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Furusato

Again, envy strikes me again as I am thinking about top world scientists and researchers who can work near their hometowns, while at the same time, in the workplace they can reach world-class excellency. Marvin Minsky is tenured in the east coast of USA, while Stephen Hawking’s life has been mainly in Oxford and Cambridge. People like Lotfi Zadeh and Abdus Salam have(-d) to move away from their lands of origin in order to contribute more to the world. Japan is different; Shinichiro Tomonaga did not need to move, because at that time they had the potential to become a developed country with advanced science and technology, and it has been proven to be true. As for my case, I am very very doubtful that I can work in my home country, achieving the same career level. Of course, I can make another city abroad as my third settlement after Yogyakarta and Ponorogo, but it will never be my furusato; I didn’t grow up there, and I can’t be as emotional as how I feel towards the former two cities.

I am very envious. I miss the food in my hometown. I miss the nasi padang in Pogung, near the Selokan Mataram; the tripe is nice, and the gravy is also tasty. I miss the nasi goreng at the corner of THR 3-junction; it has the correct level of spiciness. I miss another nasi goreng, this one with pork, behind Pasar Beringharjo. I miss the sengsu (oseng-oseng asu) in Gampingan. I miss the teh poci that I used to drink in Kaliurang. I miss the cap cay sold at Terang Mulyo. Farther to the east, I miss Ponorogo’s ayam goreng Pemuda. I miss the soto Lamongan near my grandparents’ ex-home in Kediri (the surrounding area was demolished several years ago and replaced with…I don’t know, maybe something like a department store; never been there since then). Ah, I wonder if I can meet them regularly again.

Sengsu
Sengsu

There are two ways to overcome this. One, open Indonesian restaurants. Indonesia has a lot of dishes with different savours, yet IMO they are relatively unknown in the world. This way we can introduce them to international community, and you can say that this is how I bring my nationalism to the real life. However, as I mentioned earlier, my foreign residence will never be my hometown, so it is not a perfect solution. A better idea is to bring the research home. Open research labs in Yogyakarta. Done. But the problems are now money and bureaucracy. Sigh. Different solutions have different weaknesses.

Source: http://forum.detik.com/showthread.php?t=26846&page=21

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Loveless Marriage

Some say that in marriage, love will eventually fade away. So, is it possible to have it like that from the beginning? Is it enough just to get along with the peer? Or is it impossible, since the term “love” can be reduced to “get along”, meaning “getting along” is also a form of “loving”?

Junji Ito

Gyo

Gyo

Junji Ito.

Tanpa banyak cakap, langsung baca saja karya beliau. Saya barusan baca Uzumaki dan Gyo. Tidak banyak, total cuma 5 volume, masing-masing 3 dan 2 volume. Lumayan sukses membuat saya sakit mental, apalagi dari sebelum baca sudah pusing. Bisa baca di on*manga.

Gambar dari Wikipedia.

Anti-plurk

Berdasar hasil plurk-stalking, ternyata benar keputusan saya untuk tidak ngeplurk. Bayangkan, dalam 2 jam sudah bertambah komentar sejumlah hampir 100! Coba kalau saya ikut, bisa habis waktu saya.

Jadi, buat Anda-anda yang ingin nginvite saya, saya cuman mau bilang (lagi) :

Sumber: http://cheezburger.com/view.aspx?ciid=423549

Update: Hello all, my name is lambrtz and I am anti plurk, meaning that I, although have some interest and sometimes get attracted, will not participate further in the plurk-o-sphere, and you know what, THZ INTAHWEBZ IS A SRZ BZNZ. :mrgreen:

I Hope Someday You’ll Join Us

Both people on the left and the right do the same thing: they hope everybody else join them. The rights want people to enter their religion (“The glorious day of <insert religion here> will soon be here!”), while the lefts want you to be postmodernist (“I hope someday you’ll join us”). Do they both suck? Maybe yes.

Anyway, I hope someday you’ll join us. 🙂

UPDATE: On my second thought, even the moderates do the same thing (“Why are they so kaypoh like that ah? Relak lah brother.”) . Yes we all suck.

Unnecessary Concerns

I don’t know why I’ve been concerned about things not directly related to me. I was happy when Obama won, and sad when Mousavi lost. I was angry when my country fellows improperly expressed their anger towards Malaysians. I was angry when some people despised evolution theory while in fact they didn’t understand it correctly. I was angry when I read comments supportive of the heartless dead terrorists in Kompas, and so was I when I found Roma’s supporters troll a Fiorentina thread! What a sour grape!

These feelings are not actually necessary, as the causes don’t affect me in any ways. Nevertheless, they have consumed my time and energy. Damn. I wish I could tell everybody to just shut up and bugger off.

BTW, today’s song is Slipknot – People=Shit.

Song of The Day: Si 6™ – Ke Sana Dia Pergi™ ++

Lagu ini pertama kali saya dengarkan pada akhir milenium kedua, dibawakan oleh Sixpence None The Richer. Satu milenium kemudian baru saya tahu bahwa pembawa lagu aslinya bukan mereka, melainkan The La’s, sebuah band britpop yang terkenal pada dekade 80an. Bisa dibilang ini salah satu lagu yang versi yang saya dengar terakhirnya lebih saya sukai. Versi aslinya, yang dibawakan oleh The La’s.

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Jo.. kowe ki sengaja mengingatkan ku pada kenangan masa lalu po pije? tadi Sixpence, skrg Cranberries:/

Gara-gara komentar seorang teman di status Facebook setelah saya memposting lagu ini dan menulis status yang menceritakan bahwa lagu Zombie-nya The Cranberries itu berkaitan dengan kericuhan di Irlandia Utara, saya jadi teringat kembali ke jaman kuliah S1 dulu, ketika saya dan beberapa teman membuat band yang sering membawakan lagu-lagu nyantai, salah satunya There She Goes ini. Tahun 2005, waktu itu hanya satu dari kami yang mahir bermain gitar. Drummernya belum pernah pegang drum, dan saya sebagai bassist belum pernah main bass. Baru malam sebelumnya saya tahu kunci open string bass itu E A D G. Beberapa tahun berlalu, setelah manggung beberapa kali di kampus, personel masuk dan keluar (jika ditotal kami memiliki 5 stok vokalis; 6 jika ditambah saya, mengingat saya juga memulai karir™ di musik sebagai vokalis, dan suara alami saya memang tidak jelek), berantem soal pilihan lagu (karena kami datang dari preferensi musik yang berbeda-beda), berbagai kisah cinta lokasi dan saya membuat band punk sebagai side project, akhirnya pada 2007 (atau 2008?) kami harus bubar karena teman-teman sudah pada minggat. Beberapa dari kami reuni pada Juni 2009, tapi karena tidak ada drummer, tidak jadi ngeband.

Di foto ini cuman 3 yang asli dari band kami: saya, gitaris paling kanan dan vokalis cewek. Waktu itu kalau tidak salah anggota yang lain absen karena sedang kerja praktek di luar Jogja, jadi kami mengajak beberapa teman lain untuk bergabung.

Manggung

Manggung


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