Asia

6 Months of Living in Paradise Island, Bali!

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It has been 6 months of me living in Bali! Time flies. Here is some highlight of my half a year living in Bali! Work I do enjoy my work, it is in line with my passion for development. There is a room for improvement. The working environment is very friendly. Working hours is fair. People are helpful. I travel often for work too. Also, I keep myself busy with…

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Personal Growth

Why My Instagram is For Public

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  • September 21, 2017

I’ve been thinking these days if should keep my Instagram private or if I should unveil it for public. I have a few considerations: First, I want to indulge my private moments with my loved ones, my friends and my family. As I do not enjoy getting distracted by people who get attached by their smart phone so much, I do not want to be one of those people. I…

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My List

10 Simple Ways to Be An Environmentalist

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  • September 18, 2017

I repost this article from World Watch Institute, and I think I would share to my reader this very simple way of being green and making earth a better place (for human) to live: 1. Save energy to save money Set your thermostat a few degrees lower in the winter and a few degrees higher in the summer to save on heating and cooling costs. In the case of tropical country, keep…

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Indonesia

On Living in Bali

If you wonder how does it feel to live in Bali? I love it! I really do. After living in a country capital of Australia, Canberra, for the pass three years, I am so happy that I settle in Bali. I did not think it would be this good as I thought that I would experience a lot of reverse culture shock. Conversely,  I am enjoying it a lot! I love…

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Personal Growth

Leaving Australia for Good after 3 Years

I am back to Sumatra now, leaving Australia for good after a solid 3 years experience and with my double masters in hand. It’s been a roller coaster living in Australia and I am glad I made my way out alive. There is a lot of mixed feeling on getting back to live in Indonesia. First, happy I am home early for my sister’s wedding with the love of her life…

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Indonesia

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 FROM SUMATRA, INDONESIA!

IT’S A WRAP! 2017 will be the number that we all need to write often in official documents for the next 365 days of so. This new year, I decided to celebrate it in my hometown in Sumatra with my family. Instead of staying at home, I went for the celebration in a rooftop restaurant with my sister and her fiance. The Sirroco restaurant & Bistro is located at the…

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Personal Growth

Christmas 2016 at Home in Sumatra

Christmas, home, family, classy. I have been home for almost three weeks now. By home I mean Sumatra, the place where I was born and where my family lives. Its been great here. I have been spending a lot of my time eating delicious Indonesian foods (the best part of it), reunion with old friends, playing around with my dogs, doing spa, saloon and skin care (because its so expensive…

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Australia And Oceania

Out in Canberra September 2016

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  • September 27, 2016

It has been 6 days since I returned back to Canberra from my trip to London-Istanbul-Singapore. I just realised I like bringing my camera every where these days. Probably because I get used to carry it all over when I was traveling, still I have the habit. Its a good thing to collect all the memories through photographs.  …

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Rediscover

These are things that keep me busy these days apart from being a full time student and a part time Indonesian language teacher (plus other occasional works). Traveling As If I can’t be more clear about it. I have been to 30 countries and counting. This still sit on the top of list of my favourite things Cook I am not too good (or not at all good) at it…

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