About

Thanks for dropping by.

resizedMy name is Chrysant. I was born and raised in Manado, a nice little city located in north of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Although I love that city and have always lived there until I finished college, this blog is about my stories of living away from it – away from my nest, away from my hometown.

It started in 2005 when I was about to start one of the biggest adventures in my life: study in Holland. I got a scholarship from Nesso to study at ISS Den Haag for 16 months. Of course there were ups and downs, but Den Haag easily became my second home. I met my husband there, and together after we both graduated and moved back to Indonesia temporarily, we relocated to Albany New York and made it our home for 4 years. Now, we have returned to Indonesia and I am making Bali as my new home.

A friend of mine said that the problem about moving around a lot is that there are always going to be some places, some friends, some things that we’ll miss. I guess this is what this blog is all about; a blog of nice memories I gathered along the way; about new friendships, favorite places, interesting food, or even the beauty of things that we normally label as ‘routines’.

Maya Angelou said, you can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it’s all right.

It’s all right.

7 thoughts on “About

  1. A very nice blog , first I do really love flowers, indeed lily but the calla lily,
    i also like your layout and the way words written here. Its alive🙂

    *i wonder if i will meet my significant other too there (somehow, many people separately said that I’ll find someone there in NL. Sounds silly and impossible, but still.. Let’s see what Lord has prepared for me)

    Keep on writing. I’d love to read it!🙂

    • Thanks, Viona. Writing about Holland makes me happy. Reading your stories is also entertaining, since it brings back good memories about my adventure to Holland 5 years ago. I was 22 back then, and I turned 23 during my first week in Holland (yes, I met my other half pretty quick, huh?). As for you… who knows? Hope your trip to Holland will bring a lot of good surprises! Enjoy it!🙂

  2. I love your blog! It’s very interesting to read what you’ve experienced in the Netherlands, since I also live there. On top that, you have a really nice way of writing things.😉 Can you tell me what you think were the strangest things in the Netherlands? Things you didn’t expect or things that are very different from your own country.

    • Awww… Thanks for your nice comment, I appreciate that you take time reading my posts, commenting and following my blog! I also enjoy your blog and I think anyone who enjoy photography should check it out (www.yourparadise.wordpress.com).

      For me, the most fascinating thing about Holland is how its people jumped to the freezing Scheveningen water on the New Year’s day, with their shorts and bikinis!! That’s just something that a tropical woman like me could never participate in🙂

  3. Hi! I stumble on your blog when I am searching for kaasstengels recipes. Thank you very much. I have been looking this recipes (the one which is pretty much resembles my granny’s) everywhere. Once more, thank you.

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