Monday, May 30, 2011

Kenapa ingin KAYA? Cara agar kita KAYA?

Kaya Raya

Saat ditanya apakah semua orang ingin kaya raya, maka jawabnya pasti satu suara: "yaa..." Tapi begitu dimintai alasannya, deretan motivasi pun menyeruak keluar.

Ada yang ingin berduit banyak supaya bisa belanja sepuasnya. Lainnya ngiler untuk bisa keliling dunia. Tak jarang pula kekayaan itu jugalah yang jadi alasan agar tak perlu capek bekerja lagi.

Lalu, apa alasan Anda? Pernahkah Anda memikirkannya?

Beberapa orang tampaknya bisa kaya dengan mudah. Hanya bicara sedikit, uang pun mengalir dengan mudah. Sebut saja seperti pembicara seminar atau ped Andag yang ahli dalam promosi. Namun, tak sedikit pula yang meski sudah bersusah payah, tapi tetap saja melarat.

Apa ya 'nasib' perbedaan mereka itu?

Percaya atau tidak, apa yang menjadi motivasi sebetulnya turut menentukan bisa kaya/ tidak diri kita ini.

Bagi orang yang ingin kaya untuk alasan bersenang-senang saja misalnya, meski sudah kaya (katakanlah ia baru menang lotre), ia tetap akan jatuh miskin. Kenapa? Karena saat punya uang lebih sedikit saja, sudah dipakai untuk hura-hura, lalu bagaimana kekayaan itu bisa bertahan?

Sebaliknya, seseorang yang ingin kaya dengan motivasi tulus dan jauh dari egois, misalnya agar bisa membantu orang lain, maka bukan hanya harta yang bakal ia dapat, melainkan juga kepercayaan.

Orang demikian biasanya sudah belajar memberi bahkan di saat ia belum punya apa-apa, dan sikap murah hati tersebut membuat orang lain percaya bahwa ia memang bisa mengolah harta dengan bijak. Tidak egois atau korupsi. Dengan begitu, kepercayaan, bantuan, proyek, hingga uluran dana, mengalir dengan mudahnya.

Jadi benar bukan bahwa kaya itu bukan soal uangnya, tapi tentang motivasinya. So, apa motivasi Anda?

Helm anti maling - Helm lipat

Helm Lipat Pertama di Dunia, Terinspirasi Maling Helm di Indonesia
Syubhan Akib - detikOto

Helm anti maling

Sydney - Sebuah helm unik yang bisa dilipat diciptakan oleh seorang warga Australia. Helm ini disebut sebagai helm lipat pertama di dunia. Dari mana ide membuat helm lipat ini datang? Setelah helmnya dicuri di Indonesia. Mungkin ini solusi bagi orang-orang yang sering kehilangan helm nya.

Sang pencipta, Jessica Dunn merupakan lulusan sekolah desain di Australia dan memberi nama helm inovatif rancangannya dengan nama Proteus.

Proses penciptaan helm ini seperti detikOto kutip dari autoevolution, Senin (30/5/2011) didapat Jessica ketika dirinya berada di Indonesia. Saat itu, Jessica dihadapkan pada kenyataan bahwa dia harus kehilangan helmnya. Dari situlah ide membuat helm datang. Agar helm tidak hilang.

"Saya mengendarai motor setiap hari ketika saya berkunjung ke Indonesia untuk pertukaran pelajar. Tapi saya harus membeli helm dari pinggir jalan karena helm milik saya dicuri. Akhirnya saya harus membawa helm itu setiap hari selama 5 bulan berikutnya dan saya ingin helm itu bisa ditaruh di tas punggung," ujarnya.

Hasilnya, Jessica pun menciptakan Proteus yang dikatakan akan memudahkan para pengendara atau penumpang untuk membawa helm yang dapat dilipat dan muat masuk ke dalam sebuah ransel.

Bentuk helm ini pada dasarnya sama dengan helm open face yang sudah banyak beredar. Hanya saja, Jessica merancangnya untuk bisa dilipat sedemikian rupa bila tidak sedang dipakai.

Helm Lipat


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow
It is too depressing and journalistically depraved a bunch on both sides of the great American political divide with which to spend your professional life.
But seldom do arrogance, ignorance, cultural irony and act-like-you-know phony bluster come together as they did in a segment on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show Thursday.
Part of that was Senator Joseph McCarthy red-baiting the heck out of the entertainment industry, dragging in actors and writers and anyone he thought might have a whiff of communism on them ... Well, in 1947, Ronald Reagan testified before that committee -- as a friendly witness."
Reagan testified before HUAC in Hollywood. McCarthy, a senator, had nothing to do with that House committee. John Parnell Thomas and John Rankin were among the more notorious names on that committee. They were members of the House -- not the Senate. Let's see if MSNBC and Ms. Maddow correct the mistakes tonight.
You can read more analysis from Mark Finkelstein at NewsBusters about this matter here -- including a paragraph citing Ann Coulter also pointing out what a sorry, mixed-up, muddleheaded view of history Maddow was peddling in this video.
I have compared Glenn Beck's view of American history to that of an elementary student enamoured of the hagiography of biographers like Parson Weems. Maddow is worse in this case.
The Rachel Maddow Show enjoys the highest degree of engagement, meaning minutes spent per month, among all the NBC News and MSNBC news programs, according to president Charles Tillinghast, in this interview with Beet.TV
Part of its success has been from an online/offline strategy, involving high degree of interactivity around Apps and social media, Tillinghast explains in this video.
An spokeswoman tells Beet.TV: "Online viewers watch over 45 minutes a month of The Rachel Maddow Show video, making it one of the top viewed video sources in the digital NBC News network."  Her source is the comScore March Video Metrix.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Nasa TV

NASA is on schedule to launch space shuttle Endeavour on its final mission Monday morning, at 8:56 am ET launch (5:56 am PT). Endeavour’s primary cargo, the $2 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer that will be dispatch on the Space station.
The six astronauts with shuttle commander Mark Kelly of STS-134 are on their way to launch pad 39A to enter the orbiter of space shuttle Endeavour. U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be at Kennedy Space Center to watch her husband.
The first launch attempt last April 29 was scrubbed because of a technical issue. So far the weather looks good and all signs point to a good chance of launch at 8:56 a.m. Monday.
According to Orlando Sentinel blog, Monday’s STS-134 Space Shuttle Endeavour rescheduled launch is expected to draw 500,000 visitors to the Space Coast.
NASA Television will provide live coverage of the STS-134 Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch, a one of a lifetime experience.

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Survivor Winner

Survivor Winner - Rob Mariano
Apparently, the fourth time's a charm for Rob Mariano!

In what was practically a forgone conclusion, the longtime Survivor player, known as "Boston Rob," won Survivor: Redemption Island on Sunday night – his fourth time competing on the CBS reality series.

And it wasn't even close. Mariano, 35, earned eight of the nine votes cast in the finale against Phillip Sheppard, 52, and Natalie Tenerelli, 19.

Mariano, who takes home $1 million with the wino, told the Associated Press that he felt confident going into the finale.

"You don't know for sure until the votes are read, but I had a pretty good feeling," he said. "I played my heart out. I love this game, but you've got to get lucky along the way, too. I know what it takes. It's really, really difficult. I'm really, really happy things happened the way they did this time."

Mariano previously competed on the Marquesas, All-Stars and Heroes vs. Villains seasons, and has also been on The Amazing Race twice with his wife Amber.

Redemption Island, which took place in Nicaragua, was the 22nd season of Survivor. The next season, Survivor: South Pacific, premieres this fall.

