Well, it’s almost the end of January and FINALLY I am writing my first post for the year! Happy New Year everyone.. better late than never, right? I figure I still have 11 months of the year to go so there will hopefully be lots of posts to come.. It’s proving a little tricky to carry a baby and a heavy camera around Jakarta, so I will update whenever possible and let’s see what 2014 has waiting for everyone in Jakarta! Please feel free to let me know of any child friendly events or places of recommendation I can check out and share with you all as well. I’m looking to keep Samudra out of the malls as much as possible but stuck for ideas on where to take him.
So yesterday Jakarta I was SHOCKED! I mean really SHOCKED!!! I have been waiting in anticipation for The Color Run to come to Jakarta and it’s been pouring raining every morning in the lead up to the event, and most of Jakarta is still flooded and underwater, so I kept my fingers crossed that the sun would shine on January 26.. and it did! My alarm went off at 5.00am and I headed off in the taxi, leaving Samudra at home to sleep with his bapak (aaaaah free time is such a rare luxury these days!)… Knowing that most Jakartans would rather ride their motorbikes or drive their cars the 5 metre walk to the warung, etc.. you can imagine my surprise to arrive at Parkir Timur Senayan to a sea of white tshirts and colourfully dressed eager participants.. the tickets to the event sold out in just over a week.. so that was 11,000 people who actually WANTED TO WALK or RUN 5km! Hooray Jakarta! I am so proud of all those that took part in the ‘Happiest 5k on the Planet’ and don’t I feel like the lazy one now.. I was dripping in sweat in the heat and all I was doing was walking around taking photos! The run promoted healthy living and there was such a diverse mix of people out there making the most of the sunshine yesterday morning.. next year I WILL join in and get covered in colour rather than stand on the sidelines.
Congratulations to everyone who participated and I know you all had fun doused in your sachets of colour – it was a morning of laughter and happiness.. and a great way to finally start blogging again for this year.
I realise that I have gone overboard in posting pictures today but I wanted to share some colour and fun with you for January.. Enjoy!