Yes, I know this is a little bit too late for posting a 2012-review. But I don’t care. Better late than never, isn’t it?
Well, 2012 has been a great eventful year for me. I traveled a lot (compared to 2011 when I went to Bali and Pattaya), I ate a lot, cooked a lot, rest a lot, study a little and unfortunately, I understand the lesson even less. The weird thing is, I’m completely okay with that.
I started the year off with a few travel resolutions, involving food and fitness (which turned out that I only did the exercise twice), and some others like ‘getting a summer internship’. Well this one worked.
I traveled around Bandung, the city I’ve been living in this past 3 years and found so many fancy cafes which I will definitely come back for more.
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I went to Jakarta once a month since I have to go to the dentist, and Bogor in the early of 2012.
I had my summer internship in June and got a chance to visit Kaskus office. I got a part time job, as a programmer. I run 2 online shops. It ain’t easy at the first time. But I believe our hardest time is about to end soon. Hopefully.
I went to The Old Town of Jakarta and saw so many old buildings which adopts neo-gothic style from Europe. And I went to Museum of Bank Indonesia and saw a bunch of gold there. I also went to Monas, the National Monument of Indonesia for the second time.
I had a weekend hideaway in Puncak, Indonesia with my family. Uh, how I miss ’em so much.
Meanwhile in August, me and my family, I can say, went and stayed in Lembang, Indonesia for some days. I personally love the atmosphere there. It’s cold and quite and I also got my first horse-riding experience! How exciting!
Then we went to China for the very first time. I climbed the Great Wall of China. I tasted how awful the food was (for me, it is awful), and I had a very hard time of communicating there. But that was travelling is about. Diversity. If you are afraid of the culture, you better stay home.
And at the end of the year, when people are making joke about dooms day (which I hate so much because that’s not even something you should make fun about), my sisters and I had our best days ever. We finally reunited again. FYI, I had two sisters. The older one lived in Jakarta and the other one in Jambi, my hometown. We traveled around Bandung and ate a lot that we got frustrated as we gain some weight.
But the most important thing of all, I learned a lot in 2012. And I finally made this travel blog! Many many thanks for following my journey and my not-so-important stories. I really appreciate that.
I wish 2013 will be even better!