Friday, December 31, 2010

Pray for A Wisdom...!

I am someone that you can say little bit stubborn. If I already has an interest to do something or getting curious about something I can put all my efforts and focus on that thing. Often when I read or doing something with too much focus I don't hear people calling me, it just like I'm on my own world. Maybe because of that character of mine I totally agree with this motto : "Pray to God for a wisdom to change what can be changed and to accept what can't be changed."

I has some friends whom in my opinion they are not really wise in making a big decision in their life, such as relationship partner, choosing job or major in college. The reason why I think it's not wise maybe because I know for real they can do better than that, they deserve someone better for them or maybe that choice is not the best for them. As time goes by I will always try to tell my friend to re-think about their choices until one day that choice is made and there is no way back. And when that has happened I will feel really nervous, worried for the choices they made may hurt them and make them disappointed.

I have watched many of my close beloved peoples making the wrong decision, tried to tell them but they keep going and in the end their choices bring something bad for them. I know not all of us can accept an advice or critic, I know by telling them my different opinion there is a chance they hate me or feeling away from me. But more of that, I can't stand watching people that I love getting hurt. I don't like that feeling, feeling worried for my friends and don't trust them for their selves.

Until one day I come to this thinking : maybe one day in the future they may feel sorry for this decision but for now I just want to support them, be their strength to walk down the road they have chosen. Even though their decision may still be a wrong one, I'd really like to help them struggle, put some efforts changing any possible bad result from that wrong decision into minimum damage, or even better make it resulting something good and fine.

Well these last few years really has become my class to learn living my life as the motto said. Pray to God for a wisdom to change what can be changed and to accept what can't be changed.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I am Proud of Garuda....!

It's been "hot" in Jakarta for the last few days, people keep talking about the AFF football championship. I know less about the game, all I know my national team is going to final facing his "brother but enemy" Malaysia.

For quite a long time these two nations have had many things crashed, started from silly things to serious matters. I think Indonesia's leaders have been very wise, calm and humble facing so many crash happened before even though many Indonesian people has been asking the leaders to take discipline action about Malaysia. More and more Indonesian people hate Malaysia as day by day more crashes happens. Not hating in specific racism way but hating the arrogant attitude acts of Malaysia as a nation. A lot of us feel that Malaysia has tried to claim a lot of our cultures as their cultures, even though actually it's normal for these two nations shares a lot of common since they live nearly and share a lot of genetic race together but what make many Indonesian people angry is not that point, I think it's more about the arrogant attitude that has been shown.

I'm not an expert in political view but I know one thing for sure : people will always see the act, they won't really look for what's the reason behind because for so many reasons they can't. I know every nation has to protect their needs but getting what you need while hurting others is not a good attitude right? I mean maybe Malaysia has their own reasons for all the crashes that has happened but still is it so hard to show Indonesian people that you can be a nation's friend of Indonesia? Having a kind heart is not enough to make people see your kind heart, you need to act and show them in gestures or comments to make people know you have a kind heart right?

Okay, enough of the background story. So we all know among Indonesian and Malaysian there has been a hidden anger and hatred that roots for years. Too many hatred that result to this two words : "Indosial" and "Malingsia". For you who never learn Indonesia or Malaysia national language you may not understand what those words mean. So let me explain a little bit. In this word "Indo-sial", "sial" means bad luck while in "Maling-sia", "maling" means thief. Now you see how deep is the hatred between these two nations?

With all those years hatred can you imagine how emotional it is to watch those two national teams match in the final of AFF football championship. For the final there will be two matches, one in Malaysia and one in Indonesia. At December 26th, 2010 the first final match is held in Malaysia and the result is Indonesia lose to Malaysia 3-0. Being win or lose in a match is just normal but it's not just a normal lose for Indonesia if Indonesia once won 5-1 from Malaysia at the previous match (before the final phase) and there are "special distortion" in the first final match that held in Malaysia. The "special distortion" has happened before at the previous match between Malaysia and Vietnam. If you tweet I'm sure you must notice there was a trending topic in Twitter "MalaysiaCheatLaser". Most of Indonesian considered Malaysia cheating, Malaysia supporters was bringing laser thing and pointing the lasers to Indonesian team especially the keeper in order to disturb the team. It just so disturbing that at one point the referee has to pause the match before the penalty kick for there were lasers pointing at Indonesia's keeper face. Can you imagine how disturbing is that to have a laser pointed at your face while you try to see clearly where the ball going to be kicked?

If this is the first time happens I may considered it just my own people that can't accept the fact Malaysia teams play better than our team. But hey this is not the first time, it happened before and the Vietnam team has complained and they do nothing. No discipline action, no warning at all. Before the first final match in Malaysia, Indonesian team is aware of this issue and warned Malaysia that they might do a walkout if this thing also happens in the final match. And guess what? Malaysia do nothing, they just let it happens and ignore it. We all did mistake right but if we've been warned and told that it's a mistake and must not let it happens again but in the end we do nothing and act like nothing bad happens what do you think? You must think it must be done intentionally. That's what I think now.

Some sentences just often snaps in my mind when I see, hear or read one or two things that inspire me. Anyway Indonesia won 2-1 over Malaysia for the second final match but it's not enough to win the championship. This is the one in my mind that I tweeted about the second final match : "My national team win the match fair and I am proud of them, not like other nation who win the championship but in unfair way, with lasers help."

I know my nation is not perfect, so many corruption and selfishness in our government but at least we play fair. Thanks to our national team....! I know nothing of football but still seeing you all fighting till the end for us is an amazing thing.

Note : Don't get me wrong, I don't hate Malaysia national team. I appreciate them for they have done their best but I think they should realize this is not a fair win. I wonder if there was no laser help can they keep the trophy? Nevertheless this is just one of my sharing. What I think and what I feel, not always an absolute truth for everyone. So if there is any Malaysian read my post I'm sorry before, for you will not like my post and may feel insulted.

A Must Install for Computer User : WorkRave

Ever heard about CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) ? It's a name of acute sprain muscles for hands. Started by overworking your hands at the wrong position, first your hands will just feels tired and as time goes by the sprain getting worse your hand start having tingling hurt and if you just let this one day it will get worse to the point you won't even able to hold a paper with your hands. The only solution for the worst condition is having a surgery but the surgery won't guarantee that your hands will be healthy forever, the syndrome can get back if you don't take care of your hands.

Looking for good prevention? Try Workrave application. It's a free reminder application to warn you if you had worked too long without a break. So far I've been using this application for months in Windows 7 and it works. What this application do? Basically it just a reminder application, you can set the work hours interval to make you take a break. For example, you can set Workrave to remind you to take a break every one hour work using your computer. When you don't use your computer the countdown timer will pause so you don't have to worry about how long you've been really using the computer. You can decide how long the break you wanna take, just a micro break or you need a coffee break? Will you need to postpone your break? You can set it all. I found this application so simple but yet complete function to warn me to take a break. Here is the application's introduction written in the site.
Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit. Please refer to the feature comparison for a complete list of features, and how the program performs with respect to other programs on the market. The program runs on GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows.
So...what do you wait for? Download it, install it, setup it, and try it yourself the benefit.

Another Blogging Time?

It's been a very super long time since my last post, for some unknown reason I've been losing my appetite to post for a long long time and suddenly this morning reading my friends's blogs I feel a sudden urge to start blogging again. It's not gonna be just another sharing post but I think I'm gonna post more technical article about my job. I have worked full time as Infrastructure Team for almost two years and I think it's fun to share little bit some technical problem I've solved.

Note : And looks like my writing style gonna change little bit since this post but still I hope my post can give you something fun and enjoyable to read.