Rabu, 29 April 2009

A person we called 'doctor'...

A doctor is...

A curer..
Cure those with maladies

A healer..
Not only curing but also restoring

A carer..
Even to those who cannot be cured

A trainer..
Train people to gain a healthy life

A promoter..
Promoting the Primary Health Care

A motivator..
Motivate patients in their healing process

A teacher..
Educate patients how to live healthy

A father..
Just as father knows the best for his child

A chemist..
Know and understand biochemistry of metabolic system in human body

A technician..
Learn physics and how to use medical technology

A scientist..
Learn science and its development

A psychologist..
As it relates to patients' health

A communicator..
Able to build a good communication with the patients

A manager..
study management

A trustee..
Keep patients' secret

A lover..
Have empathy to patients

A friend..
Trusted by the patients

A student..
Keep study along his/her life, because medicine grows exponentially

A counselor..
Handle a counseling with the patients

A listener..
Listen to patients' needs

A good citizen..
Obey the law, respect the human rights

An artist..
Hippocratic oath : "dalam kesucian dan kemurnian akan kujaga seniku"

A nutritionist..
Know the best nutrition for the patients to consume

A believer of GOD..
Not everything can be explained by science and technology

Jumat, 24 April 2009

Lost My Little Star

"Inspirations come just like the rain. When it falls, I can feel the rhythm. Then it floods my mind with infinite things." -me

Judul diatas adalah judul lagu yang ku buat, yang mengandung sebuah cerita. Membaca lyricsnya pun pasti mengerti. Bagiku sahabat adalah saudara. Ia mengerti aku dan menjadi pendengar yang baik atas semua tumpahan emosiku. Tapi, tetap saja di dunia ini tak ada yang abadi. Tidak cinta, tidak pun sahabat. Cepat atau lambat kita pasti kehilangan orang yang kita sayangi, seperti aku kehilangan sahabatku.

I woke up in the night
I suffered from a nightmare
I sought up in the dark
But I couldn't find the light

Then I saw a glimpse of light
Up there in the sky
And I realized
it's a little star

With its charming light
It hushed the darkness all around me
And lightened up my path
That I might see

Then I started to ask if
It would still with me
And it answered me, yes
"Would never leave you"

But now..

Where is my little star
When I need the light
To show up my path
Why does it runaway
And it's broken my heart
That I lost my little star..

Now many days went by
I was still wishing and waiting
That maybe someday I
could see my little star again

Then I saw a little star
Shone with its dim light
"Yes, you're like my star
But you're not"

So I start to ask..

Where is my little star
When I need the light
To show up my path
Why does it runaway
It hurts me so much
for I've lost my little star

I try to find you
But it's just not like you
I cannot reach you
But I think...
I miss you
so much

Where are you little star
When I need the light
To show up my path
Why do you runaway
You've broken my heart
For I've lost my little star


HUeee.. hiks hiks hiks hiks....... ngetik ni lagu disini aja jadi pengen nangis... TT_TT
But who cares? huehuehue...
Jadi trauma deh mo sahabatan lagi..... mekanisme defensi... TT_TT

But thanks to give me the inspiration to make this sombre song..
Nanti aku nyanyiin buat kamu deh kalo ketemu yah.. Walopun kayaknya gak mungkin ketemu...

Minggu, 05 April 2009

10 Health Habits That Will Help You Live to 100

You don't need to eat yogurt and live on a mountaintop, but you do need to floss

By Deborah Kotz
Posted February 20, 2009

The biggest factor that determines how well you age is not your genes but how well you live. Not convinced? A new study published in the British Medical Journal of 20,000 British folks shows that you can cut your risk of having a stroke in half by doing the following four things: being active for 30 minutes a day, eating five daily servings of fruit and vegetables, and avoiding cigarettes and excess alcohol.
While those are some of the obvious steps you can take to age well, researchers have discovered that centenarians tend to share certain traits in how they eat, move about, and deal with stress—the sorts of things we can emulate to improve our own aging process. Of course, getting to age 100 is enormously more likely if your parents did. Still, Thomas Perls, who studies the century-plus set at Boston University School of Medicine, believes that assuming you've sidestepped genes for truly fatal diseases like Huntington's, "there's nothing stopping you from living independently well into your 90s." Heck, if your parents and grandparents were heavy smokers, they might have died prematurely without ever reaching their true potential lifespan, so go ahead and shoot for those triple digits. Follow these 10 habits, and check out Perls' lifetime risk calculator to see how long you can expect to live.

