[Kemudahan] Layanan Paspor

Sehari setelah mengurus perpanjangan paspor di kantor Imigrasi Bandara Soeta, grup WA kantor memposting berita tentang kemudahn pengurusan paspor yang telah dilakukan oleh kantor Imigrasi Jakarta Selatan. Menurut berita, ujicoba telah dilakukan sejak tanggal 16 Mei 2017 tentang penerapan aplikasi antrean paspor online dan kemudahan penggantian paspor yang hanya melampirkan KTP dan paspr lama. Klik tautan berikut jika ingin membaca detailnya: http://www.imigrasi.go.id/index.php/berita/berita-utama/1389-layanan-paspor

Berita itu terasa seperti angin surga mengingat pengurusan paspor yang bisa dibilang lumayan panjang birokrasinya dan lumayan memakan waktu juga. Mumpung masih segar dalam ingatan karena baru saja mengurus perpanjangan paspor tanggal 23 Mei 2017, tulisan ini tertuang sekadar sebagai kenangan sekaligus harapan bahwa kemudahan layanan paspor itu sudah diaplikasikan di semua kantor Imigrasi.

Karena banyak berita menuliskan tentang panjangnya antrean untuk mengurus paspor di kantor Imigrasi Bandara, sejak jam 04.20 jemari sudah sibuk memencet tombol gawai untuk mendapatkan transportasi secara online. Baru berhasil mendapatkan moda transportasi jam 04.50. Untungnya masih subuh sehingga jalanan lancar dan sampai di kantor Imigrasi jam 05.15. Sempat clinguk-clinguk karena tak terlihat antrean mengular di sisi kanan gedung. Setelah berjalan menyusuri sisi gedung, terlihat beberapa orang telah duduk mengantre. Meski sempat salah duduk di kursi antrean, aku masih kebagian “kursi normal” di antrean sisi kanan.

Kursi antrean memang dipisahkan di sisi kiri dan kanan pintu masuk. Kursi antrean sisi kiri (arahnya menghadap pintu masuk) khusus bagi prioritas (lansia dan anak-anak). Kursi antrean sisi kanan adalah antrean reguler. Antrean ini berjajar sekitar 35 kursi lalu disambung satu bangku kayu, dan kemudian tembok pendek (yang bisa menjadi tempat duduk) yang memanjang dari ujung antrean sisi kanan sampai ke ujung antrean sisi kiri, setelah itu antrean berdiri di sepanjang sisi gedung.

Waktu penantian pun dimulai dari jam 05.15. Menurut berita, biasanya tiap hari Selasa dan Jumat, pendaftaran dibuka jam 06.00. Setelah ditanyakan ke petugas jaga, aturan itu sudah tak berlaku lagi. So, antrean pun sabar menanti dan telah mulai “mengular” sampai di sisi gedung saat jarum jam perlahan beranjak menuju angka 07.15 dan formulir dalam map kuning mulai dibagikan petugas.

Sekitar jam 07.00 sebelum formulir dibagikan, dibacakan berkas-berkas yang perlu disiapkan untuk dilampirkan dalam map:
1. fotokopi KTP (harus e-KTP, jika belum punya harus ada surat pernyataan bahwa e-KTP sedang dalam proses pembuatan)
2. fotokopi KK (Kebetulan membawa KK lama yang mencantumkan data ortu. Ini penting karena ada kolom nama dan tanggal lahir ortu yang perlu diisi. Bisa telepon juga sebenarnya jika kita lupa :).
3. fotokopi akta lahir. Ini sebenarnya bisa diganti dengan fotokopi ijazah SD/SMP/SMA. Fungsinya untuk cek nama kita dan nama ortu.
4. fotokopi paspor lama: halaman depan dan belakang (bagi yang mengurus perpanjangan paspor)
5. surat referensi dari tempat kerja.

