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Hey celebrity, how was your 2020?

Raka Ibrahim

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Fri, January 8, 2021  /  06:51 pm
Hey celebrity, how was your 2020?

Dian Sastrowardoyo (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

Out of the wreckage of 2020 came several hard-hitting life lessons. We asked several luminaries to look back and share their musings. What was the most tragicomic thing to happen to you last year? "In December 2019, I got a once-in-a-lifetime offer to perform at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for a full month, March-April 2020. At the time, I was living with my husband and child — barely 2 years old — in an apartment in Jakarta. Because I was supposed to go abroad for a while, we decided to go back to our kampung in Java to spend time with relatives. Just a few days after I arrived, boom, pandemic, gig canceled. I was stuck in my kampung, and to make matters worse, my apartment's rent would be due in two weeks. I had to [hire someone] to clean up my apartment for me, and I have no idea why, but the entire time I thought: 'What if I had left my ...