Rabu, 31 Maret 2010


One of today`s biggest concerns is air pollution. It creates a great negative impact on mankind`s health, especially the respiratory system, blood vessels, liver, lungs, kidneys, and nervous system. Besides that, some animals and plants are threatened into extinction by air pollution. Air pollution is caused by the growth of the population, furnaces, and industrialization. It all contributes to an industrial cesspool. It is also caused by filthy substances that come from fossil fuel for household heating, electricity, vehicles, solid waste, and burning of waste. The meant filthy substances are: SO2, NO, NO2, CO, O3, SPM (=Suspended Particulate Matter), and Pb (=Lead). Some experts say that the other sources of air pollution are: volcanoes, marshes, and forest burning, including slash and burn.

There have been some efforts made, since 1974, by WHO and the Global Environment Monitoring System, to overcome the air pollution. Yet the pollution still keeps increasing, our world is getting even worse. It means that all the efforts are not effective yet. In the meantime the population is growing steadily. This impacts on the growth of industry and use of fossil fuels. So, I am introducing you to a brand new modern machine, called the Air Pollution Filter.

The function of the Air Pollution Filter is to filter air pollution. It makes sure that the air is clean and healthy for humankind, animals, and plants.

It is generated by solar energy. To make it function well we need two other big main parts. They are a solar panel and a radiator. (Look at the pictures).

This is the way the Air Pollution Filter works. The sunshine is trapped by a panel, called a solar panel. The panel changes the sunray into power. The power is channeled into the Air Pollution Filter machine. The power generates the machine to trap air pollution. All kinds of filthy substances: SO2, NO, NO2, CO, O3, SPM (=Suspended Particulate Matter), and Pb (=Lead) are trapped by the parabola antenna 1. This antenna is very sensitive to the filthy substances. So, they are automatically trapped by this antenna. Then the filthy substances are brought into the filter department to be filtered into the fresh, clean, and healthy one, called O2. After that the clean air is channeled into the clean air box. From the clean air box, the O2 is released into the atmosphere through the parabola antenna 2.

I suggest this brand new modern machine should be installed in all of the places which are vulnerable to air pollution, like industrial areas and the most polluted cities like Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janero, Mexico, Beijing, Shanghai, Cairo, Calcutta, New Delhi, Bombay, Karachi, Jakarta, Tokyo, Manila, Bangkok, Seoul, Moscow, London, Los Angeles, New York.

I believe that this brand new machine called the Air Pollution Filter will be of help to us in solving one of our greatest concerns. By doing so all of mankind, animals and plants will have a healthy life.

Kamis, 25 Maret 2010

My Daily Activies

Hi Guys, these are my daily activities.
I usually wake up at 4 A.M. then lie down for 15 minutes before getting up at 4.15. After that I go to my bathroom to take a bath for 5-10 minutes. Then I prepare myself for a 15-minute-morning prayer in the chapel which is continued with saying mass till 5.45. I then take 15 minutes to have breakfast.

Soon after breakfast, I go to my bathroom again to brush my teeth. I usually leave home for campus at 6.45 or 6. 50. I always ride at 80/85 km/hrs, so it takes me 10 - 15 minutes to reach the campus. Sometimes I leave home for the campus at 8.45, even at 10.45; it depends on when my classes start. Sometimes I have three classes at a stretch. For example, on Wednesdays and Fridays my classes go from 7 till 12.50. On Mondays and Thursdays my classes start from 9. On Tuesdays they start at 11 and finish at 3.50 P.M. Every Monday my class finishes at 10.50, on Wednesdays at 12.50.,and Thursdays at 17.50.

I usually have lunch around 1 P.M. but sometimes at 10.30 or 2 P.M. at my favorite warung. Every Tuesday I have lunch in the class, right on 12.50. because I have Structure 2 class at 1 P.M. If it`s just by chance, we don`t have class, I usually go the library or the SAC to study or do my assignments, or I go to the Work Station to study English on DynEd.

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evening I join an English club in Babarsari from 6 to 7.30 P.M. I do enjoy that club very much as I have native speakers from the USA, UK, and Australia. Moreover I have very clever friends from UGM and Atmajaya.

I don`t have class on Saturdays, but I very often go to campus in the morning to join an extra-curricular activity, or to read or borrow or return books from the library. I just go home at 12.

Compared to the last semester, this semester is a hectic one. Since the beginning of this semester I have never gone home right after my lunch. I usually go home at 4 or 5 P.M. Yet, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays I just make it at 7.45 P.M. I have no time to have a snooze. So, you can imagine how tired I am. All of the piles of activities burn me out. Besides that you know that I don`t take an afternoon bath. Yet, my excellent expensive perfume from Switzerland can kill my body odor ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺, so you can still come close to me.

At home I sometimes have dinner with my friends at 6.30. Nevertheless, three times a week I have dinner alone at 8 o`clock. After that I do my assignments. As I don`t have a nap during the day, I usually go to bed early, at 9 0r 10 after browsing on the internet. I usually read and make comments on your blog, any day, once or twice a week. I appreciate your writings, I do learn from you in improving my English. I always have a good sleep till I wake up and get up on the following morning at 4 A.M. Yet, if I go to bed right after dinner, I get up at 2 A.M. to do my assignments.

Every Saturday, after breakfast I do my chores, like washing a week`s dirty clothes, cleaning my bedroom and bathroom before going to campus. After having lunch at 12.30 I go to bed to have a nap. It`s a very long nap. I get up at 4 then iron my clothes. After that I have a bath. Before having dinner I prepare my sermon for Sunday`s mass, the following morning. Most of the masses are said in Indonesian; sometimes in English when we have visitors from Europe or India or Pakistan. After dinner I enjoy time with my friends till 9, then I go to bed.

Sunday is a lovely day for me. After saying the mass, I have my breakfast then go to bed again till 12 o`clock to recharge my batteries for the next long hard burdensome week. After having lunch I sometimes go bed again till 4 P.M. then I take a bath. My Sunday dinner is at SOVERDI. Before hitting the road to SOVERDI, next to the Airforce, I study or do my assignments till 6.30 P.M. The dinner starts at 7. When I come home at 8 I study again then go to bed at 10 P.M.

Hi Guys, that is all about my DAILY ACTIVITIES. Enjoy reading it!!!. I am waiting for your comments on it. Thank you.

Rabu, 17 Maret 2010

Fried rice (for one serving)

Hi Guys, welcome back to my account. Now you are finding the process of making my lovely delicious fried rice, one of my morning menus. Of course you want to know the process of making it, don`t you? Here I go.
I need some utensils like: a frying pan, a slice, and 2 plates. I also need some ingredients like: a plate of cooked rice, 1 egg, 1 tomato, 2 bell peppers, 3 cloves of garlic, 3 onions, 1 sachet of masako, cooking oil, and salt.
I need some 15 minutes to get all the above mentioned utensils and ingredients ready. Luckily I have a running tap, so after washing the utensils under the running tap, I wash the tomato, garlic, onion, and bell peppers. Next, I peel the garlic and onion then crush them together with bell peppers and salt. Lastly, I chop the tomato.
When everything is ready, I start cooking while listening to the ABC (Australian Broadcasting) news, with the beautiful Waltzing Matilda song. I put the stove on then I put the clean frying pan in the fire. I put a little cooking oil into the frying pan. When it is hot enough I put the crushed garlic, onion, bell peppers and salt together into the sizzling oil. I fry them together until they get a sweet aroma, then I set them aside on a plate for a few minutes. This actually takes me approximately five minutes.
Now I wash the hot frying pan under the running tap. I dry it with a paper towel before putting it in the fire again. Then I put one spoonful of cooking oil in it. Next I beat the prepared egg and put it straight away into the frying pan. When the egg is well done, I turn down the heat a bit, then I take it out of the frying pan and put it on a plate. I slice the cooked egg then put it on the same plate for awhile.
After taking the frying pan off the stove I wash it under the running tap again for the third time and dry it with the paper towel. Before putting a little oil again into the frying pan, I put the frying pan on the fire and put the stove onto a medium heat. When it gets hot enough I put the cooked rice into the boiling oil and turn it upside down when it hisses.
Guys, the process of making my lovely fried rice is almost through. It has already taken me almost thirty minutes altogether. While turning over the hissing rice, I put a little masako and the sliced egg into the frying pan and mix them together with the cooked rice for about three minutes. Now, the fried rice is ready to eat. Lastly, I turn off the stove then put the fried rice on the other plate. After sometime I start eating the lovely delicious fried rice enjoyably right in the kitchen. Yummy yummy yummy..........
If you want me to share the only plate of fried rice, please, just contact me as soon as possible. OK???

Senin, 15 Maret 2010

Secret Beloved Lecturer

How great to have this person as our beloved lecturer here in Sanata Dharma University. Do you know why I say this person is beloved. You may have some reasons, but for sure, one thing the person has is a very unique way of handling classes when teaching. This unique way inspires and maintains our spirit in learning and mastering skills in English, like vocabulary, pronunciation, interactional speech, and so on. So, does it mean that without this person our spirit for learning English will collapse into pieces? Of course boy !!!!! Long time no see the lecturer, piles of vocabularies you have got would freely jump out of your brain without leaving any trace.

The person doesn`t like putting any kind of face powder on the face with chubby cheeks. Besides, this middle thirties-aged person dislikes putting any colors of lipstick on the natural reddish lips. The natural reddish lips suits so much the person`s complexion. The fair-skinned person actually has simple but beautiful earrings on the right and left earlobes. You barely see them as they are hidden tidily in the bob straight hair. Even though the person always combs the hair in a middle-parted style, you can`t see any grey from afar, you can hardly see any greyish hair when standing a very close distance away. The person cleverly hides the greyish hair under the black hair. I just guess that the person always goes to a very nearby salon every weekend to have the hair coloured. That is another reason why the bob-haired person always looks so smart.

Once I heard straight from the person that the person was slim when studying here in PBI, but now the person has put on a bit weight since getting married. So, it is clear now that it is not because of failing many times in winning a scholarship abroad. That person is around 65 kgs in weight and 150s in height. Another secret is that the person tends to have snacks while correcting students` papers or when working on the Lap Top. Amazingly the more the person puts on weight the more the person tries to reduce some kgs. Heheheheeeee....This clearly gives us a clue why that person very often runs when commuting between the common room and that person`s office.

Actually the person is short-sighted yet the person doesn`t like wearing glasses while teaching us in the class. The full of life person is afraid that the only and very expensive glasses will jerk out when jumping in the aisles or in the front of the class. Even if the person has no glasses on the big round short-sighted eyes, the person still looks very attractive. The dark eyebrows and eyes the person has just capture your eyes. The color of the clothes the person puts on also catches your eyes so much. The person likes wearing blackish: shoes, trousers and shirt. The blackish clothes just suit the person`s fair skin.

The person has very beautiful smile. The person likes making jokes whenever and wherever, including in the class while describing or explaining things to the students. Amazingly, the jokes makes the person giggle first while covering up the natural reddish lips with hands. The giggle makes students burst out laughing, whereas the person face becomes tanned. This makes the person much more charming than ever. The way the person explains all about English words: the root of the words, synonyms, antonyms, and derivatives also attract your eyes and mind. That`s why the students can easily understand them. The jokes don`t distract students` attention at all. It is proved in the students` work results.

Some of us, and of course including me, right now miss the person so much as the person`s subjects are taught by other lecturers. The person is far away and will be back in a couple of years. It will be a long time to not see the person. If you feel that the vocabulary you have got so far jump out of your head, just think of and imagine that person, create a picture of that person, put it in front of you, and start memorizing the new words. The words going into your mind won`t ooze away. Believe me!!! Heheee... Just try by now!!! WHO IS THE PERSON, ANYWAY ???