29 November 2008

He loves this game!

How Kimi loves ice hockey so much. :)

26 November 2008

Top 8 F-1 Sexiest Drivers (2008)

If I ask you to choose eight drivers in F-1 as your
Top 8 F-1 Sexiest Drivers in 2008 Season
who will they be? ( ^_^)?
Do you agree with this video?!?
or this one?
Well, I DON'T! ;)
Anyway... my version will probably be this way:
  1. Kimi
  2. Vettel
  3. Nelson
  4. Jenson
  5. Bourdais
  6. Webber
  7. Rosberg
  8. Timo Bullock ;p

03 November 2008

A Beautiful Mess...

WHAT A RACE!!! It's been a wonderful season I've ever experienced!!! hampir di semua GP (tahun ini) gue nafas nafas n super deg2an, ga bs lega klo cheuqered flag belum dikibarkan. BUT the best are Spa and Sao Paulo! dari awal nonton GP, udah siapin diri (rohani n jasmani) menyambut siapapun yg akan jadi WDC 2008. (walau) Udah punya strong feeling Hamilton yg akan jd WDC, tapi tetep berharap Massa yg menang biar Ferrari dpt '1 paket'. lap terakhir, sempet sms slh 1 tifosi bilang 'Vettel.. Glock... please help Massa!'... tapi.. yah apa mau dikata, it's a race.. you'll never know what might happen till the last lap... Glock lost the pace and Hamilton overtook him. 1 point is MORE than enough of crowning him a new WDC. Congratulations LEWIS HAMILTON... Great job FELIPE MASSA.... Forza FERRARI!!! Go... KIMI RAIKKONEN for helping the team so well and sincerely! ^^ Nahan nangis sampe akhir race, tapi ga kuat pas denger komentator bilang... '(walopun lewis yg WDC) BUT the number 1 is always the best...' Langsung ga kuat n ga kerasa air mata menetes. I whispered to myself... how I love Ferrari and all the elements inside it (n thanks God kimi is a part of it as well).
FERRARI, KIMI, AND FELIPE ARE NUMBER 1... WE'RE THE BESTEST AMONG THE BEST! HOW I LOVE F1!!!
how i thanked my uncle and grandpa for introducing me to this sport called racing back then in early 91/92. :) cheers, Rookieonen a.k.a Liberti.... Go... KIMI!!! (i'm ready to welcome your title next year and the year after that as well, LOL) p.s. nyontek ucapan teh Iya... "Asyiknya jadi tifosi, We Win Together, We Lose together". Yuk marrri! ^^

22 October 2008

What Kimi said...

Lupa kapan tepatnya gue berencana mau posting tentang ini, tapi yg jelas udah luaaamma... banget, hehe... Yakni tentang jawaban Kimi di sebuah wawancara dgn F1 Racing (Edisi Oktober). Here are two that I like most.
Why don't you show more emotion after winning a race? It's not my style. yeah, winning feels good, but I'm not the type of guy to jump up and down and rub it in everyone's face.
How important is it for you to drive for a team that respects your personality and lifestyle? For sure, it's important. It's one of the big reasons I came to Ferrari. No one was demanding that I change. I live the way I live, I am as I am and the team is happy with it.
That's Kimi... and I admire him for the way he is :) Go KIMI!!! You'll get the title back next year and in 2010!!!
*optimist mode is loading...

18 October 2008

HAPPY BELATED B'DAY KIMI RAIKKONEN!!!

HAPPY BELATED B'DAY KIMI RAIKKONEN!!! MINA RAKASTAN! :) Tanggal 17 kemarin, Kimi Ultah yg ke 29... (masih muda kok ^^, sayang ga available lagi, haha...) Seperti biasa, 'ritual' mengucapkan selamat ultah buat si 'Iceman' ini selalu gue lakukan sejak tahun 2002. Dulu pas dia di sauber (2001), ada sih ajang buat ngucapin, tapi ga serame sekarang seperti yg di KR forum :). Tadinya gue pikir ga bs browsing karena gue lagi ga bs akses internet, makanya dr pagi udah telp Rara, sms Yona, dll.. ceritanya mau nitip ucapan ultah via mereka. Eh tapi pas siang, gue ada waktu 'luang' (tentunya setelah membereskan nilai anak2). Gue cb masuk KR forum (biasanya ga bs krn koneksi internet yg lelet di kantor gue), tapi kok kali ini tumben bisa. Yo weis... daku segera posting ucapan di forum. Malemnya, gue sempet sms-an sm Yona. Chat ngalor ngidul, hehe... ga kerasa udah mau jam 1 an (kayaknya). Ternyata tu anak insomaniac juga, haha... (ditujukan buat org2 tertentu) STOP F@CKING DISTURBING ME GUYS!!!

01 October 2008

A black day, There's little else to say.

Too tired to write something for my blog now. So here I am, copying and pasting some news from the webs related to F1 in Singapore.
Monday, 29 September 2008 Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro leaves Singapore empty handed. After the early part of the race when Felipe Massa maintained his pole position set yesterday and Kimi Raikkonen was closing on the driver ahead of him in the fight for second place, the arrival of the Safety Car on lap 15 called for a double pit stop for both Ferrari men on lap 17. F. Massa: 13th 1:57.51.474 + 36.170 61 laps chassis 269 K. Raikkonen: 15th 1:50.11.975 DNF 57 laps chassis 271 Weather: air temperature 29/32 °C, track temperature 29/31° C, overcast.


As Felipe was being refueled, the green light came on before refueling had been completed. The driver drove off dragging the fuel line behind him and had to stop at the end of pit lane, thus dropping to the back of the pack. His race was further compromised by a penalty linked to this incident and a puncture that saw him make his second stop ahead of schedule. He crossed the finish line thirteenth. Kimi, obviously penalized by the double stop, rejoined in around fifteenth place and began a climb up the order that should have resulted in fifth place. On lap 58 however, the Finn lost control of the car at the chicane and ended up in the barriers. After this poor showing, Felipe is now seven points down on the leader of the Drivers' championship and the team drops to second place one point behind the leader of the Constructors' classification.
Stefano Domenicali: "A black day, there's little else to say. We had the potential to finish first and second but we didn't even pick up a point. We are very disappointed but that doesn't mean we are downtrodden. We have always shown our ability to react, especially at the most difficult times and we will do it again this time. The situation in the two championships has become more complicated but there are still three races to go and a lot of points up for grabs. We know what we have to do to reach our objectives. The first part of the race showed that today our car was the quickest on track. The Safety Car came out at the worst possible moment, but we are not looking for excuses because this uncertain factor must always be taken into account. Then the team made a mistake at the pit stop during the Safety Car period, which cost Massa the race. I am very sorry for Felipe because he was driving a very strong race following on from a great pole yesterday. I want to point out that it was Felipe himself who went to console the mechanic who made the mistake, which shows the team spirit that we have between us: we win together and we lose together. Kimi managed to get into the points but then he ended up in the barriers at one of the many tricky points around this track. A shame, as it would have meant precious points for the Constructors' classification. We must look ahead and prepare ourselves as well as possible for the remaining three races."
Felipe Massa: "It's hard to deal with losing in this fashion a race that was within our grasp, with a car that was just the way I wanted it. We had a good strategy and all the signs were there that we could get a one-two finish. But things can change in a moment and that's what happened today. At the pit stop, one of the guys made a mistake. But we are only human. Each one of us always tries to do our best and these things can happen. With the Safety Car still on track, I didn't lose a lap, but then I got a drive-through and later I also picked up a puncture in the left rear. On this track it is almost impossible to overtake and ending up at the back meant I had not chance of getting into the points. Seven points to make up in three races? That can be a lot or it can be a little. We have the potential to do well, as we saw today and we will give it our best shot. We mustn't give up and I'm sure we won't."
Kimi Raikkonen: "I was trying to attack Glock in case he might make a mistake, but I went slightly wide at the chicane, jumping over the kerb and when the car landed, I lost control and ended up in the barriers. My situation in the championship was already rather compromised, so this doesn't really make that much difference but I am unhappy because the team has lost precious points in the Constructors' classification. In the opening laps, the car was a bit difficult but then it improved a lot, to such an extent that I was able to close right up to Hamilton. When the Safety Car came out, I know my race was compromised given that I had to pit behind Felipe. I was able to get back up to fifth but then the incident I described earlier happened. Clearly, morale is not high today. But I am not used to giving up and will do my very best to try and help the team reach its targets."
Luca Baldisserri: "It's hard to put into words today's disappointment. We had everything in place to get the best possible result and unfortunately we ended up with nothing. Felipe was controlling the early stages of the race, while Kimi, after a few difficulties at the beginning, was running at a great pace. The Safety Car threw our plans into the air. First and foremost, we had to go for a double pit stop - the best choice in this situation - but it penalized Kimi. Then we made a mistake in letting Felipe go and that ruined his race. We could have made a significant step forward in both championships but we ended up going backwards. Now we must roll up our sleeves and prepare as well as possible for the coming races. There is still plenty of time to recover but there is no more room for error."

