After saying goodbye to my friend I headed home. I went to the nearest TransJakarta bus station. While I was walking in the bridge, I could see a bus approaching the station. I rush my way to the ticket window. The bus already stopped when i was buying my ticket. By the time I reached the door, the bus already moved away. Damn.
Standing in front of me another unlucky guy. I looked closely to this guy. He was drinking a bottle of water. Then after he finished drinking, he threw away the bottle to the road. “What the!” I said to myself. I jumped to the road. It wasn’t that high, but enough to draw attention from people around. I picked the bottle, and climbed my way to the door again.
“You shouldn’t litter, there’s a trash bag behind you.”
I handed over the bottle to him.
“What do you care!!”
He shouted back at me.
“No wonder Jakarta always flooded every rainy season.”
His right hand grabbed my shirt, while the other getting ready to punch my face. Before he could launch his punch, another guy grabbed his arm. He looked to the guy that stopped him and around, realizing that everyone in this station stared at him. Ashamed by his action, he walk out, left the bus station. I could saw that he throw his punch to the station’s pillar. CIITTT!!! The sound of bus brake woke me from my day dream. I jumped inside to the bus.
ps: Inspired by The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
My first arrival to Jakarta was around Augustus. Jakarta felt so hot,especially compared to Bandung. It only took a couple meters and I’ve been sweating a lot. Is it because I rarely exercise, or just my body couldn’t stand a hot temperature?
But now, it ain’t feel hot as it was before. Did I already adapt to it? Maybe. Or maybe thanks to the rainy season, that Jakarta temperature dropped. In fact, now I need a blanket to sleep at night.
Back when I was still in college, I always wonder, if i have a girlfriend, where would I get money to go on a date. It’s a shame to use money from my parents. Yet, it didn’t stop me from finding one. There are some ways to gain extra cash (though it’s still not enough)
Now I’ve got a job, a regular income, suddenly I lost interest in finding one. I want to use my money to take care of myself first. There are a lot of things that I want to buy, and I don’t want to increase my expenses by having a girlfriend.
ps: well, this is just one of my justification
It’s been almost 4 months I lived in Jakarta. To save expenses, i decided to not subscribe to any internet provider, except for my mobile phone (I choose the cheapest package for that :)). The problem is, I have very limited access of Internet in my office. At first it was okay, but then I realize the need of internet access. To have access to the latest news, tv series/movie, and more importantly to expand my skill in programming.
A few weeks ago, someone in my office brought a 4G modem. I was shocked, because as far as i know, there’s no provider in Indonesia that provide 4G service. The latest news that I know is that Telkomsel still testing their LTE (news: 4G LTE Telkomsel Siap Layani KTT APEC 2013) . It turns out PT Internux takes the first action, launching their Bolt 4G (news: Indonesia finally gets a taste of 4G). They claimed that the device can hit up to 72 Mbps. Right now their coverage are in Jabodetabek only. I hope Bolt will hit Bandung soon.
I was about to buy it a week ago, but seeing how long the queue I decided to postpone it. And yesterday I come to Plaza Semanggi so early and I get the 4th queue (Yey!!). First thing to do is to go to speedtest, the result 8.15 Mbps. I don’t know the speed of the other 3G provider, so I can’t tell if it’s good or bad.
After surfing internet a while, I activate my pending torrent, around 400 MB remaining (only activate 1 queue while the other put in pause to save my internet quota), then I go out for dinner. When I got back I’m surprised that the download is already over (I think I only go out for 30 minutes). Okay, this is a great result and I’m satisfied.