~Audi alteram partem~

You know your part of the story. Now hear the other side.
Cos everyone just want to be heard
.

Bidadari Pagi / Dewi Malam

Bidadari Pagi/Dewi Malam
Puisi dan lagu dari film 'Jomblo'.
A poem and a song from the Indonesian movie 'Jomblo'.

Bidadari Pagi

Engkau bidadari pagi
Engkau ratu di hari Rabu
Engkau adalah embun yang hendak melahirkan…
dan menetes di saat mentari bersemi
Engkau adalah sepi yang datang…
diantara petir badai menderu
Engkau adalah sejuk ….
yang angin bawa di februari
Engkau adalah sinar yang mentari
lahirkan setelah fajar pergi
Engkau adalah tangis yang ku bawa
ketika membayangkan kita berdua
Engkau adalah…
Engkau adalah alasan….
mengapa duniaku….ADA

Dewi Malam

Dewi malam ku pinta
Seorang wanita pada pasir
Dengan butirnya
Wajahmu terukir
Pergi menghamba jawab
Pada air di dalamnya
Ku rasa hangatmu mengalir
Kau datang dengan angin tak terasa
Kau datang menghembus membelai muka
Kupinta pintamu tuk beri nama
Dengar mereka sebut namamu

Dewi malamku, Dewi malamku

Mengasihimu dan menyayangimu
Aku rela pergi jauh tuk itu
Aku mencintaimu dan memilikimu
Aku rela mati rasakan itu semua
Rasakan itu semua

Jared is Jared

Jared Leto's insanity

Oost Indië

As an Indonesian, I know that many of the Indonesian words came from other languages. Sanskrit, Arabic, and the more modern English. And one that should not come as a surprise: Dutch. We were after all colonised for more than 3 decades by the Netherlanders.

However, it's still surprised me whenever I find out that a word is actually from Dutch.

Here are some of them that I find very interesting that they're actually not originally Indonesian (for the full list, drop by Wikipedia instead):

Word
Meaning
Original word
Baskom Washbasin Waskom
Beha Brassiere Beha
Bioskop Cinema Bioscoop
Dasi Necktie Das(je)
Ember Bucket Emmer
Handuk Towel Handdoek
Kaisar Emperor Kaizer
Kamar Room Kamer
Kantor Office Kantoor
Kulkas Fridge Koelkast
Laci Deskdrawer Laatje; La(de)
Mantel Coat Mantel
Montir Mechanic Monteur
Om Uncle Oom
Oma Grandma Oma
Opa Grandpa Opa
Pabrik Factory Fabriek
Rekening Account Rekening
Resleting Zipper Ritssluiting
Rokok Ciggarette Roken (to smoke)
Selang Water hose Slang
Suster Nun/nurse Zuster
Tas Bag Tas
Telat Late Te laat (too late)
Wastafel Sink Wastafel
Wortel Carrot Wortel

The one that amuses me specifically is "te laat". But now that I know the original word, it actually makes more sense.

Do you?

Yoda-Anakin Skywalker respect
When two persons you respect disrespecting each other,
do you stop respecting either one?
After I let the thought brew for a few days, it seems to me that you can't help it: You will (involuntarily) stop respecting one of them because there will be one of them that you respect more.

They don't even have to disrespect each other; the doubt can come even when only one of them dislike the other one. In this case, I think you would start disrespecting the person who shows dislike the first.
For example, we respect both Yoda and Anakin, but when Anakin start disrespecting Yoda, of course the natural thing that would happen is we lose our respect to Anakin.
That is just a gist, the fact is definitely a lot more complicated than that.