Kamis, 12 Januari 2012

all about class

wish i was cool like Berba

Dimitar Berbatov.. the greatest footballer from his country in this decade. well respected player in Bundesliga and one of the most feared striker in BPL. he was a Spurs player. together with Robbie Keane, he was always be a threat for any defender. he later joined Manchester United for a big amount of money, but people always saying that he hasn't played as "good" as his price.
ive always thinking that Berba is still the best player in term of technique in Manchester United. i can say that even CR7 doesnt have the quality of Berba if we're talking about first touch. not only that, Berba can also score with so many beautiful ways. just say, overheadkick against Liverpool, brilliant outside foot shoot at Goodison Park, cool flick at Craven Cottage, and also that godlike goal against Wigan. what im trying to say is just that 30m for Berba is not expensive if we compare to 35m of Carroll or 50m of Torres. and ManUtd should pay him more respect, he was the topscorer last season but barely to start this season.

Sabtu, 12 November 2011

United United United

i thought i was dreaming
Manchester United starts this season well. beating "young" Barca in preseason, beating neighbors in Community Shield. not only that, at 4-5 first fixture in Barclays, United seems unbeatable. i can tell that Scholes' retirement wasnt a problem. we got Cleverley, Wellbeck, Nani, Young, Rooney, Jones, Anderson, and all other players in the bestest form. but what about now?? without Clev, United barely win. they even lost 1-6 AT HOME to another Manchester. that was the worst day in years. how could United conceded 6 goals at home? critics and fools said that Evans' red card was the reason why United lost. i think, it's not really a problem. when he was sent out, United played with 4 backs, 4midfielders, and 1 striker. i would agree that a red card was a reason why United couldnt get a good attacking performance, but not a reason why they lost that way. with 4 backs, United shouldve been able to keep it below 4. 6??? it was truly an embarassment. for me, injuries problem was the reason. it'd be different story if Vida and Clev played. besides that, United fans should admit that City was just better that night.
for a reason, that result brings message that this year's squad is not good enough. i know that United can be good with such a good player like Clev dictating the midfield. the problem is, being a good team is not enough this year. that's why i think the boss should make a move in January. United needs a world class midfielder. 
my conclusion is that Manchester United can depend on Cleverley, but he's still inexperienced, and Jonny Evans IS NOT a dumb player. about that lost, it was just a zeropointer game. we need to forget that lost and remember that United hasnt dropped a single-point since then. we (hope that we) can win at the Eastland next year and that'll be a win that shows who the real champions are. still...... #GloryGloryManUnited
PS : for Londoners and Merseysiders who are happy about United's lost, remember that your teams are still no better that United in the table.

Kamis, 04 Agustus 2011

SNMPTN Undangan

     mulai tahun ajaran 2010/2011, nilai rapot menjadi sangat penting untuk masuk kedalam Perguruan Tinggi Negeri, pasalnya sekarang pemerintah mengeluarkan sistem baru. sistem ini sebenarnya sama dengan Penelusuran Minat Dan Kemampuan (PMDK). jatah PMDK adalah kurang lebih 10%, namun kini 50% dari kapasitas bangku Universitas Negeri diisi melalui SNMPTN Undangan. setiap sekolah menengah atas (atau yang sederajat) berhak mengajukan 50% dari seluruh siswa untuk mendaftar dalam SNMPTN undangan ini. tujuannya diberlakukannya sistem ini adalah untuk pemerataan kesempatan belajar. belakangan ini, pelajaran-pelajaran untuk mengikuti SNMPTN tertulis (dulu bernama SIPENMARU, UMB, SPMB, UMPTN) hanya diberikan di bimbingan belajar dan seperti yang kita tahu, tidak semua siswa bisa mengikuti bimbingan belajar. oleh karena itu, nilai rapot kini menjadi sangat penting. jika dulu rapot hanya dianggap sebagai formalitas untuk kenaikan kelas, kini rapot berguna sebagai "tiket" untuk masuk ke PTN.
      prosedurnya pun cukup mudah, yang diperlukan untuk mendaftar ke SNMPTN undangan adalah nilai pelajaran yang tertera pada rapot dari semester 1 sampai semester 5. kemudian pihak sekolah (biasanya Bimbingan Konseling) akan menyaring terlebih dahulu baru kemudian berkas-berkasnya akan dikirim ke pada panitia SNMPTN Undangan. jika pihak sekolah sudah menyeleksi, maka yang perlu dilakukan oleh siswa adalah mendaftarkan namanya via online. setelah itu, yang perlu dilakukan hanyalah menunggu hasil seleksi. 
      semakin besarnya prosentase SNMPTN undangan, berarti semakin kecil prosentase penerimaan ujian tertulis. oleh karena itu, pertahankan/perbaiki nilai rapot karena me-mantain nilai rapot seperti nya jauh lebih mudah daripada mengikuti Ujian Tertulis. info lebih lanjut: http://undangan.snmptn.ac.id/ atau hubungi guru BK.

Rabu, 03 Agustus 2011

the special two : part two

     if in my previous writing i wrote about 2 best football coaches, now I'd like to write about 2 smartest musician. Thom Yorke and Matthew Bellamy, they are the frontmen of their band, they both are the main songwriter, they are a multi-instrumentalist, and yes they both came from the most successful-musician -producing-country. who's more genius? let's see..

