Monthly Archives: September 2012

A Solid Financial Action Plan for Stronger Middle Class

I always love books. I love fiction works for the emotional purgation, moral and life lessons. Non-fiction ones, on the other hand, generally offer  a step-by-step guidance to deal with everyday problems. Ligwina Hananto, to be honest, gave me this book … Continue reading

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A Whole-hearted Listening and Unexpected Rewards

I am so grateful for still having two grandmothers in my hometown. My father’s mother has been widowed since decades ago, since my father was 7th grader ( he is now retired from being a government civil servant, as recent … Continue reading

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How Integrity May Mean The Entire World to Yogis and Writers

Like most young people, I have been listening to an elderly tycoon who keeps repeating the significance of integrity in every step taken in this life. Truthfully, I got sick of that. Who doesn’t? It sounds like a broken old … Continue reading

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Menyoal Tarif Penerjemah

Apa yang Anda akan baca adalah satu untai percakapan antarpenerjemah di grup Facebook Himpunan Penerjemah Indonesia. Ahnan Alex Sayang sekali hasil survei ini akhirnya dijual dengan harga yang fantastis oleh lembaga ini dan hanya sebagian yang dibeberkan. Saya sekali saja mengikuti … Continue reading

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The Uncoolest Contemporary Indonesia Expression of 2012

It is official. Never please. Too much for now.

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Virtual Classes Anyone can Enter for FREE, Literally

Khan Academy http://www.khanacademy.org/ Academic Earth – Online courses from the world’s top scholars http://academicearth.org/ TED – Technology, Entertainment, & Design http://www.ted.com/ MIT Open CourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/ Stanford Engineering Everywhere http://see.stanford.edu/see/courses.aspx Open Yale Courses http://oyc.yale.edu/ About U. – Collection of free online … Continue reading

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Mengenali Diri dengan Olah Badan dan Jiwa

Jika ada yang tak saya sukai di masa kanak-kanak tetapi begitu saya sukai sekarang dan saya lakukan tanpa paksaan sama sekali dari orang lain dan bahkan diri sendiri   mungkin  yang paling utama adalah berolahraga fisik. Saya sangat amat tidak … Continue reading

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Perlunya Menahan Diri Mengatakan “Cari di Google Aja!”

Salah satu tanda sejauh mana sebuah produk teknologi merasuk dalam kehidupan manusia ialah mengamati penggunaan terminologi produk yang bersangkutan dalam percakapan sehari-hari. Kita bisa ambil contoh “Google” dan “email”. Keduanya tak akan bisa dijumpai di kamus-kamus bahasa terbitan dekade 1980-an … Continue reading

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9 Business and Life Lessons from 2 People I Least Expected

As someone who writes so much, I know how it feels when boredom strikes.  Zero inspiration does suck. Writers’ block are haunting when you just need to write and publish something for all the world to read. But leaving your … Continue reading

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Gaya Hidup Vegan Ditinjau dari Perspektif Kesehatan, Islam dan Etika

Mikael Harun, seorang aktivis gaya hidup vegan alias pantang produk hewani, menyempatkan berbagi pandangannya mengenai gaya hidup vegan bersama dr. Arie yang membahas prinsip pemeliharaan kesehatan. Dalam kesempatan tersebut, saya kutip beberapa pemikirannya yang menarik mengenai gaya hidup vegan ditinjau … Continue reading

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Direct,Hard Endorsement: One Easy Way to Lose on Social Media Battle

I still remember perfectly how an influential account with a cheesy handle on Twitter blatantly ‘promoted’ and ‘endorsed’ our incumbent Jakarta gubernatorial election candidate. This pseudonym account is very well known for its straight forward criticism. Just like @poconggg in … Continue reading

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Snapshots of #Jakarta (Taken from My Instagram Collection)

Despite the shameless rampant  racist black campaign, the incumbent lost to the new younger challenger Mr. Joko Widodo and Basuki Purnama a.k.a. Ahok, as indicated by some quick count results: 1. Quick Count LSI-TV One: Jokowi-Ahok 53,68%, Foke-Nara 46,32%. 2. Indo … Continue reading

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