Monday, October 6, 2008

Indonesia Will Go Bankrupt Because Of Corruption (ASIA Future Shock)

It’s shocking news, or not?

This was analyzed by Michael Backman in his book ASIA Future Shock.

Here is a review by

The transformation of China, India and much of the rest of Asia is seismic. Never has the region changed so much in such a short time. But change means opportunity and risk – big risk. Do you know what to expect? Is your business prepared? Are you ready?

The numbers are staggering:

Within ten years, funds under management in China will grow to at least US$1.5 trillion, 100 million mainland Chinese tourists will pour out of China annually, Singapore will be a major haven for hidden offshore funds, Thai hospitals will be major providers of healthcare in Asia, the Middle East and to under-insured Americans, and shortages of management talent in India and China will be even more acute.

Within 20 years, a billion more people will live in Asia’s cities than do already, China will be a major sophisticated weapons exporter, Malaysia will have almost run out of oil, and divorce and family breakdown will mean that the size of the average Asian household will be substantially smaller.

Within 25 years, Japan’s population will have shrunk by 20 million, there will be 250 million more men than women in India and China, half the world’s nuclear reactors will be in Asia, the world’s biggest community of English speakers will be in China, and Asia-wide water shortages will see big hikes in food prices. Asia Future Shock is designed for corporate strategists and scenario builders, to alert them to these and other major shifts and to identify the opportunities and risks.

Author Bio

MICHAEL BACKMAN is an Author, Business Analyst and Columnist who specializes in Asia and Asian corporate practice. He is the author of the international bestseller, Asian Eclipse: Exposing the Dark Side of Business in Asia, which was named by The Economist as one of the sixteen finest general non-fiction books of the year. He is the co-author of Big in Asia: 25 Strategies for Business Success. He writes several regular newspaper columns on Asian business, has authored numerous articles for The Times of London, International Herald Tribune, Asian Wall Street Journal and the Far Eastern Economic Review and has been quoted on Asian corporate matters in many leading publications around the world including The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, Fortune and The Economist.

Praise for Asia Future Shock
Michael Backman “really understands why business evolved the way that it did in Asia.”The Economist Michael Backman is “a brilliant writer on regional business strategies.”Australian Financial Review “Backman’s excellent and extensive case studies are aimed at pointing out the pitfalls to foreign investors.”The Independent

Monday, September 22, 2008

After All

Finally,,, after all,,, I decided to go back to blogsphere. Hope u don't get bored of my writings :)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Th3 ThirD WinnEr

Hi,,, miss u guys! I just back from Yogyakarta and I'm really happy now. Our presentation about "How to increase the Quality of nationalism using the media of Film" got the third position. The first winner was from IPB, and the runner up was from ISI.

There are so many experience I've got form the competition. I also have some photos to share. I will give them in the next post. Oh, I'm really happy!!!! :)

This is a little summary of our scientific writing:


Rasa nasionalisme masyarakat Indonesia saat ini mengalami ambiguitas, yang pada akhirnya terjadi degradasi nasionalisme. Barbagai fakta bisa dijumpai dari rapuhnya nasionalisme masyarakat Indonesia, di antaranya terjadi konflik dan gerakan separatisme di beberapa daerah. Fakta lain yakni kinerja pemerintah dalam mendukung untuk mengembalikan nasionalisme yang tidak profesional.

Nasionalisme merupakan sebuah aliran yang dimiliki oleh bangsa dalam upaya menjaga keabadian identitas bangsa negara untuk mencapai tujuan bersama-sama. Masyarakat masa lalu (zaman kemerdekaan) menggunakan nasionalisme untuk mencapai “proyak bersama”; yaitu menyatukan Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia (NKRI) dengan merebut kemerdekaan dari kolonial.

Konsep nasionalisme masa lalu inilah yang tidak lagi ditemui saat ini. Karena selain perbedaan atas tujuan nasionalisme itu sendiri, menyatakan bahwa nasionalisme dulu berbeda dengan nasionalisme sekarang, juga terjadi karena momen yang berbeda.

Masyarakat Indonesia seakan terlena dengan pemikiran-pemikiran serta budaya Barat. Beberapa pemikiran dari tokoh Barat justru menggoyahkan nasionalisme masyarakat Indonesia. Selain itu, pengaruh lain datang dari dunia hiburan yang berkembang; kenayataannya film yang berkembang di Indonesia didominasi film-film dari Barat. Film Barat secara tidak langsung mentransfer budaya mereka melaui tokoh-tokoh film, budaya itu sendiri, pemikiran, yang justru akan menghilangkan identitas bangsa Timur.

