On my birthday last year, we had a crazy busy day at work and I was desperate to get out of the office/house, so in the evening we decided to go for a quick bite and drink at Amigo’s in Kemang. I’m not sure what made me choose that location as we rarely ever go there, but it seems it was meant to be.
We were sitting down eating when a lovely couple arrived in the restaurant with their gorgeous blonde boy who looked to be the same age as Samudra. We got chatting and they said they recognised me from somewhere and it turns out they had found this blog while they were overseas deciding whether to move to Jakarta or not. Somehow this blog had made them think that Jakarta wouldn’t be a bad place to live.. and from then a lovely friendship began.
Mat is the only man I have ever met that would enthusiastically organise play dates with groups of mums while his lovely wife Tanja was at the office… What a brave man! We had some really fun catch ups and it was so great getting to know their little family for the past year. As it goes for the life of expats, stays in each posting have expiry dates, and we were sad to say goodbye to them recently as the time they were here just flew by and there was so much more time I would have loved to spend with them.
So until the stars align and we cross paths again, here’s some photos for our dear friends Mat, Tanja and Sam. Thank you so much for coming into our lives and we miss your beautiful faces here in Jakarta.