(Sunday Reflection) : Talking about My Alter-ego (Esperanto) blog


12250093_10153448715874335_3725442675999907303_nIt’s been more than 12 years when I started blogging. From merely idol’s forum, starting writing was extremely hard for me at the time. Then I found a media for expressing myself from just gunshot poems, it means what I think then I write it directly. No concept, spontaneous one. I found so hard to change identity like other bloggers, it felt -not-so-me when I tried to do it. So, where is my own identity. That’s true when you started blogging, at least you have already been thinking about the theme, the content etc etc until the end.

Finally I found myself in ethnic theme. But until recently I had no idea about designing and creating my own theme. It started suddenly when I was asked for designing Eid celebration banner, I ever taught in a computer based education, but merely taught English and even I had no desire for learning design. Then, all change me a lot. Till now my passion in design is growing and I had learnt some aspects of it as well as the applications. From now on, I decided to create my own theme based on my passion : culture and ethnic. I manage to create my own logo in the future and hopefully it works for me, my blog and even my own future. I am still learning and there is no late for it though you’re even ageing.

Well, talking about blog. Maybe you have already known about my blog for more than 4 years, right? Only some random thoughts emphasizing on social, culture, photo challenges and avoiding politics…yes, right! Since almost a year ago I tried to expand my blog into another alter ego, not so alter ego, only in different language. For this blog, I choose Esperanto as the main language. I am learning it along other languages since I consider myself as polyglot. But sometimes, I want to study a language from a monoglot, why? because he or she only knows one language and it’s a gargantuan challenge for me to master it. My brother blog here is still young, and much fewer even no visitors as I rarely post into it. Well, sometimes I feel absent-minded because besides working, I also had many things to do till many parts missed from my life.

Then, I used to write even several times a day. But now, rare, and just recently I tried to be more active, as well as in my brother blog : felicamondoI named it felicamondo (it should be felicxamondo) as I want it to be happy and joyous virtual part of my blogosphere. There were still few and I just added recent bilingual poems in Esperanto and my own language. I now my goal is not for profit, but at least I can leave my track, emotion, love, passion and all I think there without hesitation (though for some parts I prefer to keep it for myself).

I am almost 40, and I still haven’t done anything for even my own life. I am still flowing from one to another way and sometimes I am upset about it. I try to post more in felicamondo because I believe one day people will visit it and I have got more friends not just virtually, but in reality. Besides for improving myself. Felicamondo is intended to translate my works in Esperanto and at the same time I can develop my skills in this wonderful constructed language.

Besides this site, you’re cordially invited to visit my felicamondo. Particularly Esperantists bloggers. I will translate my articles, my poems and also my short stories step by step in Esperanto there.

Tangerang, 22 May 2016

 

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(Weekly Photo Challenge) : Funny Jubilant


In the end of March, I took this photo in Bandung Menari event on Jalan Dago, Bandung, West Java (surely in Indonesia). This photo was so funny as the dancers were cross-dressers. Men underneath women’s traditional dancers’ attires. They moved very attractive even more than women, then. Yeach, just for fun and this was the jubilee…funny one!

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Hok yaaaaa

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(Weekly Photo Challenge) : Face/Wajah/Candra


Let me share again about face..
At least I show my own face and in ordinary selfie..
Unartistic and artistically tasteless photographs

Hehehehe..
Whatever, I love my face…as people cannot guess where I am from. Some say I looked like Indian, some others said I am Moluccans, but surely not European though I think not really Asian. That’s hoax hahahahaa..

Love whatever you look and be yourself.

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(Weekly Photo Challenge) : Face/Wajah


Face and face…
After weeks in hiatus, let me return to my place.
With old face but new spirit

For this week’s challenge

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(Monday Reflection) : Si je rencontrais M.Paxman


11782173-hello-speech-bubblesI was surprised when someone shared in his facebook a news from Standard.co.uk and found an interesting, but at the same time irritating news. The news itself described about Jeremy Paxman, a former Newsnight presenter and now the quizmaster on University Challenge, who attacked French in the Financial Times. He described that French is “useless” and all their achievements are “long past”.

He also described that English is “the language of science, technology, travel, entertainment and sport” as well as the “only language that you must have. I believed his statement had arisen angers among worldwide Francophone, particularly in France where it just celebrated the 400th years of William Shakespeare’s death.

