Family

What is family? It’s a question I ask myself often since I started writing my book. (By the way, I’ve sent the manuscript to several publishers and I already received a couple of rejections, unfortunately …) My sister stopped sending me e-mails. Whether that is because of the money issue … Oh well, let’s not draw conclusions too quickly. Family goes beyond kinship. Much further. Although I was always looking for my place in our adoptive family, I’ve always known who I considered to be my family. The family in which I grew up. I used to…

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Roots trip (not planned yet)

My whole life I have been defending myself about not to going back to Indonesia. A scenario that goes something like this: – “Have you ever been back in Indonesia?” – “No.” And believe me, the persons asking me that are never satisfied with that answer. How can that be. Don’t you think that’s weird. Are you not curious about where you come from? That’s what they’re thinking. Sometimes there is a judgment. Especially when I tell that my ideal dream trip is a family road trip through the US, together with Arthur (with whom…

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