Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Give Me A Chance, Mom! [Story]

This past few week Lisa, my daughter is almost 17 years old often came home late from her lesson. Again and again I ask, the answer is always traffic jam. She usually not like that, she always home on time.

Our relationship was not good indeed. Since she asked for permission to join the school band and I'm not allow it, it's just like my daughter put up a barrier to our relationship. She always keep silence even though I tried to ask. She was a quiet type, but once she was always warm to me. I really miss my spoiled little girl, sweet and always open to me.

I asked my husband to intervene. But it makes our relationship even worse. Even he put his hands up and asked me to be patient. "Lisa maybe need time alone. Be patient!"

As days past our relationship get more worse. I became increasingly irritable because I do not know how else to talk to my daughter. If she forgot about her task, I immediately snaps and mad at her. She keep quiet but her eyes did not look like it.

When finally I decided to be quiet, it's like our house save fire in the straw. Looks cool, but it's ready to explode. I opted to avoid encounter with my daughter. I thought Lisa was old enough, I know my daughter well. She would not do anything bad if she knew how much I opposed her wish to become a singer.

Back when Lisa was still in elementary school, her teacher said that she has a beautiful voice. But in our family, no one works as a singer. Moreover, I know the artist's world is a glitzy world far from spiritual values​​. So I chose to put her into a regular high school. Lisa is smart, so I never tried to explore her potential as a singer.

Many times before requesting permission to join the band, Lisa always put in a word that if she became a singer, she did not want to be a regular entertainer singer. She wants to be a very qualified singer, and most importantly she'll never forget to worship. At that time I just laugh at her desire by saying, "Do you believe with a voice like that you could make a living?" I know it hurts her, it's better that she was aware of the singer's glitzy world not as easy as she had seen on television.

A few days after the last time talking to Lisa, one night she came up to me and her dad after dinner. She handed me an invitation. I picked it up, read it "High School Fund Night".

"Please come, mom! Dad. I became the chairman committee in this event. I wish Mom and Dad were there.", she pleaded earnestly.

Maybe this is a sign that my daughter want to make up. Of course I do not want to miss this. I want to see one of my daughter's success. With a sincere smile, I nodded in agreement. Her smile makes my heart believe, my daughter already understand why I forbid it.

Finally the event that we are waiting for. I went with my husband, we got the second row seat. Lisa's teacher greet me, as well as my daughter's friends. But I do not see her anywhere. I even asked my husband to help me look for her.

Suddenly, a girl gave me a sheet of paper containing the list of events. I quickly read it and I think my daughter was probably getting ready backstage. Maybe she was elected to speech represent her friends later because I see there is one event titled "Dedication of the heart by Lisa", I think this a strange title for a speech, but teenager nowadays are good at making unique things.

One by one the event begins. Speech from the chief organizer in fact represented by the vice organizer of the event. Where is my daughter? What presentation she would do. I was wondering, my husband tells me to keep quiet and listen because he tired of all my questions. While still curious, I'm trying to concentrate on the events.

Finally, the event organizer say "Let us follow the next event, dedication of the heart by Lisa. And also the chief organizer of this fund night. Let us welcome Lisa!"

The stage curtain slowly open, along with a music sound. I looked at the stage in disbelief when I saw my daughter standing in the middle, smiling at me. Worries making my hands shaking, my stomach feels queasy and I'm so nervous, get ready to be humiliated. Ok, ok but I don't want to let my daughter nervous. "O God, give her strength, give her courage" I prayed silently. Unconsciously my hand clutching my husband's hand. We both hold the doubts and fears together.

She softly sing a song of Celine Dion's "Because you loved me .."

For all those times you stood by me 
For all the truth that you made me see 
For all the joy you brought to my life 
For all the wrong that you made right 
For every dream you made come true 
For all the love I found in you 
I’ll be forever thankful baby 
You’re the one who held me up 
Never let me fall 
You’re the one who saw me through through it all

I ran out of word. Is it true that my daughter is singing? I looked at my daughter's eyes. I looked at her admiringly. How could that powerful voice out of her tiny lips that never says so hard?

