Category Archives: International

GLUTTONY

GLUTTONY Indonesian Translation Slowly, year after year. Months come, humans are crushed. Every day, in the same streets, feelings never change. Is there something wrong? The wise man said, for many years in the long war, we lost so much … Continue reading

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RAMADAN AND RELATIVITY

If only goodness, time, mass and energy. What distinguishes Ramadan with another month? The experience of sacrifice. Indeed, human wisdom is tested by many things. Hungry, limp, angry. No one can match the value of sacrifice, neither knowledge nor experience. Continue reading

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SUICIDE BOMBINGS IN INDONESIA

The suicide bomber is thought that their most sacred and others unclean, with religious arguments, strong, and lasting. The ideologues without question. They will not admit that the historical argument that is always changing and different, through interpretation because there is no necessity for them forever to answer a particular situation. Continue reading

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DUTCH RAID OPERATION AGAINST CUT MEUTIA (1910)

DUTCH RAID OPERATION AGAINST CUT MEUTIA (1910) The heroism of Cut Meutia was obtained at an expensive price, his life. There is a tragic story that we may not see again, a story whereas the children of this nation, shed … Continue reading

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HISTORY OF SARONG

So this story begins with a sentence, in ancient times. An unknown genius finds a very precious object: a sarong. The shape, a hundred square centimeters of fabric, various shades, two edges linked lengthwise. The English call it sarong and certainly imitate the word Malay, “sarung”. Although they are reluctant to use it. Continue reading

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HISTORY OF COFFEE

In the early days, coffee was only known in Islamic societies in the Arabian peninsula. In the early 17th century coffee began to be traded out of Arabia via the port of Mocha in Yemen. Arab merchants monopolize this commodity for a long time In the 18th century, Europeans began to procreate coffee outside Arabia. Until in 1720, the Dutch shifted Yemen as world coffee exporter. Dutch products obtained from coffee plantations in Java and the surrounding islands, currently Indonesia. Indonesia became the world’s largest coffee producer for almost a century. In 1830 Indonesia’s position as the largest coffee producer shifted Brazil. Until now, Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer. Continue reading

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VISITING THE EXHIBITION ACEH TOMBSTONE AS AN ISLAMIC CULTURAL HERITAGE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

On 9-16 May 2017 Aceh Government through Culture and Tourism Office in cooperation with Mapensa, (Aceh History Concern Society) held an exhibition titled “Aceh Tombstone as the Heritage of Islamic Culture in Southeast Asia” at Museum Aceh. The tombstone exhibit features an original collection of 18 headstones, four from the Samudera Pasai Sultanate, three from the Lamuri Sultanate and 11 collections of gravestones from the time of the Sultanate of Aceh Darussalam. Continue reading

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THE CLOAK OF FATE

Indonesian Version THE CLOAK OF FATE Why did the smoke never go back to cigarettes? Why are the molecules far apart from each other? Why do ink droplets never come back? Because the universe is inclined to evolve increasingly chaotic, … Continue reading

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THE FALL OF ICARUS, WHEN A MAN TRIES TO REACH THE SUN

We will always get warm and light, we always try to get there. But is it possible to reach that sky, with salvation, blood, prayer, and iron though? Probably not, but life means not because it reaches. Life means by searching. We remember Icarus’s wings trying to reach the sun. He will not (will) arrive. Continue reading

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THE NOBLE VEIL, ODA NOBUNAGA

Why does he think he needs to hide from everyone who knows and loves him? What was he afraid of? What he protected. Someone who does not trust anyone, Oda Nobunaga. What if a bird does not want to sing? Nobunaga replied, “Kill it!” Story when Meeting between Saito Dosan and Nobunaga at Shotokuji Temple. Continue reading

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