Friday, July 31, 2009

Timeless Twist Court Shoes

Some of the most striking styles of the 1950s were the most daring and risqué, and that extends beyond the clothing to accessories like these Timeless Twist Court Shoes.

In a kitschy pastel blue that's instantly fifties-look, these sassy high heels have great vintage inspiration all over, from the crossed fabric vamp to the curvy ankle. With a daringly high heel, these provide the perfect addition to an amped up pin-up girl look, without looking too over the top.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Plat Nomor Mobil Pejabat

Ini adalah plat nomor mobil Ibas alias Edhie Baskoro Yudhoyono. Anak SBY yang sekarang jadi anggota DPR.

Sering kita kesal jika ada pejabat lewat. Sebab yang konon disebut sebagai abdi masyarakat ini, ternyata kelakuan mereka malah melebihi raja.

Berikut saya tampilkan tanda nomor mobil-mobil pejabat sebagai selingan dan syukur-syukur dapat hafal siapa tahu ketemu di jalan raya. Sehingga, saat kesal kira-kira kita dapat mengenali muka si pejabat yang konon abdi masyarakat ini. Mereka mungkin sering muncul di media massa bak malaikat, tetapi kelakuan di jalan sebaliknya.

* RI 1: Presiden

Foto tidak perlu dijelaskan :-)

Mobil lain SBY

* RI 2: Wakil Presiden
* RI 3: Istri/suami presiden
* RI 4: Istri/suami wakil presiden
* RI 5: Ketua Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat
* RI 6: Ketua Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat
* RI 7: Ketua Dewan Perwakilan Daerah
* RI 8: Ketua Mahkamah Agung
* RI 9: Ketua Mahkamah Konstitusi
* RI 10: Ketua Badan Pemeriksa Keuangan
* RI 11: Menteri Koordinator Bidang Politik, Hukum, dan Keamanan
* RI 12: Menteri Koordinator Bidang Perekonomian
* RI 13: Menteri Koordinator Bidang Kesejahteraan Rakyat
* RI 14: Menteri Sekretaris Negara
* RI 15: Menteri Sekretaris Kabinet
* RI 16: Menteri Dalam Negeri
* RI 17: Menteri Luar Negeri
* RI 18: Menteri Pertahanan
* RI 19: Menteri Hukum dan Hak Asasi Manusia
* RI 20: Menteri Keuangan
* RI 21: Menteri Energi dan Sumber Daya Mineral
* RI 22: Menteri Perindustrian

Rombongan nich.

* RI 23: Menteri Perdagangan
* RI 24: Menteri Pertanian
* RI 25: Menteri Kehutanan
* RI 26: Menteri Perhubungan
* RI 27: Menteri Kelautan dan Perikanan
* RI 28: Menteri Tenaga Kerja dan Transmigrasi
* RI 29: Menteri Pekerjaan Umun
* RI 30: Menteri Kesehatan
* RI 31: Menteri Pendidikan Nasional

Banyak anak sekolah yang gak lulus UAN gemes sama mobil ini.

* RI 32: Menteri Sosial
* RI 33: Menteri Agama
* RI 34: [[Menteri Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata
* RI 35: Menteri Komunikasi dan Informasi
* RI 36: Menteri Negara Riset dan Teknologi
* RI 37: Menteri Negara Koperasi dan Usaha Kecil-Menengah

Kemungkinan dia pada kabinet 2009-2014 masih jadi menteri deh.

* RI 38: Menteri Negara Lingkungan Hidup
* RI 39: Menteri Negara Pemberdayaan Perempuan
* RI 40: Menteri Negara Pendayagunaan Aparatur Negara
* RI 41: Menteri Negara Pembangunan Daerah Tertinggal
* RI 42: Menteri Negara Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional/Ketua BaPeNas
* RI 43: Menteri Negara Badan Usaha Milik Negara
* RI 44: Menteri Negara Perumahan Rakyat
* RI 45: Menteri Negara Pemuda dan Olah Raga
* RI 46: Jaksa Agung
* RI 47: Panglima Tentara Nasional Indonesia
* RI 48: Kepala Kepolisian Republik Indonesia
* RI 52: Wakil Ketua DPR
* RI 59: Wakil Ketua Badan Pemeriksa Keuangan

Meski selalu didahului vorijder yang dapat menghilangkan kemacetan, tapi presiden pun tidak dapat mengalahkan banjir Jakarta. Aneh ...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Social History of Clothing

It is easy to forget that there is a history to the clothes we wear. All societies observe certain rules, some of them quite strict, about the way in which men, women and children should dress, or how different social classes and groups should present themselves. These norms come to define the identity of people, the way they see themselves, the way they want others to see them. They shape our notions of grace and beauty, ideas of modesty and shame. As times change and societies are transformed, these notions also alter. Modifications in clothing come to reflect these changes.

