Friday, March 09, 2007

Leo & Ramli


Sekira jam 16 datang 3 orang, salah satunya duduk di pc #3 buat buka Yahoo. Sisanya duduk di anjungan rohto buat merokok. Iseng aku dekati sambil bawa puntung GGM.
"Maaf ya. Terpaksa merokoknya diluar nih." Tawaku sambil membakar puntung. Keduanya cuma nyengir bajing, sementara Ramli semakin asyik aja ngebulnya.
"Sebetulnya bapak gpp buat merokok didalam. Cuma klo mas Bush tahu beliau tentu akan marah." Godaku.
"Bush??? Presiden Amerika?" Seru Ramli dengan wajah heran.
"Iya. Waktu bapak di Honolulu seslop rokok GGM dibukai satu2 lalu 120 batang kretek disobekin papier nya. Kemudian diendus endus oleh 2 petugas Customs Amerika. Kayak yang curiga sama narkoba." Kenangku akan masa ngambah samudera 30 tahun yang lalu.
"Iya pak. Waktu itu bapak kerja di kantor apa?" Tanya Leo.
"Bapak kerja di kapal milik Holland America Lines."
"Wah sama dong pak. Kami juga. Ini Leo dari Statendam. Saya di Volendam. Klo bapak?"
"Klo bapak di s.s. Rotterdam."
"Kapan tuh pak?"
"Tahun 1976/1977."
"Rotterdam IV ya pak. Sekarang sudah Rotterdam VI dengan 60.000 DWT."
Lalu kami bertiga lantas asyik terlibat pembicaraan ini itu sambil bernostalgia. Pembicaraan sampai kepada Janie Weggemans. FOM yang berkaki indah bertubuh demplon itu.
"Oh saya tahu Janie. Sampai tahun 1997 masih di kapal."
"Katanya dah pensiun lalu tinggal di Holland."
"Kenal dengan pak Fauzi tidak pak. Kayaknya seumuran bapak deh." Tanya Leo.
"Fauzi orang Aceh?"
"Iya pak." Jawab Ramli.
"Fauzi Daud bukan?"
"Ternyata bapak kenal." Kata Leo sambil tertawa ceritera kedekatannya dengan Fauzi.
"Beliau teman seangkatan Receptionist Melayu pertama yang gantiin personil Belanda. Pindahan dari Volendam. Kulitnya gelap berhidung pesek tapi otaknya encer. Janie aja pernah dimaki2nya"
"Sekarang beliau jadi Recruitment Manager HAL berkantor di Seattle."
"Kok bisa? Kan beliau itu benci banget sama orang Belanda." Kekehku.
"Justru itu, pak Fauzi bilang kita jangan mau kalah sama orang Belanda yang gak semuanya pintar."
"Punya alamatnya gak. Email? Notel?"
Leo lalu menulis alamat
Fauzi Daud, 300 Elliot Avenue, West Seattle, Washington, USA. (206)281-3535.
"Email hari Minggu ya pak. Nanti saya mo belajar blogspot. ID Leo: leo_int'lwriter@yahoo.com." Kata Leo sambil menyerahkan 5 lembar voucher makan gratis dari Resto Spanyol di Sarinah. Semasa o.b. Rotterdam Fauzi Daud pernah ngasih alamat kakaknya Ismail Daud di Asrama Pusdikes II Kramat Jati. Gak heran, Fauzi memang intelektual. Fasih bahasa Inggris, Perancis, Spanyol dan Batak. Piawai main gitar akustik. Pembicaraan lalu mengarah ke pak Iskandar, salah satu tim manager PT Nitour. Teman sejak di PN Garuda Indonesian Airways 1966-1969 itu domisili di Jl Percetakan Negara III.
"Secepatnya bapak akan menemui beliau. Mana belum bilang terimakasih juga nih."
"Iya pak. Beliau butuh teman karena sudah sakit2an."
"Okay. Terakhir bapak ketemu beliau di Bangkok pada Maret 1977."
Dari Ramli abah beroleh URL http://sitiaisyah.blog.com/ Baca deh pasti asyiek.

