Friday, December 25, 2009

It's christmas...

I had some memorable Christmas eves in NL.

The worst one was the first one. I lived in a building where there were 45 people living in it, in the ground floor there was a chinese restaurant. Several days earlier I made a deal with this Hindustani gal in my floor that we were gonna stay home for the Christmas eve. So, after running around the city all day, around 7pm I went home. Knowing full well that there were no more public transportation after 8pm. The restaurant was bustling. You could hear it from my room up in the second floor that people were coming and going. The elevator were still in used. I made some snack and watched some telly.

By 10pm, the lift wasnt moving any more. I knocked that gal's place and got no answer. Darn! She bailed out on me.

I looked out the window from my room, no lights reflecting from my building except from my room. I went to the kitchen on the other side of the building and checking the reflection, no lights except from my place. I made sure the doors were locked, took some drinks and the phone with me and ran to my room and locked the door.

Around 11pm there were no more noises from the restaurant. It's getting creepier by the minute.
I started to dial my friend's number. We ended up talking till 4.30am. At first because I found it too creepy to sleep, then when I was already sleepy around 2.30am, my friend insisted we talked until his turn to do the laundry at 4.30am.

By 9am we met up at a pal's place for Christmas brunch, and I vowed to never spent Christmas eve alone again.

One of the nicest ones was when I was on this silent retreat up north, that night there were some snow falling. I woke up at 4am, it felt so peaceful, and full of love. When I went to the garden before meditating, there were some stars visible. Beautiful night.

Today, I am staying over at The Bogor Palace with some of my family, creating new memory.

From my family to yours,
Merry Christmas,
May love, joy and peace be with you

6 comments:

colson said...

Alone in a dark and empty building. Scary experience.

And now Bogor Palace? The contrast is huge.

(As is the contrast between you and me: you are in and the nearest I came to the building was the gate)

PS: Happy Xmas to all of you too.

triesti said...

I guess it shows that there are nice surprises along the way in life :)

But I bet you've been to palais het Loo.. I still havent managed to go there.

The only palace I've been in NL was The Dam palace.

triesti said...

I guess it shows that there are nice surprises along the way in life :)

But I bet you've been to palais het Loo.. I still havent managed to go there.

The only palace I've been in NL was The Dam palace.

mellyana said...

Happy Christmas! If I'm not mistaken, there's a little church at the Palace area.

delvi said...

hey! merry chrismast from me. m not good at sweet words but i wish you panjang umur, sehat selalu dan, banyak rezeki!

triesti said...

@melly yupe, there's one.. merry xmas dear!

@delvi thank you! I wish you a better year in 2010. Hopefully with less earthquake.