Meffie Yodia Vicanatalia
Meffie Yodia Vicanatalia was born in Ujung Pandang (present day Makassar), the capital of the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi. She moved to Malang when she was a little because her parents had to help our Senior Pastor to pastoring a church. When she was 12, she took part in ministry by joining the tambourine team..
Five Questions For Meffie
1.) What experience and skills do you bring to clients of Good Neighbor, and how does it help non-profits, charities and individual travelers?
I was a leader at my church tambourine team for six years and learned many things; how to communicate with people, organize members, listen to them, make the right decision and provide the solutions. Even it’s not related to charities or individual travelers, I hope my experience can help our future clients in fulfill their needs when they travel.
2.) What does “Good Neighbor Insurance” mean to you?
Good Neighbor is the friend who always welcome you, help you, and care for you. They’re near and always by your side.
3.) Where have you traveled to/lived? What did you like about it, and what has it taught you?
I’ve traveled to several cities in Indonesia; Yogyakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Makassar, Bali, etc. Each city offers its different vibes. They charm its visitors with great food, beautiful sceneries and unique culture. Always love to travel around Indonesia because of their diversity. One thing that has taught me, unity in diversity. So grateful to live in Indonesia.
4.) Your Bucket List: What are the next three places you’d like to go, or things you’d like to do, if money were no object?
- My mother comes from Manado and my grandmother lives there. Really hope to meet my grandmother again and taste the good food all around Manado.
- Their culture has mesmerized me. Lots of temples that I want to visit, lots of foods that I want to try. I want to take a picture with their traditional dress on, strolling around the city and take a sip of Iced Thai tea.
- Japan most known for their disciplines, sushi, and matcha. I truly love their sushi and matcha! I want to cross the Shibuya Crossing, ride the shinkansen, climb Mount Fuji, eat the most-famous ramen, and then enjoy a cup of hot matcha latte.
5.) Tell us your best travel tip, or bit of expatriate advice, to help those traveling or living overseas:
Do some research before travel, like do’s and don’ts in your destination so you can adjust there or you can search what the best food you can try, what nice place you can visit, etc. You can learn your destination’s language, too, so local people can respect you more.
Name two things you are grateful for?
1.) I am so thankful for His Grace abounds to me.
2.) I am thankful for my family and people surrounding me.