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Saturday, 19 May 2012

My 7 Super Shots!

‘I am taking part in HostelBookers 7 Super Shots‘ 

Well, taking photos is definitely a must for backpackers like me. It is how we keep the memories, reminding us how far we have been, how our life changes because of the world we've seen. 

I found out about this from Farikica, thanks babe for tagging me! At least there's something to share to people out there. Hoping that it'll inspire them to travel, especially young people like me! So young people, Y U NO GO TRAVEL?

1. Takes my breath away

This was in Krabi, by the riverside. I remember before leaving Krabi to head to Bangkok, I took the opportunity to walk all over Krabi town. Most people would stay in Ao Nang, about 20 minutes away but I found serenity staying in Krabi town. Everytime I look back at all my photos while I was in Thailand, this would definitely takes my breath away...

2. Makes me laugh/smile

Well, this makes me laugh and smile simultaneously. Imagine, we met at Borobudur Temple, and just exchange a simple "Can you make it to the top?" conversation. That was the last time my sister and I saw them. Call it coincidence but I have the feeling that it was fated for us to meet again. We saw them again in Jogjakarta town, just across the road where we were standing. Walked to them, talked and later went out for lunch in Jogjakarta. 

We eventually slept over at Roki's place in Jakarta, forgoing the idea of sleeping over in airport a day before leaving Indonesia for good. Now we are family to Rokimas from Jakarta and Jah Sunny from Ann Arbor, Detroit. Tell me, what's the odd of meeting the same people again, miles away from the first place you met them? :)

3. Makes me dream

I have always wanted to visit Borobudur Temple ever since I was taught about it in history back in school. To actually be able to be there was amazing. And I got my sister to share the happiness to finally set my foot at Borobudur, Jogjakarta, Indonesia. All this while, I can only dream about it, now that I have been there, the dream still continues as a memory. 

4. Makes me think

The fare was actually only 5000IDR but we were charged 20,000IDR because it was raining. To tell you the truth it was about 1KM of walking, imaging cycling with 2 people (plus am super heavy!)

This bapak who I assume is the age of my late grandfather brought us to a bakpia store hoping that we would be buying some so that he could get some commission. I was actually tired and got angry because of the scam, but my heart was hurt when I saw his face when we said no. 

He cycled us back to our hostel and I ended up giving him 25,000IDR. I know it was not much difference but I seriously felt I should have given more. He cycled almost 2 of us with weight 200kg over 1KM in the rain! What an experience! That was the best 25,000IDR I've ever spent when I was in Jogjakarta. It keep me thinking about this old guy..

5. Makes my mouth water

I still remember, it was raining and we were hungry. Saw a commotion by the roadside, seems like the local was enjoying something, people keep coming. We decided to stop and boyyyyy... that was one of the best food my sister and I ate while we were in Indonesia.

It's call Murtabak (very different than Malaysian version), almost look like spring roll but the filling is different. It was filled with bean sprouts, silvers of carrot, chicken slices  and served with bird eyes chili, pickled cucumber and smothered with pureed garlic. What a gastronomic orgasm! Look at this picture makes me drool...

6. Tells a story

I can still remember what I was thinking when I snapped this before boarding the speed boat to island hopping around Andaman Sea. The thought of being a college dropout, not having anything to come back home to, having to start a new life all over again. This remind me that whatever happens, I still stand strong and I have a long way to go. I eventually came out with " A college dropout, a dreamer, a believer. There is more to life, believe me. Go out and see the world."

7. I am most proud of (aka my worthy of National Geographic shot)

One of the best photos I captured while Island Hopping around Andaman Sea in Thailand. I don't know why but there's something about this picture that me like it so much! Well, hope that it's National Geographic worthy. haha...

I don't know who to tag coz it seems everyone in Malaysian Travel Blogger is tagged. But I really wanna tag Fatt from backpackerbusuk and everyone who have yet to be tagged in our beloved group! :P

p/s: I have to credit my sista , as some of the photos in Indonesia were captured through her camera. Love you lot sis! 


