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Suddenly Racist

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Wew....what a terrible day. I just realized that sometimes I can became an ugly, hatefull racist. What I mean with racist? In my own definition, Racist is someone who thought the difference in race as a bad thing, like what I did yesterday.

I went to my campus to work on my master thesis. However, most of my plan (to work there) were ruined, since I could not meet with the network and computer administrator. I really needed to create an (UNIX) account to work in my institut's laboratory. It was a bad day. And then I logged in using my windows account. When I was working, suddenly a chinese student entered the lab room and spoke not really loud to two of his friends. Since I was concentrating on my work, I felt annoyed. In my mind, I shouted "WTF, you just came in here, disturb my concentration and speak the language I dont understand (chinese...I think). Huh..chinese!". Felt distrubed, I did not feel like to work anymore and then I decided to go home.

In halte bus (bus terminal?), I found three people talking. When I stood near them, I acknowledged their languange, its english. But when I heard them talking, I felt something weird in their conversation. Basically, they argued about the stupidity of Steve Jobs to share the codes of Mac to his rival, Bill Gates, in the beginning of PC history. OK, that's not the problem. But then again, I heard an indian (or pakistan person?) who argued really hard almost without giving any chances to his friends to talk back. I felt really annoyed with his accent (why the accent? maybe because it is very funny) and his behaviour. Then I shouted (again...only in my mind), "Indians!!!".

When I think again, I felt really bad. I threw all of those words just because my day was really bad. However, it was not a good reason to just throw all bad words and become a racist. Actually, I should also think my own condition. If in a bus, I talk with my fellow Indonesians, I think other people would also think "what kind of languange is that?" and perhaps they will also think that the Indonesian language and accent are very funny.

Written by Eka Afrina

November 21st, 2007 at 10:51 pm

Posted in aachen,life,opinion

Suddenly Racist

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Wew....what a terrible day. I just realized that sometimes I can became an ugly, hatefull racist. What I mean with racist? In my own definition, Racist is someone who thought the difference in race as a bad thing, like what I did yesterday.

I went to my campus to work on my master thesis. However, most of my plan (to work there) were ruined, since I could not meet with the network and computer administrator. I really needed to create an (UNIX) account to work in my institut's laboratory. It was a bad day. And then I logged in using my windows account. When I was working, suddenly a chinese student entered the lab room and spoke not really loud to two of his friends. Since I was concentrating on my work, I felt annoyed. In my mind, I shouted "WTF, you just came in here, disturb my concentration and speak the language I dont understand (chinese...I think). Huh..chinese!". Felt distrubed, I did not feel like to work anymore and then I decided to go home.

In halte bus (bus terminal?), I found three people talking. When I stood near them, I acknowledged their languange, its english. But when I heard them talking, I felt something weird in their conversation. Basically, they argued about the stupidity of Steve Jobs to share the codes of Mac to his rival, Bill Gates, in the beginning of PC history. OK, that's not the problem. But then again, I heard an indian (or pakistan person?) who argued really hard almost without giving any chances to his friends to talk back. I felt really annoyed with his accent (why the accent? maybe because it is very funny) and his behaviour. Then I shouted (again...only in my mind), "Indians!!!".

When I think again, I felt really bad. I threw all of those words just because my day was really bad. However, it was not a good reason to just throw all bad words and become a racist. Actually, I should also think my own condition. If in a bus, I talk with my fellow Indonesians, I think other people would also think "what kind of languange is that?" and perhaps they will also think that the Indonesian language and accent are very funny.

Written by Mohammad Ridwan Agustiawan

November 21st, 2007 at 10:51 pm

Posted in aachen,life,opinion

Home Sweet Home

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At last....after two years (In fact, only 1 year 11 months) in Aachen, I came home. Now, I surfed internet using my father's computer and internet connection ^^. Wow, I just realized that there's been a lot of changes to my home town and also my house. Still, I really love them.

I remember that one time, I accompanied three of my best friends in Aachen (Ija, Indra n Jafir) I thought who would accompany me later when I would fly back to Indonesia. Would I be alone? or would there be other friends to accompany me? I also remember that my friend, Astrid, told me that if I could not be accompanied by them, I could still ask them to pick me up. Hehe, nice one

However, bad thought did not happened. When I was going to go to Frankfurt flughafen (flughafen = airport), I was accompanied by many people, even though they accompanied only till Koeln. I was really happy and touched, since I've never known that it would not be happened. I really appreciate of what they did.

Even when I reached Jakarta, I also encountered another surprise. Not only all of my family are there to pick me up, but also some of my best friends. They came even though they knew that I would be picked up by my family. Thanks a lot guys and girls.

Thank you my friends.....

PS: if you found out that I rarely updated my blog in August 2007, you knew right away why I do that right? ^_^ I am on holiday....


Cirebon, August 4th 2007


at 3 am in the morning, remembering you:
all my friends...Ai, Inov, Ilma-Widya-Naura, Ankandri, Astrid, Newin, Agus, Ija, Jafir, Irfa, Tammy, of course you too my best friend, Willy.
and of course, my family....

Written by Eka Afrina

August 4th, 2007 at 3:13 am

Home Sweet Home

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At last....after two years (In fact, only 1 year 11 months) in Aachen, I came home. Now, I surfed internet using my father's computer and internet connection ^^. Wow, I just realized that there's been a lot of changes to my home town and also my house. Still, I really love them.

I remember that one time, I accompanied three of my best friends in Aachen (Ija, Indra n Jafir) I thought who would accompany me later when I would fly back to Indonesia. Would I be alone? or would there be other friends to accompany me? I also remember that my friend, Astrid, told me that if I could not be accompanied by them, I could still ask them to pick me up. Hehe, nice one

However, bad thought did not happened. When I was going to go to Frankfurt flughafen (flughafen = airport), I was accompanied by many people, even though they accompanied only till Koeln. I was really happy and touched, since I've never known that it would not be happened. I really appreciate of what they did.

Even when I reached Jakarta, I also encountered another surprise. Not only all of my family are there to pick me up, but also some of my best friends. They came even though they knew that I would be picked up by my family. Thanks a lot guys and girls.

Thank you my friends.....

PS: if you found out that I rarely updated my blog in August 2007, you knew right away why I do that right? ^_^ I am on holiday....


Cirebon, August 4th 2007


at 3 am in the morning, remembering you:
all my friends...Ai, Inov, Ilma-Widya-Naura, Ankandri, Astrid, Newin, Agus, Ija, Jafir, Irfa, Tammy, of course you too my best friend, Willy.
and of course, my family....

Written by mridwana

August 4th, 2007 at 3:13 am