Bersepeda Mengelilingi Taipei


Saat pertama kali sampai di Taipei, hal yang sangat menarik perhatian saya adalah banyaknya sepeda berwarna oranye berjejer sepanjang jalanan, mirip dengan London dengan sepeda Santander-nya. Ketika berjalan dengan Guan dan Debby, mereka menjelaskan kalau sepeda-sepeda lucu itu bernama YouBike, yang bisa disewa dan dikembalikan di tempat berbeda. Saya dan Junda yang tidak punya banyak kesempatan untuk bersepeda di Jakarta tentunya langsung semangat dan merencanakan untuk bersepeda di seputar Taipei, berhubung kotanya sendiri sangat bike-friendly.

Tokyo Second Time Around

Disclaimer : this post is written by Junda


During my first trip to Japan, I gave myself five full days in Tokyo back then and spent them going to Akihabara, Nakano Broadway, Tokyo Big Sight, Metropolitan Building, Harajuku, the two towers, all those things. As for Mira, she spent almost all her first Japan trip in Tokyo. Therefore, we both thought that we already had enough of Tokyo from each of our own first trip to Japan a couple of years prior to this trip. Apparently, it was a shortsighted evaluation. Tokyo really has everything, and mere days was not enough to comprehend all what Tokyo has to offer. When arriving the second time with Mira, I had a plan to skip Tokyo and go directly to the suburban area, which Mira strongly disagree. Now I'm glad that she did, because Tokyo proven to gave us a good foothold to start our 15 days Japan trip.

Decade in Review

Happy new year!

I was intrigued to join the hype of posting a decade in review on twitter or instagram but then I realized why not writing a post instead? This decade is too long to be packed into an instagram or twitter post. Moreover, Junda wanted to join as well. So here it goes.

2010

Mira

I was in the third year of college, juggling within bunch of assignments and preparing for the final project. Attended my first international gig: Kings of Convenience and Jens Lekman!

With a few female classmates (engineering school - you could imagine)


Until We Meet Again

Wow, we're now approaching the end of the year and yet the last post that I wrote was in the beginning of September. I've been meaning to continue writing what was postponed, but I feel like I need to spill this one first before I could continue to others.

Many things happened since I wrote the last post. One of those things is:

My mom passed away.

Takayama

Setelah berjalan jauh dari Magome ke Tsumago, kami melanjutkan perjalanan menuju Takayama. Rencananya kami akan naik kereta lokal dari Nakatsugawa station, yang memakan waktu sekitar 3 jam. Menurut perkiraan, kami akan tiba di Takayama sekitar pukul 10 malam. Tapi realita berkata lain; saat itu ternyata kami ketinggalan kereta! Padahal, kami sudah ada di stasiun dan menunggu di peron yang benar. Namun ternyata, kereta ada di peron seberang. Padahal saya dan Junda sempat bercanda kenapa kereta di peron seberang itu tidak jalan-jalan. Setelah menerima kenyataan yang pahit dengan lapang dada, mau gak mau kami harus naik kereta berikutnya. Akibatnya, hampir tengah malam kami baru sampai di Takayama.

Snowy Takayama