Friday, June 2, 2017

Getting Around in Kualalumpur

After accompanying my parents in Medan to have a durian party (which was not so good because i don't like durian 😣), me and my parents flew to Kualalumpur city in Malaysia. The flight ticket from Medan was so cheap (Around 400k rupiah) so we were lucky to get that flight.
Note : 1RM is around Rp. 3000

Day 0 Medan - Kualalumpur


Kualanamu International Departure Waiting Room

We flew from Kualanamu International Airport (KNO) at 3pm local time. The flight was about one and a half hour long.
Cloudy Sky

When the plane was above the Malaysian plane, i was amazed by how good Malaysia's urban planning is. The housing complex was so well arranged. Unlike in Indonesia where housing complex are placed randomly, in Malaysia it looks so good.
View from above

We arrived at KLIA (Kualalumpur International Airport at 5pm local time. The airport looked good, but not as good as Changi though. But it was above Indonesian airport standard, in my opinion.
Me and my Mom at KLIA

After that we went to another terminal via airport's train. When we arrived, we bought a local simcard. There's an interesting story when we bought the simcard, which gave us a bad first impression on malaysian people. So we bought the card for 25RM, then we handed him 50RM, then he gave me the change. But instead of giving 25RM change, i was given only 5RM change. And the stupid thing is, i only realized it when i've had walked for five minutes away from the store. Didn't want to lose the money, i rushed back to the store and complained. He said that he had forgotten and gave me the wrong change, and finally he gave the remaining 20RM. I said to myself  "Damn f**kin liars". It seriously gave me the bad first impression.

After that we went to immigration to get our passport checked. At the immigration, there was a long queue. We were queued in a special Asean Queue Lane. We waited for like half an hour. After going through immigration, we went to the basement level to take the train to Kualalumpur city. Fyi the distance from KLIA to KL City is around 60km, quite far indeed.

But when we bought the ticket, out of sudden a young student talked to me. I was surprised that she talked Bahasa Indonesia
"Mau ke KL City?"
"Iyaa, ini beli tiketnya langsung aja kan?"
"Ooh, mending pake Grab, cuman 65RM"
"Oh iya? Okee makasih ya"
We were so lucky that the girl told us that. We saved 100RM because of that. And then we went to order a Grab Car.
Me waiting for grab

The Grab driver was nice, he even stopped for a while in a rest area to do Maghrib prayer, that was so unexpected. He also praised Joko Widodo because of his humbleness, despite of all the hate thrown onto him. Then we finally arrived at our destination. BUT i clicked the wrong destination when i ordered the car. I was blamed and felt guilty for that. But it was fine though, but we paid an extra 27RM.
Sunset, taken at 7PM local time

When we arrived at the hotel, we were amazed by the view. This was the view from the window :
Pullman @KLCC taken during daytime


After that we had some rest to prepare for tomorrow.

Day 1 Friday Praying at Malaysia
Morning

After a tiring day the day before, i slept soo long i woke up at 11am. I remembered that that day was Friday, but my dad told me not to worry because in Malaysia, Dzuhur starts at 1:15pm.

After searching some information on google, me and my dad decided to pray at a historical mosque called Masjid Jamek. When we asked for directions on google maps, we were told to go there by monorail, but when we were walking to the monorail station, we accidentally saw a bus and decided to take a bus instead. And luckily again, the bus was free, it's called GoKL Bus. It's free, comfort, and can take you to anywhere in Kualalumpur. I highly recommend you guys to take this bus if you want to tour the city without spending a single penny.
The pinky GOKL bus

Inside the bus

But there was something wrong. We didn't pay attention to the route so we took the wrong route. Ah damn.

