A very happy new year to everybody

What a moment!!! three hours less to go before the upcoming new year 2009. I can feel the high time atmosphere in my town time, and so the rest of the world I suppose. In Indonesia, our time is divided into three time zone, each has one hour difference. Indonesia’s eastern part ( Papua, Maluku and I dont know, Kupang maybe?) will celebrate the new year first, followed by Indonesia’ middle part (Bali and part of Kalimantan/Borneo island). And my town, since it’s on the western part along with capital Jakarta , Sumatera island and Riau islands) are the last part who celebrate the changing of the year.
You know, the special thing about this year is that we are celebrating two new years in a quite the same time. For the Muslim, the new year 1430 H (short of Hijriyah) fell on 29 December 2008. So there’s about two (or three?) days difference with the regular 1 Jan 2009. Off course, I believe all people in the globe have made up their resolution for the forthcoming year: to be more successful, to get higher position in their career, to get their better half, to enjoy more prosperous state than before, and so on so forth.
To me, though it’s important to have wishes on those targets (otherwise, your life is so plain right), I see that I have two special target packages for this round: (a) To be a better dad and husband for my family and (b) To goal my ambition to study my PhD. Other things being equal (hey, you can’t control everything anyway), these two goals seem doable and rewarding. Let’s say that it’s a downpayment for a longer investment in the future.
Well, to all of you in the world, I wish u all success, prosperous, and peace for 2009. To my leader of Indonesia, I wish u all healthiness and more durability to fight against corruption.


something left on Nov 25th,2006

It’s supposed to be posted 2 years ago…
Where was I that time? oh yeah,at my flat.
It’s 12:30 mm…..the moment in the so so hot of the upcoming summer where everybody choose to spend their time with a sound asleep due to the short night time. I’m the only one who is still awake. So many things left undone and my leaving is getting closer. My flight is two weeks away from now, yet only few boxes have been packed for the shipping. Packing stuff is so irritating. By all means you have to list down all items you want to bring without knowing that it’s gonna be useful for your home back there.

I thought it’s gonna be a quick preparation. But with all items I have been collecting so far in Melbourne, it’s less likely to finish it in a week time. I still even have souvenir that have just bought by my family couple days ago unpacked. Gonna be a rush and messy time now. Well, will catch up next time with another story ukie!!

Cuil..the next google rival?

Have a go with this new google like search engine named cuil. It has a very google atmosphere, only dominated with black. If I’m not mistaken, the way cuil works differs from google in that, at least for my own interest, it keeps my search history private. You, computer heroes probably have a comment on this? if this is true, how they’re supposed to get the money to run their business?



Also quite interesting some comments I quoted from bnet.com saying that it’s just gonna faded and a would never take over google dominant position as incumbent. I don’t know. So far, I did a very small experiment. I typed a word I usually type on google on google and cuil. Normally, google always returns answer as I expect, so I use it as my benchmark. Quite surprising, cuild doesn’t do as what google has done.

Perhaps one day the would eventually refine their performance. For the mean time, I stick with google, albeit its ads and my scanned search history.

Proud to be an Accountant

Thanks to Salomo for the great share..hope you don’t mind if I reshare it again.

HR and Accountant

3 Real Life Stories…
The First …
Eleven people were dangling below a helicopter on a rope. There were ten HR people and one Accountant.
Since the rope was not strong enough to hold all the eleven, they decided that one of them had to let go to save all the others.
They could not decide who should be the volunteer. Finally the Accountant said he would let go of the rope since Accountants are used to do everything for the company. They forsake their family, don’t claim all of their expenses and do a lot of overtime without getting anything in return.
When he finished his moving speech all the HR people began to clap… so they fell!!!
Never underestimate the powers of the Accountants.

The Second …
A group of Accountants and a group of HR people take a train to a conference. Each HR person holds a ticket. But the entire group of Accountants has bought only one ticket for a single passenger. The HR people are just shaking their heads and are secretly pleased that the arrogant Accountants will finally get what they deserve.
Suddenly one of the Accountants calls out: “The conductor is coming!”. At once, all the Accountants jump up and squeeze into one of the toilets. The conductor checks the tickets of the HR people. When he notices that the toilet is occupied he knocks on the door and says: “Ticket, please!” One of the Accountants slides the single ticket under the doors and the conductor continues merrily on his round.
For the return trip the HR people decide to use the same trick. They buy only one ticket for the entire group but they are baffled as they realize that the Accountants didn’t buy any tickets at all. After a while one of the Accountants announces again: “The conductor is coming!” Immediately all the HR people race to a toilet and lock themselves in.
All the Accountants leisurely walk to the other toilet. Before the last Accountant enters the toilet, he knocks on the toilet occupied by the HR people and says: “Ticket, please!”, takes the ticket and show it to the conductor!!!!
And the moral of the story? HR people like to use the methods of the Accountants, but they don’t really understand them.

