Nothing is perfect!

Back at the time before I went to USA, I thought everything in USA was all perfect. Good transportation facilities, high public awareness, the good and open governance has been practically working, and other aspects that bolster up this country to be the superpower country in the world. News feed spreads like a disease and … Continue reading Nothing is perfect!

Solidarity in Tallahassee

“It’s not so much the issues to talk about tonight, it’s important to get to know somebody else.” – Pastor Brant Copeland, Presbyterian Church “If you’ve got two hands full of food, you can’t hit anybody.” – Larry Mc Graw, Tallahasee Resident The biggest communication problem is that most of us want to speak but … Continue reading Solidarity in Tallahassee

OREGON’S ENCHANTING BEAUTY

Famous Chinese Philosopher Lao Tzu once said that nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. And that is exactly how it feels to indulge in the beauty of Oregon’s natural resources and tourist spots. Weekends adventures are the best time to contemplate lessons and values learned during weekdays’ meetings and activities. I highly commend … Continue reading OREGON’S ENCHANTING BEAUTY

Mayor of Eugene : ‘Open your Eyes’ Rock Star

When my agenda written to have meeting with Eugene’s mayor, I just act as another usual meeting. On the second the meeting run, I just realized that it was such a huge surprise and unbelievable session for me as well. I previously think that I only join with planning team who set the meeting with … Continue reading Mayor of Eugene : ‘Open your Eyes’ Rock Star

HEART FOR THE HOMELESS

The 13th Community Summit on Homelessness focuses on direct services given to homeless person such as shelter, nursery, youth facilities and drug rehabilitation support, among others. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, a homeless person is an individual without permanent housing living either on the streets, public or private shelter, single … Continue reading HEART FOR THE HOMELESS

Triple Bottom Line Soul

Another attempt that show Eugene’s strong leadership in sustainability is establishment of Sustainability Commission which act as a policy advisory body to the council and city manager in the development or initiation that will enhance, develop and create sustainable practices within the community. The Sustainability Commission consist of 12 citizen members and one city councilor, … Continue reading Triple Bottom Line Soul

When Sustainability is already as Pop Song

Being placed in the city where has long-history of outstanding implementation about sustainable vision, I could not more beyond grateful. Eugene, the 160.000 city’s population, put ‘sustainability’ (particularly for city’s officials, public institutions, and the business sector) in the back of their mind. Members of the Eugene community consciously desire a healthy economy which conserves … Continue reading When Sustainability is already as Pop Song

“We should pay more taxes “

In my entire life, I never heard someone said consciously that He/She loves paying taxes. Study reports that every country has a complex tax system and there is always some people that have contradictory opinions with the taxes regulations in their country. The public doesn't feel like their money is being used properly by the … Continue reading “We should pay more taxes “

MAKING THE MOST OF ALBANY CITY GOVERNMENT’S RESOURCES

For the Budget Year 2017-2018, the City Government of Albany has adopted the 424.117 Full-Time Equivalency positions and the approved USD 189,144,900.00 budget. These figures highly speak of the dedication and commitment of its human resources and the efficient utilization of its financial resources towards balanced and sustainable economic growth, social well-being and environment protection. … Continue reading MAKING THE MOST OF ALBANY CITY GOVERNMENT’S RESOURCES

The Emergency Warning System: Lesson Learned in CT

  Last night, while it was raining heavily outside, I was about to bed. Then, my phone started to vibrate and this message pop up! “What’s going on outside”, I guess. Another alert showed on my phone’s screen while I was sleeping. It did wake me up and luckily I found that my room’s ceiling … Continue reading The Emergency Warning System: Lesson Learned in CT