Friday, October 31, 2014

My Salford Story (Day 8)

Sebelum ada yang protes, sesekali saya boleh pasang foto sendiri, kan?
Assalamu'alaikum. Anybody's missing me? Hmm... kayaknya nggak ada, ya.

Tak apalah. Saya masih sehat wal afiat. Kali aja ada yang mau tahu. Ah ya, mungkin saya bakal sering nge-post cerita ringan tentang apa yang saya alami ataupun saya lakukan di sini. Sekadar untuk catatan sendiri dan sedikit berbagi untuk yang ingin mengikuti. Kalau udah ada yang mau close tab saat baca paragraph ini, waktu dan tempat dipersilakan dengan segala hormat :P

Satu lagi, semoga tidak ada yang menyempatkan diri mengkritik bahasa yang saya gunakan. Karena saya berniat mencampur aduk semuanya. Ya ampun... saya jadi kangen pecal bunga kates masakan mak :(

So, I basically have plenty of free time this week that I mostly have nothing so important to do. I can wake up faster than the sunrise, sit at my desk, turn the laptop on, then go online. The sun here completely rises at around 8 in the morning and starts to set at around 4 in the afternoon. That's said, we only have about 7 to 8 hours of daylight. Waktu yang sangat tepat buat ganti puasa, hehe.

Now I'm gonna tell you today's story.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Autumn Sky

     Pada setiap awan yang mengelabu,

          semilir yang  membawa aroma kayu,

               bahkan dedaun kering yang kalah oleh waktu,

                    rindu itu kamu.


           Begitu pula jika sang pagi hendak menyapa,

          membawa mentari sejenak merajai,

               rindu itu masih kamu.


           Dan, kalaupun gerimis akhirnya turun,

          hingga pandanganku mulai mengembun,

               rindu itu tetap kamu.

 
October 29, 2014
20:22 UK Time

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hello!

Assalamu'alaikum.

What's with the title? 

Ah, yeah, I just wanna greet you from my new town: Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. I just think that, after 'throwing up' some rants about my pre-departure syndrome some days ago, it is unwise if I don't update my recent condition (even though I'm not sure if there's really anyone cares about it). So, here I am. Alive and kicking. Alhamdulillah. Yeay!

I've got a little flu since last night but I guess it's just my body trying to adapt to the chilly autumn weather. It's not even winter and I've already turned the heater into maximum heat. I obviously can't stand the cold.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pre-Departure Syndrome

Is there such thing as pre-departure syndrome? The answer could be yes, because I think I'm going through this right now.

I will depart in less than two days and things, or maybe me, haven't been in 'normal' state lately. First of all, I sleep a lot. Go to bed early and wake up late. I used to be a late night person but lately I can't even keep my eyes open after 10 p.m. In fact, I also take a long nap each day.

Usually, I don't particularly care about food. Eating isn't my hobby so I'd be fine with anything as long as it is edible. However, these past few days I have been craving for certain menu: Kuah sie beulangong,  tumis kangkung, mushroom saute, bubur ayam, takoyaki, and else. To meet this, my father bought that dish yesterday and I bought two large bundles of the said vegetable some days ago plus a pack of mushroom today. While for bubur ayam and takoyaki, I'm not sure I'll get to eat them before departure.

Then on, I've become pretty emotional recently. Yesterday, my emotion was stirred up just by a single BBM DP. It's silly. I don't remember when was the last time I got so angry and upset at the same time that I wanted to break things. I  definitely have become a crybaby this week.

That's it. That's what I call pre-departure syndrome. For the people around me affected by the temporary changes of my behavior, I hope you can bear with me.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Kisah Hidup Si Petualang Tua

Judul: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of the Window and Disappeared
Penulis: Jonas Jonasson
Tebal: viii+508 hlm
Penerbit : Bentang Pustaka
ISBN: 978-602-291-018-3
Cetakan Pertama, Mei 2014

Kurang dari satu jam sebelum perayaan ulang tahunnya yang ke 100, Allan Karlsson memutuskan untuk melompat keluar melalui jendela kamarnya di rumah lansia dan kabur. Allan tidak pernah berlama-lama dalam memutuskan sesuatu. Begitu pula kali ini. Saat ia tiba-tiba saja memutuskan tidak ingin menunggu kematiannya datang menjemput di rumah yang dipenuhi orang-orang tua – meskipun tidak ada yang setua dirinya. Tanpa rencana kaki-kaki tua yang sudah tidak terlalu kuat lagi dan hanya dilapisi sandal kamar membawanya ke terminal bus untuk menjalani satu lagi petualangan yang telah ia lalui selama seratus tahun hidupnya.

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