AKU HANYA PUNYA CINTA DAN SEBUAH JENDELA

cinta dan jendela
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AKU HANYA PUNYA CINTA DAN SEBUAH JENDELA
Oleh Said Muniruddin (Penerjemah)

Ada dua laki-laki, keduanya sakit parah, menempati kamar yang sama di sebuah rumah sakit. Salah satu dari mereka diizinkan dokter untuk duduk diranjang selama satu jam setiap sore guna mengeringkan cairan yang ada di paru-parunya. Ranjangnya kebetulan tepat berada di dekat satu-satunya jendela ruangan tersebut. Sementara seorang laki-laki lain menempati sudut lain ruangan tersebut dan harus menghabiskan seluruh waktunya dengan terlentang di atas ranjang.

KRITISLAH TERHADAP SEJARAH!

HABIB ABDURRAHMAN AL-ZAHIR
image: “Habib Abdurrahman Azzahir” (en.wikipedia.org)

Kritislah Terhadap Sejarah!
Oleh Said Muniruddin

Tulisan ini sengaja ditulis untuk meluruskan pandangan M. Adli Abdullah terhadap Habib Abdurrahman Azzahir, seorang diplomat dan panglima perang kerajaan Aceh yang dinilai sebagai pengkhianat. Dalam beberapa opininya, “Catatan Aceh yang Tercecer” (06/09/2009 – lihat note 1) dan “Wali Nanggroe versi Habib” (13/09/2009, lihat note 2) tercium aroma sinisme Adli Abdullah terhadap sosok pejuang ini.

BE A STUDENT OF GOOD COOK!

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image: recipes4us.co.uk

Be a Student of Good Cook!
By Said Muniruddin

I have been pursuing my M.Sc  in Accounting and Finance in the University of Birmingham since September 2005 under the sponsorship of Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program (FF-IFP). It is expected to be completed in August 2006. As a student, I would like to share an experience on how to survive in a foreign country related to the ability of cooking. The following is my recommendation for those who want to study abroad.

TSUNAMI TAUGHT ME HOW TO CRY

tsunami
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Tsunami Taught Me How to Cry
By Said Muniruddin

Never did before in my life I cried very often until I witnessed what happened in Banda Aceh post-tsunami attacked on December 26, 2004. I returned from Jakarta to Aceh just only to make sure that my family and friends were all fine. However, I found many things contrary to what I expected. Daunting things shocked my heart.

THE MISUSE OF MOBILE PHONES

mobile phonesThe Misuse of Mobile Phones
By Said Muniruddin

Nowadays, mobile phones appear as a dilemma in the society. Ideally, this new invention should improve our live, specifically for communication. Conversely, many people use this gadget in the wrong way. They are busy calling colleague in the middle of a meeting, conference, and lecture or at any moment which they actually should pay a serious attention. The following are some illustrations about the misuse of these devices.

WHY OUR ToEFL SCORES NEVER EXCEED 600?

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image: cosmos-school.com

Why our ToEFL Scores never Exceed 600?
By Said Muniruddin

This a a reflection by the end of Pre-Academic Training of Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program. Though we have spent a plenty of time at PPB-UI to master English, beginning from September 2004 until March 2005, we still make a slow progress in TOEFL. According to the excessive time we have consumed, started from 8.00 am to 3.00 pm, from Monday to Friday, within the last 5 months, it should have sharply improved our ability in the subject. We all should have gained score of 600 in ToEFL now.