Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Basa Basi

Basa Basi

Orang tidak senang berbasa-basi
Mereka hanya suka bersopan santun ria
Jika kau berada di supermarket – apakah kau bersapa ria dengan kasirnya?
Mungkin di desa
Tidak di kota

Jangan kaukira
Jika si kasir tersenyum manis, maka ia riang gembira dalam hatinya

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Australia Day's Hanging Rock

The Hanging Rock is a unique formation of rocks described as “mamelon” (French word for nipple). It is an extinct volcano with steep sides, which is situated near Mt. Macedon in Victoria. I went there during the Australia Day Horse Racing meeting, and it was quite different from my normal Melbourne Cup hangabout. There were no ladies with flare flowery dresses, well... there were some, but there were more country folks wearing shorts and tank tops with a token Australian Flag as the ladies’ cape.

It was a good feeling to be out bush and enjoyed the fresh air of the mountain. Situated about 1 hour from Melbourne, I was able to enjoy the green trees of the mysterious “Miranda’s last resting place” (see Peter Weir’s film “Picnic at the Hanging Rock”).

This was my second visit at the place, and I do believe that the place has a mystery quality in it. Despite my partner’s saying that the whole “Picnic at the Hanging Rock” was fictious. It is just like a spooked feeling I have whenever I visited abandoned prisons, just like the time I visited Fremantle Prison in Perth a few years ago.

Spooked or not spooked, I think you should visit the Hanging Rock for the fresh air, the green bushes, and the walking tracks. Just be prepared to bring water and take a lot of rest before you reach the top of the rock.

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Firsy - by KUmala on Polyvore.com

This life is a trip when you're psycho in love
This life is a trip when you're psycho in love - by yelly♥ on Polyvore.com

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Banyak banyak

Banyak masalah bukan urusanku
Itu urusanmu
Banyak kepedihan bukan milikku
Itu milikmu
Banyak urusan bukan hakku
Itu hakmu
Banyak komentar bukan suaraku
Itu... suaramu

Banyak, banyak, bukan milikku.

Thursday, January 29, 2009



Bahasa adalah suatu bentuk komunikasi.
Bahasa. Verbal atau non verbal?
Bahasa verbal, ada yang tersirat, dan ada yang tersurat.
Bahasa non verbal, selalu tersurat kah?

Mengapa bahasa verbal itu arbitrari?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

KUmala Arts: Upcoming Project

Brewing your own beer.
A concept that I cannot understand, since the beers are readily available at a liquor shop near you. But, according to a friend, he enjoys brewing his own beer because it gives him satisfaction - to produce his own beer, and to be able to enjoy his manufacture.

This is my upcoming project that will involve brewing beer in the making!

KUmala Arts I

Imagine a world without arts.
You think arts is rats?
You're probably right.

Imagine a world without expressing what's inside your head.
Be it a simple story, a birthday wish, a drawing.
You think arts is rats?
Think again.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

KUmala Arts

Interested in Arts?
KUmala Arts is simply an art form that will help you in any way the arts can help.
I, the founder of KUmala Arts do prose, poetry, dramas.

Yet, arts is collaborative. I'll be glad to work with people who have the same philosophy. Interested?

Please drop me a line.