I was away a little over a month ago to one of the many Indonesia’s national parks. The one I went to was called Gunung Leuser and located somewhere in North Sumatera.
The park was interesting. To enter the park, I had to actually cross a small river with somewhat fast current. The area around the park was quite secluded. It was hard to find reception for cellphones and the attempt for using a wifi failed quite horribly.
Because I have no idea.
This week’s Photo Challenge prompter offered a way to define fresh. For her, she understands that something is fresh based on its colour, textures and the presence of another object that is able to assert the notion.
Is that enough to get by?
This is my take on humanity.
I think marriage is one of the most humane thing that a human could do. That legal binding called marriage still fascinates me – why do we, humans, need it? No other species does. Other species simply mates with their own kind, whenever they have the urge to do so. Why can’t we? Why don’t we?
Indonesia just had a series of election, just in case you’ve been living under a rock, or you’re simply ignorant.
(Why does Indonesia’s elections matter, you might ask? Well, that’s another topic to discuss and I’m never going to discuss it. But fyi, on the top of my head, here are why Indonesia’s elections matter:
- Indonesia is the third largest democratic country in the world
- It is the biggest democratic Muslim country
- It is the biggest archipelago
- About 70% of us turned up for the presidential election and even more showed up for the legislative one.
- The presidential election was the most polarised one in Indonesia’s history.)
I’ve been quite proud of the result. We’ve got a new president and (not-so-new) vice president. I’ve also been quite happy with what they’re offering, in regards to plans and governmental strategies. Although, their stand on environmental issues is still wobbly, which is quite upsetting.
Another upsetting thing is about a horrible, nasty, crazy, unbelievable rumour that I heard. There’s been a gossip about tourism and how it’s not going to become one of the new government’s biggest concerns. Again.
Just to validate what I wrote here, here’s my take on this week’s photo challenge.
Some crazy planes flew over the Thames one day and I happened to be in the Southbank, by Tate Modern, looking up and found those random zigzag patterns over Blackfriars Bridge. Result: very pretty sunset.
This week’s Photo Challenge is Work of Art. The most interesting thing about this challenge is that it allows everyone to share what they think a work of art is.
Here’s my take:
I’m thinking about everything that I stand for
Environment is one of them
But, my mind is out for a spin
Could affluence be a thing to stand for?
This week’s Photo Challenge is On the Move.
Here’s my take:
Heads up: for the first time, I am going to write a post in two languages!
Perhatian: untuk pertama kalinya, saya akan menulis sebuah tulisan dalam dua bahasa! _____________________________________________________________
It is so interesting to be asked to display photo(s) of letters because I take pictures of words and sentences all the time, but not just letters. To be reminded that letters are not only functional but also beautiful is very thought-provoking.
Looking at my photo collections, it struck me that I have one interesting photo that featured scattered letters and I even posted in on this blog. So cool.
But here is my take on the challenge.
Why swim at the bottom if you can do just that on top of the world?