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"Life isn't about being old or having more problem. It's about growing to see this life from a better view coz GOD bless you more"

So...Enjoy your LIFE...


I choose to have faith, because without that I have nothing. It's the only thing that's keeping me going.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Is That What We Called JOB? Welcome To Bureaucracy!


It’s been 4 month working for government as a civil servant in a small island in East Nusa Tenggara, there are about 30 people in our department but as long as I can see maybe only half is really working relate to their job assignment. So what are the rest doing? Nothing! Just walking around, talking each other some ‘stupid’ story, playing chess, smoking, laughing, sitting, playing music louder, sharing about some office baseless gossip, watching movie and maybe some porn movie. What the heck was that?!! Yes, it really happens! I am pretty sure, it’s happen in other department too. Well, I don’t mind if they do what they want to do but mostly is really annoying, too noisy, disturb others which are working, reading, discuss, etc. What is wrong? Do they really know what are they supposed to do relate to their job assignment? One thing confusing me is if there is a job not relate to Budget Implementation Document (Dokumen Pelaksanaan Anggaran/DPA), they really enthusiast to do that while the main job in DPA is not handled. Speechless!!!

These civil servants are really obeyed to which I’ve called ‘some stupid bureaucracy’. They make simple thing become complex and big thing become simple or unimportant. I do understand that we have to follow order or regulation but what was the point? I mean why you are stuck with something that you can fix it as soon and as best as you can! Example : I need to collect some data from other department but I’ve to make a letter of request should be sign by one officer in regent house which is actually it can be sign by my principal but he won’t, and unfortunately the officer on business trip, then I’ve to change to other officer which is not in the office too, they were asking me to wait, do I have to wait for a week or more? No way! It’s not my way! After discussing with my boss of unit, I go directly to each department to ask the data without that letter and I get it! And many more examples which is make me AMAZING!!! Well, welcome to bureaucracy dear!!! I swear I’ll gonna change it if I become a decision maker!

Oh ya…they really don’t care about time management too, really love to delay/postpone a meeting. Example : The meeting base on the invitation should start at 09:00 but finally it’ll start at 11:00 even more, sometimes you’ve to call the participant again one by one via cell phone, then they came to join the meeting, INCREDIBLE! An activity base on schedule should start in the first quarter of this year but until now it is postpone and I don’t know when it will be started, UNBELIEVEABLE!!!

I am angry too because they really don’t care about cleaning, they just throw the trash/rubbish exactly where they were standing/sitting, Geeezzzz…Come on…can’t you throw in the trash bin? Are they nuts?

So what are you gonna do? I am dying to know, is it gonna last longer or even forever? I hope not! Well, I wasn’t born to follow but to make a different! Let’s hope there is miracle/breakthrough that changes them/it. Just be the change that you want to see in the world. Just do the best as you can as the Colossians 3:23 says “Whatever you do, work at it with all you heart, as working for the Lord, not for men

*PrayingForOurCountry!*

Friday, August 12, 2011

Quote 2


Kusno Sosrodihardjo, known as Sukarno (also spelled Soekarno) (June 6, 1901 – June 21, 1970) was an Indonesian nationalist and orator who later became the founding President (1945-1967) of the Republic of Indonesia.
Sukarno's most famous quote, he said it the first time in front of BPUPKI congress, April 29, 1945 :

"Reach your ambition as high as the skies!! Dream it as high as the skies!! Because if you're fell, you're gonna fall among of the stars!!"

Sparks Fly

Just released the new video of Taylor Swift on August 11, as usual She is beautiful, sparkling, incredible. Love it!


The way you move is like a full on rainstorm
And I'm a house of cards
You're the kind of reckless
That should send me runnin'
But I kinda know that I won't get far
And you stood there in front of me
Just close enough to touch
Close enough to hope you couldn't see
What I was thinking of

Drop everything now
Meet me in the pouring rain
Kiss me on the sidewalk
Take away the pain
'cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile
Get me with those green eyes, baby, as the lights go down
Give me something that'll haunt me when you're not around
'cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile

My mind forgets to remind me
You're a bad idea
You touch me once and it's really something,
You find I'm even better than you imagined I would be.
I'm on my guard for the rest of the world
But with you I know it's no good
And I could wait patiently but I really wish you would...

