You’re now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!
You: how are you doing there?
Stranger: Age and location
You: 20 ID
Stranger: I’m fine thank you
Stranger: Where is Id?
Stranger: I’m 20 from the ph
You: Somewhere in southeast asia, i mean indonesia :v
You: We’re the same age then
Stranger: Ahhh I’m sorry, I’m from the philippines
Stranger: Yes, si why are you here?
You: Oh, I see
You: Looking for someone to chat, about everything is okay
You: Are you a student?
Stranger: Just graduated college, you?
You: I’m still a sophomore
You: So what are you doing now?
You: I mean after graduated college
Stranger: Well it’s 4am here in the ph
Stranger: Ahhh I’m gonna be looking for a job by next week
You: It’s 3am here, almost the same time :p
Stranger: Hehehe. So why you still up?
You: Have you got some plan for your career?
Stranger: What are you taking up?
You: I’m trying to study and end up can’t get to sleep :p
You: Do you mean my major?
Stranger: I’m planning on working on the government so I can pursue a post graduate deg
Stranger: Yes your major
You: I see, is there a big chance of getting scholarship for your postgrad if you work for the government there?
You: I’m taking dutch language and cultural studies
You: What’s your major btw?
Stranger: Not really, but the load of work on the gov is much more lighter compared to private companies. So I can still study while working
Stranger: Wow Dutch language
Stranger: Hope we have that kind of courses here
Stranger: I’m a graduate of civil engineering
You: I see, a good choice you have then
You: Well, humanities major doesn’t valued much here, but i think it open up my new perspective about life :v
You: Wow, civil engineering. It’s pretty rare to see a woman majoring in engineering.
Stranger: The same here, but if I was born rich, I probably took up arts or humanities
Stranger: Yes we’re like 15 girls on our class
Stranger: So what’s your new perspective about life
You: Nice choice, I think engineering major pay up much than humanities and other social sciences
Stranger: Thats the reason why I took it. Its all about the money hahah in the beginning but I ended up loving it
You: It’s not much of a perspective, just that I could value more about multiculturalism, about human nature
Stranger: I wish I could think like you do
Stranger: And see that kind of perspective
You: Haha, that’s cool. If you really love your job, then it won’t burden you.
You: You could start it by reading philosophy books, it’s fun ^^
Stranger: Yes, thank God I learned to love it
Stranger: Could you give me some ideas on what book should I be reading as a beginner hehe
Stranger: Philosophy books that are not so deep Hahah
Stranger: Coz I find philosophy hard to understand
You: I think Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder is a nice book for a beginner, it told philosophy with the story of novel
You: But I dunno whether it’s translated into Filipino or not
Stranger: Thanks I’ll look for that
Stranger: Its OK, English is like our second language so no need to worry
You: Do you have your favorite books too? I’m looking for recommendation
You: Oh, I see
You: But isn’t it hard to find English language book in your country?
You: It’s hard to find imported books here -__-
You: I must go to big bookstore like Kinokuniya or Books&Beyond to find it
Stranger: Nope,it’s easy to find English language books here.
You: Whoa, that’s so practical
Stranger: Do you know the book the twelfth angel? I can’t remember who is the author but that book made me cry a river haha
Stranger: I think you can use the internet then download books from torrent
Stranger: PDF books
You: Never heard it before, what is it about?
You: Yeah you can do it, but I feel a bit guilty for downloading illegal books :v
You: Unless it’s legal like project gutenberg or kindle books
Stranger: Its a story of a child who is a baseball player hahha.
You: Baseball player, eh
You: Is the author name Og Mandino?
Stranger: Hahaha I don’t feel guilty. Recently I downloaded Game of thrones and the books next to it on torrent
Stranger: Did you read it already?
You: Haha, we have different perspectives here :v
You: I haven’t read it yet
You: But I’ll look for it later
Stranger: Its not a philosophical book, it’s just a novel I think
You: I dunno, it’s just I’ll be very sad if I write a book and people take advantage of it without giving a notice to me :v
You: I see, good to hear that
Stranger: I’m sorryyyyyy
You: Philosophy is hard for me too, but it’s fun when you understand it hohoho
Stranger: I hope I can understand it well
You: It’s okay, it’s hard to prevent piracy this day =.=
You: But I think it’s okay if it’s for personal use
Stranger: Yes, I’m not gonna take advantage of it
Stranger: It’s for my eyes only hehe
You: Do you love reading?
Stranger: Not really, there are just certain books that I’ll love reading
You: I see, what’s your hobby then?
Stranger: Reading mangas, watching movies Hahah. You?
You: Pretty much the same as you, haha
You: What kind of mangas do you read?
