Diklat Lasso

Sore itu merupakan hari yang cukup bersejarah untuk kami ber-38. Segala tanya soal 33 hari ke depan yang akan kami lalui ditambah rasa haru karena harus berpisah sementara dengan yang terkasih di rumah membuat kami seakan ingin segera memulai kegiatan.

Srondol, 21 Mei 2017, 19:00 WIB. 

Setelah sore hari kami selesai melakukan registrasi ulang dan diberi perlengkapan latihan dasar (latsar) serta diberikan nomor kamar, kami bergegas menyiapkan diri berpakaian putih hitam lengkap dengan atribut topi, korpri, dan name tag.

Malam itu kami mulai apel pertama kami.

Sambil kembali mengingat-ingat bekal pelajaran baris berbaris sejak masa SD sampai dengan SMA, kami diminta untuk berbaris. Belum saling kenal, hanya beberapa. Itupun kenal pada saat pembekalan di universitas masing-masing. Selepas apel yang dilaksanakan di titik kumpul, masih dengan barisan rapi kami menuju ruang makan. Di ruang makan pun masih harus tertib, ada binsuh (pembina dan pengasuh dari Akpol) yang terus mengawasi kedisiplinan kami. Ada aturan main tersendiri sesaat setelah dan sebelum apel, sebelum dan sesudah makan.

Setelah selesai makan, kami kembali ke titik kumpul untuk apel malam. Rupanya ada tradisi penyambutan angkatan baru yang dilakukan oleh kakak-kakak angkatan yang sudah lebih dulu masuk latsar.

Melihat kekompakan mereka, kami semua tergerak. Kami mulai membuat yell, menciptakan nama angkatan, bahkan kami sudah menemukan maskot angkatan! 🙂

LASSO adalah singkatan dari Laskar Srondol Songo, yang idenya dilahirkan oleh salah satu dokter ogoh-ogoh (LOL) yang ada di angkatan kami. Oh ya, di angkatan kami kebetulan ada 2 dokter ogoh-ogoh (baca: kandungan, begitu kedua dokter ini menyebut diri mereka).

 

Hari ini, 14 Juni 2017…

Tidak terasa, kurang lebih 4 minggu kami di Srondol ini. Tidak perlu ditanya bagaimana rasanya. Kami semakin mengenal satu sama lain. Canda dan tawa selalu menghiasi hari-hari kami, baik di kelas, di titik kumpul, di ruang makan, bahkan di kamar.

Ada Den, sang pelipur lara, yang siap siaga menyiapkan ribuan cerita lucu, yang bahkan bisa membuat Zuls (sang anggota senat) tertawa terpingkal-pingkal sambil menggoyangkan pundaknya. Tidak hanya Zuls, Lus yang asli Sumenep pun tak kuasa menahan tawa dengan gaya berputar (bisa bayangkan?)

Ada Wils, sang maskot berbadan raksasa, terlihat preman namun ternyata berhati seniman. Tanpa perlu berucap, cukup dengan gesture tubuhnya sudah mampu membuat kami tertawa.

Ada Wils, tentu ada Fatah, yang setiap kali ia berkomentar pasti ada undang-undang yang ia utarakan. Sampai membuat kami terheran-heran ternyata ada manusia yang hafal isi undang-undang. Ckckck. Wils dan Fatah ibarat gajah dan gading.

Ada dr. Erz, bapak Lasso. Mungkin suatu saat kita perlu membuatkan beliau patung kecil atas jasanya yang sudah melahirkan Lasso sampai berumur 4 minggu hari ini. Dokter kandungan yang tidak pernah serius ini adalah pemasok sambel bawang bu rudy. Sungguh mulia sekali jasanya..

Btw.. disambung lagi nanti.. ceritanya belum selesai..

 

Srondol, Gedung Sindoro, 19:12 pm.

 

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Why do we eat Popcorn at the movies?

I always question myself, why do people eat popcorn at the movies? What is the correlation between popcorn and movies?

I just did a small litterature research and found out some articles discussing on this point.

Refers to an article on this website: http://www.smithsonianmag.com,   Back to 1945, popcorn and the movies were inextricably bound: over half of the popcorn consumed in America was eaten at the movie theaters. Theaters began pushing advertisements for their concessions harder, debuting commercials that played before (and sometimes in the middle of) movies that enticed audiences to check out the snacks in the lobby.

But the relationship between popcorn and the movies has changed more than the smell of a theater lobby or the at-home movie night: it’s changed the popcorn industry itself.

I agree that a cinema wouldn’t be complete without the overwhelming aroma of popcorn. It smells really good and we can’t help to not buy a bucket of popcorn to be shared with our friend or partner in watching movies. And now, I assume most of people consumed popcorn when they watch movie theaters. These are several reasons why people eat popcorn at the movies:

  • It is cheap and very easy to make
  • Easy to grab and eat during movies without distracting you from watching movie.
  • Popcorn is a kind of ‘silent snacks’, it doesn’t make any noise while we eat and of course it will not disturb the others
  • It doesn’t cause a construction which can make you dying for a pee 🙂 (yea, of course this is great since we don’t want to miss some scenes!)
  • They said popcorn is low calorie

 

So here they are! If you guys find more reasons on this, please tell me..

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pic taken from : http://www.tribunnews.com/travel/2016/05/12/ini-ceritanya-mengapa-orang-nonton-di-bioskop-cemilannya-selalu-popcorn

 

 

a bookworm

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A few years back, I promised to myself to read at least a book in a month. So it will be 12 books a year. Sounds really good, right?

Sadly I can’t make it true! So I make a new rule to me: at least an article in a week.

As someone said that ”reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are”

 

*photo taken from pinterest

Coffee Again and Again

Week-end means coffee and tea for both of us. Last week-end we went to a new coffee shop in town. According to him, the ambiance was good, even really good, but the foods were just so so…

For me, this cafe had a nice design and of course it was so ‘insta-genic’! We saw many teenagers who just drink a tea but they took hundreds of photos which I was pretty sure, those photos were downloaded on their social medias. Bofff…

Anyway, the 1st picture below was taken by me, and the 2nd pict was taken by him. I was happy because he finally turned to be a good photographer!! LOL

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Meet up with old friends

I am sure life wouldn’t be interesting without friends along for the ride. Friends are like window to see the world outside ours. They introduce us to the diversity of human nature. It really is! At least it happened to me. For almost 22 years I spent my life in Indonesia, then I pursued my master degree in France, what I could see was the diversity!

I experienced a hint of nostalgia. Good people are hard to come by.

Well.. Last days of our end of year holiday, we had a chance to visit Surabaya. Actually it was on the early January ;p A cousin of mon mari just got married and I remembered I have a friend living there. A few weeks before, I texted her.

Then I managed to meet Véronique and Louis, lovebirds whom I knew several years back. I was tremendously happy. It suddenly reminds me of my beautiful days back in France. Véronique introduced me to her whole family who live in one of small yet pretty village in Lorraine ( region of Nancy city), named Lunéville. Almost once in a month, her parents invited me for a lunch, even her grandmother invited me to come for a village celebration. They have a beautiful garden consisted of some vegetable plants and fruits! What I really like the most was their strawberry! I even can still taste it ;))

And yeah.. Here we are!

 

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Anyway, she is now 6 months pregnant! Happy for them.. See you again soon! Well maybe in France someday..?