Friday, January 2, 2009

new year's eve/day with Dan

so this is what I did for new year's eve. sitting and enjoying 15 minutes weird massages on this lazy chair, till I fell asleep in Dan's office's lobby. Dan was up in his office room, having a meeting. and the kids were 130km away, at their granny's.
jadi inilah acara malam tahun baruanku. menikmati pijatan aneh di 'lazy-chair' sampai ketiduran di lobby kantor Dan... Dan masih di lantai dua di ruang kerjanya, dan anak-anak 130km jauhnya dari aku, di rumah embahnya...




we got out of Dan's office at 10.30 and saw this. yeah, everybody fulfilled their tank for the nite...
kami keluar dari kantor Dan jam 10.30 dan melihat ini. yeah, semua orang mengisi penuh tankinya untuk persiapan muter-muter sepanjang malam..




we had to soon get out of the city center, or we would be trapped in a huge traffic jam. like all vehicles in Semarang were coming to one direction, Simpang Lima, to witness the 00.00 AM, blow trumpets and fireworks. yes this view below was just a beginning to that.
kami harus cepat-cepat keluar dari pusat kota, atau akan terjebak di kemacetan luar biasa. sepertinya semua kendaraan dari seluruh penjuru Semarang menuju ke Simapng Lima, menyaksikan jam 00.00, meniup trompet, dan menyalakan kembang api. pemandangan ini hanyalah awalnya...




I wanted to ask Dan to join them, or at least park on the top of Gombel Hills so we could at least enjoy the fire works. but how could I? seeing Dan's tired face, I could imagine him looking at me and beg without saying,"please, no. do you want to kill me?". of course not, honey. this is your birthday and I still love you...
so we eat at street fried rice and home and sleep. I could still hire the fire works from nearby, but was too sleep to get out and see...
pengin sih, ngajak Dan ikut rame-rame, atau paling tidak parkir di Gombel dan lihat kembang apinya. tapi mana tega? lihat wajah capek Dan aku sudah membayangkan jawabannya. 'Plis deh, kamu mau membunuhku?". tentu tidak, sayang. ini hari ulang tahunmu, dan aku masih mencintaimu..
akhirnya kami makan nasi goreng pinggir jalan, lalu pulang dan tidur. kami masih sempat mendengar kembang api yang di nyalakan deket-deket rumah. tapi ngantuk bangeeet...




we woke up pretty late and decided to just enjoy the day before we pick up the kids. yes, Gunung Pati durians was the best enjoyment you can have. they are so soft and tender and delicious.. yummy...
kami bangun super telat, dan memutuskan untuk santai aja seharian sebelum berangkat menjemput anak-anak. yup, duren Gunung Pati adalah cara terhebat memanjakan diri. lembut, tebel, enak....




we filled our baggage with plenty of them, and went for Wonogiri, to pick the kids...
dan kami penuhi bagasi, lalu berangkat ke Wonogiri jemput anak-anak...




HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

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10 comments:

Are You Serious! said...

♥ I'm glad you at least got a massage! We didn't do much for the New Year either! :)

forgetfulone said...

We didn't do much either. We had a nice meal out then went home, watched some TV. I took a nice, long hot bath, then a little champagne, and we were off to bed.

langitjiwa said...

wow! mbak. foto duriannya itu loh( ngiler) hahaha
selamat sore,mbak.
selamat tahun baru utk kelurga disana
salam sejahtera selalu.

BJ Roan said...

We stayed home, played Scrabble, and watched a movie. To me that's a perfect way to bring in the New Year.

Heather said...

Happy New Year.

Our kids are at the age that they would rather spend New Years with their friends than at home with the old folks. We just watched TV and the ball drop in New York, gave our kisses and went to bed. Your fireworks would have been fun, but sometimes it nice to just be home.

Triplet Mama said...

Happy New Year!
Oh fried rice sounds so yummy! And what is that interesting fruit at the end?

latree said...

@melissa: yeah, that was good
@di: that's what I did all my life. I've never been out for new year's eve, even once
@Langit jiwa said: the durian looks yummy, happy new year
---> ayuk sini, tak traktir (come over, I'll buy you some)
@BJ roan & Heather: I agree
@tripletmama: its a tropical fruit,
looks so bad outside because it has hard thorns and hurt, so difficult to open. but inside... it is smooth and smell s good and delicious..

WheresMyAngels said...

I'm laughing so hard. I would of had no idea what durians were if it wasn't for the show here that has a man whom travels the world to eat odd food. I have seen him eat everything and he never spits anything out and almost always says it is good. Til he ate durians, he spit them out and offended the man growing them. I'll have to show my husband your blog. He missed that episode and will want to see what the man wouldn't eat.

Happy Late Birthday to your husband and Happy New Year.

iway said...

met ultah buat bojomu yaa :D

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Well Troy worked too on new year's eve. The kids and I watched movies and said happy new year to each other at midnight!