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"Because happiness and pleasant always come in a surprising way." - An English Literature student; your 66th series of Goosebumps.

by: Rivan Ardyanto Sutoyo

Inspirasi ini tercipta saat aku membuka facebook, tapi sebenarnya tercipta ketika aku beradi di motor di bawah terik matahari di tengah kemacetan sampai tetes keringat membasahi rona pipiku. Teringat 4 anak kecil yang terlalu baik untuk saya.

Semua orang ga ada yang sama, satu sama lain, mereka punya pikiran, imajinasi, hobi, sifat, karakter dan tingkah laku yg berbeda-beda pula. Saya punya rumus persahabatan:

4 anak kecil + 4 elemen alam + LISTRIK vs hati yg dingin

equivalen dengan

CARE + LOVE + LAUGH + HAPPY + SHINE + SMILE + HEART + GOOD + KINDNESS + CHEER UP + SPIRIT + FIGHTING + GROW UP + RISEN UP!

EARTH —> menurut saya Nadhira

AIR —> menurut saya Riany

FIRE —> menurut saya Muthi’ah

WATER —> menurut saya Yuni

1) EARTH -> berbicara ttg alam, khususnya mineral di batuan dan tanah. Sifatnya agak keras dan memerlukan air dalam proses hidupnya. Yuk kita ibaratkan, tanah apabila diberi air maka dia akan hidup dan berbunga serta berakar kuat. Tapi sebaliknya, apabila tidak diberi air (dikecewakan), maka dia akan gersang dan tidak bertumbuh. Sama kayak si dhira ini. Dia perlu support orang, sedikit perasa dan cinta kedamaian, bisa mendamaikan/mencairkan suasana, orangnya cukup terbuka. Tapi, tipikalnya sulit ditebak (akar kan bisa kemana2). GAWAT! Tipenya agak pedas di omongan dan sikap (batu). Style-nya naturalis habis lah dan setia serta apa adanya.

Karakter: toph (avatar)

2) AIR -> menurut si gue mah Riany, hehe.. Air itu udara. Udara itu bebas, ada dimana aja, ga terbatas dimensi ruang dan waktu. Riany itu orangnya fresh-minded alias open minded di setiap kondisi apapun. Dia bisa mencari udara2 lain ketika dia letih dan tak bisa melangkah. Tipe orang yg terbuka bgt, sedikit perasa, namun berbelit-belit -_- sulit fokus dan kurang konsentrasi, tak jarang membuat udara kehilangan lajunya. Karena pikirannya agak berbelit-belit seringkali membentuk badai/tornado/cyclone dan merusak segalanya. Kacau pelajaran, kacau pikiran, ucrat acret deh. Tapi, dgn semangat dan auranya dia bisa menghidupkan suasana sekalipun dia hanya tersenyum tanpa satu kata (aang!)

3) FIRE -> wow api! Panas.. Ya itulah muthi yg kami kenal. Api adalah lambang suatu keabadian yg belum teridentifikasi hingga saat ini. Muthi itu orangnya cepat nasteung, emosian, dan kadang terlalu memakai perasaan sehingga radiasi apinya itu tersebar cepat ke sekitar lingkungannya. Namun di balik itu semua terdapat energi besar yg dapat disimpan olehnya. Dia itu seorang tempat curhat yg baik dan aman. AIR + API = UAP UDARA, UAP UDARA + AIR = HUJAN -> tanah dapat kesegaran. Api itu vital keberadaannya. Tipe seorang pemikir dan sedikit perfeksionis membuatnya menjadi seorang tak berekspresif dan agak kaku. Punya 2 karakter unik deh. Style-nya cenderung kaku (zuko!)

