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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Mengejar Mas-Mas

Kmarin, aku nonton film yang judulnya Mengejar Mas-Mas. Salah satu film Indonesia terbaru, that if u count out all those (supposedly) Indonesian horror movies. Nontonnya bareng ama Achint, dd, dan Ratih.
oh ya, spoiler alert!

I didn’t put my expectation up high. I expected a so-so movie and I got what I expected.

Sebenernya, aku pengen nonton film ini gara2 nonton behind the scene-nya di RCTI beberapa waktu yang lalu sebelum film ini dirilis. Pas ngeliat behind the scene-nya, kayaknya film ini lucu juga. Ceritanya gak terlalu biasa dan settingnya yang di Jogja bikin aku pengen liat aslinya gimana. Ditambah lagi ada Dina Olivia yang meranin pelacur. Aku jadi tambah penasaran. Soal Rudy Soedjarwo dan Dwi Sasono sih aku gak gitu peduli.

Pas nonton behind the scene-nya, yang bikin aku jatuh cinta adalah adegan dimana Shanaz (Poppy Sovia) kenalan sama Suparno. Ceritanya Shanaz anak Jakarta yang lagi kabur dari rumah ke Jogja. Dialognya kayak gini:
Suparno: “Saya Parno…”(dengan logat Jawa dan gerak-gerik orang Jawa yang sopan dan takut salah)
Shanaz: “Parno kenapa lo?” (dengan gaya anak muda Jakarta yang jutek dan gak pedulian)

Pas nonton adegan itu pertama kali, aku ketawa ngakak. Pas nonton filmnya, aku nunggu2in banget adegan ini. Dan aku ketawa ngakak lagi…

Overall, dari skala 1 sampai 5, aku kasih 2.5 bintang deh buat film ini.

Inti ceritanya sih sebenernya biasa. Shanaz, cewek Jakarta yang ayahnya meninggal dan ibunya mau kawin lagi. Shanaz kabur dari rumah, ngejar cowoknya yang lagi naik gunung di daerah sekitar Jogja. Pas di Jogja, dia ketemu ama seorang pelacur bernama Ningsih dan seorang tukang ngamen namanya Suparno.
Ningsih ternyata punya dua kehidupan. Dia tinggal di kampung baik-baik dan ngaku kerja sebagai dosen. Malem-malemnya dia nyari duit jadi pelacur yang sekali nge-seks cuma dihargain 50ribu. Suparno adalah seorang pengamen yang udah ngecengin Ningsih dari lama banget. Selama Shanaz di Jogja dan Ningsih kerja, Suparno jadi temen Shanaz kemana-mana. Akhirnya Shanaz dan Parno jadi suka-sukaan.

Adegan yang aku suka juga di film itu adalah adegan pas Ningsih ketauan selama ini ngebohongin orang2 di kampungnya. Dia ketahuan kalo sebenernya dia bukan dosen, tapi pelacur. Ningsih dan Shanaz dipukulin orang sekampung, ditimpukun pake macem-macem, dan dicaci-maki. Dapet aja gitu feel-nya.

Hal terakhir yang aku suka juga dari film ini adalah aktor ama aktrisnya bener-bener tepat mainin karakter mereka. Gak berlebihan, gak kurang. Pas aja rasanya. Waktu aku nonton behind the scene-nya, Rudi Sujarwo bilang kalo menurut dya tiga artis utama film ini dia anggap sebagai tiga orang yang paling cocok buat tiga karakter ini. Makin penasaran lah aku. Setelah nonton, aku stuju sama Rudy.

Kekurangan film ini yang pertama sih judul. Judulnya norak, bikin orang ilfil mo nonton filmnya juga. Kalo aku gak nonton behind the scene-nya, aku pasti gak akan pernah nonton film ini.

Terus, gambar-gambar filmnya kurang oke. Kata dd sih, dya nonton acara behind the scene yang beda ttg film ini juga di Metro TV dan Rudy Soedjarwo ngaku kalo dya bikin film ini dengan budget kecil. Rudy pengen nunjukin klo dengan budget kecil juga bisa bikin film yang bagus, tergantung niat. Nah, salah satu budget yang dikurangin adalah kamera. Mnurut aku, terlalu banyak zoom-zoom yang gak penting. Masa tiba-tiba muka orang di zoom, padahal adegannya lagi gak pas aja. Terus juga, pergerakan2 kameranya kadang2 terlalu cepet sampai2 bikin pusing.

Yang jeleknya juga, banyak adegan2 yang kelamaan. Ada satu adegan dimana Shanaz ama Ningsih udah mau tidur. Terus adegan mereka berdua terlentang di tempat tidur di-shoot lama banget, diem2an lagi. Udah nunggu lama2 gitu, akhirnya ada pembicaraan sebanyak dua sampai tiga kalimat, terus di-shoot lagi adegan diem2annya lama. Gak penting aja menurut aku.

Dan seperti biasa, di film Indonesia suka banyak kejadian tiba-tiba. Tiba-tiba hari ini Shanaz masih di Jakarta, tiba-tiba dia udah nyampe Jogja, padahal di dunia nyata Jakarta-Jogja naik kereta api bisa 12 jam (kalo gak macet, gak ada kecelakaan, dan keretanya gak dilemparin orang di jalan). Banyak deh kejadian tiba-tibanya.

Well, aku udah berbagi pengalaman nonton film itu. Aku suka juga karena endingnya gak terlalu garing, walaupun biasa aja… pesen aku sih, yang mo nonton silakan… yang gak mo nonton juga gak rugi apa2… ini film yang miss-able kok, maksudnya film yang boleh dilewatkan. Aku saranin juga nonton filmnya pas nomat aja, yang harganya 10ribuan… hahaha!

tickles



alrite, who doesn't know this girl by now?
The new Miss Universe 2007, Riyo Mori.
I don't know a lot about her, but the news said that she's a dance teacher...
I personally don't really care...



so, why do I think I have to post something about her?



because of this:


I've watched several Miss Universe shows before, but I've never seen a girl like her before...
the news again said that she was really shock about the result... that she actually won the pageant.
Becoz her body was trembling so hard, the crown actually fell from her head...
I noticed too, when she took her first walk as Miss Universe 2007, she kept on holding to her crown, so that it wouldn't fall down...

I think it's really interesting that she was actually really shock.
Other girls were too confident and they all think that they deserve to win...

sure, Zuleyka Rivera dropped some tears of joy when she found out about her winning,

but right after she cried, she took her first walk very confidently...


oh yeah, regarding the Japanese contestants, I personally prefer this girl, over Riyo Mori...

her name's Kurara Chibana. she was last year's Miss Universe first runner-up...

I still remember watching the 2006 Miss Universe in Bali with Lisa...
Lisa wanted her to win, but the crown finally went to Miss Rivera.
in my opinion, Kurara Chibana deserved the crown more than Rivera or Riyo Mori, becoz she speaks 4 languages (English, Japanese, Spanish, and French) and also, he answer for her final question was better than the other two girls.
Kurara Chibana actually answered the question, unlike any other girls...

oh well, I don't really care about this whole pageant thingie anyway...

but still, congrats to Riyo Mori...
kinda glad that finally an Asian girl won this competition...
more English lesson, miss Riyo?


p.s. I was browsing around and found in Yahoo!Answers that ppl are discussing about the Miss Universe's final question... many ppl have the same basic opinion: "whatever the question is, the girls have to answer that she wants the world peace, love children, and help the poor..."
Now that I think of it, it is really true!!!
take the example of Riyo Mori. Her final question was, "what was the knowledge u were thaught when u were little which still has many affects to u until now?"
her answer was, "dancing...and bla-bla-bla..." and at the end of her answer, she said, "I want to use my knowledge to help the world" or something like that...
and I thought, "Girl, that last sentence of yours was reall unnescessary!"
and voila! she won! HAHAHAHA

p.p.s. anyone wonders about what the contestant from Indonesia look like? here she is....

I thought...

....summer is here...

but then, the change in climate explains everything...

there were times when the sun was extremely hot...

but then, couple days ago, it started to rain again...

when's summer really gonna come???

Monday, May 28, 2007

something weird

I got a letter today...

well, usually, everytime I get a letter (any kind of letter) I feel really happy.
today, I was laughing as soon as I held the envelope...
and I asked my maid, "what's this?"
she said, "a letter." She looked very uncertain, I guess that was becoz she didn't know what answer I was expecting from her.
I can only say, "this is weird... really weird, in fact."

I guess, u're wondering... what's so weird by receiving a letter?
this is really weird:
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yup! a letter from Telkom... and it wasn't even for me!
It says there:
"Kepada yth:
Bank Central Asia PT.TBK
Arcamanik Endah ##
Bandung
tlp: 22 720133#"
my correct address and home phone number... but the letter is for Bank Central Asia.
Does Telkom mean it's for BCA? the really famous bank???
Doesn't Telkom supposed to have BCA data, becoz BCA is one of the major banks in Indonesia???
Doesn't Telkom own a database that says everyone who use Telkom as their home phone provider?
Doesn't Telkom supposed to have my data? or my dad's data on their computer?


what's inside?
here it is...
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the letter says that Telkom is very pleased that Bank Central Asia (is this really BCA?) has been using Telkom as its communication provider.
With this letter, Telkom will give some sorts of gifts to Bank Central Asia.
Including free instalation for Speedy and free CDMA number for Flexi.
well, just incase Telkom DOESN'T KNOW, I'm still USING Speedy at the moment...
and no, thanks for the free CDMA number, I don't need it!
and oh, didn't I just get a wrong letter? or is the letter supposed to be sent to a wrong address??

