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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Wisudaan Oktober 2008

Wisudaan hari Sabtu kemarin adalah wisudaan yang paling menyenangkan, menurut aku.

Pertama, akhirnya aku gak harus jadi panitia wisudaan yang ngurusin segala tetek bengek keinginan para wisudawan yang terhormat itu. Mulai dari harus ada di kampus jam 6 pagi, bawa-bawain barangnya wisudawan, nyetirin orang kesana-kesini, dan lain-lain.

Kedua, banyak banget temen-temen aku yang wisudaan.
Well, gak banget juga sih, tapi emang lebih banyak daripada tahun-tahun sebelumnya...
trus juga, kakak kelas yang diwisuda taun ini banyak banget. jadi seru.

Nah, atas permintaan Sara (hahaha!),
inilah foto-foto temenku yang wisudaan kemarin...


Ini Mira, temenku anak SBM.
Selain Mira, banyak banget lagi anak-anak SBM yang lulus Oktober ini.
Mira cantik deh. Baju dan kerudungnya bagus lagi. hehehe!














Ini temen-temen 8EH. Ada Rani, Sipil 2004, dan Ichsan, FT 2004.
Seru ya?

















Seperti biasa,
setiap aku datang ke acara wisudaan ini, walopun gak jadi panitia juga,
aku selalu tiba-tiba pengen cepet-cepet di wisuda.
Kayaknya udah males kuliah aja gitu...
tapi, setelah ngobrol-ngobrol sama temen-temen yang udah diwisuda ini dan mendengarkan berbagai macam cerita dari mereka (habis diwisuda mo ngapain, kerja? S2? jadi PNS? ato belum tau mo ngapain?), aku bersyukur juga.
coba kalo aku disuruh mikirin "apa yang harus aku lakukan setelah wisuda?" sekarang...
waduh, beneran deh, belom kepikiran...

Anyway,
buat para wisudawan yang diwisuda kemarin,
selamat ya!!!
Semoga bisa melangkah ke jenjang kehidupan selanjutnya dengan lebih baik...

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Lagi

So, as usual, after midterms, there has to be some fun to do!
I did go with my LO friends and we went out for dinner, car drive, and karaoke.

The most fun thing was.....
well I can't decide.
But last night, as we did the karaoke, I realize how bad I wanted to put this song's lyrics on my blog.

SO, here it is!!!

Fergie - Labels or Love

Shopping for labels, shopping for love
Manolo and Louis, it's all I'm thinking of
Shopping for labels, shopping for love
1, 2
Manolo and Louis, it's all I'm thinking of
1, 2, 3 Turn the lights on.

I already know what my addiction is
I be looking for labels, I ain't looking for love
I shop for purses while love walks out the door
Don't cry, buy a bag and get over it
And, I'm not concerned with all the politics
It's a lot of men I know I could find another.

What I know is that I'm always happy
when I walk out the store, store
I'm guessing Supercalifragi-sexy,
nothing to be playing with
I love him, hate him, kiss him, diss him,
tryna to walk a mile in my kicks

[Chorus]
Love's like a runway but which one do I love more?
No emotional baggage, just big bags filled with Dior
Love's like a runway, so what's all the fussing for?
Let's stop chasing them boys and shop some more.
1, 2, 1, 2, 3, Turn the lights on.

I know I might come off as negative
I be looking for labels, I ain't looking for love
Relationships are often so hard to tame
A Prada dress has never broken my heart before
And, ballin's something that I'm fed up with
I'mma do the damn thing, watch me do the damn thing
Cause I know that my credit card will help me
put out the flames
I'm guessing Supercalifragi-sexy,
nothing to be playing with
I love him, hate him, kiss him, diss him,
tryna to walk a mile in my kicks

[Chorus]
Love's like a runway but which one do I love more?
No emotional baggage, just big bags filled with Dior
Love's like a runway, so what's all the fussing for?
Let's stop chasing them boys and shop some more.
1, 2, 1, 2, 3, Turn the lights on.

Gucci, Fendi, Prada purses, purchasing them finer things
Men they come a dime a dozen,
just give me them diamond rings
I'm into a lot of bling, Cadillac, Chanel and Coach
Fellas boast
but they can't really handle my female approach
Buying things is hard to say
Rocking Christian Audigier, Manolo, Polo,
taking photos in my Cartier
So we can't go all the way, I know you might hate it but
I'm a shop for labels
while them ladies lay and wait for love

[Chorus]
Love's like a runway but which one do I love more?
No emotional baggage, just big bags filled with Dior
Love's like a runway, so what's all the fussing for?
Let's stop chasing them boys and shop some more.
1, 2, 1, 2, 3, Turn the lights on.

