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November 2006

WWF Smackdown di Indonesia

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WWF Smackdown adalah sebuah tayangan gulat bebas yang ditayangkan oleh salah satu stasiun televisi swasta di Indonesia. Tayangan ini menjadi sorotan tajam lantaran telah memakan korban, bahkan ada yang sampai meninggal. Lho kok bisa? Para korban pada umumnya adalah anak-anak yang dengan asyiknya meniru adegan yang mereka lihat saat menyaksikan tayangan ini. Beberapa waktu yang lalu tayangan ini sudah mulai tayang jam 9 malam di mana anak-anak masih bebas untuk melihat televisi. Masih belum ngantuk kali ya. Namanya juga anak-anak, mereka suka meniru apa yang mereka lihat. Ntah baik atau buruk, yang penting tiru aja. Penulis juga pernah jadi anak-anak kok 😉 Anak cak3p 🙂

Sebenarnya ada apa sih dengan tayangan ini? Tayangan ini menyajikan sebuah tontonan “heroik” dari tokoh-tokoh yang terlibat dalam acara show tersebut. Kalau mau lihat dengan serius ada alur cerita yang disajikan. Ada kubu yang jahat dan kubu yang baik. Mungkin yang baik yang menang atau kalah penulis juga kurang ngerti, soale penulis tidak mengikuti atau nonton secara serius.

Ada beberapa pihak yang bisa mengambil keuntungan dengan adanya acara ini. Penjual kaos, gambar-gambar, vcd yang laris manis dengan menjual barang yang terkait dengan acara ini. Waa emank selalu ada kesempatan dalam kesempitan Heheheh…

Nah setelah jatuhnya beberapa korban, maka tayangan ini dimundurin jam tayangnya menjadi lebih malem dengan harapan tidak dilihat lagi oleh anak-anak. Ada pula peringatan, text berjalan yang menunjukkan bahwa tayangan ini adalah untuk orang dewasa. Pihak televisi yang menyiarkan acara ini tidak mau menarik tayangan ini. Kata mereka sih karena adanya kontrak kerja. Waduh kalo ini gak tahu ya… Mungkin karena sudah dapet rating jadi sayang kalo diberhentiin 😉 pisss…

Menurut penulis, sah-sah aja sih mau nanyangin acara apa di televisi. Lha wong stasiunnya juga punya-punya sendiri. Kalo nggak mau nonton ya sudah silakan pindah ke channel televisi lain. Hari gene masih ada larang ini larang itu. Jangan ganggu dunk, emang yang bayarin juga siapa? Itu mungkin pendapat pribadi pihak televisi. Tapi persisnya saya juga gak tahu 😀 Namun kalo secara etika ya pendapat itu kurang bijaksana. Kalau cuman mau ngejar rating tinggi yo wis tayangin film bokep aja sekalian. Rating dijamin tinggi. Hahaha… kayaknya terlalu berlebihan ya. Untungnya di Indonesia gak boleh 😀

Penulis yakin masih banyak tayangan lain yang bisa mendapatkan rating yang tinggi. Perlu “sedikit” kreativitas agar dapat membaca celah. Tayangan yang hanya mengejar rating tanpa adanya etika yang baik justru akan memperburuk cira televisi itu sendiri.

Bisnis yang beretika dengan baik akan memberikan nilai jual tersendiri bagi pelakunya. Percaya dech, pelaku bisnis gak perlu mengejar duit dengan susah-susah, tapi duit yang bakalan ngejar-ngejar. 😀

Kalau sudah muncul masalah seperti ini, maka mulailah saling tuding dan lempar tanggung jawab. Pihak satu menyudutkan pihak yang lain dan begitu juga sebaliknya. Mbok ya “budaya” kaya gini mulai diubah. Kalau mau cari yang salah ya semua salah, kalau siapa yang bener yang semuanya bener. Nah loch bingung khan?!

