Jakarta oh Jakarta
Day 75. Post a Day 2011.
My relationship with Jakarta is in neutral state. We don't have love or hate relationship. Jakarta hasn't given me any memorable memories, either a good one or a bad one. So, I can't say I love it or I hate it. But one thing for sure, I will not live in Jakarta if I can. For good.
This city leaves so deep impression in me, in a negative way. Therefore I have my own perception about Jakarta. I see Jakarta is too crowded. It is densely populated. No wonder it has its own problems, such as traffic jam, too many crimes, water is becoming scarce, and many more. With all those problems, I don't want to work here or live here. I prefer working in my hometown to working in Jakarta. But, my mother prohibits me. She'd rather ask me to stay and work in Jakarta. When my parents ask me something, I don't have any power to argue.
It's true that job opportunities are more available in Jakarta. You can find any jobs here. Not merely jobs, but also you have opportunities to develop your career. That's what important, right? When you have a job, you don't want to be stagnant. You want to develop. You want your skills and your hardwork to be appreciated by getting your job paid well and getting a promotion.
Now, I'm thinking. If more and more people in Indonesia move to Jakarta to find a better living, can you imagine what Jakarta will be? It will be more crowded and more problems will follow. And Jakarta will be more inconvenient to live in. And if more and more people move to Jakarta, who will build their hometown?
Jakarta. A city which I've tried so hard to avoid, yet I will live in it. *sigh*