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He and I

The writings below are one of assignments from creative writing course I took in Sydney Uni. An essay I try to recreate from original version of "He and I" by Natalia Ginzburg. I got positive compliment from my professor for this writings (because the other assignments are just like sh*t, LOL).  ================================================================= He and I He plans for almost everything. I plan for only important things. Since we’re met in high school, he has planned his life for next ten and twenty years. I was planned only for which university I will go. He loves travel. I love travel too. One day we decided to go to Bali to spend annual leave. He bought tickets, booked hotel, rented motorbike, and told me about detail schedule for five days we will spend. I just agree or he will so fussy and argue that his plan was the most effective and efficient way to explore fascinating places in Bali in a short time. He does everything in a rush even we’re not in a hurry…

Ramadhan & Idul Fitri di Sydney

Ramadhan dan Idul Fitri tahun ini telah berlalu. Untuk pertama kalinya dalam seumur hidup saya lalui tanpa keluarga, di benua sebrang, dan memberi pengalaman berbekas dalam kalbu. 
Sydney, Australia tentu berbeda dengan Bogor atau Bandung. Di sini tidak ada hiruk pikuk Ramadhan, tidak ada pedagang yang berderet di sepanjang jalan menjajakan makanan buka puasa, tidak ada heboh belanja baju baru, apalagi tradisi mudik. Di sini restoran dan kafe buka seperti biasa, jam kerja tidak berubah menjadi lebih pendek, dan menjadi kaum minoritas ternyata memberi pengalaman lucu serta berkesan. 
How could you survive? Pekerjaan saya sebagai all rounder cafe mengharuskan saya datang jam 7 pagi (di mana tiap kali berangkat kerja seringkali masih gelap) dan pulang jam 4 sore (sedangkan buka puasa jam 5 sore). Namanya kerja di cafe, makanan dan minuman enak jelas bejibun (godaan). Karena saya memakai jilbab, yang tentunya sebagian besar orang tahu saya muslim, percakapan ini seringkali terjadi. Entah …