Welcome to the beautiful earth! Bumiayu. Back then I used to speak flawless javanese. But now, you can’t even tell that i ever had medok accent (aku ora ngapusi iki).
Bumiayu was the first place I learned about manner and etiquette. Javanese have different level of politeness in their language. They have kromo javanese and ngoko javanese. Kromo javanese used to talk with the elderly and someone that you should respect, whereas ngoko javanese is used when you’re talk to your friend or your junior. The same thing happened with Japanese and Korean. They do had formal and informal language.
Fun fact : in Bumiayu, it’s okay to speak with ngoko javanese to everyone, even to your parents. Some java area like Yogyakarta, that’s a rude thing to do. Maybe Bumiayu’s people have a really high tolerance when it comes to how you speak.
As I can remember, they are all just stereotypical javanese people. First, they’re kind. Of course, kindness is a must. It’s common to see people help each other to make thing or event works. Second, they’re cool. You should acknowledge javanese people have charismatic aura that rise in the air when you’re around them. They are all cool because they do everything earnestly.
And last, they ngangenin. Lah. Pardon my language inconsistency. They easily made people missed them. Do english have one simple word for “ngangenin”? Some of them have their rest bitch face. Some have the chilling out look and some looked like immersed in something with their sexy jaw.
I cherish a lot of memory from Bumiayu. Bumiayu is something that popped up in my mind when listening to josh rouse – quiet town. It’s the town that you want to live in. Hope everyone have a place that can make your heart feel left behind, and you’ll always want to come back.