Monday, August 17, 2015


Big smiles GOJEK drivers
In the middle of heavy traffic jam in Jakarta city, the capital of Indonesia we could take advantage a new fenomenal motor bike with on line system. You may reach the destinations faster and cheaper compare to take a taxi or public transports.

If you want to order you should buy a card in advance for minimum balance then eligible to call GOJEK company where your location are and where to go. An operator will text your mobile phone estimated the fare. Then operator will text GOJEK drivers closer to your location to pick you up.
The payment will deducted from your balance, so not necessarily any payment to the driver or bargaining. The driver would get the Bank transfer to his account for 80% share, while the rest, 20% belong to the GOJEK company.

GOJEK with a passenger

The drivers earned big income daily basis depend on their time spend, longer are better off course. They may take a rest if they exhausted or if they think, enough for that day or work again for some another few hours. The time is so flexible.
In an hour may take 2 - 3 passengers and earn about Rp 150.000 ( U$ 12). In one day might be earned about Rp 750.000 or $ 60.
GOJEK not only take passengers but also deliver the packets or letters, so this new on line system served multi functions.
The latest service is pick up packet foods from Fast food restaurant just for Rp 10.000 or less then $ 1, cheaper then delivery cost by the restaurant for Rp 17.000 or more then $ 1.

Big smiles GOJEK drivers in green

A lots of office employee in cool buildings who earn relatively small income resigned and switched became GOJEK drivers with bigger income. The taxi drivers from established company leaved their job who may take home only about Rp 150.000 a day 12 hours work and switched became GOJEK drivers. Some office workers GOJEK in the evening after office hour, earned Rp 300.000 equivalent to $ 25 just in 2 - 3 hours.

Recently crowded applications came in mostly from Conventional OJEK, independent person drivers who stay in certain location waiting for the costumers. The old way was inconvenience one by bargaining fare and less secure.

The new way GOJEK way, no bargaining and secure. The drivers behave kindly and discipline follow traffic law. If something bad happened on the way, the company system automatically connected to the police forces. Beside a new applicant should surrender a solid document to the company to be a GOJEK driver. The bike motors also checked if its standard motors not modified and not noisy.

Not only man drive the OJEK bikes, the girls and women interested to join and leaved their office works. Women drivers may earn more money then men since many men preferred them.

A women GOJEK drivers

GOJEK words came from OJEK, old way bike motor. OJEK is name for motor bike who take passengers to the destinations across Indonesia, belong to personal. 

Jakarta heavy traffic 

If you come to Jakarta city, don't worry take this new service of motor taxi just down load the program. If a driver agree to pick you up, his/her photo will show up in your phone and after you step down from the bike motor, you may text the Office of GOJEK to value their service. And you would reach your destinations safe and sound.

Saturday, August 15, 2015


                                                  Indonesia war of independence 1945

Indonesia flag

In August 14, 1945 Japan surrendered after US drop nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki more then 200.000 civilians died. Soon Indonesian youth leaders pushed political leaders to took advantage, to proclaim Independence nation either from the Japanese occupation nor Dutch colonist government.
Exactly, August 17, 1945 Soekarno proclaimed the independence of Indonesia republic on the radio across the archipelago country and abroad. The first leaders were Soekarno as President and Moh Hatta as Vice President. A new nation was born.

Moh Hatta and Soekarno

Today, August 17, 2015 is the 70th commemoration of the end of the World war II by the nations involved, Hirosima and Nagasaki mourning and Indonesian independence day.
Japan Prime minister and Akihito commemorate and pay respect to the victims of nuclear bombs not reoccur in the future and apology to Asian nations who suffer from Japan cruelty in the war, including the pain of life time of women sex slavery for the army. The nations occupied including Indonesia, People Republic of China, South Korea etc.

It was long time, 7 decade ago but the effect of the war unforgettable by World especially by the Asian countries including Indonesia. For youth generation the Japan occupation in quite short period of time not influence to their relationship with Japanese either in business, cultures and social relationship.
But for old the generation above 50 years of ages plus the history books unable to forget how Japan barbaric behave to their ancestors. They faced the war directly or the story of thei parents who forced to labor until died. The stories were the tale to tell in bed time.

In 1973 there were big students demonstration when Prime minister Tanaka visited Jakarta to expressed their refusal of Japan products who occupied Indonesian market. P.M Tanaka couldn't go through main roads to President palace, blocked by the students. Then went fly helicopter to met President Soeharto. At that time Senen shopping mal in Central Jakarta burned and known the action as MALARI, a lot of students arrested.

After new Governments came and went, the New generation either in Japan nor in Indonesia may hand in hand in many sector of life. But one thing never been forgotten that history will never been forgotten to build a new better World. 


Friday, July 31, 2015


                                              Bali and West Papua election process

In order to elect local leaders across Indonesia archipelago (Governor, Regent, Mayor), National Election Commission designed a simultaneous  election in 2015 for the first time. The goal this system is more efficient either in costs or in time. The local committee will do their task only in certain time table.
Previously, for more then 5 decades, election done independently one by one region in different time table.

