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Back to the pooh corner

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Ibu seneng sama ini :)
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It’s hard to explain how a few precious things
Seem to follow throughout all our lives
After all’s said and done I was watching my son
Sleeping there with my bear by his side
So I tucked him in, I kissed him and as I was going
I swear that the old bear whispered
“Boy welcome home”
——————--

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May 10th, 2011 at 7:00 am

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Tak mampu menjawab *pertanyaan alam

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Sewaktu menelepon orangtua di kampung, ibu bertanya, ini apa sebabnya, dua tahun hujan terus-terusan, perkiraan2 untuk menanam tanaman x, y, z yang disesuaikan dengan musim kemarau/hujan menjadi meleset.  Ilmu pertanian yang diperoleh turun temurun tak mampu menjawab fenomena alam akhir-akhir ini, sehingga kebanyakan petani merugi dan bangkrut. Tidak heran harga cabe sampai meroket, karena daerah penghasil cabe gagal panen.

Waduh… saya juga tidak tahu jawabannya…. mungkin…..

“mari kita mencoba bersahabat dengan alam…bumi langit dan matahari..bahasa mereka kita pelajari..tentunya dengan kalimat jiwa yang rahasia…Tuhan menghendaki kita pelihara bumi beserta sluruh isinya…. dudududududududu”

wheheheheheh *gimana nie pertanyaan emaknya ga kejawab*

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April 26th, 2011 at 2:09 am

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Hampir selesai: cornerstones actor-oriented approach

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insyaAllah bijna klaar…. almost done bagian theoretical framework!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 24th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Winter snow is falling down, I’m thankful everyday… for the gift

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Sepertinya sudah benar-benar masuk musim dingin, tiba-tiba saja terkenang lagunya Collin Raye *sepertinya karakter melo saya cocok dengan melodi2 spt ini :) *

Collin Raye-Susan Ashton, ‘For The Gift’, composed by Jim Brickman

Collin Raye -- In This Life

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November 28th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Jangan Berhenti Mencintaiku

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Malam yang kian larut begini menghadirkan suasana syahdu, mungkin perasaan saya saat ini tergambarkan oleh lagu ini :)

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November 19th, 2010 at 6:34 am

Better get to livin’ jangan menyerah :)

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Saya suka liriknya, bener, dan bener-bener :)

You better get to livin’, givin’
Don’t forget to throw in a little forgivin’
And lovin’ on the way
You better get to knowin’, showin’
A little bit more concerned about where you’re goin’
Just a word unto the wise
You better get to livin’

A girlfriend came to my house
Started cryin’ on my shoulder Sunday evening
She was spinnin’ such a sad tale
I could not believe the yarn that she was weavin’
So negative the words she had to say
I said if I had a violin I’d play

I said you’d better get to livin’, givin’
Be willing and forgivin’
Cause all healing has to start with you
You better stop whining, pining
Get your dreams in line
And then just shine, design, refine
Until they come true
And you better get to livin’

Your life’s a wreck, your house is mess
And your wardrobe way outdated
All your plans just keep on falling through
Overweight and under paid, under appreciated
I’m no guru, but I’ll tell you
This I know is true

You better get to livin’, givin’
A little more thought about bein’
A little more willin’ to make a better way
Don’t sweat the small stuff
Keep your chin up
Just hang tough
And if it gets too rough
Fall on your knees and pray
And do that everyday
Then you’ll get to livin’

The day we’re born we start to die
Don’t waste one minute of this life
Get to livin’
Share your dreams and share your laughter
Make some points for the great hereafter

Better start carin’
Better start sharin’
Better start tryin’
Better start smiling
And you better get to livin’

by Dolly Parton

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October 13th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

When I miss Indonesia

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Klik to listen Rumahku Indonesiaku

Ketika aku melihat hal yang tidak pernah kulihat sebelumnya
Mataku terbuka
Betapa indahnya negeri ini
Ketika aku merasakan hal yang tidak pernah kurasakan sebelumnya
Hatiku terpukau
Betapa besarnya bangsa ini
Hanya disini
Di rumahku
Yang membentang luas ke empat penjuru
Kupersembahkan seluruh jiwa dan ragaku
Dan kupastikan takkan ada yang merebutnya dariku
Hanya di sini
Di Indonesia …

Commercial dari perusahaan rokok yang cukup terkenal, ga fair yach ga ditampilkan videonya, di youtube ada banyak, tapi ga sreg, suka musik dan lirik nya saja, maaf..maaf.. :D :D :D

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August 17th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Happy 65th Anniversary.. Terima kasih Indonesia

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Bahagia, haru, sedih, getir, pengharapan, optimis, semua lebur jadi satu, dirgahayu negeriku..yang kusayangi…

Pada ulang tahun emas RI 1995, Husein Mutahar membuat dua masterpiece, ‘Dirgahayu Indonesiaku’ pernah saya posting disini (belum menemukan videonya, ada yang punya?), dan satu lagi ‘Terima Kasih Indonesia’ dibawah ini.

