Central Park Loop

Finally I crossed my bucket list for this trip: run in Central Park, NY. The 843 acres park is located right in the central of Manhattan, thus the name. It is the oasis for New Yorkers whose everyday lives are hectic and for some, stressful. A session of running or cycling, or simply walk in…

2 SIF Reunion in 1 Day

It’s always been a ritual for us, SIF Fellows Alumni to meet each other, whenever we’re visiting any fellow’s city of residence. We made time to meet up with Patiwat Panurach (Soong) our Thai fellow, who moved in to NY recently with his family. Meanwhile, Nurkholisoh Ibnu Aman, another SIF fellow from different batch, is…

Main Tanpa Rencana ke Maine

Kemarin rombongan menyewa van. Rencana awal cuma sampai Boston. Mengunjungi spot-spot wajib turis. Mulai dari Breakers di Rhode Island, Bunker Hill, Quincy Market dan apalagi kalau bukan Harvard University. Saat di Boston, teriming-iming tips dari teman mengenai nikmatnya lobster di sarangnya, Maine, akhirnya kita impromptu trip ke Cape Elizabeth. Jarak 180 km atau 2 jam…

Idul Adha di Al Hikmah

Kali ini merayakan Idul Adha jauh dari rumah. Tapi Alhamdulillah bukan berarti tanpa kehangatan. Melaksanakan shalat ied di Masjid Al Hikmah, masjid komunitas muslim Indonesia di NY. Dibangun tahun 1985, masjid ini merupakan masjid Indonesia pertama di Amerika Serikat. Shalat di sini memungkinkan kita bertemu dengan banyak saudara muslim Indonesia yang tinggal di NY. Khatib…

Lincoln Memorial Run

It would be hard to leave this city without running on Lincoln Memorial. The spot is an icon for the city and become more famous, popularized by movies such as Forrest Gump, Independence Day, and of course, that’s running scene when Captain America shouted “on your left!” to Falcon. I pushed a bit for a…