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Aria T. Kharisma

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#Jogja101 : Dear Jogja…

Dear Jogja, kota yang hampir setahun ini saya tinggali.

Tidak pernah mengira kalau waktu berjalan demikian cepatnya. Mungkin, tak sampai akhir bulan ini saya bakalan keluar dari sini dan berpindah di tempat yang baru. Itulah kenapa saya membiarkan kondisi kamar saya (hancur) berantakan. Sebenarnya, ada perasaan risih dan memanggil jiwa asisten rumah tangga yang terbenam untuk sekedar merapikan. Tapi saya memilih bertahan dengan rasa malas.

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#Jogja101 : Unpublished Girlfriend

“Kapan kawin?”

“Masih jomblo aja!”

“Cari pacar, gih! Gak bosen apa sendirian melulu!”

Dulu sih sempat jengah dengan lontaran pertanyaan macam tersebut, tapi seiring berjalannya waktu dan pengalaman untuk makan manis, asam dan asinnya kehidupan terus bertambah kayanya telinga ini sudah cukup kebal menerimanya. Apalagi sampai kepikiran dan kemudian sakit hati. Duh!

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#Jogja101 : Deg-deg-an!

Berbulan-bulan memendam rasa deg-deg-an rasanya sungguh menyiksa. Hampir setiap malam, berharap kepada Tuhan untuk bisa merubah keadaan yang sejatinya apapun hasilnya adalah buah dari kerja saya. Ini bukan perihal mengenai asmara dan sejenisnya. Jika kau berpikir demikian, ada baiknya segera tutup halaman ini!

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#Jogja101 : Deru dan Debu

Jalanan yang Tertutup oleh Abu Vulkanik
Jalanan yang Tertutup oleh Abu Vulkanik

Dua malam berlalu sejak meletusnya Gunung Kelud. Selama dua hari itu pula, praktis saya mendekam di kamar kost. Pun kalau terpaksa keluar hanya dalam radius yang cukup dekat, sekitar 100 meter. Ya, untung saja ada sebuah tempat makan yang lokasinya berdekatan. Jarak sedekat itu pun bukan tanpa perjuangan! Memakai masker, topi, hingga jaket meskipun di-tengah-siang-bolong dengan posisi matahari baru condong sedikit dari tegak lurusnya. Panas? Tak usah ditanya!

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#Jogja101 : Volcanic Ashes of Gunung Kelud

Last night, me and my friend were watching random shows on tv. From one channel  to another channel while waiting for the clock showed 10pm. Yeah, time for Stand Up Comedy Indonesia (SUCI) Season 4 pre-show. Arguably the weather that night was very hot, I think if this is a sign that the rainy season has ended in Yogyakarta. Continue reading “#Jogja101 : Volcanic Ashes of Gunung Kelud”

#Jogja101 : Treat My Self :)

Just as the rainbow that appears after the rain, or the flowers are blooming after the snow melts. That’s what I felt after took the IELTS exam on last Saturday. Exam that made me and maybe some of my friends like being haunted by terror during the last few weeks. Thank God, none of us who have to get sick and hospitalized, hahaha! Actually, I’m so nervous but I was determined to do the best I can and get through the exam as well as a prince have to fight a giant dragon to save a princess from the old witch.

Now, the rainbow of that Saturday was a ticket of musical event held in Jogja, Jazztraffic. A few days ago, I had been planning to go there after the exam, but rain down fairly heavy on that day with a long enough duration. I’m so worried about that.

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#Jogja101 : Hardest Week Ever!

ARRGGGHHH, HARDEST WEEK EVER!

As I write this, maybe I could say I ‘m on a race against time, while listening to some songs that can make me at least fells a lil excited. Actually, the time is running  according to the its rhythm. Second to minute, minute to hour, hour to day, day to week, week to month, and month to year. But hell yeah, it’s just that sometimes I too often been slow and only realized when the word “deadline” appears to my eyes. Ah,  my time management seriously bad!

Starting from last week, my class schedules suddenly become dense and filled with uncertainty. Sometimes the time schedule is changed in the “last minutes”, took place at the weekend like Saturday and I wish never on Sunday. Some assignments “resurfaced”, hoping to be resolved. I seriously regret why I’m not “repay” the assignments one by one?!

This week, I’m concentrating to the IELTS test. Honestly , I was not as confident as when working on the TOEFL test. Bismillah, for this I’ve been training and hope that I will be fine in working on the actual test this Saturday and after that it’s all coming back to God.

