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Wonderful Wednesday with My Purple World, Oh My Heartsie Girls and Friends

Ramadhan is here! 

And we are so blessed to be able to meet this holy month again. My family and I went back to Lampung again for some errands as well as paying homage to our big family. It becomes sort of a tradition in many part of Indonesia that before Ramadhan starts, we visit our family as well as the graves of those members of family who have passed away. Ziarah or visiting the graves of our relatives is often done days before we start fasting and later on the D-Day or the Eid-il Fitr or Lebaran.

Sunset at Sari Ringgung Beach
Back to Lampung before Ramadhan

We visited around 10 relatives' graves, starting from my father, our grandparents as well as uncles and aunties and other extended families. They buried in different cemeteries so we went to around 4 different places.

Visiting my late grandma, who passed away in 2018 when we were in NYC

It was such solemn moments when, after all those years being away from home, we no longer meet our grandparents or extended families but on their graves. I lost my grandma and my uncle in 2018, when my hubby lost his dad in the beginning of 2018 as well. 

I also visited my dearest Papa's grave.
I miss him so much and Ramadhan always reminds me of him.
All those great memories come pouring in and I can't help but smile and wish he enjoyed Allah's heaven. He is always in my prayers.

Again, the best thing we can do at this point now is to send prayers to them and hope that they have wonderful after-life in heaven.

Nenek or my grandma's grave..
Meanwhile, on a lighter note, we went back to the snorkeling spot in Lampung on the last days before Ramadhan. We obviously had tons of fun! Never get enough of Sari Ringgung Beach and its snorkeling spots.

At Mahitam Island..

This time we ventured to Mahitam Island as well, slightly different from the previous islands, Tegal Mas and Tegal Perak. We snorkeled in two different spots and this time we saw many jelly fish. Well, apparently it's the season and we really had to be careful not to touch this graceful yet dangerous creature. Stay away from its tentacles.

My hubby and my daughter enjoying the crystal clear water
We bid farewell to the beack around dusk, beautiful orange-and-purple sky really melt our heart. Sunset on the beach will always be heartwarming. 

As we are ready to enter the holy month with a pure heart, the masterpiece of our Creator, -the sunset - is a vivid reminder of His great creation. May we all have a wonderful and blessed month, filled with joy, peace, and tranquilty.

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And after the first sholat tarawih, the additional sholat done only in Ramadhan, in the mosque near our house in Lampung, we headed back to Jakarta as office starts at usual in the following Monday.

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WW: Dunia Fantasi, Jakarta, Indonesia

Dunia Fantasi time!
Fantasy World, or Dunia Fantasi  is one of of the legendary theme parks in Indonesia.
Why legendary? because it's the first of its kind that we have in my beloved country.
Well, we don't have the world-chain theme parks here like Disney, Universal, Legoland or similar things but we love our Dufan.

It was open back in 1985 and continue to be improved and developed up until now.
It has new, improved rides and entertainment centers.

Let's have fun together!

And after all those years, I was coming back here with my brothers and our kids.
Our mini family reunion!
I was super happy to spend such a memorable time with my family.
Here are a few snaps from our trip, before sharing more details about the trip itself.

Dufan Mysterious Island
The three of us..My brothers, Ari and Ajay, and I

Istana it's a small world after all :)

Untang Anting Duni Fantasi
Join us up here :)

lining up for Istana Boneka :)

See you inside :)

cute penguin inside of Istana Boneka :)

Halilintar...just like a giant drop to me :)

Our happy entourage :)

the flying carousel ..

one purple corner..

So, how do you like Dufan?
Wanna join me here?
What a lovely day we spent at Dunia Fantasi!

Happy to be back here again.. soon.

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