Beberapa poin penting yang wajib diperhatikan:
1. semua berkas difotokopi dalam ukuran A4, termasuk e-KTP (jangan dipotong sekecil ukuran asli)
2. pastikan NIK di KK sama dengan NIK di e-KTP
3. pastikan penulisan ejaan nama (termasuk spasi) sama di semua berkas. Jika ada perbedaan penulisan, perlu dibuat surat pengantar.
4. bawalah pena dengan tinta hitam untuk mengisi formulir 🙂

Setelah selesai mengisi formulir, lampirkan semua berkas fotokopi dan berkas aslinya. Tulis “e-paspor” di bagian dalam map. Tepat di angka 07.30, petugas mempersilakan sekitar 50 orang untuk masuk ke ruangan dan duduk antre lagi. Namun kali ini, antreannya “berjalan” a.k.a bergeser tiap kali kursi kosong karena mulai dilayani “pengambilan nomor”. Sekitar jam 08.10 nomor antrean kuperoleh: 2-024. Ada dua versi nomor: dimulai dengan angka 1 bagi antrean prioritas (1-001 dst.) dan dimulai dengan angka 2 bagi antrean reguler (2-001 dst.)

nomor antrean

Di loket pengambilan nomor ini, petugas memeriksa kelengkapan berkas dan mencocokkan nama pemohon paspor. Setelah ok, nomor antrean tersemat di bagian dalam map. Setelah itu, aku menuju ke sisi kursi yang diizinkan untuk duduk di mana pun sembari menunggu panggilan. Sebenarnya ada 6 ruang yang disiapkan, tetapi hanya 4 ruang yang “beroperasi” pagi ini. Sekitar jam 09.30, nomorku dipanggil ke “ruang 2”.

Di ruang 2 ini, ada 2 set meja dan petugasnya yang siap melayani. Aku mendapat meja di sisi kiri dan diperiksa lagi berkas-berkas di map. Berkas fotokopi dan paspor asli diambil petugas. Berkas-berkas asli lainnya dikembalikan. Setelah itu, ditanya kapan rencana pergi ke luar negerinya. Hanya itu pertanyaan wawancaranya. Kemudian proses foto dan scan sidik jari tangan kanan dan kiri. Komputernya berjalan lambat saat memproses data dan akhirnya tercetak juga bukti untuk pembayaran sekitar jam 09.45. Paspor baru bisa diambil setelah 15 hari kerja. Lumayan juga . . .

Sebelum keluar dari ruangan, pastikan untuk menanyakan syarat untuk meminta kembali paspor lama. Ada yang mengatakan bahwa paspor lama pasti dikembalikan karena dibutuhkan saat mengurus visa. Tak perlu mengisi formulir permintaan kembali paspor lama. Ada juga yang menyarankan untuk mengambil formulir permintaan itu di tempat fotokopi (ada di dalam kantin). Agar aman, aku tetap mengambil formulir permintaan kembali paspor lama dengan membayar Rp1.000 saja.

Akhirnya semua proses di kantor Imigrasi pun selesai. Saat pulang, masih ada antrean di luar gedung karena batas pembagian formulir adalah jam 10.00. Good luck bagi mereka karena aku saja memerlukan waktu hampir 2 jam untuk antrean di dalam gedung.

Sesampai di kantor, terpikir untuk pergi ke BCA atau BNI untuk membayar pembuatan paspor. Iseng bertanya ke mbah google dan ada petunjuk untuk membayarnya via KlikBCA. Tak perlu pergi, cukup dengan sentuhan jari, pembayaran pun kelar kulakukan. Thanks untuk situs Jalan-Jalan Hemat yang memaparkan cara pembayarannya. Cek tautan ini: http://www.jalanjajanhemat.com/2017/01/cara-membayar-paspor-menggunakan-klikbca/

Nah, selesai sudah semua langkah. Tinggal menanti 15 hari untuk menantikan terbitnya paspor baru 🙂 Ada SMS gateway untuk update status pembuatan paspor itu. Sorry burem fotonya, tapi masih jelas dibaca 😉

sms-gateway

Dari jam 05.15–09.45 untuk mengurus perpanjangan paspor . . . alangkah indahnya jika kemudahan layanan paspor benar-benar diterapkan di semua kantor Imigrasi. Adakah warga Jakarta Selatan yang sudah menikmati kemudahan layanan itu?

Jakarta, 23 Mei 2017

When Bad Feelings Appear

“Birds flying high, you know how I feel. Sun in the sky, you know how I feel. Breeze driftin’ on by, you know how I feel. It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. It’s a new life . . . for me. And I’m feeling good.”

Do you recognize the song? Yes, it’s Michael Buble’s “Feeling Good”. Hope that we always get good feeling all day, but it seems impossible since sometimes our surroundings can create bad feelings which will appear without notice. Bad feelings can appear in every where, whether you are at home, on the road, in the workplace, even during your vacation time. Anything can trigger them. For example in an office stuff, when you are a senior staff and suddenly your boss does not invite you to join an annual meeting, but your boss invites a junior staff who does not know anything yet about all the office products. Then how do you feel? For several people, they can feel irritated, miserable, inferior, inadequate, and perhaps stupid.

