Rabu, Februari 27, 2008

What a nice day

I had no idea when suddenly one instance of Putty closed itself while it was running a script started from yesterday afternoon. I tried to settle this mess by reopening another Putty and later reran the script. Nice.. If this script ran as I had expected, then it would be completely finished tomorrow. I hope everything would be alright tomorrow.

Then, it came to me an appointment I had scheduled. There was a CP complaining about its sending mechanism of content. They suspected it came from connection between CP and our server. So, I asked them to arrange a meeting an find where the problem was came from. Later, we found the problem from the CP itself. Fiuhh.. It took about two hours to find where the problem was came from. I supposed this should be settled earlier only if didn't get flu. It's a little bit hard to concentrate and focus while my eyes were wet and my head felt heavy and dizzy.

For almost two hours later, I couldn't focus to my task. Finally, on 2pm, I recalled I had to finish something I had postponed. At that time, I simply couldn't even think clearly. In my hesitation whether I could pass through this day or not, I managed to think and act positively. I won't surrender before trying. Amazingly, I could finish it all on time. Here, positive thinking could encourage me to do more though I didn't believe I could do so.

It was a nice day. I wanted to feel happy but it too difficult to control and perceive a kind of emotion. It's like I became emotionless while I was sick. I got some lessons, about how I had to think positively and encourage myself to achieve my goal. Really nice day..

Selasa, Februari 26, 2008

Need some rest

I woke up in the morning. I found my right shoulder was heavy and painful. I felt so faint and dizzy. After for about one week sleepless, finally my body couldn't bear any further. Wished I could recover soon.

It was Saturday morning, when I felt bad and might be worse. But, at that time, I had an appointment with someone I couldn't ignore. So, I completely woke up with an headache and took a bath, dressed and ready to go.

Anyway, the meeting point was on my campus. It took about two hours to travel. Made me reluctant to go there. Yeah, even the meeting itself just took less than a hour, it was an important meeting for me. I had to appreciate someone who appreciate to me too .

After the meeting had finished, I went to PIM instead of going home. I didn't know whether it was a right decision or not. I just wanted to keep my schedule to be done. In the afternoon, I watched Cloverfield. I won't tell the detail here as I have posted it on my previous post. Later, I went to Gramedia bookstore, just wanted to look around with no buying any book. Then, finally I went home.

As I came home, I felt worse and worse. I couldn't think clearly and moreover my temperature increased. I fell asleep on 19:30 and I finally woke up after sleeping for about more than 12 hours.

Now, three days after Saturday, I perceive it is the worst. I got flu and sneezing all the day since yesterday. I got to think harder even just to understand what I had to do. It's more harder to understand on conversation with other. My nose is in pain and my eyes are wet. Even I had taken a full rest on Sunday, it didn't come better. Perhaps, it is a premonition for me to get adequate rest to recover myself. I'm sure what happened to me is an alarm from Allah for me that I shouldn't do something more than I could do and should have been grateful when I was healthy. Ah.. I got to sleep earlier this night. Expecting I will have a nice dream and perhaps, tomorrow I'll be better and fully recovered. Thanks God.

Senin, Februari 25, 2008


I watched this movie two days ago on PIM 2. Unfortunately, I just watched alone with no companion. :D Anyway, this movie told about a monster attacking New York City meanwhile a small group of people were involved in a party.

All scene of the movie was told from the point of view of this small group of people. It's just like they experienced the real experience and record it using their camera. And what we saw is what they had recorded. Cool and nice. I've never seen a movie like this. Because the movie itself came from their camera, it gave a real impression though it also gave an unprofessional impression anyway. Some scene were blur and not focus.

Overall, I liked the plot and the way these small group of people telling the whole story. I just feel a little bit disappointed on how the movie concluded. Yeah... Sad ending. The main characters finally killed by the piles of the bridge they hide on. And the monster was just another part. The monster existence remained hidden and mysterious. I remembered, just as the movie was concluded, the visitors on the theater seemed reluctant to leave. Still didn't believe that the movie was ended. Hahaha

Selasa, Februari 19, 2008

Children Of Hurin

Last week, I finished reading the Children Of Hurin, one of a tale written by J.R.R. Tolkien about Middle Earth. The book itself had not been completed By J.R.R. Tolkien and he never published it. Anyway, his son, Cristopher Tolkien, edited it and published it in 2007 as an independent work.

From this book, I knew that J.R.R Tolkien had written a lot of book telling about Middle Earth. So interesting and tempting :D. Actually, I had only read the trilogy of the Lord Of The Rings novel before. And I thought it were amazing books. I perceived that the language used in the book is different than any other novel I had read before. Kind of literature work rather than just novel.

