pheewww thank goodness that it’s october. that means we’ve past august and september alreadeeeeh.

in august, i had this ginormous carnival of examination. from comprehensive exam to competency exam which drained all of my focus, energy, money and so on. i can’t tell you how simultaneously relieved and restless i was soon after the exams were over – it was august 22nd. i was glad i could have my sleeping time back again but i was terrified about the result cause i messed up in some sections.

there were no use in worrying too much. so when my brother invited me to have a roadtrip to semarang in august 29th, i accepted it without much consideration. like, in fact, i don’t really know the route to get to semarang, let alone from yogyakarta, we had to make a detour since our mom needed to be driven to our grannie’s home first in ngadirejo. even though we sounded really confident, the truth was all we relied on was GoogleMaps on my phone – cause my brother didn’t have it.

it was kinda crazy how we obediently followed GoogleMaps directions. however, we eventually did manage to arrive to semarang safely. our first stop was this fresh milk factory called Cimory in ungaran – not yet semarang. we had our brunch – lunch kinda meal and bought some chocolate and yoghurt. we didn’t buy any fresh milks cause apparently Cimory demand us to refrigerate them maximum in 5 hours after being un-refrigerated. unfortunately, we still had many plans in semarang so we couldn’t put the milk in the cooling box in 5 hours – it’s 2 hours drive itself from semarang to ngadirejo; and Cimory also didn’t provide any dry ice container. so, yeah, we had to be pleased with only the yoghurts.

next stop was soto bangkong as our lunch. it was satisfyingly good. then we had our prayers in Great Mosque of Central Java. it was huuuggeee although we didn’t quite enjoy it because it was extremely hot and the mosque had no many shades.

the shades were somehow not opened eventhough it was really hot -_-

the shades were somehow not opened eventhough it was really hot -_-

Great Mosque of Central Java - it's that hot ><

Great Mosque of Central Java – it’s that hot ><

my brother and i couldn’t stand the weather so we decided to go to the next destination: Lawang Sewu (Thousand Doors)

Lawang Sewu used to be a building for Dutch’s railway company, but now it’s a museum owned by PT Kereta Api Indonesia (The Indonesian Railways Company). why it’s so famous is actually not because of the historical value of the railways through the age – i’m sorry :’ – but because of it’s really haunted.

yep. haunted.

the guide told us some ghost story, like, in the ballroom, when the night comes, the workers from another building can sometimes see that there were ‘people‘ dancing as if there were a party. and these so called ‘people‘ are Dutch, not Indonesian.

and their dungeon is terribly dark and scary however at that moment it wasn’t available to be explored cause it’s under renovation. it’s dungeon had been proven to be haunted. you know the kind of show which dares people to stay in an assumed haunted place for some time in the middle of the night? well, people never lasted more than 5 minutes in Lawang Sewu’s dungeon. and so much pictures with whitey floatey thingy — omg i myself shudder while writing this part.

thankfully, we went there when it was still bright outside so it wasn’t that scary.

IDR 10.000 per person, already including a tour guide.

IDR 10.000 per person, already including a tour guide.

Lawang Sewu old building

Lawang Sewu old building

Mozaic glass of the old building

Mozaic glass of the old building

Lawang Sewu was actually quite gorgeous when it was dusk

Lawang Sewu was actually quite gorgeous when it was dusk

after visiting Lawang Sewu, we made one last stop to get snack. we went to Lekker Paimo which was insanely crowded! but it was worth it cause the lekker was tasty. lekker itself is somekind of traditional crepe, yup.

it was a pleasant quick getaway while waiting for the exam result. long story short, in september 14th, around 19.30 PM, i was announced PASS the exam, yeaaayyy 😀

next step was appointment ceremony in september 29th 🙂

it was pretty moving moment when we recited the Hippocrates Oath. and i was glad that my parents also looked quite proud hahaha :’ and my man – cough – thankfully made it to attend this ceremony too :*

with fellas dentist, yeay!

with fellas dentist, yeay!

all in all, these months were rollercoaster ride. and i realize that this life is just an enormous theme park. once i’ve gotten out the rollercoaster, there is another ride waiting to be ridden on 😉

-aga-

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