When I was a kid, as I remember, I never celebrated my bday. Most of the time my mom only cooked to make yellow rice (nasi kuning) for whole family (I spent my childhood in Monterado and Singkawang – West Kalimantan). And about the present, I’ve got more than enough, not less than 3 times a year . Every four months when I got my report from my school, my parents gave me present because I got the highest score in my class.
Since I live far away from them and have my own salary, I never think about present any more and I think I am too old to ask for a present beside countless prayer from them. So, when someone asked me what are the special things that happened on my bday, I’d like to say I’ve got many prayers, phone calls from family and Mecca, not less than 3 meters paper wrote by my friends from CSS Batch II, I made my plan come true and went to my destination alone. And I think I won’t forget the moments. I also bought myself Sebastian, the gingerbread character in Shrek . He’s so cute.
The things that I think are what are my achievements until this day and find ways to reach my dreams. And also at this age, I must get used with question “kapan nyusul?” lol. I am riding my bike. The only thing that I know is I keep paddling it until I reach my destination and I am enjoying this travel .
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