borobudur. revisited
i figured posting about borobudur first would make me feel less guilty about the delayed backpacking post. seriously, where the hell i've been? january passed almost too quickly.

about borobudur, i remember myself staring at the greenery from the very top of the temple, thinking, maybe the elders built borobudur for a place to gather together while looking and surrounded by everything beautiful. i wonder if the workers once stopped to soak in such overwhelmingly lovely scenery.

i'm kind of jealous now haha

we went there on sunday and it's as if tourists decided to flood this place. ugh, so much for long holidays. but most of them are okay. the queue is better now that everything is more technologically-operated. the surroundings are more preserved than when i went there on the '90s. also it's nice to see some boyscouts and girlscouts helping the tourists. all in all, it was really nice. except the super long long way to the exit. it was more tiring than the climb to the top.

Borobudur

1/21/2016

borobudur. revisited
i figured posting about borobudur first would make me feel less guilty about the delayed backpacking post. seriously, where the hell i've been? january passed almost too quickly.

about borobudur, i remember myself staring at the greenery from the very top of the temple, thinking, maybe the elders built borobudur for a place to gather together while looking and surrounded by everything beautiful. i wonder if the workers once stopped to soak in such overwhelmingly lovely scenery.

i'm kind of jealous now haha

we went there on sunday and it's as if tourists decided to flood this place. ugh, so much for long holidays. but most of them are okay. the queue is better now that everything is more technologically-operated. the surroundings are more preserved than when i went there on the '90s. also it's nice to see some boyscouts and girlscouts helping the tourists. all in all, it was really nice. except the super long long way to the exit. it was more tiring than the climb to the top.

home. far away from home
i found this lovely guesthouse from airbnb while searching for a place to stay while in jogjakarta. rates have hiked up and everything was fully booked. but there're slot for the dates i want in this place, so i asked through whatsapp. after negotiating for a while, my book was placed.

(tip for locals, ask through whatsapp/call to get cheaper rates!)

the place is what homey all about. although it lies just five minutes from the bustling tourist spot malioboro, the place was quiet, homey, and clean. the alley where it's located might look shady, but once you reached the place, it was an absolute getaway. the room was small but managed to fit for 3 people with extra bed. they also provide free breakfast with limited selection of indonesian and western cuisine. they were excellent. i also sleep peacefully every night. also the design, the design!! everything is top notch in its simplicity. jogjakarta's own modesty.

i don't take many photos because we're practically going places on 2,5 days of our stay in jogjakarta. but the photos in airbnb and instagram can give you glimpse about the place.

funny story. when i checked-in on path app, a friend commented that this place was her aunt's and her cousin was the architect. funny how coincidences met.

more of jogjakarta and trip to borobudur on next installments of how i popped my backpacker cherry!

Pawon Cokelat
Sosrowijayan Wetan
Gg. 01 No.102
Malioboro – Yogyakarta

info@pawoncokelat.com // pawoncokelat.com // airbnb


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1/12/2016

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home. far away from home
i found this lovely guesthouse from airbnb while searching for a place to stay while in jogjakarta. rates have hiked up and everything was fully booked. but there're slot for the dates i want in this place, so i asked through whatsapp. after negotiating for a while, my book was placed.

(tip for locals, ask through whatsapp/call to get cheaper rates!)

the place is what homey all about. although it lies just five minutes from the bustling tourist spot malioboro, the place was quiet, homey, and clean. the alley where it's located might look shady, but once you reached the place, it was an absolute getaway. the room was small but managed to fit for 3 people with extra bed. they also provide free breakfast with limited selection of indonesian and western cuisine. they were excellent. i also sleep peacefully every night. also the design, the design!! everything is top notch in its simplicity. jogjakarta's own modesty.

i don't take many photos because we're practically going places on 2,5 days of our stay in jogjakarta. but the photos in airbnb and instagram can give you glimpse about the place.

funny story. when i checked-in on path app, a friend commented that this place was her aunt's and her cousin was the architect. funny how coincidences met.

more of jogjakarta and trip to borobudur on next installments of how i popped my backpacker cherry!

Pawon Cokelat
Sosrowijayan Wetan
Gg. 01 No.102
Malioboro – Yogyakarta

info@pawoncokelat.com // pawoncokelat.com // airbnb


those forgotten movies i forgot to review
i did watch many movies back then in 2015 but not much of them made the cut to be reviewed here. mostly because i'm too lazy lol. so here's quick recap of them.

*in no particular order

Tomorrowland: i was fallen asleep while watching!! i don't know if it's due to the boring plot or i woke up super early to watch it. it's just not worth all the wait i've been doing since the trailer came out. it's pretty much a mess. maybe i want to rewatch it again. george clooney ended up being the only savior of the movie (because if it's not him i would've left the studio already). 7/10

The Gunman: someone please tell sean penn that his effort in trying to pull liam neeson just didn't work here. and the love story feels forced. all meat but no taste. even idris elba was pretty bland. 6/10

Forgotten Reviews of 2015

1/06/2016

those forgotten movies i forgot to review
i did watch many movies back then in 2015 but not much of them made the cut to be reviewed here. mostly because i'm too lazy lol. so here's quick recap of them.

*in no particular order

Tomorrowland: i was fallen asleep while watching!! i don't know if it's due to the boring plot or i woke up super early to watch it. it's just not worth all the wait i've been doing since the trailer came out. it's pretty much a mess. maybe i want to rewatch it again. george clooney ended up being the only savior of the movie (because if it's not him i would've left the studio already). 7/10

The Gunman: someone please tell sean penn that his effort in trying to pull liam neeson just didn't work here. and the love story feels forced. all meat but no taste. even idris elba was pretty bland. 6/10

A Wordsmith.