Always be grateful

Always be grateful
Just enjoy the path...

Dear YOU

Hello pals!

You come from everywhere...
Here are some stories of mine...
Puzzles that i keep searching through my life

Hope my writing will inspire you...
Make you figure out, when you're sad, there's someone worse than yours.
Make you realize that happiness is something you should share to others.

So, enjoy the pieces of mine ^^

Monday, December 23, 2013

My Grown Up New Year Lists

7 days to end this year, my dear! How are you doing? I know you gonna stay with me till I stop writing to you… So, year end is talking about the reviews and resolutions. Let’s have the checklists then :

The Reviews

My Job! Okay, I got it now I’m a permanent employee in that company. Congrats me dear :)

Our relationship! Hmm.. I’m not lucky in this item, maybe next year, try again hahaha.. Let’s move away, turn the new page, give new person the chance, and as always say cheers :)

Slim body! This is hardly to do… But I think a little bit slim :p

My brother’s graduation! I did it, my family trip after 15 years :)

Saving! Okay, it’s quite working, at least, I can handle my expenses and start future planning.

Traveling! Yeahhhh this is the most excited one, I did it, Rock down Wakatobi by myself.

Ice cream cake for my birthday! This year I got sushi cake for my birthday… haha.. not so sad.. :)

Dream wishes! Keep dreaming this one LoL

I think this year I have done a lot of traveling trips and my flight schedules due to the trips or tasks were too much tired, but still enjoyed those busy times. Let’s start with January, this month was still calm down the holiday season. Ms. February with Chinese New Year celebration with far family and spent my weekend at Bandung. Went back to hometown in March, then weekend getaway to Singapore in April, continued Vesak festival at Jogja in May, ended half year with my bro’s graduation and family trip in June. Had an amazing experience during my winter holiday in August with my beloved mom. Three hectic months with the tasks paid myself to Wakatobi in November, then I thought that would be last trip for this year, but I was wrong, I gonna have another two trips, back to my hometown in December and new year eve beach party in an island with my mom.

So, what’s the plan for next year? Not so much traveling plan since my dream destination left for two, Japan and Europe. Maybe Europe for honeymoon :p *crazy dream*

1.       My Job

Improving my competence and performance in the upcoming year.

2.       My Business

Gonna have a business plan and hope it works well next year. Time to have my own business, dear:)

3.       My love life

Aha! This one I’m not brave enough to dream high, like my last year resolution, wish that I found the right man, in the right time, at the right place, that factor x, me and him make it all works. Someone who supports me, never let me walk alone, trust, love, commit, walk along through good or bad.

4.       Traveling

You must pay off your hard work by enjoying this beautiful world. If everything goes well, I gonna visit Japan for Cherry Blossom, Sakuraaaa I’m comingggg.. Excited to the max, dear. This was my dream destinations. J  This year, I gonna celebrate Vesak Festival in Bangkok with my colleague, not part of my plan actually but since they ask me, let’s have some fun with budget trip.

5.       24th

One wish that I didn’t really concern since the years passed. But this year, I think I gonna pray hard for that one wish. What type of cake I want for this year? Nothing. May I wish of some little sincere surprise.

6.       Friendship

This new item become one of my new year lists. Thank you for the ones who stay with me through my good and bad. I know I’m hard to be handled, but I’ll try my best if you promise to stay.

7.       Giving

We are not blessed because of we’re having, we’re blessed because of we’re giving. Last item for the lists, the lucky 7.

Then, for those who celebrate Christmas, I wanna say “Merry Christmas to you! Wish the joy of Christmas cheer you up and spread the love around you.”

Let’s counting down together for 2014! :)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

First Love Never Dies

So unbelievable I gonna write this to you. This is not really me, but it's real, now i'm writing to you about that crazy little thing called 'first love'. And to make this the real me i gonna use bahasa...

