Selasa, 28 November 2017

Series I watch

Let's put Korean drama aside, because that doesn't count. That is still the first list hehe

But, I watch another series. Here are the series I watch :

Friends.

  
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It is old but I don't know why I love this series since I was at uni. It was once on TV. But recently I watch it from season 1. Now I am on season 4 of it. This series is just crazy. Like a real life and show me a lot of things that I feel it just happen now but actually it already happen years ago. I just simply like it and I slowly like Chandler and Joey haha. And of course the 'I'll be there for you'. What is crazy thing is they got paid USD 21,000/episode in their first season and the last season they get paid USD 1 Milion per episode. Crazy huh?

The Flash.

 
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I am in love with Barry Allen. Well the one in this series, not the one in Justice League. I was kinda disappointed by that because that is not Barry that I want to see lol. Season 1 and 2 was great for me, now I am on season 3 and kind of uhmm well... yea maybe I can leave it for awhile to continue Friend series haha. But I will keep watching it for sure.

The Handmaid's Tale


Well I got stuck in episode 5 season 1. Dunno why thatt episode like disappear. Yea you can watch it and have to pay for it. Doesn't matter but please don't use credit card for that. I am sick of applying credit card uh. So I still looking for the complete episode. It's on season 2 now. I definitely rely on my bestie to download it for me lol.

How To Get Away With Murders.

 
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This is crazy. I like this series. I watched the season 1 and so damn great to confuse me, to guess who are the real murder but end up guessing it wrong behh. I am so curious with the season 2 yeay. I like that gay one lol

Grey's Anatomy.

  
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First time I watch the 4 episodes of this series when I fly to Dubai - Istanbul. And it makes me curious. I will continue to watch this soon. It is make me want to compare how American series about doctor's life and Korean series about doctor's life. But still, seems I have to watch all season of friends first lol.


Game of Thrones.

  
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Guess all of you know this series huh? I was stuck on season 1. Didn't continue season 2 because it was too brutal haha but I plan to continue this series. I am on season 2 while it is now going to season 7 I think.


Big Bang Theory.

  
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I still trying to watch this series. Tried first episode and was like 'Uhmmm what are they talking about?'. But it challenge me because a lot of people love to see this series.

Well.. there is one series that I watched with HJ. I forgot the title haha but it was good one. Now it is on season 2. And hey I miss to watch series with you sayang 😋
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Kamis, 23 November 2017

Gagal Diving

 

I was doubting for awhile to take diving course because : I can't swim properly, I am afraid of deep down underwater (because it is dark), and I am afraid of accidentally meet the sharks.

But then I said yes for that. Why? Because this experience you couldn't take when you have babies lol. At least I tried to open to a new thing that I was so afraid of. Lebih tepatnya parno sih.

We spent our first day watched video about diving, explanation and this and that. Dry. Well.. I mean you sit down for hours, watching and listening to diving theories and stuff. Dry, tiring, and make us sleepy after lunch. Kinda slow for that... because we stop it when we saw deer approaching us and focus on taking photo of them 😜 and also it consist of 5 parts and loonngg.

 

 

So first day, exhausted and fun 😛

Second day, supposed to practice in a pool for whole theory we watched, but end up only 2 parts (incomplete pula). Why? Again, here, it is me, slow slow.

Well.. first she taught us to install the SCUBA stuff. Getting to know the function of each part then install it for 5 times. Bongkar pasang begitu. After that, she ask us to swim for 300m without stop and floating for 10 minutes. WOWOWOWOWOWWWW WAIT! I can swim but have problem with breathing. Then she gave me complete stuff for snorkeling and I did it. Took more than 15 minutes to control myself with those stuff and fin and 300 meters means I have to swim around the swimming pool for 10 times. I did it. I made it. TBH I kinda proud of myself lol.

 
belajar nyembur air dalam snorkel, yang tekniknya sama kek nyembur pake SCUBA 

Next is floating. Behhh..... susah men. I was like 'uhmm hemm it is not easy for me'. 15 minutes they teach me how to float, surprisingly I can do it. I did it for first 5 minutes then HJ tease me so I tease him back then I sink lol. So I have to do it from the beginning again uhh yea so I float for 15 minutes haha.

