From Bali to Cali, a self-journey-titled blog, embarks a journey and transition of life, emphasizing on every path to take, every place to be, how to live a meaningful lifestyle and of course, self-image. All with one mission in life: Dream high till you reach it.
Milka Amanda (sometimes goes with Milka Wibowo) is a graphic designer, photographer, and travel + lifestyle blogger born and raised in Java and Bali, Indonesia. She came to the Los Angeles, CA to pursue her bachelor degree in Graphic Design. She just recently graduated in December 2017 with hope to know what's path of life taking her next. 
Her journey started 7 years ago when I was 15 back in Indonesia. She was desperate to know the fact it was hard for her to see the world outside. Born and raised in a small town that is thick in its traditional culture. Java and Bali island became most popular travel destination. As she grew up, she met amazing people from all over the world and developed meaningful friendships. Her foreign friends appreciate her effort to always made them feel like home.

Friends from all over the world who came visit

Young Milka was only able to travel and wander through my mind hearing all the stories from her foreign friends. She felt pretty discouraged and didn't know my life purpose. Little that people know, Indonesia doesn't have any privilege to have a passport that allows them to travel to most countries in the world. Indonesian currency, Rupiah, is also very weak for exchange to USD, Euro, and many other world currencies. 

After a very long journey of deep down in the valley, in 2014, she received a miracle and was able to come to the U.S to pursue her study in Southern California in a school called Azusa Pacific University. 

Being in the U.S, a chance for knowledge and opportunities are wide open. Her parents are very supportive of her to see as much as she could of what the world has to offer. This journey shaped her character, to not stop to learn, work hard, and keep on dreaming to be able to explore the whole world one day. 

Here is a picture of her up on the hills in Catalina Island witnessing the magnificent crepuscular rays as a reminder that what she thought was impossible 7 years ago and now she thinks: "Its possible!"

From Bali to Cali takes its global readers on a journey of to never give up on life and dream.



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