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“To create a positive impact in the lives of at least 1 million people, especially in Asia” -Merry Riana, on her 30th Birthday Resolution-
Merry Riana is a Millionaire Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author and Motivational Speaker.In just a short period of 4 years after her graduation, Merry has earned more than S$1,000,000 through her business. This achievement is featured as an article titled ‘She’s made her first million at just age 26’, in The Straits Times on 26th January 2007. In October 2010, Merry was conferred the Great Women of Our Time Award. As an icon in the regional, financial, and educational communities Merry has broken down barriers to become one of the most admired and watched individuals in the media today.
Kalau Anda ingin mendapatkan penghasilan 1 Juta Dolar, maka sekarang adalah saatnya bagi Anda untuk berhenti bermimpi. Tidaklah cukup hanya dengan bermimpi saja, tetapi Anda juga perlu belajar bagaimana Anda bisa mengubah mimpi Anda itu menjadi kenyataan sekarang juga!
Sebenarnya, Anda tidak memerlukan sebuah gelar sarjana dari universitas ternama, Anda juga tidak butuh keberuntungan atau modal yang besar untuk menjadi kaya. Dengan keinginan yang kuat, pikiran yang positif, dan strategi yang tepat, semua orang bisa menjadi miliarder.
Sudah baca buku ‘S.O.S. (Strategi Orang Sukses) BISNIS’?
Setelah membaca ulasan berikut, Anda akan tahu kenapa Anda harus membacanya:
Buku ini memberikan langkah-langkah sekaligus pencerahan terhadap cara-cara berbisnis yang sukses tanpa melupakan etika-etika.
Membaca buku ini seolah kita disadarkan bahwa bisnis tak hanya melulu tentang keuntungan.
Seperti yang disampaikan dalam buku ini yang sama sekali tidak menggurui. Kalimat-kalimat yang dipergunakan bukanlah kalimat perintah dan menghakimi perilaku seorang pebisnis. Semua diserahkan pada pembaca, ini merupakan pilihan yang lagi-lagi bersifat pribadi.
Selain etika yang akan ‘merasuki’ alam pikiran pembaca. Buku ini memperlihatkan beberapa langkah-langkah positif yang dapat dilakukan oleh seorang pebisnis.
Bahkan buku ini tak hanya ditujukan bagi para pebisnis semata. Poin-poin yang diberikan terkesan sangat sederhana, namun cobalah mendalami setiap alunan katanya dapat memberikan pencerahan yang sangat terang. Sangat terasa sekali bahwa setiap kalimat yang ada dalam buku ini dapat mendorong semangat lebih tinggi lagi.
Agaknya BisnisIndeks sudah mempersiapkan buku ini dengan matang. Pembaca dapat membaca buku ini mulai dari halaman awal sampai akhir tanpa terputus. Dapat pula –dengan berpedoman pada daftar isi, pembaca hanya membaca bagian-bagian yang dirasa penting dan berguna bagi dirinya. Layaknya sebuah ensiklopedia, buku ini menuturkan kebutuhan-kebutuhan bagi pembacanya. Jadi seorang pembaca dapat membacanya dengan melompat-lompat dan kemudian mempraktekannya.
Hal yang dapat diserap dari buku ini adalah semangat dan semangat untuk terus membangun diri untuk mencapai puncak kesuksesan. Yang dilakukan oleh BisnisIndeks adalah mendorong dan menghela pembacanya tanpa membuat si pembaca merasa tengah ‘diracuni’ oleh formulasi sukses.
Buku ini merupakan salah satu jejak rekam dari akun twitter BisnisIndeks yang sudah dibajak oleh hacker. Makanya buku ini menjadi demikian berarti karena menjadi barang langka yang tak bisa ditemukan pada twitter.
Baca buku ‘S.O.S. (Strategi Orang Sukses) BISNIS’ yang ditulis oleh tim www.BisnisIndeks.com serta @BisnisIndeksID dan @BukuSOSBisnis , perjuangkan mimpi Anda, dan berkaryalah untuk negara kita tercinta. Indonesia, Pasti Bisa!