Stranger: One piece, Magi, adventures of sinbad, fairytail, hxh
You: Gintama, Nisekoi, HXH, Relife, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and many other more X.X
You: But I’d prefer watching anime :v
You: There’s sound and the characters are moving, haha
Stranger: Hahaha yes yes, but I prefer manga. Because I already know what gonna happen on the anime
Stranger: But I love watching animes too. Its just that I don’t have much time watching
Stranger: And the internet here in the ph sucks
You: Haha but sometimes there are good original anime like AnoHana or Kabaneri the Iron Fortress that don’t have manga, so you can’h
You: *can’t get spoiler
You: I see, so that’s more practical to read mangas then
Stranger: Yes, I would love to try watching those
Stranger: Yes hahahah
You: Aren’t you into Kpop or Korean drama as well? Haha
You: Most girls here adore them
You: But the boys love animes and mangas more
Stranger: When I was in high school yes. But now not really
Stranger: My sister do love kpop
You: Pop culture is everywhere *-*
Stranger: Yes Hahahaha also here in the philippines
You: Btw where do you live in the Philippines?
Stranger: And you?
You: Oh, in Manila
You: I live in Depok, a suburb near Jakarta
Stranger: Ahhhh hehee I have no idea where is depok, I’m sorry. I only know Jakarta, Bali,
You: It’s okay, I don’t know other cities in the Philippines except Manila haha
You: Depok is 35 km south of Jakarta
You: Have you ever went abroad?
Stranger: Ahhhh. Is it city?
You: Yeah, it’s best to call it a satellite city
You: But my hometown is actually in Kalimantan
Stranger: Never in my life Hahaha. But I would love to go to other countries and explore their culture
You: 2 hours flight from Jakarta
You: I hope that you can do it soon~
Stranger: A satellite city is a sub city of Jakarta?
Stranger: Have you went to other countries?
You: It’s not a sub city, more like city that connected with Jakarta to make transportation system easier
You: We call it JaBoDeTaBek (from Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi)
You: More like some cities that support Jakarta
You: Yeah gladfully, I’ve been abroad twice
Stranger: How can these satellite cities support Jakarta?
Stranger: Where have you been? Hahaha I wish I could travel now
You: Everyday there’re many commuters moving between those cities for business or school activities, so the government made an integrated transportation like commuterline train and toll road
You: It’s Russia and Malaysia, and gladfully I could afford both of it for free, hoho
Stranger: Ahhhh OK now I understand.
Stranger: Russia! Wow how?
You: Is there smth like that too in Manila?
Stranger: What do you mean?
Stranger: Sattelite cities?
You: I went to Russia for an event about Russia-ASEAN relations and got sponsor from my college :v
You: Yeah, that’s what I mean
Stranger: Wow, you must be really really smart hehe
Stranger: Nope we don’t have. Haha. Lt
Stranger: Or maybe we don’t call it sattelite cities
You: I’m just lucky, not that smart :v
Stranger: Just ordinary cities
You: I see
You: But I love more about how Malaysia stabilizes 2 capital cities to make life easier
Stranger: Hahaha I bet that your smart Coz you’re chosen to participate on that kind of event
Stranger: They have 2 capital cities? What are those?
You: Hahaha, you can do it too. Just apply if there’s an opportunity.
You: It’s Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya
You: For business activities in Kuala Lumpur and for government activities in Putrajaya
Stranger: Putrajaya is new to me
You: I think Putrajaya is a really ideal place to live *_*
You: Well, it’s a new city which was built because of traffic jam in KL
Stranger: Wow, i hope it’ll happen in the philippines to
You: I just knew it recently too
Stranger: And I think our newly elect president has the same plan as malaysia
You: I think it could decrease slum area and traffic jam
You: Wow, really?
You: That’s a good news
Stranger: Yes, I hope that he can do it
You: Yeah, let’s hope it
Stranger: Praying hahha
Stranger: Coz the traffic jam here is unbearable
You: It’s the problem of almost all capital cities in the world *_*
Stranger: Yes hahahahah.
You: I think public transport is the solution, but the quality of public transportation here is not really good
Stranger: Same here. The problem here is that people buy their own cars even though they don’t have their own garage
You: It’s funny haha
Stranger: I’m already sleepy Hahaha it’s 5am here and my alarm is set on 8am hahha
Stranger: Whats your name?
You: I’m getting sleepy too, haha. Do you have some kind of activities this morning?
You: My name is Bagus
You: What’s yours?
Stranger: Yes hehe, I’m gonna be attending the oath taking for newly registered civil engineers, my name is lyca.
Stranger: Thanks for the time Bagus. I’ll find the book Sophie’s world hehhe
You: What a good name
You: Oh yeah before I forgot
You: I just remembered that there’s an event called Future City Summit, here’s the link https://www.facebook.com/futurecitysummit/timeline
You: It will take place in Hong Kong in August, and I think the topic is kinda suit your major
You: Or maybe you could share it to your underclassmen 🙂
Stranger: Thank you! I will check on that 🙂
Stranger: Its nice chatting with you 🙂
You: Thank you for the wonderful chat too, lyca 🙂
You: Haha, I felt that too
Stranger: Press the stop button hehhehe
You: Should I? Haha
Stranger: Hahahah yes you should,
You: Okay, see you again!
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