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Monday, October 20, 2014

Termakan Hegemoni

Senin, 20 Oktober 2014


Hari ini akan dicatat sejarah sebagai hari dimana bangsa Indonesia memiliki pemimpin utama yang ke-7, yang dielu-elukan oleh Amerika Serikat sebagai "New Hope", pemimpin yang bahkan sebelum dilantiknya, Presiden Rakyat Tiongkok sudah mengucapkan terima kasih kepada bangsa Indonesia, pemimpin yang terkenal dengan metode blusukan yang selalu diliput media seolah-olah memperlihatkan bahwa yang bersangkutan adalah pemimpin yang sangat pro dengan rakyat kecil. Biar bagaimanapun, sang pemimpin sudah terpilih, sekuat apapun berusaha agar tidak dipimpin olehnya namun rupanya semangat rakyat Indonesia untuk menjadikan beliau pemimpin lebih kuat. 

Ini adalah tulisan serius pertama yang muncul di blog ini. Mudah-mudahan tidak dianggap pro atau kontra terhadap salah satu golongan, baik yang kalah maupun menang. Awal hari memang meniatkan tulisan ini sebagai pengingat agar kita tidak terlalu bergembira mengelu-elukan yang notabene hanyalah manusia biasa yang tidak luput dari ketidaksempurnaan. Seorang manusia yang sesempurna apapun dia, pasti memiliki noda yang mungkin oleh mata-mata telanjang kita yang juga manusia biasa, tidak terlihat, yang Allah dengan sangat bermurah hatinya menutupi "noda" tersebut sehingga beliau tampak sempurna di ratusan juta mata rakyat Indonesia.

Pesta yang mengatasnamakan rakyat digelar hari ini, yang konon katanya dananya didapat dari sumbangan rakyat juga, puluhan atau mungkin ratusan lampion akan dilepas malam ini, bukti sukacita rakyat atas kegembiraan yang menurut saya, semu! 

Jangan sampai menyesal karena terlalu mengelu-elukan manusia, sehingga seolah-olah seperti menyembah kepada manusia, pun karena Allah telah berfirman dalam kitabNya, yang mana artinya:
"Hanya kepada-Mu kami menyembah, dan hanya kepada-Mu-lah kami mohon pertolongan." (Q.S. 1:5)

Sedih rasanya melihat perayaan yang terlalu berlebihan akan hal ini, dimana kita belum tahu seperti apa kinerja beliau pada 5 tahun ke-depan? Rasanya tidak patut melontarkan segala puja puji terhadap sesuatu yang kita belum tahu pasti apakah akan membawa bangsa ke arah manfaat atau kemudharatan. Sebagai seorang muslim haruslah merasa khawatir dan was-was, karena sebagaimana kamu, seperti itulha pemimpin-mu. Apa yang akan kita rasakan di 5 tahun ke depan itu adalah cerminan kondisi bangsa Indonesia saat ini. 


Berkata Imam ath Thurthûsî rahimahullahu dalam “Sirâj al Mulûk”, hal. 197 :

عُّمَّالكم أعمالكم، كما تكونوا يُولّى عليكمعُّمَّالكم أعمالكم، كما تكونوا يُولّى عليكم

“Amal-amal kalian adalah pemimpin-pemimpin kalian. Sebagaimana keadaan diri kalian, maka seperti itulah kalian akan dipimpin.”

Dalam al-Quran, Allah Ta’ala berfirman,

وَكَذَلِكَ نُوَليِّ بَعْضَ الظالِمِيْنَ بَعْضًا بِمَا كَانُوْا يَكْسِبُوْنَ

“Dan demikianlah kami jadikan sebagian orang zalim pemimpin atas sebagian lainnya disebabkan apa yang mereka perbuat.” (Q.S. 6:129)


Setiap jiwa akan berkumpul dengan jiwa yang sama juga, seperti yang dikatakan ummahatul mukminin, Aisyah radiyallahu'anhu:

قَالَ قَالَ اللَّيْثُ عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ سَعِيدٍ، عَنْ عَمْرَةَ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، رضى الله عنها قَالَتْ سَمِعْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ ‏ "‏ الأَرْوَاحُ جُنُودٌ مُجَنَّدَةٌ، فَمَا تَعَارَفَ مِنْهَا ائْتَلَفَ، وَمَا تَنَاكَرَ مِنْهَا اخْتَلَفَ ‏"‏‏.‏ وَقَالَ يَحْيَى بْنُ أَيُّوبَ حَدَّثَنِي يَحْيَى بْنُ سَعِيدٍ بِهَذَا‏.


