You Reap What You Sow

LOCKDOWN. What do you think when you read this word? Not allowed across the city? Not allowed across the country? Yes, that’s correct, but the lockdown that I felt in China is different than in my hometown or another country, where we still can go to the supermarket or traditional market to buy our supplies or needs or maybe there is a restricted hour to go out and after that time not allowed be in the outside. Today is my 30 days lockdown in Shanghai on Saturday, 16 April 2022, where we can’t go out of our building and compound. 

I know this lockdown is not easy for everyone, especially for little vendors and some workers that need to work on-site. I don’t know how they are surviving during these difficult times. I saw a video on social media, there is a man-eating instant noodle every day because he can’t effort to buy vegetables, fruit, and meat. This is the irony of this lockdown. I don’t want to complain, but the management is not ready enough to face this epidemic, even if it became a pandemic 2 years already. When other countries are already free can travel go anywhere they want, China still closes their border strictly. And this is what makes me confused, why even if they already use “The Dynamic Zero Tolerance Covid”? This virus still can spread inside of China. 

And on April 8, 2022, I got sick where I never been got fever this high before (psst… not covid), I have been four days got a high fever and reached 41 degrees on my third day. The volunteer in my building helps me to contact the hospital to send an ambulance to pick me up. But, going to the hospital is not an easy task during this epidemic in Shanghai and even if you are in an emergency situation, they will reject you if you did not have 48 hours of the nucleic acid test. Because I don’t have a nucleic acid test report within 48 hours, I can’t go to the hospital. So, I canceled my plan to go to the hospital. And actually, I’m also afraid to go to the hospital because my Chinese is not really good, and then how if they are not patient enough to hear what I said in Chinese? And also, the risk to get infected with Covid is so high if we go to the hospital at this time. 

And fortunately, on the fourth day, my body temperature drops until became a normal temperature, thank God for your blessing and protection. And when I’m sick, I have someone that is always patient listen to my worried, and always told me to positive thinking and nothing is impossible with God. I also have my mom that always prays for me to be healthy again. I have a good housemate that takes care of me. She cooked breakfast, lunch, and dinner for me until I’m fully recovered. I just knew her when we got lockdown. The first time talked with her was when I called her to go for the nucleic acid test because the committee told us to take the test together based on the flat. She looks so scary at that time. And the second time talk with her when I want to share veggies that I got from my company, my company gave us so many veggies and I definitely can’t finish them by myself and when my company gave us the second package again, I shared again to her and my Poland’s neighbor. Because of this the connection between me with my housemate and my Poland neighbor become good. 

And my boss gave me a red packet (RMB 200) to give to my neighbor. But she rejected it and said, “we are all under the same roof and I just moved to Shanghai, and our neighbors are so good and kind. Especially you, you showed me the kindness and what I did is nothing”. Same with Poland’s neighbor, she gave me watermelon, banana, banana pancake, veggie pancake, tuna pasta, an ice bag for my fever, and honey. The volunteer (Penny) that help me to contact an ambulance, make sure to the committee that I still can back to my apartment if I go out to the hospital, and help to buy medicine for me. And I also want to say thank you to my neighbor 704 for the paracetamol, because buying paracetamol during this lockdown is not easy. We need to put our data and they will be thinking we get Covid.

I’m really so blessed because there are a lot of good things that happened in my life during my difficult time, and many peoples take care of and are good to me. So, keep humble and kind to other people, because you never know what will happen in your life and you reap what you sow. 

Lockdown in Shanghai 2022

Yeah, I know it’s been two years already since Covid19 came to us and changed our life. From we need to wear a mask when we go out, social distance, make sure everything is hygiene. And traveling around the world became so difficult, such as so many procedures that we need to follow, many of us even need to separate with our family or LDR with our partners, because of this travel restriction. Many of us also lost our family, partner, job, business, etc. These two years become so difficult for all of us.

From 2020 until now, China is so strict and hard to work to fight this Covid19, so at that time in 2020, they only need 1,5 to 3 months to recover from this covid.  And I think only China that still closed its border until now. Only someone who has a PU letter (permit letter from foreign immigration in China), and a working visa/spouse visa can come to China. But the flight ticket is so expensive, for example from Jakarta to China can be around RMB 40000-50000 (around USD 7000-8000), we also need to quarantine for 14-28 days depending on the city you arrive and you need to pay it by yourself. 

