#BunTingStory: Cepu Travelogue – Meaningful Holiday and Fun Family Activities

 

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Everyone needs a break from the usual routine and that includes our parents too. The chance to revisit special places with treasured memories, or explore somewhere new can really lift our mood and give us a feeling of well being. Whether it’s a fun day out to a local attraction, a long weekend, or a trip to somewhere sunny and warm, there are lots of holiday options to choose from, depending on our parent’s health, general mobility, and budget.

The great thing about the holiday season — is having the chance to spend valuable time with our loved ones, show our appreciation for one another and overall, give thanks. Holiday traditions are important in every family, regardless of religion or how you choose to observe the holiday season. They provide meaningful and cherished lifelong memories and more so, an opportunity to spend quality time together.

Alhamdulillah ya ada momen libur tanggal merah, jadi ada kesempatan buat mudik ikut suami ke Cepu. Horeee! Akhirnya merasakan mudik juga. Sebelum berlanjut lebih jauh, mungkin di sini ada yang tidak tahu Cepu itu di mana? Karena dulu saya waktu awal pacaran juga gag tahu di mana itu Cepu. Hahaha…parah banget geografinya!

Jadi Cepu itu sebuah kecamatan yang terletak di kabupaten Blora. Letaknya di perbatasan Jawa Tengah dan Jawa Timur. Walaupun sebuah kecamatan, tapi relatif maju karena ada pertambangan minyak Pertamina. Ini kedua kalinya saya ke Cepu, dulu ke sini saat sebelum nikah. Hehehe Continue reading

New Perspective On What Joy Maybe Really Is

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Let’s do something outside of the routine! Life is short, and there are far too many activities that are more important and fulfilling than sitting in front of a television for hours on end. That’s not to suggest you should stop watching TV altogether. But I’ve come to see it as something best placed at the edge of life, rather than the center.

Is your life the same each day?

Let’s Not Be Boring. Let’s keep life exciting and escape the boredom.

I love the sun, warm weather and beaches. However, I wouldn’t say my escape is an island or just listening to music. My escape is completely different. My escape has to do with sports. I’m not the only one though. Continue reading

What I Am Most Thankful For This EID MUBARAK 1437 H

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Happy Eid to everyone! *sorry for being late

Eid Al-Fitr is a wonderful family tradition where we all gather around the table and enjoy our favorite foods cooked by our loved ones. Some of us remember fondly, family members: Grandma’s and Grandpa’s, Uncles and Aunts and those that are no longer with us. This year I am especially grateful for all of my blessings. Things to be thankful for, of course, include being blessed with having family elders still in our lives, food on our tables and roofs over our heads. In my most recent years, that list has grown to include much more. Continue reading

City Lights Overlooking and Star Gazing at Pondok Kopi Umbul Sido Mukti

Hello folks!

I guess time really does fly when you are having a blast … I’d like to take a minute to share some memories from my weekend getaway to Pondok Kopi Umbul Sido Mukti. It has been my dream to go to a place where I’ll be looking metro’s busy city in a different way — city lights overlooking for short — and to lie down in a grass land, gaze the open skies and wait for shooting stars.

The best nights are usually unplanned, random and spontaneous. Agreeee!!

So to take away stress from working in the busy city, I packed my stuffs to my bag, then I met up with Tim Manggis (Iting, Opank, David, Rizky, and Iin). We left our homes about 10.00 pm in the night, and then we went to coffeshop until 3.00 am. Anyway, at around 3:30 am, after being awake for several hours we reached the destination. Here we go people!

It was absolutely pitch dark, so we need to rely on torchlights. Our next worry was waiting till sunrise in the blazing cold without freezing to death. But somehow we managed and it was worth it. Fyuuuh

Check out the pretty city lights!