Drop everything now
Meet me in the pouring rain
Kiss me on the sidewalk
Take away the pain
'cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile
Get me with those green eyes, baby, as the lights go down
Give me something that'll haunt me when you're not around
'cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile

I run my fingers through your hair and watch the lights go wild.
Just keep on keeping your eyes on me, it's just wrong enough to make it feel right.
Lead me up the staircase
Won't you whisper soft and slow?
I'm captivated by you, baby, like a firework show.

Drop everything now,
Meet me in the pouring rain,
Kiss me on the sidewalk,
Take away the pain
'cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile.
Get me with those green eyes, baby, as the lights go down
Give me something that'll haunt me when you're not around
'cause I see sparks fly whenever you smile

The sparks fly...
Oh, baby, smile...
The sparks fly...

Indonesia : Independence Day

Sebentar lagi, tepatnya 5 hari lagi (17 Agustus), kita akan merayakan hari kemerdekaan Rebuplik Indonesia yang ke 66, sejak awal Agustus lalu sudah terlihat berbagai macam cara masyarakat dalam rangka menyambut hari besar ini misalnya memasang umbul - umbul, bendera, kegiatan kebersihan, gapura, dll sehingga hampir sepanjang jalan mungkin semarak dengan atribut - atribut tersebut. Apapun bentuk perayaannya yang penting mari isi kemerdekaan ini dengan sesuatu yang berguna dan membangun dalam kerangka Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia seperti pidato presiden Soekarno di Surabaya, 24 September 1955 :

"This country, the Republic of Indonesia, does not belong to any group, nor to any religion, nor to any ethnic group, nor to any group with customs and traditions, but the property of all of us from Sabang to Merauke!"

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! MERDEKA!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sumba

I was born here, Sumba which I've always call as The Land Of Horses. Well, you can see beautiful horses in savanna, unguarded. After leaving Sumba for more than eleven years, now I lived here, working as a civil servant. My curiosity makes me wonder, do people know much about Sumba? then I started to browse it in the internet, here some information about Sumba from Lonely Planet. Before that, I would love to inform you that Sumba has 2 regent i.e East Sumba and West Sumba, but since 2007 West Sumba has been divided into 3 regent i.e. West Sumba, Central Sumba and West-South Sumba. So, since that moment, Sumba has 4 regent. This below information mostly talk about West Sumba and West-South Sumba, enjoy it ^^
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Introducing Sumba
The dry, undulating island of Sumba has the richest tribal culture in Nusa Tenggara, centred on a religious tradition called Marapu. It’s one of the poorest but most fascinating islands to visit, with a decidedly off-the-beaten-track appeal courtesy of its thatched clan houses, colossal carved megalith tombs, outstanding hand-spun ikat and bloody sacrificial funerals.

Physically it looks quite different from the volcanic islands to the north, its country¬side characterised by low limestone hills and fields of maize and cassava. Sumba’s extensive grasslands made it one of Indonesia’s leading horse-breeding islands. Horses are still used as transport in more rugged regions; they are a symbol of wealth and status and have traditionally been used as part of the bride-price.
Sumba’s traditions remain particularly strong in its wetter, more fertile and more remote western half, which is home to about two-thirds of the island’s 540, 000 people. Though most islanders are now officially Protestant, marapu traditions and old conflicts are recalled every year at western Sumba’s terrific, often-violent Pasola festivals, which involve ritual battles between teams of mounted horse riders.
These battles hint at deep-rooted tribal tensions, which periodically erupt between rival princedoms. As recently as 1998 around 3000 tribesmen clashed in Waikabubak, a battle that claimed 26 lives according to official figures (though many locals put the true number at over 100).
While some Bahasa Indonesia is spoken everywhere, Sumba has six main languages. Few travellers make it here, but it’s a deeply rewarding place to explore and has fairly good transport connections with the rest of the region.

