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Travel Journal: Chasing The Dosa Guy of Washington Sq Park

Travel Journal: Chasing The Dosa Guy of Washington Sq Park

Our itinerary for today consists only of catching the vegetarian samosa/dosa cart in Washington Square Park, and meet a couple of Pade’s NY friend. I told Pade I like this kind of unambitious itinerary. Our AirBnB was less than 5 minutes walk to the nearest subway station on the Dekalb Ave, and I was so looking forward to being able to go places on public transportation again. However, NYC’s subway system has so far been the most complicated system that…

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Travel Journal: Two Tourists in Brooklyn

Travel Journal: Two Tourists in Brooklyn

Last May, I took a trip to NYC to meet up with my good friend Pade and later, her good friend, Petar, in DC. This was going to be my first ever trip to the big apple. At first, being from a gigantic and messy hornets nest that is Jakarta, a trip to another big city, even something as iconic as New York City, did not appeal to me. Until I moved to Omaha, Nebraska.

About Walter Mitty

About Walter Mitty

This is not a film review. I did love the movie but I think for all the different reasons. (If it still counts, then, the view in this movie is mad awesome.) This is about Iceland, and Greenland, which for a long time was my dream destination. But somehow because of a petty reason I decided to chuck. I have been wanting to go to Iceland since Heima came out. You know, part Sigur Ros movie that shows them playing…

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Hua Hin: The French Riviera of the Far East

Hua Hin: The French Riviera of the Far East

The wild full moon parties and Thai bucket- fuelled nightlife of islands like Koh Samui and Koh Phangan have put Thailand firmly on the tourist (and backpacker’s) map. Last December, the Tourism Authority of Thailand invited me to a media trip to one of the country’s lesser known beach resort of Hua Hin. I couldn’t help but wonder what this so-called ‘royal retreat,’ would look and feel like. Before heading to Hua Hin, we were invited to a six course dinner…

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Pastimes of the Digital Age

Pastimes of the Digital Age

(Published in: Now! Jakarta January 2012)It is impossible to deny the phenomenon of Finnish bird-throwing video game, Angry Birds. The game that was initially developed for Apple’s iPhone has now been downloaded over 350 million times through various platforms worldwide. There are thousands of other games developed for smart phones, but by far nothing has been able to compete with the popularity of Angry Birds. This touch screen-based game is now officially the most popular game in the world. Just…

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The Day Mr. Frankie Left

The Day Mr. Frankie Left

Our air-conditioner guy just died last week. Barely knew the guy. But the time my mother broke the news, I almost choked by the piece of crab leg I was struggling to eat. She said he died of heart attack while jogging. I could only say “but why?” We call him Mr. Frankie, because..it’s his name. And sadly just about the only thing we knew of him. About a month earlier, my air-con wouldn’t breathe even the smallest amount of breeze….

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When The World Was a Better Place Without Facebook

When The World Was a Better Place Without Facebook

Don’t get me wrong, please don’t.I—like most of your that might be reading, I’m sure—has been a hands-on actor on the development of today’s fastest growing social network site that is Facebook.We’ve seen it evolve before our eyes, under our very fingertips.We resisted on it changes, but succumbed to its vital role—be it wanted or not— in our lives.We make groups saying ‘bring back the old Facebook’ and join them to no avail.The f*ck to no avail. that’s what make…

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Musica de Parc de Guelle

Musica de Parc de Guelle

In Barcelona, at the Parc de Guelle, played a Musician. a Guitar player who plays the most unbelievably beautiful resonance with the help of where he was sitting, an empty mezzanine in between two stories with pillars and ceiling with abstract art which was in every essence distinctively Gaudí. As if he was hiding. I don’t know who he is. But his music made people stop making sounds because it might interrupt this sound, that was so transiently subtle that you’d thought…

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Bosch Painting on The Tarmac

Bosch Painting on The Tarmac

I saw a dead rat on the street this morning on my way to work today.  I saw it from afar and I could vividly imagine and smell the gore. its red gut spilling all over in contrast with its black gleam of hair. A vivid image that reminded me of Bosch paintings. The paintings that actually, preach, but somehow I remember being disgusted and haunted by it. But in a very bizarre way I couldn’t look away, and felt that…

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About Being Consciously and Subconsciously Out of Gas

About Being Consciously and Subconsciously Out of Gas

I’ve been out of gas. completely. even now, as I’m typing this down.This morning I was totally broke that the question ‘Aren’t you buying petrol?” could only be answered by ‘with what?”.The needle was sinking way beyond the bottom line.Tthe last line that possibly doesn’t actually mean ’empty’.because most car makers wouldn’t think its drivers are cheap enough not to buy gas even their car tells them so.except you’re at Timbuktu or making movies with dramatic effects.That red line on…

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