(Monday Reflection) : Si je rencontrais M.Paxman


I 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”…

(Monday’s Reflection) : Happy Mother’s Day, Indonesia


Every parts of world has its own way and date to celebrate mother’s day. Mother’s day is a special day when we honour our mother as well as maternal bond, motherhood and influence of mothers in society. Mother is 24 hours a day and 7 days a week worker in our lives. From giving birth,…

(Sunday’s Note) : Happy Independence Day, My Beloved Indonesia


I have just returned home from celebrating Indonesia’s independence day ceremony in my workplace. The nuance is quite different than the last few years aback, because the independence day fell in Ramazan months and in 2014, independence day is on Sunday, where everybody should be on vacation or relaxes at home. The ceremony is a…

(In Bahasa Only) : Ketika Nasionalisme Sudah Dianggap Usang


Note : for commemorating the forthcoming independence day on 17th August, I post this reflection in Bahasa Indonesia. Sorry for this moment. Ketika nasionalisme sudah dianggap usang, kira-kira apa yang anda pikirkan? Apakah anda membenarkan, ataukah menyangkalnya? Ketika nasionalisme dianggap basi oleh sementara kalangan, nasionalisme itu salah tempat dan semakin hari semakin tergerus oleh arus…

(Nono’s Note) : Jilboobs, Do Not Blame Them


This is my first opinion after months I’ve never written anything longer but photo sharing and following various wondrous challenges. Recently, particularly in social media, there is a trending topic called ‘jilboobs’ or ‘jilbabes’. At first, I didn’t know what it is, what is jilboobs? what is jilbabes? Everywhere now we can easily meet and…

(Just a sort of poem) : JILBOOBS


CoveredBut revealedUnseen But viewableVeiled the upperShow up tightly the lowerThe since early 2000 phenomenonOn behalf of fashionTaste of passionFor being beautifulBeneath the coveredThat jilboobsBut never blame themNever prejudice themThey just do not know yetThey just wanna be fashionable but coveredJust remind themAnd pray for themTo be covered properly   TertutupTapi terbukaTak terlihatTapi nampakTerkerudung di atasTapi…

(Opini) : Membagi Solidaritas, Membelah Solidaritas


Saat ini kita telah menjelang separuh bulan Ramadhan, dimana kita harus menahan diri untuk makan, minum , bergosip dan amarah serta memperbanyak amal ibadah. Namun di saat yang sama, kita juga telah menyelesaikan salah satu hajatan besar yang akan menentukan nasib bangsa ini ke tahap berikutnya, yakni pemilihan presiden. Perang fitnah, caci maki alias baku…

(Friday Reflection) : Ring of Fire


Indonesia and its volcanoes Foto source : here Malang, East Java, Indonesia 1994 When I went to school by bicycle at around 6.00 a.m, I saw the sky was cloudy but it’s dry season and no rainy signs. I had already worn my jacket and biked to school, however, there was rain hard. Not water,…

(Thursday Reflection) : May Day…May Day


Good Morning everybody and nobody (oops) When I woke up this morning, I thought I had to go to the bathroom and prepare for work. But I forgot that for the first time, Indonesian government had declared 1 May as national holiday. Yes, International labour day or in Bahasa is called ‘Hari Buruh Sedunia’. I…