One Havoc Night in Batam!

It was one of those times when we were just randomly talking about going away for a short trip, and the next thing we knew.. whoa! We were going to Batam! Okay, maybe not exactly like that. We have been talking about it for weeks but we were procrastinating until the very last day when…

Expectation vs Reality ;)

At the end of the work day on Friday, my colleagues would pose me this question, “So, what are you going to do this weekend?” In fact, that’s probably the first thing they would ask on a Monday morning as well, and I always wish I could reply them with a list of the amazing…

Bangkok Adventure!

After coming back from a 5-days-4-nights trip in Bangkok, I came up with a conclusion: Bangkok, you’re giving Jakarta a run for its money!  Even on the way from the airport to our apartment in the city centre, I couldn’t help but thinking how much the city reminded me of my own hometown. The street…

Intern Life: Part Deux

Hello guys! Welcome back to the life-as-an-intern series. In the first episode, my boss turned out to be a sexual predator, and I ordered a brainless chicken. If you miss it, read it here. Well, I had another internship right after that. In fact, I quit my previous internship early so that I could start another…

Road Trip Series: Leaving our hearts in San Diego

(If you miss what happened when I was lost in LA trying to get to Disneyland, read the story here.) This story will be the next installment of my graduation trip to the States back in 2009! Next stop: San Diego! When we were in Los Angeles, my friend whom I went with had a…

Lessons.

Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes.

Nara Circa 2016: Ham-Eating-Deer

My relationship with the animal kingdom is a complicated one. We started out as friends, but not until one of you (a dog) decide to chase me down when I was cycling as a kid, that I decided to go my separate way as you have scarred me for life. So imagine my surprise when…

Intern Life: Part Uno

Believe it or not, I am a responsible kid. (Okay, some people may disagree – then again, I once got super drunk I passed out, only after breaking some glasses, hugging random people at the bar, and slurring “I want moreeeeeeee” to the bartender. I digress.) But hey, everyone goes through THAT phase, right? Don’t tell…

Korean Beauty Brands I Absolutely Went Crazy For!

So guys, as you know, I just came back from my virgin trip to Korea a few weeks ago, and honestly, I’m already counting down to the days that I can come back there again! I absolutely love Korea! (This is something that if you were to tell the five-years-ago-me, you would have received so…

Frat party in a police car

We were young, we were carefree, we were shameless. It was another day during our university exchange program in the States. At that time we were very excited and daring (I remember partying with a group of friends at a bar outside campus a night before we even had our first class, literally on the…

Road Trip Series: Getting lost in LA circa 2009.

It was right on Christmas Day. We were excited to go to Disneyland, and we were paranoid since we’ve been hearing (although I had no idea from whom) that one wouldn’t have enough time in a day to explore the whole Disneyland, so being typical tourists, we already went out at 9 from the hotel,…