Saturday, May 30, 2009


Be glad and thank God, one of my relative, Kak Lusi, has gave birth to her first son, named Dudey Hattus Siregar last Thursday. FYI, Dudey means Dua Delapan May-as his date of birth. So, I went to RSB Asih, Panglima Polim, to greet her, with Arlene this morning. First, i have to threaten him before i went there, so he won't disturb me and i could have a great family time there. We arrived at about 9.30 a.m. Fortunately, just both of Kak Lusi and Bang Marko there. We also had their first photo session-kinda want it someday hehe. I like RSB Asih, it was so comfortable, no wonder may artists went there to giving birth of their children. Have a long chit chat there, then had lunch with Bang Marko's parents while waiting for Opung Saragih-Purba (Kak Lusi's parents) plus the most annoying man, Bang Ferdy to come.

Nayy, Bang Ferdy joined our lunch, and ohh, they teased me there! Poor me, huh? Even Arlene laughed at me. Could you mind to make it better, bang? All they asked was you. Huff. Well, anyway, before i and Arlene went home, we had a little celebration for Opung. Today is her 61th birthday. Happy birthday, Pung. God bless you always. Mom was so thrilled when i told her the whole story after i got home. I had a great day and think that i have great week overall. Wow, thank you so much, God. Now, i have to study. I'll face my final exams next week. Then, facing holiday afterward. That'll be so lovely for me :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

today was great

Today was really a great day. I woke up with a happy feeling, well, i have a very important task to do today, and my feeling just went right, it really did. My brother also greet-ed me just wanna say that he won IDR400000 for Barca's winnings on Champion League this morning. Great bro, he even changed his status on facebook for every several minutes just wanna proclaimed he got that "uang haram". Well, Sin, if you really thought that it was "uang haram" you won't be that happy, but, i really wanted him to share some, unfortunately, he's gonna exchange it to be a gift for his next-to-be-girlfriend. Huhuhu, poor me ya? =p

I also did football pools like my brother. I did it with him and went with MU. Unlucky me, he won! Still unlucky me, my CR7 played so bad on that match, as they told me, cause i didn't watch it. So, i have to do what he want me to. Mmm, it was an easy thing to do actually, but not for me. It was quite difficult indeed. I won't reveal here, but, i'll do that these days, cause i've promised him. He was so happy to find me embarrassed and looked so goffy while i have to do his wish, especially on taxi to have lunch and watch Night At The Museum 2. Huhuhu, poor me ya? =p

Then, i made a great movement on my renew passport task. I have paid that, took picture of myself, and did a really short interview. A Batakness guy who interviewed me helped me a lot, it made me wonder that sometimes i have to thank my surename. Many Batakness people around me, i couldn't notice them all, but, in this thing, i really felt that no matter what, Batakness people will always try to help his "brothers and sisters". I remembered his name was Ronny, well thanks bang Ronny. Now, i just have to take my passport on June 8, isn't it a really good news?? I am so happy, so does many people surround me :)

After finished all passport stuff, me and Stallone moved to Museum Bank Indonesia (MBI). It's free, guys, so why don't you come and enjoy it. We had fun there, he took my pictures there before i can sort it, cause i plan to send one to someone. I had resized it before start posting this post. Mm, i just wanna have fun with it, i'll tell you later where and why i sent it. Two most exciting areas there was old money collections and grab coins to find its details-try yourself, i am not sure about the name hehe. We took just half hour there before went to Mall Taman Anggrek to have Pizza Hut as our lunch, had also some window shopping ( i have crush on VnC shoes hihihi) and the last but not least, watched Night at The Museum 2 with Desipus and Arlene. I loved that movie, it was so funny and educated one. I even know that Napoleon Bonaparte has a short body hahaha. We separated with Stallone, then went to CitraLand to had dinner (thanks God it was Hoka-Hoka Bento) and shared today's stories, goods and bads.

