Rabu, 05 Juni 2013

No More Refilled PET Bottle!

As long as I can remember, I'd been using disposable water bottles (PET bottle) for drink. Perhaps our “long relationship” began when I was in junior high. It just felt like bringing reusable bottle (e.g. those made of stainless steel, glass, or aluminium) was quite burdensome as I had to take care of it. Hence I just preferred buying bottled water at school or refilling the PET bottle at home for later use. Using disposable water bottle for drink seems so practical as it doesn’t break easily due to its plastic flexibility and I don't need to worry if I lose it somewhere... XD. However, that was before I realized there are actually more negative sides of using PET bottles than the benefits it gives us.

Since I was used to drinking from refilled PET bottles, I knew how it was like when the plastic material was about to expire. The plastic, which is supposed to be clear/transparent, turns blurry and a bit rough when touched. Moreover, if it smells weird then it’s obviously the time to get rid of it. What awakes me to quit refilling PET bottles for drink is the fact that research has indicated that some materials used for commercial PET bottles are able to release toxin or harmful chemical substances if exposed to direct sunlight or high temperature which, of course, will contaminate the liquid inside it. Even some say that consuming refilled PET-bottled beverage frequently could increase the risk of getting cancer due to the accumulation of toxin from the plastic. That is the reason why it is not recommended to use the same disposable plastic bottle repeatedly.

Besides, PET bottle is non-degradable. It is one of the major causes of soil pollution. According to Wikipedia (Plastic pollution, 5 May 2013), Methane, which is a very powerful gas that increases damage to the Earth’s ozone layer, is released when plastics are being broken down. Thus, please stop throwing away plastic bottles carelessly. Instead, put it into the appropriate recycle bin or for the creative you, there are many green DIY projects out there that help to recycle plastic bottles. Now I choose reusable food-grade bottle that is safer and more environmental-friendly for drinking at work. What’s more, I can save my money from buying something that I can get freely from home J

Minggu, 19 Februari 2012

A Tragedy

Hi everyone!

I am writing to express my feeling of disappointment toward today’s reality. Everything seems so cruel today. There are a lot of unfair treatments done by superior persons to those who are still begging for help and justice. I suppose this time I’m a bit emotional…but I just can’t help it!

Huff... what have made me this mad is an incident told by a colleague of mine, Ms. Rafita. She is an alumnus of a state university in Medan. The incident happened to one of her friends who has not graduated yet. Let’s say her friend’s name is Ann. 

Ann was a girl who had been working hard to complete her thesis writing. She knew her parents, who are only common farmers/villagers, were proud of her for being a state university student. They also had been trying to earn money to support her education in the city. Thus, Ann wouldn’t want to disappoint them by failing the thesis exam. Furthermore, graduation is a pride for Bataknese people and this was one of the reasons of Ann’s perseverance in doing her thesis.

Yet, her hard work was not appreciated by her lecturers, who thought they could do anything with their authority in hand. Her thesis was rejected again and again by the lecturers with ridiculous reasons. Ann was tired and down. Because of this, she felt sick due to months of struggle. She suffered from Appendicitis. After appendix surgery, everything did not get back to normal. Else, another illness appeared. One thing that I have to emphasize here : medical skill in Indonesia is still wretched. I think this is why Ann was admitted to hospital again because of post-surgery complications. Her parents also consulted traditional medication for her beloved daughter. Unfortunately, not long after that Ann died without a chance to finish her study. 

I was upset, shocked, and angry after listening to Ms. Rafita. She had also cried all night long for her poor friend, Ann. To me, it is a real irony that people (in this case, Ann’s lecturer) who think they are educated and superior enough to control others, are in fact the cruelest creatures that can hurt and even take innocents’ lives away. 

Here, I would like to express my deepest condolence to her family.

Kamis, 09 Februari 2012

Something new for you

Helloooo! I'm back! Hahaha....

Looking back on the previous post makes me wonder how I had been so busy. I'd even lost my interest in blogging. There were abundant things to be dealt with and I was totally distracted from writing my blog. However, now finally everything has begun to slow down so I can breathe more easily and continue writing here...huff!

