And just like that, 4 days pass us by in Bandung, and it’s Day 5 - time for us to return to Singapore. I don’t really remember what happened on this day, except that we went to Warung Suluh again for lunch :P. The food there is really awesome!
And the second thing I remember is that we then headed straight to the Bandung airport, and once we had checked in and found a place to sit and rest, Sheryl started working :(.
This was the day that we were heading to Kawah Putih! It’s also one of the main reasons why we wanted to visit Bandung, so we’re very excited! The drive to Kawah Putih was long, if I remember correctly it was around 4 hours. We left around 8am or 9am and arrived only past noon. Upon arriving at the place where we then had to take a separate bus to get to Kawah Putih, Ang Ga brought us to a strawberry stall (probably his friend, haha).
Time really flies when you’re travelling. Before we know it, we’re already on Day 3 of our Bandung trip! This was a relatively relaxed day, with Trans Studio (indoor theme park) and some shopping. The day started off rather amusingly, when we spotted this bike helmet:
We soon arrived at Trans Studio! We started with some light, fun rides, and some photos here and there.
We then followed a random group into what was a haunted house/ride.
We woke up quite early on Day 2, I believe it was around 7am or 7.30am. The day started with another gift from Sheryl!
I must say I’m a very lucky man :P. We then went for the hotel’s breakfast.
Very nice noodles at the hotel! We’re now all set and ready for our adventure :)!
Our first stop: Tangkuban Perahu. Lots of pictures ahead!
We also headed to the nearby shops, somewhat touristy but we had fun and still ended up buying some gifts and an angklung anyway.
Bandung is a place I’ve been wanting to go for the past few years but never got around to doing it. Primarily, the idea of being in a relatively cool city in Southeast Asia with a mix of good food, shopping and outdoors sounded awesome, so Bandung has consistently stayed on the list and I always knew that I will eventually go. Well, Sheryl and I went to Bandung back in September 2015!
So glad that I finally finished writing about Bandung. There’re still a couple of trips on my backlog. There’re also a number of work travels (where I took a day or two additional/off) but I’m not sure if I’ll write about them.
In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that “follow your passion” is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed-preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work-but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping.
This is one of my favourite books for career development.
It’s been a while since I last wrote! It’s been a busy couple of weeks, and I wanted to share about two significant milestones/events in my life recently.
I’m so happy to say that as of February 27, 2015, I am entirely free of the debt I had as a result of terminating my scholarship about 3 years ago! I wrote a post about that here. Surprisingly, I didn’t explode from joy like I thought I would.
What better day to write about this than on Friday the 13th itself! About 2 weeks ago I wrote about Mini Habits, a book by Stephen Guise on setting achievable goals and creating habits. Setting goals so small that you can’t possibly fail them, so small that you’d actually laugh at yourself for setting them.
A close friend of mine once shared this with me. He had lost some of his personal belongings while travelling, so he phoned his then-girlfriend. The reaction he got was something along the lines of:
Why are you so careless? Why did you make such a mistake? Why were you not more aware? At the same time, he had also informed some of his closer friends, and some of them responded by: