Saturday 28 April 2007

Contemporary Indonesian Art Exhibition in Cologna

Rudi Mukahar, Girls'Talk
Rudi Mukahar, I Miss You
I Wayan Sudiarta, Last Episode of Legong Merah

A collection of contemporary Indonesian paintings is
on exhibition at the Projektraum, Alte Feuerwache
Melchiorstrasse 3, Cologne City from April 27 - 29, 2007.

Aryaseni Gallery
of Singapore is presenting some works of Indonesian artists:
Antoni Eka Putra, Gusti Alit, Marsoyo, Narko Hanjaya, Suharmanto,
Suklu,Wayan Sudiata, Rudi Mukahar and Zam Kamil.
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Sunday 22 April 2007

The Week About Children


As a especial feature for this theme "Kinder sind Zukunft",
(rough translation: Children Are Our Future)
I would like to post this poem about children. I saw this poem
for the first time during the World Conference on Women in Beijing in
1995 and since then, it has been sent, posted, forwarded in the
cyberspace. Author is Unknown.


If children live with CRITICISM
They learn to CONDEMN
If children live with HOSTILITY
They learn to FIGHT
If children live with RIDICULE
They learn to BE SHY
If children live with SHAME
They learn to FEEL GUILTY

If children live with TOLERANCE
They learn to BE PATIENT
If children live with ENCOURAGEMENT
If children live with PRAISE
They learn to APPRECIATE
If children live with FAIRNESS
They learn JUSTICE
If children live with SECURITY
They learn to HAVE FAITH
If children live with APPROVAL
If children live with ACCEPTANCE and FRIENDSHIP
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Thursday 19 April 2007

Re-learning Women's Solidarity from the Elephants

"Gott, ist der süüüß! Oh God, how cute!" writes one local newspaper,
was the most heard expression when the newly born elephant was
presented to the public at the Cologne City Zoo last Tuesday, April 17.

If Berlin has its star Knut, the cuddly polar bear, Cologne has also its
own mega attraction, the elephant calf, son of Mother Elephant Tong Koon.
Sharing the same birthday with the present pope, the elephant calf is
now being christened unofficially as Benedetto.

The excitement at the zoo from Monday to Tuesday reached me
through hubby`s blow-by-blow account of the birth of the mini jumbo.
"Did you know that cows were assisting in the delivery of that
baby elephant?" hubby asked me last Tuesday morning.
"What are the cows doing in there?" I asked back.
"Those are the female elephants," he patiently explained. "They
cordoned off the mother elephant until she gave birth and
protected the calf all the time, no kind of assistance from the
zoo helpers," he continued.
"of course," I retorted, "female solidarity, what else?" while thinking
of my next posting title "Re-learning Women´s Solidarity from
the Elephants." And to be more scientific, I googled for reasons
why female elephants are manifesting more
damayan or solidarity than some female groupings I know.
Here are some findings from the San Diego Zoo
"Both African and Asian elephants live in close social groups
called herds.A herd is usually made up of related females,
called cows,and their offspring.The leader of the herd is
called the matriarch. The matriarch is usually the oldest
and most experienced female in the herd. She decides
when and where the herd will eat, rest, and travel. Adult males,
called bulls, don´t live in a herd. Once male elephants become
teenagers,they leave the herd. Only after they become adults will
they visit other herds, and that is only for short periods of time
to breed. Bulls do not take part in caring for the young."

"Do you know how much Benedetto weighed when he was born?"
asked hubby Wednesday evening. I answered, "10kilos," thinking
how thin he looks."100 kilos," hubby exclaimed like he
has just won in a state lottery. I have no idea why he got so
fascinated in this elephant story.
"Oh, I thought you were asking about the pope," I answered
bursting into laughter.
Well, to make our Pachyderm loaded marital conversation short,
I told hubby before going to bed this morning of Thursday:
"Well, who knows, the calf will be so loved and popular that he
will get the name, Papal Bull. I think, I should join this name
the elephant contest which runs until this coming Sunday and
win a year free ticket to visit the zoo."

Pinay von Alemanya

Saturday 14 April 2007

Prince Charming Frog Arthur and His Avatar

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Prince Charming

by Holy Hellcat

I never had to kiss a frog
To find my Prince Charming;
Except for the obvious,
Love sees everything;
We began as strangers,
Then we became friends;
We ignored the danger
and killed the romance;
Maybe it was me, or maybe it was him,
Maybe it was his best friend;
Maybe we'd be better off had we never kissed;
Maybe I should 've tried the amphibian:
Kissing frogs was not for me,
Until my Prince became a Queen.

