Lowongan Kerja Bank BJB Syariah

Lowongan Kerja Bank BJB Syariah
Lowongan Kerja Bank BJB Syariah - PT Bank BJB Syariah atau yang lebih dikenal dengan BJB Syariah adalah Bank yang merupakan pemisahan dari induk perusahaan yaitu Bank BJB, setelah berberapa tahun menjadi UUS pada 2010. Bank BJB sendiri adalah bank BUMD milik Pemerintah Provinsi Jawa Barat dan Banten yang berkantor pusat di Bandung.  Bank BJB Syariah telah berdiri sejak 2010. Untuk meningkatkan kinerja serta mewujudkan visi misi nya, Bank BJB Syariah kembali membuka Lowongan Kerja kesempatan kepada putra putri Indonesia untuk bergabung menjadi bagian dari Bank BJB Syariah melalui Rekrutmen Loker Terbaru Bank BJB Syariah sebagai berikut :

Dalam rangka memperluas jaringan bisnis terbaru bulan Desember 2014 dan untuk memenuhi kebutuhan sumber daya manusia Bank BJB Syariah di Lowongan Terbaru posisi : STAFF

Pada bulan Desember 2014 Bank BJB Syariah kembali membuka kesempatan berkarir atau membuka Lowongan Terbaru bulan Desember 2014 untuk lulusan terbaru dengan kualifikasi sebagai berikut :

Lowongan Kerja Terbaru Desember 2014 Bank BJB Syariah

Lowongan Bank BJB Syariah Posisi :


Deskripsi Kerja :
  • Menyusun rencana bisnis bank bidang pengembangan teknologi informasi
  • Memonitor dan melakukan pengembangan core banking system, switching dan non-core banking system
  • Menetapkan metodologi pengembangan dan menerapkan prosedur pengadaan sistem aplikasi
  • Menetapkan, menerapkan prosedur, metodologi pengembangan, pengadaan hardware dan software aplikasi

Syarat Lowongan Bank BJB Syariah : 
  • Usia maksimal 45 tahun.
  • Minimum S1, diutamakan dari jurusan Teknik Informatika, Teknik Komputer
  • Memiliki pengalaman minimal 3 tahun di bidang pengembangan sistem komputerisasi di bidang aplikasi perbankan.
  • Pengalaman 3 tahun di bidang aplikasi perbankan


Deskripsi Kerja :
  • Menyusun memorandum review pembiayaan ( MRP ) terhadap usulan pembiayaan sesuai limit kantor pusat

Syarat Lowongan Bank BJB Syariah :
  • Usia maksimal 35 tahun.
  • Minimum S1, diutamakan dari jurusan Ekonomi, Akuntansi, Teknik Industri
  • Memiliki pengalaman minimal 2 tahun di bidang perbankan pembiayaan
  • Memiliki pengetahuan yang baik tentang ekonomi makro dan mikro, serta pengetahuan yang kuat tentang laporan keuangan


Deskripsi Kerja :
  • Memasarkan produk-produk pembiayaan bank dan menganalisis permohonan pembiayaan khusus segmen komersil

Syarat Lowongan Bank BJB Syariah :
  • Minimum D3, diutamakan jurusan Ekonomi, Akuntansi, Teknik Industri
  • Memiliki pengalaman minimal 1 tahun di bidang perbankan, minimal 1 tahun di bidang pembiayaan
  • Mampu untuk menganalisa segmen komersial pembiayaan (sindikasi, club deal, dll)

Catatan :

Jika anda tertarik dengan Lowongan Kerja Terbaru Desember 2014 Bank BJB Syariah, Silakan kirimkan berkas Lamaran Kerja melalui pendaftaran ONLINE via  :


Blues Council: What Will I Do

The Blues Council were reckoned to be one of the best Scottish bands of their era, but they released only one single. This track is the B-side of Baby Don't Look Down.

This short career came about because in 1965 their van crashed while they were touring and their bass player and singer both died.

The bass player was James Giffen and the singer was Fraser Calder. He is no relation as far as I know, but I thought he should be remembered on this blog.

In 1972, when a member of Stone the Crows, the Blues Council's guitarist Les Harvey died on stage at the Top Rank Suite, Swansea, when he was electrocuted by a faulty microphone.

The Blues Council's drummer Henry Wright is still with us and has contributed to a website on the band's history and that era in Scottish music.

Little Letters - Finishing

Now I know my ABC's next time won't you sing along with me. 
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To finish up your quilt you will need the following:
Cut 71 - 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" sashing strips from background fabric
Cut 42 - 1-1/2" squares in a variety of colors
Cut 3 - 4-1/2" x width of fabric strips for borders.
Construct blocks below and layout quilt top using photo above.
You will need 4 extra blocks
For each block cut 2 - 3" squares dark and 2 - 3" squares light
Make half square triangles using tutorial
Square half square triangles to 2-1/2"
Use layouts below to construct blocks.

Two Deltics passing through Crewe

Let's hear it for D9009 'Alycdion' and 55019 'Royal Highland Fusilier'.

Six of the Best 476

The Liberal Democrats need more passion and less PowerPoint, says King in Kilburn.

"Scientific accolades don't get much bigger. Percy Bridgman, an American physicist active during the first half of the 20th century, has just had one-third of the planet named after him, although it's a chunk of Earth that we will probably never see." The New Scientist explains.

