Woke up early in the morning because I can’t seem to sleep well last night. I was reading Jodi Picoult’s Sing You Home when I finally fell asleep. It’s funny how I always complain about not having enough time to read my book’s collection but when I have plenty of time like now, I end up doing something else other than reading. My summer break is not effective at all. I sleep all day or watch TV. I keep on procrastinating my plans to renew the passport, driving license, check my eyes, and some other things I planned back when I was in Melbourne. I do better and accomplish more when I am busy.
Since the morning I googled information about tourist attraction in Jakarta. I still have more than 50 days left in Indonesia before I come back to Melbourne. I keep on telling myself that I can do so many things during my break. I remember planning lots of things when I was busy at work and looking for an escape from all the routine. I have the whole 3 months to do so and all I do is hiding in my room. Whatta social idiot I have become! I hate myself most of the time because of this!
Some new things I understand after I read random blogs:
1. Rats hate the smell of peppermint oil. Living in the biggest market in Southeast Asia (read: Tanah Abang) has its consequences. This place needs pest control! The newest thing Mickey Mouse did in my home was gnawing my money! Not just some money, but Rp.50k and Rp.10k. It seemed to ignore my Rp1k and Rp2k. Do the Rp.50k taste better?!? It really knows how to piss me off since I keep all my food in the container.
2. Seaworld Indonesia website is NOT MOBILE-FRIENDLY! It’s not irrelevant to be disappointed about this matter because a mobile-friendly web is what 72% of customers want (based on Google research). I hope more Indonesian companies pay attention on this simple yet important issue.
3. Transjakarta for IPhone is a paid apps. It’s not expensive, it’s less than a dollar. Problem is, the developer doesn’t seem to fix bugs on regular basis. The last update I found was last May 2011. It is more than 1,5 years ago!! >;,<; Maybe I am used to using PTV (Public Transportation Victoria) and I am being spoiled with its easy access. PTV apps is reliable and it's free. I hope it won't be too long until our transportation system is more reliable and comfortable to use. Oh, here's an interesting approach of viewing the transportation system in Indonesia by Adhitia Mulya.
4. I end up thinking that my motorbike is the most reliable and fastest mode of transportation to wander around Jakarta. The traffic is unbearable and I hate wasting time on the road :-/ Sigh
I was going to to visit Seaworld Indonesia today, but in the end of my googling, I finally decided not to go there, but to go to Monas and get some good shots of this national monument. Lets hope the sun is shining bright today :-)