It has been about 25 days I life in Jakarta. There's so many things that I have received, and of course tima after time I have able to adapted in this situation, custom and environment that over all almost different with my past hometown. From the one side we can imagine that Jakarta is an fantastic town, which every thing is seems to modern and available. Jakarta also the center of goverment, business area in Indonesia. But the positive image is not always follow it. Indonesia citizen certainly can see and argue that Jakarta is a 'cruel city'. Which if we not able to stiff and strong we can get many trouble in living there.
I remember when I want to go here. Many of my friends talked to me that 'do not too innocent, do not too kind if you in Jakarta, because if you stay like this you will be oppressed'. The argument and suggestion of my friends make me thinks hard. I do not believe if I have to follow their suggestion. And I am sure It was not like they thought. Not all of people there have a cruel heart, although perhaps there are many of them who like that. I also affirm my self when many of people said that I will change in next periode after living there, through my life style and minded. I want to be a ussual girl who still stay simple, not over, and kind...
Now it almost one month I living here. Jakarta life is begin to change my mind. Not because I have to follow the style of this metro town, or I have to half with many people. But how the way I have to do a flexible performance in the middle of this life.
Fortunately I stay in my cousin house who really care and give me many of new thought. She teach me to leaving here, adapted with this city, and preare my self if oneday I get job interview. She also often ask me to the shopping center. At a first time perhaps I feel annoyed with her mind. Although She is rich people but She shouldnt to spend money to buy a high class clothes, or shoes, or bag. But when She talked to me that all of these is a must to living here, I begin to think twice. She talked to me that if we do not use an expensive things when I walk in the center of town, or when I working, it is sure that many people will not be respect to us, and will override us.
It have happened in me when I visit Pondok Indah mall, Taman Anggrek Mall, Grand Indonesia mall. When my cousin asked me to visit a counter which sell an international brand, sometimes I feel uncomfortable with my self. And perhaps it is true which what she said to me that we make up our selves for the confidence and in order to will not be override by somebody else.
My cousins is like my mom now. She is really care of me. She always think to change my self. She also often to bought me all of everthing that I should have.
Now I become ussual to buy good branded clothes, bag with quite expensive prices which I never done before. My cousins also often bought me. She never hard to spend much money for me, and it is make me feel to do something more for her.
I cant think wisely with my self today. Should I have to follow this or I have to stay the same? here I should to be more individual because of the culture here force me to do this, and once again I think should I gonna be like this.
My beloved readers, perhaps it is a ussual things that you often experienced ehen you stay in Metro city. But for me it is a new things that should be chosed. But over all I enjoy living here which give me much experience.