Thursday, December 27, 2007


Yes!! We are number one again in the world! On December 26, WHO confirmed the death of a 24 years old in Indonesia caused by the bird flu. She is number 94 in Indonesia, out of 210 humans death caused by the virus since 2003.
Indonesia accounted for almost half of the fatalities.

I don't really see the government is really into this matter. Yes, every now and then, you can see on TV public announcement about this. How we should proceed if we find suddenly died bird or chicken, bla bla bla. But there hasn't been any harsh punishment on people who still keep and sell the sick bird, live or death.

Again, why should government think about this issue? 2009 (the next election date) is a year away, and that's more important!

images taken from

Monday, December 24, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

Maybe the most expensive web site in Indonesia

Indonesia may have a lot of people in poverty, but that doesn't stop our beloved clueless and brainless government to throw away money.

This Minister of Culture and Tourism's website cost 17.5 Billion Rupiah (equivalent to approximately 1.9 Million USD @ 9300 rate). (Kompas, Monday Dec 17th, 2007)

Do you think it worthed? Personally I would rather spend all those Rupiah to renovate Elementary School (SD) across Indonesia.

(picture from Media Indonesia)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Richest man in Indonesia, is also the man responsible for the biggest environment dissaster in Indonesia in the last 3 years

Aburizal Bakrie, according to Forbes, is the richest man in Indonesia. link

But his family own company, Lapindo Brantas, caused an environment disaster back in 2006, causing thousand of peoples homeless, jobless, loosing their precious belongings, and depressed. And the company trying not to compensate the lost.

Aburizal Bakrie, since you're filthy rich, you should be ashame of yourself as some of your wealth are based on other peoples' (we are talking thousands) misery.

Shame.. shame....

And Aburizal Bakrie is Coordinating Minister for People Welfare... What an irony.

Image of the Lapindo "Bakrie" Brantas mud disaster :

image taken from

Friday, November 02, 2007

Iklan Leopard di Kompas

WOW... ada iklan 1 halaman penuh di KOMPAS hari Jumat 2 November 2007 halaman 22. Kayaknya saya tidak ingat ada iklan VISTA 1 halaman penuh sewaktu launchingnya (atau saya mungkin melewatkannya. Maklum.. beli korannya eceran... :))

Sedikit yang perlu saya kritisi :

1. Dalam fitur : Boot Camp. Run Windows software right on your Mac at native speed. Seharusnya "Run Windows right on your Mac at native speed", karena "Windows software" memberikan illusi seakan software2 yang jalan di Windows bisa berjalan Parallel di OSX.

2. Launchingnya di EMAX Kemang (6pm) dan iBox eX Plaza @ 7:30pm. Kalau bisa mampu untuk pasang iklan di Kompas 1 halaman, kenapa engak put extra duit untuk sewa ruangan di Hotel, sekalian bisa mempresentasikan ke 300 fitur baru yang disebutkan?

3. Apple... Apple... di Indonesia, kenapa tidak ada representative resmi dari Apple untuk Indonesia, sehingga bisa menaungi seluruh penjual/toko Mac? Iklan Leopard ini adalah iklan dari salah satu Authorised Distributor/Reseller (PADI?), jadi toko2 yang mengambil dari distro ini saja yang tertulis... Tidak ada nama MacData atau toko milik AA Noto di Bdg..... Sama seperti di pameran, 3 (atau 4) booth besar yang menjual Apple...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Monster Initial Sticker Generator

Got this site from boingboing. It's a halloween themed typo generator from this site imockery

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Quick and simple cooking @

I love to cook, although I don't cook as often as I wanted to.

Mainly just quick prep food. Most of the time, they are instant noodle.

This site has a collection of quick-to-made recipes, along with quite clear instructions, and most importantly, color pictures.

Simply Recipes

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Another free stock photo site

I stumbled upon quite a good site for free stock photo.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Another Plane Crash, again...

The third major plane crash in 3 months period.

I don't know what to say except my deepest condolences to all the victims.

These are some video screen grabs from the news (by MetroTV) :
(Taken from a mail circulating around. Thanks to the person who snapped these pics)

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Did you know that you can blog from Google Docs & Spreadsheets?

This blog is posted from Google Docs.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Yayasan Kesehatan Payudara Indonesia

Kanker Payudara adalah pembunuh no 2 di Indonesia setelah Kanker Rahim. (Menurut apa yang saya dengar kemarin di Radio Delta FM).

Risk kanker payudara semakin meningkat dewasa ini dikarenakan kondisi lingkungan hidup dan gaya hidup sekarang. Polusi udara semakin parah, bahan2 pengawet makanan, dan juga polusi yang masuk kedalam makanan.

Parahnya penyakit kanker payudara di stadium dini tidak menimbulkan sakit, sehingga wanita (dan juga pria) yang terjangkit tidak menyadarinya. Diteksi dini hendaknya dilakukan secara rutin oleh para wanita, bisa dimulai dengan self-check secara rutin.

Yayasan Kesehatan Payudara Indonesia adalah salah satu pusat informasi (hotline) yang berhubungan dengan Kanker Payudara.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Adam Air crashed..... (RIP for all who died...)

It is sad to start a new year with this accident. A plane from Jakarta to Manado, via Surabaya was lost. Up until this very moment (03 January 2007, 13:22), the whereabout of the plane (or the wreckage) is still unknown.

Yesterday, Indonesian government received and announced some false information about the plane being found and there are 12 survivors. Later last night, they reissued some statement announcing that the plane has not been found.

Updated news can be found in Google News

Searching more on the web, I found out that the plane crash is an accident waiting to happen.

Some interesting 'facts' I found :
- Lame maintenance/service records of Adam Air's plane. It had been mentioned 4 months ago in link

- The owner, Adam Suherman, is only 22 years old. Drop out of foreign university, came back home, and his dad give him money to start this airline business. 22 years old, school drop out, and rich brat. Would you trust you life by flying with his company?

- Adam Air was founded in 2002 by Agung Laksono and Sandra Ang. Agung is the Indonesian House of Representative Leader.
With his as the political backing, no wonder in the last incident (a plane went lost in sky, but luckily landed safely in a small airport), there's little, if not none, investigation going to probe the safety of this airline.


A discussion @ a local forum, : link