Perlu adanya kerjasama antara semua pihak, baik pihak televisi, orang tua, pemerintah, masyarakat, dan anak-anak itu sendiri. Kasihan juga sih anak-anak selalu jadi korban. Parahnya kok mereka mau ya. Ya gimana lagi namanya juga anak-anak. Dilarang malah tambah penasaran kalau dibiarin malah keterusan. Walaah piye to le…? 😉

Beberapa ide saja:

  • Pihak televisi memundurkan acara ini lebih malem lagi atau lebih baik lagi dengan menghentikan penayangan acara ini 😉
  • Pihak televisi meminta maaf dan memberikan ganti rugi kepada semua korban akibat tayangan ini. Tindakan seperti ini sangat jarang sekali dilakukan oleh orang Indonesia. Pada umumnya mereka suka mencari celah untuk lari dari tanggung jawab. Lha wong yang sudah terbukti dan jelas-jelas merugikan masyarakat saja malah seolah mau lari dari tanggung jawab (baca masalah yang di deket Surabaya -penulis 😉 ). Coba lakukan langkah yang “tidak biasa” ini. Penulis yakin dampaknya akan sangat lain sekali. Trust me! 😀
  • Orang tua memberikan bimbingan bagi anak-anaknya sendiri. Ini saatnya lebih deket dengan mereka 🙂
  • Pemerintah bisa mengeluarkan peraturan yang lebih “jelas” tentang program-program yang ditayangan oleh televisi.

NB: Tulisan ini pendapat pribadi penulis tanpa adanya unsur memojokkan atau mendiskriditkan pihak-pihak tertentu. Piss…

😀 Tetep semangat!

Upgrade Old Blogger to New Blogger

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Blogger Buzz said new users would no more be able sign up with old blogger service. All new accounts are being created on the new version of Blogger in beta. They will get the benefits of the new Blogger, the foremost among them being drag-and-drop template editing, post labels, and privacy controls.

Sound great! How about our old blogger account? We have to merge our old account to a our Google account. When we login with our old account we prompt to merge our account to Google account. We can make a new Google account or merge with our existing Google account.

My New Blogger
I just upgrade my old blogger to a new one 😀 Take a look at supriyadisw dot blogspot. Now I will get the benefits of the new Blogger, the foremost among them being drag-and-drop template editing, post labels, and privacy controls. I love it! 😀

Getting started with Blogger is as easy as ever: create a Google Account (or sign in with your Google Account if you already have one), give your blog a name, and choose a template for it.

Happy blogging!

Totally Turning Ubuntu into Kubuntu

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Kubuntu Desktop

There are several distributed versions of Ubuntu. These include Edubuntu and Kubuntu, both of which are Ubuntu but with a different default environment. Kubuntu is Ubuntu with, however, another very popular desktop environment for Linux called KDE.

This guide is how to totally install Kubuntu desktop and fully uninstall Ubuntu desktop meta-package. Remember, your Ubuntu system will not continue to be an Ubuntu system and offer the GNOME desktop. Your Ubuntu system will be a Kubuntu system and offer KDE desktop instead. But I will give you alternative choice to keep your Ubuntu system continue to be an Ubuntu system and offer the GNOME desktop and you will also have access to the KDE desktop and all the applications that come with a Kubuntu system. Feel free to make your own choice.

Screenshot

Ubuntu Desktop

Ubuntu Desktop

Kubuntu Desktop

Kubuntu Desktop

Installing the Kubuntu Desktop

Open a terminal shell window, you can type the following:

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

The download can take some time. After the download is complete, the packages are prepared and the installation proceeds. If you are lucky enough to have a good, high-speed Internet connection, the first part of the Kubuntu desktop installation may have seemed pretty speedy. Now it’s time to install the download packages, which can also take a fair bit of time.

Somewhere in the course of the packages installation, a window pops up asking you to make a decision on your choice of login manager. The default login manager for Kubuntu is KDM. Therefore change your default login manager from GDM to KDM. Just click the drop-down list and select KDM. Then click Forward to reconfigure.

