25 February 2008

Jakarta

I'm in Jakarta now.

I'm travelling again. Again.

This morning, I met another frequent traveller in the airport. He's going to retire from traveling soon.

I wonder when will I ever get to do that, you know, stop traveling on my job.

The thing is, if I don't travel, I feel trapped. Bored. Lack of challenge. So I guess, I'll be traveling for at least a bit more. There's so much of the world I haven't seen.

Sometimes, when you travel, you feel a sense of homeliness when you return home. In some very unusual case, you get that feeling when you return to the same hotel. I felt the same homeliness today returning to JW Marriot here in Jakarta. Maybe it's because the rooms are all the same layout. And maybe it's because the power adaptors all sparkle when you plug them in.

11 comments:

Che-Cheh said...

Can feel any tremor over there?

I kowtow you man! If I travel as often as you, I'll be lying on the floor exhausted by now. (no matter how fun travel is)

_butt said...

I've never been to anywhere farther than my grandma's place near Lumut :(

I've never been to Penang even! shame on me. I'd always wonder what it's like out there...

Wingz said...

brader! i emailed lu!

Wingz said...

eh .. forgot to tell u ... your yahoo mia account

Wingz said...

erm ... i found your gmail ledi ... instead of yahoo .. i emailed your gmail :)

laundryamah said...

u shud bring someone along with ur travelling ma...

Chev said...

i wanna visit Indonesia too..
hopefully when i visit time, there's no earthquake nor tsunami loh.. :)

moz monster said...

che-cheh: Yes, I felt a little bit, but it's nothing major. Doesn't even raise a sweat to me. You should read my experience in the Taiwan 921 earthquake here.

It is tiring at first, but you'll learn to cope with it. The body is quite an amazing machine !

_butt: No shame, friend ! You have lots of time to travel all you want !! I'm sure you'll see the world a bit in times to come !

moz monster said...

wingz: Gee, you sure seem very, very, stressed.

laundryamah: I wanted to bring you wan, but laundryapah object, what to do !!?!

chev: Earthquakes will be a fact of life. There is nothing to be worried of, unless it is major. Tsunami is once in a lifetime lar ! Don't have to worry about it if you are far from the coastline !

may said...

I kinda like being rooted, actually. maybe it's the "earth" nature in me ;-)

enjoy Jakarta!

L B said...

I used to travel so much.. Now I hardly ever do so, other than to return to Malaysia for a couple months a year.. I miss all those hotel rooms in the USA.. sparks or no sparks.