Blue Monday


Hidup di negara yang mempunyai empat musim, membuat kita jadi rajin untuk selalu mengikuti prakiraan cuaca alias ramalan cuaca, kalo lupa satu hari saja tidak nemgecek cuaca hari ini, maka tau sendiri akibatnya……bisa salah kostum, bahkan kalo kita hanya menarik garis kesimpulan untuk hari ini tanpa melihat apa yang terjadi nanti siang bisa fatal juga, contohnya pagi hari cuaca cerah tau tau jam 12 bisa terjadi hujan. Jadi sebelum melakukan aktifitas cek baik baik apa kata ramalan cuaca jam 6 pagi, 12 siang dan 6 sore, karena pa yg diramalkan 90% selama ini selalu terbukti benar.

Seperti hari ini tgl 17 Jan 2011, hari ini disebut juga hari senin kelabu alias Blue Monday, kenapa begitu?

Begini ceritanya…….
Hari ini tepat  akan jatuh malam terpanjang dan siang terpendek dalam satu tahun. So saya segera mengecek islamic finder panduan kita semua ( jadwal sholat dll) dan benar setelah saya liat hari ini Fajr jam 06.41 (kalo di Indonesia mah adzan awal) dan sunrise 08.43, walau dikatakan jam 9 pagi akan mulai terang, tapi sekaran jam 11 siang  masih terasa jam 6 pagi di Indonesia. Dan hari akan mulai gelap gulita pada jam 17.00 alias adzan magrib mulai berkumandang.

Di waktu musim dingin juga biasanya kami berlomba lomba puasa senin kamis (pasti tau alasannya kan……hehehe yap! waktunya singkat)

Tentunya ada malam terpanjang dan ada juga malam terpendek, ya….malam terpendek jatuh pada pertengahan musim panas nanti  atau disebut juga the happiest day of the year.

Tadi pagi saya melihat berita di TV yang cukup membuat saya tertawa, hari ini di suatu tempat (di Belanda) akan dibuka workshop untuk menghalau blue monday menjadi ceria, caranya kita diajak tertawa bersama.

Nah bagi mereka yang suka itung itungan dan suka berlagak jadi ilmuan (kadang seperti suamiku yg harus jelas segala sesuatunya hehehe) berikut saya lampirkan bagaimana perhitungan blue monday bisa jatuh hari ini

http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Monday_(dag)

Blue Monday is a name given to a date stated, as part of a publicity campaign by Sky Travel, to be the most depressing day of the year.

This date was published in a press release under the name of Cliff Arnall, at the time a tutor at the Centre for Lifelong Learning, a Further Education centre attached to Cardiff University. Guardian columnist Dr Ben Goldacre reported that the press release was delivered substantially pre-written to a number of academics by Public Relations agency Porter Novelli, who offered them money to put their names to it.[1] The Guardian later printed a statement from Cardiff University distancing themselves from Arnall: “Cardiff University has asked us to point out that Cliff Arnall… was a former part-time tutor at the university but left in February.”[2]

According to a press release by a mental health charity[3], the formula is:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/1/d/a/1da90efee88e1a738833621cba3b84ff.png

where weather=W, debt=d, time since Christmas=T, time since failing our new year’s resolutions=Q, low motivational levels=M and the feeling of a need to take action=Na. ‘D’ is not defined in the release, nor are units.

Arnall says the date was calculated by using many factors, including: weather conditions, debt level (the difference between debt accumulated and our ability to pay), time since Christmas, time since failing our new year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and feeling of a need to take action. Writing about the calculation, Goldacre stated: … the fact is that Cliff Arnall’s equations … fail even to make mathematical sense on their own terms.[1]

This date allegedly falls on the third Monday of January. The date was declared by Arnall to be 24 January in 2005,[4] 23 January in 2006,[5] 22 January in 2007,[6] 21 January in 2008,[7] 19 January in 2009[8], 18 January in 2010 and 17 January in 2011 [9]

Mr Arnall also says, in a press release commissioned by Wall’s ice cream,[10] that he has calculated the happiest day of the year – in 2005, 24 June,[11] in 2006, 23 June,[12] in 2008, 20 June,[13] in 2009, 19 June[14] and in 2010, 18th June.[15] So far, this date has fallen close to Midsummer

PS.
Itu catatan tiga tahun yang lalu. Hari ini tanggal 20 Januari 2014, adalah hari blue monday juga.
Kalian merasa ‘blue’?
Aku tidak! Walaupun hari ini mendung luar biasa, tidak begitu dengan hatiku. Seperti pepatah bilang cuaca boleh mendung, asal jangan jiwa kita. Mari kita usahakan untuk selalu riang gembira.
*anjurankhususnyauntukdirikusendiri*

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