29 January 2007

Luv you, Mom!

Last saturday, I had a wonderful experience. It began with a call from my mother that woke me up on that morning day.

Mom: "I've just arrived in Bandung"
Me: "WHAT??"
I looked my room desperately. It was very messy and my mom would come in minutes.

Mom: "I've sent you a sms, telling that I would go to Bandung with my colleagues"
Me: "Yeah, I was still sleeping so I haven't read it"
Mom: "Well, I will be on the Horison Hotel. Do you know where it is? Would you go there to meet me?"

The good point is I didn't have to neat my room in a rush. But Horison Hotel??? Oh my God, it's placed somewhere in Bandung to where I rarely go. I knew it's in Buah Batu, but I didn't know exactly where the position is and I even didn't know how to get there and I would go there alone. I hate the feeling on my stomach everytime I have to be in a strange situation like this.

Mom said she was in Bandung to attend a meeting of Aceh people in Java (My mom works in Aceh Delegation Office at Jakarta). I have heard about that kind of meeting, which invites all Acehnese to meet and greet while talking each other about the situation there in our beloved country, Aceh. Aceh Culture Club of ITB (UKA) is also often invited to this meeting, so I thought it wouldn't be that bad to go to Horison Hotel since I could meet some UKA-friends there.

So, after consultating with some y!m friends (who actually didn't help me out), (thanks to) Gia and people on Buah Batu angkot (one of the public transportation that I used to go there), I arrived at Horison Hotel in an hour.

The meeting is about the situation of economy and politic in Aceh after tsunami. I didn't attend the meeting (of course because I'm not invited), and neither did my mom (she doesn't like to participate an event like this, she came to Bandung to go shopping!). We were eating and chatting and eating (again) in VIP Room, until a man came and told us that the meeting had been over and honor guests might be rest in this room. So we cleaned up our trace of eating their snacks and immediately exit the room.

I followed my mom wherever she and her friends went. And they followed the Aceh Governor wherever he went. Suddenly I saw one of my UKA-friend. I just said hi when unexpectedly my mom told that we should go.

Me: "I should go"
My UKA-friend: "Ohh, you're in the governor group...bye!"
I just nodded and smiled to him because my mom pulled my hand with compulsion. And then I realized....I am in the group of governor, the governor's accompanists (included my mom)!

I whisper my mom repeatedly, "Ma, are you sure I can be with you in this group???" She just said calmly, "Easy, relax, it's OK!" Yeah...there were 11 people who accompanied the Governor, he wouldn't realize that they became 12!

The Governor wanted to visit Abdullah Puteh, the former governor who has been prisoned for 2 years (because the corruption things) on Lapassuka Bandung. So there I was, saw Mr Puteh in his clothes like usual wears of functionaries, smiled to us wisely. He's still 'high', you know, someone to whom you give a respect. The only different is he became more thin.

Then I heard, he and the Governor talked about how to control the situation in Aceh and how to bring prosperity to the people...blablabla. Now I know how the conversation between 2 government leaders takes place.

At noon, the Governor came back to hotel so my mom and her friends could go shopping happily (hhh...woman ~_~!). We visited some FOs in Riau, Amanda Brownies and also Kartika Sari Cakeshop, which is guided by Om Rom. Om Rom is also an Acehnese and works at Aceh Delegation Office at Jakarta, but his wife is from Bandung so he has known Bandung a little bit more.

At afternoon, my mom and her friends should come back to Jakarta, while Om Rom and his wife carried me home (to my board). Om Rom is the uncle of Teuku Zacky, ex-boyfriend of Peggy-Melati-Sukma-who-got-married-yesterday, so in the car they talked about it all the time.

Om Rom: "...her bridegroom is a chinese..."
His wife: "...a half chinese and a half javanese..."
Om Rom: "...he's a director..."
His wife: "...a bank! Arta Graha bank..."
Om Rom: "...Zacky is nothing compared to him..."

Be tough, Zacky!

23 January 2007

Codefest (The 8th Asia Open Source Software Symposium)

Programmer from Indonesia who wants to participate this event must be able to communicate with English very well, and send an email to yohanes@opensource.or.id which contains these informations:
  1. Name and name of institution
  2. Programming languages which are mastered
  3. Open source tools which are mastered (e.g. cvs, svn, valgrind)
  4. Story about the contribution in any open source projects.

Some best Codefest participants will be invited the Symposium in Bali on February 13rd -15th, 2007.

Organized by:
Center of the International Cooperation for Computerization (CICC), Japan
Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia
State Ministry of Research and Technology (KNRT), Indonesia
Dept. of Communication and Information Technology (Depkominfo), Indonesia
The Institution of Engineers, Indonesia (PII), Indonesia

The 8th Asia OSS Symposium Secretariat:
Data & Software Engineering Research Group, STEI – ITB
Labtek V, 2nd floor, Jl. Ganesha No.10, Bandung-40132, Indonesia
Phone: +62-22-2508135, Fax: +62-22-2500940


05 January 2007

gini nih kalo ga ngerti bola, nonton bola

Semalem sekitar jam2...lagi begadang progsis...iseng2 buka tv...eh di Trans7 ada Chelsea vs Tottenham! Berikut log yang gua catet selama nonton pertandingan itu.

1. Ko ada John Terry? bukannya cedera punggung ampe februari?
2. Tapi gapapa, ada yang bisa diliatin :)
3. Recorded! Emang aslinya kapan?
4. Kenapa seragam Chelsea ada ban hitamnya di lengan atas?
5. Wah Terry malu2 gitu nyerang bola ke gawang lawan. Walopun defender, PD aja kali!
6. Jenas t*ik!
7. Klo nonton bola biasanya mengucapkan kata seru apa ya? Dari tadi gua bilang "Aduh!" muluk, malem2 begini...apa kata tetangga nanti?!
8. Ampun Tuhan, Terry ganteng banget!
9. Device driver adalah software layer yang menjembatani aplikasi dan device sesungguhnya...
9. Ohhh, Liga Inggris Klasik!
10. Pantes kaga ada si model (namanya susah sih, Schev...something!) n Ballack (yang kata ira, loh!) tampan!
11. Kenapa ditayangin lagi sih? Palingan yang nonton cuma anak depresi progsis kayak gua...
12. Tadi device driver apa ya?
13. Ohhh besok mo ada Chelsea vs Tottenham, makanya pertandingan terakhir mereka ditayangin ulang gtu?
14. Pertandingan besok ga ada Terry ya? ga ada alasan gua nonton, dong! Cepet sembuh, Terry-berry!
15. Apaan tu si komentator nyebut2 John Terry?! Ahhh Jenas manja nih, ga kena juga...
16. Beeeuh Cole pake ban biru di pergelangan tangan kiri. Gaya amit, bukannya ban biasanya buat pemaen basket? Tapi keliatan keren sih!
17. Deg, Terry kesakitan! Sedih banget, rasanya sama kayak waktu ngeliat dia nangis pas England kalah lawan Portugal di WC kemaren...
18. Kenapa jadi merhatiin pertandingan (baca: pemainnya :p) ini sih? Progsis dulu kali, Rik!
19. Ada pthread_create, pthread_exit, pthread_join...
20. Terry tu 'Player Analysis'? Kalo bikin software kan ada analis n team leader, klo di football keduanya orang yang sama ya?!
21. Si Crespo stress banget sih, santai aja kali kayak di pantai!
22. Ow yeah Baby, 2-1! Hehehe muka Terry-berry ampe merah gitu...