Places I've Slept

     
 

There is still the feeling that women's writing is a lesser class of writing, that what goes on in the nursery or the bedroom is not as important as what goes on in the battlefield, that what women know about is a less category of knowledge. - Erica Jong

Marahm tagged me about about my sleeping space. I've been against memes, but bedrooms are interesting in a gossipy kind of way. You know when your friend just got married and she just moved to a new house, the conjugal court is what makes it bearable to endure touring the dancing hall, the kitchen, the 18-guest dining room. Just so that you can take a peek at the bedroom - hoping to take a glimpse of whips and handcuffs?

I've been moving around a lot in the first 2 years of living in Indonesia. (And who would have expected otherwise?)This has been my impression about beds:
  1. Big Beds are awfully lonely when you have to sleep in it alone. So bring everyone and everything to sleep with you.

  2. Hotel beds are sexy. No matter how shabby or sad or motel-ish, the single-serving-homeliness makes it all the sexier.

  3. When living like a refuge, sleep like one.

  4. When working as a relocated staff in disaster prone area, expect to receive nothing less than a mansion. Something is wrong with the office that you're working for if they don't serve you 3 course meals, 3 times a day, and accommodate you in 9 bedroom mansions. This a question of your self-value and safety.

  5. Finally, when the bedroom scene and roomates don't change for more than a year, be grateful. There's a big chance that you're finally settling down.

Brebes, Central Java


Sigli, Aceh


Jeddah, Saudi


Sigli, Aceh


Meulaboh, Aceh


Jeddah, Saudi


Meulaboh, Aceh


Brebes, Central Java


KL, Malaysia


Petogogan, Jakarta


Erica, this is to prove to the rest of them that bedrooms are no lesser topic than the rest of the house...or the writer, to talk about.
 
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