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2010 - Keep Traveling

One good thing of updating blog/journal regularly, at least once a month, is I can read and look back on what I've been up to in the past year. This year I was wandering like crazy. Not necessary traveling to oversea, but also to places in Singapore where I haven't been yet (quite difficult tho to find new place in this teeny weeny country).


When nobody wanted to go, I kept going, solo-backpacking it was. When I didn't like my traveling partners, I kept going. When no other girls in the group, I kept going (the Boy was quite angry about this). When the works in the office were hectic, sorry Boss, I kept going. When my Dad didn't approve my next trip plan, what the heck, I kept going.

My family do not like going out that much. Holiday means staying at home lazily, watching tv and sleeping whole day. Sounds 'fun', huh? I could not do much other than obeying this rule since I did not have enough money to go around by myself. The young-me also did not have many …

Dealing with Visa

Since I only have traveled to neighbor countries, I rarely needed to apply for visa. Except twice, when I went to Australia and Cambodia (I thought we're friends, Cambodia!). But after this agreement with our handsome foreign minister, Indonesia will be exempted from Cambodia Visa, hooray! You may need to check to the embassy for more details.

Cambodia has a system called e-Visa to apply the visa online. I applied it via this website which cost US$25 (US$20 + US$5 processing charge) per person. Not long time after submitting the application, I found this website saying that the site where I applied for visa was a scam. But this one only charges US$10 per person, quite strange because the normal price should be US$20. I didn't know which one was right.

On the next day my visa arrived, less than 12 hours! They sent it via email as JPG file. I had to print 2 copies and bring them for entering and departing Cambodia. No further issue when I arrived there and showed this print-ou…

Tinkerbell Wannabe

My company's Dinner and Dance (DnD) this year was held last week in one of ballrooms in Resort World Sentosa. As committee, we chose that place because it was quite new in Singapore therefore could bring more enthusiasm for people to come. DnD is an annual event from companies to unite their employees together and celebrate what has been achieved during a year... in summary: free deluxe dining foods haha! I think it is only common in Singapore. My company's branches in other countries like China and France, do not have this event. Or maybe I just don't know it.

Including this year, I have been attending DnD party 3 times. First time was in December 2008 when I just joined the company. Theme of the party that time was MTV Night, everything about music. But I did not dress up anything since I was newbie and I still had no idea what it was all about. The girls all dressed up so pretty in a night gown, I felt not confident at all! But never mind, I just wanted to enjoy the fo…

Some Things are Better Unplanned

I really like this traveling article, especially in the part: Most of your best memories will come from unplanned things.

When I and some friends went to Bintan last month for one night, we really had it spontaneously. Accommodation and ferry bookings, even how many exact people coming, were finalized only two days before the trip. And activities to do in Bintan? We asked to the hotel staff once we arrived there! Nonetheless, that was one of the most fun trips I ever had, thanks to the awesome traveling partners!

In other occasions, especially for far and long trips such as Australia, I prefer to plan them carefully and details. So I can be a spontaneous traveler, and also an organized traveler, depends on the needs haha. I used this helpful web-tool to create my itinerary. But... of course, things do not always work as we planned.

We arrived at Melbourne in the afternoon, planning to go directly to Phillip Island to catch little fairy penguins on sunset. But the car we rented did no…

I Left My Heart There

Some places make me want to come back. Some places are enough to be visited once. Some places are really not recommended. But this is the first place I fall in love with.