But surprisingly, the bus stopped at the Petronas Twin Tower. Something that we didn't plan at all! But we didn't enjoy the view though, we didn't even take photos because we were going to do friday prayer not to do sightseeing here, and it' already 12:00pm! We were confused, we asked people where's the mosque, they didn't know (very strange, there should be many muslims in Malaysia, right?). But thankfully, there were a group of people who wore muslim outfit. So we hurried and followed them, but they went to.. a subway station.. and we lost them.. now we lost at the subway station..
Thankfully i found a route of the train, and thankfully again there's a direct route from KLCC to Masjid Jamek. So we finally took the train and finally arrived at our destination, Masjid Jamek


After that we went back to the hotel. This time we took the monorail. This was the view from the monorail

After we had arrived at the hotel, we had a lunch. We went to McD but Malaysian McD didn't serve rice. So we went to KFC instead. We bought this menu.
15,90 RM for this menu, a little bit pricy but reasonable enough
Sweet cheese crispy chicken
This chicken menu tasted like Indonesia's Cheese Crispy Chicken (that isn't available anymore in Indonesia). It was so delicious, but one thing was weird tho. The rice. They used Nasi Lemak instead of normal rice. It has a weird taste and texture. But it was okay though.

After that we decided to go to the KL Tower. But when we arrived at the KL Tower, it was already dark so we decided to go to the famous Bukit Bintang Shopping Centre. Although we didn't shop a single thing.

Visiting Kualalumpur feels incomplete when we didn't go to Kualalumpur's famous Twin Tower, so we went there after.
Me and my Parents
Me and Petronas Tower


After that we had dinner at Alor Street. This place is the malaysian street food, street. There were choices of seafood here, with a reasonable price. Overall it's nice, but it was a little bit crowded.
Source : http://vendyxiao.com/jalan-jalan-ke-kuala-lumpur-malaysia-hari-ke-2/
After our belly were full, we went back to the hotel to get some good rest.

Day 2 First day of Fasting at Kualalumpur

Me and my family had our first day of 1438 Ramadhan fasting in Kualalumpur. It was weird that the Subuh prayer was at 5:43am so we had plenty of time to do sahur.

Even though it was really hot during the day, we didn't want to waste our time just rotting inside the hotel. So we decided to visit four places : KL Tower, Central Market and Sultan Abdul Samad Building

KL Tower
KL Tower, this is the best place during my visit in Kualalumpur. I don't have to tell you why, just take a look at these pictures
Acrophobia warning!

Would you dare looking down?
Chillin' 420m above the ground
A lil bit narcism is alright, eh?
It wasn't as scary as you think, though. Seriously.
View from outside

City skyline

Mandatory photo

The ticket however, was a little bit pricey. I paid 105RM/person to go to the top of the tower and to the observation deck. But it was worth it though. Kinda like once in a lifetime moment.

Central Market

After spending some time on the top of the tower, we went to Central Market to buy chocolates. But there wasn't any imported chocolates there :( i was disappointed. So we bought some souvenirs instead.
Interior of Central Market
This market was so nice. It has an air conditioner inside, and it was so clean and comfortable. Unlike Pasar Baru Bandung, this place is so well decorated and well cleaned.
The Exterior
Oh i forgot to tell you something. Before we went to Central Market, near the Pasar Seni bus station, we visited a hotel that coincidentally has the same name as my name
If you look closely you can see someone photobombed my pic :(
Sultan Abdul Samad Building

"The most photoghraped building in Kualalumpur"
At first, we didn't plan to go there. But we were lost after shopping at the Central Market, it got us here



I wasn't looking at them i swear, i was fasting you know

Front view

What am i doing here
After being tired walking around, we decided to go to Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. There were food streets there, but we decided not to break our fast there. Instead, we found this place and we ate here
We were so happy to found this place. And it was the best Masakan Padang i've ever tasted. Seriously though, imo it beats Padang's Lamun Ombak Restaurant or Medan's Garuda Restaurant. If you go to Malaysia i highly recommend you to go here http://www.sariratuprima.com/locations/jalan-tar/.

