Jam Weker

“Kriiingggg…” bunyi yang terdengar sayup-sayup menyibak kabut alam mimpiku terdengar.Karena tak kunjung ditangggapi,jam weker itu mulai kesal,nada suaranya meninggi,”KRiiiIIInGG!!”

Bantal bermotif bungaku kuatekapkan pada kedua sisi telingaku guna menangkal bunyi sial yang mengganggu itu.Di sekolah dasar dulu aku diajarkan bahwa benda yang berpori seperti kain atau busa spons bisa menyerap bunyi.Untuk beberapa detik pertama,hal itu mujarab dan bisa dibuktikan,bunyi nyaring itu teredam bantal gemukku.
Sekali ini rupanya jam wekerku suda marah besar,dia berteriak keras-keras,membangunkanku,”KRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!%**#%$!#$!”
Tanganku kujulurkan sepanjang mungkin untuk menggapai benda pemarah itu,kutekan tombol offnya lalu kulemparkan bantalku ke lantai.’asasdfghjjnm…’pikirku mengumpat-umpat.Seberkas cahaya matahari kuning pucat menerobos jendela kamarku.Aku masih terduduk di atas tempat tidurku,memandangi bayangan diriku sendiri yang terpantul pada cermin di lemari berpintu ganda yang kokoh,di hadapanku.Bayangan yang terlihat buram.Sebagian karena cahaya matahari yang menghalangi,sebagian lagi karena efek cacat mata astigmatisme 1 dan miopia 2 yang kuderita.Aku belum memakai kacamata saat baru bangun tidur.Kulirik benda biang onar itu,yang sedang duduk tegak di atas sebuah meja kayu kecil berukir di samping tempat tidurku.Sekarang masih pukul setengah tujuh.Kuliahku baru dimulai pukul sepuluh nanti.Sebagai anak kos,aku memang tak punya orang tua atau asisten atau apalah namanya untuk membangunkanku di pagi hari,jadi jujur saja kuakui bahwa jam weker ku itu telah besar jasanya dalam hal membuatku selalu kuliah tepat waktu tiap paginya.Dengan hati-hati,kujurkan tangank,menggapai jam weker kecil itu.Kuamati dia.Ukurannya kira-kira 20 cm,berbentuk susunan tiga ekor rusa cokelat muda yang sedang merumput.Kayu apelnya berbau wangi saat kudekatkan ke hidungku.Seberkas ingatan merayu kalbuku.Jam ini kudapatkan dari Armadio,teman kuliahku,yang dulu pernah kubenci setengah mati.Dia selalu meledek keterlambatanku datang tiap mata kuliah sejarah.”Wah,wah ini dia gadis telatan di mata kuliah sejarah yang patut dicatat dalam sejarah bangsa kita.”begitu selalu ledekannya tiap aku duduk di bangku paling depan,satu-satunya yang tersisa apabila kau datang terlambat dalam mata kuliah sejarah dengan napas ngos-ngosan.Entah apa sebabnya Armadillo selalu duduk di belakangku.Aku tak pernah peduli padanya sampai suatu malam aku secara tidak sengaja bertemu dengannya di sebuah kafe kecil di belakang Lamarto.Saat itu dia tanpa sengaja atau mungkin juga sengaja,menumpahkan secangkir esspresso raviolinya di rambutku.Sebagai ungkapan maafnya,dia menawarkan untuk memberiku hadiah.Aku mau-mau saja tak ingin dirugikan oleh keteledorannya.Yah lalu namanya juga orang usil,aku malah dihadiahi jam weker ini.Hmm walaupun kesal tapi jam ini toh masih kupakai juga sampai sekarang.Kenapa ya?Karena jam itu memang berguna.

Satu lagi hal yang harus kau tahu..

Sejak jam weker ini berdering setiap pagi di dalam kamar kos-kosan ku yang lumayan mewah ini,hubungan istimewa kami mulai terjalin.Kebersamaan kami berdetik bersama dengan jam weker kecil ini.

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A Journey to Remember

“Students we are going to have holidays for a week next week bacause the nine grade students will do the national exams.”that was the most fantastic sentences I have ever heard from Ms Margareth,my homeroom teacher.The class began to cheering happily.”Where are you going to go?”asked a friend of mine who callled Tumo.”I don’t know.”said I honestly.On the way home I didn’t stop think about what will I do during my super fun holidays next week.While I was thinking of these stuffs,suddenly my elder sister ruined my imagination.”Halooa?!Do you hear me ?”said she.”What?”My sister seem would be broken into pieces.”I said that Mum asked us to go visit Daddy out of town.”she said again .Reluctantly I replied happily,”Yippiiiiee!When?When?When?”-“NOW!”my sister made me shocked by her raised voice.I was surprised,of course.First because I hadn’t packed my suitcase,and second it was Friday.We ussualy visit Daddy on Sunday,but I was happy though.”Why should that fast?It’s Friday today,you remember?”asked I.My sister face became pale.She whispered,”Cause Mum is worrying about Dad.He have not answered the phones,voice messages,e-mail,or even short messages since last Monday.”The whisper tickled my ear.It was not strange I think.Dad ussualy not answer phones when he is still busy.I said nothing.I started to paint my nails with bottle of pink Hard Candy.I fell asleep not long after my thumb’s nail got dry.***

When I opened my eyes,I saw pine tree,pine tree,and pine trees everywhere.A dor of red sunset sank between the greyish cumulus clouds.”Layla,where are we?”asked I.My sister sat on the back of the steer with a really frustation face.I knew she always looks miserable but not as miserable as that time.She was panic,pale,a bit afraid I guessed.”Layla?”My sister drank a little water.”layla?”She still did not want to answer me.”LAYLA?!!!What happened?You should tell me or..”I scream.”Or what?”Hah,finally she answered.”Well I am not pretty sure what has happened.I am telling you that I forget the way to Dad’s house.I asked several people around Armado,I follow the way they had told to me.But I noticed that I was in the wrong path.The path is absolutely different from the one we usually use.Then the trees became closer one another,closer,closer,and here we are.I stared at her.”I think I know what happened.We are LOST in the pine woods,silly.”
We went through the woods,deeper,deeper,and deeper.The trees all looked the same.The stones,the bushes also seemed similar one another.We had been rotated inside the pine woods for hours when suddenly we heard a very loud bang from the other side of the woods.I went out of the car and climbed up a tree.From the top of that very high and huge tree,I could see better and clearly through the woods.I saw a small wooden house,quite far from the tree I was up climbing.A man with dark brown hair was outside the wooden house,was doing something that looks lie a biologycal experiment.Suddenly I realized that he was my father!I was very surprised so that I almost fall down.”Hey?What do you see from that place?”my Sister spoke loudly.”There is father there!”said I.
We rushed into the woods,until we were in front of the wooden house.My father nodded from his box he was working with and saw us with a very inexplicable expression.”Daddy!What are you doing here?Mum is very panic..!!!”cried us.”The right question is what are you both doing here?!”my Dad scream too.We told our unexpected journey to him then he also told us what really happened.My father decided to work inside the woods to do his experiment with bees,so that he couldn’t receive any phones or messages.
It is one of the most unforgettable journeys in my life.I always smile if I remember this story. : )

Emphaty-Sees the world with others’ eyes

I was sitting on my chair when my homeroom teacher asked me to clean up the white board.I stood and walk along the aisle between the chairs and desks unwillingly.I erased the math problems on the right white board,then the english vocabularies on the left white board,umm I should have told you before that every classroom in my school has four white board.One in the right,one in the left,and two others in the middle,they can be scroll up and down.I finished my duty.I went back to my seat.”Okay,now each student must find a partner to discuss about emphaty.”order my teacher with a heavy and frightening voice.Aihh,this is the thing I hate,looking for partners to discuss about anythings.I ussually can’t found a really suitable partner for having a discussion.I looked around the class.Vania,Virginia,Verren,Lexie,Claudia,Charina,Shabrina,Novita,Cherrly,
Sherrel,Gaia,Dave,Blue,Robi,argghhhh why they????It’s not mean that I hate my classmates,NO!I love them,but only in some specific things,and note this:I’m not suitable with them in discussion.I am different from they all.I think they just teenagers who only want to have fun,laughs,flirts,no serious thoughts or opinions.It needed an extra immense exortions to find a partner for me.”Hey,I want to be your partner,can I?”Gaia shouted from her seat to me.No,pelase no,please God,not Gaia.”Ahaha,Come on Gaia,set your table for the discussion session with Camilla.So Camilla,do you want to have a discussion session with Gaia?”asked my teacer.This is my weakness,I never says ‘No’ in situation like this cause I can’t think about the reason if my teacher ask’Why?’I answered yes then I went to Gaia table.Gaia is the prettiest lady in my class.Her hair is dark grey,wavy,shinny,and long.Her eyes are round and browny spotted,seems like two jewels in a paper white skin.Gaia is a simple minded girl behind her exotic beauty appearence.She always says,”I just wanna have fun” I’m telling you,her ideology is the opposite of mine.My principt is “Hard work leads you to success.”I am a diciplint and stubborn girl.I never says ‘No’ or ‘I cannot ‘,I always says,’I will try it’.I read about politics,environment,justice,economics,human rights,and many other heavy issues about our country.On the other hand,Gaia reads about K Pop,Lady Gaga,Katy Perry,celebrities gossip,Vogue,Elle,and many unimportant stuffs like that.We are different at all.My teacher gave each group a piece of carton with a big 9 number on it.I and Gaia wa sitting face to face,so I sat across her.”What number is it?”asked my teacher.”NINE!”said I and some other students.”No!It’s a SIX!!!!”protest the other students,included Gaia.”It’s nine from here!”I said stubbornly to Gaia.”It’s six here!!”screamed Gaia.Claudia and Shabrina also quarelled about this.The boys also did the same thing.”Be quite students!”shouted my teacher,broke the commotion.”What is the right answer?Nine or six?”The class began to uproar again.”Six!”-“Nine!”-“Nine”-SIX!-NINE!!! like that.My techer knocked a table.”Attention please.The answer is both are right,nine and six.”What?”said I.”Yes.Six and nine both are right.The different is depend on your point of view.You all always think on your own point of view,ignore the others’ point of view.Remember we are unique,we are not the same but we should unite.We should try to see with other people point of view,we should understand their feelings by placed ourselves in their position,now try to exchange your position with your partner.” explain my teacher.We did.I did and I saw the ‘6’,thet Gaia seen before.Everybody got silent.”That’s called emphaty,try to watch the world with your fellows’eyes.”My teacher ended the discussion session and we all studied one little important thing that day;Sees the world with the others’ eyes.