Look a Little Closer in to South Borneo Craft Market

I already talked about my trip to Banjarmasin and Martapura about three months ago and I shared about Floating Market at Lok Baintan, Banjarmasin, South Borneo too. Now, let me share a deeper look to Cahaya Bumi Selamat, Martapura; market complex of handicraft and souvenir and most of it from diamond, polished stone, wood craft, rottan, dried tree skin, T-Shirt, Kain Sasirangan, and much more. This posted is dedicated to my lovely friend who really loves everything about her beloved country, Indonesia (go check her awesome travel stories all around Indonesia which each of it is completed with cute lovely … Continue reading Look a Little Closer in to South Borneo Craft Market

Random Sweet Escape to Banjarmasin, South Borneo

Have you ever had an eager to escape from something? Especially from routine, even though that routine is something you love to do? I’ve been in that condition so many times (guess I don’t love my job that much? Kekekekeke). A week ago, after spending 3 fierce days for asking a day off from my boss without informing my real reason for taking it (naughty employee), I made another escape and I called it a sweet escape and the place was Banjarmasin, South Borneo. I called it sweet escape because since 7 months ago, from the very first time I … Continue reading Random Sweet Escape to Banjarmasin, South Borneo

Bali; Little Things that Attracted My Eyes

Dupa all around on the city and intersections, sculpture of gods, early morning pray, fruits stall arrangement, and crafts. Yess, those things were captured my eyes during my trip on Bali Island, Indonesia (saying this as if I’m not an Indonesia, kekekeke). As my first time there, I couldn’t resist those sights and my mind as usual started to think random thing about it (that’s why I call it scattered mind of mind). What first thing that caught me was dupa all around on the city and each intersection, I even found it was laying on the beach. I know … Continue reading Bali; Little Things that Attracted My Eyes

Suddenly Bali (III); Fussy Last Day, Kute – Legian

Last day, I think in each travel, holiday, trip, or whatever we might call it, always gives me ‘I want to use it well, give it my all and my best’ spirit. Rushing with dusk, I woke up at 5.00 am and at 6.00 I was well prepared, then directly put my step out of my room. With this ’45 independence zest on me, I walk cheerfully along the empty and hallow Double Six Street Legian. I was planning to make a stop awhile at the beach because I wanted to feel the air of it at early morning and … Continue reading Suddenly Bali (III); Fussy Last Day, Kute – Legian

Suddenly Bali (II); Highland to Lowland; Kintamani to Legian

Still from day I, from Tegallalang, we drove to Kintamani, northern part of Tegallalang. With window open wider, we reached higher part of Bali Island, Kintamani (1730 m above sea level). As our car approaching Mount Batur, I felt the fresh air was kissing my cheeks, and the smell was touching my nose. Enjoying the feeling, without me realizing, suddenly I’d been faced the beautiful Mount Batur.  I didn’t intent to climb its peak that time, so it was enough to feel its greatness from far (I put aside my geologist adventure for awhile). The view of Mount Batur and … Continue reading Suddenly Bali (II); Highland to Lowland; Kintamani to Legian

Suddenly Bali (I); Ubud – Tegallalang

Suddenly Bali. After spending one night at Surabaya, I went to Bali, it was a sudden decision. I planned it H-2 before I got my field break. I usually plan a travel or holiday at least 2 months before my schedule. Since it was my first time, I was really enthusiast. With limited time, I prepared anything that I could prepare. I planed where to go, what to eat, where to eat, what to do, where to eat, what to eat, and eat again. Like usual, I didn’t want to miss a thing (*suddenly singing Uncles from Aerosmith song; I … Continue reading Suddenly Bali (I); Ubud – Tegallalang

Lost in Surabaya -_-“! A Shame Confession of a Geologist

Indeed. It’s a shame confession of a geologist technical geology graduated who supposes to be familiar or becomes one with map. At January 29, 2013, I got my first field break at my new office. As usual, before going to where my father and sister live, Sangatta, East Borneo, I gave myself a break and it was at Surabaya. Actually, that was an intentional lost. Because I wasn’t interested travel to that second largest city in Indonesia, something important drove me there, so I just let myself lost. Before travelling, I usually prepare everything, I never forget my 5W+2H; where … Continue reading Lost in Surabaya -_-“! A Shame Confession of a Geologist

Every Cloud Has Its Story, I Mean Its Story about Mine

You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds. -Henry David Thoreau Yesterday, I found the sky was grey; it wasn’t showing a “rainy” cloud, just simply cloudy which covered the luminescent, traces, and smell of sunlight. As though it mesmerized into my sadness that I had been feeling since I woke up.  Seeing that, my aching heart was getting better because it accompanied me, accompanied my sadness. I Thanked God for that. That was not the first time I felt that way about the universe, especially the sky, as though it came and joined my emotion. … Continue reading Every Cloud Has Its Story, I Mean Its Story about Mine

Close to Nature; Prevab Mentoko, Taman Nasional Kutai (Kutai National Park)

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. -Charles A.Lindbergh Adding variation to my field break, at the end of it, I accidentally decided to visit Prevab. I had been dreaming about this for a long time. How funny I am because it’s close to my house, it lies about 15 km westward. Funny, isn’t it? Prevab Mentoko is a must-visit-area in Sangatta, East Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia. It is a part of Taman Nasional Kutai, a tropical forest (Kutai National Park) with 200 hectare wide of rehabilitation area after completely burnt … Continue reading Close to Nature; Prevab Mentoko, Taman Nasional Kutai (Kutai National Park)

Homielicious; Home Flavour, Sincerity and Love Spices

Speaking of Christmas season (again???!!!) and being …about 785 kilometers away from home…reminds me (again) everything about home and my family (I’m really a single family girl). Here some of my family recipes that I miss so much when I’m being separated from that tiny but cozy home. Its an ordinary food added with an extraordinary spices, i just feel it extraordinary because they make it especially for me while i’m home.. I can feel they pour out all of their love and sincerity while making it…yess, i call it home flavor (mmmm,,,i think I’m exaggerating now -_-). “Dining with … Continue reading Homielicious; Home Flavour, Sincerity and Love Spices