4) WATER -> ini dia yg terakhir. Yuni amidong menurut saya. Dia ini tipe yg adem ayem aja, seperti air mengalir. Ya… Begitulah kehidupannya. Jika berbicara ttg air, air itu berbicara ttg keseimbangan, keseimbangan di alam. Tipikal orang yg cenderung melihat masa lalu untuk sebuah masa depan, agak tersendat-sendat, tapi kapilaritas air membentuk yuni dan memampukan dia mencari jawaban sendiri atas setiap persoalannya. Dialah inner beauty-nya suasana persahabatan. Mau masalah apapun jika dilihat dari jauh, air tetaplah air yg dingin, namun jika disentuh ada yg dingin, hangat, panas. Seorang pendengar yg baik. Tipikal: orangnya suka beruntung dan alay (katara)

Rivan mah listrik sih. Listrik itu tercipta karena ada gaya tarik-menarik antara udara di langit + tanah di bumi karena adanya air, sehingga ketika listrik hingga menyentuh tanah maka keluarlah api.

Volt -> Rivan

Dari kacamata aku, itulah kalian.

Hehe…

(maaf kalo ada yg ga sesuai)


habis melepas kangen sama Jembar. ini senang.


jangan lupa berkaca

ini foto waktu dibonceng sama @jfaujiaa atau Jembar; salah satu partner-in-crime. Jembar ini ganteng, dia tipe idaman para wanita; perhatian, jago futsal, badannya tinggi atletis dan yg paling penting humoris dan kritis. kalo doi senyum, es di kutub selatan meleleh semua. dia juga keras, ya seperti layaknya kebanyakan laki-laki. kalo dia udah gak suka sama satu hal, itu udah keputusan final yg gak bakal dia rubah sampe kura-kura bertelur isi monyet sekalipun. doi juga baik banget, kalo aku butuh temen kemana-mana suka dianterin, ditemenin makan malem-malem, dijajanin juga (hehehehehe). oh iya, doi juga orangnya amat sangat punctual. ngaret is not his style banget pokonya.

sering juga main ke rumah Jembar waktu orang tuanya naik haji sama One Direction (read: Erlangga, Umar, Aldy, Haviel dan Ahmad). aku nyempil cewe sendiri dan parahnya, aku yg kebo. sering tiba-tiba kelempar ke dunia mimpi di sofa depan TV sedangkan yg lain asik bersenda gurau ditemani nintendo di kamar tuan rumah atau sekedar nonton film horor bersama macam maho tumpuk bertumpuk di karpet.

Idul Qurban 2012, full team kita sate-satean di rumah doi. asik dan mengisi perut. sesudahnya males-malesan di kamar kosan kosong punya keluarga Jembar sama yg lain. gelak tawa dan ejekan tentang kejombloan udah jadi hal yg biasa kalo semuanya udah disatuin. ngerasa spesial sekali bisa jadi bagian dari mereka. Jembar sering juga jemput ke rumah buat ngajak olahraga pagi atapun acara lainnya, nge-PING!!! sampe banjir bandang cuma buat bangunin dan yg paling-paling, doi sering nyuruh mandi. kalo aku pagi udah bales chat, Jembar pasti bilang “Tumben kamu udah bangun?hahahaha=))” gitu.

Jembar juga orangnya random. seharian BBM-an, dari A-Z semua kejabanin kita gosipin. dari dia (atau aku) curhat galau-in mantannya sampe dia ngirim foto orang dengan isi perut tercerai-berai semuanya ada. kalau aku lagi uhm, bahasa kerennya sih galau, Jembar suka ledekin aku sampe aku bursting into laughter. pernah juga doi tiba-tiba ngechat cuma buat nyari surabi malem-malem. seumur hidup baru kali ini deh punya sahabat kaya Jembar Faujia ini. sugoi sekali!

Jembar sekarang ada di Jerman, nerusin studinya. ini lagi diserang rindu, makanya bikin tulisan beginian.

ah, sudahlah.

hati-hati di Eropa sana, Jembar Faujia. kita yg disini sayang sama kamu. semoga sukses dan cepat menginjakkan kembali kakimu di tanah Ibu Pertiwi ini, ya (walau doi bilang gak mau pulang dan ingin tinggal disana).

