Agra INDIA (Taj Mahal)



Agra! yes, this is the next stop... staying here for 4 days, and trust me... I can go on and on and on about a place and the monument. Reading the Lonely Planet, Photographic Encyclopedia and history books about the place and start to see with my own eyes.... Here goes narrowed down (waaaaayyy down) photos from my Agra trip. 

My Transformation (a night at the exhibition)


It's another exhibition opening of Ponco Setyohadi. A lot of his opening lately? You betcha! 
This time it is opened at the beautiful Le Meridien Jimbaran Bali. Titled My Transformation, here is a sneak preview from the opening. Be sure to check the story about the exhibition here.

Silver Black


Every year its like a tradition for me and my "family" (very close friends) to have a pre-Christmas dinner that we called White Christmas Dinner. It was started somewhat a few years back. I started and organized it for a couple years, until last year I hand it over to my bestie. This year, she is arranging this one since I was away for a month to India.... we have some kids tag along and it was fun too, cause at least the kids are behaving. :D

Gwalior INDIA


Gwalior is a historical and major city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is located to 319 kilometres (198 mi) south of Delhi, Gwalior occupies a strategic location in the gird region of India, and the city and its fortress has been ruled under several historic northern Indian kingdoms. From the Tomars - Mughals - Marathas - Scindias.

Sunday Church


How's your Christmas preparations you guys? Mine was a bit crazy! Running around and did some late Christmas shopping... late? I know! I have been busy with Christmas preparation at home too. At last minute I decided to invite some close friends for pre-Christmas lunch. Some can only make it for dinner time and so I split the group in two and now I am stuck with pots and pans... hahaha...
Its okay, cooking is one of my hobby, so I don't mind sharing ...
Hope you all have a great holiday guys...

Indore, Mandu INDIA

On to the next city, I am now in Indore. Indore is the largest city of the Indian state of Madhya Preadesh. Indore has been described as the commercial capital of the state, located on the southern edge of Malwa Plateau, the city is located 190 km west of the state capital of Bophal. 

Hyderabad INDIA

On to the second city in India, I am spending a good 5 days here. Hyderabad is the capital and largest city of both the southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Occupying 650 square kilometers along the banks of the Musi River, population about 6.8 million and a metropolitan population of about 7.75 million, making it the fourth most populous city and sixth most populous urban agglomeration in India. At an average altitude of 542 meters, much of Hyderabad is situated on hilly terrain around artificial lakes, including Hussain Sagar—predating the city's founding—north of the city centre.

Clay Arts Gala [a night at the exhibition]

A little interruption on the India Travel posts that I have prepared; here goes a pot from the annual Clay Arts Gala! What I wore, what the works look like... 

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

For anyone that think this is going to be a fashion post, then I must say it will be a disappointment. Above fashion (and probably all); I love to travel!

This time I have been spending one whole month -following the length of my visa on arrival- to visit India. And here is the story begin, it started with 3 days in Chennai.

The region around Chennai has served as an important administrative, military, and economic center for many centuries; between hustle bustle and Chai stops, here are short diary of my time in Chennai Tamilnadu city.

Swami house Chennai beach

Blue on blue

I have been really busy in preparing post for the first round of my India trip. For all of you guys that have read my post here, must have been wondering when will the holiday been concluded and when will the post(s) of the one full month is out, well, tomorrow shall I!