Friday, August 26, 2016


Hi every body !!!. What is the plan for this weekend. Relax with the love ones at home ? Or have swimming at the pool. Or have lunch your favorites foods.

For me Saturday, regular meet PT at hospital for stretching. PT is physical therapy. 
Unique Saturday, the cars jammed in and out of the hospital parking lot. Patients took the opportunity to find healing, to meet the Dr or visited hospitalized patients.

We should lived balance between the hard work and rest time. Eat healthy foods and drinks. Avoid or at least minimize eat, drink too much sugar, less junk foods, less chocolates, less ice cream. Eat more green vegetables and fruits.

Have a regular exercises. Swim, run, bike. Regular daily basis or 3 times a week for half an hour. Not once a week for two hours.

Hope you wouldn't need to see the Dr too often. Not facing car jam in the hospital.

Enjoy your weekend with your love ones.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Felt blessing, lucky walking the long journey from old traditional technology in 1950s until IT era recently using mobile phone, internet, laptop and modern appliances and became bloggers. Born 73 years ago, in 1943 went through high and low in 3 Governments era.

In 1950s.
We were village kids had a lots of movement just like sport, made us strong and healthy, didn't need Dr, who station 25 kilometers away in town. Fall down sleep early cause exhausted but felt happy, lived life very simple.

Walk to school, some barefoot, some used Japan slippers, some drive bike 3 kilometers away then swim in current deep water, run to catch bus or truck while the vehicles running.
Experiences writing over black stone tablets before white paper books using pencils

Not busy find bike workshop, if the bike flat tires, just do it alone, got the glue from the rubbers tree nearby to fixed it. Wait a while before bike again.
If fall down and injures, just rub the penicillin to cure.

Entertained by hear news and songs from radio using big battery or electric. The bigger radios were the best.
No news mean is good news. Never read the news papers or magazines, so never think of hard things, just thinking the simple things .

Kids Listening to Old Time Radio
Radio charged by battery or electric

In 1960s
No problem when no phone at home in a relatively big town because no big business to take care of. Want to phone some one far away, just went by bike to phone office.
I was in high school out of my home town in North Sumatra. Stayed in a house without radio.No problem at all.

As economic school students, I joined a course who taught how to write fast, we called it Stenography. I though would be good to find the job later. Stenography is good for Secretary or reporters.

The popular vehicles especially in North Sumatra were made in American like Chevrolet and Dodge. City car in capital Jakarta  were made in Italy sedan, FIAT. Nice car. While military car made in Russia, just like Gaz 1958 below

FIAT 850:
Fiat 600

Mobil buatan Uni Soviet GAZ-69. Foto: Mikhail Tsyganov
Russia Gaz, 1958

Chevrolet 1950s
Transfer money not via the Banks as business man did but through the post offices. Senders fill in the form and the amount then the same form send by trucks or planes to a receiver then cash the form. We called the form Wessel as Payment order.

In University we faced no problem to copy book material, no copy machine yet, so business typed the materials first in a carbon paper then copy by turn a machine manually until got the amount of materials needed.

News papers or magazines, printed by a machine that produce letter by letter in the form of tin, produced noisy in the printing house. Recently just print by a small printer over our table.

In 1970s
Using radio for communication between the provinces from South Sumatra to North Sumatra, from the factory to the offices using SSB, Single side Band radio. Phone were selected in the cities, towns.
Later in 1970s sent the fast way by telex own by the Government or Company own.

Small black mobile radio with hand-held microphone and long, coiled mic cord

In order to keep convenience, took a refrigerators by plane to remote island who refrigerators didn't available in the electronic store.

To entertain in relax time or hear the news, turn on portable Radio transistor with smaller battery turn Malaysian, Australian or BBC radio stations.
Sony radio

I felt blessed, excited of experiencing using the old technology and cars from the 1950s era until recently year 2016. I loved to see my grand children play the games and many applications to lightning the life like booked taxi, ordered the foods, buy on line etc.

Monday, August 22, 2016


Shabu Hachi Restaurant - Los Angeles, CA, United States. Vegetables and udon noodles

Shabu Hachi Restaurant - Los Angeles, CA, United States. Communal shabu shabu

Shabu Hachi Restaurant - Los Angeles, CA, United States. Large chicken (very thin slices)
Hi every one !!! How was your weekend ???. Hope you enjoy with your love ones.

