WHO AM I?
Hello, you can call me Gosh, which is abbreviated from my family name. I am the author of this bwamgosh. I was born in Makassar, but raised in Jakarta. When I was in high school, some people told me that I was going to die young. Then at the age of 27, another person told me that I wouldn’t have lifelong. However, I am still alive with a blessing.
I used to write about random things that came into my mind. It usually followed random conversations or situations I had experienced. My inspiration derives from people’s surrounding and every single thing around that seizes meaningful peak of passion. I believe that everyone has the ability to inspire others. The only way to inspire others is sharing through experiences.
Blogging my travel, my musings and challenging myself to various adventures creates happiness. I love to help people out of their travel problems such as getting-lost and trip-survival. When ideas shared to the blog light travelers’ way to torch their path finding new dream place in every journey taken, which at the end, becomes memorable one ever.
THE PASSION OF MINE
Over the last 30 years, I haven’t been able to list all the things I learned because the list would be too long. Since at young age, I have moved around across the country. I had to follow my parents to different places and the past few years I have had the privilege of going to many different places. It is very amazing to meet so many people around the globe through experiencing new cultures.
The need to challenge myself has taken me to new and diverse levels. It constantly brings home to me how privileged I am to live in a country rich in natural. It also reminds me that there is more to life than money and possessions. There are also life, love, friendship, nature and community.
Travel has been part of my life since I connect my breath to the smell of air, my ear to the sound of city rush, my soul with touches of traditions and native culture and my words to unfamiliar language. Meeting and blending with people from different sides of the world, taking me to open minded view that enriches my life experiences. I would not deny enjoy my life with walking around, language immersion in different places, have a cup of coffee at an unfamiliar coffee shop, embrace the history or art in many different museums, taking street photography, and things worth to give it a try.
WHEN WAS THE FIRST TIME?
As you read above that I have traveled since my young age which led me to love travel and meet new people. It was a couple of years ago when I was traveling Southeast Asia alone. I was trapped inside the KL train station because I did not know that they had closing time. I needed to run with other people to escape the security. Just because I did not get my train back to Thailand that time.
The second time was in Singapore, I lost my belongings and had to survive in Singapore without much money. Lucky me, Changi airport was very nice. I got a few Singaporean friends who help me get the airplane ticket, willingly. Of course before that I had to survive for 2 weeks. I slept in the airport and waited cheap food in the closing time of the food court. Fortunately, God is always good, I survived.
I barely made unforgettable experiences which made me think to help other people who did the same like me. How to overcome those fears, how to bravely conquer the new place, or just some short tips about some cool places. These are stories about a person who were bold enough to go to different countries and meet new people. There are also some personal posts that often reflect on my past and my identity and musings from every journey. But for sure, all the stories have one thing in common: everything has something to learn even.
I hope to inspire, motivate and get you excited about traveling through my stories. Not only that, I want to help you plan the perfect trip by giving you my personal opinions and best tips on how to have an exciting, adventurous and authentic experience.
I really like to make new friends. You can stay updated on all my adventures by signing up to the email list beside or following me on my Twitter, or Instagram. Since I am a random person, I am doing some food journal too through Instagram.
For more information, to reach out regarding traveling or sort of, or just to say hello, feel free to get in touch. You can send me an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
It would be nice to work with you, or for just a cup of coffee. 🙂