Shopping for labels, shopping for love
Manolo and Louis, it's all I'm thinking of
Shopping for labels, shopping for love
1, 2
Manolo and Louis, it's all I'm thinking of
1, 2, 3 Turn the lights on
oh, I also plan to make this song as a girls-night-out anthem...
nice, eh?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

DUA

Jadi, ceritanya karena besok aku harus menghadapi DUA ujian,
kenapa enggak ngasiin lirik DUA lagu yang lagi aku suka banget?

Gak nyambung sih...
but who cares???
this is my blog, anyway!

The first song is a local one.
Pertama kali ngedenger lagu ini, aku kira ini adalah some kind of gospel song.
Soalnya ada kata-kata 'malaikat'nya gitu... trus pas aku ngobrol sama adekku, Alia juga bilang iya.
Lama-lama didengerin, lagu ini enak juga.
Liriknya juga lucu.
Trus kalo habis ada lagu ini di satu radio dan pas ganti radio lain ada lagi lagu ini,
entah mengapa aku belum bosen.
unlike lagunya Nidji - Laskar Pelangi. Udah pengen aku banting aja radio-nya kalo masih masang lagu ini. besen gila!
So, biar tau lirik lagu yang lucu ini kayak gimana, sapa tau bisa dibandingin sama bukunya juga,
here it is!

Dewi 'Dee' Lestari - Malaikat Juga Tahu

Lelahmu...jadi lelahku juga
Bahagiamu...bahagiaku pasti
Berbagi takdir kita selalu
Kecuali tiap kau jatuh hati

Kali ini hampir habis dayaku
Membuktikan padamu ada cinta yang nyata
Setia hadir setiap hari
Tak tega biarkan kau sendiri
Meski seringkali kau malah asyik sendiri

Karena kau tak lihat
Terkadang malaikat tak bersayap
Tak cemerlang, tak rupawan
Namun kasih ini, silakan kau adu
Malaikat juga tahu
Siapa yang jadi juaranya

Hampamu tak kan hilang semalam
Oleh pacar impian, tetapi kesempatan
Untukku yang mungkin tak sempurna
Tapi siap untuk diuji
Ku percaya diri, cintakulah yang sejati

Namun tak kau lihat
Terkadang malaikat tak bersayap,
Tak cemerlang, tak rupawan
Namun kasih ini, silakan kau adu
Malaikat juga tahu
Siapa yang jadi juaranya

Kau selalu meminta terus kutemani
Dan kau s'lalu bercanda andai wajahku diganti
Melarangku pergi karena tak sanggup sendiri

Namun tak kau lihat
Terkadang malaikat tak bersayap,
Tak cemerlang, tak rupawan
Namun kasih ini, silakan kau adu
Malaikat juag tahu
Aku kan jadi juaranya


The second song is an international one.
I didn't put up a high expectation on this song.
Simply because I hardly know more than one of the singers' songs.
So I was like, "hmm... what a nice duet..." when I first heard it on the radio.
As time goes by and this song is played more frequently by radio stations, I like it even more.
Lately, I can't get this song outta my head!
too bad, Spektor's session in this song is not much at all.

Ben Folds f/ Regina Spektor - You Don't Know Me

I wanna ask you -
Do you ever sit and wonder,
It's so strange
That we could be together for
So long, and never know, never care
What goes on in the other one's head?

Things I've felt but I've never said
You said things that I never said
So I'll say something that I should have said long ago:

(You don't know me)
You don't know me at all
(You don't know me)
You don't know me at all (at all)

You could have just propped me up
on the table like a mannequin
Or a cardboard stand-up and paint me (paint me)
Any face that you wanted me
To be seen.
We're
Damned by the existential moment where
We saw the couple in the coma and
It was we were the cliché,
But we carried on anyway.

So, sure, I could just close my eyes.
Yeah, sure, trace and memorize,
But can you go back once you know

(You don't know me)
You don't know me at all
(You don't know me)
You don't know me at all (at all)

(You don't know me)
You don't know me at all
(You don't know me)
You don't know me

If I'm the person that you think I am (Ah ah ahh)
Clueless chump you seem to think I am (Ah ah ahhh)
So easily led astray,
An errant dog who occasionally escapes
and needs a shorter leash, then
Why the f**k would you want me back?!

Maybe it's because

(You don't know me at all)

Ahhh ah
Ahhh ah

(You don't know me,
you don't know me.)

Ahhh ah
Ahhh ah

So, what I'm trying to say is
What (What?)
I'm trying to tell you
It's not gonna come out like I wanna say it
cause I know you'll only change it.
(Say it.)

