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The Walls of Georgetown

I am drawn to street art, enough to actually take a walk under the bridges and tunnels of Jakarta for a slow, close look at them a few years ago. I understand the resistance, the public discourse, the activism that is channeled through street art,… Read More

Cerita Pasar Santa yang Belum Selesai

Tempo lalu Maesy menuliskan tentang POST, ruang kreatif kecil kami di Pasar Santa yang enam bulan terakhir membuat akhir pekan kami selalu dipenuhi hal gembira. Ia adalah ruang yang mendekatkan kami dengan individu dan kelompok kreatif yang mencintai apa yang dilakukannya dan bergembira dalam membaginya.… Read More

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Our POST at Pasar Santa

Nearly six months have passed since Teddy, Steven, and I raised our glass to celebrate the opening of POST, our creative space in Pasar Santa. No, we didn’t drink champagne. The three of us had been taking turns falling ill, so I mixed us a… Read More

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Tentang Saudara Tua dengan Kepribadian Rumit

Jika kau melihat keseharian Jakarta dengan seksama, atau kau mengingat bagaimana ia menuliskan sejarah hidupmu, terbitkah cintamu padanya? Ojek yang saya tumpangi menyelip diantara mobil, polisi cepek, penyeberang jalan, bus, motor lain, sampai suatu titik di mana bahkan pengendara motor paling lihai pun harus berhenti.… Read More

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To Take a Walk

“We need your help to start our second book,” I said when the microphone arrived in my hands. “Twosocks and I only know that we want to write about Jakarta, but we don’t know where to begin or what would be the most interesting angle.… Read More

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In Between Adieu and Hello

The last day of 2014 began slowly, with homemade cold brew latte in handmade ceramic mugs sipped while watching the grey clouds float, and then all at once, with a song and a dance. Twosocks told me that he has found it, the song that… Read More

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Pria Necis Dengan Singlet Kumal

Seekor anjing hitam berlari mendekati kami. Moncongnya tertunduk hingga sedikit di atas pasir pantai yang menguning. Totol-totol putih terlihat di tempat-tempat yang tidak menunjang estetika.  Anjing kampung biasa dengan leher telanjang. Saya waspada, menjaga kemungkinan ia datang untuk cari gara-gara. Pada jarak beberapa meter, si… Read More

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Taman Baca Kesiman

I know that Denpasar is an urban city which surely comes with creative spaces, but in my clouded touristy mind, I thought those spaces are hubs for traditional arts – the barong dancers, the painters, the carvers. It wasn’t until a friend invited Twosocks and… Read More