When I first playing #Ingress
almost two years ago, I was just being curious of what is this game that my buddy talked about all the time, never in my imagination that a game can evolved to something so much more than just a game for me.
During my time of play, I found out that I gathered many friends that made me feel like I am a part of a big family, and for me, now, I know that this family is not only about the shared adventure and the happy memory, but also the time of need. This story is about several of them.
Sometime last year, my little sister moved to Bali, and since the last time we met, I leave her angrily, I never been in contact with her for so long. One of the regrets in my life.
On March 25th, I received a phone call from my mom, telling me that my sister just passed away in Bali. I tried to negate the news by considering this as just another trick that some of the criminals pulled in order to scam money from a panic relatives that has been going around lately. Since my sisters move to Bali is quite recent and I haven't got the chance to know her friends, thus when I called the number that my mom gave me, I didn't trust the person on the other line that claimed to be her friend.
I needed to confirm the news, nevertheless, didn't have any relatives living in bali, and I don't have any colleagues that I could ask a favor to. The only connection that I have there is the Bali Enlightened. I started contacting them and asking if anyone can help me confirm the news. The first confirmation I received is from +Surya Kusuma
(@exodiahack) that can't go the hospital but he said that he got a friend at the hospital where my sister was hospitalized for the last few days, and that he confirmed that there's a patient with my sisters name and description registered at the hospital. The second one is +IW Arista MA
(@maong) that happened to be near the hospital and in a time not longer than 30 minutes can come to the hospital and send me a picture of my sister. By this time I believed that my sister passed away. Those two people I have never met in real life but I can really trust their words.
It didn't stop there, when I came to Bali, I was picked up at the airport, delivered to the hospital, accompanied through out the night up to the point where all of my affairs is completed and I left Bali with my sister's body.
Not only that, before I came to bali, there's something else that I don't know about. There's slight of a problem that the body of my sister had to be moved from the patient wing to the morgue and in order to do so, the administration must be settled first. When I come to the hospital, my sisters body is already settled in the morgue and only when I settled the administration, I found out that @maong left his bike registration as a guarantee to the hospital. His decisiveness and kindness is much more than those of my sisters friends whom also were there but did nothing to take any responsibility. No words I can express to describe how grateful I was for what he did then.
There's also a story that I heard from my sisters friend that when they asked who is @maong and what he was to me, they were amazed that a game can make a person who has never met before can build a huge bond of trust and make them willing to do more as a family would.
is not only for the happy times, but it also served me in my time of need.
Thank you +Ingress Indonesia Enlightened
, Enlightened Bali, +Surya Kusuma
and most of all, +IW Arista MA
This is my #IngressStory
Cc: +Matilde Tusberti