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[Random Thought] When You Belong to Nowhere

today i attend a workshop event. actually it’s for the travel blogger community, but i bravely ask and got the invitation ^^

but it’s not about the workshop that i will wrote on this post. i will wrote about it on another one.

 

it was the first time i ever attend a workshop. alone. and not even knowing anyone, or ever really mastered it.

okay, the workshop was discuss about how to be a smart traveler.

and i’m not even a really traveler. or even a blogger.

so, yeah, there i was. in the middle of new people and didn’t know anyone.

but it’s kind of excited to be in the new environment.

i love to travel. okay, i am a newbie in traveling.

and i doesn’t even call all of my trip, traveling. it’s more to holiday.

but i started to fall in love with it and i do want to explore and traveling more.

not just like my past holiday trip, but really really travel.

 

as i was alone, and we had to make a group for a little project there, we started to make a little conversation.

and basic question, where are you coming from. and it refer to blogger or media.

and me, confused how to answer. i am not both of it. lol

 

on that workshop, most of them were a real travel blogger or media.

they’ve been anywhere. Indonesia or another country. real backpacker. and i’m nowhere.

i feel so small. and lost. really really lost.

 

it’s not about anywhere that i’ve been.

it’s about community.

on that workshop, i saw a lot of people who really have passion on traveling.

i saw people who really have something to be part of their life.

something to do, something that they loved.

they really work on it.

 

me? i’m nowhere.

i like to write, but i’m not that diligent and having a great idea to wrote. so i’m not a blogger.

i like technology, but i’m not learn about it that well. so i do not know that much.

i like traveling, but i don’t have that much time and money. so i’m not a traveler.

i like things but i know just little.

and i know that i am totally lost.

 

you know, i think people should just focus on one thing, not just know and learn any basic things.

you may know a lot of basic things, but it’s still the basic.

if you have passion, it’s the key of happiness on your life.

you can meet a lot of people that have the same passion with you and having a great conversation with them.

i’m not saying that basic is not good. it’s still good to have any basic knowledge of anything.

but it will be more than good to having a special one.

 

i wish i can belong to somewhere that i’ll be good at 🙂

happy searching, people! ^^


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[TRAVEL] KOREA TRIP 2014

okay, this is too boring to say, but horaayyy finally after a long waiting, finally i step my feet on Korea on June 2014!! ^^

going together with my girl friends, only the three of us. Departed from Jakarta on 4th June, with night flight and arrived safely at Seoul on 5th June
totally we spend 12 nights at Korea ^^ but i can say that it’s still not enough for us

having some troubles at first when we arrived at Incheon. My friends luggage were left behind at Kuala Lumpur Airport, because we have a connecting flight
and yes, it’s kinda messed up our schedule. note: we didn’t directly got the luggage, but after 3 days of waiting, complaining and everything
but let’s forget it and we decided to still enjoy our holiday ^^

after arrived at Seoul, we directly went to our Guest House. we stayed at Hongdae Guest House, Yellow Sub Marine
we spent our first 3 nights there
the guest house is nice and clean. luckily we got the first floor room
the staff are also nice and helpful ^^
it also near the subway and there also a convenient store, so you can buying things easily
i also love the ambiance, because it really feels like home
you can checked their website, or email them for booking or getting another information
since we stayed there for 9 nights in total, we got a discount 😀

after spending our first 3 nights there, we off to Busan for 1 night and continued to Jeju for 2 nights, then went back to Seoul for 6 nights
these are some of my favorite places that we visited, and apologies that this was not in order

GwangJang Market, Seoul, is the best market to have any traditional korean food
we almost ate like crazy. saw any food and bought it without any thinking
kimbap, bibimbap, odeng, korean pancake, and else
we love this place so much! we really feel the korean touch here

Myeongdong, Seoul, is the best place to spend your money
cosmetics, food and kpop things. you can buy it all here
– while in Dongdaemun, Seoul, i didn’t really shop here, just sightseeing
since they only sell wholesale things and raw material for fashion
or maybe i didn’t visit the right place?

– in Namsangol Hanok Village, Seoul, you can have a hanbok experience but there were operational hours
if i’m not mistaken, it’s only available until 4pm
you have to paid 3,000KRW and have 15 minutes for taking pictures by your own camera

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Jakgalchi Fish Market, Busan, i’m amazed with this fish market. though there were also food, but there are also any kind of fish or squid here. and the market still clean.

it’s must visit if you came to Busan

Gamcheon Culture Village, Busan, this place is so unique and artistic. it is the Busan’s version of Santorini. and it is really beautiful. but unfortunately i didn’t visit all the places since we already tired

Heundae Beach, Busan, we visited it at night so we can not see the sea T_T and the weather was cold too. but when we visited it, there were a sand festival so it also crowded.

