Happy Birthday, Mama!

Today would’ve been my mother’s 61st birthday had she still been alive, but she passed away last year after being in a very poor health for almost a year, only a little less than two months before her 60th birthday. I can still feel the sadness every time I see other people hanging out with their mothers or when I hear someone talking about the things their mother does to drive them crazy or even when I hear anything about someone else’s mother. I can’t help but thinking how lucky they are to still have a mother.

I don’t know whether my mother would be happy or not if she was still alive. Life in Indonesia doesn’t get any easier. But I’m sure she’d be happy to know that I have finally seen the world (well, one more continent that she ever saw in her lifetime but fewer countries) and that I’ve found someone who makes me happy. After all, all she ever wanted was for me to be happy. I just wish that she could see me.

I just remember that I actually have my mother’s last picture in my computer’s hard drive. It was taken some time in May 2003, a few days after my niece was born. She was already bedridden by then. Less than three months later, she passed away.

Happy birthday, Mama, wherever you are…


New Glasses!

So I’m back home again. Well, I’ve been home since the 18th but I just didn’t really have anything to post. But now I actually have something to post because, after being stuck with a pair of glasses with lenses as thick as the bottom of a Coke bottle for 8 years, I finally got myself a new pair of glasses with thinner lenses and all, and they are so cool! The frame colour is so close to my skin colour that when you see me from a distance, you’d think that I’m not wearing glasses at all. Here’s a picture of me wearing the said glasses. Isn’t it the coolest pair of glasses you’ve ever seen? ;) Well, maybe not. But I really, really, really like it. And that’s about all the excitement I’ve got since I got back to Indonesia. Sad, huh?

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The Last Day

Well, today is my last day in Canada. In less than 8 hours, I will leave Toronto, Ontario, Canada for London, England. I’m going to miss so many things about Canada: the wide open space, the friendly people, the car headlights in broad daylight, the huge number of red trucks on the street, the dollar store nearby, and most of all, I’m going to miss Troy. Here’s my favourite picture of us from one of our trips. That one was taken in Cape Croker, which is the creepiest place I ever visited in Canada.

Anyway, I have to get going now but I’ll probably be able to post again when I get to London. Regular blogging will continue when my globetrotting adventure is over and I’m back home again, which is only a week from now. Later!