Yesterday, Sunday 10 July 2011, I met with one of my closest on-line friend namely Colson a.k.a Jerry van den Brink, who wrote interesting posts on his blog http://pelopor.nl from Holland.
As we have both promised, at 12 noon I came to the house of Colson's son i.e Igmar in Kebayoran, South Jakarta, where he stayed during his visit here.
The sun was shining very bright, but unfortunately the traffic was not as enjoyable as I have predicted, probably because it was the last day of school holidays.therefore parents were taking their children out. Many roads in Jakarta were jammed.
Although it was the first time that I met Colson, however I felt comfortable talking to him, probably because we both shared Socialist Democratic ideas, and we have been communicating with each other almost every day i.e. by giving response to each others blog posts for quite a long time.
I drove him through the streets of Jakarta starting from Cipete, Blok M, Asean Secretariat, Jalan Sudirman, Jalan Thamrin, Monas, Istiqlal Mosque, Cathedral Church, the Dutch World WarII Cemetery and lunch at a Balinese restaurant in Ancol Beach resort. We talked about lots of things including politics, justice etc.
From Ancol we passed the State Palace and Presidential office complex, but when we visited that National Museum, it was already closed.
Colson invited me for a dinner with his son and family but unfortunately it was already 6 pm when we reached the house of Colson's son, which is late for me because I have to go home early.