Now, here i am on my working station posting this post. Would you mind to take a look on my photos today? Wishing a lot that tomorrow will be greater than today. Amen!

old city, Batavia

on the parking area

the museum's entrance

Bank Indonesia's metamorphs

grab and hold your own coins to find its details

the most worthed coin ever!

starring myself as R.A.Kartini =p

before left the museum

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

missing chewy

big babooooolllll

I woke up today with a happy feeling cause i have no Bapres class today, so i just have to attend POD class on 1 p.m. What a free and happy day. And still, lucky me, i have no POD class, but have arrived safely in campus, then i go up to library to met Inggrid and Lin. While met them, i chewed my strawberry big babol. It's been 3 years for me not chew any chewing gum. I missed it a lot. It made me recall my younger days when i was in High School, chewed and chewed this gum almost everyday, especially on church.

first picture was candid by Ing

second picture : look at my chest, something looked so obvious there, thus i edited it, look like i
tipe-ex it, ya? hahahaha

they even fought for my gum, hahaha, sorry girls :p

happy go chewy!

Yayy! My cotton ink has arrived. Siska helped a lot to choose the right style for me using this shawl. Now, i am using it while wrote this post and also on phone with him. I loved today. I missed my brothers so much, they both are my goddamn happiness this day, serious. And for you, i do care for you, and always do (hope you read it). Cheers! :)

p.s : wishing so much for MU to win. So, i will win him, hohoho :p

Monday, May 25, 2009

little correction for my beloved daddy

My day was full. I have 2 classes and also have to print our (me and Ing) final assignment for PIO II first. Thanks God, it finished now. But i felt something missing for today, i got no call from him. Hmm, i have no idea, whats going on us, one thing for sure, he made me built one new perspective on him. I won't judge, cause i won't be judged too, but if you felt judged by me, i am sorry, i really didn't mean it.

At least, i am glad today. Post has come from Manado, contain of my special letter to accomplish my passport requirement. But, something interested me, my daddy's writing. Read it carefully guys, i've made a red circle on it. My daddy wrote there TOMANANG! For almost 2 years, he didn't know exactly where his only daughter live? I felt sad yet funny at the same time, seriously, my daddy was funny in his way, and i loved it.

the post package

see the red circle!

So, i texted him and mom, to tell that i've recieved the post, plus told them, that i lived in TOMANG. Guess what, my mom also sent me food last morning -as i requested her at Saturday- and also wrote Tomang in my address! hahaha. Mah, Pah, kok bisa salah gitu sih?
Well, now they knew that i lived in Tomang. It won't be unsent actually, because they wrote the correct street and number, even the postcode. Thanks anyway mamah and papah for sent me that post, i'm gonna prove a very good news for us in Thursday, i promised you. Love you much!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

finally after (almost) 2 years

This morning i went to campus to transfer money for my Cotton Ink, looking forward to hold it as soon as possible actually *blink blink* After that, me and Desi went to Siloam Hospital Kebon Jeruk to visit my aunt, who'd hospitalized since yesterday and also take my uncle's Kartu Keluarga-i belong to his family in Jakarta, which is one of the requirement needed to renew my passport.

Finally got it, we moved to Citraland to have lunch in Chowking because Desi was craving for their drink, i am not sure it is Naicha, Nacha, something like that, i liked it also. Then, i called my mom, asked her newest info and my friends'. Finished it, we decided to go to ITC Mangga Dua to add my laptop memory to be 2 GB. After that, we have shopping spree until 5.30p.m. I got cute stuff, i can't tell about it here, it was a bit embarassed me *blushing*. Then we went home by Express Taxi and we loved the driver. We really did. He played old songs on our way home, was so warm and educated man. He also challenged us to guess the singer, and if we could, he'll pay our argo. But, we failed on our 3 chances. We just answered the song writer, it was Pance Pondaag, but we couldn't answered Trio Ambisi as the singers . Poor us, have to pay IDR 45.000 as an argo hehehe.

One special moment today when Desi took my pictures on UNTAR. It was my first time to take pictures on the prasasti in front of my campus. This morning campus was quiet enough for me to be narciss-ed. Look my pictures below.

