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Monday, April 30, 2007

where my money goes...

hmm...
some ppl do think that they shouldn't enjoy good food or drink becoz of the too expensive price...

I, myself, thought that it's not necessary...
esp. after I had this "one tall coffee frapucino with Hazelnut syrup" from the fabulous Starbucks...
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man.. I just love hazelnut syrup... and chocolate with hazelnut... and hazelnut ice cream flavour... and that hazelnut steam milk from Bakerz Inn... and almost anything with Hazelnut...

or after that blizzard from the fabulous Dairy Queen
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or after that buffet dinner at the one of the restaurant in J. W. Marriott hotel
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or that heavenly breakfast in Westin KL...
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this is one of the thousands sections in the restaurant called the Living Room.
In this sections, there are any kinds of hot pastries on the left and any kinds of yoghurt on the right...
u should try to have breakfast there, ppl!!!

or even just having that delicious cheesy bites from Pizza Hut...
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which is not THAT expensive, comparing to the food I mentioned earlier...
(too bad I could only get the pepperoni one for the pic... I don't eat pepperoni... and I think I just took the pic from the US Pizza Hut)

so, if u want to eat 'expensive' food and all ur friends claim that they can't afford it...
just gimme a call or text me...
I'll be happy to accompany you!!!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

weird weekend

Weekend has been a family time, in my opinion...

Okay, I did go out with my friends on weekend, I confessed. but I only do it everytime my family's not available.
I never choose my friends over my family...
I may take a little time out of my family time to meet my friends and do my other responsibilities... but not for long...

Also, I never really thought of my status-of being single...sure, I want a bf... sure I thought about what I'd do if I have a bf... but I'm not desperately WANT a bf... I mean, well I hope u know what I mean...
I just never mind my status that much...

but there's something slightly different today...
when I got to Jakarta with my dad, the radio was turned to Prambors. and all the things that the announcersaid was what everybody's plan for this saturday night with bfs or gfs...
and I thought, do all Jakartans youngsters have bf and gf???
some of them actually have more than one bf or gf...

well, my dad and I finally arrived in our home.
that night, my dad had a dinner to go to and my mom had to accompany him. my sister had a thing or two with one of her closest friend (a girl, fyi), celebrating that they were done with that stupid UAN.
My mom asked me, "jadi, kak dhea mo kemana?"
I said I wasn't sure...
and to my surprised, my mom said one magic sentence, "Kak Dhea sih belum punya pacar..."

and I was like.... whoa!!!
my mom said the word!!! she said the "pacar" word...
parah...
and was she encouraging me to have a bf???
ahahahahahaha
man, that was a new thing for me...

well, It turned out that my sis was coming with me to PIM...
we walked around a little. I had the delicious Dairy Queen's blizzard and she had sushi that she loves from Sushi Tei...
and it was all good...

Saturday, April 28, 2007

guys???

Udah lumayan lama mo nulis tentang ini… tapi baru skarang terlaksana…

Awalnya dari seorang temenku di 8EH yang ribut pengen suka sama orang… then, I started wondering, am I having a crush on someone rite now???

Well, I have this so-called-crush, who almost every single one of my friend knows. We still meet up and have conversations for at least twice a week… but other than that, we lost contact. Kita gak pernah ngobrol kalo kita gak ktemu… aku gak ngrasa aku harus ngeliat atau ngomong ama dia lagi. Aku gak pernah mikirin dia kalau aku gak ngeliat dia secara fisik. Yang paling parah, I actually don’t have the ‘fling’ I used to have everytime he’s around…
Weird, eh?
So, I asked one of my friends whether or not I’m still having a crush on him… and she said something like, “having told of ur not thinking about him and not having any sparks whenever he’s around, u’re officially over him…”
So it finally said out loud… I know it wasn’t me, the person who is supposed to say it out loud, who said it out loud. But my friend had said it on my behalf…
I should get another guy as my crush… and I think it’s about time… I have been having crush on this guy since I was in grade 10 or since I was a freshman in senior high school. So it’s been five years… I think I should get a new crush…

Well, let’s worry about that later…

Now, let’s move on to the next guy…

See, after I came back from Canada, I was always been the oldest in almost every class in school… This semester, I found a guy who is actually older than me and to my surprise we actually live near to each other. Right at the time when I found that out, my friends started a gossip about my having crush on him. That gossip actually annoyed me a lot. I was kinda taken a back from having any serious conversation with him coz I was too embarrassed with any kind of gossip my friends would’ve made… and I was afraid that he was gonna feel embarrassed too. So, it took me a little while to cool the gossip off and actually started a conversation with him.

I adore my friends so much, but their gossip can be as disgusting as it can possibly be… I was right from the beginning. After my conversation with him, I was as embarrassed as hell. Then, my friends started to make another gossip about him being really close with one of the girl in our class. They started telling me that I have to be a strong girl and I have to be competitive if I wanna win his heart.

Who the hell wanted me to win his heart from the beginning? Definetly not my own self!

The funny thing was, I suspected that the girl who is supposed to be my competition seemed to have a crush on him. She acted out that I was her rival over him. I was laughing so hard at this thought. This girl started asking me about my marks and how well I did on our exams. She started being as competitive as she can be… and my friends were buying this. They were making a hotter gossip than before.

I never thought of him being my crush for any quick second. And I’m writing something really honest, trust me… so, if u were my friends who started this gossip about me, u should understand…

The funny thing was yesterday, in physics class, one of my guy-friends asked me a thing or two about a girl. This girl is known for her popularity among the guys… she is famous for her sweetness and for her having right portion for everything, appearance wise. And while I was having a conversation about this girl with my guyfriend, he-the guy I have been talking about-kept looking at us for. He seemed to wanna listen to my conversation with my guy friend. So, I said, “is he the one who wanted to know about this beautiful girl?” to my guy-friend. And my guy friend said yes.

I honestly didn’t feel anything. No hurts, no sparks, not even any little chemistry reaction… so that u know, my friends…

So my friends started a gossip about me having a crush on this guy. So they made a gossip about I had to compete with another girl in order to win this guy’s heart. So he asked me about a beautiful girl that I know. So what. Big deal…

Ah… susah emang jadi orang keren, banyak yang ngegosipin…. Hahahaha!

I really should get a new crush...

Thursday, April 26, 2007

the news

Kemaren, Aku pulang ke rumah, went to the bathroom, cleaned myself, changed to my pj, and turned on the tv.
Since nothing interesting was on tv, I decided to watch one of my favorite tv channel: Metro TV.
Ada dua acara penting yang aku tonton. Yang pertama adalah Headline News dan yang kedua adalah Save Our Nation. Both of them are my favorite TV shows in Metro TV besides Padamu Negeri, Breaking News and Suara Anda!

Aku kira isi Headline News-nya paling ‘juga’ Cuma berita tentang jebloknya kereta api (lagi) di Garut. Kejadian kereta anjlok ini udah terjadi dua kali dalam waktu sekitar seminggu ini. Parah!!! Aku heran… maunya apa sih tuh PT. KAI.
Aku gak akan jadi orang yang milih2 disini… temenku ada yang bapaknya mantan direktur PT. KAI (sekarang udh enggak karena bapaknya udh meninggal) dan temenku ini sendiri mengakui bahwa PT. KAI itu gak punya keuntungan sama sekali. Nol besar, bahkan minus… PARAH!!! Ya, mo untung darimana kalau perawatan kereta api, rel, dan stasiunnya aja parah banget… WC kereta kan jorok dan bau banget… mana kereta nyampe-nya lama, kalau telat juga gak kira-kira, dan sering banget dapet celaka. Tambah gak ada aja orang yang kepengen naik kereta api. Kalau gak ada orang yang mau naik kereta, darimana dapet duit buat biaya perawatan? Ujung2nya perawatan secara menyeluruh jadi gak bisa deh…

Well, kalau gak bisa merawat, palingg enggak kecelakaannya bisa dihindari dong… masa ada dua kereta anjlok dalam waktu seminggu… that (kecelakaannya ya, bukan musibah anjloknya) doesn’t make any sense at freaking all!!! Ini semua nunjukin bahwa seberapa jeleknya kinerja PT. KAI dalam men-service masyarakat. Kalau udah kayak gini kan PT KAI yang susah, ada tambahan biaya buat alat berat lagi. Benalu banget sih perusahaan ini buat negara. Sama aja kayak PT Pos tuh… hidup segan tapi tak mampu…

Ternyata isi Headline News-nya ada yang lebih PARAH dari ‘sekedar’ kecelakaan kereta, yaitu BOM di Ambon. Aku tulis pake huruf kapital semua gara2 aku sebel banget! Parah… aku kaget loh pas ngedenger berita itu… emang masih nge-trend ya nge-bom gitu? Please deh… terorist kan so last year… NORAK!!!

Katanya sih polisi suspect pengeboman yang berlangsung sekitar jam 8.30 WIT (ato 6.30 WIB) ini disebabkan oleh aksi teror. Gara2nya adalah ulang tahunan RMS (Republik Maluku Selatan), kelompok gerakan separatis gitu. Man, I studied about RMS when I was in both senior and junior high school. And it was written that the police had arrested the man who had the separation ideas. How come the group still exists until now??? I really wonder… and honestly, setiap aku belajar sejarah, rasanya tuh smua itu Cuma dongeng, gak pernah bener2 kejadian… tapi, the fact that RMS is still having its bday celebrated by bombing random ppl and places really got me… PARAH BANGET yak? Maksudnya, kalo mo ulang taun ya ulang taun aja… bikin pesta, ngundang Inul Daratista kek, Ungu kek, Radja kek, Samsons kek… pasang balon dimana-mana, kembang api… ngeledakin bom di terminal di sebuah jalan utama di satu kota itu adalah tindakan yang SANGAT GAK PENTING!!!

What the hell did those separatists think, anyway??? Bombing innocent ppl could actually get them what they want??? Bombing crowded place could show that they are still exist, in other words they were just being narcistic? Man…I REALLY DON’T GET IT!

Habis Headline News, aku nonton Save Our Nation. Kalau ada yang belum pernah nonton acara ini, aku jelasin dikit deh… Save Our Nation itu adalah acara diskusi tentang suatu topik yang lagi ngetrend dan peserta diskusinya biasanya berasal dari semua jenis orang yang terlibat dalam masalah itu. Kemarin malam, topik diskusinya adalah tentang IPDN. Mereka mengangkat pertanyaan yaitu “IPDN, bubar atau kembali ke asal?” Peserta diskusinya keren banget. Ada dari elemen DPR, gubernur sebagai user lulusan IPDN, rektor IPDN, anggota tim evaluasi IPDN, praja IPDN, mantan praja IPDN yang resigned dari IPDN, alumni IPDN, ayahnya Wahyu Hidayat-mahasiswa IPDN yang meninggal tahun 2003, dan BEM UI. dan tentunya Najwa Shihab sebagai moderator, walaupun kata aku dia pro ke pembubaran IPDN, I could kinda tell… hehehe…

Diskusi dimulai dan dari awal udah keliatan banget kalau Najwa Shihab tuh keren banget dalam menghandle diskusi. Aku tau sih, pasti dia udah dikasih list pertanyaan dari produser acaranya, Cuma dia pinter banget nanyain pertanyaan2 tricky ke setiap elemen. Contohnya dia nanya ke praja IPDN tentang tekanan untuk gak berbicara dan mengungkapkan apa yang sebenernya terjadi. Si praja yang kalau gak salah bernama Leo itu keliatan banget kalau dia gak yakin dengan jawaban “enggak ada”-nya. Dia tersendat2 gitu ngomongnya dan in my opinion he was hiding something. Yah, aku gak tau juga sih apakah si Leo ini tersendat2 karena nervous gara2 kamera dan lampu2 atau nervous karena berbohong. Contoh lain juga pas Najwa nanya sedeket apa praja di IPDN. Leo menjawab kalau mereka deket banget karena merasa senasib. Najwa langsung nyamber, “Iya, senasib gara-gara sama-sama disiksa.” Gila! Pinter banget!

Yang lucunya itu adalah si orang dari DPR. Dia muter2 aja nyalahin pemerintah dan sok-sok berpegang sama undang2… I know that he was supposed to act like that, but it was still funny. Tapi dia juga pinter. Dia bilang, dana buat IPDN setiap tahun ada 150 milyar, duitnya kemana aja? Bener juga kan… who can spend 150 billion in one year??? Aneh ya??? Padahal di IPDN itu baraknya jelek banget, masa katanya yang kapasitasnya buat 50 org dipake bwt 100 orang. Trus, klo nonton di tv, aku gak habis pikir segimana jeleknya peralatan makan mereka... (I mean, aku hidup di keluarga yang mamaku tuh sangat concern dengan peralatan makan, semuanya harus matching dan fancy. Mamaku mikirin meja yang matching sama kursi, tablemats yang harus matching sama lap tangannya, piring, sendok, garpu, dan gelasnya juga harus yang bagus. Piring dari kaca mah cukup buat pembantu lah, piring dari melamin is acceptable when we were young, sekarang no way!) Bener juga si orang DPR itu pas nanyain ke praja apakah mreka harus bayar lagi seragamnya. Leo kembali menjawab kalau mereka dikasih seragam di tahun pertama secara gratis, selanjutnya enggak. Man, for 4 freaking years they wear the same uniforms over and over??? Don’t the uniforms get worn out? Dan 150 milyar harusnya bisa men-suply seragam minimal satu untuk setiap tahun lah… trus si DPR itu nanya lagi, dengan uang 150 milyar, enak gak makanan di IPDN… dan praja2 IPDN yang dtg, termasuk Leo (dengan ragu2) menjawab enak. I was almost laughing REALLY hard!

