Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Thanks to @yonan32 for the link.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
The thing about bikes though, is although they say you can never forget how to ride a bike, but if you have 10+ years between your last bike ride and the present, your balance is bound to be a bit off, not to mention while braking or changing gears - not to mention if it's a new bike that still needs a few adjustments.
But there's definitely only one way of starting again - just get on that saddle and make the first push on the pedal. The ride may not be smooth and straight at first, but it will get better.
So let the riding begin...
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Ever heard of Apple's GarageBand? It's basically a really simple music editor, complete with riffs and music modules, even for learning. Even professional musicians have used GarageBand to sample music ideas.
And seriously, try looking for a better name. Even the name makes me wanna barf.
Thanks to Cousin Didi for the link.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Daripada dianggap lumrah, apa nggak lebih baik kita bertanya 'kenapa'?
Thursday, January 1, 2009
But when an Indonesian political party leashes 200.000 of their masses to demonstrate in front of the US embassy, something is somehow wrong. First of all, it's more of a political statement from the so-called Muslim front, and yet again, these people are pulling their efforts and energies towards things that are happening abroad. Yes I agree that we should denounce the atrocities and violence, but don't we have enough problems at home? You want to make a political statement, try using all that money that is obviously needed for mobilizing a large crowd, to giving food to the poor, improving the quality of life, free education classes.... I could go on.
This is one of many incidents that the US embassy was sieged by demonstrators for something or other; the most notable (and insignificant) being FPI protesting because of a certain mural in the CIA buidling has some sort of imagery that is claimed to be the writing 'Allah' in Arabic. Or something. I have never seen the pictures.
So these demonstrations happen, a strong political message is sent (or not), and neither the Palestinians or the Indonesians are any better from it.
Then we hear FPI wanting to send people to Palestina to help the struggle - OH FOR GOD'S SAKE! There are soooo many people in JAKARTA who need help, let alone other areas in Indonesia. You want to do a political good will act? Try helping the river cleanup, or helping those people whose homes are flooded. I'm pretty sure you'd get good points with God as well.
Stop thinking of collecting your blessings, and start thinking of ways on how to do good deeds. I'm pretty sure helping an old lady cross the street - whatever her religion - counts for more than maintaining a beard.