Prince Frog Has Returned

The Prince Charming Frog of my neighbor's mini pond has heralded
its return for this year's summer with its croakings tonight.
Hubby has instantly baptized the Prince as Frog Arthur...he has
finally returned or resurfaced from his deep winter sleep. I wonder
if this is the same charming frog which kept us wide awake
in the summery nights of the past year.

His croakings have reached now such an alarming crescendo keeping
me company until four in the morning while I shift my time between
surfing and blogging.

I think my book on Chinese Feng-shui suggests that I place
a figurine of frog in the balcony for good luck. What about a leaping
and croaking frog in the garden, a bringer of double luck?
Have to consult the book again to see if there are small
writings on the side effects of frog Feng-shui. Maybe,lucky but
puyat naman...lacking in sleep.

It's nearing five, and slowly I feel I am about to doze off but wait...
how about surfing for the recipe on how to make frog relleno?

Croak, croak, croak.

Pinay von Alemania

Friday 13 April 2007

Babaylanes Internationales: Friday, the 13th, I am here to say*

Babaylanes Internationales: Friday, the 13th, I am here to say*

The Word Lottery Prize

photo from:

Fri, 13. April, 2007. 03:36

Stamford Bridge London

The Word Lottery Prize Notification

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded
annual final draws held on (13th March,2007) by Word Lottery in
conjunction with the British American Tobacco Worldwide Promotion,
your email was among the 20 Lucky winners who won £250,000
However,the results were released on (13th April, 2007)
and your email was attached to ticket number (**********)
and ballot number (*************). The online draws (sic!)was
conducted by a random selection of email addresses from
an exclusive list of 29,031 Email addresses of individuals
and corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random
computer search from the internet.
However, no tickets were sold but all email addresses were assigned
to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy.

The selection process was carried out through random selection
in our computerized email selection machine (TOPAZ) from
a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from all the
continents of the world.
This Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also
Licensed by the (sic!)The International Association of Gaming
Regulators (IAGR). This lottery is the 3rd of its kind and we intend
to sensitize the public. In other (sic!) to claim your £250,000
prize winning, which has been deposited in a designated Bank.
However,you will have to fill the form below and send it to
the Promotion manager of THE WORD LOTTERY PROMO for
verification and then you will be directed to the Locale
Bank Plc where you will Transfer your winning sum of £250,000
which has already been deposited in your favour.
FIRST NAME:.................
LAST NAME:..................
AMOUNT WON.................

Please you are adviced to complete the form and send it immediately
to our Promotion manager through email or fax for prompt
collection of your fund from the designated courier company.
(Contact Promotion Manager)
Name: Barrister John Mc Calat
Tel: 4470 etc, etc, etc

You are to keep all lotto information away from the general
public especially your ticket number and ballot number.
(This is important as a case of double claims will not be
entertained). Staff of Word Lottery and the British American
Tobacco Company are not to partake in this Lottery.

Accept my hearty congratulations once again!

Yours faithfully,


If you see me wearing all those devilish, reddish
Prada outfits looking like Mirinda Pepsi, then you know
I have collected my winning ticket from Barrister McCalat.

Monday 9 April 2007

He Ain't Heavy...He's My Brother

The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where

But I'm strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain't heavy, he's my brother

So on we go
His welfare is of my concern
No burden is he, to bear
we'll get there
For I know
He would not encumber me
He ain't heavy, he's my brother

If I'm laden at all
I'm laden with sadness
That everyone's heart
Isn't filled with the gladness
Of love for one another

It's a long, long road
From which there is no return
While we're on our way to there
Why not share

And the load
Doesn't weigh me down at all
He ain't heavy, he's my brother
He ain't heavy, he's my brother.

Neil Diamond

Friday 6 April 2007


Hola mga Amigas,
After the fasting and saying
sorry for our sins,
and now I should say
Hips don't lie
Let's have some wholesome fun
and do some gyrating.
Who would like to join me
and see this wonderful girl
in our city
on 8th of April
in the evening.

See Koelnarena for further
information and shows.
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Meditation on Holy Friday

The Kingdom of heaven is found in the place of your
compassion. It is found in the place of your loving.
It is found in the place of your generosity. It is found
in the place of your healing of yourself and others.
It is very easy to find the kingdom of heaven inside.

