How It All Started…

On 24 May 2017, the United Nations General Assembly recognized September 30th as International Translation Day (ITD) to be celebrated every year across the entire UN network, and today is 30 September 2018. To commemorate this year's #InternationalTranslationDay (ITD), I will share a story on how I first got into the language industry. It goes way … Continue reading How It All Started…

Me & Spanish, in the beginning

  It's funny how you suddenly find yourself smiling for hours, listening to a song over and over again, remembering and reminiscing a lot of memories from your head. Suddenly you just happen to listen to the right song that successfully triggers all those happy memories back, happy memories that happened in one period of … Continue reading Me & Spanish, in the beginning

Apa sih Bahtera itu?

  Kalau menurut kamus, kata "bahtera" itu artinya n (kl) perahu; kapal; dan "bahtera hidup" artinya n (ki) gelombang hidup; kehidupan. Tapi yang saya mau cerita kali ini bukan perahu, kapal, atau gelombang hidup. Yang saya mau cerita kali ini adalah Bahtera yang lain. Bahtera yang saya maksud di sini adalah nama milis komunitas penerjemah di … Continue reading Apa sih Bahtera itu?

Translating, Interpreting, Teaching.. :-)

  "Din, hidup loe enak banged sih.. tinggal ngajar gini gitu, sejam dapet sekian... ngoceh-ngoceh ini itu, sejam sekian.. ngetik-ngetik semaleman, dapet sekian.. Gw juga mau donk.. klo ada info ngajar, atau terjemahan gw mau ya.. Biar bisa kayak elo.. kerjanya jalan-jalan melulu.." Ucapan ini seringkali terdengar di telinga saya, dan saya sangat berterima-kasih atas … Continue reading Translating, Interpreting, Teaching.. 🙂

What to do when you are retired – Just For Laughs

Okay... so I found this story from a post on Facebook.. and I just couldn't stop laughing after reading it... I figure I should share this just for good laughs. Enjoy! -------------------- After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Walmart. Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring … Continue reading What to do when you are retired – Just For Laughs

Grammar Intermezzo – Conditional Clauses

Conditional Clauses is often a problem to many Indonesian students when learning English. They got confused with which one to use and how to use it. Now, let's take a look at some explanation about the clauses here: There are THREE TYPES of Conditional Clauses to start with: Conditional Clause Type 1 → It is possible … Continue reading Grammar Intermezzo – Conditional Clauses

Think Like a Lawyer!!!

The professor of a contract law class asked one of his better students, "If you were to give someone an orange, how would you go about it?" The student replied, "Here's an orange." The professor was outraged. "No! No! Think like a lawyer!" The student then replied, "Okay. I'd tell him `I hereby give and … Continue reading Think Like a Lawyer!!!