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Its A Long Way To The Top

Bahasa Indonesia

Kemarin Minggu secara sepintas saya melihat acara Mario Teguh Golden Ways di Metrotv. Kebetulan waktu itu beliau pas berkata kalau Tuhan selalu mendengarkan doa umatNya. Cuma kita saja yang tidak paham dengan jalanNya. Menurut pemikiran kita, Tuhan selalu memberi hambatan. Tapi sebetulnya jika direnungkan itu adalah pijakan. Tempat kita menapak untuk mendaki jalan yang lebih tinggi.

Dari gambar diatas yang saya contoh dari gambar Mario Teguh, kita dapat melihat bahwa jika kita tidak mendapat pijakan, maka jalan  yang akan kita lewati bisa jadi akan lebih sulit. Bisa jadi tidak rata atau licin dan dapat menyebabkan kita tergelincir. Tapi dengan adanya pijakan, maka langkah kita akan dipermudah. Dengan adanya hambatan yang kita hadapi, maka kita akan terbiasa dengan keadaan yang sulit. Kemampuan kita akan semakin terasah dalam menghadapi hambatan dan tekanan.

Memang jalan menuju ke puncak itu sulit, sebab kita harus mendaki. Sehingga memerlukan lebih banyak tenaga dan energi.  Berlawanan dengan jalan ke jurang yang menurun, hingga kita cukup meluncur tanpa tenaga. Tapi siapa orang  di dunia ini yang mau meluncur ke jurang yang dalam ? Bukankah semua orang secara normal mau mendaki ke puncak ?

Dalam dunia bisnis, kita mengenal istilah peluang  dan tantangan. Setiap perubahan bisa dipandang sebagai peluang tapi juga sebagai tantangan. Peluang biasanya berhubungan dengan keadaan yang menguntungkan. Sedang tantangan biasanya berhubungan dengan keadaan yang sulit dan kurang menguntungkan.

Selain itu kita juga mengenal pemikiran pesimis dan optimis.  Pemikiran optimis akan selalu memandang perubahan sebagai pembawa peluang. Sedang pemikiran pesimis akan selalu memandang perubahan sebagai pembawa tantangan.

Hal yang hampir serupa dengan diatas adalah konsep pemikiran positif dan pemikiran negatif. Pemikiran positif  bisa disamakan dengan pemikiran optimis. Sedang pemikiran negatif bisa disamakan dengan pemikiran pesimis.

Entah kenapa kata-kata beliau diatas  bisa berkesan di hati saya. Mungkin karena memang sesuai dengan keadaan saya dan mungkin juga untuk kebanyakan orang.

Mungkin jalan Tuhan itu memang sulit untuk kita mengerti  seperti cerita tentang Yusuf di dalam alkitab Perjanjian Lama. Dijual oleh saudara-saudaranya sendiri, tetapi kemudian malah menjadi penolong bagi bangsanya, Israel. (Kejadian 37:1-36 & Kejadian 41:37-57)

Tuhan membuat segala sesuatu indah pada waktunya. ( Pengkotbah 3 :11 )

English

Last Sunday  I saw  the show  Mario Teguh Golden Ways in Metrotv at glance. Fitting coincidence that time he said that God always listens to the prayer of His people. We just are not familiar with his ways. According to our thinking, God always gives barriers. But actually if you think about it is the stepping. Where we tread the road to climb higher.

From the  picture above that I sample from Mario Teguh picture, we can see that if we do not get a foothold, the road that we will pass may be more difficult. It could be uneven or slippery and can cause us to slip. But with the footing, then our steps  will be easier. Given the obstacles that we face, then we will get used to the difficult circumstances. Our abilities to face obstacles and pressures will further sharpened.

Indeed, the road leading to the top was hard, because we have to climb. Thus require more effort and energy. Contrary to the path to a abyss that declining, so we just glide without power. But who the people in this world want to slide into abyss? Don’t  people normally want to climb to the top?

In the business world, we know the term opportunities and challenges. Any change can be seen as an opportunity but also as a challenge. Opportunities are usually associated with favorable circumstances. Challenges are usually associated with a difficult situation and less profitable.

In addition, we also know the pessimistic and optimistic thoughts. Optimistic thinking will always see the changes as an opportunity carrier. While pessimistic thinking will always see the changes as a  challenge carrier.

It is almost similar as the concept of positive thinking and negative thinking. Positive thinking can be equated with optimistic thoughts. While  negative thinking can be  equated with pessimistic thoughts.

Somehow his words above can be impressive in my heart. Perhaps because it is in accordance with my state and probably also for most people.

Maybe God’s way is hard for us to understand as the story of Joseph in the  Old Testament. Sold by his own brothers , but then instead be a helper to his people, Israel. (Genesis 37:1-36 and Genesis 41:37-57)

God has made everything beautiful in its time. (Ecclesiastes 3: 11)

AC/DC

This article is  written in 2 languages : English and Indonesian. Artikel ini ditulis dalam 2 bahasa : Inggris dan Bahasa Indonesia.

English

When I play a video of AC/DC titled “Highway To Hell”, my female coworker who sits next to me said “AC/DC ?, sissy !”. For you who are not from Indonesia maybe don’t understand the relationship between AC/DC and sissy. In Indonesia, AC/DC can mean sissy as well.

It began with a late Indonesian male comedian who always acted as a female. His stage name was Kardjo ACDC. He was so popular from 1970s until 1980s. The logic why he added ACDC to his name, because like an electronic appliance which can be used with electric ( AC / Alternating Current ) or battery ( DC / Direct Current ). So does he, he also can be used as a man or a  woman. He can played with a man or a woman.

I  think he was the pioneer of  Indonesian male comedian who played as woman. After him, there are several Indonesian male comedians who played as women. Tesy Srimulat, Susi Naryo, Ester. Then come the newer generation, a comedian who also a presenter like Olga Syahputra.

Beside that, in Indonesia especially in East Java there’s a traditional art namely “ludruk”. It’s almost like a comedy  teatre but all the players are male. So if the story needs a female character, a male player acts as a female character. Not only that, usually they have a specialization. A player with feminim face usually always plays as a female.

I am curious, wonder and want to know what would  my female coworker  say if she looked at this video of “Sweet Funny Adams” titled “AC/DC”. 🙂

Indonesia

Ketika saya memutar video dari AC / DC yang berjudul “Highway To Hell”, rekan kerja wanita saya yang duduk di sebelah saya mengatakan “AC / DC ?, banci !”. Untuk anda yang tidak dari Indonesia mungkin tidak memahami hubungan antara AC / DC dan banci. Di Indonesia, AC / DC dapat berarti banci juga.

Ini dimulai dengan  komedian Indonesia  pria yang sudah meninggal yang selalu bertindak sebagai perempuan. Nama panggungnya adalah Kardjo ACDC. Dia begitu populer dari 1970-an sampai 1980-an. Logika mengapa ia menambahkan ACDC pada namanya, karena seperti alat elektronik yang dapat digunakan dengan listrik (AC / Alternating Current) atau baterai (DC / Direct Current). Jadi demikian juga dia bisa digunakan sebagai pria atau wanita. Dia bisa bermain dengan pria atau wanita.

Saya pikir dia adalah pelopor komedian pria Indonesia yang bermain sebagai perempuan. Setelah dia, ada beberapa komedian pria Indonesia yang bermain sebagai perempuan. Tesy Srimulat, Susi Naryo, Ester. Kemudian datang generasi lebih baru, seorang komedian yang juga presenter seperti Olga Syahputra.

Selain itu, di Indonesia khususnya di Jawa Timur ada seni tradisional yaitu “ludruk”. Ini hampir seperti sebuah teatre komedi tapi semua pemainnya adalah pria. Jadi jika ceritanya membutuhkan karakter perempuan, maka pemain laki-laki bertindak sebagai karakter perempuan. Tidak hanya itu, biasanya mereka memiliki spesialisasi. Seorang pemain dengan wajah feminim biasanya selalu bermain sebagai perempuan.

Saya penasaran apa yang akan rekan kerja wanita saya katakan jika dia melihat video dari “Sweet Funny Adams” ini yang berjudul “AC/DC”. 🙂

Highway to hell

Last year I got a new friend in a social network. He added me first, but I hesitated.  Because after I looked at his photos and profile,  seemed that he is an ordinary guy who has a normal and happy  family. Why he wants to be my friend ? So I hesitantly confirmed his friend request. After that I sent him a message that asked him if he wasn’t wrong to add me as his friend. But his answer made me suprised, in fact he is a crossdresser. And I was his first crossdresser friend.

His further story continued to surprise me at least a little. Because he is a parish council in his church. He and his wife diligently serve his God. They are activists in their church. Later he even made an account using a female name in that social network and continue to add new crossdresser friends.

Then because of curiosity, I  asked him his opinion about crossdressing according to his belief. My question was very simple and maybe too stereotype “Is crossdressing a sin ?”.  And I said  there is a verse in the bible that said about it in Deuteronomy 22:5. He seemed to need some time to think about it and made an answer. After for a while, he said that we can not interpret a verse in the bible a piece by a piece separately. A man is judged by his function and his services  in society.

I couldn’t reply to his answer. I am younger than him, I am not a parish council in my church. So in my opinion, I surely am not wiser than him. Maybe the verse in the Old Testament was not longer suit with the recent situation. I hope that his opinion was right. Because if not, but even the other way around. Does it like that he is on highway to hell ? So do I 😦