Senin, 16 Januari 2017

My Steps to Success

My Steps to Success

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It started on Sunday, December 5th 1999. A healthy baby girl was born at a hospital in Tasikmalaya when Sun just shined for minutes. Her mommy and daddy named her Baiq Elfa Desfira. And, she was me.

I lived at the same city for years.  In there, I got my first important lessons mostly from my parents and my cousin, Kak Udi. I taught how to do basic things I will need in my entire life, such as how to become friends with others. My family had enough money to provide me healthy foods, so I became a fat healthy little girl.

After that, my family and I moved to Cileunyi, Bandung. I met Rofi, a boy lived in the next door. He often visited my home. He also my classmate at my kindergarten (TKIT Al-Insaan) for a year, a place where I start love to draw my own cartoons. Then, I continued my study to SDN Cijati 1. I had many new friends and teachers there. There was where I knew Thintan, Eva, Zeva, Sheilla, some of my best friends. They taught me how to understand each others. They were my classmates for 6 years, so we had through ups and downs together.

Gratefully, I've never had serious problems about my school life and friendship. My parents could give me good books, bags, shoes, and other school things. They paid attention to my grades, always support and less complaining. My mommy never forced me to get high scores.

I was dreaming to become a doctor because I want to help my family when they are sick. So, I start loving and learning more about Science. Sometimes, I represent my school in competition. 

In 2012, I graduated from elementary school. I entered SMPN 2 Cileunyi (RSBI). I was a member of class 7C, 8C, and 9B. Of course I learn new things there, not only about Sciences, but also the social environment. It was such priceless experiences that ever happened in my life. I liked the social environment, buildings, and most of the lessons I got at class, so it was not really hard to learn about anything because I did it with love. But, one thing I didn't really like was competing, I just kept doing it but never optimize it. I took part of some competition, but I rarely won. Now, I realize that I was wasting my chances to improve my skill. I got a chance to be trained in a place full of genius. But in the end, I was not really sad because I got precious experiences. 

When I was a 8th grader, I joined some extracurriculars, they were Wall Magazine, English Club, and Aermodelling. I was a chairman of the English Club. I learned leadership, teamwork, time management, and express my opinions. It was not easy for me because I didn't really like to communicate with others about what I think, what I want. Also, in this phase, I changed my mind about my future career. I found that my passion was not in medical health, but more about Aerospace Engineering. I wanted to be an Engineer. I was inspired by my close friend's dad who worked in that field. He could get much money and visit many countries around the world. That's why I joined Aeromeodelling.

I've searched information about Aerospace Engineering faculty and found FTMD ITB. The campus was not so far from my house and it has great accreditation. My cousin also study there, so I think I could ask him about it. My daddy also support my big dream.

I attended course twice a week. It really helped me to understand better what I had learned form school. On Sunday, I joined drawing course not far from my house because my hobby was drawing. Frankly, I loved to draw random things, just to express my feelings without any colours (only black and white), using what I held on my hand and the nearest paper from where I sat down. It was just relaxing for me. I thought it my help me to accomplish my goal since sketch is the first step to build aeroplane. My daddy support my hobby, but in the next months I chose to quit and focus on my school. I obsessed to enter the senior high school that will give me bigger opportunity to pursue my dream, a Aerospace Engineer at Airbus Company. 

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I am happy that I am officially a student at SMAN 3 Bandung since 2015 although I am the only one from my junior high school. Once again, I am a loner for some times. I try adapting with the new situation and different system of curriculum. It was hard and tired at first, but my dream that stay in my brain and heart is the biggest reason why I'm still here. Also, the distance between my home and school makes me physically tired, so I chose to live in dormitory. This is my first time living by myself. 

Future Plan

Now, I'm a 12th grader. I'm planning  to continue my study to ITB (Institut Tekonologi Bandung), Program of Engineering Management. Once again, I change my mind. They said the job I've been dreaming is not appropriate for woman. It'll take much of my time, so I'll be rarely at home. I admit that I very disappointed to hear that, finding my dream just hopeless. But, I'm sure my daddy and sister do this because they love me, so I think twice and finally change my destination.

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The reason why I choose Program Engineering of Management is I really want to know more about technique and business at the same time. I want to be a success businesswoman. I want to make my own property and culinary company, BAI TEAM. I want to buy myself a good houses, cars, and take my family to many countries around the world. I  hope that I will complete my first degree in 4 years or less. I also want to open my first online/ offline shop in the second or third year. It'll help me to improve my time and money management.

I am going abroad before I apply job. I'll enroll in Germany. I'll try to take part-time job, so I can earn money by myself. 

After that, I'll back to Indonesia, get formal job, and prepare for my wedding. Me and my future husband will buy a house together and live in it. We're planning to get a minimalist house with a pool, backyard, and wide parking area. In there, we'll spend our quality time in the living room. The house will always be warm and neat, full furnished with good furniture we've bought before, mostly in white and violet.

So, what I have to now is learning, searching for opportunity, and pray hard. Pray for me!

Selasa, 15 November 2016

Discussion Text

 Death penalty in USA

Is the death penalty ethically acceptable?
No state has an absolute right to put its worst criminals to death although a majority of a state's residents may wish to confer that right on it. Of course all states do kill people, even where they do not have the death penalty. Our police are armed (by the state) and people get killed in shoot outs with them. Majority opinion is typically in favor of the death penalty, with recent surveys indicating around a 60 – 65% level of support. Opponents believe that it is wrong for the state to kill, per se.A factor that is conveniently overlooked by anti-death penalty campaigners is that we are all ultimately going to die and in many cases we will know of this in advance and suffer great pain and emotional anguish in the process. This is particularly true of those diagnosed as having terminal cancer. It is apparently socially acceptable to be "sentenced to death" by one's doctor without having committed any crime at all but totally unacceptable to be sentenced to death by a jury having been convicted of first degree murder after due process.  Another of the anti-death penalty fallacies is the implication that the alternative to execution is the inmate just walking away and resuming their normal everyday life.  This is of course not true – they will typically spend the rest of it behind bars.
So let us examine the merits to both the pro and anti arguments.
Arguments for the death penalty.
   Incapacitation of the criminal.
Execution permanently removes the worst criminals from society and is safer for prison guards, fellow inmates and the rest of us (in the event of an escape) than long term or permanent incarceration. It is self evident that dead criminals cannot commit any further crimes either in prison or after escaping from it. 
Money is not an inexhaustible commodity and the state may very well better spend our tax dollars on the old, the young and the sick rather than the long term imprisonment of murderers, rapists etc.However in the USA the cost of executing someone over giving them life in prison is often higher.  This is because of endless appeals being allowed in most states where the average time spent on death row is over 16 years. It is estimated that a capital case resulting in execution costs $3-4 million, whereas the typical cost of keeping someone in prison is $30-35,000 a year or less than a million dollars for a typical life sentence.  However this figure does not include for appeals and the increasing cost of health care as inmates age.  The states of Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Montana and New Hampshire have all considered abolition due to the high cost of capital cases effecting their budget deficits.  California will spend an estimated $137 million during 2009 on its 700 capital cases.
Execution is a very real punishment rather than some form of "rehabilitative" treatment, the criminal is made to suffer in proportion to the offence. Whether there is a place in a modern society for the old fashioned principal of "an eye for an eye" is a matter of personal opinion. Retribution is seen by many as a reason for favoring the death penalty. It is also felt by many families of murder victims to be a strong reason for witnessing the execution of their loved one's murderer, in states that allow this, as it provides closure for them. Anti capital punishment campaigners are fond of mis-quoting Ghandi’s saying that "an eye for an eye makes the world go blind".  This is nonsense because it wrongly presumes that we all commit murder, whereas only a tiny proportion of people do.  Given a population of around 306 million and a homicide rate of around 15,200 per annum less than 0.4% of the population actually commit a homicide in any given year.  Or conversely 99.6% of us do not kill.
Does the death penalty deter? It is difficult to be certain whether it does or doesn’t.  It is certainly not used as a deterrent by individual states, but rather, purely as a punishment.In most states, executions are a very rare occurrence. Only a very tiny proportion of murderers are sentenced to death in the first place - about 1.5%.  In 2013 just 80 death sentences were handed down in the whole country.  Only a small proportion of those sentenced to death are eventually executed, some may have their sentence reduced on appeal, some will die of natural causes awaiting execution. In all states, other than Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia and Delaware, the number of executions as compared to death sentences and murders is infinitesimally small. Texas accounts for 37.6% of all US executions since 1977.  With the exception of Oklahoma, Texas and Florida, 51% of the population, who commit 12% of all murders, are virtually exempt from actual execution it would seem, this being the female half of society. Just twelve women have been executed between 1984 and 2010, of whom one was consensual – Christina Riggs in Arkansas.  57 women were on death row nationally at October 2013. 
