i was on vacation at a very luxurious hotel with my dad and sis. we were in its shopping arcade when a huge flood suddenly came bursting in. but it wasn’t at all scary, it was fun.
not long after that, we were already heading to a seafood storehouse from the hotel’s terrace. we wanted to shop for some fresh shrimps and fish.
i remember walking past a shark tank, wondering why on earth people would buy fresh and alive sharks.
i met D and P at the storehouse. somehow D decided to kiss a shrimp. we just couldn’t stop laughing.
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Gratiagusti Chananya Rompas was born in Jakarta, 19 August 1979. She studied English Literature in Universitas Indonesia, Depok (2003) and received her masters in The Gothic Imagination from University of Stirling, Scotland (2005).
She is one of the founders of Komunitas BungaMatahari, a mailing list-based Indonesian poetry community that have embraced many poetry enthusiasts with its catchphrase “semua bisa berpuisi” or, roughly translated, “poetry for all”. She is also involved in Selatan, a literary journal, and Paviliun Puisi, a monthly open mic event--both managed by her and her like-minded friends.
She currently resides in Jakarta, trying to find balance between writing and day-to-day living.
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