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It’s almost been a year since I last posted.

Lot’s of things happened in 2013 which either directly or indirectly hindered me from writing. A colleague passed away, a sudden surge in workload, as well as other events have hampered the writing process of your’s truly. Luckily, abduction by extra-terrestrial beings was not one of them.

In self defense, it’s not that I didn’t try writing. I have got several things up my sleeve, written on my phone while commuting on the train, or jotted down on my notebook or pieces of paper when I wanted to see how my handwriting is nowadays.

I really, really, really hope I get the time to share what I’ve written down in the past, ranging from the Pet Shop Boy’s gig in Jakarta to an obituary to a colleague, as well as write down new stuff.

In short, happy new year (dude, this is almost March already!).


Sudah hampir setahun sejak terakhir saya ngepost.

Banyak hal yang terjadi di 2013 yang menghambat proses penulisan saya, baik secara langsung maupun tidak langsung, mulai dari meninggalnya seorang teman di kantor, melonjaknya beban kerja, dan kejadian-kejadian lain-lain yang menghambat proses penulisan. Untungnya, diculik makhluk luar angkasa tidak termasuk di antaranya.

Sebagai pledoi, saya bukannya nggak nulis sama sekali. Ada beberapa kuncian yang sudah kukembangkan, mulai dari yang ditulis di KRL sembari berangkat/pulang kantor, atau yang kutulis di buku catatan/lembaran kertas (sekaligus untuk tahu seperti apa tulisan tangan saya sekarang ini).

Gua berharap banget, banget, banget bisa sempat berbagi tulisan-tulisan yang udah kutulis, berkisar dari datangnya Pet Shop Boys ke Jakarta sampai prosa untuk seorang kolega, dan tentunya nulis hal-hal baru juga.

Singkat kata, selamat tahun baru 2014 (gile, ini udah mau masuk Maret!!).


this is your's truly on the weekend and on the start of every weekday.

This is your’s truly on the weekend and on the start of every weekday. No wonder no progress within the past 8-9 months.



No, that is not Alfred’s line. The dialogue in which Alfred’s line lies in (from Batman Begins, 2005), is this:

Bruce Wayne: I wanted to save Gotham. I’ve failed.

Alfred: Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.

Bruce: You still haven’t given up on me?

Alfred: Never.

So back to the quetsion, why do we blog?

[Would like to discuss the trilogy, as it is up there in my list of favourite trilogies. Maybe one day.]

This question first came to me when I was, well,I forgot what was I doing back then, but it came as a good idea to be written as a discourse.

Writting, be it handwriting or typing (the discussion of which is provided here), is a form of expression. While speaking may be more spontaneous, direct, and invites direct feedback, writing involves more planning and thinking beforehand, is less spontaneous, indirect and invites less direct feedback.

As for me, blogging provides the space to jot down my thoughts, expressions, concerns, (the list goes on), which I could not say in public. Or which I’ve said in public and want to immortalize it by sending it to the Net. Thus, it serves for me like what the hieroglyphs did for the ancient Egyptians. The downside to it might be that several generations from now people from all around the world would admire it but not understand a word of it, except for a tiny bit of people who are willing to put in a lot just to know about it.

Anyway, both are great with a cup of coffee or tea, so it is a rather mutualistic way to justify having additional cups of coffee and spending more time on the Internet.

Oh well. Said that.

So, why do we blog?

assalamu’alaikum wrwb!

ya, ini tulisan pertama gw di blog yang baru ini…. expect more to come from me….

mungkin ke depannya gw akan coba posting materi-materi perkuliahan… ya, we’ll see….
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