I still remember I’m stuck in my hometown Indonesia from Jan 22, 2020, until Sept 23, 2020. Because China closed the border, even for those who still have working visas and resident permits. And I’m so lucky at that time because I took my office laptop with me, so I still can work from home for almost 9 months. I almost every day read news about China to find good news about when they open the border for those who have a resident permit and working visa/spouse visa until I feel tired and tried to enjoy my time with my family in Indonesia. 

And on July 2020, my ex-colleague in Chengdu told me China started to open the border to another country such as Singapore, Japan, Korea, and finally Indonesia on August 2020. I’m so lucky because my resident permit and working permit are still active until Nov 2020. If my visa expired, I don’t know at this time if I’m still working in my current company or not. Because to get PU letter is not easy, you need to have an important position to get it and need a long process and expensive to get it. I still remember Aug 2020, before China opened the border to Indonesia, my company want to try to make a PU letter for me, and the fee around RMB 15000 (USD 2300), but not sure will get it too. So, if they reject it, you will lose your money.

They also have a strategy called “The Dynamic Zero Covid19” to handle this pandemic. For example, if there is one positive case in your compound, they will do massive testing for that compound. And for those who did not live in the same building with a positive person, only need to quarantine in their apartment for 2 days. And for life in the same building will be locked in their building for 14 days and a doctor will come to their room to give a test, someplace needs to do everyday nucleic acid test, some only 4- 8 times within 14 days.

And March 2022, Covid19 came again to China, there are outbreaks again in China starting in Jilin, Changchun, and Shanghai and then spreading around China. But the other cities are not serious as these three cities, especially Shanghai. Shanghai has been in a difficult position right now, new cases per day have been reached 355 for confirmed cases (have symptoms) and 5298 for asymptomatic cases (report for March 30).

I have been locked in my compound since March 18, 2022, until now, even if my compound did not have a case. And on March 26, they announced they will do a half area lockdown, first starting from Pudong’s area on March 28 at 5 AM – April 1, 2022, at 5 AM and then continue to the Puxi area from April 1,2022 at 3 AM until April 5 at 3AM. It is so difficult to buy vegetables, meat, and your needs during this lockdown. But fortunately, today (March 31, 2022) I got veggie from my management compound and got news my company will send us a “care package” (veggie, meat, etc.). Since this lockdown, every time I eat my food, I don’t know why that food becomes so tasty like your heart can taste it too. Maybe because so difficult to get it, like I need to spend my half-day time refreshing delivery apps to buy food. So many blessings come into my life during this time and make me appreciative and feel more grateful for every little thing that I got. Keep safe and health all of you! :).

How To Entry China During Pandemic From Indonesia?

As in my previous posts, I’ve been stuck in Indonesia for almost 9 months from Jan 22, 2020, until September 23, 2020. After back and forth looking for good news on the internet, finally I got good news on August 21, 2020. Because China open border for Indonesia, but only for people who have working permit & resident permit that still active, spouse visa, business visa. And luckily my working permit & resident permit still active, so I can apply for a visa freely to Visa Center in Jakarta. But for those who only have a working permit active and resident permit already expired, need to prepare a PU letter.

What is a PU letter? PU letter is an invitation letter issued during the epidemic that an inviting entity needs to receive from the relevant Foreign Affairs Office (FAO) to allow the invitee to apply for a visa in their respective country outside of China. And to get this letter you need to wait 5 weeks or more and sometimes can get rejected too. Because only someone that have important or urgent things or have an important position in the company could get this letter. And then their company should be have big income or categories big company.

Due to Covid-19 cases became worst again outside of China, China has changed some regulations. And below are the requirement to go back to China from Indonesia (should be similar with other countries too) :

1. All passengers need to get 2 shots of Chinese vaccines http://id.china-embassy.org/eng/lsqw/visainfo/t1864124.htm

2. Please visit the website of the Chinese Visa Application Service Center https://bio.visaforchina.org/ to fill in, submit, download, print and sign the “Visa Application Form of the People’s Republic of China” and “Confirmation of Online Visa Application”. Please make an appointment with the Visa Center to submit your application documents.

3. All passengers departing from Indonesia to China should take direct flights.

4. All passengers going to China should be isolated in a single room at least 14 days before departure and monitor their health conditions as required. Those who have been in isolation for 14 days and have normal body temperature and no respiratory symptoms may proceed to complete nucleic acid tests and serum IgM and IgG antibody tests at two different designated institutions within 48 hours before boarding with the assistance of the relevant airlines. The Chinese Embassy and Consulate in Indonesia will decide whether to issue Health Code or Health Declaration Form based on the regulations and the test results (numerical value).

