Archive | March, 2011

Quick Comic: What Happens When Nurdin Halid Meets Andi Malarangeng

29 Mar

Nurdin doesn’t want to step down if the other one doesn’t. Oh no.

Alexia.

 

I promise that this is my last comic about Nurdin Halid, hahaha.

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Learn to Think Positively to Attract a Positive Life

8 Mar

You're aaalways complaining!

I’m still young, I’m only 24 years old, but for as long as I have lived, I learned that being negative doesn’t do you any good. I used to be a negative person, especially when I was still in university, when tasks were piling up, and life crisis and issues started to strike – I was sooo negative. I didn’t get what I want by complaining either..

Complaining all the time is the ultimate bad habit of all human beings. However then I realised that complaining doesn’t take me anywhere. So I learnt how to be more positive and more appreciative of myself. If I keep complaining, the things that I complain about would only get worse, and I won’t have a chance to enjoy it, to succeed in it, or to even face it. There are a lot of ways to be a happier person:

Stop comparing yourself to other people. You should love yourself and appreciate yourself. Let’s start from there, if you love yourself, your life will love you in return.

Every day, list the things you are happy about, or the things you can be thankful for, even small things such as “my blanket is so soft and warm, I could sleep well last night” or “I like the sound of the chirping birds”. Write down a minimal of 3 things you can be thankful about. That will gradually make you a more positive person each day, and great things will come by itself because you’ve welcomed them in and attracted them with the positive energy.

Smile, even though you’re having a bad day, help other people – and other people will help you, share, love each other, respect one another.

Alexia.

Banner Disaster in Indonesia’s Biggest Cities..

7 Mar

Banners everywheeeere!!

Banners are overused these days. Sometimes we see hundreds of the same banners lined up every two metres,  the colours are loud and  blinding with huge writing. Due to the overwhelming amount, banners can block views, making it hard for some people who are trying to find addresses or landmarks. Other than that, too many banners can give people headaches! Sometimes, banners which used to promote things that have now expired are still being displayed, nobody’s taking it down, it’s left at the side of the street and ends up as rubbish.

Especially when election is on, oh my goodness… raining banners! It’s a disaster we experience every 5 years. Banners everywhere! and after the elections are finished, nobody cleans them up. Is the use of banners the only way you can promote your product – to the point where you have to create THAT many banners? Do you really need to display the same banners every two metres?

Ms. Airin just won the local elections to be the governor of South Tangerang. I suggest that her first job should be to clean up the banner mess. Please help take down the expired banners, and maybe there should be a law to limit how many banners should be displayed. Especially in BSD (Bumi Serpong Damai – or shall we say Banyak Spandung Di mana-mana – Banners Everywhere). Be smart in promoting your products, without having to hang banners everywhere. Use the magazines, the internet, television advertisement. If you’re making a fair amount of banners, and you clean up after the promotion is finished, then that’s still OK. The most important thing is not to block views and to ruin the environment.

Alexia.

Corruption Starts at an Early Age…

5 Mar

In Indonesia, corruption is a major problem. People are busy trying to find an effective solution to stop corruption in the “higher level” such as in the government or in big companies. However, not many people realise that corruption starts from an early age due to lack of education from the environment or within the family.

My mother remembered that once she saw a young boy, about 8 years old, riding a motorcycle – without his helmet on, and when the police stopped him, he quickly grabbed some money to bribe the policeman. What went through my mother’s mind were two things = why did his parents let him drive that motorcycle – without a helmet, and who taught him to bribe at such an early age?

Cheating at school is also something that could lead to corruption. So it’s not only in the government or in big companies. Even having a fake drivers licence is a form of cheating which is similar to corruption. If Indonesia wants to stop corruption, we should stop just looking from the top, but start concentrating on problems at the bottom as well. We should look into our bad habits. Now, corruption is a part of our culture. It is that bad. Please don’t teach children how to cheat, teach them how to work hard, teach them how to do their work properly. No matter how much of a small deal we cheat, it can lead to behaviour which can disadvantage so many other people.

Alexia