Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas at Munich

The Christmas decoration at hotel
This December, I had the opportunity to visited Munich city in Germany. Since my arrival in this city, the Christmas atmosphere was very thick, has a lot of Christmas decorations everywhere. Of course with the snow everywhere. This is my first experience of enjoying a white Christmas. I then went straight to the hotel where I will stay. A 4 star hotel named NH hotel, located on the outskirts of Munich. When entering this hotel, the atmosphere of Christmas has been very pronounced, ranging from Christmas tree complete with lights until the other decorations around the room.

After checking in, I continue the journey with a few friends headed downtown to look for lunch. Here we found a restaurant serving typical German cuisine and visited by a lot of visitors. Maybe because when we came it's already in lunch hour. One thing that is always the same, a big sausage menu on the pile of salad, or a type of steak with potato dumplings come with a bowl of salad. The special thing of salad in many European countries, is that they always serve it with vinegar acid, it's a little bit different from many restaurant in Asia.

At the evening, we visited a Christmas market in this city. Christmas market here is very crowded, so many stores selling Christmas ornaments and decorations, souvenirs as well as bread and beer which are served in shoe shaped glasses. And also there's a giant Christmas tree which full decorated with lights and knick-knacks which add to the beauty of this market. Today also the special day for this city, beause it's became the host of the Champions League match. So many supporters who wore full soccer attributes walk through this market, and not a few of them were drunk because they drank too much beer.

the Christmas market

I was lucky, because today the weather is pretty friendly, as the temperature is warm which is 6 degrees Celsius. We enjoyed dinner at Hofbräu restaurant. All food in this restaurant are very delicious. We also ordered each 1 liter of beer 'original taste' of Bavarian. While you enjoyed the food and beverage, there are live music and traditional dance performance provided by this restaurant.
Amazingly, the majority of visitors here are international guests, many of them are from Korea, Japan, and China.

After had a good dinner, we rushed back to the hotel to had some rest. The next day the temperature got dropped, to -3 degrees Celsius. All areas, including roads were getting white again. Although it's cold, but it makes a very beautiful scenery. Honestly, I really enjoyed the breeze in this country, because the air is very clean and fresh, coupled with the snow scenery everywhere that I can not find in my home town, it was incredible ..! Well, I guess that would be all my journey in the city of Munich this year, because that very afternoon I had to go back to the airport for returning home. Although it's just a short trip, but it's really an unforgettable moments.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Start Your Internet Business, Now!

Nowadays, the technological world is rapidly growing. No doubt, services and Internet transactions are now increasingly required and used by many people and companies. From just browsing until for selling goods or services, you can call it internet endeavors. Many ways to market your products or services via the Internet, one of which is the Web site or E-commerce. Of course, to create a website you must first register your website on a Web Hosting. If you created a website that is only for personal purpose or small business, then you can register your website on a shared web hosting.

Shared web hosting is a type of web hosting where a single server is divided among many webmasters as well. This is due to a personal website or internet endeavors do not require extensive resources, and also the costs for shared web hosting is the most inexpensive when compared to other types of web hosting. However, if your business has grown rapidly and is felt that the shared web hosting no longer support your business, you can move to a more comprehensive server with an upgrade.

Indeed, to start an online business is not too easy but not too difficult also. You just need understand The Foundation for Starting an Online Business and how to start this business. For example, in addition to mastering the product or service you sell, you must also need to learn how to attract consumers to buy your products or services marketed on your website. But it is not impossible. As long as you're keep trying and willing to learn, success has been waiting in front of you.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Visit Herzogenaurach, Germany 2010

After a while, finally I could visit this country again. Yes, one of my favorite countries, Germany. At first I was worried about the weather there, because it is currently winter, and my friend who was already been there said that it was very cold, the temperatures can dropped to -10C with snow were scattered everywhere.
Hearing this, of course I had to prepare everything well. Starting from a thick jacket, sweater, scarf, hat 'skullcaps', gloves and underwear (long john), do not forget medications and vitamins to maintain health.

I left in early December yesterday, with route Jakarta-Singapore-Frankfurt-Nuremberg using Singapore Airlines. This route is the same as last year, because there are no direct flights from Jakarta to Germany by using this airline.
However, I really enjoy using this airline, because many of my friends told me that this airline is one of the major airlines and the best in the world, and it was true. Starting from service to facilities all are very good and complete (although the pricing is more expensive than other airlines, but it's all worth in my opinion).

But I am a little late at the airport in Frankfurt, because the plane that led to Nuremberg was delayed, so I still had time to enjoy a cup of coffee at the airport with a discount coin that I got when I checked in. After waiting about 40 minutes, finally I can get into the plane. The journey from Frankfurt to Nuremberg takes about 45 minutes. When I arrived in Nuremberg airport I was a little surprised with my baggage, the key combination on my luggage was damaged aka burglarized. So I checked all my things inside, but it seems nothing's missing. Maybe it only complains for airport security check of the party.

