Life

Redefining Heritage, Rethinking Legacy

“What would people think and say about you at your funeral? What would be your legacy?”

Society

Fishes Know No Politics or Religions

Somehow, I didn’t care about the menu mistakes, the #meh coffee and all the tiring talks about religions and politics in this trip, but that LOL with a stranger perfectly ended my trip to Kei Islands.

Life

A rewarding trip. My version.

I consider myself lucky as I could share my life and my time with those people with whom I could be vulnerable and grow together. This trip gave me ways to proof and live it.

Thoughts

Being a minority

Like a bird born in cage believing that flying is bad, a person born and grew up with given idea will believe that it is the only true idea. Traveling to places where I became part of its minority challenged me to re-question and redefine what constitutes to true and ‘truth.’

Thoughts

Walking, meditate on the move

With all the body senses required, walking is an active, focused and concentrated action. Waking is, to me, meditative.

Life

Happiness is only real when shared

Happiness is only real when shared.

Thoughts

You can be your real (and only) self when traveling solo

One of the reasons I enjoyed traveling solo is to meet strangers. Not only to learn about their life but also to re-learn about mine.

Travel

Being majority is a responsibility

Yazd is one of the provinces in Iran with the biggest influence and practices of Zoroastrianism. From Chak Chak – where legendary princess Nikbanou were shielded by cliff walls from being captured by Arab troops – to Karanagh – where intelligent example of water-deprived community settlement was built by Zoroastrians …

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Cerita dari Secangkir Nasgithel

Hidup itu meriah. Penuh warna. Penuh rasa. Penuh pilihan. Tak heran, ketika traveling, sebisa mungkin saya melarutkan diri dalam kebiasaan penduduk setempat minum teh atau kopi. Teh dan kopi pula yang berada dalam daftar oleh-oleh kuliner saya. Tak hanya aroma dan rasanya yang layak dibicarakan, tapi juga beragam kebiasaan, sejarah hingga romansa yang larut dalam panas, legi (manis) dan kenthel (nasgithel) nya kedua minuman ini.

Nasi Kuning Gereja Maranatha, Ambon
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Dari Mata Turun ke Perut

… ada cerita panjang mengurai dibalik tiap cecap rasa dan tekstur serta meriahnya warna makanan selama traveling. Apalagi jika bisa melihat langsung bagaimana makanan itu dibuat di tengah kepulan asap menguar. Lebih seru lagi jika bisa ikut masak, bercanda dengan ibu-ibu di dapur mereka.