Do you have a day in the year, which feels like the Universe Ganesha and Jesus collaborate to make it magical for you?
I do. It’s today’s date: January 26.
Yeah. I know, it sounds weird, but I do believe that January 26 is my day, as it has been for many years. Even though I have no idea when did it started to be my magical day, I have been keeping random records of life’s highlights which happened on January 26. Here are some of it:
2010 – It was the first time I told Fafa that I like LIKE him.
2012 – I flew back home from Singapore to spend the weekend with Amma
. We had a coffee ice cream date at Grand Indonesia, Jakarta.
2013 – Again I spent the day with Amma, this time we traveled to Taiwan together. My journal entry reads: “traveling with Amma, hopefully, we don’t kill* each other”. *I can be extra at times.
2014 – I was on the train to Busan when I realized that hey, I was traveling on the same date last year. There was no journal entry, instead, I wrote a blog post this year.
2015 – Woke up in my childhood bedroom with no travel plans. The only magical thing I could think of that morning was the breakfast made lovingly by Amma. But then, in the afternoon, I got a job interview call. I went for it and got an offer on the same day.
2016 – No travel this year too, but on the day I wrote down 16 goals to achieve in 2016.
2017 – I flew back to Jakarta on Australia day, which of course falls on January 26.
2018 – I was in Singapore for an overnight-stopover, before attending cousin W’s engagement back home. I rekindled a long lost friendship with a post-uni best friend, went to the temple, and finally let go of all residual juju. It felt good.
2020 – fast forward to today, I am in Bali. Writing this to you.
Not bad for January 26, eh? I hope this date stays magical forever.