Western Union Fee for transfering money in Indonesian Bank

I'm writing this blog in a private Bank in Indonesia... I've sent money twice and now I found that Western Union Fee for transfering money to Kuala Lumpur is more cheap by using CIMB Niaga Bank.

The currency rate exchange are good... It seems I'll do money transfer in this Bank only for now on...

What about you? Did you have another experience by using Western Union in Indonesia?

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Writing Tips... If you want to be a good writer

Hello all... At this time I'll write my feeling about my latest hobby that can make me to keep write in my little blogs... Even I know, only a little people came to visit my blog site....

My latest hobby are writing and playing with my Apple gadgets... But for this article I'll talk about my writing habits....

I love to write, and nowadays, there are so many facilities to keep your mind and idea keep recorded and give a contribution to this world... Either it positive or negative.

before became active in blogging worlds, I'm writing and sharing my idea and knowledge in community forums like in www.videogamesindonesia.com/forum, some of my idea are having a good welcome and some others not.... Nowadays, there are so many way to make your ideas and draft to get published, one of all of them are the blogs, and I'm using it, currently in this page that you're seeing now....

I'll sharing some of writing tips... Formerly (and still active until today) I'm working in distribution company as a distributors and also coach/trainers... In my spare time I'm write some of my little knowledge and share it in some forums... And I found it to be a fun to became active as online writers so I give my time not as a contributor but active as moderators in several forums....

Now I'm improving my writing skills by writing my hobbies and knowledge for my blogs, some threads in several forums, and some review article about books and movies....

Enough of introduction.... Here are some tips from me when you want to be a good writers

1. Prepare yourself
Prepare yourself for write constantly, this one need a great commitment and you must be ready mentally and decide to write, not because you good on it and want to get profit, but because you love it, your publication will be knowed and can touch the heart of your readers when you doing your writing with love... Just like cooking or any jobs in this world eh? :)

2. Give a time
You don't need a whole day to make a good writing.... Let say you're very busy man.... Just spend five or ten minutes to write, you can use your Blackberry or netbook, or small papers... Write what's in your mind whenever you've a time.... If you've Blackberry just like me, write your idea and send it into your blog.... If you only have the point share it with twitter or facebook... It can be a good things because you can get feedback from your friends and improving your write.... Just spend your time... Like any other subject... The quantities are not the ultimate things... But the consistent efforts is the most important things.

3. Prepare your tools
You can use your pda, Blackbery, iPod Touch, PC, Mac, papers, even an old typewriters.... Everything that can be use to write and store your ideas.... Just prepared it, when you in a iddle momment like waiting in a line, or waiting the queue of customer service in a Banks... You can use your times to make your skill improved and still productive as always... Don't postponed it.... Make it as your habits.... And always keep in your mind that writings is an important things like breathing....

4. Prepare your methods and framework, create your writing style.

Just like another field of expertise... Writing is an art... And you need a style to make it as a valuable commodity.... You can learn your style from your favourite books, from your favourites keynotes speakers in a seminars, or from your favourite movies or songs.... Learn from where is the best part from the media you already love, get to know how they or how the way they can get your attentions.... Learn the plot.... But don't became other people.... Do it with yourself.... You don't need to worry if you need to copycat a style from a writer for the begining... Just write... It gonna be okay... Because the more you write, the more you shape your style.

5. Place

Place for writing are not strictly by the boundaries... Who says good writings need a good place? You can do it everywhere....

I'm ussualy doing my write in cafe, toilet, and in my bed rooms.... Write anywhere you want....

That's all for now.... I'm feel sleepy now... But I promise you that I will update the writing tips...

I hope you enjoy and can get a use from my tips... If you've a comment or suggestion.... I love to read it from you... Just leave a message in this blog....

Thank You

Christian over and out :D

*beep*


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iPad mock up image

Here is some image of iPad... I know it's just a mock up, since Aplle are to good the keep their products in development secret... But it's a good things to imagine..

Let's hope this'll be true... They planned to announce about this new gadgets in January 2010, and start to distribute it in May 2010...

Enjoy the picture :D
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Apple iPad rummours??

Well... I'm a good fans for Apple products, and following as much as I can for all latest Apple products...

We all know that the iPhone and iPod Touch slightly threat the netbook market, because of their capabilities.... Both of them are good for playing multimedia contents or for browse the internet... The main purpose for netbook.

And since there are no plan from Apple Inc. Netbook, we can't hope they soon launch a cheap netbook running MacOSX.... Although I'm using retail copy of Leopard for my Dell Mini Inspiron 10V (and the good things is it run almost perfect).

Rumours say the new iPad will be have 10 inch display and running the iPod touch/iPhone Os... Perfect for reading ebook, browse the internet, and playing multimedia files....

