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Saturday, March 31, 2007

first episode...

It was all worth it!

Tonite was the very first episode of Indonesian Idol… the audition episode…
And I can tell u, my friends, it was all worth watching!

I’ve heard about the first episode of Indonesian Idol since last week… but it seems that there are lots of more important things to do rather than watching the Idol show. Like attending 8EH meeting and going to Jakarta. I finally canceled my plan on going to Jakarta and attended the meeting. I could finally manage to get home before 8pm, coz that was when the show started.

Let’s start the discussion from the judges…

Indra Lesmana… can he be more gay??? (I saw him in Java Jazz while he wasn’t performing and he dressed just like that… and the way he was standing was actually really gay, in my opinion) What is it with his annoying sunglasses that sit on his head all the time??? And I thought he should be as cruel as Simon Cowell, but he wasn’t… he was really good on giving advices, as a matter of fact…

Titi DJ… She’s been pretty good… I think she’s acting more like Paula Abdul but minus the drama… I really like the part when she actually sang to show the tiger-girl and she actually CAN sing… she’s willing to give them proof, not just critics… and I like the fact that her appearance was natural. She didn’t put too much make up on, didn’t wear a fancy dress which I think it’s too much, and actually wore her hair down very beautifully.

Anang Hermansyah… man, he was just there to mock people… Well, there are some ppl who actually deserve all the mock… but there are times when he said, “You’re too flat…” or “You’re just making it up… u’re not natural!” but when other judges asked him for the conclusion, he said, “yeah… okay for me…” or “well, I’m gonna say yes…” I mean, doesn’t he know something about consistency? I wonder… but he was one of those ppl who say something straight to the point (count me in too!) and I think it’s good, esp. for ppl who can’t hear how bad their own voices are.

Jamie Aditya… God only knows how much I adore this guy… a multi-talented guy who I fell in love with since he was ‘just’ an MTV VJ. After being a VJ, I only heard a little bit of him in the entertainment world. I love his version of Coca Cola commercial… and I was kinda surprised to hear him singing with Glenn. When I heard his being one of the judges of Indonesian Idol, I put even more faith on the Idol show… I believe that this season is gonna be great, the judge wise… contestant wise? Only God knows! And I adore him so very much when he opened his eyes as wide as possible and paid so much attention to the ppl who auditioned, no matter how bad those ppl were. He even said sorry to one of those ppl who was actually really bad when all of the judges were laughing very hard. And of course, he was the one who actually lighten up the situation…

Then, let’s move on to the host, Daniel… all I wanna say is just: stop copying Ryan Seacrest!!! Daniel is actually a good host, he can handle almost any kind of situation in this show… so, he doesn’t need to copy the way Ryan Seacrest host the Idol show.

The contestants? No one really stood out yet, I think… Some of them could sing really good… some of them are soooooo freaking bad… Some of the performances are really boring… some of their pronounciation (both English and Indonesian) are really bad… Some of their dialect stood out so clearly, it makes me wanna laugh…
But the thing that got me wondering all the time was: why did they put the auditions in several cities in one day? The audition is the most fun part to watch on the show… They should put one audition in one city on one whole show… I think they cut the show out too much… I wanna see more of those really bad ppl…
Hm… can’t wait for another episode of Indonesian Idol…

I wonder who can be the next ENDONESA AIDOL TO TOUSAND EN SEPEN…!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Jakarta Undercover

I'm not sure when was the premier date for this movie...
but anyway, I watched this movie on Thurs, 22 March '07, with some of my classmates (and an ex-classmate)

FYI, I never finished reading the book... the "Jakarta Undercover" by Moamar Emka.
When the book first published, my mom thought that I was still a little child and the book wasn't appropriate for me.
so I never got to buy the book...
but there were times when I were in Gramedia, I took a little time to peek on the book... read the first chapter and a lil' bit of here and there...
I know some friends who actually own the book and I could easily borrow from them... but I'm one of those kids who actually listen to their parents. so I never did borrow the book from my friends.
without telling me anything, my parents actually bought the book (and also the "Jakarta Undercover 2" and its other sequels) but they put it in their room, hidden. I was still not allowed to read the book.
anyway, nowadays those "Jakarta Undercover" books are not hidden anymore...
they're put in the bookshelf, sit nicely beside all other books... including comics and Al-Qur'an (hehehe).

anyway, without knowing exactly what the book says or what's the story in the movie gonna be, I went to the cinema and watched it.
I've heard alot about how good the books were... and some gossips about Luna Maya's mom actually regret her daughter's will to play in that movie, coz some of the scenes are considered to be porn...
by all of the above, I expected to watch a really good movie... (am I writing it correctly, coz it really doesn't sound right...?)

the begining of the movie was great.
the setting was in a bar... with all the trans-sexual dancer were dancing around... showing, touching, licking, etc, etc...
a bit disgusting, actually...
and there's also a scene where Luna Maya had to do a private dance...
and another scene that a trans-sexual person got fucked from behind(anal)... and actually fucked to death...
it was pretty intense, the begining...
Fachry Albar was so pretty, too... and I started to think that this is gonna be a good movie...
until the 'chasing Luna Maya' story came up...

