Minggu, 31 Juli 2011

New Paradise in Sanata Dharma

This is the biggest rectangle-shaped space in Campus I of Sanata Dharma with green grass and some beautiful fairly tall green trees in it. The green grass is just like a golf field from afarehereas the beautiful tall green trees bring you back somewhere right in the forest you may have been. The greenish grass and trees give you some fresh air. Some colorful birds perching and singing up high in the trees really attract and catch your eyes to say hello to them. Unconsciously you get very close to nature and become one with it like Adam and Eve in Paradise a long time back.

The size is approximately 30mx40m. It is located in front of an old building with a garage and in the west of a four-floored building. It is fenced permanently with a brick wall in the south and iron bars in the west, facing a main road and post office.

To reach this place you may go by gate either from the west or the north. After you park you motorcycle either under the shelter or in front of the buildings, you will very soon reach the place. You will find the green grass cut veryneatly. Besides that you will find many beautiful big trees. The leaves are so green, not only because of sufficient water under their big strong roots, but also because the soil is very fertile.

When you slowly go around the green space you can differentiate one tree from the others. You can evenname them one by one. It is very easy to find their names. They are the almond tree: ketapang (3), acacia: akasia (1), bayan tree: beringin (5), christmas tree: pohon natal (4), nephelium tree: rambutan (1), coconut tree: pohon kelapa (2), jack fruit tree: nangka (2), mango: mangga (4). There is a very special tree with some writing on the trunk: gnetum-gnemon (in Latin) or Mlinjo (in Jawa). Actually there are 13 of this kind of tree. Some of the trees, like the coconut, mlinjo, and nephelium stand along side the iron-barred fence. They are bearing fruits. This attracts most of the birds to perch in them.

If you go further to the brick-walled fence you will find a pile of garbage in front of a store room and a garbage tank made of iron lying at one end of the garbage. It is rather unpleasant scenery. Anyway, the beautiful songs sung by the assorted birds soon attract your eyes to the other fence with its beatuiful small garden along side the iron-barred fence. The garden has a flower bed. There are three garden lamps standing firmly in the middle and the edge of the garden. There is also a line of paving stones right in the middle of the flower bed. At one end of the flower bed you will find a big frog-statue warmly smiling at you as long as you are facing him.

When you get exhausted by doing assignments from lecturers or reading too many books you borrow from the library, please don`t forget to pop in that paradise. The fresh air may give you some inspiration in memorising new English words in your list, and the beautiful wavy birds songs may teach you how to read the words in a proper English wavy pronounciation.

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