Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I love my parents

they never celebrate their wedding day
they don't even care about the date, I guess.
but they've been together since 1968

mereka ngga pernah merayakan ulang tahun perkawinan
mungkin malah ngga peduli tanggal berapa mereka menikah
tapi mereka telah bersama sejak 1968





my father is a bright one. he's always been so patient. he used to be a painter until something wrong with his eyes. but he sold all his paintings for life. the only painting I remember the last time I saw was in his parents house, tittled 'jaka tarub', but I don't know where it is now. it's so sad nothing left.

bapakku sangat cerdas. dia seorang penyabar. dulu dia pelukis, sampai ada sesuatu terjadi dengan matanya. tapi semua lukisannya dijual untuk hidup. satu-satunya lukisan yang sku ingat, aku lihat terakhir tergantung di rumah orang tua bapak, judulnya 'jaka tarub', tapi sekarang juga entah di mana. sedih, tak ada satu pun yang tertinggal

he took me hunting, fishing, play tennis. he taught me drawing and painting. and I believe from him I got my brain.

dia mengajakku berburu, memancing, main tennis. dia yang mengajariku menggambar dan melukis. dan aku percaya, darinya aku dapat otakku




my mother was so beatiful, and still is. she's not as patient as father but she' always cared about us, her children, I knew. she used to be a singer, a dancer, and a gym atlet. so I know where I got those abilities from.

ibuku dulu cantik banget, dan sekarang juga masih. tidak sepenyabar bapak, tapi dia selalu menyayangi kami anak-anaknya, aku tahu itu. dia dulu penari, penyanyi, dan atlet senam. jadi aku tahu pasti dari mana aku dapat semua kebisaanku sekarang.

she is a strong woman, a very strong one. that made me, at least not become a weak girl

ibuku wanita yang sangat kuat. ini membuatku, paling tidak, bukan menjadi wanita yang lemah.



2 has become 21

2 sudah menjadi 21

I miss them

aku rindu bapak ibu..




6 comments:

angie said...

What a great tribute, and I love that you wrote the 2 now have a posterity of 21.

The Burp Cloth Babe said...

Beautiful memories, thanks for sharing!

Crazy Daisy said...

Your parents sound wonderful, and very talented! thank you for sharing this!

Kelli said...

very nice thoughts about your parents and great looking family! thanks for sharing. Its nice to get to know others from around the world. No many others in my 4 little walls. hehe I really need to get out more often. Thanks again

Are You Serious! said...

♥ What a legacy! It's hard when family lives a long distance away!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Beautiful tribute post for your parents! Love the old photos!