Monday, 23 February 2009

My other two cents

It is still a very busy month, I need to concentrate on the schooling program for the twins. Yet, I managed to write some more articles for wikimu.com.

Pondok Seafood, Wisata Kuliner Santai Bersama Keluarga
I am not really a culinary visitor. My favorite answer for eating out is usually "terserah..." means "up to you..." I wrote this culinary visit mostly because of the interior aspect of the restaurant. The sunken table surprised me, I knew the design "sunken bar" for swimming pool...but this is the first time I saw a "sunken table" approach. The overall of the design approach does help improve the quality of services.

Louis Braille, Membukakan Dunia Melalui Tulisan
Sometimes an older news unwritten can just popped out when I read another article. Louis Braille's day should be celebrated on January 4th, but Eric Shackle's article "Feb 12: A Date to Remember" made me wrote this article. I mixed it with the news of "celengan untuk sahabat" (piggybank for a friend).

Arjuna Ireng yang Dinanti-nanti
Arjuna is the name from the Mahabharata epic which also means bright, shining, or white. Yet, "Ireng" in Javanese dialect means black, or dark skinned. As a handsome hero, Arjuna is also very popular between girls. Indonesian girls would say that they are looking for their Arjuna when they are searching for the right Mr. X as their soul mates. This "Arjuna Ireng" is also very popular between woman and girls in my neighbourhood for his needlework services. I was a bit astonish that this simple man, without a high education can made up such a memorable "brand name". Supported by his humble and good service, he is surely offering his "brand name" as a quality service. As we, in Indonesia, are facing the general election...I think it nice to note down how he managed to link his "brand name" with his services. Hopefully those candidates, either for legislative or for the presidential run, will also remember that they are bearing their own name (or political party's branding) in exchange with their services after being elected.

Kontroversi Puyer dan Suara Hati Ibu
The controversy about compounding as a medical treatment made me write this article. This is a personal sharing after reading all the comment for an article that ask the media to stop stirring the controversy of compounding in wikimu.com. Treatment and medication are something that we, parents, seek for the best of our children. And of course we do need a good and trustworthy source of information. Yet, that is the real problem for us...to know which source of information is trustworthy. Doctor as one part of medical services are sometimes being commercial, not to mention the hospital. It is understandable as they are to think about marketing and income...but on the other side they should also remember the ethical code of their profession.

Searching an expert that we can really trust, and whose really going to help us seeking the best treatment is a real trial and error. It is so helpful to have the internet around. I've got a lot more of information about dyslexic problem from a mailing list, the moderator has her own blog; Julia van Tiel in multiply, and Gifted-disinkroni.

There are a lot of ideas popping up in my mind, yet I do need to make priority right now. My father is going to be operated this Thursday, my twins need a lot of support to pass their first grade, my eldest son needs a lot of supervising especially in his study and his online activity.

If I'm only thinking about myself, then blog is really worth writing. Yet, if I am thinking about sharing I think Citizen journalism is a better form. I hope that citizen journalism website and the mainstream media can enhance each other stance. It is worth noting that for some printed media they are becoming more interesting to read after their inquiry into blogs and citizen journalism websites. Citizen doesn't always have time to dig deeper into what they want to know, then it is the media who will provide it. How would they guess their audience's need? For a far bigger community...search the cyber world, attract them...and be engaged to your readers.

1 comment:

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