Our Greatest Treasure!

Borobudur is one of Mahayana Buddhist Temple from Silendra Dynasty. It’s one of the biggest historical place which was built a very long time ago. It was one of my country’s heritage that is unknown how people from that era built it. Something that we can’t rebuilt is really make us wonder and amaze.

This place is the place for people to get away from our own desire to get us to an enlightenment. This place was found by English Regiment in 1814 under Sir Thomas Standford Raffles command.

There are few zones inside it:
Zone 1 called Kamadhatu. It contain of 160 relief which explain the Karmawibhangga Sutra, which is a cause and result law, it describe the bad nature of human, such as stealing, killing, rape, torture, and lies.

Zone 2 called Rupadhatu. It contain stone arts and buddha statue. In overall, there are 328 Buddha statues which also has its own craft. Due to Sanskrit manuscript, the this place has 1300 craft which are Gandhawyuha, Lalitawistara, Jataka, and Awadana. All lies along 2.5 km.

Zone 3 : Arupadhatu. It has three kind of curtain all focusing to the center or stupa which describing the awakening from the flesh world. There is no ornament or crafts in this part, which is kind of explaining that this place is at it’s highest purity. It has 72 stupa in overall, in the center of it, there’s an empty stupa which different from other stupa. Some says, it’s already empty at very beginning and did not function for anything.

In overall, there are 504 Buddha statues with a meditation position and other six different hand position alongside the Candi.

In 20th century restoration time, it was found two more Candi near Borobudur, which is Candi Pawon (1.1 km from Borobudur) and Candi Mendut (3km from Borobudur).

Even though, there is still unknown ritual and connection between the last mentioned Candis with Borobudur, those Candis including Borobudur has shaped the Waisak’s Festival which is held every year on full-moon, in April or May.

This Festival is the point to the signs Buddha Gautama’s birth and dead, also the enlightenment he has received.

I was wondering what will people from that era think when they see our buildings creation these days? Maybe we will always wonder and amaze to each other’s creation. Maybe we never stop and try to think how wonderful these architectural design are?

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Blind Side!

I always thought the hardest thing to do in life is acting? Being in front of cameras and recorded is something some will avoid it for the rest of their life. I remember back then, I was assigned as one of a character in a drama.

I won’t say I enjoy that much in acting, some of my moves were too weird and the written script also too cheesy, but same as many people, I love to see movies. If I were asked today, what movie that still clinging in my head, I would say “Blind Side”.

I have watched a lot of movies and genre in my life, but this movie always hanging in my head. Not because I experience what the movie character’s life is, but there are quite few moments, that I thought It’s unforgettable.

Mike is a sad poor boy with great strength. It’s unbelievable how things turn out to be so well, when a family adopt him. Michael Oher in real life is the American football offensive tackle. He played college football for the University of Mississippi, and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2009 NFL.

In the end of the movie, looking at the real Oher, I am a little bit surprise since I don’t think any resemblance between how he behave and his character in the movie. Mike, in the movie, is strong and portrayed genuinely kind and doesn’t have strong presence as Oher in real life.

Other things I love about the movies are as follows :

  • Sandra Bullock perfectly play the Mom. How many of us asking for a stranger to come and stay in our house? That’s practically impossible to do that kind of act these days.
  • Mike was asked to take a family photo together for Christmas or we forget the moment when Leigh Ann mocked by her friends because of Mike when they are out for lunch together.
  • The moments when Mike prove himself worthy in football matches and become attention of so many clubs that wants to take him in.
  • The support of the whole family members is always gave me a chill. No family member asked “Why you took Mike in, Mom, Dad?”

This is the first motivational movie I ever watch, so that’s why I will never forget all those moments, when my heart was touched by those act of kindness.

I appreciate more this kind of movie rather than some stupid movies like Jackass! Jackass is really on another insane level. With a budget of $5 million, this movie can get revenue of $79,5 million, that’s just insane. Thank Goodness, the rating is 6.6/10.0. As I can say, Jackass movie is not acting, it’s just craziness goes live! {click to tweet}

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Thoughts on YouTube New Policy!

Additional Changes to the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) to Better Protect Creators was posted on YouTube Creator Blog on January 16, 2018 that shakes a little bit of my world, but to think through of it, it really doesn’t affect me at all. Growing a YouTube channel is a hard thing to do, maybe it’s not for some people, but for many people it’s almost like a torture if only the purpose of creating a channel is monetization.

