Putu Ayu Saraswati

My Life's Journal

Ted Talks

Towards the end of 2016 I made my resolution list, which one of it was to learn public speaking. In the attempt to improve this skill, I discovered Ted Talks with its tag line "ideas worth spreading". At first I watched solely for the purpose to see how other people...

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Positive Thinking & Gratitude

Positive thinking doesn't come naturally for me. It was actually so difficult for me to not think of the negative first. I'm used to analyzing the risks over everything before doing anything. The result is of course predictable, I always become scared to do anything....

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A Tarot Reading

I first heard about Noviana Kusumawardhani or is more familiar with the name Bude Novi from a close friend. He is currently conducting several workshops with Bude Novi, who is well known with her tarot reading. To have a tarot reading session with her, you have to...

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The Comfort of a Routine

I used to think routines are boring but this perspective recently has changed. These past two years I had the opportunity to travel a lot, of which I love so much and so grateful for. I really enjoy going to new places, doing things out of routines and meeting new...

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Revisiting Lombok

After our last Bali trip 3 years ago, we decided Lombok & the Gilis as our reunion destination. I was actually just in Lombok 7 months ago but I was curious on Gili Trawangan which despite it is very close to Bali, I haven't actually had the time to go there. Hence I...

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Gili Trawangan & Gili Meno

This is my very first time coming to Gili Trawangan. I heard good things about this island and it made me very curious to go since a few years back, and finally I made it here... Yeaayyyy!!! We took a private speed boat from Teluk Nare to Gili Trawangan and reached...

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Girlz Trip Reunion

Finally, we made it to our much awaited trip, after a neverending discussion on where to go. But then again they say that anticipating a holiday can be just exciting as the holiday itself. Actually, we have already decided on the timing of our trip since the beginning...

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Melbourne – Sydney Road Trip

Our trip to Aussie this time was intended to be a road trip from Melbourne to Sydney. We only booked our hotel for the first day in Melbourne and the last two days in Sydney. We had a rough itinerary on hand but we left the accommodation bookings until the last minute...

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Trip Back to Memory Lane

After 14 years I finally return back to Melbourne and the first stop from the airport was my old apartment! I really underestimated how I excited I would be to return back here, a city that is not new to me. It turns out, being nostalgic about a place has an...

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Aussie Trip

My dad has always been wanting to go to New Zealand for a family trip since a few years back, but now that his kids have already a family of their own, a family trip is not as easy as it sounds. In the beginning it was just my family and dad so we changed the...

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Taking that Chance

I wish I had a more grandeur motivation when becoming an enterpreneur, such as building a better place for my community or a calling of passion, but the truth was I didn't have that kind of motivation. Instead, it was a spur of the moment decision, which had limited...

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School Holiday Getaway

My best friend and I took our girls on a simple three days and two nights Bali road trip at the end of 2015. Apparently they enjoyed this trip so much that during this school holiday they were nagging us to take them on another road trip. So last week we took them...

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Mt. Batur Sunrise

Last Eid holiday we went on a hiking trip to Ijen. This Eid holiday we were planning on having a trip to Bromo but unfortunately we just couldn't force ourselves to go so I decided to change our plans to hiking in Mt. Batur instead. It's closer and just so convenient...

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Daily Journal

These days my favourite moment is to be in my room at dawn with a hot drink, being alone with my thoughts to write my journal for the day. It is some kind of ritual that I aim every morning, which I have developed during the past year and grown into something that I'm...

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Coldplay

This is actually a very late post. I watched Coldplay concert on 16 April when I brought a group to Korea to watch Coldplay. I actually didn't plan to watch simply because I'm not a concert person, and wasn't a Coldplay fan. I'm that type of person who thinks music is...

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Eid Holiday vs Me Time

Today is day one of Eid Mubarak, of which the holiday have started since Friday and will run for a week. It is the time where families gather around. I, on the other hand is having an alone me time at home. But, since a 'me time' is such a luxury for me these days,...

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Do More, Think Less

I never realize that overthinking and worrying too much is a habit, until I discover these Ted Talks presentations. There was a time where I was actually proud of my ability to think of everything before deciding on what to do. My analytical ability to cover all base...

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Budapest, Hungary

After falling in love with Istanbul, I have now a new city crush: Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. Budapest originally consisted of two cities, Buda and Pest, which are separated by the Danube River. It was only unified to become Budapest in 1873. Buda has a...

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