My sister and I finally boarded the plane to Cikarang for the first time to visit my father. For the past 9 years, he has been residing and running a business in Indonesia. As a kid, I grew up watching Bawang Merah Bawang Putih and I remember being introduced to bakso (Indonesian meatball soup), since almost every scene in the Indonesian sinetron takes place at a bakso … Continue reading Photo Diary: Cikarang & Jakarta
Graffiti Tunnel in University of Sydney I decided to venture into the world of analogue photography last year. After asking around for the now rare functional 35mm point and shoot camera, I was fortunate enough that my aunt still had an old Yashica T4, which she hasn’t used ever since she bought her first digital camera. Even though I went into this endeavor knowing that … Continue reading Sydney on Film
After a long, gruesome semester, a little change of scenery from my everyday routine was all I needed. In which case, cold, wet and windy sounds about right. Although, San Francisco’s weather isn’t that different from London’s. Traveling to London was both exciting and different. Apart from the cold and unpredictable weather, London’s subway system will be your best friend if you are ever so … Continue reading Photo Diary: London
It’s been 7 months since my return to the motherland. I can’t believe I’ve made it this far (somewhat) on my own, but here’s what’s up in my second KL. Place: Dia.lo.gue Nestled a little far off from Kemang’s party scene, Dia.lo.gue is a quaint artspace + coffee house featuring art exhibitions and installations that vary from time to time. Last month’s Seek-A-Seek Graphic Design … Continue reading Tau Tak? | Tau Nggak?
Macao is known to be the Asian equivalent of Sin City thanks to its reputation of being the home to several towering casinos. I expected it to be busy, filled with roisterers but the reality I was shown had been far from that. The streets were relatively empty — even during noon on a weekday — I found this to be strange. Perhaps dwelling in a city that … Continue reading Photo Diary: Macao
Ernest and I have been suitcase dwellers for quite some time now. So when he received a mail inviting him to Christmas Island, we didn’t quite know what to think about it. All I’ve ever seen of Christmas Island was vaguely remembering documentaries about the crab migration through the Island to spawn. Visions of crabs coloring the kampongs red, littering the roads as they were … Continue reading Photo Diary: Christmas Island
When people ask me what I would recommend if they come to Tokyo, I stumble over my answer. Apart from the mandatory tourist attractions, I find myself at a loss of words when they question what I do, year after year, when I return to this city. This is because the answer that I have at the tip of my tongue seems so small, so … Continue reading Tokyo Trails