Busan Cultural Center, United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Busan,  these places were visited accidentally. but it’s nice, the place is so beautiful and peace. visit it if you have any time left ^^

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Teddy Bear Museum, Ripley Believe it or Not, Jeju Glass Castle, Jeju Love Land, O Sulloc Museum, Jeju Stone Statue Museum, we visited all of these places in 1 day by rented a taxi. if you are the type of person who prefer to visited museum, maybe you will like it. but personally, i’m not recommended this route, because you can not feel the true Jeju by visiting these places. and i do feel regret by not visiting the other route which show the beauty nature of Jeju 😦 so i think, i should visit Jeju again on my next trip kekeke
and anyway, it is a highly recommendation if you rent a taxi, since the transportation is really hard and far from each other. but yeah, the cost is high

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Nanta Show, Seoul. we decided to watch it in Myeongdong. this show is funny and entertaining, but it’s a little bit boring in the middle of the show. the show is very creative and awesome, but i think it’s not a must to watch this

Nami Island and Garden of Morning Calm, Seoul. i can said that we were lucky enough that day. met an indonesian people who visited these places with a local tour guide, and we joined them kekeke. we need to took a bus from one to another, so maybe we will lost or wasting time if we didn’t meet them. thanks to Alma and her family, and Joshua ^^
and these two places are my favorite!! i took a lot of photos here, because the scenery is really breathtaking. the garden is really beautiful. i can not said much, but i really love it.
i really want to visit it again and spending all day long there, just enjoying the view and weather.
A MUST VISIT!

JYPE Office, FnC Office, Cube Office, SM Office, Seoul. remembered Alma that i told before? oh yeah, she also a big fans of k-pop and we decided to visit all these offices together. lol she are a big fan of Jessica, SNSD. and we have a nice fan-girling session kekeke~

Gwanghwamun Gate, King Se Jong Statue, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Blue House, Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul

Insadong, Itaewon, Lotte Department Store, Seoul

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Muju Firefly Festival, Muju. as a tourist, there are a lot of free service in Korea.
luckily we got the chance to visit Muju Firefly Festival in Muju Province. actually, we want to visit Jeonju at first, but the schedule was different. so we still tried to join it.
they held a firefly festival there, it was fun. but summer really hit Muju first, the weather was really really hot.
we watched a traditional korean show and experience local food.

Seoul City Tour. Korean Government really make a lot of tourism experience. one of them is Seoul City Tour. there are a lot of package, and we choose the single night city tour.
actually, it’s not like we imagine. we can not really enjoy the city tour. it really only around the city without hop-in or hop-off facility. so, maybe it also our fault to not make sure about it first.
so, i tell you this so you do not expect much from it. but still, we had the chance to enjoy the night view of Seoul ^^

Tosokchon Restaurant, Seoul. we also had the chance to tried the famous samgyetang at tosokchon restaurant.
when we arrived, we got shocked with the queing, it’s really long but luckily so fast.
the restaurant is so big that lots of people can eat there. and i must said that it is really delicious!! you should try it ^^

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those are the places that i can remembered. too bad that i can not giving all the full itinerary here, since our plan also didn’t went well LOL
it’s kinda messed up and we switch it all the time, so yeah….
but all i can said about Korea and this trip are AWESOME! DAEBAK!

i am falling in love in a short times with this country, with the people, with the nature, with the hospitality, with the cleanliness, with all of it.
in two weeks, we made a lot of new friends from other countries, and it is really priceless.
we even met with an ahjussi who are really kind and helpful, we really hope to meet him again next time :p

and anyway, you should download the subway map, it really helpful!
and also don’t forget to visit the visitkorea.com, find as many information there as you can. they have all information that you need.
if you have any question, leave your comment and i will tried to answer it

at last, i wanna say that i really falling in love with traveling.
not for the glamour, but for the enrichment of myself.
and here i am, set another goal to visit another place.
and surely, i will visit Korea again next time ^^

annyeong~~^^


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[RANDOM] What is Politic?

Saya bukan seorang pengamat politik. Apalagi punya background tentang politik.
I swear.
Lihat saja postingan saya di blog ini.
All about kpop. And some of my random thoughts.

And why I even wrote about this?
Well, let me explain about how important 2014 was for Indonesia. It is an election year.
Setelah 10 tahun dalam pemerintahan SBY, nampaknya Indonesia butuh figur baru.

Sebelumnya, saya sama sekali tidak memiliki ketertarikan apapun dengan dunia politik. Not even now, actually.
Saya hanya menjadi pendengar dan pembaca berita sedikit-sedikit tentang kegilaan yang terjadi di dunia politik Indonesia.

