• Travel

    Beach, Babe & BaraCoco Bungalows

    Following the previous post about digital detox trip, this week I want to recommend a beautiful beach bungalow in Tanjung Bira, South Sulawesi, Indonesia: BaraCoco Bungalows. That’s right! South Sulawesi is more than just witnessing the ‘walking dead’ ceremony, hanging coffin and historical burial sites in Toraja. If you plan to go to Toraja (August is the best month), why not end your trip with a nice stay at a beautiful beach bungalow? BaraCoco Bungalows is located right at Tanjung Bira (Bira Beach), giving you direct access to the beach whenever you want. Each bungalow has its own balcony, a queen-sized bed and a private bathroom, ensuring you have a…

  • Travel

    Digital Detox Trip: City Edition

    I wrote about Digital Detox Trip: Nature Edition before, now let’s talk about how we can truly act on it when travelling in the city! How attached are you with your smartphone when you’re travelling? Are you always on your phone, busy updating your social media or chatting with your friends and family? If yes, don’t you feel like you’re missing the point of travelling because you’re not present while travelling? I get it. WiFi is very important because you can easily obtain direction, suggestion, etc within a click. For me, I prefer to keep my phone in the bag unless I find a free WiFi during my meal/tea time…

  • Health & Beauty,  Life

    Eat Fresh, Eat Well: Ryoshi Izakaya Signature

    This isn’t a paid post for Ryoshi Izakaya Signature. Rule of thumb when it comes to socializing is to appreciate the ones who are kind to you. Perhaps someone asks you out for a date, friends send you home although their house isn’t in the same direction with yours, or you’re invited for dinner. The appreciation doesn’t have to be ‘tit-for-tat’. It’s as simple as bringing them their favorite snack from your home country when you balik kampong and paying for the parking ticket. Or, you can also write a blog post about it, as I do 🙂 Last weekend, I was invited by a friend to his newly-opened Japanese…

  • Life

    You are a Gift – What I Learnt from the Alpha Weekend

    Let’s talk about Gift and Alpha Weekend. What kind of people that you consider are gifted? Sure, in general, people who are gifted are the ones with very high IQ, capable of talking in multiple languages, great singers, great leaders, great dancers, etc, etc. In short, they’re super talented and successful. Until I learned another meaning of Gift during my Alpha weekend in Melaka. Alpha is a short, interactive session where people can explore the basic of Christian faith. It’s not only open to Christians but to everyone. You can be a non-Christian or even a free-thinker to join the session. Ask anything you want and express your opinion freely…

  • Travel

    La Vie en Rose

    I know it’s two days late, but if you’re a mother or expecting and reading this blog post… Happy Mother’s Day! This morning, the church gave away flowers to the women and I got a petite, pink flower that smelled so sweet. La vie en rose! Suddenly, I got an idea to share with all of you beautiful places to see flowers. You don’t have to go to Europe, really! Plus, your photo will be Instagram worthy 😉 Before you continue reading, you can click the ‘play’ button to enjoy my current favourite song, “La Vie en Rose”. Ahh… France, wait for me xxx Bai Orchid and Butterfly Farm –…

  • Money,  Travel

    Is Your Travel Worth Bigger than Your Net Worth?

    I always like reading, but recently I have a new hobby whenever I’m in the bookstore. Previously, I only roaming around the magazine area. Now, I’m spending more time in the “self-help” area, especially financial books that . One of the brilliant books that I found is “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” by T. Harv Eker. The book reveals the differences in how the middle income and millionaire think. As an employee who comes from a humble family, a section struck me: Rich people focus on their net worth. Poor people focus on their working income. “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” – T. Harv Eker To sum it up, how…

  • Travel

    Your Food Survival Guide When Traveling in Cuba

    Travelers, has this ever cross your mind? As long as I can travel to my dream destination, I don’t care if I like the food. Before I went to Havana Cuba, I did some research and uncle Google said the food in Cuba was a challenge to most travelers. As someone who’s not a picky eater, I was very confident that I could survive that 15-day Cuba trip. Generally, the food in Cuba tastes bland. If you’re lucky, you’ll end up in a cafe or restaurant with food that tastes as good as it looks. On my 5th day, I started to hope that I would be luckier. On the…

  • Health & Beauty,  Life,  Money,  Travel

    To All Travelers Who Starve Themselves, This is for You

    As much as I wanted to write about Cuban food, somehow the idea of sharing my opinion about the relationship between some travelers and food appeared. In short, they starve themselves in order to travel. There’s some news about travelers who set an extremely low budget for food so they can travel. One girl walks to the office and eats only vegetable. If she feels like spending more, she’ll have canned fish. Her goal? To have luxury holidays! Of course, not all travelers go to that extreme. As someone who has done it, I, too, chose to be hungry so I could save more money to fund my travel. For…