How Can I Forget You, Sydney?

No woman should have a memory. Memory in a woman is the beginning of dowdiness, said Lord Illingworth. –Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde- I was a little bit annoyed while reading that line in Wilde’s book, but now, I think I gradually become dull. So Sydney, in order to stop thinking about you and I become really really out-of-date because of these-so-yesterday-Sydney-stories, let’s accomplish everything here! In one post. So, here we are on my fifth day in Sydney. That was my most lazy time while in Sydney. After bidding our (temporary) goodbye, I didn’t feel like strolling … Continue reading How Can I Forget You, Sydney?

The Walk of A Geisha

I’m not over with “Memoirs of A Geisha” by Arthur Golden, yes, I know that I was left too far behind from this book was published for the first time or even from its movie first coming out. However, there were few places which were written in the book that I want to share. ◊Kamo River River or stream was mentioned so many times in the book, but as far as I remember, the only one river that flows close to Gion District is Kamogawa River, one of the most popular spots for both tourist and Kyoto resident. Spending time … Continue reading The Walk of A Geisha

My Blue-scaping; Pulau Beras Basah

Suddenly the need of the blue runs through my blood’s stream, and speaking of blue, it reminds me about beach, and here I am, on my desk, remembering one of my blue-scaping close to Sangatta, where my family live. It’s called Pulau Beras Basah (Wet Rice Island) which lies at Makassar Strait, about 60 km at the southern part of Sangatta. It’s such a peculiar name, isn’t it? My sister told me that the name was derived from how this small artificial island did look like a wet pile of rice for being surrounded by the sea (strait actually). There … Continue reading My Blue-scaping; Pulau Beras Basah

What Song Are You Listening to?

Life is a journey, Not a destination, There are no mistakes, Just chances we’ve taken Lay down your regrets cause all we have is now Wake up in the morning And get out of bed Start making a mental list in my head Of all of the things that I am grateful for… The excerpts from “A Beautiful Day” by India Arie that lately I love to sing along almost every morning. If you were like me, you might also have your own song and procedure to start a day, especially at office. Mine usually start with entering office with … Continue reading What Song Are You Listening to?

7 Ups

Do you have a diary? Do you still keep writing on it? If you do, I wonder whether you were also like me who still have one, in this electronic dominated world. One of many things that I love to write on my diary is a meaningful excerpt or two or more which I randomly found. Sometimes, I wrote again the excerpts that I like to the another paper, and then pasted it anywhere that I could easily see or read and one of it is like these (I forgot where did I find it); 7 ups Wake up!! Decide … Continue reading 7 Ups

Sudden Calling

How does it feel to be called by your dad in your most stressful and hectic day? I just want to write this. My beloved dad just called me three hours ago. I was so busy and focusing on my monitor when his calling appeared on my phone’s screen. It was unusual because we usually call each other at evening or night after my working hour, so at first I frowned while looking at my phone, then I was panic. Why was I panic? Since my mom’s accident that took her away from me about 5 years ago, all unusual … Continue reading Sudden Calling

The Calling

I call it the calling for it makes me want to approach the place. I’ve been travelled intensively nowadays than I did before, but I’d never been interested to buy any postcard and put any concern about it until my abroad friends sent me these few postcards and I was happy to know that someone out here is think and care enough about me by sendinga postcard and i though “oh, there’s a bliss even in a simple thing like this”. So, since then I make up my mind to start collecting and sending postcard from any place, and it … Continue reading The Calling

Lunch at Ceking Terrace, Tegallalang

At the end of May i had another chance to visit Tegallalang in Bali. My last trip to that place just to see how was the Terrace Ceking, but at this trip i had a chance to spend a longer time there, had a lunch while enjoying the fresh air and nice scenery of Tegallalang. Ah, maybe one thing that made it a little bit different was some part of green leaves which turned in to yellow; I think we were not far from harvest time. 😀 I forget the name of restaurant where we had lunch, but it is … Continue reading Lunch at Ceking Terrace, Tegallalang