Semakin sering mendengar keluhan dan pesimisme tentang negeriku (kenyataannya memang banyak hal yang perlu diperbaiki), tetapi saya tetap optimis, kita semua sedang berusaha, insyaAllah akan ada jalan, tidak mungkin Allah akan membiarkan kita babak belur terus-terusan, selama masih ada yang ikhlas mengabdi dan berusaha merubah nasib kaumnya, bukankah Allah sudah berjanji?.

Syukur Alhamdulillah, 65 tahun sudah Indonesiaku, terima kasih ya Allah, masih Kau beri kami tempat berteduh, tanah dan air untuk kami berusaha, lindungilah kami saudara sebangsa, janganlah Kau jadikan pemimpin kami, orang-orang yang akan berbuat aniaya kepada kami. Berkahilah negeri kami ya Allah, bebaskanlah kami dari hutang dan kemiskinan. Merdekakanlah kami ya Allah, sehingga hanya kepada-Mu lah kami tunduk dan berserah diri.

Dengan segenap perasaan haru, berilah hamba umur, kesempatan, dan jalan untuk berbuat kebaikan yang bermanfaat, mengabdi di tanah air kami ya Allah :( :( :(

Terima Kasih Indonesia

oleh Husein Mutahar

Terima kasih Indonesiaku
bumi yang subur bertabur wangi pagi
tempatku bangun harapan setiap hari
bersama keluarga dan saudara sebangsa

Terima kasih Indonesiaku
negeri damai yang tentram sejahtera
tempatku bernafas, bicara dan bekerja
bersama keluarga dan saudara sebangsa

Terima kasihku Tuhan masih kau beri
Garudaku tempat berteduh
menempuh waktu untuk terus bersatu

Terima kasihku Tuhan
Masih Kau beri Merah Putihku
Rahmat anugrah mengejar hari
untuk bersama maju
Merdeka
Merdeka
Merdeka
Merdeka
Tetap Merdeka !
Semoga Tuhan Maha Esa memberkahi doa syukur kita bersama

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August 17th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Pasangan = Komplemen + Irisan = Komplit

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Saya semakin percaya, pasangan hidup memang PASANGAN (loh!), maksudnya dipasangkan dia untuk kita sebagai pelengkap, kalau misalnya puzzle, maka dia adalah susunan untuk menggenapi bentuk kita, kalau misalnya tangan maka harus ada pasangan agar bertepuk. Uniknya, pasangan ini tidak hanya komplementer, bukan hanya mengisi yang kurang, tetapi pada saat yang sama dia juga beririsan.   Harus ada irisannya, yang membuat kita setidaknya diawal-awal memutuskan untuk berpasangan (ideologi misalnya).

Jadi pasangan= komplementer + irisan (alias komplit)

Biasanya, orang membayangkan pasangan ideal adalah irisan demi irisan, sehingga seolah-olah tidak ada konflik, meuni serasi wae ^^ (padahal tidak mungkin melawan hukum alam, scr natural pasangan itu ada bagian yg tidak beririsan ^^)

Begitu pula tatkala mendapati komplemen nya, seolah-olah ga cocok aza (hadeuh lagi usum di kalangan artis…cerai karena ketidakcocokan sejak awal pernikahan dowenggggg!! tapi kita mah bukan artis yach).

Tapi tanpa irisan, namanya mempertaruhkan sisa kehidupan (plus akhirat) in the middle of nowhere, ga jelas juntrungannya, yang satu mau kemana, yang satunya mau kemana, bisa-bisa sutris atau bubar urusan.

Abah mempunyai banyak irisan dengan saya, terutama soal visi hidup yang menyatukan kami lewat lembar biodata waktu itu taelahhh ;)

Kami menyebut keluarga kecil ini keluarga wanakalapa, kumpulan pohon kelapa. Konon, pohon kelapa, dari mulai akar, batang pohon, bunganya, buah kelapanya pun masih dapat dibagi lagi dari batok kelapa, buah nya baik muda ataupun tua, air kelapanya, bahkan sabut kelapanya, santan, parutan kelapa, belum lagi daun, pelepahnya, bahkan lidi daunnya, semuanya bermanfaat.  Demikianlah kami ingin keluarga ini menjadi sebaik-baik manusia yang paling mendatangkan manfaat bagi orang lain. Dan tentunya, bermanfaat bagi kami sendiri untuk saling bertolong-tolongan agar selamat sampai pada-Nya… insyaAllah..amiiinnn.

