Mar 31, 2011

Nostalgia : My Favorite Children’s Television Series

Started in April 1981, Si Unyil ran every Sunday morning on the TVRI, the Indonesian national television company. TVRI was the one and only television station that I can watch at that time. This television series soon became my favorite, perhaps it’s because I had no other alternative program, hehehe.

All characters in the Si Unyil are hand puppets. The Unyil show told a story about the daily life of a typical Indonesian family that lives in a rural area (Sukamaju Village). Unyil lives with his dad, mom, and cousin. His best friends are Usro and Ucrit while other friends like Endut and Cuplis, sometimes, become his ‘enemies’. The conflicts often occured between the two groups; and the story always ended with a message to become a good children.

There are other adult characters that attracted my attention at that time. The most entertaining though antagonistic adult characters are the short-tempered Pak Raden and the lazy Pak Ogah.

I remembered that I never wanted to leave home in Sunday morning. I will cry if I can’t watch the show. Even my father must record some episodes; so that I wanted to go out with them, though I still felt disappointed. I was a big fan of Si Unyil show for about two years. As soon as I knew The Muppet Shows, I turned into a big fan of Kermit the Frog, hehehe. What’s your favorite television series in your childhood?


Mar 29, 2011

A Vendor Boy

This boy moved actively. He approached every car that came and parked to offer his merchandises politely. I guess he sold various crispy chips. I captured him while we (I and my husband) were on a food booth nearby. I really appreciate his effort and struggle; hope he will become a successful person one day.

Mar 27, 2011

Getting the Safe Fragrance and Profitable Opportunity

Who doesn’t want to smell their favorite scents at their own homes? Nowadays, there are many different fragrance items available in the market. Scented burning candles are just one of them that have already become very common fragrance items that you can see in many stores. I also ever bought it. I can enjoy the fragrance, but I don’t like its smoke and residue.

Since I don’t like smoke presence in my home, I’m so glad when I first to know Scentsy Warmer. If it’s a new thing for you; let me describe a little here. A Scentsy Warmer is an electric wax warmer that uses a light bulb to release the good scent into the air. Since it uses electricity, there won’t be any annoying thing like flame, stain and smoke. Isn’t it great? If will be perfect for homes with children and pets inside!

Just put some Scentsy Bars on top of the Scentsy Warmer. The option for you is huge; more than 80 fragrances! Plug the warmer in, flip the ‘on’ switch, and then you can have the beautiful scent in any room at your home. It’s very simple, right?

If you really love Scentsy various fragrances; don’t worry, you can apply it in any space and time that you need. You can get other Scentsy products that don’t use electricity; such as Scentsy Buddy, Scentsy Bricks, fragrance foam, scent pack, scent circles, room sprays and travel tins.

Scentsy products are brought to their customers by direct selling way. As a successful direct selling company that has achieved several awards, the Scentsy Company allows you to join and become one of their Independent Scentsy Consultants. If you are interested to have a new business opportunity that offers you flexible hours, good earning and experience; joining Scentsy can be the best decision. Visit the website to getting more information!

Mar 25, 2011

Sky Watch: Boys Statue

I captured this statue in a recreational area (Taman Telaga Arwana, Cibubur, West Java, Indonesia). Since there’s no water coming out from the boys, I didn’t notice before that in fact; the statues are a bunch of passing water boys. I’m more interested with one boy that sticks out his tongue. As usual, the blue sky becomes a perfect back ground.
Sky Watch Friday

Guide to a Long Distance Relationship – How Do Long Distance Relationships Work

Some people say that a long distance relationship won’t last. Here, I’ll give you some tips to make this type of relationship last for years and even forever. Prove others that they’re wrong. If you love your partner, I’m sure distance won’t be a factor at all. You will feel that those kilometers or miles that set as the barrier between you both is just a 5 inch thick wall.

Tips to a long distance relationship
A bridge that will make you closer to your love oneThe primary reason why other people choose to go abroad even though there’s the big risk of being away from your love one is the will to seek for a brighter future or in other words, to work abroad. You can’t blame these people. They just want to help their family. And our primary task, being their partner, is to trust and support them. These are the guidelines to make a long distance relationship works:

First, trust one another
Trust is the most important thing to have in this kind of relationship. Without trust, your tower of love will just fall apart. You should be confident that your partner won’t do anything that can destroy your relationship.