     Matt is known best for his magical hand, he is a piano and a guitar master. he started to play piano when he was 6, he's like modern Mozart or something like that, he even got honorary doctorate degree for what he has done for music.i think Matt is a better version of Freddie Mercury. what about Thom? he's a very unique musician and he has no comparison. he has never learnt to read music because he think he can't express the rhythms properly that way. so it means he doesn't learn to be a genius. yes he can't play piano or guitar the way Matt play it but he's a better creator. Matt sings better but  Thom innoves better. so i personally think, Thom Yorke is a little bit more genius than Matthew Bellamy though they are different. we can't deny that 2 of them are geniuses the difference is that Matt is a genius because he learn to be a genius and Thom is born genius. that's my personal opinion. hmmm, collaboration maybe?

the special two

"way before two of them are rivals"
    last season, el classico was not only a battle between 2 biggest clubs in Spain but also a battle between arguably 2 best coaches. both of them was once work together, both of them has won the UCL twice, both of them has done the treble. but who's smarter? i dont know the answer for sure. Jose Mourinho, a controversial coach who brought Porto, Chelsea, and Inter to a successful years and is currently bringing Madrid back to the highest level of football. Mourinho won 5 major cups in his 2 years spell in Porto, won 5 in 3 years for Chelsea, and 4 in 2 years  for Inter. he's already won it 1 for Madrid. he's the first ever coach to win 4 league cup in 4 different countries and on his way to be the first one to win 4 different league trophies with 4 clubs and  3 UCL with 3 different clubs. Pep Guardiola, a younger coach than Mourinho that has won everything he could with Barcelona. he's got 6 major titles and 4 minor in only 3 years! he is the youngest coach ever to win UCL and the first coach that won 3 major cup in his first year as a coach.
Mutual Respect
    they met each other for nine times (already!?) and the results are 2 wins for Mourinho, 4 wins for Guardiola. in that way, i guess we can say that Pep is better than Mou. but football is not as easy as statistics, Pep won everything because of his team is way better than Mou's. Pep has 3 out of 5 best players in the world in his club & several world cup winning players while Mou is still developing Madrid (like what he did at his 3 previous clubs). Mou had a successful coaching career in 4 different clubs while Pep has never tried to coach any other clubs so far. Pep has a better winning percentage but Mou has a nine years straight without home defeat record. Barca under Guardiola has became more discipline and more aggresive than before, Mourinho always use a different strategy in almost every match (depends on what his opponent strategy). so the question about who's better still doesnt have any answers because two of them are basically a different kind of coach. every fooball fans would love to see "el classicos" when Mou's Madrid is well developed like Pep's Barca.


Selasa, 02 Agustus 2011

still number one in Indonesia

macau 2008: friends but rivals
    Badminton was found in England, but now Asian is dominating this sport. for me, there are 4 masters in this game now. Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia, Lin Dan from China, Taufik Hidayat from Indonesia, and Peter Gade from Denmark. technically, 4 of them are the same.  until now, when the four of them meet each other we'd surely see an entertainment rather than a match. the highest level of badminton, as commentators would say, artists of badminton. since im Indonesian so im gonna write more about Hidayat.

     at the age of 17, Hidayat became the key player when Indonesia won thomas cup 98. he advanced to All England finals when he was 18, he did it again when he was 19 but has never won the cup until now. 5-6 years ago, he's number one in the world. he won the gold medal in Athena 2004 and world championship in 2005 (being the first player to win it at the same time). when the system of 15points changed into rally point, he's no longer number one, but he won another gold medal in Asian Games (2006) by beating Lin Dan in the final. Hidayat is not a fast player like Lin Dan & Lee. so since the system had changed, they both are the best. although he's not a fast player but he has a powerful backhand smash and once recorded a 305 km/h jumping smash. now he's already won 24 major titles.he's now 30 but still being Indonesian only hope in men singles.
     badminton is the number one sport in Indonesia, we have a very good team and numbers of world class player back then. when the gold generation (Hendrawan, Hidayat, Candra Wijaya, Sigit Budiarto) got older we dont have any other good players anymore, now China is dominating the world by winning Thomas, Uber, and Sudirman cup. as a fan of the only sport that my country can be number 1, i hope Indonesia develope many young player's potential and have enough power to take the domination from China

greatest of all time?

"so long, Golden Boy"
    in boxing, the word "greatest" always been used for the great Muhammad Ali. but now, we can say that Manny Pacquiao is the greatest. the first boxer to win 10 world titles in 8 different class and currenty the best pound-for-pound boxer. stunning isnt it? he is a boxer who sent big boxers like Oscar de la Hoya & Shane Mosley to retirement. i dont know boxing very much, but i can tell that Pacquiao has a very good boxing style. he's a fast lefthanded fighter who can punch and dance for the whole 12 rounds. people wont feel bored when they see Pacquiao fighting .

     what makes many people proud of him? he is Asian (came from Phillipines)! i'm too an Asian so its very nice to see Asian breaking American & Mexican boxers domination for years. now, every boxing fan in all the world are waiting to see a mega fight between the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao.. hope that'll happen and as a Pacquiao's fan, i want to see him beating Junior!!