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Monday, August 31, 2009

Make Your Voice Heard! Blog Competition

Online all the time: Youth & New Media. The impact of social networking and the online world on Indonesian culture

Actually, this is a very nice topic. It is generally known under the name of youth daily life. We are young people and we love to discover things around the world. We thirst for knowledge, we thirst for truth. Thus, thanks to the inventor of the Internet, we are now able to complete these.

Then, Internet has developed in many ways. Young people create much inventions, technology seems attract them much. They sit for more than 3 hours to browse information, chatting with an old friend, sending e-mails, downloading, blogging, see several updates on their networks, and so on. They are likely inseparable; and I personally agree that technology has taken us so much. Who could resist those easier ways? You surely do, right? Well, and this is the matter.

Internet gives us this incredible thing, called social networking. Where we can meet others and then build a network. Where we can put our photos and let them know about our part life. Where we can write down our thoughts, our deepest feelings, and give some critics to others. Where all seems have to be updated.

And most of Indonesian people do those things above.

We are getting nearly influenced and please beware of stumbling to these addictions. If you are kind of unsure, let me give you a question. How many times do you spend for Facebook-ing? Do you always keep your Internet mobile on your hand? Do you feel lost when you are unable to access your social networking account? If they are all yes, then you’ve become addicted. Is it really more interesting than reading your books and newspapers? Is it really more interesting than visiting your old relatives? Is it really more interesting than helping your maid or your mother to cook?

Maybe we've been ignoring them. Maybe we've lost the time to gain our intelligences. Where have you been, smart people? Don't just sticking around, this country really need you. Oh what a modern life, technology has taken us away.

Okay, what we need to decrease these own bad habits is all about the choice. You have to start from yourself. Pull out your willingness to give updates every minutes and start to grab your local book or newspaper. Read our country problems and give your own arguments, inside your mind or just discuss it to your friends. Put more attentions to others and show them that you really care.

It’s not so hard to do, it’s urgently need. We all know that our beloved country can not stand alone under the government. We’re young people with our juicy ideas. Let’s help the government by trying to think that we’re the future soldier of Indonesia. Its future condition will most depends on us!

C’mon be brave to stay united.
Decrease racism and be critical.

Because we are Indonesian people.
We are ONE.



Monday, August 24, 2009

Don't wear your jaded smile

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Self-portrait,

media : coloring marker on paper.

I'm too sick of hear you dying.
I can't say anything, it's better to shut my mouth off.

Divanya Vinanda as The Cat

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As we were waiting for "buka puasa", me and my complete family went to see my youngest sister, Divanya Vinanda, performing her act on "The Little Mermaid in Ballet" by Marlupi Dance Academy. This occasion took place at Empire Palace (the great building and architectural structures I've ever seen in Surabaya), which located near Tunjungan Plaza Surabaya.

The show was really great. The costumes, the stage act, the performers, were all attractive.
Unfortunately, we couldn't bring any cameras here. So I can't share you how amazing the show was.


Well, happy go fasting, everyone!
Sorry for the late greeting, hihi it's already our third day and I just can't wait 'til Ied Fitri comes! :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Suramadu Bridge

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"The Suramadu Bridge (Indonesian: Jembatan Suramadu), also known as the Surabaya–Madura Bridge, is a bridge with three cable-stayed sections constructed between Surabaya on the island of Java and the town of Bangkalan on the island of Madura in Indonesia. Opened on June 10, 2009, the 5.4-km bridge is the longest in Indonesia and the first bridge to cross the Madura Strait." (Wikipedia)

further info about The Suramadu Bridge : here

Monday, August 3, 2009

My father said ...

“You know that life gets harder, people get smarter. They compete to approach the goal and also to reach their dream. Some will be fair, some will not. And you’re now in these surroundings. Be careful; make sure that people around you won’t take any advantages of you. You should know which thing that most suits you.”