Legato Leadership Training 2013 (Coverage)

            Why can nobody live in a LONELINESS?? That is why I think that everybody was born to live in a big assemblage, no matter it comes to be your interest or not. At last we may not live without any aids of the others. Regarding with the preface, I’d like to write an feature of my another experience since it’s the first time I joined a fellowship in the university I am studying in. What a BREEZY thang!!

Hefting heaps goods thoroughly

Hefting heaps goods thoroughly

            An organization that I join is an internally-established organization, which means that this particular fellowship is under control of the department of English, but has, however some special rights to hold their structure….going BEFUDDLED?Lol me too! However, this fellowship is a governmental fellowship, in which you gonna find the charts of membership will be a more likely BONA FIDE government. Fortunately, I already knew about this organization since last August, even though it’s just a GRAIN..!

Assemblage assembled on the common

Assemblage assembled on the common

            In last October and November I tried to army myself for the competitions held by this organization, so-called Legato which stands for Let the Great be the Top. I was very happy to take a part in that such a huge event and I didn’t know how to organize an event before, though. The availability of both the immense instructions and briefing was really appreciated for the newbie like ME!!  Because of the events hosted by Legato, they ensure me to sign up for the membership of Legato.

Chicks chit-chatting

Chicks chit-chatting

            Ye gon’ find it would be as hard as PHUCK to get what thou been dreaming ‘bout!! That’s what I felt & had to face. My friends and I must be in interview session as the starter. It took place at the ‘tiny’ chamber in the complex of ORMAWA (Organisasi Pemerintahan Mahasiswa / the Students’ Governmental Organization). The seniors were so funny and not looking so poker-faced. They have known us since last 2012 because some of us may have taken parts in the events they held.

Fed up waiting while the sunshine hitting each bust

Fed up waiting while the sunshine hitting each bust

            The Interview session took place in January 20, 2013. I thought I were late for being interviewed, but I was entirely wrong as nobody would even come earlier like what I did. I just met my classmate, Bibie standing in front of the building waiting for somebody to SCORE!Hahaha jk.. actually I ain’t alone as my friend, Niken escorted me. What a dazzling morning!! After we had already got yonder and found nobody, but US ONLY! That’s like a shitty thang to do, but a few SECONDS later, an interviewer came.

Everything was in the air

Everything was in the air

            We were very welcomed to come inside. For me that ain’t my first visit because I used to go inside grabbing some accoutrements for the EJVED 2012 event. Because there were just a small numbers of participants there, the seniors had banter with us. Honestly I felt a little bit awkward being around the ones whom I knew a bit ONLY!! However, I got myself accustomed as one day I would have teamwork with them.

Buddies, who was absent from indoor LLT, were called on for a duty!

Buddies, who were absent from indoor LLT, were called on for a duty!

            The room we were having banter was in a TINY hall, but in my conviction this sort of room is always used for meeting by all students of Faculty of Letters. This room ain’t broad, but neatly set. The clock struck at 9:30am and we were let into a smaller room in which is used for storing in some goods of Legato. No sooner had the peep come than the interview was begun. The brothers and sisters asked some questions about loyalty and what I gonna give them to support this organization. I really had to be self-confident for what I would answer or they might hesitate to accept what I was answering. Because there were also two other friends of mine being enquired simultaneously, I gotta ensure what I was saying was being harkened by the interviewer. They told me not to be alarmed, but to be CHILLED!!

Laying down the backcloth on the ground

Laying down the backcloth on the ground

            After an almost-half-hour interview, my friend and I decided to get home. However, there had not been so many came for interview session even though that was 10am. The timetable should have been punctually at 9am!! They’re so BEHINDHAND!!

