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TRADITIONAL ECONOMICS
You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.
Your herd multiplies and the economy grows.
You retire on the income.

INDIAN ECONOMICS
You have two cows.
You worship them.

PAKISTAN ECONOMICS
You dont have any cows.
You claim that the Indian cows belong to you.
You ask the US for financial aid,
China for military aid,
British for Warplanes,
Italy for machines,
Germany for technology,
French for submarines,
Switzerland for loans,
Russia for drugs
Japan for equipment.
You buy the cows with all this and claim exploitation by the world.

AMERICAN ECONOMICS
You have two cows.
You sell one and force the other to produce the milk of four cows.
You profess surprise when the cow drops dead.
You put the blame on some nation with cows & naturally that nation will be
a danger to mankind.
You wage a war to save the world and grab the cows.

FRENCH ECONOMICS
You have two cows.
You go on strike because you want three cows.

GERMAN ECONOMICS
You have two cows.
You reengineer them so that they live for 100 years, eat once a month and
milk themselves.

BRITISH ECONOMICS
You have two cows.
They are both mad cows.

ITALIAN ECONOMICS
You have two cows.
You don’t know where they are.
You break for lunch.

SWISS ECONOMICS
You have 5000 cows, none of which belong to you.
You charge others for storing them.

JAPANESE ECONOMICS
You have two cows.
You redesign them so that they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow
and produce twenty times the milk.
You then create cute cartoon cow images called Cowkimon and market them
worldwide.

RUSSIAN ECONOMICS
You have two cows.
You count them and learn you have five cows.
You count them again and learn you have 42 cows.
You count them again and learn you have 17 cows.
You give up counting and open another bottle of vodka.

CHINESE ECONOMICS
You have two cows.
You have 300 people milking them.
You claim full employment, high bovine productivity and arrest anyone
reporting the actual numbers.

MALAYSIAN ECONOMICS
You have two cows.
You ask for government subsidy
You buy cars, travel overseas and marry again
Ask for some cows.

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Books, Musashi

mty61Musashi is the title of the book i’m currently reading. It’s big and heavy, like reading a bible.. it has 1.250 pages !! wonder when i’m gonna finish it.

The story is about the life of Miyamoto Musashi, from an arrogant young man to a real samurai. Quite interesting so far, but sometimes it’s kind of difficult to imagine how the scenes really are in those days of samurai.

It is also one of the many books I brought from Indo. Worried that I might be so bored here, so I tried to stuck as many books as I could into my suitcases πŸ™‚

When i was in Jkt, Gramedia book store was my favorite place to visit. I went there almost every weekend and i had bought a lot of books, but hardly ever had time to read them, he2.. Just a collector, i called myself πŸ™‚

I miss going to Gramedia so much.. 😦

To me, Gramedia group is the best in translation of book from foreign languages into bahasa. I have read books from other translators, they sucks 😦

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Aku dan milikku..

Sedikit pengalaman hidup yg telah kuperoleh mengajariku

bahwa kita tidak punya apa-apa, semuanya hanya ilusi –

baik menyangkut hal-hal yg bersifat materi ataupun spiritual.

Siapapun yg pernah kehilangan sesuatu yg mereka pikir

milik mereka pada akhirnya menyadari bahwa

tidak ada sesuatu pun yg benar-benar milik mereka.

Jadi buat apa membuang-buang waktu mengurusi hal-hal

yg bukan milikku; lebih baik aku bersikap seolah-olah

baru hari ini aku hidup (atau ini hari terakhirku hidup).

– P. Coelho, eleven minutes, 43 –

Be Happy (1)

Ella Wilcox, tersenyum menghadapi kesulitan hidup :

Cukup mudah untuk bergembira
tatkala hidup mengalun seperti lagu,
namun manusia yang mulia
adalah ia yang bisa tersenyum
ketika segalanya jadi salah.

Karena kesulitan adalah ujian bagi hati
yang selalu datang bersama kala,
dan senyuman yang layak menerima pujian dunia
adalah senyuman yang berkilau dari air mata.

(Be Happy p.17, Sri Dhammananda)

Today is 08.08.08 πŸ™‚

Beijing Olympic – 2008
One World One Dream, FREE TIBET !!

For one more day..

Home alone today…hubby is out of town for a meeting, so last nigt was the very first night I slept without my hubby since our marriage, hmmm…it’s certainly not something big though, but we did miss each other a lot.. This morning I tried to make my first pineapple jam, it was a success..although it took quite a long time..then I cooked chicken soup for my lunch, with rice of cos, still love rice very much πŸ™‚
After lunched and take a break, I continued reading my novel “For one more day” by Mitch Albom..suddenly it brought back so much memories..memories of childhood when mum and dad were still there, the farm house…and tears falling.

Pernakah kau kehilangan seseorang yang kau sayangi dan kau ingin bisa bercakap-cakap dengannya sekali lagi, mendapatkan satu lagi kesempatan untuk menggantikan waktu-waktu ketika kau menganggap mereka akan selalu ada selamanya? Jika pernah, maka kau pasti tahu bahwa seberapa banyak pun kau mengumpulkan hari-hari sepanjang hidupmu, semuanya takkan cukup untuk menggantikan satu hari itu, satu hari yang ingin sekali bisa kau miliki lagi“.

When I looked out the window…ouw.. it’s snowing gain…thot winter was over…
Dear mum and dad, I have missed you so much…I know you are somewhere out there, watching how your little girl is doing… Mum, Dad… I’m happy πŸ™‚

Zahir

Paulo Coelho adalah salah satu penulis favoritku. Dua hari yang lalu aku baru selesai baca novelnya yang berjudul “Zahir” … sedikit kutipan dari novel tersebut yang sangat menggugah hati …

“”Aku bertanya pada langit, pertanyaan-pertanyaan seperti yang pernah aku tanyakan pada ibuku ketika aku masih kecil:

Mengapa ada orang-orang yang kita cintai dan ada yang kita benci ?
Ke mana kita pergi setelah mati ?
Kenapa kita dilahirkan kalau akhirnya kita harus mati ?
Apakah arti Tuhan ?

Padang rumput menjawab dengan suara angin yang tak pernah berhenti. Dan itu sudah cukup: tahu bahwa pertanyaan-pertanyaan paling mendasar mengenai kehidupan takkan pernah terjawab, dan bahwa kita, bagaimana pun, harus terus melangkah maju.

… Tapi bagaimana kalau aku bisa memilih tulisan di batu nisan? Aku akan minta kata-kata berikut ini digrafir:
Dia mati saat masih hidup.
Kedengarannya seperti kalimat yang saling bertentangan, tapi aku tahu banyak orang berhenti hidup walaupun mereka masih terus bekerja, makan, dan melakukan aktivitas sosial seperti biasa. Mereka melakukan semuanya secara otomatis, lupa akan saat-saat penuh pesona yang dibawa oleh setiap hari baru, mereka tak pernah berpikir tentang keajaiban hidup, tak pernah mengerti bahwa menit berikutnya mungkin menit terakhir mereka di permukaan planet ini.””

Sering kali kita tenggelam dalam rutinitas kehidupan dan lupa akan arti sesungguhnya hidup bagi kita…kita lupa untuk berhenti dan berpikir…bermimpi…dan bermain…