Dengan nick Herman Aruso, pada 1 Agu 2005 juga pernah nulis beberapa korespondensi di URL http://www.travelserver.net/travelpage/ubb-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=2&t=003297
Buka deh disana bisa kita temui teman2 lama Holland America Cruises.


Author Topic: Missed s.s. Rotterdam of HAL so much.
herman aruso
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posted 07-31-2005 02:57 PM Profile for herman aruso Email herman aruso Send New Private Message Edit/Delete Post Reply With Quote
Hello everybodies. How do you do. I hope you are always healthy wealthy and wise.
Please call me Herman Aruso, remembering to F.X. Putroko who named me aros for stand rice in Spanish after we leaved Caracas Venezuela some day in 1977.
I found this site by a Google click after I search down a long lasting name of Janny Weggemans.
A most beautiful FOM onboard s.s. Rotterdam 1976/1977.
Oh s.s. Rotterdam. Many thanks for everythings but for a little silly thing I felt a life sorrow very much and missed you so much. I do not know how can I come onboard again at least once before I die sometime. Now almost 62 on next 24 Feb. Retired from Jakarta government public services since 2000 and enjoy a small family bussines in Telecommunication and Internet Cafe at a sorrounding hotels area in Jakarta. Anybody who visite Jakarta and stay in Grand Hyatt Hotel, just walk 300 meters behind the West-ward SOGO. You will find a Wartel & Warnet Raisson in front of a flood-control Canal of Cideng. You may enjoy our local resto known as rumah makan Padang too. Have a bon apetite and always have a nice stay.
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Malcolm @ cruisepage
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posted 07-31-2005 04:10 PM Profile for Malcolm @ cruisepage Send New Private Message Edit/Delete Post Reply With Quote Welcome aboard Herman.
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bulbousbow
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posted 08-02-2005 10:43 PM Profile for bulbousbow Email bulbousbow Send New Private Message Edit/Delete Post Reply With Quote Saw this post a bit late, however...welcome aboard Herman Aruso!

It is amazing how Cruise Talk reaches far flung places. Do we have other CTers from Indonesia?

Enjoy your stay!

******

Cheers
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sympatico
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posted 08-03-2005 07:56 AM Profile for sympatico Send New Private Message Edit/Delete Post Reply With Quote Welcome aboard, Herman.

What a surprise to see you mention Janny Weggeman's name. I know Janny very well and still keep in contact with her. Yesterday a friend of mine who is sailing on the Maasdam, had lunch with Janny in Rotterdam where the ship was docked for the day.

Do you know Janny? Did you work for HAL?

I last sailed with Janny in 1993 on the Rotterdam V, - she was the Purser.

The Rotterdam V no longer sails - she is docked in Rotterdam. If you look up Willem van der Leek's posts on this board, you will see his photos of the Rotterdam V as she made her way across the Atlantic towed by a tug.

Willlem, if you see this post, will you please reply to Herman
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Willem
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posted 08-03-2005 08:31 AM Profile for Willem Edit/Delete Post Reply With Quote

quote:Originally posted by sympatico:
Welcome aboard, Herman.


The Rotterdam V no longer sails - she is docked in Rotterdam. If you look up Willem van der Leek's posts on this board, you will see his photos of the Rotterdam V as she made her way across the Atlantic towed by a tug.

Willlem, if you see this post, will you please reply to Herman


I just catched the message

Herman, I don't know if you are aware of the story about the ship.
HAL sold her in 1997 to Premier Cruises, which went bankrupt in 2000.
The ship was laid up in Freeport Bahamas.
On 1 May 2003 the ship was purchased by her builders, Rotterdam Drydock Company and came into posession of a new company, s.s. Rotterdam B.V.
In July 2004, the ship was towed to the yard in Gibraltar and I had the pleasure to stay on board for a week.
However, in 2004, the City of Rotterdam was shocked by the 'Port scandal', during which RDM went bankrupt and Rotterdam Port Authority became the owner of the ship.
A company, called HCO2 intended to buy the ship, but after exmanination of the asbestos problem, they withdraw.
On 30 June a consortium of a housing company Woonbron and the investor Eurobalance purchased the ship and the plans are still to bring her back to her homeport Rotterdam. This will be done in 2006.
There have been changes in the plan, as there will be no hotel on board as was the original RDM plan.
There will be restaurants on board and of course, a part of the ship will become a museum.

