Monthly Archives: March 2009

Mystery of Three Friends Death

It’s not like I will create a new book / novel / something like that (because I didn’t create the old one ūüôā ). But this time I want to tell you a very valuable story to be thinking of.

There were 3 men, and they were true friends. They had same job as building windows cleaner, they had same hobby, and usually they experienced same things. Like the one about their lunch.

One day, in a lunch time, the first man opened his lunch box and said “Oh my god, my wife make same menu again today, kari rice. I can’t stand it. If tomorrow she make kari rice again, I will jump off from this high building and kill myself.” The second and the third man really shocked to hear that. The second man also opened his lunch box and he saw same menu like yesterday too, remember they usually have same experience like I told you before. The second man said “So do I buddy, I have same lunch too. So same with you, if tomorrow my wife still give me this chicken pasta, I will jump off with you”. The third man really shocked to hear that. And now is the third man chance to open his lunch box, and like yesterday he saw same menu, bread with peanut butter and he said “Man, I also have same lunch from day to day and everyday. I promise if I have same too tomorrow, I will follow you surely.” After that they continued their work again desperately.

The next day, at the lunch time, it is a very critical moment, because what inside their lunch box will determine if they die or life that day. The first man opened it and he saw kari rice again, so he jumped off the building. The second one opened the lunch box and he saw chicken pasta, then he jumped off the building too. The third one opened it too, saw bread with peanut butter and he jumped off the building. All of them died that day.

The next day, three of them is buried in the same place and when the burial ceremony, the wife each of them is asked to give some last word about them.

The first wife said “I’m sorry my husband, all this time we always never agree each other. You have told me that you didn’t like your kari rice everyday for your lunch, but I don’t hear you, instead I prepare another kari rice yesterday. Now you are gone, hu…hu…hu… (crying)”.

The moral lesson taught in here is that, it is better to hear someone else talking, it is the way to appreciate it.

The second wife said “My husband, why did you didn’t talk to me that you don’t like chicken pasta, if you talk, you should not die, hu…hu…hu… (crying)”.

The moral lesson taught in here is that, yes you need to talk to deliver your message.

The third wife crying very badly and said “I can’t understand, really I can understand, why are you jumping off the building”. Somebody near her said “because he saw same bread with peanut butter on his lunch box mam”. “That’s why I can’t understand” continue the third man’s wife “He always create his lunch box by himself”.

The moral lesson taught in here is that, you no need to follow people doing something although you have same things in common.

Across The Universe

It’s a movie review about a film I watch recently. Published by Discovery Channel with duration around 90 minutes, it’s a very delightful movie, and the most great movie for discovery series. That’s why I love Discovery Channel so much.

Started with facts that we have billions of stars captured by telescope, and probably half of it have solar system. With even with probability 0.0000002%, we have 1 planet which same texture, structure, composition like earth. So it’s possible to have another planet with a living being there, far away.

I’m try not spoil so much but the thing that I like so much that this movie is supported by some great scientist from around the world. Let say Michiokaku, Stephen Hawking, and some biologist, climatologist, NASA, etc. And it’s so telling us that this dream is real, and someday we will find that planet with another creature inside.

But before we hope so much to find it, in this film it’s also said that the planet may be contain a civilization of creature with may be more intelegent than us. Let just hope they don’t find us first ūüôā

I will stop in here about Alien Planet movie, (because I appreciate copy right, haha…) and now I will jump to a game which show the same theme of it.

SPORE

It’s what the game called.¬†It’s¬†tycoon type game, which we can create not a building or zoo or city but creature. Yes creature, and the interesting one is that it show how the creature evolve from the one cell organism to be a complex one. During the process which take millions years, one creature will dominate the planet, and develop its culture. At this moment this creature like human being.¬†But the game isn’t end yet, it’s continue the journey to an universal life. It’s show that in one galaxy we can find some other life and we can decide if we want to make¬†it a¬†friend or an enemy.

Pretty much interesting when you play something that probably become real and one day we will living on it. We can find another culture out there on some other space and believe me that it may be out of what we are think.