You’re finished. You can safely log out or even want to reboot your system given the number of changes that have occurred. Go a head 😉 When the login manager comes back up, you have to manually select KDE as your desktop environment.

At this point, you can stop if you want to keep your Ubuntu system continue to be an Ubuntu system and offer both the GNOME desktop and KDE desktop. You can choice using Ubuntu or Kubuntu when you log in. But if you want fully turning Ubuntu into Kubuntu, you can follow the next step.

Uninstalling The Ubuntu Desktop

To uninstall all the other junk, open up a terminal and copy and paste this into your terminal:

sudo apt-get remove bluez-pin bug-buddy contact-lookup-applet dbus-1-utils desktop-file-utils eog esound evince evolution evolution-exchange evolution-plugins evolution-webcal file-roller firefox firefox-gnome-support gaim gamin gcalctool gconf-editor gdm gedit gimp gimp-python gnome2-user-guide gnome-about gnome-app-install gnome-applets gnome-btdownload gnome-control-center gnome-cups-manager gnome-games gnome-icon-theme gnome-media gnomemeeting gnome-menus gnome-netstatus-applet gnome-nettool gnome-panel gnome-pilot-conduits gnome-session gnome-spell gnome-system-monitor gnome-system-tools gnome-terminal gnome-themes gnome-utils gnome-volume-manager gstreamer0.8-esd gstreamer0.8-gnomevfs gthumb gtk2-engines-clearlooks gtk2-engines-industrial gtk2-engines-mist gtk2-engines-smooth gucharmap hal-device-manager hwdb-client language-selector libesd-alsa0 libglib2.0-data libgnome2-perl libgstreamer-gconf0.8-0 libpt-plugins-v4l libpt-plugins-v4l2 metacity nautilus nautilus-cd-burner nautilus-sendto notification-daemon openoffice.org2-evolution openoffice.org2-gnome python-glade2 python-gnome2 python-gst python-gtk2 rhythmbox rss-glx scrollkeeper serpentine smeg sound-juicer ssh-askpass-gnome synaptic totem tsclient ubuntu-docs ubuntu-sounds update-notifier vino xchat xsane xscreensaver xscreensaver-gl xvncviewer yelp zenity

😀 Well done! Your Ubuntu turn into Kubuntu now. Have a great day!

Monetizing your WordPress

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Monetizing your WordPress

You may want to make a few bucks (or more) from your WordPress to help pay for hosting charges and other costs associated with running it. Some bloggers find that they can make more than just small change, but most not enough to quit their day job. Here are a few of the more popular methods to monetizing your WordPress.

Several ways by which you can make money with your weblog include Google Adsense, Amazon Associates, various other affiliate programs, advertising, and donations. In this post you can find some WordPress plugins helping you to monetizing your WordPress easily. The success of these following programs is highly dependent upon your content and the level of traffic you get to your site and your strategic to use them.

Google AdSense

AdSense is an ad serving program run by Google. Website owners can enroll in this program to enable text, image and, more recently, video advertisements on their sites (According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AdSense).

To be able to put Google Ads on your site, you first need to be accepted into the Google AdSense program. Go to Google AdSense to apply this program. Google will monitor your site to see if you have the traffic and the content that would pull in sufficient clicks to make your participation in the program worthwhile to Google and to you. If accepted into the program, all you need to do is place a bit of javascript on one or more of your site templates to create the ads.

How much money can you expect to make from Google Adsense? It’s all depends on You. You make from a little bucks to a millions 😉 Google doesn’t allow its participants to publicly share their clicks and earnings data but you can make a rough estimate. The average click-through rate for online advertising in general is around 0.5 to 1.0%. With that rate, if you get 1000 page views per day (pages with Google ads on them), you should expect anywhere from 5 to 10 clicks per day. What will each of those clicks pay? Well, that depends on your content and the keywords on your page that are triggering the ads being served.

