Monthly Archives: July 2018

Remembering 1997: The Sweetest Year in My Life (Epilogue):

The view of Surabaya Juanda airport apron on 9th December 1997, upon arriving back from Perth, Australia, via Denpasar, Bali. In the foreground is Garuda Indonesia’s brand new Airbus A330-300 PK-GPE, and next to it is the old Airbus A300B4-FFCC … Continue reading

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Remembering 1997: The Sweetest Year in My Life (Part 30):

My last day in Australia, finally came. After months of fun times in Perth, it’s finally time for me to bid farewell to all of these beautiful things. I woke up in the morning, on 9th December 1997, with a … Continue reading

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Remembering 1997: The Sweetest Year in My Life (Part 29):

Eventually, my study at St. Mark’s and in Australia has come to an end. It has been a very colorful and emotional period for me. What was initially thought to be a strenuous and dull studying program, turned out to … Continue reading

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Remembering 1997: The Sweetest Year in My Life (Part 28):

As my return date to Indonesia is getting near, my parents came to pick me up from Australia, and also do me some favor by alleviating luggage weight on our flight back home. I remember it was on Saturday evening, … Continue reading

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Remembering 1997: The Sweetest Year in My Life (Part 27):

Now this is the moment of truth. The D-day of my IELTS exam has finally arrived. The exam took place in Saturday on 6th December 1997. The reason why the exam organizer held the exam on weekend is to make … Continue reading

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Remembering 1997: The Sweetest Year in My Life (Part 26):

It can be said that the last few weeks of my study in Australia felt darker and duller than the earlier months. I no longer felt cheerful and excited like what I used to have during the first 2/3 duration … Continue reading

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Remembering 1997: The Sweetest Year in My Life (Part 25):

In early November, a group of new students began to arrive in our college. Most of them were Europeans, and surprisingly they’re also Swiss. Unlike the previous batch of Swiss students, they’re French Swiss. This is the first time I … Continue reading

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