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Lazy Sunday, cloudy after the rain..
Song: Satu Bintang di langit Kelam - RSD

Tadisore saya menyaksikan acara Nikah Gratis di televisi. Tontonan tentang sebuah keinginan sederhana (atau justru rumit?), tapi besar maknanya. Mudah-mudahan, besar pula pahalanya. Menyaksikan pasangan yang terpilih untuk dibiayai pernikahannya oleh si empunya acara, siapa pun yang mengaku manusiapasti akan tersentuh. Mereka begitu tidak percaya, bahwa kendala uang untuk menikah akhirnya bisa teratasi. Seperti kedatangan malaikat dari langit.

Keinginansederhana,"..yang penting bisa ijab kabul, sah secara agama dan hukum negara, menjadi suami istri..."

Pernahkahmereka menginginkan hadiah pernikahan kapal pesiar seperti yang dihadiahkan Tiger Woods pada istri barunya? Atau resepsi pernikahan senilai 1,5 juta dollar di Barbados? Dengan hiburan Hootie & The Blowfish, Rod Stewart dan Elton John, sebagai pengganti penyanyi dangdut yang memeriahkan perkawinan mereka?
Tahukah mereka bahwa pernikahan seper…

Long Time Friendship: Part Four

Song: Di Antara Kata - Fariz RM

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Yes I remember that night. The night when I found her on the net. The night I finally realized the naked truth about human friendship. If there was ever a friendship.



I was in the middle of my internet addict behavior. Developing websites, being a regular in chat rooms, surfing like crazy, trying out every new technology I could find. You know, all that jazz. Suddenly I was thinking about her. Then without expectation, typed her name on a search engine.

Then,there she was.

She lived a wonderful life in Atlanta, had just finished her business school, was a freelance web designer, just about to go to another school majoring in multimedia. She's heading to the stars.

I was so happy to finally find her, I missed her a lot.

I was in awe watching all of her works on the net: her online journal (blogging technology was not even born yet), websites she developed, web awards she's been honored with, her graphic designs, her concepts. Two w…