Category Archives: health

Kawat Gigi: Perlu atau Tidak?

Ada banyak faktor mengapa saya ingin memasang kawat gigi meskipun sudah di usia yang tak bisa dikatakan remaja lagi. Banyak yang berkata merapikan gigi idealnya dilakukan saat masih anak-anak atau saat remaja sehingga hasilnya lebih optimal dan juga cepat. Bagi … Continue reading

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Why Gymnastics for Adults Is the Coolest Thing I’ve Every Tried

We all know how awesome gymnastics is. Small and muscular males and females tumble, jump, and do all the maneuvers only superhumans can do. Impressive, it’s all I can say about gymnastics. But sadly in my hometown I had never … Continue reading

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How Smoking Writers Quit Smoking Successfully

Creative people and caffeine and tobacco are like a trio. When I was working at an advertising agency, I came to learn this fact the hard way. With me as an exception, everyone in the office is a smoker and … Continue reading

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Madesan Eatery: Healthy, Plant-based Catering for Health-Minded Jakartans

FINDING a reliable eating establishment where you can eat healthy foods and drinks in Jakarta is a huge challenge. At least for me. As we all know, Jakarta is home to a vast number of both traditional (old) and emerging … Continue reading

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Why Apples and Green Tomatoes May Be The Ideal Vegan Replacement for Your Whey Protein

Thinking that only red meat can grow your muscles? Wait until you read through this. Two natural substances (ursolic acid and tomatidine) found in apples and green tomatoes apparently can make your as strong as Popeye. They may help us … Continue reading

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Finding Vegan Pho in Jakarta

I have developed a heavy aaddiction of vegan pho (Vietnamese noodles) recently. Jakartan weather has been getting frigid and polar-like in some way, with intermittent downpour and ….perpetual drizzle. But because I’m living in Jakarta, Indonesia, there’s no way I … Continue reading

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What Getting Involved Actively in Non Profit Communities Has Gotten Me into

This year marks my 9th year of involvement in a local yoga community in Jakarta. It’s a totally nonprofit community that grows purely organically. As one of the witnesses in the early phase besides the founder himself, I was proud … Continue reading

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Here’s My Secret to Not Gaining Weight After A Huge Huge Meal

In my entire childhood and early adulthood and current adulthood, never did I lose the title of “thin boy”. Every time people see me, the first thought that occured to them is this:”You must eat more” or “You must eat … Continue reading

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What Shifting from Artificial Face Moisturizer to Olive Oil Can Do to My Face and World View

LIKE everyone in the era of glorious advertisement, I also believe strongly in what widely promoted commercial products can do for me to improve my quality of life. I, for instance, saw this 33-year-old Nicholas Saputra applying some branded face … Continue reading

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Social Eating in Ramadan: Pros and Cons

THE English and Korean may have been campaigning against loneliness, depression and unhappiness which have been too prevalent among them. Americans also complain about not eating together as often as they used to (read this). Here in Indonesia, we have … Continue reading

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