while i've been away

set up my schedule for ubud writers and readers festival 2018. click here.

received a grant from the national book committee's litri to translate bagaimana tuhan menciptakan cahaya by raka ibrahim. click here

published a writing for sastra lintas rupa's frasa vol 02 mini book on culinary themes in sapardi djoko damono's body of work. click here

for info on my upcoming events, click here

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orhan pamuk i

in fact no one recognises the happiest moment of their lives as they are living it. it may well be that, in a moment of joy, one might sincerely believe that they are living that golden instant "now," even having lived such a moment before, but whatever they say, in one part of their hearts they still believe in the certainty of a happier moment to come. because how could anyone, and particularly anyone who is still young, carry on with the belief that everything could only get worse: if a person is happy enough to think he has reached the happiest moment of his life, he will be hopeful enough to believe his future will be just as beautiful, more so. 

orhan pamuk