Kamis, 23 Agustus 2007

Pingin

Bellini - Pour 1 part fresh (white, preferably) peach puree into a champagne flute and top up with 2 parts Prosecco.

Champagne Cocktail - Drop a sugar lump into a champagne flute. Add a dash of Angostura Bitters (and a twist of lemon peel) then top up with Champagne

Mojito - Mash up 10 mint sprigs and a teaspoon of sugar syrup. Add two parts rum and 1 part lime juice and pour over ice. Top up with tonic.

Pina Colada - Blend 2 parts rum, 3 parts pineapple juice and 1 teaspoon of coconut milk together. Pour over ice.

Cosmopolitan - Shake 1 1/2 parts vodka, 1 part Cointreau, 1 part cranberry juice and a dash of lime juice together over ice. Strain and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a peeling of lime rind.

Margarita - Mix 2 parts Tequila, 1 part triple sec (or Cointreau) and 1 part lime juice in a shaker with ice. Strain into a salt rimmed Martini glass.

Dirty Martini - Shake together 2oz gin, 1 tbspoon of dry vermouth and 2 tbspoons of olive juice. Pour into a frozen glass, add 2 olives to garnish.

Black Russian - Shake 2 parts vodka, 1 part Kahula together in a mixer. Pour over cracked ice and top up with lots of coke.

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'Hand Soap'
sabun tangan... sabun buat tangan, sabun bentuk tangan.

(Sollar Cell) - Sun Jar
Menyerap cahaya matahari waktu siang, bersinar di waktu malam... serasa nangkep cahaya matahari.... taro di setiap jendela rumah *membayangkan*






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Things I Want



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Senin, 20 Agustus 2007

Another Monday

Another Monday....
So today is gonna be a slow day..
Anyway, there is a quote I read:

"I figure wherever I am, that's the place to be." -- Tommy Lasorda

For me, it's hard to bring that words into real world. Can u imagine, wherever u are, u must be belong there.
Whenever I wake up in the morning, I just imagine my self as a girl who stuck doing the lousy job.

let me tell you a story..

my sis and I chat about one of our teacher (the teacher taught me when i was in junior high school-around 1998, and she taught my lil sis in senior high school-last year-its the same school). She's a great teacher of physic, tough woman, she speak loud and fast. She's a rebel, well, sort of.
My sis told me that our teacher (i will name her Mega*) is having some problem with 'yayasan'. I dont know exactly whats happen, but my sis said its about 'pesona fisika' sort of things. 'Yayasan' not agree to have that teaching method in that school.
So the story goes... the 'Yayasan' move Miss Mega into other school, and she is ask to teach junior high school (turun pangkat). She cant stand being bully, so she move to other school.

The 'Yayasan' people tells one of the parent: (its not a direct quote)
"saya sengaja bikin ga betah guru2 yang memberontak, supaya keluar dengan sendirinya, jadi ga usa bayar pesangon PHK"

That's just unbelieveable!!! If a reputable school could find such a $%*# way to shut one of their teacher career, how about other school or company?

What's wrong for being defferent, if that can be better solution?
Well, guess what? Sometime, in the real world, it doesnt really matter what you do and how well do you do that. If you find someone in the 'upper branch' of tree who didnt like you. You better be ready do move to the other tree.

Anyway, for miss Mega*, I wish you have found some place which you can teach way more kids and put your talent in a good use.

* not a real name

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Puff, the magic dragon


Puff, the magic dragon Lived by the sea And frolicked in the Autumn mist In a land called Honah-Lee Little Jackie Paper Loved that rascal Puff And brought him strings and sealing wax And other fancy stuff

Chorus: Puff, the magic dragon Lived by the sea And frolicked in the Autumn mist In a land called Honah-Lee Together they would travel On a boat with billowed sail Jackie kept a lookout perched On Puff's gigantic tail Noble kings and princes Would bow whene'er they came Pirate ships would lower their flags When Puff called out his name

Chorus: A dragon lives forever But not so little girls and boys Painted wings and giants' rings Make way for other toys One grey night it happened Jackie Paper came no more And Puff that mighty dragon He ceased his fearless roar His head was bent in sorrow Green scales fell like rain Puff no longer went to play Along the cherry lane Without his life-long friend Puff could not be brave So Puff that mighty dragon Sadly slipped into his cave

Written by Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton, copyright 1963 Pepamar Music Corp.

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Rabu, 15 Agustus 2007

Barbers do not exist

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects.
When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: "I don't believe that God exists."
"Why do you say that?" asked the customer.
"Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a loving a God who would allow all of these things."
The customer thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument. The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop. Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and unkempt. The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber:
"You know what? Barbers do not exist."
"How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber.
"I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!"
"No!" the customer exclaimed.
"Barbers don't exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside."
"Ah, but barbers DO exist! What happens is, people do not come to me."
"Exactly!"- affirmed the customer.
"That's the point! God, too, DOES exist! What happens, is, people don't go to Him and do not look for Him. That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world.

