Friday, September 14

Lima Minggu

I wrote a some-what recap of my feelings and thoughts during my 5 week live-in program. It's in Indonesian. I can't translate it in English, because if I do, it'll just ruin the honesty in it. Long story short, I enjoyed my time with them, even with our almost-never-ending drama and issues. Thank you friends for ending up at Desa Tumbu, Karangasem.

Selama 5 minggu terakhir, gue tinggal di bawah satu atap sama 15 orang lainnya, hanya dengan satu kamar mandi. Kebayang dong ya seberapa hebohnya kalo pagi-pagi atau malem-malem? Rumahnya kecil, dan seperti model rumah Bali lainnya, kamar mandi dan dapur terpisah dari rumah utamanya. Jadi kalo mau ke kamar mandi dan dapur harus keluar rumah utama dulu. Cukup serem kalo pagi-pagi mau wudhu atau malem-malem mau sikat gigi. Tapi rumahnya nyaman, terutama dengan ke-15 orang itu. Sempet sih ada tragedi ngelihat cewe pake baju putih malem-malem, atau denger suara ketawa-ketawa, tapi makin kesini makin hilang, atau mungkin kita aja yang udah ngga se-merhatiin itu.

Monday, September 10

Urip Iku Urup

It felt surreal going to Jogja with them. We didn’t even plan it that well, but it happened. Our main goal was obvious though, just to get Tio outside Bali for the first time in his life, ever. And we did. I will forever be happy of what we have given him, especially since it was his 22nd birthday on our last day during the train ride home. Thank you Tio for being the reason I get to go back to Jogja, and Yande, Indi, Dira, Ariston, Thobie and Danno for being great companies. Thank you to Vicky as well, for making the time to visit me while I'm in Jogja.

Thursday, August 2

Life Update: July 2018

I've been pretty busy for the past month, it's driving me crazy. Here's a summary of the things I did:

My brother and a few of my cousins went to Bali during their summer holiday. They stayed at a hostel 7 minutes away from my place, by bike. I was pretty busy at that time, but I made time and was able to spend most days exploring parts of the island with them. We went to Batubolong and explored the whole street, which included The Love Anchor market, Old Man’s weekend market, Batubolong Beach, Warung Bu Mi and Crate Cafe. It was pretty exciting because I rarely explore North Kuta. We went swimming in the beach at 5 pm. The next day we rented a car and went to Hidden Canyon for a river trekking adventure. The trail took around 2 hours to finish, but it was all super worth it because of the beautiful rocking sceneries. We went to Ubud for lunch, visited a temple, and ended the day by eating Massimo Gelato at Sanur. The next day I had to go do some uni work, but all of us went out to get grilled fish for dinner at Kedonganan Fish Market. They flew back to Jakarta the next day.

Wednesday, June 27

The Week After

During the week after Eid, I spent the days lingering around Jakarta, here and there. The currently constructed infrastructure around Jakarta is blocking some streets, making it even more traffic-y. But since it was Eid and everyone went back to their home town, Jakarta's traffic was beautiful. If only Jakarta will always be this empty.

I know Jakarta isn't everyone's ideal location for a holiday, but it can be if you know where to look. 

Sunday, June 24

Yayoi Kusama

A few days after I arrived in Jakarta, I went to Yayoi Kusama's Life is the Heart of a Rainbow exhibition at Museum MACAN. You can say that Museum MACAN is relatively new, but is definitely making its way up to the top by bringing Kusama's artworks to Jakarta. The only thing I knew about Kusama was her passion in polkadots. Polkadots, polkadots, polkadots, everywhere. So on June 12th, my brother and I decided to visit Kusama's exhibition and see her polkadots of artworks.

Wednesday, June 13

Younger Now

Change is a thing you can count on; I feel so much younger now

Tuesday, May 29

Being a Busybee

At this time last year, my seniors told me that semester 6 was boring. A non-busy, lack-of-tasks kind of semester. Fast forward to today, me as a semester 6 student, cringing to fact that two weeks ago I had over 10 tasks due by end of May.

An addition to the uni busyness, I was part of a faculty organization and a community, as well as an assistant coach in swimming. My semester 6 was a race against time.