Indonesia Vs China

The 2 nations just walked in to the field.

Playing and watching rugby are the 2 things that I love to do, specially when I got to support my country, Indonesia. I really like the atmosphere, the players, the crowds and the way they act. It was just so exciting. I’m glad that I could come and cheer for the Rhinos (Indonesian National Team), I was there the whole time, taking pictures, jumping around, sweating and of course yelling. Both team were great, it was satisfying to watch them played, even though in the end the Rhinos didn’t win, I’m still proud of them. The final score was 32-23, not an embarrassing defeat for Indonesia, I mean for the fact that China was one division higher the year before, it was great. For the result China faced Guam and Indonesia faced Pakistan for the finals. I really hope that the Rhinos will keep better and better for the upcoming years. Go Rhinos!

 

Hello Jakarta!

It was Sunday morning, I accompanied my dad to Bunderan HI. Taking some good photos and writing blogs are his new interests and I’m totally support it, plus I like to be everywhere with no reason, just to walk and see the new sides of places and scan the whole thing with my eyes, hoping to find something odd.

Another good look of Patung Selamat Datang.

Never knew it would be this crowded on the car free day on Jl. Sudirman and Jl. Thamrin in Central Jakarta… My bad, should have been going out more often.

Tanah Airku Tidak Kulupakan

It was 14th of December and IMAX session was the first thing on our time-table. It’s located at the Melbourne museum and claimed as Melbourne’s 3rd largest screen. We watched Forces of Nature and Hubble 3D. The next thing was lunch, and then we went to NICA for circus training. It was so great; I mean I had never imagined that I would actually do that. I always love circus, and I think circus life is pretty amazing, they all look really happy with what they’re doing, I wish I can do that with my life…When I stepped in to the training studio, it filled with mattresses, trapezes, trampoline, the long tissue thing that made to be climbed and hula hoops. I was kind of hoping that the place would be more like the real circus place, the one I used to watch, the dim space with the spotlight on the circus people who gives a magical impression, but again, it was just my imagination. We started with a very fun warmed up, and then we continued with the training, using the things that I told before. I liked circus, everything about it are so great, the people, the activities, even the surroundings filled the air with excitement… For the night we went out to eat American foods at Misty’s Diner.

The next day we had science excursion, Beyond High school lecture followed with the leadership project and cultural night. I love the cultural night so much. It was really interesting to build up new knowledge of other cultures from every country that represented by us. It was an honor for me to watch and represent it also from what I know about my country. I’m from Jakarta, Indonesia in case if you’re wondering. I and the other Indonesian kids were performing ‘Tanah Air’ song and a lil’ part of Saman dance which is one of the traditional dance from Aceh and we were wearing our traditional clothing; kebaya and batik. There are many other cultures that can be shown by our country. We have around 13.000 islands in Indonesia, and every separate part of places here has their own uniqueness that can be called as cultures.  We were proud to show a glimpse of Indonesia to everybody in the dining hall, even though we hadn’t had enough practice that made us sang 2 pitches higher than it supposed to and did Saman in an instant way; we still had an awesome night. That night was amazing; it felt like I saw the colorful, indescribable beauty of diversity. Every country has their own greatness that made us all proud and amaze with what we really actually have on this world that we live in, the differences that we have are actually the one who drew us together into one.