11.20.2011

Off the Beaten Path: Picnic with the Picnic Girl

First and foremost, please forgive the photos re-posting. I can explain. *grin*

(click here)

My new friend from Bandung just discovered my alter ego, The Picnic Girl, which make me a bit embarrassed but at the same time inspire me to make this photo re-posting. 


In this post, you can find some of my favorite picnic destination in Jogja. Hopefully, one day when my Bandung friends pay me a visit  to my hometown, I'll have the chance to take them on a picnic. Nope, I won't take them to the places where everyone goes that offers more human-crowd rather than a scenery to be seen.  


It's a trip off the beaten path, darling!

Posted below is the tour preview..especially dedicated for my Bandung friends: mbak Tarlen, Dimas Ario and the Selasar Sunaryo team! Lets daydream with me and take a virtual journey before the actual trip begin!

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:: Welcome to the estate of heaven!::



Located only an hour away from the heart of the city, this place is my favorite hideaway where perfect tranquility delivered in such a breathtaking view.

(click here and here for more photos taken on this place)

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This place is actually a temple (buried underneath this 'hill') that offers 360 degree view around Jogja. Only 20 minutes away from the city (plus 10 minutes climbing). I love how we can see the major temples, the mountain, and the city at the same time. On top of it all, the sunset is gorgeous here!


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My 'secret garden' where most of my picture taken. Located in the slope of Mt.Merapi, 45 minutes away from the city. To me, it called 'home'. To the others, my 'secret garden' is located in one of the most popular recreational site called 'Kaliurang'. The batik museum, Ullen sentalu is neighboring and a complete privacy is guaranteed here. 


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Located 1.5 hours away from the city, this place is surrounded by more or less 4 mountains that offers magnificent view and the freshest air. Click here and here for more photos.

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It is actually the remaining forest of the devastating Mt.Merapi eruption last year. The view was heartbreaking at the same time it offers hundreds of beautiful myth, folklore, and cultural beliefs. Only 10 minutes away, walking from my home (which means; 45minutes away from the city) this 'lava tour' supports the welfare of the victims of the eruption. 

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It's easy to find beautiful spot for a road trip between rice fields, a group of white cranes flying and nestling around, and expect a wonderful surprise at every turn. At the end, it's the journey that matters rather than the destination, right? Click here for more photos.


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To the Lighthouse!

Do not imagine a fishy smell lighthouse where all the sailor gather and sell fish fresh from the sea. Nope. The lighthouse is secluded and clean and only 30 minutes away from the city!  Click here for more photos.


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About 3 hours away from the city, yet, the long journey is fully paid with the unusually pretty shade of blue and green, a calm wave where even a canoe will float still, and the feeling of this place is the closest experience of Sigur Ros' Heima video.. you won't be so sure in which part of the world you're actually standing at that moment.

(Click here and here for more photos)

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Why, of course, I'll take them to my Lir: my lair!


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So, Ladies.. wanna join a picnic with the Picnic Girl?

 {A set of Jogja: off-the beaten-path trip is also offered by Summer and Spring featuring Liburan Jogja in a very reasonable price (start from 300k for 4 person). Contact @liburanjogja  and @summernspring for inquiry and personalized service.}


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Photographed by Dito Yuwono 


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11.14.2011

Two Stones in My Pocket


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Spending few days home, my dearest' birthday, future plans, my bestfriend's wedding, new opportunities, many more fun things to do: wishing for the best. 

I feel like flying. 

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 ♪ ♫ ♪ Two Stones in My Pocket - Neil Halstead ♪ ♫ ♪



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Miy
Orange Dress - Hooked on Flea
Green Shoes - Hooked on Flea
Plane Ring - Ozzhell
Black Tight - Centro

Photographed by Dito Yuwono


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Kisses,




11.03.2011

Resurrection of Cute Dresses

  

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Do you know this giddy feeling when a cute dress appear out of a pile, waiting to be found, and it comes in a very very reasonable price? Yep, it's a very good feeling, alright! But, what if you find five cute dresses in unreasonably cheap price at a flea market? 

It's art, darling! Pure art! 

It's like giving an old unwanted dress a new life. Holly resurrection. Some of them even way too young to die, they were probably just unwanted at the old shop years ago and forgotten. How sad? Why not giving them a second change and second life, eh?

That's what I had in mind when I found these treasures buried inside a Sunday morning flea market  in Bandung where I currently resides. Bandung *sigh dreamily* is such a heavenly place to shop! Homemade or vintage goodies, cheap and chic, even branded stuff, delicious food and there also a center for shoes and bag industry where you can find genuine leather shoes and bag in such a valuable price!



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So, what do you think?

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Photographed by Dito Yuwono (who recently visit me in this city for 10 days! Yay!)

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