SAY NO TO ABSTAIN

It just can be counted that the general election will be coming in less than a month. There, the people of Indonesia will be able to elect their representatives. It seems that almost the entire participant has been ready welcoming that five years agenda. The General Election Board (KPU), people living in urban as well as rural society, and and the candidates, of course. Now how about us? It is such a trend that many people of Indonesia like to be abstainers.
In fact, the number of abstain in 2009 reach until 39%. That was the highest number for the last ten years. How about the fake of this year’s election? Will it break the record in the 2009? It absolutely depends on the people as the voters.
Deep in my mind I used to wonder why people chose to abstain. Basically, there are a number of reasons people chose to abstain. From the technical reasons like the in accurate voters’ list until the people’s incredulity upon the prospective representatives they will elect. Continue reading

INTRODUCING MYSELF TO A GROUP

Memperkenalkan diri merupakan salah satu hal penting dalam aktivitas berbicara, terutama memperkenalkan diri dengan menggunakan Bahasa Inggris. Cara memperkenalkan diri haruslah teratur sehingga tidak terjadi chaos-speaking. Berikut salah satu bentuk susunan yang recommended; 20071103_protocol_of_introductions_professional_etiquette
1. Thanking, e.g thank you for giving me chance to introduce myself.
2. Stating your intention/goals, e.g I’d like to introduce myself to you guys.
3. Elements, stuffs that others need to know about you.
a. Name/nick name
b. Birthday
c. Nation/tribe
d. Status
e. Educational background
f. Majoring at what
4. Thanking and hope to get to know better or to get closer, e.g thank you for listening me and hope we can get to know each other better.
Kalian juga bisa menambahkan hal-hal lain dalam elements-nya, karena disini penulis hanya mencantumkan hal-hal yang umum saja. dan berikut adalah contoh teksnya.
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