Saturday, June 11, 2011

Back Home

I'm now 10,000 km away from Jakarta, and it's just strange. Going from a city of 15(ish) million (the number varies depending on who you ask) to a city of 39,000 is a bit of a change.

I slept with my window open last night, and I woke up to the sound of birds. Imagine that... and there's no palm trees anywhere. Not to mention the quiet (the church down the street does make noise, but it's nothing compared to the mosques of Jakarta).

But but but. There's some stuff I genuinely miss about Indonesia. Like... ah, can't think of anything. Starbucks, maybe, 'cause they don't have it here in Finland. Yeah, I'd go back just for the Starbucks. And my friends, but that obviously goes without saying.

It's funny, though, because coming back here I've had a couple moments of culture shock as well. Just the way people are dressed is kind of strange - or rather, the way they aren't dressed (the amount of shirtless men is unbelievable, and they're mostly not the kind you'd like to see shirtless...). I felt positively Victorian in my long jeans and loose t-shirt. Plus these people know nothing about traffic safety - they all drive on the wrong side of the road! - Just kidding. Anyways, the streets are really empty, it's weird, and there's hardly any motorcycles anywhere o.O

Okay, yeah, sorry, this blog was supposed to be about Indonesia. But right now, I need a short break from that place. I think I'll go wear a tight tanktop and shorts and get me some salmiakki-flavoured ice cream.

Love y'all!
- Anna xxx

Friday, March 25, 2011

I'm still alive...

...and writing a blog post!

An update on stuff that's happened since my last post, which was... uh... almost four months ago *hangs head in shame*.
1. We moved into an actual apartment of our own. Located right above a gay nightclub, as we then discovered.
2. I've started school, and that's kind of nice. Here, period means 85 minutes rather than 8-ish weeks, and the proper name for a skip is "honor pass" o.O
3. They know me at Starbucks. It's kind of scary, actually.
4. Oh, and we have a driver and a maid! Ahh, the life of a bule... maybe I shouldn't get too used to this, though.
5. And we just got internet access two days ago, which is always a good thing. In fact, the main reason I haven't done much (read: any) blogging recently is due to lack of internet.

Because I know how much y'all love my countdowns: 78 days. Until what? Why, FINLAND of course! <3

Other than that, I really don't have much to write about. Maybe I should go into huge detail about my school. Ok, that's what I'll do.

My school starts at 7.30 every morning, except Tuesdays, when it starts at 8.30. This means I get up at five. This means I'm a cranky bitch by the end of the week, but that's ok. Anyways, my school is really frikkin' huge, and it's full of palm trees and cats. The lunch is cheap - although I do find myself missing pinattiletut and makaronilaatikko and most importantly, kumiperunat. Too much choice here. :P

Also, the school library is pretty awesome, although they're a bit too enthusiastic with the AC, like in every other part of the school. Which is why I love breaks, it's always so nice and warm outside. Yes, that was shameless gloating about how I'm in Indonesia and it's just south of the equator and there's still tons of snow in Finland and HA HA!!!

Yup, probably should leave it at that, end on a positive note, rather than sitting here writing and going all sentimental and starting to talk about how I miss Finland and how I miss everyone and how I can't wait for those eleven weeks and one day to pass and gahh.

Right, over and out. Until next time. <3