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

Lake Sidihoni, A Lake within Lake Toba

The scorching sun of Samosir Island that day could not hinder me from driving the rent motorcycle all the way up to the approximately altitude 1,300 meter of Lake Sidihoni. Located 40 km westward of the visitors’ most favorite Tomok, the people at my homestay said that I could reach Lake Sidihoni in about 1 hour. However, the road wasn’t easy for my riding skill, … Continue reading Lake Sidihoni, A Lake within Lake Toba

Pulau Rubiah and (Little) Thought on Modeling

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

Dan Bandung Bagiku…

Mengutip penggalan kalimat di salah satu buku Pidi Baiq yang sangat popular dikalangan penggemarnya dan juga penduduk Bandung, mereka yang lahir di Bandung, atau saja mereka yang pernah tinggal di Bandung sepertiku, dan bisa juga mereka yang pernah menjengguk Bandung walau sebentar namun sebagian hatinya tertinggal di sana. Selalu ada rasa yang spesial buat Bandung bagiku. Kemanapun aku melangkah, selalu saja ada yang menarikku untuk … Continue reading Dan Bandung Bagiku…

A Glimpse of Nene’ Bilong’s Rambu Solo

Before deciding to share about this, I was eager to continue posting my South Korea trip, but I was lack of idea about how to write it, I share a glimpse of Rambu Solo (funeral ceremony) of my late grandfather (from my late mom’s side) instead. The ceremony was held in July 2010, about more than half year after he was gone. Since I am … Continue reading A Glimpse of Nene’ Bilong’s Rambu Solo

Pulau Gusung, Derawan Islands, East Borneo

So, our last island to be visited in Derawan Archipelago that time was Pulau Gusung (Gusung Island) or Pulau Gosong (Burnt Island). On our way, the boat driver asked us not to put our hope to high for spending longer time at Gusung Island because it was highly influenced by the sea tidal. Our driver worried it was already high tide. That worrisome, it also … Continue reading Pulau Gusung, Derawan Islands, East Borneo

Sangalaki Island, Derawan Island, East Borneo

Leaving the stingless jellyfishes and my first snorkeling experience behind, we were speeding up to the next island, Sangalaki. Yes, holiday in Derawan Islands meant hopping from one to another island. I have no idea exactly how far Sangalaki island from Kakaban, but it’s located at the western part of Kakaban island, and we reached it in about 30 minutes with the speed boot. From … Continue reading Sangalaki Island, Derawan Island, East Borneo

Playing with the Jellyfishes in Kakaban

Let’s drop the talk about South Korea for now. I feel like sharing about Kakaban, which I visited on July 2015. Ah, it was a year ago. We held this family trip to Derawan Islands due to school’s holidays. All of the home’s members were joined the trip, except my oldest niece because she had her own interest. A teenager’s issue when spending time with … Continue reading Playing with the Jellyfishes in Kakaban