Cerita dibelakang rumah – Musim Semi

Walaupun saya kebanyakan waktu tidak suka dengan cuaca di Inggris, tapi ada waktu-waktu di setiap musim yang saya sangat hargai dan merasa senang karena saya hidup karena bisa menikmati hal-hal sederhana yang indah… Continue reading

Made in Indonesia – 2016

I have a confession. I lied in this post. To say that I only buy postcards when I travelled. That is not entirely true. I only buy postcards if I travel in European… Continue reading

Small Monkeys and Batu Putih – Fin

…We got out of the bushes where the monkeys were, and drove a long the bigger red-earth road for about 10 minutes, even deeper to the forest. When suddenly I can see the… Continue reading

Small Monkeys and Batu Putih 1

After our 3-hour drive from Manado, the driver, who at the beginning said he knows the way but then several times made the wrong turns, reversing and going back on ourselves, finally made… Continue reading

Wildlife in Your Back Garden – Resort in North Sulawesi

After being in the cities a lot in Indonesia, it was quite a shock to the system to find the happy chirps of bird song at the Resort I stayed near Manado. When… Continue reading

Postcards on the Wall

Where ever I go to visit, I am most likely buy a postcard or two, to either send to people or just take home, instead of other souvenirs. It is also not unlikely  I… Continue reading

In Search of Ikat Bentenan

Bentenan Woven cloth are once an art that had died in North Sulawesi, where the last ‘original’ weaved fabrics can only be found in museums in The Netherlands such as the Troppen Museum.… Continue reading

Travelling through the tip of North Sulawesi

The big contrast of Sulawesi and Java is the lush and heavy greenery. On this visit ( worth mentioning this is not my first time here) I went to Manado, Tangkoko Nature Reserve,… Continue reading

Menu – The Illusive

Here’s how it goes, now, in most of the restaurants I have been in Indonesia: I scan the menu, the plethora of yummy sounding food, then I choose an item. The waitress comes… Continue reading

Freud – Graphic Novel

Did I ever tell you that my knowledge comes from reading graphic novels/comic books? Well this one certainly told me a lot about Freud, not in a children-knowledge kind of way, but in… Continue reading

The Blue Sky of the UK

London and the rest of UK in general is pretty infamous for it’s grey and miserable sky. Don’t get me wrong, as someone that is built and comes from an equatorial country, I… Continue reading

Binatang Press! Risographic Publisher Indonesia

Illustration, design and printing has always been an art that goes hand-in-hand for me. One of the first things I do when I went in the creative design industry is to visit a… Continue reading

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

As the writer and illustrator, Isabel Greenberg, said on the book ‘This book is nor a real encyclopedia’. Isabel, instead, wrote her version of mythology, how the earth was created, with the usual… Continue reading

White Walls and Bright Coloured Decor

The other day, I finally take the plunge, and painted one of my wall yellow. Everywhere in the house the walls have been white so far, I made that concious decision because:

Taste the Infographic Book of Food

Most food related book are beautiful, with mouth-watering images of scrumptious food. Even the vegetarian cook books has photos of artistically displayed food, but when I cook it looks like a total mess… Continue reading

Humor dan Komedi di Inggris

Dulu kakak saya sempat menyamakan saya dengan karakter Daria . Katanya, inti kesamaan saya dengan karakter-karakter ini adalah perkataan saya yang penuh dengan ‘celaan menyayat dan sarkastik’, dan bahkan terkadang untuk ukuran Indonesia… Continue reading

Mango and Bambang – an illustrated book on a Tapir

Generally a striking black and white animals are well known, I mean look at Panda, zebra, badgers and skunk. Who doesn’t know them, there are plenty characters on children’s book that involves these… Continue reading

Starts 2016

This is not a resolution, because resolutions always fails me. But I will try to….this is going to be good, prepare yourself… I am going to …

At the end (of 2015)

What have I actually done this year? Nothing much it seems. I got a writer’s block just before writing this sentence, that I had to take a break to download some book to… Continue reading

9 German & 1 French Christmas Markets

Yes, you read that right. I went Christmas Market crazy.To be fair I didn’t go to 9 German towns, but in Berlin I visited 9 out of the available 11 going, then me… Continue reading