Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Forbidden Spots on Campus: Me and 'Mysterious' Cleaning Service (Part 2)

This second post,as I promised in a related post (before), would discuss the strange-experience of me and my besties, when we were still became student at Gadjah Mada University (UGM), ago. 

Still remember about mystery stories in campus? a.k.a Forbidden Spots? Well, this time I'll tell you, purely fact, from our personal experiences. It happened without we were realize what or why, could be, it related to the--unwritten--restrictions, that we broke (who knows???) -__- 

A few years ago, precisely in 2010-early 2011, me and my besties name Raifa (@raifaraifa) followed English Course held in one of study center on campus. Me and Raifa always took on the same class. So we were leave and go home together. Accidentally, we stayed at the same flat. At the moment we were in stressful times. So we looked for the bustle outside, one of them by took an evening course classes, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. After class hours, we were usually hangout until mid night time, we had dinner and some time we had cyber surfing in hotspot area.

We were often use hotspot facilities in Balairung area (The Rectorate)--Sayap Selatan (South Hall). There are some people who subsequently became a cyber-net community in south hall, including me and Raifa. Roughly when it rains, there are only 3-5 people there (including me and Raifa). If the weather is nice, 11-13 people of community members who keep stay there (including me and Raifa, of course). But of the whole amount, me and raifa just-one-two women in the community. Could you imagine that? We were the goddamn-night-lady among the insomnia people! *cheers

On average, the community just keep in front their laptop from 8 p.m. until 12 p.m. More than that time, it was rarely, because they would be warned by campus security or SKK.

That night, after had dinner, we were get Balairung at 10 p.m. As usual. It was not strange for us. The only strange thing was atmosphere that night, quite silent. Maybe, it because the rain fell since maghrib. We were see, at the round table under the umbrella (where we were used to sit and surfing internet), so quiet. The weather was cold, and the table still wet from the drizzle. There were only five people (include me and Raifa). I've familiar their face, of course.  

Because the table wet, we were decided to sit "lesehan/nglesot" (I really dunno what it means on English :D) in the inside building of Balairung (Rectorate). We were think, inside building, the air is warmer than outside. We were start searching internet with a little jokes to relieve the loneliness by the night. Up on my curiosity, when I saw the floor. Then there was the silly question of me:

Me : "Fa, ni lantai dipel ga sih tiap hari? Kok ga pernah ada kotoran perasaan?" (Fa, this floor-mop every day isn't it? How come there is never dirty?)

Raifa : "Jelas lah Ning, gila aja lu. Masa UGM ga cukup uang buat bayar cleaning service sih. Lagian ini rektorat kali..." (Obviously Ning, you just crazy. How can UGM does not have enough money to pay the cleaning service eh? This is Rectorate anyway.. )

Me : "Iya sih...tapi kok gw ga pernah liat yang ngebersihin rektorat sih kalau ke sini?" (Well, yeah ... but how come I never see people who clean the Hall if I came here?)

Raifa : "Lu pikir...kalo lu kuliah, dia ngebersihin, emang lu bisa liat? Yang jelas, dia ngebersihinnya ya di jam kerja lah. Jam kerja kampus kan sampai jam 4 sore." (You think ... if you're in college, he was clean the Hall, weve you can see? Clearly, he was clean the Hall in working hours. The hours of Campus until 4 p.m. right?)

Me : "Iya juga sih ya...mana ada cleaning service jam segini, ini dah hampir jam 12 anyway Fa.." (Yeah you're right anyway ... how could there any cleaning service at this hour, it was almost 12 p.m. anyway Fa ..)

Raifa : "Hahaha, betul. Gila aja, kalo ada cleaning service jam segini mah bukan manusia kali ya? Hahaha. Bercanda lu!" (Hahaha, yeahJust crazy, if there was a cleaning service at this hour, he was definitely not a human, right? Hahaha. Foolish!)

Me : "Sinting lo Fa! Hahaha" (Of course. Hahahaha... )


A.N.D. Y.O.U. K.N.O.W. W.H.A.T ?????????????

After I stopped laughing, I turned to the end of the Hall which was far for me. The visibility from where I was sitting to the end of the Hall (to the 2nd floor) approximately 100 meters.....I saw a cleaning service through, he pushing wheelie bin contain 3 trash bins in yellow, green, and blue colors.

WHAT THEEEE...............DAAAAAMMMMM....................................................

W.A.I.T. !!!! W.A.I.T. !!!!! W.A.I.T. !!!!!

A split second, I turned on Raifa (who still busy with her surfing internet), and said with enthusiasm.  

"Fa! Ituuu!! Gw liat!! Barusan ada cleaning service lewat situ!!" (Fa, there!! I saw it!! There are cleaning service, he has just through the Hall there!!.)

*Think: did she also saw it?* "Lo liat juga kan?" (You also saw it? Right?)

 Raifa: *melongo* "Hah? Apaan sih, Ning?! Gada siapa-siapa tuh.." (*staring* Hah? What the heck, Ning?! No one there...)

Me : "Tapi.............." (But...........) *when I looked again, there are no one at the end of the hall....

I really obvious it was CLEARLY, I saw a cleaning service pushing wheelie bin through the Hall. But............where is he???
I had argued briefly with Raifa. She said it was impossible. I believe that my vision was very CLEAR. Even, I CLEARLY see, he LOOKED AT ME SOOO SHARPLY, and pushed his wheelie bin through the Hall. (The only problem is.... I didn't see the bottom .......... did he walked by his REAL foot or ............OMG! Protect me, Yaa Robb!)

A few seconds subsequently, We decided to re-check the mysterious guy, while carrying our laptop. Get end of the Hall, we were not find anyone! (*please note that the inside building connect with the outside building, so, if he moves to bring the trash to outside, it would through the front Hall) We chase him .... but .. we did not find anything........................even in the front Hall (where the community gathered was already quite) THERE ARE NO ONE.............


I began feel the creeps in back of my neck. Raifa and I looked at each other, and she told me:

"Ning, udahan yuk...kayaknya udah mulai ga beres nih hawanya...." (Ning, Let's go ahead.....seems like the weather goes so wrong here.............)

OH SO YESSSSS...............without she asked too, I've thought SO.!

Having reached the flat, we were think rationally, if the cleaning service pushed the wheelie bin, it might not be able through the Hall of inside building .... why? ............ because the building has a Yard in the center, however, for connecting the Yard with the Hall inside, there is only one way, by the stairs. So, if he brought a wheelie bin? It was highly impossible. By which way? The stairs?  

C'mon, surely we would be heard the noise "dag-dag-dug-dug" at least, when the wheelie up the stairs. Right??

If you wanna know about Balairung UGM, click here, I connected with a trusty-link... or click here if you wanna know, UGM at the past.... :)


OK... this might be due to our last conversations, we were "fishing" the mysterious cleaning service to came .............

The restriction number ONE : Do not stay at Balairung (Rectorate) more than 9 p.m. 
Flashback-----> almost every day, we stay there till 1 a.m. (GOOD!)

The restriction number TWO :  Do not be in a quiet place, when the atmosphere was cold and the drizzle fall small.
Flashback---------> we were choose a quiet place to sit instead. (OH, NICE!)

 The restriction number THREE : Do not provoke conversation that seem "challenging" or "fishing" something to come.
flashback------->  actually we like "fishing" something to come ........ (REALLY GREAT!)

The restrictions was not my own writing, but the news has spread by our almamater. Our friends. Our lecturer. The SKK. The employees.............