Sabtu, 03 Maret 2018


Tadi pagi saya dibangunkan oleh teman saya yang tiba-tiba chat saya mengirimkan sebuah link video. Sebuah lagu jepang berjudul ゆらゆら ( Yu ra Yu ra). Sembari dia bilang "Hidup kamu selucu ini ngga?". Setengah tidur, saya buka videonya. Bianglala, apartemen minimalis khas jepang, eskrim di taman ria, kereta, dan stasiun sukses bikin saya flashback ke dua tahun lalu. waktu patah hati, entah yang ke berapa juta kalinya selama 8 tahun pacaran. 

Persis seperti di videoclip ゆらゆら, saya patah hati, bangun tidur sambil setengah bengong masih berusaha mencerna sebenarnya saya ini ngapain sih. Setelah kira-kira 30 menit guling-guling dikasur sambil pelukin teddy bear, saya sikat gigi, mandi, beres-beres apartemen, pergi ke arah stasiun sambil mampir sebentar beli sarapan onigiri isi ebi mayo sama milk tea di family mart. 

Selalu otomatis di saat saya sedang sedih, saya pasti menuju Harborland. Taman hiburan mini dekat dari apartemen saya, sekitar 10 menit dan hanya berjarak satu stasiun saja dari apartemen. Saya beli eskrim, pergi ke museum anpanman, lihat-lihat bazar, dan berakhir duduk di bianglala sendirian. Antrian bianglala diisi oleh pasangan-pasangan dan beberapa ibu-ibu bawa anak, dan untuk pertama kalinya di jepang saya merasa awkward berada di suatu tempat sndirian. Biasanya banyak orang di Jepang melakukan kegiatan di ruang publik sendirian. Pergi ke restoran, ke cafe, di kereta, even ke tempat hiburan pun banyak yang sendirian. Tapi ternyata memang tidak ada yang naik bianglala sendirian (Lol)

Biarpun begitu, malunya antri sndirian ketika akan naik bianglala terbayar oleh pemandangan Kobe yang disuguhkan dari atas bianglala. Itu adalah kali kedua saya naik bianglala di harborland. Kali pertama adalah di malam tahun baru dan saat itu saya terlalu takut sendirian di dalam bianglala yang goyang-goyangnya super ga santai, sampai sampai saya video call ke indonesia demi minta ditemani sampai saya turun dari bianglala. Kali kedua ini, saya tidak setakut waktu pertama. Setiap kali akan ada guncangan, saya akan memperbaiki posisi duduk ke tengah, kemudian meyibukkan diri dengan kamera hape saya. Sama seperti patah hati saya. Ini bukan kali pertama, sama sedihnya, tapi saya tidak menangis seperti kali pertama dan rasanya cukup bisa meng handle kesedihan saya. 

2 kali putaran bianglala cukup memberi waktu saya untuk mencerna keadaan saya saat itu. Turun dari bianglala, sedih saya belum hilang tapi saya tahu bahwa saya pasti akan survive. life has its ups and downs, i just need to hang in there. Hal paling berat saat itu adalah saya sendirian, tidak punya teman dekat, tidak ada keluarga di dekat saya. Hal paling menghibur hanyalah pekerjaan saya yang terlampau menyenangkan. Setelah pulang dari kantor saya bisa lari ke Harborland untuk melihat bianglala dan saya rasa itu cukup membuat otak saya sibuk dan lupa kalau sedang patah hati.

Setelah puas menaiki bianglala dan berputar-putar di Harborland hari itu, saya mampir beli takoyaki untuk makan malam, dan akhirnya memutar Friends seperti biasanya. Saya ingat waktu itu saya nonton berepisode-episode Friends sampai tertidur.

and that's how i survived from broken heart. Yes, it sucks, but it's not the end of the world, huh?


Hari ini, 2 tahun setelah kejadian itu saya patah hati lagi. Sayangnya hari ini saya sedang duduk di depan laptop bersama tumpukan tugas kuliah saya dan tidak ada bianglala di sekitar saya.

心配させてね. もう一度だけ :)

Minggu, 07 Agustus 2016

A Journey to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Did you ever sat on your couch on a school holiday, waiting for an owl comes to your house with an envelope marked Hogwart's logo ? Well, i did. Actually I still do sometimes, when i'm in the middle of bad day at work, lots of paperworks that make me want to quit the job and said "Fuck these shits, i'm going to hogwarts !" eventho I'm already on my mid 20s. Lol.

But then again, the envelope never came and you need to go back to reality and face your whole-damn-boring life......................................until this February. I found this magical place in Japan.

At the end of 2015, I never thought that Hogwarts was really exist until i saw one of my friend photos in instagram and saw the pictures of hogwarts and butterbeer. I was so happpyyyy to find out that Universal Studio Japan has their own area for Hogsmeade and Hogwarts. A magnificent area reproducing the world from Harry Potter stories on an overwhelming scale and with meticulous attention to the details. It was like all of sudden, your dream comes true! You dont need an owl to enter hogwarts, you only need 7.000 yen the to enter the wholeeeeee magnificent Hogsmeade and Hogwarts Castle. Yes i know it's quite expensive but totally worth it. The price is for the whole parks in Universal Studio Japan, not only the Harry potter. I could cryyy with tears of joy for the rest of my life !

