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Happy Independence Day Indonesia !! This is a very proud day as an Indonesian.
On this special occasion, my family, family’s friends from one of the social organization and I decided to celebrate Indonesia Independence Day in one of the Orphanage in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. It’s called Panti Asuhan Terima Kasih Abadi.
Happiness is not an happiness if we can’t share it with others. Early in the morning we gathered in one of volunteer’s house. After that we went straight to the orphanage. We were great in number, a total of 10 cars are used to go to the orphanage. ( Although not all of them was full >< ). Upon arrival, we prepared all the stuffs needed on that day. We were going to have some fun with the kids and of course with the volunteers itself. We made this activities ourselves, not behalf the name of one of the social organization. 🙂 We blew some balloons, marking the fields with chalks, briefing with the so-called team leaders (These team leaders will lead 10 or more kids, I called it so-called team leaders as we were formed on that day and we knew the games on that day too ! I also didn’t know what to do after being made a team leaders lol ).
After forming the leaders, we were assigned 10 – 15 kids each team. The “kids” ranged from the toddlers till the teenagers. After being made a team leader, I swear I didn’t know what to do but I was really trying hard to shove off the awkwardness. I tried to know each of them personally and tried to dig as much as I need to know. The kids were really nice. When the MC asked them “Apa kabar???? (means How are you?) “, they replied as loudly as they could “Luar Biasa, YES YES YES ( means AWESOME!! YES YES YES)”. We were really surprised. OMG they were really in sync. 🙂 and finally, it was time for GAMES !
Writing 101, Day Six: A Character-Building Experience
Today’s Assignment : Today, you’ll write about the most interesting person you’ve met in 2014. In your twist, develop and shape your portrait further in a character study.
Day by Day, Month by Month, Year by Year, each of them teach you something different, something new, something exiciting and something valuable – Andryan VT
2014 has been an interesting year. Everyday, every month was filled with different kind of stories, experience and people. Carefully observed, you must have met those kind of people that inspired you, gives you a new meaning of life. With this opportunity, I would like to introduce you to one person that really matters in my life and maybe in the future in your life too. This Person is the one that fulfill my spiritual needs. This Person is not only limited to one’s religion or spiritual point of view. This Person welcomed every kind of religions that exist in this world. This Person holds dear this world, everyday thinking about saving this world, everyday thinking about how to make this world a better world. Let me introduce you to Her.
It’s has been 3 in the morning and suddenly get the urge to write. Scrolling Instagram and I’m just looking back to the past back in 2 years ago after graduated from high school. I’ve never expected I can change so much during this 2 years. Looking back I’m just a timid, childish, boring, unfaithful kind of boy and looking to now it’s like I’ve been a different person. I’m still remember back at high school I made a promise to myself I’ll never go in front and talk to people unless I need to be but now, hell yeah, talking in front of public is not as difficult as it seems to be. Haha
What I need to say is studying in Jakarta is priceless but of course you need to know what you’re doing, who you are going to be friend, what society and community you will join. If you choose it wrong, say goodbye to your youth, you’ll be in a wrong direction and staying alone in Jakarta can be harmful if you choose the wrong things.
These two years has been fantastic. Learning so much and gaining so much valuable experiences. Studying and staying out of your hometown can be challenging and wonderful at the same time. You gained so much freedom, you can do whatever you wanna do, but you learned how to manage yourself, how not to use that freedom in a wrong way. Sometimes, I’ve been using the freedom I got over-extended. Haha. I played so much and studied so little. Have to stop that habit as soon as possible. Maybe I’ve got a very good marks and GPA but GPA doesn’t reflect on what you really mastered and you really know. Getting marks and good GPA in my university is not so difficult. You can study 1 or 2 days before exams and yet you get good marks (for me it’s like that haha). But, I’m feeling that I’m lack the skill to apply it to the real world. I’ve been neglecting Cisco CCNA material for a while as this semester is full of projects, I can’t concentrate to study something outside the university courses 😦 .
Reflecting on these 2 years, I don’t have any regrets leaving my hometown to go to an adventure to the capital city of Indonesia. If I stayed in Medan, maybe I’ll never learn how to manage my own life, how to change myself for a better self. Yeah, High School isn’t my favourite moments of life. When everybody says that highschool is the best memory you’ll ever had, for me these two years beats the high school itself. Yeah, I had several sweet moments in highschool, but what I gained here is much more amazing. You’re forced to go out of your comfort zone and see the real life. What you’ve done will benefit you in the future.
I still had 2 years to go before going all out to the real harsh society, competing with millions of undergraduates seeking for employment. Hopefully I can make use the next 2 years to its fullest. I’m planning to learn Chinese (Mandarin) badly. Going for a language class in Taiwan for a year is not a bad idea 🙂 🙂 . Chinese (Mandarin) will be so useful in the future and yes I regret not studying it well in the past, but it’s not to late. Learning Chinese and passing my Cisco CCNA Certification will be my short goals for now. Holiday for 2 months between July till Sept, I’m planning to go back to Medan, maybe learning some new things, creating and finishing some self projects and yeah learning intensive Chinese. Wish me luck and yeah I’m really satisfy with my life as for now. Feeling so grateful for the supports of my parents, family and friends. I met so much good friends here that I can refer to my second family in Jakarta. It’s pretty cool. For everyone who has just graduated from high school, I recommend leaving your hometown and seek for an adventure by yourself. You never know what you’re going to find there and for sure your life will be never be as fantastic as it will be.
Andryan VT – currently an Undergraduate in Binus University, escaping to Jakarta to change his life,
learn new amazing things and make a bunch of amazing friends