Sunday, August 13, 2017

World Stamp Exhibition

So, hi everyone! On August 5th 2017, I went to World Stamp Exhibition that held in Bandung, specifically in Trans Studio Mall. I went there because one of my junior asked me to come to a Postcrossing Meet Up in there. I was soooo happy to go to the exhibition and the meet up event, because it was amazing! You can see a lot of stamps and postal things from other countries and also make some new friends from the meet up event hahaha. I also surprised because there were a lot of people came to the event and they were so enthusiast to see and buy some postal things. I can't believe that there're still a lot of people who care about those postal things in this modern era, hehe.

As you can see, this was the queue for the daily stamps booth. Many people came to get the daily stamps. I didn't get the daily stamps because the queue was that long :(

And yeah, this was in front of the booth. You can see that it was that crowded hahaha. After passing the booth, I went to the meet up location. There were a lot of people in there and they were exchanging their cards to be signed by each other. There were also a lot of foreigners came to the meet up event.

 Meet Up Event's post mark!

Me and my juniors from the high school

After that, I went to the exhibition area. There were a lot of stamps booth from other countries and you could buy some stamps or postal things in this area. I was amazed at the first because finally I can get some stamps from the rare countries lol and those stamps are soooo pretty. I was kind of confused, which stamps that I should buy lol. Oh, the sellers were originally from their countries too, so you could interact with them to improve your language skill, haha!

Stamps from North Korea, one of those rare countries! (for me haha)

I was really happy to see a lot of pretty postal things and meet another postcrosser from other countries! Glad that actually, there are still a lot of people who love postal things too (yes, I saw a lot of people buy stamps and other postal things!). Oh, I got a lot of stuffs from the meet up event and also I bought some stamps from the booth. I was that happy that day!

Those are the things that I got from the meet up event and some stamps that I bought. I was happy because I could get those things for free! Hahaha (for some stuffs, of course). Hope that later I can join this kind of event again and don't forget to save some money first hahaha!

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Another Short Getaway

Sooo, finally holiday in here, but sadly I still have to stay in Bandung due to some works(?) that I have to do during this holiday huhu. Last weekend, I attended a makrab that was hosted by KGMC and I was super excited because the villa's so pretty hahaha. Well, the event was good tho and I enjoyed it, but I also felt a little sad because there weren't many people from my year who could attend the makrab :(

The happy thing that happened in there was I could go hiking! Finally yeaaaah! There's a small mountain--or you can say it a hill, near to the villa. The name of the hill is Bukit Batu or Gunung Batu. Me and my friends went there and we were stunned because of the beautiful scenery that we saw in there. Oh ya, it is located in Dago Atas area, near to Lembang and it takes about 15 - 20 minutes from our villa to go to the hill.

As you can see, we had to go to that hill (in the center one). We had to go to the highest peak of that hill. The first time I saw that hill, I couldn't imagine how can we go up there, since it was looked so high and we couldn't see the path to go up there. I felt amazing when I saw the hill because wow finally I went hiking to that kind of high place lol.

Sooo this was the path that we had went through to go to the peak. It was amazing, seriously. The slope of the path was quite high so sometimes it was hard to walk in the path. We can start to see beautiful sceneries from here. We can even see our villa from here hahaha.

Finally we've reached the peak of the hill! Those 2 photos represented the beautiful scenery that we saw from both side of the hill. We were tired but it was all paid off after we saw this beautiful scenery. I still can't believe I could be in the peak with my friends hahaha, we were so happy. I hope I can go to these kind of places again because I do love mountains or hills so much!

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Yogyakarta, 2017 (2/2)

Finally I have some spare time to post the second part of my holiday! So yeah, I'm so happy to write again in my blog. So, after we went to Indrayanti Beach, we went back to the city and had a rest. But, I already had a plan to meet my friends who studied in Yogyakarta last January, so we decided to meet in Tempo Gelato because I was so curious about how delicious the ice cream in that place lol.

Tempo Gelato is located in Kaliurang Street, it is near to Gadjah Mada University. The place is not that big but it is so crowded. When I went to Tempo Gelato, there were a lot of people who bought the ice cream too and had a small talk in there. But it's a nice place to go.

The ice cream that I bought! The flavors was matcha and cookies if I'm not wrong (I forgot lol). It was so delicious and the price was not that expensive, I think. Unfortunately, when I went to there, there were a lot of flavors that already run out. I guess, if you want to go there, make sure you can go there as fast as you can lol.

The next morning, we went to Kalibiru in Kulon Progo area. It was a place with beautiful scenery and had some unique photo spots. Kalibiru seems like being everyone's favorite spot for taking good photos hahaha. Well, I admit that the place is soooo beautiful and the scenery is amazing tho.

It is located not that far from the city. It takes about 2 hours (maybe? I forgot I'm sorry :() to go there. Oh, you must be careful when you go there because the road was amazingly amazing (do you get what I mean? hahaha), but you will be paid after seeing that beautiful green-scenery. Oh ya, I do not recommend you to go there in the holiday era, because you will face that long queue when you want to take some photos in some spots. After spending time in Kalibiru, we went to Merapi Mountain to had kind of jeep tour in Merapi area. It was my very first experince to had that kind of off-road journey, but it was supppeeeer amazing! I really recommend you to have a Merapi jeep-tour if you go to Yogyakarta because it's that worth it! You will see amazing things in there. I visited a mini museum--it was actually a home that was destroyed because of the eruption. You will see some apparatuses that half melted bacause of the eruption in mini museum. After that, I visited a big rock that was thrown from the top part of the mountain.

From this place, you will see the big rock that was thrown from the top area of the mountain. You also can see the path that made of the lava flow. The path was quite big, so you can imagine how many lava that was flowed from the top part of the mountain.

I also visited a bunker in Kaliadem, still in the Merapi Mountain area. The bunker was no longer used by people. There was a story in this bunker that made the bunker is no longer being used. 

In the last eruption of Merapi Mountain, the bunker's door was opened so that the lava could come into the bunker. Because of the changing of the temperature after the eruption, the lava froze. As you can see, that grey thing that looks like a rock is actually the frozen lava from the last eruption. From Merapi Mountain, we went back to the city because we had to go back to Cirebon. I was so sad because my holiday was ended lol, but I was so happy that I could visit Yogyakarta again! I really want to go there again someday because I love those green-sceneries and the beautiful beaches :) Hope I can go there with my friends someday!

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Yogyakarta, 2017 (1/2)

I love holiday!
Finally after having those final exams, holiday is coming! So, I'm in holiday right now. I did some snailmail things and postcrossing things in this holiday because I miss sending some letters and postcards hahaha. I also read some novels that I have to postponed before due to the exam. And, this week, my family decided to go to Yogyakarta and I was soooo excited. I really want to go to Yogyakarta again because there are a lot of new beautiful places in there. I went to Yogyakarta on Thusday (January 5th), we arrived around 12 pm, then we went to Upside Down World.

Well, it is a nice place to see because the place is so unique lol and also there are a lot of good spots for taking some photos with friends or family.

If you go to Upside Down World in the holiday, make sure that you have to go to there as fast as possible because the queue is quite long and it's quite expensive I think. After that, me and my family went to Prambanan Temple. Unfortunately, it was raining so we saw the Prambanan Temple only, and didn't take a look at the other temples.

The next morning, we went to Kebun Buah Mangunan. I know that place from instagram since there were a lot of people who already went to that place and I really love the scenery that we can see from that place. It was sooo beautiful. It is really nice when you go to there in the early morning, you can see the sunrise from there.

The place reminds me of Tebing Keraton in Bandung hahaha. Kebun Buah Mangunan is located in Wonosari, Gunung Kidul area. The ticket price is cheap and you can see that beautiful scenery from that place. Next, I went to Hutan Pinus Mangunan. It's located near to Kebun Buah Mangunan. You can see a lot of Pine trees in here and it's sooo pretty.

My last destination in that day was Indrayanti Beach. Seriously, the beach was so pretty and the water was pretty clean. It was nice to go to the beach, you can release your stress for a while lol. Unfortunately, the wave was quite big when I went to there, but it was okay.

I really love those big rocks, they match perfectly with the sea. 

So, that is the first part of my holiday. I really recommend those places because as you can see, those places are so unique and beautiful right? I hope I can go to those places again someday. Will continue with the second part soon!

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Bandung, Malam Hari.

