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Thursday, June 26, 2008

there's always THAT someone...

when you think you are lonely, there's always someone who gets more lonely when you're not around.
when you think you can't call anyone, there's always someone who's gonna be very glad to take your call.
when you're trying to make a mess, remember that there's always some one who's gonna be worried about you.
when you think you have no shoulder to cry on, there's always someone who would listen to all your grieve. plus, that someone would give you a tap on your back, hug, and many motivational words as a bonus.
when you're in the mood of having a love-hate relationship, you know you can ask someone to have one. You can easily have a row with this someone for five minutes and it will make you think like you're living in hell, but you can also have a really great talk in the following five minutes.

when you think you can't find someone who says anything whole-heartedly, there's always someone...

when you think you need someone with a great instinct, there's always someone...

when you think that no one in this love ever loved you, there's always someone...

THAT someone is called MOM.

Happy birthday, Mom!
I hope today's one of the happiest days of your life!
and thanks for always there for me. I still believe that you're one of the people who knows what's best for me!

and thanks dad for getting mom one of the greatest gifts she'll ever get!

Alhamdulillah

after all the news that I read in the internet, I wonder...

why wouldn't all the finance sites asked me for a great picture of dad so they can proudly put it on their sites?
that way, they can get a better picture for their better sites and I can possibly get some money...
wouldn't it be fair???

so, in favor of all bussiness or finance or whatever sites that put up a little news about my dad today, here are two of his pictures. One when he was wearing a casual polo shirt, one was him in a shirt and tie.
























congrats, Dad! I hope you can stay healthy and I wish you a perfect career.
I love you!!!!

as for my friends and family, thanks for all the prayers! keep 'em coming!


If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is 'thank you', it will be enough.

Meister Eckhart quotes (German Writer and Theologian. 1260-1328)


Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough.” by Garrison Keillor

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

For Tomorrow

A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.” by Billy Wilder

I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.” by Max Lemar

I wasn't lucky. I deserved it.” by Margaret Thatcher

"Pray and let God worry" Martin Luther

The greatest gift I ever had Came from God, and I call him Dad!” anonymous.


Friends, please wish my dad good luck yaaaaaa!!!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Bener-bener Sulit untuk Dimengerti

I quoted from Pikiran Rakyat Sabtu, 21 Juni 2008, halaman 2, di pojok kiri atas.
Tidak lupa pula berita ini sudah saya modifikasi dengan berbagai macam komentar pribadi dari saya.

Ardina Rasti Berselera Musik Tinggi (judul berita-nya ceritanya)

Penyanyi dan bintang film Ardina Rasti ternyata termasuk orang yang menyukai Kangen Band. (HAHAHA! yah, sesama musisi jadi-jadian harus saling mendukung kayaknya) Bahkan, kata pendukung film "Virgin" itu, ia hafal semua lagu band asal Lampung tersebut. (Well, I wasn't surprised!) "Orang bilang selera musik aku tinggi. (Tunggu dulu! APA???? SIAPA YANG BILANG SELERA MUSIK RASTI ITU TINGGI??? AYO NGAKU!!!) Tapi mungkin enggak ya kalau aku suka sama Kangen Band," (Alhamdulillah.... nyadar diri...) kata Rasti yang ditemui bersama kekasihnya (ini bagian gak penting di berita ini. Mau dia sama kekasihnya kek, sama pembantu-nya kek, kan yang lagi di-berita-in si Rasti, ngapain kekasihya dibawa-bawa???) Lucky Wija (Salah seorang yang ngaku musisi tapi udah dikeluarin dari sebuah band kacangan dan album solo-nya gak pernah laku-laku amat dipasaran), saat ditemui di launching album Kangen Band (hahahhaha! kayaknya nanti saat peluncuran album kedua Rasti, Kangen Band bakalan dateng dan memberikan dukungan juga dengan bilang kalau semua anggota Kangen Band suka banget sama Rasti dan hafal semua lagunya) di Hard Rock Cafe (haduh... si Hard Rock Cafe nih dibayar berapa sih sampai mau buat jadi host acara beginian? isn't Hard Rock Cafe supposed to be the coolest music-cafe in the world where the coolest musicians of the world come to play?), Plaza EX, Jakarta, Jumat (20/6). Rasti mengaku, apa pun yang dikatakan orang, ia tetap suka pada band dengan hits "Selingkuh" itu (yeah! sure! whatever!). Menurut dia, Kangen Band punya musik yang sederhana (tepat sekali, Rasti! saking sederhana-nya, we can hardly call it 'music').


Bener-bener gak disangka.....
ckckck...