5. All China-bound passengers whose nucleic acid test and serum IgM and IgG antibody test results from designated institution shows any item to be positive will be deemed infected before, except those who hold the certificate of vaccination.

6. When applying for a Health Code or Health Declaration Form, in addition to the nucleic acid and serum IgM and IgG antibodies negative test results, all China-bound travellers should provide the following materials:

* Work certificate issued by the employer (stamped with the official seal of the company and signed by the legal representative or its authorized personnel);

* Indonesian residence permit, visa or entry stamp;

* Other documents required by the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia.

7. Passengers who depart from East Timor or other countries to Indonesia via land ports for transit to China,should first undergo nucleic acid test and serum IgM and IgG antibody test at the place of departure, and apply for a Health Code or Health Declaration Form from the Chinese Embassy in the place of departure. If there is no record of application, the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia will not review and issue Health Code or Health Declaration Form.

From China Embassy Website
From China Embassy Website

If you don’t have the greed HS Code or green HDC QR Code (https://hrhk.cs.mfa.gov.cn/H5/) , you can’t board the plane. Keep healthy and safety guys. Good luck!

Staycation Near Disneyland Shanghai

Last weekend I went to staycation to Southeast of Shanghai, exactly near with Disneyland. And I stayed 3 days in Lu Rao Yun family resort. The price is 250 yuan per night and the room is so comfort and cozy with simple and woody decoration. The owner is also nice and kind.

How i to go there ? 

I need to take metro line 2 to Chuansha station from my place and choose exit 2. After that take a bus 628 to go to this resort for 18 stations until Zhouzhu gonglu zhiyuanlu. It took 1,5 hours to go here. And I really love this place, because not many tall buildings, silence, many green things, and flowers and there is a bird voice all day that make you calm and relax. So nice to short escape from busy noisy big city Shanghai.

Day 2 I went to Xin Chang Ancient Water Town and It took 1 hour from my resort with bus 628 to Xin Tai Gong Lu Hu Nan Gong Lu bus station. From this station we still need walk to go there around 8-10 minutes. 

Xin Chang Gu Zhen (Xin Chang Ancient Town) is water town, that surrounding by rivers. The location is in Southeast of Shanghai, 36 km from the city center and 20 km from Shanghai Pudong International Airport. 

What you can see in this water town?

There are many stalls that sell meat, clothes, accessories, food, vegetable, flower, coffee, etc.

After that, I’m going back to my resort and I met with the owner. And he said there is a strawberry park near the resort, where we can pick strawberries by our self. And I decided to go there because only need to walk 500 meters. It is so fun and the owner also nice and kind. For 500-gram strawberry cost 30 yuan. And after that, I went back to my resort to take a rest.

Pulang Indonesia di Awal Coronavirus Baru Mulai Menyebar

Tahun 2020 adalah tahun yang penuh tantangan, tantangan untuk tetap sehat, tantangan untuk tetap survive dalam segi keuangan dan sebagainya. Dikarenakan hal yang tidak di duga datang di awal tahun 2020, Covid-19. Kebetulan saya berencana untuk balik ke Indonesia pada saat Chinese New Year itu sudah dari Oktober 2019, karena saya ingin berobat di Indonesia dan juga karena bosan kalau hanya di China. Yang mana pada saat itu, Covid belum muncul.

Pada awal-awal Januari mulai ada berita bahwa ada penyebaran virus aneh yang menyebabkan pneumonia di Wuhan. Dan pada sekitar tanggal 17 Januari 2020 mulai ada berita untuk memakai masker di China. Dalam sekejab masker mulai susah untuk di cari dan harganya juga menjadi mahal. Dan tanggal saya balik ke Indonesia adalah 22 Januari 2020 di pagi hari. Pada tanggal 22 Jan ini, Shanghai masih belum memperketat protokol seperti harus pakai masker, hanya berdasarkan kesadaran masing-masing, tapi hampir semua orang memakai maskernya. Setelah saya transit di Malaysia orang-orang tidak ada yang pakai masker, begitu pula setelah saya sampai di bandara Soekarno Hatta, Jakarta. Indonesia juga masih belum ada menerapkan protokol kesehatan. Dan sekitar sore hari di seluruh China pada tanggal 22 Januari 2020 mulai melakukan protokol yang ketat. Sehingga membuat saya khawatir pada saat itu sampai 1 bulan saya merasa parno (masa inkubasi 14 hari), karena tidak ada pengecekan suhu tubuh pada saat saya ke airport. Begitu juga dengan di Jakarta baru menerapkan pengecekan suhu tubuh pada saat malam hari. Saya parno karena saya tidak mau membahayakan keluarga saya. Tapi untungnya saya bersih dari coronavirus.