Di sisi lain, abah benar-benar komplemen untuk saya.  Saya yang serius dilengkapi oleh kelucuan/kekonyolannya, mungkin agar hidup sy lebih berwarna ^^ (well, sometimes I really can not understand what funny is ha..ha.ha.. ga ngerti sy klo orang lagi ngelucu, maaf maaf yach). Tapi kadang kelucuan yang hadir tidak pada waktunya (menurut saya) bikin saya manyun :D :D :D

saya yang memendam, aduh mendem apa aja siy… dikomplemen oleh seseorang yang jujur apa adanya

saya yang harus cepet..dikomplemen oleh seseorang yang santai ha..ha.. duh sy bener2 ga suka loh kenyantaian.. tapi Allah mau bikin hidup sy balance sptnya ^^

saya yg rajin (kata siapa?) setidaknya pas hidup di kampung dulu rajin kerja di sawah membantu ibu, pinter masak dikirim ke yg kerja di sawah, didikan sebagai perempuan Jawa untuk pandai ngurus rumah, ternyata dikomplemen oleh abah yg tidak terlalu ambil pusing dg kerapihan, bisa hidup nyaman dimana saja, jadilah sy yg bener-bener jd manajer rumah tangga.  Kalau lagi deadline begini biasanya suka sebel sendiri, rumah ga rapih ga bisa belajar, jadinya tidak jadi belajar malah ngerapihin rumah )(*&^%$#@! Melihat hidup abah begitu easy going, tidak mempermasalahkan hal-hal sepeleh, iri dech.

saya yang sensitif, suka diambil hati, sulit melupakan, duhh beratnya hidup dengan hati spt itu…… dipasangkan dengan seseorang yang cuek dan easy going, mungkin ini pula cara Allah membuat hidup saya lbh mudah.

akhirnya, saya menerima komplemen itu sebagai takdir Allah, pastinya ada kekurangan2 abah, dan untuk itu saya harus mahir mengikhlaskan. Justru mungkin dipasangkan Allah agar abah juga menolong saya dengan banyak kekurangan saya selama ini :(  dan sebaliknya, untuk menolong abah dengan kekurangannya. Pendek kata, saling mengkatalis begitu mungkin.

He is really smart (academically & socially), honest, tough, memiliki leadership, pintar ngasuh mba nana, and he loves me, jadi kenapa saya harus mengeluhkan kekurangan abah yg manusiawi. I should support him, menyiapkan kebutuhannya, melayaninya, dan membantunya mengorganisasikn keperluannya :D ;)

Bonus track, Sometimes Whet It Rains by Secret Garden, beautiful isn’t it? ^^

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August 5th, 2010 at 12:40 am

Summary Fundamentals of Modern Economic Growth

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Course: Modern Societies in Transition 2010, Summary Seminar 9

What are the key characteristics of modern economic growth by Kuznets?

  1. high rates of growth of per capita product and of population
  2. the rate rise in productivity is high
  3. the rate of structural transformation of the economy is high
  4. rapid changes in the structures of society and its ideology
  5. increased propensity of developed countries to reach out to the rest of the world
  6. spread of modern economic growth is limited to small part of the world with the potential of modern technology

Kuznets lists six of them: the first two refer to economic and technical advance, the second two point to related changes in economic structure, society and ideology; the last two say something about the world distribution of growth.

Which role do the individual characteristics play in defining modern economic growth?

The first two which refer to economic and technical advance are marking quantitative characteristic of modern economic growth. The high rates of growth of per capita product and of population emerge as result of advancing technology which based on emergence of modern science. With rather stable ratio of labour force to total population and with average hours of work declining, it means still higher growth rates in product per man hour. This acceleration of productivity cause rapid shift in underlying production (economic) structure and also changes other aspect of society. Two important groups of effects are: (i) urbanization, internal migration from countryside to cities with its cost of social values, character of economic activity, denser life in city. (ii) Shift in relative shares in the economy of the specific population groups attached to particular production sectors. There might be a decline in relative position of one group after another for example farmers. Sectors as agriculture are well known to become relatively poorer during economic growth, because of the limited income elasticity of demand of agricultural good compare to industrial good.