Always express feelings with one anotherEven though you’re both far from each other doesn’t mean that there’s no way to tell “I love you”. Technology makes it possible. You must learn to express it on phones, Emails, video calls, chatting and IM. This is a good way to increase your relationship’s foundation and stability.

Communicate as frequent as possibleYes I know that you don’t have the control in case of your time, but you can to something to find time for a simple talk to just keep you both in touch. 15 minutes to 1 hour of talk is not bad. You must do this every day, if possible. This can lessen the distance between you.

Online DatesDo you think that it’s impossible for you both to date just because he/she is far away? Literally its impossible, but again, there’s the help of our best friend “technology”. With help of webcam, you can watch movies, eat dinners or even walk together in the park. There are many ways to do this, so there are no excuses for not doing this, unless you don’t really love him/her.

Express your love via snail mailReaching him/her with the help of technology is a great thing to do. But there is a traditional way to communicate with him/her that is more effective than any other gift of modernization. Writing a letter, for me is the most effective way to let him/her feel that you love them. Why? Because you exert more effort and you can express your feeling more if you write a letter for him/her.

Be creativePut some effort to do the craziest ideas that can make him/her happy and most specially, to surprise him/her. Those excitements from your creative ideas will bring the spice that can make a relationship happy and strong. Try to surprise him/her with a funny production number through video call or maybe, surprise him/her with a simple poem that you originally wrote just for him/her and send it through emails. There are many ways to surprise someone, just be creative.

Alvin Mercer, an ordinary guy that always works abroad to help his family and to have a better future for him and for his fiancé. Besides from being a bread winner to his family, he got some worries that his fiancé can cheat on him because he is always out of their country. Until he finds out about this very easy method to
monitor his girlfriend's activities and to erase his worries. This helped him to strengthen their long distance affair. And he is willing to share it to others who are also in a long distance relationship.
Image source:google

Mar 23, 2011

Nostalgia : Incident on the Beach

The incident happened on Parangtritis Beach (Central Java, Indonesia). I’m a first year student in Lower Secondary School at that time. In Indonesia, there are still some people that believe in myths. Parangtritis is one of south beaches. There’s a legend told that south beaches in Java Island are the authority area of Nyi Roro Kidul, a sea queen in ‘other’ world.

Since the queen loves green; there’s a rule for south beach visitors: “Don’t wear green clothes. We can’t guarantee your safety on the beach”. There’s a rumor that some visitors that disobey this rule were drowned while they were swimming and the body can’t be found. Local people said that they were taken by the queen and then they were become workers in her ‘under the sea’ palace.

That day, I wore dark brown t-shirt and my Mother wore green dress. But the one that fell on the beach was me! We were playing with wave until the sea water touched my knees. It was so fun at first. But later, the wave became stronger and stronger; I can’t help to stand still. I fell and the wave was like pulling me toward the sea. I screamed loudly; asking for help.

I remembered that I was pushed forward by waves. My Mother was my hero, she can grab me quickly. You can see in the second photo; we’re hugging after she saved me. My body was totally wet and the sand was over my body too. Some sand was in my mouth! A scary experience. My father captured this moment.


Mar 22, 2011

Playing on the Train

My husband captured this sweet moment candidly. We were on the full train, there’s no empty seat for them. The father knew how to cheer up his kids. He brought gadget tools; so the kids can play. It’s a nice way to avoid boring times! Though they must sit on the floor, they still can enjoy the train ride.

Ruby Tuesday

Mar 21, 2011

Red Sunflower

It’s my first time to see sunflower that isn’t yellow. I saw these flowers inside Nusantara Flower Park (Cipanas, West Jawa, Indonesia).

The red sunflower is very special as it doesn’t occur in the wild. The red sunflower is a result of breeding flowers. That’s why they are so unique and dramatic (source:Wikipedia).

Mar 19, 2011

To Appreciate Our Moms

What’s the meaning of a mother to you? Whether in the mind of a daughter or a son, a mother means someone who cares for you in her uterus for nine months and then takes you into the world to enjoy life. Mothers are life givers!

