Special for “KcN”

Walau tergolong baru buat hubungan kita tapi aku bersyukur karna aku menemukan tujuan hidupku, kamu bukan sebatas pacar tapi lebih dari itu…memang hubungan kita selalu di warnai dengan suka, duka, senyum dan tangis, tapi taukah kamu aku begitu bahagia karena mu ???  selama ini aku berjalan terus menghadapi setiap liku” dalam hidupku.. jatuh bangun sudah menjadi hal yang biasa saja buat aku, sampai” aku berfikir bahwa tak ada cinta sejati buat aku,.. Tapi setelah aku bertemu kamu, sejak saat itu aku percaya kamu adalah cinta sejatiku, entah bagamana cara’nya. sayang memiliki kamu adalah sebuah anugrah terindah dalam hidupku, walau seringkali kamu menyakiti hati ini tapi rasa cintaku padamu tidak pernah berkurang sedikitpun,entah mengapa……..

Waktu berjalan begitu lambat ketika aku merindukanmu, aku selalu berpikir apakah cintamu padaku sebesar cintaku padamu ? apakah ketulusan hati ku sama dengan ketulusan hatimu ?  aku takut perasaan kita berbeda, karena buat aku kebahagiaan terbesar dalam hidup adalah “Rasa Pasti Bahwa Aku Di’cintai“.           hidupku berawal setelah aku mencintai kamu dan apa yang ku cintai kini akan ku cintai sampai akhir hidupku, karena cinta adalah semua yang dapat ku capai..setiap pagi saat bangun aku tersenyum, aku bahagia karena aku mencintai kamu.

Thank you so much darling….

KcN & FpS

 

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Percayalah…

Percayalah, jalinan cinta sejati jauh lebih berarti dari pada kata-kata yang tak pasti.

Percayalah, Kini kau berada di dekatku,Kita berada di dalam ruang yang sama tapi tahukah kamu ? aku memikirkanmu…

Sayang dulu aku hanya bisa memandang dari jauh, berharap kau tahu, bahwa aku menyukaimu tapi kini baru ku sadari semua yang ku pikirkan tak sama dengan yang kau pikirkan.

Sayang, jika boleh kuberitahu,

berjabat tangan denganmu dan tahu akan namamu,

sudah membuat  aku bahagia….

Haruskah kau tahu aku menyukaimu…

berharap dari jauh semoga kau tahu

tanpa harus melarangku untuk mencintaimu…

Kamu Adalah Tujuan Hidupku..

Mungkin sudah aku lewati malam penuh cahaya, mungkin juga sudah ku alami pagi dalam kegelapan,sudah ku lalui perjalanan seiring keheningan dan sudah ku rasakan tawa dengan tetesan air mata, menurut’ku aku sudah cukup dewasa untuk menjalani hidup ini, namun apakah hidup ini akan berarti apabila aku lalui tanpa arah tanpa tujuan ?

Sampai suatu hari dimana aku bertemu dengan mu ,ku sadari ada yang terlewat, ada satu yang belum ku miliki, yaitu CINTA….. dan rasa itu ku temukan di dalam diri’mu.. sekarang aku tau, akan ku raih dan harus ku dapat hati’mu,, karna tlah ku miliki tujuan hidupku, yaitu ..mencintai diri’mu selama’nya.

 

10 Hidden Places Most People Don’t Know About

Best hidden place in the U.S.: North Dakota. (Photo: Thinkstock/Photodisc)Best hidden place in the U.S.: North Dakota. (Photo: Thinkstock/Photodisc)

Need to get away from it all—including other tourists? Shake up your next vacation with a trip to one of these secret spots that most of the world doesn’t know about. We got the inside scoop on 10 hidden destinations from Joe Yogerst, one of the authors of National Geographic’s Secret Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Best Hidden Travel Gems ($40). His picks will give even the most seasoned traveler new ideas.

Best Hidden Destination Within The United States: North Dakota

“My newest ‘find’ is North Dakota, which I discovered last fall. Wide-open spaces, very few people, and lots of things to do, too, (like) Wild West towns and old Norwegian pioneer settlements, Roosevelt National Park and the northern Badlands, The Lewis and Clark Trail of forts and museums along the Missouri River. (Plus, there’s a) surprisingly sophisticated food and bar scene in Bismarck.”

Leptis Magna (Photo: Thinkstock/iStockphoto)Leptis Magna (Photo: Thinkstock/iStockphoto)

Best Hidden Destination for History Lovers: Leptis Magna

“One thing that didn’t come out during last year’s blanket press coverage of the Libya revolution was the fact that the North African nation has the absolute best Roman ruins anywhere, outside of Romeitself. The place is called Leptis Magna, on the coast 75 miles east of Tripoli. (You’ll find) stunning architecture that hardly anyone has visited in modern times.”

