You're probably wondering what this is all about...
Because following is not what I expect from people I care about, from people I meet on this trip around the world. I rather see you joining the journey for a day, a week, through a phone call or even a personal message. Following is a passive action we got used to, through social medias, but the question is what do YOU want to do? What do YOU want to achieve?
I was too long addicted to this behaviour and while on the road, always see more people drown in their devices, reading what others do and posts, trying to get as much attention as possible.
Though I'm asking: What do I need? 1'000'000 followers or 10 good customers? 1'000'000 virtual friends I'll probably never meet or 5 good buddies I can meet and rebuild the world with? Isn't it more enjoyable to sit on a beautiful beach, watching the sunset with people you just met and enjoy chatting with? Or sitting in a heavy decorated living room, on your own, laying on a couch, reading on an iPad, how lucky those guys on the beach are, right now? I will never pretend to know the truth, but one I can tell you for sure, I love meeting people, discovering cultures, food and traditions on a journey, I really wish will never end.
I used to teach the advantages of social medias, their power and strength for companies and the development of businesses, I did it on my own webpages and it's a powerful tool, it's a great way to promote your work, to find customers, get in touch with friends, keep in touch with your family...
But why is this need to follow others so strong?
Why staying passive behind a screen, like me right now writing those lines?
Why wishing what others have, when opening a door and going out is so easy.
An adventure doesn't cost thousands of Dollars, Euro or Yen, an adventure is a dream we want to reach, a destination we want to see, a friend we want to visit. Of course you're welcome at any time on this page and I'd be more than happy to have a message, a visit or share a drink with YOU!
Promise me just, that you'll have a dream, that you'll believe in (doesn't matter how big) and you'll realise it!
Don't simply follow, join! Come to my side and let's discover the world together!
Thank you so much for your time and have a wonderful day.
Life is too short to be a follower, but long enough to be enjoyed traveling and going on an adventure!
Originally "Terima Kasih" or Thank you in Indonesian but often shortened to Makasii (and Bali also uses Suksema).
Simply to say thank you to all friends I've met and will meet during this project, this trip around the world. Thank you for the support, the amazing time spent in Spain, Romania, Bali, Bangkok, Phuket, Vienna, Mondsee, Paris, Marseille, Singapore and all the places I will have the privilege to see in the next months and years.
Traveling is not only moving from one place to the other, it's also getting richer at any and every step, richer in emotions, in experiences, in connections and relationships.
How many of you (I mean us) are thinking:
"I would love to do..., but..."
...but I cannot, because I have a job/family/kids/money issues etc..
...but what happens when I am back?
...but, but, but... so many excuses.
We almost all dream of adventures, but don't take risks.
We almost all dream of flying, but stay in our nest.
Is it fear? Is it comfort?
All revolution started with a single person having a dream.
All big changes started in a garage, a basement or by accident.
The Makasii Project is nothing more, nothing less, just an accident, a scar which turned to be an adventure, with its changes, its surprises and many destinations to come, many people to be met, many experiences to be shared.
Thank you for all the beautiful smiles that lead to the BFFAD project.
Thank you for amazing friendships.
Thank you for those talks and discoveries.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a part of your journey, your life for a little while.
Thank you for the magical moments!
Terima Kasih, Suksma, Gracias, Merci, Danke, Tak, Köszönöm, Multumesc, Shukran, Khop Khun Krap...
...and of course, THANK YOU for stopping by!