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MAKE YOUR LIFE SO MUCH EASIER (Tips & Tricks)

Remember when we were young kid, life was so much easier, right? Sometimes it’s true and seems that way. But it doesn’t always be like that. Life is not complex.  We are complex.  Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing as Oscar Wilde has quoted. Life seems rough and tough to be run. But actually we as the people make things turn complex. It starts because people’s minds are influenced by negative external factors that occurred nowadays.

All the difficulties factors are just bothering our mind. We are lost. We suddenly forget of who truly we are, what truly we need, and what truly our aim is. People need to be guided, to be back. So, let’s go back to the simple way. Here are some ways of how to make your life so much easier:

We can start by our daily life.

BODY

  • Your health = your life, keep up with it. As people said, health is expensive. Get enough sleep every night.  An exhausted mind is rarely working. Get up 30 minutes earlier. That “30 minutes” will help you avoid speeding tardiness, and other unnecessary headaches.
  • Cleanliness is part of faith, so clean up your body and soul.\
  • Don’t eat when you are bored, and eat when you are hungry. Drink if you are thirsty.
  • Don’t drink alcohol/consume drugs

SOUL

  • Don’t waste your life by fulfilling someone else’s desires and dreams. Follow you heart. Go reach your dreams. Take it slow but always sure.
  • Realize that you’re never quite as right as you think you are but still need to learn from our mistakes, laugh about them, and move on.
  • Be mature, but don’t grow up too fast. Keep in still on the track based on the proper way.

ATTITUDE AND MANNER

  • Don’t try to read other people’s minds, vice versa; don’t make other people try to read yours. Because when you could read, you might be knowing as well what’s people thought about you, and it such a risk if the thought is something horrible about you.
  • Don’t waste your time on jealously.  Because you are you. You may be jealous in some way but it’s an unnecessary thing to do because the only person you’re competing against is yourself.
  • Be yourself. Your character is what you are in the dark. Don’t be other person. Purposively God has created us in different way. Everyone owns positive and negative mark.
  • Don’t be shy and don’t worry too much. That ‘Don’t worry’ drives you worst. Be and stay curious (still in positive way)
  • Always smile. Stop doing what you hate and keep doing what you like. Don’t hesitate to quit. (keep knowing what’s the best and what’s your priority of life)
  • Apologizes when you should do; when you made a mistake to somebody, get the risk of it. Even you did it unconsciously.

After all, you can try those tips and tricks. Organize your life well. An advantage that you could get is, all of those are free and way much better than money could pay. :)

GOOD LUCK :)!

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Our Environment

Hello, my name is Luna. I would like to say thank you for coming to this charity, I hope with this charity, we can help our environment and try to make a change. I am just an ordinary high school student. I am just one of Indonesia’s citizens. I am just one of the million teenagers in this world. I am entering my teen, but that does not mean I will forget about what is happening with the world, our world, your world. Many people, especially the elders, said us, teenagers, do not care about the environment, we just have fun, go to malls, and buy unimportant things. Who said that elders are always right? I am standing here, in front of elder people who know more about environment than me. I want to show that teenagers do care about environment, teenagers are not only having fun and teenagers know what is happening in this world. Maybe we cannot do much to help our environment, but at least we try to make it better.

Let’s take a look at our forest. How can we get oxygen when there are many illegal logging happening in this world? They take the trees without permission, take as many as they can without planting it again for the future. It has made many forests lost many trees and become a dry place. How can we stop people who doing illegal logging when the government doesn’t really care about it? How can we keep our forest when the government let them to take as many trees as they want?

Now let’s take a look at our lake, our river, our sea and our ocean. How can we get fresh water when people always throw their garbage to the water? Industry likes to throw their waste to the river that will flow to the sea and then to the ocean and make the water dirty. Neighborhoods who sometimes like to choose ‘shortcuts’, they throw their garbage to the river that will flow to the sea and then to the ocean and make the water is dirty. Why I keep emphasizing on this? Because that is the fact! Water becomes dirty because of that circulation. How can we stop the industries from throwing their waste to the river when government does not really care about it? How can we get fresh water when government never cares about our river, our sea and our ocean?

The two examples I have mentioned before are a few of the many bad things that are happening in the environment. We, teenagers, really do care about this. We held charity to collect some money that we can use to plant trees, to give fresh water to someone who needs it like what we are doing now. We give our voice through demonstration to tell the government what is happening now and ask them what they can do to solve this entire problem. We cannot do much to help our environment, but at least we can try to make it better.

Thank you for your attention, I hope my speech will inspire you on how to help our environment.

Welcome to LIGHTDUSTSTORM

Over the last 10 years the internet have been developing itself into an utopia. From a geeky computer feature, to a whole new world with endless possibilities. Now, the internet have turned into a culture. With the rise of social networking and blogging websites the internet even got more reputation than most celebrities that day.

Blogging is one of the way to express your creativity, your thoughts, your ideas, and your feeling, in what I reckon, a more personal but appropriate way rather than social networking. Sure you’ll get more friends in Facebook or Twitter, but hey, many bloggers are more famous than you think. With blogs you can tell people about almost everything from stories, events schedules, recommendations, reviews, your photos, even your diary. Blogging is the newest and the most ‘hip’ way of creative writing. And who knows, your writing may also be profitable, at least that’s what happened to Raditya Dika.

LIGHTDUSTSTORM is a we give to this, particularly new and empty blog, the name contain all the first letter of our names (L,D,T,R,M). Pretty much a fancy name I guess. This blog is actually just a part of our school’s project (this is pretty interesting for a school to ask you to make a Tumblr page), but then again, even after the project’s finished we’ll probably still put some updates on, everything probably. We’ll post some movie, music, or video reviews, events schedules like concerts and stuffs, some restaurant recommendation perhaps. So without further ado, we welcome you to LIGHTDUSTSTORM.

Dina Anjani, Tsabita Vera Cyavrilla, Rafdy Dzil Ikram, Mario Richir, Luna Suluh.

This is why railways have gravels around!

                  Have you ever noticed the gravel around railways? I don’t. Well for some people who noticed you might think that there’s no particular reason that gravels are around the railways.. but indeed there’s something behind the gravels around the railways. Gravels usually spread all around the railway, it’s actually crucial to support the existence of the railway which stood on it.

The function of the gravels is actually critical, the gravels around the railway bear the weight of the railway, and with the layer of gravel the rail can be much more stable, so it will make trains runs more smoothly.  Gravel also acts a shock absorber, when a train is on the railway, a massive vibration occur, this is when the gravel works (absorb vibration), it reduced the shock effect towards the rail that make the rail used for a long time.

The next function is to hold and ensures the flow of water when it’s rain. The purpose is to prevent the erosion of soil around the railway, where if it happens it will cause serious accident of train crash. And lastly, gravel also serves to inhibit the growth of grass around the rails. The growth of grass around the rails can be directly or indirectly lead to tilling the soil underneath. This of course can be dangerous because if the ground beneath the rails is not stable it will be dangerous for train to pass. 

There are also railways without gravel around, as we see in some places, there are certain position where under the railway there are no gravels. Such railway is either on the bridge or highway, there’s no single gravel exist.. why is this so? This happens because all of the function of the gravel that I mention before is replaced by other mechanism.