Well, this time I would love to announce that I have published my second blog (hooray!) but it does not mean I'll close this one, haha... I'm still glad to share with you something great that is not related to my second blog here.
Please click here to find out more about me and what I'm addicted to recently, hehe...

Also, once again thank you so much for visiting my blog !

Senin, 07 Februari 2011

What a fantastic story!

Hi pals! Nice to meet you again ^_^ ! Well, during this Chinese New Year, I feel so peaceful and delightful as well! I visited my relatives’ houses and there we gave our warm greetings to each other, saying, “Kiong Hi!”. We enjoyed every snacks served by the host. My sister, younger brother, and I also received several Ang Paos from our elderly relatives. What a warm atmosphere! Afterwards, we just stay at home and enjoy our free time by watching movies!! Yihaa!

There is a movie I watched a few days ago (perhaps you’d watched it before). The title is Dr. Seuss’ HORTON Hears a Who!

It is not the latest movie but I truly recommend you to watch this, friends! It’s a great movie with hilarious animated characters and a simple but meaningful story. The main character is a lively witty elephant named Horton. He lives happily in the forest of Mount Nool together with other smaller (and eccentric-looking) animals. Albeit his huge size, he appears to be a kind-hearted and sensitive one compared to other friends in the neighborhood. Why? Because he’s the only one who can hear a tiny voice coming out from a speck of dust! Yup, the speck is blown to the forest and found by Horton. In fact, there is a community of super-duper microscopic creatures that live in the speck! They are called the Whos, who live in Whoville, with a Mayor as their chief. Besides having a big family (96 daughters and a son!), he has to bear the responsibility of being as great and honorable Mayor as his predecessors. Thus, his only son, Jojo, becomes his center of attention. However, Jojo is an introvert. He does not think his father can understand his way of thinking.
On the other hand, Horton the elephant is facing the threatening attitude from his neighbors toward him. A self-proclaimed Kangaroo, the main antagonist who always thinks Horton would give a bad example to the children, tries everything to make Horton deny about the existence of the Whos in the speck. In the struggle to protect the entire living beings in Whoville, Horton must find the safest place for the speck. The Whos, at the same time, have to work together to help Horton prove their existence to the “outer world”….
This movie is actually derived from a story written by Dr.Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), a famous American author who also wrote How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
Jim Carrey and Steve Carell, two famous comedian star as Horton and The Mayor. There is an inspiring quote as well as the moral from this movie : “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Well, I hope this will be one of your favorite movies, don’t miss it!

Sabtu, 08 Mei 2010

Mothers Day

Huaaaa....I miss my blog so much!!! Hoho... Udah lama bgt g nge-blog, since the last posting in February!
Sekarang aku pengen membahas sedikit tentang Mothers day...bukan mengenai sejarahnya sih...tapi lebih kepada how-I-feel tentang hari Ibu ini...
Well...seperti biasanya, kondisi keuangan "selalu" dalam kondisi cukup memprihatinkan...hehe...jadi agak susah kalo mau ngeluarin duit. Tapi demi hari spesial besok...9th of May will be Mom's Day...aku benar-benar pengen memberikan sesuatu buat my beloved Mom! Do you have any idea what should I give to her?
Ibu kita udah susah payah melahirkan dan membesarkan kita, selalu mengkhawatirkan kita, dan selalu mendukung kita di mana pun kita berada...tak seharusnyakah kita berbuat sesuatu demi beliau? (Ehem..) Menurutku sih, hanya dengan membantunya mengerjakan pekerjaan rumah dan mungkin memasak sebisa kita untuknya pasti sudah membuat beliau bahagia!
Betul ga?! Setuju?
Kbetulan besok ada acara amal sekaligus perayaan Mothers Day dari Perkumpulan Buddha Tzu Chi, trus mama aku dapat undangan, beliau ngajak nih! Hoho...tentu saja aku akan menemaninya. Hmm...Semoga saja di acara itu ada sesuatu yang menarik lah! :D