Prady P.

Joined July 2017
  • Day18

    Pointing a finger on the map

    April 11 in Germany

    Well, first it was a museum plan, later became a zoo plan but the freaking price of the zoo was too expensive. So first we went to the broken church where the paintings inside were very beautiful actually 😍. Then later to the mall for peeing😂, first time to ring the alarm bell😂, German alarms are so efficient. Later on we decided to move to a completely random place on the map😂 and it was really funny. We first get a really nice view of the city, how it's different in different parts😄 and then visit a few churches on the way. Later we ended up watching a ship sail under us. Then we pleasantly saw some kids play football for about an hour before we had a really delicious currywust😋. That was a really good day.
    (Ethan was talking so much with his gf😂 and the SK peeps are so cool)
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  • Day1

    Best place in Indonesia!

    January 20 in Indonesia

    Ijen is by far the best place I've been to in Indonesia😎. No regrets about going there at all. Firstly no place before I have been to has had such an amazing flame💙. It's exactly as shown in the pics which is another amazing part about it.😇 Also the journey to there was equally nice. (I don't wanna say challenging although it was a bit maybe mainly because it did not feel risky at all)😇. It took a total of 2 hours to climb to the top of Ijen and then to go see the blue flames (of sulphur). Walking in the dark was well fun in a different way as compared to running down the same road hours later with a more than brilliant view😋. Every time we stopped, our guide invariably consumed a new cigarette😂. As we carefully descended down to the crater the smell of the sulphur grew more and more intense🤨. (I like it actually in not too toxic quantities) The problem was with the eyes. Unfortunately we we're able to see the acid lake from the bottom but after reaching the top it was chantick😁. Something to try next time :D
    Just say that you can no longer see the blue flames to the people descending down🤭. (An old lady almost got a heart attack)😂
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  • Day1

    Expensive but well damn WORTH IT!

    January 20 in Indonesia

    Bali is really really worth visiting😎 but it's not indonesia!

    Let me highlight some of the main differences between the 2 :
    1) Prices💵 : Well everything is almost 2 to 3 times as expensive as in Yogyakarta in Bali.
    2) Religion : In Indonesia when someone has a positive inclination towards you (a bit maybe after the where you come from question) they generally ask the religion with an expection of being muslim whereas here it's with an expectation of being Hindu.
    There is a very noted disappointment everywhere in Indonesia if the religion doesn't match and a sense of enthusiasm if it does which is super fucked up😂!!!!!
    3) Animals : No fucking cats in Bali but dogs😇! Finally something nice 🤭.
    4) Weather : It's more tropical in Bali. With way more forests and also rice plantations😇.
    5) People : Well people here are browner for sure, they are also more hairy with better eyebrows and also heavily tattooed😏. Curiosity for boule is reduced considerably in Bali😂.
    6) Roads : Are way better (properly constructed) in Bali but still takes super long to travel around.
    7) Architecture : Well no mosques seen being replaced with a zillion temples (which look more Chinese than indian)😊.
    SOOO DIFFERENT from real Indonesia🙁

    Day 1 :
    All about reaching our home and the struggle in the rain of shifting the luggage 😂. Having taken the ferry, it took us nearly 4 hours to reach our home driving from the west coast of Bali to Ubud 😁. The home was really comfy (problem was hot water was available only for the lucky ones)🤭.

    Day 2 :
    Having settled in and had a very fruitful breakfast😋 (well also after washing clothes), we headed to a RICE PLANTATION place (idk the name😂) but it was wonderful😊. Later we headed to a butterfly park where we say many beautiful butterflies and also some cocoons. It was really amazing! (Helps that Bali is touristic)😇. After taking a look at Mt.Agung we headed to a waterfall.😊 It was a sight. And after dropping Ares off we had a nice sleep.