Menangkan buku Mega-BestSeller ‘Mimpi Sejuta Dolar’ dengan mengikuti Lomba ‘Menulis Itu Mudah’ yang diselenggarakan oleh @BisnisIndeksID
Berikut adalah detailnya:
Tema: 1. Mengukur target yang nyata
2. Memulai bisnis itu tidak sulit
Bulan Januari 2012 sampai dengan Juni 2012 (satu semester)
• Lomba bulanan adalah lomba yang dibuat setiap bulannya dalam periode satu semester yang berjalan, dengan deadline naskah sampai tanggal 25 pukul 21.00 WIB pada setiap bulannya
• Di setiap bulan akan ada dua naskah yang keluar menjadi pemenang
• Dua naskah tersebut akan dipublikasikan dalam situs bisnisindeks.com
• Dua pemenang bulanan ini berhak mendapatkan:
2. Buku-buku best seller dengan tanda tangan penulisnya:
- ‘MERRY RIANA: Mimpi Sejuta Dolar’,
- ‘Smart Traders Not Gamblers’ (Ellen May),
- ‘Provokasi’ (Prasetya M. Brata),
- ‘1/2 Karyawan 1/2 Boss’ (Supardi Lee & Noval Ramsis)
- ‘1000 @Kata2Mantafff’ (Ponijan Liaw)
Lomba Satu Semester (Januari 2012 – Juni 2012):
• Semua naskah yang masuk dalam kurun waktu enam bulan akan dinilai kembali, baik naskah baru maupun naskah lama
• Naskah-naskah yang sudah menjadi pemenang bulanan termasuk yang akan dinilai kembali
• Hanya satu naskah yang dinyatakan sebagai pemenang lomba satu semester ini
• Naskah pemenang akan dipublikasikan dalam situs bisnisindeks.com
• Pemenang satu semester ini akan mendapatkan hadiah utama, berupa:
1 (satu) iPad2
Persyaratan: • Melakukan sign-up ke bisnisindeks.com
• Naskah merupakan naskah asli bukan hasil plagiat, copy paste, atau hal-hal lainnya yang berhubungan dengan itu.
• Sertakan daftar pustaka dan glosarium bila mengutip.
• Naskah diketik dengan:
- Spasi: tunggal
- Maksimal karater: 3000 – 5000
• Redaksi Bisnis Indeks berhak untuk melakukan editing dan koreksi keseluruhan naskah tanpa menghilangkan makna dari naskah.
• Semua naskah dan yang termasuk di dalamnya menjadi hak milik sepenuhnya Bisnis Indeks.
Tata cara: • Register ke website bisnisindeks.com
• Klik tombol ‘Add a new article’
• Isi form artikel dengan lengkap
• Submit artikel
Recently I’m happy to be part of HTC’s Bloggers Social Responsibility Program for Rare Disorders Society Singapore (RDSS)
This National Day gives me a good opportunity to share and spotlight on little Singaporeans and their stories and on living with Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSD).
I hope to put Singapore on the map for government funding for LSD and Rare Disorders Society Singapore (RDSS) patients and we can make this happen with more awareness and support.
So read on as I share with you their dreams and strong fighting spirit.
Born in 9th February 2006, Aleks is everything any proud parent want in her/his child. Aleks came into the world and made such a beautiful impact, a sprightly boy with his infectious smile who brings exultations to everyone around him.
During Aleks’ routine check-up when he was six-month old, his pediatrician noticed somthing was not right with him. Aleks’ blood count was extremely low with enlarged spleen and liver. Subsequently, for the next 2 years, Aleks made several visits to hospitals and specialists and underwent numerous blood test without any conclusive diagnosis.
In December 2008, Aleks was diagnosed with Gaucher Disorder a rare genetic disorder virtually unknown in this part of our world. He is believed to be the first and only patient to be diagnosed with it in Singapore. For Alek’s case, the only approved drug for treatment (by other national health authorities) that was available is an enzyme called Cerezyme which is produced by the pharmaceutical firm, Genzyme.
The prices for Cerezyme and other “orphan drugs” are very expensive. The cumulative dosage for Cerezyme is positively correlated to the weight of the patient. Aleks now weighs eighteen kilograms and will require four vials of Cerezyme for his treatment (or Enzyme Replacement Therapy, or ERT for short) a two-weekly intravenous infusion of this drug. The estimated total cost for his annual dosage of Cerezyme work out to be SGD150,000.00.
