Talk Toilets: Bill Gates Vs Odesa Indonesia


“Peace, a word from a Merciful Lord” was faintly heard repeatedly when my steps approaching a small mosque at 07.33 am this morning. Indeed, what was heard is in Arabic version as سَلَامٌ قَوْلًا مِنْ رَبٍّ رَحِيمٍ (Quran Surah Yasin Verse 58, Arabic). In native version, Sundanese, the verse is transliterated as “Salamun ka ahli…Read more »

Linguistic difficulties (an introduction)


A primary student answering the President Jokowi challenge by mentioning the names of fish. “Ikan Teri (anchovy), Ikan Lele (catfish), Ikan K*nt*l (literally, penis fish)…”, said the kid. The president silent for a time and seemed finding an answer to the situation. Exhibiting his comical expression to the kid, the president asked him again to…Read more »