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My 8 Days Precis on Nepal Odyssey

1. Serendipity  The past few days, my roommate and me have been practising meditation every morning. Meditation was not my plan to go to Nepal, but I ended up meeting people who taught me about mediation on the plane. Now I am having a roomie who practises meditation every morning and who happens to enjoy my companion doing mediation with her. I always thought there is another way of reducing…

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Doing Internship in Nepal During ANU Semester Break

Its been a long time! Long short story, I am in Kathmandu now. I am doing internship for ForestAction Nepal, an NGO focusing on policy research on forestry and related issues. I will be here for a month or so before returning back to my hometown in Sumatra and to Canberra to continue my 2nd semester of graduate study.…

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Sebuah Percakapan ditepi Jalanan Saigon

I always pretend that I am strong but there are times where I feel so fragile and lost. –me-  (Kisah ini adalah kejadian nyata dan sengaja di buat dalam bahasa Indonesia agar tokoh yang diceritakan di dalam tidak mengerti kecuali berniat menerjemahkan dengan Google Translate ) Sabtu tanggal 19 Oktober yang lalu aku berangkat ke Ho Chi Minh (HCM) atau Saigon, Vietnam. Perjalanan solo travel tersebut aku mulai tanpa ada…

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Vietnam Travel Note (Day One)

First day in Vietnam, I don’t feel like traveling after all. It seems like I never wanted to go to Vietnam as I have rescheduled the trip two times in a row. I supposed to fly on May this year but then I rescheduled to August and later on to October. It is actually my first time traveling alone yet I am not so excited. I even more excited to…

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Traveling in Beijing China for AIMUN 2010

I stumbled upon my note on my Beijing trip back in 2010. I was there for Asian International Model United Nations, it’s a simulation of UN meetings for students. It was held by Peking University and attended by more than 500 participant representing 120 universities from 30 different countries. I, with five other friends from Indonesia, went there to represent ISAFIS (Indonesia Student Association for International Studies). ISAFIS is a youth movement…

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Wedding Anniversary in Phuket, Thailand

In January 2010, I went to Phuket, Thailand, with my family (esc. my brother). The purpose of our visit was to celebrate my parent’s 25th wedding anniversary. I was still in Australia (I went there for study abroad program) when I booked the flight and the hotel. The flight was pretty cheap! The four of us (my parents, me and my sister) leaving to Phuket from Medan by Airasia and…

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Pengalaman Volunteer di Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) 2012

Dari tanggal 2-7 Oktober yang lalu, saya berada di Ubud bekerja sebagai volunteer di Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) 2012. UWRF adalah festival literacy internasional yang diadakan setiap tahun di Ubud dengan mengundang sekitar 150 penulis Indonesia dan internasional. Festival yang diselenggarakan dibawah Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati pertama kali diadakan pada tahun 2004 sebagai wahana terapi atas peristiwa Bom Bali di tahun sebelumnya. Di 2012, UWRF sudah mencapai tahun…

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Proses Pembuatan Visa Kunjungan Cina

Barusan saya baru pulang dari kantor Kedutaan Besar Cina untuk membuat Visa dalam rencana keberangkatan untuk Asian Internasional Model United Nation (AIMUN) 2010. Awalnya proses pembuatan visa China memang ribet karena informasi yang ada simpang-siur. Saya lihat di brosur travel agent katanya kita harus bawa:…

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Traveling in Malacca

Hi All! Sepertinya udah lama sekali aku gak update blog ini. I’m so sorry. Belakangan terlalu sibuk dengan aktifitas yang seabrek, kerjaan kerjaan sampinganku, travelingku selama 10 hari ke luar negeri dan yang paling ribet sekarang adalah mengatur segala sesuatunya untuk urusan studi di Australia selama 6 bulan (baru kembali tahun depan). Aku berjanji akan mengurus blogku ini begitu aku fix kan akomodasi di Melbourne. Sekarang ini biarkan aku ingin menceritakan keindahan…

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