Senin, 24 Mei 2010

Wear a sunscreen!

Dear, teman-teman kelompok PENCAPIR (PENgamat CeritA-cerita PIeRa!), di sela-sela pencarian saya terhadap link beberapa cover version dari lagu 'Mau dibawa ke mana'-nya Armada, saya menemukan sebuah link yang yahud mandra guna ini!

Nih, yang buat yang kurang dapat mendengar baik suara video-nya, saya bantu menulis apa yang dimaksud oleh bapak-bapak bersuara layaknya Bung Sambas, sang komentator permainan bulu tangkis kenamaan pada akhir 80-an. (Ayoooo yang mau tes IELTS atau TOEFL, daripada nonton Miyabi, meningan latihan listening pake video ini, sob!)

"Ladies and gentlemen of the class 2010 (Sebenernya sih dia ngomoing '99, tapi biar saya sesuaikan dengan zaman sekarang aja ya!)

Wear a sunscreen!

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, a sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by the scientist, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis, more reliable, than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and the beauty of your youth. Well, never mind…You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they're faded. But trust me, in 20 years you will look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are NOT as fat as you imagine!

Don't worry about the future, or worry but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind that kind blindsides you at 4 PM on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing that everyday scares you. Sing! Don't be reckless with the other people's heart, don't put up with people who are reckless with yours. Floss! Don't waste your time on jealousy, sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and in the end, it is only with yourself. Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults. If you succeed doing in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements. Stretch! Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you wanna do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, and some of the most interesting 40 years old I know, still don't. Get plenty of calcium! Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself, either. Your choices are half chance, so are everybody's else.

Enjoy your body! Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it, or what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own. Dance! Even if you have nowhere to do it, but in your own living room. Read the directions even if you don't follow them. Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel UGLY.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings, they are your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography in lifestyles, because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.

Live in Cirahong (harusnya sih New York city, tapi saya belum pernah ke sana, red) once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Ciroyom Utara (ini juga, harusnya Northern California, tapi saya belum pernah nyobain tuh, red) but leave before it makes you soft. Travel! Accept certain inalienable truths. Prices will rise, political will philander, you too will get old and when you do you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, the politicians were noble, and children respected their elders. Respect your elders!

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse, but you never know when either one might run out. Don't mess too much with your hair, or by the time you are 40, it will look 85. Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

But, trust me on the sunscreen

Waaaaaah mustajab sekali ya! Apalagi dia menyebut-nyebut ke-gundah-gulana-an menjadi seseorang yang berumur 22 tahun (yes, i am!). Eh, bai de wei, buat yang kurang mengerti bahasa pangeran Charles, nanti akan saya coba artikan ke dalam bahasa indonesia, maaf banget kalau terjemahannya agak kurang berkenan, maklum nilai TOEFL saya masih dibawah nilai TOEFL-nya Barack Obama, kekekekekekeke. Sing sabar ya :)

Bersambung…..(ke versi bahasa indonesia-nya.)

2 komentar:

  1. setauku makhluk yang paling enjoy dan menikmati hidupku cuman spongebob dan patrick.... hahahahha
    apa mereka juga perlu pake sunscreen?

  2. mereka tinggalnya di laut bro :) kagak perlu sunscreen :)