Tarumanagara Prasasti

Overall i was happy today, but missing my mom so much, and also her delicious food, mmm, i'll have it next week, mom had promised me to send Ayam Rica-rica, it'll be my seventh heaven sooner. Bunda, miss youuuu :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

girls' secrets

butterfly effect - things that make girls be the happiest girls in the world

When a GIRL is quiet … millions of things are running in her mind.

When a GIRL is not arguing … she is thinking deeply.

When a GIRL looks at u with eyes full of questions … she is wondering how long you will be around.

When a GIRL answers ” I’m fine ” after a few seconds … she is not at all fine.

When a GIRL stares at you … she is wondering why you are lying.

When a GIRL lays on your chest … she is wishing for you to be hers forever.

When a GIRL wants to see you everyday… she wants to be pampered.

When a GIRL says ” I love you ” … she means it.

When a GIRL says ” I miss you ” … no one in this world can miss you more than that.

Life only comes around once make sure u spend it with the right person ….

Find a guy … who calls you beautiful instead of hot.

who calls you back when you hang up on him.

who will stay awake just to watch you sleep.

Wait for the guy who … kisses your forehead.

Who wants to show you off to the world when you are in your sweats.

Who holds your hand in front of his friends.

Who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares about you and how lucky he is to have you.

Who turns to his friends and says, "That’s her!!"

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Closed Case : Mozilla Firefox

Haha, i don't know how to explain what i'm gonna say with this post, but, one thing for sure, i had problem with MF, but had solved it well with Cliff. I couldn't browse for 2 days, and it was troubled me a lot, especially when i have to prepare myself with POD presentation. I even couldn't open my daily site, like facebook, send an email by yahoo, and see my blog background. The only site for my days was Twitter-I love it so much afterward, serious! hahaha.

But, thanks Cliff, who helped this afternoon. Now, i can browse again, still with Mozilla Firefox, because i still dislike using Internet Explorer, dislike the full toolbar. I am so happy now. Cliff also gave me 3 seasons of Friends too, so i can watch it in further time. Hip Hip Hooray :D Thanks for today, Cliff and Inggrid.

Another things today :
- he gave his photo with his daddy and ask me to compare their "asset" hehehe
- i have a great presentation today with my group, but felt so sorry for her- no need to blame anyone, i am the one who can't restrain myself not to laughed at her, sorry ya..
- my mom keep reminding me to finish that stuff, huff, i am trying my best, bunda :)
- had a great gripes now, arrggghhh ><

Monday, May 18, 2009

angels and demons

I watched The DaVinci Code-Angels and Demons with Stallone today. We had planned it before, so lucky us, to have nice seats, and perfect time to watch that movie. One of our beloved friend, Marlon was the one, who always insisted us, not to watch that movie. But, I wathced the old one, The DaVinci Code, also starring Tom Hanks, and i think this one is greater.

I can't explain about the whole stories, all i know, and i believed that Our GOD, was-is-always be the Holy One, and DaVinci Code is just a movie, mixed spiritual and science. So, just try yourself to enjoy it, without think that hard to understand. We need both spiritual and science in life. If you can, take both, but don't mixed it. And Angels and Demons will be a good movie to watch, but once again, enjoy the movie, no need to complain it.

One quote from an email, forwarded by a friend :
He keeps me functioning each and every day. Without Him, I will be nothing. But, with Christ, He strengthens me. (Phil 4:13)
Thanks for Your unconditional love, Lord :)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

my hundred QA

It is weekend, and the only thing i can do is making homework.. Uhh, i hate it, but i gotta do it as fast as i can, because i'll face the deadline on Monday. But, before that, i have answered hundred questions below, so, enjoy mine x)

1. Last beverage? mineral water
2. Last phone call? supposed to be my mom, but i didn't answer it
3. Last text message? manyunmanyun
4. Last song you listened to? Lucky-Jason Mraz
5. Last time you cried? May13-my daddy's bday