(You don't know me)
You don't know me at all
(You don't know me)
You don't know me at all (at all)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Again








Sunday, October 19, 2008

ANJRIT

I know that life is unfair.

but this one is utterly hard to believe.

Rihanna is coming to Jakarta without any announcement or anything.
tiba-tiba, I check on the internet and found this.

The tickets price was written there and I almost passed out.
Info Harga :
Vip : 2.500.000
Tribune : 2.000.000
Festival A : 1.250.000
Festival B : 750.000

for more info, check the real website here.

how can this happen to me???

where the hell do I get the money for one single concert????
who the hell is the EO anyway?
are they like CRAZY??????????
that is the most unfair price that a concert can be!
I hate it!

I guess I just have to pass a concert this time...

Cowok Ganteng

LOL

I managed to go to a thing called Soulnation 2008.
and one of the things that I did there besides listening to the music was up for good-looking guys.

here are some of the snaps:

Cowok ini namanya Widi. Pemain drum-nya Maliq & d'essentials. Dia ini salah satu cowok Maliq yang paling di-gila-gila-i para cewek. I don't, though. Tapi adekku is CRAZY about him. She screams the loudest everytime we watch Maliq together. And when I was not with her to watch Maliq's perofrmance(s), she'd text me and tell me how great his performance was.
Belum lagi, setiap Maliq habis manggung, Alia selalu aja HARUS foto sama Widi. She could really create an album of her with him.




yang ini namanya Lale. Gitaris barunya Maliq & d'essentials. Dulu tuh, cuma ada dua cowok yang diteriakin pas Maliq manggung: Angga dan Widi. The scream that the other guys (Satrio, Jawa, Ifa, dan Amar) got was more or less even. Tapi semenjak ada Lale, hampir semua cewek yang dateng buat nonton Maliq neriakin Lale. Ganteng sih. LOL. Although, menurut aku dia lebih ganteng kalo pake kacamata. Pas udah lepas kacamata, tampangnya kayak anak polos nan lugu gitu, jadi gak oke. Rambutnya juga mendukung, kayak anak-anak gitu. Still, I prefer him with sunglasses. Trus, foto ini agak gelas gitu, soalnya aku foto pake zoom dan Lale-nya kayak selalu berdiri di tempat gelap gitu, it was like he was avoiding the spotlight. But I don't think so. Semoga tetep keliatan, how ganteng he was. LOL












Nah, cowok yang ini, namanya Bayu. Dia ini adalah salah satu vokalisnya Soulvibe. Mulai dari pertama kali aku nonton Soulvibe, aku udah jatuh cinta banget sama Bayu. Suaranya bagus, mukanya ganteng. hehehehe! I can't help it! I'm just a girl! Habis nonton Soulvibe sore-sore, aku dan rombongan buru-buru mau nonton Soul of d'essentials, gak sempet minta foto bareng right away. Jadinya, selama nganggur di Soulnation (I mean, pas lagi nunggu-nunggu panggung yang seru), I kept my eyes wide open for him. Eh gak taunya pas aku dan sepupuku lagi foto-foto-an di photo booth-nya, ada Bayu. Langsung deh aku tembak. LOL. That was why we both look so sweaty and tired. I think it was already pass 11 pm and Jakarta was so freaking hot, also it was after several performances later. But he still looked so freaking good!


this next guy, okay, is it really necessary to intoduce him?
He's the best singer (or something) according to MTV Indonesia Award gitu. The infamous (not) Afghan.
Don't get me wrong, but unlike any other Indonesian girls, I'm not his biggest fans. I don't like any of his songs because to me it was all too cheesy and corny. and of course I saw him before in malls and in his performance, but last night, in that Soulnation Festival, he looked good, I have to admit.
Don't get me wrong again, I still think that he's still a young boy and I usually don't have a thing with younger boy. Also, I'm not turning into one of his crazy fans. I just wanna say that he looked good that night. And his dimples were irresistible!!!


And this guy's name is Dana aka Kyriz. I personally don't think he is good-looking tapi adekku bilang iya. Jadi, aku masukin juga lah ke tulisan ini.
Dana aka Kyriz ini adalah tukang nge-rap freelance. Dia ngebantuin Maliq ngerap di album kedua mereka. trus ngebantuin Soulvibe juga buat ngerap di album. Biasanya, Dana aka Kyriz ini jarang ikut ke performance Maliq dan Soulvibe, jadi setiap adekku ketemu dia, she got all excited dan HARUS minta foto juga. Alia seems to adore him very much. Di dompetnya aja yang dipajang foto-nya dia ama Dana aka Kyriz waktu Dana aka Kyriz-nya belum terkenal. LOL. teenage girl...

