Archive for Januari 2011

10 questions you should ask to yourself

On Senin, 31 Januari 2011 / By Fety Kusumanugraha / No Comments

10 questions you should ask to yourself

Be all you can be, but it’s not always in the Army. I often see myself as somewhat contented with my life the way things are, but of course it’s hard to think of anything else when where are real issues to be discussed.
Still I aspire for something deeper and more meaningful.
So we’re all pelted with problems. Honestly it shouldn’t even bother or even hinder us to becoming all we ought to be. Aspirations as kids should continue to live within us, even though it would be short-lived or as long as we could hold on to the dream. They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks… or can they?

1. What do I really want?
The question of the ages. So many things you want to do with your life and so little time to even go about during the day.
Find something that you are good at can help realize that small step towards improvement. Diligence is the key to know that it is worth it.

2. Should I really change?
Today’s generation has taken another level of redefining ’self’, or at least that’s what the kids are saying. Having an army of teenage nieces and nephews has taught me that there are far worse things that they could have had than acne or maybe even promiscuity. So how does that fit into your lifestyle?
If history has taught us one thing, it’s the life that we have gone through. Try to see if partying Seventies style wouldn’t appeal to the younger generation, but dancing is part of partying. Watch them applaud after showing them how to really dance than break their bones in break-dancing.

3. What’s the bright side in all of this?
With so much is happening around us there seem to be no room for even considering that light at the end of the tunnel. We can still see it as something positive without undergoing so much scrutiny. And if it’s a train at the end of the tunnel, take it for a ride and see what makes the world go round!

4. Am I comfortable with what I’m doing?
There’s always the easy way and the right way when it comes to deciding what goes with which shoes, or purse, shirt and whatnot. It doesn’t take a genius to see yourself as someone unique, or else we’ll all be equally the same in everything we do. Variety brings in very interesting and exciting questions to be experimented.

5. Have I done enough for myself?
Have you, or is there something more you want to do? Discontentment in every aspect can be dangerous in large doses, but in small amounts you’ll be able to see and do stuff you could never imagine doing.

6. Am I happy at where I am today?
It’s an unfair question so let it be an answer! You love being a good and loving mom or dad to your kids, then take it up a notch! Your kids will love you forever. The same goes with everyday life!

7. Am I appealing to the opposite sex?
So maybe I don’t have an answer to that, but that doesn’t mean I can’t try it, though. Whether you shape-up, change the way you wear your clothes or hair, or even your attitude towards people, you should always remember it will always be for your own benefit.

8. How much could I have?
I suppose in this case there is no such things on having things too much or too little, but it’s more on how badly you really need it. I’d like to have lots of money, no denying that, but the question is that how much are you willing to work for it?

9. What motivates me?
What motivates you? It’s an answer you have to find out for yourself. There are so many things that can make everyone happy, but to choose one of the may be the hardest part. It’s not like you can’t have one serving of your favorite food in a buffet and that’s it. Just try it piece by piece.

10. What Really Makes You Tick?
So? What really makes you tick? You can be just about anything you always wanted to be, but to realize that attaining something that may seem very difficult is already giving up before you even start that journey. Always remember, that self-improvement is not just about the physical or philosophical change you have to undergo, but it’s something that you really want.

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Red Beans Nutrition

On Kamis, 20 Januari 2011 / By Fety Kusumanugraha / No Comments

Red Beans Nutrition 

Red beans actually has the ability to cope with various diseases, among them:  
1. reduce damage to blood vessels  
2. lowering blood cholesterol levels  
3. reduce the blood sugar concentration  
4. reduce the risk of colon cancer and breast cancer. 

Nutrient content of red beans are very good for the health of the human body: 

 1. Dry red beans are a source of vegetable protein, complex carbohydrates,  
    fiber, vitamin B, folasin, thiamine, calcium, phosphorus, and iron.  
2. Folasin are essential nutrients that can reduce the risk of damage to blood 
3. Fat and sodium are very low, almost free of saturated fat, and free 
4. A good source of fiber. In 100 grams of dried red beans, can produce 4 
   grams of fiber consisting of a water soluble fiber and insoluble fiber water. 