The U.S. homicide rate which includes murder and non negligent manslaughter, dropped from 24,526 in 1993 to 15,522 in 1999, the lowest since 1966 - during a period of increased use of the death penalty.  Four hundred and eleven (68.5%) of the 598 executions to the end of 1999, took place between 1993 and the end of 1999.  It should be noted that the distribution of these homicides is very patchy – there being far more in big cities, where 12,227 of them occurred and far fewer in rural areas.  Equally the murder rate for states with the death penalty is often higher than for those without. Texas had a homicide rate of 5.4/100,000 in 2009 while Iowa which has no death penalty had a homicide rate of 1.1/100,000 in the same year. Accepting that America is not a homogenous society, there does seem to be very wide variations in the murder rates of individual states. According to FBI figures there were 15,241 homicides giving a national average of 5.0/100,000 of population. It is dangerously simplistic to say that the rise in executions in the 1990’s was the only factor in the reduction of homicides. There has been a general trend to a more punitive society (e.g., "Three strikes and your out") over this period and cities such as New York claim great success in reducing crime rates through the use of "zero tolerance" policing policies. But otherwise, that has been reasonable political and economic stability over these years and no obvious major social changes. Improvements in medical techniques have also saved many potential deaths.
Arguments against the death penalty.
There are a number of incontrovertible arguments against the death penalty.The most important one is the virtual certainty that genuinely innocent people will be executed and that there is no possible way of compensating them for this miscarriage of justice. You may well find claims of 139 "innocent" people having been released from death rows nationwide over the past 30 years or so but this number needs to be treated with great caution. Some of them were freed on legal technicalities and others succeeded at re-trials due to such factors as key witnesses having died. So the incidence of genuine innocence is much rarer than the anti-death penalty lobby and television dramas would have us believe. 
Some states are still willing to prosecute on circumstantial evidence alone which is concerning.  Another very genuine concern is that a person convicted of the murder may have actually killed the victim and may admit having done so but does not agree that the killing was first degree murder. Often the only people who know what really happened are the accused and the deceased. It then comes down to the skill of the prosecution and defense attorneys as to whether there will be a conviction for murder in the first or the second degree. It is thus highly probable that people have been convicted of first degree murder when they should really have only been convicted of second degree murder or manslaughter.
A second reason is the abysmal administration of the death penalty in most states.  Appeals take for ever to be heard dimming witness memories of events. Attorneys on both sides are “drowning” in a sea of unresolved cases.  Unelected groups who have no mandate will try to interfere with a lawful death sentence by going before a sympathetic judge and arguing for a stay.  State Governors can take arbitrary decisions, as did the governor of Illinois, George Ryan who commuted the sentences of every inmate on death row there (some 190) in January 2003, without any regard for the crimes these people had been convicted of.
Although racism is claimed in the administration of the death penalty, statistics show that white prisoners are more likely to be sentenced to death on conviction for first degree murder and are also less likely to have their sentences commuted than black defendants.  At the end of 2009 the racial mix of condemned inmates was as follows : White = 1,453, Black = 1,351, Latino = 384, Asian = 41, American Indian = 38.  Anti death penalty groups cite as racist the disparity between the proportion of black defendants on death row and the proportion of black people in the population.  However African Americans are six times more likely to be the victim of homicide than white Americans and seven times more likely to be the perpetrators.  There cannot be quotas for homicide convictions, the police have to deal with the situation that they find, irrespective of the ethnic background of the perpetrator.  I am willing to believe that there was an element of racism in the application of the death penalty in former times where a black defendant would receive the death penalty, particularly for killing or raping a white victim, but a white person convicted of a similar crime might well not do so.  The true definition of racism is where a person is treated differently/more severely based solely upon their ethnic background.
There is no such thing as a totally humane method of putting a person to death, irrespective of what the state may claim (see later). Every form of execution causes the prisoner suffering, some methods perhaps cause less than others. One tends to think of these methods in terms of physical pain while overlooking the mental anguish that the person suffers in the time leading up to the execution. How would you feel knowing that you were going to die tomorrow at a specified minute of a specified hour?
It is claimed that the murder rate has gone up in some states in the months following an execution and it is claimed that there is a brutalizing effect upon society by carrying out executions, although this is hard to prove one way or the other. The death penalty is the most final of all punishments  It removes the individual's humanity and with it any chance of rehabilitation and their giving something back to society. In the case of the worst criminals, this may be acceptable but is more questionable in the case of less awful crimes.

