Archive for April, 2010

Danielle de Niese: The Mozart Album

Danielle de Niese: Giving a New Touch for Opera MusicDanielle de Niese - The Mozart Album


With a full soul, this Australian-born lyric soprano could bring you to the  magic of opera music. Her amazing voice could travel over your mind and  give you a perfect harmony of pleasure. Her talent has already showed up at  the age of 9 where she won The Young Talent Time. Born in 1979, Danielle  de Niese won an Emmy Award when she was only 11! Her complete  interpretation of music allows you to explore your own imagination, driving  the melody of life. I’m not an expert in classical music, but a general listener  could easily find the beauty of opera music through her special talent.

“A stage natural with a thrillingly bright and flexible soprano she can use  for any effect she likes.”—Wall Street Journal

Danielle de NieseAbout The Mozart Album

Her recording deal with Decca Music Group not only produced Handel Arias, her first album which I still couldn’t find around here, but also her second, the amazing The Mozart Album which was released around the end of 2009.

The Mozart Album is the collaborative effects from Sir Charles Mackerras and Danielle, and also included with a duet track with the superb Welsh bass-baritone, Bryn Terfel. “La ci darem la mano” is an ultimate bonus that could be found in this album.

As the youngest singer to enter the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindermann Young Artist Development Program at the age of just 18, Danielle de Niese able to bring Mozart’s music to our modern life. Her sweet voice could be found at all the 12 tracks from this album. All of them are so exciting! As the classical instruments and orchestra blends with her natural yet extraordinary voice, get ready to close your eyes and be amazed!


The Pleasure Part of Yahoo Answers!

Although I’ve been using my Yahoo mail for years, I just checked out their Yahoo Answers lately. Well, I just signed up about a few days ago and now I’m on my way to reach Level 3! That’s so exciting!

But this time, we are going to talk about the pleasure part of Yahoo Answers, that makes a lot of people checking the site daily, and even became a top contributors at some part.

It’s not only about the knowledge

Some of us might think that knowledge is something boring. Yes, tomorrow I’ll have a test and preparing myself to face it is a boring activity. But, at Yahoo Answers, they give us more than just a knowledge. Just like another social networks, the more you get friends, you will get more answers. That happens if you love to ask about anything. But if you just love to answer somebody else’s questions, then friends will help you reach more “Best Answers”.

I’ve met some people that think they didn’t get enough answers so they felt disappointed and keep making new questions with some link to their previous questions. Or even give a brief answer at somebody else’s questions with the link attached as a source (even it contains nothing similar to the question). Speaking of junkers, you must also be prepared to face some people, recommend some suspicious sites without any will to answer your problem. Hmm, every system has its own problem, right?

The Art of Pleasure

The main key of Yahoo Answers is the pleasure when you succeed to answer a question. You will feel like you’ve helped somebody out there, and sometimes you deserve a “Best Answer”. When you get your answer voted (by voters) or picked (by the author), your answer will become a “Best Answer”. Not only you will receive a complimentary 10 points (that’s quite huge!), a joyful mail, and also a pleasure.

Some people said that humans have a great ego that cause them to think about their self all the time. But the truth is: the feel that you’ve helped somebody and the pleasure you receive because of it, will bring you happiness! Yes, we could see the Art everywhere, even from the oddest experience! Have a nice day!

Unique Diet Trend: Eat With Your Camera!

Believe it or not, sometimes diet could help us to be healthier, or worse. This time, let’s see from the good side of food!

How many times do you upload your photos to the internet in one day? Once? Twice? Your motivation could be so many. From profile picture to note of your journey today. But uniquely, some of us has tried the newest eating trend: Eat With Your Camera!

Is it great? Try first.. Maybe you have done it regularly. Not only useful to forget about your hungriness for the first time you saw the food, Eat With Your Camera trend is very fun to be done.

How to do that?

Have you ever joined the Flickr group: “I Ate This”? It’s full of food photos. Capturing the food before you eat it won’t only reduce your over-apetite but also useful for making a diet journal. You won’t ever captured two jars of Nutella and said “I’m on a diet!” as your Facebook status, right? Yes.. This time, the diet must go on!

We’re not alone, anyway!

Many people has tried this new breaking trend. Just imagine! Flickr group “I Ate This” has over than 300.000 photos from 19.000 different members! What a big number! (Can you imagine all of them uploading delicious photos to the net? Sounds yummy!) Right, we’re definitely not alone. This trend has already became a news. Look for the article from New York Times: First Camera, Then Fork.

What to capture?

A lot of things! We don’t have to go eating outside just to look for some photogenic food, but how about trying some real food like what Dr. Ir. Muhammad Ahkam Subroto always says through his book: “Real Food True Health”, it’s surely fun! Don’t forget to capture glasses of juice as your light snack in the afternoon. If you don’t know what kind of juice you must make, try to read this book: “Ensiklopedi Juice: Buah dan Sayur Untuk Penyembuhan”, it’s in Indonesian language but worth to read since there’s also an English version of it and got the New York Times #1 Bestseller Science & Medical Books.

So, what are you waiting for? Capture your foods! 😀 Don’t forget, if you go eating outside and you met a nice restaurant, take a picture of the dishes (if allowed) and it could be a nice content for! Or you could send them for me! Hahaha! I can’t wait for a lot of delicious foods! (I hope I could feel full after looking at them!) 😀

Looking For “Start Young”

Lately I’m looking for a book titled “Start Young” by Dedy Dahlan. I’ve checked out at Gramedia Pluit Village, a nearest book store near me. Well, it’s because I need it to participate an event by and it’s open for every one! Make sure you check it out before the deadline!

It’s a review competition so all of the participants must make reviews about the book: Start Young by Dedy Dahlan and the reviews must be published online at writer’s blog. itself is one of the best Indonesian review website I ever seen. Its interface is quite simple and very comfortable for my eyes. And there are also several reasons that make me love so much!

Well, talking about this book. I’ve never seen it physically before but I’ve been looking for it for weeks now. The easiest way is through online purchase but lately me myself is quite busy so I might check it out at other stores later!

First Mobile Test!

I just downloaded WordPress Apps from the apps store and I feel wonderful! It’s totally great and I’m motivated to blogging again! 😀