  1. 19 May 2012 00:15

    you got tagged twice, popular tuh. heheheh..... you food makes me drool.

    the first picture does make take my breath away.

    1. 19 May 2012 00:21

      hahaha... that's why!haha... do i have to come out with 2 post now? hehe

      Yummieh food! yeah, i miss krabi so much!

  • 19 May 2012 00:25

    Ok seriously everyone's photos are just amazing especially the Nat Geo ones. I love the 'Photo that made me smile' and and and and and


    Can't wait to go there end of this year! This is really inspiring Rayyan.

    1. 19 May 2012 00:35

      Yours are amazing too! Glad that it's inspiring . and yeah, enjoy Borobudur! can't wait to share with u the tricks to get there! hehe

  • Aelfi19 May 2012 01:32

    dude,I've read most of your entries.nice job bro!keep on traveling :)

    1. 19 May 2012 03:47


      Thanks buddy! It's an honour reading this. Will do will do.. :)

  • 19 May 2012 01:45

    Saw you at Nisa Kay's. Checking out your blog & I thought that it's very cool! Have only read this post, but I'm sure I'll be staying...

    Nice pics btw...

    1. 19 May 2012 03:51

      Hey Hanih!

      Glad that u r staying to read. Hope it's entertaining.haha. enjoy! Thanks ya! :D

  • 19 May 2012 03:19

    cantik2 Rayyan..Good job.. Akak nak kena belajar lebih ni bab ngambik gambo ni..hee

    1. 19 May 2012 03:52

      haha...ada2 jer kak yan, rayyan point and shoot jer..hihi...

  • 19 May 2012 04:31

    Hi Rayyan,

    I love Borobudur too. Wondering when I'll have the chance to go there :-S Soon, hopefully!

    1. 19 May 2012 12:10

      Hey RaW,

      Hopefully u get to see it's beauty. i was amazed!

  • 19 May 2012 07:15

    Hi rayyan.. No 2 is cute! the photo and also the story... It's like u're fated to meet these people...:)

    Never been to Borobodur but can add that to my never ending long traveling list...:)

    Last but not least, no 4 is very touching... Yeah, that's the beauty of travelling.. some people do ask me.. why do u like travel so much..? That's one of the reasons.. to see people and their lives... To see and explore things that never been done be4.. Priceless!

    1. 19 May 2012 12:22

      farikica! hehehe..yeah, no 2 means so much to me. :')

      U shud go to borobudur, it's amazing!

      Priceless moment everywhere everytime we step ourselves in a new place.

    2. 19 May 2012 13:07

      couldn't agree me... where to after this..?

    3. 19 May 2012 13:13

      I don't know, have the thought of making my way to Australia, like staying there for one whole year..haha... but yeah, who knows..

  • 19 May 2012 17:55

    bestnya gi jalan2 luar negara... done follow - Noob

    1. 19 May 2012 18:05

      yeah. ;D

  • felicia~20 May 2012 02:21

    totally understood your love hate feelings for the bapak. Had a similar experience where i felt that i had been taken advantage of, but then again just kinda felt sorry for the hardship that the person had to go through.

    Anyway, this is my first comment on your blog i believe. lol. You have some pretty cool experiences :)

    Cheers! To many more to come

    1. 20 May 2012 02:32

      Finally here! Been waiting for u to comment since u were in NZ :P hahaha...

      yeah all these traveling showed me things that I'll never experience in my life. Cool! Hope u stay and keep reading. btw miss u lots!! and our times KFC times in GM! hehe

  • 3 June 2012 13:26

    thanks a lot for tagging me & sorry for my absence in this blogging world (bz dgn keje la). anyway i will do it asap! thank u!! #modegeledahgambarlama

    1. 5 June 2012 10:36

      Eh , jmpa gak tag ni.. Haha... Take u time babe,,, ko hoards byk cerita kO tuuuuu..../ hahaha.... Cepat kasi habis china sama nz

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