When you're living the hell out of your life, make sure you're doing the best that you can do.
Live hard, because maybe that's the only chance, or moment, to feel alive.
I have been known as a person with high mobility. Let's say, I study in Jatinangor (1 hour from Bandung, and 3 hours from Jakarta), but my friends know that I can be all of sudden in Jakarta, or Bandung - alone.
Mini escape has been a way for me to cope stress. It doesn't matter if I have to go alone with public transportation, doesn't matter if I have to leave at 6 am, and back in Nangor at 10 pm, it also doesn't matter whether you feel like your body heat gets warmer, and your legs hurt so bad.
All I need is a day (or two), leaving town, and meet different people.
1. AFS Year of 2015 Committee's Farewell
Kota Tua is my favorite place in Jakarta, yet the last time I went there was with my family 6 years ago. AFS-Bina Antarbudaya had held a super fun farewell party for 2015's committee. We had amazing race around Kota Tua, and nice dinner.
As you all know, amazing race should be played in groups, or couples - minimum. But because on the amazing race, there were 10 people showed up, we had to play individually. Yes, we did amazing race by ourselves - nothing is much bizarre than that. We went around museums (which I love; except when I had to go around Museum Wayang - Puppet Museum all by myself... that place had scared me, despite of it was on noon, and people were around), holding the (supposedly) group flag, quests, and so on. Jakarta was so hot on that day, 32 Celsius degrees, and you had to go under the heat, and solve quiz.
It was tiring, and sweaty but God, I had a lot of fun on that day.
Museums, and laughter I shared later on dinner were two great things I got. This organization never fail to boost me with positive energy, and it is not everyday, you can play amazing race alone.
Plus, what I like the most from the trip was I got on Transjakarta by myself, even sat next to the driver.
2. The 6th Music Gallery
Here's to another concert I watched.
Despite of fever, cold, and wrecked legs I felt on that day.
We watched Panama, duo from Australia that had been replayed > 50 times on my iTunes. Their performance was pure, beautiful. I was far from the stage, but the vibe had me going. Sang along to How We Feel, and closed with jumping on Always song.
And, Last Dinosaurs.
I even forget to capture them because I was busy jumping, dancing with him, and singing. Nearly passed out because the wait from Maliq to Last Dinosaurs was quite long, and I felt my condition getting worse.
Too bad I had to move further from the stage because of the crowd, but at the same time, it was the best decision I made because at back, we could dance and jump, freely.
After the show, I got high fever, and cold, but nothing beats the great feeling of after-watching-concert taste.
3. AFS Japan Pre-Departure Orientation
A purple sunset, was a sweet thing I had this weekend.
Another escape from reality, and back with AFS is always a good idea.
Great lessons from the orientation, great people, and laughter.
I haven't completely healed from the bad cold, but I decided to leave anyway.
Those three events may nearly killed me, but I am glad I did/attended all of them, and I'm still alive.
That's why, sometimes you have to live harder than you should be,
Because maybe, that's the only moment you can embrace little things,