In memoriam, my dear HOLGA 135BC

“Why do you spent your money just for film & scanroll, does it wasting money?” Last week when my mom went to Mecca, Saudi Arabia to do Umroh (short time hajj in Islamic pray) I get an idea to answering her question that you read at the first sentence of this paragraph =) with lending her my HOLGA 135BC. So, I ask her to take my HOLGA 135BC loaded with LOMOGRAPHY X TUNGSTEN with her to Mecca & shoot anything. I teach her how to push the shutter and spin the crank after snap. FYI, my mom is my fave photodocumenter because her family photo always bring back my good old days memories.
One week goes by. Actually when my mom goes to Mecca, I always expect some cool souvenir from there, but at this time I just wait for my HOLGA & her shoot. After she was arrived at home, I ask my HOLGA to her. [Photo:15481819]
She told me that she lost it. She left it at the bus when in Mecca. She looks very guilty and always ask me about the price, she want to give me money for buying new one. Strangely, me, five years an unemployee with terrible tantrum when my mom do something that made me angry (or when she angry first, it made me angry too), refuse my mom’s offer to give me money to buy the new one. I even didn’t angry at all.

written by hervinsyah on 2012-05-14


  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @murdoc_niccals : Amin, Ya Robbal 'Alamin ;) Thank you very much for being the first comment =D

  2. murdoc_niccals
    murdoc_niccals ·

    lets hope it's in a good hands now ;)

  3. metaluna
    metaluna ·

    Great story. Your are a good man. Be happy and health.

  4. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @metaluna : Thank you very much for like & comment =D

  5. makarov
    makarov ·

    semoga holganya bahagia disana :'). foto yg sama om kasino warkop keren mas

  6. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @makarov : Amin Ya Rabbal 'Alamin ;) Makasih like & komennya. Foto sama Kasino itu mamah saya yang njepret. Sayang ga sempat foto sama Dono, padahal saya paling suka ma Dono. Harus buru2 bertemu dengan Indro nih, tapi belum jodoh aja =D

  7. anikak
    anikak ·

    Oh thats sad. :-(

  8. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @anikak : Thank you very much for like & comment. Since it lost in Arab Saudi, which almost all of Indonesian pilgrim had this "spiritual experience", my sadness magically gone & I still trying to be a good person, at least to my mom. Haha, sorry I'm too much talking/typing =D

  9. ridwanfals
    ridwanfals ·

    kereeen kang :)

  10. vanc180sx
    vanc180sx ·

    I believe someone will look after her (holga ) who found her and adopted her . there are hundred thousand like her outhere inside the box havent seen the world yet waiting someone like us bring her out and enjoy the beautiful world but sometimes its not about the brand new its about the relationship between you and her had being together for many years , share everything and this will took a while to build a new relationship with her twin :)

  11. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @ridwanfals : kehilangan yang keren :) Naweun ateuh, hatur nuhun ah like & komen nyah =D

  12. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @vanc180sx : Amin Ya Rabbal 'Alamin & thank you very much for like also great comment =D

  13. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Probably, your Holga has gone on to a new life with a new family!! It's time for a new camera. As you can afford, try something different. Lomography has FED 5B's still. Get one of these. Try something photographically much more powerful!!

  14. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @herbert-4 : Thank you very much for like & comment. I hope someday I'll wrote some Arabic driver write about how he found Holga 135BC inside his bus & really love the result after he found out Lomo Tungsten film inside it ^_^ Yes, I'm still saving for LC-Wide since last year. Wish me luck so I can go to Lomo shop New York or Lomo shop Austria on December before Christmas, so I'll get the cheapest LC-Wide in the world =D Btw thanks for suggesting FED =)

  15. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    Whoops, the comment above "I hope someday I'll wrote some Arabic driver write about how he found Holga 135BC " I mean is "I hope someday I'll read some Arabic driver write about how he found Holga 135BC"

  16. joyceyjoyce
    joyceyjoyce ·

    what a great story, I also have same reaction to my mother when something goes wrong, so glad you didn't blame your mum!! hope the camera comes back!

