BJ: Ignorance to The Warning

Jobs answered the Lord “I know Lord that You are all-powerful that you can do everything you want. You ask how I dare question your wisdom when I am so very ignorant. I talked about things that I did not understand, about marvels too great for me to know.

You told me while you spoke and try to answer your questions. In the past, I only knew what others had told me but now I have seen with you with my own eyes. So I am ashamed of all I have said and repent in dust and ashes (Jobs 42: 1-6)

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Photo: The Vibe of Pasar Santa

Vynil record player at the Laidback Blues Store [2014: E O]

Vynil record player at the Laidback Blues Store [2014: E O]

Claypot Popo [2014: E O]

Claypot Popo [2014: E O]

Ketan Pasar is a sticky rice based snack joint [2014: E O]

Ketan Pasar is a sticky rice based snack joint [2014: E O]

The famous Pasar Santa black dog of DOG [2014: E O]

The famous Pasar Santa black dog of DOG [2014: E O]

Paint in one of corner of Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

Paint in one of corner of Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

The actual Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

The actual Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

Spinning in Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

Spinning in Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

The head of Pasar Santa, Bambang Sugiharto [2014: E O]

The head of Pasar Santa, Bambang Sugiharto [2014: E O]

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BJ: Warning Against Adultery

My child, pay attention and listen to my wisdom and insight. Then you will know how to behave properly and your words will show that you have knowledge.

The lips of another man’s wife may as sweet as honey and her kisses as smooth as olive oil, but when it is all over, she leaves you nothing but bitterness and pain. She will take you down to the world of the dead; road she walks is the road to death. She does not stay on the road of life, but wanders off and does not realize what is happening.

Now listen to me sons and never forget what I am saying! Keep away from such a woman. Don’t even go near her door! If you do, other will gain the respect that you had once had and you will die young at the hands of merciless people. Yes, strangers will take your wealth and what you have worked for will belong to someone else.

You will lie groaning on your death bed, your flesh and muscles being eaten away and you will say “Why would I never learn? Why would I never let anyone correct me? I would not listen to my teachers. I paid no attention to them. And suddenly I found myself publicly disgrace.

Be faithful to your own wife and give your love to her alone. Children that you have by other woman will do you no good. Your children should grow up to help you, not strangers. So be happy with your wife and find your joy with the woman you married. Pretty and graceful as a deer. Let her charms keep you happy; let her surround you with her love.

Son, why should you prefer the charms of another man’s wife? The Lord sees everything you do, wherever you go, he is watching. The sins of the wicked are a trap. They get caught in the net of their own sin. They die because they have no self control. Their utter stupidity will send them to their grave. -Proverbs 5: 1-23

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Coretan: Sebuah Percakapan

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Suatu hari di bulan Juni 2013, Jordan memposting foto dirinya seusai melakukan olah raga di halaman Facebooknya. Dalam komentar foto tersebut, Stephanie mengingatkan pada Jordan bahwa dia harus ingat bahwa dia punya istri dan anak di Nigeria.

My sweet handsome husband, you look hot! Remember that you have a wife and children o. I am proud of you,

My honey, I am looking well for you and the boys as I am a committed man in you.” saur Jordan.

God will do everything he promised and it is gonna be great.” kata Stephanie.

Amen honey.” jawab Jordan singkat.

Apakah dugaan saya benar bahwa saya merupakan korban romance scam dari Jordan? Semuanya nampak baik-baik saja antara Jordan dan Stephanie. Jordan pun menyatakan komitmennya pada istrinya. Lalu apalagi yang perlu saya pertanyakan. Saya pun menarik nafas dalam-dalam menyadari betapa bodohnya saya selama ini.

Sooner or later, the truth would be revealed. It is just a matter of time before it happens. And now the time is coming now. Jordan, Jordan…. saya memang telah terjebak dalam permainan kamu. Namun saya masih penasaran apakah kamu terjebak dalam permainan kamu sendiri sehingga kamu jatuh cinta pada saya? Atau, sesungguhnya kamu enggak pernah jatuh cinta pada saya? Entahlah! Saya enggak pernah bisa mempercayai kata-katamu Jordan.

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Coretan: Doa Seorang Istri

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Suatu hari di bulan April 2011, Stephanie mengirim pesan pada Jordan bertanya akan keadaannya di Indonesia. “Today is your son birthday. A boring one for that matter. I hope your journey goes smoothly,” sebuah pesan dari sang istri yang mengkhawatirkan dan merindukan suaminya yang sedang berkelana mencari uang di negeri orang.

The journey has been the most difficult experience in my life. I am stranded at the airport for more than 24 hours because the person, who suppose to clear my overstay failed to come. I just managed to arrive in Dili yesterday and start to apply for visa at the Indonesian embassy today. It is a hell lot of stress. It would take three days to process. Regarding our son birthday, he has been celebrating the birthday with a lot of fanfare in these past six years and this year he should be able to realize that life is not perfect and everyday is not christmas. I wish him more years ahead with God’s blessing and protection. Please send my love to him. I hope your sister birthday was fun,” jawab Jordan melalui pesan singkat.