The emergence of the modern world is marked by dramatic changes in clothing. In this chapter, we will look at some of the histories of clothing in the modern period, that is in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Why are these two centuries important?

Before the age of democratic revolutions and the development of capitalist markets in eighteenth-century Europe, most people dressed according to their regional codes, and were limited by the types of clothes and the cost of materials that were available in their region. Clothing styles were also strictly regulated by class, gender or status in the social hierarchy.

After the eighteenth century, the colonization of most of the world by Europe, the spread of democratic ideals and the growth of an industrial society, completely changed the ways in which people thought about dress and its meanings. People could use styles and materials that were drawn from other cultures and locations, and western dress styles for men were adopted worldwide.

It is interesting topic when I am walk blogging. Then I continue read this article at Clothing —A Social History

If you interest in this topic please read this article also.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jimmy Carter Thought

I think Carter find a new interpretation on the Bible text. As Irshad Manji thought, we cannot interpret Holy book back to past when this book has wrote. May be, in it time, the book has a breakthrough beyond it's time thinking. However, when time is running, we must adapt the thought of this thinking on our time. It is include women leadership. It is my breakthrough thinking also. Below is news about Jimmy Carter decision in relating about church that prohibited women from being ordained. The news is taken from Politics Daily.

After more than 60 years together, Jimmy Carter has announced himself at odds with the Southern Baptist Church — and he's decided it's time they go their separate ways. Via Feministing, the former president called the decision "unavoidable" after church leaders prohibited women from being ordained and insisted women are "subservient to their husbands." Said Carter in an essay in The Age:

At its most repugnant, the belief that women must be subjugated to the wishes of men excuses slavery, violence, forced prostitution, genital mutilation and national laws that omit rape as a crime. However, it also costs many millions of girls and women control over their own bodies and lives, and continues to deny them fair access to education, health, employment and influence within their own communities.

The truth is that male religious leaders have had — and still have — an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women. They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter. Their continuing choice provides the foundation or justification for much of the pervasive persecution and abuse of women throughout the world.

After watching everyone from philandering politicians to Iran's president taking a sudden look heavenwards when the roof starts to come down on them, it's refreshing to see Carter calling out the role of religion in the mistreatment of women.

The question for Carter — and for others who find themselves at odds with leadership — is, when a group you're deeply involved in starts to move away from your own core beliefs, do you stay and try to change from within or, at some point, do you have to look for the exit? Carter did give the former a shot — in recent years publicly criticizing and distancing himself from church leadership, while staying involved with his church. Now, he's seeing if absence might do what presence did not.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Trying to Place an Award form My Friend

My friend, Risma Hutabarat offered me an award. It is honour for me. However, it first time forme to place such award. I hope it a right way to place an award. I have visit many blog with this kind award. It is interesting. Nevertheless, I have little information about what and how. I hope it just work.


These links are:

1.Robby Hakim


3.Surya Tips

4.Antaresa Mayuda

5.Baca Buku Fanda

6.Reni Judhanto

7.Evylia Hardi


9.Blog Perempuan Rumahan

10.Miktam Lilo's Father's Journal

If you want to get more information about this award, i think it is better to access this link: About Award form Risma Hutabarat

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A New Magazine that I Contribute

A new Christian Magazine has been published. It is an inspirational, spiritual, and motivational magazine for Christians in Indonesia. Tag line of the magazine is developing personal, church and people life. I contribute in this magazine.