Bapak yang dari tim evaluasi IPDN juga seru… at least ada 2 hal yang dia bilang dan bikin mataku terbuka. Dia bilang something about China is success becoz of their hardware, Singapore becoz of their software, Indonesia is going nowhere… Dude, sebagai seseorang dengan nasionalisme yang agak sedikit tinggi, aku merasa aku baru aja melakukan harakiri. Hal lain yang dia bilang, katanya Indonesia adalah bangsa penggagas tapi pas udah waktunya ngelaksanain gak pernah terlaksana. Whoa!!! I’ve experienced that…

Trus yang mengharukan datang dari bapaknya Wahyu Hidayat, kalau gak salah namanya Pak Syarif. Pak Syarif bilang sebelum Wahyu anaknya meninggal, dia sempet pulang ke rumah. Saat itu Wahyu bilang, “kalau bukan karena sayang sama bapak dan ibu, saya udah berhenti dari STPDN…” and the fact that he is dead now… Man, that was REALLY sad… aku mencoba menempatkan diriku di posisi Pak Syarif, I bet I’d regret my son going to STPDN so much…

BEM UI ama alumni sih kayak Cuma pelengkap doang disitu… alumni mati2an bilang kalau siksaan itu dilakukan oleh oknum. Oknum apa sih??? Wong di tv jelas2 praja junior ngantri di siang bolong buat dapat pukulan dan tendangan… Hidupnya gak guna banget sih, masa udah tua juga masih ada di stage denial??? Kalau soal BEM UI sih… aku ngerasa pas BEM UI ngomong, semua orang lain di ruangan itu (kecuali Najwa Shihab dan praja IPDN) berpikir tentang pentingnya mereka diundang datang kediskusi itu. Soalnya, pas ditanya tentang pendapat mereka apakah IPDN harus dibubarkan atau kembali ke asal, mereka menjawab dengan jawaban khas mahasiswa, penuh dengan idealisme bullshit. “Kembali ke asal. Bukan asal yang kemarin-sebelum Wahyu Hidayat meninggal-tapi kembali ke tujuan awal dibentuknya IPDN…” Man, not everyone’s living in the beautiful BEM UI’s world… sorry to say…

Peserta diskusi favorit aku adalah mantan praja STPDN yang resigned. Namanya kalau gak salah Arie. Arie ini konsisten dari awal, IPDN harus dibubarkan. Trus pas dia ditanyain soal penyiksaan yang dia terima, dia bisa cerita itu sambil senyum. Dia cerita kalau dia dipukulin dan ditendangin sampai muntah dan berak darah!!! Dan pas dia mengadu sama the so-called-doctor di STPDN, dia bilangin, “Itu biasa…” PARAH banget!!! Dia juga sampai pernah ngunjungin psikiater loh gara2 trauma… Pas orang2 lain heboh mengajukan format baru buat IPDN dalam diskusi itu, Mas Arie ini Cuma tersenyum, “Saya tetap berpendapat bahwa IPDN harus tetap dibubarkan. Perubahan format ini udah lagu lama, sejak Wahyu Hidayat meninggal…” Whoa!!! Gue suka gaya lo, Mas!!!

Intinya, kemarin malam aku tertidur pulas dengan tersenyum karena udah nonton acara yang keren banget…

Hari ini, aku bangun pagi. Pas sarapan, aku nyalain tv (seperti byasa). Pas banget lagi berita di Metro… dan aku kaget banget ternyata pengeboman di Ambon itu ternyata dua kali. DUA KALI!!! Oh my God! Kurang norak apalagi sih orang2 separatis itu??? Tadi kan aku udah nulis waktu ledakan bom yang pertama, ledakan bom yang kedua terjadi 7 jam setelahnya… NORAK!!! Aku bener2 turut berduka cita buat korban dan keluarganya… aku juga ngerti sih kalau ledakan bom-nya juga yang berjenis low explosive, tapi bom tetep aja bom!!!

Trus, sore ini pas aku mo pulang ke rumah, aku masuk mobil dan supirku lagi nonton tv. Daripada nonton sinetron, aku ganti lagi tv-nya jadi Metro TV. Dan sekali lagi aku nonton berita. Kali ini ada gambar Soeharto di tv, aku langsung jadi penasaran. Ternyata ada seorang wanita (aku lupa namanya) yang menulis biografi Soeharto dalam Bahasa Inggris dan dicetak di Singapore. Wow! I mean, kalau aku penulis yang handal, aku juga pengen banget lah nulis biografi-nya Pak Harto. Pengen tau, se-brengsek apa sih sebenernya dia, se-sakit apa sih dia sampai2 gak mau disidang dan gak pernah dipenjara… Si ibu penulis ini bilang kalau dia dulu pernah denger bahwa yang nulis biografinya Pak Harto sebaiknya petani atau orang militer atau orang Jawa. Penulis bukan petani dan bukan orang militer, tapi dia orang Jawa, jadi dia bisa ngerti falsafah hidupnya Pak Harto. Entah kenapa juga aku ngerasa setelah ibu penulis ini mulai ngomong, dia berubah jadi antek2nya Soeharto. Mungkin karena aku berprasangka buruk aja… tapi dia itu kayak gak mau mengungkapkan kejelekan Soeharto. Dia malah ngebelain penyakitnya pak Harto. Dia bilang, “mungkin karena beliau adalah orang militer, duduknya masih tegap sampai sekarang, jadi orang2 gak percaya kalau beliau se-sakit itu…” tapi, menurut si gue nih, kalau dulunya Pak Harto adalah seorang militer yang bener2 mengaplikasikan ilmu2 militer dalam kehidupannya, dia seharusnya dengan gagah berani mengakui kesalahannya dan menerima konsekuensinya dong, jangan Cuma bisa sembunyi dibalik kursi rodanya dan jajaran dokter bego yang mau aja disuap ama duit. Tapi penulis juga cukup keren dengan keberaniannya buat bilang kalau salah satu kesalahan terbesar Pak Harto adalah memanjakan anak2nya. Yippie! Finally someone’s brave enough to say it out loud!!!

Jadi penasaran apa aja yang ditulis ttg Pak Harto di buku itu… kalau ada yang punya, pinjem ya…contact me… soalnya kayaknya gak worth it aja kalau beli sendiri… hahaha! I’m not one of Pak Harto’s fans gituh…

Kesimpulannya:
1. senengnya nonton berita… I should do it MORE often… but count the infotainment out ya…
2. gila... nyawa orang udah semakin gak berharga aja zaman sekarang... mungkin karena negara udah gak punya duit buat ngurusin ledakan populasi ya???

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

more quote

"I'm spoiled."
"You've had a lucky start," he agreed.
"I am lucky," she heard herself say.
"Are you?"
"Yes. In all but the important ways."
He stopped and sat back. "What does that mean?"

A conversation between Bridget and Peter in Forever in Blue the Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood p.167.

that really suits my life...
I know am a spoiled brat and I'm really lucky in all but the important ways...
examples: I have branded clothes and cool accessories, a car to go around, house to live, money to fulfill my necessities... I have a REALLY cool family (not that it's not important...). It's just I totally need a whole different luck nowadays...
as I said about it more often than anything else, I'm failing my classes in ITB rite now... so the thing that I need more is the luck for my next exams... and so far, I didn't get that luck (coz I wasn't studying that hard juga sih...)
but I'm so freaking lazy and I don't have anything to motivate me too...
I just don't know what's gonna happen to my life...

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

another quote

"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not" Epicurus

I'm reading one of the series of The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants books... and there are a lot of things that I can quoted...
and I also google-d the name "Epicurus" and he was one of the ancient Greek philospher.

