Rabu, 21 Februari 2018

The Food Of Hell From Indonesia

Famous as one of the best tropical countries, Indonesia provides tons of uniqueness and excitement. Its nature, culture, and art always bring millions of tourist each year. However, this time we are going to talk about one thing, Indonesia’s cuisine, in particular Sambal.Sambal is a hot sauce or paste typically made from a mixture of a variety of chili peppers.
Sambal or sambel is infamous among tourist as the food of hell for its undeniable ability to make the consumer produces tears and sweat when eating. Produced using chili as its main ingredient, sambal is indeed taste extremely spicy.
Sambal is made by grinding ‘cabai’ or chili, along with several complements such as onion, cherry,  tomato, ‘terasi’, sugar, and salt. This sauce can be raw or cooked.The ingredients are grinded using traditional tool made usually from wood or plastic. The texture is smooth with a vibrant color of green and red, depending on which chili you use.Sambal can be added to soups, noodles, stews, rice, and even eggs. If you see the word “sambal” in the name of a dish, it is an indication that sambal was used as a main ingredient. There are about 300 different varieties of Indonesian Sambal with intensity ranging from mild to very hot. Here are some of the popular variations,there are sambal terasi,sambal bawang,sambal kecap,sambal hijau,sambal pecel,sambal dabu-dabu,etc.

Infamous among tourists for its spiciness, many tourists avoid it. However, some of them are challenged and try to eat it. Those who dare to try usually will get stomach ache or turn very red and sweaty in the face. Though super spicy, locals eat it in almost daily basis as their main meal.
The incorrect information : 
  • Sambal is made by grinding ‘cabai’ or chili, along with several complements such as onion, cherry,  tomato, ‘terasi’, sugar, and salt.There is sambal with cherry but not in Indonesia.
  • The ingredients are grinded using traditional tool made usually from wood or plastic. It shoul be "from wood or stone". 
  • Infamous among tourists for its spiciness, many tourists avoid it.
  • Though super spicy, locals eat it in almost daily basis as their main meal.

Rabu, 24 Januari 2018

Rafflesia Arnoldii

Rafflesia arnoldii 

Rafflesia arnoldii

Rafflesia Arnoldii is one of the three national flowers in Indonesia, the other two being the white jasmine and moon orchid. It was officially recognized as a national "rare flower".
Rafflesia Arnoldii or in Indonesia it’s been called as Padma Raksasa, is a flowes member of the genus Rafflesia. Its a parasitic plant that grows on plant tissues (liana). Rafflesia Arnoldii is one of plant that produces no leaves, stems or roots and does not have chlorophyll. The plant has a reddish brown colors of the petals, which are sprinkled with white freckles. and the largest flower bud ever recorded was found at Mount Sago, Sumatra in May 1956.  It was 43cm (17 in) in diameter

The naming of this giant flower is connected with the history of the first discovery in 1818 in the tropical forest of Bengkulu (Sumatra), somewhere near the river Manna, Lubuk Tapi, South Bengkulu. By this phenomenon, Bengkulu then became famous as The Land of Rafflesia.
This plant is an endemic plant in Sumatra, particularly in the southern part like Bengkulu, Jambi and South Sumatra. Kerinci Seblat National Park is an area of major conservation of this species. This species, together with the other members of the genus Rafflesia, threatened its status due to massive deforestation.



·         Reproduction – The Rafflesias life cycle begins when the parasitic growths on the plants vine root form small buds that resemble cabbage
.• Bud Growth – Rafflesia lacks leaves, stems and chlorophyll, and is incapable of photosynthesis. Instead, the buds grow by living off of the plants vine, draining nutrients and water from it.
• Flowers – In about nine months, the bud bursts, revealing an enormous, five-petaled flower. The reddish-brown flowers give off a pungent odor similar to rotting flesh, which attracts insects for pollination. Rafflesia plants are unisexual and most often produce either male or female flowers at a single site. To succeed at pollinating the plant, insects must visit bothmale and female flowers, which are usually not in close proximity to one another.
• Fruit – The fruit has smooth flesh that contains numerous tiny seeds. Once fruit and flower have both reached maturity, which takes five to seven days, this marks the end of the plants life cycle
.• Seeds – The smell of the fruits dead flesh attracts indigenous animals. The animals distribute the seeds, continuing the plants life cycle.

