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 ^^

Friday, July 17, 2015

Taeyang, Rise Live in Concert Jakarta, 14 February 2015.

So 5 months ago, I did the most random thing in my life so far. Out of the blue, I decided to join my friends to watch Taeyang concert in Indonesia. I still don't get how or why this was happened since at first only 2 of my friends want to watch it. Seriously, it's just 2 in the beginning but it ended up with 7 people went to watched this concert. ^0^. Ha ha ha. Not mentioning that several of them temporarily became "sasaengs" and went as far as following Taeyang from his arrival in Soekarno-Hatta airport. Maybe the story of how they succeed to made their car went beside Taeyang's car, even got Taeyang to open his window and smile at them, also made the other excited & look forward for the concert.

I actually just want to meet up with some friends after my class in EF which coincidentally near with Tennis Indoor Senayan, venue for Taeyang live in concert. I did wish to watch that concert though. I love Big Bang, even though I'm not very much a fan of Taeyang. My knowledge about his music is limited hence I only knew some of Taeyang songs from his 3 albums. But I always had this affection for him. Not only he's a good singer with beautiful voice but also he was Team A (now officially debut with name WINNER) mentor in WIN. That's why I have this strange affection towards his songs, Wedding Dress and Only Look at Me, since team A cover it for their first battle.

Taeyang picture taken by my friend @gichims.
So my friends & I were almost late to enter the venue since we just decided to watch this concert in last minute. As soon as we sat in tribune left, the concert started. Taeyang looked handsome in his gold pants. When I saw that pants in photographs, I think it's too much but it turned out to be really pretty. The seats in VIP zone was not full, too bad it's half empty. Probably because the VIP price was so expensive (2,5 millions rupiah) while the view is not really good, it's actually quite far from stage. But other sections were fully occupied & it's not tampered Taeyang enthusiasm throughout the concert. Moreover, Indonesian VIPs are cheering him so loudly.

Taeyang picture taken by my friend @gichims.

Taeyang picture taken by my friend @gichims.
So far, I enjoy this concert more than I enjoyed Bigbang Alive Tour concert. The fans are enthusiast yet they scream at the right moment, not like when I attend Bigbang concert in 2012 that made my ear ringing. I can hear Taeyang's beautiful voice clearly & the encore was long I feel like I was the one who became tired, not Taeyang. Ha ha ha. He's stunning & really a great performer.

By the way, there's an accident at his concert in Malaysia where Taeyang pants accidentally torn. That's why I and my friends were joking that we came to see "Taeyang's ripped pants" in this concert. Anyway, it's not happened. Ha ha ha. His pants was secure & not torn in place that my friend want. But he stripped & showed his abs like usual (not like I care about that though. I love Taeyang for his voice. He he he). By the way, rather than fangirling at Taeyang, several of my friends choose to fangirling over Kwon Twins instead, made me laughing at their antics. LMAO. Here are several fancams taken by my friend:

Intro + Body


I Need A Girl


Ringa Linga


Superstar


Eyes, Nose, Lips


Overall I enjoyed this concert, satisfied without regret. Thank you for my friends that out of the blue persuaded me to join their crazy antics & making this as my Valentine date. By the way, Taeyang is so sweet because he gave us free chocolate after the concert end as Valentine gift. I was touched. First, I wasn't spending Valentine Day alone & then there's this hot guy gave me Valentine gift. Lucky! Thank you Taeyang ^^, you are the 1st Concert that I watch this year. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ant-Man (Review)

If there's something that I hate from superhero movies nowadays, it's their need to make everything go bigger. From bigger blast, bigger destruction, bigger action scenes. In short, there's this need for every superhero movies to make it looks like the earth is in peril & need to be saved. Well, Ant-Man movie is (thankfully) not like that.

This movie, at heart, is a movie about relationship of father & his daughter. Michael Douglas played Hank Pym, A former S.H.I.E.L.D agent and also a scientist who found a formula that allows its user to decrease in size but increase in strength. He's the former Ant-Man that had used this formula frequently in the war as a S.H.I.E.L.D agent, but his relationship with his daughter, Hope van Dyne (played by Evangeline Lily) is estranged due to the dead of his wife. On the other hand, there's this thief named Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd) that desperate to find work to support his daughter & be a good dad. To make a long story short, Scott Lang become the successor of Hank Pym as Ant-Man.

