Pecha Kucha Night Jakarta Vol. 22:

*pardon for so-so english but I think it’s more efficient to write in this language hehehehehe* 

Truth or dare? (TRUTH!!). OK, honestly I’m not following the Pecha Kucha Night Series. Since this is the first time I come to this events my impression described in one word: INSPIRING.
"PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in 2013. PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps –– just about anything, really –– in the PechaKucha 20x20 format. Good PechaKucha presentations are the ones that uncover the unexpected –– unexpected talent, unexpected ideas. Some PechaKuchas tell great stories about a project or a trip. Some are incredibly personal, some are incredibly funny, but all are very different, and they turn each PechaKucha Night into ‘a box of chocolates’."
–– Pecha Kucha 
Last night, Pecha Kucha Jakarta held this Volume 22 at Es Teler 77, Adityawarman Street, South Jakarta, with a theme: Globetrotter.

I came here to support Wanderlust Indonesia, meet Dini as much as I can before she go abroad to pursue her master degree.

Since I met Dini, traveling and adventuring with her and knowing she establish community-based tourism called Waderlust Indonesia, my heart just melt and decided to support her endlessly as much as I could to contribute their events. Yes I am one of big fan haha!

Beside Dini, there are nine other speakers who also have many inspiring stories, including Giri Prasetyo and Kartu Pos (big fan of Giri’s video! guess what? I spontaneously––what a buzzer––promoted his instagram to my other wanderer friends lol!! yes Mas Giri you gained more followers that night hahahaha!)

Here’s the recap:

“Live Is A Concert” by Arian Arifin
Well-known as vocalist band of Seringai, alumni of Art Faculty ITB, Bandung, deeply in love with music especially metal genre –– I can feel the metal heat when he shares his journey! One of his memorable concert is Sting in the 1990’s. Becoming a journalist in Trax and Playboy Magazine is a life bonus for him; work and able to go to many concert around the world.
“Roadtrip With Motorcycle” by Rijal Fahmi Mohamadi
Fahmi is a travel blogger and travel enthusiast. He loves to have adventure without planning and using his motorbike exploring, hunting local culture and festival. His biggest dream is to become an Ambassador of Indonesian Tourism. 
 “Nepal; Between Earth and Mountains” by Nuri Arunbiarti
She is a live concert photographer from Gigsplay. In 2014, she decided to take off from her job and traveling abroad. Her inspiring journey is when she went to Nepal as a volunteer for child care. She went paragliding the day after Nepal’s earthquake. She said, “If you have enough money, love to travel and see the world, volunteering abroad is definitely a must”. *Goosebumps!*
“Family Traveling” by Tesya Sophianti and Rene Jayaprana
(I pay attention to detail because one day I’m gonna be like this; traveling with kids, aamiin!!!!) This husband and wife have two sons and love to travel. They admitted that “Traveling with family is rempong (hectic)” and “Traveling with family is expensive”. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do it we can make timetable when we must feed the children, take them to bath, sleep etc. It’s also not always expensive if we aware the value of traveling and arranged smart budget by saving budget strictly, hunting early bird ticket or redeem mileage, hunting promo accommodation, and prepare everyhing (e.g visa) using time management. *SALUTE!*
“Make A Change Through Traveling” by Dini Harjarrahmah (Wanderlust Indonesia)
She’s 25 years old with dozen accomplishment. This Alumni of Canada World Youth, formerly worked in HR Employer Branding & Recruitment in Danone and create “Danone Social Young Entrepreneur” and re-activing DanCommunity as unique employer website. Her passion in traveling brought her to explore 13 countries and active as host in Couchsurfing have big impact in her life. With her friends, she finally establish a community-based tourism called Wanderlust Indonesia in 2013 consist of: weekly wanderer (seeing Jakarta in a different way), volunTOURising, and Wander Talk every three months. *Always goosebumps when she tells the story about Florest especially Wae Rebo, yes we were ‘crazy’ back then just the two of us lol* 
“ ‘Free’ Around the World Trip” by Zulfikar Fahd
A marketing consultant who find a time to travel abroad from Cambodia, Taiwan, Egypt, UEA until Poland. The unique thing is he RARELY stay in hotel; he prefers to stay at local house, expat *OMG LOL*. He love to do that because for him traveling is about sharing. He shares his experience so does the people he meet. He loves to know the insight of every country and city he visited. He also do hitchhike! One thing that he said about his experience is make sure you show them that you're  not psycho or freaky person when you ask to stay, hitchhike and everything. It’s also a must for us to say no if we think we’re not hundred percent sure about some things especially when hitchhike. Beside common hitchhiking he also like to use this website for more safe ride sharing.
“WHV (Work Holiday Visa) Experience” by Linda Resty Bungasalu
Grow in tourism area, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi, make her always curious and amazed about foreign tourist and start to dream to stay in their countries. Her dream came true when registered to work holiday visa to Australia for a year leaving her current job as an architecture. Now, she continue her journey traveling to other countries and write articles in national magazine. 
 “From Passion to Business” by Kenny Santana (Kartu Pos)
Left his job, pursued his dream in traveling world for seven years to make his dream come true. Inspired from his twitter’s travel account, @KartuPos now it’s getting bigger become a social media platform include instgaram and website. Through this accounts he shares not only his traveling journey but also tips and trick for traveller out there. He also open tour package as long as it affordable. He finds his network growing and have a flexible time to enjoy his life, Kenny now is living his dream through KartuPos! *Saluteeee!*
“Traveling Within” by Astrid Reza
One of a kind! She is a nomad, a writer and a mother. She had experience for about 15 years in non profit orgaziation, literature-culture-art and advocation about several issues in Indonesia. She also one of the initiation of Permablitz Yogya, a social movement focusing in awareness of healthy food and food security in Indonesia. Traveled to South Asia (India, Nepal, Tibet) in 2012, start her spiritual journey to Jawa – Bali when she was 20’s until she landed in Himalaya. *speechless!*
Traveling Through Video” by Giri Prasetyo
Last but not least it’s very excited, since I love motion picture too, Giri Prasetyo presentation for me is very enjoyable. Born in Gresik, get used to be nomadic since he was kid. This life experience make he loves photography. He interest to learn more about visual art. From hobby to profession. His passion in videgraphy brought him travel around the world. He also shares tips and trick to make a good video woo-hoo!! His motto inspired by Alfred Hitchock “In feature films, the director is God. In documentary films, God is the director”. Yes indeed!
After 10 speakers done presenting their presentation, now it’s media turn to interview them in person. That night many guest came to watch their presentation, even the foreigners! It was so full of positive vibrant!

I’m so happy I attended this event it’s very inspiring!!!!! Hope it’s inspiring you too!

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