"a rediscover world: to stay as traveller" ukirsari's Profile

picturing myself in a serene evening of old wardour castle, a morning breeze whilst stand up by the edge of beachy head or walking on a small alley of mestizo district in vigan.
then next time i am swimming side by side with a charm gigantic creatures so called whale sharks.
i feel i am alive. can be anywhere in every single minute of my life. and with my beloved ones.

in anywhere: i am mingling or dissolving myself in discover. and rediscover new things just like found old things to be remembered and to be revisit over again.
it's about life, about memories and countless beautiful moments.

pace of life can be fast or slowly, depend on own pace. but memories, paths and tracks stay lingers. as life itself.
i had been decade here on VT. and i have thought, amongst the new gadgets, another social medias and many more.

will i stay here and share? i definitely say yes. for old friendships, for friends that came into my life because i shared experiences and attending meeting amongst members.
all will always be special for me.

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about us

as time passes, just like days and nights .... i found myself growing up "on the roads". i cherish all my experiences during travels, absorbing the good things from everyone i meet on travel and stay positive.

i thank and appreciate my beloved parents: mum and dad in Heaven, who take me to see the world since my early stage and their likeness to travel, discover and rediscover stay forever in me.

before beloved N came into my life, i was a solo traveller and pretty happy to engaged myself during all my trips. but the term had changed quite a bit since we're together. we go travels as couple and in the meantime i am still doing solo whenever he's on assignments and the opposite.

since the past ten years i live in two worlds that separated half globe away: indonesia archipelago and england, UK. happy to be here of two and it's enriched my experiences as a nomad. i find everything new in my backyards and they'll be great to be discovered endlessly, therefore we stay as travellers.


by Eugene O'Neill (1888 – 1953)

I was set free! I dissolved in the sea, became white sails and flying spray, became beauty and rhytm, became moonlight and the ship and the high dim-starred sky! I belonged, without past or future, within peace and unity and a wild joy, within something greater than my own life, or the life of man, to LIFE itself!

VT meetings

one remarkable thing I had got from VT is the friendship through attending VT meetings. there were many faraway friends who turn into dearly ones after I had met in person and I would like to thank them for the bonding, especially with the "barkada" (gang of friends) every time I landed in manila at the countless time.

VT members I had met in jakarta, manila, perth and fremantle, new delhi and shimla, singapore and kuala lumpur, bangkok and rangoon:

sharon (cheekychic), mason (masonwong), andrew KL, audrey (audrey118), andrew (dreks), anna (willy_wonka), andy (and_juana), alex in Spore, paul (goldenboy), ica (icamarica), peter (loisl), frank (belgianchoco), frederik (b-free), corra (xaver), isa (i-s-a), aida (asianbelle), morii (o00o), nina (monina_c), yen (yen2), emie (edachsund), deepa (winddancer99), aimee (moonlighting), joko (djokodnet), bambang (biawak), zinzin (zin), ei (eithwe), clive (mrdreameruk), axel (kozzmozz), esmeralda (wenasje), heidi (jjasmine), animesh (inamesh), lily (lmc2626), judith (juds), yen (yen), hanna (tabatha), larissa (kunchik), imran (machunian), happy (h4ppy), didi (beachbum), norbu (nurboo_mechick), leo (leonik), arnaud (eagleeye) and last but not the least: baton_east (thanks for the bearers and jim35)

a flag bearer ;)

I just accepted VT goodies consisted of flip flop, flag, sunglasses, bag and mini dictionary as I won weekly quiz where I guessed Tamansari water palace in Yogyakarta. love all of them but mostly the flag since can take picture anywhere and whenever attending VT meeting. thank you VT, matur nuwun, molte grazie, maraming salamat, dobroe spasibo!

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  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2014 at 4:44 AM

    Missed the Day, but thoughts are always with you for many more - Keep going and live it up ;-)))

    • ukirsari's Profile Photo
      Feb 19, 2014 at 3:17 AM

      hi there, it's been soooooo long time ago, ken. how's everything? we just back home!