6. Dated someone twice? ya
7. Been cheated on? I guess ya
8. Kissed someone & regretted it? ya
9. Lost someone special? mm, no
10. Been depressed? yes
11. Been drunk? no

12. white
13. turquoise because it's very peaceful
14. brown

15. Made new friends ? yup2
16. Fallen out of love ? hahaha, yup2
17. Laughed until you cried ? yup2
18. Met someone who changed you? yup2
19. Found out who your true friends were? yup2
20. Found out someone was talking about you? yup2
21. Kissed anyone on your friend's list? yup2

23. How many kids do you want to have? 3
24. Do you have any pets? no
25. Do you want to change your name? no, i felt blessed in that name
26. What did you do for your last birthday? went to Sedona Hotel with my family
27. What time did you wake up today? 8.3 a.m.
28. What were you doing at midnight last night? sleeping
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for? hunting more eeyore and dresses hehe
30. Last time you saw your father? mmm, Feb8 if i'm not mistaken
31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life? my love life
32. What are you listening to right now? nothing
33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom? Tommy, yes
34. What's getting on your nerves right now? my family and his family
36. Whats your real name? Gressiana Siahaan
37. Relationship Status? taken (?)
39. Male or female? female
40. Elementary? SD St. Theresia RK 02-Mdc
41. Middle School? Pax Christi-Mdc
42. High school? Rex Mundi-Mdc
43. Hair color? black
44. Long or short? average
45. Height? about 156
46. Do you have a crush on someone? him, lately hahaha
47. What do you like about yourself? calmness in complicated situation (don't know it's a gift or not hehehe)
48. Piercings? yup2
49. Tattoos? wish to have one in leg
50. Righty or lefty? righty

51. First surgery? never had one
52. First piercing? when I was a baby
53. First tattoo? -
54. First best friend? Kezia
55. First sport you joined? running
56. First pet? Bara, a dog
57. First vacation? Jakarta
58. First concert? never attended a concert before
59. First crush? in senior high

61. Eating? no
62. Drinking? no
63. I'm about to? continue doing my verbatim
64. Listening to? nothing
65. Waiting for? night to come

66. Want kids? yup2
67. Want to get married? yup2
68. Careers in mind? Industrial Psychologist

69. Lips or eyes? eyes
70. Hugs or kisses? both
71. Shorter or taller? taller
72. Older or Younger? older
73. Romantic or spontaneous ? romantically spontaneous
74. Nice stomach or nice arms? nice stomach-hahahaha, i love this question
75. Tattoos or piercings? mm, he used to pierced his body, maybe 1 tattoo is enough
76. Sensitive or loud? both
77. Hook-up or relationship? relationship
78. Trouble maker or hesitant? normal (read it, man)

79. Kissed a stranger? no
80. Drank hard liquor? no
81. Lost glasses/contacts? no
82. Sex on first date? no
83. Broken someone's heart? ya
84. Had your own heart broken? ya
85. Been arrested? no
86. Turned someone down? ya
87. Cried when someone died? ya
88. Liked a friend that is a girl? no

89. Yourself? yes, i believe in myself
90. Miracles? ya
91. Love at first sight? hmm, i don't think so
92. Heaven? ya
93. Santa Claus? 50:50
94. Kissing on the first date? I am Indonesian so, it won't be hehehe
95. Angels? yes, since there's also demons

96. Is there one person you want to be with right now? yes, I want with him soooo bad, to cheer me up
97. Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time? no
98. Do you believe its possible to remain faithful forever? yes
99. What's the one thing you cannot live without? my room and all include
100. Who is the most awesome kid ever? myself, hihihihi

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Doraemon tamat! whuah..

Saya tumbuh dengan Doraemon, ada 1 orang bilang kalau Doraemon itu seumur saya, secara saya lahir setelah RCTI (RCTI bulan Agustus, sedangkan saya lahir bulan Desember). Jadi, saya adalah generasi Doraemon hahahaha, sekaligus juga generasi Power Rangers (saya suka banget sama Power Rangers, beneran deh, 1 rumah kita nge-fans sama Power Rangers, sampai mamapapa saya juga! Ayayaiii hahaha).

