Monday, April 22, 2013

Two o’clock in the afternoon, sunny but gloomy. My lecture of creative writing class asked the students to go out and grab some lunch or brunch. “Yes!!”, I said aloud. “I wanna eat “cilok”, a ball of starch which is chewy with added spices like peanut sauce, ketchup and spicy sauces”, I talked to my friend spontaneously. “Cilok” roundly shaped like a meatball, but has different base ingredients. There are eggs or minced meat in it; because it is made from the starch as the base material “cilok” has chewy taste.

My friend and I decided to go to PUJALE (Pusat Jajanan Lembah) Universitas Gadjah Mada, a place with many food and beverage sellers. We went downstairs from the third floor, pass the Psychology Faculty, and take a shortcut to PUJALE through Philosophy Faculty of Universitas Gadjah Mada.
In addition to the faculty of philosophy is a shortcut, another reason why we chose the path was the atmosphere. Through the faculty of philosophy, the gentle breeze hit our faces which were getting tired after the mid-term exam, the foliage of a large tree shadowing mossy path that we pass. Cool air came with our steps towards PUJALE. We could see the shadow of big trees that shade our way. Walk to the east, we had to cross the road to get to PUJALE which filled with bright colors and a gorgeous banner to attract buyers who are mostly students. The road was quite crowded by buses and motorcycles. We pass through the parking lot in front PUJALE, new students’ parking lot.

The sky became brighter and brighter, the sun rose in the middle of the sky, burned our mind. I thought I had to get a drink, but after eating a “cilok” of course. We walked through the PUJALE, searching “cilok” and other foods, but poor me! The “cilok” seller was on a day off. I was rather disappointed, with a wry face, and no smile. In that time, I felt so thirsty and also hungry. I searched another option. Suddenly a red banner with a colorful picture convinced me, "Es Pisang Ijo". From the picture, I could know that "Es Pisang Ijo" is mouthwatering.

Then, I entered the stall, a middle-age woman with turquoise neatly scarf came to me. She asked me what was I wanted to eat and drink, then she pointed a colorful banner of the menu. This stall named "Warung Tentrem". There were many in menu, such as "Batagor" (fried starch ball, cabbage, potato, and tofu with peanut sauce mix), "dumplings" (boiled starch ball, cabbage, potato, egg, mix and tofu with peanut sauce), "Ice Doger" (fruit salad combine with milk, syrup, and porridge), and "Es Pisang Ijo" (combination of green covered banana, milk, syrup, and porridge sum sum). I chose "Es Pisang Ijo" to eat and drink. I hoped it would cool and made my mind fresh again. My friend and I sat in a wooden chair under a tree. Gentle breeze hit us that were waiting for orders were served. We were joking and talked about a few things, one of our conversations was about the brimming situation in PUJALE by students. We conclude that PUJALE was so crowded because the food and drink prices are quite affordable.

“There it is!”, said Bu Anna who served “Es Pisang Ijo” in my table. The “Es Pisang Ijo” served in a bowl-like glass, with its cute combination color, green, white, yellow banana, and pink.  The green color is the banana’s cover color, the yellow is the banana inside it, and the white is ‘sum sum porridge’ made from whole meal and coconut milk. Perfect combinations of color make it tempting to eat. First, I tried the green covered banana, the green melted in my mouth, it tasted so smooth and savory. Then I ate the porridge, the coconut milk of its composition was very rich yet delicious. Suddenly my friend told me to mix the combination, “If you mix that combination with the framboze pink syrup inside it, you will get the real taste of “ES Pisang Ijo”!”, said him. I mixed it, and WOW!! It became really sweet. “ES Pisang Ijo” really made my tongue dance! Curious about the difference in the taste that I experienced, I asked the seller, who named Bu Anna. She said that the secret recipe was on the green cover, green cover was made from wheat flour with natural dyes, pandan. Pandan leaves were blended with coconut milk and sugar to get a unique and yummy combination. She got that the secret recipe from her cousin who lived in Makasar, a city of “Es Pisang Ijo”. Probably I will practice using Bu Anna recipe some day. Hope it will be as tasty as it.

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International Relation Class

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

listening to the lecture and making origami, what we're doing in International Relation class
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SAJAK CINTA – W. S. Rendra

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Kutulis surat ini
kala hujan gerimis bagai bunyi tambur yang gaib,
Dan angin mendesah
mengeluh dan mendesah,
Wahai, dik Narti,
aku cinta kepadamu !

Kutulis surat ini
kala langit menangis
dan dua ekor belibis
bercintaan dalam kolam
bagai dua anak nakal
jenaka dan manis
mengibaskan ekor
serta menggetarkan bulu-bulunya,
Wahai, dik Narti,
kupinang kau menjadi istriku !

Kaki-kaki hujan yang runcing
menyentuhkan ujungnya di bumi,
Kaki-kaki cinta yang tegas
bagai logam berat gemerlapan
menempuh ke muka
dan tak kan kunjung diundurkan.

Selusin malaikat
telah turun
di kala hujan gerimis
Di muka kaca jendela
mereka berkaca dan mencuci rambutnya
untuk ke pesta.

Wahai, dik Narti
dengan pakaian pengantin yang anggun
bunga-bunga serta keris keramat
aku ingin membimbingmu ke altar
untuk dikawinkan
Aku melamarmu,
Kau tahu dari dulu :
tiada lebih buruk
dan tiada lebih baik
dari yang lain ……
penyair dari kehidupan sehari-hari,
orang yang bermula dari kata
kata yang bermula dari
kehidupan, pikir dan rasa.

Semangat kehidupan yang kuat
bagai berjuta-juta jarum alit
menusuki kulit langit :
kantong rejeki dan restu wingit
Lalu tumpahlah gerimis
Angin dan cinta
mendesah dalam gerimis.
Semangat cintaku yang kuta
batgai seribu tangan gaib
menyebarkan seribu jaring
menyergap hatimu
yang selalu tersenyum padaku.

Engkau adalah putri duyung
Putri duyung dengan
suara merdu lembut
bagai angin laut,
mendesahlah bagiku !
Angin mendesah
selalu mendesah
dengan ratapnya yang merdu.
Engkau adalah putri duyung
tergolek lemas
mengejap-ngejapkan matanya yang indah
dalam jaringku
Wahai, putri duyung,
aku menjaringmu
aku melamarmu

Kutulis surat ini
kala hujan gerimis
kerna langit
gadis manja dan manis
menangis minta mainan.
Dua anak lelaki nakal
bersenda gurau dalam selokan
dan langit iri melihatnya

Wahai, Dik Narti
kuingin dikau
menjadi ibu anak-anakku !

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

by She & Him
My eyes are so bleary
I guess I'm young
But I feel so weary

I've tried to express it
But I think it's all a bore
It's at the heart of me
A very part of me


Speak slowly, I can't hear you
My mind keeps spinning closer and closer
To the rain on the roof
And the rain in my head
And the things that you said
Keep on taking further ahead

And it just gets so foggy
It's nowhere in here
And it's everywhere else
That I don't want to be

But I'm stuck here
Getting misty over you
I'm alone on a bicycle for two

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