Words cannot express how excited I was to be back in Lombok again after 17 years! Lombok island is where my family lived in for more or less nine years before we moved to Bali when I was graduated from primary school. My fondest, carefree and happiest childhood's memories go back to this island, where my dad taught me how to ride a bike on an alley in front of our house, caught dragonflies with my brother wearing our matching superman clothes, got my first ever toy kitchenware set on Christmas morning, mom read a story for me and my brother every night, and many other memories. So how awesome it is that I have two fabulous islands I consider as home, haha.
Well, we had practically two days before my friends' wedding to re-explore Lombok. Fred was a first-timer to this island and I wanted him to try all the good food Lombok has to offer. Our family friend came to the villa where we stayed at and upon my request brought some local snack (if you can call that snack?) called 'Celorot'. My mom used to buy us these whenever she went for a grocery shopping in local wet market. And the second picture is actually Ayam Taliwang, also a signature Lombok dish. Oh I know it doesn't look appetizing at all but believe me it tastes sooo good. We arrived in Lombok around 7 PM and it took us around two hours to order these ayam taliwang take away and get to the villa. So I was starving by that time, hence the bad picture, oh excuse, excuse.