My Note

29 04 2009

There are so many natural disasters recently. Not only flood which happened in Situ Gintung, earthquake in Italy, but also the Avian Influenza, Singapura Influenza and also Swine Influenza Virus (SIV) which happens in Mexico. Ironically, the infected disease not only in North America, but also it is treatened all over the countries. Spain, USA, Australia, Canada and many other countries now worry about the infection of this dangerous disease. Read the rest of this entry »





Unisma Students’ Activeness in Speaking

21 04 2009

The students’ capacity and skills in English will be known in their speakings. It is the simple way to measure their capabilities through speaking whether they can speak well or not. In my opinion, speaking is very fundamental things in learning English. We can know whether they have good grammatical, have rich vocabularies and good pronunciation which has correlated with the listening or not. When one speakings about something, just pay attention carefully in his structure of senteces, the words he chooses and the speed of speaking. Read the rest of this entry »





Refleksi PEMILU

21 04 2009

Pemilu Legislative telah usai sekitar 2 minggu yang lalu. Ada yang kalah dan menang, ada yang puas dan kecewa dengan hasil yang dicapai, sang pemenang berpesta, sang pecundang pun menjadi pesakitan.
Yang demikian adalah sesuatu yang lumrah. Namun tidak lumrah bila ada Caleg yang sakit jiwa alias stress. Apakah Pileg ini menjadi ajang pertaruhan hidup matinya di dunia ini? Kok sampai gila ? Ada pula caleg gagal yang menarik semua sumbangannya dimasyarakat, kasus in bukan hanya satu, tapi banyak sekali. Sejenak kita berfikir ulang bahwa hajatan terbesar di negeri ini adalah memajukan bangsa Indonesia lebih baik, lebih dewasa dan demokratis mulai dari pelosok desa hingga perkotaan, tanpa terkecuali.
Masalah yang timbul setelah Pileg usai memang beragam, banyak kasus pelanggaran yang terjadi diberbagai daerah. Pihak yang kalah tanpa di komando pun pasti akan menuding KPU sebagai pihak yang paling bertanggung jawab, mulai dari kasus DPT yang tidak valid, tertukarnya surat suara dengan daerah lain, hingga kotak suara yang terlambat didistribusikan.
Protes demikian sah-sah saja, namun harus ditanggapi dengan kepala dingin tanpa anarkisme dan tindakan provokatif yang memicu tindak kekerasan. Pihak yang kalah seharusnya lebih realistis dan legowo menerima kenyataan bahwa dia memang belum dapat amanah dari rakyat. Ingat, suara rakyat adalah suara Tuhan. Dan suara rakyat tidak bisa didapat dengan instant ketika anda (Caleg Instant) muncul secara tiba-tiba di spanduk dengan gaya anda yang narsis dan kinerja yang belum terbukti. Read the rest of this entry »





Resensi buku : Kiai Bejo, Kiai Untung, Kiai Hoki

27 03 2009

Title : Kiai Bejo, Kiai Untung, Kiai Hoki
Author : M. H. Ainun Najib
Publisher : Penerbit Buku Kompas
Pages : 258 Pages
Year : June, 2007
Who doesn’t know about the figure of Emha Ainun Najib. This man is very productive in writing of books. His writings such as poetry, short story, column, until essay. Many aspects he explore from his writing, from politic, culture, religion society, literature, and nationality. It is also he did by composing this book under the title Kiai Bejo, Kiai Untung, Kiai Hoki.
In this literature, he tried to observe the complexities and problems surrounding the society. He is sure that those problems are not solved yet. In his vision, if those problems no cared by many parties, the crisis and difficulties in this country will never end. The social problems, according to Emha, are not only the indication, but also be the real fact which damages the society for the long term. Finally, we need the radical change in order to release from this crisis. This is the criticisms of Emha in this book.
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The Importance of Reading

27 03 2009

Reading has a lot of benefits for those who fond of it. It is the most effective way to enlarge our knowledge as the student. There is a saying that “Reading is the window to see the world”. By reading a lot, we can know everything and makes our knowlegdes are wide rapidly. We as student, will nilly have to read a lot to supply our newest informations in order to not left behind another student in this competitive era.
In Indonesia, the students’ willingnes to read is very low. We are lack of motivation in reading any sources, we tend to waste our times vainly. We neglect that reading is very necessary for our future life. As the comparation, the university student in develop cuntries such as America, England and France, like to read the books for six up to eight ours in a day. Read the rest of this entry »





