Monday, March 31, 2014

Escape Plan

If I were stuck at a location where a volcano was about to erupt I would first of all get scared but that wouldn't help. Then I would call a family or friend that could help me get out of the situation. If they happened to not be able to I would quickly pack food, water, and clothes as fast as I can in a bag and look for protection like a plastic bag or bed cover to cover me. Then I would look for a fast ride to safety, like a bike or a car, but a car at the same time wouldn't be best I would take a bike and if the bike happened to break I would run as fast as I can to safety and stay there until the volcano erupted and everything was clear. All I am hoping that I wouldn't ever have to live near a possible erupting volcano. This is what happened at Indonesia that is why we are trying to help these innocent people.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

What I Would do in Case of a Volcano by Hana hubert

If I lived in the area of an erupting volcano, and had no place to go, this is what I would do. I would first attempt to contact someone who was evacuating and see if there was any possibility that I could go with them. If that did not work, I would quickly pack a backpack of food and water, and take the fastest way of transportation available, like a car or bike, and go at top speed away from the volcano, for however many days would be required to escape before the eruption. Hopefully, I would have started on this a week before the eruption, so that I would have a chance to escape.

Being aware of the events where you live is very important. If you don't it can cost you a lot, in this case your life. Knowledge is power. We the Rescue Rangers make it our mission to inform others of whats happening in the world and raise awareness about other's misfortunes. Making an impact and making changes is what we hope to do.

By Hana S. Hubert

Saturday, March 29, 2014

About Indonesian Culture

              Indonesia is a country in South East Asia. Indonesia is located in Malay Archipelago, consisting of more than 17,000 islands, with around 900 islands inhabited. Geographically, Indonesia is located between two continents (Asia and Australia) and two oceans (Indian and Pacific oceans).
              As it straddles equator, Indonesia has a tropical climate with sunny days throughout the year. Located in southwestern part of Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia has high volcano activities resulting in high quality of soil for agriculture. There are two distinct monsoonal rainy (October to March) and dry (April to September) seasons. High rainfall, sunny days, and fertile soil support biodiversity;        
Indonesia is the second highest level of biodiversity in the world after Brazil.
              Indonesian cultures are characterized by its vast varieties. Indonesia has hundreds of ethnic cultures. Separated geographically by land and sea, each community develops its own unique cultures.
                 Culture of Indonesia is a mix between indigenous cultures influenced by centuries of relationship with outside world. Ancient relation with Indian subcontinent brought two Indian greatest epochs – Ramayana and Mahabharata – to Indonesia, in which they fused with local cultures, along with Hinduism and Buddhism. Later Islam came in the height of the middle ages, brought by Muslim preachers and merchants. Consequently, there are cultures influenced by Islamic teachings, such as Saman dance in Aceh and Sekaten festival di Jogjakarta. Missionaries brought Christianity in the colonial era. Kroncong style is a traditional music introduced by Portuguese centuries ago. Dominant religion of an ethnic clearly influences its culture, as seen in Sumatra, Java, Bali, and East Nusa Tenggara.
                Wayang kulit is a popular shadow puppet theater among Sudanese, Javanese, and Balinese people. These show present stories taken from localized Ramayana and Mahabharata epochs. Gamelan, a set of traditional musical instruments, accompanies this show that often takes place a whole nightlong. In November 7th 2003 UNESCO designated wayang kulit as Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity; in return Indonesians must preserve this heritage.
              Almost every ethnic in Indonesia has its own language. Malay has been a lingua franca for centuries. Today Malay is codified in Bahasa Indonesia and serves as Indonesian national language.


By-  Ward Alzahrani :)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Indonesia Life and Culture

Indonesia Life and Culture by Abrar Nomani

Indonesia is an archipelago of more than 17,000 Island, with over 250 million people living in it. The capital city of Jakarta is one of the most populous cities in the world. It is a vibrant city with people of many cultural backgrounds like India, China and Middle East. Just like its culture, Indonesia has people with multiple religious believes like Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and Confucianism.

Indonesia is rich in many art forms like dances, poetry, theater, craft, sculpture, architecture and martial art. I found Silat which is a form of martial art to be very fascinating. It looks like a combination of Karate and Wresting. The players use both their hands and feet to get the opponent down. It is fun to watch the videos on YouTube, but it is painful for the player who gets thrown down to the ground.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Indonesian Culture by Samreen Ahmed

The Indonesia culture is as vibrant and versatile as its landscape and natural beauty. The rich Indonesian culture is the result of the influence of the various neighboring countries and its very own ethnic culture.
The influence of India and the China since the ancient times and the European and the Middle Eastern influence in the medieval age are behind the vibrant culture of Indonesia. Religions also had a big effect on the Indonesian culture.
Though a largest Muslim country in the world Indonesia still has the influence of Hinduism and Buddhism embedded in its everyday life. The culture of Indonesia is well depicted in the arts and crafts of this South Asian country.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Culture Of The Indonesia

Mostly Indonesia religon are 88% Muslim, 5% Protestant, 3% Roman Catholic, 2% Hindu, 1% Buddhist, and 1% other. The mostly used language in Indonesia is know as Indonesian or it's also called Bahasa Indonesian. The way they eat is they put a dish in the middle and serve it to you. You don't serve your self. You eat and pass the food with your right hand always. Those are some ways they eat. Also they way they greet is usually shaking their hand. Also many of them may give a slight bow or place their hands on their hearts afters shaking ones hand. Those are some of the culture in Indonesia.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Cultural Flavor of Indonesia by Hana S. Hubert

Indonesia is located along ancient trading routes between the Far East, South Asia, and the Middle East. That results in many cultural practices influenced by many religions, such as: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Islam, and Christianity. The result is a complex cultural mix.

Balinese dances have stories of Buddhist and Hindu kingdoms, while Islamic art and architecture are present in Sumatra. Traditional art, music, and sport are combined to form a kind of martial art known as Pencak Silat.

Western culture greatly influenced Indonesia in science, technology, and modern entertainment like television, film, and music, a political system and issues. Indonesia has also taken on a popular song called Dangdut, often mixed with Arab and Malay folk music. The volcano eruption, however, covered everything in ash and debris. Despite this diversity in culture, the volcano affected everyone within the area, causing destruction everywhere. That's why the Rescue Rangers are helping them, to clean up the ashes that coated the houses and streets. Donate, and support us in our mission.