Melihat fenomena itu, agaknya masyarakat Indonesia membutuhkan sebuah media yang menampilkan teladan atau pemikiran yang nantinya mampu mengembalikan nasionalisme. Untuk mengembalikan nasionalisme, salah satu media seni yang efektif untuk mengembalikan nasionalisme adalah film; tentunya film-film nasional yang mengandung nilai-nilai moral tentang nasionalisme. Karena pada dasarnya, film adalah cerminan masyarakat.

Salah satu film yang mampu menyedot perhatian masyarakat pada tahun 2007 adalah Nagabonar Jadi 2. Film yang sarat akan nilai-nilai moral, religi, kekeluargaan dan bahkan nasionalisme yang dikemas dalam sajian yang ringan, sehingga mampu diterima masyarakat tanpa mengurangi makna yang terkandung di dalamnya.

Eksistensi film di Indonesia merupakan hiburan yang mudah untuk dinikmati oleh masyarakat. Hal ini dikarenakan masyarakat membutuhkan hiburan dan media untuk menjangkaunya (bioskop, televisi) tersedia. Masyarakat yang paling besar dalam menikmati film adalah masyarakat khususnya dari kalangan mudah.

Walaupun dunia perfilman di Indonesia mengalami kondisi yang fluktuatif, namun ada sebuah momen di mana film tetap menjadi media seni yang menghibur, yang mampu memberikan sajian audio-visual, dan mudah diterima. Hal yang paling penting dari film dalam mengembalikan rasa nasionalisme masyarakat adalah nilai-nilai moral yang ada di dalamnya.

Film Nagabonar Jadi 2 merupakan cerita tentang seorang Nagabonar sebagai pencopet yang mendapatkan kesempatan menjadi seorang Jenderal di pasukan kemerdekaan Indonesia saat pasukan pendudukan Jepang mundur pada tahun 1945 dan Belanda berusaha kembali menguasai daerah yang ditinggalkan tersebut. Film yang menyedot perhatian masyarakat Indonesia ini mempunyai spesialisasi yang khas, yakni penyajian yang sederhana dan mudah diterima serta menghibur. Dengan spesialisasi ini, film Nagabonar Jadi 2 menjadi suatu media seni (film) yang efektif untuk menyampaikan pesan-pesan moral, khususnya tentang rasa nasionalisme.

Jika melihat film Nagabonar Jadi 2, terdapat nalai moral dari awal hingga akhir: nilai nasionalisme, kekeluargaan, sosiokultural, serta religi. Salah satu petikan adegan film Nagabonar Jadi 2 yang menunjukkan betapa film ini menceritakan nasionalisme adalah ketika Nagabonar hormat di depan patung Prokalmator dan Jendral Soedirman, betapa dia menunjukkan rasa hormatnya kepada pahlawan (walaupun hanya sekadar patungnya).

Melihat betapa esensi dari film mampu memberikan pengaruh yang besar melalui pesan moral di dalamnya, seyogyanya para sineas beserta pemerintah mampu memberikan kebijakan tentang film-film yang beredar di Indonesia. Hal ini merupakan “pekerjaan rumah” bagi para sineas bagaimana menggabungkan tema nasionalisme (tema yang tergolong berat) dengan sajian yang menghibur dan mudah untuk diterima.

Dengan adanya media seni perfilman yang diproduksi oleh sineas dalam negeri yang membawa pesan moral tentang nasionalisme, bangsa Indonesia akan mengetahui sosok yang memberikan inspirasi untuk tetap menjaga keabadian identitas bangsa.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Yogyakarta, I'm coming ^_^

I never imagine that this fortune comes to me. About three days ago, my friend told me that our scientific writing was accepted by the national competition commitee. And now we are preparing our presentation media. Next week we are going to Yogyakarta in Central Java. We'll leave on Monday and stay there for three days.

Oh my God, I'm really happy n nervous now.

I'm so happy because first, this is the first scientific writing that I've ever made. Second, I always wanna go to Yogyakarta after my classmates canceled our plan to go there last two months. Well, finally I get my late vacation.

I will go with my two partners. They are Aan Frisca DP, my president at, and Sueb the“Poltergeist”.

However, I also feel nervous because it's the first time I present scientific writing in front of national people.

Anyway, I'm really glad to be there and give my best. Hope we success ^_^

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Things To Do After Broken Heart

Maybe you wonder why you fell so sad after broken heart. It's really hard to get rid of the problem. You go to your room and lock the door. Keep silence and start thingking about the terrible situation.

Many questions come up into your head. Why he/she left me? Why he/she couldn't be alittle more patient? Why I did this or that? Why, why, WHY.....?

Well, those are very common reactions after broken heart. Many people feel them. However, is it a good choice to let yourself feel the sadness? Is it a good desicion to let your life time pass by? Is it a good desicion to let your "X" feel satisfy after broken heart?

