Sunday, December 31, 2017

Last Day of NASSYE - Tokyo Trip



Decided to finish the NASSYE post before 2017 end. 

The day started when I stepped my feet down from the night bus that brought us all the way from Nagaoka (yep, another night trip, hemat penginapan). I took the bus with Lim, Malaysian delegation that also had the same bus with me on the trip from Tokyo to Nagaoka. sadly, we need to go on separated way since she already had a really complete yet busy shopping plan while I still had nothing under mine. and.....I'm not into shopping that much (RIP my yen(s))(need to save it).

the goodbyes were on around 5 am, when we finally took a different train from Shinjuku Station.

((sebenernya sudah agak lupa huhu)) ((brb buka-buka history foto))

as I recall, I need to decide which line should I take to Haneda Airport in the night. my flight would be on 23.45 PM in the same day, and I desperately need to put my luggage on the coin locker before strolling around this city. I wanted to try Keikyu line, (since on the last time here I went to Haneda Airport by Tokyo Monorail so...) and started to ride a train to Shinagawa Station. tried to find the closest coin locker to the Keikyu Line gate using a huge map provided in the station, I finally managed to get a big locker cost 600 yen just across the Keikyu Line gate.

It was Friday, September 1st 2017 6.00 AM in the morning. today is actually an Idul Adha celebration day. however, I could not have a prayer due to my monthly cycle :(

where should I go..? 


*tanpa tujuan*

I already tried to make an itinerary for my last day in Tokyo, but... dunno, ended up with nothing even until I stepped my feet there. I still didnt have any internet connection, so the first thing I did was looking for Shinagawa Station (or JR) Wi-Fi and browsing on the internet.

I actually wanted to go here:

Pasona Building, an urban farm in Tokyo. it was stated that this building is an office that has its own modern farm inside. 

hmmmmmm mungkin Tokyo trip kali ini bisa berfaedah dikit lah yah. 

it is located near Tokyo Station, so I decided to go there as my first destination. moreover, as far as I remember, I havent see the iconic building of Tokyo Station before. so, after having an onigiri as my breakfast, I walked outside the station and enjoyed the morning breeze~

since it was still around 6.30 AM in the morning, and the Pasona Building is actually an office so it would not open that early, I went to some unique place around Tokyo Station first. I headed to Tokyo International Forum, and went up to the 6th floor to see its unique roof (?) (as stated in the google lol). also witnessed the hectic yet busy morning of this city; people walking silently fast with a suitcase in their hand. 

the unique roof 

maybe; once more in the future?

long and busy queue

continued my day going back to Tokyo Station willing to see Tokyo Character Street. but once again, it was too early, no shop opened :(

anndd one of the most visited tourism object near Tokyo Station is Tokyo Imperial Palace. have not been here before. they said the garden was huge and beautiful.

but it was so sad to read the information board that Tokyo Imperial Palace is closed every Monday Friday... well thats okay, I can still see the castle from the outside :")

Tokyo Imperial Palace

looking for this Pasona building was extremely hard. with my limited internet connection, I had to go back to Tokyo Station, accessed the google maps with Wi-Fi and took some screenshots first. then I followed the instructed path, as well as hoped to get another Wi-Fi signal on the way to make sure that I was in the right line.

turned out that this Pasona office had been shut down, and replaced with a kind of restaurant. hmmmm. no wonder I could not find any building with branches and leaves on its window like the picture I post before. but they still provided some little touch of urban agriculture inside, so I was glad to (finally) be there!

mini urban agriculture

the Tokyo Station trip had been over. I chose Akihabara as the next destination, since some friends of mine asked me to buy something for them. last time I went to Akihabara (here), I just strolling around looking for book off and random anime shops, lol. so now, I went to Yodobashi Camera; one of the biggest electronic store in Tokyo.


