Jonkoping Trip, Sweden, January 2012

Bonjouuur people !! How are you guys doing ? It’s a windy Thursday here and the weekend is just one day away. As a person who impatiently waits for the work to start, everyday is holiday for me. I know I should write more, but there’re always something came up eventually. So here I am, try to pay my dues, just for you, my amazing readers 😀

Remember when I told you here about my unexpected adventure in my way to Sweden? I haven’t got the chance yet to tell you about what happened next after I landed in the Viking Land. Well, it was around 5.30am when I arrived in Charlesroi Airport in Brussels, the airport was quite clean, but the weather was a bit rainy. My flight to Sweden was at 7:40 am and as I tried to notice the other passengers, I found that the majority of them had strong Nordic look, tall, blond, and pale. Again, that wasn’t disturbing me at all. I caught a cute little girl grinned at me with her sleepy look. Poor little girl, she supposed to be still in bed in that ungodly hour.

My flight was on-time, and I was so happy that I got a near-window seat. A near-window seat is always my favorite seat. Every single time when I travel I will always find the urgency to choose my seat, which is near-window seat. Okay, I babbled too much. Sooo, the flight took about two hours, and I arrived in Gothenborg, Sweden at around 9 am. Anyway, my real destination wasn’t Gothenborg, but Jonkoping. But since I flew with a low-cost airline, Ryan Air, the direct flight from Brussels to Jonkoping didn’t exist. Heheheh.

Once I arrived in Gothenborg, I exchanged my euro, because Sweden uses krone as their currency. One euro is about eight to ten krones, depends on where do you exchange it 😀 Well, from Gothenborg airport, I took a shuttle bus (79 krones) to the city center. The city center was quite far, I spent like 30 minutes to go there. In Gothenborg city center, I went to Swebus counter to buy the bus ticket to Jonkoping, I didn’t remember exactly but it wasn’t expensive 😀 no worries. And oh, the site to look for the bus in Sweden is www.sj.se, truly useful, believe me.

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The trip to Jonkoping was a bit long. I believe it’s more than two hours. Fortunately, since I was pretty exhausted, I fell asleep in the bus. When I woke up, I was enchanted by the remaining snow in the street. Ah, life is good. Briefly, I arrived in Jonkoping station in the afternoon and then greeted by two friendly faces, Vidya and Sani, my two dear friends from MM UGM who also joined exchange programs. They then took me to their apartment by bus. Vidya and Sani were so happy seeing me. They said I’m the one who finally made it in visiting them, LOL. We couldn’t stop chatting in the bus, it was hilarious.

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I stayed in Jonkoping for three days.  Vidya and Sani treated me nicely, although I sometimes complained a lot about how far they lived to the city center. As a person who gets used stay in city center, their apartment was a bit too quiet, but the scenery there was fantastic. Vidya and Sani took me to several places. We went to city park, downtown bridge, and even to JIBS (Jonkoping International Business School)!

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Since i went there on weekdays, it’s a bit difficult to have Vidya and Sani till noon because they had class to attend. Instead of doing nothing, i initiated myself to go to IKEA, one of the leading departments stores in Europe which focused on home furnishing products. IKEA in Sweden was stunning. Well although there was also IKEA in Lille, i found unexplained feeling in IKEA Sweden. Weird, LOL. What i like the most about IKEA is the food and snack corner near the cashier. The food and beverage there were too yummy, not to mention cheap. Aaaah, me love it.What surprising in Scandinavian countries is that, the people there collect bottle for money. That was smart. The recycle thingy is easier there. I think the people there are already quite aware with the eco-style.

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Well, it was a nice trip in Jonkoping. Thanks Vidya and Sani for the hospitality. I won’t forget when we made bakwan fiesta or when i had to force Vidya to take me to the bus station at 6am in the morning. All the best for you guys 🙂

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Nostalgia Masa Kecil :)

IMG03156-20130101-1927Morning folks!! Apa kabaaar? Sudah tahun 2013 nih, gimana? apa kalian masih salah-salah nulis tahun? Saya juga masih begitu loh, hehehe. Sebenarnya, saya ingin memposting sesuatu kemarin, tapiii, karena  adek saya mendadak minta bantuan untuk menerjemahkan jurnal-jurnal, jadilah niatan saya menulis batal. Well, ya sudahlah tidak apa-apa, toh postingan saya kali ini tentang masa kecil yang sedikit banyak akan menyinggung adek saya yang bandel itu.

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semacam sesi foto dengan mama ketika saya masih, errrr, bayi 😀

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entah siapa yang meletakkan saya di meja seakan saya properti saja, hahahaha

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belum jago jalan, bisanya masih merangkak

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saya baru saja menangis kalau tidak salah, berusaha dihibur papa dengan dot berisi susu dan sebuah apel, hihihi

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iyaaa, ini saya loh, pakai baju army dan kalung manik-manik, juaraaa dey 😀

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nama saya Dewy bukan Dewi, waktu itu sedang karnaval TK dan diarak naik delman *penting*

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mau dicium lumba-lumba pun pose dulu dunkz

Lahir di keluarga kecil yang terdiri dari empat orang saja (ideal sekali yaaa), ditambah dengan jarak usia yang hanya 2 tahun membuat saya sangat dekat dengan adek saya. Masa kecil saya terbilang cukup menyenangkan. Dari kecil sampai TK kami sekeluarga mengontrak rumah sederhana di daerah Miliran. Rumah saya cukup sederhana, berkamar tiga dan berlantai semen, belum dikeramik, tapi malah adem loh ternyata 🙂 Alhamdulilah, ketika saya akan masuk SD, papa mendapat rejeki sehingga bisa membangun rumah sendiri dan tidak mengontrak lagi.

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aiih, cantiknyaa *abaikan*

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masa-masa ketika saya masih lebih tinggi dari adek saya, lihat, saya setengah hati menggandeng adek, hehehehe

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foto kesukaan saya, lucu yaaaa

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tertangkap kamera sedang mengudap cokelat payung

Saya kemarin bongkar-bongkar album foto lama dan terkaget-kaget melihat koleksi foto di dalamnya. Astagaaa, wajah saya semacam telah berevolusi, well, bukan berarti dulu saya seperti itik yang kini menjadi angsa, bukaaaan, kata orang saya memang sudah manis *pede* dan suka kamera sejak kecil. Kita lihat sama-sama yuk, ada foto papa mama ketika masi muda, dan tentu saja foto adek saya yang (masih) menggemaskan 😀

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saya lumayan feminim juga yaaa, kontras jika dibandingkan dengan adek saya yang berkeris

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mobil pertama yang kami punya, perhatikan dunkz gaya topi terbalik saya dan adik, berasa paling keren pokoknya

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my grumpy face 😀
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saya yang sekarang, tetap sadar kamera pastinyaa