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India: It is Surely Incredible, Though

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Despite the horrible things I mentioned previously, this country is actually not completely messed-up. You may have thought that I was being sarcastic on my previous write-up when I said the madness makes India an incredible country. Well, it was mostly sarcastic, but actually there was something that everyone could learn from what I have written previously: If you survive in India and her incredibility, you will grow much stronger than before. Living in such countries will build your mentality to be more open minded, grateful, sensible and obviously patient.

That is one out of several good things about this country: As a foreign students, India teaches me to survive in the way I do not even want to imagine in real life. What I have in mind about wasteland is only expected to exist in video games, but here I am. This is not sarcasm. I mean it. Survival skill improvement is very essential aspect of living in India. Now we go to the other great aspects of this country.

Super Affordable Living Cost

If you have ever heard some people said that living in India is very inexpensive, they are right and I would like to convince you once more. I live in my campus flat and mostly cook by myself. I do hangout once a week with my Indonesian fellows. Guess how much money do I spend for a month only for living including the flat rent? Not more than Rs.10.000. If you have no idea about Indian currency, it is equal to US$ 147. Sometimes I spend less than that. India is a country where you can live properly for a week with only 30 bucks.

Books are Very Cheap

I talked to some local students and they have the opposite perspective about this one. They find books are expensive while for me and other foreign students, books in India are much cheaper than the ones in my country. Most books that I have bought here cost me less than Rs. 500. Thus, my side mission here is clear: Collecting books that I always want to have but I cannot afford because of the very high prices in my country.

The Diversities Enrich You

I am not new to cultural or language diversities for I used to spend 22 years of my life in a country where each region has its own language and customs. However, knowing different cultures, language and customs will make you a more open minded person. You will decrease the stereotypical thoughts in your mind if you have more understanding about different cultures and habits around the world. If you are a foreigner who accidentally or intentionally lives in India for the first time, you will realize that the people here are not only using Hindi and English to communicate. They have different languages in different states and different customs indeed. I live in Hyderabad, a city in a state called Telangana where Hindi is rarely used. Telugu or English only. So, please don’t ask how well I speak Hindi after my time in India.

The Taste of The Food Will Accidentally Force You to Learn Cooking

I have mentioned earlier that some foods are overly spiced and taste like ointment. Well, it is surely horrible but you live in India where food poisoning is a tradition for some foreigners. Therefore, to avoid wasting money and risking your life, the option you have is making your own food. There are lots of advantages besides avoiding poisoning. By cooking your own food, you will save more money, your mood will be saved from Vicks Vaporub-in-the-curry, and indeed, your cooking skill will improve significantly.

You Will Always Remember to Go Back to Your Home Country

Some people find their new home after spending some years studying or working in foreign country. I have heard lots of such stories from my lecturers, teachers, friends who said how much they fell in love with the country they were studying or working at and they found it difficult to go back to Indonesia. Obviously, it is because they live in more advanced countries where the challenge is not including separating smelly herbs from your bowl of chicken curry, seeing a group of kids shitting by the railway or waiting for three hours to withdraw money. You may forget to go home if you stay in USA or France, but you are probably an insane Indonesian if you do not want to go back home after spending months here. My lecturer was right, the difficult time in India is not a poison, it is a cure that reminds you to your home.

I will have more to write once I spend more time in this Incredible Country. Until next time!

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Maddening Madness makes Incredible Country

via Daily Prompt: Maddening

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I have been keeping this for almost a half year. You wonder what ‘this’ is? The answer is fury.

Since last July up to June 2018, I will be staying in the one and only incredible country, India, to finish my study while at the same time wishing it could be done faster which is quite impossible. Well, I am a quarter way done anyway and I am not joking by saying I wish it could be done faster because they were right. My lecturers, my friends, everyone that gave me words of wisdom ARE right about this country. India is incredible in very frustrating way.

I always have very little expectation about almost everything, but this country has successfully triggered me to reach an unexpected level of my limit. I have written a list of what the seniors, lecturers, and everyone who have experienced the life in this country had ever said and then divided it into the ups and downs. Here they are as I remembered and how I found it true after several months of surviving:

It is better to start from the negatives so that we would have a good and happy ending for the conclusion.

  1. Lots of people do not like to use toilet

    I have known this ever since. Though I still keep the positive mentality in my mind, thinking lots of possibilities. Maybe only when they are far away from public places. Maybe there are not enough public toilets and so forth. Everything changed once I saw a group of men peeing right next to a public toilet. Well, maybe they just like it that way.

  2. When they say tomorrow, it means three days later

    and when they say next week, it means you probably have to come back next month. I have a Vodafone sim card that is still inactive and obviously useless after three complains to the store and they just shook their head like a dashboard doll in a car while kept promising me that the card will be activated tomorrow. Tomorrow never ends.Only that? Nope. The heater in my bathroom is broken, I have given up waiting for tomorrow that the electrician has promised me a month ago.

  3. If you are not get poisoned by the food, you are not cool, Mate!

    Thank God I am not cool. However, my friends here are super cool! Especially my flatmate, he hold the record of our batch by getting three food poisoning in five months. He even got diarrhea after consuming a well packed snack from supermarket.

  4. It is probably not poisonous. It just has the same ingredients as your ointment

    Seriously, it is overly spiced. You can feel Vicks Vaporub in your mutton curry. Enough said about food!

  5. Some people are racist

    I did not think so on my first three days here. I thought everything was normal until my third month. I realized the security treat us differently. Not only me but also my friends who have different physical features to Indians. I saw an Indian stranger who lived outside the campus may pass the security check but they keep checking event interrogating us as we are stranger. When I asked why don’t they remember the answer was simple: you and your friend look like Asians. WE ARE, SO WHAT?

Right then, I do not want to burn myself in fury. Now let’s see what’s good about this country.

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However, it is not relevant anymore if I share the good things here. The prompt says ‘Maddening’. Thus, those are the maddening madness that I have encountered so far. Next time will be about the good stuffs in India. Cheers. 

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Conundrum: The ENTP’s Point of View

via Conundrum — The Daily Post

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Familiar with that term? Or did you just checked your dictionary for definitions? 

If any of you look for the meaning in the dictionary, conundrum [kuhnuhn-druh m] means anything that puzzles or riddle. Therefore, if the word is taken literally, it will lead to wordplay, pun, riddle or anything that triggers us to think about answering or fixing the flouted rules. An instance of famous conundrum is the Sphinx riddle.

What is the creature that walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three legs in the evening?

Which was answered by Oedipus during his journey. Legend said that ever since the riddle was solved by Oedipus, Sphinx met his death and stop devouring the explorers who passed by.

Though it literal meaning has a very close definition to riddle, conundrum has another definition as a moral dilemma or difficult situation that people might face in their life. These kinds of conundrum are known as moral and practical conundrum. The two types include the absence of deciding whether something is right or wrong and the difficulties in choosing which one is better than another respectively. This post, will deliver some possible moral and practical conundrums that you might have or might not have ever thought before with some opinions from an ENTP.

The Robin’Hood

Everyone must be familiar with the tale of a guy who robs from the rich and then spreads the loots to the poor people. Imagine if this Robin’Hood guy was one of your friends and you figured out what he always did. What would your action be? Turn him or her to the authorities? Let him or her be for the treasures are distributed to the unfortunate ones? You might argue for this but I have my point of view.

