Tending the Mayor

1 night I was in Bali, then I was in Jakarta, then I was on the plane, then Port Moody, then downtown Vancouver. All back to back. What’s going on?!

At first when my dad asked if I wanted to go home to Vancouver out of nowhere, I didn’t know what to say. Yes I want to go, but I also had a long list of things I wanted to do at the hotel. But I couldn’t turn down his offer because I was going to Vancouver to attend Globe Series Conference and be the personal driver/assistant to Ridwan Kamil, the #1 mayor in Indonesia right now.

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I didn’t even have time to be jetlagged, it was always a time to go go go go.

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We took him to UBC briefly. He enjoyed Vancouver so much that he said he might convince his son might be interested to study in Vancouver.

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Later that night, he did a candid interview and dropped some wisdom at the Indonesian consulate.

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Then the tour continued..

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We started the conversation in Vancouver..

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And we continued it in Bandung!

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I was pretty exhausted but happy for the opportunity. It was amazing to hear directly from him the ideas and plans he has for Bandung and I can only hope his energy and goodwill would spread to the rest of Indonesia.

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