Running Amok & Man Tiger – Reflection on two books.

Did you know the phrase ‘Running Amok’ meaning a person is out of control, usually in a specific space or environment, creating chaos, came from the word Amuk or Mengamuk in Indonesian/Malay? I… Continue reading

Summer Greeting, Song & Roscoff, France

The sun is finally shinning again here. I want to say to you all my blog friends, Have a wonderful summer! To those new follower, Thank you so much for following me and… Continue reading

A Brief Encounter with Belgrade

I was supposed to have a full two days in Belgrade, but when the 30 minutes waiting time + 2 hours flight turns into 3 hours waiting + 2 hours flight, we had… Continue reading

Belfast, Northern Ireland

This is throwback, hence the gloomy weather and the dark photos that makes it seem that there is an impending doom. I realised I have been slacked, if you want to know, I… Continue reading

Going to the Market

When I was really little, one of the things that I look forward to is to times when our over-the-road neighbour, Bude (Aunty), ask me whether I want to go to the market… Continue reading

Cold Brew & Coal Brewed Coffee

Did I mentioned that I like Coffee? Haha.. I talked about coffee: In one of my first updates – Kopi Tubruk Where did coffee come from – Weasel and Goats Coffee places in… Continue reading

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

Old World Monkeys – Small Monkeys and Batu Putih 2

… The patient ranger, who looks like he played in the sun all the time unlike the renowned north sulawesian of fair skinned type, drove the motorbike a little further and stopped in… 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