People should realize that YouTube is not the only place we can make money. At the beginning, YouTube is a place we can share our valuable videos (don’t matter how you define “valuable”). It’s the spirit of SHARING at first when we come to YouTube.

I remember the first time I try to make a channel on YouTube, my purpose is I want to share something but I also want to make some bucks. A lot of things crossed my minds, but in the end, the only thing I can be comfortable of is to share my gaming experiences. I don’t even know how to arrange a game review, I was just more of “flow with whatever I can think of during my game play”.

I am a shy guy, I don’t want to put my face on videos, not even my voices, but I came across one of YouTube policy state that I can’t make monetization on any of my videos if it has nothing educational or guidance, merely gameplay can’t be monetized. The positive thing is finally I’m able to brought up myself to put my voices on my gameplay, now It’s a natural for me to make videos.

The only thing that I can learn from YouTube is CONFIDENCE. I surely not good enough to get much views, but I manage to challenge myself to do My Impossible. Now, YouTube ask me to get 4000 watching hours and 1000 subscribers. I give up on YouTube monetization, I can’t do it. The point is I am not a full-time YouTuber. I am just someone who upload videos and hope that everybody watch them, like them.

YouTube new policy trigger some thoughts in my head :

  1. They do not want to show ads on small YouTube Channels which really giving no positive result on the advertiser’s side (no clicks, not enough interesting videos that make viewers keep watching until the end –> it affects the possibility of ads getting seen in-between the video)
  2. Their claim to better protect creator is a bulls***. Do they increase payments of ads showing in the “Effective Creators”? or simply make the “Effective Creators” richer? I really doubt that. I think it’s just the way they decrease their cost and  also make better standing in front of their advertiser. It’s a reputation to uphold kind of crap.

Conclusion, if you still love to share whatever videos you have and love to challenge yourself to better present something well, YouTube is one of a good place to learn, but if monetization is your goal, then look around, you might found that the grass is greener on the other side. Or we can support each other by watching their videos.

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Who Care If Money is the Root of Evil?

It’s hard to see people you love don’t have anything great on them, while you have so many things on you. They don’t know the technology of the day, trapped in the past and not seeing the future. I view money as something that could put a smile on somebody if you use it right.

So I just purchase some mobile phones for my parents. Boom! They have the future gadget. Now, I have to teach them the power of SWIPE, the definition of APPLICATION, the meaning of INSTALL.

It’s 1 AM already, I’m already in my bed but I still able to hear them talking, debating who is better understanding these new things, I only able to keep smiling to it.

In this case, money is the root of happiness. The same night, earlier hours later, I visit my church teacher and exchanging life views which now totally different from me and her. “Angsle” is the food that makes me able to share, so I give some money to her kid and tell her to run buy us this “angsle” and i don’t expect a change if any from the money I give to her. That surely put a smile on her face, and put one thank you in my share bag.

The next day, I met my elementary school’s friends and talking from A to Z, going to share with them some help, but It’s not easy, they are in trouble and I don’t want to offend them at all by giving some help, so I notice that they have these PS 2, so I challenge them Winning Eleven and bet some money if they can win against me.

Winning Eleven
Winning Eleven

Did I lose? Yes. Did I fake it? Maybe. Maybe it’s just that I’m not used to it, but anyway what matter is they win their way, and I “LOSE” money to them, and it feels great!

This feeling is awesome and you don’t need to have meditation along to give you peace. Share and share more, then you will have peace! {click to tweet}.

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Thank you.

 

How Lovely They Are!

Training dog is hard work to do but there are few steps to make them understand you. The only thing I knew about dog few years ago is obtain them from one of dog breeder in town, we start with a puppy, take care of them, giving them something to eat, and play with them.

Just looking at how playful they are, really giving me a refreshment, besides they are so lovely when they do stupid things. Who doesn’t love dogs? Me and my boo does.

But of course we avoid wild dog, few years back I have been chasing by a big dog when I am walking down an alley from school. I am young, at my best performance, and a good climber. So when it chased me I run back and try to find a tree (this idea is from African movie when someone chased by a lion LoL). FOUND ONE! But it take 1 hour until it went away.

I better stay there at a tree rather than bitten by this sick wild dog. Few days later, someone killed the dog. It’s bad thing to do, but some people don’t tolerate threat and people don’t have enough information how to handle things like that.

My strategy to train my dog is pretty much simple, but if it’s hard to train your specific dog, it’s maybe the best to take class for that and check this Dog Training Tutor.

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Kobie has always been a dog man. A native of Australia moved to the United States at age 11, where he worked first as a kennel hand and later as a dog trainer. Over the years he developed and refined what he saw as the most effective methods for dog obedience training. The Dog Training Tutor marks his debut dog training guide.

Make Them Sit
This is the basic step for you to communicate with your dog, so it’s definitely a good one to start with. I usually hold a stick/treat or anything (it doesn’t matter but be sure that it’s the one it put their attention to) close to my dog’s nose, then I move up so his/her head follow my stick and automatically he lower his bottom. Once he in the sit position, I say “SIT” loudly and give him the stick. Then I repeat for few times until he understand this kind of command.

Make Them Come
To do this, I take a collar on my dog, sit down, and say “COME” while me pulling the collar towards me. Then when he go to your side, give him a treat. It’s not easy to do, sometimes, they just go the other way, but after couple of times trying, I manage to do this.

Other than those two commands, there are actually some other difficult commands like make them down, stay, and leave it command. But, as long as my concern I am still happy to get those two command to my dog. I rather leave my boo to teach them other commands since it’s practically hard to do.

I would appreciate your opinion about this matter, so that we can learn from each other better to live this life abundantly!

Thank you.

Making Videos

Google Adsense

Making videos basically the most interesting thing because it’s the best way to share knowledge. You can get money from it but that’s not the point, the point is simply sharing. That’s why, it’s refreshing and fun to do.

It’s not the business that makes it great, it’s the people that makes it great. For different reason, Google and YouTube put a marketing greatness there through AdSense. Adsense itself is great but it’s not that great if they decided to just stop ads shown on website or YouTube just because of invalid clicks or mostly they mean impressions.

That’s not stop there, they make decision that they will never open up how they know that people make invalid clicks. They mostly said that if they reveal that, people will be able to cheat on it. Excuse me, Mother Google, people can cheat on it already! But for someone new on Adsense, it’s just doesn’t make sense. How do we know if it’s not someone in google’s marketing who decided that our website is not getting enough traffic and it’s a waste of their money, so they just “make up” stories to cover their full intention.

We won’t know it. So they will punish people with 30 days trial, if no invalid ads activity, they will re-enable the adsense, but well you are now in their List, so do that again, and you will be disabled permanently.

Google won’t stop at that! If you re-apply adsense again with other account, then Google “recognize” you. You’re done for it!

Google Appeal

Really? Seriously? Appeal on Google? It’s against Great Wall of China! It’s against the GOD of Internet!. So maybe this is why McAfee make Google his personal target. So you will notice that some people turned from Adsense to build their own products and sell it online, just like PewDiePie with his Swedish’s Chair and T-shirts.

Alternative for Adsense

I don’t think that there are really good alternative for Adsense. Either you follow by their rules, and learn from experience or just abandon Adsense and go for other internet marketing products like Amazon and Clickbank, or just build your own online store up and sell the tangible goods.

But as for me, building a website and making videos is fun and the fun goes in the sharing knowledge mode. Well, not everything worth the money, yet Reputation is worth everything. {click to tweet} So, if you keep doing what you are doing even no money in it, it’s not stupidity, it’s a way of life.

There’s a lot of way to make money, it one way doesn’t work, why give up and rejected yourself? There is no fucking way if you knock on a door with people inside for a long time, people will not get irritated and will open the door for you finally, doesn’t matter if they mad, they still open the door.

But if you still to learn more about adsense, this is a good guidance to start with!

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Freedom of Speech! Be Careful Not To Get Ban For Life!

I am a small blogger, so it does not makes any much effects if I say whatever I want to say, and people only wondering who the hell is this guy and that’s it, the end of today’s topic.

Well, let’s see how about PewDiePie saying the N word, Donald Trump’s dirty talking about Woman, and Ahok talking about Qur’an. It’s big matter on Credibility, but everyone has a say on that. Ahok accepted the judgement and being jailed, Trump saying sorry in National TV, and PewDiePie saying sorry through his channel.

