Retno Wulandari  22 March 2017 18:40

Kefir has gained its popularity lately especially in social media where online shops have started to sell kefir-infused products, from food to face masks. But do you know what kefir is?

Kefir is a beverage made of fermented milk, usually goat’s milk. The name itself comes from a Turkish word for “feeling good.” It’s originated in Northern Caucasus Mountain where they made kefir using kefir grains.

Benefits of kefir, the ultimate superfood

The bacteria contained in kefir, Lactobacillus Caucasus, ferments lactose in the milk into lactic acid, which gives kefir its sour taste. Along with other intestinal microbes, the bacteria also gives kefir its benefits for your body and skin health.

Today, kefir is considered as a superfood because it contains a composition of intestinal microbes that prevents the growth of pathogenic microorganisms inside your body.

Kefir drinks can improve our immune system, overcoming fatigue and cleansing our stomach. Kefir is also good for our bones and tooth because it’s rich in calcium and phosphorus. It’s also rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and proteins. Regular consumption of kefir will help to keep us healthy and reduce weight as well.

Kefir mask for healthy and glowing skin

In addition to its health benefits as a drink, kefir also makes an incredible nourishing face mask, thanks to the probiotics it contains and the natural Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA).

AHA has been the key ingredient in many skincare products for its ability to improve skin condition. It helps getting rid of dead skin cells, restore the balance of beneficial bacterias on skin and stimulating the production of collagen, an anti-aging agent. Kefir also helps with skin exfoliation and offers anti-inflammatory effect, which help to overcome various skin problems such as acne and rosacea.

How to make a kefir mask

You can always purchase your kefir mask, but to make sure that your mask contains real fresh kefir, you can also try to make it yourself. All you need is a bottle of original kefir beverage without added sugar and some other ingredients.

If you want, you can brew the kefir beverage by yourself by mixing kefir grains with either goat or cow milk, covering it with clean cloth, placing it in a warm place and leaving it for about 24 hours to culture. Using mesh strainer, separate kefir milk from the grains.

To make the kefir mask, first you have to know your skin’s condition, whether it’s normal/combination, acne-prone, dry or oily because each type needs different treatment.

Normal/combination skin: Mix 2 tablespoons of kefir with grated cucumber, apply the mixture to your face and let it sit for 20 minutes, and gently rinse off. Enjoy the softer skin!

Oily skin: Mix 2 tablespoons of kefir, egg white and honey. Apply to your face and let it dry about 15-20 minutes. Egg white helps to tighten the pores and antibacterial agents in honey help keeping your skin healthy.

Dry/dehydrated skin: Mix 2 tablespoons of kefir, egg yolk and avocado. Apply the mixture to your face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Avocado is rich in monounsaturated fats and acts as a moisturizing agent.

Acne-prone skin: Mix 2 tablespoons of kefir with oatmeal and honey. Apply the mixture to your face for about 15-20 minutes, and welcome healthier, smoother, and plumper skin!



Retno Wulandari  21 March 2017 17:30

What are you using your spare time for? Chilling at your home with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book? Hang out with some friends? Joshua Smith has another interesting thing to do in his spare time, and the results are just amazing.

(Photo credit: Joshua Smith) 

The Australian stencil artist had a special interest in microscopic objects, and he’s very good at it.

(Photo credit: Joshua Smith)

(Photo credit: Joshua Smith)

(Photo credit: Joshua Smith)

In his latest project, he made a perfect depiction of an urban life, with all those buildings, street signs, all of those intricate details, in a miniature size.

(Photo credit: Joshua Smith)

One of his recent works is a Temple Street miniature. It’s made after a real-life apartment block in a densely-populated settlement in Kowloon City, Hong Kong.

(Photo credit: Joshua Smith)

(Photo credit: Joshua Smith)

(Photo credit: Joshua Smith)

Smith built his miniature apartment using used cardboards, which were finely carved and shaped to form the details. He also used fibreboard and paint to embody every detail in the actual Kowloon City apartment buildings with their moldy walls, filthy windows, graffiti, tiny ad-boards and other details that look realistic.

(Photo credit: Joshua Smith)

(Photo credit: Joshua Smith)

(Photo credit: Joshua Smith)



He even made the intricate small features, such as clothesline hanging outside the window, outdoor units of air conditioning system, street signs, horizontal curtain blinds inside the windows, Chinese food leftovers on the table, old newspapers to cover the windows and posters and magazine cutouts taped to the wall.

(Photo credit: Joshua Smith)

He also made other buildings, such as a brick-walled shophouse with weathered windowsills and small neon signs with wooden floors.

(Photo credit: Joshua Smith)

(Photo credit: Joshua Smith)

Smith even made a garbage bin with the contact of disposal company on it, along with black garbage bags and dry maple leaves.