In this case, The Children Of Hurin used less vocabulary compared to The Lord Of The Rings. Nonetheless, the language used in the books is nearly same. Hmm.. I don't know how to say, but could say it used 'higher' level language :P. I can distinguish it with other novel by another authors. Though it's unlike The Lord Of The Rings which is embellished by poems and poetries in whole part of the books.

The Children Of Hurin takes a setting in the First Age of Middle Earth, long time before The Lord Of The Rings take place. As Usual, Tolkien used so many characters his novel. Sometimes, this confused me @_@. Moreover, he gave so many name for place on the Middle Earth World. Aargh.. I thought it would be better if I read and conceive the map used in the book first. It would be useful on determining the direction of the place on the map itself.

In my opinion, The Children Of Hurin just tell some part of the whole stories. There are many part of the book which left untold, especially in the beginning of the book. Hmm.. Dunno whether the missing part would be told in the other books or not.

The tale begins with the coming of Hurin and Huor to hidden city of Gondolin. After dwelling for a year, they swore not to reveal its location to anybody and permitted to depart to Dor-lomin. Here, Hurin dwelt and married Morwen Edhelwen and two children were born to them.

The story tells about the upraising of Turin's (first child of Hurin) and early death of Lalaith (Turin's sister). Later, there is a disastrous war which in this book it called Battle of Unnumbered Tears. In this battle, Huor was defeated and captured alive while his brother Huor was slew down by the army of Morgoth (the antagonist character on the book).

Morgoth tormented Hurin, trying to force him to reveal the location of Gondolin. Anyway, Hurin stayed to his conviction for he had sworn before not to reveal it and even defied and scorned Morgoth. For this, Morgoth put a curse upon him and his family. And from this point, I concluded that the main plot of the whole stories is caused and began by the curse of Morgoth to Hurin and his Family.

So later, the remain part of the book tells about Turin and his wanderings from Dor-Lomin to another places in the Middle Earth. Aargh... too many things to tell the whole stories on this blog. Better read the book or the summary through Wikipedia :P.

This book is great. But it ends tragically because of the curse itself. Though Turin on the stories depicted as a hero, but his life was filled by darkness, grief, doom, and woe. Not only hisself, her sister Nienor also died tragically, by cast herself to the river of Teglin after she knew that Turin was dead (whereas he was yet live). Moreover, in the story, Nienor was cursed and enchanted by Glaurung so she forgot everything. Then she finally met her brother Turin. Both of them didn't realize that they are the children of Hurin. Finally they got married without knowing the truth. Hhh... so tragic :(

After Turin defeated Glaurung he learned that Nienor was his sister but it was too late because she probably died swallowed by the rapid current of Teiglin river. His life was finally end by his suicide against his Black Sword. I supposed the sword was a cursed sword for he had killed some people in the tale unjustly or coincidently.

After the death of Glaurung, Morgoth released Hurin. Because during he had been held captive by Morgoth, he had a power and ability to see through the Beleriand, he know all the stories of his children. Unfortunately, The book don't explain how Morgoth released Hurin.

The tale ends with the burial of Turin. Finally Hurin came to the mound of his children. There he found Morwen who had also managed to find the place, but she died with the following of the sunset in the arms of her husband. Thus, this is the last part of the book.

Great and remarkable book, and it is so tempting to buy another Tolkien's books. Let see.. Can't wait till buying The Silmarillion, my next target :P

Senin, Februari 18, 2008

Organizing My Life

It has been about more than six months since I decided to manage everything on my life. I began to write my plan, my financial plan, and anything else. It's so funny to do this sort of things. Though I didn't really know whether it would make me feel better. I just didn't want to miss such a trivial thing on my life. In other words, I can say I manage to record everything passed on.

In my workplace, I manage everything laid on my desk. Make me more comfort when I do my job here. I feel so delightful every time as I did what I had planned before. I know, it's just a little thing everyone can do. But for me, I believe a little thing could even make a difference in my life. I've got to focus to the bigger problem I faced. But, in my opinion, I have also taken heed to the smaller problem as well as the bigger problem.

The most important thing to remember on planning is about how to transform our plan into reality. Sometimes, we planned to many things to do on a particular time. So it seemed that our plan is not realistic and unachievable. Don't make yourself immersed on creating more and more plan to do. Think about it's time frame. Is it affordable or not. I guess making a plan is the most interesting part. And I could easily forget to assess whether I could finish the plan or not.

It's so funny, making a plan is like creating a cron for myself. I put a note about everything I would do. And I commit the plan on specified time as it described on my schedule. Sometimes I feel I was like a machine, doing everything properly in sequence due to the given commands. But, at this time I wrote this article, I had found something worth. My life became organized and well planned.