SMILE THERAPY 一笑天下無難事
Writer : Andi Najmira Puspitasari Amarala剛進入了新的一年，一個對自己充滿懷疑的女孩終於開始了她的人生新旅程。是的，這個女孩，就是我。我正準備離開我的舒適圈，讓自己獲得成長並能挑戰自我的機會。我向家人獻上我最燦爛的微笑，向他們保證我可以過得很棒。然後在2018年1月14日搭印尼最早的早班飛機到我從未去過的地方。飛行8個小時後，我終於抵達台灣。或許你們正在疑惑是什麼原因使我邁出我的步伐踏上了這個國家。我有很多想分享的事物，所以接下來的5週請持續追蹤我發布的訊息。在此我希望能夠分享在台北第一週我所做的“微笑療法”是什麼？尤其在雅德賽思幼兒園與兒童學社。
Date : 22nd January 2018
Date : 22nd January 2018
A girl who is having so much doubt in herself finally just started a new journey of her life as the new year has just started. That’s girl is me, I’m leaving my comfort zone to challenge myself to get the new experiences that could help me in developing myself. As I was giving my best smile to my family, so I could ensure them that I would be ok for all the way long. Then took the most earliest morning flight to the place that I’ve never been before in January 14, 2018. Having flight about 8 hours then I finally landed in Taiwan. Maybe you guys are wondering what is my thought that made me finally make the steps in this country. There are so many things that I would like to share, so just keep on the updates that I will post every week until the next 5 weeks. Here let me share something that hopefully you could get the sensation of “smile therapy” that I did for my first week in Taipei, especially in Art and Science Kids Society (ASKS).
After riding the MRT from Taoyuan International Airport with my lovely EP buddy, Rachel. Finally I arrived in the last station, the place that I would meet my host family father, Mr. David. Then I was having my first meal which is beef noodle, the Taiwanese pride. Yaa sure it could made me feel warm. Then Mr. David took me to his house and meet other family members; Mrs. Amy, Sunjade, Fountain, Yuki, and chiao-miaw. All I can do was smiling and said “thank you” for giving me a place, opportunity, and so much more that I would get with this family. Sure, here’s “the smile therapy” that I did.
After a day having full rest because I was really jetlag, I guess. Finally I went to my work place, Art and Science Kids Villa (ASKV, which is part of ASKS’s program) that is Mr. David and Mrs. Amy organized by themselves. Start from the excitement of the kids for having interaction with me, eventhough the langauge understanding still bordering us. But what I can do was automatically smiling. Even when I met the parents and other people around the street. Guess this Indonesian culture is also happening in here. Because the people are so friendly, they also giving back their true smile to me that made me feel comfort in here. I could feel the positive vibes in my host fam house and my work place. Guess I’m ready to continue my journey for the next week ahead.
PS: I would like to share the activities in ASKV for the next week post. So stay tune ;)
印尼籍國際志工 米拉 筆