Missed the flight...tsk!
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August 13th, 2009 – by: silvastar
My flight scheduled to depart in 15.05, it was exactly when I stepped my foot on the airport. Hopelessly I entered AirAsia sales office in Terminal 3 Sukarno Hatta Airport Jakarta only to informed that they don't have any flight to Yogyakarta on that day. Next door is Mandala Airlines which just sold their last ticket to Yogyakarta few minutes ago. Drag my bag and jump in to shuttle bus heading to Terminal 1 where they have the rest of domestic-route airlines. On the bus I called-just-to-let-them-know; Mario-my boyfriend, who's partly responsible for me being fashionably late (and blame the rest on the traffic of course) and Astrid who's on her way to the airport also for 7PM flight to Yogyakarta, and Jorrit who's definitely gonna kill me if I failed to get to Yogyakarta that day.
So there I was asleep on my solo flight to Yogya, arriving around 6PM. I felt the urges to grab some caffeine so I texted Jorrit to find me at Dunkin Donut stall. They have nice cappuccino, you know. It surprised me to find how tan he become, not the pale foreigner I found lingering around in the airport few weeks ago. So apparently he got there by ojek, and we didn't know any other option of transportation to get out of the airport except taxi. We strolled our way to Malioboro. Dropped off in Sosrowijayan street and I notice firstly, Bladok Hostel. Nice small garden resto, pretty packed with tourist, I can tell. And there I found the sign "Sorry, we're full". D*mned!! Browse for some other hostel near that area, but I already in love with Bladok and I didn't want no other.
We picked one of the lesehan food stalls. And finally Astrid join us, with a friend of hers who's living in Yogyakarta, named Arif. I'm not that hungry so we ordered one plate of nasi Goreng for two (that's me and Astrid) while Jorrit ate 2 plates of em..sjeez. After dinner we're off to Sosrowijayan (again) I showed Astrid Bladok Hostel and still insist that we should stay there. Astrid had to drag me from the receptionist counter begging for room to the hostel just in the opposite of Bladok. There we checked in to a really crappy room. Well, I know for sure what 'crappy' defines, this one is CRAPPY with capital. It was even that crappy that I can't remember the name of the hotel. The room was about 2,5 x 2,5 m with two single beds, no blankets but they give us soaps instead, even though the bathroom and toilet is shared.
Me, Astrid, Arif, Jorrit, Candy and Eph continuing the night heading to this bar really near our Hostel called Inferno or Devil or Satan.. hmm, not sure...wait I gota check it first. *runs to picture folder*..ah! Lucifer it is!! Hahahahaha...I remember Eph told me not to worry cos he's a son of a preacher.. (yeah, so?)
They had live band performing classic rock such as Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Queen, etc! we're almost karaokeing! And oh, apparently Jorrit and Eph pretty well known there. They welcomed them warmly as if they're premium guests..
~to be continued~
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