Vespa and Drone Morning Ride

Suddenly this morning I had the urge to ride my vespa, and looking for wide place to practice my drone flying skills. Then I remember Richard, my friend, who just repainted his Vespa, and I believe he was falling in love again with his scooter.

So I texted him to see if he thought if it was a good idea. 

Well, great minds think alike, within minutes Richard already arrived at my house. Unfortunately, my Vespa’s battery was dead, so I couldn’t start it on (jarang dipake siih). But it’s ok, at least we took pictures together with our scooters:

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Bukber FE UGM 92 plus Reunion Meeting

An annual ritual that should always be preserved: Buka Bersama (ifhtar) with colleagues from FE UGM 92. Taking the same place like last year in Dapuraya Pasaraya, we use the opportunity to continue our discussion for our upcoming reunion in August. It’s only three months to go, but hopefully with renewed sense of enthusiasm, we’ll use the time to make the event successful and memorable. Aamiin.

MRT Jakarta: (Segera) Terwujudnya Mimpi Warga Jakarta

The famous tunnel, dan sebagian foto saat kunjungan

Hari Kamis minggu lalu, saya dan teman-teman alumni Singapore International Foundation (SIF) Asean Student Fellows berkesempatan untuk menilik proyek MRT (Mass Rapid Transportation) Jakarta.

Kebetulan Direktur Operasional PT MRT Jakarta, (Bapak) Agung Wicaksono, adalah rekan sesama Alumni, jadi kita mendapat kesempatan berharga untuk reuni bareng sekaligus mengunjungi tempat kerja Agung yang akhir-akhir ini jadi pusat perhatian.

Bagi kami, Alumnus SIF yang pada saat kuliah mendapat beasiswa untuk kuliah di Singapura, MRT mendapat tempat khusus di hati kami. Banyak dari kami (termasuk saya) yang pertama kali pergi ke luar negeri berkat beasiswa tersebut. Dan tentu saja saat itu kali pertama kami menaiki moda transportasi yang menjadi simbol negara/kota yang modern dan maju. Moda transportasi yang murah, cepat, aman dan nyaman.
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Coldplay Bangkok Concert Experience

The stage from our seating position. Provide great bird eye view of a beautiful concert
When Coldplay planned to come to Asia for their “Head Full of Dreams” World Tour, I immediately thought of going to their concert with Elok. Well, I can say Coldplay is one of few intersections from our vastly different musical interests, so this would be a perfect concert for us going together. Alas, the concerts tickets at Singapore, the closest venue from Jakarta, were sold out in hours, and we were left disappointed.

But to our much pleasant surprise, couple of days later, one of Elok’s friend informed us that there are still tickets available on their concert in Bangkok. So without hesitation, we bought our tickets and arrange the trip there!

Me, Elok and our fellow concert goers
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Concert Experience: Guns ‘N Roses Not in This Lifetime Tour 2017

The big stage with big big screens
Ok, after sore muscles and sleepy eyes have gone, here is my story from the experience watching last night’s Guns ‘N Roses (GNR) Concert in Singapore.

Billed as “Not in This Lifetime” concert, the show is highly anticipated by GNR and rock fans who grew up in hair metal hey day. Nearing mid 90s after releasing the cover album of Spaghetti Incidents, GNR personnel were busy making headlines due to their conflicts. Axl Rose was reported to be too egocentric and fired the fellow original line-up of the band Slash and Duff McKagan from the band. The feud between them was very bad, hence there was a time when Slash was asked if he ever going to reunite with Axl, his response was “not in this lifetime!”

The ticket. At SGD302, it’s not cheap

But hey, nothing lasts forever (“even cold November rain”). And people do change, including Axl and Slash.
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