Showing posts with label Thoughts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thoughts. Show all posts
January 10, 2008. Label:

To Forgive and to Forget

To Forgive and to Forget
It's like a ritual for politicians, activists and the media. Whenever the ex-President was rushed to Pertamina hospital to get super-special treatments for his recurring critical conditions, these group of people refresh the endless debates on issue whether the government and the attorney general office should drop the legal processes towards him and his foundations or not.
December 29, 2007. Label:

Criticism and Dried Well

Criticism and Dried Well
It needs not even a single sweat drop to criticize on things that bothered us, things that against our view or values, whilst it can be a hell of a job to fix or improve it for those who are inside the circle, the box, especially when it's related with paradigm, attitude, habit, politics, money, power, sex.
November 04, 2007. Label:

Sumpah Aroengbinang

Sumpah Aroengbinang
Since Sumpah Pemuda (The Youth Oath ) was declared on Sunday, October 28, 1928, no other oath had ever been registered in my memory, at least as strong as the Sumpah Pemuda. There was Tritura (Tri Tuntutan Rakyat, Three People's Demands, at the dawn of the New Order regime), but it was not an oath.

October 12, 2007. Label:

Happy Idul Fitri

Happy Idul Fitri
Happy Idul Fitri. It's the commonest time, even though it's not necessarily the best and the only time, to ask for and to give forgiveness from and to everyone for any past mistakes and wrongdoings. Whilst memories hardly fade away, forgiveness will surely bring more peace in mind, and less hard feeling will reside in our hearts.
October 06, 2007. Label:

Where to make Donation

Where to make Donation
One of the suggestions that can make Jakarta be free from beggars is to inform people where they can donate money, food or goods, such as to institutions, foundations, orphanage houses, political parties, NGOs, etc. that provide food and basic health care services to beggars and those who are in need.
September 12, 2007. Label:

The Beggars Call, Again

The Beggars Call, Again
In the next few months, motorists in Jakarta will not probably be bothered anymore by beggars, buskers and street vendors. Commuters will not be disturbed by them while using public transportation in the city. No more "polisi cepek" collecting money at u-turns. City parks will also be cleaner.
September 04, 2007. Label:

More on Leo Kristi

More on Leo Kristi
It would be interesting to find out of how many Indonesian people really know or have ever heard about Leo Kristi. Gombloh is certainly a lot more popular than him, and unfortunately those who have ever watched Leo Kristi on stage might not be that impressed with his performance.
July 13, 2007. Label:

Love is rarely blind

Love is rarely blind
Love is a simple word with a very complex meaning, that even we try our best to explain it using all kind of expressions, chances that they are still not sufficient to reveal the “true” face of it.
June 30, 2007. Label:

Don't be Thankful

Don't be Thankful
You might think that there must be something wrong with the title or the idea, as it's against the commonly accepted wisdom. In this imperfect world, however, there’s no absolute wrong, as there’s no absolute right either. None of us is the ultimate judge. Hence, there must be element of truth in the statement.
June 27, 2007. Label:

A view of what life is

A view of what life is
Let's just stop for a while to contemplate, let our minds be free from things that have been bothering us lately; things that have made us feel unhappy, unsecure, made us feel like a loser, a loner in a world full of strangers.
June 12, 2007. Label:

The 3rd Position for Polygamy

The 3rd Position for Polygamy
The pain and the anger of women and wives may persist for a long time and may can’t even be cured when a renowned preacher whose followers and admirers were mostly women from different religions, had decided to marry a second woman.
June 08, 2007. Label:

The Root of Happiness

The Root of Happiness
People say that eyes are the window of a person’s heart. I agree, as long as it doesn’t claim that eyes are the only window available. By looking at people’s eyes, however, we can also take a guess of how smart he or she is.
June 05, 2007. Label:

The Dried Well Syndrome

The Dried Well Syndrome
It's been a while that I've become an active blogger. I posted articles once or twice in a week, paid visits to fellow bloggers, shouted at their SBs and left lengthy comments. It becomes part of my daily life already.
May 20, 2007. Label:

Toil for a Living

Toil for a Living
Statistic says that around 40 million of the Indonesian population are now living below poverty line, or $2 a day, and the number will keep on increasing if the government and the society fail to address it properly.
May 13, 2007. Label:

Sleepless lately?

Sleepless lately?
A few weeks back I stopped by at Taman Suropati with the intention to take photos of Pangeran Diponegoro sculpture, which has been posted at Statues of Jakarta.
May 06, 2007. Label:

Anybody Knows Soesman?

Anybody Knows Soesman?
A few months back, I got an e-mail from an unknown person, asking for information about Soesman family. The only person I know from TV shows is only Abadi Soesman, the musician. I don't know however whether he's part of the family. I once tried to Google it, but I found little information about it, and then I forgot to reply the e-mail, until today.
April 18, 2007. Label:

The Warning

The Warning
US just warned its citizens against flying on Indonesian airlines, because the country's civil aviation authority did not meet minimum international safety standards. "Whenever possible, Americans traveling to and from Indonesia should fly directly to their destinations on international carriers," the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta said.
April 06, 2007. Label:

The Turning Paths

The Turning Paths
In the Uncharted Path I offered a few thoughts about dreams. You may want to read it if you have weird dreams lately. Now, let's share thoughts about path of life, fate, and luck.
March 21, 2007. Label:

You Can't Eradicate Poverty

You Can't Eradicate Poverty
Is that statement true? Well, as we all can see that it's true until today, and it will still be true during our life time, regardless how young we are, and will continue to be valid years and years after, I guess.
March 19, 2007. Label:

No Easy Money

No Easy Money
In the last few weeks I received again e-mails with the same story lines. It's about a request of assistance to transfer a huge amount of money out of a certain country for some reasons, and you'll get commission.