While I’m in Manila, Philippines for a holiday me and my local friends decide to go to Tagaytay. Tagaytay is a small city only 2 hours – 2.5 hours drive by car or public transportation from Manila, which famous for The Taal Volcano. However, I’m not here to tell you all the beautiful thing of Tagaytay yet about my experience try Zip Lining for the first time. I love to try new things. Especially activities or sport that makes your heart, head, mind, and mouth go Wa Wha Whaaatttttttttt.
In 2013, I got the chance of traveling to New Delhi-India for working purpose. Coincidentally I went there when it’s the time to celebrate Diwali. Diwali also known as the Festival Of Lights is an ancient Hindu festival in India where people celebrated every year. According to Hindu Mythology, Diwali is a festival to celebrate Lord Rama/God Rama upon returning to his kingdom after fought the evil for 14 years. The preparation and festival typically extend over 5 days period. This year (2013), depending on the moon Diwali start on 3rd November and continue until 7th November. I’m very lucky to experience the hype of Diwali Festival and celebrate it with my colleague family. Experiencing festival is always the best with locals!
Sometimes between August 2007 – August 2008
From August 2007 to 2008 I’m very lucky to participate in an exchange program from Nacel Open Door to Omaha, Nebraska – US. Spending 1 month for holiday abroad is easy but spending 10 months away from your family and friends to spend your senior year in high school is exhilarating yet scary. There’s so many experience you would gain and like to share. Yet, the person who would understand you the most is your fellow exchange student friend. This might look like I’m being a smug; believe me I’m not :). Sometimes there are moments in your exchange program that cannot explain merely by stories. You have to experience it yourself then you would get the Aha moment.
Below just some Aha moment you know you’ve been an exchange student.
October 2013 (Written in Bahasa Indonesia)
Tidak banyak yang tahu bahwa 60% dari wilayah Hongkong adalah ruang terbuka yang terkenal dengan taman dan pantainya. Salah satu tempat favorit untuk melepas kepenatan kota adalah kemping di pantai!
Cukup dengan menuju teluk Tai Long Wan yang terletak di Sai Kung East Country Park. Disini Anda dapat melihat pemandangan spektakuler seperti pegunungan, laut, pantai dengan pasir putih, dan air mancur yang indah. Continue reading Kemping di pantai Ham Tim, Teluk Tai Long Wang, Hongkong
Sometimes in March 2013
The desire to see a sunrise on top of a mountain never crossed my mind before. My friend, a mountain lover, persuaded me to come with him and his group to hike the Papandayan Mountain. Papandayan Mountain is located in Garut, West Java, a 4 to 5 hours’ drive from Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta. As I’ve never conquered it, I just tagged along and paid the equivalent of $24 for the whole trip.
This trip is the kind of trip everybody called a backpacking trip. The group consisted of 20 peoples from various backgrounds and I would be the youngest in the group. We all met at the Rambutan local bus station at 10pm on a Friday. After that, at 12 midnights we got into the public bus to Garut. The bus ride took about 4.5 hours time. By Saturday morning we arrived at Tarogong the pit stop and continued our journey using a pick up truck to the mountainside.