  17. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @joyceyjoyce : Hey, long time no see :) Thank you very much for like & comment. Yes, it's definitely my fault, there's no reason for balming my mom. But I never give up to lend her my camera to snap again with film, just like she did with best til 2004. But maybe next time I should accompanying her so I can take care of my camera =D

  18. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    Whoops, "there's no reason for balming my mom" I mean "there's no reason for blaming my mom" =D

  19. pollyarts
    pollyarts ·

    Ah... your Holga went on to the next life... mine expired while capturing some of the Jefferson Market Garden roses in New York's Greenwich Village... yes, new cameras should be in our future... ahh, but which ones...

  20. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @pollyarts : Thank you very much for like & comment. I choose LC-Wide & if the whale thing is Horizon Underwater with Holga 135BC price =DDD

  21. bimahadik
    bimahadik ·

    saatnya ganti lcw ni mas,hhehehe....

  22. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @bimahadik : Harus bersabar sampe diskon gede2an menjelang Natal =D Btw makasih like & komennya. Sekarang postingan ini ada di urutan pertama nih, mudah2an seterusnya sampai pengumuman May Popular Blog tiba =DDD

  23. zekalinova
    zekalinova ·

    aww cerita yang menyentuh kang.. semoga ada hikmah yang besar dari kejadian tersebut ya,dan semoga bisa cepet pergi umroh ya kang :) Amin Ya Rabbal 'Alamin

  24. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @zekalinova : Amin YRA, nuhun pisan like & komen nya. Kalo buat umroh seharusnya udah berangkat dari tahun lalu, tapi hati ini yang belum mantap. Dengan kejadian holga ini malah semakin berpikir, kalo ke sana kira2 bakal kejadian apa lagi ya? Takut tapi pengan tau =D

  25. zekalinova
    zekalinova ·

    hehe kalo menurut saya sih "ikuti kata hati" siapa tau itu petunjuk ;) *ups jadi sok gini maaf ya :P

  26. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @zekalinova : haha, nuhun deui ah sarannya. Gapapa sok gini, asal jangan sok kaki kambing, kolesterol (ngejayus biay ga seyius =p)

  27. zekalinova
    zekalinova ·

    itu "sop" kang barang kali :P hehehhe

  28. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    langsung diganti kok pin. tenang aja.

  29. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @adi_totp : Amin YRA, hatur nuhun Di, tos menyempatkan meng-like & komen di tengah kesibukan ujian nulis =D

  30. ihave2pillows
    ihave2pillows ·

    Yeah who knows, perhaps somebody will pick it up, start shooting and post the pictures on here...

  31. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @ihave2pillows : Amin YRA. Thank you very much for like & comment =D

  32. volker-jp
    volker-jp ·

    ...I`m sure your holga will be in good hands. But you still have the memories and pictures you`ve take with it...
    Have a good week there!

  33. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @volker-jp : Amin YRA. Thank you very much for like & comment =D

  34. hoseun
    hoseun ·

    nice story dude, made me think about all the bad things i have done. fuhhh

  35. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @hoseun : Thank you very much for like & comment =D

  36. dj3555
    dj3555 ·

    NICE STORY =) , we hope some Arabic driver find your Holga 135BC =)

  37. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @dj3555 : Thank you very much for like & comment =D

  38. irhamesar
    irhamesar ·

    wah terharu saya kang :')
    keren :D

  39. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @irhamesar : Hehe, makasih like & komennya =D

  40. fadjaradiputra
    fadjaradiputra ·

    Semoga holga 135BC nya baik2 aja di sana, semoga bermanfaat buat orang yang nemuin nya. Amiin.

  41. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    @fadjaradiputra : Amin YRA

  42. ziziezulieyana
    ziziezulieyana ·

    Awww man :( im sorry for the lost! Anyway there's always holga in carousell! Hope u find it in the apps!

  43. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    thanks @ziziezulieyana =)