it would be awesome trip, i would hike with my all the time buddy, when every mate changes, when every pal becomes slave, when every buddy goes to be money oriented and snob. This guy always being funny as jackass, smelly messy as hell and attitude as fuck haha (love this guy). time seemed to stop for us .. but spinning well for others. I knew him since we were at boarding school in one of somewhere gorgeous in south tapanuli. One day we would explore it, i spent my old good days with this guy. we discussed about Dewa, Padi, Sheila on 7 when they were still cool. Sung them in our loneliness, while washing and bathing time, you know, living in boarding school as 13 fucking years old boy was not that easy, i thought it was nightmare and he said it was blessing in disguise vice versa. he become the alumnus of the boarding school, when i graduated from senior highschool in my hometown. Different way same goal, we finally met again in one class, same department, same university unintentionally. Two cheap bastards united again and again, god gave rock n roll to us haha!
I saw my phone it was 07.15 p.m we were waiting for a minibus in the gasoline station which hit the highway. We had good quality time, chit chat with arif about his sister proposal and would be getting marry soon, about our innocence childhood, our history past and future time, while looking ijul tried to stop some minibuses to sungai penuh. There was other mate who helped us but it was totally slipped on my mind, god bless you dude. We finally got a minibus, ijul and driver bargain each other and bingo! We got the good price cos we rode outside of terminal. So long! pekanbaru the fortune city.
Morninggg!! I just woke up and we just arrived at solok selatan, every passager were sleeping. Too early wake up too late to got fresh air, we listened to minang songs all night long. We discussed about those lyrics last night, minang songs are meaningful and full of metaphor. Check this one out “takicuah di nan tarang” or “tricked in the daylight”. It is so cool, isn’t it? That is why we know so many men of letters from minang. There are Buya Hamka (tenggelamnya kapal Van Der Wijck), Chairil Anwar (AKU remember AADC !), a living legend taufik ismail (panggung sandiriwa – God bless, Tuhan – Bimbo then Gigi) and so many more, they are awesome. The last, we got good words from those songs, as amateur un-skill musician haha!, we got some inspiration, hail to them!
sungai penuh is about to come man! mr. Sleeping beast! Haha it was 06.30 a.m and we would be there on 01.00 p.m. Moustache, beard, holes of acne are beast combination haha!
we took a rest again for lunch, this was the fourth rest time and the car had to be repaired twice. What a messy! But hey the show must go on huh. We just drank coffee, we got treated by a man who sit in front of us, thank sir anyway! Two hours to midday two hours to sungai penuh.
here we are ! finally at tugu macan After 16 hours on the road from pekanbaru to sungai penuh, jambi. It a long way to the top if you wanna rock n roll AC/DC said hehe.. One thing that made me never forget about tugu macan, there were couple guys asked us for some photos. Maybe they thought i’m jake gylanhall uppss
we were in kerinci basecamp to rest our butt while asking about the chance to hike kerinci, preparing energy, making friendship, drinking tea and coffee cos nothing more with common people. Look at that the photos’s on the wall hehe. people here was very very welcome to us, we were blessed. but unfortunately he told us not to hike mount. kerinci till a week later cos someone was lost before new year. so the officer of kerinci seblat national park forbidden the hiking for almost 2 weeks till the victim can be found and all is clear there. we didnt about this before, we should make a plan b cos we have been here. damn! we would be missed our chance to hike this mount.
the beauty evidence of mount. Kerinci, we spent our time to look around the basecamp, we went to the tea garden, capturing some moment, the sunset beside the mountain, we are so this close! Haha
not because the branded adventure gear that you have but the higher ability and more independent your shirt!!! hail to Gemuruh Musik Pertiwi bravo Re-Anamnesis!!.
it’s time to execute plan b, no matter what, kinda lame and spiritless. Once again the hiking must go on Keep moving on. Time for mount. Tujuh make it fun make it cool, adrenalin starts to flow, we’re hiking all around.
for someone with a lot of heavy songs in the Chinese phone (yes Chinese phone !) this trip song goes to “pasukan perang dari rawa” komunal’s track cos we begun from rawa aka pekanbaru. Let’s sing along!!! “ derap langkah bergema Oi! Oi! Oi! Menangkan perang ini “ arrrggghhh.
we all grew up with the scout, me and ijul really remember our shitty scout moment. When we were on every Friday, our scout day, everybody would be like a robot, obey the seniors, would be punished if you break the rules. Our scout advisor looked like a notorious assassin who can kill a guilty. If you are into scout, you are so boring.
