PJJP :: Kopeng # Central Java – Indonesia

Today is another day for outing, morning walk together. And the destination is Kopeng.

The walk is about 5km with beautiful scenery.

Indonesia is a tropic country and the weather usually 20-30 degree celcius. But some place because located in high place, sometimes the weather could be under 20 degree celcius. And Kopeng, a village near Salatiga is one of them. When we arrive in there at 06:30, it has 17 degree celcius with wind. And it’s really cold.

When we arrive there, I saw this 2 cute little cat running anywhere and play.

Then we started to walk. The road is easy with enough up and down hill And beautiful scenery.

this is actually going up hill path, but don’t know after I took the picture, it looks like a tunnel.

We also passed by Flower and Plant Shop, which each shop designated like a flower garden. Surely those who love flower and plant will love in here and buy some plant.

Then we arrive at Kopeng Tourism Spot, and my mom buy some vegetables to cooking at home. A lot of people in my city like to go to Kopeng to buy some vegetables or fruits. While shopping, we can also enjoy the fresh air and the scenery.

After arrive at the car parking, and eat some snack and drink, the leader offer us to go to a beautiful place which is not far from there. We joint the passenger so we don’t need many car to go there and keep the rest in here.

It took abouf 10-15 minutes to go there but the road is very narrow, only enough for 1 car and located higher than before so you have to use a good car and skillful driver.

Panorama Technic

We arrive at Bukit Harapan Cuntel. I have changed my shoes to sandals because I’m afraid if my shoes are dirty so the car will be dirty too. And now, we need to climb a little in the sand and my sandal is dirty too 😜

In Bukit Harapan Cuntel, we can see 5 mountains: Mount Sumbing, Mount Sindoro, Mount Andong, Mount Telomoyo, and Mount Gajah Mungkur.

The scenery is very beautiful. I used panorama to take the picture.

Then we plan to go back to the car parking. But don’t know why suddenly, we are arrived at Merbabu Pass, a basecamp for climbing Mount Merbabu via Wekas.

Becareful if you go there, the road is narrow and uphill, with about 30-45 degrees. You should have a perfect car and skillfull driver.

Mount Merbabu is a dormant stratovolcano in Central Java province on the Indonesian island of Java. The name Merbabu could be loosely translated as ‘Mountain of Ash‘ from the Javanese combined words; Meru means “mountain” and awu or abu means “ash“. Elevation: 3.145m.

source: Wikipedia

We still need to walk uphill to arrive at Merbabu Pass. Again, wrong choice to change to Sandals haha..

Then we go back to the car parking Kopeng, and it turns out we arrive at Kaponan. Which means, we go along way around.

Actually I should have arrive at home at 09:00 but now I arrive at home at 12:00 😂.

When you want to give up, just remember why you started.

Nowadays, because Pandemic Covid-19, I rarely went to gym or going hash. Because it required many people and we really don’t know the situation and condition. So better be save.

Since May 2020, I started to running again with my dad. And we run about 8.79 – 8.99km.

You know, the first time running, I have this thinking, I won’t running again. Really, all body is hurting and mostly I walk. But then I just think, what’s the purpose for me to running again?

Then the 2nd time, I still want to give up. It even worst. Once I started, I want to go back home immediately.

After the 3rd time, I feel more ease. It feels very light to run.

Then the 4th time, Try to run 3km non stop, and fix my running method. Sometimes, I’m too lazy to lift my foot so it rubs the road. And it dangerous because I can fall.

5th time, try to do the right method, and have a steady breath. And try to run for 4km nonstop.

6th time, this time, as today, I started to use the right method and try to run 4km nonstop and walk 1km then run again 4km. And mostly did it.

This is my best score so far. And because I have stomachache while running so it delayed my time a little. Hopefully next week will be better.

Sometimes, when I’m running, I have 2 kind of thinking.

  1. To give up, and walk instead of running. The first side of my inner thought said, you are tired so just walk, why you should try to tiring yourself.
  2. To continue running, the other side of my inner thought said, you promise yourself that you will run 4km nonstop. So why you started if you give up later?

Even when I wake up in the morning when it’s time to running, I have this thought too, to looking for a reason to not run and sleep again. Haha..

Sometimes, in life we have to choose our own path. And we really don’t know how is the process, and what is the result. And once you started to walk the path you choose, there’s many obstacle in it which make you doubt your decision. And sometimes, you want to give up and change to the other path. But the other path you didn’t choose is gone already.

If you have this thought, just remember, why you started from the first time if you decided to give up before you make it?

So when you want to do something, just remember that we can’t going back to the past. And there’s no people who can not do something, but only there’s people who lazy. I’m sure everyone always start from the very beginning. And as a person, you start to speak and walk from baby, and sometimes you fall. But you didn’t give up. So why don’t learn from baby?



当机会来了,你能不能抓得住,其实就靠平时的积累 —— 肖战

Actually, when the opportunity comes, it depends of how you accumulate the usually you can catch it or not — Xiao Zhan



PJJP:: Dusun Gemer, Ngargomulyo, Dukun Muntilan # Central Java – Indonesia

PJJP is Perkumpulan Jalan-Jalan Pagi, morning jogging. Because we still in Pandemic Covid-19 situation, so our regular hash has stopped for a while and change into morning jogging. The difference is, there’s not bus rental, only private car with no more than 5 people inside (and mostly are family).

