Cycling at Weekend

This weekend, we went cycling. Yes, we. Not me, alone.

It was actually my first time ride with Zaidan on a bike with child seat. I was a bit nervous at the first cycles, but I managed to handle the balance as the time went on. My wife also enjoyed her cycling, as her last cycling might be back many years before ;-)

Lock and lock.

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We were cycling along with Yarra river. The river has cycling tracks along so it was very convenience to cycling on this track. We rent bikes for two hours. And you know what? Those two hours really flew very fast.

We only stopped for ice creams at McD Southbank. Yesterday was really a hot day. So after we returned the bikes, I bought a 1.5 L mineral water and also 600 ml coke.

Zaidan asked for drink very often. Might be because of the weather. My wife said Zaidan was sometimes looked a bit sleepy while sitting on the bike child seat. Zaidan was very happy with his first experience sitting on the bike child seat. So, definitely I’ll find bike child seat in the next few days.

What about your weekend? Do you enjoy your weeekend?

Friday Prayer at ICV

Yesterday, I have my friday prayer at ICV. ICV stands for Islamic Council Victoria. This mosque also well known as Jeffcott Mosque. This is the only mosque that I know in City.

Two weeks ago I didn’t have friday prayer hence Ballarat Trip.

The speaker spoke very clear and in a very good pronounced English. It made me easy to understand what the discourse was all about.

He mentioned the five things before five things. He also discuss about Moderacy in Islam. Since we will entering Summer Holiday, he reminded us to be fair to ourself, our wife, our son, and our family. Don’t forget their rights.

We can have our summer holiday for fun, but don’t forget our Creators.

This friday prayer reminded me not to very busy. What a coincidence, since this week I had five-days sprint.

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Waktu Luang Sebelum Waktu Sempit

Salah satu perkara yang disebutkan dalam “5 Perkara Sebelum 5 Perkara” adalah waktu luang sebelum waktu sempit.

Seringkali saya mengeluh, tak sempat melakukan ini-itu karena terlalu sibuk. Lantas apakah saya benar-benar kekurangan waktu? Apakah usai Subuh saya memilih tidur lagi atau memulai aktivitas?

Atau menyalahkan saja cuaca untuk alasan paling gampang.

Memang ada hal-hal yang perlu dilakukan pada “saat yang tepat”. Maksudnya, bukan sembarangan waktu kosong saja. Tapi jika harus menunggu waktu kosong atau mood datang, bukannya akan sulit? Langkah pertama memang selalu yang paling sulit.

Just do it!

Toko dan Perpustakaan

Kalau di Indonesia, "Rumah gue, dari Indomaret belok kiri". Kalau di Australia, "I live near Coles".

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Jika di Jakarta, kehidupan berakhir hingga larut malam, hal yang berbeda di Melbourne. Toko-toko tutup pukul 5 atau 6 sore. Jika hari Kamis dan Jum’at, toko-toko bisa tutup lebih malam. Itu pun hanya hingga pukul 9 malam.

Di Jakarta? Mal bisa tutup hingga pukul 10 malam setiap hari, atau hingga 12 malam saat akhir pekan.

Di Melbourne, apakah yang tutup lebih malam dari toko? Perpustakaan dan kolam renang. Hihihi…

Menunggu Cuaca Cerah

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Tinggal di bagian bumi selatan ternyata menyisakan langit yang sedikit diselimuti awan. Langit terlihat begitu biru.

Tapi itu jika cuaca sedang cerah.

Jika cuaca sedang berawan atau akan hujan, langit akan berwarna kelabu. Walau hujan di bumi bagian selatan hanya bagaikan rintik hujan di bumi tropis.

Bepergian dalam cuaca cerah akan sangat menyenangkan. Kita bisa mendapatkan gambar dengan latar belakang langit biru. Tapi kalau menunggu cuaca cerah baru pergi, kapan mau pergi?

Sekarang saya baru mengerti mengapa basa-basi di sini adalah membincangkan cuaca.

Hidup di Luar Negeri

Apakah definisi hidup di luar negeri?

* Apakah saat tinggal di luar negeri?
* Apakah saat berinteraksi dengan orang-orang bukan se-negara?
* Apakah saat meninggalkan akar budaya?
* Apakah saat makan makanan asing?
* Apakah saat menulis dengan bahasa asing?
* Apakah saat jalan-jalan ke obyek wisata luar negeri?

Apakah batas negara itu benar-benar ada atau hanya imaginary boundary?

#random