# 14 Just Be Happy


(Surat Ikyu untuk Sophie van der Donk, sepupu, di Den Haag)


Hey Sophie, are you having a good time this summer?  Well, right now I am on a ship on my way to Medan in Sumatera. A few people have already gotten sea sick, but luckily, I didn’t.

There are a few tips and tricks to avoid seasickness; first, you have to eat! Keeping your stomach empty is really bad, because the air will come in and eventually you will get sick. Secondly, you have to forget that you’re on a ship and try to have fun and always feel happy, because if you don’t feel happy you will have a serious case of seasickness.

I think feeling happy is the most important thing to keep you healthy. Well at least for me it works. I always have fun. I mean, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity right? So make the most with what you’ve got. Well, I had a great time on this ship, met lot of people and made new friends too.

I’m hoping that I won’t get sick for the rest of the trip! Wish me luck, Sophie!