do i take things too much at a time?
today i did nothing while i know i shouldnt
tp kali my mind needed a break
so i said to myself, if i can get through this i'll b proud of myself
n im no supergirl
tp lets try.. hup hup
And then one day, one magic day he passed my way. And while we spoke of many things, fools and kings, this he said to me:
The greatest thing you'll ever learn,
is just to love..
And be loved in return
btw kenapa judulnya nature boy yak? kesanny jadi kayak tarzan or george of the jungle.. orang utan.. =p
Shivering and sighing,
And he vows his passion is
Infinite, undying -
Lady, make a note of this:
One of you is lying.
believing in God and in his final judgement;
believing in his angels, in the Book, and in the prophets;
giving your wealth, for the sake of God, to your relatives, to orphans, to the needy, to wayfarers and to strangers;
attending prayers and paying the poor-rate;
being true to your promises;
and being steadfast in times of distress, adversity and war.
Those who show true piety, are genuine in their faith; they honour God.
-Qur'an, Al-Baqara, Surah 2:177
hv you? i hvent.
i really need you
please dont go away
would you please stay
need you in my life
please make me your wife
all of the times when we're together
will always remain in my heart forever
i cant get enough
would never have enough
dont go, just be
nothing can take you away from me
its always in my dream
to touch and feel
to smell and taste
oh my longing
i almost cant bear it
my one and only
duren.. <3 <3 <3
stnding in front of the door
he got a package
a box, a carton one
inside the box
a green plastic bag
four things inside
one is unwanted, no more
one would burn the tongue
another one would never arrive
and the other reminded him of a sad old love
is someone who loved him very much
The Great Theft
A moderate Muslim's struggle to wrestle Islam from the extremists.
by Melanie Colburn
November 18, 2005
In his new book, The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists, Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl explores the poorly-understood divide between what he calls the moderate and puritan strains of Islam in the world today. The former, he says, is a religion of mercy; the latter an unbending ideology with dire consequences for nations struggling with post-colonial identities and living under oppressive regimes. Abou El Fadl calls on Muslims to join in a counter-jihad against sects such as Wahhabism, a radical branch of Islam that has influenced the Taliban and al-Qaeda. He seeks, for instance, to liberate the word jihad�which has classically meant a spiritual struggle to serve God�from its narrow use by terrorists and politicians to connote a holy war against non-Muslims.
Abou El Fadl�s efforts to reclaim the tolerant foundations of Islam that have been erased by Wahhabi evangelicalism are of concern not only to Muslims seeking to reclaim the roots of their religion but also to non-Muslims. Though he seeks to cultivate moderate Islam among Muslims, who, he says, are "woefully ignorant about their own faith," non-Muslims are also meant to benefit from his jihad against Islamic extremism. Too many misconceptions about Islam continue to plague Western policy�from Europe's apprehensions about letting Turkey, a majority-Muslim country, join the EU to President Bush's various pronouncements on radical Islam.
Dr. Abou El Fadl, a professor of law at the University of California-Los Angeles, recently spoke with Mother Jones about the battle over the future of Islam and its role in the world.
Mother Jones: In your book, you write about a growing divide between moderate and puritan Muslims as a profoundly important event in Islam, as important as the Reformation was for Christianity. When did this historic transformation begin, and what are its causes?
Khaled Abou El Fadl: First, the Islamic nation�like all religions�has confronted extremist movements in the past. The mainstream institutions of Islam have usually been powerful enough that, although the extremists were able to inflict considerable mayhem at the time, eventually they were marginalized and became a historical memory.
But the current crisis that you're talking about has its genesis in a profoundly chaotic and traumatic era when the traditional institutions of Islam were crumbling in the wake of colonialism, and during which many of the traditional institutions of Islam were being challenged by the new reality of nation-states. At that time an intelligentsia emerged that was secular and educated in the West, but who did not have democratic ideals. So you have a new ruling class in the Islamic world that brings the worst the West has to offer, while putting off the best the West has to offer�humanitarian and democratic values�as inappropriate for Islamic societies.
Now after World War I, Britain and France signed the Sykes-Picot Agreement to ensure that a Muslim empire did not arise again in the Middle East by dividing up Muslim countries in such a way as to create numerous tensions and ensure that there will be enormous ethic and social conflicts. And as Muslims were trying to figure out their own destiny, to decide whether secularism was good or bad, they were often struggling with really vicious military regimes�like Syria and Egypt�that were not just secular, but anti-religious.
But the really important factor [contributing to the rise of the current crisis] was the Al-Saud family. With British help, the family seized control of Arabia and transformed it, from a territory of holy sites shared by Muslims around the world, into a militia state, where they have an exclusive and hegemonic domain. Seeing that there was a vacuum in religious authority in the former institutions of Islam, the Al Sauds created a marriage of convenience with the Wahhabis. They decided "We don�t want other people challenging our monopoly over the area of Najd, the area of the holy sites, so we are going to aggressively attempt to Wahhabize the rest of the Muslims." In the 1970s, when it was most pronounced, the Al Sauds began a very aggressive evangelist orientation to redefine Islam according to Wahhabi parameters; in other words, according to the new puritanical, literalist orientation and to de-legitimate every other orientation.
MJ: Is puritanical Islam on the rise for other reasons since the 1970s?
AEF: Sure. People in the United States don't like to hear it, but puritanical Islam has been on the rise because of our unequivocal policy of absolute support for Israel, regardless of what Israel does�even if they invade Lebanon and bombard a major city like Beirut, full of civilians. Israel has, by conservative estimates, 40 atomic bombs, but we go nuts if any Arab country or Iran develops even nuclear capabilities. In addition, the American obliviousness towards the suffering of Palestinians refugees plays a major part in radicalizing people. And we are fanning the flames of puritanism.
And also, a very prominent part, is the highly authoritarian, despotic governments, often secular�for example Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria. In all these governments, we have a policy of "if you're friends with Israel, then you're our friends." But these highly authoritarian governments add to the element of sheer frustration among Muslims, and living with that sort of fear day in and day out makes people insane. And torture is literally, in a very real sense, a factory for extremism.
Finally, there's the amazing disparity of wealth. Egypt is second in the world in terms of Mercedes Benz ownership�this is a country where 1 percent of the population enjoys 90 percent of the wealth of the country. There is an amazing, shocking disparity of wealth in the case of Saudi Arabia because of the monopolization of resources in the country; in the case of Egypt because the elite opens the doors for American businesses. Or, there is sheer corruption, as in the case of Syria.
MJ: You yourself were a victim of torture in Egypt. Would you talk a little bit about what happened?
AEF: In my case, I had become well-known for my advocacy in the United States for democracy, and had become active for a few human rights organizations. I published some articles that were very critical of the military being involved with politics in the Middle East, called "When the Military Rules." The basic idea was that when the military governs, civil society is destroyed. And I also wrote another article called "the Myth of the Just Despots" saying that there is no such thing. If you're despotic, by definition you're unjust.
[The Egyptian regime] didn't want any specific information from me. It was just simply to destroy me as a human being. The reason we talk about 'survivors' of torture is that it really destroys a human being. If you manage to survive, it's a miracle. And it has the effect of producing extremism. Everyone who cared about the individual is destroyed because the family and friends see what used to be a lively, vibrant human being, but now is just a shell. And that has a remarkably powerful effect of producing extremists. In some rare situations, one survives the experience and develops an empathy with any human being who suffers.
