Everybody Can Speak.

Hari ini, untuk kedua kalinya saya menonton film The King’s Speech yang dengan Epiknya dimainkan oleh Colin Firth,
yang succesfully mengantarkan dia sebagai Best Actor in a Leading Role pada ajang Academy Awards kemarin.
sayangnya, Helena Bonham Carter yang menurut saya juga memainkan Queen Elizabeth dengan Awesomenya gagal meraih Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

well if you guys didn’t watch it yet, the story is actually about King George the sixth, who has struggle to give a speech in front of people.
he actually has elder brother but his brother, Prince David, who are suppose to be the king, can’t fulfill his duty so He should give the throne to his brother, Prince George.
singkat cerita, untuk memperbaiki ke stammer-annya dia belajar pada ahli, yang ternyata ‘ahli palsu’, Mr. Lionel yang dengan superb dimainkan oleh Geoffrey rush.
akhirnya pada saat Inggris mengumumkan Perang melawan Nazi Jerman, King George berhasil melewati tantangan dan berhasil Delivering a good speech.

the king's speech

the point is, actually, the thing that i want to tell you guys,
kisah The King’s Speech ini sedikit banyak membuka memori saya kembali ke-10 tahun yang lalu,
when i was in 5th Grade at elementary school.
back then, saya adalah orang yang super pemalu.
if you guys remember, pada saat masa SD, kita seringkali mendapat tugas untuk mengarang puisi, membuat cerita, membaca pantun, dan lain-lain.
and once you’ve made it, you have to go up in front of the class and read what you’ve made to your classmates.
kalau lagi momen-momen seperti itu, saya selalu ingat pasti keringat dingin saya mengucur,
perasaan nervous saya tak terelakkan lagi.
dan pada saat Bapak atau Ibu Guru mulai menunjuk giliran siapa sekarang,
the words keep saying on my mind, “Tuhan jangan saya plis Tuhan saya ga mau maju tolong”
and Da! they called my name. damn.
dengan berat hati dan berat langkah, saya maju ke depan,
and here it is, me, in front of the class. nervous. like hell.

dan bodohnya lagi, i can’t hide my feelings, the nerves, i can’t control it. damn it.
one thing for sure, each time i had to go in front of the class, my face turned red.
and it happened all the time.
setiap baca puisi
setiap membaca karangan
setiap memimpin doa
my face is always turned red.
sampai akhirnya, teman saya menyadarinya…
and they had a nickname for me, ‘Mimikri’
Mamad The Mimikri.

anehnya..
dari dulu, saya selalu terpilih menjadi ketua kelas, all the time.
anehnya..
saya selalu dipilih menjadi komandan upacara kalau kelas saya bertugas sebagai petugas upacara.
anehnya..
saya jadi dokter cilik terbaik..
bahkan anehnya.
saya jadi Ketua OSIS.

i was like thinking,
is this the way God shows me that i have to learn from this.
each experience, of course, givin’ me another chance to improve my skill.

and i realize that i ain’t a good speaker. i knew that.
but maybe God has another plan for me back then.
saya terus menerus dipilih menjadi orang yang di depan layar.
bahkan itu semua terjadi sampai, even sampe sekarang.

satu hal yang akhirnya saya sadari sekarang adalah,
ternyata Tuhan ga main-main dengan memberi saya nervous, memberi saya ketakutan berbicara di depan umum,
karena pada saat keberjalanannya, saya terus menerus di uji, saya terus menerus di evaluasi
sehingga bakat itu muncul dengan sendirinya..
seiring berjalannya waktu..

of course i ain’t still a good speaker,
yet.
but one that i believe,
these whole experiences,
these whole tests,
everyhing.
were meant to be something, someday.

i believe that a good speaker,
not just born like that.
not that easy.
i believe that a good speaker, works very hard, until they reach their position right now.

and i know, my journey is still very long
very very long

but i’ll learn from it.
i’ll do every single thing to do, to improve me. myself.
so then someday everyone will recognize me, not only as a good speaker, but also as a good person.

a stammerer like King George VI, can improve himself, and brought his Nation to win the War.
why wouldn’t i?

Bandung, 14 Desember 2011.

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