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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New window is open!

Are you often listen to the radio? How about when you studying abroad and different language you need a friend from where are you from? It is no more a problem for Indonesian students, because they have a radio across the globe with Indonesian language, it is Radio PPI Dunia. PPI is Indonesian students united in for students whom studying in other countries. And now, lets check my interview with one announcer of Radio PPI Dunia! She is a new inspiring person for us! enjoy fellas...


Biodata
Name : Raras Tyasnurita
Age : 24
School : National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST)
Programme : Master in Industrial Management
Semester / year : 3/ 2
Twitter : @rarast
Describe yourself :
Iam an ordinary woman who want to tribute unordinary usefull thing for others. Iam a student, a lecturer, a wife, and a daughter who has passion to create a better information systems for humanlife. I fill my leisure time by reading inspiring literature and folktales from all over the world. My world is colourfull with purple accesories, start a day with green tea, and show my happiness with chocolate.


Hi, Raras, what are you doing lately?
Doing my thesis
Would you tell us about you in general?
Iam a woman who always feel excited about a new thing in context of education, culture, and literature.
You are announcer in Radio PPI Dunia, can you tell us when the first time you join and how was it?
october 2010. I found that there was no program in Radio PPI Dunia which review about literature then I applied as an announcer and bring literature program.
What are benefits and disadvantages being announcer in Radio PPI Dunia for you?
benefits : i know about broadcasting world especially the technology behind,
i can practice myself to speak in front of listeners,
i get many friends all over the world,
i know the latest news, music, and trend. It make me be creative more day by day.
no disadvantages because Radio PPI Dunia always give you something :)
Is there any unforgetable moment as announcer in Radio PPI Dunia? Would you share it with us?
sometimes in the middle of nowhere, new friends will recognize me and tell their positive comments about my topics. It make me full of gratitude that I can do something nice for others
By the way, why you decided to studying abroad? What's motivated you?
Iam an open minded person with high curiousity to see the world so that I can learn many things. I always love English class and studying abroad for sure can make me more fluent in Foreign language. My study background in Information System motivate me to learn from the experts and I choose Taiwan for that.
Are you going with scholarship or self finance? (If with scholarship, what scholarship is it, and how hard is it?)
Scholarship.
NTUST Scholarship
I try hard to get scholarship for studying abroad and I did this for one year. I visited some studying abroad fair, took English course and test, and join scholarship mailing list.
Please tell us about your experiences and opinion as a foreign student?
It is good to be an International student. In Taiwan, International Student can be free of charge to visit International Exhibition. Being an International student also motivate you to show your best in class because usually you become the minority and easily recognized by Professor.
What Are you really like from the country where you studying? And why?
The public service. I like travelling and in Taiwan, I never get lost or spend a lot of money for doing this hobby. Public transportation (MRT, Bus) are very convenient with English translation. Besides, many tourism place is free of charge.
Would you mind giving us some tips or message if we want to study abroad or dreaming to study abroad?
Be brave for dreaming and focus to reach it. Be more active to expand your friends network and add your skill. You will realize that there's nothing waste in life learning.

Thank you Raras for a loveable interview. Success with your study!
So guys, why still confused to studying abroad and become one of radio PPI crews?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Pen-di-di-kan!

Kata orang pendidikan itu penting, apalagi kalau mau merubah keadaan yang buruk menjadi lebih baik. Tapi, kok mau mengecam bangku pendidikan saja, kok, susahnya naujubilah minzalik, alias susah teramat sangat nian dan sekali. Bayar sekolah mahal, beli buku mahal, biaya inui-itu mahal. Yang enggak mahal cuma berkhayal. Sayang, berkhayal tok enggak menghasilkan harga murah.

Beberapa bulan yang lalu, waktu ikutan nonton live di studio salah satu stasiun TV swasta yang memelihara burung elang, talk show paling yahut soal Indonesia dari berbagai sisi, aku menyaksikan orangtua seorang anak yang bunuh diri karena enggak bisa kembali bersekolah. Padahal hanya butuh 25.000 rupiah perbulannya, tapi untuk makan saja perut sering melilit. Hina dan caci dari teman-teman di bekas sekolahnya pun sudah diabaikan demi pen-di-di-kan.

Banyak juga kasus lain, anak-anak yang punya semangat tinggi dan berkehidupan dalam garis kemiskinan, sehabis sekolah kerja keras di jalanan demi mendapat uang untuk sekolah. Semakin hari semakin banyak, semakin susah mendapatkan uang. Makin banyak yang harus putus sekolah.