The net result of this experience is that I am thoroughly convinced that no human being deserves to be treated in this fashion�I don't care where they're from or what their truth is. If you tell me, this human being cursed God or urinated on the Koran�the most offensive act you can imagine for a Muslim�and ask, can we torture them? My answer is: it is fundamentally inconsistent with all Muslims of religiosity and divinity to take away the dignity of a human being through infliction of intentional pain. And that is why when I hear about what our forces are doing in Iraq or Guantanamo, I can't believe the level of dismay and depression that I feel, partly because I know we are constructing our own enemies.
MJ: Can Islam be "wrestled from the extremists"?
AEF: Absolutely. It's mentioned in the Koran and also in other holy books that God does not change what is in people until they change themselves. The extremists are an extreme minority in numbers, but are able to create acts which get a lot of attention.
In the book, I call for a counter-jihad. "Jihad" doesn't only mean a holy war against non-Muslims. Extremists are willing to sacrifice life and everything to achieve what, I believe, are very evil causes that destroy everything that the Islamic religion stands for. The side that's willing to sacrifice more is ultimately the side that wins. If the moderates had an attitude of "You think what you do is jihad? Well, I know that jihad is not a jihad unless it is linked to a moral cause; and the moral cause is to prevent you from corrupting my religion." If you allow that to fire you up, in the sense of religious power and zeal, then sure, extremism can be defeated.
MJ: In your book, you write about "harkening back to tradition" as a way to move forward toward liberal values in Islam. How can average Muslims differentiate between two Islamic traditions that each claim authenticity, when they are not themselves intimately familiar with the expansive body of texts that compose Islamic law�which you yourself say provide the guidance needed to fully understand Islam?
AEF: That's a very good question. Basically, not everyone can be an expert in Islamic law. But the mining of the tradition to support humanitarian values is the type of tedious theological work that needs to be there as the reference source providing legitimacy across the decades and centuries. But you know, how many Christians have read the Summa of Thomas Aquinas? How many Jews have actually read the work of Martin Buber or even Maimonidies? But it is the existence of these purely thought-out theological theories that provide material for those individuals who go out and engage the laity.
Now, someone like me cannot go out and engage the laity; I can't give a straight and simple answer to anything�as you've noticed�that's the way my mind works. But there are people who can study the theology and can reduce it to fundamental core values that appeal to Muslims. Now, I believe that if the effort is made to constantly engage the mainstream and, importantly, if moderates are willing to put their money where their mouth is�providing aid for those who do a lot of this counter-jihad work�then extremism can be discredited, de-legitimated, and exposed for the corruption that it is. That has happened in Islamic history several times. And eventually it will be marginalized.
MJ: What are some of the obstacles to this happening?
Unfortunately, a lot of people just think, "What's the big deal? They're Muslims too, rather strict but what's the harm?" That attitude has to change. That sort of wimpy, soft, justifying attitude must end. Also a problem is the attitude that what Muslims need the most today is unity. It's an idiotic idea: unity over what�unity over evil? Unity over what: treating a woman like garbage? No, I'm sorry, please first define what we are unifying over and then we can talk.
Just before you got here I got a call from a woman�and this is so typical: She married a guy who is remarkably abusive. They're both Muslim, so she has gone around to imams seeking their help. But imam after imam doesn't want to be involved. She contacted me because she knows that I will stand by her despite the slander I hear about "he goes to the courts of non-Muslims", "he empowers women against their husbands," "he disunites Muslims." I don't care about all this crap. Why? I read the Koran, and the Koran says very clearly one should stand by justice even if is against your family, your friends, your tribe, or even if it is against yourself. And the meaning of justice is compassion and mercy. The woman I am talking about is suffering; this dictates that I stand by her and leave politics to the politicians. What has often corrupted us is when we put politics ahead of morals and principles.
MJ: Are moderate Muslims getting enough support from the West?
Let me tell you another story�it simplifies so much. Saudi Arabia recently signed a deal with England for $43 billion worth of arms. The arms deal had two conditions: first, that England stops an ongoing investigation of some members of the [Saudi] royal family on corruption charges; second, that England desists from offering asylum to two well-known Saudi moderate dissidents. Now, England is supposed to expel these two very well-known Saudi moderate dissidents. If they can't find another country that is willing to offer them asylum, they must be turned over to Saudi Arabia, where you and I know what's going to happen to them. They're going to be tortured and then killed.
Now, if you reflect just on this one incident, it speaks volumes about what is wrong. These are two Muslims who put their lives, the lives of their families, and very courageously stood up to the evil. When Bush talks about the axis of evil he never mentions Saudi Arabia. If he was being honest, he would. Muslim individuals who espouse democratic and human rights ideals find themselves, for money, betrayed by a country that is supposed to stand for the old ideals of democracy, etc. Now, the whole Muslim world has heard about this deal two weeks ago. Saudi Arabia tried to keep it secret, but it was leaked to al-Jazeera and they did whole documentary investigation on it.
It puts moderates in a position to ask "Who are our friends? Who are our supporters in this world?" The United States practices torture and brought in people like Alan Dershowitz to try to theoretically justify torture as acceptable. England is throwing principles and ideals out in order to receive money. All this rhetoric that you hear about the West supporting human values: is any of it true or does it all just fall into serving political ends?
MJ: Earlier this month, President Bush discussed radical Islam, noting that "some call this evil Islamic radicalism; others, militant Jihadism; still others, Islamo-fascism." How accurate do you find the Bush Administration's understating of Islam?
AEF: It's all very loose talk. Often I feel the influence of the paradigm from Samuel Huntington's Clash of Civilizations at work in the Bush administration. For those who are familiar with extremists, talking as he did about an empire that goes from Spain to Indonesia is a hallucination. The center of extremism is Saudi Arabia�which Bush leaves out of all equations. I can understand that we are after these individuals who commit acts of terrorism, fine. But, when we start saying we're at war with "Islamic fascism," we're using such loose categories that it is easy to slip into a war with Islam itself. Basically, we need to define what is and is not acceptable. What's really scary is that the type of talk that I heard in the last speech is the same talk I've read in the works of these Islamophobes, career Islam haters, anti-Arab Semites, who use expressions like Bush used.
Extremists keep selling the idea that Muslims are dealing with a modern-day crusade�that Bush and his administration are basically Christian fanatics who hate Islam. You put all the pieces together: Guantanamo torture, betrayal of moderates, the creation of a very vague enemy that could be anyone and anything and anybody, sending [former al-Jazeera television correspondent, Taysir] Alouni to prison in Spain. The extremists start weaving all these little bits together and create a recruiting manual that attracts an overflow of volunteers. This is a time when we need rational heads, and very wise, balanced policies, not adolescent-type behavior that adds fuel to the fire.
MJ: The recent draft of the Iraqi constitution was based, in part, on Islamic law. Does basing a country�s constitution on religion come into conflict with its role in preserving human rights and civil liberties?
AEF: No. It largely depends on how you interpret religion. For instance, the Christian Democratic Party in Germany clearly says that all democracy is based on Christian values; and in Israel, there are parties that clearly base themselves the culture and heritage of not just the Torah, but also Talmud traditions. The critical question is how a religious tradition is interpreted. Is it interpreted in ways that are pro-human rights or in ways that are a throwback to the Dark Ages?
MJ: Can Islam and democracy co-exist?
AEF: In my view, yes. But if people are going to say "God is the sovereign and I rule in the name of God," then that�s another thing. If human beings pretend to be God, then forget about democracy. If they understand that no human being can represent God, then sure. I�ve written a book entitled Islam: the Challenges of Democracy, because it is a challenge. It requires careful interpretation of the Islamic tradition and Islamic theology, and there�s a lot in there that would support democratic ideals.
