I started my Sunday by spending time with my mum and brother at home, relaxing. Then I went for lunch with my friends in Kemang area, in an American restaurant called Nolita Coffee & Comfort Food. We used to work in the same place but the three of us have left the company now. It was great to meet them as it has been awhile since we last hung out together.
Like I mentioned in this post, this year me and a group of friends are turning 30. To bid farewell to our 20s and welcome our 30s in the most fun way, we decided to host a celebration for each of us on our birthday. There are 7 of us so that means 7 parties this year! Sounds like a great start to our 30s, right? 🙂
If you have been following my tweets, you’d know that something is bothering me lately. I’m not going to spare you the details, but I used to be angry, disappointed, frustrated and sad at what is happening. Haha that’s a lot of emotions right? I’ve been ranting, expressing my thoughts, and have also vented on Medium. I think I’m going to use Medium more often to vent on current affairs so that this blog can stay as it is (happy stories only!).
It was the first day of Chinese New Year and we did not have a lot of things left to do in our itinerary. We decided to relax, enjoying the hotel while packing our stuffs. At around 10 we left the hotel for a last minute walk around George Town. We wanted to visit The Blue Mansion but well, it was closed for the New Year celebration.
Our day started early, despite staying up late the previous day. We were just too excited to explore Penang! We had complimentary breakfast at the hotel then walked to our first destination: Pinang Peranakan Mansion. It took us around 10 minutes to get there, very convenient.
We arrived in Penang Saturday afternoon, after a mere 2.5 hours flight from Jakarta. Upon arrival, we took Uber straight to George Town, where our hotel – Ren i Tang is located (I will review the hotel in a separate post!). George Town is one of UNESCO world heritage sites and a popular tourist spot. Since it was our first time in Penang and we only had 2 nights.. staying in George Town was perfect.
If you are following my instagram account (@christachi), you’ll most probably know that I was in Penang
for the weekend. It was Chinese New Year weekend and in Indonesia we got the Monday off, so it was a perfect time for me to go.
Last weekend me and my friends went to Bandung. There were four of us and we’ve known each other since we joined the same company back in 2011. Though now two of us don’t work there anymore (including myself!), we remain close friends and occasionally travel together. This trip was special because it’s the last trip before one of us left to Melbourne to study. So it’s like a farewell trip too :’).
Hey everyone! I know I haven’t posted anything in a while.. I’ve been swamped with work and other stuffs. Like now I am supposed to leave soon but I am itching to write!
So this is just a quick and un-meaningful update to tell you that I am still alive! hehehehe
I hope you are well, I hope you will have a wonderful weekend with your loved ones.
Now I’m going to leave you with this jumpy song from Belle and Sebastian called The Party Line, enjoy! 🙂
This year will be the last year of my twenties.
Funny how time flies.
My weekends have gone from mall to mall, concert to concert, club to club, cafe to cafe, and now, playground to playground.
Invitations that I received have gone from birthday parties, to engagement parties, to hen’s nights, to wedding parties, and now, kids’ birthday parties.
And just yesterday I found myself with no one to attend a concert with! Although I ended up going with a friend, but I was this close to going by myself. It’s not like I did not want to go by myself. It would not be a problem for me. But I had a couple of tickets free from the office, yet it was hard to find someone who was available.
Funny how just last year, I went to the same event with a group of friends. This year, I almost went there by myself!
Where did all my friends go?
Don’t get me wrong, I love my friends and their kids’ birthday parties 🙂
But it’s just funny, how time flies.
Now I wonder what my thirties will be like. One thing for sure, I plan to keep going to concerts, and hopefully will have R’s company 😉