Nah, habis majang foto cowok-cowok ganteng, kalo gak masang foto sendiri kurang oke kan?
Jadi, inilah fotoku sama dua sepupu, Kak Bel dan Cindy. Seru juga nonton Soulnation Festival kemarin. sering-sering aja deh...

This is Love

"Before you, Bella, my my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were starts-points of lights and reason. ... And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changes, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn't see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything."
I wanted to believe him. But this was my life without him that he was describing, not the other way around.
"Your eyes will adjust," I mumbled.
"That's just the problem-they can't."
Edward and Bella. New Moon p.514-515.

This is what I call 'falling in love'.
and clearly, I'm not falling in love to anyone.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Related

maybe it's because of the full moon

It was one a roller coaster of feelings
every time I see you around.

Unlike many other days when we met,
when I shoved my right hand to be shaken,
you received it gracefully.
Our handshake was brief but yet firm.
and I was almost turning into one of the crazy girls who wouldn't wash their hands after a hand shake with their idols.

I thought I saw you checking on me,
from head to toe.
in a very quick second.
But don't mind me, I must be wrong.
Because, as well as a hand shake, you don't check on a girl like that.
like you imagine a girl naked, that is.

I thought it was maybe my luckiest day.
Because I met you out of the blue, I wasn't even thinking.
But when my friends pointed me the moon tonite,
maybe it was because of the full moon.

The moon was very bright and full.
It was beautiful.
It must have been the reason of how we can meet up.
I also think it was all because of the full moon and me meeting you up accidentally,
that I lost my ability to write a poem that rhymes.
or maybe, it was because of the moon
and the smile
and the handshake
and the tap on the shoulder
and the very brief talk
and the hi
and the goodbye

maybe it was because of the moon
and it just so happen to be my luckiest day.
or maybe, it was just the whole you that I adore.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Parkdrive - Sekedar Cerita

tiba-tiba pas tadi di jalan mau pulang ke rumah dari kampus, ada lagu ini di radio.
Thanks to Paramuda for guessing the kind of song that I would love to hear on that current mood.

Udah lama banget gak denger lagu ini,
ataupun lagu Parkdrive in general.
jadi kepikiran liriknya deh...

Untuk mengobati rasa kangen sama lagu Parkdrive favorite aku ini,
nyampe rumah aku langsung browsing lirik lagunya dan ngebuka myspace-nya Parkdrive buat ngedengerin lagu itu lagi.
Alhasil, lirik lagunya gak ketemu, walopun udah ngubek-ngubek Google ampe lama. trus ngedengerin lagunya lagi di MySpace juga lama.
Thank God for immem. Akhirnya aku ngedengerin lagunya sambil ngetikin liriknya.

so, here are the lyrics!

Parkdrive - Sekedar Cerita

ada saatnya kau dan aku saling merasa
saling mencari
dan aku pun memberikan setulus hati hanya untukmu
namun yang kau inginkan hanya sesaat
tiada kuduga dirimu sebatas itu saja

anggap saja semua itu hanya mimpi yang tak pernah nyata
apapun yang pernah ada diantara kita sekedar cerita

kini diselah kesempatan yang ada
kurasakanmu merasa untukku
kau mengerti akan segala harapan
tak ada lagi apapun untukmu disini


Salah satu kekerenan lagu ini adalah: lirik chorusnya tuh cuma diulang-ulang tapi tetep enak!
hehehehehe!

Kalo udah kayak gini, aku suka mikir: coba aja aku bisa mengekspresikan sesuatu dengan cara buat lagu!
hahahahaha!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Moment of Truth

I started watching the show right after cable was installed in my house.
My sister and I love it very much.
But I wonder though, how can it be so fun to watch other people's marriage got ruined by those very personal and secretive questions?
Like "have you ever had sexual relationship with a married man?"

Clearly, there is something wrong with the society.
(which impacts me, because I don't wanna get the blame. *wink wink*)

I really wonder though, what is the lie detector look like?
how does it work?
or even, does it really work?

It maybe fun to try a lie detector on someone.
Maybe, that particular someone can turn out to be a guy.

It's nothing personal, really.
It's all purely about my curiosity.

So, if ever I can try the lie detector on someone, which turn out to be a guy, one of the first questions I'm gonna ask when he claims that he's single is,
"are you really single? Are you really-really-really single? Are you REALLY-REALLY-REALLY-REALLY single?"
and then I would ask, "are you sure you don't have any wife? or wiVES?"
next thing, "Do you have any children?"

