Wednesday, July 8, 2009 about election...

I’ve just watched tv and found him at third rank..
I am a bit sad actually L

Well, I’m not paid to write this note and it’s just a reflection on my mind..
When suddenly it said..
“Yes..i can choose the common choices if I WANT..
Who are kind, clean, polite and favourite,etc.…
The simplest way to choose…”

“But why I support the 3 number is coz……
I think Indonesia is already left behind..
We need an extraordinary president to move forward..
Brilliant ide..think out of box, brave and straight to the point is what I found when I watch his campaign..

Nope nope..
I don’t mean to hurt everyone by this note..
I believe that Indonesia is now getting better…
All of the candidate are goods and competent..
But among these all I want just to pick up the best (in my opinion)”

I don’t have any more idea…
Well…Go Indonesia!!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

“The Murder of Indonesian Human Right Activist”

The case of the murder of Indonesian human right activist, Munir, stirred up Indonesian and international public in 2004. Munir has been killed through a well planned strategy during his flight from Singapore to Amsterdam by using arsenic poison. Tragically after 5 years of investigation leaded by a special fact finding team, but still the actor behind the murder has not been revealed.

Until now, the strongest indication of the murder of Munir was because he wanted to report a human right case that was done by Indonesian intelligent official to corporate body in Holland. The intelligent official decided to kill him in order to prevent the presence of Munir in Holland that would make him easier in coordinating with the Holland investigator to reveal the human rights violation case in Indonesia.

During the investigation process, there were some odds of the law process. For instance is when Muchdi (ex intelligent official chef) was proven did several contact with Pollycarpus which become the suspect of the murder. However, he was stated not guilty and free form charges.

In my opinion, the murder case of Munir is a high and well prepared conspiracy. Involvement of Indonesian intelligent has made this case become harder to reveal. However, how hard the case it is, Indonesian government should continue to resolve the case considering the sensitivity of this case towards the justice practice in Indonesia.

the role of youth in buliding ASEAN community 2015

ASEAN was initially built by South East Asia country in order to make coordination in economy, culture, science, environment, politic and create peaceful among the countries. The coordination is realized through many programs and activities between the countries for the development of its communities.

The development process of ASEAN communities involves all segments of locality including youth. Even, often youth becomes the focus of the development of a country. Youth is a potential resource for a country as they still have a fresh spirit, power and idea that can bring the country forward. Each of the country facilitates and prepares their youth properly.

Youth as part of the ASEAN communities can significantly contribute for the development of ASEAN communities. Thus, among the programs and the meeting, ASEAN also provide its youth with many programs that allow the youth within the countries communicate and share knowledge each other.

At this moment there are several ASEAN youth programs that include cultural, economical and politics aspect such as ASEAN youth festival, leaders exchange, entrepreneurship workshop and youth creativity expo. Through these programs, hopefully youth can take on ownership and become lifelong contributors for his country as well as ASEAN.

There are many ways for a youth to participate in the communities building process. Same as ladder, it could be done through the simplest way until the complicated one. Each of the contribution will be beneficial for the development process.

The simplest way could be done through enhancing our talent, our interest that might be in political, cultural, economy or any other. Although the results cannot influence directly at this moment, however if it started from now, which means every youth focuses on enhancing their talents. As a result, in 2015 their talent will grows significantly and could contribute a meaning contribution to the country.

Other contribution could be done through a direct contribution for the communities. At this moment in the economical aspect, we can find there are many youth that has started entrepreneurship in Indonesia. They sell various thing in their early age started from the simples one such as clothes and food until the complicated one such as recycle factory. It’s very beneficial for the economy condition in Indonesia as they contribute to Indonesian GDP and also provide new employment for community. In a survey that was conducted by Business Week, five of Indonesian youth got awards as one of the best young entrepreneurship in Asia.

Other real example is from cultural aspect. In Indonesia, the youth designer successfully helps maintaining one of Indonesian heritage which is batik. Prior to this, less of Indonesian wore Batik. Because of the old design, Batik was perceived as an old fashion clothes. They use Batik occasionally on the formal events. However, recently after the launching of the new design of batik, we can see many people wear Batik everywhere and anywhere. It becomes such a trend for Indonesian community.

The most influential role of youth at this moment is proven through their contribution in creative industry, such as film, fashion, music and furniture. The main capital of creative industry is creativity that belongs to youth. Their sensitive sense of public demands added with the lack of capital has pushed them to be more creative than eldery people.

Youth also play important role on the development of science and technology. Most of the great inventions have been invented by youth. For instance is in robotic, telecommunication, automotive and computer software.

