Posted December 26, 2012on:
It takes more than 3 years, as I remember, to finally ‘create’ this blog and fulfill my dream, my passion, my sweet lover and my everything : WRITING..
I think last June or sometimes ago I signed up with WordPress, and then forgot it, and then tried to sign-in, forgot the password and the blog name, and then gave up ‘on behalf of’ the broken internet connection, a.k.a chronic laziness to reset the password, and then this end of year, for the holy sake of ‘2013 Resolution’, I reactivate this blog and use this ‘no-spirit-to-work-at-all-after-christmas-holiday’ morning at office to start writing.. genius me, huh?
I have no idea where to start, but the reason of loving this ‘sweet’ writing activity could be a good beginning, I think..
I remember my unforgettable elementary school era, where Bahasa Indonesa is my favorite subject. I love those stuff called ‘words’, ‘sentences’, and how those same words could result on different effect on the meaning (J.K. Rowling is the expert on this, you know?). I was amazed on the power of words, on the ‘majas’, on the peribahasa, on everything those charming words spread.
No long to take me into the first rank of the class, in that subject (and also in every subject loooh.. always be the first rank of the class every year and highest NEM of that final year, ummmm…). Once my Bahasa teacher invited my parents to discuss with them about my obsession of writing, proven from one case happened, where at the Bahasa exam, I missed all the test questions unintentionally (all the multiple choice and essay) but spent the whole 1,5 hours only to finalize the last part of the exam, which is ‘Write a story about your last holiday’.. Wow.. I can’t imagine I once ever became that foolish.. Almost lost that exam, but the teacher gave me a second chance to finish other part of the exam.. fiuh.. Selamat, then..
I was grammar-maniac as well (special in Bahasa only, as I’m still learning about English grammar- so be tolerant, would you? :p). I will correct as possible as I can, every mistake in grammar, in those prefix, infix, suffix, whatever, in the incorrectness of the space people sometimes put between ‘di’ and ‘bantu’ (oh come on, that was prefix, you should throw that space away!! Make it different between prefix and preposition, pleaseeee..) and any other mistakes, don’t care that people get crazy of me and my madness.. sorry guys..
I was also a-very-loyal-visitor of the library, and the teacher gave me a privilege to borrow more than 5 books/day (normal is 2 books/day), as she found that I could eat those books in less than 2 days and be responsible to return it on time.. I borrowed and read almost all the books in the library and re-read it in average of 2x per book. This also happened in the church library where I was the number-1-member..
Then time passed by, all my writing activities are only limited to Friendster Blogs and Facebook Notes. Some feedback came to me to start seriously writing, and I just considered it as an ordinary compliment, even though I always write ‘to become a writer’ in every dream/passion question in Employment Form, in survey/questionnaire, in training session, in whatever possible to tell everybody about my first love, writing.. but again, no real action I’ve done.. no effort to join any writing competition nor to start my own blog (until today – yeay, it’s a breakthrough, right? Right? Right? Someone answer me to support, please?)
1 of the biggest achievement (anyway) is to win 1-unit Blackberry Gemini from Openrice.com, food-website where I consistently submit my review about restaurant and their food. As a very loyal and qualified contributor (uhm), they awarded me that Blackberry (which I sold then to my sister).
OK, I think enough about my background and writing history.. let’s just enjoy the journey, let’s fall and fall and falling in love again with the letter, the word, the sentence, the chapter, the page, the book..