Dinner with Ebet

inside the night train from PoCin to Bogor

It is been weeks ago since the last time I took the nite train. I remember that day I need to work on some urgent document for other department so I ended up at the office on the weekend. The heat on the outside is unbearable, completed with the gas pollution from the crowded public transportation along jalan Raya Bogor towards Kampung Rambutan bus terminal. And I just feel like moving to another big sauna room when I realized that the air conditioner inside the room has been turn off during the weekend. At that time I was thinking I’m having a bad weekend but at the end of the day when I was told my friend I’m at the office we ended up planning to get a culinary trip that night after I finish my work.

Yogyakarta to Denpasar

Sunrise @ Ketapang port, Summer holiday of 2009

Sunrise @ Ketapang port, Summer holiday of 2009

The next morning after a heavenly sleep for couple of hours I took a fast shower and repack my backpack, get ready for the next destination which is Denpasar. I was thinking to stop at Surabaya but the train schedule will send me to Bali at midnite where I hardly get the transportation into Imoel’s house so this time I choose the bus to continue the trip and I’ll be arrived in the morning. I haven’t booked the ticket for the bus so I made a few phone call to makes sure I got the ticket and the customer service told me directly come to their bus agent at Janti. That morning, I have a spicy breakfast at one of Niar favorite spot, Warung Ibu Gendut which the distance is still around the corner of the house. The owner is a Balinesse borned in Java so the food is mixing between Javanesse menu with a Balinesse taste such as spicy scramble eggs, oseng buncis bumbu kuning – pedes juga, tempe mendoan yang lumayan unik karena ga setipis yang biasanya, sayur singkong, ayam bumbu kecap yang keliatan banget potongan cabe rawit merahnya, menu yang laen nda apal saya pokoknya sambel Balinya aseli – irisan cabe dan bawang. Anything spicy is yummy for me so its okay ^^

 

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Summer of 2009: Bogor – Jakarta – Yogyakarta

pulang ke kota muuuuuu...... - Kla project

pulang ke kota muuuuuu...... - Kla project

The summer journey start after I finish my third contract where I still have a few days from my annual leave plus two weeks leave noticed before I’m ready to sign another one. An exhausted world yet at the same time it is so enchanted with its complexity inside. You can say it’s a crazy world but it was also a comfort zone for the last couple of years. Hypnotizing me like a hibernated bear that lazy enough to move on, hahaha… that’s me. This year when my number reach 30, I have to change my priority and aimed at a better self improvement, concentrate much more in my career. I guess this effect me much than I could accept because I gotta re-numbered the things I really want to do, put aside some of my dreams that seems didn’t have the same path with the work line. Reality bites huh!   

 

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Ngangkot… sejuta rasanya

Gak kerasa ternyata sudah hampir setengah tahun sejak Pak Joni yang baik hati itu pensiyun, bubarnya para tebengers dan saya resmi menjadi seorang angkoter. Hummm… sebenarnya bukan hal yang cukup menyenangkan sih buat saya mengingat saya orang yang cukup kebluk. Naik angkot tandanya saya harus bangun pagi, mandi, pakai baju, siyap siyap dan sudah harus merayap menanjak keluar wilayah kekuasaan kemudian segera membajak angkot jurusan cibinong sebelum jam 6 pagi, wew… kalau jam 6 lewat, jangan harap bisa tiba di tempat tujuan jam 8 deh secara gitu loh, macetnya bo macetnya…

 

Sebenernya kemacetan tiap pagi bukan gara-gara hal yang heboh-heboh banget seperti pentas dangdut di pagi hari, si komo lewat, suting di tengah jalan atau apalah… tapi karena gak ada yang mau mengalah antara mobil pribadi, angkot dan rombongan sepeda motor yang selalu mencoba menyelip setiap celah yang tersisa, hasilnya voilaaaa….. gak ada yang bisa jalan kan. Pak pulisi yang stenbai buat pengganti lampu merah pun kadang-kadang jadi sasaran kemarahan sopir angkot. Buat para pak pulisi yang menjalankan tugasnya dengan sungguh-sungguh dari yang hanya sekedar mejeng memakai seragam ketatnya, semangat terus ya pak kami para angkoter mengandalkanmu (^_^) *lebay*

 

Halah sebenernya mau cerita apa sih, nda pokus ginih… pokus sella pokuussss…

 

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