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Brazil Double Missions in FIFA World Cup 2014 as the World Prey for Spectacular Tournament

FIFA World Cup 2014 logo.
FIFA World Cup 2014 logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For every football (or soccer in U.S) fans around the word 2014 is special year. What make this year special is because Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014 will be held in summer this year.

FIFA World Cup is the largest football tournament in earth. 32 best national teams will be fighting each other to be the best of the world.

Every participant wants to show their best to make Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014 a very spectacular moment. Especially for Brazil as host country and strong contender, World Cup this year will be right time to accomplished double missions; become champion of World Cup and success in hosting the tournament.

That double missions is not easy jobs. That needs a lot of efforts to be done in great way. No matter how Brazil will do it, the world is waiting for spectacular way of Brazil to become a successful host country.

In the World Cup next summer, Brazil will face another strong contender with long traditions of football. We can simply just say Spain as remaining world champion and also Europe champion. We also should not forget about Argentine with their superstar Leo Messi. Of course, other country should not be underestimated too; they have the same chance to champion on Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014.

The preparations to be a successful host country seem like a lot harder. Media around the world are setting their eyes in Brazil preparations to welcome World Cup in next six months. Unfortunately, Brazil faces a lot of problem in their preparations from the stadiums preparation, budgets, and even disagreement among their citizen about hosting World Cup.

Problems in Brazil World Cup preparation has bring horrible discourse for Brazil. A discussion to move FIFA World Cup 2014 to another country has been rise. Many countries stated that they are more than ready to replace Brazil as the host of FIFA World Cup 2014.

Even though FIFA as world’s football highest authority stated that Brazil will still be the host of FIFA World Cup 2014, this discourse of course will put extra pressure on Brazil.

The pressure for Brazil poor preparations for FIFA World Cup 2014 will not only affect Brazil as host country but also will have an impact on Brazil national teams. This means that the preparations of Brazil national teams will not be fully focus and will give negative effects on their performance on FIFA World Cup.

Despite the complex problems above, every football fans around the world are still hoping for a spectacular tournament this summer. They believe that FIFA World Cup this year will be successful as the previous editions. More importantly they want to see Brazil play their Samba in a football field and not weighted by external problem.

No matter how ready is the Brazil to become a successful host country for FIFA World Cup 2014, football fans are more than ready to watch a glorious tournament and spectacular party in summer this year.

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Happy New Year Everyone!!

2008 Taipei City New Year Countdown Party: The...
2008 Taipei City New Year Countdown Party: The Firework from Taipei 101. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Just days ago, we’ve passed 2013 now we’re walking in the New Year, 2014. A beautiful firecracker party had made dark night sky become bright red as a symbol of new hopes and new resolutions in 2014.


New hopes and new resolutions seems like have been integral part of New Year itself. We can search on Google for different traditions across the globe how people celebrate New Year. It may be different but all of those traditions refer to the same things, new hopes and new resolutions.


I believe that everyone hopes that 2014 will be better than the previous years. Of course we are not just hoping but we’re also going to make this year better than years before. No one want to make this year going worse than last year expect several people with high level of insanity.


Hopes and resolutions in New Year is related each other. Hopes would not just make this year better and more beautiful than last year in instant; we have to do something to make it, resolutions. In another side, a good resolution for 2014 will hard to accomplish if we have no hopes to make it real. Rather than a new spirit it will be close to a new hard task to do.


A lot of things will happen in 2014 planned, expected, or even unexpected. Not all good things will happen in 2014 so we have to still be prepared for the worst. If we look at 2013, no one had known that hurricane Haiyan will happen that bad. The unexpected things sometime happen beyond our worst expectation.


Not everyone thing that 2014 is an important year. For some people this year maybe is just an ordinary year. No matter your opinion about the importance of this year but I am sure that most of the people will agree that this year is a blank sheet that is needed to be fill. The Resolutions is the target about what we want to fill in that blank sheet and hopes will push us to make all the better things in filling the sheet.


Make this year better than previous years will only make us have a better New Year party in the end of this year. Hopefully all of our hopes and resolutions will come true in this year. Happy New Year Everyone!!



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Drastic Changes That ‘Making Money’ Online Gives to Our Lives


Making money online is a popular term in the world now and it’s even more popular in internet. Most of the people now are looking for online jobs to make money online. We can search on the search engine such as Google the words ‘making money online’ and we will get millions if not billions result from tips to sites which offer way to making money online.