"Ruh-ruh itu ibarat prajurit-prajurit yang dibaris-bariskan. Yang saling mengenal diantara mereka pasti akan saling melembut dan menyatu. Yang tidak saling mengenal diantara mereka pasti akan saling berbeda dan berpisah.” (H.R. Al Bukhari [3336] secara mu’allaq dari ’Aisyah, dan Muslim [2638], dari Abu Hurairah)

Akankah kita dijajah kembali oleh kepentingan-kepentingan yang tidah pro umat? Oleh orang-orang dzolim yang berkuasa nantinya. Akankah bangsa akan ditundukkan kembali oleh masyarakat non utama? Dijajah lagi, dijadikan budak lagi, oleh mereka yang memang hanya datang untuk mengeruk uang dan kekayaan pribumi dan justru mereka lebih makmur dan sejahtera karena mencari penghidupan dengan menghalalkan segala cara?! Na'udzubillah summa na'udzubillah!

Semoga Allah masih mau melindungi bangsa ini, terutama umat muslim, dari kedzoliman pemimpinnya.

Wallahu'alam bishowab. Akhukum fillah. :)

Friday, August 01, 2014

DapurSiGembil: Schotel Time!

Salam Readers,

One afternoon in Syawal 1435 Hijriyah, no one ate for lunch since Syawal Fasting has just started in GembilGembul's house. Gembul has started his office hour, meanwhile Gembil hasn't meet employee responsibilities yet. What a free life for more than a week! Hihihiii.. :D

So, this was what happened yesterday in DapurSiGembil when no office to dos should be done. 

A little mess-up to remind many recipes that had been forgotten since Gembil had started her office working.


And those mess-up in DapurSiGembil turn to these beautiful delicacy! Tadaaa!
Macaroni Schotel for Syawal Break-fasting.


Because the mixture was still left little behind, then Gembil tried to make a little creation to bake it and be feasible to eat. Here comes our Dorayaki Schotel!



What should you do? Here's a contekan from web sajiansedap.com that Gembil took as a reference.

Some useful tips in Schotel Time:
1. You may change smoked beef to sausage, chicken or beef. 
2. Moreover, if you want to make somehow a little bit healthy, then you can add choped vegetables, such as carrot, broccoli, or even spinach. All you have to do is just chopped the vegetables into the smallest pieces. If you do this, besides adding color for your schotel, the vegetables also give extra taste in it. In my schotel case, Gembil added 1 pcs of carrot.
3. Play with your seasoning and spices. Don't be afraid to add extra salt, pepper, or even the nutmeg powder if you want to feel the extra strong taste.
4. Pour the nutmeg powder, just a pinch, inside your oven after you put you schotel pan inside it. This will give extra flavour to your schotel.
5. You can use both cheddar or parmessan cheese, and for the topping, your schotel will be more delicious if you use quickmelt cheese. For this kind of cheese, mozarella is better! :D
6. Get an extra experiment to get shape of your schotel. If you're bored with square glass pan to bake your schotel then you can change to bake it in snack maker, like I did with my Dorayaki Schotel. Just pay attention to heat, different pan will take different time to bake until it is ready to serve.

Have a try and happy cooking! ^^v

Hadiah Si Gembil Versi Si Gembul

Salam,

Siapa yang gak suka dikasi hadiah? Bahkan seorang istri, sudah pasti senengnya minta ampun jika setiap kali suaminya pulang, baik dari pekerjaan maupun sekedar jalan-jalan, dibawakan oleh-oleh. Tapi apa dulu yang dijadikan oleh-oleh?
Somehow, jadi inget lagunya Alm. H. Benyamin Sueb dan Ida Royani, sekilas begini liriknya:

B (Benyamin) : Dek, abang pulang, dari kota pulang kandang.