Mother is a person who leads you through your babyhood and changes you from the soft and vulnerable individual to the strong, smart, kind and successful person. Being like a guardian angel, she always supports and guards you, in your good and bad times. Every time you need her, she’ll always be there for you to give any help.

I remember that when I was a child and teenager, my mother was my best friend. We can talk for hours every day. We often went out together in the weekends. Since my mother had leaved me forever in 1999; I always memorize those times as one of most wonderful times in my life.

A mother is a very important person in every one’s life. She is a person that deserves to obtain appreciation and affection. To convey gratitude to all moms in the whole world, every country has determined one special day in a year as a Mother’s Day. In this special day, all daughters and sons should attempt to make the day as an unforgettable and impressive one for their mothers. Your mother should treasure the special feeling of this day and the greatness of the feeling should be kept in her heart for a long time.

What can you do to make the coming Mother’s day as a memorable time for your mother? For your information, the dates and months of Mother’s Day between countries are different. In the USA, Mother’s Day is celebrated in the second week of May. The most near is in UK, for this year, Mother’s Day will be celebrated at April 3th. For UK people, you still have two weeks ahead to make any plan to celebrate it!

Approaching Mother’s Day, most people will busy to find the perfect
Mothers Day gifts for their mothers. If my Mother is still with me, I want to give her a personalized Mother’s Day gift: a poems book that contain lovely words about Mothers and our names will be mentioned at the book. But in actual fact, all I can do is visiting her grave, putting her favorite flowers on it and sending prayers. So, have you already made any plan for upcoming Mother’s day?

Mar 18, 2011

Sky Watch: Rice Field and Morning Sky

I took this view at about On the way to Nusantara Flower Park, we passed through the rice fields in the near village. At that time, I failed to capture the sunrise moment as the sun was covered by dark cloud. At least, I still can have this lovely morning moment.
Sky Watch Friday

Falling Spot

It’s my late Nostalgia meme. My nostalgia post this time was about one falling incident. I forget the exact date; but I remember that it was dusk time and the rain was falling lightly.

At that time, we were visiting potatoes farmers in Kaligua hill (Bumiayu, Central Java, Indonesia). Knowing the day will be dark soon, we decided to hurriedly go back to the city.

Riding a motorbike, we passed through the winding roads on the hill. Since it rained, my husband drove slowly. He wore a wide raincoat. I sheltered behind his back and my body was covered by the same raincoat. I wasn’t able to see the road ahead!

After a while on the way, I felt that the motorbike started to slip and moved uncontrollably. I heard my husband screamed, ”Oh my God, we fell…”

Next thing I knew, as the road is a downward one, I fell down off the motorbike and slided toward the gap ahead. Thank God, my husband can catch my left hand, though his half body was below the motorbike. Thank God too that the road was empty from another vehicle. It could make things worst.

Soon, we can stand and calm ourselves. We had no severe wounds; just a little pain on legs and hands. A few minutes later, we continued the journey. We must be more careful next time! I captured this falling spot while we were visiting the hill a few months ago. My husband still remembered the precise spot.


Mar 15, 2011

The City Hall

Bogor City Hall is located right on the edge of H. Juanda street; approximately 600 meters northwest of Bogor Presidential Palace. Sorry for not sharing here the best angle of the building, as I captured it from the moving car.

This City Hall still keeps the colonial era architecture. Built in 1868. The building faces the street (south) and has a wide enough front yard. It was painted white and façade section has beautiful and impressive pillars.

The City Hall is used as a work office for Walikota Bogor (the head of city government). Some Bogor city government offices are located on the back of an additional building.

Mar 13, 2011

Stardom Red Geranium Flowers

I captured these red flowers inside the green house (Nusantara Flower Park, Cipanas, West Java, Indonesia). Some flowers started to fade; but the beauty still attached with them.

Stardom geraniums, as well known as floribundas, have double flowers which emerge early, and they produce many more flowers than zonal geraniums on spreading branches. Stardom geraniums are self-branching, requiring no pinching or growth regulators. Pinching of the shoots will promote bushiness. Remove spent flowers to enhance flowering (source:google).
Today's Flowers

Mar 11, 2011

Sky Watch: Clouds and a Mountain

Salak Mountain is one of my favorite photograph objects. Though I have taken pictures of this mountain for many times; I’ve never gotten the exact similar results as the clouds and weather is always changing rapidly.