well, to be short: Luna Maya's lil' bro saw a trans-sexual person being fuck to death, he even got a record of voices as a proof...
so, the main story was: the bad guys (the killers)were chasing Luna Maya and Luna Maya tried to get away from the bad guys.
some of the chasing scenes were showing the undercover sides of Jakarta, like the scene where Luna Maya actually had to dance with only her bra and jeans coz she needed money... or when she was in the slump areas... those pictures of real Jakarta...
what really dissapoint me was some other scenes of this chasing Luna Maya were really irrational...
like when Luna Maya was in one of the busway's stop, the bad guy who was driving and looking at a straight road, suddenly turned his head to the right and he saw Luna Maya.
or other scene when Luna Maya was walking from Museum Jakarta to Senayan City and then from there to Bundaran HI...
kinda irrational... as if they were trying to tell the audience that Jakarta is actually really small... which is untrue...
and that main story, the chasing thingie, became really boring...

My expectation was really high when I plan to watch this movie...
so, when I was bored of that one set of story, the chasing Luna Maya thingy, I was disaapointed...

but then, I have to honor the film-maker, though...
coz they were really brave...
I mean, the second my friends and I walked out of our studio, we were talking about the upcoming controversy caused by this movie...
and about Luna Maya, who danced with only BRA and jeans... maybe she's used to wearing bikini and stuff, but this is BRA, underwear that I think women are not supposed to show theirs...

there was a little regret after I watched the movie...
but oh well, I should still respect all those film-maker who tried their best...
love Fachry Albar so much!!!

my message: go watch this movie, but don't put ur expectation up too high.

Monday, March 19, 2007

my family

the long weekend's almost over...

and I think I finally got a way to express my feeling...

everytime it comes to holiday, I almost always meet this kinda feeling: my ego stands out.
I mean, everytime I come home to Jakarta or my family come over to Bandung for holiday, I always think that I'm better of living all alone...

the thing is, I've been living alone for quite sometime now...
I moved to Bandung when I was 11 years old, while my parents were in Jakarta, due to my dad's job. at that time, my mom still lived with me in Bandung, but my dad only came over on weekends...
to make the story short, I haven't been living with my dad since I was 11 yrs old.
It's been a long time... It's hard for me to recall what my dad and I did when we were still living in the same house together, back when I was in elementary...
I have been officially living alone (in my own home with a maid and a driver) when I was 15 yrs old. so, it's been a pretty long time too...

That's why, I'm not use to parents around me...
I'm used to coming home alone... tv turned off... quiet home...
and that's why everytime I'm with my parents, I always feel that I'm on holiday...
like this long weekend, I hardly had time to get closer to my books, eventho I'm gonna have calculus midterm on Wed (21 Mar'07).

but then, eventho I meet my family only on holiday, it comes to time when I feel that I can't be around them for too long...
The first day is fun...
Y'know, lots to talk about... we have to catch up with each other... still let the feeling of missing go...
the second day is fine... telling stuff we forget to tell yesterday...
third day is an awkward day... I have the feeling that I told them what I need to tell them... and I'm busy with my mind, thinking what kinda conversation should we make...
fourth day is usually a day w/ lots of anger... my parents start to see that something's not right... something needs to be done soon... and then usual questions will burst out, "how can this happen? why is it like that? who did this? when did it start? " etc...etc...

both of my parents are some perfectionist... they want everything to be done perfectly... and when they don't get what they want, they can say something really bad... they will just say what's going on in their mind without putting it into a good sentence... many ppl said that is mostly becoz of we come from North Sumatra... where ppl are tough and the sentences they usually say are rather harsh...
and that's why, sometimes I think, my parents, esp. my mom, is turning into a very childish person...
like, when she doesn't get what she actually need, she'll be angry, she'll refuse to do something, etc...etc...

the fifth day on our meeting, I usually ready to go back to my own home... to have a quiet house on my own...
to have my own space... to have my own time...

don't think I regret my meeting with my family...
not at all...
I love meeting them...
I love our time trying new cafes... or just eating at the same table together, just like normal families...
it's just the intesity has to be small... I could never live with them anymore... with my mom irritating me with all of her rules... and dad with all of his work and him spending more time at the office rather tahn at home... and sis with all of her "modern kids's" point of view, which makes me feel that I don't know anything...

yeah... that's my family...

whatever happens though, I love them still...
I still feel sad everytime we need to say goodbye to each other...

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my family and I in the Burchart Garden, Victoria, Canada


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akhirnya, ada kepuasan setelah aku dapet kesempatan untuk nonton Tompi lagi...

disaat orang2 dengan rajinnya belajar...
atau enggak belajar tapi panik gara2 UTS kalkulus is coming this wednesday, aku malah nonton Tompi di sebuah bar di Bandung hari Jumat malam kemarin.

masalahnya, pas Java Jazz, aku cuma nonton Tompi dikit banget... gara2 harus ngantri buat another great stuff: Sergio Mendez.
so, when I heard that Tompi was actually coming to Bandung, I searched the internet, made a phone call, and finally made a trip accross Bandung to bought the ticket.

and thank God I have the greatest mom in the world ever!
I mean, none of my friends' moms (by my experience)would let her daughters (which are my friends) to go out at 11PM to a bar... got home at 3am and smelled like an ashtray (coz everyone around me was smoking like there was no tomorrow!)
my mom let me and my sister go... (my sis was just freaking 14-for my friends' moms' sake! LOL)
the coolest mom ever!
I wonder if my dad would let us go when he was around (he was abroad at that time)

anyway...

