Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background

This week’s challenge is In the Background.

Five days ago, when I was waiting for my morning train to the office, I saw a man running on a railway in front of me. In the background, there was my train facing to him in a speed that if it hit him, he would be dead instantly. If he is not the Man of Steel, I bet he is the Man of Stupid 🙂

Running toward a train
Running toward a train

Fast and Furious 6 (2013)

Film yang sudah lama ditunggu-tunggu oleh penggemar franchise Fast and Furious ini akhirnya tayang juga. Seperti biasa aku tonton pada hari pertama di Senayan City. Ceritanya sederhana, Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) mengajak Toretto (Vin Diesel) dan seluruh krunya untuk membantunya menangkap gembong kriminal yang memimpin organisasi kejahatan di beberapa negara. Imbalannya adalah kebebasan seutuhnya buat mereka. Film popcorn aksi seru untuk musim panas ini sudah bisa ditebak akhir ceritanya. Tapi itu tidak penting. Jangan bawa logika terutama hokum fisika ketika menonton film ini. Humor dalam film ini, terutama oleh Tyrese Gibson, menjadikan film ini memuaskan dari sisi kebut-kebutan, adegan laga, dan humor-humornya.  Yakinlah, Anda akan terhibur oleh adegan aksi yang dibawakan Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, dan aktor laga Indonesia, Joe Taslim! 8/10 untuk entertainmentnya!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

This week’s challenge is Escape. Last week, I took two days on leave to accompany my father whose got heart disease to get an alternative medication in Cibeber, West Java, Indonesia. Actually, I could just take one day leave, but I decided to “escape” one more day to visit my uncle (my dad’s brother) who lives 28 km from the medication center. The medication is called pashod, or fashdu, in western is common with phlebotomy or venesection (a vein is opened and a large volume of blood collected and discarded). The phlebotomist also asked my father to consume Sembung leaves (Blumea Balsamifera). The leaves taste spicy, slightly bitter, warm and smelled like spices. Nutritious as antibacterial, blood circulation, eliminate blood clots and swelling. After three times going there, my father is feeling better.

We went there on last Monday, the trip took around 4 hours to get there. My uncle, Teddy, waited there with his motorcycle and after the medication we went to his home, Sukanegara village. He’s living with his wife’s family. We met with his parents in law who welcome us with warm hospitality. His mother in law is a very good cook. She prepared wonderful traditional meals.

We arrived around 5 PM. The water was really cold. I forced myself to endure during showering. Sukanegara is located 900 meters from sea level. So yeah, trust me the water was really cold. The temperature was around 19-24 degree Celsius. Not too cold.

In 2010 the population was around 6000 with the ratio men and women was about fifty-fifty. The population density was around 15 per km square. It has a traditional market and some grocery stores. Wherever I saw, I could see tea plants everywhere. The people own around 15 hectares of tea plant, and government owns 550 hectares. The rice from this area (Cianjur) is quite famous.

Tuesday morning, my uncle took me for sightseeing with his bike. I took some pictures to capture my “escape”.

A woman is cutting tea plant
A woman is cutting tea plant
River flow under the bridge
River flow under the bridge
A spider - abdoment view
A spider – abdomen view

How about you, dear fellow reader? When was the last escape you had? Got some stories or pictures to share?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

This week’s challenge is From Above. I took this picture when me and my family visited Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I took the picture from above through the hotel’s window we stayed. I used Fotor application in my Windows 8 ultrabook with tilt shift effect.

A monorail in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A monorail in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia