At least he made her laugh

It was sunny day, in the middle of fasting. Honestly, it was a rough day. She feels that she wasn’t being able to continue her fast. Well, I think it’s one of thousand ways satan temp her faith. Then, she thought maybe she just needed some calls and chat. She took her phone and made a call to her brother.

“I can’t stand for it again,” she said. She tried hard to keep her voice flat and tears didn’t fall.

“Why? Was it busy to meet you?”

“I guess yes, or maybe all I have to do is coming into its nest and continuing our bussiness.”

“Yes, you must. Where is its nest? Is that far?”

“Yeah, sort of. That’s why I didn’t come into.”

“Well, at least you try and if you feel upset, it’s okay. Just don’t forget to bring clurit* along when you come there.”

“Hahahahahaha, clever one!”

 

*clurit is traditional weapon from Madura. Just like knife, but has crescent shape 

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Srengenge Nyunar

Awal saya mengenal lagu ini saat kelas 3 SD. Wali kelas mengajarkan kami menyanyikannya, agar tidak memble dan tetap semangat saat udara sedang panas-panasnya. Kemudian saat saya memasuki bangku SMA, lagu ini menjadi salah satu lagu wajib PENA (Pekan Pengenalan Almamater), sebutan ospek di SMA saya.

Srengenge nyunar kanthi mulyo

Langite ngidip klawan reno

Manuke ngoceh ono ing wit-witan

Kewane nyenggut ono ing pasuketan

Ayo poro konco dodolanan (2x)

Dan berikut saya menemukan lagu daerah ini dinyanyikan kembali oleh Djaduk Ferianto dengan lirik yang sedikit berbeda. Selamat menikmati.

Padang Wulan*

Yok prakonco dolanan ning njobo

Padang wulan padange koyo rino

Rembulane sing awe-awe

Ngilingake ojo podho turu sore (2x)

Artinya :

Ayo teman-teman bermain di luar

Bulan purnama terangnya seperti siang hari

Rembulannya melambai-lambai

Mengingatkan jangan tidur sore-sore

*

Dulu sekali, saat saya masih tinggal di pedesaan, saat bulan purnama, masyarakat kampung selalu mematikan lampu dan keluar rumah. Semacam nongkrong begitu kalau jaman sekarang. Saat itu bulan selalu terlihat terang meskipun lampu-lampu rumah dimatikan. Anak-anak bermain, meskipun saat itu tengah malam, menyanyikan lagu Padang Wulan, dan akan sangat beruntunglah kami jika menemukan kunang-kunang yang sepintas lewat.

*Padang Wulan adalah lagu daerah anak-anak yang biasanya dinyanyikan saat bulan purnama

Wrong Perception

Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you’re two steps ahead

– Unknown

I quite disagree about this quote. Since many ways and perceptions to translate people manner, I much more agree with “remember if people talk behind your back, maybe you did something wrong with almost of them. Backstab them, for example”-quote.

Reaksi Orang

Seringkali kita tidak mendapat reaksi yang diinginkan atas keluhan terhadap masalah tertentu, dan mungkin…memang yang tidak diinginkan itulah sebenarnya reaksi yang paling tepat.