[Short Story] Just Because of Facebook


(This short story is translation from Indonesian version,Gara-gara Facebook“)

“Well students, up here lecture today, thank you, assalamu’laykum,” Madam Gustina closed lecture that day.

“Wa’alaykumussalam, Mom.” The International Relations major students answered together, afterward each of them hurried to home. Everyone was in rush, also a girl named Gina was not left behind, she seemed very impatient to leave the very hot classroom.

Huh. What a hot Jakarta. Gina complained for the tenth time that day. On the way home, she mumbled. Aha, I’m not impatient to update my status. Guess what I’m going to write for the status update today? The sweet girl repeatedly smiled herself imagining her laptop screen full of blue and white colors.

At home, Gina opened Hurricane hurriedly, her beloved birthday gift from her dad. A new 19 week laptop was turned on.

Huh? Gina opened her eyes wide realizing there was someone terrorized her on facebook, her account password had been changed. She repeatedly tried to log in, but she couldn’t. Gina hastily grabbed Dandelion, her new qwerty mobile phone, her beloved birthday gift as well, from her mom. She pressed the speed dial button 4 to the number of Gerry, the only brother of hers.

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[Cerpen] Gara-Gara Facebook


(Cerpen ini sudah ada versi bahasa Inggrisnya, khusus buat pembaca, klikJust Because Of Facebook“)

“Baik, sampai di sini perkuliahan hari ini, terima kasih, assalamu’laykum. “ Bu Gustina menutup kuliah  hari itu.

“Wa’alaykumussalam, Bu” Jawab para mahasiswa jurusan Hubungan Internasional itu berbarengan, masing-masing bergegas pulang. Di antara para mahasiswa tersebut, tidak ketinggalan Gina Aulia, kelihatan terburu-buru meninggalkan ruangan.

Panas banget hari ini. Kali kesepuluh Gina mengeluh hari itu. Dalam perjalanan pulang, Gina bergumam. Duh, ga sabar, nih, mau update status, ah. Hari ini update status apa, ya. Gadis manis itu senyum-senyum sendiri, membayangkan layar lepinya penuh dengan warna biru tua dan putih.

Sesampainya di rumah, buru-buru pula Gina membuka Hurricane, begitu Gina menyapa kado ultah dari ayahnya itu. Laptop yang baru berusia 19 minggu.

Hah? Gina terbelalak, ada yang menerornya di facebook, passwordnya diganti. Berkali-kali Gina mencoba log in, tetap tidak bisa. Buru-buru Gina menyambar Dandelion, hape qwerty kesayangannya, kado ultah juga, dari ibu. Gina menekan tombol 4, lama, speed dial ke nomor abang Gusti, saudara Gina satu-satunya.

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