You were my strength when I was weak 
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak 
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see 
You saw the best there was in me 
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach 
You gave me faith ‘coz you believed 
I’m everything I am 
Because you loved me

I never realize that Lisa have a really beautiful voice. She look different, she's no longer my calm and quiet daughter, she was so sparkling in the stage light. Oh God, I just realize I have one of your angel. Her voice is so soft voiced her love to me. Oh God, you have open my eyes, open my heart and told me that you have give me a very special gift, a talented and gifted daughter.

You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I’m grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don’t know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you

My daughter who always listen to what I say now standing on the stage, voicing out her heart, beg me one more chance. Her hand lead me, as if begging a chance to undergo one wish. Her beautiful voice beg me to give her permission. "Mother, give me one more chance."

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ‘coz you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me


I know she dedicating this song for me. Because I like this song and I used to ask her to sing this song. A song I often sing while she was still in primary school. The song that I sang for her whenever she felt sad. This is our song, about us, about the love of a child and her mother ...

You were always there for me
The tender wind that carried me
A light in the dark shining your love into my life
You’ve been my inspiration
Through the lies you were the truth
My world is a better place because of you


Beautiful sounding shriek hit my tighten chest. For some reason, suddenly tears dripping from my eyes. Oh, let these tears away, let me see my daughter, seeing my little angels sing. I don't want to lose this most precious moments of my life. I look at her with pride.

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ‘coz you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me


 I’m everything I am
Because you loved me .


My daughter's long voice redo the song refrain make my tears flow freely. I nod to her. I know she see me because she smiled. "Yes, you can sing.", I whisper to myself.

The song end, my daughter smile despite the tears down her cheeks. I stand up, and give her an applause as hard as I can. I don't care about anyone else, I don't care about my husband, I don't even care if it just me who stand and applaud her. I just want to tell her, "You're great! Really great!". I want to tell her that she was the best. But the sound of thunderous applause drown my screams. Everyone stand up to give a standing applause for her. But on the stage, Lisa just look at me, look at her mother's gratitude.

Dear God, thank you because everyone like my daughter performance. I look at my husband and I see his teary eyes. We can not say a word.

Lisa run down the stage toward us. I just know that greet her with hugs are the best thing I could do. She hug tightly, "Thank you.", she whisper over and over again.

Oh God, thank you for giving my daughter the courage to express her desire. I'm sorry I never give her a chance for this, and it almost made ​​me lose the opportunity to have this so much pride. Thank you God, you give me the opportunity to be the best mother for her.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Warm Water + Lemon = Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight, try drinking a cup of warm water with a lemon squeeze in the morning or you can call it lemon water. Not only helps boost metabolism, vitamins in lemon will also keep you fresh throughout the day.

Nutritionist and author of 'Fat Flush for Life', Ann Louise Gittleman, recommended to change the habit of drinking coffee with a glass of warm lemon water in the morning.

This combination has many benefits for the body, including to help you lose weight, stay hydrated throughout the day, increase metabolism and increase your intake of vitamin C.

Warm water and lemon is a perfect combination in the morning. Water helps the body to remain hydrated. The body will store more fat when you are dehydrated because the kidneys need assistance from the liver to function in those conditions. It can inhibit the liver's ability to burn fat. Water is also a natural appetite suppressant.

In addition, drinking lemon water in the morning may stimulate digestion. This in turn will increase the body's ability to absorb nutrients. Lack of nutrients uptake can cause you hungry faster, even when you are finished eating.


According to Gittleman, lemon water can also clean your mouth. In the body, lemon water also helps to cleanse the kidneys gently. Lemon helps cleanse the lymphatic system, as well as other systems that remove toxins from the body.

Lemon can help reduce cellulite because the fruit can stimulate blood flow to the skin and helps the body to dispose of waste. "Lemon also increase your body's ability to metabolize fat," said Gittleman.

Not only that, the lemon juice provides high vitamin C. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one lemon to give 30.7 mg of vitamin C. The recommended daily amount for women is 75 mg and 90 mg for men.

People who consume more vitamin C have more efficient digestive system than those with no or little consumption of vitamin C. Lemon also increase the acidity of the digestive system, which helps you better absorb calcium. Absorption of calcium help you lose weight because calcium stored in fat cells. The more calcium in fat cells, it is increasingly easy to stimulate fat burning.

