Small Things Matter

Ucapan ulang tahun mungkin suatu hal yang simpel. Dan itu bukanlah hal yang penting untuk dilakukan, setidaknya bagi saya. Akan tetapi ternyata hal yang simpel seperti itu, bagi beberapa orang bisa jadi dianggap sebagai hal yang penting. Bukan ucapannya yang penting, maknanyalah yang lebih penting. Saya sedang tidak ingin berdebat dari segi agama apakah mengucapkan dan merayakan ulang tahun itu patut untuk dirayakan. Hal yang ingin saya tekankan adalah, ketika kita mengucapkan doa bagi teman yang berulang tahun, setidaknya dia tau bahwa masih ada orang yang memperhatikan bahkan terhadap hal kecil seperti tanggal ulang tahun. Dan itu akan lebih terasa ketika diucapkan oleh seorang sahabat. Well, for me, it isn't a big deal. Mau inget ulang tahun saya ato tidak, saya tidak terlalu mempermasalahkan. Toh tidak berarti persahabatan putus hanya gara-gara hal itu. Tapi karena saya hidup di dunia dimana orang berbeda-beda dan tidak semua berpikir seperti saya, maka saya akan sedikit meluangkan space memory di otak saya untuk mengingat hari ulang tahun orang-orang yang saya anggap penting. Setidaknya mereka akan merasa bahwa di luar sana masih ada orang-orang yang perhatian tentang hidup mereka. Lalu bagaimana dengan Anda?

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Mencintai dalam Diam

Bila belum siap melangkah lebih jauh dengan seseorang, cukup cintai ia dalam diam ...
karena diammu adalah salah satu bukti cintamu padanya ...
kau ingin memuliakan dia, dengan tidak mengajaknya menjalin hubungan yang terlarang, kau tak mau merusak kesucian dan penjagaan hatinya..

karena diammu memuliakan kesucian diri dan hatimu.. menghindarkan dirimu dari hal-hal yang akan merusak izzah dan iffahmu ..

karena diammu bukti kesetiaanmu padanya ..
karena mungkin saja orang yang kau cinta adalah juga orang yang telah ALLAH swt. pilihkan untukmu ...

ingatkah kalian tentang kisah Fathimah Az-Zahra dan 'Ali bin Abi Thalib kw?
yang keduanya saling memendam apa yang mereka rasakan ...
tapi pada akhirnya mereka dipertemukan dalam ikatan suci nan indah

karena dalam diammu tersimpan kekuatan ... kekuatan harapan ...
hingga mungkin saja Allah akan membuat harapan itu menjadi nyata hingga cintamu yang diam itu dapat berbicara dalam kehidupan nyata ...
bukankah Allah tak akan pernah memutuskan harapan hamba yang berharap pada-Nya?

dan jika memang 'cinta dalam diammu' itu tak memiliki kesempatan untuk berbicara di dunia nyata,
biarkan ia tetap diam ...

jika dia memang bukan milikmu, toh Allah, melalui waktu akan menghapus 'cinta dalam diammu' itu dengan memberi rasa yang lebih indah dan orang yang tepat ...

biarkan 'cinta dalam diammu' itu menjadi memori tersendiri dan sudut hatimu menjadi rahasia antara kau dengan Sang Pemilik hatimu ...

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She is Just an Exception

I just came from CEH course and found out that Ayoub had sent me an offline message through ym. What he said is unexpected. He read a news related to Julia Perez who is gonna go for upcoming regent election in Pacitan. Soon after he read the news, he gave me his comments. Here it is:

ayoub : what the ..........
"but Perez says people with deeply held religious beliefs still see sex as sinful"

ayoub : the most hilarious quoted
"’ I say, ‘No, I don’t agree about that.’ But if you don’t want to get sick, if you don’t want HIV, if you don’t want to have more kids, you use condoms."

ayoub : how about this
"People say I’m too young, that I don’t have the right to run because I’m too sexy. But politics is about honesty, it’s about having a good team. I can be like Barack Obama also."

As he asked me, I will give my comments here, instead of in the news. Since I think that there is a possibility there will be another similar case so I don't have to write the same comment again. According to the case, here are my opinions:

From the first time I heard this issue up until now, I do not agree with her decision to go for election, with any reasons. There are some reasons why I refuse to support her:
  1. She does not have any experience in people problems, in any fields. This is the main thing in order to proceed as a regent. How do you want your region to be developed if it is governed by a know-nothing person? Oke, there is a possibility that the team is great. However, the decision maker is still the head, which is going to be Julia Perez. Is she capable of it? To be honest, I really doubt it. What is she going to decide if she doesn't understand the problems at all? In the end, it will be her surrounding giving the influence.

  2. She is a sex symbol and allows free-sex. It is well-known in Indonesia that Julia Perez is an actress who is used to be in semi-sexual movies. Indonesia is a country having moslems as majority. So it does make sense if we act based on Al-Qur'an and Hadist. If Julia Perez becomes a regent, I have a feeling that prostitution will be increasing as well as raping. The leader represents the people under him/her. If the leader is bad, you can imagine what his/her people are going to be. And take note of this madam,
    It is already stated clearly in AL-Qur'an and there is no objection among ulama'. Hence, why did you give a statement as if free sex is allowed as long as we use condom? It is not about HIV, it is about the foundation in our religion !!!

  3. She is a woman. Even there are some of ulama said that women are allowed to sit as a leader as long as it is in small scope, I prefer to follow another who said the opposite. It is not that I refuse to be ruled by a woman. However, if there are men who are still more capable of being such a leader, why should we choose a woman? Men are born to be a leader of women after all.

So, those are my opinions. Even I think it won't be satisfy him, I hope Ayoub will understand that she is not representing all of Indonesians. There are many Indonesians who still can think clearly not to support that woman during the election. And I really pray that she is not going to win.

Anyway, I am still an Indonesian, not a Hindonesian. :))


I don't know to say. When I was told that an acquaintance of mine got 3rd place in Imagine Cup, I was speechless. It's not that I wasn't happy. I was and am happy ! I am proud of them. They could make something to get other countries know about Indonesia. At the same time, I still do nothing. However, do I have to regret of what I didn't do ? Deep in my heart, yes I do. But it won't make any change. In the end, I'd like to do what I was going to do. I want to congratulate them.



An oath : Someday I will surpass them.


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I opened my rhytmbox, then it shuffled to this song. This song inspired me when I was down. To always believe that in the end of the day, I could be one of the brightest star.

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