Sunday, July 17, 2005
First of all, I have always wanted a more better weblog. My choice has come to Wordpress which happen to be the engine on my new blog at Blogsome. Secondly, I just started to realize the urge to make my blog HTML and CSS valid. I just found it hard to achieve on Blogger since there were many things that keep me not-valid over and over again. I already made the maximum effort to keep the smallest number of errors here as much as I could. Last time I check this blog has (only) 10 errors. There are nothing wrong with the template though. On my new blog I still use the Minima template by Douglas Bowman. After trying some other template and consulting with my friend, Budi, I find Mr.Bowman's template is the most suitable for me (Budi also use the same template). Third, my new blog doesn't cost me at all. Blogsome like Blogger is also free. I even use a domain, ericsetiawan.tk to redirect to my new blog, which again is free. So I got to use WordPress with free hosting and free domain. What more could I ask for? Fourth and last reason is.. why not? Since this is not the end of my blogging time, I still exist on the blogosphere only on different "home". So for those of you who usually read my blog here (Thank You very much!) you can now change my link to http://justrelax.blogsome.com or to http://www.ericsetiawan.tk
I guess this is it. Thank you so much for all the attention I got it's an honor to met you all. This is Eric, logging out.
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
So, how valid is your website/blog? You can check it here.
I never wanted to be a teacher, never learned to be one, never thought that I could become one. I came to Kinderdorf expecting only to be an observer, but then I was appointed to be a teacher of a group along with my girlfriend, Lita. Well, I was not actually teaching. I was talking with the children, playing, laughing a lot, joking around. I kind of having plenty of little brothers and sistes instantly. It was fun. Very tiring but fun. Afterward, we walk through some of their facilities. We also visited the home for the retired SOS mother. From this place, I learned some lessons. Family bond doesn't always have to be with birth-parents. We find families through our journey of life. And being old doesn't always have to be waiting for death, but to live each day the fulliest, praying for the best of their children and grandchildren. Thanks a lot for the lovely moment, kids. And thanks for the advice, the lessons and the blessing, grandma.
Thx to all Lil Finger staffs: Erwin, Handi, Khimkhim, Lily, Fong2, Lina, Ade, Fika, Ade, Eunike, Linda, Ani, Lita. Thx to STV crew: Cardo. Thx to the children in my group: Eno, Dewi, Maria, Aan, Leni, Mei, Ria, Suluh, Okto, Ignas, Flori, Siti. And all the cats in SOS-Kinderdorf.
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
I wonder if there are other type such as Darth Vader, Chewbacca, etc. This is fun though.
Monday, July 04, 2005
.. though I never has the chance to come to America myself and America might not be one of my favorite country. But don't worry Mr. Bush, I still love American movies, American singers/bands and NBA. It just that I love my own country more :)
UPDATE: On the 4th of July, NASA launch a Discovery Mission called "Deep Impact". No, this is not another Hollywood movie or sequel to a movie with a same title. But its mission is similar. To "impact" a comet, Tempel 1 Comet, with a spacecraft. For further details on its mission you can see here, here, and here. But although all the websites I've encountered all wrote about the mission as a successful one, there are also other opinion that most people missed. Some people thought that this mission actually an anti-asteroid weapon test as in the movie Deep Impact. Some thought that this mission is intervening nature's way. As for me, I think The Americans sure know how to make a big-celestial-firework for a celebration.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
This is a good reminder, indeed. Be happy, everyone. Give me a big smile :)
Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred
2. Free your mind from worries
3. Live simply
4. Give more
5. Expect less
Stop drug's misuse and crime now. Let's save and build our country to become a healthty(?), smart(?), and advance(?) nation (thanks to Nana for forwarding that message to me; sorry for the rough translation; and for a screenshot of the message, you can see on Jay's posting). It is true that a couple of days earlier, the President has announced the presidential number for short messaging so that people can send one directly to the President, or at least someone close enough to him. Questions: Are these messages that people receiving real? Are there no other more important messages than drug problem? And I wonder how much profit PT.Telkom made just by the President sending short messages. And can it be considered SMS spamming? No offense Mr. President, but sending short messages to other people randomly and unsolicitedly is not quite polite (except in case of emergency or national security?). So people, what will you do if you are the one receiving it? I, myself, maybe saving it to my memory since this may be a rare moment when the President sending me message. Thank you, Mr. President, but not too often please.
Stop penyalahgunaan dan kejahatan Narkoba sekarang. Mari kita selamatkan dan bangun bangsa kita, menjadi bangsa yang sehat, cerdas, dan maju.
UPDATE: Well, it seems that it is really the presidential short message (should we call it, SMS One?) as you can read it in Kompas Cyber Media. And I've just chat with my friend. I get a new perspective from this case. That this (or maybe other things too) can be considered special case. Although by definition what the President doing may be categorized as spamming, but we must considered what most people feel upon receiving such message. Don't you think most of the people will be happy receiving message from "Presiden RI"? What the President and his team need is a "little" thing that fair for ALL the receivers. Option. Whether we want it or not, should be the receivers choice, not the sender. That "little" thing would have made so much difference. But spam or no spam, I will stand by my word above. IF I receive such message, I will keep it. Happily, Mr. President, but not too often please :)