Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Ever since my children were little kids I woke them up in the morning. It's not always been easy since they all love to sleep. Who doesnt? As they grow up, I hardly wake them up, since I realize that they have become their own person. But then, the essence of waking them up never stops.

As grown up, they begin to fall in love. Love has the tendency to make people sightless. Some even fall asleep and and landed in the space of dream. My daughter is not an exception. She dreams the beautiful dream of love. She truly believes that what she sees in the dream is nothing but the reality. She doesnt realize that reality will only turns into reality once you jump into it.

I try to wake her up. If only she had been the same little kid, I would have waken her up everyday. I knew that I would turn into nothing but a nuisance to her. But...alas it's so hard to make her understand that it's not for me....it's for her....

Monday, May 10, 2010


"All I he wanted to do is free literature from the tyranny of a single school of thought, to open debate"

Arrghhhh.... again another assignment to get over with. This time I have to present a chapter on methodology in culture studies, poststructuralism and postmodernism. Normally I dont really mind reading in fact I enjoy it much. But this topic is really killing me, for it shattered down the mainstream ways of thinking which focues on one objective universal approach into subjective multiple approaches. So...what is it? I dont know for definition is like a cage that controls the freedom of interpretation. So it leaves us with an open access to meaning.

One among the main thinker of this era is Derrida and his deconstruction method. Deconstruction was there as an opposition to logocentrism. Logocentrism is a metaphysical inheritence of ideas which is asserted to pervade all Western tradition from Plato onwards and gained ground in the 18th century Enlightenment movement with the birth of modernity. Such point of view offers the notion that there are some rational, global solutions and explanations, some general principles which guarantee progress in the development of knolwedge.
Deconstruction opposes such myth of grand narratives and replaces it with local and little narratives. He roposes 3 little steps in deconstruction: (1) the first one involves a destruction of the dominating picture in favour of what was hidden, dominated; (2) the second involves a destruiction of both the dominating and the dominated poles; (3) constructing a new and wider new pole.
I just wonder the interconnection between such method with the work that I'm currently dealing with. I try to translate the concept into my simple daily language of work and I'm still trying to read all the text with the 3 little steps in mind. I dont know how others find my experience but I am honestly confused.
Eghh...going back to the main topic.... it's due this Thursday...hopefully I can get it done by Wednesday.

nb: illustration is taken from http://www.qwantz.com/fanart/DerridaRoar.png

Friday, May 07, 2010

The following article is written by my daughter:

Wanita "bodoh" dan Lelaki "pintar"

wanita bodoh bukan karena dia memang bodoh..
tetapi dia bodoh bila dihadapan seorang lelaki pintar
lelaki pintar bukan karena dia memang pintar
tetapi dia pintar bila sedang berbicara dengan wanita
bodoh karena mau saja dibodohi
dan pintar karena bisa membodohi wanita
apa mau seperti itu terus
seorang wanita seharusnya bisa berusaha untuk tidak menjadi bodoh
tetapi apa daya sang lelaki terlalu pintar dan sang wanita mau saja dibodohi...
wanita tidak berusaha untuk keluar dari kebodohonnya
dan itu semakin menggampangkan kerja si lelaki
Coba kita lihat dari beberapa poin yg membedakan lelaki sekarang dan lelaki jaman dahulu
Uang :
zaman sekarang sangatt sudah terbalikk....sekarang justru si lelakilah yang MATREE...memang banyak wanita juga yang matre..tapi maksudnya adalah apakah pantas seorang pria mempunyai sikap seperti itu?? Zaman sekarang sebagian dari pasangan yang banyak mengeluarkan duit adalah sang wanita...sampai dia rela berboong kepada orang tuanya demi membayari si cowok....contoh berikutnya..coba kita perhatikan sekeliling kita...misalnya teman kita...pasti ada seorang lelaki ganteng berpacaran dengan seorang wanita gendut dan berwajah kurang menarikk....sebenarnya si pria tidak begitu menyukai sang wanita tetapi apa mau dikata kalau sang wanita tajirnya setengah mati setengah mampus
Sikap :
saya sangat dapat melihat sikap pria yang suka seenak jidatnya sendiri...contoh ini saya ambil dari kasus orang terdekat saya.....beribu-ribu kali pacarnya meambohongi dia...beribu-ribu kali dia menangis dan memaki-maki...tetapi beribu-ribu kali itu juga dia memberi maaf.....apakah itu dikatakan sayang...menurut saya itu salah...mungkin memang benar si wanita menyayangi si pria..tapi bagaiana dengan si pria...alasan apapun yg membuat dia berbohong...bohong tetaplah bohong...seharusnya apabila dia menyayangi kita walaupun susah pasti dia akan mencoba berkata jujur...

sebenarnya masih banyak contoh-contoh lain...tapi itu juga nggak begitu penting kalo dari dalam diri kita tetap tidak menyadari bahwa sang lelaki sangatlah pintar dalam membodohi sang wanita....
sadarrlahh...itu sudah merupakan tanda dari Tuhan bahwa dia bukan yang terbaik untuk kita...dari pada kita membuang waktu dan terkurung dalam satu orang lelaki yang sudah jelas menyia-nyiakan diri kita...lebih baik kita mencar orang yang jauuuhhh lebih baik untuk kita..yang memang telah Tuhan siapkan untuk kita....memang itu semua sulit...tapi akan jauhh semakin sulit untuk keluar dari permasalahan ini apabila tidak diselesaikan secara cepat.....jadi berusalah untuk lepas dari mereka dan pergilah untuk mencari yang terbaik bagi kita

IBU SRI: One in a Decade Phenomena

If the cycle of the season in Indonesia is approximately 6 months and in the four seasoned country is more or less, 3 months, the appeareance of a personality like Ibu Sri happens only once in a decade. I dont know her well. I only met her during the G20 meeting in Melbourne a couple of years ago. But somehow she has left a very deep impression. I was a public relations officer for the gigantic cubicle at that time. So, the journalists that came with me requested an opportunity to interview her. Her straightforwardness and her conceptual position was really different from most leaders. As far as my country concern, she is probably one in a decade phenomena. The entire time and space conspires with her and foster the unique, strong and smart leadership in her.

The news that broke out lately about her being appointed as one of the managing director for the World Bank has left me with a perturbed feeling. I believe I am not the only one. I am proud of her for there has never been in the history that an Indonesian is offered such a high position in an international organization. However, at the same time I feel sorry for my country. Like I said...she is one in a decade phenomena and my country didnt use the opportunity well.

Some bozos who managed to rob this country have done their utmost to get rid of her and win. We'll see, how long this bozos can stand the storm. The hot money that they earned will one day be the reason that will put them in the disgrace position.

Ibu, I dont know you in person, but from the deepest part of my heart allow me to congratulate you on your new appointment. Everything about you is nothing but a flare of success. I truly believe that the World Bank will benefit a lot from you. And I feel sorry for the fact that our country is not ready to face the concept of clean and honest government for we all still controlled by a bunch of rogues. I'm proud of you Ibu Sri !!!