Pada akhir bulan Maret 2020, ada berita China closed border, untuk mencegah penyebaran virus keluar atau masuknya virus baru ke China. Hanya orang yang memiliki working permit atau resident permit yang di buat setelah bulan Maret 2020 yang dapat masuk China. Dan karena protokolnya yang ketat dan masyarakatnya yang patuh pada pemerintah, China tidak membutuhkan waktu yang lama untuk mengembalikan perekonomiannya kembali seperti semula. Untuk Shanghai hanya membutuhkan waktu 1,5 – 2 bulan lockdown total. Tapi setelah itu orang-orang sudah mulai bisa kembali bekerja dan beraktivitas seperti biasanya.

Saya bersyukur sekali pada saat saya pulang Indonesia, saya membawa laptop kantor. Dan saya termasuk salah satu orang yang beruntung yang masih diperbolehkan bekerja dari rumah di saat pandemik. Saya stuck di Indonesia selama hampir sembilan bulan. Karena pada akhir-akhir Agustus 2020, China baru membuka border untuk orang Indonesia yang masih memiliki resident permit dan working permit yang masih aktif. Sungguh pengalaman yang tidak terlupakan untuk melakukan penerbangan selama pandemik ini, dimana saya harus juga melakukan karantina selama 14 hari di China dan di swab PCR 3 kali.

New Year, New Goals, New Dreams. Welcome, 2021 :)

Today is the first day of 2021. Let’s start this year with a smile and positivity because you did so well in surviving 2020.

We know 2020 has been difficult for all of us. Many peoples lost their job, lost their families, lost everything in their life. But 2020 has taught us many things, such as about ourselves, our relationships, our passions, and our values. Besides the bad things that happened in 2020, we also have many good things happened such as make us closer with our family, because we spend the day with them during the quarantine. And make us more grateful for what we have than we don’t have. Make us appreciate little things happened in our life that can bring happiness for us.

Everything happens for a reason and there is something that we can learn from that. It all depends on how we look at things. We can be stress and sad for that and it is normal, take time to heal. But don’t let that thing drag your life down.

Forget all the bad things that happened last year and focus on making 2021 better for us and the people we love. Make your dreams come true, keep positive and optimistic. We can do it :).

2020: Many Things Happened in My Life

It started on Jan 22, 2020 in the early morning, when i took a flight to go to my hometown from China to Indonesia for holiday. And I bought this ticket since Oct 2019, so I don’t know will be there is coronavirus in 2020. When i took this flight, we are still don’t know coronavirus will be so dangerous, still many peoples didn’t wear a mask in the airplane. And when arrive in Malaysia for transit, I also open my mask. Because I thought will be safe in Malaysia. And after I arrived in my hometown for a few days, I read a news the virus already spread in Malaysia since Jan 21, 2020. I got panic and paranoid and make me stress. Because I’m afraid get infected by this virus and put my family in dangerous situation.

At that time my throat also is not feeling well, the feel is like want to get cough. But actually maybe because my gastric and the weather in China and Indonesia is different. And because my anxiety I had short breath for a few days. Every time I read the news and want to checking my flight is free from virus or not, I can’t breath so well. And this make me more stressful again. After 3 weeks in Indonesia and suddenly my friend told me, she is so stress until had short breath. And I immediately asked her ” Ow, too stressful can make us have a short breath?” And she said yes. After that I’m feeling more relax and calm and not have short breath again.

Long story short, I’m stucked in my hometown for almost 9 months from Jan 2020 – Sept 2020 and I never been stay in my hometown more than 2 weeks or 1 month before, after I went to the University. So maybe God have another plans for me, to make me closer with my family and especially my little nephew, spend time with them. And I also met my girlfriend when I’m stucked in Indonesia. So it is like a blessing in disguise. I wish I can traveling back to Indonesia in 2021 easily and meet with my girlfriend and my family. Actually not only me, but for peoples around the world can traveling easily without this coronavirus again 🙏 🙏 🙏. And wish everything goes smoothly in 2021. Stay safe, healthy, and happy guys!!! 🍻

China Reopen Borders For Some Countries

China started to closed the borders on March 28, 2020. Since that time who issued their visa before March 28, 2020 can not entry China. And after 8 months being stuck in my hometown in Indonesia. Finally I got good news on August 22, 2020, China finally open the borders for who still have working permit and resident permit still valid. And below is what we need to prepare to back to China and this is can use for all countries, not only for Indonesian.

