Iblis dan kebaikan

Demi sebuah kebaikan, Iblis telah berkuasa. Supaya kebaikan dapat tumbuh berdasarkan ketulusan. Tatkala si Baik bersemi, jahat akan selalu ada di sisi kiriku menjadi penyeimbang, tapi hatikulah yang akan memilih, dan membiarkannya berkuasa atas kepalaku, hingga keinginan kepala terkalahkan oleh nurani. Hidup perlu berkorban … demi sebuah kebaikan.


Bosan dengan bahan exams besok. Aku mencoba memutar CD yang ku dapatkan di charity shop di belakang rumah, hanya satu pound. Heran juga koq ada yang naruh Yngwie di rak CD, biasanya yang ada hanya sederetan musik klasik dari Tchaikovsky sampe Schubert, bahkan Wagner pun ada. Oopst, semoga si Mas tidak tersinggung melihat idolanya nongkrong di charity shop. Dan lebih herannya lagi kutemukan kaset Padi disitu, lantas aku berpikir bagaimana mungkin Padi bisa nongkrong barengan dengan Wagner disitu. Tak ada orang indonesia yang tinggal di sekitarku. Lantas kuambil saja si Yngwie dan Padi.
Satu komposisi dia yang mengingatkan ku pada musisi ini . Sebelum dia melantunkan Beethoven – Symphony No.5 dia sempatkan sesaat mengelus-elus pianonya, kubayangkan ketika Yngwie hendak melantukan Symphony No.5-nya Beethoven dia elus-elus gitarnya trus diciumnya model si Erosnya Sheila on 7.


I was annoyed by some cars which passed by since their champaign due to the representative city council election. it’s so noisy actually. this brought my memory to the time when i was in my grandma’s village, long time ago. People from cinema would annnounce their coming movie from place to place by driving a car.

Look at from marketing context, it is a’noise’. They may not achieve the main aim, since some people may be resist. They perceived this as annoying rather than informating, including me ^_^.

Well, I’ve been doing my assignment about e-democracy. UK is one of the leaders. E-participation and e-vote have been applied in some municipals. ICTs has been exploited to encourage citizen engangement in political issue. So, when talking about the city council election, apparently what has happened is that the candidates of the representatives prefer conventional way in promoting their vision and encouraging their followers. it is seen that e-participation is somehow difficult to be fully applied.

some people are still questioning the existence of citizen engagement. Citizen disengagement is perceived as the key threats in the practice of e-democracy. While some believe that e-democracy will widen citizen participation, sceptical argue that it could narrow the participation. While technology restriction is not a problem, how likely the people who have used internet for many kinds of purposes, such as commercial and education, will utilise it for political engagement (Griffiths: 2002). However, I still believe that Aristotelian model of direct democracy will be exercised worldwide soon. E-vote has proved that it enhances citizen participation in many ways.


This is only for fun, so enjoy it!


It takes less than a minute…….Work this out as you read.
Don’t cheat and read the bottom until you’ve worked through it! This is fun!

1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that you would like to have dinner out. (try for more than once but less than 10)

2. Multiply this number by 2 (Just to be bold)

3. Add 5. (for Sunday)

4. Multiply it by 50 – I’ll wait while you get the calculator……………..

5. If you have already had your birthday this year add 1753…. If you haven’t, add 1752……….

6.. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.

You should have a three digit number ..

The first digit of this was your original number (I.e., how many times you want to have eat out each week.)

The next two numbers are…

so wierd!!!!

YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it IS!!!!!)



Some jokes were dropped in my mail today. Here’s the funniest one. Hopefully you’ve already read some related articles before, thus you may follow it with full of laugh.


On the morning of the first missile strikes, before his address to the
American people, the U.S. President gathered his top officials in the
oval office.

BUSH: (Putting down the phone) That was my Poppy. He asked what am I
going to call our war. He had his Operation Desert Shield and Operation
Desert Storm.

