In my last trip to Yogyakarta, still deadline-riddled, I figured I might as well give myself a taste of what I decided will be my big goal for 2017: full-on remote work.
Easier said than done, it turns out.
Jogja is a little too distracting with its one-and-a-half-way streets, cafes and galleries, never-ending art exhibitions, and street art in practically every corner. The city’s creative atmosphere is just intoxicating.
I’ve always found that certain images specific to a place say a lot about its people, culture, and way of life…Sharing some of the snaps I’ve collected…
Visual feast on every corner. R and I stumbled upon an underground mosque near the Sultan’s water palace, which was a pretty interesting surprise.
Also visited a number of contemporary art galleries and met up with artists, curators and writers R met during a symposium—I find these interactions stimulating. On the plane from Jogja to Singapore, head was buzzing with different ideas for a book!
Anyway…obviously heart wasn’t too keen on squeezing in work between hours of walking around the city.
Lesson no. 1 on remote work: Stay long enough for the holiday haze to clear. Otherwise, productivity? FUGGEDABOUDIT.