GOSH!

and that didn't happen for only once, I'm telling u!

a few months ago, I received this:
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a clear "Surat Setoran Pajak".
does anyone know anything about "PT Intan Madania Utama"?
what really funny is, the Departemen Keuangan Negara' even put a wrong address and I still received the letter.
what's the ppl in the post office doing, actually?
I wonder... do they even work?
or worse, what's the ppl in the Departemen Keuangan Negara doing actually?
don't they have a database consist of every company that has to pay the taxes???
is this some kind of imaginary company? with very generous ppl who just wanted to give their money to the govn't via the imaginary taxes?


Only God knows why...

Don't let me start writing on how bad Indonesia's management is...
look at how bad the Post Office system is!
look at how bad Telkom's management is!
look at how bad Departemen Keuangan Negara is!

man, tell me about it!

Linkin Park - Hands Held High

on Saturday, my family and I went to the cd store
and my sister was like, "which one should we buy? Linkin Park's new album or Artic Monkey's?"
I haven't really listen to Artic Monkeys's songs, so I said, "let's buy Linkin Park's"
it was worth it!

and this is my favorite song in the album Minutes to Midnight

Linkin Park - Hand Held High

turn my mic up louder i got to say something
lightweights step it aside when we come in
feel it in your chest
the syllables get pumping
people on the street they panic and start running
words on loose leaf sheet complete coming
i jump in my mind and summon the rhyme i'm dumping
healing the blind i promise to let the sun in
sick of the dark ways we march to the drum and
jump when they tell us that they wanna see jumping
fuck that
i wanna see some fists pumping
risk something
take back what's yours
say something that you know they might attack you for
cause i'm sick of being treated like i have before
like it's stupid standing for what i'm standing for
like this war's really just a different brand of war
like it doesn't cater to rich and abandon poor
like they understand you in the back of the jet
when you can't put gas in your tank
and these fuckers are laughing their way to the bank
cashing the check asking you to have compassion
have respect for a leader so nervous in an obvious way
stuttering and mumbling for nightly news to replay
and the rest of the world watching at the end of the day
in their living room laughing like
what did he say

(there's "Amen" in this part)

in my living room watching
i am not laughing
cause
when it gets tense i know what might happen
the world is cold
the bold men make action
have to react or get blown into fractions
ten years old
it's something to see
another kid my age drugged under a jeep
taken and bound
and found later under a tree

i wonder if he had thought the next one could be me
do you see
the soldiers
they're out today they brush the dust from bulletproof vests away
it's ironic
at times like this you pray
but a bomb blew the mosque up yesterday
there's bombs on the busses
bikes
roads
inside your market
your shops
your clothes

my dad
he's got a lot of fear i know
but enough pride inside not to let that show

my brother had a book he would hold with pride
a little red cover with a broken spine
on the back
he hand wrote a quote inside:
"when the rich wage war it’s the poor who die"
and meanwhile
the leader just talks away
stuttering and mumbling for nightly news to replay
the rest of the world watching at the end of the day
both scared and angry like
what did he say

("Amen" part again)

with hands held high into a sky so blue
as the ocean opens up to swallow you


I love the lyrics...
I think the lyrics illustrated many things that happen nowadays, esp. about war
(sentences in bold or italic are the one that I really love)

I like this album in particular...
even though there are couple songs that sounds more like pop or emo,
name "In Between" and "Shadow of the Day"
or slightly sounds like a reggae, in the song "In Pieces"
one of my friends said that Linkin Park has changed.
I don't really care... still like them esp. their lyrics...
the only one thing that I (and my sister) don't like from their new album is
Mike Shinoda doesn't sing that much in this album!!!
don't even let me start on telling the story about how upset we were when we heard the first single, "What I've Done", and found none of Mike's voice there!

as for my parents, my sist and I played this song in the car. while my dad was driving and my mom was sitting besides him,
and the traffic was really busy in Bandung (usual situation every weekend in this city)
and they were like, "what kinda cd did u girls just buy?" on Chester's screaming voice on "Given Up"
my sist and I were just laughing along ("tell me what the fuck is wrong?")

I wonder if they're gonna come to Indonesia ever again...


p.s. who's Phoenix? the new guy?
oops... never mind... I found him in wikipedia!

my Idol

This is not about American Idol... or worse, even about Indonesian Idol
this is about my true Idol: my dad

There are lots of reasons of why I adore my dad so much…

One of the reasons is he has the ability to make my life seems to be easier.

Well, as I posted here before, I’m in the state of being really pessimistic about my life nowadays… I am in the middle of final exams and I know that I fuck so bad this semester. I’m even more fucked up than last semester… I don’t know why, tho… I guess what I predicted was right. I’m too spoiled. In my opinion, everything is easy, while in the end (like my current state of life) I failed really badly. Also too, I ignore everything more lately. I ignore the fact that I’m not good at anything. I ignore the fact that I need to study. I ignore the fact that I might failed. I’m not motivated. I don’t have anything or anyone who can actually move me to be motivated. Sure, my friends keep saying “Smangat, Alien!” or “Keep the spirit up, Alien!” to me… but, that sentence in my ears is the same as any other sentences that I hear. It means nothing. That sentence doesn’t motivate me for any quick second. I even think that ppl who keep saying that sentence over and over again is over-reacting. Sure, I think about my family’s disappointment when I fail, but that doesn’t enough to motivate me too. I keep on thinking that this is my life and if my family is disappointed in me, that is their problem. This is my life, I’m the one who live my life, and they can do nothing with it.

I know that seems really bad. And I’m writing this to assure myself that my situation is really that bad. And me being really pessimistic plus egoistic make it even worse.

And here comes my dad, the savior…

I talked to him last weekend. It was just the two of us in the car.
So I asked him, “Dad, what if I failed to get in to my first choice of major? What if I happened to be accepted in the major that I didn’t really choose? Or rather, my second choice of major?”
He said, “It’s okay…”
“It’s okay?”
“Yeah… That’s not a problem at all… We just have to think about what you’re gonna take for you master degree…”

Okay, cut the corversation out. Coz after saying that, my dad continued talking about other countries that might provide really good master programs. While now I’m failing my first year in ITB, I’m not ready yet to dream about what my master degree would be like.

But see, by him saying that it’s okay, it’s like an approval to me… approval to still be one of his children, regardless on how I screw up my first year of university. And when I got that approval, my life seems so much easier…

I’m glad that I never made any mistake on choosing my idol. My dad is my number one idol!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

the winner

congrats, Jordin Sparks!

It's now official that she's the winner of American Idol season 6...

a 17 year-old girl won American Idol...
Gosh...

But I believe in her, I guess...
I mean, Ihsan (a 17 year old boy who won Indonesian Idol last year) can't even sing!
and he's just freaking 17.. knows nothing and without any experience.

Jordin, I believe is way better than him... waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyy better!

hopefully Jordin will spark like the other two winners: Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.
hopefully she is not gonna follow the path of Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, and Taylor Hicks... which is, after they won, they dissapear just like that...

I really wish her to have a good music career...
and for real, she's just 17... if she think she can't handle all those spotlight, she can always do something else... still young, she should experience other stuff too!

as for Blake... be strong!
if Blake has any chance to go to Indonesia, I'm so gonna watch his performance!
I'd love to hear his 'modern' music arrangement and his beatboxing...
he's good enough to be in the final, I just hope he doesn't expect anything too high...
coz everyone in the right mind knows that the two ppl who deserve the American Idol finale were Melinda Doolitle and Lakisha Jones!

I have to have their albums!!!
Melinda's and Lakisha's, I mean...
their music career is gonna be just fine!

congrats for everyone!
esp. for Jordin.


p.s. remember when I wrote that this year's Indonesian Idol is gonna be great, I was SO WRONG!

parno

Emang kalo udah deket deadline, parno-nya gila2an… parno parah…

Jadi gini ceritanya, aku (diharuskan) ngambil mata kuliah Bahasa Indonesia yang bernama Tata Tulis Karya Ilmiah yang selanjutnya disingkat menjadi TTKI. Nah, karena semester ini udah mau berakhir (thank God), jadi aku dapet tugas akhir, yaitu disuruh bikin karya tulis ilmiah. Tugas ini spesial banget. Ngerjainnya harus per-kelompok yang satu kelompoknya terdiri dari 3 orang maksimal. Jadi, aku sekelompok sama dua temenku: Icha dan Mila, karena rumah kita deketan… it just makes everything easier…

Berhubung isi karya tulis ini harus tentang program studi yang kami inginkan, aku mengusulkan buat kita nulis ttg Kawasan Bandung Utara. Kan ceritanya di kawasan Bandung Utara itu adalah daerah resapan air, tapi kelihatannya gak ada yang peduli, jadi tetep aja ada berbagai macam pembangunan di kawasan Bandung Utara sana. Selain itu, topik itu juga lagi nge-trend, soalnya pembangunan di wilayah Bandung Utara lagi ngetrend juga…

Okey, usul judul, topik, sampe kerangka kita di terima dosen dan dia udah bilang kalo deadline karya tulis ini adalah tgl 25 Mei 2007. Jadi, coba tebak apa yang aku dan teman2 sekelompokku lakukan? Kita berleha-leha sampai akhirnya minggu UAS tiba. Kaget dan panik, kita mulai ngebut ngerjain. Kita bener2 mulai dari NOL. Gak ada bahan, gak ada sumber, gak ada ide. Sempet panik juga, soalnya hari pertama kita coba ngerjain, which is last Thursday, otak kita buntu banget. Masa ngerjain satu bab gak nyampe lima halaman??? Dodol banget gak seeehhh???