Vitamin C also boosts the immune system, help prevent coronary heart disease and lower the risk of stroke, cataracts and uric acid. According to Oregon State University, this vitamin is also an antioxidant that may help reduce cancer risk.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Youtube Successful History

Maybe if you ask someone, what it the most popular website today, Youtube definitely one of the answer. In 2007 Youtube reach the peak of his success in business competition on the internet after they have thousands and even millions of members both active and non active worldwide.

Everybody must be very familiar with this website. YouTube is the most popular video sharing website. The users can upload, watch, and share video clips for free. Generally, the videos on YouTube are music video clips, films, TV, and a fan made video. Media format used in YouTube videos are flv. Flv can be played in the web browser that has Flash Player plugin.

YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim all whom are PayPal pioneer. Prior to PayPal, Hurley studied design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, while Chen and Karim studied computer science together at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "YouTube.com" domain name activated on February 15, 2005, and the website is built in the following months. A preview at their site in May 2005 and six months later, YouTube was first officially emerged.

Similar to many new technology companies, YouTube began as an effort funded in a small office and inexpensive. In November 2005, Sequoia Capital, the venture capital firm trading, investing $3.5 million dollar, besides that, Roelof Botha, companies partner and the former CFO of PayPal, joined the Youtube board of directors. In April 2006, Sequoia invested another $8 million dollar in the company which has experienced rapid growth and popularity in just the first few months of its existence.

Youtube.com name selection resulted in problems for a site named like, Utube.com. The site owner, Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment, filed a lawsuit against YouTube in November 2006 after experiencing an overload regularly caused by people looking for YouTube website.

In summer 2006, YouTube became one of the fastest growing sites on the World Wide Web, and placed by Alexa as the fifth most popular website, which is growing far beyond MySpace site. According to a review on July 16, 2006, 100 million clips watched on YouTube each day, with 65,000 new videos are uploaded every 24 hours. According to Nielsen / NetRatings, YouTube is visited by nearly 20 million users each month, with approximately 44% of the watcher were women, and 56% of men. The aged between 12 to 17 years is the main watcher. Youtube superiority in online video market is very surprising. According to Hitwise.com, YouTube controls 64% of the online video market in the UK.

On October 9, 2006, YouTube announced that it would be acquired by Google for the price of $1.65 billion in stock. Purchase agreement between Google and YouTube came after YouTube signed three agreements with a few media companies in an attempt to avoid lawsuits against copyright infringement. YouTube will continue to operate independently, and all company employees and the founders will continue working in the company. Transaction to acquire YouTube finish on 13 November, and it's Google's largest purchase so far.

On November 2008, YouTube reach agreement with MGM, Lions Gate Entertainment and CBS that allows these companies to load movies and full television shows on YouTube site, included with advertising, as a step to compete with other video sites like Hulu, which featured published video by NBC, Fox, and Disney.

Video Format
YouTube video player technology-based was Adobe Flash Player that allows this site to displays a video of comparable quality with existing video technologies (such as Windows Media Player, QuickTime, and RealPlayer). This plugin is required to watch Flash video, but the survey results found that Adobe Systems Flash plugin already installed in 95% of personal computers.

Uploaded videos to YouTube by a regular account holders are limited to 15 minutes in length. When YouTube was launched in 2005, longer videos can be uploaded, but the 10-minute limit imposed in March 2006 after YouTube find a lot of these long video was pirated movie and television shows. Partner accounts is permitted to upload videos over 10 minutes as long as it's allowed by YouTube. 10 minute limit was raised to 15 minutes in July 2010. Partner accounts are permitted to upload longer videos, subject to acceptance by YouTube. File size is limited to 2 GB for uploads to YouTube site, and 20 GB from Advanced Uploader user.

YouTube accepts video uploads in most formats, including WMV, AVI, MKV, MOV, MPEG, MP4, DivX, FLV and OGG. YouTube also supports 3GP, so you can upload videos from your mobile phones.



Video Quality
In the beginning, YouTube only broadcast video in one format, but now exists in three formats and also a "mobile" format for viewing on mobile phones. The default format was 320x240 pixel video with Sorenson Spark codec and MP3 mono audio.