No, No, Never!

These are things to get rid of your broken heart feeling:

  1. Collect all of your X's photos. Stick them on a dartboard. Turn on your favorite Rock or Punk music and start playing X-dart ^_^
  2. List your X's minus and your plus. You see? He/She's not that worthy.
  3. Go to a quite place. Where no people can hear your voice. For instance, mountain or beach. Scream loudly and release yourbad feeling. Feel free ^_^
  4. Make yourself busy. You can do anything that you've never done before, such as visiting orphanage, making donations for victims of disasters or just gardening. Forget your previous bad experience.
  5. Go green and love pets. Look for a green place where you can see trees and flowers everywhere. Walk your dog or bring your other pets and let them help you to see that "Our world is Wonderful"

And now, it's time to try them. Hope u success ^_^


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

It's really simple to be rich together.

Well, This article is a tribute to my blogfriends who really care and gave me some $$$ by hitting the GooGle AdS.

If u care about ur friends too, keep blogging, make good articles and... don't forget to let them rich by hitting the Google AdS or other AdS. Let your friends keep blogging by doing them. Cya ^_^

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Please Stop The Polemic, Guys...


Back to three or four years ago, when Indonesia n Malaysia started to claim Sipadan and Ligitan island as theirs. Nomatter which country finally "won" the claim, it brought many other problems between Indonesia and Malaysia. In about last year, Malaysia claimed Reog and Batik as theirs. Indonesia, who felt that both of those are theirs, became angry. Again, nomatter who actually had the right to own them, it lead many polemics through very various kinds of media.

One of them is our beloved virtual world. Many bloggers from Indonesia and Malaysia create blogs (and also website) which contain bad words mocking each other. I don't want to mention them, though, because I'm affraid it will create a worse condition.
Well, actually, I think we should not let this "bad" polemic continue. I have some blogfriends from Malaysia and they are really kind and friendly. I am sure that Malaysian bloggers also do not want to keep this "virtual war".

This article written not for bad purpose, Guys. I really appreciate Malaysian, Indonesian, and other countries bloggers who are keeping their blogs peaceful. Let's remember that we are the people who care aboout living in peace and harmony :-D

Thanks for the readers and the commentators. Keep blogging peacefully. Luv u Guys :-)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Increasing Standard Of national EXAm

Is it the right choice?

Indonesia now are still facing many problems, such as economy, health, and also education. These problems are full of urgency to solve.

People in Indonesia see that the quality of Education in this country is still low. The Government believes that one of the causes of this problem is the low minimum standard of passing grade for any schools. Compare to the other countries, Indonesia still has the lowest passing grade. The Gov think that this kind of situation will lead the students to the eternal laziness ( because they don’t feel forced)

However, increasing the standard of national exam brings a new problem. Many people think that it’s a bad action and will bring a bad atmosphere toward the education itself. The students will only think about how to get a good mark and forget about their own purpose to go to school: get lessons.

They will do everything to get good mark no matter they deserve to get it or not. Many students become desperate and do cheating to pass their school. They do very very various cheating through SMS, and many other ways. And as my personal comment, this condition could lead them to become the next Indonesian corruptors.

This is one of the current issues in Indonesia. I really need your comment, for Indonesia.

You can give comments in Bahasa Indonesia or English.

One more question: "Does your country have a national exam?"

Monday, July 21, 2008


If I ask you this very simple question, “ What do you think about Indonesia?”, what would be the first word in your mind?

Probably people would say these words: friendly, Bali, developing country, beautiful scenery, and many others. Or even some of you would think about this: corruption, bomb, Tsunami, and many other bad view about Indonesia.

Well, this time, I really need your comment to the above question. This site will be the answer of your questions. I’m sure that you, wherever you are, care of other countries. It would be a pleasure for me to be your first site to visit if you need some information or clarification about Indonesia.

Issues can be right or wrong. However, this site will be the bridge between Indonesian’s view and your argument toward a current issue. Please participate actively and get everything about Indonesia.

I’m so proud to be here, thanks for your kindness to read this :-D

Friday, July 18, 2008

Great Achievement

Indonesian elementary school students and international math competition medalists (front, from right), Stefano Chiesa Suryanto, Vincent, Fransisca Susan, Christa Lorenzia and Richard Akira Heru, (back, from left), Reynaldi Satrio Nugroho, Peter Tirtowijoyo Young and Nicholas Tarino show their trophies during a reception in Jakarta on Thursday. The Indonesian team comprising members from different cities won five gold medals and a silver during the 12th Po Leng Kuk Elementary International Contest for Math held July 12-16 in Hong Kong. (JP/J. Adiguna

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