Monday, April 23, 2007

malam ini...

....Senin malam ini, aku baru aja pergi berdua dengan seseorang…

Seseorang yang sangat berarti… Aku tau sih dia udah punya pacar, dia juga gak mungkin ninggalin pacarnya. Tapi pas kita berdua tau kalau kita lagi butuh satu hal yang sama, kita putusin buat akhirnya pergi berdua.

Malam ini dimulai saat kita sampai di suatu mall di Bandung. An open-air mall... and it was pretty empty, I should say… Kita ketemu beberapa teman kita. Pas kita berdua bilang apa tujuan kita sebenernya, salah satu temen kita meragukan keputusan kita. “Don’t put ur expectation up to high…” that was all she said. We were like, “Mmm… okay…” We basically hesitated…

But oh well, we went all the way, anyway… Kita masuk ke gedung itu dan akhirnya membeli apa yang kita butuhkan. Kemudian, kita memutuskan untuk makan malam dulu. Setelah makan malam yang kita selesaikan dengan cepat karena waktu kita terbatas, kita setengah berlari masuk ke dalam ruangan. Kita udah terlambat.

Kita berdua duduk, sebelah-sebelahan. Emang gak pegangan tangan, tapi koneksi kita kuat. Bahu kita beradu, begitu juga tangan kananku dan tangan kirimu. Mata kita tertuju pada satu arah. Kita terpesona. Yang kita lihat menuju ke kesempurnaan.

Cerita ini gak basi. Cerita ini bener-bener baru. Beda dari biasanya. Bukan cinta-cintaan, bukan juga horor-horor yang nggak menyeramkan. Ini sebuah batu loncatan.
Kita membicarakannya sepanjang waktu kita bersama. Kita membicarakan penyebab. Kita membicarakan akibat. Kita membicarakan setiap karakter dengan lebih mendetil. Kita berdua masuk kedalamnya. Kita berdua bahkan ketakutan bersama. Kita berdua setuju kalau setting malam itu sempurna.

Mataharinya, rumahnya, kepercayaannya, telepon umumnya, lampu-lampunya, restorannya, bus-nya, kereta api-nya, pakaiannya, rambutnya, bahkan Presiden Pertama-nya. Semuanya adalah angin segar.

Memang ada efek-efek tertentu yang membuat kita berdua kecewa. Kita berdua juga memahami satu hal yang sama, bahwa apa yang terjadi di depan mata kita adalah contoh dari apa yang telah terjadi sebelumnya. There’s a Final in every Fantasy. Darah juga terlihat seperti air merah.

Tapi kita berdua tetap puas. Kita berdua telah menjadi saksi. Saksi akan suatu perkembangan…

Sesekali kepalamu bersender di bahuku. Sesekali kita tertawa bersama. Sesekali kita mendiskusikannya. Kita cuma berdua. Di malam Senin ini, dimana ada tempat-tempat yang memberikan keringanan untuk suatu hal, dan kita memutuskan untuk mengambil kesempatan itu. Hasilnya? Kita berdua puas.

Makasih ya Dede udah nemenin aku nonton film Kala di Ciwalk XXI...

a quote...

I just wanna quote on something:

“She didn’t want to say the feared word out loud to her friends, because that would make it feel true.” Tibby on Forever in Blue, the Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants p.90

That sentence actually fits my life right about now…

Sunday, April 22, 2007

my wonderful Saturday night...

I just had a wonderful Saturday night…

Lemme tell u the story from the very beginning…
I woke up around 9.30 am, fixed some breakfast, watched The Oprah Show on Metro TV, read a little bit of “Forever Blue-The Fourth Summer of Sisterhood” by Ann Brashares, watched MTV Indonesia, read the same book again, took a shower, read again, and finally decided to leave home at 1.30 pm.
I left home for 8EH, did some cleaning there and left 8EH at around 5 to picked Diah up. We planned on going to watch “Mr. Bean’s Holiday” in BSM XXI.

I know it’s been really late to talk about “Mr. Bean’s Holiday”, but I can’t handle it. It was REALLY FUNNY.
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Many ppl told me the movie is not that funny. One of my friends told me he wasn’t really laugh when he watched it (but when I asked him who did he go to the movie with, he said his gf, and I said, “that’s probably why u didn’t really laugh, bcoz u were busy making ur own movie with ur gf”. And he blushed). My friends in 8EH told me not to watch it, coz they said it wasn’t even worth to watch it. They told me the Mr. Bean tv series is a lot better than the movie…

I actually hesitated to watch the movie. But then this is the last Mr. Bean’s movie. Rowan Atkinson said that there’s no more Mr. Bean after this. As a Mr Bean’s fan, I had to watch it! (also becoz I don’t have any DVD player that will accept any piracy and I can’t afford to buy the original dvd when it is finally released) So I watched it!
And I think it was worthed! My 20000 rupiah didn’t go for a waste, becoz I was laughing so hard throughout the movie… and I was really happy when the movie ended. I’m like the number on fan of Mr. Bean!

There are only two weird things that I found in that movie. First: I didn’t know whose fault it was, but there is a scene in the trailer which is not played in the actual movie and that was one of my favorite scene in the trailer coz it’s a scene when Mr. Bean spill his coffee over someone’s laptop and from the first time I watched that scene, I kept imagining that scene really happens to my laptop. Second: the very last part of the movie where every character got together and sang a really weird song. I think that very part was really confusing and really unnecessary…
But I was happy, over all…

Right after I watched “Mr. Bean’s Holiday”, I received a phone call. Of all ppl in the world, Ade Ferdian actually gave me a call. And the more surprising thing is what he was calling me for: to offered me 2 tickets to go to Maliq & d’essentials performance.

And I was like, “Is Ade alrite? What happened to him? Is he really being nice to me???” Of course I didn’t say it out loud… I just say those sentences to myself and to Diah. (De, aku beneran ngira klo km ngasi aku tiket karena km ngrasa km banyak salah ama aku… y’know, the fact that u kept calling me Dhea and all… taunya enggak… yah, gak mungkin juga sih… Ade gituh…)

So this is what I said to Ade, “OF COURSE I WANT TO GO!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH, ADE…!!!”
And he was like, “okay… okay… that’s enough… I’m gonna hang up rite now if u don’t stop screaming”

So, rite away, I went to Fame Station-where the performance was gonna be-with Diah. And I met up with Ade’s friend who was holding my tickets. And I got in.
Of course, Maliq didn’t perform rite away. There was one guy who performed before Maliq, his name’s Ryan. When I first watched Tompi, he was the opening act too. His voice actually was actually good, but he doesn’t have the “X” factor. Y’know, the factor that u ought to posses if u wanna win those Idol shows… he doesn’t have that personality thingie. So, that was enough to made me gossip about him all night, while he was singing.

And finally, Ryan’s time was up. He stepped off from the stage and the DJ stepped in for A LONG FREAKING TIME. I think I said, “oh come on, let’s call upon Maliq and get it on NOW!” for every 5 minutes. Coz I wasn’t there for waiting all morning long (it already past midnight). After saying, “how come it took Maliq’s crew so long to prepare everything in the stage???” for like a hundred times, Maliq finally came up to the stage around 1 am…

And I’m telling you: they were really powerful, full of spirit, full of sweat, full of happiness, and full of screaming… as usual…
I mean, I watched them perform for like a few times… and as usual, last night they were great!

