I have to say that so far, 2013 has been magical. Here are several key moments that defined my first two months of this amazing year. I’m very sure that the rest of the year will be more awesome!
The moment when…
…I climbed the stairs of Borobudur temple at 4 in the morning, then sat alone in silence while watching the sky changed its colors.
…I saw my designs being wore and brought everywhere in form of T-Shirts and book covers for Indonesia’s most prestigious debating tournament.
…I slept in Changi Airport’s floors for a night.
…I watched Real Estate playing their hit-single “It’s Real” during sunset, with a purple and orange skies above me, and a full moon hanging on a distance. Suddenly, somebody blew some bubbles to the air and everything turned even more surreal.
…I almost fell asleep in a moving shuttle bus that strolled around the coastline of Sentosa island.
…I spent endless nights in various cafes with my best team mates to compile a 20-pages marketing plan that was all based on theories I learnt from branding blogs, plus a little hint of bullshit.
…I presented the paper with my two dazed, shocked, and confused team mates after we convinced ourselves that our team were not going to make it to the finals of that competition. Turned out, we made it.
…I received my first ever achievement in college. Nuff’ said.
…I presented that very same paper (again) but in front of a totally different audience: the Board of Directors of one of Indonesia’s leading pharmaceutical company.
…I had one of the most fun debating experience ever with my newfound family: Student English Forum ITB. We had several karaoke sessions, and some unforgettable misadventures.
…I fell asleep while driving at night, almost hitting a small police station, but fortunately woken up by a very minor “scratching” accident with a red sedan.
…I talked about God and afterlife in a private karaoke room with some of the brightest people that I’ve ever known.
…I learnt Statistics together with 15 or more friends, teaching each other and vice versa. Surprisingly, this two-days sessions helped THAT much.
…I taught some basic knowledge on Business Communication in a class full packed with my peers, willingly listening to my limited knowledge.
…I got several thank you(s) for the short sharing session. That made my life worthwhile.
…I tried too hard on a Muay Thai class and then continued with an interesting discussion over plates of Konro Ribs.
…I splurged on some expensive Korean food that ignited an awesome, endless laughter session for almost 5 hours.
…I remembered all those small details tonight, then writing them down on Tumblr at 3 am in the morning. Suddenly, I can’t thank Him enough for letting all these good things to happen in my life.
For those of you who experienced the things I mentioned above along with me: thank you. Without your presence, those moments will never be as magical as they were. I do hope that we’ll experience more and more magical moments as this year pass by.
Up next: UADC in Manila, (hopefully) directing a part in this year’s Oddisey, and several other competitions as well. Hopefully, to close this amazing year, I can join Worlds University Debating Championship in Chennai, India (If that’s not too much to ask for).
See you in the second part of the Magic Moments series, inspired by my bestfriend’s Tumblr post.
Have a nice Sunday, y’all.