MENDENGARKAN TERASA BEGITU MENYENANGKAN

Sore itu, berangin.

Angin yang cukup kuat mengibas kerudungku yang tidak lagi rapih. Beruntungnya jaket menyelimuti tubuhku dari terpaan dingin.

Sinar matahari mencuat di sebelah barat. Perlu waktu beberapa menit saja hingga ia hilang ditelan rimbunan pohon yang berjejer tidak rapih di lereng gunung Ciremai.

Beruntung, Ciremai saat itu tak malu-malu menampakkan keindahannya melengkapi sore yang tak terlupakan itu.

Iya, dari sudut pandangku matahari akan tenggelam disebelah sana. Indah,

Cahayanya tidak menyilaukan, sedap dipandang dan mendamaikan.

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Beberapa menit sebelumnya

“Dibungkus aja, makannya nanti di tempat yang tadi, sambil liat matahari terbenam.”

Aku setuju, ide bagus!

Aku mengancingkan kancing magnet tasku yang terbuka.

“Cepetan duh! Lama… nanti telat”

Lalu aku bergegas duduk di jok belakang. Ia pacu gasnya dan motor membawa kami menuju tempat dimana kami bisa menikmati matahari terbenam dengan sederhana.

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Aku duduk di bangku panjang yang terbuat dari susunan bambu. Bangkunya dibuat lengkap dengan sandarannya. Sesekali aku bisa bersandar karena lelah seharian berkeliling tempat-tempat menakjubkan.

Peris dipinggir jalan bangku itu dibuat. Menghadap persis ke arah Ciremai, aku merasa Ciremai hari itu terlihat sangat dekat. Rasanya hanya beberapa ratus meter saja. Aku merasakan orang-orang melintas dan melihat ke arah kami dengan tatapan yang entah aku tidak bisa menebaknya.

Tanganku menggenggam bungkusan nasi lengkap dengan ayam krispi serta sausnya. Mulutku penuh, aku kunyah nasi dan ayamnya cepat-cepat. Aku lapar.

Di depanku duduk seseorang yang sama laparnya, ia menggenggam bungkusan yang sama. Mulutnya membuka percakapan. Ia bercerita tentang seorang teman yang akhirnya bisa mewujudkan impian terbesarnya untuk menjadi backpacker. Sesekali ia menyuapi mulutnya sambil terus bercerita. Ia sangat antusias, terlihat jelas dari bola matanya.

Aku terus mendengarkannya, Sesekali kulihat matanya, menimpali, bertanya, lalu beralih melihat cahaya matahari yang sedikit demi sedikit mulai menghilang, lalu kembali melihatnya lagi, lalu kualihkan lagi.

“Saya tuh persis kaya temen saya yang tadi saya ceritain, ga suka keramaian. Kalo kita lagi muncak, atau nge camp yaudahlah ga usah gitaran, nyalain mp3, nyanyi-nyanyi. Kita muncak kan mau menikmati alam, yang sunyi, damai. Kalo mau ngegitar, ya ngga usah di atas (puncak), di bawah juga bisa.”

Itu kalimat yang paling aku ingat, dan aku manggut-manggut saja. Ada benarnya.

Cahaya matahari makin hilang, hari makin gelap. Aku masih sibuk berusaha menghabiskan nasi bungkus ditanganku. Ia lebih dulu menghabiskan makanannya, lalu minum dari air mineral botol yang sekaligus ia pakai untuk mencuci tangannya.

“Ayamnya masih ada ruh, ngga tak makan, kriuk-kriuknya doang” katanya sambil nyengir.

Ia lebih memilih makan tepung krispinya saja ketimbang ayamnya. Sungguh aneh.

“Lha…?” aku menimpali.

P.S. Cahaya mataharinya ada di sebelah kanan gunung. Bangku panjangnya ada di sebelah beberapa warung dan di bawah pohon besar di depan sana.

DON’T WORRY!

I remember what my lecturer said about teaching practice program couple months ago. He said “The students’ status on social media will be worse in the first time the program goes, and by the time, trust me, it will change to be a mellow status like you really enjoy teaching and love your students, and you don’t wanna end it” he was sure about his saying. Later, when I had teaching practice program, my lecturer was right. People were too worrying what will happen even before something begins. My experience was extremely exactly true like what my lecturer predicted. I worried about all the things, yet when I start the program, everything was fine as long as we could follow the rules. Nothing bad happened. The thing you should do is enjoy every single thing in the program. Later, I very enjoyed the program, and I for a while was thinking of I didn’t wanna end it. See! He was right 100% accurate!DSC01097.JPG

The second program, KKN (service program in the villages) at first, as usual I thought too much and worried about something which even haven’t happen yet. Aaaaand when KKN began, what I was afraid of is suddenly disappear.  KKN was extremely fun. I met new friends with different characteristics. They are kind, stubborn, childish, loyal, emotional, bad temper, funny, immature, whiny, wise, moody, respectful. We have different characteristics but we respect each other. That was why we didn’t create some group to separate us. We learn how to live together as a family. We learn how to live in simplicity. Eat what was served by your friend, respect them. Worked together like a family. Those were incredibly overwhelming. I dreadfully enjoyed this program. It’s kinda I find a new family. IMG_20160223_125656.jpg

That is anyway, we don’t have to worry too much about something. We don’t know what is in front of us. There will be a great thing in front of us as long as we think positively.

 

 

5 THINGS THAT UNIVERSITY STUDENTS SHOULD DO IN THEIR LAST YEAR

In my last year of my study at university, I feel like everything is going for the very last and I just feel so… ah this is so heart breaking. I oftentimes think of:

“Seems, this is the last time I meet my friends in the class wholly.”

“Ah, I will never have class after this one and I’m gonna miss this extremely bustling class.”

“Perhaps this is my last time join such a wonderful organization in this university.”

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(Picture’s source: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/advice/how-use-rankings-frequently-asked-questions)

And… I have others crazy thoughts about my final year. From now on I swear I’m gonna cherish every moment before I end up my bachelor degree. I have some tips for you who have the same feeling as mine, oops! I mean for you who are in the last year of university life. These are five things that university students should do in their final year. Check out!

  1. Making video! If you can sing, playing guitar, dancing etc then you can do with your friends and record it. Don’t take it seriously. Let it flow naturally. Someday when you are 60 y.o. and you click the play button on the video, you will feel that your university life was actually so awesome. You can tell your kids or your grandchild about your insanity then!
  1. Taking picture as much as you can! If you can do this, you will have lots of stories to tell in the future. Take your friends’ picture, the building, the classes, classroom activity, lecturer, canteen, parking lot, and everything which exist in your university. Seems so mad, right? But remember you will have stories to tell on 60.
  2. Cherish every moment with your friend, do the crazy mad wild extreme things that you never do during your study. Lol. Take a breath and fresh air, have a journey with your friends. Visit good places with them!
  3. Do the assignments from the very deep of your heart. Lol! Yeah… think of this: maybe it’s my last task that I should do, I will never have assignment later in my life after this.
  4. Write your fidgety feeling on you social network accounts, or your blog. Tell everyone that I’m in blue during my last year in university. (V sign)

So that is what I am doing for the rest of my last year in university. You may do the same or just ignore the random tips, let your last year become tragic. However, surely you must thank God for everything that you get therefore you are now in your injury time of university life and soon you will end up your degree. Get your title and make you parents proud of you. Congratulation and cherish every moment!

Don’t forget your paper! should be finished in the exact time.

Ingatlah skripsimu!