A Year in Review : 2012

Yes, I know this is a little bit too late for posting a 2012-review. But I don’t care. Better late than never, isn’t it?

Well, 2012 has been a great eventful year for me. I traveled a lot (compared to 2011 when I went to Bali and Pattaya), I ate a lot, cooked a lot, rest a lot, study a little and unfortunately, I understand the lesson even less. The weird thing is, I’m completely okay with that.

I started the year off with a few travel resolutions, involving food and fitness (which turned out that I only did the exercise twice), and some others like ‘getting a summer internship’. Well this one worked.

I traveled around Bandung, the city I’ve been living in this past 3 years and found so many fancy cafes which I will definitely come back for more.

(Note : you can click each images because it links to the related article)

Hummingbird Eatery


Tiramisu Cake

Meat Lover SpaghettiHot Cappuccino

I went to Jakarta once a month since I have to go to the dentist, and Bogor in the early of 2012.

Kopi Tarik and Teh Tarik

Rainbow Cake Ninotchka


I had my summer internship in June and got a chance to visit Kaskus office. I got a part time job, as a programmer. I run 2 online shops. It ain’t easy at the first time. But I believe our hardest time is about to end soon. Hopefully.

I went to The Old Town of Jakarta and saw so many old buildings which adopts neo-gothic style from Europe. And I went to Museum of Bank Indonesia and saw a bunch of gold there. I also went to Monas, the National Monument of Indonesia for the second time.

I had a weekend hideaway in Puncak, Indonesia with my family. Uh, how I miss ’em so much.

Cappuccino at Puncak Pass Restaurant

Meanwhile in August, me and my family, I can say, went and stayed in Lembang, Indonesia for some days. I personally love the atmosphere there. It’s cold and quite and I also got my first horse-riding experience! How exciting!

De Ranch View

Then we went to China for the very first time. I climbed the Great Wall of China. I tasted how awful the food was (for me, it is awful), and I had a very hard time of communicating there. But that was travelling is about. Diversity. If you are afraid of the culture, you better stay home.

Great Wall of China

Sunlight Rock

Jingshan Park View


And at the end of the year, when people are making joke about dooms day (which I hate so much because that’s not even something you should make fun about), my sisters and I had our best days ever. We finally reunited again. FYI, I had two sisters. The older one lived in Jakarta and the other one in Jambi, my hometown. We traveled around Bandung and ate a lot that we got frustrated as we gain some weight.

But the most important thing of all, I learned a lot in 2012. And I finally made this travel blog! Many many thanks for following my journey and my not-so-important stories. I really appreciate that.

I wish 2013 will be even better!


Sharon Loh

6 Komentar

  1. Halida A berkata:

    Hi! you’ve got a nice memory of 2012 there 🙂
    i’m also planning to do more travel this year, so I hope at the end of 2013 i’ll be able to write a similar post.
    any favorite place in Bandung? I spent my high school years there but I wasn’t the type who liked to hang out a lot hehe. would love to go to Bandung regularly this year to see what it has to offer other than FOs, malls & cafes, though

    1. Sharon Loh berkata:

      Hi Halida! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Wow that’s good for you. Travel more & you’ll learn more. Good luck with your travel plan. Can’t wait to read your post next year 😀
      Yes, FOs are boring, right? I’ll recommend you to visit Kawah Putih, Situ Patengang, or the museums, De Ranch (https://sharontravelogue.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/de-ranch-lembang-indonesia/), Carmel (also in Lembang). And I love the cafes on the hill!

  2. Sounds like you’ve had a great year!! Congratulations on getting your summer internship! All your photos of Indonesia and China and Thailand are beautiful – I have never been to Asia unfortunately, but I can’t wait until I am able to!

    1. Sharon Loh berkata:

      Heyy Anne. (Is that how I supposed to call you? 🙂 ) Thank youuuu. And congrats for getting an exchange program last summer! Well, I’ve never been out of Asia, unfortunately. I wish I could go to europe or the US or africa! Haha. Yeah I can’t wait too! Anyway, nice knowing your blog. Can’t wait for your 2nd Monday Moment 😀

      1. Yes, my name is Anne, and a huge thanks to you too! 🙂 You have a great blog too! Haha so we are opposite then – you’ve never been out of Asia, and I have only been out of the US once! Maybe someday I can get to Asia and you can travel to the US!

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