Need I say more?

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Dana. I took this pic esp. for my sis...

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this is when they were doing some choreography of their own...

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a proof that they were working really hard on the stage...

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another pic that I specially took for my sis... Widi... he looked good last nite...

Only two things that I don’t really like from their last night performance, first: the sound. I think the drums sound was overlapping the vocal sounds, so I can’t really hear the lyrics clearly. But if my sister was there to watch the performance, I think she’d like it… second: the fact that Satrio was using sunglasses for the whole performance! What was it with the sunglasses? I wonder!
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Coz he looked a whole lot better without the sunglasses on!!!

Also, I got 2 things from them: a stick drum signed by Widi, the drummer and a guitar pick signed by Satrio, the guitarist.
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And I’m gonna give them both to my sister, coz I honestly feel guilty of her not being able to watch Maliq last nite becoz of her stupid UAN.

Maliq’s performance felt like a never ending one… I didn’t feel that the show was only for about 1 hour… really fun to watch them on the stage. But then the show had to be over at 2 am….

I drove Diah home, got home around 2.30 am, and slept.

So, I had a wonderful Saturday night!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

trend

What’s so in trend lately?

If someone ask me, I’m gonna answer with “violence in campuses”.
Maybe I am exaggerating something, but it is my opinion and I am entitled to my opinion(s), am I not?

It all started about a couple of weeks ago when another one of students from IPDN found dead. Well, he wasn’t exactly found dead becoz he was suspected to be killed.

Probably I should start from the very beginning.
What is IPDN? IPDN is actually some kind of institute which is specialized to create ppl to work for the government and supposedly being a future leader of this country. Appearantly, ppl at IPDN think that to be the country’s future leader there has to be violence involved. This violence seems to be pretty bad since many students were dying there. The latest student who died is a student from Manado named Cliff Muntu. His death seems to bring up a lot of crazy things that have been going around in that institute.

what kind of violence that has been practiced in that campus? Probably this pic will explain one of them:
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Well, I’ve never seen any of the violence with my own eyes, but I’m one of those ppl who really believe in TV news (please exclude those infotainment…). So I watched TV (just as many other ppl have watched it too) and was amused by students in IPDN are actually receiving kicks, hits, punches, and I don’t know what else, from their seniors… They said those kicks are to make the students more discipline. They said those hits are to create strong and tough students. And this is the worst part: there was someone who said that students who couldn’t handle all those punches are the weak ones…

Like, oh my freaking God! What is it wrong with them???

First of all, I don’t even understand why a high school graduan would wanna get in that institute… I mean, u don’t have to enter IPDN if u wanna be a future leader of this country. You also don’t have to enter IPDN if u ONLY wanna work for the government. You can enter any university in the country and if u’re smart enough u’d get accepted to work in the govn’t. That is how simple life can be for those ppl who are willing to work for the govn’t. Esp. if this institute won’t create alumni to be presidents or even ministries.

Second of all, why would the students need those kicks, hits, and punches anyway? I agree that they have to be strong and tough so they can struggle as the country leaders. But why would they line up, make a que, to receive those kicks, hits, and punches? It almost like they were lining up in the cafeteria or sumthin, receving their lunches. I also agree that the students have to be discipline and all, but can’t the seniors figure some other punishment to the students who made mistakes??? Coz all those hits, kicks, and punches are REALLY UNNESCESSARY! Esp. when all those hits, kicks, and punches can KILL someone…

I just really DON’T GET IT…

But why would I say that violence in campuses is in trend now? Despite all the fact that in every news, there has to be at least one news about IPDN. From the students who actually rent another rooms outside their campus alongside to their dorm, which means they have 2 places to stay: dorms and their rented rooms, to the fact that a cell-as in jail-is found right in the campus and they all said that it is used as a storage room. Well, do they seriously think that all Indonesians are stupid??? Who are they actually fooling, I wonder??? I say violence is in trend rite now coz it happened in US on Monday too.

Well, it was a totally different case, but it was still violence… I’m talking about a mass murder in Blacksburg, Virginia. Where a college student from Korea actually went to Virginia Tech and last Monday he just killed 32 ppl and himself. Last night I was online and checking the MSN.com. There is one really interesting fact. The killer, his name is Cho, sent many files of his murder planning and some of his pics to NBC. And the craziest thing was he actually sent the package in between the two murders that he did (the first one was in his dorm and the second one happened to be in his classroom). I continued browsing the internet and got a chance on looking at some of the killer’s pics, here’s one of them:
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I also watched some of the news videos including the video of Cho while he was saying something like, “I didn’t wanna do this…” So I guess he was another one of those psycho killers…

This mass murder happened to be the most spectacular that ever happened in the US. The worst part is there was an Indonesian student who is killed in this tragedy. This student was getting his doctoral degree and he only needed a few months before he finally earns that degree… how sad… and of course this thing is all over the news…

So now u see why I said in the beginning of my post that violence in campuses is on trend now… which I think the violence is really unnecessary in the area of university where intellectual ppl gather around. It’s a good thing that in my campus there’s no such thing anymore… or so the seniors said… lol.

p.s. concerning about that Virginia Tech tragedy, I think my mom was one of the ppl who are really thankful. Not becoz of the tragedy, but becoz of my decision to go to Indonesian university and stay in Bandung… *smile* except, there is a possibility of a psycho goes my campus and I could get shot by a psycho anytime. It doesn’t necessary happen in US only…

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Happy Birthday, Daddy!!!

Today's my dad's bday!!!

for those of u who still wonder what my dad looks like... here's his pic:
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I think it's funny that I found one of his pic in a science center...

he's 52 years old now... damn old!
which means in about 3 years he's supposed to be retired... unless his company and the commisarists ask him to stay a little longer...
my mom started saying to me something like, "dad's gonna retired in about 3 years... do u think u can manage to graduate by that time?"
well... considering the fact that I barely pass my first year in ITB... I don't wanna dream about graduation just yet...

anyway, back to my dad's bday....

HAPPY BDAY, DAD!!!
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I wish I was there with u... and wishing u a happy bday in person...
Hope u like ur present... hehehehe!!!
my mom and I managed to sneak out and bought shoes for him as his bday present... we did it in Singapore... and we were so good on doing it coz he realy didn't know bout it...
and hope u stay healthy... therefore, I hope u start eating some lunch regularly...
hope u do exercise regularly too... more golf, perhaps?
hope u can reduce ur time being home really late... and not getting enough sleep...
hope u will never dye ur hair black again... coz it'd look really funny on u... I kinda get the feeling that having black hair won't fit u anymore...
hope u won't get any high-blood pressure... therefore I hope u stop eating something fatty...
I hope u get everything u need and not everything that u want, dad...
I'm praying for u, dad!

and thanks for the call, dad...
you're the BEST!!!

fyi, my dad and I have a real strong bonding, in my opinion... there were times when I really missed my family, he suddenly called me out of the blue... asking how I was doing and explaining what he was doing at the moment...
and just as I'm writing this, he called... he asked whether I'm stuck in the traffic or not... coz he heard from the radio that the traffic in bandung is really bad this afternoon, jam's everywhere... mostly becoz of the rain... and he called me, to know how I'm doing... and he is the one who's actually celebrating his bday, but he's the one who called me...
that was really nice of u, dad...
u're the BEST DAD in the entire world!!!