Ladybird Books were full of stereotyping, for they were not branded for boys or girls until the last few years, shows Old Ladybird Books (from whom I have borrowed this image).

"Once we were in for a vote and crossed paths going to the two division lobbies, she to the “content” lobby and I to the “not content” – and we kissed in the chamber, which caused some concern and amazement." Ruth Rendell pays tribute to P.D. James.

Brain Pickings brings us a "candid, soulful, and profound" 1995 interview with Jeff Buckley.

Jonathan Fryer wishes he could watch Paddington twice.

School playground evacuated over 'unusually aggressive' grey squirrel

The Independent wins Headline of the Day.

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadillas

I have had a hard time coming up with savoury recipes that don't include hummus or chickpeas in some form (some people smoke, others abuse chickpea dips, what can I say) but then these utterly delicious and chickpea-free quesadillas came to me in a flash of inspiration. A Pinterest flash that is- always my runner-up source of vegspiration. (Instagram comes first!) They're filled with sweet, spicy, savoury amazingness and topped with a goddamn gorgeous green guacamole. Add the simplicity and I know that this will nick a place as one of my top ten lunch recipes.

Make these for yourself, double the recipe and share with a friend or multiply the ingredients by ten and serve it on the buffet table! You could even prepare these the day before (without grilling them of course) and have them for lunch the next day at work or school! They're best eaten warm so a microwave oven would be a plus but they could absolutely be served cold as well, no problemo.

Hope you enjoy this recipe just as much as I did!

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadillas

Yields: 1 serving

- 1 gluten free brown rice tortilla (or tortilla of your choice, I use BFree wraps)

- 1 small sweet potato (approx. 100 g when peeled)

- 4 tbsp canned black beans, drained and rinsed

- 2 tbsp tomato salsa/sauce

- 1 tbsp vegan sour cream (optional)

- A handful baby spinach leaves

A pinch each of

- dried coriander

- cumin

- paprika powder 

- salt


- 1/2 avocado

- 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast

- 1 tsp lemon juice

- Salt and pepper to taste

- Dried chili flakes (optional)

How to:

1. Start by making your guacamole: Place all ingredients into a small bowl and blitz with a hand blender a few times. Intuitively, the longer you blend the smoother your guac will be so stop when you've reached the desired consistency. Set aside while you prepare the quesadillas.
2. Peel and slice the sweet potato thinly, then steam or boil the slices until they're soft enough to pierce with a fork. This will take approximately 5-10 minutes.
3. Mash the steamed sweet potato with a fork and spread it out evenly on half of the tortilla.
4. On the layer of sweet potato, divide the black beans evenly and sprinkle with cumin, coriander, salt and paprika powder.
5. Cover the other half of the tortilla with a layer of vegan sour cream mixed with tomato salsa and stick a handful of baby spinach leaves to it. 
6. Fold the tortilla in half and cut in 4 "pizza slices".
7. Grill in a grill pan (or a regular but then it won't be as beautifully charred) for a couple of minutes on each side, top with guacamole and serve!

Lowongan Kerja Pemkot Bandung, Jawa Barat

Lowongan Kerja Pemkot Bandung, Jawa Barat
Lowongan Kerja Pemkot Bandung, Jawa Barat - Kota Bandung adalah ibu kota Provinsi Jawa Barat yang sekaligus menjadi kota metropolitan terbesar di Jawa Barat. Kota Bandung terletak 140 km sebelah tenggara Jakarta, dan merupakan kota terbesar ketiga di Indonesia setelah Jakarta dan Surabaya menurut jumlah penduduk. Sedangkan wilayah Bandung Raya (Wilayah Metropolitan Bandung) merupakan metropolitan terbesar ketiga di Indonesia setelah Jabodetabek dan Gerbangkertosusila (Grebangkertosusilo). Untuk meningkatkan kinerja serta mewujudkan visi misi nya, Pemkot Bandung kembali membuka Lowongan Kerja kesempatan kepada putra putri Indonesia untuk bergabung menjadi bagian dari Pemkot Bandung melalui Rekrutmen Loker Terbaru Pemkot Bandung sebagai berikut :

Pada Loker hari ini bulan Desember 2014 Pemkot Bandung, Jawa Barat kembali membuka kesempatan berkarir atau membuka Lowongan Kerja Terbaru bulan Desember 2014 untuk lulusan terbaru dengan kualifikasi sebagai berikut :

Lowongan Kerja Pemkot Bandung, Jawa Barat

Dibutuhkan tenaga kerja sebagai operator data dan jaringan untuk Operation Room Pemerintah Kota Bandung, dengan persyaratan sebagai berikut :

Posisi Loker Pemkot Bandung :

  1. Warga Negara Indonesia (WNI);
  2. Bertaqwa kepada Tuhan Yang Maha Esa;
  3. Memiliki Integritas yang tinggi terhadap Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia;
  4. Tidak pernah dihukum penjara atau kurungan berdasarkan putusan pengadilan yang sudah mempunyai kekuatan hukum yang tetap, karena melakukan suatu tindak pidana kejahatan;
  5. Tidak pernah diberhentikan dengan hormat tidak atas permintaan sendiri atau tidak dengan hormat sebagai Pegawai Negeri Sipil atau diberhentikan tidak dengan hormat sebagai pegawai swasta;
  6. Tidak berkedudukan sebagai Calon Pegawai Negeri Sipil atau Pegawai Negeri Sipil;
  7. Mempunyai kualifikasi pendidikan, kecakapan, keahliandan keterampilan yang diperlukan;
  8. Berkelakuan baik;
  9. Sehat jasmani dan rohani.

