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    Life,  Money,  Travel

    How Sharing While Travelling Makes You Happier

    I’ve lost count of how many times the church sermons inspired me to write a new blog post. Today, they talked about being grateful and the joy of sharing – which I can truly relate as an avid traveller. By the way, my dad thinks it’s weird that I go to two churches every Sunday (Catholic mass in the morning then Anglican mass in the afternoon). I’m not a super religious person but it sparks joy because each has a different ritual style. You get to sing different kind of songs as well! Ok, back to the topic. When I was a kid and lived in Indonesia, my family had…

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    Travel

    The Crab Migration in Trinidad, Cuba

    Being a wanderlust is a blessing, but not when you really need to travel yet have no resources. After what happened last week, I just want to travel to somewhere far, far away… Alas, I’m a wanderlust with minimal resources. I can’t because I had paid the deposit for my 2020 Europe trip. As an Indonesian passport-holder, I need to show the embassy that I have enough resources so they’ll grant me the Schengen visa. Therefore, I can’t simply go for a last-minute trip and jeopardizing what I’ve planned in the first place. The Cuban Crab Migration, from TV to Reality I can’t remember exactly when I saw the crab…

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    Fashion

    Summer Shoes Trend 2019: Square-toed

    In case you forget because of hectic summer, we’re still breathing in the month of August. Which means, it’s STILL summer and we all should embrace the playful season like walking on square-toed shoes! On top of that, if you missed some fashion updates or haven’t filled your wardrobe with the latest trend, here’s a summer trend 2019 that guarantee won’t make you regret spending some cash or swiping your credit card. Some of My Favourite Square-toed Shoes Here are some of my favourite square-toed shoes: Kohai Ok, these shoes aren’t exactly square-toed but it’s my first ever. When I was in Jakarta, my sister went to Wakai store and…

  • Travel

    Summer in Sorrento

    As someone who dreams of traveling to as many countries as possible yet has a limited budget, usually, I only visit a country once. However, there’s a country that I won’t mind to re-visit again and again. And that country is… Italy! xxx During the summer holiday in June 2017, I went for a 12-day Italy trip and dropped by at Sorrento for a few days. It was a very memorable trip – excellent food, classy architecture, lively people, beautiful scenery… Summer in Italy could be really hot but trust me, once you visit their gorgeous beaches and coastal towns, it’s totally worth it to travel to Italy in summer!…

  • 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…

  • Travel

    I Flew Almost 24h to Cuba Only to Find It’s Quite Similar to Asia – Updated

    When it comes to Latin American country like Cuba, what pops on your mind? Exotic culture, sensual music, sexy people… “Despacito” and “Havana”, perhaps? Been to Cuba in April 2018, I agree with that. However, there are things that many people, especially Asian, will find it shocking when they travel to Cuba. That’s mainly because we don’t realise that Latin American countries are underdeveloped. After sitting on the plane for almost 24 hours and feeling my a$$ flatten like chapati, quite a number of things made my jaws dropped during my 15-day tour. I was like, ‘I traveled from far far away to find this??’. Although surprising, I enjoyed the…

  • Travel

    9 Fun Facts About Sri Lanka That You Should Know

    In the previous post about me feeling regret visiting Sri Lanka, I haven’t shared with you some fun facts about the country. If you have no idea about Sri Lanka, here are 9 fun facts that you should know: Bring USD If you can’t find money changers that sell Sri Lankan Rupee in your country, get USD. Remember, bring USD – NOT Pound sterling or Euro because they’ll charge travelers for commission rate. In general, the country accepts USD and Sri Lankan Rupee as payment.  Therefore, even if you don’t have time to change your money into Sri Lankan Rupee, you can still pay with USD in most places. Sri…

  • Life

    I Find My Soul Therapy Through Patterns. What’s Yours?

    Ok, so this blog post may not be directly discussing money or travel. I’m just thinking that soul therapy through patterns may help you save some bucks in case you think that a shopping spree or splurging will give you emotional and spiritual healing. There will be times when you feel anxious, moody, can’t sleep or feel lost. Maybe you’re still healing from past experience, trying to move on, etc… If you’re a religious person, praying will do a lot of wonders. Aside from praying, other activities like dancing, playing a musical instrument or colouring also help. One of the things that put my soul in peace is when I…