My Take on how Indonesia is chasing Malaysia, not the other way round

I answered a question on Quora about this topic, I put my answer on Quora into my blog as well
https://www.quora.com/Why-is-Indonesia-behind-Malaysia

Many well-written answers have been provided, so I’ll just make it up here and there at some points according to my perspective

    From a general point of view, I always say that it is INJUSTICE to compare Indonesia and Malaysia comprehensively, because the difference in area size and population number are very huge. However I’ll put this fact aside and continue my comments below

    Yes, let’s make it clear, British are ‘better’ colonialist than Dutch. Especially in legacy. Say, education, law and political system, infrastructure, town and village facilities. I think we have many sources for this.

    In Indonesia, we are VERY PROUD with the fact that we FOUGHT for our independence with flesh and blood sacrifice. Thus why some of us sort of underestimating other country’s independence which were results of ‘peaceful’ negotiation like Malaysia, India, etc.
    But in retrospective, Malaysia especially gained a lot from relatively ‘smooth’ transition from colonialism and protectorates → Independence country. We just need to see one war, Surabaya 10th of November, how British troop (yes British, not Dutch, we murdered high-level British General prior to the war in October 1945) almost 100% destroyed the 2nd biggest city in Indonesia, which we remember as our National Hero Day. And we have SO MANY wars all over our huge archipelago
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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)

Rafa Benitez took Newcastle to Championship Crown 2016-2017

After completing the 46 games of 2nd tier league in English Football, Rafa Benitez successfully bring the Championship glory to Newcastle city after beating Barnsley 3-0 on the last game and at the same time a Villa player in the dying minute scored an unexpected and surprising equalizer against the previous table leader, Brighton & Howe Albion to make it 1-1 after Brighton scored earlier and a Villa player got dismissed following the Brighton penalty decision by the referee.

Me and maybe with most Newcastle fans may had rested our head and settle as 2nd in the division, because we have been promoted to English Premier League at the 1st asking three weeks ago. So anything comes in the last day we should accept it with open heart, at least we expect Newcastle won the game and Chris Hughton for all he has given to Newcastle in the past deserved the glory.
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Indonesian Toll Road / Highways Projects : Cileunyi – Sumedang – Dawuan (Cisumdawu), West Java

This toll road connects Cileunyi (essentially, Bandung Megapolitan Area) with Sumedang and Dawuan in Sumedang and Majalengka districts respectively, at the Eastern side of Bandung. This project comes at a cost of breaking down the highland and cliffs between Bandung and Sumedang. A regular hell of traffic in Bandung – Cileunyi – Jatinangor – Sumedang highway, especially in Cadas Pangeran, prompt the local officials and society to make a call to the Government for this project since many many years ago.

Jalan tol ini menghubungkan Cileunyi (lebih cocoknya, area Bandung Megapolitan) dengan Sumedang dan Dawuan di Kabupaten Sumedang dan Kabupaten Majalengka, di sisi timur Kota Bandung. Proyek ini dibangun dengan menyusuri dan menembus dataran tinggi dan perbukitan/pegunungan antara Bandung dan Sumedang terutama. Kemacetan lalu lintas yang parah di jalan raya antara Bandung – Cileunyi – Jatinangor – Sumedang, terutama di Cadas Pangeran, membuat pemerintah setempat dan masyarakat terus-menerus meminta adanya jalan tol sejak bertahun-tahun yang lalu,

Cileunyi-Sumedang-Dawuan Toll Road
Image source : http://mediatataruang.com/percepat-tol-cisumdawu-pemprov-jabar-rencana-tambah-modal-bumd-sebesar-2-triliun/
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Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame : Who Inducted Who? (List Recap of all RRHoF Inductees and who present/induct them on the ceremony)

Well you can easily get the list of inducteed artists/musicians in the Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame along the years since its first inception back in 1986.

BUT don’t you wanna know who inducted and introduced them in the annual RnRHOF ceremony?
It is interesting, typically the young musician who are inspired by the inducted artist comes to the stage to pay tribute and welcome his/her/their hero into the Hall.

And to see how they introduce, praise, screams w
However it is not uncommon to have close friends of the inductee, or even ‘senior’ to induct them on the stage.

    Note :

Most of the names here (first ones) for each year fall into PERFORMER CATEGORY. Besides, we have non-performer category(producer, labels, manager, etc) – now it’s called Ahmed Ertegun Award, and early influences category (musician came from the very early as 1920-30′-40’s which predate rock’n roll) 

1986

CHUCK BERRY : Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones)
BUDDY HOLLY : John Fogerty (CCR)
JERRY LEE LEWIS : Hank Williams Jr
ELVIS PRESLEY : Julian Lennon and Sean Lennon (sons of late John Lennon who is a very big fan of Elvis)
JAMES BROWN
SAM COOKE
FATS DOMINO
THE EVERLY BROTHERS Neil Young
ROBERT JOHNSON (early influences category)

SAM PHILLIPS (non performers category)
ALAN FREED Scott Muney and Norm Nite (non performers category)
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Transportation Access to Kuala Namu International Airport

As the new airport of North Sumatra Province, Kuala Namu International Airport is equipped with many types of public transportation access, for the benefits of passengers

1. SHUTTLE BUS
Shuttle Airport Bus serve the airport to Medan city and several cities in North Sumatra Province.
You can find the buses outside of the airport main building. After getting out of the building, you will face Railway Station in front of your. Just turn right, and walk further, around 200 m you will find the buses parking side-by-side in a dedicated place. See the routes that are displayed in the front of each bus, if you are not willing to ask the people

These are the routes:

Bus name Destination City of Destination Cost
Damri Amplas Bus Terminal Medan IDR 15,000
Damri Plaza Medan Fair Medan IDR 15,000
ALS Gagak Hitam (Ringroad) Medan IDR 20,000

ALS Binjai Super Mall Binjai IDR 30,000
Damri Stabat Stabat IDR 50,000
Paradep Sutomo Street Pematang Siantar IDR 55,000
Almasar Kabanjahe Kabanjahe IDR 60,000

2. TRAIN
Kuala Namu International Airport is the airport in Indonesia which is served by train from/to the main city area (Medan). It takes app. 30 minutes from Medan to the airport by train, and app. 45 minutes in reverse from airport to Medan. Cost is IDR 100.000 for one trip (around US$ 8)
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Newcastle in 1996 – The Pinnacle of English Football (The Guardian)

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https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2016/nov/10/england-club-football-1996-arsene-wenger-manchester-united-newcastle?CMP=fb_gu

Menurut The Guardian, 1996 adalah puncak kejayaan sepakbola Inggris termasuk kegemilangan timnasny di Euro 96 di Inggris.
Dan NEWCASTLE UNITED memainkan peran penting pada tahun tersebut
1. Runner up Liga Inggris, sempat unggul 12 poin dari MU sampe Januari 1996 tapi akhirnya terkejar MUny Ferguson
2. Kevin Keegan menjadi pelatih Inggris ‘tersukses’ dalam sejarah EPL karena membawa Newcastle di posisi ke 2 (tidak ada pelatih Inggris dalam sejarah EPL yg berhasil membawa klubny juara liga)
3. Rekaman emosional Kevin Keegan di TV “I’d love if we beat them! love it” yang legendaris di TV, saat Ferguson meminta Leeds menumbangkan Newcastle di Elland Road agar mereka bisa juara
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Information of Terminal 1,2,3 Soekarno-Hatta International Airport with the Flights/Airlines

After the completion of Terminal 3 Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang Indonesia (Jakarta), there are some reshuffles of flight airline operating zone in this airport.

Here is the current map of the airport
taken from http://blog.qtiket.com/2012/01/daftar-terminal-bandara-soekarno-hatta.html

And here is the deployment of flight airlines in SHIA as per August 2016. Usually in the ticket, your terminal destination will be printed, however most of the time this information is needed especially when you are using SHIA as transit airport 🙂

Terminal 1 

Terminal 1A : Lion Air (Domestic Flights to  Kalimantan, East Indonesia ,Sulawesi, Papua, Bengkulu, Jambi,Tanjung pinang,Pangkal Pinang),Wings Air.

Terminal 1B : Lion Air (Domestic Flights to Sumatra), Express Air.

Terminal 1C : Batik Air, Citilink, Trigana Air, Kalstar.

Terminal 2 

Terminal 2D : Lion Air (International Flight), Air China, All Nippon Airways,Batavia Air,Cathay Facific,Cebu Facific,China Airlines,China Southren Airways,Emirates,Eva Air,Japan Airlines,Jetstar,Kuwait Ailines,Lufthansa,Malaysia Airlines,Philipine Airlines,Qantas,Qatar Airways,Saudi Arabian Airlines,Singapore Airlines,Thai Airways Internasional,Tiger Airways,Turkish Airlines,Yemenia,Valuair.

Terminal 2E : Air Asia *International Flight), Garuda Indonesia (Internasional Flight),Etihad,KLM Royal Dutch Airlines,Korean Air,Royal Brunei.

Terminal 2F : Air Asia (All Domestic/Indonesian Flights), Sriwijaya Air, NAM Air.

Terminal 3 ULTIMATE 

This terminal is for all Domestic Flights operated by Garuda Indonesia (GA) Airline.

 

Newcastle United Is Doing Well in Transfer – Rafa Benitez effect 2016

“Rafalution” seems to take its ride smoothly over the last one month for the recently-relegated Tyneside club, Newcastle United. 8 players are now accounted as Newcastle players after Rafa Benitez wasted no time to strength his squad and projected for a successful first-attempt to promote back to English Premier League

Hopefully those lads will settle down quickly and show what they got under their sleeves to all the Newcastle faithfuls out there 🙂

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Sad to see Messi Announced his Retirement after Failure in Copa America 2017 Final

I don’t know how to say properly…but you just do not need to be Argentina fan or Barca fan to feel Messi’s sadness, broken heart, after again miserably fail to bring the trophy to the Tango’s team, to his native country Argentina.

Chile beat Argentina in Copa America 2017, again from penalty shootout. And what made it worse, Lionel Messi’s skyrocketing his penalty, far from misfortune or miskick. It is just strange to see the current best footballer on this planet converted his penalty like that.

But what matters is, the bitter sadness he felt after kicking that penalty and after Chile confirmed their title with their fifth penalty taker successfully made Romero moved the wrong way and netting the penalty. It is just horrible, beyond my reach to see Messi’s crying, and ultimately announced his retirement from national team (although many of his compatriots, including from Chile, said that his latest statement are just instant product of emotion and grieving and not to be taken seriously)

Seeing him crying, I just wish he get ONE trophy for his country, just like he did so many countless times with Blaugrana Barcelona.