Because I remember what my mom always says to me when we talk about boys and she emphasizes it through times because I guess it's her motherly instinct that the world has fewer and fewer number of honest boys.
She always says to me that, "I don't really mind you going out with any guy that you like. There are only two conditions that you are not allowed to break: the first one he has to be a Muslim and the second one is he has to be single and not somebody else's husband."

So, If I ever happen to get a hold of lie detector,
I'm sure gonna try it on my future husband, or better yet, my future boyfriend.

Again, nothing personal, really.
It's just me being curious. Just checking

how far would you go?

Aku kirain nih ya, kampanye pas pemilu Presiden KM ITB udah paling niat di seluruh kampus.

Jadi inget kampanye-nya si Bolang yang innalillahi niatnya minta ampun.
Trus kampanye-nya Shana yang bikin spanduk keren (tapi gak jelas, soalnya cuma gambar perempuan-perempuan kayak Oprah dll) dan terlihat mahal.

Tau-tau-nya, ada kampanye yang lebih niat...
Kampanye-nya Calon Ketua BEM UI.

Masa ya dia sampai niat masang iklan di Facebook???
gak percaya? nih...

Although, I can see what he and his team were thinking.
Facebook adalah salah satu website yang paling sering dibuka sama anak muda modern zaman sekarang. Apalagi anak Jakarta, anak UI, kayaknya dikit banget lah yang gak punya account di FB.

Tapi ya, seriusan deh... pasang iklan di Facebook? sumpah niat abis!

My former employeer aja waktu itu made such a fuss after she found out that there was actually an advertisement on FB that was put by the Head Office in Jakarta.
She found about it later, after the advertisement wasn't being put up anymore on FB.
After she found out, kita langsung ngomongin masalah biaya pemasangan iklan di FB. Emang gak mahal sih buat sebuah perusahaan.
Tapi buat seseorang yang cuma pengen jadi ketua BEM...
sekali lagi, SUMPAH NIAT ABIS!
hahahahha!

Ya udah sih, ngapain juga aku ngurusin banget? LOL
Enggak kok, aku gak ngurusin urusan orang lain, cuma agak-agak overly amazed aja sama orang yang niat jadi politisi kampus gini...
Whatever happens, goodluck ya!

It's really hard to turn my back on something...

Really. I mean it.

I was really never gonna say anything towards the so-called global crisis.
Because:

first of all, I don't get any of that things at all.
I mean, I know Wall Street is the famous calling for USA's - or rather New York's - stock market. I also heard that it is going down. It's is going down pretty hard, I heard.
But honestly, other than that, I don't know anything.
The thing is, I barely pass economics in school. All the lessons that my economics teachers taught me back in middle and high school have slipped in my mind since the first time I was taught. I don't remember anything at all because (well, I couldn't help it...) I never really paid attention.
So let alone understanding what actually is really happening in the Wall Street including the whole stock exchange thingie, I don't understand anything at all about high school's economics.

And second of all, because as I explained above,
I really don't get why, when the Wall Street broken into pieces, the whole world have to claim it as a global crisis.
I know USA is a strong country, but why everything has to revolve around it?
When there was an economic crisis in South East Asia, it deserves to be a global crisis because there are about 10 countries that were involved and over 200 million people were affected.
I also know that talking about Wall Street means that talking about stocks of hundreds of company around the world.
But again, look up my first excuse, just because the USA's getting broke, why everyone in this whole world have to broke too (as shown by many companies from different countries)?

Really, I don't get any of this.

But, whether I like it or not, I suddenly got the actual direct impacts.
Yes, of the chaos in the Wall Street.

After a good one weekend of holiday, my dad went back to work on last Monday.
His first day back to work, he left very early in the morning, I think he was the first one to arrived in his office. He also didn't come home until 10 at night.
Without any questions asked, I thought my dad was only holding a normal 'welcoming' meeting with his BOD. Not until the next day, when I found out that he made it to the front page of a newspaper called Bisnis Indonesia.
My dad was on the front page, along with the President of Indonesia, when they were in a meeting, discussing about the Wall Street's collapse.
That was when I started thinking that this Wall Street thingie really has impact towards the whole world.

My dad's second day of work was more or less the same.
He left very early in the morning and didn't get home until 11 pm.
After work, he actually went for another meeting with sets of Indonesians' ministry to discuss what they had discuss the night before with the president.
The third day, I didn't know anything about his work. but I know one thing for sure, my dad refused to take care of my little sister alone in Jakarta. He said he was busy and didn't have time to worry about my little sister. That was a big shock for me. I mean, I thought no matter how busy he is, he would never be too busy for his daughters. But, things and people change, I guess.

