Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Smarter ladies have worse sex

BRAINY babes find it harder to have an orgasm – because they are too busy thinking, a study claims.

The German survey found that the more educated a woman was, the less likely it was that she would be satisfied by sex.

In the study 62 per cent of women who had completed their education said they often had problems achieving orgasm.

Only 38 per cent of women with a lower educational qualification said they had such problems.

The study conducted by a German lifestyle website surveyed over 2,000 women between the ages of 18 and 49.

Do you agree with the study's findings? Tell me what you think.

Article stolen from The Sun

Monday, April 28, 2008

Race on

Sam's Mom gave us the toys, well actually the purple rhino is Sam's birthday present and she gave me one too.

I got the bee and apparently it's the fast one!

My bee won a race against Sam's purple rhino yaaayyy....

Friday, April 25, 2008


Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out.

I'm tired, I'm mentally exhausted.

It's only advertising, no body dies.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The measurement of absolute smart

I always heard that one says that particular person is smart, and heard from almost everybody that yes indeed that particular person is damn smart.

But when I met other group, this group who happen to be working with this person say the opposite thing about that particular person. That person is not smart, s/he just damn lucky, s/he is at the right time and the right place, and so on.

Make me wondering, so when one mention that this particular person is smart that doesn't mean that s/he is really smart.

When we were in school we have the proof of our smartness, the grade and the report book. When we're in college, the same thing. But when we are in the professionalism world, we might think that one position on the company ladder is the proof of how smart someone is. That might be true and might be not true.

I know few people with good position but somehow according to his/her team/subordinate or people who worked with him/her, s/he is clueless about what s/he should do in that position, s/he just relies on the sweet talks, and their luckiness. Once in one of my old company I had GM, but she never says a damn thing in the meeting, internal nor with client, and the client was questioning her role in the team.

One day the big boss asks her to do the presentation in front of one of client's BOD, and you know what happened? She called 15 minutes before the meeting and she said that her taxi hit motorbike so she can not come to the meeting. We always wondering how she can impressed the big boss to hire her, and how come she can survive throughout her career, only God knows.

That was my basic thinking why I say good/high position not necessary a proof of your smartness.

And then the million dollar question, so how can we measure one's smartness?

Sunday, April 20, 2008

How tall is your career?

Ok, you might want to correct my sentence above, but I wrote that way intentionally.

I'm reading this book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. It's really interesting book, however I found some of the topics the author talking about is not really something new, it's just the basic things that sometimes you forget. About the intuition, I do use it toward my works. When you are in this business for quite sometimes, you will have that intuition that sometimes you didn't realise you have it, by just looking at the creative works you will know that if the client won't buy it. It's just there.. the hunch, the common sense...

But, what I want to talk about here is about the Warren Harding error. The Warren Harding error is the dark side of rapid cognition. It is at the root of a good deal of prejudice and discrimination. He was the perfect man for president based on physical well-being and sincere kindliness of heart. But Warren Harding was not a particularly intelligent man. But the voters overwhelmed by the first impression that Harding would make a "great President". Harding served two years before dying unexpectedly of stroke. He was, most historians agree, one of the worst presidents in American history (quoted from the book).

Malcolm Gladwell wrote about unconsciously we have different attitude toward tall people. He polled about half of the companies on the fortune 500 list - the list of the largest corporation in the United States - asking each company questions about its CEO. Overwhelmingly, the heads of big companies are, as I'm sure comes no surprise to anyone, white men, which undoubtedly reflects some kind of implicit bias. But they are also almost all tall.

Based on my personal observation:
- CEO of Nutricia Indonesia is tall, really tall. I don't know tall is he, but he's above average of western heights.
- Finance Director of Nutricia Indonesia, another tall guy. About the same height as the CEO.
- Former Country Head of Ogilvy & Mather Advertising Indonesia, tall guy. A little bit shorter than the CEO of Nutricia.
- Current Country Head of Ogilvy & Mather Advertising Indonesia, tall woman. She's 175cm. Quite tall for an Indian woman.

Some of you might say that it's just a coincidence, maybe. But maybe not.

Maybe these tall persons are smarter than others, but maybe Malcolm Gladwell theory is right. Maybe.

Please look around you and start an observation about big shots around, are they tall persons or short or just simply normal height.

No harm to make a fun observation like that, no? And please do share the result of your observation.

Makes me wondering since my height is normal for Indonesian woman, how high my career can be... Hopefully, my career can be higher than my height.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Language Barrier

It's been quite sometimes since my last posting. Crazy days lately, but I'm sure everything will be fine soon, keep praying and optimistic.

