Monday, July 18, 2016

My Journey in Thailand - Temple in Sisaket Province
















Taken with Samsung Galaxy J7

Last week, on Sunday... Me, my friends, one of my student, and my host family went to a temple in Sisaket. It was my first time ever and the place was wonderful. The building is so big. This temple consist of museum and place for pray to Buddha or God. This temple is not too tall comparing to other temple in other bigger cities. It has only 4 floors. The view from 4th floor is going to amazed you. Green and peaceful place. You can come to this temple if you visit Sisaket province and ask to local people about it. They surely will help you to reach the destination.

I got my fortune prediction and it was a nice one! You need to try to see your own fortune. If you are not believing in any kind of fortune teller or prediction like me, well just do it for fun and make the fortune prediction to be your inspiration and try to be a better person in your life. Because YOLO. 

This temple is quite clean but the public bathroom / toilet is not that clean. It was so dusty and there was no clean water. Make sure you bring tissue or wet tissue with you
, just in case you want to pee. If you are a girl and still in your period please make sure you clean it. Do not ever place a blood mark in any kind of temple here.

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There are several tourist attractions here in Sisaket. Not as many as other cities but yet, Sisaket is one of my favorite province in Thailand. The other recommended destination is Sisaket Aquarium. You can also visit downtown in Khukhan district. I live in Ta-Ud area in Sisaket, it is a small area. Not many things happen here in my neighborhood. So me and my host family are often going to Khukhan or other areas in Sisaket province.

I feel bad that I forget the name of this temple. But if you visit here, just make sure you say "I want to go to a temple and museum in Sisaket." and the locals would automatically know it (or probably you show my captured photos to them). There is a temple near my home but it's just a small one and nothing really interesting with it. I mean, it doesn't bad either but it's just a holy place for people who want to pray / not a tourist attraction / not a tourist destination. No need to pay if you want to visit local temples here. They will welcome all people who want to visit.


Now, do you want to try to visit this province?

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Friday, July 15, 2016

My Journey to Thailand - Touch Down in Bangkok University










Taken with Samsung Galaxy J7

Hello everyone! Long time no see. I am back with a new story. I hope all of you have a nice long holiday. I am already in Thailand and by writing this, today is actually my 16th day (I've been staying in Thailand for at least 2 weeks). I had several classes in Bangkok University before I started my project teaching English in rural area. Basically, all of us were learning about basic thai language, how to adapt with local environment, etc.

I was surprised at the first time, schools and universities here are so big. I think, the government does an amazing job to let schools and universities get large spaces. Bangkok University building is also amazing. The architecture is so modern and the facilities are great. The students are so chic (especially those art students tho). I saw Bangkok University cheerleading practice and routine, bands, students from acting class, and the university has its own cinema for students to have their own movie premiere. I wish that my university is also like that.

Right now, I am not currently staying in Bangkok. I live or stay in Sisaket province for the whole month. I already live in with my new family here (host family). She is really nice and she has 2 beautiful daughters. I really enjoy my stay in Thailand. I live with 2 other friends as well, my friend Dara my bestfriend and one new friend from China named Elaine.

In Thailand, People are so great and pretty much helpful, all thai foods are awesome, and my place to sleep is kinda proper (way better than I thought before). Everything here is so cheap comparing to my home country, Indonesia. Foods here around my place are mostly less than USD $1. I can save my money to buy something else when I already finished my project and come back to Bangkok.

Maybe some of you might ask,... how come did I decide to come here to teaching english? Well, I joined AIESEC program called Global Citizen and I applied to AIESEC Thailand program called Sawasdee Project to help less fortunate kids to learn English and exchange culture. I already write about it in my previous post, you can click here to see! Actually, I applied under Chulalongkorn University, only the event that being held in Bangkok University.

I will have my 5 days holiday from July 16th - 20th 2016 (Thailand Buddhist holiday). I think, I am going to go to Ubon province to accompany my host family to pray at the local temple and maybe we are going to visit wax festival as well there. I can't wait to have break time with my host family because they are all so nice to me.

I will try to update more about my life here on my blog and also I do vlogging everyday. I will upload it later on too. Once again, have a great holiday and good luck!


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Sunday, June 26, 2016

MY NEW LOOK? MY NEW HAIR?








