If you lose a part of your body, you still have other parts

December 2, 2009

Have you heard of some people that lost some parts of their body because of a disease, an accident, or landmine explosion? Many people lost some parts of their body because doctors had to do amputation on them. Some others lost them because of accidents on street. And some others – particularly in conflict countries such as Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, and Afghanistan – lost them because of bomb blast or landmine explosion.

Those people certainly never hoped and imagined that they had to lose some parts of their body. But they had no other choice. They lost their hands, arms, feet, or legs. We know that some of them even have to live without any part of legs, because they lost all parts of them – from the foot toes to the thighs. Some others have to live without any part of arms. Even some others have to live without both legs and arms.

How can they stand that terrible condition? They are certainly strong people – those who don’t give up continuing their life despite that bad fate. We have to respect and be proud of their accepting the fate without any desperation. They don’t commit suicide. They even promise themselves to do their best. Yes, some of them even succeeded to make great things that normal people could not make them. This fact means that losing some parts of their body is not an obstacle at all for them  to do their best. Read the rest of this entry »


Pros and Cons of National Exam (Unas)

November 30, 2009

One of the most discussed headlines on newspapers and television screen these days is the endless pros and contras of National Exam (Unas). The previous administration insisted that National Exam had to be held. However, a group of students and parents has recently filed a lawsuit against the government at the Central Jakarta District Court, seeking to eliminate National Exam. The suit accused the state of denying the students the right to an education because they were unable to attend university after failing National Exam.

After a marathon of law process, The Supreme Court finally issued a rule demanding the government to take steps to improve the quality of education before another national exam can be administered. The latest news I heard said that the government insisted that National Exam will be held this year. I guess the government made the decision because they considered that it is the best to do as National Exam should be held after a while whereas there has not been any better substitute for the recent version of National Exam. Furthermore, if the government eliminated National Exam this year without any substitute, it also would be a foolish decision.

No matter what the government’s decision, I really respect their quick decision. We all need certainty within a very short period of time for preparing the exam. The condition could be worse if the government put off the decision. Read the rest of this entry »

What would you do in spare time?

November 29, 2009

How much spare time do you have in a week? Each of us certainly has his own answer. No matter what your answer, I am sure no one doesn’t have spare time. No matter how busy someone is, he certainly still has spare time, although not as much as those who are not busy persons.

Now I have a question for you. What do you usually do to spend your spare time? Watching televison? Playing computer games or PlayStation? Surfing on the internet? Playing with your Facebook? Hanging out with your friends? Having rest on your bed? Or what?

In this short article, I will show you that how wisely you spend your spare time will make big difference in your life.

Prophet Muhammad pbuh said that spare time is one of two gifts (from God) that are usually not spent well by people – and the second gift is health. It means that it’s commonly not easy for the people to wisely spend their spare time. Why? There may be so many reasons. That the people tend to have fun and do something that is no use in their spare time may be one of the reasons. Anyway, if you want to be a person that is different and distinguished from most people, what you can do is spending your time wisely. That way, you will make advantage over others. Read the rest of this entry »

Do it now!

November 27, 2009

I am convinced that all of you have ever felt under pressure because of deadline. In such condition, you have very limited time to do your job, or you have so many things to do that the time you have is not adequate.

When we were students, our teachers often gave us home works. Actually there was enough time to do the home works without being in a hurry. The teachers usually gave us at least one week to do the home works. However, students are always students. We just put off doing the home works. As a result, we had to do them in the last minutes – probably 30 minutes before the class began. That was like a sheep running away from a wolf, or a thief from a policeman.

The question emerging is whether we still have such bad habits now. If the answer is yes, it means we can not learn from our experiences. It is certainly not easy to get rid of bad habits. A habit is something that we often or usually do. We are used to it. As a result, we have to make effort to change any of our habits. But don’t worry. There’s a will, there’s a way. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to My Blog

March 12, 2008

This is the first post of my personal blog. I’d like to say: “Welcome to my nice, unique blog. I hope you can take many benefits from this blog.” Here, I write everything I want. Yes, I write because I want to. To be easily browsed, I put my posts into many categories as you can see them in the sidebar.

What I really want from you is that you visit this blog, read the posts, take some benefits, and give any comments to the posts. On the other hand, I also hope to visit yours, so we can ‘take and give’ each other. Hopefully…