Photo: The Street of Bangladesh

One of the world creative entrepreneur, a street ear wax cleaner [2016:EO]

One of the world creative entrepreneur, a street ear wax cleaner [2016:EO]

Another little boy who is lost in the cruel world [2016: EO]

Another little boy who is lost in the cruel world [2016: EO]

Give no shit, take no bullshit and lice your life [2016:EO]

Give no shit, take no bullshit and lice your life [2016:EO]

 

It is ironic that Bangladesh is one of world garment manufacturing center for many of the global fashion brands and yet it is still extremely poor and under-developed [2016: EO]

It is ironic that Bangladesh is one of world garment manufacturing center for many of the global fashion brands and yet it is still extremely poor and under-developed [2016: EO]

He earns less than a glass of gin and tonic a day [2016:EO]

He earns less than a glass of gin and tonic a day [2016:EO]

Grateful [2016: EO]

Grateful [2016: EO]

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Photo: Istanbul from the Boat

A romantic ambience of Istanbul [2015: E O]

A romantic ambience of Istanbul [2015: E O]

From the boats, we caught this beautiful historical building [2015: E O]

From the boats, we caught this beautiful historical building [2015: E O]

The city of Istanbul [2015: E O]

The city of Istanbul [2015: E O]

Caught Galata Tower in The Frame [2015: E O]

Caught Galata Tower in The Frame [2015: E O]

Trying to catch fish for dinner [2015: E O]

Trying to catch fish for dinner [2015: E O]

Slow motion [2015: E O]

Slow motion [2015: E O]

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Photo: The Vibe of Pasar Santa

Vynil record player at the Laidback Blues Store [2014: E O]

Vynil record player at the Laidback Blues Store [2014: E O]

Claypot Popo [2014: E O]

Claypot Popo [2014: E O]

Ketan Pasar is a sticky rice based snack joint [2014: E O]

Ketan Pasar is a sticky rice based snack joint [2014: E O]

The famous Pasar Santa black dog of DOG [2014: E O]

The famous Pasar Santa black dog of DOG [2014: E O]

Paint in one of corner of Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

Paint in one of corner of Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

The actual Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

The actual Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

Spinning in Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

Spinning in Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

The head of Pasar Santa, Bambang Sugiharto [2014: E O]

The head of Pasar Santa, Bambang Sugiharto [2014: E O]

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Photo: Canada in Frame

The University of Toronto [2014: EO]

The University of Toronto [2014: EO]

It is just love between two human regardless of gender [2014: EO]

It is just love between two human regardless of gender [2014: EO]

CN Tower from the University of Toronto campus [2014:E O]

CN Tower from the University of Toronto campus [2014:E O]

Sucking Momma Cow's Breast [2014:EO]

Sucking Momma Cow’s Breast [2014:EO]

Church and Wellesley Village, the  LGBT-oriented enclave in Toronto [2014: E O]

Church and Wellesley Village, the LGBT-oriented enclave in Toronto [2014: E O]

Getting ready for Halloween Celebration [2014: E O]

Getting ready for Halloween Celebration [2014: E O]

Maintaining the Tradition [2014: E O]

Maintaining the Tradition [2014: E O]

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Photo: Self-Reflection

Disappointment is part of life but sometimes we have to learn how to laugh at ourselves before other laugh at us. 

Disappointment is part of life  [2013: C P]

Disappointment is part of life [2013: C P]

We have to learn to laugh at ourselves [2013: C P]

We have to learn to laugh at ourselves [2013: C P]

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Photo: Canada

Coming from a tropical country such as Indonesia, I used to dream to go to the Western Country to have a white Christmas. Wearing a pair of knee boots, long black stylist winter coat and colorful scarf while doing some window shopping in down town Toronto, London or New York City.

Or the idea of having outdoor Christmas tree light, snow, candy cane, Christmas gift and any other Christmas decoration in every corner of the town from the street to family house or churches to the shops, it seems that white Christmas is very magical. But I had no idea how freezing cold the winter would be.

Tried to enjoy my first winter and white Christmas in Halifax, Nova Scotia [2011: ER]

Tried to enjoy my first winter and white Christmas in Halifax, Nova Scotia [2011: ER]

So here I was… Christmas 2011, I went to Canada for nearly one month. Finally, I knew what the white Christmas is. Despite the fact the ambience is very magical and romantic, I must admit that winter sucks BIG TIME! It is so freaking cold! I must wear multi-layers of clothes. Geez! I am so blessed to be born and come from a place with a wonderful weather just like Indonesia.

Nevertheless its suckness (that sometimes I miss), I really like Canada. It is such a beautiful yet organized place. There are so many old historical beautiful buildings (I love old historical building). While I was in Canada, I did not go to many places. I only went to Ottawa, Halifax, Toronto and Montreal.

I am looking forward to another trip to Canada but in different time of the year. Preferably during the summer time.

Anyway, here I am sharing some snapshots from my trip to North America.

