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Coming home. Dad’s house.

We’re checking out at 9 AM.
We’re heading to Dad’s house.

The scenery is so beautiful.
I love it!

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10.30 AM

Pangururan.

We order vege for lunch at dad’s house.
I’m hungry all the time.

12 PM

We’re here!
Home sweet home 🙂

We have lunch together with other families.

2 PM
We go to the place where my grandma put the buffaloes.
Beautiful!

5 PM
We’re going to take a bath in the hotspring.
Hmm, unfortunately, the water is too hot, so we can’t get into the pool :-/

8 PM
After dinner, we’re going home.
It’s going to rain.
Hopefully, we can arrive at home before it’s raining.

9 PM
We’re home.
So sleepy.
It’s getting cold here.

17.11.2012
Wake up at 6 AM.
Cold.

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Gotta prepare for the breakfast.
I cook noodles n make us tea.

Then we want to go to the cemetery.

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Toba lake

After 2 hours, then we arrive here. Toba Lake!

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We’re going to visit my grandparent’ cemetery, then stay one night in Tuk Tuk.

It’ll be a great time, because it’s my family holiday. The 9 of us, plus uncle Moan. This is the first family trip in North Sumatra with the little kids, so my dad is very exciting about it.

Me? I’m exciting too, and sleepy. Still feel tired :-/

12 PM
We’re going to across the lake, to go to the Samosir Island.
Putri and Vio are so exciting, this is the first time for them to go on a ferry.

There are few local kids who are swimming in the lake and waiting for us to throw coins to them. They will dive just to collect it. It’s fun! Putri and Vio are enjoying it.

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1.10 PM
We arrive at Samosir Island.

We have lunch at Carolina Hotel. Actually we want to stay there, but it’s fully booked, so we were only have lunch. I heard it costs less than 200k. It’s good for backpackers, I guess 😀

Pa’s looking for a hotel, then he booked rooms for us at Silintong Hotel. It’s expensive for a room like it, 450k. Not recommended.

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After we unloaded the bagages, we go out again to Tomok. We want to buy some souvenirs, well, my sis in law and mom bought some.

I can find godok-godok here, so I buy it.
Manggos! My mom bought it, 2 kg! Just for me. Hehe.

I’m really enjoying this trip 🙂

6.30 PM
We wake up early, want to see the morning view.
Fresh air. We can’t have it in Jakarta, rite? It’s so refreshing 🙂

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Coming home. Mom’s house.

13-11-2012 & 14-11-2012

We arrived here at midnite, after a long and tiring journey for about 4,5 hours. It’s always be an exciting moment for me to be here, though I don’t really remember my childhood memories. I went here 3 years ago, such a long time.

I only remember the last couple years I had with my grandparents when I had chances to visit them during my duty around here.

It’s really sad because I can get to know them better when they’re old and sick. I admired their strengths when they’re facing bad times during their old-age.

Well, before my grandma passed away, the doc said that my grandma has suffered skin tumor and later on, it became into skin cancer. I couldn’t forget her spirit to get well. She asked everybody and tried any treatments just to cure it, but we couldn’t fulfil 1 her wish, to get treatments abroad. Because at that time, my family thought it’s gonna be useless, since the disease is getting worst.

I remember one day. When I was here and wanted to go back to Jakarta. My grandma prayed for me and she also said that she wished God will take her life away, because she said that it’s enough for her to live in this world. I cried, but I didn’t want her to see it, so I just wiped it.

Then about grandpa. During his old-age as well, he got an accident, and it made him losing one of his legs. I remembered that he’s trying hard to keep doing his activities with one foot. He asked us to buy him ‘peg leg’. We tried to give him the light peg leg, but before we could buy it for him, God took him. He likes to eat KFC, so when I was here, I always bought us some fried chickens. But when we couldn’t eat it all, he just gave it to Bruno, his fav dog 😦

I couldn’t forget those memories. It always make me sad, but that’s the only things I had with them.

Sometimes, I felt so stupid, because whenever I faced bad situations, I always feel so frustrated, meanwhile them…they still have faith in God and keep moving forward.

God, I miss them.

And this house. It’s a nice house. My friends told me that they loves this house, when they had a chance to stay here for a night.

Well, it’s a friendly house. Though it’s located near the big road, but the inside of the house is so peaceful. We still have pets here, dogs, chickens, birds, even there is one little turtle. I guess it runs in the family,, pets 😀 Mas Iwan is the one who take care of the pets, since he’s the only person who stays there.

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My grandma used to have a kiosk in front of the house, so sometimes when I was here, I was helping here to wait for it. It’s fun! I’m the seller 🙂

In front of the house, there is a church, so on specific time, especially on Sunday, we can hear the bells.

I love this place!

Ah, I didn’t have a chance to eat my childhood snacks here, ‘pohul-pohul’ and ‘godok-godok’, but I ate noodle, ‘mie simpang empat’, my fav noodle here.

Well, that’s enough.
It’s time to go to Toba Lake! Yay!

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