Drawing a blank or not

Drawing a blank or not

Raffles and the British Invasion of JavaRaffles and the British Invasion of Java by Tim Hannigan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Raffles and the British Invasion of Java, by Tim Hannigan, is a well researched and well-written book. Tim Hannigan presents Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (6 July 1781 – 5 July 1826) in a way he has rarely been seen; not as a liberal paragon, but as a flawed, overly-ambitious man. He is presented as intelligent and creative, but also as willful, petty and somewhat of a hypocrite.

An examination of the life and legacy of the man often credited with the success that is Singapore. This book looks at what happened when the British invaded Java. It’s not an alternate history or an episode of Doctor Who. The British did invade and occupied Java for almost five years (Aug. 1811-March 1816).
The changes, reforms and consequences of that half-decade resonated long after they left. From government structure, land division and the administration of tax districts Raffles policies and decisions would have lasting consequences for himself, his family, Indonesia and for Great Britain.
The man who is touted as a great reformer is more often revealed as an example of colonial excess, greed and cultural disregard.

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Saturday morning, my son walked into my room and said he wanted to use his money to help the homeless.  I asked him what he had in mind, and he said he wanted to make them lunches. I have to be honest, I almost tried to talk him into just holding on to his money and having mom and dad pay for it, but the light in his eyes told me to just roll with it.

Testament and Promise

Each of us experiences grief, and each and every one of us has tears. No
one can say when, or when not, to cry. Nor how long the tears should fall.
Hold fast to your memories of smiles and laughter. Remember the warmth of
hugs, the gentleness of kisses, the touch of a hand , the scent of perfume
or cologne, or the sound of familiar footsteps. Remember both the serious
moments and the silly ones.
In days to come think on friendship, games played, dinners shared and plans
made. Live your life as both testament and promise. Honour their memory by
achieving anything and everything that is possible. Achieve with respect,
with humility and with faith.

Masing-masing dari kita mengalami kesedihan , dan masing-masing dan setiap
orang dari kita memiliki air mata. Tidak ada yang bisa mengatakan kapan,
atau jika tidak, menangis . Atau berapa lama air mata harus jatuh.

Berpegang teguh pada kenangan Anda tersenyum dan tertawa . Ingat kehangatan
pelukan , kelembutan ciuman , sentuhan tangan , aroma parfum atau cologne,
atau suara langkah kaki familiar. Ingat baik saat serius dan yang konyol.

Pada hari-hari yang akan datang berpikir tentang persahabatan , game yang
dimainkan , makan malam bersama dan rencana yang dibuat . Jalani kehidupan
Anda baik bukti dan janji . Hormatilah memori mereka dengan mencapai
sesuatu dan segala sesuatu yang mungkin . Mencapai dengan hormat , dengan
kerendahan hati dan iman .

Respect and Dignity for family and loved ones of Air Asia QZ8501

For family and loved ones: Please accept our condolences. Grief does not happen on a schedule. You need time.

Untuk keluarga dan orang yang dicintai : Terimalah belasungkawa kami . Duka tidak terjadi pada jadwal. Anda perlu waktu.

For the public:

Please give families and loved ones time, support and respect.

Untuk masyarakat:
Tolong beri keluarga dan mencintai waktu yang , dukungan dan rasa hormat.

For all the airport staff, military, support crews and rescue personnel: Thank you for your efforts under these horrific circumstances.

Untuk semua staf bandara,militer,kru dukungan dan personil penyelamatan:
Terima kasih atas usaha Anda dalam keadaan yang mengerikan.

For the Mayor of Surabaya Tri Rismaharini and East Java’s Governor H Soekarwo
: Thank you for your care, decency and Leadership

Untuk Wali Kota Surabaya Tri Rismaharini dan

Gubernur Jawa Timur Soekarwo H :

Terima kasih atas perawatan Anda , kesopanan dan Kepemimpinan

For President Joko Widodo: Thank you for your leadership and example.

Untuk Presiden Joko Widodo: Terima kasih atas kepemimpinan Anda dan contoh.

For the press: You are a public service. Please respect that and begin to
act with some measure of decency, professionalism and respect. If you can’t manage that, then reflect on your humanity.

Untuk pers : Anda adalah pelayanan publik.
Silahkan menghormati itu dan mulai bertindak dengan
beberapa ukuran kesopanan,profesionalisme dan rasa hormat.
Jika Anda tidak bisa mengelola itu, maka merenungkan kemanusiaan Anda.