MJ: What about Islam and feminism?
AEF: Islamic tradition is full of examples of that support the autonomy of women and the empowerment of women. Very few people know that in Islamic history there have been well over two thousand women jurists. Think about that: at a time when it was inconceivable to have a woman rabbi or a woman scholar of Christian theology or canon law, the Islamic civilization boasted hundreds of women who were authorities in Islamic law and Islamic theology and that taught some of the most famous male jurists and left behind a remarkable corpus of writings. Wahhabism goes and takes elements from that Islamic tradition that are most oppressive of women, and highlights and enlarges them and makes them the whole of Islam. In my view, that�s a clear corruption of the Islamic tradition.
MJ: Do you think the invasion and war in Iraq are radicalizing Iraqis?
AEF: Definitely, yes. Sadly, Iraq has become a hotbed of extremism. And for those who know Iraq, it is remarkably sad because Iraq had a very strong tradition of moderate dissidents against Saddam Hussein, and the voices of these moderates are becoming increasingly silenced in the process of radicalization.
MJ: Do you see Austria�s recent effort to limit Turkey�s status to that of a privileged partner of the EU, and deny full-membership, as a sign of underlying misconceptions about Islam?
AEF: That was a remarkable disappointment. It�s very interesting because Europe�particularly England�was the one that so thoroughly dismantled the idea of an Islamic nation as fundamentally illegitimate in itself. Does the idea of Europe creating a Christian union and seeing an Islamic country as a problem feed into the cause of extremists? You bet. Does it dishearten and demoralize moderates? You bet.
Melanie Colburn is an editorial intern at Mother Jones.
@2005 The Foundation for National Progress
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Floating upon the surface for
The birds, the birds, the birds
You want me, well ****ing well come and find me
I'll be waiting,
with a gun and a pack of sandwiches
And nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing
You want me, well, come on and break the door down
You want me,
****ing come on and break the door down
I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready...
-Qur'an, Al-Baqara, 2:185
--Qur'an, Al-Baqara, Surah 2:183-84
Pingin nelpon itha, pingin nelpon elvin, pingin nelpon chietra, pingin nelpon B :p, pingin nelpon ... heuheuhue… my last day, dan hectic ( senangnya…
7.40 pm: all this time i thought lute is a wind instrument (why? because it rhymes with flute :p)
tapi ternyata it's a mandolin-string-instrument thingy.
Some links on lutes (kayak penting aja, Ma xD ..dhee biarin napa sih)
As a farewell thingy, my office colleagues (that’s Martin the Chief Executive, Janneke the Office Manager, Christine the Project Manager and Ilaria, the new intern from Italy) had a lunch in this poffertjes-house near the central station. Christine and I ordered a normal portion with chocolate-sauce on it, Janneke without, Ilaria small, and Martin the large one, water for Christine and Ilaria, tea for martin, cola-light for Janneke, and of course, for me it has to be cappuccino.
So we talked about stuffs, how Martin started the whole Office concept by himself, the AEC used to have the administration taken care of by the institution which was appointed as the Secretary General. It also means that every year the office personnel changes. He also mentioned that with the current state of membership (around 20% of the member institutions are always late in paying the membership fee, if not never at all), in 2 years the AEC can only support one-and-a-half person to keep the Office running.
But if the Office is growing like it is now, (with all the projects and the monetary support from the European Union), in 10 years the AEC could hire the Ganzenmarkt** building all for themselves :D
Speaking of job, we also talked about the ups-and-downs of working part-time in a restaurant (even those with Dutch owners are not any better). Ilaria used to work in a French cuisine restaurant in Muiderpoort, while Christine has experiences working at an (filthy) English pub, and Janneke has worked in six restaurants, Martin spent of his student-lifetime working as a cellist (well.. he was a music student, and according to him, music students made money by doing performances)
Talk about my school life, I told them that the school is arranging a joint-student project with a university in Essen, twenty-students from Diemen and another twenty from the University, and that we have to organize a corporate event. Janneke exclaimed that with a group of 40 people, we could as well start our own government (really..? that’ll be rather cool)
Oh, and as a farewell gift they gave me the rose bouquet (my first ever bouquet), ‘the Dutch, I presume?’ and ‘De Hollandse keuken / Dutch Cuisine’ ( a COOKBOOK.
*) Poffertjes = small pancakes, traditional Dutch snack, di Jakarta udah banyak yg jual – incl. my sister’s school canteen
**) Ganzenmarkt building is where the Office is situated right now, we share the building with other companies working in the field of culture and art.
! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
emm.. did Cak Nur really had died? there goes another good person.. may God bless his soul and may God bless this country
you yourself is stuck in a rut
n when their crying eyes (or smiling faces)
or even the :) and the :D
the cheerful melodic tone in their voices
the :( and the :'(
the sad-depressive tone that you wish never came out from them
well i'll be
wishing all the best and happiness for them
i'm so sorry i couldnt do anything
celebrate your happiness
or pull you out from the mud-sucking-thing
i still hv to sort myself out
i'm glad that you are fine
i'm happy to know that you still care
with hugs n kisses
u see all weird ppl
chinese women shaking their head non stop
from midnite to mornin
and weird guys asking you questions
with their half-closed eyes
and beer in one hand
and people sway their hands
their troubles once forgotten
i met some friends
i saw the other side of them
one i know had a wife
but a woman is dangling on his neck
introduced herself as her girlfriend
and the music went so loud
bodies movin glasses breakin
dj's quite good though
drank 3 baileys n 3 kahlua
my friend pushed me to drink some more
but my stomach felt so full
i couldnt take it
so she danced away
jigglin wigglin with another guy
whom as she told me the next day
she just knew that night
and it was 5 am
she's too drunk to open her eyes
i ask that guy she'd been wriggling with to help me
drag her carry her find a cab
and clilmbed the stairs (two floors)
till we got to her house
open her shoes, took off her earings
put a plastic container on the bedside
if she ever wanted to throw up
took off my lenses
brush my teeth
went to bed
the next day woke up at 2 pm
she said to me
"i never throw up before, however drunk i am
even 6 shots of tequila, wont ever got me drunk
maybe after 3 weeks of not going to the clubs
i am not quite used to it anymore"
dont u ever heard about self-control?
mo tau apa isi kepala "the genius behind radiohead"?
n i dont get what is he trying to say..
is this how a genius mind works? sapa sih yg bilang thom yorke genius? he just rambles about incomprehensible stuffs with distortions.. n ppl will spend sleepless nights just to figure "the meaning behind the rambles"
h ahaha '
gw ju*g bs'
b t the y wont
id Er me a s a
G E N I u $$$$$$$$$
tp kata adek gw keren tuh..
i wonder brp lama si thom bisa tahan nge-update terus blognya.. dave navarro of Jane's Addiction is surprisingly very keen on blogging :D dan his blog is interesting to read from time to time..
revision: ternyata Mr. Navarro punya blog su pindah e.. so now it's http://www.6767.com
New AEC Website
Welcome to the new AEC Website!
At its inception in 1953, the Association's goal was to develop relations between schools of higher education in music throughout Europe and, more specifically, to develop relations with countries behind the Iron Curtain, from the Atlantic to the Ural. Its permanent seat was at the time situated in Switzerland; two presidents, one from Eastern Europe, the other from the West, led the organisation.
Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the November 1990 Glasgow Congress dismantled the two-headed organisational system. Sir John Manduell, a Principal of the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, became sole president of the organisation until November 1996. During this period, the seat of the Association moved to Angers, with the election of John-Richard Lowry, Director of the Conservatoire National de Région d'Angers, as Secretary General. In the period 1996-2000, the AEC was based in the Conservatoire de Paris, with Marc-Olivier Dupin (director Conservatoire de Paris) as Secretary General and Ian Horsbrugh (director Guildhall School of Music and Drama) as President. In 2001, following a decision at the General Assembly during the annual Congress in November 2000 in Vicenza, the AEC Office moved to join other national and international organisations in the field of culture in a cultural centre in Utrecht, The Netherlands. In the new AEC Office a new organisational infrastructure was developed, adding the post of AEC Chief Executive to the already existing post of the AEC administrator. With this new team, the AEC is hoping to respond better to the needs of its members and the sector it represents.
A detailed description of the AEC History from 1953-1988 can be found in a publication written by Claude Viala, which can be ordered from the AEC Office.
The AEC objectives and activities are based on the aims outlined in the AEC Credo, which was endorsed by the AEC members during the AEC General Assembly in Vicenza in November 2000. The AEC Credo contains the following text (in PDF):
- Although the primary focus of the Association is on professional music training, the AEC supports the importance of music in all levels of education in our society, ranging from early childhood to higher education and lifelong learning.
- The AEC promotes the role of music and therefore music education as an outstanding example of non-verbal communication in the integration of Europe and as a tool for cooperation in an increasingly multi-cultural modern society.
- Representing institutions throughout Europe, the AEC acknowledges the national and regional cultural traditions within Europe.
- The AEC stands for the strongly individual character of music education, the one-to-one teaching of instrumental and vocal studies being at the core of this education. By stating this, the AEC would like to urge the relevant authorities to acknowledge the financial implications of this particular quality.
- The AEC encourages critical thinking about all approaches to learning, teaching and management in institutions for professional music training.
- Representing the main body of professional music education on a European level, the AEC stresses the value of the knowledge and expertise of its membership.
- The AEC reflects on changes in society and musical professions and provides members with relevant insights and information; the AEC is therefore a constantly forward-looking organisation.
- The AEC serves as a platform for the exchange of opinions, experiences, and examples of good practice and for the development of joint projects and initiatives, thus contributing to the enhancement of quality in its member institutions.
The AEC Council consists of twelve representatives from member institutions in twelve different countries: the Executive Committee (President, Secretary General and two Vice-Presidents) and eight regular Council members.
President: Johannes Johansson, Director Malmo Academy of MusicVice-Presidents: Marie-Claude Ségard, Director Conservatoire National de Region de Strasbourg
Rineke Smilde, North Netherlands Conservatoire Groningen
Secretary General: George Caird, Principal Birmingham Conservatoire
Members: Erling Aksdal, Director Department of Music, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim Norway
Thüring Bräm, Rektor Musikhochschule Luzern
Dan Buciu, Rector National Academy of Music Bucarest
Peep Lassmann, Rektor Estonian Academy of Music Tallinn
Krystyna Makowska-Lawrynowicz, Vice-Rektor Chopin Academy Warsawa
Wolfgang Meyer, Rektor Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik Karlsruhe
Haris Xanthoudakis, Dean Music Department, Ionian University Corfu
Cristobal Zamora, Director of Studies, Conservatorio Superior de Musica "E. Martinez Torner"
Honorary President: Ian Horsbrugh, Former Principal Guildhall School of Music and Drama London
The AEC Council meets 3-4 times a year. Particularly important documents are the AEC Annual Report, the AEC 4-year strategic plan and the AEC Statutes. Members can order any of these documents from the AEC Office.
The AEC Office is situated in an office centre specially designed for national and international cultural organisations in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The AEC team currently consists of Martin Prchal, the AEC Chief Executive, Janneke Vrijland, the AEC Project Manager and Christine Masure, the AEC Project Administrator.
AEC President Johannes JohanssonAEC Chief Executive Martin PrchalAEC Office Manager Janneke VrijlandAEC Project Administrator Christine Masure
The AEC Policy Papers
One of the tasks of the AEC is to draft policy papers in response to important European developments or consultations issued by the European Union, in which the needs and characteristics of the professional music-training sector are explained. Full texts of such policy papers can be downloaded here. The following policy papers have been produced:
- Recommendations to the European Commission on the role of music education and training in the new EU cultural programmeEnglishDeutsch Français
- Cultural Cooperation in Professional Music Training in Europe
- AEC response to the communication from the European Commission on ‘The role of the universities in the Europe of Knowledge’
- AEC response to the consultation on the future of the European Union programmes for education, training and youth after 2006.
- AEC response to the consultation on ‘Designing the future programme of cultural cooperation for the European Union after 2006’.
- AEC – ELIA position paper ‘Towards a European Space for Higher Arts Education’ on the role and needs of higher arts education in the process initiated by the Bologna Declaration EnglishDeutsch Français
Various publications have been made covering the many projects done by the AEC. The AEC Newsletters serves as a yearly overview of the AEC activities and is available for mail order via the AEC Office and/or downloaded in PDF version.
Every year heads of AEC member institutions meet up at an AEC Annual Congress. Aside the congress, another event that also takes on a yearly basis is the Annual Meeting for International Relations Coordinators.
The AEC Annual Congress
On every November, the AEC holds a congress meeting for its members to meet and attend workshops for a couple of days. Taking place in different locations every year enables congress participants to embrace different local cultural values while having the opportunity for discussion of specific themes, the exchange of important amount of information and the elaboration of multiple partnerships (exchanges within the framework of networks, co-productions of concerts and a variety of events, etc.). In addition, the congress is seen as an occasion for informal and convivial encounters within members of the AEC.
The AEC Annual Meeting for International Relations Coordinators
During this meeting, officials from European conservatoires responsible for the international contacts and the participation in European exchange programmes meet to exchange information and discuss future initiatives every year in September.
In congruence with the organization’s activities, specific meetings related to the AEC project framework are also being held regularly, these kinds of meetings can be found underneath the Upcoming events section.
Annual Congress 2005
The 2005 AEC Annual Congress will take place in the city of Birmingham on 3 – 6 November. Birmingham is a lively and culturally diverse city in the Heart of England, and the AEC is very grateful to the Birmingham Conservatoire for hosting this event. Next to the annual General Assembly for AEC member institutions, this year’s Congress will mainly address topics that will be studied in the framework of a new AEC project called ‘Polifonia’. These will include presentations and discussions on current and future European developments in music education and professional music training. A session on the role of the conservatoire director with speakers from various parts of Europe will also take place. For detailed discussions with all Congress delegates, breakout groups will be included into the program. Printed versions of the registration brochures and additional information will be distributed to all AEC members during the month of June.
Congress brochures and registration forms for the 2005 Congress can be downloaded in PDF and Word-format here (English, French and German versions):
2005 AEC Congress brochure (EN, DE, FR)
2005 AEC Congress registration form (EN, DE, FR)
Previous Annual Congresses
The AEC Annual Congress 2004
Attended by yet another record number of participants (exceeding 250), this year’s AEC Annual Congress took venue at Oviedo in the Spanish region of Asturias, wherein the Conservatorio Superior de Musica ‘E. Martinez Torner’ as the host had done everything with such efficiency and hospitality whom the AEC is very grateful of.
