Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Hidden Paradise, Amed

Bali, everyone knows bali. Been there so many times, my favorite place, my hiding place and my sweet escape place. I met the one i love there, my favorite pizza place is there, i was there to find some opportunity few years ago also ( which is not really works and cost me back to Jakarta ), but that always around Kuta, legian, seminyak, nusa dua and ubud. But not really have an idea what is AMED like. In my opinion its just a quite place out of nowhere in Bali. Till i got an invitation birthday party from a good friend, and that’s the first time me and my boyfriend explored East Bali, which is for us this is the hidden paradise ! Arrived in airport, it took around 2 hours to bring us to Amed, lovely scenery during the trip to amed, green paddy rice, nice weather. We hired a car ( avanza ) + driver that cost 400,000 ( after tried to negotiate, the driver insist that amed is so far and the price is already the best they can offer, note : including the fuel and tip for driver). After almost around 2,5 hours sitting in car yes, finally we arrive in amed, such a lovely place but little bit quite. Drop at Coral view, to wish meet the birthday boy, then we checked in at our Villa ( named Only You ). Its a Big WOW for the villa, very nice with Balinese style and wood decorator, with direct ocean view. a private pool and private whirlpool spa ready to spoil us. and it just took l few step to go snorkeling at the back. ( rent snorkeling equipment cost : 30,000 ) How did we fill our days days in amed ? Starting with morning yoga on the beach for 1 hour, enough to make us warm but feel fresh, tell you what, please do not forget to bring your own yoga matts, or just like me, end by bitten by few red ants ( guess that i might be too sweet *lol ). Breakfast was fine with toast, orange juice and some Indonesian sweet cake, then we are ready for biking. we chose biking instead of trekking. I was quite proud that i would be able to do this, since i took alot RPM class in Gym. The driver / guide pick up us, and took us around 45 min to somewhere in the middle of jungle called nangka village, as our start point for biking. He told us to use safety helmet and setting the bike comfortable. Oh yes I was so ready , until i found the slippery rocky road is going down.. oh my god… that was scary me a lot. Forgot about how to ride bike or rpm class, I’m hop off from my bike and walk to avoid this down road ( so embracing lol ) till i found the road is ok. Then continue with 25k biking, go up and down across to the jungle, road, village, and hill. View was magnificent, we are sharp in the mid to see holy mount Agung mountain. Just and advise, its better to start the biking early, we’re little bit late, and the weather was so hot burn our skin. and don’t forget to keep drinking and make sure your bottle is full. After 25k biking, we deserve the prize, this trip end at the beautiful white sandy beach ! ( told you, none of kind this beach in Kuta or legian ) very beautiful ! , no wild properties, no fancy hotel or hostel around, no people bothering us selling stuff. This beach only have around 3 local resto, that provide quite a nice lunch ( just local menu : fried chicken, nasi goreng, mie goreng or sandwich ) with of course beer and some cokes. time for swim and play with white sandy !! it was amazing experience ! For your information, this biking trip cost 30USD per person, including pick up from hotel, Biking and safety helmet, guide, water, ticket to virgin beach and lunch at virgin beach ( you may chose 1 meal + 1 soft drink : nasi goreng / fried rice, mie goreng / noodle, fish bbq, chicken bbq ). For sure you have to pay if you want enjoy Bintang ( beer ), it cost 25,000IDR for a small bottle and 40,000 IDR for big bottle.
Went 4km to Southeast amed, we found the snorkeling spot to see Japanese shipwreck. The shipwreck sits at 6-10mtrs between the reef and the sandy bottom, which is its pretty easy to see. Clearly also you may see the beautiful sponges and black coral bushes, and fish life there also are good. That’s a good snorkeling site. ( unfortunately we forgot to bring camera under water, so we not able to show you the pics of shipwreck ) Last but not least of course i would like to share about Food. I’m not a really fan of Balinese food not as much as i like Japanese or Indonesian food. But here’s in Amed… i found an extraordinary Balinese food. You may find lot of international resto that provide western food, owned by foreigner, but me and my boy friend decide to choose local food. Thanks god we find : a little place called Warung Wayan around 100 mtr across from Coral View villas . The Fish soup was DELICIOUS also the coconut chicken. all Fresh cooked. It cost 20,000 IDR for a big bowl delicious fish soup and 40,000 IDR for 5 piece coconut chicken with rice and mix vegetable Balinese. I guess that’s was worthy, At my Friend’s party he provide suckling pig, i knew this is not allowed for moeslem, quite common as one of Balinese authentic food. I have no idea how to make a suckling pig, till i saw it right in front of my eyes, how’s a balinesse man cooked this food, it took hours ( oohh poor piggy ) !!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Metamorphosis - I'm Changing

If you un-attractive for God, you can't be attractive for your earth spouse...

The way we handle our body it will mention a succesfull spiritual or hahaha... its a disaster

The soul is the mind, the will and the emotion

"The sercet of amazing love story is begin by giving the pen to God, starting the faithfullness by now, and knowing the art of tenderness"

Rike' Jan 2011 - stay inspired !

Welcoming My 2011 - Stay Inspired !

My passion in life is helping woman achieve their dreams and share them how to be sucessful in own their term. And I love to celebrate woman who are not only sucessful in their career, but who reach out and help other woman achieve their dreams" That's what He put in my heart at the end of 2010.

Being A Woman, A Christian, An Indonesian, Single, Young, Smart, Good Career, Beautiful *ups... hehe is it too much ?* well, whatever, thats the fact that make me crazy in love with what I'm having now ! " I am happy to be me", even I was so wondering why He created me so special like this. I wish many Indonesian woman can also understand about this, knowing that They are so special as indonesian. I really hate if people being so ignorant just because I'm a woman, and I'm Indonesian.

I thank The Lord for what happend in 2010, finally I steped in the 1st of 2011.

When I Laughed and smille He is there to create my Joy, When I was sad and cried He is there to wept my tears and exchange with peace, When I was being naughty He is there to caught me with His mighty hand so I didnt fall, When I was lonely and feel alone He is there with His everlasting love to fullfill me. When I feel stagnant, He is there to refresh me with new idea and creation. He bring me life, hope and opportunity ! His grace is enough for me in every circumtances.

And now, new chapter is in front my eyes, I keep my eyes on it, see it from different perspective, a bigger vision that burn my spirit. I'm ready for that ! Are you come as I'm ready ?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I'm Happy to be me !

What an Energizing, Vibrant, Lovely, Amazing life i have..

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kiss the Baby

So addorable, like a little angel..
sleep my nephew, sleep tight
aunty prays, that from of you will comes out
a wise, awesome, great man !

I bet this is delicious

Friday, August 13, 2010

When my soul talks...

“I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.”
— Shana AbĂ©