Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Reminiscence from 2014 : Enchanting Scenery from Belitong Indonesia Part I

Welcomed by this pretty scenery at Tanjung Kelayang Beach


Turquoise beaches, the warmth of the sun and sand’s color, the smile of local residences and the blue skies, all blended with the beauty, offered picturesque landscape scenery which was successfully made me speechless with outstanding admiration.

I went to Belitong for Christmas holiday, Belitung or in English you could say Biliton is an Island on the east coast Sumatera, Indonesia. This island has known for its tin, coffee and pepper. Belitung was in the possession of the British from 1812 until the British ceded control of the island to the Dutch in the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824. Its main town is Tanjung Pandan* (The west of Belitung). It’s also started to become popular in Indonesia (even the world) since one of Indonesian- great movie “Laskar Pelangi” or “The Rainbow Troops” firstly released in local cinemas in 2008. The movie adapted from a novel “Laskar Pelangi” by the author Andrea Hirata, a true story about a group of children living in rural area (which is here in Belitung) who live with limitations especially in education and finally reach their dreams. Since the movie first playing, people start to come to Belitung because of it’s magnificent beaches seen in the movie, which has been turned local tourism.

I went there with friends, without good preparation (because the busy of year end job :D). It’s hard to finally get a car rent, hotel to stay and somebody who could take us for hopping the islands, but thank God we made it well. We started from Tanjung Kelayang Beach for hopping island and hop to Lengkuas Island on the first day, all the way to get there, we’re all welcomed by enchanting sceneries. The turquoise ocean and beautiful stones combined solidly, it looks like heaven here, seriously... It needs about 30 - 45 minutes to get to Lengkuas Island.



L.I Enhoven Lighthouse at Lengkuas Island


What you we could see in Lengkuas is an old-lighthouse named L.I Ethoven Lighthouse-which firstly built in 1882 during the Dutch colonial era. The tower has 50 m high with 18 levels, is it possible to get the top level of the lighthouse? Yes, we could get inside by paying IDR 5,000/person. Make sure you have take off your shoes and clean your feet before get in. It’s not that easy to reach the top of the lighthouse, because it’s exhausting to pass 18 stages! But it’s all paid off with the idyllic view from the top! It’s heartbreaking, I mean it…

In Lengkuas Island, you also could see the small museum showing the history of the Colonial era in Belitung and turtle sanctuary, you could swim at the beach or you can just sit with rented mats/pads from local residences. Go for about 400m far from the beach, go down for snorkeling! Aha! This one is my fav, I want to see how about the underwater, and oke it’s beautiful too.






Selfie above the top of The Lighthouse










The sceneries from above


From Lengkuas Island, we started to hop-hop to other islands, like Big Pig Island (Pulau Babi Besar)-where there is a restaurant with music and beers, they even have Baileys and any other liquors which is good ;). Off course the meals is not cheap, you could bring the meals bought at Tanjung Kelayang before you sail away and enjoy it here for saving purpose, it’s more cheap. To have your seat, you just have to pay about IDR 10,000/per person- you can have free coffee and tea.

We continue to hop to Little Pig Island (Pulau Babi Kecil) – which looks like Spongebob Island, the island is quite small with just inhabitant by Coconut Trees and small plants covered by the stones. But the beach is…ah! Lovely turquoise scenery…we swam for many hours here and playing with Patrick, I mean the starfish which found a lot at the beach.





The Spongebob Island :D


Content to play in Little Pig Island, we get back to Tanjung Kelayang by passing The Rock Sailing Island (Pulau Batu Berlayar) which is the stones looks like the sail blown by the wind.

Return back to Tanjung Kelayang, where we parked our car, you could sit at the beach or local stall enjoying the afternoon breeze with coconut for your meals. This was a good moment we had, when we talked with local, inadvertently we met somebody told us about Belitung, his name is Agus Pahlevi. Agus is so kind and gave us so much briefs, mentioned many spots we should visit. Later we knew that he is one of important person in Belitung, a tour leader, a well-known tourism practitioner who has been growing the tourism in Belitung. We’re so lucky by meeting him.