Outer - Vintage, Inner - Cotton On, Pants - myrubylicious, Shoes - deazzle, Sunnies - UNIQLO

Hello guys, I am back with a new outfit of the day post. 

As you might not notice, I did coloring my hair last month. My hair color now is reddish brown color. I don't want to change into another color yet because at the end of the month, I need to go to Thailand for teaching purpose. I might not be allowed to have weird colored hairstyle. But, I make sure that I am going to change my hairstyle and hair color to be a unicorn hairstyle.

Actually, this is my second time to colored my hair. The first time was not staying for a long period. Probably it was just for 3-4 days long. Now, it had been a month straight. I am going to recolor my hair color before I go to South Korea in September 2016. Wait for it! I am going to surprise everyone, including my family. lol. Because my parents really do hate it when their daughter tries to do silly things. But in my mind, expressing my emotion and excitement by coloring my own hair is such a cool idea. I want to try something new and experience something new with my hair too.

Certain hairstyles can change someone's look and expression right? I just can't wait. Day by day, I just hope that someday I can coloring my hair to something fresh, cute, and unique. How about brown and pink? =]

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Beauty Review : Get Healthy by Drinking "Yogurt Drink"


Hello everyone! 

I am back with another review connected to my daily healthy routine. I am getting into so many activities lately even in my university and at my work place. I need to maintain my health but I don’t have enough time to practically make my own yogurt at home. Actually my best friend introduces me to yogurt drink because she always drinks that in front of me during her break time.

What is the important thing by drinking yogurt on daily basis? Because yogurt as Natural Remedies which means yogurt is one of the "natural remedies". Naturally, the content contained in yogurt can help prevent us from various diseases.

In our own market right now, there are two famous yogurt drink brands. Those are Heavenly Blush Yogurt Drink and Cimory Yogurt




I personally already tried both Heavenly Blush Yogurt Drink and Cimory Yogurt Drink. Basically both of those brands are trying to give us consumer so many healthy benefits (as you can see from nutrition facts above). But personally, I prefer Heavenly Blush Yogurt because for my preference the Cimory Yogurt Drink is a little bit sweet for me. Based on the nutrition facts, Cimory Yogurt Drink has 31 g sugar and Heavenly Blush Yogurt Drink has only 11 g sugar in it. Heavenly Blush Asamnya Pas (corresponding acid) due to the latest generation made of bacteria that are selected specifically so it's not too acidic / not too sour although low in sugar. And a sour taste that fits could make us not to worry about stomachache due to gastritis (maag / asam lambung).

It doesn’t mean I hate Cimory Yogurt Drink either, it’s just my preference. Cimory Yogurt Drink also has positive nutrition in it, it contains a lot of vitamins (A, D, B2, B12). Cimory Yogurt Drink has 20% AKG Calcium and Heavenly Blush Yogurt Drink has 45% AKG Calcium which is great for my daily activity.


Things that I love from Heavenly Blush Yogurt drink are :
  1. Hi - Calcium, to support an active lifestyle.
  2. Low Fat, only 100 calories. A nice yogurt drink to supports diet routine too.
  3. Less Sugar
  4. Containing Food Prebiotic Fiber, for maintaining digestive health and lower the cholesterol level in your body.
  5. It can be taken anywhere (travel friendly) without fear of broken. Created by aseptic process and UHT (it's not going to turn out bad even if it's not stored in the refrigerator). Longer shelf life without preservatives.
  6. Acid and sweet flavors (not really sweet but not really plain either)
Important note for you : if you want to try any kind of yogurt drink, just please choose your own yogurt carefully! Choose a yogurt that has great acidity level and also care about other benefits such as low fat, low sugar, high in calcium, and contains a Prebiotic.


Enjoy your Heavenly Blush Yogurt as/when :

1. Breakfast
Easy & Practical, Grab & Go.
Not too heavy so fitting for built-in breakfast if you want to maintain ideal body

2. Healthy Snacks
Healthy snacks on the sidelines during working time / activities

3. Before Lunch / Night
Consumption of yogurt before meals can reduce the consumption of our meal that is not too much. So get to diet.

4. Before Bed
Prebiotic Fiber can help digestion. So the stomach will feel clean in the morning.

5. When active
Practical and easy to carry anywhere.

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