Traditional ways of working within traditional office is old-fashioned now. People are looking for jobs that are more flexible and more profitable; working via internet and starting to make money online is the best answer for that global demand.

Internet is a revolution in human history, a virtual space that allowed people meet each other even without walking. Then, working for money is something that you can do online. Consultants and the clients can negotiate online so do the relationship between sellers and buyers. People are getting order for their services or goods online, sell it, and money comes via online transfer.

Some people maybe confuse with the term ‘making money online’, but there is no need to be  worry since they can easily search on the internet what making is money online and how to do it. There are many articles about this term in different form. There are academic articles analyzing this term and there are also practical articles of how people success on making money online.

If we read those articles about making money online carefully and analyze that, we will realize that there are various ways of making money online. Some people tend to sell goods on the internet via online shops like Amazon or do some affiliate marketing. People also can be playing in stock market and commodities market with online platform without needs to fix all those complicated bureaucracy. Another way is selling services via internet; sell your skill, promote it, and get the clients or can be called with just ‘freelance’.

Making money online is easy to be started. There are various websites on internet give ways to get jobs online. We can look at Fiverr as the most popular micro jobs website, Elance for professional freelancer, Peopleperhour and so on. People also can use their own website and blog to make money online. A good website with high traffic will attract companies to display their ads on that website. Those are just small examples of how does making money online, I believe there is a lot more method to make money from the internet.

The Popularity of the term ‘making money online’ has generated the trend of ‘working at home’. It doesn’t only affect people as workers, but also the companies. A lot of companies now allow their employees to work from home and send their jobs to the office servers. In extreme way, companies are hiring people via online without even a real meeting between them.

Making money online as well as the internet itself has changed our world in a very dramatic ways. This article is just a beginning, I will post a lot more articles about making money online or working online in this blog. As the header of my blog, I will write the articles from both academic and freelancer perspective.

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Separate Sports an Politics, It’s Already Been

There are many of sports enthusiasts think that sports should be separated with politics in all level. It sounds great to keep the spirit of sport free from all political reason and live sports as it be.

Sports, any kind of it from European football to American football from tennis to badminton have gain enormous attention from people around the world. Millions if not billions of sports fans watch a Superbowl, Summer Olympic, or FIFA World Cup.

With its popularity it is really tempting to use sports both teams of events to make it as political tools. Many of people will think that it is inappropriate.  Well, maybe they are right but the term ‘politic’ in this context is wider than just a local politic within a country.

in International Politics or some people also called it as International Relations sports is one of powerful tools for state to get attentions from the public of international. It even easier to spread their influence with their sport’s achievement, their sports league, or even hosting an international sport event.

In wider scope of international politic, it is clear that sports has already been a political tools of a country to spread their interest to another countries and mostly international public. it also a reason for a country would like to spend billions of dollar to make an international sport event they hold looks spectacular or why a country like UK massively promote their English Premier League to attract global community.

The purpose is they want to recognize or even admired by global community with their best image. International interactions now has changed rapidly from the Era of Cold War. The use of high politics things like economic sanctions, threaten another country, or the use of military force is no longer suitable with international environment. Countries then need a new media to spread their influences to the world, one of them is to use sports.

The use of low politics things like sports in interstate interaction actually is not a fresh thing. Even in Cold War Uni Soviet and United States were competing each other try to pursue international public with their cultures, popular culture and high culture to show that they are more fun and more civilized. They also competed in many olympics to show which one is the best in sports

When the era of Cold War ended, than begin a new era of international relations that accommodate more non-state actors including an individual to take part in international interactions. This era open new opportunity for a country to spread their interest, to gain more power and to fulfill their interest with the use of low politics things.

Sports nowadays then is not just a match or a championship that full of sportsmanship spirit. More than that, it is a way of a nation-state to gain more popularity in the world so they power will also increase

Back on Blogging

After a full week busy with checking and scoring assignment of my tutored students’ final exam, finally I have time to write an article for my blog again.

This semester is my first time I am helping my professor lecturing the student, so I guess that my position is more to a tutor than a lecture assistant. No matter what my position is I have to take it seriously since it is very important for the students to get balance score with their efforts of the semester.

Now, all those process is nearing an end so I have time to write again on my blog. Checking the students’ final exam and assignments does not mean that I fully separate myself from freelance activities. I visited and read a couple of articles about SEO, freelance job, affiliate marketing, how to make money online and so on. So I think that I am still updated for all these kind of information.