A black day, There's little else to say.

Too tired to write something for my blog now. So here I am, copying and pasting some news from the webs related to F1 in Singapore.
Monday, 29 September 2008 Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro leaves Singapore empty handed. After the early part of the race when Felipe Massa maintained his pole position set yesterday and Kimi Raikkonen was closing on the driver ahead of him in the fight for second place, the arrival of the Safety Car on lap 15 called for a double pit stop for both Ferrari men on lap 17. F. Massa: 13th 1:57.51.474 + 36.170 61 laps chassis 269 K. Raikkonen: 15th 1:50.11.975 DNF 57 laps chassis 271 Weather: air temperature 29/32 °C, track temperature 29/31° C, overcast.


As Felipe was being refueled, the green light came on before refueling had been completed. The driver drove off dragging the fuel line behind him and had to stop at the end of pit lane, thus dropping to the back of the pack. His race was further compromised by a penalty linked to this incident and a puncture that saw him make his second stop ahead of schedule. He crossed the finish line thirteenth. Kimi, obviously penalized by the double stop, rejoined in around fifteenth place and began a climb up the order that should have resulted in fifth place. On lap 58 however, the Finn lost control of the car at the chicane and ended up in the barriers. After this poor showing, Felipe is now seven points down on the leader of the Drivers' championship and the team drops to second place one point behind the leader of the Constructors' classification.
Stefano Domenicali: "A black day, there's little else to say. We had the potential to finish first and second but we didn't even pick up a point. We are very disappointed but that doesn't mean we are downtrodden. We have always shown our ability to react, especially at the most difficult times and we will do it again this time. The situation in the two championships has become more complicated but there are still three races to go and a lot of points up for grabs. We know what we have to do to reach our objectives. The first part of the race showed that today our car was the quickest on track. The Safety Car came out at the worst possible moment, but we are not looking for excuses because this uncertain factor must always be taken into account. Then the team made a mistake at the pit stop during the Safety Car period, which cost Massa the race. I am very sorry for Felipe because he was driving a very strong race following on from a great pole yesterday. I want to point out that it was Felipe himself who went to console the mechanic who made the mistake, which shows the team spirit that we have between us: we win together and we lose together. Kimi managed to get into the points but then he ended up in the barriers at one of the many tricky points around this track. A shame, as it would have meant precious points for the Constructors' classification. We must look ahead and prepare ourselves as well as possible for the remaining three races."
Felipe Massa: "It's hard to deal with losing in this fashion a race that was within our grasp, with a car that was just the way I wanted it. We had a good strategy and all the signs were there that we could get a one-two finish. But things can change in a moment and that's what happened today. At the pit stop, one of the guys made a mistake. But we are only human. Each one of us always tries to do our best and these things can happen. With the Safety Car still on track, I didn't lose a lap, but then I got a drive-through and later I also picked up a puncture in the left rear. On this track it is almost impossible to overtake and ending up at the back meant I had not chance of getting into the points. Seven points to make up in three races? That can be a lot or it can be a little. We have the potential to do well, as we saw today and we will give it our best shot. We mustn't give up and I'm sure we won't."
Kimi Raikkonen: "I was trying to attack Glock in case he might make a mistake, but I went slightly wide at the chicane, jumping over the kerb and when the car landed, I lost control and ended up in the barriers. My situation in the championship was already rather compromised, so this doesn't really make that much difference but I am unhappy because the team has lost precious points in the Constructors' classification. In the opening laps, the car was a bit difficult but then it improved a lot, to such an extent that I was able to close right up to Hamilton. When the Safety Car came out, I know my race was compromised given that I had to pit behind Felipe. I was able to get back up to fifth but then the incident I described earlier happened. Clearly, morale is not high today. But I am not used to giving up and will do my very best to try and help the team reach its targets."
Luca Baldisserri: "It's hard to put into words today's disappointment. We had everything in place to get the best possible result and unfortunately we ended up with nothing. Felipe was controlling the early stages of the race, while Kimi, after a few difficulties at the beginning, was running at a great pace. The Safety Car threw our plans into the air. First and foremost, we had to go for a double pit stop - the best choice in this situation - but it penalized Kimi. Then we made a mistake in letting Felipe go and that ruined his race. We could have made a significant step forward in both championships but we ended up going backwards. Now we must roll up our sleeves and prepare as well as possible for the coming races. There is still plenty of time to recover but there is no more room for error."

21 September 2008

F2007

Mau lihat ini.... hiks... ini kan yg ',membawa' Kimi jadi WDC 2007. ^^ The image “http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b171/frm/F1%20cars/f20071.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

12 September 2008

He'll stay there

How happy I was when reading 'bout this. Thanks Ferrari for makin' him feels 'cozy' there ^_- From Ferrari's official site
Raikkonen Racing for Ferrari until 2010
Maranello, 12th september 2008 Ferrari announces that it has extended its agreement with Kimi Raikkonen the end of the 2010 race season. Therefore, the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver line-up remains unchanged for the next two coming seasons.
Added by this interview
Exclusive Raikkonen Q&A: We need to take every chance