Stealing, robbing or anything similar are obviously breaking the law.However in this case, the robber does not enjoy the loot he’s obtained but instead, he gives it to the ones who need it. I will say that I will let him be for awhile, warn him later and then if he refuses to stop, I will wait for the time to take a serious action once he starts to go completely evil. You have to keep in mind that most people who do heroic action by breaking the law may die as a hero or live long enough to turn into a bad guy

World War

It will be cruel to say thanks to everyone who participated in world war one and two but wait a minute, I said that as a person who lives in 21st century. Imagine living in the years of 1920s to 1940s, you would curse a lot and feel the insecurity in every minute of your life. Surely I would either if I imagine how horrible living next to battle field, preparing to evacuate to the nearest bunker or isolated mountain. That’s how it was back then, but how about now? Think as a person from this generation. Did we learn something from it? Yes we do. Did lots of us get something from it? Yes we DO. Now you want to revise my grammar for answering past questions in present form. No you can’t, because what we got and what we learned back then, are eternal. Some countries seized their independence, some others learned that war is a waste and peace should be maintained, making them more powerful and advanced than before. Without mentioning those countries, I would like to salute the people from the past and be grateful as the person from the present.

Death Sentence

You reap what you sow. The proverb is surely relevant to this controversial punishment. It should be noticed that death sentence is only enacted to they who commit serious crimes such as assassination, mass murder, massive illegal drugs distribution, and so forth.the impact of death sentence is very influential not only to the suspect who will obviously lose his life but also to the public for it might spread the fear of doing such criminal actions that may lead him to horrifying punishment. Some people find death sentence is unfair since it gives no chance for the suspect to amend his mistake in the past, turning him from a suspect into another victim while some others see the punishment is just and acceptable.  However, again, what if a close friend of yours has committed an assassination that made him sentenced to death. Would you defend your dearest one or stand by the justice?

Though many people think such kind of punishment is barbaric and ruthless, I would say that death sentence, to whom in may be applied, is fair enough since the punishment is only imposed to serious and worrisome criminals who commit particularly serious crime. The authority will not have any right to impose death sentence on a robber who snatch money from the cashier machine in Seven Eleven. Thus, as long as it is on track and not rashly implemented, death sentence is fine.

The Titanic

We all know what happened at the end of the movie. Jack Dawson died sacrificing himself to let Rose survived. Cheesy, you may have said, but for some people, they prefer to die rather than seeing their loved one dies. How about you? Have you ever imagine that Jack is you, and Rose is your lover. You guys are on a very amusing trip when suddenly a fatal accident occur. Giving you two options: You live but you have to let your lover dies, or vice versa, you die and the loved one lives. Will you save him or her by giving up your own life or leave her?

My view about lovers and death is quite different. I would like to have a question regarding to this: Imagine you are in a very settle and happy relationship. You get married and live even happier. Now the question is: would you die first leaving your lover in a very depressing lonesome and lost or you would let him or her dies before you so they do not need to feel the loneliness and the pain of losing loved one?

You may think that I am rude, but I won’t let the person that I share affection with and I care about to feel the fear of losing and lonely. It is okay  for me if she dies leaving me behind. 

You may have different opinions about those stuffs I shared. Cheers.

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Triggering ENTP 101

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The stereotype said that ENTPs are insensitive and emotionless. Well, we are, but we are not in some cases. Our emotion works in slightly different way that some people find it difficult to relate.For instance, we would be very sentimental on something that other people with different MBTI do not understand where in the hell the emotional part is. We will not find a racist joke offensive though it is intended to insult us but we will be very sarcastic towards unnecessary comments in Facebook. Anyway, here are several things that might trigger the emotion of ENTPs that I have put on a list. Feel free to think that I am emotionally retarded.

Death of Fictional Characters


Maybe you will think it is normal to cry over a death of fictional character but for ENTPs, no matter how many time we have seen the scene or read the part where the character died, the feeling will remain the same as that is the first time we watch or read it. Even worse, it sometimes make us too emotional that will influence us to say or do something that people do not expect to come out from ENTPs. I was re-watching an episode in One Piece when suddenly remembered that episode was the one which one of my favorite character died. That was my second time seeing it. After watching, I called my brother making sure he was alive. Thank God he is alive until now. That was long ago, recently I cried over the death of my original character which appears on the short story I post recently. My friend was like: ‘if you can’t handle killing him, so why did you kill him?’

Losing an Argument


We are natural debater. Thus, we won’t accept our lost in an argument. ENTPs are full of ‘but’ when it comes to debate. Debating and arguing are fun for us but when we lost, weird emotion and reaction will happen. I personally will feel upset and disappointed to myself and put respect to the person who comes with better argument. Often the people who beat me become my close friend or we keep in touch to argue more. Mostly I lost to other ENTP or…. ENFP. Damn you Charles Xavier.

Virus, Malware and Blue-Screen of Death


This is personal thought of mine. I am not sure if other ENTPs out there feel the same about this but I love my computers more than I want to have girlfriend. Yes I am single as hell but it won’t trigger me if you mock my relationship status because ENTPs normally do not care about such thing. You are an ENTP and you worry about being single? Better re-take the test, mate. Probably you are a feeler. LOL! Okay back to the three horrible things that might be serious threats to my babies (computers). Those stuffs will make me so angry and cranky for days until I am able to get rid of them. I did not sleep for three days straight, ate biscuits for breakfast and dinner, was so cranky all day and could not focus during the lesson because I thought about hundreds possibilities to ‘heal’ my PC from a goddamn malware that infected the system. Thank God it was successful. I hugged my PC after that. Have I been so attentive and caring to my exes? Ain’t nobody get time for that. My point here is that sometimes ENTPs level of affection is unpredictable. We sometimes love inanimate objects more than we love people. Other ENTPs might be triggered if his cactus die, someone eat his or her last doughnut, or even when she does not get the food she craves the whole day. Surprisingly, some of us are immune to spoiler. Spoil us a movie that we haven’t watch and we will happily request you to tell us the ending.

Witty is Pretty


I understand that physical beauty is the initial attraction before we know what’s inside. Thus, some people, especially those feelers, may strongly believe on the concept of ‘love at the first sight’. For ENTPs, men in this case, that is bullshit. We are attracted to beautiful hot chicks, obviously. However, it does not mean we would like to date every pretty girl that we meet. For us, or me personally, what’s inside is the most important and physical is number two. I would rather talk about aliens, galaxies and possibilities of parallel multiverse all day long than staring at beautiful face of my girlfriend for three hours straight. Thus, pretty or handsome or whatever it’s named according to ENTPs like us is when someone is able to share his or her wild thoughtful intellectual exploration in daily basis to us.

Well, those are some ‘triggers’ to our emotionless emotion. Who said ENTP has no feeling? We are just feeler in different way. Now you know how to make us angry, sad, or even broken.

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The Danger Room

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Are you familiar with that empty room? If you have ever watched a movie that tells you about abnormal beings living together in a massive mansion where there are school and jet inside along with bald professor on a wheel chair, then you have ever happened to see that picture. If it is still not really clear for you, here is another hint.

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Now most of you might have recognized what Danger Room is, haven’t you? It is a huge simulation room where the mutants in X-Men practice to develop their abilities as mutants in the real battle situation. Usually there will be some senior mutants guide the younger ones during the training as you can see in the picture, there are Mystique and Beast with the young X-Men (Left to Right : Nighcrawler, Storm, Cyclops, Phoenix and Quick-Silver). The Danger Room is designed to have such super realistic sensation during the practice that you can feel the fear of dying and getting chased by The Sentinels. Now maybe I exaggerate it, but these two weeks, I think some of my professors are pushing us to the limit and I personally feels like they put us in Danger Room situation.

Never ending assignments of designing new techniques and developing some methods, daily presentations, reviews and so forth are coming endlessly. At first, it was totally normal to have one or two reports and presentations. Then I thought it would soon decreased, but once two papers’s done, there came other three out of somewhere! I am so triggered that I write another shitty twisted thought about this Danger Room analogy. Seriously, now, every time I enter the classroom, I imagine my professor as a gifted being who can read and control others’ mind and my friends and I as a noob young mutants seeking for clarity and wisdom in a room where your worst enemy will soon be summoned by the prof. The young mutants end up in a relentless regime of training that is painful yet effective. However, IT IS painful and it is not easy to satisfy the professor with our struggle.

I don’t know if either Charles Xavier, Hank McCoy or Raven Darkholme has a very high expectation that one of them find it difficult to appreciate the hard works of their disciples. Though my professors, some of them require us to think out of the skull to make them smile. Indeed, it is stressful. That’s one downs. However, I can say that with such force to accomplish many things at once, I unconsciously develop. Painfully develop.

Thus, like those young mutants in X-Men who frequently experience dying and extreme fear during simulation practice, I won’t stop though I suffer serious lack of sleep and worrying hair loss. In the end, these all will over and I will utilize what I have learnt during the Danger Room situation to make a better life for everyone. By the way, no offense, dear professor.

 

 

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Forget and Figure Out

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Recently I re-watched Memento. A movie where Leonard, the protagonist, suffered short-term memory loss that made him unable to create new memory. Everything happened to him will soon to be disappear from his memory. This condition forced him to take notes every time he encountered something or met someone. However, at the end of the movie, there was a scene where Leonard burned one of the pictures that he took as an evidence of his accomplishment in avenging his wife, making him forgot that the person he hunted has been perished by himself. As the memory has lost and there was no evidence that the revenge has been paid off, he kept looking for the person who has killed his wife. A person that was no longer exist.

Memento is not the only movie that involves psychological thrills, especially the memory loss aspect, to force the viewers to think. Another one that is a little bit under-ratted is The Number 23. Some reviews describe the movie as clumsy, unengaging and confusing. However, that confusing part, triggered me.Walter Sparrow, the protagonist in  the movie came up with similar problem to Leonard: memory loss. The difference was Sparrow’s was unable to memorize what happened in his past but had no problem with the present time and making new memories. Despite the difference, both problems were similar: they forgot, completely.After watching, there was something hitting my thought while I brewed my coffee: What have we forgotten since we were born?

This thought of mine probably has no direct connection to the plot of both movies that I have taken as examples previously. However, the point here is the ‘forget’ part that suddenly triggered my curiosity after watching Memento for the second time.

Some people believe in after life as a period when we, human-beings, were born once, live for several years and no longer dwell in this world after the death comes and inhabit the other dimension where spirits, angels and demons live in. Shortly, we live once in this world, and move to another dimension after our death. The others, however, assume that there are previous life and next life in the same world that we live in now. The endless cycle that people know as reincarnation. Both, obviously, include the birth phase, either once or many times. The thing is, what if we have known everything before the parturition? Or for they who believe in reincarnation, what if they have known everything from their previous life but they just do not realize that they follow their intuition in the present cycle? What if we just forgot? What if we used to know when we will die, when we will get married, who our partner is, and so on? And what if the memories are actually hidden inside us but we do not know how to access it? Would you like to know when will you die and what happened before this lifetime?

Imagine someone hid a folder consist of an embarrassing secret of you that you have no longer remembered in your PC and he did not say anything about it. One day, you accidentally found that folder and slowly remembered everything. Now imagine the same thing in your memory but without PC. Imagine that you accidentally reveal your death in the future, probably via dreams, or just a convincing sudden thought. You slowly realize that it has been there ever since but you just did not realize it. It was a strange box that you have ignored since you were born and suddenly you opened it out of nowhere and found a surprising yet disturbing facts about yourself.

Now the question is what would you do next? Will you immediately confess and amend your mistakes in the past? Will you continue ignoring the revealed truth? Or will you cry in the corner of your room regretting what have happened so far in your life? I personally would probably be freaked out IF such situation happened to me. I would rather do not remember and try to do good things day by day. Keeping it as a mystery is the art of enjoying life. Well that’s my personal opinion though. After all, ENTP likes to talk bullshits. How about you? What if you remembered?

