Commitment is about doing whatever it takes.—Anonymous

Tambora On Fire

Friday, October 05, 2007

I was on my way back to office from Salemba when I saw black thick smoke from a far distance. Got off the bus, I grabbed an ojek and told the driver to take me to the location. We got there at around 4 pm.



Everyone was in panic. Some men were trying to stop the fire with anything they found, while women cried out loud "Allaahu Akbaar!". All these made me shiver. Some of me wanted to continue taking pictures but some of me didn't.



After being there for about nearly two hours, I decided to leave. At the office I told my editor that more than 20 houses were burnt (by that time) and no casualties so far. She replied "it's too little — we couldn't publish the story."

Well, I'm okay with that. If it takes more burnt houses just to get my story published, I'd rather not have it published anyway…

PS. Bat, how's your day?

35 Komentar:

Anonymous ray rizaldy »
06 October, 2007 05:37  

suit...suit...

jakarta post nih, langsung ngingris ceritanya..

Blogger Dinda »
06 October, 2007 08:12  

sudah mulai magang ya?

Blogger ikram »
06 October, 2007 10:44  

Ray, hehe. Tahu aja.

Iya Din, sejak tanggal 1 Oktober kemarin. Deket Trisakti nih. Kalo lo tiba-tiba lagi mau bayarin orang buka puasa, kontak2 gua yak.

Blogger sawung »
06 October, 2007 12:07  

hoi.
gw ajakin lu ke widyacandara itu sekalian buat kenal-kenalan.
siapa tau lu di tugasin ngeliput dept atau perh orang-orang tsb.
nanti kalo ada acara di widya candra lagi gw kasih tau lu.

Blogger ikram »
06 October, 2007 13:22  

Maaf Wung kemaren lagi nggak bisa. Maaf ya.

Blogger Brahmasta »
06 October, 2007 22:55  

Terlalu kecil? Indonesia terlalu banyak musibah ya..

Blogger sigit »
06 October, 2007 23:14  

menanggapi comment lo di blog ray: YEEEE BUKAN, MAKSUDNYA BLOG GUEEEEEEEEE........!!!!!!!!

gr amat sich.

Blogger ikram »
06 October, 2007 23:53  

Iya Bram. Salah satu nilai berita memang "magnitude". Tapi musibah tetap musibah.

Saya nggak sampai hati untuk berharap kebakaran tambah besar, hanya supaya berita saya turun. Hehe.

Sigit: Hahaha. Gua emang gampang ge-er tau.

Blogger Nadya Fadila »
07 October, 2007 10:38  

She replied "it's too little" -- we couldn't publish the story.

haduhaduh..ngeri juga yak bacanya!

PS. Bat, how's your day?

jjjiiiieeee...so sweeeeeetttttt! ;)))

Blogger f.dian ardi wulandari »
07 October, 2007 13:27  

Kalau saja yang terbakar itu 1 saja rumah salah satu pejabat pemerintahan, menteri misalnya, dengan sebab yang sama, pasti tidak akan ada yang berkomentar "it's too little". Ha..h,rupanya nyawa manusia itu dihargai hanya dengan sekedar status.

Blogger ikram »
08 October, 2007 00:06  

Nad, kok ngeri? Jangan dong.

Reporter memang cuma melaporkan. Perkara berita dimuat/tidak, itu tugas redaktur.

Siapa tahu redakturku baca.. Halo Mbak! Ehehe :P

Dian, yaa.. namanya juga ada keterbatasan halaman. Makanya aku seneng punya blog. Bisa memberitakan yang tak dimuat.

Kaya' si Arif Bisnis. Ya nggak Rif?

Blogger CempLuk »
08 October, 2007 05:47  

turut berduka atas musibah kebakaran ini..:(

Blogger Adisti Dini Indreswari »
08 October, 2007 09:21  

Wow... the smoke looks devastating! Ngeri bgt. "It's too little"? Mungkin krn kejadiannya di pemukiman kumuh kali ya...

Btw, Jakarta Post? Cool! :D

Blogger sari »
08 October, 2007 13:40  

Wah Kram, kemarin gw lewat juga pas kebakaran itu. Kok ga ketemu ya? Hehe..

Blogger achmadbiz »
08 October, 2007 14:08  

jadi inget aku langganan Google Alerts keyword daerahku, dulu pas awal-awal belom ada minyak pasti dapetnya kalo pas ada musibah aja, banjir, angin topan etc.