  1. Pendidikan terakhir S1 / D3 Teknik Jaringan/Informatika atau sejenisnya;
  2. Berusia setinggi-tingginya 35 tahun;
  3. IPK min 3.00;
  4. Memiliki sertifikat TOEFL yang masih berlaku (Minimal nilai TOEFL 450);
  5. Memahami jaringan komputer dan server;
  6. Menguasai salah satu bahasa pemrograman;
  7. Bersedia bekerja dalam sistem shift dan;
  8. Minimal memiliki pengalaman kerja 3 tahun.

  1. Seleksi Administrasi;
  2. Seleksi Psikotest dan;
  3. Seleksi Kompetensi.


Setiap pelamar mengirimkan berkas lamaran yang berisi (dengan urutan) sebagai berikut :

  • Fotocopy Kartu Tanda Penduduk yang masih berlaku;
  • Pas Foto Terbaru Ukuran 4x6 berwarna dengan latar belakang warna biru sebanyak 4 buah;
  • Surat Lamaran;
  • Daftar Riwayat Hidup; 
  • Foto Copy Ijazah dan transkrip nilai (masing-masing dilegalisir); Catatan: ijazah yang diakui adalah yang sah dikeluarkan dari Sekolah/Perguruan Tinggi Negeri atau dari Sekolah/Perguruan Tinggi swasta yang terakreditasi atau yang telah mendapat ijin operasional/penyelenggaraan dari DIRJEN DIKTI DEPDIKNAS, serta dilegalisir/disahkan oleh Pejabat yang berwenang;
  • Fotocopy Sertifikat TOEFL yang dilegalisir instansi penyelenggara;

Catatan :
  • Berkas Lamaran dimasukan dalam amplop warna coklat bertali ukuran 25 x 34 cm.
  • Berkas lamaran disampaikan langsung paling lambat tanggal 4 Desember 2014 (jam kerja);
  • Diluar ketentuan waktu tersebut lamaran tidak akan diproses dan dianggap tidak memenuhi syarat;

Bagaimana Anda tertarik untuk bekerja di Pemkot Bandung, Jawa Barat

Jika anda tertarik dengan loker hari ini bulan Desember 2014 ini yaitu yang memberikan informasi kepada anda tentang : Lowongan Kerja Terbaru Pemkot Bandung, Jawa Barat, Silahkan siapkan berkas Lamaran Kerja beserta kelengkapannya kemudian kirim ke :

Dinas Komunikasi dan Informatika Kota Bandung
up. Bidang Telematika
Jl. Wastukancana No.2
Bandung 40111;

Refrigerator Surprises

Have you ever had a carton of milk or jug of orange juice in your hand while opening the door on a cupboard or microwave?  You're distracted to the point you're not thinking about what should go where.  Have you ever opened the door on your refrigerator expecting to find some delicious snack, only to discover it has disappeared?  You're positive you purchased it.  You're positive you couldn't have eaten it already.  Immediately you might think as was commonly heard around the house when I was growing up, "The ghost must have done it."

In my wildest dreams I've never opened anything inside my home expecting to find something alive.  (I did open a bathroom vanity one time to find a mouse waving at me, but that's another tale for another time.)  Those beings are much better at existing in the outside world.  For this reason Duck In The Fridge (Two Lions, September 2, 2014) written and illustrated by Jeff Mack is hilarious before you've even read the story.


As a dad sits down next to his son's bed to begin reading a bedtime story, a question prompts an unexpected reply.  The boy wants to know why his dad always reads Mother Goose.  The boy is beside himself with excitement when his dad answers,


Yes!  You read that right.  When he is a tad older than his son's age he finds a real live web-footed, orange-billed, white-feathered quacker in the kitchen appliance.

That's not the only place there are ducks either.  They make getting ready for bed nearly impossible. Sleep is entirely out of the question.  Crackers barely curb their hunger.  They, the ducks, decide to order pizza.

The boy's dad makes a phone call for help.  His request for something very scary ends up with two very hairy items prone to baaing a great deal and watching television.  His bigger, better, scarier plea prompts the delivery of not one, not two but three dogs.  Now his home is filled with ducks, sheep and canines who love card games.

At his wit's end one more phone call supplies him with a humongous box on his doorstep.  A wild rip-roaring party ensues.  When a duck, wearing an unusual hat, proclaims his lack of reading skills, the boy's dad, a very smart guy for his young age, has an idea.

Before long all the critters are crowding around him.  Questions are being asked and answered.  Good night, sleep tight one and all; night after night after night.

Every reader will be laughing by page two at the absurd turns in this tale spun by Jeff Mack.  The puns and jokes spoken by the animals are so goofy you'll be groaning but grinning at the same time.  Mack skillfully mixes the dad's narration with comments and conversations added in speech bubbles.  Having pizza as the food of choice will be readily understood by readers.  Here is a sample passage.

I gave the ducks some crackers,
but they ate them all.
Then they ordered out for pizza.



Look at the illustration on the matching dust jacket and book case spreading across the back to front!  All the red with the other bright cheerful colors, not to mention the expression on the duck's face contrasted by the look of total shock worn by the boy, will draw readers to the book immediately.  (I love the red refrigerator.) In two shades of golden yellow Jeff Mack has drawn the interior shelves of a refrigerator loaded with food for both sets of endpapers.  A turn of page takes readers to the verso and title page beginning the story with the boy jumping into his bed, stuffed duck toy following behind, as his father calls out to him.