The schedule begin in July 2015 start with application more then 1 couple (Governor and Deputy, Mayor and Deputy, Regent and Deputy) in every level, from administrative checking, logistic preparation, campaign until election day on December 2015. To guarantee the real democracy, the candidates must be more then 1 couple. If the candidate just one couple then the election will be cancel another two years later.

The good news among other things are the possibility of coalition among many parties in order to get minimum requirement of 20% of local parliament seats beside a couple of non partisan or independent. The coalition not only among the ruling parties but also between the ruling parties and the opposition parties.

In the last Presidential election in November 2014 ago, parties divided into 2 groups,  one the ruling parties and the opposition that never met in National parliament. While in the local level, the coalition more fluid made the political climate tend to calm and peaceful, hopefully local and National development will run smooth with minimum political conflicts.


                                            Election song

Up until evening July 29,2015 total couples who had been applied were 810 candidates (in 268 Provinces, regencies, cities). 156 or 13% of the couples were non partisan and the rest 87% were of party or coalition. From 34 provinces in Indonesia there are 9 provinces that joint the election this year, among other recorded 20 couples candidate of Governors applied.
Based on the law the candidates are welcome to apply, like former prisoners or real couple of husband and wife or an artist or a looser for several elections but applied again. A lot of recent local leaders in charge also run again for the next 5 years term make the competition more tight.

In the last few years a lot of local leaders behind the bars due to corruption cases. Hopefully the new era will learn not involve in such crime, be a true leader who sacrifices for the sake of the people in the region.

Saturday, July 25, 2015


 Suroto hold Ade Sarah pic and Elizabeth in white

In my holy bible wrote amazing verses about forgiveness. The verse asking a simple mathematical question : "How many time you forgive other ?". The answer is 7 x 77 or 539. So we have to forgive 539 times, right ?. Wrong. What's the meaning of  this parable is that we must forgive endlessly.

Another verse say almost the similar meaning, that we are forgiven by God unless we are forgave other who doing something wrong to us.
I was surprised to watched a TV news who broadcast High court verdict "Life sentence" of murdered Ade Sarah Suroto, 19 years, a student did by his former boy friend, Hafitz and his other new girl friend, a class mate of Sarah. The verdict much higher then lower, sentenced them both only 20 years.

The parent of  Ade Sarah, Suroto and Elizabeth actually welcome the verdict for 20 years and forgave the brutal crime of their only daughter. The spouse sincerely forgave the murdered based on their faith on God Almighty that not every body able to accept the cruel took life of their love one. 

The parent didn't happy to let the murderer pay their wrong doing to suffer more behind bar. They said it when they try to see the murderer in prison to gave them strength.

The duo murderers

The new girl friend

The duo murderer  invited Ade Sarah to hang out in one place to end their relation and then took her for drive around town. Inside the car her boy friend helped by his new girl friend shocked her with electric device and fill her mouth with shoe socks until stop breathing. Then throw the body in the side of the toll road.

I didn't really understand why the character of duo murderers so cruel and no passion at all to human being. How their parent rise them up in daily life, be able to end other life without thinking of the consequences. Just because of love blind and jealousy they did everythings.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Indonesia welcome foreign companies to invest especially in Capital intensive projects such as Oil and gas, Infrastructures etc. Not to worry that Government will  never cut the contract but honor it until stated in the contract, even the new rezime, under President Jokowidodo run the country.  

Total E&P Indonesie, French oil an gas giant company explored in Mahakam block, East Kalimantan had been operated for 50 years and the contract will be due in year 2017 and the contract will be sign in 2015. Since the State oil and gas company able to manage this big exploration, Government decided not to extend the contract but hand it over to P.T.Pertamina. "We hand it over 100 %to Pertamina. It is up to Pertamina it is to be a single share holder or will need partner", Energy and Mineral resources said to Jakarta Post, March 10, 2015.

The block produce gas equivalent to 280.000 barrels of oil a day. Pertamina upstream Director Syamsu Alam said estimated would need around US$ 25,2 billion in investment to operate Mahakam block for the next 20 years. The block provide 1,6 to 1,7 billion standard cubic feet per day of gas and an average condensate of roughly 62.000 of oil per day.

As many as 100 wells per year are drilled in the block and around 10.000 well interventions are performed annually to maintain production. The block also requires more the 500 logistic support vessels to operate.

“The government has made a clear decision that it will give the Mahakam block to Pertamina. Regarding the percentage of ownership, we will let Pertamina negotiate [with partners], however, we want Pertamina to have majority [control],” Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Sudirman Said told reporters during a visit to Aceh on Monday.
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The block, an oil and gas field off the coast of East Kalimantan, was predicted to have oil reserves of around 1.4 billion barrels and 26 trillion cubic feet of gas when it was first discovered in the 1960s. The government signed the block’s first work contract in 1967 for a period of 30 years and extended it to 2017 - See more at:
The block, an oil and gas field off the coast of East Kalimantan, was predicted to have oil reserves of around 1.4 billion barrels and 26 trillion cubic feet of gas when it was first discovered in the 1960s. The government signed the block’s first work contract in 1967 for a period of 30 years and extended it to 2017 - See more at: