When the Sun Shined over Jakarta

It was a bright scorching Monday morning in Jakarta, when I decided to stroll around the city. I felt like getting my lungs a little bit dust of Jakarta’s polluted air because I had stayed there for about a month and gotten myself in hiding mode ever since, without any exposure to the capital of Indonesia. Like few acquaintances from the other sides of Jakarta, … Continue reading When the Sun Shined over Jakarta

I Play Her the Song of the Rain in Hopember

Hi World, Hi November, Hi Rain… And… Hi You! The one that I long for, every time they play my song of the rain in hope in November. I can mention at least five people around me who undeniable love the rain, especially the November’s rain. They all romanticize the rain. I don’t complain about it because I am a person who will romanticize just … Continue reading I Play Her the Song of the Rain in Hopember

Food Fiesta in Yamashinden, Nagano

Another multicultural family happened to be my host in Yamashinden, Watauchi Wakaho, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. It was a quite unique experience. I tasted two unique life style, included food preferences under one roof. In morning, I always stuffed my stomach with those sugar-overloaded English breakfasts following the preference of the husband, which mostly the same with tea times and snacking cheat times outside. Meanwhile, lunch … Continue reading Food Fiesta in Yamashinden, Nagano

One Last Night in Yamashinden

Have I written here that I continued doing HelpX even in Japan? Have I told you it was at one tiny hilly village named Yamashinden, which I first acknowledged the area from the profile of my future host? Have I written here that one of numerous things I loved about Nagano was the food? Okay, it doesn’t matter because I assure that I have written … Continue reading One Last Night in Yamashinden