It’s done. So, where is the freedom of speech? An Indonesian blogger being sued by Facebook and the settlement fee is 6 figures for copyright infringements. That is just unbelievable! Internet is a very dangerous place for people with freedom of speech or even creativity.

“How do I know?” In fact, if we know that some of our actions in Internet is prohibited, we would not want to do that. These Internet Giant Corporation: Facebook, Google, YouTube are making people scared. Many people get ban from YouTube only because they say bad words.

Google managements surely wants to create a good environments for business and people. That’s good but sometimes to plea a deal with google is so much of wasting time.

Here are the lists of YouTube prohibition for ads shorten version (For Full Ver. Click here Youtube Support). Anyway if you don’t know, Google acquire YouTube in 2006.

  • Controversial issues and sensitive events: Video content that features or focuses on sensitive topics or events is generally not eligible for ads. So you can upload those videos in YouTube but you will not able to monetize them.
  • Drugs and dangerous products or substances: Video content that promotes or features the sale, use, or abuse of illegal drugs.
  • Harmful or dangerous acts: Video content that promotes harmful or dangerous acts that result in serious physical, emotional, or psychological injury is not eligible for advertising.
  • Hateful content: Video content that promotes discrimination or disparages or humiliates an individual or group of people on the basis of the individual’s or group’s race, ethnicity etc. is not eligible for advertising.
  • Inappropriate language: Video content that contains frequent uses of strong profanity or vulgarity throughout the video may not be eligible for advertising.
  • Inappropriate use of family entertainment characters: Videos engaged in violent, sexual, vile, or otherwise inappropriate behavior are not eligible for advertising.
  • Incendiary and demeaning: Video content that shames or insults an individual or group may not be eligible for advertising.
  • Sexually suggestive content: Video content that features highly sexualized content, is not eligible for advertising.
  • Violence: Video content where the focal point is on blood, violence, or injury, when presented without additional context, is not eligible for advertising.

If you think those lists only prohibition for ads, you are wrong. It’s the community that Google wants to create. Many people get bans on YouTube.

So, how to get money from it and not getting ban in your passive income path. Check this out!

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Dumb and Dumbest Conversations

I am dumb, my friend is the dumbest. It’s difficult to talk to the dumbest woman in the world, said by the dumb. It’s tiring to explain our opinion to someone that has too much heart on everything.

  • Woman : “I am going to your house tonight”(6 PM currently speaking)
  • Man : “Yes, come at 11.59 PM, because I need to do thing first.”
  • Woman : “So you don’t want me to come? It’s ok then, go do your thing!” (she expect to come at 8PM)
  • Man : “WTF did I do? I said I want you to come but give me time first to do my thing”

A couple of times I experience these conversations just to end up fighting on small things. I just don’t understand the logic. Am I dumb or the dumbest? Conversations need two persons, who has good sets of logic, and much better with the same common interests. Sometimes its not.

Communication skills is not something that can be learned in fast learning programmes. It need a lot of practices. You are progressing from simple small talk to a public speaker. A guy, like Peter Drury, he is the best commentator when a team attacking rapidly.

I am not an expert on communication or even have negotiation skills like people from BAU (Behavioral Analysis Unit) of Quantico, but it doesn’t need expert to see way through, you can be a manipulator.

I succeed on manipulation using only words to ask someone to do things that I want. It involves understanding someone’s character, their behavior towards things, their habits, their way of thinking and speak.

It’s very simple and everybody can do it. Let’s just take a simple manipulation, if you want to ask someone to fetch you a coffee from Starbucks, what would you say to him/her without alerting any signals of ordering? You can say few things, but try it yourself and tell me about it.

The fact of manipulation root way back before the Starbucks’ coffee scene. You would like to develop a trust between you and your subject, developing a bound, the tighter the bound, the likely it it to manipulate him/her. Man is up for loyalty, and woman is for love.

Through manipulation, your communication will become one way, from you to them. It’s when the magic happens. And if you give them the way not to fight back, the bound will become king and slaves relations, that’s what Charles Manson did back then.

Communication is hard thing to do. You need to see things from their side of view. What they would see of you if you said things. It’s hard when you see a stranger without you doing any background checks first.

It’s even harder if you don’t know their language and their culture. Check below to learn their language!

