Wednesday, 5 August 2015

First day troubles

My ticket was 3.20pm flight,and arrived Bandung, Indonesia 4.10pm.(Malaysia 5.20pm).Never mean to cover my clumsiness, I admitted my first time flight wasnt endup so perfectly.Everything was screwed up and come in mess at the moment I found our agent forgot to add on extra 30kg luggages weight for us. My day came in cloud and storm, slightly striked ligthing.With each kg of extra 1 kg weigh they might charge RM 50.After few of discuss and initiatives ,finally we settle it .We late for flight.Rushing like hell with 6kg of hand luggage and heavy laptop bag. I even din had much time to say to my parents when boarding, instead rush for flight.

Inside the plane, I was placed in between 2 mans,a Japanese guy and a Indonesia uncle.My heavy big laptop bag did make a big smash on the uncle face when I tried to get into my seat.Really felt sorry for that.I thought I might had sweet rest after all those disaster. Unluckily,the uncle sit beside me was truly friendly,until I need to act sleep.Non stop talking.2 hours was just another torture.

Forgot to mention here, when I look down from  the flight through window , view up there was gorgeous and now I understand why my boyfriend so addicted to aircraft things.A little bit impressed  toward intelligence of human created a vehicle exactly can make us fly like bird in blue sky.

"I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky........"

Bandung airport, the actual look wasnt what I expected. I expected for look at-least like KLIA or KLIA 2 airport, but what it was just more likely an old bus station building than airport.Once pass the kastam , we stepped into a busy and noisy open area.My heart sank, as I started worry about the university.What if the ITB I saw wasnt what I expected?? I sure be so damn sad and disappointed. No comments about the immigration and kastam , was slow and crowded like Malaysia. The different is Malaysia airport facilities and environment "N" times better than this.Suddenly I felt Malaysia is nice, started to miss my country.

Almost to 30kg luggage,1 hand carry,and laptop bag,I damn suffer to bring all that along me.The departure site wasnt even organised well.Once I got my luggage and get out.Crowded making me hard to breath.Taksi drivers proposed themself to help me carry my luggages, I stopped it.I did some research before,some bloggers did shared their experience been charged so expensive by those driver.Repeatly checking my passport and phone,anxiousness keep on rise.My eyes was staring around, tried to be alert to this totally strange surrounding until our driver(supir) come.

Got into car, I guessed my driver real identity was a racer. He managed to make corner with the space of 0.01cm between the building. (Bandung road more like a street )The motorcyclists here not much of self safety awareness. Speedily ride in between the cars.This terrified me the most.No doubt ,my driver did owned super thumb up driving skill.Such funny as I automatically reacted to step on my invisible emergency brake at passenger seat.

Since I reached Bandung until 8pm ,dinner time we still haven't got our sim card.Totally lost contact with the outside world. Why we din get our sim card? The answer is our agent mentioned the sim card at airport quite expensive and promised to bring us some where else which cheaper.The problem was we dun care about the price but I want call my mummy.Another reasons, we crushed with Bandung peak hour, horribly stuck in the traffic jam. (In Indonesia they don't say traffic jam but "mace ")I bet  my parents sure worry about me at the other side  in Malaysia. Before boarding I promised will straight away brought sim card and informed them.

Finally we dropped by shop,grocery shop.Maybe I just a typical Malaysians,when come to the money stuff I seriously got stucked. Imagined 1 liter mineral water cost me 4000 rp. My reaction super funny.The price tags on the rack did hold me for few moments. Straight away took out my phone and starting do my rate changing calculation.4000 rp is like RM 1.20(Cheaper than Malaysia ).What a relieve and embarrass with my reaction earlier.I drink a mineral priced  4 thousands,this sure shocked everyone if I dint mentioned was in rupiah.  HAHAXD

In Malaysia I used with money in 1 or 2 digits, now still not yet  adapted with too much digits and zero.I realized all of us, mean me and my friends had a  too bad habit.What ever we want to buy we need to take out our calculator and count first.Forgive on our behave, as we still new to this strange country need time to familiar with those thousands and millions money notes.My mathematics wasn't so good, the price tags did made me nervous some how.

Another funny story happened. That was a late dinner.Exhausted with whole day.We come to a restaurant and planning to feed our tummy. The menu came.Too bad, nothing in the menu I can understand except Nasi Goreng Ayam (Mentega /asam )Since that was the only things I knew and familiar with. So three of us refused to take the risk order strange food.We order 3 NASI GORENG AYAM MENTAGA.What we all expected was chicken fried rices with margarine. When the food came,we all blur. 

The waitress served the wrong food???

"Ya, ini la nasi + ayam goreng mentaga " the waitress answered us patiently.

All bursted in laugh after knew we totally got wrong with the menu.Another Sabahan guy,which come along with us ,laughed and continue with his "dago" special nasi goreng. Honestly I damn jealous the sabahan guy,because he ordered the right food,fried rice.

Done cured our hungry tummy, we told the driver to drive us buy sim card. Stepped into the shop,the shopper was friendly. When we ask him about the data mobile plan.He started to promote lot of mobile plan.We kept nob , actually we dun really captured what he said. I found communication problem between us as the shopper talk too fast in Indonesia language and too much digits of money was including.Back to our habit, took our phone and started converting rp into ringgit.I took SIMPATI sim card plan with 5Gb of data, it cost me 85 000rp.Sounded much but actually when converted into ringgit, quite cheap only Rm 27 ++.When we got our sim card, first thing was subscribe to internet then called back to Malaysia.For the whole day long, the most happy part was my phone subscribed internet ,can call my parents.

Bandung is cold place,especially night. 2 hours non stop calling my mum, my dad,and my boyfriend via whatapps .12 o'clock only I made my mind to shower after whole day long.My rent  house  water heat by gas while at home I always used the electric one.So I cant really made a good adjustment temperature of shower water.Shower in sudden cold and sudden hot water.

Still so many things havent settle yet, my luggage, my kitas, my insurance, my ITB registration....

I got bad instinct next day will be a long day.

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