I used to get “kulintang” class twice a week, “kulintang” is a traditional music from java, and i practiced the music in short periode becouse i didn’t like it, but i’ve ever played the music in some concerts. As long as I can remember, graphic art has always been something extraordinary in my life. It’s always been something that completely captured my attention — from the time I was three, when someone was showing me his drawing. My first love was the graphics I saw in the line: natural and abstract. That’s why I love nature today, because I saw a lot of it when I was on Pangestu prelimanary school. I used to go to the headmaster’s house with my friend named Ipung two times a week to learn natural drawing from him. Our headmaster named Suharjo was a very wonderful man who was one of the first people to encourage me. He teach me how to make shadow and he always remain me don’t scare to choose anything color. Mr. Suharjo would let me stay up to scratch, coloring, and rendering with pencils. And finally the great thing i got was became a champion on a district drawing tournament. It’s happen a year before finishing my prelimanry school.
Things started changing fast shortly after that. My father always enforced me to do my homework. And he used to give me an extra mathemathics homework. So i had to leave some of playing time and did my mathemathics homework instead. During those times I was totally in touch with basic mathematics problems, it was so hard for me. I was just an ordinary student; I was not exceptional like some students.
I was 13 years old when I finished my prelimanary school. And i joined SMP 3 Bangkalan Junior High School. That was the most devastating periode in my whole experience, my father was the one of teacher staffs at that school so i always scared to do something little different. I was wasting 3 years to complate this school. I dont’t want to tell you much about this periode except i knew a sweet girl, taller than me, and good in mathemathics.
I was growing up, and I started my school at SMANSA Bangkalan Senior High School, it’s about 20 yards far from my home and i used to walk to get there becouse my bike was needed by my younger sister to get her school. If lucky my real friend named Mat Saed pick me up with his old bike, he was a smart boy but he always get the school too late so i couldn’t wait for him. The good thing was the woman that i knew when we were at Junior Hish School still got the same school with me. I hoped i could in the same class with her but that wasn’t happen. But i was still lucky that i got the same clas with the one who known as the most beatiful girl in the school eventhough i did nothing with this opportunity. As an ordinary student i got an extra computer class but i didn’t have a computer at home so i used to go home late just becouse i must to learn computer at school laboratory.