I was born in Manado, a (then) small town situated at the bay of North Celebes. But culturaly, I belong to a small ethnic group in the northernmost at the border of Indonesia and the Philippines. I have two sisters and one younger brother. I have two mothers and two fathers (see!). So basically, I was raised by two different (but one soul) families.
I was a Christian, Indonesian passport holder and male mammal. Currently spending life between Vietnam, Indonesia and Papua. Proud food barbarian (eating dogs, snakes, bats, cats, rats, etc -you name it), espresso enthusiast, beer lover and amateur chef.
Frequently writing pieces for different Indonesia outlets such as IndoPROGRESS, GeoTimes Indonesia, Papua Itu Kita, Jakarta Beat, Mojok, Minum Kopi, Tirto ID, Kumparan, and Suara Papua. Sometime, I write an article in English to be published by Jacobin Magazine, Nikkei Asian Review, The Jakarta Globe, New Mandala and Monthly Review Online.