I also explored some other recommended shops like BIC Camera and Softmap. yah.. cuci mata dengan segala barang-barang elektronik canggih itu terkadang boleh juga, haha. 

it was in the middle of the afternoon when my stomach started to starve. I went to Ayam-Ya Ramen in Okachimachi (again and again) (sudah lapar mager cari tempat lain) (sekali kali lah ya). the taste of this halal ramen will never disappoint anyone! :9


lalu sudah mulai lelah berjalan, kawan..

ended my trip with strolling around in Ameyayokocho shopping street, randomly bought a pair of shoe (discount, of course, yay), and a greentea icecream cone.

the trip was done! went back to Akihabara first and bought some other things, and ended up in Shinagawa Station, waited for the train in Keikyu line. 

overall, I enjoyed this trip a lot. because I did not have any itinerary, the trip was not 'under-pressure', haha. just went around freely whenever and wherever I wanted to. it was surprisingly fun! might try this style of trip for the next time.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

*lagi main voli*

"Sori sori kodingannya salah."

"Eh eh awas itu tangannya slip."

"Yah gimana nih KLEnya kecil, ganti pemain ganti pemain!"

Well, there's always these 'secret' jokes where only you and your closest and sepenanggungan-seperjuangan friends can understand.


*dedicated to orang-orang absurd yang di tengah tugas akhir menggunung malah bikin turnamen voli dan turnamen mobile legend antar divisi* 

Just a quick reminder for myself that its D-15 before 2017 ended, and I still have lots of story to write about.

Kamana aja neng 2 bulan.

Annnddd those deadlines for next week are actually pretty considerable.

H-6 for my research proposal seminar. udah mau penelitian aja ya. hmmmmmmm.

bit sad to know that i've just missed those moments without any trace in this dusty pages.

well, but... speaking about priority, this power-point-software lying below this white paper is now  calling your name :)

selamat melewati minggu depan. semoga selamat. bismillah.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

quick post.

18.35. 5 menit menuju boarding dari Bandara Juanda ke Soekarno Hatta.

dan sekitar 12 jam lagi kembali ke dunia nyata.

.....sudah siap kah? :""

welcome back!

Taiko, Tea Ceremony, and last goodbyes


on the last day of NASSYE program, we were invited once more to NUT campus and experience taiko and tea ceremony. taiko is a traditional drum play from Japan. here, they have their own club and often play drum in Nagaoka annual festival. I've seen people playing this taiko at many game centers, either back in my hometown or here in Japan. osu!, one of the rhythm game I play (lol jadi inget maro sama lilis kalo bahas osu) has this taiko mode too; but I never understand how to play and click all of those fast moving circles. I prefer the piano mode. if you like rhythm game, you definitely have to try this one! they provide bunch of bitmaps, free for download, different levels and modes, etc x)

this is osu!.

watch NUT students play taiko was interesting, and try to play it by ourself was lit! it was actually not that easy to catch the rhythm; even the slow one, but we enjoyed it much. they also had a cool club uniform and let us took photos with it.


after taiko, we went to a special room for tea ceremony. tea ceremony club welcomed us warmly, and as they prepared to serve the tea (that we had to mix it by ourself), one of them explained things about tea ceremony; the events, participants, procedures. in the end of the session, we drank our own-mixed matcha tea

it was extremely bitter.

as they told us, for summer season, we added 3 gr of tea powder into a small bowl, and mixed it with certain amount of water. but for winter, with the same water scale, they mixed 30 gr of tea!

...hmmmmmmmm couldnt imagine how bitter it is, thanks :))

although its bitter, I really love the scent

dear me why so short

and we were all actually curious how these guys can stand to sit in that position for a long time; as all of us were suffered enough only after couple of minutes.

these activities ended at 11 am and we still had plenty of times until the last ceremony on 1 pm. thus we decided to go into our laboratory; tried to meet our lab mates and say our last goodbyes. sadly we only met two of them; but as Lisa called the others, they flew to the lab as soon as possible! we also had our last lunch together. thank youuuu! you guys were awesome, we were all touched by ur kindness :"""

I once again say thank you for all of our lab mates, hope our moments together will always stay in our hearts!


in the end of this day, I went to Don Quijote by myself to buy certain of things. I've asked lot of things to my NUT friend, took screenshot for all of the directions, estimated the time.....

but still got lost. takapeu. huhu.

well luckily I managed to find a grocery store on the way and they provide Free Wi-fi. Google Maps saved me then. alhamdulillah.....

bolang bolang
shoes sponsored by Sulis and Heldy :))

I took a night bus and explored Tokyo on my very last day; see you on the next post then!