Little Chloe was born prematurely on Nov 8, 2009, at 2.695kg, 35 weeks gestation. She winked at mummy and stuck out her tongue the moment she was put into mummy’s arms! She cried when the nurses brought her away from mummy, to weigh her. Upon mummy calling her name, she stopped at the familiar voice. How intelligent and all thanks to the months of bonding through story telling, singing, prayer and constant conversation when mummy was expecting her. Besides being admitted for jaundice (which is very common among Asian babies), she had been healthy and an above average baby in terms of weight and overall development. She was extremely responsive that she amazed friends, family and doctors. She brought so much joy to all. She even went for her first swim at four months old and embarked on her semi –solid foods well. Whenever she went for injections or blood tests, she was the most cooperative and brave.
When it all started:
All was well until when she was more than five months old. She did not feed well anymore and seemed quite uninterested in toys. Much attempt had been made to let her practice her motor skills, e.g. grabbing toys and food, turning over from back to tummy, sitting up by herself with hands pressing against her feet in front, but to no avail. We started to wonder if she was just lazy. We were perplexed why a baby who was ahead of others when she first started out, would lag behind so much for no reason. We were being referred to a specialist at KK Hospital who dealt with growth hormones program, by the pediatrician.
The growth hormone specialist was not sure if the problem had been properly diagnosed as such yet. He spoke to several other specialists in other fields and ordered different tests to be done, before deciding the course of treatment. We were also given appointments with a neuro-muscular and genetics doctors.
Meanwhile, little Chloe fell ill, with temperature that was erratic over the next week or so. We brought her to several doctors during this period. Eventually, we went back to her pediatrician at Gleneagles Hospital, who referred us to KK Children’s Emergency.
Upon registration, six to seven doctors attended to Chloe immediately. Mummy and daddy wondered why the commotion when it was just bronchitis. Chloe was hooked up to several machines, including a respirator. Doctors said she had breathing difficulty when she appeared all normal and rosy to us. An X-ray was done and they discovered that her heart is enlarged! Further investigation was done via a cardio scan. As he did screen shot after screen shot, one measurement after another, the waiting became forever. The screening showed that her heart muscles had thickened. One specialist came in after another. No one could arrive at a conclusion about her condition. A senior consultant was called in. After much deliberation among themselves, the senior consultant said in a very serious tone,”Mummy and daddy, please come with me. I need to speak with you.” Mummy’s heart sank. It felt like something was terribly wrong.
At the other room, the senior consultant related her heart condition to us and what their suspicions were. Several tests needed to be carried out to confirm the underlying condition. However, he warned that one of the highest possibilities meant that Chloe might not live beyond one year old! We were lost and felt giddy!
Torn between decisions
Two weeks after admission and under intensive care, on 2nd July 2010, Chloe was confirmed to be suffering from a very rare genetic condition – Pompe Disease (which weakens her overall muscles, including that of the heart).
We had been presented with hard facts about Chloe’s current condition and her bleak chance of living a quality life. The only treatment (not cure) – enzyme replacement, is proven to help with improving the heart condition and the overall muscular function. However, the patient may suffer from the side effects or develop anti-bodies against the infused enzyme. Doctors are not sure if she will react to the enzyme at all. Even if she does, when that will happen and or how well the treatment can help her. The cardiologist even commented that it is a matter of time that she passes on due to the weak and progressive heart condition. He is afraid that the heart may even give way before the effect of the enzyme kicks in. Other predicted that Chloe’s best-case scenario is still wheelchair bound. Worse still, she may need respirators and feeding aid, even if we manage to keep her alive. In addition, patients with such condition tend to have a short(er) live span. To add on to all these is the hefty medical cost of about $200,000 to $300,000 per year (and increasing as she grows older and requires higher dosage). This will be a life long treatment if we wish to keep her alive.
We grappled with the decision of whether to let Chloe go through the treatment. Not for selfish reasons like being afraid to make major adjustments to our standard of living, rather, we do not know if we will be helping her at all or are we just prolonging her suffering. What if the doctors’ prediction come true? What if she starts to understand and blame us for keeping her alive when she cannot do what a normal person can do (e.g. feed herself with her hands, play and run about with kids of her age, etc)? What will become of her when we pass on before her? Or what if she reacts wonderfully well to the treatment but we still got to give up her life, because we run out of financial resources to pay for the treatment? At the same time, we cannot convince ourselves to give up her life at eight months old, based on uncertainties and predictions. We do not have the right to deny her the chance to fight for herself.
