Watching sunrise at Ijen Crater

A few days before Eid Mubarak holiday, my family went to Ijen Crater. We planned this trip approximately two weeks before, since it had been quite a while since we went on a holiday together. My friend has been there before and he told me the view was magnificent. I browsed some photos on Instagram and was amazed by them! Especially the blue fire! So my aunt booked a hotel at Banyuwangi, a small regency in the easternmost of East Java Province which is closest to Ijen Crater. And then off we go~ Continue reading Watching sunrise at Ijen Crater

The start of something new

So much time has passed and it’s unbelievable how 2017 has hit its halfway mark! These past six months I’ve experienced a lot of new things — stuff I didn’t expect I would have the chance to do and I really want to share them with you guys here.

Wish me luck for my internship!

I applied as a volunteer in this organization at campus. There were several stages in the recruitment process and on top of that, the amount of people who applied for volunteers are not small. BUT I PASSED ALL OF THEM UNTIL THE LAST STAGE!! *throws confetti* I’m currently interning in this organization until they announce the final list of volunteers in late-July. I got a shit-ton of work here, but I love my co-workers and the professional atmosphere. Wish me tons of luck and let’s hope for the best result to come. Continue reading The start of something new

Three Weeks into 2017: A Collection of Thoughts

A belated Happy New Year! 2016 was a wonderful year filled with adventure and craziness — both with old friends and many new ones. Though I’m seemingly always reluctant to leave a good year behind, no truer words than a certain saying “life must go on” have ever been spoken.

Celebrating 4th Blogoversarry

Wow! I started blogging on December 27th, 2012 and back then, who would have thought that I would keep it this long? I know that in terms of quantity, my posts have gone down each year but I’m happy that the posts I do end up publishing on this blog are the ones I’m extremely proud of, the ones that I put heart and soul into writing them — if I were to be poetic.

Many changes have happened to this blog, ranging from name to the content (which reflects my fickle interest btw) BUT I hope I can do better this year in a lot of aspects. Better writing, better graphics, better management, etc. And consistency to be honest. I need it badly here 🙁 Continue reading Three Weeks into 2017: A Collection of Thoughts

My Grown Up Christmas List

Hello guys! I know it’s a bit late but I’m here to wish you guys a joyful Christmas (still in the vibes!) to everyone who celebrates and happy holiday! As a Christian, I believe Christmas is a reminder that God loves us so much to the point that He gives us the best present of all — His Son, Jesus Christ.

Upon reading the blog title, some of you might be familiar with it because it’s indeed a popular Christmas song title, which has been covered by many singers countless times. In summary, the song tells about someone who has grown out of their childhood Christmas wishlist. Instead, they now wish for “a world in need”, hence the song title “My Grown-Up Christmas List”. To quote parts of the lyrics:

No more lives torn apart
That wars would never start
And time would heal all hearts
And everyone would have a friend
And right would always win
And love would never end
This is my grown-up Christmas list

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Recapping my first semester of university!

I officially started uni in September and these past few months have been completely hectic. If I were to be honest, uni was nothing like what I had imagined.

The first month was kind of laid back in terms of academic. I had assignments and quiz and the usual stuff from high school, only that they are more difficult since you have to balance them with campus activities. Apparently, there were a lot of events that my department’s student association held, most of which only added to my exhaustion instead of my pride of our department to be completely honest. I regret that I hadn’t at least studied the class material before we got even busier. Continue reading Recapping my first semester of university!