2018 - Journal of Monica

Monday, December 10, 2018

Jogja Event - Karya Cipta Busana dan Boga
Monday, December 10, 20181 Comments

9 Desember 2018

Bertempat di Sahid Jaya Yogyakarta Hotel and Convention, Aku selaku adik yang baik hati dan tidak sombong menemani sang kakak yang kala itu diundang oleh temannya untuk menghadiri sebuah acara formal yang menurutku lumayan besar. Jadi cerita berawal dari teman kakakku, Kak Hendrika Rahayaan yang ternyata adalah calon fashion designer dari Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa dan pada kesempatan kali ini mengadakan acara pameran yang bertema "Balakosa Budhhayah Nuswantara". Disana tidak hanya acara untuk fashion designer namun juga untuk tata boga. Waktu itu kami berdua diberikan tiket reguler yang harganya Rp. 40,000,- ; harga yang lumayan juga sih untuk sebuah acara formal yang besar dan diadakan di tempat yang bergengsi. Dan semua tamu undangan pun diwajibkan mengenakan Dresscode yang sesuai dengan wastra nusantara seperti batik, kain lurik, tenun, dll.

 Sekilas menggambarkan acara, banyak sekali hadirin yang datang di tempat ini, mulai dari kalangan muda sampai yang tua sekaligus. Lalu rangkaian acaranya sama seperti acara formal universitas pada umumnya yakni pembukaan, sambutan-sambutan dari beberapa tokoh yang bersangkutan, doorprize, dll. Setelah mengucapkan sepatah dua patah kata sambutan, tibalah saat yang dinanti-nanti. Pameran pertama adalah dari Tata boga. Tiap kontestan membawa kreasi makanan yang mereka buat lalu berjalan di podium. Makanan yang di tampilkan kebanyakan makanan ringan dari bahan-bahan yang mudah di dapat kayak pisang, kacang-kacangan, talas dll. Pokoknya semuanya pada kreatif.

Lalu yang kedua tentu saja; Fashion Show! Acara yang sangat ditunggu tunggu. Banyak sekali busana yang unik-unik dan keren dan menyegarkan mata. Properti-properti yang mereka pakai sangat mendukung penampilan mereka di atas panggung. Pokoknya mantab abis.

 setelah nominasi dibacakan, acara pun selesai. Oh iya, ada juga bintang tamu diundang diacara ini, yakni dua designer terkenal asli Jogja, namun sayangnya aku lupa namanya. hehe. Selesai acara kami menghabiskan waktu dengan berfoto bersama kak Hendrika, sang calon designer. Didepan ternyata disediakan photobooth bagi yang ingin berfoto menggunakan ootd nya, namun karena tempatnya agak rame jadinya harus mengantri dulu biar bisa foto.. hh gapapa lah ya kan, namanya juga acara besar.

 Yas, itulah acara Karya Cipta Busana dan Boga dari Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa Yogyakarta. Terima kasih telah mengundang kami ikut acara ini. Acaranya keren dan mantab abis! semoga kedepannya makin top lagi hehehe. :)

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Kebun Buah Mangunan - Journey of the Week
Saturday, November 24, 2018 2 Comments
Kebun Buah Mangunan - Frankenranma

 I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'This is what it is to be happy.'
—Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Sunrise seeking is On the mode!
One more adventure with my Atma Jaya new friends today. We are planning to catch the sunrise in Kebun Buah Mangunan, located in Jl. Imogiri - Dlingo, Sukorame, Mangunan, Dlingo, Bantul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta or for the spesific one and to make it easier, i put the map here.

Honestly at the very very beginning, i don't feel like to go because i don't really know any of these guys and one of my close friend is not going too. But, because i appreciate their invitation for me and i also already make a promise to go with them, i finally change my mind and go.

I get picked up at 4 AM in the morning and directly go to another friends' house to pick them. We use motorcycle because these guys say that riding motorcycle is way more faster, and they can also enjoy the trip more intent. We literally go to our destination at 4.30 AM and in our way, sadly i can already see the sunrise. Woops, is this real? like i never get the chance to see sunrise. Sun, do you hate me or something?

 Kebun Buah Mangunan - Frankenranma

Arrived at our first destination. The view is pretty dang good, but honestly i prefer the one on the photo. The camouflage of technology nowadays make everything looks so damn gorgeous in the picture instead of the real one. I know, expectation is not as the same as reality but we thank God because we still get the chance to see this spectacular view.

