Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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Visual mementos from Danau Tolire, Ternate
(beautiful place but I had to photoshop all the plastic waste from the ground...)

Monday, January 11, 2016

Don't let the stars get you down, don't let the waves let you drown

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So, visiting historical place has always been on my list every time I'm going somewhere!
This one is no difference, Benteng Barnaveld is located near residential area (casually next to it there's this coconut farm yo) and based on my own judgement, is not a popular tourist attraction.
So overlooked, few long residents of the city told me they haven't even set foot at the fort huhu.

That's why when its gate was closed, I was sort of understand, and dissapointed ;;
Come to think of it, I came at 6 PM, on a weekend after national holiday so it all made sense.
I just spend the next minutes took photos of the building. It's still in a fine condition, considering they built it in the 1500s, and it's Indonesia.
But suddenly these uncles from a house right in front of the fort brought a set of key and went inside, when I asked, he said 'boleh masuk' which means I can get inside.

He was staring at me during the photo-taking, so I think because of it he let this lucky tourist in?
.....if any of you happens to know the caretaker, please send my gratitude ;__; because they couldn't be found when I'm about to leave.

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Out of my several visits to Bacan, this is the first time I attempt to wander around the area. The farthest I've ever gone to is the traditional market by the beach to buy fruits hahah.
The visit to the fort is one of the most memorable moment I had during last vacation because of serendipity after the sorrow :> you all agree that there's much more about travel behind just instagrammable photo right? Hehe.

Anyways after the whole trip, I can say that the government's work performance on East Indonesian region has improved compared to past years, especially related to tourism. Better infrastructure (more pavement instead of bumpy soil ground), more recognition for design (eye-catching huuuge sign), and so on. Hope it's not just because it was near regional head relection period haha 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Come, sorrow is so peculiar

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After months of misery, finally.

This holiday I spent more time with myself,
though still far, I made quite a progress to understand the depth of my thoughts and learned to make peace with my own presence

I spent more time admiring nature,
one of my habit now that I'm home is to heed the chirping birds waking me up in the morning and go back to sleep afterwards (haha), oh and the Lavender seeds I planted earlier in December have sprouted (yay!)

I spent more time doing art,
but I have to admit because of my major the hobby slowly starts to feel like a task ;;

I spent more time widen my insight,
now that I have no reason to rush life (I never find a reason to, anyway), I read a lot. I just finished Totto-chan the other day and wondered why I didn't read it years earlier. I still have 2 more books to be delivered and loads, loads of e-books waiting to be savoured

I spent more time being in the present,
almost 2 weeks stay in a place with no network, I got rid of my phone with pleasure. Without internet and persona, there was no choice for me but to notice overlooked delight in my surrounding

it's wonderful, all the privilege and convenience living in the city
but life in secluded village was slow and carefree, and it slowly heals me

.....I guess I'll be wailing at my holiday photos a lot in the near future

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