Tompi was GREAT as ever!!!
his voice was.... unbelievable... and the guy could really put on a show!
he was teasing all the lovers in the room...
sang his heart out...
gave lots of compliments to many people...
and share his stage to anyone who deserve it...

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one of his pics that I took... him with Ari... the good guitarist with a huge number of girls as his fans...

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this is another one of Tompi pics...
not a really good one, coz I didn't turn the flash on.
but u can see how bad the smoke was...

he sang a number of songs from his first and second album...
love his performance...
love his voice...
I just can't turn off his new cd now...

oh yeah, and I got him to sign my cd!!!
(after I got my Maliq & d'essentials-free your mind cd signed by the members, now I got my Tompi-Playful cd signed!)

dan akhirnya aku percaya kalau suara bebeknya Tompi itu efek...
dya kmarin nyanyi Balonku pake efek itu... LUCU banget... (lucu as in funny, not in cute!)
tapi suaranya yang tinggi itu BUKAN EFEK! kmarin dya nyanyi pake mic biasa (see pic!) dan suaranya tetep bagus...
sampe suaranya yang tinggi menggetarkan ruangan karena bass yang dipasang kegedean...

hah...
puas rasanya...
kapan lagi ya Tompi mo manggung di Bandung?
di jakarta juga gak pa-pa deh... kukejar...
hahaha...

Sunday, March 18, 2007

late opinion

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I finally watched the American Idol… the first spectacular show (or so they call it in the Indonesian Idol “spectacular round”)

Yeah, I’m one of those poor ppl who can’t afford a tv cable in my home… so, I have to watch its re-run in RCTI. But it’s all good… I still found the show was fun to watch, eventhough I knew the result before.

And I don’t think I have to write something really long coz most of my comments are similar to most of people’s comments everywhere on the internet. And of course, I know nothing about music, or how to sing, or fashion, or the way to perform on stage. These are only my personal point of view as an audience and a listener…

I was amazed by the performance from Lakisha… well, who didn’t? I love the song so very much, “God Bless the Child”. And love it even more when she sang it with a different way… where were her mom and aunt anyway? I wonder…

And of course Melinda was great… I mean, her voice was unbelievable! I don’t know anything about the song that she sang, but I like the way she sang it… she really got me thinking, will Indonesian Idol ever find a contestant who can sing as good as Melinda? Or Lakisha? Or even as good as ppl like Stephanie and Jordin???

Obviously, I like Stephanie and Jordin. I like the way Stephani sang. She was always confident and her voice was good. esp. I love her smile! and Jordin? She’s freaking 17! Man, talk about the so-called winner of Indonesian Idol… Ihsan and Dirly were almost the same age as her when they freaking won the Idol and their voices were far from as good as hers!

Chris Sligh, man, u really shouldn’t have put off ur glasses… Blake, I didn’t like the music arrangement… (I don’t really like electronic music, to be honest). Chris R., I like the fact that one of the contestants finally used the little stage behind the judges to get closer to the audience, but I have to agree with Simon, his voice wasn’t that good… Phill, his voice was not that bad, actually. I was glad he got that second chance to be back next week… Gina, I didn’t quite get her performance. I think the whole Diana Ross thingie just wasn’t her thing, so…

Haley… well, I was surprised with her performance, actually… I actually think she wasn’t that bad… I mean, I honestly can’t recall any of her performance other than her last week’s performance… and by that, I think she was better this week. And yeah, forgetting the lyrics was a huge mistake on this show but I still think that she actually deserve another week…

Sanjaya Malakar… oh, my heart is broken now… He sang one of the best songs ever made, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and he was really bad, to be honest with you… I mean, I know he’s 17, not much experience, etc, etc… but he was honestly that bad… sorry to say… and he definetly broke my heart… and his hair… don’t even make me start… man, I’m really disappointed that he didn’t do well. What actually made me fall in love with this little guy was his voice in the audition (“I’m yours” was his words), his okay hair on that audition (coz it wasn’t straighten or curled, it was just how it supposed to be), the fact that he has Indian background, and his smile… and tonite, with one song, one performance, and one hair do, he made me forget about all the things that make me love him. I honestly thought that he deserved to go home this very week... ah… America, please, vote him out next week…

And finally Brandon Rogers… I honestly think that he wasn’t that bad… his dancing was terrible, I agree with Simon. And forgetting the lyrics was a fatal mistake, I agree with Randy. But his voice wasn’t bad… and yeah, maybe he was just not ready to deserve the front singer… he may feel save as a back-up singer… I actually like the song, “Can’t Hurry Love”. But I agree with Simon, the whole performance was too predictable and quite boring, so…

Based on the performances, I think Sanjaya should’ve go home and Brandon actually deserves another week on the Idol…

Oh well, what do I know?

