Monthly Archives: April 2009

chewing gum and memory

Hello all, well how was your week? It’s almost a week since my last post. Yeah this is my mid semester test weeks; I have to abandon my blog and my other guilty pleasures. (But, Own a blog isn’t a kind of guilty pleasure, is it?)

Now I’m googling to seek many theories about my experimental (kind) assignment. It’s boring and interesting at the same time. My experiment is standing under the construct of memory. Why I use memory for my construct? Because memory is capable to be measured, and it has its own standardization, so we don’t need to make any standard score., they have made it already. My team (has 5 personnel include me) and I decided to have a research problem: Do chewing gum have any influences to the short term memory?. For me it’s not really exciting, but yet I’m excited, hahaha! The fundamental reason is that we have already found the phenomenon at my faculty, describes about the condition, which is demanding the students to have a good memory, in order to store and/or recall all the lessons, especially at the 1st year studying. So many theories we need to know them on exact.

gumkitty enjoys the gum, hahah!

Nah, I have just read about the theory of memory, telling that chewing gum may improve our memory. If your cognitive skills are not at their best, you may just need a stick of gum to boost your brain power. Research at the University of Northumbria and the Cognitive Research Unit in Reading, England, shows that the repetitive chewing motion positively influences thinking, memory, and other mental tasks. *sigh* Andrew Scholey of the University’s Human Cognitive Neuroscience Unit presented his team’s findings at the 2001 British Psychological Society’s annual conference in Blackpool. He explained that “the mild increase in heart rate may improve the delivery of oxygen and glucose to the brain, enough to improve cognitive function.”. Additionally, chewing gum induces a surge of insulin due to the mouth watering in anticipation of a meal. “It is known that there are insulin receptors in areas of the brain important for learning and memory,” Scholey said.

Then what are we going to do with this jerky research? We ascertain the accuracy and reliability of this theory when it demonstrates practically (don’t forget that theory and practice are not that determined and alike, they may change, they may be different). The experiment will have 30-40 samples from my faculty, and they will be sorted into 2 groups. Each group will have the different treatment. Group A will chew a gum, and group B will not. Both of those groups will have a task to remember a phrase, or few rhymes of poetry (we’ll choose which task is better, as soon as we need, ahaah!). After remembering (and storing into their memory), they have to fill in the blank, about the poetry or the phrase that they’ve already remembered. Hope with this experiment, we really find it out then.

This is my 1st time doing an experiment. I’m both curious and anxious. =((((

PS : if you want to learn more about chewing gum and memory, you can click this site, or this.

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awards from igna and u-ung

woaah i have 3 awards in one time, thank you thank you thaaank you friends! *kisses

first award comes from Igna

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the Rules :

1. put the logo

2. put the link of the blog who has given you this award

3. give this award to those 10 people who are friendly and inspiring, put their blog’s link also.

4. tell them you’ve given this award by leave a message on their blog.

the second award (which has the similar rules) comes from U-ung

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and the last award comes from her too..

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i have to put my bad habits into a list, here they are :

1. moody

2. too-hard thinking

3. smoking

4. sometimes i become to indecisive person

5. pessimistic

i give theses awards to : audrey, boot, ella, ippa, meyriska, karin, priska, tika, vanessa, and wahyu ..

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(Honest Scrap) Award From Nitia

Hello again, people.. woohoo I’m back, I always feel glad when I write things, because I know I can’t do it that often on weekdays. College, yeah what else?

Anyway guys, I got a honest scrap award from my friend, Nitia, I thanked by giving her a smooch, hihi..

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The Rules :

The Honest Scrap award comes with a caveat or two.

Firstly, you have to tell your readers ten things about you they may not know, but that are true.  Secondly, you have to tag 10 people with the award.

My 10 uncensored things you may not know are :

1.  I wish I could have a harp, own harp, and present some on-stage performances with playing harp, but I think it won’t come true, harps are having a high-enough level of difficulty, and too expensive to buy for an amateur harpist like me. I adore Maya Hasan (a local harpist from my country) and Julia Thornton (a harpist from Atlanta), I’ve seen Hasan’s performance 3 times, and I was amazed all over again.

