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Sunday, March 28, 2010

What Are Jc's Latest News?

Dear all readers,,
sorry for not updating my blog for almost one month..
The thing is I'm concentrating to the busiest semester ever..
Okay I'm being to much... XP
Actually, I still enjoy this fourth semester even though I already got heavy flu because of my low body immunity.. -,-"

So far, I have survived with:
- stay up until at least 1 AM and go to campus mostly at 6.15 AM from Monday to Saturday
- two DNA Technology lab's report ("Plasmid Isolation and Verification" & "Transformation of pGLO and pGFPuv in E. coli")
- two Food Technology lab's report ("Microbial Lava Lamp" & "Mayonnaise")
PS. This is the first time I make mayonnaise by my own hands.. Wow! So grateful for this opportunity.. :)
- Food Technology's assignment about product development of Lobi-lobi fruit (Flacourtia inermis)
- one Functional Food's assignment
- all committees' and clubs' (in my faculty) final report and Surat Keputusan

And above all, my Family Altar is still running every night,
I'm doing good in all my Sunday School's activity (the coaching, the class, etc),
and my campus fellowship is going well every Friday.. 
I even still have time for Sunday School Easter and Good Friday service's poster design..
For me, it's nothing but a MIRACLE..
Yup! I'm nothing without Daddy JC..

I also already decided not to continue my Student Council's membership..
Nevertheless, I'm very grateful for this valuable opportunity..
I was still the first year's student and I got accepted in secretary position..
One more chance to learn more..
One more chance to get to know new person..
One more chance to expand my connection..
One more chance to be a better organizer..
I could be a crazy person if I wasn't grateful~~
I even can describe my closest partner as this:
A patient-learn-to-be-stricter chairman (well done! :)), critical vice chairman, wise treasurer, and organized secretary..
I do learn few things from each of them..

For now, I prefer to be the member of regular committees while concentrating to this semester's classes, which means raising my GPA.. (Amen!)
Next plan is to fulfill my 4th point of this year's resolution.. (check this post)
Wish me all the best ;)
To be honest, I outrageously want to fulfill this one..
At least I could feel better by getting salary from my own sweat (precisely, stop being so dependent on my parent)..

Very very latest news from me:
- I'm now officially a member of LDK BPM dan Senat FTb 2010-2011's (a coaching for the next members of my faculty Student Council) committee..
- I did Outbond 2010 (my faculty's every year event for the new comers) committee's interview two days ago..
(Dad, You know what I want, but I'm sure You'll give what I need.. Whatever the result, I just know it's the best for me.. :))
- I just finished the third report of Food Technology lab's report and I'm still in process of checking Everest and  Elbow talkshow's final report..
- Today is my turn to play keyboard for the Sunday School service.. Hope it will be a blessing for all... Amen!!
- I also just received my first award from Hana Talita at Sarsaparilla (thx Hana!^^)

The Meaning :
Sweet Blog Award is an award for blog or web which you think so friendly and make you enjoy to visit it often.

Homework for Dearest Friends :
Make a post about this award, the picture, the one who gave you, including his or her link. Send this award to 10 of your friends. Don't forget to visit them and tell them about this award.

And the award goes to:
2. Adriana at ADRIANA's WORLD
3. Fiona at dolphinism

Sorry for not following the rule of ten people..
Anyway, congrats for the chosen one!!
Keep on blogging, guys!^^

~ Be blessed and be a blessing ~

Friday, March 5, 2010

Chile's Big Impact

Surely, we must get updated by this important news~~

How Chile's Earthquake Shortened Earth's Day
by Jeffrey Kluger

If you want to make sure you get enough sleep on Tuesday night, you might have to get to bed earlier. You don't have to adjust your schedule by much: about 1.26 millionths of a second ought to do it. According to a NASA scientist's computer modeling, that's how much an Earth day should have been shortened by the subterranean upheaval that triggered the Feb. 27 earthquake in Chile. Some basic physics explains why.

Every point on the planet takes the same 24 hours or so to complete a single rotation around Earth's north-south axis, but some points have to move faster than others to spin the full 360° by the one-day deadline. That's because some parts of the planet are much bigger than others, at least in circumference. The Earth's equator is 24,901 miles around. The perimeter of the Arctic Circle, by contrast, is just 9,945 miles, and if you stand five feet from the North Pole, the circumference you inscribe as the Earth rotates is a scant 31.4 feet. Yet in all of those places, it still takes 24 hours to complete a single rotation. (The fact that points along the equator move faster than others is the reason NASA and the European Space Agency put their launch pads in Florida and French Guiana, respectively; fire off your rockets in the direction the Earth spins, and you get a free 1,000 miles per hour).
Earthquakes alter planetary speed in two ways. Shifting plates rearrange the distribution of the Earth's mass, causing it to bulge imperceptibly in spots it didn't bulge before and contract in others. That rearrangement should further shift the Earth's inclination, or figure axis (the axis around which the Earth's mass is balanced, which is slightly different from the north-south axis around which the Earth rotates) — in the case of the Chile earthquake, by about three inches. The law of conservation of angular momentum, however, requires that even under these exigent circumstances, the Earth's angular momentum stays constant, which means the planet must step on the gas (or the brake) to accommodate shifting mass. The same thing happened in 2004 with the 9.1 Sumatran earthquake that triggered the tsunami. That earthquake should have shifted the Earth's figure axis by 2.76 inches and shortened its day by 6.8 millionths of a second, according to computer models.

If the physics seems a bit arcane, consider that you probably spent much of the past two weeks seeing the angular-momentum principle in action — at least if you watched the Olympics. Earthquakes change the Earth's rotation the same way a twirling figure skater changes hers — by extending or tucking her arms in, for instance, to slow down or speed up accordingly. The only difference is that the skater does so decidedly more elegantly.

Article and pictures taken from TIME: Health and Science and TIME: News Photos

Monday, March 1, 2010

Waiting Again~~

First of all, I'm annoyed with my blog setting which just can show 5 post on the main page..
Grrr.... :((
What's wrong with it?? >_<

Right now, I'm waiting my mom picking me up at Plaza Semanggi.. (I'm using Multiplus' internet.. ;D)
Today is my first day in 4th semester..
And my first class is.... ~Food Technology~
The class started with Mr. Winarno's presentation about Sekapur Sirih (it really is his "must" lecture.. :P) and Creativity..
Then it continues with the laboratory..
We were explained about all stuffs/projects that we will do during this semester..
The most important thing is I'm happy with my Food Technology laboratory's group...
They are Ika, Devi, Adhi, and Mbarta... (Like this! :))
The other lab's group are also already shown and I'm thankful for them all..
I got Denis, Devina, Uwi, and Vilam in DNA Technology laboratory...
And I got  Uwi (again), Ivan (again), Toni  (new one!), and forget (sorry! >.<) in Environmental Microbiology laboratory..
I hope we can work together as a team.. :D

Next class was still FoodTech..
It was another presentation from Nutrifood's owner, Mr. Mardi Wu, about Cretivity.. (Part 2 :P)
It was fun..
I enjoyed the lecture and I'm pretty sure all my friends did too.. :))

Yesterday, I already got Environmental Microbiology assignment...
It was cutting the newspaper into many 1x1 cm tiny square pieces...
But unfortunately, I have to do this again tonight.. -,-"
It is because the newspaper pieces we (me and all my classmates) collected today are not enough.. (fyuh~)
My right hand's thumb is already got stiff because of the scissor I use...
Now, I'm tired and I just want to go to bed...
Mom,, please take me home ASAP~~ >o<