I never expected that the journey would be so boring. We went an hour late than its schedule and spent almost 3 hours in the freeway! The bus ran slowly, 60 km/hour in average, perhaps it was because of the climbing freeway. Stopping by twice; to allow us to go the toilet. First stop at KM 88.500 freeway, and guess what? There was no water! OMG, I was in urgency, and I said to myself “Whatever it takes”. Hence I was going in! Luckily the people before me were not having ---hmm bowels, so I only smelt stink. *sigh*
After 4 hours waiting in bus, we were allowed to get out. Some said the place couldn’t be reached by bus. The pathway was too narrow. We had to walk about 1 km under the sunlight! I grumbled for not using sun-block, but the most things was my carriage! I carried one big bag (hand-carriage) and it was quite heavy. I couldn’t afford 1 km! Fortunately, Suandi was kindly carrying my bag. *grin* I was asking him to carry my bag together (since he only brought one small sling bag) but finally he agreed to carry my bag by himself. Thank you so much Su!
…is cool! The weather is very cold. The house is big enough to accommodate all of us (total of 36 persons)! Containing 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, kitchen, wide living room, fireplace, small stage, both wide front and backyard, I think IDR 1,000,000 per night is worth it. Not to forget about (plenty) pillows, blankets, water-heater, mattress, and carpets are available in the villa. If you wish to rent, you may contact Hj. Ennie at (022) 7500644 or mobile 08170297359.
Games, Dharma session and Dharma sharing by Master Xien Bing (KMBVD* guardian), firelight and midnight barbeque, photo session, rants and raves about the gathering from the participants. The main purpose of the gathering is to let participants know each other and get along well to develop the organization. Hiking was failed to pursue. We were not into it. LOL.
…were not bad. Actually we have to cook by ourselves, but since we were very busy and failed to manage, we asked some help from the villa’s attendant to cook for us. But we had to provide all food and ingredients.
The Last Day
…was last-minute-shopping at Pasir Kaliki,
Oh well, that’s all folks! I paid only IDR 100,000 to join the gathering. I was damn happy as well as exhausted. What about your weekend?
*KMBVD: Keluarga Mahasiswa Buddhis Viriya Dhamma (Viriya Dhamma Buddhist Students Organization)