Never underestimate a sly old fox. When most had discounted him as a title contender, last year Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen gave his competitors a dressing down in the season’s final races and walked away with the crown. With a 19-point deficit on championship leader Lewis Hamilton, Raikkonen seems to be facing a similar situation in 2008, though now with team mate Felipe Massa also among his rivals. Ferrari haven’t yet picked a favourite, but the Finn knows he must perform well in Monza if he is to stay in the picture… Q: Kimi, how is life as the reigning world champion? You have been in the public eye for quite a while but the title must have increased attention on you? How do you deal with that? Kimi Raikkonen: It’s true, it increased but it has not changed any normal living. I wouldn’t say that anything is different for myself - and the racing is still the same. But yes, it’s nice to be the champ. I always wanted to achieve that - and it’s something that can never be taken away from me. This is the really great part! Q: Driving for Ferrari is every aspiring young race driver’s dream. Is it a dream come true for you? KR: It was a dream at one point for me as I always wanted to come into Formula One and be with a top team. So far I’ve been lucky to be in two top teams. I enjoy being here and I had a fantastic time last year - when I joined last season, I had more fun than I have had in a long time. It is a great place to be, working with all these 120 percent-committed people. And red suits me, I would say. (Hore...!!!) ^^ Q: This season must be like a deja vu for you. As in 2007, you are playing catch up in the title race. But what is different to last season? KR: Well, so far it has not been the easiest year. There have been a lot of difficulties lately, but that is part of racing sometimes. We have had some issues in getting the car exactly how we want it. We had a strong first part of the season and then we faced some problems. It has been difficult, yes, and hopefully we can turn it around a bit and get some good results. It is not too late yet - but it is getting difficult with every race. Let’s wait and see how it develops. Q: Last year it was you against Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso. This year the title match involves your team mate. That obviously doesn’t make things easier… KR: Of course not. But again, that is part of racing. At the end of the day, it does not matter who it is - you need to beat all of them. So it doesn’t make any difference if it is your team mate or somebody else. You need to be in front of everybody if you want to win. Q: But teams can concentrate their efforts on one driver… KR: We have never had that situation. Of course last year when it was clear that the other car had no chance - points-wise - then it was a different story. But as long as we have every chance, we need to take them. Until that ‘no-chance situation’ comes, it is up to us to move forward - or to come back in my case. Q: If your chances decrease, will you play the role of supporter to Felipe? KR: When I clearly have no chance at all then it is a different story. But then that is not up to me. First Felipe needs to be in a position where he can try to win, and then if there is something that the team will benefit from, then it might be yes. But until that situation comes, I am not interested in talking about it. Q: The championship is still wide open with five races to go and 50 points up for grabs. At what point would you accept that your chances to win the title have evaporated? KR: As I just said, when it is clear that I will not be able to make enough points. Q: In Spa you drove for all or nothing. In hindsight, would you do it all over again or settle for securing some points? KR: I wanted to win - or nothing. Unfortunately I got nothing that time, but at least I had more fun that at many races before. And what are sure points? I needed more points than the others, so realistically I was in a position where I didn’t have much to lose, so I went for it. Afterwards it is always easy to say that by playing safe I would have probably ended in second place, but that is not the right way to win. I want to win it on the circuit rather than after the race. What happened in Spa happened. Again, that’s racing. Q: The F2008 seems to be a very different machine to last year’s car. Are you still struggling to adapt your driving style to its characteristics? KR: I would not say that the car is so different to last year. It is more about getting the tyres the way you want them to behave - that is the biggest issue. But then again, they are the same for everybody. When you compare the tyres from a couple of years ago, what we have now is completely different. So hopefully next year when we get the slick tyres it will be more as it used to be - meaning that it will be more fun to drive. And it’s not about wanting the old car back, it is more about getting the package right for us. And the last races indicated that we are on the right track. Q: Monza is Ferrari’s backyard. It’s almost an obligation to succeed here. You have never won this race. How much ambition is there to walk away with the trophy on Sunday? KR: I have never made it here although the chances were there. It would of course be great to win here - especially as it is the home Grand Prix for Ferrari. And hopefully we are in a position on Sunday to fight for it - that would be great. Q: What about you and Felipe? Is there a rivalry? KR: It is like at any other race. I try to win, he tries to win. This is normal procedure in a top team. Q: You wouldn’t die for it, but what would a race win here be worth to you? KR: Of course not. But be assured that I really want to win here and it would make me more happy than in a long time to be on the top spot of the podium on Sunday. Q: Were you satisfied with the test here two weeks ago. Did it give you any indication of what your performance level will be? KR: The test was not bad. It was definitely better than where we were one year ago, so we should have quite a good chance of a good result, but it depends on many things. If we get everything running well and the weather stays nice, that would improve our chances. Q: All that sounds as if you are still enjoying racing… KR: I would not be here otherwise!

07 September 2008

Raikkonen: Second was not good enough

(Kimi is indeed a REAL racer!!! ^^)
By Jonathan Noble and Pablo Elizalde Sunday, September 7th 2008, 15:11 GMT Kimi Raikkonen said he did not want second place at the Belgian Grand Prix after crashing out on the final lap while battling for the lead with Lewis Hamilton. The Ferrari driver had led the majority of the race, but Hamilton benefited from the rain during the final laps to close the gap and pass the Finn. Raikkonen regained his position when Hamilton and the Ferrari driver himself nearly crashed into the spun car of Nico Rosberg, but lost it again moments later when he spun too. The world champion then lost control of his car again and crashed against the wall. Raikkonen admitted it was all or nothing for him. "I was prepared to win or lose, but unfortunately I went off," Raikkonen told reporters. "I only wanted to win. I slid wide on the fast left hander, and tried to come back on the circuit but I spun. "I needed to get points so wanted to win it or lose it but unfortunately went off. I didn't want to finish behind we would have lost points. We see what we can do." Raikkonen made contact with Hamilton a few times while battling for position, and their clash was put under investigation by the stewards. Hamilton jumped the final chicane when the pair made contact, and although he let Raikkonen past, the Briton kept his momentum and overtook him on the following corner. Raikkonen did not want to comment on the incident. "There are rules about cutting chicanes and gaining an advantage and they are looking it. So I don't have anything to say," the Finn said. The result left Raikkonen a massive 23 points behind Hamilton in the standings with just five races left. Teammate Felipe Massa is eight behind the Briton, and it is now likely the Finn will have to play a support role. He said, however, that he is only planning to win races. "It is not up to me if he (Massa) wins or not," he said. "I will do the best I can do and we see what the situation is. I try to win races and we will see what happens."

06 September 2008

An old letter

Kemarin pas bongkar2 tumpukan buku2 lama, nemu selembar kertas surat (printed) dari sahabat pena lama gw. Seseorang asal Rusia bernama Soloviev Mikhail. Duile itu kynya dr jaman jebot deh, hehe... (dilihat dr hasil printing, tintanya masih warna ijo, yg berarti itu ketika gw punya printer pertama kali9/10 tahun lalu. Klo ingetan gw masih waras). Seinget gw, wktu itu kontak dia via e-mail smpt 2/3 kali an. Udahnya putus komunikasi. Dia sih kasih postal address dia, Cuma gw ga pernah kirim surat ke dia. Yg menarik adalah ketika gw baca profilnya, yg ternyata seorang mahasiswa di Moscow State Construction University (MSCU), dan di jurusan hydraulic ENGINEERING! (coincidence?!). Langsung pas kebetulan lg chat dgn Iya, gw blng... “kok lagi2 engineer ya Ya?” Hehe... Smp Patria tny, “Actually, what’s up with you and engineer?!?” ^^ Pas cb gugel... ga ketemu hasilnya dikarenakan byk org bernama serupa. Ada seorang profesor jurusan Biologi, tp kayanya bukan dia deh. Browsing soal MSCU, eh ternyata jurusan dia itu hanya ada buat PhD. Langsung berasumsi he’s a lot older than I am, tp ya ga juga, klo dia emang pinter bisa jadi dia masih muda tp udah PhD. (Hiks.. . kok gw jadi inget sama seseorang yg thn dpn rencana lanjut ke PhD. –halah!). Too bad I’ve lost his contact (e-mail), couldn’t remember it at all though. From his letter, I assumed see that he’s one clever man, he liked music (not the popular ones), movie, going to museum and art places, traveling, writing, and books (from the authors he wrote, I just recognize Antuan de Sent-Exupery, the rest are totally ‘aliens’ for me). Finding this letter has taught me some things; that it’s good to get to know lots of people from different countries, cultures, and backgrounds, cause sometimes we can learn and experience many things. Besides that, it’s necessary to keep contact with them (snail mail, e-mail, phone). If not, you might end up into regretting it –just like what I experienced once.

How to say these?

I got this when attending sharing session in LBPP-LIA in 2005. Test yourself about it. Gue bikin kesalahan utk pengucapan beberapa kata, tapi udahnya lihat my magic book called ‘Oxford pocket dictionary’ jadi tau deh how to pronounce it correctly. It’s a good exercise for those who love learning English (IMO). OK, now it’s your turn to give it a shot. Good luck! The words are:
AUNT BEAR BECAUSE CAUSE CLAUSE COUSIN (added) DETERMINE (added) DRAW EFFORT GARAGE LAW MATURE MUSTACHE NEPHEW PAL PAUSE PEAR PREFACE PROCEDURE PURPOSE SAID SAYS SINCERE TEAR (v) TECHNIQUE VEHICLE

02 September 2008

SMS Ramadhan

My friends sent me these text messages in welcoming Ramadhan (fasting month). Some of them came up with an interesting sms. Mungkin bisa dicontek buat stok Ramadhan thn depan (insya Allah, jika Dia mempertemukan kita lagi dgn bulan suci ini). Aaamiin!
Sebentar marah2, sebentar baik, sebentar ngerepotin, sebentar nolongin, sebentar rajin, sebentar males... sebentar lagi Ramadhan nih. Mohon maaf lahir n batin ya!
Tiada gerak seindah sholat, tiada kata selembut doa, tiada puisi semerdu dzikir, tiada sikap seindah memaafkan. Marhaban ya Ramadhan. Selamat menunaikan ibadah puasa.
Selamat menjalankan ibadah puasa. Mari kita setting niat, upgrade iman, download sabar, delete dosa, approve maaf, dan hunting pahala.
Ramadhan akan tiba. Meski tangan belum berjabat, dan mata belum bertatap tapi kumohon maaf agar bersih hati kita dalam memasuki bulan penuh rahmat ini. Selamat menunaikan ibadah puasa, maaf lahir dan batin. Semoga Allah SWT menerima amal ibadah kita. Amin.
Ya Allah, kebenaran firman-Mu telah menitis dalam lintas personal dimensi tempat n waktu. Kau pilih diantara hari-Mu brp rahmat-Mu. Kau plh diantara rentang zaman-Mu bbrp malam khusus utk persembahan nikmat2 dan rahmat- Mu. Kau tetapkan Ramadhan bgi bulan terbaik-Mu. Ia yg satu2nya Kau sebut dlm kitab suci-Mu ‘Al Quran ya Karim’. Maka masukkanlah aku dan org2 di sktrku ke golongan org2 yg berpuasa dgn iman ikhsan, ilmu dan iklhas. Aamin. Met puasa, mohon maaf atas segala khilaf.
RAMADHAN SUPER GIGA GREAT SALE! Dont miss these! > Big DEED Sale > SIN Discount up to 99% + door prize “LAILLATUL QODAR”. ONLY 30 DAYS! Ended by d greatest apologizing days in the world.. Start from 1-30 sept in all over the world.
Ada buaya makan pizza, ga krasa udh mau puasa. Ada hiu makan pepaya, maafin aku ya. Ada udang mendem di kue, jgn ada dendem ye. Have a nice ramadhan.
Friends are like antiques they’re just get worthy with time. May we enter this ramadhan with fully heart of forgiveness to forgive each other n be better in life. Amin.
Selamat menunaikan ibadah puasa di bulan suci ramadhan. Semoga bs bljr byk, mengenal Tuhan, diri sendiri, dan org lain lebih lagi bulan ini.
Spread love, return to sincerity. This is the time to get back to reality. All mistakes made by me.. for those I beg u to forgive me. Marhaban ya Ramadhan.

Raikkonen's preferences

31 August 2008

RAIKKONEN and Massa confirmed for FERRARI 2009

"They are (still) there next year. Don't you worry ^^. Go KIMIku!!!"
Judul asli artikelnya adalah Ferrari Tetap Tanpa Alonso Musim Depan (karena gw kurang sreg dgn judulnya, mknya gw ubah, hehe... Fokus aye pan ke Kimi bukan si alon.) *Jika memang* benar Fernando Alonso tidak ingin segera memutuskan ketim mana ia akan berlabuh musim depan karena menunggu keputusan Ferrari, maka pupus sudah harapan pembalap asal Spanyol itu. Pasalnya bos besar Ferrari Luca di Montezemolo sudah mengetuk palu dan memutuskan bahwa line up Ferrari musim depan tetap tidak akan berubah. Kecuali jika memang Kimi Raikkonen tetap dengan komitmennya akan segera pensiun jika tidak bisa meraih titel juara dunia diakhir musim. “Kritikan seperti ini terkadang muncul kepermukaan. Saya teringat dengan rumor yang beredar terhadap Filippo Inzaghi saat bermain di Juventus. Semua orang bahkan mengatakan bahwa Inzaghi akan masuk kedalam zona gawat jika tidak menghasilkan satu gol pun dalam tiga kali pertandingan. Bagiku, itu tidak akan mengubah apapun. Saya masih mempunyai kontrak dengan kedua pembalap saya,” ungkap Montezemolo. “Kami seharusnya tidak melupakan Kimi, dia itu adalah mantan juara dunia musim lalu. Apalagi itu adalah tahun pertamanya dia berjuang bersama kami. Saat ini dia telah menyumbangkan total 17 kemenangan di Ferrari, dan saya harap kemenangan demi kemenangan bisa diraihnya musim-musim mendatang,” imbuh bos besar Ferrari itu. “Kami juga tidak membenarkan bahwa kami menerapkan pembalap pertama dan kedua. Posisi kedua pembalap kami adalah sejajar. Hanya saja saat ini Felipe Massa mampu mendongkrak posisinya diklasemen,” pungkas Montezemolo kemudian.
* Penulis : Uda*
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Gw seneng banget dgr berita bahwa hal ini udh confirmed. For the moment, I believe inilah (Ferrari) tim yg sesuai buat Kimi (terlepas dr pemberitaan media yg cenderung menyudutkan Kimi; kurang berusaha lah, selalu sial lah, ga maksimal lah pdhl byrn gede, de el el es be). Bahkan bbrp tmn F1 mania gw 'seneng' banget bilang "Maaf ya, kimi bukan pembalap nomor satu lagi tuh. Tim akan fokus ke Massa lho." Weleh, so what?!? Emang trus kenapa -sigh-, toh itu bukan akhir dunia, bukan akhir karir kimi, n definitely bukan akhir hidup gw... jadi kenapa. -phew- Kadang2 gw heran, kok kadang2 org cenderung sweat the small stuff ya?!? Sekarang setelah ada pengumuman dari mulut bos tim nya langsung, akankah fans Alonso tetap kekeuh mau FA pindah ke Ferrari, atau mereka berubah pikiran?!? We'll just wait and see.

30 August 2008

HAPPY RAMADHAN !!!

Ga kerasa... sebentar lagi mau Ramadhan. Insya Allah, bs ketemu dgn bulan yg suci ini lagi. Mohon maaf atas segala salah baik dalam bertutur kata ataupun bersikap... May Allah bless us during this year's Ramadhan. Aamin. Do'a malaikat Jibril menjelang Ramadhan ....
"Ya Allah tolong abaikan puasa ummat Muhammad, apabila sebelum memasuki bulan Ramadhan dia tidak melakukan hal-hal yang berikut: * Tidak memohon maaf terlebih dahulu kepada kedua orang tuanya (jika masih ada); * Tidak berma'afan terlebih dahulu antara suami isteri; * Tidak bermaafan terlebih dahulu dengan orang-orang sekitarnya."
Maka Rasulullah pun mengatakan Amiin sebanyak 3 kali. Dapatkah kita bayangkan, yang berdo'a adalah Malaikat dan yang meng-amiinkan adalah Rasullullah dan para sahabat , dan dilakukan pada hari Jumat. Oleh itu SAYA TERLEBIH DAHULU MEMOHON MAAF jika saya ada berbuat kesalahan, baik yang tidak di sengaja mahupun yang di sengaja , semoga kita dapat menjalani ibadah puasa tahun ini dengan sukses, dan kembali dalam kefitrahan.

Raikkonen: I’m more motivated than ever

Taken from here With his last race victory dating back to April’s Spanish Grand Prix, it is no surprise that reigning world champion Kimi Raikkonen has been criticised recently for his dwindling results. Raikkonen, however, has dismissed speculation that his motivation is fading and believes his championship hopes are still very much alive. After retiring from last weekend’s European Grand Prix, Raikkonen saw team mate Felipe Massa overtake him in the standings to go second behind leader Lewis Hamilton. He now trails Massa by seven points and Hamilton by 13. But last season the Finn made up an even greater deficit to clinch the championship at the final race, and he believes there is still plenty of time to salvage his title defence. “Life would be much easier if you could always win,” the 28 year-old told Ferrari’s official website. But sometimes it doesn’t seem to go your way. It’s useless to cry over spilled milk: what happened, happened and now we have to look ahead. It’s not over yet. I’ll keep fighting to get the results I want to achieve. One third of the season is still left and it’s enough to fight back. If someone has doubts as far as my motivation is concerned - go ahead. I want to win more than ever!” As well as enduring a four-month wait for a win, Raikkonen has also come under fire for his poor results in qualifying. He took his last pole position at June’s French Grand Prix and has since qualified no higher than the third, at July’s Silverstone race. “There has been a lot of talk about my problems in qualifying,” he explained. “But the truth is that in a couple of races - at Hungary and Germany - I made some mistakes and I had to start from the sixth position. At Valencia I missed the third position by a whisker.” Raikkonen, who will test at Monza later this week, is already working hard preparing for forthcoming Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps, an event he is looking forward to with relish. “I love the track,” he added. “I'd like to race there all the year round. It's the best of all the tracks and I hope that I'll have a car that works the way I want. I'll give it all to win again.” Spa-Francorchamps would seem a likely venue for Raikkonen to rediscover his form - he hasn’t lost at the famous circuit since 2002.