Klise memang, yang namanya cinta pertama akan selalu diingat, bukan berarti kita masih mencintai orang itu, melainkan kenangan bersama dengan orang itu yang akan kita ingat selamanya dalam hidup kita. Pria maupun wanita, semuanya akan merasakan yang namanya cinta pertama. Rasanya berbeda- beda bagi tiap orang, ada yang merasa efek geli berpuluh kupu-kupu di perutnya saat bertemu, terasa sengatan listrik saat bersentuhan dengannya, selalu memikirkannya sebelum tidur dan berharap bisa membawa dirinya dalam mimpi, tidak sabar bangun pagi untuk menerima ucapan selamat pagi darinya, semangat memulai hari karena kamu akan melihat dirinya, begitu banyak rasa yang akan dialami sehingga tidak salah kata orang bahwa jatuh cinta itu berjuta rasanya apalagi yang namanya cinta pertama. Beruntunglah mereka yang merasakan cinta pertama dan terakhir pada orang yang sama, karena dia tidak perlu mengalami yang namanya sakit, patah hati,dan membuka lembaran baru. Bersyukurlah orang yang menemukannya pada orang yang berbeda, menambah pengalaman hidup bukan? 

Bagi wanita, cinta pertama teramat sulit untuk dilupakan, mungkin karena kaum hawa lebih melibatkan perasaan sehingga mendalam. Kenangan cinta pertamanya tetap akan menjadi luka yang membekas meski sudah ada cinta baru yang menggantikannya. Bukan karena dia masih mencintai orang itu, hanyalah kenangan bersama dengan sang cinta pertama, saat pertama dia merasakan sensasi jatuh cinta pada kaum adam bukan sesuatu yang sangat mudah untuk dihapuskan dari ingatan. Sepersekian sisi hatinya akan selalu tersisa buat sang cinta pertama.  Untuk membuka lembaran baru juga luar biasa sulit terlebih untuk wanita yang melibatkan perasaan jauh lebih besar daripada logika. Sebagian bahkan takut untuk memulai lagi. Takut untuk jatuh cinta lagi, karena setiap jatuh itu sakit.

Ada pepatah yang mengatakan, "pilihlah orang yang pernah sakit hati, karena dia tidak akan menyakitimu, sebab dia tahu bagaimana rasanya disakiti." Untuk para wanita yang tidak beruntung melanjutkan cinta pertama, di luar sana masih ada cinta baru yang akan menggantikannya. Beribu pria di luar sana yang akan menggantikannnya, hanya perlu mencari yang sesuai. Tidak perlu membandingkannya dengan cinta pertamamu, karena jauh di lubuk paling dalam, hampir semua wanita akan membandingkannya dengan yang pertama dan tidak jarang tetap menganggap yang pertama itu yang terbaik. Itu menjadi sulit membuka lembaran baru. Cinta pertama itu masa lalu, jika dia memang untukmu, dia akan mempertahankanmu sejak awal. Masih banyak pria di luar sana yang pantas mendapatkan cintamu, yang akan menghargaimu dan menyayangimu dengan tulus. Kamu hanya belum menemukannya. Ingatlah selalu ada faktor x saat tidak ada faktor x itu menjadi penentu. Senyaman apapun, sesuka apapun, tidak akan berjalan lancar tanpa faktor x. Bahkan yang tidak sukapun, karena fakto x bisa berjalan lancar. Faktor x itu misterius, sesuatu yang tidak bisa didefinisikan dengan kata-kata, maupun logika.

Untuk semua wanita yang masih terpuruk pada cinta pertama, sadarilah itu sebagai masa lalu, dan saatnya bangkit, yakin bahwa kamu pantas mendapatkan yang lebih baik. Cheers to new love!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Mom's little princess

I guess woman will always be her mom's little princess, no matter she's already be a wife or even mom for her children. There's a point that mom always treats you like her little princess all the time. 

I could say how lucky I am, I have a mom who's more than a mom. For me, she is also my sister, my bestfriend, my traveling partner, my shopping partner, my psychologist,  my consultant,  and my role model. See, i found them all in one person, super woman in my life called mom. She is my everything since the second i'm writing this. I couldn't imagine how i live without her, how i can be as tough as today I am without her support.

Now, I'm 23 years 5 months old, and till this second she still treats me as I am her little princess. She's always be the last one stand when others move back. She's always be the one who listen to my stories that told in hours. She's the only person who knows me very well and what I feel. She's so perfect for me.

These recent days, I know she's so much worry about me. She's worry I'm hurt, sad, and desperate. I admit it, I felt before but it's just for a while, now I'm tough as her. Move on and smile to the world as there's nothing happen. And I trully know when I said that to her, she was happy for me. 

Then, she told me, "You should stop worried what others' thinking. Others' comments are important but it doesn't determine. It's your life, not them, you're the one who walks through it. Whatever you choose, mom'll always supports you. There's only one thing mom asks you to do, think seriously. Is this all you want more than other things, more than others?"

