I’ve spent 10 full days in the capital city last week that made me believe that I might be not a kind of city person, let alone the big one. By city I mean the average city in Java Island and by big I mean the metropolitan one. And if you think Bandung is big enough as a city then believe me, you’ve fooled yourself.
Last week visit was the first time I wandered around the capital city by myself. Not always alone by myself of course, because most of the times I got some nice company (thank You <3). I mean, by myself, without any parents supervised. You gotta clapped your hands for me on that one. :p
There were times when I had to go alone by myself and got me thinking, “I feel so alone in this massive crowds”. I never feel that way in the crowds of Bandung. Think of how massive the crowds in Bandung could be compare to in capital city. Dear Jakartans, do you ever feel that way?
Or when people were hastily moved from one place to another. I could never stand their pace. Why were they so hurry when the night was still young? My nice company, at that time, responded, “They want their fine rest. They wanna meet their family that they left at home because of working. Quickly”. Translation, they don’t wanna grow old on the road.
The simple rule of living a life in the big city that I didn’t understand. Now I do. We should never wait for a crowdless public transportation. Grab any opportunities that we can grab, because they won’t come twice.
If we travel with our loved ones, we perhaps don’t wanna arrive at the destination in a hurry. If we travel with our loved ones, everything runs slow in a nice way and we’re fine with that. If we travel alone and left our loved ones at home, we certainly don’t wanna waste our time in the messed up traffic, especially in the messed up traffic of capital city.
Or the label of kid that I put on myself isn’t suited anymore.