2 days ago after 2 back to back meeting with total 6 hours, I got this email from my new Ozzy Boss.

He asked about something related to the creative output and after I explained with the situation and agreement with client, He reply back with saying "No Dramas, We need to brief creative soon"

My take out was:
He thinks that I'm buying time to brief creative and stalling the job.

I was soo mad at him, how come He treats me like that since I am the one who taking care of the jobs and manage everything to be done within given deadline, really tight one.

I reply back to him says "which drama are you referring to??" But he didn't reply anything until I go home.

I was cranky that night and I made my mind to confront him the next day.

Me: telling Sam that I hate him and bla bla bla cursing him and tell Sam the whole story.
Sam: calmly says "Baby, what does he mean with no drama is no worries"
Me: How the hell no drama mean no worries? What language is that?
Sam: It's Australian slang (or just simply slang)".
Me: Uhm... whhaaatttt.... so I was cranky the whole night for nothing? Ouch....

Ok, I should apologize to him when I meet him at the office, that is a must.

And when I got to the office he comes to my desk with smile in his face and he realize I misunderstood him, damn.. I was ashame of my self, cursing him

And after we settled the language barrier, we made a deal that he should use NORMAL English not Australian slang or any other slang. So we're cool now.

My learning is:
- No prejudice towards anything that I don't clearly understand.
- Ask first before jumping into conclusion.
- I should be able to control my emotion, never crack under pressure.

I guess, we always learn something new everyday.

Monday, April 14, 2008

My Absent


I haven't had a chance to update my blog :(

Will write soon once I can compromise my work load... De Ja Vu... This is what happened last year when we are going to launch this brand.

Please pray for me that this storm will be gone soon [-O<

Wednesday, April 09, 2008 Blocked

Dear All,

As per official letter issued by Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology of The Republic of Indonesia Number: 84/M.KOMINFO/04/2008, dated April 2, 2008, with the instruction to block access to certain Websites and Blogs containing Fitna movie, our ISP disabling access to until further notice.



Above is official email from my IT today, I really wish that our government has smarter way to overcome this problem instead of blocking useful website :((.

Here are list of blocked sites in Indonesia, as of April 2008:
1. YouTube
2. MySpace
3. Metacafe
4. Rapidshare
5. Multiply
6. Liveleak

There are some Indonesians who using internet for their source of income, some are using Multiply for online business.

Does Government think of that before they ban the site? No. They didn't think of the downside for little people.

They should ban the relative content, not the whole sites!

Oh.. I really wish the Indonesian Government can be smarter this time, but I guess I have too high expectation.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Quote of the Day

The consumer isn't a moron.

David Ogilvy
Confessions of an Advertising Man

Thursday, April 03, 2008


No, I'm not talking about the internet spam nor email, but I'm talking about the Spam the food.

Watched Discovery Travel & Living about Hawaiian tourism, and they have this special event called Spam Jam Waikiki.

What is Spam Jam Waikiki?

The Waikiki Spam® Jam is a street festival that celebrates the people of Hawaii's love for Spam®, a canned meat from Hormel Foods. In Hawaii, you will find Spam® at all grocery and convenience stores, many restaurants and in most homes in Hawaii.

This street festival is great for all ages, as the event includes Hawaii's top restaurants, two stages with free entertainment,and a variety of Hawaiian
crafter. This is also a special event that benefits the Hawaii Food Bank, the
largest non-profit in Hawaii that feeds the needy.

According to fist time visitor to Spam Jam Waikiki, the taste of Spam is salty goodness and meaty and I was thinking that maybe it has same taste to canned corned beef.

Beside Hawaii, there is also Spam Jam celebration in Austin, Minnesota.

SPAM Jam (formerly known as Cedar River days) is a yearly festival of the popular meat product Spam. It is held in Austin, Minnesota, where Hormel food company produces the meat.

The festival spans from July 1 to July 7 and includes fireworks, parades, games, a carnival, and of course, the mysterious meat itself. Each year, those who enter the city during the festivities are likely to see copious amounts of blue and yellow (the colors of the packaging), and myriad dancing men and women in large SPAM can costumes.

The 2005 event hosted such guests as Bill Nye the Science Guy, Kurtwood Smith, Jerry Turner the auditor and Jim Belushi. Highlighting the 2007 event is the second annual SPAM Fritters eating competition, with 2006 Champion David "Processed Meat Paws" Stauber returning to defend his title mark of 856 fritters (87.1 lbs).

