Christmas is coming. Some people already started celebrating it. KMKI (Keluarga Masyarakat Kristen Indonesia) is an Indonesian Christian Communities in Japan. KMKI members are Indonesian who live in Japan. To celebrate Christmas, KMKI hosting Christmas Mass every year. This year Christmas Mass was held yesterday in Balai Indonesia, Meguro.
Other than photography, I enjoy design. In the very beginning, I designed this blog as a design blog to share some of the designs or wallpapers that I made. Somehow along the way, I decided to change it to a photo blog. It's been 9 months since I started blogging, and I believe it is time to change the layout while cleaning up some bad codes !
Tokyo CGM Night is a monthly event organized by Danny Choo together with Andrew Shuttleworth. This event is dedicated to folks who truly understand and excel in CGM - the result being millions of unique users and page views per month. The Tokyo CGM Night was held last night in Shibuya’s Cospa Head Office.
When you hear the word Narita, the Narita International Airport immediately comes in mind. It is the first place that foreigners usually take the the first step onto Japan. The Narita International Airport is located in Narita City. Beside being a gateway to Japan, Narita itself is a very charming city.
It has been raining so often lately, especially during weekends. When it rains in Japan, usually it rains all day along and often accompanied by strong winds. I would rather stay home during that time.
It was raining yesterday so I spent my time making wallpaper of Mirai Suenaga, cute mascot of Dannychoo.com. Been a while since I made wallpaper, so I went for a simple design.
Last week I spent most of my free time at home. I tried to devote my time for my dear Mac, to understand him, and to get to know each other. Although things were progressing nicely, it might take a while before we become best friend. I decided to give some free time alone for him while I went adventuring in Chiba Prefecture.
RAW JPEG RAW JPEG.... If you have been following me around, you should know that I am a JPEG lover. No matter how much RAW tries to seduce me with its awesome post-processing ability, my heart never walk away from JPEG.
During the Kobe trip, I walked too much. I could hear my legs begging me to stop walking and take a one day rest. I tried to listen to them but it would be a shame if I wasted my holiday only to stay at home. Thankfully, my legs and I finally came to an agreement that we should spend our morning resting, then take the later train in the afternoon.
It was Thursday in the afternoon. The wind was quite strong that day due to the typhoon. I was a bit worried if the typhoon would ruin my weekends. Fortunately, aside from the wind, everything was great. No rain, no cloud, and the sun shined brightly.
When I heard from my friends that they planned to go to Kobe in the weekends, I thought that it was a crazy thing to do. If I wanted to join, I needed to pack my things, to arrange a place for me to stay, and to buy the Shinkansen ticket as soon as possible. I needed to do everything within one day. No, I should have said within half day because I had to work on Friday. It's going to be a tough journey but I was sure that it's going to be a fun one. It's going to be a FUN one ! With that in my mind, I decided to join the fun.
Canada is one of the countries with outstanding natural beauty. The inlets, the lakes, the rivers, the mountains. The vast landscapes that Canada has are truly breathtaking. When I was in Canada, I felt like I was amongst the most breathtaking and fabulous scenery the world has to offer.
These past few weeks has been a busy week. Working, traveling, photographing, blogging, and living life have squeezed out my energy. Sometimes I feel that I should have taken a break for a while. But strangely enough, all of the traveling, photographing, and writing this blog have been an enjoyable moment for me. At this time, I love what I'm doing and I am hoping to continue doing this for a long time.
Every day we spend our day doing the same routine over and over. It is important to take break from daily routine of life and go for holiday. Take some rest, relax, have fun, be together with your loved ones, visit interesting place, meet new people, and be crazy. You will feel more refreshed afterward.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Port of Yokohama, the city sponsors the "Set Sail!" event. Lots of event were held in a lot of places in Yokohama focusing on the history and attractions of the city.
For people who has interest on learning the stories of Japanese immigrants, The Japanese Overseas Migration Museum is the right museum for you. Located in the port city of Yokohama, this museum presents the stories of the Japanese people who emigrated to the New World in the late 19th and 20th centuries and their descendants. Run by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and opened in 2002, the Japanese Overseas Migration Museum receives 30,000 visitors per year.
The Ibaraki's photoshoot continues. Our destination was the tallest statue in Japan. With the height of 120 meters, Ushiku Daibutsu stands as the tallest statue in Japan. It is also one of the tallest statues in the world.
