Music

I love many kinds of music and had went through various change in musical preference. From indie to mainstream. From classical music to jazz. Music is very important for me.

Books

A little bit different from other girls, rather than spend my money to buy clothes, shoes, or cosmetics, I usually choose to buy books instead.

Pharmacy

Pharmacists are healthcare professionals who practice in pharmacy, the field of health sciences focusing on safe and effective medication use. For me the science of pharmacy is fascinating and interesting.

Movie

I'm a movie enthusiast. Particularly for Fantasy, Adventure, Animation and Science-Fiction Movie. It's a nice way to escape the reality for a while.

Anime and Manga

I love to read manga and watch anime ^^

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Fall Out Boy - The Phoenix

Another amazing song from Fall Out Boy newest album (at least for me). But first, let's take a look at the lyrics (credit to plyrics.com):
Put on your war paint

You are a brick tied to me that’s dragging me down
Strike a match and I’ll burn you to the ground
We are the jack-o-lanterns in July
Setting fire to the sky
Here, here comes this rising tide
So come on
Put on your war paint

Cross walks and crossed hearts and hope-to-dies
Silver clouds with grey linings
So we can take the world back from the heart-attacked
One maniac at a time we will take it back
You know time crawls on when you’re waiting for the song to start
So dance alone to the beat of your heart

Hey young blood
Doesn’t it feel
Like our time is running out
I’m gonna change you like a remix
Then I’ll raise you like a phoenix
You’re wearing our vintage misery
No; I think it looked a little better on me
I’m gonna change you like a remix
Then I’ll raise you like a phoenix

Bring home the boys and scrap scrap metal the tanks
Get hitched, make a career out of robbing banks
Because the world is just a teller and
We are wearing black masks
“You broke our spirit,” says the note we pass

So we can take the world back from the heart-attacked
One maniac at a time we will take it back
You know time crawls on when you’re waiting for the song to start
So dance alone to the beat of your heart

Hey young blood
Doesn’t it feel
Like our time is running out
I’m gonna change you like a remix
Then I’ll raise you like a phoenix
You’re wearing our vintage misery
No; I think it looked a little better on me
I’m gonna change you like a remix
Then I’ll raise you like a phoenix

Put on your war paint

The war is won
Before it’s begun
Release the doves
Surrender love
[4x]
(Wave the white flag)
(Wave the white flag)

Hey young blood
Doesn’t it feel
Like our time is running out
I’m gonna change you like a remix
Then I’ll raise you like a phoenix
You’re wearing our vintage misery
No; I think it looked a little better on me
I’m gonna change you like a remix
Then I’ll raise you like a phoenix

Hey young blood
Doesn’t it feel
Like our time is running out
I’m gonna change you like a remix
Then I’ll raise you like a phoenix
You’re wearing our vintage misery
No; I think it looked a little better on me
I’m gonna change you like a remix
Then I’ll raise you like a phoenix

Put on your war paint
 The music video on YouTube:


This music video is the prequel of My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark music video. It show Fall Out Boy standing over a briefcase. Obviously a precious briefcase, looking at how Patrick then cuff it to his wrist for safekeeping. And then Patrick is abducted by those sexy mean women. They cut his hand and torture him. Eww.. Then one by one, Fall Out Boy members abducted. MTV said that this video is the 2nd chapter out of 11. Wow.. I'm looking forward to the 3rd chapter! But can they spare Patrick please? He's miserable enough (laugh).

He didn't realize he was in grave danger.
If you interested, you could download the video here.

So, come on! Put on your war paint!

Fall Out Boy - My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)

I won't pretend that I'm an expert on music because I'm not. I'm just a music enthusiast that love to share my thought about it. This time, I would talk about one of the new song from Fall Out Boy, from their latest album, Save Rock and Roll. But first, here are the lyrics (credit to plyrics.com):
B-b-be careful making wishes in the dark (dark)
Can't be sure when they've hit their mark (mark)
And besides in the meantime I'm just dreaming of tearing you apart

I'm in the de-de-tails with the devil
So now the world can never get me on my level
I just got to get you out the cage
I'm a young lovers rage
Gonna need a spark to ignite