When I read this, for the erstwhile I had to think over. Is it correct or not? Then afterwards I tried to conclude until I decided to write this. Well, in this point of view, Mr Paxman’s freedom of speech is guaranteed, but then when he used the rights for attacking others, anyone also has right to counter his attack. In the article, he also blamed and mocked the middle classes about their relation to French. Between English and French cultural battles should be one winner. I was very sad to hear that. For this point, I am  totally opposed to the attack Mr Paxman launched. This is totally true that nowadays in our increasingly globalized world, English is one of the main languages you should mastered. Since the colonial era, English has been spread up as world language and spoken widely by various countries in all continents (even maybe the antartics if possible). In my own country itself, English has already been taught even since we’re still in nursery. Some parents also speak English to their children in additional to their various mother tongues, even though the children tend to speak more English than others. English is one of job requirements in almost every national or multinational companies and even English signs can be found anywhere in Indonesia, until you think that you’re in New York, London, or Singapore (hehehe) and not all of us can understand it.

English has been inseparable part of our daily lives. We watch Hollywood movies, maybe CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera, and so on et cetera. All products should be in English  along with other languages. I admit as I also write my blog in English and my intention is for worldwide, whatever the results…liked or disliked, who cares about it. As far as I can express my feeling in responsible ways, why not? I used to be English teacher during most part of my career and now I am computer teacher who instruct the students in English as well. Kids are encouraged to speak English so that they have improved proficiency in it with their own language and Mandarin (it happened in my workplace). Being multilingual is beautiful and I agree it. As far as they do not forget their own mother tongue.

If I met Mr. Paxman, maybe I will asks some questions while having English tea, choco croissant and baked cassava.
1. How many languages do you speak besides English?
2. Do you know or speak French?
3. Why do you attack French?
4. What will you do if you’re in a village where its people do not understand every single word of English?

And he must reply it, or I will switch my language to others…maybe French, Esperanto or Bahasa..hahahaa.

Attacking others’ culture and language is actually similar to attacking one’s privacy. English and French’s relationship is like a couple, on and off…in some time, French is the most used and important language, and nowadays particularly after World War II, English is a must for everyone. All has got its time, maybe one day English will be replaced by other strong languages. English and French influence each other, from all aspects and even up to now in culinary terms, French is still prevalent and in French itself can be found English influences, even though in Canadian French has more puritanism and Anglicism at the same time. Maybe you should avoid French-influenced words in your speech, Mr. Paxman. Then, that’s the point in my plain English.

Surprisingly, around more than 30% of English words are derived from French and more words taken from various world’s languages even including batik. It’s chic, right?  It’s a kind of language arrogance Mr. Paxman express. He might be proud of English, but he expressed it in unacceptable and disrespectful manners though he said about the reality. Every languages has got its own uniqueness and many people learn languages with various motivations. Learning English for good job opportunities or studies, but when you study in Francophone, Hispanophone, Lusophone, Russophone, Arabophone, or other countries who do not declare English as their official language, you should also try to learn local ones. That’s fun for knowing other languages besides English. May some people feel English is enough for them, but its better they know one or more languages. Being bilingual or polyglot is fun.

Unfortunately, language can be extinct. Many people feel their language is useless and switch to more prestigious or useful language. Once you lose your mother tongue means you lose your own cultural identity as according to a verb language shows nations. Exaggerating is not nice and increase antipathy expressions even can be ostracized in the world’s interaction. In my personal opinion, knowing English only is not enough for being world’s citizen. I love English, but also other languages and deeper in my mother tongues.

He has got his rights, and also Francophone’s reactions.

Be proud of your language
Promote your language
Learn another language
Respect other languages
You respect, we will do

Apprendre français est bon et fun! Parler français est aussi grand plaisir. Français et Anglais sont les deux grand puissant langues dans le monde. Maintenant, plus personnes peut être en train d’apprendre Anglais que français, mais ce sera mieux que vous n’en moquez. Vous avez les droit de la liberté d’expression, mais utilise le élégamment. Pour liberté, egalité, fraternité.

I almost forget my French, but after reading the statement, it motivates me for learning French more than before. Merci M. Paxman.

One source is from here

Photo credit is from here

Tangerang, 25 April 2016

 

 

 

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(Weekly Photo Challenge) : Abstract Swirl


Recently I am so lazy for blogging, I don’t know why. Maybe I need new energy for fulfilling my drained ideas. This is for weekly photo challenge…special and swirly

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(Weekly Photo Challenge) : It’s an unartistic dinnertime!


The messy dinnertime
Without photographic sense of art
No angle stressing
Only a lil’ editing for lights.
This photo is my dinner last night. I made cashew nut and mushroom curry  with the simple recipes. I just simply modified as I had Madras curry powder in the kitchen. Just add some sliced carrot, a palm of mushroom (local one), a palm of soaked cashew nut, curry powder, chili, onion, garlic, coconut milk, some ginger, fresh tomato, clove and water. That’s so simple. I ate it with rice and surely yummy!

I love curry and all about spicy foods!

Special for this week’s challenge

 

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