Rejection

Two days ago I had the pleasure of meeting a lovely girl Lily. Lily is twenty one and she has Down Syndrome. All her life Lily has faced rejections. Her family rejected her, and family’s friends. She was rejected from many regular schools. She was rejected for many jobs for which she had applied. However, […]

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My story: A Runaway

Two beautiful magazines Down in the Dirt/Scars Publications (http://scars.tv at http://scars.tv/cgi-bin/framesmain.pl?writers) and Literary Yard (https://literaryyard.com/2018/02/15/story-a-runaway/) published my story A Runway. Check their websites and enjoy great stories and posts you will find there.

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All that fashion

A couple of days ago, an older gentleman who often surfs in the same surf spot as I do, wished me a good morning and asked me with a smile: “Aren’t you as well a fashion designer?” “No, I know nothing about fashion.” I replied. “Good for you,” he said, “all the girls I meet […]

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Why I stopped eating meat (but not fish)

Being vegetarian is nowadays pretty “cool”. Being vegan is even more popular. I stopped eating meat some years back but I am neither of these two, and I don’t consider myself pescetarian either. I don’t think I belong to any group but even if I do it does not matter so much. What matters is […]

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We only listen to what we want to hear

All of us, in general, tend to avoid information that contradicts to what we already think and believe. And we often think about ourselves only in superlatives. Therefore, we do not accept very well the unpleasant truth about ourselves. It must be such a terrible feeling to suddenly realize that someone else has different opinion […]

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Temptations are to be resisted, or not?

Have you ever caught yourself thinking about doing something that usually you wouldn’t? Something that you think is not good, not moral, and even disgraceful. Have you ever been in the situation when that strange pulling and a bit evil but tempting force is pushing you to do something that doesn’t match your values? But […]

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Untold and unknown

20 years ago, a woman I know got an offer to work on an interesting project in a foreign country. She was in her twenties and dated a man she loved and with whom she had a good time. They had been together for 2 years then and spending 8 months separated was something that […]

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Life and death

A couple of days ago, I heard about the death of a young woman I had known She died during childbirth. The baby survived. She was a lovely person and even though we were not close friends, her death struck me so hard. The fact that she was so young, so full of life and […]

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Good manners

Today, I was buying some things in the local supermarket. It is one of the biggest Indonesian supermarket chains where the employees are trained to welcome the customers with “Welcome to our supermarket. We wish you a pleasant shopping.” Smiles sometimes appear, but not always, and the employees seem not very skilful with their cash […]

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