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Abuse of The Indonesian Migrant Worker

I often heard the tragic story of the Indonesian female migrant worker who worked overseas. Not only Indonesia, there are also many migrant worker from the other developing country. In Indonesia, female manpower that was sent to overseas was known as TKW (abbreviation of Tenaga Kerja Wanita). However the term of TKW was often connoted with the servant or maid or the blue-collar worker. Apparently they were in the weak position, perhaps because of a woman, many tragic and sad incidents that were experienced by them, that is: Salary was reduced and even not be paid by their employer. Illegal levy by the person who was not responsible or tricked by the illegal TKW agency. Receive the salary that below the standard payment in the country where they worked. Sexual insulting even get raped until pregnant. Tortured, even there are those that became paralyzed or dead, etc. Everyone certainly wishing a better job. Then why they're willing to become TKW or the blue-collar worker? Some fa

Cause and effect - an musing

Why I write this post?? Because I see a lot of enmity actions, ugly debate, until the human tragedy that is the attack on the twin tower of World Trade Center (often referred to as WTC 9/11). Also flood disaster in China, India, United States, Indonesia and other countries. There were many horrifying incidents throughout the history of human life until today. What the wrong? Okay... okaaay, you can says that is the foolish question. Here, I write several happening which I worry about. According to you whether it is true of the cause and effect below: CAUSE -- EFFECT -- CAUSE Global warming. Cause: gas emissions of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). I ever heard a joke: Too many human cause human body also produces warm. Just feel in a room (3x4 M) with 1 person and with 20 person. Flood and landslide. Cause: cutting down the forest carelessly. Conflict, war, terrorism. Cause: egoism, claim on the truth. Pssst... I rarely heard the claim on the mistake (ha..ha..). Rac

Unwritten Law

Two days ago I experience a small accident on the road. A mother by taking her child by a motorcycle suddenly crash with my car. They fall beside of the car's tire, crying and shout out for help. Several people around us, including me, immediately help them. In fact the mother's wound was not serious, only a little scratch on arm and her child is fine. Her motorcycle has a little crack at splash guard part. Several people around ask me to be responsible (wow... though I am on the right side). They said, "Who bigger (car) should yield to the small (motorcycle)". Their intentions is who own the car should yield against who own the motorcycle. "What the crazy? Her motorcycle that hit my car, not me to her", I said with mumble in my heart. Here, I often found irrational opinion on several case of the road accident if crashes to an pedestrians. If you who drives the vehicle (car or motorcycle) then you who must be responsible anyway, even if you are true. But...

Thank You So Much

Since began blogging on July 15, 2008, I felt how beautiful it is to share the opinion with each other around the world. I could express my thoughts and also could read various information from the other person. Really beautiful. I posted this for all that gave the warm touch in my life. I want to say thank you so much to: 1) Someone who buzzes one of my post on BuzzCritic site . BuzzCritic is a buzz aggregation service who's goal is to track what's buzzing around the interweb. 2) Tamora Hatton Tracy , to help voicing one of my post (an issue about the insurance against the orphanage children). Her blog is concern to the issues about health care. 3) Faye Wattleton, the President of the Center for the Advancement of Women, for the warm touch by sending an email to me . 4) Jk/Nancy , by giving me the flower of Someone Special Online 5) Rose , by giving me the Awesome Site Award. 6) Pau-Pau , by giving me the Kind Blogger Award 2008. 7) Malou , by giving me the White Rose. And

If One Why Different

On Sunday, August 31, 2008, I heard a debate from my friends about religion. Each person maintained the opinion that his religion was the most relevant in this century. Wow... like never ending story. Then I asked to each of them: "How many God in this universe, according to you?" For a moment they were silent, and then partly answered "ONLY ONE". A person among them wanted to debate my question, but I stay persistent with my question. Then he also answered "ONLY ONE". Then I replied to them: "If one, why we must be different and this is my BIG question to you all for debate". Think about the Greenpeace organization. They cares to our earth, our grandchild's future and does not see about your nationality. Also about Mother Teresa from Calcutta, India. She really cares to the poor, no matter where they came from or what is their nationality. I'm dreaming of ONE-DAY... NO VISA, NO PASSPORT, NO DIFFERENCES, NO POLITICAL INTRIGUE, NO WAR, bec