Archive for the tips and tricks Category

Suggestions to have a better life

Posted in life is a soundtrack, life-fully, tips and tricks on April 8, 2010 by Sugust


Posted in Daily updates, tips and tricks with tags on December 1, 2009 by Sugust

I just looking at Alanda’s blog. And suddenly got this news:

Yes, the new theme lasted for a very short amount of time. I’m not a fan of pink actually, but I thought it might bring a new ambiance to my blog. Apparently, there are a lot of people who doesn’t like it and I think a dark theme (with my favourite colour, blue!) is waaay better for now. Did you know that a dark colour can save the energy?

A search engine tool, Blackle, has saved 1,2 Megawatt hours! Blackle is a black version of Google. It was created by Heap Media and is powered by Google Custom Search. According to thisA given monitor requires more power to display a white (or light) screen than a black (or dark) screen. That’s why I set my homepage to Blackle, and changed my theme back to black. Small steps do matter, don’t they?

And that’s why I changed my theme just yesterday. It was all because of the aish! 😉

Super Junior

Posted in Daily updates, life is a soundtrack, tips and tricks on November 30, 2009 by Sugust

I just getting amazed with these 13 Korean BOYS. When I first saw them on google ( yeah as always :p ), I thought they all were fake! But my opinion was getting wrong. One week ago, my friend gimme the DVD about their tour,  drama and festival ( for this year, at ASF – which Agnes Monica got her medal for i-dont-know-the-part ).

Then I feel like ah it must be not that cool as like Michale Jackson, Alicia Keys, Busted or even Linkin Park, Simple Plan ( Crazy), 2StepsNorth. Then I got that wrong side.

They are pretty cool. Hahaha! I watched SuJu FULL HOUSE, EHB, Asian Star Festival ( but the dvd didn’t work ), and MiniSeridrama ( also didn’t work ). But I’ve watched their Japan Concert ( though it’s soooo *kresek-kresek*), I must say I love them. But the very first thing that everyone should get is:

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.

There. Difficult. But what if we say: “Okay, I’m gonna try to know and search what they do, for, and the reason”. Dig it. This is my third post on November. How not-so-update am I?? — AHUAHUAHEU 😛

Bye, everyone! I will let the world know about SJ later! 🙂


Twitter App

Posted in tips and tricks on October 6, 2009 by Sugust

since i love to tweet my lovely sentences on Twitter , now I’m gonna make some recommended application to remember everyone that this social network can be use for every gadget (Woo hoo! 😀 ). So here are everything that I now for twitter app.

The Original Twitter application

The app. for home-daily-using is Tweetdeck

One of the most common app. for people. And it’s easy to check the every status on people updates is TwitterFox but now change into Echofon

The app. for iPhone Tweetie

This one is like a taxi on my city, Jakarta : Bluebird

For everyday-use, I always check my friend’s status on TwitterFox, Twitter, Tweetdeck and Tweete. The last one is for desktop use or Mobile. You can get the updates everywhere. Though you don’t have iPhone or BlackBerry.

See you on another Gorgeous app! 😀

#This is one of the source where I get the information :

Kumpulan Aplikasi Twitter

9 great reasons to drink more water

Posted in life-fully, moment-capturing, tips and tricks on September 30, 2009 by Sugust

