“The Death of Socrates” by Jacques-Louis David, 1787.

Every question can be answered.

Except, questions that are not asked, are not expressed, are not raised, do not become of a question, and are not seen as questions, because when the concept of the “answer” has been present in any variety, it is continuous with the concept of the question.

One goes by thinking of the concept “answer” while asking questions — to say one’s very narrative as a question, as simple as the question fall align to the concept “answer” therefore its answered. Question-answer, and answer-question as they are binary opposition. …


A short.

Kills Two, a Brulé Sioux medicine man, circa 1900.

Many terms accompany the presence of the first Americans on the continent such as the first American, American Indian (American-Indian), “Indian” (only), Native American (Indigenous people of American), and to the extent use the term of their tribe origin / based on their predecessors (recorded) as an example in the photo of the Sioux Tribe, or such as the Apache Tribe, Comanche Tribe, Cheyenne Tribe and so on.

The term containing the word “India” is not too accepted as an inclusion of the self term for the people mentioned above who inhabit the Americas today. …


Kusambi, 2021.

The tiresome of nodding and smiling the eyes to the locals. But there was nothing else that i could do to make my existence here less irritating. Two of my friends seem did not care, they strolled their bikes with their black glasses on.

Smiling the eyes, what is that mean? It means because of the pandemic, we use a mask, and it’s our eyes the only part left uncovered. You are smiling, but others cannot see you are smiling beside the eyes that smile. The eyes change their magnitude.

I posted about my story of expedition alike, to the…


If this is not too demanding, my reader, could you while reading this story, turn on Chopin’s Nocturne in E Flat Major, Op. 9 №2: “A Madame Camille Pleyel”? Thank you. You are very kind.

My last stop here in Lempuyang Luhur Temple.

My reader, let me say first and foremost. I do not know and am not interested in knowing details of what temple is what, and the others demanding answers for similar questions. I came here to pray and pay respect for my late grandfather, and to experience the natural settings around the place — as you probably know me.

“The Carnival” i put the title…


The entrance to Karang Boma site, 2019.

Like the summer of yesteryear, gone from this earth. We momentary rapping the life of rabble. Plain and full of ruin…

Our country is tropical and we’ve got only two seasons —or weather, less clumsy it expresses. At this time, the people like to stay away from the natural settings, not because they usually do that, but they just could not afford to get wet, rain does not get along with the mood and comfort with them outside, and to avoid getting sick.

We will not escape sounding very Übermensch type, having the power and ego to actually enjoy what…


Green Bowl Beach.

The title — those are the words of the great William Shakespeare, which I found in the introduction page from the book Flatland (1884) by Edwin Abbott. I refuse to elaborate the meaning of the particular fragment taken from the whole of William’s story. But still I prematurely might say is roundabout on tragedy.

Green Bowl Beach I went to, out of the blue. People call the name by the sight of green colors shade from the surface water by the usual hour of late afternoon. The bowl is coastal shaped rocks going around making similarly to those called “infinity…


Peselancar di Balangan.

Di hari terakhir libur semester tahun 2019 itu, aku siang bolong sempatkan datang ke Pantai Balangan. Ada suatu tekanan dan memaksa untuk membuat hari terakhir itu tidak biasa. Pola pikiran ini selalu hadir terutama di saat-saat libur akan usai, karena harus aku pergi jauh ke tempat yang susah mencari pantai, susah mencari waktu, dan dibelenggu rasa kurang bahagia. Walau aku tidak benar-benar tahu apa sejatinya kebahagiaan…

Aku datang ke Pantai Balangan pertama kali di tahun 2012 dan saat itu bersama keluarga. Pantai Balangan kala kami hadir juga saat siang hari terik, sehingga dapat diceritakan bahwa tidak ada orang lokal di…


Pantai Lembeng

Plang bertuliskan dirinya itu akhirnya diganti dengan bentuk huruf dan unit yang baru. Ukurannya besar dan tiangnya tinggi, ada kejelasan yang ditawarkan, dan ia tawarkan dengan gelegar — “PANTAI LEMBENG”. Betapa para pengendara yang kelelahan atau baru saja memulai perjalanannya di jalan induk antar kabupaten, ingin segera singgah dan menerima panggilan.

Pantai Lembeng memiliki teknik pemasaran yang sekiranya telah jauh lebih canggih di masanya dari pantai segaris dengannya. Orang datang dan pergi, dan dirinya begitu berubah tidak banyak…


Sebuah perjalanan kadang tanpa gemuruh pelesiran, tanpa perayaan, ceritanya singkat dan membosankan. Perjalanan ini tak lebih sebuah catatan kaki…

Desa Seraya Timur, Karangasem.

Titik-titik paling ujung di Pulau Bali, aku ingin ke sana. Berdasarkan kemampuan arah mata angin sederhana dan bantuan peta Google, pelacakan ujung paling timur setelah menimbang-nimbang dan membandingkan yang mana ia — telah didapat, kemudian berangkat aku dan seorang teman.

Seraya, Karangasem. Masuk kami ke jalan yang memberi kesan “ini sekurang-kurangnya bukan perkotaan lagi”. Sepanjang berkelok naik turun jalanan perbukitan sisi timur itu, banyak terlihat warga desa yang berkumpul di depan rumah, dan melakukan sesuatu. …


Anjing itu seketika menggigit tripod, menghadirkan sebuah kreasi cahaya fotografi.

Aku mengabadikan empat ratus foto saat bermalam di Bukit Tengah, dan pulang membawa seribu lebih kenangan…

Badan berjibaku tanah gembur dan meronta. Temanku Angga sudah bangun lebih dulu kemudian mengangkat motor yang sempat menimpa kami. Sakti, yang naik motor sendiri menyusul dari belakang lalu melihat penuh heran. Baru saja terjatuh — aku dan Angga.

Saat itu hujan hanya gerimis, tidak selebat di jalan utama Klungkung-Karangasem, tapi air-air itu pikirku sudah melunakkan dataran yang berada lebih tinggi di sekeliling gang, sehingga tanah larut dan mengendap di jalan-jalan gang. …

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