Subjects addressed during the Congress include a project entitled ‘European Forum for Music Education and Training – EFMET’. In relation to the theme of this project, two eminent speakers, Mr Peter Renshaw (arts and music consultant, London) and Mrs Karen Wolff (dean University of Michigan, School of Music and NASM President) were invited to give keynote speeches on the topic ‘Leadership in Music Education’. It was followed by a plenary discussion facilitated by Ian Horsbrugh and continued with a presentation of the EFMET project in general and of the EFMET research on training programmes for music teachers in Europe.
Various parallel workshops were organised with subjects closely connected to the EFMET theme:
- A workshop on the role of pedagogical courses in the conservatoire curriculum with presentations by representatives of the European Association of Music in Schools (EAS) and the European Music School Union (EMU)
- The use of new technologies in music teaching was addressed in a workshop on the HARMOS Project of the Fundación Albéniz and a presentation by a professor of the Conservatorio in Oviedo on Organology.
- The cooperation between conservatoires and youth and community music organisations was discussed in a workshop with presentations of the ExTEND project coordinated by Jeunesses Musicales International with the outcomes of an extensive European research project on music activities of young people up to age 22, and a presentation about the CONNECT project coordinated by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London
- Representatives from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and the Royal Conservatory The Hague addressed modes of teaching in professional music training in a workshop on current research on 1-to-1 teaching.
sukur2 klo pas ketemuan lagi bisa work out the differences, and develop a (re)new(ed) relationship. some might just be frustrated with the change and decided to stop seeing each other again, or stop wanting to have any kind of relationship with the other.
right now saya sedikit anxious saja, kecampur curious. bakal ketemu lagi ma anak2, ma "temen2".. wlopun ga ketemu cuma setahun, tp aku ngerasa, we all have changed. I have. wktu "dilempar" ke acara PPI, I found myself being a mouse again :D (meminjam istilah dari mas berly, yang juga pernah dipakai Nik Healey when he made comments after my group's presentation).
anyways, i didnt feel ready to see such crowd of people i hadn't met for a year (some were even more). so i silently drew away from everybody, found myself a nice corner, and stayed there (like a mouse :p).
so i guess i just have to wait and see. fourth year is supposed to be fun (or not?)
oh yeah, i have to think about thesis and planning how am i going to start my report, and those resits that i still have to take, oh dear oh dear oh dear..
teman-temanku.. wlopun ga keliatan on the surface (i am not at all competent in showing or expressing my feelings), i'm happy and will be waiting for your return ^^
gw bukan tipe2 org yg suka belajar sejarah :D
tapi.. through the ups and downs, dan despite ga semua orang bisa ngeliat this sixty years of independence as something positive, there would always be the hope of a better future for Indonesia..
I still dont know what I can do for my country, but I will do something.
Buat yang have the dream of making Indonesia a better place to be, let's rejoice! let's pull-out and think of plans and strategy!
Buat yang pesimis dan yakin negara kita ga bakal bisa diapa2in.. well, good luck in your green card application, atopun bentuk2 pindah warga negara yang lain :)
For now gw masih pusing dgn urusan2 sederhana dan sangat personal seperti: mencari calon suami, ngelarin urusan ma IND (application ID saya buat 04/05 ternyata ditolak sodara2 :p), ngelarin kerjaan kantor (14 days to go =s), belajar masak, belajar lebih peduli (dan menyesuaikan diri) sama keadaan sekitar, belajar lebih adaptif, belajar tidak terlalu negatif, enz., etc., dst.
>> tidak ikut acara tujuh-belasan d wassenaar atopun bntuk perayaan yg lain tp bukan berarti being completely ignorant atas nasib bangsa dan negara
should have read this sooner :p
For more on getting over and moving on after a break-up, please click here ;p
Drives them all vermillion and green,
You never gave up on me somehow,
I don't know why I haven't turned by now
Ooh I know love sounds impossible,
Some words are just so hard to say,
And there's times you feel unlockable,
An' all you ever want,
Is someone to try...to open up...and find a way in
Don't ever say you were wrong for me,
For you were always strong enough for three,
I never let you in my world somehow,
I'm asking you to please, allow me now
Truer skies beyond the swirling clouds,
The other birds are off and flying south,
We'll have to make our own way there somehow,
An' I'm asking you to please trust me now
Let's say you are an 18-year-old kid with a really big brain. You're trying to figure out which field of study you should devote your life to, so you can understand the forces that will be shaping history for decades to come.
Go into the field that barely exists: cultural geography. Study why and how people cluster, why certain national traits endure over centuries, why certain cultures embrace technology and economic growth and others resist them.
This is the line of inquiry that is now impolite to pursue. The gospel of multiculturalism preaches that all groups and cultures are equally wonderful. There are a certain number of close-minded thugs, especially on university campuses, who accuse anybody who asks intelligent questions about groups and enduring traits of being racist or sexist. The economists and scientists tend to assume that material factors drive history - resources and brain chemistry - because that's what they can measure and count.
But none of this helps explain a crucial feature of our time: while global economies are converging, cultures are diverging, and the widening cultural differences are leading us into a period of conflict, inequality and segmentation.
Not long ago, people said that globalization and the revolution in communications technology would bring us all together. But the opposite is true. People are taking advantage of freedom and technology to create new groups and cultural zones. Old national identities and behavior patterns are proving surprisingly durable. People are moving into self-segregating communities with people like themselves, and building invisible and sometimes visible barriers to keep strangers out.
Not long ago, many people worked on farms or in factories, so they had similar lifestyles. But now the economy rewards specialization, so workplaces and lifestyles diverge. The military and civilian cultures diverge. In the political world, Democrats and Republicans seem to live on different planets.
Meanwhile, if you look around the world you see how often events are driven by groups that reject the globalized culture. Islamic extremists reject the modern cultures of Europe, and have created a hyperaggressive fantasy version of traditional Islamic purity. In a much different and less violent way, some American Jews have moved to Hebron and become hyper-Zionists.
The members of these and many other groups didn't inherit their identities. They took advantage of modernity, affluence and freedom to become practitioners of a do-it-yourself tribalism. They are part of a great reshuffling of identities, and the creation of new, often more rigid groupings. They have the zeal of converts.
Meanwhile, transnational dreams like European unification and Arab unity falter, and behavior patterns across nations diverge. For example, fertility rates between countries like the U.S. and Canada are diverging. Work habits between the U.S. and Europe are diverging. Global inequality widens as some nations with certain cultural traits prosper and others with other traits don't.
If you are 18 and you've got that big brain, the whole field of cultural geography is waiting for you.
bright and colourful in the dark
cheerful and light as it may seem
you blew the candle out
a small wisp of smoke
a little smell of burn
u know i'll never leave you
you know i'll always stay
i'll re-light the candle
so you know to whom you should come back to
suka sama Courtney Crumlin ^^
dan yg paling penting.. ada free comics-ny juga,.. hohoho ^o^
When I was younger, so much younger than today,..
I never needed anybody's help in any way.. But now those days are gone, I'm not so self assured,.. Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors
Help me if you can, I'm feeling down.. And I do appreciate you being round.. Help me, get my feet back on the ground,.. Won't you please,.. please.. help me?
And now my life has changed in oh so many ways,.. My independence seems to vanish in the haze.. But every now and then I feel so insecure,.. I know that I just need you like I've never done before.