Like what I’ve said before. I don’t have any background about it.
Menurut pandangan saya sebagai masyarakat awam, politik hanyalah serangkaian kegiatan yang seharusnya berhubungan dengan tindakan kemanusiaan, hati nurani dan akal sehat. Tanpa memandang suku dan agama apapun. Merubah sesuatu yang buruk menjadi baik. Merubah sesuatu yang baik menjadi lebih baik.
Tidak mudah untuk menjadi seorang pemimpin. I’ve seen that even in the littlest organization.
And I do appreciate and respect a good leader. A lot.
Tidak akan mudah untuk membuat keputusan win-win solution. Pasti akan ada salah satu pihak yang selalu saja merasa sedikit lebih dirugikan.
Yah namanya saja pemikiran dari berbagai macam kepala, pasti berbeda-beda.

Ketika pemilihan legislatif berlangsung tanggal 9 April 2014, saya bahkan baru mencaritahu mengenai kandidat-kandidat nya sehari sebelumnya. Bahkan di malam hari.
Saya ingat, siang hari nya saya dan teman-teman mendiskusikan “pilih siapa nih?” Dan kami semua clueless lol
Dan ini bukan pertama kalinya saya memilih dalam pemilu loh.
Pemilihan legislatif seperti itu tidak akan pernah efektif. Hasil pemilihan legislatif hanyalah hasil dari popularitas para kandidat nya.

I even have forgotten, who was that I choose. Did s/he win?
Terus mulai mikir *lagi kesambet sih kayanya* masa iya, nanti mau clueless lagi buat pemilu presiden.
Masa iya, mau cuek terus. And always whinning about how bad this country is.
Walaupunnn sebenarnya sudah ada calon yang disebut-sebut untuk dipilih seluruh warga nya, tapi kan balik lagi yah “tak kenal maka tak sayang” lol

Tentang calon yang sudah dijagokan itu, saya sebenarnya tidak tahu banyak tentang dy. Selain menjadi gubernur dan berbagai kegiatan operasional nya yang cihuy, saya belum pernah lihat bagaimana cara dy berbicara ataupun memimpin *biasanya cuma baca artikel doank, ngga pernah nonton tipi lagi hihihi*
Tapi saya kagum sama beliau, mampu memberikan secercah harapan #eaaaa bagi warga nya dan menjadi tokoh fenomenal.

Tapi kemudian saya iseng mencaritahu tentang tokoh lainnya yang mungkinnnn bisa jadi calon juga.
Berawal dari twitter nya @pandji (dan akhirnya baru follow dy juga, entah gimana awalnya kekepoan saya) yang menjadi salah satu relawan si bapak rektor itu.
Pak Anies Baswedan.
Penasaran. Google sana. Google sini. Kepo sana. Kepo sini. Baca profile nya. Baca history nya beliau.
Hmmm….
Another great candidate.
And same as previous candidate, and even worse, I did not know anything about him before.
Reading his news and article here and there, I’m getting more curious with him. Yes people, curiosity do kill the kitten 😉

I feel being slapped with his speech, “jangan jadi orang baik yang diam” more or less like that
Darn! I know I’m a good people. But I also know how passive I am.
Mulai join jadi relawan di @turuntangan (join lewat web doank maksudnya hehehe), dapat newsletter dari mereka dan update-update berita nya.
Memang saya belum berpartisipasi apapun secara langsung (dan tidak langsung), tapi melihat si bapak satu ini, sepertinya calon kandidat sebelumnya bisa mendapatkan saingan yang cukup sepadan.
Semoga Pak Anies bisa menjadi calon untuk pemilu kali ini dan menjadi yang terbaik 🙂

Buat saya, menang atau kalah nya Pak Anies bukan masalah yang utama. Hal penting lainnya adalah partisipasi Pak Anies untuk membuat Indonesia lebih baik dengan atau tanpa kepemimpinan nya sebagai Presiden.

Bagi saya, Indonesia Mengajar dan turuntangan adalah bukan sebagai kegiatan kampanye politik. Kegiatan ini ditujukan untuk membuat Indonesia menjadi lebih baik, apapun caranya. Dengan atau tanpa kemenangan nya, kegiatan ini dapat dikenal lebih baik, mampu menggerakan masyarakat Indonesia dan menjadi kegiatan yabg lebih baik adalah salah satu bentuk kemenangan bagi pendukung Pak Anies dan Pak Anies sendiri.

All of my friends will never thought that I could write and think about this. Even myself are doubt it.
Well you know then, how good and great, Mr Anies Baswedan is. Google him, pals.
I also do not know much about him, and I still read a lot. Maybe you guys can even tell me more about him 🙂