Friday, January 30, 2004
Crazy. It was not only regular traffic jam we had this Friday. Very awful. We were jam on the road. Cars stuck and peoples prefered to take a walk. And to walk was as hard as to drive at that moment. It was raining since midday with a lot of thunders and hard winds. Even ices dropped from the sky and it was really some ICES, no kidding *I though somebody had thrown the roof with some stones*. Traktak...trak, trak,... And I did also count that I've seen 4 big threes fell onto the streets within a close range nearby, on my way back walked to my home.
But what so amusing was to see two lines of car that stuck in front of my house which is normally a quietly neighbourhood and far from the traffic. We saw Metro Mini packed with peoples parked in front of our house. That was a very rare situation in my neighbourhood. Funny, amusing but yet disturbing because we couldn't get the car in or out of our own garage. *sight*
Monday, January 26, 2004
Oh, Raining ......
I woke up at 09.15 and found that the sky was so dark outside. Great! I was late again and it would be raining soon. I rushed to the bathroom and took only 10 minutes there to wash myself up. The rain falled before I finished dressing myself. Too late... no needed to hurry now. I got no umbrella, and there was no any single umbrella in this place. I could not call a cab, I got no amount left on my phone. *haiiyaaaa...*
It was 10.00 am and it was still raining constantly. I sat on the porch and smoke my cigarette. *impatient*
At 10.20 the rain was not so hard anymore. I took my chance and walked out to the street. There is a kiosk rokok with a large hut, I bought one package of my cigarette and stood there waited for my cab. 10 minutes passed by. All the cabs which passing was taken. Always like this... at the moment you needed them so much! I knew it!
Then an available one came out from the building across the street. I gave a sign to the driver and the cab headed toward me,.... oopss,... did not,... that bastard driver did not stop in front of me but went further and stop in front of a fancy stylist young career woman- ow, I bet she did try hard to make herself looked like an executive one- which actually stood 5 meters away from me. I didn't see her before. Shit! Stupid asshole driver!! I was the one who was standing closer! I saw his cab first! This really was not fair! Why?? Because she looks expensive and I'm not?
So, I waited there for 5 minutes more. So Frustrated. It was now around 10.45 am. My suit was half wet already. My legs were getting stiff and pain a little bit. And I felt like a fool by standing there too long for nothing. A yellow metromini stopped right in my front. I stepped in though I did not really like to take a bus on this weather.
Ok, I'll make it short. Finally, I came at my work at 11.25, soaking wet.
Why should I take this so much effort only to go to work??
Saturday, January 24, 2004
Oh, Thank God.... This is weekend.
09.00 am. Actually I was too lazy to get my body out of bed. This is Saturday! Hhhmm. But I had to bring him to Erasmus before they were close. He was already awake too anyway. Sat outside with a cup of coffee and a cigarette on his finger and the mind was somewhere. *I did not so curious*. Ok, now I better wash myself first
Later. I didn't understand why he was upset only because I told him not to wear that black shirt.
"No. Don't wear that one....", I said when I saw him reached for a shirt from the wardrobe.
He suddenly stood there motionless with eyes closed and took a deep breath then throw his black shirt away to the bed. His hands on the hip, "Why you always do that?!" He said, "You always tell me what to wear.... ".
"No!" I said.
"Oh yes! You want me to wear only the shirt that you like."
"No. That is not true. Those shirts just whashed and ironed yesterday. Can you just picked your other shirt??"
"Bullshit,... you just don't want me wearing that shirt..."
"Hey, ... "
"Ok,.. I'm not going to wear that one."
"No. No.... just wear that one. Fine."
"You don't want me to wear that one!"
"But you already took it. So wear that one... " I insisted. Oh, man! "It is not because I don't like that shirt, but I want you at least to choose whatever you're going to wear, not just only picked one on the top." Almost out of breath. He said nothing. But from his looks, I know that he was still irritating with this.
I don't understand him. What is so difficult only to choose first of what is he going to wear? Not just picked whatever the shirt is on top of the lot. Those shirts will be washed, will be ironed, and will be put again on the drawer. They will be, naturally, placed on top of the lot. See, he's wearing those first 3 or 4 shirts of his folded shirts again and again in circle only because everytime he always picked the one on top as if he only got those 4 shirts in the wardrobe.
Am I wrong to say that him?? *aaarrgghhh!!*
Friday, January 23, 2004
Bener2 lagi nggak mOOd nge-pOst.
Lagi bOsen, bOring, males, buntu, plus errOr sedikit!
Kenapa yak? *
Hhhmm,.......yang jelas mah, belakangan2 ini lagi muaaleeess banget ngetak-ngetik. Kayaknya enak kali ya, pake Command Voice... *Ngayal lagi niiih,...* Eh, why nOt?
Kemaren, biarpun nggak ngerayain Imlek, tanggalan merah kan? Nah, gue emang udah niat maok ngajak cintaku jalan2, soalnya udah hampir dua minggu dia liburan, dia nggak pernah gue ajak kemanapun kecuali ke Mall. So, pagi itu gue dan Raymond udah siap banget maok ngajak Nina ke Bogor naik kereta. Ngomong2, gue, terutama Raymond - masih penasaran nyObain Busway sampai stasiun Kota. *sorry cuy, ini masih tentang Busway* LOL!
Tauk nggak sih? Di Basement Terminal tuh kita melihat orang buanyak banget lagi antri melingkar-lingkar. Saat itu gue pikir ada pameran seperti biasanya. Walau rada aneh juga. Apaan sih yang lagi dibagikan sampai orang2 antri begitu panjang? Penasaran juga deh.
"Pak, ini lagi pada ngantri apaan sih ya?" Gue tanya ke Bapak2 yang paling dekat dengan kita.
"Antri ngambil Tiket Busway, mbak" Jawab Bapak itu.
Whaaatt??!! Gue sampe lupa ngucapin tenkyu sama tuh Bapak. Aji gile,... saraf juga ya orang2 Jakarta yang sampe redho2nya ngantri seluas basement Terminal BlokM cuma buat naek Busway.
Yah, terpaksa deh- Nina harus cukup puas dengan jalan2 ke (lagi2) Pasaraya lagi. *Next time, hOney,..*
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Pulang ngantor sore kemaren maok sok gaya-gayaan nyobain Busway sama si Yuni. Dia maok ke Gajah Mada, gue sendiri maok ke arah BlokM. At least nunggunya bisa di Bus Shelter yang sama. Kita sih udah tauk banget kalo bakalan penuh, tapi selama tidak penuh sesak- why not try? Masak sih berdesak-desakan sedikit nggak sanggup? Lima belas menit kita berdiri disana. Dua bus sudah lewat, dan kita masih disitu saja. Bus ketiga tiba di Shelter dan gue berusaha mendesak masuk. GAGAL *maok nangis*. Gue nggak ke'angkut' juga. Dan si Yuni? Boro-boro,.....
Tuh, bener kan? Udah tauk penuh masih aja nekat! BT deh. Buntut2nya kita keluar lagi dari shelter, naik jembatan sambil cengar-cengir berdua- then we finally took a cab. Gampang kan? Kok cari susah ya? *huh,...*
what's in mind now :
Lagi mikirin, terheran-heran sendiri, takjub, kenapa juga keluarga yang tinggal di lantai bawah pada nggak bisa bicara normal ya? Entah lagi berantem ataupun enggak berantem, kalo mereka ngobrol suaranya kenceng banget. Menembus lantai dan mengalahkan suara dengung aircon. Bisa-bisanya,....
Mestinya sih nggak masalah banget. Cuma saja sehari-harinya mereka ini 'hidup' mulai jam 9 malam sampai dengan menjelang subuh. Giliran pagi jam 1 atau jam 2 kita maok tidur- bawaannya jadi makin susah tidur. Senewen sendiri mendengar suara2 orang ngobrol dibawah. Parahkan? Gue ini sudah termasuk golongan orang yg susah berat tidur malam. Tapi ternyata masih ada yg lebih parah banget dari gue dan juga berisik! Ya keluarga vampire itu.
Thursday, January 15, 2004
TransJakarta. Less Trouble or More Troubles?
Ha! Today is the 1st day the Governer officially launching this TransJakarta Bus. They've been busy with this project since the last two years, though I'm not sure this will work to apply in this city. I heard that they will not charge the passenger for the first two weeks *imagine*. Ok, I will see.
Yup, then I was ready to my work this morning *if 10 am is morning*. Dropped my little one first at my mother's and I went straight to BlokM Terminal by walk. Easy walked. I was not in a hurry. Why not? it's nearby the house anyway. Besides, I did not intend to take this new bus especially at they first day they are operate. I know that is a stupid thing to do here. I know how the folks here. So maybe next week are better. Only if possible. But today I was only a little bit curious with what could happend at the Bus Terminal.
...... And I was right. Can you guess what I saw? A long crowded queu on the Bus Shelter! Orang semua tuh!
* Btw, it is a little bit amusing to see a Big Red Bus with a 'Kacang Garuda' similarity logo on the body*. Hauhau!
See,... I better took another normal bus as usual, followed by take ojek. On the road, the traffic did not even better than the other days. And later I had to take the risk. Caugh in the rain when I was on my way to work with ojek! *syukuriiiin,...*
Wednesday, January 14, 2004
WHY GOD CREATED CHILDREN
To those of us who have children in our lives, whether they are our own, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or students... here is something to make you chuckle. Whenever your children are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God's omnipotence did not extend to His own children.
After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve. And the first thing he said was "DON'T!"
"Don't what?" Adam replied.
"Don't eat the forbidden fruit." God said.
"Forbidden fruit? We have forbidden fruit? Hey Eve...we have Forbidden fruit!!!!!"
"Do NOT eat the fruit!" said God.
"Because I am your Father and I said so!" God replied, wondering why He hadn't stopped creation after making the elephants.
A few minutes later, God saw His children having an apple break and He was ticked!
"Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit?" God asked.
"Uh huh," Adam replied.
"Then why did you?" said the Father.
"I don't know," said Eve.
"She started it!" Adam said
Having had it with the two of them, God's punishment was that Adam and Eve should have children of their own. Thus the pattern was set and it has never changed.
BUT THERE IS REASSURANCE IN THE STORY!
If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give children wisdom and they haven't taken it, don't be hard on yourself. If God had trouble raising children, what makes you think it would be a piece of cake for you?
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT!
1. You spend the first two years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next sixteen telling them to sit down and shut up.
2. Grandchildren are God's reward for not killing your own children.
3. Mothers of teens now know why some animals eat their young.
4. Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.
5. The main purpose of holding children's parties is to remind yourself that there are children more awful than your own.
6. We child proofed our homes, but they are still getting in.
7. Be nice to your kids. They will choose your nursing home
AND FINALLY: IF YOU HAVE A LOT OF TENSION AND YOU GET A HEADACHE, DO WHAT IT
SAYS ON THE ASPIRIN BOTTLE: "TAKE TWO ASPIRIN" AND "KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN
------------ *thank you Bruce for your 'encouragement'*
So,.... dOnt yOu think that yOu gOnna need THIS frOm nOw???
Tuesday, January 06, 2004
Stuff I found today :
Check this One. You dont know what the difference to wear them and not to wear them. Why bothered?
And this one. Dumb and Dumberer, When Harry Met Lloyd. *What is this anyway??*
Or maybe you care to check out yourself, HOW DUMB ARE YOU??
Monday, January 05, 2004
Today is the 5th day of 2004. And I think it is not too late to say HAPPY NEW YEAR 2004.
I've been ill since saturday last week. I really dont like the feeling of sick on my stomach, sweating a lot, and specially the painful I feel on my head is awful. But thanks God this afternoon, I feel myself a little bit better.
I came late again at my work. Who cares? The cat is still away. LOL.
But I dont like the feeling that I left Alf alone and hungry at the house. So I did order some burger to delivery to him. I though this would pleased him a little bit, but it did not. When I called him again later, he complained that the burgers and those french fries were all wet with coke and he just thrown them away. What? I could not believe this. Yes, this made me angry! He should have checked them the moment the food arrived, so this wouldn't happened. Right?
This would not be such a wasting. Right?
at Monday, January 05, 2004