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The Blue Book Travels Too

We arrived at the doors of Portibi Farm with two tall backpacks on our shoulders. Jocean, the head of the Portibi clan, welcomed us with hugs and a frown. We were just staying for the weekend, but our carry-ons were as big as they were… Read More

Portibi farm

Memori

Alex dan Adam, kakak beradik tujuh dan lima tahun itu, bermain-main di kebun belakang penginapan. Saya memperhatikan mereka dari balkon kayu di teras. Mereka berkejaran, berteriak-teriak, memanjat jaring-jaring di rumah kayu mainan, berjungkir balik, berguling-guling di rumput, dan saling tertawa. Pagi itu adalah akhir pekan… Read More

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Behind the Pages

Behind the pages of every book, there is a trembling writer, and in the case of The Dusty Sneakers: Kisah Kawan di Ujung Sana, there are two. Writing a book is one of the scariest things that Twosocks and I have ever done in our… Read More

The Dusty Sneakers Book: Kisah Kawan di Ujung Sana

Perayaan Kecil untuk Kisah Kawan di Ujung Sana

Tepat satu minggu yang lalu, saya berlari pulang dan menerobos pintu apartemen dengan gegap gempita. Begitu pintu dibuka, Twosocks menyambut dengan berlari kecil dari pintu kamar bersama sebuah buku bersampul biru di tangannya. Dia acungkan buku tersebut ke wajah saya. Kami bertatapan, membelalak, lalu berteriak… Read More

Memperkenalkan: Kisah Kawan di Ujung Sana

Memperkenalkan: Kisah Kawan di Ujung Sana

Waktu belum lagi mencapai pukul sepuluh malam, Gypsytoes sudah terlelap. Sudah beberapa hari ini asmanya kambuh. Kasihan dia, kerap ia terbangun malam-malam karena sesak nafas. Karenanya ia kurang tidur. Hari ini suasana hati kami sebenarnya sedang baik, gembira malah. Namun, ia terlalu lelah untuk merayakan… Read More

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The City and the Bookshop Below

Upon landing in Bangalore, I could only thought of bookshops. There is of course my beloved Blossoms, which I eagerly introduced to my travel companion. He was as excited as I was when I first discovered Blossoms. We spent two hours in the three-story book… Read More