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hi.. i just want to informu you guys that the link for allymoon (daily
candy - everywhere) on today's edition (July 14th) did not work. mybe its my
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you guys rock!
she's been talking non-stop for 30 minutes!!!
my supervisor must be a very good listener..
im glad she's not talking to me
i dont hv the patience :p
n she said that "i find it difficult when talking in english. sometimes i got lost for words, n it's harder to formulate things". anjrit.. ga nyadar ya klo dari tadi udh nyap-nyap?
gw udh selese transfer2an lagu ma si komar (padahal transfer rate-ny lagi lemot banget) n she's still talking. trus i left to make another cup of coffee, balik, n drank it up,.. she's still there.. standing.. talking..
well its nice to hear all of her experience and thoughts and all that.. but pleeeaasee.. somebody's trying to work here :p
n she said she had difficulties in talking? busettt..
n. The nasty drip from an air conditioning unit. Also known as 'liquid garbage.'
n. The exchange of sweat by people in close quarters (i.e., dance floors, cramped elevators). See also: filmic moment.
n. An unexpected waft of cool air (e.g., from a passing bus) that is at once disgusting and welcome in 90-degree heat.
n. A glistening sheen of sweat on your body or your belongings, and the realization that the sweat may not be your own. (That messenger and I shared a nasty but hot filmic moment in the lobby.)
n. The cohesive agent that develops on the backs of thighs in July, forcing one to peel them off park benches, car seats, or bar stools.
little white line
n. The thong outline seen on girls wearing the wrong white pants. (Does that skank with the little white line not check her reflection before going out?)
n. 1. The unavoidable underarm stains one gets from wearing tight, nonbreathable tees. 2. One's inability to avoid wearing tight, nonbreathable tees.
n. Summer house freeloader. (Chad is such a shamtonite. He's been hanging out in Bridgehampton for the past three weekends and he doesn't even rent.)
v. To reduce the amount of cloth used to cover the body. (Summer's here. Time to skimplify the wardrobe.)
I better stop now before I start crying
Go off to sleep in the sunshine
I don't want to see the day when it's dying
She's a sight to see, she's good to me
I'm already somebody's baby
She's a pretty thing and she knows everything
But I'm already somebody's baby
You don't deserve to be lonely
But those drugs you got won't make you feel better
Pretty soon you'll find it's the only
Little part of your life you're keeping together
I'm nice to you, I could make it through
That you're already somebody's baby
I could make you smile if you stayed a while
But how long will you stay with me baby
Because your candle burns too bright
Well, I almost forgot it was twilight
Even if I think that you are right
Well, I'm tired of being down, I got no fight
You're wonderful, when it's beautiful
But I'm already somebody's baby
And if I went with you I'd disappoint you too
Well, I'm already somebody's baby
Already somebody's baby
Dear my dotta :
umm i just called my big bro yesterday and now i am feeling a lot better
… Alhamdu lilLaah, GOD has given you the courage to fix your wrongdoings.
the root causes of the sad story:
basically it's me
(n him to b deleted )that were still not ready for a long distance relationship
..Next time, have a short distance one ( eye 2 eye communication )
the attraction was there, when we met
Always look for attraction before extending our meeting, of coursebut when we're away, things started to change
…. See above (have a short distance one )well i was the one who first got insecure
….In near future, securing is the third step after a first sight, then second is ideas exchange for max four months only
i never really trusted him
… Always trust everybody, then if someone is proven to abuse our relationship then FIRE him/herapalagi pas dia cuti, i felt that wktu kerja, komunikasi malah lbih lancar.
… O my smart lil lady, u know that even a tree was so beautiful here. Let alone my sweetie n smart dotter. Jakarta or Bandung ? Boy, it's different story, u can ask yer lil bro why he's chosen Bandung for his study ;-D)i know that it was just me who was being uselessly paranoid, and that made me realize that at some extend i can also be so distrustful and anxious. because all this time i thought that im the coolest person when it came to relationships =p
.. Never underestimate anybody/ it is pretty close to arrogance ( devil )The aftermath, he got weary, and i was still freaking out, until one day we came to the point that his feelings for me was similar to a friend. so.. that being said, and boy it hurts.
and on the same day someone popped in, so i just said 'yes'
….. Two wrongs never make up one right!!!i dont know if that that made my bro looking for an another girl, but anyway
…. See above : Two wrongs never make up one right!!! That is the only logical response of a NORMAL male ( or at least, DaD would do the same ;-D )as far as i'm concerned, the girl's a nice person. she should suit him well. An ex of his a couple years back, and they got separated (if i can still remember the story correctly) because her father didnt really like him
…. This time yer ol' man was much smarter than this "ST….D" gentlemanbut after they broke up, i guess the old man realized that my big bro was not that bad (of course)
… Wish it were too lateas i was saying, she should be a good companion to him
….. DaD must have had a chance to meet this lucky girl before agreeing upon your remarksconsidering they went out together before, so she should know him (inside-outside) better than i do
… Sadly, DaD has to admit " YES "im trying to look it in another way, maybe i was meant to make the mistake so that he can be with this girl. which, if it's God's plan, then with or without having anything with me, he would be with this girl anyway
… I suggest to keep this comment till one of you ( either u or BigBro ) gets marriedand as for me, well im glad i can be at least less negative (umm deppresive) about all this.
Always say SubhanAllaah, alhamdu lilLaah to keep devil away from your heart/mindthough painful (admitting defeat and loss), im trying to be supportive to myself and to my big bro as well
… Victory is for believers who do good thingsof course i learn a lot from this, didn't i tell you that now i realize that maintaining a relationship is hell harder than pursuing a career?
… This is now my recommendation:im sorry i've caused quite a commotion into the family.. i bet it'd been a good example for my other bros and sisters on having a relationship, hehehe..
Next time u meet a boy, who believes in GOD + The Day of Judgments ( + Angels + AQ + all Messengers ), u must exchange ideas only for max four months ( why four months ? U should know why ) before telling me to give you to the luckiest man in the world ( but only a second person to me, of course )
… Build / maintain always future relationship with every body in this world and don't demolish your bridge after you cross it. As you might always need that bridge to return.
There is gain after pain, indeed, there is always gain after pain ( They are Quranic verses ).
[94:5] With pain there is gain.
[94.6] Indeed, with pain there is gain.
with kisses, hugs n love
… I always love you but I must learn very hard to put you n all d family third. DaD has also been in this learning curve to understand AQ 9:24, may GOD bless our family and show us HIS right path, all praise be to GOD d Lord of the multiverse. Aamiin.
[9:24] Proclaim: If your parents, your children, your siblings, your spouses, your family, the money you have earned, a business you worry about, and the homes you cherish are more beloved to you than GOD and His messenger, and the striving in His cause, then just wait until GOD brings His judgment.GOD does not guide the wicked people.
A little help from my friends
What would you think if I sang out of tune,
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song,
And I'll try not to sing out of key.
I get by with a little help from my friends,
I get high with a little help from my friends,
Going to try with a little help from my friends.
What do I do when my love is away.
(does it worry you to be alone?)
How do I feel by the end of the day
(are you sad because you're on your own?)
No I get by with a little help from my friends
(Do you need anybody?)
I need somebody to love.
(Could it be anybody?)
I want somebody to love.
Would you believe in a love at first sight?
Yes I'm certain that it happens all the time.
What do you see when you turn out the light?
I can't tell you, but I know it's mine.
Oh I get by with a little help from my friends,
(Do you need anybody?)
I just need someone to love,
(Could it be anybody?)
I want somebody to love.
I get by with a little help from my friends,
Yes I get by with a little help from my friends,
With a little help from my friends...
dam - di - dam..
