Sunday, June 24, 2012


The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others - Mahatma Gandhi -

Why you? Because there's no one better. Why now? Because tomorrow isn't soon enough - Donna Brazile -

When you stand and share your story in an empowering way. your story will heal you and you story will heal somebody else - Iyanla Vanzant -

Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you - Madeline Bridges -

Vina Panduwinata

Kalau mau dengar suara bersih Vina bisa coba cari CD Petikan Pagelaran Karya Cipta Guruh Soekarno Putra, lagu Melati Suci. Sepertinya cocok juga themesong Garuda Indonesia kalau mau mendarat. Simpel, lembut, ciamik :)

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Kemarin dan hari ini belajar. Tepat apa yang dikatakan di salah satu
pelatihan, "Kembangkan diri dengan memfokuskan pada kekuatanmu. Jangan
terlalu banyak fokus pada kelemahan, kecuali kalau kelemahan itu
bersifat fatal (derailer)"

Kalau bisa ditambahkan, ditambahkan dengan dijual! Masukkan dalam
ruang kompetisi. Ini untuk mengetahui apakah kekuatan kita itu
benar-benar kuat/bagus. Sehingga ketika dijual, laku. Atau semata
khayalan kita belaka, alias ga laku.

Kembangkan, jual, cari feedbak, pertajam, jual dan seterusnya .... :)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

6 Leadership Styles

Menurut fast company ... :)

1.The pacesetting leader expects and models excellence and self-direction. If this style were summed up in one phrase, it would be “Do as I do, now.” The pacesetting style works best when the team is already motivated and skilled, and the leader needs quick results. Used extensively, however, this style can overwhelm team members and squelch innovation.

2.The authoritative leader mobilizes the team toward a common vision and focuses on end goals, leaving the means up to each individual. If this style were summed up in one phrase, it would be “Come with me.” The authoritative style works best when the team needs a new vision because circumstances have changed, or when explicit guidance is not required. Authoritative leaders inspire an entrepreneurial spirit and vibrant enthusiasm for the mission. It is not the best fit when the leader is working with a team of experts who know more than him or her.

3.The affiliative leader works to create emotional bonds that bring a feeling of bonding and belonging to the organization. If this style were summed up in one phrase, it would be “People come first.” The affiliative style works best in times of stress, when teammates need to heal from a trauma, or when the team needs to rebuild trust. This style should not be used exclusively, because a sole reliance on praise and nurturing can foster mediocre performance and a lack of direction.

4.The coaching leader develops people for the future. If this style were summed up in one phrase, it would be “Try this.” The coaching style works best when the leader wants to help teammates build lasting personal strengths that make them more successful overall. It is least effective when teammates are defiant and unwilling to change or learn, or if the leader lacks proficiency.

5.The coercive leader demands immediate compliance. If this style were summed up in one phrase, it would be “Do what I tell you.” The coercive style is most effective in times of crisis, such as in a company turnaround or a takeover attempt, or during an actual emergency like a tornado or a fire. This style can also help control a problem teammate when everything else has failed. However, it should be avoided in almost every other case because it can alienate people and stifle flexibility and inventiveness.

6.The democratic leader builds consensus through participation. If this style were summed up in one phrase, it would be “What do you think?” The democratic style is most effective when the leader needs the team to buy into or have ownership of a decision, plan, or goal, or if he or she is uncertain and needs fresh ideas from qualified teammates. It is not the best choice in an emergency situation, when time is of the essence for another reason or when teammates are not informed enough to offer sufficient guidance to the leader

Friday, June 15, 2012

Youtube Indonesia Semoga berisi hal-hal yang bermanfaat, aamiin.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Langit biru

Setiap kali lihat foto sendiri yang ada langit birunya, leher seperti kecekek ... hehehe .... sudah lama sekali tidak bepergian, menyapa alam.

Beberapa kali ke Kuala Lumpur, karena bekerja, tidak (belum) bisa berkonsentrasi untuk keluar kota dan mencari langit yang biru.

Syukuri yang ada, itu lebih baik bukan? :)

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Al Azhar Memorial Garden

Pemakaman sesuai syariah di tengah hijaunya taman. Pastikan anda memberikan yang terbaik untuk orang yang anda cintai.

Hmmmm .... Bukan yang 3 hal itu ya, amal jariah, ilmu bermanfaat, dan anak yang sholeh. Rupanya tambah yang ke empat, pemakaman yang asri dan hijau ....

Friday, June 08, 2012

71 Ways to Lose Fat

1.Have a clear goal that anyone in the world can measure and understand.

2.Drink tea. Research suggests that those who drink tea (black, green, or white, as long as it’s from real tea vs. herbal tea) have lower BMI’s and have less body fat.

3.Eat cayenne pepper. A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition showed that when compared to placebo, capsaicin (the active ingredient in cayenne) increased fat burning.

4.Decrease/eliminate simple carbs. They do nothing for you outside of creating a favorable environment for gaining fat.

