aviv, or nikolai paralsky, or niki, is a new guest of this capital city of jakarta. he arrived last night from bandung. he takes with him two packs of documents and clothes to defeat the hardship of living in the present day batavia.
the national monument, the train station of gambir, the presidential palace, istiqlal the grand mosque, the cathedral next to the bull's square, and immanuel church are all around to greet his freshly graduated spirit.
next, the crowded streets full of traffic jam, dusty busses thronged with tired passengers, zig-zag motorcyclists and bajaj drivers, empty bottles of mineral water, the blue birds and their taxi fellows, all together will also bid him a warm bienvenue.
niki, if you happen to read this, i wish you good luck with your first job. it is a professional one. i know you will make it. i am sure you can overcome the challeges and eventualy eat your share of the delicious cake too. you know now what the city is going to be like.
the place where you work is called harmoni. i hope that name will also give you a kind of harmony in your life.
find a girl, brother. or let a lucky girl finds you, if that is your preferable way to put it... haa! and good luck.