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These Small Hands

Hola hola..!!! It’s almost 3 months no write on this blog, but here we go! Cerita ini bermula atas rasa syukur saya kepada Tuhan yang selalu memberikan jalan untuk merealisaiskan mimpi-mimpi ini. So.. bagaimana ceritanya? 😀 Beberapa waktu lalu saya membaca sebuah artikel yang ditulis di sebuah blog tentang sisi lain dari novel sejenis novel… Continue reading These Small Hands

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Berdamai Dengan Kegagalan

“When it is dark enough, we can see the stars” -Persian Proverb- Salah satu hal yang paling ditakutkan ketika kita gagal/ belum berhasil dalam mengejar apa yang kita cita-citakan adalah perasaan lelah, cape, dan pesimis untuk mengejar hal-hal yang diimpikan selanjutnya. Ada perasaan takut bahwa apa yang akan kita kejar akan berakhir sama seperti yang… Continue reading Berdamai Dengan Kegagalan

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Irshad Manji dan Suara Hati

Sebelumnya tak banyak yang saya ketahui tentang Irshad Manji, seorang wanita Islam lesbian yang kontroversial akan pemikiran-pemikiran dalam bukunya. Dulu saya sempat mendengar nama dia ketika di TV marak berita-berita mengenai diskusi bukunya di Salihara yang diberhentikan secara paksa. Bahkan berita mengenai ini pun di bawa kedalam acara Indonesia Lawyers Club (ILC) di salah satu… Continue reading Irshad Manji dan Suara Hati

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Senioritas Level Dewa

Hohoho maksud tuh judul apa ya? Apanya yang selevel dewa itu? Hanya ingin beropini saja. Bebas dong!! Indonesia kan negara bebas. Jadi begini, bulan September di Indonesia itu kan identik dengan masa penerimaan mahasiswa baru di berbagai perguruan tinggi. Yo negeri yo swasta semuanya berlomba-lomba memoles dirinya agar para fresh graduate high schools berbondong-bondong daftar… Continue reading Senioritas Level Dewa

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A Day in Bancroft Elementary Washington D.C

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 World Learning is a great organization which coordinates undergraduate student exchanges through its Global UGRAD program.  Last November, they brought several international students to our DC elementary after-school programs at Bancroft and Thomson Elementary to talk about their home countries in Asia and Central/South America and volunteer with the kids.  Everyone… Continue reading A Day in Bancroft Elementary Washington D.C

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“Active racism” vs. “Passive racism”– blatant, intentional acts of racial bigotry and discrimination versus more subtle forms, such as laughing at racist jokes, not challenging exclusionary hiring practices, accepting as appropriate the omission of the history of people of color in the curriculum (Beverly Tatum) Coming back home, I feel like I have two big… Continue reading Something To Think About

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A Precious Lesson from C.P. Ellis “Why I Quit the Klan?”

I was taking Ethnic Studies class during my Spring Semester in the US. This is one of the most intense classes that I had there. We have to meet twice in a week and before we meet in the class, we had been assigned to read several articles and books. Once we are in the… Continue reading A Precious Lesson from C.P. Ellis “Why I Quit the Klan?”