2.  I love women. Women are beautiful, in every single way. Their body, their face, their hair, their maternal behaviors, kind-heart, I don’t care whether they are feminine, masculine or androgyny, all same. I’m proud to be a woman and I’ll fight for women’s life someday. Humans cannot stay alive and breathe if there are no women. Loving women doesn’t mean I’m a Lez girl, hahaha.. (Although sexual orientation *homo, hetero, bi* is now a way to choose)

3.  Recently, I really love shopping. I’ve already bought 2 pairs of shoes, some tops, jackets, books, and now I’m craving for a pair of broken-white sneakers.. 😉

4.  I have been struggling with some family problems since don’t know when. My parents have divorced when I was 12, and living in a broken home family is not that easy (but we’re going to be fine, no need to hyperbolize). My mom and dad are not (and would never be) good parental caregivers. They are too busy to think about their grownup children and as the time goes by, I don’t really need their quality times, I just need their trust. Really!

5.  (Correlated with and caused by thing above) I admit myself being independent. My mum indulged me in order to be an independent person who not hanging her life on a man, or other people. She often says (either directly or indirectly), “stand on your feet, don’t beg, don’t be pampered, you’re not a baby anymore. Go working and there’s no time to be lazy!”, and her lines are driving me enough not to have any form of dependence.

6.  I’m now in love with someone, hahahaha.. He’s my senior at high school, and oh my gosh, he’s so good looking and such a kind person! Wish me luck, hahahah!

7.  I love collecting lingerie from several famous brands. There’s nothing guiltier than spending my unacceptable amount of money to buy lingerie, when apparently I need that money to pay my outbound fee, to buy some college books, and to repair my hand phone. Doh! (I’m sorry mum, dad!)

8.  I’m a number one fan of ice cream and chocolate. When will I have my own ice cream factory?

9.  I can’t ride a bicycle. I have a traumatic event with bicycle, and after that event, I have never tried to ride again. I think I forget how to ride, haha!

10.  I can’t leave my house without wearing my pink blush on. My cheeks are chubby and I’m not really glad to it. I cover my chubby-cheeks with blush on. Besides, I think blush on (and lipstick) is the easiest makeup to use.

I think now I have to pee. Hahahaha, hey it’s an uncensored!! Ok now I’m tagging : Neno, Sherryta, U-ung, Audrey Gabriella, Ayu, and everyone who getting interested to do this homework..  Bye all, mwah! =)

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glad to see you again here.. =)

Hello folks, how are you doing there? I’m now on wordpress, my blog on blogger.com is no longer updated, I can’t sign in (means I can’t do posting), but I still can open my blog without sign in though. I don’t even know what the wrong is. I’ve tried to sign in at other laptops but no differences. The worst is, I can’t import my posts from blogger to wordpress, so I feel like I have a new blog, hmm.. but it doesn’t really matter, anything may go wrong and have some errors, so yeaah, transferring my blog to this site is no way problem. =)

Finally I meet Saturday, and Saturdays are always relaxing me, after 5 days with full of occupations, assignments, and hard thoughts, then on Saturdays, I have not to do them. Thank you, Saturday! I’m thinking to have a good nap, because I only slept for about 4 hours per day in the past 3 days, I’m afraid of being sick because on the next 2 weeks I’ll have my mid semester test. I’m estimating I’ll do a hard work for this mid, the take home tests are so difficult and tiring, and so the writing tests. If I’m sick, I’ll lose my effort to do good, and I don’t want to lose anything at the moment. I’m now on an ambition to increase my GPA. Sicknesses in any form are not excused presently.

Ah shit, my eyes can’t compromise, I’m going to take a nap, I don’t want to be late to meet my friends tonight, I think I’ll go sleep for 3 hours then wake up and prepare for Saturday night. Have a great weekend, all.. I’ll write again tonight or after I get up.. bye!

