SEPANJANG JALAN KENANGAN [5], TAHUN 2015

ALONG THE NOSTALGIC ROAD [5]
[ AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2015 ]

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”Life is a journey, not a destination.”
[ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]

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Some memorable, peaceful moments in between crowded schedule
and hectic atmosphere of field activities, far away from campus.
Alone but not lonely, nothing extraordinary to aspire yet intimately fulfilling.

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Chuubu Centrair International Airport, Nagoya, Japan
Sunday morning, August 9, 2015

Leaving Nagoya for Jakarta via Singapore, escorted by Nanzan University banners at Nagoya Airport (Photo Henri Daros)

Leaving Nagoya for Jakarta via Singapore, escorted by Nanzan University banners at the airport (Photo Henri Daros)

Unexpectedly greeted by a former Nanzan student of Asian Studies Department, Indonesian Program , now working as a ground staff at the airport (Photo Henri Daros)

Unexpectedly greeted in Indonesian by a female airport personnel,  who is apparently a former Nanzan student of Asian Studies Department, Indonesian Program , yes my student, now working as a ground staff at the busy airport (Photo Henri Daros)

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Changi International Airport, Singapore
Sunday afternoon & evening, August 9, 2015

Greeted by colorful carpet entering the waiting room on Singapore's 50th National Celebration Day of Independence (Photo Henri Daros)

Greeted by colorful carpet entering the waiting room on the very day of Singapore’s 50th National Celebration of Independence (Photo Henri Daros)

Waiting for SQ966 evening flight to Jakarta (Photo Henri Daros)

Waiting for SQ966 evening flight to Jakarta (Photo Henri Daros)

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Jakarta, Indonesia, finally …

The glittering view of Jakarta, by night, seen from the meeting hall (Photo Henri Daros)

The glittering view of Jakarta, by night, seen from the meeting room (Photo Henri Daros)

Crowded traffic of Jakarta, by night, seen from lodging room next to the meeting room (Photo Henri Daros)

Crowded traffic of Jakarta, by night, seen from lodging room next to the meeting room (Photo Henri Daros)

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Back to Ende …

The town of Ende, Flores Island, the Birthplace of ‘Pancasila’,
the Philosophical Base of the Republic of Indonesia.
A Pilgrimage on the 70th Anniversary of Indonesian Independence
to the historic place where young Sukarno lived, 1934 – 1938,
cultivating the idea of ‘Pancasila’ from the very soil of Nusantara.

Sukarno, spending moments of daily reflection, facing south ... (Photo Henri Daros)

Sukarno, spending moments of daily reflection, facing south … (Photo Henri Daros)

Sukarno, it was under this tree ... (Photo Henri Daros)

Sukarno, it was under this tree … (Photo Henri Daros)

Sukarno, from the Island of Flowers for Nusantara Archipelago ... From Ende for Indonesia (Photo Henri Daros)

Sukarno, from the Island of Flowers for Nusantara Archipelago … From Ende for Indonesia (Photo Henri Daros)

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Bali, the Refreshing Smile, As Always

The peaceful sea view ... (Photo Henri Daros)

On arrival, facing a peaceful sea view … (Photo Henri Daros)

Greeted by a very special friend ... (Photo Henri Daros)

Greeted by a very special friend … (Photo Henri Daros)

A faithful friend indeed ... (Photo Henri Daros)

A friendly friend indeed … (Photo Henri Daros)

And of course, a faithful friend, until departure day ... (Photo Henri Daros)

And of course, a faithful friend, until the day of the departure … (Photo Henri Daros)

Then, leaving this embracing view behind ... (Photo Henri Daros)

Then, leaving this embracing view behind … (Photo Henri Daros)

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Jogjakarta, just a very short stop this time …

Jogja, getting more crowded, then where is 'Sepasang Mata Bola' ... ? (Photo Henri Daros)

Jogja, getting more crowded. Where is ‘Sepasang Mata Bola’ then … ? (Photo Henri Daros)

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Back to Jakarta …

Jakarta, afternoon view, seen from the same meeting room ... (Photo Henri Daros)

Jakarta, afternoon view, taken from the same meeting room … (Photo Henri Daros)

Sunset in Jakarta, the day before leaving ... (Photo Henri Daros)

Sunset in Jakarta, the day before leaving … (Photo Henri Daros)

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Nagoya, Japan, I’m home again …  ‘tadaima’!
Sunday morning, September 6, 2015

Nagoya after rainy days, but it's still summer time ... (Photo Henri Daros)

Nagoya after rainy days, but it’s still summer time … (Photo Henri Daros)

Facing west from campus hill ... Indonesia is already far away. (Photo Henri Daros)

Facing west from campus hill … Indonesia is already far away. (Photo Henri Daros)

Green Area, Nagoya Campus of Nanzan University ... when Summer ends and Autumn comes (Photo Henri Daros)

Green Area, Nagoya Campus of Nanzan University … when Summer ends and Autumn comes (Photo Henri Daros)

The familiar surrounding ... back to work again (Photo Henri Daros)

The familiar surrounding … back to work again (Photo Henri Daros)

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”To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time,
but we must keep on stepping.”
[ Chinese Proverb ]

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Henri Daros

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