At the railway bridge, the bridge has been specially designed to withstand the vibrations that will occur when the train passed. So does the rail found on the highway, road asphalt has replaced the role of gravel. So at these places, gravel are no longer needed to be put under the railway.

So that’s all about gravel! Didn’t expect to have that many functions, funny when small things support the big things ha-ha. It’s fun right learning fun facts! :))

Learning never exhausts the mind”- Leonardo da Vinci

Do it yourself : Mie Aceh!

‘Mie Aceh’ is an Indonesian Cuisine from Aceh that’s so demanding and different from other ‘Mie’, you can either have it fried or with soup. For spiciness you can add chili, you can add crab or shrimp or even meat, this variety made this ‘Mie’ Special!

‘Mie Aceh’ or Aceh noodle has also been popular and widely preferred by many people in Aceh and even outside Aceh. There are several products of Aceh noodle, namely fried noodle, boiled noodle or fried noodle with soup. Aceh noodle is made of fresh vegetables and spicy ingredients like garlic, onion, chili, etc. In order that Aceh noodle has a specific delicacy and challenge, it can be added by mixing with crabs, shrimp, egg, squid or beef according to your desire.

The Ingredients for the Aceh Noodle:

200 grams of goats meat
300 grams of wet noodles, boiled
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
3 red onion, thinly sliced
1 tomato, cut into pieces
750 ml water
300 ml beef broth
50 grams of bean sprouts
50 grams of cabbage, sliced
1 1 / 2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 / 2 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
3 tablespoons oil for sauteing
1 / 2 teaspoon vinegar
1 leek, cut into 1 cm
1 bay leaves

 

Seasoning Ingredients:

6 grains of red onion
1 whole cardamom
4 cloves garlic
4 large red chilies, seeds removed
2 cm turmeric, burned
1 / 4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 / 2 teaspoon pepper

Let’s start on how to make Mie Aceh!

It’s quite a simple method on making Mie Aceh, we boiled the goat meat and the bay leaf in the water. Once cooked chop them and put them aside. Saute garlic, onion, and spices that have been mashed until you can smell fragrant-like smell. Add the goat meat from before. Stir until blended. Add the tomatoes, sprouts, and cabbage. Stir until wilted. Add the soy sauce, salt, sugar, beef broth, and vinegar. Cook until you feel like everything is cooked well. Finally add the noodle and cook until it’s done. Before serving, add some green onion to your desire, stir until its well scattered. Your Mie Aceh is ready to serve!

Cheers and enjoy your meal :))

7 Reason why PC tablet will replace Laptop

7 Reason why Tablet PC will replace Laptop

Nowadays, Laptops seemed to be a mandatory gadget for working people. It successfully replaces desktop PC that is used to be excellent in anyways. Common reason, people need stuff that is easier to access, therefore they chooses laptops which is more portable.

But now, there’s a new technology that is more ‘superior’ to laptop that is more portable and sets new trend to the society. The PC Tablet, a device that is sized not larger than a box, similar to the laptop LCD that is removed. One of the advantage is that it’s more compact and the mobility is better than laptop.

Here are the 7 reason that why should we replace our laptop with Tablet PC:

1. Power Consumption

People that use laptop often complain about their battery running out fast, and some needs to be charge to be used. That pisses off many people, it’s frustrating.

Tablet PC has hardware that is ‘lighter’ than laptops, which mean the battery last longer than laptop. You only need to charge once for a whole day usage, different from laptop that only last 2-4 hours each time we charge. This is what made consumers prefer Tablet PC rather than Laptop.

2. Virus

Laptops or notebook operate under a OS (Operating System). Lets say windows for instance, there’s thousand of virus,malware,worm,etc that can disrupt the laptop usage. With this instability caused by the virus, this will annoys the person operating the laptop, thus this interrupt our work.

3. Mobility

People tends to prefer a more portable device that is easy to carry anywhere. Laptops have sizes range from 11-21 inch. It’s obviously different from the 7-10 inch tablet PC. Also the weight of laptop caused of the virtual keyboard and hardware stuff is more or less  4-12 pounds while tablet PC is under 5 pounds.

4. Cost Saving

In the market, Tablet PC price is highly variable, so does laptop. However, for comparison, the medium spec laptop price is almost equal to a highly tech Tablet PC, with such consideration people will prefer Tablet PC

5. Connectivity

About the connection, laptop relies on Wi-Fi and External Modem. But for Tablet PC, this device can connect through 3G,HSDPA,GPRS,etc with a more diverse connectivity, it certainly makes the tablet PC more preferable.

6. Application

The Operating System in Tablet PC is an open source OS, which mean people can develop their on programs/ app that can be used in the tablet, and it’s free. Laptop certainly has more limited application that tablet PC

7. User Friendly

Tablet PC is made to its simplest form, with recognizable design it offer consumer the ease on using such a gadget especially people who are new to such gadget.

That’s about it, so now it’s your choice to decide!

Tokusatsu 101: Super Sentai

You’ve probably seen a show that features super heroes with various colored tight suits. No not Superman, also his suite is kinda tight… No not Tarzan of course, where did that come from anyway. So then, these 5 colored heroes are called Super Sentai. Japan’s number 1 hero squad, and for those of you who are currently thinking “Hey, isn’t that the Power Rangers?” I will gladly underline my statement that Super Sentai IS NOT the Power Rangers. Although technically they are, but they are indeed very different from one another.

Let’s begin with the day these heroes were born. The series was started by the same man who actually created the Kamen Rider, Mr. Shotaro Ishinomori. He created the first ever Super Sentai series called Himitsu Sentai Goranger. It features the long running battle between the Goranger squad against the evil forces from outer space. The Goranger is again, a 5 colored heroes squad consists of AkaRanger (Red), AoRanger (Blue), MidoRanger (Green), KiRanger (Yellow), and finally Momoranger (Pink).

For the next years, the Super Sentai franchise have expanded their ideas to create the most unique heroes the world have ever seen. After the Goranger, Toei releases Dengeki Kitai JAKQ which somehow based on trump cards and cyborg. The Goranger was a success, it runs for about more than 55 episodes. But sadly, JAKQ didn’t. JAKQ is considered as a failure although they feature a very unique theme, and one of the most iconic senshi (ranger), Big One.

Not giving up with JAKQ they made another series called Battle Fever J. Now, Super Sentai is not just known for their suites, but also their mechas. And Battle Fever J is the first sentai that features a giant robot as their combat arsenal. After that they releases many other sentai. This era is called the Showa Era, and here are the list of the series:

- Himitsu Sentai Goranger

- JAKQ Dengekitai

- Battle Fever J

- Denshi Sentai Denjiman

- Taiyo Sentai Sun Vulcan

- Dai Sentai Goggle-V

- Kagaku Sentai Dynaman

- Choudenshi Bioman

- Dengeki Sentai Changeman

- Chousinshei Flashman

- Hikari Sentai Maskman

- Choujuu Sentai Liveman

There are some interesting highlights across the Showa Era. Like Sun Vulcan for example, Sun Vulcan is the first sentai series that features 3 colored heroes, red, blue, and yellow, and the series they are named VulEagle, VulShark, and VulPhanter respectively. And also Liveman, according to history Liveman is the first sentai series that features the first ever combining robots like we all know today, in the series the robot is called Super Live Robo, which features 5 different robots combined into 1 humanoid giant robot.

The next era is called the Heisei Era. But according to Tokusatsu Enthusiasts, the Heisei era after the Showa Era is called the First Heisei Era. What’s interesting from this era is theme they are using for the sentai. The First Heisei Era runs from 1990 to 2000. There are various theme that are used in this era. Kyoryuu Sentai Zyuranger was based on dinosaurs, which then they are adapted by Saban’s Company from America into the Power Rangers. Chojin Sentai Jetman was based on birds, and I must say, Jetman’s suite is very cool, even for now, despite it was made in 1991.

And there’s also Gosei Sentai Dairanger which is based on mythical beast. Not just that, Dairanger also features Chinese Kung Fu fighting style which somehow seems inappropriate for children, not just because it was quite bloody, but because it was also pure awesomeness that little children couldn’t handle. Denji Sentai Megaranger is largely influenced by the rise of technology. They are based on RPG Video Games, and also electronic appliances like PC, handphone, TV, etc. The sixth ranger in the series, MegaSilver, is the first senshi that uses phone device to transform which later is a common device in the next series.

There are also 2 series in this era that actually shared the same theme and one is being the parody of the other. Kousoku Sentai Turboranger is the first sentai series that is based on cars, later in 1995 Gekisou Sentai Carranger is released as a comedic type of sentai, with cars as their theme too, serving as the parody for the Turboranger. This era also held the darkest Super Sentai series of all time, Mirai Sentai Timeranger, which was based on time (title says it all). Not sure why though, because I personally haven’t watch any of their episode. Here are the list of all the series in The First Heisei Era (XX):

- Kousoku Sentai Turboranger

- Chikyu Sentai Fiveman

- Chojin Sentai Jetman

- Kyoryuu Sentai Zyuranger

- Gosei Sentai Dairanger

-Ninja Sentai Kakuranger

-Choriki Sentai Ohranger

-Gekisou Sentai Carranger

- Denji Sentai Megaranger

- Seijuu Sentai Gingaman

- Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGo-V

- Mirai Sentai Timeranger

From the year 2000 until today, is known as The Second Heisei Era. As technology develops the CGI for the series become better and also the mecha design are becoming more dynamic. The transforming devices in this era is mostly based on phones, Gaoranger, Magiranger, Boukenger, Go-Onger, Shinkenger, and Gokaiger use phone like devices to transform. This era also features old themes like Ninpuu Sentai Hurricanger which uses ninja theme, same as Ninja Sentai Kakuranger. Bakuryu Sentai Abaranger uses dinosaur theme, same as Kyoryuu Sentai Zyuranger. And also Engine Sentai Go-Onger, which uses car theme, same as Kousoku Sentai Turboranger and Gekisou Sentai Carranger.

Although there are repetition of themes in this era but they also came up with new themes like magic, adventure, samurai, pirates, and angels. One of my favorite in this era is Mahou Sentai Magiranger. Funny thing is, I’ve never watch any episode of Magiranger before but I really like their costume. And their Power Ranger adaptation is not bad either, so 1-1 for USA and Japan.

Since there is always a series of Super Sentai in every generation of children, Toei try to keeping their old fans which is now a teenager or adult, by making a very catchy but great opening song. The opening song for Engine Sentai Go-Onger and Samurai Sentai Shinkenger tops off the Oricon Chart for 2008 and 2009 respectively. And they also held a concert, featuring the artists that sang Super Sentai song, in 2006 this concert is held, celebrating the 30 years of Super Sentai, alongside with the GoGo Sentai Boukenger. Here is the list to the Second Era series:

- Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger

- Ninpuu Sentai Hurricanger

- Bakuryu Sentai Abaranger

- Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger

- Mahou Sentai Magiranger

- GoGo Sentai Boukenger

- Jyuuken Sentai Gekiranger

- Engine Sentai Go-Onger

- Samurai Sentai Shinkenger

- Tensou Sentai Goseiger

And today, 2011, Super Sentai is in their 35th year, and they celebrate it with a very special series, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger. The Gokaiger is based on pirates. What they basically do is collecting ultimate powers from the previous 35 Super Sentai teams to destroy the Zangyack Empire. Techincally pirates are bad, but here they are heroes, and somehow legends. Gokaiger can transform into any of the previous super sentai by using the ranger key. You’re not too late for following this series, so watch it now, rather than listening to my explanation.

So I think that is all for a brief explanation of Super Sentai, and not Power Rangers. What made this heroes legendary is that they are in everyone’s heart and memory. Like I said before, there’s always a Sentai in every generation. Its not something you should be ashamed of, the original one is better, this is one of the world’s greatest show anyway, so its not too late to watch it.

And also this will be my last Tokusatsu 101 post, hope you guys are interested with Tokusatsu world, just Google the word and you’ll find tons of reference to it.

An exceptional talent within a 17 years-old-Canadian-pop-star

Looking back to the reality and common phenomenon that just happened in our life. Life gets advanced, starting from the minor things till the major things. Nobody’s perfect but almost. Everybody has talents and potency that God has created purposively.

It’s a perfect time to notice a remarkable public figure, which famed by his singing phenomenon. A 17-years-old-Canadian-pop-star with an exceptional talent was discovered by YouTube and now is having millions of big fans. No doubts and exceptions, Justin Bieber is the one.

This multitalented young teen, who has Justin Drew Bieber as his completed name and JB as his nickname, was delivered by Pattie Mallette on March 1st, 1994 in Ontario, Canada and he grew up in Stratford. It’s the place where he spent most of his childhood. Unfortunately, he was raised without his father, Jeremy Bieber. His parents spilt up when he was 2 years. But his father kept maintaining contact with Justin and Pattie although his father has married to another woman and had two children. As a single mother, Pattie worked hard for their living. She went through rough times by working with a low-income, but she succeeds keep financing her son.

Justin had a strong interest in music since he was very young and his mother knew it well. At the fourth birth, Pattie bought him a little drum kit because Justin used to do desk clapping since 2 years old, “on anything I could get my hands on”. Justin was active in the church and looked people around him playing other music instruments. Het got interested at those as well. He started playing piano at 7, picked up the guitar at 9/10 and introduced himself to the trumpet at age 13. He was also a very talented dancer as well as a great sports person and loved to play hockey, basketball and enjoyed skateboarding. 

Dozens homemade videos were posted on You-Tube in 2007 by Pattie, well known as “Kidrauhl” as its account name. She recorded all funny things and the singing of Justin also containing his video of Stratford singing competition and luckily placed as the 2nd winner. The videos are shared to families and friends. Pattie continued posting Bieber performing covers of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Ne-Yo, and other R&B songs.

The videos built up, gain and attract attention of people including Scooter Braun, which is a former marketing executive of So So Def, was going through various websites looking for a singer who would be different. Accidentally clicked on and came across one of the Justin’s videos. Scooter was attracted instantly with Justin’s voice. He knew that Justin has a great quality of voice. He convinced Pattie to let him take Justin to Atlanta for considering a record deal.