-0Oo-

“Say what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave” (Sara BareillesBrave)

Pic source : http://assets.pearsonschool.com/
Pic source : http://assets.pearsonschool.com/

#Jogja101 : Between Rain, Red Coat, and Silver Umbrella.

Rain in Yogyakarta. Not so much difference with the rain I’ve ever tasted in other cities. The way of how rain fall from the sky is still the same, and with the same black cloud formation. However, the rain here is more soothing. Not a lot of upheaval. Fell straight down because just few strong wind gusts. Rarely roar and flash of lightning.

This month, as always, you must prepare for winter. You waiting for the snow and I welcoming the rain. But it doesn’t matter, both are from the same material. I remember, some time ago, I had seen a picture of a beautiful red coat that was on your instagram account, from the caption you wrote, it turns out it was a gift from someone. What is clear, from the “love emoji” that you’ve inserted, certainly it from someone special. Oh, I wish I could give a “dislike” on the picture.

In my story, your red coat turned into a silver-colored umbrella. Someone loaned it to me when we first met. It was about four in the afternoon, but the sky has looked blackened, yeah… it will rain. The meeting runs short, no two of coffee cups arranged on the table, there is no piece of rainbow cake. She couldn’t talk long time at that time, there are several matters regarding the course to be completed by her. A moment before we parted, she gave me that silver-colored umbrella.

“You can take this umbrella, because I had two.”

Why is she carrying two umbrellas? I never asked.

-oOo-

The umbrella, do I have to take a picture and upload to instagram with the caption as sweet as you wrote for that red coat? Ah, it’s useless, even we do not follow each other! But, If only you knew that I often peek and stalk on your twitter, instagram, facebook and more , and I hope you do too. PS : I left one special spot so you can add me on Path account.

pic source : http://mayhemandmuse.com/
pic source : http://mayhemandmuse.com/

#Jogja101 : Perihal Kereta Api.

Banyak jalan menuju Roma Jogja. Pesawat terbang, kereta api, bus antar kota, mobil pribadi, ataupun motor pribadi. Sekian kali bolak – balik Jakarta – Jogjakarta, saya lebih sering menggunakan moda pesawat terbang dengan alasan efisiensi waktu karena sebagian besar karena alasan pekerjaan.

Tersebutlah seorang teman, sebut saja Mawar (bukan korban perbuatan kriminal), mengatakan bahwa kereta api adalah moda transportasi yang romantis untuk melakukan perjalanan. Entah, apa dasar dia bisa mengatakan seperti itu. Setahu saya dia itu wanita single-belum punya pacar-apalagi suami.

Dibilang romantis, apakah karena susunan bangku hanya untuk berdua? Well, bus antar kota pun juga bisa.

Dibilang romantis, apakah karena bisa menikmati pemandangan hamparan sawah hijau yang membentang? Well, bus antar kota juga bisa. Tapi jika pemandangan dijadikan acuan, saya lebih memilih pesawat terbang yang jendelanya menyajikan hamparan langit dengan awan yang bergumul dan sinar matahari yang menyembul.

Dibilang romantis, apakah karena kereta api menyediakan charger ponsel? Sehingga komunikasi dengan yang tersayang lancar tanpa hambatan selain naik turunnya sinyal? Well, bisa jadi. Tapi, tahu kan kalau sekarang ada yang namanya powerbank?

-oOo-

Baru ini, saya melakukan perjalanan pulang pergi dari Jogjakarta – Jakarta – Jogjakarta menggunakan moda kereta api dan keesokan hari ketika bertemu dengan Mawar, dia tersenyum sedikit misterius seakan ingin menggali alasan bagaimana kesan menggunakan moda transportasi yang dia agung-agungkan itu.

Ah, Mawar… seandainya kamu tahu kalau….

1. Perjalanan saya bisa dibilang tidak romantis karena duduk bersebelahan dengan teman yang berkelamin sama dan langsung sibuk dengan memasang earphone untuk mendengarkan lagu.

2. Perjalanan saya dilakukan di malam hari, ketika mata meminta jam biologisnya untuk terpejam. Tidak ada dongeng sebelum tidur ataupun seseorang yang membenarkan posisi selimut. Romantis? Tentu tidak!

3. Iya, baterai ponsel saya bisa terisi penuh dan itu menyenangkan karena tidak ada keharusan untuk mematikannya sehingga bisa update di social media. Tapi, selanjutnya ponsel saya hilang. Romantis? You gotta be kidding me, baby!

4. Saya juga single, so why don’t we travel together?

Tiket Kereta Api Taksaka Malam
Tiket Kereta Api Taksaka Malam

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