Breathe, keep breathing. Don't lose your nerve" -

Page 319: Current Addiction (Part 19)

/ Monday, July 11, 2016 /
Seagull by Saturday Sun

I need more time to breathe

Lone seagull flies, into the waves
Our sun goes down, in covering clouds

Page 318: Hiatus

/ Saturday, July 9, 2016 /
It's time to take a break. 
Find bliss in ignorance.

It's time to listen to 
the voice inside of you 
and the beautiful elusive sounds the nature made.

“Detach. Detach. Detach.”
they whispered.

“From the thoughts of fate and luck.
From the noise from mouths of others.
From ache. From ache.”
they whispered.

Jakarta, 09.07.2016

Amazing artwork by Elicia Adijanto

Page 317: We Do Have That Culture, Indonesia

/ Thursday, May 5, 2016 /
Yuyun was 14 when she got raped by 14 men and murdered. This sick incident is the reason why we need to change the law in Indonesia and educate people about rape culture. Seriously, we DO have a rape culture problem.

My buddy Fely sent me the link of this thoughtful writing about Rape Culture in Indonesia.
Go read this so we can learn to stop blaming on things like alcohol or woman's body.

Dear Yuyun, I hope your soul is in the most peaceful place right now.

"But rape and sexual assault isn’t just because of alcohol. To blame it on the alcohol is to detract the perpetrator’s responsibility from their actions. And that epitomizes the flawed system we have which propagates a rape culture.

But no one ever taught boys to not do catcalls. In fact, our people prides on it. Most believe catcalls should be taken as a compliment to the women, and they should be flattered. So whenever sexual crimes occur, it’s the blame game again: what was the woman wearing? was she flirty? Why not blame it on the men? Because it’s simply more convenient and more culturally acceptable to blame the women."

Page 316: Fascinate

/ Monday, March 28, 2016 /
This will be over.
I promise this will be over soon.
The pain, the jealousy, the cheesy imagination in my head.
It will be over soon.

You've found a new home.
I should be happy.
I should.

Still, I wish I fascinated you at some point, 
in some particular way.

Page 315: All I have left is the story*

/ /
It’s kinda funny how Interpol’s songs are the salve that I need every time I decided to heal the wound and move on.
Every time I realized that the ship has sailed.

Despite the sexual innuendos in their lyrics, Paul Banks seems to know how to represent how I feel inside when it comes to letting go. Or to comprehend how weary souls try to deal with all “bad lucks” they have.

Anyway, guess it’s the sign I need to continue chasing my dreams. No pause this time, Neng Tia. 
No pause.

I know Carlos D has left, but for me, this is interpol.

*from The Depths
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