Cartoon-like illustrations rendered digitally by Jeff Mack show a full range of facial emotions, some zooming in closer than others.  Mack chooses to vary his illustration sizes, double or single page edge to edge, or a single page with a liberal use of white space.  His large illustrations with all the animals are flawless creative chaos.  You could look for hours at all the details...and pieces of pizza.

One of my favorite illustrations of several is at the beginning.  The boy (the child's dad when younger) is lying in bed grasping the covers up to his mouth which is open wide.  Behind his glasses his eyes are expressing complete disbelief.  Next to him under the covers is a duck wearing one of his tube socks as a hat saying...


Off to the side of the scene in the lower right-hand corner is a portion of a Mother Goose book.

Sure to be a bedtime favorite with many requests for repeated readings but good anytime if you want to hear peals of laughter, Duck In The Fridge written and illustrated by Jeff Mack is the book you need.  I recommend you read with many voices full of expression to match the spirited words and pictures.  The twist at the end is absolutely perfect.

For more information about Jeff Mack and his work please follow the link to his website embedded in his name.  To learn more about this title and his process follow this link to an interview at This Kid Reviews Books.  John Schumacher, teacher librarian extraordinaire, interviewed Jeff Mack on his blog Watch. Connect. Read. in 2012.

Marcus Aurelius the Stoic comedian

More about Stoicism from All in the Mind.

Stewart Lee on the ironies of Endemol

From a New Statesman interview with the comedian by Rob Pollard:
Jimmy Carr very kindly got me on 8 Out Of 10 Cats once and they were all making fun of Big Brother, and I said something like: "Isn't it funny how this programme and Big Brother are both made by the same company, Endemol". And it was as if Endemol creates a product which it knows is ridiculous and exploitative, but it also creates a programme which satirises it and it makes money out of both of them. 
And the people in the audience, started booing – I don’t know why – and then Jimmy Carr said to me: "I can honestly say of everything that’s ever been said on this programme, that’s the least likely to make the edit." 
I sort of thought it was funny; I wasn't trying to be obstructive. I just thought it was funny how people can sit there and not realise the irony of that.

More on Simon Danczuk and Sir Edward Garnier

Yesterday I blogged about Simon Danczuk's naming of Sir Edward Garnier as the former minister who warned him against mentioning the name of Leon Brittan to the Commons home affairs select committee.

In the course of an angry response to the Leicester Mercury, Sir Edward appears to have confirmed the truth of what Simon Danczuk said:
Sir Edward, one of the country’s leading defamation lawyers, and former solicitor general, told the Mercury: "Simon Danczuk’s remarks are beneath contempt as he ought to know. 
"He describes an encounter. It was a conversation. I spoke to him and he knows why. 
"Anyone who thinks my attitude on paedophilia is lukewarm is very much mistaken. 
"Simon Danczuk's values are all wrong. Taking lumps out of me doesn’t advance the interests of the victims."
Sir Edward said he defended Lord McAlpine when he was falsely accused of child abuse and he said he had prosecuted paedophiles. 
Sir Edward said he spoke to Mr Danczuk because he is a friend of Lord Brittan’s wife who was concerned about her husband's ill health at the time. 
Sir Edward said she had fears over the impact of the Rochdale MP naming her husband in the select committee meeting.

Ukip gains seat from the SDP

This result from a local by-election yesterday sounds impossible. It is explained by the fact that the SDP lingered on in Bridlington long after the party had officially expired.
Featured on Liberal Democrat Voice
But then there was a Whig councillor elsewhere in Yorkshire until recently.

Fussy Friday #48

Marcus Brothers - Judie Rothermel
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Shell shock: The First World War and the origins of psychological medicine

I heard this fascinating talk in the course of my day job last month.

Briggate Mill, the Kray twins and Norman Lamb

© Evelyn Simak
If you watched the video about the North Walsham & Dilham Canal I posted the other day, you will have been surprised to come across a reference to the Kray twins.

This was because Briggate Mill once stood beside and relied upon the canal, though it predated it. And in 1975 the disused mill burnt down.

As a result Geoffrey Allen, described as an associate of the Krays, received a seven-year sentence for insurance fraud.

The mill ruins (the photo above shows the derelict wheelhouse, which I believe still stands) were eventually demolished in 2012 after all attempts to find who the legal owner was failed.

Aided by Norman Lamb, the Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk, the locals tried to have the land around the mill given the status of a village green.

That attempt failed, but I don't know what has happened to the site.

Simon Danczuk and Sir Edward Garnier

Back in July, after Simon Danczuk (the Labour MP for Rochdale who exposed Cyril Smith) appeared before the Commons home affairs select committee.

The following week a mysterious report appeared in the Telegraph:
A campaigning MP was warned not to challenge Lord Brittan, the former Home Secretary, about what he knew about an alleged Westminster paedophile ring and was told he could be responsible for the Conservative peer’s death. 
Simon Danczuk said a Conservative minister stepped in to warn him not to name Lord Brittan in a Parliamentary committee last week. 
Mr Danczuk said that members of the Home Affairs select committee received similar phone calls ahead of his appearance on Tuesday.
Today a sparsely attended backbench debate on historical child sex abuse was held in the House of Commons and it may have provided a solution to this mystery.

