Archive for July, 2006

Friends or Foes?

July 24, 2006

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I couldn’t sleep with some thoughts running in my head, and I decided to write down some conclusion of life about friendship love and hate. You may then conclude what kind a person you are: true friend or the opposite?

Your true friends are your families, sometimes even more so than your blood-relatives. True friends are people with love, who stay beside you in high and lows, especially the lows. True friendship is beautiful in its entirety; but its course is not without thorns. That’s why true friends openly talk about things and remind each other, overcoming forgetfulness. True friends are resilient in coping with turbulence in the friendship. True friends sometimes have differences in opinions and attitudes, but eventually come to understand and respect those differences. True friends sometimes fight because of misunderstanding and differences, but the fight always end with peaceful resolution through discussions. True friends sometimes hurt each other, but they always have room for forgiveness. Sometimes true friends can’t read mind and are forgetful: you have to loudly ask for their help and keep reminding them. But in a nutshell, true friends always come back. They’re resilient. True friends are your mirror, your true family, and they set you free.

To our true friends: thank you for being there in good and bad times, and for being able to accept us the way we are. Thank you for always coming back no matter what. Life is surely hard without your presence.

True friends stick in bad times too, and not just in good times. True friends don’t pretend. True friends don’t sweet talk in front of you and badmouth when you’re not around. True friends do not stay distant in avoidance while keep silent with hidden hatred burning inside them, and they don’t spread hate around.

Spread hate? Why are some people hateful?

Hateful people are naturally self-centered due to their inability to empathize and open themselves to different perspectives. Hatred is evil manifestation of fear, timidity, and angst. Inherently, hateful people are insecure and scared. Hateful people tend to spread hate, in order to get allies to maintain their feeling of security, by trying to find reasons justifying their hatred. Usually, hateful people keep badmouthing because they have small heart. Hateful people are sad and pitiful, but they don’t realise it. Hateful people think they win by hating, but in reality they lose. And worse, hateful people hurt themselves with hate, but they don’t realise it. They’re pathetic, but they’re blind about it.

To hate is to volunteer oneself into pain. When there’s no hatred, one is free.

To people with hate: we pity you. But we don’t have any problem with you and we don’t hate you. Just come back when you’re done hating and your hearts’ grown bigger. We will welcome you back with open heart and open arms.

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Hari Tanpa TV

July 24, 2006

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Beberapa Blogger Indonesia, seperti Priyadi, Lita, dan Jay Yulian akhir-akhir ini aktif mempromosikan Hari Tanpa TV. Sebenarnya kampanye mematikan TV bukan hal baru. TVTurnoff Network sudah melakukannya sejak 1994 di Amerika. Kami pun turut mempromosikannya sejak tahun lalu, tapi saat itu gaungnya tidak sekencang seperti yang dipromosikan para Blogger Indonesia tahun ini.

Space Invaders

July 24, 2006

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Space Invaders was the first video game that I ever played in an arcade. My father used to take us (Anggi, Indi and Yodhi) to Mayestik (Majestic) in South Jakarta during on weekends in the early 1980s. He gave us coins to play this marvelous game of Space Invaders because we never owned ATARI, Nintendo nor VCR (we were poor, you see).

No Spank

July 24, 2006

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After knowing that there is a “Kiwi organization promoting hitting children” , I immediately felt I needed to find out about the cost and benefit of doing so.

Tsunami

July 24, 2006

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Siapakah yang kira2 harus bertanggung jawab apabila tidak ada peringatan bahaya Tsunami mengingat sudah 19 bulan sejak tragedi Tsunami Aceh.

Saya rasa Menteri yang saya sebut dibawah ini sedang mendapat perhatian khusus perihal Tsunami beberapa hari yang lalu, khususnya pada saat Associated Press melaporkan sbb (terlepas dari betul tidaknya laporan AP):

Zooomr

July 24, 2006

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Thanks to Thalia, I’m very much tempted to try the new service Zooomr (yes, with three “o”s!). Seems like a great service, particularly with different kinds of tagging enabled there.

In order to get the free pro account upgrade, I need to link a zooomr photo in this blog, so, here goes:

My Cubicle

July 24, 2006

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I thought you may wanna see this motion picture on You Tube:
My Cubicle – Motion Picture shot, directed, edited by Judhi Prasetyo. He used his trustworthy Canon 20D with various lenses to capture the essence of professionalism at work.

Dadiah

July 24, 2006

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When we went to Padang last month, we splurged on traditional Minang food that we missed so much, such as Sate Padang, Bebek Lado Ijo (with happy seasoning), many kinds of Sambal Lado and Gulai, and the special grilled fish from Lake Maninjau, grilled banana, and sanjai crackers. We took the opportunity to get Dadih or Dadiah, traditional minang water buffalo yogurt which is fermented in bamboo container covered with banana leaf.

Ken Dedes, Our Ancestor

July 24, 2006

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We just discovered Rodovid, a wiki-based family tree, and I spent a whole day putting our family tree and connect it with Babad Tanah Jawi family tree. As a result, I managed to find my ancestors, 33 generations before me, up to Ken Dedes (the wife of Ken Arok, the first ruler of Singhasari, Indonesia) and her father. This is my family tree:

Indonesia in World Cup Final

July 8, 2006

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Indonesia has been in World Cup final. My bro Yodhi pointed me out to a BBC article that provides that fact. It was the World Cup Final in 1974. Take a look at the article in BBC website, see if you can find Indonesia