posing behind corals
on 22 to 28 march 2009 i went to manado together with my fiancee, there we gathered up with my soon-to-be sis-in-law with one of her friend. me and him planned to get some recommendation letters to do our compulsory work there, as well as holiday, and we also planned to learn scuba diving ;)

i love beach and sea sooo much since i can't even remember, and last year when i went for a holiday (also in march) in manado, i already fell in love with its sea... especially the view of bunaken island, above and below sea level. but last year all i can do was snorkeling, and i'm sure diving will be much more exciting!!

me, him, and his sister spent 4 days to complete our open-water course, on our 1st and 2nd day we learn the theories in class and practice in the swimming pool, but on 3rd and 4th day we went to the "real" class, the sea... and just as i thought before, it was much much moooooore exciting!! here some of the pics taken on our 3rd and 4th day, enjoy ;)
in front of our scuba gears
manado tua island
me, during the class ;)
me on the most left, waving underwater
met with a turtle in lekuan walls, as if it was going to eat me... hahaha
me, him, and his sister in front :)

these are just snaps taken by my cellphone cam on november 8th, but believe me, the reality is much more worse than these...

the storm ruining the radiology departement, leaving holes on the old building roof, and it was flooded inside, shut down the electricity and power supply, thus damaging all the high-tech stuffs inside including the old ct-scan... T.T no wonder my exam was postponed!

some falling trees in faculty of medicine

featuring miss hutchu on the borderline street between faculty of science and faculty of medicine, i wonder why does she smile happily like that (?.?)

grha sabha pramana seemed to be the center of the storm, regarding all those old used-to-be-cool-and-lovely big trees are falling here and there

it damages the mandiri bank and a house beside it too

poor kopma ugm T.T

it must be such a strong wind to blows a tree from the top til its roots!

notice that the colonel sander's cup and titi kamal's mi sedap are gone

featuring miss hutchu again, with falling trees along the mainstreet in bunderan ugm as the background

one of the intern gate

it even blows my all-time-favorite antique red street lamp T.T


taken by mommy before the tragedy

*i've never been uglier than current

it's a bit awkward spending those precious holiday only with my parents since someone as the member of the family wasn't there with us... oh sorry, not someone, i mean a cat ;p but n'mind, just enjoy my holiday and he'll be just fine though...

first of all, thailand and its beaches are amazingly astounding, they're really are. thailand itself already famous for it was a really attractive place to shop, and it's true!! ethnic bags decorated mostly with beads and elephant ornaments (yeah~ it's thailand, anyway ;p), painted colorful wooden bangles, those heavenly seafood including the best taste of tom yam in the world... *omg, i'm drooling... ;p~~ not forgetting those bling-bling temples which always decorated in golden colors, with fresh lotus buds sold everywhere for the prayers.

and about phuket, krabi and ko phi phi islands... if you watched the 1st season of amazing race asia in the episode where mardy and marsio succeed in finding the fast forward ticket which is hide inbetween those beautiful rocky cliffs islands, or if you remember one of leonardo dicaprio's movie "the beach"... well, it was made there, with its beautiful landscape of its island with slitted cliffs and caves everywhere, greeneries mushroomed inbetween, and beautiful, beautiful clear aquamarine sea together with sparkling white sand beaches. gorgeous! i've to say that ^^

i wish i was there forever!!

the water, the cliffs, the greenery... they're beautiful, aren't they?

as i said, gorgeous isn't it? ...but not the sun, since such a cruel thing happen to my face after that one-full-sunbathing-day >:(

i got sunburns in both my white smooth cheeks, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!!! T.T