29 September 2016

Semarang: Must Visit Place Day 2

On next day in Semarang, I thought that it would be great to go to Ungaran. But Dithot said that it is too far away. So we decided to go to nearest place-to-go in Semarang: Pagoda Avalokitesvara. I do not know why, but our destination is rather like religion trip. Yesterday was Chinese temple, and today is Buddha pagoda. But their ethnic architecture was cool. This Pagoda gains MURI records as the highest pagoda in Indonesia (2006) for the height of 45 m.

27 September 2016

Semarang: Must Visit Place Day 1

For semester 6 dan 7, I decided to follow my university program to take an intern at one of IT industry. I was accepted in one of the IT startup located in Alam Sutera, Tangerang. I started my intern in March this year and will be ended in February next year. Keeping in mind that I would be an intern for whole year without inter-semester holiday make me sick. Fortunately, last May there is two days off (national holiday) which is bond to weekend. I have to take a short gateway!

25 September 2016

We both same age, different maturity.

Last night I had a nightmare. In my dream, I had disease that I need monthly treatment abroad. The nightmare isn't stop there. When I went abroad for the treatment, someone told me that my best friend died. In that dream, I fainted. When I regain my conscious, I cried. After that moment, suddenly I woke up from my dream and I got my self in tears.

Still in tears, I tried to look for my phone to call that friend just to ensure everything okay. Still in tears, I tried to buy vouchers for my mobile phone first, since my remaining balance was not enough to make a call. Still in tears, I called him. And alhamdulillah, he picked my call up.

Hearing I was in tears, he asked. He thought that maybe something emergency came up. But when I told him that I had a nightmare about him, he tried to comfort me. Because he need to attend class, he had to hang my call up. But after that, he texted me and try to comfort me. He asked how he died in my dream, but unfortunately I was not so sure because I fainted right after I read the announcement text. He asked because the night before he died in his dream too. Knowing that fact, I asked him to meet up that evening.

In the evening, he told me that he was shock hearing what I said. He was in the elevator when he picked my call up. And right beside him, there was his lecturer. After the prologue, he continue telling about the dream he had. He was sleeping over at his friend's house that night, and in his dream he and his friends already knew their death time. So all of them prepared what to answer, and already change their clothes into white one. In his dream, he jumped out of the cliff. He senses when his soul left his body. And he thought that my dream was the sequel. Come to think about it, perhaps it was the sequel. Because I only received the announcement. Ah, my mistake fainted too soon.

I am afraid of losing people around me, as equal as I afraid to confront my death. Since none of us knew when our time came up.

After we visited a friend who is hospitalized, he drove me home. On my way back home, he lecture me something. Yeah, he is a type to give 'kultum' to his friends. Kultum is a term of short lecture especially about religion for around seven minutes. But that night, he is giving lecture for more than seven minutes. I'm lucky enough to have him as a friend, who always kindly share his knowledge.

He told me that we are not teenager anymore that we should plan our future responsibly. He told me to focus on my college and intern. He told me to push aside thought of love or relationship, and that if me and my match destined together will find its way. He told me that good guy will get good guy, but if good guy got bad guy that means the good guy capable to guide the bad guy.

I got sullen as he took a quick glance and laugh. He got the idea of "My friend is not mature yet for this kind of convo"

He is a good guy. I wish him healthy and prosperity in this life.

24 September 2016

PIK: Cake-a-Boo

Cake-a-Boo is a cake restaurant in Pantai Indah Kapuk. If you are happen to Pantai Indah Kapuk via Outer Ring Highway, you may seen Cake-a-Boo at left-side shop after Locale. Cake-a-Boo located near parking entrance. This restaurant had an automatic conveyor to serve their cake (just like sushi conveyor). Their interior was so lovely, with pinkish bright color.

22 September 2016

Jakarta: National Gallery

"Din, you have to accompany me. I got photography project, and the theme is festival!"

"Like music festival?"

