Dec 31, 2011


Tahun 2011 akan segera berakhir
Tahun 2012 akan segera datang
Hanya dalam hitungan menit saja

Lihat ke belakang sejenak seraya bersyukur
Tinggalkan semua yang terjadi di tahun 2011,
Jadikan semuanya pengalaman hidup kita

Mari mengawali 2012
tujuan baru,
semangat baru
segalanya baru

Pandang ke depan,
Percayakan hidupmu pada Tuhan,
Belajar dari kesalahan
Berusaha untuk selalu melakukan yang benar

Mari menutup tahun ini dengan baik
Buka lembaran yang baru

Selamat tahun baru 2012

Dec 29, 2011

Counting the Days

 "so teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom"
                                                       Psalm 90:12

Time goes by. Days, weeks, months walk swiftly.
Some young people spend their time with no value. They just pass day by day without any important things. This kind of people seems “sleeping” in their life. When they finally awake, everything has gone. Regretful is spilling over the elderly age.

However if we follow the verse stated in this article, we certainly have a wisdom to fill our life wisely.
Be very careful in living this life and fill it with the useful things, because we can’t buy back the previous time which is left behind, although we want to redeem it.
Unless we have a time-machine, that can bring us back to the past time.

Now we have only few more days before leaving the year 2011.          
Many things had happened during this year. Good news and bad news take a shift
Accident, earthquake, disaster, birth, wedding, death, happened alternately in our world.
Even in these last days of 2011, we still hear about riot in some areas.
What a very cruel world. It seems that no more value in human life.

The remaining days are supposed to be used as maximized as we can.
Leaving the year 2011, we wish to close it smoothly without any hindrances.

Let’s count our last days in 2011 with a grateful mind.
Remember the good things happened to our life; remove the bad and negative ones. Build the positive mind for the incoming year.

Dec 20, 2011

Writing is easy

Is it true? For certain people, this opinion is not quite true.
They think that the process of writing is very complicated.
Right now, I agree with the people who say that writing is not that easy. It seems that my idea is blocked. Nothing can be explored to create an interesting writing, although I have read many suggestions and tips about how to write in an appropriate way.
The ideas are not flowing yet.

Writing is a process.
First of all, we must have a specific idea or topic. Then, we must describe or explain that topic to inform the reader, or even to convince them about the idea of the writer.
The important thing about the writing is the simplicity of the description. How it can reach the reader’s mind.
Sometimes when an idea leaps out of our mind, it must be directly explored into writing. Otherwise it will fade away soon.

I have tips from my lecturer: once we start our exploration, usually the valve will open and pour out the ideas. At this time, don’t ever bother about the grammar or the choice of vocabulary. We can still revise or correct it later. Just write all the ideas until you can’t go any longer.

Writing is the ability to edit.

After all is finished, we must edit this draft.
Here we can choose better words that suit to the writing. We can open dictionary or thesaurus. A word sometimes has more powerful implication than the other, although both have the same meaning. The skill of the writer in choosing the word can determine whether the writing can be created interestedly, or not. It depends on the writer’s imagination and ability. Sometimes, the same topic is written very dull in the description.

Writing is easy.
Do you agree with this opinion?
I still have the same statement as before. It is not as easy as some people say, but it is also not as complicated as your imagination.

One statement from me: writing is exciting.