Nearly sunken,

It just lay around filled with water,

People have forgotten,

That once this has helped them,

Getting around the port and homes around it. 

Time .. Wait for the time,

Maybe it will be remembered. 

(Pelabuhan Sunda Kelapa, 2016)


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Applications, Street Photography, Transportasi

Is It Forgotten?


Wing In The Air

The wing of a plane,

Surrounded by a million lights,

Up in the air,

Down to the ground.

[Jogjakarta 2013]

Dedicated to MH17 and all the passengers in it

Snapshot, Transportasi

A Million Lights And The Wing

Transportasi, Uncategorized

Mistakes Could Really Be Due To Force Majeur


Last week we had an assignment in Indramayu, a town about 4 hours drive from Jakarta where I live. The schedule is to leave on Friday morning, so we can rest a bit at the afternoon. The next morning is a whole day wedding event starting early in the morning. And the plan is to return on Sunday noon time after a bit sight seeing and have lunch in order for us to reach Jakarta before night.

Monday to Wednesday, we already have another assignment schedule in Jakarta. A corporate job, making portraits of employees of an international market research company.

If all went as planned, the schedule is tiring but manageable and just normal. Also that it is just a normal car ride in a main national road. But a force majeur condition made it a disaster for us and many others.

Continuous heavy rain for several days along the north coast of Java Island, resulting in flood along the main road to Jakarta. Some areas even had about 2 meters of water, making even the trucks could not pass. And it happened on the day we planned to go back to Jakarta.

Then we start to look for alternative road, going up through the mountains avoiding the flood. It was a good plan. And we thought it will add only 2-3 hours of travel.

In the beginning everything seems okay. But after we are already on the mountain road, then we are just stuck there for hours. It seems that all traffic was directed to this road. And resulting a very slow progress for us there, moving just a little each time. And it is for both direction.

In the end it took us 15 hours drive to reach Jakarta and home. An additional 10 hours from the plan. And it means reaching home at 3 am.

Luckily we are able to negotiate a half day rescheduling for the corporate assignment. Which started a bit late as well due to traffic jams in the city due to flood conditions. But as duty calls, we have to perform well no matter what happened.












Lion Air - Iksa Menajang

Air Regulatory Statistics said

On Time Performance

Of Lion Air is 75 percent

So out of 4 flights

3 should be on time

But personally

Since I am not a person

That flies frequently

The experience is better than that

But maybe others have different opinion

Since statistics works both ways.

[Flying Out 2013]


Flying With Lion Air, Statistics Against Experience

Pengalaman terbang bersama Lion Air kali ini menyenangkan, dengan keberangkatan dari Bandara Soekarno-Hatta yang tepat waktu. Juga tiba pada waktunya di Minangkabau International Airport. Pelayanan yang baik selama check-in, boarding, selama penerbangan, sampai dengan pengambilan bagasi. Bersyukurlah bila mendapatkan kelancaran ini, karena 1 dari 4 penerbangan mengalami hambatan menurut Departemen Perhubungan.


Malang To Ranu Pane

Jaman sekarang

Multi tasking kata gayanya

Padahal tanpa disuruhpun

Akan dilakukan bila perlu.

Ibu dan anak

Bersukaria sambil bekerja

Menanti untuk membantu

Siapa yang perlu.

[Tengger 2013]


Belajar Fotografi, Street Photography, Transportasi

Menjual BBM Eceran Sambil Menjaga Anak


Hongkong Boat

Keliling kota naik kapal,

Bukan naik delman,

Duduk beramai-ramai,

Membayar mahal,

Tapi turis tetap senang.

[Hongkong, 2012]

Belajar Fotografi, Landscape, Transportasi

Hongkong Boat


Hongkong Harbour

Kota pelabuhan nan ramai,

Sejak berabad-abad lamanya,

Kepulauan memberi perlindungan,

Menyiasati murka alam.

[Hongkong, 2012]

Belajar Fotografi, Landscape, Transportasi

Hongkong: View From Harbour City