Daily Prompt: Longing for Gravity

Prompt from here.

If somebody was mad enough to send me to space, what I will miss about the blue planet is of course the blueness.

And because every pictures tells a thousand words (or less)…

  1. Reflection
    I took this one in an early morning in Pamukkale, Turkey. This view was right outside my hotel. Went on October 2012 look at that snowlike chalk mountain! Yep. Not snow.
  2. Gili Trawangan
    Title says it all. Went there last month on my annual leave, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. If you loved sea and diving, you really should visit it. There were 3 islands in the small archipelago, if I could say it so.
    They are called “3G” because they’re all named Gili something: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, Gili Air. The water looked oh-so-pretty in turqoise, and I just knew I have to come back there later. Oh and if you’re wondering where this is, it’s near Lombok. As in Lombok, Indonesia.
  3. Blue
    Nothing is clearer, moves smoother, and stings more viciously than those guys. My brother-in-law got stung once. Didn’t even want to imagine how much it hurt. Took the photo in SEA Aquarium, Singapore in May 2014.
  4. C’est moi
    Now that’s my new header picture. Last time was that all-white photo in Turkey (kindly refer to “The Wanderer” page) so figured I need a new one with a different colour. Taken on the same trip as the 2nd photo in this photoset. I stood on the pier just before going back to the airport, and right in front of me was the blue strait and Mount Rinjani. If you liked hiking or climbing, you would’ve heard of this fab mountain. Or would’ve gone to its peak. Anyway it was an amazing spot to be in and I would really like to go back there later. This time with Gili Nanggu and Komodo Island on the list.
  5. A.O.I.
    Okay so this was another picture of beautiful Turkey. On the way back from Bolu to Ankara, it was a whole long bus trip – but the view was totally worth it. The weather was totally nice since it was autumn and it didn’t rain like it usually does.
  6. Turqoise
    I’m a sucker for turqoise – both the colour and the stones.
  7. Cruise
    Last one, I promised. Bosphorus! Not many feeling is more pleasant than cruising along that strait with the autumn wind blowing against your face and a glass of warm apple tea in your hand.

Now tell me you don’t have a wanderlust.


Daily Prompt: Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

Prompt from here.

Peanuts go nuts ©mk17design

Peanuts go nuts ©mk17design

Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

Prompt from here.
Because culture doesn’t always mean something ethnic.

Coffee culture ©mk17design

Coffee culture ©mk17design

Daily Prompt: Live to Eat

Prompt from here.

Turkish Delight ©mk17design

Turkish Delight ©mk17design

This is how far I’ve gone for food.
Clue: I live in the equator.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Green

Prompt from here.
All taken with Samsung Galaxy SII and processed on Instagram.

Left to right, top to bottom:

  1. A pack of Lays I bought in Turkey just because I’ve never seen the yoghurt and herb flavour in where I live… It’s really good, by the way.
  2. My alma mater’s Keep Calm tee!
  3. The Puma shoes I got from Seoul last summer. My old Converse died and I buried it there, too.
  4. Nami Island in South Korea. Famous from its drama Winter Sonata, which I have no idea what it’s about even when I got there.
  5. A statue of the said drama in the said island, starring Bae Yong Jun and Choi Ji Woo. Pardon my Korean.
  6. Still in Nami Island, something that has got something to do with a scene in the drama. I still haven’t watched it.
  7. The rooftop of Shinsegae, a department store in Busan, South Korea. It was epically hot in summer but I couldn’t help being amazed by the vibrant colours of the whole garden.
  8. Green rose. Bet you’ve never seen one. I found it in a St Mary grotto in Lembang, West Java, when I was in a pilgrimage.
  9. The German football shirt I had on when Euro 2012 final was on… Felt like betraying my love for Casillas the whole match, but then again whoever wins I can never be let down :p

Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal #2

Let's get lost ©mk17design

Let’s get lost ©mk17design

Another one I thought of the word “renewal” is to travel.
Traveling makes me feel new every single time without fail – new places, foreign languages, different faces.

This one I took last October in Ankara, Turkey, and it looked like a good representation of being somewhere I’ve never been at with a whole lot of options to go to.

It’s my other vice, and I’ll never stop wandering :)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

Kahve ©mk17design

Kahve ©mk17design

This is my “cheat sheet” when I was in Turkey.

Containing a list of Turkish words and phrases, my tour guide handed me one and I spent like half an hour memorizing them all because I’m too lazy too even cheat when I need it.

Ended up being the only one in the group who actually remember everything by the end of the day.

Türkiye, seni seviyorum!!!