I (Ida Royani): Abang bawa apaan?

B: Abang bawa bungkusan

I: Eh bungkusannye apaan?

B: Beginian!

I: Apaan si isinye bang?

B: Entar aje lu liat!

I: Buka dong aye liat!

B: Lu liat pasti melotot! Nih!

I: Heeeeh sepatu butut!

Nah, kalau sepatu butut?! Ogaaah daaah!

Sore ini sepulang kantor, Gembul bawain oleh-oleh yang priceless bangeet! Meskipun bukan bunga mawar, melati, atau bunga bank yg biasa dibawain suami buat istri, tapi ini priceless! 

Hadiahnya ternyata lebih bermanfaat dari segala jenis bunga-bunga-an yang hanya bersifat sementara. Bunga segar dalam 2-3 hari akan layu, bunga bank mengandung riba. Kalau buku? Sudah pasti bebas riba dan ilmu yang didapat darinya Inshaa Allah long lasting!

Makasiih yaa suami, I love you full! :*

3 buku sebelah kanan hadiah dari suami pulang kantor hari ini (Islam Yang Kuyakini, Habiskan Saja Gajimu, dan 33 Pesan Nabi Vol.3)

Nah, apa kata Al Quran mengenai memberikan hadiah kepada istri?

"Hai orang-orang yang beriman, tidak halal bagi kamu mempusakai wanita dengan jalan paksa dan janganlah kamu menyusahkan mereka karena hendak mengambil kembali sebagian dari apa yang telah kamu berikan kepadanya, terkecuali bila mereka melakukan pekerjaan keji yang nyata. Dan bergaullah dengan mereka secara patut. Kemudian bila kamu tidak menyukai mereka, (maka bersabarlah) karena mungkin kamu tidak menyukai sesuatu, padahal Allah menjadikan padanya kebaikan yang banyak." [Q.S. 4:19]

Bergaullah secara patut dengan istri, jadi memberikan hadiah termasuk dalam kepatutan tersebut. Apa-apa yang sudah diberikan pun, jika akan diambil kembali oleh suami, hanya diperkenankan jika istri melakukan hal-hal buruk. Dan ternyata memang hak istri yang solehah, untuk menerima pemberian suami termasuk hadiah. Subhanalloh, ternyata Islam sangat memuliakan kedudukan seorang istri! :)

Sumber gambar: Owh So Muslim (Facebook Fan Page)

Sumber gambar: Owh So Muslim (Facebook Fan Page)


Sumber gambar: Owh So Muslim (Facebook Fan Page)

Oiya, mengenai bukunya? Very Recommended! GembilGembul memang mengikuti seri tulisannya vbi_djenggotten dan akhirnya koleksinya lengkap! 
Bacaan ringan karena dikemas dalam bentuk komik karikatur yang tidak membosankan. Rekomendasi bacaan untuk menambah dan menampar-nampar pemahaman nilai-nilai keislaman kita. Kami tunggu lagi hasil karya masbro vbi_djenggotten berikutnya. Semoga terus  istiqomah dalam 'menampar' nilai-nilai keislaman agar dapat diterapkan dalam kehidupan sehari-hari.

Wallahua'lam bisshowab! :)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Eid Mubarrak 1435 Hijriyah!

Salam,

Alhamdulillaaah wa syukurillaah, Allah berikan lagi keberkahan yang tiada tara untuk menjalani Ramadhan tahun ini. 29 hari menghadapi segala rintangan dan cobaan untuk tetap istiqomah meraih ridho Allah.

GembilGembul menjalani ujian kenaikan kelas yang in shaa Allah meningkatkan kedekatan dengan rabbul 'alamin dan sebagai penghapus dosa. Aaamiiin yaa rabbal alamiiiin! Either way, Idul Fitri yg dinanti akhirnya lewat depan rumah. ��



Tema warna tahun ini oreeeng! ������ 
Agar terhapus semua duka dan hadirnya keceriaan.



Semoga Allah mengizinkan kita untuk bertemu Ramadhan tahun-tahun berikutnya! 


