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Posts Tagged ‘travel

Bowing Down to Local Culture

Monday, 25 June 2012

One thing that struck me the most while I was making an omra pilgrimage to The Holy Land last week was how English doesn’t have traction in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For the whole eight days I was there, I barely met three people that spoke acceptable English. The rest just had terrible, broken […]

Destination: Bandung

Sunday, 9 August 2009

At the end of last month, I finally had a chance to travel with my old colleagues from internal audit. They’re conducting an audit of the quality of service of The Company’s communication network providers in Bandung regional area. They invited my group, the IT internal control group, to tag along to review the process […]

The Best Seats Onboard Sriwijaya Air’s B737-400s

Friday, 29 May 2009

Just took one of their direct flight from Jakarta to Pontianak today. I think the best seats are: 16 A through F as they are in the rear emergency window row. That means more legroom and the seats are still able to be reclined. Another option are 1A through F. As they are in the […]

The Best Seats Onboard Mandala Air’s A320s

Friday, 16 January 2009

I love the Mandala Air nowadays. It has renewed all of its fleet with brand new Airbus A320s and A319s. Mandala is also now remarkably punctual, a soothing news for a nation flocked with airlines infamous for their tardiness. Anyway, if you’re planning to fly with Mandala’s A320, here are the best seats in the […]

Banjarmasin & Martapura

Monday, 28 July 2008

Last Tuesday (07/22), a team of three – including yours truly – from The Office went to the city of Banjarmasin and Martapura to do an audit of a newly implemented loan origination system for The Company. I have set foot on the city before on 2005, so this trip is not exactly significant for […]


Saturday, 3 May 2008

I should have wrote this ages ago, but guess what, I didn’t do so. The result? I can’t remember the details of my Manadoan adventure. *sigh* On March 24th, 2008, two colleagues and myself went to the the capital of North Sulawesi province. We went there to gather audit evidences for an audit of The […]


Saturday, 29 December 2007

Pulang ke kotamu, ada setangkup haru dalam rindu Masih seperti dulu Tiap sudut menyapaku bersahabat penuh selaksa makna Terhanyut aku akan nostalgi saat kita sering luangkan waktu Nikmati bersama suasana Jogja Yogyakarta by KLa Project (via Rizkyonline.com) I returned to the omni-named city – Jogjakarta, Yogyakarta, Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat – on December 25th and received a […]

Ciater Spa Resort

Sunday, 9 December 2007

For the two days of December 7th through 8th, my entire division went to Ciater Spa Resort for the annual outing program. The program was designed to allow informal communication between the top brass and the underlings – like yours truly – and, in theory, provides for a greater cohesion and understanding between ourselves. Enough […]

Makassar: City of Anging Mammiri

Monday, 24 September 2007

On September 4th, myself with three other colleagues went to Makassar for an audit of the operational process of The Company’s core banking system. This will be a first time for me to set me feet on the island of Sulawesi, so I was somewhat excited about the trip. The flight to Makassar took one […]

Not Everyday is Sunday in Bali

Friday, 15 December 2006

This is my first day in The Office since returning from Bali on December 13th for an audit of one of The Company’s offices. Nothing much to report on the audit itself (it’s classified, anyway). But I can tell you about my days in the laid-back island of Bali. We didn’t go around much, due […]