Monthly Archives: May 2012

Photo : Timorese Kids from Timor Leste

Christo Ray in Dili, Timor Leste

When I was sitting at the fourth grade of elementary school in 1997, my social science teacher taught us [the student] that Timor Leste was the youngest province in Indonesia. Timor Leste, which was known as Timor Timur or East Timor, was the 27th province in Indonesia. It is located in Timor Island. But later in 1999, Timor Timur was separated from Indonesia and became an independent country, Democratic Republic of Timor Leste.

To be honest, when I was still in elementary school, junior [00-03] and senior high school [03-06] , I did not know what happened in Timor Leste exactly such as why it separated from Indonesia, how is the exact condition there. Well you know… whenever you studied history of your country at the school, the text book did not explain about the history in detail especially as the book are edited by Ministry of National Education.

Anyway, to make a long story short, I visited Timor Leste for the very first time in 2008 and I have visited Timor Leste several times since then. Even though I have not visited all the places in Timor Leste, I have already decided that my favorite place is Baucau District because it has an old market, a nice hotel and a hidden white sand beach, which is so quite and clean. However, I heard that we cannot swim in the beach anymore as there was a crocodile.

And here I am presenting another human interest snap shot that I took on several trips.

They are Timorese children, who make and sell a hand-made shell necklace to earn extra money. Each necklace would be sold for as much as 1 USD

Some Timorese children, who are living in Com Timor Leste, are making and selling a homemade shell necklace. They usually sell it to tourist, who stay in Com Beach Resort, for as much as 1 USD

The smile of Timorese children from Dili Tais Market, Timor Leste

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May 31, 2012 · 7:50 pm

Telling The World

Telling The World

Every part in my heart I’m giving out
Every song on my lips I’m singing out
Any fear in my soul I’m letting go
And anyone who ask I’ll let them know

She’s the one, she’s the one
I say it loud
She’s the one, she’s the one
I say it proud

Ring a bell, Ring a bell
For the whole crowd
Ring a bell, Ring a bell

I’m telling the world
That I’ve found a girl
The one I can live for
The one who deserves

Every part in my heart I’m giving out
Every song on my lips I’m singing out
Any fear in my soul I’m letting go
And anyone who ask I’ll let them know

She’s the one, she’s the one
I say it loud
She’s the one, she’s the one
I say it proud

Ring a bell, Ring a bell
For the whole crowd
Ring a bell, Ring a bell

I’m telling the world
That I’ve found a girl
The one I can live for
The one who deserves

To give all my heart
A reason to fly
The one I can live for
A reason for life

Oe oh oe oh
Yeah yeah
Oe oh oe oh
Yeah yeah
Oe oh oe oh
Yeah yeah

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May 30, 2012 · 6:04 pm

Music: Love The Way You Lie

Love The Way You Lie by Eminem feat Rihanna

Rihanna:
Just gonna stand there and watch me burn
But that’s alright because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry
But that’s alright because I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie

Eminem:
I can’t tell you what it really is, I can only tell you what it feels like
And right now there’s a steel knife, in my windpipe
I can’t breathe but I still fight, while I can fight
As long as the wrong feels right it’s like I’m in flight

High off her love, drunk from her hate, it’s like I’m huffin’ paint
And I love her the more I suffer, I suffocate
And right before I’m about to drown, she resuscitates
Me, she fucking hates me, and I love it, wait

Where you going, I’m leaving you, no you ain’t
Come back, we’re running right back here we go again
It’s so insane, ’cause when it’s going good it’s going great
I’m Superman with the wind at his back, she’s Lois Lane

But when it’s bad it’s awful, I feel so ashamed
I snapped “who’s that dude?”, I don’t even know his name
I laid hands on her, I’ll never stoop so low again
I guess I don’t know my own strength

Rihanna:
Just gonna stand there and watch me burn
But that’s alright because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry
But that’s alright because I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie

Eminem:
You ever love somebody so much,
you can barely breathe when you’re with ‘em
You meet, and neither one of you, even know what hit ‘em
Got that warm fuzzy feelin’, yeah them chills used to get ‘em
Now you’re gettin’, fuckin’ sick of lookin’ at ‘em