This time I share the photos of Salak Mountain that I took last Monday from the 3th floor mall terrace. It’s enjoyable to see the changeable clouds above the mountain!
Sky Watch Friday

Mar 9, 2011

Belated Happy 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day!

Oops, I forget that yesterday, March 8th, all women in the worldwide celebrate International Women’s Day. It’s a pity that my country doesn’t including countries that celebrate the day (that’s why I forget it!). But since I’m a part of women in this world and I’m also proud of being a woman, I write this post to convey my admiration and appreciation to all women that have done their best to reach their best achievement, in many fields in life. For me, the noblest woman’s job is being a mother to her children!

Throughout March, hundreds of events have been occured in more than 100 countries to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organizations, governments and women's groups around the world choose different themes each year that reflect global and local gender issues.

The global United Nation themes used for 2011 International Women's Day:
Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women.

In Indonesia, especially in villages, there are still many women that don’t have decent jobs. I think the main cause is the lack of education. There’s no equal access to education here, the education is too expensive for the poor in my country. Sigh.

IWD is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother's Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.

I also linked this post to Nostalgia meme; since I convey greetings for them too.

Data source: & wikipedia

Mar 8, 2011

The Mall

Ruby Tuesday

How often do you visit a mall? I visit a mall about once a week. There are several malls in my city; but there’s one that becomes my favorite since our favorite café is inside the mall.

It’s not a mall that offers branded and expensive items. You can get your needs in affordable prices there. Yesterday I went to this mall as I want to buy a pair of rubber shoes. I need water-proof shoes! I bought the shoes in very cheap price (about $3).

Moreover, the mall located in good location; it has good view. From my favorite café at 3th floor, you can see Salak Mountain and the city view.

Mar 7, 2011

Dianthus Flowers

I see lots of Dianthus flowers inside the green house (Nusantara Flower Park, Cipanas, West Java, Indonesia).

Dianthus is a genus of about 300 species of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae. Common names include carnation, pink and sweet william. The name Dianthus is from the Greek words dios ('god') and anthos ('flower'), and was cited by the Greek botanist Theophrastus (source: google).
Today's Flowers

Mar 4, 2011

Sky Watch: At Dawn Time

My husband captured the dawn moment on Pangandaran Beach (Ciamis, West Java, Indonesia).

Darkness is still around. You still can see lights far away. At dawn time, I’m waiting to see the first ray. Welcoming a new day, a new hope ~me

Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety~Rene Daumal

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark ~ Rabindranath Tagore

I rise to taste the dawn, and find that love alone will shine today~Ken Wilber

Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close ~John Ruskin

Mar 3, 2011

A Guide on Skincare Products

With the emergence of various skincare companies all tying to convince consumers that their product is the best in the market, the public is left with a tough decision which is being able to identify what is the real deal. A great amount of caution should be exercise at all times since these products would often require a direct skin application which means that it could have an adverse effect if the right procedure is not followed. And instead of finding a solution for your skin issues, it can wind up creating more problems such as irritation.

So how can you protect yourself from broken promises? Start by conducting your own research to gain information about the products. It is also advisable to choose a name that’s trusted by many users such as Skinceuticals, a company that revolutionized the way to fight skin aging. With prescription strength formulations it goes deep within the skin to repair the damage right at its source.

When signs of aging starts to appear such as fine lines, wrinkles and dull skin one should immediately start with a daily regimen that will aid in collagen build up to gain skin elasticity. Know the ingredients in the bottle. Anti oxidants are the key to fight free radicals that can cause premature aging and this ingredient can be found on Skinceuticals CE Ferulic. Its strong combination of L-ascorbic acid, alpha tocopherol and ferulic acid makes it a formula for a powerful anti oxidant. Stay away from skin products that contain hard chemicals and parabens as it can cause dryness and irritation.

