Thursday, April 28, 2011

Barry the Farmer

     In my opinion, what had happened to Barry the farmer is totally unfair. Monsanto had been really cruel and unfair towards him. Monsanto should have been planting their own crops, not sewing others product. Even the jury should have been more serious in this case. They should try to find the information harder and check whether Monsanto was telling the truth or not. The farm was pure, it was Barry's. 
     The better outcome could be started by democration, not direct action by sue Barry the Farmer. Peace agreement is easy to made if both sides are not greedy and selfish. In this case, Monsanto had been greedy enough by sewing Barry's farms. Barry had been aggrieved by Monsanto.

Thing That Surprised Me

     After I have done the assignment about food analysis by input beverages and food I eat. I found out that I have food deficiency. Is that possible? How come? To be honest I'm indeed an overweight person. I am so shocked as I realized that I have food deficiency. How is it possible for a person who likes to eat like me?
      Through this assignment, I realize that my diet was not healthy, it is considered dangerous. I force myself to not eat properly and eat less of food. The result was amazing, I loss about 6 ponds that week. But, I have deficiency in almost every aspect. By next week I fixed my diet. I ate properly and had some supplement as well. I also had vitamins to support my body metabolism process. I gain my weight back but I felt healthy.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

-------------- Protein from PInkies -------------

     Mice are naturally herbivores and a staple in the diet of many small carnivores. Humans have eaten mice since prehistoric times and still eat them as a delicacy throughout eastern Zambia and northern Malawi, where they are a seasonal source of protein. Actually not only in Africa but also in Indonesia. Some people in Indonesia are struggling in their life, work as a coolie in a market. To work as a coolie, they need a great amount of protein to make them strong enough to pick up heavy things. What could work for them as a source of protein ? They are poor and have just enough money to fulfill their daily needs. Yup, they eat mice, especially pinkies that are 2 days old or so. What I know is that they eat it together with banana. 
     Proteins are biochemical compounds consisting of one or more polypeptides typically folded into a globular or fibrous form in a biologically functional way. Many proteins are enzymes that catalyze biochemical reactions and are vital to metabolism. Proteins also have structural or mechanical functions, such as actin and myosin in muscle and the proteins in the cytoskeleton, which form a system of scaffolding that maintains cell shape. Other proteins are important in cell signaling, immune responses, cell adhesion, and the cell cycle.  Through the process of digestion, ingested protein broken down into free amino acids that are then used in metabolism.
     The conclusion is human definitely need protein. The problem is not every human were rich enough to get enough amount of protein each day. For they who are not, mice are a good solution as a source of protein. Have fun & Enjoy ^^

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Things I acquaired in the second semester

     Throughtout these months in this second semester, I had learned a lot of things. Some of them I got as an enrichment from what I had already had in Indonesia. Here, in United States, I could build up my vocabulary from day to day as I improve my english skills. Besides all of that, I also learn some new things that I have not learned yet in Indonesia.
     Chapter 5 and 7 consists of some things that I already know such as symbiosis, ecosystem, evolution, food web, and also food chain. But here, I enrich my knowledge by do some projects such as food web project and food chain project. There, in Alhambra High School Ms. Malonek helps me enrich my knowledge. In chapter 8 and 9, things that I already know are the pyramid population and the formula of the population itself. But I also learned some significant lessons about things I have not learned yet in Indonesia.
     To be honest, I have never done an experiment with owl pellet before. But in United States, in Alhambra High School, Ms. Malonek taught me how to do that experiment and also what could be learned from that experiment. Through that experiment, I learned and observed what does an owl eat, and from Microsoft Excel, I could make the data chart. In Indonesia, most stuffs I learned are the theory. But in United States, I learned about the practice and experiment which are also very important in learning science.

Letter To The Government

805 N.Hidalgo Ave
Alhambra, LA 91801

05 April, 2011

California Senator
Mrs. Barbara Boxer

Dear Mrs. Boxer,

A problem about population has been bothering me for some time now, and I thought I should share my opinion with you. In my opinion, the problem about population in United States is related to the strictless of United States reproductive policy.

Due to the over population that United States has to face right now, it is very important to reduce our birth rate and restrict the immigration policy. As we know, as the population increase, the competition in job field and competition to survive have been very very bad. Poverty spread all over United States. We should limit our population with one child policy so that competition in job field and competition to survive could be controlled.

Please contact me if you require further information about this matter. I hope you would devote some time studying this problem and I hope you could do something that could help finish this problem. If you have some questions, you could contact me at 626-380-7158.

Thank you for your time and your consideration.

Derry Devara Teguh