Water-soluble fiber can significantly lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. 

To get the perfect properties of red beans, there are some things that need to be done in the process. After soaking, remove red bean soaking water. Then boil the red beans in a covered pan for 3 minutes, and let stand for 2 hours so the juices settle. Change the soaking water is boiled it with water, and let stand overnight. The next day, red beans ready to be cooked into a delicious meal. This needs to be done to eliminate the ability of red beans to produce gas in the intestines that would make the stomach feel bloated.
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Nutrient Content in Cassava

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Nutrient Content in Cassava (Ipomoea batatas)

There are several types of sweet potatoes (often also called cassava), but usually we find two kinds: sweet drier with brown skin and yellowish fruit, or sweet is sweeter with purple skin and orange-colored fruit. Benefits that you can get from cassava, among others:

1. One of the best sources of vitamin A
Cassava dubbed as a super food by the Center for Science in the Public Interest thanks to nutritional content. A single medium-size cassava provides more than 200 percent of the daily requirement for vitamin A. This vitamin appears in the form of beta carotene, which gives a yellow color of sweet orange.

2. Vitamins and other minerals
Cassava is also the best source of vitamin C, copper, vitamin B6, iron, calcium, potassium, and manganese. 

3. Easily digested
High content of starch which makes it less work for the digestive system, which eliminates the cause of abdominal pain. The high fiber can prevent constipation (and cause other stomach ailments). While vitamins A, B, C, calcium, and potasiumnya help relieve stomach ulcers, and similar problems because of the benefits preventing inflammation.

4. Carbohydrates are an alternative to dieting
Cassava are not cooked medium containing 112 calories, fat free and cholesterol free and low in sodium.

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The development of Batik Bali

On Rabu, 19 Januari 2011 / By Fety Kusumanugraha / No Comments
 The development of Batik Bali 

Bali is rich in potential of traditional motifs and fashion design. This excess is very understandable local businesspeople, so that with the rise of traditional industries of fashion today, those who were involved in the boutique business, trying to appear different in the eyes of the market. One of them, appoint a local batik using natural colors, unique and innovative spirit. 
Bali potential form of raw materials, design, natural color, and ability in making motives of people in particular are very innovative local designers, plus the uniqueness of Balinese culture and art that is implied in batik motifs are made, is a business asset that can lift the competitiveness of batik Bali on the market.
Some batik products that have the potential to be developed among them, cloth or kamben (Balinese language) with a variety of natural motifs and Balinese carving, patterned embroidered kebaya design, with natural color, shawl, headband, and various kinds of nuances unique Balinese traditional clothes but the innovative line of modern clothing industry development
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Cycling For Health

On Rabu, 12 Januari 2011 / By Fety Kusumanugraha / No Comments

Cycling For Health

Cycling and Health
Cycling regularly will not make us go faster than the motor vehicle or a car that's an anecdote from cycling. Cycling will be very beneficial to health and keep our bodies are always in a state fit.

Cycling and the Benefits for Heart and Heart
By bicycle every day will train our breath to breathe much longer in comparison with people who are not cycling, cycling is more effective than exercise and more cool aerobic.

Cycling is one of sport's most effective and inexpensive way to achieve health of expensive. For example, cycling and reduce the risk of heart attack, high blood pressure, and diabetes, for that is why cycling is one of the means to live a healthy life.
The results mentioned in the cycling short distances and is often done to reduce the mortality of approximately 22%.

Cycling and Weight loss
Cycling can be one of the programs to reduce weight. With the same bike we burn our energy generated from the food we eat such as chocolate and some alcoholic drinks (about 300 calories).
Only a 15 minute ride from home to our office 5-6 times a week, we have successfully reduced our weight 11 pounds in one year.

Cycling and Mood (spirit)
Cycling provides a positive effect on feelings and our mood. Cycling can reduce depression, strees, improve mood and motivate ourselves. As an example we can see with the cycling environment more closely, socializing with the environment, enjoy the scenery and fresh air. Bonus of all is health.

