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Last guardian of the Javan snootch

I’ve decided to try and reboot this blog.

Apologies for being a bit crap for the last year — it’s largely because I’ve settled into more of a routine, and when writing and editing is what you do for a living then it seems like a bit of an arse to hash out another thousand words at the end of a day. 1,089 more words

Indonesia's Virginity Tests: A Growing Women's Rights Violation

Originally published on Feb. 23, 2015 on International Political Forum:

Indonesia’s city of Jember recently proposed imposing a state-sponsored two-finger test to check for the virginity of female high school students, preventing those who have engaged in pre-marital sex from receiving their rightfully earned diploma. 97 more words

Human Rights

A Sweet Morning and A Late Night Dinner


It’s been a long time since Axel and Dissa asked me to post recipes here. I even mentioned it in the last post and still haven’t posted any until now. 850 more words


Bertemu 7 bidadari, di Air Terjun Rowosari

“Hoi, besok pagi ke Rowosari, yuk. Nyamperin Air terjun. Diajakin Tim Sukalanjalan.com nih”

Seketika saja kopi panas yang masih belum tertelan ini hampir menyembur ke arah suara parau milik lelaki berwajah kusut, tidak terlalu tinggi namun selalu banyak bicara. 710 more words


Sex or school? E. Java lawmakers aim to forbid graduation for non-virgins

The city council of Jember, East Java’s third largest urban area with a population of 300,000, plans to give a virginity test to schoolgirls, local media reported.Those who fail will not have a chance to become high school graduates. 410 more words