I spent two weeks in Solo, before I head off to Bali. I surely hoped that two weeks should be enough for me to settle my heart and mind. I also hoped that it should be enough for me to accompany my Mum to everywhere she wish to go, before that rare occasion happened again, sadly, not in the near future.
Instead of making me believe that this is the right thing to do, every day spent in Solo just made me even hard to leave. Not to leave Solo, but to leave my Mum, staying in that house mostly alone all the time. We had a lot of chats in those two weeks...
Mum: I'm getting older, you know.
Bo: I know, Mum... no one's ever gets younger as time goes by...
Mum: And this house just gets bigger and more hollow every time I got back from the office.
Bo: I'll be here, at least for a while. To greet you every time you went to the office and got back from there...
Mum: Yes, but it'll only for a while. and after you're gone, it will be just me, alone. Sometimes I felt lonely being by myself. No one to talk to,,,
Bo: Please, Mum... don't say that. You can always call me everytime you want.
Mum: But it'll cost...
Bo: ...Mum... plis de... pulsa doang!
Mum: Hehe, Strolling into your empty room, or Dikki's empty room, you don't know how hard it is..
Bo: I would love to stay, Mum... you know it... But there's nothing to do here. I can't stand just staying in the house, being a louzy bastard who takes everything you gave for granted.
Mum: Like, you're not doing it now?!
Bo: Argh... yeah, I did it all the time... Hehe, taking advantage of you and Pap... ahahaha...
Mum: You could always work in my office... I'll arange things...
Bo: No, Mum... at least not now. I could do a lot better out there.
Mum: If you stay, I'll provide everything you asked for...
Bo: No, Mum... not now. I'll do just fine with what I have now.
Mum: *sigh* well, just promise me some things.
Mum: You take care of yourself. Don't do anything that would make your parents' name shattered into pieces.
Bo: I will.
Mum: It's a wild untamed world out there, and everytime you feel like you can't handle it anymore, just come back home.
Bo: I will.
Mum: It's Bali, for God's sake. I know you.. you love travelling, and there's nothing I can do to stop that. Just promise me one thing about this...
Mum: Don't you dare to get darker when you came back home!
Bo: Well, that one's tough, Mum... but I'll try... I can't promise you that, but I'll try. To make it easier for me, can I ask you something?
Bo: Can I take the four wheels mBleki instead of the two wheels magenta?
Mum:...*she gave the look of 'over my dead body!*
Bo: Well, at least I tried, ahahaha...
PS: Sorry I forgot your wedding anniversary, Mum... and pap... Really sorry... I should've have remembered... Please forgive me...