well that was the initial plan, but apparently this become a scattered space of my inconsistent ramble and incoherent mumble. I write my heart out, I throw my anger and frustation, I jotted my hopes and dreams, I record my random thoughts here

January 24, 2010

its good to be home (late post)

I was so sick when i get off the plane, i got to drag my feet towards the exit. such a long flight. home, finally. I walk outside and breathe in the polluted air, it stink. somehow i dont mind it so much.

The traffic was mad, like always but i dont have the energy to pay attention, i am too sick. dad is driving and he keep checking my temperature, worried. I instantly feel loved. ah, its good to be home.

Spent five days of my short holiday horizontal. trying to recover from the madness of assignment before i come home. typhoid, dengue fever, and whatever else. a doctor said i got this sick because i was depressed and unstable. of course i dont believe him. visit from good friends helps though, i was released the next day.

I was away for less than a year and already i am amazed with the Indonesian driving skills. seating in passenger seat almost feel like a torture and i nearly believe i have lose my ability to drive through this madness, but it all come back after few hours behind the wheel. the traffic jam was really bad but i dont mind it so much, Jakarta suddenly look pretty, with the air pollution hanging low above the skyscraper and the motorcyclist zig-zagging their way around the traffic. I watch people driving expensive cars throwing rubbish to the street, wealth is not equal to awareness, apparently. watch with awe all those stuff transported with the motorbikes; boxes of things, breads, fruits, chickens. chickens!

Before this, every time someone asked me which part of Indonesia i am from, i always answer: the worst bit. they'll quickly guess; Jakarta?. maybe now i wont say that anymore, Jakarta is not THAT bad. especially with the company of good friends.

Reluctantly, i am back in Brissy. Still not all too excited about summer in Canberra but so looking forward to start working. Cant wait for December 2010, extensive travel across east Indonesia. friends, see you soon.


Nadewas said...

babe!! if you wanna backpack Indonesia..count me in! I love Jakarta despite the jam and all the stuff..that what makes a country unique. we can always find Heaven on earth even at the most unheavenly place. missed you beb!

wiza said...


I do want to backpack Indonesia!! its going to happen end of this year! jump on! we do road tripping if possible, otherwise just get on the road and see what happen :D

KC said...

I read almost all the posting except those with small fonts...

One thing I realize,the grammar improved significantly from the first to the last post :-)

All this while I thought Richard Dawkins is the poster boy for atheist. Now I know Nietsczhe is one as well :-)

I'm just afraid this whole "y-can't-I-be-myself-and-be-an-atheist" is just another form of being different from the rest drawing attention and admiration to oneself.

Pretty harsh words from an old friend huh Wiza?


wiza said...

yo KC!!

i am so surprised you drop by! nay nay nay, not a harsh word, not at all. I must admit i am a narcist, i do admire myself to a degree that i find it hard to adjust to a closed society. hahaha

how are you and how you have been?? improvement in grammar?? really? happy to hear that, at least i am making progress in putting my thought into words and posted them in the cyber world!

Dhika said...

A little bird told me that your indo trip is just about to happen? I imagine it's gonna be wicked!