Batik from Jakarta

Probably one of the must-have when travelling in Indonesia is the batik textile. Batik is a fascinating traditional technique of dyeing or drawing custom patterns on a fabric. It can be used for sarongs, shirts, shawls, or just to decorate. Each region in Indonesia proudly owns it particular batik style. Traditionally, the patterns are very…

Travelling

Travelling is how you become rich, with experiences and life lessons which are far more valuable than money. Immersing yourself in a new culture with new people is one of the best way to grow. You learn so much about the world and your mind expands more and more. Little things don’t bother you anymore…

Friendship

image credits to Domenic Bahmann Lately, I’m thinking a lot about my circle of friends and how it mutated throughout the years. I strongly believe that we always meet someone for a reason. People come and go and the ups and downs are parts of the growing process. Sometimes, they are not meant to be…

Roadtrip to Bandung

I am blessed enough to have met such good people during my stay in Jakarta. Somehow, my roommates suggested me to go to Bandung for the weekend. They always talk about this place as a chill, colder and “surrounded-with-nature” city. It is truly surrounded by hills and very steep slopes and a close getaway for people…

Hello Viêtnam

Being in South-East Asia, it is a must to hop to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon). From Jakarta, it takes less than one day to get there. Saigon is still greatly influenced by the French colonial architecture and gastronomy. The eclectic hybrid of Vietnamese and French cultures beautifully adapted to each other through its chaotic streets…

Fitting in

I was raised with one kind of mentality, live with another one while disagreeing and agreeing with both at the same time. All of which makes it hard to identify myself with a culture in particular. I don’t feel like I fit to one specific culture which is interesting yet confusing. Interesting because I am…