Raihan Kalla

Al Harkan's Blog

About Me

Student | Movie Enthusiast | Computer Hobbyist

Hi! Raihan Kalla is just an anagram of my name. I'm currently helping Indonesia Mengajar for its Movement & Talents Division, while also taking a major at University of Indonesia. ||| I love movies, computer and startup issues. 1000 Startup Digital, Startup Weekend, GDG Indonesia, Indonesia Android Kejar –alumni & now volunteer; and more!. ||| I identify myself as a programming & design hobbyist, technology & science enthusiast, while quietly studying music & filmmaking; but my main study is focusing on education career. I trust my gut that if I keep working hard, all of these interests of mine will intersect in the future –contributions to society.

Jakarta, Indonesia

ali.al@ui.ac.id | +62 856 5559 8898

Blog & Works

My writings revolve around technology, movies, literature, and sometimes about social issues.

Paradox of Learning

The whole point of this writing is to talk about my experience when I was learning extensively about subjects I’m passionate at, while ignoring the conventional, obligatory campus’ credit system. I’m a social student, yes, but that doesn’t stop me to study computer programming, design, film theory, and variety of other subjects like astrophysics, economy, […]

Social Media and Our Behavior

Did you remember the very first time we know Mxit and Yahoo Messenger? Where talking to people as easy as pressing a button. I do. It was all new fascinating stuff like all new stuff, it was exciting. To know chat messaging software make us realize we can talk to each other via text and […]

Dunkerque (2017)

It was that moment, when I watched “Interstellar” for the 20th times, That I realized I didn’t just like to write or to read. More than that, I’m fascinated with stories. Tell me stories, and we are best friends.   So, this is the movie I had been waiting for more than a year, and […]

Why Do We Love

I said it once and I’ll say it again: it’s uneasy for me to talk about this subject, no matter at what emotional state I currently have, in love or heart broken. For me love is an abstract subject which once I dive into and try to write about it, it feels like I was […]

Pertanyaan: Blockchain-Based Media, Memungkinkan?

Jika ada teknologi yang akan memiliki pengaruh sebesar internet dalam mengubah budaya masyarakat dalam dua dekade terakhir, itu adalah blockchain. Teknologi ini kini menjadi motor di balik distribusi mata uang digital (cryptocurrency) seperti Bitcoin dan beragam aset digital lainnya. Bahkan dalam perkembangan terakhir, pada bulan Mei Program Pangan Dunia (World Food Programme) PBB menggunakan Ethereum […]

Cerita dari Kepulauan Sula (1) – Ke Sula

Masih 3 minggu yang lalu saya mendarat di kota elok yang dulunya adalah ibukota Nusantara, sebelum pindah ke Batavia. Lalu menumpang kapal selama 14 jam, setengah hari semalam, ke daerah dengan sinyal padam. Setibanya di kabupaten tujuan, kami melanjutkan perjalanan hingga 6 hari ke depan, mengunjungi sekolah-sekolah di bagian pulau tepian. Bertemu pantai terindah dan […]