Diantara Suara Takbir Dan Alarm

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Belum adanya keputusan pemerintah tentang ditetapkannya hari raya Idul Fitri 1436 H tak lantas membuat Akang bingung untuk berangkat ke tempat kerja. Apakah lebaran hari jumat atau sabtu tetap saja Akang harus bekerja di saat malam takbiran menyambut lebaran. Memang bukan kali ini saja Akang harus bekerja disaat malam takbiran. Pada saat pertama kali menjalaninya sempat merasakan kesedihan yang cukup dalam manakala harus berlebaran jauh dari keluarga. Namun sebagai tuntutan profesi, risiko ini telah akang ketahui sebelumnya. Lagi pula banyak jenis profesi lain yang juga memaksa seseorang untuk merayakan lebaran jauh dari keluarga. Ribuan orang lainnya juga tak sempat merasakan ber-lebaran bersama keluarga karena berbagai alasan.

Selepas buka puasa di rumah akang berangkat kerja tanpa kepastian apakah esok hari jatuhnya hari lebaran. Mang Engkus yang sehari-hari menjadi tukang potong rambut didepan komplek perumahan masih sibuk melayani pelanggannya . Padahal seminggu yang lalu ketika akang dipotong rambut ditempatnya, Mang Engkus sempat bercerita bahwa dirinya hendak mudik disaat malam takbiran. Dari beberapa masjid dan mushola yang akang lewati terdengar suara takbir namun hanya suara anak-anak yang mungkin sedang berada di masjid. Tampaknya pengurus masjid masih menunggu keputusan pemerintah tentang lebaran tahun ini. Barulah setelah setengah perjalanan, suara takbir hampir merata terdengar diseluruh masjid yang akang lewati. Akang pun menjadi yakin bahwa esok hari jatuhnya hari raya Idul Fitri 1436 hijriyah.

Di tempat kerja sayup-sayup terdengar suara takbir dari masjid yang terletak disekitar rumah sakit tempat akang bekerja. Suaranya konstan dengan irama yang teratur mampu memaksa pikiran akang membayangkan keadaan di kampung. Sesekali akang mengikuti setiap kata yang diucapkan :

“…Allohu Akbar…Allohu Akbar…Allohu Akbar…”
“…Laa ilaha illallohu Allohu Akbar…”
“…Allohu Akbar Wa Lillahil Hamdu…”

Sesekali pikiran akang terhenti oleh suara alarm yang berbunyi. Bekerja di laboratorium memang tak lepas dari pekerjaan yang membutuhkan ketepatan waktu. Timer dan suara alarm adalah salah satu hal yang tak bisa dilepaskan dari pekerjaan akang.

“…Allohu Akbar…Allohu Akbar…Allohu Akbar…”
“…Laa ilaha illallohu Allohu Akbar…”
“…Allohu Akbar Wa Lillahil Hamdu…”

Takbir kembali terdengar, kali ini ditambah dengan suara-suara bedug. Suaranya pelan namun semakin kuat dan semakin riuh. Pada puncaknya diiringi oleh raungan suara mesin kendaraan yang seolah beradu dengan semua suara takbir dan suara bedug. Keriuhan yang kemudian semakin lemah dan akhirnya hilang seiring menjauhnya metromini pembawa rombongan takbir keliling.

Tet…tet…tet…tet…tet…tet

Kali ini suara alarm terdengar, akang kembali sibuk dengan pekerjaan akang. Setelah selesai akang pun mengisi waktu dengan menulis blog ini, mencoba mereka-reka kalimat terbaik untuk dituliskan.Televisi yang biasa dengan setia menemani kali ini tak dihiraukan. Jari jari tangan belum lama bergerak manakala terdengar raungan suara sirine ambulan yang semakin mendekat. Akang pun segera mencoba menyelesaikan tulisan akang sebelum pasien yang tiba di Unit Gawat Darurat membutuhkan pemeriksaan laboratorium.

“…Allohu Akbar…Allohu Akbar…Allohu Akbar…”
“…Laa ilaha illallohu Allohu Akbar…”
“…Allohu Akbar Wa Lillahil Hamdu…”

Takbir kembali terdengar samar-samar. Namun kata-kata terbaik tak juga muncul di benak akang. Dengan segala kepasrahan akhirnya akang pun hanya bisa mengucapkan :

” Selamat Hari Raya Idul Fitri 1436 H
Taqobbalallohu Minna Wa Minkum
semoga Alloh SWT menerima amal shaum ramadhan kita semua
Mohon maaf lahir dan bathin “