            While waiting for the Leadership Training which would be held the following weeks, I tried to conjecture that the following weeks were going to be such a BACKBREAKING weekend and that’s officially INDISPUTABLE tho!!  A day before indoor training, there was a briefing of the officials about what it would be like then. The about-60 participants were supposed to make a chart of the organizer of an EVENT!! We were also supposed to put white suit with black trousers on. After everything was completely made up, I felt a lill bit confused. The indoor training was held on 2/9-10. We were to be early riser ‘cuz we didn’t want to be late to catch the event sitting calmly in front row! The officials had us breakfast before coming inside the hall. A night before, I went shopping to get some bread and 2 cartons of milk. I realized that they wouldn’t make me full up, but I got nothing more tho.

Raising it upwards to the sky!

Raising it upwards to the sky!

            Well, before getting inside a hall in which the training was held, I must be present at the opening ceremony as well as sign my autograph on a piece of milky white paper. It’s a presence list! I found it so hard to find my name on it that I flipped over the papers many times worrying about my LOST name tbh. Luckily it was stuck in the front page, on the fifth row! After signing the challenging John Henry, I got a bag full of tools to write down whatever important during the training and a tiny paper that I didn’t know what was written down on it.

Officials were spotted kindling a brand

Officials spotted kindling a brand

            The seats were neatly prepared. I had to sit on one of the numbered-chairs. Where we took a seat should have been based on the row number of the presence list!! Uh-oh mine was 5th!! What an exciting place to behold the spokesperson from this angle! Lol. However, it’s all grist to the mill when I would ask ANYTHING. It started very late because some attendees didn’t know how to GET UP early. Well, at least I enjoyed that moment for evanescent chit-chat with chums.

Digging the 'world' to lie down for a single night :)

Digging the ‘world’ to lie down for a single night🙂

            The most attractive person that day was the host!! She was very cheerful as well as warm.  She welcomed the participants very warmly and asked them to take into her own RULES. She asked anything to the participants about why they joined it. Not only did she ask about the ordinary questions, but she almost made us enter for her GAME. It was begun howsoever since everybody had already been in and the guests had been so.

Shawty with megaphone was a hostess in the indoor LLT

Shawty with megaphone was a hostess in the indoor LLT

            From 8 am to 12 pm, we listened to and comprehended what the speakers were both saying and explaining. They also gave us the brief explanation about how it would like being in an organization like Legato. It was absolutely arresting, but honestly we went so tired of sitting there!! We got time for rest for an hour and in the mean time we could pray as well as eat our lunch given by the officials. At the same moment, I asked other participants about their feelings joining this event and they surprisingly answered it’s kinda excellent to meet the seniors sharing many things in spite of being extremely tired.

Hunting for branches

Hunting for branches

            Actually, we not only could sit and listen to the speakers, but also ask as many questions as we could. Shortly after we had been full up, we got back into the hall. We actually gotta take our ID card back since we were asked to give ours away to the officials before letting us out to rest. Well, from 1 to about 4pm we had almost similar times. Being buggered notwithstanding, we got a special new learn from the speaker whom presented her material by the afternoon. She even taught us by learning directly on stage. She let anyone who demanded to learn of her to go onstage. That’s deffo WORTH.

They happened to pitch a 'dilemma' tent

They happened to pitch a ‘dilemma’ tent

            Finally we went home in the afternoon. We gotta keep awake and aflame since we still had one more day for Indoor Training. Next day, that’s Sunday morning everybody has been in the hall, but the event hadn’t been commenced yet. All of sudden the host got into it and asked the participants to have aerobic exercise. The worst case was that she invited one of use to be a trainer. My classmates pointed at me and that really sucked! I wasn’t even a good trainer for such a silly dumba$$ ish. Why the heck everybody just said okay that I came forward being their phuckin trainer?? At least I could manage the situation and it ran as if it were a real professional aerobic. Oops it was over then.

Established amateurishly!!

Established amateurishly!!

            After I got back to my seat, the host once again asked the participation of the participants to train all of us with the outlandish style of aerobic. It’s pretty hilarious when my big friend was pointed and he gave us a ridiculous lesson of aerobic. Ha-ha you so droll!!