9 Great Reasons to Drink More Water

1. Water gives you bright and healthy skin.

Water naturally moisturizes skin and ensures proper cellular formation underneath layers of skin to give it a healthy, glowing appearance. Water stimulates the circulation of your blood, fluids, and the necessary elements inside your body. It also controls and regulates the skin’s natural balance. When water is warm, it has the energy to hydrate, refresh, detoxify, and oxygenate your skin. Warm water also gets rid of blackheads and makes large pores smaller. Drinking water makes the body more relaxed and rejuvenated.
2. Water keeps your brain healthy.
Your brain tissue contains about 85% water. Regularly drinking water keeps your brain to function well. Studies have shown that dehydration is a key factor in causing migraines, headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome and depression. The most common cause of daytime fatigue is actually mild dehydration.
3. Water flushes out those nasty toxins out of your body.
The function of your kidneys is to get rid of any waste from your body. If these toxins stay in your body they make you feel tired and sometimes unwell. These toxins also place a harmful burden on the other systems in your body. Water aids in the digestion process and prevents constipation.
4. Water regulates your body temperature, particularly during exercise.
When you exercise, you lose water through your breath and by sweating. As the sweat evaporates, your body cools. Replenishing any water you lose during exercise is vital for physical performance and good health. Too much water loss will increase your risk of heat exhaustion. In addition, to your normal six to eight glasses of water each day, drink a glass before you exercise. Then, for each 20 minutes of exercise, drink another cup or more. Be sure to drink a cup or two after you finish.
5. Drinking plenty of water lessens the risk of heart attacks.
Research has also shown that people who drink more than 5 glasses of water a day are less likely to die from a heart attack than people who drink less than two.
6. Water raises your metabolism.
Metabolism is the way by which the food you eat is converted into energy. The first chemical process that takes place is digestion. This process prepares the nutrients in the food to be absorbed by the body and transformed into energy. Drinking plenty of water is essential to maintain good digestion which keeps your metabolism going. The health benefit of water is better consumption of the nutrients you consume resulting in loads more energy.
7. You lose weight by drinking water.
Water helps you maintain a healthy body weight by increasing metabolism and regulating appetite. Drinking water is important if you’re trying to lose weight, some studies have shown that thirst and hunger sensations are triggered together. If there is a slight dehydration the thirst mechanism may be mistaken for hunger and you might eat when the body is really thirsty. As most food contains some water, if you don’t drink much they may be subconsciously driven to eat more to gain the necessary water supply however, you also consume more calories. So in short, drinking more water can help to prevent overeating and benefit weight loss.
8. Water is absolutely essential to the human body’s survival.
A person can live for about a month without food, but only about a week without water.
9. Drinking water lessens your chance of cancer.
Drinking plenty of water can decrease the risk of certain types of cancers, including colon cancer.
Source: Happy You Coaching

Ciri anak kreatif

Posted in tips and tricks on August 27, 2009 by Sugust

JAKARTA, – Pada sebuah seminar pendidikan, pakar pendidikan Prof Dr Arief Rachman mengatakan, selama ini guru-guru telah terjebak oleh persepsi pentingnya nilai akademis tanpa memperhitungkan kreativitas anak.

Akibatnya tidak mengherankan, banyak orang tua menjadi tidak “ngeh”, bahwa anak-anak mereka sebetulnya kreatif, atau setidaknya punya potensi kreatif yang perlu dikembangkan. Sebab selama ini, konsep pendidikan di sekolah lebih banyak memfokuskan pada nilai-nilai akademis sebagai patokan keberhasilan, sebaliknya kreativitas malah dipinggirkan sebagai salah satu penentu pendidikan seorang anak.

Hal tersebut ditegaskan oleh pakar pendidikan Prof Dr Arief Rachman di sela seminar “Mengajar Cerdas untuk Cerdas Belajar” di Jakarta, Jumat (10/7), pekan lalu. Di acara tersebut Arief menjabarkan beberapa ciri anak-anak yang kreatif. Nah, adakah ciri-ciri tersebut tercermin pada anak Anda?

-Berwajah Cerah dan Berfisik Dinamis

-Memiliki minat luas mulai tentang musik sampai dunia politik

-Memiliki pertanyan yang berbobot tiap kali bertanya

-Punya keingintahuan yang tinggi dan mendapatkan penjelasan secara ilmiah

-Tidak pernah merasa dibatasi oleh status

-Suka dan berani mengambil risiko

-Punya banyak alternatif menuntaskan suatu masalah

-Tidak mudah puas, selalu ingin sempurna

-Berani tampil beda

-Senang menggali pengetahuan dan hal-hal baru

-Senantiasa memunyai gagasan-gasan yang orisinil

source: here

Make your home more green!

Posted in tips and tricks on August 27, 2009 by Sugust

Make your home more green!

Make your house green! Don’t whip out the buckets of green paint just yet…we have a better idea.

We all know a few things to do to conserve energy at home, but with a little more effort we can really conserve. Here are some easy (and not so easy) ways that you can conserve energy at home… Energy is wasted, and electric bills go up, usually because of one or more inefficient home components (windows, heating and cooling systems, and ducts insulation) or a failure to pay attention to product use directions. A good start is to look at these first for easy fixes, in addition to the following tips.