Thursday, June 19, 2008

TRUTH

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. I sat at a table where were rich food and wine in abundance, an obsequious attendance, but sincerity and truth were not; and I went away hungry from the inhospitable board. The hospitality was as cold as the ices.
Henry David Thoreau - Walden, or Life in the Woods

Passage highlighted in one of the books found with Chris McCandless's remains.

At the top of the page, the word "TRUTH" had been written in large block letters in McCandless's hand.

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (p. 117)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Because I Care So Much...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Lil' Tips

"I recall raising my right hand, shoulder high and shaking my fist on the plane's second pass," McCunn wrote. "It was a little cheer-like when your team scored a touchdown or something." Unfortunately, as he learned too late, raising a single arm is the universally recognized signal for "all OK; assistance not necessary." The signal for "SOS; send immediate help," it two upraised arms.


Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (p.85)

Sara Bareilles - Love Song

Head under water,
And they tell me to breathe easy for a while.
The breathing gets harder, even I know that.

You made room for me but it’s too soon to see,
If I’m happy in your hands.
I’m unusually hard to hold on to.

Blank stares at blank pages.
No easy way to say this.
You mean well, but you make this hard on me.

I'm not gonna write you a love song,
'Cause you asked for it,
'Cause you need one, you see.
I'm not gonna write you a love song,
'Cause you tell me it's,
Make or breaking this.
If you’re on your way,
I'm not gonna write you to stay.
If all you have is leaving,
I’m gonna need a better reason to write you a love song today.
Today.

I learned the hard way,
That they all say things you want to hear.
My heavy heart sinks deep down under you,
And your twisted words, your help just hurts.
You are not what I thought you were.
Hello to high and dry.

Convinced me to please you.
Made me think that I need this too.
I’m trying to let you hear me as I am.

I'm not gonna write you a love song,
'Cause you asked for it,
'Cause you need one, you see.
I'm not gonna write you a love song,
'Cause you tell me it's,
Make or breaking this.
If you’re on your way,
I'm not gonna write you to stay.
If all you have is leaving,
I’m gonna need a better reason to write you a love song today.

Promise me you'll leave the light on,
To help me see with daylight, my guide, gone.
'Cause I believe there's a way you can love me because I say,

I won't write you a love song,
'Cause you asked for it,
'Cause you need one, you see.
I'm not gonna write you a love song,
'Cause you tell me it's,
Make or breaking this.
Is that why you wanted a love song,
'Cause you asked for it,
'Cause you need one, you see.
I’m not gonna write you a love song,
'Cause you tell me it's,
Make or breaking this.
If you’re on your way,
I’m not gonna write you to stay.
If your heart is nowhere in it,
I don’t want it for a minute.
Babe, I’ll walk the seven seas
when I believe that there's a reason to,
Write you a love song today.
Today.


I just simply can't get this song out of my head.
It's been a few days...
Plus I got the accoustic version of this song -> even better!

Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover

Tadinya gak pengen menumpahkan uneg-uneg tentang hal ini disini...
tapi lama-lama keganggu beneran juga...

Jadi aku baru bertemu dengan seorang cowok yang udah lama gak ketemu.
Waktu kita ketemu kemaren, dia kayak yang tau kalau aku gak terlalu kenal orang untuk diajak ngobrol jadi dia ngajak aku ngobrol terus, nemenin gitu.
Awalnya sih aku kira bakalan kagok gitu ngobrol sama dia, soalnya udah lama banget gak ketemu, taunya enggak.

Kita berdua seumuran, seangkatan.
Pengetahuan dia lumayan luas dan dia gak ragu-ragu buat nanya berbagai macam hal sama aku.
Dia kayaknya tertarik banget dengan tata cara perkuliahan di ITB, mungkin karena dulu pengen masuk ITB, sayangnya di ITB gak ada Fakultas Ekonomi.
Dia juga tertarik sama permasalahan lingkungan, jadi banyak nanya tentang TL, yang sebenernya gak terlalu banyak yang bisa aku jelaskan. Aku kan masih 'hijau' dalam dunia per-TL-an.
Pokoknya obrolan kita nyambung deh.
Seru.

Aku juga sempat kagum sama dia soalnya dia cowok yang patuh banget sama orang tua-nya.
Dia juga kayaknya rajin shalat banget. Pas adzan langsung shalat. Religius bo.
Penampilan juga oke lah ya... (gak mau ah mengungkapkan ke-ganteng-an atau ketidak-ganteng-an dia secara spesifik)

Pokoknya seru lah pertemuanku selama beberapa hari dengan si cowok itu.

