Khamis, November 17, 2011

The White Banyan

Saya dapat ole-ole dari Jogja!



"The White Banyan-Lahirnya Kembali Beringin Putih", tentang sejarah, mitos dan lagenda di Gunung Merapi, Jogja. Written in 1998 by an incredibly talented FRENCH lady, Ms Elisabeth D. Prasetyo, who is also Sarah's mom, merangkap Eross's mother in law. Percaya gak sih, for Serat Centhini, she actually translated naskah dalam bahasa Jawa kuno yang sangat rare itu ke bahasa Perancis, then to Indonesian language again? Hebat bukan main, kawan.

Tambah awesome lagi, dalam satu buku ini ada 4 bahasa, English, Indonesian, French and Japanese. 4 in 1!


Dapat juga buku comel 'Petualangan Sapu Jagat' hasil karya adik2 Sanggar Giri Gino Guno, di Bantul, Jogjakarta. This book tells the legend of Kyai Sapu Jagat, the palace gardener during Penembahan Senopati's reign in Mataram, who sacrificed himself for the king and ate 'Telur Dunia' which was given by Nyi Roro Kidul to Senopati. Combined dengan lukisan2 lucu, buku ini juga diisi dengan 2 bahasa, Indonesian and French. CUTENESS!


Yang paling mahal, I got the author's autograph as well!! If you have difficulty reading that, it says...
"To Farina Jamal,
The White Banyan is dead, but many young trees on the Merapi are growing again and will tell a new story"

Termasuk yg ini, Sarah has kindly given me 3 of her mother's books, namely "Centhini-Kekasih yang Tersembunyi", "Merapi Omahku" and now THIS! Have been looking high and low for this book since I read the review, tapi tak jumpa. Gembiranya di dalam hati!!! Was so excited when I got it, rasa macam nak loncat2! Hahaha...ye, saya memang nerd. Books make me happy.

My favourite quote from the book,

“Kalau orang pinter diberi satu, akan minta dua. Tapi kalau orang bodoh diberi satu, akan disyukuri.”

-mBah Marijan



Thank you so much Sarah! Makasih Tante Elisabeth! Makasih mbak Ayukelopak yang dah sudi bawa pulang! Love!

Tiada ulasan:

March 2017 - 'Ada Apa Dengan Jogja?' (Part 2.5)

Honestly tho, I have nothing much to say about the show, except what everyone would already know...It was AH-MAY-ZINGGGG!!! *fangirling mod...