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Monday, July 28, 2008

yang menarik dari Bali

Lokasi: sebuah restoran mahal dan terkenal di Kintamani.
Waiter (kepada sekelompok orang yang tergabung dalam keluarga campuran: papa bule, ibu asli Indonesia): "kenal Laura? Cinta Laura?"
Anggukan atau gelengan keluarga itu sayangnya tidak terlihat.
Waiter: "yang artis terkenal itu. Ibunya kan dari Bali, dari daerah sini (Kintamani-red.), bapaknya Jerman. Mukanya indo gitu, sekarang udah jadi artis."
"Kamu (sang waiter berkata pada seorang anak laki-laki di keluarga tersebut), gak mau jadi artis?"
Sang Ibu: "dia udah nyobain modelling kok."
Waiter: "oke, semoga bisa sukses kayak Cinta Laura ya."
Huahaha! Semoga anak cowok Indo itu beneran bisa ngetop kayak Cinta Laura tapi ngomongnya gak sok susah kayak Cinta Laura.

Lokasi: Pantai Kuta di salah satu stall minuman.

Aku: ada Sprite gak?
Mas-mas penjual minuman (MPM): ada.
Aku: berapa harganya?
MPM: lima ribu.
Aku: mahal banget ya?
MPM: ndak mahal itu, mbak.
Aku: mahal ah.
MPM: dari Jakarta ya?
Aku: iya. Kok tau?
MPM: kalo di Jakarta, Sprite berapa emang?
Aku: kalo di pinggir jalan sih 4000, kalo di supermarket, paling 2500.
MPM: kalo di Ancol berapa?
Aku: di Ancol sih bisa sepuluh ribu.
MPM: nah, itu dia. Ancol sama Pantai Kuta bagusan mana?
Mas-mas penjual minuman itu bener juga sih. Ancol ama Pantai Kuta emang jauh banget bedanya, jadi wajar kalau harga Sprite-nya mahal.

Lokasi: Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Bali Adventure reception.

Mbak-mbak Reception(MR): saya spell nama tamunya ya. Alfa-Lima-India-Echo-November-Delta-Hotel-Echo-Alfa-Siera-Juliet-Alfa.
Aku: Mbak, kalau susah, pakai nama belakangnya aja.
MR: iya, nama belakangnya Loebis. Lubis tapi pakai O-E.
Aku cuma bisa ngangguk-ngangguk.
MR: sekarang yang lokalnya ya. Elisa, tulisannya biasa.
Aku: Mbak, itu nama temen bule saya. Nama saya Aliendheasja, yang susah tadi
MR: oh, eh, yang tadi Elisa itu nama bulenya.
Beginilah serunya punya nama yang gak biasa.




Sedikit oleh-oleh dari Bali.

ARGH!

Medi baru aja ngingetin kemarin malam...

KOK TARIF INTERNET BELUM TURUN YAAAAA???????

Pak Mentri, bulan Juli udah mau habis looohhhhh...........

Kalo beneran bohong, nyebelin bangettttttt!!!!


N.B. Kata papaku sih, yang tarif internetnya turun mungkin cuma internet yang langganannya secara corporate. Jadi yang langganan internet secara personal seperti aku dan adikku mungkin gak bakalan kebagian penurunan tarif itu. shoooooottttt!!!!

Sebuah Misteri yang Terungkap

Akhirnya...

Makasih kepada Majalah Tempo Edisi 21-27 Juli 2008.

Akhirnya aku ngerti juga maksudnya Soetrisno Bachir apaan.

Pertama kali aku ngeliat iklannya di tv, aku tau pasti ada maksud terselubung dibalik semua kebaikan yang ditampilkan di iklan. Cuma waktu itu aku sih mikirnya kalau iklan-iklan itu cuma dibikin buat mendukung Soetrisno Bachir buat jadi gubernur atau walikota disebuah daerah. Kan lagi ngetrend kayak gitu. Yang pemilu cuma rakyat Jawa Barat, tapi kampanye-nya kebanyakan duit sehingga seluruh Indonesia harus tau siapa aja calon pemimpin di Jawa Barat. Padahal nanti kalau dikritik sama warga Indonesia lainnya, bakalan sibuk menjunjung tinggi otonomi daerah dan dengan berisiknya bilang supaya warga tersebut ngurusin pemilu di daerahnya aja. Padahal pas kampanye udah pasang iklan di stasiun tv nasional dan mengganggu kenyamanan warga Indonesia lainnya yang mungkin males ngeliat kampanye calon pemimpin Jawa Barat.

Sampai akhirnya pilkada-pilkada di daerah Jawa lainnya udah terlaksana, Soetrisno Bachir masih juga beriklan tentang kebangkitan nasional. Pas musimnya Euro Cup, dia bikin iklan sambil main bola. Lama-lama, istrinya juga diajak jadi model iklan ngedadak juga.
Capek deh.

Aku juga tadinya sempet kepikiran sih, mungkin Bapak Soetrisno Bachir yang terhormat itu mencalonkan diri jadi Presiden Republik Indonesia. Tapi aku gak berani mempercayai pikiranku sendiri. Selain karena pemilu presiden itu masih setahun lagi, aku bener-bener gak bisa ngebayangin Indonesia dipimpin oleh Soetrisno Bachir. Dari iklannya aja udah keliatan kalau Soetrisno Bachir sama aja kayak politikus lainnya: banyak janji palsu.
Belum lagi aku menganggap kegiatan yang Soetrisno Bachir lakukan itu gak jauh beda sama kampanye hitam. Dia udah kampanye duluan, sebelum waktu kampanye itu mulai. Menurutku, itu curang banget. Kalau aku sendiri sih, aku gak pengen deh punya calon presiden yang curang.
Oh well, that was just me.

Sekali lagi, makasih kepada Majalah Tempo atas semua informasi berarti yang sudah berhasil disuguhkan kepada para pembacanya.
Buat Bapak Soetrisno Bachir: selamat berusaha memanipulasi seluruh rakyat Indonesia!

P.S. Rizal Mallarangeng, man, what the heck are you doing? I used to adore you, man... Now, I can only say: good luck with your effort with trying to win every Indonesians' hearts.
P.P.S. Ratna Sarumpaet: Bu, do you really WANT to be Indonesia's second woman president? Honestly, woman?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

First Day

Okay,
I finally feel OLD.
right on the very first day when I turned 21.

Honestly,
I am still amused how the one year difference can make a person grow so much older.

It all started by the deal I made with my mom last year.
We agreed that my last year's birthday party was gonna be my last birthday party supported by my mom.
So if I wanna have a birthday party, either I have to earn my own money first or no party at all.
Without a party, my birthday was abit odd.
I feel like I'm now really old because I don't have any friends coming to my house anymore or having a party somewhere.

Without a party too, I discovered that many of my friends have forgotten about my birthday.
Usually, whenever I'm having a party, I sent invitations and I asked for RSVP. in other words, I kinda reminded them that my birthday was coming up.
This year, without any party, I didn't have any chance to remind my friends about my birthday.
and I don't wanna blame it on my friends too.
I forgot many of my friends' birthdays too and I can't remember anyone of them got really angry because I forgot theirs. So I'm just gonna call it even.

still though, thanks for mom, dad, Alia, and Elisa for wishing me a very personal happy birthday. (plus thanks to Kak Vivi, Om Apul, Bang Asep, and Teteh)
thanks for more than 40 friends and family who sent me sms and called me. That was very nice of you, people! I'm gonna try my best to not forget about your birthday from now on!
Also too, I have to thank every one of my friends who wrote on my facebook's wall.

No party means no cake, no candles to blow, and no presents.
that was when I really felt that I'm old.
Especially, because I haven't got any books as a present. I feel old and odd.

I mean, I guess that must be what a grown up person feels like.
Having a birthday like any other normal day.
I just realised that now that July 14th has passed, it's weird to not do anything on my birthday.
but what can I say? I guess this is what my future birthday will pretty much like.

So once again, thanks for everyone who have made my day!
(Dad, thanks for the wonderful dinner! I couldn't have gotten anything for my birthday if hadn't cheap in. *wink*)

and to my friends who are turning 21 soon, here's to you my friends:
welcome to the grown up world!!!

fyi, I haven't really like it yet... I hope soon enough I will be okay.

Monday, July 14, 2008

now it's about ME

Well, this posting is simply dedicated to myself.

Because I like answering these type of quizes and it's my birthday, so here we go...
(of course your comments are sooo welcome!)

1. Aliendheasja will get married 17 years from now. Career first!

2. Which Disney Princess Are You?
I'm Ariel: adventurous, learning new things, meeting new people, willing to take the risk.

