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 ^^

Sunday, April 7, 2013

41 Strings - Four Seasons

As I already said in my previous post, Nick Zinner is one of my favorite musician. His father is a classical pianist and when he was a child, Nick also play violin. So it should have not surprise me when he compose and lead the performance from an ensemble of musicians known as the 41 Strings to celebrated the 41st Earth Day on May 2011. I really really love music that he composed so I think I should share it with you guys!

the 41 Strings performance

The piece is broken into 4, dubbed the four seasons. You could download it here:

Spring

Summer

Fall

Winter

Spring is composed by Nick Zinner with his friends. I don't really love the opening, but I love it start from the middle. While Summer, Fall, and Winter is composed by Nick Zinner alone. My favorite piece is Winter cause it's relaxing. So, what do you think about this piece? Do you think Nick Zinner is a talented composer?

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege

Sacrilege is the first single from Yeah Yeah Yeahs' latest album, Mosquito. The video premiered 26 March 2013, but since I've been busy, I can only post it now >////<.

 

The video stars British model and actress, Lily Cole (that's why I think the female star in this video is familiar). The story in this video goes backward with the opening scene of people burn something in the middle of a field. It turns out that they burn a woman and a man. The video then show how and why those people burn them. Lily Cole goes hot in this video. There are plenty of make-out scene between her and men, even with a woman too. 

 
If you fancy to look at it, you could download it here. Even if this video doesn't suit your taste, I'm pretty sure you're going to love the music ("Sacrilege" was named "Best New Music" by Pitchfork Media). 

So, what do you think about their video?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Isu Larangan Mengkonsumsi Obat dan Makanan dengan Merek Tertentu

Beberapa tahun yang lalu saat masih menjadi mahasiswa semester awal di Fakultas Farmasi Universitas Gadjah Mada, aku menerima email dari temanku tentang dilarangnya beberapa obat dan makanan dengan merek tertentu oleh Badan POM. Alasan pelarangannya adalah karena obat dan makanan merek tersebut mengandung bahan melebihi batas amannya (biasanya yang jadi korban black campaign macam ini adalah Paramex, Extra Joss dan merek terkenal lainnya). Wah, berhubung masih baru dan culun, jadi ikut-ikutan hebohlah. Hampir saja aku ikut-ikutan menyebarkan email tersebut ke sahabat-sahabat yang lain. Apalagi aku menerima email ini dari teman yang cukup terpercaya. Tapi hati kecilku tergelitik tentang kebenaran isu ini. Maka aku checklah kebenarannya ke Balai POM di Yogyakarta yang ternyata membuktikan bahwa isu ini cuma isapan jempol belaka.

Hal seperti ini sudah terjadi berkali-kali. Isu-isu tidak bertanggungjawab seperti ini sudah berhembus sejak bertahun-tahun yang lalu dan tampaknya masyarakat hampir tidak pernah belajar dari pengalaman. Zaman sekarang informasi dapat begitu cepat menyebar dan berita sampai ke khalayak luas dalam hitungan detik (thanks to the internet). Sayangnya, perilaku masyarakat kita (dan dunia) dalam mengolah informasi ini masih primitif. Bukannya mengecek kebenarannya, biasanya mereka langsung saja mempercayai dan meneruskan berita tersebut. Mungkin mereka belum paham bahwa informasi yang beredar di internet, broadcast message, email, atau yang lainnya itu tidak selalu benar. Seperti yang terjadi beberapa hari yang lalu. Isu larangan menkonsumsi beberapa obat dan makanan dengan merek tertentu oleh Badan POM kembali marak melalui broadcast message di blackberry. Badan POMpun akhirnya turun tangan untuk membantah isu tersebut melalui klarifikasi yang diposting di situs resmi Badan POM. Pemberitahuan tersebut dapat dilihat disini.

Pesanku, jangan heboh dulu jika menerima suatu isu atau informasi. Pastikan selalu mengecek kebenarannya ke lembaga resmi yang berwenang. Semoga informasi ini bermanfaat ^0*.