Saturday, February 24, 2018

Learning Other Languages Rather Than English, Why Not?

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Have you ever learned other languages rather than English? 

I have, I learned the German language because the high school of mine provided it so I just learned what the teacher taught. 

How was your feeling? How do you feel during learning the language?

For me, I felt fresher and somehow actually I like it because it has several unique alphabet and pronunciation. 

Learning or speaking two or more languages will really keep the doctor away. A study has found that, no matter how old you are, you will improve your memory, you will have longer attention, and you will reduce the risk of any kinds of memory problems which is relating to the age. 

Not only that, learning or speaking two or more languages has other several benefits which are making you easier to communicate with the local people, helping you improved your understanding to a film you watch, to a song you listen, or to a novel you read, and letting you have the opportunity to work globally. 

Firstly, learning or speaking two or more languages will make you easier to communicate with the local people. For example, imagine, if you are in Netherland right now, you speak Dutch which is the local people's mother tongue, when you buy some fruits, the seller may give you a special price because you could join to the conversation and the seller may enjoy talking with you. Even, the seller may invite you to come to his/her family to be friend with his/her family and introduce you to their culture. Then, you get a new connection, whenever you are planning to go to Netherland again, you can visit them. It's such a priceless experience, isn't it? 

How if you use English, the international language. You may use it, but the local people may have a limitation to speak English, so they don't have any intentions to engage more in your conversation.

Secondly, learning other languages rather than English will help you improved your understanding toward a film you watch, to a song you listen, or to a novel you read. It is no doubt that now we have a free access to every kind of films, songs, or novels all around the world. You can watch Korean Drama, listen to Arabic song, or read a Russian novel. If you speak English, you will understand the story since the Korean Drama you watch has the English subtitle. You will understand the meaning of the song you listen since you can google it and find the meaning in English. You will understand the story written in the novel since you read the translated version of the Russian novel. But, it will give you a whole new world if you can speak/understand what they tell, what they sing, or what they write in their own mother tongue. You can access and understand deeper from their original form. Then, you can appreciate the art they create. 

You may find the translation, but you may lose the true charm of it. 

Last but not least, learning other languages rather than English will let you have the opportunity to work in a global company. Most of the global companies for certain is using English as the communication media. However, there are still some global companies that still use their mother tongue since their original documents may be still written in their mother tongue. If you are not only speaking English, but you are also able to speak their mother tongue, the recruiter can not pick any applicants, but you. Because you are unique and different from other applicants that are only able to speak English.

In conclusion, if you would like to have a communication with the local people easier, you would like to improve your understanding toward a film you watch, to a song you listen, to a novel you read, or you would like to have the opportunity to work globally, you have to learn other languages rather than English.

Nelson Mandela has ever said like this,

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart."
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Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Kidney Stone Disease Prevention

Hello readers, I would like to prevent you from suffering the kidney stone disease. Do you know what is the kidney stone disease? It is the disorder when there is a stone formation. There are so many kinds of the kidney stone. Let's check the video.

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There are calcium oxalate, calcium phosphate, struvite, uric acid, and cystine. But, the most type of the kidney stone usually form is the calcium oxalate. The kidney stone can grow big and bigger. At the time when the stone goes down from the kidney, it can block the urinary tract, it can hurt the tract, and even it can make it bleed due to its sharp form. That's why the main symptom of the kidney stone disease are feeling pain and having the red color of the urine. 

Let's imagine like this when you fall accidentally and you have the injury in your skin, you may feel so damn painful right? The blood will also appear. It also happened in the kidney stone disease, the difference is when the stone goes down from the kidney, the injury occurs inside of our body that we can't see it, but the feeling is the same. When there is the injury, the person will also feel painful and blood will also appear and accumulate in the urine and make the urine color become red. 

Nowadays, the kidney stone disease is not only suffered by the elderly people, but the young people may also suffer from it. I am the proof of it. I suffered from the kidney stone disease in my 23 years old. I underwent all of the symptoms like feeling so damn painful in my waist and having the red color of my urine. Even I can see it clearly, physically, the form of the stone. It was pretty small, but it was so sharp. Fortunately, I didn't need any surgeries, I just needed to take some medicines. I was fully recovered in 6 months. It was quite a long journey and I don't want it to happen again. Also, I don't want you to feel the same unpleasant thing like me. 

Do you know why nowadays, young people are able to suffer from the kidney stone disease? It's not about the age, actually, it's about the habit or the lifestyle. The main cause of the kidney stone disease is having lack of fluid or water. 

I would like to explain about the stone formation in a simple way. Let's check the video.

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Imagine the salt in the video is the salt we intake, and the water in the glass is the water in our body. Water has the limit capacity to dissolve. Let's see the video. From the video, we can see that one glass of water is able to dissolve until three spoons of salt. But, one more spoon of salt is added, the salt will not be dissolved completely since it has over the capacity of water to dissolve.

So, it's like our body. When we don't have enough water, the excessive salt we intake will over the capacity of the water to dissolve then it will keep its stone form. Even, the condition will become worse if we still didn't drink more water. The stone will grow bigger. 

From my experience, since I was in the high school, I didn't drink much water due to my worries to be scolded by the teacher if I go to the toilet frequently. I just had that kind of worrisome. Then, it continued until I was in the college. For several years of having lack of water or fluid may be the reason why the stone in my body grew.

