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Tidur dan Kehancuran Bangsa

Posted in Out of mind. by Life Scope Press on June 15, 2011

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, kembali lagi bersama saya dengan topik kali ini:

“Tidur dan Kehancuran Bangsa”

Setelah membaca headline Surat Kabar Kompas beberapa hari yang lalu, pikiran ini tidak dapat lepas dari diri saya. Berikut headlinenya, kurang lebih seperti ini:

“Negara Mengarah Kleptokrasi”

Sejenak saya berpikir, apakah ada hubungannya antara saya dan keadaan negara yang dikatakan seperti ini?

Ternyata ada, kenyataan bahwa saya belum berusaha maksimal dalam belajar di kelas, maupun kebiasaan deadliner yang banyak terjadi. “Wah apaan hubungannya, kagak ada kaya’nya tuh?”. Penanaman kebiasaan yang awalnya sepele ternyata berujung sangat buruk di akhir. Contoh sepele deadliner: “Ah nanti aja bersihin kamarnya, toh nanti kotor lagi.”, menjadi contoh serius deadliner: “Ah nanti aja dipikirin lagi, sekarang utang aja dulu buat nalangin gedung baru, toh pemerintah ini yang bayar.”

Terus apa hubungannya tidur ama kehancuran? Karena masa liburan yang panjang, mungkin (mungkin lho) sebagian besar teman-teman punya acara jalan-jalan, pulang ke kampung halaman, maupun tiduran aja di kost atau di rumah, atau bahkan ke kampus. (download) Tapi pernah terpikirkah teman-teman, semakin kita membiarkan (acuh tak acuh) dunia luar, semakin sering berpikiran “ah yaudah si, biarin aja, nanti juga ada yang bisa beresin, ngapain gw ikut-ikutan?” semakin hancur negara kita. Asyik download sedangkan ada sebagian saudara kita yang menggunakan internet harus bergantian, dengan kecepatan sangat rendah. Tapi apa yang kita dan mereka download? Kalau mereka, artikel ilmiah, Fisika, kenapa Uranus berotasi vertikal, kalau kita apa?

“Jadilah engkau di dunia ini seolah-olah orang asing atau orang yang menyeberang jalan. Jika engkau berada di sore hari, maka janganlah engkau menunggu hingga pagi hari dan jika engkau berada di pagi hari, maka janganlah engkau menunggu hingga sore hari. Pergunakanlah waktu sehatmu untuk sakitmu dan waktu hidupmu untuk waktu matimu.”

(HR. al-Bukhari)

Terus apa hubungannya tidur ama kehancuran? Coba bayangkan jika teman-teman tidur dari pagi hari sampai sore hari. Sekitar 10 jam teman-teman hilangkan, membiarkan negara hancur! Coba pergi ke toko buku, beli buku apa gitu. Coba buka internet, cari artikel-artikel aneh yang menarik dibandingkan dengan menanti setia di depan social networking sampai senja menjelang, atau tidur seharian.

“Anda yang sekarang akan sama seperti Anda yang lima tahun mendatang kecuali untuk dua hal; orang-orang yang Anda temui dan buku-buku yang Anda baca.”

– dari Charles “Tremendous” Jones, Presiden Direktur Life Management Services, Inc.

Berlatih dikurangi tidurnya, kalau ternyata gejala masih berlanjut, segera periksa ke dokter 🙂 Pastikan hari-hari anda tidak lewat begitu saja. Saya percaya anda bisa melewati masa-masa sulit anda. Saya percaya anda bisa. Saya percaya karena anda bisa 🙂

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Computer Festival 2011: Here we come!

Posted in Out of mind. by Life Scope Press on April 30, 2011

Dear readers, please raise your hand when you know the Computer Festival 2011! :)

Compfest 2011

Yes, The Computer Festival 2011, held by Faculty of Computer Science, Universitas Indonesia, the one you must attend. This is very interesting event; consists of mainly competition and exhibition, starting from programming, blogging, game design, community forum, and of course, entertainment! You can visit http://www.compfest2011.com :)

You can contact me for getting any further information. We’ll be waiting for you at SMESCO, Jakarta, Indonesia. I’ll be happy to show you the way :)

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Dibalik Sayap

Posted in Out of mind. by Life Scope Press on December 28, 2010

Dirinya melihat dari jauh, jauh sekali, mungkin di ujung Indonesia.
Dari balik layar televisi, sambil memegangi antena agar semut tidak menyerang layar televisi.
Beralaskan tanah, bersama kawan-kawan di seantero daerah.
Dirinya tak peduli nyamuk menggigit, auta*n selalu jadi sambit.
Merasakan apa yang mereka rasakan, apa yang mereka sedihkan.
Apa yang mereka rasakan, di negeri orang.
Turut kesal, hingga lengan terasa gemetar.