Hogwarts Castle

Dont you want to ride Hogwarts express?

Let's go!

Obligatory selfie! Me in front of Olivanders.
Owl Post and Owlery

Inside The Owl Post and Owlery

ZONKO's ! who doesnt want extendable ears for eaves dropping? ;)

Honey Dukes, Heavenly place for Candies and chocolate. 

Bertie bott's every-flavour beans 

The famous Butterbeer !!

Inside The Three Broom Stick. Let's get some lunch!
What's your favourite?

Shepperd's Pie and Pumpkin Juice

Did you remember whose flying car is this?
Pumpkin Juice's Stall
Hagrid's House

The details were very overwhelming. You could buy a glass of butterbeer, and it was taste good! *cries*, You could go to Olivanders wand shop and experience buying your own wand, You could eat lunch at Three Broomstick or just go to the hogshead for some casual butterbeer drink. You could buy your own hogwarts robe and choose which house do you like (Slytherin, Hupplepuff, Ravenclaw or Gryffindor). You could shop many types of candies and chocolates at Jonko's and Honey dukes.

Actually, I can hardly describe it in words very well, you will know what i'm feeling if you could be there!


Senin, 28 Maret 2016

Hello, M.

As i said yes 7 years ago, under the sky full of star at the terrace of my house. I could remember our happy faces and how you held on my hand that day. Which you still did now.

But, Further along I could see how I wished That I knew how to stop time. So our random talk and hug would never stop too.

Sabtu, 19 Maret 2016

Zao Fox Village

I had a bussiness trip around tohoku last week and after finished the event, I decided to visit the cutest village on earth which is take place in Tohoku area! It was a Fox Village in Miyagi prefecture. Actually, I Just heard about it before, but never passed in my mind that i would visit that place for real because it was very very very very far from Kobe. But yeah finally I got the chance to see these surreal creatures! *crying happily*

It took almost 2 hours by shinkansen from tokyo to Shiroishizao station. After arrived safely in the station, we caught a cab to the hill for 20 minutes trip (cost 4000 yen for taxi-ride). Althought, it was cheaper to take a bus from Shiroishi station ( Shiroishizao station is only for Shinkansen), but we missed the bus so we prefer to took a cab. Anyway, You could easily get the information about the village from the information center in the station. Some of the staff will recomend you to call the taxi again when you want to go back to the station from the village. So you need to write down the cab driver's phone number. But, Actually, the owner of the fox village will kindly help you to order taxi or show you the schedule of the bus. It was easy to get in and get out the village.

Honestly, I was really scared at first. Because I always scared of dog (i had these kind of childhood traumatic), and i thought that Fox will be quite similar. But I forced myself to visit the fox village. It was simply because i always thought that Fox was so surreal and i'm curiously want to meet those creatures, despite how scared i am. It was totally worth it! The fox wasnt scary at all, turns out, they were soooooo sooo cute!! i want to pet 'em so bad, but indonesia's weather is sunny all the time, the fox wouldnt be able to live, tho. Additionally,  It is better to come on winter because you could see snow covering all over the places. The combination of the red fox color and the snow will perfectly good in a camera frame!


Senin, 18 Januari 2016


As i mentioned before, that since december 2015 I have started my life in japan till the next 9 months. I was an intern in NPO +arts to study about disaster Risk Reduction education and how to design some program, games, and tools related to disaster education for children. NPO+arts office is in the same building with KIITO Creative and Design center in Kobe. For several project related to design and disaster, NPO+arts will colaborating and develop the same program. And how could i ended up here? well, it's a long story, tho. I will keep it for another time. Lol. :p
Right now, i would like to tell to you how surprise i am with my new office :p

At first, i thought that my office will be small but homey since it was a NGO (non Governmental Organization), and related to disaster. i thought that it would be so messy with things about disaster preparation, and the people who work there will mostly an outdoor people who ready anytime anywhere become volunteer when disaster comes. But, Woopsie, it was wrong. Turns out that this office building was a heritage building. The former 'Kobe Raw Silk Testing Center' was renovated and opened in August, 2012 as The 'Design and Creative Center Kobe'.

As An half-Architect and half-designer, I found this place was so interesting and artsy. They turn the old building into an artsy place! I really love that idea. Additionally, they also have a really cute Cafe called KIITO Cafe and their interior design were so cool. 

Main entrance of The Building

Me and the leftover of KIITO's BE KOBE Meeting
The view from the afternoon


Did you just love the Ambience of this Cafe? :)

Another Corner of KIITO Cafe
I love how they turn things into table

And the People in the cafe was so nice and friendly :)
had lunch with My Senpai from the Office

Today's Special

KIITO Second floor


Senin, 28 Desember 2015

A late afternoon stroll in Kobe

I'm officially moving to Japan since a month ago. I lived in Kobe, the capital city of Hyogo prefecture in Kansai Area. About 30 minutes from Osaka by train. It's a beautiful city, but unfortunately, i dont have much time to wander around the city because i kinda busy with office thingy. 

Well, This is a late afternoon stroll in the middle of my free time after work. The view around my apartment. And I'm Still exploring the Kobe beauty,though. I am falling in love to this city instantly!