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Sabtu, 05 November 2016

English Assignment


Hello everyone, here is example of testimony for applying job made by me :

Thank you. Have a nice day J

Senin, 31 Oktober 2016

English Assignment

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All you need to make A Bug in Jar are :
1.      Plastic jar
2.      Electric candle
3.      Wooden bug
4.      Green pebbles
5.      Artificial leaves
6.      Root
7.      Rope
8.      White acrylic paint
9.      Paint brush
10.  Scissor
11.  Glue

Tools and materials you need to make A Bug in Jar

How to make it :
1.      First, paint the inside part of plastic jar using white acrylic. Wait until it’s dry.
2.      After that, put all decoration stuff in the jar, they are artificial leaves, root, and green pebbles. Place the pebbles on the bottom, root and artificial leaves on the back side.
3.      Then, take a wooden bug. Glue the bug’s surface and stick it inside the jar. Make sure it is strongly attached.
4.      Take the electric candle and turn it on. Put it inside.
5.      Last, decorate the jar cap with rope and leaves so it will look more beautiful.
6.      Finally, our magical jar has done!
7.      Place the jar in a dark room. The hidden bug has been found!

Tips! Use hairdryer to make the jar easier to dry after it painted. 

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Thank you :) 

Senin, 10 Oktober 2016

Who are the woman that inspire me?

Who are the woman that inspire me?

By reading the question, I know that the answer will always be ‘Linda’. This 40 year-old woman has been living with me since early 1999. She let me eating, sleeping, even peeing in her tummy for about 40 months. She is the most patience woman I’ve ever met.  She takes care of me 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

Remember my childhood story, I was such a fat naughty little girl who loved annoying everyone. I liked to disturb my older sister and when she got mad, I would cry for a night. I could not sleep on other bed except the dirty one I have. She had moved it so that I didn’t sleep there, but I must be crying and crying until I got the bed back. When she didn’t at home, I was going out to the front yard then played near bee hive. I was attacked by a bee on around my eyes. In the end of that day, I cried again. I think it must be tired having a kid like me. But, I’ve never heard she felt ungrateful for having three daughters.