Akhirnya, di hari Kamis kita gave up setelah ngerjain dari jam 9 pagi ampe jam 2 siang. Emang sih, keliatannya kita kurang usaha. Setelah itu, kita bikin janji demi janji buat ngerjain tugas ttki sialan itu. Tapi maksud hati memeluk gunung, apa daya tangan tak sampai. Kita emang bikin janji segunung, tapi tetep aja kita lalai. Akhirnya kita baru ketemuan lagi hari Selasa kmaren. Dengan bahan yang lebih banyak, dan bacotan yang udah dimasukkin ke dalam pikiran, kita mulai ngerjain lagi. Kita mulai dari jam 2an siang deh, ampe jam 9an malem. Amazingly kita bisa nyelesein sekitar 60%-nya. Besoknya, kita ngerjain lagi… dari jam stgh 11an mpe jam 4an sore. Selesenya udah 90%. Hari ini, kita mulai ngerjain jam 6sore, dan akhirnya slese 100% jam stgh 9an.

Yang bikin lucu tuh kejadian2 yang terjadi hari ini…

Karena deadline-nya udah mepet, banyak ke-parno-an yang terjadi... Contohnya aja, tadi siang kita berkunjung ke kost-an temenku yang bernama dd dan dya dan temen2 seklompoknya (Anie dan Ratih)lagi sibuk ngerjain.

Percakapan yang terjadi siang tadi:
Anie: “Riwayat penulis kan harus satu halaman…”
Icha: “Kata siapa???” *kaget tak terkira*
Anie: “Iya, kata Mike (temen sekelas kami.red)”
Icha: “Terus isinya apa aja?”
Anie: “…………………….” *menyebutkan isi riwayat penulis yang seharusnya*

Aku yang udah baca komik, karena gak kebagian laptop buat ngebantuin apa2 cuma bisa ngedengerin sambil mikir, “Yaelah… buat apa sih riwayat penulis-nya heboh2 banget… si dosen juga gak akan ngebaca riwayat penulisnya kaleee… palingan Cuma diliat sekilas… lagian, intinya kita nulis ini kan isi karya tulisnya, bukan riwayat penulisnya…

Lalu, percakapan lain yang terjadi saat mau nge-print:
Aku: *lagi bikin daftar isi*
Icha: “Alien, itu halamannya gak lurus…”
Aku: *fyi, aku silindris, jadi ya…* “segini udah lurus?” *ngetik-ngetik di keyboard*
Icha: “Belum…”
Aku: “Segini?” *ngetik2*
Icha: “jangan di-tambahin titik, di-bekspes aja…”
Aku: *menghapus titik2 dan menekan tombol backspace* “Gini?” *muka bingung*
Icha: *muka pasrah* “terserahlah…”

Aku mikir, “Yaelah… ini kan Cuma daftar isi doang… emangnya si dosen bakalan baca daftar isi sambil bawa penggaris dan diukur, letak halamannya lurus ato enggak??? Parno banget sih… daftar isi gituhhhh… gak penting! Yang penting tuh isinyah!

Kemudian, percakapan yang terjadi di msn bersama dgn kelompok lain…
Mereka: “Alien, kalau di daftar pustaka ada sumber dari internet, harus ditulis tanggal pas ngebukanya gak?”
Kami: *liat2an. Bingung.* “Enggak lah…!”
Mereka: “soalnya dibuku ada”
Kami: *liat2an, mulai panik. Lembar daftar pustaka udh di-print* “enggak ah…” *Icha langsung ngebalik-balik buku, aku dan Mila berdebat ttg kegunaan tanggal yang dicantumkan*
Icha: *akhirnya dengan yakin* “di buku mana? Enggak kok…” *sambil menunjukkan contoh.
Mereka: “Seeeeppp!!!”
Kami: “Gak penting banget seeeehhhh????”

Aku mikir, “Yaelah… emang sih daftar pustaka itu penting… tapi, aku gak yakin deh si dosen bakal ngecek semua daftar pustaka anak2, dibukain satu2… takut buku atau artikelnya ada yang fiktif… Kurang kerjaan amat tuh dosen!

Dan baaaaaaaannnnyyyyyyaaaaaaaakkkkkkkk lagi ke-parno-an lain menjelang deadline. Apakah kita harus bikin daftar gambar? Letak angka halamannya udah bener belum ya? Judul di-bold? Judul gambar ditaro di tengah? Apakah harus di-justified atau di-align left??? Daaaaannnn lain2…

Parno-nya tuh ke masalah2 yang gak penting gitu… mending kalo parno-nya kayak, “paragraf ini udah ilmiah belum ya?” atau “kalimatnya udah baku belom?” atau “isinya sesuai gak ya dengan judulnya?”

Ini mah… udah mo mepet deadline, parno-nya ttg masalah2 kecil yang gak penting kayak “kertas pembatasnya mau difotokopi di kertas warna apa? Harus seragam gak sekelas?”
kayaknya, ada hubungannya deh antara waktu yang mepet dengan ke-parno-an. Smakin mepet waktu, semakin parno-lah kita… smakin besar ke-parno-an kita, smakin banyak mslh2 kecil yang diributkan… smakin banyak mslh2 kecil yang diributin, smakin lama kerjaannya slese… hehehe


Man… ribet ya??? Gak kebayang gimana klo skripsi… parah… Alhamdulillah skripsi-nya masih lama… LOL!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

the pics.... finally!!!

alrite...
I'm finally done with the pics from AUDC!

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me and some other LOs... me, Kaca, Gea, Kintan, Resty, Ravina, and Laura


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my 'team' in Pizza Hut...
left: Dino (and Estelle, but u can't see her becoz Dino was on her face)
right (outside to inside): Nico, Robin, Jasper
rest: NTU ppl


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my 'team' and me, minus Jasper, plus a girl from NTU...
me, Dino, Robin, Nico, Estelle, and a girl from NTU (I totally forget her name!)


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the guys from UP Manila... Robin, me, Yves, and Aid


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me, in front of the historical gong in Asian-African confrence room


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Anie, my best friend amongst all the LOs... (u should b proud, nie! LOL)


we were really excited when we found out that there is actually a monk in this tournament... LOL
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Nurul, me, LP, Anie, Resty, and Tassia...
of course we need to take a pic w/ him!


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the purpose of this pic was actually for all of the LOs... but some Indians sneaked in to the pic...
this is our first pic with our lovely LO chief... Tomo...
but he's so small, u can barely see him... (literally)


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anie and me...
this pic was taken after we realize that we don't have any pic together...
secara, kita best friend gituh... LOL


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here's me and a bunch of LOs and William (tua), the Tournament Director...
look at his smile... his first smile in the tournament was in the closing ceremony...
me, Anie, Tassia, Ghea, William, Usi, Laura, Adyani, Asturi, and Kintan


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a pic with another William... William muda kali ini...
he was so eager on taking this pic, coz he could pretend to be a lover boy... besides him, there's no other guy in this pic...


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another pic with Tomo....
plis deh Tom... jaim banget seeeehhh loooooo!!!


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the guys....
Iman, Prama, Josh (u can't really see his face, tho), Andro, Usep, Konsep, and Husni


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and the girls...
some of us left already or didn't came to the closing ceremony tho...


anyone, can I have ur pics too????




p.s. if u use internet connection in ITB and u can't see the pics becoz of the CUMI... just click on the link: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v517/alienkeren/

a VERY important post... (vice versa)

while waiting for my pics to be uploaded by the slow photobucket.com, I'm gonna write something VERY important here...


LOL


One of the thing that I really love is meeting new people...
I love meeting new ppl in every kinds of occasion and situation.
whether it's in a funeral, or in a bday party, or just a casual meeting in my campus... or maybe, a meeting in the cyber world..
whether it's my bad hair day, or it's my best day ever coz my family is around...
I don't really care...
I like meeting new ppl in any case...


whether or not the new ppl that I meet are good, it's totally a different case...
but the meeting thing is the precious moment...


What I love the most is ppl reaction when they just found out about my name...
but there's a different reaction b/w Indonesians' reactions and non-Indonesians' reaction... I'll show u...


the usual reaction comes from Indonesian...

me: "Alien..." *shove my right hand out, in order to shake their hands*

the new person that I just met (TNPTIJM): "Alien???" *he/she usually looks confused and hesitates to shake my right hand*

me: "yup! my name's alien..." *smile*

TNPTIJM: "Alien...? as in alien workshop??? alien with the UFO?" *looks even more confused*

me: "yeah... Alien, as spelled in alien with the UFO..."

TNPTIJM: *starts to smile* "are you coming from mars or something?"

me: "I've lived for almost 20 years and that is the most boring question that ppl have asked me..." *show boredom"

TNPTIJM: "sorry... I just had to say it... ur name's really unique..."

me: "thanks... what's ur name again?"


so, that is the usual reaction comes from Indonesians...
remember the "are you coming from Mars?" part, coz it might be handy when u meet me!


this is the usual reaction that comes from non-Indonesians...
let's starts off with the western people reaction...

me: "my name's alien..." *in Bahasa Indonesia pronounciation*

TPTIJM: "pardon me?"

me: "my name's alien..." *in Bahasa Indonesia pronounciation*

TPTIJM: "what's your name? sorry..." *gets closer to me*

me: "alien.." *in Bahasa Indonesia pronounciation*

TPTIJM: "uh-ly-an????"

me: "it's alien..." *in Bahasa Indonesia pronounciation*

TPTIJM: "aih-lie-yen?" *almost gives up*

me: "it's alien..." *in English pronounciation plus a tired face* "alien,

as in alien with the UFO..."

