Posts tagged ‘Indonesia’

 

Update – Heading to Malaysia

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A quick update, tomorrow I’ll be hopping on a plane ride to Malaysia for two weeks in Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Singapore. After a week and half in Bali, I began to ease into the place. The same family at the homestay serving toast and fried egg for breakfast, the morning smiles from the laundry [...]

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How My Lens Snuck a Kiss on Padang Food

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It was love at first shutter snap. While staying in Ubud, Bali, my lens L and I returned numerous times to this one Masakan Padang named Puteri Minang.  As usual, Trip Advisor was the perfect matchmaker between our fervor for street food and local, established culinary wonder few tourists visit.  Like all Padang scattered around town, [...]

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Wayang Kulit – The Shadow Puppets

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My introduction to Wayang Kulit was from the movie “The Year of Living Dangerously” filmed in 1982, starring a young Mel Gibson, Sigorney Weaver and Linda Hunt who gave a brilliant performance as Bill Kwan. But it was Linda’s remarkable narration in the movie opening about the Shadow Puppetry that captivated my attention. The word [...]

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Update – Activities, Unwind, Recharge, Catchup Days in Ubud

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For the last couple of days, I woke up to the sound of rooster at touch of dawn, just a hint of light outside. For the next hour, I set outside of my room and listen to the birds, frogs, sound of sweeping, and watch the owner of the homestay making rounds around the square [...]

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The Misadventure of Mt. Bromo Sunrise Tour

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“Looks like I’m sleeping on the chair tonight” I sigh to myself, looking at bed already paid for, covered with a heavily perfumed bed sheet with obvious questionable stains all over. There wasn’t much of a choice. We’ve just arrived Cemoro Lawang, a town near Mt. Bromo, after 11 hours of bus ride. It’s almost [...]

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