Scholarship Hunters: Have you done this checklist?

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This is a part of personal reminder when writing personal statement and scholarship application in general. It might be useful for you during hectic time in the scholarship application writing process :)Continue reading “Scholarship Hunters: Have you done this checklist?”

8 Tips Smart Investment untuk Pemula

Salam profit!

Apapun bentuk pekerjaan¬†anda¬†tidak salahnya untuk mencoba berbagai produk finansial dibandingkan hanya menabung. Salah satu diantaranya adalah trading atau jual-beli¬†saham apabila kita menginginkan keuntungan dalam waktu singkat. Jadi disini ada konsep yang berbeda dengan investasi¬†untuk tujuan, jangka¬†waktu, strategi yang kita gunakan.Continue reading “8 Tips Smart Investment untuk Pemula”

Bogor: Mountain Biking in Gunung Mas

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My new biking friends, Asian Sister Gangsters where American Chinese and Taiwanese collide with Chinese Indonesian (me not in the picture)

Places around Bogor

Adrenaline junkie, come to Bogor!
Where you go adventurous just in your backyard!

This city itself has been known famous among conservationist, biologist and people working in forestry and agriculture sectors because many international or national organisation and institution in Bogor.

Bogor Botanical Garden and Bogor Palace might be the ultimate reason why people will go to Bogor. Second, it would be hiking Mount Gede Pangrango in Cisarua. Third, visiting Cibodas Botanical Garden at the slope of Mount Gede Pangrago, which worldwide famous with its lichens collection. However, there is other option than that if you want to go wandering around Bogor. Combining bicycling and culinary experience might be your next option.

Sounds like great combination, right? Besides what is the best thing to switch off from normal routine? For me it should be doing something new! That is why mountain biking in Gunung Mas, Puncak would be one of my new micro-adventure this year.

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A Month Without Smartphone

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Life with ups and down.
Life with good and bad.
All in one package

After no MacBook Air (someone stole it last August!) and then accidentally broke my smartphone, for very few days I was a bit lost without them. However, it was not for long. Instead worry and unable to work, I tend to see it as life experiment.

This is a post of “A month without smartphone”, which not a trial but an experience (OK I have spare laptop from office which is nice, an Asus Zenbook UX303LA). After all, I see this month as new opportunity toContinue reading “A Month Without Smartphone”

[Review] Vila La Lita, Gunung Bunder – Bogor

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Pada saat Travel Blogger Indonesia akhirnya mengadakan gathering pertamanya saya langsung mengatakan YA! Setelah menempuh perjalanan yang cukup panjang berawal dari Stasiun Bogor akhirnya kami tiba juga di sebuah rumah bertingkat dua dengan dominasi ukiran kayu dan susunan batu serta batu bata. Pandangan pertama saya ketika melihat rumah ini adalah pemiliknya pasti seseorang yang unik. Tidak jarang dalam satu ruangan, terdapat barang seni atau souvenir yang konsepnya bertolakbelakang namun dengan anehnya tetap enak dipandang mata.Continue reading “[Review] Vila La Lita, Gunung Bunder – Bogor”

NIKON Coolpix P900, Sang Teman Pejalan Baru

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Jam besar Seiko, Ikon Ginza yang penuh dengan pusat perbelanjaan untuk kaum elit.

Setelah memiliki Fujifilm X10 selama kurang lebih 3 tahun lamanya sejak 2011 maka saya sudah mulai berburu model kamera baru di awal tahun ini. Performa kamera Fuji memang dapat dibilang telah saya maksimalkan selama ini dan saya cukup puas dengan hasilnya. Fuji dengan beragam fitur dan warna khasnya telah membius banyak orang termasuk saya sendiri hingga kini. Tapi tulisan ini bukanlah mengenai Fujifilm melainkan Nikon Coolpix P900.Continue reading “NIKON Coolpix P900, Sang Teman Pejalan Baru”