TPTIJM: "ah... I see..." *nods, most of the time* "did ur parents see any UFO when ur mom was pregnant?"

me: *look at him at disbelief*


and last, this is the usual reaction that comes from non-Indonesians who are still from Asia...

me: "my name's alien..."

TPTIJM: "my name's bla-bla-bla..."

we shake hands... and that's the end of it...
other asians are usually the only ppl who can accept my name as it is...
prbably it's becoz their name is really hard to pronounce too...
for example, one of my Thai friends name is Jariyamart Chawandit...
so I guess their names are weird enough and they just won't question about the weirdness of my name.


so, even though the reaction from the new ppl that i just meet is basically the same, I just love meeting new ppl and go over their reaction again and again....


I'm just being really weird...



p.s. my photobucket thingie's done!

Monday, May 21, 2007

pessimistic quote

"I don't want to make pessimistic predictions, but really the situation is difficult..." by Eduard Shevardnadze

Sunday, May 20, 2007

current mood

I’ve never been a moody person in my life…

Sure my family and friends said that my feeling shows obviously towards my act and behaviour…
Sure I can easily get angry… sure I like to say sarcasm sentences…
but I’m not a moody person.

and as far as I thought moody person is really annoying and as far ar the day goes by, I’m really annoyed with my curent mood. I’m being so moody today…

It sounds really weird, I know. I mean, how can I possibly annoy with my own feeling? Coz intellectually thinking, I am the one who control my feeling…

The thing is, I know I have to be studying now, coz I’m gonna have a calculus final tomorrow. But I don’t feel like studying. (I wonder when was it exactly that I feel like studying…???)

Also, I slept at 1.30 am this morning and woke up at 6.45 am. That’s why I’m really sleepy rite now, but I don’t feel like sleeping. I mean, I want to sleep, but I know I’m not supposed to be sleeping; therefore I have that guilty feeling. And therefore, I know I can’t let myself sleep. And therefore, my mood is not good…

Other thing is mom and Alia (my sist)went back to Jakarta this morning. I always feel there’s an empty hole within myself in every goodbye I say… even if it is only for a short period of time (like the seperation b/w my family and me, considering we almost always see each other every weekend) and very short distance of seperation (it’s only 2 hours distance by car from Bandung to Jakarta). Let alone saying goodbye to someone who lives so far away without knowing the time we’re finally gonna meet each other again…

But I guess one of the most rational reason of why I am annoyed with my own current mood is becoz today’s the first day of my period. I have cramps all over my stomach which really destroy my mood.
I still remember what Helen (my host mom) said about cramps and menstruation. I remember her saying that I shouldn’t eat/drink dairy product coz dairy product will make the cramps more painful. But here I am, eating the delicious J.Co doughnuts and drinking the flavalicious cereal flavour Bear Brand milk…

My menstruation plus lack of sleep plus those other things equal bad mood.

Shit! I hate getting annoyed with my own feelings and not knowing what I should or shouldn’t do…


p.s. remember to differentiate ‘having a bad mood’ and ‘having a bad day’. I’m having a perfect relaxing day today; it’s just my mood that is annoying me…

special for those ppl behind the tournament.....

Have u heard of the saying, for those who were believing: “man can only make plans, God who actually makes it happens”

So, I planned that my previous post will be the last post about AUDC, but the fact is gonna be different… well, I’m writing this post and I’m telling you now, that this post will be about AUDC.

As my readers asked me for it, I’m gonna give them what they want… I mean, Anie asked for my writing about the LOs and Tomo asked me to miss him… LOL! So be it! I’m gonna fulfill their request.

First of all, Tom… I’m really sorry if it seemed that I forget about u and William… I didn’t. Really.
I should probably introduce the person behind all the LOs: Tomo. So, Tomo was my boss in the tournament, he was the chief LO. He was the one who woke up early to gave out briefings for all the LOs… he was the one who did the name and room calling. He checked whether or not the LOs did their things. He basically did everything at all, sampe biasanya suka aku godain sbage ‘pembantu umum’…

Before the tournament actually started, I’ve met him a few times… still have enough respect to him at that time (not that I don’t respect u at all now, Tom… altho, it was almost dissapear to nothing when I found out about the whole ‘Kemot’ thingie and also when u kept singing that ‘Union Machine Strong’ thingie), considering he’s my senior and all… I know that he’s nice. He was trying to be stricter, but appearantly it didn’t really work… he liked to threaten us all (right until the tournament started too) by saying, “oohh… u’ve done a huge mistake… do 50 push-ups!” and that similar stuff…

When the tournament officially started, I realize how hard Tomo worked. (Tom, I dedicate this for u, man!) He was running from one building to another. I never heard him saying that he was tired. He even took time to cheer us up… and when it was all done, Ravina (one of my LO friends) was like, “Tom, you’ve been the best boss ever!” and now that I think of it, he really was my best boss ever… I mean, I don’t have that many bosses in my life, but Tomo is surely the best. He asked for my best, but he wasn’t forcing it, therefore I was willingly give my self all out… He was really nice too… he took times on giving out comments on my blog… also, he asked me the nicest thing in this whole world, “Alien, don’t u think u’re overworked?” meaning he saw me working too hard. And I told him that I love what I was doing therefore I didn’t feel that I worked too hard.

There was also times when I pissed him off, when I refused to be a room LO where my ‘team’ wasn’t debating… He was running out of ppl to be LOs and I refused the work coz I really need to see my ‘team’ debated. He was like, “I am your boss and u’re not listening to me!” and I was like, “Whatever!!!” but it was all okay… he forgave me rite away. Didn’t care that I was one of those really stubborn ppl… and yeah, he was that nice…

Well, if Tomo was all that nice, William was more likely to be similar… I know that I wrote few bad things about him previously, but that was when I hadn’t known him that much… the truth is he was almost as nice as Tomo. Along the tournament, he was ready in the campus since 7am and ready to give out all the LOs one briefing after another. He was kinda angry at some ppl who didn’t do a good job in the previous day. But he was angry in a very nice way. He wasn’t yelling or shouting, or mentioned that he was dissapointed. He talked really calmly and asked us to share our experience very democratically. There was also one time when many LOs came out late becoz we stayed until very late at the nite before, and he was like, “I really hope that u guys can come on time… I just want u to realise that I can’t control u. whatever I say to u, if u wanna be late, then u’re gonna be late, there’s nothing I can do. But, a reminder, if u guys are late for an hour, there’s a huge possibility that the tournament will be late for 3 hours…” and that I think was very wise of him… instead of giving us any punishment or mocking us down, he let us realise how important our job was. And I think it was really funny how he couldn’t smile at all throughout the tournament, but after the closing ceremony his smile was wider than ever.

And there’s one thing I realised after the tournament: Tomo and William are one of the most patient ppl I’ve ever known. I mean, it’s not hard to run a tournament. There were about 40 ppl of LOs with different opinions, desires, need. Tomo must’ve been really patient to face us all. As for William, there were more than 250 ppl divided into debaters, adjudicators, and observers. Plus ppl from the committee… William must have a really big heart to run the whole tournament smoothly…

As for the LOs… they were great ppl… Some of them can speak English really fluently, while some of their English are really hard to understand… Of course I was really close with Anie coz we’re classmates. There’s variety of ppl who got involved in this being LO thingie. One girl talks with a strong American accent, another girl talk with a slightly British accent, some of the boys talk with Javanesse accent and others with Sundanesse. One boy couldn’t stop talking and really wanna be the center of attention. There were highschool kids who were actually really helpful… there was a girl who can eat so much. There was also a boy who watches Spiderman too much. There were some ppl who didn’t care about the time they came for the tournament, they simply came late and missed the briefing, including Anie... LOL.

We had fun together tho… we ate lunch together, gossiped about anything at all in Bahasa while everyone else didn’t understand a thing, coz they can only speak English or other languages. We had fun on our briefings, teasing Tomo over and over. We took pictureS together. We shared stories. We were each other company…
The point is, I’m really glad that I’m making new friends with all other LOs… and hopefully what Tomo said about the closing ceremony is not gonna be our last meeting, will be true… hopefully right after the finals, we can get together and have fun… (free movie tickets for all of us, Tom? U promised that, I believe…)

also another point is, I’m so glad that I was one of the LOs… not just becoz I was an LO for some really friendly ppl, but also becoz all other LOs are really fun to be with… let’s get together sometime, guys!!!

so there it is...
my (possibly) last posting about AUDC...


p.s. I feel sorry for u, Tom, remembering u were always the last person to eat in the tournament...

p.p.s. will post the pic here tho, SOON!

Friday, May 18, 2007

at last....

Okay, as I wrote before, this will probably be my last posting about AUDC.

The tournament was officially over… and I have to admit it: I am sad...

From the very beginning I signed to be and LO, I was only willing to have fun and make some new friends… I know that I didn’t get pay… at the very beginning I didn’t even know that the comitee was gonna give any lunch and dinner, so I was okay with spending my own money for lunch… I didn’t care that I was gonna miss a few classes… I didn’t care that I was gonna have an exam along the way…

Just as the debaters like to say… I came to the tournament with pure passion… and I got what I expected… and even got more than what I expected.

I now have really good friends from the Philipines… and also other friends from other countries, like Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. I got their email addresses… we’ve only been meeting each other for a week and I am still amazed of how close we are.

And everyone was like, “Whenever u have chance to go to Philipines/Malaysia/Thailand/etc, make sure to contact me…” and I think that is REALLY nice of them…

That Wednesday (the last day of the tournament) was a mix of a happy and sad day…
I arrived in ITB at around 9am and went to watch the semifinal. I chose to watch the NUS vs ADMU B and I have to admit that it was a really interesting debate. They were mocking at each other, one argument after another, and debating over one detail after another. I think the debate was really interesting and I really like it...
after the debate, I went over to the hotel to pick up my 'team'. It was their last day in Bandung and I promised to take them shopping.
we went to the money exchange and then to Ciwalk. We had lunch and they did their shopping. They were really worried about my chem exam that I'd have at 3pm that day... I, my self, just didn't really care...
so I dropped them off in ITB and I ran to my exam room. I can't really do anything on that exam, so I basically just answer what I could answer and for the rest of it, I was sleeping.
It was really weird that I could actually fell asleep in an exam, tho... maybe becoz that exam was the only time that I had my mind focused and my body relaxed, therefore it made me catch some sleep.
after the exam, I drove as fast as I can to the place where the final's gonna held. I told myself that I had to say one last goodbye to my 'team'.
and at that time, I realized that they were really gonna leave Indonesia...
so yeah, I got to Gedung Merdeka. said hi to them... took few pics... hugs and kisses... and our hands held... and finally said good bye...
and they left...
when the bus which was supposed to take them to the airport went, it all felt like a dream. it almost felt like in one snap they came to me and in another snap they were gone...

So I went to the closing ceremony with my other LO friends. we had fun... the food was great and we took pics with almost anyone... and we were loving it... (gonna post some of the pics here!)
and then one by one, my friends were like, "I'm gonna talk and sit with my team for a bit, okay?"
and I was like, "okay..." and I was looking at them really sadly... that was when it hit me again... I missed my 'team' already...
after the closing ceremony was done, many teams were gonna find a place to drink and got theirselves drunk... but many other teams were going back to the hotel and got some rest for the very early trip the next day... so my LO friends went to the hotel and went from doors to doors to say good byes to their teams... and that was when it hit me one more time... to be honest, I was sad...

really amazing...
I think...
about how I could be really close to other ppl in a very short period of time...

and when it was REALLY over, the AUDC's comitee had a book where everyone could write about AUDC...
I wrote, "a GREAT getaway from real life... It's been so much fun... and I love my 'team'... and also all the LOs!!!"
and that was exactly what I think about AUDC: a great real life getaway...

well, it really got me thinking about one of my dreams, which is travel around the world.
It made me really want to make a trip to The Philipines, or to Thailand, or to Germany (to visit Lisa), or to any other countries and meet ppl that I once really close with...

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

almost...

...last.

I mean, maybe after this posting, I'm gonna write another posting about AUDC.
after that, I may stop writing about AUDC.
I'm still gonna post stuff about the ppl I got to know in AUDC tho, it's just my next postings won't be all about AUDC anymore.
considering I'm not gonna be a debater (ever) and the next year AUDC is gonna be in Malaysia... so, after this AUDC, I won't have any connection with AUDC anymore.

let's go on to my next point...
hahaha!

well, my LO friends and I really love joking about the way people debate. I know it's shame, but I still think it's fun... and for that!
(the word(s) in italic is the word(s) which used commonly by almost all debaters)
I love it when we were having our briefing, we all would knock on the tables and say (is it here or hear????? let's just assume it's 'here' okay?) "here... here..."
I also love it when I had a conversation with other LOs and we would go, "I got your point, Ma'am..."
Oh... I'm having so much fun!

yesterday was the Octo and the quarter finals.
Both DLSU and UPM, the teams that I got really close with, were debating.
both of the team pass through the octo final, but had to stop in the quarter final...
They were both really upset...
well, the DLSU were kinda fine, tho... they could still laugh and talk...
the UPM team was REALLY upset... they told me they'd go to have a drink somewhere after I walk them to the hotel... drink as in 'drinking'... y'know...
but I'm sure they'll be fine...

I'm not sure if I wanna write the details about how the debates went... Coz I'm just a room LO and I wasn't an abserver, nor debater or adjudicator. in fact, I don't have any idea about debating...
my team was asking me about how well they did... and I told them I didn't know. that's the very honest answer came from my mouth...
I mean, the way they debate was so good and everytime a speaker stood up and gave his/her speech, my opinion will be shifting from the negative to the affirmative and it'd just go back and forth...
so, it's way better if I don't talk about it...

Oh yeah, I just wanna write one thing: I love how Nico debates... He was really calm but his face was really expressive... well, I can't describe it here too, u all just gotta see it!!!

I don't know what else to write...

I guess, last nite was our last night together... and I kinda feel sad...
It was only a week that I got to know them, but they've been really nice to me and all...
so, yeah... it is kinda sad to say goodbye

well I'll post their pic here later...

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

just something that I realised...

As long as the AUDC is not finish yet, I’m not gonna stop writing about it… and also about my ‘team’…


I was kinda shock to see how important this AUDC to the debaters…


Well, I mean, before I got into ITB, I didn’t know ANYTHING about AUDC. I first thought that those debaters would just come, debate, and win. Big deal. I know that there’s gonna be a sense of proud in those ppl who win… What I didn’t know before is there is gonna be anger, disapointment, and sadness whenever they lose.


I first noticed that to my ‘team’, the guys from De La Salle University. They were really upset when they first lost. I knew about it at lunch time and they told me that they didn’t agree with what the adjudicator said. One of them, Dino, couldn’t stop smoking and decided not to have lunch. He was stress.

To my surprise that disapointment happens to all debaters. Another team that I became really close with is the guys from University of Philipines, Manila. There are only 3 of them in this team, Yves, Adrian, and Robin. When they had their first lost, Yves was really upset but the other two were okay. Same with Dino, Yves also skipped lunch. But when it came to their second lost, three of them looked really angry. Ad could still smile to me though… Robin couldn’t stop smoking and Yves was furious…

I even ‘found’ a girl cried after her third lost. I asked her what had happened and she couldn’t hide her tears. Her name’s Prianka and she’s from Singapore Management University. I was in one of her debates and I can tell you that she is a really good debater. She had the passion, the aggressiveness, and the smart thought… I was listening to her debate and I did agree with what she was saying. Plus, she’s a beautiful Indian girl too… I was really sad for her becoz of her loses.


Now, I understand that this AUDC is really important to all those debaters…


Another thing that I found is the debaters ‘have two personalities’.
I mean, there’s a HUGE different if I say hi to them in the morning, before the debate, and in the evening, after all the debates are done.
In the morning, they’re gonna be all nervous. They were willing to read more and study more. And they all look really serious about it.
In the evening, they’re gonna be more relax. They would go around and ask around more. They basically look friendlier in the evening…

And also, how they were really sensitive at the preparation time. One girl, Nita from Atma Jakarta, really annoyed me in the beginning. She was saying something that made me really angry coz I felt that my work wasn’t getting appreciated. But after the debate, she was really nice. She asked me stuff, she said sorry, and she was being really friendly and all…

I also watched the the debate between IIU, Malaysia, and Assumption University,
Thailand. And in my opinion, that was a really sad debate. The girls from Assumption weren’t trained as long as the ppl from IIU. The IIU would just go, “this debate is a clear win, Madam Speaker. On the first thing, we clearly won by so-and-so percent. By the second thing, we also won by so-and-so percent. And of course on the third thing we won by so-and-so percent. And by this, I think the opposition team stand tall…” After the debate, the Assumption girls were like, “how long have you guys been debating?” and for more they said, “When you guys were giving your speeches, we were like, ‘mmm… yeah… that’s right…’” oh… how sad… and it of course ended up the IIU team won by a really clear win. But then, after all those debate things done, the IIU said sorry to the Assumption girls, just incase they were too hard on them. And I think it’s really nice…


What was really funny tho, was last nite. I went out for dinner with my ‘team’, DLSU, and the guys from UPM. We went out for steak, we were happy with our food, and they were happy about the nice place… but then, they started a conversation that leads to a debate within them… I was just sitting there, listening to the conversation. I wasn’t bored or didn’t like the conversation, but it just got me thinking: what do I usually talk about with my friend? I know we don’t usually debate. If we ever debate, it’s usually over a very unimportant thing and someone won’t speak for 7 minutes. Also, if there’s a debate between my friends, our arguments are far from being rational. But last night, in a casual dinner, they actually started a debate over whether or not everyone should get a free education. And they extended the debate to the human classification in the society. To me, it was almost like a practice for their real debate today.


Oh well, I like their company… I like being with all these debaters… they were really smart coz they read about EVERYTHING. They have their own opinion on things and they are willing to stand tall for it… and I don’t know why my ‘team’ thinks that I think all debaters are weirdo and geeks. I really don’t think they are weird or they’re just a bunch of geeks. In fact, I adore them so much coz they were really smart and nice.


Oh how I’m gonna miss this AUDC… and esp. I’m so gonna miss Ad, Estelle, Dino, Jasper, Nico, the two Robins, and Yves……

Sunday, May 13, 2007

further more....

alrite, I wrote a little bit about AUDC and the team I was assign to handle...

They are from De La Salle University, Philipines. and I told u that I love them...
well, now I'm gonna write about the reason why I love them so much.
I was just standing around, watching for them eating and they kept saying, "would u care to join us?" or "come on, let's eat together inside, Alien..."
and I consider that they were being REALLY NICE...
and tonite they asked me to come with them for Pizza becoz they were invited with the NTU of Singapore. I said okay and guess what????

THEY PAID MY DINNER!!!!!!!

oh my God!!!

They are REALLY NICE!!!!

I really did consider to pay their dinner, but I hesitated becoz of the amount of money that I was carrying might not be enough...
but then they even surprised me with buying me a dinner...

THEY ARE REALLY NICE....

and they kept telling to everyone else that I am really nice to them...
oooohhh... how I love them so much!

