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Monday, December 28, 2009

Check out Act Now - Change the Future

Title: Act Now - Change the Future

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Final Week = Movies Week

Yes.
Final exams week means movie week, for me.
This week, I have ONE final exam and THREE take home test. To encounter that, I have been in and out of movies for THREE times!
How nice!

1. The Taking of Pelham 123
I watched the trailer back in June/July on TV and have been longing to watch it since.
I don't care what the critics have said, I personally REALLY like it!
Sure it has lots of bad sides, like poor ending.
The ending was really bad. Too much drama. Too Hollywood-y and it was a bit disappointing.
But other than that, Denzel Washington and John Travolta's acting was INCREDIBLE!!!

other thing that I love about this movie was it teaches something, especially for those stupid Americans.
there were lines that go something like this:
A: "what happened anyway? Terrorists?"
B: "No. They're not terrorist. They are just some plain blackmailers."
A: "No. They are terrorist when ask for money and terror you."

I think that's a really good lesson.
Most Americans think that terrorists are some people from some Arabian countries, believe in Islam, and wear turbans.
they should learn from their fellow Americans the true meaning of terrorist so they don't just generalized everything.
so when my mom going abroad with her hoed, she doesn't get searched like she hide something in her hoed.

over all, good work, Denzel Washington and John Travolta!!!
Can't wait for your next work!

2. Ninja Assassin
This is the second movie that I watched this week.
I watched it spontaneously after I was done with the one and only final I had to write this week.
The movie was a disgusting one. Blood was splattered everywhere. Heads were flying, arms were cut, and many more disgusting things happened.
It's a really good movie. It's just not my kind of movie.
The story was a really good drama. Of course, the good guy was not able to be killed or die. It is just a simple fact that I have to accept.
I think Rain looked really ugly and really gay with that hairstyle. sure he has a damn hot body. but his long hair is a very big no-no.

the thing that made me wonder tho, why there isn't any complains from the real Ninja associations from Japan? I mean, if I was a ninja, I think the movie put a huge insult into the true meaning of ninja.
To see ninja is trained to be an assassin is a really big insult. It's almost similar to irresponsibly translate Al-Qur'an and wrote that husbands are allowed to hit their wives. In other words, it generalizing that any husbands can hit their wives randomly.
Well, that's just me, I guess.

3. Avatar 3D
Okay. This by far is the most amazing 3D movie that I have watched in the cinema so far.
I mean. I can't say anything else better than that!
amazing movie!!!

The story was not the crappy, random one that is used in many so-called great movies.
the effects is not just simple plain effects. It has been called the revolutionary effect in Hollywood.
All the little details are amazing.
everything about the movie was amazing.
I need to stop writing and let you all watch it by yourselves.

So there,
the three movies that I watched.
I should probably get back to studying instead pf going back and forth to the cinemas.

How big is the impact of having a partner?

That is a really big question.

Is it that big, it makes you spend a lot amount of money for your partner?

Is it that big, it makes you ignore your family?

Is it that big, it makes you think about your partner all the time and forget your own needs?

Is it that big, it makes you drive from one city to another?

Is it that big, it makes you wait for them even when they ignore you?

Is it that big, it makes you abandon your job?

Is it that big that you sacrifice your friendship?

Is it that big, it makes you have a second thought when you wanna break up even the truth is your relationship doesn't work anymore?


I hope, I just hope, when it comes to my time of having a boyfriend, I wouldn't go gaga on him that I would do any of the above.
Shame.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Things My Dad Wants Me To Know

If she was running away, and not running - arms wide - towards the world, she was running away from responsibility and pressure and obligation. And she wondered why the whole world didn't have the sense to do the same thing. Surely, she was the sane one?

Amanda - Things I want my Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble p. 69

anak SMA

Hal ini bukan baru terjadi sekali.
Bukan juga terjadi di tempat yang sama, berulang kali.
Hal ini cukup mencengangkan hati.