Lalu, obrolan kita berlanjut ke sms-an.
Pertamanya sih emang aku yang sms duluan, soalnya pas pulang, aku gak sempat pamit ama dia.
Aku kaget banget sama balasan sms yang aku dapet.
MaSa baLesAnnYa kaYak gN? maLeS banGeT dEcH!

salah satu sms-nya yang aku salin disini:
"Lg DbAndung Ap binTaro?"

hehehehe!
mungkin banyak yang mikir aku berlebihan.
Tapi sumpah ya, aku yang tadinya sangat respek sama si cowok itu, jadi ilfil gak karuan.
Dia tuh udah kuliah, tingkat 3 malah, jadi bukan orang yang gak intelek juga. masa sms-annya masih kayak anak SMP gitu sih?

Sekali-dua kali sms-an ama dia sih masih bisa diterima.
tapi pas udah berkali-kali sms-an, agak-agak geli juga ya baca sms-nya...
Keganggu beneran itu tadi, yang aku bilang diawal tulisan ini...

Terus, aku jadi langsung mikir,
we really can't judge a book by its cover ya?
belum tentu orang yang asik diajak ngobrol asik juga diajak sms-an. Begitu pula sebaliknya...

Sorry, man, no offense!
cuma agak-agak keganggu aja...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Miracle

Aku dapat sms ini,
Pelanggan Yth. Terima kasih Anda telah melakukan pembayaran tagihan kartuHalo
sejumlah Rp 82,764 pada tanggal 12-06-2008 melalui BANK BNI.

biasanya tagihanku tuh lebih dari Rp 150,000 bahkan kadang lebih dari Rp 250,000.

Hal ini bener-bener mukjizat!

Makasih kepada pemerintah yang bersedia ngurusin turunnya tarif telekomunikasi lewat telepon selular ini!
Makasih banyak!!!

I guess that's life, eh?

or death, rather...

So when my family thought that life couldn't get any worse,
we actually got the worst.

I wrote here about the death of my TWO uncles.

guess what?

One of my 37 year-old cousin died yesterday.
He got cancer somewhere in his digestion system, so he couldn't eat anything at all.

So I had TWO uncles died on Monday and ONE cousin on Wednesday.

My mom kept saying, "What did we do to deserve this extreme unfortunate events?"

I don't know...

But when you face THREE corpses in FOUR days in A row,
I guess you accept it more wise-heartedly.

I mean, what else can you do?

When I was in the third burial ceremony of this week, I thought myself as Elizabeth Gilbert, the writer of Eat Pray Love.
I just spent the whole last week eating a whole lot of food.
And then this very week, I'm spending my time praying to Allah about THREE deaths of my relatives.
So, I guess next week I'm supposed to get the love.
LOL.

Oh well,
after facing the corpses of my THREE relatives burried, I guess I should be more religious, shouldn't I?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Future Plan

The death of my TWO uncles made me realize that I am a very individualist person, indeed.

I don't really care about my other family members as long as I know my mom, dad, and little sister are well.
If those three people are good, then I'm good.

But this current tragedy really shocked me.
I don't know 80% of my real-big family members!

I mean, this is crazy!

I had to have someone with good memory to remind me almost every single person that I met in these past few days.
Good thing I had my lil' sis with me and she could tell me almost everyone that I asked. (Thanks to Alia (love you, lil' sis!), Mama, Cindy, and Kak Bel!)

But, man, I'm telling you,
I'm missing out alot because of not-socializing with my own cousins!
i.e. I missed all the cute guy-cousins' names so I couldn't talk to them at all!

So, my next near future plan is:
1. Come into any big-family meetings.
2. Remember all the names and faces.
3. Talk to the cute guy-cousins!

LOL!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Most Hectic Monday Ever!

Yeap!

I was woken up at around 7 AM by my beloved mom.
We (all members of my family) just got into Bandung the night before and at that very 7 AM, my mom asked me,
"Do you wanna come with us (mom, dad, and my lil' sis) to Jakarta?"
I, imediately said, under my unconciousness, "Of course not. I have stuff to do here, in Bandung!"
My mom didn't say anything, she just shoved me her cell.
With my half closed-half opened eyes, I tried to read the text messages.
the text said that my uncle, who had been in the hospital for one whole month because of stroke, was really dying.
The family decided to pull out whatever machines that supported him and let him die.

I, again-imediately, got up and said, "So, he's really gonna die today?"
My mom said, "Well, I guess so..."
So, since my mom said that my uncle was dying, I decided to go back to Jakarta.
Well, I decided to call my friend, Ayesh, first, to informed her that I have another errands to do, then decided on coming.

