Thursday, December 29, 2016

Seri Seni: Pentas Hari Ibu

Almost New Year!

It's almost new yearrr~
I'm excited yet not satisfied enough with my life in 2016

You have everything in your hand but still, you seems awkward to handle the steer in your hand.
That's what I felt.
I have several wishes that I make in 2012 about my life in 2017
First thing that I want is, I could make it to travel to another continent.
My wish has granted in 2015, when I have my design product to be exhibited in Glasgow, UK.

The second thing is, I have my own business. Whatever it is. Eventough its running so slow, but I believe that I already accomplish this one. Seri Seni is one of my activity to support cultural diversity in Indonesia to be grow. With community near my home, we could gather the kids and teach them some of traditional dances. I joined Enam Sisi Studio with my best friends and make some interior and graphic design as freelancer. Then, Akaruma as my source of spirits, is a pre-start up that we created with design product approach. All of them need time and more hardwork to make it succeed. Still, I have another dream to make my own design product based on my illustrations and children needs.

Thirdly, I wish to have a plus one in my 25th but I'm still far away from mature. I make this plan on 2012 but it still hard to make. Sometimes people asking this and that but you know, its still mystery until you find those magical event happened in your life. I never been in relationship yet but honestly I'm afraid to have one. Not my experiences but it affecting my life so much. Waiting or not waiting, but I hope everything happened to my life is the best scenario from God. If it is the time, then it will work. If I have to work on it, then God will give me courage. So please let me do something better than pitying myself to not having company like others. Asking only if you concerned hahaaa lol.

Lastly, I really, really, want to study abroad. It's my long life wish. Since I graduate from senior high school, I always want to study overseas. Every year, I always attend International Education Exhibition, hope to study in Europe or Japan, expand my experiences in foreign country. This year I already accomplish my IELTS standard, then applying for several scholarships and universities. The result haven't out yet. So I really hope to pass.There are no other opportunity better than this time. Wish me luck then~

This year, I really grateful to have a lot of new friends, to meet a lot of new people. Everything seems really unexpected, yet I'm struggling with my own mind. Sometimes I compared my life with others, just to realized everyone has their own battle. I just need to win my own war.

 Which memory you cheer the most in 2016?

Cheers to 2017, where every unexpected moments are waiting.
See you next year, in 25 year old of me!
Working hard, Play hard, Pray harder!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

"Longgar" Lorong Garden Makassar

When I was attending ISVS 8 (International Seminar of Vernacular Settlement) at Makassar, I went to a kampong, which formerly of slump area, that get recondition by the inhabitants. Their streets are neatly design with a lot of vegetable plants and flowers. Dominated by green and orange color, this area gives strong lively vibe of eco-friendly neighbourhood

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Scariest Place of All: Cyberspace and Socmed

Seeing all of posts in social media makes me tired and sad. There are alot of good things happened but still, you can't close your eyes of what our friends going through on the other part of the world. Aleppo still being burn by unresponsible people and mostly killed woman and children. Meanwhile Moslems in Rohingya are devastated because of intolerant people who can't accept them as their own citizen. American moslem are afraid their right will lost because their racist new president. Still, people in my country, which have Islam as majority, parting in several ways because of  different political views.

I've been scrolling my facebook page these days, there are a lot of hate comments and nonsense articles circulating in my feeds. Last time I encountered this kind of situation is when we have our last presidential election. Since that time, I just realized that social media is a scary place. It can be used in a good way to share useful informations. On the other hand, there are people who use this opportunity to brainwash netizen and share provoking comments everywhere. People will easily share anykind of news that they are believe, despite the truth about it still questionable.

Still, it just a cyberspace, right? No one will really hurt you because of one share or one comment. Yep, I tought like that at first. But NO, nowadays it will have major impact in real life. People have their right to say anything, but without responsibility it means nothing. Do you remember when a woman posting about how she really annoyed by pregnant woman who took her chair in public train? Well, people will judge your personality, even in virtual world. I become really careful if I wanted to give my opinion, so mostly I just become a silent reader. But sometimes I can't take it when there are persons who didn't try to have some research or don't have wide perspective give their hateful comments. Even when he/she is really kind and have a good personality in real life.

I just remember when I was scrolling through my instagram feeds, and I found a picture of mouse. There are a lot of cats picture in my instagram so it make me curious. Then I click and enlarge their photo. It was a picture of mouse which it arms and legs being tied on something so it can't move. I didn't understand at first so I read the description. It turn out that they tried to make fun of that mouse by gave it punishment because behind the mouse there is a dead bird. I don't understand at all why they are posting that. What makes me really angry, it was shared by comedy account which have funny contents in it. If torturing an animal, even it just a small one, consider as funny, I don't understand where our common sense is. I'm not usually active but I posted two comments in that picture, after that I reported the account because it contained violence and animal abuse. Not long after I reporting it, they have it deleted. It just small matter, but this account have 150.000 followers. Imagine if a lot of people agree with this post, imagine the impact. Some of them gave comment "that it just a mouse, chill". But hey, even the serial killer only killing kitten in their young age.