About the judges, what was it with Paula anyway??? I really think she’s just a joke! I mean, I understand why Simon’s face was red the whole show. It becoz he was holding on to himself to not to laugh, and I do understand why he wanted laugh… It was all becoz of Paula… I don’t think it’s necessary to cry… and c’mon, Paula, she should say something honest and stop trying to answer something diplomatically.
Paula’s style:
Question: “what do u think of her performance?”
Paula: “I think u’re a beautiful girl. I think u actually have a talent, but u just have to believe in yourself and let it out…”
Does it actually answer the question??? Puh-lease…

Anyway, it was just the first show on the “spectacular round” and there are a huge numbers of drama already… what an industry!

Can’t wait to watch the final!!!

Friday, March 16, 2007

a lil' something

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a really happening song...
It seems like all of my girl friends like this song....



actually, this is a really cool song...
esp. if this song's dedicated for an ex-BF...

check out the lyrics

Beyonce - Irreplaceable

to the left
to the left

to the left
to the left

VERSE 1:
mmmm..to the left
to the left
Everthing you own in the box to the left
In the closet, that's my stuff-
Yes, if i bought then please don't touch(dont touch)

And keep talkin that mess thats fine,
but could you walk and talk at the same time-
And, its my name thats on that jag. so go move
your bags let me call you a cab

Standin in the front yard tellin me how i'm such a [fool]
talkin bout, ill never ever find a man like you,
You got me twisted

CHORUS:
You must not know bout me
You must not know bout me
i could have another you in a minute,
matter fact, he'll be here in a minute,
baby

You must not know bout me
You must not know bout me
i could have another you by tomorrow
so dont you ever for a second get to thinkin,
you're irreplaceable


VERSE 2:
So go ahead and get gone, call up that chick,
and see if she's home
oops, i bet you thought, that i didnt know,
what did you think, i was puttin you out for...
because you was untrue, rollin her around in the
car that i bought you
baby drop them keys...hurry up before your taxi leaves

standin in the front yard tellin me how im such a [fool]
talkin bout, ill never ever find a man like you,
you got me twisted

CHORUS

VERSE 3:
so since i'm not your everything,
how bout i'll be nothing, nothing at all to you
baby i won't shed a tear for you (i wont shed a tear)
i won't lose a wink of sleep (a wink of sleep)
cause the truth of the matter is
replacing you is so easy

to the left
to the left

to the left
to the left

mmmm...to the left
to the left ,everything you own in the box to the left

to the left
to the left

dont you ever for a second get to thinkin...
you're irreplaceable


you must no know bout me
you must not know bout me
i could have another you in a minute matter fact,
he'll be here in a minute, BABY!!!!


you must not know bout me
you must not know bout me
i could have another you by tomorrow

so dont you ever for a second get to thinkin...Baby hey yea!!!)

you must not know bout me
you must not know bout me
i could have another you in a minute,
matter fact, he'll be here in a minute
you can pack all yo bags we finsihed,
Cause yo made your bed now lay in it
i could have another you by tomorrow
so don't you ever for a second get to thinkin
you're irreplaceable....


well, after everyone falls in love with Beyonce's version,
try this song....




Someone(who actually sings this song???) - Irreplaceable (Male Version)

This is from a man's point of view..
Fellas, sometimes we gotta tell them ladies


To the right, to the right
(Huh, get, get to steppin`)
To the right, to the right
(Woahh ayy yeah)

To the right, to the right
That's where I'm goin' in the middle of the night
Now in the closet, that's your stuff
But trick, I bought it, so bitch don't touch (don't touch)
You talk a lotta bullshit, alright
But while you walk 'n talk I'mma gettin' high now
It's my name that's on your last
You bald-headed rat tryna get ridda that
Back up outta my face fraud
I'm really tryna not talk to you

Talkin' bout I'm neva gonna find a girl like you
You must got me fucked up
You must not know 'bout me
You must think I'm playing
'Cause I can have another you in an hour
Matter of fact, she's upstairs in tha shower, baby


You must now know 'bout me
You must think I'm playing
I can find another you on the corner
So don't you ever for a second get to thinkin' you're irreplaceable


Trick, give me my phone so I can call the chick and see if she's home, yeah
(Oh shit I) Oh shit I forgot she's already home
What did you think I was putting you out for?
'Cause you was unreal
Kinda like the horse that was sittin' on the back of your head
Baby fix them teeth
Seeing your face is so old to me

Back out outta my face fraud
I'm really not tryna talk to you
Tellin' me I'm neva finding a girl like you
Well ya got me so damn twisted

You must not know 'bout me
You must think I'm playing
'Cause I can have another you in a minute
Matter of fact, she'll drive up in a minute, baby


You must not know 'bout me
You must think I'm playing
I can have another you in an hour
So don't you ever for a second get to thinkin', you're irreplaceable (irreplaceable)


So since I'm not your everything
I'm not giving you anything
Nothing at all to you
Baby, I'm not giving you nothing, no wayyy
Go ahead and shed your tears
'Cause the truth of the matter is
Replacing you was done last year