After that we went to Sogo Plaza. Then we went to the supermarket. And there i found happiness. Finally i found what i've been craving for. Chocolates! yeah, imported chocolates. There were so many imported chocolates, like KitKat Cookies (9,5RM) , Kinder SchokoBons (5RM), Milo Nuggets (3RM), Mini Toblerone (9RM).
Sweet little eggs
Cheap but tastes awesome!
After enough shopping, we went back again to the hotel.

Day 3 The Last Day on Kualalumpur

On the last day, we didn't go anywhere because the plane departed at 1pm. We went from the hotel to the Kualalumpur Central Station by a monorail.

View from the Monorail train


From KL Central we took a train to KLIA airport. We did a City Check-in, something that isn't commonly available here in Indonesia. KLIA train price was 55RM/person, and it took 28 minutes to get to the Airport. It is fast, indeed. 68 kilometre just in 28 minutes. Well if you have extra cash i recommend you to take this. If not, just take a bus or an uber/grab.
View from the KLIA train
Finally we arrived at the Kualalumpur International Airport. And that ends my journey here in Kualalumpur. I hope you enjoyed my post guys :)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Heatstroke


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This one track by Calvin Harris is so awesome! I thought of sharing it here on my blog! Listen to it! it has such a funky-summer tones!


Won't you please
Slow it down?
I'm tryna talk to you, darlin'
Tryna walk with you, darlin'
Do you hear me?
And no-no-no-no-nobody can stop it
The love you got from me
And every time, I look out at my seat today
They chase, they flash they flash, yes
Tell me how you feel right now
'Cause all I wanna do is keep it real right now
I'm tryna beat it up, Beat Pills right now
Athletic in the sheets, I got skills right now
Break bread with some red baby hair
Ballin' in the club, Ace of Spades, yeah
Pop that bitch and spray it like 'Raid'
Yellow diamonds on you like a glass of lemonade
QB, I'll throw it
Teeth white, Newports
I won't need, like shorts
80 thousand dollar Birkin bag in the Porsche
I'm tryna fuck with you 'til we on life support
I'll split it with you if we get half of Michael Jordan
No toilet tissue, I shit on niggas 'cause life is short (facts)
No passport to go with me, I had to get deported
Release, let go, and have a good time
Have a good, have a good time, yeah
Have a good, have a good time
Release (release), let go (let go), and have a good time
Let's have a good, have a good time, ow
When you do things like this
And you set me free
How can anyone get tired?
When you do things like this
And you set me free
I think I've just been inspired
Oh babe
Jeffery!
Brand new chapter of a real you
She got every red bottom like a baboon
Hunnid' bottles in the club, real one room
Girl you gotta keep up with a boss move
King of the jungle, tycoon
Everybody thinking that's a cartoon
We just wanna party, way back in the war room
Do you want some? No I don't, son
Tryna watch me ballin', do you want money?
I'm just tryna turn up, tryna work something
Shawty suck the dick good, she wanna fuck it first
Hey mista, you a rat burn
Good hair down her back
Rich nigga, I like 'em ratchet
Fuck it up, throw it back
No shave, Brazilian wax
Release, let go, and have a good time
Have a good, have a good time, yeah
Have a good, have a good time
Release (release), let go (let go), and have a good time
Let's have a good, have a good time, ow
When you do things like this
And you set me free
How can anyone get tired?
Oh, when you do things like this
And you set me free
I think I've just been inspired
When you do things like this
And you set me free, boy
How can anyone get tired?
When you do things like this
And you set me free
I think I've just been inspired
Hey babe
I could sweat like this all night
Oh, heatstroke, oh
I think you opened my eyes

Sunday, May 21, 2017

High Social Skill People

So uh, i've been observing people around me. And i noticed that, the high social skill people are the confident people. Confident. Confident. And Confident. That's the key to become a high social skill people.


