1. Takes my breath away
This was in Krabi, by the riverside. I remember before leaving Krabi to head to Bangkok, I took the opportunity to walk all over Krabi town. Most people would stay in Ao Nang, about 20 minutes away but I found serenity staying in Krabi town. Everytime I look back at all my photos while I was in Thailand, this would definitely takes my breath away…
2. Makes me laugh/smile
Well, this makes me laugh and smile simultaneously. Imagine, we met at Borobudur Temple, and just exchange a simple “Can you make it to the top?” conversation. That was the last time my sister and I saw them. Call it coincidence but I have the feeling that it was fated for us to meet again. We saw them again in Jogjakarta town, just across the road where we were standing. Walked to them, talked and later went out for lunch in Jogjakarta.
We eventually slept over at Roki’s place in Jakarta, forgoing the idea of sleeping over in airport a day before leaving Indonesia for good. Now we are family to Rokimas from Jakarta and Jah Sunny from Ann Arbor, Detroit. Tell me, what’s the odd of meeting the same people again, miles away from the first place you met them? 🙂
3. Makes me dream
I have always wanted to visit Borobudur Temple ever since I was taught about it in history back in school. To actually be able to be there was amazing. And I got my sister to share the happiness to finally set my foot at Borobudur, Jogjakarta, Indonesia. All this while, I can only dream about it, now that I have been there, the dream still continues as a memory.
4. Makes me think
The fare was actually only 5000IDR but we were charged 20,000IDR because it was raining. To tell you the truth it was about 1KM of walking, imaging cycling with 2 people (plus am super heavy!)
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This bapak who I assume is the age of my late grandfather brought us to a bakpia store hoping that we would be buying some so that he could get some commission. I was actually tired and got angry because of the scam, but my heart was hurt when I saw his face when we said no.
He cycled us back to our hostel and I ended up giving him 25,000IDR. I know it was not much difference but I seriously felt I should have given more. He cycled almost 2 of us with weight 200kg over 1KM in the rain! What an experience! That was the best 25,000IDR I’ve ever spent when I was in Jogjakarta. It keep me thinking about this old guy..
5. Makes my mouth water
I still remember, it was raining and we were hungry. Saw a commotion by the roadside, seems like the local was enjoying something, people keep coming. We decided to stop and boyyyyy… that was one of the best food my sister and I ate while we were in Indonesia.
It’s call Murtabak (very different than Malaysian version), almost look like spring roll but the filling is different. It was filled with bean sprouts, silvers of carrot, chicken slices and served with bird eyes chili, pickled cucumber and smothered with pureed garlic. What a gastronomic orgasm! Look at this picture makes me drool…
6. Tells a story
I can still remember what I was thinking when I snapped this before boarding the speed boat to island hopping around Andaman Sea. The thought of being a college dropout, not having anything to come back home to, having to start a new life all over again. This remind me that whatever happens, I still stand strong and I have a long way to go. I eventually came out with ” A college dropout, a dreamer, a believer. There is more to life, believe me. Go out and see the world.”
7. I am most proud of (aka my worthy of National Geographic shot)
One of the best photos I captured while Island Hopping around Andaman Sea in Thailand. I don’t know why but there’s something about this picture that me like it so much! Well, hope that it’s National Geographic worthy. haha…
I don’t know who to tag coz it seems everyone in Malaysian Travel Blogger is tagged. But I really wanna tag Fatt from backpackerbusuk and everyone who have yet to be tagged in our beloved group! 😛
p/s: I have to credit my sista Dewi Batrishya, as some of the photos in Indonesia were captured through her camera. Love you lot sis!