Tomorrow I’m going back to Jakarta and then flying to Medan. This might be the third time I will be at my parent’s hometown. As I recalled, they always persuaded me to go there, but I also always had reasons to refuse. Back there, I didn’t have this hobby to travel around the country. But now I have, and I always search for a reason to go away from where I live. I always wanted to visit Medan but donâ€™t have a strong reason for myself to go there. Medan is a little bit further than other place Iâ€™ve visited. I preferred going around West Java to going out from this island.
Actually, at the beginning of this semester, I did plan to visit Medan just for sightseeing. At first I planned to go after this academic year ends. And at the middle of this semester, I got another reason to go there. One of my lecturers, Ms. Risnawaty (soon will be Mrs.), told me that sheâ€™s planning her marriage to take place there sometime around July and I promised her to go there. Well, thatâ€™s really nice. But then, before the end of this semester, she published an online invitation announced that itâ€™ll be at 27th January. Then I tried to call my father to ask for permission and transportation there. At first, I expected that he would refuse. Surprisingly, he didnâ€™t and in advance he bought the ticket the day after.
Okay then. Itâ€™s settled. Iâ€™m heading to Medan. The only thing Iâ€™m thinking now is I really didnâ€™t want to leave my current activity here being assistant at pelatnas TOKI 2007. Tomorrow will be my last time to meet them. Yah, good bye all of you! Iâ€™ll be missing you all!