Working permit and resident permit still valid

If your WP and RP still valid, you can apply it online without PU Letter (Invitation Letter) and free. Step by step as below :

  1. Open China visa application service center http://bio.visaforchina.org/globle/
  2. Choose in which country and city you want to renew your visa and submit it.
  3. After submit it, please send email to visa application service center your passport, working permit, resident permit, photo 3,3 x 4,8 cm, and application form.
  4. After that you will get appointment via email to give your passport, copy of passport, copy of stamp enter your country, copy of WP & RP, application form, photo 2 pieces 3,3 x 4,8 cm (the newest one).
  5. For normal process you need to wait 3-4 working days to get back your passport with visa.
  6. Take a nucleid acid test 3 days or 5 days before your flight (some countries still have rule to take it 5 days before flight and some countries 3 days before flight), but i suggest to you to get the result 3 days/ 72 hours before your flight. After that you need to fill health declaration form, just for name, passport number, signature, and date. And you can download the form in here http://id.china-embassy.org/eng/sgdt/W020200820644930248027.png
  7. After that scan your Z/M visa, nucleid acid test result, and health declaration form, passport to embassy. And they will send you back with stamp in there. And please print it out and bring it with you when you flight.

How if working permit and resident permit expired?

If your resident permit expired already, you need to ask your HR to make PU letter / invitation letter for you to make Z visa / M visa (business visa). And for working permit your HR can renew it via online. After you get the PU letter, you can follow step by step same like if WP & RP still valid.

I’m so sorry if there is mistake, i just want to share to everyone. Hope my blog can be useful. Good luck and keep healthy and safe guys 🙂

Traveling to Manila: Where I Stay and What I Eat?

Jeepney (Philippines’s Public Transportation)

Where I stay?

March 29, 2019, this is my first time came to Manila and also my first experienced for solo traveling. I’m so afraid when decided to do this trip because I searched for everything about countries that I want to visit. And I saw on the internet many peoples said Manila is not safe, many scams and etc. But this is wrong. The important thing is wherever you go, as long as you don’t wear something expensive and don’t go alone in the dark street late at night, it will be safe.

I’ve stayed in Manila for 3 days in Zen Rooms Vista Taft is located in the Malate district. This hotel is like a mini studio apartment where they provide microwave, tableware. There are also have a swimming pool, gym. The staff and security are nice and humble. The location of this hotel near De La Salle University. And surrounding many landmarks, such as the Cultural Centre of the Philippines, Rizal Park, Manila Ocean Park, Greenbelt Mall, and there is a cafe on the first floor and mini market. Many restaurants around this apartment too. The price isn’t too expensive but has an amazing view of the sea and you also can see the sunset from your room with the beautiful color of sky and light from the building, house, and car.

View from my hotel in Zen Rooms Vista Taft

Actually nothing much I did in Manila, it is like travel for food. Because I just want to relax and enjoy many delicious foods. And this is what I ate in Manila :

  1. Jollibee

I think many peoples know about Jollibee, one of franchise restaurant for fried chicken that originally from Philippines that have many branches in abroad. So I tried their crispy fried chicken and spaghetti with Philippines’s specialty banana ketchup. And yeah, their fried chicken is really so good and crispy. For spaghetti is so so for me, but still delicious. You need to try Jollibee if you go to the Philippines.

2. Fresh Seafood in Seaside Dampa or Market (Pasay City)

On my second day, my friends took me to go to eat seafood in Seaside Dampa. So many peoples sell seafood and the seafood are so fresh. So first we need to buy seafood and we bought prawn, crab, clam, and fish. After that, we choose which restaurant to help us to cook it. And we need to decide what sauce we want to use and how to cook it. For crab, we chose to cook it with garlic chili sauce, for prawn cook it for sinigang and tempura, clam chili sauce, and grilled fish. And everything is so delicious because the seafood is so fresh. Don’t forget to come here if you visit Manila and we spent PHP 4500 or like USD 90 for 3 persons.