In the course of his speech in the debate, Danczuk said:
Earlier this year, I told the Home Affairs Committee that a dossier containing allegations about child abuse by politicians had been handed by Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens to the then Home Secretary Leon Brittan. That revelation helped lead to the Wanless and Whittam review and to the establishment of the overarching inquiry, but not everybody was pleased with the idea that I might challenge Lord Brittan. 
The night before my appearance before the Committee, I had an encounter with the hon. and learned Member for Harborough (Sir Edward Garnier). After the 10pm vote, he drew me to one side outside the Chamber and warned me to think very carefully about what I was going to say the following day. He told me that challenging Lord Brittan on child abuse would not be a wise move and that I might even be responsible for his death, as he was unwell. 
I understand that people are cautious about naming parliamentarians, but I think that people who might know about child abuse allegations should answer questions, whatever their position. We should not shy away from that.
Sir Edward Garnier (despite my best efforts) has been my MP here in Market Harborough since 1992.

Later. Sir Edward Garnier has replied via the Leicester Mercury.

Thanksgiving Treasures-Tradition #4

In thinking about writing this fourth post about favorite titles used to express gratitude I can't ignore the snow-covered landscape outside my window.  For the second November in a row we have had plenty of snowfall beginning in the middle of the month; even prompting an early snow day for our schools.  I can't help but think the natural world might be sending us a message.  There will be those who say it's part of a cycle or some propose it's a result of global warming and climate change but perhaps it is a signal to simply slow down more.  We need to take time to pause and ponder; to appreciate all the goodness in our lives, even the littlest of things.  My three previous posts, Thanksgiving Treasures-Tradition, Thanksgiving Treasures-Tradition #2 and Thanksgiving Treasures-Tradition #3, highlight the following six titles.

Back in 1999 The Blue Sky Press (an imprint of Scholastic Inc.) released Thanksgiving Wish written by Michael J. Rosen with paintings by John Thompson.  In collaboration the two bring readers a heartbreaking and heartwarming book based upon tradition, family and making memories.  You truly wish you could talk to both of them to see how the narrative and artwork were created.  Is this story based upon a real life experience?  Who served as models for the people in the pictures? 
ONCE A YEAR, ever since Amanda knew the word Thanksgiving, her family would travel to her grandmother Bubbe's house for the holiday.  Even more than Chanukah or Passover or the other Jewish holidays that Bubbe loved to share with her family, Thanksgiving had always been Bubbe's special holiday.

Amanda's grandmother spends the entire month of November cooking dishes, the same dishes year after year, to serve to her family at Thanksgiving.  It is a gift from her heart.  While all the food and family, uncles, aunts and cousins, is an important part of the day, it's right before falling asleep when the best part happens.  

All year long Bubbe saves the wishbones from the birds she cooks so every single child can make a wish.  She comes to them at bedtime holding various sizes in her hand depending on the size of the wish needing to be granted.  After the pull, whoever has the largest piece is sure to get their wish fulfilled.  Even when Amanda asks Bubbe she will never talk about her wish.  If a wish is shared it can't possibly come true.

When Bubbe passes away, the first Thanksgiving without her is to be held at Amanda's family's new house; a very large, very old house.  Using her Grandmother's recipes kept in a special file, Amanda, her parents and two sisters try to cook up a feast the day before all the relatives arrive.  They continue through the night working together.

On Thanksgiving morning, they keep on preparing and cooking food.  It is a rainy gloomy day.  When two sets of uncles, aunts and cousins arrive they are soaking wet.  Being told by Amanda's mother dinner will be a little late, they settle in, drying themselves out, watching television and talking about Bubbe.  Suddenly all the lights go out.  There is no power.

Everyone else in the neighborhood is fine.  Fuses in the old electrical system can't be replaced until the following day.  A knock at the door announces the beginning of a day like no other, a day of gratitude, remembering and the creation of a new tradition.

Characters so real they could be your next-door neighbor woven into events so true to life they must have happened are the mark of Michael J. Rosen as a storyteller.  His blend of narration and dialogue between the characters make readers feel as if they are there.  He understands the dynamics of families and the connection between children and their grandparents.  Here is a sample passage.

The Thanksgiving before Bubbe died, as unexpectedly as anything you want to live forever dies, Amanda asked her a question. "Bubbe, I've always wondered:  What are you wishing for tonight?  I know we're not supposed to tell, but maybe...well, can you tell me what you wished for last year?"

Her grandmother held out the wishbone for Amanda to grab, and said, "Tonight?  Last year?  I'm wishing for the same thing I wish for every time."

The illustrations, the paintings, on the matching dust jacket and book case are images taken from the interior of the book.  The grandmother's and child's hand getting ready to make a wish and Amanda's mother holding her at the Thanksgiving table as she tells Amanda and the rest of the family, Bubbe's wish each year.  Opening and closing endpapers are a warm, golden brown.  A single wishbone is framed on the title page.  

John Thompson includes a full framed picture on a single page with a small detailed inset on the opposite page within every two pages.  The skill in his paintings is so masterful as to be photographic in quality.  It appears as though he might use some type of underlying wash giving all his illustrations a glow.  The play of light and shadow are stunning.  

One of my favorite illustrations is of Amanda lying in bed with Bubbe offering her the choice of three wishbones.  They are both smiling in anticipation.  Everything, the facial expressions, body postures, clothing, hair, quilt on the bed, teddy bear and angel hanging on the bedpost, speaks of comfort and love.  