 

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Perspective and Expectation (Part 1)

It’s been a week and I get used to it surprisingly fast. I haven’t felt any massive culture shock that annoys me badly so far. Loud honks, crowded traffic, outstandingly ‘skillful’ drivers, crows caw every morning are some features I find everyday and the last one is actually my favorite.

I don’t know why but crows caw wakes me up better than roosters’. More, I also don’t know if it is only in Hyderabad or crows are massively spread everywhere all over the country. Either way, thanks crows. You will save my ass just in case I will have class in the morning later.

Another ‘music’ to my ears here is honk of every vehicle. Normally, you hear people honk at each other during crowded traffic. Here, they also honk to tell people when they will turn or go. So a driver who is about to turn left will honk while the others who hear the honk will also honk at that guy who is about to turn left. If I get 1 rupee for every honk that I hear in this first week, I could have bought a new iPhone. Well, at least the honk helps me to avoid a fatal accident caused by their ‘skillful’ driving skills.

I will share more about how Indian people amaze me and confuse me at the same time. Lastly for now, the less you expect, the wider your perspective will be.

 

P.S. : Next post will contain pictures.

 

 

 

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The Public Pranks

What do people usually do to kill their boredom? They would probably prefer reading interesting books, singing or playing musical instruments, playing video games, hanging out with friends, solving puzzles, making videos and uploading them to Youtube, surfing the internet, working out, going to unexplored place nearby, cooking, writing poetry, writing story, writing a to do list, writing on blog, and other endless possibilities to do.

Anyway, I believe that doing some pranks is included in the list of options to kill boredom. Therefore, I am thinking of 5 pranks that people would like to try in public when life starts to get boring.

  1. The Time Traveler Prankdoctor-who-tardis-in-a-vortex.jpg

    Imagine you rush into a random shop nearby. With a strained expression, you yell the same question to people inside including the shop assistant or maybe the cashier: ‘WHAT YEAR IS IT ?! WHAT YEAR IS IT ?!’ They may be confused with such question and will ignore you, but some or at least one will possibly answer with puzzled face. Here is the best part! Once you get your answer, directly run outside the shop and yell out loud : ‘WOOHOO! IT WORKED! YEAH!’ Some people might think you are nuts, but they will think soon after that. “Wait, did he just time traveled?”

  2. The Narnia PrankNarniaWardrobe.jpg

    Once you go to IKEA or other home furnishing stores, try to get into the wardrobe and stay for several minutes. Wait for some people to come nearby and get out immediately. When they look at you (maybe get surprised for seeing a person comes out from a wardrobe), tell them that you have just visited Narnia and came back.

  3. The Blood Eater Prankcranberry-jelly-860.jpg

    Make a cranberry jam or pudding and then put it into several jars with each different blood type written on it. Once you are ready, eat them in public and offer it to some people by asking “what is your blood type?” excitedly while showing them random jar. Do not forget to smile. Congratulation, people think you are a psycho. LOL!

  4. Life Gives You Lemon Prank2006_minions-lemons

    This one is a good-deed-prank, though. First of all, make sure you got some lemons. After that, wear a T-shirt with “LIFE” written on it. If you do not have a t-shirt with “LIFE” written on, PRINT IT AND STICK ON YOUR T-SHIRT, DUH! Now you are ready to go. Go to a park, outdoor parking lot, basketball court, or any crowded place and share the lemon to random people. When you hand the lemon, do not forget to ask the questions: “Now what will you do?” It would be better without any expression. Enjoy!

  5. The Mind Reader PrankFirst_Class_Xavier.jpg

    In public places, put a pose of Charles Xavier from X-Men when he uses his mind-power. Then, approach to the first person who make an eye contact to you. Go slowly by keeping the eye contact if it is possible and when you are close enough to the person, smile and say the magic words “I know everything.” Walk away slowly immediately. DO NOT EVEN TRY TO LOOK BACK. Well played, Prof. X.

 

 

Have fun! Just do not overdo it. 😀