Unfortunately, the sun is already shining and our first mission is failed. Second, there are so many people that want to chase the sunrise also and that explain why this place is so crowded.
The tips for you if you want to get a good instagramable picture are first, you have to be patient. You will get your turn to take picts eventually. Second, never let any opportunity. If you see an empty spot even though its just a small one, just go there and im sure 100% that it will expand as the time goes by.

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And yes, where is my manner? Before we go further, im going to introduce you my new chinggu. At first it was my classmate that introduce me to these bunch of guys, and also because we are at the same organization, HMPSM and some of them are on the same work project with me.

There are 7 motorcycles in this gang, the first is me and Andrew, the guy who match the words 'still water run deep'. We've just talk to each other this early morning and it just feels like i already know him for a couple weeks; deep conversation broh! super cool. Then, the second is Ibach and Kepong. Ibach is my classmate that introduces me to all of these guys. Thank You ibach! and also Kepong, the hypebeast one that is on the same division as me, DKV. Third place we got Audrie and Tia. Audrie is the craziest one. He get called 'Tukang kompor' and toxic people and these fit his personality. Also Tia, the girl that i also just met but i can tell that she's fun. She knows how to blend in. The fourth is my Om Swastiastu friends, Bagus and Adi a.k.a WINTERRR. I call him winter because his outfit looks like he's going to antartika or in other words, he wears the wrong dresscode for this trip lol. But both of these bli are fun, really fun. Do all balinesse are fun like this? They both are like comedian in this lil Group. The fifth is the lovebirds a.k.a Banu and Gita! they are just a couple who fails to see how beautiful sun is when its rising lol, but at least they are trying, right?. The last but not least we got solo candidates named Dani a.k.a Zuko, and Titan. Dani gets called as Zuko because there was a moment when he drunk, unwear his glasses and showed his red eyes, like he's going to throw some fire from it haha. And Titan seems so calm but he's funny thoo. So thats it, my new chinggu that i've just met and they are a perfect combo to start your day in an early morning like this.

Kebun Buah Mangunan - Frankenranma

Also, because we did not have a chance to take breakfast before, we decide to find a small restaurant to eat. We mostly buy indomie because the weather is perfect to eat some instant-hot noodle. We have a little chit-chat there and that is the moment that i start to figure out their own personality. Not for the specific one, but personality that can lead to who they truly are.

We still have plenty time, and that is one of the reason why we finally continue our trip to Pines Forest or in Indonesia, Hutan Pinus. Even though this is one of the list of mainstream destination, we're here to enjoy the view, and the moment. Thank you chingu for adding more colors in my day. This is exactly the trip that i personally would never forget in my life. Togetherness, bad and good times, thank you for giving me this kind of moment! Waiting for another trip to spend with you guys.


The glitter in the sky looks as if I could scoop it all up in my hands and let the stars swirl and touch one another, but they are so distant, so very far apart, that they cannot feel the warmth of each other, even though they are made of burning.
Beth Revis, Across the Universe

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Friday, November 16, 2018

The Lost World Castle, Jogja - Journey of the Week
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The Lost World Castle Jogja | Frankenranma

Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.
— Susan Sontag

July, 26th 2018.

Today i am going to explore something new with my little cousin. We actually used to play together when we were kid, and thats why we are close to each other. She comes to Jogja to continue her study in Sanata Dharma University, Psychology major. And since we are still in our holiday mode and have plenty of spare time, we decide to make our little trip to Lost World Castle, Yogyakarta. I know, there are a lot of consideration we face before finally come to this place such as transportation and also the weather (sun shines so bright and it kills, i swear). But because we are all curious about it, we finally move our ass and go.

Lost World Castle located in Petung, Kepuharjo, Cangkringan, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta. Or if you confused you can just see the address through the map below.

I know it is kinda far but the location is pretty cool, far from the residential areas and the weather is not as hot as in the city. I think we are near to the Merapi mountain too, because in the Lost World Castle we can see the Merapi very clear. The entrance ticket for this castle is Rp. 25.000,00/person and we can enjoy every spot there (not including the additional property and some photobooth).

The Lost World Castle Jogja | Frankenranma
My lil Cousin, Retha.

