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Mother and Child - An Essay

WHEN YOU WERE A KID She feed you, but in return to her... you spew out your food and dropped the plate. She bathes and cleanse your body, but in return to her... you always bed-wetting. She guide you how to walk, but in return to her... you run away when she call you. She teach you A-B-C-1-2-3, but in return to her... you scribbling the wall. She buy beautiful clothes for your, but in return to her... you soiled her clothes. She accompany you go to kindergarten, but in return to her... you shouted NO.. NO..! She paid your study, but in return to her... you often absent. She forbid you to watch TV show for adult, but in return to her... you wait until she go out and quietly turn on the TV. WHEN YOU WERE A TEENAGER She paid your sweet seventeen party, but in return to her... you continue the party until daybreak. She drive you go to school but... you feel shy when the car stop in front of school gate. She asked when you came late at night, but in return to her... you said "Oh Mommy,

Joint Blog Action Day 2008

I know about this global action from Georganna and thanks for share it. What is Blog Action Day? Blog Action Day is an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day. Their aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion. In 2008, the Blog Action Day theme is Poverty . Please joint with millions blog around the world (Blogger, WordPress, TypePad, etc) to creates an extraordinary lens to view through these issues. I join, how with you? For more information please visit Blog Action Day site.

Indonesian Independence Day

The Indonesian declaration of independence was officially proclaimed at 10.00 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 1945, by our first president, Soekarno. Today, August 17, 2008, Indonesia my beloved country, celebrates the 63rd independence day. The official theme from the government was (sorry, I did not translate it in English to avoid wrong interpretation): Dengan Semangat Proklamasi 17 Agustus 1945, Kita Lanjutkan Pembangunan Ekonomi Menuju Peningkatan Kesejahteraan Rakyat, serta Kita Perkuat Ketahanan Nasional Menghadapi Tantangan Global. The good news at this celebration moment was the country's poverty rate has decreased from 17.7 percent in 2006 to 15.4 percent in March 2008. This was the lowest poverty figure during the last 10 years. If you was here, you may see various unique races to celebrate it, like: Lomba Panjat Pinang (pinang climbing competition), Lomba Lari Karung (sack running competition), Lomba Makan Kerupuk (cracker eating competition), etc. The neighborhood associati

Were They Covered by Insurance?

In the 9th anniversary of the company where I worked had create various events. One of the agendas that attracted my attention was the social activity to the "Panti Harapan Anak" (in English: Orphanage of children hope). Various social problems that caused them living there. Unethical if I say their cause, but I think was similar with in your place. The interesting question is whether they were protected by the insurance, especially the insurance for their life and education. Did you know what was my wife said when I show the photo above? She said: "About three years we wish to have a child from our marriage, but was granted by God after the 3rd year. I'm wonder the cheating couple can quickly get a baby, then throw their baby away to orphanage home." Did you know, when I bought an insurance policy for my daughter (child education insurance), at that time by joking I asked the insurance agent : " Are you or your company interested to provide a free insuranc

Fuel Price Rising = Spring Rolls Cake

On May 24, 2008, the Indonesian government announces the rise of fuel selling price. This caused the demonstration and protest in most places. The price of goods and cost of living increased. This made my wife, Feli, increasingly determined to sell spring rolls cakes (hmm.. this was his expertise). The main reason was that she wanted to increase family income, for the future. Beforehand, I one refused her wishes by saying: "Our baby still need your perfect care". But this time, I supported him only with one thought, that is, we have to prepare the best future for Ely, our next generation. The reality that could not be ignored that the best food nutrient and best education are expensive. Then, what do we want from Ely, our next generation? We only hope she will always remember her parents, for the rest of his life. Only that!! How about you? Please share your view to me and others.