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Senin, 13 Agustus 2007

Rocky - Inspiring Story

The enemy of a great life is a good life~Jim Collins~-
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Sebuah kisah nyata yang tepat bagaimana kita menunda kesenangan kecil demi mendapatkan kesuksesan yang lebih besar, adalah Sylvester Stallone. Stallone lahir dari sebuah keluarga miskin di Amerika. Walau demikian, latar belakang keluarga tidak menghalanginya untuk bermimpi menjadi seorang bintang besar. Saat remaja, dia sudah sering mencoba casting di beberapa film murahan, namun itupun tidak pernah berhasil. Suatu saat, Stallone terinspirasi pada sebuah pertandingan tinju, yang membuatnya menulis tentang manuscipt film olahraga tinju, “Rocky”.
Stallone mencoba menawarkan skrip-nya kepada berbagai perusahaan film, tapi tidak ada yang mau membelinya. Sampai akhirnya, ada sebuah perusahaan yang mau menawar harga naskah film tersebut sebesar 75.000 dollar, sejumlah uang yang nilainya puluhan kali lipat dari uang yang pernah dimiliki Stallone.
Saat itu, ada kebimbangan di hatinya. Uang itu, cukup untuk membuatnya hidup lebih layak dan makmur. Tapi di sisi lain, Stallone ingin menjadi seorang aktor terkenal, bukan seorang penulis naskah film. Jadi Stallone mencoba menawarkan kepada perusahaan film tersebut, agar dia yang menjadi aktor utamanya. Mereka menolak. Negosiasi menjadi alot, karena Stallone menolak menjual naskah tersebut jika bukan dia yang menjadi pemeran utamanya. Bahkan saat harga naskah itu meningkat hingga satu juta dollar, Stallone tetap menolaknya. Walau ia miskin dan lapar, tapi dia berani menolak uang tersebut, hanya karena dia sudah punya impian yang kuat.
Akhirnya, perusahaan film itu menyerah juga, dan mereka mengijinkan Stallone menjadi pemeran utama, dengan syarat naskah itu dijual hanya dengan harga 35.000 dollar, serta Stallone hanya akan mendapat bayaran sejumlah persentase tertentu jika film itu cukup laku di pasaran. Semua orang di sekitarnya mengatakan bahwa keputusan itu adalah keputusan terburuk yang pernah diambil Stallone.
Pada waktu film Rocky diluncurkan, bukan saja film itu menjadi laris, tapi bahkan menjadi box office di seluruh dunia, dengan total penjualan bersih menjadi 171 juta dollar, meraih 10 nominasi untuk academy awards, serta mendapatkan satu piala Oscar. Stallone langsung naik daun menjadi aktor kelas atas Hollywood.
Jangan pernah terjebak dengan kenyamanan sementara, yang kadang membuat kita merasa sudah puas, padahal bukan itu sebenarnya yang kita inginkan. Nikmati hasil sementaranya, tapi tetaplah punya visi ke depan yang jelas, untuk terus mengejarnya.

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What I Want

Last Saturday, 11 August, my sister celebrated her 17th b'day party. Sweet Seventeen, so they said. well, it makes me realized that i'm getting old...

Dengan umur sekarang, sayangnya, blum ada yang bisa dibilang puas.. Huah.. Kadang pengen rasanya ganti suasana. Bukannya nyerah ama keadaan sekarang, tapi cuma pengen lebih ngejalanin hidup yang kaya dengan pengalaman2 berharga.. jadi nanti kalo gua uda punya anak, gua bisa cerita banyak ke anak gua tentang ini-itu. coba kalo sekarang.. Bener2 jauh dari yang gua pengen.

i want to travel the world. I want to buy an Island. I want to wake up every morning and feel free to plan the whole day. I want to take vacation. I want to own a bussiness that I care about. I want to make my family happy. I want to make my parents proud. I want to be wise. I want to put my talent in a good use. That's my great life.

Sometime what we want is not what we really need. I just try to belive that this road I'm taking, is what I really need to go trough.

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Jumat, 03 Agustus 2007

Exhausted

Sometime i feel like running from one moment to another. There's no time to stop and take a deep breath for a while.
My job waste most of my weekdays, and my weekend didn't spent like it supposed to be. When I felt like I'm about to blow, I just can't take it out.
I not in control of my life from 7a.m. until 7p.m.
Exhausted....
Saturday and Sunday supposed to recharge my passion or spirit whatsoever, but it didn't.
I need a break. No no, I WANT a break.
My mind is full of things that I cant change.
I cant change the fact that:
do{
for (i = 0; i<5; i++){ //weekdays
Wake in a sleepy soul... no one to ask to "mba, masak mie dong". So DIY please...
I'm tied up from 9 to 6
At 6, just cant simply walk away. 'tenggo' is definitly not in their books.
Dinner... blah blah blah...
11p.m....
At the end of the day I dont feel like I have done anything useful that day.
}
for (i=0;i<2;i++){ //weekends
go home
do what i'm supposed to do last month (pending appoinment, pending reunion, family dinner, bla bla blah)
}
}while(???)

I cant complain, coz I know I'm lucky to have this life and all the people in my life.
But...
I'm speechless.

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