CHENEY: Did he suggest anything?

BUSH: Well, since the media dubbed my presidency Bush II, Poppy thought
Operation Desert Storm II would be a perfect name. But I worry that the
liberal and left-wingers might soon resurrect Stupid Economy II !

POWELL: … And Re-Election Debacle II.

RUMSFELD: Is that a suppressed smile on your face, Colin?

CONDOLEEZA: Hold it, Rummy. We might lose another ally.

BUSH: I am thinking of something grand. I kinda like that reason we
have been recently using: Liberating the Iraqian people.

POWELL: Iraqi, sir. Not Iraqian.

BUSH: We’ll call this campaign OPERATION IRAQI LIBERATION. (slowly and
pausing) O, I, L. What do you think, Dick?

CHENEY: Well, that’s always been our objective. I mean, er, liberation.
Can we have another word not starting with ‘L’?

BUSH: You don’t like it?

CONDOLEEZA: Sir, it would be better if we do not mention OIL.

BUSH: Who said oil?

POWELL: Let’s just try another. LIBERATION is a BIG word to write in
your short speech.

RUMSFELD: I sense a tinge of sarcasm in your tone, Colin. I suggest we

BUSH: O I I. I like that! Can we adopt it?

CONDOLEEZA: No, it spells like a French greeting.

BUSH: Is it?

RUMSFELD: Wait till you hear how they pronounce it. Funny word from
those funny old Europeans. He, he.

BUSH: (quite frustrated now) You don’t like “L”. Then two “I” are
no good. Are there enough letters left? Okay, give me another letter,
Condoleeza. This acronym business sure is tough work. Dick, make sure our
education policy will help our school children match letters beautifully
than we do now. We should not misunderestimate young American’s
capacity to … Ahhhh …..

COLIN: … play scrabble. Sir, try “H”. It comes before “I” in the
alphabet. You don’t need to search farther.

RUMSFELD: There is more to what you are saying, Mr. Diplomat.

CHENEY: OPERATION IRAQ …. What? There are few big “H” words in the
English language.

BUSH: Is that right, Dick? Oh yes. “H” is a favorite. Like HERBERT, my
father’s middle name. Let me think. HERBERT, HEAVEN (winks at his
audience), HELP (raises his thumbs up) ..HARKEN … HALLIBURTON. Those are
the only “H” words I can recall now. Give me another letter.

POWELL: “F” for Freedom, as in the word formerly known as French.

RUMSFELD: Are you trying to be funny now, Colin?

CHENEY: There. Use it. Can we now proceed to your address?

BUSH: But I live here, Dick. You’re not supposed to be here. The
President and the Vice President should be at different places at critical
times. What does the Secret Service say about that? Anyway, let’s go and

CONDOLEEZA: IRAQI FREEDOM, Sir. Not Iraqian Freedom.

BUSH: My poppy has another request. He’s a loyal guy. He takes really
good care of his men. All of you here were with him before. But my pop
sort of reminded me about this man. Is there any chance we could ask our
Republican friends to change the name of French, er, Freedom Fries to ….
… Dan Quayle’s Potatoe?


Jalan di depan rumahku tampak lengang, beberapa poster yang dipasang para mahasiswa di kaca jendela kamar mereka masih tampak terpasang, tak surut oleh kebijakan Perdana Menterinya. Malam nan gelap berhias taburan berjuta bintang, beberapa telah mendekur, kecuali aku yang masih sibuk dengan tugas-tugas dan sesekali mencoba menahan kengerian dalam pikiranku. Terbayang ketika aku terlelap tiba-tiba gemuruh menghentak seluruh kesadaranku. Terbayang kalau aku harus lari kesana kemari mencari tempat aman, tidurku tak lagi nyenyak, bahkan mengatur nafaspun tak sempat. Kengerian itu kadang menjadi dan berlompat-lompatan dalam pikiranku.

kurang dari dua jam menjelang perang.