Embers made the campsite smoky

Embers made the campsite smoky

            On the 2nd day, we would not have the speakers standing in front of us saying something, but we’d make our dummy event. The event looked as if that were the anniversary of English Department. We had set up our own fabulous officials even though it ain’t the real event. After we had been given time for discussing, we were expected to go out of the hall and pretended that the hall weren’t rent yet. The confusion came up when my group, the Human Relations didn’t know what to just after it was launched to work. Finally we realized that our job description was somehow like what the ‘true’ officials told us.

Keep calm and dish was being cooked !

Keep calm and dish was being cooked !

            While waiting for some documents from the Secretaries, we were trying to contact the foremost people in our department. The stupid thing was when we reached out to the ‘real’ foremost people. Actually, it’s just like a simulation so that we ain’t got no need to contact the ‘real’ people. The worst part was that we already sent some messages to the Dean and he replied our messages. We didn’t really heed the steps about contacting the numbers given by the officials. We’re so lousy boo!

All in CBA :D

All in CBA😀

            Then our slow drudgery affected to the way we asked for the autographs from the fronts. There had been some unknown sitting around the building whom we considered as the ‘students’, but they were the ‘fronts’. We just pretended to be well-behaved students asking for their autographs. You know what?? Even though they’re ‘similar’ to us whom put the same blazers on, but they were good at casuistry. Well, at least we succeeded to get their signatures and got back to hall giving away the documents needed to the authorized.

Finally the tents standing up

Finally the tents standing up

            Lights ON… Music UP… Windows DOWN… But everything didn’t run as expected. Was it another bullshit or whatsoever, but we found out that the officials went berserk. They did that because they thought what we were doing ain’t like what they hoped for. They could be fed up, but WHO KNEW? Well, this time everybody gotta explain what’s wrong (even tho not everybody would love discussing with the officials). Some of the officials even kicked the chairs around and also shouted at us in such a rage. Gosh, I saw one or two of us weeping!! That’s all messy.

Peeping into the officials' grand tent

Peeping into the officials’ grand tent

            We were given the second chance to re-commence the event. Despite the fact that the audience had already walked out, the friends tried persuading them back into the hall. That’s so degrading tbh. In fact the guest stars were asked to get into the hall for the second time. Everybody got irritable, but kept their emotion low down. My friend, who hosted the event, started to bumble about what she ought to do. However, each participant did support one another for the accomplishment of the event.

Weather seemed not to be friendly

Weather seemed not to be friendly

              Although it had been over, I could still remember what’s wrong at that time. 100% sure that it’s not over YET!! While waiting for the next announcement, we discussed with each other outside the hall. No sooner had we discussed than one of the officials called us to get into the other hall across the one we used before. The circumstance in this hall was very awkward. They started to be mad and yelling the spells at us. None of us was brave to deny. The denial was nonsense in such a stormy situation like that.

Due to flooded tents, some were 'escorted' to officials' tent

Due to flooded tents, some were ‘escorted’ to officials’ tent

            We’re given 30 minutes to pray before coming back into the hall. What a jaw-dropping time when everything became harmonious. It’s phucking shocking! Tehy let us tell our experiences during the event we held by our own. This was also an evaluation for us so that we could take learning. The funniest part was when I told anyone there that my friends and me were misleading information that shouldn’t have been like that. That’s so embarrassing, but we would take learning as much as we had.

            That’s a challenging weekend ever!! We were so fucking much tired that we were let go home by 8pm. However, I shan’t get it outta my mind for a long time!! That’s da ish, my FAVE part of my life!!

The gloom and the cold

The gloom and the cold

            5 days later we had a briefing about the outdoor training which would was gonna be held in a mountainous area. That might be very frozen, I think. That’s Friday, 15th February 2013. The briefing was 100% different from the previous one. It was held in a building in which the students usually use for daily studying. The other contrast was that there were fewer people attending the briefing. Idk why, but it seemed like they would ask the ones attended the briefing. Uh-oh… We were all asked to bring some goods which gon’ be needed for CAMPING!! FYI that it was my second camping and I was so HYPED to set off!! Some things we had to carry were 2 packs of noodle, a bottle of mineral water, raincoat, carpets, a spoon, etc. They’re still apt tho. The exciting news was that we gon use lorry to head over to the campsite. I couldn’t believe that it’s my second time to be in a lorry!! EXOTIC!!

