Almost like ide gw utk membangun sebuah restoran dgn nama “Terserah” (spy ketika org nanya “mw mkn dmn?”, lalu biasany hampir selalu munculnya jawaban “terserah”, sehingga pergilah mereka ke restoran gw “Terserah”), tonight we also invented another new name for a place. We had an idea to build a place (could be restaurant/hotel/anything) named “Hell” alias “Neraka”.
Have you ever wondered, kalau ad suatu tempat yg menggunakan nama “paradise” alias “surga”, kenapa gak ada tempat yg menggunakan nama “hell” atau “neraka”? Semua orang memang INGIN pergi ke surga,, tapi semua orang mau gak mau PASTI ke neraka kan? Jd mau gak mau orang2 ya pasti ke tempat yg bernama “neraka”, dan belum tentu bisa pergi ke tempat yg bernama “paradise”. Yes??? Yeeeessshhhhh.. We are genius.. 😀
I want to make a confession.. On my last flight, from Jakarta to Balikpapan.. About 10 minutes before landing, I kinda may have damaged one of the plane’s properties.. You know the headset provided for every passenger in every seat, yes? Yyyeeaaahhh,, I may have pulled the cable a little bit too hard when it was stuck between the seat and its handle. Well, I had no idea, I just pulled it and suddenly the cable snapped into two.. And I didn’t have time to feel surprised nor panic, since at that time, my ears had been troubled by high pressure in the plane and caused pain in my ears and head. Usually the pain only lasts a few seconds, but that time, no, it lasted until 5-10 minutes that made me cry for the pain. Very unlike usual..
So, what did I do to the broken headset cable? Tell sorry to one of stewardess ? Ha3, noo, I just put the headset back to its place where I took it (dudududu…), and told nobody, only to one of my friends when I had already been in a car, on the way to Samarinda. Ooops.. Sorry, GIA, maybe it’s also the price you must pay for making me missed the check-in (while I could’ve checked-in on time!! Grrr…) that made me reschedule to the next flight and paid 300K rupiahs more for it.. Although I don’t think your one headset costs 300K rupiahs, but less than that.. :p
Speaking of, I think in check-in area of Soetta airport, terminal 2F specifically, there must be visual display in every line/counter which shows open & close time of check-in time, so we can identify directly whether we’re late for check-in or not. Just like in Sepinggan (Balikpapan) international airport. Sometimes we don’t realize, right? We just wait in the queue line..
A friend of mine (let’s call him as HK) mentioned my name in his tweet tonight, made me realize that i haven’t written yet about the last Dan Brown’s novel I bought and read. Well, as we know, the last novel Dan Brown wrote until today is The Lost Symbol. This novel has been published months before actually, but I had no chance to buy (or borrow) it, until one day, in the best-looking Gramedia book store i’ve ever visited (in Grand Indonesia, of course) i found that the English version of The Last Symbol is cheaper and lighter than the Indonesia version one. So, wow, HK and I were surprised, since usually the English version is more expensive, then I decided to buy it, while HK decided to borrow the book from me after I read it (kekekek..).
As other four previous novels, this book also made the readers stun with the brand new technology and all ancient histories. Is there a ‘but’? Yes, there is. I agree with what HK said in his tweet to me today. That the ending of this novel is a bit anticlimatic. Seeing the plot and the story, I have expected a ‘wow’, but turned out I ended with ‘what?’ and “huh, that’s it?”. And here comes another ‘but’.. But at least there’s one part of the endings in this book that’s surprising enough for me. Compared to other four novels which have some similarities, this novel has a bit difference. In other four novels, we wouldn’t know the real ‘bad guy’ till the end of the story and usually the ‘bad guy’ holds a very high position. While in The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown has revealed the ‘bad guy’ in the middle of the story. So, what is the next Dan Brown’s novel???