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Two days ago I came across good friends A and G who I knew about two years ago. We opened up and had a deep conversation about each other. A talked a lot about his exciting childhood years and who he was five-six years ago. G told us of his countless achievements when he was a student debater and toured the world. Both stories were so captivating. Then there was me. Frankly said I had nothing to say about the past so I didn’t really say anything. It was when A asked me how my teenage years were like, that got me.
Hello, friends and family! It’s been like what – MONTHS, since my last post so I don’t know what to put on this one.
To start it off, I wanna let yous know that I left Siberia already! It was actually two months ago. Remember my mate J? We both left on July 16 right after we finished the second season of summer camp. We boarded the Trans-Siberian Railway in Krasnoyarsk in early morning and disembarked in Irkutsk the next day. The journey took around 22 hours and that was one of the greatest experiences of my life! Just so you know, Irkutsk is the city where Lake Baikal, world’s deepest and oldest lake, is situated but sadly we didn’t get the chance to appreciate the beauty of Siberia’s most astounding wonder as we had to catch our flight to Bangkok in three hours. Nevertheless, I got to see Siberian dachas and taigas along the way!
Just a quick update. We’re currently at Spring break camp situated in the outer part of the city. It’s my first Siberian camp ever and the kids are wonderful! Almost everyone who participates is from another town or nearby settlement. Internet connection is almost non-existent here, so this is going to be short but don’t worry I’ll catch up with you all as soon as I’m back in the city. In the meantime, here’s some nice shots from the camp just so you know what I’ve been up to these days.
Greetings from Siberia, friends and family! First and foremost, let me express my sincere gratitude for the positive feedbacks I received from the previous mail. I was blown away! THANK YOUS!
Today marks my third week in Krasnoyarsk. As time goes by I have met new people, visited new places, and obviously experienced new things I would’ve never thought I would do. I couldn’t write last week because the school office was still closed for the holidays and still is, means no internet for me. But luckily, the school director came to my flat this morning and gave me a loaded-up prepaid USB modem. It’s not the fastest connection but I’m so glad I have 24 hours of internet access now! Fantastic, right? Apparently there’s not much happening this week either because I only spent most of the times in the flat and to be honest it’s been a pretty rough and challenging one.
Hello everyone! Yes, I did. I can’t believe I survived my first week in Krasnoyarsk. It is SUPER COLD and a bit lonely here. There are so many things I want to tell!
The city of Krasnoyarsk is located in the heart of Siberia region, Russia Federation. I arrived here Sunday morning last week with twenty-hour layover in Beijing. Speaking of Beijing, I got to meet my two friends V and D again! I met them about two months ago, also in Beijing. V is a former Jakarta Sister City delegate and currently a student at 北京大学. She’s nice and fun. And J, he was one of the local volunteers at Beijing Sister City Youth Camp 2016 in which I participated, and happens to be one of my best friends now! He’s a really great guy!
Hello everyone! Just a quick update. I have just been elected as one of three Jakarta Sister City ambassadors. I’ll be touring to one of Jakarta’s sister cities to promote the concept of a future city of Jakarta that emphasises three main aspects: smart, ecological, and cultural. My first stop is… BEIJING! So I’m probably going to be refraining from Facebook or blogging for the next few months. However, I’m also planning to make video updates so stay tuned! I love you!! –Deny