Tuesday, March 31, 2009

-Not so- Light Meal for My Brain

I just finished reading this book called SIX THINKING HATS by Edward De Bono. I LOOOVEEE THIS BOOK. So inspiring!


Knowing that thinking is the ultimate human resource, i realize then how i have to optimize my thinking capasity. This book helps me find the best strategy to do that. So many inspiring thoughts are revealed in this book. Like this one, my favorite..

^The only people who are very satisfied with their thinking skill are those poor little thinkers who believe that the purpose of thinking is to prove yourself right -to their own satisfaction.^


Here are those wonderful six hats with its concern: (i rewrote it down with some key concepts, it helps to comprehend it easily)

WHITE HAT

neutral and objective.

is concerned with objective facts and figures.

  • What information do we have?

  • What information do we need?

  • What information is missing?

  • What questions do we need to ask?

  • How we are going to get the information we need?

  • Discussion, argument, consensus

  • How true is a fact?

RED HAT

anger, rage and emotions.

gives emotional view.

  • Can thinking change emotions?

  • The emotional background.

  • Emotions as bargainingg positions.

  • Emotions, values, choices.

  • Emotions do not have to be logical or consistent.

  • Resist the temptation to justify emotions.

  • Hunches, intuitions, impressions

  • No need to give reasons or the basis

BLACK HAT

somer and serious.

is cautious and careful.

Points out the weakness in an idea.

  • How something does not fit our experience.

  • Why something may not work.

  • Pointing out difficulties and problems.

  • Staying within the law.

  • Keeping the values and ethics.

  • Point out errors in thinking

  • Is it the only possible conclusion?

YELLOW HAT

sunny and positive.

Is optimistic and covers hope and positive thinking.

  • Positive thinking

  • Yellow is for sunshine and brightness

  • Optimism

  • Focus on benefit

  • Constructive thinking and making things happen

  • From the hopeful to the logical.

  • What is realism?

  • Background reasons for the optimism.

  • Proposal and suggestions

GREEN HAT

is grass, vegetation, and abundant, fertile growth

indicates creativity and new ideas.

  • New ideas, new concepts, and new perceptions

  • The deliberate creation of new ideas

  • Alternatives and more alternatives

  • Change

  • New approaches to problem

  • Random provocation

  • Pride in the exercise of a skill

  • Shaping and tailoring ideas

BLUE HAT

is cool

is concerned with control, the organization of the thinking process, and the use of the other hats.

  • Thinking about thinking

  • Instructions for thinking

  • Asking the rigtht questions

  • Defining the problem

  • Setting the thinking tasks

  • Choreography

  • Observation and overview


Result for applying Six Hats Thinking Method:

1. Power (intelligence, experience, knowledge)

2. Time Saving

3. Removal of ego

4. One thing at a time

Are you considering it too??

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Houseplant

I checked on my email this morning and someone sent me this wonderful insprational thought . I would like to share to everyone who read this blog ..

"Dear Putri,

This week I'd like to bring up one of life's small pleasures that actually provides quite a bit of satisfaction: the houseplant. Have you ever noticed how houseplants make a d├ęcor more warm and welcoming? There's something pleasing and comforting about them.

The Chinese have long believed that houseplants generate positive energy, Putri, and modern scientific studies support the value of having plants in homes, offices, or environments such as hospitals, schools, and other institutions.

Actually, there are many benefits to having plants around us. As plants take in the air around them, they actually remove some of the airborne toxins and replenish the environment with oxygen. Peace lilies, bamboo, palms, and spider plants are thought to be especially effective at clearing the air of unpleasant toxic chemicals. In addition, studies have shown that plants also have a positive physiological effect on us, by providing relief from anxiety, lowering blood pressure, and adding to a general sense of well-being.

Plants in school and work environments have been credited for boosting productivity, shortening reaction time, increasing spatial perceptions, and building concentration. Students who study with plants nearby are more likely to be in regular attendance, while people who work in offices surrounded by plants tend to enjoy their jobs more than employees who work in more sterile environments.

Personally, Putri, I think the nicest thing about plants is the simple fact of having these living, green organisms growing in my home and office. I hope you are already enjoying the calming and pleasant benefits of your own houseplants. But if you haven't been exercising your green thumb, maybe it's time to get your hands a little dirty!"