Jadi, ketika Inggrid bilang Doraemon tamat, saya kaget! Kaget karena ga nyangka bisa juga abis. Berhubung saya juga dah lama banget ga nonton Doraemon (gereja saya masuk pukul 07.30 soalnya) jadi saya penasaran dengan akhir cerita Doraemon. Nah, abis googling, ini hasilnya dari akhir cerita Doraemon. Moga2 bisa menjawab keingintahuan banyak pihak (terutama saya).
Doraemon, i heart you :)

Mr and Mrs Obama

See the picture above? How lovely the first couple looked so in love. Suddenly i am wishing that someday i'll find a picture where SBY hugs his wife, Mrs. Ani Yudhoyono, ohhh, how lovely ( and embarrassed hehehe) they are <3

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happy Bday, Babe :)

me and Babe in Jesus Bless statue

Today is my daddy's birthday. Sometimes i called him "Babe" means father in Betawi language. My youngest brother, Darling, sometimes called him "Babe" too. My mom called him "Babe" when she got a bit upset with daddy, so, name "Babe" was familiar in my home. I called him in the morning to say Happy Birthday while he was on his way to office. I talk something liked semoga sehat selalu, etc, like any usual birthday wish. But, i was happy, when he asked me first about my life here. Uhh, i loved that moment. I knew that every parents in this world' happiness are from their children. SO, i believed i do not need to buy him any gifts to prove that i care on him or to make him happy, but, by what i have done to make him proud of me. I keep promising myself, to be his #1 daughter (yeah, in literary i am the only daughter he got from God, but i'll be the best daughter as i can be). Thanks God, for added one year in my beloved daddy's life. Love you, Babe :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

betty boop on my handphone

Welcoming my new handphone chain, a-glamour-white-long-dress Betty Boop hahaha. I am not sure about the name, but, as i can describe, the sexy Betty Boop chain is using a glamour white long dress, so i named her after it. I have mem-PHK my old eeyore chain. I still love it, but, i prefer to keep it, before it'll more broken in my hand, please don't ask me why hehehe.

the Betty Boop chain

my old-still-cute-Eeyore chain

my handphone newest look

Thus, i used two Betty Boop's merchandise now. A wallet and handphone chain. Mmm, will Betty Boop be my next obsession?? hahaha. I guess not, i have no similarity with her. Not the face (still can guess it's round or square face), not the "boops" (oops, mine not as big as hers hahaha), not even the curly hair! But, i like Betty Boop anyway ♥♥

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Kak Erna's wedding

I made the previous post after went to Kak Erna' wedding yesterday. Here's some pictures was taken there. FYI, i went to that wedding since 7am up to 10.30pm! Can you imagine how tired i am??

me and Kak Junita in the church, right after hearing their wedding vow

me, Immanuel, Jonathan, Kak Junita - lost children hahaha

*mukanya busuk2 banget* hehe

me, Kak Meska, groom and bride, Kak Jun, Kak Lucky

me, Jonathan, Immanuel, groom and bride, Kak Jun

But, we shared so much love there. I am looking forward for Kak Jun's wedding, next October. My mom has promised us to come to join this wedding. Oya, in the party yesterday, i saw one nanny, who has gesture and tor-tor like Inang. I miss her. But i think, they all in heaven was with us yesterday, watching their offspring shared happiness and love there. God bless us all :)

pernikahan (ribet) a la Batak

Hahaha, saya akan dihujani amarah dari siapa aja ya dengan adanya tulisan ini? Tapi tak apalah, setidaknya teman2 saya non-Batak bisa tahu tentang adat orang Batak khususnya tentang pernikahan yang (bukan konon lagi) sangat ribet itu.