My songs know what you did in the dark
So light em up up up, Light em up up up, Light em up up up
I'm on fire
So light em up up up, Light em up up up, Light em up up up
I'm on fire
(In the dark dark, in the dark dark)

All the writers keep writing what they write
Somewhere another pretty vein just dies
I've got the scars from tomorrow and I wish you could see
That you're the antidote to everything except for me

A constellation of tears on your lashes
Burn everything you love
Then burn the ashes
In the end everything collides
My childhood spat back out the monster that you see

My songs know what you did in the dark
So light em up up up, Light em up up up, Light em up up up
I'm on fire
So light em up up up, Light em up up up, Light em up up up
I'm on fire
(In the dark dark, in the dark dark)

My songs know what you did in the dark
My songs know what you did in the dark
So light em up up up, Light em up up up, Light em up up up
I'm on fire
So light em up up up, Light em up up up, Light em up up up
I'm on fire
(In the dark dark, in the dark dark)
I'm really bad at interpreting Pete Wentz's lyrics. :-). What is this song about? Are Fall Out Boy telling us to light up their song and that now they're on fire about their comeback? (laugh).

What's on your mind when you're write this song, Pete Wentz? What is it about? What? You don't want to tell me?
This is the video on YouTube:


This is one interesting acoustic performance of this song with only Patrick and Andy:


Gosh.. I really love Patrick's voice (how many times that I write that in my blog? >///<.). 

Personally, I really love this song. I can't dig it well at first since it's different from what I usually hear from Fall Out Boy. But gradually I think this song is amazing. A blend of modern punk with classic rock touch (I particularly like when Patrick sing, "I'm on fire" lyrics, kind of remind me of oldies song :-).

They also come with interesting music video that show some mean women and a man burn Fall Out Boys' equipment, a briefcase, CDs, and some books/magazine. In the end, they show the blindfolded and tied Fall Out Boys in the back of a van. This will be followed by other music video that continue the storyline. Interesting right? You can download the music video for this song here.

What do you think about this song? Do you like it or not?

Justin Timberlake - Mirrors

It's official. I'm addicted to this song from Justin Timberlake 3rd album, The 20/20 Experience. It's a pop song with R&B touch. I read it somewhere that the inspiration for this song (a song about the realization that he has found his other half after taking a break from a relationship) is from his wife, Jessica Biel. Isn't it so sweet?

The album cover
Strangely, I can't fetch the YouTube video here. Just go look around on YouTube. This video is dedicated to William and Sadie, Justin's grandparents that has been married for more than 60 years. At first, I didn't really understand the video, not until I read the description about it on wikipedia:
It features montages of three separate time periods of a couple's life, from their initial introduction and whimsically falling in love on a funhouse date, to the difficult start of their marriage with a pregnancy, to when they have grown old together and are packing up their belongings. Towards the end of the video the elderly woman drops the ring, which then transitions into Timberlake catching it, and singing while dancing through and around the earlier-referenced funhouse mirrors, along with backup dancers.
  If you interested, you could download the music video here.

Fall Out Boy is Back with New Album - Save Rock and Roll!!!

Last week was the first time I know about this. One of my most favorite band on earth is back!! My America Sweetheart is back! I first notice this about 3 days ago when checking the YouTube trending page and saw Fall Out Boy latest single, The Phoenix, music video. Right after I heard the news about My Chemical Romance's disband, I know about this and went from sad to widely smile.

Fall Out Boy in 2013. This picture is taken from this interview on the website. A really good interview.
Fall Out Boy is one of my favorite band when I was in university (I guess from 2004). I first notice them when "Sugar, We're Going Down" came out and became their fan soon after "Dance, Dance" released. I think I own almost all of their songs, from their earliest EP to their B-sides songs. I even influences my sisters to be their fans!! Wow, it's really nostalgic to write about this! But when they release their 4th Album, "Folie à Deux", I was so busy in my education to be a Pharmacist so I end up not really following things about them. Then, right after I finally graduate and hold my Pharmacist degree, they said they're going on infinite hiatus!!

