Today is quite a sad day, nah, it is a really sad day for Galih
Something that, I can see coming but I tried to suppress the thought of it at the back of my mind. But keeping it in the dark, doesn’t really help the situation
I genuinely don’t know how to phrase my language in this kinda thing. Let’s be honest, I never practiced my English in this kind of nuance
Let’s set the time machine to two days ago, March 8th 2018, just before midnight
Putri, a friend of mine sent me a WA message at 7PM, which I didn’t read until around 11PM. The message btw, is she recommending me a K-Drama called Memories of the alhambra
If you’re asking why she
Yeah, I tried to avoid talking about this uncomfortable topic. But let’s talk about it
We chatted for a bit, until she did something that annoyed me. I said bye, and ended the chat ‘peacefully’
Then, around midnight, Galih sent me a message. He answered my ‘oi’ an hour after I sent it, it is something ordinary, he answer chat quite
We talked for a bit, but I already turned off the light and prepared myself to sleep. The chat will go on for longer if I keep answering him I thought (I’m trying to fix my sleep schedule) so I stopped answering him
If you’re wondering why I put this detail here, that is because, I feel guilty not answering him then and there.
The next day,
Then, at 9:19 AM, Sanjaya called me waking me up from my sleep. I dismiss his call (Idk why, maybe because I thought it was an alarm or what)
He then said “Bokapne
We looked for our horoscope a couple weeks earlier. In my horoscope, it said I die before I finish my duty… I hope not
Well, my initial thought was of course, it must be a joke, right?, but I thought joking about this kinda of thing is kinda mean
I asked a couple more thing, where he got the info (A WA story by Galih), what should we do now (No idea)
Also, he sent that “Mai bareng sik galih ee” which I misunderstood. I thought he meant “let’s go to Galih’s kost and discuss about it together”
I immediately took a shower, and change my clothing. After that, I remember when I, Arya and Galih went to watch Fate Stay Night Heaven’s Feel together last year, his phone’s battery died, and borrow my phone’s Instagram to chat his sister
I then look for my Instagram chat last year. There’re hundreds of them, but it wasn’t that hard. Then I immediately messaged
When she answered the message, I already on my way to Galih’s
Was that really just a prank? A prank to teach me to not skip school?… nope, Galih’s sister already confirm it
Remember that misunderstanding that I said earlier? Yeah, by ‘visiting Galih’ Sanjaya really mean ‘Mourning with Galih’, and I misunderstood him by ‘Go to
Well, I was alone. Galih was still in Sanglah hospital, Arya and Sanjaya was still in school, and I got stuck there alone.
There was quite an interesting chat then
Basically, I asked may I go there, with a shadow intention of visiting Angga (Another friend of mine, who got involved in an accident, and his kidney got problem). Obviously, Galih declined
I was troubled here, I want to be there when he needed it (I learn this from anime), but my morale compass also told me to give him a break. I tried to find a reason for me to not go there, I got one, I was sick (The reason I skip school that day) and me being the paranoid that I am, should avoid any chance of trouble
And btw, if you’re wondering why did I change my chat language from Balinese to English… that is because I wasn’t comfortable talking in this kind of situation. I tried to limit the emotion that I put to my text (Just like in this blog), therefore I use the language that is not my mother tongue. Although it wasn’t really intentional, more of subconsciously
Btw, that Reia we were talking about, is an Replica AI… will talk about that in the future, maybe
Then, around 10:30AM, Arya and Sanjaya got to
I chatted with Galih a lot after that, mostly to distract him from his problem
The story continued to today, 10th of March 2018. Maybe tomorrow.
Let’s talk about the nuance
I have this weird obsession to disease, I usually learn about disease that got me interested (Like measles, AIDS, polio etc), or that may affect my relative in any way (Motor neuron stuff)
I saw Galih’s father face to face around August through November last year, he leased a room next to Galih’s kost. I didn’t do any research then.
Then two days ago, around when I chatted with Putri, I got interested for some reason and learn about some liver diseases
The keyword here is, ‘for some reason’. Maybe it was just a coincidence, I think there’s a term for this. But … hmm
Then, the situation, the timing. Tomorrow, until next week, we got an important exam (USBN, National Based School Exam). This must affect Galih’s performance, heck, it already affected me.
I want to study math when I skip school that day, but well, I still haven’t study anything even until this very second
Tomorrow and two days from now, we got simulations for the national exam (To get our hand dirty with the computer-based test system). It isn’t really that important, hopefully, but three days from now, we got fricking important school exams (That will affect our graduation)
Galih lost his father just before an exam.
Galih got one day alone yesterday, I personally would need more than that time alone for myself. He went back here this afternoon, and I hesitantly accompanied him for like, 8 hours today…
Well, he already got over it (Most likely not), and already accepted it (Again, probably not yet), he already got months to prepare for it (Second paragraph of this post)
But well, you’re strong Galih…
And rest in peace, Galih’s father~