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Let’s say in a Job Interview. You meet a completely stranger. Mostly you hear only yourself talking too much to convince them to accept you as an employee, because when you talk, they talk to themselves in their heads. They questioning everything negative about you, so you need to impress them about what you know about them, the company.

Have you run backgrounds checks on the company? Did you find something you can bring up to them about what you found? You are a BAU in this life, either you want or not, because communications run everyday in your life and to get what you want you have to think like them.

If you want someone to buy from you, you have to know what they really wants. Focusing on your products and what you want ( big fat bag of money ) will never cut out. It is them you want to focus at. If you apply the dumb and the dumbest conversations in this, you will end up losing.

Woman in the beginning “expect” to meet Man at 8PM, how would Man know about her expectation? Woman doesn’t talk the obvious, they talk in their heads and it is your job to know that as a man. It doesn’t fair? I does not have to be. But let the dumbest said what they want to say, you are the dumb that need to be smart on it. {click to tweet}

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Prostitution Over The Years : REASONS?

Why men hire prostitute? It’s probably the most stupid question if you ask the right men. Men from any status (married? single? widower?) will come to a point that there’s a thought to hire a prostitute.

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When they hire a prostitute? (alone? frigid wife? fantasies? social pressures?). Who would they hire? (professional prostitutes? high class prostitutes? street prostitute?). How they hire a prostitute? (through friends? social media? agencies? streets?).

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Some reasons men hire prostitute are even simpler than what we assume. These reasons are a denial of common logic, “why i do that, because of this. If this not happening, then I will not do that“. You have a choice of not doing that EVEN if you are having these!. Here they are :

  1. Taste different experiences with other women, especially the HOT ones. What are these experiences?
    • Fantasy : they want to live up their fantasies that can’t be done with their wives, girlfriends or any other women.
    • Caring Experience : well-paid prostitute don’t complain as much as their wives or girlfriends, and with their GFE (girl-friend-experience), prostitute can be more caring than other women, and even they will provide man with the After-Sex bed talk when he can easily talking about secrets to a stranger.
    • Experiment : Addiction at higher level makes someone hunger for experiments with a woman. It can lead to a kinky or even nastier situation that is unthinkable. Maybe, it will lead to, even a beating or … killing.
  2. Opportunities. Going away for business trips or travelling outside the countries, every men’s thought has been tempted to taste local “cuisine”. When there’s opportunity to be alone and without anyone watch, they would go for the temptation.
  3. Simplicity. Call a number, Waiting for “the service” to come, Having “the service”, Payments, and Goodbye. No strings attached.
  4. Woman’s Blindness. “Oh no, you don’t know him like a do”, “He is a good guy”, “He is the love of my life”, “I know who he is exactly, his sacrifice for this relationship”, He Will Never Do That. Some women are blinded with man’s character, and some “good” men prey on that, making it easier to cheat on woman and going with prostitutes.
  5. The Belief that AIDS and other worst disease will never get unto them. How easy men can just ignore the facts that it can happen! It happen, and when the time come, regrets, begging for forgiveness not gonna cut out, rather than just Accept and Move Forward.

These days, social media and internet are side-by-side supports these prostitution, and the arguments always gonna be “We are not responsible for third-party advertisements”. Just look at what happen with backpage.com! They still survive until now. I don’t have super extensive knowledge about Law, but I know about common sense and doing what is right.

The backpage case has been in years, and they always hide under Section 230, “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider“.

Prostitution itself is big, but child-trafficking? It’s unthinkable. So, if a porn website put an underage porn content in their website, it’s illegal, but what backpage doing is not. I have to be a rebellion on this, Law was made to be broken. Lex iniusta lex non est — St. Augustine. In the end, I think law is above humanity. {click to tweet}

Sometimes, Governments are afraid to make a move to organizations. They have too many reasons why not doing the right things in the first place. They have power, yet they are powerless or choose to be powerless, hiding under their silence and pretending things doesn’t happen.

Things happen, and it happen with children. Is it not enough to make a move? To straighten things up?

But more look at it, parents also have significant part on the growing of prostitution. Divorce, Broken Family, Fail Marriage has become the undeniable factor for increasing in prostitution among child. So, my message to all parents, GET YOUR MARRIAGE IN PLACE! Listen to Amy Waterman if you need so!

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