The Ugly Truth about Indonesian Current Affairs Programme: Dealership-based E-commerce, an Innovation or a Drawback?

My dream that someday Indonesia will have a public service-oriented broadcaster, similar to BBC,  is seemed to be unlikely in the near future. The chances are television companies or media programmers in Indonesia chose to follow the common trend by dumbing-down their programme contents amidst the strong pressure of commercialisation. Regardless the ethos of a television company, profit-concern apparently becomes a determining factor in programming policy. … Continue reading The Ugly Truth about Indonesian Current Affairs Programme: Dealership-based E-commerce, an Innovation or a Drawback?

Pre Historic Veils Upon Leang-Leang

On March, 15 2015, I and my siblings visited Leang-Leang Village, Maros, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. This UNESCO World Heritage site has been my tourism crush since months ago. It was due to the mystery it holds behind the veils of pre-history. Thus, I flied from Jakarta to visit my origin in intention to witness the famous karst and the art-cave with my own eyes. Continue reading Pre Historic Veils Upon Leang-Leang

The Three Fractions of the Public’s News Preference

When Allan Stuart reaffirmed that news from the streets will be favourable, I should have just agreed. Since it is disappointing to prove that, to some extent, mass media has succumbed to the public’s preference of news coverage. It was a pity to discover that the audience prefer to peruse bombastic headings with shallow content and popular events. It was also inevitable to observe that … Continue reading The Three Fractions of the Public’s News Preference

Je ne suis pas #JeSuisCharlie ni #JeNeSuisPasCharlie

It’s been two weeks since the Charlie Hebdo incident took the world by storm stirring the outcry for freedom of expression. Thousands of people marched together with their eminent leaders and echoing theΒ  slogan “Je Suis Charlie” across the globe. Looking at the phenomenon, I tried not to be involved in the public discussion nor jumping into the bandwagon condemning the two misguided guys who … Continue reading Je ne suis pas #JeSuisCharlie ni #JeNeSuisPasCharlie

Twilight Discussion

December, 27th. Twilight. Five former students of International Relations were on their way back to Jakarta city taking a public transportation, the trans-Jakarta commuter. As they sat on long perching Β green velvet bench, they started to discuss issues pertaining to current political events in Jakarta. At one side of the coach, a group of people seemed to put attention on the topic these young adults … Continue reading Twilight Discussion


Sebelum Anda membaca, sejak awal Saya informasikan bahwa tulisan ini bersifat sangat subjektif. Oleh karena itu pula, jika dalam tulisan-tulisan sebelumnya Saya menggunakan Bahasa Inggris, kali ini, Saya memilih untuk menulis dengan menggunakan bahasa ibu Saya. Asimilasi. Terdapat beberapa alasan mengapa asimilasi sangat penting untuk diimplementasikan oleh setiap individu yang berasal dari suku Bugis dan Makassar. Dua suku serumpun yang mendiami sebuah pulau besar berbentuk … Continue reading Alasan


Today, on my way to go home, I bumped into some kind of underworld mundane, the first and the most frightening one that I have ever seen. A superstitious creature which came to life with its thick compact powder, fake eye-lashes, and artificial hair extension. It was a dragqueen. Well, don’t bother to comment nor criticize me for being discriminative on somebody’s profession. I am … Continue reading Dragqueen

Postponing Parenthood Means Preserving The World’s Civilization

It is universally acknowledged that children are the next generation to preserve the continuation of the world. Saving their future means saving human civilisation from extinction. But what if the terms reversed into “Saving time from parenthood means preserving the civilisation”? Would it be controversial if the focus changed towards the fundamental source these babies are conceived in, instead of the production these source has … Continue reading Postponing Parenthood Means Preserving The World’s Civilization