Selasa, 14 Agustus 2018


Memories Behind Guy

                We promised to meet at an art gallery. That was June 25th, 2016. It was two months after the heartbreak, then second months of dating. It’s Saturday afternoon. I arrived there at 16.27 PM.

                “Hey, what took you so long?” asked him.

                “Sorry to let you wait,” answered me.

                “It’s alright then. Let’s take a look around here!” said him.

                “Come on!” told me.

                We walk through the gallery hall. We then stared at a wooden sculpture. It’s really sculptured perfectly in imperfection.

                “What do you think about this sculpture?” asked him.

                “It’s great, but you’re the greatest made from heaven. This sculpture describes something alive, centennial thrown and surrealistic made,” answered me.

                He nodded his head. He said he’s not too interested in sculpture art. We continued looking around the gallery.

                “May I ask you something?” asked him, held my hand.

                “What question is it?” asked me back, smiled at him.

                “How long have you been in love with me, Khris?” asked him.

                “I’ve been in love with you since the very beginning. You asked why there isn’t anyone else in my life, and the reason … is you. –Practice Makes Perfect, Julie James-“ answered me.

                We then left. Outside the gallery’s door, I looked at my watch.

                “It’s now 17.28 PM. You might even think to do something else. You say you’re busy. You have your choices, Drew!” told me, with a little worry.

                “And I’d choose you; in hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you. –The Chaos of Stars, Kiersten White-“ responded him, hugged me.

                We hugged in front of the art gallery’s door. My cheeks were blushing when an old man passed us and entered the art gallery.

                “Let’s get out of here!” told me.

                “Yeah, sure! It seems we’re attracting anyone here,” responded him.

                We left the gallery. We arrived in a book store. We red The Passage of Love, Alex Miller and put it in a shopping basket with Marie Claire magazine. We paid them. We went out the book store then.

                “It’s so late night. Is it OK if we walk on by?” asked him.

                “Yeah, never mind!” told me.

                We, Khrisma and Andrew Adamski walked down the street holding hands. The weather was sunny in the morning, but it’s getting windy at night.

***

                Daylight came, we woke up passionately. Wake up calling. On the cellphone, he said “good morning at 4 AM. We talked a lot about love.

*****

Great Deal Guy

                What made things simply happened? We never knew it. Those seemed so small as two hearts met. We then met. We’re out of town. We’re lovers. We made Christmas Tree was still a little decorated after Christmas. Our wishes were listed on papers.

                “I have a question to myself that I’m afraid to ask,” said I.

                “What question is it?” ask him.

                I wrote some words on a sheet of heart shaped paper, then gave it to him.

                “Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches. –The Princess Bridge, William Goldman-“ red him.

                “I guess I have to change the question. Why could this be?” asked me then.

                “Do you want to know why?” asked him back. I nodded my head. He wrote to me. I took his paper.

                “I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you. –The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho-“ red me.

                “What’s next I wrote him? He started reading it merrily.

                “I love you forever. I’ll like you for always. As long as I’m living, my Baby … you’ll be. –Love You Forever, Robert Munsch-“ red him.

                “I couldn’t find the reason. I don’t know why, but I do,” told me.

                We held hands and hung the heart shaped papers on Christmas Tree’s twigs. Under a big spruce tree had still grown well as ever-Christmas Tree, we promised we never left to each other. I needed him.

                “Do you think it was beautiful?” asked him.

                “Yeah, uh-huh!” answered me, voiced “that wish ever”.

                “I like us doing this way. What a beautiful life!” told him.

                That was February 27th, 2016. We, Khrisma and Jacob Blunt missed Valentine’s Day, but we had a package of wishes. We chased the bus to go back in town. We then arrived in town, but we missed the bus home. We spent the night on the street. We walked down the lane merrily, sometimes held hands.

***

                I didn’t think that was too soon to ask him to go outside at 10 AM. We’re lovers. Was that a matter? We could have fun on the weekend. I let him choose where we spent our weekend. He parked his car that brought us there on the bridge pavement.

                “Why should we stop here, on the bridge?” asked me.

                “Look! It’s great to see the river view here,” answered him.

                “What bridges us, you and me? We live miles apart,” asked me again.

                “Love bridges the distance between us, Khris!” answered him again.

                “We’re now just twelve inches space. What is still bridging us?” asked me then.

                “I guess this is it,” answered him with a nice smile.

                We stood face to face and held hands.                    

                “What’s that? Is it that other “bridge”? What should we call it?” asked me again.

                “Hmm, let’s call it French Wish!” told him.

                I nodded my head. He smiled.

                “If this woman in front of you asked how you loved her, what would you say, Jake?” asked me.

                “I loved her against reason, against promise, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. –Great Expectation, Charles Dickens-“ told him.

                “This is the first time I come here,” told me.

                “Yeah, lucky you!” said him.

                We both liked reading books. That’s why we’re still together. He held my shoulder. People around looked at us and passed us by with smiles. I never got bored doing such things with him. We just enjoyed the moment when we’re together. We believed in our love.

*****

That’s A Bright Star

                I was busy with the picture of us, Khrisma and Brandon DuBois. He’s out of town. We just contacted to each other on the phone. My cellphone rang its message.

                “Hey, how are you? Is it bad to wait for this message?” asked him there in the message.

                “I’m fine. Yeah, I’m not going to lie to say it isn’t so. Two weeks is even too long,” replied me there.

                “Well, we’ll still be in touch here. Bye now,” wrote him there.

                “Sure. I’ll wait. Bye,” told me.

                I brought my cellphone to the back-yard. It was a bright night with stars. They looked beautiful. I got a message again from him.

                “Khris, I name a bright star. That’s Khris!” said him there.

                “Really? I’m in back-yard!” told me.

                “How’s that? Do you see it? The brightest one,” asked him there.

                “Yeah, it’s really beautiful, Bran!” answered me.

                We talked about the stars above. The night was getting darker.

                “I think it’s good to keep in touch with Gtalk. I’ll wait. See you!” told me then.

                “Yeah, lock the window! It seemed very windy. Bye!” replied him.

                I thought we might miss the days without each other, but that was still sweet moment to spend on Gtalk. We’re back to our own track. We’d always be happy lived the days by until we knew we’re not that into each other, but we still worked on it.  

I Just Wanna Dance

                We’re just busy about or works. James Valko and I, Khrisma spent a little time after works. We’re in a bazaar. It’s quite crowded here. We sat on a bench around there after bought a paper bag of pastries and two plastic glasses of coffee. It’s a little rainy.

                “Huh, it’s getting colder here,” told me.

                “It will rain. Let’s look around if there’s a shelter!” said him.

                We moved to the shelter near the market. His hand covered my head. We sat there and drank coffee.

                “There’s nobody around here. I have learnt waltz. Just three days course. I just wanna dance. Would you dance with me, Jamie?” asked me, put the paper bag, my plastic glass of coffee and his on the shelter’s seat.

                “Yeah, sure, Khris!” replied him, wide-opened his arms.
                We danced waltz. My head leaned on his chest. It’s not too cold anymore, even the rain’s getting harder. We’re in a sense of affection. The waltz beats won’t tell a lie. We let that fire burned, then melted in our holds.

Minggu, 29 Mei 2016

The “E” Part Was Found! How About Going to A Party?


I never heard those words of mouth before. Ones who finally found someone he liked a lot a long time before they met to each other, might be his perfect match. Sadly, I heard that someone who was found had to live her life with her match’s inner circle for that many given time, separated from her match. Who cares?    
            The “E” part was found. Yes, those echoes. Mickey Mouse even squeaked them louder. “Pick the one you love a lot when you really need him! OK, double it! Pick one of those two, the one you love a lot? Or the one you need that much?”
            No-huh! I didn’t want to pick any of them. I preferred to choose to be quiet. Looked around and went away. What to think more? How about going to a party?    
            I met a hearted American man. He’s cool that way without any smart phone in his palm of hands as I always saw around the office building. His hands are folded to each other. I was glad he didn’t realize about those echoes phenomenon.
            It’s 12.24 and I really needed to have lunch. It’s 36 degree of starving escalation. I moved around Kuningan. It’s great to have chili boiled noodles and classic coffee. I chased an empty seat. I sat on two-seat of one table.   
            Ha-ha! I saw that same hearted American man. He’s about 40 years old. He sat exactly at the front of a huge screen. We’re separated by ten tables. He watched that TV show seriously. He said something loudly to another expatriate beside him. It seemed they had known each other. They might be friends. Wow, again I met researchers!
            “It’s a great day to watch TV show. I’m idle today,” told him.
            “Yeah, World Cup is always a trending topic. Let’s enjoy it!” replied his friend.
            “Please welcome Germany! I think I’m going to miss it. I must eat these faster.” I whispered and told my support to Germany football team.
            Yup, they didn’t listened what I said. I didn’t bring those echoes. Thank God! I really wanted to check if I could listen to what they whispered, but I didn’t have much time.    
            Those volatile, unpredictable and complex variable matters of work-life balance made us believe that everything has changed. He looked pretty cool, not really a workaholic. Me myself, I wasn’t really sure if I could be a workaholic doing my job as an insurance marketer. Should we be workaholics when it’s all been said and done? We just had never felt satisfy and it’s enough.    
            Your ex-clients might be a workaholic because they fear losing their job; because they desperately need a distraction from their personal life; or because they’re running away from family complications. Never ask the reason, as it’s none of your business—but do offer an ear to your partners at work. Tell them that if they need someone to talk to, you’d be happy to listen.
            I just guessed what I wanted to do. The time bomb of lunch time limit clicked its tic-tac needles. I’d got to go. Until we meet again, hearted American man!    

Super Bowl Was Not Only A Show, I Felt Its Depth


I thought it’s not just usual Thursday. The sky was very bright. I walked down the bus shelter and turned. I stared outside the window. The bus brought me to Sumantri Brojonegoro, Kuningan. I was stranded in a coffee shop. I met the barista that greeted me politely.
            “What would you like to have? Would you like some coffee?” asked the barista.
            I looked up the menu, listed on the wall. I needed a little time to think about it. Yeah, I picked one or two of them.   
            “Yes, Black Coffee Americano and Spring Roll, please!” replied me.
            “Yeah, please wait a moment! Thank you!” told him.
            “You’re welcome! Sure, I’ll sit around there.” I responded him, with my finger pointed the two-seat table.
            I sat quietly. Not for longer time, the waiter brought my Black Coffee Americano and Spring Roll. It’s a nice place to escape, hide and stay. It’s windy. I could see the traffic view.
            I wished I was hungry to have a super bowl menu. I tried to write ideas. It’s getting difficult. Yeah, super bowl was not only a show. I felt its depth. My head’s a little spinning around. Thinking out of box was versed, getting it inside.   
            Why was it so hard for people to see the box as a potential solution, rather than simply a container that held the thumbtacks? The fact is, this limitation is cross-cultural and is not necessarily an indicator of a lack of creativity (a lot of subjects came up with very creative solutions, they just didn’t leverage the box). Functional fixedness reflects our brain’s attempt to understand the purpose of the resources around us through categorization.
            I was a child in 80-ies. There wasn’t any game play that made me believe about fortune against fear. When Jumping Jacks got its head out of box, it’s surprising me. Our local culture said it’s a little rude toy. But, look! Thinking out of box made local culture crossed its antiquity to creativity. We just had to wait for feedback and get “our head substances” inside after all things needed its serenity. 

A Very True Friend


What did I say? Was that really the right start? How would I know it? I caught up my face screwed with all the wiped sad-mad matters. I just remembered about the things I chatted with my very true friend, then covered it with “pro-contra damage words”.
            It used to be just the two of us. Me and Aryo, my classmate when we’re university students. We’re in our campus parking lot. It’s getting crowded there.
            “It couldn’t be that way. It means you also want it to be replied. It takes two to tango,” said Aryo.
            “How come? That could be just a bias,” I tried to neglect him.
            “What bias? Everyone agree that way.” He told me.
            Then, Fretz came. He came alone and it’s not usual. We laughed. There’d be a great day with him around us. It’s more cheerful. He laid his hand on Aryo’s shoulder.
            “Hey, what’s on?” asked Fretz.
            “Nothing happened,” replied Aryo.
            “You tell a lie! Just now, you both looked wonder to each other, talked, then laughed,” said Fretz.
            “Yeah, we’re talking to each other that way,” responded me.
            “We’re talking about what occurs around here,” added Aryo.
            “Yeah, it’s about different substances made long polemics and they could be bad precedence in our society,” explained me.
            “Huh-uh, what do you mean?” asked Fretz without letting us answer it.
            The three of us laughed. Prama and Victor lately came. I thought everyone just searched for the figure of someone they admired that much, then they’re “back to the ground” where they stepped to lay their cares to the one they’re finally with. I could walk alone, then got together with someone new at work and social life, or got along with old friends in reunion party.    
            I didn’t know. No body’s telling me about this. The next steps of what I’d done were just playing with their puzzled words that I’d ever said before I met that man. Yeah, whatever! I could encounter then.
I didn’t agree that way, nor neglect it. That strong willingness make me keep believing. Well, let’s hope so!