Today, we go to Dusun Gemer, Ngargomulyo, Dukun in Muntilan. Our destination is Santa Maria Cave but before arrive in there, we will walking first.

It’s small road, but some of the road was blocked by the tree so we have to walk under the tree or step over the tree.

There’s a path where the river from the side is flooding. So, some path to walk was cover by the water, and we have to walk in there. But it’s fun to walk with friends even my shoes is really wet, even my socks is wet too.

Santa Maria’s cave, I think this place is still renovated. But it’s good to come here and pray, and feel the peaceful. I hope that the world will recover soon from the virus, and we found the vaccine soon, and we all could back normal again.

We have morning jogging while wear our mask, I only uncover my face when take a photos.

It’s good to come out and enjoy the scene, so that I can refreshing my eyes. Always remember to wear mask, physical distancing and wash your hand. This is how we welcome our “New Normal”.

Stay healthy and take care..

Hash :: Salaman, Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Today hash route is at Salaman.

Hash :: Kembang Lampir Bandongan, Salam Kanci, Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Hash runsite today is at Kembang Lampir, Bandongan Salam Kanci, Magelang. It’s located on the way to go to Kembang Lampir village. The attraction place is only about 300m along the road.

The trees form like a tunnel. It’s beautiful.

Hash :: Grogol, Pakis, Magelang Regency # Central Java – Indonesia

There’s this waterfall in Grogol, Pakis Magelang. They has 3 waterfall but today, I just visit 2 of them because the difficult route.

1st Waterfall
2nd Waterfall
Watu Bolong / Hole Stone

2016 Borobudur Marathon 10k Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Another Borobudur Marathon 10K Event in 2016, it happened at 20th November 2016.

Website: Borobudur Marathon

Hash :: Bukit Grenden Magelang # Central Java – Indonesia

Bukit Grenden Magelang located at Pogalan, Pakis, Magelang. It is the shortest gate to climb Merbabu Mountain. We can see Merbabu Mountain and Merapi Mountain from there.

Hash :: Mount Api Purba Nglanggeran Gunung Kidul # Special Region of Yogyakarta – Indonesia

Mount Api Purba Nglanggeran located at Baturagung, northside of Gunung Kidul, with height 200-700 mdpl. For the exact location, it located at Nglaggeran Village, Patuk (22km from Wonosari City), outside of Yogyakarta City. It tooks approx 1 hour to go there from Yogyakarta City. The mountain is beautiful becuase It was formed like a giant stone.

The map how to go there

Just go there with direction to Wonosari City, until you found Piyungan Market. Then after you pass intersection which has Police Station in the corner of the intersection, just straight until approximately 1km, then there’s a fork, turn left then turn left again (don’t turn right of you will back to the main road). The road is smaller than the main road. Then just follow the road, untul you found another fork, then turn left again. In the next fork, you already in the Nglaggeran Village Area. Our hash car park field located by turn right (See “P”), and the mountain located by turn left.

The litology of this area compiled by old volcanic material and landscape, has a very beautiful and unique geology and high scientific value. From various source of research and references, Mount Nglanggeran is an ancient volcanoes.

Credit: http://www.yogyes.com/id/yogyakarta-tourism-object/nature-and-outdoor/gunung-nglanggeran/

This time, Yogyakarta hash organization celebrate their birthday at MountApi Purba Nglanggeran. We parked our car at Soccer field. This place is runsite, which means we start our running / walk from here, and ended in here too.

The view on field in the morning. The sun shines so bright.

Then we started to walk. Me and my friend, choose short path. This is the view while we walk.

The view for Hash Short Path.
The view for Hash Short Path.

There’s an Embong Fruit Garden in there. Short path for hash, ended in that Embong. We can using our car to reach there, but some people walk to get there.

The start point to go to the Embong & Fruit Garde
This is the view while we go to the Embong

Actually, after we walk till the path to the Embong, my friend said that she tired. So we back to the car field, and then she said that we go to the Embong using car. So here we are, using car while some others walking. XD

The Fruit Garden was just inaugurated, so the fruit hasn’t available yet. We only roaming surround the Embong. Embong is like a small lake. The view is amazing.

The inaugurated Stone
Mount Api Purba Nglaggeran
The view from Embong
Embong

Hash :: Kedung Kayang, Ketep, Blabak # Central Java – Indonesia

What is Hash? Hash, is a kind of sport, when we can walk either run. The track is various, sometimes in the road, sometimes in the forest, sometimes in the village. Just according to the host. In Indonesia, most of big city has HASH organization. In one city, there can be more than 1 organization. Hash also available in the world. Every 2 years, there’s InterHash Event. In 2012, the event hold in Magelang, my city. In 2014, will be held in China, Hainan Island.

Every Wednesday, I will be join hash in Magelang, which held by Magelang Hash House Harriers. Another Hash Organization in Magelang such as Union Hash, and 9 Naga Hash.

For more information about hash: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_House_Harriers

This time, we hash at Kedung Kayang, Ketep. Which near Merapi Mountain, one of active volcano in Indonesia. Here’s some photos of Merapi Mountain (took by my Iphone, I didn’t bring my Nikon)