Colors of love in Bromo

  Cheritera Cinta Kita by Matsuda Mashimaru Tales of Our Love Story Prologue: It all started with me tagging along with two(2) of my childhood friends and we planned to test our friendship by joining a group of Malaysian and Singaporean photographers (total strangers). People said the best way to test the compatibility of your […]

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Golden Hours in Lake Toba

During those days when my traveling mission was just to hunt for beaches, waterfalls or for just another gorgeous camp sites, I had a minimalist dream vacation. It was to have a¬†simple holiday (me and my OJ aka orange juice ūüėČ ) in a secluded island (maybe around Mauritius, Maldives or Sipadan Island), in a […]

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Whose Treasure Chest Challenge

Part 2 of Whose Treasure Chest Challenge I had a hectic week and I miss my old house helper (Timah please comeback ūüėČ ) very much. My life has been in chaos for the pass few months without her and I really need my GATEWAY!! Enough ranting and back to work. So, I challenged myself […]

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Whose Treasure Chest is This

Part 1: Whose Treasure Chest is This? This is not my Treasure Chest for sure. ¬†One of my breakfast girlfriend got bored of her crystals (semi-precious stone beads) collection and wanted me to revamp her beads collection into something new and unique just for her.¬†One whole box of all sort of semi-precious stone bracelets in […]

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Minimalist mindset in Tibet

Last year, I visited Tibet via overland route from Xining to Lhasa ¬†(1,907km long). I had been curious about Tibet for quite sometime. ¬†The mysterious Tibetan¬†that stayed up high on the mountain and their features looked a lot like the Native Americans in US, the stories of the Dalai Lama with monasteries and nunneries playing […]

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True Blue …

I have been resting well these few months and I will be traveling on and off again starting this September until the end of the year. Before my mind goes cuckoo while wondering somewhere in Neverland, maybe now is the best time to re-organize and re-check my stock of jewelry findings and beads. At least […]

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Color of the beach

I love beach. When I am facing fear face to face, ¬†after putting my ultimate hope towards my Almighty Creator to wash off my fear, I played a mental game of peace by imagining myself at the beach. ¬†Laying on the sand while listening to the sound of the waves were like a free therapy […]

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The colourful side of Whang-od from Buscalan, Kalinga

I visited Whang-od or Fang-od of Buscalan, Kalinga in Philippine last year with my daughter and a group of photographer friends. Whang-od is the last Kalinga membantok or tattoo artist from Buscalan, Kalinga. I was not aware that she is quite well known among the tribal tattoo artist until I googled her. A small framed […]

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Inspire me Africa …

I was in the middle of editing and organizing my 1000++ Ethiopian images when out of boredom I decided to create a necklace and a matching bracelet that will remind me of Ethiopia. Out of my remaining beads, I found some earth tone dyed agate, combined it with some colorful china seed beads and matched […]

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Playing with colors through beading

After 10 years (yes! I know … I am old but I have a very young heart), I decided early this year to revisit again my old beloved passion on beading. Did some intense traveling around the globe these past few years just to figure out what I am made off and I figured that […]

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