This will be a story about a kindness of local, a food, and a warmness of an old lady who once prepared the food, instead of just selling it. Halmeoni Joah (할머니좋아), a Korean food store which was run by an old lady (halmeoni) located only steps away from a guesthouse where I stayed during my trip to Jeju. It wasn’t a real name of … Continue reading Halmeoni Joah
Both Hozenji Yokocho and Temple in Osaka appeared on my mind after reading a site dedicated for travelling spots all over Japan. Hozenji Temple is part of Hozenji Yokocho which is located only few minutes away from Dotonbori Area, but definitely gives different vibe with that one of most popular shopping and entertainment districts in Osaka. I remember that day, my friends and I just … Continue reading Hozenji Yokocho and Hozenji Temple
On May 16, 2006, I bid (temporary) goodbye to Irina and also Seoul, and then headed for Jeonju. My strongest reason for visiting that capital city of North Jeolla Province was no others than its food. It was fascinating enough to know that Jeonju was chosen as a Creative Cities for Gastronomy. I expected more experience of Korean food later, especially bibimbap (비빔밥). Jeonju bibimbap … Continue reading Hi Jeonju!
Apart from my holidays, my daily life is apparently plain. It’s a 7 to 5 work life with little myself time after dinner. Not much to do with those remains hours after working hours. Only on the weekends I get additional one or two hours depends on how early we leave the office, which is influenced by the big boss. With that additional time, I … Continue reading My Weekends
Before leaving Seoul for Jeonju, and then Jeju, and later coming back again to Seoul, there are few random pictures that I had taken during my Seoul for first time, some of which had been posted somewhere on my social media like IG and FB, I feel like posting it all here as well. This will be a random memories and thoughts during those days … Continue reading Seoul in Frame
Let’s go to Tokyo Tower before continuing my (seems unfinished) stories of South Korea. You might be aware that I am this typical person who loves the free or cheap rides at the same amount how I enjoy seeing the icons or landmarks of a city. If I miss that while visiting a country, especially if it’s easily accessed, I would feel slightly troubled, one … Continue reading Tokyo Tower and My Incompleteness
12 pictures. Thank to my first snorkeling experience in Derawan Islands which slowly makes me realize that more beautiful things exist underwater than my fear. I did my second snorkeling a month ago, at the tip of Sumatera Island; Pulau Weh, precisely Pulau Rubiah. I hardly describe how I was overwhelmed by the awesome underwater view despite of the unfriendly weather and little bit fear … Continue reading Pulau Rubiah and (Little) Thought on Modeling
Why do you post in English? I have received few reactions from my friends (of course not the close ones) who finally made their ways to my Little Orange World, which I predicted would appear when I first decided to write this blog in English. That prediction which also made me reluctant to share my blog anywhere on my social media, especially FB (which now … Continue reading Why bother English?
… 11 Pictures, 849 words, under 5 minutes to read. 😀 The rain was persistent, so was my loneliness, and my willingness to spend one last day in Seoul nicely. Moreover, I had dinner appointment with my super nice host, Irina. I didn’t want to miss it. I briskly walked with all of those reasons to the nearest station from where I stood that time. … Continue reading Memory of Seoul on May 15, 2016
The rain is pouring heavily from this morning. It’s inconvenience to go anywhere, even to the Pit area, although the company’s vehicles are equipped with 4 wheels drive. Since I have worked in mining company, rain is something that we prefer not showing up. However, I know few people who love the rain. They always become delighted when the rain comes and I am always … Continue reading Seoul, May 15, 2016