I get by with a little help from my friends.. =)
N of course with the Guidance, Strength, and Blessings from The Almighty
thank You Thank you thank You
Only tears left to stain, dry my eyes once again
I don't know who I am, or what I'm gonna do
Been so long I've been hopelessly confused
This can never really end, it's infinitely sad
Can someone tell me when
Something good became so bad
So if you have a cure
To me would you please send
A picture of my life
With a letter telling how
it should really be instead
The precipice is there
But will I ever dare
Throw myself in the sky, so at last I can die
See I've become a man
Who holds nothing too dear
Who will mind if I just disappear
This can never really end, it's infinitely sad
Can someone tell me when
Something good became so bad
So if you have a cure
To me would you please send
A picture of my life
With a letter telling how
it should really be instead
Oh, tell me how it really should be
In our eyes are mirror images and when
We kiss they're perfectly aligned
And I have to speculate that God himself
Did make us into corresponding shapes like
Puzzle pieces from the clay
And true, it may seem like a stretch, but
Its thoughts like this that catch my troubled
Head when you're away when I am missing you to death
When you are out there on the road for
Several weeks of shows and when you scan
The radio, I hope this song will guide you home
They will see us waving from such great
Heights, 'come down now,' they'll say
But everything looks perfect from far away,
'come down now,' but we'll stay...
I tried my best to leave this all on your
Machine but the persistent beat it sounded
Thin upon listening
And that frankly will not fly. You will hear
The shrillest highs and lowest lows with
The windows down when this is guiding you home
hehe.. ulma kembalilah ke jalan yg benar.. =D
another day went by
hari ini cuma ngambil fax, masuk2in registrasi, berusaha bikin project description.. gw msti baca laporanny.. tp udh berkali2 baca kok ga masuk2 ya =S
percetingan hari ini.. indah, elphien d yahoo.. widy, indra, n fariq d msn
this morning i woke up extraordinarily early.. 6 am! bayangkan!
co gw mobilny diderek =p heheh kacian deh lu..
y su went online n chatted with him a bit
oh ya ketemu ma sodara gw juga trus ternyata adek2 gw lagi maen d rumahny dia,.. y su ngobs2 ma mereka
pagi dapet email dari itha (bukan itha jogja tp itha bogor)
tp males balesnya, tak ada inspirasi
jadi si itha-bgr ini, gw kenalny wktu gw mo nunjukin vidklipny tori amos yg sleeps with butterflies k itha-ygy... (my friend since junior high 3rd year), tp gw lupa emailny.. itha85 apa itha_85 gitu.. ya uds gw kirim kedua2ny.. tp ternyata dua2ny nyampe..
so akhirny si itha-bgr ini mengimel balik, nanyain gw sapa, bla bla bla.. yg jls last weekend dia ngimel pngen nyari temen curhat (*gubrak)
ngeupload album yg d yahoo k multiply (sangking nganggurny akhirny ngutek2 ni site)
cek2 email mba supervisor
ngeprint document about child abuse n mistreatment d indo --> ga ada hub.ny ma kerjaan
gw kira hari ini semuany pada balik, ternyata engga.. cuma atu orang dan dia juga yg datengny after mid-day gitu.. weeww..
dgn badan yg tan abis (ya iyaaa abis dari lisabon gituuu)
trus gw jug nelp nyokap
humm bener2 dah...
ah iya.. browse2 FS dan stumbled upon this blog, punyanya kk kelas d ypj dulu (in which gw ga perna ktmu in person). tp gw suka gaya nulisnya..
dan setelah melihat2 foto albumny.. huhuh gubrak. ternyata anakny this mantan GM d freeport.. yg barusan dtarik k New Orleans buat kerja d freeport sana.
me n lina were always making fun of this guy.. abis.. gayany dandy dan perlente sekali, huhuhuh... klo pas lagi ad mass meeting gtu, udh deh gw ma lina yg ngekek2 sndiri
postingan ini tidak penting !!!
15 minutes left before tomorrow starts
hari ini nobody's at the office
semuany are in Lisabon (or Lisbon?.. however they spell it)
10-16.00 browsing2, chatting (lemmesee.. sama guruh, siska, indra, prima, ardy, melati, dan elphien), donlot2 lagu dari filter, mtv2 n mtv.
ngeprint n baca2 berita (karena lbih well-informed jadiny wktu ngobs ma guruh lbih bisa nyambung, kqkqkq)
on the mid-day imel2an sama reza, sofie (ex-supervisor yg skrg d gent), indah, dan mr b.. lalu akhirny mmutuskan untuk menelp anak itu, eh.. pria itu. :)
congrats buat elphien yg akhirny beli rok :)
im very proud of you, sis.. :) hehehe
di atas jam 4 i started to try to work on real stuffs. tp ternyata susah banget.. i kept on wandering everywhere (incl. k friendster *udh loggd in 5 kali hari ini). saya.. ngecek2 inbox supervisor, for spams n yg kira2 bisa gw kerjain, gw kerjain..
nelp nia, ditelp ardy
all-in-all, a very unproductive day :(
bsok udh pada balik kayaknya..
hwah.. harus pasang pose rajin, hehehe..
tadi pulang jam 8. smpe rumah twice ke wc.. trus brosing lagi, ceting lagi ma indra, ma prima n ari juga
tried to read some article in filter-mini mag.. tp stopped bcause my mind was too umm.. stuffed.. with nothing..
maen da urbz juga cuma 10 mnit gtu terus berhenti.
daftar minuman hari ini:
kopi 5 cangkir (trying to make it a daily dose)
coklat 3 cangkir
air putih 2.5 x 500 ml.. 1,25 L.. not bad :)
# Motor 600W Equake(tm) electric motor
# Battery Type- Rechargeable SLA System (24V12ah)
# Charge Time- 4-6 hours from flat, 1-2 hours from partial charge
# Rated No. Of Charge/discharge cycles- 300
# Charger Fast Charger with Smart Charging System.
# Input: 100-240v
# Drive System- Rear belt drive
# Throttle- Motorcycle Style with Right-hand twist Throttle
# Chassis- t304 surgical stainless Steel Alloy
# Chassis Weight- 70 lbs or 32kg with batteries
# Front & Back Suspension- Independent coil spring with shocks
# Brakes- Cross Drilled Ventilated disk with piston calipers
# Wheels- 14 inch x 2.125 multi-terrain tires on lightweight spoke wheels
# Seat- ergonomic molded foam
# Handlebar- Motocross Styled Chrome with rear Mirrors
# Kickstand- Front deployed stainless Steel kick stand
# Lights- Meshed head lights, with tail/brakes and signal lights
# Bell- anodized aluminum
# Max Speed*- 18 MPH or 25 Km/h
# Max range* - 15-18 miles or 25-30 km
# Rider Load- 240 lbs or 110kg
# Grade- 12.5% with 120 lbs/55kg loading
# Dimensions (l) 51`` or 1295 mmx (w) 26`` or 660 mm x (h) 42`` or 1066mm
uhm, and for less than a thousand bucks ($995) hehehe.. yeah rite.. the one's that was shown in this post was already accessorized with extended seat, kickstand, mirror,etc. costing not more than $210 =p
bayangkan cruising on a'dam's bike-track with this sweety,.. woo-hoo..
and this guy (man) wrote a book about idling.
idler means someone who does no work.. :D
well Mr. Hodgkinson (the author of How to be an Idler) was putting it this way, "It wasn't exactly the old 'do nothing all day,' it was just that youa ppreciate the value of a good portion of doing nothing in your day -- for your mental health, your physical health, your relationships, that sort of thing. But also appreciate the importance of getting out of this wage-slavery thing, more or less, and try to look after yourself."
