Belitong Island : The Hidden Paradise

Bangka & Belitung (BaBel) Island is one of the newest province in Indonesia. It's a part of Palembang before city expansion. The location is on east coast of Sumatera Island. It lays between Gaspar Strait and Karimata Strait. Now that these islands have their own government, they are divided into several districts / regencies (= Kabupaten, in... Continue Reading →


Celebrating Eid-al-Adha in Ho Chi Minh City

This is our first Eid-al-Adha outside Indonesia. We had celebrated it in different cities all over Indonesia though, but never abroad. So this experience is something new for us. Eid-al-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to follow Allah's (God's) command to sacrifice his son, Ishmael. Ibrahim, also known as Abraham in the... Continue Reading →

[Souvenir] Beauty Kit From Korea

I never thought that beauty mask can be used as souvenir. But now that I think about it, yeah, that's possible. Especially, if there are lot of unique variants available, like what you'll see often in Japan and Korea. I got two beauty masks above from one of my close friend who go travelling to South Korea; they're... Continue Reading →

[Souvenir] Pol-vo-ron, Shortbread from Philippines

We got these delicious snacks from my sister who came back home after finishing her student exchange program in Philippines. Polvoron is Philippine's shortbread cookies, that was derived from Spain culture. Yes, Philipines is one of Spain's colonies, together with other Latin America countries. In Spain itself Polvoron was originally introduced by Arabs when they lead a... Continue Reading →

[Souvenir] Turkish Delight a.k.a Loqum

Turkish Delight (TD) is traditional dessert from Turkiye. We got the dessert as a gift from relative who come back from that country. The variant we got is : Cifte Kavrulmus Duble Fistikli Lokum Double Roasted Pistachio Rich Turkish Delight Locals called TD as Loqum. The shape is dice-like, with glutinous texture like jelly. The taste is sweet... Continue Reading →

Photo Challenge : Shadow

Photo was taken at Doi Hong (Red Sand Dunes), Mui Ne, Vietnam on 2016. It was a sunny day; we were holding each other hand on this strange new land. *** There is an old saying : "Don't depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you... Continue Reading →

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