Magnificent Melbourne (part 2)

29 July 2015 I woke up freezing in a thin woolen blanket. Perplexed, I was aware that I got up in a different country. I checked my phone and saw the pre-dawn prayer schedule and made sure that I didn't miss it. Luckily, it was Winter where the sunrise was a bit late because the [...]


A moslem in Europe

Being a moslem as a majority in Indonesia is easy. No one is questioning why you worship 5 times or why you wear long-sleeve dresses and cover your head in a hot and humid weather. But, being a moslem as a minority is a different story. I started to travel to Europe as a trainee [...]

Canberra, the not-so underrated capital city. 

Most of people assume that Sydney is the capital city of Australia. Nope, Canberra is.  I had heard about people saying things about this quiet city. Some said it would have been cold, boring and difficult to find a job or entertainment.  Well, Canberra is cold maybe correct, but boring? Absolutely not.  In my first [...]

Marvelous Munich.

Siapa yang tak kenal Bayern Munchen? Klub sepak bola ternama di Jerman ini berada di kota Munich (German:München), sekitar 18 jam dari Paris bermodakan transportasi bus. Waktu itu tepat dua minggu sebelum kepulangan saya ke Indonesia, saya ingin sekali mengunjungi negara Eropa lainnya. Pilihan pertama saya adalah Belanda, karena saya tertarik dengan bunga tulip dan [...]

5 reasons why you should live in Canberra

Sebagai seseorang yang sudah pernah tinggal di Australia, saya pernah menyaksikan beberapa ciri khas atau tipikal orang-orang yang hidup di 2 kota besar di sana, yaitu Sydney dan Melbourne. Tidak sedikit pula dari teman-teman atau kolega saya beranggapan bahwa Sydney adalah ibukota Australia, yang sama sekali hal itu sangat tidak benar. Saya datang ke Australia [...]

Work and Holiday Visa Australia

Hi, it's me again and I'm gonna write my experience how to get a Work and Holiday Visa (WHV) Australia and tell you how I could survive living there. I have written this story on my previous blog but I deleted it and was wondering if any of you want to know about what I [...]

First day of School

Bonsoir, It's been a while since the last time I wrote about Paris due to some occasion I have undergone recently. You can check my previous writing about how I ended up living in Paris. It was one rainy day in the last Autumn days late November 2014. I left the house around 9 o'clock and [...]

Paris, enchanteur.

I dropped my bags after my friend picked me up at the airport. I was thinking to rest for the rest of the night and roamed around Paris on the next day. But, I guess Paris was too attractive to be missed. "would you like to take a walk tonight?" my friend asked. Don't ask [...]

Australia, aku galau. 

Sudah 2 bulan sejak kepulangan saya dari Ostrali, saya merasakan rasa jenuh dan bosan yang tidak seperti biasanya. Sehari-harinya hanya melakukan kegiatan yang itu-itu saja; bangun, makan, nonton tv, anter ponakan sekolah, mantengin hp sampe leher mau copot, jalan-jalan ngabisin duit tapi belum bisa menghasilkan money lagi. Duh serba salah! Waktu saya pulang dari Paris, [...]

C’est La Vie, Paris.

It was Monday, around 11am, I couldn't remember what date it was, I was lying on the floor right after exercising, I got a text from TLS contact (an agent for assisting France Visa Application) saying that my passport had been back to their office. Spontaneously, I raised and jumped as I read the text [...]