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Irwan Ngadisastra: Keys behind his success managing Indo Cafe.
Kartika Indah Pelaporyt
Garuda Indonesia New Discount for Students.
The Rise of Indonesiaâ€™s Economy
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SU CC ES S STO RY
Ngadisastra Meet the man behind Seattle’s most successful Indonesia restaurant, Indo Café.
Hoping to improve business for other Indonesian restaurant owners across Irwan Ngadisastra graduated with a major in business from Oregon University. He then continued with higher education at Seattle University. Shortly after, he landed a job at
Starbucks Corporation for one year, before working at a High tech company in Bellevue called Microstar Labs for nine years. In 2008, an opportunity came to gain ownership of Indo Café, an authentic Indonesian restaurant. Under Ngadisastra’s ownership, Indo Café has gained high popularity with non-Indonesian
the states, Ngadisastra spent two years with culinary graduates to create a system that can be implemented for Indonesian restaurants. In attempt to test out his method, he recently joined new partnership with Cloves, a restaurant located in Queen Anne area, Seattle. Cloves offers a more modern,
contemporary Indonesian food and
According to Ngadisastra, the challenges of having
predecessor Indo Café. Ngadisastra
an Indonesian restaurant in the U.S. are Indonesian cuisines are not the easiest to make. The chef has to be skillful or the food won’t taste good. Secondly cost of the spices is high, so the profit margin is small. And most importantly, Americans are not really familiar with Indonesian dishes. These are why Indonesian restaurants mainly rely on the Indonesian community
restaurant experience, compare to its hopes that Cloves can attract more nonIndonesian customers. When asked on what advice he would give for people that are trying to follow his footstep in owning a restaurant, Ngadisastra said: “First you need to
itself, which is a very small in America.
have a passion. Restaurant business
Ngadisastra noticed that other Asian food restaurants
is because of its high risk, which
such as Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese are successful as they are widely accepted by Americans, but that wasn’t the case for Indonesian restaurants. In Seattle, there are about eight Indonesian restaurants that went out of business since Indo Café opened in 2004.
is one of the hardest businesses there makes it hard to have a financing from the bank, so you really need to be passionate to last in this business. But most importantly I would say you must understand the business.”
P R O FILE
Pelapory Pelapory has an outgoing, creative and silly personality. She always enjoyed performing and doing arts.
orn on April 25, 1987 to a Manado-Ambon family, Kartika Indah Pelapory grew up in the best of both worlds. She was
born in Jakarta, but spent nine years of her childhood in the United States before returning to her hometown. In 2009, She graduation from Pelita Harapan University with a major in International Relations. Pelapory has an outgoing, creative and silly personality. She always enjoyed performing and doing arts. She was always active in school during her younger years. She was a cheerleader, modern dancer, choreographer, PASKIBRA (flag bearers) member, student body president and was also a straight A student. After high school, Pelapory won a nationwide competition held by Softex Company Indonesia where she held the title of Super Smart DJ. She began her professional career in showbiz in 2005, when a casting director spotted her. She soon started in her first role in the movie “Rumah Pondok Indah.” She then went on to acting in other full-length motion pictures such as “Cewe Matrepolis,” “Lentera Merah,” “Big Size Mas” and “Aku Cinta Kamu Titik.” In “Cewe Matrepolis,” Pelapory had the chance to write, arrange and sing two songs for the movie’s original soundtrack.
Other than the big screen, Pelapory has also starred in numerous TV appearances including soap operas (sinetrons), variety shows, reality shows, talk shows and commercials. She was also featured in several magazine covers, billboards and advertisements. In the midst of her showbiz career and attending university, Indah participated in the 2008 Miss Indonesia pageant. She was the first runner-up and received “Miss Healthy Hair” title. She then went on to be the ambassador for Education and Environment in Indonesia through different Miss Indonesia programs. Although Pelapory enjoys the entertainment industry, her life-long dream was to become a diplomat. But, no matter which career path she embarks, she believes that God has a plan for everyone and just like her motto” “Do your best and God will do the rest.” Pelapory is currently attending California State University in Los Angeles in hopes of gaining her Master’s Degree in Global Politics.
Indah, representing Maluku in Miss Indonesia 2008
Mother’s Day M
Many people send cards or gifts to
other’s Day in United States, Mother’s Day in
their mother or mother figure or make
the United States is annually held on the second
Mother’s Day gifts are flowers,
a special effort to visit her. Common
Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time
chocolate, candy, clothing, jewelry and
to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people
trip to a spa. Some families organize an
treats, such as a beauty treatment or
give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or
outing for all of their members or hold a
other treats to their mother and mother figures, including
In the days and weeks before Mother’s
grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers.
special meal at home or in a restaurant. Day, many schools help their pupils to prepare a handmade card or small gift for their mothers. Public life
Mother’s Day is not a federal holiday.
