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Enya has saved my day

I wasn’t in a good mood when I went to work this morning. Because of that moody feeling, I couldn’t concentrate on doing my work. I tried to concentrate but I failed. I tried again but I failed again. Then I took my ipod and turned on all songs of Enya (album: A day without rain). At first it didn’t help me to concentrate, but after listening to several songs, my mind began to calm down and I could concentrate on doing my work. Enya has saved my day.

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Posted by on November 20, 2008 in miscellaneous, music

 

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Mimi Ausland, an amazing young person who makes a difference

Two days ago, I was watching a talk show program in star world (cable TV). I was amazed by Mimi Ausland, one of the guests of the talk show. Mimi Ausland is a 12-year-old girl who makes a difference in the world. She turned her great idea into action. This is how she did that :

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Posted by on November 18, 2008 in miscellaneous

 

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John McCain’s Concession Speech

After losing the presidential election to Barack Obama yesterday, John McCain delivered his concession speech.

I saw his concession speech on TV. He said this in his speech: “I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come together to find the necessary compromises to bridge our differences and help restore our prosperity, defend our security in a dangerous world, and leave our children and grandchildren a stronger, better country than we inherited.” McCain has lost the presidential election but he urged his supporters to support his former opponent. I admire him for that.

This was his concession speech (source: FOXNews) :

JOHN MCCAIN: Thank you. Thank you, my friends. Thank you for coming here on this beautiful Arizona evening.

(APPLAUSE)

My friends, we have — we have come to the end of a long journey. The American people have spoken, and they have spoken clearly.

A little while ago, I had the honor of calling Senator Barack Obama to congratulate him.

(BOOING)

Please.

To congratulate him on being elected the next president of the country that we both love.

In a contest as long and difficult as this campaign has been, his success alone commands my respect for his ability and perseverance. But that he managed to do so by inspiring the hopes of so many millions of Americans who had once wrongly believed that they had little at stake or little influence in the election of an American president is something I deeply admire and commend him for achieving.

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Posted by on November 6, 2008 in miscellaneous

 

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Barack Obama’s Victory Speech

After winning the presidential election to John McCain yesterday, Barack Obama delivered his victory speech from Chicago.

“Wow! what a great speech! He’s a charismatic person too,” that’s what I thought when I saw his victory speech on TV. I admire him for that.

This was his victory speech (source: FOXNews) :

BARACK OBAMA: Hello, Chicago.

(APPLAUSE)

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

(APPLAUSE)

It’s the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen, by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different, that their voices could be that difference.

It’s the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled. Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states.

We are, and always will be, the United States of America.

(APPLAUSE)

It’s the answer that led those who’ve been told for so long by so many to be cynical and fearful and doubtful about what we can achieve to put their hands on the arc of history and bend it once more toward the hope of a better day.

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Posted by on November 6, 2008 in miscellaneous

 

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Obama has won !

“Obama has just won the election!” my friend shouted from her office desk. Hearing that, I and several friends jump out our seat and stopped our work, “Really? Turn on the TV ! ….. Turn on the TV!” my friends said. Then all of us gathered in front of the TV to watch that election result. There were two television in our office, so we watched CNN in one TV and Metro TV in another TV.

Here was what we saw on TV:
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Posted by on November 5, 2008 in miscellaneous

 

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Obama menang !

“Obama menang tuh!”, teriak salah satu temen kantorku dari mejanya. “Oya? Nyalain TV ! … nyalain TV!”, kata beberapa teman. Aku dan teman-teman lainnya langsung berhenti bekerja dan berkerumun di depan TV. Berhubung di kantor kami ada 2 TV, maka kami putar CNN channel di TV yang satu, dan metro TV di TV yang satu lagi.

Di TV terlihat kerumunan para pendukung Obama di sekitar podium pidato. Di situ juga terlihat Oprah Winfrey di antara kerumunan pendukung Obama tersebut. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2008 in miscellaneous

 

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Baseball turns out to be so interesting

I don’t know that baseball can be so interesting. This past few days I’ve become more and more interested in baseball. Do you know why? It’s because of one program that I’ve been watching in cable TV. The program title is “Big Windup”. It’s an anime series that is aired in animax channel. At first, I wasn’ttoo interested in watching it. But the more I watch it, the more interesting it is for me. The program is about two teams competing in the baseball game.

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Posted by on October 30, 2008 in miscellaneous

 

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