In the political aspect, youth can give their contribution through their consciousness of politic in their country. Youth participation can simply through their awareness of the political condition of their country. In Indonesia itself, the vote of youth in Indonesia at this moment reaches at 40 percent of the total voters. It has proven that they give a huge affect on the future of their country.

Related with global warming issue, youth also take part significantly. Most of NGO concerning to environment are managed by the youth, such as Green Peace, Clean Up the World and Walhi.
On the other hand, the role of youth as a pioneer of the community development also has proven through their involvement in the development of poor society. The donation and help from the teenager is usually pure as they don’t have any interest behind that. They go directly to the target such as homeless children and victims under the umbrella of their institutional organization.

Recently in Indonesia, there are many programs that are built by youth to develop the community. The program that they provide such as is free education for homeless children, library until education for disoriented children.

Besides, every region in Indonesia also has their youth organization. The organization is built locally for the teenager based on the region. Their activities such as cleaning their area, held musical events and also make a donation.

Remember the importance of youth participant in the development of ASEAN community, the establishment of youth should also be prepared well. Government and family have equal responsibility in establishing a coming generation to be better. Family has a direct role in the development of behavior, faith and their attitudes. On the other hand, government should open a wide opportunity for ever youth to learn by facilitating them and involve them in any programs.

Of course those support from family and government will mean nothing if the youth could not take the best chance of it. As young people we should prepare our self properly with knowledge, skill, leadership added with positive characteristics which are optimistic, creative and decisive.

As a conclusion, youth has play and will continue to play important role in ASEAN economy, cultural, science, politic, environmental and create peaceful among the member. With this important role, the future of ASEAN will be on the hand of the youth. Thus, youth has to prepare to take this responsibility by improving their knowledge, skill and leadership. If it can be realized, then in the 2015 ASEAN community will be more prosperous and peaceful.
* this essay was written by me as participation in a competition "Duta Muda Asean 2009". Hopefully i could take part on it...amin :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

my favourite quote...

“Yesterday Is a History, Tomorrow Is a Mystery, Today Is a Gift, That’s Why We Call It Present”

Everybody realize that times always run out. We cannot turn back, pause and forward the times. However, although they know the concept of time it doesn’t mean that they could take the meaning of the concept. There are still many people that just waste their time or use it ineffectively.

The point of this quote is about cherishing every moment in our lives. Most people often do not live in present. They tend to regret their past or even too much worry about the future. They have forgotten to enjoy the real moment which is present.

The conclusion of this quote is to realize people for enjoying every time of their lives. We should do our best every time and for everyone as we don’t know when we will die. To be live and have a chance to live is like the greatest gift that we get from God.

Monday, May 4, 2009

“The Development Process of My Self Concept”

No one could deny how important the self concept is in our daily life. In order to communicate properly with social, people need to have a positive self concept. Self concept includes the language and gesture that we use daily in our lives. People with a positive self concept will find it easier to interact with others than the negative one.

If I was asked who has influenced me the most in developing self concept, I will directly answer that it’s my family. Since I was a kid, my parents have distributed a lot of advice to communicate and react in certain situation. They always encourage me to present a figure of a calm and nice person. The language and gesture that I reflect now is the result of the self concept that they have been advising me since I was a kid.

As I grow up in eastern culture, politeness is so important. I have to obey the principal things that are regulated in the eastern culture. I have to behave friendly and polite as a Javanese people. That reflects also to the language and gesture that I present when I am communicating with others.

However, as what has been described in Mead’s theory that individual and self arise out of social interaction, I found it also during the self concept development process. Interaction with relatives, friends and social influence me in developing the self concept. Here the role of my family is quite important, they help me in sorting which is the right thing to be followed or not.
Besides I also learn the self concept from media such as book, television, radio and internet. Experts teach us how to use our language and gesture in order to get a proper reaction. They give us also the direction to play our roles properly.

In my real life I have many roles such as a daughter, sister and student. I always try to play my role the best as I can. I have to adjust and control my language and gesture in order to play the role properly. In my family, as a daughter and sister I have to do several tasks. I have to obey my parent’s rules to be at home before ten o’clock. On the other when I play the role as a student, I have to adjust the gesture and language that compatible with the role.

In conclusion I do realize the importance of self concept in interacting with many people. Awareness of the language and gesture that we use to communicate with various people is also critical. We have to adjust and to manage it well to be successfully interacted with other people. There will be no end for me to study about the gesture and language in communicating.

one..two..three...let's start blogging!!!!

actually the purpose of this blog is to acommodate my essay assignment that i've made in my college...
this includes some of my perspevtive based on various thema...
it's not all true...
it's not all right..
just an opinion that was made by me in different situations (on fire, serious, focus or maybe sleepy :P)
may you all enjoy ^^