Abai atau Karma?

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Jakarta siang yang panas
Pengalaman pertama melihat langsung seorang lelaki ditarik dan diseret turun dari angkot. Dia dituduh copet dan dipukuli beramai-ramai.

Lelaki itu memekikan nama Tuhan berkali-kali tanpa pembelaan diri dan perlawanan. Hanya berusaha melindungi wajahnya dari pukulan dan tendangan bertubi-tubi.

Orang yang memukuli semakin banyak, yang menonton mendekat semakin ramai.

Ada yang memberi semangat untuk terus memukuli biar kapok. Ada ibu histeris meminta dibawa ke kantor Polisi. Sebagian terpaku melihat dan sebagian kembali melanjutkan aktivitasnya. Sayapun melanjutkan perjalanan, tanpa intervensi pada kejadian. Duduk sebentar menunggu kereta dan menuliskan peristiwa tadi.

Saya merasa abai sebagai manusia. Atau saya sedang membiarkan hukum karma bekerja? Entahlah.

Kereta sudah datang.

Jakarta, Jumat siang yang panas diantara suara khotbah seperti bersautan.

Hama sampah plastik!

Pengalaman, sanggup.in
Sudah setahun lebih saya dan istri pulang dan menetap di kampung. Rumah tempat kami tinggal tidak jauh dari hamparan sawah. Areal persawahan terletak di sebelah barat kawasan pemukimam area rumah saya. Kawasanan pemukiman dan sawah dibatasi oleh sebuah parit/selokan yang berfungsi sebagai saluran pembuangan air sawah dan limbah cair rumah tangga. Disepanjang parit itu ditumbuhin banyak pepohonan terutama bambu, kelapa dan pisang. Tanaman yang menjadi sumber bahan baku umum, utama dan terbanyak sarana upacara adat/agama di Bali.
Dua puluh tahun yang lalu, ketika saya masih anak-anak, saya masih sempat merasakan mandi di parit ini. Ada sebuah bulakan (tempat penampungan air rembesan tanah) yang digunakan oleh keluarga besar saya untuk mandi, buang air besar dan mencuci pakaian. Kamar mandi/toilet rumahan belum ngetren waktu itu, apalagi kamar mandi/toilet yang menyatu dengan kamar tidur. Sekarang bulakan itu sudah kering dan tidak berfungsi lagi. Sampah daun dan plastik sudah membuat parit kecil itu menjadi kotor, sempit dan semakin dangkal.

First time to Lombok – part 1

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This is the first time I write my blog post in English. I just want to make my English better. I wrote this post after see two of my friends write blog post in English few minute before I write this post. Thanks to Saichu and Ary Pratiwi that motivated me by their blog post.

In this post you you will find bad sentences and wrong grammar. Or maybe you will read a Bahasa Indonesia sentence structure that just translate to English word by word. I will really happy if you give correction in comment form. ūüôā

People said practice make better result, so here the short story about my first time travelling to Lombok island.

Lombok island located east side of Bali Island. Google maps said it’s about 132 Km from Denpasar to Mataram (main city in Lombok). And need about five hours driving car include a ferry.

Even Lombok it’s not too far from Bali, I¬†never go to Lombok before. Until last month on 18¬†August 2014 I went for the first time to Lombok by airplane. The flight¬†just take about 25 minutes from take off at Ngurah Rai airport in Bali to landing at Lombok International airport in Praya regency. I went to Lombok with Wahya and three¬†Balai Diklat Industri (BDI) Denpasar staff. Wahya will be instructor or trainer on an three days workshop held by BDI, and I will help him as an assistant. The workshop is about internet marketing and search engine optimisation (SEO) for small business actor in Lombok.

Our flight is using Garuda Indonesia and arrive at 5.45pm in Lombok airport. In the airport the hotel staff already waiting to pick up us to the hotel Lombok Garden in Mataram. It’s take 45 minutes to the hotel. A long the way, the driver (i forget the driver name) give us some introduction about Lombok and the development. The driver told us that the land price around the airport already raise to 150 million rupiah per are (are is 10x10meter). Before the airport build the land price around 50 million rupiah per are.¬†The Lombok International Airport in Praya regency is new airport in Lombok operated since October 2011. The old one located in the Mataram city already closed.

The driver also told us that the airport really crowded by the family of TKI (TKI is Indonesian Labour that working overseas?). He told that 1 TKI can pickup by 5 to 10 family member. They use the moment also as a family picnic/vacation. I think that will be a lot of romantic moment in the airport. Specially when they meet again with their lovely family member that already miss or not see for few months or years.

to be continued
*one bad thing is photos from this journey is¬†accidentally¬†deleted when my phone crash¬†after back to Bali. ūüôĀ