Dalam hampir 2 tahun perkuliahan saya, udah 3 pernikahan orang Batak yang saya datangi. Pertama Bang Saut dengan Kak Siska di Medan pada Desember 2007, sekarang mereka lagi menanti bayi yang mungkin lahir bulan Agustus depan. Trus ada Kak Lusi dan Bang Marko, nikahnya di Manado, dengan persiapan beda2 kota pada Agustus 2008, bayinya mau lahir bulan ini deh kayaknya. Nah, terakhir itu kemarin, Kak Erna dan Bang Kadi yang akhirnya membuat saya mengenal banyak banget keluarga dan jadi mikir tentang pernikahan saya kelak.

Kenapa saya jadi mikir? Karena pernikahan itu ribet banget! Apalagi pernikahan adat Batak. Nah, dari ketiga pernikahan di atas, pernikahan Kak Erna yang saya ikuti benar-benar. Kalau Bang Saut, saya datang di hari H, Kak Lusi juga begitu, apalagi pernikahan Kak Lusi di Manado, jadi acara adatnya tidak memonopoli resepsi. Posisi duduk tamu juga tidak berdasarkan garis marga, Kak Lusi juga ga pake kebaya ketika pemberkatan, jadi lebih simple meskipun tetap saja lama. Kalau Bang Saut, nikahnya di Medan. Oh tidak, orang-orang Batak yang di Medan tuh kayaknya punya ulos banyak banget, acara itu benar-benar Batak banget. Belum lagi pake gondang, ada lagi penari penerima tamu adat, makanan adat yang disajikan per-meja. Ini benar-benar menguras uang, waktu dan tenaga. Namun, inilah adat Batak.

Nah, kalau kalian mau nikah dengan orang Batak, ini nih langkah2nya (siap2 terkejut ya hehe)
1. Pacaran.
Yaialah pacaran dulu, mau orang apapun calon pendamping hidup kita kelak, maunya kita pacaran dulu sama dia, merasa nyaman dulu sama dia, menyamakan visi misi ke depan dulu, sehingga kita bisa yakin bahwa dia yang terbaik untuk kita.

2. Kenalin ke orangtua.
Ini juga tahapan dasar sebelum menikah. Yakinkan orangtua bahwa dia yang akan menikah denganmu. Tentu saja ini seharusnya sudah masuk dari tahapan pacaran di atas. Namun, setelah pacarannya udah mantap, datang kepada calon mertua, mintalah doa restu. Jangan dibayangkan orangtua calon langsung yang datang. Ini tidak masuk di daftar kegiatan pada poin kedua ini, orangtua mau datang ya silahkan saja.

3. Pembicaraan adat awal.
Memang dinamakan pembicaraan adat awal, namun tidak semua pernikahan orang Batak akan langsung diikuti adat. Ini bisa menyangkut kesiapan materi ataupun orangtua (kalau ada orangtua kita yang belum diadatin, kita juga belum bisa). Atau bisa juga karena saudaranya pada jauh, atau malah nikah lari. Itu lebih tidak pakai adat. Nah, disini masing-masing pihak memilih parhata-nya (semacam moderator, baik dari pihak wanita atau pria). Disini mulai dibicarakan tentang mas kawin. Biasanya pesta diadakan di pihak wanita, maka mas kawin disini adalah biaya pesta. Ditentukan oleh panitianya. Mungkin kadang kedua panitia melakukan perdebatan tentang jumlah mas kawin. Oleh karena itu, pembicaraan ini harus lebih dipikirkan matang-matang. Mungkin harga dollar juga pengaruh pada poin ketiga ini. Karena mungkin harga gedung dan katering ikutan naik jika dollar juga naik.

4. Marhusip.
Nah, saya kurang jelas dengan poin ini. Tapi setahu saya, ini adalah pihak pria datang kepada wanita dan selanjutnya paling membicarakan hal-hal teknis, seperti banyak undangan, penulisan nama pengundang, dll. Pembicaraan pada poin ini makin bersifat internal dan teknis. Bicara soal undangan, undangan pernikaha orang Batak itu dicetak dengan 2 tipe, keluarga pria dan wanita. Peletakan nama pengantin merupakan pembeda utama undangan ini. Di dalam undangan, turut disertakan nama2 pengundang, percayalah bahwa paling minimal ada 50 pengundang dalam undangan itu. Dan masing-masing mereka mesti dapat undangan, makanya bisa jadi ketika pembagian undangan masih banyak yang kurang karena masih banyak "saudara" yang tidak kebagian jatah undangan. Ini jelas berbeda dengan undangan nasional.

