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Kei's Birth Video

Finally after about 6 months, Kei's birth video is done into a 5 minutes short clip. See here:

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Legislate Breastfeeding?

As a staunch proponent of breastfeeding, I should be happy when the Makassar Province in Indonesia decided to draft a breastfeeding bill, right?

WRONG! I was ambiguous about it, because from the title of the legislation, it sounds that the bill is aimed towards mothers instead of the public facilities and health workers. The title of the legislation itself sounds vague: "Peraturan Daerah Air Susu Ibu". At a first glance, the title seems to "encourage" (force) mothers to breastfeed their babies... but does it imply that mothers are to be punished for not breastfeeding? It's unclear, but many interprets the law that it puts mothers in a disadvantaged position.

Vague Title, Absent Content

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Dr.M's Blog

Dr. Mahathir Mohamad started to blog at chedet.com, including receiving comments from people too. He could be the first and only (former) country leader that blogs, and a blogger of the highest government rank - Prime Minister, that is (albeit retired).

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Hasil Survey Biaya Hidup

Survey asal-asalan kemaren sudah mengundang sekitar 40 responden. Terima kasih untuk semua pihak yang telah memberikan masukan. Tanpa metode macem-macem, angka yang kita terima kita rata-ratakan per kategori. Hasilnya adalah sebagai berikut.

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Tagged with 123 meme

Sorry Mr. Ong, for responding so-very-late to your 123 meme, Indrani have been occupied with things, sick kids, and flying back and forth Singapore-Jakarta. With easter holiday in the horizon, we just found the time to write again.

Indi hasn't been reading books lately, too busy with work, so that leaves me responding to the meme. The meme rules are:

  • look up page 123 in the book that is nearest to you at this very minute
  • look for the fifth sentence
  • then post the three sentences that follow that fifth sentence on page 123.

Here goes:

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This Guy For Jakarta

We need Jaime Lerner as governor of Jakarta. Below is his presentation at TED, and he came across as a very down to earth person. His presentation is concise, simple, but profound.

Some of my favorite quotes:
- To fix a city, we have to start from teaching the children because they will teach the parents.
- Creativity happens when you cut one zero from the budget.
- We have to work fast because we don't have the whole time to plan. We can't have all the answer. It's important to just start, and contribution from the people is important, because they could teach you when you're not in the right track.

And he sings too, at the end of the presentation.
It's possible, it's possible, you can do it, you can do it!

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What Is Your Earliest Memory?

I am trying to remember what is the earliest event in my life that I remember. Sure enough, I don't really remember myself being a baby in a diaper. But there are some remnants of memory in my brain that, I'm sure, happened before I was five years old. Some events even happened before I was three year old because I could remember them, even graphically, mainly because of a significant time marker in those events. Those events are as follows:

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Tracking My Time

I've been tracking my time for the past few months. I'm able to do this perhaps because I'm just a housewife with plenty of spare time(Yeah right, the truth is, being a mom is a 24hr job!). Let me share with you about it.

In the beginning...

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My Ankle

I am pissed off by whoever did the paving along Labrador Park using limestone (or whatever material) that becomes slippery when wet. It was raining so I slipped and sprained my ankle this afternoon. I landed from my fall the wrong way because I was trying to protect my baby who is sitting in my baby bjorn carrier. And now I can only walk with turtle pace, and my ankle hurts, it is a bit swollen too. ARRGH!

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