After praying very hard for signs, we saw with our own eyes that she was trying very hard during her physio-therapy sessions in the hospital and that she was getting stronger and happier everyday. We decided that it was God’s way of telling us to let her go through the treatment and that there will be a miracle healing for her.
In the long haul
As parents, we can only give her what we have and can afford. We are ready to give our all for her. She deserves all the love and care in this world. We are willing to give up our cars, apartment and all the possessions, but even all these will not be enough to pay for her life long treatment. No ordinary working class parents will be able to afford the medical fees. As the condition is very rare, no organization nor government body provides funding of any kind in Singapore. Hence, we need the collective efforts of many kind souls out there to help save our baby’s life. We pray for God’s grace in our effort to give Chloe life.
In this cyber society, I believe there are more and more people who buy things online. Simply because it opens 24 hrs, and it is very convenient.
I recently got to know about an online shopping site 12buy.sg when I came for their launch event.
The founder, Peifen is such a friendly and smart woman. She shared with me about her online shop.
12buy.sg is a Singapore’s only online lifestyle shopping space that filled with chic and affordable products. People can simply shop men’s, women’s, kids’, IT and home products at one go on one portal.
Peifen also mentioned that the products that you see in 12buy.sg are unique, something that you don’t normally get in the local shops, e.g. organic clothes, evergreen toys, and many others.
Go and visit the website yourself www.12buy.sg
Last month, they kindly give a complimentary Flip Mino HD for me. Simply love the gadget. I think it was love at first sight. If you see it, you definitely know why I am so attracted by it.
From the look of it, it’s already so beautiful. It is RED color. My favorite! And even best, it has a Butterfly design. (Read my previous post if you want to know why I love Butterfly so much)
Flip Mino HD is an awesome video recording device. In the past few weeks, I’ve been posting video regularly on my YouTube channel. Thanks to Flip that allows fuss-free video recording.
I’ve been hearing a lot about this device a few months back. Apparently, this Flip is very popular in US and UK. Lucky me, I’m one of the first few people in Singapore who owns the latest creation of Flip, Flip Mino HD.
I’m not a tech-savvy kind of person, so having such a user-friendly device is definitely useful.
Here’s what I discovered about my Flip Mino HD:
• It has 4GB of built-in memory, and I can record up to 60 minutes of HD quality video
• It is very light, with a super-slim and super-sleek design. Definitely can fit into your pocket, or even clutch bag.
• Cable – free device. It comes with a flip-out USB connection. So you can plug directly into your computer for you to download the video, and also charge your Flip.
• It comes with a built-in FlipShare software. It allows you to organize your videos, edit individual clips, make videos, and upload straight to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and email.
Here’s a short video of me getting familiar with my Flip Mino HD
I will never leave home without my Flip Mino. I use it everyday, capturing many of my Life’s Good Moments. Especially to capture the moments with my daughter. At her age right now (2 years old), she is really very active and adorable, so I must always get ready to capture that sweet moments.
So, if you are thinking of buying a present for your friends, your loved ones or even yourself, this Flip Mino is definitely a good buy. The world’s smallest, sleekest HD camcorder with exclusive skins is now available only at 12buy.sg!
You can also browse thru some other cool stuff that 12buy.sg have. They are now having a 25.12% discount storewide from now till boxing day.
Last but not least, 12buy.sg has generously allowed me to run a contest, and for the 2 contest winners, you’ll get a FLIP MINO each! Go to my facebook fan page and click ‘Like’ so that you can be informed about this upcoming contest
Many good things happened to me this year. Month after month, I continue to receive great news. One of the most unforgettable ones is when I received a message saying that I was selected as the LG Life’s Good Ambassador.
The Making of LG's Video
Went for a video shoot for LG early this month. Mine was the earliest slot, and I had to be at Raffles Place by 9.30am. Luckily during that time the place wasn't so crowded. I had a lot of fun smiling and acting in front of the camera.