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Riak Di Kota Siak

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Bulan lalu akang berkesempatan mengunjungi kota Pekanbaru untuk suatu keperluan. Selama tiga hari di kota Pekanbaru tidak banyak tempat yang bisa akang datangi. Pekerjaan yang tidak bisa ditinggalkan memaksa akang baru bisa menikmati suasana Pekanbaru di hari terakhir keberadaan akang disana. Sebelumnya akang memang tidak sempat mencari informasi tentang tempat2 wisata yang bisa dikunjungi jika sedang berada di kota Pekanbaru. Namun rekan akang disana menyarankan akang untuk mengunjungi salah satu kota lain yang masih dalam wilayah provinsi Riau. Akang pun akhirnya mengunjungi kota kabupaten Siak. Siak adalah salah satu kabupaten yang berada di wilayah Provinsi Riau. Butuh waktu hampir tiga jam perjalanan untuk mencapai Siak dari kota Pekanbaru.

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Tujuan utama kami mendatangi kota Siak ini adalah melihat Istana Aseraya Al Hasymiah atau yang lebih dikenal dengan sebutan Istana Siak. Sebuah istana peninggalan kerajaan Melayu yang menjadi ikon kota Siak. Saat pertama kali memasuki kota Siak, kesan pertama yang akang rasakan adalah kota Siak begitu bersih dan rapi. Sungguh sebuah keadaan yang sulit ditemukan di kota tempat akang tinggal saat ini. Bagi seseorang yang sehari-hari terbiasa hidup di Jakarta pasti akan merasakan bahwa kota Siak begitu lengang. Apalagi saat akang tiba disana menjelang tengah hari. Sinar matahari yang terik membuat orang-orang enggan untuk beraktifitas di luar rumah. Akang berkunjung disana bersama rekan berjumlah 25 orang dengan menaiki bis sedang. Kehadiran rombongan kami seolah riak yang menghiasi ketenangan kota Siak. Selain rombongan kami hanya ada satu rombongan lainnya dengan satu mobil yang menjadi pengunjung kota Siak di siang itu. Tidak butuh waktu lama untuk menyusuri kota Siak yang memang tak terlalu luas. Setelah merasa puas kami hanya duduk di pinggir sungai Siak sambil menikmati ketenangannya. Sungai yang dahulu tak hanya memberi sedikit riak tapi menjadi tulang punggung kehidupan kerajaan Siak.

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[EF#20] Relationship Effect

After almost a week in Sumatera land without a chance to open a blog, finally I was able to answer the challenges from BEC. Challenges about the effects of a relationship to career and other things.

A relationship that occurs among humans will affect everything around it. I myself got job for the first time after I got a job information from my friend. It could say an effect of a relationship. I have children as an effect of my relationship with my wife. There are so many example around us to explain how the relationships worked and gave so much effect in our life. Career in the work can be influenced by relationships with colleagues and leaders. Relationships can be positive and negative. Positive relationship means a relationship which occurs fairly at work, while a negative relationship is a relationship that is not fair.

Relationship in marriage is the most complicated relationships that I’ve experienced. The marriage relationship is not just about the relationship between two person. Marriage involves two families with many problems that follow behind. Successful marriage relationship will have a positive impact on other problems. The family is the place back when we feel the difficulties outside the home. Families can give new spirit after we tired to work outside.

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[EF#18] There’s Never Uncomplicated Relationship With Debt

Are you currently in debt?
A question that will get the answer “yes” rather than “no. Having loan is now being a part of life for the most people. Someone who is rich does not mean he does not have debt. The level of wealth does not make a person get out of debt problem. Oftenly, more wealth a person more debt he had. In fact, it might just beggars who have no debt. Until now I also have debt. I owe to the bank and my own company where I work in. Debt has made life uncomfortable. Everytime I received salary, it has to cut to pay my debt. And also bills to be paid every month such as electricity or mortgage payments and car payments. I have to arrange finance every month in order to meet all the needs and repay debt on time.

Complicated relationship does not always happen between two people, man and woman, brother and sister and others. And this is the story of my own complicated relationship. I began to have a debt since it started working. The first debt I have is a debt purchase a television. Television I gave to my parents in the village. I have to have payments for ten months until full. Since that time I have never got out of debt. Buy motorcycle, buy a house and a vehicle. All I purchase by debt way. I feel hate with debt. It make me uncomfortable. There is always a fear in the mind. Fear of debt is not paid off and the goods we buy must be sold back. But I can not escape from debts problem yet. My relationship with debt is a complicated relationship. I hate it but I needed debt.

* This is my post about Complicated Relationship. I hope it’s not out of topics from BEC challenge in this week.

