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Things I miss about Bandung:

  • Rainy days in Potluck Kitchen, watching the water dripped on the glass window
  • Sunny Sunday mornings at Car Free Day, followed by breakfast at Roti Gempol and a cup of tea which was never hot enough, no matter how many times I asked for it
  • Baso Bawean and the friendly old man who always asked where I’d been for not turning up for so long
  • All those delicious breakfast selections with close proximity, ranging from porridge, lontong Padang Uda Pero, nasi uduk, and so on and so forth
  • Basically the food, because it’s a food paradise
  • Jalan Banda, Goethe, Jonas, and all those cafés in Jalan Progo, which had witnessed my ups and downs
  • Monthly grocery shopping at either Superindo or Riau Junction
  • Impulsive fancy dinner with my sister, a guilty pleasure we found hard to resist
  • Watching a movie at the latest possible hour, coming to nearly empty parking lot at either Ciwalk or PVJ
  • Glistening city lights with dark sky as the background at Dago Pakar
  • Going to the campus and remembering how it felt when I first saw it
  • Orange-hued sky over the campus at dusk
  • Having a cheap massage and spa after a hard day
  • Falling in love again and again with the city, at every corner of it, no matter how many times I’d seen it before

Things I don’t miss about Bandung:

  • Simpang at rush hour
  • Traffic jams which become more and more common
  • Stepping on a puddle when I got off of an angkot
  • Angkot drivers who seemed to never learn how to use brake (and gas pedal) properly

But actually, I kinda miss those horrible things a bit, so it seems that I haven’t moved on completely. Bandung is like this guy whom I was irrevocably in love with, who kept me attached years after the last time I saw him.

Dear Bandung, I’ll come back to visit. Someday.

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P.S. Take a look at my favorite video about Bandung, made by Fikri Gustin, a friend of mine. I have no idea how many times I’ve played this video since I left Bandung, because it reminds me so much of Bandung in a way that I love it.

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3 Comments

  • Reply wiranurmansyah

    Ah, Roti Gempol!! Jadi kangen bandung juga :’)

    February 8, 2014 at 10:21 am
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Roti Gempol memang juara ya Mas :D

      February 8, 2014 at 4:45 pm
      • Reply wiranurmansyah

        Iyah, biasanya abis gowes dari CFD mampir dulu ke Gempol sebelum balik ke kosan :D

        February 9, 2014 at 2:06 am

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