 
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After that, we were trying our SCUBA stuff. Learn how to breathing from that thing because when we dive don't stop breathing. We have to keep breathing, never hold it. Semakin dalam menyelam, semakin cepat habis gas yang kita gunakan untuk bernapas.

We also learn about sign language under water. That was easy. Then learn how to share the air we have, and other skills. And then it's time to dive with those complete stuff. GOD! I must have some hearing problems that day, it really give me pain in first meter I dive. They dont have it. So the pressure make it worse. I gave up and the training done for that day. Was also caused by thunder and raining after lunch, so we did our written exams. We always have exams afterwards.

Surprisingly, at night, I get cough. I don't really know why. I wonder if it is caused by the SCUBA but HJ and Jenny (instructor) have no problem with that. Next day it get worse. Cough, sore throat, even now when I am writing this I still have cough. We decided not doing the course that day. I need to get rest and see if its getting better or worse. But still, worse even little bit fever. So I gave up. Then we change the plan.

  
our lunch. HJ pesen ayam sambal matah, saya pesen gado-gado tapi setengah porsi gado-gadonya pindah tempat ke box sebelah

We did Balinese massage lol, and snorkeling next day in Menjangan island. So yea, I did snorkeling and saw the baby sharks. GOD it was so amazing to see them like face to face, hmmm boong sih, I was right above them. It scare me out  really... then they go away and I was like fiuhhh thank god. But that was surprising me and amazing haha (meskipun sebenernya mereka nggak bakal gigit kita sih).

Unfortunately there are some plastic there when we snorkel. Not that much but some is already annoys me, and of course distract me and made me feel 'is this shark who touch me????' haha... Anyway I saw a lot of blue sea stars and I want to take em home 😃

 
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So yea... We didn't get to finish my diving class, but we got credits for what we did two days before. So we just need to continue the class later. We don't need to start it from the beginning again. I hope that it can be done in future 😇
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Menyatu Bersama Menjangan

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Hore! Udah ketemu suami, udah fully charged. Hmmm nggak ding, nggak full banget soalnya saya sakit 😢

Tanggal 11 kemarin, HJ pilih untuk terbang langsung ke Bali. Dubai - Bali, rencananya sih pake Emirates tapi jam yang masuk akal itu Singapore air, jadilah pake SQ.

Stopover singkat di Singapore, dia berburu tas yang udah lama diincar di Dubai ternyata sold out, nemu di Spore. Thanks to Desi dan Andri yang udah mau muter buat ngecek availability nya tas itu. Nah saya nyampe Bali jam 10 pagi, HJ nyampe jam 11. Kata dia antri customnya panjang banget, jadi nunggu gitu, sejam kok ndak keluar-keluar ya... ternyata kopernya ga kebawa. Dua jam ditunggu tetep nggak ada kopernya. Akhirnya dia bikin laporan ke SQ kalo kopernya nggak keangkut. Yaudah deh saya nunggu lamaan lagi ya, eh tiba-tiba dia nongol geret kopernya juga. Untungnya kopernya diangkut penerbangan dari Singapore ke Bali yang nyampe jam 12. Tapi karena delay itu dia dapet kompensasi 500ribu, sembari bilang 'Wow, I got five red ones for the delay of my suitcase'.

Pak supir dari hotel telah menanti yang ntah mulai jam berapa, yang jelas dari Menjangan ke Denpasar itu jauh!

Setelah semua fix, kita langsung menuju hotel di Menjangan karena kita ambil PADI Diving course (Open water) sama Blue Season di Menjangan. Sekitar 5 jam dari Denpasar menuju Pemuteran. Bener-bener jauh dan malesnya kalo ke Bali ya gini ini. Segala-gala effortnya gede.

Setelah lima jam...

Sunset, kita langsung diturunkan di Lobi, yang kebetulan tempatnya di lantai satu Bali Bistro Tower.