Then, I was flicking through the tv channels and I, with reflex, stopped at Metro TV.
The news was all economics, it was called the Market Review.
I didn't know why, but I started listening to the economic news which made no sense at all to me.
The suddenly the news anchor said stuff (that I didn't get) about my dad's company and suddenly my dad was on tv. Talking about his company's stocks, cash, and again, the effects of the Wall Street's crisis.
I was shocked.
If my dad got to be on tv and talked about how his company is doing, there really is a crisis then.

And last night was the top of the top.
My dad called my mom and said that he suddenly got a call from the president again. They were gonna have another meeting, starting at 10 pm.
Again, to discuss about the Wall Street.
The meeting was finished, my dad said, around 2 am. And of course, at 5.30 am my dad left Jakarta for Bandung because of some mining anniversary of some sorts.
From the meeting, my dad brought a sad news.
The president gave instructions to many chief of CEO that came to the meetings that the world is in crisis, as well as the country (Indonesia, he meant). So it would be best if none of the people who came into the meeting cancel any appointments that require the place abroad.
Well, as many Indonesians know, the current president is one guy who prefers to show good image in everything.
So, just like that, my dad canceled his plan to go to Europe for his company's roadshow.
The effect on me is that there's no new books for me soon. Which is too bad, because I already made a list of books that I want my dad to buy.
Which makes me one of the people who got a direct impact of Wall Street's crisis.

I can't believe that there's a crisis there in the world and I am one of the people who received a direct effect.
Gosh!

So, to whoever that understand what's really going on in the Wall Street,
please fix it....
Besides I want my dad's thoughts to be lighter,
I also want some new books from abroad... LOL

Friday, October 10, 2008

nice one!

I always remember that in the back of Kobo chan comic books, the Indonesian version-of course-and the old version ones, there were some sentence written by some guy from Indonesian comic associations of some kind ( I wonder if there is an Indonesian comic associations ever in this country) that he belives we can learn about many things from comics.
And I always think that is so very true.
For example, I learned that Japanese can't pronounce the letter 'L' from Kobo Chan comic.
It was because of the story when Kobo's grandpa met a western tourist and he tried so hard to say 'alright' only he couldn't. It was only sounded like 'orait' and the western couldn't understand every little bit of his poor pronounciation.

Besides Kobo chan, I love many other Japanese comics' characters.
And because now that I have cable in my house, I was so excited that Animax plays Chibi Maruko Chan show.
And this past afternoon, it just so happened that I stayed home alone and got to watch the show again.
And to my surprise, again I learned something from a cartoon (that was based on comic books).

This is what I learned from the show:
Life is a repetition of regrets.

A quote said by Sakiko Sakura, Maruko's older sister.

Eventhough I don't (100%) agree with that sentence (because my life has been so very wonderful, how can I complain?), I was just amazed that they (well, the cartoon makers-that is) put that very sentence in a cartoon (or a comic).
and of course, I can see that to some people, that very sentence can be their most favorite quote that it turns out to be a very simple guidance on how to live their lives.
Because to be honest, whose life is perfect?
No matter how great my life is, I have-for sure-had some regrets in my life. And when that regrets come over and over again, wouldn't it become a repetition? Also, when the repetition happens in a very long time that assemble my age, wouldn't it turning to my lives?
Clearly, the sentence have a great meaning.
And to be put in a cartoon (or comics) that are intended for young viewers (or readers), it is a very interserting subject to discuss.

One thing that I know about my life, though, I think I'm never gonna get over cartoons or comics.
And I mean, EVER. in my whole life.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

HAHAHAHA!

I just finished reading another novel by Meg Cabot titled Airhead.

After several of Cabot's latest books, I actually thought that I maybe too old to keep reading her writings about school girls. Including this book.
But there's always something interesting about her writing. Something very interesting that I can't help to resist.
Despite that I was kinda shock that the story wasn't as predictable as I thought it would be,
but in this particular piece, here are the most interesting lines that I found...

Straight guys only feel three ways about girls.
First, either they love you and they show it by writing a song about you and asking you out, and everything is nice and fun like it should be.
Second, they love you, but they're scared of their passion for you because it's so strong, so they stuff it way, way down and ignore you, or do stupid things like make fun of you because they don't know how to express it any other way, because they're immature little babies and are too shy to, say, write a song about you.
Or third, there's something wrong with them, and they start out nice and loving and then turn around and do stupid things like sleep with other girls behind your back. But we'll never figure it out what went wrong with them, and neither will they, so it's not worth thinking about.
Lulu Collins's speech to Nikki Howard/Emerson Watts (p.314)