Yesterday my friends and I decided to go a little bit further from Tokyo and Chiba. Ibaraki Prefecture, not to be misspelled as Ibaragi, was our destination. Ibaraki is located in the northeastern part of Kantou region.
I was asked last time by someone to show the way to go to the city (Chiba or Tokyo) from Narita Airport. Taking the train in Japan is fairly easy because there is lots of English signs almost everywhere. The ticket machine also has the english version so you will not have any trouble purchasing the train ticket.
The final coverage for Chara Hobby 2009. The main reason why I went there were actually to shoot the cosplayers. Looking back at my experience at the Wonder Festival, I went there with high expectation for the cosplayers.
Chara Hobby is the annual event where the major model kit manufacturers show their latest model kits. Today was my first time going there. I took more than 400 photos which I need to split into few posts. This first post will cover the Gundams.
It had been a year since I watched Hanabi (Fireworks) in Japan. This year, I decided to go watch Hanabi in Futago Tamagawa. Futago Tamagawa Hanabi is known for its gorgeous fireworks. I have heard lots of good thing about it. Last week, My friends and I went there.
Palembang, my hometown, is a capital city of South Sumatra in Indonesia. It's a nice little city. Although there is not many things you could do there, the food is delicious. One of the restaurant I could recommend is Sari Laut, a seafood restaurant.
Other than photography, one thing that I like to do is doing Food Hunting. Located in Grand Indonesia, Social House is a new restaurant that is quite popular as a new hang out place in Jakarta. As a food hunter, I feel obligated to pay a visit there.
To have a place you can called "Home" is a wonderful thing. A place where you can rest and get food for your body and mind. No matter how far you travel over the world, there is nothing as great as your home. During the Obon holiday, I went back to Indonesia to visit my family.
I've received few emails asking about photography. I love to respond to the emails. To be able to share what I know is a very good thing. That is why starting from this post, I will make an FAQ post from time to time to tell you a little bit about photography. I am not a professional nor a photography guru. The FAQ will be based on my personal experience. I believe every people has their own style so it might not work on you. What I could guarantee is my love for photography. ;)
Wonder Festival is the largest annual event displaying and selling garage kit and figures of anime, mecha, and game characters (or monsters). The Wonder Festival was held today from 10AM to 5PM. Since most website already started to post about the model kits, I will focus on the cosplayers. There were lots of high quality cosplayers today.
Located in Shinjuku is a popular all-you-can-eat kushiage (deep-fried skewers) restaurant. Straight from Osaka, Kushiya Monogatari provides you with meat, fish, and vegetables in skewers (kushi) that you can deep-fried (age) it by yourself.
Tokyo, or Chiba in my case, is a city filled with lots of tall, concrete building all over the place. Even with all of the buildings, the city still offers some lovely park for its residents to have a break and enjoy the nature.
One of the things that I like to do during weekend is walking around my neighborhood. It has become one of my regularly activity to just spend some quality time walking around in the evening, enjoying fresh air, and taking a couple of photos.
A few weeks ago I moved to Chiba City, a big city but not as crowded as Tokyo. According to the Alien Registration Law, if we change address ,we are obligated to apply at the office of the new municipality in which you reside within 14 days. The Chiba City Ward is located in Chiba Chuo closed to Parco, a big shopping center in Chiba City.
Inohana Park (亥鼻公園), located in downtown Chiba, is quite well famous as a good spot to watch Sakura. Knowing that the Sakura season was over already, I went there a few weeks ago to take a look at it while still hoping that Sakura were there.
Nokigiri Yama (Saw Mountain) is a mountain located at the western end of Boso Peninsula, Honshu, Japan. It is called Saw Mountain because it resembles the edge of saw (Nokogiri). It is located 330 meters above the sea level. The famous spots there are The Daibutsu (Great Buddha), Sen Gohyaku Rakan (1500 disciples of Buddha), and Jigoku Nozoki (Peering into Hell) cliff.
Saint Patrick's Day is an annual day which celebrates Saint Patrick, one of the saints of Ireland, and is world widely celebrated on March 17 around the world. It is celebrated by Irish and non-Irish people by wearing green. This year, the Tokyo St. Patrick's Parade was held from Omote Sando to Harajuku on Sunday, March 15.