There are several hours remaining for the deadline of two papers. First paper is about technology commercialization that I work with a MoT Lab lecturer and second one is about lecturers engagement that I work with a CK4BC lecturer. Because I am not used to make vlog, so I update my activity using this blog. Maybe next time I will. For making vlog, I am inspired to Deon,  a robot maker in film Chappie. When his humanic-robot would be ready to be installed, he took a video talking about progress.

One paper that I must finish tomorrow hasn’t ready yet. I haven’t read anything yet. I plan to finish the first one untill 10 pm then move to another work. I do the first one in Eiger Coffee Shop at Cihampelas street. Maybe tomorrow morning, I will update again about my work in this blog. Happy work Guys !


Hard Start

Writing good paper is not easy. It needs several steps simultanously. You can’t skip one step then move to another step. It needs your full concentration especially for you who are newbie like me. I have no experience writing paper in some reputable journal, but I have for conference proceeding. Because of this, I must try to work with lecturers. I applied to be research assistant with lecturer A. Unfortunatelly he never give me some things that make my competency upgraded. He just direct me to do something but never be checked. It make me boring actually, so then I am focus to another job. There was no paper published with him for along middle of 2017 to nearly end of 2018 even just Q3.

October 2018 was the time. I met lecturer B. He is perfect man in research. Our research topic relatively similiar. I enjoyed meeting with him for the first time. One month and half left, I got stuck. He explained about what does good paper should be. Talking about introduction, we must select 15 reputable papers then took them as its reference. We must read slowly then think hard all of them whether they can be cited or not. I am now in the process for doing this. Even last evening meeting was shameful for me, I think it was time for my beginning. I must study hard more than before.

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.

Today’s Discussion

This evening I joined a discussion about Sumpah Pemuda (Youth Pledge) compared with issues that we usually happen in our daily life. Much content we talked is about logical fallacy and also political identity that strengthened in nowadays.

Based on history, ITB was campus that sterile with political activities. So hard for external organizations to enter campus territory. But how about now? Many students are being activist in religious groups. There are less artivities that talk about how science and technology are to be discussed.

Another problem is output of its education has a tendency to be arrogant whereas this attitude is contrary with spirit of scholars : more knowledgeable, a man is being more wise.

Life Without Competition

“I will beat you to get first rank in class”, said A.

“In the next election, our precidency must be subtituted by a new one”, said Z.

“Choose me to be member of parliament, I will increase our social welfare, trust me. If don’t, let you get destruction”, said M.

“He has just getting promotion for his job, maybe because of his proximity with the Rector”, said X.

I am curious that many people like discussing about a winner that win a competition. It doesn’t matter if kind of competition is like sport championship or game. But, how if it happen in the social life ? It can create hatred I think. For example election. Main goal of this event is to find a better one that have high potential to run a government. It’s good, but in its journey, it become pragmatic and comodity. It’s like a market with its seller and buyer. Politician as a seller and society as a buyer. If politician want to be elected, he must convice society that his product (program, personality, and soon) is better than another politician. He do many things to be winner even he finally manipulate his product.  His rival will do so. As the result, society as buyer have no choise and elect the best of the worst.

This is systemic, we can’t judge which one who’s wrong. For my opinion, voting system is not suitable implemented in developing country like Indonesia. Based on constitution, the best way is deliberation (musyawarah mufakat). Here, delegation can debate with another untill to form a deal. This is more fair, people will be respected because their thought not popularity. In nowadays, there is no place for deliberation. MPR as higher people supremacy is dominated by politician. Beside that, president has dual fuction as head of government and head of state. So, all the power be with him.

Back to the topic.

Life without competition for most people is an utopia but for me not. Every day we fight for our selves, not other people. We try to better than a day before. This happen till we die. Even we finally have a position in government, actually we don’t win other people but our selves. We will think that we will do the best for the place where we are.

Sumpah Pemuda

I remembered again this heroic moment this evening when my lecturer invited me to discuss about that. Youth Pledge, commonly we call it “Sumpah Pemuda”. I have just known that term coming from new order. In fact, it was Youth Agreement or in bahasa we name it “Perjanjian Pemuda”. From that event, a concept of nation was born. If not wrong, the member of congress firstly discussed about nation then motherland and language. It’s very reasonable that there is no Indonesia as country if there was no sumpah pemuda.

Now, independency of Indonesia as a country without colonialists is 72 years. But, do we understand about a nation. Why Indonesia is called as a nation? It’s because of geography, etnics, religion, or what?

I think a invitation from my lecturer as way to me to understand about Indonesia. I hope so.


I read this morning two articles talking about disruption. First is about political disruption that happens because of information booms that create a new source of knowledge. The second is disruption in education with home schooling as it’s shape. Maybe after this we hear some topics related to disruption, for instance art, sport, architecture, and so son. Just wait. The term “disruption” maybe comes from information era with its industrial revolution 4.0. It makes many breakthroughs in daily life like in way we communicate, interact, work, etc. It also creates another opportunity like new jobs. In the past time, we don’t think that vlogger is promising job because we just know a blogger. I remember that Rhenald Kasali, a management scholar, have written a book talking about this topic. Maybe I will read it next.