“Bitter coffee suddenly became sweet….You was beautiful”.
Setelah 1,5 jam menikmati The Hong Kong Observation Wheel dan AIA Vitality Park di sekitar Central Ferry Pier, akhirnya Aku mulai menyeberangi Connaught Road Central menuju Bank of China Tower (BOC Tower).
It wasn’t difficult to find that famous tower. Because from a distance, the building with a distinctive triangle frame was visible. The fourth tallest building in Hong Kong.
Whattt….All men/women who entering and out of the building looked handsome, beautiful, fashionable in a tie and metrosexual style….I momentarily stopped hesitating and watched its main door from a distance. OMG….No one looked like backpacker or tourist who entering it.
Going in or not?????
I would enter it…Step forward.
Ups, I canceled my steps…. stopped and turning back.
I must brave to entering it….Started to stepping again
Waited….Stop stepping….Bowed to thinking …. Scratching my head #lookeddramatic.
“You are timid, Donny….Come from far away, when arrive in destination then you run away….You must embarrassed with your jargon, Donny“, the heart whispered to the brain.
“Embarrassed, bro….Crumpled t-shirt, dirty trousers don’t be change for 4 days, cheap shoes from sidewalk store, and my bag shoulder strap is torn….I think, it will be many tourists there….Apparently it isn’t“, my brain defended.
“Yes, Donny…Can we directly go to Victoria Park? … Many Indonesians gather there” the heart confirmed.
“Well, right, what did I say….Come on go to Victoria Park while it isn’t late….” the brain began to ally with heart.
“I am salesmen, it should not have shame in my face”, my mouth began to kick out my heart and brain.
executive man in tie and some blond haired expats strangely saw me when they entered building’s door. I smile as sweet as possible, hoping someone was interested in my exotic black skin….Hahaha.
A few steps entering building, I stopped and stared at whole room…. Confidence…I looked for front desk location.
Yes….That, in the middle of room.
Me: “Can me ask?“….Oh, wrong question “Excuse me Miss, Can I get information about observation deck on 43th floor?“
She: Ouch, smiling sweetly, “Hi sir, our observation deck was closed“
Me: “Since when, Ms?“, My bad english, the important was she understood.
She : “It closed since May 2015, Sir”.
Me : “Oh Okay, Thanks you Ms”.
She : “You are welcome Sir. Happy journey in Hong Kong. Where are you come from?“.
Me : “I’m from Indonesia. Again, thank you for your kindness”……”Can me know where do you stay in Hong Kong?, I want to meet your parent”. #fictionquestion
Failed in got destination but feeling contented in overcoming my own fears, I turned to leave the building.
Rain….Whatttt….What must I did?.
All office employee went back into lobby. Imagine!, one backpacker style in the middle of a lot of tie and suits….God.
Okay….Okay….I looked around again.
Ahhhhaaaaa….That, Starbucks at left of room. With my confidence, I stepped to Starbucks. #rememberwallet
“You aren’t the only man who has money?” I arrogantly muttered…..Hahaha, I was sorry (tonight, I didn’t eat because of starbucks).
There was a voice behind me….
Beautiful blonde: “Hello, do you queueing?“.
Me : “Oh No, I just seeing the menu. You can queue first”, God…..I too long thought to find the cheapest coffee prices in front of cashier.
Beautiful blonde : “Oh thank you,
Me : “You are welcome,
Finally ordered a long black coffee for USD 2.
Very Bitter….Just swallow it…… because of lots of style.
Just sat in a row of empty chairs so that other people weren’t uncomfortable with my existence.
Chairs was getting full because other people also drank coffee and waiting for the rain to stop. And my luck came.
Bitter coffee suddenly became sweet….looked like sprinkled with 5 spoons of sugar. Because of she sat in front of me….
“Slow down drinking, Donny“, Satan began to whisper.
One sipping…..glancing……sipping again….then glancing again.
Instead of just being stunned, It was better if I asked.
Me : “Hi, Ms….Do you know WiFi password here?”
She : “I’m sorry, I’m using my own Wifi”, while smiling.
Me : “The hard hit” to me as free WiFi hunter….Hahaha.”Oh Ok, Thank you Ms”.
No longer glancing and no longer asking. Pretending to enjoy coffee which is actually very bitter…. #
My silly adventure in the BOC Tower ended with quite a number of hooks and uppercuts….Sad.
Rain had stopped….It was time to headed for Victoria Park. I exited the building and lunging at soft drizzle which exposed my face.
Come on, using Ding Ding Tram!