Its 3 am and the streets are filled with the sound of prayers being yelled out of speakers all over the city. They pray 5 times a day. Im fascinated by there dedication and the idea that they need to yell out the same prayer every day out of a speaker to be heard by God. . I dont think God is deff and i dont think yelling will help your prayer be answered .. but how do i know .. maybe tonight i will yell out my prayers lol. Its a beautiful sound at times but some peoples voice just should not be yelled into the city at 3 am. There beliefs and prayers help me remember mine and I find the energy strong to sit and pray with them.
Walking around the city of Jakarta im welcomed by the people. They are all happy to see me always, even the cops smile and wave. Everyone is curious about me and wants to take a picture with me. I have to say I do love the attention. Everyone is so nice and helpful and surprisingly open minded to our different cultures. Most of the Muslims I have met and talked religion with are open to no judging and loving everyone and all religions are same one God. Everyone is Respectful and always smiling. Some of the ladies are covered from head to toe as well as some children but very well dressed in matching outfits.
I drive through the city is kaotic. to go about 2 miles it took us 4 hours. This city will teach you to be pashent, pay attention, take your time. There is 50X the amount of motor bikes compared to cars and they all zip in and out and around cars. Ben says they dont crash because they are alert and always paying attention... Like a school of fish. There is no rules to the road.. want to drive in wrong direction no problem . . . 4 people on moped uuu they can fit one more.. Have a baby? you can brest feed while on the back of the bike, and squeeze the rest of the kids in between its ok!! The police are all over and wave cars in the right direction but most dont listen.. cop says stop .. you keep going he will move out of the way just blow whistle at you. All this is done with much going on but seems to be no stress or arguments or road rage..
In Jakarta I am a Millionaire! 1$ is 10,000 and you can do a lot for very cheap. This is some of the prices Massage $7, dinner 2$ at nice place maybe $4, Gas $1gal, Nails $4, Highlights $15
Ben (mr 1111) is a grate guy, super sweet, funny, and has been taking very good care of me. I dont actually know him very well yet but I feel so close to him, connected to him. I guess its because of the vision and voice i had about him. Every time I look at him I smile, Im hypnotized. I still dont understand why I was told to follow him. Im fascinated by him, curious of who he is... maybe im missing something? Maybe I did not walk through the door when it was open..now is it closed and I stare at it unsure if it was ever open. Maybe I am where I need to be and to follow him I have been led to where I need to be , a new life a new brother and friend. Maybe it just was the little push I needed to get me to jump. There is so many maybes... and maybes dont matter, only the now matters and im happy, healthy and am where spirit has sent me to be.
Ben has a Girlfriend Laras. She is so sweet and beautiful. Im sure we will become grate friends. I watch Ben and Laras together, playing, laughing, so happy so in love. I would give anything to have what they have, to feel that way again. Its new love, the sweet kind that is as all new relationships are. How I do miss this love, I miss those kisses, the kiss of love that gives you wings and makes your heart flutter. The touch that keeps you in bed all day lost in the eyes that lead to heaven. . . Im happy for them I hope they never loose this love, that they dont forget it, and never take each other for granted.
I have my own room overlooking the city and a bathroom. There is hot water but it is not on so we take cold showers most of the time brrrrr... sometimes I get a warm one and thats exciting. There is no food in the house its cheaper to eat out here. Ben has a driver that he sends me with sometimes to go shopping. His name is Intra. He follows me around helps me shop and carries my stuff, puts my shoes on my feet lol so awesome! The doors are are always opened for me and im always taken care of I feel like a princess. Now if only I had my prince charming .. hmmm