It is a brief content of the magazine.
  • True story about children who suffering autism but could struggle and became genius.
  • Jerusalem, a city was pictured has many conflict but actually it's inhabitant developed a wide tolerance life.
  • Many useful tips and tricks to living day better.
  • Life investigation of Panda, ex “Termehek-mehek” presenter, one of rising rating television show.
  • Healthy tips

Monday, July 13, 2009

Music that Breaking Boredom

Mbah Surip in Kyai Kanjeng Concert. Look EmHa Ainun Najib wife's, Novia Kolopaking, in the bacground.

Last three month in television in Indonesia, we are presented with a song entitled "Tak Gendong". That song sings by Mbah Surip. I do not know why this song gets popular so fast. May be it because of simple lyric that we easy to remember.

Alternatively, we are bored with rush of love song sing by new bands or singers that they sing without good taste. They sing just tell to listener how good falling in love, how sick if get a broken hearted, or how crafty to dishonest to our lover. There is nothing new with love song.

Nevertheless, Mbah Surip song tells a different topic. He tells a generosity and kindness through his lyric. He offered that he would bear someone whom is may be man or woman. He offered that if he bears him/her, the addressee would get many advantages; especially he/she did not get tired because Mbah Surip has bore him/her.

This is the complete lyric in Bahasa Indonesia.

tak gendong ke mana-mana
enak dong manteb dong
daripada kamu naik pesawat kedinginan
mendingan tak gendong tho
enak tho manteb tho
hayo… ke mana?

tak gendong ke mana-mana
tak gendong ke mana-mana
enak tau!

where are you going?
oke I'm booking
where are you going?
oke my darling

haaa… haaa…

tak gendong ke mana-mana
tak gendong ke mana-mana
enak dong mateb dong daripada kamu naik taksi kesasar
mendingan tak gendong tho enak tho manteb tho
hayo.. mau ke mana?

tak gendong ke mana-mana
tak gendong ke mana-mana
enak tau!

where are you going
oke I'm booking

where are you going
oke my darling

haaaaa haaaaaa

tak gendong ke mana-mana
enak tau

haaaa haaaaaaa haaaaaaa

I heard that Mbak Surip get 4 billion rupiahs (U.S. $ 400,000) from the royalty of this song. Moreover, purportedly Mbah Surip before an oil mining in overseas. He also have joint in Kyai Kanjeng concert. I do not know the exactly of his life, so dark, and there are mask over him. He with unique laugh, “Ha Ha Ha Ha” keep some mysterious.

However, anyway, his song is a breaking of boredom in Indonesian industrial music. I love that song

Tak gendong ke mana-mana Ha ha ha ha I love u full.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Introduction to Grace

We cannot mention grace without talk about Bible. In my knowledge, grace is rarely mentioned outside Bible. However, people who believe in Bible also have little understanding about this word at least myself.

Philip Yancey in his book, What so Amazing about Grace, cites that Jesus talked about it often. He described a world suffused with Go's grace: where the sun shine on good and bad; where birds gather seeds gratis, neither plowing nor harvesting to earn them; where untended wildflowers burst into bloom on the rocky hillsides. Like a visitor from a foreign country who notices what the natives overlook, Jesus saw grace everywhere. Yet he never analyzed of defined grace, and almost never used the word. Instead, he communicated grace through stories we knows asa parables.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What is Miktam?

Although the exact meaning of “Michtam” (in some cases it is spelt as Miktam) is unknown(Some translate the word "golden", i.e., precious), it is believed to mean something along the line of “a golden poem.” Some have suggested that it means “a mysterious poem.”

We found it in the titles of Psalm 16:1 56:1. It is rendered in the Septuagint. by a word meaning "tablet inscription" or a "stelograph." The root of the word means to stamp or grave, and hence it is regarded as denoting a composition so precious as to be worthy to be engraved on a durable tablet for preservation; or, as others render, "a psalm precious as stamped gold," from the word _kethem_, "fine or stamped gold.

The psalm does reveal David's trust in life and hope in death. We can call it "David's Golden Secret". David's secret was that he placed his trust in the LORD, along with delighting in His saints on the earth (God's people). He found the LORD to be a good inheritance, and sought to bless Him for His counsel. Having set the LORD always before him and at his right hand, David was confident he would not be moved (Psalm 16:1-8).

Any way, Jesus Christ is called as son of David. May be there are many similarity about the of Jesus and David. How they have an intimate relationship with LORD and their trust in life and hope in death. However, Jesus proclaimed himself as a Savior who conquered the death.