Tuamotu Islands (Photo: Thinkstock/Photodisc)

Best Hidden Destination for Snorkeling: Tuamotu Islands

“The Tuamotu Islands of French Polynesia, about an hour’s flight north of Papeete, are unspoiled, uncrowded, and unpolluted. You can snorkel with tropical fish or big things (sharks and manta rays) in the coral atolls with lagoons in the middle or ‘drift-snorkel’ through the lagoon passages on the turn of the tides.”

Galapagos Islands (Photo: Thinkstock/iStockphoto)Galapagos Islands (Photo: Thinkstock/iStockphoto)

Best Hidden Destination for Family Travel: Galapagos Islands 

“Not hidden per se, but it’s not the most obvious family vacation and it’s the one spot on the entire planet I would take my kids back again and again. Children love it, especially if you tour the islands by boat. In addition to getting up close and personal with millions of animals who show no fear of humans, kids can also dive into lots of different water sports like snorkeling, sea kayaking, Zodiac (boats), etc.”

The Pyrenees (Photo: Thinkstock/Hemera)The Pyrenees (Photo: Thinkstock/Hemera)

Best Hidden Destination for Mountain Lovers: The Pyrenees

“The Pyrenees in southern France and northern Spain (are) everything people crave about the Alps with a fraction of the people. Incredible high-country national parks in Gavarnie, Ordesa, and Aiguestortes; hearty regional cuisine; the running of the bulls in Pamplona—and even duty-free shopping in tiny Andorra.”

Sri Lanka (Photo: Thinkstock/iStockphoto)Sri Lanka (Photo: Thinkstock/iStockphoto)

Best Hidden Destination for Romance: Sri Lanka

“Sri Lanka’s southern coast, (especially on) either side of the old city of Galle, has everything you need for a romantic getaway—including chic boutique hotels, uncrowded beaches, wildlife sanctuaries (wild elephants and leopards), ancient temples, and great food.”

Mauritius (Photo: Getty Images)

Best Hidden Destination for Beaches: Mauritius

“It’s a long haul from North America or Europe, but Mauritius is well worth the 24-hour trip for the palm-fringed beaches alone. Great hotels, marvelous mixed-bag cuisine (Indian, Chinese, African, French) that reflects the island’s diverse cultural heritage, adventurous volcanic mountains, quirky history, and very nice people who enjoy having visitors come to their tiny speck of land in the middle of nowhere.”

Tokyo (Photo: Thinkstock/Hemera)Tokyo (Photo: Thinkstock/Hemera)

Best Hidden Destination for Culinary Travel: Tokyo

“A lot of people wouldn’t touch ‘street food’ in Asia, but in super-clean Japan you have nothing to worry about. Especially good are the early-morning eateries of Tsukiji Fish Market, where you can breakfast on fresh-off-the-boat sashimi and premium sake, and the ‘Yakatori Alley’ beneath the old brick railroad arches near the Ginza district.”

Wrangell-Kluane Wilderness (Photo: Thinkstock/Hemera)Wrangell-Kluane Wilderness (Photo: Thinkstock/Hemera)

Best Hidden Destination for Adventure Travel: Wrangell-Kluane Wilderness, Alaska and the Yukon

“This is the world’s largest single protected area (50 million square miles), and boasts the biggest concentration of super-high mountains and glaciers in North America. In addition to copious wildlife (bear, moose, caribou, mountain goats, whales, and timber wolves), the vast park offers all sorts of adventure possibilities—backcountry hiking, mountain climbing, whitewater rafting (on) huge inland rivers, or kayaking saltwater fjords. And best of all: adrenaline-pumping bush plane flights.”

Pantanal Wetlands (Photo: Thinkstock/Stockbyte)Pantanal Wetlands (Photo: Thinkstock/Stockbyte)

Best Hidden Destination for Wildlife: Pantanal Wetlands 

“Everyone thinks the Amazon is the place to go in South America for wildlife, but the vegetation is too thick and the habitat destruction (is) too widespread now. With vast grasslands, animals are much easier to see (and photograph) in the Pantanal wetlands of southern Brazil. It’s the best place on the planet to see jaguars in the wild.”

12 Hotels With Overwater Bungalows

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Sunrise views over the Pacific and sunsets over the lagoon and Mount Otemanu make this Polynesian village resort beyond beautiful. Surrounded by coconut palms, buildings have leaf-thatched roofs and walls made of volcanic stone with mother-of-pearl accents. Rooms include overwater bungalows, allowing guests to view schools of fish below or gaze above into the sky.

Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa (Courtesy Le Taha’a)

Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa, Tahaa
Taha’a, French Polynesia

Just 10 minutes away from Bora Bora by helicopter, this beach resort is designed in Polynesian style. Located on an offshore islet filled with vanilla plantations, guests stay in overwater bungalows or beach villas built with local bamboo; the former have wraparound decks, so guests can kayak to and from their rooms, while the villas have plunge pools and hammocks under the coconut trees. Meals can be delivered to guests on the beach, and activities include swimming with sharks.

Te Tiare Beach Resort (Courtesy Te Tiare Beach Resort)

Te Tiare Beach Resort, Huahine
Huahine, French Polynesia

This traditional Polynesian beach resort is located in a small private bay accessible only by boat. Thatched-roof guest bungalows have tiled floors accented by bright island-style fabrics and sit directly above the water.

Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort  & Spa
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Facing Mount Otemanu, beachfront rooms re-create Polynesian fares with open architecture, local tapa fabrics, and Marquesan carvings. In bathrooms, glass counters positioned over glass floors allow you to gaze at fish below while brushing your teeth.

Le Meridien Bora Bora (Courtesy le Meridien)

Le Meridien Bora Bora
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

“To this day, we smile when we think of the water and the views of nirvana on earth,” including those of Mount Otemanu, said one reader of this top-rated Condé Nast Traveler Gold List resort. Beach villas have direct access to the interior lagoon for snorkeling and swimming in the resort’s turtle sanctuary. Overwater bungalows have thatched roofs, louvered windows, and Polynesian accents.

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa (Courtesy of Hilton Bora Bora Nui)

Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

It was four decades ago that hotel developers in French Polynesia first hit on the revolutionary idea of placing their accommodations on concrete pylons in the lagoon. Over the years, these overwater bungalows have grown in size and sophistication. The 122-suite Bora Bora Nui represents the current state of the art. The interiors—each 1,000 to 1,500 square feet—are appropriately extravagant, with rare Indonesian hardwoods, hand-carved kahia wood, and three glass floor panels so that jet-lagged clients can unwind by watching colorful lagoon fish. A unique feature is the resort’s reception area, which is also on pylons like a giant overwater bungalow. A navette (motor launch) delivers guests from the airport directly to the hotel in high style. While the lagoon is the prime attraction, the beachside part of the resort has not been neglected: Stretching up the volcanic hillside behind the overwater installations are 36 villas and the fully equipped Mandara Spa, with treatments featuring vanilla, the major local crop.

(Courtesy of Sofitel Moorea)

Moorea La Ora Beach Resort
Maharepa, French Polynesia

If it weren’t for the fact that the water, over a bottom of hard white sand, is only about waist deep, you’d feel as if you were at sea in the bungalows at this away-from-the-tourists (but with Bora Bora still visible on the horizon) resort. The feeling is enhanced when your breakfast arrives by canoe.

(Courtesy of Moorea Pearl Resort)

Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa
Maharepa, French Polynesia

The reef isn’t as pretty here as elsewhere on Moorea, but for history buffs the overwater bungalows are not to be missed. They were the first ever in the South Pacific (the ancient islanders being sensible enough to build away from the water), created in the 1960s, back when the resort was the Hotel Bali Hai and owned by three famously fun-loving Californians known as the Bali Hai Boys.

(Courtesy of Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort)

Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort
Tikehau, French Polynesia

If you feel you’re a long way from home in Tahiti, it’s nothing compared to how you’ll feel when contemplating the reef from your bungalow on this atoll in the Tuamotus, one of French Polynesia’s most far-flung island groups. Paying more to be over the water is worth it here for the fish alone; Jacques Cousteau’s researchers once called Tikehau’s lagoon the most abundant with fish in the Tuamotus.

(Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Mauritius)

Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita
Beau Champ, Mauritius

Located on the less trampled east coast, the Four Seasons is part of the Anahita resort complex, which includes private residences and a golf course. Faultless service and eye-popping scenery—a huge lagoon and extravagant gardens weave a bright thread among the 132 villas and residences—stand out, as does the imaginative food in the four restaurants. Self-improvement seems to be the focus here, with instruction in everything from massages at the overwater spa to tennis to cooking. There are 61 Beach and Ocean Villas—more hotel-like than homey—each with a veranda, pool, and garden on Île aux Chats, the resort’s 11-acre private island. (The mainland’s Mangrove and Garden villas pale by comparison.) The man-made beach on Île aux Chats is a bit dull, but there are frequent (and free) boat transfers to the busy but beautiful Île de Cerfs.

