Passed The 6th Month Mark

Greetings readers.

After quite a long hiatus on the blogging world, I decided to show up again.

Hey Lala, when will you show up again? hahahaha

So, as you might have read from my previous post, by November our kid was in her 8th month inside Lala’s belly, and she was finally born in the 7th of December.

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Catching Up – The 8th Month

Greetings reader.


It’s been quite a while since the last time I posted anything here.
It’s a mid-key vibe Saturday in the last days of October… Weather was nice and everything is okay. My wife is waiting for me in the Kokas while she tidied up herself after some morning preggo-exercise. We’ll be catching Thor Ragnarok this afternoon.

Oh, about the preggo thing. My kid’s around 8 months old by now. Doctors said that it’ll be a girl, supposedly inheriting her dad’s figure (she’s quite long and heavy for her age, but we’ll see). I was always a sentimental and mellow person, and these few months is… astonishing. That feeling of having someone inheriting your gene and responding to your voice and touches… made me some kind of speechless.

It’s not always easy, we’ve done some adjusting to our daily life to accommodate her into our lives. How we wake up. How we go to work. How we got home. How we sleep. Buying baby things. Learning child rearing techniques. I see a door of which there’s no return after our kid is born, but I’ll be really glad to pass that door. After all, I’ll be passing that door with the one I entrust my life and my future with.

I guess I love my dad more now. And my mom, of course.



The Not So Popular Move Back to LG Mobile

Greetings everyone.

I’d like to share my thoughts and impressions regarding my recent move back to the latest flagship of LG and my experience after around 2 months.

A little bit of background story first: I was kind of a loyal LG user; I used G2 in its prime, one of the early adopter of G3 and G4; before I strayed to Samsung (A5 2016 and S7, you will be missed).

And now, I’m back in the LG bandwagon, with the less popular 2017 flagship; the G6.

I’ll focus on the main reasons on why I chose G6 over the S8, the successor of my former phone the S8.

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[Journey To The Land of Daehanminguk] Part 3 : Actually Departing There

Greetings, folks.

So, after prepping all the administrative stuff, all the itinerary, all that’s left is to depart!

We didn’t take the direct flight because it’s a bit costlier (but more on this part, I swear!), so we took Air Asia flights with transits to KL, with hopes we can stretch our leg between the long hour flights.

We took off from CGK around half past 6 PM and arrived around 12 AM in KL.


Please pardon our tired faces.

We departed again to Incheon around 12:30 and arrived around 7.20 AM.

We were greeted by the early spring breeze, and this particular oppa.


Rode a few escalators, and I was kind of astonished with this view:


IMO, it was a lot like Kualanamu in Medan. But of course, it’s filled with Korean peeps. And I quote myself “it feels like I’m entering what I saw in TV / PC / Phone screens”.

It feels great to finally visit some other country. Especially with you, my dearest.


Pardon our scruffy faces, we haven’t had a proper rest. Hehe

After taking some selfies and pics to our satisfaction, we took off to our lodging place by bus. We stayed at a place, by a walking distance to bus stations and train stations in Namdaemun. 


This was the frontal view of our lodging. The weather was quite gloomy because it was raining in the afternoon.

My initial impressions about South Korea was:

  • Roads are wide, pedestrian crosswalks are well planned and the peeps there are very compliant.
  • Cars around there are mostly sedans, smaller hatchbacks, and SUVs. No LMPV whatsoever.
  • Bikes ranged from local matic scooter to larger imported bikes like supersports or American cruiser.
  • Peeps around here are quite conscious about foreigner and looks.


I guess that’s all I can write now. See you soon, folks!

[Journey To The Land of Daehanminguk] Part 2 : Arranging the Itinerary


Ah, didn’t see this draft! Thanks hon, but I’ll write it first :p
So, we secured our entry to the Republic of Korea. What’s next? Of course it’s the itinerary!

I believe in freedom. And I believe in you (r Korean language proficiency), my dear. That’s why we didn’t plan for following an established tour, but set our own itinerary instead. That way, we can fully accommodate our own needs there.

Yes dear, I got you

Let’s jump right in :

Since we only have two full days and a half day, I assure that we got to the mandatory places  in Seoul. That’s the first.

Second thing is we want to make sure that we can enjoy the signature Korean dish and give our hands a bunch of street food.

The third thing, and this is my kind of mission to start with, is hunting for Korean cosmetics and skin care (sorry babe, cannot help it).

The last but not least,

What babe?

Anyways, out of all tourism objects scattered around Seoul, we picked out what’s the most viable and feasible to visit and enjoy. I admit that I do want to go around some agency buildings just to catch some glimpse of Korean celebs around there. But as I checked two of my fave girl groups that they had no schedule or abroad schedule, visits around agency building is a no go. So… what else?

Medieval castles. Hype areas. Chill areas. That’s the places we want to go.

Palaces. Hongdae / Myeongdong. Hangang Park Dongdaemun Design Plaza. That’s what we had in mind.

Did we reach those places? Continues in the forthcoming posts. Stay tune. 

I forgot what to say hahahaa…

Anyway, here is Our final Itinerary : 


[Journey To The Land of Daehanminguk] Part 1 : Obtaining the Four-Lettered Document in the Embassy of the Republic of Korea




In order to go out of your country, you need passport, right?

But here’s the catch: to enter one’s country, you don’t simply just waltz in like you usually do… but you need to get that particular four-lettered document: V to the I to the S to the A!

Read with me… VEEEE SSAAAAAA

As most of the people who like to travel know, getting a visa is quite an administrative job. And not everyone has that kind of thing. Me personally don’t like getting my hands on the administrative stuff. Not to mention that I’m very messy and not a very systematic person. 

Before we submit the required documents to the embassy, we googled what are the documents needed for submission.

Googled? Not only we googled, but we also hijack one of our friend’s soon to be wedded girlfriend who happen to work in a South Korean company, that ALSO happened to just recently visited South Korea, to obtain any single nitty gritty details about the Korea as a country and the Visa. Is it hard? Is it easy?
Well, to the day this blog was posted, we haven’t got our visas yet, but, finger’s crossed!

So, let’s just get down to business… what you need to prepare to get South Korea Visa?

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