5. Martuppol.
Kalau yang ini tunangan, mengikat janji di gereja. Setelah martuppol, pernikahan tidak boleh lagi dibatalkan oleh karena alasan orang lain, contohnya ada mantan pacar kita yang protes akan rencana pernikahan kita. Tapi selepas martuppol sudah tidak boleh ada lagi pembatalan pernikahan. Nah, setelah acara martuppol ini (biasanya 1 minggu hingga 1 bulan sebelum pesta pernikahan), masing-masing pihak mengadakan acara sendiri di tempat masing-masing. Dikenal istilah martonggo raja - acara di pihak pria dan ma ria raja - acara di pihak wanita, kalau tidak salah sih penulisannya dan penempatannya tepat. Disini dibagikan undangan untuk masing-masing pihak. Plus membahas tentang hari H, memantapkan pembagian tugas, sehingga tahu menyusun jadwal kedatangan masing-masing. Terutama pesta di Jakarta yang waktunya kadang tidak bisa diperhitungkan.

6. Pernikahan.
a). Menjemput pengantin wanita ke rumahnya. Wah, saya lupa namanya. Namun, yang dilakukan adalah saling tukar bunga antar pengantin. Trus ada makan2nya deh, pengantin makan di lokasi terpisah dari tamu.
b). Pemberkatan di gereja atau pamasu-masuon. Ibadah pemberkatan mengikuti susunan ibadah gereja tempat diberkati ini. Iring-iringan pengantin juga bersama keluarga memulai prosesi ini. Dilanjutkan dengan catatan sipil, bisa sebelum atau sesudah pernikahan.
c). Acara adat! Ini masalahnya. Marga yang turut memberikan doa kepada pengantin itu sangat banyak. Marga dari keturunan pria begitu pula dengan wanita. Namun inilah yang dibanggakan orang Batak, bahwa semua kita saling menghargai dan menghormati adat itu. Ulos-ulos pada sekali pesta pun bisa beberapa karung. Belum jika saudaranya banyak banget yang datang, bisa belasan karung. Namun, semuanya jatuh ke tangan keluarga pria dan bisa dimanfaatkan dengan dijual jika tidak merasa itu cukup berguna untuk dibawa pengantin dalam memulai hidupnya.
Posisi duduk pada acara adat ini ada 4 bagian. Berhubung posisi duduk pengantin pria disebelah kanan pengantin wanita, maka keluarga pria duduk di sebelah kiri, begitu pula dengan pengantin wanita. Nah, penyajian menunya udah diletakkan di atas meja. Tidak ada makanan yang ditempatkan diluar meja, kecuali ada tamu2 nasional.
d). Pelepasan boru. Boru itu anak perempuan, jadi yang akan dilakukan pada poin ini adalah bapak dan ibu pengantin wanita memberi ucapan-ucapan atau nasehat "terakhir" sebelum anaknya meninggalkan mereka dengan menikah dengan calonnya. Lagu yang dipake sebagai pengiring lagu ini adalah Borhat Ma Da Inang, dan hampir selalu dipastikan saya akan berkaca2 dengan lagu ini. Membayangkan hal-hal ini seperti ini membuat saya sangat teramat yakin dan nyaman dengan segala hal itu, semoga memang akan selalu indah. Ini merupakan puncak acara adat menurut saya. Karena pada bagian ini, wanita benar-benar seutuhnya "diberikan" kelaurganya untuk sang suami. Nah, suami-suami, harap menghargai bagian sensitif ini ya :)

7. Acara setelah pernikahan. Jika pengantin wanita pulang ke rumah suaminya, keluarga dari pihak perempuan ada acara sendiri. Dan pada malam kemaren itu, ikan masnya sangat enak, manyuuusss. Trus ada kata-kata gitu buat orangtua pengantin, biasanya sudah dirangkai dengan pembicaraan lain.