Do you know the real definition of each feeling? The Cambridge Dictionary helps us by giving a clear definition. Irritated is something that make (someone) impatient, angry, or annoyed. And then miserable is someone who is very unhappy, very severe or unpleasant. What about inferior? It appears when someone is feeling not good or not as good as someone or something else. Next, inadequate is when you feel not enough or not good enough. And the last one is stupid. It is when someone thinks that she/he is having or showing a lack of ability to learn and understand things, not sensible or logical, and not able to think normally because you are tired, angry, etc.

Those are just little examples of bad feelings which can affect anyone. Those are really ugly, aren’t they? What kind of reasons which can trigger the appearance of such  feelings? When the example is the senior staff, perhaps she/he thinks that her/his career is start to downgrade when it is compare with the junior staff career. Or perhaps she/he thinks that she/he is not usefull anymore in the office. And so many reasons . . . ugly ones . . . which can create such ugly feelings.

Then what can you do when bad feelings suddenly appear in front of your face? The easiest things to do is making excuses. You start make a list of reasons to explain why you are not as good as you think. Talking about excuses, there is one character in the Bible who gave many excuses when God asked him to do a task. Do you know who he is? Yes, Moses. Do you remember how many times he tried to avoid the task given by God? When you read chapter 3 and 4 of Exodus, you know that Moses implied to say “no” to God for five times. He gave reasons, reasonable ones, and perhaps we can say of how weak Moses is. Even God himself promised that He will be with Moses, gave Moses His name, and also provided Moses with capabilities to perform miracles. But Moses said that he was not good enough, could not speak well (really? After all of his education as an Egypt prince, this excuse is very lame), and the last excuse, the real one, is when he asked God to send anyone else. Oh, boy . . . but what if you are wearing Moses’ shoes? Will you do the same thing or you are brave enough to say, “Ok, Lord, I will go” when God asks you the very first time?

Is the last excuse that Moses gave to God the same as running away? So besides make excuses, someone tends to run away rather than dealing with problems that make her/him has bad feelings. The forms are varies, such as starting to get lazy to go to work, reluctant to do the works she/he loves before, does not want to get involve with the projects when the junior staff has some parts in them, etc.

Is there any positive traits to do when bad feelings appear? Some suggestions say that we can do something that make us happy when we are feeling blue. We can have vacation, watch a concert, do our hobbies, or even just make changes of the usual habits. For example, if we usually go to the office through the main road, we can try to find another roads. Or we can have lunch or dinner with our friends. If you like to write, perhaps you can make a list of daily gratitudes, something that you can give thanks to the Lord every day. And many things else which you can find and do when bad feelings start to gnaw your life. Then you can share the tips with us to help others who are in a blue mood too.

And we can sing with Buble, “. . . It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. It’s a new life . . . for me. And I’m feeling good.”

Jakarta, 30 April 2017

Ghost (Writing) Clinic

A friend of mine told me several months ago that she will join a writing workshop by the end of May. I simply asked her how to join the workshop. Everything with ghost in writing interest me 🙂 . . . though I am not a writer.I can only write daily stories, a kind of diary, and just short stories. Start from rarely to write in 2015 to update my private blow until I don’t write anymore. I just feel that I can’t write and my writings just an ordinary ones, not good and not interesting. That is the reason I like to write as a ghost by using pseudonym. Mostly readers don’t know that it was my writing. But several of my close friends can guess it by reading the writing style I use. Even now, it is a struggle for me to write the opening sentence. When reading my old writings, I don’t remember how can I write all the sentences. Some of my friends said that I need to practice and start to write article for blog. Don’t they know my struggle that I don’t feel confidence with my own writings? Or is it because I’m too afraid to get some critics? Or afraid that reader will say that it is a bad writing ever? Or I don’t want to practice or to try again? Or still I can’t let go my old wounds which hurt my heart deeply?

No matter the reasons are, I just know that I’m lazy to write and provide so many excuses not to write anymore. So when joining the ghost writer clinic, I meet the great speaker. She is an editor who becomes a fiction writer, a wellknown ones. Again she reminds us about practice, practice, and practice to increase the writing skill. That’s the difficult task for me since I never write anymore. But she bewitches me with the writing process of Negeri Para Roh. She gives several practice ways how to sharpen our writing skills. It seems that she says, “Don’t be afraid to write! You write to satisfy your soul and heart, no matter others will say!” Can I do that?

