Curated by Marya Sutimi, a sassy traveler who finds it difficult to travel light, but easy to find the cheapest way to enjoy life.
My name is Marya. It’s like Maria, but with a “Y” instead of “I”.
Whenever someone asked me “Y” it’s spelled that way, I always told them that it’s because I’m nowhere near the holy virgin mother of Jesus but neither I am the prostitute like Maria Magdalena.
I’m sort of somewhere in-between.
Who I Am
My life has been oxymoron.
I was born and bred in the western part of Java. 100% Sundanese, an ethnic that is traditionally known for their lack of ability to travel and adapt outside their origin.
Fast forward to today, I’m in my 30s and outside Indonesia as my home country, I used to spend a little part of my life in Izmir, Turkey and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
I am a hybrid of a devout Muslim mother and an agnostic father. I grew up having to go to Koran school almost every day after school, went to a Catholic school only for me to end up transforming into the female version of my father.
What I Do
I started this blog not so long before I quit my full time job. My first mission for this blog was to become a platform where I share my love of travel and makeup.
After a few years of working in the aviation industry and spending a couple of years struggling with corporate jobs, I quit my 9-to-5 in 2017 without knowing what to do next.
While working for a local Indonesian client as a freelance copywriter, I decided to take this blog a little bit more seriously. I started everything from scratch, and learned everything on my own until now that I’ve got 5 members in my team to help me running this blog.
When I’m not blogging, I also help clients for various virtual assistant tasks from copywriting, social media management, to graphic design.
I’ve been working from home since I quit my full-time job, but I occasionally get on a semi-digital nomad life while traveling. My mission is to travel to a place that I’ve never been, at least once a year.
Where to Find Me
Most likely, you can find me in my sanctuary, on the second floor of my parents’ house. I’d be either in my room slash workspace or in the cats room. Yes, my cats have their own room.
However, if you’re interested to contact me for a personal chat or any kind of collaboration, feel free to drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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