Archive for December 2008

Wall Street’s 2008 Auditor Opinion   Leave a comment

I quote and paraphrase my friend’s posting to my email…damn good

We have reviewed the management balance sheet for December 31st, 2008. Basically, from accounting equation rule, assets is positioned on the left side and capital is on the right side. Based on our finding and analysis of the company’s financial position, we conclude that on the right side, there is nothing right and on the left side there is nothing left.

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Posted December 31, 2008 by hamzahritchi in Business

Seattle still sounds and keep rocks on!   Leave a comment

Just few nostalgia back in 90s from the legendary Seattle’s PJ

Elderly Woman Behind The Counter in a Small Town

I seem to recognize your face
Haunting, familiar, yet I cant seem to place it
Cannot find the candle of thought to light your name
Lifetimes are catching up with me
All these changes taking place,
I wish Id seen the place
But no ones ever taken me
Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away… (2x)

I swear I recognize your breath
Memories like fingerprints are slowly raising
Me you wouldnt recall, for
Im not my former
Its hard when youre stuck upon the shelf
I changed by not changing at all, small town predicts my fate
Perhaps thats what no one wants to see
I just want to scream…hello…
My God its been so long, never dreamed youd return
But now here you are, and here I am
Hearts and thoughts they fade…away…

Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away… (2x)
Hearts and thoughts they fade…away…
Hearts and thoughts they fade, fade away… (3x)
Hearts and thoughts they fade…

Posted December 31, 2008 by hamzahritchi in Musics

the mother of the Book   Leave a comment

1:1 بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم
Bismillāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful:

1:2 الْحَمْدُ للّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِين
Al ḥamdu lillāhi rabbi l-‘ālamīn
All Praise is due to God, Lord of the Universe.

1:3 الرَّحْمـنِ الرَّحِيم
Ar raḥmāni r-raḥīm
The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

1:4 مَـالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّين
Māliki yawmi d-dīn
Sovereign of the Day of Judgment.

1:5 إِيَّاك نَعْبُدُ وإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِين
Iyyāka na’budu wa iyyāka nasta’īn
You alone we worship, and You alone we ask for help

1:6 اهدِنَــــا الصِّرَاطَ المُستَقِيمَ
Ihdinā ṣ-ṣirāṭ al mustaqīm
Guide us to the straight path;

1:7 صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنعَمتَ عَلَيهِمْ غَيرِ المَغضُوبِ عَلَيهِمْ وَلاَ الضَّالِّين
Ṣirāṭ al-laḏīna an’amta ‘alayhim ġayril maġḍūbi ‘alayhim walāḍ ḍāllīn
The path of those on whom You have bestowed your grace, not of those who have earned Your anger, nor of those who go astray.

Quoted from Wikipedia

Posted December 31, 2008 by hamzahritchi in Islam

PSPA – highly recommended for parents/parents wannabe   Leave a comment

Truly remarkable, inspiring and a must attend program for both parents and parents wannabe. Extremely recommended. I participated to this event right in the middle long holiday, a time when we, most working people, dream to get lazy and play around with kids – Saturday and Sunday. And so did we actually. Even though my working time is quite flexible (for teaching at university), but I always see Sat & Sun are days where they are supposed to be a day off for working (again, I have to admit, mostly it just doesn’t work that way, cause beside lecturing I do consulting work).
At first, I was not too keen to attend the stuff. I solely pushed my self just because I want to respect my wife’s effort who had booked the place for both of us. I thought that this is just another variant of parenting product like everyone else offered by motivational consultant or EO folks to attract parents who put concern on their children. The program was named PSPA (Program Sekolah Pengasuhan Anak), instructed by seemingly quite young motivater, Ihsan Baihaqi Ibnu Bukhari. The thing costed us about Rp.250.000 each (we got discounted price actually, haha).
But, really, all bless to the almighty God who had lead me to the course, the event was sooo deeply touching my very heart as a dad. All material are so highly motivating, easily understood and really practical based. Sometime we forgot that children are not ours. They are both Allah bless and His mandate for us to look after before returning back to Him in a original condition. But often what we did is actually against His willingness. As a parent, we have to admit that we have lead them to make their life much harder, as opposed to make them be prepared to be a person with integrity, value and preparedness to fight for Him.
Dear mommy, liyana, naila, and the long waited new member in d family, please forgive me for any misdirection I ever give. I’d try the best to be your better person.