To be honest, Folie à Deux is not as great as their previous album. But it's still pretty descent. So I don't have any idea that they've been through hell because of it!! So many fans despise that album and it made them sad T^T. Ouch. I couldn't imagine how worst the situation for them, especially Patrick Stump (the vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main composer of the band). After their hiatus, he went on his solo career and received many criticism from the fans too. Mainly because his songs is very different from Fall Out Boy's song and because his slimmed down image. In one of his tweet, he said that even thought he was supposed to not brought down by those negative criticisms, it was tempting to say that he won't do music anymore T^T. I couldn't imagine if I can't hear his pretty voice again as he is one of my favorite vocalist ever (I almost forgot that he was one of my most cherish man on earth. Oh boy, I love him even when he is overweight. I love him more now that he achieved his normal weight and looks healthy)

Fall Out Boy in their earlier days
I was always worried about them. It's because only Patrick and Pete (the bassist) that received almost all the attention. I thought the other two, Andy (the drummer) and Joe (the lead guitarist) is very underrated. As Patrick is the main composer and Pete is the main lyricist, they became the backbone of Fall Out Boy and I constantly worried if Andy and Joe feel wasted or pushed out from the band. Moreover, I thought Andy's and Joe's root is more to metal than punk. The thing is, it's true, particularly for Joe since he also had this urge in writing music that rarely channeled through Fall Out Boy.

But all of that have settled and finally now they come back with their new album, titled "Save Rock and Roll". What a bombastic title! But well, Pete Wentz' way in his lyrics is rarely humble. They already released 2 songs from this album, "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)" - debuted at 26 and currently rank 37 in Billboard Chart- and "The Phoenix" (more of those songs in the next posts). The album itself will be release on 16 April 2013. I thought after their hiatus, Fall Out Boy venture on new yet slightly familiar sound. They sound different from before but I like it!! I would definitely purchase this album as soon as it available in store. What about you?

Thursday, March 28, 2013

My Chemical Romance is Disbanded?

This last 4 days have been crazy for me. So little time, so much to do, that made me only heard this news for about 3 days ago and finally manage to post it today. From a post in their official site on Friday, 22 March 2013 and a tweet - well, exactly it's a 2200 words-long letter - from its Vocalist, Gerard Way, I can only say, "Wait. My Chemical Romance is disbanded??"

They're disbanded after 12 years together
Somehow, I know it would be coming. As a long time MCR fans, somehow I thought they had this 2 year-cycles to release new materials. On 2002, their first album "I Brought You My Bullets You Brought Me Your Love" was released. Followed by "Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge" on 2004. Then came their most highly regard album on 2006, "The Black Parade". When they're not releasing a studio album (only a live album, "The Black Parade is Dead!" on 2008), I began to have a bad feeling in my heart. But I thought it was because their third album was such a blast that made them had to do lots of tours and didn't have time to make new songs. On 2010, finally they released their 4th album, "Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys". And on 2012? Nothing. They just said sometime on October 2012 that they would release 10 unreleased song that did not selected as one of tracks in their 4th album as 5 singles then release the compilation that was called, "Conventional Weapons". I began to sense some danger.

My mind wandering to the first moment I've got in touch with their music. It was their song called " I'm Not Okay" from their 2nd album, "Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge". I didn't really like that song at that time though I found the music video was funny. Helena is the first song that made me fall in love with their music (and buy that album, subsequently). It's such an emotional song and I love those emotions. I hate mellow, puny, sad love song but MCR's song is different for me. Poignant without being too musky or mawkish. Then I came across their previous releases. How I love "Drowning Lesson", "Honey, this Mirror Isn't Big Enough" and "Our Lady of Sorrows" (actually all the songs, feels raw but great). Suddenly I became their big fan >//< and without hesitation bought their 3rd album, The Black Parade. By the time they released their 4th album, I was too busy with my work and didn't pay too much attention. But I did love to hear "Sing" and "Planetary (Go)" on the radio. Now, maybe I would never hear their them release a new song again (though reunion is still possible).

I'm checking my Music folder in my harddisk, search "My Chemical Romance", then playing all their old songs. I search YouTube too, to see their old music video:

Helena

Welcome to the Black Parade

Famous Last Words

I'm not ready to say goodbye yet. T^T.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Risiko Aritmia Jantung pada Penggunaan Azithromicyn

Sekitar seminggu yang lalu, FDA mengeluarkan "warning statement" tentang Azithromycin, yang berbunyi sebagai berikut:
FDA is warning the public that azithromycin (Zithromax or Zmax) can cause abnormal changes in the electrical activity of the heart that may lead to a potentially fatal irregular heart rhythm. Patients at particular risk for developing this condition include those with known risk factors such as existing QT interval prolongation, low blood levels of potassium or magnesium, a slower than normal heart rate, or use of certain drugs used to treat abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias.  FDA has issued a Drug Safety Communication today as a result of our review of a study by medical researchers as well as another study by a manufacturer of the drug that assessed the potential for azithromycin to cause abnormal changes in the electrical activity of the heart.FDA previously released a Statement on May 17, 2012, about a study that compared the risks of cardiovascular death in patients treated with the antibacterial drugs azithromycin, amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin (Cipro), and levofloxacin (Levaquin), or no antibacterial drug. The study reported an increase in cardiovascular deaths, and in the risk of death from any cause, in persons treated with a 5-day course of azithromycin (Zithromax) compared to persons treated with amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin, or no drug. The risks of cardiovascular death associated with levofloxacin treatment were similar to those associated with azithromycin treatment.
Azythromycin merupakan antibiotik dengan berbagai indikasi, diantaranya: acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute bacterial sinusitis, community-acquired pneumonia, pharyngitis/tonsillitis, uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections, urethritis and cervicitis, genital ulcer diseaseDengan adanya warning dari FDA ini, Dokter dan Apoteker perlu mempertimbangkan kembali penggunaan Azithromycin pada pasien yang memiliki faktor risiko seperti:
  1. kondisi perpanjangan interval QT
  2. kadar kalium atau magnesium dalam darah yang rendah
  3. bradikardi
  4. penggunaan obat-obat aritmia atau obat-obatan yang mempengaruhi kadar kalium & magnesium
  5. memiliki riwayat aritmia
  6. memiliki risiko penyakit jantung lainnya
Tetapi Dokter atau Apoteker juga harus mengingat bahwa banyak antibiotik lain yang juga memiliki efek samping yang bermakna pada pasien dengan faktor risiko tertentu. Dalam hal ini, yang terpenting adalah mempertimbangkan rasio benefit vs risk dari penggunaan Azithromycin. 

Hope this update can help you! 

The Croods (Movie Review)

Yesterday I have a bit of spare time. So I didn't go home after my work time was end but went directly to Blitzmegaplex Grand Indonesia (by TransJakarta Bus as usual. I still want to moan about traffic jam in Jakarta but I know you're not interested so let's just talk about the movie).


I don't know whether it's just because I got stuck in Jakarta traffic jam (which made me almost late to watch this movie) or because I was just pretty tired, my mood was grim and watching this didn't improve my mood. There are plenty of reasons that made me move my ass to cinema. First, it's a DreamWorks animation. Second, I hear good review about this film. Third, I was bored and hope to be entertained. But maybe I'm just too old to watch this stuff anymore.

I would write the bad things first. This movie, in my humble opinion, is not emotionally moving. The scene where Eep and his father finally said their love for each other felt fake and not sincere. I just don't know why.   There are plenty of things that, in my opinion, illogical. Well, but of course it is, this is not the type of movie to be taken seriously. Just like when I watched Rise of the Guardians last year.

On the bright sight, the visual of this film is really good. They create a world with cute and magnificent creatures. It's lovely. This film does have lots of funny scenes like "Release the Baby!!". And Belt is really a cute creature. I want him to be my pet. I want the tiger to be my pet too. Ho ho ho. In the end, The Croods is still a pretty entertaining movie. Worth to watch but maybe you will forget it in a couple of days. That's all I  can say. Let end this with Belt style. "Ta ta ta!!"

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

And Suddenly My Tears Fall

I'm so late in knowing this, but I will share it to you anyway. As you could read from my previous post, one of the most awaited movie this year for me is Star Trek Into Darkness (I have Star Trek original VCD in my boarding house. That should said a lot about my feeling for Star Trek, considering how I love to copy movies from my friends or from internet rather than buy it). J.J Abrams, the director of rebooted Star Trek movie, is renowned for his secretive way. That's why even though Paramount had already release a teaser trailer, 2 trailers and a bunch of still images and posters, fans still don't have any clear idea about this movie. In my spare time, I try to search news about it and that was when I stumble on something in the internet.

