The people in Sejiram know about Gabus Fish – also known as Common Snakehead – and it is named Delak. So, when the luck (keberuntungan) is displayed as the title of this post, many non-native speaker of English especially in Sejiram will think and pronounce it as delak – with d without ð.
No matter how small we are in the eyes of others, we can still change the world to be more meaningful.
After almost a year apart, finally I can meet Agus and David, who are my college friends while in STBA Pontianak. That’s because they live in Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan province, and I live in Putussibau, Kapuas Hulu District, the eastern region of West Kalimantan. It takes about 14 hours using a bus and approximately an hour using a plane. Although we have recently separated, there have been some changes we have experienced such as in our families and even to our works. Some of our expectations are achieved, but many of them are failed and even have to stop in the middle of a struggle. All of that became our warm conversation at a coffee shop in Pontianak.
Sharing about how we live is better than talking about how other people live. Stop comparing our lives with others.
Be like a drop of water that descends to refresh people who are thirsty like comforting a soul thirsts for a happiness. Happy Sunday.
When you feel that you are standing alone, there is a part of your life shadowing. You can only feel it if you really realize who you are, because the shadow of your life will be seen clearly by a guidance of the light of life.
This Entuyut – nepenthes – is the smallest Entuyut I have ever seen in my village. The plant grows wildly near my house in Sejiram.
So, I take some photos of the plant and measure its size.
It has 3 cm length.
It was in 1993, when my brother – Modestus Tamton – and I were captured in these photographs. The first photo was taken beside the site of Gereja Katolik Santo Fidelis Sejiram.
The last photo was captured in front of our house which had been abandoned by my family in 1996.
Many families, especially in Sejiram, use Simpuh or Asam Cekala’ (also known as ginger family) as a flavour of some meats, and it can be mixed with chilli sauce.