Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
At 27-28 Oct 2006, i had a change to go to Thousand island, located around 45 km north from Jakarta (Java island), it's kind a great adventure with all my friends, at 06:00 AM we did go to Muara Angke a traditional harbor (very small one :P), my friends and me around 15 people with full enthusiasm we go to pulau Seribu (thousand island), a round 2-3 hours sea trip from Muara Angke to pulau Pramuka (Pramuka island), the capital of Thousand island, this island is a civilization and region goverment office. One thing during the sea trip is the people of the thousand island is very familiar, kind and nice.
After reaching Pramuka island, we went to home stay that we already booked before, 1 night price at that time was around 300k IDR, after taking a rest and having some meals, we prepare to travel again.... renting 1 small ship, we travel and have snorkling to several islands around Pramuka island.
Also in the Pramuka island there is a sea turle conservation..
what a great islands in Indonesia. very glad to ever go to here.. and someday i'll go back to here again... explore other areas that we missed last time :)Read More......
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
By today, i can fill my form. Minimum age requirement to fill form 24 years old is fulfilled today.
Form that will be submitted to church, so there will be a priest that will pray for my form for my soul mate(still don't know yet who is she).
This form thing(soul mate) is not really my first wish.. but also i hope for it too :P, i have an introspection this morning, whether my life already make my God proud or regret to has me in this world.
And i realized that my God is never and never regret to has a son like me.
He never wrong to choose me as His son, and i now know the truly dream that i have to reach more and more is i can enjoy the God's mercy, God's best bless, God's way/vision, God's unconditional love and all whole thing that God's already set it up for me.
For now on i will learn to live in Your way stay focus to You.
Maybe there will be many challenges and maybe i can fail too, but I'll never surrender for all of that challenges.
Other hope is my family can feel and receive Jesus love in their life. and i believe i can have a better not only better but best life, keeping increasing and moving forward and become more excellent in everything i do.
After all i would to Thank you to my God, Jesus i love you. You are the best that happen in my life.
Thank you Lord, and sorry for sometimes disappointing You.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
The rest of the day in Tikalong was filled with playing with Tikalong kids/guys, playing in the river (first time swim in river :P).
also we have visited some villagers house have a chit-chat with them, went to old Tikalong school before the new one, visit the kindergarten school building. so for the entire 1 week, i really enjoyed staying here. Also below attached the picture of Tikalong scenery.
so what is left in Tikalong?
what is the vision in there?
what is still hidden there?
Next day in the trip (13 Oct 2007) Saturday at the morning, there was a gathering, every student from the schools (kindergarten, primary school, junior high school) were gathered together in the church's Hall.
Every student gave their best in singing, choir song.. what a great and wonderful song.
and as a gift from us, a bag with stationery. Thanks for the enthusiasm.
Thank you SD/SMP Kristen Filadelfia.
After lunch team was divided in 3 teams, 1 team to Maria Village, 1 team stay in Tikalong, and the other to Samantakin village. I was in team to Samantakin, the village can be reached only by walking around 2 hours, passing the forest, swamp and clay.
At night at Samantakin village, with a limited light (no electric line) and a lot of night insects, all villagers with full enthusiasm following our session, one of the session was a game which was building a tower with straws, this game talked about creativity and team work. A session was shared too, so every villages, every people can work together helping and no any quarel/fight each other.
At Sunday (13 Oct 07), praise and worship services at the village, in a school building (not as good as in Tikalong), and i was amazed by the enthusiasm of the children there, there still enthusiasm to follow the praise and worship.
After the morning praise and worship service, we did prepare to go back to Tikalong, i really miss the sauce that was made by the wife of the village's pastor.
At last, a lot of Thank you for the experience we have here, we learn about the simple, humble, enthusiasm and homely life. We never forget this village, and hope the best will coming soon to this village, also hope every child in this village can get an education.
Then... 2 hours happy walking back to Tikalong, great travel again.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Trip to Tikalong happened from 12 - 18 October 2007, already more than 1 years, But this trip still impress my heart and i think in my heart there is already a place for Tikalong.
Tikalong is a village in west Kalimantan (Indonesia), we reach Pontianak - capital city of west Kalimantan at 12 Oct 2007 09:00, team from Jakarta total 12 peoples.
From Pontianak we have to go to Pinyuh a small town it took around 1 hour to reach there. Then from Pinyuh directly to Tempoak village it took 1.5 hour, the trip until Tempoak was using small mini bus (below picture :D).
The challenging part was going to begin... after reaching Tempoak village, the bus has to stop and the trip to Tikalong will by walking or riding motor cycle.
At that time there was only several motor cycle that was used.. so several guys have to walk, by walking it took around 2 hours and by motor cycle around 45 minutes. So i did decide to walk, the air there is very clean and fresh You will never find it at town, really a fresh air, came in my lung, clean all polutant from my body.... :P. I really enjoy this walking trip even tough there was a heavy rain happened, so after getting wet for more than 1 hour i reached Tikalong village, in my mind i never imagined that in a small village inside of Borneo Forest, i can see a big school building, a big church with big hall in there. Also on progress to build dormitory building for the students and lectures.
what surprise things in next day?? will post it soon in Chapter - 2 Tikalong Trip
For me life is a journey, what kind of journey?
Journey to reach my maximal potential in my life.
Journey to reveal the hidden puzzle.
Journey to see how wonderful this life.
Journey to see how great Thou art that create a wonderful earth.
Journey to share life to the other.
Journey to be a part in a movement to change a nation.
Journey to be an excellent servant to our GOD,pleasuring our GOD (Excellent Servant History Maker).
Totally Excellent to overcome the impossible.
Journey from zero to hero have been started.
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee;
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!