Here is a table showing the fees you could expect for every page views per day:

AdSense Fee Table

Here is a list of severals WordPress plugins for AdSense:

  • AdSense Deluxe
  • AdSense Beautifier
  • AdSense Paster
  • Google AdSense Earnings
  • and many more

Affiliate Programs

Another popular way to generate income from your weblog is through signing on with an affiliate program. How this program works? A company lets a website owner place a link or button on your site promoting the company’s product. When one of your site visitors clicks on the link or button, the visitor is taken to a landing page to be induced to buy something. If the visitor buys something, you get a commission from the company. Sometimes the commissions are for leads, but most often they are for completed sales.

Just place a link on your site is not a good enough result. Sometimes you should use another trick to make this program really works for you 😉 I just got this trick from my friend. Let’s we try this trick together and let me know the result 😀

First, make a review about your product. After a few weeks days, you put up a visible banner on your site. This will make your visitor be curios, why this guy (you) put this banner here. Then after a few weeks, you talk about the affiliate program (you make money on 2nd tier). Finally after a few more weeks you start pre sell.

The most popular Affiliate program in the blogosphere is Amazon’s associate program. When you place a link to a book on Amazon from your site and someone clicks through that link and buys the book, you get a commission.

Other affiliate programs can help pull in revenue to your site, especially if they are for products that have something to do with the content on your site. Commission Junction is the leading affiliate network, making it very easy for individual website owners to participate in affiliate programs. Ebay, Barnes & Noble, Match.com, IBM, Dell, Expedia.com all offer affiliate programs through Commission Junction.

You can use these following plugins:

  • WP-Amazon
  • Amazon Media Manager
  • TicTap Contextual Ads for Amazon
  • and many more

Advertising

You can also take advertising directly from advertisers for your site. One company that operates as a network of bloggers that accept advertising is Blogads. Another blog ad network is CripsADS, Text Link Ads, Performancing Partner, Adbrite, and many more.

You can use these following plugins:

  • Text Link Ads
  • AdBrite Paster
  • and many more

Donations and Tip Jars

You can monetizing your WordPress by placing a simple PayPal Donation button on your site. You need to open PayPal account to collect your donation.
You can use these following plugins:

  • EasyPayPal
  • Paypal Donate
  • Simple Paypal Donate Plugin
  • and many more

Installing Movable Type on Debian Server

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Movable Type

Movable Type is a widely-used proprietary weblog publishing system developed by California-based Six Apart. Movable Type also supports most popular weblogging features, including user accounts, comments, categories, and themes, and is extensible through a large library of third-party plug-ins. Movable Type is free of charge for personal blogs with unlimited authors and blogs; paid support and commercial licenses, which allow more authors and weblogs on a single installation of the software, are also available. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movable_Type.

Introduction

This tutorial reviews how to install Movable Type (MT) on your local Debian server. This tutorial does NOT offer easy Movable Type installation instructions. This guide was created because the official Movable Type installation guide are not written for beginner users like me :D. Hopefully these guide are easier to understand for us normal people.

😀 Gud lak! I hope this helps save you time.

Requirements

Movable Type requires the following:

  • An account on a webserver that allows you to run custom CGI scripts.
  • Perl installed on your server, version 5.004_04 or greater. Perl version 5.6 or higher is highly recommended.
  • BerkeleyDB or, preferably, a SQL-based database for storage of Movable Type data. Movable Type supports MySQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL. This guide use MySQL for Database server.
  • An FTP program to upload the necessary files to your webserver, or shell access if you wish to install the system from the shell.
  • A web browser with Javascript enabled.

Prequesitions

Installing Perl, imagemagick, perlmagick, and libxml-atom-perl

aptitude install perl imagemagick perlmagick libxml-atom-perl

Installing Webserver

You can view my post about Installing Webserver on Debian Server.