What is it about Spam that people love so much?

SPAM luncheon meat is a canned precooked meat product made by the Hormel Foods Corporation. The labelled ingredients in the Classic variety of Spam are: chopped pork shoulder meat with ham meat added, salt, water, sugar, and sodium nitrite to help "keep its color". The product has become part of many jokes and urban legends about mystery meat, which has made it part of pop culture and folklore.

Varieties of Spam vary by region and include Spam Black Pepper, Spam Less Sodium, Spam Garlic, Spam and Cheese, Spam with Bacon (Hormel bacon), Spam Spread, Spam Fritters, Spam Lite (containing pork and chicken), Spam Golden Honey Grail, Spam Hot and Spicy (with Tabasco sauce), Spam Hickory Smoked, and Spam Oven Roasted Turkey - the latter is also available as halal food (see the halal sign on cans), meaning that it is permissible under Islamic law, and is especially popular in Muslim markets.

Spam is produced in (among other places) Austin, Minnesota, USA (also known as Spam Town USA). In 2002, the six billionth can of Spam was sold. Spam for the UK market is produced in Denmark by Tulip under license from Hormel.

Name origin

Introduced on July 5, 1937, the name "Spam" was chosen in the 1930s when the product, whose original name was far less memorable (Hormel Spiced Ham), began to lose market share. The name was chosen from multiple entries in a naming contest. A Hormel official once stated that the original meaning of the name Spam was "Shoulder of Pork And haM". According to writer Marguerite Patten in Spam – The Cookbook, the name was suggested by Kenneth Daigneau, an actor and the brother of a Hormel vice president, who was given a $100 prize for coming up with the name. At one time, the official explanation may have been that the name was a syllabic abbreviation of "SPiced hAM", but on their official website, Hormel states that "Spam is just that. Spam."

Many jocular backronyms have been devised, such as "Something Posing As Meat" and "Spare Parts Animal Meat." "Special Purpose Army Meat" has been suggested as another apocryphal backronym referring to the product's WWII roots. Another humorous substitute is Solidified Processed Additional Meats.

According to Hormel's trademark guidelines, Spam should be spelled with all capital letters and treated as an adjective, as in the phrase "SPAM luncheon meat". As with many other trademarks, such as Xerox or Kleenex, people often refer to similar meat products as "spam". Regardless, in practice, "spam" is generally spelled and used as a proper noun.

International usage

As of 2003, Spam is sold in 41 countries worldwide. The largest consumers of Spam are the United States, the United Kingdom and South Korea.

United States and territories

In the United States, the residents of the state of Hawaii and the territories of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) consume the most Spam per capita. On average, each person on Guam consumes 16 tins of Spam each year and the numbers at least equal this in the CNMI. Guam, Hawaii, and Saipan, the CNMI's principal island, have the only McDonald's restaurants that feature Spam on the menu; Burger King now offers Spam on their breakfast menu as well. One popular Spam dish in Hawaii is Spam musubi, in which cooked Spam is combined with rice and nori seaweed and classified as onigiri.

In Hawaii, Spam is so popular it is sometimes dubbed "The Hawaiian Steak." It is traditionally reheated (cooked), resulting in a different taste than Spam eaten by many Americans on the mainland, who may eat Spam cold. Burger King, in Hawaii, began serving Spam in 2007 on its menu to compete with the local McDonald's chains.

Spam was introduced into these areas, in addition to other islands in the Pacific such as Okinawa and the Philippine Islands, during the U.S. military occupation in World War II. Since fresh meat was difficult to get to the soldiers on the front, World War II saw the largest use of Spam. GIs started eating Spam for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. (Some soldiers referred to Spam as "ham that didn't pass its physical" and "meatloaf without basic training.") Surpluses of Spam from the soldiers' supplies made their way into native diets. Consequently, Spam is a unique part of the history and effects of U.S. influence in the Pacific


n the United Kingdom Spam was a popular addition to the menu of fish and chip shops, where slices are battered and deep-fried and are known as 'spam fritters', However this tradition has faded out in recent decades. It gained popularity in the 1940s during World War II, during the Lend-Lease Act.


Spam is popular on camping or fishing trips and is sold quite regularly in Australia. It is popular with breakfast, particularly eggs or barbecued and served with barbecue sauce. Due to the fairly large Asian and European community, spam is often prepared in an Asian or European way, e.g. with Eggs and Rice or deep fried in batter and served with chips or in a burger.



n Okinawa, Japan, Spam has become very popular for much the same reason as in Hawaii. Spam is even used in the traditional Okinawan dish chanpuru-, and there is also a Spam burger sold by local fast food chain Jef.