To the right, to the right
To the right, to the right (you gotta go, go to the right right oh yeah)
To the right, to the right (oh yeah ohh woahhh)
To the right, to the right
Don't you ever for a second get to thinkin' (What?!)
Get to thinkin' (What?!)
Get to thinkin' you're irreplaceable

You must not know 'bout me
You must think I'm playing
You must not know that I can have another you in a minute
Matter of fact, she'll be here in a minute. baby


You must not know about me (baby)
You must think I'm playing
I can have another you in an hour
Matter of fact, she's upstairs in the shower
ohhh

You must not know 'bout me
You must think I'm playing
I can find another you, baby
There's so many of you baby

Gold diggin'(You must not know 'bout me)
Two timin' (You must think I'm playing)
Back stabbin'
Always leaving, I need somethin'
You ho, ho, ho
But the truth is
You have always been replaceable (Ooh)
Please see yourself out this way

a funny one, isn't it???

well, at least the girls and guys are even...

and again, these two songs are perfect for EXs

LOL

Thursday, March 15, 2007

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

routines (???)

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In the past 2 days, I seemed to be doing something outside my routine. And the environment surrounds me seemed to support me too. Everything seemed to be happening outside of the routines.

Yesterday, Monday, I did something I’ve never done before. In calculus class, I sat beside Vijay. We went to the same high school and have same classes in ITB together. Before us both got accepted in ITB, we never spoke to each other. I actually have friends from high school who never spoke to Vijay since their times in junior high together. Yeah, this guy’s famous for his high temper and no one dares to mess up with him. So yesterday was one of my historical days. I sat beside Vijay, talked with him, and he actually shared his book with me coz I didn’t bring mine. I wonder what my high school friends who were ‘afraid’ with the idea of talking w/ Vijay would say when they know about this.

Still on the same day, I did one thing for the first time. I did a debut for my announcer career in 8EH Radio ITB on that very day. I was on air as an announcer for the first time. It didn’t go too well, but it was my first time. I was nervous, panic, etc…etc… hope I’ll a better job tomorrow…

Today, I did a lot of things outside my routines.

My friends and I were out for lunch and for the very first time I took a ride with Mila, one of my friends. Usually, if we go out together, I’m always the one who drive. Mila just learned how to drive and today was her second time to drive a car to campus. She’s just a beginner in driving plus she’s a girl. She got really mixed up with right and left and she almost hit a car while everyone in the car screamed out loud. I almost thought that it was just wrong to let her drive… but oh well, she had to try… but probably it would b better if my friends and I stick to the routine: I drive!

What’s really weird today was I was home really early! I got home at around 4pm. While usually I got home around 7pm or later. Like yesterday, I got home around 10pm. It really felt weird to be home early… like I got to watch my favorite comedy series-OB-at home, while I usually watch it in the car or I don’t watch it at all. and becoz I was home very early, I took a shower. Taking a second shower of the day wasn’t one of my routine anymore becoz it’s just too late to take a shower. I washed my sensitive area, but no shower. I usually only take my second shower of the day on special occasion, like: after I PE class, I have a plan on going out that night, or I feel that it’s gonna be a hot night and I don’t wanna sweat all over coz I haven’t shower. I don’t think a second shower of the day is necessary anymore coz whether I take a shower or not, I will be sweating anyway… and what do I need a shower for? I’m just going to bed that night… ha-ha!

Jorok? Whatever!

And while I wrote this, it’s raining outside… It hasn’t been raining for quite sometime and it’s finally raining again… yippie!

Oh yeah, on my routine, while I’m eating my dinner, I usually turn on TV, watch Metro TV or something. Tonite, outside of my routine, I decided to change my TV channel to IMTV, a local channel which copied MTV. And I was surprised that they actually played great music and great videos. They played 311 – Don’t Tread on Me, Foo Fighters – Best of You, etc…etc… Althou they’re old songs and old videos, never thought that they are stocked with some of the best videos ever released… Maybe it’s my bad that I always underestimate the power of local channel….

Well, probably I should do a lot of things outside of my routine…

Maybe studying is one of them, coz until today studying isn’t one of my routine… hahaha!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Selingkuh



Setelah ngedenger lagu bikinannya Yovie Widianto itu, gimana?
What do u think?

Jadi kan gini, aku kan waktu taun 2006 kemaren, klo gak salah bulan September ya? Aku nonton Konsernya Yovie Widianto. Nah, disana kan Yovie bener2 membuktikan kejeniusannya dia dalam bikin lagu. Dia minta tiga kata dan tiga nada dari penonton. Dari enam items itu dia nyulap semuanya jadi lagu baru. Dan dia bikinnya Cuma dalam waktu kurang dari 10 menit. What a genious!

Nah, waktu itu salah satu kata yang diminta sama orang2 adalah “selingkuh”. Waktu aku nonton, aku sih ‘cuma’ terpana sama kejagoan Yovie dalam buat lagu. Lagunya okey2 aja kata aku… bagus, seperti lagu2 Yovie yang lainnya. Aku belum nangkep meaning-nya aja.
Masalahnya, saat itu dan sebelum2nya dan sebelum akhir2 ini juga, aku belum pernah ‘turun’ langsung di kancah perselingkuhan.

I mean, I read lots of stories about cheating. I know some ppl who do that. But they weren’t exactly my friends, so I never took it seriously and personally… kalo ada orang yang selingkuh2an, aku palingan Cuma mikir, “oh, dia selingkuh… emang tampang brengsek sih…” and that’s it. Gak pernah dimasukin dalam hati.
Sekarang2 ini, kayaknya aku udah mulai ‘tercebur’ ke dunia perselingkuhan. Well, mungkin ada beberapa kasus yang belum nyampe ke taraf selingkuh, but it’s getting there lah…

Mulai dari seorang temen cewekku yang tiba-tiba nangis di kelas and finally decided not to attend the class. Seperti biasa, pas ada seorang cewek nangis, cewek2 lain pasti langsung “ah… kamu kenapa???” menunjukkan simpati lah… apalagi dikelasku yang sekarang, cewek2nya tuh deket banget. Yeah, seperti yang udah bisa ditebak, dia nangis gara2 cowoknya. Well, sekarang udah jadi mantan.
Ada apa dengan cowoknya? (AADC?)
Selingkuh!
Menurut cerita si temen si gue, si cowoknya itu udah selingkuh sebulanan sama anak kampus tetangga sebelum akhirnya terungkap. Yang parahnya lagi, si cewek temenku itu bilang, sebelum ketauan kalo cowoknya selingkuh, mereka pernah jalan berdua ditemenin sama sepupunya si cowok. Jadi mereka pernah bersenang-senang bertiga. Nah, si cewek selingkuhannya ini dikenalin ama si sepupu ini. Parah… talking about ‘makan temen’…

Trus, trus, my personal experience nih… kayaknya banyak orang yang udah baca soal mi-Ex deh di blogku ini… yang gak aku cantumin di crita ttg mi-Ex si gue adalah, sebenernya waktu kita ketemuan dan jauh sebelum kita ketemuan, dia itu udh punya pacar… hahaha!
So, what was it with the hug and that little polite kiss?
Kalo mi-Ex itu orang bule, aku sih kayaknya gak bakalan sebegitu hebohnya. Masalahnya, kita sama2 orang timur yang sebenernya gak biasa dengan sentuhan2 yang terlalu dekat… jadi, ada sedikit yang salah… belum lagi aku kehujanan perhatian dari dia… dengan seluruh sms-sms-nya dan email-emailnya… I could really feel that something was going on nih…
Mungkin apa yang aku alami belum masuk ke tahap selingkuh. Atau juga udah? Well, tergantung gimana interpretasi masing2 lah… tapi si gue gak pengen ada masalah aja… Jadi aku mutusin buat bilang ke mi-Ex, “what is it that u want? What do u think of our relationship?” etc…etc… males banget aja kalo aku dijadiin pelarian… apalagi selingkuhan… sori-sori aja nih ye… mendingan gak punya pacar sampe ada yang ngajak nikah deh… dan nikahnya sebagai istri satu2nya loh, aku gak mendukung adanya poligami!

Yang terakhir nih, yang lagi hot-hot-nya dalam kehidupanku… aku punya seorang temen cowok, asalnya dari jkt dan punya pacar di jkt sana. LDR (long distance relationship), y’know… waktu itu dia pernah rusuh gara2 bosen. Pernah juga bikin ribut pas ceweknya nuntut perhatian yang BANYAK banget. Terakhir, dia brisik gara2 jenuh… (I always believe that long distance relationship will never work!) capek banget deh pokoknya ngedenger dya…
Jenuh… kayak lagunya Rio Febrian aja gimana, “Maaf ku jenuh padamu… meski begitu indah tapi ku tetap saja… jenuh…” Persis.
Ujung2nya, dia dapet gebetan lain lagi di Bandung… gebetannya temenku juga. Main gebet-gebetannya udah lumayan parah lagi… sampe ada kalimat “I can’t get you out of my head” segala lagi… parah…Plus si cowok sudah membelai2 si cewek… and vice versa...dan mereka berdua sudah mulai merencanakan jalan berdua… etc… etc…

Itu… udah selingkuh belum sih???

gak tau ah… yang pasti, it got me thinking aja, “apa temen cewekku itu tau kalo si temen cowokku itu udh punya pacar di Jakarta? Apa dia gak ngerasa kalo kedekatan mereka udah more than just a friend coz there must be lil’ sparks b/w them?”
trus, rasanya aneh aja punya temen cowok yang selingkuh… I mean, rasanya pengen ngegampar dan bilang, “woi! Putusin dulu kek cewek lo yang di Jakarta! Jangan gebet sana-sini dong! Masa pengen dapet dua-duanya? Maruk banget sih lo!”
tapi juga pengen bilang, “gue ngerti kok ttg kejenuhan lo… gak pa-pa lah ngedeketin cewek itu buat seneng2 doang…”

nah, bingung kan si gue…

makanya akhir2 ini aku baru ngerti makna-nya lagu “Selingkuh” ini

Selingkuh (Live) – Yovie Widianto feat. Hedi Yunus

Maafkan kekasih tercinta
Maafkan ku tak bisa lagi
Maafkan kekasih tercinta
Tak akan ada kisah lagi
Meskipun terasa indah
Tetapi harus kita akhiri
Meskipun terasa manis
Selingkuh tak membawa bahagia


p.s. I was kinda disappointed when I know that Monita from Indonesian Idol 2005 got this song… Coz I don’t really like her voice. But with this song, she’s not that bad, actually…
p.p.s. selingkuh tuh beneran deh nggak membawa bahagia...