ARAH PENDIDIKAN DITANGAN PARA ELITE POLTIKUS

25 03 2009

By: A.K.F

Mobilitas Pemilu periode 2009-2014 semakin kencang dan kompetitif. Suhu persaingan antar partai politik semakin memanas. Saling obral janji pun kian akrab terdengar ditelinga kita. Dalam hal ini, para elite politikus telah menjadi seorang pengemis suara rakyat. Banyak kepentingan yang terselubung dibalik dinamika politik kita. Namun, yang terpenting, isu pendidikan seharusnya tidak bisa dipandang sebelah mata begitu saja. Pendidikan adalah factor fundamental akan kemajuan sebuah bangsa. Dengan pendidikan yang sehat, akan terciptalah sebuah produk-produk ilmuwan yang berkualitas dinegeri kita yang tercinta ini. Lalu ditengah peta percaturan politik yang serba tak pasti ini, kemanakah arah pendidikan kita ditangan para elite politik untuk masa depan?
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CREATING THE LANGUAGE ENVIRONMENT IN PESANTREN

16 03 2009

Nowadays, mastering English is absolutely demanded. Every aspects of life will use English as the bridge of communication. In most of the countries, English is used as the second language. Such as: India, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia etc. what about English use in our country ?
Basically, Indonesian people are lack in practicing and using English as the daily communication. We are left behind with the developing countries such as Thailand, Filipina, Malaysia, etc. If we want to compete among states, the average of our people must, at least be able to speak English little and well enough. There are many ways how to create the language conditioning or language environment. Read the rest of this entry »





Political Phenomenon

3 03 2009

The title above describes us that many people in Indonesia are crazy about the political side. If we contemplate the phenomenon of our political mobility, it heats up as the legislative election is rapidly approaching and the presidential election is nearing. Ironically, many elites will to be the RI or the President. Such as Megawati, Prabowo, Sri Sultan, JK and also SBY. They are still contemplating who deserve to be their vice president in the next election. Many opinion that RI 1 and RI 2 must from military, nationalist Jawa’s respected figure and businessman.
One element that has ignited the flames was the question on the Indonesian Military’s (TNI) neutrality in general elections – a frequently asked question during the organization of the five-yearly general elections. Having been blamed for its support of the New Order government in the past, the military institution has continued to be associated with the political dynamics during the national elections despite its commitment for reforms, including to stay away from practical politics, since 1998 – the end of the New Order era. Read the rest of this entry »





Antara Gus Dur, Ryan dan Ponari

12 02 2009

Membaca judul dengan tiga nama diatas, apakah yang akan terlintas dalam benak anda ? Lalu apa hubungan diantara ketiga-ketiganya ? Menjadi hal yang kebetulan mengingat tiga nama diatas adalah berasal dari satu daerah, ya, Jombang. So, what ? apa yang istimewa dari Kota Santri ini ? Read the rest of this entry »





Duduk Saja Disini, didekatku…Menikmati Senja-NYA

10 02 2009

Duduk saja disini
nikmati senja bersama pelangiNYA

duduk saja disini
membelai desir pelan angin pantai ini
menikmati pasir dan ombak manjaNYA

duduk saja disini
bebaskan belenggu hatimu
lepaskan penjajah hatimu

duduk saja disini
nikmati syair lirihNYA
menghanyutkan kesemuan
segala definisimu
tentang teman atau lebih dari itu
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Puisi Gus Mus: Selama ini di Negerimu

10 02 2009

Selama ini di negerimu
manusia tak punya tempat
kecuali di pinggir-pinggir sejarah yang mampat

Inilah negeri paling aneh
Dimana keserakahan dimapankan
Kekuasaan dikerucutkan
Kemunafikan dibudayakan
Telinga-telinga disumbat harta dan martabat
Mulut-mulut dibungkam iming-iming dan ancaman
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Puisi Gus Mus: Kalau Kau Sibuk Kapan Kau Sempat…

10 02 2009

Kalau kau sibuk berteori saja
Kapan kau sempat menikmati mempraktekan teori?
Kalau kau sibuk menikmati praktek teori saja
Kapan kau memanfaatkannya?

