Archive for Category ‘Idea’

Anakku, Berjuanglah dan Majukanlah Indonesia!

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Daftar Presiden dan Wakil Presiden Republik Indonesia
Keramaian Pilkada DKI 2017 semakin memarakkan pembagian gambar dan tautan di facebook. Kita bisa lihat bersama 2 pendapat berbeda mengenai memilih Ahok bagi umat Islam. Sebagai Non-Muslim, tentunya saya tidak akan berpendapat apapun mengenai hal itu. Saya tidak berhak dan tidak perlu juga sok tahu. Saya menghormati keputusan setiap orang untuk berjalan sesuai kepercayaan masing-masing, dalam konteks ini bagi Muslim yang mau memilih Ahok walaupun dia Non-Muslim maupun yang tidak mau memilih Ahok karena dia Kafir. Yang pasti, di balik setiap pilihan tetap ada konsekuensi. Saya hanya ingin sedikit berbagi mengenai dampaknya bagi saya pribadi.

Saya bukanlah orang yang terlahir dengan bakat memimpin. Sebagai anak bungsu dari 5 bersaudara, saya terbiasa menjadi pengikut. Saat SMP kelas 1 dulu ada pengalaman yang sampai sekarang tidak bisa saya lupakan. Di pemilihan ketua kelas, terpilihlah teman saya yang kebetulan seagama dengan saya. Saat itu saya tidak ada pemikiran apapun mengenai perbedaan agama dan saya yakin banyak teman-teman di kelas juga sama. Sampai terjadi perkembangan yang mengejutkan, seorang teman Muslim menyampaikan keberatannya dipimpin oleh agama lain sampai meminta dukungan guru untuk menganulir pemilihan sebelumnya berdasarkan alasan tersebut. Walaupun tidak terjadi konflik panjang, pengalaman pertama ini cukup membuat saya terkejut.

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Dahlan Iskan, Jokowi dan Ahok

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Dahlan IskanAda apa dengan 3 nama ini? Inilah 3 nama pertama yang mengembalikan keyakinan saya bahwa masih ada harapan untuk indonesia. Kalau saya coba ingat-ingat, sejak kecil saya sudah tidak ada niat untuk jadi PNS atau sejenisnya. Walaupun sebenarnya kalau mau belum tentu juga diterima πŸ˜› tapi saya sudah terlanjur apatis dengan sistem yg ada. Saya melihat arus deras dan memutuskan untuk tidak lompat ke dalamnya. Bahkan setelah adanya reformasi, yg saya lihat sebagai rakyat biasa kondisi justru seperti makin memburuk. Mungkin bisa dbilang seperti kelompok mafia yang kehilangan godfather-nya, malah berantakan dan tidak terkendali. Tidak perlu melihat sampai mereka yg korupsi besar-besaran, dari hal-hal kecil saja masih terasa di banyak kantor-kantor pemerintahan.

Sampai kira-kira sekitar 3 tahun lalu, saya yg asyik sendiri dan tidak terlalu peduli dengan urusan pemerintahan apalagi politik tiba-tiba mendapatkan angin segar. Saya sebagai blogger ga niat suatu hari menemukan blog yang sangat menarik, Catatan Dahlan Iskan. Melihat gaya beliau yang jauh berbeda dari umumnya pejabat memberi secercah harapan buat perbaikan bangsa. Saya hanya mulai dari sekedar membaca blog tersebut sekali-sekali, lalu mengikuti berita-berita dan akhirnya menemukan grup fb GERAKAN RAKYAT DAN FACEBOOKER MENDUKUNG DAHLAN ISKAN JADI PRESIDEN. Kalau tidak salah ingat waktu join dulu namanya belum seperti sekarang, karena saya sempat bingung waktu namanya berubah dan saya tidak ingat join grup dengan nama baru tersebut. Tapi tidak apa-apa, saya juga akan sangat senang kalau “abah” jadi presiden (begitu beliau banyak dpanggil oleh pengagumnya).

Lalu pada pemilihan kepala daerah DKI kemarin saya menemukan 2 nama baru (baru buat saya), yaitu Jokowi dan Ahok. Walaupun tidak yakin bisa ikut memilih karena sedang berdomisili di daerah lain, sebagai pemegang ktp jakarta saya merasa penasaran. Saya coba cari informasi mengenai kedua nama tersebut. Dari hasil pencarian saya, saya menemukan peristiwa yang saya anggap fenomenal pada keduanya:

  • Jokowi memenangkan pilkada periode keduanya di Surakarta (Solo) dengan total suara melebihi 90%
  • Ahok yang notabene keturunan Tionghoa dan beragama Kristen memenangkan pilkada Belitung Timur yang mayoritas memeluk agama Islam

Saya percaya ada makna besar di balik kedua peristiwa tersebut, karena kepercayaan masyarakat di kedua daerah tersebut tidak mungkin tanpa alasan. Setelah mencari informasi tambahan, saya temukan juga bahwa mereka memiliki banyak kesamaan. Beberapa di antaranya ialah pentingnya jaminan kesehatan dan pendidikan untuk rakyat, keterbukaan dalam mengelola pemerintahan dan sepak terjangnya yang terlihat jauh dari kepentingan pribadi apalagi golongan tertentu. Sikap dan bahasa tubuhnyapun sangat berbeda dengan pejabat pada umumnya mengingatkan saya kepada orang pertama yang memberikan saya harapan, Dahlan Iskan. Darah saya mulai memanas, saya melihat kesempatan untuk Indonesia yang lebih baik semakin besar, terlebih setelah mereka akhirnya menang.

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How to Say Dont to My Children?