Around 1870, Julia Ward Howe called for
In 1908, she was instrumental in
Organizations, businesses and stores
Mother’s Day to be celebrated each year
arranging a service in the Andrew’s
are open or closed, just as they are on
to encourage pacifism and disarmament
Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton,
any other Sunday in the year. Public
amongst women. It continued to be held
West Virginia, which was attended
transit systems run to their normal
in Boston for about ten years under her
by 407 children and their mothers.
Sunday schedules. Restaurants may be
sponsorship, but died out after that.
The church has now become the
busier than usual, as some people take
International Mother’s Day Shrine.
their mothers out for a treat.
In 1907, Anna Jarvis held a private
It is a tribute to all mothers and has
Mother’s Day celebration in memory
been designated as a National Historic
of her mother, Ann Jarvis, in Grafton,
The origins of Mother’s Day are
West Virginia. Ann Jarvis had organized
attributed to different people. Many
“Mother’s Day Work Clubs” to improve
Mother’s Day has become a day that
believe that two women, Julia Ward
health and cleanliness in the area
focuses on generally recognizing
Howe and Anna Jarvis were important
where she lived. Anna Jarvis launched
mothers’ and mother figures’ roles.
in establishing the tradition of Mother’s
a quest for Mother’s Day to be more
Mother’s Day has also become an
Day in the United States. Other sources
widely recognized. Her campaign was
increasingly important event for
say that Juliet Calhoun Blakely initiated
later financially supported by John
businesses in recent years. This is
Mother’s Day in Albion, Michigan, in
Wanamaker, a clothing merchant from
particularly true of restaurants and
the late 1800s. Her sons paid tribute to
businesses manufacturing and selling
her each year and urged others to honor their mothers.
cards and gift items.
ET’S LET’S LET’S UN! RUN! RUN! N
owadays running has become a part of popular culture. This activity that was exclusively for athletes a decade ago is now quiet ubiquitous. More running events are held every year. Last
month, there are 24 different running events in the city of Seattle, ranging from a mere 2 miles to a full marathon. We all know that running is good for our health. Some of the benefits of running include a healthy lung function, an increased level of immune system, lower risk of developing blood clots and weight loss. Running is one of the most natural forms of sport. Everyone can run, but while that is true, just like any other sports running requires proper preparations to prevent injuries.
Here are some steps for running beginners
LET’S LET’S RUN! RUN! LET’S LET’S RUN! RUN! LET’S LET’S GET THE RIGHT SHOE
People have different kinds of feet. Some people have flat feet, others have high-arched, while there are also what’s
called neutral feet. Depending on the type of feet you have,
choosing the right shoe is crucial in order to give you a great running experience. Go to your nearest shoe store, and use their tool to find out!
Warm up is essential for any kinds of sports to prevent injuries. It prepares your body for the activity that its about to endure.
Most people stretch, walk or jog to warm up. A good warm up will prepare oxygen, and the movement of blood, for your muscles.
LET’S LET’S RUN! RUN! LET’S LET’S ! RUN! RUN! LET’S LET’S ! RUN! RUN! LET’S LET’S SET YOUR DISTANCE
Build your stamina before going to a longer run. Begin with a
shorter distance. You don’t want to get over excited and push yourself beyond what your body is capable of, that is a sure recipe for injury. Be patient, the key is to build stamina. Do
short distances first. Once you feel that your body is ready, then go for a longer distance.
SET YOUR PACE
Once you set a distance to run, the next thing to do is to set
your pace. Remember you are running, not sprinting. What’s important is being able to complete your distance, not how
fast you get there. Set a consistent pace, so that you don’t get too tired in the middle of your run.
Music is a good companion for running, the right music can
set you in the right mood, and increase your adrenaline. Make a playlist of your favorite music that will keep you going for the duration of the run that you have set.
TIMES has yet to
“The Rise of Indonesia Economy”
After suffering a major economic crisis in 1997, Indonesia has become one of the emerging markets in the world economy. After an impressive 6.5% growth in 2011, the economy is expected to grow at 6.1% and 6.6% in 2012 and 2013.
