Holaa,, after 2 years I didn’t update this blog, today I found several things I want to record here. I started today with a stint of pain on my knees. This was the after-effect of my first 10K marathon run with 2 college friends. Here is a snapshot of my small triumph last Saturday night:
Forget about the IronMan pose in the middle. It was just a headlamp that luckily fitted my chest (which means I need to build more muscle here ). Anyway,, today I had a full day sharing of joy of marketing team. I’m not part of marketing team, but I’m invited anyway :). Despite the pain, I really enjoyed the activity today at a restaurant inside Ancol. And during this activity I found 2 women that mesmerized me. We departed by bus from head office at 8.00 a.m and I happened to sit right beside this woman. Well actually she happened to sit next to me because I sat there first. We sat together at the back of the bus. And she introduced herself to me. I hadn’t met her though, until today. I’ve heard about her that she moved to her current role to replace a senior employee who moved to other office. This woman caught my attention in a way that has never been shown by other introduction of other women I’ve ever met. She asked me first about my current role. And then she asked me where did I graduate from (which, I believe, is a common question in my office). Moreover, she delved more into further details such as where I spent my high school, where I live, and even my primary school. It’s not that I don’t like her questions. I didn’t find it annoying either. No, not at all. But I was just astonished that this woman asked me that details in our first encounter. In fact I’m quite happy, knowing that someone want to know you more :). I enjoyed the conversation with her. It was sincere and very natural. Hope we can chat again next time :).
The other woman that amazed me today is my marketing peer. During the sharing of joy activity my marketing peers performed to be a girl band. And one of them really really has an outstanding voice. Jaw-dropping. Too bad our team didn’t win the tournament, but we were selected as the most favorite though :D. I believe she could make her fortune by joining a singing contest.
That’s all for the women. Now about the busway. Yeah, today evening Jakarta was filled with huge rain. I got trapped in my office during the heavy rain so that I ordered foods to be delivered to my desk. When I decided to go home using busway the traffic was so horrible. Especially at Roxy where there was a deadlock at the intersection (It’s been several times happen every time I go through here). It took 5 times of green-yellow-red cycle and no vehicle movement at all during about 15 minutes. This aggravated my pain on my knees because of course I stood inside the bus. Oh Jakarta, when will your mind-boggling traffic jam issue be solved? That’s why I hope one day I could move to more peaceful city where traffic jam is a not at its dictionary :). Amen.