5.Eat more veggies. They fill you up, without providing many calories. Just avoid the high fat/high calorie dressings.

6.Eat more fruits: No one ever gained weight from eating more fruit even the so called “high sugar” fruits, like bananas, melons and others.

7.Lift weights. Heavy weights. Build more muscle, burn more calories.

8.Cut down rest time between sets. This will keep your heart rate elevated causing an increase in calories burned.

9.Do intervals. No more strolls through the park. Study after study after study continues to show intervals are more effective (and in less time). And physically just look at the body of a sprinter vs. the body of a marathoner.

10.Eat more protein. Replacing refined carbohydrates with lean protein will not only help satiate you, but will also increase your metabolism, through something called the thermic effect of food.

11.Eat protein more frequently. Piggy backing on #10, it’s important to also time your intake so you’re eating protein regularly throughout the day … not just in one lump sum, like most do at dinner. Every meal and snack should include some protein.

12.Supplement with fish oil. A study published in Lipids fed mice diets enhanced EPA and DHA (fish oil). The researchers learned that the mice fed diets higher in omega-3 fats had significantly less accumulation of body fat. Other studies have shown similar results.

13.Do full body exercises, such as squats, deadlifts, pullups,chinups, pushups, etc. You’ll get more bang for your buck out of each workout.

14.Cycle carbs depending on workout routine. Sure, carbs are important, but you surely don’t need as many if you’re not working out or if you workout just 30 minutes per day and then are sitting most of the other 23.5 hours.

15.Start meals with a salad. Salad will provide some bulk to help fill you up, so you eat less calories overall.

16.Include low-fat water based soups as snacks. include this with a salad and the two of them will fill you up before getting to the calorie laden meal.

17.Don’t forget the fiber. Think of fiber like a sponge; it absorbs water and makes you feel full. Focus on fiber, not carbs.

18.Drink water. Professor Dr. Brenda Davy and her Team from VA Tech found that giving people 2 cups of water before each meal resulted in greater weight loss after 12 weeks. The reason? It helps fill you up.

19.Add beans to your salads. It’s a nice way to add some additional fiber, protein, and healthy carbs.

20.Replace one meal/day with a large salad and lean protein.

21.Self monitor. Keep a journal. There’s no better way to track what you’re putting in your mouth.

22.Watch your portions. Avoid the buffet line and never super size a thing; instead make sure you’re following what the nutrition label recommends for a serving.

23.Weigh and measure foods. You won’t know how much you’re eating unless you pull out the food scale, measuring cups and spoons.

24.Switch to calorie free drinks. All calories count, whether they’re liquid or solid, so unless it’s low fat milk, opt for tea or water. Or something I was introduced to in the Netherlands – large bunches of mint, lemon and hot water.

25.Weigh yourself. Studies show daily weights help enhance weight loss efforts. Don’t live and die by the number. And of course a scale doesn’t decipher between fat and lean body mass, but it can still be of benefit to keep things “in check.”

26.Eat whole eggs. Daily. A study published a couple years ago showed that those who ate whole eggs vs. a bagel for breakfast ate less at the next meal. A similar study showed eating whole eggs increases HDL (good) cholesterol.

27.Eat breakfast (which is convenient with #26 above). A review published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that those who ate breakfast are more successful with long-term weight maintenance. Other research has shown the same for weight loss. Grab hardboiled eggs, scrambled eggs, Greek yogurt, a piece of fruit and handful of nuts, or make a smoothie. It doesn’t have to be fancy.

28.Eat the bulk of you meals in the AM and eat progressively less throughout the day. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition showed that eating the bulk of your calories earlier in the day positive influences weight changes.

29.Stay upright-you burn more calories. This means not sitting in front of a computer, TV, phone, etc all day. Stand and you’ll burn more and be more productive.

30.Ask your waiter to doggy bag ½ your meal before serving it to you. If you wait and tell yourself you’ll just eat half. You won’t. So don’t even have it put in front of you.

31.Use the stairs, skip the escalator and elevator. These won’t make or break success, but every little bit helps, so get in all the movement you can.

32.Eat low energy dense foods. These are foods that are high in water and lower in calories, such as fruit, veggies, soups, salads, etc. Studies at Penn State University have showed that the inclusion of these foods helps individuals eat less total calories overall.

33.Don’t grocery shop hungry. Rather than stick to your list, you’ll buy everything in the aisle; foods that are sure to sabotage your goals of getting lean.

34.Replace side dishes with steamed veggies. Restaurants will often allow you to switch the fries or chips with steamed veggies; all you have to do is ask.

35.Bake, don’t fry

36.Switch to smaller silverware; it forces you to take smaller bites.

37.Use a grill

38.Order dressing on the side, dip the fork in dressing, and then in the salad. This saves a ton more dressing than if one was to order it on the side, then poor the entire cup on the salad anyhow. Less calories equals less weight.

39.In the airport? Carry your luggage, don’t roll it. Again, not a deal breaker in terms of success…just another way to increase energy expenditure.

