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Short Bali Trip 7 – 9 July 2016

This year ramadan holiday is happening at best possible days: Wednesday and Thursday, which force most company to give whole week off policy to its employees. Mom has been wanting to go to Bali and seeing what’s the hypes are, she has one particular request though: to stay in a hotel room with a direct ocean view. well, she got it! and i must say that Bali is not overhyped, it does resemblance paradise, and it should be in everyone bucket list.

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Short Kuala Lumpur Trip 4 – 6 November 2016

me and family has been to Kuala Lumpur before, like 15 years ago. i hardly remember anything except i visited petronas twin tower, and the city was a bit dull and uninspiring. Now, this short trip felt more like ‘lets go KL for the weekend’. we packed very light and i only did quick itinerary research. Within 3 days (4-6 November). we managed to visit Twin Tower, KLCC, Petalling Street, Central Market, Bukit Bintang and Putrajaya,

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Pontianak – Singkawang Trip

From June 23 to June 25 2016, As previous winner of Indosat Wireless Innovation Contest for 6 times, i was invited as a speaker at Universitas Tanjungpura Pontianak. I requested to extend my trip for another day, planned a day trip to Singkawang. The beaches between Pontianak and Singkawang are very beautiful, quiet, definitely unspoiled from tourist. And while pontianak doesn’t have particular characteristic, Singkawang, a small city located by 3 hours drive from Pontianak, doesn’t not dissapoint. Keep read on to see where beautiful beaches, delicious food and dessert these two cities has to offer.

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Day 5 – 8: Amsterdam and Zaanse Schans!

It’s my third times to Amsterdam. first at 1994 that i barely remember anything, second at May 2013 with whole group of Dad’s Families, and this one the third, an extended trip from WebSummit conference at Dublin. The plan isn’t much, walk around the city, visit windmills at Zaanse Schans, meet my uncle Rudi, and meet my family who are Dutch.

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Day 1 – 4: Dublin and WebSummit

l combined the 4 day journey into one blogpost, mainly because i forgot most detail of the journey, but luckily i got plenty of pictures so i can just stuff them into the post :D. This post tells my experience attending the biggest startup conference in the world: WebSummit (its so big that i don’t have time to explore them all), and my several visits to Dublin top sightseeing places which includes Kilmainham Gaol, Christcurch Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Temple Bar and Henry Street. Actually its a very nice city with very little Asian population which makes me genuinely feels that i was in…. overseas ;D
(will update photos later on!)

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Dublin, WebSummit 2015 and Amsterdam Trip: 2 – 11 November 2015

Representing my startup, PicMix, a social photo and video editor famous for its photo collages feature, me and my CEO, Calvin Kizana went to WebSummit 2015 as an Alpha Startup and had a booth for a day!. Flights and Accommodation at Dublin was paid by the company, but we decided to extend to Amsterdam initial plan was London, but it was too late to apply for the visa. We even almost missed applying our Dublin visa, i seriously thought Dublin was part of Schengen countries.

Watching Russell Peters Live at Jakarta 17 February 2016

Russell Peter is a stand up comedian. a very funny one. funniest i might say. I first watched him at Youtube and he became my idol ever since. He’s setting up very high standard for stand up comedian, making all other comedian looks too serious or ridiculously not funny. i can’t laugh at their jokes anymore.

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I ate: Namaaz Dining, The First Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant in Indonesia

I remember when my parents often said ‘don’t play with your food’. Well, this restaurant is all about chef Adrian Ishak play around with his food (on your face, parents) ! his kitchen, with all the equipment that looks like chemistry lab, magically transform many Indonesian cuisine into something that you wouldn’t probably believe.. is edible, such as pencil that taste like chicken, black spoon that taste like shrimp crackers, lit candle that taste like fried banana. Molecular Gastronomy is a subdiscipline of food science that seeks to investigate the physical and chemical transformations of ingredients that occur in cooking. The whole theme of the restaurant is ‘Fun Dining’ and ‘What you see is NOT what you get’. And how about the taste? follow on..

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2nd Tokyo Trip #Day 6: Rikugien Garden, Narita, Singapore, Home

30 November 2014, last day in Tokyo! Mom and bros took the morning flight while i take the evening one. I had this wild thought to purposely lose my passport so i have an excuse to stay longer :D. I did most of the souvenir snack shopping today, on top of my one and only place to visit in the morning: Rikugien Garden.

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2nd Tokyo Trip #Day 5: Not so good weather, Tokyo Skytree, Asakusa, Kaminarimon, Ueno, Takeshita Dori, Daiso

29 November 2014, it’s difficult to expect everyday good weather when doing Tokyo trip, there has to be one bad weather day. That’s how proper planning play its biggest role. I trusted the weather forecast that today is going to be cloudy with continuous rain throughout morning to afternoon. So i planned the itineraries for something indoor, which is Tokyo Skytree and its Solamachi Mall, then Asakusa, Kaminarimon, Ueno, Asakusa, Takeshita Dori and Daisho.

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