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Feb 10th, 2007: The Day Before Codefest

At noon, Simon-san, Dewi-san, Roni-san, Ronny-san and I (Aqsa-san and Arya-san had gone to Bali) were briefed by Mrs Hira who suddenly said easily, "...the consumption for codefest participants haven't been prepared yet..." WHAT?! We all were surprised. We thought she had already arranged it. Please (deh) Ma'am, couldn't you tell us latter?
Thus made me spend all day googling delicious foods in Bandung for 30-40 people for 5 times eating, which had a delivery service, and didn't make the japaneses have stomachache. Hff!

Around 9pm, after hanging out in BIP for a while (actually I went there to buy snacks for the codefest participants, but Simon-san bought a black t-shirt, 'lu keren lah, mon!' :p), Simon-san, Roni-san and I were back to campus. We found Ronny-san still doing some design stuffs (good work, rondut!) and Dewi-san had already went home. Suddenly Veriyanta-san called Roni-san telling that he and the japaneses had already reached Pasteur. Wooo…

Feb 11st, 2007: Codefest 1st Day

Obviously the 3 musketeers (Roni-san, Ronny-san and Simon-san) stayed up all night on the Selasar, managing the stage for Codefest Opening Ceremony today. They came back to the hotel at 4am and had to go back to campus on 7am. How a pity!

At noon, while the participants had a break, I came near to Mr Niibe to demand the cost for accommodation and transportation of the japaneses. I thought he was the coordinator, but he wasn't. He then called all japaneses to gather around me. Mak, I was encircling by japaneses....ampun! Fortunately Yohanes-san realized this situation and came directly to join this tiny meeting. Hff! ~_~;

Finally, after each japanese knew how much they have to pay, they were back to the codefest room for preparing the money. But Mr Yabuki didn't have a cash, so he asked me to accommpany him to ATM. Dag dig dug, I was almost fainted. ATM is quite far (about 15 minutes) on ITB front gate....how if I wouldn't understand his talk??
But it was just illusion (haha!)…

Feb 12nd, 2007 : The Day Before Symposium

People who departed to Bali today (at 6am by Merpati Airlines) are Dewi-san, Ronny-san, Mrs Hira, Mrs Yani and family, Mr Riza, Mr Isman (deputy of Divusi, sponsor), Mr Benhard and wife, Mr Taka, Nobuyori-san, Veriyanta-san, Anissa-san (MC) and me. We left Roni-san, Simon-san, Mrs Nelly and Yohanes-san in Bandung because they still had to manage the 2nd day of Codefest. Tomorrow, the symposium would be started, so all the seminar kits, souvenirs, and other equipments had been brought to Bali today with us.

Mrs Hira, Mr Benhard and wife, Mr Taka and Nobuyori-san went to Westin Hotel (where they stayed). Dewi-san, Mrs Yani and family, Mr Isman, Anissa-san and I went to the Swiss Grand Nusa Dua hotel (where we stayed), while Ronny-san, Mr Riza and Veriyanta-san went to Westin Hotel to put all the equipments at the secretariat place.

My group arrived at Swiss Grand at noon. It's really hot there, made me directly take a bath immediately before going to the symposium location at Westin w…

Feb 13rd, 2007 : Symposium 1st Day

Because of staying up last night, I woke up late, ate only one piece of bread for breakfast :( and straightly went to Westin with all ITB Committees.
Huff, the registration desk was very chaos!! ~_~; There were many important people who got angry because I didn't know them (please deh)! There were also many carping reporters who didn't get dressed well. Hopefully we got help from Balinux people and CICC Japan Committees. Well, the core of work today is this registration session, while at noon I started to relax. Infact, my doing is only browsing the internet using Arya's notebook (there was hotspot from Telkom, sponsor), with checking the wireless connection as my accusation :P Otherwise, I just walked around the symposium area pretending to check all worked well, but actually I was looking for any cute guys! Dewi-san said that Akarawuth Tamrareang from Thailand is gorgeous, while Anissa-san thought that Katsuhiko Kaji is the cutest one. But...honestly I was more interested…

Feb 14th, 2007 : Symposium 2nd Day

Happy Birthday Aqsa-san, Happy Birthday Icha-san (my sister), Happy Valentine!

Today I welcomed the morning freshly. That was because I had more than 2 hours sleep last night. But I still woke up late, so I didn't have breakfast again. When arriving in Westin, I realized that I didn't have somethings to do (but Dewi-san and Ronny-san did), so why did I come here early like this?

But it's OK (lah!), the lunch in Westin is always my favourite, I could wait for that time while piercing and smiling at Mr Taka, helping Ronny-san to print certificates and nametags, talking with many foreigners, checking the wireless connection (read: browsing internet :p), walking around...hhhh it's a very peaceful day...until I fell asleep again (at noon) on sofa in the secretariat place, about 1 hour. When I woke up, there were many people in the room (Ronny-san, Roni-san, Aqsa-san and Mrs Nelly), and they found out I was drooling ~_~;

At night, we had a dinner at Angsa Putih, host by CICC Ja…

Feb 15th, 2007 : Symposium 3rd Day

On this last day, the symposium was only held in a half day, so there would be no lunch at Westin. But today I had a nice breakfast at Swiss Grand. I was feeling so sad to be separated from this event, and I was trying to make some friends in this rest time (I found Nobuyori-san is very friendly too).

After helping Mrs Yani to wrap the gifts for CICC Japan Committees, I walked around the symposium room's door and registration desk, waiting Mr Taka came out from the room. My target today was having a picture with him!

Then suddenly he came. I talked to him directly, "Mr Takazawa, I want to have a picture with you..." He smiled and nodded, and I turned back to call Oka-san to picture me and Mr Taka. When I turned back, Oka-san had already been in a snapping position. Ahahahaha thanks a lot, Oka-san! You really did an awful thing to me today :)

At noon, the ITB Committees were being separated. Mr Riza, Veriyanta-san, Arya-san, Anissa-san and I joined the Ubud Tour with some pa…

Feb 16th-17th, 2007 : Days After Symposium

After having breakfast, Dewi-san, Anissa-san, Arya-san, Mrs Yani, Mrs Hira, Mrs Nelly and I went to Pasar Sukowati to shop for an hour. At noon, they all had to go quickly to the airport for 3pm flight back to Bandung, while Simon-san, Aqsa-san, Ronny-san, Roni-san and I would stay for one more night in Bali (at Ujay's house, thx Ujay!). We rent a car for one day, and went first to Dreamland beach, to meet Indi and Tanya there. Well the end of this holiday, I spent with those 6 buddies, walked around Legian Kuta.

I had a flight to Jakarta tomorrow night with Adam Air, along with Simon-san, Aqsa-san and Roni-san (while Ronny san flight to Bandung, and Indi and Tanya flight with Air Asia). That is the end of my holiday in Bali.

Missing It

I really miss the 8th Asia Open Source Software Symposium (AOSSS), both the event and committee! I spend many times a day to see the pictures of the event. I become more aware with OS field. I read many articles about OS software in Asia. I start to like Japan culture (beside England and Italy). I take care all things connected with the event (like pen, pencil, map, bag, etc). And one thing that make me realize that I really miss the event is....when I was in Mrs Yani's room, I saw the booklet of Westin Hotel on her desk, then I opened it. There were a strange feeling when I saw the pictures of the lobby, the room, the hall, the veranda, the pool, the stairs, ahhh....I want to be there again, in the same situation. Then, at the back of the booklet, there is a map of its building. I put my finger on the hall part (it was the symposium room) and moved my finger to trace the map towards Singaraja Room (it was the secretariat place). That is the path on where I often walked in Westin.