So, the first place that you will going to see is the castle itself. The castle is quite tall and you can see some view from here, mostly trees. There are also some cool photobooth but if you want to take picture you have to spend more money. By the way, if you want to go higher, this castle is actually still have their second floor. This is pretty cool because everything seems so clear here. Its pretty i can tell. In this place you can spot every place in The Lost World Castle area.

The Lost World Castle Jogja | Frankenranma

Honestly at the first, i thought this was just a castle and there's no such an interesting thing that i can get in here. But after i go higher to second floor, that is the time when i realize that this place is not just a castle. They have more spot, not just this castle. And if you also notice, i think every spot in this place has its own art where some places could look exactly like in Japan, the other could look exactly like Greek and some other look like in the Middle east area or something. Don't u agree?

The Lost World Castle Jogja | Frankenranma

Moving to the next area, we walk on the castle that exactly looks like The Great wall of China and arrived to a very beautiful view that i assume as Japan. I get stunned for the Sakura trees, i mean where do they get that trees tho?.

The Lost World Castle Jogja | Frankenranma

From this spot we can see the whole castle clearly. If you continue your step you will actually faced a quite big hole like cliff and thats where the next spot placed. It is Pirates of Carribean spot, unfortunately when i come that place is still under the construction so i think we are a little bit too fast to come to this place. Too bad. But when you continue your step again, you will see a country spot, called Wild Wild West.

The Lost World Castle Jogja | Frankenranma

I think this place is inspired by Indiana Jones and ancient style, combined with the country lives. Here you can see some tents and also firecamp where Indian people cook their meals. Also moving to the right side of it you can spot a bunch of big-fake eggs that i believe belongs to dinosaurs. Cool, isn't it? If you want to look more country don't forget to take pictures inside the camp, or with the fake horse in front of the entrance.

The Lost World Castle Jogja | Frankenranma

We kinda tired so we decide to go back home. So when you want to come back home you will see the view that looks like Middle east style or Aladin style from my point of view. Even though The Lost World Castle located far from the city and still need some improvement, this place is worth to visit because we only need to pay 25k and we get to see all the beautiful views here.

The Lost World Castle Jogja | Frankenranma
Keep things on your trip in perspective, and you'll be amazed at the perspective you gain on things back home while you're away...One's little world is put into perspective by the bigger world out there.  
— Gail Rubin Bereny

That's all about my post today, If you have some question or anything related to this place you can just ask me tru the comment section. Thank you for reading and have a good day peeps!.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

NDORO DONKER Tea House, Karanganyar - Journey of the Week
Monday, November 12, 20180 Comments
Ndoro Donker Kebun Teh - Frankenranma

“If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.”
William Ewart Gladstone

Satu lagi destinasi yang dapat dikunjungi ketika jalan-jalan ke Tawang Mangu. Terletak di Jl. Karangpandan-Ngargoyoso, Kemuning, Puntukrejo, Ngargoyoso, Kabupaten Karanganyar, Jawa Tengah 57793, Indonesia, jalan menuju Tawang Mangu.

The view is awesome! Sedang jatuh cinta dengan warm and cozy design of the tea house. Untuk sebuah tea house, Ndoro Donker bisa dikatakan cukup besar dan memiliki banyak spot yang berbeda-beda. Tea house ini memiliki Outdoor dan indoor area, sehingga pengunjung dapat bebas memilih tempat untuk duduk. 

Pertama-tama, saya memasuki bagian depan tea house, yang terlihat seperti ruang tamu zaman Belanda. Gorgeous. Banyak sekali dekorasi yang memperlihatkan seolah-olah saya sedang berada di area colonial, yang tentunya sangat kerenI also taking an aesthetic statue photo that fits so much on the white table and orange flower on the table. What a combo.

Ndoro Donker Kebun Teh - Frankenranma
Pardon me and my fatty belly and dark face.
Ndoro Donker Kebun Teh - Frankenranma

Setelah berselfie ria di kaca yang terletak diruang tamu, saya memutuskan untuk pergi ke bagian outdoor untuk ingin menikmati udara segar dari sini, dataran tinggi dengan banyak kebun teh menjulang dikanan dan kiri jalan, yang tidak akan kita temui di Yogyakarta.

The air is ridiculous. It is so crystal clear. Tidak heran udaranya begitu segar dan dingin, karena kami sedang berada di dataran tinggi, masih jauh dengan polusi asap kendaraan di kota-kota sana. Cold, but fantastic. 