I love you...

and once again,
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a lil' me...

it's kinda funny coz lately I feel that I'm being so narcisstic...
like this:
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I came home, took my camera out, and took pictureS of myself...

because.....
after a chem lab today, my friends and I decided to go to a beauty salon... Anie and Dede got their hair cut, Icha got only her bangs cut, and Ratih and I decided to go for a hair creambath...
after I had a lovely creambath and a right portion of shoulder massage (coz I hate getting a massage, actually. I think it tickles me)... I decided to had my bangs cut too...
and I now look like this:
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but, the most narcisstic thingS I have rite now are these two
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one is a necklace which I've been wearing for the last 2 days... and the other one is a sticker which is now stick nicely at the back of my own car....
Both say "alienkeren", which means "cool Alien" or "alien is cool"
I might get a pic of my car with the sticker on it... I'll see... LOL

hahahahaha...
I just love being myself!!!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

what I just read...

Okay... I'm gonna be a spoiler here coz I just feel that I really need to write something about The 8th Book of Princess's Diaries. The tittle is "After Eight" for the UK version
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and "Princess on the Brink" for US version...
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and I just HAVE to write my comments about it!!!

I started the book a little too slow. I think it was becoz I continued reading the 8th book right away after I finished reading the 7th book: Princess Party. and when I started it, I think it was too much of the whole Princess's Diaries, so I was reading it too slow...
but then I kept on reading until the book was really exciting...
I mean the 7th book was really exciting too... and it's all becoz of J.P. A new boy, The Guy Who Hates It When They Put Corn In The Chilli, who has a lot of things in common with Mia...(such as writing diaries and poetries)
I was really sure that Mia would somehow fall in love with J.P... and I thought it would really happen when Mia actually gave J.P. a kiss... but nothing happened in the 7th book... Mia was too absorb with Michael... and the book ended happily...

in this 8th book,the story was still similar to the other Princess's Diaries books. but there are a lot of something new... like, how Mia thought that she was ready to Do It (mean to have sex) with Michael... and Michael was willing to proof that he's not just "THAT BOY" to Mia's dad and grandmere by moving to Japan... and Lilly and J.P. were actually bf and gf but they broke up at the end of the book, coz J.P. never actually loved Lilly... and I'm really sure that J.P. is actually in love with Mia!!! and the most surprising thing that happened in the book was Mia broke up with Michael!!!
I mean, sometimes when I read their love stories, about how they always making out and everything, I think about what will happen if they broke up... and in this book, that is really happening!!!
God! I still remember how sweet it was when Michael wrote a song about Mia and how Mia wrote secret poems for Michael... and I still can't believe that they broke up now...
and Mia actually gave J.P. a kiss... and Lilly was so mad about it... (it was only a kiss! it was only a kiss! eventhough I believe that J.P.'s got 'something' for Mia)
and how, on the last page of the book, Mia actually went out with J.P.
and about how his dad who confessed that he let go his loved one without a fight once... and that's Mia's mom... which was why he kept dating one supermodel after another... coz he basically couldn't replace Mia's mom with another woman... and that is the sweetest thing...

Oh my God!!! the book was really exciting!!!

but then there are times when I just wanted to put the book down... coz I wasn't patient enough to read Mia's worries...
Becoz Mia sometimes worries about something really unnecessary... for example she was worried about her having flat chest as in small boobs... or she was worried about not being a party girl(in the 7th book)... or she was worried about Michael was not a virgin anymore (in the 8th book)
well, about Michael not being a virgin... It was kinda funny reading about it... it felt funny that Mia was actually really concern of Michael's virginity... maybe if the story was about an Indonesian princess who cares a lot about virginity, the story is gonna be normal... but this is a Genovian princess who lives in NYC and she was talking about not loosing her precious gift and infact got furious to know that her bf lost his virginity a long time ago... while he thought that it wasn't a big deal and she thought of it very highly... and that is really something... hahaha...

I, myself, am planning on keeping my virginity until the first night after my wedding... with someone who I'm gonna love so much for eternity... but the Michael-lost-his-virginity thingy made me think for a quick second... what if my future husband is NOT a virgin in our first night after our wedding? am I gonna blurted out like Mia did? or is it gonna be a simply no big deal thingy, as long as he's clean from any kind of STD???
well, it's still gonna be a pretty long time before I get married... why would I worry about it now?

Back to the book...
I also don't care about the fact that I'm still reading a book which actually for 'young adults'... I only care that the book's got a really interesting story... and the fact that I actually read the series, so I just have to read the next book, no matter how old I'm gonna be!

When is Meg Cabot gonna released the 9th book??????????

what's gonna happen with Mia??? and Michael??? and J.P???? and Lilly???? and Mia's dad??????

absent

Udah lama banget gak nulis diblog… It’s been a pretty long time… mo crita sdikit dulu…

Last week was the official sick week in my family…

It all started by me... It was last Wednesday when I started to feel sick. I had fever and I didn’t feel like eating anything at freaking all… I made my way to that stupid chem lab but managed not actually doing anything… and thank God for my lovely friends, they understood that I didn’t feel any good at that time so they were okay that I wasn’t doing anything. they even told me to sit down coz I looked so sick… and at lunch they were all like, “come on alien, you’ve gotta eat something…!” and one of my friends even tried, “alien, don’t u think what I eat looks really delicious? It actually taste really delicious too!” they were all being extremely nice to me…

As I continued sick during the supposed-to-be-fabulous long weekend, my sister got sick too on Friday. She got her temperature checked and it reached the number of 40 degree celcious, which was REALLY hot. She got her blood tested too and the result didn’t look very good. It showed some indication of dengue fever, which was not a very good news at all…

Plus, my dad claimed that he didn’t feel any good too. He, to my surprised, decided not to go out. He, in fact, spent his day sleeping, which was something that happened REALLY rare becoz he was the kinda person who can’t stay still and not doing anything and being sick is not one of his usual things. But he was just one of those typical guys who didn’t wanna accept the fact that he was actually sick. He didn’t wanna accept that he was at his weak point at the moment, so he refused to see the doctor…

At the end of our supposed-to-be-great long weekend, on Sunday night to be exact, the doctor officially said that both my sister and dad caught dengue fever. They both were to be stayed in the hospital. I, myself, finally threw up from Sunday morning thru the afternoon. I could barely stand up; I was really weak. I could barely keep my eyes open too; all I wanted to do was sleeping. Thank God I didn’t catch the dengue fever for the second time (I’ve had dengue fever on the year of 2000 and that was more than enough… I don’t wanna catch that illness again!!!).

So, on Monday, while my dad and sister were staying in the hospital, I decided to give it up and see the doctor too. The doctor said I ‘only’ had some throat infection and it gave me fever, other than that I was ‘okay’… but she gave me a 3 days permission letter for not attending my classes and I was more than ready to use it… besides, I could barely eat anything coz my mouth was really bitter from all of the medication, therefore I was REALLY weak.

