I think I’ve develop new love for animals other than cats: (hell it’s not gonna be ROACHES) Sea-turtle!
AND ALSO A NEW HOBBY I’M SO DAMN PROUD OF: Swimming! (/freediving)
It ain’t legit until you take underwater selfies. Dat gracious lips.
While you were shitting around in front of your textbook for finals, (YES IT’S FINALS WEEK) WE went to Derawan on May 14th on a long weekend! I actually had to choose between going to Derawan or Lombok with my cousins on the same period (first world problem). Even though I just went to Gili Trawangan and a bit of Lombok last year, it was the paradise that you won’t mind going for the 567834567th time 😥 but then I thought, this might be our last family holiday before Gilang is leaving to Kyoto for college, so why not.
A week prior to our trip, Ayah and I climbed Mt. Papandayan. Bunda came along initially but decided she would rather go home before we even reach 1/8 of the track, so there’s that. Ayah was doing surprisingly fine given the age, well he used to hike when he was in college, so there’s also that. By that moment it was my 2nd time going there, and the scenery was still the same with the brain pictures I took last time I was there, well only now it’s jam packed with people. And by people I mean some of them wear heels. (THIS I AM NOT KIDDING YOU OR WAS I).
Daddie & daughtie time!
In fact, Gilang also went separately with his high school group but we didn’t get to meet because the camp was CROWDED AS HELL (PFFT no hell would be crowder am I right nerds? right? ahaa~ *witty mode: on*). What I couldn’t believe was some MAJOR DOUCHEBAG actually brought a fucking firecracker and lit it WHILE I WAS PEEING IN THE WOODS. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. So yeah it’s been a traumatising experience for me 😦 (LOL NO JK)
bitches be trippin (read: BEACH TRIPS)
Despite of our first experience of hiking, I can safely say that my family is a beach-type of family since we had big trips to the sea every year (Kepulauan Seribu, Gili Trawangan & Lombok, Derawan). Bintang is a really kinetic kid like all sports, you name it: karate, cycling, swimming, etc. And he is so good at free-diving! While I had a bit of trouble free-diving because we all know the size of my tummy. I know, I know, I’m basically a whale.
Though that was my first time ever snorkeling with no life jacket and also my first time free-diving. my favourite thing there is that the nature is still so untouched that you get to see wild animals here and there without without actually made the effort to look for them. There we saw:
Jellyfishshshsh! The kind that doesn’t sting, naturally. They say you can only find em here in Maratua lake or in Philippine. Thank GOD we didn’t swim to the center of the lake, we were talking to some locals and found out one of them saw a giant snake underwater like NOPE. NOPE. NOPE. NOPE
Lion fish! Now this one stings. Well, poisonous might be the word because it can make an adult passed out by touching the fins like oMG
Clam! It was so big I thought it could eat us
And guess what: it actually changes colour!
I consider myself now a sea-turtle magnet because last 3 times in a row I was in the sea, I GET TO MEET ONE! And when we went to Sangalaki island which is a conservatory for baby sea turtles, I managed to put each baby to sleep by rubbing their head gently AREN’T THEY JUST THE CUTEST THING ON EARTH I JUST NGAFHAEHNAEYGCYAW
Anyways, before we go to Derawan we stopped by our cousin’s house and her hubby who works at Total joined us for lunch. They go out since college days, both graduated from UGM, same batch. (in fact cousin-in-law was the president of HMTG FT-UGM back then). They still live a beautiful 6 years of married life and no kids to ruin everything yet. And I gotta say I legitimately envy them. (And also, he reminds me of someone I know) SO THERE.
Back home I got really TANNED like you can literally see the line between the lighter and darker area in my face, but I guess it’s gotta be something to brag on. (Again, HOW?)
Also special thanks goes to Mr. Adit who generously allowed me to take the Ceramics Materials exam in advance.
To end this post I’m gonna put the short video I made as a tribute for the sea turtle I met while waiting around Ayah and my brothers from Jumu’at prayers: