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[How do you define Happiness?] Thoughts on Happiness from Phillipines

Original thoughts for Happiness can be found on my previous article: How do you define Happiness? This is an ongoing project about Happiness. There will be no specific time deadline (new input is greatly appreciated).

The goal is to get thoughts / input from at least 1 person from each country in the world. Current # countries in the world are 196.

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A weekend getaway: Camping at Ranca Upas and a visit to White Crater in Bandung

This weekend my friends and I decided to camp to escape the crazy traffic and city life of Jakarta. After searching online where to go, we found a camping site near Bandung, Indonesia called Ranca Upas. Continue reading A weekend getaway: Camping at Ranca Upas and a visit to White Crater in Bandung

What it feels like to try Zip Lining in Tagaytay, Philippines

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.

How far the Zip Lining would take
Length of the Zip Lining

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[Review] Flotsam & Jetsam – Artist Beach Hostel

My trip in Manila takes me to some wonderful places and activities in the Philippines such as Zip lining in Tagaytay, visiting Intramuros, and visit one of the famous beach for surfing in San Juan, La Union.

Now, I would like to review one of the best hostels I’ve ever tried when going to the famous beach for surfing in San Juan, La Union. Recommended from a local friend, he told me to stay in one of the unique and artsy hostel in La Union. Well, who would not want to go when your dear friend recommended it, right? So, here I’m staying for a day only but in result gain good friends.

Welcome to Flotsam & Jetsam, the Artist Beach Hostel! 

Chit chat with friends or find new ones here

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A World of Promising Opportunities Awaits Indonesia’s Travel Bloggers

(This article of mine has been published by TheJakartaGlobe.com on June 1st 2014)

There were times when people only looked to countless editions of Lonely Planet travel guides and National Geographic magazines for travel tips and inspiration, but travel bloggers are quickly becoming a more engaging alternative to reading about all things travel.

The personal approach to blogging may make it look easy, but for Indonesian online writers, it takes more than  commitment to keep a good travel blog.

To read the full entries please go to:

http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/features/world-promising-opportunities-awaits-indonesias-travel-bloggers/

Flickr photo courtesy of: jjpacres.

La Union The Surfing Capital of The Philipines

 As a recommendation from a local friend, I decide to go for a quick trip to San Juan, La Union to learn how to surf. According to Its More Fun In The Philippines for many years, the Philippines province of La Union has been claiming the title of the “Surfing Capital of the North.”  Reading all information of this place and how’s it attract many surfers really spike my interest to visit San Juan.

Hello Beach :)
Hello Beach 🙂

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What It Feels Like To Be An Exchange Student

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.

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