40.Skip the “Venti lattes” and opt for plain coffee or, better yet, tea. Those extra large “designer” coffees can pack a wholloping 500 or more calories per serving!

41.Got oats? Plain rolled oats will help fill you up more than the high sugar breakfast counterparts. Moreover, 1 serving provides a lot less calories than the sugar coated alternatives.

42.Fidget. A study published in the journal Science showed that those who fidgeted more often, changed posture frequently, etc weighed less than those who did not. This extra movement was termed NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis).

43.Laugh often. A study presented at the European Congress on Obesity found those who laughed hard for approximately 10-15 minutes each day burned an additional 10-40 calories/day. Multiply that by 365 and those calories can add up!

44.Don’t use email within your office—get up and walk to a co-workers desk.

45.Switch to water first thing in the morning vs. juice; you’ll save 100+ calories.

46.Steam your veggies—don’t sautée oil

47.Leave something on your plate at the end of the meal-every little bit counts.

48.When out to eat, split a meal. The portions are usually big enough to feed a family.

49.Skip dessert

50.Don’t socialize around the food tables at parties; you’re more likely to pick, even though you may not be hungry.

51.Don’t eat your kids leftovers; every little bit of food adds up, including these “BLTs” (bites, licks and tastes)

52.Keep chips, dips, and other high fat snack foods out of the house—it’s not about willpower, it’s about being realistic.

53.If you have a dog, take it for a walk—don’t just let it out in the back.

54.If you don’t have a pet, offer to walk a neighbors dog.

55.Use smaller plates and bowls, there will be less room for you to fill up and it makes less food seems like more.

56.Skip buffets. You will feel you like you have to get your moneys worth and overeat.

57.Slow down. It takes approximately 15-20 minutes for the stomach to sense it’s full. If you woof down your food like a starving dog, you’ll likely out eat your hunger.

58.Decrease your food intake by 100 calories per day; theoretically this translates to nearly 1 pound per month (1 lb = 3500 calories).

59.Buy a pedometer and accumulate at least 10,000 steps each day.

60.When possible, walk or bike to do your errands.

61.Don’t buy in bulk, unless you’re buying toiletries or feeding an army. The more that is there, the more that you’ll eat.

62.Stay away from the alcohol—I don’t care if it’s low-carb anything, alcohol provides 7 calories/gram, which means a lot of empty calories and just 1 drink lowers your inhibition so you overeat other calories too

63.Plan ahead. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail

64.Pack your meals for the week on Sunday; you never want to be without options.

65.Keep some healthy snacks — like nuts — in your glove compartment so you’re prepared at all times.

66.Take before pictures and write down your goals.

67.Get new friends. If your friends prefer pizza, wings, nachos and beer on a regular basis, find one’s who are like minded and want to be healthy. Research has suggested that friends enhance (or can hurt) success.

68.Put yourself first. Many people (women in particular) put everyone else ahead of themselves and let their health fall by the side.

69.Be honest with yourself—you’re not fooling anyone by “sneaking” different foods.

70.It’s not all or nothing; if you fall off the bandwagon, jump right back. Don’t let yourself continue to fall until all progress has been lost.

71.Wake up early to exercise; you’re more likely to get it done if you don’t wait until after work.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Mencintai negeri ini

Kalau belum, coba naik Garuda Airways. Pelayanannya professional, pramugari-pramugaranya tangkas, cekatan, penuh senyum. Makanannya enak, bergizi. Inflight entertainmentnya bagus .. bahkan untuk penerbangan 1 jam. Luar biasa ... sudah lupa sama Singapore Airlines hehehe....

Yang paling keren, setiap kali mau mendarat lagu yang terdengar lambat-lambat adalah lagu nasionalisme ... indah ... Indonesiaku ...


Sebuah cerita legenda tentang lentera tua
Di ufuk pagi, ketika lentera ditiup si empunya
sang sumbu, cuma menadah ke atas
ke atap berjelaga, yang punya cerita

Seluruh gerak kehidupan semalam, dituntun nyala lentera
lorong yang berbatu, masih terlihat di sela derai hujan
cengkerik yang memadu janji, atau katak  bersambut dendang
sebentar-sebentar terusik oleh terompah si penjaga malam

Bila jelaga itu masih hangat menghitam
lentera itu, sudah berhenti berkedip
memberi jalan
tetapi ia memberi hikmah kepada kehidupan ini

Preambul Jelaga - Achmad Albar, Lomba Cipta Lagu Remaja Prambors

Friday, June 01, 2012

Rock Cluster

Baru tahu ada distribusi Linux yang parallel processing, cluster yang menjadi de facto, dan de jure standard untuk perusahaan minyak skala internasional. Rupanya selain RedHat, Linux juga merambah ke bidang-bidang yang spesifik di industri minyak dan gas.

Namanya Rock Cluster. Let's rock and let's do OpenSource (again) hehehe ...