Thursday, May 28, 2009

Blessing in Disguise

In the name of Allah, the most gracious the most merciful.
I'm not the one who knows a lot about tenet of my religion, but I'm not the one who knows nothing either about it, I'm not an egg-head or an airhead, so what am I? I'm just an ordinary one who knows a little about anything, I know less about more, I'm a "fox" obviously, that's more apt for me to be called anyways.
Readers, here I'd like to share with you guys about Blessing in disguise. We may find the miracle in our life right after we encounter such a difficult circumstance. Yeah, how could it be? Well, I've experienced many unpredicted moments that dealt with it.

Okay here's one example:
This day (May 28) was a quite frustrating for me. Today was the dateline for my paper and I should have handed it to my lecturer before noon. What mattered me was that, I had not finished doing that, moreover last night I could only stay up to 11 pm, it is my habit that I can barely keep my eyes open until midnight, I should have gone to bed after 10 pm.

So right after performing Fajr prayer (about 4.34 a.m.), I did my paper until about 10 am. I did my best to finish that and it was finally done luckily, "well, it's time to print it out" I said. What a bad happening, one of my friends asked me to fix his computer and he was headed off my dorm then, well, I couldn't do anything but accept his appeal. "Ok" I said. While waiting him arrive at my place, I started printing my paper one by one. After having some pages printed, the next pages went into a trouble, the black dots appeared on some pages, tugged me then, "why are there many unwanted things happened to mo today?" hm...I tried to take a breath and think. Yeah, think and think why does God grant bunch of hurdles to me today. Well, I then finally realized that what had happened to me just know was in "God's hand", I mean God had already stated those sort of things on my book of destiny.

After handing over my paper to the lecture of mine, I unintentionally met my aunt on my way home. Waah, that was such a good coincident since I've never met her for quite a while. "Thanks God" I said. We then had a brief talk on the way, she and I talked in Sundanese since she's a good Sundanese teacher. I admire her for her skill for Sundanese, moreover for her ability in English, she's good in English as well. When we were about to split, she shed me a piece of paper, what was that? Yeah it was money, she gave me IDR 50.000. Wahh.....I thanked God for that, you know that amount of money is totally worth it for me, a college student, for you as well right? ha...

So that's it my story for today, I hope I can always share my exceptional experiences with you all, thank so much!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Japanese & Sundanese (on my mind)

The reason why I dead love learning Japanese is that, Japanese language is really amazing in the view of mine. When the first time I knew and studied it at high school, it was love at the first sight I may say, Japanese was exceptionally cool, hm….I exaggerated that right? he…he…

Here's the story;
A friend of mine lent me her Japanese book and she was my real competitor in some lessons obviously, especially in English and Math. To be honest, that book wasn't really good, yet, wasn't bad either, medieval. She let me read and copy it. Having studied that for several weeks, I could then speak "watashi wa….", "douzo yotoshiku…"etc. I learned Japanese by using self-study method or "autodidact", I got no teacher or instructor then, just book and my classmate, just two of us, and we sometimes studied together during the class break.

Unfortunately I stopped learning Japanese in the last semester of my high school since I must have focused on my graduation and national exam then, in a word, "quitted".
And now in this last semester of my college, I've fallen in love with Japanese for the second time, having forgotten it for years and years, I've finally found the soul of learning Japanese, I'd love it again.
I've got a superb community here, it's near to my campus, and the people are great, we learn together to improve our skill and enhance our knowledge about Japanese. Hm…it is so nice and auspicious to gather with all of them, yet recently I could not go there since I've got many things to do.
Well, the main point I want to talk to you guys now is that, Japanese and Sundanese have some similarities; at least in my opinion. Okay, for one, these languages have degree of politeness; either in Japanese or Sundanese we should smartly use particular words when we speak to particular people; we use polite phrases or words when we speak to our parents, teachers or the elder ones. But we can use slang or causal phrase when we talk to our colleagues or friends.
The second, Japanese and Sundanese have complex writing systems that distinguish them from others. Japanese uses Kana and Kanji, Sundanese uses traditional Sanskrit (if I'm not wrong). These are the true identities of them but it's so unlucky for Sundanese language, the native people of it are rarely use the language now, only small percentage of Sundanese people who're familiar with their writing system, they can no longer recognize the basic writing or Sudanese (including me), I'll keep learning though (insha Allah).
The third, I've got a thought and sense that they are romantic languages. There's big possibility that Sundanese person as well as Japanese are so romantic in making relationship, hm…it's so subjective anyways, but, I'm pretty much sure that this is true. I'm gonna prove it someday, he…he…
Well, the conclusion is that, the more we learn other languages - Japanese, Chinese, German, Spanish, Russian, or anything, the more we should love our own languages, God has created all of languages so that we can know one another. Let's start loving our mother language, hirup urang sunda euy!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Okay, this time I'm gonna talk about the tips on how to succeed at the university. Actually, these are not the tips I do to be successful student at college since obviously, I don't deserve to be called so, at least not yet ^_^.
Well, I think these tips are really important for students at college in order to get good result, either grade or others, especially for them who are freshmen or sophomore. I got these tips from the dairy planner book of University of Arizona when I was staying there, these are really useful.
The first is Time Management; we all know that there are 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and 168 hours per week. Then the point is that, we should be able to decide on how each of those will be spent, in other words; we should be more concerned and be a bit picky in doing something. If something doesn’t need to be done, we should not do that. But if something is really important, then we must do that seriously.

The second is, go to class stay awake and take notes (record the speech if you need). In class, we should be actively involved in any discussion or sharing; it will enhance our knowledge as well as improve our confidence.

The third is, participate in any communities. There are many organizations or communities we can involve with, just pick one or some. Getting involved in organizations will make us become more adept people, it means our emotional intelligent will be improved as well. Just do it, I am sure it'll work and will be beneficial for you.

Next is stay healthy. Get sleep, eat healthy food and take exercise (doing sport). All of these will contribute to ourselves since we’ll gain more power and energy to do our assignments. If we do that regularly and proportionally, we’ll be more alert in doing all the school activities. Do jogging at least once a week.

The fifth is, do homework right when the lecturer gives it to us. We mustn’t procrastinate it since there will be other tasks afterward. The faster we do it, the better it will be.

And the sixth ask and meet our adviser or academic teacher to help us find the right way in learning, even if we’ve got some troubles in anything, just try to consult those to them. They will help you out.

Ultimately the 7th, this is the most important, pray to God, just ask for help and aid to Him. Fundamentally, anything what we do must be based on His rules, we Moslems of course must take Quran as our first guidance. Let's make as many good deeds as we can.
That's all, I am sure we'll be successful someday, insha Allah. Keep learning, thank you.