Month: February 2010

Volcanoes

Studying geology has brought me closer to the Earth, and simply turned me into an Earth fan. I prefer call myself a ‘fan’, rather than a ‘lover’. I’m not officially an environmentalist, and I don’t do Save-The-Environment campaign on the street, being naive and tell people not to cut the trees. Soon I’ll be paid for digging holes on it. What I do, is admiring. How it works. How complex it is. How old, the same as  how young. How detail it is, that even a piece of rock can tell us about many things; about the journey he has wandered, about the river or about life. How patient, and how it keeps the secret underneath; the secret about its past, and its future. I admire volcanoes too. For its height. For it mystery. “What a mount of heartache it is. A volcano resembles human life. In youth it gives reign to the passions, and burns with fire. It spurts out lava. But when it grows old, it assumes the burden of past evil deeds, …

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Self-Vindication

After my self-introspection in the previous post, I wonder if you would wonder, whether I think about rich people too much.  Whether I complained too much about capitalism. Whether I criticize too much about consumerism. I wonder if you wonder. Well, I think you do (wondering), and I think I do (paying too much attention to things that are none of my business). Now I’m telling you. — Since I was a kid, I’ve always been thinking, that I’m the luckiest person in the world. I have great family, great grade, great amount of things I can laugh about, great words to say and write. My family is not a rich one, I would say, (it’s a bit hard to decide because we use money as variable, and money is something infinity, and infinity is just, abstract) we’re just in the middle. I went to school by public transportation. We have our own car, but we don’t have chauffeur. We could afford another car, honestly. Maybe cash, maybe we could pay in installment. We just …

Board Games

Sepertinya sudah lama sekali saya nggak main mainan semacam ini. Kangen rasanya. Maklum, saya bertumbuhkembang dengan mainan-mainan ini. Mainan yang rapuh oleh angin kencang, dan mengharuskan kita berinteraksi langsung dengan lawan, dimana lawan adalah anak tetangga. “Janittt, Janitttt….” begitu dulu saya selalu memanggil teman masa kecil favorit saya dari depan pagar (namanya Janitra). Saya bertumbuhkembang di kompleks BTN, dimana tetangga adalah keluarga, dan silaturahmi adalah pasti. Anak-anak zaman sekarang sepertinya nggak mengalami masa menyenangkan itu ya? Sepertinya mereka lebih asyik dengan mainan seperti play station, atau bahkan sekarang nintendo wii. Memang canggih sih, tapi kok sepertinya sepi ya? Terlalu sepi ah untuk masa anak-anak. Hehehe. Eh, tapi kalau anak-anak gaul jaman sekarang masih main kartu atau uno sih. Mainnya di kafe tapi, dressed up dan pakai make-up, sambil ngerokok. Sangat nggak nostalgik ah :P Kemarin saya dan Ais (Ais ini nama pacar saya, haha, ahey :>) mendadak mau main monopoli atau halma. Kita lalu putar-putar keluar masuk toko-toko mainan untuk mencari board games tersebut. Tapi ternyata sudah jarang yang jual. Akhirnya saya berhasil mendapat mereka …