Trip to San Fransisco #1 – From CGK to NRT


I’ve been abroad to Singapore, Malaysia, Arab Saudi, and Thailand. But never been alone. The smallest group consist of two people, to Singapore.

So this trip to San Fransisco to intern at Pocket Gems is my first trip abroad with myself. You might be remember that I have been invited to intern at Pocket Gems and passed the interview test, and I have some problem with getting Visa. Thursday, 1 week 4 days (yes, I count every day passed) after interview with the embassy, I got a phone call that told me to send my passport to embassy, just put it to nearest RPX office (FedEx). So I went to RPX and give my passport to be sent and contact Pocket Gems. At Monday, I called the embassy again, asking for my Visa status, and they said it haven’t been finished yet. Fortunately, without any news, at Tuesday, the 3rd office day after I sent my passport, the courier bringing my passport knocked my door.

I give the news to Ellen, Pocket Gems HR that I keep contact with. An hour after I give the news, she told me to be ready for flight that night, 12 hour right at the time I read the email. Panicked? Kind of, I’ve already packed my belonging since two weeks before, I just worried what I might forgot to bring. But 6 hours passed and she still give no confirmation. So I told her that it’s impossible for that night flight. I got the ticket for the next day, and will return to Indonesia at Sept 9, 2 weeks after schools start.

The flight transits to Tokyo (Narita) first, before continue the flight to San Fransisco 8 hours after arriving. Right now I am at Narita, after arrived with Japan Airlines with flight number JAL 726. I will continue the flight with Delta 208, and scheduled to arrive at San Fransisco at 9:35AM local time. I don’t have any photos yet, my phones battery are low so I can’t catch any pictures. I will update later with some picture of quarantine transit room at Narita airport. I can’t get out from airport, unfortunately.

Please wish me a safe trip!🙂

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