Eid Mubarak! When Families Gathered in Joy…

Big family of Bapak Solichin
Eid marks the day when all moslems around the world gather with their loved ones to celebrate our succesful journey of becoming better moslems during Ramadhan. Similarly, our family spend our Eid festive days in Elok’s parents house, taking pictures and tasting variety of food in this most special day of the year. Eid Mubarak! Here are our photos during the day:

My family picture
Solichin’s grandchildren with their Eid gifts
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Eid Prayer in New Mosque

Reserve the best spot. Just behind the Imam
We came early this morning to reserve a nice spot inside the new mosque in neighborhood for our Eid prayer. 

The new mosque, Masjid H Andi Muhammad Ghalib, is a beautiful one, with touch of Arabic ornament inside. And look at that dome!

Beautiful dome

The beautiful Masjid H Andi Muhammad Ghalib

Vespa and Drone Morning Ride


Suddenly this morning I had the urge to ride my vespa, and looking for wide place to practice my drone flying skills. Then I remember Richard, my friend, who just repainted his Vespa, and I believe he was falling in love again with his scooter.

So I texted him to see if he thought if it was a good idea. 

Well, great minds think alike, within minutes Richard already arrived at my house. Unfortunately, my Vespa’s battery was dead, so I couldn’t start it on (jarang dipake siih). But it’s ok, at least we took pictures together with our scooters:

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Last Tarawih This Ramadhan

And as happened every year, we feel Ramadhan passes very quickly. Tonight we’re already arrived at possibly the last tarawih prayer this year. Taqaballalahu minna wa minkum. Let’s hope this Ramadhan shapes our iman to be better moslem, not only for ourselves, but for  people around us, and ultimately for Allah. And may Allah let us to meet another Ramadhan next year. Aamiin. 

Droning Around Complex

Controlling the drone from our roof top
Is that a word? Droning? Haha. 

Anyway, I and Rafif continue to learn how to fly Pelican, our drone. Taking off from our roof top, it was much more delicate take off and landing procedures than in swimming pool area, given relatively narrow area (that yellow pad is the drone landing pad). But thankfully, we managed to complete the task safely. 

Then I recorded the movie of my drone flying around complex. Geez, just realized how difficult it was to create a smooth, cinematic aerial video. As you can see in the video, the movement was very jaggy. I’m still not familiar with Mavic controller, let alone to focus on how to shot pro-like video. Many things to learn and practice, I guess 😉

You can see the video on this YouTube link 

Pansus Hak Angket DPR: Jangan Pilih Anggota Dewan Ini Lagi!

Courtesy: Kompas, 23 Juni 2017
Maaf kalau tiba-tiba nyelonong ke politik. Saya cuman mau taruh foto dan nama para anggota DPR pengusung Hak Angket kepada KPK di blog saya, untuk mengingatkan saya (dan mungkin yang baca blog ini) agar tidak memilih nama-nama ini sebagai Anggota Dewan di Pemilu mendatang. Dengan harapan Google search akan membantu memunculkan nama-nama ini kalau ada yang mencari mengenai ‘Pansus Hak Angket KPK’ di kemudian hari.

Masalahnya bangsa kita ini bangsa pelupa. Sekarang caci maki, besok memuja. Hari ini  minta orang masuk penjara, kemudian hari malah memilih jadi pimpinannya. Jadi dengan bantuan teknologi, let their bad names be immortalized in history. 

So without further due, here they are the names you shouldn’t vote in the next legislative election (or any election, for that matter):

Total ada 23 anggota DPR di dalam Pansus Hak Angket KPK. Berikut nama-nama mereka:

  1. Fraksi PDI-P: Masinton Pasaribu (Dapil DKI Jakarta II), Eddy Kusuma Wijaya (Dapil Banten III), Risa Mariska (Dapil Jawa Barat VI), Adian Yunus Yusak (Jawa Barat V), Arteria Dahlan (Jawa Timur VI), Junimart Girsang (Sumatera Utara III).
  2. Fraksi Golkar: Bambang Soesatyo (Jawa Tengah VII), Adies Kadir (Jawa Timur I), Mukhammad Misbakhun (Jawa Timur II), John Kennedy Azis (Sumatera Barat II), Agun Gunanjar (Dapil Jawa Barat X).
  3. Fraksi PPP: Arsul Sani (Jawa Tengah X), Anas Thahir (Jawa Timur III)
  4. Fraksi NasDem: Taufiqulhadi (Dapil Jawa Timur IV), Ahmad HI M. Ali (Dapil Sulawesi Tengah)
  5. Fraksi Hanura: Dossy Iskandar (Dapil Jawa Timur VIII) 
  6. PAN: Mulfachri Harahap (Dapil Sumatera Utara I), Muslim Ayub (Dapil Aceh I), Daeng Muhammad (Jawa Barat VII).
  7. Gerindra: Moreno Suprapto (Dapil Jawa Timur V), Desmond Junaidi Mahesa (Dapil Banten II), Muhammad Syafii (Dapil Sumatera Utara I), Supratman Andi Agtas (Dapil Sulawesi Tengah).(Nabilla Tashandra)

Dan jangan lupa para pimpinan DPR saat ini yang dengan congkaknya meng-abuse jabatannya tanpa memperhatikan suara rakyat yang mendambakan negeri ini bebas korupsi :

  • Ketua: Setya Novanto (says it all, really)
  • Wakil Ketua: Fadli Zon
  • Agus Hermanto
  • Taufik Kurniawan
  • Fahri Hamzah

You’re off my list, mister! 

Au Revoir Gimin and Nick!

“The last BER HOB Meeting”
The old gang of BER HOB is back! This time to bid farewell to our dear friend Gimin and Nick who will leave the bank for their new exciting chapter.

It was great meeting these folks, feeling the homey and friendly atmosphere we’re accustomed to for the past five years.

Good luck Gimin and Nick, all the best, see you around!!

Gimin have his farewell speech
Nick bid farewell to all of us