There you go, 3 members of my family were sick, which left only my mom to take care the 3 of us… and all 3 of us were just like babies when we were sick… my poor mom… to my surprise, she was actually considering on letting me skip the rest of my classes on that week and not letting me went back to Bandung becoz she was worried that I would need anything and she wasn’t gonna be there for me… fyi, my mom would never let me skip school unless there’s “something”. I was really tempted to say yes to her offer of not attending my classes, but I finally decided to go back to Bandung and drag my ass to my classes…

And for more than a thousand times in my whole life, I’m telling you, “I hate being sick!!!”
I really do! I really mean it! I REALLY HATE BEING SICK!!! It seems like I forget how it feels to be healthy whenever I’m sick… I can’t even imagine what it feels like to be healthy...

I also understood how huge my dad’s influence in his work when he was sick. His boss even said that the company won’t work properly without him and I actually believed what his boss said becoz my dad kept getting phone calls from his boss while he was lying on his bed weakly… my mom actually took my dad’s cell away from him, put in on silent and hide it bcoz my dad refused to turn it off while he was supposed to get 100% bed rest… plus I’m now still wondering on how we’re gonna eat up all the fruit parcel that we received. We gave out 2 of the parcel for the nurses, 1 for my sick cousin, 1 for my maid’s family, 1 for my aunt who are actually healthy but we just didn’t have a clue what to do with all those fruit parcel… and guess what? We still have LOTS!!! This past weekend, there were still a box of grapes, few of those fruit parcel which were not opened yet, a bag of guava, a plate full of dragon fruit, and many more… my dad also got five or more bouquets of flowers which we decided to left some in the hospital coz my parents’ home in Jakarta is really small and we had no idea where we should put the flower if we took it home.

Thanks for all those people and other companies that sent all those fruit parcels, flowers, and get-well-soon cards… thanks for all the sympathy…

And thanks for my friends who are really caring… some of my friends who sent sms and calls to cheer me and my family up: Anie, Icha, Anna, Gisha, Vini… and my other friends who cheered me up in different ways: Ratih, Achint, Dede, vanny, Anne, Bedu, Irwin, my classmates, and ppl at 8EH, and other friends whom I’m not able to mention one by one… u guys are the best!!! Never really got that much cheering before… (well, except when I was hospitalized-of course!) THANK YOU!!!

Alhamdulillah, now I’m pretty much back to normal… being healthy again… and so does my sister and dad…
hopefully gak akan ada sakit2an lagi...
I really do hate being sick!!!


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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

sumthin' new...

Ada satu kejadian menarik banget yang aku alami hari ini… and I’m actually really thankful becoz of that…

Ceritanya tuh setelah kuliah computer pemrograman yang sangat membosankan dan hanya memakan waktu sekitar setengah jam itu, aku ke studio 8EH. Niatnya mau ngerjain makalah kontek… Akhirnya, niat tinggal niat saat Isal minta bantuan buat nyiapin pertanyaan untuk acaranya yang bernama “Afternoon Talk Show”. Well, aku bantuin dia lah… ngasih ide-ide dikit buat pertanyaan2 yang layak untuk ditanyain nanti… and he looked so stress at that time, I asked and he answered that the announcer who he assigned to actually do the show didn’t answer his call. Dia bingung banget tuh, gara2 Vini tiba2 menghilang dan sementara narasumbernya udah conform mau dateng…
And well, I was there, sitting infront of him and all I did was being nice.
Aku bilang, “nyantai aja kali, Sal, ka nada Ayesh, aada aku juga nanti kalau Vini-nya gak ada…”
Isal langsung memerkan senyum lebarnya. “Oh iya… yawda, gw bilang aja ke mreka nanti pas mreka dateng, langsung nyari alien aja ya…”
And I was like, “what?” I didn’t expect that he would love to hand this job over to me… but on the other hand, I was kinda excited when he told me the two ppl who are gonna come.
“Yang mo dateng Izul, presiden KM yang baru, dan ketua panpel pemilu” that was he told me…
Being in the class of 2006, I don’t have the to vote for the new president… katanya anak2 TPB yang gak layak, soalnya mereka masih anak2 dan masih belum tau apa2… So, pas masa kampanye, aku sama skali gak pernah merhatiin apa visi-misi capres KM itu… I didn’t care at all… I talked about it here and there, but I didn’t really understand anything… and when I found out that I actually had a chance to know Mr. President, I was really excited…

So, he finally arrived in 8EH...
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Zulkaida Akbar, biasa dipanggil Izul. Fisika, 2003. asalnya dari Purwokerto. That’s what I gathered.

We actually started a conversation casually… I, personally, didn’t find it awkward… We exchange infromations… He asked me where I’m from, which high school I went to, where I live here-in Bandung, etc…

and we started a more serious conversation…

Aku nanya dia gimana rasanya setelah menangin pemilu ini… dan nanya juga ke dia tentang tujuannya pengen jadi presiden KM, ngapain dia pengen jadi presiden KM… nambah kerjaan doang, dll…
Pas dya ngejawab(“Saya pengen blajar. Sama aja kayak berenang, walaupun kita udah jago banget teorinya tanpa nyebur ke kolam renang, kita bisa jadi gak bisa apa-apa. Tapi ada orang yang gak tau teorinya sama sekali, pas dicuruh nyemplung ke kolam renang malah lebih jago…”-which was true, what he said) ada satu saat dimana aku mikir… “pantesan dia menang pemilu… bacot-nya jagoan gila!” hehehe… (well, Zul, if u’re reading this, all I wanna say to u is, I’m just being honest… LOL)

And then we started the show… I asked him about stuff… and he explained stuff…

Dia bilang kalau dia seneng udah berhasil menangin pemilu ini. Dia cerita kalau perayaan kemenangannya cukup dibikin satu malam aja. Terus, waktu hari senin dia juga bikin acara kopi sore, dimana ada kopi, orang2 pendukung dia datang, terus mereka diskusi dan baca puisi… Dia cerita kalau dia pengen gerak cepat pas kerja selama jadi presiden KM ini… dia berulang kali bilang kalau waktu satu tahun itu singkat banget, makanya dia buru-buru nyiapin cabinet dan proker, dan segala macam tetek-bengek yang lain.
Dia cerita tentang proker-nya… terus dia berusaha merahasiakan rencana kabinetnya kayak gimana, tapi terus dibocorin sedikit ama dia… dia cerita tentang visi dan misinya, salah satunya adalah cinta Indonesia (ehm, sounds familiar to me… I mean, aku juga CINTA Indonesia loh)… Dia bilang dia gak ngebedain mahasiswa anggota himpunan dan mahasiswa yang non-himp, malah katanya ada menterinya yang, in fact, non-himp. Dia bilang kalau dia suka sama iklan yang sekarang sedang banyak beredar di berbagai papan pengumuman, yang isinya nyindir tentang nggak kerasanya kinerja KM yang sebelumnya. Dia cerita kalau sekarang ini dia banyak keliling-keliling kampus, just to say hello to everyone, karena setelah dia belajar dari pengalaman, presiden KM yang dulu kurang merakyat. Dia cerita soal kampanye-nya…. Dan dia juga cerita gimana kehidupan pribadinya yang kena resiko dipengaruhi sama kegiatannya sejak nyalonin diri jadi presiden KM sampai setahun kedepan. Too bad he wouldn’t spill whether he’s single or not…LOL

