Tuesday, March 10, 2009

it was, an adventure

some body tore my bag with a cutter or something.
ada yang merobek tasku pake silet



but they didn't succeed getting any thing from it.
tapi tidak berhasil mengambil apa pun

so I thought I'd better put my wallet in...
jadi kupikir sebaiknya aku menyimpan dompetku di...



ah, couldn't think of any better place.
tidak terpikir ada tempat yang lebih baik lagi

it happened last Monday when I and my children and my sister and her children, went to Sekaten. Sekaten is a festival held by Surakarta Empire to memorize Prophet Muhammad's birthday.
kejadiannya Senin kemaren, waktu aku dan anak-anakku dan kakakku dan anak-anaknya, pergi ke Sekaten. Sekaten adalah festival yang diadakan di Keraton Surakarta untuk memperingati hari kelahiran Nabi Muhammad.

actually we didn't plan to visit the Sekaten. we only wanted to visit the Surakarta Palace. but, we were so lucky (or unlucky?) because that day was the day of Grebeg Mulud, the culmination of Sekaten Festival.
tadinya kami bukan berencana nonton Sekaten. cuma pengen berkunjung ke Kraton. tapi kami sangat beruntung (atau sial?) karena hari itu bertepatan dengan perayaan Grebeg Mulud, puncak perayaan Sekaten.

Solonese are very concerned about this occasion. well you can call us Solonese. but honestly, this is the first time in my life I attend this annual festival.
warga Solo menganggap perayaan ini sangat penting. kami bisa juga sih disebut rakyat Solo. tapi jujur, ini pertama kalinya kami nonton perayaan rutin tahunan ini.

take a look and you'll see why pickpockets were having fun along the festival.
lihat aja, pantesan copet berpesta pora di sini




why do I let myself trapped in this crowd?
kenapa aku mau-maunya nyebur di keramaian ini?




and let my kids burnt under the 11.00AM sun?
dan membiarkan anak-anak terbakar matahari jam 11.00 siang?




and why should I climb to get best position to take pictures?
bela-belain manjat tembok supaya dapat tempat terbaik untuk memotret?



was it worth what I finally got?
apakah setimpal dengan yang kudapat?

you tell me when I tell what I got, on my very next post.
kasih tahu pendapatmu jika nanti kuceritakan hasilnya, di postingan mendatang.

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13 comments:

iway said...

hohoho baru tau ya, sekaten itu kalo siang banyak copet kalo malam panggung dangdutan setengah telanjang, malu banget bawa-bawa nama nabi tapi acaranya ga islami babar blas

Heather said...

These pictures are great. I'm glad that you weren't hurt by the pick pocket, or that he didn't get your wallet.

Evi said...

keliatan panasnya ga nguati, terik banget....
kasian anak2 :(

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Oh man. I'm glad they weren't successful! Isn't it sad how dishonest some people can be.

Wayne said...

Great pictures, I can't belive that anybody could be so sick as to try pickpoceting

Cecily R said...

Well now I need desperately to know what you got while you were getting into the best position!!!!

Glad the pickpocket didn't get your wallet. Stinkin' bad guys!

forgetfulone said...

Sorry about the pickpocket. Glad you and the children weren't hurt. I love your photos, especially the last one.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

terrible terrible - my friend was pick-pocketed in bejing - I was with her- it was awful!

Fa said...

yaah... sayang tuh tasnya :D
tapi bersyukur banget deh copetnya nggak dapet apa2, plus dirimu nggak kenapa2 ;)

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

I am so glad they weren't able to get anything! But the festival looks fun, even in the hot sun.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

It's such a bummer that there are people out there trying to take your hard earned cash! Glad that you were inspired to put it elsewhere. Looks like you had a good time at the festival.

Indrani said...

I am a little worried about the wallet you put in the bag... I am waiting to read the next part.

om warm said...

you know what,
that crowd is something amazing,
that we can't look at our ordinary days,
and about that pickpocket .. wellcome to real life :)