"High quality" video which was introduced in March 2008, is shown in 864x480 pixels with stereo AAC audio. This format shows a lot of quality improvement compared to default. In November 2008, 720p HD support is introduced. At the same time, the YouTube player aspect ratio from 4:3 to 16:9 widescreen. 720p video resolution was 1280x720 pixels and adjusted to the H.264 video codec with stereo AAC audio. In November 2009, 1080p HD was introduced, at 1920x1080.

3D Video
In a video being uploaded on July 21, 2009, Youtube software engineer Peter Bradshaw announced that YouTube users can upload a 3D video. This 3D video can be watched like a regular video, or feel the 3D effect by wearing special glasses.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Choosing The Right Mobile Carrier

This post brought to you by Net10. All opinions are 100% mine.

Telecommunication needs, both telephone and SMS seems increasingly today, no wonder many mobile carrier are competing to make their service and pricing much acceptable by the customer.

Just like Net10, offering monthly plans with 30 days unlimited or easy minutes plus service. You will a have a great deal with nationwide coverage and unlimited talk, text, and data. There are no long term contracts, no activation fees, no surprise bills, no credit checks and no age limit.

If you want to use the unlimited monthly plan, you only have to pay $50 for 30 day service, or if you more prefer the easy minutes plus it's start from $15 for 200 minutes. Switch between plans each month to suit your budget and airtime needs, without penalties or additional fees.

How actually is it works? Just follow this simple step:

  1. Buy and active your Net10 phones. Activation was so simple, just visit Net10 website and and choose active menu. And follow the step.
  2. Test your phones. Make a call, send text message, or download your favorite ringtone.

Just like that, 2 simple step. Expired service date was displayed on your phone screen. And if you want to add an airtime just visit Net10 website, a nearby store or directly from your phone.

Net10 also support for a Long Distance Service, and it's available to over 75 countries, for about 15 cents per minute on calls originated in the US. If you and your family hate those international long distance cost, International Neighbors program is for you, it's currently available to Canada and Mexico. This program gives you a special phone number that your family and friends can use to reach you at your NET10 number, with only a regular pricing call.

But, what exactly is Net10? Net10 is a subsidiary of Tracfone, a every simple prepaid cellular offering, long distance and roaming calls. So you don't have to sign a contract. It connectivity and reception was so impressive, both for voice and text.

With a good reception you will not miss any single phone call from your business associates, or maybe a family in crisis that will need your help. And if you need an airtime for a very important calls just buy it with your phone or via website. This is so recommended solution if you're a very busy person that needs a very simple service to support your activity. Easy to buy, easy to use, easy to manage your costs and of course eliminate the risk of unpleasant business surprises.

Net10 only uses trusted phone manufacturers like LG, Motorola, Kyocera, Nokia and Samsung. All phones starts from $15 and many include free minutes. Not only for calling and texting, it's also have an essential features, such camera, video recorder, bluetooth capability, mobile web and full QWERTY keyboard.

If you want to know more about Net10 just follow their twitter or facebook. And maybe you can find out what the Real NET10 customer may say about the service. Or this Cute NET10 commercial. Net10 is definitely the one for you.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Overcome Insomnia

  1. Exercise Regularly
    Several studies suggest that regular exercise can help people experiencing problems with sleep. Exercise should be done in the morning and not a few minutes before bed. By exercising, you become a more optimal health so the body can fight stress that comes.
  2. Avoid Too Much Drinking and Eating Before Bedtime
    Foods that too much will cause the stomach to be uncomfortable, while drinking too much will cause you to frequently go to the toilet. Surely these two conditions will disturb your sleep.
  3. Sleep In a Comfortable Environment
    At bedtime, turn off the lights, turn off anything that cause noise, make sure you are comfortable with the temperature of your bedroom. Keep your clock from view because it can make you anxious because you haven't fall asleep while the night is getting late.
  4. Limit The Drinks That Can Keep You Awake, Such as Tea, Coffee, Liquor and Cigarettes
    This kind of thing will keep you awake of course, you do not need it if you want to sleep.
  5. Eat Snacks
    Eat food with little carbohydrate and add a glass of warm milk.
  6. Take a Bath With Warm Water
    30 minutes or an Hour bath with warm water before bedtime will stimulate a drowsy feeling. In addition, warm baths can also reduces tense of the body.
  7. Stop TV
    Read books at least an hour before bedtime.
  8. Use Your Bed Only For Sleeping
    This will help your body adjust to the environment in which to sleep. When you lie in bed, then there will be stimulus for sleep.
  9. Perform Regular Relaxation Activities
    Listening music, practicing breathing, and meditation will help slow the processes that occur in the body so that your body becomes more relaxed. This situation will ease you to sleep.
  10. Clear Your Mind
    Get rid of all the worries from your mind. One way to do this is to write down all your thoughts by blogging or on a diary.

