I guess this is one of those compulsory posts to make. I just got older two days ago, 9/28/14; I turned 19. (Still two years apart to be legal age duh). It was fortunate that my birthday was on weekend, thus I got to spend it with some of my pals... just right before school started. It's just second day of school but I feel like it has been for eternity; thankfully there are no piling assignments in the beginning of the term. Typical college students' statement.

Reminder to self: always control your expectations. Please.


See you


And finally, my going-home trip is finally over... No matter how many times, leaving home never feels good and right. And no matter how sad the longing is, I still feel glad I finally arrived at the US since the ass-flattening flights suck. Like really. I will not be flying anywhere in this current time (like I can). But actually, if this trip was to be compared with the last year's, this year was less suffering and less tiring because my mom and grandma joined us in Singapore for two nights (yes, we extended our stay in there), but still... feeling sad at the airport sobs. Inevitable feeling.

Here are some updates of my life in my hometown (all pics with my human family and my human friends >:). For food pics, please refer to my instagram account):


P.S. and oh, I chopped off about 15cm of my hair

Brastagi - Simalem // Photo Diary


As assured, here's an update of my second trip to Brastagi and Simalem. A week gap from last update, I feel proud! I am quite amazed with the fact that such a place took only two to four hours drive from my hometown. Despite of feeling unwell during the trip, I still sorta enjoy it. I mean, look at the view.


Bali - Jakarta // Photo Diary


Here I am again, failing to keep a promise to myself about the frequency of updating my blog sigh. So, I'll start off the post by telling the big thing first: I'M BACK IN INDONESIA! (since around 3 weeks ago... I know it's been quiet a time) There's nothing like home indeed (esp the ppl, and psstt food! yum). One complaint I seem to be endlessly mumbling about tho: why is it so hot like hell... & not to mention the humidity and the daily blackouts oh god. Moving on —I've been on a family trip to a few domestic places (two trips precisely) since I came home.

Well, hello again, Bali. It's been 9 years, hasn't it?
Pandawa Beach - must go! The beach was so nice even tho I don't know how to differentiate any
Naughty Nuri's ribs - yumz / Bebek Betutu / Breakfast at Rimba / Balinese cuisine - authentic taste!
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Tanah Lot
Great dining atmosphere at Jimbaran - Menega Café
Rock Bar - enthusiastically waiting for the sunset while chilling out
the long-awaited sunset - stunning view!
& here's Jakarta:
all good food in my tummy now
Elder sister turned 20 - happy belated birthday! :)
Idk how to describe the taste but they were sooo good - well we waited for 1 hour for these goodness. I want more! :(
The trip was overall nice; esp the chilly weather at Bali - it must be due to the winter season in Australia. And Jakarta, well... loathe the trafficjams, always. But the foods. Yum. (I realized I 'yum' too much but whatever). Anyway, I might ever stated that I was not a fan of beaches, however after my trip ended, I strangely sorta crave for beaches. Good news?

 Stay tuned! I'll try to share the stories slash pics of my second trip soon.