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Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

Serenity (noun): The state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled. If you live in a big city, daily routines may bring you to a boredom. Once in a while, you have to get our from the routines, and getaway. And these getaway, usually seek for serenity.

Actually, being calm and peaceful is also different to each person. Some people loves to travel into another bustling city, some people just wanna stop and enjoy the calmness of the nature.

When I travel to Kyoto, I often see japanese rock gardens around. We usually know these gardens as “zen garden”. The garden is so peaceful and you can feel the time will pass so slow. Try to sit near one of the gardens, and feel the moment.

Zen Garden at Eikando Zenrin-ji
Zen Garden at Eikando Zenrin-ji. March 2014

The Japanese rock garden (karesansui) or “dry landscape” garden, often called a zen garden, creates a miniature stylized landscape through carefully composed arrangements of rocks, water features, moss, pruned trees and bushes, and uses gravel or sand that is raked to represent ripples in water.

They were intended to imitate the intimate essence of nature, not its actual appearance, and to serve an aid to meditation about the true meaning of life.

Visiting a zen garden, always made me feel at peace.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Serenity.”

busy day

Hari ini dari pagi sibuk ngurusin update website yang selalu tertunda, masukin review-review anime yang sebenarnya dah ada tapi lom diketik masuk aja ;p Trus jam 13.30 janjian ama anak-anak sekelas di Shorai, main ke Konsulat Jendral Jepang. Ngapain? Hehehe bukan mau ngurus visa, tapi mau jalan-jalan aja liat-liat librarynya ;p~ Yang akhirnya terkumpul cuma Edwin-kun, Maryn-chan, Riri-chan, n Yuki-chan. Yang lain (Nurul-chan, Ulfa-san n Shinta-san) ga bisa datang dengan tanpa alasan :( Hehehe seru juga di dalam, kita ngobrak-ngabrik librarynya, nonton anime (Cardcaptor Sakura), dengerin musik (OST-nya Cardcaptor Sakura n Utada Hikaru), baca-baca buku (ada buku yang all about sushi lhoo.. woo ;p~ ngiler abis deh liat-liat sushi…). Pas pulangnya kita ngumpulin brosur-brosur, sempat fotokopi kliping artikel mengenai manga n anime jepang, n bawa pulang maksimal 2 buah majalah di dalam situ, hehehe n semuanya itu gratis :)) Gile deh, hihihi… Abis itu gue balik ke rumah. Jam 19.00 pergi lagi ke KFC yang di jalan A. Yani soale ada bazaar-nya anak-anak KMKT (ga enak kalo ga pergi soale dah janji ;p).. ngumpul-ngumpul deh ama Uwie (n partner ;p), Inyo, Jerry, n Max ;)