2007-05 (May)

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Singapore NAVY Open House at Changi Naval Base

Jendral Augie from Memphis is in town so we took him to
Changi Naval Base to see what it's like since Singapore Navy were having Open House 2007 for public to have an opportunity to have fun and get inside the ships.


 

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Noe Indi and Rani as Actors

The Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group Singapore assigned me to take part in a documentary film program on Breastfeeding. Not that I have a beautiful actress's face, heck, I never even use lipstick in my daily life! I was assigned because I had experienced many problems related to breastfeeding during the first few weeks of Noe's life. So in this documentary I had to share my experience to overcome those problems.

So, last weekend the crews from megamedia (Hazel, Shereen and another lady which I forgot the name) came to my house to do a shooting. It was semi-scripted with interview segments. I had to reenact the situation when I had mastitis. It was real fun!

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New Hairdo

We shaved Noe's hair because we still do not know how to properly cut a kid's hair. Here's the result:






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Michael Moore Should Have Come with Us to Cuba

‘Hasta la Victoria Siempre’. Michael Moore is now under investigation for having visited Cuba for his recent film SiCKO (this film does for the US health system what Fahrenheit 9/11 did for Mr Bush and Bowling for Columbine did for the American obsession with guns). You may not realize that although American citizens are free to travel around the world they are not allowed to enter Cuba. If they get caught doing it, they could be jailed for 5 years or get a hefty USD250k fine.

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Violence on TV Mobile

I was travelling on SBS Transit bus number 97 from Alexandra to my office in Jurong East yesterday morning (8:30am) when I was really shocked to see something that I think should have been censored but shown on the small on-board TV set called TV Mobile.

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Police Chief threatens to hit a Pregnant Woman in Jakarta

Forwarded from Tomi Satryatomo. Should I translate this into english? This is sickening

Kekerasan, arogansi, power abuse di Indonesia??? ??

Oooh...ini mah sudah tradisi!!!!

Mungkin pelaku2nya sudah gak makan nasi kayak kita2 lagi jadi merasa sah2 saja menindas, menyiksa, menghina dan menistakan kita.

Gak usah deh lihat videonya kekerasa di IPDN yang menyebabkan Praja Cliff Muntu meninggal dunia, miris..... mau tau yg barusan terjadi tadi pagi dengan dirikuw????

Perjalanan ke kantor bersama suami tadi pagi seperti biasa kehambat di Jalanan Deplu Raya Pondok Pinang arah Pondok Indah. Waktu menunjukkan jam delapan pagi.

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Prophet Muhammad, our Ancestor

Last year, we began creating family tree in the Wiki-based genealogy site, Rodovid. At that time, we discovered that both Indi and I were descendant of Ken Arok, and we shared the same ancestry up to Bhre Kertabumi (Brawijaya V)

Yesterday I got more information with regards to our ancestry. It turned out that we're descendants of Prophet Muhammad, 41 generations apart. Now that does not mean that we're pious or good religious people. But it shed a light that possibly many Javanese people are descendant of Prophet Muhammad.

How did it happen? First, let me just share with you my methodology in mapping our family history. It's actually pretty simple, based on available data, I plotted them into Rodovid Website

  • First, I plotted my ancestry up to Sultan Agung, 11 generations before me. The data is credible, because it is a certified family tree published by the Jogjakarta Sultanate. Solo Sultanate also have similar family tree. We can make the database richer if you can plot your family tree if you have on, or whatever genealogy information you have.
  • Secondly, I found Babad Jawa Versi Mangkunegaran online, which traced the lineage of Javanese Kings, Queens, and Princes, up to Ken Arok and Tunggul Ametung. This resulted in a family tree that I put here almost one year ago
  • Thirdly, last year, I googled genealogy information of Wali Sanga and particularly Sunan Ampel. This gives additional information on the Javanese family tree during Raden Patah era, in which intermarriage with the Muslims started to happen. Last year I could only traced the lineage up to Maulana Malik Ibrahim
  • In the mean time, Indi's genealogy information is added based on information available in the book Komat Kamit Selo Soemardjan, that mentioned his ancestry up to Sultan Demak. This information was also plotted
  • This year, I just saw an update in the Wikipedia page of Sunan Ampel. New information of Sunan Ampel's lineage is added, with ancestry information up to Husayn, the son of Ali bin Abi Thalib and Fatimah Az-Zahra. So I plotted this information.
  • It turned out that somebody else had already plotted genealogy information of Prophet Muhammad, so what I do is just link my plotted family tree into this family tree. This resulted into a colossal family tree that spans 59 generations, from third century BC up to today.

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Ikea discourages the use of plastic bags?

Indi went to Ikea Alexandra with Noe yesterday to buy tent for Noe's playhouse. We knew that Ikea in Singapore had just adopted the policy of discouraging the use of plastic bags, and we truly support it, to minimise waste!

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