1 April 2014

You Don't Have To Kill Her






I know everybody in Pontianak, who know about this news will so angry. We talk about this poor girl. Who has been killed by her boyfriend because that boy want to have s*x with her but she refuse. Her name Putri Wulandari. She only 16 years old. So young to die. And she have to die in tragic way. This is so sad. The boy named Nanang Supriyadi but everybody in facebook or twitter know him as Nanang Selembe. He just 17 years old. In Indonesia, free s*x is not allowed actually. So having s*x out of marriage I not OK. And 16 or 17 too young to have s*x.

I just want to ask Nanang, although I know, he will not read this post, do you have to kill her just because she don't want to have s*ex with you before marriage. I don't understand people killing people. A day before he killed her, he write a status on his facebook. In English it means 'bit*h you have to die'.


Really?

He takes this to psycho situation and killed her. People found her body in Parit Tengkorak. Parit Tengkorak means Trench Skull. But this is a smallvillage actually in West Borneo. Creepy place because a lot of girl have been killed here.

The killer, Nanang, still out there. Police trying to find him but West Borneo so big. He can be anywhere. So if you find a young boy with this face you can call the local police or people nearby. He have to take a big responsibility for what he has done. I don't want to kill him or say nasty thing to him because he is human too. But what happen has been done. He can't take that back.


Putri Wulandari or they call her Puput, sweet girl, rest in peace. Nobody can rape or kill her now. She is an angel. Brave girl. She defended her virginity to the death. I respect you girl. I don't know you, but a lot of girl in this world have to learn from you. How to fight for yourself even though you have to die to do that.


I Don't Do Writer's Block


Apologize my broken English. I always try to improve my English by writing some posts in English everyday if there is no ads post. Yeah some ads still need in Bahasa. Because most of this blogpost is in Bahasa Indonesia. Hope that will not bother you who always read this blog not in English and now you have to read it in my broken English. Today I try again to write in English. I hope I can join English Academy soon in Pontianak so I can try to write my blog post in not so broken English.

Do you do writer's block? From the beginning I always hear some writer said about they have this writer's block. I think in simple explaination, writer's block is writer with blockade in their mind. They can't write anywords on their paper or computer.

When I was a little girl I know what I want in my life. In my future life. I want to be a writer. No matter what will happen in my life. I always want to be that person. A writer. Not a professional writer or famous one. Just a writer. Who always write everyday. Because she love it so much. I think, because I am so in love in writing it makes me don't do writer's block. I don't have it. I write everday. If I am not writing, in my other rutines I am thinking what to write today or another day. It makes me feel alive.

Why we have to be someone with this 'writer's block' if we really love writing. Writing so peaceful. Gives meaning inside me. I always love to write. That's why nobody can stop me from write anything I like. Random things. You know I want to make this blog about travel and food. But in the end, I write so much about myself and not only about these two thing. It's not a big problem for me. I like it no matter what.


My parent makes me this way. They never asked me to do the woman's thing. They never teach me how to be a good woman in the future but they teach me how to make my life wonderful. Being the 'person' I want to be. Just ask inside yourself and be happy. Writing makes me happy, always. How can I have writer's block? It will makes me sad. So sad.

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