I realize how much she's worry about me, the more hurting again, so she told me that. Think seriously before I decide. Because when I'm hurt, she's the one feels that together with me. From now on, there's no hurry decision, step by step, listen to my heart but take my mind with me. I know every advice of yours is useful and sometimes like magic happens in my life. It's right, true, and real. Thank you mom for always treats me like your little princess.

Friday, December 6, 2013

5th month in 23rd

So, this month a lil bite earlier writing to you... haha.. today is Saturday, it's weekend and i'm spending my lazy weekend at my lovely room writing this to you.. oh how much i miss this kind of moment... long time no quality time with you just both of us, in this room...

Hmm... so this month after my last trip, i thought i gonna end my traveling trip for 2013, but i was wrong, i gonna have another trip to end this year, with whom? Calm down, i'm not that desperate traveling at the year end alone. I gonna have this trip with my beloved mom... she really wanna go this place and keep discussing this island since several months ago. Haha you got the clue right? Yeah, it's island, another clue, it's in indonesia, i think wakatobi much better than this island but sometimes you do traveling not only about the destination, but it's about whom you travel with. I guess we gonna have a great and fun time joining new year eve beach party and this time i may not forget to bring my baby slr. :)

About my working, i didn't get any out town task since it's last month of the year... so, i'm doing audit task in office.
The first two weeks of my 5th month there's little surprise... dunno it's sign or whatever.  My mom's saying happened. Got several new friends...

Christmas is coming to town, christmas is the most joyful season in whole year, so i wanna spending this season with happiness. Forget things and people who hurt me through this year. For all those things and people, i just can say thank you for the lesson so it can make me a better one. For the new comers and people who always stay by my side through the years, thank you for staying and not making me disappointed. I'm glad to have you all ending another year in my life.

So, what's the preparation for year end.. hmm. I gonna visit my hometown for  about 11 days and this time i prepare my schedule to meet some of my friends. Long time no see them... let's have some gatherings. Of course, i'm excited to meet my beloved ones, dad, mom, and my beib... hahaha.. family dinner.. sleep in my room... i miss hometown suddenly.. celebrating new year with my mom.. flash back several years ago, we'd ever celebrated new year buffet dinner together. My mom, she is more than a mom for me. She is my sister, bestfriend, traveling partner, shopping partner, psychologist, consultant, and she is my everything. And the third person i miss is that miss Syd. We gonna have chit chat soon, no more line chat haha. My bro wont't be back this year..

I gonna start making wishes for another year ahead. Those will become my christmas or maybe new year list. Let me think think and also review this year's list.. the achievements, the postpone oones, or the failed ones. Haha...

Counting down christmas and new year.. wake me up when it's christmas. So, see you around dear :)

Monday, November 18, 2013

4th month in 23rd

Holla dear!

A lil bit late writing this to you...  so, what's in this 4th month... hmmm... let's say "work hard, play hard". I spent my first week doing my task, hectic and busy. Then back for the second week.. took a rest for two weekends at Jakarta and got a new task again... this time i went to sulawesi island for first time.. quite excited and extremely happy becauase i could organized my another long weekend trip... wakayobi. After my task was done well, i made an extend going to that one of beautiful islands in indonesia which became my first solo trip. I made it dear, for the details i think i've told you how much i was happy... a trip planned in days... what a surprise... so, let's see next month.. who knows there will be another suprise.. see you soon :)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

WaKaToBi for My First Solo Trip :)

WAKATOBI! I'm comingggg
So, here’s one of my traveling list came true. WAKATOBI! Finally I visited through my first solo trip ever! So much happy, dear, finally I did it myself! Can you imagine how cool it is... 4 days and 3 nights extra backpacking package... Let me introduce to you the itinerary of my trip...

Saturday, 2 November 2013
Took fight (IDR 1.100.000 it’s quite expensive because I made booking a day before, so I suggest you book flight far from your visit day) from Makassar to Wakatobi via Kendari by Wings Air 10.00 am.
Landed (12.20 pm) at Wangi Wangi Island, the first island of Wakatobi, welcomed by extremely hot air and met my tour guide for 4 days ahead, a black little fat guy called Manuki. :D He picked me up by motorcycle. We went to harbour heading to Kaledupa island, second island of Wakatobi, the place where I was going to stay few days ahead. Unfortunately, we were late for 1.00 pm local boat, so we waited 4.30 pm public express boat Cantika (IDR 105.000). So, we visited Bajo Village at Wangi Wangi island to kill the time. 
Bajo Village at Wangi Wangi island
It took about an hour more to reach Kaledupa island. Fyi, Cantika Express port from Bau Bau to Wangi Wangi and ended at Kaledupa. A warm family welcomed me well at Kaledupa Island, my new family J My first night dinner was seafood for sure, and I met my neighbor, a cute sista named Etha, she was in senior high school. I was happy because they were also happy to see me...