3. Garlic Beef Tapa

This is one of my favorite food in Philippines and a popular breakfast dish here. Also known as tapsilog stands for tapa, sinangag at itlog. Tapa for beef tapa, sinangag for garlic fried rice, and itlog for egg. This is simple delicious savoury food, i really love it. You must try this if you come to Philippines. I tried it in one of restaurant in BGC area.

Weekend Market in Manila

If you want to have experience feel something local and international things at the same time in Manila. They have two street food market in here. You can find local dishes from the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and other countries and they also sell some organic food, art, bracelets, and many again. And they are not open on the same day.

The first is Salcedo market only open on Saturday from 7 am to 2 pm at Jaime Velasquez Park of Salcedo Village in Makati City, Manila. And the second is Legazpi market open on Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm at Legazpi Car Park in Makati City (New location at Herrera st. cor Legazpi and Salcedo, V.A. Rufino St, Legazpi Village, Makati).

And I only visit Legazpi Sunday Market when I came to Manila. And I bought Indonesian food here because a long time I didn’t eat it. And all food in this stall is so delicious, don’t forget to try this stall. This stall name is Warung Warung (their Instagram account is @warungwarungph). They have many 9 kinds of menu or paket that you can choose. I chose Paket 6 which you can get white rice, beef rendang, bakwan, jagung perkedel (corn fritters) and this is only P 115 which is very cheap to buy it in a foreign country with super delicious taste. And I also bought their chicken satay and their peanut sauce really good, thick and soft in the mouth. You will not regret it if you try it. This is not promotion, but really worth it to eat. And yes be careful with their chili, because so spicy if you can’t eat spicy.

Bonifacio Global City

Bonifacio Global City also known as BGC or Global City is a financial and modern district in Taguig, Metro Manila. Here you can see many retail outlets, restaurants, cafes, high tech offices, residential buildings, and pedestrian-friendly roads. I like this district because of so clean, feeling safer, and nice to walk or just sit in here. They also have many small booths in the middle of the pedestrian road, where you can see local design clothes, bracelets, street foods, beverages, etc.

Happy Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈!

Happy Pride month🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈! So sad this year I also can’t join pride in Shanghai, because of COVID-19, I still can’t entry to China until now. But I wish one day or next year I can join pride in Europe. And this one of my dream and I will be so happy, with a rainbow flag in my cheeks haha.

In this blog, I will share with you about when the first time I realized I’m into a woman and about LGBTQ+ in my home country.

So when I realized I’m lesbian?

I realized I’m lesbian in August or September 2015, when I’m 26 years old. Hmm yeah I know this is too late to realize it. And how I realized it? Maybe some of you also have the same experienced as me. I coincidently bought DVD lesbian Thailand movie “YES OR NO”, I don’t know this DVD about a lesbian movie. And after I watched I suddenly thinking and asking myself “Am I lesbian? Am I into a woman?”. And I throwback in my past life, when I’m in junior high school in my first year, I like my senior, And in the senior high school, in the university, and in the office I also have people that caught my intention, but keep not realize it. Yeah yeah, looks stupid haha. Because of a lack of information about LGBT at that time in my home country until I watched “YES OR NO”.

How LGBT in my home country? Is there many pro and contra in here?

Hmm… Pro and Contra? I think in my home country too many peoples have contra with LGBT. Because LGBT still taboos in Asia. Especially in my country. But since 2016, so many peoples brave to come out and speak up about our rights. We also HUMAN, we have the right to live in peace in our home country like the others and be ourselves. But the government still not approve of us, and even there is one police and he is gay. When his leader knows about him, he got fired from his job. So sad and tragic, but this is the reality we need to face in here. And in 2019, there is a rumor, if see there is LGBT people or couple in my home country. They will get punishment and said LGBT the same as adultery. When I knew this news, I’m so sad, angry, anxious, and feel not safe in my home country at that time.

And because being lesbian is so difficult in my home country, and this became one of my reason for living abroad. And because of that, I moved to China, where I can be myself in here, without people judging me and feel safer. I tried so hard to get a job in China, and as you know nothing is impossible in this world, as long as you brave enough to dream, and never give up to make it come true.

And I just want to tell you about wrong statements about LGBT around the world. Many peoples thinking LGBT is related to drugs, alcohol, free sex, criminal, and etc. But this is a really wrong statement about LGBT, because of our circle is so small, so they only saw bad things that TV or news exposed. They didn’t see the other good things, many LGBT peoples also have a good carrier, success in their young age, have their own company, and make many achievements. We are the same as you all, we have the right to live in peace and to be a success in our life. Love is Love. Peace✌️❤️❤️❤️🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈.