Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's Me!


Dear Readers,


My name is Alaika Abdullah, an Acehnese woman, Indonesian, forty something years old and love writing a lots!
For me, writing is an exciting soul therapy that really helps me in refreshing my mind and re-energizing my thought. It won’t be a big deal about the subject I have to write, coz this is my personal blog and I am free to write what ever I love to. ☺

But, how ever, I do hope that every single post released from this corner will be valuable for you even a little bit. As I said, writing is a soul therapy, that’s why I always try to release my feeling and thought thru writing, and published them into my several blogs, depend on the theme of articles, of course.

Starting from this hobby, I considered developing 6 personal blogs. Yes. Six! Isn’t that too much for the beginner? Haha… Yup. They were more than enough for a beginner. But at that time, these were very exciting! I have never thought that having 6 blogs at the same time will put me in difficulties in managing the blogs. ☺

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

sexual dysfunction in women



Overview
A woman of any age can become less interested in sex or have a decreased sex drive. This condition is called sexual dysfunction.

What is going on in the body?

In 1999, a national survey of people between the ages of 18 and 59 showed that sexual dysfunction was common among 43% of women and 31% of men. Women and men with poor physical and mental health are more likely to have a decreased sex drive. Someone who has had problems in sexual relationships is also more likely to have this condition.
Moreover, sexual dysfunction is closely linked with overall well-being because the female sexual response is more complicated than the male response. It is influenced to a greater degree by psychological and cultural factors. A woman's sex drive is guided by a complex system of signals between the brain, the ovaries, and other reproductive sexual organs. A healthy brain, more than a healthy body, dictates a woman's desire for sex. Any disruption in this complex interaction may cause a woman to be less interested in sex.
What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

How to Capture Screenshot of Video

Dear visitors….,
Sometimes we are not aware how important to know a simple tips until we need the tips.
This is what happened to me this morning while I need to do a screenshot of a video of village profile. Lots of pictures that I have to insert into my report regarding to this village profile. But when paste the hot into my image editor I get everything on my screen except the video area, which is black & blank!!! Oh My……, I feel like I' m trying to take a photograph of CountDracula.WMV !
Then, the question of course “How to take a successful screen shot of a video?”
While then I found lots of answers by the links suggested by Google. Thanks Google!! Here are the tips:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Marriage and Sex


Dear Visitors,

This article is to response a request from my best friend who will enter her ‘new life’. She is asking me if I could provide her some information regarding to ‘marriage and sex’. So, after browsing and searching into the virtual world, here is the article. To my best friend Mianty, hopefully this posting could meet your requirement, :-)Enjoy it dear.


If you're married or thinking about getting married, at some point or another you've wondered what better sex in marriage would be like or how sex in marriage could be improved. 


Keeping the sexual spark alive in a marriage or in a long-term relationship is easier said than done. However, couples who take time to cultivate and maintain healthy and satisfying sexual relations tend to be more connected with each other and do not suffer from depression, heart problems and other health maladies, experts say.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Are you really Orgasm?

Mates, again, sex and sexual health is a very interesting and important issues that always raise in the topic of discussion. Sex is never really sex without the big “O”. No matter how you look at it, it you did not went over and beyond, you might as well stay at the bottom and forget climbing up.

Sex is like climbing a big mountain where there is nowhere else to go but the top. Other than the top, everything else is just a way or a path to getting there. And in that big mountain of intense pleasure, the top is the Big “O”, the orgasm.

When your having difficulty achieving this, you are handicapped in this particular mountain. It is called Orgasm Difficulty and it is the inability for you to achieve the peak of climax or the highest point of sexual excitement in a sexual activity. Its like an unending roll down the hill or simply rolling in an endless plain. Nothing too exciting there. But then again, that’s not a problem if it cannot be solved.

Tips For Safer and Smarter Sex

Good morning Mates! Hey, It is really the early morning here.Today I come to you with a very nice topic to post. I am quite sure that all of us will agree that discussing about sex and its healthy sexual tips are very interesting. So, without means to postphone, lets start the article.

It is always smart to talk about sex with your partner, a peer educator or a healthcare professional before you make the decision to have sex. While sexual intercourse always involves some risk of pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease, there are definitely ways of making your sexual experiences safer. Here are 10 simple things you can do, say and think about now before you have sex:


Sex Under the Influence

What Happens When You Are Under the Influence?