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Ce Qui Me Fait Sourire

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New post in French. Enfin le week-end. Sincèrement, je crois que les petites choses en vie sont les plus gratifiantes. Bien qu’elles soient petites, et quoiqu’on ait tendance à les oublier ou, le pire, les tenit pour acquis, elles nous aident s’en sortir la vie quotidienne.

J’ai fait une liste de choses qui me fait sourire. Et finalement: de quoi vous fait sourire? Dites-moi! Continue reading

Why Im Trying Not To Be Perfect

imagesAs I was walking from Indomaret to my house carrying a loads of heavy bags, I started thinking about the process that we as humans go through. The pressure upon people in the younger generations are great when it comes to being perfect. It’s like we all have to have the perfect skin, hair and are expected to be happy all the time, because we are “young”. We are also always expected to get high grades as we are all classed as bright and clever. Continue reading

Congratulations, You Are Officially Human!

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I absolutely love social medi but I absolutely despise the feeling it gives me every once in a while. I don’t know about you but every once in a while, I find myself scrolling down my timelines and feeing bouts of insecurity brush accross my heart.

It’s like these miniature waves of “envy” come over me as my heart begins to covet what others have in comparison to what I perceive to lack. “Wow, they are on another vacation in Europe … must be nice.” … “Oh , they are on another shopping spree … must be real nice.”

Ever been there and done that? Ever felt completely ridiculous for doing it? If so, you are not alone and CONGRATULATIONS…YOU ARE OFFICIALLY HUMAN! Though the enemy would love for you to feel as though you’re the only one who experiences these feelings, the truth is that you’re not alone. Continue reading

GET BACK INTO BLOGGING: MY FIRST BLOG POST AT 2015

Finally getting a chance to update my blog and it feels SOOOOOO good. It’s been a while, sorry guys but I’ve been (and still) completely overloaded with many other stuff.

Oh ..I just noticed my blog turned over to 170,000 views!! THANK YOU!!

This is something I’ve definitely been struggling with since I joined Instagram. I’ve noticed a definite decline in my blog content. It’s so easy to just take quick snaps and upload them to Instagram. Imstagram has forced me to rethink my content. Do share things immediately when I can, but make more effort on a deeper content when it’s about my blog. Personally, I use Instagram on certain, reoccurring series as a way  to get a peek into my life.

Yeah, dengan semakin tersitanya waktu karena urusan kerja, alhasil untuk menulis sebuah konten yang dalam dan panjang rasanya susaaaaah sekali. Postingan terakhir bulan Desember tahun lalu. Jadi ada cerita apa saja selama saya meghilang tiga bulan ini? BANYAK. Sampai bingung harus memulai yang mana dulu ya.

I thought I’d give a quick round up of some my favourite things so far this year!

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Semarang Open 2014 Freestyle Slalom Skating Competition

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination, and hard work. – Colin Powell

I’m back! finaleeeeh … 😀

Life has been hectic the past few weeks.

So .. let’s talk about my competition 3 weeks ago. I took a part to national competition called Semarang Open 2014. This is an annual event, and this year is the second year that the freestyle slalom competition was held in Semarang. Time goes by way too fast; I still remember last year competition with my team, just like it was yesterday.

The day before competition there was a workshop with the guest star, Yu Jin Seong and Terence Cheung. They are top skater from Korea and Singapore. Here the video … check this out!

Every time I come back to freestyle slalom competition, I enjoy it more and more. I think part of the reason, is because I know what to expect. A couple of things were different this year, or at least seemed like they were.

Even though we went through some difficult times, we will work our hardest for this competition because we know we can do it and we will. I was up at 5 am Saturday morning; excited but I also had nervous butterflies. After 2 month in full on training mode, I’m ready for the competition. I don’t know how many times during a workout I have felt like I was going to barf, pass out, or DIE. But I did not. I kept going. 😀

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I felt nervous. Semarang Open 2014 was a national competition. At this competition, I got nervous, breathing hard, my stomach churning, not being able to eat, and feeling like I had to pee every time I had a chance to cool down. Continue reading