31 March 2013

Pre-departure


19 March 2013

Kebun Raya Bogor




Refreshing time.

18 March 2013

There are some people who I am very grateful to have around me.

17 March 2013

To Be

A chit chat with my friend a couple of days a go made me realize of a few things. Things such as checkpoints and focus. Of how we all should have a projection of ourselves and have mini goals that eventually lead to the final destination.

Each one of us, to reach our goals, might have things to encounter such as obstacles and cluelessness. Then what is the key that keeps you going? One of them could be to have mini goals. These mini goals act as checkpoints to (1) inform us how far have we gone (2) encourage us to keep moving (3) let us know that we are capable of reaching our goals. They are there as a measure and to remind us if we have not been on the right pathway. So have your mini goals that would eventually lead you to what you want to be. They don't have to be impossible, rather they must be logical yet you have to keep your dream alive. 

Once you have your mini goals and a vision of what you want to be, follow the pathway that you've created. This pathway is unique just for you and you only. Don't get distracted nor allured in someone else's dream, for they are not yours. It might work for them but might not on you. So stick to your plan. Getting slow and relaxed at some points are acceptable but keep your pace steady, that is simply so you are ready for unexpected situations might that be good or bad. 

On top of all those, remember, everyone's goals are different hence there is no point of comparing yourself to others. Use people surround you to encourage you to be better, but never follow your fellows just for the sake of not wanting to be left behind. Have your own way.  

13 March 2013

This or that

12 March 2013

Tip Top Medan



Tip Top (was Jang Kie) was established in 1929 and still exist until the present days. During that era, the colonialists were overwhelmed by the heat of Medan. As how colonialists everywhere would do, they wanted to set up a place where they can feel more like home. Hence, an ice cream parlor was built and it was a hit.

If now you go to Medan and visit Tip Top, please try their ice cream, nasi goreng spesial Tip Top and bistik lidah. Our palates were satisfied. 

09 March 2013

Grün

Grün
2013

Grün is a reconditioned old furniture. It is inspired by the industrial era, conveyed by emphasizing on its bent steel tubes as the main feature of the side table. Painted in green to blend with its surrounding and topped with naturally finished timber top.

05 March 2013

Intense Dwelling

Houses in Medan are meant to be vertical. They are built as upright as possible. This reminds me of Amsterdam's housing. The length and height of the house don't matter, it is the width that defines the tax they have to pay.