Archive for May, 2008

Lunch Time Memories

One of the best things that I’ve ever experienced while working on my current office is the opportunity to have lunch in a nice restaurant. Usually it is me with my co-workers and my boss, and also with our customers. Depending on the customers, we could end up having lunch at a nice restaurant in a nice hotel, here in Jakarta.

I remember the second time we had lunch there I was not feeling very well, and because of that I didn’t enjoy the food as much as I wanted, which is a pity because the food choices were various and plentiful. And the quality is one of the finest I’ve ever tasted.

The food types ranged from Asian Food to European Food and they even have their own wine cellar. Although probably you couldn’t say that it was a cellar since it was only a room separated by transparent glass wall with wine racks lining the back wall. Read the rest of this entry »

31 Hours Jazz Show by Komunitas Jazz Kemayoran

Komunitas Jazz Kemayoran's WebsiteFor those of you Jazz lovers who live in Jakarta or happened to be in Jakarta during this weekend, you might want to watch the 31 Hours Jazz Show. What is 31 Hours Jazz Show? It is literally a Jazz Show which is being held for 31 hours straight, non-stop from start to finish.

I heard about the event from a good friend of mine who happened to be a very good jazz piano player. He is scheduled to take part from 7P.M on the first day to 1A.M on the second day. The show is being held on this Friday, May 30th, starting at 3P.M until Saturday, 31st May ending at 10P.M.

It is being presented by the young talents from Kemayoran Jazz Community (Komunitas Jazz Kemayoran). There are also a few big names in Indonesian Jazz who will also take part in the event, such as Idang Rasjidi, Harry Toledo and several others. Read the rest of this entry »

Hygiene Is Important

For those of you who have kids, you surely know what I meant. No matter how many times my wife and I told my children, it didn’t seem to work because they’re still putting things, unclean things mind you, into their mouth. This case is especially true for my younger child.

Even my older child is not free from such action, like holding shoes or sandals on its sole and then putting hands in the mouth. My older child even has this new habit of biting the nail of her thumb! Right now, all my wife and I can do is to keep reminding her not to do that every time she started biting her fingernail.

When we are in the house, it is easy to clean our children’s hands or fingers. But when we are not in the house, washing hands is not always available as an option. This is the time when we started using those wet tissues or wipes. Those things are indeed a big help for us. Read the rest of this entry »

Ubuntu 8.04 – The Hardy Heron

Ubuntu Site's ScreenshotI was browsing the web as usual tonight when I suddenly remembered that it has been more than a  month since the latest version of Ubuntu was released. If you didn’t know, Ubuntu is the only Operating System (and a free one at that) who is scheduled for a new version release every 6 months. That is twice in a year!

If you look at the version number, 8.04 means that that Ubuntu version was released at the year of 2008 ( the number 8 ) and at the month of April ( the number 04 ). This is the eighth release of Ubuntu, and knowing its dependability to release a new version for every 6 months, the next version of Ubuntu (8.10) will be released on October later this year. Read the rest of this entry »

The Effects of Gasoline Price Increase

As you can read on my post regarding the increase in Indonesia’s Gasoline Price, it is now been three days since the price of Fuel first declared. Already the newspaper, television and even my co-workers are discussing it every day.

It is not the price of the fuel itself that got talked about the most, but rather the side-effect that happened because of the fuel price increase. That is the basic and even not-so-basic commodities price which also increased due to the fuel price increase.

Even now the cost or the fee for public transportation is increasing rapidly and almost simultaneously Read the rest of this entry »