Today is Christmas Day!! So, of course, I went to the church this morning. I went earlier because I knew that the church would be full of people (yea, most people here go to the church just once a year, yupz, only at Christmas Day (and I used to be like that too)). Just like our prediction, the church was full and very crowded. Some policemen built like a camp outside the church (they built it exactly at the place where I usually park my car, so I had to park somewhere else...) to keep it safe (there was a rumor that there would be a 'mess' during the Christmas Day and New Year Day). Fortunately, the mass liturgy went smoothly with no disturbment.
Then, this afternoon at 1.30 PM we (my family) and some other families went to Solo. Well, frist we went to Suharti Restaurant to have lunch (actually at that time I had already had lunch at 1 PM, so I was full at that time and I just played my cellphone and watched others eating when we were there....). At 3 PM, finally, we left for Solo. Until Klaten, the weather was okay. BUT, after that, there was a very very big and hard rain (I couldn't see anything in front of me, probably I could only see 1,5 - 2 meters in front of me). So, I drove very very slow. Jogjakarta - Solo road's (not a highway) condition is very good but we still had to walk so slow... . Then, after we reached Delanggu, the rain was not as hard as before. It was a lot better... . We arrived at Solo at 4.20 PM and we went to Solo Square first (my parents are gonna open a new shop there :D) until 5.10 PM. Then after that we went to Solo Grand Mall. We left Solo Grand Mall at 6.10 PM then we went to the bowling centre to play bowling there... :D We played until 9 PM. Then, we had 'Liwet Rice' as our dinner at Solo Baru. At 10 PM we went back to Jogja.... . On the way home, it was not raining but there was still some puddles near the road. Once, I didn't see one of them (because it was very very dark) and of course the water splashed to my car and I couldn't see anything clearly, unfortunately about 8 meters from it, there was a man in a bike (he was not moving, I don't know what the hell he did (and also thought) there) and I ALMOST hit him!!! Fortunately I could react quickly so I could avoid the accident.... . Thanks God!!
the 20 lanes bowling centre
Hari ini adalah Hari Natal!! Jadi, tentu saja, aku pergi ke gereja pagi ini. Aku berangkat lebih pagi soalnya aku tahu kalo gereja bakaln penuh oleh orang (ya, kebanyakan orang disini kan perginya ke gereja cuma setahun sekali, yupz, cuma waktu Natal (dan dulu aku juga gitu)). Sesuai dengan perkiraan, gerejanya penuh banget dan rame banget. Beberapa polisi juga bikin semacam 'tenda' diluar gereja (mereka bikinnya tepat di tempat aku biasa parkir mobil, jadi aku mesti parkir di tempat lain...) untuk menjaga keamanan (kayaknya ada rumor kalo akan ada 'kekacauan' pas Hari Natal sama Tahun Baru). Untungnya, misa tadi berjalan dengan halus tanpa gangguan apapun.
Trus, siang ini jam 1.30 siang kami (keluargaku) dan beberapa keluarga lain pergi ke Solo. Pertamanya kita pergi ke Restoran Suharti untuk makan siang (sebenarnya waktu itu aku dah makan duluan jam 1 siang, jadi aku kenyang banget dan disana aku cuma main HP sama ngeliat orang lain makan....). Akhirnya jam 3 sore kita berangkat ke Solo. Sampe Klaten cuacanya sih ok-ok aja. TETAPI, habis itu tadi ada hujan yang dereeeessss banget (aku nggak bisa liat apa-apa di depanku, mungkin jarak pandangnya cuma 1,5 sampe 2 meter di depanku). Jadi aku nyetirnya pelan pelan banget. Jalan Raya Jogjakarta - Solo (bukan jalan tol) kondisinya tuh sangat bagus tapi kita masih harus jalan dengan pelan... . Trus, habis sampe Delanggu, hujannya dah nggak sederes sebelumnya. Dah jauh lebih baik.... . Kita sampe di Solo jam 4.20 sore trus pergi ke Solo Square dulu (orangtuaku mau buka toko disana :D) sampe jam 5.10 sore. Trus habis itu kita pergi ke Solo Grand Mall. Kita meninggalkan Solo Grand Mall jam 6.10 sore trus kita pergi ke tempat main bowling untuk main bowling. Kita main sampe jam 9 malem. Trus kita makan Nasi Liwet di Solo Baru. Jam 10 malem kita balik ke Jogja.... . Di perjalanan pulang, tadi ngga hujan tapi masih ada beberapa genangan air di deket jalan. Sekali, aku nggak ngeliat salah satunya (soalnya gelaaap banget) dan tentu aja airnya ngenai mobil (sampe nyemprot gitu dan kena kaca depan) dan aku nggak bisa liat dengan jelas, dan sayangnya sekitar 8 meter ke depan, ada orang naik sepeda (dia nggak jalan, aku nggak tau dia ngapain dan mikir apa) dan aku NYARIS nabrak dia!!! Untungnya aku bisa reaksi lumayan cepet jadi kecelakaan nggak terjadi... . Makasih Tuhan!!!