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A Fulfilled Promise

Alhamdulilah…so grateful for Your blessing oh Lord.It won’t be happened unless You let it happen. Got chance to fulfill my promise that i keep in believing for four years. Yes..i remember it was when Obama elected as the first afro american president, then when he is voted out as the winner of 2012 election…i can walk my talk. I have made a promise that i really believed will be answered “i will back to make prostrations at land of rising sun..Japan”.Today, it has been more than six months here…i always be so grateful for every breath i take in Japan.

And thanks God, You are so kind to me…and I believe Your unlimited blessings for my other dreams and promises…Aamiin

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Quasiengineer to Quasieconomist

Since I graduated from industrial engineering major, I’ve never admit as an engineer. I prefer to be called as an engineering graduated to an engineer. Because, it is too good to be true as a person who can solve a lot of problem with various techniques and sharp analysis. I just learnt some materials that even i didn’t understand until I got the notion couple years after graduation. Suddenly all became simpler and easier at Shindanshi Training Programme that I joint on it. So, what is the cause. whether troubled academic process at undergradute program or just my limited understanding at that time, that is still a question that i don’t want to know the answer. I tend to consider my upgrade my self on all sides. That’s why i decided to pursue my higher education at master degree.
I chose economics as the major. It is seemed unrelated to my background of education. But, actually who doesn’t live in economic realm? I believe, even you are a Sufi or Monk, can not be resistant to the economy. I want to know, what the economic issues that everyday appear in the newspaper and tv-news 24/7.
Do i want to be an economist? Hmmm…that sounds too nice apparently. Okay than, please keep the finger crossed to me. Wish me the best ­čÖé

Peka Kejadian

Di jaman media sosial entah apapun bentuknya, blog-mikroblog-social network, nampaknya orang semakin ‘ngeh’ dengan kejadian di sekitarnya. Bad news is a good news nampaknya semakin nampak nyata. Belum lama kita pernah mendengar atau bahkan melihat peristiwa seorang bocah di cina yang tertabrak truck dan terkulai di tengah jalan raya tanpa ada yang memedulikannya dan lebih edan lagi si bocah dilindas beberapa kendaraan lagi setelah itu. Rekaman CCTV kejadian itu beredar di internet.

Kejadian itu telah memicu banyak debat tentang semakin menurunnya rasa kemanusiaan dan empathy di negeri tirai bambu yang tengah berubah menjadi tirai industri ini. Materialisme semakin mewarnai kepribadian mereka, bahkan mungkin kita. Ukuran untung rugi secara materi dalam bertindak nampaknya menjadi parameter umum saat ini. Sungguh miris, saat beberapa waktu lalu melintas di Jl. Godean di saat rush hour ada korban tabrakan yg bersimbah darah tergeletak di tengah jalan dan tidak ada yg beregerak menolong. Bahkan seorang kawan berkisah tentang video unggahan di internet tentang rekaman korban kecelakaan yang kesakitan dann nampaknya meregang nyawa, namun semua hanya jadi penonton dan bahkan merekam momen itu dengan HP mereka, kaco.. Soal tidak menolong, masih bisa ada diberikan alasan bahwa karena mencegah salah tindakan karena tidak punya keterampilan pertolongan kecelakaan sehingga justru bisa memperparah keadaan. Namun untuk merekam momen saat orang lain menderita adalah suatu tindakan yang kurang beradab.

Memang nampaknya gadget, internet dan inforamsi real time  telah mengubah pola pikir orang terhadap suatu kejadian. Orang sudah terbiasa untuk mendapatkan berita dalam keadaan hangat,  nampaknya ini juga yang mendasari respon orang terhadap kejadian. Orang ingin menjadi yag pertama melaporkan, membagi kabar kalo perlu dengan gambar atau rekaman video. Seperti klo postingan ini ada gambarnya, kayaknya lebih asik deh. Mungkin begitu cara pikir citizen journalist, entahlah.

┬áDan kemarin di saat Jogja diguyur hujan deras dengan angin kencang, ada sebuah pohon sengon yang rubuh dan menimpa pengendara dan motor yang diparkir di Masjdi Kampus UGM. Alhamdulilah, tidak ada korban luka kecuali beberapa motor yang penyok. Syukurnya masih bisa mengerem dan pohon rubuh di depanku, namun yg jadi cerita ternyata ada juga yg sempat2nya merekam kejadian itu. Bener2 peka berita kita sekarang niy…. ┬á

Wakarimasen

After creating account since 2 years ago, this is the 1st time blog in and try to post something. What a howler, I even don’t remember that I’ve had a WordPress account as a clean sheet until I try to make another new account with the same e-mail.

By the way, it’s a good moment to start pouring my blog with sort of scratch idea. It is early days of new year of 1433 H. By chance, i’ve trough a lot of things that interesting to be shared, or just for my remainder at the future. I’ll try to write consistently because i need this for practising my writing ability, which got Bad score in IELTS :).

Perhaps, most of my postings is something that i don’t understand yet. And i choose to say “i dunno” if somebody ask me about that. Hopefully anyone can help me to know it better. That is why i set my title of this post with “wakarimasen”, that I don’t know in literally meaning. A scholar has said that I don’t know is a half answer of all question. He told that when he studied at the oldest university in the world, Al Azhar, he used to ask about particular subject to his lecturer. His professor answered with I don’t know even he is an expert on that subject. The answer is because there is another senior lecturer who is the master of that particular question. The lecturer did that for the sake of courtesy.

So, let’s be a wise guy n discuss all the things that we don’t understand exactly. Because if you ask me, you’ll get “I don’t know, let’s find out and talk about it.”