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Cuaca yang Menyebal

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Otw to Campus: Salju di Nottingham, 2013

Katanya, cuaca di Inggris itu seperti perempuan. Tidak bisa diprediksi. Katanya,  ada dua hal di Inggris yang tidak boleh terlalu dipercaya: perkataan perempuan dan perakiraan cuaca. Cuaca di Inggris memang susah diprediksi, dan bisa berubah secara tiba-tiba. Pagi hari cerah tanpa awan, menjelang siang bisa tiba-tiba hujan, cerah kembali sore hari, dan semalaman turun salju. Hari ini sangat dingin, esok tiba-tiba menghangat kembali.

Cuaca di Inggris memang susah untuk dipahami, bahkan model matematis yang telah diteliti lebih satu abad pun, sering gagal digunakan untuk memprediksi. Sama halnya dengan perempuan, yang sangat susah untuk dipahami, bahkan mungkin untuk dipahami perempuan itu sendiri. Tapi, mungkin itulah yang menjadikan hidup dengan perempuan selalu menarik. Jika semuanya bisa dipahami, dimodelkan, dan dikendalikan, apa bedanya hidup dengan robot humanoid.

Sebagai mana kehidupan kita pada umumnya, misteri, teka-teki dan ketidakpastianyalah yang menjadikan hidup ini menjadi menarik bukan? betapa membosankanya hidup, jika semua yang ada bisa sepenuhnya kita kendalikan.

Kadang cuaca di Inggris terasa menyebal.  Saat musim dingin menusuk tulang, di hari menjelang fajar, hujan mengguyur, angin berhembus kencang, dan aku harus mengayuh sepeda ontel bututku melawan arah angin. Lalu, sebuah mobil berlari kencang, dengan jumawah memepetku, menamparkan air bekas hujan di jalanan yang kotor itu, tepat di mukaku. Jian…….*u*!  Diam……*u*!

Semuanya menghadirkan suasana hati yang kaya rasa. Rasa amarah yang berontak beradu dengan rasa sabar yang kembang kempis. Rasa nelangsa yang menjerit bergumul dengan keteguhan hati yang menentramkan. Rasa kesombongan yang tergerus perlahan dengan rasa ketulusan, kerendahan hati, dan kebesaran jiwa. Rasa ingin bermanja-manja tertelan oleh rasa getih berususah payah yang mengebu. Argh, menggembalakan rasa memang tidak pernah mudah.

Hanya semangat hidup dan keikhlasan menjalaninya, yang menjadikan cuaca yang menyebal tak jadi soal.

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The Snow That Brings Happiness and Joy

…. see the pretty snowflakes. Falling from the sky; On the wall and housetops. Soft and thick they lie. -Falling Snow Nursery Rhyme

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Snow On The Housetops

Snow could be severe problem for some people in particular area of the world. However, snow could bring genuine happiness and joy too. What happened on this Friday night, really reflected the latter.

It was on  boxing day 2014, a day after the Christmas day. The day where many outlets offered their BIG SALE. Since it was extremely cold and barely there were public transport services, we decided to stick at home. The sky was so grey and gloomy in the morning and turned to little shower in the afternoon. Luckily, the bed weather never could jeopardise my mood any more,  since I lived with my family in this city. Eventually, I do realise that family is always be the reason not to be sad in any conditions of sorrow.

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The Snow Flakes

 

It was in the evening, at around 7 pm, when we looked outside and realised that all housetops become so white. Yeah, the snow flakes were falling down from the sky. Ilyas and his mom were very excited. It was the first in their life-time to see the snow in person. We were so happy and joyful with the snow.

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The Road and Car were covered by the snow

 

Ilyas sang along a ‘Falling Snow’ song while seeing the pretty snow flakes from the window. He laughed and cheered. For Ilyas it was like ‘imagination comes true’. He is a big fan of Pororo series where the background of the story is snowy places.  Indeed, he was eager to go outside to catch and hold tight the snow.

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Ilyas and The Snow Flakes

 

Finally, we went outside and played around with the snow. What a wonderful sight. The road and cars were covered by the snowflakes. We walked along the road and let the snowflakes fallen on our hair and jacket. Felt the sensation of treading the snow heap. Grabbed the snow and realised that they are so soft. What a simple happiness and joy, isn’t it?

The snow kept falling down, falling down until late of night. Even, till early morning in the next day. For those want to know how our excitement with the snow.Watch the above video !