Monthly Archives: April 2018

A Great Work of Mind

From nothing became something.

When we want to express our ideas into a great work, just imagine and do what we want to do because that is an expression of a creative mind.

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The Site of Gereja Katolik Santo Fidelis Sejiram

Edu Mungan

Sejiram, which is located about 617 kilometers Northeast from Pontianak (the capital of West Kalimantan) and 119 kilometers from Putussibau (the capital of Kapuas Hulu Regency), is the capital of Seberuang Subdistrict where the site of Gereja Katolik Santo Fidelis Sejiram located. The local citizens consist of some Dayaknese such as Dayak Seberuang, Dayak Suaid and Dayak Kantu. The history of the church can be simply described based on the datas in Parish of Saint Fidelis Sejiram.

It was in 1892, on the bank of sungai (river) Seberuang,P. H. Looymans, SJ, who then became the firstmissioner for the Dayaksin Kapuas Hulu, and some people, who are the local citizens, built a church, which was simply made from some woods as its base. Then, it was named and called the Catholic Church of Saint Fidelis Sejiram. But few years later, the church had been fired. It was…

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A Warm Conversation

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.

Photograph

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.