I couldn’t stop gasped seeing how pretty the beaches and the warmth of local residences told us not only about the general things of each place but they also passionate to bring us to the old era of Belitung. This moment made our day! 







To pretty to be ignored, Sunset from the beach!

To be continued 


Fly with Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, Sriwijaya or Lion Air from Jakarta or Medan to Tanjung Pandan, Belitung
Car Rent : IDR 250,000/day Toyota Avanza, driver, parking and fuel not included
Budget Hotel : IDR 200,000 - 400,000/night
Boat to Lengkuas Island : IDR 500,000/trip/day/boat


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

....I find my self intrigue



Reading Fifty actually has been changed my mind
About falling in love (too drama, huh?!)

Well, I find him...
Somebody put me into intrigue, drag me to into curiosity
those kind of stuff

Tell me, how to cross the street to meet and talk to you
Because we've been separated by the borders


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

...My Fifty Shades of Story...



Kind of nerd, I’ve been spent most of my whole day by reading book and working currently…
Fifty Shades Trilogy has attract me so much, especially about the way Christian Grey treat his love, Anastasia Steele and how he took control the whole life to make it stand still ;p (an exaggerated comment, right?!)

And the story is…this’s funny how that book affects me so much to move forward and left all those fuckin memories behind. Once upon a time, I have received a text came from him…wants to meet me before his wedding ceremony which will be held in a 2 months. How ashamed while he said it’s too costly to meet me…and actually that statement has dragged him down (in front of me). I’am not comparing him with Grey..yes, because it’s stupid comparing human with fiction figure. Well but, by reading that book, I’ve learned how a man suppose to treat a woman…furthermore..about manhandle-thingy…

But, after all this time, I feel he’s not worth…
I remember how I fly to Jakarta from Bali, just to meet him, met him for 2-3 hours…he talked about how high the cost to come to Jakarta, it’s such a coward…ah allright, that’s fine…time to move forward

Again about Fifty Shades Trilogy…am now reading toward finish of second book – Fifty Shades Darker.
Christian Grey, reminds me about the men in the past…how he control the situation and very overprotected to me. Sometimes I missed the way he treats me about…
~All of sudden, in a night…he suddenly stand in front of my dorm-gate, waiting me to open it, coming from Bali to Surabaya…hahaha, give me a lot of surprise and made me up and downs…
~Beatrice and Virgil which is expensive but he finally bought it to me as my birthday present
~The way he really protects me…
No matter how bad he is, I have appreciated everything good he did to me…

Wishing of meeting kind of Grey in the future??
Who doesn’t want to meet that kind of guy?? Hahaha *insane*

I wish I’ll meet somebody good somehow…my vanilla conquest!


*Continue reading Fifty Shades

Monday, August 18, 2014

...talking to grandmom

It’s the first time I cried to my grandmother, yesterday…expressed how hurt it is.

Well, I have never been crying like that, am too shy to cry for help, even to my grandma-the only one Mom I have after mother’s gone years ago. I’ve been write his name down in a piece of paper, hoping for grandmom to acknowledge and research…

It feels so hard, yet I don’t have any idea, what effort I need to do to get some help.
Here we were, she said there’s nothing I can do. Parent’s blessings are very crucial and lead the future life. Then I cry harder, like there were needles piercing this heart

At least I’ve tried. I withdraw the paper with his name and went back to Jakarta, still with cry…throw back the paper somewhere, in public toilet.


Jeez, I’ve never been this hurt…

I've been thought with logic, strive so hard to consider this's the best I got.
But, heart speaks louder than mind...

Friday, August 15, 2014

...be where you are

As stated in today’s theme…”Be where you are”

It’s sometime hard to apply these words.