Sunday, 3 November 2013
Lamanggau Village

Today, Manuki and I went to Tomia island, the third island of Wakatobi, we waited public speed boat (IDR 40.000) for almost 2 hours due to lower water. It took about 2 hours from Kaledupa to Tomia. The harbour for small boat’s around half an hour reached by motorcycle from the official harbour. Arrived at Tomia Island, i had lunch and the menu was seafood of course, then had snorkeling time. I just got two snorkeling spots because it’s quite wavy, so we decided to visit Lamanggau Bajo Village, the children were so happy seeing me and they greet me, “Anyeong, Miss!”. They thought i’m Korean hahaha :)
Sunset at Top Tomia

The underwater view was beautiful but due to I didn’t have any underwater camera, i couldn’t capture them for you. And I also forgot to bring my baby slr, they lent me one, the same type like mine, dunno it’s by accident or destiny, so grateful. Hunting sunset at the top hill of Tomia. Great sunset and had view for whole city.

Monday, 4 November 2013
Went back to Kaledupa Island today, using public speed boat again, due to lower water, we dropped in the middle of the sea and be picked up by local private boat. It’s so adventourous. After lunch, I visited Bajo Village (30 minutes more by motorcycle from my homestay, my homestay near official harbour), their living above the ocean, great tradition.
Bajo Village at Kaledupa
Prove me wrong, Indonesia has great combination of awesome view and unique culture. The bridge was broken L so we took cano for crossing to the villahge. Then went to Sama Bahari (15 minutes), the other Bajo Village where Mirror Never Lies film took for shooting. I had short conversation with the leader of race and he thought I wanna plan another film’s shoot. J Then, we visited Sembano Village (40 minutes), went to Sembano Lake which has red prawn. The prawn’s really red in the lake, not like usual, I just saw red prawn in my plate hahaha... :p Then, we waited for sunset at Sembano beach, beautiful sunset. It took about an hour getting back to my homestay.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Heading to Hoga island
This morning, I went to Benteng Paleo seeing Kaledupa view from the top of hill J I always love seeing view from the top. Then, we visited Peropa beach, not quite beautiful view because once again lower water. Not a good view when Wakatobi in a lower water, but when it’s not, the view’s amazing. :) After I had lunch, I went snorkeling by private boat of my new family to Hoga Island (25 minutes). The water’s so blue there, and I did snorkeling 2 spots, the underwater was amazing and colorful. Hoga island has beautiful white sands and some homestays there, it’s interesting. We had sunset view from our boat.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Today I got back to Wangi Wangi island L so sad leaving memories... We got local private boat (IDR 50.000) took 2 hours and once again we’re dropped in the middle because of lower water so we used another small boat (IDR 10.000) to reach the harbour. Then, I was dropped at the airport for flight back to Makassar (IDR 900.000).
Overall, it was an amazing trip, and till today, it still like a dream I made my first solo trip and unfortunately without my dear Jewel and baby slr. No matter what, I still enjoyed each moments be with my new family. Why I called family, because they all were warm and friendly. They’re so kind and treated me like their daughter, preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and reserving me the best they can. It’s really touchable. :)  so grateful

Bula fish means the first fish. and lapa" as substitute rice, it contains red bean

Colo colo made from tomato and onion, always served in each meal

Sunset at Sembano Beach

Seafood lunch :)

My best friends

View from my homestay at Kaledupa island

Sunrise before I left Kaledupa
Matohara. Wangi" Airport

Snorkeling time at Tomia

Miss Korean came to Lamanggau Village

Me n white sands at Hoga island

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Move On

Move on bukanlah sesuatu hal yang mudah dilakukan jika telah melibatkan perasaan yang mendalam. Berbicara soal hubungan, ada pasang surut, ada romantika perselisihan, ada waktu untuk memulai dan ada waktu untuk mengakhirinya. Ibarat bunga yang ada masa kuncup, mekar, dan gugur, sama hal nya dengan hubungan itu sendiri. Jika setelah gugur, tak mampu memupuknya untuk mekar kembali maka datanglah akhir dari hubungan itu. Setelah gugur, harus berusaha untuk menanam lagi bunga yang baru agar dia dapat mekar kembali menjadi bunga yang indah.

