There is a thread on IMDb indicating that this movie is deluding history. The thread starter was questioning "symbol of fascism" that changed into the "symbol of hope" for humankind. History tells that Yamato is a flagship of Japanese empire.

I am not that into Yamato. I am a Macross generation. So, I do think that I would say this from an outsider not a fan. Also, I am not trying to bash the person but just trying to analyze what's the meaning of Yamato.

A history lesson in my senior high hinted me of what kind of happens. Meiji Restoration was triggered by a humongous naval ship made of steel landed on Japan. The fleet led by Commodore Perry was causing chaos unto the heart of many Japanese people. It began the industrialization of Japan and her modern heart.

Still, the heart still beating fast for the people of Japan at that time. They decided to build a flagship that big enough to counter the Western. They want to be save from that black ship that shook the heart of many men and women.

That's why Yamato became the hope of many Japanese at that time. Their pride of a nation. Waking up from the ashamed state because of America forcing them to submit a trade treaty.

With that feeling of hope. They modernized that into the pride of humankind who was invaded by Gamilas.
I have put a new year resolution candidate in my Facebook account. My resolution is to have better understanding about person that having unstable heart [is it the best translation of "menggalau"?]. This might be a joke to some of us, but this is actually important for me.

Many of my friends have this state of mind. Some of us might think, "ugh, isn't it obvious, they were weak!" But, I don't like that kind of argument. Judging people without seeing the cause of it is the reason of wars and perils.

Things aren't as is. There are some chain reactions towards that behavior. And failed to understand the root cause, we might end up making prejudice.

For a (self-proclaimed) scientist such as myself, jumping into conclusion is totally for idiots. So, I must take my part to understand what is wrong with them in order to understand them. I hope, even if we can't cure them, we have an antidote so that their negative-ruining-life emotion won't affect us.

But, really, the real reason is because we should care. The guilt would suffer you and you would thought, "gah! I should have been doing this...." A slap on the face came to me recently. One of my friend had really hard times and now the person is in RSCM having for medication. Hopefully, the person can gain his footing again.

Like many computer literate people, I have little ability of understanding people. But, what I think the media they listen and watch is something that made them vulnerable. You know, songs with cheating on each other, lies, and emo themes. They make many people weak and instead of accepting their lives, it suggested that they would not get into it.

You see, these songs might think that they trying to relate people with their thought. Yes, they either perfectly related or can be synced with one's life. But, they don't put any resolution with their songs. So, the song only making people related, but it just there to justify the hatred and the sadness without ever going further to take any action to walk through the pain.

While the music industry would not take responsibility and only take the money without moral conscience, I think we would see more people would fallen hard.

I used to suggest people to change their music preferences. Songs like a whisper into the subconscious. It is a double edge sword. It can also put you into uplifting life. It could dumb you down. But, I guess I'm not that good convincing. They don't really into my words, even if I said it was based on scientific articles like how Country music influence suicide.

But, even if there is a good writing about it. People won't buy it. I guess when you are in the field of feeling, scientific norms are being ignored. It becomes false.

I think I need to learn to have better suggestion. Because rational is an irrational thing to be suggested to people with "menggalau" mode. They won't check my suggestion that forgiving is the way to go to let go. People would not google it up at least. They won't even bother to ask where the article where I would gladly give if they have ever asked.

I wish I could understand being irrational. Is it like solving NP-Complete problem?
A new case arise on Indonesia today. It's about a girl who got kicked in her face by a security personal in an apartment. She was imitating Suster Ngesot, an Indonesian version of nurse ghost. The apartment management has released CCTV footage about what happened.

IMHO, the security is not wrong here. It's his job to secure people. From what I saw in CCTV, he backed the people on the elevator. He move forward as other people were shocked behind. He did his job to protect.

Now, is it hard to tell the security personal about doing a plan?

As far as my experience, every security personal, especially one in a large apartment would love to cooperate. They don't mind if we would like to do anything as far as it doesn't hurt. There might be a case of they would refuse, but that's rare especially when the reason was to have a surprise party.

Now, the poor security personal only did his job. But, the parent of that poor girl was furious and sued the poor guy. If my opinion matters, I say that he is innocent. What happened was an accident caused by an uncoordinated joke. So, lesson learned.

Let's move on.

Btw, this is a post inspired by a post from Narpati.


I am not an American, but I couldn't help myself to comment about this ad. Newt Gingrich, a person who wants to run election in presidential battle 2012, made an interesting ad. It is interesting to comment. I really not care about the person, but the message and the fact that this video is promoted in Youtube as the new hot video, itching my hands to get the keyboard.

The first ignorance he deduce from his ad is the level of his believe of what America that they once knew. What kind America is that?

America that supports child labor for having better products? (*cough* sport shoe *cough*)
America that bombs other nations so that they could have gasoline cheaper than mineral water?
America that supports tyrannic leaders just to have their ways?

I am sorry to write those up. I know that our economy, Indonesia, would go nowhere without America imported them. I would not be a computer scientist without their innovation in computer. I am one of the other people in the world that grateful America exists.

But, other people would remember America as those nasty things. The people of America might be living on the dream by stepping on some orphans and widow. Many black ops creating disturbance in the heart of weak people.

Weak people with weak heart have destructive force. They could do anything. They would do anything. And nothing would stop them to achieve  their dreams. They are poor, jobless and hurt.

