Weekly Photo Challenge: Today was a Good Day

p. bidadariIt was really a good day, it terms of any conditions, the beach, the ocean, the beautiful blue sky and the weather. Bidadari Island in Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) Indonesia, is one of the best my destination holiday. I am the person who really love the sea and the ocean. Has not have a chance to learn diving, and felt scared when did snorkeling. I was regret because I did not swim in the deeper sea when I went to NTT (because none of our ship cabin crew wants to accompany me). But I still had so much fun, and really want to go to that place anymore. So, when I went to Bunaken Island, Nourth Sulawesi, Indonesia. I have a guide who accompany me to swim into the ocean. And really have unforgettable moment. When we hold our breath for a while and dive into the ocean, then when we swimming to the surface we could see the sunlight falling into the ocean. So beautiful!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

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What does selfie mean? According to Oxford dictionary (online), definition of selfie is a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website. Unfortunately, recently I just found out that many of my friends have a misunderstanding about selfie means. They thought selfie is the photograph of oneself (without being accompanied by others) and it has taken by others. So, everytime I upload my photograph and receive a comment from someone who has a misunderstanding about selfie, I’ll try to correct their understanding and give their an explanation about selfie means. I think it is necessary for us to understand about what we say. So, please correct me if I am wrong.

Talking about selfie, I am not used to do that kind of thing. As I remember, if I try to make a selfie, the result always not satisfactory at all. But one day, when I went to some places by myself, there are only 3 options if I want to capture the moment. First, I could only take the picture of the beautiful view of that place. Second, if I want to have myself in the picture, I could ask someone to take my photo, but it is a little bit annoying I think. So the last option is selfie, I have to take my own picture by myself. So that I try to make selfie. I try so many times to get at least one good picture, but as you can see (the above photograph) the photo is still not good. Then, though (perhaps) it was a little bit annoying and embarrassing, I ask anyone I meet to take my photo :D. In my opinion, to memorize the special moment,  I would ask someone to help me in taking my picture rather than I make a selfie with bad result because the moment itself will never be repeated.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

I took these water lily flowers’ picture during my vacation in Malang City, East Java, Indonesia. Around Tugu Malang, there is beautiful lily water flower pond that makes me interested to take its picture.

We could take a lesson that beautiful lily water flower can grow in the middle of a dirty pond and moss. As a human being we could learn that no matter how bad or dirty the environment we live in, hopefully we could protect ourselves from the bad influences, and still could be a good human being.

What A Beautiful World (II)

Manado, North Sulawesi, Begining of May, 2013

At the beginning of May, I and my family went to Manado, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia to visit my older sister and her family. We also came because of my niece was having a sweet seventeen’s party. It was my second time to go there, and finally I had a chance to go to Bunaken and did the snorkeling, yeaaay. Feel very exciting! So many beautiful fishes you could see. Manado is located at the Bay of Manado and is surrounded by a mountainous area. Only in Manado I could see the coconut tree grow in the highlands. The foods are delicioso such as, bubur menado, nasi kuning and we could eat a fresh seafood in Manado.

Sunset from Hotel Sintesa Peninsula

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Manado Porridge (bubur Manado)

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Fried Banana Pisang Goreng with Sambal Roa

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Fried Rice (nasi goreng) roa.

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Lokon Mountain

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Lokon mountain from Bukit Doa

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Amphiteater at Bukit Doa

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Coconut Trees

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Tondano Lake

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Linow Lake

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Cia’s sweet seventeen

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Manado Tua

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Snorkeling at Bunaken Marine Park

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View from City Extra Restaurant

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Kepiting Saus Padang

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Udang Botol

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Ikan Rica

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Es Kacang Merah

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Nasi Kuning

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Another foods from another restaurant

Kepala Ikan Rica

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Sayur Bunga Pepaya

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Christ Blessing Statue

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Majority people in Manado are christian, so we could see many churchs even in a one closest area.

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Manado City

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Yogyakarta-Magelang, North Java, End of May, 2013

I decided to go to Magelang, the city near Yogyakarta to see Vesak’s Day celebration at Borobudur Temple. Ya, like every one else, I really would go there to see Buddhists fly the lanterns. I already know about this ceremony around 2 years ago but haven’t managed (yet) to see it directly. Unfortunately, it was a big rain during the ceremony. But I had the most memorable moment. It was the time when I saw sunrise and Borobudur Statue from Nirwana Punthuk Setumbu.

Vesak Day’s ceremony

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Mount Merbabu and mount Merapi

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Borobudur Temple from Nirwana Punthuk Setumbu

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Bird Church

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Becak Motor at Alun-alun Yogyakarta

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Fall in Love With Autumn

I live in Indonesia, which is a tropical country that only has 2 seasons. But since I was a kid I always like to see natural landscape pictures, and it was love at the first sight when I saw colorful leaves in autumn season. For me, it is so amazing, that the leaves could be in different color in the same time. And it always made my heart beat every time I saw the pictures of autumn season. In my opinion autumn season is very romantic and beautiful, the best time for you to fall in love. And it is like a beautiful girl who looks fragile but actually has a strong heart, kind of the girl who could make others easily to fall in love with her :).

So that, I was decide that my first trip to overseas should be going to the country that has 4 seasons. I managed to go to South Korea in autumn season, but unfortunately, the autumn season was just begin, so I only could see a few trees that its leaves has changed. One of my dreams is visiting to several countries in autumn season. Hope my dream could come true. Aamiin!

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I only managed to see beautiful leaves color in The Garden of Morning Calm, in the north of Seoul city, South Korea.

I am sure that you are agree with me that this below pictures is very beautiful 🙂

images taken from the internet

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“Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like
they’re falling in love with the ground.”
Andrea Gibson

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

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I took this photo when I was on vacation at Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. I always love sunrise and sunset moment, it is the time when we can see the greatness of The God. Plus at that time I have a chance to sleep on a boat in the middle of the ocean. It was a new experience that I will never forget. Since I was in the middle of the ocean, so it was easy for me to see the sunrise and sunset moment.

I took this photo at around 6 to 7 pm. At this moment, I and my friend suddenly stopped to talk, we were both silent and amazed with what we saw at that moment, it was natural painting of the earth and very beautiful. Although many of my friends say this photo is beautiful, but there was nothing like to compare by seeing it directly.


Thank God for the opportunity, so I could see  The Beauty of Your Creation.

Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through My Eyes

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Manado, Sulawesi Utara, 2013

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Around Komodo and Kalong Island, Nusa Tenggara Timur, 2012

I enjoy the beauty of the sky, love amazingly sunrise and dramatically sunset. The sunset’s picture was captured when I visited Manado, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia. The sunrise’s picture was captured when I visited Komodo Island, Labuan Bajo, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia. Yes, I always try to capture every sunrise and sunset moment when I took a vacation. For me, sunset is the sign from God that the busy day will be over, it is time for us to get a rest, time for us to contemplate. Sunrise is the sign that the new day has come, it is time for us to achieve our dream. I really love the moment because it shows that the God always protect us in every night and day. That is why we have to thankful for all the beauty of the world that God already gave for us.