Here are some moments captured:
And Here’s the final video
LG Optimus 7 Press Conference
I was also invited to attend LG’s Press Conference (12th October 2010). It was a full house event. This was a special event because that’s the day when LG announced the Singapore launch of its first Windows Phone 7 devices, LG Optimus 7.
In conjunction with the LG Optimus 7 campaign, LG has appointed 7 personalities to be the LG Advocates and also 7 other personalities to be their e-Fluencers. I am proud to be one of the 7 e-Fluencers.
Me & My LG Optimus 7
I received my LG Optimus 7 on the 15th October 2010. So happy to be one of the first few in Asia who own this cool phone.
3 things that I did to start my journey with my new LG Optimus 7
1. Went to StarHub to get a new line and new data plan
2. Read the manual (it's very small, and yet it contains EVERYTHING that I need to know)
3. Downloaded and installed Zune software from www.windowsphone.com to sync my LG phone with my laptop.
After that, I can fully utilized my LG Optimus 7.
I have been using the phone for the past 12 days and I would say it is a really great phone. I love the fact that it helps me to stay connected while on-the-move. At the same time it is so easy to use. To be honest, I’m not so much a technology-savvy kind of person, so simplicity is good!
With my new Optimus 7, I can do more things in fewer steps!
There are 7 things that I love most about my LG Optimus 7. In this post, I’ll share 2 first, and I’ll continue with the rest in my other entries:
1. Panorama Shot
Super easy to use, all you need to do is just to activate the mode. Once you’ve done so, you just need to press the shutter button once to take the first image. From there, you're guided by a color-coded box as to show you where the next frame is supposed to be, and, once in position, it automatically snaps the picture for you. That goes on until you put together five frames. After that LG will then stitched the images together automatically. It's so simple! Here’s the photo that I took while attending the Burgundy Private Launch Party at Wisma Atria last week
2. Scan Search
I called this a ‘Reality Camera’. It has the ability to show the nearest conveniences like coffee shops, banks, pharmacies, and hospitals onto a live video feed from my camera.
Here’s how it looks like.
First, choose what you want to search, i.e. Restaurant.
Then, just point your LG camera to any direction and the nearest restaurant within the range specified will be shown automatically.
You can also search other things, i.e. Bank.
Do the same thing and this time, the nearest bank will be shown automatically too.
Now guess what happened when you point the camera to the sky?
It will give you the weather updates. So Cool, right !!
I must confess that I am addicted to this function, everywhere I go, I'm always 'Scan-Searching'
I'm sure when you own this phone, you'll definitely do the same thing like I do too.
So far LG Optimus 7 has been really useful. One night, I was in the car along Orchard Road. My hubby was driving, while I was playing with my Scan Search Application. Suddenly, one of my favorite restaurants popped up. I thought this restaurant has closed down long ago, so I was surprised when it showed up on my LG. Since there was a phone number and an address attached to it, I immediately called them. Turned out the restaurant is still open, and that is the only outlet that was left (the rest of the branches closed down already). What a surprise!
So guess where I had my dinner that day?
Yup! In my Favorite Indonesian Restaurant. Thanks to LG !
I turn on my laptop and about to write my blog, and accidentally I come across this very interesting interview about Miss Universe 2010. So I decided to post about it instead.
This impromptu video interview is done for all the Miss Universe 2010 Finalist. And I've listed down some of our fellow ASIAN Contestants. Here it is …
Although the way their answer the question might not be perfect, but I still salute them for still being able to represent their country at the Miss Universe 2010. It's definitely not easy to be interviewed with such impromptu questions like that, especially knowing that for some of them, English is not their everyday language.
So for that I've decided to comment for every good thing that I saw in them.
Here's what I like the best:
Miss Indonesia: Love the way you imitate the sound effect. You are very creative and animated. Hahaha ..
Miss Singapore: Smart answer and no singlish
Miss Thailand: Best gift received so far? "Miss Thailand Universe". Great Answer!
Miss Japan: Wow! you really speak very well. Confident, Elegant, and yet still Friendly.
Miss Korea: Love your answer about your worst date. It's so funny And you are really beautiful.
Miss China: So young! you are only 19 and yet you already went so far. Can see that you really like to smile a lot.