12 August 2008

Goin' Kartin'

Diambil dari http://www.otomotifnet.com/. Kemarin pas abis magrib, iseng ke rumah mbah. Pas kebetulan adik gw lg buka internet, gw minta dia sekalian browsing situs nya Tabloid Otomotif, yg utk sementara pindah ke alamat td di atas. Wahehe.. ternyata berita soal acara karting hari minggu dah ada, tapi sayang, fotonya kurang woke, hehe... Ga lama setelah itu, mba Febi krm gw sms soal ini. Senin, 11/08/08 19:58
Jelang A1 GP Musim 08/09
A1 GP Mania Kopdar Bareng Iyo
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*Situasi kopi darat bareng Satrio Hermanto di Speedy Karting* *Disinyalir *menderita gangguan kesehatan, ternyata tidak menyurutkan kerinduan Satrio Hermanto untuk berjumpa dengan teman-teman yang selalu memberinya dukungan saat menjalani balapannya. Adalah A1GP Mania yang tergabung dalam a1indonesia@yahoogroups.com, akhirnya mampu bertemu dengan pembalap A1 Indonesia yang sangat mereka-idam-idamkan. Pasalnya ini pertama kalinya mereka menggelar ajang kopi darat untuk pembalap Indonesia. Alhasil mereka pun ngobrol dan saling berdiskusi seputar masalah balap A1 terutama pada Iyo. “Senang banget rasanya bisa bertatap muka langsung dengan pembalap sebesar Iyo. Kami sebagai fans A1 GP pun bangga Iyo bersedia untuk bertemu dengan kami walau dalam kondisi yang kurang fit. Sebenarnya fans ini sendiri telah resmi ada sejak 24 Agustus 2005 silam. Namun kami baru bisa menggelar ajang seperti ini sekarang,” ungkap Rina BEY yang sangat berapi-api untuk memberikan dukungan kepada pembalap itu. Walaupun ini adalah event pertama yang dirangkaikan dengan ajang balap Go-Kart antara sesama anggota, namun kemeriahannya sudah terasa. Mereka pun berharap agar event-event seperti ini tidak saja hanya berbentuk pertemuan biasa saja. Namun bisa membuat tim balap A1 GP Indonesia semakin solid.
Penulis+Foto : Uda

10 August 2008

Birthday Wishes

Today's
MY BIRTHDAY....

phew...
guess getting older sucks ^^

So many wishes I want on this day...
Beberapa di antara keinginan itu adalah....

  • mengunjungi tempat ini... (Raja Ampat, London, California, Pulau Senpu, Pulau Komodo, Jepang... )
  • nonton more GPs till finally bisa foto bareng kimi, haha... yg ini ga terlalu penting sih, tp kepengen banget, n nyelinep ke paddock lagi.
  • ketemu 'dia' lagi... dan kali ini 'dia' ga kesasar plus, gw ga akan lupa nanya nama lengkap, tanggal lahir, alamat, no telepon, de el el es be...
  • JOINING KARTING! (we'll see... hopefully rencana bs berubah ^^)
  • tambah wise aja, makin bs kontrol mood n esmosi, hehe...
  • bs ngelanjutin studi gw ke S2 di luar Lampung/Indonesia
  • ... gw tambahan nanti ya

05 August 2008

Sarcastic Choice...

Ditulis pada suatu Jumat dini hari *Insomnia mode was loading..... Jika suatu hari lu ketemu dgn gw, and you call me as a sarcastic person, well... jangan kaget klo gw akan bilang bahwa lu adalah orang ke sekian yg menyebut gw begitu, hehe... Bukannya bangga atau gw menyebutnya sebagai prestasi, tapi entah kenapa, lumayan sulit utk melepaskan ‘atribut’ itu dari diri gw. Jadi inget pas gw dan salah seorang temen gw ngatain seorang bule di kantor dia dgn julukan SC alias Sarcastic C******************. Suatu ketika temen gw itu bilang, “Haha... kayaknya lu deh yg sarkastik. Sok ngatain dia lu”. Gw jawab,”Ya juga ya coy, hehe... Ah ga kok, parahan dia”. Waktu itu pernah, guru2 baru di JHS tanya ke gw, “Miss, acara *********** itu ngapain aja sih?” (menyebut slh satu kegiatan yg diadakan di sekolah gw dan terus terang ga terlalu gw suka, cos I think it’s just a waste of time. Mind me). Gw jawab,”Mau dgr jawaban jujur gw atau apa?!”. “Apa?” tanya mereka. “Hmm... haha, hihi, makan, trus pulang”, begitu jawab gw dengan ekspresi datar. Mereka semua langsung terdiam dan senyum. Temen2 gw jd suka tempat curhat tentang kejadian di sekolah langsung pada ketawa denger cerita ini, dan rata2 pada bilang,”Sarkastik banget sih lu!”. BUT trust me, I didn’t do that in purpose, I mean just to ‘keep’ that image on me... NO WAY! Ga ada niat buat gitu lah jelasnya. It happened just like that. Biasanya Roswi yg sering banget denger komentar sarkas gw klo kita lagi jalan. Dunno why it’s so damn hard for me not to be ‘to-the-point’. Lucky me to have a boss like Bu Erma yg ga keberatan dgn sikap gw yg satu ini. Ya tentunya gw ga pernah lah mengutarakan komen sarkas yg kurang wuajar. Gw insya Allah masih sadar diri kok, hehe... Gara-gara sikap to-the-point gw ini juga, I think, yg membuat gw kehilangan ‘kesempatan itu’, hiks! Terlalu cepat menarik kesimpulan, ga ngasih celah sedikit pun sangking cueknya, seenak jidatnya ngatain orang (untung dia ga tersinggung dgn sarcastic comment gw wktu itu. Btw, yg wktu itu termasuk sarkas ga ya?!? Hmm....ga juga ah, huehehe...), and didn’t dare to take the chance(s). Eventually, mau gimana pun akhirnya ‘those ten days’... gw harus bersyukur, karena dia udh buka pikiran gw akan buanyakkkkk hal. “God is great!”, I spoke to myself. “He’s so..... awesomely good in giving surprise”, “He wants to give me a lesson/lessons”, “He wants me to ‘destroy’ my arrogancy and over-ingnorance”, probably those are why He ‘made’ me to meet that guy. Hiks... gw masih suka sedih klo inget betapa begonya gw waktu itu. T_T. Wish that I could turn back time.. Oh... I wish...

