Hello From Down Under – The Journey

The confirmation finally came when I was still enjoying my holiday in Indonesia. Yes, we're moving to Perth, Australia (not Perth, near Glasgow!). The date was finally agreed. Yes, it's 26 November. Lots of emails went back and forth about how we … [Read more...]

An Overdue Update

Yes, it has been 19 days since my last posting, but I wouldn't bore you with excuses. Instead, here is some stuff I could share by now: Moving - again! … [Read more...]

What A Difference A Nationality Made? (4)

I should have declared The Netherlands embassy my sworn enemy as I have never had any luck with them whatsoever. Last year I applied for a Schengen visa because mr.mck was going for a training and I decided to join him, and it took the consular here … [Read more...]

Here and There

It's been pretty quiet since London girls' trip. The taste of purple martini at the Purple Bar still lingers (too expensive, that is. One glass cost me £17.00 (Rp 350,000). It's good, but I find it hard to justify the price), and there's a talk about … [Read more...]

Fall From Grace (2)

Warning: the post contains large amount of vanity which could lead to migraine, nausea, or even diarrhea. You have been warned. =================================================================== Too much love will kill you, according to Queen. … [Read more...]

(Old) Men’s Preference?

The weather has been glorious since I landed back here two weeks a go. This afternoon, for the first time, I only carried my trench coat - in case the temperature dropped, but it didn't - and had my see through top and jeans. It felt like I was in … [Read more...]

Summer Theme

An ex-colleague is coming to pursue his master's degree here, and was quite gutted when I told him to prepare some light layers, even though today is so-called summer. Summer here is not something like in tropical countries or in Australia, where we … [Read more...]

Mitsubishi is A Scotsman

Everyone in Indonesia is familiar with Japan and its products, especially in automotive industry. Toyota, Honda, and Mitsubishi are the three brands which dominate the streets in Indonesia. But surprise, surprise! Do you know that Mitsubishi is … [Read more...]

Cranachan Is…

... Another Scottish dessert. Traditionally served during harvest time in summer but now can be found everywhere, it is made from a mixture of whipped cream (lots of it), whiskey, honey and fresh raspberries topped with toasted oatmeal. The dessert … [Read more...]

Great Scottish Castles (1)

Scotland's turbulent history has left an enduring mark on the landscape in shape of the many castles, fortresses and tower houses that pepper the countryside. Some - such as Edinburgh or Stirling - rank amongst Europe's most impressive structures … [Read more...]