1. Don't retire. "Evidence shows that in societies where people stop working abruptly, the incidence of obesity and chronic disease skyrockets after retirement," says Luigi Ferrucci, director of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging. The Chianti region of Italy, which has a high percentage of centenarians, has a different take on leisure time. "After people retire from their jobs, they spend most of the day working on their little farm, cultivating grapes or vegetables," he says. "They're never really inactive." Farming isn't for you? Volunteer as a docent at your local art museum or join the Experience Corps, a program offered in 19 cities that places senior volunteers in urban public elementary schools for about 15 hours a week.

2. Floss every day. That may help keep your arteries healthy. A 2008 New York University study showed that daily flossing reduced the amount of gum-disease-causing bacteria in the mouth. This bacteria is thought to enter the bloodstream and trigger inflammation in the arteries, a major risk factor for heart disease. Other research has shown that those who have high amounts of bacteria in their mouth are more likely to have thickening in their arteries, another sign of heart disease. "I really do think people should floss twice a day to get the biggest life expectancy benefits," stresses Perls.

3. Move around. "Exercise is the only real fountain of youth that exists," says Jay Olshansky, a professor of medicine and aging researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "It's like the oil and lube job for your car. You don't have to do it, but your car will definitely run better." Study after study has documented the benefits of exercise to improve your mood, mental acuity, balance, muscle mass, and bones. "And the benefits kick in immediately after your first workout," Olshansky adds. Don't worry if you're not a gym rat. Those who see the biggest payoffs are the ones who go from doing nothing to simply walking around the neighborhood or local mall for about 30 minutes a day. Building muscle with resistance training is also ideal, but yoga classes can give you similar strength-training effects if you're not into weight lifting.

4. Eat a fiber-rich cereal for breakfast. Getting a serving of whole-grains, especially in the morning, appears to help older folks maintain stable blood sugar levels throughout the day, according to a recent study conducted by Ferrucci and his colleagues. "Those who do this have a lower incidence of diabetes, a known accelerator of aging," he says.

5. Get at least six hours of shut-eye. Instead of skimping on sleep to add more hours to your day, get more to add years to your life. "Sleep is one of the most important functions that our body uses to regulate and heal cells," says Ferrucci. "We've calculated that the minimum amount of sleep that older people need to get those healing REM phases is about six hours." Those who reach the century mark make sleep a top priority.

6. Consume whole foods, not supplements. Strong evidence suggests that people who have high blood levels of certain nutrients—selenium, beta-carotene, vitamins C and E—age much better and have a slower rate of cognitive decline. Unfortunately, there's no evidence that taking pills with these nutrients provides those antiaging benefits. "There are more than 200 different carotenoids and 200 different flavonoids in a single tomato," points out Ferrucci, "and these chemicals can all have complex interactions that foster health beyond the single nutrients we know about like lycopene or vitamin C." Avoid nutrient-lacking white foods (breads, flour, sugar) and go for all those colorful fruits and vegetables and dark whole-grain breads and cereals with their host of hidden nutrients.

7. Be less neurotic. It may work for Woody Allen, who infuses his worries with a healthy dose of humor, but the rest of us neurotics may want to find a new way to deal with stress. "We have a new study coming out that shows that centenarians tend not to internalize things or dwell on their troubles," says Perls. "They are great at rolling with the punches." If this inborn trait is hard to overcome, find better ways to manage when you're stressed: Yoga, exercise, meditation, tai chi, or just deep breathing for a few moments are all good. Ruminating, eating chips in front of the TV, binge drinking? Bad, very bad.

8. Stay connected. Having regular social contacts with friends and loved ones is key to avoiding depression, which can lead to premature death, something that's particularly prevalent in elderly widows and widowers. Some psychologists even think that one of the biggest benefits elderly folks get from exercise the strong social interactions that come from walking with a buddy or taking a group exercise class. Having a daily connection with a close friend or family member gives older folks the added benefit of having someone watch their back. "They'll tell you if they think your memory is going or if you seem more withdrawn," says Perls, "and they might push you to see a doctor before you recognize that you need to see one yourself."

9. Be a creature of habit. Centenarians tend to live by strict routines, says Olshansky, eating the same kind of diet and doing the same kinds of activities their whole lives. Going to bed and waking up at the same time each day is another good habit to keep your body in the steady equilibrium that can be easily disrupted as you get on in years. "Your physiology becomes frailer when you get older," explains Ferrucci, "and it's harder for your body to bounce back if you, say, miss a few hours of sleep one night or drink too much alcohol." This can weaken immune defenses, leaving you more susceptible to circulating flu viruses or bacterial infections.

10. Live like a Seventh Day Adventist . Americans who define themselves as Seventh Day Adventists have an average life expectancy of 89, about a decade longer than the average American. One of the basic tenets of the religion is that it's important to cherish the body that's on loan from God, which means no smoking, alcohol abuse, or overindulging in sweets. Followers typically stick to a vegetarian diet based on fruits, vegetables, beans, and nuts, and get plenty of exercise. They're also very focused on family and community.

Kamis, 02 April 2009

April 2nd 09 : after a long time...

Setelah dalam jangka waktu yang lama tidak menuliskan puisi, ada lagi yang ungkit-ungkit soal puisi.. Sepertinya reputasi sang puisi sedang naik daun kembali..

*Gak percaya??? Buka aja email AToMA.. Aje gile,, rame banget yang lomba2an bikin puisi disitu.. mulai dari bintang2, sampai cinta2an...

Sebenarnya aku sendiri sudah pernah mempostkan puisi di blog ini.. Puisi pertama yang di post di blog ini, saat pertama kali aku membuat blog ini, yang berjudul "mimpi",, sebenarnya adalah puisi terakhir aku saat itu. Puisi pertama dan satu-satunya puisi aku *sampai saat ini* yang ngga brutal, ngga gombal, ngga mellow,.. tapi sedikit ambisius.. Simpel dan mendalam. Maksudnya, walaupun simpel, tapi gak semua orang bisa memasuki maknanya.

Kemudiann... hibernasi..
sampai aku kembali menuliskan puisi tak berjudul itu.. yang kembali lagi.. mellow...

Mau tau kenapa aku bikin puisi??

Awalnya adalah karena ketertarikanku pada puisi Sutan Takdir Alisyahbana yang.. *astagaa!! sulit banget untuk diselami. Tapi setelah belajar lebih banyak, kata guru Bahasa Indonesia ku sih, waktu SMA dulu,, setelah puisi dipublish, puisi itu ibaratnya adalah milik pembaca.. jadi si pembaca bebas menginterpretasikan arti puisi tersebut.
Makanya aku jadi ngga jera baca puisi-puisi lainnya..

Di sekolahku dulu, cukup banyak pembuat puisi. Tapi kebanyakan dari mereka hanya mengandalkan gombalan belaka tanpa makna lebih dalam. Namun, ada juga beberapa anak, seingetku tiga, yang benar-benar bikin puisi bagus. 2 cewek dan 1 cowok..

Begini ceritanya...

Cewek pertama...
-berinisial N. Adalah seorang cewek yang bisa dibilang seniman *ato seniwati?? yang aktif banget di kegiatan teater *salah satu kegiatan yang dibina oleh guru bahasa indonesia ku ituu... dan acting nya.. Hmm... gak kalah sama artis.. Jago banget. Sekarang dia masih kelas 3 SMA tuh di sekolahku. Dia pernah ikut lomba baca puisi, lomba cerita betawi, dan lain-lain, dan udah cukup banyak ketemu seniman juga. *salah satu nya yang aku juga ikuti "Vertigong" di TIM.. ketemu sama mbak Trie Utami loh. Tapi ni cewek udah lebih banyak ketemu seniman daripada aku.. TT dan setiap ketemu, pasti diajarin sesuatu sama tuh seniman, yang bisa nambahin pengetahuan dan skillnya.. *enak yah??

