Sunday Running in the Park

As I gained 10 kilograms compared to how I weighed usually last year, I decided to go for a run at least once a week.

I spend every Sunday morning in the last few weeks, quite early, to put on my running shoes (a Nike Lunarlon, been accompanying me since some years ago), and go to the nearest park. I usually go to Tebet Honda Park to run, until my friend tells me that the park across this park is much more comfortable for runners since people rarely hang out in that park on Sunday morning. I think it is named Tebet Gas Park, but I am not sure.

Different from its neighbor, this park still seems natural. By ‘natural’ I mean there is more trees and less place to hang out. No well-maintained “fitness center”, no bench, no playground for kids, no street vendors. But there is a clean and long jogging track, reflexology stone path, and some shelters for sitting. Good!



Aulia A. Agassi



And with stunning rays of sunshine around, we can’t help but taking some pictures.




Running out of breath,



Happiness Challenge: Day 8

The challenge for today is to plan a date with the one I love. Not specifically has to be with my partner, I can arrange a date with my family or friends.

But tonight I choose to have a date with my partner.

We always meet everyday, but this week I have spent some nights going to see my friends, see my dentist, and see my boss (a.k.a. having overtime, but I do it gladly), and he deserves to have my attention for a day without any distraction. Tonight we are going to go to nowhere and just become couch potato (but we have no couch). We usually just spend our time to talk or watch Youtube videos or Viddsee films together. Or, as what usually happens ever since we are together as friends, we will do our own assignments and talk during the work because interesting things come up. Like right now, while listening to Kings of Convenience, he is doing his work assignment and I am writing this post (and being interrupted because he wants to talk to me about something and asks if I want some oat biscuits).

To me, having a date is an essential thing in relationship. Not about where you go or what you do, but about how much time you are disposed to spend with your loved ones. You know, about how you put your loved ones as priority.

Anyway, here is a video that we took the night we went home from the dentist appointment.

If a date means just strolling around this busy town on a Vespa, I will totally take it.


Busy munching oat biscuits,



The Kind of Photos You Take in Santa

It was Sunday morning and I already sat calmly in one of the most well-known enhanced traditional market in Jakarta, Pasar Santa. I came early because there was a writing event held in that place, in my favourite bookstore in town, POST. The owner was my senior at college (no, I didn’t meet him in college of course), and the speaker for the class that day was my very own friend too.

This was my one, two, three, four, yes, fourth time  I visited Santa. I usually just visit this place for events, not for strolling around, but this place has its own beautiful side to capture. These are photos my partner took.






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And of course, my ice cream eating partner.

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Walk with you later,