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The Issue of Journal Publication

This morning, I and my lecturer fellas are attending a workshop for discussing about Internasional Journal Publication. I think this workshop is good since our new regulation asks our students to publish their mini thesis in International Journal. So at least, the lecturers are being prepared and more concern about their Tri Dharma obligation.

Somehow, because of this workshop, I remember about this article by Rayenda Brahmana and I really like it. It also published in Jakarta Post newspaper. I hope we will get some good idea after read that article.


I Called This as Emotional Investment

Somehow, it will be the best thing when you sick and many people are paying attention on you.

Somehow, it makes you comfortable and being loved.

The truth is human is a social being.

They need some attention although sometimes I deny it. #grin

No wonder why some people think to get suicide just to get some attention.

But somehow, it is a horrible attitude for suiciding.

Don’t do that!

This life is too precious to be left with that way.

Totally a big loss only on yourself.

So, erase it from your mind directly! Now!

And thank God.. While I’m sick just like now, many people pay attention on me.

Like Karina, Ardine, my friends, my colleagues, my church community friends, my students, and especially my family; bunch of thanks for all of your attentions.

I’m so blessed!

Thank you so much and I love you all!

Hugs & Kisses,



Pinterest.. Tumblr.. Twitter.. Facebook.. How ‘Bout to Delete ’em All?

Nowadays, we can say that social media/sites already changed become our new phone. We can contact and telling them the story that we like, we love, even things that we don’t like or hate about by them. It’s so practice and moreover it’s way cheaper than calling use your credit phone. Somehow, many people is becoming addicted with these social sites. One of example is myself.

I’m an social media addicted since (now) I have Google+ account, WordPress account, Posterous account, Twitter account, Facebook account, Scribd account, Tumblr account, Picture Social (for photography lover) account, PicsArt account, and I’m still waiting a request approval for Pinterest account. Those social sites that I have now. I already deleted many social sites that I found not interesting anymore. I’m kinda somewhat loyal consumer for social sites yet if  I found it is interesting and great one I will be a completely loyal consumer (like my WordPress account. So far, I will not deleted any account at here since I found WordPress is practical and easy to use. In marketing we are going to call it user friendly. 😀 ).

But now, when I saw many accounts that I have, I’m re-thinking once again.

What is the functional of those social sites?

Somehow, I have them because I’m totally into something new. I’m trying to be an early adopter (actually this is the term for innovation diffusion of product yet I think it will be suitable to express about typically of consumer too) where I will use something when no many people use it. At least I will be a lately adopter. I will try to not to be a laggards where is many people already use it for a long time then I will use it too. Even for blackberry, although I don’t like it yet due to my work needs, I use it as lately adopter.

Well, back to the question! What is the functional of those social sites?

For myself, the reasons will be:

1. I use them since I want to see the needs of it for marketing tools. Me and brother are trying to see about internet and web use-ness for theory planned behaviour. For me, in marketing communication mix based on Grewal book, I’m trying to see electronic media roled in marketing.

2. It is easier for me to keep contact with my family, friends, colleagues, relatives and many new people by them. I lived in Netherlands before, so it is easier for me to get any news or paying attention what happen to them especially to my family and my bestiest.

3. To find what is new and happening lately.

4. To share anything that I think good or bad based on my opinion. Talk freely without worrying about the rules when you talk about something. Because it is your opinion.

5. It is one of place to say to the world ‘Hey! I’m here! I’m not extinct yet!’ . I other word, to be exist.

6. I’m kinda a geek person yet I’m proud to be one of them because my geekness still acceptable. Hahahahahahaha…

Well, I only have 6 reasons for them!

Yet I have 9 social sites (that I remember and always / sometimes visit it). So, let me think.. Do I really need so many accounts?

I will contemplating then. Because right now, I’m struggling by myself do I need to delete some accounts again or not. I will see the merits and demerits of them first. Still, I can’t decide.. (-_-)”

So, Pinterest.. Tumblr.. Twitter.. Facebook.. How ’bout to delete ’em all?


I (so far) will keep them then! #grin *wink*


Fair Trade vs Cooperative

When we are going to talk about fair trade, so the first thing that will be crossed our mind is reducing famine and poverty. How we are going to be care more about anything in this business world and doing some good deeds for a sustainable market. In short word, we are going to have a very short chain in supply chain management.

The best idea will be (depends the product that will be sold) :

1. supplier – manufacturer – end user

2. supplier – retailer – end user

3. supplier – end user

So, in other word, fair trade seems so idealistic for a better world where everyone could be have a happily ever after business.

But, I think rather we choose fair trade, why we don’t use cooperative?

As we knew that cooperative already helped many countries for making their people became independent until today.

In Germany, they have Deustche Zentralgenossenschaftbank (DZ Bank) (A central cooperative bank), which is still gains  its power in banking field as one of the big 5 banks in Germany until today, was a cooperative in credit. This cooperative concept helped their economic issues during World War II and solved it.

In Denmark, there is Pastor Christiansone who established farming cooperative that will help Danish economic. And not to forget mentioned in Scotland for cotton-spinning cooperative by Robert Owen that grown up to help their economics too.

Cooperative concept, I think once again, maybe better than fair trade.

In fair trade we need fair trade organization such as WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization) for giving a label which product will classify as fair trade product. Yet for cooperative, it will make you more independent as a group to develop better welfare for their members and country too.

But, still once again, this one still my wild thinking. Not really deepen one. And just for your information, I also like Fair Trade concept yet I like Cooperative concept better.


August 2020

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