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Empty Your Glass [EF#XX]

We often do not realize that truthfully we are so stupid. Yes, stupid. It is not because we are not a well-educated person. It is not about how great we are in social status tough. Or, it is not a matter of how many achievements we have got as well. It is just a simple thing about how we can properly listen to others. How that can be? Continue reading Empty Your Glass [EF#XX]

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Sketching My Favorite Manga Character – Conan Edogawa [EF#14]

But, a challenge is a challenge. 😀 I chose another favorite character of my own. You can guess it from the title don’t you. Yes, he is Conan Edogawa (kid version) or Shinichi Kudo (adult version). He is the main character of Meitantei Conan / Detective Conan anime series and manga. The story has been plotted for the first syndicate case called Black Organization that has been started to reveal by a young genius detective, Shinichi Kudo. Unfortunately, he has been caught in action during an investigation. Then they force him to ingest an experimental poison called APTX 4869 in order to kill him without leaving evidence. But, a rare occurrence of the side effect has been released. Instead of dying, he has had transformed into a child because of that poison. Ah… I am sure you already familiar with the rest of the story. What I want to share in this post is just about how a (fake) fanart like me doing a participation to enliven the atmosphere. Yes, drawing, sketching, and its kind. Not quite important tasks though. Continue reading Sketching My Favorite Manga Character – Conan Edogawa [EF#14]

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My Bio-Cycle Story [EF#12]

According to the title, I guess you have already know that I will write about bicycle as one of my favorite daily vehicles. I am also quite sure that you have already familiar with the tagline “bike to work”. Yes, bicycle is the most long-lasting personal transportation mode we’ve known since long ago. There are so many reasons why the bicycle is not obsolete by the age. Sometimes, we need something fast enough but environmentally safe. Sometimes, we need simple things to do like biking. Or, sometimes, we need to take care our health and endurance. Or maybe the silly reason, we just do not have enough money to buy a motorcycle. Whatever it is, I believe there must be a long story behind it. Story which has passed through generations. Not much changes, but it may remind us why do we have so complex problems while we can make it simple, as simple as pedaling a pair of wheels. Continue reading My Bio-Cycle Story [EF#12]

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Indonesian Traditional Pastry and Cakes [EF#10]

Indonesian cuisine is very diverse. There may be thousands of its type which has been spread out across the country since a long time ago. If I may say, the total number is countless. I am not sure how many ingredients and seasonings that are involved to create its fabulous flavor. The taste itself are also immeasurable, derived from Sabang to Merauke. From each tribe to the farraginous philosophies. Hereditary, from one recipe to another until it reaches our current generation. From one story to another until it reaches your heart. #eh Continue reading Indonesian Traditional Pastry and Cakes [EF#10]

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Connecting the Dots [EF#5]

From my point of view, we ourselves can not predict our own future. Not even one second ahead. So then, it is kind of useless when we try to look forward about our dots. It is not possible. We may put some plans on the table. We may create some priority list. It is OK, it shall seem like that. But the main important thing is we need to do the best of anything we can do. Because we never know what the best scenario that suits us better. That is truly the art. Continue reading Connecting the Dots [EF#5]

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What If Nobita was a Genius [EF#4]

What if I say that Nobita has a chance to become a genius boy. Will this world become better? Is Nobita wise enough to control the powers that already at his hands? Do you still believe that Nobita is a good guy? Some said we may trust everyone, but not the devil inside them — John Bridger, Italian Job. The one you look as a saint today is not always the same person you will see tomorrow. So I think it would be an exciting viewpoint. Continue reading What If Nobita was a Genius [EF#4]

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Menulis Blog Menggunakan Bahasa Inggris

Ada orang bilang, “Jangan remehkan perasaan, karena perasaan itu merupakan kumpulan pengalaman dan pengamatan yang dibumbui oleh suasana hati.” :mrgreen:. Pada prinsipnya, semakin banyak pengalaman dan pengamatan kita, perasaan kita juga akan semakin terasah. Kalau konteksnya adalah tulisan dalam bahasa Inggris, ya banyak-banyaklah membaca buku berbahasa Inggris, sering-seringlah menonton film tanpa subtitle bahasa Indonesia, dan asahlah dengan menulis, menulis, dan menulis. Sehingga mungkin suatu saat kita akan bilang, “Perasaan yang bener gini deh…”. Continue reading Menulis Blog Menggunakan Bahasa Inggris

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Gadget in a Pervasive World [EF#3]

Sometimes, we do interact with our gadgets as its normal state. I mean, we do not even think about the background processes that involved. We do not even care about the number of commands that will be executed when we press a “play” button on our smart TV. We might not need to imagine what kind of algorithm which is run by our fuzzy washing machine. That is because gradually, we will not realize it as is used to be. Continue reading Gadget in a Pervasive World [EF#3]

The Wildest Dream: Becoming a President [EF#2]

Most people do not know what will they do in the future, in detail. But when we are talking about dreams, it seems that everyone has their own stories of what do they most want to do. Climbing the highest mountain peak in the world? Going around to the most exotic spots in every country? Or just spending the old days with fishing and farming? Continue reading The Wildest Dream: Becoming a President [EF#2]