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[EF#17] Never Lost My Goals

Questions about the goals of the future is a question for everyone. Although the question was identical for children. Children are always enthusiastic to answer questions about their goals. It should be recognized that children are a brave man. They never afraid to have dreams. There’s always an answer when they get questions about goals. While the adults always difficult to answer when asked about their goals. Maturity does not make them easy to express goals. In fact they are more afraid to express their goals.

When I was a child I had many goals such as doctors, engineers also president. There was never a moment of fear says it all. All goals are not impossible to be realized. Entering junior school mu goals become more realistic. When entering high school, questions about the goals begin to be a question that I can not answer. My goals unobstructed various obstacles. My goals to become a doctor slowly began to fade as I realized that in order to be able to study at the faculty of medicine need a lot of cost and high ability to pass the selection.

Nevertheless, I still have one dream that did not disappear from the mind, that is becoming agricultural experts. My family came from the village and worked as a farmer. Farming has become an integral part of my life. So appropriate for me to have goals as agricultural experts. I want to change the lives of the people around me to be more prosperous. Agriculture in the traditional way is not able to make them become prosperous. I think they need to change their farming practices to become more modern.

In fact, this time my goal was not realized. I left my hometown and stay in the capital. Working in the medical field and not in agriculture. Not as a doctor like that became my goal first. But I never lost my goal to become agronomists. I’m still trying to work in agriculture, although not become agronomists.

* Posted for 17 th weekly challenge from BEC.

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[EF#16] Value Of Life From Tales

Finally I finished my post after I missed the last challenge from BEC. I hope that will not happen anymore in the future. And this is my post for 16th challenge from BEC.

Everyone through the life by its life value respectively. Whoever the person must have believed their life value. Although not everyone is furthermore always able to run a truth value that they trust. A criminal does not mean assume crime is a truth. It may be that he committed a crime because of a compulsion. Everyone can learn about life value from anywhere. Can be learned from the school or other places. Of course, the ultimate value of life is studied at home with parents as teachers. One of the lessons of life values can ​​taught through stories or local tales.

Listening story or tales is one of my habits when I child. I knew some stories and tales from my teachers at the school, my spiritual teachers, parents and also from radio broadcasts. Teachers at the school usually tell stories about the popular folklore from all over the country. I studied at the school which did not have good library facilities so I can not have a chance to read much books in the library. My spiritual teacher usually tell stories about prophets and other religious stories. My parents used to tell stories about the struggle in the era of fighting for independence. Listened tales or stories from the radio broadcasts was the most often I did. At that time, the radio became one of the most entertained device for the public. Radio is the cheaper and more accessible entertainment rather than television for the public. I often listened the story of a warrior defenders of truth. The story of how the truth should be fought against crime.

Of all the tales I’ve ever heard, I learned a lot of life values. The world is always running with two things that are always opposite. There are good and bad, black and white, hard and easy. From story and tales I learned how to compliance with the orders of parents. I must always try to be kind to them. I believe that against to parents rules will affected bad impact. Stories and tales are also taught that the truth must be fought. No matter how difficult we should always have faith that the truth will always defeat

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[EF#14 Weekly Challenge] School Time vs Movie Time

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“What do you thinking when I tell you these names Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo ?”. If I don’t displayed any image in this post I believe many people will answer these names was a famous painting or sculpture artists. Who does not know Leonardo da Vinci ? The maker of famous painting called “monalisa”. I knew these names since the first year at Junior High School. But they were not about great painter at all. I knew these names as the names of cartoon characters called “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT)”.

The story of TMNT was begin when four of turtles contaminated by very high radiation materials. And then they deformed into some creature with intelligence and ability like human being. They are trained by “guru splinter” to become proficient ninja. They consist of four member Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo. They are together eradicate crime in Manhattan city. They also has some “human” friends to help them in performing their duties. One of their friend is April O’Neil who work as journalist. And the biggest enemy that always make them busy called Shredder. Shredder coming from other planets to invade the earth. But he never made his dream come true because Donatello cs always ready to keep the earth.

Why this cartoon character become my favorite? Although at the same time I also watched Flash Gordon, Megaloman and other cartoon movies. Until 1989 there is no other tv channel that I watched but TVRI. I dont have a change to choose any tv programs I liked. I watched what TVRI wanted to show. When RCTI appeared for the first time in 1989 I felt curiously to saw their programs. RCTI aired at limited time at the beginning and also we has to used specific antenna to catch the broadcast. Unfortunately, RCTI aired at the same time with my school time. For the first year in Junior High School my time school lasts between 13 to 17 pm. At the same time TMNT movie aired on RCTI. I have trouble to saw the movie. On several time I did not go to school just because I want to watch this movie. I always feel guilty every time I remember what I did.

This is the story of my favorite cartoon movie to face the BEC challenge.

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