Praaang and the plates into shards

Praaang.. And the plates into shards

Friday, March 5th 1993

Today is Ramadhan 11th 1413 Hijriah, a sawm day, well off course you don`t do the sawm due to you are just a little girl, your sister Mira also, yet she is learning to do the sawm (she join Suhur, later on around 10 AM she eat. What’s been kind of bothering, you are overact more than those who do the sawm
Every day you are busy about meals only, if day light you keep asking your mother “Mom, today what do you cook, what are you going to make”, sometimes you also request “mom, can we cook this one, that one, etc” , if your mother say “today, we will not cook anything for Iftar ” , You look disappointed and saying “yaaaah, there nothing for Iftar” .

Often you also arguing with your sister Mira, deciding who will buy ice cube during afternoon.

stock-photo-shards-of-a-broken-plate-on-a-wooden-surface-105580115Just like usually, approaching Iftar, the children help their mother preparing the meal, and so were you, Yesterday on May 4th, you also help your mother, you bring rice, and going around the kitchen, once you carried the plates, all of the sudden the plates slip, 3 big plates slip, hit the rice bowl, broken into pieces, the shard some also probably mixed in the rice bowl.
Then we clean and tidy up the shards, the rice that probably had plates shard, is untouchable.

You look frighten, but your father and mother did not scold you,
if you are in the village back years, the time your father is just a boy, kids who broke plate usually got scold and the mother will hit the kid.

#Our Ramadhan Stories
# translated from my sister’s diary written by our father

Diary Nansi

Diary Nansi

# 7 Ramadhan 1436 Hijriah

#picture a shards plate taken from


Bandung weekend adventure

Bandung Weekend Adventure
If we still at the same city, we can not say it a vacation, but for me, doing something out the box, with a non co-worker friend and staying at a place other than my kosan or my home.. I call it vacation, and because i went by using motorcycle.. I call it adventure..
It all start from a free voucher for staying at one of the hotel in Setiabudi, really that place is just around 5 km distance from my kosan. And I have this friend, she said “i want to test drive my underwater camera” … daaa a.. Actually I think that just a make up silly reason. 😅

But the day before, I got a call from another person, he invited me and my friend to come to his company event, it was a symphosia about epilepsy at another hotel in Ciumbeluit.
So I thought, hey why not, I still have to wait from my friend from Jakarta until afternoon.

So here is my another weekend adventure
Saturday morning, I went to a symposia about Epilepsy at Harris hotel, that hotel is soooo orange, it brings back memories as a student actually.. after several years, got to listen my teacher again. After having lunch, one of my friend had to do her shift at the hospital…
everyone indeed have their own way to spend the weekend. Having nothing to do, so I do a little trip to ride her there, and after that, off I go to the hotel I will be staying.
Arrived at the hotel, xixixixi.. got nothing to do.. so just watching TV and wait for my friend.
After she arrived, finally… we decided to have a ride, little bit down hill… which actually kind of scary for me, the road has many turning point, and again there is a little light (wondering why there are no road lamp in this area). We ate at Warung Soerabi , and of course we ate Soerabi, one of the famous culinary.. made from a rice flour, shaped around, and cooked at a special cookware made from clay and burned on charcoal flame, and after that.. they add the topping or the sauce, I like the original one, Soerabi Kinca a sweet savory made from a palm sugar with additional sugar. but my friend order another flavour.. with mayo sauce and with oncom, gosh i think she’s gonna feel full xixixixi.

And the next day, we had breakfast at the hotel, and suddenly, one of my friend message “when will you all going to check out ? Can I take a nice little nap there, after my night shift?” , why off course, you can come here. So waiting for her, me my friend stay at the pool, and here we go, my friend tried her underwater camera, well several visitor did watch us, after several picture.. I really had to explain to them “we are trying our new camera =).
Yeaaah.. Finally another friend show up, she really did came just for a nap.
After that, we check out from hotel, and off we go to another food court in Bandung, for lunch we had Iga Bakar Jangkung. Taking another snapshot there. And time passed by , time for my friend to go home, and so do I.

Another weekend adventure, a nice combination between friends, places, and something free, we call it “The gift of friendship” bandung weekend adventure picture

A kind person

A self reminder…

Why, a kind person often got hurt
Because, a kind person always put others first. In his or her room of happiness, there is only a little space for him or her self.

