Friday, April 1

April

University has been choking me with practical reports, thus the lack of posts I've been making. Here are my mood boosters for the past week, and hope it'll boost your mood as well! :)

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source unknown from movie Submarine (2010)

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To listen during silent nights and in between studies:

Friday, February 19

Saturday, February 13

Sun-kissed: Nusa Penida

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One of the perks of living in Bali is the plenty amount of public holidays you get, due to the many ceremonies and prayers the major belief (Hindu) has to do. For the non-Hindus, that means a holiday. An escape. People figure that being in Bali itself is already an escape, but sometimes you need to escape to another island. To experience different people, culture, places, food and so on. This February, we get a week of holiday, thanks to Chinese New Year and local event Galungan. Out of the blue, a few friends and I decided to head back to our friend’s home, Nusa Penida. 

Monday, January 25

Warm Companies: Bedugul

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7.00 am

On January 23rd - 24th, half of the kids from my major (marine sciences) decided to have a weekend together. We decided to rent a villa at north Bali, Bedugul. The villa itself was beautiful, and the view was even better. Our hours together were spent with random dances, water games, picnics, snuggling under the blankets, sleeps, and of course, plenty of food! Sadly, our bonfire didn't happen due to the non-stop rain Bedugul has provided. But not even the rain could stop us from having fun.

Tuesday, January 5

2016.


It's kind of disappointing, because by the end of 2015, I was very busy that I didn't have the time to make my 2016 resolutions, as I always do. My 2015 ended with a practical test, where at midnight I fell asleep in a hotel at Seminyak with my dearest cousins, only hearing sounds of fireworks from a distance. And began 2016 with a relaxing walk at Seminyak Beach, continued by a night flight to Jakarta.

But since 2016 has just begun, there's no harm in making a new year's resolutions now. Therefore, my 2016 resolutions are:

1. Participate in an activity where it will take me to new places. In other words, travel more. 
2. Be straightforward, but gentle and kind. Because you never really know when things are going to stop.
3. Be healthier, in which I would have to take more care of my body (I would have to keep my stable weight, increase my height a bit more, create a clean environment, eat healthy food, and the list goes on.)
4. Expand my relationship bank account, as well as my personal bank account.

I'll only be in Jakarta a week plus a few days, and I'm spending it with my friends and family, while also doing my practical activity reports. Life is tough in marine sciences, but I'll manage it.

"Invest in people who invest in you."

Saturday, January 2

Bali Underwater: Tulamben

In the middle of all the madness that has been happening on campus (plenty of assignments and practical reports), my cousins, aunt, and uncle invited me to dive with them... Of course I said yes. Luckily the six of us achieved our diving license in 2013, thus we can dive without a fuss. We decided to dive at Tulamben, Karangasem where the USS Liberty Shipwreck is located, and stayed at Matahari Tulamben Resort, Dive & Spa. Here's a short video on the diving trip (don't forget to change the quality to the fullest!):


Song: Lights - Ellie Goulding
Camera: GoPro Hero4

Sunday, November 29

Today Is No Sunday

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There is nothing better than a Saturday covered in sand and salt water. Unless you add ice cream, or coconut, or Indonesian iced tea to the list, and it's the only thing better. I spent my last November Saturday by the beach and by the rocks with some of my friends. We went to Balangan Beach and Water blow, where both areas are only 20 minutes away from where I live. As the sun sets, the sky turned pink, and the clouds were cotton candies.

We finished the day by eating fish at my place, and having discussions from what fish tastes best to local accents.