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Gelombang, Petualangan Memecahkan Misteri Mimpi

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Petualangan memecahkan misteri mimpi menguak jati diri.

HIDUP di tengah masyarakat Batak, Ichon, yang kemudian lebih sering disebut sebagai Alfa Sagala, tidak pernah menyangka sebuah upacara gondang akan benar-benar mengubah jalan hidupnya. Kemunculan sososk si Jaga Portibi dan mimpi-mimpi aneh di dalam tidurnya membuatnya diliputi misteri, terlebih ketika orang-orang sakti mulai berdatangan memperebutkan dirinya.

Misterinya menjadi semakin rumit tatkla di dalam setiap tidurnya nyawa adalah taruhannya. Sementara orang berharap untuk segera terlelap, Alfa harus terus terjaga agar mimpi-mimpi itu tidak datang membunuhnya. Ada sesuatu di dalam dirinya.

Petualangan memecahkan misteri mimpinya berlanjut tatkala ia merantau sebagai imigran ilegal di Amerika. Pertemuannya dengan Nicky dan Dr. Colin di Somniverse membuatnya semakin teguh untuk menguak apa yang sebenarnya terjadi pada dirinya. Maka bertolaklah ia ke Lembah Yarlung, Tibet, menemui dr. Kalden Sakya demi sebuah petunjuk. Di sana ia berhasil mengetahui siapa dirinya sebenarnya. Namun petualangan masih meninggalkan sepenggal misteri tentang sosok Ishtar, the legendary one night stand yang sempat hadir di dalam mimpinya.

Pada awal mula membaca seri pertama buku ini saya tau, novel ini bukan novel biasa. Sehingga, tak ubahnya para tokoh di dalam cerita yang berupaya memecahkan misteri hidupnya, sebagai pembaca setia seri Supernova, saya pun turut menerka-nerka petunjuk apa yang akan muncul pada kisah berikutnya.

Melalui Gelombang, pada akhirnya petunjuk itupun dimunculkan. Di sini saya mulai bisa membuat prediksi bagaimana kelanjutan cerita tokoh-tokoh seperti Bodhi (Akar), Elektra (Petir), Zarah (Partikel), dan Ferre (Ksatria). Atau siapakah sebenarnya sosok Ishtar, Gio, Diva, ataupun Kell.

Meskipun demikian sudah terlihat, di sini Dewi Lestari tidak ingin memuaskan pembacanya, melainkan membuatnya semakin penasaran dan mungkin kecewa. Sesuai dengan skenario yang telah dipersiapkan sejak 2001—skenario yang sempurna, menurut saya. Mendadak saya tidak sabar menunggu novel keluaran baru Dee, Intelegensi Embun Pagi.

©Tina Latief

Place Where We Can always Learn and See People

MY FAVORITE place could be everywhere. It could be shopping center, bookstore, restaurant, train station, museum, street, zebra cross, or traditional market. I love  staying in place where I can see people. For me, seeing people is fun. People, even they don’t talk directly, they can tell us many stories about their life.

People in traditional market

two women in a transaction

helping mother to selling vegetables

Together enjoying shopping time

Traditional market is one of my favorite place. It doesn’t mean traditional market is the best place to spend money because the price is lower than supermarket (hihi), but traditional market is the best place where I can see (and learn) how people make money and connection.

In the traditional market, making money is about to wait. They can’t get the buyer suddenly. In the traditional market, seller should interact with people and so the buyers. It’s different when we shopping in the shopping center or supermarket. There’s no interaction between people to people as close as in traditional market.

These pictures was taken several months ago when I was in Yogyakarta. I was very excited walking through this people and moment. Traditional market in Yogyakarta of course different with the one in Jakarta. It has its own story, and I guess every different place will have its own story.

I believe as long as God create different people in this world, story among people must be diverse.  As long as I can stand among different people, I can heard and seen many stories. In the end, staying in a place with (different) people is profitable. It’s not only because they teach me about the real life, but also teach me how to love, care, and respect to others.

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How many books have you read in your life?

img_20160610_141700“How many books have you read in your life?”

Berapa banyak buku yang telah kamu baca sepanjang hidupmu? kurang lebih begitulah terjemahan pertanyaan yang saya temukan di sebuah buku itu. Dan pertanyaan itu membuat saya berpikir, ada berapa buku yang sudah saya baca sepanjang hidup saya? Continue reading

Exploring The Old Books: Kissing Every Words in Its Pages

Yesterday, I came to visit library in my campus to find some books related to my take home test. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the book after spent much time for looking. I was looking and keep looking but no result. And then I realized that I was just lost. Yes, I guess I was just lost. I was stranded in an area where the old books were slept tight in its shelf.

The beauty of an ancient

For a second I thought I was stranded in a terrible-boring place. But I was wrong, it was fun being in the library with hundreds of old and dusty books. It might because I love something vintage so I can enjoy this kind of situation. I could enjoy touching every holes or folds I found in that books, and I could enjoy kissing the smell of an old book which came from every pages I touched in there. Something you didn’t find in a perfume shop, right?

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The beauty of an ancient

Spent time in a place which full of old and ancient books also gimme some imagination. I was about the book with arches on the edge, and then the book with so many plasters and rips in its body. In my imagination it was representing age, behaviour, and time related to human body. The first book represent the human body which ruined by bad behaviour, then the second book was represent the human body which ruined by time. It was just like death. When the time comes, human body will ruined and turn to nothing.

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I also found something awesome in this section of books. It was about finding foreign phrasa and style of writing in the past. I love this Hindi writings (hope can read and understand the meaning) and also the old style written in this book. I think it was awesome, not only showed different culture in different country, but also given us a picture about a changing culture in a certain period of time.

Do you love something old or vintage? What is it?

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