If someone told me that internet will never create friendship…that person is 100% WRONG. In my life as a blogger, I have met so many nice people whom I considered as friends. They help me get through the worst days of my life (when my mom and my pet died). Yes, it’s true that we only know each other through internet but somehow, for me, this long distance friendship is as important as real life friendship. I wish I can meet all my blogger friends across the world…but it’s a difficult dream.
When Ruth @ Flixchatter told me that she will come to Jakarta in the middle of December, I was ecstatic. She has been one of my long blogger friends and to my surprise she told me that she is an Indonesian who has been living in Minnesota for more than 10 years. Most of her family is still here in Jakarta.
Last Thursday (December 13, 2012), we finally met up…along with Andina @ Inspired Ground (whom I have met earlier when we both attended What’s Next After Blogging workshop) and Cecilia Rusli (she is one of Flixchatter’s contributors). We can easily called the meeting as Female Indo-Bloggers Gathering (although gathering sounds a bit like a lot of people instead of only the four of us 😉 )
Ruth and I met around 6, a bit earlier before the others arrived. The only photo of Ruth I have ever seen is the one for her gravatar:
She is not far different from her ava 😉
I was quite surprised, in a pleasant way, that when she talks in Bahasa Indonesia she still has thick Javanese accent. I find that very amusing because she has been living in the State for so many years and yet still maintains her native accent. I am glad that she is as chatterbox as I am and very expressive when talking actors she finds very handsome…she reminds me so much of…me! 😉 hehehe you know how crazy I am when talking about my fav celebrities.
Andina came after me. She came to our meeting point straight from work. I was the only one who was not working at that day. Even though Andina is not as chatterbox as me and Ruth but we still connect really well. I have met her before, she is easy to get along with…and I am hoping we can watch movie together again (although our movie taste is a bit different).
Cecilia came last. She is a VERY tall girl. Well the truth is…everyone is tall but me, I feel like a hobbit among normal people 😉 I have only talked to Cecilia once through comment on one of her posts at Flixchatter. Compared to Ruth and Andina, she was (at that time) a perfect stranger for me…but even so, we started talking without any awkwardness between us.
Since the four of us are movie freaks, our talks always came back to movie related stuffs. We laughed quite a lot, people around us could easily thought that we were just having occasional girl’s night out…I bet no one thought that we all just met for the first time.
It was a blast meeting those wonderful women 🙂 too bad my friend, Wulan, couldn’t come because she had class to attend.
I sure hope we can meet up again, well probably only the three of us because it might take years for Ruth to come back to Jakarta again (when you come back again…do let us know, Ruth!).
Thank you for the wonderful night, Gals 🙂
It’s time to share the second story of this post 🙂
Knowing that Ruth is going to come to Jakarta, I instantly thought that maybe I could ask her a favor. I don’t have credit card but I REALLY want to have the original DVD of the best comedy show I have seen so far, The Mighty Boosh. I have the Boosh in form of downloaded file…and as always, when I fell in love with something, I want to have the original. I can’t even find people who know The Mighty Boosh let alone finding the DVD here.
Ruth was so kind. She replied me straight away, without any hesitation that she will buy it for me and I can repay it in Jakarta…horaaay \(^_^)/
The DVD is amazing!!!
First, look at the packaging!!
Click on the gallery/image to see it better, or see it on my tumblr.
There are 7 DVDs in it. 2 DVDs for one series and 1 DVD for extra. I have never bought DVD from another country (except for L’Arc~en~Ciel live DVD) and the ones I have (sent by Caroline and Marc) are as plain as Indonesian edition DVDs. What I mean by plain is there’s not so much extra in it.
I am still busy with my work (my school is having final exam) so I still haven’t got time to explore the whole DVD…BUT I have watched the extra DVD last night. I didn’t expect that it has so many Easter eggs!!! I couldn’t stop watching, I was searching what else could I find in this DVD. Wait for several minute at one menu…baam…suddenly new little arrow or little Boosh head shows up. Click it and I get to see another footage. I haven’t finished exploring that DVD because there are so many to explore.
I will do a proper review of this DVD once I have finished watching every bit of it.
In short, it worth every cent of my money!!!
Thank you Ruth for bringing it to Jakarta 🙂