Born and bred in the small town they live in today, their perspective is unique. None of the stress of living in the Big City: no traffic, no pollution, no crime; and much better value for money living life every day. This is life under the stars with conveniences of urban living. There’s running water, reliable electricity, decent sewage… even a couple of good restaurants specialising in Padang food. Even the local school does a good job in bringing up children with the right values. In many ways this is the best of both worlds, the cusp of town and village.
Walk with Me
I have worked my way up. It hasn’t been easy getting to head Baggage Handling for Liona Air at Pekanbaru airport. I used to unload bags for them, now I head Baggage Services, including Lost & Found. With security such a global threat nowadays I feel proud keeping our passengers safe. Siti wants Annisa to be an air hostess. Imagine that! My little girl travelling the world! It’s good to see my mother excited with the idea as well. She’s not getting any younger, and she hasn’t been beyond Sumatra.
Every chance I get I tell Hadi that hard work pays off. There’s no need to be too clever or to be corrupt in the other extreme. We have a nice home. It may not be as good as Siti’s elder brother’s place. He owns a restaurant in the city. But we’re doing OK, aren’t we? Thanks to her brother, Siti plans to start her own catering business. She thinks she can do the catering for the companies who are moving in to the new office block in town.
This year’s bonus will help. Both the kids are becoming quite fashionable.