Who's this people that i call "High Social Skill People"? Well, you see that group of people who's always confident? who do not have b

Friday, January 6, 2017

You can't hurry love

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"You can't hurry love
No, you just have to wait
You got to trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes"


From the first time i discovered this song, i already liked this song a lot. I kept playing this song on repeat. Not only because Phil Collins did a beautiful composing of this song, but also because of the lyrics. I realized the lyrics really have a resseblance with my life journey.

(to be continued)

Monday, June 27, 2016

Prologue



I used to dream to pursue higher education in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, I used to daydream all the time about it, wondering how does it feel to be in there. But now, i have to forget about all of it. I still have a little thought about it, i have chill everytime i'm thinking about it. But i think that, maybe MIT is just not for me. Or, i was too scared to go there.

So i had to accept that i had to go to continue my study to ITB. Not a bad choice, it's a very good choice actually. Bandung Institute of Technology is ranked 361-370 in QS World University ranking. And, it's the best engineering university in Indonesia. It's very hard to get admitted in there. And also, lot of the alumnus are a very influenced people. Indonesian first president, Ir. Soekarno, graduated from ITB in 1926. And also B.J. Habibie, who also graduated from ITB. But still i am not very satisfied with it.

It's probably because, i think that i have picked the wrong major. Yeah, i was forced by the circumstances, i didn't have any other choices, and i was not brave enough to choose what i've always wanted.

But maybe this is the best choice after all, i've prayed to Allah so hard, looking for guidance, and this is the very final answer. Yeah, there's nothing to regret now.

After all, life is a one long ride with full of surprises. We don't know what exactly what's gonna happen, but i hope Allah has planned the best for us :)

Monday, May 2, 2016

Those two colors that will determine my life.

On that day, i will wake up in the morning, eagerly. I will be freaking out, i will be stressed out, or maybe i will be ignorant, having prepared for the worst case. But no matter how ignorant i will be, that painful feeling will still be there, untill then...
Seconds will feel like an hour, minutes will be like days, and the world will spin slower, as i wait for the server to come up.
And then it finally come up.
And then i will open my notebook, log in to that website, and then the thrill begins...
What color would appear in that small text box, would it be red, or would it be green?
If it's green : I will be thankful and very excited because, i will be admitted in thr best engineering college in this country. But, have i made the right decision? Is the decision i've chosen the right decision? It's like this, I have a crush on someone, i really love her, but i know that she's too pretty for me so i forget about her instead and move on to another girl. But still, the love that i had to my true crush still there...
If it's red : It will be VERY FRUSTRATING because i will have to study for that exam and i'm not really sure that i can pass that exam. But, if it's red, i will still have the chance to chase 'my true crush' and yeah, pursue my real passion.
But i can still try to love my 'new crush' because maybe my 'new crush' is better than my so called 'true love'. I input that decision not based on nothing. But i have asked my parents, my teacher, my student advisor, and i have prayed to Allah and maybe it is the best decision for me. :)
After all, it is up to Allah. We, humans have nothing, and we are just Allah's property. And i know that Allah has many of surprises for us, and Allah has prepared the best for us. :)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

My Awesome Future

What will the future Mr. Geonova be? Will he be a young scientist? A Nanotechnology Inventor? Genetic engineer? A top researcher? A doctor? The first Indonesian Astronaut? A Pilot? A mechanic? A biotechnology expert? A chemistry engineer? An IT guy? A material engineer? Or the next future Bill Gates.

I don't know, we don't know. Only god knows what he will be. But he takes part on what he will be in the next 10 or 20 years. Now here's the thing. He is very young, he is still sixteen years old. But, he has a vision. From that vision, he found ambition. And with that, he works with passion.

But, the problem is, he found his ambition late. If only he had found his vision since he was in the first grade of high school, he would have had a good grade. But he just found his ambition just right after he entered the third grade of high school.

His grades are uh, just average. Standard. Yeah, he is kinda lazy person, except if there is something that pushes him.
Wait. So what made him suddenly be an ambitious person who works with passion? Probably because somehow he accidentally found a random blog on the internet. It's just a normal blog with a boring template. But what matter is the content of that blog.