3. Are you a girl or a woman?
I'm a woman: emotionally mature, responsible, unlikely to act out.

4. Which hair style are you?
Boring.

5. What college best suits your personality?
Faceless public institution: UC Berkeley, UCLA

6. How Indonesian Are You?
Pas Indonesianya: cocok jadi presiden.

7. Which singer are you?
Britney.

8. What kind of flirt are you?
Seasoned Flirt.

9. Which Simpson character are you?
Marge: orderly and responsible. Care about family and friends.

10. Which Barbie are you?
Bussiness Barbie: modern, independent, intelligent, beautiful.

11. What fruit are you?
Mango: luscious, exotic, sweet.

12. How fat are you?
Chubby: you're not doing too bad, you should jog more often.

13. What candy are you?
Sugardaddy: tough but sweet to those who love you.

14. How stupid are you?
Slow: you're not THAT dumb, but sometimes you're kind of slow.

15. What kind of lover are you?
The Care Bear: you care more about pleasing your lover than you do yourself.

16. How popular are you?
I'm so hot right now: slowly gaining more fans of your style.

17. What flower are you?
Nigella: many people you're just a bit odd, but you consider yourself just a little eccentric.

18. How successfull will you be?
I'm living the dream.

19. What drink are you?
Water.

20. What is your future life?
I live in a mansion, earn US$900,000 per year, own a limo, a doctor or a scientist.

21. Which Harry Potter character are you?
Hermione Granger

22. How BATAK are you?
Hapus saja margamu.

23. How dirty is your mind?
skweeky clean: either clueless or don't have it at all.

24. My celebrity boyfriend?
Brad Pitt.

25. What drug are you?
LIFE: who needs drugs when you've got the biggest high of all-life.

26. What kind of friend are you?
Compassionate friends.

27. What type of music are you?
Heavy metal.

28. What brand of clothing are you?
Ralph Lauren: all that but take comfort into consideration.

29. What kind of person should you be with?
Outgoing.

30. What kind of political leader are you?
Vladimir "Lenin" Iljitsj Uljanov: wants the best for your people.

31. Which song are you?
Smells Like Teen Spirits - Nirvana.

32. Which celebrity couple are you?
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

33. How crazy are youuuuu?????
0% crazy: you are not crazyyy! you just think you areee.

34. Which Sailormoon character are you?
Sailor Mars - Rei Hino: people who don't know you would find you very cold and quiet, but if they got to know the real you, you're very sweet and gentle. You're the strongest of all the sailor scouts and you know just what you want and how to get it.

35. Which Power Ranger are you?
Zordon: too wise to be a human.

36. What Disney character are you?
Mickey Mouse: you're bright and trustworthy.

37. Which fairytale are you?
Snow White: you are very social and very loud, your energy is right up into the roof but you can be a softie.

38. What career will you most suit in?
The bussiness body: you can differentiate between realistic and fake.

39. What chinese philosopher are you?
Confucius: the emphasized personal and government mortality, correct social, relationships, justice, and sincerity.

40. Who are you?
Chilled out: you'd love to just sit back and watch the world go by.

Some of them are true, but some of them are too ridiculous to believed.

and I guess that's it!
hopefully today's gonna be a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

My Lovely Little Sister

There are 5 basic similarities between my little sister and me.

  1. We’re in love with internet and our laptops.
  2. We’re fans of cool music, cool concerts, good food, great movies, and Disneyland.
  3. We are two stubborn girls. We have to have what we want immediately, no matter what it takes to get it.
  4. We know our parents really well and we share tips and tricks to get away from their bad moods.
  5. We both fell into our puppy love at the age of 15 going on 16.

There are 5 basic differences between me and my little sister.

  1. My sister is so fashionable, which I really am not.

You can tell this first point when you have a chance to meet us both. No matter how similar our faces are, you can clearly tell our difference by staring at our outfit. She’s gonna be the one wearing a full-colored shirt with some fancy cut or cute but unique print on it. She’s the one with the skinny jeans or thigh-short pants. She’s also gonna be the one wearing a dress, a full-colored one too, but with lots of green in it. I’m gonna be the one with a simple black or one-colored t-shirt. Yes, it’s gonna be a T-shirt not some fancy cut shirt whatsoever. I’m also gonna be the one wearing straight simple very dark blue jeans or even some plain black trousers. You can also tell our difference when you look at our shoes. Most of the time we’re out, my sister wears some cute chick shoes, flat and (again) full-colored ones. I, of course, only wear black or brown shoes or sandals. What can I say? I’m happy with my Crocs or my Adidas shoes. Accessories? She usually makes her own necklaces, wears a matching scarf, and never forgets her headband, whilst me, I usually thought that I should’ve worn a necklace by the time I look into the mirror in the mall’s bathroom. Not a good thing to do.

  1. My sister like babies and little children, she’s actually good in handling them. I don’t like little kids, let alone babies, and I tend to make them cry every time.
  2. My sister’s favorite color is green, mine’s black.
  3. My sister’s gonna be the cute little baby in my family, no matter how old she’s gonna be. While I’m gonna be the big sister forever and ever.
  4. My sister cares so much with what people are gonna say or think, but I never really care.
I was trying to remember what my 16 year-old birthday party was like. But I can't remember.
And the truth is, it doesn't even matter anymore.
My lil' sis got the coolest thing she could ask for on her super sweet sixteen.
Happy birthday, lil sis! Happy birthday, Alia!

hopefully you can learn about life as much as you can. Live your life but also learn how to differentiate between love and lust.
You know I love you so.
Big KISS for you, dear sister!

and for my little sister's friends, and other people who helped, thanks for making her happy!
you guys are wonderful for treating my lovely sister with such a lovely treat. thank you!