Life, Actually

Life in the Netherlands, because it goes on!

We’re All the Same in the Eyes of War

What was it like to live in Netherlands-Indies as a mixed race child during the Japanese occupation? Did they have a nice life just when the Dutch ruled the colony, or did they suffer just like the indigenous people? “Buitenkampers” might be perfect if you want to start learning the history of Indo-Dutch people. Background […]

Kami Bukan Investasi!

Disklaimer: Tulisan ini dibuat dari sudut pandang anak. Sebulan yang lalu gue menerima telepon dari seorang sahabat di Indonesia. Alih-alih cerita menyenangkan tentang hari Natalnya, dia curhat ke gue. Sejak dia punya pekerjaan tetap, orangtuanya terus meminta uang untuk kebutuhan rumah. Menurut gue ini wajar karena dia masih tinggal sama orangtuanya. Yang nggak wajar adalah […]

Nearly Cried at Bronbeek Museum

This post is the English version of my old post. You can view the old post in Bahasa Indonesia here Have you ever cried in a museum? I haven’t, but I was this close to crying in a museum. This is a memory of my visit to Bronbeek Museum, one of the most memorable museums […]