Selasa, 19 April 2016

Personal Short Story

- When All is Finished -

For me, to be a reserved man it very difficult for now. Almost all of my close friends know me as a noisy, fussy and big-mouthed person. But not when I was in junior high. I was a quiet and introvert person. But, It changed when I got to know them.
That afternoon I was preparing for the first time went to the place of tutoring. This is the first experience for me to follow the lessons. Although my achievement in the school is quite make a proud of my parents, they kept telling me to get in tutoring to prepare for the National Examination in 3rd grade later. The first day I walked in the class whose children seems pretty smart & cool . I'd heard most of them that attending the class came from bonafide school in my town and I came from The junior high school 5 that famous with students who love to brawl.
In the first day in the class. I met my primary school friends, Yon. It turns out he had been a year earlier study in this tutoring. Yon is the child from a soldier.  He is funny, mischievous and big-mouthed man all the time. Because of that bad character, he became well-known and have many friends. "How are you, Ar?" He asked me as he led a handshake. "Alhamdulillah, I am healthy, Yon" I replied. Then our little chat interspersed with exciting Yon chatting with his other friends in the class. They are very noisy and playful. Wow, it would be very nice if I could know them all. Then I thought, “Could I enjoy this noisy class ?”.
Soon I passed, I began to try to identify some of the other students in the class. It was true, most of them comes from favourite and bonafide junior high school in my city, (what is the importance to took the lessons here for them ? They are all smart already right ? ha ha ​​never mind). Rest of them come from the mediocre the school. At the first time i joined the class, I was embarrassed to answer the questions posed by the mentor even though I knew the right answer. I just whispering and friends around me responded, "If you know the answer just say it, bro" said Fahmi. "He he, yeah bro" I replied. Meanwhile, I see the enthusiastic of the other students that are so great when answering the questions and ask about the presented material. They are not afraid that the answer given is correct or incorrect. Here I started to be triggered and thought, why just me being inactive ? I have to be as active as they are.
I started to feel enjoy with my new friends. I often to the mosque for prayers or snack with Fahmi, Yon and others at the break time. I also became acquainted with new friends such as Agam, Anjar, Husen, Andi, Aji and Bangkit or they used to call him Bayor. From then on, we used to hang out together after the lessons or gathered at Fahmi’s home after school. We often go to the lesson together and take our favourite seats in the class. We choose the most rear seat, behind the girls seat’s.
Here I began to feel lost my nature and tend to be outrageous. Because my friends is mischievous and likes a noisy time in the classroom, over time somehow I slowly turn into a cruel person and liked to make the classroom noisy. I instead of being the mastermind of our fad in pranking the girls sitting in front of us. For example, when the girls were the focused in listening to the presented material, they are not aware with their sandals or shoes. They take off their shoes as if they don't need it anymore. Arose the naughty idea to take one of their sandals and passed it to my other friends then hide it somewhere. And when the classes is ended, of course they will search the other one of the lost sandals. We always keep it quiet and pretending as if we do not to know about it. Sometimes, some of them is crying caused by our ignorance. The mentors and teachers were often to get angry when their lessons are interrupted by our mischievousness.
It made our friendship growing and increasingly tight. From then on, the girls would often come around with us. They are Tiara, Pipit, Ida, daughter, Linda and Iis. This togetherness lasted for 2 years from grade 2 to grade 3 junior. We often go to tourist spots around the city or just hanging out at our favorite place ROPITA toast.
Up to a point when we had to split up because we will continue to the high school by our own choice, then we will be more rare to meet and make do our habits that we used to do in the classroom. Then finally I realized now we've split up. Some of us is in Semarang, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Purwokerto, etc. We sometime all can not meet in a year. Inviting hangout was already not as easy as it first. All of us are busy in the affairs of each. But anyway, I think it's reasonable in a friendship. When we found a new friendship that possible to get more meeting and sharing for us, we will choose it than the old and far friendship. But I’m sure, it will come a time for us to yearn to get together remembering the past.
But I'm trying to take the positive side again, at least not to know them, I got a eliminate my little taciturnity and my fear of something new. In addition, of our friendship above also arise seeds of love among some of us but in the end love it too had run aground parted by the distance and the time. ha ha 

