Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cooking Seafood

Karena tuntutan hidup, akhirnya aku belajar masak. Kalau gak masak sendiri, lidah sudah bosen terhadap masak-masakan eropa yang rasanya hambar. Masakan eropa tuh kayaknya dimasak tanpa garam dan bumbu (hiperbolis mode).










Pilihan makanan ku adalah Seafood, alasannya: 1. Halal, 2. Biayanya cukup murah untuk ukuran living cost di Rennes, 3. Bergizi.... dsb.. dll.. dst.. Belanjanya pun cukup mudah, tersedia aneka satwa laut yang sedap. Tentunya cari ikan yang sedang di diskon., biar hemat. Tak lupa beli juga bumbu-bumbu dan sayur yang akan digunakan sebagai bahan masak.










Siapkan segala peralatan dan perlengkapan masak sebelum beraksi. Bersihkan ikannya, racik bumbunya, potong-potong sayurnya dan jangan lupa masak nasinya.










Tentunya acara utamnya adalah memasak seafood. Ikan, udang dan kepiting ku coba ramu dan olah jadi aneka masakan sedap. Diberi bumbu-bumbu dan dioseng-oseng. Jadilah masakan sedap, halal dan bergizi.










Ini dia beberapa sample hasil masakanku. Tumis udang, ikan goreng dan cah sosis kepiting. Bon app├ętit..!!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

KBRI Paris

Travelling ke Prancis? Jangan lupa alamat KBRI Paris (Ambassade de Indonesie en France). Akses melalui transportasi publik bisa melalui bus (no 22 atau 52 ) turun di Av. Paul doumer atau La Muette. Atau menggunakan metro, turun di halte metro La Muette atau Passy.

Contact:
KBRI Paris (Ambassade d'Indon├ęsie)
47-49, rue Cortambert, 75116 Paris
Telpon: (+33) 1 45 03 07 60 - Faksimil: (+33) 1 45 04 50 32
Website: http://www.amb-indonesie.fr

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Massacre of Gazan Children


Since it was too horrible for me to see, I'm not able to post the pictures in my blog. You can see in the following Links:

In Pictures: Gaza Massacre









































































Sunday, January 18, 2009

Rafah Tunnel

Inilah tembok yang membelah kota Rafah menjadi dua bagian, Mesir dan Palestina. Tembok besar tersebut dibangun oleh Israel dengan dalih mengamankan wilayah jalur gaza dari selundupan senjata dan obat-obat terlarang. Dengan dibangunnya tembok tersebut, lengkap sudah blokade Israel terhadap jalur gaza; jalur darat, udara dan laut. Suplai makanan, obat-obatan dan berbagai kebutuhan pokok lainnya menjadi lebih sulit. Tembok tersebut juga memisahkan banyak keluarga dan saudara di kota Rafah. Penderitaan lainnya dari dibangunya tembok tersebut adalah penggusuran rumah-rumah warga palestina. Rumah mereka digusur untuk dijadikan lahan bagi tembok tersebut. Kemiskinan pun menjadi-jadi di jalur gaza.
Untuk memenuhi kebutuhan hidup, banyak warga yang melakukan penggalian terowongan-terowongan menuju Rafah Mesir. Terowongan tersebut digunakan untuk menyelundupkan berbagai barang. Pihak Israel mengklain bahwa terowongan tersebut digunakan untuk menyelundupkan senjata.
Menjadi pekerja di terowongan Rafah tentunya sangat berbahaya. Seringkali militer Israel membunuh para perkerja terowongan tersebut. Lihatlah potret perjuanganan para pekerja terowongan Rafah pada foto-foto berikut.




















































