Free Counter Do You Know?: April 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Barack Obama in Indonesia

One of popular person in Indonesia is The President of United States of America : Barack Obama. Yep.... it because Obama ever lived in Indonesia in 1967 in Jakarta from ages six to ten. He also attended local schools in Jakarta, including Besuki Public School and St. Francis of Asisi School.

Even he only stayed for four years in Indonesia, but for many people in Indonesia, he left a lot of great memories. So when he has been elected as The President of United States of America, many people celebrated it. Since then, Barack Obama has become popular person in Indonesia.

There are some interesting happen right after Barack Obama has been selected as The President of United States of America :

1. Similarity with Obama :
When Obama has elected, Ilham Anas - one of Indonesian that been born in Bandung on January 25, 1974 - become famous. Why? Because he has a lot of similarity with Obama. This photographer that recently lived in Bekasi has an identical face with Obama. Not only face, but also the way he talks, acts, even body language... everything is exactly same (sometimes we wonder if he is actually Obama's twins).

Because of the similarity, Anas has become a superstar. Not only in Indonesia, but also in other country. He also been selected as a commercial star in Philippines. And he played as Barack Obama.

2. Obama's Statue :
On December 2009, a statue of Obama when he was a kid been made and put in Menteng Park, about 150 meters from Menteng Elementary School, the place where Obama's took his study while in Indonesia. Edy Chaniago - the designer of the statue - finished the statue in 2 month using US$ 10,000 of budget. However, the statue of Obama - that been known as "Barry Dreams Come True" statue - had became controversy because many people think that Obama had not give any contribution to Indonesia, either when he was staying in Indonesia or after become the President of States. After several months of controversy, finally the statue been moved to Menteng Elementary School. And since March 2010, the statue can be seen at the field of that school.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Taboos in Asia

Some Asia areas, especially Melayu ethnic, have some unique taboo restrictions. People should not do what it has been told or there will be bad things happened to them. Some people believe, but some others don't. Either way, it is better to know what kind of taboo restrictions that been came into effect to the local people. At least when you visit the country during your holiday, you won't be surprised and can respect the rules of the taboo restrictions that been implemented in there.

Most of the restrictions have no any logic explanation. But some cases shown that whoever violating the restrictions will face condemnation and bad luck :
1. Never changes places while eating :
During eating, you are not permitted to change place because it is a symbol that you don't respect your own mother, and you hope she died soon so you can get new mother.

2. Never shout dirty words in the forest :
Because it will raise out all creatures that hid in the forest. Most cases, people who shout will be possessed by forest spirit and will not heal until they die.

3.  Never do pictures in odd numbers :
When you make some pictures with your friends, make sure the total persons whose been shot (including you) are not in odd numbers. Because if it do, one of you will die soon.

4.  Never cry when you got pregnant :
Actually this taboo is explainable that mother that pregnant and had bad feeling will effect to her baby. So always try not to feeling sad or crying, because it will not good for your baby.

5. Never bite your bottom lips :
People who love to bite their bottom lips will face deep financial problem.

6. Never pretend to cry :
By doing that, you are actually cursing your own parents that time, and wish they were gone.

7. Never give handkerchief to your lover :
Because it means both of you will seperate soon.

8. Never abuse your children :
Once they grow up, they will never get a good husband / wife.

9. Never smack your daughter's bottock :
It will turns her into a hyper sex women and always ruin others family.

10. Never hug people's head with both hands :
Because it will turns people that you hug become stupid.

11. Never lift your leg when lying flat on your stomach :
You are wishing something bad happened to your mother.

12. Never sweep floor during night :
It makes people inside your house will be difficult to get rich.

13. Never eat using small plate :
Nobody will treat you well when you are growing up.

14. Never eat in front of any door :
You will difficult to get a husband / wife.

15. Never sell needles or cutter during night time :
It will makes your stores turn into bankrupt.

16. Never go to beach and wearing red cloth :
Red cloth is represent bride cloth for water spirit. So when they see people wore red cloth, they will take them.

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Never Do This After Eating

There are some simple things that we did it right after eating. Somehow, we did not realized that what we did will distract the metabolism progress in out body. And if we keep on doing it, sooner or later, it will become a "silent killer" that can kill us. Avoid below habits, and it will safe your life and make your life healthier :

1. Eat Fruits :
It might be refreshing to eat fruits as dessert right after eating. Correct? Eeeekkkk... wrong....!!!Once the food entering our stomach, it needs at least 1 - 2 hours to digest.. But if we are eating fruits in the middle of digesting process, it will block the process (not make it easier as we thought, even fruits content lots of fiber). The digesting process will be longer and it will create more gas inside stomach that can resulting fart and diarrhea.

2. Drinking Tea :
Some people believe, drinking tea right after eating (especially oily and high cholesterol foods) can swipe the fat. Again.... you are wrong....!!! Tea contents tanin (tanat acid) that turn protein into sediment and make our body very difficult to absorb it. It also hold the absorption of zinc and will resulting anemia.

3. Smoking :
Sure thing that smoking after eating is a very dangerous act that we should avoid (even it make us feel very nice) . After eating, every part of our stomach is working, including kidney and heart. Smoke will make the blood circulation volume drop and will make kidney and heart must work harder to pump the blood and let the food can be digested. If this work continue in long time, our kidney and heart will suffer and collaps.

4. Taking a bath :
NEVER taking a bath right after eating, because after eating, all part of our stomach is working hard to digest. The result of their hard work is our body become hot. Water will turn our body cool (imagine spilling water unto a very hot steal....), and will ccompletely damaging the digestion progress. By the end, we will suffer in digestion problem. And if it's keep continuing, we can get sudden death caused by heart failure.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

How Many Johns Do You Know?

Let's play some brain-storming & see how far your bible-knowledge : How many Johns in the bible?

Ok... got the answer? How many? Two? Three?


The correct answer is : FOUR!!!


Ok.... let's count together :

1. JOHN THE BAPTIST : He also known as Yohanoan (in Aram language). He is the one who babtist Jesus Christ in Jordanian River. Herodes Antipas cut his head.

2. JOHN THE APOSTLE : He is one of the 12 Apostles, the diciples of Christ. He also known as John, the Son of Zebedee, brother of Saint James the Great.

3. JOHN THE PRESBYTER : Even he's been known as John, but actually he was (or should I say : THEM WERE) not John. They actually Polycarpus and Papias. Who are they? Well... Bible did not mentioned their name, but they were known as the pupil of John the Apostle. They learned about the idea of salvation and they wrote them out based on what they heard from John. Polycarpus wrote the bible of 1John and John. Meanwhile Papias wrote the bible of 2John and 3john.

4. JOHN OF PATMOS : Who is he? Until today, no one is abling to confirm who is he. He's been known as the person who wrote the bible of Revelation. Using the very odd and strange description in very bizzare Greek language. A lot of people think he is crazy, but some people also think that he wrote a lot of certain thing about premonition, and things that's going to be happened not long from now. Strange deceises, war, strange religions,... everything happens. Is he a true the disciple of Jesus that able to see things from future? Or he is a crazy person? Nobody can prove it till now.

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