Monthly Archives: August 2008

Marhaban Ya Ramadhan

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Bulan suci Ramadhan datang kembali. Rasulullah SAW dan para sahabat, selalu menyambut datangnya bulan Ramadhan dengan kalimat:

“Marhaban yaa Ramadhan. Selamat datang wahai Ramadhan.”

Rasulullah, para sahabat, dan seluruh pengikutnya yang setia mengikuti jejak risalah Islamiyah sampai akhir zaman, selalu menyambut datangnya bulan Ramadhan dengan penuh suka cita, dan menangis saat ditinggalkan bulan Ramadhan.

Dari lubuk hati yang paling dalam saya mohon dimaafkan lahir & bathin apabila terdapat kesalahan-kesalahan selama ini, mudah-mudahan kita semua dapat menjalankan ibadah puasa dengan ikhlas hanya mengharap ridho-NYA & mendapat hikmah dari puasa Ramadhan ini bulan penuh berkah, bulan penuh ampunan & bulan penuh dengan kasih sayang dari Allah SWT. Amiin.

Wassalam,

Mohammad Reiza

p.s. Terima kasih Leo:-)

International Youth Day 2008

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Dear all young people,

I would like to say a happy International Youth Day 2008. May we, as young people, always be able to contribute to the development of our nation.

I would like to also share a quote of mine that was published in August last year in the President Post.

“A good environment is an environment that can provide comfort and which can benefit the people living around it.”

To analogize it to the term of youth, meaning to say that young people should be able to provide comfort and benefit the people who live around them.

Again, happy International Youth Day 2008.

Regards,

Mohammad Reiza

Another Weekend Note

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August has come…

This is new day, this is new month…

I will have to finish old assignments soon and get the new one started. I have to focus and I have to be quick. This will be hard, somehow challenging to finish the unfinished business. I know that there will be tons of opportunities a head of me, once I finish all of these. What I need now is determination and strategy to eventually finish the assignment.

This is all about my undergraduate thesis…

Just want to share some facts. Last year I wrote a thesis on environmental communication using a quantitative methodology, but unexpected thing happened, my mom passed away. In the middle of its writing, I decided to stop, instead translating it into Indonesian and participate it in a national essay writing competition. That was the first thesis I wrote.

Few months after that, I attended the 1st UNESCO Asian Youth Forum on Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogue. So, from that forum, I came up with an idea to write another thesis on, specifically, the forum; intercultural communication with qualitative methodology. I know that i finished the writing late due to some other activities and advising, but I determined myself to finish it however. I did the thesis defense, but the examiners were not as happy as I thought they would be and asked me to revise the thesis after the graduation. That will be painful! so, instead of revise the thesis, I took sometimes off of the university and worked on my participation in the 5th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris. I made it, and at least I could do something about my life at that time and not to lose everything. I thought that was the best decision, though I made some unhappy feelings of others, but that was my life, not theirs. That was the second thesis that I wrote.

Two semester off, and I returned, ‘Mohammad Reiza Return.’ I enrolled this thesis semester again, starting from mid of May. So here I am, writing an external communication of Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO. This time I combine the methodologies: quantitative and qualitative, hoping that I will get better results and motivation. It’s been almost 3 months and I will have to submit the final draft on 5 September – next month. Starting from next Monday, I will be distributing my questionnaires to the staffs of the Indonesian Ministry of National Education. This is the third thesis that I wrote.

I hope that this time I can make it in time, no excuses for lateness anymore…

I will have to work extra hard, yet, I have to take good care of myself and my health. I just recovered from a serious illness, so I don’t want to get sick again during this next two months. On the other hand, I will have to work to earn some money to cover my living cost and to pay my university tuition also my graduation ceremony…

Here is the start, no matter how, no mater what, I will persist, I will come to the final destination…