Couchsurfing Experience: Tourist from China
Same as my first experience, I was asked by Ika again to accompany foreigner. There was Kerry, traveller from Beijing who stayed in Ika’s room for couple of nights. Initially, I headed to Ambassador Mall to meet with them. We looked for new phone number for Kerry then we separated. Ika continued to shopping, while Kerry and I continue our day, we went to Monas.
I just parked my motorbike at Monas, then we walked for a short distance to bus shelter. We took city tour bus. It was my first time honestly. I think, I also felt like tourist who enjoyed that bus for the first time. You can take that bus for free. One of interesting fact, you disallow to stand in that bus even just for short time. I stood for a minutes waiting for taking down in the next shelter, but the officer asked me to sit again, even the first floor was so full, so I needed to go to 2nd floor first, sat, bus was going, stopped, then we walked to 1st floor and took down from the bus. Ya, it’s quite annoying. But I take it as the straight rule.
|With Kerry. In the bus.|
We finished our city tour around 6 pm. After maghrib pray, we headed to Sunda Kelapa Airport. Again and again, it was my first time there. Unfortunatelly, we visited there in the night, so the landscape is not as beautiful as I see in the internet. Nevertheless, I saw big ships there. We continued to Glodok, Kerry want to meet two artists.
Kerry told me that she wanted to meet the artists. First time, she said about artist, I imagined jakarta famous celebrity. Nonetheless, she explained me more detail what they do. In one of their facebook page, I see one of their arts is painting on the wall. I told to Kerry that I recently knew how to create that one. We can design in the computer first, then project it on the wall using projector and we can draw following reflected line.
We went to Lock Packer, hostel in the Glodok. I met with the visual artist and also Adrian, tourist from Belgium. When I had conversation with the artist, I asked him detail, where usually he paints. He said, he was doing project in IFI, Thamrin. Italian Ambassador. The interesting fact is, I’ve been in IFI when they were painting, I told Kerry that I recently knew how to pain on the wall, but I didn’t recognize that the artists that I saw in IFI are them hahaha quite complicated yet interesting.
|In lost packer with Kerry, the Artists and Adrian|
All of us except Adrian continued to Melly’s, one of lounges in Sarinah. We had conversation there, then there was a woman coming and joined with us. She is the artists’ manager. As the time goes by, I asked here where she studied. She said, she has been in UK for 10 years. Ya, quite long time. Then, she said that she took visual art there, painting especially, but she changed her path into Art Business in her master degree. I was more excited when I knew she is art business graduated. I said that I want to pursue art business degree, I still do research what degree I should take? MBA focus on entertainment? Art management? Art business? Or what else? She gave me insight about those options and she said she was Sotheby’s Institute for Art Business. That is one of my intended schools. Why does the circle so small and we have interesting correlation?
I took Kerry to Ika’s room eventually. That night was so interesting and insightful for me. I got new connections and new stories 🙂
P.s: Sorry if my english still consists of errors
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