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Memoir: Diaspora, Love and Equality

  [Read directly at TheJakartaPost.com.] by Jennie S. Bev, Santa Clara  I shared with a good friend that I don’t really know where I belong now. And I might always feel this way throughout my lifetime. He said, “You are lucky, Jen, because you have two...

Dreams about My Father

by Jennie S. Bev A few days ago, I was in shock and in tears. The father I never had has died a month ago and his family didn’t even bother to tell me. The man was my biological father, a confused person who didn’t know what he wanted for life, left my mother when she...

A koala mom and a tiger cub

by Jennie S. Bev Amy Chua is a “tiger mom.” My Chinese Indonesian mom is, on contrary, a “koala mom.” Amy Chua wouldn’t allow her kids to play and insist them to get straight As. My mom would ask me many times to stop studying diligently to go out and play and insist...

Mystery of life, awe, and ecstasy

by Jennie S. Bev I live with a strong sense of awe and wonder. I love and adore mysteries. They are all around and inside me. Things unknown, things in the future, things far away, and things I keep close dearly to heart. Mysteries keep me alive and craving for more....

Dreams about My Father

by Jennie S. Bev A few days ago, I was in shock and in tears. The father I never had has died a month ago and his...

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