I woke up in the morning on 24th of August. It's my father's birthday, I congrats him at midnight while he was watching some film :p Anyway, All of us took a bath and prepared everything. Then, my cousin, Rendy come to say goodbye for the last time. He helped us took some photo before and after bath too. After that, we had some breakfast together.We ate roast pork and bihun which is some of my favourite food. At last, off we go to the airport. I slept a little bit on the way to the airport because I'm sleepy. I arrived at approximately 10AM and immediately went to the check in counter. I brought 2 baggages (which is very heavy) and a back pack (which is heavy too). The baggage is around 22 kgs each. After the check in, I went outside to meet my fam again. We ate at Toni Jack's, spending the last time we had, hearing some wisdom words from my father. Then it's time for me to go. As we went near the entrance, I can say nothing to them.My sisters just stared at me sadly and my mother cried which make it harder to leave them, but there's nothing I can do except convincing them that I'll be all right (eat on time, sleep on time). So, off I go.
|Soekarno-Hatta Airpot with my family (Destination : Taiwan)|
|Taiwan Airport. (Destination : San Fransisco)|
|Chicago Airport (Final Destination : Columbus)|
Hey, so it's been like almost 1 year since I wrote the blog. I'm sorry I was so lazy and unmotivated. hehehe. So let's see, there is so much that I forgot since then, so I will just try to write what I remember. :)
So, I used the free internet service to update my family and I think some of my friends. Without any delay, I signed off and went to San Fransisco on the next plane. That was the longest airplane travel so far. I tried to sleep but it was so hard because it was so cold and uncomfortable. On my left, there was this an Asian man with his wife. I remembered having a bit conversation with. I think they praised me for my bravery :) On my right, there was this Taiwanese women in her late 20s or early 30s. I had more conversation but I don't really remember what we were talking about. She gave me her business card and I'm pretty sure I still have it somewhere. ( I just moved in so please understand :D) Anyway, I tried so hard to sleep and after a long restless night, I arrived at SF Airport. You can find more of my picture in those airports even though I can't remember which is which :p
There is nothing that i can remember from the SF-Chicago flight but I do remember that my first food in USA (Chicago) was McDonalds :D it was about $3.59 or so and i thought it is so expensive. hehehe.. but I'm so hungry so I need to eat. The time was pretty tight so I went to the next flight from Chicago to Columbus. The plane was really small, only 2 seats per row. I remember seeing Lake Michigan for the first time.
Later on, I finally arrived at Columbus. I took my baggage and start looking for someone that was suppose to pick me up. His name is Nelson Moorhead. He volunteered through IFI to pick me up and deliver me to another volunteer's house where I will live for a few days. I went through the gate while looking for him. It turns out that I passed him because I was not sure which one is him. After a few confusion and phone call, we met and we went to his van. I still remember our travel from airport to Campus Area. The weather was nice and windy. I was seeing the landscape and I felt this blissful and peaceful feeling at the same time. ^^