I'm really gonna miss them when they leave Indonesia...

Saturday, May 12, 2007

ttg mahasiswa part II

well, the title of my posting in english is "About College Students Part II", just incase there are some of my friends who don't understand Bahasa Indonesia...

see, there's one event that is going on in ITB rite now. the event is called AUDC 2007, Asian Universities Debating Championship 2007.
I'm one of the Liason Officer (LO) and I'm assign to take care of a Filipinio team from De La Salle University...
There are six other countries who are debating. Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Bangladesh, and Kazakstan.
they are all university students, except for the adjudicators, some of them are students and some others are like professors and ass. professor.

I volunteered to be an LO becoz I think this event is gonna be REALLY FUN... y'know, talking in english, meeting new ppl from other countries, and making new friends... those are one of the things I love...
and when the event finally started, I was like, "I'm REALLY gonna have LOADS of FUN!!!"

okay, let's start from the beginning.
The event started on thursday and I met some of my team (means the team that I was assign to)on the same day. My first impression was, "They're good looking!!!"
FYI, my team consists of 4 guys and 1 girl.
my next impression was, "do they want me to come over and talk to them?" I was hesitating on whether or not to actually sat down and talk to him...
I finally brave enough to come up to them and say hi. and when I got into a converation with them, I was loving it!

They asked me about stuff... and they were very talkative (well, what do u expect? they're debaters!) and they were REALLY friendly!!!
They guys are REALLY NICE too... they were being gentlemen all the time: holding doors for me, helping me to cross the street, and many other little things...
I was really amazed by them being gentlemen, becoz none of my Indonesian guy friend have acted as a gentleman. My Canadian, German, and Hong Kong, and Chinese guy friends are gentlemen, but Indonesians are really absorbed by themselves so that they don't think they have to be gentlemen.
and the girl, Estelle, she is REALLY FRIENDLY too. She asked me questions and she told me lots of stuff... and she kept saying nice things to me...
well, so long story short, I LOVE MY TEAM!!!
and I was having SO MUCH FUN!

the thing I wanted to highlight about almost university students is our similarities. No matter what contry you come from, what your race is, or what language you speak, when it comes to food, we were really eager to eat it!
I noticed when it was time to eat on the night of the Opening Ceremony. It was past 8 PM and they weren't allowed to eat yet becoz of those stupid speeches, when the MC announced that they could start eating, that was when I could hear the buzz and everyone was moving into the same direction: food.
and it was really funny to see them rushing to the food...
and yep, it only took about half an hour to clean all the sate padang out. after sate padang, otak-otak was running out, and finally other foods...
also, the other similarities b/w university students is we always worry about money. What happens if my money's not enough? is that expensive? is that worth it to buy? and many other questions regarding about money...
maybe becoz we don't really have our own money and we still kinda rely on our parents...

anyway, I was having so much fun yesterday (coz it's morning already...) and looking forward on what's gonna happen next...
Estelle, Dino, Jasper, Nico, Robin, I love you all!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

ttg mahasiswa

Udah dari beberapa hari yang lalu pengen nulis ttg hal ini, tapi ada masa-masa gak pengen ngetik dan ada juga masa2 males bikin kata2… akibatnya sekarang udah lupa hampir setengah bagian niatan apa aja yang pengen ditulis…

Well, ceritanya aku mo nulis ttg mahasiswa.

Setelah aku nulis ttg pembantaian di Virginia dan kekerasan di IPDN, aku masih pengen menyoroti mahasiswa. Kali ini lebih spesifik, mahasiswa Indonesia.

Aku nonton Liputan 6 Petang pada suatu hari(kalo gak salah hari Senin) dan isi beritanya ttg mahasiswa. Sayangnya bukan ttg mahasiswa yang berprestasi, tapi malah mahasiswa yang malu-maluin. Soalnya gini, beberapa hari yang lalu itu ada acara yang menggabungkan banyak BEM dari berbagai universitas (kalo di ITB namanya KM-Keluaraga Mahasiswa) dan para wakil dari BEM itu ktemu ama Presiden Republik Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

Aku sih udah kebayang acara bakalan ada apa aja… yah, standar ramah-tamah dan basa-basi-busuk lah ya… yang bikin aku tercengang parah adalah satu kejadian yang bener2 jadi salah satu berita di Liputan 6 Petang. Di tv diliatin kalau mahasiswa2 terpilih itu TIDUR saat Presiden SBY pidato!!!! Oh my freaking God! Mereka TIDUR!!!

Aku sama sekali gak habis pikir… emang sih mungkin isi pidato dari Presiden itu isinya basi semua. “Saya mendengarkan aspirasi mahasiswa, karena itu mahasiswa harus terus berkarya” yadda…yadda…yadda… tapi gak penting banget buat TIDUR di Istana Negara saat Presiden lagi pidato…

Lagian emang sih rapat DPR aja baaaannnyyyyaaaaakkkk banget bapak2 dan ibu2 yang ketiduran, tapi menurutku itu wajar. Alasannya, pertama: mereka itu kebanyakan bukan berasal dari kaum intelegent kayak mahasiswa. Kedua: mereka itu lagi berpolitik, jadi kalau partai lawan yang lagi ngomong, ngapain juga ngedengerin omongannya, toh pasti salah. Ketiga: they are just simply jerks.

Ketiduran di rapat DPR/MPR menurut aku wajar banget ketiduran, gak penting gituh…
Ini ketiduran pas pidato Presiden, dimana Presiden udah nyempet2in pidato di depan anak mahasiswa ditengah2 sibuknya reshuffle kabinet…
Dan plis lah, jutaan orang Indonesia pengen banget ktemu sama Bapak Presiden! Mereka yang udah dikasih kesempatan ktemu dan mendengarkan pidatonya bukannya malah bersyukur… harusnya mereka dengerin pas SBY ngomong, terus pas udh selesai, tanya2in deh tuh, ampe puas!!! Ini malah ketiduran!!!

Bukannya aku pendukung SBY ato gimana, tapi plis lah… beliau itu presiden, sudah wajar kalau pidatonya itu gak meaning dan membosankan. Tapi memenuhi undangan dari presiden dan tidur saat presidennya itu ngomong, itu SAMA SEKALI GAK PENTING!!!

Respesct!

Ditambah lagi pas SBY personally bilang kalau suara mahasiswa adalah salah satu pertimbangan SBY untuk ngambil keputusan… apa yang dateng ke forum itu GAK TAMBAH MALU???

Yeah… aku sebagai mahasiswa (eh, kakak2 senior, aku udah mahasiswa kan??? Hell! Like I freaking care about my status!) yang nonton liputan acara itu aja MALU setengah mati…gimana kalo aku yang jadi temennya si penidur itu…pasti MALU BANGET!

Capek ya jadi mahasiswa…?

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

it's been 2 days....

.........and my most favorite sentence for complaining is:

"Aduuuuuhhhh.... PANAS BANGET, GILA!!!"

or in English: "Oh My God! It's so fucking hot in here!"

that's the fact, tho...
It's been two days and there's no little sight of temperature's gonna go down!

It's REALLY HOT in Indonesia!
It's really HOT in Bandung!

that was why I was wearing a t-shirt that says, "Is it just me or is it hot in here?" in favour of Global Warming...

Goddamit! it's REALLY HOT in here!

from Mocca's launching album...

well, as I said before, I went to the latest album launching from Mocca. an indie Indonesian band... The album is called "Colours"
here are the stories and pics...

before my friends and I arrived at Selasar Sunaryo, there was one problem: we didn't have a car, besides, my car to drove there. my car was a Toyota Yaris and there were 7 of us and we thought there were no way for us to fit in there.
but then, we finally decided that we were gonna fit in my little car...

so we arrived there at around 7.30ish pm... and the show wasn't even close to getting started!
it was officially began at 8ish pm, which means it was late for about an hour!
I wonder if Indonesians can actually erase the "being late" culture ever...

well, anyway, the show started and I really enjoyed it...
It was a different feeling... it wasn't like any other concert I've ever been to...
everyone who came just sat down, sang along, nodded their heads, clapped their hands, and enjoyed the music.
we didn't need to shout or jump or dance like in any other concert.
I personally really enjoyed it!
I wonder when is Mocca's next performance, coz I'm ready to hear them live again!


this is Icha...
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among my friends and I, she is the biggest Mocca's fan!
in the very beginning, it was her idea to go to the new album's launching. She asked me along and of course I said yes. after we asked around our friends, some of them were willing to come along. but I felt that some of them only wanted to come for the sake of solidarity b/w us and not for the sake of Mocca's music...
well, whatever. I enjoyed it. and if they didn't enjoy it, that's their problem.


these are my friends and I, after the show was over...
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me, Ratih, Anie, Vanny, AU, dd, and Icha


when the show started, Anie wondered if Dewi Lestari(one of the best Indonesian writers) would be there, coz Mocca's vocalist is actually her sister. I said to her that I've been to few of Mocca performance and never saw Dewi Lestari there... so, there's a huge possibility that she wasn't coming to the show. but then, Icha found Dewi Lestari and Anie and me got really excited...
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AU, Dewi "DEE" Lestari, Icha, and Anie... and besides Anie, u can see a little bit of my glasses there... coz I was actually on the pic, but the person who took the pic cut me and dd, who stood besides AU, out.
dd was so furious about it! I was happy enough to get his autograph, so I forgot to be angry...


and this is Arina(vocalist) and me
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I felt really funny at the moment this pic was being taken. coz I remember one time when I watched Mocca's performance in PIM 2, my mom asked me whether I wanted to take picture with her. and I said to her, "Nah... It's just Mocca... I can watch them as often as I want to in Bandung..."
and that Saturday night, I finally took a pic with her!