Hurry up!

Hurry up!

            That Saturday I got up so early and already had an appointment with a friend to go the jumping-off point where was so far away from my living hahaha!! Not only my friend and me, but also other participants perambulated when we got there, many of the participants had already been there waiting for others to come and the LORRY!! It took about an half hour before the lorries came. When we’re all boarding, there was another sensation y’all couldn’t find anywhere else!! Feeling the breeze was particularly incongruous!! The campsite was in Coban Rais, approximately 20 Kms from the downtown of Malang. Our backpacks were put safely on the back of the driver’s chair. It took about 20 minutes to reach the campsite.

The officials' grand tent seen from a distance

The officials’ grand tent seen from a distance

            After getting off and dropping down all our backpacks, we were let rest before HIKING!! Well, the track didn’t prove easy to be walked on since that’s a rainy season so that it’s fully slippery. We took care of each other worrying about anyone that might slip away. We reached the campsite and afterwards we were asked to turn in the what-to-carry things collectively. They were all put into the red sacks. The ground was so wide and located at the high elevation that we could even have a look at the faraway sight of the city of Malang. One thing I had never imagined before was to put a tent up. Honestly, I had never done something like that before so that when it really came to me to do that, I was obviously nervous and befuddled about what I ought to do next and next. Luckily, we got one or two people good at doing this particular job, while the others were tryna aid whatever they could. We found it very hard to pitch the tent because it started drizzling. We needed more than 2 hours pitching the tent before it was completely done. Pegging out also proved difficult to do. Some of us even lost the tent pegs given by the officials. I was so worrying about the effect we would have in case we lost one or more tent pegs. Somehow it didn’t really matter as the boys in our group managed to put our tents up. We needed to be cooperative tho.

The leader of LEGATO explaining the real situation

The leader of LEGATO explaining the real situation

            While we’re doing our thang, most of the girls were cooking the meal for our lunch. One or maybe three of the boys were asked to aid the lasses collecting the firewood. You know what made it even worse was that the bad weather. The raindrops caused the fyah to have a small lit, which then made the food being cooked didn’t come well-done entirely! There was cloud-burst apparently and it affected to our activities. Meanwhile, the officials were also being busy preparing for the food and surveying how far we had been working with.

Aerobics on the following morning

Aerobics on the following morning

            The trenches had to be strengthened or the flood would damage them all and make our groundsheet wet. That absolutely happened!! We trenched again and again until we got the sufficient depth. Every tent must have the trenches around them or the water would take our stuff away. The spurt did attack our tents. One tent… two tents… were all damaged and unable to shield anymore. The lucky thing was that the men’s tent wasn’t damaged at all!! I was tryna trench again and again so that the spurt wouldn’t get into our tent. Unfortunately, we were a little bit late when the things inside the tent were impregnated with the water-flow.

At least, that sort of exercise got us a lil bit fatigue

At least, that sort of exercise got us a lil bit fatigue

            Oh MAN, that so SUCKS!! The proceedings were totally failed due to the bad weather. At noon we had a lunch (kind of soup, added with ‘tempe’ that the girls cooked) in the officials’ tent that was located on the higher-level ground. So MISERY!! The dinner was also held in this tent. The generator made our nightmare even worse. It didn’t want to work well so that we got no illumination at all. We just relied on the torches we carried with. The funniest thing (in my opinion) was that mine was even brightest than all. It was just like a generator!! While holding our own torches, the officials felt so sorry for the inconvenience. The event-list was totally paused for a long period due to it. There should’ve been bonfire, but it was pended until tomorrow morning because of exhaustion. One of the officials asked if we would like to have bonfire that night or the following morning. Since everybody felt so tired that we all chose the following morning. But… that’s what made me question. Morning bonfire? Are you sure? Okay… at least we had our own celebration, chuckling up in my mind. Going back to the tent, we found it was all very messy inside. All gone wet totally. Before we got a sleep, we set the ‘model’ of sleeping or one or maybe two or more of us might get no groundsheet to sleep on. Well, you don’t have to expect to get the best position to sleep on when you’re camping like what I did. “Get up please” said someone outside the tent.