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'The Walking Dead' Season Two

The Walking Dead Season2
AMC’s hit series, The Walking Dead, will begin filming Season 2 in Atlanta in a few weeks and they are once again looking for people to play ZOMBIES!
Extras Casting Atlanta recently posted the following:
We are starting casting for some featured zombie types — looking for men and women 18 – 60 — VERY slim builds ONLY some acting or movement experience is great – we will be posting for other roles soon but for now only very slim types and slim facial features for very specific roles, must be available to work on southside of Atlanta
There's still no official premiere date for Season Two of "The Walking Dead," but we're not alone in eagerly anticipating the return of Rick Grimes and his gang of zombie-fearing survivors. MTV News recently snagged some time with "The Walking Dead" actor Norman Reedus to discuss his role in Lady Gaga's new video, "Judas." Sure, we asked him about all the music stuff, but what about the zombie-killin' stuff?
"We actually got pushed a little bit forward," said Reedus of the show's shooting schedule. Reedus, who plays crossbow-wielding Daryl Dixon in the series, said he's been a bit more in the loop with the show this season — and he likes what he's heard.
According to Reedus, much of this season's shooting will take place "just south of Atlanta" instead of the city proper.
"The first season we did the city ... but this time we're in the country. I think it gets a little more hardcore this season."
"I think I have a little bit of hero stuff coming, which I'm excited about," he hinted. According to speculation, Daryl's brother Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) could return next season as one of the well-known characters from the comic, The Governor.

Natalee Holloway

Natalee Holloway
LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Natalee Holloway Joran van der Sloot case got yet another twist this week with news of a new treaty that could send van der Sloot back to Holland. While the Natalee Holloway disappearance has yet to be solved, a new extradition treaty signed this week between the Netherlands and Peru could send Van Der Sloot back to Holland if he is found guilty of the murder of Stephany Flores Ramirez.

In advance of her new Lifetime TV series, Beth Holloway told news that the Stephany Flores Ramirez murder changed her mind about her daughter’s case. Beth Holloway now believes her daughter is dead.
Maximo Altez, Van der Sloot’s Peruvian lawyer, tells news that Van der Sloot known about the new treaty. Van der Sloot remains in jail at the Miguel Castro prison awaiting trial.
Flores is the daughter of race car driver Ricardo Flores.
In March, news reports indicated that Joran van der Sloot will plead guilty by reason of temporary insanity in the Stephany Flores Ramirez murder case. (CBS News)

Nearly six years ago, Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba.

Van der Sloot has been charged with Flores' murder and is a "person of interest" in Natalee Holloway's disappearance. Van der Sloot has been in a prison in Lima, Peru, since June 2010, pending trial. Holloway told Wragge, "It was after ... the shocking news. Prior to airing her new show, Lifetime also aired a documentary that showed video of Holloway visiting van der Sloot in prison last year in Peru.

"I never could have imagined that I was going to be face-to-face with Joran in prison," Holloway said. Wragge asked if she was able to learn anything from talking to van der Sloot.

Though Holloway is still looking for more information about her daughter's disappearance, she's now examining other disturbing and unsolved missing persons cases on her new Lifetime show called "Vanished with Beth Holloway."

Holloway said her years of telling high school and college students about personal safety and travel safety have been therapeutic for her.

The show, however, has thrust her message to a larger audience.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Paul Simon