Direct Investments Replacing Household Consumption Indeed, according to the Minister of
Three of the biggest sector that received
Economy, Hatta Rajasa, In 2012, the
foreign direct investment (FDI) are
In fact, Indonesia was one of the very
main contributor of Indonesiaâ€™s gross
mining ($1.1 billion), followed by trans-
few countries, which had a positive stock
domestic product (GDP) will shift from
portation and telecommunication ($800
market performance in 2011. Also, its
household consumption to investment.
million), and plantations ($500 million).
bond market was the best performer in
It is also reported that Indonesia foreign
Asia that same year.
direct investment rose by 30.3% to 51.5
Indonesian government itself remains
trillion rupiah (US$ 5.6 Billion) in the first
optimistic, despite the current economic
quarter of the year.
uncertainty in the world. The govern-
This steady economic growth was awarded by investment services like Moodyâ€™s
ment is targeting 206.8 trillion rupiah
and Fitch by making the countryâ€™s credit
Foreign investor has been attracted by
in foreign direct investment this year--
rating back to an investment grade, at
the growth of Indonesia in recent year.
about 18% higher than that of last year.
the beginning of this year. Investment
The growth is so strong that some inves-
services approval is very significant to
tors are still willing to overlook the still
gain trust from foreign investors.
need to be improved infrastructure.
OT HE R NE W S
LADY GAGA BANNED CONCERT Lady Gaga concert is Cancelled, the news is less exciting for the fans coming back to western musicians in Indonesia that is Lady Gaga fans. After some time ago also a mighty Avenged Sevenfold concert in Indonesia failed. Now turn to Lady Gaga concert Cancel . If the cancellation of the a7x concert promoters lack the support in organizing a grand concert in Indonesia, this time to Lady Gaga concert was just one obstacle, namely the strict prohibition of many Muslims in Indonesia because lady gaga is considered too sensual. As a country which adopts the east, Indonesia is supposed to ﬁlter the western cultures that do not provide a positive example in Indonesia. Because it is the majority of the population of Indonesia is the Muslims, so no one if the number of rejection of the plan lady gaga concert. We also know how the lady gaga concert when on stage. Clothing that fulgar, as well as an inviting appearance that lust is a natural thing in the lady gaga concert. However, to the east as Indonesia is, everything that smells of lust and lust is quite inviting strongly opposed. Never mind the lady gaga, local dangdut artist Inul sajah sanahsinih often banned by its own people. And that’s because it’s his stage act that was too hot. Especially when it comes to Lady Gaga?
Controversy lady gaga concert in Jakarta is already a long tug. Appalagi when many refused to rally lady gaga concert in Indonesia . . According to the protesters, “Lady Gaga is not like an exemplary citizen to Indonesia. Look and act very crazy stage and fulgar will make young people in Indonesia moral decline, so it must be held that the rejection of Lady Gaga wants to hold a
For the loyal fans Lady Gaga, surely it
concert in Indonesia , especially in Jakarta.
becomes the worst news today. The concert is planned to be held in early June 2012
Oﬃcial decision regarding the cancella-
this was unilaterally canceled by the way.
tion of Lady Gaga concert in Jakarta was
Especially for those who already pur-
taken by the Jakarta Police. As the highest
chased ticket, it was devastated by this
security unit in the city of Jakarta Jakarta
news. But of course we do not address this
Police often criticized the planned holding
with one point of view sajah. In another
of Lady Gaga concert in Jakarta. Moreover,
perspective, we might be able to take a les-
supported by the MUI and some fractions
son from all this. Namely the cancellation
that are not members of the House will
of a concert in jakarta lady gaga is likely
be held menyetuujui lady gaga concert
to minimize the risk of mental decline
was great. So as a security oﬃcer and the
in youth Indonesia.Segala things are the
parties can determine whether or not
positives and negatives, but it would be
diadakanya a concert, the Jakarta Police
nice if we take the positive side of each
considered mrlakukan right decision, by
existing incident. Be sincere and posi-
not allowing the Lady Gaga concert in
tive thinking is the best way to overcome
GARUDA SPECIAL RATES For
The National Carrier Garuda Indonesia has
The Universities and schools that received
signed a memorandum of understanding
the discounts are: Airlangga University,
with 17 universities and schools in
Hasanuddin University, Riau University,
Indonesia, offering a benefit to their
Diponegoro University, Bandung Institute
students and others. It will give 25 percent
of Technology, Bogor Agricultural
discount for students and baggage limit of
Institute, University of Indonesia, Gadjah
an extra 10 kilogram. This rate will be valid
Mada University, Mulawaman University,
for both domestic and international flights.
