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A CUP OF COFFEE FROM ACEH

A cup of coffee from Aceh reminds us of him, as the last will he said. Coffee is mysterious as well as captivating, it is slowly becoming something that reaches the masses. In cities that are growing, trade is booming, and people’s lives are becoming more open. Coffee made relationships more egalitarian, and spending free time together grew to be popular. Continue reading

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THE STORY OF A SMALL COUNTRY AGAINST AMERICAN CAPITALISM

The United States as a country is still a merchant selling its own corporate products. No, even though we are a small country that doesn’t know where but we have to fight their capitalism, gently of course. Continue reading

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WHAT DOES THE FUTURE MEAN

The less we feel our absence. What is the meaning of our small selves compared to the heroes who have lived, or even in the years and centuries to come, the new humans who will later sail the vast ocean to all the islands in the overseas region? Continue reading

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MARSOSE CORPS, THE DUTCH SPECIAL ARMY DURING ACEH WAR

Marsose, based on historical records, does more of his work as a counter-guerrilla force in Aceh and Batak land. These two areas were very difficult to control the colonial government until the early twentieth century. Continue reading

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ADIOS ANDALUCIA

I am ashamed of my foolishness, I have embarrassed the ancestors. Abdurrahman is remembered as the worst Muslim fighter and leader, all the time. Adios Andalusia that I love and will never see again. Continue reading

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ACEH CRAZY OR ACEH PUNGO

Aceh Pungo (Bahasa Indonesia: Aceh Gila) is known in Dutch by the name of Aceh Moorden. The word “Pungo” is an ancient word that is equivalent to the Acehnese language meaning “crazy” is a term used when a person does things beyond reasonable limits. Continue reading

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KISSING THE DEATH AN ELEGY

KISSING THE DEATH AN ELEGY. Describes the feeling of Toyotomi Hideyori, ahead of the fall of Osaka Castle on the Tokugawa Ieyasu army. After hearing the most powerful samurai, Yukimura Sanada fought desperately to pick up death on the front. Alone to keep the honor of his master. Continue reading

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MY PRAY, A POEM WRITTEN BY HAMZAH FANSURI

God whatever your bounty for me in the world
Grant to your enemies Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENS IF ABU NAWAS BECOMES A KING

WHAT HAPPENS IF ABU NAWAS BECOMES A KING. Imagine if an Abu Nawas exchanged a position with Harun Al-Rashid, the Abbasid Caliph. what’s happening? In history, Abu Nawas is a reliable critic but can he be in control as Caliph Harun Al-Rashid? Continue reading

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THE POLITICS OF AN ABUNAWAS

THE POLITICS OF AN ABUNAWAS. Abu Nawas was born from history, not from nothing. Abu Nawas original name is Abu Ali al-Hasan bin Hani al-Hakami. He was born in 145 H (747 AD) in the city of Ahvaz in Persia (present Iran). His father, Hani al-Hakam, was a member of the military legion of Caliph Marwan II. While his mother was named Jalban, a Persian woman who worked as a woolen washer. Since childhood, he was orphaned. A glorious life in the reign of Harun Al-Rashid, in a chaotic manner, can help or at the same time defeat the Caliph in any matter. Continue reading

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