Source: http://palestinefreevoice.blogspot.com/
Since September 2000, the smuggling tunnels has functioned as an import of a significant amount of basic supplies ,including medicine, food, clothes, auto-spare-parts, medical equipment, electronic items, foreign currency, cigarettes and weapons.
The Palestinians still have to rely on smuggled victualled from Egypt, food, medicine and other basic supplies through the underground tunnels, the life-nerves, which are stretching from Gaza Strip to the inside of the Egyptian border. The smuggling tunnel featured in our reportage, was built 8 years ago,in the beginning of the second Palestinian Intifada, the cost of building this tunnel is estimated to over $50.000. While working in this environment, in the cold, sometimes trapped, suffocating under water or collapsing walls of dirt and concrete,82 people have died. It took three months to finish a hard and dangerous, 24 hours make shift work.
The excavation of smuggling tunnels in the Rafah area began in 1982, subsequent to the division of the Rafah city between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. The average smuggling tunnel is approximately 500 meters in length, and 20 to 25 meters deep.The tunnels may be equipped with wood-paneling, electrical infrastructure, communications gear, and rudimentary elevators in vertical shaft, to transport people or the freight of goods.The openings of the tunnels are often located within private Egyptian homes or other buildings, near or next to the border with Egypt.

Breach of the Gaza–Egypt border 2008

Blokade perbatasan yang dilakukan oleh Israel telah mengundang banyak penderitaan bagi rakyat palestina. Bahkan perbatasan antara Mesir dan Palestina di-blok oleh Israel menggunakan pagar-pagar tinggi.
Pada 23 Januari 2008, perbatasan Mesir-Rafah dihancurkan oleh militan Palestina. Sehingga selama 11 hari perbatasan tersebut terbuka. Warga pun menggunakan kesempatan tersebut untuk membeli berbagai kebutuhan mereka. Inilah foto-foto perjuangan mereka.

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk
For a third day, tens of thousands of Palestinians have been crossing into Egypt from Gaza after militants used explosives to blow several holes in the border wall.



The police were strongly outnumbered, though, as large numbers of Palestinians managed to sneak through other openings in the border wall.




Hamas militants have been checking some people passing back into Gaza for contraband, and trying to calm tensions between Palestinians and the Egyptian police.





A crane carries a cow from the Egyptian side of Rafah to the Gaza Strip over the border wall.The UN says some 700,000 people have crossed into Egypt since Wednesday. A variety of items have been going the other way, including cows hoisted over the border by cranes.






Source: http://en.wikipedia.org
The breach of the Gaza-Egypt border began on January 23, 2008, after gunmen in the Gaza Strip set off an explosion near the Rafah Border Crossing, destroying part of the former Israeli Gaza Strip barrier. The United Nations estimates that as many as half the 1.5 million population of the Gaza Strip crossed the border into Egypt seeking food and supplies. Israeli police went on an increased alert due to fears that militants would acquire weapons in Egypt.
Israel has controlled the Gazan side of the border since the Six Day War of 1967; Egypt closed its side in June 2007 days before the Hamas party took control over Gaza at the end of the Fatah-Hamas conflict; The breach followed a blockade of the Gaza Strip by Israel beginning in part that same June, with fuel supply reductions in October 2007. A total blockade had begun on January 17, 2008 following a rise in rocket attacks on Israel emanating from Gaza.
Although Israel demanded Egypt reseal the border due to security concerns, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ordered his troops to allow crossings to alleviate the humanitarian crisis, while verifying that the Gazans did not attempt to bring weapons back to use against Israel.
The United Nations Human Rights Council condemned Israel for the 15th time in less than two years on January 24, calling the blockade collective punishment. However, the proceedings were boycotted by Israel and the United States.
On January 27, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert promised that Israel would no longer disrupt the supply of food, medicine and necessary energy into the Gaza Strip. President Mubarak meanwhile announced plans to meet separately with representatives of Hamas and Fatah to come to a new border control agreement.
On February 3, Gaza's Foreign minister, Mahmoud al-Zahar, announced that Hamas and Egypt would cooperate in controlling the border without Israeli oversight. The border was closed, after 11 days, except for travelers returning home.