Archive for September, 2012

07
Sep
12

aerophobia, annoying.

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being in an airplane is such a boring time that i have to fight for. even though only for a short fly. today, jakarta – yogyakarta, an hour and ten minutes flight. that feels like 10 hours to me.

first, i didnt bring my earphone. disaster. i dont like to hear loud voices and crying babies in aircraft. small space and loud noise make me feel discomfort, at all.

second, sitting next to a person with aerophobia symptom. omg. double disaster.

i know i shouldve understood them. they dont want to be like that. it just happened to them. according to wikipedia, aerophobia could be a joint between claustrophobia (fear of small spaces) and acrophobia (fear of heights). poor them, huh?

but today was another bad flight experience. no earphone and sitting next to aerophobia man. it was a man. with a tidy shirt and pants. a classic office man. his seat is near to window. and me? stuck in the middle. argh. once he entered the airplane and took a seat next to me, he fell asleep instantly.

and me, since there are no earphones, i choose to read some work thingy.

it was a quite long delay after all the passangers are on the plane. i dont know what was happening. and i dont really care. i just kept reading on my worksheet. and finally the plane moved. take off.

3 minutes after leaving jakarta, the airplane was suddenly had a little turbulence. the man next to me awake and grab the seat in front of him. wow. what a shocking move he made.

finished with my worksheet, i put my sunglasses on, and try to sleep. i fell asleep for about five minutes until the man next to me made some moves that quite annoying. his shoulder kept on nudging me. he was like put his weight to the left and kept on moving for the rest of the flight. oh my god.

i think people should learn to respect others right in flight. there are unvisible boundaries between every seat.

these problems ive seen alot in our domestic flights:

1. loud voices
man, if you want to do oration, dont do it in small space like airplane. especially when using local languange. people dont understand you. and they dont have to understand you.

2. bad smell (body, mouth, and any kind of what so called teraphy oil)
oh cmon. small space and bad odor? theraphy oil? oh cmon.. not all of passangers love those kind of smell. we’re not in our own room!

3. moves that nudge someone next to you
hi man next to me. you are annoying with your symptom.

4. over cabin laguage
hei. you know others has the same right as you. they also can bring a cabin laguage. we dont have much space up there.

5. handphones
the world wont stop spinning if you just keep your cell off until entering the terminal building.

its an airplane. small space that needs big tolerance. we all have same rights. just respect others.

03
Sep
12

tandike, a perfect place to find deuter backpack

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i’ve been looking for a perfect deuter for myself since 2010. and finally, i got one.

it was a long surfing on many websites. too many nice models of deuter makes me confuse. if i got stuck, i stop searching. until last week, i found a couple of types which i like the most.

1. futura pro 42lt granite arctic
2. act lite 50 + 10lt granite black

continue my searching on websites, till i got hopelessly on online stores. there are some of deuter dealers who sell those types but they dont do shipping to indonesia. many online sites put indonesia on their black lists.

then i started to ask some friends how to get deuter in indonesia. 3 first friends mentioned “tandike”.

ok, what is that? what the hell is tandike? i typed “tandike” on mister google. ah voilĂ ! its an outdoor equipment shop. and (poor me) tandike is quite famous here. tandike is located in jl ciledug raya no 2, kebayoran lama, jakarta selatan. its been there for 16 years. and again, its only 5 minutes riding from my office. poor me, huh?

feels incomplete to check their stuffs from tandike.com since they are not updating the catalogue. i feel like i must go there to check on display products.

tandike opens from 9am till 9pm. i got there around 7pm. there are 3 shopkeepers and a customer with 2 bags in his hands. okey. its a quite big store with many displays. i began my hunt on those two types above. unluckily, they dont have them. and its impossible to order one. tandike bought these bags in large amount direct to deuter’s factory in vietnam. yes, that becomes a nice answer on their cheap prices. 50% discount is all yours.

while keeping on searching my becoming backpack, two young men entered the shop. one of them has the same taste as me i guess. a green backpack which i hold for my second option was in his hands. okey, i might lose that green. he kept on holding it. a nice way to say “girl, find yours. its mine.” then i start to pick another bag. yes yes its yours. errrr..

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these are my options..

if im not mistaken this one is aircontact 55 + 10 lt granite black. too big. and those atributes are too complicated.

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this one is futura pro 38 lt black navy. mmmhh.. too small and it doesnt have zipper in front.

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next! act lite 35 + 10 lt black navy. yeap, again, no front zipper.

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and a little teaser for a friend who like green alot. @manik_apa_manik, this one is for you. hahaha..

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gave up on dozens of displays, i moved to catalogue. its easier to find from catalogue than ask the shopkeeper to grab it for me. my eyes stopped on the beautiful futura vario 50 + 10 lt, steel navy. i want that one.

at amazon, this type tagged $179.10 after 10% discount. and here, in tandike shop, they tagged this bag for rp. 840.000 only. means, $88.14. ihiy!

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