Enjoy my new article in The Jakarta Post on June 10, 2016: http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2016/06/10/the-ugly-truth-of-accidental-animal-abuse.html
Here is the complete article:
The Ugly Truth of Accidental Animal Abuse
It all started with a small misunderstanding. A father and son spotted a bison calf lying in the middle of the road at Yellowstone National Park, and decided that it looked “cold”.
My article was published in The Jakarta Post on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
You can find the link in here: http://www.thejakartapost.com/youth/2016/04/20/sumatran-rhino-a-real-threat-of-extinction-in-sight.html
This is the whole article:
Sumatran Rhino: A Real Threat of Extinction In Sight
About a month ago, an extremely rare ten-year-old female Sumatran rhino was captured in East Kalimantan province through a pit trap.
A little bit faster, my anticipation building up. It was like the first day of school when you go to Kindergarden or something. — Go Ask Alice
It’s finally the end of my holidays, and I’m now preparing to go to school. The books are set, and the uniform already ironed out and neatly washed, prepared for the new term. Everybody’s feeling nervous, especially the new students, or transfer students. I myself, feel a little agitated when I hear the word ‘school’ mentioned by other people. Honestly, there are many questions that I keep thinking over and over again. What if I am selected in the class which is filled with those smart girls? Or maybe the class with the bullies? What if my classroom’s air circulation were bad and someone farted?
When I got a direct mention tweet about a request to interview me, from @KhadijaMalaika, I was over the moon. I accepted, and told her to email me all the questions. It took a while to answer all of them. I sent back to @KhadijaMalaika, who is now known to me as Mpur Chan. Mpur Chan has a blog and posted the interview there. You can read it here: http://t.co/RF32ghtDnl.
Special thanks to Mpur Chan / @KhadijaMalaika
“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” – Rumi
Coping with loss is never easy. In my whole life, I’ve experienced many loss. The most heart shattering one was from my beloved cat, Georgie, who died because probably eating rat poison. On the day of his death, I was in Beijing. The thought of being able to say goodbye before I go was probably a little bit soothing, but the thought of me never seeing him again was so heartbreaking.
Dealing with loss is never easy. There are many times, when some people goes depressed, and becomes… liveless, because of the loss. Many cries bucket of tears. It takes a long time for certain people to get over it. If it’s not precious, maybe two to three days, if it is really precious, then, it will almost never be gotten over. My mom couldn’t get over his loss of her first daughter (a.k.a my older sister) and first cat. She has a very special memory with those two.
In lots of stories about animals, every since a beloved animal has died, the owners refused to have another pet, never wanting to bear the same loss that they suffered some two to three years back, until they met another animal, who actually ‘begged’ to be their pet. Of course, in my opinion, you must get over your loss, but it doesn’t mean you shut down that piece of memory completely and forget about it. Remember, that whoever died will always still have a special piece in your heart.