What To Prepare Before Going To Tibet

What To Prepare Before Going To Tibet

Like I said on my previous post, before my Tibet holiday I had zero idea about going to highland, what to expect and how serious high altitude sickness could be. Now. After that unforgettable holiday expedition to Tibet, I want to share what to prepare before going to places with higher altitude, based on my personal experience. But before that, to know what altitude sickness is, caused, symptoms, treatments and such, I trust this web. ⊂(´• ω •`⊂)

Fyi, for those who have not read my previous posts, my trip to Tibet was not for hiking. The only tough activity we did was climbing up 432 steps at Potala Palace – it was fun but with that thin air we were all panting like crazy! The rest of the activity we just sat in the bus and walked not too far from where the bus parked. ( ゚o⌒)

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Train from Jakarta City to Airport 🚝

Train from Jakarta City to Airport 🚝

Soetta or Soekarno-Hatta as locals called it. Foreigner would prefer to call it Jakarta Airport. But it’s not even located in the same province as Jakarta. As an engineer who designed one of the system in this huge building, I prefer to call it SHIA which is stands for Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. 🛫

There are several ways to reach SHIA from Jakarta city. Please check my comparison table below; ( ・ω・)☞

inside the brand new train to SHIA Station

But now I’m going to show you how to get a train from Sudirman Baru Train Station to SHIA, as it is the newest and most advanced option. (✧ω✧)

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What Happened in Nagasaki on 9 August 1945?

What Happened in Nagasaki on 9 August 1945?

Inspired by the tragic moment happened in Nagasaki 72 years ago, I dedicated this post especially for those who are affected by the Atomic Bomb.

Nagasaki was a small fishing village set in a secluded harbor, Nagasaki had little historical significance until contact with Portuguese explorers in 1543. An early visitor was Fernão Mendes Pinto, who came on a Portuguese ship which landed nearby in Tanegashima. Soon after, Portuguese ships started sailing to Japan as regular trade freighters, thus increasing the contact and trade relations between Japan and the rest of the world, then Nagasaki became a centre of Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries.

On August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure. Three days later, a second B-29 dropped another A-bomb on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 75,000 people. Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced his country’s unconditional surrender in World War II in a radio address on August 15, citing the devastating power of “a new and most cruel bomb.”

Click “Read More” below to read about some sad stories I captured during my visit at the Atomic Bomb Museum, Nagasaki.

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What to Expect and What NOT to Expect from Sand Bath Onsen

What to Expect and What NOT to Expect from Sand Bath Onsen

You probably already heard about onsen. A natural / human-made pond with hot water famous in Japan, where we could soak ourselves naked with strangers in the same pond. But have you ever heard about SAND Bath Onsen?

I guess not many people heard about sand bath onsen. Especially those who are not from Japan.

I heard sand bath onsen during my research while I was planning my itinerary for my Japan trip, June 2017. I found one of the sand bath onsen in Beppu, only 2.5 hours away from Fukuoka. This interesting sand bath apparently has some good side-effect for our body. The sauna effect from burying yourself in a sand will make your body temperature higher and excrete poisonous toxins by sweating.

And after I tried this onsen at Beppu, now here I am going to show you what to expect and what not to expect from sand bath based on my personal experience! Click “Read More” and check out yourself!

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is Ainoshima / Cat Island recommended to visit while you’re in Kyushu?

is Ainoshima / Cat Island recommended to visit while you’re in Kyushu?

Hello to all cat (or animal) lovers out there! <(o^▽^o)ノ

So you came across my blog and want to check if it was worth to go Ainoshima (相島) or Cat Island while you’re having holiday in Kyushu. You probably already checked some blogs and websites out there telling you how cute the cats are, how easy to get there, how you will get a lifetime experience and so on. And they probably right. But you are on my page now, and I will tell you what’s on my perspective about the island. <( ̄︶ ̄)>

I have three important questions for you, so you can tell will it be worth to go Ainoshima or not.

  1. Do you claim yourself as a crazy-cat lady but you never seen real cats in your life ever?
  2. Will you be fine get approached by cats with skin problem or eyes problem or even half of her face covered by blood from an accident, without your heart wants to help them or drag a vet to the island?
  3. Are you allergic to house feline softly meowed at you for attention, with big eyes and fur oh-so-fluffy?

If you answered “yes” to those three questions, congrats! You will find Ainoshima as your heaven! Proceed now to check how to get there and yes it is so easy! ٩(。•́‿•̀。)۶

*some of the good-looking cats I found*

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Love is… Growing old together and still helping each other, constantly.

Love is… Growing old together and still helping each other, constantly.

Every lunch time always see this couple walk around my office. The old gentlemen was bound to the wheelchair while the lady always push the wheelchair everywhere. I also seen the lady sometimes carefully feed her husband. This is a true love.

I want this kind of true love. 💗

about my blog address….

about my blog address….

dear my lovely readers,

My blog address has been changed many times. As you might found out from older pictures I posted here, my previous blog address was “negrisinga”. Then I realized that I didn’t talk only about one particular country in this blog, so might as well to change my address. I chose “pikuta” because it sounds cute in my ear. Then after few months I get bored of it and now changed to “purisu”.

“Purisu” was Japanese from English nickname “Pris”, which is shortened from my real name. So I think it would be nice to stick with my original name. But to be honest, I don’t know how long I will keep this blog address. My blog address keep on changing, please bear with it.

Anyhow, rose will still be beautiful with any names, right?

Happy reading and thank you for stopping by!

Hope you enjoy my writings. And please leave some comments! 😉

xo,

プリシラ

MacRitchie Reservoir Park: Macaque Dos and Don’ts

MacRitchie Reservoir Park: Macaque Dos and Don’ts

So today, having unstable mood as I always do lately, I decided to visit a nature reserve at MacRitchie, with a hope that mother nature would lend me some strength. But who knows, this huge park has a lot of macaques!

If you love animals and want to take picture as close as you can, always be alert that these wild animals can always snatch your camera/phone. Don’t make any noise by clicking your tongue or make other funny noises, as they might think you were scaring them off. Don’t step on a dry leaves, as the sound would scared them as well. Be gentle when walking closer towards them. Be extra gentle and don’t make any noise when open your camera/phone. But bear in mind, ALWAYS BE ALERT!

I observed these wild creatures and learned that most of the time they will ignore you if you just walk pass through them without making too much noises and didn’t bring any food or anything that looked like food. If you walk around the park with food or colorful water bottle, just DON’T! They will try to snatch it from you. If you try to defend your food, more macaques will come. Macaques hunt in a group.

Most of the time they are afraid of human as much as human afraid of them. If you scared of them and decided to make a run from them, they will chase after you–it’s a basic instinct of a predator. If you think they are following you, don’t run. Just stop and turn around, look at their eyes. They usually just play around and don’t really trying to chase you. Always be alert of the wild animals. Animals can read human’s emotions and facial expressions.

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Flower Dome : Lilitopia, Gardens By The Bay

Flower Dome : Lilitopia, Gardens By The Bay

Since i never want to go to work on my birthday, i took leave today and decided to have a great time with myself.  I started with waking up so late. After I had my rainbow cake my colleague bought me yesterday for breakfast, off I went to Shaw Theater to watch Angry Birds. The movie wasn’t so bad, and it has a beautiful moral story.

Around 3PM, I decided to make a move to Gardens By The Bay. They were having Lily shows, called Lilitopia. I am not a fans of Lily, but I am certainly fans of all flowers and animals (I guess). So here are the pictures I took with my Sony phone.

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