So I was busy getting ready. I took a shower, did my morning rituals, packed up some stuff.
Then my sister came to my room and said,
"Kak, guess who else died today?"
I got confused and couldn't give any answer.
She said again, "Another uncle died this early morning. It was a sudden heart attack."

There you go.
On June 9th, 2008, TWO of my uncles died.

The hectic-ness of the situation of having TWO uncles died on the very same day didn't really get into me the second I knew about it.
I just realised how hard the feeling was when I met my uncles' children.

(I mean, it's bad enough for me to loose TWO uncles. Imagine what my cousins feel about loosing a father AND an uncle at the VERY SAME DAY!)

The uncle who died because of a very sudden heart attack has three children: Mira, Apip, and Ina.
The other uncle, who died because of stroke, has five children: Kak Kiki, Kak Novi, Kak Alia, Bang Duan, and Ibrahim.

May Allah bless them forever.
May Allah smoothen the paths for my uncles' spirit until they got back safely to Allah.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Gara-gara bergaul sama ibu-ibu selama seminggu....

Aku pernah bilang sama temenku,
Aku gak bakalan kaget kalau nanti suamiku di masa datang adalah seorang laki-laki yang gak perjaka.

Tapi kalau kejadiannya kayak gini,
Jika suami diibaratkan teko... isinya boleh saja tumpah ke mana-mana, yang
penting kan tekonya balik ke rumah!
Catatan Hati Seorang Istri - Asma Nadia (hal. 43)

Jangan berani-berani pernah ngaku kenal sama aku.
Gak sudi!!!

Friday, June 06, 2008

A Story of the Year without My Favorite Enemies

Beberapa dialog seru yang terjadi pada tanggal 4-5 Juni 2008.

Konferensi Pers.

Mbak Hard Rock: “Darimana?”
Aku: “Dari 8EH Radio ITB.”
Mbak Hard Rock: “Wah, di ITB ada radio ya? Sampai mana kedengerannya?”
Aku menjelaskan dengan sabar.
Mbak Hard Rock: “Sengaja datang jauh-jauh dari Bandung?”
Aku: “Mmm… Enggak juga sih. Kebetulan lagi liburan kesini aja…”
Mbak Hard Rock: “Oohh… Sekalian datang biar eksis aja ya?”
Whoa…. Biar eksis… Bo… Semoga 8EH eksis deh!!!
Mbak Hard Rock: “Emang nanti liputannya ditaro dimana?”
Aku: “Yah… (berpikir keras) kita punya web sih…”
Mati deh… padahal kan yang sebenernya diundang tuh MD, bukan reporter!

Mbak Hard Rock: “Eh, ketemu lagi…”
Mbak Infotainment: “Iya nih… gue baru selesai ngewawancarain mereka…”
Mbak Hard Rock: “Oh ya?”
Mbak Infotainment: “Iya… jadi tadi kan gue baru selesai ngewawancarain Story of the Year gitu, trus management-nya ‘my enemies’, eh siapa tuh namanya?”
Mas-mas NuB: “Your Favorite Enemies.”
Mbak Infotainment: “Iya, itu… langsung bilang kalo si ‘enemies’ itu udah siap buat diwawancara. Gue kan bingung ya? Emangnya gue harus ngewawancarain mereka? Kata management-nya sih mereka udah ngarep gitu. Akhirnya gue ngewawancarain mereka deh. Gila, gak ada persiapan sama sekali. Jadinya gue malah nanya-nanya yang gak penting gitu, kayak ‘kenapa mereka manjangin jenggot’ dan lain-lain.”
Mbak Hard Rock, Infotainment, dan Mas NuB tertawa terbahak-bahak.

Mas Venire: “Ya, dibuka pertanyaan pertama buat Your Favorite Enemies!”
Mas media A: “Kan jarang band rock pake vokalis cewek. Kalau di Indonesia band yang pakai vokalis cewek, kayak Kangen Band gitu. Kenapa mereka pake vokalis cewek?”
Hahahahhahaha! Aneh banget sih, membandingkan Your Favorite Enemies sama Kangen Band!