Arrived at the studio in Atlanta, he had a chance to meet Usher in the parking lot. Bieber greeted him and said that he loved his songs, and offered him to sing one of his songs. But Usher turned down the offer and asked Justin to go inside. A short time online watching Bieber’s video, made Usher realized that he found a truly young singer that could be a future star. In the last, Usher flew Justin back to Atlanta a week later. Usher offers Justin to sign dealing contract. But at that time, Justin still had an offer from Justin Timberlake. However, turned out that Usher’s offer was a way lot better. Justin was then signed to Raymond Braun Media Group and Scooter became his manager. 

Justin attended Bedford Public School, Stratford Northwestern and Downie Central Public School. In July 2008, at 14 years old, he moved to Atlanta and officially started his recording career. The first major performances song was “One Time”. It came up to be hit song in some music chart lists. By November 2009, the next three of Justin’s singles, came up with his first album ‘My World’, was released. The three singles were 'Love Me’, 'Favorite Girl’ and 'One Less Lonely Girl’. Justin became the teen heartthrob for girls across the world. Gratefully, his album was certified in Platinum in USA and Canada and certified silver in UK as well.

Justin performed in some of the TV shows such as 'The Dome’, 'The Next Star’, 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (with Usher) and some other programs. Besides that, he was invited to perform in Christmas event. It was at the White House for Obama and the First Lady. And he was asked to be a vocalist for 'We Are the World’ song with other famous singers in the world. And it was giving touches as well as for the benefits of all those people who had been affected by the Haiti earthquake.

In 2010, Justin started his world tour to promote 'My World and My World 2.0’ albums. Surprisingly news for Justin was, his ‘Baby’ song became the most viewed video in You-Tube. All of nearest people beside Justin took care that all this fame did not get into Justin’s head wildly and helped him to maintain him as a public figure. Justin’s best friend, Ryan Good, became Justin’s stylist and road manager. He followed Justin everywhere and also played in one of Justin’s video clip, which is the first single, One Time. The looks of Justin, which is sporty as known, was created by Ryan.

He is now being a relationship with a singer, Selena Gomez. Most of Belieber (The name of Justin’s fans) hate Selena, because she’s older than Justin and they think that Selena isn’t proper for Justin. But Justin keep the relationship up.

Justin Became the newest succeed singer. He won in some awards. Everyone starts following him in twitter. Also his New-Yorker Yankees cap style, and his shoes-ing style. Most people go by his way of style. Many products are created, such as Someday (perfume), nail polish in many colors, interestingly each of it, named by Justin’s song title, and many more stuff. He also created his own autobiography. This boy might be the most trends influencing teen in the world. Not only the girls, boys, nor adults like him.


And still many more infos and photos of him!

This is Justin new single for Christmas, MISTLETOE

http://youtu.be/LUjn3RpkcKY


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Concerts Schedule

-AKON (13th November 2011) Promoter: Marygops Studios, Venue: JIEXPO Kemayoran Jakarta, Ticket Price: (ALL PRESALE) Super VIP; IDR 1.000.000 Regular; IDR 450.000. For more info please follow @marygopsstudios on Twitter.

-2PM HANDS UP ASIA CONCERT(11th November 2011) Promoter: Marygops Studios, Venue: JITEC Mangga Dua Square Jakarta, Ticket Price: Bronze; IDR 500.000, Silver; IDR 750.000, Festival; IDR 850.000, Gold; IDR 1.250.000, Diamond; IDR 2.000.000. For more info please follow @marygopsstudios on Twitter.

-CNBLUE BLUESTORM CONCERT (26th November 2011) Promoter: Starlight Indonesia, Venue: JITEC Mangga Dua Square Jakarta, Ticket Price: Sky Blue (Tribune): IDR 638.000, Turquoise (Unnumbered Seating): IDR 1.265.000, Navy Blue (Festival) : IDR 1.870.000, Aquamarine (VIP): IDR 2.145.000, Royal Blue (VVIP): IDR 4.015.000. For more info please follow @Starlight_ID on Twitter or visit www.starlightindonesia.co.cc

-ANTHRAX (10th December 2011) Promoter: BLADE Indonesia, Venue: Carnaval Beach, Ancol, Jakarta, Ticket Price: Festival A (Front): IDR 500.000, Festival B (Back): IDR 410.000. For more info please follow @BLADE_ID on Twitter.

-PITBULL (6th December 2011) Promoter: Trilogy Live, Venue: Tennis Indoor Senayan, Ticket Price: Festival; IDR 935.000, Tribune: IDR 825.000. For more info please visit www.trilogylive.com

*schedules will be updated weekly

Amazon's Kindle 3 E-book Reader!

Today we enter modern era, where everything is easier in anyway, carrying books with a lot of pages is somehow makes our live difficult, it’s the time we use E-Book! , using Amazon newest E-Book Reader the ‘Kindle 3 E-book Reader’ we carry a thousand of book in only a tablet that easy to carry.

The Function of the E-book reader is to allowed readers access any book in his/her hands, literally by their own hands they carried thousand of e-book. This could be used by student, instead of carrying heavy books why don’t we use e-book?

The Kindle 3 has its own benefit other than any normal e-book reader, these are:

1. To use WiFi – Go to the Kindle Home Page, then open ‘Menu’ and click ‘Settings’. Go to ‘WiFi Settings’, then select ‘View’. A command box will show you the WiFi networks available. Choose the network you are going to access. Supply details, such as your security code or password, if asked
2. To put the Kindle 3 into sleep mode – Simply slide the power switch found at the bottom of the device to put it into sleep. Do the same if you want to wake it from sleep mode
3. To type in numbers – The Kindle 3 doesn’t have a numbers row anymore. If you want to key in numbers, you have to open the symbol key then use the 5-way controller to find the specific number you want to use. However, there’s a much faster way of typing in a number: simply press Alt-a letter on the QWERTY row. For instance, Atl+Q gives you 1, ALT+W=2, Alt+E = 3, and so on and so forth
4. To bookmark a page – The shortcut key is Alt-B. Alternatively, you can position the cursor on the page, then double press the 5-way controller
5. To highlight a text – Bring the cursor to where you want to start highlighting the text. Press the 5-way controller once, then release; this locks the starting point of your highlight. Use the 5-way controller to move the cursor and select the text. When you reach the end of the text you want to highlight, press and release the 5-way controller again
6. To add notes – Position the cursor. Use the keyboard to type the notes you want to add
7. To delete all the notes you typed – Press Alt-Del
8. To skip to a chapter – In books where jumping by chapter or section is set up, you can skip a chapter forward or backward using the 5-way controller
If moving by ‘Table of Contents’ is enabled, you can use this as the default menu for choosing the section you want to jump to
9. Sharing highlighted book passages – Position the cursor on a note or highlight. Press Alt-Enter to share it to Facebook and Twitter friends
10. To play background music – Press Alt-Spacebar
11. To proceed to the next track – Press Alt-F
12. To load photos to your Kindle from your PC – Plug your Kindle 3 to your PC using the USB cable. Go to the main folder of your reading device; create a new folder and label it ‘Pictures’. If you want, you can also create sub-folders to make your photo collection more organized. Copy and drag the pictures from your PC to the desired sub-folder
13. Search and Indexing - Immediately after adding books to your Kindle you will notice that the battery meter drops very quickly. This is because after your books have been added to the Kindle, it will start indexing the text inside all the books. This is useful when you want to use the search feature. To check if the indexing has completed, search for a random word (e.g. “qwerty”) and you will see the number of items that are yet to be indexed
14. To take screenshots on the Kindle simply holds the buttons “Alt + Shift + G” and the screen will flash momentarily. To retrieve your screenshots browse to the root directory of your Kindle and navigate to the “documents” folder. This folder contains all your saved books and the screenshots will be saved as GIF files

Not to mention that the kindle 3 can download e-book all over the web, we can get it for free! We don’t have to spent any more money on buying books, we just need the Kindle 3 E-book reader!

