• Bekasi,  Brighton,  England,  Indonesia,  Sussex Wanderer,  United Kingdom,  WhatsUp

    After England

    It has been 5 weeks since my daughter Nadya and I moved back home to Indonesia from England. Reverse culture shock? Surprisingly, not really. While culture shock is the emotional distress to cope with the new environment, reverse culture shock is known as the psychological depress when returning back home. In the first three weeks, I was busy finishing my dissertation. Although I was already in Indonesia, my study hadn’t ended yet. I could focus on studying even better at home because of the available support systems around me. For example, my parents often delivered us delicious homemade meals or I could order it online at a very affordable price,…

  • Moms on the Road,  WhatsUp

    Footage 2016

    It is not too late to say Goodbye 2016, isn’t it? As I wrote here last year, I wanted to go to minimum 12 Indonesian cities in 2016… and I made it! I am quite happy with my traveling achievement 2016: Penang, Malaysia. Just me and husband, much like honeymoon. Korea, solo traveling ha! Aceh (Lhokseumawe and Takengon), during Ied Fitri holiday. East Java (Surabaya, Batu, Malang), for my daughter’s 2nd birthday. Bali, for a business trip. Lembang, for my birthday. Singapore, for a friend’s wedding. This was my daughter’s first oversea trip. Lembang again, for a friend’s wedding. Central Java (Semarang, Solo, Ambarawa, Dieng, Purwokerto), our first road trip…

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    Footage 2015

    In 2014, I did not travel much because of my pregnancy and then having a baby. In 2015, finally I could do some traveling mostly in the second half of the year when my baby already turned one. This is the list of my footage in 2015: Hyderabad, India. I went there for business trip but I got one whole day to explore the city and the foods. Singapore. After Hyderabad, I had 3 free days to travel. Many people warned how traveling in India was not safe for solo woman traveler. So, I did not extend my stay in India. I decided to extend my stay in Singapore instead,…