2014, The Most Unbelievably Stunning Year… Bloggingwise

WordPress recently sent me a blogging performance summary in 2014. It reads: “To kick off the new year, we’d like to share with you data on your blog’s activity in 2014. Start scrolling! Crunchy numbers The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 430,000times in 2014. If it were an exhibit…

Books Lee Kuan Yew Loves to Read

Your favorite books reflect who and what you are. As for Lee Kuan Yew – the architect of Singapore – the list of books he loves to enjoy comprises biographies of interesting people. “I am not attracted to novels — make-believe, or recreations of what people think life should be,”stated the 91-year-old statesman‎. He is…

The 2nd Aftermath

Getting out of the lift, heading home after work. (Approaching) “I heard you wrote something about Lee Kuan Yew on your blog.” “Gosh, can’t believe it. Not again…” (Cracking a laugh) “Well you know.. My dad is somewhat curious…” “Ok.” “He wants me to look for the quotations of Mr. Lee saying PS is ..weird.”…

Prabowo Subianto di Mata Lee Kuan Yew (3-Habis)

Baca sebelumnya: Prabowo Subianto di Mata Lee Kuan Yew (2) Masih di halaman 316, Lee mengutip perkataan Prabowo bahwa Sofyan Wanandi berkata pada Prabowo dan sejumlah jenderal lainnya bahwa Suharto yang saat itu masih berkuasa harus turun tahta. Prabowo berusaha meyakinkan Lee bahwa Sofyan benar-benar mengatakan hal itu dan menurut Prabowo pernyataan tersebut bisa membahayakan…

Prabowo Subianto di Mata Lee Kuan Yew (2)

Baca sebelumnya: Prabowo Subianto di Mata Lee Kuan Yew (1) ‎Di halaman 316 memoarnya, Lee Kuan Yew menyinggung tentang kepribadian Prabowo di mata Suharto yang dianggap “cerdas dan ambisius tetapi impulsif dan gegabah.” Berikut kutipan dari halaman tersebut: “The most grievous error of all was his balancing act in appointing General Wiranto as chief of…

Prabowo Subianto di Mata Lee Kuan Yew (1)

Siapa tak kenal negarawan satu ini? Arsitek pembangunan Singapura tersebut tampak masih sehat untuk ukuran orang seusianya. Pikirannya masih tajam, jauh dari kesan pikun. Ucapannya lancar tak peduli usianya sudah 90 tahun. Saya bukan orang Singapura jadi saya hanya mengenalnya lewat buku dan cerita orang. Ir. Ciputra, pendiri perusahaan tempat saya bekerja, pernah dalam suatu…

Indonesia Needs No Politicians But More Statesmen

Crap! It’s like soap operas are not enough. Indonesia news these days and one year ahead has been and will be a disgusting pool of information on morally rotten politicians and may-God-burn-them-in-the-bowel-of-hell type of corrupt public officials and their not so surprisingly disgraceful deeds. I don’t CARE. Seriously, I do NOT. While a flock of…