“Let books be your dining table,
And you shall be full of delights
Let them be your mattress
And you shall sleep restful nights”
~Author Unknown

APPLE

Have you heard things started by “i” letter and known as common gadgets that spread across the whole world? Those mostly are several kinds of portable and non-portable things. I’m actually using some of those products. Specified products with “fruit” brand name. The frequently name called as “apple”.

Most of us, know well who invented apple’s name. Yes, Steve Job was the vision founder, the memorable person ever in the world. Unfortunately, we all knew the reality has informed that he passed away on October 5, 2011 at the age of 56 from his pancreatic cancer. He wasn’t yet doing much as chairman of the board in apple, after he decided to be stepping down from his main role as CEO, in August 2011 this year.

Steve Job is well sometimes referred as the father of personal computing. He was the brain of Apple Inc who create those “i” products, such as iPod, iMac, iPhone, and iPad. It began in 1972, when two Steve named persons met. Steve Job and Steve Wozniak. They both have the same enthusiasm in electronics but differently way. Wozniak is a self-taught engineer and have a unique hobby of electronics, while Job is enthusiast in the marketing part of selling electronics.

Job was young when he started working with Wozniak, and Wozniak also was dropped out from his college. At that time Job was hired for summer internship at Hewlett Packard. Wozniak invited Jobs to join the “Homebrew Computer Club”. Thus, they share their knowledge and help people by their self-made computer. Wozniak was enjoying create electronic things for fun but then Job convinced Wozniak to build and market their personal computing They created design of the Apple product in Job’s bedroom and also create the prototype in Job’s garage.

They both originally planned to design and produce their product to be sold to the members of Homebrew Computer Club.  As an employee of HP, Wozniak couldn’t distribute his own product. He needed to get legality from HP to sell his electronic device product. But then they decided to sell their inventions, got the money, and started their own company. In the last they named it as Apple Computer Company.

Early in 1976, Jobs and Wozniak hire Ronald Wayne and share 10% of the company. A computer store called “Byte Shop” order 50 computers of Apple products. It was their first offers. Next year later, they redesigned their computers and redeveloped the Apple II. That year, Apple hired Michael Scott as Apple’s first CEO.

Lisa Nicole, the daughter of Job was born and Job designed a special product dedicated to his daughter. Apple goes public in 1980 and all of sudden makes 40 employees of Apple into instant millionaires, because the Apple is released and sold out with various configurations. Apple released 40 new software programs and went to a great development. They opened an office in Europe. By December that year, that company became the first computer company of $1 billion in annual sales.  The project is also done. The Lisa Computer is declared ready for market. Job take his daughter’s name to be named in his company new brand product.

The Apple Lisa product is marketed in 1983. This year is the hectic year ever for that company. Then, Apple created Macintosh all-in-one desktop Computer.  The features are never seen icons before.

In 1987, Apple celebrates its 10th Anniversary and Mac SE and Mac II are released. 7years later, Steve releases its first Power Macintosh Desktop Computer, and Job name it as well as the Powerbook 500 Series.  Apple starts licensing the MacOS. Apple also announces and informs the creation of Pippin/ What’s a pippin? It’s a home multimedia system for gaming, learning and surfing the Internet.

When apple celebrates its 20th birthday. A news that Apple and Microsoft are being into a partnership. They both agree to cooperate on several sales and technology fronts. Then apple release Mac OS7.6 and MacOS 8.0 that year. Job states that Apple will sell computers directly to users over the Internet.  Apple’s online Apple store becomes an immediate success in one week.

In 2001, Apple releases iMac and later followed by iPod. Continued by iPod mini or known as well as iPod nano in 2005. Job invents again and again. He created Macbook Pro in 2006 and later reveals the new iPhone for the next year. In 2010, Apple release iPad, the newest invention of iPhone but in a big size.

Then Steve Job quit his position as the leader of apple after inventing iPad 2 and finally peacefully he died in 2011.

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Trick or treat!

Hey yall. As you might already know that October 31st will be the most exciting ever. Yes, it’s Halloween, and everyone must have already prepared themselves for some trick or treat. Well, to make it more ‘exciting’, today I’m going to tell you one of the most delish recipes ever, perfect for celebrating this particular day. I bet most of you will be hungry and think about something to eat after scaring people off. This menu is called as 'Devil’s Food Cake with Marshmallow Frosting’. I took this recipe from this site (click here to see it by yourself) but it’s kind of modified a bit. I once made this and it tastes really good. You should try it too, by yourself!

Here’s what you need in order to make the most awesome halloween cake ever.

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup of boiling hot water
  • ¾ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder (not dutch process)
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ¼ cups of packed dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup of granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, warmed in a very warm water for 10 minutes (seriously)

Lots of stuff there, but I guarantee you that it’ll taste great. These are for the cake, and now for the frosting, you’ll need:

  • 1 lb of butter (4 sticks), keep it in room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 16 oz jar of marshmallow cream
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

You’re done with the ingredients, yeay! We’re going to the next step, which is, cooking time. *woosh* I just flew to the kitchen to do this.

Melt chocolate chips. You should put these in a glass bowl set in a pan of boiling water, and you need to stir it continuously until they were all melted. This is what you need to do when it comes to melt some nice and delish chocolates (I’m starving already). Then, CAREFULLY (I mean it, or the melted chocolate will stick to you and burn if you don’t do it carefully.) pour them into a piping bag or a ziplog bag with a corner cut off. This is the first part.

Next, trace the bottom of your cake pan on a piece of parchment paper. In the circle you traced, pipe in the melted chocolate with a spiderweb design. If you want more garnish, add a spider on top of the web (not literally a spider, but the frosting that you have already made before) or probably something else, like a 'Happy Halloween’ message for the people who will eat this later on. Make sure the design is on a flat surface. After you finished, put it in the freezer for at least an hour.

We’re moving to the next step. Preheat oven to 350 degree celsius with the racks in the upper and lower thirds. Butter two 9 in round cake pans and cover the bottom with a circle of parchment paper. Flour the sides and tap out the excess. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk together boiling water and cocoa in another bowl until smooth, and then whisk in milk and vanilla.

Beat butter and sugars with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until light and fluffy, ~3 minutes. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. At low speed, mix in flour in 3 batches, alternating with cocoa mixture and beginning and ending with flour, mixing until just combined. (Flour-Cocoa-Flour-Cocoa-Flour). Divide mixture among pans, smoothing tops. Place in oven, one on the upper rack, one on the lower rack. Bake for 20-25 minutes, switching pan positions halfway through. 

