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Jungfraujoch, Switzerland

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Harder Klum, Interlaken, Switzerland

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Switzerland was by far the most beautiful country I have ever seen. One of the spot to see that is from Harder Klum in a small city called Interlaken.

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The journey from Interlaken to the  Harder Kulm, Interlaken’s local mountain, takes ten minutes by cable car. The restaurant looks like a small castle, and it is located 1,322 metres above  sea level. The Harder Kulm is a starting point for mountain hikes. It also offers a beautiful view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains as well as Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Folklore evenings are held regularly on the Harder Kulm. There’s fun at the playground for children.

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Treasures for a woman’s heart

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Ladies out there… what do you treasure the most?

hmmm… if I am to answer that question few months back, the options would be…

  1. My BRAIN, though I am not a Berkeley graduate, but I am not a dumb dumb blonde girl… at the very least I know how to tab my own bill.
  2. My BEAUTY, I always say I am beautiful. Then again beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
  3. My BEHAVIOUR, I can be cool and collected even when I am about to explode. I use kind gestures, encouraging expressions, and positive words to most people around me. I know my way around people. I read Malcolm Gladwell’s books.

But right now, I tell you, I treasure something rather different. And it’s totally true what they said, where your treasure is, your heart is.

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A red haired pirate

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March 20, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Martha Tilaar Salon Day Spa

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A friendly, patient and helpful receptionist

A friendly, patient and helpful receptionist

There is something wrong with you, if you do not like spa. The idea of being massaged with fragrance oil, scrubbed with lotion, steamed, bathed are deliriously good, very good. So, I don’t want to mess this holiday season by not having one. Lucky me, I know a good place to go, Martha Tilaar Salon Day Spa.

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December 22, 2012 at 2:04 AM

May 30, 2012

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It is not a regular day. It is 5 pm and I am gazing through the window as I type this post. If it were a regular day, I would be panting and sweating at my aerobics class. It is a day of no point. Even if this day ceased to exist, it would not disturb the universe. It is a day to question.

June 1, 2012

Something went wrong when I was typing this post. Somehow I could nott upload my stunning picture, lol, bear with my narcissistic please. 😀

I decided to stick with this post for what I just had earlier. It was 12 p.m. I had a pile of work to do. Item analysis, remarks, report book, stocking up things are to name the few. But instead of doing any of them, I sat still and did nothing. I was really bewildered with myself, as if my brain stopped to work. Then I remembered this post, when I was in the same state.

I had similar experience of brain freeze when I took this photo. I went out with my friends for the entire day and night. We ate, shopped, took photos, watched movies and talked for the whole day. I didn’t know what was on my friends’ mind, but for sure nothing was on mine. 

I guessed I need a therapy. 

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June 1, 2012 at 7:25 PM

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a zest of life.

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They said there are three stages in life; when you are about to enter trial, when you just get out of trial or when you are in trial. Boy, that really made life easy. *smirk*

I don’t know in what stage of life I’m now. What I know, in whichever stage I’m in, I should just snip everything and  take a zap to live. And in one of those occasions, you can always find me nesting in my favorite hideouts.

This January, or most precisely this year, I intend to start it right. Years back have shown that life can be ugly sometimes–most of the time. And realizing that I have no single clue about what lies ahead I start this year by having a feast of soul quenching holiday.

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February 4, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Another summer day…

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July 11, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Sade Village

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Balekambang Beach at Lebaran Holiday 2010

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Indonesia is a beautiful country you know. I am not saying it because I’m Indonesian, but really it is a beautiful country. Let me ask you questions:
1. Do you want to satisfy your soul by seeing beautiful mountain range view? Breath taking sunrise and beyond?
2. Or do you prefer a white sandy beach, public or private you name it, nude or open you say it. We have ’em all here.

Balekambang beach, Malang, East Java-Indonesia

Balekambang beach, Malang, East Java-Indonesia

Oh no? you prefer exotic animals? rain forest? mangrove woods? we still can provide you with all of them. we just unfortunate by lacking of good education for the people. So people tend to be selfish and greedy, two ethics that we should have been learning since born. Lacking this two habits make the nature spoiled. Will you come and see them all before they are all gone?

Last holiday, I had the opportunity to visit one of the sandy beaches in the southern coast of Java island. The locals call it Balekambang beach. I don’t know whether it has anything similar with Bali (Bale), but it has one tiny island where there’s a small temple, Pure, on it just like what Bali has in its Tanah Lot. Actually, there are some more island, but locals say that it’s a virgin island as in wild animals and snake still roam there. We need to leave them alone then.

Relaxing at the temple

Relaxing at the temple

It was on holiday season, so the beach practically filled with people, locals and tourists, kids to elders. They were all roaming together to play with the nature, something that they cannot see during normal days. The waves were splendid but kinda big for swimming. Life guards patrol every now and then making sure lil’ kids didn’t go too far to the sea. It is the southern sea of Hindi Ocean off to Australian coast, that’s what make the waves big and a bit dangerous for swimming.

It has a potential tourism attraction, i must say. Banana boat, jet ski or any other water sports will be happily accepted here, but I guess no investors are willing to put their money here since the government still neglecting the area. Locals sell cheap souvenirs and snacks. You can bargain here and get “kampoeng” food. Please don’t mind the grammar 🙂 I must be honest, due to no adequate trash can, the beach will soon be dirty by litter. you should come early in the morning where the water, air and sand are still fresh and clean. you will fall in love with this beach in an instant.

LOVE myself!! :)

LOVE myself!! 🙂

I took the liberty to be kid and play with the sand as well. It was excellent. We can make sand castle or bury ourselves in a warm sand. Relaxing seeing the magnificent view of an offshore sea. Here and there we can here children laughing around and even grown ups chuckling with their peers around the sea shore. We can see people lifting up their burden with the nature.

I won’t hesitate to visit the beach again. Umm..but, on second thought. There are still millions of beaches here. Island and beaches, corals and so many things to do with the shallow water around island in Indonesia. And just maybe next time I’ll better visit a different beach so I tell you a different story about it.

Enjoy!

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September 21, 2010 at 2:17 PM

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