    Day 3 :
    We checked out of the previous hotel and our day began with the Balinese dance😃. To my surprise it was super amazing (the music was unique and so was the performance of the actors)😃. Later we headed to a temple (basically a view point like the southmost in Bali) and then to a bird park.🤭 It WAS SOOOO GOOOOODD!!!😃 Way better than the one in Palembang. So many birds hahahah. After which we headed for our hotel hunt😇. We settled on the tallest hotel in bali!! It was awesome to stay here for 3 days.😃

    Day 4 and 5 :
    A nice heavy breakfast kicked off our day.😋 After a few bad bargaining deals and a long walk along the beach it was fun just to lie down and relax in front of our hotel😊. Later at night we tasted Nasi jinngooo (which was amazing🤩) and Siobak (pork was tasty)😊. Snorkeling was super awesome the next day and the banana boats were Fucking crazyyyy😂. (Falling was epic) and the trip to lemobongan was amazing.
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  • Day1

    The mountain not so special

    January 16 in Indonesia

    At the Surabaya there are many stations🤨 so it was a bit confusing where to get down. The strange part was that like a lot of peeps boarded from the 1st station although the train was to stop in Surabaya😂. Anyways we were picked up by our guide SELAMAT (he's a very happy person very funny as well and happened to be a great guide). We approached the Surabaya airport to pick up the rest of the family after a brief stop at the market. Unfortunately they had arrived but their luggage hadn't🙁. So after a few delays (to ensure that the luggage would find the owners sooner or later) we headed for a meal and towards our 1st destination Mt.Bromo. The journey proved us with many beautiful places to see (It looked similar to Waynad from Kerela)😇. So through the forests climbing up and up towards Mt.Bromo we headed, we reached our wonderful hotel by 3pm (The lunch on the way Sate Kambing was not really loved by family)🙁. The hotel was right on the edge of a hill facing a mountain on one side and was super equipped with facilities like HOT WATER😎. A hot water bath was the experience I would really pay a lot for!!! So a walk later and a meal later followed by a shower, sleep was quick😃.

    Day 2:
    We started early (actually a bit too early)😂 for witnessing the sunrise leaving the hotel by 3:30. (Also note that even with diarrhoea it was impossible to take a shit because of the cold)😂. We travelled through the dark to reach the viewpoint but our hopes of seeing Mt.Bromo faded as time flew due to the ever existent fog😔. After a really long 2 hour wait we left to go to the crater. The walk to the top was a super easy one😂. (Though some lazy people were riding poor horses😔). The top was not really special but the atmosphere around the mountain was really nice. With too much breeze blowing it was near freezing😈. A nice breakfast later and a long sleep in the car, we had reached Banyuwangi. (I missed talking about the meal and the road but nothing was special except for the fact that the road was beside the ocean all the way which was nice😇. (Reminded me of the Andaman islands)
    That was the end of Mt.Bromo though🙁
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  • Day2

    The usual fuckup

    January 3 in Indonesia

    As always everything just can't go well can it 😂? (Not a 100% GERMAN YET).
    So everything was going fine and we arrived at the railway station way before time only to find out that our train was leaving from a station 2.5 hours by car from the station we were at😂. So we hurriedly went to a bus station to check for tickets to Palembang.😊 Our host was specifically kind and helped us get a bus to Palembang for a discount😉. We said goodbye to him and now the bus journey goes on.
    The bus ride was so unique😂 :
    1) The concept of overtaking is non existent in Indonesia🤭. There's never any hurry what SO EVER. Same goes for honking😂.
    2) Profit maximization was at the fullest😉. Stools were arranged between seats in order to maximize capacity😂.
    3) With an AC which can't blow (air obviously)😂 and no windows it was like a journey of a thousand smells 👻.
    Omg it's so much to learn here simply from the fact that everyone around us was super calm😃 and also happy with the way things were going😀. We used to pick up every person on the way who was ready to pay a bit to go in our direction🤭 and stock up our luggage as well. The bus could be described as a voracious eater slowly overeating to death😂. We had 3 drivers one of whom kept on saying 'GOOD' and we're accompanied with a couple of prostitues 😂
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  • Day1

    Beach finally!

    January 2 in Indonesia

    DAY 1:
    So the train journey from Palembang to Lampung was a long one to say the least😪. I was expecting to see the real Indonesia through trains but they were AC and we could not feel the fresh air from outside😣. Basically trains in Indonesia are not at all like trains in India.

