It was on a Sunday morning, around 10am. Me and my friends went to MONAS for car free day, we were wandering around and we also filmed some clips for an assignment. When we were finally done, we walked through MONAS’ gates, planning to take the bus back to Ratu Plaza. However, there were a few people that I noticed were following us. I was standing beside my friend, ‘X’, while looking at that man who was walking very close, on the left side of my friend. I took my eyes off him for a while to look at my other friends on my right side. When I looked back at him, he was holding a phone and recording me and my friend. I knew he was recording by the way he held his phone (sideways, camera towards me and my friend) and constantly looked at his screen. He was trying to make it subtle, but you can tell right away when you look at how he acted, that he was recording. I was shocked and my instant reaction was to look away, I didn’t want my face documented in someone’s phone. Besides, I don’t know what he could have done with my video. However, I kept on looking back at his phone, then looking back at my friends, then back at his phone, and it repeats again and again. I was really panicked because that was my first close-up encounter like that. After about 2-3 minutes of recording, the man finally put down his phone, looked at his screen, tapped it, and walked away. I am never going to car free day past 9am again.
*the picture attached below represents how the man held his phone
*picture attached is not mine, and is used only to convey a better description for the readers
Waktu itu hari Minggu, kira-kira jam 10 pagi. Aku dan beberapa temanku pergi ke monas karena car free day. kita jalan-jalan dan merekam beberapa video untuk tugas. Pas udah kelar, aku dan teman-temanku keluar monas lewat gerbangnya. Disitu aku sadar ada yang mengikuti kami, sehingga aku terus melihat laki yang mengikuti kami itu. Dia berdiri cukup dekat dariku, dia berdiri persis di sebelah kiri temanku, ‘X’, sedangkan aku sedang berada di sisi kanan si X. Aku menoleh ke arah kanan sebentar untuk melihat temen-teman lainku. Saat aku nengok ke kiri lagi, aku melihat lelaki itu sudah memegang hp dan merekam aku dan temanku. Aku tahu bahwa dia merekam kita dari cara ia memegang hpnya (nyamping, kamera ke arah aku dan temanku. Dia berusaha biar ga kelihatan lagi merekam padahal itu kelihatan banget lagi ngerekam. Aku panik melihat itu dan langsung menoleh ke kanan menghindari kamera. Namun, entah kenapa, kepalaku terus menengok ke kanan lagi. Aku sangat panik karena itu pertama kali aku mengalami hal itu. Namun sekarang aku sudah tau harus melakukan apa. Setelah 2-3 menit merekan, lelaki tersebut lalu menurunkan hpnya, memencet screennya, dan berjalan pergi. Aku tidak akan ke cfd lagi.
*foto yang tercantum di bawah menunjukkan cara lelaki tersebut memposisikan hpnya
*foto yang tercantum bukan punya saya, dan hanya bertujuan untuk memberikan bayangan pada pembaca
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