Ngopi, a New Culture in My City?

I do not know precisely when Lamongan is filled by many coffee shops. When I went home July 2017, the shops were not as many as today. The shops not just type of warung but cafe like in big city. For example in this time I hang out in a cafe that operated since a month ago. Many people come here. Let me talk about a cafe I visit, namely Lik Coffee. It is located in near a new street in the west of Lamongan city. I knew this cafe when I did driving course. The price of all items sold is cheaper than many cafe typical in Bandung city. Today I ordered two cup of coffee : Java raung (8k) and Flores (7k), Tea (3k), Noodle with egg (7k), and laptop charging (4k). Even this shop is quite new but its visitors are always there. I do not know why many people like hanging out in a caffee shop. Is it a new culture in my city ?



How perfect Fahri is. I think there is no man in the world has a life like him. He is handsome, smart (lecturer of Edinburg then Oxford University), rich (boss of a minimart), and (very) kind. He is surrounded by many beautiful girls and incredibly they like him a lot. When he lost Aisha because of Gaza attack, there is Hulya subtitute her even just temporary because she is death after giving birth. Fahri and Aisha then reunite after long time Aisha spying him by being Fahri’s housemaid. I think it will be fool imagination if you want to be Fahri.

Delegation of My Campus

I was appointed by director of general administration ITB to be delegation in Forum Group Discussion (FGD) that held by Ministry of Research and Higher Education (Kemenristekdikti). The FGD discussed about classification of public information in the eye of archive. There is four classification of information : open, closed, secret, and very secret. To classify the information we must select one by one of the items of several catagories and then cross check by several laws like law of public information, law of archive, and rule of Kemenristekdikti. I was happy joining this event where I can met several professionals in archive like Mbak Ita from UGM and Bu Sulis from ANRI. In the last lunch we discussed together about our experience. It was nice. 

Luke Skywalker and The Last Jedi

Last afternoon I watched “The Last Jedi” in Senayan City XXI in the waiting to ticket to Bandung at 18 pm. The movie showed quite late because of many advertisements displayed before. In this brief note, I want to tell what I remember from the movie.

The main actors are Rey, Finn, Ben Solo, and Luke Skywalker. In the beginning, Rey comes to master Jedi, Luke Skywalker, to learn something from him. Luke refuses firstly but he then allow Rey to be his student. Luke looks some darkness from Rey and this close to what happen in Kylo Ren (Ben Solo). Luke uses old way in method and this makes Master Yoda dislike. Rey then meet gently to Ben and she is carried in throne of suprime leader of the darkness, Snoke. Incredibly, Snoke is murdered in light siber of Ben and then both (Rey and Ben) finish all of Snoke’s guards. In the end, they have no agreement about the future of the order.

Ben and Rey are head to head in a war. Without suprime leader, the dark side is in inbalance. Ben and another top chair (I forget with the name) are in competition leading their troops to attack Leia’s  where Rey is on her side. Because of Leia ship will be attacked by Ben’s troops and based on calculation it will be crash, one way Leia and his teammate must find the suitable solution. The solution found by Leia herself after spending long rest after first attack even one of the best driver (I forget with the name) recommend another way — finding a hidden place with small ship (it is difficult to be detected by the enemy).

Leia’s then hide in some cave but Ben not long find them. Suddently, Luke Skywalker is on Leia’s side. He fight Ben but it is not the real Luke, but just his shadow. The real Luke still in his residence, in some small island. The shadow shows Luke’s power that come from his contemplation (pertapaan). Luke then dies after the Leia’s meet Rey and then they go away to another place.

Inside a Cinema

This time, I am waiting for the show that will be held at 9 pm. I sit in front of big screen in the area of ticket box and popcorn shop. I am alone for time, maybe this is my second time watching movie in a cinema that “Hafalan Sholat Delisa” was a first film I watched lonely some times ago. Justice league is the movie I will watch. 7 minutes to go, I must enter the ticket gate..

Sure to be Muslim?

Suddenly I think it is nice to be Bad Boy, doing anything without thinking twice : it will disturb religion’s roles or any culturals prohibition. All I do is allowed when it is not disturbing people. You will not think about heaven and hell, because you think your life is this time. Or if you think about the day after tomorrow, someday your God will apologize you. Now is time to do anything but when you are old, it is time to be side of God, you must pray and pray.

One thing that make me think like that because of I don’t know exactly the existence of God. I just believe then I do 5 time of prayers a day and another religious activities. Is that God exist? Why you believe in God? Why you choose to be Muslim? Those are the questions I have no appropriate answers till the day. I ever joined a group whose goal learning together about Islamic principals, unfortunately its mentor just talk to us the urgency of reciting and memorizing Qur’an (to be Hafiz) because Qur’an will accompany us in Jannah (heaven). Another thing he always invite us to join as part of political movements like as demonstration and election in order to get God’s kindness.

So, those basic questions never be answered. Is there any efforts to answer it? No. All the day I spend for working, there is no enough time to spend answering that. So, are you still Muslim? Maybe half. When I pray, I am a Muslim, when I don’t, I am not sure. When I am totally muslim, I know the reason why I must pray 5 times a day and there is no doubt in doing many religious activities. Should you be like that? Maybe yes, let me try, it is an ongoing process.

Tomy’s Wedding

By train Argo Parahyangan Bos Ili and I headed to Jakarta to attend Tomy’s wedding. It was held in a hall located in area  of masjid Cut Meutia central Jakarta. The schedule of the train at 7.30 am from Bandung. When I arrived there, those were several friends of MA09 gathering in a small forum ; talking each other. Because of several of us would go back first, we then take a photo with Tomy and his behalf. After all the agenda was end, Topan and the gank invited me to hangout with them. Of course, it was nice and very interesting. We did it in a foodshop at Sarinah. Have a happy life with your love Tom !