Kata siapa move on itu mudah? Dia pasti belum menaruh perasaannya terlalu dalam. Terlebih lagi, ketika kamu menjalani hubungan dalam hal ini aku berbicara dengan seorang pria, yang kamu merasa bahwa lebih dari separuh keyakinan kamu akan menghabiskan sisa hidupmu dengannya, ya, kamu membayangkan dia yang akan menjadi pasangan hidupmu kelak, untuk menjadi ayah dari anak-anak yang kamu lahirkan nantinya, seseorang yang bisa dijadikan pedoman dan kepala keluarga, namun segalanya akan berakhir sampai di satu titik, titik dimana lagi kalian tidak bisa berjalan beriringan. For me, in a relationship, if you don’t wanna stay, just leave. Simple but hard. Aku pernah mendengar dari salah seorang teman:
“Menikahlah dengan orang yang kamu bisa bayangkan kamu akan hidup bersama dengannya, melihat wajahnya tiap pagi, yang akan bertanggungjawab memintamu dari kedua orangtuamu dan memberikanmu kehidupan yang baru.”

Jika kamu bertanya, apakah aku sudah membayangkan wajah orang itu, kujawab dengan jujur “iya”. Aku sudah membayangkan aku akan hidup bersama dengannya meski aku tahu itu tidak mudah. Beberapa kesamaan yang sulit untuk dikalahkan serta beberapa perbedaan yang sulit untuk disatukan. Namun, aku ingin berusaha selangkah demi selangkah.

Aku juga pernah bercerita tentang dirinya kepada kedua orangtuaku bahwa dia yang aku bayangkan untuk hidup bersama. Hingga sampai satu masa di musim gugur tahun ini, dimana aku menyerah akan semua hal antara kami berdua, terlalu lelah untuk bertahan, seakan diriku jatuh terduduk di taman yang penuh dengan daun berguguran. Seperti kapal yang kami pandu bersama membentur batu karang dan aku menyerah untuk membelokkannya. Aku meminta petunjuk kepada Yang Di Atas, jika memang orang ini yang akan melalui masa depan bersamaku, buatlah dia bertahan saat aku tak mampu lagi bertahan sehingga kapal akan tetap melaju di samudera meski lambat. Ternyata aku menyemangati diriku sendiri bahwa dengan dia tetap bertahan, aku juga harus bertahan. Kembali kami memandu kapal bersama, semakin hari aku semakin belajar untuk bertahan, untuk menerima hal yang tak kusukai dari dirinya, untuk menurunkan ego sedikit demi sedikit, dan menambah lapisan keyakinan hingga akhirnya kami tiba kembali di tepian, namun dia tidak ingin berlabuh lagi. Dia hanya akan berdiam di kapal itu. Apa yang harus kulakukan? Di sanalah, kami berbeda dalam satu tempat yang sama, aku di pinggir tepian, dia berada dalam kapalnya, tidak ada lagi usaha, tidak ada lagi ketahanan.

Aku harus mengumpulkan kekuatan untuk berjalan ke tepian lain. Aku akan tetap berlabuh sehingga aku akan berpindah ke kapal lain, namun memulai berlabuh kembali bukanlah hal yang bisa dilakukan dalam sekejap. Aku harus kembali sabar menunggu kapal lain. Di musim gugur tahun ini mungkin tidak akan kulupakan, setelah bertahan dari musim semi tiga tahun yang lalu, peluh kesabaran dan bertahan menunggu di tepian akhirnya aku kembali lagi ke tepian yang sama. Aku harus berlabuh agar aku tak kembali terpuruk dalam tepian yang sama. Dua tahun menunggu hingga aku berlabuh dengannya bagiku itu sudah cukup untuk membuktikan semua yang terjadi saat ini. Air mata, sakit, tentu saja, but still life goes on. Bagiku akan sia-sia menunggu orang yang tidak ingin menggerakkan kapalnya dan jika dia menggerakkan kapalnya kembali di suatu waktu akan datang, kamu belum tentu akan memandu bersamanya bukan. Berjalan ke tepian lain mencari kapal lain bukanlah suatu hal yang mudah, namun lebih tidak mudah lagi menunggu seseorang yang belum pasti kapan akan berlabuh lagi.