I hope Apple inc. Will create this gadget and launch it into market... It'll be a good product and will be a good alternatives from amazon kindle... Since I'll prefer the iPad because of easy operational routine in their OS....

Let's wait and pray this will be happen :)


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Another function of Apple Remote, cool presentation controlers

If you think the Apple remote isn't worth for buying (because latest models of Macbook didn't include the Apple remote in the package) because it only useful for enjoying movie in front row or controls your iTunes content and you think not to buy it because didn't care for using a remote in portable systems, then you can't say hello for easy and convenient wireless control for doing keynotes presentation in wireless and stylish way...

Yup... I didn't kidding you, it can be use for controling your slideshow in keynotes 2009 (and also 2008), but you can't use it directly in the Keynotes apps.... You need to convert the slide show into a Quicktime movie.... Place it in a folder that can be accessed by Front Row, and browse the files by using front row...

What? Are you still using Microsoft Office in MacOSX??? I hope you consider to switch to Keynotes from iLife Office Suites... Because it can give you more value added presentation in a such stylish and better way because of the animation effects and transition effects....

And the capabilities of Apple Remote are trully incredible and good, it never disapointed you, because after all... It's very responsive, and you can make your audience for your keynotes speaking give you a good respect for your slide show display... Because the quality of animation from Keynotes are cool and looks like a hard stuff to create... Especially when you work or get your education in Windows oriented environment...

You can buy the remote online from this url : www.apple.com

So, Apple Remote isn't just for fun eh??? It can be use to support your activities.... And you'll love it, because if you familliar with iPod or another Apple gadget, it can be used easily....

Grab your apple remotes now guys!!! And don't forget to practices to be a good keynotes communicators.... all of this gadgets can save your time for clicking in a wireless mouse or keyboard... It'll help you to practices alone doing your speaking....




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Burn After Reading Movie Review

After doing a little review about the latest movie I've saw, then I'm will be doing some review for a long long ago released movie, yup... The Burn After Reading.

It maybe a big late (if I can't say it a little late) because this movie started the premiere this month, I think it's because there are too many dirty language and adult scene in this movie, so this movie can't show while in holiday seasons in Indonesia, because in Indonesia we ussually go to teathers with our childrens, and ratings in Indonesia only have a little attention for the people in this country... Yup... Ignorance ratio in this country are high...

So... When I'm looking for the information about this movie from my Blackberry devices through teathere website... The genre I saw was Comedy... But when I saw this movie, it's true that genre information not wrong and tell the truth...

But from my friends point of view, they can't understand that this movie are presenting a black comedy or satire comedy (I'm not sure which jargon can be true)...

This movie only showing a league of foolish people with a foolish dialogue and foolish act... One of the brilliant character in this movie is Chad, which performed by Brad Pitt.... I'm impressed with his characteristic and how he performed the foolish and (I would say so... IDIOT) funny character....

This movie theme are intelligence, this story begin from a plan from Ex-CIA personel who get caugh to be an alcoholc and get fired because of his bad habit....

After he get fired, then he wants to write a memoirs of himself working in CIA as a book...

And then, his wife who want to divorce Oz, consult to her law consultant and the consultant write all information into a single disc....

And this where cruellity began... The disc are lost, and founded in a locker room in hard bodiest health and fitness centre... To make you enjoy the movie, I'm not gonna spoiled all of the funny things and the plot....

The funniest thing is the ending... I recomended you to buy a copy of this movie, either in a DVD, Bluray, or the copy of whole movies in digital content provider such as iTunes or Amazon....

I love this movie, especially when "one of the foolish character" get burn after reading the data from the disc.... It's funny when see the silly smiles can't make you surprised (and even feeling guilty and sad at same time while laughing)....

Very good movie if I can't say Excelent for a brilliant storyline and a good satire comedy movie... Enjoy this movie guys :D


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Want to play your media files from your Mac? alternative solution, and this is not Apple TV,this is Playstation 3 :D

If you want to stream your media files like your musics, videos, or photos from your Mac(s) and still thinking is Apple TV worth to buy? maybe you should use your Playstation 3 (or buying it because it's more cheaper than 40Gigs Apple TV and have a blu-Ray Drive and can play games)....

There are many solution, you can buy $20 application that worthed to buy to make your Apple as a dlna capable machine. The applications is called MediaLink.

Or you can use this Java free Application that can be downloaded here at this url : Download Here

Of course both of the apps have a plus or minus, but both of them are already easy for use (and the $20 are more easier to use, the trial only can be use for streaming for 30 minutes).

Enjoy your files in your Playstation 3 machine.... Use it while Apple TV price drops more :D