Small Business at Nearby our Neighborhood – Part 1

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

No surprise for me that about 60 million people work in the small business. It is about 47% of private workforce in the USA.



Fig 01- A sign of donuts shop.


We see many small businesses nearby our neighborhood, and it seems growing well in recent years. I think you may guess why.


Sure, we are a subscriber of car services, a small business with local labors in our neighborhood, the services include:

- car washing

- oil changes

- tires replacement

- and windshield repair.



Fig 02- A homemade cake



Fig 03- Purple bell peppers, a local produce



Fig 04- A lawn care service


Other service from neighbors that we have been using, just few examples of them are:

- Tax Preparation and Bookkeeping

- Cleaning Services

- Online Tutoring

- Catering Services, Mobile Hairdresser Services and Small engines repair


Local produces are sold in small groceries, ethnic shops, and farmer markets. They are cheap and fresh.


# To be continued to Part 2


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State Rules to Prohibit Pets in Stores – Sign 14

Monday, June 27, 2022

I thought grocery owners' own policy to prohibit pets or animals to enter their stores in our city, Baton Rouge.



Fig 01- Sign that state does not allow pets to enter stores


Yes, I noticed signs that dogs are not allowed to come into stores. The signs are attached at glass doors or glass windows of all grocery stores in the city, as I know or remember.


When I visited a farmer market couple days ago, I look carefully the sign, actually the restrictions come from state (state rule).


Then, I tried to find out through Google what is the meaning of the rules?



Fig 02- A cute dog wandering at our neighborhood



Fig 03- A Cat Teapot, illustration


Restriction on pets to enter stores include in Title 3 (Agriculture and Forestry) and RS 3: 2511 (Restrictions on the retail sale of dogs and cats).


Actually, restriction is applied not only to dogs and cats, but also on following animals such as:

- birds

- ferrets

- rabbits

- reptiles and other live animals


How about in your areas or countries?


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Have you Seen Cube Feces Animals in Nature?

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Honestly, I never seen cube or square shaped poops or from any kind of animals in the nature.



Fig 01- A wombat and his cube feces (credit to VectorStock)


Actually, a wombat is an animal to produce cube shape feces in the world only. One wombat could produce around 100 feces a day. I think it is considered quite plenty.


This animal look like combines (cross breeding) of 3 animals. Two of them you might know very well:

- a bear

- a pig

- a gopher (burrowing rodent).



Fig 02- A pug, illustration only


The size of a wombat could reach:

- 40 inches (102 cm) long

- about 60 pound (27 kg) weigh



Fig 03- Green, just for illustration.


Male is larger than female in average. The short legs animals are found no other places except Australia.


Yes, they are endemic to Australia. Unfortunately, these animals are categorized as “pests” by settlers.


Hence the wombats to be subjects of persecutions and hunted in old times, but now, it is illegal to kill wombats.


It is estimated, the population mainly concentrates in the Epping Forest National Park in Queensland.


Finally, Have you Seen Cube Feces Animals in Nature?


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Database in Everyday Aspects of Life - Part 1

Thursday, June 23, 2022

You may read the previous posting (Part 1):

- Database in Everyday Aspects of Life - Part 1 | Tanza Erlambang Update



Fig 01- Purple Crape myrtle, just for illustration.


Then, in 1970s as said by Haadi (2010: The Evolution of Database) that E.F. Codd to propose the use of a relational database model to change the way people thought about databases.


Codd ideas open the era of relational database model (Relational Database and Database Management).


This model became the standard principle for database systems as we ever know.



Fig 02- Purple bell peppers


Whether we know or not very much about databases, their effect on our daily lives is extensive.



Fig 03- Public parking, illustration


Databases are everywhere in our society, include in:

- sports

- finance

- government and private organizations

- social media

- health care and even online game.


Thus, databases are as unavoidable in daily life as they are necessary for all of us.


What do you thinks?


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Are Rattan End Products Expensive than Plastic?

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

We talked about Rattan End Products in the USA Market at previous posting:

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Fig 01- Another end product of rattan


Compared to plastic, sure, price of rattan end product is expensive. Just for an example:

- small plastic baskets cost less than US$1

- whereas rattan material (with almost the same size and shape) could reach more than US$ 15.



Fig 02- Pride of Barbados or Mexican lantana



Fig 03- Rattan dining patio set sold by Walmart


People said that some of the reasons why rattan end products quite expensive than other materials:

- strong and durable

- workmanship standard

- quality


If we look after and avoid from outdoor elements (such as rain or wet), rattan furniture may last from 5 years to 10 years.


However, in many cases, rattan furniture just survive around 5 years.


Do you have rattan end products at your home?


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Slow Cat Crossing in Neighborhood – Sign 13

Sunday, June 19, 2022

We have pretty a lot of signs across the city. Few signs concern with serious matters, others just for simple things.


Uniquely, some signs are made by common citizens for whatever reasons



Fig 01- Sign for slow cat crossing


I guess that the sign “Slow Cat Crossing” (please see Fig 01 above) is created by a cat lover.


In my opinion, the sign is quite “confuse” and little bit funny, because it has at least three meaning:

- is cat moving slow?

- or just slow cat crossing?

- or ask car drivers to “please slow down?”



Fig 02- Just for illustration



Fig 03- A cat, sitting in the room


I think many animals (especially pets) are considered “slow,” because they are randomly run across the street without looking.


Based on reported from Repairer Driven News (RDN, 2022) that it is estimated about 2 million animals hit by cars annually in the USA.


This figure increased by 7.2% during pandemic years.


The collision is not only dangerous to human being but also to animal safety. Speeding is believed to be main factor in animal collisions.


Moreover, in fact, drivers speed through our neighborhood. Cats and other pets deserve a long life. What do you think?


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Ornamental Fish for Pond in the Garden – Critter 9

Friday, June 17, 2022

Having a small pond with ornamental fish at the corner of garden is trending now days, not only in the USA, but also in many part of the world.


Since a lot of people stay home, more attractive during the Covid 19 pandemic.



Fig 01- Colorful of fish in the pond at the garden corner


People love to have Koi as a pet in the pond with multiple reasons. In some society, a Koi is believed to have:

- myth

- and art value.


Fish brings good luck, many spiritual advantages, tolerant to water quality and very friendly.


If we have good interaction in quite longer time, Koi may feed on our hands.



Fig 02- Red Gladiolus blooming



Fig 03- Just illustration, at the corner


There are many kinds of ornamental fish, and could survive in outdoor during cold temperature in winter.


The species of fish may include:

- Goldfish

- Archerfish

- Pumpkinseeds

- Crappie

- Pumpkinseeds fish


Do you like ornamental fish for pond in the garden?


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Finnish Nightmare in the Eyes of Far Eastern Countries - Part 2

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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Image 1- Matti decided to buy than take a free sample
(credit to Karoliina Korhonen).


The comic got hit in China, especially to millennial generations, because they “dream” of privacy as one of reasons.


Finland has huge space compare to crowd cities in China. However, Matti, male Finnish in the cartoon respects:

- peace

- quiet

- personal space


Young Chinese who was born as a kid under China’s single child policy identified themselves as Finnish nightmare.



Image 2- Flowers in the garden



Image 3- A street in the morning



Image 4- A corner of the park


They believe that their characters similar to Matti in many terms, some of them are:

- avoids talking to others

- live alone happily

- hide from neighbors

- inconvenient to work in pairs

- do not like to be single out

- a kind of social phobia.


Do you know about Finnish Nightmare? What do you think?


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