Laskar Pelangi

26 09 2008

Niatnya nonton premier Laskar Pelangi (LP), 25 Sept di Surabaya Plaza, tapi apa daya, ga kebagian tiket. Terpaksa nonton keesokan harinya. Saya sudah cek bagian informasi penjualan tiket, katanya ticket box baru akan dibuka jam 11. Rencana mau nonton di Surabaya Plaza. Habisnya murah sih, cuma 10 rb!Buru-buru saya naik angkot bersama adik tercinta untuk menyaksikan LP. “ayo Ita, cepetan donk, tar telat!” omelku memburu waktu. Sampai di depan ticket box, ternyata tiket untuk hari itu sudah ludes. Fiuh, padahal nanti malam saya sudah harus mudik ke kampung halaman, Jember, dan  yang saya tahu, LP ga bakalan diputar di bioskop Jember. (sedihnya)

Apa pun yang terjadi saya harus nonton film LP! Langsung saya menelpon ke XXI Tunjungan Plaza, menanyakan apakah masih ada tiket yang tersisa. Syukur, masih ada yang tersisa. Sampai di Tunjungan, saya agak terkejut, saya lupa kalo ini hari Jumat! XXI 30rb, bukan 15rb. Ups, untung bawa uang lebih. Gpp, demi LP!

Sebelumnya, kira-kira 4-5 bulan yang lalu, saya sudah melahap habis Trilogi LP, dan sudah lama menantikan film ini. Entah ada kimia apa antara saya dan LP! Sampai-sampai setelah saya membaca LP saya langsung bercita-cita, suatu hari ingin mendirikan sekolah gratis bagi warga Jember yang kurang mampu. Semoga mimpi jadi kenyataan..

Di tengah perjalanan ke Tunjungan Ita bertanya, “Sebenernya film apaan sih ini Cie? film Hollywood aja ga dikejer kaya gini!” Pertanyan sederhana ini menggelitik saya. Apa sih istimewanya LP ketimbang film lain? Jujur saya memang bukan tipe orang yang rajin ke bioskop. Selama setahun mungkin bisa dihitung dengan jari, saya pernah nonton berapa kali.

Dengan tegas dan PD, padahal belum masuk ke bioskop saya menjawab pertanyaan Ita. Ita memang belum sempat membaca LP, tapi dua hari sebelumnya dia sudah membaca Edensor. Jadi saya sedikit menjelaskan isi cerita LP. LP menarik dan istimewa bagi saya karena:

1. LP punya “cerita” yang hidup,

2. Bercerita tentang perjuangan, pengorbanan, dan persaudaraan,

3. Menguak fakta tentang pendidikan Indonesia,

4. … (bisa diiisi dengan versi anda)





Becoming “Sexy”

20 06 2008

Nowadays, many of young people are not satisfied with their physical appearance. Cruel hair is straightened; dark skin is whitened and so on. Yes, getting a feel that she or he is imperfect, they try to change it to be ‘the perfect one’, though ‘the perfect one’ sometimes is not the best one.

          Then, what is the best one? How to manage our appearance in to an appropriate way?

          It’s easy! Just be your self. Do not ever treat yourself with others standard, such as beauty is pain, beauty is white, or beauty is slim, etc. Try to make a standard which is comfortable for you, and of course still follow the basic rules (e.g.: cleanness, smell good). It doesn’t matter if you can not go along with the latest trend of fashion. Though, if you want to follow the trend is not a crime. But, be clean and aromatic it a must.

          I, my self, am a kind of person that still believes on the power of inner beauty. In my opinion, building and maintaining our inner beauty are as important as taking care of our body. Think positively and attempt to behave mannerly will boast your inner beauty. More over, try to smile everyday for it makes you in good health and trust me you will feel younger.

          Joining a club of hobby or an organization will enhance your confidence too. By trusting your self you will no doubt about your appearance. From those activities, joining club and organization, you can enlarge your network that means you will have more new friends. Just remember, true friends don’t expect you to be fashionable. On the other hand, they will encourage you to be your self.

          Back to the inner beauty topic. Inner beauty is linked very closely with individual character. A good character, according to some expertise, is more precious than a good looking. Therefore it is essential for everyone who wants to be a charming people.

          However, having a good character is not instantaneousness; need a long process to achieve it. Considering this complicated conditions, everyone should makes an attempt to train itself in to a good manner since a good manner reflecting a good character.

          Last but not least, life is a choice and to choose. You may have a choice to follow the trend, or do not care about it. It is up to you for every human being has a free will. But then please keep in your mind that we are living in a society and we can not live alone. Consequently, we should make sure that our appearances have been appropriate or not, so it may not disturb others. Appropriate look does not mean just good look or good body but more importantly good character and good manner. Through this effort you can enjoy your life and find out how beautiful you are for you are a special creation, God has made and He loves you. So do not shame and take a pity of yourself, just be confidence and be your self. Let’s looked towards your mirror and say: “I am beautiful, no matter what they said!”