Be grateful

Journey
Delivery man in Santa costume

His name was Li. I was sure he had a full name but he refused to mention it. As a deliveryman wearing Santa costume, his SoP required him to smile to people. Surprisingly, he said to my guide, “I hate this job. I don’t celebrate Christmas but I make money out of it. I think everyone should give money in Christmas and not making money.”

“Unlike many people here, I wish to return to the South. But life is more difficult there,” Li referred to rural areas of Canton (no, he refused to replace it with Guangdong) as home.

When will you return home, I asked. “I don’t know. Maybe two or three more Christmas,” he smiled, bitterly.

Be grateful and Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday everyone!

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Life
A rewarding trip. My version.

I consider myself lucky as I could share my life and my time with those people with whom I could be vulnerable and grow together. This trip gave me ways to proof and live it.

Thoughts
Indonesia. (In)complete.

Twenty four hours was not enough to explore the City of Bengkulu, let alone the province. But twenty four hours was enough for me to say that I was inspired by a mix of worry, quirkiness, gratefulness, hatred, pride and acceptance. Life feels more present with a mix of these feelings; I felt alive too.

Thoughts
Traveling the Unknown

Very few – if any – people like to travel without itinerary, in uncertainty.