In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was a Good Day!
This far, I try to look everyday as a great day. Even though for today when I can’t just sit and ride my motorcycle happily because of this tailbone pain (oooh it’s painful), I try to be happy today. Thank God, I think I am happy right now, and I am so grateful that You still give me a good day.
So let’s recount what were happened today. I woke up at 8 (:haha) because the night before I slept at 12. Wondered whether I would go to Bogor or cleaning my room, I chose to clean the room and postponed the plan, maybe to next week. My room was quite messy, dusty everywhere and I have to use masker when cleaning it. It was a hard job to do, with all these dust! I hate dust.
Finished cleaning, I try to please myself with activities I loved: reading, writing, and taking some photos. I managed myself to finish an episode of Menjangan series: I don’t know when the post will be published but it was a huge relief to finish one episode after another. Telling an other side of Palapa oath, Majapahit’s conquest to Bali and a temple which summed all of these was very fun.
I also took some photos of this unknown technique–arranging the stuffs, book, camera, tablet, netbook, and you take the picture from above–I’ve seen it quite often in Instagram but I don’t know what this technique is called (can you help me?). I tried several times and were quite pleased–it may not be the best picture but I think I’ve done my best, considering the first trial.
I wandered around the city in evening, a ritual that I must done in the weekend. Jakarta’s traffic is quite smooth in weekends, no severe traffic jams but you still have prolonged stop time in the traffic lights, especially at business area such as Senen, Tanah Abang, or Mangga Dua.
But the city still worth to be explored, as I explored the streets of Salemba, Cikini, Medan Merdeka, Harmoni, Old Town, Gunung Sahari, then back again to Senen, Kramat, and Salemba, noticing some old buildings that once made Jakarta the Queen from The East.
I also visited Monas in the evening, an activity I haven’t done for almost several months! Well, I was quite surprised as Monas was quite different now. The gate close to Gambir Station is closed now, so people who want to visit the monument could enter just from IRTI and the northeast gate only. What’s more, people who entered Monas from IRTI must go through the shopping alley, Lenggang Jakarta.
I recognized Lenggang Jakarta as a good invention, where street vendors were localized to a place where people could shop, dine, and have fun after visiting the monument. It’s good, because there is no more street vendors inside the monument’s park, and I think it contributes a lot to the cleanliness of the park, as I’ve proven that there is no rubbish in the vicinity.
But some people grumbled about this, of course, they are the former street vendors who were expelled from selling foods inside the park… well, I guess every decision from the government has its proponent and opponent, isn’t it?
Late at night, shortly before this post was published, I got a phone call from my mother, we talked a lot about my hometown’s political situation and maybe I will make it to a blog post :haha. Talking with my mother is always fun and enriching, and it wraps my day, my good day, indeed!
And since this is a photo challenge, here are the pictures from today, things that I love so much:
My day was very good! How was yours? I hope it was good, too.