PS: Kram .. how's your day ?
suit suitt hehehe

Anonymous Anonymous »
08 October, 2007 16:47  

bat,,kram how's your day?? missing each other nieh..hohohoho....

Anonymous muthe »
08 October, 2007 22:37  

wew...kebakaran pas lagi puasa pula..wew...dan 20 itu kedikitan untuk berita??? geblek...awak tak ngertilah dunia perberitaan ini..apalah awak nih..

Blogger ikram »
09 October, 2007 00:52  

Mas Andi, terimakasih..

Adisti, bukan karena kejadian di tempat kumuh.. Tapi karena halaman yang terbatas, maka editor harus memilih mana yang dimuat mana yang tidak :)

Bisri dan Anonymous: Sialan loe :P

Muthe, tapi keesokan harinya The Jakarta Post menulis cerita tentang kebakaran ini kok.

Anonymous firman firdaus »
09 October, 2007 04:06  

Lho, Adisti bukannya di JP juga ya?

Begitulah Kram, bad news is good news, kata orang. Tapi foto dari Antara muncul di HL JP tuh waktu itu.

Jangankan ini cuma di Jakarta, aku jalan ke Talaud aja bikin proposal tulisan eh gak diapruf. Padahal udah jalan.

Protes dong kram...kakaka

Blogger ichaAwe »
09 October, 2007 05:26  

yah itu mah biasa... cara tercepat tuk penggusuran rumah2 kumuh

Blogger sigit »
09 October, 2007 05:42  

Loh Anie (Audrey Cornu) mana??

Anonymous ayahshiva »
09 October, 2007 05:58  

duh kesian banget mereka, padahal sebentar lagi hari raya

Anonymous ika »
09 October, 2007 11:42  

sabar kram, internetnya belum dipasang.. Dua minggu lagi tuh katanya, hehe.

Anonymous Anonymous »
09 October, 2007 12:21  

jadi sementara ini via sms aja ya ka?
kasian dung. Ga bisa sambil curicuri di kantor

Blogger batari saraswati »
09 October, 2007 12:42  

my day was fine :)
utk anonymous, via email juga bisa doong. hehe.

Anonymous ray rizaldy »
09 October, 2007 20:17  

suit...suit...

"how's your day"nya terjawab tuh...

Anonymous andrew »
09 October, 2007 21:03  

"She replied "it's too little" -- we couldn't publish the story..."

what the hack is she talking about??Dancin upon others misery..

Salam buat wanita ini sob...jadi pengen knalan..heheheh

btw kalo ada yg mau beli rumah baru..
www.kelapagading.biz

Anonymous leksa »
09 October, 2007 21:47  

hehehehe....
Doa si Mbak Redaktur terkabul...
20 menjadi ratusan...

Kram,..
berada di Perusahaan Media kadang tidak seindah diruang sekre berukuran ga nyampe 3x3....

Blogger Iman Brotoseno »
10 October, 2007 21:16  

salam kenal, dan terima kasih atas info mengenai bloig FPI..its highly appreciated

Blogger ikram »
10 October, 2007 23:15  

Adisti yang ini bukan Adisti JP, Mas Firman..

Wah Mbak Icha sudah melontarkan teori-teori konspirasi nih. Ada yang mau menanggapi? Saya nunggu abis Lebaran ah :)

Sigit: Mas mas, emang situ pikir sini pusat informasi orang hilang?

Iya Mas Ari, kasihan betul. Apalagi kejadiannya menjelang berbuka. Kasihan.

Ika, ah no comment ah.

Anonymous, ah no comment juga ah.

Batariiii! Hahahahaha.
*speechless.

Ray, tiba-tiba gua jadi pengen no comment juga sama lo.

Andrew, well, itulah susahnya jadi redaktur hehehe.

Ijal: Bener banget!

Mas Iman, salam kenal juga- your welcome. Terimakasih kepada Muhammad Sulhanudin si pemburu hantu (btw mana ya dia?)

Blogger All In »
17 October, 2007 11:18  

wah kram udah kerja nih
masih magang atau udah tetap?
gaya euy...

eniwei
minal aidzin wal faidzin
selamat hari raya idul fitri
mohon maaf kalo gw ada salah

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