Exiting the airport, I was greeted with cold air and a thin snow. Time temperature was around -2C. I immediately look for a taxi to take me to the hotel. Unfortunately, the taxi drivers can not speak English, so I can not chat during the way to hotel. The hotel I which I stayed was practically very nice. A 4 star hotel called Ramada, located in Herzogenaurach. The facilities at this hotel is quite complete and the size of the rooms for single bed is also quite extensive.
Of course, because it was entering the month of December, the Christmas atmosphere here is very thick, even in whole Germany. I even can not wait to enjoy the typical German food, beer and wine with its delicious taste.

However, because the air outside the pretty cold, so I did not do a lot of outdoor activities. Just took some pictures and playing with snow. BEcause when I went here last year, the snow was not much as today.
Although my visit this time is not too long, but I would use this opportunity as best as I could. Apparently the hotel is also adjacent to Adidas headquarters, and also close to the Adidas Factory Outlet. Many places impressed me here.

Well, in my first day here, I spent my time to rest, because the schedule for the next day was full. Well, it because my travel this time is pure for business. Although it's only a few days in Herzo, but I will take this advantage as best as I can. Starting from the main battle the snow, a visit to his favorite restaurant and a walk in the park around the hotel, although cold, This time, this place was very beautiful. Especially with a lot of Christmas decorations on the street and at homes. It's really an unforgettable experience.
Looks like I wrote long enough, so I will end this up to here. But don't worry, I will share my another experience in another city later on.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Sophia and Aiden lead BabyCenter's Top 100 Baby Names of 2010

Please step down, Isabella. Sophia is taking your place as the most popular girl's name of 2010.

Congratulations, Aiden. You've held onto the number-one boy's spot for the sixth year in a row.

Welcome to the pack, Liam and Abigail. You're now officially a part of the coveted top 10.

BabyCenter released its list of the Top 100 Baby Names of 2010 today. The online parenting and pregnancy destination compiled some 350,000 baby names and combined those that sound the same but have different spellings (such as Sophia and Sofia) to create a true measure of popularity.

Top 10 Girls’ Names of 2010

1. Sophia
2. Isabella
3. Olivia
4. Emma
5. Chloe

6. Ava
7. Lily
8. Madison
9. Addison
10. Abigail

Top 10 Boys’ Names of 2010

1. Aiden
2. Jacob
3. Jackson
4. Ethan
5. Jayden
6. Noah
7. Logan
8. Caden
9. Lucas
10. Liam

What's influencing baby-naming parents? Parents turned to pop culture, politics, a bygone era, and the ever-popular Old Testament for inspiration. Here's a look at the Hottest Baby Name Trends of 2010:

* Glee's cheerleader queen Quinn may be mean, but her name is certainly popular, jumping up in the ratings a whopping 60 percent. Finn, Jenna, and Lea are also singing a happy tune.
* The critically acclaimed drama Mad Men has struck a nerve with the American public. Dishy Don (as in Draper) inched up the charts, and his ex-wife is bringing the cool back to Betty. The silver-haired fox Roger rose 21 percent, while his wife, Jane, also gained popularity.
* The names of the moms on MTV's reality show 16 and Pregnant are also popular: Maci, Farrah, and Katelynn are up by 60, 51, and 7 percent, respectively.
* Sarah Palin's daughters' names – Bristol, Willow, and Piper – are climbing the ladder, but the name Sarah is actually in decline.
* The golden age of film (think 1930 to 1959) played a starring role in this year's list. Audrey, Ava, Scarlett, Evelyn, Vivien, and Greta all got rave reviews.
* Parents are reaching back for names…way, way back to the Old Testament. Jacob has made the BabyCenter top ten for the past ten years, while Levi, Caleb, Elijah, and Jeremiah are rising in the charts. For more about the hottest trends see BabyCenter’s Baby Names Special Report of 2010.

What about names below the top ten? Some are flying up the list, while others are spiraling downward.

* Newcomers who broke into the top 100 include Annabelle (69), Stella (72), Nora (83), Jeremiah (90), Hudson (96), and Ryder (97).
* Ellie, who leapfrogged 26 spots to come in at number 61, is a rising star.
* So is Charlotte, who was bumped up 20 to number 38.
* And then there's Grayson, who enjoyed a 25-spot jump to land at number 66.
* Some names lost a lot of ground. Brooke shot down 23 spots to number 82, while Hayden tumbled 20 spots to number 91.
* Ashley and Brendan exited the top 100 entirely.

What's up for next year? BabyCenter uses a top-secret algorithm to unearth the names that are likely to become even more popular in 2011.

* Of the top 100 girls' names from 2010, it looks like Layla, Lila, Evelyn, Charlotte, Lucy, Ellie, Aaliyah, Bella, Claire, and Aubrey will continue to rise in 2011.
* Of the top 100 boys' names from 2010, BabyCenter predicts that Eli, Colton, Grayson, Wyatt, Henry, Mason, Landon, Charlie, Max, and Chase will gain momentum in 2011.

And what about names that haven't even broken into the top 100? Who will be next year's newcomers?

* Among the less popular names now moving up the girls' list are Isla, Adalyn, Giuliana, Olive, Kinsley, Evangeline, Paisley, Vivienne, Maci, and Kinley.
* And although Bentley, Kellan, Kingston, Aarav, Ryker, Beckett, Colt, Paxton, Jax, and Lincoln are well below the top 100 on the boys' list, they're all fast climbers.

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