Now, the frosting. Oh, the frosting. I assure you, there are no typos in that recipe. It seriously uses a pound of butter. And it is worth it. This frosting is so disgustingly good. It makes the cake taste like what your Little Debbie snack cakes always aspired to be. Beat the butter in a bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Mix in ¼ of the sugar until just combined, and then add the rest. Add vanilla and mix. Stir in the marshmallow cream. Yes, the whole jar. Stop arguing. You’ll thank me later.

When the cake is done, they layers may be refrigerated before using. Take them out and assemble at least a half hour before serving. If you’ve done things right the chocolate spiderweb should easily slip off the parchment paper and onto the top of your cake. 

Voilà! The best cake you’ve ever eaten!

I shall thank Stephanie Foley for making such an awesome recipe ever. Last but not least, I know it’s kinda early, but HAPPY HALLOWEEN folks. Hope you enjoy it!

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Tokyo's Adventure Yet Wonderful World

A place where you can go to an adventure world and a fantasy world at one place, Tokyo Disneysea. This wonderful place is located in the side of Tokyo, Japan. Disneysea was really near the beach, so I could see a beautiful view on my way to the place. You would see a clear sea without any garbage that would amaze you.

In the entrance of Tokyo Disneysea, I could see a big globe that turned around in the middle of a fountain. Since I bought the Disneyland and Disneysea tickets in one package, so I directly entered the gate without buying another ticket after yesterday, I visited Tokyo Disneyland. When I entered the gate, it was like a big hall with many stores on the left and right side. I could see many merchandises of Disneysea inside the stores like doll, clothes, headband, hat and many other cute things that made you want to stay forever in the stores and you would buy many things.

To enter adventure world, the first destination was Tower of Terror. It was really hard to enter this ride since I had to line-up until more than 4 hours. When the other still opened until Disneysea closed, Tower of Terror would close early so it could finish on time. This one of favorite rides in Disneysea would bring you to a building and bring you up side down. In one spot, the window of that big building opened and I could see all rides in Disneysea for a second since it was so fast, the view was really beautiful. The second destination was Journey to The Center of The Earth. This roller coaster would bring you to the center of the earth. I met a big monster inside and also some weird creatures. Then suddenly the ride was moving faster and it was so dark, I kept screaming. Then I saw light but suddenly the ride was moving down like 45°, it was really steep.

To enter fantasy world, the first destination was Under The Sea Musical. I entered a big hall and in the center I saw little circle stage where they would do the musical. The musical was really awesome since it wasn’t only human who played but also some kites that shaped like fish or other things. If you were lucky, you would meet Prince Eric on Under The Sea area. The second destination was Disneysea Parade. It was located in the center of Disneysea, there was a big lake. In that lake, there was a parade which showed some attractions in the water. There was also fireworks even it was in the evening which was still bright. Then some Disney characters came out with some big ships and greeted us. They were so cute!

It was a very fun experience that I would like to do it again in the future. I would love to comeback to Disneysea again someday to play other rides that I hadn’t play on my first visit.

Super Show 3, From Super Junior To ELF

An idol group, Super Junior, had finished their Third Asia Tour, Super Show 3, on May 7th and chose Vietnam as their last stop for this 2010-2011 tour. Super Junior had also successfully held their previous 2 Asia Tours which were Super Show on 2008-2009 and Super Show 2 on 2009-2010. All their fans, known as ELF (Everlasting Friends) always tried their best to attend their concert and gave their support. ELF would bring a sapphire blue lightstick inside the stadium since sapphire blue is their fanclub’s colour, and the stadium would change into a sapphire blue ocean.

There were total 20 concerts in 13 cities. They held 2 days concert in Seoul, South Korea as the beginning of this tour on 14th-15th August 2010, then continued to 1 concert in Qindao, China on 28th August 2010, then they had 1 concert in Beijing, China on 23rd October 2010, also 1 concert in Nanjing, China on 13th November 2010 and made a concert on Christmas in Guangzhou, China for their last stop on 2010. Then they continued the tour on 2011 with held 2 days concert in Bangkok, Thailand on 15th-16th January 2011 and then continued to 2 concerts in Singapore on 29th-30th January 2011, and then they had 3 concerts in Yokohama, Japan on 18th-20thFebruary 2011, also a concert in Manila, The Philippines on 26th February 2011, and continued to a concert in Shanghai, China on 5th March 2011, then another 3 concerts in Taipei, Taiwan on 11th-13th March 2011, also a concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 19th March 2011, and concluded their 3rd Asia Tour on Binh Duong, Vietnam on 7th May 2011. Then they started to prepare their 5th album which is Mr Simple.

In 3 hours duration of concert, they sung approximately 35 songs including some solo performances from members. They sung some of their hit songs like ‘Sorry Sorry‘ that made them become one of world stars, and also Bonamana, which was from their 4thalbum and many other songs. Some of their solo performances were Yesung’s It Has to Be You,  Ryeowook’s One Fine Spring Day featuring Sungmin as the guitarist, Kyuhyun’s I Lived in Your Side for A Moment, Sungmin’s Falling Out, Eunhyuk featuring Donghae’s I Wanna Love You, Siwon’s Looking for A Day, Heechul’s The Way Idol Breakups, Shindong’s Champion, Heechul featuring Donghae‘s The Only Flower in The World, Leeteuk’s Kiss Goodbye, Eunhyuk’s Down, and also Henry’sBaby. Not only solo performances, there was also a special appearance by Lady HeeHee that actually Kim Heechul who dressed looks like Lady Gaga and started to sing Poker Face. Then there were also Beyonhae, Beyonhyuk and Beyondong that actually Donghae, Eunhyuk and Shindong who dressed look like Beyonce and started to sing Single Ladies. Later, four of them would sing Crazy in Love together. There was also a special appearance by Trax’s Jungmo and Jay on Don’t Don performance, and also a special appearance by f(x)’s Sulli on Heechul’s solo. Not all cities would have same solo performances, Super Junior really likes to give their fans with surprises by performing some new entertainments, like Eunhyuk’s solo that started on Super Show 3 Yokohama, also Heechul featuring Donghae sung a Japanese song titled The Only Flower in The World on Super Show 3 Yokohama. They really satisfied the audience with great, powerful yet playful performances.

Super Junior will be back with their First World Tour called Super Show 4 which will start this 19th and 20th November in Seoul, South Korea. This will be the last tour before Leeteuk follows Heechul and Kangin who had enlisted to the army before. For now, the confirmed cities that will be visited by Super Junior are Seoul, Osaka, Beijing, Taipei, Bangkok, and Singapore. Since the title is First World Tour, they promised that they will hold concerts in Europe and America so they can meet their fans all over the world. Hope that Super Junior will be success with their First World Tour. Break a leg, you guys!


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Super Show 3 3D Movie

Super Show 3 3D Movie, a movie that is made for all ages, especially for Super Junior fans; ELF. It shows the condition of Super Show 3 that was held at Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul on August 2010, which is the first stop of Super Junior’s 3rd Asia Tour. This 3D concert movie definitely allows the audience to experience and enjoy Super Show 3 in a different perspective.