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Okay, I finally watched the American Idol. This time, they announced who would be the top 12 finalists.
I’m pretty satisfy with the result…
Blake Lewis is in.
that Chris Sligh… (not the other Chris, he’s good, but not my favorite) is in too.
Lakisha Jones and Melinda Doolittle is definetly in…
Stephanie is in…
Jordin Sparks…
and that Gina girl too (eventhough I don’t like Evanessence, coz I think Amy Lee’s voice is annoying and the radio played their songs too often, I still think she was good… and I’m agree with what the judges said, I was waiting for her to sing that kinda song too)
I’m actually glad that Sanjaya is in… he was really young and talented… maybe becoz he’s too young and inexperience, the judges think that Sundance deserved the spot better.

Well, I’m honestly glad that Sundance is out… I didn’t see that his voice is good… the only time I think he deserve to be on the American Idol was his audition… other than that, he even didn’t do good in the Hollywood week.
And no one is happier than me when I saw Antonella Barba is out… oh, thank God!!! America wasn’t that stupid after all… I mean, she sang “Put Your Records On” by Corrine Bailey Rae and it was one of my favorite song and the way she sang it juat terrible! She ruined the song!
But then, America was stupid… coz, how can they kick Sabrina Sloan out??? I mean, look at her! Listen to her!!! OMFG! Everytime she sings, it’s always good… and she has the talent… and Simon even said that she was the top four among the girls along with Lakisha, Melinda, and Stephanie. How could America voted her out???????????? Stupid country! Even the judges looked surprised! Man… I thought this season would be perfect, without anyone plays an act of Kelly Pickler from last season (I still can’t see why ppl would buy her records… her voice’s terrible, she’s blonde, and she’s just a freaking stupid-meat eater!).

Honestly, I thought the show’s gonna be perfect…

America, I’m begging you, please kick Haley from the show next week…

Oh yeah, something funny on that show though… After Melinda Doolittle sang, Simon said the most horrific comment I’ve ever heard… “You’re little tiger”
argh! Even recalling it on my mind enough to makes me sick!!! So kinky kinda style…
well, can’t wait for the next show!

p.s. I got home at 5.30 pm last nite. I got myself together, prepared for the show… but I missed Fear Factor coz I fell asleep in the couch…

p.p.s. I'm glad that they have something like "American Idol: Idol Gives Back" thingie... coz I believe they've been making a whole lot of money and it's good that they wanna give a little bit to others...

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

...plus...

I just forget to post these 3 free passes that I got...

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my first day pass... both daily pass and special show ticket


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my second day pass

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and my third day pass...
plus the precious ticket for Jamie Cullum special show...


and they're all for freaking free!!!

can't wait for another year of Java Jazz!!!!

Monday, March 05, 2007

My Report

so, as I wrote out here before, I got two 3days passes plus 3 special shows tickets for Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival...

here are my reports...

First day, Friday, March 2nd 2007.

I arrived in Jakarta around 5pm. I got there right after I had my PE class.
Yep! right after I struggle on runing that fucking 2,6 km-no one knows that it was the day of the test on that friday. the lecturer basically just decided that we should do the test since it wasn't raining...
so, I just finished running, hoping that my legs won't hurt... coz I know I'd be doing lots of standing, watching all different performances...
and my legs actually didn't hurt at all... so I was all fine...

my sister n I left home around 6pm. we got there around 7pm.
we were wondering around that big JHCC... looking from room to room, trying to find out what's happening inside every room...
until we found out that Tompi's gonna perform... so we went into The Cendrawasih Room and watched a lil bit of his performance. he was as good as good as ever!
but unfortunately we had to leave Tompi and started to line up for Sergio Mendes.
and that guy could really put on a show! lemme tell ya!
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and his "Mas Que Nada" song really made the whole Plenary Hall moving...

after that, we wondered around again... and I got two cool pics taken...
first...
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... is my pic taken with a member on Maliq & d'essentials, Angga. one of the good looking guys on the planet earth with a really good falseto voice.
second...
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... is my pic taken with my favorite Indonesian male vocalist, Tompi
I know I did take a pic of me and him when I saw him perform for the first time in Bandung, but I just couldn't resist...
and what so funny is that he's actually shorter than me... hahaha

our first day ended after we watched Level 42 performed. we didn't stay 'till the end though, coz we both were really tired...
we got home around 2 am.