Lagi, yang menjadi salah satu spot favorit dari tempat ini yaitu kebun teh dibelakang tea house yang dapat langsung kita lihat sebagai bonus pemandangan, dan tentu saja boleh dikunjungi secara gratis. Jangan lupa, foto adalah hal yang wajib disini jika tidak ingin ketinggalan moment🥰

Ndoro Donker Kebun Teh - Frankenranma

Lelah mengambil ratusan foto, akhirnya saya dan teman-teman saya memutuskan untuk memesan makanan. Actually the foods that they offers are somehow pricey, but worth it. Tidak hanya teh saja, banyak sekali menu makanan yang ditawarkan disini mulai dari appetizers hingga heavy meals, jadi tak usah takut jika pergi kesini saat sedang lapar. Sayangnya saya lupa mengambil beberapa foto menu tersebut karena sibuk memesan.😅

ALSO READ: Kebun Buah Mangunan - Journey of the Week

Moving on, saya dan teman-teman memesan Honey tea dan chrysanthemum tea. Ternyata, apa yang kami dapat adalah teapot berukuran besar untuk kami reffil. To be honest, Tehnya sungguh menyegarkan dan sangat merilex-kan tubuh, ditambah lagi sebuah pemandangan indah yang sedang saya lihat sekarang. Nothing can compare.

Ndoro Donker Kebun Teh - Frankenranma

Ndoro Donker Kebun Teh - Frankenranma
Profitez de votre journée!

Without trying to exaggerate thing, this place is good. Way too good. You can find such a perfect combo here, started from the atmosphere of this place, the building itself, the view and also the tea! Perfection. I also find some spot to take another selfie. Just a small reminder, if you come here that would be great if you bring your camera, or you will regret it.

Ndoro Donker Kebun Teh - Frankenranma

My dad had always been a
 big decaf coffee drinker, but my mom had always been more of a tea
So I grew up around a lot of tea. And I also really love tea.
But I'm not one of those people who has ever felt the need to choose
between coffee and tea. I think that is a completely false dichotomy.
Chelsea Clinton

Ndoro Donker Kebun Teh - Frankenranma

Last but not least, saya akan menambahkan beberapa hal yang bisa menjadi tips jika ingin berkunjung dan jalan-jalan ke Tawang Mangu & Ndoro Donker. Check it out!

  1. Bring jackets. Walaupun udara kelihatan cerah, suhunya lumayan dingin. Jika tidak ingin gemetaran dan masuk angin (like me😆) jangan lupa bawa jaket/ pakai baju tebal.
  2. Bawa Charger. Sinyal operator di Tawang Mangu suka terbit tenggelam begitu saja, tentunya bakal buat batre hp lebih cepat habis. Jika tidak ingin melewati moment-moment bagus, pastikan hp selalu hidup! apapun yang terjadi. 
  3. If you want to minimize the cost, just buy your lunch or heavy meal in small restaurant around Kemuning, and then come to Ndoro Donker just for having some tea time. 
  4. Tempat ini lebih bagus dikunjungi saat pagi. Selain karena udaranya masih benar-benar cucok meong, pastinya juga masih sepi dan belum banyak orang, jadi kalau mau foto-foto nggak perlu antri dulu😁
So i think those are some few consideration or maybe tips for you when you want to do trip like this. If you have any question or suggestion, feel free to express it on the comment. See you in another occasion and have a good day!

Ndoro Donker Kebun Teh - Frankenranma

In Frame, Excluding me:
-Dona and Dani
Pictures are taken with Fujifilm XA-2

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Saturday, November 03, 2018

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I really really miss the good old days where i had literally plenty of time to do nothing. Thank God i did not really do nothing. I spent my spare time by watching K-drama, chillex with my mama and sistur before they went  back to Timika and one more thing that i remember that i used to do during my spare time: Editing Oppa-oppa's pictures!

Vernon Seventeen!
So yeah, my first masterpeace was Vernon Seventeen. He was the reason why i started to use my GIMP Photo editor on linux to edit some shyt. Guys, to be honest i am not a K-POP LOVERS, not even close. At the time i was just enjoying my life while my dorm friends came to me and show me everything about them and introducing Vernon on me. He is handsome he is flawless he is perfection for i can tell. His dance zow lit and he mesmerizes meh. They know that im weak for this and thats why i started to fangirl him for like a moment and decided to make this editing, funny isn't it?


So Ji Sub Walpaper | Frankenranma
So Ji Sub, Ajusshi but taste like OPPA!
THIS AJUSSHI IS AN EXCEPTION! Actually i dont really like older actor but when it comes to him, i will not and will never miss every single movie/drama of him. His handsomeness and masculine personality make every women's fall in to his heart. If you guys havent watch his drama/movie especially OH MY VENUS, puhleaseee watch it because u guys are going to feel the most most most best romance scene evaaaaa #okealay, but its true guys, prove ur self.



Nah, Who doesn't know him? Im pretty sure that everyone who loves k-drama will definitely know him. He is the handsome soldier that has a relationship with a beautiful doctor (which is now her wife in real life) in the Descendant of the Sun drama. Not just handsome, he is also HUSBANABLEEEEE. Puhleasee, if i were song hye kyo i will be so damn happy.

Antagonist but im in looooveh

Last but not least, my baby handsome future husband, Kim Woo Bin. I know, i know. He always be the bad guy in every drama right? but the good side is, he always has the 1st place in my heart #eakk. I dont know why but in every drama he always has the reason why he became like that, and thats what matter for me.... Oh but there's a drama when he is no longer a bad guy, instead a handsome but weak guy that dies at the end of the drama lol, it is Uncontrollably Fond.
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Monday, October 29, 2018

About Me
Monday, October 29, 20180 Comments
[This post is written in English.. I knowwwwww my English is suck and im still learning on it so Puhhleaseee bare with me hehehe🙃🙃]

I'm not actually someone that'd love to share all 'personal things' into social media like this, telling people how i hate something and on the other side, talking about my life and how i perceive the real world and SO ON #eakk. But since I'm an unofficial blogger now, of course i have to fill my content with some identity of me so everyone who reads my blog could get to know me and gain some preference for me, am i right? this reason doesn't seems make sense to me but yeah here i am anyway, finding my self writing some shyt  and reveal who i truly am. 

My Social Media & Contact Person

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Device & Camera that i use for Blogging

  • Camera : Fujifilm X-A2
  • Phone: Oppo F11
  • Laptop: Macbook Air 2018

And btw, Thank you so much for you, who have just see this post About Me. Honestly i don't know what is your purpose of opening this post, but i really really wish that you won't regret what you’ve just done now (haha lol), cuz you are going to literally read everything about me here. Yep, have i made my self clear? Literally about me, just like what the tittle says.

 and now here we go, 

Things About Me 
(that i finally decide to share with you).

  1. I am a-half bataknesse, half Javanese (Solo, for the specific one)
  2. I was born in Surakarta and raised in Timika-Papua for 15 years.
  3. I  moved to Jogja, taking another level of education in Stella Duce 2 SHS batch 25.
  4. I lived in dormitory for 3 YEARS.
  5. I play some instruments (Piano 🎹, Guitar 🎸 , Violin 🎻 , and Drum 🥁 ) but I REALLY NEED TO MASTER ALL of THOSE INSTRUMENTS because none of those instruments that I'm really good at.
  6. Writing isn't my hobby, i feel bored, that's all.
  7. I used to have a pet, it was cockatoo and i named it Yakob (Actually its Jacob but my mom kept calling it Yakob and finally the whole family called it so, including me).
  8. Thing i regret on SHS: Taking Orchestra ekskul instead of Basketball ekskul. 
  9. I have a best friend for like more than 10 years and still counting.
  10. I am a tidsoptimist. 🕰
  11. Now i am a student of International Business Management Program at Atma Jaya Yogyakarta University batch 2017.
  12. I love K-dramas (Especially the romance one)
  13. Honestly i hate everything that related with sad emotions (movies, stories {unless musics})
  14. I think i'm stupid but everyone around me keep saying that i'm smart. Is that what you called genius? hehehe just kidding.
  15. Im an ambivert................... i'd love to spend most of my time with people but i do need some times alone.
  16. I can sew and knit, i learn those kind of things from my mamaahh.
  17. I don't speak bahasa batak and bahasa Jawa.
  18. I really really really want to play saxophone, and now im saving my money to buy that instrument. #oneofmywishlist
  20. I used to wear glasses but i was looking like a nerd so i put it off. #goodbyeglasses
  21. A night-imaginer. I imagine a lot at night 💭 
  22. Thing that I cannot live without: my Casio watch. We’ve been together since 2013.
  23. Reading is one of my hobbies, but i only read comics and sometimes adult novels (hahaha)
  24. I draw sometimes. My objects are mostly random, depend on my feeling.
  25. I also love to edit some fangirl thing (but still basic).
  26. I collect comics (mostly detective Conan).
  27. Easily distracted.
  28. I somehow like math, not exactly the math but the math that you have to use a god damn logic to understand it. Is that weird? 
  29. I also play some games like PUBG, Mobile Legend, Built in Town (hahaa), harvest moon, Rules of Survival (seriously?) but i prever Hayday (YES) more than anything.
  30. Currently live in Nanjing, China🇨🇳
  31. I take double degree program, 2 years in UAJY and 2 years in Nanjing Xiaozhuang University
  32. Now i am a student of Nanjing Xiaozhuang University Batch 19🇨🇳, International Trade Major.