Paul Simon
Paul Simon -- whose sound stretches to Africa, the swamps of Louisiana and beyond -- is a musical citizen of the world.
So when Simon stood center stage at the Upper West Side's Beacon Theatre on Tuesday night, shielded by an acoustic guitar, you believed him when he nervously smiled and said, "It's a little unnerving and exhilarating to be playing in my exact neighborhood."
Yeah, Simon was home, and he celebrated with a two-hour set that touched on every phase of his career, from the very early folk-rock classics to the music from his sterling, just-released solo record, "So Beautiful or So What."
Eugene Gologursky
Paul Simon, 69, draws from albums new and old to impress fans in his old 'hood.
Despite Simon's age -- he turns 70 in October -- his voice still has the force of youth, and he hits the high notes effortlessly (although his old partner Art Garfunkel hit even higher notes with the same ease). In short, Simon was outstanding at this enthusiastic performance.
As good as his vocals were and as tightly as his eight-man backing band played, Simon made the show even better with a set list that seemed as if it were put together by an old FM radio deejay linking song themes.
After the old Jimmy Cliff anti-war tune "Vietnam," with Simon singing, " 'Don't be alarmed,' she told me the telegram said, 'but Mistress Brown your son is dead,' " he connected the dots to his own "Mother and Child Reunion" in the very next tune.
Simon sang half the new record, and those songs, especially "Rewrite," were well-received. Yet judging by the cheers and applause, the music from "Graceland" topped this gig and easily provided the night's hottest, liveliest moments.
Simon finished the show with "Still Crazy After All These Years" -- but if anything, this guy is still incredible after all these years.
The people who made music in the Sixties are ...well, Paul Simon turns 70 this year.
For me, the answer to the question is Simon's new release "So Beautiful or So What." This is music that stands up well against Simon's best work, and that's saying something. Actually, I regard Simon as perhaps the one modern pop artist who has never had a lull.  His two least-embraced albums, "One-Trick Pony " and "Hearts and Bones," are full of great material. "Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War" is one of the most beautiful and imaginative songs Simon ever wrote. I've only been through three times, so I'm not going to discuss it song by song. (Also, one is a little intimidated by the perspicacity and eloquence of the linernotes writer, one Elvis Costello.) What is our love in the spiraling chasm of the universe?

Natasha Bedingfield

Natasha Bedingfield

Natasha Bedingfield is back on Studio10! Last time she sat down to talk with Cherish and Joe and also performed her single "Strip Me." This time she's talking about a talent search for the next big singing sensation.
Generations of women around the globe are connected by common interests and causes. In celebration of their 125th Anniversary, they are inviting women all around the world to raise their voices in song by joining their first-ever global singing talent search. The next amazing voice could be from your city or town. Alongside celebrity judges, including Natasha Bedingfield, Fergie and Shelia E., the public is invited to pull up a virtual seat at the judges table and help make two dreams come true. Created from an ongoing mission of improving the lives of women inside and out, Avon Voices aims to inspire and empower millions by sharing the personal stories and talent of mothers, daughters and sisters around the world. Every vote counts, so make your voice heard.

Here's information provided to Studio10 about Natasha Bedingfield:
Natasha Bedingfield has a gift for creating heartfelt, dynamic pop anthems. From her very first album, 2004's Unwritten, she has crafted thoughtful, irresistible music and captured the hearts of fans all over the world.

Unwritten debuted at number one on the UK album chart, and sold over two million copies worldwide. Natasha co-wrote and co-produced her sophomore album, Pocketful of Sunshine, which debuted at the number three spot on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart.  The highest chart debut of Natasha's career.
The release of her latest album, Strip Me, communicates especially meaningful messages for today's troubling times. Although the title of the album is provocative, the songs underscore Natasha's beliefs about basic human desires that connect people in all corners of the globe.
Natasha is an ambassador for the international children's charity, Global Angels.

Since 2004, singer songwriter Natasha Bedingfield has filled American airwaves with catchy hits like,"Pocket Full of Sunshine" and "Unwritten," a song that earned the South London native her first Grammy nomination.
In June, she begins a 29-city tour of the United States in support of her third album entitled, "Strip Me". The British beauty joined "The Early Show" at the Tower of London to perform her new single, "Weightless," and her huge hit, "Unwritten."
Bedingfield actually performed for Prince William and Kate Middleton back in 2007 at the Concert for Diana, which marked the 10th anniversary of her death.
"Amazing. He's so sweet and charming," Bedingfield gushed. "He definitely has... you could definitely understand why people are so captivated by him and Kate. They've got some kind of magic."
"Early Show" co-anchor Erica Hill asked.
Bedingfield thinks London is handling all the royal wedding hoopla and the invasion of over 1 million people very well indeed.
It's a great city. Bedingfield brings us back to her hit song, "Unwritten":