    Let's see a few differences :
    1) Booking for trains is possible even 7 days before the journey date 😂 (in India we must book a month in advance)
    2) Trains are super well maintained unlike India. (Very clean toilets and seats are a guaranteed feature)😁
    3) Just 1 company selling food in trains😮. No other street vendors allowed to enter🤗.
    4) Too many people working on the train station for assistance 😅. It's basically a source of providing employment. (In India not soo many peeps gets jobs I guess)
    5) Trains are cheap but still only well off people travel through them and tickets are actually checked 😂 (not like general class in India)
    6) Seats may be cleaner but the distance between 2 seats is almost nothing 😫 (it's difficult to sit properly)

    It was apparently the first time that a boule had travelled from the train from Palembang to Lampung 😂 so we got some special treatment. (Me and Sira) The canteen girl was astonished to see us so we had a few chats and it was fun to interact with everyone on the train 😄. Then sleep was vital as well and the family sitting next to us connected well with us. We played many games of UNO (part of the weird traditional here is to powder the face of the loser 😫) so it's a great incentive for NOT LOSING! But it was fun playing. (A super energetic kid called BAGUS meaning 'good' in Bahasa Indonesia, a pretty girl and her super fun uncle were our players). They had these amazing biscuits with cheese on one side and sugar on another 😋! Questions and answers, games and powders later we reached Lampung! (We were super enthusiastic to meet our host whose profile seemed amazing 😍) We met the host and 2 other super amazing peeps😁. Firstly I thought they had been friends for a while (such was the connection they seemed to make) and after a nice dinner later we started our journey to the beach for the new year party 😂. The way to the beach was so crowded lol but the pumped up music kept the hopes high😎! We reached a nice corner of the beach and just sat there watching firecrackers nearby 😍. Enjoying the atmosphere around with campfires and enthusiasm everywhere. Tired from the journey sleep was fast🤗. First time sleeping in a car! ^^ haha😄.

    DAY 2:
    The next day morning was a late one and after freshning up in the beach and a nice walk later it was photoshoot time 🤗. A zillion photos later we headed towards the city for a nice meal of meatballs😋. We said our goodbyes to our friends from Jakarta and then settled in our hosts home. So the home was located to the north east side of the city set near a market (like a vegetable one). The neighborhood was of our host's family with his half a dozen bros and sisters (nearly). The home was a small village house with a bit too less illumination with a barely usable toilet and bathroom. (The toilet didn't have a door which closed 😂)
    The room we were meant to sleep in was the size of my hostel room with absolutely no illumination with just toxic fumes of mosquito repellent making their presence felt. The family members were very nice (as always one of the members developed a fondness to my slippers😂) and hence was shyly using them 😃. We took a trip around the road next to the house and the main reason for stopping was the weight of our slippers☹ (they were full of mud hehe)😆! We could visit a few shops around for our usual clothes hunts and I got an authentic jersey for my bro 😎 for just ₹250. We had a plan in the evening to meet the family which had entertained us the day before. To our host's disappointment we left to have dinner with them in McD. Not realising that they were unable to afford it ☹. It was a huge family and we managed to buy a burger for each before we set off to their home. The way there was filled with convos about new flirting lines 😎 taught by the masters themselves😂. We were greeted at the hall and we started our (what had become customary) games of UNO by now.😃 It was fun and we bid our goodbyes to 'bagus' and family😀 to return to our home and sleep well for tomorrow we had to visit the island.

    DAY 3:
    The day started early and a taxi, a bus and a van later we were at the beach😃. The island was walkable from the beach and the way there was very chantick😍 (beautiful). But I'm sure you can see the pics as proof.
    The stay at the island was optimal and nice (but it became too hot in the afternoon)😕. So we left before that back for shopping in the city. Having found and bought a couple of jerseys again I seemed content.😊
    We then headed to the UPNORMAL cafe which had amazing noodles 😋 and the concept of playing games while eating was awesome. A few weird peep meet and malaka (greek) peeps meet later we headed back home after meeting our host's sis😃. After packing for tomorrow everything seemed to go amazing till now.
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  • Day25

