My 2016-2017 European Leagues All-Star Team Formation

The 2016-2017 European Leagues seasons are over. I now want to compile all the best players in their respective positions among all European clubs

As you can see, Cristiano and Lionel Messi are on the list. They are still two of the best footballers that can play to their highest level this season, so it won’t make sense to leave out one or even two of them.

I choose formation 4-3-3 as this formation is perhaps the most popular, the formation that brought Madrid to triumph, Juve to clinch Serie-A title, and formation used by many big teams. With 4-3-3 there is no prominent wingers on my midfield, responsibilities were in the hands of the fullbacks that will inject the power on pitch’s sides. The strikers are also mostly operated from the wings too, so all areas are covered.

Coach : Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)
Who else? Should I explain this?

Goalkeeper : Keylor Navas (Real Madrid)
No doubt this is the best season he has in his entire football career. Saves after saves games after games, he delivered such astonishing performances that steer Real Madrid into one of their best season. Great in the air, great in one and one, great reflex, what else? Let’s be honest, the Real Madrid defense weren’t really good. It wasn’t really bad, but it was pedestrian compared to Juve’s defense for example. Even Ramos, Marcelo, and Carvajal are more popular for their attacking than their defense (remember Messi outplayed most of them during last El Classico?) So Keylor Navas has become the unsung hero, the wall that hinder Madrid’s opponents to score goals.

Central Defender 1 : Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)
Juventus defensive line is arguably the best of the season. Look at their statistic, especially Champions League with only 3 goals at their hands. Difficult to pick one among those living warriors, but Chiellini is on my book, has become a shield, a wall who always wanted to fight getting the ball back from opponents, never let anybody pass him easily. One might say they stumbled the block on Champions League but one must not forget the entire season where their defense were unbreakable.
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Survey Result of using Facebook Smileys

Remember one or two years ago when we MUST go to other websites to put smileys on our Facebook posts?
First we have to make sure the cursor is in our post/comment. Then open the external website, see the list of smileys, then click it to insert it into our Facebook post/comment.

Now it’s a legacy. Facebook has ‘installed’ the smileys onto the Facebook posts/comments, thus we can just type our post and click the smiley sign under the comment tab to pick and insert our lovely smiley into the post/comment.

Recently, Mark Zuckelberg co. had conducted a research over the use of smileys among all Facebook users. Not surprised, “Love” and “Laugh” smileys are among the forefront contestants, the mostly used. Here is the result 🙂
(photos courtesy of Facebook)

Goodbye 7-Eleven Indonesia

Banyak analisis…ikutan ah 🙂
Semua orang sepakat sepertinya, alasan utama “besar pasak daripada tiang”. But I try to elaborate some:
1. Lokasi premium : lokasi Sevel terutama di Jakarta yang kebanyakan di daerah rame/pusat kota/pinggir jalan besar/persimpangan, tentu biaya sewa dsb pasti sangat mahal, tentu harus diimbangi jualan yang laris. Belum lagi space yang terpakai karena harus ada tempat nongkrong, makin mahal lah biaya sewa. Tapi kekny penjualan produkny ga gila2an banget jadi ga imbang ama operational cost
2. Produk makanan fast food yang kebanyakan enggak laku, padahal biaya produksiny itu pasti gede kali. Berapa bnyk orang sanggup beli nasi goreng atau spaghetti sebungkus di atas Rp 22.000? Indomaret Point di atas jam 8 malam, fast food ny langsung diskon 50% biar tetep terjual. Sevel ga gitu, ya terbuang jadinya atau dikonsumsi sendiri..

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Seputar Nama “Bandara Kuala Namu”

di level public, sempat bnyk diskusi panjang dan perdebatan soal NAMA bandara “Kuala Namu International Airport” sebelum bandara tersebut diresmikan penggunaanny tahun 2013.

Orang Batak / Tapanuli beropini agar nama bandara jadi “Bandara Sisingamangaraja XII” atau “Mayjen D.I. Panjaitan”, kemudian orang Melayu Sumut beropini jadi “Bandara Tengku Amir Hamzah” atau “Bandara Sultan Serdang” sesuai lokasi kabupaten tempat bandara berada, orang Karo ada yang beropini agar nama Guru Patimpus atau Jamin Ginting dipakai, orang Mandailing beropini agar nama Jend. A.H. Nasution, Willem Iskandar, Marah Halim, bisa dipertimbangkan, sementara masyarakat Jawa, Minang, dll beropini pahlawan2 Sumut yg skala nasional seperti Adam Malik, K.H. Zainul Arifin, Jend. A.H. Nasution, Mayjend D.I. Panjaitan, Jend. Achmad Thahir..

Opini2 tsb banyak muncul di diskusi public, coffee morning dengan pejabat, kolum opini di koran2 Sumut bahkan nasional seperti Kompas selama bertahun-tahun.

Di sinilah uniknya Propinsi Sumatra Utara, dia bukan provinsi yang murni unik memiliki 1 etnik dominan (beda dengan contoh Jabar dengan Sunda, Kalsel dengan Banjar, Jateng dengan Jawa, Sumbar dengan Minang, Bali, dll). Pemilihan satu nama pahlawan dari satu etnik kemungkinan besar bisa mengundang pro-kontra atau kecemburuan dari pihak lain.

Keputusan yang tepat dari Pemerintahan SBY dan Pemda Sumut yang TIDAK membuat pembahasan resmi mengenai seleksi calon nama bandara baru Sumut, dan membiarkan namanya tetap sesuai dengan masterplan awal bandara yakni Bandara Kuala Namu. 🙂

Kuala Namu International Airport, North Sumatra : Satu-satunya bandara kualifikasi 4-Star SkyTrax International Airport di Indonesia

Kuala Namu International Airport is the only Indonesian’s 4-star SkyTrax qualified international airport (with other 35 international airports in the world)

Diresmikan oleh Pak SBY tahun 2013 lalu, dalam jangka waktu 2 tahun di tahun 2015 Bandara KNIA Sumatra Utara berhasil meraih prestasi membanggakan ini. Dengan fasilitas lengkap dan pengaturan alur lalu lintas kendaraan serta penumpang yang fix serta railway train satu2ny, plus kebersihan bandara yg emg lumayanlah. Awal tahun depan ke bandara KNIA juga sudah bisa lewat jalan tol baik dari Medan maupun Deli Serdang, serta jalur KA double track dan jalur layang KA yg juga akan selesai akhir tahun depan untuk mempercepat perjalanan KA ke bandara.

Diharapkan tetap konsisten service dan qualitiny, sehingga dalam 1 dekade ke depan bisa dapet peringkat 5-star (saat ini hanya ada 36 bandara internasional dunia yang 4-star termasuk KNIA, dan hanya ada 8 bandara yang 5-star)

Challenge antara lain pengaturan taxi 2, bagian kedatangan (Arrival) yang masih relatif kalah jauh dibanding keberangkatan (Departure) terutama tempat penjemput menunggu, suasana sesak di bagian keberangkatan kalo peak time – untung ud bnyk self-checkin, fasilitas air minum di jalur internasional, dan area parkir yg pohon2ny masih pada kecil sehingga panas, dsb.

http://jakartaglobe.id/news/kualanamu-international-airport-gets-four-star-rating-skytrax/