That’s the reason which make me shock since I’m one of two participants who won the main doorprize: this great writer, Rosi L. Simamora, will coaching me personally to write something, until the end of December 2016! All the participants want this doorprize and I’m the one who get it, but still I don’t believe it . . . what will I write? This is a great opportunity, but I don’t know how to use it . . . these questions come up in my mind when the MC invites me to go to the front and shake hand with mbak Rosi. It is not a dream, but still I can’t believe it. Even mbak Rosi can read it through my face . . .

Yes, it will be my good chance to write again. But the big question is, what will I write? Don’t know yet . . .

 

My room, 29 May 2016

 

merayap

Puluhan kendaraan mengular memenuhi dua ruas jalan menuju Semanan. Dari arah berlawanan, kendaraan-kendaraan yang muncul menahan guliran rodanya saat angkot yang kutumpangi meliak-liuk mencari jalan. Lalu terdengar sapaan bersamaan gemerincing recehan yang berpindah tangan dari pengemudi ke telapak penjaga rel kereta . . . memuluskan jalannya angkot untuk melintas pertama. Saat mendekati simpang Semanan, pejalan kaki pun menang telak melawan angkot sang raja jalanan. Ada terselip bangga karena tak satu pun keluh terucap dari mulut pengemudinya. Namun peluh tak bisa kubendung. Hawa panas makin meraja lela dan klakson pun unjuk suara. Hebatnya mulut pengemudi tetap terkunci, tapi jemarinya lincah memainkan bunyi, mengusik telinga. Bunyi mereda saat simpang berhasil ditembus dan angkot itu melaju mengantarku.

Semanan, 28 Mei 2016—#latihan 1
gaya tulisan lebay dot com 🙂 (#dibuangsayang)

Negeri Para Roh

negeri-para-roh-cover

Publisher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Publish Date: Nov 30, 2015

Novel ini merupakan kisah fiksi yang ditulis dengan apik berdasarkan kisah nyata 6 Juni 2006 yang dialami 5 insan saat longboat yang mereka tumpangi dijungkirbalikkan dahsyatnya ombak di tengah lautan Arafuru.

Dua kubu berkecamuk di medan benak . . . antara perasaan enggan dan perasaan sayang . . . selesai membaca buku karya Rosi L. Simamora. Namun perasaan sayang jika tak menuliskan apa yang kutemukan menjadi pemenang telak saat menuliskan tiap kata ini.

* Seperti naik roller-coster
Saat jiwa terkesiap manakala longboat dijungkirbalikkan di tengah lautan yang mengganas, tiba-tiba bab selanjutnya menenangkan jiwa dengan kilas balik cerita. Sesaat setelah tertawa mendengar keusilan Senna yang menggoda Sambudi dan obrolan Bagus dengan Hara, jiwa pembaca kembali dibawa membubung dengan hentakan gelora badai lautan . . . mencekam saat membaca perjuangan mereka. Lalu dibawa turun lagi dengan mengulas latar belakang cerita . . . lalu kembali lagi ke peristiwa celaka . . . sungguh piawai penulisnya menghentak jiwa pembaca bukunya.

* Sulitnya lepas dari masa lalu
Terkadang pahitnya luka karena cinta membuat seseorang memuntahkan sakitnya pada orang lain yang tak tahu kelamnya masa lalu dan siapakah lakon dalam buku ini yang sangat pas menggambarkannya? Pertemuannya dengan Hara memicunya untuk menguarkan ketidaksukaannya meski sebenarnya ia tak bermaksud melakukannya. Namun apa daya, semburan mulut yang tak bisa dikendalikannya sempat menggoreskan luka. Uniknya saat membaca celetukan Senna yang menggodanya, mulutku terbahak tertawa. Ingin tahu candanya?

* Berkutat dengan rasa kehilangan
Kental sekali gambaran tentang perjuangan batin Senna untuk bisa melepas kepergian sahabatnya, Bagus. Sampai halaman terakhir selesai dibaca, aku pun merasa tak terima dan terus bertanya apa yang terjadi pada Bagus. Secara nalar, ia berpeluang paling besar untuk selamat dari amukan badai Arafuru karena bisa berpegang di longboat dan ditemani Lucky dan Agus, tukang perahu yang paling piawai menguasai medan yang menggelora. Jadi bisa kebayang pergumulan Senna yang terus mempertanyakan di mana letak salahnya, ke mana perginya Bagus, susahnya untuk menerima kepergian Bagus untuk selamanya…karena tak ada bukti jasadnya. Apa yang dilakukan Senna untuk bisa melepas kepergian sahabatnya?

