Meet the Locals in Manokwari

It’s good to come home again. I am writing from my rooming house, in a region called Fanindi, Manokwari. I walked back to my rooming house after two days in the office. I need to finish multiple tasks in the office so I must stay there. It’s 11:18 PM now here. I need some sleep. But, I want to share some photos about Manokwari first.

Here are photos I took with my phone.


A father and a son on a boat. The water was so clear that you could see the bottom of it. I took this photo when I was exercising with my officemates in Manokwari Harbour.

Pasir Putih Beach - Boys Swimming

In Pasir Putih beach. I have been visiting Pasir Putih for five times. In five consecutive weeks. 

Woosi Market

 I went to Pasar Wosi with Pak De Kijan, a senior employee in the office. I met these children. Why do the girls don’t wear the school uniform? I just wondered why. 

Merajut Noken di Pasar Woosi

 This is also from Pasar Woosi too. A woman sitting next to her vegetables and she knitted a Noken, traditional Papuan bag.

Don't bother me I am Working

Pinang is favorite snack here. But, it’s hard to find a Pinang seller like this young woman. Maybe she was emailing her counterparts in Fak-fak about her Pinang sales. She looked so focused on her contrasting laptop.

Monsieur Vanus in Office Backyard

This is Pak Vanus. He works in my office, as a helper. He is very helpful. In the picture, he was helping me making some parts for the office. 

Sideways Durian

Manokwari has claimed back its reputation as the city of fruits. Now there are many people selling durians in the sideways. They are everywhere. And they taste great.


À Makassar

I am writing this from Manokwari. In the middle of midnight. In my rooming house. I feel restless. Been a long weekend in…the office. I think I have caught into a rut that I always forget to update this blog. I need to break it. So, here I am writing from Manokwari, the city of Bible. They said.


Last week, I went to Makassar for my younger brother graduation. I spent four days there. I didn’t tell anybody at home that I was coming home. My friends took me to the airpot on Friday morning. Nothing fancy but a family of pigs strolling on the road. Everyday is a busy day in the office. I mean literally everyday because even Saturday and Sunday I have to work on something in the office. Not to complain anyway. I am passionate about delivering result, uh hum. So, I went home not only for my brother’s graduation but also to take a break from work. Here’s how the view looks like that Friday morning.


Les Pigs de Manokwari


The view from the top always look better. 

My father picked me up. In the afternoon, my mother arrived home from work. She looked so happy when we met. So did I. I didn’t miss a chance to talk with my brothers over a coffee. 



I know I have not been posting as often as I did when I was in college. I always enjoy posting some photos though sometimes only with a bare narration. Tonight, I just purchased a good app called MarsEdit. It’s a blogging app for Mac. I used to post from Windows Live Writer but I can’t have it anymore now. Mac apps are expensive, but I bought it anyway tonight because I need it. I hope to write more often.  

Bye now…so far I am doing good. The office offers big challenges and it occupies me a lot. My only break is going to the beach. But, my beachmates are out of the town for two weeks. Tomorrow is Monday. I am sorry to remind you. Bye now..be good.