So the today's title is in Indonesian because I can't think any words that suitable for this post in English--I mean, when you translate it in English, is just...not....the...same feeling? lol. By the way, it's final exam week in here and yes holiday is coming reaaally soooon, yey! Before that, I want to post what I did several weeks ago. Me and my friends were really bored because of the college's life so we decided to go somewhere. Actually, we wanted more participants for this small event but it turned out only 4 people (at first) who could go--and later there were 2 more people came, yeay. It was hard to decided a destination hahaha, so we decided to go to Upnormal first. Later, we continued our refreshing event to Asia Afrika. It was my first time to go to Asia Afrika in the evening, and I was really happy to go there because I could take some photos of old buildings in there in the evening hehe.

That popular quote

Introducing my Cirebonese friends (lol Cirebonese--we came from the same hometown, tho): Iqbal, Faiz, Kemal, and Dewinta.

Gedung Merdeka! I always want to take a photo of this building and finally I made it yey!

Trying 'Light Trace' menu from the camera and it turned out like this hahaha

It was nice to refresh our mind after struggling with those college's tasks, projects, quiz, etc etc. I really want to explore Bandung more with my friends because I think Bandung has a lot of good and beautiful places. I also want to make a culinary travel in Bandung but I don't know when :( maybe after the exams finish? Hahaha. Hope everyone can do well in their exams!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Sudden Escape

So on last Sunday, I went to the campus to attend one of the community's event, but for some reasons, the event was canceled. Me and my friends decided to go somewhere. There were a lot of choices actually, like some of them wanted to watch a movie, some wanted to go somewhere, and the rest wanted to play fifa, lol. In the end, I decided to join with those who wanted to go somewhere and the destination was Taman Hutan Raya (Tahura) at first, but after we made a discussion again, we decided to go to Tebing Keraton. It is located near to Taman Hutan Raya Ir. Djuanda. I've always wanted to go to Tebing Keraton since a year ago because the scenery is soooo beautiful. I really love to go to plateau area to see trees and feel the fresh air. It's really nice. 

Introducing 3 of my college's friends, Nadira, Farel, and Ajeng. Yes, I went there with those 3 people. We went there by 2 motorcycles and it was really amazing! I've never been to a plateau area by a motorcycle. At first, it was raining in Bandung, so we were a bit worried that the trip would be canceled too, but fortunately (thanks God, really), the rain stopped so we can continue our journey. It took about 1 hour to go there from my place. 

Because it was on Sunday, so there were a lot of people who go there. But, I think the place is a bit narrow for being a recreation area. This place is really suitable for releasing your stress and admiring the scenery. As you can see from my photos, the scenery is soooo beautiful. You can also sit on those rocks, but no, I don't want to, lol. Well, actually there are a lot of good places that located in plateau area in Bandung, such as The Lodge Maribaya, Tangkuban Perahu, Rancaupas, Stone Garden, etc, but I've never been to those places before. I've been to Tangkuban Perahu but I forgot because it happened when I was in kindergarten (or maybe elementary school? I don't remember it huhu). I really want to go to the rest of the places and admiring the scenery~ Hope I can go to Tebing Keraton (and the other places) again with my friends!

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Friday, November 4, 2016

The Next 3 Years Ally

It's been a year I continue my study in a university in Bandung and yes, finally, I have a major now haha. I'm majoring in Metallurgical Engineering now (after having those-hard-times-for-choosing-a-department, finally). I don't regret my choice and I'm very happy to be the part of Metallurgical Engineering. I also have some new friends. Well, actually we've known each other for a year--from the tpb era--but not that close, and because of the orientation era, we could know each other better. I'm so excited too because my friends are totally hilarious. They are kind and funny hahaha. Hopefully, we can go well in this department and make some contributions to the community (re: himpunan).

Introducing my next 3 years ally,
Pastika Sahwahita

Friday, June 3, 2016

Girl's Day Out

Finally have a chance to go to some good cafes in Bandung yeaay! Yesterday, me and my 2 other friends went to Progo to search some good cafes, and we chose Please, Please, Please as our first destination. The place was sooo pretty and good! (Aesthetic much lol). It's really a good place for taking some photos hahaha.

Everyone's favorite spot 

The waffles is sooo delicious!

see, the place is so pretty right?

After that, we went to search another good place for eating and we chose Don Woori. Don Woori is a Korean restaurant which is located in Lombok Street. The place is sooo pretty and cute tho, I love that place.

This food is so delicious! Seriously! That mozarella cheese tho lol

I really love those 2 places. One is dominated in pink, meanwhile the other is dominated in baby blue, lol somehow it's so contrast. Hope I can go to those places again and try their other food!

Photos taken using Samsung NX3000.