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Meet up with one of #MenghirupDunia author



Hi..hi...
Just got back from our trip to Medan-Toba this weekend, so yes I've been a hit and run blogger for the past few weeks months. Got a lot of things going on, haven't been able to write much also about February Imlek trip to BaliApril trip to Japan, May trip to Aceh- Weh island (btw it's going to be featured in 20 pages articles in one of new travel magazine, I will brag blog about it later, or consider this post as a my humble brag, hahahaha...).

So as I am not a frequent visitor to Medan (my last trip was in 2006 for a business/event matter) and a virgin traveler to Toba Lake, I contacted the ever famous Ms Noni Khairani - a well known blogger who lives in Medan and has a lot of travel tips about Medan and Toba on her blog. I was nagging her through WhatsApp, asking amateur questions ...hahaha, sorry mbaak!, which she nicely replied and even recommended some places to stay, go and eat.


Mbak Noni along with other well-known travel bloggers : Mbak Fabiola Lawalata, Taufan Gio, Mindy Jordan, Fahmi Anhar, and Agata Filiana had published their first anthology book called; #MenghirupDunia
I have bought the book and been reading it religiously along with Sophie Kinsella's newest Shopaholic series during my weekend trip to Medan-Toba.

To be honest, although yours truly love to travel, I am not a collector of travel books or guide, most of my collection in related to travel would be anthology books, or some books which written by my friends, I have only 2 Lonely Planet books; INDONESIA which I won from a competition at my former office, and JAPAN - which I got as a birthday gift from my friends, I also have 2 Eyewitness Travel books; EUROPE and BRAZIL which both were also birthday gifts from my friends. I prefer to read the Eyewitness ones, as they have a lot of lovely colorful pictures, I am a visual spatial person, so I got attracted to something visually (yes, that is why I LOVE SHIRTLESS CHANNING TATUM)

On the contrary to my fondness in traveling economically, actually I avoid to buy or read the "HOW TO Travel in Rp XXX" book or anything resembled to How to travel guide books (unless it's written by my friend - I am that picky). I enjoy the process of googling and found the information through online myself so I could keep note on my iPad and read them while travel, it's more practical for me. Most of the time it's because I get easily distracted when reading, that is why I prefer book reading as a relaxing moment not for the purpose of learning stuff (and one might wonder how did I finished school or Uni back then, it was a God's secret indeed that I graduated till Master degree with flying colors...hahaha).


Good thing about reading #MenghirupDunia as it's an anthology book, where each story is not related to each other and written by different author. I need not to read from page one through the end in consecutive order, I could do random reading one story then moved to other story without feeling left out. My favorite (so far, as I have not yet finished the book) are ones about Danau Toba written by mbak Noni and story about Mbak Febby's trip to attend her dad's funeral, because both are so relevant to me (as I was recently from Toba and I did know how it felt not to meet my dying dad until he passed away).

BED - best place to enjoy this book...hahaha
By the end of our leg from this trip, we were staying at one of the most prestigious hotel in Medan (which obviously I was not paying this myself...hahahaa, cheapo girl spotted) and got a chance to meet mbak Noni in person!. She's very pretty just like her pictures on her blog, and very nice.
We chatted a bit in the hotel lobby, did not have enough time as we would like to explore Medan and she had to get back to her work. However in that short timed meet up, I manage to get her autograph for my own copy of #MenghirupDunia ...yey!...thank you mbak!..it was lovely to meet you..

Ok, 1 down, 5 more autographs to go then..
:)

26 comments:

  1. Seru ya kopdar an ama Noni ya...

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    1. iyaaa...sayang cuma sebentaran bangetttt...pdhl masi pengen gocip2..hihihi

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  2. Darling.... muahkasih banyak yaaaa. Ketcup basah deh, jadi nyesel banget kita gak sempet lunch bareng ya waktu itu. Salahkan bos aku hahahha.
    Sekali lagi makasih buat reviewnya dan kopdarnya. Harusnya lebih lama supaya kita bisa gosip2 hehe.

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    1. Hihihi iya mbaaa...gpp akirnya eike lunch garuda- standar abisss..hahaha iya nih bosmu shrsnya ajak akuh jg #lho #siapagw

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  3. I think it is time to Mbak Vary to start considering writing her own travel book

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    1. Thank u cipu...kyknya kalo nulis sendiri kuatir ga ada yg beli bukunya terus gw stiap hari rabid keliling gramed sejkt ngecek stok buku..trus gw paksa2 semua sanak sodara beli..ampe akhirnya gw stres sendiri...hihihi

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  4. Kak nokik ... aku mau kopdaran juga di JW marriot medan, boleh yaaa ??? sambil nginep + makan2. Gimana ???? #ngarep

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  5. Thanks a bunch kaka sapi jalan2. Happy reading #MenghirupDunia :)

    Situ malah udah ketemu mbak noni, lha sini... belum pernah hahaha, gagal mulu mau terbang ke medan

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    1. Iya kak fahmii..gimana ciy mosok blm ktmu kak nonik...hihi..tapi jgn2 udh ktmu mba febby di yurop deh ngakuuu...
      eh aku mah laah ktmu kak fahmi..mw minta ttd jugak...sama poto brg akuh pasti kamu mau kan? #eh #pedesejuta

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  6. Ke Toba sendirian Mbak?
    Wah... Mbak Noni cantiik..
    <3

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    1. hi Chichi...aku kesana sama pak Suami kok, yg motretin dia hehehe..
      Iya mbak Noni cancik bingit..minder akoh..

      thank you ya udah mampir di blog kita..jgn lupa langganan emailnyaaa :)

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  7. Daily blognya Mbak Noni khas banget :)

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    1. iyak becul, aku pun mengagumi betapa konsistennya dia tiap hari nulis blognya..

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  8. Waaah aku mau donk di tandatangani bukunya sama Kak Noni :))

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  9. Variii kenapa aku ga bisa2 komen di blog mu yaaa

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  10. Variii seneng bgt bisa ketemu noniii waahh dia di jw marriot hotel ya? Tdnya mau nginep situ tp mahaall hehehe #curhat

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    1. Iyaa..akupun klo disuruh byr sendiri maaah ogeenggg...hihihi

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  11. mba noni emg ramaaahhh...akupun wkt itu DM dia nanya2 soal resto recommend di medan, dan mba noni lgs komplit nulisnya... pdhl aku jg org medan, tp ga gitu tau daerah sana :D... ohh jd mba noni kerja di marriot?

    Akupun ga suka baca buku yg kyk kliling kota X dalam 12 hari 1 jt rp... dr judulnya aja udh males -__-... udh pasti banyak ngencengin ikat pinggang, puasa mata, nahan napsu belanja dan rela tidur di manapun :D.. liburan mw ngilangin stress kalo gt mah nambah stress aku ;p

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    1. Iyaaakkk beculll...irit bolehh ya liburan tapi kalo manjain diri jgn pelit jugaaa..akuh sama prinsip travelnya deh sama kmu

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  12. cantik dua-duanyaaah, penampakan baru stunning Var!! Mba Noni juga cantik

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