Cewek kedua...
-berinisial I. Adalah seorang maestro musik. Kenapa saya bilang begitu?? Karena tak hanya dia adalah pianis yang handal.. *jago banget boo.. bisa jatuh cinta kalo lo cowok. Tapi dia juga jago banget maen violin. Dia pernah jadi pemimpin ensemble sekolah yang bernama "Symphony of Worship".. *kalo udah jadi pemimpin ensemble, berarti dia yang arrange lagunya. Sekarang dia juga masih kelas 3 SMA di sekolahku dan sekelas sama si N tadi. Dia sekarang jadi Ketua vocal group sekolah "El Obadiah", yang bulang Februari lalu membawakan acara Pemuda Advent di gereja dengan tema "Jatuh Cinta Berjuta Rasanya". Prestasinya menjulang lantaran main di orchestra katedral, ikut Paduan Suara Jakarta Adventist Ministry (JAM). Dan semenjak itu, permainan musiknya makin jago, dan kualitas vokalnya.. Hmm.. TOP!

Jadi inget,, dulu sekolahku pernah ikut lomba musikalisasi puisi. Jadi, kami disuruh memilih sebuah puisi dari daftar yang ada, untuk dimusikalisasikan. Artinya, pada saat membawakan puisi tersebut, harus ada musiknya. Nah, si I inilah yang menggubah nada, sehingga puisi tersebut menjadi sebuah lagu yang ekspresif. Akhirnya menang dapet juara satu plus duit.. kalo gak salah 5 juta??

Kebetulan aku nonton pada saat itu. Lawan sekolahku waktu itu bisa dibilang bukan lawan yang enteng. Mereka dari sanggar. Pake gitar, rebana, dan lain-lainnya itu. Sedangkan sekolah ku?? Hanya membawa 2 gitaris, 4 violinist *I salah satunya, satu galon akua *buat dung-dung-dung, dan 1 kecrekan *bikin sendiri pake botol ama pasir.

Cowok 1... *emang cuma satu
-berinisial R. Tampangnya anak bandel abis.. sama sekali bukan tampang pujangga. Suatu kali aku ketemu buku, kayak diari gitu, tapi bukan diari cewek yang imut2 yah.. Ternyata itu buku berisi kumpulan puisinya dia. dan dari 3 orang ini, menurut aku, yang menggunakan bahasa paling mantap adalah si R. Serasa baca punya S. Takdir Alisyahbana. malah ada kata2 yang aku sendiri baru ketemu disitu. *Emang akunya kali yang kolot yah.. Dia juga aktif di dunia teater, dan pernah jadi sutradara pertunjukkan teater sekolah.

Yang jelas, 3 temen aku ini, top abis dalam berpuisi.
Baca puisi aku? Wah, masih level rendahan.. Gak ada apa2nya.. *emang TT

Tapi toh setelah aku liat2 di binder ku, ternyata aku sudah cukup banyak menulis juga. Tapi aku butuh waktu untuk mengumpulkan keberanian mem-publish puisi2 itu di blog ku. Karena disini semua orang bisa membaca.. dan lewat puisi, tereksposlah seluruh masa laluku.. TT

"...aku mungkin bukan pujangga yang dapat merangkai kata. ini aku apa adanya..."


A crowded world
A lonely soul

They don't know
They don't care
They're people around me

I seek for something
Something I might find in the midst

Try to scan the face
But theirs are so fake
Try to examine the smile
But theirs have lost they sincerity

Try to look through the eyes
But it is as if I am blind
Try to feel the hearts
But it sharpens my numbness

Then I start to realize
Me is the only lonely
For I feel no such a heart like mine
That I could put in it my own