  • Roadquill's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Hi Arie and Nick, just a promo note that I set a VT meet up for Friday, Oct 25 in London. Still working on the details but it would be cool if you could make it. Cheers, Karl

    • ukirsari's Profile Photo
      Feb 19, 2014 at 3:16 AM

      hi karl, ohh, unfortunately we just read this message today. how's it going? looking forward if we can join some other time. cheers, mate :)

  • kenmerk's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Happy birthday, Arie, hope all is well...

    • ukirsari's Profile Photo
      Jun 16, 2013 at 5:59 AM

      thank you so much, ken. yes, everything just fine, but we missed the whale shark this year. hopefully next year will have ample time to do :)

  • loisl's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    Happy Birthday, Ari!!! I hope you are doing good?

    • ukirsari's Profile Photo
      Jun 16, 2013 at 6:01 AM

      thank you so much, peter!! just login on VT after quite long paused :) Yes, everything just fine. after white easter in england, now ready to fly to south east asia! hoping everything is good on your side as well :)

    • loisl's Profile Photo
      Jun 17, 2013 at 10:29 PM

      Yes, I know, I'm also not very active on VT anymore.
      We had a very cold and wet spring, but now summer is here!
      Here? not exactly true, I'm currently in Tokyo, flying home in two days.

  • alza's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Bonjour Arie, love the womb-like pic of the two of you! so mellow! Mascottes Ted from Frankfurt & the Caribbean gang, Rafael & Lumlum join me in wishing you a Bon Anniversaire! May you have all your heart desires! Ciao from sunny Montréal.

    • ukirsari's Profile Photo
      Jun 16, 2013 at 6:05 AM

      hi lou ... bonjour ;) merci beaucoup, thank you so much for my birthday wishes. i do appreciate it!! this picture is taken at the opposite of st paul's cathedral on the way to millenium bridge. i just think "woww, can be good or weird but let's try" and glad you love it! ohh, and please send my warmest hugs to the babies: ted, rafael, lumlum and ... carribean gang (wonder, must be they're as cute as the other in your collection :D).

  • Donna_in_India's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2013 at 6:11 AM

    Happy Birthday Arie! Have a wonderful day.

    • ukirsari's Profile Photo
      Jun 16, 2013 at 6:12 AM

      donna!!! hi ... thank you so much :) hoping everything isc fine on your side :) hugs!

  • goutammitra's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2013 at 5:20 AM

    Happy Birthday to my dear Sister! God Bless you!

    • ukirsari's Profile Photo
      Jun 16, 2013 at 6:11 AM

      thank you so much, bhaai ... one amongst my birthday pray is to visit you and family someday, amen :)

    • goutammitra's Profile Photo
      Jun 17, 2013 at 6:58 PM

      Ya, the sooner the better!

  • rosata's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2013 at 3:59 AM

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2013 at 3:22 AM

    Happy birthday, Arie :)

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2013 at 2:46 AM

    Hello hello dear Arie :-))) I wish you a fantastic marvellous wonderful happy birthday :-))) Will you be in the big city end of July? Then I'd love if you and Nick have time to join my b-day party, at Tas in Bloomsbury :-) Big big hug!!!

    • ukirsari's Profile Photo
      Jun 16, 2013 at 6:09 AM

      dearest ingrid ... miss you a lot!!! thank you so much for birthday wishes, i really appreciate it :) oh, you will be in bloomsbury? sounds great, but we will leaving next week on june 24th to the philippines for summer holiday. back to london maybe around first or second week in august :( but i am sure, it will be next time and next time to meet, isn't it? fingers crossed for now on! big big big hugs :) xxx

    • Trekki's Profile Photo
      Jun 16, 2013 at 6:13 AM

      Oh dear :-(((( I leave August 2nd. But I will be back :-)

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