We started the adventure on Friday, 17 october 2008 at 11pm. Anin picked us up with his karimun (mobil imut2 yang berguna bagi kehidupan jalan2, hahaha) and we went up north to mount Batur. We got there on Saturday, 18 October 2008 at 1.30am. The night was bright enough because it's fullmoon. And it was hot, because it's summer time in Bali (I wonder, were there be any cold time in Bali? haaaahhh... I almost go to the office in bikinis! If only I have the guts to buy a pair of bikinis and wore them to the office, ahahahaha... minta dihajar ma nyokap dan dipelototin sama orang sekantor,kwkwkw). We started hiking at around 2am.
on the first hour, I still manage to keep up my steps to follow everybody else. But in the next hour I felt like quitting so bad (Menakjubkan bukan, apa yang dilakukan tidak berolah raga sama sekali pada kondisi tubuh lu? hehe...). And forget the vision of Tangkuban Parahu which have steps to reach the top. This mountain is absolutely none of it! I throw up twice and my feet went trembling down on my way up to the top. Made me wonder, what's the fun of hiking anyway? Why do people go up to reach the top just so can the person could go down again? haaaaaahhh, life is full of mysteries. Vicky always leads the way, since he have climbed this mountain 3 times (and this is for the fourth? Vic, I salute you!) while Citta could smoke while she still could catch up Vicky's step... Ah, Citta... she's so energetic,, she really is.MArtha throw up once. I was the most pathetic person. But what was more pathetic is I couldn't give up to my ego. I felt so ashamed if I quit, so stubbornly I shooked my head when they asked me whether I would like to quit or not. Going up is really exhausting. We spent more than four hours to reach the top. Twice the average time. Really pathetic. I was the cause for the delay. I'm soooo pathetic.
But then, after not feeling my legs for 2 hours, we reached the top. Nice view. Like postcards view, you know. The most important thing on my mind wasn't about the view at the moment, but the thought of 'I have to climb down AGAIN?'. Man, this climbing matter is really beyond my mind. We reach the top at 6am. We were racing with the sunrise, but in the end, the sunrise won by around half an hour.
We spent almost three hours on the top. We even slept on the top! Mates, that's a really great experience. With an exhausted body, I slept on the ground surface, placed my head on my back pack. And I only woke up since the sun ray felt like burning my skin (free tanning, mates...hehe). I got the chance of pipis di semak2 moment,,, ahh,,, that's what they call 'nature call', hehe.
We climbed down at 8.30am. Vicky's so generous, he picked a different path as our way back. When going up was phisically exhausting, going down is like feeling my heart jumped out of my body. Jangan nengooooooook! Di sebelah jurang. Kepleset, and you're history.... Mak, gw bahkan bahkan blom kawin! Nikah aja tarsoktarsok, apalagi kawin? I slipped several times on my way down. At that moment, my feet feels like they have their own will. I even have a thought of 'Vic, daripada lu jalan cepet2 dan ninggalin gw, gimana kalo lu ngegendong gw? AYolah,,, gw emang berat, tapi ga seberat waktu gw kuliah ko, hehe...)'. But hten, my pride took over my mind. Everyone was on their foot and I have to ask Vicky to carry me? Yeah, over my dead body! hehe...So, even I have to drag my feet and my face looked like I was going to swallow someone if I have had enough energy, I still walk, eventhough I was left reaaaalllllyyyy behind. Hell care, as long as I walk. Someday, I'm going to tell my grandchild 'oma dulu, naek gunung Batur, dan bener2 pake kaki oma sendiri... Cucu gw kira2 bakal ngejawab gini...'Oma, gunung Batur kan cemen, teleport juga bisa,,, ah, Oma cemen! ...itu kalo cucu gw ngewarisin bakat nyolot gw, hehe... haah, from all of the traits I can inherit to my granchild, kenapa nurunnya malah nyolotnya gw, coba? kan masih ada sifat malas, rakus, songong, narsis... darn, I don't have any good qualities,,,). We reached Anin's car before 1pm. Oh, how I was so relieved to see that cute silver Karimun,,, muah...muah...muah... Karimuuuuuuuuun, aku padamuuuuuuuu... uhuhuhuhu....
Anin drove us home (Nin, tengkiu berat yaw, lu ga capek apa,, nyupir pulang pergi? salute, Anin!), and I reached my boarding house at around 4pm. Haaaahhh, I only changed my clothes and do some bits and bobs then I fell asleep until 9pm! (Maaf ya, Tuhan...). I woke up, grab something to eat, replied text messages, write a text message, and got back to sleep at 12. When I woke up the next morning, I went back to sleep again, hehe. I finlly came to my common senses at 11am on Sunday 19th october 2008. Washed my clothes, clean my bathroom, and do some groceries. At night, I strolled off to Gramedia, to buy FuturArc (I'm in there! yay! yay! uhm, actually it's my project they were talking about, but it still have my name in there, yay!yay!) and met Eiy, Yayak, and Dedeq... Yes, I still drag my feet at the moment.
Now, Monday, 20 october 2008 at 1.30am, here I am writing this journal and watched peter pan on TV. Hah, what a weekend.
here's a few snapshots, guys! enjoy!
Thank you for every one that have been so generous to me, waiting for my slow steps... It'll took me years before I even think about climbing mountain again, guys... sorry...
I guess it's true when people tell if your personal life went trembling down, your pro life have to be something to be proud of. Since my really personal life is ruined, I guess it's time for me to think seriously about my pro life.
Happy graduation day, dear someone. Trully sorry I couldn't be there for you (like, it's not new any more, right? I was never there when you needed me anyway, I'm such a pathetic friend, am I?). Now, you're just a back that I could only stare at. Not a shoulder I could lean on anymore. Is today really your graduation day? I'm sorry (again) if I got the wrond date. Proven again, I'm such a pathetic friend, am I? hehe... cheers! pop up the champagne!
Mum, Dad... November 10th? I'll see what I can do...But I wanted to go home in december too... Let's see what happen...