Friday, November 20, 2009

I didnt mean to abandon the blog, just that the overwhelming presence of Facebook, Twitter and the such had impeded me to write in this medium.

Anyway, my old computer in which i kept my shitty arts has long been dead. I coincidentally stumbled upon an old art, made when i was still in-between job in Singapore. It is a pity that i couldnt do any kind of graphic design in my brand new HP mini 2133, since the processor's performance is tad too weak. Maybe it is the right time to sharpen my manual skill in arts.

I am artistically productive when I have nothing to do x(

* Speaking of psychological framework, this post is a form of self-denial. My scattered brain is no longer able to digest any rigorous academic paper nor write a proposal with scientific approach, hence the post :(

** I once promised myself to enroll to a part-time diploma program in manga-writing or animation design when I reach Japan. I am in Tokyo now and still have to postpone the plan until-God-knows-when :(.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Jakarta: an unspoken truth

Jakarta regional authority budgets a 28-billion rupiah custom house for the Vice Governor, claiming that the amount is reasonably cheap for a Vice-Governor level. The Vice Governor too, supports this decision, stating that the house's strategic location would help him to work closer with the Governor on a daily basis.
source: detiknews

At the same time, displacement happened in Cengkareng, West of Jakarta. The picture envisaged a child trying to find his pencil for school tommorow. This is just a random displacement captured by media, there are still numerous displacements happen beyond media attention.
source: detikfoto

Could we at least reduce this hypocrisy please?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Okay, i admit that im so stressed out in the midst of exam fever, hence the changes in layout.

We need positivity!

Other adjustments will be carried out after i am done with this whole damned thing. BANZAI!!!
Ready Steady give me good luck!!!!

Goodluck charm @ Kiyomizudera Kyoto

Yeah i need good luck. I am on exam fever TT___TT

Thursday, July 23, 2009


As a woman, do I lack of emotions? :S

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

As an individual, I believe that I am pretty meticulous…

… except during exam period, where books and papers are simply everywhere. I did that on purpose to ignite my passion to study! Sadly that attempt was a total futile, as that disorganized chaos has turned me off. In the end I procrastinate a lot and feel like doing nothing!


Anyway, I abhor examination but I heart papers, written assignments and presentation. The feeling of working on the written exam embodies the feeling of being locked inside a chamber of gas, waiting for a slow and painful death *sobs*. That explained why I have never prevailed in written examinations, and I am glad that I only have papers left for this semester.

And my paper revolved around Russia and its central Europe communist allies in an effort to pursue financial liberalization during perestroika and glasnost period. It was really complicated that I’ve regretted to choose that topic. Moreover, I feel my writing skill pretty much deteriorating lately, as I found it hard to choose the right words (dictions) to convey deeper meaning on the issues. And that counted to double work!

ex-East Germany`s Berlin Wall

It is just recently that I fancy the old Marxism-Stalinism’s centrally-planned economy. I believe that the ultimate goals of this is to foster equality and prosperity for the people –but the external factors such as global integration prevents them to do so! Two years ago, I travelled to Bratislava and Prague, and couldn’t help to ponder about the fallacy of socialism. At that time I had a limited knowledge about this, so I couldn’t appreciate the history as much as I did now. I am really keen to revisit Central Europe’s post communist countries with sufficient information in hand, and that will be my next travel plan. The question is how to get the money…

Random corner @ Bratislava. Creepy ne? ;____;

But before that, I have to finish this paper! No more sleep for the next 6 hours!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

'Ekonomi Kerakyatan', 'Ekonomi Pro-Rakyat'; what was that again?

Disclaimer: Just an argumentative prose from a struggling Kenkyuusei, with no means to offend certain someones or certain things.

Presidential election is crawling nearer, and media recently is just too overwhelmed by a bandwagon war; between Neo-liberalism and State-owned based Economy or 'Ekonomi Kerakyatan' (pardon the mismatch, as i couldnt find any better translation).