So what is the content of that blog? Video games cheat? Hack app? Torrent site? No. That blog is about an awesome student, who went to the same school as him. But she ( the blog author ) continued her study to the most awesome university in the world (in his version). She took an undergraduate program. At Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT).

What? How could MIT be so awesome and drove him to be so ambitious? How could that event changed him?

The answer is simple. He once said what his goal is. He want to be "Rich, Classy and Educated" (he didn't say awesome because i think it's obvious that he is already awesome). And he thought that MIT is the fastest way to get there (i second that).

And also, he likes USA and it's culture (imho american culture sucks). And he is obsessed with blonde with girls (idk how he became obsessed).

So what will he be then? I don't know. But if everything goes according to the plan he made, it'll most probably be like this.

After graduated high school, he will be #adMITted at #MIT (and he will show his pride by posting at Path). And he will take a Major in Computer Science (he is an IT Guy since he was 5). After that he will work at Microsoft (and he will stop using pirated Windows). And after that he will continue his study (maybe economy, im not sure tho). And after years of experiences, he will start making his own company, he will recruit Indonesian students who study abroad. And he will build an empire and be the next Bill Gates *insert cool emoji here*

W...wait. How the heck he build his so called 'empire'? I mean what will the company make? A freakin' software?

Not really, he is a fan of futuristic technology. He has a vision that all futuristic technology, under one flagship of his company, will be at every house. Sounds cool right? Like there will be hoverboards in every houses, interactive wall holograms become a normal thing. It is cool right?
Yeah yeah, i hope that boy will get the best. The best for him, the best for Indonesia, and the best for the future.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Goals and Dreams

Have you ever had a dream? I mean not something that usually appears in your sleep, but something that you really want.

Of course, you all have a dream. Whether it's big or small, realistic or not. We all have a dream.

But what's the point of dreaming then? I mean it would not make any differences.
Unless,
You set some goals out of it.

Yeah, to get our dreams come true, we must set goals. And to get to those goals, we must set some strategies and steps to get to that goals.

And what's the dream for? It's for motivation. It's the reason why you are doing something. And it's keeping you alive.

With dream, we can be more passionate doing our works, with dream, we could be anything we want. Well, if you set a goal and keep working on it.

Good luck, dreamers. I hope we can make our dreams come true

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Freeport, is it all bad?

Freeport Mine

Freeport yeah. I bet you readers always have a negative thinking about freeport. Me too. Heck yes, freeport is like implicit colonialism. They have been taking our damn precious couple of hundred thousands of gold from our soil. And what do we get? Nothing? Not so nothing, we still get a thing. Yeah. A thing.

So what do we get from freeport? First, we get money. How much money? WE DON'T KNOW. We never sure. Those american dipsh*t doesn't not have a transparency, and maybe so does our govt. Our govt. Never really show us how much money do we get from that damned goldmine. Or maybe uh... idk.

Second, we get education, wealthy living and so on. Uh wait, 'we' here not refer to 250million of Indonesian Citizens. Buuuut,it refers to just a small bunch of workers who work at the Freeport. Indeed. Of course, the Freeport are willing to make its worker wealthy, so they don't protest, and the gold craving process could continue without having trouble. Very nicely done move, uncle sam. A small investment to get an tremendously huge amount of money.

What else do we get? Nothing,w..wait. We still got a thing! An electriciry!money!food! Yayy! But which 'we' are we refer to, now? Yeah, still not the whole Indonesian ppl. Just a few village that is located near the mine, not whole Indonesian even the whole Papua. Ugh yeah, another strategy. Damnit.

What i suggest is, we should start doing some kind of transfer of technology. We still have 5 years before the contract ends, i think it's enough for us to get the knowledge of mining gold. And so after the contract ends, what is ours could be reclaimed back again. Hopefully.