Taqobalallahu minna wa minkum, taqobbal ya karim, kullu aamiiin wa antum bi khoir! ��


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Balada Parcel Lebaran

Salam Readers,

Alkisah suatu hari di bulan Ramadhan, suami dapet kabar dari PH langganan kantornya mau dikirimin parcel. Abang-abang pengirim parcel pun menghubungi suami melalui telpon.

A: Pak, saya yang mau anter parcel, boleh dikasi tau ancer-ancer kalau mau ke rumah bapak? Saya dari arah Tipar, Cakung. 
S: Bapaknya ke arah Klender, bukan Perumnas ya pak, Klender lama, dst, dst.
A: Oke pak terima kasih.

(A) -> Abang Parcel
(S) -> Suami


Sebagai istri yang baik begitu mendengar kata 'ada yg mau anter parcel lebaran', langsung kasih instruksi sama yang nungguin rumah karena kita lagi gak di rumah. Dengan semangat membayangkan akan dapet tea-set dkk-nya langsung ngubungin orang rumah. 

M: jangan kemana-mana yaa Nur, jgn ketiduran, ada yg mau anter parcel lebaran.
N: Oke kak!

(M) -> Me
(N) -> Nur


Sesampainya di rumah... 
M: Nuuur, mana parcelnya? Kok gak ada? *melihat tidak ada bingkisan dalam bentuk apapun* 
N: Di kulkas kak 
M: Di kulkaaaas??? Emang muat? Orangnya ngasi apaan? Udah kamu bongkaar? *merepet macam petasan*
N: Kakak liat dulu baru ngomel! 


Begitu buka kulkas...
M: Yaa Allah, ternyata ini parcelnya! *gak bisa berenti ketawa* Alhamdulillaaaah... 

#balada6cupcakes #toomuchexpectationwillkillyou #rezekiramadhan


Si Cupcakes Cantik. Makasi lho Fat Belly! :p

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Celebration of Love: Part 1 (The Reception Party)

Salam,


As we had promised, this time we'll post the story behind our BIG DAY! First part will tell you the story behind our BIG reception party. The definition of BIG this time is literally BIG, first reason is because both of our family backgrounds are truly BIG families, 2nd reason is this is the first BIG DAY for both of us as we are the first children from our family. So, the 'show', of course, was held with BIG preparation.

January 19, 2013, was chosen as our BIG day, exactly 6 years ago we were committed to have a relationship. Such a long journey! Also such a heavy decision for Gembul to pick me as his bride! ;p

To choose the vendor of wedding organizer was not an easy job, first vendor was suggested by my mother-in-law. Unfortunately, it was not like what we had expected, so we changed the vendor just 3 months before the BIG 'show'. A little bit in a rush and hectic situation within those months, because we have to go back and forth to the vendor to make sure every detail of the BIG show. Our advise for the bride and groom-will-be, do not change your wedding vendor 3 months before the BIG show! It's ok on condition that you and your partner have much spare time, unless you want many dramas happened from that 3 months to the D-Day! Like what happened to us! ._.

Drama Number 1:
Actually, we don't really trust the story of pre-marriage syndrome, however, it is real! Understanding each other is the keyword of this situation. One side should be more patient than another. The closer the day, the more conflicts arose. You and your partner should facilitate everyone's wishes. Just stay cool and smile, because it was not that bad. In our case, 2 days before the BIG show, Jakarta was sinked by BIG flood. See, everything was specially BIG for our BIG day... xoxo. ._.

Drama Number 2:
A year before the BIG show, Gembil joined one of the major sharia bank in Indonesia as Officer Development Program or quiet known as ODP, and the 'good news' was the graduation held 3 days before our BIG show and yet, the job placement for Gembil was still unknown until that date, January 16, 2013. Surprisingly, Kendari, South-East Sulawesi, was the place for Gembil to start her career as banker. Was Gembil go for it? Of course not! 3 days before the wedding huh?!This was the hard decision that Gembil needed to take, between starting new career and new life. Gembil chose Gembul, left her dream, and she's sure that Allah will give another better chance to find new career. Yeah, we know, very drama! :DD

Drama Number 3:
Ok, no comment, this was not for public consumption. Out of record. Ok. Go on with the BIG show story. :p