Mereka tak peduli kata orang, tak boleh main bola di kandang orang.
Sandal jepit pun jadi gawang, tak ada sendal jepit, antena televisi pun jadi.
Bola plastik usang yang kadang membuat tendangan jadi pisang,
ah, permainan anak-anak itu sungguh mengundang rindu.
Di saat permainan tak jadi sasaran emosi.
Di saat permainan tak jadi sasaran politisi.
Di saat permainan tak jadi acuan ambisi.

Malam tiba, walau esok hari harus mengembara menjelajah hutan untuk sampai ke sekolah,
Semangat mereka tak kunjung padam, tak terperdaya oleh dukungan semu.
Ya, mereka, seolah hilang oleh hingar bingar megahnya teknologi kota.
Tak peduli teknologi, tak peduli sensasi, tak peduli kritisi.

Karena suporter sejati, tak pernah mati.

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Ya, mereka, di pelosok, di ujung Indonesia, dan di bawah khatulistiwa.
Semangat Tim Garuda, kami di sini begitu bersemangat menyemangatimu,
tak seperti mereka yang membawa identitas, namun loyo ketika engkau terjatuh!
Semangat untuk Tim Garuda, dengan bola plastik dan antena televisi ini, niscaya kami mendo’akanmu dari sini!
Kami percaya, Tim Garuda bisa! Biarlah gigitan nyamuk itu hilang di antara sayapmu!

-486 🙂

Tebet “Grand” Station

Posted in Train Stations in Indonesia by Life Scope Press on November 21, 2010

Alhamdulillah i’m able to write down here again, it’s been a long time since the last time i wrote. In this moment i’ll bring you Tebet Station, the main station in South Jakarta. Some says that this station life, and some says that this station never get silent in daytime. Here i’ll show you the picture from my friend, Resti:

Sideview of Tebet Station, from Jakarta station yard.

I regularly get my train to UI from here, Tebet Station. This station always busy as usual. In the morning, this station is full with working people and scholar from many university around Depok, Lenteng Agung, or grocery distributor that has finished their tasks in Jakarta region. Just now that this station is full with item-seller, from perfume, newspaper, and VCD that is not genuine. Drink stalls, Lontong Sayur stalls, enrich the stalls vocabulary.

There also exists some of unique things in this station. From river down the station, Pakuan Express tickets for UI station that costs only 6000 rupiah, (different from its neighbour, to Bogor, 9000) night-child playing with the train; braves the danger of the train brings, and so many things you wouldn’t even find in others 🙂 I have an unforgettable experience with this station, that night I take the last train. I get down from the train and let the train went first before I got across the railway. The train starts to go slowly, as the train went faster then I heard some crowds from my back. When the train already left the station, I see one woman standing above the railway; seemed she had fallen from the train but alhamdulillah she’s ok, and I also see one man lying down the station yard. People claimed he was a stealer so they brought him to the police station just beside the station. The person hasn’t yet be proved as a stealer, but some people, provocated by another man that yelling he’s a stealer, kicked him and try to give punch on him. I didn’t even know the main reason, but provocation do its best to make others suudzhon. (bad thinking)

Until this time (of course not today, today is sunday 🙂 ) I still use this station as a departing station. Alhamdulillah that the station-officials do their best to this station, and I also thanked to the announcer, which endures his/her boredom and tiredness to give the passenger great information. Thank you, Tebet Station. Glory to you always, be the winner. Jazakallah 🙂

Genta Signs

Posted in Train Stations in Indonesia by Life Scope Press on July 9, 2010

After long period of not updating my blog, i’ll give my best for you.

Here i come with new topic, Genta Sign. Maybe some of you haven’t realized this train sign yet, because it’s no longer used majorly in train transportation in Jabodetabek. I’ll show you the picture.

Example of Genta Sign

picture taken from: http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt105/TukangBengkel/Keretapi/CCL_PJL_02.jpg


Do you see the cylindrical tube that wearing a hat beside the train crossing’s guardian office? It is called Genta Signs. Those signs are used to inform the people the direction of the train that is about to cross. How do they inform us? The Genta Signs inform us by ringing its bells once, twice, and so on. The frequency of its bells inform us. For example, for one ringing, the train come from south. Then, the two ringings, the train come from north, and so on. When the bell rings frequently, there must be a checking from railway engineer or a danger that two trains are facing each other and get closer.

Nowadays, the use of Genta Signs is decreasing as the neighbouring station must already have telephone services to contact each other. However, Genta Signs are still being used in some place, like train railways between Solo and Semarang.