If you have nothing, what else do you want? If you are robbed from your existence, what else would you care? What else we want if our life is meaningless?

Some crap by an author wrote that we are mere coincidence. All happens biologically and physically. Even if that's the truth, which debatable, people basically believe in the world full of meaning. God is one of the big meaning.

Taking God into his speech arsenal, a twisted leader with his agenda could move many poor souls to take the damned road. Thus, hate.

So, basically, America that wants to have their peaceful life like the olden days, is a mere delusion if they don't do anything about the hate tag put on them.

No corporation nor human would able to control the world. Chinese history should give a simulation how Kings failed to rule because of their lack of kindness for the people. There would be another attempts rising up for change. No matter what that have been tried to reduce the possible way of doing so.

America should take the initiative and apologize to the rest of the world. Try to send emissaries to many part of the world and talk with them on equal foot. Try to support people of different faith. Build a bridge to close the gap from misunderstanding.

And one thing for sure, this would take years to achieve. That's because the hatred is run deep and the misunderstanding has become faith. But, peaceful life is not that impossible.

They say a world without a war is impossible. That's what they say about men could not fly. It's just need a greater courage and will to bend that dream into reality. And many people with great mind take their life to think about it.
Magneto's Bride
If Magneto could ever let alone to have a married life, would he stop hating human?
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When my church friends asked for charity, they teased me, "Jep, donate and we will be praying for you to have wonderful bride."

Err... do I that desperate for marriage?

I know they did silly things to tease me. I don't mind their joke, actually. In fact, why would I bother to write this?

Simple, so that I could update this blog. :))

[DISCLAIMER: THIS IS A HARSH JOKE! JOKE! NOT TO BE TAKING SERIOUSLY. OH, BTW, IT'S CALLED SATIRE]

Talk about marriage, there are reasons for people taking it.

The Parents

Parents desperately want their children have marriages. Even if they told you they won't force you, their behavior indicates otherwise. They don't realize it, but you do. You wish you could say, "stop it!" But, it would made you an asshole and besides,

may be they were right...




At first, they would come with soap drama with you. Asking about your relationship with someone special. If you have a long answer of no, they would asked your family for help. Then, suddenly your families started introducing opposite sexes.




It seems the only escape for you is to have higher education as an excuse to prolong your peaceful life....

The Country

Rome took the fall because their natives refused to be soldiers. Romans just took the Frank and all the mercenaries as their soldiers. It wasn't long until the mercenaries having their feet and began to sink their teeth against the employer.

When in World War II, America also crafting a mechanism to have their citizen brought good healthy children. They needed that to have supplies for their on going war. They would made a propaganda about it.


Today we have war in economics and the battle is not country anymore but corporates. There is nothing more cumbersome than an extra package. If we would like to survive, we should reinforce our wealth not made it depleted into an investment who knows if they would payback at you.


Gah! What a twisted mind... I believe we still loving our parents, don't we? And we would never forget them, aren't we?

The Tradition

To preserve strong Asian tradition, at least that what was coming from Lee Kuan Yew. First and foremost, I'm not Singaporean. But, to preserve my own culture is next to impossible. I was born in Jakarta. All my well-known relatives in my parent's land is gone.

Last time I checked, I was not very welcomed there. They didn't greet me like they used to. There are unfamiliar faces and many minta-digeplak (no-manner?) teenagers. The Batak tradition is on its brink of extinction. I know that much, sadly, because I saw men hanging around on local shops while their spouse on the field.

In my memory of what my father taught me, Batak men should never let their women have difficult times. Batak men should take pride and take any means necessary to have their children having higher education.

I notice that I was the 18th decendant of Rajagukguk, while the other names only have 15th decendant. It means I have a strong line of fertile man. This is a great sign for easily having birth.

Can I use it to postpone the marriage? I mean, maybe in my late 30s I could have my spouse. :)

OMG, this is beginning like the prologue in Idiocracy.... Scary!

The Religion

Many people would state the Genesis as a basis to drive people into marriage. The first command of God is to tell human to have kids and prosper. It seems there is this "religious" image for having offspring.

But, why those Catholic priests aren't married?

Well, I could use that excuse, but unfortunately, I am a revised of revised Catholic dogma a.k.a. the Pentecost. We can have our priest get married. So, my brethren would toss that argument away.

Fortunately, I figured a writing by Paul that talking about "when someone is not strong enough, just get married..." or something like that. Didn't it indicate that at that time people would prefer not married?

He is quite romantic, that Paul. I remember that Paul said that a member of Christian senates should not have more that one wife. And all the talk he wrote always talking about how spouses should honor each other; how father should honor his children and vice versa.

I think I should not use his writing. They full of family values. I must like a lawyer, escaping parts of law that would trap my client, khu.. khu... khu.... >:)

Conclusion

Hmmm... all the things I would assess about marriage it seems rather indicating that I'm afraid of marriage.

Well, I am a proud Bataknese and I have no fear!

Bring it on! *ngumpet di pojokan...*

Even if I'm from a clan that seems having "Suami-suami Takut Istri" syndrome, I don't think I would like that. I could stand on my point. *Gulp*

Anyway, I think the only best solution for handling the pressure of answering when we will get married is:

Coming soon.

Still effective than throwing those lengthy argument. :)

(*) Except for heights, death and anything else. Premium rate applied.
(**) XO means eXtraordinary Other, a light whom becomes your sheath. The one that could break your twisted mind of having lonely life is okayish.