Growth

Do you ever playing game in your leisure time? I do. And I almost do play game in my leisure time. Can’t help, just as Nokia ever said that¬†everybody still have child inside. Remember the ads? When it show Bill Gate play snake in the mobile phone? No? Very old ads actually. Nobody remember? Come on, do you pretend¬†that you are still young, ups.¬†¬†

Back to the topic. For me playing game not only to fill my leisure time but also have a moral lesson to be learn. I won’t tell you the negative side of game, such as someone who addict in playing game forget everything, his family, his study, his job, etc and spend their life just for game. Game addicts. That’s not the one that I want to talk about.¬†But instead that I want to give one lesson that game teach me. That one is GROWTH.

Before I continue, I would like share to you some terminology about game which you should know and remember at least this time. 

  • Hero, it’s the main character whom you play as. Usually¬†hero is a good guy, someone who hold on truth and justice, he walk around the world to destroy evil
  • Enemy,¬†enemy is enemy of main character, that can be bad guy, monster, and usually it is great in number.
  • Enemy Boss, this is monster which more powerfull than ordinary monster
  • Battle, when the hero meet with monster, he can’t stop it and he must fight to destroy the monster. During the battle hero will have HP (Hit Point) so do monster. They will hit each other and it will damage the opposite HP¬†until one their HP reach 0. If the monster’s HP reach 0, it’s means that your hero win. That’s how usually the game work.
  • Experience, everytime your hero defeat a monster, he will get experience, this experience will make your hero level up after it’s reach some level.
  • Armor and weapon, you need it to equip you so you can deal more damage into monster and receive less damage when hitted by monster.

OK, enough introduction now I want to tell you about how playing a game can be inpiring my life the way to grow. In a game when you want become stronger, you need to:

  1. Level up, yes it’s totally neccessary to level up your heroes. With higer level your hero can defeat more monster, moreover he can defeat more powerful monster. So how can your hero level up? He need experience, and the experience is got by fighting the monster with less power. It’s giving me lesson, that if meet a small task in your life, consider it as small monster. If you can finish it, you will gain experience in the real meaning. So then for all small task you receive, don’t refuse it, just take it and finish it as you way of getting experience. And believe me that some day a bigger task will come, and it a sign that you have LEVEL UP your life.
  2. Use the best armor and weapon. This the way your hero grow up too. Using a best armor, your hero will survive. And using best weapon your hero can deal damage more so than he can defeat the enemy faster. In our life sometime we also need this armor and weapon. It’s not in the real meaning, but in my perspective, armor is the¬†filter about something come in to us.¬†Today we experience a crisis situation and ¬†there are many bad news to us. So it’s will be very good if we can filter bad information, which can depress ourself and let us down. But we will proceed with good information which help us to be optimistic and grow. Weapon¬†is more like skill for me. The good weapon should be sharp. So we need to have a sharp skill in this world so we can fight each problem which come to us. The more skill and deeper skill, the more easier each problem can be faced.
  3. Take a rest,¬† hero in all of game need to take a rest before he¬†fight¬†another monster. This is a good example that in real life we need to have a time when we let our body resting. It’s a condition when you realease all your stress and try something fun. This state is called vacation. So it’s not good to you work / study all the time without rest. When your hero resting in a game, he will recover all of his power. So the next battle will be easier. So do in our life, take a rest for a moment and you will feel that your body refreshed. Sometime if not take a rest, it will work but it’s not in the effective way. Take a rest and see a better way

That’s all the game teach me. In playing a game usually we are desired to use cheat. But I don’t consider it as a good way, we just came to a highest level of our hero without experiencing anything. I just can’t satisfy with this condition.

So do in real life, belief me that it’s okay to take¬†experience, because it will bring you a lesson.¬†Actually to bring quality in your life, it’s need time and process, that mean¬†gathering experince and it’s not instant. So be prepared for¬†facing some problem and process, it’s all for your growth.

So as a last word I just want to¬†motivate you to keep grow in all your day, because it’s good to reach the end when you have growed.

* Prepare as Toeastmaster Project BM #4, 03/04/2009