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Cycling through Jakarta

I went cycling from Grogol to Senayan and back to Grogol again which takes up like 20 km or 12 miles in total and spent almost three hours on the road. At frist I wanted to see how much I could go through with cycling, then as I continued cycling I took the chance to observe how people react towards a woman cycling around. I knew I did not want to catch up so many attentions but it did. And doing the observation with a little bit of research was kind of fun.

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TDL.14 – Life Drama

I have not written about my TDL diaries, well the truth is I ain’t got no drama. But today someone’s drama existed. I mean not just someone. It is also a whole bunch of other people. And unfortunately I had been missing a lot on people’s drama especially the drama that has been coming from my dental school friends. I am not going to write it in my view cause it would be harsh to do so, and so I am going to be the happy person who is just happy enough to watch their life timeline pass under my nose.

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To Travel and to Grow

I have done a lot of traveling in the past weeks and what I had went through was amazing, extraordinary and worth it. I traveled…

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Dental Charity Service in Ambon

Finally it was my turn in the clinical year so that I could do my charity work as a requirement to finish dental school. The yearly committee that flies the clinical students for charity work chose AMBON, MOLLUCAS, INDONESIA to have done the charity work there.

I am not afraid to go to ambon even though the ugly rumors about the fights might still be going on. And when I arrived there, my friends and I were greeted by the dancers (which were of course hired by the committee) totally impressed. I had a six nights stay, 3 days for social work and the other 3 for sightseeing.

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TDL.13 – “I do not want to get stucked at one place”

My biggest fear is to get stucked in one place for a long time and never having the chance to travel. And just now I met someone that brought my spirit back to life.

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First Time Traveling Alone

I had been alone in planes while traveling to one places but then I meet people who is ready to take me around and I am sure where I was going to stay. But in my legal age which is 21 I was finally able to travel alone with small budget.

I flew to Bali knowing that I am going to meet my english teacher while I was in India. I took the flight alone on the 21st of May 2014. When I arrived I already made an appointment with a couchsurfer who was willing to host me. His name was Mike and was very kind to pick me up at the airport at night. I told him I want to go out and have a small sightseeing, so he took mo to PotatoHead Bali.


Mike introduced me to his gang of friends who worked in the hospitality field which were high class hotels. We chat a bit and I was amazed by how young and enthusiastic they were in their career. I listened to their stories and was amazed they have gone through such hard times in a young age. I envy them because they had the chance to live and work in such a nice place in Bali.

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Still learning from my tuition teacher of 13 years ago

“Some things are just too priceless” – Nafisa.

In 1999 my Dad was posted in Mumbai, India and his family came with him including me. I was 6 years old by then, little of English I know of. I also moved into a school in India which also made me have to learn english.

So my Dad called me in a tuition teacher, she was Nafisa Parikh. My first session with her was kind of weird. Well my Mum told me I would be having someone to teach me English and so on, but I still could not figure it out as a child.

When Nafisa came for the first time, I tried to figure out what she was saying. I remembered sitting down in my room at Sahil Hotel and she would talk in English and try to teach me something. She was using body language to show me what I should do. 

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TDL.11 – The Flirting Patient

I am sorry for writing this. It may sound UNETHICAL but sometimes I find myself in a very… Difficult situation. Like really the reversible pulpitis kind of situation, the kind of should I extract this tooth or not. I do social networking so much that my patients comes from a friend of a friend. And it always goes like that. Over and over again. But the thing is sometimes they don’t know how to behave. Like seriously when they meet me, they find me attractive and nice, well yes I have to, because it is the only way to keep my patient calm, relax and secure. Sometimes they take my niceness the wrong way.

They start asking me personal questions where you’d find these questions only if you are dating with this guy.

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TDL.10 – Teaching how to make a dental project

Not long ago I was approached by some of my fellow 1st year juniors in Dental Faculty. They wanted me to share about the Indonesian…

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