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06.36 AM, yawn~

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Japan|12/14 : Shirakawa-go 白川郷

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Kiyomizu-dera, located at Higashiyama, eastern Kyoto. It’s full name is Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera because it was found near the Otowa waterfall. Kiyomizu-dera itself means Pure Water Temple.

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The temple is registered in UNESCO World Heritage site. It is popular because of the large veranda at the temple area is supported with tall timber pillars that jut out over the hillside without nails. It is measured around 13 meters height.

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Culture, Food, Japan, Japanese, Kyoto, Photography, Street Food, Travel

Japan | 4/14 : Kiyomizu-dera

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Food, Ibaraki, Japan, Japanese, Osaka, Photography

Japan | 3/14 : Ibaraki, Osaka

Hey! It’s been a while since the last time I post about my Japan trip in 2016. I’m so sorry for a long pause. 😦IMG_7704

On our third day, we planned to visit Ibaraki to see Tadao Ando work, the Church of Light. How I know him? Well, first time to hear his name was during my modern architecture lecture class long ago in university. His style was minimalist with raw or exposed concrete wall mesmerized me. He is a Japanese with his signature style, double up my adore to him. So while I had the chance to visit Japan, I took the opportunity to see it with my own eyes.

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Bandung, Coffee, Food, Indonesia, Travel

Bandung | 3/5 : Mimiti Coffee

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Mimiti Coffee recently move to new place which is located nearby ITB (Institut Teknologi Bandung) at Jalan Sumur Bandung No.14. Previously it was located at Jalan Karangsari No.1 . Mimiti Coffee is one of the hippiest coffee shop in town where they have a very breezy outdoor seating area. They open early in the morning, 8AM, which means you can enjoy their coffee early if you arrived Bandung in the early morning.

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Daily Life, Personal

I’ve been missing in action

I’ve left this blog for around 10 months and left my Japan trip last year hanging. Very very sorry! (.__.)

I’ve started to become busier since February until last month (and will be busy again next year) 😦

First, I was busy preparing for the 2nd store project of one of Japanese retail. Our store is located in Cakung – East Jakarta. It’s grand opening was in the end of October. So yeah, everybody was busy until the day! I was staying in a rental room provided from my office around that area. Because it will be a hassle to always come back and forth from my home at other province to depart to Cakung everyday.

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view from site office, Feb 2017

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my team

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the Grand Opening ceremony

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Second, me & Mr F was planning for our wedding. We bought a house which should be start to build next year by the developer (we saved our money for the down payment). Then we went to some wedding exhibitions this year to gather the information, calculate budgets and find some inspiration for us. We went around many places to survey and meet the marketing for the wedding halls.

Third, after done all the 2nd store opening, we prepared for our engagement day. We went to see a person who can calculate a good day / date for us (well this is following chinese culture & beliefs). Actually both of us planned to have engagement date on 03 December 2017. We were so glad that the man predicted that it was a good date for us this year! We didn’t even tell him about our plan! Then since my zodiac is horse and his is dragon. Dragon will not have a good year next year (according chinese belief). So it’s not suggested that a dragon to hold a wedding next year (it will be a year for dog zodiac). We plan to have it in 2019. We got March for our wedding month. 🙂

I’ll return to Japan trip post soon!

 

-G-

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