It's all begin from a post on reddit.  There was a lifelong Trekkie, Daniel Craft, that was dying from cancer and his last wish was to see Star Trek Into Darkness movie before he die. His friend post this:
Hello Reddit. I've seen some amazingly kind and generous stuff happen on here. I'm hoping there's room for another amazing act of generosity and kindness for a friend of mine who is really sick. I couldn't begin to put into words what he has gone through. Luckily his wife did it for me... "My amazing healthy film buff husband diagnosed with leukemia (CML) at 38 had to endure 3 rounds of chemo before they found a bone marrow donor match, had a Bone Marrow Transplant, which was MORE chemo, full body radiation & lots of other horrific things....then endured/survived 3 major infections + a massive GI bleed that put him in the hospital 10+ times over 3 1/2 years not to mention 100's of doctors visits.... he is my hero; I am his caregiver - I would do anything to help him.... he is now ravaged by a new TOTALLY UNRELATED cancer, (isn't that a fucker?) an aggressive and EXTREMELY rare vascular tumor that is crowding out his healthy liver tissue... they grew under treatment; there is nothing left to do but make him comfortable, at 41, he is jaundice & his liver is enlarged, his body has had enough, he has weeks to live, He was hospitalized and had to exchange our HOBBITT tickets (where the 10 min Star Trek preview was supposed to be shown) we were able to put him in a car and get over to the HOBBITT but NO PREVIEW???? we, his friends and family, the love of my life - WOULD LOVE him to be able to see the Star Trek movie but even the 10 minutes of the trailer would be AMAZING." If there is anything any one of you or anyone you know could do to make this happen that would be an amazing, kind and generous thing. Please help. Thanks.
TLDR; My friend is dying. Would like to see the new Star Trek movie. Please help. At the least, upvote to get to front page for someone else to see. Please.
As any descent human being would do, reddit community step up to lend their hand and managed to spread the news. Internet is a really powerful thing nee. Eventually this story made its way to J.J Abrams, who later called the wife and said that he could attempt to either screen the 9 minute preview or the whole movie for Daniel Craft privately. How cool is that? Finally, Paramount and J.J Abrams agree to screen the "rough cut" of the movie (since the editing hadn't finished yet). 

This is not the first time J.J did lovely things to Star Trek fans. For Star Trek (2009) movie, he offer a terminally-ill professor who also a longlife Trekkie to be a cameo that even had line to say in the movie.

In the follow up post in the reddit (via Moviefone), the Trekkie friend said:
The next day, one of the film’s producers showed up at the door of their apartment with a DVD containing a very rough cut of Star Trek: Into Darkness in his hands. Paige had made popcorn, Dan had spent the previous day resting so he could sit through the movie, and after signing about 200 non-disclosure agreements they watched the film and had a blast.
Hi everyone, it's Daniel's wife, we are of course sworn to secrecy, BUT we are officially allowed to say we saw it and we enjoyed it IMMENSELY as a film and as a gesture.... However; Daniel 'hates' being an 'inspiring cancer story' we his friends and loved ones would prefer for the update to have more of a heartfelt message of giving, especially during this season: This is a story of us giving something to him, the 'internet' community giving something to him and ultimately being a heartwarming gift to our friends, family and so many others. This story of us (and of course JJAbrams & Bad Robot) being able to give this surprise gift of a screening to a huge movie buff like Daniel, especially a film made by a film maker who obviously makes movies with such care, with a fan like Daniel in mind (and a person like me who knows slightly less about these things).
Also, it was truely amazing that a film-maker so secretive as JJ Abrams was kind enough to show this to us.
It is also so wonderful for his friends & his family to finally hear some good news from us, they know how important film is to Daniel & could not think of a better way to please him. So this gesture really has brought a lot of smiles all around.
it was a wonderful thing to see with Daniel and a wonderful thing to see Daniel enjoy - Making someone as ill as he is smile for any length of time really makes a difference. (At this point making me smile is good too)
This is also so poignant as JJ Abrams took so much care in the first Star Trek movie to at least TRY to get everything 'right' for the fans and we were so touched when he was concerned that we wouldn't 100% enjoy the screening as it's still being worked on....... Be assured we enjoyed it 110%!
We are so grateful thank you, thank you, thank you....."
Daniel died some days after he watched the movie. T^T. I just can't choke back my tears. Isn't it wonderful to know that in this selfish world, something like this could happened? Faith to humanity, restored

Monday, March 18, 2013

Ketergantungan terhadap Kosmetika. Adakah?

Belakangan ini, aku mendengar beberapa wanita yang mengatakan bahwa beberapa kosmetika dapat menimbulkan ketergantungan. Yang artinya kamu harus terus menerus menggunakan kosmetika itu (yang rata-rata mahal) untuk membuat kulitmu tetap kelihatan cantik. Jika penggunaannya dihentikan, kulitmu akan kembali seperti semula. Hmmm... Kebanyakan kosmetika yang dimaksud oleh mereka adalah kosmetika untuk mencerahkan kulit dan untuk menghilangkan jerawat. Tapi apakah memang benar kosmetika-kosmetika itu bisa menimbulkan ketergantungan? Simak penjelasanku berikut ini!

Benarkah kosmetika menimbulkan ketergantungan?

Mungkin ada baiknya aku bercerita sedikit tentang kosmetika pencerah kulit dan anti jerawat.

Warna kulit setiap orang tidak selalu sama, hal ini disebabkan beberapa faktor yang menentukan warna kulit. Salah satu yang pengaruhnya paling besar adalah melanin yang merupakan pigmen dalam sel kulit dan zat pelindung alami yang menyerap energi dari sinar UV dan mencegah masuknya sinar ke jaringan yang lebih dalam. Melanin dapat dibagi menjadi 2, Eumelanin yang berwarna gelap yang biasanya lebih banyak ditemukan pada orang berkulit gelap dan Pheomelanin yang berwarna pink muda hingga merah. Perbedaan jumlah melanosit (sel pembentuk melanin), kecepatan pembentukan melanin dan jumlah Eumelanin yang dibentuk oleh suatu individu menentukan warna kulit dan rambut kita. Orang yang tinggal di tempat dingin yang jarang ada sinar mataharinya biasanya berkulit lebih putih sementara orang yang hidup di daerah panas biasanya berkulit lebih gelap. Hal ini untuk menjaga keseimbangan antara pembentukan melanin yang melindungi kita dari pengaruh buruk sinar UV dan pembentukan vitamin D yang membutuhkan sinar UV. Secara umum wanita lebih putih daripada pria karena wanita membutuhkan lebih banyak vitamin D saat hamil dan menyusui sehingga dalam evolusi manusia, wanita memiliki lebih sedikit melanosit daripada pria. Rangsangan yang kuat dan terus-menerus, seperti paparan sinar matahari atau lampu, polusi, suhu, serta kelembapan udara, akan menghasilkan radikal bebas yang dapat mengganggu kinerja enzim dan pembentukan melanin tersebut. Hasilnya, terjadilah produksi zat pewarna kulit secara berlebihan, yang disebut hiperpigmentasi. Pembentukan melanin dipengaruhi genetik dan faktor lingkungan, dan warna kulit dipengaruhi antara lain oleh pigmen melanin, struktur fisik (ketebalan) sel epidermis dan sel dermis, stres, haemoglobin, dan faktor lingkungan.

Kosmetika pencerah kulit adalah kosmetika yang mengandung bahan aktif yang dapat menekan atau menghambat pembentukan melanin sehingga diharapkan akan memberikan warna kulit tampak lebih cerah. Mekanisme kerjanya antara lain dengan menghambat aktivitas atau menekan pembentukan enzim tirosinase sehingga memutuskan rantai oksidasi dan mengurangi jumlah melanosit serta dengan memantulkan sinar UV sehingga mengurangi pembentukan melanin.  Ada yang bilang bahwa kosmetika pencerah kulit hanya dapat membuatmu tampak seputih kondisi kulitmu yang tidak pernah terkena sinar matahari. Jika kamu memang dilahirkan berkulit gelap, kosmetika ini tidak akan membuatmu lebih putih lagi (Rihanna tidak akan memiliki kulit seputih Christina Aquilera meskipun memakai kosmetika. Orang Melayupun biasanya tidak bisa seputih orang China). Pembentukan melanin merupakan sesuatu yang dikontrol oleh faktor genetik. Dengan memakai kosmetika pencerah kulit kita bisa mengurangi pembentukan melanin. Tapi jika kosmetika tersebut tidak dipakai lagi maka proses penghambatan pembentukan melanin akan berhenti. Akibatnya, pembentukan melanin akan kembali ke kecepatan dan jumlah semula sehingga warna kulitpun kembali seperti semula. Faktor genetik ini tidak bisa diubah.

