Saturday, November 29, 2008

Night Sky

it is you... dear
who make the sky so bright
and keep me warm
during the cold winter night
....sefa firdaus

Picture taken at Wesser River, Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Thursday, November 27th, 2008


Friday, November 21, 2008


through the cold of winter night
under the falling snow
i walk the path alone
to be with you
...sefa firdaus

First Snow of Winter 2008-2009
Picture taken from my balcony, Daniel-von-Büren-Straße, Bremen, Germany
Friday, November 21th, 2008


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Quote of The Day - Autumn Leaves

Emily Brontë was born in Thornton, near Bradford in Yorkshire to Patrick Brontë and Maria Branwell. She was the younger sister of Charlotte Brontë and the fifth of six children. In 1824, the family moved to Haworth, where Emily's father was perpetual curate, and it was in these surroundings that their literary oddities flourished. In childhood, after the death of their mother, the three sisters and their brother Patrick Branwell Brontë created imaginary lands, which were featured in stories they wrote. Little of Emily's work from this period survived, except for poems spoken by characters (The Brontës' Web of Childhood, Fannie Ratchford, 1941).

Read more in Wikipedia.

Picture taken Doventor, Bremen, Germany
Thursday, November 13th, 2008


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Man's Best Friend

When I hunted for late autumn view nearby, I captured a man walking with his dog. Though it's a common view in Germany (since it said that the Germans prefer to have dog than their own kid), but still... it touched my heart (somehow I can feel that they care for each other). Those moments reminded me of Hachikō, a dog who waited for his died master to come.

In 1924, Hachikō was brought to Tokyo by his owner, Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo. During his owner's life, Hachikō saw him off from the front door and greeted him at the end of the day at the nearby Shibuya Station. The pair continued their daily routine until May 1925, when Professor Ueno didn't return on the usual train one evening. The professor had suffered a stroke at the university that day. He died and never returned to the train station where his friend was waiting.

Hachikō was given away after his master's death, but he routinely escaped, showing up again and again at his old home. After time, Hachikō apparently realized that Professor Ueno no longer lived at the house. So he went to look for his master at the train station where he had accompanied him so many times before. Each day, Hachikō waited for Professor Ueno to return. And each day he didn't see his friend among the commuters at the station.

The permanent fixture at the train station that was Hachikō attracted the attention of other commuters. Many of the people who frequented the Shibuya train station had seen Hachikō and Professor Ueno together each day. Realizing that Hachikō waited in vigil for his dead master, their hearts were touched. They brought Hachikō treats and food to nourish him during his wait.

This continued for 10 years, with Hachikō appearing only in the evening time, precisely when the train was due at the station. [1] (Source: Wikipedia)

Picture taken Doventor, Bremen, Germany
Thursday, November 13th, 2008


Monday, November 10, 2008

Rindu Cintaku

Aku rindu
Itu katamu padaku
yang tertulis lewat jendela itu

Aku mencintaimu
Itu jeritan hatimu
yang terdengar dari bilik itu

Aku ingin cintamu tak akan berubah
Itu pintamu
yang terbaca dilayar itu

Kubaca lagi dan lagi
dengan tetesan air mata
tak berdaya
...sefa firdaus

Bremen, 10.11.2008
Hang-on dear, I'll be home soon

Picture taken at The Entrance of Rhododendron Park and ‘botanika’, Bremen, Germany
Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
First appeared in album: Bremen: When I'm Feeling Blue.


Thursday, November 6, 2008


Katamu aku harus bersabar disini
Menunggumu dengan doa dan cinta

Katamu aku aku harus kuat
Menahan segala rindu dan sepi

Katamu aku harus setia
Menjaga ikrar dan janji kita


Semua itu hanya kata
Yang kau tak sanggup tuk melakukannya!

...sefa firdaus

Metronom Hamburg-Bremen, 04.11.08
Terinspirasi dari cerita seorang teman yang cintanya dikhianati.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Semua Tak Sama

Dalam benakku lama tertanam
Sejuta bayangan dirimu
Redup terasa cahaya hati
Mengingat apa yang telah kau berikan
Waktu berjalan lambat mengiring Dalam titian takdir hidupku
Cukup sudah aku tertahan
Dalam persimpangan masa silamku

Padi, Semua Tak Sama


Entah mengapa, dalam perjalanan pulang ke Bremen dari Hamburg kemarin, lagu ini terus mengiang ditelinga saya. Berulang dan berulang, seperti ingin menggali kembali semua kenangan yang pernah terjadi dimasa lalu.

Ahhh... saya rindu dia!
Kampung halaman tercinta.


Ischa Freimarkt

Ischa Freimarkt also known as Bremer Freimarkt, is the oldest fair and is claimed as the biggest fair in Northern Germany. Located in both Bürgerweide and Market Square on over 100,000 square meter area in Bremen.

Ischa Freimarkt annually held from mid October until beginning of November within 17 days. Though the weather during this period is quite cold, but Ischa Freimarkt is always full, especially during weekend (Friday - Sunday).

In 2008, Ischa Freimarkt celebrated its 973 years old birthday.

Read more about Ischa Freimarkt here.

Photo taken in Bürgerweide, Bremen, Germany
Friday, Ocotber 31th, 2008