Whatever happened in your life, good or bad, just be grateful because All is Well.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Long time no talk about something random ha….

So, my 2nd year life in thic hectic city. I called it traveling year for 2013. However, lots of trips rolling down this year. Started from February visited Bandung for the first time in the new year, then March for hometown visit, continued to April visited my special one in SG, Vesak trip to Borobudur in May, my brother’s graduation and family trip to China-Hong Kong-Macau, then Australia trip and colleague gathering trip to SG in August, and I guess it’s the end *maybe* as I haven’t known yet about next trip.

Actually, I really wanna go to Wakatobi in November which my plan trip since last year but traveling partner is hard to find ya. However, just enjoy the moments as long as you enjoy, you’ll be happy J

Nothing to be worried, expect less, and always be grateful for every single things happened in your life. There’s lot of people outside there are not so lucky as me who has enough money from enjoyable job to explore other cultures, sightseeing, eat delicious food, do shopping, and having fun so I think it’s more than enough for me. If you wanna compare to others, it’ll never come to the end. There’s saying “above the sky, there’s another sky” and I totally agree with this quote. I have my own things and people, they have theirs, there’s no need kinda jealous about theirs, though sometimes I still have that kinda feeling.

Long time no blogging make me miss this world so much hahaha. My traveling and culinary experience that I wanna share to the world seems stop for a while. Having so much busy times these recent months make any idea of writing just stop inside my mind. And time moves so fast till 2,5 months left. It’s gonna be a new year again which means time for another reflection, new resolutions, hopes, and dreams, older and better person, and changes. Till now, I still don’t have any plan to celebrate my new year, but never mind, new year is not only about celebration, for me it means more than that one night, it’s like a review for what you’ve done in a year and what you gonna do in next year.  2 months gonna  be blink of eyes.  See you ahead!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Cheers to Gold Coast 2013

Don't judge me, as long as you have walked in my shoes so you know how much pain I've been through...
After the snowy time and the chilled wind, let's moved to the third and fourth city, welcomed by summer time :)

An early morning flight took me away from Sydney to Brisbane. I really wanna stayed longer in Sydney, but I should continue my trip. Hello, Brisbane! This city was not so many places to visit. Skip the Brisbane, we went to Tangalooma Island for a night. The small island with several activities, dolphin feeding, sand tobogganing, 4w dessert tour, helicopter tour and others. 
The room was so nice and I could see the sea view right from my balcony. A damn cold night I spent there, the next morning, I heard that that night was the extremely windy ever in last two years. But, it's nice resort for taking rest a while.

Brisbane, I spent hours here... the parliament building and Kangaroo Point to see the city view of Brisbane, then we had semi fine lunch at Summit Restaurant & Bar. This restaurant was my favourite one because I could see the whole city view which one of my favorite things to do. :) I found here in Brisbane. Then, the bus took me to DFO, and once again I didn't do lot shopping because better I saved money for next trip LoL. Then we had dinner at Hard Rock Cafe Gold Coast, then we went back to hotel. Our hotel was near Surfers Paradise which was crowded during the night. There's night market at seaside, shopping center, and lots of cafes, restaurants, and bars. I was hungry and tried to look for cheap restaurant hahaha... ended in a western food restaurant named Seafood Empire  *if i wasn't wronf* , spaghetti bolognese for AUD 9 and I didn't order any drink because the mineral water was free. :) 

The second day trip, went to Dream World, I didn't play anything here, just accompanied my mom watched some shows. It's because I didn't like play the games and better decided hunting photos  Had a lunch buffet in Billabong Restaurant, standard taste and crowded with travel groups. Then, we were brought to Skypoint Observation Deck, reached 77th levels in 43 seconds and got the view from Gold Coast to Sydney. It's so awesome! The more I felt in love with city view, saw sunset from here... We had dinner at Ocean Seafood Restaurant, Chinese Malaysian restaurant which has good taste. I ended the last night by eating Copenhagen Ice Cream which known in serving fresh ice cream daily. :)

Thanks Gold Coast for the enjoyable moments :)