The social structure also associated with rapid changes for example in family formation, in man’s views on his role and the measure of achievement. The dynamic drives of modern economic growth in the countries that entered the process ahead of others, meant a reaching out geographically, facilitated by major changes in transportation and communication, meant a continuous expansion to the less developed areas. At the same time less developed countries are in unfavourable position since they have not been able to achieve levels of modern economic growth comparing with developed countries. This has some causes. First, modern economic growth demand stable but flexible political and social framework, capable of accommodating rapid structural change and resolving conflicts it’s generated; developing countries are still struggling with such frameworks.  The second cause is that organizations in developed countries constructed policies towards other part of the world while introducing some element of modern economic growth, were malevolent for economic development as a whole, for example CAP, protection regulation. Other factor for continuing backwardness of developing countries is that although technological knowledge and innovations are available to leapfrog into modern economic, the stock of innovations most suitable to the needs of less developed countries is less abundant. Thus, we find continuity of unequal modern economic growth.

How do they relate to the properties of techno-economic paradigms and technological revolutions defined by Perez?

TR : set of interrelated technological breakthroughs, forming a major constellation of interdependent technologies, a cluster of cluster or a system of a system.A major upheaval of the wealth creating potential of the economy, opening a vast innovation opportunity space and providing a new set of associated generic technologies, infrastructures and organizational principles that can significantly increase the efficiency and effectiveness of all industries and activities.

TR can more generally be defined as a major upheaval of the wealth-creating potential of the economy, opening a vast innovation opportunity space and providing a new set of associated generic technologies, infrastructures, and organizational principles that can significantly increase the efficiency and effectiveness of all industries and activities.

Core of industries of each revolution can be ranged into three main categories:

-          motive branches – produce cheap inputs: plastic, semiconductor

-          carrier branches – user of input, represent paradigmatic products: computers, steam, automobile

-          infrastructures – technology whose impact is shaping and extending market boundaries: internet, electricity, railways

TEP/meta paradigm:

Evolving as the new technologies diffuse, that multiplies their impact across the economy and eventually also modifies the socio-institutional structures. Such meta paradigm is the set of the most successful and profitable practices in terms of choice of inputs, methods, and technologies and in terms of organizational structures, business models and strategies.

How do Kuznet relate with Perez:

Both discuss modern economic growth, well the question remains whether modern economic growth is more due to changes in the potential of technologies, or due to changes in the societal capacity to catch up with this potential? Kuznets and Perez would answer this question with different emphasis. Kuznets emphasis on societal change. He views societal capacity to cope with structural change as the crux in economic growth. Societal capacity to absorb radical technological change can differ drastically among countries, and this is why inequalities in both technological and economic measures are so huge. While Perez views the technology as the most important. She states that it depends on the capacity of the technology to transform the economy and the society whether modern economic growth can be attained. Perez put forth an evolutionary perspective on technology and sees innovation as part of technological trajectories, when these systems are interrelated and have a transformational effect on the whole economy, Perez speaks of a technological revolution. A technological revolution is accompanied by a techno-economic paradigm (TEP), a ‘way of doing and making things’. These TEP’s enable the technological revolution, evolving as the new technologies diffuse, that multiplies their impact across the economy and eventually also modifies the socio-institutional structures.

Discuss the value added of the analysis by Perez, but also possible missing elements.

-          Draw why specific technology will prevail over other competing technologies

The technological interconnectedness and interdependence of the participating system and the capacity to transform the economy and society of the technology are two factors of a technological revolution, and explain why some technologies succeed in creating a revolution and other do not.

Missing element:

-          Regardless inequality of economic growth between countries

Compare her timeline with the phases identified by Smits in his account of Dutch modernization process.

The Netherlands showed strong levels of growth between World War I and the 1970s, with exception from the years 1929 to 1950. Before 1914 and after the 1970s, growth rates are below the level of growth realized in other countries in Europe. The extent to which these differences can be attributed to technological developments is very interesting for economic analysis.

The highest comparative advantage of the Dutch industry is found in the agriculture and food cluster, the chemical industry and the electronics sector. The decline after the 1970s was largely an effect of the electro-technological industry’s decline and of the lowering of the competitiveness of a number of labor-intensive business sectors.

During the period of 1890 until 1916, the Dutch economic production had a strong emphasis on agriculture and service industries and an abundance of small companies. This was one of the factors responsible for a less susceptibility of the Dutch economic structure to the productive application of steam power. This caused productivity development to come to a standstill, and as a consequence Dutch companies were less capable of profiting from the growth of world trade.

