Indonesia was Under Boots

This is a title of book created by Indro Tjahjono, careteker of Student Board ITB in 1970s. Original title is in Bahasa “Indonesia di Bawah Sepatu Lars”. This book was famous in student movement in the new order. It contents Indro’s pledoi when he was accused as suspect because of students movement against Soeharto regym.

I read several chapters, still more than 100 pages remaining. Even now I am not a student again, but from this book I can keep my spirit on. Thank you Pak Indro for sharing your worth experience in this book. Hope me can meet you asking for your signature in this book 🙂


Mission Impossible : Fallout

This movie is interesting with many thrilling actions. Ethan, Benji and Elsa still being main actors in this film. The mission is to get plutonium from the syndicate whose leader namely Lane. Plutonium is fuel to generate nuclear. The syndicate want to make create the new word by encouraging damages. “Peace rises after big destruction”, their idealism.

Walker a new agency sent to this mission obviously is in Lane side. He is the key whose remote to activate the bombs. After Ethan can stop him, bombs finally can be deactivated. The story is designed looks like intelligence missions with many secrets.

I give rating 8 of 10 for this film. The presence of Walker to be member of IMF agency rises strong presumption that he will broke Ethan’s mission, so finally knowing him in Lane’s is not surprising.

The Prayers

Friday is a holy day for muslims. Especially for muslimin (muslim men) that they must worship in the dzuhur time. It is called “ibadah jumah”. In this worship we listen to “khutbah” several minutes then pray two rakaat.

This day I did it at masjid Salman. I chose balcon as the best place to pray. The view in main room of masjid looks so clearly. In the past time I took several pictures from here. Another benefit is its floor that is made from carpet makes our praying more comfortable.

a Silicon Farmer

This night I have been starting to read a book about Prof. Samaun Samadikun. It is published by LIPI a year after his death. Pak Samaun left much legacy not only in academics life with its teaching and research activities, but also in bureaucracy and industry. He was head of LIPI and commisioner of PT INTI. I think the important thing of Pak Samaun is on how he dedicated in mikroelectronic development in Indonesia with his integrative role on Academics, Industry, and Government. Even his role is very tough and complex, he didn’t leave “fuel to generate engine”. What’s the fuel ? Of course, microelectronic technology it self. Even he finally retired, he still been a senior researcher in ITB. “He is humble to every people”, said his junior in the book. I wish someday I can write more comprehensive story about him.

Samaun Samadikun

This morning I met and chat with a retired lecturer of Engineering Physics ITB. He was very energic when discussing about history of ITB. I asked him to visit my office in Information Centre to observe an used e-museum. Even this building was obsolete, there is several legacy. When we looked at a board display (like banner) contains of cronological history of ITB since it was built in 1920, he asked to me “Did you know story between year X-Y ?”, “What’s legacy created ?”. I then said “Samaun Samadikun”. He was amazed with I had just said. He admitted that he was of student of Pak Samaun, he ever interacted with him long time ago.

I then told many things about Pak Samaun according with everything I knew. Pak Samaun is known as semiconductor initiator in Indonesia and he left many legacy for example PAU, PT INTI, LIPI, and soon. Now, there are several colleagues, students, students of students, etc of him that have positions in company, university, etc. Taking up story of Pak Samaun is always interesting.

Final Draft

This weekend has been days to prepare final draft for my book. Starting from early morning after subuh, continued after jogging at Saparua park, dan then began again after that. At the noon, I was so tired but forced to keep working. After ashar, my friend requested to hangout di some coffee shop but I refused. I had plan to go to the cinema. At 4.30s pm, I went to BEC by walking. Accrosing Jalan Dipatiukur, Pasoepati bridge, Dago and stopped at Indomaret Unisba for break. Azan came then I prayed maghrib in Unisba’s mosque. After that, I continued to keep walking to BEC.

I watched “Buffalo Boys” in CGV BEC. This film is awesome, I gave rating 9.0 of 10. This movie ended at around 9 pm. By driving public transportation (aka. angkot), I went home. I took dinner at SPG then drank hot tea at angkringan near monumen. Arriving room, I took prayer and slept. The new day came, I started drafting several minutes then played badminton for 2 hours. I got two turns to play, not many. Lots people joined the play. After taking sport, I started drafting till zuhur came. I still been able to take a rest this noon even just about an hour.

At the evening, I took “me time” in caffeto, a coffee shop in Sekeloa. I order a french press with sinabung bean (if not wrong). I was inspired to change title of my book in that time. I have just edited the final draft and it will be ready for tomorrow.