February 13, 2017

Am I? Or do you?

Hey, I'm here
Can't you see me?
Am I invisible?
Or you choose to ignore me?

Hey, i'm here
Can't you hear me?
Am I unheardable?
Or you choose to ignore me?

I'm here, breathing, waiting
Can't you feel me?
Am I lifeless?
Or you choose to abandon me?

Am I? Or do you?

January 25, 2017

Half day trip to Bogor

Half day trip to Bogor

Shamefully It was my first time to visit Bogor Botanical Garden. Although it is near from my house (about 1 hour using public transportation), it never been across my mind to go there since I'm not really into nature trip. Since my friend keep asking to accompany her so I gave up.

We went at 6 pm to nearest station and soon the train came. The weather is perfect for walking around, just a little bit cloudy and it made me sleepy combined with all the nature sound. So we took a stop and soon I started to dozing off.

You can see Presidential Palace from here!
 

Orchid!!!


Beside botanical garden, Bogor famous for culinary trip (done that before). There's a lot of cafe and restaurant near Taman Keuncana (about 700m from botanical garden Gate 3) and we decide to try wood-fired pizza at Kedai Kita. It was delicious as we both very hungry after waiting for an hour. Yeah I know it was lunch time but they said it would take only 15 minutes until the food ready so I was a little bit disappointed.



October 28, 2016

Her name is Hara


Meet Hara, our newest family member. Well, actually it's my sister family's pet.

 

June 17, 2016

Foodie Friday: Sweet Potato Latte

sweet potato latte

When I was in South Korea I found this cafĂ© and they have sweet potato latte on their menu. Of course I ordered it right away. And it didn’t disappoint me at all. It’s sweet and savory. And it makes you full. I’m no sweet potato addict, but I like it quite a lot. In Indonesia there is a lot of traditional snack using sweet potato as main ingredient. And my mother used to make it for me. 
Anyway, when I back to Indonesia I tried to make the sweet potato latte. And it is super-duper easy. All you need is sweet potato and milk. Here is how to make it:
  1. Peel the sweet potato and cut it into big chunk
  2. Steam or boil it until fork tender
  3. Set aside until it cold
  4. Put it on food processor or blender, add some milk (you can adjust the amount of the milk based on your preference), and let the machine do their work. 
  5. Done! You can add ice block or just put it in the fridge. 
I find it perfect even without sugar so I think it’s good for your diet. Check nutritional benefits of sweet potato at positive healthwellness. Please make sure to let me know how do you think when you try it :) 

Tips: If you live in dorm and don’t have access to a blender just use you fork and mash it. Or you can use a grater.

June 15, 2016

10 days around South Korea: Behind the Story


10 days around south korea: behind the story
As you already know, I went to South Korea for 10 days in last March. I went with 3 of my high school friend, we’ve been planning and saving for this trip since last year. Truth to be told we never travelling together except for school excursion years ago. So yeah there’s a lot of stories to be told.
I remember the first trip from airport to guest house we already getting separated. It’s inevitable of course, since we have different personalities and it’s hard to match with each other pace even we know them for several years. The same treat we share is we are completely messy. It means our room basically looks like a plane crash site.
So, after we drop off our luggage we decide to go to APEC Nurimaru. And…… we getting lost. At first we took the wrong direction, instead going to our destination we went to airport direction. And after we got off the right place apparently we took the wrong route. Instead took a bus to APEC we take the bus to Dadaepo beach which is our next destination. We went to Dadaepo because we want to watch sunset fountain but…… they didn’t start until April 1st. So much for the first day.

10 days around south korea: Dadaepo beach
Taken by friendly aunty :)

10 days around south korea: coffee shop
Recommended by friendly local citizen



As we weren’t familiar with the area and public transportation it can’t be helped that we are missed the destinated station or shelter. Either we too tired or too immersed in chatting. And we have to walk a mile because if we took the metro or bus will cost a fortune. I wonder how I can survive all those walking. We also have to go to police station because my friend drop her card wallet including transport card right after she recharge about $20. And it's not the first nor the last time she drop her things.

BIFF Square

Unlike people in other big city, people at busan is kind and nice. They try their best to explain you if you ask for direction even though they can’t speak English. They will ask other and looking at internet if they didn’t know. They even ask if you need their help when you look like lost people. A lot of granny asking us to take photo together. Apparently people wearing hijab is uncommon there. Kinda feel like a celebrity, LOL. There even a random grandpa who bought us bungeoppang (carp bread). Maybe we seemed pitiful when we so frustrated to find public Wi-Fi.

10 days around south korea: bungeoppang
Thanks a bunch grandpa!

You can read the itinerary here and the expenses here.

June 2, 2016

I'm not a Postcard Person

Postcard


For me postcard is a memento, a souvenir, not a way of communicating. Therefor I’m prefer a letter to communicate. Call me ancient, I don’t care.Since I love fancy stationary and of course fancy letter set. Nothing more beautiful than a set of letter paper with matching envelope. Don’t you agree? And I like more privacy which you don’t get if you write a postcard. Well, I know they have different purpose. But still I don’t get used to the idea to write on a postcard. I do love cute postcard though. But if you left me in a bookstore full of postcard and letter set, I will exit with a handful of letter set and just a few postcard.

May 30, 2016

10 Days around South Korea: Budget

10 Days around South Korea: Budget

Here is my expense for 10 days in South Korea excluding meals and souvenir. Hope it can help you when making your travel plan to South Korea.  


1. Visa : IDR 560.000 / $39.8
(excluding bank recommendation  IDR150.000 *Mandiri*)
2. Ticket
- Depart (CGK-PUS) including 10kg baggage: IDR 1.935.000 / $137.5
- Return (ICN-CGK) including 10kg baggage: IDR 2.150.000 / $152.75
3. Guest house
- Busan ( 4night ):  65.000 KRW / $55.42
- Seoul  ( 6night ):  117.000 KRW / $ 99.75
4. Transport
- Inner city (metro, bus, taxi):  67.000 KRW / $57.12
*transportation card : start from 2.500 KRW*
- Busan-Seoul (regular bus): 23.000 KRW  / $ 19.61
- Busan-Jinhae (express bus, round trip): 10.200 KRW / $ 8.7
5. Attraction
- Gamcheon cultural Village 2.000 KRW *optional* / $1.71
- Everland Theme Park 38.000 KRW (with discount coupon) / $ 32.4
- Busan SeaLife Aquarium 17.500 (with discount coupon) / $14.92
- Nami island 8.000 (gate entries and round trip ferry boat) / $6.82
- Petite france 6.000 KRW (with discount coupon) / $5.12
- Namsan cable car 8.500 KRW / $7.25
- Gyeongbokgung palace 3000 KRW / $ 2.56

Read the itinerary here and stories here.