More news can be found on following websites:

Steamship Rotterdam Foundation
http://www.ssrotterdam.net/

De Rotterdam (Dutch only)
http://www.derotterdam.com/

Rotterdams Dagblad - dossier ss Rotterdam (Dutch only)
http://www.rotterdamsdagblad.nl/extra/ssrotterdam

and Willem's Maritime Pages:
http://www.vdleek.nl

Very kind regards,

Willem van der Leek
"It's good to see a well-run site!"
http://www.vdleek.nl
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herman aruso
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posted 08-05-2005 12:28 PM Profile for herman aruso Email herman aruso Send New Private Message Edit/Delete Post Reply With Quote Thanks to Sympatico.
Would you please send my best regard to Miss Janny Weggemans. From her I hope can get some other information about others. Thanks again.
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herman aruso
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posted 08-05-2005 12:35 PM Profile for herman aruso Email herman aruso Send New Private Message Edit/Delete Post Reply With Quote Thanks to Willem van der Leek.
Could not word a single about s.s. Rotterdam V. She bounced me that much.
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herman aruso
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posted 08-05-2005 12:39 PM Profile for herman aruso Email herman aruso Send New Private Message Edit/Delete Post Reply With Quote Thanks to Malcolm and Bulbousbow.
Have nice stay too. What such a warm greeting.
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Green
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posted 08-05-2005 11:31 PM Profile for Green Send New Private Message Edit/Delete Post Reply With Quote Welcome aboard Herman!

I remember Janny Weggeman too - a lovely lady, friendly and fun - and she knew her job well.

Can't recall when we sailed with her but have a feeling it was on the Rotterdam.
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herman aruso
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posted 08-06-2005 12:43 AM Profile for herman aruso Email herman aruso Send New Private Message Edit/Delete Post Reply With Quote Hi Green.
Thanks fyi.
I hope Janny and all member of s.s. Rotterdam V would see these messages and reply as well.
Have a nice stay.
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sympatico
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posted 08-06-2005 08:42 AM Profile for sympatico Send New Private Message Edit/Delete Post Reply With Quote
quote:Originally posted by herman aruso:
Hi Green.
Thanks fyi.
I hope Janny and all member of s.s. Rotterdam V would see these messages and reply as well.
Have a nice stay.


Herman - spoke to Janny last week via e-mail and she does not read Cruise Talk or for that matter any of the cruise boards. She is enjoying her retirement.

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herman aruso
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posted 08-07-2005 07:12 AM Profile for herman aruso Email herman aruso Send New Private Message Edit/Delete Post Reply With Quote Hi Green.
You must be a wonderful couple with Diane for me. Wow what I have to say deeply to both of you.
Thankyou very much indeed. It was so nice such both of you keep trying for a tapping me and Miss Janny Weggemans from the past time of 1977. She was right since she has worked with so many peoples o.b. s.s. Rotterdam V. Let us her enjoy her retirement as well. It was so sorry if my email would bothered her stay. Since these are nothing todo with her. But just say hello.
Actually my name was Suratman Rais. Have been worked in FO or Purser Office of s.s. Rotterdam.
We embarked from Singapore on March 3, 1976 with Sumarmo, Deddy Rustandi, Erasmus Hutabarat, Frans Putroko, Setyohadi, Stephanus, Arifin Somadiredja and Suhadi Suharjono. As a first Indonesian Petit Officer worked for Purser Office. My deepest condolance to the passes away of Meneer A.A. Adriaansens. I have called him in personly an artist in tasting. Bill Dirksen or Meneer Williams Dirksen was the Purser at the moment. I touch my bold head for all my old friends and welcoming all new friends as both of you the Sympatico as well. Have always a nice day. Goodbye for Miss Janny Weggemans. It was something wrong with my legs.
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