As they say “all good things come to an end” and alas my time in Indonesia was cut short as the project took a different direction. I get why and how it happened and have perspective enough to recognize these things just are what they are.
I have zero regrets being involved in the project. It was fabulous working with a great bunch of guys and wish nothing but the best to our client too. We just finished the work remotely on the weekend and… as they say “It’s a wrap!”
The real loss is not being able to explore Indonesia more! During my trips to Jakarta from end July, I kept thinking “next time I’ll be sure to make more time to do XYZ.”
I had even made a commitment that the 3 week November trip would include activities OTHER than work! I had dreams of going “glamping” with a fabulous bunch of gals. I had dinners and various catch ups planned for the December trip. I even had high hopes my partner could join the January trip so we could explore outside of Jakarta together.
It all went puuufffttt! No November trip… no more trips at all… sigh… I’m left with scattered random photos of the few things I did do and…
A brilliant reminder – seize the moment when you can!
So, Jakarta, I do miss you! And would like to come back… I really really do! And next time I promise to take full advantage of the opportunity!!!
In the meantime, I have a few more Indonesia posts to come… yesterday’s “Sidewalk adventures… stumbling to work?” is an example of just how utterly random some of my pics are!
Ever have something cut short before you were ready?
Some Jakarta posts:
- When a “princess” finds a million a night just isn’t enough!
- Adventures in Jakarta apartment hunting
- “Happy Holidays!” aka the Jakarta exodus
- A proper “princess” penthouse pad!
- “Can you drop the Indian accent?” – Accents and voice overs
- The Friday Night Phenomenon – TGIF in Jakarta!
- Braving malls, masks and gifts… Jakarta’s Block M Square and Pasaraya Mall
- Sidewalk adventures… stumbling to work?
Aw, sorry to hear it’s come to an abrupt end 😦 I hope something new and exciting’s just round the corner for you. And I don’t mean debris on a pavement somewhere 😉
Haha! Yeah I’m hoping for something a wee bit more exciting than pavement debris. 🙂
In the interim, just agreed to be part of a Bengali play, have Christmas and a bunch of weddings coming up, and we’re contemplating going to Dubai for the Jazz Fest.
Finding interesting things is easy… finding interesting things that PAY…. hmm…
Yes, THAT is the bane of our lives!!! lol.
Sounds like you’ve got a fab few weeks coming up 🙂
That I do! 🙂
Interesting blog and I look forward to searching through it and reading more. Good luck with everything.
Many thanks! The good news is am just back in Jakarta – different project though…
I looked at getting work in Jakarta a few years ago after one of my trips there. Such a crazy chaotic city with never a dull moment.
Yup! Sounds spot on! And why didn’t you??
Couldn’t find any so made my way to Australia to work there. That also didn’t pan out so headed to New Zealand (my home) and then on to the UK, for a few years. Then Brasil. Then Colorado, Chicago, and finally San Francisco. It all worked out well in the end. I still get to Indonesia often and in fact will be there either later this year or next. I take groups there sometimes.
Certainly sounds like it all worked out! What fun!