Without a doubt attending the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee for several Octobers over the years, is a lifetime highpoint.  I, with many others, listened in fascination to Native America teller and author, Joseph Bruchac.  Listening to him tell stories or reading his many books, gives us valuable insights into the culture from which he comes.  

The Circle of Thanks: Native American Poems and Songs of Thanksgiving (BridgeWater Books, 1996) told by Joseph Bruchac with illustrations by Murv Jacob presents thirteen poems or songs from ten different peoples.  Both Bruchac and Jacob draw on their Native American culture to present authenticity in the words and illustrations.  Giving gratitude for everything every day, especially the bounty of our natural world, is inherent in those Native American cultures represented here.  

As I play my drum
I look around me
and I see the trees.
The trees are dancing
in a circle about me
and they are beautiful. ...

Beginning on the northeast coast with the Micmac people we are introduced to the importance of the drum, the circle it represents and sending praise for the trees, sun, moon, stars and people.  Mother Earth is shown honor by the Mohawk for her constant and strong presence.  Without rain, the Papago of the southwest would be unable to sustain themselves with their corn crops.  Praise for both can be found in their traditions.

The Cherokee of the southeast and the Kwakiutl of the northwest coast pay tribute to the blessings bestowed on their people by the generosity of plants and trees.  The Kwakiutl of the Pacific Northwest believe if gratitude is expressed to the black bear for the giving of their life, traits of that bear will be passed to the hunter who killed it.  In the southwest the Hopi sing to the Kachina who come to their villages dancing, depicting things in the universe over which they have no power.  These songs are sung in thanksgiving.

Songs and poems about thunder from the Navajo, the sun from the Osage and the stars from the Pawnee of the southern plains signify the appreciation held for these natural wonders.  The final piece, WORDS CALLED TO THE FOUR DIRECTIONS, is a reverent plea for calm and peace everywhere.  This collection pays tribute in words as true today as when they were first uttered.

Joseph Bruchac opens this book with a note to the reader and closes with an afterward.  He also provides two pages of further explanations about each of the thirteen poems and songs and the beliefs of the people. Each telling can be easily understood by even younger readers providing points for discussion and further research.  There is a feeling of devout respect to be found on every page.  Here is one of the poems.

Look as they rise,
look as those stars rise
there over the line
where the earth meets the sky.

Those Star Dancers,
they rise up together.
Look, as they rise up,
how they come to guide us.

They lead us safely,
they keep us as one.

Dancing Stars,
we watch you as you rise.
Teach us to be, like you, united.

Pawnee, Southern Plains

Each illustration with the exception of the front dust jacket, book case, title page and final page spans across two pages.  These paintings by Cherokee artist, Murv Jacob provide a background for the framed text set upon each of them.  A full color palette evoking seasons, housing, activities and dress are done with infinite care.

In all the images flora and fauna native to a specific area are showcased focusing on one or more element as well as the people.  Jacob chooses to alter his perspective by providing us with a panoramic or close-up view depending on the poem or song.  One of my favorites is for the shared Pawnee poem.

It is night with the sky a swirl of tiny colored dots.  Seven stars are brighter than the others with the bodies of women outlined in the sky attached to them.  Beneath the sky is a grassy plain upon which three riders gallop on their ponies.  In the lead is a woman followed by two men.  

I am grateful for both Thanksgiving Wish by Michael J. Rosen with paintings by John Thompson and The Circle of Thanks: Native American Poems and Songs of Thanksgiving by Joseph Bruchac with paintings by Murv Jacob.  If you wish to learn more about Michael J. Rosen, John Thompson or Joseph Bruchac please follow the links embedded in their names.  John Thompson has several images from the book at his site.

Steve Webb is the Spectator's Minister of the Year

The Spectator’s 27th Parliamentarian of the Year awards were given out at the Savoy Hotel this afternoon.

There was a Liberal Democrat victor in the shape of Steve Webb, who won Minister of the Year. Congratulations.

In his speech Fraser Nelson said:
"He has many admirers in Westminster, but his party leader isn't one of them. Back in the days where the Lib Dems polled in double digits, Nick Clegg was overheard saying the following of our winner: 'He's a problem. We need someone with good ideas – and his just don’t add up."
"As it turns out, his ideas did add up: flat-rate State Pension, the triple-lock, auto-enrolment. All complex and far-reaching pensions reforms. As a result, Brits have more options than ever when they're 64. The Chancellor may have stolen the credit for all this but today, we’re stealing it back."

The Right Taste

No thoughts of Thanksgiving are complete without thinking of my Dad.  He and his three younger brothers were extraordinary cooks.  Their gift began in being highly skilled in gardening, working with the soil and tending every single seed and plant until it was a thing of beauty.  They believed a good meal began with those items it contained.

Of the four my father, with no prejudice intended, was the best gardener and culinary wizard.  His favorite herb to use was sage, growing his own plants, picking the best leaves, washing them, drying them and grinding them up to give as gifts to family and friends in carefully labeled jars.  When I first read Alice Waters and the Trip To Delicious (Readers to Eaters, Bellevue, Washington, August 26, 2014) written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin with illustrations by Hayelin Choi I rejoiced in knowing about one woman who devoted her life to what was a significant aspect of my childhood.

Some people want new red shoes.
Some people want to sing on stage
or play basketball.

Chef Alice Waters wants every kid in the country
to come with her on the trip to Delicious.