Tukang salon: "Aduh rambutnya tebel banget..."
Aku (senyum-senyum): "Rambut adik saya lebih tebal lagi kok."
Tukang salon: "Wah, jarang loh yang kayak gini... Masih SMA?"
Aku (tambah senyum lagi): "Emangnya keliatan masih SMA ya?"
Tukang salon: "Iya. Emang bukan ya?"
Aku: "Bukan. Udah kuliah."
Tukang salon: "Oh iya? Semester berapa?"
Aku: "Tujuh."
Tukang salon: "Hah? Semester tujuh?! Gak keliatan ih..."
Aku: senyum-senyum kesenengan.

Gak bisa dipungkiri kalau aku seneng banget dibilangin masih keliatan kayak anak SMA.
tapi bukan itu permasalahannya.
Aku sih bukan orang yang gak tau diri ya...
Aku ngerasa wajah dan dandanan aku sesuai umur aja. I'm 22 and proud of it.

Yang aku permasalahkan adalah 'kayak gimana sih emang gaya anak SMA zaman sekarang?'
Emangnya anak SMA zaman sekarang gayanya kayak orang berumur 20-an yah?
atau bahkan mungkin lebih tua?
Se-tua itu kah dandanan anak SMA zaman sekarang sehingga aku yang umur 20-an masih disangka anak SMA?
Trus ya, menurut aku hal ini jadi masalah yang cukup gede karena yang ngasi komentar itu adalah tukang salon. Tukang salon itu berinteraksi dengan orang yang berdandan setiap harinya, jadi menurut aku, mereka punya kredibilitas dan kapasitas yang pas untuk menilai penampilan orang lain.

Wah, aku jadi mikirin dandanan adek aku.
yang menurut aku sama sekali gak kayak dandanan orang berumur 22 tahun. Dandanannya pas aja.
Aku juga jadi mikirin dandanan teman-teman adekku. Well, to be honest, mereka emang gaya-nya selangit. Tapi aku kira itu karena mereka teman-teman adekku. Mengingat sekolah mereka yang agak 'beda', aku kira dandanan mereka yang beda berubah menjadi 'wajar'...
Hmmm....
Ah, anak-anak SMA zaman sekarang...

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Cewek Masa Kini

Ayesh tiba-tiba datang padaku (dan teman-teman lain) dan bilang kalau dia baru dikasih tau sama temennya tentang ciri-ciri Cewek Masa Kini.
Tentu saja (hampir) semua orang tau tentang 3B yang katanya harus dimiliki oleh para wanita ya...
3B = Brain, Beauty, Behaviour.
Kata Ayesh (melalui temannya), sekarang ada kriteria baru yang WAJIB dimiliki oleh Cewek Masa Kini. Kriteria baru ini selanjutnya akan dikenal dengan 5B.


1. BlackBerry
Well, D'OH!!! BlackBerry adalah alat gaul wajib zaman sekarang.
khusus buat cewek-cewek, BlackBerry yang paling OKE, gak lain dan gak bukan adalah BlackBerry Javelin, yang kamera-nya paling bagus, jadi bisa foto-foto dimana-mana dan langsung di-upload ke facebook. LOL



2. Belah Tengah

Gak ngerti juga kenapa rambut Belah Tengah bisa jadi nge-trend lagi bagi Cewek Masa Kini...
Pokoknya, rambut dengan gaya gini tuh jadi tatanan rambut wajib deh. Apalagi kalau ketiup angin, trus langsung dikebelakangin pake tangan. Ngeliatnya juga gaya.




3. Behel
Alias kawat gigi.
Ini sih udah tren dari lama ya.
dari ibu-ibu sampai anak SD aja rebutan buat pakai behel biar gaya.

4. Blonde
Nah, yang ini agak ambigu.
di Indonesia kan gak ada ya cewek-cewek yang berambut pirang, kecuali para BUCERI (BUle CElup sendiRI).
Jadi, kami mengasumsikan blonde ini diartikan sebagai BLOON.
seperti generalisasi yang dilakukan oleh orang-orang di Amerika Serikat sana, biasanya yang berambut pirang itu, agak-agak BLOON.
Kasian ya? kalau mau jadi Cewek Masa Kini harus Blonde atau BLOON dulu... hehehe!