Nikah di hari kerja

“Ngeliat shbt2 terbaik gw ad dhr bhgia gw bsk adlh suatu hal yg mustahil n mengada2. Tp sekelumit doa yg tulus dan ikhlas akn sllu gw nantikan. Smg u pd cpt menyusul.” Diterima tanggal 16 Juli 2008, jam 6:37 PM.
Sms di atas dikirim Benk2 sahabat gw yg mau menikah esok harinya. Ya lumayan sedih juga bacanya, tersirat rasa kecewa dari dia. Kalo ada acara2 nikahan atau acara teman2 lainnya, dia selalu mengusahakan utk datang, eh giliran ‘hari penting’nya dia, Ga satu pun teman dekatnya yg bs hadir. Jgn berpikiran buruk dulu, bukannya kami sengaja ga datang tapi karena dia nikahnya di hari orang ‘kerja’ yaitu kamis! X_x Selain tempat yg nun jauh disana -2 jam dari pusat kota, waktu yg kurang ‘senada dan seirama’ dgn jadwal kami para temans nya, juga hal yg bikin kami gw dan tmn2 lain ga bs menghadiri acara itu. disambung nanti ya.... ^^

just an sms

Gara2 tny tentang si engineer ke Nisa yg kebetulan kerja di tempat yg hendak dikunjungi si Cali itu, Nisa sampe curig ke gw, hehe... ^^ From Nisa 14 june 2008 / 5:14 pm "... Wah, ngeliat gelagat lu, bs dipastikan kalo tu bule ganteng ya, haha..." Ga kok Nis, plus pinter, ramah, baik hati dan rajin menabung jgn lupa itu ;p

26 July 2008

no connection

Gara2 spidi gw di rumah diblokir (ni lagi di w-net sebelah rumah), semua draft buat postingan di blog ini jd ga jls nasibnya, lbh sebel lagi oscar protes soal being kreatip. Halah.... kan blog itu sesuai dgn keinginan si penulis nya... lagian gw jg jls2 kasih tu sub title 'my scribble'. No time for 'philosophy' yet dude! Meanwhile, just accept my copy paste okay?!!

25 July 2008

YES! Akhirnya... (hiks)

Bs juga gw menghilangkan my ‘Californian’ blues yg kerap nongol tiap hari Sabtu ataupun ketika gw inget topik yg diobrolin bareng dia waktu itu. Apa yg gw pernah bahas sm Iya ternyata benar, it’s just a temporary shock/feeling. Move along! Seperti kata si ‘All American Reject’ di lagu mereka. Tapi yg jelas, kejadian waktu itu memberi gw banyak hikmah yg ga ternilai dan mungkin aja ga akan gw alamin lagi. I’m ready for a change, I spoke to myself. He has opened my eyes. Kalo ada chance, yah.. go for it! Karena mungkin aja kesempatan itu ga akan dateng lagi ke diri lu. Yah... gw rasa, ga perlu gw tulis detil ceritanya di blog ini, let me keep it personal first ^^. It’s about time till I write about that thing. Makasih banget buat Asni, Dewi, n teh Iya yg udh mau dengerin curhatan gw tentang dia, hehe...
(look at) The bright side > God has opened my eyes thru him.

24 July 2008

KULI ah!

When I went to BC's site for browsing, I found this one link. Nofie Iman, that's the name. I suddenly interested in reading one of his/her (dunno the gender yet :p) articles. It's about Education. Ok, without further do, just read the article below (taken from here)

Lulusan Jaman Sekarang

November 6th, 2006 | Education

Kita semua tahu bahwa pengangguran di negeri ini luar biasa besarnya. Kita semua juga tahu bahwa lulus dari perguruan tinggi (sarjana) ternama pun tidak selalu menjamin pekerjaan seperti yang diharapkan.

Ironisnya lagi, serbuan tenaga kerja asing yang merangsek ke negeri ini meningkat dengan begitu tajam. Menurut data Depnakertrans, pada tahun 2004 hanya ada 19.567 ekspatriat di negeri ini. Tetapi di akhir tahun 2005, jumlahnya sudah mencapai lebih dari 51 ribu. Sebanyak 59,86% dari jumlah tersebut menduduki jabatan profesional, sementara 32,47% memegang pucuk pimpinan. Tentu saja, mereka menikmati fasilitas dan gaji yang begitu wah.

Konsep Dasar

Menurut saya, idealnya perguruan tinggi hadir sebagai institusi pembangun linkage antara dunia sekolah dan dunia kerja. Perguruan tinggi menjadi jembatan yang mempersiapkan lulusan sekolah dasar-menengah menjadi personel yang siap pakai dan siap diberdayakan.

Lulusan perguruan tinggi kemudian memegang “tanggung jawab” sebagai pemberi value addedmeningkatkan value added perusahaan dengan menggunakan sumberdaya internal secara optimal serta memberikan feedback demi perbaikan perusahaan. bagi perusahaan. Lebih lengkap lagi, lulusan perguruan tinggi dituntut untuk bisa

Sayangnya, perguruan-perguruan tinggi di Indonesia tidaklah sama kualitasnya. Ada yang benar-benar highly-reputable, tetapi ada pula yang sekadar (maaf) menjual ijazah. Akibatnya, lulusan perguruan tinggi menjadi sangat besar variansnya.

Banyak perusahaan yang mengaku telah membatasi varians mutu lulusan dengan mengontrol beberapa variabel, seperti IPK di atas 3, akan tetapi hasil tes internal perusahaan menunjukkan bahwa varians mutu lulusan tetap lebar.

Akibatnya lagi, ada lulusan-lulusan yang berkualitas tetapi masih menganggur; dan ada pula lulusan-lulusan yang “so-so” tetapi sukses mendapat pekerjaan dan memberi “value added” yang destruktif bagi perusahaan.

Kalau situasi demikian tetap terus terpelihara, bukan mustahil pengangguran di tanah air akan terus meningkat jumlahnya.

Yang Mempengaruhi Mutu Lulusan

Kualitas input. Untuk top PTN di Indonesia, screening test (PMB) dilakukan dengan cukup ketat. Di samping itu, beberapa PTN juga membuka jalur penerimaan tersendiri yang kualitasnya lebih disesuaikan lagi. Tapi ada juga perguruan tinggi yang membuka jalur penerimaan yang “ala kadarnya”; semata-mata karena kekurangan mahasiswa. Kalau sudah begini, wajar jika kualitas lulusan kemudian “biasa-biasa saja”.

Kualitas dan kuantitas dosen. Ada dosen berkualitas yang mengajar dengan penuh motivasi dan memberi materi dengan begitu inspiring. Ada juga dosen yang hanya membacakan buku, bercakap-cakap dengan papan tulis, dan kurang memiliki dedikasi. Perguruan tinggi memiliki kontribusi terhadap baik-buruknya kualitas dosen lewat kebijakan pengangkatan, remunerasi, dan faktor lingkungan. Gap pengajar yang begitu lebar dan dosen yang miskin akan pengalaman praktis kurang baik efeknya bagi mahasiswa.

Sistem penilaian. Walau sudah diatur oleh Dirjen Dikti, perbedaan sistem penilaian di perguruan-perguruan tinggi begitu lebar. Ada yang mensyaratkan nilai C sebagai batas kelulusan. Ada yang mensyaratkan penulisan research report. Ada juga yang bisa lulus asal nggak bener-bener kebangetan. Akibatnya, nilai A di sebuah perguruan tinggi “biasa” mungkin hanya “setara” dengan nilai C di perguruan tinggi yang highly-reputable.

Teaching materials. Perguruan tinggi seharusnya didukung oleh teaching materials yang memadai. Sayangnya, membeli buku teks dan berlangganan jurnal ilmiah membutuhkan biaya tinggi. Di kampus kami, alhamdulillah banyak mahasiswa yang bisa menikmati buku teks asing yang bermutu dan akses terhadap jurnal-jurnal terkini. Apakah setiap perguruan tinggi bisa mendapatkan fasilitas semacam itu? I doubt it.

Kualitas sarana prasarana. Penyelenggaran pendidikan tinggi tidak cuma disediakan dengan adanya ruang-ruang kelas. Perguruan tinggi harus punya perpustakaan, ruang dosen, aula, musholla/ruang ibadah, ruang pertemuan/ruang sidang, ruang bagi kegiatan kemahasiswaan, restroom, pantry, tempat parkir, dan seterusnya. Apa setiap perguruan tinggi punya semua itu? Kalau iya, bagaimana dengan kualitasnya?