Senin, 11 April 2016

Movie Review

Bridge Of Spies

No more needs to doubt about Steven Spielberg. He has been defined through the summer blockbuster by Jaws, creating an iconic figure named Indiana Jones, touching images and emotions of all people through E.T., turn the dinosaurs into real life in Jurassic Park, winning two Oscars for the best director because of Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan. He had achieve his idealistic and commercial success. In his 69th, Spielberg is just doing what he wants, making a film with his taste and specialties. Therefore we should know what we should expects with Bridge of Spies that marks his fourth collaboration with Tom Hanks. Spielberg liked the real story of the past contain strong humanist element, and package them in dramatic way to embroil the emotions of spectators.

The film is based on a real incident, known as the "1960 U-2 Incident". The incident occurred on May 1, 1960 during the Cold War between the United States and the Uni Soviet. When the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft belonging to American piloted by Francis Gary Powers (Austin Stowell) was shot down in the middle of taking pictures over Soviet area. Powers was arrested and sentenced to prison on charges of spying. But the Bridge of Spies began his story before that, precisely when the FBI arresting Soviet spy Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance). For the sake of creating a fair trial, the US government asked James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks) to be a defender for Abel.

But in fact the process was just a formality and sheer falsehood. Judge ignores strong evidence that is capable of being the cornerstone surety. CIA tried to get Abel talks with Donovan, although legally it is confidential between the client and the lawyer. The US community began to see Donovan as traitors who sided with spies. It is desired by the major party is Abel got the judicial process on the paper according to the rules, but should be sentenced to death in any condition. It is interesting that the fact of this film is based on a true story happen over 40 years ago. The manuscript from Matt Charman and the Coen Brothers tell us the story how people nowadays liked to judge the book by it's cover.They liked to judge something without knowing the essence and viewing just in one point of view. The story has a strong braid applicable in the current environment. Because it is easy to bound and carried away our emotion by the conflict.

The story of two arrested of spies then started to connect when the Soviet offer an exchange. Soviet want to change Powers to Abel.  As a negotiator, Donovan was appointed in the exchange because the US government refused to get involved directly. At the near time, an American student named Frederic Pryor (Will Rogers) was arrested by the Stasi because the team caught crossing to East Germany through the Berlin Wall being built. Pryor was jailed on charges of spying. In the process, Donovan tried to negotiate so that the Soviets and East Germans were equally willing to make an exchange. It's not easy, because it means to be an exchange of 2-for-1 among the three countries.

As his 'favorite area', Spielberg was well-aware already about how to package these stories. The main weapon is the story of humanity, where Spielberg tried to show how precious of every human being equality it is. No matter spy or not, he should received same justice system. No matter useful for political and military purposes or not, each hostage has the same price. Everything is solid packed. Spielberg knows how to play dynamics trajectories. When it should be run slowly, when to provide an emotional climax, when the Donovan must be brave so as the main character able to take the audience. Here we could see the maturity of Steven Spielberg as the director of this film. So careful and in no hurry to show off his ambition to create a dramatic or suspenseful thriller film.

All aspects of this film is packed with good. It would not be surprising at the Oscars 2016, Bridge of Spies received several nominations such as Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Tom Hanks. Just like the movie itself, Hanks acting well. He's perfect figure Donovan turned a full ideals, noble, but also has a sense of humor. The plot is very well-organized. The setting is also attractive, it just like we are in the real situation at that time. The story completely show the people how to take an action after seeing a problem from many aspects clearly. The movie simply shows how everyone is has equality in law sides. I highly recommend you to watch this movie.

Here some scenes of Bridge of Spies :

Senin, 04 April 2016


- A Seed Story -

Last month Jhonny found a seed to grow
A best seed who come with the flow
Let the sun shine and the wind blow
Wait until the best part start to show

Jhonny keep it away from any annoyance
though only someone look at a glance
Till one day come a little shoot
Jhonny yelled thanks to the God
His patience will bear an awesome result

But how a pity Jhonny man
Best seed not come with a good tendence
The grown seed begin to betray
After all the wretched gain Jhonny feels to take care
She decide to say good bye

Jhonny don't know it will bring a lot of pain
The long way crumbled because of villain
But the life cant not be full of complain
Let the memory vanished by the rain
Let him to start it over again