Luka and what Lies Inbetween

When death smiles at us, all we can do is smile back…

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Saya sedang berada di Blue Elephant, salah satu bar favorit kami di kota Blantyre, alunan reggae berbalut potongan daging panggang serta kuchi-kuchi bir khas Malawi cukup membuat hangat suasana malam itu. Bulan ini Juni teman, puncak musim dingin telah datang memeluk malam serta keragaman di dalamnya. Saya tidak pernah suka musim dingin, mungkin karena dalam darah saya kental mengalir hangatnya matahari khatulistiwa, tanah yang senantiasa saya sebut rumah.

Kemudian kami mendapat sebuah pesan singkat, “Goliath has passed away”. Singkat. sesingkat isinya. Salah seorang kolega kembali kepangkuan-Nya malam itu.  Continue reading

No matter how world teasing me on, at the end of my day. I just need to sit under a giant baobab tree in a backyard of our clinic. Enjoy one of God greatest paint, a women and twilight sky. And I know, that everything gonna be alright…

A mai (women) of Malawi. with their humble way of greet people and a generous smile while carrying their baby. little of me know that they are the backbone of a family. not only take care of the baby but also supporting the whole family issues.

Here comes April and the suprises

Satu-satunya yang bisa saya jadikan alasan dan persalahkan atas dugaan dan gambaran saya tentang Afrika mungkin adalah film-film yang mewarnai layar kaca saya sedari kecil. Mungkin seperti juga kalian alami, Afrika yang tandus, dengan savana bergulir, hewan-hewan liar memenuhi oase, suhu serta humiditas yang tinggi, penduduk kulit gelap dengan tingkah pribumi bersahaja. Lengkap sudah! Sepertinya Tuhan meluangkan waktu dan terlena saat memasak benua hitam ini. Itu pandanganku dulu. Continue reading

Nyasa Lake of Malawi really got the name. and the kid as well. They are a kid of sun, they grow under mighty Baobab tree and live by the blessing of God through the water and fish. I Love Them! 🙂

Malawian kids are made by heaven! Their laugh, their smiles, their eyes all of sudden you forget the problem on this poor landlocked country in south-eastern Africa. They are the southern kid, a kid from a very small village called Thekerani. Where I spent months helping on a rural clinic for HIV-AIDS Services.