coffee break! Is there any coffee break in hiking? Haha.. who give a shit? Ijul is a coffee freak, cant breath without coffee, it heals his migraine. So we put down our carryall to boil water making two cups of coffee. Sting said “i don’t drink coffee.. i take tea my dear” yeah i don’t drink coffee not even tea, just mineral water but i have no problem with both. It just the habit, cos drinking coffee and tea is my daily activity.
coffee got ijul’s insanity back and also some greens, yeah he flied for a moment in the middle of jungle J. This is always stuck on my mind, why do people love green while enjoying nature? I think no relation. Though we are buddy it doesn’t mean we have same opinion or same habit.
lot of steps closer to the top and it forced us to move faster. But what the hell are we hurrying for? So let it slow but sure, we didn’t need to prove anybody here
got the top! Yeah i was not really exited, this was not what i have planned before. Nothing special here the peak of this mount are full of trees. We were gonna set the tent up close to the lake. What lake?? Yeah follow us..
here comes the lake! Ijul said we were stepping down carefully. The sun shined so bright, it made us so curious about the lake, you know lake is so mysterious
wow.. the lake appeared so huge and wide, it looked more mysterious hehe.. did you ever watch lake placid? A crocodile monster suddenly attacked people near by the lake. Huhh.. i got trapped by movie hehe
we could clearly see now the fabulous landscape. All around the lake is the hills, this is just likely crater, probably couple of centuries ago who knows?.
i hung up and thought, “subhanallah” i grew up with these amazing natural resources. I said once that i aspired to be a diplomat. A diplomat means nothing, has no meaning, i would live my life with adventure. How much cooler does i get?
we finally got the cozy place to set up the tent which is we can take a look around the green hills and the surface of lake. Fiuhhh first thing to do is breathing deeply J feel into the wild. We are definitely wild men. Time to get some coffee again, take the stove out put the gas in and fight water with fire
ijul from the punk rock masher to indie pop hipster haha. After we have splitted several years almost 5 years. I worked in my hometown he worked in the fortune town. He is turning into different music taste as i know now haha luckily not his good personality. Cos i was into Efek Rumah Kaca meanwhile he was listening to superman is dead. He even asked me to join this three chord piece band hyper insomnia to be one of their guitarist. I loved the band, the men inside but i was not into their music unfortunately but it didn’t change me my friendship and i would be their biggest fan as a friend. Yeah we were on afternoon talk, staring at the lake amazingly hail to ijul!
it was kinda weird, this was the first time for me to cook some foods in the forest. You know every time i went out for trip, i always had someone who cook better than me, yes really better than me, so let the expertise do the cooking. I guessed i was more much better than this reckless boy haha! He was my assistant cutting some unions, chillies, taking fresh water. Hell yeah!! let the expert do the cooking!!
yeahh small salted fish was fried, it would be spicy salted fish menu this afternoon. The hot oil burned my thigh skin i got burning pain ( i suddenly remember all the time – the sigit “ it just like a burning pain that never end all the time “) oh gosh i was too much haha. This was just temporary burning pain.
the blue panorama at sunset, between day and night, angel and demon, saint and sinner, man and gay haha! (metallica and bon jovi ? upss..)
full moon tonight!! Full moon tonight !! ( anda perdana’s song was occasionally made my night on fire!) We got priceless view maaannn!!. No wind not even cold and the beauty mysterious shadow of the full moon on the surface of lake (wow!! this part would be my psychedelic album title hehe), can’t you imagine that?. The full moon was obsessing our both soul, i do adored this moment. Ijul was flying to sky while talking with me yeah he got stoned over. We were listening some indie great song such matajiwa, tigapagi, melancholic bitch yeah ijul’s playlist. He unexpectedly felt so cold, trembled as here is zero Celsius degree cos i didn’t even feel cold i just worn my flannel. I didn’t know why i was a bit panic of him. He suddenly come into tent, put in his sleeping bad. I directly boiled the water for hot tea while keep talking with him. I guessed the hypothermia symptoms, probably the mild hypothermia. Yeah you know hypothermia is a condition in which the body’s core temperature drops below that required for normal metabolism dan body functions. Or maybe stoned over caused hypothermia? Oh my fucking mate you made me panic in this priceless moment haha!. After giving him hot tea, i cleaned and kept all of the stuff it’s time to sleep. I made sure him ok with late night talking about his favourite band melancholic bitch. What a night!