Alcohol abuse and using drugs can:

* Inhibit clear thinking and decision-making skills.
* Make talking and listening more difficult.
* Make it harder to assess potentially dangerous situations.
* Increase aggression.
* Decrease motor function so that it may be difficult to use a condom or another barrier method correctly.


Think Getting Drunk Is Sexy? Think Again…Too Much Alcohol Actually:

* Numbs the nerve endings in both male and female genitalia.
* Decreases female lubrication and can lead to painful sex.
* Affects the rational processes of the brain.
* Can increase one's expectations for the sexual experience, yet decrease desire, arousal and satisfaction.

Source: http://www.smartersex.org


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

How to Write a CV

Dear visitors,

Continuing the how to write a cover letter article, now I come with the "How to Write a CV"



The CV (resume, in American English) is meant to introduce you and your background to somebody who does not know you and barely has time to get to know you. It should present you in the best possible light, in a concise and well-structured manner. There are plenty of resume-writing guides out there, that can teach you to the smallest details how to write one. Their regular problem is that they do not agree with each other when it comes to details. This is why we have put here together a number of generally agreed guide-lines, plus some specific details that could help EE students. A regular CV for business purposes should definitely not go over one A4 page. If you intend to use it for academic purposes and not for a job, the CV can pass that limit, on the condition that you use the extra space to describe academic activities, like conferences, publications list, etc. A well-written CV shows first what is most important, but contains all relevant information. To this goal, we advise you to adapt it to your target (specific type of job or scholarship). Cut information from your CV only as a solution of last resort, but pay attention to the order in which you present it in your CV.


Print the CV on plain-white A4 paper, save some of the same type for the cover letter - did we say that you should never, but never! send a CV without a cover letter - and find matching A4 envelopes. If the announcement does not say anything about a cover letter, you still should send one. It introduces your CV to the reader, attracts attention to certain parts of it that you want to bring to light, or mentions aspects that for some reason could not be listed in your CV.

To make it look neat, we suggest you use one of the Word pre-made formats, unless you are a computer-savvy and feel confident that you can produce an even better-structured and easier-to-read format. You will be able to introduce you own headers in that format; below we have a word of advice for those most-often met in a CV.

Personal details - here you should include your birth date, contact address, email, telephone number and nationality. In case you have both a permanent and study address, include both, with the dates when you can be contacted at each of them. Personal details can be written with smaller fonts than the rest of your CV, if you want to save space. They do not have to jump in the reader’s attention - you will never convince somebody to hire you because you have a nice email alias! 

If your CV managed to awaken the reader's interest, he or she will look after contact details - it is important that they be there, but not that they are the first thing somebody reads in your CV. You should write your name with a bigger font than the rest of the text, so that the reader knows easily whose CV is he or she reading. If you need to save space, you can delete the Curriculum Vitae line on the top of your CV. After all, if you have done a good job writing it, it should be obvious that piece of paper is a CV, no need to spell it out loud. 

Objective - this is a concise statement of what you actually want to do. It's not bad if it matches the thing you are applying for. Don't restrict it too much "to get this scholarship", but rather "to develop a career in... " the thing that you're going to study if you get the scholarship. If you apply for a job, you can be even more specific - " to obtain a position in... , where I can use my skills in…". You can use a few lines to describes that specifically, but keep in mind that you should show what you can do for the company more than what the company can do for you. Writing a good objective can be tough; take some time to think about what exactly are you going to write there.

If you, the visitor of our site, are who we think we are - a young student, or a person who has just graduated, you should start your CV with your education. Very probably, at this age it is your most important asset. We suggest you use the reverse chronological order, since it is more important what master’s degree you have rather than that, very probably, you went to high school in your native town. No matter for which order you decide - chronological or reverse - you should keep it the same throughout the rest of your CV. Try to give an exact account of your accomplishments in school: grades (do not forget to write the scale if it may differ from the one the reader of your CV is used to), standing in class (in percent), title of your dissertation, expected graduation date if you think this is an important aspect. There is no need to write all of the above, but only those that put you in the best light. Are you not in the best 20% of your class? Better not to mention ranking then, maybe you still have good grades, or your school is a renowned one. In any case, do not make your results better than in reality - you cannot know how this information may be checked and the whole application will lose credibility. Cheating is a very serious offense in Western schools.

