Semasa: Bukan Sekadar Cerita Menjadi Dewasa.

“Terima kasih ya, ini buku terakhir Semasa lho untuk cetakan ini, tapi kami akan cetak lagi nanti,” ujar Mas Teddy selaku pemilik toko sekaligus penulis buku yang saat itu turut melayani transaksi pembeliannya.

Mendengar kalimat itu, seketika saya langsung merasa beruntung telah memutuskan untuk membawa buku ini pulang. Semasa, dua bulan yang lalu, tepat sebelum segala aktivitas dunia seakan diberi sekat oleh virus yang tak kasat mata.

Diberikan kesempatan untuk bertemu dengan Mas Teddy dan Mbak Maesy, pasangan favorit yang sangat menginspirasi, pun adalah sebuah kebersyukuran tersendiri untuk saya. Terlebih lagi untuk mengenal Semasa, buku yang wajib dibaca bagi siapa pun yang pernah berkunjung ke Post Santa.

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The Travelling Cat Chronicles.

“I feel that it is very worthy if you can have this book. Despite everything, I want you to have it. It is a good book, so I think if I give it to you, it’ll be in a good hand,” said someone one day, when he offered this book to me.

As soon as I learned the story of this book, I couldn’t help thinking that I was not only given a book, but also a cat named Nana, and the special relationship he had with his beloved master, Satoru.

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What 2019 was for me.

2019 was a clear blue sky after a bad stormy night.

2019 was the sunset that painted with warm and tranquility.

2019 was a night so dark that is thankful of a few stars.

2019 was a falling star, searching for a planet that won’t throw it away.

2019 was a scary haunted house I can’t walk into without a friend, but I stepped in anyway.

2019 was a roller coaster that made my stomach ache, but I enjoy the excitement.

2019 was a ferris wheel on a bright sunny day.

2019 was a song I’ll loudly sing along in a car ride.

2019 was an aeroplane ticket for me to the unknown of dream and reality.

2019 was a station that forced me to go with the train.

2019 was the year I completely healed from a massive heartbreak.

2019 was a rainy day I thought will never stop, but the sun shines after all.

Jangan bunuh binar matanya.

Saya bukan pecinta sastra. Sungguh. Apa sih untungnya membodohi diri pada kata yang kadang hanya sekadar kata? Apa esensinya mengabdikan diri pada kata demi kata yang kadang hanya dimanfaatkan anak muda untuk memamerkan cinta? Apa bagusnya menyiksa diri sendiri dengan kata-kata yang kadang berhasil menghantarkan manusia pada sisi melankolis yang mungkin tidak disadari ada?

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An evening by the sea.

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That was both the most beautiful and saddest evening I’ve experienced. It was all because of the sound of the sea, birds call, and a friend told us to go home. And the sunset…did its best to stop us, to look at it with smile and grateful heart. But it was time. I left that evening–with all the calming trees and ruined old buildings–behind.

And with this, I delete all my archived posts.

3 Rangkaian Serial Fantasi Terbaik Tere Liye.

Percaya atau enggak, ini pertama kalinya aku baca buku karya Tere Liye. Namanya sudah lama akrab di telinga dan judul-judul karyanya sudah sering berseliweran di depan mata tapi belum ada yang menggerakkan hati aku untuk mengambil bukunya dari rak di toko buku dan membedah isinya (aku, yang selalu cenderung melibatkan hati–termasuk dalam membaca buku).

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