    All about the conversation with my bud

    December 25, 2017 in Indonesia

    On Saturday was a visit planned to a cancer hospital for cheering up the kids suffering, but plans remain plans don't they😰. We ended up going to an orphanage with a similar task. Colouring after a decade was really challenging and I could manage a mediocre painting after an hour of efforts😂!
    A restaurant and a few deep discussions later we ended up going to Ramayana for getting a few batiks😁. Didn't like many of them and ended up buying just 1 after which we could buy a sleeveless and an amazingly long (wearable outside) boxers😍.
    My indian companion left early on Sunday for Lahat so the target of the day was just shopping 😂. My bud invited me for a bird park with his family. His brother's also an electrical engineer 😋! His family was really nice (he had 2 brothers one elder and another was the best in the family the little active happy kid😚, 2 sisters out of which one was too shy and the other a bit irritated 😂). The bird park tickets were super expensive 😅 (₹250 per person) but his brother paid so we went in. It was really fun to watch the big ugly lizards fight each other for eating leaves which we fed them😂. The rest of the birds were all bosan😪. I decided to take my bud to the usual awesome restaurant nearby but it was closed on Sunday so our 45 min walk was really a nightmare 😓. But his brother came to our rescue and we could go to a restaurant nearby which had the best spicy and sweet sauce ever!! Then some time spent at the lake after which a nap was the perfect thing a heavy stomach needed.😊 Then later we headed out for shopping after saying goodbye to his family. The first shop we headed to was the USUAL ONE SUPER CHEAP SHOP (idk the name😅). Some of the tshirts available were so good considering their prices😎!
    The conversation was about my bud not accepting to use condoms haha and him actually thinking he can pull out every time 😂! That's kinda funny because he believed he could pull out every time 😂! That all started because of the packets of condoms kept beside the cashier 😂. He had a nice laugh as well 😆.
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  • Day22

    The days when under travel hibernation

    December 22, 2017 in Indonesia

    Firstly I'm gonna begin by describing the teaching experience 😂. Getting up early in the morning every day better be worth something right?😪 Well it definitely was worth it I guess!😄 The atmosphere in a class is just so lively haha, thoughts so random and reactions so geniune (very difficult to find among adults)😅. The morning class was super fresh to start with haha 😁, but some of the content being taught was questionable 😣. Come on, you can't teach integration to kids can you?😒. But the kids could pick up most of the stuff taught 😮. Being able to introduce themselves, talk about their hobbies, family and friends. So much for me thinking I was fast at learning 😂. The teaching part was like I would say something in English and everyone looked at me as clueless asf. But Raka was always there to translate but it was a tough assignment 😅. Some faces to remember some faces to forget ☺️ it was a good part of life here.

    Rainy days😍 : well rain is something that gets mixed reactions out of me depending on my location when it rains😂. If I'm at home just watching it rain then it's lovely 😚 but if I'm shopping on a scooter and it starts raining 😫 so bad! Although it usually rains in Palembang during the night but sometimes when it rains during the afternoon it's just magnificent to see it pour down 😁. The rain here is never very slow it just pours down and then suddenly stops 😶! Weird but a bit like Matheran 😁.

    Sate madura 😋 : never thought chicken could be super tasty 🤗! This dish is like roasted (boneless) chicken pieces on a stick dipped in delicious sweet spicy sauce😄. Must have here haha. Feri was very sweet in treating me.
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  • Day1

    Venturing into a familiar unknown

    December 1, 2017 in Indonesia

    The past few days have been very India like to be precise but I've assumed the role of a white RICH tourist 😂. The journey to Indonesia had been a very unforgettable one cause can't forget something you don't remember 😂. The Singapore international is HUGEEEE!! Maybe as big as the IITM😮! McDonald's in India seems way better (the one there's got bitter orange juice, the PUT HAM IN BURGERS WITHOUT MENTIONING!!!) But on the brighter side of things the sleeping seats there are AMAZING!! So are all the facilities there :D, it's all so good😋. Palembang visa procedure was so funny :D haha. I actually bribed the customs officers there and after a small chat with my new Indonesian friend they agreed with just ₹2000 haha :D.
    Readjusting to the new schedule hasn't been easy specially due to change in sleep patterns but having all the house to oneself is very nice as well 😉. Work schedule is rather relaxed, and work is very subjective but fun :D. Designing a banner is super fun 😄. Also talking in front of an audience of 500 ultra rich Indonesians is interesting 😎.