Belum lagi, sekolah negeri yang dibawahi pemerintah bukannya justru membantu rakyat malah justru menyengsarakan jua. Bagaimana tidak, bayaran dan iurannya juga sama mahal dengan swasta menengah, padahal fasilitas jauh lebih buruk. Guru-gurunya pun terkadang berbuat culas, dengan bermodal statement "ngajar atau enggak pun tetap digaji." Ya, bahkan saya mengalaminya sendiri ketika di SMA.

Sedangkan, cukup banyak sekolah swasta yang bisa memberikan keringanan buat mereka yang berada di garis kesulitan finansial. Sebenarnya, banyak juga sekolah negeri yang memberi keringanan namun tidak sebesar swasta. Umumnya hanya uang pangkal, namun iuran bulanannya tetap sama, berat. Pada hakikatnya, sekolah negeri adalah sekolah yang semestinya mensejahterakan rakyat.

Pendidikan yang lagi-lagi katanya penting, yang menjadi harapan tonggak perubahan bangsa di masa depan, kok kesannya eksklusif? Kemajuan zaman diingkari dengan keotoriteran para pengajar. Memang tidak semua, tapi mayoritas, menerapkan "guru selalu benar." Ada guru-guru yang tidak mau minta maaf pada muridnya ketika beliau bersalah. Ada guru-guru yang menghakimi muridnya tanpa memberikan kesempatan muridnya untuk memberi penjelasan. Ada yang tidak mau menerima masukkan dari siswa-siswinya.

Di balik sisi buruknya pendidikan di Indonesia, ada banyak juga sisi baiknya. Dimana ada guru-guru yang tak mengenal lelah meski daya dan upaya tidak membawakan kesejahteraan lahir. Menempuh jarak yang jauh, memiliki benda dan harta yang sedikit, meninggal rumah dalam terang bulan dan kembali bermandikan cahaya bulan lagi.

Masih ada guru-guru yang bersedia mengajarkan tak kenal waktu, tak pandang bulu, yang sabar dan bijak, yang ramah dan pengertian. Mereka berbagi, mereka bermimpi, menaruh harapan pada anak-anak berseragam, bukan materi jua bukan sanjung puji, sekedar senyum di akhir karir nanti. Memimpikan perubahan yang signifikan, yang sanggup menggetarkan jiwa berbalut raga, yang mampu mengobarkan merah putih bagai sayang garuda nan perkasa.

Tapi semua itu terkemas campur aduk. Sedang populasi generasi muda makin menggelegak, semangat mulai berkobaran, meski banyak jua yang tergilas dan terpadamkan paksa. Harta yang jadi buah bicara. Yang makmur makin sentausa, yang sengsara makin tersiksa. Adil itu bagai tertinggal di zaman yang jauuuuuuh sekali dari peradaban. Dijaga raksasa-raksasa liar yang membuatnya sulit terjamah kembali.

Pada siapa rakyat kecil mengadu? Pada siapa pemimpi-pemimpi besar menggantungkan tekadnya, pada siapa kami mengadu? Katanya kita demokrasi kerakyatan. Dimana rakyat hidup bekerja dan berbahagia bersama demi rakyat dan bersama rakyat. Nyatanya rakyat kan hanya wacana, yang ada korupsi, yang ada ketidakadilan, yang ada ketidaksejahteraan, yang ada manipulasi konspirasi. Hangus terbakar lara.

"Oh lihat ibu pertiwi, sedang bersusah hati. Air matanya berlinang, mas intan yang terkenang..." Penggalan lagu, menyampaikan pada kita, bukan hanya warga yang disebut sebagai warga negara Indonesia saja yang merintih dalam keterinjak-injakan, jua alam Nusantara yang terluka. Tertawalah, bercengkerama dengan keangkuhan sebagai petinggi yang memiliki pundi-pundi uang, kami berdoa adanya mukzizat yang rendah hati ingin menyapamu.

Tapi kini aku ragu, jikalau memang pendidikan itu penting, mengapa orang yang berpendidikan yang kini menjabat di pemerintahan dan departemen-departemen kenegaraan, pengusaha-pengusaha yang uangnya tak berbatas, justru tampil dan tampak bagai tak berpendidikan. Salah siapa? Apa artinya? Mereka bagai tuliiiiii! Mereka bagai bisuuuu! Mereka bagai bayangan-bayangan semu nan palsu. Mereka merusak citra yang mereka bangun sendiri. Mereka kah yang patut kami jadikan contoh untuk masa depan kami?

