Rabu, 07 Maret 2012

The Easier Journey

I think the one of the saddest part in any animal television show was when they get released to the wild environment. In the entire show, you get the chance to see how this tiny animals grew up in a conservation. And when they are ready, the staff will released them to the sea, forest, sky or any kind of natural environment according to their species. Orangutans to the rain forest. Turtles to the sea. And Brontosaur to the Jurassic period.
It's a mix of sadness and happiness. Happy: because there are possibilities that these creatures will meet a cool crowd of their kind and build a strong companionship. Sad: because there are also possibilities that these conservation-born creature will not survive in their new environment.
But our story is a whole lot different stories. Yet, it's also about farewell.
So, in February, we were quite busy preparing the Simalakamma's voyage to Yokohama, Japan.  We were not traveling in the physical context. It was the journey of our products, the Simalakamma's products.

It's our first experience to send Simalakamma's product abroad. And it wasn't an easy breezy process. The memories of driving motorcycle back and forth to FedEx in the amidst chaos of Yogyakarta traffic. The anxiety of taking care commercial invoice, taxes, designing price tag, etc.
All the bits and bobs are such a worth experience for both of us. 
And the feeling that we felt, when we send the package to Japan. It was a mixture between anxious and relieve. Maybe the feeling was quite identical with the released of turtles, orangutans, brontosaur to the natural environment. The feeling of leaving something that once become part of your life, to the sea of uncertainty.

In our case, the end was good. There's a huge relieve when we get news from Mayumi, that our package had arrived safely in Koganecho, Yokohama.
What about the turtles, orangutans, brontosaur, and other animals with their own journey? Did they manage to survive? Well, no one really know.

(photos by our beloved friend, Budi N.D. Dharmawan)

1 komentar:

  1. wauw..sebanyak itu dikirim ke jepang? ^_^ semoga bisa mendunia