Thursday, January 24, 2008


Godzilla (ゴジラ Gojira?) is a kaijū (fictional Japanese monster) and has become one of the world's most recognized movie characters. He was first seen in the 1954 film Godzilla, produced by Toho. To date, Toho has produced 28 Godzilla films. In 1998, TriStar Pictures produced a remake, set in New York City. The film's name was simply Godzilla;

The name "Godzilla" is a rough romanization of Gojira (ゴジラ?), a combination of two Japanese words: gorira (ゴリラ lit. "gorilla"?) and kujira (クジラ lit. "whale"?). At one planning stage, the concept of "Gojira" was described as "a cross between a gorilla and a whale," alluding to Godzilla's size, power and aquatic origin. A popular story is that "Gojira" was actually the nickname of a hulking stagehand at Toho Studio.[6] The story has not been verified, however, because in the more than 50 years since the film's original release, no one claiming to be the employee has ever stepped forward, and no photographs of him have ever surfaced.

There is disagreement as to exactly how the creature's name should be pronounced. While purists often use the Japanese pronunciation [godʲʑira] listen , most favor the anglicized rendering of its name, [gɑd'zɪlə] (with the first syllable pronounced like the word "god", and the rest rhyming with "vanilla"). Back in the 1950s when Godzilla was created—and Japanese-to-English transliteration was less familiar—it is likely that the kana representing the second syllable was misinterpreted as being pronounced [dzi]. Had the more conventional Hepburn romanization system been used, Godzilla's name would instead have been rendered as "Gojira".

In particular, mutation due to atomic radiation is presented as an explanation for his great size and strange powers. Godzilla's iconic design is composed of a mixture of various species of dinosaurs; specifically, he is based on a Tyrannosaurus Rex, augmented with the dorsal fins of a Stegosaurus and the forelimbs of an Iguanodon.

Satu kalimat penjelasan sederhana narasi diatas, dapat dirangkum dalam taglines film tersebut

Taglines for Godzilla :

Size Does Matter


Scientists inscribe entire Bible on head of a pin

Israelis use particle beam to make what could be smallest Old Testament

Image: Chip containing entire Jewish Bible

Ariel Schalit / AP

Haifa's Technion University official Ohad Zohar displays a chip in Haifa on Sunday containing the entire Jewish Bible.

JERUSALEM - Israeli scientists have inscribed the entire Hebrew text of the Jewish Bible onto a space less than half the size of a grain of sugar.

The nanotechnology experts at the Technion institute in Haifa say the text measures less than 0.01 square inch surface. They chose the Jewish Bible to highlight how vast quantities of information can be stored in minimum amounts of space.

"It took us about an hour to etch the 300,000 words of the Bible onto a tiny silicon surface," Ohad Zohar, the university's scientific adviser for educational programs, told the Associated Press.

The Technion's microscopic Bible was created by blasting tiny particles called gallium ions at an object that then rebounded, causing an etching effect.

"When a particle beam is directed toward a point on the surface, the gold atoms bounce off and expose the silicon layer underneath just like a hammer and chisel," Zohar said.

Zohar said the technology will in the future be used as a way to store vast amounts of data on bio-molecules and DNA.

The tiny Bible appears to be the world's smallest.

The previous smallest known copy of the Bible measured 1.1 x 1.3 x 0.4 inches, weighing 0.4 ounces and containing 1,514 pages, according to Guinness World Records spokeswoman Amarilis Espinoza. The tiny text, obtained by an Indian professor in November 2001, is believed to have originated in Australia


Tujuan pembuatan Alkitab unik ini adalah untuk menarik minat kaum muda terhadap Alkitab. Para ahli akan mengambil gambar Alkitab mini itu dan menampilkannya dalam poster berukuran 7x7 m, sehingga Alkitab tersebut dapat dibaca secara keseluruhan dengan mata telanjang.

Gambar diatas adalah beberapa dari koleksi alkitab (fisik) yang saya miliki.

Paling kecil berukuran 4x5 cm.
Memang masih bisa dibaca dengan mata telanjang - tapi ya itu - mata cepat lelah dan sakit.


Seberapa besar ukuran alkitab kita?

Seberapa kecil ukuran alkitab kita?

Berukuran kah alkitab kita?

Bila alkitab kita tidak punya ukuran, itu berarti memang kita tidak memiliki alkitab

Terlebih dari itu semua :

Pernahkah kita membuka alkitab kita?

Pernahkah kita membaca alkitab kita?

Seberapa seringkah kita membaca alkitab kita?

Seberapa seringkah kita membaca dan merenungkannya?


Size does matter, doesn't it?

Janganlah engkau lupa memperkatakan kitab Taurat ini, tetapi renungkanlah itu siang dan malam, supaya engkau bertindak hati-hati sesuai dengan segala yang tertulis di dalamnya, sebab dengan demikian perjalananmu akan berhasil dan engkau akan beruntung. (Jos 1:8 )

Psa 1:1-3
(1) Berbahagialah orang yang tidak berjalan menurut nasihat orang fasik, yang tidak berdiri di jalan orang berdosa, dan yang tidak duduk dalam kumpulan pencemooh,
(2) tetapi yang kesukaannya ialah Taurat TUHAN, dan yang merenungkan Taurat itu siang dan malam.
(3) Ia seperti pohon, yang ditanam di tepi aliran air, yang menghasilkan buahnya pada musimnya, dan yang tidak layu daunnya; apa saja yang diperbuatnya berhasil.

with warm regards

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