Mas Venire: “Pertanyaan ketiga buat Story of the Year!”
Aku: “You said you guys were trying to come here couple times before but then you got rejected…
Story of the Year: “We weren’t rejected; it just didn’t work out…” (defensively. LOL)
Aku: “Oh, okay, yeah… Well, what made you come here? What did you hear about Indonesia before you came here? And now that you’re finally here, what do you think of Indonesia?”
Story of the Year: “Well, we heard so much about Indonesia from the other bands we played together with. Do you know Saosin? Well, yeah, we played together and they said that Jakarta has the loudest crowd in the whole world. So we’d like to know what the crowd was like. Other than that, we didn’t hear much about Indonesia. And now that we’re here, it’s been pretty amazing… yeah…

Aku ngeliat banyak mbak-mbak dan mas-mas ngantri buat dapat Press ID. Akhirnya ikutan lah aku ngantri.
Aku: “Mbak, saya juga dapet ID Press?”
Mbak Venire: “Darimana ya?”
Aku: “8EH Radio ITB”
Mbak Venire: “Oh iya, tadi dating sendiri kan? Nih…” (Menyerahkan sebuah Press ID)
Sambil ternganga, aku bertanya,
Mbak, jadi besok saya tinggal masuk bawa ini aja?”
Mbak Venire: “Iya…”
Aku: amazed dan speechless.

Konser.

Aku: “Mas, kalau pers masuknya lewat mana?”
Mas Security: “Masuk dari sana aja, Mbak…” (Menunjuk pintu masuk buat penonton biasa)
Aku: “Oh, gak ada tempat buat pers khusus ya?”
Mas Security: “Gak ada.”
Aku: Cuma bias terpana dan menerima nasib. Yah, udah untunglah dapet akses masuk ke sebuah konser gratisan.

Tiba-tiba,
Mas Security: “Mbak! Sini, Mbak!”
Aku: “Ya?”
Mas Security: “Pers ya?”
Aku: “Iya.”
Mas Security: “Masuk kesini (depan panggung banget, tempat pers biasa berdiri) ya, Mbak. Lewat sana (nunjukkin satu jalan) tuh…”
Aku: berteriak ‘cool’ dan ‘nice’ dalam hati.

Mas Macbeth: “Nah, gitu dong, dibolehin masuk kesini! Ngapain lo tadi pake ngusir gue?”
Mas Security: “Gue gak ngusir. Kita belum ada koordinasi sama koordinator pers, jadi tadi belom boleh masuk.”
Mas Macbeth: “Gue tuh bukan pers! Gue dari Macbeth! Gue yang ngebiayain konser ini!”
Mas Security: “Iya. Sori Mas…”

Di depan panggung, jam setengah sembilan malam.
Mas Media Z: “Wah, udah jam setengah sembilan. Kayaknya baru mulai jam sembilan deh nih…” Mas Media Y: “Iya… Sepi ya? Kurang promosi kayaknya…
Mas Media Z: “Iya… gak kayak kemarin…”
Kemarin-nya ada konser The Click Five dengan opening act-nya Alexa.
Mas Media X: “Kemarin tuh ya penuhnya sama cewek-cewek ABG. Dikit-dikit udah teriak-teriak berisik.”
Mas Media Z: “Iya…”
Mas Media X: “Lagian ya, kemaren tuh yang banyakan yang nganterinnya daripada yang nontonnya. Kemarin tuh yang nonton bertiga, anak ABG. Terus yang nganterin orang tuanya dua, sama suster satu. Sumpah pake suster!”
Mas Media X, Y, dan Z tertawa terbahak-bahak.
Mas Media X: “Tapi yang paling lucu kemarin tuh. Kan yang nonton pada di depan gitu, jingkrak-jingkrak. Orang tuanya pada duduk-duduk di belakang gitu. Taunya pas lagi pada duduk, ada spg-spg rokok gitu, nawarin rokok. Sama orang tua-orang tua-nya langsung pada didiemin dan dikasih muka jutek loh!” (Gak lupa Mas Media X ini mencontohkan ekspresi muka jutek)
Mas Media X, Y, Z, tertawa terbahak-bahak.

Di depan panggung, jam setengah sepuluh malam.
Sam Alatas: “Tiga lagu ya, tiga lagu aja… sori ya…”
Mas Media M: “Yah… Cuma tiga lagu lagi nih, Mas? Udah disuruh nunggu lama, kamera basah nih…”
Sam Alatas: senyum sambil gak tau mo bilang apa.
Jadi pas kita (as in press) lagi sibuk foto-foto, tiba-tiba si vokalisnya YFE nyemprotin air gitu kearah penonton. Gak jelas emang dimaksudkan buat penonton tapi kejauhan, jadinya cuma sampe ke wilayah pers, atau emang sengaja pengen nyemprot pers yang emang gak semangat banget nonton mereka manggung.