University of North Sumatra, Principal Bandung International School,
â€œEducators and staff members of the
Global Jaya, ACG International school,
education institutions, as well as parents
Paramadina University, Tiara Bangsa
accompanying students on the flights
School, Pelita Harapan Foundation, and
will also be subject to interesting fares
when flying with Garuda Indonesia,â€? Garuda marketing and sales director Elisa
In the future, Garuda plans to cooperate
Lumbantoruan said after the signing of the
with 1,600 corporate partners.
memorandum of understanding in Jakarta
It is a part of their customer loyalty
on Wednesday, May 16 2012.
EDUCATION, ELECTRICITY both key to kids’ success, says Indonesian activist By: Jessica Yuwanto Tri Mumpuni—an Indonesian activist—
Tri Mumpuni was born in Semarang,
spoke last Saturday, April 22, at
Central Java, Indonesia in 1964. As a young
CERDAS’ fourth annual fundraising
child, she often accompanied her mother
dinner at North Bellevue Community
to diﬀerent villages to nurse the sick. Her
Center. She shared about her efforts to continue building hydropower projects in
house was the community center for activities ranging from literacy programs to health-care services, she said.
the rural areas of Indonesia.
In 2010, Mumpuni was invited to the She spent some of her teen years with the
Presidential Summit on Entrepreneur-
The CERDAS Foundation is a nonproﬁt,
family of Soepardjo Rustam, the former
ship in Washington, D.C. , with President
Minister of Internal Aﬀairs, where she was
Barack Obama. The president recognized
established in Seattle in 2007. CERDAS’
exposed directly to work with the poor in
Mumpuni in his speech and greeted her
mission, in fact, is to provide equal access
rural areas. She completed her studies at
with warmth afterward. She said it was the
to education for children, regardless of
the Institute of Agriculture in Bogor and
most historic moment in her life. In 2011,
their ethnic, religious, social, political or
then worked as a social worker in urban ar-
she became one of the six recipients of the
economic backgrounds, and to oﬀer aid
eas, where she developed an understand-
Ramon Magsaysay award, which is equiva-
during natural disasters and emergen-
ing of creating community-based models.
lent to the Nobel prize in Asia, according
cies in Indonesia. The word “CERDAS” in
to the Huﬃngton Post.
Indonesian means intelligent and “is used
Mumpuni’s husband, Iskandar Budisaroso
to describe a sharp mind.”
Kuntoadji—who is a micro hydropower
Mumpuni sees her work as a way to help
movement activist—persuaded her to
the poor improve their lives. “It is impor-
Over the years, Mumpuni’s business
return to rural areas to develop electri-
tant to expose the situations that unprivi-
group, IBEKA, has built 60 community-
cal power. In 1996, she realized that the
leged people face because they exist in our
run hydropower projects in Indonesia and
combined use of heat and power (co-gen-
society,” said Mumpuni, who is also the
the Philippines. These provide electricity
eration) was crucial to sustain electricity
recipient of Eisenhower and Ashoka fel-
for about 500,000 people in rural areas.
in rural areas since the state-run power
lowships. “The only way that we can thank
company was pulling sources of electricity
God for what we have is by giving back to
society. It’s almost like an obligation.”
Mumpuni also spoke about empathy. She claimed that many people are suﬀering from what she called “empathy deﬁciency human disorder.” She spoke about the gap between rich and poor people in Indonesia. “I believe that rich people aren’t capable of spending all of their money,” she said. “It’s better for them to use their money properly to help the kids in very remote areas to go to school.” She described how children would beneﬁt from having more sources of electricity. For example, the kids would be able to study at night and live in a cleaner environment. CERDAS currently provides ﬁnancial aid to 134 students, ranging from kindergarten through high school, in 13 regions in Indonesia. Their scholarship programs are aimed at reducing dropout rates and easing the transition from primary to secondary school. CERDAS believes education is the key to breaking poverty. “I’m so happy that this community is doing something concrete in helping other people,” Mumpuni stated. “You always have to start small, but things will grow. The most important thing is commitment.”
RAJAWALI SEATTLE PRESENTS:
(PIALA OLAHRAGA PERSATUAN MAHASISWA INDONESIA)
On May 12-13, 2012, Rajawali Seattle held its annual Sports Event, POPMI. The event was held at the Arcbishop Connolly Center, Seattle University Gym, like the previous year. Students and young adults, participated in Basketball, Futsal, and what appear to be a new competition this year, the three point contest.
unaken is an island covering an area of 8.08 km Â˛ at Manado Bay , situated on the northern island of Sulawesi , Indonesia .
