Ambon, Molucca Archipelago

Indeed, the eastern part of Indonesia is breathtakingly beautiful! I have always wanted to visit the faraway Molucca Archipelago—well-known for its wonderful beaches and magical underwater views; one of the best site for diving in the world, according to my diver friends. And I was lucky for being able to set foot there! From the…

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Nada.

Dia adalah nada-nada dalam hidupku. Kadang kuat, kadang samar. Tapi pada setiap langkah yang tersesat, aku selalu bisa mendengar nada-nada itu, bahkan dengan mata terpejam. Seperti pasir yang basah, seperti ombak, air dingin yang merendam mata kakiku dan dermaga yang hangat; nada-nada itu menyelimutiku seperti matahari, lautan, dan lengkingan burung-burung pantai di musim panas. –…

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You are too sweet to be true.

Raat din gardish mein hai saat asmaan. Ho rahega kuch na kuch ghabrayen kya. Day and night the planets are in motion. Something will work out, why worry ourselves. – Ghalib – A wanderer told me once: You can’t fill a glass that’s already full of water to the brim with wine. The wine will…

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Gili Trawangan, Lombok.

Going there. It takes you 1.5 – 2 hours by car from Lombok International Airport to reach Bangsal port—where wooden boats are lining up, ready to transport you to Gili Trawangan. For the car-ride, you can choose between two routes: either passing the monkey forest or Senggigi beach. If you’re in a hurry to catch…

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I am lost in you.

I am lost in you. The gravitational pull of your thoughts draws me in. It envelopes me in such a dreamlike mood: the world seen from a lover’s eyes. Everything’s amazing when you’re around. The sky is pink and purple. The clouds are watermelon marshmallows. Everywhere I turn, I see beauty. Everywhere I go, I…

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Nothing good gets away.

Tahun 1958. Novelis John Steinbeck membalas sebuah surat yang dikirimkan anak lelakinya, Thom. Saat itu, Thom tengah jatuh cinta pada seorang gadis bernama Susan—yang ditemuinya di sebuah sekolah berasrama. Steinbeck menulis, “Donโ€™t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens. The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.” Tadi Malam. Pada…

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Choco-Apple Pancake

A very simple and perfect recipe for a rainy afternoon! Choco-Apple Pancake recipe: 1 cup of flour 2 tbsp of cocoa powder 3 tbsp of sugar (you can add more sugar if you like it sweet) 1 tsp of baking powder 3/4 cup of chocolate milk 1 egg 2 tbsp of melted butter slices of…

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a reply to #DearBangkok (2): a dream to hold on to

>> click here for a reply to #DearBangkok (1): a postcard to remember Dear Dimas, Minggu malam di Waterfront Esplanade. Lampu-lampu kota menyala seperti ribuan kunang-kunang. Kita dulu pernah berjalan-jalan di sekitaran sini, berlarian, tertawa, dan menjepretkan kamera. Jadi, ketika aku menengadah memandangi langit Singapura yang berawan malam itu, aku teringat kamu. Tentang cerita-cerita dan…

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