When we stop using the intellect of the mind
and come to the wisdom of the heart, we access the
door to Divinity, because out of that heart comes
the compassion and forgiveness.


Sunday 1 April 2007

April Fools' Day...Favorite Jokes

Was asking around friends for their favorite jokes especially
original jokes but it seems that we have been pampered with
emailed jokes going around the internet... recycled, resent,
yes re-blogged a hundred times. And at times, you recognize
hey, this is my original joke, this really happened to me decades
ago and was sharing it to some friends.

I have jokes which never fail to amuse me whenever
I remember them.
And I have jokes which I really share only with some particular
friends, and we know that these jokes have a special bonding
among us like a secret code known only to the anointed in our clique.

Yesterday, my friend Bing forwarded me this email coming
from another hotmail add holder. I have tagged it following the
original title of the subject, Lost in Translation, and I added
jokes from bing.

If you have not received this forward, I would like to share them
with you as especial posting for today, April 1, April Fool's Day.
And if you know the original source of this collection, please do let me know.
Enjoy them! ( The jokes, I mean.)

In a hotel in Chiangmai:
Key Must Drop at Front Desk
Check out Time: 12:AM

In a Tokyo Hotel:
It is forbidden to steal hotel towels please. If you are not a person
to do such thing is please not to read notice.

In a Bucharest hotel lobby:
The lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time we regret
that you will be unbearable.

In a Leipzig elevator:
Do no enter the lift backwards, and only when lit up.

In a Belgrade hotel elevator:
To move the cabin, push button for wishing floor. If the cabin should
enter more persons, each one should press a number of wishing floor.
Driving is then going alphabetically by national order.

In a Paris hotel elevator:
Please leave your values at the front desk.

In a hotel in Athens:
Visitors are expected to complain at the office between the hours
of 9 and 11. am daily.

In a Yugolavian hotel:
The flattening of undewear with pleasure is the job of the

In a Japanese hotel:
You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.

In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian
Orthodox monastery:
You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian and Soviet
composers, artists, and writers are buried daily except Thursday.

In an Austrian hotel catering to skiers:
Not to perambulate the corridors in the hours of repose
in the boots of ascension.

On the menu of a Swiss restaurant:
Our wines leave you nothing to hope for.

On the menu of a Polish hotel:
Salad a firm's own make; limpid red beet soup with cheesy
dumplings in the form of a finger; roasted duck let loose; beef
rashers beaten up in the country people's fashion.

Outside a Hong Kong tailor shop:
Ladies may have a fit upstairs.

In a Bangkok dry cleaners:
Drop your trousers here for best results.

Outside a Paris dress shop:
Dresses for Street Walking.

In a Rhodes tailor shop:
Order your summers suit. Because is big rush we will
execute customers in strict rotation.

A sign posted in Germany's Black Forest:
It is strictly forbidden on our black forest camping site
that people of different sex, for instance, men and women,
live together in one tent unless they are married with each
other for that purpose.

In a Zurich hotel:
Because of the impropriety of entertaining guests of the
opposite sex in the bedrooms, it is suggested that the lobby
be used for this purpose.

In an advertisement by a Hong Kong dentist:
Teeth extracted by the latest Methodists.

In a Rome laundry:
Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the afternoon
having a good time.

In a Swiss mountain inn:
Special today - no ice cream.

In a Bangkok temple:
It is forbidden to enter a woman even a foreigner if dressed
as a man.

In a Copenhagen air line ticket office:
We take your bags and send then in all directions.

On the door of a Moscow hotel room:
If this is your first visit to the USSR, you are welcome to it.

In a Norwegian cocktail lounge:
Ladies are not requested not to have children in the bar.

In a Budapest zoo:
Please do not feed the animals. If you have any suitable food,
give it to the guard on duty.

In the office of a Roman doctor:
Specialist in women and other diseases.

In an Acapulco hotel:
The manager has personally passed all the water served here.

In a Tokyo shop:
Our nylons cost more than common, but you'll find they are
best in the long run.

From a Japanese information booklet about using a hotel
air conditioner:
Cooles and Heates: If you want just condition of warm
in your room, please control yourself.

From a broschure of a car rental firm in Tokyo:
When passenger of foot heave in sight, tootle the horn.
Trumpet him melodiously at first, but if he still obstacles
your passage then tootle him with vigor.

Two signs from a Majorcan shop entrance:
English well talking. Here speeching American..."

Finally, in the Philippines...
"Don't English us...we're not schooling anymore...'

(Thanks to Bing and Akosiida)