You’d swore you’d never hit ‘em, never do nothing to hurt ‘em
Now you’re in each others’ face,
spewing venom in your words when you spit ‘em
You push pull each others’ hair, scratch claw bit ‘em
Throw ‘em down pin ‘em, so lost in them moments when you’re in ‘em

It’s the rage that took over, it controls ya both
So they say you’re best to go your separate ways,
guess that they don’t know ya
‘Cause today, that was yesterday, yesterday is over
It’s a different day, sound like broken records playin’ over

But you promised her, next time you’ll show restraint
You don’t get another chance, life is no Nintendo game
But you lied again, now you get to watch her leave out the window
Guess that’s why they call it window pane

Rihanna:
Just gonna stand there and watch me burn
But that’s alright because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry
But that’s alright because I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie

Eminem:
Now I know we said things, did things, that we didn’t mean
Then we fall back into the same patterns, same routine
But your temper’s just as bad as mine is, you’re the same as me
But when it comes to love, you’re just as blinded, baby please

Come back, it wasn’t you, baby it was me
Maybe our relationship, isn’t as crazy as it seems
Maybe that’s what happens when a tornado meets a volcano
All I know is I love you too much, to walk away though

Come inside, pick up your bags off the sidewalk
Don’t you hear sincerity, in my voice when I talk
Told you this is my fault, look me in the eyeball
Next time I’m pissed, I’ll aim my fist at the dry wall

Next time, there will be no next time, I apologize,
even though I know it’s lies, I’m tired of
The games, I just want her back, I know I’m a liar
If she ever tries to fuckin’ leave again,
I’ma tie her to the bed and set this house on fire

Rihanna:
Just gonna stand there and watch me burn
But that’s alright because I like the way it hurts
Just gonna stand there and hear me cry
But that’s alright because I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie
I love the way you lie

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May 30, 2012 · 12:51 am

Photo : Flores

Timorese kids playground to enjoy the breeze and sun

The faces of Timorese kids from Ende, Flores, Nusa Tenggara

In Nanggale Village, Timorese women are making home-made salt for living

She is one of Timorese woman from Nanggale Village, who is selling home-made salt for living only for Rp 3,000 [35 cent] per kg

The first Catholic Church in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara

A bunch of Timorese women are making a home-made Kain Ikat, a traditional fabric, and selling it to tourist with the range price from Rp 100,000 [11 USD] to Rp 500,000 [550 USD]

Flores is one of a beautiful tourist destination in Eastern Indonesia. It is located in East Nusa Tenggara Province. In July 2010, I visited Flores for five days with E to celebrate our second anniversary. I would say that Flores is extremely beautiful. There are no skyscraper or many vehicles around. The air is just very clean, the place is just very quiet and peaceful.

While I was in Flores, I visited number of popular tourist destination such as  Kelimutu Mountain  and First Catholic Church in Sika.  It was really such a wonderful trip. But one of the memorable moment was my tour guide took us to have dinner with local people underneath the tree. We had a very simple homemade local food such as dried fish, chili and corn rice. It was very tasty. I really had a wonderful time with them.  It is always good to be able to see the local people daily life in their small town and their hospitality to new people.

A homemade traditional dinner from Timorese Family in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara

I would say that I was really satisfied with my trip to Flores and I am looking forward to do similar trip either to Eastern Indonesia or West Indonesia.signature

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Rule 22 :Dress like today is important

Dress like today is important [2012: C P]

Dress like today is important [2012: C P]

I love fashion, I love clothes. It is a must for me to make myself feel good about myself as it will make me work faster.

Once I read a book “The Rule Of Life” by Richard Templar. He said that Rule 22 is Dress like today is important. He also said that people will react differently to you if you dress as it matters. That is so true and I just totally agree with what he said.

Other than it makes me feel good and motivated me to work faster, I just really enjoy how good it feels when people appreciated you because you also appreciate yourself by dressing well.

Tank Top by DKNY Jeans * Jeans by Armani Exchange * Wedges Sandal by Bruno Premi * Handbag by DKNY * Glasses by Dior Homme * Stud earrings by Swarovski * Watch by Ted Baker 

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May 7, 2012 · 12:42 am