Tapi kami punya cita, sebagaimana yang tertera dalam panca sila, sebagaimana tersurat di lagu kebangsaan Indonesia Raya. Dan saya tidak akan berhenti bermimpi dan berusaha. Demi pendidikan, sesulit apapun ini, kuhadapi, kuperjuangkan. Dan kiranya perlu kami, aku, kita, membuktikan sendiri, apakah pendidikan sepenting itu?

Salam hangat,
Ketty Tressianah


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Friday, March 18, 2011

The Perfect Imperfect

It is a balads about love.
It is a balads for a boy out there.
It is a balads from a girl over here.
It is a simple way of loving...
***

I'm always sad whenever I feel disappointed with the way you love me.
I never can imagine if I will lose you someday, it just feels like do not have complete legs.
While I understand when I'm upset with your unpredictable mind and can not guess what will happen in the next second.
You do what people not, you do not when people do, you do whatever you want to do in anytime you think suit for that.
You are the king of birds in my forest.

You are not perfect, darling...
But let me tell you something, the truth that will forever true...
Your imperfectness makes you perfect in anyway.
You just the perfect imperfect one.
The one I really want to be with

Day by day we spend together in ups and downs
Oftenly madness breaks our logic, but it is fine.
As time goes by, we are closer and getting far then closer but it is fine.
Because I'm falling to you for many times.
I belong to you...

I don't care with the problems surrounding.
I don't see what is bad in you...
I believe you are here because you want to, and you want because you Love me.
No matter how seldom you tell me you love me.
No matter how busy you are...
I can see with my heart, you belong with me
And sincerely mine


***

With love for love for you...
Complex!
Complicated!
But still loveable!
Groetjes,
Ketty Tressianah


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Monday, March 14, 2011

Nguping

Cewek1: di hape gue enggak ada tanggal merah kok!
Cewek2: enggak tau kali...
Gue: -____-'

4 Maret 2010 Damri ke Jati Nangor

I wonder when calender in cellular phone has red date or kind of that? Zzz


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Sunday, March 13, 2011

SMART with BLACKBERRY

Nowadays, Blackberry (bb) as smartphone is more common in Indonesia. Almost 50% people in Jakarta using bb. It is totally different with trend in another country. Blackberry becomes a "need" on Jakarta people's style to create a good image and pride. Unfortunately, many people of them (bb users) are misunderstood with some functions in bb.

Firstly, for bbm (black berry messenger) there is BM (broadcast message) supposed to broadcast important informations, but many people in Indonesia use it for wrong purpose. Further, as a bb user, sometimes I feel annoyed by people who does BM for useless thing. For instance, they broadcast a provocative message, which is not smart compared with the handheld they have. Another example is they broadcast hoax information, like RIM will blockir the bbm if we do not want to broadcast that message again. That is pretty stupid! Not only that, most of them often broadcast to say "check contact, ignore please" WTH?!?! To make it clear, I feel okay if they only do that for once, but how about they do that everyday? Annoying! Absolutely annoying!

However, BM is useful too when people broadcast latest news such as tsunami in Japan, scholarship from university, promoting an event or product, or asking for help. I did BM too, I had broadcast information about my book, my event, and greeting for special occasion.

Secondly, group on bbm, some people can not think wisely about what is group on bbm made. They spamming something not important or worse to disturb people on that group when they are hectic with their activities. Really not smart, fool!

Overall, I do not forbid you as a bb user to do BM or greeting on group, just be clever when using those facilities. Blackberry made to help our communication easier, not to disappointing friends or colleagues. I suggest you to check all the information before you broadcast. Based on my experience, I got a link about government activities, but when I open the link it is about pornography. Well that is not funny. So watch your activities. Think twice before do!

Last but not least, blackberry is one of the best things I have, it is not only help me in my job, also makes my relationship and friendship easier.
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Nasi Uduk by me :)


When im quit from work, i spend much time at home. And since early February i started learning to wake up in the morning. After that i follow my mom to market, buys vegetables and fruit, then cooking! Yes, i am cooking! and this is one of food that i cooked. Named Nasi Uduk, or in Malaysia called Nasi Lemak. Its from rice and coconut oil. it is really delicious. LEKKER! Because of this, im forgot that i was in diet. hahaha. One thing i found is I LOVE COOKING. Following, i often cooking many kind of food,but unfortunately i cant upload the picture. I cooked green pasta, baked potato, soup, egg rice, etc. hahaha. And i dont know why, everytime i cook it is always taste good. later i will upload more. Do u love cooking too? Have some recipes that worth to try?


Groetjes,
Ketty Tressianah

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Im back to lookbook hype!