oh! by the way, itu foto waktu kita survey buat salah satu acara OSIS. kita pergi ke Lembang dan pas lewat turunan ini, tangan jahil dia mulai beraksi. dia matiin motor dan nyabut kunci motornya. di foto pertama, itu kunci motornya yg sengaja dikasihin ke aku. pas udah nyampe turunan kaya di gambar kedua, kita mulai joget-joget aja tangan kemana-mana dan Jembar gak megang stang motor. pas di depannya ketemu tanjakkan, langsung dengan hebohnya nyolokin kunci dan nyalain motor biar bisa ngegas. gila memang.


hai. sedang apa kamu disana? aku disini lagi garuk-garuk kepala sambil kelaperan gak bisa bobo.

kalian pernah bermain peran? aku sering. peran apa yg paling sering kalian mainin? kalo aku sih peran dimana kamu harus pura-pura senyum seolah semuanya baik-baik aja. padahal aslinya aku sakit perut pengen ke toilet.

gak tau deh, aku ngantuk.


Z: tidur skrg
R: ih nantiiiii-__-
Z: sekarang
R: 4 menit lagi deh sampe jam 11
Z: janji ya
R: tapi itu sebentar lagi:(
Z: udah jam 11
R: ihhhhhhhh
Z: biarin
R: 11.15 deh plis
Z: yaudah 15 hari ga on
R: IH GITU
Z: udah lewat 2 menit, 2 hari
R: IH GITU!!!
Z: 3 menit, 3 hari
R: IYA AKU TIDUR ;;_;;
Z: 4 menit, 4 hari
*besok paginya*
Z: we're not talking for 4 days okay, miss
*mewek*
none had been able to make me actually sleep, not until last night.

*semalemnya ketiduran*
R: baru bangun. good luck for your last day of exam, mblo
Z: kebo
R: capek tauk
Z: istirahat
*bales lagi pas udah di kampus*
R: masih di kampus huft
Z: istirahat
R: masih di luar
Z: pulang

            Two weeks ago, I rode a train from Cicalengka to Bandung. First, I bought the ticket at the ticket counter, it cost me one thousand and five hundred rupiah. It was cheap enough for a ride from Cicalengka to Bandung. After buying the ticket, I went inside the station. I sat on the bench inside the station with the other passangers who also waited for the same train. After waiting for around 10 minutes, the train I had been waiting finally came.

            As the other passangers saw the train, they rushed to the train. They might be afraid of not getting any seat but it made everything became more hectic. The passangers who wanted to get off from the train could not get out because the other passangers who wanted to board could not wait for their turn to ride the train. I did not like that kind of situation, so I just waited until the train door was not so hectic and full anymore. After the train door was finally empty, I got inside the train but I could not climb up the door properly. Suddenly, there was a hand offering me for help. I gladly reached for it and thanked the man who helped me to climb the train door. Once I was inside the train, I looked for an empty seat.

            After sitting inside the train, I put my headset on and played my favorite Maroon 5 playlist. I started to look around. All passangers were already seated. I did not see any passangers standing as usual. There were some empty seat instead. But then, something caught my eyes. There were a lot of plastic bags below the passanger seats, including mine. That made me feel a little bit inconvenient and uncomfortable. Because I could not stand that kind of condition, I decided to take the plastic bags below my seat and put them inside my bag so I could throw them later properly to a trash bin. Other passangers looked at me in curiosity but I did not mind it. I just did not like to be in a dirty environment.

            As we reached the next station, the train became fuller and fuller. There were some passangers standing. Then I saw an elder  – an old man – carrying a giant bag. I felt pity for him as I saw his weak body standing inside the moving train and carrying a giant bag. The other passanger did not seem to care about him. They did not seem to have a good deed to give the old man their own seat. I remembered that I once learned about how to respect an elder. My teacher in elementary school gave me an example of how to respect an elder in public transportation. So, I put my bag on my seat to make sure that no one would take it and I reached for the elder. I asked whether he wanted to use my seat or not. He nodded and thanked me. I took my bag just so the elder could sit.

            A few moments after the elder put his bag on the bag cabin on the top of the passanger seat and sat on my seat, the other passangers looked at us. I did not mind their piercing stare and started to focus on the music that was being played on my headset again. After a while, I started to feel tired and I felt the bag that I carried became heavier and it hurt my shoulder. Maybe it was because I brought a laptop and some thick books inside my bag. I groaned in exhaustion and put my bag on the train floor. Because the train was moving so fast, I could not stand still. I kept moving here and there and it was quite upsetting.

