Tambora

Dua tahun yang lalu aku mendaki Tambora. Setiap perjalanan pendakian selalu memberikan pengalaman yang berbeda dan meninggalkan kenangan yang berbeda pula. Tambora memberikan arti tersendiri bagiku karena lokasinya yang terletak di kampung halaman bapakku di Pulau Sumbawa sana. Tambora juga memiliki arti tersendiri bagi nusantara dan juga dunia. Setelah letusan Gunung Toba di masa pra-sejarah…

unsaved by the rain

   It has been almost three months now most areas in Sumatera and half part of Kalimantan are blanketed by smoke and haze resulted from the burning of lands, especially on the peatlands. The impacts are enormous. According to the National Disaster Response Agency (BNPB) 40 million people are exposed to the smoke and haze,…

pictures are additional

Seperti sudah sering saya ungkapkan dalam blog ini, bahwa saya pada dasarnya adalah pembosan. Teperangkap dalam rutinitas bisa jadi mimpi buruk bagi saya. Namun di sisi lain, saya juga pada dasarnya adalah pemalas. Saya tidak akan melakukan sesuatu hingga level di-bela-belain jika sesuatu itu tidak menarik buat saya, atau jika saya tidak memiliki kepentingan atas sesuatu…

my running diary: first 5k in 30 minutes

   As an on/off runner I have nothing to be proud of. Since i start running more regularly in 2013 I always missed my target on the time planned. for example, I missed the target to reach my first 10k on time, although I finally reached it long time after. Thanks to my running buddies…

261k and keep going

It has been a year now since I started running regularly. Well I wanted it to be an everyday run, but unfortunately because of my busy schedule (uhuk..) that required me to go out of the city, and my chronic laziness, that ‘regularly’ has become not so regularly. So far I have run as far…

sunda kelapa from my eyes

I had been wanting to go to the traditional harbour of Sunda Kelapa, but plans made always failed. So when a friend who took me for a photowalk changed his mind about where he wanted to go, and got us to Sunda Kelapa instead, there was no reason for me to say no. So there…

life as hipstamatic

The first time I got so intimate with my iphone was in 2010 when I got to know Hipstamatic –a very cool photography application that is unbeatable until now, in my opinion. Got so addicted to it, I have bought all of its combos –the combination of lenses and films. And what I like most…

sekali lagi: kenaikan harga BBM untuk siapa?

Sekarang sedang heboh-hebohnya orang membahas kenaikan harga BBM premium, yang dianggap terlalu murah karena mendapatkan subsidi negara. Pertama, yang musti digarisbawahi, pemotongan subsidi BBM adalah keniscayaan, siapa pun presidennya, mau Beye kek, Wowok kek, atau sekarang Pak Wiwik. Kenapa? Nah, alasan ini yang penting diketahui. Alasannya bukan karena subsidi itu diperlukan untuk membantu rakyat miskin,…

mount prau: another love story

This post is long overdue. I should have written it a couple of months ago, but you know, there have always been more urgent things to do, or in my case, more “urgent” things to share. Yeah, this is how my scattered mind works –always jumping from one thing to another. Anyway. This trip was…

life in analogue

It feels like I was thrown back to some 15-20 years ago when the word digital was not known — or if it was, it was only known to may be a handful of people. After being used to using digicam, specifically digi-mobilephone camera, now it has become hip again to use analogue camera. I…

the journey of breaking the heart

You know, i call travelling –especially to a new exotic place, a journey of breaking the heart. It is because everytime i go places i’d fall in love with them! And by the time i try to get to know the place deeper, it is also the time i must go. So for me it…

rinjani day 4-5: segara anak & senaru

Hari keempat perjalananku mengunjungi Anjani. Ketika bangun matahari sudah tinggi. Nyenyak sekali aku tidur semalam. Itulah tidur ternyenyakku selama berjalan-jalan di sini, karena hari sebelumnya memang hari super lelah buatku –bisa dikatakan aku berjalan secara total kurang lebih 15 jam, mendaki, merangkak, berseluncur, menuruni tebing, dan sempat pula manjat-manjat karena ada jalur yang putus. Ketika…