"I prefer traditional to music"

20 September 2016

Yogyakarta: Candi Prambanan

I was riding a bus inter-provincial with Sujan as well, which only cost 20,000 IDR. The journey itself took around 2 or 3 hours. In Yogyakarta, we visited Prambanan temple. We walked quite a distance from the bus stop, but the scenery made it worthy. That time was my first to Prambanan temple. Prambanan temple was quite famous for its folktale.

17 September 2016

Solo: Keraton Solo

My journey this time, isn't stop in Malang. After Malang, I went to Solo to visit my best pal Song Sujan. At first we arranged to go to Malang together, but because my other pal (which is currently study in Brawijaya University) bought the ticket back to Malang just too close to new semester, so I don't think we could make it. So here I am, travelling through cities alone. I was taking economic train too Malioboro Ekspres which only cost 140,000 IDR. Before my boarding, I was little confused to get to the destined platform. All the railway was fenced. But nobody was there. But somehow I found two security guards chit-chatting in a little room. They direct me to go downstair before going upstair depends on which platform I'm going.

Finally... I was on board. Just like other economic, the two seats meat other two seats. In front of me there is a couple (do not know whether they were married or not). But the woman is so kind to ask her man to help me put my belonging in the luggage rack. Then out of nowhere, the woman ask me if I was used to travel alone. I said, "No, this is my first time". She was speechless. According to how do I look, I seems younger than this couple. After that, she asked my reason to travel to Solo. I said, "Visit my best pal". And she was speechless over again. I do not know why I love to travel. Sweet escape from my routine, perhaps? Of course, like others do I prefer to travel in group. But sometimes, what we planned do not happen as we plan. So it's better for me to travel as I wish. But of course, I do still need a partner to travel with in my destination.

My train left early in the morning, around 08.00 and going to be arrive in Solo around 14.00. Why I use 'around'? If you're traveling with economic train, it's kinda hard to use 'sharp'. I do remember that my train was late-arriving, because I was sooo bored like I was gonna die. When I was arrived, I scream to death saw Sujan's face. But she was in shocked cause of my voice. Later she told me that in Solo, the citizen has lower volume when they spoke, and it was obvious that I came from Jakarta. I don't think people from Jakarta would speak in higher volume, but based on my observation I spoke in excitement that could not even dodge higher volume coming out from my mouth. HEHE.

In Solo, we only had around one or two days free before Sujan start new semester. We decided to go to Keraton Solo using Batik Solo Trans. In Jakarta we have Transjakarta, right? In Keraton, we met our other pal: Nieko. That day, we had Soto as our lunch in a restaurant near Keraton. Finally, "Soto" a traditional food. Before what do I eat is Pizza Hut, KFC, Indomie, all the food that I could find in Jakarta as well. Feel so refreshened. Ah, I was took a lot a picture. But, I couldn't find any picture of it by now.

My visit to Solo this time I could not taste any other traditional food, and the only public place I visit beside department store is only Keraton Solo. Sujan said, that it was hard to reach good places in Solo if we do not have private transportation, so she suggested to go to Jogja. She told me the night before that we need to go to train station early in the morning in order to get ticket. But you know, we reach train station by 8 and there is no ticket left. Then we decided to take a taxi. We were being deceived literally, they set minimum payment higher. And here we go to Jogja!

10 September 2016

Malang: Place to Eat

First day of my arrival, I was served by home-made cuisine of Mbah Lies. I forgot what I ate for my dinner...

The second day, I was on culinary mode.

3 September 2016

Malang: Batu Secret Zoo

Yep! Batu Secret Zoo. Have u ever heard it? Of course you are!
This zoo unlikely others. They're more attractive and modern. Before you enter the zoo, you have to pass the water splash in order to kill any bacteria that would infect the animals. The differences between batu secret zoo and other zoo are the stage of the animals, playground, and path walk. The zoo is soooo huge. The cage of the animals are in section and in order. For example, after the entry gate you'll see the monkeys. After that you'll see the lemurs. These section are in order, that means you should follow the direction. In fact, you could go back but after you're inside this zoo you will wonder what is next.

Like he is after bath and drying his body under the sun light...