CGI Config

We want to run cgi scripts from its default location (default on Debian is here: /usr/lib/cgi-bin) into a another location (under Movable Type folder: /var/www/myblog), therefore find this section in the httpd.conf file (/etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default):

vi /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/
    <Directory "/usr/lib/cgi-bin">
        AllowOverride None
        Options ExecCGI -MultiViews 
+SymLinksIfOwnerMatch Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory>

Replace with:

ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /var/www/myblog/
    <Directory "/var/www/myblog">
        AllowOverride None
        Options ExecCGI -MultiViews 
+SymLinksIfOwnerMatch Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory>

Open and edit /etc/apache2/apache2.conf file, uncomment this:

vi /etc/apache2/apache2.conf
AddHandler cgi-script .cgi

Then restart your Apache

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Installing MySQL Database

You can view my post about MySQL Database Server on Debian.

Create MySQL Database and User

mysql
mysql> create database movabletype;
mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO supriyadisw@localhost
identified by 'suprimt' with grant option;
mysql> flush privileges;
mysql> q

Downloading

The distribution can be downloaded from the Movable Type web site.

Download the full version. This file that you download is a .zip and .tar.gz file that contains hundreds of files and folders inside.

After downloading, the file that you downloaded is saved in .tar.gz format; this is a compressed bundle containing the files in the Movable Type distribution. Unpack this archive.

tar zxvf MT-3.33-en.tar.gz

Rename your MT-3.33 folder into myblog folder:

mv MT-3.33 myblog

Check your server configuration

Type the following URL into your browser: http://your-server-ip-address/myblog.
You should get this screen:

Movable Index Page

Then click “Movable Type System Check” link under Installing section or type the following URL into your browser: http://your-server-ip-address/myblog/mt-check.cgi.

You should get a screen that lists a bunch of technical mumbu-jumbo. Scroll to the bottom and there should be a message that tells you that your server checks out and will work with Movable Type.

Initialize Movable Type

Type the following URL into your browser: http://your-server-ip-address/myblog/mt-wizard.cgi. Make sure your myblog writable by server :). This Wizard will make configuration file into your myblog folder.

Movable Type Configuration Wizard

Movable Wizard Begin

Click Begin button to start configuration wizard.

Via Talk VoIP

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Via Talk (VT) is a internet phone service to both residential and business owners. They are a division of a privately owned, multi-million dollar corporation.

Via Talk’s services are included with all ViaTalk broadband phone service packages such as Enhanced Voicemail, Call Hunting, Soft Phone Access, Free In-Network Calling, etc and optional broadband phone service packages such as Virtual Phone Number, Toll Free Service, Fax Service and Priority Support.

There are several plans that Via Talk offers starting as low as $9.95 per month. They offer standard features that you would need in your daily telephone use such as call forwarding and waiting and caller ID. In addition, they offer special features for a minimum charge such as virtual phone number, soft phone, fax service, and more.

Via Talk VoIP
With a virtual phone number, you have the ability to enjoy more than one number without an additional phone line. The soft phone feature is included in a program provided from Via Talk that allows the customer to make and receive calls directly from their computer or laptop. If you send and receive faxes, you can have a fax line along with your phone line and then send faxes directly from your computer.

Via Talk VoIP offers several plans, which makes it easier for you to match the plan to your telecommunication needs. When you choose your plan you will also pay a one-time activation fee but can be waived if you subscribe to a package that is either 12 or 24 months. If you find that the service package does not meet your needs, Via Talk will charge a cancellation fee.

Advantage Processors

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Advantage Processors is one of the many firms eager to process credit-card payments for traditional or online merchants. Advantage Processors provide low-cost online internet credit card processing services. They provide services for both low and high risks merchants.

Advantage Processors can allow retailers to set up Merchant Accounts for both low risk Merchants such as Retail Establishments (in person credit card swipe), Home Based Business and Real Internet Credit Card Processing to higher risk sites like Higher Risk Mail Order Web Sites and Pre-Paid Telephone Cards and also Merchants that were previously shut off.

Depending on the retailers needs Advantage Processors can accept a number of different credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover and will also provide services such as Shopping Cart Links and virtual terminals.