Awards received - you should introduce this header right after the education, in order to outline all the scholarly or otherwise distinctions you have received. Another solution is to include these awards in the education section, but this might make the lecture difficult - the reader wants to get from that section an impression about the schools you went to and the overall results, not about every distinction you were awarded. Still, these are important! Therefore, here is the place to mention them - scholarships, stages abroad you had to compete for, prizes in contests, any kind of distinction. Here, same as everywhere in your CV, write a detailed account of what happened: do not just mention the year and "Prize in Physics", but rather give the exact date (month), place, name and organiser of the competition. For a scholarship abroad, write the time frame, name of the University, Department, the subject of classes there - e.g. managerial economics - name of the award-giving institution, if different from that of the host-university. 

Practical experience - here you should include internships as well. Don't feel ashamed with what you did, don't try to diminish your accomplishments! Nobody really expects you to have started a million dollar business if you're still a student - even better if you did, though! Accountability is an important criterion for what you write in this section. The account should show what you improved, where, by how much, what your responsibilities were. The idea is that when you apply for a job you have to show growth-potential. That is, that you proved some kind of progress from one job to another and that especially at the last one you were so good, you could obviously do something that involves more responsibility - like the job you are applying for now. The overall result should portray you as a leader, a person with initiative and creativity - don't forget you have to convince the reader of your CV that you are the best pick for that job.

Extracurricular activities - if you're writing a professional, and not an academic CV, this is the place to mention conferences or any other activities outside the school that for some reason did not fit in the CV so far. A good section here can help a lot towards that goal of portraying you as a leader, a person with initiative, not just a nerd with good grades.
Languages - list here all the languages you speak, with a one-word description of your knowledge of that language. We suggest the following scale: conversational, intermediate, advanced, and fluent. List any certificates and/or results like TOEFL scores, with date.
Computer skills - write everything you know, including Internet browsers and text editing skills. There is no absolute need to know C++ unless you wanna be a programmer or something. List certificates and specialty studies as well.
Hobbies - list them if space is left on the page. They look fine in a CV, showing you are not a no-life workaholic, but a normal person. There is no need to have a 20,000 pieces stamp collection, you can mention reading or mountain tracking as well.

You can introduce other headers that suit your needs. Some CV's, for example, have a summary heading, that brings in front what the author considers to be the most important stuff in his/her CV. A references section, where you can list with contact details persons ready to recommend you can be added as well. If it misses, the recruiters will assume they are available on request.








Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cerebral Palsy

Mates, I am sure that there are most of us still don't have the same level of understanding regarding to "Cerebral Palsy". Even this words is really new to my ears since i join this new office. One of the team in this office is dealing with a club called CP (cerabral palsy) club. Curious on how and what it is, I try to search the issue of it and here is the article. Hopefully it will be able to enrich our knowledge and understanding about the CEREBRAL PALSY.
Well Mates, lets start.... :-)

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills (the ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way).
Cerebral palsy can also lead to other health issues, including vision, hearing, and speech problems, and learning disabilities.
CP is usually caused by brain damage that occurs before or during a child's birth, or during the first 3 to 5 years of a child's life. There is no cure for CP, but treatment, therapy, special equipment, and, in some cases, surgery can help a child who is living with the condition.

About Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common congenital (existing before birth or at birth) disorders of childhood. About 500,000 children and adults of all ages in the United States have the condition.

The three types of CP are:

1. spastic cerebral palsy — causes stiffness and movement difficulties
2. athetoid cerebral palsy — leads to involuntary and uncontrolled movements
3. ataxic cerebral palsy — causes a disturbed sense of balance and depth perception

Cerebral palsy affects muscle control and coordination, so even simple movements — like standing still — are difficult. Other vital functions that also involve motor skills and muscles — such as breathing, bladder and bowel control, eating, and learning — may also be affected when a child has CP. Cerebral palsy does not get worse over time.

Causes of Cerebral Palsy

The exact causes of most cases of CP are unknown, but many are the result of problems during pregnancy in which the brain is either damaged or doesn't develop normally. This can be due to infections, maternal health problems, or something else that interferes with normal brain development. Problems during labor and delivery can cause CP in some cases.

Premature babies — particularly those who weigh less than 3.3 pounds (1,510 grams) — have a higher risk of CP than babies that are carried full-term, as are other low birth weight babies and multiple births, such as twins and triplets.

Brain damage in infancy or early childhood can also lead to CP. A baby or toddler might suffer this damage because of lead poisoning, bacterial meningitis, malnutrition, being shaken as an infant (shaken baby syndrome), or being in a car accident while not properly restrained.

