Thursday, August 27

Gus Madness

August has been such a whirlpool going back to different places by planes, cars and motorbikes. Time flew by too fast and works kept on piling like an infinite tower. Friends came but after a while you realise who are going to stay and who aren't. There are so many friends from different places right now, sometimes it's such an awe to be able to get to know so many people in such a short time. Friends from Jakarta has come to a distance-relationship now and we're trying to keep it together. I hope we can keep it together for a long time. Here's my August mood board (click here for more):

I think the universe is being nice to me these days. I hope God lets it be that way so I can get some slack, or at least some good busyness in the next few weeks.

Saturday, August 22

Zahid Sudah Biasa: Kuala Lumpur 2015


We only had two days left in the big and bright Kuala Lumpur, so we decided to make use of it.

Thursday, August 20

Lost In Bali 1

The title says it all, doesn’t it? 

I met Mora on my first day in Bali when the new kids had to reregister for uni, and surprisingly her flat (kos-kosan) building is still empty, so I decided to move there! It’s in the hilly side of Bali, so it’s kind of far from the main street, as in Kuta. But it’s closer to Padang-Padang beach, so it’s a-ok. A few days later, a friend from home, Damar, apparently moved into our building as well, so we’re officially neighbours. 

Thursday, August 13

Life Update: August

The beginning of the uni life has already been booking most of my schedule, so here are a few updates on what's been happening in the life of janis argeswara:

1. Moving to Bali: I am now officially a student in Bali, no longer a tourist. Learning marine biology is both exciting but I'm quite nervous about it as well. Moving to Bali itself isn't as satisfying as I thought it would be, though maybe it's because the lack of public transportation Bali has. But I'm really happy about the over-ocean highway road, and the beautiful landscapes everywhere. Although I haven't had my towel smell like salt like I had in Adelaide...

2. Cuts, bruises, and clumsiness: I've been getting all these cuts and bruises and swollen muscles lately because of my general clumsiness. Not that important, but keeping this list going.

3. Motorbike: Yes.  I can finally ride something other than a bike. I'm not that confident to go out on the open road tho, but there's still hope.

4. Uni-related stuff: Made friends from different islands of Indonesia during the orientation process. It was fun and interesting to hear different languages and accents. I have also found a place to call home, and glad that it is the same floor with two of my uni friends.

5. Friends separating: It's sad because when you're no longer in the same school, you don't see your friends everyday. And it's getting harder to catch up with them. I cherish each second seeing them or hearing their voices because it's the best of what I can have from high school.

6. We The Fest: Was awesome. A total mind blowing music festival, although it could've gone better with Passion Pit actually in it, instead of through Madeon's performance. I didn't take any good pictures this year because a) i forgot to bring my camera; b) i was too busy dancing the bad vibes away. This year's line up was all about dancing and jumping and having a good time. Highlight of this year's WTF is definitely Sheppard's Geronimo performance, FLIGHT EFFIN FACILITIES, the fetus Madeon, and of course Oz band Panama. Also the newb local Elephant Kind and their hot guitarist, John.

Those are the current updates on my life right now. I hope the landlord puts up the wifi soon on the flat (kosan doang sebenernya) I'm staying at, so I can post more.

Pusing-Pusing: Kuala Lumpur 2015


On the fourth day, we were supposed to go to Sunway Lagoon, a theme park just outside of KL. But the tickets were so pricey, we decided not to go. Instead, knowing how crazy I am about the ocean life and all of its living creatures, we went to Aquaria! Happy me!

Sunday, July 19

Leaving Comfort

Almost Famous

I have had lived in Jakarta, Indonesia for my whole life, and I've been craving to get out of here. I did. I fell in love with new cities and countries, but of course, I am dragged back to this metropolitan but also kampung-ish city.

My first flight happened when I was in year 2. I went to Bali with my aunt's family. Stepping into a different island was new and nerve wrecking, but I did it anyway. We explored Bali in the very most touristy. I went along with the plan because hey! I'm in a different island from my parents! I'm having fun already! And then I went to Surabaya, and continued to Malang by car. I then traveled to Yogyakarta a few times. My favorite one was the time my dancing group (which included my cousins) went on a dancing show in Yogyakarta and Solo. Afterwards, the rest of the family came to Solo, and we head off to Purwokerto, and then to Baturraden by car. It was so fun because we went camping and made campfires and I miss the smell of the forest so much.

Monday, July 6

Bright Lights: Kuala Lumpur 2015


The first two days of being in KL was extraordinary. The professionalism of transportation is wonderful, and the cleanliness of main roads is beyond. I keep wondering whether Jakarta will ever be as easy as KL. Anyways, here's day three of The Suite Life of Jan & Sas.