Sunday, September 26, 2010

Look into more detail, Wahyu

Okay, This was embarrassing (at least for me).
You know, I just ruined my morning today. This was all because one message that came to my Facebook inbox.

"Glad to inform you that there will be a Legal Briefing that will be held in the time and venue as stated below:

Date: 27 September 2010
Time: 8.30 pm
Venue: Auditorium Perdanasiswa Complex

The briefing will be done by Mdm. Thanavathi K. Krishnan from Student Affairs Department."

Apparently, I missed the part "pm" when I read this message. So, I woke up early, deprived of enough sleep (since last night I slept late at 01.30 am) and walked quickly to auditorium just to find it was in use for another event.
 Hey.... It is too late for something such as April fools and too annoying for just a prank. Maybe, they moved to another place, gotta check it on ISC (Int. Student Centre)
Me : "Sir, is there any briefing for international student this morning by Student Affairs Dept?"
ISC staff : "Briefing? no, there's no briefing from ISC or Student Affairs, I think. From who do you know there's a briefing this morning?
Me : " from UMISA (UM Int. Student Association), they sent a message to me via Facebook that telling me about the briefing. Wait a minute, I'll show it to you."
Strangely, there's no wifi in ISC. Thus I couldn't open the message. (Embarrassed no. 1).
Me:" Ah, Sorry Sir, I can't open it now. Maybe later I'll show it to you. So, there's no briefing today right?"
ISC staff:" No, there isn't.
Me:"Thank you" (actually the dialogue was so long, about how I insisted that there's a briefing this morning when ISC staff insisted to denied it. )
(Not far from ISC) I started to doubt myself. Maybe I was wrong. Then I checked the message. Oh God, I missed the "pm" part. I then backed to ISC.
Me:" Sorry, Sir. My bad, I thought the briefing is at 08.30am, but it is actually 8 pm. Is there any briefing at" (embarrassed no. 2)
ISC staff:" Oh yeah, I've just been told by my friend, there is a briefing about law by student affairs dept at 08.00pm. (So, YOU also didn't know there's a briefing today at first?)

Okay, Wahyu, after this don't read anything quickly that you missed only two important CHARACTERS then end up embarrassing yourself.
Hufh, I may have embarrassed myself but (take the bright side) at least................ I succeeded to wake up early and dared to clarify the situation.

Really....What a day -____-"

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Mudik and Ied Day, Curses and Praises

Hi there, it have been long time not writing any post here. Sorry for that. I promise I'll write more hufh... I have been so busy (or lazy?) this year...and... Happy Ied Mubarak for everyone ^_^.

Speaking of Ied this year, Indonesians usually will go home to celebrate it. "Go home" here really means go to your homeland, to the place where you grew (i.e. your parents' house or grandparents' house). This time I became part of them, part of mass exodus that created terrible congestion in any main streets and double (if not triple) transportation and accommodation tariff (in addition, it makes big cities more into ghost cities as most their citizens go on vacation or back to their rural habitat. However, they (include me) keep do it at least annually, there must be something in Ied that let them do this. For me, it is spirit of togetherness, Ied day is one of the moments where you really want to be with your family and relatives( others should be your wedding day,  convocation, and etc right?).

                              My grandparents' graves
I filled this mudik with curses (for congestion and that damn expensive bus and train fares ) and praises (for chance to meet with my relatives). And I thanked God for giving me this long life as when I paid a visit to my grandparents' and uncle's graves (and prayed for them). I recalled when I met them last Ied some years a go. Every Ied we meet new friends and relatives and lost some. Will this be my last Ied? Could I meet them again next year? (after separated by time and space, will we meet for next Ied even if for one day? Wallahualam....

                              Me in Keraton Yogya complex
One thing that should be thanked to is Ied holiday, haha... this two weeks has been really fun (I really enjoyed visiting Borobudur and Prambanan temples also many more sites). Sadly, It will end this Sunday. Soon I'll be busy again (and maybe let this blog empty again for some weeks  again, sorry. I'll try to write more frequently hehehe..). Tasks and assignments are waiting to be finished, and deadlines are drawing closer and closer...

Oh God, Holiday is (nearly) over