Diagnosing Cerebral Palsy

CP may be diagnosed very early in an infant known to be at risk for developing the condition because of premature birth or other health problems. Doctors, such as pediatricians and developmental and neurological specialists, usually follow these kids closely from birth so that they can identify and address any developmental delays or problems with muscle function that might indicate CP.

In a baby carried to term with no other obvious risk factors for CP, it may be difficult to diagnose the disorder in the first year of life. Often doctors aren't able to diagnose CP until they see a delay in normal developmental milestones (such as reaching for toys by 4 months or sitting up by 7 months), which can be a sign of CP.

Abnormal muscle tone, poorly coordinated movements, and the persistence of infant reflexes beyond the age at which they are expected to disappear also can be signs. If these developmental milestones are only mildly delayed, the diagnosis of CP may not be made until the child is a toddler.

Preventing Cerebral Palsy

In many cases the causes of CP are unknown, so there's no way to prevent it. But if you're having a baby, you can take steps to ensure a healthy pregnancy and carry the baby to term, thus lowering the risk that your baby will have CP.

Before becoming pregnant, it's important to maintain a healthy diet and make sure that any medical problems are managed properly. As soon as you know you're pregnant, proper prenatal medical care is vital. If you are taking any medications, review these with your doctor and clarify if there are any side effects that can cause birth defects.

Controlling diabetes, anemia, hypertension, seizures, and nutritional deficiencies during pregnancy can help prevent some premature births and, as a result, some cases of cerebral palsy.

Once your baby is born you can lower the risk of brain damage, which could lead to CP. Never shake an infant, as this can lead to shaken baby syndrome and brain damage. If you're riding in a car, make sure your baby is properly strapped into an infant car seat that's correctly installed — if an accident occurs, the baby will be as protected as possible.

Be aware of lead exposure in your house, as lead poisoning can lead to brain damage. Remember to have your child get his or her immunizations on time — these shots protect against serious infections, some of which can cause brain damage resulting in CP.

How Cerebral Palsy Affects Development

Kids with CP have varying degrees of physical disability. Some have only mild impairment, while others are severely affected.

Associated medical problems may include visual impairment or blindness, hearing loss, food aspiration (the sucking of food or fluid into the lungs), gastroesophageal reflux (spitting up), speech problems, drooling, tooth decay, sleep disorders, osteoporosis (weak, brittle bones), and behavior problems.

Seizures, speech and communication problems, and mental retardation are also common among kids with the severe form of CP. Many have problems that may require ongoing therapy and devices such as braces or wheelchairs.
Treatment of Cerebral Palsy

Currently there's no cure for cerebral palsy, but a variety of resources and therapies can provide help and improve the quality of life for kids with CP.

Different kinds of therapy can help them achieve maximum potential in growth and development. As soon as CP is diagnosed, a child can begin therapy for movement, learning, speech, hearing, and social and emotional development.

In addition, medication, surgery, or braces can help improve muscle function. Surgery can help repair dislocated hips and scoliosis (curvature of the spine), which are common problems associated with CP. Severe muscle spasticity can sometimes be helped with medication taken by mouth or administered via a pump (the baclofen pump) implanted under the skin.

A team of professionals will work with you to meet your child's medical needs. That team may include therapists, psychologists, educators, nurses, and social workers.

Many resources are available to help and support you in caring for your child. Talk to your doctor about finding those in your area.

Source : http://kidshealth.org

How To Write a Motivation/Cover Letter

Dear Mates! Hope that u are always in an excellent health and ready for the activities.
Hey, we are at the end of the working days. Its Friday mates!! Wow, thats why I feel so happy, hahaha...

Lots of us wonder and curious how to write a good motivation letter, or cover letter where we all aware that this letter play an important point when we applying a job.

The Cover Letter (CL) is the document that accompanies your CV when you are applying for a job. For academic purposes, the document used is typically called statement of purpose, and is laid out after somewhat different rules. The CL is short (200-250 words), with a quite rigid structure and has the layout of a letter. Its goal is to introduce the CV, to bring to attention aspects of your activity that can help your application and are not listed or not presented in the proper light in the CV. In short, its goal is to answer the recruiter's question: "Why should I hire this person?".



Layout.