This island is part of the city of Manado , the capital of the province of North Sulawesi , Indonesia . Bunaken island can be traveled by fast boat (speed boat) or a rented boat with about 30-minute trip from the port city of Manado . Around the island there Bunaken Bunaken marine park that is part of the Bunaken National Park . This marine park has a biodiversity of marine among the highest in the world. scuba diving attracts many visitors to the island. Bunaken marine park as a whole covers an area of 75 265 hectares to the five islands within it, namely the island of Manado Tua, Bunaken Island, Siladen Island, Island Mantehage follows several children of his island, and island Naen . Although it covers an area of 75 265 hectares, the location of the dive (diving) is limited in each of the five beaches that surround the island. Bunaken marine park has a 20 point dive (dive spot) with varying depths of up to 1344 meters. Of the 20 point dive, dive 12 points of which are located around Bunaken Island. Twelve-point diving is the most frequently visited by divers and lovers of the beauty of the underwater scenery. Most of the 12 point dive in Bunaken island lined up from the southeast to the northwest of the island. In this region there is a great underwater walls, also called the hanging walls, or walls of a giant rock that stands vertical and curved upward. These rock walls are also a source of food for fish in the waters around Bunaken Island. Unfortunately due to the great man, a lot of Indonesian people who never even set foot in the Land Lumimuut , was already familiar with and know about Bunaken, the Bunaken National Park to talk about, then talk about the International Heritage and a miracle of Bunaken. Many researchers from abroad deeply regrets the error information from Indonesia. Bunaken is more than just knowing the book, Bunaken is diving experience.
TRAV E L
Bonerate The national park offers the biggest atoll in Southeast Asiaâ€”third in the world behind Kwajalein at the Marshall Island and the Suvadiva of the Maldives.
aka Bonerate, located in southern Sulawesi, is one of the hidden gems of Indonesia tourism. The national park offers the biggest atoll in Southeast Asiaâ€”third in the world behind Kwajalein at the Marshall Island and the Suvadiva of the Maldives. Snorkeling and diving are the main activities here. Tourists are invited to explore around the 220,00 hectares of Coral Reef biodiversity habitat. Other attractions are its beautiful white sandy beach and its traditional inhabitant customs such as local fishermen catching fishes by hand lines. The area mainly serves tourists as the perfect getaway destination from the cityâ€™s business environment. As a matter of fact, the remoteness of the area is probably one of the major factors why it is not such a popular destination. Indeed, getting to Taka Bonerate requires more than just a will. It needs plenty of patience as well. It takes more than 12 hours of combined land and sea transportation to get to the national park from Makassar, which is the closest international terminal from the island. A normal trip to get to Taka Bonerate would look like this: six hours by land from Makassar to the terminal of Bira, plus a two-hour sail to Pamatata, and another one and a half hour to Benteng, before taking the eight-hours final boat trip. The duration of the journey might hesitate some tourists, but once they get arrive at the island, no doubt will they indulge the beauty and nature of a seemingly untouched world.
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Belgian Brownies WHO LOVES CHOCOLATE? Raise your hand! I do. I’m addicted to them since childhood. I prefer chocolate than candies at any given time. I can have chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Great thing is that chocolate can come in any form such as candy bar, bonbon, truffle, cake, cupcake, frosting, bread, cookies, soufflés and brownies. Yes, I said brownies.
The chocolate brownies that I’m about to share are amazing. They’re so delicious that once you have them out of the muffin pan, you just want to dig your teeth in them. I had them once at the Le Pain Quotidien Café.
I was so inspired by it, I had to do a research and try baking it right in my own kitchen.
These are not your typical brownies. It’s not fudgy, dense and heavy. These mini cakes are creamy and moist in the inside, but have that thin crust on the top. I recommend eating them with a spoon on a plate, since you’ll probably have some crust flying down that I’m sure you don’t want to waste.
Even better, top it off with some vanilla ice cream and some ice-cold milk or a cup of espresso on the side.
Ingredients 9 oz. bittersweet chocolate (you can also use Ghirardelli’s
cut into small pieces 5 eggs, beaten lightly with a fork 1 1/3 cups superfine sugar/caster sugar (to make this, you can process regular white granulated sugar in a processor for one minute; it will be less coarse than your regular sugar)
Chop the chocolate in to pieces (if you are using chocolate bar). Transfer the chocolate to a medium-sized bowl and add the butter. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water until the two ingredients have melted. Mix well and transfer to to a large bowl and set aside.
Bittersweet Chocolate Chips) 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter,
Preheat the oven to 325o F. Sift the sugar and flour together, then stir into the chocolate. Add the eggs and mix well. Cover and let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. You will notice that the batter will thicken as it stands.
Line a muffin tin with some awesome cupcake liners. Spoon 1/4 cup of the awesome batter into each paper-lined cup. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. The brownies will still be moist and puffy after being baked, but will fall slightly as they cool.
3 tablespoons pastry flour
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