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!

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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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.

What A Beautiful World

I do love traveling and take a photograph. We would know The God is The Greatest by traveling around. We will be a witness that the world is so beautiful. THANK GOD for giving me the opportunity for every traveling that I made. I am so grateful :).

South Korea, 2012

I did not have enough preparation for this trip. Last year, I only planed to go to Komodo Island, but then by coincidence, I follow one of traveler writer who is Claudia Kaunang. At that time, she opened registration for South Korea Trip, so I registered my self and not expect too much because I know there were so many people register to join her trip. So, after I had a fix plan to travel to Komodo Island, then I received the email from CK. I was so excited, so I decided to go although I only had a minimun budget. My consideration was this trip would be my first trip going with the group and I could meet a lot of new people and the travel’s cost not so expensive :).

Han River

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Somewhere in Seoul

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Haemul Jjim dak

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Namsan Korean Traditional Village

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Seoul from N-Seoul Towerkorsel
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Nami Islandnami island2
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Seoulseoul
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King Sejong Statue
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Salam Restaurantsalam resto
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SNSD at Hallyu GallerySNSD beauty town skin
Wonder Girls at Hallyu Gallerywonder girl
Full House Drama Seriesfull house
Lunch at Beauty Town Skin Anniversarybibimbap
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Provence Mini Villagepoverge
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Ewha Woman Universityewha
Teokboki  at Ewha Marketteokboko
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Bulgogibulgogi
Garden of Morning Calmgomc2
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Labuan Bajo, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia, 2012

I and my friend decided to visit Komodo Island since 2011. Yes, as Indonesian people, we are very proud because of The Last Dragon only could live in Indonesia. So, we decided to see what was The Komodo look like. At this moment we only have a chance to visit Labuan Bajo and went with the boat to several island around Komodo Island. There was no direct flight from Jakarta to Labuan Bajo, we had transit in Bali and took smaller flight, we usually called it as “pesawat capung” from Denpasar, Bali to Labuan Bajo.

From Bali – Labuan Bajo

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Sunset at Pede Beach

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On the way to the Islands

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Komodo at Rinca Island

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At the top of Rinca Island

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The Beautiful Island

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Pink Beach

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The Corals

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The Sunset around Kalong Island

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The Sunrise around Kalong Island

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Komodo Island

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Komodo at Komodo Island

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At pink beach

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The Pirate

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Our Boat

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Bidadari Island

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Labuan Bajo Port

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Sunset at Pede Beach

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Nice view at Golo Hill Top

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The Top of The Mountain

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Bali, Indonesia

Bali. I will understand if some people said that Bali is the best destination for the vacation. Yes, there are many beautiful places, and every year there are many new resorts, clubs open. Honestly, sometimes it was not good for the islands itself, in my opinion it was kind of exploitation. In 2009, I went to Bali for vacation, I still could enjoy the sunset at Kuta Beach by sitting at one of the cafetaria in one of the biggest mall at Kuta. In 2011, when I went to Bali for work, I mostly spent my time at Nusa Dua Resort Area, so at the last day when I still had a plenty of time before my flight depart, I decided to visit Kuta, then I shocked. There many people there, and the beach looked very dirty. I hope the government always maintain and has the best strategy to keep the originality of the island, the development itself could bring harm for the island if we only think about the money and the quantity.

Sunset at Kuta Beach, 2009

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Beautiful View from The Balcony at Laguna Beach Resort and Spa

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Lotus Garden at Grand Hyatt Hotel

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Nusa Dua Beach Hotel

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Grand Hyatt Hotel

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The Beach at Nusa Dua Beach

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Sunset at Jimbaran Beach

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Sunset at Kuta Beach

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Malang, East Java, Indonesia, 2010

Malang is the city where my grandparents live. Every year in Lebaran Day I and my family always went to Malang. When I was a child,  I always spent 1 month  at my grandparents’s house  to spend my school holiday. But when I grew up, the longest day I could take is around 5 days. So, in 2010 when I did not have something to do in Jakarta, I decided to go to visit my grandparents and stay for 1 month. At that time, my grand father still alive but he was very old and sick. I remembered how I try to talk to him at that time, and sometimes I assisted Bi Sumi in taking care my grandparents. When all the families already went back from Malang, I had a plan to go the place that I never visited before, and chose the place that could be reached by the public transportation, because I would go by my self.
Tugu Malang

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Lotus Garden

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Gereja Katolik Paroki Hati Ruhul Kudus

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The Famous Toko Oen

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GPIB Immanuel

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Masjid Jami’

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The Houses

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The Badut Temple

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The Singosari Temple

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Sumberawan Temple

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Batu

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Balekambang Beach

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Padang and Sikuai Island, West Sumatera Indonesia, 2009

I and my friends went to Padang in 2009. My plan was to go to Sikuai Island. But, we have no choice to visit Padang before we went to Sikuai Island. I never have a plan to go to Padang before, but knowing that Minangkabau area weather is so cool gave me another experience. So, we spent 3 nights at 3 different hotels. To visit the sikuai island, it would take only around 40 – 50 minutes by boat from the dock at A & W at Padang.

The View from Kelokan 33, Minangkabau

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Jam Gadang

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Grand Sianok

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Harau Valley
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Sikuai Island

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Let’s Go to The Top of The Island!!

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From Above

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At The Top of Sikuai Island

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Earthquake and Tsunami Detector

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