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When You Barely Have Any Sense of Art at National Gallery Singapore

If there’s anything that I lack, I think it’s my sense of art. I mean, I don’t know though, I used to be really good at drawing and painting but then the talent had long gone ever since I hit the age of 5.

But then when I saw some of my friends’ pictures taken at National Gallery Singapore, I knew for sure that I wanted to visit the gallery for the sake of art. No matter how much sense of art that has gone before me. 😛

So then in my last visit, I told my brother that the only paid ticket that we’d pay for our visit in Singapore was only for National Gallery Singapore and nothing else. And being the first timer in Singapore, my brother was kind of shocked with the price in Singapore that he totally agreed with me.

The next thing we did was that we came to National Gallery after we spent some time at Merlion Park and Esplanade in the freaking afternoon. I mean, it was always sunny in Singapore. At least, it had always been whenever I paid for a visit to this city-state!

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My Insights: On The Viral Post of Indonesian Woman Calling Off Discrimination In Rome Airport

So, recently I read the news about a viral post of an Indonesian woman who traveled to Rome and she posted something about calling off discrimination as the officer asked her to remove her hijab.

As creepy as it sounds, I checked on Aghnia Adzkia’s facebook post and watched the video uploaded to her page.

Although I cannot call myself an expert when it comes to travel, but I’ve got some insights in this case. Not only because I am a traveler myself, but also because I used to be a staff working at the airport. Also, it kinda helps as I was a flight attendant with a privilege of avoiding immigration queue whatsoever.

With me being a Muslim myself, I think I could understand from both parties. So please allow me to take some time to give you my two cents in this case. This is only my personal opinion, but I hope this can open up your mind when it comes to traveling as a passenger.

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Taukkyan War Cemetery: Reminiscing The Lost Lives In The World War 2

If you asked anyone who has ever gone to a date with me in any way possible, I think it’s fair to say that I’m quite flexible and easy to go with. As long as I remember, I rarely had a fight over where to go or what to have for dinner when I dated anyone. When one gets indecisive, I’ll come as a rescue for both of us while being my ol’ lady boss giving suggestion where to go or what to eat.

Same thing happened when I went to Yangon with Max back in 2015. The difference between Max and me is that he’s a very laid-back traveler who will be quite satisfied by staying at the hotel in the foreign city and going out only when he has to. In the other side, I am always that traveler who’s got some place in mind whenever I get a chance to visit a new place.

The good thing is that I’m always open for any other option, and this attitude kinda helps my ability to adjust things in various situations. And that was exactly what happened when I landed in Yangon, Max with his meh attitude just agreed on the idea of us going to the generic and touristy Shwedagon Pagoda until I saw this brochure at the hotel seeing some pictures of this big, well-maintained cemetery. Taukkyan War Cemetery.

So I asked the receptionist about this cemetery and the receptionist told me that this cemetery is quite far from Yangon, around 1.5 hours by car from where we stayed. And we stayed in the city center, FYI.

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