She believes every child should enjoy lunch, a lunch full of flavor and unforgettable taste.  This desire did not come to her in adulthood, during college, her teen years or even her first years in school.  It's safe to say this kinship with food began when she was three years old.  It had something to do with winning a costume contest.

Her affection for food led her to France where she studied, worked and talked with like-minded people.  

Sharing good food
could start a party, make memories.

Upon her return home to America, Alice wanted this connection between food and friends to continue.  Searching for the best fruits, vegetables, meats, herbs and spices, cooking and serving the meals gave her an idea.  There never seemed to be enough room in her home so she decided to open a restaurant, a restaurant which felt like her home.  Chez Panisse became a reality.

Alice was relentless in her pursuit of the very finest, freshest ingredients.  Her restaurant's popularity soon brought farmers to her with their produce. No meal was served unless Alice tasted it first.  Everyone needed to reach the same destination, Delicious.

Alice's restaurant served people from all walks of life which earned her an award given to a woman for the first time.  She made sure even children would feel comfortable at Chez Panisse.  This care given to meals for the youngest eaters made her notice something else.  Another idea was about to be born.

A school without a kitchen was on her route to the restaurant each day.  What if there was a garden at the school?  What if the students learned to cook meals?  What if the students traveled down the path to Delicious?  The Edible Schoolyard became a reality there and is still expanding today to other places around the world.  One person, Alice Waters, changed the way we think about food.

Jacqueline Briggs Martin forms the narrative for her biographies with an initial premise, building upon this event by event making her readers more acquainted with an individual on a personal level.  Her inclusion of specific slices of Alice's life, the first place prize for the costume, her studies in France, the meeting with the boy in Turkey, the results of the first night Chez Panisse was open, Alice searching for natural foods, the famous individuals who visited her restaurant, and her attention given to the school she walked past every day, help to make readers appreciate the difference Alice has made in the food community, in the lives of thousands of people, especially children.  By adding the small circles containing precise facts to the larger conversation text it's as if Martin has pulled up a chair next to us, telling us everything she knows about Alice Waters.  She tells us those things which will have us honoring this woman as much as she does.  Here is a sample excerpt.

And that was a problem---
finding enough fresh, tasty food.
Frozen food was handy.
Food that had been on the shelves for days
was cheap.
But those were not right for the trip to Delicious.
Alice worked day and night finding just the right food.
She drove to the fish and poultry markets
in Chinatown---so often that her car began to smell
like a fish wagon and no one wanted to ride with her.

Debut picture book illustrator Hayelin Choi has rendered all the illustrations using brush and black ink, scanning them digitally and then coloring them.  Each element is blended together using Adobe Photoshop. Beginning with the front and back of the book case the color choices, lines and design evoke cheerfulness while introducing readers to the lengths Alice Waters goes to acquire fresh foods.  A lighter and darker shade of the predominant green on the cover is used in a design on the opening and closing endpapers; a swirling array of fruits, vegetables and fish.

The heavier matte-finished paper is the ideal canvas for Choi's work, serving to illuminate her style which looks almost like block printing.  Her pictures altered in size and perspective elevate the text as do the different background colors.  Many of her images are pure genius in their depiction of time, drawing your eyes from one point to another with lines or by following a pictorial border around text.

One of my favorite illustrations spans across two pages.  On the left Alice is shown cooking in her kitchen with pots, utensils and a light above her head.  She is crushing food with a mortar and pestle in her right hand.  With her left hand she is reaching for an onion being carried in the back of a small truck; about toy size.  What Choi has done is create a series of farms on the left connected by a roadway which runs into Alice's kitchen.  The farmland blends into her preparation counter.  I love this picture!

Alice Waters is a true inspiration; a living hero for children (and adults).  In reading Alice Waters and the Trip To Delicious written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin with illustrations by Hayelin Choi we understand how following a dream can impact the world in more ways than initially imagined.  I believe those who read this book will be excited to pursue some, if not all, of Alice Waters' ideas.  At the book's end is an afterward written by Alice Waters, an author's note, a bibliography, and a list of resource (Grow Your Own and Cook Your Own).

To learn more about Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Hayelin Choi please follow the links embedded in their names to access their personal websites.  At Hayelin Choi's website she has shown more images from the interior of the book.  Here is the link to The Edible Schoolyard Project website.  Follow this link to an interview of Jacqueline Briggs Martin by educator Mary Ann Scheuer for Parents' Press.  I would recommend using this title with Jacqueline Briggs Martin's other title, Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table, and It's Our Garden:  From Seeds to Harvest in a School Garden by George Ancona.

I am thankful to be participating in the 2014 Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge each week hosted by Alyson Beecher at Kid Lit Frenzy.  Be sure to visit her site to see the titles recommended by other bloggers. 