First time trying sand tobogganing, the taste of sand not delicious :p

Sunset at Tangalooma island Resort

Kangaroo Point

View from Summit Restaurant

Cheers at Hard Rock Cafe

Spaghetii Bolognese


Sunset at Observation Deck

Nice house

Movie World
Churros AUD 4

Hotdog AUD 8

Nice Sunset


From Sydney With Love 2013

Once in a year, go someplace you've never been before.
Holla, the best city I like in the kangaroo continental is Sydney. From the first time, I felt in love with this city, where loves blooming here. I visited this crowded city for two days with different weather, sunny chilly wind then calm cold freezing. However, in this city my special ones, two super women gathered, met up, had chit chat till late night, and short hang out together, i couldn't be happier than this. Long time no see her, it's extremely short two days but 
it's more than enough than no meeting at all. Friendship from high school till now different continent separated by the oceans, we're still keep in touch, beib. Last year, you visited me, and this year, i visited you, let's travel together next year :p 
Thank you Sydney for the memories ever lasting... I gonna miss you and really hope can have another chance to visit you again. See you when I see you. :)

My Aussie trip continued to Sydney... 
Morning flight made me so sleepy but when I arrived at this crowded city, it warmed up my spirit. For the first place, here came Mrs. Macquarie's Chair, the best sightseeing point to capture Sydney city with its beautiful Opera House and Sydney Bridge in your mind and made you couldn't even forget this moment. I was so excited to this city, because she stayed here... Yeah, Ms. Widya, hahaha, my beib, actually I gonna met her here, but the schedule  hanged. So, we met at Opera House, a very short time to take photos, just got several photos, hooh, double excited we could take photos with the opera background, in Sydney ha, couldn't ever imagine our dream came true. The weather was quite sunny and the sky was so blue to get the beautiful photos. 

I had my lunch at Captain Cook's Cruises. The buffet wasn't so nice, the only thing that made me ate so much because they provided prawns, you know how i'm crazy with seafood. About 2 hours, the cruise took us seeing the view of Darling Harbour and Sydney city, the view was best, you could capture lots of good photos here. After that, the next place to visit was Bondi Beach. 
Mom walking at Bondi Beach
The most famous in Sydney I think, for me, who had gone to several beaches in my own country *proud of me* this beach was so so, hahaha... I ate macadamia ice cream in chilled wind while waiting the other tour members. Next one was The GAP. How I wished, I could get the beautiful view but when my bus stopped at the location, I saw those two giant stones from the bus' window, was so lazy to go down, once again, the view was standard *high standard of me* :p. Then, we went to Queen Victoria Building, the luxurious shopping center where my money not worth spending LoL. I met Widya again here and she brought me macarons with taste the best ever. We had our dinner at Darling Harbour, a seafood restaurant named Nick's. Once in my lifetime, there's a huge portion of seafood platter served in front of me and it's for two. Of course, the first target was the lobster. Me and my mom ate almost those seafood except the fried squids. We're like seafood hunters hahaha... Then, we were brought back to the Novotel. We stayed here for two nights.  
Macadamia ice cream

Widya and I, had a night walking through Sydney city. Those precious moments would never be forgotten, our walk ended in a Korean cafe which had the good taste of hot green tea latte. I forgot the name of that cafe. We had chit chat during the night and it felt like a dream, no line, no text, face to face, expressions, glad to have those moments with you beib.

Blue Mountain
The second day in Sydney, we visited Blue Mountain, about 3 hours from the city. Though, there wasn't snowy there but the wind was damn cold. Blue Mountain was a nice village and we had semi fine lunchie at Carrington Hotel which has the wonderful interior and their Australian beef steak was delicious. Back to Sydney, we visited Anz Stadium then had buffet dinner at Star Casino which served lots of food, desserts, drinks, salads, appetizers, you could eat till you drop. :)

Last night in Sydney, due to I felt not so well, I had myself bathtub-ing time and Widya visited me, so three of us talked together, my cool mom, her, and me LoL. Great night ended my visit in Sydney.

Syd, please pray for my another visit. See you when I see you :)

Queen Victoria Building

Queen Victoria Building

Darling Harbour at Night

Seafood Platter at Nick's

Good Quote right? Novotel

The nice room

Cute macarons

The best macarons ever

Hot Green Tea latte

The Carrington Hotel

The Carrington Hotel

Interior at the Carrington Hotel

Australian beef steak

ANZ Stadium

Sunset from the bus