2006-10 (Oct)

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Simply Libertarian

What sort of political description fits me best? The World's Smallest Political Quiz categorized me as a Libertarian.

What is a libertarian? Here is a brief description of where I stand, politically:

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Guest Writer

Now indrani.net starts to have guest contributors. Our first guest writer is Judhi Prasetyo, a great friend from Singapore. He's writing on how food in Singapore can have a religion.

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Lifehacking - Domestic Waste Management

For a developed country like singapore, public consciousness of waste management is not as progressive as developed western countries. Sure Singapore is a clean country, but that's because people are paid to keep everything clean rather than a deeply rooted clean culture. Heck, people don't even clean up their own trays in fast food restaurant. Also, not many people separate their wastes, nor do they know about recycling, despite the availability of recycling scheme in Singapore. Perhaps Singapore needs government campaign in recycling. Regardless, Singapore's cleanliness and waste management culture is better than Indonesia. But I'll talk about Indonesia's waste management culture in another blog entry.

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Noe Jontor

We went for Indosing-mums Lebaran celebration lunch in Tampines, hosted by Ellen and Wiwie. And the food, oh the food, was so very good, ranging from the traditional lebaran dishes such as opor and sambel goreng ati, to pempek, es campur, lotek, and mi baso. Fabulous! Noe also met his future girlfriend, Kinara binti Nico.

But then Noe fell down at the play ground because he was too excited to be in a new place, but too tired (because he hasn't had his afternoon nap). Noe fell and landed on his lips. There were some minor tears in his lips but with lots of blood. He cried and cried unconsolably, poor thing. Breastfeeding did help to reduce the pain, but only a little. After the bleeding stopped, his lips sweeled three times from the original size. He ended up with jontor lips. Jontor is an indonesian word for big lips that protrude far forward.

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An Apology Body and Soul

In the spirit of Idul Fitri, we'd like to wish a happy lebaran day and we'd like to apologize body and soul (direct translation of Indonesian congratulatory phrase).

Idul Fitri, in Indonesia, is the day where everybody offer apology to each other for the sins and mistakes that has been done over the past year. Idul Fitri day is believed to be an atonement day, a rebirth. If a person is a computer, he is reformatted, and is given a chance to start with a blank hard disk space for the upcoming year.

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Ten Years Online

It has been more than ten years since I use internet, and now it has been one of my basic needs. Now I can't imagine being somewhere with no internet connection, I may experience severe withdrawal syndrome. It's really cute to look back at how internet was like more than ten years ago.

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Borat Sagdiyev - Борат Сагдиев

My brother Yodhi introduced me to Borat. I wished I had known him earlier as he embodies the aura of most decent men on earth. Borat Sagdiyev (Cyrillic: Борат Сагдиев) ("born" July 30, 1979) is a Kazakh journalist that you should pay attention to.

To start with, you may view this video at your own will. Try to refrain from laughing, especially if you are watching this in a mosque, synagogue, public library, goat farm or mental institution:

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Blissful Beverage

When my son latches hungrily onto my bosom and drinks from my body, I always discover a feeling that I have never felt before. It is a blissful feeling, full of love and joy. Time stops. Relaxed. Giving and taking unconditionally to each other. Embrace. Calm. And we look at each other closely and smile. Sometimes he touches my nose and lips too, playfully, curiously.

And when he is finished, he looks drunk and contented. Intoxicated by mother's milk. A big burp will follow. Happy!

He is so lovely! And what a beautiful feeling, breastfeeding is.

And it is a great painkiller for him too. The only thing that can soothe his feeling after a painful fall, is my milk!

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damn haze

Damn haze. The whole house is coughing and I have sore throat with slightly runny nose and sneezing (allergic reaction). Noe became fussy and lethargic. The blockage in my nasal area caused disturbing headache. ARRGH!! And we don't have air conditioning system at home, so we had to keep the window open or else we would be steamed inside the house. And all Indonesia does is apologize without doing anything.

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