A “Literally” short trip to Tokyo-Japan

April 20th, 2017

Days before my departure to California in January, I received my flight ticket with a bit of shock. Why? Because I will have a layover in Narita – Tokyo, Japan for almost 9 hours. I always dislike having a long layover, especially when traveling abroad, plus unable to leave the airport. So, to avoid the same mistake I did when I was “imprisoned” in Istanbul, Turkey last year (yes, I did and it lasted for about 8 hours) I did some researches on how to obtain short or temporary visa sort of.

Actually, Indonesian who possesses an ePassport can enter Japan by simply sending their passport to the Japan Embassy in Jakarta to get the stamp or kind of things so they could easily visit Japan any time without issuing any visa. Unfortunately, mine is still the old type passport. So, the only solution for that is to apply for visa which takes days, not to mention the shipping issues, I do not have that kind of time privilege for this.

In the midst of despair, I found out about Shore Pass Next… »

Welcome 2017!

January 7th, 2017

In 2016, there are lots of stories that I want to write down in this blog. However, most of the time my mind just stopped working and I could not even write a single word to express my thought. I hope age does not in charge in this matter. Anyway, because those stories are actually important and affecting my life, somehow, so I need to write it down here, in hope that you, may be, will be able to embrace a small little thing that gives you a more meaningful life.

Firstly, when I was in Bali last year, I left my earphone on the couch of the hotel’s lobby. I thought I had lost it, but then when I called the customer service of the hotel, she found it and kept it. I was so relieved at that moment. Next… »

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When “enough” is never “enough”

November 17th, 2016

November is here. It brings the gloomy days to town and effects the daily mood. As written on published paper by Denissne, et al in their finding about The Effects of Weather on Daily Mood: A Multilevel Approach, negative affect is mainly influced by the effects of temperature, wind power, and sunlight. Sunlight had a main effect on tiredness and mediated the effects of precipitation and air pressure on tiredness. Guess what, I think I am in the club right now. With all this hustle and bustle conditions, tons of work should be done immediately while at the same time you have to scramble with all the minds which for some reasons, relying on you without even realizing it but of course that is part of the work and life.

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