In China, Spam is also a rather popular food item, being served as a sort of Western cuisine. It is often used in sandwiches.

Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, Spam is commonly used to serve with instant noodles and fried eggs, and is a popular item in cha chaan teng.


In the Philippines, Spam is a popular meal, especially when eaten with eggs and fried rice and is often eaten as a breakfast.

South Korea

In South Korea, Spam (Hangul: 스팸; Revised Romanization: seupaem) is popular in households as an accompaniment to rice. A television ad claimed that it is the most tasty when consumed with white rice and gim (laver seaweed used for some type of handrolls). It is also an original ingredient for budae jjigae (lit. "army base stew"), a spicy stew with different types of preserved meat. In fact, Spam is so popular that according to "Why Does Popcorn Pop?" by Don Voorhees, Spam is used more often as gifts than chocolate.

Spam and similar meat preserves can also be bought in gift sets that may contain nothing but the meat preserve[16] or include other victuals such as food oil or tuna. When invited to somebody else's home, guests may present their hosts with a set like this, or with other food gifts such as fresh fruit, beverages or tteok.

The surfeit of Spam in both Koreas during the Korean War led to the establishment of the Spam sushi roll. With no more fish or other traditional sushi products, Spam was put in a rice roll together with pickle and cucumber and wrapped in seaweed. Even in Australia, Korean shops sell these as sushi rolls, in lieu of the traditional style of Japanese sushi rolls.

Uhm... Spam anyone?

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Internet Blocking & Regulation

Came across to this article in Indonesia Matters, read below for the full article:

The Indonesian Government efforts to regulate the internet and block access to porn websites.

Cyber Law

On 25th March a new law on information and electronic transactions (UU Informasi Transaksi Elektronik, ITE) was passed by the parliament in Jakarta. Much of the interest in it focuses on what is forbidden by the law, which is set out in Section 8, Articles 27 to 37.

Article 27:
anyone who deliberately and without rights distributes/transmits/makes accessible electronic information/electronic documents with content that

  • violates decency (kesusilaan)
  • involves gambling
  • is libellous
  • is threatening

Article 28 forbids the spreading of lies over the internet (1) and hate speech (2) directed towards particular groups, based on racial, ethnic or religious differences (SARA).

For both articles violations of the law may lead to imprisonment of up to six years and fines up to 1 billion rupiah ($110,000).

Blocking Sites

Muhammad Nuh, the minister for Information, said three methods to block “unhealthy” (pornographic, hateful, violent) sites could be used: [1] [2]

  • educate people to avoid them
  • provide people with “nanny” software to block them
  • restrict the internet access of schools, campuses, offices, etc (involving blocking direct connections from abroad by using a gateway)

These specific measures against porn sites and others are expected to be set out in one or more ministerial edicts, and due to come into effect in April or May. The “nanny” software is already available for download from the Information ministry website.

However he says that the plan to block adult sites is more of a “moral vision” and that the government is limited in what it can do and needs the help of ISP’s and internet cafe operators.

If the ISP’s and warnets only succeed in restricting access [to inappropriate sites] by about 15-20% then that’s okay, the point is we have made an effort to minimalise access.

He said the government intends to make a list of “negative sites” that are meant to be blocked, and that these websites will be those that are pornographic, hateful, or violent. The list will be continually updated and ISP’s and warnets informed of any changes. [3]

Previously Nuh had said that the new law was needed now because the government intends to massively increase the proportion of the population with internet access, particularly in villages.

Download and view UU ITE.

Internet Cafe Raids

In Bogor, West Java, policeman Subur Rahardjo says the police will routinely raid warnets, or public internet cafes, looking for people accessing porn web sites.

He says it will be part of a new campaign against social diseases such as prostitution, liquor drinking, and VCD porn films, and done in support of the the Pornography Law (UU Pornografi), and to make sure the situation was conducive for the coming gubernatorial election in West Java. [4]

And in Bojonegoro, East Java, the police and the regency government intend to coordinate efforts to deal with internet cafes that provide folders of pornographic images on their computers. There are said to be 17 warnets in Bojonegoro, and so far one of these has been caught allowing the storing of porn. [5]

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What happen with reformation and democracy?

Why can't government let us be mature person by letting us to choose what's good and what's bad.

What you say about this issue?