As a web application developer, I use WordPress as the CMS (not the free blog services provided by WordPress.com) for almost all of my projects related to corporate profile, personal blog, and e-commerce portal. The very first time I met the CMS, my heart fell for it. It is robust, reliable, and totally free. Oh, and most importantly, it’s really great in assuming that you’re a dumb. Because of the fact that I love it so much, I intend to grasp some new knowledge about it. Fortunately, there’s this event called WordCamp Indonesia 2011, for which I spent my last weekend.
Many things happen in one’s life: beautiful moments and depressing moments, falling in love and breaking up, laughing and crying, events and decisions, and other things that complete them as one big piece. Among all the things took place in my life, there were some which I regret and would have ran from. Coming to Taruna Nusantara High School on 2002 was one of them.
Few days ago I received an email from my colleague whose subject: “Earth Hour: First Time in Indonesia”. I was curious what’s inside and started reading it. And I really liked the content which is about Earth Hour. Earth Hour is a movement of millions people all around the world to turn the lights off on the same local time for an hour. In Indonesia, Jakarta especially, this movement will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 20.30 – 21.30. Then I googled the words and found its website with also a local link here. From the first time I read the email, I said to myself, “Oh for sure I’m doing this.” Then I watched a video in the website, the official video for this year Earth Hour. You know what, it’s so friggin’ touching…Here it is.
So, here I am, stated myself to participate, to make a difference, to take a stand, to save the earth. Let’s put the event on your calendar, set a reminder, so you too, can save the earth. I believe turning off lights for only one hour will neither give you any bad luck nor cost you any loss. Instead, you may would have given a better future for us, for your children, and for the earth.