Rukun Agawe Sentosa

Have an opportunity to representing North Sumatra in this national event. This event held every 4 years by PATRIA (Pemuda Theravada Indonesia). If you follow this blog from the first, you will remember that I ever join this tournament 4 and 8 years ago. But this year, I move to North Sumatra team, not my hometown (Lampung) anymore.

Pekan Olahraga & Seni Nasional (Porseni)
September 24th-27th, 2015
at Surakarta (Solo), Central Java

Theme: Rukun Agawe Sentosa
which means harmony brings peace.

There are 11 kinds of competition that competed in this event, including sports and arts. I thought I can play badminton and joined the tournament. But at this national level, I'm just like a little piece of cake and lost :(

It's not about winning. I'm already prepared for my lost since the first time. I tried and did my best to play badminton. This isn't my specialization. Ya you know, you can't be good and so multi-talented in every kind of sports. Hahaha, sorry I'm not your favorite badminton athlete...

The best part of joining this kinda national event is you could keep in touch with another contingents from around Indonesia. As reunion event and get some new friends from Sumatra to NTB. Sharing and listening their stories about life, religion spirits, and organization problems. I feel the experience, the euphoria. Something that we can't get just by sitting around at home.

Then, the game is not over...

A masal insanity. Party all night long. The yellow unites us all!
Congratulation Banten as the general champion for this season! See ya at the next Porseni 4 years later...

We had the first flight at the morning, then continued to travel along Yogyakarta-Solo road. We stopped by Borobudur and Mendut temple.

Some competition located at Vihara Dharma Sundara, one of the big beauty temple in Solo. When supporting another participants, we take time to catch these photos.

Actually, I'm not a mall person. But no doubt I'm a snack and culinary hunter. So, we make an sibling's escape to go craving for street food carnival in front of Paragon Mall.
Recommended dish: lekker!
For night escape, I recommend 'wedang jahe' as my favorite Javanese drink. It can be modified to be milk jahe with honey also. Very good for your body and health.

As you know, Surakarta also known as the city of culture. There are many historical place, built several centuries ago that still existing. One of the famous is Keraton Surakarta. It was a great dynasty in it's era. Divided into 4 gates with wind's direction: north, east, south, and west. It's an old building with a touch of classic, and don't know why I feel the magical aura inside.

Rhythm of The Sea

Listen to the rhythm of the sea...
Telling me just what a grateful I've been!

We went to Tangkil Island, Lampung on the last summer. Me, Like, Thomas, and our beloved father who faithfully accompanied us. Every year, it takes place at a time where my mind is full of high summer memories to keep on telling, especially my travel diary. But I almost have no spare time these current days, so let me share some beach photos from my gallery.

Blue skies, sparkling water, shady mangrove, and white sand. Walking barefoot across the white-sand of this island might make you feel like you are in one of the chicest luxury spas... Beach can always keep my mood in the highest level. Thanks God, I live in archipelago country!

This is what we call 'paradise dreaming'. If only I could live my perfect dream life, I'd be in a casual top every single day, enjoy reading some lifestyle magazines on a balcony overlooking my own private beach. Hmmm but as I said, that's just a DREAM life~

To go to the island, you need to rent a wooden boat for go and take you back after a few hours, or in some case they just want you to pay for each person. At holiday season, I think the cost is more expensive than usual. Luckily if there's many peoples want to go there, you can share the boat and of course it can lower the cost.

So many high fives, laughs, cheers, and smiles we shared all around. So many sunsets we've just been over washed with joy. Aaahh, I miss my summer time already >.<
See you on the next holiday trip!

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Almost Win

17th IMT-GT (Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Growth Triangle) Varsity Carnival
August 18 - 24th, 2015
at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Sintok, Kedah

Opening Ceremony

This varsity carnival is held annually and the host is chosen alternately the three participating countries. UUM is chosen to be the host for this 17th edition of carnival.
My pleasure to be back! Even I have to leave my clinical life for a while. This is my second time playing tennis in Malaysia, after 3 years ago in 2012 at Perlis. Both cities aren't any different. Notice that their tagline is 'University in the green forest', and it's totally true. I can't see something better besides the green grass, hills, or even monkeys around.

There's always the new experience in every IMTGT events I've joined. This year, we just have 5 of us, women tennis team who goes. The men tennis team didn't go, because some troubles happened. We have no choice, we need to be strong to carry on with the coach beside us and have our heavy backpack at our back.

Believe it or not, after six straight years of joining this kinda tournament, I know what I like and don't like to wear when it comes to the fashion part of it all. I choose the blue color dominance to be mixed.


I play singles all the time, and I think it's such a challenging for me who always play in double match for many years. I have to play by myself, struggling alone, and have to had a self-reliance. It shouldn't be a burden remember that I raised and educated to play single. But in fact, it's a different situation, mental and physically.

We lost in quarterfinal from UiTM who becoming the champion at the end. At least, we can have a good tournament without winning, as well... It isn't always about winning, more than that we got a lot of experiences, learn many about team strategy and mentally better. Do you know that we didn't lost, we were just almost win :p
To seize the days of this positive week, we're just strolling around, borrow the bicycle, making some new friends, and supporting another USU team to reach the final match.

Then in the last day, we had exploring UUM complex by bike. It's really a pretty cool and peaceful university, a great place to study and have the good achievement in academic or non-academic side. Because there's no hangout place or public transportation to go. Hmmm~

Thank you for having us, UUM!

Next year (2016) will be the turn for Rajamangala University of Technology Sri Vijaya, Thailand. Hopefully I have many more years in front of me. I’m going to try to push my own limits and see how I can really go:)