What I love about this movie:
  1. It's different from other superheroes movies that I've watched
  2. The actors. Their actings are good. I love Paul Rudd as Ant-Man. I especially love Michael Peña as Luiz. He's so funny. Ha ha ha
  3. This movie is playful with lots of humor.
  4. It's touching to see father's love to his daughter in this movie. I always love movie about family's love.
What I don't like:
  1. The music & music score. It's so so & it's not give me memorable impression.
  2. As with almost all superhero movies that I've watch, I feel the villain in this movie lack in depth. 
From the eyes of many people, Ant-Man might be not your traditional superhero. His signature superpower is changing his size, and also ability to communicate with - wait for it - ant, which are not as flashy as Captain America, Thor or Iron Man. In this world where when you said superhero you imagine things like Superman (with his super-strength, super-speed, & vision powers), Ant-Man stands out because he doesn't have those things. But it doesn't mean that a movie about Ant-Man is not interesting. In my opinion, this comedic heist movie is funny, playful & enjoyable.

If you want a not-so-serious heist movie to make you laugh, touch your heart with warm family love & enjoy your day, I recommend you to watch it. But if you're the type that like to see car blows up, building wrecked, glassess shattered, & earth crumble, you might be a little bit dissapointed. Damage in this movie is relatively insignificant compared to the high stakes and city-shattering destruction that take place in most of other superheroes movie. But overall, I really like this movie I might watch it again.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Focus (movie review)

I watch it just because I have free ticket from my friend. I search about this movie on the internet and people say that it's a heist movie, similar with Now You See Me. That's why I get curious and end up watch it.


This movie is so so. It's not bad, but it's not good either. It could have been a good movie if they make the story more interesting. One of my main question when I watch it is, "Why do they make this movie? What for?". Because yes, this movie has no purpose whatsoever. What is it trying to told us? Nothing. It's just a showcases of many tricks and tricks without meaning. It's still an enjoyable movie though.

Kingsman the Secret Service

Honestly, I have a high expectation for this movie. First, the actors. This movie boast ensemble casts with high profile such as Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, even Mark Hamill. Second, it's a movie about spy and I love spy movie. Moreover, it's a movie about spy in suit. How cool is that? It's no wonder that at first I thought it will be a serious spy movie so I'm surprised when it's turn out to be a comedy.


What I love about this movie:

  • The actors. Their actings are good.
  • The music score. I love Henry Jackman's score so much.
  • The premise, the action, the equipments are all cool.

What I don't like:

  • Its highly stylized violence. I've watch Kick-Ass, so I'm familiar with it. But that doesn't mean I'm a fan of it. Generally, I don't like violence in a film. That's why I seldom watch war movies.
  • Some of the scenes that was mean to be a comedy are tasteless.
  • The villain use omkara pendant. Omkara is a sacred symbol in my religion so I was uncomfortable to see the villain use it. But it's okay though... I will also feel uncomfortable if the hero use it.
Overall, I enjoy this movie (I watch it 2 times) & will still recommend you to watch it. 

Shaun The Sheep Movie

As you might know from so many post here, I love animation movie & Shaun the Sheep is one of my favorite animation. So it's not surprising when there's a movie about it, I decide to watch it without many hesitation.


The story open with how Shaun was really frustrated with his monotone daily routine in the farm. That's why he want a holiday and prepare plan to make it happen. Sadly, all of his plan went wrong, initiating a series of hilarious events.

Overall, this movie is good. But I think it's not really different with the usual animation of Shaun the Sheep on TV. The only difference is the duration was longer. It's funny so you will laugh a lot in the movie theater, particularly for children. When I watch this movie, there's so many children in the theater and their funny laugh was also one of the entertainment source for me. Am I weird to said such thing? He he he. By the way, I don't really recommend this movie for people who do not like Shaun the Sheep animation on TV but I would really recommend it for your kids.

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Imitation Game (Review)

I love movie. I love history. I love cryptography. I love to hear inspiring story about real people in this world. And I love Benedict Cumberbatch. Owing to those facts about me, it's not surprising that I really enjoy this movie. There's so many people recommended this  and it really met my high expectation.


The Imitation Game is a movie about Alan Turing, a genius mathematician, pioneering computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist, marathon and ultra distance runner, that help to solve the Enigma Code during World War II. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalization of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. Alan Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. People said that his involvement in solving Enigma Code shorten the war for about 2 - 3 years. That's why I really curious about him and his story.