Kalau kau sibuk mencari penghidupan saja
Kapan kau sempat menikmati hidup?
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Bangsa Surplus Politikus

9 02 2009

Tulisan ini pernah dimuat diharian Surya

Menarik untuk diamati bersama, ada sebuah tendensi umum bahwa mayoritas penduduk negeri ini mempunyai syahwat politik yang sangat besar. Bukan hanya dari para incumbent, melainkan mulai dari para artis, yang kehidupannya bergelimang dengan kesenangan, para tokoh agama (kyai, gus,dll) yang “jam ngajinya” mulai berkurang dipesantren, hingga pengamen di Jabar yang “nekat”memproklamirkan diri sebagai calon wakil rakyat. Hal in tentu sah-sah saja mengingat sekarang adalah zaman demokrasi dan setiap warga bebas menggunakan hak politiknya.
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WRITING CLASS DURING THIRD SEMESTER

14 01 2009

I have many subjects during the third semester, many lessons I followed. All of them are important to support my English ability. I have speaking class, listening class, etc. But, writing class is the most important one for me. Instead of four SKS, this lesson gives me many positive things so far.

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The Qualities of Good Teacher

4 01 2009

In the educational field, to be the good teacher is highly demanded. It is not easy to achieve it. The good teacher must have long experience and good knowledge to support his career. But anyway, the good quality of teacher is the basic need in this modern era which the development of science and technology is very fast. The students absolutely need the qualified teacher to transfer the teachers’ knowledge in the class as good as possible. In this discussion, we must know and recognize the qualities of good teacher.

The first, he must have the knowledge of the subject. It is the important one. The teacher must have good understanding of his subject. It will be very ashamed if the teacher makes some mistakes or misunderstanding with the lesson. His capacity will be questioned by the students.
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Menelaah Kantin Kejujuran Yang Bangkrut

30 12 2008

Tulisan ini pernah dimuat diharian Surya

Harapan dan cita-cita akan adanya kejujuran dalam setiap individu masyarakat negeri ini nampaknya kembali dipertanyakan. Sekolah, yang merupakan wadah aktifitas pendidikan yang paling utama, tidak hanya mengajarkan pengetahuan umum dan agama saja, lebih dari itu, kantin kejujuran merupakan salah satu “mata pelajaran” yang ampuh untuk menjauhkan korupsi dikalangan peserta didik kita.
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New Year Celebrations

30 12 2008

New Year moment is always interesting to be celebrated. It happens in every place all over the world. This the change of year shows the last minutes to the new one. In reality, many people celebrate New Year in many ways.

The first way is celebrating the New Year in the public crowded. It is very interesting and many people do this one because they can gather with another people to make a noisy and having a fun. The public crowded can be in the beach, such as in Bali, Parangtritis and others. In that place, we will have the party and some live performances which attended by many people. It is more excited because the beach’s panorama and good view are surrounding us. And the other place is going to the town square. It is very nice because many attractions and activities conducted to wait for the New Year. It sometimes includes the stage of live shows, such as the music concert or watching movie together.
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Public’s View to The Government

21 12 2008

Smart society is the most important for the indications of the state’s development. As we know, our society is more ctitical than before. They have good consideration of law and government’s policy. But, unfortunately, it is not in the balance with the government policy and their attitude. Most of them have the black list. It makes our society lazy to reeclect them in the next general election.

The reason I claim this matter is, they have controversial decisions. Basically, their decisions must relevant and directed to the society welfare. For example, they renovate the DPR’s building which spends over Rp 40 Billions when the global economical crisis is happened. It is questionable decisions when most of our poor society suffers the difficulties. And then, they want to decrease the salary of laborer and issue SKB of 4 ministers which damage the laborers. As we know from the mass media, it can damage meny people and appear the massive chaos. When the basic need is difficult to be reached, our laborer gets the fire and quit from their jobs.  The following reason is, they make the useless study comparation in aboard country. Most of the government do this visit in not appropiate condition and it seems not to neccessary. In fact, most of them also invite theit family to make it as their holiday or trip for fun. Read the rest of this entry »





MEMAKSIMALKAN POTENSI LINGUISTIK KITA

30 11 2008

Dewasa ini, dikala perkembangan dan mobilitas arus informasi semakin kencang dan maju, penguasaan terhadap bahasa international mutlak dibutuhkan. Tentu kita tidak ingin menjadi orang yang ketinggalan zaman atau tidak tahu berita terkini dikarenakan kendala bahasa. Ada beberapa hal yang harus diperhatikan dalam mengembangkan bahasa yang kita pelajari. Bukan berarti saya master dalam bahasa tertentu, tapi pengalaman yang saya dapatkan selama ini akan saya coba tuangkan dalam tulisan yang ringan ini. Selain niat yang tulus dan kuat, beberapa factor yang bisa mengakselerasi perkembangan bahasa kita adalah sebagai berikut : Read the rest of this entry »





Pure Dedication

29 11 2008

By : A.K.Fikri

Every human being should give their best to their society. It is highly important because we know that the best person is who being the best and have benefits and profits to another people. In fact, to do these all, we need to give our pure dedication to our society and another people surrounding us.
Giving our pure dedication absolutely needs sacrifices and strong intention and pure willingness from the bottom of our heart. By the good consideration we will do the best for all, we do it sincerely without any wish to be known by another people, or want to be praised by him. For example, the teacher should give his good dedication for his students by teaching them seriously, perfectly, all out, and care about the students’ problems if any. Another example, the father who earns the family’s living must work hard, has good attention to his family and give his all of affection to them.

