“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” – Gerard de Nerval
Flower, one beautiful living thing in this world, has a wide varieties ranging from custom flower to the scarce kinds with many colours and shapes. For example, jasmine, daisy, lotus, orchid, rose, etc. All of them have its own special features and beauty. Its attractiveness has long been amused by most women, whether as a lover, an admirer, or only a mere thing to see. It is the fact that Continue reading Flowery Feeling in White Rose
“When joy and prayer are married, their first born child is gratitude.” – Charles Spurgeon
Terlahir sebagai sulung merupakan anugerah tersendiri bagi siapapun yang ditakdirkan olehNya. Seorang sulung yang menjadi perekat cinta pertama bagi orang tuanya. Seorang sulung yang dapat merasakan perjuangan kehidupan awal orang tuanya. Seorang sulung yang mendapatkan cinta dan kasih sayang utuh yang pertama dari orang tuanya. Seorang sulung yang menjadi pelajaran penting yang pertama bagi orang tuanya. Seorang sulung yang diharapkan menjadi pemimpin dan teladan bagi adik-adiknya. Dan tentu saja, seorang sulung yang dinanti-nantikan kelahirannya.
Dengan status kesulungannya, seorang sulung berbeda dari Continue reading Potret Jiwa Si Sulung
“Life is indeed darkness save when there is urge, and all urge is blind save when there is knowledge, and all knowledge is vain save when there is work, and all work is empty save when there is love.” – Kahlil Gibran
Kepingan perjuangan memang selalu indah untuk ditelisik. Mengapa tidak, rangkaian perjuangan dari sebuah perjalanan memiliki serentetan kisah yang telah mengajarkan banyak pengalaman dan memberikan makna yang penuh warna. Layaknya sebuah pendakian yang jauh, berlika-liku, dan terjal, tetapi indah dan menentramkan saat telah sampai ke gunung yang dituju. Hingga tanpa sadar segala lelah seketika sirna dan terbayar dengan sendirinya. Sederhananya, kali ini tentang kisah yang melengkapi jejak setiap mahasiswa dalam pengembaraan ilmu. Ya, lebih tepatnya tentang sebagian dari perjuangan yang mengantarkan pada pintu gerbang menjadi seorang Sarjana. Sebuah akhir yang menjadi awal dari segalanya dengan hal-hal yang akan lebih menantang lagi kedepannya. Pun, sebuah akhir dengan Continue reading Jejak Awal di Pendakian Akhir
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” – Dale Carnegie
Many life stories and values have been experienced differently by everyone. It is also for Steve Jobs, a CEO of Apple Computer and Pixar Animation Studios who told some of his meaningful and inspiring life stories in a speech at Stanford University for the Commencement Day.
Steve Jobs divided his life stories into three crucial points. The first one is about connecting the dots. He said that he began finding his true passion during a college journey. In that period, he felt that he didn’t find any value at all and then decided to drop out. However, he still took the calligraphy class where he learned about serif and san serif typefaces and typography. It was then led him to his biggest interest and his beginning of success by designing the first Macintosh Computer into Mac. This first work was succeedly included as the first computer in beautiful typography which would have been impossible as if he had not decided to drop out. He therefore convinced that Continue reading Steve Jobs’ Speech at Stanford and American Values
“Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.” – Albert Camus
Indonesia is one of the populated countries with widely varieties of ethnic group which spreaded around Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Celebes, Moluccas, Southeast Nusa, and Papua. From those diversities, each ethnic group is well-known to its custom in moving to other places and seeking for a living, including to Bugis-Makassar ethnic groups. These ethnics are two different groups of the same native people in South Celebes of Indonesia who are both familiar to democratic view of governance and oceanic life. In any success story, these ethnic groups often be heard about their success story in their wanderings. For example, a meeting held by Indigenous Bugis-Makassar Community that will always present the wanderers of Bugis-Makassar working as entrepreneurs or other professions and have reached their success talking about their secrets of success. It is then become a continual story in society which is therefore constructed a belief to the wanderers of Bugis-Makassar as people with high work ethics. Yet, there is also a gap towards those acknowledges of success stories. The success stories of Bugis-Makassar wanderers mostly relate to others’ poverty who still live around Bugis-Makassar area, especially for those who working as a farmer. Then, there is an opinion emerged that Continue reading Exploring Cultural Values in Indonesia: Work Ethics of Bugis-Makassar Ethnic Groups on Proverb
“My message to you, the young generation, to whom the torch of, leadership will pass, is to focus on education, on health, on social uplift and on governance.” – Benazir Bhutto