During my morning tea routine, I was thinking about the charity project we are currently organising. We are collecting donations to buy shoes for 157 school kids in Kalimantan (Borneo). My mind was occupied with how to find the best shoe distributor, the best company for sending them, and how to reach the our goal as cost effective as possible. As I was lost in my own mind, thinking of options, Tobias was smiling happily.Continue reading “MY MORNING TEA”
On Sunday I attended a church in Karlsruhe Durlach for the first time. On Tuesday I received a phone call from them. The lady on the phone asked me how I feel about their service and if I’m interested to come again. Then, she asked me if I am a believer, when and why. I had a flashback…Continue reading “FANTASTICALLY TRUE STORIES”
Time: 30 minutesContinue reading “SIMPLE MUSHROOM PASTA ft. Kayan”
There are two boys, they are brothers and in their teenage years. In 2017, the younger brother had been fighting dipg for several months when the big brother himself was diagnosed with thyroid cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes. The unthinkable, both brothers fighting cancer.
The younger brother passed away that year. Now, the cancer of the older brother is progressing.
I read these news posted by a dipg advocate. There I also read and see photos of many children in pain, and remembering those who have passed away because they suffered from DIPG.
My heart is shattered.Continue reading “THORNY QUESTION”
On the train, on our way back home from Berlin,
me and Tobias were sitting next to each other, opposite other passengers, separated by a table.
Can kids navigate their way in London alone unsupervised?Continue reading “GROWIN’ UP”
As Indonesian with Chinese descent, since I was a kid until I got older, I still face harassment and discrimination. Sometimes I got called out, using racial pejoratives, including from colleagues when I was working for a governmental institution.Continue reading “THE POWER OF WORDS”
I love cooking. But since I have physical difficulties (double vision, weak arms), it’s quite challenging to be in the kitchen. However it doesn’t stop me from cooking. Here I share with you my simple recipes, that won’t take a lot of time to create comfy foods.Continue reading “TITIEN’S KITCHEN”
A married couple was planning to find the perfect place on earth, full of happiness. They began traveling and searching, and years passed by. Then one day on their journey, they met a wise man.Continue reading “THE PERFECT PLACE”