Sleep and wake up in a regular time period every day. Irregular bedtime will disrupt your sleep time.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Psychopath Quiz

I's not an easy task to identify a psychopath, because it needs depth examination by a psychologist. But if many of the 10 following statements are appropriate, then there is a tendency to be a psychopath.

Psychopath is a status for people who suffer from psychopathy, a personality disorder that is characterized by the absence of the slightest feeling of guilt when violating a norm or rule. Psychopaths are also identical to the cruel behavior and fearless.

Psychopath is sometimes difficult to identify, because most psychopaths appear normal or even very friendly in their daily life. But behind it all, a psychopath has no conscience of empathy or sensitivity to the surrounding environment.

According to research, 1 in 100 people actually have a psychopathy tendency with varying levels. The 10 the following statement can be used simply to estimate how much the tendency for someone to be a psychopath.

Circle most appropriate score on each statement: 3 if you strongly agree, 2 if you agree, 1 if it does not agree and 0 if you strongly disagree. Sum all the scores, then match with the following details.

  1. I rarely make plans. I prefer everything is spontaneous and sudden. 0 1 2 3
  2. Having an affair is fine insofar as not getting caught. 0 1 2 3
  3. If suddenly there is something much better, then it would not hurt to cancel a previous agreement. 0 1 2 3
  4. Seeing an injured animals or in pain does not make me feel a bit disturbed. 0 1 2 3
  5. Driving at high speed, ride roller coasters and skydiving is very interesting for me. 0 1 2 3
  6. No problem to step over someone to get what I want. 0 1 2 3
  7. I'm smart and have a special ability to persuade people to do what I want. 0 1 2 3
  8. I am fit to do dangerous work because it can make decisions very quickly. 0 1 2 3
  9. For me it's easy to survive in a situation, when other people began to feel very depressed. 0 1 2 3
  10. If I can fight someone, the person does deserve it. 0 1 2 3
Psychopathic tendencies based on the total score (click here):



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Monday, May 30, 2011

Count Your Blessings

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness.
You are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.


If you have never experienced the danger of battle / war, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation.
You are a head of 500 million people in the world.


If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death.
You are more blessed than three billion people in the world.


If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep.
You are richer than 75% of this world.


If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in the dish someplace.
You are among of the top 8% of the world's wealthy.


If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful.
You are blessed, because the majority can, but most do not.


If you can hold someone's hand, hug them, or even touch them on the shoulder.
You are blessed because you can offer god's healing touch.


If you can read this message.
You are blessed than two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thailand Got Talent


This is an awesome talent, you gotta see all the clip or at least until half way, you'll know what i mean.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Superman Returns

It's been so long, since i've updated my blog. It's been two month my blog was abandon. I haven't update or visit it.

Work is killing me, but now I have spare time and update. Although this update was not so important, dagh . But a bit information for you guys .

But soon I will get on my feet and return to update, even faster than a speeding bullet. Thanks for visiting.

My best regard to you all.

Facebook Server

You guys must have known this social networking website, or maybe you guys have an account there. But do you know how many people and from what country Facebook have been access.

This picture bellow illustrate the country and user where Facebook have been access.



To maintain it's service it's needs a very powerful and energy efficient server, so why don't we take a walk to Facebook server.


This data center consists of approximately 15,000 server.


Energy efficient, this line servers set up to minimize the energy needed to keep the data center running.


Facebook server stack in two rack.


This data center is equipped with a sophisticated cooling equipment and backup power


The cables that connect with one another and the entire facility with the outside world.


Built using a "layered replication" model that makes it almost impossible to fail, even if the server in San Francisco Overload.


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