Category: indonesia

Post-Lockdown Staycation Experience: Blackbird Hotel in Bandung, Indonesia

In case you didn’t know, I barely left the house from April to September. Since I fell ill on my way from Pakse to Vientiane in February, I was hesitant to travel. Even domestically.

It was only a couple of months ago when I decided to go out once in a while, mostly for work, as I found an ideal coworking space at Eduplex in my hometown. So, after half a year of spending the whole time at home, I decided to finally book a hotel room for a staycation again last month.

I took my family for a post-lockdown staycation at Blackbird Hotel, a boutique hotel situated around Cihideung in Bandung, my hometown. At the time, I booked both the medium and large room as I went with my siblings and my mom.

So, how was my experience for having a staycation at Blackbird Hotel?!

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Indonesia for Dummies: 3 Places Commonly Mistaken as a Country

My creativity has overflown these days, that I’ve already got a few topics that I want to write about, but something came up recently that made me feel like it’s necessary to create a post related to this.

In case you didn’t know yet, I’m Indonesian. Last year on Indonesia’s 74th Independence Day, I compiled a list of places in Indonesia that are NOT Bali. Why? Because I got annoyed that so many tourists came to Bali, thinking that Bali was actually the country’s name.

Recently, there is this #5countrieschallenge hype on Facebook. I saw so many posts about it, mainly in some traveling groups on the platform. And I realized way too many posts that include Bali would state “Bali” instead of “Indonesia” in the list of the countries they visited.

And there was this post where the OP uploaded five pics of her traveling and asked us to guess where they were taken. One of the pics was a photo of orangutans, so I dropped my guess and wrote “Indonesia/Malaysia”. And the OP had the audacity to correct me that the picture was, in fact, taken in Borneo. As if!!!!

So here I am, called for a new idea to get things straight for the dummies… I want to educate yall about my home country. Mind you, I’m Asian. Tough love is all I know, so excuse the rudeness toward you dum-dum!

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Review: Frizy Studio’s Soul & Precious Shampoo & Hair Conditioner Bar and Selene Infused Body Oil

Hi everyone!

I know it’s been a while since the last time I published a new post, but I’m still here… I’ve been quite packed with my new business that was recently launched. I’m trying so hard to find some time to write, but damn…

So, during the writers’ block with a lack of time to write, I decided to write a review of some beauty products I tried recently.

I know, it’s been so long since the last time I wrote a review of a makeup or skincare product too. If I got to be honest, this is actually a part of my blog that I restrategize when I rebranded a couple of months ago.

I realized that writing the review of beauty products isn’t really my favorite… It’s like, I realized that the only beauty I want to write in this blog is me. LOL.

So, after reviewing Herborist Olive Series earlier this year, I’ve finally decided to review another local beauty brand. And this time, it’s a local Bandung brand with its products in the form of shampoo and hair conditioner bar, as well as their body oil.

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Eduplex: Coworking Space Open for 24 Hours in Bandung, Indonesia

Despite claiming that I’m not suitable for a digital nomad lifestyle, I would say remote working is now my jam as I’m more comfortable working from home while wearing my pajamas.

Nevertheless, it didn’t stop me from trying a new thing because working remotely gives me a reason to try using some coworking space nearby.

And you know what? Now I’ve got my favorite place to work in my hometown that is not my house, and it’s Eduplex.

Eduplex is a coworking space in Bandung that is open 24/7. Located in the city center of the capital city of West Java in Indonesia, I went to this coworking space multiple times. And since I get used to working late after midnight, sometimes I even finish at 2 or 3 in the morning.

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What You Could Get in Labuan Bajo for $10 – Things to Do Before You Get to See the Komodo Dragons

Hi everyone!

After covering Yogyakarta and Bali a few months ago, I’m glad that I get to cover another city in my home country this year. And thanks to Jeff from Life of Y, we’re going to cover a gateway to Komodo Island in East Nusa Tenggara: Labuan Bajo.

Just so you know, since I’m Indonesian… East Nusa Tenggara has become the hottest spot in our tourism project, especially since Komodo Island became the next hot spot after Bali before the pandemic.

While we are not encouraged to travel quite just yet, Indonesia has opened for those having a business visa to the country. So if you’re looking for a place where you can enter these days, Labuan Bajo can be your next choice.

So, what can we get for $10 in Labuan Bajo?

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