Myanmar: Mandalay in my mind | Mandalay dalam pandanganku

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Mandalay Palace in the distance
Istana Mandalay dari kejauhan

Recently few friends travel¬†to Myanmar either for vacation or work. After a couple of time to Yangon I promised to myself either going to Bagan and Mandalay. Afterwards I chose Mandalay for my trip before leaving to Bangkok and then Jakarta.¬†What I can remember from this city¬†is the Mandalay Hill, Kuthodaw Pagoda, and Mandalay Palace.¬†Continue reading “Myanmar: Mandalay in my mind | Mandalay dalam pandanganku”

Make you days count everyday

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We all want to do so much: take on every request that people email us, complete our neverending list of tasks and projects, help everyone, travel everywhere, learn a ton of new skills, read every book and watch every good film, be the perfect partner and parent and friend …

And yet, we can’t possibly do it all.

There isn’t enough time in the day, nor do we have the attention bandwidth to devote to everything. Even if we were perfectly disciplined, we couldn’t possibly get to even half of what we want to do. Just as with eating, where our eyes are bigger than our stomachs … our hopes are bigger than our actual bandwidths.

So I say, give up on trying to do it all. Simplify. Don’t try to be perfect. Don’t try to have the most perfect life you can create.

Instead, make your days count.

Leo Babauta – Zenhabits

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Kalimantan: Tanjung Puting in Photos | Tanjung Puting dalam Gambar

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I know It’s been too long uploading Tanjung Puting photos but anyhow I am uploading it now!¬†The real forest always bring me back to reality. Following here are my favourite photos during Tanjung Puting trip last May. Enjoy!Continue reading “Kalimantan: Tanjung Puting in Photos | Tanjung Puting dalam Gambar”

Kalimantan: Berjalan Bersama Orangutan di Tanjung Puting

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Mengapa bepergian ke alam padahal sudah bekerja di alam?

Pertanyaan tersebut sering diajukan orang-orang ketika saya sedang liburan. Saya harus jujur dengan berprofesi sebagai konsultan lingkungan memungkinkan untuk bepergian ke berbagai tempat yang mungkin berlum pernah dikunjungi orang lain dan membuat iri. Walaupun demikian, di balik gemerlap semuanya itu saya selalu merindukan waktu bersantai di tempat wisata seperti kebanyakan orang normal. Kembali berhubungan dengan alam adalah salah satu opsi pertama saya dalam melakukan perjalanan diri sendiri. Gunung, air terjun, dan pantai selalu menjadi minat saya untuk melakukan detoks akan¬†pikiran yang kusut dan membersihkan jiwa. Alternatif lainnya adalah dengan mengunjungi taman nasional yang memenuhi minat saya terhadap alam dan sains.¬†Continue reading “Kalimantan: Berjalan Bersama Orangutan di Tanjung Puting”

Kalimantan: Walking with Orangutan at Tanjung Puting

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Why travel to nature when already work with nature?

That’s the question that people always asked when I have holiday. I have to be honest living as a environmental consultant as I always traveling to a place that maybe people never heard and¬†make people envy. However, behind that shining¬†fact I always miss my relax time in touristy place just like normal people. Reconnecting with nature is always be my first option for personal¬†travel.¬†Mountains, waterfalls and beaches are always be my interest to detox my clouded mind and wash away my spirit. Another alternative is also visiting national park to¬†meet my interest on nature and science.

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Traveloka Aku Datang!

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Foto para pengunjung yang sedang berjalan di Camp Leakey, Taman Nasional Tanjung Puting

Liburan tengah tahun sebentar lagi akan tiba. Apakah kalian berpikir untuk pergi ke suatu tempat yang sudah lama kalian idam-idamkan? Mungkin Tanjung Puting di Kalimantan Tengah yang baru saya kunjungi beberapa waktu lalu? Bagaimana kalau saya beritahu ada cara termudah untuk mendapatkan tiket gratis liburan?Continue reading “Traveloka Aku Datang!”