Set a bonfire in the morning, PARDON?!

Set a bonfire in the morning, PARDON?!

            No sooner had they called us than we got up and headed over to the field. We were paired and to walk down the wet road. However, we ain’t alone ‘cuz 2 out of the officials led each of the group over to the pointed spot. I felt it’s too early waking us up to track down the path which was so miserable. I was afraid of being slipped away since it had rained a day before. The track proved to be uneasy to walk on. Apart from being slippery, it was also up and down. We needed to hold on tightly to others’ waists in case we were worried to step forward. We got a little luminescence from the torches we carried with.

It would never be a blast :D

It would never be a blast😀

            Eventually, we got a spot in which had no lights so that I needed look around where we were exactly. There was other group standing beside us. We kept silent until the officials told us to divide and make mini group consisted of at least 10 peep. Then we were asked to sit down with some unknown people. They were literally our seniors, but I was sure that I got no idea who they were since I had never met them or maybe I had ever seen them, but didn’t recognize.

            There was a lantern-like in the midst. We sat cross-legged encircling the lantern. There were three senior in front of us now and two officials next to them. It’s such a horrible dawn to be shouted at, but that’s not! They gave us plenty of speeches and they’re all worth exactly. They shared their own experiences when they were a ‘part of us’. They’re so admirable that some of us were allowed to ask questions as many as possible. I didn’t want to skip this moment away that I decided to bravely ask a question about how to manage time between school and organization since I thought I was really worth asking howsoever.

Charlies everywhere

Charlies everywhere

            After all questions had been asked, we were guided back to move along the road we were on previously. We went on walking to the far-away spot and sometimes we had to jump as there were some dirty mini-pools on the ground all along the way we had to pass. This time, we were split into a smaller group comprising of three peep for each group. We would find our tutors by ourselves. The first thing popping outta my mind was that they were not literally friendly to communicate. I thought they were ‘made’ to this. They asked three of us about the event we hosted a week before. We tried explaining and telling the truth what had happened to the event. That’s so embarrassing tho. Nevertheless, they also tried to let us know that working in an organization ain’t that easy. We need hard-working to reach our goal.

            After the given-advices, we three were back to the big group. After that, we were gladly allowed to sleep back or enjoy the BONFIRE!! What time was that?? That was almost morning!! Some of us decided to get back inside the tent while the others gathered around the being-prepared-bonfire. Until 7am the officials were not successfully igniting the fire. Some fancy rituals were held, but they even made us all laugh out loud for their foolishness.

We were all inaugurated :)

We were all inaugurated🙂

            Well, that’s such an attractive show, but it’s over now!! Before we went back to Malang, we had such a naturally artificial-breakfast. While enjoying the sunray, we were having our breakfast with the noodles and omelettes cooked by the officials. That’s very appetizing to have a breakfast with the officials. The most surprising thing was when they became so friendly with us, different from what had happened a week before. Then we packed our tent, but one incident happened when some of pegs were missing. We found it all over the ground, but no result. Luckily, after seeking for almost an half hour, we could successfully find them and give them back to the officials with some packs of tents.

It was wrapped up sheepishly

It was wrapped up sheepishly

            We then walked down the slope over to the waiting trucks. Previously, there was such ceremony or maybe something like an inauguration that we are now officially the member of this organization. What a joyful thing it is!! Everything, as well as the ceremony was hastened so that one of the officials leading the inauguration falsely as well as nervously misspelt the date of the day!! Everyone was chuckling, but able to control.  What an arduous weekend ever!! However, I felt that’s the BEST WEEKEND of my life!! We got on the truck in a group. Unfortunately, there was only one lorry that had already come there so that many of us had to wait. The lorry-driver seemed to be ambitious and tired of waiting that he began to start the machine and took some of us back home!!.

©2013

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