Pheeee…ewww!!! What a dusty blog you are
It’s been a while since I “separated” myself from blogging world and in fact from travelling world. There’s a reason though… only it’s a reason that is personal and cannot be disclosed, except a vague explanation that things happenned :)
As I’m trying to re-connect myself from my inspirations and friends in the blogging world, my bestfriend happens to host a Turnamen Foto Perjalanan with her chosen theme: bridge. An excellent choice of theme that intrigued me to participate immediately.
Bridge has been an object of my many infatuations. It’s a connection that is humble in creating closeness with those close to our surroundings. If with airplanes, ships, trains and boats people needs to have initial capital to get on it, with bridge everyone just need a strong will to be on it and cross over to (what could be) a different world. I learned it first time from children story books describing beautiful yet exclusive palaces and fortresses that can only be entered using a simple mechanical bridge that would be made available by the discretion of the princes, princesses and heroes. Dreamy.
Bridge is one of my favorite objects to document especially when I traveled. Whether it’s a battered one making squeaky noise like the one I had to cross in Kupang or the wide and solid ones like those in Europe. Bridge is definitely an attraction to me.
With many pictures of bridges in my collection, I pick the one below to participate in backpackology photo tournament. Although it doesn’t show the bridge in entirety but it’s taken from a bridge in Venice. Looking at it makes me feel that being on a bridge, it presents me with at least two sides, options, views and like what I always wish for in life.. it allows me to make choices. Should we go right or left?
On 31 December 2012…..
….I still came to the office and worked till mid-day
….my uncle called asking me to pick up something from his store in Blok M for my dad
….I picked up the thing from my uncle which turned out to be a newspaper Suara Minang so my extended family can read about the latest news about Minang community group
….in an effort to teach Raissa the joy of sharing and giving, Kris took her to RSCM Kids ward to help my cousin and her friends giving out goodie bags to the children in-treatment there
….my cousin said that Raissa was quite helpful and unwavered in handing out the goodie bags to the patients in the hospital
….afternoon, Kris and Raissa picked me up from work and we thought we’re going to spend the last hours of 2012 by enjoying the events organized by apartment management
….as soon as I got home, my sister called saying that PapaDatu’ was so sick that he had to be rushed to ER
….I rushed to parents’ house, dropped my kids with MamaUo, and with Kris and Fahra rushed Dad to ER
….stayed at ER for 4 hours
….we checked into a inpatient room just 1 hour before midnight
….at midnight I watched the fireworks from the hospital window
….I was grateful for my sisters and I can take good care of our parents.
Happy New Year!!