Hal yang mirip juga terjadi pada kosmetika anti jerawat. Jerawat merupakan masalah kulit yang umum terjadi terutama pada remaja. Jerawat disebabkan oleh peradangan kelenjar minyak pada kulit yang dikenal dengan nama kelenjar sebaseus, yang mengandung zat berminyak yang disebut sebum. Ketika saluran kelenjar ini tersumbat oleh lapisan kulit, kotoran atau sekresi lemak maka akan timbul jerawat yang dapat terinfeksi bakteri dan meradang.

Kosmetika anti jerawat biasanya bersifat keratolitik yang dapat meningkatkan pelepasan sel kulit mati dan melembutkan keratin. Hal ini mecegah tersumbatnya kelenjar sebaseus oleh sel-sel kulit mati sehingga mencegah terjadinya jerawat. Ada juga anti jerawat yang bekerja sebagai antiseptik untuk membunuh bakteri penyebab jerawat atau berfungsi mengurangi minyak dan terbentuknya sebum pada wajah. Kulit yang rentan terhadap jerawat biasanya adalah tipe kulit berminyak. Pemakaian kosmetik anti jerawat mengurangi kemungkinan terbentuknya sebum dan sel kulit mati yang berlebihan. Oleh karena itu, jerawat akan kembali muncul jika pemakaiannya dihentikan pada orang dengan tipe kulit yang rentan terhadap jerawat karena kecepatan pembentukan sebum dan penumpukan sel kulit mati akan kembali seperti semula. Meskipun demikian, jerawat merupakan masalah yang sangat kompleks dan melibatkan berbagai macam faktor sehingga sangat jarang bisa dikontrol melalui kosmetika semata.

Dari penjelasan diatas dapat dilihat bahwa beberapa kosmetika bekerja dengan menghambat beberapa proses di epidermis kulit kita dan jika dihentikan akan membuat proses tersebut kembali seperti semula.  Apakah ini bisa disebut ketergantungan? Silahkan dinilai sendiri. Hal yang paling penting untuk membuat kulit indah adalah menjaga pola makan dan hidup sehat. Minum banyak air dan makan banyak buah dan sayuran untuk membuat kulit tampak cantik. You are what you eat! Menjaga kecantikan dari luar tidak akan banyak berguna tanpa menjaga kecantikan dari dalam.

As usual, I hope this article helpful. Semoga ga malah membuat kalian tambah bingung. He he he.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Have You Ever Wonder?

Have you ever wonder what your life would be, if you took different path from what you took before?
I'm not asking about you being another person.
Basically the same person, just in different environment and situation.
For example, sometimes I wonder what would happened if I choose to pursue my dream as an astronaut, took astronomy major rather than pharmacy, where would I be now? Would I surrounded by better atmosphere?
I ever wonder too, If I went to different school, met with different people, went to different university, worked in different place, what would happened to me now? Would I be a better person? Would I have a better career?
If I choose to pursue that master scholarship to Japan and postpone my pharmacist degree, would it be better for me?
If I choose to work in that hospital in Bali rather than work in my current workplace in Jakarta, would I felt happier?
If I accept that boy as my boyfriend and not another one, what would happened to my love story?
If I... Oh, forget it. There are so many "if" in my life

It's not because I don't satisfy with all I am now - well, I'm not satisfied but I always grateful-
I just curious
So many decisions people took in their life
Big decisions
Small decisions
How that decisions affect the direction of our journey?
Made so many possibilities of how to knit our story
Don't it make you curious? To know all the possible stories? All possibility about how your life will be?
And here I am
Still wondering.... Maybe for a long time

Adventure on 2 March 2013 - Planetarium

As you could read from my profile, my former dream was to be an astronaut. I really love sky and pretty much all the stuff in the space. Star, moon, planets, although I really love to see them but I've never go to planetarium before. That's why last Saturday I went to Planetarium Jakarta in Taman Ismail Marzuki after I attended my Conversation Class in EF. Contrary to my expectation, this place was really crowded in the weekend. Wow... I thought there won't be many people that would like to go to planetarium. Boy, how silly I am. It's pretty cheap. Rp. 7000,- for adult and Rp 3500,- for child.