    Some special mentions about Indonesia :

    1)Go-Jek seems like a nice startup idea for India as well 🤔... You'll ask me what they are ? Well imagine a taxi only as a scooter 😀 (they seem super cheap and also apparently they're reliable :D).
    2) People run really slowly 😕. Like not one person runs faster than 6 mins per km :/ but maybe that's exactly what the Germans think about Indians as well 😂.
    3) Religion is not induced here maybe people just truly believe what they have learned (I'm talking about OUR GENERATION not our parents')🙂. Feels a bit strange that majority of the teens believe.😱
    4) Students here got cars lol😂! I mean bigass cars (So much for poor Indonesians 🙄).
    5) Almost everyone here smokes 😶. It's a bit TOO COMMON here :P. Good or bad it's very observable.
    6) Everyone here is so damn short 😂! I'm wearing XL tshirts beat that!!!😆
    7) Switches are opposite 😂! ON IS OFF and OFF IS ON 😆.
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  • Day85

    The last outing :D

    November 23, 2017 in India

    About the day : Let me conclude that the previous day had ended with a really long discussion about sizes of boobs :D and Adam secretly revealed his habit of watching a lot of videos :D. Before this the day we had a few memorable events :
    1. Ni had alcohol for the first time in his life (His dizzy state can be detected by a sudden splurge of increase in talkativeness specially about NERD stuff and increased irritability let's be careful from now on)
    2. The double roti place is a really good burger joint (a little expensive but just as good as the barbecue places if you love burgers)
    3. US101 ain't always really crowded cause the DJs are mostly playing music only on Fridays and Saturdays (this was whispered by the bouncer outside as an attempt at establishment of trust between us

    Raphael is dancing like super crazyyyy..... (Moves like Jagger literally :P). The night was memorable one starting for the parotha place. A bunch of sufficiently tasty parothas at the parotha express kicked off the start of the night. The main fun was the discussion about the baggage of Raphael given to Julian and the dilemma about too much weight. The main issues were
    1. Julian's meet with Bea in Goa which might affect the preference dynamics in case some of the luggage needs to be thrown out.
    2. His Gfs insistence on not carrying all the luggage permissible by the flight agency.
    3. Julian ignoring messages from Raphael (it's obvious why he did not care about other people!! HE WAS IN GOA WITH HIS GF :P)
    4. Maybe it's just RAPHAEL!!!!
    Anyways we had the laugh of the month courtesy of Marco ( the whole story is that Raphael as always was cribbing about the prospect of his shoes and spices being thrown out of the flight. Marco genuinely pointed that he could just put those stuff in and throw some other stuff outside instead). At the moment it just seemed really funny :P.
    The issue was solved quickly as he got a message that someone had compromised in his stead. So it all ended well temporarily :D (The group for the party was a strange one, Adam, Rishabh, Marco, Raphael, The indian from Tirupati, Dan and Ondrej (whose gf was to arrive today and HE LOOKED LIKE A SUPER FUCKING STARRRR!!!!!!!!! His blue suit just caught the eye :D.)
    I can't believe that Raphael and Marco were able to successfully hitchhike all the way to Tasmac. It felt strange that someone unexpected had all the adrenaline to do all this :D. The Tasmac was as always like Tasmac :D (lots of Indian people staring at foreigners :p, too crowded a place with a unique smell of its kind).

    The discussion the particular day was about a dilemma :
    If dropped from the top of the Burj-khalifa, would a banana hurt a person more or a coin thrown with the purpose of of damaging a person ?
    Well different logics were presented to justify both sides of the argument.
    For the coin logic :
    1) The shape of the coin would have more pressure exerted just as soon as the collision takes place.
    2) The shape of the coin would also imply a less air resistance therefore more velocity attained.
    3) Coins do hurt (seen in soccer games)
    For the banana logic :
    1) The banana is way heavier, which will directly affect the velocity to be way more.
    2) It's more mass will also increase the impact because it's proportional to transfer of momentum.
    I'm not sure what's the correct but I guess coins hurt more :D.

    The bottle flip was successfully achieved by Lorenzo :D.
    Here we sit writing you (my diary cum blog) while others are amazed with how out dancing thirst is satisfied so early whilst the atmosphere being so electric :D. (I guess it's just the hormone pumping substance that gets you all charged up to exhibit some of the primal instincts)
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