What Does Your Birth Date Mean For Your Love Life?

Your Birthdate: December 14

People wouldn’t take you for a passionate person – and that’s where they’d be wrong.
You can develop deep emotions quickly, and you’re the type most likely to move in with someone after a few dates.
Number of True Loves You’ll Have: 6

Number of Times You’ll Have Your Heart Broken: 3

You are most compatible with people born on the 5th, 14th, and 23rd of the month.

What Does Your Birth Date Mean For Your Love Life?


Kenapa ada di Friendster?

Seperti kata iklan… TanyaKENapa?

Sebenarnya, alasan saya join sudah diungkap di sini. Tapi karena itu menggunakan bahasa kedua saya, mungkin ada yang lebih enak membaca dalam Bahasa Negeri Republik ini 🙂 Dan, saya juga harus melatih komunikasi dalam Bahasa Negeri sendiri, dong.

Friendster bagi saya identik dengan tempat ngumpulnya anak muda. Lho, memangnya sita tidak muda lagi? Hmmm… tidak lah ya, especially compared to other members. Lihat saja, among my 14 friends (pitiful amount compared to…let’s see…si "Vey" tuh, murid saya dulu) hanya ada beberapa dalam "kelompok umur" saya 🙂

Akan tetapi, kepopuleran Friendster di Indonesia (termasuk Universitas Indonesia ) membuat saya ingin tahu, seperti apa sih ‘jeroan’nya Friendster? Apalagi, di tempat saya bekerja, ada beberapa kawan yang duluan jadi member :::waves to ASA, DHE, MAT & UCN:::. You know who you are 🙂

Satu hal lagi yang membuat akhirnya sign-up ke si Friendster adalah bahwa saya suka sekali dengan teori (lebih tepatnya, ide) six degrees of separation . Sila ikuti link tersebut.

Terima kasih buat yang mengundang saya (but no thanks to friendster yang bolak-balik remind about joining :-))

A Hollow Victory

Today I did something I’ve always wanted to do since becoming an academic coordinator at my department.

I told a student that he/she could no longer continue as a student at the Department because of unacceptable behaviour. I’ve been imagining this moment for a long time, and I thought I would feel satisfied after I did it.

That feeling didn’t come.

Instead, there was a sick feeling in my stomach. How would you feel after you killed someone’s dream of becoming a university graduate? How would you feel after you say, ‘you’re fired’? (How does Donald Trump do it?)

Was it justified?

The kid has never showed goodwill for attending school, just barely passing his/her courses, chronically late for class, added and dropped courses with several hundred excuses, practically forced his/her supervisors to supervise his project and then did not put in enough effort to work on the project. Oh yeah, definitely justified.

Then why don’t I feel good? Where’s that feeling of satisfaction that should be running through me right now?

I know I’ve done the right thing. I just know it. What he/she did was inexcusable. It’s not fair to all the other students who have worked their butts off for 1,2 semesters doing their final projects.

So why don’t I feel I did something good?

Note: Gender is ambiguous to protect parties involved.