Dan aku pun menonton konsernya Story of The Year dengan band pembuka Your Favorite Enemies dengan tenang.
Sayangnya pas si vokalis jadi drummer dan drummer jadi bassist, dan bassist jadi vokalis Story of the Year, aku udah diusir dari depan panggung karena pers cuma boleh foto ditiap 3 lagu awal. Sayangnya juga, aku udah jauh dari hebohnya crowd waktu crowd lagi sibuk moshing-moshing.
Over all, konsernya seru kok. Apalagi buat yang emang suka sama Story of the Year. Aku sih cuma tau beberapa lagu, jadi gak terlalu into the feeling of being in the crowd.

Last thing, thanks Venire Music dan Variant Records yang udah ngundang 8EH! Lain kali undang 8EH lagi yaaaa…!!!

p.s. Bo, internet punya adekku ngeselin banget deh! jadinya aku gak bisa upload foto-foto sekarang deh... I'll upload them later, kay?

Thursday, June 05, 2008

My Happy Life

I finally gave in.
Tadi malam aku pergi ke sebuah toko CD di Senayan City.
Niat awalnya sih cuma liat-liat sambil nungguin papa.
Tapi terus papa nanyain, aku mau beli apa dan aku bilang aku gak mau beli apa-apa.
Sampai akhirnya papa ngambil CD barunya Tompi dan nunjukkin ke aku.
Papa akhirnya ngebeliin CD barunya Tompi yang berjudul My Happy Life.

Jadilah sekarang aku bakalan menceritakan perihal album Tompi yang baru ini.

My Happy Life terdiri dari 9 lagu, termasuk satu lagu milik Nat King Cole yang dibuat ulang L-O-V-E.

Secara keseluruhan sih album ini biasa aja.
Mamaku yang baru denger album ini sekali putar, langsung bilang dengan polosnya,
"Kok sama aja sih Dhe ama yang dulu?"

Yeah, sama persis seperti apa yang ada di pikiranku.
Musiknya Tompi di album ini mirip sama musik di album milik dia yang sebelumnya.

Beberapa perbedaan yang bener-bener signifikan adalah:
1. Album ini pendek banget durasinya! Bayangin ya, selama dalam perjalanan dari Senayan City sampai ke Bintaro, tanpa macet, album ini bisa diputar sebanyak dua kali penuh. Bentar banget kan?
2. Lirik berbagai macam di album ini dikit banget. Di album ini, Tompi lebih banyak bernyanyi "syubidapdupdapdodurudududam" gitu deh. Liriknya asli dikit banget!
3. Di album ini ada satu lagu yang judulnya Happy Life. Lagu ini tuh ketauan banget diperuntukkan buat anaknya Tompi yang baru lahir.

Sejak awal lagu Sedari Dulu diputar di radio, aku gak terlalu suka.
Vokal Tompi di lagu itu menurutku agak ganggu gimana gitu.
Dan bener aja, album ini gak terlalu memuaskan. Gak sekeren album T ataupun album Playful.

Aku kok ngerasa Tompi bikin album ini buru-buru banget, mentang-mentang anaknya baru lahir. Cuma pengen ngejar momen tepat gitu...

Yah, gak tau sih...
Tapi kan artis ada turun ada naiknya.
Mungkin kali ini emang Tompi lagi gak maksimal bikin albumnya.
Walaupun begitu aku masih tetep semangat buat nonton Tompi secara langsung kok. Lumayan, buat dapet tandatangan di CD, biar CD-nya jadi lebih valueable. hehehhehe!
So, when's his next gig ya?

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

It's hard to believe...

... that I actually know a person who would commit suicide, or threatened to commit suicide, over the so-called love.

I thought I was raised and surrounded by intellectual people (best schools since junior high until university. What else should I expect?)
But I guess I was wrong.

I mean, what kinda intelectuals who would actually kill themselves?

Well, maybe some people in Japan...
but that's their tradition: kamikaze.

Or maybe some people who used to be an intelectual but they got brain damage...
but they're (sorry to say) crazy.

So, what kinda in intelectuals, who have the right minds, who would wanna die in their own hands?

I don't know.

But this was what happened:

I have a girlfriend who used to date this guy.
They went together for more than a year and then they broke up for some reasons.
She was the one who wanted the relationship to an end, he wasn't close enough to approve it.
Every single day, he repeated the very same question for her, "do you think we can give it a try one more time?"
And every single day, she would give him the same answer, "I don't think we can be together anymore. Sorry."
But he wouldn't take no as an answer.

Time passed by, probably about a month after they broke up, she started to get close to another guy. She really liked the new guy and the new guy really respected her.
They were flirting along, like a new beginner on the love boat.
Until the ex-bf came into play. He got angry. He felt like he was treated like a fool because immediately after she broke up with him, she got another guy lined up for her.
He wasn't ready for it.