The period of 1916 until 1970 was characterized by strong growth. The growth in the Netherlands was mainly caused by the high diffusion of the electromotor, which could be used in all kinds of industrial activity. Because the steam engine never had been fully diffused in the Netherlands, the shift to the electromotor-paradigm was relatively easier than in other parts of the developed world.

The period after the 1970s is characterized by deceleration of technological development and productivity growth in the Netherlands. This was partly due to the energy crises, which struck the energy-intensive Dutch industry hard. From that moment on, the Netherlands began to lose ground in terms of competitiveness.

On balance the economic growth experienced by the Netherlands in the period after 1890 has led to a reduction of income differences and to increased welfare. Household production sharply increased, leisure time increased but recently dropped again, and environmental damage increased sharply, to level off in the 1970s.

The technological paradigms as described by Perez can also be distinguished in the situation of the Netherlands during the 20th century. The degree to which the Netherlands took advantage of different global technological paradigms nevertheless varied greatly. During the steam technology paradigm, the Netherlands failed to diffuse the required technology to an extent desirable to be one of the front-runners in the new paradigm. One of the reasons for this was the many small enterprises, whereas steam technology required larger-scale firms to be profitable, and a large focus on agricultural production. Thus the lack of societal capacity to catch up with these developments was responsible for the backwardness of the Netherlands in regard with the shifting to the steam technology.

Luckily for the Netherlands the failure to become one of the front-runners during the steam technology paradigm has had the benefit that the Netherlands was not locked into production facilities using steam technology to an extent to which most of the developed world was. Dutch manufacturers found it easier to make a shift to electromotor-powered production, since they often had no steam engines to be replaced. This led to a leading position of the Netherlands during the electricity paradigm. The Dutch economy was structurally very well able to support the new electromotor paradigm.

This leading position led to problems when the energy crises unraveled, and after that the Netherlands lost its leading position in the prevailing technological paradigm.

Discuss the role of path-dependence in economic growth by reference to specific country experiences, in particular the Netherlands and the core countries identified by Perez.

Perez identifies five such technological revolutions since the start of industrialization, age of steam and railways, age of steel, electricity and heavy engineering, age of oil, automobile and mass production, and age of information and telecommunication. In such a revolution, there are generally four core industries involved: motive branches, that provide the generic technologies and inputs for the new system, carrier branches that are the most visible and active users of the new inputs and technologies, infrastructures that flow from the technologies in the system but have impact on the markets of all industries and induced branches, industries and developments that facilitate the diffusion of the (products of) core industries in a technological revolution.

A set of systems and technologies becomes a technological revolution when it brings a new Techno-economic Paradigm (TEP) with it. A TEP is constructed in three areas simultaneously: (1) in the dynamics of cost structure, involving a new key input (e.g. coal, steel, microprocessors) and new infrastructures that change industries and markets, (2) the perceived space of innovations providing direction for further development and (3) in organizational criteria and principles, bringing new work and consumption patterns. A TEP is a ‘new way of doing things’ that maximizes the wealth creating potential of the technologies in a technological revolution. Thus in a technological revolution, the old TEP gets replaced by a new one, something that involves conflict and resistance. The new TEP has to be the powerful mechanism making possible the technological revolution, but will be a hindrance for the next revolution.

During the steam technology paradigm, the Netherlands failed to diffuse the required technology to an extent desirable to be one of the front-runners in the new paradigm. One of the reasons for this was the many small enterprises, whereas steam technology required larger-scale firms to be profitable, and a large focus on agricultural production. Thus the lack of societal capacity to catch up with these developments was responsible for the backwardness of the Netherlands in regard with the shifting to the steam technology.

Luckily for the Netherlands the failure to become one of the front-runners during the steam technology paradigm has had the benefit that the Netherlands was not locked into production facilities using steam technology to an extent to which most of the developed world was. Dutch manufacturers found it easier to make a shift to electromotor-powered production, since they often had no steam engines to be replaced. This led to a leading position of the Netherlands during the electricity paradigm.

References:

Kuznets, S. (1973, Jun.). Modern Economic Growth: Findings and Reflections. The American Economic Review, Vol. 63, No. 3 , 247?258.

Perez, C. (2009). Technological revolutions and techno?economic paradigms. Working Papers in Technology Governance an Economic Dynamics no. 20 , 1?26.

Smits, J. P. (2010). Technology, Productivity and Welfare. In J. Schot, H. Lintsen, & A. Rip, Technology and the making of the Netherlands: The age of contested modernization, 1890?1970 (pp. 433?483). Zutphen: Walburg Pers/MIT Press.

Bonus Track: Omar Akram Passage into Midnight :)