Overall, this movie is great. For a historical movie, it's not boring at all. The production design is really nice. The acting are superb. I also love the music score of this movie. The only thing that make me a little bit disappointed is the accuracy of history that was depicted here. They include many things that didn't happened in real life to add more tension and drama in this movie. But still, it was one of the best movie that I ever watch and left good impression. I recommend all of you to watch this movie. What do you think about The Imitation Game? Comment below and let me know ^^.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Kemasan Pangan Pintar

Kemasan pangan pintar adalah kemasan yang dapat menginformasikan kepada konsumen tentang kualitas, sifat dan kondisi produk pangan sehingga kesegaran dan keamanan dari produk pangan dapat dipantau. Saat ini kemasan pintar yang sudah digunakan adalah suatu label yang dapat menginformasikan kepada konsumen apakah produk yang dikemas masih aman untuk dimakan. Kemasan pintar ini dapat bereaksi terhadap perubahan kondisi internal maupun eksternal, kemudian reaksi ini dimanfaatkan menjadi alat untuk menunjukkan status produk tersebut kepada konsumen. Ada beberapa macam kemasan pangan pintar, antara lain:
  • indikator waktu dan suhu
  • indikator bakteri
Indikator Waktu dan Suhu (Time Temperature Indicator


Contoh Kemasan Pintar Indikator Suhu dan Waktu

 Keterangan: Jika warna label telah menjadi merah maka keamanan produk tidak dapat dijamin lagi. Perubahan warna terjadi dari reaksi polimerisasi dari monomer asetilenat.

Perubahan suhu umum terjadi selama penyimpanan, transportasi dan penanganan sehingga indikator dapat digunakan untuk memantau perubahan suhu yang berkaitan dengan masa simpan produk. Perubahan suhu tidak hanya menyebabkan menurunnya kualitas dan nutrisi pangan tapi juga dapat berpotensi menyebabkan keracunan. Banyak sistem indikator waktu dan suhu bekerja berdasarkan perubahan warna atau perkembangan warna yang berkolerasi dengan menurunnya kualitas pangan. Beberapa persyaratan yang harus dipenuhi indikator waktu dan suhu, antara lain:
  • Mudah diaktivasi dan sensitif 
  • Akurasi dan presisi tinggi 
  • Respon harusnya ireversibel, reprodusibel, dan berkorelasi dengan perubahan kualitas pangan 
  • Harus memiliki sifat fisika dan kimia tertentu. 
  • Respon harus mudah dibaca dan tidak membingungkan
Pada suhu rendah, kerusakan pangan menjadi lambat, dengan meningkatnya suhu, reaksi berlangsung lebih cepat. Bakteri pada makanan juga tumbuh lebih cepat dalam kondisi hangat, oleh karena itu, sangat berguna jika kita mengetahui apakah makanan tersebut selalu disimpan dalam kondisi dingin. Label yang pintar ini memberi informasi kepada konsumen apakah daging yang dijual telah dbiarkan dalam kondisi tidak dingin untuk waktu yang cukup lama.

Distribusi suhu sebenarnya menentukan masa simpan produk. Indikator bekerja berdasarkan suhu yang bergantung pada reaksi fisika, kimia atau enzimatis satu arah (ireversibel). Perubahan suhu mengakibatkan perubahan warna. Jika suhu meningkat, demikian juga kecepatan reaksi yang mengakibatkan perubahan warna indikator. Indikator dapat diprogram ulang untuk waktu dan suhu yang sesuai dengan pangan.

Indikator Bakteri 

Sebagaimana disebutkan sebelumnya, bahwa pada kemasan pintar, kemasan dapat bereaksi terhadap perubahan kondisi internal maupun eksternal dan reaksi ini dimanfaatkan menjadi alat untuk menunjukkan status produk tersebut kepada konsumen. Berikut contoh mekanisme kemasan pintar untuk daging dan ikan. Daging dan ikan mengeluarkan gas tertentu bila terjadi proses mikrobiologis yang menyebabkan produk tersebut membusuk. Jika kemasan dibuka maka bau gas tersebut dapat tercium, tetapi jika kemasan masih tertutup rapat, gas tidak dapat tercium.

Mekanisme kerja kemasan pintar yang digunakan untuk mengemas ikan misalnya, yaitu dengan adanya suatu saluran di kemasan bagian dalam yang bersentuhan dengan indikator (di bagian luar kemasan) yang dapat ditembus apabila ada desakan aliran senyawa amina yang dihasilkan oleh ikan yang membusuk. Senyawa amina ini disalurkan melalui suatu sensor kimia yang berubah menjadi merah jambu secara progresif seiring dengan bertambahnya senyawa amina yang terbentuk. Label di samping mendeteksi jumlah bakteri yang ada dalam kemasan daging segar dan produk unggas. Jika indikator masih berwarna jingga, produk masih segar. Jika jumlah bakteri dalam kemasan telah mencapai suatu jumlah yang kritis, warna indikator berubah menjadi merah muda, menandakan bahwa isi kemasan telah tidak layak dikonsumsi.

Semoga informasi ini bermanfaat. Diambil dari Info POM  oleh Direktorat Pengawasan Produk & Bahan Berbahaya dengan sedikit modifikasi.