Today is the anniversary of my relationship with this city. We’ve been together for two years now. I haven’t seen much of Indonesia yet, but I can say that my roots are growing deeper in these grounds. The chemistry between me and Jakarta has been just right since the first time we’ve met. It’s not a pretty city, nor has the charisma that some of the ugly cities do. But I like this city.
I like it because there is sunshine. I like it because I can see big, lovely smiles through out the day, even if I don’t do anything nice in particular to deserve them. I like it because it makes me slow down and be aware of life, of myself. I just like it.
So happy anniversary to me. Here’s to you Jakarta!