Human as a Code.

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Or humanizing human by looking at human as a human? Or maybe, SELF: questioning the idea of human?

I don’t know, this is just another midnight muse that won’t let me go until I words-vomit it. I have been on this for most midnights the past week. So if you are going to read this, sorry not sorry for the confusion later on. It’s a messy, jumbled thought. You are warned. Continue reading

Hi ~ long time no see.

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Just an hour ago, without any preamble, I received an email with that subject. One can guess the content of the letter right away. But I am not talking about the content. (It’s just a simple “hello, do you still remember me? Since I am able to use email now as it’s usually prohibited, I thought to contact you and let you know why I haven’t contacted you since last time.”) However short and cliche it sounds, it’s a sweet gesture. Especially considering the effort she has to endure to be able to send one electronic mail.

I met her only for short hours on a dormitory room in a hostel last year in Taipei. We didn’t talk much, nothing passed the initial introduction conversation when one meets fellow travelers. We stayed in contact for a month after separating our way, but then, one year later, now, we are talking again. A short conversation about trivial things. However, it did make life a notch brighter.

I am not sure why I wanted to share the moment here in this blog, but somehow I felt that it is noteworthy. When you actually feel like a fleck of dust lost among scattered stars, eventually you will find that you aren’t actually lost and there is someone somewhere, maybe a familiar stranger, wondering for your (well-)being, even only for a blink of nameless face flash-back.

#ThaiTrip, Here is the Tip! – Lodging in Chiang Mai

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Traveling and lodging come in one package, right? So, here was the inn which housed us in Chiang Mai. Since the four of us were not fussy on having the great-with-stars kind of hotel, so we went for those which offered excellent values–meaning: great location (near the food and transportation!), basic facilities: B&B! (we would rather bed and bathroom than bed and breakfast!) and, since we did mind our budget, great price (read: cheap, cheap, cheap!). If you are looking for the same things, you might want to check this out.

Lodging in Chiang Mai: Naruncha Green House


TTM Plus One with GOI, the kind and funny Naruncha Green House owner! Thank you for the excellent hospitality ❤

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#ThaiTrip, Here is the Tip! – Motorbike Renting

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Photo: Debby

Photo: Debby


The driver of the day! We were proud of ourselves hah!

The reason we rented motorbikes was because we wanted to move around freely rather than getting rushed by and not enjoying ourselves if we took some tour. The destination we wanted to go was Doi Inthanon National Park which housed Thailand’s tallest peak at 2,565 metres above the sea level!

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#ThaiTrip, Here is the Tip! – Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok Train Trip

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TTM Plus One in front of the famous Golden Toilet at Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai! credit: Debby

A little detail before I go on the tips. You shall know that this trip…

… happened on 3-12 June 2014.
… was a four-persons trip: it’s TTM Plus One!
… was all around Chiang Mai and Bangkok.

Details on what happened on the trip shall prevail after this post, if I got the time to work on it. Now, for the accommodation tips on schedule and fares for Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Bangkok Train Trip you might want to know!

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Candi Muaro Jambi: An Almost-Neglected History (Jan 24, 2014)

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Me at one of the temples in Candi Muaro Jambi compounds

The place is around one-plus hour ride from the airport, assuming the average speed of the vehicles is 60-70km/h. That time at the entrance we were told to pay IDR 15.000 for entrance fee. It was not clear whether that amount was meant for 3 person (IDR 5.000 per person), or two motorbikes that we rode. We were not given any ticket whatsoever, the guards just let us inside with a smile after we paid. We were not given any brochures or maps, too. Those guards said that they had been out-of-print. Oh, well.

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Mahato: Glimpses of Life in the Palm Plantation

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So, the smoke that plagued the center of Sumatra weeks ago, which I heard has subsided now thanks god, reminded me of my trip with dad to a place call Mahato in Riau. Was there on 27 February-1 March, 2014. This post was a midnight contemplation to get my mind off from other stuffs, so enjoy.

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