Kerjasama. Yang sering dilupakan, perguruan tinggi kadang terlalu angkuh dan percaya diri tanpa merasa membutuhkan bantuan pihak lain. Faktanya, kerjasama antara perguruan tinggi dengan dunia kerja, organisasi profesi terkait, dan bahkan perguruan tinggi lainnya adalah wajib. Idealnya, dosen tamu harus sering didatangkan, studi banding/site visit juga perlu dilakukan.

Masalah-Masalah Umum

Kalau faktor-faktor yang mempengaruhi tersebut di atas gagal dipenuhi dengan baik, maka wajar jika lulusan-lulusan perguruan tinggi kualitasnya tidaklah seberapa. Apalagi jika mereka dibandingkan dengan lulusan-lulusan India atau Taiwan misalnya.

Kepercayaan diri. Sudah banyak dosen yang mengeluhkan rendahnya kepercayaan diri mahasiswa, baik itu kepercayaan diri secara umum, teknis, analitis, komunikasi, maupun kepercayaan diri dalam bidang lainnya. Contoh gampangnya, mahasiswa malas untuk bertanya/berkontribusi pada diskusi kelas. Sementara ketika ditanya apa mereka sudah faham dengan materi kuliahnya, lagi-lagi tidak ada yang menjawab. Kalau sudah begini, sulit sekali membangkitkan kepercayaan diri ketika mereka berada di dunia kerja.

Komunikasi efektif. Kebanyakan kegiatan perkuliahan cenderung dilakukan secara satu arah. Dosen dianggap dewa yang maha tahu segalanya. Akibatnya, mahasiswa merasa bahwa dosen adalah satu-satunya sumber ilmu. Akibat laten yang lebih parah, mahasiswa jadi minim dalam kemampuan komunikasi karena tidak terbiasa bertanya, berinteraksi dengan dosen, melakukan presentasi, diskusi kelompok, atau adu argumentasi.

Pengetahuan praktis. Banyak mahasiswa yang memiliki pengetahuan teoretis yang mumpuni namun tidak dilengkapi dengan pengetahuan praktis. Lucu jadinya jika seorang lulusan finance misalnya, tidak bisa memahami transaksi perbankan, praktek perpajakan, sulit merumuskan dan mempraktekkan feasibility study, tidak paham standar akuntansi internasional atau PSAK, tidak mengerti risk-based audit, dan juga praktek keuangan lainnya. Ibaratnya, mereka punya Ferrari tapi nggak bisa nyetir.

Presentasi dan kemampuan meyakinkan orang lain. Dalam dunia kerja, kemampuan presentasi, pitching, dan meyakinkan orang lain adalah skill yang mutlak diperlukan. Sayangnya, tidak semua kegiatan perkuliahan memfasilitasi mahasiswanya untuk melakukan presentasi. Sebagian mahasiswa memang terlatih dengan mengikuti kegiatan kemahasiswaan. Namun jumlahnya tentu tak seberapa dibandingkan jumlah seluruh mahasiswa yang ada.

Leadership. Seperti sudah disinggung di atas, mahasiswa yang pernah terlibat dalam organisasi kemahasiswaan sedikit beruntung karena memiliki tempat untuk mengembangkan kemampuan leadershipnya. Tapi, tentu tidak banyak lulusan yang sempat mendapatkan pengalaman leadership tersebut. Dunia kerja kini tidak lagi menuntut kinerja individual yang superior, tetapi lebih dari itu, kemampuan leadership dan teamwork yang mumpuni.

Keberanian dan etika. Sudah jadi rahasia umum kalau lulusan kita sering sungkan dalam mengambil keputusan berdasar sound business practice, corporate government, regulasi yang berlaku, cost-benefit analysis, project management, dan variabel lainnya. Namun, ada juga sebagian lulusan yang terlalu “berani” menembus batas etika bisnis maupun etika profesi yang seharusnya menjadi pegangan. Etika mutlak diperlukan agar kemampuan yang dimiliki tidak digunakan untuk hal-hal yang bertentangan dengan moral dan hukum.

Pengetahuan bisnis lemah. Sekarang jamannya globalisasi. Kita perlu memahami adanya transaksi keuangan dan pelaporan lintas negara, harmonisasi dan konvergensi antara satu kebijakan/satu negara dengan yang lainnya, dan ide pasar bebas (AFTA. EEC, WTO, dsb) yang semakin berkembang. Akibatnya, tanggung jawab seorang lulusan perguruan tinggi tidak melulu terbatas di bidangnya, tetapi juga memperluas ke luar daerah, mengarahkan orientasinya ke bisnis yang lebih bersifat strategik, dan bukan sekadar operasional atau taktikal.

Kemampuan bahasa inggris. Di sebagian perguruan tinggi, kemampuan bahasa inggris mahasiswa/lulusannya masih perlu dipertanyakan. Beberapa memang sudah mewajibkan skor TOEFL minimum dan memfasilitasi pendidikan/kursus inggris cuma-cuma bagi mahasiswa. Tapi respon dari mahasiswa belum terlalu baik. Padahal, kemampuan bahasa inggris mutlak diperlukan tidak hanya secara pasif, tetapi juga dalam presentasi, diskusi kelompok, penulisan laporan, dan sebagainya.

Komputer dan internet. Ini kisah nyata. Saya pernah bertemu dengan seorang mahasiswa S2 dari daerah yang tidak bisa mengoperasikan Microsoft Word dan bingung luar biasa dengan yang namanya internet. Tanpa bermaksud su’udzon, saya jadi bertanya-tanya, dulu gimana ya dia menyelesaikan skripsinya? Jangan-jangan…

Masalah persepsi umum. Ada sebagian profesi yang dicap negatif oleh publik. Akuntan misalnya. Dalam sebuah polling yang dilakukan suatu media, akuntan dianggap less trustedmark-up project untuk kepentingan kelompok/pribadi, menyusun studi kelayakan tanpa menghitung depresiasi agar cost tidak terlalu tinggi, atau membuat laporan keuangan yang menyesatkan investor/publik. Siapkah mahasiswa jaman sekarang untuk menghadapi persoalan semacam itu? daripada pengacara, politisi, dan jurnalis. Wajar memang, mengingat banyaknya oknum akuntan yang sering melakukan

Solusi

Kesempatan presentasi secara individual. Idealnya, kegiatan perkuliahan bisa memfasilitasi mahasiswa untuk melakukan presentasi, berdiskusi, melatih komunikasi, beradu argumentasi tanpa saling menjatuhkan. Lebih baik lagi jika kesempatan tersebut dilakukan dalam bahasa inggris.

Praktik simulasi bisnis. Khususnya di bidang bisnis/keuangan, perkuliahan banyak berkutat pada sisi teori dengan mengabaikan kemampuan praktis. Dengan praktik simulasi bisnis semacam itu, kemampuan teknis yang dimiliki akan lebih diarahkan untuk mengatasi persoalan (problem solving) dan membuat keputusan (decision making).

Integritas dan profesionalisme. Kemampuan untuk menegakkan integritas dan profesionalisme mutlak diperlukan karena seorang lulusan perguruan tinggi nantinya akan bertanggung jawab penuh pada perusahaan dan kepentingan publik (stakeholder). Mereka juga dituntut untuk tunduk pada standar profesi. Sayangnya, mata kuliah terkait dengan keagamaan, civics, etika, dan personality development seringkali dipandang sebelah mata oleh mahasiswa.

Suasana ilmiah yang terkondisi. Kuliah seharusnya bisa menjaga terpeliharanya suasana ilmiah. Dengan demikian, mahasiswa “akrab” dengan perpustakaan, familiar dengan dosen, betah berjam-jam nongkrong di lab, dan melakukan kegiatan ilmiah lainnya. Sayangnya, banyak mahasiswa yang hanya kuliah, bikin tugas, praktikum, lalu pulang.

Jangan jadi kupu-kupu. Seperti disinggung di atas, banyak mahasiswa yang jadi kupu-kupu: kuliah-pulang, kuliah-pulang. Padahal, ada baiknya spend some times di kampus untuk melakukan kegiatan organisasi kemahasiswaan, terlibat dalam kegiatan olahraga, menjadi asisten/tutor, magang dan terlibat dalam proyek penelitian, dan kegiatan-kegiatan positif lainnya.