The Parliament Building of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario [2011: Oktofani]

The Parliament Building of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario [2011: Oktofani]

The View of Dartmouth from Halifax, Nova Scotia [2011: Oktofani]

The View of Dartmouth from Halifax, Nova Scotia [2011: Oktofani]

La basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal [2012: Oktofani]

La basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal [2012: Oktofani]

Apple Caramel dip [2011: Oktofani]

Apple Caramel dip [2011: Oktofani]

One cloudy day in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia [2011: Oktofani]

One cloudy day in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia [2011: Oktofani]

Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Ontario [2011: Oktofani]

Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Ontario [2011: Oktofani]

 

Eternal Flame for The Unknown Soldier [2011: Oktofani]

Eternal Flame for The Unknown Soldier [2011: Oktofani]

Down town Ottawa [2011: Oktofani]

Down town Ottawa [2011: Oktofani]

Down town of Ottawa [2011: Oktofani]

Down town of Ottawa [2011: Oktofani]

The famous light house, Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia [2011: Oktofani]

The famous light house, Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia [2011: Oktofani]

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia [2011: oktofani]

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia [2011: oktofani]

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Photo: Kenya

In the end of 2009, I had the opportunity to visit Kenya, East Africa. It was my first big trip to travel to another side of the world. In my wildest dream as a 22 years old Indonesian girl, I had never thought that I want to go to Africa for holiday especially media have been repeatedly portrayed Africa as a ‘scary’ holiday destination.

Apparently, Kenya is such an idylic place with beautiful scenery. While I was in Kenya,  we went for camping at Maasai Mara for three days, went to Lake Magadi and Diani beach. I really enjoyed my trip to Kenya. It was quiet different and adventurous.

Here I am sharing some of my snapshots from my trip. The pictures were taken with Casio Exilim pocket camera. I was not really satisfied with the picture. Hence some of the pictures were edited with iPhoto. I hope you enjoy those pictures.

I am looking forward for more trip to another African country in the near future.

Cheers

Maasai Boy [2009: Oktofani]

Maasai Boy [2009: Oktofani]

Lake Magadi [2009: Oktofani]

Lake Magadi [2009: Oktofani]

Rainbow  at Masai Mara [2009: Oktofani]

Rainbow at Masai Mara [2009: Oktofani]

An antelope [2009: Oktofani]

An antelope [2009: Oktofani]

A group of vulture shared their food [2009: Oktofani]

A group of vulture shared their food [2009: Oktofani]

A group of water buffalo in Masai Mara [2009: Oktofani]

A group of water buffalo in Masai Mara [2009: Oktofani]

A couple of lovers [2009: Oktofani]

A couple of lovers [2009: Oktofani]

A group of vultures [2009: Oktofani]

A group of vultures [2009: Oktofani]

Giraffe [2009: Oktofani]

Giraffe [2009: Oktofani]

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Photo: Lawas

My mum and my uncle were listening to the radio - nn

My mum and my uncle were listening to the radio – nn

Lawas is a Javanese word, which means old. Last week I went back to my hometown , I found a whole pile of very beautiful classic photographs from the 60-70’s at my parent’s house. Those photographs were just beautiful and each of it has its own story.

I did not know who were taking all these photographs, when was it taken exactly and what kind of camera was used. Some of them are still in good condition, some are not. But I was trying to preserve all of them by scanning it and place it new albums.

Happiness is in the air. [My parent's wedding-nn]

Happiness is in the air. [My parent’s wedding-nn]

Getting some water - nn

Getting some water – nn

My great-grandmother from my father's side- nn

My great-grandmother from my father’s side- nn

Teachers of Pugeran Catholic Elementary School [1969-nn]

Teachers of Pugeran Catholic Elementary School [1969-nn]

Male circumcision- nn

Male circumcision- nn

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Notes: Rahajeng Nyanggra Rahina Galungan

Balinese family were receiving holy water before starting their prayer. [2013: E O]

Balinese family were receiving holy water before starting their prayer. [2013: E O]

Dressing up in Balinese kebaya and white kook or safari, Balinese women and men were marching down to the nearest temple to say their morning prayer and give their offering. Today, Balinese are celebrating Galungan day.

Galungan is celebrated to remind human beings that we should always fight the battle against the bad habit and evil desires. It is celebrated once in 210 days according to the Balinese calendar.

On Galungan day, usually Balinese decorate their house and their temple. The most striking and noticeable decoration is penjor that they put in front of their house. Penjor is a bamboo pool which is decorated with unhulled rice, coconut leaves and coconut, which represent the nature.

To all my Hindu Balinese friends, Rahajeng nyanggra rahina Galungan lan Kuningan

Balinese man was receiving holy water from Jero Truni before starting his prayer [2013: E O]

Balinese man was receiving holy water from Jero Truni before starting his prayer [2013: E O]

Offering flower [2013: E O]

Offering flower [2013: E O]

Jero truno truni helped Pemangku to give holy water to the Hindu Balinese before they started their prayer [2013: E O]

Jero truno truni helped Pemangku to give holy water to the Hindu Balinese before they started their prayer [2013: E O]

Pemangku / Priest gave holy water to Balinese before they started their morning prayer on Galungan day in the Nyuh Kuning temple [2013: E O]

Pemangku / Priest gave holy water to Balinese before they started their morning prayer on Galungan day in the Nyuh Kuning temple [2013: E O]

Balinese women were purchasing offering flower in Ubud Market [2013: E O]

Balinese women were purchasing offering flower in Ubud Market [2013: E O]

Balinese women were carrying offering to the temple on Galungan day. [2013: E O]

Balinese women were carrying offering to the temple on Galungan day. [2013: E O]

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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.

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