All hail social networks as a form of keeping in touch and updated on the lives of our long-time friends who we see only occasionally due to different routines and locations after all these years now.
And every time I meet this sort of friends, they used to be dropping celebrity-themed words on me, "artis sekarang/femes/busy" about me. The flattery gets irritating, all I can do is blush away with my denials. Lately, it's been different, they're now being all "merantau je sana sini" etc. and the likes of it. I can't say it's half true, but all I can reply to that is a big fat affirming Ameen.
Meeting all these travel journalists and bloggers ... I feel like starting a travel blog ... <cue lol> despite the obvious fact that I haven't traveled that much. It feels like an excellent method of affirmation, working my way towards traveling as one of my life dreams. Efforts count, always the journey, who cares about the destination. There is no destination in travel. And what use are your travels if you don't write about em?
Mind you, I've long removed the term 'journalist' from my life. I've been to a young journalist camp, so you can't say I haven't tried it out before to know that I'm sure I'm not cut out for it. Just as how my factual essays used to get cut off by my teachers at school for being too flowery and long-winded, that's how my journalism got criticized too. I just can't be concise, I just can't go on the straight path for the bulls-eye. Always, the journey!