June 19, 2008

a short vacation

hi there! how are you?
i took short leave days and i went to Bali last month for 4 days (yea, it is TOO short). i had a chance to visit my dear friends, Esti and Novi in Ubud. it was great. i missed them a lot.

Esti's house is drop dead gorgeous and exotic. Placed in the middle of the landlord's garden, the house is so comfortable and made me weep. Wish i can find a place like this in Jakarta. with the same rent price.

the house actually is quite small. no bedroom, but the kitchen and the dining 'room' are fantastic. she occasionally does bird watching while she's working at home, an activity that's really really hardly to do in Jakarta. Jakarta has no birds no more. They're all poisoned.

ok. i forgot to capture the kitchen, i'm sorry, but look at this open-wall dining room! i spent the whole morning sitting there while eating my apple and drinking my coffee. heard the birds chirping, the sound of the wind breeze. i think that's the best morning i've ever had in my life.

i love the horses! (yest, they're horses, not giraffes) i think they're not finished yet, you can see sculpture pattern lines on them. but esti didn't let me have them.

after we had our breakfast, she took me to the garden to pick some flowers. (oh i envy her more). the big flower there actually can be eaten. just mix it with some chili.

and she also HAS cocoa tree!

and there she is, wearing her new scarf from me. i'll be back, sweetie. hopefully soon!