Let Children Exploring Their World

This beautiful scene was captured when I had dinner with a friend around Kuta, Bali. The girl who took the picture was very young, around 2-3 years old, I guess. At first, she didn’t know how to capture the photos or how to set the focus.

Slowly, her Daddy taught her on how to capture the photo. But first, he taught her to set the focus. After a few missing shots, she finally could made it! She was so persistent and was supported by her Daddy’s patience.

Parenting is a hard work to do, but it’s worth it. I’m glad I could took this photo.

Way to go, Parents!

Writing is my way to share it to you.

Weekend Getaway: Nusa Dua – Bali

Just a short update on my current trip to Bali. It is meant for my friend’s wedding: Felicia and Yudy. Beside that, I also need a getaway for myself. I need to get away from my routine and freshen up myself by back-to-nature activities. One of my favorite is going to the beach, sunbathing (somehow), read my favorite book and listen to my iPod. But most of all – I can get my personal moment of contemplating and being recharge. It is recommended …

Writing is my way to share it to you.

Excitement for Ubud Writers Festival 2010

I am going to write shortly here, to show my excitement for the upcoming Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) which will be held on October 6 – 10, 2010.

This year’s theme is Bhinneka Tunggal Ika: Harmony in Diversity. You can sense the diversity of writers and their genres if you can make it to the festival this year. I’ve been googling the invited writers and I am thrilled! There are many writers that I want to meet, such as: Thomas Michael Kennealy who wrote Schindler’s Ark, which then well-known as the Schindler’s List movie!

I went to the 2007 UWRF and I fell in love instantly with this festival. Unfortunately, I could not make to the 2008 and 2009 festivals. But I am wishing to make it this year!

Are you coming as well? You won’t regret it for sure!

At the Airport

(This piece is written on Feb 6, 2010 – Juanda International Airport, Surabaya, Indonesia)

One place where you can see many people with their unique styles and appearances is at the airport.

Today, as I am sitting and sipping my tea, I see hundreds of people passing by. From businessman (with suit, leather bag and blackberry in hands), designers (with their paperworks), ladies whom married the rich guys (it’s obvious from their Hermes, LV or Channel bags) and the ordinary people, like myself. Why do I call myself ordinary? Because I wear short-sleeve shirt, jeans and sandals (ehm .. ).

Anyway, the experiences of looking and watching people passing by in front of me is always fascinating. Some are just walking and keep on walking through the aisle no matter what. Some are busy answering their phones and loudly speak through it. Some are just enjoying the feeling of being centre of attention, in which they walk with head straight up, wearing high heels and the latest trend of model.

A girl who’s sitting beside me is busy taking photos of herself with her cell phone. How do I know that? Because it’s obvious from her gestures and the clicking sound of her cell phone camera. Well, at least she’s doing something fun for herself.

I’m enjoying this moment by writing down the scenes in front of my eyes, while wondering what’s on their mind as they walk pass me by. I guess, some people also guessing what’s on my mind while I’m busily typing on my blackberry..

The View of Lapindo

I’ve been a reguler user of Surabaya-Malang road. It’s been 3 years since the first incident of Lapindo hotmud flow. Every Friday, I would take the same crowded road to go home. And every Monday morning, I would take the other side of the road to go back to Surabaya. During this school holiday season, the road is even crowded than before. Last week, it took me 6 hours to go home, when the usual trip took 2-3 hours.

So, during those moments of quietness, I took some photos.

The crowd from driver side

The crowd from driver side

And if you can see, the space between each vehicle is no longer important. Just as long as the vehicles can move and not bumped into each other.

Mind the space

Mind the space

If you are fans of any chicken made food, imagine this one… grilled chicken alive!

Poor chicken!

Poor chicken!

Well, I guess the trip is still enjoyable … I’m trying not to complain though!