liyana&naila (5th&2th) birthday

liyana&naila (5th&2th) birthday

Posted December 31, 2008 by hamzahritchi in Family

A very happy new year to everybody   Leave a comment

What a moment!!! three hours less to go before the upcoming new year 2009. I can feel the high time atmosphere in my town time, and so the rest of the world I suppose. In Indonesia, our time is divided into three time zone, each has one hour difference. Indonesia’s eastern part ( Papua, Maluku and I dont know, Kupang maybe?) will celebrate the new year first, followed by Indonesia’ middle part (Bali and part of Kalimantan/Borneo island). And my town, since it’s on the western part along with capital Jakarta , Sumatera island and Riau islands) are the last part who celebrate the changing of the year.
You know, the special thing about this year is that we are celebrating two new years in a quite the same time. For the Muslim, the new year 1430 H (short of Hijriyah) fell on 29 December 2008. So there’s about two (or three?) days difference with the regular 1 Jan 2009. Off course, I believe all people in the globe have made up their resolution for the forthcoming year: to be more successful, to get higher position in their career, to get their better half, to enjoy more prosperous state than before, and so on so forth.
To me, though it’s important to have wishes on those targets (otherwise, your life is so plain right), I see that I have two special target packages for this round: (a) To be a better dad and husband for my family and (b) To goal my ambition to study my PhD. Other things being equal (hey, you can’t control everything anyway), these two goals seem doable and rewarding. Let’s say that it’s a downpayment for a longer investment in the future.
Well, to all of you in the world, I wish u all success, prosperous, and peace for 2009. To my leader of Indonesia, I wish u all healthiness and more durability to fight against corruption.

Posted December 31, 2008 by hamzahritchi in Everyday

something left on Nov 25th,2006   Leave a comment

It’s supposed to be posted 2 years ago…
Where was I that time? oh yeah,at my flat.
It’s 12:30 mm…..the moment in the so so hot of the upcoming summer where everybody choose to spend their time with a sound asleep due to the short night time. I’m the only one who is still awake. So many things left undone and my leaving is getting closer. My flight is two weeks away from now, yet only few boxes have been packed for the shipping. Packing stuff is such an irritation thing. You have to list down all items you want to bring without knowing that it’s gonna be useful for your home back there.

I thought it’s gonna be a quick preparation. But with all items I have been collecting so far in Melbourne, it’s less likely to finish it in a week time. I still even have souvenir that have just bought by my family couple days ago unpacked. Gonna be a rush and messy time now. Well, will catch up next time with another story ukie!!

Posted December 25, 2008 by hamzahritchi in Everyday

Cuil..the next google rival?   Leave a comment

Have a go with this new google like search engine named cuil. It has a very google atmosphere, only dominated with black. If I’m not mistaken, the way cuil works differs from google in that, at least for my own interest, it keeps my search history private. You, computer heroes probably have a comment on this? if this is true, how they’re supposed to get the money to run their business?

cuil

cuil


Also quite interesting some comments I quoted from bnet.com saying that it’s just gonna faded and a would never take over google dominant position as incumbent. I don’t know. So far, I did a very small experiment. I typed a word I usually type on google on google and cuil. Normally, google always returns answer as I expect, so I use it as my benchmark. Quite surprising, cuild doesn’t do as what google has done.

Perhaps one day the would eventually refine their performance. For the mean time, I stick with google, albeit its ads and my scanned search history.

Posted December 25, 2008 by hamzahritchi in Information System