Oh, before i forget. If you wonder about the philosophy of this blog you could probably visit my very first post ➡️  A new Beginning. (Warning: It's a lil bit cringe bc it was written a very long time ago🤢, so sorry guys hahaha)

For now due to my lack inspiration (again), i only have these several things about me and i don't know whether i will add more things about me later or not, but dude i hope you enjoy reading this post. Sorry if you have high expectation about this post because turns out this is just some shit that i write with no purpose and this is not a good one (ups). Anyway, thank you for visiting, have a good time! #salamblogger.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Beach, Sunset, and Us  | Journey of the Week
Thursday, October 11, 2018 4 Comments

Each day is born with a sunrise
and ends in a sunset, the same way we
open our eyes to see the light,
and close them to hear the dark.
You have no control over
how your story begins or ends.
But by now, you should know that
all things have an ending.
Every spark returns to darkness.
Every sound returns to silence.
And every flower returns to sleep
with the earth.
The journey of the sun
and moon is predictable.
But yours,
is your ultimate
Suzy Kassem

This time is different than the usual. This is literally an unplanned journey. Semua bermula ketika aku, Ade, dan Danni mulai khawatir dengan teman pria semata wayang kami yang namanya mas Gloriano yang sudah tidak ada kabar selama beberapa abad (baca: sejak sabtu). Berhubung kami sedang menjadi pengangguran dan sudah selesai UTS, dan juga karena takut terjadi sesuatu, akhirnya kami bertiga memutuskan untuk mengunjungi rumah Ano yang letaknya di daerah prambanan, dengan hanya berbekal sepotong alamat dari kakaknya. Kurang nekad apa lagi?

So here we go. Dari kampus jam 12, waktu yang tepat untuk makan siang. Walau agak terputar-putar, pada akhirnya kami sampai juga. Kondisi korban: Aman walau agak sedikit hamburadul, terlihat kurang gizi dan kurusan, tak ada kuota tak ada uang. Karena rasa iba dan simpati serta empati yang kuat akhirnya kami memutuskan untuk memboyongnya (ealah) ke Restoran klasik Prambanan didekat rumahnya yang kebetulan aku lupa namanya. Disana suasananya enak, tenang dan dikelilingi pemandangan hijau. Ditempat ini pula kami mulai berbicara ngawur mulai dari perbincangan yang masuk akal sampai yang tidak masuk akal, hingga sampailah kami ke titik dimana percakapan tentang pantai dan sunset dimulai.
"Jadinya kemana?"
"emm.. Bioskop?"
"Lagi bokek"
"Candi prambanan?'
"Waduh ngapain ke candi siang bolong begini"
"mEh nGopOo :("
"Pantai. Fix. nDelok SunZet"
"....." Semua fifty-fifty. Kalau ke pantai, banyak yang harus dipertimbangkan mulai dari estimasi waktu sampai kesana, pantai apa yang mau dikunjungi, ngapain disana, sampai membahas pakaian kami yang nggak cocok sama sekali buat dipake kesana. Tapi, kami semua mau. Walau banyak pertimbangan, ini semua worth to try. Akhirnya agar tidak menghabiskan waktu lebih lama kami langsung memulai perjalanan. 

Kami memutuskan pergi ke daerah gunung kidul karena disana banyak pilihan pantai. Tapi karena penasaran juga akhirnya lokasi yang kami gunakan di GPS adalah bukit Pengilon. Yap, di gambarnya bukit ini oke punya, namun hanya bisa berharap semoga ini sesuai dengan ekspektasi. 