Just Two my Cents

Any business needs the help of a company that can process its credit-card payments. If you have your own home based business or internet venture, there is a site you might want to visit to simplify your customer’s purchases. Low cost merchant services that make your customers shopping experience more pleasant also make your business more profitable. A win-win situation brought by Advantage Processors.

Withdraw Paypal In Indonesia

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Updates

You can download my ebook “Withdraw PayPal Indonesia” for FREE. Please view my post: E-book Withdraw PayPal Indonesia for the detail. Have a great day!

Withdraw PayPal is taking your money back from your PayPal account. As PayPal user, you can add fund or receive money from another PayPal user. Therefore when you need to take your money from PayPal, this process called withdraw.

This October is a great starting month for us as Indonesian with PayPal. We can create PayPal account 😉 But we still have a “little” problem. We are not lucky enough because we can not withdraw out money from PayPal.

PayPal accounts opened in this country or region currently cannot withdraw funds. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you.

We are continually expanding our global network to give valued users like you greater access to the wide range of PayPal options.

Even we can request or receive money from another PayPal user.

As a PayPal Send Only account holder, you are not permitted to receive funds from other PayPal account holders.

PayPal is constantly working to expand and improve services for our customers. We hope that we can enable you to use more of our award-winning services in the future.

Our PayPal account only to send money or buy something. Sound sad 🙁 But never mind, Better yet than never. Hopefully our PayPal account get more privileges from PayPal 😉

Solution

I just received an e-book from my friend about how to withdraw paypal in Indonesia. Here is my review about this e-book.

Summary of table of content (not at all):

  • What is Paypal?
  • Several plans to create Paypal account
  • How to create Clickbank account?
  • Alternative to credit card
  • Alternative e-commerce solutions
  • and many more…

You can find how to make PayPal really works for you as Indonesian like me. You can view my testimonial about this ebook on indopalsecrets.com.

Do you want to get this ebook for free? Of course I want to share it for free, but I can’t. I have promised to my friend not to distribute this ebook for free. Perhaps you can contact him to give you for free or you can buy this ebook from indopalsecrets.com. I think $17 not too expensive 😀

If you intend to make money online, then this is the ebook that you shouldn’t miss!!!

This is my personal review. Feel free to make your own decision and choice 😉

😀 Have a great day and gud lak!

Gmail Notifier for Ubuntu Edgy Eft

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Gmail Notifier

Gmail Notifier is a nice little tool to allow you to receive gmail notifications. This tutorial is how to install CheckGmail as Gmail Notifier into your Ubuntu Edgy Eft.

CheckGmail

CheckGmail is a system tray application that checks a Gmail account for new mail. When new mail is present the tray icon changes, an optional animated popup is displayed and a tooltip displays the number and details of new messages. Each message can be opened directly in a browser window, and many common Gmail operations (marking as read, archiving, deleting or reporting as spam) can be carried out on messages directly within CheckGmail, without the need to use the Gmail web interface.

Screenshot

CheckGmail

Installing CheckGmail for Ubuntu Edgy Eft

Good news! CheckGmail is now part of the Ubuntu Universe packages. Therefore make sure you add Universe repositories into your sources.list file 😉

An simple command to install CheckGmail:

sudo apt-get install checkgmail

Well done! Have a great day and gud lak 😀

Home Sweat Home

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Ini adalah cerita tentang pengalaman penulis saat liburan lebaran kemaren. Walaupun udah rada kelamaan tapi pengin cerita wae.

Walaupun penulis tidak merayakan lebaran secara khusus, tapi penulis tetap ikutan tradisi mudik. Mudik ke kampung halaman yaitu Klaten.

