Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Since when life is a safe bet ?

So guys, the Krakatau trip wasn't safe at all. We're not supposed to land on the shore, instead we climbed the volcano until 100 meters away from the crater/top. Why we stopped at that point, cos then it blew up and puked lots of flaming rocks, dust and other things that in my common level knowledge about volcano can't addressed. The irresponsible guide just suddenly screamed "RUN RUUN !!"...well cos it was impossible to run in such latitude and on a hot slippery/rocky ground, I just stood there, gasp, try to see where the rocks flew and think that i can try my best to avoid them. i had couple of near death experiences, it's interesting; mixed feelings but i was actually didn't think so much, a bit of regret cos i haven't done alot yet but mostly pretty calm :P I dunno about you guys experience, have you got any? hehe..

Before that we actually sailed with small/medium fisherman's boat to Rakata island which is right accross the volcano to put our stuffs and camp there. Before we reached the shore we also witnessed our first couple of explosions that made me really overwhelmed (you can see the video)..and short after that suddenly someone screamed "dolphins!" and there were actually 6 dolphins leading and racing with our boat, i screamed out of joy cos it was so amazing, it was so beautiful i had to cry. That time I really felt God's presence.
In the afternoon after we pitched our tents, we just relaxed/played around and swam and mingled with the waves, then while we floated in the ocean the volcano exploded couple more times but then complete silence...just huge grey clouds elevated from the crater, serene beauty...indescribable..watching the red lava at night while sitting on the beach was very romantic too, then we slept on the beach while watching the stars...beyond perfection >_<
you guys can see the pics on my facebook album called 'A place called home' also albums of my friends where i am tagged. I'm too lazy to upload in different places (you who dont have facebook, i have public link) anyway I'm also lately lazy to take pics.

Other thing that new is I met a guy during in that trip (his dad is half Indonesian half German, his mom is Dutch, but he is basically Dutch), we clicked and had great conversations. I dunno what he saw in me but then the next day after we got back to Jakarta he asked me to show around Jakarta, so one thing lead to another. What I like the most is probably he is more mature than my ex...well people say; don't compare if you don't want to be compared, but i think it's inevitable. well so far he wins lol, so we'll see. But I dunno where to take this, so I'm careful, expect little and taking it easy, but it's nice to like someone again ;)

I start to miss you guys alot, want to hear your stories soon, hit me on skype, msn, everywhere!!

Lots of love,


Blogger naomy said...

here's the link Ulla, too bad you can't comment cos I know you'd love to for some pics. But slow internet in Indonesia won't allow me to post pics in different places, can take me 24 hours to post them in multiply. so enjoy it mom :)

September 15, 2009 at 5:34 PM  
Anonymous Ulla said...

Amazing video!

I found your photos too. Why does it *surprise* me to see a lot of food? LOL

September 15, 2009 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger naomy said... remember my old hobby, to take pics of food, well i love to cook ! you should post more pics of your cookings in multiply, i'd love to see,,yummy!

September 15, 2009 at 6:19 PM  
Anonymous Sage said...

wow, I've always wanted to see a volcano blow, but never that close!

September 19, 2009 at 3:46 PM  
Anonymous Clark said...

RUN RUUN !! aaahhhh! i have no idea what i would do.. probably run, then fall. nice to hear that everything else went beyond swimmingly! the sound of that volcano erupting must be unbelievable! i saw a glacier calving [iceberg being born] and it really is awesome to be there.

September 20, 2009 at 7:01 AM  

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