Nisa Mitchel said in her song Neopolitan Dreams - “you’re not 100% not the room”. Have you been there, in those kind of situation?”. Me? It is often happened. I thought it’s been towards 2 years, since I thought I lost my happiness.

I have been moving over 2 locations, first moving to Bekasi and now I’ve been in a new job, in central mother city. But it feels like I’ve never been here, my mind. So where am I? It feels like I’ve never belong to this place, these locations…I sheltered once but those pretty live has been gone (towards forever).

Yet, I have never been found any rather place to go or belong. Towards 2 years and now, all those expectation, umm..no not expectation-because I have no courage to hope anymore…all those things in my mind-will be gone forever.

I’ve been travelling to many places in this current years, seeing new people-seeing new places and been tried to discover my self among those kind differences, lost in diversity. Ya that was fun…and giving me much experiences couldn't be valued by money. But when I get back to where I supposed to be, home…work place…people…I feels like I were not even be there where I set my feet.

How insane, where we went anywhere and feeling happy but when getting back home, It’s like I feel not went home-not return to the place where I belong…And this feeling continues for many times. It’s like holiday doesn't works and you are start craving for a…MIND ESCAPE!

So, where to go?

Where should I belong?

Perhaps I should try to explore Nepal...have some meditation class, be in the place where ...what? what people said the location of the end of the world- where it is the most remote inhabited island.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

...when I'am with you, there's no place I'd rather be...


kind of super love this song!!
#mykindofsong


..CSR again and again

When I applied a position in this new company (where I working at, now), Media Relations is vacant position opened and I thought I could be like crossing the line into other specific field to be a “communication or media person”. But, all experiences written in my resume are about CSR and Community Relations, so a month after my application submitted, they called me to be interviewed for CSR specialist position.

Well, actually…(perhaps if you see my previous post) I have been posted another page about how I now in the place where I’ve been expected about 7 years ago, about being a CSR specialist. Moving here is like simplify my job. Before, in the previous company, I’ve been like handle everything, from Government Relations, Media Relations, and Community Relations, and Issues…hmm..and Bandung-the location where I’ve been handled was quite complicated with all the community drama and community thingy.

Here, in the new position as a CSR Senior…it’s only CSR I need to watch, without media screening every single morning, without disturbed by Pak Rw, Pak Rt or any kind of sucks NGO’s…it’s only CSR, strategic and execution plus partner monitoring. Interesting and focus!

Probation months has left, I’m now permanent employee here. Months handling CSR, I end up bored. Because CSR is kind of a long term program, like plant trees-the result will come in a few years ahead, which is a field with slow-progressed rhyme. I’ve been thought, CSR will be my passion, but I’ve been thinking many times in these recent months, will I stay in this position longer. Because, I realize now I’d rather choose a very dynamic situation where everything move faster and changed so often.

I start to interested in Media Relations and Public Relational Campaign, or Digital Marketing Communication. It seems quite more dynamic!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

...Krakatau Trip


Not as fun as when we went to Pahawang Island, Lampung, but Krakatau offers great landscape scenery amazed me. We spent a lot more time inside the boat, moving from one beach to another one, it took 2 hours to get to our snorkeling spot at Sebuku Island and 2 hours more to get to Sebesi Island-where we stayed in a quite simply homestay, another 2 hours to get to Mount Krakatau and 2 hours get back to homestay, and 2 hours (again) to get back to Canti-Harbour at Lampung, fyuh!

Spotted in only 3 snorkeling location that we have been explored, but it was only one which has underwater picturesque. Most corals are broken, the beach is a bit dirty and a lot of rubbish strewn covered the surface.
Thank God, the landscape view is good. We claimbed a hills-near Krakatau Mount which took about 1 hour, did selfie anywhere and went down for breakfast before return back to snorkeling around. 

underwater of one spotted beach 

the snorkeling team



 the view from hills


 idyllic lights and scenery below the hills




see you on our next trip


Wednesday, August 06, 2014

...speechless

Speechless means speechless...
I say speechless when there's quite a mess happenedre

Hard to sleep, I just get 2 hours sleeping lastnight
It was one of the restless night I've ever felt
Moment where I really need to discover myself between this mess

This morning, I leave my blanket undone 
for the first time in this recent years
Too tired to wake up, and still restless...

