3.7.17

/7:30am/

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Today I am going on a field trip with my homeschool group to a flower park on the mountains called Taman Bunga Nusantara.

It’s pretty far from where we live, so we first meet up early in the morning to carpool.

 

 

/8:00am/

The car ride is much longer than I expected it to be, but listening to music (and sleeping) helps the time go by faster.

/10:30am/

We finally arrive at Taman Bunga Nusantara. It’s a nice day: not too sunny, not too cold. Plus, since we are visiting on a weekday and during working/school hours, the place is free from crowds. Homeschooling benefits!

Here are some pictures I took (please excuse my poor photography skills):

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/3:00pm/

Of course, I can’t go to the mountains without buying my favorite snack.

We keep expecting it to rain but it doesn’t-until we get in the car, that is. Thank God! What perfect timing!

A while later it actually starts flooding in some places.

/4:30pm/

We stop at Cimory Riverside, a restaurant & store that specializes in milk products, and have an early dinner.

It turns out Cimory Riverside is literally by the river! Apparently everybody but me already knew, though.

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After dinner we look around at the store a bit. Well, that was kind of a bad idea because…

So. Many. Matcha. Products.

It took great self control to not buy anything. Oh, and also:
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I know I need to hurry out of the store before I want to buy everything matcha and everything fluffy and cute.

 

 

 

 

/8:45pm/

After many more hours of sitting in traffic and getting leg cramps, we at last return home.

There’s nothing like taking a hot shower, relaxing on the couch, and looking back at the freshly made memories (and tan lines sunburns) after a long day.

Until next time.

2.18.17

/12:10am/

Dongsaeng and I are procrastinating on sleeping, and she talks to me about how hungry she is. I tell her that earlier I was hungry too, and I have gone down a while ago to eat some chocolate chiffon cake as a midnight snack. The cake was in the fridge for some reason, but I thought nothing of it.

Dongsaeng freezes. “Uh, not to scare you or anything, but that cake has ants on them.

I blink. Ignorance is bliss. Or at least, it was.

/5:00am/

My eyes are red from lack of sleep, but I feel a surge of adrenaline. Road trip time!

Road Trips + Good Music = Staring Out The Window Pretending You’re in a Music Video

I tried capturing some pictures of the lovely sunrise. Obviously, the pictures don’t do any justice.

/7:00am/

Ah, stretching your legs after being cramped in the backseat of the car is always a nice feeling. The mountain air is so fresh and crisp. I take in a deep breath. Look at all the green! You can’t see these many plants in the city where I live. It’s one of those times I take in everything around me and think, how great Thou art!

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I buy a delicious gemblong, a deep fried sticky rice coated with caramel. I have to buy this every time I go to the mountains.

Sidenote: My pinky is purple here from voting last week. In Indonesia, you dip your pinky in ink as a symbol to show that you have voted already.

 

 

 

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Flowers and scarves. Two things I love! I finally have an excuse to wear my scarf because it’s actually cold 😀

I am definitely relishing my retreat on the mountain.

Until next time.