Friday, March 22, 2013

Merapi eruption

“I really shocked when I was welcomed by Merapi’s eruption on October 2010,” said Amaryliani Sukma opening the story as she twisted the tail of her red veil.

The long story came through her mouth as she gave us a cup of tea in her living room. She held her mobile phone and showed us the picture of Merapi’s tragedy at that time.

“Luckily, I got the moment to capture the dust-rain after the eruption happened. I wore a mask to cover my face except my eyes, and I saw the road, buildings, and everything around become grey,” explained her.

Merapi Mountain is one of the dangerous volcanoes which located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and the eruption caused approximately 165 people died on October 26, 2010. The news of this natural disaster spread widely and quickly all over the world.

“My parents contacted me continually to make sure that I was safe and they told me to go home, because they worried that the effect will become worst and trouble my lungs,”
In order to avoid the bad effect of Merapi eruption, she decided to pulang kampong, went back to her hometown Cilegon,Banten. Nevertheless, she didn’t want to be called ‘ran away’ from the situation back then.

“I had mixed feelings, because I was happy to get an additional holiday but I felt sad and scared because this beautiful city became horror. Many people died, the dirty air existed and my pleasant UGM was also covered by the dust. There were also many rumors that wedhus gembel (materials of the eruption) will attack until 0 kilometers” Her eyebrows up and her eyes widen while telling the story.

At last, with all of her mighty, she went home by bus alone and kept that experience in her mind to share it whenever people want to hear that unforgettable moment from her.

Friday, March 15, 2013

a Letter for Ms. Dina

Yogyakarta, March 15, 2013
Hi, the young beautiful writer Ms. Dina
My name is Amaryliani Sukma, often called with Sukma.  I’m so glad to know you! I know that so many youth writers are famous and success, and when Mr. Dalih showed us your profile, and your letter in the class, I know that you’re one of those people or even better than them cause you had special experience when you were child.  Oh, I can’t stop to complement you from the beginning of my letter. Perhaps u can guess my personality from this, yeah I like talking to the point, Miss *grin* 
May I continue to make you smile wider? I can cheer you up! I’m happy if everybody happy when they are around me. Last Monday in the creative writing class, I couldn’t hide my sadness and concerned with the tragedy that happened to you in the past. I felt so lucky because I didn’t have that sorrowful story in my life, but I felt so failed because I didn’t produce a masterpiece of literary works yet. Whereas, I truly aware my study is about literature *sob* How humiliated I am –
Honestly, I really loved writing a short story but in Indonesian language, not in English. I had several short stories of my works since I was Junior High School and those works were acknowledged by my Indonesian Language teacher. Some of those stories tell about love and were affected from my life story *grin again* “Ya, namanya juga anak muda” maybe that sentence come up in your head now *blush*
For now, I don’t really have my confidence writing in English. Even though I am in the sixth semester of English Literature, but I thought I’m not rich in vocabularies so that my English words are too common. *hiks*
Then, every time I try to write in English, the best-terror-in-writing, GRAMMAR, pop up and frighten me! *scream*
Please I’m begging you to help me and suggest me everything that can wake me up. Give me your power and strength to face these problems. Teach me how to plug away, fight all of my laziness and timidity.  Thank you for spending your time to read this letter from the silly student like me. I can be more optimistic if you give me your wonderful book ! *smirk* Hope you will give respond or answer to my letter, visit my blog and I pray for you and your family to have a better-wonderful-beautiful life in wherever u live.

                                                                                                                 Best regard from Yogyakarta,
                                                                                                                        Amaryliani Sukma


Friday, March 8, 2013

Malioboro tempo doloe dan sekarang

Hi guys ! Do you guys waiting my new post? I come back with the new topic which is "Malioboro tempo doloe dan sekarang" .
Have you ever visited Malioboro? Or this is the first time for you hearing this kind of place? Maybe you still wondering, 'is it a name of food' ?
oh my ! I think all of Indonesian people know Malioboro except you are people from another country. Ok then, let me explain you lil' bit about Malioboro.
Malioboro is a name of street in Yogyakarta, Indonesia which has many places for shopping and sightseeing. The old and new Malioboro is definitely different in any aspect. Malioboro now looks more attractive, and modern. Look at the pictures of Malioboro 'tempo doeloe' and the current, it's pretty much proof that Yogyakarta (especially Malioboro) has developed a lot. For instance, Malioboro now is obviously more crowded than the old time, especially when holiday time ! This situation might happen because of the increasing of people who transmigrate to Yogyakarta. The old Malioboro was more spacy, a lots of people walked rather than used any possible transportation. The air looked fresh and cleaner back then, less vehicles and many trees on the side of the street.
Now , Yogyakarta is a tourism destination. This place grows rapidly and becomes a business area. Malioboro full with banner/billboard and there are many sellers selling their stuffs (like bag, clothes, accessories, food etc) along the side roads. Throughout times, people tend to change naturally depending on its social and economic demands. This also occurs to Malioboro.
Change is needed and, sometimes it's good . 

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Monday, March 4, 2013

My Life Story Hi, guys. I wanna share my life story and I'll warn you to not expect mellow drama in this post !
why? cause my story is faaaaaaaaaaaaaar from amazing, bombastic, fantastic things. Is it flat ? No, It's not flat. Like a tagline of Chitato : "Life is never flat"

Here's my story begin ~ cuzzzz

oeee oeee ~ on July 28, 1992 a female baby was born at Panti Rapih Hospital Yogyakarta. She was very cute and lovable. She was named Amaryliani Sukma Gustariana. Somewhat long name, but still beautiful right? It has meaning on that name. Her parents were graduted from Biology Department UGM , so they gave their first child with the name of "Lily's flower" . Have you ever heard name "Amarylis" ? It's scientific name of Lily flower. Then, "Sukma" means soul in Indonesian and "Gustariana" comes from that baby's parents name

She spent her life almost 18 years in Cilegon, Banten because her father got his job in that region. She always thought of her birth of place, where her grandpa `nd grandma were living. She had a dream to be accepted by UGM (Universitas Gadjah Mada). Time by time passed, and she got her time to decide her major in University for the best future. She wanna choose Management and Communication department as her choice but her father said that English became popular and be 
very useful in this globalization era. Because she is an nice girl (ceilaaah) thus she followed her father's choice. 

She knew that to be accepted by UGM is very very hard, she worked and studied hard. She prayed for the God and did "nazar" to accomplish her wish. JJJAAANG ! God gave her a good answer !! She was accepted by UGM in major: English Literature , Faculty of Cultural Sciences. 

She realized that she didn't good enough in English skill, back then she felt loose her self-confidence. But people around gave her support and she could be a though girl. Now, she lives happily in Yogyakarta. Although sometimes those afraid, home-sickness and worrisome comes again, she can resolve it. 

That's the story of Amaryliani Sukma Gustariana
Thanks for reading it and see ya in the next post