5. Beda
ini juga parameter yang agak ambigu. soalnya BEDA ini bisa dibandingkan sama siapa? atau beda sama apa?
Akhirnya disimpulkan bahwa Beda disini berarti bahwa Cewek Masa Kini itu merasa dirinya berBEDA sama cewek-cewek lain, padahal mereka gak nyadar aja kalau mereka gak ada BEDAnya sama cewek-cewek lainnya.


Itulah 5B yang menjadi persyaratan bagi para cewek agar bisa mendapat gelar Cewek Masa Kini.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat

Buat yang gak ngerti, tulisan ini aku buka dengan sedikit penjelasan dulu ya. 

Aku sekarang sedang menimba ilmu di (katanya) Institut Terbaik Bangsa, yang juga dikenal dengan nama ITB
Nah, di ITB ini, secara kasar, kegiatan kemahasiswaannya terbagi dua, yaitu Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat sama Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Mencar-Mencar

Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Mencar-Mencar itu segala macam kegiatan yang ada di ITB yang diselenggarakan oleh berbagai macam Himpunan Mahasiswa Jurusan atau Unit-Unit Kegiatan Mahasiswa. 
Karena ITB kepanjangan dari Institut Terbaik Bangsa, maka mahasiswanya juga berupa Putra-Putri Terbaik Bangsa. Karena terdiri dari orang-orang yang terbaik inilah, setiap Himpunan Mahasiswa Jurusan dan Unit Kegiatan Mahasiswa selalu punya arogansi dan kebanggaan sendiri-sendiri pada oraganisasinya masing-masing sehingga hampir semua kegiatan sebuah organisasi dilaksanakan sendiri-sendiri. Jarang sekali terlihat adanya kolaborasi antara satu himpunan dengan himpunan lain, atau satu unit kegiatan dengan unit kegiatan lain. 
Karena itulah, kegiatannya namanya Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Mencar-Mencar. 

Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat ini lain lagi. 
Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat ini biasanya dikoordinir sama sebuah kumpulan mahasiswa yang biasanya punya mimpi-mimpi panjang tentang membangun bangsa dan tergabung dalam sebuah kabinet kerja. 
Biasanya Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat ini dilaksanakan karena dirasa ada satu tujuan sama terhadap suatu objek. Misalnya, dirasa ada satu tujuan sama untuk menyambut mahasiswa baru, dibentuklah sebuah Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat
Oh ya, disebut Terpusat juga karena kegiatan ini biasanya diselenggarakan oleh mahasiswa dari berbagai macam jurusan dan dari berbagai macam unit kegiatan. Jadi, ajang Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat ini biasanya jadi pusat kerjasama seluruh mahasiswa ITB yang berasal dari latar belakang yang berbeda-beda. 

Nah, itu dia pembukaannya.
Ceritanya gini: 

Tiga hari yang lalu aku didatangi oleh dua orang mahasiswa yang merupakan panitia dari sebuah Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat. Dua-duanya laki-laki dan dua-duanya nampak punya pemikiran-pemikiran hebat khas mahasiswa yang sering tergabung dalam Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat. 
Kalau kata teman-temanku yang mendengar percakapan antara aku dan dua mahasiswa penggemar Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat ini, "mereka adalah calon-calon presiden."
Yang kemudian ditanggapi oleh temanku yang lain, "Presiden apa? Presiden Indonesia?"
Kami kemudian tertawa terbahak-bahak (tau kan Presiden Indonesia sekarang kayak gimana?). 

Setelah mereka berdua berbicara panjang lebar tentang mimpi-mimpi mereka dan mimpi-mimpi si Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat ini, salah satu dari mereka melontarkan satu pertanyaan:
"Alien, pernah jadi koordinator danus di Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat tahun lalu ya?"
Mataku terbelalak. Aku tidak bisa berkata-kata. "HAH?" adalah satu-satunya suara yang keluar dari mulutku. 
"Kalau gak salah teman kami ada yang bilang kalau Alien pernah tergabung dalam Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat. Atau mungkin waktu itu Alien membantu di divisi lain?"
"HAH? Aku GAK PERNAH ikut-ikutan dalam Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat dalam bentuk apapun!" aku menjawab dengan tegas. 
Kedua mahasiswa yang mendatangiku itu kemudian gantian terlihat kaget. 
"Gak pernah? sama sekali?"
Aku menggelengkan kepala. 
"Kegiatan penyambutan mahasiswa baru pun?" Mereka berusaha meyakinkan diri. 
Aku menggelengkan kepala kuat-kuat. "Gak Pernah."
Mereka bertatapan satu sama lain. 

