A few days ago, my partner gave a leave form for employees. Most of my partners filled out the form with the start date and end date of leave that they would take. Some of them take leave before the feast. Some of them take time off after the feast. And the rest take time off before and after the feast if they still have a lot of leftover leave. My partners who took leave will go to their hometown. Mudik. For this feast, I did not fill out the leave form.
“Mudik, Mas?” The question was once asked of me.
“I mudik everyday. My hometown in Jakarta.” It was my answer.
“I will go home to Sukabumi!” It was my answer too.
If I answer with the second type, then there will be another next question. “Your hoetown in Sukabumi, West Java?”
“No, but Sukabumi Selatan, Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta!” I answered the question with a laugh.
I was born, grew, and worked in the same area, Jakarta. All my family leave in Jakarta. Unless one of my sister who is currently staying in Kendal, Central Java.
Mudik, in my opinion, only known in Indonesia. I’ve never heard of a similar activity in other countries. If one time I mudik like my partners did, there are some conditions that I want in the mudik journey.
I want my luggage is not much. If there are souvenirs for relatives in my hometown, I wanted them are sent through a courier service. So my trip will not have many obstacles. I will not lift and carry them in my journey.
I want to go home quickly. I’ll get on a plane. It will more expensive, but it is fine. So I have to save some money to buy plane ticket.
“We all will go home. The differences are the time and the provision.”
I had read the sentences that appeared in the show on television a few years ago. They are reminded that all human beings in this world will definitely go home, return to the place where they came. The world is just a stopover place, where the occupant and it is not possible to stay eternally.
Hopefully, when the time comes I am going home, I’ve had enough provision to take a trip to the land of eternal named paradise safely and quickly. Amen!
—– For EF#23 – Mudik Preparation —–
Baca English Friday Lainnya :
- [EF#25 Weekly Challenge] Iftar Together
- [EF#24 Weekly Challenge] Dates and Juice
- [EF#23 Weekly Challenge] If I Mudik
- [EF#22 Weekly Challenge] Failed Holiday You Wish To Do It
- [EF#21 Weekly Challenge] Ragunan Zoo
- [BEC-GIVEAWAY] What Will You Do If You Were An Administrator Of BEC?
- [EF#20 Weekly Challenge] Sadness and Books
- [EF#19 Weekly Challenge] Traces in the Heart
- [EF#18 Weekly Challenge] The Curve
- [EF#17 Weekly Challenge] From Accounting to Programming
Let’s come back home, bang. Jangan di kantor aja, 😀
tentu saja harus pulang, masa nginap di kantor 😀
kali aja udah siap bantal sama selimut di ransel, kan tasmu gede bang 😛
gede tapi tetep aja nggak muat kalau bat dua benda itu 😛
haha, pake sliping bag, biar kek anak gunung bang.
niat banget ke kantor bawa begituan 😀
nginep di kantor seh bisa aja. tapi ngapain kalau ada anak dan istri di rumah dan tempat tidurnya lebih enak 😀
haha, tetep. iya dong, ngapain juga 😀
kayak suami aku dong, lahir, gede, sekolah, kerja, nikah.. semua di Jakarta. pas nikah sm aku aja deh dia baru merasakan mudik itu gmn hahahahaha..
jadi tag linenya…. mau mudik? nikahlah!
itu pulang kerja… ga mudik, hehe
ya… tapi kan ke kampung halaman
jadi mudiknya tiap hari yaa
Actually mudik is common not only in Indonesia though 🙂 . In the US during Thanksgiving, in China during the Spring festival, etc. To some degree in Europe too but this depends on one’s country of origin and religion 🙂 .
ooo…. the different is the time when they mudik yah
Happy mudik, Mas :haha. The one who experienced Mudik in your family probably is your sister, ya. It is convenient indeed, as the Mudik is actually done everyday :)). Amen for your prayer :)).
thank you, gar.
for this time, i think she the only one in my family.
Let’s mudik to Sukabumi Bang. Hahahaha.
I haven’t made mine for this challenge 😦
hhmm… maybe you are so busy 😀