He insisted that they should try to be together all over again.
They would go out together, just the two of them.
He would be her driver, her courier, her bodyguard.
He would do anything for her. Including keeping her away from the new guy.
They new guy got the hint and he backed away. He wasn't trying to steal anybody's girlfriend.

So, the ex-bf thought that since he'd do anything for her, she'd do the same thing. vice versa.
Too bad, he's wrong.
She found him to be too demanding.
Because he is her bodyguard, she has to report every single thing she did to him.
She started to feel irritated.
She tried to tell him to back off. First off, nicely.
Later, she told him to get a life.

He was hurt. Or at least that was what he told her.
He felt that his existence in this world was useless because he has nobody that loves him. In this case, it was her that he meant to be.
She wasn't care. She told him to face the truth.

and that was it.
That was when he called and told her he was on top of a bridge, ready to jump.
He said he was dissapointed in himself and there was no point of him still be living in this whole universe.

I, the person who was out of the circle of this current love problem, had my mouth wide open.
as I wrote earlier, I have been raised around so many intelectual people and haven't heard of anyone that I know, commiting suicide.
Suicide is the craziest, stupidest, and most useless thing to do in this life! Plus it's very sinful according to my believe.
Why would anyone I know commit suicide over a love problem?
I have-until now-no slightest idea, whatsoever.

It turned out that he didn't die.
But he did jump from on top of the bridge.
(UN)fortunately there were only little damage here and there.

Too bad, I have lost all my respect towards him.
I didn't even feel bad for him because he was injured.
I couldn't care less.

I mean, this guy didn't even care about his life,
why the hell should I bother???

I could only pray that my girlfriend could have her life in freedom back.
SOON.

I also could only pray that anyone who was thinking about commiting suicide read this posting first.

malu-maluin!!!

Berita ini agak basi sih...
dan semua orang emang lagi ngebicarain hal ini...
tapi mau gimana lagi?
aku kesel banget sama hal ini!
MALU-MALUIN!!!

Gara-garanya waktu hari Senin malam aku baru pulang dari Dufan barengan sama temen-temenku.
Aku ketemu sama mamaku yang mempertemukan aku dengan papaku yang lagi nonton Metro TV.
Terus tiba-tiba beritanya bercerita tentang orang-orang Front Pembela Islam (FPI) yang berantem sama Aliansi Kebangsaan Untuk Kebebasan Beragama dan Berkeyakinan (AKKBB).

Aku gak tau apa-apa sama sekali tentang FPI.
Apalagi tentang AKKBB.

Tapi kenyataan kalau mereka berdua berantem sampai pengen bunuh-bunuhan itu ngeganggu banget deh!

Maksudnya, ini Islam yang mereka bawa-bawa namanya.
Dari awal aku denger nama mereka, aku agak-agak risih deh sebenernya.
Cara mereka berpakaian dan cara mereka ngomong tuh gak santai banget.
Belum lagi semua yang salah menurut mereka harus dianiaya.
Udah mah Islam di dunia tuh dipojokkan. Apalagi Islam-nya Indonesia, teroris!
Menurutku sih, kalau pendekatan sama Islam caranya kayak gini, Islam di dunia gak bakalan berhenti dipandang sebelah mata sama orang-orang non-Islam.
Dikit-dikit bisanya main pukul!

Si AKKBB itu juga...
Mungkin maksud mereka baik, mau membela kebebasan orang lain untuk beragama.
Tapi kan mereka udah dikasih tau buat gak demo barengan sama FPI, tetep aja gak mau denger.
Sekarang setelah orang-orang mereka dipukulin, baru aja heboh.
Padahal awalnya udah diperingatkan.
Capek deh...

Susah banget emang hidup di Indonesia itu.
Sebentar-sebentar harus siap-siap masang muka tebal buat dipajang di depan negara lain.
Masa dikit-dikit berantem? tawuran? butuh pengorbanan nyawa?
Mulai dari anak SMP, anak SMA, mahasiswa, anggota DPR, sampai berbagai organisasi yang katanya membela masyarakat, semuanya berantem. Tawuran.
MALU-MALUIN!!!

Beberapa orang emang gak peduli soal hal ini karena mereka ngerasa ini bukan urusannya.
Bayangin dong orang-orang kayak aku yang punya banyak teman di luar negeri. Mereka tuh suka nanya loh tentang beberapa hal yang terjadi di Indonesia. Apalagi kalau mereka tau hal-hal yang terjadi itu tentang Islam, mereka pengen tau banget.
Kok bisa sih orang Indonesia yang katanya ramah-ramah itu berantem?
Kok bisa ya orang Islam yang harusnya sabar dan baik itu pengen bunuh-bunuhan?
Malu-maluin!!!!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

C-R-A-Z-Y

I'm on my holiday, so hel-lo time for having fun!!!

