Effective study time at home

By Ruth Ninajanty. Originally published in The Jakarta Post's Education Tabloid, October 2017. After spending most of her day at school, fifth grader Yosefin is definitely tired when she arrives home. She leaves home at 6:30 a.m. and returns at 5 p.m. This year, her mother Hidiawati decided against enrolling her in any extracurricular activities so she can return home earlier and have more time to study. “I always try to be flexible when it comes to study time at home. I leave it up to … [Read more...]

6 Tips menjaga kesehatan tubuh saat Traveling

Akhir tahun 2017 akan segera tiba, begitupun juga waktu liburan akhir tahun. Mall-mall di kota besar seperti Jakarta mulai padati para penyedia jasa travel yang menawarkan paket wisata ke mancanegara. Pada saat traveling tentunya kita sudah menyusun beragam rencana untuk memaksimalkan waktu liburan yang ada. Dan tidak sedikit yang menderita sakit saat berpergian biasanya disebabkan karena pola makan yang tidak dijaga saat traveling, karena faktor cuaca yang kerap kali berbeda dengan tempat … [Read more...]

Kamera Fujifilm Melawan Guncangan Digital

by Dede Suryadi. Originally published in SWA on October 26, 2017 Berkat upaya transformasi dan adaptasi dengan tren yang berkembang, kamera Fujifilm berhasil melewati badai keterpurukan gara-gara booming kamera digital. Kini, berada di posisi tiga besar di industrinya. Innovating Out of Crisis: How Fujifilm Survived (and Thrived) As Its Core Business Was Vanishing adalah judul buku karya Shigetaka Komori, Chairman dan CEO Fujifilm Holdings Corporation. Komori menggambarkan bagaimana lan … [Read more...]

Menyantap Lezatnya Kalkun ala Hotel Fairmont Jakarta

Ada kabar yang menggembirakan datang dari salah satu Hotel ternama di Jakarta untuk para pecinta Whole Roasted Canadian Turkey (Kalkun Panggang ala Kanada). Hotel Fairmont Jakarta baru saja merilis menu kalkun lezat ini yang dapat dinikmati tanpa harus bertarung dengan macetnya Ibu Kota, untuk merayakan hari Thanksgiving, Christmas dan Boxing Day bersama keluarga di rumah. Menu yang dinamakan Turkey-To-Go ini tersedia dalam dua macam pilihan, paket medium dengan bobot 5kg dan paket besar … [Read more...]

To Quit or not to Quit

AS THE YEAR COMES TO  A CLOSE, YOU MIGHT BE THINKING OF STARTING A NEW CHAPTER IN YOUR CAREER LIFE. SO, SHOULD YOU QUIT? There are things to consider before you tender your resignation letter and call it quits. These ideas might be worth pondering before make your call. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? Career life has its own phases and stages. It’s more than just about making money. As a matter of fact, it’s closely linked to our personal needs as human being. As such, you might want to ta … [Read more...]

7 Most Bizarre Wedding Traditions

As the wedding season culminates in the last quarter of the year, these facts will show you how love comes in multitude of expressions. Germany During the wedding, the bride and groom have to saw a log in half in front of the guests to prove that they can work together and face future obstacles come what may. Scotland Before the bride and groom don their finest grabs, they will be sloshed with alcohol and covered in flour, ash or feathers by family and friends the day before … [Read more...]

InterContinental Bandung: The Green Sanctuary

Words: Aulia R. Sungkar. Photos: Ricky Adrian. Originally published in Indonesia Design, Oct-Nov 2017 edition. Beautifully nestled on the hill of Dago Pakar, this InterContinental Hotel has become the pride of Bandung for its green design and natural surroundings, along with facilities that cater to those seeking leisure, MICE and wedding destinations. Heading northwest of Bandung will take you to a pine forest and natural park popularly known as Dago Pakar. This is where your eyes … [Read more...]

Safe travel means holding a travel insurance policy

By Sudibyo M. Wiradji. Originally published in The Jakarta Post on October 18, 2017 Aditya (not his real name) had prepared everything for a two week holiday to Europe, expect for travel insurance. The 39-year-old manager of a private company had traveled overseas several times but had sneezed at the idea of needing insurance as he left everything to Yang di atas, another way of saying to God. But this time around he felt a bit unwell as he had a cough, followed sometimes by s … [Read more...]

Insurance industry challenging yet promising

By Aulia R. Sungkar. Originally published in The Jakarta Post on October 18, 2017 Teddy was very skeptical about having an insurance policy. It wasn’t about the money, as he successfully turned his export business into a profitable venture. “But just like many other Indonesians, we still faced a steep learning curve in dealing with insurance products,” Lani, Teddy’s wife, recalled. That was in the late 1990s, during the heyday of his business. Later, in the early 2000s,  the business … [Read more...]

Semarang, Dulu Sampai Sekarang

Jelajahi Semarang seperti seorang penduduk lokal. Hangout di kafe kekinian dalam bangunan historis, belanja di pasar antik, dan berwisata di wilayah pegunungan dengan pemandangan yang mendebarkan.   Kota Semarang masuk dalam daftar 5 besar untuk kategori “metropolitan” di Indonesia. Kota yang jatuh ke tangan Belanda sejak 1705 ini punya aksen kolonial yang kental, tapi perkembangan modernnya juga tak kalah mencolok. Gedung-gedung  baru dan bangunan pencakar langit kini telah menjunjung tingg … [Read more...]