Thick Mustache to Impress Girls

Written by Api Sulistyo The teenage years hold tons of memories, both fond ones and those that should be forgotten. However, any memory about romance  is usually interesting to be shared. As a teenager, I wanted to feel close and to be accepted by girls that I was attracted to. Those that I had feelings…

In One Ear, Out onto Paper, and Out the Other Ear

By Tami Sulistyo I went to Beijing to learn Mandarin with a study abroad program during college. I can’t say learning that language came easy.  In fact I think it had been easier studying Chinese  back when I was four years old living in Singapore. At that time the pale blue thin and flimsy paper…

Stay Away From Those Gypsies

Written by Tami Sulistyo I never wanted to study the German language. But I am half German by heritage, so I felt obligated. After learning French for five years, which was music to my ears, my preconceived notion followed the stereotype that German was guttural and rough sounding, quite uninteresting. Of course, I fell in love with German…

Pluralism (2): In the International Community

Written by Yohannes Bosco Isdaryanto, SVD Translated by Tami Sulistyo  The SVD Community in Ireland Prior to going to study in Rome I was given the opportunity to improve my English in Ireland. It was in January 1991. The winter months are indeed downright cold in Ireland, especially for me, who comes from a tropical…

Is Life Really Worth Living?

Spring is the beginning of a new life. It is exciting and is full of hope. The grass is getting greener and the birds are singing. It is all for us to enjoy and appreciate.     Copyright©2017StoryLighthouse. All rights reserved.

Pluralism (1): Beautiful Yet Challenging

Written by Yohannes Bosco Isdaryanto SVD Translated by Tami Sulistyo Nowadays in most parts of the world it is not possible to live in a culture or nation sheltered from outside influences. Communication technology is evolving very rapidly. This has sped up the  process of globalization with all of its positive and negative consequences depending…

American Oatmeal Tastes Terrible

Written by Pauline Graillot Today I will share with you my first experience in the United States. Growing up I always had interest in the USA and the language. My dream was to live permanently there. Then I started taking mathematics lessons from my neighbor in Paris who happened to live with an American lady…