She is also a normal person like us. She can feel happy, angry, or sad. Sometimes, she gets mad easily when she is exhausted. She can be so happy and buy me things I want when something’s good happens. She teaches that life has ups and downs. All we have to do is face it and work the best for it.

The second most-inspiring-woman I’ve ever known is Florence Nightingale. I’ve read a book that tells a story about her when I was at elementary school. She is such a very kind person, helping many sick soldiers in Crimean war. It could be a very dangerous  act for her, being in a place full of blood and cry at night. She was so brave nursing all the soldiers so that she is called “The Lady with Lamp”. I can not imagine meet such a very caring woman in my life. 

Selasa, 13 September 2016

Job Vacancy and Application Letter


Lead Mechanical Satellite Systems Engineer Representative (m/f)

Airbus Defence & Space Friedrichshafen (ex Astrium SL)

Airbus Group is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, the Group - comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters - generated revenues of € 64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

A vacancy for a Lead Mechanical Satellite Systems Engineer Representative (m/f) has arisen within Airbus Defence & Space in Friedrichshafen. The successful applicant will join “TSOTA32 - Mechanical Systems Germany”.

Tasks & accountabilities

Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

·         Mechanical Systems Engineering manager of a satellite prime contract or equivalent
·         Leading the project's mechanical discipline comprising technical management, development, verification and I/Fs
·         Reporting to project and line management, co-operation with and advising of the project team and sub-system responsible
·         Representing work results to institutional/commercial customers
·         Leading the mechanical engineering support team in Friedrichshafen, on structure/thermal/mechanism analyses and design
·         Critically reviewing project documents, proposing designs and qualification concepts
·         Organizing and chairing project reviews and technical meetings
·         Writing proposals, technical specifications, budgets - and design documents
·         Actively contributing to the improvement process of the mechanical discipline
This role will involve some travel for business, mainly within Europe, and as such you must be able to travel accordingly.

Required skills

We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:

·         Master's degree in aeronautics, mechanical engineering or equivalent
·         Substantial knowledge in thermal, propulsion or instrument engineering is an asset
·         The ideal applicant has successfully completed a satellite system development phase B/C/D at least once as a lead mechanical systems engineer
·         Familitarity with the ECSS development approach
·         Experience in the delegation to and controlling of the work of sub-contractors
·         Demonstrated experience and aptitude for finding feasible technical solutions as well as an excellent engineer with the needed management skills
·         English is the required working language, German skills would be a huge asset

COUNTRY    : Germany
LOCATION   : Friedrichshafen
DIVISION     : Airbus Defence and Space
EMPLOYEES            : approx. 2,500


September 7th, 2015

Irene Adler
Arcisstraße 12
München, Germany 80333
Phone  : (+49) 81 584878

Dirk Erat
Airbus Defence and Space
Friedrichshafen, Germany 88090

Dear Mr. Dirk Erat,

I am writing you this letter to let you know my interest in Lead Mechanical Satellite Systems Engineer Representative position at Airbus Group official website. I believe I meet all requirements, given my five years experiences working in mechanical aerospace systems around USA. I believe that working as Lead Mechanical Satellite Systems Engineer means advance skill in think, write, organize, and communicate the project’s mechanical discipline, and I know that my skills prove my ability to fill that role.

In the end of 2021, I graduated from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Then, I worked as Aeronautical Lecture in my campus for around two years. While there, I joined a national research team. I won the second place in an international research event held by well-known mechanical company in 2024. I got a scholarship to MIT and received my master degree in Aeronautical Engineering on the next two years. After that, The Boeing Company invited me joining their group in Lead Satellite Engineer in Seattle. I have done Space Transportation System Development Project in German as team leader.  This experience would be applicable to the mechanical satellite system engineering offered on your huge company.

Your company leads aeronautics, space, and related services, a field which I would like to pursue a career. It will be such an honor to become a part of global leader aerospace company. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Irene Adler

Enclosure :
1.      Resume
2.      Research certificate
3.      Work certificates

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