Just take it easy. It shall be well. God Almighty will see you through back home. I cover you with the blood of Jesus. In Jesus name, Amen.” kata Stephanie mengakhiri percakapan mereka.

Jujur saja, Stephanie sama sekali enggak seperti yang saya bayangkan selama ini. Jordan selalu menggambarkan Stephanie sebagai seorang istri yang menyebalkan. Namun sepertinya enggak seperti itu, bahkan hubungan mereka baik-baik saja. Tapi tahu apa saya tentang rumah tangga mereka? Kalau pun saya ingin tahu itu karena saya enggak mau merebut suami orang dan menghancurkan rumah tangga seseorang. Itu saja.

Lagipula setelah membaca pembicaraan mereka tersebut, saya jadi merasa bersalah. Andai saja saya tahu sejak awal bahwa dia masih menikah dan pernikahan mereka baik-baik saja, saya lebih memilih untuk berteman dengan Jordan. Saya enggak mau jadi homewrecker. Kasihan Stephanie.

Honey, how are you? Hope you are doing fine. When are you gonna be back to Jakarta? You should call us at least. Please take care,” kata Stephanie melalui pesan singkat pada Jordan keesokkan harinya.

My dear, the situation is not that good as I try to manage the little money with me to eat. Making an international call is very expensive in USD. I hope by weekend, I would return to Indonesia. There is only one flight from Dili to Denpasar but my return ticket has been confirmed on Saturday. I would immediately call you as soon as I arrive in Bali. Hope the boys and you are doing well. Take care with love and remain blessed!”  jawab Jordan.

Saya sebenernya bingung dengan Jordan. Apa yang Jordan inginkan dari saya? Hubungan dia dan istrinya sepertinya baik-baik saja. Mereka saling mencintai sebagai suami istri. Lalu kenapa dia berselingkuh dan menyatakan cinta pada perempuan lain. Apa yang dia cari? Seks? Kalau seks, kenapa harus menyatakan cinta? Atau uang? Sebagai perempuan, saya harus akui bahwa perempuan paling gampang diiming-iming yang namanya cinta bahkan perempuan bersedia memberikan apapun yang mereka miliki selama bisa dan mampu .

Entahlah! Saya enggak memahami Jordan sama sekali. I guess I am blindly in love with him.

My dear, you are a gift to me by God and I miss and love you more than you know. You and the kids are all I have in this life. I want you to know that and carry in your heart every time and every day. I will travel to East Timor again on Monday morning. I will be back to Jakarta on Friday. You can reach me to my Indonesia and Timorese number. Please take care. Love you.” kata Jordan melalui sebuah pesan singkat pada istrinya.

Okay honey. Take care of yourself. I love you a whole lot.  I hope your trip will go smoothly. I cover you with the blood of Jesus. In Jesus name, Amen.”

Sekali lagi, saya enggak paham dengan apa yang Jordan inginkan dalam hubungan kami. Dia mencintai istrinya dan keluarganya. Tapi masih saja dia main belakang seolah dia sama sekali enggak menghargai istrinya. Well, selama saya mengenal Jordan…. saya merasa bahwa Jordan selalu mengkelas duakan perempuan sedangkan dia sebagai laki-laki bebas melakukan apapun yang dia inginkan.

Sepertinya insting saya memang benar, Jordan hanya menginginkan uang saya. Bukankah begitu? Saya harus mulai mengujinya.

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BJ: Wisdom and Stupidity

If you correct conceited people, you will only be insulted. If you reprimand evil people, you will only get hurt. Never correct conceited people, they will hate you for it. But if you correct the wise, they will respect you. Anything you say to the wise, will make them wiser. Whatever you tell the righteous will add to their knowledge. To be wise, you must first have reverence for the Lord. If you know the Holy One, you have understanding. Wisdom will add years to life. You are the one who will profit if you have wisdom and if you reject it, you are the one who will suffer ~Proverbs 9: 7 -12

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Stupidity is like a loud, ignorant, shameless person. To the foolish, (s)he says “Stolen water is sweeter. Stolen bread tastes better.” Her victims do not know that the people die who go her house, that those who have already entered are now in deep in the world of the dead ~ Proverbs9: 17-18

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Photo: Rum Pa Pa Pam

I pulled out that gun [2014: C P]

I pulled out that gun [2014: C P]

If you're playing me for a fool. I will lose my cool and reach for my fire arm [2014: C P]

R.E.SU.L.T [2014: C P]

Somebody tell me what am I gonna do with this [2014: C P]

Somebody tell me what am I gonna do with this [2014: C P]

Calibre 38 [2014: C P]

Calibre 38 [2014: C P]

If you're playing me for a fool. I will lose my cool and reach for my fire arm  [2014: C P]

If you’re playing me for a fool. I will lose my cool and reach for my fire arm – Rihanna [2014: C P]

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