Half of the queue to purchase Planetarium show ticket
The show itself was great... if only I didn't know 80% of what they said. He he he.. As I said, I love space objects so it's not a surprise if I know a little bit about it. But it's still pretty good for me. Most of the planetarium visitor was children so it's hilarious to hear how they really excited each time constellation, planet, or galaxy appeared in Planetarium dome. It makes me want to bring my little brother and cousins to go there. The show duration was about 45 minutes.

Inside the Planetarium

Planetarium dome. When the show started, the night sky appeared in it.
   If you're interested to go to planetarium, here are the show time:

The tickets start to be sale 1 hour before the show time
Overall, went to planetarium was lovely. If only they have a more deep and comprehensive video about the space. It would be lovely to know more about black hole, galaxies or Van Buren Supernova. He he he. But maybe I'm asking too much.

Have you ever go to planetarium? Tell me your experience too! 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ask Bilbo

I was so late to know that yesterday The Hobbit Official Twitter held a live twitter chat with Martin Freeman T^T. 

Although I couldn't get to ask any question because I wasn't join the live chat in twitter, here are some interesting screencaps from the Q&A on The Hobbit Official Twitter. You could read the rest of the Q&A in its timeline.

Martin Freeman ready in front of the laptops to type the answer to the questions

Ha ha ha
Hmmm.. I couldn't imagine anybody else than Andy Serkis play Gollum

Rivendell. Last Homely House. A perfect place to live

I like Bilbo's line when he met Gandalf for the first time

Oh My. Ha ha ha. Very unbiased opinion indeed

Like A Bad German Rock Star?? Wkwkwk

His answer when someone ask him if he's similar with Bilbo

Now, I'm curious to hear him sing

Yeah Martin. They were played by same actor. Do you know him? ;-)







Anything with Gandalf in it is great

Yeah. He's a lovable character



By the way, I read in magazine that Benedict Cumberbatch did Bungee Jumping in New Zealand     





Ha ha ha. Oh my
Martin Freeman at his best.
That's it. Hope you enjoy!! He's pretty hilarious, isn't he?

Jack The Giant Slayer (Movie Review)

So 2 days ago, out of the blue I went to cinema to watch movie. Usually I don't like to go anywhere on weekdays because Jakarta traffic is crazy. But on last Friday, Jack the Giant Slayer was screened for the first time and I got a bit of spare time. Moreover, it's based on well-known fairy tale (not for me though) and there are Nicholas Hoult (X-Men First Class) and Ewan McGregor in it >///<.


The pace of the story is fast enough. All of the acting is good. Stanley Tucci is interesting enough as a villain. The cinematography and the CGI is good, but not great. A class beneath Life of Pi or The Hobbit, so the giants is believable enough but not looks real. I think it's okay considering the target audience is family and their kids. The kids would be frighten if the giants looks real.  I kind of hope an epic scene of war between Giants and human but there isn't. So it's kinda felt like the climax is not enough for me. What I don't like in this film is the character of the princess that supposed to be smart. In the beginning of the movie she was asking the King to stop sending guardian to guard her and insist to go on her adventure alone because she's strong enough to guard herself. Hell no. She always need someone else to rescue her. But this is only my own opinion, because I hate weak female character, moreover when she was supposed to be a strong one.

Despite all of that I think Jack the Giant Slayer is a good movie. It's entertaining enough as long as you don't come with hope that you would get something to contemplate about. This is the kind of movie that just need you to sit down, watch and get thrill without thinking anything - just like a lot of other typical Hollywood movies. Go to cinema to watch it if you get free time and tell me what's your opinion about this movie too!