You will meet the powerful performances of many songs including their hit singles “Sorry Sorry”, “Don’t Don”, and “Bonamana”, presented by 10 members of Super Junior including Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Siwon, Ryeowook, and Kyuhyun, also solo performance by Yesung and duet performance by Eunhyuk and Donghae, in 80 minutes. Since its 3D, you will feel like they are dancing and singing in front of your eyes, you will definitely like this movie if you are really a Super Junior fans.

The Super Show 3 3D movie starts with 3rd Gate, which is a song that sung by Yoo Youngjin, which is also played in the first VTR to introduce Super Junior members. Super Junior members come out and starts sing the rearranged version of their hit single that make them as a worldwide star, Sorry Sorry. Then it continues with the rearranged version of their single on 2nd album, Don’t Don, with a special appearance from Trax’s Jay as vocalist and Jungmo as guitarist also Super Junior M’s Henry as violinist and Super Junior’s Heechul as drummer in the middle of the performance. Then you will hear the sound of No Other that will catch your attention since Leeteuk and Sungmin are flying in the sky. Next is the trot song of Super Junior T, Tok Tok Tok, which can introduce you to Korea’s old song.  The show continues with one of Super Junior Happy songs, You & I. Next is Yesung that will melt your heart with his voice of art by singing It Has to Be You. Then a duet performance by Eunhyuk and Donghae, I Wanna Love You, with their sexy moves. They heat the stage with next song which is their single on 4th album, Bonamana. Then song that once became the opening song of Super Show 2, remix version of A Man in Love. Then come back to the time when they went to Malaysia with Dancing Out. After that, Super Junior members will change into vegetables and starts to sing Cooking? Cooking! with several cute pose.  Then they continue with Way for Love. Then one of sad songs on their 1st album, You are The One. The show finally ends with Wonder Boy.

Since SM Entertainment announced on 9th February that there would be 3D movie of Super Show 3, fans all over the world was anticipating that Super Show 3 3D movie would go to their country, since there was no official statement if this movie will go overseas or not back then. Until now, Super Show 3 3D movie only went to Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, and also Singapore. Many other countries are hoping that Super Show 3 3D movie will come to their country.

What To Do, What To Do.

Hey guys, we’re back with another post! Well, I decided to tell you some of my personal life. I mean, not that ‘personal’, more like sharing stuff that I’m currently doing now. These 2-days of holiday are kinda boring, to me. I have nothing to do, except playing my mac, or probably downloading some apps. Oh yeah, I sort of hacked my iPod (people nowadays called it 'jailbreaking’), and I heard that it’s legal in United States. They somehow stated that it doesn’t violate the copyright, since it’s non-profitable. Instead of waiting for a long time to search for free applications, I finally decided to jailbreak my own iTouch. I know it’s kinda late, but I didn’t regret a single thing of what I have already done. I can enjoy paid apps for free. For those who would like to jailbreak their apple products, you can search the tutorial in YouTube. It’s really easy, believe me.

Anyway, I’m glad that I already finished all of my homeworks. But the sad thing is, I have to think about what am I going to do for the rest of the day. I can’t just sit here all day long, sitting in front of my macbook. It’s boring. I think I decided to play with my macbook in the morning, then continue with practicing another dance choreography (wish me luck fellas), and the rest, maybe playing the piano, or watch some NCIS episodes on Fox. It’s a great TV show, and I love Ziva and Tony so bad (gah, I wish I can be as cool as those guys). Somehow, I looked like a girl who doesn’t have any 'important’ thing to do. To be honest, I’m so lazy on studying these days. Don’t try this at home.

What else? I kinda figured out that most of my writings here aren’t important at all. But what can I do? This is my story, and I just wanna share it to you guys. Writing a post is a fun thing to do. Well, if you wanna look for more personal stories of mine, just go directly to this link : nxvlmneotame.tumblr.com, and you’ll find tons of great stuffs right there, check it out. Oh yeah, I almost forgot that it’s 7 days left to the most amazing concert in the world, C.N.BLUE! Yes, I’m a fan, huge fan. I’m going to watch it with one of my friend, who’s also the author of this blog, Lunnie (yeah I sort of called her with that particular name, but actually her name is Luna. Sorry gurl), and also with my ex-bf. I hope it won’t be that awkward on the d-day.

I think we reached the final destination of this post. Thanks for reading anyway, and be sure to check out more awesome post on this blog. I hope you guys love it. Don’t forget to click the 'Like’ button (if you’re not a tumblr user), or click the 'Heart’ button (if you’re a tumblr user), and also give your comments (seriously, we need your voice, people!). Once again, thank you so much for reading. Adieu!

Virtual Life.

Hey guys, we’re back with another post. Lots of you must have your own gadgets right? And what’s the meaning of gadgets if you don’t use it for online services? I bet most of you are currently tweeting about something right now, or probably checking the Facebook timeline, searching whether there’s something interesting to watch. Maybe the rest of you reblogging posts in Tumblr, watching videos on YouTube, checking MySpace profiles, searching for Last.fm artist, or even answering anonymous questions on Formspring. All of them have the same point, which is, revealing yourself virtually.

Let’s go one by one. Twitter. It’s a simple, microblogging website which enables you to update status, mention people, and retweet them. It’s way more simple rather than Facebook, but actually they have different features. Twitter enables you to see what that person is currently doing at the moment, while Facebook enables you to see personal details about them. Everyone, mostly teenagers, assumed that you’re not cool if you don’t have a twitter account, because they think that other people will judge you based on whether you’re following the trend or not. Otherwise, they’ll think that you’re a super old-fashion person. Besides that, twitter also verifies official accounts for celebs, companies, and other stuffs relating to those, so that people can follow them and get some informations about them directly, without doubting that they are fake accounts. Facebook has more features rather than twitter. Since it’s a social networking website for posting updates, personal informations, pictures, groups, playing online games while making new friends with someone that you don’t know, and more. Even though twitter can also post pictures and links, still, Facebook reveals personal datas more than twitter does. I have both, but I kinda neglect my Facebook account for a long time, since I didn’t find anything interesting in there nowadays. I prefer to check twitter timeline and watch YouTube instead of seeing anonymous people updating unimportant things and type names and titles inappropriately (like using small and upper case at once, mixing numbers with letters, you know what I mean right?). The users are increasing, and somehow people just wanted to be cool in front of the others virtually, since in real life, they tend to hide their wants and hide themselves. Internet is like their own mask, so other people will look at their fake face instead of the real one. It’s like, they don’t appreciate what they already have right now.

MySpace is not really famous in my country, so does Last.fm, but some teenagers managed to use those just for fun. YouTube is like a gateway for people’s appreciation, or probably a gateway to critic other people in a sarcastic way. Some of you must have noticed what happened to Rebecca Black and Justin Bieber right? That’s what I’m talking about. Some artists are just, too much. (I didn’t mean to give bad comments, but that’s a fact, I guess) People have different taste, different wants, and different kinds of personality. They can give you a standing applause, or mock you as much as they want. That’s what I learn from YouTube.

Well, the point is, website creators spent lots of hard work in order to make people satisfied and enjoy living virtually. We can’t blame them for the bad things that happen to us. Procrastination tends to cause bad scores. Time flies when you’re having fun. Actually, it’s up to you, and it’s up to how you deal with those things. Some people use it for refreshing, but most of us just can’t live without it. It’s like, they keep calling us to come back every single second, and we started to feel addicted to it. It’s true.