Bali Bistro tower

 
itu gunung Ijen 

Jadi begini intinya, hotel ini letaknya di dalem hutan yang banyak menjangannya dan juga monyetnya, dan hewan-hewan lainnya. Saya nggak nyangka sih. Tempatnya asik banget, tenang, damai (kecuali pas keluarga monyet datang berkunjung).


 


 

Kebetulan kamar kita di upgrade ke beach villa, jadi semacem bungalow ngadep ke pantai gitu deh ya. Oh iya nama hotelnya The Menjangan. Letaknya bener-bener pisah dari mana-mana. Jadi jarak dari lobi ke bungalow kita itu 1,5 km an. Kalo mau jalan ke restoran, atau ke tempat lain, bisa dianter kendaraan khusus sana. Hotelnya juga mengusung konsep eco friendly yang sedotan aja nggak pake plastik (berujung kita beli 5 potong sedotan ini).

 
kamar dari depan menghadap pantai

 
pantai lagi surut

 

 

 
salam malam yang selalu berganti-ganti

 

 

 
balkon

 
beach club - maksudnya yang mau berjemur disini monggo... gw mah ogahhh

Lima hari disana, yang seharusnya dipake buat diving course tapi malah nggak jadi karena hari kedua setelah latihan pake SCUBA mendadak saya sakit tenggorokan dan batuk demam pilek. Nggak asik buat diving, lebih tepatnya kalo pilek nggak boleh diving sih. Akhirnya kita snorkeling aja di sekitar Pulau Menjangan. Uh helloooo I saw the baby sharks there 😚

 
sunset at Jetty

Di sekitar beach villa, dimana bungalow kita berada, ada Pantai Restoran, pusat diving juga disekitar situ, ada pula Jetty tempat yang yaaa oke lah buat berjemur buat para pengejar kulit tanned (bukan gw ya) dan juga disitu tempat snorkeling meskipun yang diliat nggak banyak, juga pusatnya water sport.

 

 

 

 


Hotel ini juga menyediakan horse riding buat yang pengen nyobain naek kuda. Ada juga mangrove spa, tempat pijetnya bener-bener di sekitaran mangrove. Jadi satu bilik untuk 2 orang menghadap ke pantai.

Tempatnya asik kok, alami banget, cuman ya isolated banget. Karena kampung terdekat pun jaraknya 15 menit dari hotel. Jadi mau nggak mau harus makan disana, no other option. Tapi cocok banget buat relaksasi. Bangun pagi-pagi, udah ada rusa di depan kamar. Siang dikit, udah banyak monyet kejar-kejaran rebutan kelapa. Mandinya outdoor diliatin squirrel dari kejauhan. Sarapan pagi bisa sambil liatin ikan-ikan yang renangnya keatas kebawah dibawah  meja kita. Sambil liat orang mancing ditengah laut sih dengan warna kapal yang kuning super mencolok.

Tapi karena musim hujan kali ya, jam 1 siang udah mulai deh hujan deres banget sampe malem. Malemnya lebih sering rintik-rintik. Jadi bawaanya pengen tidur terus 😄

Hotel ini mengusung tema ramah lingkungan yang hmmm botol air putih aja pakai yang kaca, sejenis equil gitu. Trus ada botol yang bisa dipakai untuk penghuni kamarnya, bisa diisi air dimanapun yang ada di resort. Ada pula recycled plastic bag untuk mengangkut semua barang kita buat snorkeling atau diving atau apapun sih terserah. Sebisa mungkin tempat ini mengurangi penggunaan plastik.



 

 

 
saya masih jatuh cinta sama reusable straw ini

Restoran yang ada disana pun menyediakan makanan sehat. Mana ada nasi putih? Nggak ada, yang ada nasi merah dan aku bukan fans berat nasi merah. Roti pun gandum. Setiap sebelum makan selalu dikasih mini jus sehat yang kalo pas sih enak dan menyehatkan, kalo nggak pas yaaa cukup sehat aja tapi nggak enak-enak bangett. HJ mah pemakan segala. Enak nggak enak kalo itu sehat pasti diembat.