We women can't just go walking around being so awesome and not have to be careful not to make guys fall in love with us all over the place.
The truth of the matter is, every heterosexual boy - and probably some gay ones too - you ever meet is going to fall madly in love with you. He may not admit it, but it's true. So you have to take responsibility for that and not to do things to encourage him - unless, of course, you want him to fall in love with you. Because it's cruel to play with boys' emotions in that way, because no matter what anyone else says, men are the weaker sex.
Lulu Collins's speech (according to Collins's mom's speech) to Nikki Howard/Emerson Watts (p. 315)

But there was something about Lulu - something so vulnerable and sweet - that made me want her theory to be true. It was certainly a very nice theory, and one that would boost the self-esteem of any girl.
Nikki Howard/Emerson Watts's thought (p. 318)

See now why I can't help but keep on reading Meg Cabot's books???
LOL

Lagu Lama

I recently can't resist to hear this song whenever it is played on the radio.
No matter how often it is played everyday, I still enjoy it.
And again, the lyrics are so very cool. LOL.
I kinda thought that maybe (just maybe) if (ever) there's some guy(s) who likes me, maybe (just maybe) he thinks of me this way. just exactly what the song is saying.

So, if you're like me, can't help but humming this song whenever it is played on the radio,
why don't you memorize some of the lyrics? so you can sing it along!

Ne-Yo - Miss Independent

Ooh is something about
Just something about the way she move
I can't figure it out
It's something about her

Say, ooh is something about
Kinda woman that want you but don't need you
Hey, I can't figure it out
It's something about her

'Cause she walk like a boss
Talk like a boss
Manicure nails just set the pedicure off
She's fly effortlessly

And she move like a boss
Do what a boss
Do, she got me thinking about getting involved
That's the kinda girl I need (oh)

She got her own thing
That's why I love her
Miss independent
Won't you come and spend a little time

She got her own thing
That's why I love her
Miss independent
Ooh, the way you shine
Miss independent

Ooh there's something about
Kinda woman that can do for herself
I look at her and it makes me proud
There's something about her

Something, ooh, so sexy about
Kinda woman that don't even need my help
She said she got it, she got it
(she said she got it, she got it)
No doubt, there's something about her
(there's something about her)

'Cause she work like a boss
Play like a boss
Car and the crib she 'bout to pay 'em both off
And bills are payed on time, yeah

She made for a boss
Slowly a boss
Anything less she telling them to get lost
That's the girl that's on my mind

She got her own thing
That's why I love her
Miss independent
Won't you come and spend a little time

She got her own thing
That's why I love her
Miss independent
Ooh, the way you shine
Miss independent

Her favorite thing to say, don't worry I got it
And everything she got best believe she bought it
She gon' steal my heart ain't no doubt about it, girl
You're everything I need, said you're everything I need

She's got her own thing (ooohooohhoh)
That's why I love her (that's why I love her, oh ohh)
Miss independent (independent)
Won't you come and spend a little time (ohh)
She's got her own thing (she got, she got)
That's why I love her (that's why I love that girl)
Miss independent (ohh ohh)
Ooh, the way you shine
Miss independent

Miss independent
That's why I love her

The second song, though, has never been on the radio.
Or at least, I've never heard it on the radio.
It was just when I was driving from Jakarta to Bandung, I decided to put Maroon 5's It Won't Be Soon Before Long cd to accompany me.
It's been a very long time since I heard the full cd.
and when it came to this song, I didn't know what come of me, but I really listened to the lyrics. And I suddenly thought that I have to put it on my blog.
So, here it is!

Maroon 5 - Better That We Break

I never knew perfection til
I heard you speak, and now it kills me
Just to hear you say the simple things
Now waking up is hard to do
And sleeping is impossible too
Everything is reminding me of you
What can I do?

It’s not right, not ok
Say the words that you say
Maybe we’re better off this way?
I’m not fine, I’m in pain
It’s harder everyday
Maybe we’re better off this way?
It’s better that we break…

A fool to let you slip away
I chase you just to hear you say
You’re scared and that you think that I’m insane

The city look so nice from here
Pity I can’t see it clearly
While you’re standing there, it disappears
It disappears

It’s not right, not ok
Say the word it should say
Maybe we’re better off this way?
I’m not fine, I’m in pain
It’s harder everyday
Maybe we’re better off this way?
It’s better that we break

Saw you sitting all alone
You’re fragile and you’re cold, but that’s all right
Life these days is getting rough
They’ve knocked you down and beat you up
But it’s just a rollercoaster anyway, yeah

It’s not right, not ok
Say the words that you say
Maybe we’re better off this way?
I’m not fine, I’m in pain
It’s harder everyday
Maybe we’re better off this way?

I’m not fine, not ok
Say the words that you say
Maybe we’re better off this way?