Realizing there will be nothing could possibly changed
and those painful will stay for a quite long time

long...long..time... 

...snorkeling club


New employee, as I said before, we don't have any leave in our first year
I though I will die realizing I don't have time for travelling, at all for over a year ahead

But, this snorkeling club office helps!

I leave snorkeling since I have been moved to Bandung 2 years ago, yes..beach-I mean pretty shore with enchanting sands is quite faraway from my hometown.

Last time snorkeling was in Amed in 2012, located in north-east Bali, Amed which close to Tulamben-an incredible paradise for divers offers a good enough underwater-sceneries and quite water. Unfortunately, it was raining season when I went to Amed, so the beach is somewhat turbid near "The Ship-wreck" location.

This snorkeling club established as a platform for the employee for stress relief-program. Such a good extracurricular for busy-Korean-company :p

My first trip was great, we went to Pahawang Island in South-Lampung. I remembered the best spot is Lok Beach (picture above), a magnificent beach white sands, blue water and warmth-weather. Lok beach located in an individual island offers picturesque sceneries...we found an-old-couple stayed there, they said the island belongs to somebody who employed them to stay there.

The other one is Tegal beach, where it has very clear water and idyllic underwater view (with quite a lot jelly fish population as well -__- ).

The most important, I've got a lot of new-buddies with similar hobby, they are fun and friendly. We plan trip in monthly basis. Our next trip is to Krakatau- islands between Lampung and Java. Krakatau is an-active volcano located in Sunda Strait.

See you soon in next trip post :)








...Just another doodling post from Eid holiday 2014






Don't take it too serious, it's just a doodling between boredom at my private studio




Windsor, a small bottle of Indian Ink I used for doodling, it's quite nice and thick

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

...less than a year, and thousand things happened !


I return back to Jakarta, and it was 6 months since I move from one place to another one
Been 2 years in Bandung, and had got more and more experiences, my previous company policy brought me back to Cibitung.

what?!?!?!
Cibitung...
Yap! and It was one of the hardest moment, when I have to get to office by I-don't-know buses or public transport and seeing so many chaos along the road. But, actually there was still fun-side right there...I've tried to enjoy like Malayu-Music to Dangdut surrounded during my trip to office every-morning

The condition is a bit chaos, so many unresolved issues. The worst is, my head - my heart were never been there.
So Cibitung was the end point. I'm quit...

Another worse is...I was accepting in other company- which is good for my career...but it's located in Central Jakarta where you 1000 percent possibly find traffic everytime...which is hell!
This holly-molly-shitty moment was stressed me out, made me dreamed about return back to Bali. But those condition, new condition, make me stronger!
Ya, at least I would never see or noised by Rw 3 (again) LOL!

As a new employee-we're not allowed to take leave in our first year. Second thing stressed me out, Lol...It supposed to be Thai or Vietnam this year, and following a special cultural festival in Nusa Tenggara. But, yah..thank God I still could made to Kuala Lumpur and Bali during 2-weeks-jobless moment.
Anyway, we're travelling more often here in new company, so no worries...I though I wouldn't be that boring :)

Since my job here is not as busy as when I was in previous company (like babu), I have much spare time and get a long-moment with friends, easier access to many good places and local cuisine, life is good ;p

For anything I've been done in this current year, I should be happy (minus you) and believe there will be a better thing day by day...Include, should be happy by not entering Master Degree Program which I have applied last year...fyuh!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

....am back!

Seriously...
There's no update for a year....

Ok.
So many things has been changed
Let I return and share so many things in my mind again

I need days to recover my blogs, riddiculous...I've been forgetting my password and wrong account signed

*sigh
But anyway,Am back...
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