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…

Keeping the promise anyway.

“Some people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them,” I said. “Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.”

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…

I’m still living.

“I would have to learn to live in a different way, seeing death as an imposing itinerant visitor but knowing that even if I’m dying, until I actually die, I’m still living.” Paul Kalanithi from When Breath Becomes Air

Memories in Jeju

It was a cool spring season in late April when we landed in Jeju. First time setting a foot anywhere in Korea, I did not know what I’d expect to find in Jeju. My knowledge about Korea is all about its makeup brands, tall good-looking oppas I always see in those addictive k-dramas and songs…

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…

Flawed 

“Come with all your shame, come with your swollen heart, I’ve never seen anything more beautiful than you.”

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…