Basically, if we dedicate ourselves for our society, it will make our society be better, because Islam suggests us to work hard and do everything seriously and in good shape. In other hand, if we do everything not seriously and neglect it, we will get the bad result caused by our carelessness. The harder we work better result we will get. And if the laziness conquers ourselves, we will be the looser.

Dedicating our good work, our duty and our obligation to our society and another people is one of Islamic ethic. It will be useful for another people. We must not hope the reward from them if we do it. But, we must do it by the pure intention and we hope the Ridho from Allah Swt as our God.





Mahasiswa : “Tawuran Yuk…!”

19 11 2008

Penulis merasa geram dengan tingkah laku para civitas akademika beberapa hari belakangan ini. Tulisan yang dibuat bukan untuk memprovokasi anda sebagai pembaca, namun lebih sebagai sebuah kontemplasi bersama akan gagalnya para educated people dalam menjaga almameter masing-masing institusi dan menjalankan perannya sebagai agent of change. Bukan hanya dalam ruang lingkup universitas, dua hari yang lalu, tepatnya salah satu sekolah SMA negeri di Jakarta, aparat keamanan terpaksa merazia para murid yang dicurigai membawa benda tajam dan sejenisnya dalam tas mereka, hasilnya sungguh mencengangkan, banyak siswa yang membawa benda haram tersebut disekolah dengan niat tawuran. Read the rest of this entry »





Menunggu Kiprah UU APP : UU Macan Ompong ?

1 11 2008

Oleh : A. K. Fikri

Peran dan fungsi UU APP yang diresmikan pada tanggal 28 Oktober 2008 sangat dinantikan banyak pihak. Namun tidak sedikit pula yang menetang keras kebijakan tersebut. Atas nama Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, Demokrasi Indonesia, serta kebebasan berekspresi, mereka, para oposisi siap menghadang laju eksistensi Undang-Undang tersebut. Bahkan, mereka beranggapan bahwa Negara telah jauh mengintervensi antara hukum Negara dengan tindakan privasi setiap individu. Benar dan tuluskah alasan tersebut ? ataukah ada “kepentingan” dari pihak yang mengatas namakan alasan itu semua ?

Indonesia adalah Negara yang heterogen, beribu macam budaya berada dibawah naungan NKRI. Setelah melalui proses penggodokan yang lama, akhirnya DPR mengesahkan RUU tersebut menjadi hukum yang paten. Itu artinya, Negara akan lebih tegas dan ketat dalam memerangi pornografi dan pornoaksi. Read the rest of this entry »





Profil lembaga LPS Al-Aqobah, Jombang “Bukan Asal Sekolah”

2 05 2009


Bila ada berkunjung ke kota kota santri, Jombang, pastikan anda menilik sejenak aktifitas dan mobilitas para santri yang belajar di Ponpes Al-Aqobah, Desa Kwaron, Kabupaten Jombang. Sekolah ini bukan asal sekolah, sesuai dengan ucapan K.H Junaidi Hidayat SH. SAg selaku pengasuh “ Memilih sekolah memang tidak mudah, karena kenyataannya kadang ada sekolah tapi tidak ada belajar, ada pesantren tapi tidak ada ngaji. Atau ada belajar dan ngaji tapi sangat membosankan dan menyiksa” .

Terik matahari siang itu terasa sangat panas, tapi tidak berarti menyurutkan semangat salah satu siswa kelas 2 SMA yang bernama Khoirul Imam asal Pontianak, baginya belajar disini sangat Read the rest of this entry »





Political Movement

29 04 2009

There is no certainty in politic. It is the familiar sentence which the society see our political mobility. Some weeks ago, JK and Golkar decided to separate with Demokrat which leads by SBY. Golkar claimed that SBY was to arrogant and possessive over the contracts of politic. In other hand, JK and his party, Golkar, are approaching PDI-P for coalition. Read the rest of this entry »








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