So what was this 'Ekonomi Pro Rakyat' or 'Ekonomi Kerakyatan' again?

If 'Ekonomi Pro Rakyat' is meant to give a total liberty for a state-owned enterprise to run a business for the sake of topping the economic welfare, total nationalization of the economy will leave a limited role for private saving, and imply a serious restrictions on private economic activity.

This will consequently result in huge structural distortion, remarked by the presence of monopolization, olygarchy system, economic autarchy and centralized investment decision. The economy will strongly be exposed to domestic-oriented market, sooner or later be separated from other market by international currency inconvertability, trade restrictions and moreover, encourage state monopoly in foreign trade.

The burden of social spending in the name of fair wealth distribution will be astronomically high, relative to the level of economic development. Government should offset the big expenditure mainly by domestic production, as foreign trade is being restricted. On the latter part, the state's budget deficit will be very large, and government will employ monetary expansion to cover the deficit, mainly by increasing money supply which will lead to an increase in inflation. Well, my dear, this is again, the prelude of a crisis!

This -infact- was what happened to Russia pre-Perestroika years.

So are we going to re-employ plausible system that is already proven to be wrong? :)

I believe that Indonesians are smart enough on not to make a wrong move again; to be trapped in a misleading jargon called the 'Ekonomi Kerakyatan' or 'Ekonomi Pro-Rakyat'.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Open Letter From A Hardcore Boediono Fan

For those pompous opportunists who accused Boediono with the stupid jargon called 'Neo-liberalism', I would like to ask Thou the following:

1) Indonesia's foreign debt management's history since its first time de-regulation economic policy in 1971
2) Indonesia's trade balance performance eversince
3) Indonesia's composition of current account deficit since the financial liberalization in 1983
4) Indonesia's sound monetary and fiscal policy prior to Asian Financial Crisis in 1997
5) How would you define crony capitalism (in fact this is the main culprit of the massive external debt phenomenon)
6) Outline of Indonesia's Letter of Intent to IMF by Mar'ie Mohammad in 1997

If thou could answer the above without citing textbooks or wikipedia, and made a great presentation over them, I will whole-heartedly respect thou and re-think my stance for Mr Boediono (lies)

Yours Sincerely,

Friday, June 12, 2009


What do you need, in order to prove that you are more capable than others?

I would say, credentials....

As a strong believer of meritocracy, I won't admit a person to have a native level of English unless he could bring a perfect TOEFL/IELTS score as an evidence; to be capable of reading 1000 kanjis, unless he could bring a JLPT level 2 certificate; to have an expert level of monetary economics unless he graduated with Masters/Doctorate level in Economics.

Having said that, If I were to choose a leader, I will choose those with accountable credentials, such as good track records or outstanding achievements in their fields. I would choose those who are proven to be better than I am. Show me your resume, prove it, and there you have my respects :).

And as long as I am still sane, I won't admit under-achieved leader candidates with no academic credentials. I am a scholar, and I won't chose any leader with no scholastic ability! How come you believe on someone with less capability than you are -using a credential as an indicator.

There are so many intellegent people being a Public Relation for that mentioned candidate, and I couldnt help but to think that they made a stupid move. I would say it is like a college student choosing a secondary school student to be a president for their Student Union.

Isnt it stupid?

I guess Indonesia's political situation is hard to fit the common sense though. I hope it's really a common sense, and not just my self-proclaimed-know-it-all-sense.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


I just noticed that I could do this with my cell phone.

Ju On mode

AWESOME!!! SUGOI!! YEAHH!!! (ndeso)

Frankly speaking, I am a cell-phonelogy inept. My predecessor cell-phones have only been equipped with basic functions such as calling and sms (and sometimes camera), as I wont give a damn with trying something new and hip.

But even though my current phone is the cheapest of all, it still can manage to do things that put me in an awe. I love Japan and its technology.