I’m not fine, I’m in pain
It’s harder everyday
Maybe we’re better off this way?
It’s better that we break, baby

There's actually a lil' secret fantasy behind this song too. LOL
(gosh, I'm blushing as I write this)
I kinda wish that if (ever) I really like some guy(s) and we have to brake up, he would write me (or at least, sing me) this (kinda) song.
HAHAHAHAHHA!
very cheesy and corny, I know.
But oh well, it was just a little secret fantasy of mine. LOL

The most important thing is: happy singing, people!

Trust

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.

George MacDonald quotes



Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Libur Lebaran

Beberapa hal yang aku sadari saat libur Lebaran kali ini:

  1. LIBURAN dan LEBARAN bener-bener gak bisa dipisahkan. cobain deh ngetik sms di hape. Singkatan liburan dan Lebaran kan sama: sama-sama LBRN.
  2. Di keluargaku, ada satu tradisi yang belum bisa dihapuskan saat Lebaran: pembagian angpau Lebaran yang biasanya dikenal dengan salam tempel. Sayangnya, tradisi di keluargaku tuh agak-agak gak adil. Ada tuh ya, kayak tradisi di keluarganya temenku, Icha, semakin tua umur seorang anak, semakin besar juga salam tempelnya. Di keluargaku itu, tradisi yang sama juga berlaku, semakin tua umur seorang anak, maka semakin besar pula salam tempel yang dia terima. Tapi, titik umur tertua untuk mendapatkan salam tempel terbesar adalah saat seorang anak berada di kelas 3 SMA. Saat seorang anak berumur kira-kira 17-18 tahun, di saat itulah seorang anak akan menjadi kaya mendadak saat libur Lebaran. Yang nyebelinnya, saat udah melebihi umur tersebut, si anak tiba-tiba dianggap sudah dewasa dan sudah gak layak menerima salam tempel. Jadi, kalau dibuat grafik, bener-bener grafik parabola deh, atau grafik sinus. HAHAHA! jadi, dengan umurku yang sudah tua ini, jumlah salam tempel yang aku dapatkan benar-benar memprihatinkan. Oh iya, ada satu tradisi lagi dikeluargaku. Besar-kecilnya salam tempel yang diterima oleh anak-anak dipengaruhi oleh besar-kecilnya pendapatan orang tua. Jadi, karena orang tuaku pendapatannya lumayan besar, salam tempel buatku itu ekstra kecil, soalnya seluruh om dan tante mikirnya aku gak butuh lagi yang namanya salam tempel. Untungnya jumlah uang salam tempel aku tahun ini melebihi UMR, gak kayak taun lalu yang jauh dibawah UMR. Alhamdulillah. Semoga taun depan uang salam tempel aku bisa meningkat. LOL.
  3. Lalu lintas dari Jakarta ke Bandung lewat Cikampek-Cipularang gak macet kok. Rame sih. Tapi gak rame banget. Gak ngeganggu banget deh pokoknya. Sebagai supir, aku bersyukur alhamdulillah.
  4. Lalu lintas di Bandung sumpah macet gila-gila-an! Amit-amit banget deh! semua orang Jakarta kayaknya merubungi Bandung dengan semena-mena (termasuk semua keluargaku) dan berniat belanja habis-habisan di Bandung.
  5. Banyak banget orang yang gak libur pas hari pertama dan kedua Lebaran. Ini gawat banget loh menurut aku. Kalau supermarket buka di siang hari sih masih wajar ya menurut aku, soalnya mereka punya supply alat kebutuhan rumah tangga, jadi bagus buat emergency. Tapi kalau distro buka di hari pertama Lebaran? atau factory outlet? atau mall? dimana rasa kekeluargaan warga kota zaman sekarang? di mall? di outlet? di distro? Kan kasihan para pegawai yang seharusnya libur... Lagian, with all due respect ya, bussiness owners, duit gak bakalan lari kemana-mana deh. Semua orang udah dapat bagian masing-masing kok!
Libur Lebaran buat aku udah hampir habis.
Minggu depan udah mau masuk kuliah lagi. udah mau UTS lagi...
Jadi, sebelum bikin dosa lagi, aku mo minta maaf kalau ada kalimat-kalimat lisan ataupun tulisan yang menyinggung perasaan pembaca blog aku.
Emang aku orangnya kayak gini lah. Get use to it aja kayaknya. LOL.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Life is UNFAIR!!!

Why???
Why life is so unfair???

I really don't care that today is supposed to be a holy day and everything.
I am very disappointed in life...

How come Meg Cabot is coming to Singapore when I'm NOT there???

better yet, why can't Meg Cabot come to Indonesia instead of Singapore???

Life is simply UNFAIR!!!


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