(Saturday Reflection) : A Mystical Morning


When I woke up in the morning It was so magical I saw a smokey mist wandering around It roamed into my mind Created a misty mystery Then, I looked at a small light behind the mountain It got brighter, brightened my lonely heart The mist gradually faded Slowly, smoothly, passionately Sunshine brighted the mist…

(Wednesday Reflection) : EARTH HOUR


Earth hour Blackened out your electricity for an hour Followed by (al)most all parts of the world Intended to save our energy Rescued earth’s longevity Recharged earth’s vitality Stayed over dark for an hour Earth hour.. Earth hour.. A global movement But … Not valid for areas which are often blacked out As lack of…

Weekly Writing Challenge : Bambang is My Name and I’m Proud of It…


Bambang (pronounced Bum-bunk) is my name… When I was born, I was given “Alfiandi” or something else by my parents. But my elder auntie told them for changing it into another name, and finally the choice was in “Bambang”. My complete name is Bambang Priantono and it is one of typical names among Javanese, and…

(Monday’s Post) : An Unusual Miss World 2013


Miss World, Miss Universe and all Misses held in the world sometimes create controversy. Many people disagree as those are considered as immoral, unfit to traditional cultures, physical expositions, and have no any contributions even for national tourism. However, many people also agree on it as it is thought as part of one country’s tourism…

Daily Prompt : Being Indonesian? I am deadly Proud of It!


Are you patriotic? What does being ‘patriotic mean for you? I am deadly proud of being Indonesian, even far more than I imagine before. I still remembered when my grandfather told me about independence war between 1947-1949, he took a part of it, even one of my grand aunt killed many Dutch soldiers in front…

(Renungan Hari Merdeka) : Merdeka dari Informasi yang Memecahbelah


Syukur alhamdulillah kini bangsa Indonesia merayakan usia kemerdekaannya yang ke-68. Berbagai perayaan yang selama beberapa tidak ada karena selalu bertepatan dengan bulan Ramadhanpun kembali diselenggarakan, kendati masih belum semeriah tahun-tahun sebelumnya. Namun tentu rasa syukur itu dirasakan oleh seluruh elemen bangsa Indonesia yang majemuk dari segala sektor ini. Rasa syukur telah menikmati hasil jerih payah…

(Opinion) : Happy Eid Mubarak For You All….


First thing, I’d like to say to all Muslims in the world (and myself) Happy Eid Mubarak….May Allah bless us after one month fasting and it is considered as our celebration upon ourselves. For celebrating Eid, many ways have been done, in accordance to diverse traditions and customs. In Indonesia itself, one of the most…

(Reflection) : Be Proud of Your Regional Accent


Do you have your own regional accent? I think everybody has got it, particularly whose from provincial or rural areas. Do you ever think your original accent heard funny or awkward for others? Do you ever get bad experiences because of your accent? Do you feel ashamed with your accent? It is a problematic think…

(Daily Prompt) : An Act of Kindness/ Tindak Kebajikan


Kindness? So many interpretations Kindness is everywhere Even without we recognize it It’s been with us It’s a grace from God Gracious! Have we done one of kindness? We don’t have to take into account it God Knows what we done We just share and act a kindness everyday To everyone, to every creatures As…

(What I think about Indonesian) : Some Facts About Bahasa Indonesia


Happy Monday! Never let your fun lose though it’s been Monday. And those who’re still on Sunday, enjoy your holiday. For today, I’d like to give you some fun facts, related to my national language, bahasa Indonesia or called Indonesian. I don’t know why many Westerners just simply named it ‘Bahasa’ and it’s been identical,…

(Today’s Note) : Indonesian Languages, Quo Vadis?


How many languages are spoken in Indonesia today? Nowadays, there are around 726 languages and dialects spoken in all parts of Indonesia. From westernmost (Sabang, Aceh) until Merauke (Papua). Previously, approximately 742 languages during 2007, but it’s been dropped as the languages have been disappeared or in another word, extinct. (the most numerous is in…