Teroris dan Agama??

Beberapa hari lalu terjadi pengeboman bunuh diri di Gereja Katedral Makassar. Setiap kali terjadi peristiwa serupa, selalu saja muncul statement-statement seperti ini di media sosial: “Teroris itu tidak beragama” “Ini bukan masalah agama, tapi oknum” “Si X itu mungkin tidak belajar agama dengan benar…” “Kami mengutukan aksi pengeboman…” Berhubung kata bapak presiden RI “terorisme tidak …

See You Later, Kinokuniya Plaza Senayan

It’s said that all good things must come to and end. After more than 2 decades of service, finally Kinokuniya Plaza Senayan reaches its end. I’ve been a regular customer since junior high school days (umm… 2000 perhaps?). Spent countless hours there reading books. OK, not a “regular customer” yet at the time, because most …

Justice League Snyder Cut

Overall, it doesn’t change my general impression about that movie, which is between unimpressed and slightly disappointed. Nevertheless, this edition shows us some interesting details. “Oh hello there flying green man” Yes, the original movie also portrayed a member of the Green Lantern Corps. But his face wasn’t clear enough. Instead of Steppenwolf, Darkseid is …

Pemerintah Bubarkan FPI?

Dari cerita mitologi Yunani, kita mengenal suatu mahluk yang dinamai Hydra, yaitu monster ular berkepala banyak yang kepalanya tumbuh setiap kali ditebas. Begitu pula ideologi atau organisasi. Melarang suatu ideologi/organisasi seringkali bukanlah berujung meredam, melainkan membuatnya makin menjalar atau bertumbuh di tempat lain. Akhirnya pemerintah membubarkan FPI berdasarkan 6 alasan, antara lain karena: Isi anggaran …

RIP Om Iwan Soesilo

Dua hari lalu, Senin 28 September 2020, ada kabar dukacita untuk para penggemar fotografi di Indonesia. Om Iwan Soesilo (pemilik tempat servis/jual beli kamera “INDOCAMERA Kemang”) pergi meninggalkan kita karena sakit. Om Iwan adalah salah satu ahli reparasi kamera terbaik di Jakarta. Beliau tidak asing di kalangan pengguna kamera Eropa seperti Leica, Hasselblad, Rollei. Di …

Farewell Olympus (??)

Two days ago, Olympus released a shocking announcement: Take note that the memorandum doesn’t mention anything about bankruptcy at all. Olympus just sold their camera division to another company (JIP), who are going to make profit out of this investment. In shorter words: change of ownership. Of course the normal response is how JIP is …