Cycling and Air Pollution

If you do not have to worry about air pollution caused by vehicle traffic, the study says people who bicycle less affected by air pollution from the people who ride in motor vehicles. This is possible because people in the bike breathe more regularly and inhale more oxygen.

Bicycle Helmets
Do not forget this one object, although until now there are many assumptions that wearing a helmet when cycling was not an essential assumption is wrong. by wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of accidents if we fall or other accident. To get a helmet in accordance with safety and comfort of cycling we can visit your nearest bike shop there we can get a lot of size options to fit our heads. With Helmets cycling becomes safer and more comfortable.

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The Secret Smile

On Jumat, 07 Januari 2011 / By Fety Kusumanugraha / No Comments

The Secret Smile

A smile is possible for you is simple and easy, simply pull the corner of his lips to the side and reveal the teeth easy right? But not that simple, sometimes smiling at certain times is very difficult. Especially if you are not "mood" to smile. Smiles are connected with a person's character, because not a few found the individual nature of "smiling". Smile a lot of feelings associated with heart, soul condition, and mood. A smile can affect health, stress level, and your charm. Smiles are also believed to be one way if you want to stay young. Smiles are known to have health benefits such as:
• A smile can make our stay young.
   Because a smile can flex facial skin, muscles used to smile come to make you look younger.
   If you want something different, then give your smile all day, and then you will look younger, and feel better.
• A smile can prevent heart attacks and reduce hypertension
  Heart attacks can be caused by stress conditions. With a smile can make you more relaxed so that the work
   of the heart was normal and the risk of hypertension can be reduced.
• A smile is an inexpensive sport and practical
  Smiling is the lightest sport but has the benefit that can not be underestimated. When we smile, the facial
  muscles involved moving. The muscle that makes us feel more flexible and fit body feels lighter.
• A smile can change our mood
  When we feel down or "down" try to smile. Maybe your mood will change for the better.
• To stimulate another person's smile
  When we smile, the smile that will make the atmosphere become more bright, changing the mood
  of someone else who is around us, and make everyone be happy. People who like to smile brings happiness
  for people around him. Often smiling then we will be liked by many people.
• A smile radiates a positive "Aura" and make life more meaningful
  People who are easy smile has its own charm. They will be seen as a person who is open, successful,
  confident, and resilient. Positive assessment is able to invite people to know better the even cooperated with
  us. People will smile more easily approached by people around him than those who stingy smile. Well, this
  means a smile capable of creating a close relationship between the owner of the smile with those
  around them.
Have you smiled today ... ...?

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History of Puppets In Indonesia

On Kamis, 06 Januari 2011 / By Fety Kusumanugraha / 1 Comment
History of Puppets In Indonesia

Derived from the word wayangan  that is the source of inspiration in the form of figure drawing and story so that it can clearly illustrated in the drawing mind because the original source has been lost.

At first, the puppet is part of the activities of religious animism worship 'hyang', that is the essence of his carried out among others in times of harvest or taneman in the form of ceremony Ruwatan, Tingkeban, or 'Merti Deso' for harvest work or even for the village to avoid any catastrophe.

In the year (898-910) M has become a puppet purwa but still intended to worship the sanghyang as it is written in the inscription balitung sigaligi mawayang make hyang, Bhima macarita yes Kumara (Translation of his kasaran roughly like this: held a puppet for the hyang tells the story of the Kumara bima).

In this era of Hindu Mataram, Ramayana from India successfully written in the language of the ancient Javanese (Kawi).

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History of Batik Indonesia

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History of Batik Indonesia

Batik is historically derived from ancestors, known since the seventeenth century, written and painted on palm leaves. At the moment motif batik pattern is still dominated by forms of animals and plants. But in its development history of batik have evolved, from painting motifs of animals and plants gradually turn to the abstract patterns that resemble a cloud, temple relief’s, wayang beber and so forth. Furthermore, through the merger of the painting with the art of decorating style clothing, batik art show as we know it today.
The type and style of traditional batik quite so much, but the patterns and variations in accordance with the philosophy and culture of each region are very diverse. Indonesia's cultural treasures so rich nation has been driving styles and types of batik tradisioanal with the characteristics of specialty themselves.

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