names

By November 5, 2005 daily living
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet.”
–From Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)

Do you know that the most commonly used first name is MUHAMMED?
Do you know that the most commonly used last name is WONG?

But there is no MUHAMMED WONG.

As a typical sundanese woman, I call suamigila, AA.
Suamigila used to call me Neng. After 1 year of our marriage, he calls me Bebe (BB). Bebe means baby in French. He loves it when I act like a baby.
I start to think like this. If we have our first baby, her/his nickname will be CC.
Then our second baby, will be called DD.

But… our third baby? E…?

No… let’s pretend that she/he is not our third baby but our baby number 2A. (Will call her/him FF).

Hahaha… silly!

I’m reading (again) One Hundred Years Of Solitude.
Written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

bye bye love

By November 5, 2005 movie & music
Kemaren nonton BYE BYE, LOVE. Film lama sih… tapi bagus banget!!! Film ini favoritnya suamigila.
Sedih.
Kocak.

Ceritanya sih tentang tiga duda. Masing-masing punya masalah sendiri.
Ada yang masih cinta sama mantan istri (dan istrinya itu udah nikah lagi… huhuhu, sedih deh pas adegan mantan suami dari luar jendela ngeliat mantan istrinya lagi mesra-mesra sama suami baru). Trus ada juga duda keren yang banyak ditaksir. Kocak banget pas lagi dinner sama pacarnya, dua janda bawa anaknya masing-masing ternyata dateng juga ke rumah dia.

Soundtracknya juga bagus-bagus deh! Kalo ada yang belum nonton, you should try to watch this one.

there is always the first time for everything

By November 4, 2005 daily living

This year is the first time we celebrate Idul Fitri in Abidjan.

This year is the first time we had the longest sholat Idul Fitri. On location at 8 AM, Sholat started at 9 AM and home again at 10.20 AM.

This year is the first time we celebrate Idul Fitri alone, far from our beloved family.

This year is the first time my parents celebrate Idul Fitri without me.

This year is the first time adit’s parents celebrate Idul Fitri… uhhhm… wait…
I think they are used to it (celebrating Idul Fitri without their beloved son).

This year is the first time kakak celebrates Idul Fitri in Japan.
So we called them to say hello, happy Idul Fitri and to hear the voice of our beloved niece.

This year is the first time I celebrate Idul Fitri without my beautiful grandma (she passed away last year).

This year is the first time we celebrate Idul Fitri without Ua Penni.