So, I hope, you reader who is still a young person to have the healthy kidney. There are 2 ways to prevent you from having the kidney stone disease.

Firstly, by drinking much water. There is a way to know whether you are having enough water or not. You can see it from your urine color. 

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If your urine color is like the number one, you are drinking enough fluids. If your urine color is in the range of number 5 until 8, you are in the health risk so you are insisted to drink more water. 

Besides that, you also can see it from your lips. If you have dry lips, it's also a sign that you are having lack of water. So, if you have those conditions, you are encouraged to drink more water.

Secondly, is by reducing your salt intake. From what you have learned from the video, you have understood that the excessive salt will keep it stone from due to it has exceeded the capacity of the water to dissolve. 

Nevertheless, drinking more water is still the best way to prevent you from the kidney stone disease. 

In conclusion, there are 2 ways to prevent you from the kidney stone disease which are by drinking much water and reducing the salt intake. I believe if you implement it as the habit, you will have the healthy kidney. Don't be like me who have ever had the bad habit and undergoing 6 months of the kidney stone disease medication. Do any prevention. Love your kidney and your kidney will love you back by providing the healthy young age.

Thanks for reading. 
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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Let's Be Independent Completely!

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There is a girl who lives with her beloved father and mother. Even though she has already set the alarm, it's always failed to wake her up. While, once her father knocks the door, she directly moves her body and gets up. After waking up, she looks for her mother, to see what her mother cooks for the breakfast.

Then, she goes to the campus with full of nutrition. Her father usually drives her to the campus and picks her back again to the home. Arriving at home, her mother collects her dirty clothes, washes it, and gets it ironed. 

Every single thing of her life until her 20s age is never complicated since her beloved father and mother are always ready beside her to help. Thus, she depends on her father and mother a lot. She never imagines what will happen if her father and mother are not around. 

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What do you think about this girl? Do you think that this girl is able to succeed in her life even though she depends on her parents a lot? I think no, she can not. 

Between the independent and the dependent person, I believe that the independent person is having higher possibility to succeed in his/her life. The independent person has already known about how to do every single thing by his/her own effort. When there is no one around, this person is able to face every single thing of his/her life challenges confidently. 

While the independent person, when there is no one around him/her to support, without any experiences, this person will tend to cry, give up, and end up with failure.

However, it's a wrong to judge the independent/spoiled person never be successful in his/her life. If we give this person a chance to live alone. I believe, this person will learn to survive, learn to do every single thing by his/her own self. This person later will become stronger and more mature. Then, in the end, this person will reach his/her own success. 

Thus, there is a way to make a dependent person to reach his/her own success. We just need to give the person a chance to live alone, then this person will learn to survive, and in the end, will reach the success.

This is also what happens to Indonesia. Since 2012, Indonesia is a dependent country. In 2012, 95% of the pharmaceutical raw material was supplied by import. Indonesia depends on other countries a lot. In other words, without the existence of other countries, Indonesia is not able to produce its required medicines.

Have you ever wondered how if Indonesia involves in a war when there is a blockade, Indonesia is restricted to communicate with other countries? As all the time, Indonesia depends on other countries on supplying the pharmaceutical raw material. If there is no access to them, Indonesia is not able to fulfill the needs of the medicine. The increase in mortality will not be avoided. Indonesian people will die without any medication given tragically.

We don't want the tragic case to happen, don't we?
Of course, we don't. 

Let's talk about this, we have agreed before that the dependent person is able to survive if we give him/her a chance to live alone so that this person will learn to survive then, in the end, this person will reach his/her own success. Why don't we do the same to Indonesia? Why don't we give the chance to Indonesia to live alone? Try not to depend on other countries, try to stop doing the import activities. Try to fulfill our own needs especially in the pharmaceutical raw material. 

So, the key is to create a situation when there are no other countries which interfere our problem. Therefore, Indonesia will learn to survive alone. Because the core problem, in my opinion, we haven't moved forward yet, we haven't been independent completely yet is because the situation is still supporting us to live together to have the relationship each other. 

Then, what are we waiting for? Let's start to be independent completely. We can start by stopping the import activities. Until this case, you may ask, how do we fulfill our own needs on the pharmaceutical raw material without the supply from other countries? The answer, absolutely by our own self. We have to be confident that we can. We are rich in natural resources. Even though it has not been investigated completely yet, there is numerous research found that some of our natural resources have the therapeutic effect of some disease. 

We don't need to be insecure about how to develop it. This is the precise time for us to learn by our own self to do it. We just need to believe. "Seeing is believing. But, the opposite is true. Believing is seeing" -Errol Morris. 

We just need to keep believing, keep trying, then, in the end, we will see the success. 

I know that developing pharmaceutical raw material takes time, therefore, we also have to be realistic. We don't need to stop doing the import activities suddenly. We can do it gradually, start from one kind of pharmaceutical raw material to be stopped then we can learn how to develop it by our own self. While the other pharmaceutical material still can be continued to be supplied by other countries. Once the first material is successfully developed, we can move to the other raw material to be stopped. Hence, we stop it slowly, but surely.

In conclusion, I hope all of you agree to support my idea to stop the import activities of the pharmaceutical raw material in order to make Indonesia be independent completely on supplying our pharmaceutical raw material. 
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