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relationship and its own little things

My friend tagged me her note, and here is the note :

a super slut (not super star. cause she’s an actress) take all of her clothes in front of my boyfriend. what should i do?
*make some scratch on her face?
*bunch her hair?
or
*still believe with him?

WHAT SHOULD I DO?!!! it makes me insane slowly.

I was confused what I should write her, after finally I wrote :

i think scratch her face should be great, you’ve long and sharp nails, ahahahahaaa! Ah don’t take it too complicated, you haven’t seen whether your BF is effected or not, the faith will set him. =)

It was bit shocking me, I know on previous that she’s fine with her BF, then why she came and tagged me a note like that? *questioning*

Do you think it’s helping or not? Whatever..

Tonight, my friend told me what chronologically happened. That girl took off her clothes while her (my friend) BF was watching TV, then swung her clothes near him (the BF), the BF was curious, “whose these?”, he babbled, a way before he looked that was a naked girl in front of his eyes. Every man should be shocked of course, and it could be a fantastic view for him, hahaha! The BF tried to be a trustworthy by telling my friend that accident. However, who wouldn’t be afraid if our partner tells about that to us? Everyone would, I think, and it’s normal in every similar condition.

I’m wondering, why that girl dared herself to be naked where she knows there’s a boy near her? In addition, why she didn’t use the toilet or another costume room!? Oh Lord, seems every relationship problem begins with a stupid matter. We usually hear or read or whatever the way is, somebody has a break up with her/his partner because an-uninvited-person. Then the faith will work, the trust will appear, back on how that person allow them to control the relationship, not by anger anymore. Anger is good for self-survival but not that good for relationship problems’ solution. I’m not an expert on love things, but I bet (as I told you before), the relationship is not about love alone, we need such several other things to get it long-lasting, and I think the faith, the trust, the hopes, and our religious manner are included.. =)

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trashy story, don’t read if don’t have any time. =P

I don’t even know what my lecturers were thinking about. They gave me the deadline before Easter Holiday. Really, really asshole! Okay, due to catholic university, i always have 3 days holiday on Christians’ holy week, start on Maundy Thursday (no, not on Ash Wednesday, we still have a class and be busy), then Good Friday, Holy Saturday, finally end on Palm Sunday (or paschal). I’m now not going to explain about those days, I’m not a liturgy and I have nothing with it. I’m blind.

What I’m talking about is that I’m going to curse my pre-holy week assignments which make me swear that I’ll be dead on Wednesday, LOL. My nerve is just on the top of head, I become panicky, and for God’s sake, I HATE BEING LIKE THIS, I HATE!!! I haven’t got good sleep, the time was running out (like a song’s title, hahaha!), and was more important than money (no ‘time is money’ left, now time is more than everything. haah, too much!!)

I’m trapped in the catholic uni which has (too) high-standardization and we (students) need to work out of our capability if we want to graduate on the time. Hell what? I just want my certificate, my title, be a cum laude, why do they make it so hard? What an anal! *out of control, I’m sorry for my uneducated speaking* I’m not the follower of Christ but If Jesus resurrected (again?) in front of my eyes, I’d asked Him to see how shit my lecturers are. It’s not a good action to cursing lecturers, I know, but have to express my anger before it’s exploded, before I’m depressed, I have to save my self from anything, hahahaha, another too much!

my best friends, hahahaha! FCK! i don’t need lecturer,
i just need these.

I almost cried at class this morning, my lecturer said about the deadline would be on Wednesday, and on Tuesday I have to collect my scoring-and-or-interpreting task (it’s not easy, I remind you! It is about somebody’s life, I need to be professional with extra compulsive and carefully thinking), then on Wednesday I’ll give a presentation but yet with collect that psychometrics-hectic assignment. Just (subjectively) saying, psychometrics is the most disgusting subject ever, and that is the only subject which makes me suffering *inhaling, exhaling*. Actually, all I need is a time out, just a while, why I can’t have it? I have a right to take my time out, but I think my lecturer doesn’t want to give it. Ok, if like that, i’ll take it on my own.