The people of Rejang tribe who inhabit hills from Central Bengkulu, Kepahiang, Rejang Lebong, and Lebong, nicknamed the Bengkulu iconic flowers as Bokor Satan’s flowers. Others call it the Ibeun Sekedei or the Ghost Grail.
This is because Rafflesia Arnoldii is believes to be Bokor betel of the forest, either in the form of mystical creatures and wild animals, such as tigers. Therefore, the people of the Rejang tribe had always been avoiding Raflesia flowers if they’re in the middle of the forest.
As the remaining primary forests of Borneo and Sumatra disappear, it can be assumed that the number of Rafflesia Arnoldii are diminishing. In fact, many are known to be nearing extinction and just completely nothing left.
Just like many rare plant in the world, Rafflesia Arnoldii is at risk of disintegration as the result of atmosphere damage as well as careless travelers walk around the sensitive vines and plants. There are many steps and plans taken to be able help Rafflesia Arnoldii recovering and far from extinction but so far, it’s happen to result nothing much.
The other facts of Rafflesia
  • The fruits of Rafflesia Arnoldii flowers are round and have a diameter of about 12 cm to 15 cm. This fruit contains many seeds favored by squirrels and rats.
  • Rafflesia Arnoldii has no root and no stem.
  • Rafflesia Arnoldii and Bunga Bangkai is two different flower. Many thought that both of it is the same when actually they’re very much different.
  • When Rafflesia Arnoldii bloom, the size of it can reach 1 meter while weighing 11 kilograms.
  • Rafflesia Arnoldii has five flower crowns.
  • Rafflesia Arnoldii can only be found in Indonesia. In the island of Sumatra, to be exact.
  • This flower is only last one week after it bloom before wither and die.
  • Before growing and fully blooms, this flower will be hidden inside the host’s body for months.
  • The flower of Rafflesia Arnoldii doesn’t has leaves, so it can not do photosynthesis like many plants in general.
  • The naming of the Rafflesia Arnoldii flower is based on the combined name of Thomas Stamford Raffles as the expedition leader and Dr. Joseph Arnold as the discoverer of the flower.
  • The Rafflesia flower habitat is a primary and secondary tropical forest, such as, Sumatra, Malaysia, Java, southern Thailand, Borneo, and southern Philippines.
  • Rafflesia Arnoldii is not an insectivorous plant like many people thought. It wasn’t the same with Kantong Semar plant.

1. They are include the three national "rare flowers" ,except ... 
a. Moon orchid
b. Rose gold
c.Rafflesia arnoldii 
d. White jasmine 

2. How Rafflesia arnoldii smells? 
a. similar to rose flowers
b. similar to jasmine flowers
c. similar to rotting flesh
d. have no smell

3. Who is the expedition leader of Rafflesia arnoldii?
a.Thomas Stamford Raffles 
b.Dr. Joseph Arnold
c. Thomas Alfa Edison 
d. Dr.Prof.Joseph Richard

4. Where's the largest flower bud ever recorded?
a.Mount Sago 
b.Mount Krakatau 
c.Mount Everest 
d.Mount Jayawijaya

5. There are the other name of Rafflesia arnoldii,except.. 
a. Corpse flower
b.Padma Raksasa
c.Bokor Satan's flowers
d. Bunga Bangkai 

Rabu, 08 November 2017

Eiffel tower - ADVERTISEMENT

The Eiffel Towel in Paris,France is one of the most famous buildings in the world. Every day, there are hundreds of tourists visiting to enjoy all the beauty in every side of it. The tower was built by an engineer named Gustave Eiffel and became an important monument to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the French revolution. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel whose company designed and built the tower.
The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and second levels. The top level's upper platform is 276 m (906 ft) above the ground – the highest observation desk accessible to the public in the European Union. Tickets can be purchased to ascend by stairs or lift (elevator) to the first and second levels. The climb from ground level to the first level is over 300 steps, as is the climb from the first level to the second. Although there is a staircase to the top level, it is usually accessible only by lift.
To enjoy the Eiffel Tower, visitors can climb using the stairs or the elevator. In addition to getting awesome scenery, they can also enjoy the delicious dishes of Paris through romantic restaurants in the tower.
You need to know a unique fact, that the tower is considered as an eyesore for the people of France when it freshly made. When Eiffel was built in 1889, the tower was intended as a temporary building and will be demolished 20 years later. However, when it was useful as radio transmitters, it eventually still be allowed to stand.
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Gathapraya is a culture festival in my school,Senior High school 3 Bandung. Which is hold in 30th September 2017. This event is similar as music festival but blended with culture theme. The guest stars are from local artitsts until the national famous artist. And then there one indie Band,called Elephant kind and two famous band,hivi and nidji.