(Photo credit: Joshua Smith)

(Photo credit: Joshua Smith)

(Photo credit: Joshua Smith)

You can find more about Joshua Smith and his artworks on his Facebook.



Tunggul Kumoro  21 March 2017 13:45

Instagram just announced that they will have the feature to save videos on Instagram Live to our phone after done streaming.

Previously, Instagram Live launched late last year was known to delete the content when your live stream is over, making users unable to re-watch or to post it to Facebook or YouTube.

Photo: Instagram/@instagram

The upgraded feature puts Instagram on par with Facebook Live or Periscope. A save button will appear at the end of your stream and you only need to tap it to get your video saved to your camera roll. Yes, not on Instagram, so you still won't be able to see the likes, comments or other real-time interactions. But it's better than losing your previous moments, right?

The ability to save live Instagram broadcasts is out yesterday in the latest 10.12 version of the app on both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store.





Adelia Anjani Putri   13 March 2017 16:40

Susi Pudjiastuti has been a rock star and media darling since she was appointed as fisheries minister by President Joko Widodo in 2014.

Not only she refused to bow down to the patriarchy nor to don ‘traditional look of female politicians’, Susi proves that one’s style has nothing to do with one’s capability in getting the job done.

But let’s not talk about politics, her decision to blow up illegal ships or her policy on banning the use of trawls and seine nets. Let’s just talk about something that we can all agree — how cool the minister is.

She built her own company, she proves that college degree is not the most important thing to have if you want to be successful, she takes time to respond to her followers on Twitter, she’s not afraid to be herself in public —from showing her tattoo, getting her hair colored, to smoking in public, and…. do you know that she can also paddle the kayak on open water?

Susi tweeted yesterday a picture of herself standing on top of a kayak while holding a paddle. She did not elaborate where the picture was taken, but Twitter users were already excited with what they could get.

Susi later followed the tweet with more pictures. To answer one user’s concern about her ability to stabilize herself while on a kayak, Susi sent out this picture of her casually sipping a cup of coffee and smoking a cigarette. 

But it seems that it’s impossible to make everyone happy in social media. Some users commented that she should stop smoking and take care of her health. Susi responded with another epic picture.

“The health minister would’ve liked this one better,” she said.

And it’s not internet without photo editors jumping in to create memes out of regular pictures.

Someone brought Godzillas to the scene. 

Someone brought an Ultraman fight.


Someone took Willy from ‘Free Willy’ to join her.

Someone thought that Susi was out in the water to complete her Pokédex. Well, who knows, right?




  10 March 2017 16:08

Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday revealed that Facebook's first family is growing, with a baby sister on the way for one-year-old daughter Maxima.

"We are all better people because of the strong women in our lives — sisters, mothers and friends," Zuckerberg said in a post at his Facebook page.

"We can't wait to welcome our new little one and do our best to raise another strong woman."

Zuckerberg's doctor wife, Priscilla Chan, gave birth to daughter "Max" in late November of 2015.

After Max was born, Zuckerberg and his wife said they would give away 99 percent of their Facebook wealth in a philanthropy initiative "to improve the lives of all those coming into this world".

A charitable foundation backed by the couple early this year bought a Canadian artificial intelligence startup as part of a mission to eradicate disease.

Zuckerberg and Chan last year pledged $3 billion over the next decade to help banish or manage all disease, pouring some of the Facebook founder's fortune into innovative research.

Agence France-Presse


Tunggul Kumoro  09 March 2017 14:30

Chris Hemsworth's Thor had his blonde locks cut in favor of a shorter 'do in the first look of "Thor: Ragnarok" as revealed by Entertainment Weekly magazine recently.

Our handsome god of thunder is going spartan with a new armor and armament, ditching his war hammer "Mjolnir" for dual blades.

And his new haircut is not the only thing that'll make you giddy with excitement for the next Thor movie. The first look images also feature the eccentric Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster, Cate Blanchet as the main villain Hela, Tessa Thomspon as Asgardian Warrior, Thor's love interest Valkyrie and of course Tom Hiddleston as trickster nemesis Loki. 

See them for yourself.

Photo: Entertainment Weekly


Photo: Entertainment Weekly


Photo: Entertainment Weekly

Photo: Entertainment Weekly

Photo: Entertainment Weekly

Photo: Entertainment Weekly

Thor: Ragnarok is set to be released on Nov. 3. Not soon enough, if you ask us.



Tunggul Kumoro  08 March 2017 22:05

Officer Daniel Carter (Aaron Poole) rushed a blood-soaked man to a local hospital only to discover the patients and staff inside turning ferociously insane as cloaked Bill Chiper-like figures starting to surround the building.

And it was only a beginning of a gory adventure he had to endure.

The movie is directed by Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie. It also stars Kathleen Munroe, Ellen Wong and Kenneth Welsh.

The Void is out in theaters and in video-on-demand services.