I was too busy–and too lazy–to update my blog, lately.
But hey, hello. How are you? Doing good?
It’s been five months since I decided to move to Jakarta, the busiest city in Indonesia. Or so they said. Working for an advertising agency and mind social media accounts makes me busy as a bee.
I was afraid of this city. Sort of hate it, I might say.
But you can never predict the future, right? I got an interesting offer from a very interesting company, a multinational one, decided to take it because it was too precious to leave it and now… here I am, in a city I used to hate. Hahahaha.
Four years ago, I would never imagine I could live here. The traffic jam, the weather, the five-years flood, the scary people I’ve watched on TV… who would ever want to live in a such messed-up place? But then I realize, the only way I can fulfill my dreams is to stay and work in Jakarta. What dreams? I’m not telling Then, in 2010, I started to write on a bright-colored post-it note, “Kerja di Jakarta.” I put it on an easily seen place, right after my desktop PC in my small room.
Seems like God granted my wish gradually. I met new people and started to build to network; most of them are living in Jakarta. Some old men say, you could fulfill your own wish by meeting the right people. And that’s definitely correct since they gave me a lot of insights about Jakarta and helped me a lot in planning things if I live in Jakarta someday. Some plans aren’t going well, though. But still, I can survive within these five months. Hahaha.
So if somebody ever asked me, “How’s Jakarta?”
I’d answer, “Good. Not a very beautiful city with the traffic jam and the flood, of course; but you can still make a living here.”
I like this city, I like the traffic jam, I like the weather, I like the flood (since you can back from work earlier) and I like being busy. It’s just… I can’t avoid the feeling of being lonely in this crowded city.
But hey, who can?