Archive for January, 2011

DG Visits Part 13 Day 7 RC Lombok (E)

RC Lombok Day 7 I really feel old now, after so much traveling. From Yogyakarta I flew to Singapore to have my eye checked 2 week before the next operation of silicon oil removal. It is hard to argue with air Asia; they want to get money from every possible reason because they sell their tickets very cheap. They charged me 5 Kg overweight that is very normal no charge if I fly with Garuda Indonesia. Singapore is no

DG Visits Part 13 Day 6 TRF Seminar (E)

Day 6 Part 13 The Rotary Foundation Seminar DDG Lingga is an Architect and that he is always on time, he called everyone at 08.30AM to enter the hall and similar to yesterday, today also almost full hall with 107 participants. TRF Zone Coordinator PDG Melito Zalazar came on the way from Manila to deliver inspirational talks. There was PDG Ritje, PDG Sjamsu, PDG Gus, PDG Keliek, PDG Thomas, seen PDG Tjoet on the bac

DG Visits Part 13 Day 4 Yog Merapi (E)

Day 4 RC Merapi The night before DDG Lingga took me to visit a usual church in Ganjuran about one hour drives from Yogyakarta. The church was newly renovated in the form of Joglo house, open and very large. Next to the church is a shrine where you can see the drawing of Christ and everyone came to this place to pray. I did feel the energy of this place, quiet and cool. People sit anywhere on the ground they like, a

DG Visits Part 13 Day 3 Back to Yogya (E)

Day 3 Going Back to Yogyakarta It was planned that Rotarian Joko was responsible for my morning walk, I was woken up at 06.00AM when I was so happy to hear the birds singing waiting for the sunrise and I am waiting for my golf game. Rtn Joko came on time, I took all I have and check out from the hotel because after golfing, Rotarians will take me to see 2 more projects of the club then Rtn Untung will take me to Yo

DG Visits Part 13 Day 2 Magelang (E)

Day 2 RC Magelang DDG Lingga took me to a church in the morning on Sunday at kota baru, and found the church very interesting, not only because the church was very full but because they have more that 12 Pro Diacon and the quire was wonderful. Later on I found out from the local Priest that this church is very favorite, they have only 4000 congregations but there are more then 10,000 people come every Sunday here w

DG Visits Part 13 Day 1 Yogya – RLI (E)

DG Visits Part 13 Yogyakarta and Magelang Day 1 RLI Days run so fast when you enjoy your life, but sometimes days run very dull boring and long if we are not happy and waiting, I am lucky I never have these second type of days. Arriving early in the morning at Yogyakarta that Saturday, Assistant Governor Purnomo met me, I felt honored because he is the Vice Bishop of the Catholic Church for the whole middle Java wh

PP Rodhy kunjung ke Bali, Intermezzo (I)

Hari hari berselang (PP Rodhy berkunjung) Intermezzo Saya mempunyai beberapa hari di rumah sebelum saya berangkat ke Yogyakarta untuk selama 1 minggu karena saya masih berhutang 3 Club Visits dan diadakannya 3 Seminar minggu itu: RLI (Rotary Leadership Institute), Membership Seminar dan The Rotary Foundation Seminar. Saya menerima sepasang tamu dari Lampung menginap di rumah, Past President Rodhy bersama Lusia yang

DG Visit Part 12 Day 3 Balikpapan Borneo (I)

Day 3 RC Balikpapan (Kalimantan) Pesawat Lion yang saya tumpangi dari Makassar terbang sore hari, jadi on the way ke airport saya menyempatkan diri untuk meminta sopir taxi menurunkan saya di sebuah seafood restaurant untuk melihat dan menikmati Kepiting dan bawal segar mereka sesuai dengan anjuran PE Suzana untuk jangan meninggalkan Makassar tanpa menikmati kepiting itu. Saya lakukan tugas dengan baik. Pesawat Boi

DG Visit Part 12 Day 2 Makassar (I)

Day 2  RC Makassar Club ini konon pernah hampir punah, namun kegagahan dan keperkasaan PP Baharuddin Abidin and AG Baharuddin Selang, maka club ini masih bisa exist dan mempunyai masa depan yang penuh arti. Prof Dr Baharuddin Abidin punya obsesi hutan-hutan gundul menjadi hijau, AG Bahar Selang usahanya alat alat besar sesuai dengan besar badannya. Pada waktu club meeting yang memang anggotanya masih sedikit, namu

DG Visit Part 12 Day 1 Ujungpandang (I)

DG Visit 12 Makassar dan Balikpapan Day 1,  RC Ujung Pandang Ini adalah kunjungan yang tertunda, seharusnya saya sudah terjadwal kemari pada achir bulan November setelah Kunjungan RI President Ray Klinginsmith ke Bali dari Bangkok setelah zone institute. Saya diserang gastritis acute dan dokter saya mem “banned” saya untuk pergi kemana-mana selama 10 hari. Hari hari ini sangat hektik buat saya, jadwal saya ber