An Idler's Life
Several of the projects featured in the series make use of innovative technology to solve very basic problems. Nick Moon and Martin Fisher's company ApproTEC has distributed low-cost irrigation pumps and oilseed presses throughout Africa; the boost in productivity allows people to move beyond subsistence farming to make a better living, and the resulting boom in businesses contribute about $35 million a year to the developing country's economies.
And in India, Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy and David Green revolutionized medical care based on their belief in 'compassionate capitalism.' The two men trained local workers in high-tech medical and manufacturing procedures, and have since opened five hospitals across India that treat nearly 2 million patients a year, at a cost low enough to make health care available to India's poorest people.
What these very different projects have in common is 'social entrepreneurship,' the concept at the core of 'The New Heroes.' Instead of seeking to reap profits, social entrepreneurs use their innovations to create social change, starting frothe bottom up. It's an idea brilliantly summed up by the work of Bangladeshi banker Muhammad Yunus, who says, "The whole principle of conventional banking is 'the more you have the more you get.' I said the logical thing would be the less you have, the more attention you should get, and if you have nothing, you are the one who should get the highest priority."
Yunus' Grameen Bank in Bangladesh started in 1976 with a loan of $27, split between 42 people who used the money to start small businesses like selling rice at the market. In the last 29 years, Grameen's "micro-credit" loans have spread worldwide, and in Bangladesh the bank has provided nearly $5 billion in loans to four and a half million people. And because 96 percent of Grameen's borrowers are women, Muhammad Yunus' simple idea of small loans has changed the social structure of Bangladesh by giving women the power of self-sufficiency.
This is the spirit of social entrepreneurship writ large, and it's the idea behind "New Heroes" house parties organized by the Skoll Foundation, a major funder of the series. "We believe that if you see these stories you will be inspired," said the Skoll Foundation's Terri Nagel. "We're hoping to motivate people to actually get out there and help, whether it's writing a check or starting your own social entrepreneurship program."
The idea behind the viewing parties is to get friends, families and coworkers to discuss the ideas of social entrepreneurship, and especially how everyone can make a difference.
4:12:35 PM : u cant prohibit some1 from doing them.Answer is NO, I can't. Just 2 suggest u 2 cry evrytime u remember GOD n ALL HIS messengerS.. U increase yr GODspot , Gw
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4:01:28 PM : both of them made by the same Creator - YES, inclsve of us. So don't u weep nor cry when I die. D only way GOD had prmisd 2 HIS creatures 4 meetin HIM 4ever .
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3:49:03 PM : put those stuffs on my blog.Answer is YES, QS is abrvtn of Qur'an Surah , of course they are not in S Covey's books. But I felt his thoughts are Quranic.
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3:33:10 PM : The 8th habbit - From effectiveness 2 greatness, S Covey, Nov. 2004. 15 mllns copies on 7 habbits sold in 15 years.
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3:25:10 PM : nurriva: so what should one do to solve Answer is YES, 1st ask his/ her own mind-IQ then ask his/ her heart-EQ n 3rd ask his/her GOD spot- SQ. Prblm's solved Gw
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3:14:42 PM : ESQ: Dan ikutilah yg plg baik dari apa yg diturunkan kepadamu dari Tuhanmu.(QS 39:55)
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3:12:50 PM : ESQ: Sesungguhnya Allah tdk akan mengubah nasib satu kaum kecuali mrk sendiri mengubah keadaan jiwanya.(QS 13:11)
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3:10:25 PM : ESQ: Bacalah! Tuhanmulah Yang Maha Pemurah! Yang mengajar dengan kalam. (QS 96:3-4)
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3:08:59 PM : ESQ: Spt gerakan Galaksi Bima Sakti(Milky Way), gerakan Atom(Bohr), atau gerakan jamaah Haji mengelilingi Kabah, semua melakukan thawaf dan sujud kpd Allah.
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3:08:02 PM : ESQ: Kecerdasan spiritual adlh kecerdasan utk menghdpi persoalan makna hidup,kecerdasan utk menempatkan perilaku dan hidup kita dlm makna yg lbh luas dan kaya
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3:06:50 PM : ESQ: Sungguh, tlh berlalu aturan2 (Allah) seblm kamu. Mengembaralah di muka bumi, dan lihatlah, bgmn akhirnya org yg mendustakan (kebenaran). (QS 3:137)
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3:05:41 PM : ESQ: Lingkaran terluar terdpt lima lingkaran kecil dimana semuanya terletak pada area Dimensi Fisik (IQ) pd alam sadar.
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3:04:49 PM : ESQ: Lingkaran kedua terletak pd Dimensi Emosi, alam prasadar.
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3:03:14 PM : ESQ: Lingkaran terdlm (God Spot) terletak pd Dimensi Spiritual pd dlm bawah sadar.
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3:02:26 PM : ESQ: Albert Einstein mengatakan: MSLH BESAR YG KITA HDPI TDK DPT DIPECAHKAN DGN TINGKAT PEMIKIRAN YG SAMA KTK MASALAH ITU TRJD.
well here are some ideas to begin with:
Be a Dork Day, July 15 -- Give your inner dork free reign to trip, snort or geek out over the latest high-tech gadget.
Have a Bad Day Day, Nov. 19 -- Store owners can send off customers by saying, 'Have a bad day,' on this cynical holiday. (love this one, -ulm)
No Housework Day, April 7 -- Just say no to taking out the trash and cleaning the toilet (as if you did any of those things to begin with, you lazy bastard).
Blah Blah Blah Day, April 17 -- Are people nagging you to make that dentist's appointment or quit smoking? Well, get to it!
Lost Sock Memorial Day, May 9 -- Take a moment to reflect upon the millions of lost socks that never make the short trip back from the dryer.
source: Hatch Magazine
so dtengah2 hawa panas dan pengap
serta sayup musik dari tropical station (favorit supervisor saya)
well skip the introduction
jadi intiny i read this article on forbes trus ad ttg boosting ur economy. n the columnist-nya (yg seorang enterpreneur aka wiraswasta) bilang klo salah satu carany itu dengan memacu pertumbuhan wiraswasta.
dan emang bukan daya beli yg nunjukin majunya suatu negara, tp production level.
here are the things he said, for a country to do, to boost the enterpreneurship of its people:
kesanny umum sekali ya..
Entrepreneurs and capital will be attracted to lower taxes.
yah of course..
tp tax buat usaha d indo tinggi ga sih? kayakny engga deh
hmm im beginning to think klo authorny mendukung european charter, hehehe..
Typically cash-strapped, they (the enterprenurs, red.) need the flexibility to tap suppliers and customers anywhere in the world.
well we would hv no prob in that.. indo's laborer are cheap!
ahahah.. ya ampown..
well he gave an example about doing business in France: French startups are choked by paperwork, which is why a generation of French restaurant entrepreneurs has decamped to London.
Yup, they (referring to bird talks - kabar burung =p) said that the best French restaurant is actually located in London.
Jadi mksudny apa yah? well sumthin like the law has to be strong enough n has to be enforced to every business to avoid big companies taking over the whole thing (monopoly?)
oh i love this part: Countries that place too much emphasis on showy scholastic achievement, such as France and Japan, will be short on entrepreneurs.
humm i should ask my supervisor bout this..
jadi emang scholastic achievement tu ga perlu =D *lol
Indo ppl r exceptionally good in wasting time, heheh.. (eh,.. or is it just me? :p)
pretty much ppl in Indo are like this..
(Pedro Luis Ferrer, June 2005)
Taken from Underground Man: An Interview With Pedro Luis Ferrer