tama harus pulang

31 Agustus, 2007

pas liburan sekolah kemarin, banyak anak-anak komplek usia SD yang main ke rumah. Radya senang sekali bermain dengan mereka. ada yang bermain kuda-kudaan, ada yang bermain ular tangga, ada yang menonton VCD anak-anak, ada juga yang main game skrebel di komputer. Rumah Radya jadi rame oleh tawa dan canda kanak-kanak. Radya pun tak sungkan bermain walaupun anak-anak itu usianya jauh lebih tua daripada Radya.

ada salah satu yang bernama Tama, masih jadi anak tunggal bagi ayah dan bundanya. Tama sangat disayangi ayahnya, ia senang jika tidur di pelukan ayahnya. Tama, begitu pula anak-anak lain, senang bermain. Namun begitu, ia tetap sopan kepada yang lebih tua, sayang kepada yang lebih muda seperti Radya. memang Tama tidak sering main ke rumah Radya sebagaimana Fikri, April, Gien dan Randy. Tetapi Tama selalu diterima Radya dengan senang jika main bersama.

sore itu Tama main bersama anak-anak lain di kebun. Di kebun ada gorong-gorong yang tidak terpasang dalam posisi rebah, anak-anak menyebutnya “terowongan”. Kadang-kadang, “terowongan” itu jadi tempat sembunyi bagi mereka yang bermain petak umpet. Tetapi sore itu, anak-anak bermain dorong-dorongan “terowongan”. Tama berada di dalam lubangnya. “terowongan” itu saling beradu kemudian pecahlah berkeping-keping. Tama tertimpa kepingan gorong-gorong itu sehingga harus dilarikan ke rumah sakit dan mendapat beberapa jahitan di kepalanya. dada kirinya memar, pipi kanannya pun lebam.

Tama tidak dapat bertahan dalam perjalanan ke rumah sakit, ia harus pulang segera karena sudah dijemput malaikat. Kepulangan Tama yang mendadak jelas membuat ayah-bundanya terkejut dan terpukul hatinya. Ayahnya meratapi Tama dan bundanya terlihat lebih tegar, tetapi keduanya bisa lebih tenang setelah dihibur hatinya. Malam itu, baba membantu penyelenggaraan jenazah tama bersama beberapa para tetangga. Pemakaman Tama baru dapat dilaksanakan pada pagi harinya, baba ikut menyalatkan dan membopong jenazah tama ke dalam keranda.

Sesungguhnya hak Allah adalah memberi sesuatu dan mengambilnya. Maka wajib bagi orang-orang beriman mencari pahala dari kesabaran atas apa yang sudah diambil oleh Allah. Mudah-mudahan Tama tidak disiksa dalam kubur karena ia masih kanak-kanak yang baru belajar shalat dan mengaji, semoga juga Tama ditempatkan oleh Allah di tempat yang lebih baik daripada tempatnya di dunia.

Dorset, Enid Blyton’s country

24 Agustus, 2007

Do you know that Enid Blyton’s stories are based on real life from her experience when visit Dorset? Famous Five Have Plenty of Fun tells about Faynight Castle in Kirrin Island. Faynight Castle, a ruined castle because of war, is based on Corfe Castle. Andi felt the famous five experience when taking steam train travel from Swanage to Corfe Castle yesterday. Andi also bought some Enid Blyton’s book in Ginger Pop Store, while he had read the indonesian translation in his early age, for gift.

Swanage has beautiful sites to be visit, it’s white sand beach, and many seagulls you can find more than in Bournemouth. It’s Old Hary Rocks in the edge of it’s Jurassic Coast is a natural monument. Also the Corfe Castle Village, which has a nice ruined mysterious castle. Didn’t find any mosque in swanage, andi took his prayer in the garden near station.

Going back to Bournemouth just as simple as go to Swanage. A return trip ticket of Dorset Belles from Dorsetcruise bring you v.v. Bournemouth Pier – Swanage Pier.


get in travel in london

24 Agustus, 2007

going anywhere in london is easy, that’s what the underground offer you. by a travelcard, you dont have to buy ticket everytime you take the tube train or bus. you can take Day Travelcard, 3 Days Travelcard, 1 Week Travelcard, or Oyster Travelcard for you who stay in London. But the fares will be different for each zone. But still, it makes easy to getting around london.

Mas Asep had took andi to Temple station and show him some interesting places to visit. then Andi went to Westminster sta to get closer to Bigben Clock and Parliament Building. Andi could also saw the wheel from Westminster Bridge.

For taking his Asr prayer, Andi went to London Central Mosque which is near Regent’s Park. He also had his dinner in the restaurant under the mosque. Then Andi went back to Baker Street Station by bus. Andi back to Willesden Green and had his Magrib prayer in Central Mosque of Brent, a Pakistani’s mosque.

Andi likes to go to the mosque. Anywhere he goes, he always try to find mosque nearby.


reporting for bbc london :)

24 Agustus, 2007

this morning, andi woke up late. yesterday was a busy day and so tired. went to Indonesian embassy for a sign in report by tube jubilee train from willesden green to bond street. andi purchased a 3 day Travelcard for his convenient travel around london zone 1 & 2 for only £16. cheaper than he buy ticket for every train.

at the embassy meet wahyu, an indonesian who work as a house helper. he has a thai wife, they met and married in london. but his wife now works in germany. many stories from him while had lunch in embassy’s canteen. but we have short of time because today is friday. andi went with some embassy worker to egypt embassy which held jumaa prayer. because of late coming, andi with some people who also late, should waiting outside the room, and conduct the prayer outside.

after prayer, andi went to bbc indonesia by tube central train stop at holborn station, to meet mas asep setiawan. and this report was written from bbc, by mas asep account. thanks mas.


day out bournemouth

23 Agustus, 2007

this morning jogged along the sandbanks to pier to garden of the town center. andi checked out for his last day in bournemouth. but he planned to take some tour to swanage by cruise and corfe castle by steam train and feel Enid Blyton’s experience. in the afternoon will be back to hotel to take his luggage and be picked up in hotel then run the wheels to london. wisma merdeka, where andi stay in london. andi will report his day out tour later.

whole day work

23 Agustus, 2007

Morning walk to the beach along the sandbanks to bournemouth pier. watch the seagulls for their breakfast. and picked up at 9 straight to the factory. what awhole day work, witness for hydrostatic test of heat exchanger for North Belut Project, Natuna.

Taken after hour to Pak Hari’s house on St Anthony road. Talk many things until isya, and he and his wife drive me to the hotel.

long night flight

21 Agustus, 2007

continuing andi’s previous post he catch up the gate just before closing. only 40 minutes in changi you can’t do many thing. even can’t andi use the invitation of silver kriss lounge. the flight took about 15 hours from singapore to london heathrow. was a very long night flight.

andi arrived at heathrow early in the morning, so the terminal was not so busy. on the exit gate andi was picked up by taxi straight to bournemouth. after clean up, andi take a walk around the town centre.

meet an indonesian lady named ibu Haryati, she is the wife of an indonesian employee who works for BP. she took andi walk around the city, to the sandbank of bournemouth, and walk on pedestrian on commercial road. andi remember malioboro in jogja. walk on the garden.

andi also came to bournemouth islamic centre and central mosque located on st stephens road. not far from commercial road. after all day, andi wishes to have a pleasant rest tonight.


radya and his oto

21 Agustus, 2007

since radya watch motogp session, he likes very much of motorbike and something that run fast. he was before very fond of aeroplane so that his father bought aeroplane toys everytime travelled by plane. at the time he watch motogp and F1 session, he called those automachines by “oto”.

eventhough we differ between automobile and motorbike, he always called them the same “oto”. because of this, our neighborhood called radya by “oto”. on his birthday, his uncle bought a three wheels bike for him, and radya also called it by “oto”. nowadays, he always play with his “oto”. sometimes, whenever his father came home from work, he ask to be placed on the ride of his father’s motorbike which also called “oto”.

track me at changi

20 Agustus, 2007

just only have 60 minutes transit in changi airport. andi ran to prayer room to take isya’ then hunt the internet access near F transfer. just to trace…


one step to london

20 Agustus, 2007

this morning andi still took care of Radya who pip and pup in his pant. then looked for rooster in every building material shop. could took a nap before went to the airport.

this evening was posting a journal in the lounge. this is andi’s first time going to london. it would be a nice journey, hopefully. the aircraft will flying andi from cengkareng to singapore, then to heathrow tonight. aah, what an 18 hours long flight.


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