            Suddenly, there was a man, his age was probably around 30, offered me his seat. He said that I looked pretty exhausted and needed to sit down. I refused at first because I still felt fine. Besides, Stasiun Bandung was just three stations away. It was close so I thought I would be fine. But he insisted, so I just nodded, thanked him and sat on his seat. I actually felt relieved because I did not have to carry my huge bag anymore.

As the next song was being played on my headset, I realized something. To gain respect, you need to respect. You have to treat people the way you want to be treated. It annoyed me when I saw nobody seemed to have a good deed to give the elder their seat so I just gave him mine. But then, somebody gave me their seat. That is how action-reaction law works. Next time if I see an elder standing inside a full train again, I will just give him my seat. That experience was just full of moral value to me. I could learn to be a better person just from a simple experience.

Name               : Riany Oktaviani S

Student ID        : 1307021

Class                : 1A1 / Non-Dik

Words count     : 837


     I got an A in writing class.

     I GOT AN A IN WRITING CLASS.

     I GOT AN A IN WRITING CLASS!!!!

     for Merlin’s beard’s sake this is true.

     As an English Literature department student in Indonesia University of Education, it’s obviously a must for me to know how to write an essay and to be honest, the recount essay I just wrote is my first essay. It’s always challenging for me to write something because my writing skill is the most lacking skill I have compares to my speaking, reading or listening skill. I don’t really like writing either. Another challenging thing was that the lecture demanded us to write an essay which is educating and raises critical thinking. And again, my critical thinking skill is still lacking.

            3 days before the essay was due, I still had not decided about the topic for the essay. I had not even started to at least open my microsoft word and write something. Until it was Monday, 2 days before the essay was due, I went to Cicalengka train station to go to Bandung by myself and everything happened. It’s true that inspiration can be gained everywhere.

            After I knew what I had to write for my essay, after I got the idea, I faced another problem. It was about how to put my idea into a good sentence to form a good essay. In spite of that, I didn’t find any difficulties in grammar and tenses because we always use past tense to write a recount text. As I tried to keep writing, word to word, the idea kept flowing by itself. Even thought at some point, I exaggerated it a little bit from what actually happened.

            I’m not a thorough person. I’m a little bit careless. When the essay was being checked by my friend in the classroom, apparently there were some typos. I didn’t do double check that time because I was too excited by the thought of finally finishing my first essay with a trudge and a lot of difficulties. I even forgot to put the page number and my name. I tried to revise it again.

            At the second checking, I still forgot to write down my name and the page number. But there were no typos again, of course. I tried hard not to do any typos or grammatical errors. Even when the lecture told us to submit the semi-final draft, I still forgot to write down my name and the page number. I am always that careless. After a lot of revising here and there, finally, I submitted the essay and when the lecturer gave our essay back, SHE GAVE ME AN A!!!

     For the first essay someone has ever written, an A is just wow.


I have this descriptive essay as well as the reflective one I have to submit next Wednesday for Writing class yet I’m still wasting my time by being here. don’t blame me. virtual word is just as addicting as sundubu jiggae — Korean food, tofu red soup with vegetables and chopped meat. 

I have this cheesy question you have to answer.

Have you ever once fallen in love?

that question describes well what I’m recently feeling. yeah, I’m in love.

there’s this guy and he has been tossing my heart since the first time I met his eyes. he is the definition of perfection. he was born on January 14th, 1994. so, yeah, he is one year older than me.

I met him around a year ago, more or less. he has this smile that makes angel smiles. those white tooth that appear brightly when he smiles are just too much to resist. I feel like crying whenever I see his laughter because it is just so beautiful. his not-so-pointed nose is his trademark as well as his tan skin. 

have I told you that he is good at dancing? no? yes, he is the best at dancing. he has this charm when he dances. he stands out among others. he is different. he will definitely melt your heart with his dance. he is just amazing that everybody wants him.

I’m so in love him.

yeah, he is Kim Jongin.


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