31/366 : 71 years

The good note to share from Budi Warsitoand the story behind the famous Indonesian Independent Day declaration.

1945 vs. 2605

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Pernahkah Anda memperhatikan dan bertanya-tanya, bahwa di teks proklamasi—baik versi tulisan tangan maupun yang diketik—memang tercantum angka ’05 (seperti kata guru-guru SD kita, itu singkatan dari tahun Jepang 2605), tapi kenapa di rekaman audio yang kerap diputar di TV-TV terdengar jelas Bung Karno melafalkan “..seribu sembilan ratus ampat puluh lima..” alias 1945? Mengapa beliau tidak mengucap “..duaribu anem ratus lima..” saja sesuai teks? Kenapa bisa beda, antara yang ditulis dengan yang dibaca? Jawaban paling meyakinkan sejauh ini adalah: rekaman audio tersebut sebenarnya tidak direkam tepat pada saat pembacaan proklamasi di hari Jumat Legi bulan Ramadhan tanggal 17 Agustus 1945 pukul sepuluh pagi, melainkan baru beberapa tahun setelahnya. Yak betul, itu baru direkam beberapa tahun setelahnya. Sejumlah sumber menyebut tahun 1951, konon itu pun setelah Presiden Sukarno berhasil dibujuk dengan susah payah oleh Joesoef Ronodipoero, pendiri Radio Republik Indonesia yang saat itu baru saja membeli peralatan anyar. Bapak Proklamator akhirnya berkenan “membacakan ulang” naskah proklamasi yang legendaris itu untuk direkam oleh Bapak RRI. Setelah beberapa tahun merdeka, termasuk harus mengalami tahun-tahun awal pasca-kemerdekaan yang tak mudah, sangat bisa dimengerti jika untuk rekaman audio-nya kemudian Presiden Sukarno lebih memilih mengucapkan angka 1945 tahun Masehi yang ikonik, mungkin sekaligus sebagai koreksi, dan jelas terdengar lebih nasionalis dan revolusioner ketimbang 2605 tahun Jepang di teks aslinya. Setelah itu baru Lokananta, perusahaan rekaman milik negara yang berdiri pada 1956 di Surakarta, kemudian memperbanyak rekaman “pembacaan ulang” proklamasi itu ke dalam format plat gramofon (shellac) berkecepatan 78rpm, dibundel berurutan di side A dengan lagu “Indonesia Raya” ciptaan W.R. Supratman versi instrumental resmi pemerintah—diaransemen oleh Jozef “Jos” Cleber beserta Orkes Cosmopolitan dengan beberapa saran/masukan dari Presiden Sukarno langsung.

* Mas Budi Warsito is the owner of private library called Kineruku which has 4000 books, 1000 music and film collections

Umbrella

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You were the umbrella above my head
In the night where the cold rain fell above my shoulders
You being by my side was a habit
I can’t be without you
alone in the rain

Epik High ft Younha, Umbrella –

The photo owned by Ahmad Subki ( @subky ), my favourite Indonesian Instagram-ers. His works are stunning and amazing, simple and meaningfull. Although we lived in same city, I completly have no idea where he took all his beautiful pictures.

Picture of Copenhagen

Instagram posted photos from Copenhagen Instagram’er, Morten Nordstrøm (@mortenordstrom) , in #howIshoot column, 2 weeks ago. And suddenly brought all my memories about this city. The photos are beautifully captured the city through the puddle  (see#puddlegram) and I love them so much. Every time he posted a new picture, I mostly recollect my memory to find where exactly the place he captured, because I almost passed those places everyday or on the weekend.

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Already sent him a fan mail, and thanked him for these great photos.

ps. I took the picture from Instagram Blog.

Live in Another World

I think, I trapped in a world called Tumblr. This place gives me another pleasure in my life. Found other person who has same interest, same thought and same perception without obligation to know each other. I find new things in this place, about science and religion, literature and movie, also politic and design. Maybe, not everyone understand why Tumblr being addiction, because it so fun and addicted.

I quite didn’t understand, but who lived in Tumblr, exactly were artist. They provide great illustration, photo and gif, and don’t forget they create an imaginer role and story. These people even can make a gif from a very fresh occasion program on television, so you surely didn’t miss any issue.

And I never know, being anonymous is fun, now I know for sure. You don’t need to show your identity, at least you really sure to say your name for friendship sake.

The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.