Tag: personal

Hit or Miss: Things to Do (and Skip) Around Dieng Plateau, Central Java

So guys, I’ve got one confession to make… It is the fact that I tend to get lazier to collect sources for content creation when I don’t travel alone. Especially when I travel with my family.

And that, my friends, is the reason why I just got back to update my travelogue about my trip to Dieng last month.┬áIt’s not like I’ve been quite busy lately, because if anything… Work has been a little slow lately.

Anyway, so I gotta admit that I just noticed I’ve got a few pictures from my trip to Dieng in my camera and phone. I don’t know about you, but there are certainly some places or situations that could make you feel indifferent about taking pics and whatnot. And that was Dieng for me. And Bali. But we’ll talk about this later.

Well, after I reviewed the homestay where we stayed in Dieng, in this post we’re not gonna just talk about the things to do in Dieng. But also, we’re gonna cover some things you could just skip if you’re not that ambitious to visit all places that those influencers tell you to stop by. *LOL*

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Some Things I’ve Learned From My First Family Travel as an Adult

As you might already know, I just recently finished my trip to Dieng and Bali with my family. That was my first family travel as an adult. I mean, I traveled with just my Mom and my brother, and without my Dad and my sister but still…

For those who don’t know about me and my family background, it’s fair to say that we’re not much of travelers as a family. I remember when we were kids, I always complained about how I wanted to travel somewhere else for a vacation. The reason being was that our teacher usually asked to write our vacation story when we were back to school. And I got tired of writing about my Grandma’s house because that was probably the only place we usually went to for the school break.

Looking back, I guess it was the reason why travel bugs bit me more than anything else. I simply just want to see more parts of the world because I didn’t get a chance to do it. The other thing, I suppose it also has something to do with my Dad being the kind of person who’s more comfortable to stay at home.

The older I get, the more I understand the whys. However, above all the things, I came to understand that Mom is pretty much like me. She likes to do new things, exploring places is her favorite, etc. One of the many reasons why we asked her whether she’d join us to Dieng and Bali. In which she said yes without any hesitation.

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Girls’ Day (and Night) Out: How to Spend Quality Time with Your Mom as Adults

After our last staycation at Savoy Homann Hotel a couple of months ago, I recently just finished yet another staycation at another hotel in town. Again, my mom tagged along. This time, I planned out a visit to the new selfie spot in town with her.

As I uploaded a pic of me on Instagram, taken by my mom there, to my surprise I got some messages from my friends who somewhat got inspired to take their mom out too. They asked me what I usually did during the staycation. How to keep my mom entertained, etc.

Well, thanks to those messages because now I’m also inspired to create this article. Some content to give you an idea on what you could do to spend quality time with your mom now that you’re both adults.

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5 Lessons About Work That I’ve Learned in the Past 10 Years as a Professional

Career talk, people!

I’m in the mood to talk about work today, because finally after 10 years of working different jobs, getting frustrated because of the job or the boss, I finally got to the point where I think I’m quite content with what I do.

Yup, it took me 10 freaking years to get to this place. To the place where I’m happy with what I do. The place where I complain less. The place where I think I’ve finally found the purpose of my life. The purpose of the skills that I could confidently offer.

Yes, 10 years and 8 jobs later.

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What I’ve Done to (Look Like I) Get My Shit Together

I’ve been quite hustling lately to the point that I barely have time to write these days. The good news is that at this point, I feel like I’ve finally got my shit together. Not just on the surface, but also in general.

I could pay my bills without having to hustle just so I can get some extra income to buy some other things, and even better that for the first time in my life… I could actually save some money into my account!

For those who don’t know me, that might come off as surprising since I’m always the kind of person who would seem like I get my shit together. Except for some depressing memes that I’ve shared on Facebook. LOL.

Well, I’m sure that there may be some other people who are currently struggling like I did and wonder how to get your shit together. Because apparently, life is a bitch when you’re not rich. And no, I’m not gonna glorify what’s so-called hard work which I feel I’m entitled to. It’s so much more than just working my ass off.

Instead, I’m here to tell you the honest story about how to get where I am today after a series of frustration, being broke while trying to keep it together so I don’t have to sell my own kidney or even start looking for a sugar daddy.

And nah, I’m not trying to create a motivational post. I’m trying to write something raw as a flashback to my past.

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