Posts tagged Jakarta
Staying True As A Javanese Woman

I was afraid that by identifying as a Javanese woman, I would be mistaken for being submissive, accepting and feminine. I would be misunderstood as being passive, when there is power in subtlety, courtesy, initiative, emotional mastery and consciousness...

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I Could be From Bali

My grandmother spoke in Javanese a lot, especially to my grandfather. This was usually when she was talking about me or my sister, assuming that my attendance at an English and Indonesian speaking school meant I would not understand her...

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A Grim Balinese Summer

** The following article touches on the topic of suicide. TCK TOWN would like to advise reader discretion.**

The exquisite Balinese landscape with endless rice fields greeted us as we made our way to the shore on my scooter. It was quite a romantic day actually...

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Embah

This visit doesn’t feel the same as the others. I’m not bubbling with excitement at the thought of reuniting with my extended family. I’m not salivating over the giddy, delicious flavours Indonesia’s food has to offer. My shoulders are heavy with sadness, numbness, apprehension and guilt.

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