Goodbye My Awesome Pink Suitcase


 

Last appearance at Kastrup airport, Copenhagen

Last appearance at Kastrup airport, Copenhagen

Dear my pink suitcase,

I remember the first time I landed a sight on you. It was at some random bag shop in north Seattle, in 2006. I needed an extra suitcase, and a cheap one given my student status, for my belongings which I had to bring back to Indonesia after a year living in the U.S. I was in the middle of two choices, between you and another typical black suitcase. But my friend, Kelsey, who couldn’t wait for any longer, shouted that I should just pick you since I had been touching you for 20 minutes. 

Appeared that you were not just another cheap luggage. Since 2006, you had accompanied me traveling to many different countries, across oceans and continents. From the U.S. to Indonesia, you continued to be with me during our Tokyo-bound trip. Did you remember that I stuffed a huge speaker and several gadgets which I bought from Tokyo? And despite your soft case, you protected them safely during the rough pacific journey against the weight of other suitcases. Continue reading

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Another Christmas in Norway


1538895_10151880521101936_1447023292_nIt was my second Christmas in Norway at my in-laws’ farm house. This time, it was less crowded because my niece and nephew spent the holiday at their other grandparents’. Neither the ship head (the traditional Norwegian food on Christmas), nor the snow.

The absence of snow this winter appears to be so strange to me. I even experienced Oslo at 6 Celsius degree in the last week of December. While snow falls in Sahara, the northern world wonders why the snow doesn’t make a visit to their hemisphere. This climate has reminds me with one article I read from COP 10, about the exchange of climate as the forced of extreme energy from the two opposite hemispheres (the north and south): the northern will be warmer, and the south will experience some cold.

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Moral Control & Moral Police in Scandinavia (& UK)


Moralkontrol & moralpoliti i Oslo nabolag.
Mange er flyttet fra deres hjemmeland så kan de bor under humanistisk lov, men faktisk er religios-kontrol kommer efter dem stadig.
Kom nu! Norge er ikke Saudia Arabia, Afghanistan, eller Indonesien.

Læse et Iranien par som oplever det.

(Moral control & moral police in Oslo neighborhood. Many has moved from their homeland to live under humanist law, but in fact, still, religious control always comes after them. Come on! Norway is not Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, or Indonesia).

Read an Iranian couple who experiences this. News in Norwegian only.

http://www.osloby.no/nyheter/Mobbet-av-moralpolitiet-7253982.html#.UeP8DkGbfPV

Many perhaps get me wrong. Yes i do agree that there is discrimination to muslims in Scandinavia. However, this goes both way. As a person who was born and grew up in a predominantly muslim country, I have seen and experienced how some types of muslims can be so aggressive forcing their sharia law to others, especially their fellow immigrants, and more especially immigrants from pre-dominantly muslim countries. Sometimes i just don’t get it, why many muslims left their problematic islamic republic countries behind to other more peaceful places, just to bag and establish the same fundamental problem.

My husband is currently debating with members from Det Kaldet til Islam in Copenhagen, a radicalist islamic group which aims to establish khilafah (islamist) country, has called people in distortion festivals in Copenhagen devils for not behaving as islam teaches, and planned to recruit gangster youth to their organization so that these youth can find better way (which in fact it’s a plan to build paramilitary).

I am fine with people believing whatever religion they want to believe, but chillax…just keep and eat it yourself.

Apparently moral police like this is not only happening in Norway, but also in UK which has escalated to even larger social tension, from honor killing to hidden law implementation of shariah court.

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illegal stickers placed in many areas in London, UK