Sunset | Monica Maharani Sitompul

Perjalanan yang sangat memakan waktu. Jauh memang, tapi pemandangan di sekitar jalan syukurnya bisa membunuh kejenuhan didalam mobil. Entah ini musim gugur atau bukan, beberapa pohon di kiri-kanan jalan terlihat gugur. Bebatuan yang ada disekitar juga membuat perjalanan kali ini serasa di Sumba. Keren, namun tetap harus hati-hati karena banyak tikungan yang lumayan tajam, dan juga truk-truk angkutan yang lajunya bukan main.
Sunset | Monica Maharani Sitompul
Sedikit salah jalan, akhirnya kami sampai ke sebuah pantai. Bukan bukit Pengilon memang, tapi tempat ini juga keren. Banyak batu karang disekitar pantai yang bisa membuat tempat ini kelihatan aesthetic. Karena kami datang saat matahari masih ada di ambang, hasil foto-foto jepretannya pun jadi keren punya walau hanya berbekal kamera hp disertai dengan beberapa trik-trik dalam memotret.

pantai | Monica Maharani SItompul

…she remembered watching a summer sunset from this very spot. Not so long ago; just a lifetime.
Sharon Kay Penman.

We had so much fun. Menit-menit terakhir sebelum matahari tenggelam, kami memutuskan untuk menghentikan segala aktivitas yang kami lakukan No gadgets, no taking pictures. Just us, sitting on the rocks and having some conversations. Duduk-duduk sambil menikmati sunset is the best feeling ever. Apalagi ditemani oleh orang-orang yang telah menemaniku selama tiga semester ini. Mencoba untuk lebih memanfaatkan suasana Luhade mulai melontarkan ide gila: bermain Truth or Truth sambil melewatkan sunset. Hmm. What kind of question will they give to me? Should i say the truth? :) 

 i Won't sugarcoat it, but better days are coming. Maybe not today, but eventually. Don't let your whole day ruined by some little things. Think of it as a bad minute, not a bad day, and you’ll be OK. Stress begins when your worry list is longer than your gratitude list. Happiness begins when your gratitude list is longer than your worry list. So find something to be thankful for today. Be sure to appreciate what you’ve got. Be thankful for the little things in life that mean a lot.” 

The Angel Affect

In frame (Exclude me):
-Aloysia Danni Novena Addi
-Ni Luh Made Widya
-Gloriano Kevin Wairo (Cameo)

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Bali, I MISS YOU! | Family Trip to Bali | 2016
Wednesday, October 10, 20180 Comments

BALI | Monica Maharani Sitompul

Guys, actually dulu saya pernah upload blog tentang pengalaman liburan di Bali sama keluarga tahun 2016-2017 kemaren, tapi karena ada beberapa masalah dalam url blognya, akhirnya saya memutuskan buat hapus post itu.......... huh.

Mencoba untuk tidak bersedih, here i am! writing another post about vacay with family hehehe. Ini emang udah agak lama sih liburannya, tepatnya tahun 2016-2017 kemaren, tapi sayang kalo dibuang jadi saya tulis aja disini hehee.

Jadi, berawal dari ibu bapak saya yang sudah pengen dan ngebet ke Bali dari lama dan baru kesampaian 2016 karena bapak acu sayang akhirnya dapet cuti #hazeek. Jadi disini karena kita berempat (mamak bapak kakak dan saya sendiri) terpencar-pencar di tempat yang berbeda maka bapakke memutuskan untuk bagi tugas. Rani, u go reserve the hotel and the flight! , Indah, u ll manage the money for accommodation and consumption. Kurang lebih begitu perintah si bapak, sedangkan mamak bapak saya tinggal santai-santai ae :s

BALI | Monica Maharani Sitompul
J Boutique Hotel Bali
Lanjut cerita, kami kesana tanggal 23 Desember naek maskapai Air Asia. Rencananya sih mau 5 hari disana sekalian merayakan natal. Oke baiklah, sampailah ma hita di Bandara I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali, dan langsung cuz ke hotel yang udah di reserve sebelumnya yaitu J Boutique Hotel. Lokasinya strategis banget sumpah, di jalan Kartika Plaza kuta, deket dari segala akses. Harganya juga waktu itu quite cheap, waktu itu pas desember natal (high demand) harganya sekitar Rp. 1,700,000-an untuk dua kamar + breakfast per harinya, jadi kalo dihitung-hitung cuma buat hotel empat hari habis duit sebesar Rp. 6,8 jutaan. Kamarnya juga super cozy, enak buat nyantai dan foto-foto hehehe. Juga di rooftop nya ada kolam renang buat yang udah bosan berenang di pantai. Service nya juga oke pisan, new towel everyday plus bed yang selalu rapih tiap ditinggal. Sarapannya juga enak dan pemandangannya bagus syekaliiii. Pokoknya good quality dan affordable banget.

