Monday, August 10th, 2015

Life is precious.

I can’t show the true suffering that my eldest sister’s enduring at the moment – so I can only show it in a manner that still preserves her dignity and …


Thursday, January 14th, 2010

My expanding pouch

 
Days of culinary tours and snacking have finally produced its toll – my pouch has expanded to an alarming level. Staying with my fourth sister while I was in Bandung …


Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

… just the way you look tonight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPUAHTWQ6Ps
 
The second reception went really well on the 10th of January. Yani and I had the chance to re-experience all of the hecticness and the emotional jitters to ensure that …


Thursday, January 7th, 2010

A whirlwind of trips

 
If the last three days (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) can be summed into a phrase, it would be “planes, trains and automobile”. Yani and I left Singapore on Monday after …


Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Gluttony, glorious gluttony

 
It’s so hard to control yourself when you’re confronted with the variety of food that I cannot find in Australia. Having a lot of siblings means that they also want …


Sunday, May 31st, 2009

“Hallo Bandoeng …”
“Ja moeder, hier ben ik …”

An old highschool friend posted a clip in Facebook last week, highlighting sites and buildings in Bandung in the olden days and how they look like now. Thankfully, a lot …


Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Culture clash

 
My current trip to Indonesia is a bit of a social journey – I haven’t really had any time to relax and enjoy my own company and have a holiday. …


Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Hampura

It’s been a couple of days since I updated my blog – I was in Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam when I posted the last entry. I arrived in Jakarta on late …


Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Paris No More

I’m now in Bandung, my [original] hometown – it’s nice to be back home and meet my parents and the rest of the siblings. I travelled from Jakarta to Bandung …


Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

Indonesia – A Paradise Mismanaged

I returned to Jakarta after spending a week with my parents and most of my siblings. Instead of travelling by train, I travelled by a shared minibus from Bandung. Such …