Lowongan Kerja AirAsia

Lowongan Kerja AirAsia
Lowongan Kerja AirAsia - Airasia adalah sebuah maskapai penerbangan yang berpusat di Bandara Internasional Kuala Lumpur. Awalnya AirAsia dimiliki oleh DRB-HICOM milik Pemerintah Malaysia kemudian dibeli oleh mantan eksekutif Time Warner, Tony Fernandes, dengan harga simbolik 1 Ringgit pada 2 Desember 2001. Untuk meningkatkan kinerja serta mewujudkan visi misi nya, AirAsia kembali membuka Lowongan Kerja kesempatan kepada putra putri Indonesia untuk bergabung menjadi bagian dari AirAsia melalui Rekrutmen Loker Terbaru AirAsia sebagai berikut :

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    Mad Frankie Fraser: A tribute

    Little Letters - X, Y and Z

    Cut the following for Little Letter X
    from dark
    A - 1-1/2" x 8" strip
    B - two 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" strips
    from light
    A - one 4-1/2" square cut twice diagonally
    Cut the following for Little Letter Y
    from dark
    A - one 1-1/2" x 3" strip
    B - two 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" strips
    from light
    A - two 1" x 4-1/2" strip
    B - two 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" strips
    C - 1-1/2" x 2"
    D - two 1-1/2" square
    Cut the following for Little Letter z
    from dark
    A - one 1-1/2" x 6-1/2" strip
    B - two 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" strips
    from light
    A - one 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" rectangle cut one diagonally.
     Cut angle as pictured
    Piece Little Letter X using layout
    Piece Little Letter Y using layout and snowball tutorial
    Piece Little Letter Z using layout

    A Dose of Happy

    Standing on the doorstep poised for action, she sniffs the air and glances outward before looking hopefully back at her human.  As the walk begins a prance replaces her usual plodding pace, everywhere she sees a fresh blanket of snow.  It's as if the puppy portion of her fourteen-year-old heart grows larger and larger.  She runs and dips her head into the whiteness gulping huge mouthfuls of icy goodness.

    If you want to see joy, try watching a dog, at least my dog, in the snow.  This, like most enjoyed pursuits, starts in puppyhood.  Every dog I have ever known embraces everything they do with enthusiasm.  I Love Dogs! (Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, December 30, 2014) written by Sue Stainton with illustrations by Bob Staake is a cheerful celebration of one boy's complete, one hundred percent affection for dogs.

    I love dogs!

    Is there a specific kind of dog this boy likes?  Does he prefer one size over another?  Is there a certain personality quirk he requires in dogs?  Of course not!

    He sees strength as a virtue as well as dogs that make comfy cuddlers.  Taking a snooze or running, even around in circles, is perfectly fine dog behavior as far as he is concerned.  Always hungry dogs, taking advantage of every opportunity dogs or patiently waiting dogs are the consummate canine companion.

    This boy can't help telling the world how much dogs fill his entire being with happiness. If they have smooth fur, fluffy fur, or fur with polka dots, he simply does not care.  If they sniff or are smelly or if they bark or quietly sneak, he treats them equally.

    As he follows signs through the park with a definite destination in mind, everywhere he looks he sees dogs.  Long bodies, tall bodies, short bodies, and tails and noses in motion are traits he treasures.  This boy knows everything about dogs in art, dogs in the news and how they are very smart.  This boy loves dogs with all his heart!  Where is he going on this fine day you ask?  I'll never tell.

    If you want exhilaration on every single page, read the words written by Sue Stainton for this title.  Her character, the boy, not only declares his fondness for these four-legged friends but he tells us exactly why he feels the way he does.  Stainton groups at least ten two-word phrases together; the first two and second two rhyming descriptions preceding the word dogs.  When she switches this up with three word phrases the final word rhymes.  Her repetition of the words I love dogs and Dogs, dogs, dogs contributes to the delivery of the beat and helps build toward the finale.  Here is a sample.

    Chasing dogs,
    racing dogs.
    Speedy dogs,
    greedy dogs.
    Dogs in the snow,
    dogs that know.

    Looking at the bright colors and facial expressions on the front and back of the dust jacket will make readers want to lift their hands and laugh too.  On the left is a separate single illustration of the boy, eyes closed, nearly lying on the ground as two dogs happily bark at him and lick his face.  This is a portion of an interior two-page picture. As my copy is an F & G I am not sure how the endpapers will appear.

    Bob Staake's remarkable, individualistic images begin the story on the title page as the boy walks by a sign which points the way.  The verso and dedication pages hold a single visual of a street surrounding a park with a pathway the boy will follow.  The park is a haven for dogs.

    All of the illustrations spanning edge to edge across two pages are rendered digitally.  People's faces and dogs are every shape, hue and age.  Trees and their trunks are striped, plain and variegated.   The architecture of buildings is mixed.  I want to step into this world created by Bob Staake.

    I could spend hours (even more than I already have) looking at the details in each illustration.  Some dogs are on leashes, some are being pulled in wagons; some are running free or running after another dog.  Some collars are small, others are big and one is even worn on a tail.  You won't have to look for very long to see burst-out-loud-laughing humor that tops the smile you are already wearing.

    One of my favorite illustrations is one of the center portions of the park; four paths branching from a small pool.  Nearly every single being is in motion, except for a newspaper reader on a bench.  Our lover of dogs can be seen on the far left, arms outstretched, head raised proclaiming

    I love dogs!

    with a single tooth showing in his open mouth.  The hat one of the men is wearing might remind you of another book character.

    I love books!  I love reading! And I love dogs!  The narrative written by Sue Stainton paired with the artwork of Bob Staake in I Love Dogs! is a title which welcomes not only readers with my same passions but anyone looking for delight with a capital D.  This is a great read aloud inviting listeners to participate by shouting out repetitious words and would be wonderful to do as a reader's theater production.

    Please follow the link embedded in Bob Staake's name to access his website.  I was fortunate to obtain this F & G from my favorite independent book shop, McLean & Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey.  Be sure to visit your nearest indie store to get a copy or your local public library when the end of December appears on your calendar.