Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Impact of Social Networking and the Online World on Indonesian Culture

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The Impact of Social Networking and the Online World on Indonesian Culture

Being in a social networking website is like living in a village. People share thoughts, emotions, and news. It’s more than entertaining thing which physical distances and time don’t matter. Still, interactions can occur on a global scale, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. It means we do something from local to global engagement. Imagine what happens if people come together making a mass collaboration through the online world?

Realize it or not, by join the social networking websites, we have a huge chance to show ourselves, Indonesia. This is really a high time for us to get a name, to get more attention, and to get more love for our lovely land Indonesia. Besides to let the world knows about Indonesia, it can be used to strengthen the existence of Indonesia, and to run a modern movement for good cause.

Indonesia is well known to the world. From what’s happening now in our country, we can spread it all over the world by mention it on our webpage or social networking sites. Exactly it will run visibly for people to read and know on the net. There are many examples where news and information are firstly known from online world before it appears on other media like television, radio, or newspaper. For instance, the tags and hashtags about Iran election and the entertainment news about the dead of Michael Jackson and Mbah Surip (an Indonesian reggae musician). The online world offers fast news-update. Thus, people know globally what happens right now.

Indonesia exists as a good and rich country and that’s why we can show it up through the online world. We can promote about our country to the world. Tell them about our beauty, lands, beaches, hills, where people can go hiking, camping, surfing, relaxing, and even learning traditional dances, martial arts, language, or just tasting our foods and getting a traditional massage. Besides, the most important thing is to claim what we belong. So that nobody can steal them from us. We were completely sad and angry when a few months ago our neighbor claimed our stuff and won our islands through the international court, weren’t we?

The last is to make a movement for a good cause which means we do our words. It happens to support our government and to invite Indonesian to hold hands together and not to be afraid of anything which has tried to put us down. For instance, lately there’s Indonesia Unite, a movement which has shown upright to beat the terrorism issue that has attacked our country. It brought up Indonesian together and already became number one trending topic on (a social networking site where #indonesiaunite first appeared). It made people around the world knew this movement and supported us. From celebs to common people, we are together to be a unity. Another example is adapting global to our local culture. These things are modern kebaya, casual batik, modern keroncong, wedding gown with traditional taste, assimilate the food recipes, and many more. This is what we call real life impact; truly happens in our life and brings benefits to our culture. The majority interaction on the social networking and online world is mainly for leisure but with little means an individual rendezvous can grow to a larger and useful campaign and life.

Monday, August 17, 2009

To 64th Independence Day of Indonesia From Me

This is not a party,
Where we can get naughty
But we are supposed to get through to our majesty
Because today is as sweet as candy...

It's okay, we don't get an A
At least we still try everyday
We still stand strong with our pray
Struggle more like an essence of clay,
Though hard to say some of us still chew the hay...

O'buddy, please don't talk ratty
Either act unpleasant to lose our dignity
We are not some kind of hypocrisy
In fact, we play the role of equality,
And this is our duty
To prove that we formed a unity
We must be happy
From now on, we are the priority...

Happy 64th Independence Day Indonesia, my beloved country !

- Amelia, your generation -

Thursday, August 13, 2009

4:1 and ginga

This is not my intention to make it overstatement
I do what I want to do,
and I feel what I really truly feel,
Thus I am, now, typing what, I guess, I cannot handle to keep in...

Let me get it out
Because nobody could blame my statement
Because there's my human rights, still
Because this is my blog ;)

It swings me
It kicks,
It rolls, I am upside-down
The music is what I love, trad and quirky
and never I was interested to it,
I had never.
Try it and tired
as same as what I do with the jump
my world,
So I don't cheat my self,
I never wanted to,
I am honest to what I am doing

silly, thou...
I bet I am in love with them,
lose control while wanna try more,
I can just sit and I can't
Oh my....

I should not stop doing these,
maybe when busy comes- just manage the time to fit to keep moving,
I am a stupid geek
never exclaimed and people know nothing,
so what?

That France's art of movement and that Brazil's art of fighting,
and yes! you know what I mean...

P.S: just laugh if you think I'm a freaky weirdo, about this :)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Letak Kecantikan Wanita

Untuk membentuk bibir yang menawan, ucapkanlah kata-kata kebaikan.
Untuk mendapatkan mata yang indah, carilah kebaikan pada setiap orang yang anda jumpai.
Untuk mendapatkan bentuk badan yang langsing, bagikanlah makanan dengan mereka yang kelaparan.
Untuk mendapatkan rambut yang indah, mintalah seorang anak kecil untuk menyisirnya dengan jemarinya setiap hari.
Untuk mendapatkan sikap tubuh yang indah, berjalanlah dengan segala ilmu pengetahuan, dan anda tidak akan pernah berjalan sendirian.

Manusia, jauh melebihi segala ciptaan lain. Perlu senantiasa berubah, diperbaharui, dibentuk kembali, dan diampuni. Jadi, jangan pernah kecilkan seseorang dari hati anda. Apabila anda sudah melakukan semuanya itu, ingatlah senantiasa. Jika suatu ketika anda memerlukan pertolongan, akan senantiasa ada tangan terulur. Dan dengan bertambahnya usia anda, anda akan semakin mensyukuri telah diberi dua tangan, satu untuk menolong diri anda sendiri dan satu lagi untuk menolong orang lain.

Kecantikan wanita bukan terletak pada pakaian yang dikenakan, bukan pada bentuk tubuh, atau cara dia menyisir rambutnya.
Kecantikan wanita terdapat pada mata, cara dia memandang dunia. Karena di matanya terletak gerbang menuju ke setiap hati manusia, di mana cinta dapat berkembang.

Kecantikan wanita bukan pada kehalusan wajah.

Tetapi pada kecantikan yang murni, terpancar pada jiwanya, yang dengan penuh kasih memberikan perhatian dan cinta dia berikan.

Dan kecantikan itu akan tumbuh sepanjang waktu.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


I am a dishonest person
A dishonest man that you can trust to be dishonest
Honestly, it's the honest one that you want to watch out for...
Because you can never predict when I'm going to do something incredibly...

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