Anyway, our 3-months-to-go vendor goes to Zulfa Halim, thank you to Zulfa for arranging our BIG show with 'neat and tidy', though so many dramas happened as we mentioned before! Hehehe.. ^_^. We got a great wedding counsultant, Pak Nurhasan, with his kindness and patient, we could go through the BIG show smoothly. Thank you once again..
Suggestion: Zulfa Halim located in front of Tamini Square, East Jakarta, if you want to go there using your own vehicle, we suggested to use motor-cycle, otherwise you want to drive your car and bring your whole family, and get your car parked in Tamini Square, because you have to go inside an alley to reach the place. It's better to make appoinment in the morning arround 8-9 since the parking lots in Tamini are still easy to find, in addition, weekdays, because weekend usually they have so many wedding held, so they will not give you much attention.

These were the decoration that Zulfa Halim provided for our BIG show... Maroon and gold were the colours theme to picture the Melayu and Mandailing culture that we used. Gembil's mom comes from Mandailing, South Tapanuli.






And this was our wardrobe in Mandailing culture...




The Gordang Sambilan
Gembil's mom hired a Gordang Sambilan for the BIG show as the entertained music. Gordang Sambilan was recently claimed by neighbouring country of Indonesia, Malaysia, as their cultural heritage. FYI, these musical instruments are originally inherited from South Tapanuli. Gordang Sambilan consists of nine drum with a relatively large size and long (drum chime), and it is made of wood.
The-full-of-spirit Gordang Sambilan player

Meaning of the text (approximately): may the welfare, secure, and blessing towards you. (wish I'm not wrong! :D)


If you're interested to know more abour Gordang Sambilan, you may check this article and this one.

As GembilGembul walked along the red carpet (ihiy!), like superstar in academy award (booo.. yeaah, we know, ok, thank you! :p), this gordang sambilan played, accompanied the whole line.






The Dancing Ceremony and Mangulosi

As GembilGembul arrived at their 'throne', we still have to hold special cultural ceremony of Mandailing, it is called Tor-tor Boru or Tor-tor Pengantin (tor-tor namora pule). This dancing ceremony has several special meanings: to welcome the guests, a symbol of a husband as a breadwinner in the family who has responsibility to earn a living for his wife, also a symbol of a husband who has responsibility to protect his wife. That's far as we know... :D





The next step is called Mangulosi, to give Ulos (traditional cloth of Batak people), this ceremony should consist of several family members, such as uncle or we usually call 'tulang' in Mandailing culture, oppung (could be grand-mother/grand-father), and the rest of it... we don't know! Hahaha.. :DD
Because if you want to make a list, your BIG show will not finish within 2 hours as the time of your building-lease. In Tapanuli, persons who may give you the Ulos could not be random people, there are rules to determined the persons based on the family lineage. For my BIG show, only my oppung who did the Mangulosi, considering the time.






Ok, that's the festivity from our reception party, our BIG show, we hope you'll get something fun and useful from the story... xoxo.
We will write down the continues story of this part1, part 2 (The Sacred Moment of Ijab Kabul) and part 3 (Mangalelean Mangan and Malam Bainai), on the next post. See yaa! ^^,


Here we go our BIG Families!!!




Monday, March 18, 2013

Sunset: To End The Current Day, To Begin The Next Day

Salam, ^_^


It's been a year since our last update, well, time passed very quickly, and so many things had happened which changed our life. The most important one was our BIG DAY! Yeay! It was BIG for our BIG's! Hehehe... ^^,


I'll post that BIG DAY of ours several days from this post published. With abundant of interesting story behind it, sad, happy, angry, confused, disappointed, mention every psychological word, yap, we have it all in our preparation days until the D-Day.


Victoria Building's Sunset

Have you ever seen sunset? I took this picture last Thursday from behind my window's office when my working hours just passed before going home. For us, sunset means the end of the day, however, it is also the sign that tomorrow will come as a brand new day. So does with GembilGembul's life, this year, we have closed our fascinating journey for 6 years long, and begin our new challenging journey for years forward. Insha Allah! Aaamiiin... ^^,

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