Fiuhh. Tired. God, I’m tired. I’m bored, and silently crying. I feel like I can’t do this, seems like it’s getting harder and harder. This condition is so slugging me. I have to be more creative to keep my sane, to struggle with, and finally pass it. But how? Everyone gives me shit, everything is an ass, and everytime is a stuck out.
I think it’s enough. I have to back to my real life, face it through, dead or still alive, there’s always a strength.
i wish, i can enjoy my holy-week holiday fully. amin amin amiin.

According to Alexander the great : “a wise man knows when to stop”, and now I stop.

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it’s been a year. (29.03.08 – 29.03.09)

Weew, it has been a year! About a year ago, on a same date, same month, my ex and me decided to end our relationship up. I forgot this day firstly, but my ex suddenly text me, here is my via-text message conversation :

Him : “hei, hari ini tanggal 29 ya, hehehe! (hey, today is 29th, isn’t? LOL)”.
Me :
“hahah, OMG iya ya, aku lupa!
Ya ampun, udah setahun ya! (OMG, yes it is, I forget! Oh my, it has been a year!)”
Him :
“iya Rah, aku lagi ngerayain sama temen-temen, hehehe. Sejujurnya, aku nggak dan belum bisa menghapus kamu dari ati aku, tapi aku juga tau, aku nggak mungkin bisa balik lagi ke hidupmu, walaupun aku udah berusaha lupain dengan jadian ama cewek lain, sampe akhirnya putus lagi, tetep kamu yang ada di dalam hatiku.
Sampai detik ini setiap tanggal 29, aku masih ngerayain. (yes Rah, i’m now celebrating it with my friends, LOL. Honestly, I haven’t been, and can’t erase you from my heart. Although I’ve tried to forget you with have a relationship with another girl, until broke up, you’re still in my heart. Till this time on every 29th, I always celebrate it.”
Me
: =) =) =) (read : speechless)
Him
: “ ^_^ maaf Rah, aku masih cinta kamu. (I’m sorry Rah, I still love you)”
Me
: =) =) =) (read : speechless again)
Him
: “bisa nggak aku ketemu kamu?
Aku kangen. (can i meet you? I miss you)
Me
: “bisa. Nanti aku kabarin kamu. (yes, we can. I’ll contact you later)”
Him
: oke. Good night Rah, met bobo. (Ok, Good night Rah, sleep well)

After that, I was just thinking about him, about us. Our memories, our fights, our intimacy, togetherness, everything. We had so many things; and it’s definitely hard for me to forget those. We actually belong to the different religion, I am Muslim, and he’s catholic. My dad was disagreed with our relationship, and so was his mum. My mum never mentioned it, she is more liberal than my dad, and his dad is Muslim too, he was fine. His mum is the most disagreed person, she had tried more and more to separate us, and he (my ex) used to be careful in every step he takes if it’s related to me, like make a phone call, sms, go out, and so on. And you know, have a backstreet relationship isn’t always good and easy. Sometimes it’s getting harder in some situations. But believe it or not, my ex and me can through it for almost 3 years (in add, we broke up on a same day we started it. Sick, huh? MORE THAN THAT, I was dying in my first 2 month).

Although he’s not a worth guy for me to deserve, and he has less maturity than I wanted, I still love him, the way he was. I didn’t care how childish he was, all I want was him. Then finally, I got tired, I was sick, and he was so. We decided to leave each other. Surely, it didn’t mean I hate him. I can’t hate someone who has given his time to me, he’s no need to be hated. But relationship is not about love alone, we need many things beyond love itself, to build a good relationship. Love can make us tougher to face anything, and it has an integration with such several other things. That’s why I was daring to end it up, for the sake of our future. He deserves another girl as I deserve another boy. We just had spent time together to fill our heart, to acknowledge this life better, to understand how it supposed to be, and I’ve learned many things with my relationship, our relationship. Thank God I found him, without him, I can’t know these all. =)

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