(Courtesy of One&Only Reethi Rah)

One&Only Reethi Rah
Reethi Rah Island, Maldives
An instant favorite among honeymooners and celebrity couples, One&Only’s luxury lodging sprinkles 130 thatch-roofed villas (all with terrazzo bathtubs for two) along the 12 beaches of this 109-acre island in the North Male Atoll. The island’s paradisiacal surroundings are the resort’s focal point. Daybeds outside the Moroccan restaurant, Fanditha, are the best place to take your meals. The nonstop activities—from diving excursions to tennis tournaments—make the resort a sort of ultra-deluxe Club Med. And while some may find the friendly banter of the staff intrusive, most will appreciate their simple acts of kindness, like a beach cleaner reaching down to dig up stunning colored cowries for a seashell-seeking guest.

Laucala Island (Courtesy Laucala Island)

Laucala Island
Laucala Island, Fiji

In 1972, Malcolm Forbes bought this luscious green morsel as his private refuge; now its owner, Red Bull magnate Dietrich Mateschitz, has spared no expense to create a spectacular tropical hideaway. The high price tag gets you over-the-top luxury and total privacy in one of 25 unique villas—all glamorous versions of traditional Fijian dwellings. Each opens onto its own private pool. Inside, you’ll find the expected mod cons (Bose sound systems, giant plasma TVs, a personal bar stocked with champagne), and exuberant decor—sofas evoke seashells, light shades are crafted from hundreds of butterfly cocoons, bathtubs are carved from single slabs of granite. It’s hard to leave—amuse-bouches materialize throughout the day, and any conceivable meal will be arranged instantly—but Laucala also has five restaurants, a spa, a stable, and an 18-hole golf course. Go on a mountain bike to explore the seven-mile-long island and Laucala almost feels like an independent nation, with an organic farm, armies of friendly staff, a working jetty, a hangar with mechanics to service private jets, and a James Bond–worthy dive boat for trips to fertile reefs.

Food Etiquette Rules That Might Surprise You

You have good manners, right? After all, you (usually) keep your elbows off the table and say “Please pass the salt.” But when you head abroad, things get a little more complicated. Case in point: Rest your chopsticks the wrong way, and you might remind a Japanese friend of their grandmother’s funeral (Rule 2).

But knowing what the etiquette rules are won’t just save you from some awkward situations, says Dean Allen, author of the Global Etiquette Guide series. It can also help you make friends. “It’s really a statement of your openness and awareness of the fact that the people you’re with … may in fact see the world differently,” he says. “It’s simply going to get you out of the tourist bubble.” Sound good? Then here are 15 rules to keep in mind.

In Thailand, don’t put food in your mouth with a fork.

Instead, when eating a dish with cooked rice, use your fork only to push food onto your spoon. A few exceptions: Some northern and northeastern Thai dishes are typically eaten with the hands—you’ll know you’ve encountered such a dish if the rice used is glutinous or “sticky.” Also, stand-alone items that are not part of a rice-based meal may be eaten with a fork. But, says Leela Punyaratabandhu, a food writer who blogs at SheSimmers.com, the worst thing to do at a traditional, rice-based meal would be to use chopsticks. “That is awkward and inconvenient at best and tacky at worst,” she says.

In Japan, never stick your chopsticks upright in your rice.

Between bites, your chopsticks should be placed together right in front of you, parallel to the edge of the table—and nowhere else, says Mineko Takane Moreno, Japanese cooking instructor and co-author of Sushi for Dummies. (If there is a chopsticks rest, you use it, putting the tips you’ve been eating with on the rest.) But sticking them upright in a bowl of rice is even worse: During funerals in Japan, the rice bowl of the deceased is placed before their coffin… with their chopsticks upright in the rice. So what would she rather see: Someone doing that at a meal, or asking for a fork? Mineko doesn’t hesitate. “Asking for a fork,” she says.

In the Middle East, India and parts of Africa, don’t eat with your left hand. 

In South India, you shouldn’t even touch the plate with your left hand while eating. That’s largely because the left hand is associated with, um, bodily functions, so it’s considered to be dirty. In fact, says Allen, don’t even pass important documents with your left hand. A lefty? Then it’s okay to use your left hand—as long as you take your right hand out of the game.

At a traditional feast in Georgia, it’s rude to sip your wine. 

At what Georgians call a supra (traditional feast), wine is drunk only at toasts. So wait for those… and then down the whole glass at once. On the upside, says Georgia-based photographer and videographer Paul Stephens, the glasses tend to be on the small side.

In Mexico, never eat tacos with a fork and knife. 

Worried about spilling refried beans and salsa all over your front? Tough. Mexicans think that eating tacos with a fork and knife looks silly and, worse, snobby—kind of like eating a burger with silverware. So be polite: Eat with your hands.