Penulis rada “nekat” lebaran kali ini. Apaan hayo? Mudik kali ini laen daripada tahun-tahun sebelumnya. Penulis mudik naek motor. Waa kata orang sich nekat. Tapi kataku sih nekat banget 😀 Tapi tentu bukan tanpa alasan. Ada beberapa alasan pribadi yang kayanya gak semua orang perlu tahu. Cukup mereka menilai saja. Yah terserah meraka lah Weeks 😛

Penulis sebenernya berencana mudik pagi-pagi banget, yaitu hari jum’at 20 September 2006 sekitar jam 4-an. tapi kamis malemnya kerjaan di kantor numpuk banget dan harus segera beres, ya akhirnya pulang kantor rada telat. Mau istirahat bentar aja, eh.. malah bangun-bangun jam 12-an. Udah kagok gak bisa tidur akhirnya langsung pulang aja. Jadi akhirnya mulai berangkat dari Bandung jam 1 pagi.

Waa masih dingiin pisan naek motor. Tapi masih mending untuk menghindari macet 😀 Berangkat sendirian alias gak ada temennya. Rasanya gak enak juga sih. cepet bosen kali ya…

Mudik dengan tanpa pengetahuan yang jelas alias gak tahu jalan nih. Berbekal sebuah peta mudik dari koran kantor, nekat juga pantang mundur. Beruntung banyak juga pemudik yang naek motor. Jadinya ada temen, walaupun gak saling kenal. minimal senasib gitu loch…

Perjalanan secara umum lancar, tapi rasanya lama banget. Apalagi sudah mulai menjelang siang. Panas, berdebu, dan jalanan udah padat. Kondisi seperti ini membuat badan mulai terasa capek dan membosankan. Paling istirahat bentar di tepi jalan kalo gak kuat bosennya 😀

Akhirnya nyampai juga di Yogya sekitar jam 1-an siang. Udah gak kuat rasanya, akhirnya mampir ke rumah sepupu di daerah Berbah dan tepar di sana. Hahahah… Boboxz…zzz…zzz… (Udah hampir 12 jam naek motor :D)

Udah rada sorean, melanjutkan perjalanan ke Klaten. Dan sesampai di rumah melakukan ritual; mandi, makan, terus molor…. Hahahaha… Cuapeke poool….

Secara umum asyik juga punya pengalaman seperti ini. Naek motor kira-kira sejauh 500 km. Pengalaman yang pastinya gak akan terlupakan. Tapi kalau harus mengulang lagi, pikir-pikir dulu dech. Beberapa hal yang menjadi pertimbangan antara lain:

  • Mudik naek motor resikonya sangat tinggi. Motor merupakan kendaraan bermotor yang lemah dibanding dengan mobil, bus, dan truk. Kayanya para sopir bus dan truk suka mau menang sendiri. Ada beberapa oknum yang gak mau ngalah, yach akhirnya pengendara motor yang harus ngalah; daripada….
  • Selain tresiko dari pengguna jalan yang laen, pengendara motor juga sangat beresiko terhadap sasaran korban kejahatan. Harus hati-hati banget dech 🙂
  • Kalo mudik naek motor dianggap lebih murah, penulis pikir keselamatan lebih penting daripada “penghematan” yang dapat didapat dari mudik naek motor. Mengingat point nomor satu 😀
  • Kalo mudik memang hobby, memang menyenangkan. Apalagi kalo dilakukan beramai-ramai bersama teman-teman. Mudik asyiknya rame-rame Hahahah…

Beberapa tips yang mungkin berguna berdasarkan pengalaman penulis:

  • Kondisi badan harus sehat dan bugar
  • Kalau bisa jangan sendirian. Minimal berdua, setidaknya bisa gantian naek motor dan teman ngobrol untuk mengusir kejenuhan
  • Istirahat kalau badan sudah terasa capek dan jangan memaksakan diri. Banyak tempat-tempat isitirahat sepanjang jalur mudik
  • Makan yang cukup. Naek motor beresiko terserang masuk angin kalo makan gak cukup
  • Selalu bawa surat-surat kendaraan bermotor yang lengkap
  • Selalu mematuhi peraturan lalu lintas, baik ada maupun tidak ada petugas 😉
  • Jangan lupa berdoa agar selamat sampai tujuan
  • Tidak perlu buru-buru

Tahun depan mau mudik naik motor lagi? Gak tahu lah 😀

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