Nah, itu deh gambaran pernikahan orang Batak kalau nikah. Ribet kan? Tapi tetap saja, saya sebagai orang Batak menghargai adat itu, dan semoga pernikahan saya kelak tidak seribet ini, ataupun dengan masalah2 lainnya. Semoga kalian juga ya :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

not just another Thursday

Renew Passport.
Well, the main schedule of today was renew my passport. I have to be finished before i go back to Manado next month, so if i have to accompany someone abroad (i wish it could be on July), i'll be ready hehe. But, i couldn't help that they refuse to make mine, because my old passport is in Manado. So, i have to bring the old one, show them (they'll keep it like daddy said or just check it), then i can make the new one. Huff, poor me and Syl-who'd accompany me this whole day, thank you so much, Syl, it really means a lot! But, we changed our schedule, i insisted Syl to visit some museum near to the Immigration Office, then here we go! =p

Visited some old museums
1. First, we went to Museum Seni Rupa dan Keramik. It's next to the Immigration Office. You just have to pay Rp2000 to enter the whole museum. I didn't really like this museum, a lot of paintings made me boring, so, we moved to the second museum.

circle ladder brings us to the top

me and Syl

the best painting there - in my opinion

the funniest painting there

in front of the museum - ignore the yellow map, please hehe

2. Museum Sejarah Jakarta. It's antique one and a bit spooky i think. It was an old town hall in Batavia (old Jakarta- the Batavia Park is in front of it). It was a huge office. I loved the Hermes statue outside the museum. One point i got there, because i met hundred high school student in museum, Jakarta's student loved their city so much, that they chose to visit museum rather than have fun in Mall. But, they took thousand photos there too, in thousand angle too. Maybe i can bring also some friends, not just Syl-my photographer hehe.

becak took me school when i was in kindergarten

old meriam

the only pose by Syl

Hermes statue outside the museum

3. We walked moved to the last museum, which is Museum Bank Mandiri. It was located in front of Station Kota. It was the most amazing one, the cleanest of all. But also made me afraid that maybe Syl will leave me alone there. Oh my, that bank was so huge! With numerous rooms, mannequins, also underground safety box place. Uhhh, i think i won't go there again at least 5 friends are with me.

i loved the glass wall

old typewriter

old phone

old money


the big book with all writings include

Watched X-Men Origin : Wolverine
While waiting for Syl to refresh his body with some drinks, we thought about the next destination. So, he had an idea to watch X-Men, i called Ing to ask her to go with us, but she has just watched it, so we went to Citraland for the next X-Men show. And, while waiting for the movie, we ate at Hoka-hoka Bento. Ummm, it was my first time in this year. Was so happy hehe. I always up with Hokben, no matter what, so, Paket C, please =p Then, we watched X-Men and it was awesome! I liked Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) and in one scene i was almost cry, i just felt that his acting was so deep and touchful.

i heart Hugh Jackman a.k.a Wolverine

Sang in Summer Sound
After watched Xmen, Syl went home, and i went to Untar 2, watched their pensi, joined Desipus, Desi, Yoan and Josephine. But, since Josephine and Yoan went home, just three of us there, enjoyed the show, while waiting for the special guest to perform, they are Gruvi and Ello. Then Ko Steve joined us, enjoyed belly dancers, then Gruvi-sorry but i knew nothing about Gruvi but their single tittled Kumasih Mencintaimu, then Ello rock-ed the show! He was cool, he made us sang and even dance, yaaaahuuuuu! The best song i think Pergi Untuk Kembali, thought that he's somewhat similar with someone. Yes, he is. Liked it anyway :)

the man with blue jacket was Ello!

Actually, it is the longest post in this blog, until now. I posted many pictures here, hope that you can enjoy it, then try to experience it like me and Syl, especially in the museums. It was so not just another Thursday. Yaaahuuuu!