Selasa, 13 Juni 2017

Ratoh Duek Dance (From Indonesian Day 2017)

Ratoh Duek posted here is a variant of Saman dance (I guess? just with two males) performed during Indonesian day and dinner 2017 last May. I'm posting it here because I love the choreography so much and that accompanying song is forever stuck in my head. For the full version of all performances, check out my previous post titled "Indonesian Day full performances"

Credits goes to PPI Groningen

Jumat, 09 Juni 2017


I am a privileged young woman.
I have lived in comfort most of life in which I always get more than I deserve
But what comforts me was not wealth, nor residing under a waterproof roof,
Nor being driven across the city in a red Mazda 2, nor to have enough balance to purchase something I long for.
It's family. And I have taken myself 12000 km away from my own comforts

I am mad enough to leave my lifelong comfort in trade for such uncertainty, blinded by naive dreams of becoming a researcher.
I am mad enough to leave my most cherished thing in life for such glorified hardship, unaware of how far can it changes me

However, this hardship is not a hardship. For I am a privileged young woman.
And I don't deserve to feel sad. I am not entitled to make complaints.
I do not recognise what hardship is, thus how can I say more about it?


I was raised as a studious Swann in a controlled environment,
Now thrown into a cage of wolves that this world is always like
I am too soft to be living, too fragile to be assertive
Too spoiled in an independent world, disgustingly mellow and dependent

I have been low for 5 months and my failures are not helping me.
I am a shame, a disgrace, worth nothing more than a token 18-year old Indonesian

What I've been feeling is vividly real and yet my problems are not.

I have a cowardly mentality
I have a weakened will
Everyone else has it worse than I do
I am not trying hard enough
I am one ungrateful bitch

It's all in my head


Minggu, 04 Juni 2017

Kamis, 01 Juni 2017

Awesome 4-hands piano arrangement

This is the four seasons complete movements. These two did a great job, I think you should check it out!