Well, using social media is really tiring. Sometimes I prefer to shut it down, but I can't avoid the truth that they have great impact in these era. Then I remember, if we gave up using it and let the dark world dominating it, we will be doomed, really. So instead of close my eyes and logging out my account, we have opportunity to share good things, inspirational and motivational quotes, stories about humanity, and cuteness of our pet to the world againts all of those fake news that will make us apart.

All of my friends, whom I knew in real life or in cyberspace, I really really ask all of you, please be wise using your social media. Be a smart user, only share positive and useful content, avoid cyberwar if you can, and stop making any provoking statement. You have no idea how it will have impact, even slightest one. It is alright if you have your own perspective, but always using kind and polite words~

Well I'm praying for our country, and for my brothers and sisters in the other part of the world, may peace always above us.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Menari: Merawat Perbedaan

"Gerakan apa yang paling kamu suka?"
Pertanyaan itu selalu ada di setiap akhir sesi latihan tari.
Biasanya anak-anak cuma jawab gerakan tertentu yang mereka bisa, atau yang mudah untuk dilakukan.

Tapi ketika materi gerakan sudah semuanya dihapal, jawaban mereka berubah.

"Kalau aku suka semuanya"
Itupun harus berebutan jawabnya 😁😂

Kegiatan ini bermula dari usulan Ibu RT sebelah. Ketika sudah mulai grasak-grusuk menyambut 17an, rasanya kok lingkungan adem ayem saja. Biasanya ada acara besar entah panggung atau syukuran di RW. Yang sibuk juga hanya orang tua. Anak mudanya tidak ada yang riweh. Apalagi anak-anak. Sepi. Dibanding dulu jaman saya, masih ada sepeda hias yang mewajibkan anak-anak untuk beli kertas crepe dan ngumpul untuk hias bareng. Selain itu, dulu saya juga mondar-mandir naik panggung untuk nari di acara-acara kampung (kecil-kecil gini udah pinter minta saweran :P).

Ibu Aisyah bilang, "Mbak Lia, ajarin anak-anak RT 5 nari ya buat tampil 17an"
Sebenernya waktunya sudah mepet. menjelang 1-2 minggu dan anak-anak bisanya kumpul weekend. Tapi sempet saya ajarin nari juga meskipun belum tahu bakal ditampilkan atau engga.
Selesai 17an, Ibu Aisyah minta untuk kegiatan ini dilanjutkan.
"Mbak Lia, kita bikin sanggar kecil-kecilan aja, nanti saya yang koordinir..."
Sejujurnya pernah kepikiran, tapi kadang masih ada egois untuk tidak terikat di satu kegiatan karena masih ada utang belajar IELTS. Akhirnya tetep jadi juga meskipun kepotong 2-3 minggu karena saya tinggal ke Kampung Inggris.

Anak-anak yang hadir awalnya cuma 5 orang. Itu pun tinggalnya bukan di RT saya jadi saya baru tahu wajah-wajahnya. Mereka selalu datang jam 7.45. Kewalahan karena belom beres-beres rumah dan siapin sarapan buat ayah. Mereka udah manggil-manggil dari gerbang yang ternyata belum saya bukain. Semakin lama, mereka ternyata ajak temen sekelas, temen satu pengajian, temen sepermainan, dan garasi belakang yang awalnya lapang jadi keliatan sempit. Ngajarnya awalnya asik karena perkembangannya mirip-mirip. Tapi setiap kali latihan pasti ada anak baru dan bingung mau ngajar dari awal atau ngelancarin gerakan.

Untungnya ada Mega, mahasiswa kampus orens jurusan IT yang lulusan sanggar Setu Babakan. Rumahnya ternyata deket meskipun beda RT. Dikenalin Mega juga gara-gara Bu Aisyah. Mega ini orangnya kocak pinter bercanda tapi malah jadi sasaran dibully bocah-bocah. Mega sendiri ikhlas ngejalanin ini (?) dan mau direpotin kalau ada anak baru yang minta ajarin dari awal.

Bu Aisyah sendiri sebenarnya suka menari. Dia bisa ngajarin nari kreasi yang gampang dicerna bocah-bocah.
Bu Aisyah bilang, "Mbak Lia, kita mulai memang begini, sama-sama belajar. Banyak memang kesulitannya, atau komplain orangtua, atau anak-anak yang kadang rewel karena capek atau bosen. Tapi kalau saya sih, biar mereka ada kenangan yang bagus nanti kalau sudah besar. Mereka pernah belajar nari daerah, pernah pentas, pernah latihan sambil main sama temen-temennya. "

Buat saya, menari adalah cara saya merawat perbedaan. Mengenal budaya dari ragam daerah dengan prinsip tari: wiraga, wirasa, wirama. Mengenal itu melalui raga, merasakan dengan hati, lalu mendengar untuk menyamakan iramanya.

Semangat latihan untuk pentas di hari ibu nanti 😆

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