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Saya mengikuti nasihat Imam Syafii saja

Beberapa hari saya terjebak dalam diskusi/debat di media sosial. sebenarnya tidak cocok saya sebut terjebak karena saya sengaja lakukan. Saya punya tujuan tertentu. 
Dan kadang juga geram melihat tulisan yang menurut saya salah dan memprovokasi dimana korbannya adalah orang-orang yang tidak punya kemampuan berpikir kritis. Mereka menerima begitu saja, apalagi sejak awal pengetahuan tentang perihal tersebut memang tidak ada. Karenanya, saya merasa punya kewajiban untuk mengomentari dan memberikan bukti (data) agar argument saya lebih kuat.
Beruntunglah kalian yang punya lawan diskusi adalah orang-orang yang paham materi dan berjiwa besar menerima kekuarangan diri sendiri dan kebenaran argument pihak lain (tentunya sebaliknya juga harus berlaku untuk diri sendiri). Jika tidak, anda akan repot sendiri. Bahkan akan ikut-ikutan dalam debat kusir yang tidak substansi. 
Ini yang saya hadapi dan memang dari dulu orang-orang seperti ini di media sosial sangat banyak (saya tidak bermaksud angk…

Tidak Semua Pembaca Adalah Pemimpin Tapi Semua Pemimpin Adalah Para Pembaca

Tiba-tiba saja teleponku berdering saat saya lagi asik berdiskusi di media sosial dengan orang yang tidak pernah ku temui langsung. Mataku segera ku palingkan mencari sumber suara yang disertai dengan rasa penasaran yang ternyata tergelatak sangat dekat dengan kakiku. Terlihat nomor baru yang tidak ku kenal. Ku angkatlah telpon itu. “Halo” kataku sembari menebak siapa orang yang telah menghubungiku
“Ini dengan bapak Marwan”. Saya langsung mengiyakan. Dia memperjelas lagi dengan menanyakan alamat rumah tempat saya tinggal. Tapi alamat yang disebutkan terasa asing karena  bukan tempat saya berkediaman selama ini. Untuk menuntaskan dahaga penasaran, saya kembali memperjelas. “Ini dengan siapa?” tanyaku di ujung telepon. 
“Saya dari pengiriman, ini ada kiriman buku. Tapi saya bingung alamat ini dimana ya. Apa ini sudah cocok” lanjutnya sembari menyebut nama alamat yang dibacanya dari sampul buku yang digenggamnya. Ternyata itu adalah alamat beberapa kawanku tinggal.
Lidah saya ingin kemb…

Azzam menulis dan Iman

Bismillahirrahmanirrahiim... Baiklah. Saya harus benar-benar kuatkan azzam (niat) untuk menulis kembali terutama menulis di blog ini. Mungkin kalau teman-teman membaca tulisan-tulisan saya di blog ini, telah sering tulisan yang berisi deklarasi diri untuk kembali menulis. Tapi sayang, niat itu tidak begitu lama bertahan. Saya menyerah dengan berbagai tantangan yang menghampiriku terutama lemah dihadapan rasa malas.
Saya kembali menyadari bahwa saya memiliki passion dalam menulis. Telah banyak track record saya dalam menulis dan sering mendapat apreasiasi dari pembaca (semoga bukan riya. Sekali lagi sungguh sayang, saya belum mengeksploasi dan mengembangkannya hingga taraf yang tak terhingga. Hehe. Karenanya, bismillah. Saya akan dan terus melakukan itu. Insya Allah. Semoga Allah terus menguatkan istiqomah ini dan meluruskan niat ini.
Mungkin itu cukup pengantar saja. Saya ingin mengurai tentang iman yang pergulatanku dengannya cukup intens beberapa hari terakhir ini. Bagaimana manusi…

Making Online Mass Media

Finally, I decided to make an online news portal. At the time, I thought that I need mass media for addressing much news based on my view. Indeed, I also aim to business interest because it cannot deny that mass media can exist with help of money, even the soul of mass media is money.
Online mass media is important amid the development of technology especially the internet. Most of the people across the world are with the internet or connected their activities to the internet. Getting information is one of the daily life agenda, even despite not asking for getting it, the news will come automatically with many social media we use.
The increasing number of internet user should be utilized for running our agenda. As we know, online media is part of the tool to promote and create public opinions. Moreover, seekers of information nowadays use smartphone rather than watch television and read newspaper. Being easy and simple is the main reason to replace the two facilities in looking for …

Attending a seminar of Import

Do you know about import? I mean how to import stuff with many requirements. Several days ago, I joined in the seminar of import conducted by a company for serving people to import something. I attended the seminar to know deeply what import is. All the time, I consider that import is complicated doing for those who want to build a business. And until the end of the seminar, my thought about import is still complicated. Haha... let’s see.
With modern business system nowadays with many technologies especially internet, people are able to buy something in different method, not traditional way in which between seller and buyer should meet directly. Yet, the transaction of both has been changing drastically. The Internet has been facilitating people for making trade easier, without meeting directly in the real world. For instance, I believe most Indonesians have known the online shop. For those who want to buy any good will use that platform. Also, sellers will post their stuff on the pl…

2019’s Flood in Makassar

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Flood engulfed victims in Makassar. After raining happen during two days along with raising water of earth, a flood cannot be avoided. Actually, the flood had repeatedly come with various levels. 
Yet, this year level of the flood is higher than last year. I have no idea why it could be going worst. Indeed, many people see it in different views like using Islamic perspective that the flood is a warning of the God for many sins we had done, considering died ancestor is mad with human and putting science view to explain the flood. Among the reasons have supporters in society, even they usually discuss as well as lambast other to defend their stand. It is ok because it is a common thing in society in responding difference thing.
As a journalist, I try to see the problem in critical thinking. After identifying what the problem is, I gain the conclusion that the flood is caused by two factors: Human’s bad behavior and government policy. 
First, human’ bad behavior in term of throwing rubb…

Being A Journalist

Being journalist is a way to implement my passion in writing. Recent days, I try to be a journalist in one of online mass media in Makassar. Assigned to run my duty in Makassar house representative, I almost every day look for news in regard to politics.

My first experience to gain data in this place is when a legislator held a press conference about the upcoming succession of Makassar’s mayor. Actually, writing news is not new for me. Being a freelance writer for some years, I have been getting work in a range of writing types like writing a book and writing news with some styles.

Working as the journalist was started with an intention to help my friend in developing his news portal. Shortly, I am helping him to build his business which has no enough resource. I get no salary for that because that has not been income.

But I get benefit of what I am doing. By being a journalist with an assignment in Makassar parliamentarian, I am able to know real experience in term of political dyna…