Also, refrain from purchasing products that are relatively cheaper and one where the ingredients are unknown. Some pharmaceutical companies would only use cheap chemicals that can only provide a temporary solution. Invest on a bottle of Skinceuticals CE Ferulic as this amazing serum is already the equivalent of at least three different skincare products.

Getting Exclusive Quality Watch at Reasonable Price

Time is priceless. Nowadays, watches are not only as time indicators; some people assume watches as valuable accessories that present their status and life style. To appreciate the priceless times, some wealthy people don’t hesitate to buy luxury branded watches. Do you know how high the price of an original branded watch can be? I can’t afford it!

My husband’s birthday will come in the next three months. I really want to give him a luxury watch; but I don’t have enough money to buy an authentic one. While I browsed a while ago, I was so happy to find the online store that provides
replica watches. It can be the best solution for my problem.

Soon I found out that replica watches are very different with fake watches that have poor quality and appearance. Replica watches are as finest as the original one; but you can get it at reasonable price, just a part of the original price label. Let’s say that you have a dream to have Breitling watches. Don’t worry; you can get the perfect substitute by buying the Breitling replica item. Make sure to get it at a reliable place that provides replica watches that have equal quality, design and durability with the authentic watches.
So, if you can’t afford the original one, why don’t you buy the replica watches? Visit the trustworthy supplier and get the exclusivity and quality without paying more!

Men’s Problem Solving Guidance

When it comes to genital organ, there are still some people that avoid talking about it and assume it as a taboo thing to discuss. If you ask my opinion, I prefer to see it through health perspective. Whether you’re a man or a woman, you should maintain the health of your genital organ. It’s for your own whole healthiness!

The different shapes and functions of men and women genital organs lead to the different health maintaining treatments. Although I’ve ever read that the size of male genital organ doesn’t influence straightly into its function; but in reality, most men really concern with the size of their genital organs.

Most men want to have long size for their genital organs. If it turns out that they don’t have the desired size, most men assume it as big problems that need immediate solution. If your husband faces the similar problem and he’s interested in enlarging his genital organ, invite him to visit and search related information first at, the best information source about various
penis enlargement methods.

The site can be the helpful guidance to choose the right method for your husband. To recommend the best products, they unite product reviews from experts with customer ratings. Since it can affect to your husband’s health, make sure to choose the right enlargement method that has been recommended at

Mar 1, 2011

Street Market

The photo was captured at 6.30 am; it’s still early in the morning. You can see lots of activities there. Too many sellers make the place inside the market buiding can’t accommodate all of them anymore. There’s no space left inside.

The street sellers are allowed to display their things on the street from 11 pm to 6 am. Yes, it’s a night street market. When I took this moment, most sellers have already cleaned up their merchandises; but there were still a few sellers on a parking area that still selling on the spots.

Every morning, this street market leaves lots of clutters. It could be the hardest times for street cleaners. They must work hard and fast to clean up all mess; to make the street clean and ready to use again! It’s a pity that most sellers don’t help the street cleaner’s job; they just let their vegetable rubbish there. Can you see a street cleaner among the crowd?

Taking Benefit of Gold Prices

Ladies, have you already assumed gold as the right investment for you? Don’t value gold only as your favorite jewelry. Have you noticed that in the last few years, the price of gold as one of investment options has improved extensively?

Nowadays, lots of investors prefer to turn their usual investment strategy to gold bullion and other precious metals. Gold is becoming more popular investment since it has been approved as a good investment during hard economic period; like the recent global financial economic. Gold can be applied as a hedge against inflation, deflation or currency devaluation.

Every investor wants to achieve the best return of their investment. A gold investor can get benefit from gold pricing change in gold market place. Have you ever heard of gold spot term? For your information, spot gold is the price at which the market is buying and selling gold. Theoretically, gold prices are established by the supply and demand factors. To make the finest promising investment judgments, as investors, you should also estimate the primary reasons for the demands of gold.

To take most advantage of your gold asset, you should deal with the trusted company like Aurum Advisors. If you want to sell your gold at the right spot gold, Aurum Advisors can help you. They can seal in an assured liquidation gold price at the top bid of the day. You don’t have to pay any fee to sell the gold and they won’t bother you with any question. There’s no doubt, Aurum Advisors is the right place for you to have your own golden experience!

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