* Belajar memahami arti cukup dan dicukupkan
Drybox, gosong pasir, hujan, siput, kepiting, botol aqua yang masih ada setengah isinya, pulau tak bertuan yang tak terengkuh pasang . . . hal-hal sederhana yang dipakai sang Pencipta untuk mencukupkan kebutuhan empat jiwa yang berjuang melawan amukan gelombang di tengah laut Arafuru. . . . bagaimana bisa?

* Berkutat dengan rasa tak percaya diri
Tipikal gadis berada yang dimanja dan selalu dilindungi keluarga termasuk memilihkan segala sesuatu dalam hidupnya . . . tiba-tiba Hara memutuskan untuk mencoba sebagai presenter program Petualang dan entah bagaimana nasib bisa memilihnya untuk melanglang ke negeri para roh. Apakah petualangan itu bisa membentuk nyalinya?

* Kala iman dan keyakinan mistis beradu
Siapa yang mau bergulingan di lumpur ? Itulah budaya Asmat supaya roh orang yang meninggal tak mengusik raga, orang-orang yang hidup pun bergulingan di lumpur agar tak terendus baunya oleh roh si orang mati. Tetua meminta Bagus berguling di lumpur juga . . . tetapi ia menolak karena lebih memilih untuk berpihak pada imannya . . . itukah penyebab tak panjang usianya? Enam-enam-enam . . . 6 Juni 2006 . . . apakah karena kombinasi angka itu peristiwa nahas tersebut terjadi?

* Menggeluti segala kisah dunia roh
Menggeluti budaya Asmat dan tradisi pengayauan yang pernah mereka lakukan mewujud dalam kisah-kisah memikat sang pencerita dan juga Totopras. Saat mulut membeku melihat keteguhan Bagus meski pengalaman yang sama pernah dirasakan Topras sesaat sebelum kakak tersayangnya meregang nyawa. Dapatkah segala legenda tua dipercaya?

* Sekilas mengintip budaya dan tradisi suku Asmat
Saat membaca buku ini, pikiran diajak mengembara untuk mengenal sekilas suku di pedalaman Papua . . . budaya, tradisi, rumah, tanah, roh, keyakinan, pepohonan, . . . menambah kekayaan benak melalui dongeng yang dituturkan si pencerita tua.

* Saling menyemangati dan memberi perhatian
Saat ketakutan mencengkeram hati hati, ada Bagus dan Totopras yang memberikan suntikan semangat lewat obrolan, diskusi, dan cerita. Saat Sambudi menyerah kalah karena malaria, tangan Hara terus merawat orang yang membuat hatinya terluka. Saat Sambudi memeluk erat kamera di tengah gulungan ombak laut, saat Sambudi enggan berpisah dengan sepatu kesayangannya meski badan sangatlah penat setelah diombang-ambingkan badai . . . ada Bagus, Senna, dan Hara yang dengan lembut menghardiknya. Berhasilkah?

* Guilty feeling
Andai aku tak memaksa pulang hari ini . . . andai aku sabar menantikan jadwal penerbangan berikutnya . . . andai aku mendengar peringatan si pencerita renta . . . andai Bagus tak terpisah dari kami berempat . . . segala andai yang membuat hati merana . . .

* Kepiawaian menggali cerita
Tidak sekadar menulis . . . riset, kunjungan, wawancara dengan orang yang bersinggungan dengan peristiwa 6-6-2006, buku-buku bacaan yang dilahap, akses di dunia maya, bertemu pada tetua adat . . . demi memadukan kisah nyata yang membuat terpana, disisipi pernak-pernik budaya Asmat yang keramat dengan untaian kata-kata memikat jiwa . . . sungguh penulis yang luar biasa.

* Bacalah bukunya dan temukan sendiri harta Anda 🙂

Jakarta, 24 Mei 2016

trip to Depok :)

I dont believe that I actually did the trip last nite or this early morning. Today is Sem’s birthday and she starts to live in her house at Depok with her brother. I miss her since we are together to live in the same boarding house for almost 10 years 😦

Today is her birthday and actually her sister and I have a plan to go to Depok on next Friday to celebrate the birthday. Her sister has 4 subjects to learn at her campus today and I as usual has to go to the office, then do the teaching. Too late to go to Depok after we are done with our activities.