One of the things that made me really happy of watching Mocca's performance that night was becoz of this song...

as I said, I've watched Mocca performed before, but they have never played this song!
and this is my favorite song; it's called "Happy".


and I really did go home happily...

p.s. Dewi Lestari spilled something about her new book... she said her next book will be titled "Partikel" and it hopefully will be out this year! yippie!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

does anyone want some William goreng???

today, wasn't exactly my favorite day...

well, after coming back from that Mocca's new album launching at 00.30 AM (I'll tell u more about that later on, if I collect all pics that my friends and I took...), I couldn't sleep anymore. I finally fell asleep at 2.30 AM and woke up at fivesomething AM and couldn't go back to sleep...

I finally did a script for 8EH, the show's called Classic Sunday. It was fine... and to my surprise, I actually did it in a very short period of time... I was really amazed to my ability... LOL!

then, I took a shower. afterwards, I realized that I was late for a SEF's LO meeting, which was supposed to be at 7 AM... I'm gonna be one of the LOs for a thing called Asian Universities Debate Competition (AUDC) and today was the simulation.
I left home at 7 AM with my driver. suddenly, a police officer stopped my car and asked something about my driver's wrong driving... My driver was like, "who the hell did something wrong with the driving?"
and the police was like, "Oh... so it wasn't u who did something wrong?"
My driver, "Of course no!"
Police, "I'm sorry... so go straight ahead..."
and I was like, "what the HELL was that???"
becoz I was really tired and already late, that little unimportant thing did bother me that much.

so I finally arrived at ITB at 7.15. a minute later, Anie arrived too...
and guess what? the meeting hadn't started at all...
man, talking about some Indonesian culture here!

well, the meeting finally started at 8... and followed by a chaotic simulation of a debate competition.
I was lost... I didn't know what to do at first... bla...bla...bla...
but that wasn't a problem at all... the problem started when William started asking me if I was willing to debate becoz they were having an odd number of team so they need a "swing" team. fyi, William is one of the SEF ppl who plays a somewhat important role in this competition. and he thought he could just ask anybody in the street to do the debate!
I, of course, said NO.
and he was like, "okay! u're IN!"
so I said, "William, I've never been in a debate as a debater before!"
and guess what he said, "Oh... that's a good thing then! It's ur first experience today!"
and I was more than ready to KILL him!!!

so the simulation had to start. Besides me, there were two other ppl who were forced to do the debate too, Vini and Ravina. and we were like, "Let's KILL William!"
well, we did a so-called-case building, tho we didn't find anything really significant. we thought, "Hell, let's just do this. let's get it over with! there is a HUGE possibilities that we're gonna loose anyway..."

and so we did...
embarrased ourselves that was.

I mean, we only got a little time for case building. we never prepared to do any debate... we weren't fucking ready at fucking all!
and yeah, we only got very few points to support our statement and what we did was just repeating our so-called-point(s-if any) over and over again.

and I'm not even finish yet...
despite of our stupidity, we also receive bonus from the opponent team and the adjudicators...
first of all, we got 'the look'.
We were receiving the "oh my God! you're so stupid and just shut up!" look.
I could feel it, in their eyes... and when I talked about it with my friends, they did agree too!
next, when one of the speakers from the opponent team stood up, the adj said, "please don't make this debate worst..."
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
I felt like saying to her fucking face that, "hey yo girl, shut the hell up! we didn't ask to be debaters, we were asked to do so! we came here to fucking help u with the competition by being LOs. and we came here as volunteers, we don't get pay, we don't even get lunch! and yeah, we don't have any single knowledge about the debate and we wouldn't care if we lost too... so let's just continue the fucking debate!"
I was so humiliated at that moment. I blacked out, forgot everything I supposed to say. my hands were cold and my heart was pumping harder.
and then of course, the opponent's speaker just had to say that, "from the very beginning, this debate isn't going anywhere..."
I just wanted to say, "U got a point there... thank God I don't have to be ur LO in the REAL competition later..."

there were 2 funny parts though...
first when my team was supposed to address a reply speech to support the team's statement.
and Ravina, the third speaker from my team got up and started her first word. and everyone (I mean, not everyone, becoz the LO team didn't know anything about the debate rules too. I mean, the opponent team and the adjs) was looking at us confusingly... we confusingly looked back at them. until one of the adjs said, "the reply speaker has to be the first speaker or the second one."
We (Ravina and me) looked at each other. I got up and we traded places.
we were so stupid!!!
I wish I could just burry my head underground forever and ever...
It was REALLY humiliating!
and the second funny thing was when the LO team handed out a feedback form about the adj before the verbal adj and the winner announced
question 1: did you win the debate? Yes/No
question 2: Do you agree with the adj's decision? Yes/No
without knowing the result beforehand, we answered 'No' to the first question and 'Yes' to the second one.
and we were laughing out loud!!!

after the verbal adjudication, and the long and rather useless comments from the chair adj (becoz I would NOT want to be involve in any kind of debate competition as a debater for the rest of my life!), we came to see William.
he asked, "How was it?"
we said, "well, what do u think??? It was HORRIBLE!"
he answered, "good, u should do it again then..." in a VERY flat tone.
I said, "do you want me to throw u out from the second floor?"

so there u have it... the most humiliating 9ish minutes (that was how long I stood up and gave out my speech in that fucking debate) in my WHOLE life!

after the break, I decided to call it off...
I went to 8EH, did my thing as an announcer and actually had fun!

but still, "does anyone want some William goreng???"

Thursday, May 03, 2007

gossip

Kmarin2 kan aku sempet nulis ttg gosip, tapi gosipnya ttg diriku sendiri. Skarang, aku bakalan nulis ttg org lain.

Sebenernya, aku juga agak ragu kalau ini masuk kategori “gosip” atau enggak… soalnya yang mau aku tulis adalah fakta yang aku dan temen2ku alami… mungkin tulisan ini bakalan resmi jadi gosip karena aku ngomongin ttg si orang ini gak pernah didepan mukanya langsung… yah, tapi mau gimana lagi dong? Aku kan gak pengen merusak hubungan kita yang udah jelek ini…

Okay, let’s start from the beginning.

Perkenalkan, aku punya teman yang kita sebut saja “Z”.

Wait, is she deserve to be called ‘a friend of mine’?

Okay, let’s try that one more time….

Aku kenal dengan seorang cewek yang selanjutnya akan disebut sebagai “Z”.
Sedikit latar belakang ttg Z: asalnya dari Jakarta, tipe anak gaul, dan semester 1 kemaren kita sekelas.

Ngomongin soal Z, aku jadi inget cerita tmn2ku yang suka sebel bgt ma para AGATA, alias Anak GAul jakarTA. Katanya para agata itu suka milih2 temen dan Cuma mau temenan ama orang diluar geng-nya kalau lagi butuh doang.

Well, pas masuk ITB, di kelasku ada sih orang2 yang berpotensi jadi agata (contohnya Z)… tapi setelah kita ngobrol2 dan udah sekelas slama hampir 2 semester, anak2 Jakarta tuh baek2 juga kok… Emang ada beberapa yang sok, memandang anak2 lain dengan sebelah mata, bahkan kayak gak sudi memulai suatu pembicaraan dengan orang diluar geng-nya.

Nah, waktu gue (ceritanya lagi ngomongin ttg org jkt, jadi nulisnya pake “gue”) pertama knal ama si Z, gue juga nyangkanya dia adalah orang bertipe agata. Yah, gue sih harus jujur, dia itu cantik, pake baju apapun cocok, barang2nya lucu2, dan lain2 yang guys wish for lah… appearance wise loh ya… belum lagi kerjaannya yang selalu ngumpul sana, ngumpul sini, main kesana, main kesini, dll… gaul banget lah pokoknya!

trus kan gue kenalan lah ama dia, secara kita sekelas gitu loh… kita ngobrol2 ttg lmyn byk hal juga… sampe pernah ngomongin kakaknya (yang kebetulan aku kenal juga) dan pacar kakaknya (yang ternyata temenku dari sma). Pas ngobrol ama dia, dia sih biasa aja… baek2 aja… ramah2 aja…

Keanehan baru muncul pas semester dua ini. Kelas gue ternyata diacak lagi anak2nya dan si Z termasuk orang2 yang ‘dibuang’ ke kelas lain. Karena kita udah gak sekelas lagi, frekuensi gue ktemu sama si Z berkurang. Awal2 smstr 2 sih si Z masih sok ngajak ngobrol, “gue pengen deh pindah ke kelas lo…” Sapa2an basa-basi itu sayangnya Cuma bertahan sekitar 2 minggu. Setelah 2 minggu, setiap kita berdua papasan dan gue ngeliatin dia, dia Cuma jalan lurus, gak nengok2, pura2 gak ngeliat gue, dan ujung2nya dia gak pernah nyapa gue.

Awalnya sih gue kasi toleransi. Mungkin dia emang beneran gak ngeliat gue. Akhirnya gue ngalah, dia gue sapa duluan, “hai Z!” gue nyapa dia dengan ceria, ditambah senyum yang lebar dan lambaian tangan yang semangat. Guess what? Kira2 apa coba balasan dari dia? Senyum terpaksa yang yang lebarnya palingan cuma 5mm ke kanan dan 5mm ke kiri.

OH MY GOD!