The event started around 9 am and there was a parade held in saparua.I dont know what exactly they did because i am a committee and i was stand by in the main evenue area,lapangan bali. 

the main performance is hivi and nidji. They performed at night. I love the atmosphere and so enjoyed the show. I love when my friends and i sang the hivi songs. Because hivi is my favorite band so far. Because their song is represent my teenager story hehe. 

Kamis, 24 Agustus 2017

Holiday's Planning

Before the school break on December 2017. On Friday, 25 August 2017 My chairmate,Nisya and I are talking about our holiday plans.

Syifa : "Wohoo!I can't wait for our semester holiday,Nis!"
Nisya  "Hahaha you look so overexcited!"
Syifa : "Ofcourse i do!"
Nisya: "Yeaaah same with me!"
Syifa: "This entire semester was so hectic and insane to me!By the way have you made a plan for your holiday?"
Nisya: "Yes,I have. My plan is going to Aussie"
Syifa: "What an interesting plan!It must be great!"
Nisya: "I hope so.. How about yours?"
Syifa: "I'm going to spend my holiday in Yogyakarta,my hometown"
Nisya: "For how long?"
Syifa: "I don't know,maybe it's around a week"
Nisya: "I heard that you often go there"
Syifa: "Yeaah it's true.Almost once in two months i go there"
Nisya: "Oh really?Why?"
Syifa:  "My family and I visit my grandparents routinely"
Nisya: "What a love family!"
Syifa: "They're old enough and they were so happy if we came"
Nisya: "What kind of activity that you like to do there?"
Syifa: "We love to go shopping,eating,and going to my grandparent's favourite place,guess
            where it is!"
Nisya: "Is it something old-ish?"
Syifa: "No!It's cinema.He loves to watching movies.Without us,they both loves to watching current
            movie in that time"
Nisya: "How cute!"
Syifa: " Uh-uh,by the way don't forget to bring me souvenir from Aussie"
Nisya: "What kind of souvenir do you want?"
Syifa: " I want koala or kangaroo!"
Nisya: "Better you go to zoo if you want souvenir like that HAHA!"

Kamis, 17 Agustus 2017

Angel Without Wings (My silly experience)

I have a bad,silly,stupid experience. I laugh to myself if i remember this experience.I have been 3 years live in Bandung but i got lost.

It happened when i was in 8th grade in Ramadhan month.When i did my tasks with my friends in my friend's house.Her house is in Antapani.We did done our task at 4.30 pm. I had an appointment to iftar with my old friends. The restaurant is in St.Banda. I really didn't know streets in Bandung. Everyday i want to go to school,go to my lesson class i always with my driver. But for that day,he can't,he has a family meeting.

So i should go there by myself. My friend suggested me to take the public car. But i never take the public car alone. I didn't understand which public car that i should take and when i must to say stop to the driver. I really didn't know how to take the public car. But i didn't have alternative ways. My friend assured me to be courage. She told me which the public car that i should take. She said 'take the antapani-ciroyom route'. So i decided to take the public car that my friend said.

I got in to the public car at around 5pm.I wished i can arrived punctually.During in public car i worried a lot. Because i didn't know all the way i've been through. I didn't know where i was.
I saw my watch,it showed 5.45 pm.In that time,people who in the public car were three passengers.  Two of them were two men with beard and an old woman who was sleeping. 

At around 6 pm i heard adhan,i was so starving and thirsty. I didn't know what should i do. I braced myself,i woke the old woman who was sleeping beside me.
 I asked her "Sorry mam.Where are we right now?I want to go to St.Banda".
She replied "Oh poor girl.We're in Soekarno Hatta,you can go down and take another public car".
She didn't know too which public car that i should take. The driver didn't say anything.He stopped me and said that i should ask to any stranger.What a rude! 

I was hopeless.I was crying. I was looking for a stanger with a nice looking. I met a man,i thought he was good. But he didn't. He teased me. I walked away from him. But he followed me. I pray "God,save me please i'm so scared.I promised,i won't be a spoiled girl anymore".
And suddenly a woman came to me.She said to the man to do not following me and she took me to the restaurant.I was so blessed to met her. I thanked her a lot. I was so lucky to met her.She is my life saver,and i called her my angel. Because i met her after i prayed to God and come on that was Ramadhan al-kareem month! wonderful thing can happened.She is my angel in human without wings!

Kamis, 10 Agustus 2017