Last updated: Feb 17, 2009

World’s best festivals: Pasola
Location: Sumba, Indonesia
Dates: During February and March; the timing is determined by the arrival of a type of sea worm called nyale
Level of Participation: 1 – this is a blood sport so sit back and let others do the hurting
A riotous tournament between two teams of spear-wielding, ikat-clad horsemen, the Pasola has to be one of Asia’s most extravagant, and bloodiest, harvest festivals. Taking the form of a ritual battle, it represents not so much a quarrel between opposing forces as a need for human blood to be spilt to keep the spirits happy and bring a good harvest. Despite the blunt spears used by combatants, and the efforts of Indonesian authorities to supervise events, few holds are barred. Blood is spilt and sometimes deaths occur.
Before the Pasola can begin, priests in full ceremonial dress must first wade into the ocean to examine the nyale worms at dawn; they’re usually found on the eighth or ninth day after a full moon. From the numbers and appearance of the nyale, a prediction is made as to how good the year’s harvest will be. Fighting then begins on the beach and continues inland.
Essentials: Pasola takes place in four areas: Kodi and Lamboya (February) and Wanokaka and Gaura (March). Call hotels in Waingapuor Waikabubak to find out the dates before travelling to Sumba, or contact a travel agent in Bali, Flores or Timor.
Local Attractions: Sumba has one of Indonesia’s richest tribal traditions, from its wonderful ikat to timeless traditional villages only now opening up to tourism.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Invictus

"The day I am afraid to do that is the day I am no longer fit to lead"

I just watching Invictus, it was from 2009 movie, directed by Clint Eastwood, based on the John Carlin book Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed a Nation about the events in South Africa before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, hosted in that country following the dismantling of apartheid. I have downloaded it already several months ago but never really pay to attention to watch it until today. After all, I love the movie, it was great movie. Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon are really good in order to playing their role as Nelson Mandela and François Pienaar. This movie make me interest to know more about Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, born 18 July 1918 served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, and was the first South African president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election. Before his presidency, Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist, and the leader of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). In 1962 he was arrested and convicted of sabotage and other charges, and sentenced to life in prison. Mandela served 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island. 27 years in prison? Can you imagine that? Wowww...I am speechless! Following his release from prison on 11 February 1990, Mandela led his party in the negotiations that led to multi-racial democracy in 1994. As president from 1994 to 1999, he frequently gave priority to reconciliation. In November 2009, the United Nations General Assembly announced that Mandela's birthday, 18 July, is to be known as "Mandela Day" to mark his contribution to world freedom. What a story!

The title Invictus may be translated from the Latin as undefeated or unconquered, and is the title of a poem by English poet William Ernest Henley (1849–1903)

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul

Doing Good

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway

Thank you ODB for encourage me again after what I've been through for several days ago so whatever happen do good anyway! Learn more and more to be like Jesus!
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August 1, 2011 


Jesus of Nazareth . . . went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. —Acts 10:38 

Someone once said, “The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.” I like that; it’s a great reminder. In the book of Acts, Luke summarized Jesus’ earthly ministry by saying that He “went about doing good” (10:38).

What does the Bible mean when it tells us to “do good”? Jesus did good by teaching, healing, feeding, and comforting people. Using Jesus as the perfect example, His followers are called to meet the needs of others, including those who hate them: “Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you” (Matt. 5:44; see also Luke 6:27-35). They are to serve their enemies without expecting anything in return.

Moreover, as opportunity arises, His followers are to do good especially to fellow believers (Gal. 6:10). They are not to let persecution, selfishness, and busyness cause them to forget to do good and to share what they have with others (Heb. 13:16).

To be like our Savior and His early followers, we should ask ourselves each day: “What good thing can I do today in Jesus’ name?” When we do good, we will be offering a sacrifice that pleases God (Heb. 13:16) and that draws people to Him (Matt. 5:16).  — Marvin Williams

 Imitate Jesus—go about doing good.