Second day, Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

my sister and I came a lil' bit early... and on that day, one of my sister's friend joined us, Echa.
we planned on watching Tortured Soul, but we were too late and the show was actually canceled.
So we found our way back to Cendrawasih Room again, we decided to watched Kahitna. I've actually never seen Kahitna perform live before... they were good too... with or without vocalists, they could still got the attention... it's just almost all the band members look old... and the 3 vocalists: Heidy Yunus, Carlo Saba, and Mario, looked like a boyband when they started to move on the same coreography... and it looked kinda disgusting... hahaha... maybe it was just me... I still like their music, though...
after they were done performing, I got a pic taken with Yovie Widianto
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and I took a pic of my sister and Mario Kahitna
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Mario was good looking but I think he put too much make up on...

after that, we went in to the Plenary Hall to check out the free show. The Daughters of Soul was performing. their voices were really good... wonder if there's an Indonesian female vocalist who can sing like them... and one of the daughters was a daughter of Chaka Khan, Indira Khan. when she was on stage, she called out her mom and Chaka sang couple songs on stage. Pretty cool...

then, we went to the BNI Hall... where Maliq & d'essentials was gonna perform. It was 30 minutes before the performance started but the hall was already packed with ppl. Still can't believe how big the number of Maliq's fans...
they were great... I mean, I watched her on last year performance, still on the Java Jazz event, and they were soooooo much better than last year... plus they had a new album out couple weeks ago... so they were in their promotion mood. they looked that they were having fun on stage...
right after they perform, my sister finally got a pic taken with one of the new-comer on the music industry and he helped Maliq by doing his job as a rapper. His name's Dana.
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he was actually shocked when I asked him to have a pic taken w/ my sis. he was like, "don't u want ur pic taken with the band?" So I was like, "my sister likes you, what can I say? U look really shocked that u actually have a fan..." and he smiled and said, "really shocked!"

we were all satisfy with what we saw from Maliq. We decided to chill a lil bit by watching a not-so-popular performance from Jakarta Drum School. My sis is a drummer herself, so she was excited. but then, they took a hell lot of time to do the sound check. So we decided to take Echa downstairs to buy Maliq's new album. and when we were downstairs, we were really fortunate that they were just finished doing an interview.
so we took few pics...
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it's my sister with Widi, the drummer. she was practically obsessed with him... lol... it's not that bad... it's just funny to see my sister actually likes a guy... She earned his used-drum-sticks (with my help-of course) from JakJazz '06 and now another pic...

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this is me, in the middle of Satrio (guitar) and Amar(trumpet).
Satrio's actually good looking too... lol... and I like his very-transparant glasses...

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this is a pic of Alia and Echa with Angga(vocal), Ifa(keyboard), and Jawa (bass)... pretty cool pic... we only need Indah, then we got pics with all the band members...

We decided to check on the Jakarta Drum School once again. It turned out that they weren't amazing... but whatever... we had our rest. after that we were out to the food court and decided to start lining up for Chaka Khan.
While we were sitting on the floor, eating, one of the good looking musicians came closer to where we were sitting. so I decided to go and ask for a pic.
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Adrian Maulana and me. He's a guitarist from a jazz band called Parkdrive. I've watched them perform few times and I think he looked good.

after waiting for quite sometime, we finally got to see Chaka Khan.
I don't know much about her songs... but I like her music...
I got excited when she played "Through the Fire" and "I'm Every Woman". Screamed my heart out, literally, singging her songs...
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what so cool was her backing vocalists... it was the Daughters of Soul... so the performance was great....

last performance that we saw that night (or morning?) was the embassy club. We watched Vikter Duplaix on the Embassy club...
pretty cool... none of my thing though... but my sister seemed to enjoyed it...
until we finally gotta go home.
we arrived at home at 3am... and my dad didn't look that happy... lol

Last Day, Sunday, March 4th, 2007

first thing we watched was The Groove.
we were late for David Benoit and Lisa Ono. plus both performances were really packed with people...
So out of my curiousity, I was just wanna watch how The Groove perform without Rieka Roeslan. But it turned out to be a reunion performance. The Groove was on stage with their first formation of the band... With Rieka Roeslan and Yuke... and Rejoz was full of spirit...It was all worth watching!!!
after The Groove, my sister and I were back on our ritual, wondered around JHCC. We met again with guys from Maliq and asked them to sign their new album for us...
Until we decided to sit down on the floor and wait for Jamie Cullum. Other ppl had started the line from an hour before the show actually started...
and finally, Jamie Cullum was out on the stage...
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and that show was one of the most hyperactive show I've ever watched in my whole life!
I mean, he played piano, he steped on the piano, he sat down on it, he jumped from it, he played keyboard, he played Konga, he laid down on stage-feeling exhausted, he jumped to the audiences, he sang, he jumped all over the places, he talked, he said "I love you too" when a bunch of girls screamed "I love you, Jamie", he really got the stage on his hands...
his performance was the best performance all thru the festival...
and lemme tell u this: I've never fell in love with an Englishman... but at that night, I fell in love with Jamie Cullum!!!
man, he was damn good!

My sis and I ended up the night with two lovely things:
my sister won a lucky draw from the Apple Centre.
and I got a pic taken with Nicholas Saputra!!!!!
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awww man....
I can't describe how happy I am to be on that festival...
It honestly worth the free pass....
hahahaha!!!!
sorry for my being so cocky about my freepass for the Java Jazz...
I'm just really glad that I went there...
can't wait for it next year!!!!

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