Today, after waking up at 11 am (I'm getting better at waking up very late, esp. on holiday), I went out to met my LO friends.
Well, basically, Tomo suggested that we meet at CC and we were gonna start calling some people and asking them to get together.
So, I went to ITB and I met Tomo and Ravina there. We were talking and as well as texting and calling other people to come. After awhile, Husni came and joined us. Elmo came for a good quick moment but he left for another himpunan meeting (WTF???). And Ushie came at the very last minute.

We were planning to go to the movie but we couldn't decide which movie to watch.
We were desperate, so we decided to go to the cheapest-decent cinema in town, Braga Citywalk.
We decided that we were gonna spend our 10000 rupiah to watch Lost in Love.

Lost in Love is one of the crappiest Indonesian-romantic movie ever made.
It's a second sequel of Eiffel, I'm in Love, written by the same teenage writer.
No doubt about it, we all were disappointed on the movie and in the need of getting our 10000 rupiah back.

I mean, it is really crappy.
The lead actress was terribly childish. The dialogs were too cheesy. the setting was too Paris-y.
Even the I-thought-really-good-looking-guy Richard Kevin wasn't really good looking. and his acting was not as good as I was expecting it to be.
The one and only grateful thing about the movie was the look of Arifin Putra's face and his ability to act, speak French, and speak English with French accent. He's soooooooo good!!! both his look and his acting.
I'd fall for him. Too bad his acting in Bahasa wasn't as good as his acting in French or in English with French accent.

So, I'm not gonna recommend this movie to anybody. Except maybe some junior high girls.
Besides the fact that they may fall for Arifin Putra, just like me, Ravina, and Ushie. This movie is suitable for them. There's no french kiss, only some polite kisses and several hugs.

I wouldn't say I'm proud that I watched this crappy movie.
But surely, watching Lost in Love has made it to the List of Crazy Things that I Did.

Next crazy thing actually started when I was still talking with Tomo and Ravina in CC.
We were sitting there and texting some people when suddenly Tomo gave us some crazy information, "Have you heard that Andro is married?"
We both like, "WHAT???? NO WAY!!!"

So Ravina sent this friend of ours, Andro, a text message. She asked him to come along.
and we were shocked when HIS WIFE replied the text for him.
We went crazy. We screamed, we laughed, we were in denial.
After the text from Andro's WIFE, we started sending sms and calling people to tell them about the news: Andro IS MARRIED.

Well, for those of you, my other friends who get lost in these different names, let me explain something a bit.
Andro is a friend of our, a member of LO team in ITB AUDC 2007.
He is 20 year-old and currently studying in ITB majoring in Urban and Regional Planning (I hope I'm right. lol).

Do y'all geddit now????

I mean, I'm now 20 year-old, turning 21, and I'm so faaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrr away from getting married. I haven't even thought about having a husband.
I always feel that I'm still really young and I haven't done anything in this world.
I still wanna graduate and then take a master degree. I still wanna travel the world. I still wanna have boyfriend(s). I still wanna get wasted. I still wanna dance the night away. I still wanna do lots of other things bafore I get married.
And then my friend, Andro, came up to me, with all 20 year old of his life and a wedding ring.
And I could clearly see the wedding ring because he has dark complexion and the ring was made out of white gold. I mean, it's obvious.

So we were asking him questions after questions.
Of course my friends and I were asking some really stupid questions like,
"Are you happy?" which he answered, "Yes. I'm happy."
and "Have you done IT?" I mean IT as in S-E-X.
When he said yes, we all laughed.
Elmo was like, "Man... I never thought about Andro's getting married. I mean, I've never even bang a girl and here he is, married!"
We all laughed at it too.
Tomo was like, "Dude, you hit the third base!"
and Ravina was like, "No, man, it's home run!"
Of course we all laughed out loud.

I mean,
how could he get married and still being friends with all of us?
We certainly don't bring any positive influence to any young-married people.
Yeah, Tomo kept saying "Man, you can't do that (as in stare at cute chicks) anymore, you're no longer in the club!"
Club of 'normal' people, that is.
Because as Elmo said, "Normal is being single and promiscuous."

Well, Andro, congrats, Man!
You're totally a MAN now!
Semoga bisa membentuk keluarga sakinah, mawadah, warohmah.
Still man, if I were you, I wouldn't do it.
Besides, I don't think my own parents would approve me being a 20 year-old young bride.

That's it.
CRAZY things that happened today.