I only have several ideas for articles in my mind. The problem is I didn’t have enough time this week to convert in to real articles. And this is my first article after vacuüm a week from blogging activities.

Hopefully that my coming articles will be posted in near future since I want to update my blog more often.

See you in my coming articles..



How to Stay Strong in First Day of Ramadan

First day of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan used to feel very hard. It is normal since our body try to get used to with that condition, no food and water supply for over twelve hours a day. Many Muslims will be feeling dizzy, fatigue, and weak in the first day of Ramadan, so many of us will decide to stay at home and get lazy.

If we just get lazy in our first day of fasting it will be fine, but what if we get used to stay lazy a month full? The problem just comes then. Holy month of Ramadan is not time to get lazy for all Muslims. The essential thing about Ramadan is every Muslim is battling with their lust including our lust to get lazy. One of our first challenges in Ramadan then is to defeat our dizziness, our fatigue, and our feeling of weak. If we do so, we can beat our laziness and stay productive.

Stay productive in first day of Ramadan is a difficult thing to do, but we have to do it anyway. Personally, I have couples tricks to beat my laziness in first day of Ramadan. I hope these tricks will help you to stay strong and productive during first day of Ramadan.

1. Have a Good Sahur

Sahur or early breakfast before fasting is an important thing to stay fit and strong during fasting. Eat foods contain fiber, proteins, and complex carbohydrate will help you to stay fit during fasting. You also can consume supplements if necessary. The last thing you don’t forget is drink enough amount of water to keep you hydrated.

2. Get Busy

Yes, get busy, not get lazy. You can do a lot of things in the first day of fasting in Ramadan like reading books, do your works, or just take a walk. Even though it will be feeling so hard because it will help you get used to Ramadan routines faster. It will feel hard just in first day, but will be easier in the next days.

 3. Reinforced Intention of Fasting

Everything we do will be started with an intention and so is fasting. When you reinforced your intention of fasting, you will feel strong because you do fasting for Allah SWT and believe that He will give power to overcome difficulties in fasting such as laziness.

 I always do those tricks in my first day of fasting in Ramadan and it is works. I hope that it will be works for you as well.  So Muslims can improve our fasting quality. May He accept our fasting and forgive every sins we have done.

4G in Indonesia? Not This Year!!!

After long enough enjoying the 3G family in telecommunication, the world is ready to use brand new telecommunication technology, the 4G. This mean our speed to send and receive will be boosted significantly. While other parts of the world ready to implement 4G, Indonesian should wait at least for one more year.

Is that really happen? Yes that is, officially. The department of telecommunication and information of Indonesia has announced there is no tender for 4G network this year. That’s mean there will be no legal network for 4G in Indonesia in near future. The spokesperson of the department said that they want to focus on 3G for this year.

On the other side, Ericsson has offer to build 4G infrastructure in Indonesia and being welcomed by leading telecommunication provider in Indonesia, Telkomsel. Spokesperson for Telkomsel said that the cost for 4G network’s maintenance is much cheaper that the 3G although it’s cost a lot of money to build the infrastructure.

In my point of view, start the new era of 4G network is good idea to improve Indonesian telecommunication. As we all know that Indonesia’s bandwidth is one of the lowest in Asia, implement the 4G that have high standard for data transfer will also boost Indonesia’s bandwidth generally. Compared to continue build 3Gs network that cost high, start 4G network is better option.

There are several reasons why I think start new telecommunication network with 4G is better option. First, 3G’s standard for transferring data both downstream and upstream is lower than 4G. 3G has standard speed for transferring data below 100mbps both for mobile and fixed broadband. Compared with standard for 4G from ITU that has minimum 100mbps downstream for mobile broadband and 1gbps for Fixed broadband, 3G is nowhere from that speed.

My second argument is limitation in 3G’s speed will become limitation for Indonesia’s bandwidth for all. Telecommunication including 3G is hard to be established well in Indonesia due to resource and geographical factor. Stuck with the lower standard will just lowered the standard we want to achieved. With the relatively same difficulties and a little bit more money I think it is better to implement the faster standard if we really want make a progress.

My last argument is the readiness of Indonesia to implement the 4G in business factor. New gadget from many companies sold in Indonesian market including gadget with 4G features. It will be wasted feature if it can’t be used just because Indonesia don’t have 4G network (yet). The telecommunication service provider we automatically compete one another to give the best service, range, and quality of 4G’s network.