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SALJU DATANG MENJELANG NATAL

Satu minggu sebelum Natal saya terbangun dengan suara gesekan.

Hari masih pagi dan rupanya seseorang membersihkan sesuatu. Bunyinya mengganggu tidur. Dengan enggan saya bangkit dari tempat tidur dan membuka tirai jendela. Wow. Hamparan warna putih menutupi seluruh jalan, rumput dan tanaman. Salju menutupi atap rumah, pohon dan mobil. Meskipun ini bukan salju pertama saya tapi ini sudah pasti salju putih pertama saya.

Sambil tersenyum saya ingat minggu terakhir bekerja di Karibia. Saya bermimpi tentang saat ini ketika hari kerja tampak panjang dan melelahkan. Tak sabar saya ingin mengejar petualangan berikutnya.  Kaki saya sangat gatal untuk melompat ke dalam pesawat dan pergi jauh dari tempat di mana saya tinggal dan bekerja selama lebih dari 10 tahun. Saya ingin merasa ‘White Christmas in New York’.

Setelah itu tidak ada salju sampai hari ini. Pagi ini aku bangun dan melihat warna putih di permukaan tanah. Cuaca dingin menghentak saya pada hari pertama saya di New York. Hari demi hari berlalu dan semakin hari semakin dingin. Tantangan yang berat untuk orang yang datang dari negara tropis seperti saya. Akibatnya saya terkena flu selama seminggu.

Beruntung saya berkesempatan berkunjung di Amerika dengan waktu lama, lima setengah bulan. Saya sengaja tidak membuat jadwal yang padat. Saya punya waktu untuk menyesuaikan diri dengan cuaca dan menikmati musim dingin.

 

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The snow came before Christmas One week before Christmas I was awakened by the sound of friction. It was still early and apparently someone cleaning something. It really disrupted my sleep. I reluctantly got out of bed and opened the window curtains. Wow. White color enveloped the entire road, grass, and plants. Snow covered roofs of houses, trees, and cars. Although this was not my first snow but this is definitely my first white snow. Smiling, I remembered the last week of work in the Caribbean.I dreamed about this moment when the work days seemed long and tiring. Impatiently I wanted to pursue the next adventure. My feet really itching to jump on a plane and went far from the place where I lived and worked for more than 10 years. I wanted to feel 'White Christmas in New York'. After that, there was no snow until today. This morning I woke up and saw white on the ground. The cold weather hit me on my first day in New York. Days passed and increasingly cooler. A formidable challenge for the people who come from a tropical country like me. As a result, I had the flu for a week. Lucky I had the opportunity to visit in the United States with a long time, five and a half months. I purposely did not make a hectic schedule. I had time to adjust to the weather and enjoy the winter.

 

The snow came before Christmas One week before Christmas I was awakened by the sound of friction. It was still early and apparently someone cleaning something. It really disrupted my sleep. I reluctantly got out of bed and opened the window curtains. Wow. White color enveloped the entire road, grass, and plants. Snow covered roofs of houses, trees, and cars. Although this was not my first snow but this is definitely my first white snow. Smiling, I remembered the last week of work in the Caribbean.I dreamed about this moment when the work days seemed long and tiring. Impatiently I wanted to pursue the next adventure. My feet really itching to jump on a plane and went far from the place where I lived and worked for more than 10 years. I wanted to feel 'White Christmas in New York'. After that, there was no snow until today. This morning I woke up and saw white on the ground. The cold weather hit me on my first day in New York. Days passed and increasingly cooler. A formidable challenge for the people who come from a tropical country like me. As a result, I had the flu for a week. Lucky I had the opportunity to visit in the United States with a long time, five and a half months. I purposely did not make a hectic schedule. I had time to adjust to the weather and enjoy the winter.

 

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