Sikap mental positif. Dunia kerja penuh dengan tantangan dan tekanan yang saling berbenturan antara pihak-pihak berkepentingan (conflict of interest). Ada baiknya sejak dini disiapkan sikap mental positif seperti trust, image positif, integritas, profesionalisme, dan kredibilitas. Integritas dan kredibilitas, terutama, sangat penting untuk mengatasi masalah persepsi umum seperti tersebut di atas.

PS: Selamat bagi UGM yang masuk Top 100 Best University versi The Times. Semoga segera menyusul bagi universitas-universitas lain.

18 July 2008

Theme songs

hiks... got two theme songs that really fit my mood and emotion a lot (oh well, at least since 6 days ago ^^); there are If you were my baby by Rick Price, and Andai dia tahu by Kahitna. Perhaps i'll be uploading the files later (or you can google them i guess, there are tons of links about for them). meanwhile, this is the lyric of a song by Rick Price.
*feeling head over heel SUCKS!
IF YOU WERE MY BABY by RICK PRICE I could dream my life away What would I care anyway It'd be so fine If you were my baby I'd be walking ten feet tall With your love, girl Why should I worry at all If you were my baby I'd never be lonely If you were my only love If you were my baby I'd take my last breath Before I would let you go And I promise I'd love you forever and ever If you were my baby We'd go walking late at night Count the starts up in the sky Just you and me If you were my baby Stop to kiss under a tree Listen to the sound of the whispering breeze If you were my baby I'd never be lonely If you were my only love If you were my baby I'd take my last breath Before I would let you go And I promise I'd love you forever and ever If you were my baby Oh, how wonderful life would be If you'd give your love to me Just to hold you endlessly Is all I'd ever need I'd never be lonely If you were my only love If you were my baby I'd take my last breath Before I would let you go And I promise I'd love you forever and ever If you were my baby Oh, if you were my baby If you were my baby

15 July 2008

I 'HATE' him

I 'HATE' him!!!!!!! God... please erase him out of my head... please... it's better for me not to know him at all instead of feeling the butterflies on my stomach all the time (oh well, at least since two days ago) T_T.... Can i find someone like him in the future? [the one with 'religion' ^_- of course]

13 July 2008

Bahaya Plastik

Awalnya, tulisan ini 'tersimpan' dgn baik di draft gw, tapi... kemarin sore, setelah gw ngobrol dgn seorang bule kesasar (yg awalnya mencari miniatur krakatau, ^^ cerita detilnya nanti lah) lumayan buka pikiran jg. Kami diskusi ttng banyak hal, terutama soal lingkungan (tentunya setelah mengetahui ternyata dia adalah seeorang mahasiswa S2, an engineer... and a researcher *phew-jarang2 gw ketemu org macam gini, hehe...) Cerita detil bagaimana bs sampe bikin postingan ini, finally was out of the draft ;p, nanti lah. Meanwhile, here's the article about plastic that I got from milis WWF-Indonesia Supporters
Hati-Hati dengan Bahaya Plastik! Pelajari Sebelum Terlambat
Sudah banyak orang yang memberi peringatan, rumor, gosip bahkan artikel majalah tentang bahaya plastik. Tetapi tetap saja hanya segelintir orang yang menggubris, peduli atau sampai meneliti lebih lanjut. Plastik adalah salah satu bahan yang dapat kita temui di hampir setiap barang. Mulai dari botol minum, TV, kulkas, pipa pralon, plastik laminating, gigi palsu, compact disk (CD), kutex (pembersih kuku), mobil, mesin, alat-alat militer hingga pestisida. Oleh karena itu kita bisa hampir dipastikan pernah menggunakan dan memiliki barang-barang yang mengandung Bisphenol-A. Salah satu barang yang memakai plastik dan mengandung Bisphenol A adalah industri makanan dan minuman sebagai tempat penyimpan makanan, plastik penutup makanan, botol air mineral, dan botol bayi walaupun sekarang sudah ada botol bayi dan penyimpan makanan yang tidak mengandung Bisphenol A sehingga aman untuk dipakai makan. Satu tes membuktikan 95% orang pernah memakai barang mengandung Bisphenol-A. Plastik dipakai karena ringan, tidak mudah pecah, dan murah. Akan tetapi plastik juga beresiko terhadap lingkungan dan kesehatan keluarga kita. Oleh karena itu kita harus mengerti plastik-plastik yang aman untuk kita pakai.
Apakah arti dari simbol-simbol yang kita temui pada berbagai produk plastik?
#1. PETE atau PET (polyethylene terephthalate) biasa dipakai untuk botol plastik yang jernih/transparan/ tembus pandang seperti botol air mineral, botol jus, dan hampir semua botol minuman lainnya. Botol-botol dengan bahan #1 dan #2 direkomendasikan hanya untuk sekali pakai. Jangan pakai untuk air hangat apalagi panas. Buang botol yang sudah lama atau terlihat baret-baret. #2. HDPE (high density polyethylene) biasa dipakai untuk botol susu yang berwarna putih susu. Sama seperti #1 PET, #2 juga direkomendasikan hanya untuk sekali pemakaian. #3. V atau PVC (polyvinyl chloride) adalah plastik yang paling sulit di daur ulang. Plastik ini bisa ditemukan pada plastik pembungkus (cling wrap), dan botol-botol. Kandungan dari PVC yaitu DEHA yang terdapat pada plastik pembungkus dapat bocor dan masuk ke makanan berminyak bila dipanaskan. PVC berpotensi berbahaya untuk ginjal, hati dan berat badan. #4. LDPE (low density polyethylene) biasa dipakai untuk tempat makanan dan botol-botol yang lembek. Barang-barang dengan kode #4 dapat di daur ulang dan baik untuk barang-barang yang memerlukan fleksibilitas tetapi kuat. Barang dengan #4 bisa dibilang tidak dapat di hancurkan tetapi tetap baik untuk tempat makanan. #5. PP (polypropylene) adalah pilihan terbaik untuk bahan plastik terutama untuk yang berhubungan dengan makanan dan minuman seperti tempat menyimpan makanan, botol minum dan terpenting botol minum untuk bayi. Karakteristik adalah biasa botol transparan yang tidak jernih atau berawan. Cari simbol ini bila membeli barang berbahan plastik.

#6. PS (polystyrene) biasa dipakai sebagai bahan tempat makan styrofoam, tempat minum sekali pakai, dll. Bahan Polystyrene bisa membocorkan bahan styrine ke dalam makanan ketika makanan tersebut bersentuhan. Bahan Styrine berbahaya untuk otak dan sistem syaraf. Selain tempat makanan, styrine juga bisa didapatkan dari asap rokok, asap kendaraan dan bahan konstruksi gedung. Bahan ini harus dihindari dan banyak negara bagian di Amerika sudah melarang pemakaian tempat makanan berbahan styrofoam termasuk negara China.

#7. Other (biasanya polycarbonate) bisa didapatkan di tempat makanan dan minuman seperti botol minum olahraga. Polycarbonate bisa mengeluarkan bahan utamanya yaitu Bisphenol-A ke dalam makanan dan minuman berpotensi merusak sistem hormon. Hindari bahan plastik Polycarbonate. Masih banyak sekali barang plastik yang tidak mencantumkan simbol-simbol ini, terutama barang plastik buatan lokal di Indonesia. Oleh karena itu, kalau anda ragu lebih baik tidak membeli. Kalaupun barang bersimbol lebih mahal, harga tersebut lebih berharga dibandingkan kesehatan keluarga kita. Pada akhirnya. Hindari penggunaan plastik apapun di Microwave. Gunakan bahan keramik, gelas atau pyrex sebagai gantinya. Hindari juga membuang sampah plastik terutama yang mengandung Bisphenol-A sembarangan karena bahan tersebut pun bisa mencemari air tanah yang pada akhirnya pun bisa mencemari air minum banyak orang.
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