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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Membebaskan Diri

Membebaskan Diri Cerita Motivasi dan Inspirasi Nomor 1

Oleh: Radinal Mukhtar

Sore hari sambil menunggu waktu berbuka puasa, saya berbincang-bincang santai dengan seorang teman. Dari perbincangan santrai tersebut, saya mendapatkan sebuah cerita yang berbalut humor tapi inspiratif bagi kehidupan kita. Beginilah cerita teman saya tersebut.

Di sebuah zaman, hiduplah seorang lelaki yang mempunyai karakter diri yang berlawanan. Jika orang melihat selintas saja, orang tersebut tidak akan yakin bahwa ia mempunyai keterbelakangan mental dan penalaran. Di sekolahnya dahulu, ia selalu tinggal kelas dan akan naik bila ada ‘subsidi’ nilai dari guru-guru dan para pengajar.

Singkat cerita, karena dijebak oleh teman-temannya, lelaki tersebut dijebloskan ke penjara dengan tuduhan mencuri. Di penjara ia akhirnya bertemu dengan sebuah komplotan perampok yang telah lama mendiami ruangan penjara tersebut.

Beberapa hari berlalu, ia akhirnya berteman dekat dengan komplotan perampok tersebut. Dari cerita-cerita santai, mereka akhirnya sepakat untuk melarikan diri dari penjara. Dan karena itulah, pimpinan kelompok perampok tersebut akhirnya membagikan tugas pada dua sahabatnya dan juga lelaki tersebut.

Kepada mereka ia berkata, “Tugas A adalah mempersiapkan alat-alat yang akan kita gunakan untuk
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Monday, September 05, 2016

Meningkatkan Rasa Syukur

Meningkatkan Rasa Syukur Cerita Motivasi dan Inspirasi Nomor 1

“O Lord! that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness! – Oh Tuhan yang telah memberiku kehidupan, Berikanlah hamba hati yang penuh dengan rasa syukur!” ~ William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Penyair, Penulis Drama, dan Seniman

Realitas yang kita hadapi memang seringkali tidak sesuai dengan harapan. Banyak impian yang belum terwujudkan sesuai dengan keinginan. Tekanan dan tantangan hidup kian memancing kita untuk lebih sering mengeluh daripada bersyukur. Berikut ini kisah yang menginspirasi agar kita meningkatkan rasa syukur.

Diceritakan tentang seorang pengemis buta. Ia memegang sebuah papan kecil. “Saya buta, tolong bantuan!” bunyi tulisan itu. Sedihnya, banyak orang yang sudah berlalu lalang di depannya, tetapi sangat sedikit orang yang rela membagikan recehan mereka kepada pengemis tersebut.

Seorang pemuda memAndang penuh iba, lalu berinisiatif mengganti tulisan di papan tulis tersebut. Tak berselang lama, hampir semua orang yang lewat selalu membagikan uang mereka. Sungguh d
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Monday, August 22, 2016

Tak Lekang Oleh Waktu (Part 1)

Tak Lekang Oleh Waktu (Part 1) Cerita Motivasi dan Inspirasi Nomor 1

Di suatu kota, tepatnya di Bandung, hidup dua orang yang bersahabat karib sekali sejak kecil, mereka adalah Joe Sandy dan Abu. Joe merupakan seseorang yang cerdas dan hidup sendiri tanpa orangtua. Sedangkan Abu adalah anak keluarga berada yang kurang beruntung karena kakinya pincang. Selain itu daya tahan tubuhnya lemah sekali. Namun persahabatan mereka tidak terhalangi oleh perbedaan itu. Keduanya sama-sama menyukai sulap. Mereka berdua sering sekali mempraktikkan trik-trik sulap bersamaan.

Suatu hari, ketika pulang ke rumahnya, Joe melihat iklan salah satu stasiun televisi swasta yang mengadakan acara “The Master.” Joe yang sangat menyukai sulap tertarik untuk mengikuti acara tersebut. Tentu ia tak melupakan sahabatnya Abu.

Dengan riang Joe mampir ke rumah Abu dan memberitahu soal acara The Master tersebut. “Ini saatnya kita menggapai mimpi kita,” kata Joe. “Menjadi pesulap professional.” Abu pun merasa gembira dan sangat tertarik. “Kapan audisinya dimulai, Joe?” tanyanya. “Minggu depan. Audisinya di Jakarta. Di Mal Emporium. Ayolah, kita harus ikut, acara ini benar-benar hebat,” kata Joe gembira.

Mendadak senyum menghilang dari wajah Abu. “Kurasa orangtuaku tidak akan mengizinkanku, Joe. Kau tahu.. mereka tidak pernah mendukung hobiku.” kata Abu. Joe memandang sahabatnya itu dengan perasaan iba. “Tapi, Abu, kau bisa mencoba membujuk mereka, kan? Mereka mau mengantar
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Sunday, August 07, 2016

C3 (Cinta Chandra dan Citra)

C3 (Cinta Chandra dan Citra) Cerita Motivasi dan Inspirasi Nomor 1

Memiliki seorang sahabat itu rasanya memang sangat indah. Terlebih karena sudah bersahabat sangat lama, yaitu dari mereka terlahir. Yang satu merupakan anak yang berkepribadian pemberani sedangkan yang satu laginya kurang memiliki sifat berani. Si pemberani ini namanya Chandra. Cowok berpostur tinggi 178 cm nan gagah ini sering sekali berpergian dan bergaul dengan banyak orang. Gak heran kalau dia banyak memiliki teman.

Chandra memliki seorang sahabat yang bernama Dicky. Dia memiliki postur lebih rendah 20 cm dari Chandra. Namun hal ini tidak membuat Dicky menjadi rendah diri. Mereka terus berteman sampai pada akhirnya Chandra menemukan pujaan hatinya. Dia sering cerita pada Dicky. Karena apa? Ya.. karena mereka bersahabat lama. Setiap hal yang terjadi pada Chandra pasti Dicky selalu tahu lebih dahulu dari orang lain. Begitu juga sebaliknya.

Gadis yang kini menjadi pujaan hati Chandra itu bernama Citra. Gadis ini tidak terlalu tinggi dari Chandra, dengan menggunakan jilbab dan kulit yang sawo matang. Gadis ini mampu mengalihkan
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wayne Rooney Profile

Wayne Rooney

WAYNE MARK ROONEY

Wayne Mark Rooney is an English footballer. He plays as a striker for Manchester United, a Premier League club, and the England national team.

He was born 24 October 1985 at Croxteth, a suburb of Liverpool, Merseyside, England. His parents, Thomas Wayne and Jeanette Marie Rooney, are from Irish descent. Rooney and his younger brothers (Graeme and John) was brought up Catholic in Croxteth.

Wayne Rooney joined Everton youth club since he was 9 years old, and made his professional debut in 2002. But he just spent two years in this club before moving to Manchester United in the 2004 when he was 18 years old. United actually got a hard competition from Newcastle United that bid £ 20 million for Rooney. But Manchester United has won the bidding war with a bid of £ 25.6 million. This is the highest fee ever paid for a player who is still under 20.

Rooney has brought United won the Premier League four times, the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League and two League Cups. Also holds two runner-up medals from both the Premier League and the Champions League. In August of the 2011–12 season Rooney scored his 150th goal, becoming United's highest goalscorer since the start of the Premier League.

Wayne Rooney made his senior international debut with England national club in 2003. He played at UEFA Euro 2004 and scored four goals, briefly becoming the competition's youngest goalscorer. He is regularly selected for the England squad, including at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.

Rooney has won the England Player of the Year award twice, in 2008 and 2009. As of September 2011, he has won 72 international caps and scored 28 goals.

In 2011 he is listed as the third highest-paid footballer in the world after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, with an annual income of €20.7m (£18m) including sponsorship contracts.

First used the number 8 shirt Rooney made his United debut on 28 September in a 6–2 home win over Fenerbahce in the Champions League. He was even able to score a hat-trick. These goals made Rooney the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League aged 18 years 335 days. Though, his first season with Manchester United ended without winning a trophy. His club is only able to finish in third place in the league and unable to advance to the round of eight of the Champions League.

Rooney first trophy with Manchester United came in the 2006 League Cup, and he was also named man of the match after scoring twice in United's 4–0 win over Wigan Athletic in the final. And Rooney won his first Premier League title at the end of the 2006–07 season. Rooney, who then use the number 10 shirt last worn by Ruud van Nistelrooy, then successfully bringing United retain the Premier League trophy in the next two seasons (2007-2008 and 2008-2009). In 2007-2008 United also win the Champions League after they defeated league rivals Chelsea in the final. In the 2010-11 United won again the Premier League.*

Other profiles: Lionel Messi AND Cristiano Ronaldo

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Cristiano Ronaldo Profile

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese footballer. He plays now as a winger or striker for Spanish giant club Real Madrid and is the captain of the Portuguese national team.

Ronaldo was born at 5 February 1985 in Santo António, Madeira (Portugal). He is the youngest child of José Dinis Aveiro, a municipal gardener, and Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, a cook. He has one older brother, Hugo, and two older sisters, Elma and Liliana Cátia. His great-grandmother Isabel da Piedade was from Cape Verde

Ronaldo became the most expensive player in football history after moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a transfer deal worth £80 million (€94m, US$132m) for 6 years. In addition, he was to be paid £11 million per year over the following six years, made him the highest-paid football player in the world at the time.

Manchester United signed Ronaldo from Sporting CP (Sporting Lisbon) for £12.24 million in 2003 when Ronaldo still 18-year-old. He played for United till 2009, and success bring United to be the champion of Premier League three times (2006–07, 2007–08 and 2008–09)  

In 2008, Ronaldo won the Champions League with United, was named best forward and player of the tournament and was the competition's top goalscorer. He also crowned at 12 January 2009 as a 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year, a first Premier League player to be named. He is also the first Portuguese player to win the award since Luís Figo in 2001.

Netherland legend Johan Cruyff said in the year, "Ronaldo is better than George Best and Denis Law, who were two brilliant and great players in the history of United."

On 15 May 2011, Ronaldo became the highest goalscorer in a season in the history of Real Madrid with 51 goals, better than the club's record of 49 by Ferenc Puskás. He would later finish the season with a total of 53 goals, made him the first Real Madrid player to ever reach and exceed 50 goals in a season.

Ronaldo earned his first cap for Portugal national team in a 1–0 victory against Kazakhstan on 20 August 2003. He is a member of Portugal squad in Euro 2004 & 2008 and World Cup 2006 & 2010.

Other Profile:  Lionel Messi

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lionel Messi Profile

Lionel Messi
Lionel Andrés Messi is a best soccer player in the world now. He won Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player in 2009 and 2010. He is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for FC Barcelona. He plays as a striker or winger.

Lionel Messi was born 24 June 1987 in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. His father is Jorge Horacio Messi, a factory steel worker, and his mother is Celia María Cuccittini, a part-time cleaner. His paternal family ancestor is from Italy.

At the age of five, Messi started playing football for Grandoli, then he joined to Newell's Old Boys at 8. At the age of 11, he suffered a growth hormone deficiency. It needs much money for treat it, and FC Barcelona offered to pay his medical treatment if Messi move to Spain. Barcelona very impressed with Messi talent. Then Messi and his father moved to Barcelona where Messi joined the club's youth academy.

His playing style and ability have compare to Diego Maradona, who himself declared Messi as his "successor".

Messi broke his team record for the youngest footballer to score a goal in his debut in the 2004–05 season of La Liga. Major honours soon followed as Barcelona won La Liga in Messi's debut season, and won a double of the league and Champions League in 2006. He became a first team regular in the 2006–07 season and scoring a hat-trick in El Clásico versus Real Madrid.

Messi achievement increasingly skyrocket in following seasons. He scored 38 goals for Barcelona  in the 2008–09 season, and become the most important player of Barcelona successful in a treble-winning campaign. He broke the goals record in the following 2009–10 campaign, where Messi scored 47 goals in all competitions, equaling Ronaldo's record for Barcelona. He exceeded this record again in the 2010–11 season with 53 goals in all competitions.

Messi has won five La Liga titles, three Champions League titles, scoring in two of those finals, against Manchester United in both 2009 and 2011. He scored 12 goals in the 2010–11 Champions League, made Messi became only the third player (after Gerd Müller and Jean-Pierre Papin) to top-score in three successive European Champion Clubs' Cup campaigns. However, Messi is the first player to win the Champions League top scorer titles for three uninterrupted years after Champions League changed its format in 1992.

Messi was the top scorer of the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship in Netherlands with six goals, including two in the final match. In 2006, he became the youngest Argentine to play in the FIFA World Cup and he won a runners-up medal at the Copa América tournament in 2007. Messi led Argentine football team won an Olympic gold medal in Beijing (2008).

At international level Messi has scored 17 goals in 61 games.