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Monday, June 6, 2022

Agribusiness: Premium Local Strawberry (Strawberry Production in West Java, Indonesia)

Indonesia is an agricultural country. West Java is one of the centers of agriculture in Indonesia. The industrial sector plays a major role, while the agricultural sector is the second largest business opportunity. Strawberry production in West Java is high, but the amount of strawberry production has been decreasing. 

The table shows that the production of strawberries in West Java has decreased from 2017 to 2019. According to BPS, Horticultural Agriculture Statistics, the decline in strawberry production has decreased along with the decreasing of agricultural area. It occurred because some of conventional strawberry farmers no longer cultivate strawberries due to the ease of attack by pests and diseases that require high maintenance costs, so many farmers replace them with other commodities.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Why Cycling is Good for Us?

What is your favorite activity on weekend? My son and I love to ride bicycle in the morning, especially on weekend. Morning ride makes our inner blood flowing. It wakes up our body. Study has proven than morning rides can create more encouragement. It also can increase our happiness level.

Health benefits of regular cycling:

  • Increased cardiovascular fitness.
  • Increased muscle strength and flexibility.
  • Improved joint mobility.
  • Decreased stress levels.
  • Improved posture and coordination.
  • Strengthened bones.
  • Decreased body fat levels.
  • Prevention or management of disease.

By the way, who invented the bicycle?

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Boredom-Busting Ideas to Try at Home during Pandemic

Sometimes, I feel bored over something. Why do people get bored easily? They can get anxiety or even depression. It's a feeling of unsatisfied or uninterested which can lead to boredom. In some cases, people may complain of boredom when they're uncomfortable dealing with their thoughts. 

James Danckert, PhD, a professor of cognitive neuroscience at the University of Waterloo, found that people highly prone to boredom perform poorly on tasks that require sustained attention (Experimental Brain Research, 2012). A review of boredom research that was conducted in educational settings suggested that boredom is some combination of an objective lack of neurological excitement and a subjective psychological state of dissatisfaction, frustration or disinterest, all of which result from a lack of stimulation.

How to deal with boredom? How can we overcome it?

Thursday, October 28, 2021

The Surprising Benefits of Online Video Games for Children

Some children play video games for recreational and they still can maintain excellent performance in school. There's a research shows benefit of playing video games. Research by the Queensland University of Technology has found that games can improve thinking ability in children. Games often require children to follow instructions, respond to problems, and consider their actions. It can help develop thinking skills. 

Some of online video games can help players developing leadership skills, problem-solving skills, and the ability to deal with unexpected consequences, because they enhance a player's skills of observation, intuitive abilities, alertness, and concentration.

My son loves to play video games as well. We might not realize that video games actually can improve social skills. How come? Online games have created a fun and engaging way of connecting with other players. My son and his friends usually use a platform, it's a VoIP (instant messaging and digital distribution platform), with this tools they can communicate to each other with voice calls, video calls, text messaging, and send media/ files in chats.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

MY BERRY FARM: Fresh Premium Strawberry Bandung

Strawberry is a sub-tropical fruit. It turns out that strawberry is actually not a berry family, but the genus is from the rose family (Rosaceae). Strawberry was first cultivated in the United States around 1835 and has become a widely grown plant in home gardens and widespread in agriculture. All cultivated strawberries are developed from four main species. The first, the wood strawberry (Fragaria vesca), is a fragile woodland species native to the mountains of Mexico, South America, and the West Indies. Meadow strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) in eastern North America was introduced to Europe during the 17th century. The beach strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) is native to the mountainous regions of the Western Hemisphere, and a fourth cultivated strawberry species developed classified as Fragaria moschata is common in Central Europe. Most of the strawberry varieties cultivated today were developed from the North American varieties, known as Wilson, Crescent, Sharpless, and Longworth. (Microsoft ® Encarta ® 2007. © 1993-2006 Microsoft Corporation)

Currently, strawberry is widely cultivated in Indonesia, especially in the highlands. Many strawberry varieties are grown in Indonesia, such as California, Kelly Bright, Mencir, etc. Strawberry is a favorite fruit, for topping or garnish for cakes, jams/purees, smoothies/juices, puddings, or fruit salads.