I found out 2 interesting finding this time.

The first.
Shabu Hachi restaurant in Kemang area, South Jakarta.
I enjoyed this time in Japanese style restaurant. This is all you can eat style. The space, rooms design were cool, not crowded. The price were reasonable if not classified it as cheap, relatively. Just Rp 108.500 or about US $ 8 per pax.

Astonished the restaurant always fully book on weekend. We try to reserved but the answered say :"Please come in, may any cancellation, you may get in". Your time set just for 2 hours.
But in weekdays the prices lower and the time more flexible if no other guests coming.

Do you know who were the costumers ?
I didn't see foreigners or Chinese citizen. Yes, the Chinese mostly resided in the North Jakarta. While indigenous in the South. A lot of Western lived in this area but the preferred dined in Western restaurant that many choices here.

While you are in Jakarta, I recommend you should try it.

The second.
The opportunity to get temporary job in annual auto show, August 11 - 21, 2016 outskirt of Jakarta to the South.
Took special attention to 3 nice girls wear white and red strip custom and high heels walking back and forth offered a brand new cigarettes outside the show building. I saw them until late at 8 pm in the wild  wind.
I appreciated their effort to earn legal income without ashamed would meet some one in the community, they knew well.

Inside the building as usual beautiful girls standing beside the new cars in the show. For their nice performances earn a lot of money, range from Rp 800 thousand - Rp 1 million or about $ 45 - 75 a day.

So many events offer temporary legal jobs to grab not to be ashamed.

Thursday, August 18, 2016


HASIL FINAL BULUTANGKIS OLIMPIADE RIO 2016 GANDA CAMPURAN : Tantowi Ahmad/Liliana Natsir Hadiahkan Medali Emas Buat Indonesia

Every body happy. Some creeps, some shed the tears, some clap and shout out loud. Hundred thousand of people, here and abroad. Friends and former enemies supported.

T shirts and pants wet. Whole body sweating. Reporters shooting focus on a couple.

Yes you are right after see above photos and video.
Hundred of thousand Indonesian awarded God medals for badminton in Rio de Jeneiro, Olimpic 2016..
The audiences supported Liliana Natsir and Tontowi Ahmad beat Malaysian couple. Gold medals bring back to Jakarta after loosing in London Olympic 2012 ago.
Government spoiled the winners, got Rp 5 billions or $ 385.000 for gold medal, Rp 3 billions for silver and Rp 1 billion for bronze.
The would welcome them as the hero and take parade over an open bus through out Jakarta down town next week.

Why the Gold so special ???. Because awarded in a very special day, 71th Independence day, August 17, 2016.
Why te day so special to me ??? Because we celebrated 18th birthday of my beloved grand daughter Antonia Jones at special restaurant at SCBD building area (Sudirman Central Business District), South Jakarta.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016



Very sad !!!. Imagine you are oath to be a Leader in one organization. Then in 20 days dismissed, replaced by honor and respect. Hurt people by respect ??? How cruel it was..

He smile in front of camera, but in his heart broken. Ashamed !!!
I knew how it's feeling. I knew what his family feeling. What his innocent children asking.

Mr.Aschandra Tahar appointed and took oath as a Minister on July 27, 2016. At August 16, 2016 fired.
The reason were that he was an American since 2012 after stayed and studied in US. He was studied and worked in oil sectors. He awarded 7 patents in oil sector.

President Jokowidodo, informed of this skillful man, discussed with him many times before recruited and appointed as a Minister. Minister in strategic position. Minister of Energy and Mineral resources.

Meanwhile his Indonesian passport not yet expired. Based on Indonesian law after he took oath as US citizen, he was no longer as Indonesian citizen.

Was the President cheated by his inner circle, careless about Aschandra's citizenship ?.
As soon as President knew the rule, after discussed with Law ministers, and other seniors minister, instantly dismissed him.

From politic point of view this case became a hot issue that would become hot discussion in the near future, what behind this case.
Remember, this Ministry is strategic position. Many sides dreaming to seated at the office.
Who behind to toppled him down ???. Let's wait next few weeks.

Mr Chandra have a very high income in Oil company in US but why he tempted to be a Minister with the complicated politic. He was away from politic for 2 decades and preferred be a professional.