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Tokusatsu 101: Episode 1, Kamen Riders.

You’re probably thinking “Wait a minute, why does LDSTRM posting an article about some lame wimpy kid show?” if you’re one of those people, leave the page now, Google the word ‘Tokusatsu’, and after a few minutes go back to this page and continue reading this. If you’re not, lets carry on then shall we? NO, Tokusatsu is not some lame kid shows with uncountable explosive and cliche story line. Tokusatsu in definition, is any live-action film that features a transforming superheroes. But now Tokusatsu is a trend, a history, a legacy that have been passed through generations.

I may sound silly but the history of Tokusatsu shows are remarkable. There are many kinds of Tokusatsu, like I said in the beginning. Lets start off with the Kamen Riders. The Kamen Rider was born from the mind of Shotaro Ishinomori, one of Japan’s finest sci-fi writer. The Kamen Rider was based on a quite beatiful philosophy if might say, it is based on the balance between the power of nature, the power of the human itself, and the power between justice and evil. With such a strong philosophy, the show started itself with this dudes over here.

On the right, is the world’s first and most iconic Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider Ichigo, and on the left is the next Kamen Rider after him, Kamen Rider Nigo. The balance between nature and human being is, represented by the grasshopper like helmets, this style is then used for all of the Kamen Riders after them. This iconic shape also strongly symbolizes a classic or authentic Japanese Hero. What makes the Kamen Riders different from Superman and Batman, is that they use a device or power to make transform them from human, to Rider. In the Kamen Rider case, the rider belt is the most famous transforming device ever. Ever. Ever.

The Kamen Rider story is always different from one series to another. Their fighting moves are legen, wait for it, dary. Their signature finisher move is of course the rider kick(RAIDA KIKKU if you want to add some more adrenaline and expression to it). Every Kamen Rider, no matter how awesome their weapons are, their ultimate finisher move is always the rider kick. Besides there’s only 2 steps to do a rider kick. Step 1, pose and jump, start screaming “RAIDAAAA….”. Step 2, extend your left or right leg into kicking pose, positioned your body into a horizontal kicking stance and continue your screaming “KIIIICCCKK!”. Easy, ain’t it?

Through 40 years of development, the Kamen Rider series have experienced many ups and downs and also some major developments. To categorize the new and old series of Kamen Riders, fans and also the company that made them in the first place, Toei, divide the Kamen Rider era into 2, Showa (classic) Era and the Heisei (modern) Era. The Showa Era includes the first two Kamen Riders Ichigo and Nigo, and also the last 3 Showa riders that only appears in their respective special movies, they are Kamen Rider Shin, ZO, and J. There are several ways to distinguish between the riders of the two era. First and most recognizable is the scarf. Almost all Showa rider wore scarf, until it is removed on Kamen Rider Black and Black RX. Next is of course the costume design. Showa Riders are strongly themed and based on insects, but the Heisei riders are based on everything. Take a look at this

The picture is above is 2009’s Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider Kiva. As you can see from the design it is not very bug-like. The series was based and horror and vampire, that is why Kiva have wide bat-shaped visors and wings on his right leg (for the RIDER KICK!). Next is example is from the newest Kamen Rider

This is the newest Kamen Rider, his name is Fourze (read; four-zeh). Fourze was born on the 40th Anniversary of the Kamen Rider series, and to celebrate Yuri Gagarin’s visit to the outer space. That is Fourze’s design is based on space utilities or maybe vehicles. Just look at that ridiculous rocket-shaped head. You might want to face palm yourself after seeing this but after watching the series, you’ll be running around with your hands up, blabbering around about space and star constellation.

Besides the costume there is the belt, the belt is the most important thing for a Kamen Rider. All main Kamen Rider uses belt as their device for transforming. Although several other riders uses other devices like gun or watch. The transformation of the belt is somehow perpendicular with the development of design. Check this out

This is Kamen Rider OOO’s henshin belt, Kamen Rider OOO is the 2010 Kamen Rider which based on greed, power, and medals. To transform OOO needs 3 different kinds of core medals, and then scanning them to transform. This concept of henshin is really different from the past rider which was simply using inner strength and power to magically appear the belt or transform.

Next is their story. Among the other Tokusatsu shows, Kamen Rider is probably the only show that features a more dramatic serious storyline and complexity than the others. Each series have their own main problem, their characters are getting more complex and bounded to the story background even more. One of the best character in all of the Kamen Rider series is Ankh. The Greeed from Kamen Rider OOO that somewhat a partner, but also a traitor, and also an enemy. Kamen Riders are not meant to be consumed strictly for children, but for all ages. That is why among the others, in my opinion, Kamen Rider is the most global and the most appropriate Tokusatsu shows to be consumed by everyone.

NEXT TIME ON TOKUSATSU 101: EPISODE 2, SUPER SENTAI.

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UPCOMING SEASON TREND - WINTER 2011/2012

  Fashion is the common thing of most people are familiar with. The way a person dresses can speak up about their personality. The real fashionista will always plans and prepares his/her wardrobe right ahead before the next season comes. They start thinking and working on creation of impressive looks for the upcoming season. The collections are always attracting people’s eyes. Lucky them who lives in subtropical area, four seasons a year, undergoes four times changing of fashion mode. Spring, summer, autumn, and winter will always have different ways of dressing.


  Fashion just can’t stay aside of this global trend. We all know that every fashion designer always create their own masterpieces based on the number of trends. Starting from clothing, shoes, accessories, bags, etc. So what trends in Winter 2011/2012?


#1 MANNISH STYLE:


Nowadays, the world style seems to be changing. Woman’s looks tend to be mannish, and vice versa. These looks exhibit what man usually uses, as we can see the mannish suits, shirts, boots, and hats in majority. These are the collection of Sonia Rykiel, Moschino, Reed Krakoff, Hermes, Chanel, and Dolce & Gabbana.


#2 40s ELEGANCE

The way dressing of these 40s collections, convey a richness aura of design. Perfectly represents the beauty of woman’s style. Gucci, Christian Dior, Jonathan Saunders and Miu Miu successfully created a magnificence of winter fashion.

#3 COLOR

In term of fashion, color mostly influences everything. Designer produces their collections, make it gorgeous but keep noticing on the colors. Here comes some color ideas of the collections.

SOFT COLORS:

As it’s soft, these colors are the same to nude colors. People can be looked so thin by using soft colors outfit.

BRIGHT COLORS:

Yes! Bright colors makes people shines. These kinds of shocking colors, bring us to the passionate of bravery. Teenagers are well-matched with those bright colors.

BLACK COLORS:

Black is slimming! As a neutral color, it gives sense of elegancy and simpleness way of dressing. Black can be fitted with all colors. 

SHINY COLORS:

This glittery effect of clothing creates an awesomeness. So Chic!

PRINTS:

Who likes printed colors? Some people think that printed colors can hardly matched with other color. A nice try if you mix printed color with the neutral one, but it would be fabulous and become very precious if it’s mixed with other printed color. Picturesque!

 

  As we can see those are amazing colors. They affect and influence the world’s fashion. Have you decided your upcoming season’s outfit? Let’s try to mixed and matched all the colors. It doesn’t matter of being weird because fashion is an art. And I would like to take this as my point of my observations.


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