i just went back to indonesia for some urgent case. but mind you, being the cheapest cheapskate you could ever meet, as urgent as it was, it didnt stop me from buying the cheapest ticket i could get, even tho it did cost me 11 hours of lay off in hongkong with their unfriendly officer ladies. and all those 3 pin sockets, gawd. my laptop battery lasted only the very first half an hour of my transit time, and theres no way i could recharge the battery cos everything was 3 pin socket, and it was over 11 PM, meaning the mummys of the shop owners at the airport already called them to go back home and sleep, leaving me with empty battery and excruciating boredom.
i landed at 1 PM in Jakarta, and hellooooo sauna!mad hot and humid, that was the country i love to the bone (minus the corrupts and stupid and uniformed people)! took a travel car to Jakarta downtown, where i was supposed to meet my sister, in a hype mall where aspiring young career people and their blackberries and nine west heels spend their times at lunch, dinner, weekends, between office hours, and whenever they wanna look like young aspiring career people.
and i hadnt showered for two days.
with the orange backpack, winter jacket, lousy cardigan, a sneaker, and an oily exhausted face that might make the young aspiring career people cringe, i rested my ass off in starbucks. i had no cellphone, just a laptop and sucky wifi that i had to use to communicate with my sister whod pick me up after her meeting. which apparently was like 2 hours later. i was so hungry that i forced my tired ass to move to Ta Wan, guess it was pretty popular cos ive heard my friends who are now young aspiring career people talk about it since years ago. (FYI, even back then i didnt really hang out in the malls).
And my. what was so popular about it??i had some kinda noodle. the kind of noodle that tasted and looked exactly like any kind a noodle you can get anywhere. i also had this mushroom thing, and some veggie thing. all just so-so. but maybe if youre a young aspiring career person, you cant miss what other young aspiring career people have had.
and so Kiki, my sister came. we headed to her place to proceed to my parents’.
NEXT >> The Java Jazz Festival
“next” meaning anytime i am willing and have the time to write something