So yesterday morning, I came up with an idea that we have to make a surprise for Sem at midnite. I tried to find a car to rent, but all are full-booking. Thanks God, Edel and Andri can find one and succeed to ask Ray, their friend, to be the driver.

I arrived home at 20.30 after visited Marlina at RS Siloam, Karawaci. Then at 21.30, we were ready to go to Depok…Edel, Ray, Inda, Sri, Andri, Roland, and me. Inda bought the birthday cake for this simple surprise party. At 23.13, we arrived at GDC. Since the kids were hungry, we stopped at nasi uduk for late dinner.

Then we arrived at Sem’s house at 24.05 🙂 …so much fun for the preparation, so many laughs with the kids, and Inda’s effort to open the gate quietly. It succeed but not with the main door at the house. We found out that Sem did not pull out the key from the door so that we can’t open it from outside. Thanks God since Bobby was awake and opened the door for us.

And Sem…she just woke up from her sleep 🙂 but she told us that she had the feeling that we will do something for her because of my WhatsApp messages. Oh, no…we try to keep it secret, but I’m the one who blow the secret. Yesterday morning I just said how I miss her and how is her first journey from Depok to her office. But because of the messages, she had got the feeling that something will happen for her….so sorry kids 🙂

At least we had so much fun in the short time. But something happened with my tummy. I had got a stomachache and it hurt very much. I thought that it was because of the nasi uduk, but only me who got the stomachache 😦 It disappeared after I spent some times in the toilet. Then we were ready to go home.

Ray was so fast when we were heading home…whether it was late at nite so the street was very quiet or because he was sleepy as we were. We can sleep during the journey but Ray cant 🙂

At 2.30, I reached my room sweet room and fall a sleep rightaway…thanks kids for today 🙂

Jakarta & Depok, 11 June 2015

a hidden gift

It’s almost a year after my last post 😦 How difficult to discipline myself to write something. So today will start again…hope that it will not only a seasonal wish, but will be a routine thing to do…at least one writing a month make my fingers dance smoothly 🙂

This morning is different from my usual mornings. Since yesterday I didn’t keep up my words with David for the broadcasting stuff, I “pay” my debt today. Now I am dealing with Jo. He asks me to read a devotional after gives me two tips: 1. try to be relax, 2. pay attention to your articulation and intonation. That’s all and he just standing next to me when my voice being recorded.

Then he gives his evaluation. My voice color is “ripe” enough for the low voice (the alto sound). My articulation is clear and the thing that makes me shock is when he said that I have a good voice color for radio. He and David have a “sensitive” hearing to know which sound is good or not for the “voice”. “He says, “Your voice is a gift.” Though he can hear the javanese dialect in my voice. The dialect can’t be erased, but it can be reduce since it is the way I speak since I was born.

Frankly speaking, I never think that my voice is my gift. I just feel that this morning, he and He reveal my hidden gift. But is it true? For me it’s too good to be true. I’m too too quiet, even I seldom to speak if it’s not necessary. In my family, I have my father’s DNA, of course lah 🙂 … what I mean is that I am almost the same as my daddy…quiet and can’t sing. Though my dad is a good teacher but don’t ask him to sing 🙂 even he only talks much in front of the class, out of the class, the silent mode on. And myself is the same. So when Jo said that my voice color is good, actually I can’t believe it. When I told him about it, he said that I’ve never been diagnosed by the right doctor who knows well about voice stuff.

He also explains that when someone is hearing their recording voice, they have 2 feelings: 1. they have no confidence of themselves (subjective), 2. there is a difference when hearing the voice directly or the recording voice. When I am speaking, I hear the sound through the air and also I can feel the sound which propagates from my mouth to my ear. When hearing the recording voice, I only hear the sound through the air. It creates the differences of the sound.

But still I am not sure with my own voice. David and Jo agree that I have a good voice color, I am not convinced yet. They have an open audition for the staff to read the devotional for radio program. I’m not sure that I will be the chosen voice since Santi’s, Echa’s, Mary’s, Yuli’s, Riris’ are much much better 🙂 At least I have tried to record my voice.

Is it difficult to give thanks for my hidden gift? Yes, it is since I never realize that I have it. On the other side, I am afraid if I never use this special gift of mine…the hidden one…

Jakarta, 17 September 2014