..if possible i'm gonna start growing some houseplants at home. ^_^

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mother Earth needs Our Help

Newest edition of Glamour magazine reveals 30 little ways to save our planet earth, lets have a look and do some acts:
  1. Think outside the recycling box.

  1. Sign up for online banking.

  1. Shop online, too.

  1. Buy local, whenever possible.

  1. Switch to green power.

  1. Adjust your thermostat.

  1. Slow down on the road.

Mojave Dessert

  1. Pick up something vintage.

  1. Skip meat once a week.

  1. Switch to rechargeable batteries.

  1. Stop the catalog insanity.

  1. Buy makeup you can refill.

  1. Order the good kind of fish.

  1. Use online music stores and DVD clubs.

  1. Pick up a reusable water bottle.

  1. Skip the screen saver.

  1. Fix that broken thing.

  1. Turn the washing machine to cold.

  1. Get instantly ecosmarter.

  1. Look for earth-friendly packaging.

  1. Be kind to your wardrobe.

  1. Get some fun, cheap china.

  1. Just say no to plastic bags--and paper ones.
  1. Double-side and single-space.

  1. Two words: power strip.

  1. Walk, run or bike.

  1. Make one green investment.

  1. Go ahead and use the dishwasher.
  1. Be a friend to a farmer.

  1. Hit the park on April 22, Earth Day.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

in LOVE with MARC

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2009
These are my favorites:



(source: New York Mag)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Alexa Chung


ADORABLE MISS CHUNG..
got it from Garance Dore

this is how to make it possible..

Monday, March 9, 2009

Jakarta Toy Fair 2009

Last Sunday, Nanda and si monyet took me to Jakarta Toy Fair 2009. Attending toy fair brings out child side of me. I'm a very young girl at heart actually. Sometimes, i view my world as a playground where a little girl can learn many things she wants to. I realize then, i would never move on from this side of me. To be honest, i love being a little girl. Well, but everyone has to move on from their comfort zone, right?!

..and for now, i love to see my self as a big girl, striving to be a grown-up woman. hihihi.. who enjoys every second of her life learning that life isn't easy to deal, yet considering it -still- as a playground which is physically challenging and fun place to hang around.


I enjoyed my time there, i took a look around.
Here's what i saw,
so many tiny cute things..

Mickey-Minnie, Mario-Luigi, Donkey Kong..
all of them are my childhood bestfriends.
Just love them all!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mr. A-Z grooved Jakarta

Jason Mraz performed spectacular in the Java Jazz 2009 event. Not only he sang with his beautiful voice but also entertained audiences with his unique body language, very groovy! Nothing more to say, he was amazing! I wish i could have more and more of his performance.

Java Jazz 2009 = exciting! Unfortunately, there were lack of services provided in. Started buying tickets on line, ticket redeemed, until the event itself. My impression about Java Jazz 2009 is not well organized:
1. Suddenly, online ticket purchasing was temporarilly closed. Made in early January, Jason Mraz was scheduled would perform on Friday. But then, they informed he would also perform on Saturday with longer duration. Me and Nanda already bought tickets for Friday. If we knew earlier that Jason Mraz would also perform on Saturday, we'd rather buy tickets for Saturday. huh!
2. Queuing system was bad. Started from tickets redeemed at The Sultan (there's only one ticket box and few officers) until the concert hall. all we had to do is QUEUING.

Fortunately, i met some friends there. All my regret washed away because of them. We had fun there, laughing! as always.. hihihihi



Thursday, March 5, 2009

Weekender's Agenda

For this weekend, i already have plans on attending:
  • Java Jazz 2009 *so excited* Jason Mraz, my favorite singer ever!!, will perform in that event
  • "Bazaar Mancanegara Pensiunan Pegawai Departemen Luar Negeri" located in somewhere at Senayan
  • Toy Exhibition (somewhere at Senayan too, don't know where the exact location) with my si monyet and Nanda
  • Glodok.. boys' business actually.. si monyet and Nanda have same hobby which is.. modifying miniature cars. They're gonna buy the materials there. Cool hobby tho!
Hopefully all the plans i've made gonna go well *fingers cross*

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Such Great Heights

Want them so bad..

Dolce & Gabbana Cannes Lace Up Pump


Steve Madden


Christian Louboutin Juste Python Sandal


Yves Saint Lauren Satin Peep Toe


Balmain Chrystal Panel


Valentino Jeweled Bow Dorsay


Miu Miu Pantent Leather Wedges


Balm Sandal BCBGirls