Gue sih nyabar2in diri aja… toh gue juga gak punya urusan ama dia, jadi dia mo nyapa gue kek, dia gak bales sapaan gue kek, gue gak peduli. Tapi saat itu, udh ada temen gue yang peduli dgn ke-rese-annya si Z. kita berdua ngegosipin si Z deh. Gue sih masih belum terlalu percaya juga kalau si Z bisa rese banget.

Sampai akhirnya pada suatu saat, gue masuk ke kelas praktikum komputer dia. Gak taunya, dia gak dapet komputer. Dia langsung ngedeketin gue dan pengen share komputer bareng gue. Gue sih masih biasa2 aja saat itu, jadi gue nyantai2 aja. Kita shared komputer, ngobrol basa-basi-busuk, and stuff. Sampe akhirnya gue masih percaya kalau si Z itu baek kok. Buktinya dia masih mau ngobrol ama gue. Gue balik lagi ke temen yang ngajakin gue ngegosip ttg si Z. Gue bilang kalo gue ngerasa Z itu baek2 aja, buktinya pas praktikum komputer. Si temen gue bilang, “tapi dia kan baik ke lo karena dia lagi butuh lo aja, Lien…”

Whoa! That never crossed my mind before… ada benernya juga sih… tapi gue gak mau terlalu percaya dulu, butuh pembuktian nih…

Ternyata, ada temen gue yang lain yang bisa membuktikan kalau sifat TKB alias Temen Kalau Butuh yang diidap si Z itu bener. Aku punya temen lain lagi yang pernah sekelas Bahasa Inggris ma si Z. Di hari2 biasanya, si Z tuh sama sekali gak pernah deh ngobrol sama si temen gue ini. Mungkin malah dihari biasa si Z nggak ‘ngeh’ kalau si temen gue ini eksis. Tapi anehnya, setiap kelas Bahasa Inggris, si Z selalu duduk di sebelah temen gue dan selalu ngajak ngobrol, dugaan kita sih mungkin karena gak ada satu pu temen segeng si Z yang masuk kelas yang sama ama dia. Tapi selesai kelas itu, selesai juga pertemanan mereka. Bener2 deh itu orang…

Yang paling parah adalah kejadian yang baru aja terjadi beberapa minggu yang lalu. Jadi kan gue UTS komputer nih, susah banget. Gue sih udh pasrah. Kemudian, setelah uts-nya selesai dan nilai2 udh dibagiin smua, ada satu kelas yang nilai anak2nya dipotong gila2an. Ternyata itu adalah kelasnya si Z. Jadi di kelasnya Z ada cowok yang pinter banget di mata kuliah ini. Logikanya jalan banget deh pokoknya. Sayangnya, pas uts dia ngebiarin temen2 sekelasnya nyontek kerjaan dia. Sayangnya lagi, temen2nya yang nyontek itu pada bego2 lagi, mereka nyonteknya mentah banget, gak ada perubahan redaksi sama sekali. Ketahuan lah kegiatan contek-mencontek itu ama dosennya. Si cowok yang ngasih contekan awalnya dapet 90, di diskon 50%. Nah, anak2 yang pada nyontek nilainya dibagi 3, tapi sayangnya mereka harus jujur dan mau mengakui kalau mreka nyontek dan bersedia nilainya dibagi 3. Satu persatu anak2 yang nyontek merasa bersalah dan ngaku, nilai2 mereka pun berguguran.

Yang bikin aku gak habis pikir adalah kelakuan si Z. si Z adalah salah satu dari sekian banyak orang yang nyontek kerjaannya si cowok pinter ini. Saat orang2 lain ngaku kalau mereka nyontek, si Z gak mau ngaku. Alhasil, orang2 nilainya dari 90 jadi 30, si Z nilainya dari 90 tetep 90. Buset dah ah!!! Bahkan si cowok pinter itu aja nilainya dari 90 udah jadi 45… dan si Z tetep ngerasa pantas buat menyandang nilai 90 dipundaknya.

Sekarang, si cowok pinter itu udah gak mau lagi berhubungan ama si Z. kalau si Z nyapa, cowok itu udah gak pernah nengok. Apalagi diajak ngobrol…


Menurut aku, bener2 gak masuk akal loh ada orang yang kayak gitu… nalarku belum nyampe untuk memahami pemikiran orang2 yg kayak gitu…

“orang kayak gitu” = sombong+sok penting+bersifat TKB alias Temen Kalau Butuh+sok gaul+sok cantik+tukang nyontek+no solidairity+gak tau malu+gak pengen punya temen selain temen segengnya+gak tau diri

Now, I don’t even bother trying to notice her existence…

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

the invasion... part II

I’m curently kinda dissapointed with my mom…

Well, as I posted before that my mom is here, in Bandung, with lots of ther friends. And they did an invasion, which is kicking me out of my own room…

Today, my mom just wasn’t on my side.

I left early for that computer class and when I came home, she left with her friends… I called her and she asked me to stay home and study for my exam.
I did what she said.

So, after the exam, I had my other responsabilities. I had a show to announce, 8EH thingie… and I had to check out the LO announcements for the debate competition thingie…

My mom actually called me and asked where I was. I told her I was in 8EH.
If I sticked to our plan, I was supposed to go and join her and her friends after I was done. I asked her where she was. She told me she was in the mall. I asked her where are they gonna have dinner, coz I didn’t feel like walking around in the mall, so that I could join them in only dinner part, not the window shopping part. She told me that they weren’t gonna have any dinner coz they were still full.
Then, I decided that I wasn’t gonna come and join them. I didn’t feel like shopping, or walking, or wasting time…

I only want my mom!!!

Maybe my mom forgot that I was the one who asked her to extend her stay in Bandung. I asked her ALONE! Not with her friends…

I don’t usually ask my mom to stay with me, to company me coz I don’t wanna be alone. But this past weekend, I felt that I wanted to be my mom’s baby. I wanted to talk to her all night. I wanted to sleep with her. I wanted us to have a dinner together…

I usually never act as a baby, but honestly, I feel like my mom’s friends are stealing my mom away from me… and I had the feeling that my mom didn’t appreciate my asking to extend her stay. I bet she can’t even remember now why she even extends her stay here…

God! I’m such a baby!!!

But what can I say? I wanted my mom so bad… but now, I just wish that her friends and her can go back to Jakarta as soon as they can…

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Natasha Bedingfield - These Words

These words are my own

Threw some chords together, the combination D-E-F
Its who I am, its what I do, and I was gonna lay it down for you
I tried to focus my attention, but I feel so A-D-D
I need some help, some inspiration, but its not coming easily

Tryin to find the magic,
Tryin to write a classic,
Dontcha know, dontcha know, dontcha know?
Wastebin full of paper,
clever rhymes- see ya later

These words are my own, from my heart flow,
I love you, i love you, i love you, i love you,
There's no other way to better say
I love you, i love you

Read some Byron Shelley and Keates,
recited it over a hip-hop beat
I'm havin trouble sayin what i mean,
with dead poets and a drum machine

You know i had some studio time booked,
but i couldnt find the killer hook,
now you're gonna raise the bar right up,
nothin i write is ever good enough

These words are my own, from my heart flow,
I love you, i love you, i love you, i love you,
There's no other way to better say
I love you, i love you

These words are my own, from my heart flow,
I love you, i love you, i love you, i love you,
There's no other way to better say
I love you, i love you

I'm gettin off my stage
the curtains pull away
No hyperboles to hide behind
My naked soul exposes
woaaaaah

Tryin to find the magic,
Tryin to write a classic,
Wastebin full of paper,
clever rhymes- see ya later

These words are my own, from my heart flow,
I love you, i love you, i love you, i love you,
There's no other way to better say
I love you, i love you

These words are my own, from my heart flow,
I love you, i love you, i love you, i love you,
There's no other way to better say
I love you, i love you

These words are my own, from my heart
I love you I love you, thats all i got to say
cant think of a better way, and thats all i got to say
I love you, is that ok?



I love this song!!!

The Most Shocking Conversation

This morning, on the way to my class from the parking lot...

“Dhe, emang kemaren kamu makan dimana?” seseorang nanya ke aku.

“Kemaren…” (pura2 mikir karena shock gara2 dya nanya sesuatu hal yang SANGAT gak biasa)
“Kemaren makan di Gampoeng Aceh…” aku akhirnya menjawab.

“Eh, enak gak disitu?”
“Hah?” (beneran kaget ini mah! Soalnya pertanyaannya yang ini LEBIH GAK biasa lagi.)
“Mmm… enak kok…”

Dia menjawab dengan kalimat yang lebih parah gak biasanya. “Aku pengen tuh makan disitu…”

“.......” (beneran ada jeda sedikit gara2 ke-speechless-an aku… maksudku, maksud dya sebenernya apa???)

“Kamu udah pernah makan mie kepitingnya?” dengan tenangnya dia nanya aku…

“Hah???” (ini sih GAK PURA-PURA kaget... we never talked about food before!)
“Mmm… belum…”

“Oh…” dia menjawab dengan nunjukin sikap yang agak aneh...

Aku bingung. Jadi aku buru2 bilang, “Udah ya, aku naik dulu…” then I almost run to my class, with smile on my face.

Well, I guess u all can guess now… I had that conversation above with my crush…
Hmph…

Knapa pas aku memutuskan udah saatnya untuk punya kecengan baru, dia langsung melakukan hal-hal yang sama sekali gak terduga…
My Gosh!!!

Invasion

I came home from ITB… drove my car to my home’s driveway… and shocked by the other two cars which park in my garage…

My mom’s here, in Bandung… with lots of her friends!!!

And they are kicking me from my own room!!!

Man, I really hate when we have lots of guess that got me kicked from my own bedroom…!


Thank God they’re gonna leave tomorrow… fiuh…