Published: June 21st 2012June 8th 2012
A picture before leave the house
Pak Untung (far right) Eva's host
Vivi 3rd from left. and some of the participant.
It is 4o'clock in the morning,but I couldn't sleep again. The cold air awaken Me up. I feel headache now.Don't know if it is caused by the cold air or caused by the hair gel ( I didn't use shampoo when take a bath last night).I just lying down on my bed till morning.
5 o'clock, took shower then waiting for Assifa to be ready. The host's wife prepared a glass of coffee for Me.too bad I couldnt drink coffee in the morning.
7.15 am. walk with Assifa to Eva's house. They just about to start their breakfast when We arrived there. Eva made a glass of tea for each of Us. There is new participant arrived at Eva's house last night. She is Lucy Sebankova from Czech.
7.40am after taking some pictures We move to Attaqwa Mosque (our meeting point with another participant). Here I start to get taking picture as part of culture. Picture when dinner, picture when having conversation at home, picture before leaving the house etc.
Some participant are already there when We arrived at Attaqwa. There I can see new faces that I haven't met yesterday. Some of them just arrived last
midnight. Not too long after We arrived, the committee lead Us to pendopo (city hall) where the opening ceremony will be held.
After some speech from Regent of Bondowoso,Attaqwa school's principal,one of committee and one from participant,They show us folk dance by local students. It is unique,fun and entertaining.On one occasion the dancer come to Our seats and took some of participant to dance with Them. The ceremony closed with lunch. Here I tried to "break the ice" with another participant that I've never talk before.
After lunch We are brought to visit local's craft centre. In this craft centre they showed us local's primary products,there also they showcasing the making of batik. Then The committee gathered Us in Mahardika Radio (one of Radio station in Bondowoso). We record our greetings using our language there,then We get 2hours break.
After break We gathered again on Alun-alun (city plaza/field). Many students from Attaqwa school are already there.This session We need to share what We have in our home town or country to the student. Every 3-4 participant get 10 students.
We have funny games here, and also happy moment with the student.
It is almost 6pm
when We finished the session. Then everybody sent home.
It's not finished yet,cause that night I and Assifa visited Eva again. Our plan tonight is to visit magda and Arianne in their host's house, but we need to wait for a while because Andre(from Jember),Sattar (from Iran) and Joana (from Jakarta) will join Us. So kind that Mr Untung (Eva's host) willing to sent Us there. Some other participants are also already there when We arrived on site.
I had another dinner there(cause I want to try chicken adobo that made by Arianne), We also helping magda making rum roll (can't recall exact name of the cake) and of course another photo session.
There are more photos below