The Third …
Once upon a time three HR people were walking through the woods and suddenly they were standing in front of a huge, wild river. But they desperately had to get to the other side. But how, with such a raging torrent? The first HR guy knelt down and prayed to the Lord: “Lord, please give me the strength to cross this river! ”

The Lord gave him long arms and strong legs. Now he could swim across the river. It took him about two hours and he almost drowned several times.

BUT… he was successful!
The second HR guy, who observed this, prayed to the Lord and said: “Lord, please give me the strength AND the necessary tools to cross this river!”

The Lord gave him a tub and he managed to cross the river despite the fact that the tub almost capsized a couple of times.

BUT… he was successful!
The third HR man who observed all this kneeled down and prayed: “Lord, please give me the strength, the means and the intelligence to cross this river!”

The Lord converted the HR man into an Accountant. He took a quick glance on the map, walked a few meters upstream and crossed the bridge.
Moral? You have to be an Accountant to think intelligent, Otherwise…
Send this to your Accountant friends so that they have something to smile about;
and to the HR people if you think they can stomach the truth!

What’s on Adinda Bakrie

Just had a look on an article posted in jakartasocial.wordpress.com about Adinda Bakrie, yeah you know who? Unlike any other socialites whose last names are rather unfamiliar to the ears of thousands of people in our nation, Miss Adinda has a last name that even millions of Indonesians are familiar with. Voted as the second most charismatic last name (refer to poll results) – slightly below Soeharto, Bakrie to Indonesians is like de Rothschild to Europeans (combination of quoted wording from the site).

The blog is meant to be a medium for those who are interested in high society living in Jakarta.Such a pity, however,the administrator don’t strive to manage comment there. Apart from critiques over the wedding as an unsympathic helding due to Lapindo disaster,the blog somehow turns into a hater, sarcastic blog with a full of bashing remark posted from many people. I can tell that part of them are the proponent, if not a fans of adinda, and the remainders are the against side of Adinda’s family.

What I feel pity about is that the blog eventually didn’t represent its points which is to be a jakarta community place to see all of the happening around Jakarta. Well, I just hope in the future the adminstrator can filter what’s appropriate and not appropriate as posting.

Anyway, it’s such an awfull day for me coz not even one page I can make today. Three days to go to finish your proposal mate!

Immediately pops up

Laying on the Bed next to mine at hotel, my friend had been deeply in his dream I suppose. And me? can’t go to bed somehow. Perhaps it’s the uncomfortable feeling that stops me to go bed earlier. Uncomfortable feeling to speak and train in front of many senior managers throughout Jakarta tomorrow. Then coming out of nowhere, this kinda cool wording knocks my head to eventually write down to my blog. Watch it!
Making a NEW AVENUE for REVENUE. Kinda cool and rhymed wording isn’t it?
Well that’s it for tonight. Perhaps forcing my self to sit nearer to the bed would make me easier to sleep comfortably.

Imagine your kid said this…

Home 10.14pm.Exactly last night, while I was checking final exam for my students, I heard this touching words coming from a movie casted by Eddy Murphy (correct spelling?). No need an hour to think, I realize how precious time for my children when I’m around them.
In one of its part, a son said to Eddy (I’m not sure what his role was, but I suppose he’s playing a father there) after he decided to move to a job that will take him away from his son for a quite long time, “…I would sale all of my toys…..so you (father) don’t have to get money and we could be together.”.
It was one of a touchy word I’ve ever heard. Even though, I’ve heard it somewhere before, but somehow I feel that it shoots right through my heart.
I recall my time that I have for my two angels. It is so little I spare for them, predominately used for my own career and my own time. Children might change everything you dream this moment, but children will turn to something you would dream of when they were grown up, with your passion, care, and love.
Thank you exam and eddy…