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I haven’t made any survey nor having any real statistic report, but I believe that this is a question that tickles any parents in the whole world in all era. In the end, each parent will find their own answer and we can even see them as live examples all around us.

I don’t believe there is a right or wrong answer for this question. What’s work for a child might not work for another. So I’ll just share how I try to answer this question. I always try to put myself in somebody elses shoes before starting to judge them. So by instinct I would just do the same when I interact with my children.

I think you should know that I’m not an experienced parent. I currently only have a 2.5 years old boy and an upcoming new baby at the end of this year. But hey, you could have 20 children and still not doing it right every time. You can’t wait until you have lots of children and learn from each children for years, it would have been too late until you finally find your perfect answer. Well, I believe we already have the necessary experience. Don’t forget that we were once children (as a matter a fact we’re still are). We should use our own experience as a child. The key is not to copy it, but to learn from it. What was our parents method and how did we react to it.

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Valentine’s Day Plus One

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Valentine's Gift from LexYesterday is what many people know as Valentine’s Day (VD). Honestly, I don’t know a lot about it until I read it today in Wiki. All I know was VD should be the day when ones celebrate their love with a special person in their life. Spending a special time together in a special way. For some people it’s also a chance to give a gift of love, where flowers and chocolate is usually the most common alternative.

Well, now I know that the name Valentine itself doesn’t have any romantic history. Beside the fact that people still celebrate it on Feb 14th, the celebration of VD nowadays hasn’t got any relevance to its origin. Some other countries has adapted VD celebration to their own version, not sure if this is a result of a social assimilation or just an end product of commercialization. Yet, some countries/people still see VD as a christian day. This has caused the celebration of this day is prohibited in some countries/area.

Tonight, I’m not going to debate about should or should you not celebrate VD. Beside, VD is already a few hours behind (here). I’d just like to remind myself, that from today I only have 320 days left of this year (2011). That’s considering The End of Days isn’t coming anytime soon πŸ˜› Anyway, I don’t have any choice with what I should have done in the past, but I’ll always have a choice with I should do in these next 320 days.

It never really matters if today is VD, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Children’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, Best Friends’ Day or just an ordinary day. What matter is as long as I have love, for God, family, parents, siblings, relatives, friends or anyone, then I have enough reason to celebrate today πŸ™‚

Well, happy any day to all of you! πŸ˜‰
Love, Sahat Tambunan

The Curious Case of Blog Sahat Tambunan

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I can’t remember when I started blogging and I also can’t remember why. Taking a glance at my archives link in this blog, I notice that I started blogging here since March 2007. However I didn’t start my first blog here, I started blogging on friendster. So friendster is the one that introduce me to blogging. Again I take a glance at my archives link, but this time in my previous blog in friendster. Well, well, what do u know, now I remember that my first post is in 2005 and here is the content:

Hari ini, Jumat, 9 September 2005, 18.17, Pertama…

Hahaha, a very simple first post (^^) Anyway, now I know that at 9 September 2011, I would have been blogging for 6 years. Ah wait, I almost forgot. I have my blog connected to my facebook on October 2008. So everything I posted on my blog since then was also automatically posted on my facebook notice a few hours later. For all these, I personally like to thanks Friendster, WordPress and Facebook for giving me the chance to share by easy blogging.

My blogging life is not actually such a cool thing. I’m not a famous blogger that can have hundreds of comments in every post. I’m also not actively posting through these years. I’m not a great writer who can always provide entertaining posts. But hey wait a minute! Now I remember why I started it. It’s because I like sharing. Sharing thoughts, knowledges, experiences, ideas, new information and sometimes just sharing what I feel. I never hope to get famous (though I wouldn’t have rejected it have I had the chance πŸ˜› hehe).

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3 Simple Steps to Detect Hoax

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Many of us still easily believe in any article or story we read/watch/listen. We don’t even try to find out first whether it’s worth believing. These behavior would make us a very delicious prey for hoaxes. Just in case you’re not sure what hoax is, Wiki describe it as “a deliberately fabricated falsehood made to masquerade as truth” or if I may say in my own terms, Hoax is a lie spreaded intentionally as a fact to deceive others.

With current technology, hoaxes could be easily spreaded in many formats: Email, Blog, Websites, Instant Messenger, Text Messages (SMS), Facebook Status, anything. The only limitation for hoax growth is the creativity of the creator. So bad response gone worse, we might not stop in just believing it but even help spreading them to family and friends.

Many hoaxes don’t feel harmful, some might feel very helpful, and some might even make us think that it’s better to pass this information regardless the accountable of the information. However, the end result could end up worst than we could possibly imagine. We might inadvertently affect ones habit, fears, mindset or even believes. This is made possible because most hoax will provoke our emotions and made us feel something. They made us feel sad, angry, happy, dissapointed, afraid or even touch the sensitive parts of our life like religion or the people we loved. They must have learned that many people lost their common sense once they let their emotion take over.

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Love and the journey of life

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Hari ini waktu lagi cari2 note tiba2 nemu file lama yg isinya seperti di bawah ini…

Love and the journey of life

in my search of love, i’ve failed
in the journey of life, i lost faith
years of life, searching for one
only to find, the love behind

in your search of love, you cried
in the journey of life, you seek light
living your life, wondering why
never find the one, your love you

in our search of love, We sacrificed
in our journey of life, did we find the one?

until love, finally found us…

Udah lupa waktu nulis dulu lagi mikirin apaan, jadi udah lupa juga artinya apaan. Di coba baca2 lagi jg masih tetep aja bingung πŸ˜› hehe, au ah. Berhubung belum sempet bikin post baru jd post iseng2 dulu aja deh (^_^)