Why, a kind person often got fooled
Because, a kind person always sees the good side of others, there was no slight prejudice that those look like caring people could betray his or her trust.

Why, a kind person often got insulted
Because, a kind person are does not want to take revenge, he or she just accept it although he or she are not the one who start the things

Why, a kind person often tears
Because, a kind person are does not want to share his/ her sadness.
He or she got used to relieves his or her own pain and have faith that one day, ALLAH SWT will return his or her patience

Why, a kind person never hates those who hurt him or her
Because a kind person always looks upon that above it all, there is ALLAH’s will. If ALLAH guides him or her, how could he or she debate ALLAH’s will?
That is why, a kind person does not have a revenge box in his or her heart. If you open those boxes in his or her heart, you will only find Love that he or she has

Why, a kind person does all the stuff?
Because a kind person know and realizes that ALLAH knows everything that seen and unseen and that ALLAH’s heaven does exist

# translated note, from one of the kind person I met



#picture taken from

Antar- Jemput adalah HOBI Ayah kami

Antar Jemput adalah `HOBI` Ayah kami

Ayah senang sekali melakukan hal `antar jemput` ini.
Saya sendiri tidak dapat mengerti, kenapa Ayah melakukan hal itu.

Teman sekolah kami pasti mengenal Ayah kami, karena Ayah kami adalah yang suka sekali mengantar dan menjemput.
Ketika saudara datang, Ayah akan menjemputnya di stasiun, di bandara, dan akan mengantarnya kembali, ke terminal, ke stasiun. Kalaupun ayah tidak sempat mengantar, setidaknya Ayah akan berusaha membelikan tiketnya di sela-sela aktivitas kantornya.
Ketika ada undangan pernikahan dari `sodara` sekampung, Ayah akan berubah menjadi tukang pos nya, Ayah akan berusaha mengunjungi satu persatu orang-orang tersebut.

Maka tak heran ketika menemukan `goggle maps` di tas kecil ayah, di sana kami menemukan kertas kecil yang banyak, dengan tulisan ayah dengan alamat dan cara menuju kesana, saya sendiri pernah menemukan kertas bertuliskan `keluar tol kopo, belokan kedua, lihat plang…` Ya itu lah google maps versi Ayah.

Lalu ketika saya menanyakan `kenapa sih Yah, ayah melakukan hal itu ?`
Ayah bilang ` Ayah kan ga ada uang untuk menolong saudara ayah, jadi kalau hanya ini yang bisa Ayah lakukan, maka ayah akan lakukan, walau cuma sekedar mengantarkan undangan, sekedar menjemput, sekedar mengantar`

Maka ketika suatu hari, dengan berat hati , mobil Zebra Ayah harus dijual, dan Ayah tidak lagi bisa melakukan kegiatannya `wara-wiri`, dan saat itu, kamipun tak pula bisa melakukan apa2..

suatu hari, Ayah mendapatkan telepon dari salah satu minimarket, memberitahukan kalau anak Ayah ada yang mendapatkan hadiah Motor, maka sejak itu.. di rumah Ayah jadi ada Motor, dan Ayah menjadi bisa wara-wiri lagi.

Tapi, HOBI Ayah yang suka Antar Jemput ini, rada susah sepertinya kalau dengan sebuah motor… maka suatu hari, Ayah pun disediakan sebuah Karimun Biru, dengan sedikit ucapan `biar Ayah dan Ibu tak kehujanan dan kepanasan kalau pergi keluar`.

Ya, kalimat itu lah yang sering diucapkan Ayah, ketika ada saudaranya yang bertanya `kama Mobil Zebranyo jo ?`, Ayah akan menjawab `lah dijua`, lalu ketika ditanya `iko, oto sia ?`, Ayah menjawabnya `oto anak, awak mamakai sajo, keceknyo bia awak jo induknyo indak angek di jalan`
Lalu kalimat yang paling Ayah senang `eeee, lah sanang ajo kiniko`

Dan Ayah pun tetap bisa pergi kemana mana dengan mobil karimun itu.

#terimakasih Uni dan Abang, yang sudah berusaha menyenangkan hati ayah, tetap membuat Ayah merasa berguna bagi anak dan saudara2nya.