I actually had fun doing my job as an announcer for this show… it was all good… I also asked him about the class of 2006… he answered it pretty democratically (“kita harus bikin parameter dulu, batasan dimana anak2 2006 bisa dibilang udah tau ttg kegiatan kemahasiswaan…” and “waktu itu saya pernah ngasih tutorial ke empat orang, Cuma satu orang yang punya kegiatan lain selain kuliah, sisanya kegiatannya Cuma kuliah saja…”)

There’s one part of the conversation that I think really funny… well, I asked Izul and Abbas (ketua panitia pelaksana pemilu) if they wanna request any song… and they requested “POD – Youth of the Nation”.
And I was like, whoa… so I told them, “kirain kalian berdua adalah tipe orang yang ‘islami-islami’ gitu…”
Mereka berdua ngejawab, “kita memang Islam…”
“Well, aku juga punya banyak temen yang ‘islami-islami’ kayak kalian gitu, mereka gak akan tau POD lah…”
“Oh ya, anak 3 sih…” (kesannya anak SMA 3 Bandung penuh dengan anak2 yang islami-islami gitu) Izul ngomong.
“Itu kan tergantung orangnya…” Abbas membela.
“Yah… Mereka gak peduli sama lagu apa yang lagi nge-trend sekarang…” (Pas aku selesai bilang, “dengerin dulu satu lagu terbaru dari Gwen Stefani yang berjudul ‘Sweet Escape’!” dan mereka ngejawab “ini lagu baru?”)
“Terus emang tau kita berdua islami darimana?” Izul nanya.
“Mmmm…” I was looking at Izul from head to toe. “dari penampilannya…” (which is kinda true, coz somehow I can just sense one person is a Moslem from the way he/she wear his/her clothes).
Izul menimpali dengan, “Kenapa penampilannya? Rapi ya?”
Not willing to give him any straight compliment, I said, “dari gak mau sentuhan pas salaman…”
And they both went, “Oooo…” and quiet.
Hey, I never know that he was willing to share those stuff with a new comer in his life, like me… I thought he would be all like, “lo kan masih angkatan 2006… masih kecil… gak sudi gue ngomong sama lo! Tau apa sih lo?” ternyata dya enggak…

Well, I’m glad that he’s on the right track of pursuing his dream… wish u the best of luck, Zul… hope u can proof what u promised in ur campaign…

p.s. I wonder what it would be like to share another stuff with him… like share something about life, or even a casual object like movies and books… Pas masa kampanye dulu, banyak tulisan2 ttg Izul yang kira2 berbunyi, “Zul, inget gak dulu waktu kita sering ngobrol2 ttg……………” Now I understand…

p.p.s. dialog yang aku tulis diatas kata2nya gak tepat kayak gitu yah… tapi intinya sama kok…

mumbling...

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From today on, I’m officially quit watching “Intan”… One of those Indonesian soap operas or in Bahasa we usually call it ‘sinetron’.

I mean, the story’s getting more and more complicated and I don’t have any single clue when Intan’s gonna be over…

Lemme tell u the story from the first start…

I love watching TV… I can stand being a couch potato for a long time… etc…
After I came back from Canada, it’s not one of my habits anymore to watch tv… esp. sinetron, I don’t even try to watch one of them… I think there’s nothing I can learn from watching one of those sinetrons.

It was all started a couple months ago. On January, I had one whole month off, due to semester break. I didn’t spend my time with my family a whole lot, which means, I didn’t go to Jakarta. I was busy with my part time job and my ‘job’ in 8EH. Becoz I was having a holiday, I usually do stuff in the morning ‘till afternoon. I was usually home by night…

Since I’m living alone in Bandung and I didn’t have any homework to do due to my holiday; I came home empty handed. After I was bored with internet and found out that my-very-expensive dvd player rejected all kind of piracy, I turned on TV. And since I don’t have cable, I can only watch regular tv… and guess what? There’s almost nothing on tv other than those sinetrons...

So, I finally tried to watch one of those sinetrons… I decided to watch “Intan”. At first, I don’t undertand any part of the story. After watching a few shows, I finally gathered some info bout the story. I also started to admire the cool Dude Herlino who plays the role of Rado… that January, I was officially a regular audience of “Intan”.

From that time, I tried to watch “Intan” everytime I had a chance… It’s not like I’m watching the show with all my heart… I usually laugh at all time I’m watching on the show becoz some of the scenes are just really funny… most of the actors and actresses can’t actually act! And the dialogues are just really stupid. Who actually wrote the script, anyway? And what usually makes me laugh out loud is Meriam Belina’s acting, whenever she gets angry or sad (either way works for me), or whenever Dude Herlino cries out loud. And when I say out loud, I do mean OUT LOUD! That makes me wanna laugh out loud too… coz that definitely doesn’t fit him, the crying out loud scene, I mean….

Lately, I can’t stand the show anymore… the production house is just making the story up! First, Intan and Rado couldn’t get married coz their parents wouldn’t let them. When finally the parents let them married, Intan got a prob with her kidney. At that time, I thought the show’s gonna be over with the ending of Intan’s death. Guess what? Intan’s came back healthy becoz of the kidney transplant. And then finally Rado and Intan broke up and Intan had to get married with other guy. At that time, I thought the show’s gonna be over when Intan got married. Unfortunately I was wrong, she actually ran out on her wedding day. After that, I thought the show is REALLY gonna be over, coz Intan had ran out from everyone and could go back together with Rado and they would get married and live happily ever after... Well, well, well, I guess the production house has another plan… Coz I was in my car tonite, turned on the tv and found Rado with his eyes covered. The story goes on and on with Rado got an accident and he could possibly be blind.

I thought to myself, will the production house ever give up??? They should’ve just killed Intan becoz of her kidney!!! Or they could make the two of them a happy couple… I just don’t get it!

I know that probably the public still like the story and they’re making a WHOLE LOT of MONEY from this show alone… but I wonder about the person who had the idea of “Intan” for the first time. Where is she/he now? Why isn’t he/she being all idealists with all this? His/her idea is actually being destroyed with that stupid production house!!! And where’s the scriptwriter? isn’t he/she sick of writing this never-ending story???

Gosh! I just don’t get it!!!

I realize how bad the sinetron was everytime there are scenes which involve phones, cells, making calls, and sms. I think those scenes where ppl just talk over the phone are not creative at all!!! let alone writing and reading sms!!! Oh yeah, and one more thing that I hate from sinetron, the so-called actors and actresses loves talking to themselves! Often times, they talk as if it’s their hearts are talking… and all they have to do is playing their face expression… and that looks REALLY stupid, in my opinion!

Man… I really don’t get it!

I’m gonna say it again one more time: I’m officially quit watching “Intan”!!!

p.s. probably I’m just gonna tell my dad that I’m now ready to accept his offer about that tv cable… for the sake of the shows that I’m watching!