Day 1 we arrived in Phuket we took tour island. First destination I visited Maya Bay. I’m so amazed with the beach and the hills that surrounded the beach. unfortunately when I visited maya bay we were greeted by rain so we did not get to enjoy the sunbath and Maya bay crowded with tourists. we were in maya bay around 45 minutes. so we just took photos there.
this picture was taken in front of immigration gate Terminal 3 Soekarno Hatta International Airport.
Yup, me and my travel partner Maharani went to Phuket, Thailand :)
Well, as I said on my previous posting I will update about my trip in Singapore and Thailand in 2012 and of course with my travel partner Maharani :)
on my first picture, it was took on Orchard Road Singapore. The first our destination once we arrived in Singapore on February 14 2012, yeah we celebrated valentine there. we know that Orchard Road is a shopping paradise for Indonesian and of course for us :) we had dinner in Food Republic on iON Orchard, then we bought some stuffs in Cotton On, Rubi, Forever 21 and many more :) it finished around 9 or 10 pm then we headed to Rani’s brother Apartment in Jurong West by MRT and bus.
Day 2 in Singapore, our first destination actually to Ikea in Alexandra then second destination to Bugis Market. Those picture number 2 took in front of gate of Bugis Street. we can found on Bugis ? well Bugis divided to two places. First, it call with Bugis Junction it is a mall, so you can found so many brand such as topman, giordano, etc. And in Bugis Street we can found so many stuffs. price ? if you good at bargaining you can ask cheaper than the shop keeper offered and take it home, Bugis Street offers cheaper price than Bugis Junction :D
Day 3 finally we meet our friends and we traveled together :) our first destination is Bugis (again) in Bugis my friends bought many stuffs such as bag, t-shirt, and many more. after went from Bugis, we headed to land mark of Singapore, yeah we headed to Merlion Park to took pictures there. We took pictures in various background. Esplanade, Marina Bay Sands, Merlion Statue and Singapore River are our photos background :)
Day 4 woohoo !!! our big group went to Universal Studio Singapore in Sentosa Island. we had a lot fun there, we played twin roller coster, we wet in Jurassic Park and we don’t missed to took photos with characters there like Cleopatra, Flin, and Betty Boop :)
Day 5 the last day me and Maharani in Singapore. our flight to Jakarta was 4pm, so me and maharani still have time to buy some souvenir. we went to Mustafa Centre in Little India area. I bought chocolate for souvenir to my nephew and niece :)
Yeah I’m finally Bachelor Hons of Art \m/
By the end of this year, I would share some of unforgettable moments in my Life.
This picture was taken when I had my graduation in The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom on December 5 2012. I was very fortunate to be through thesis as a requirement of graduation.
And finally now I’m a Sarjana Ilmu Komunikasi as known as Bachelor Hons of Art :)
well, the girl next to me is my travel partner. I will post pictures with her when I was in Singapore and Thailand this year :)
I went to the mall, and a little girl called me a terrorist.
My name is Ela. I am seventeen years old. I am not Muslim, but my friend told me about her friend being discriminated against for wearing a hijab. So I decided to see the discrimination firsthand to get a better understanding of what Muslim women go through.
My friend and I pinned scarves around our heads, and then we went to the mall. Normally, vendors try to get us to buy things and ask us to sample a snack. Clerks usually ask us if we need help, tell us about sales, and smile at us. Not today. People, including vendors, clerks, and other shoppers, wouldn’t look at us. They didn’t talk to us. They acted like we didn’t exist. They didn’t want to be caught staring at us, so they didn’t look at all.
And then, in one store, a girl (who looked about four years old) asked her mom if my friend and I were terrorists. She wasn’t trying to be mean or anything. I don’t even think she could have grasped the idea of prejudice. However, her mother’s response is one I can never forgive or forget. The mother hushed her child, glared at me, and then took her daughter by the hand and led her out of the store.
All that because I put a scarf on my head. Just like that, a mother taught her little girl that being Muslim was evil. It didn’t matter that I was a nice person. All that mattered was that I looked different. That little girl may grow up and teach her children the same thing.
This experiment gave me a huge wakeup call. It lasted for only a few hours, so I can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day. It reminded me of something that many people know but rarely remember: the women in hijabs are people, just like all those women out there who aren’t Muslim.
People of Tumblr, please help me spread this message. Treat Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Taoists, etc., exactly the way you want to be treated, regardless of what they’re wearing or not wearing, no exceptions. Reblog this. Tell your friends. I don’t know that the world will ever totally wipe out prejudice, but we can try, one blog at a time.