* Keep the cold air out. If you already have energy efficient windows (ask your parents if you do), great! If not, increase window energy efficiency by hanging insulating curtains or drapes. Also, you can place a towel along the window ledge in order to keep cold air out.
* Keep doors and windows closed when using heating or cooling units.
* Don’t blast the AC or heat. Keep it reasonable. In the summer, try and keep the air conditioning around 78°F when you’re there, 70°F for heating. Each degree of heating or cooling can cost an additional four to five percent in energy costs! Your parents will be very happy if you can cut their heating bill!
* Shop for ‘greener’ appliances. If you or your parents are in the market for new appliances (such as a new washer or refrigerator), ask them to purchase “Energy Star” products. They’re really efficient and do a great job of saving energy.
* Clean and replace filters. Any appliances that have filters use more energy if their filters are clogged. Get someone who knows what they’re doing to check appliances, including heating and cooling systems. Even check your hair dryer!
* Give your air conditioner a break (or at least turn it down). By creating shade, you can save up to 8% of your cooling costs. Use shades, awnings, or sun screens to shade your home and windows. Even a tree or plant can do the trick.
* Put your computer on “hibernate” mode. This way, every 30 min that you’re away from the computer, it turns off, but not to the point where you have to restart everything once again. Easy. Simple. Energy efficient.


* Brighten your room with better bulbs. Replace existing incandescent lamps with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). These lamps can save three-quarters of the electricity used by incandescents. Don’t like the color of CFLs? Buy a paper lamp shade and paint the inside pink with nonflammable pink paint (it will make for softer light)
* Use dimmer switches, timers, or motion sensors on incandescent lights if you have them.


* Is your fridge running too hard? Fresh foods keep at 37 to 42°F, frozen foods at 0 to 5°F. Adjust the temp so it’s not too low.
* Fill the washer or dryer when doing your laundry. Don’t waste energy and water by only washing two pairs of socks when the machine could wash a lot more! Plus, you won’t have to do laundry as often, and that’s a good thing.
* Clean the dryer lint trap after each use. It’s better for your clothes anyways.
* Cold-wash: Wash your clothes with cold water. It’s easier on the fabric and 85% of the washing machine’s energy goes into heating the water anyways
* Line-dry:Use a clothesline outside or a drying rack inside to air dry your clothes instead of using the dryer.
* Dishwasher: Wash only full loads. Use the energy saver, air dry cycle, or if possible, open the door and let dishes dry naturally.
* Oven: Don’t preheat your oven. Cook complete meals of several dishes simultaneously in the oven. Use your microwave oven when possible.
* Use the smallest pan necessary when you cook. Smaller pans require less energy.
* Reduce cooking time by defrosting frozen foods in the refrigerator before cooking. The night before you want to cook something, throw it in the fridge and it’ll be ready to go when you are.
* Avoid excessive peeking into the oven. We know you’re super excited about your batch of brownies, but each time the door is opened, a significant amount of heat escapes.
* In winter, open window coverings on sunny days to help warm the rooms. In summer, close them to help keep the room cool during the day.
* Close the damper when not using your fireplace. Turn your heating system down when using your fireplace to prevent heated air from escaping outdoors.
* Keep the fridge closed! We know the feeling of wanting something to munch on, opening the door to the fridge and staring off into space mumbling “There’s nothing to eat”, but that must stop! Opening the door wastes a lot of energy and is costly.


* Speed-shower: The average eight-minute shower uses 20 gallons of water. Over a year your eight-minute shower water could wash 4,152 loads of laundry. How about a 3-minute one?
* Water heater: Ask your parents to lower the water heater temperature.
* Shower-head:Install a low-flow shower head to save money and water
* Dishwasher: Wash only full loads. Use the energy saver, air dry cycle, or if possible, open the door and let dishes dry naturally.
* Turn off the faucet while you’re brushing your teeth!
* Dishwasher: Wash only full loads. Use the energy saver, air dry cycle, or if possible, open the door and let dishes dry naturally.
* Washing machine:Yup, same goes for washing clothes, wash only full loads.
* Still drinking bottled water at home? Purify your tap water with a water filter and lose the plastic.