BALI | Monica Maharani Sitompul
Ini di dalem kamar, tempat nyantai samping jendela
BALI | Monica Maharani Sitompul
Kalo ini di Kolam renang rooftop, sepi banget :( terakhir kali liat cuma ada beberapa bule yg mandi disini.. hmm.

Kalo ini lounge tempat sarapannya, Makanannya disediain buffe dan enak2 semua, jujur karena bingung milih akhirnya aku ambil semuanya :(

BALI | Monica Maharani Sitompul
ini di our bed sweet bed..... Kapan lagi akur kayak gini yekkan wkwk

Lanjut dari review hotel, hari pertama nyampe Bali kita cuma jalan-jalan sekitar pantai doang. Disekitar jalan kartika Plaza banyak buanget tempat enak buat nongkrong dan makan-makan. Ada juga mall Lippo sama Discovery Mall... Sebenarnya ada juga yang bagus banget, Beach Walk Mall tapi sayang lokasinya 'lumayan' jauh jadinya kita nggak jadi kesana.. heummm... Okelah, karena hari ini sangat melelahkan kita memutuskan untuk istirahat saja, biar terkumpul tenaga buat besok, YAY!

BALI | Monica Maharani Sitompul
pardon my arms guys, itu lengan buat begal.

DAY 2 in Bali, emak w sangat sangat menggebu-gebu dan pengen foto pake baju adat Bali. Wow this is too much for me tapi yaudah lah ya biarkan emak kita berkarya sesukanya. Jadi akhirnya kita cus ke studio foto buat foto sekeluarga pake baju adat Bali. Saya sudah lupa nama tempatnya, tapi yang saya ingat lokasinya bersebrangan sama Hardy's department store. Dan guys, harga foto sekeluarga pake baju adat Bali lumayan Pricey juga, tapi worth it sih. Harganya kurang lebih hampir 2 jutaan untuk sekeluarga, plus make up, cetak foto hard copy dan soft copy, dan pernak pernik yang kita pakai lengkap buat ber-empat dan studio fotonya juga bagus. Not bad, and highly recommended buat yang mau foto disini. Pulangnya mampir Hardy's buat liat-liat karena tempatnya menarik. Disana kita beli snack buat dimakan pas di hotel hahaaha ya begitulah isi otakku cuma makanan doang :(.. Karena dah puas foto-foto dan belanja, akhirnya kami langsung pulang deh. Jadi hari kedua kita nggak begitu ngapa-ngapain, paling malemnya jalan-jalan sepanjang jalan kartika plaza buat nyari makan malem yang enak, walau akhirnya jadi bingung karena semuanya kelihatan enak..

BALI | Monica Maharani Sitompul
my papa trying to enjoy his coffee

DAY 3 in Bali akhirnya kami benar-benar memulai trip gaes! Rencananya sih mau ke semua tempat yang bisa dikunjungi di Bali, That's why it took literally 2 days for us. Bapakke memutuskan untuk menyewa supir pribadi saja dari pada ikut tour, karena katanya kalo ikut tour kesannya kita jadi terikat dan tidak nyaman. Per harinya dengan supir pribadi kita menghabiskan Rp. 600.000,00. Jalan-jalan pertama, off to the north area we go. Museum ogah-ogah boleh juga tuh gaes. Disini banyak sekali patung-patung tokoh pewayangan raksasa. Ada Krisna, Abimanyu, Dewa Wisnu, dan masih banyak lagi.

Setelah bosan bermain dengan para patung tokoh-tokoh pewayangan, perjalanan dilanjutkan kembaliii!. Tujuan selanjutnya adalah Danau Beratan. Who doesn't know this place? tiap kali liat uang 50 ribu kita pasti melihat danau ini. Danaunya sejuk, rindang pula. That's why this is also one of the places that u should visit when u go to Bali. Walau emang tempatnya agak jauh dari yang namanya kota dan keramaian, tapi tetep sih, kalo belum ke sini belum bisa di bilang Ke Bali.

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