The layout is that of a formal business letter: your address and contact details come under your name, in the upper right corner of the page. Underneath, aligned left, write the name, function, organisation and address of the person you are writing to. It is a lot better to know the name of the person who is going to read your letter. You should address the letter directly to him or her. In the case you do not know the name, an email, a little digging in the net or a phone call should help you get that name, in case it is not mentioned in the official announcement. Under the receiver's address, but aligned right, write the date of the day when you are writing the letter. You should spell the name of the month and use four digits for the year. You can put in front of the date the location, like Banda Aceh, 24th July 2009.

If you do know the name of the addressee, start with Dear Mr (Mister), Ms (Miss), Mrs (Mistress), Dr (Doctor), without the full stop that you might expect to follow the abbreviation, and the surname of the addressee, followed by comma (Dear Dr Smith,). In this case, you should end the letter with the salutation Yours sincerely. If you do not know the name, start with Dear Sirs, or Dear Sir or Madam and close with Yours faithfully. In American business correspondence, Yours truly is acceptable in both cases. Do not start the body of the mail with a capital letter, since it follows a comma.

Structure.

Ideally, a cover letter has no more than four paragraphs. The goal of the first is to specify what you are applying for and how did you find out about that opportunity. The last one outlines your availability for an interview, suggesting in this way a concrete follow-up for your application.

The second paragraph should list your skills and qualifications that make you the right person for the position you are applying for. Read carefully the announcement, identify the requirements and see how your skills match those required. Do not simply state you have them, prove it. Ideally, you should start from your experience and show how you have developed those qualifications by doing what you have been doing/learning. Same as in the case of your CV, the result should portrait you as an independent, creative person that can take initiative and deal with responsibilities, apart from the specific skills needed for the job. In short, the second paragraph should show why you are good for the job.

The third should point out why you want it. You should outline your interest for the skills you are going to learn if you get the job. The impression left should be that you can make a genuine contribution to the company's operations, while simultaneously deriving satisfaction from your work.

After the fourth paragraph leave a blank space, same as you should do in the beginning, after the salutation (Dear). Write the proper closing, as described above and your name. Do not forget to leave a blank space between the closing and your name and to sign the letter in that space.

Enclosure.

It is customary for formal letters to mention whether you have enclosed any documents accompanying the letter. Simply mention enclosure, or write curriculum vitae under the heading enclosure at the end of the letter.

Print the letter on A4 white paper same as that on which your CV was printed, and put both documents in an A4 envelope of matching color. If you are emailing it request a notification that your documents have been received. Wait at least two weeks since the day you sent your application or after the deadline before writing again in the case you did not get any answer.

Source: www.my-virtualcorner.blogspot.com



Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Welcome to My Corner

Room picture from here added with Alaika's pict and text.

Dear Mates,

Having this virtual place to share, learn and care each other is really-really a dream comes true for me! A dream that always motivated me to keep creative in writing, expressing my idea on paper (ups, no more paper since computer era take control the writing activities). J A dream that kept me surfing and learn in how to create a blog, as my corner to express and practice more this writing hobby.

And here it is. This dream comes true. Beside of my 5 Indonesian Language blogs, now I have the English version one! Horray!! Yea, having an English site, I wish will be able to facilitate me to have more networks, friends and partnership with you, people around the world. I believe, the more friends we have, the more networks developed, life will be more precious, right? J

But, as a newbie, of course I am far from having enough knowledge on blogging, posting, template, html and other related issues, but my big dream drove me to be brave on this start. Therefore my great gratitude is expressed for my entire blog-net teachers who are patiently briefed and taught me the knowledge. They are my virtual teacher that I just buzz them when seeing they are online, then connected each other with a proposal from me J to be briefed and guided. 

To Kang Rohman, thanks a lot for your KOLOM TUTURIAL, and your other blogs. They are really there when I needed. To my special virtual teacher who I found when I am in a big confusion (and event I don’t know his name yet J), I just kidnapped him when he was online on his yahoo messenger, to help me solving my confusion because some system on my blog was not working properly. To you J mas sjboy?? Thanks a lot yach!!

Many other gratitude also need to be submit to my other teacher such as Anne Ahira with her asianbrain.com, Joko Susilo, Fatih Syuhud, and any other 'master' whom I can’t mention one by one..

Finally, let me welcome you on this corner, enjoy your reading and visiting, hopefully the info-s providing here are useful for us. Please feel free to leave your input and comment.



Cheers,

Alaika