Sunday, March 25, 2007

Heroes

Every so often I found an interesting TV series. Last time it was numb3rs. This time is Heroes.

Okay, I don't want to tell you all about Heroes. Heck, I am still trying to digest it. If you want to find out more about it, go search the web or wikipedia. You'll find details there. I don't want to spoil it here.

It's about several persons who have beyond human capabilities; like a person who can fly, a person who can paint (like painting picture of writing a comic about) the future, a person who can stop time (and go back in back), and so on. These persons don't understand why. They are also connected in a wierd way. It's just so interesting.

The thing I like about this series is that it is full with surprises. It's so creative. Creepy, but creative. I wish I can write stories like the writers of this series.

Hmm... You know, I wonder if my life is actualy as interesting (or as complicated) as theirs.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Indonesian blog readers and this blog

When I started this blog, there were not that many Indonesians writing blogs. (By the way, I am not considered as part of first generation Indonesian bloggers. Maybe second generation?) I didn't know how many Indonesians were interested in blogs. So, I decided to write my blog in English.

Since there were not that many Indonesian blogs, this blog even considered to be one of the top 10 blogs in Indonesia by Tempo magazine. (I didn't know that until somebody pointed out that to me. I didn't subscribe to that magazine.)

Time has changed.

Now, there are many (too many?) Indonesians writing dan reading blogs. Since then I have created many (this time I am sure ... too many) blogs. I have more than a dozen blogs. Most of them are written in Bahasa Indonesia.

Sure enough, my Indonesian blog(s) - particularly rahard.wordpress.com - has more visitors compared to this blog. (I don't have an exact statistic for this blog. The statistics feature is what I like about wordpress.com.) As of this writing, at least I've got 500 visitors per day and counting. When I write a new entry, usually I have more than 1000 visitors per day. Quite a large number for me. This creates more insentive for me to write even more and that attracts more visitors. A positive cycle is created.

As a result, I rarely post to this blog. If I want to write in English, I usually write in my other blog (budi.efx2.com). I wanted to write more, but I've got only 24 hours/day and too many things to do. Also, in many occassions, access to this blog is slow. By the time I have a decent access, the idea and mood are gone already.

The other thing is I noticed that readers of this blog is mostly non-Indonesians. I suspect Indonesian readers usualy go to my Indonesian blogs. That would mean I have to write with different perspective now. That shouldn't be a problem for me, right? (Wrong!)

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Having fun with music

Lately, my activities have been ... music. Here are pictures of me playing music on an event at the university. It was Sunday morning at Sarana Olah Raga ITB, Bandung.

Having fun with music

There are other pictures, but you can just see them at my flickr account:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/budi_rahardjo/

You know, I am going to do more musical stuff this year. Watch me ...