That’s all i can share about Genta Signs. Hope your knowledge growing up by reading mine 🙂

Solo Balapan Station

Posted in Train Stations in Indonesia by Life Scope Press on January 24, 2010

West View of Solo Balapan StationInside the station view

This time, in my journey through Central Java, i visited this station. This is an old fashioned station, amazing me a lot. When i visited this station on the morning of 12th of January 2010, this station is relatively quiet, very quiet. In Solo, there is two major station that i’ve ever heard, they are Solo Balapan and Solo Jebres Station.  I haven’t ever been to Solo Jebres Station, so maybe insya Allah next time i’ll tell you if i visit it 🙂

Northern Platform 1

Solo Balapan Station has two platforms, north platform (7 lines) and south platform (5 lines). The south one is located inside the station, which means this platform has roof. In this platform there’s also drink and handkerchief sellers, old womans wearing blue clothes and long-javanese skirt. They are all very hospitable, that’s why I love this station so much.

In the north platform, this one doesn’t have roof so it will be wet if the weather is raining. The north platform is usually used for handling trains that carry materials, like cements, stones, etc. This station also has a place to store locomotive or trains. Finally my train comes, Banyubiru Express. See you in the other time, stay with Life Scope Press 🙂

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Tanah Abang Station

Posted in Train Stations in Indonesia by Life Scope Press on December 24, 2009

I took this picture on my first visit to Tanah Abang Station, which happened accidentally 🙂

On my first visit, i really surprised because this station was big in size, i could compare this station to Jatinegara or Gambir station. For the first time i was little confused because it was the first time i arrived on a station that standing out on the first floor. (i have to go upstairs to reach the main area) I thought that this station is a transit station, just like Manggarai, Tanah Abang station sells train tickets to many destination. Serpong, Tangerang, Angke, Bogor, Bekasi are some of the destinations. I also found an uncommon thing, it had a depo (depo is somewhat similar like hanggar on airport) that had diesel train. The diesel locomotive that it had was an old one.

On the main area, i found many stalls and hospitable station’s gate guardian. Maybe someday you want to go there, so be careful and have a nice day on your trip 🙂

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Tanjung Barat Station

Posted in Train Stations in Indonesia by Life Scope Press on December 24, 2009

Day by day, i’m going by train, passing through each of the station. Dirt, polution, some good smells 🙂 are the homeworks that the train developer must finish. Street musicians, walk-around-seller, wallet-stealer are the things that minimize the comfortability of a station should give. Against all odds, i found a very clean station, maybe the cleanest of all. This station is named Tanjung Barat Station, located between Pasar Minggu and Lenteng Agung Station. This station is orange-coloured with CCTV and signs for passenger. This station is quite nice with huge space just beside the station. My father said to me that those space are used for peoples’ driving exercise. Amuse? Visit Tanjung Barat Station! 🙂

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Jakarta – Bogor – Depok – Tangerang – Serpong – Bekasi Map

Posted in Train Stations in Indonesia by Life Scope Press on December 24, 2009

Hello! I’ve got this picture a few months ago. You can use this to guide your way through Jakarta, without getting lost.

I got this from KRLMania site 🙂

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Pondok Cina Station

Posted in Train Stations in Indonesia by Life Scope Press on November 18, 2009

Pondok Cina View

I usually visit Pondok Cina Station when i go home. That station is very nice, but unproper care from its officer made this station seems dirty. There are about 8 stalls that sells many kinds of things. From food, drink, train ticket (of course haha). It is closer to go to Balairung by stopping at Pondok Cina Station rather than University of Indonesia Station.

When rain comes, you should prepare yourself with jacket or umbrella although this station has roof. Why? Because this station has a short-width roof, the pouring water will still hit you. But this station — has its own secret even though so many people say that it was just an ordinary station.

Economic, Air Conditioned Economic stops at this station, all days. But for Pakuan Express or Depok Express (to Bogor or Depok) somewhat they stop but not as intense as Economic and Air Conditioned Economic class. There are also Tanah Abang Express and Jakarta Kota Express.

This station has its own fashioned guitarist (in Indonesia: Pengamen Keren). They were well-clothed, somewhat similar to Western Country Guitarist. They’re playing great. I often wondered when i can study guitar from them. Besides guitarists, there’s also criminal, so you should be aware of this. Finally, which i can not forget, the moment the half-lady come. I have experienced traumatic with them 🙂 so if you can, walk away to another section of station or hide somewhere inside your bag 🙂 if you don’t, you wouldn’t expect what they will do for you 🙂

So, visit Pondok Cina Station!

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