 

 

 
roti gandum

 
nasi merah goreng 

 
paket lunch untuk diving course, memang plastik tapi bisa digunakan berkali-kali. Bukan kertas minyak maupun sterofoam yang sekali pakai.

Kita pun membicarakan tentang menggilanya plastik di Indonesia ini. Bener-bener ya, kita harus sudah mengurangi penggunaan plastik. Kasian lho alamnya. Bumi makin menua, dan makin kusam dengan plastik-plastik sampah kita. 

Yuk mari kurangi penggunaan plastik! Untuk masa depan yang lebih baik 😄
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Rabu, 08 November 2017

Merinding di Basilica Cistern

 
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Basilica cistern has become one of the spookiest place for me. If you see the pictures on google search, you will think like 'Oh wow nice.. yellowish inside'. In fact, it is dark. DARK. For me who have a bad sight, it is dark. Imagine you are having a candle light dinner (atau nyalain lilin sebiji pas mati lampu demi menerangi satu rumah gede).

I went there two times. First with HJ, second time with parents in law. Ticket was Lira 20.

First impression was 'wow... great... wow...' and then 'uhh why is so dark here?' then 'pakkkkkkk auh my feet hit something. I barely see anything' (Lebay sih). But it was like that. Did you watch Inferno? This place is on Inferno's scene. (I didn't watch Inferno actually, I knew it from HJ lol).

It is impressive inside. A water tank, uhmm yea let say water tank, underground water tank was built around 3rd and 4th century. It is located close to Ayasofya, around 5-10 mins walking. Especially the exit is really close to ayasofya entrance.

Why they build this cistern? Of course because they need water lol. Okay ya they smart enough and built reservoirs. Oh this Basilica Cistern isn't the only one, this one only the biggest one from hundred of cisterns. As the story goes... a lot to sacrifice to build this cistern (iya semacem candi pembangunan rel kereta api di Jawa kala itu lah ya... banyak korban).

First thing you will see inside this cistern is a photo booth 😛 They rent out the dresses of old Constantine and make photo for that. It cost around USD 10-20 I believe (I was converting the currency to IDR and have an idea it was around 200-300k). We just leave and continue the trip. Ah don't worry they accept credit card lol. It's modern tho (not in 3rd century anymore lol).

Now the path you gonna walk is little bit darker. Ah yeah the most bright spot was that photo booth. So here you might have limited visibility as I was (maklum mata empat). They have lights but not that bright (mungkin cuman 5 watt aja), so if you wan't to take photo here then you should bring a good camera, or camera with flashlight, or whatever you need to make it brighter. It was actually good spot to take photo.

This place still have water there, filled up maybe 30cm only. There are some fish as well.

Uh yeah lets keep walking...

Next you will see the pillar with the same pattern as you see here. They said this is the delineation of workers there who died during constructing this cistern. Their tears. And believe it or not, water is coming out from this pillar. That is why they said this is the tears of the workers, they cry. Uhmm... yea those story happen in almost every old places hehe.

Then... walk a bit further, you gonna see medusa. Eits! Don't worry. Only the statue. Not the real medusa. But hey to be honest first time came there I was thinking that medusa was alive and I have to be careful because they can turn me into the stone if I see the medusa right on their eyes 😂. Until I saw it with my own eyes that it was only statue, that turns 90 degree, 180 degree and I was thinking who did that, and for what. No idea. Well.. there is the story for that but you can google it 😝

 
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They still restored some part of this cistern. The opposite part of entrance (which is exit part) is under renovation. It keeps on renovation work I think. At the exit way, you will find a survey about your experience there (cuman tombol doang pake emoji haha), and a flyer about Basilica cistern and written in several languages (couldn't find in Indonesian).

Personal feeling, this cistern give me ghost bump. I felt like there are a lot of kuntilanak hanging around there in each pillar up there 😂 first time was that spooky but second time it was ok.

Nanti lah saya update lagi kalo flyer nya ketemu. Flyernya masih fly somewhere ini. And didn't take too many photos inside. 
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