A Sleepyhead’s Attempt to Write About A Weekend Adventure

An adventure is only an adventure if you don’t know where it leads you. Don’t you agree?

As a spontaneous person, I love making adjustments and changes in the middle of my adventure, of course it depends on the circumstances that I’m facing.  As a matter of fact, I did that a lot in our adventures and explorations in the city. To be specific, one of those adventures happened on a particular Saturday morning, during a long weekend in April where we decided to do a little sunrise photo hunt.

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Snapchat-ing on an empty bridge.

As you read in the few first paragraphs above, you probably wonder, “What are these 2 doing waking up very early on a freaking holiday?” Well, we thought of that as well. A few regrets passed my mind when I grumpily made my way to the shower that morning. What can I say? It was the love of exploration that kept me up and dressed at 5 AM on a national holiday.

The spot we intended to visit was a very long bridge that connects Citiwalk to Kasablanka. For such a long time, I’ve been passing this bridge every week on my way to church. It was only a few weeks ago when I started noticing that it is always empty in the morning. Plus, the view at 6AM when the sun started to appear on the east had always been captivating. This gave me an exploration idea that I soon proposed to HG, who is always keen for more photo opps.

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All blacks with a pair of white kicks.

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So there we stood, on an empty bridge at 6 AM in the morning, wearing all blacks. I was wearing a black hoodie from Forever 21 (simply because it was cold), a snapback from Topman (because I didn’t have the chance to cut my hair for months), a black t-shirt from Uniqlo (because, I didn’t want to be shirtless), a black skinny jeans from Pull & Bear and my all time favorite white converse.

HG, who was also in all black attire, was wearing a snapback, a long tee and a skinny jeans, all from H&M. He added a touch of blue by wearing his favorite blue scarf from Kana Goods along with a pair of white Nike hi top kicks. Here’s a few more photos of our morning faces that weren’t actually ready for any photos. Honestly, I really tried, but I’m just not a morning person.

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High top white Nike.

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Tight graffiti. Not.

Feeling unsatisfied with only one spot, we decided to visit a cemetery we’ve been dying to go to. Just to make it clear, we don’t mean that literally. I still have long years ahead of me, and I pray to God I will make it till I’m 100. Okay, this is the caffeine speaking.

So this cemetery isn’t just another cemetery. It is a war memorial cemetery for the dutch soldiers and high ranking officers who served in Indonesia during the war. The sad part is, it is one of the most well managed cemetery I’ve ever visited in my own country. Come on Indonesia, you can do better in honoring our own deceased soldiers! Maybe, I should run for the presidential candidate in 10 years and fix this? Okay, this is clearly the caffeine speaking.

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Trying to be a bad-ass daredevil.

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No, I do not have a bugs bunny tooth.

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Trying to look slick.

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Trying to be a bad-ass daredevil part 2.

So as you can see above, this cemetery has its own church. If my observation was correct, it has a mosque as well. We were probably trespassing in some of those photos, but if you know us, you would know that we didn’t really care. I was more scared of falling down from that high ladder compared to getting caught by the security. Allow me to call them “the guardian of the tomb.”Sounds quite awesome, ain’t it right?

Another photo spot we had fun on, was of course the gravestones area. It was very well maintained, it didn’t feel like Jakarta. It felt like I was somewhere in Rome since everything was very catholic in visual. Because of that, we decided to explore a bit more and take some more photos.

I tried looking gangsta, but I looked like weeping mother Mary, no disrespect. HG tried the praying pose, although I personally thought he was falling asleep in this photo. He’s a light sleeper.

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Is he praying? I can’t really tell.

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Don’t mistaken me for Mother Theresa in black.

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“What do I want for breakfast?”

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“How many plates should I have for breakfast?”

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Because sitting on a rocky floor is sooooo comfortable.

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Hands in frame. Kicks in frame. Half a person in frame. Whatever.

Even in our sleepiest and hungriest state, we still gave it our 106%. We want to give you a good content. That was why we took quite some time in this area, trying to wake ourselves up for better photos. Trust me, we tried a lot of poses and angles! Squatting was one of them!

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Squat game on point.

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Tired, sleepy and hungry, we went to grab some food. To Mall Ambassador we went!

Too bad the mall was opened at 10AM. We took some time to explore the parking area and took more photos to kill time. If you ever find me in a tired, sleepy and hungry condition, please feed me. Or else, I would look grumpy like one of these photos below. On worse condition, I would start laughing. That’s your cue to stay away and call for professional help, like a vet or something.

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“Just fake tying my shoelaces.”

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“Hey girl. Your daddy must be a drug dealer, cos you’re dope.”

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Well, you’ve reached the bottom of the page. That means after we took these photos, we finally had our food and rest. As of now, the clock says that it is already 2AM in the morning. I still have to go out and print my thesis, visit the Japan embassy to get my visa tomorrow morning, edit photos for my travel blog and… woops! I mistaken this post for my to do list for tomorrow!

Have a great week ahead! Keep exploring!

DR. (@demasryan)

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