Gini deh, 
emangnya se-aneh itu ya kalau aku GAK PERNAH dan GAK AKAN PERNAH ikutan Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat?

emangnya salah ya kalau aku gak percaya sama sekali pada Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat jenis apapun? Aku cuma merasa Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat hanya kedok acara mencari jodoh. 
Toh setiap Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat hanya bertahan paling lama satu tahun. Diklatnya berbulan-bulan untuk sebuah acara yang diselenggarakan dalam waktu paling lama tiga hari. Setelah Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat yang diselenggarakan selama tiga hari itu usai, tidak pernah ada kegiatan lanjutan untuk membuat sebuah Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat menjadi sesuatu yang berkelanjutan. 

emangnya salah kalau aku merasa bahwa Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat hanya menjadi ladang pemikiran mimpi-mimpi idealis milik mahasiswa yang belum pernah sama sekali diwujudkan karena mahasiswa memang tugas utamanya adalah belajar secara akademik, bukan membangun bangsa?

dan yang terakhir, emangnya kontribusi di Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat hanya bisa ditunjukkan dengan cara bergabung menjadi panitia? Jadi kacung-kacung yang bersedia ngumpul jam lima pagi dan pulang ke rumah setelah hari berganti? Jadi kacung-kacung yang bersedia bolak-balik Jakarta-Bandung demi mendapatkan dana untuk si Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat ini? Atau malah jadi kacung-kacung yang dikasih gelar 'pembuat konsep' atau 'pemikir' yang bersedia duduk-duduk sampai pagi sambil ngopi dan ngerokok demi mendapatkan suatu konsep pemikiran untuk mewujudkan sebuah Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat?

Maaf deh, kalau aku dirasa gak pernah berkontribusi. 
Halah, buat apa juga aku minta maaf? Aku gak merasa salah kok. 

Intinya, selamat bekerja deh buat teman-teman yang berkontribusi di Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat!
Semoga aja Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat kali ini bisa terus berkelanjutan, bukan cuma kegiatan yang dilaksanakan karena DIKTI lagi kebanyakan duit dan kehabisan ide cara menghabiskannya selain mengkorupsinya. Semoga aja Kegiatan Kemahasiswaan Terpusat kali ini bisa mewujudkan mimpi-mimpi para konseptornya sehingga bisa membangun bangsa dengan lebih baik. 
Aku bantu dengan doa aja.   

Kris Allen

I just got his self-titled first album last weekend. 
sorry to say, I don't like it

I was really surprised when I heard the album. 
For me, it wasn't very ear-catchy. I didn't get any songs when I first heard it. 
I was actually disappointed. 

Then I listened to it for the second time. 
I finally 'got' the hit song, "Live Like We're Dying".
I also 'got' the recycled "Heartless", which was surprisingly similar to The Fray's version. 
which upset me, actually. 
but other than those two songs, I was still disappointed on the whole album. 

I just really 'don't get it'. 
Kris Allen's performances on American Idol Season 8 were always very simple but charming. 
In this album, I only got his simplicity but not his charm. 
For me, I think the album was just a typical pop singer's album. Nothing very special about it. 

One thing that disappoint me the most was the one sentence he said in one of his interviews post his Idol winning. 
He said something like, "When I make a record, I want to do something like 'Ain't No Sunshine' in my record."
When his record finally released, it sure ain't nothin' like "Ain't No Sunshine". 

The other downside about the album was the album cover. 
He doesn't look handsome in it. He's so far away from the 'good looking' title. He wasn't charming at all. 
I'm a normal girl and for me, it is very disappointing. 

I simply don't like the album. 
I think it's too simple. I think Kris Allen's voice is surprisingly too similar to Danny O'Donoghue from The Script.
I think the full version of Heartless is surprisingly too similar to The Fray's.
I think all songs in the whole album were written and sung heartlessly. 

Sorry to say, but Kris Allen disappointed me.  

Sunday, November 22, 2009

8EH Radio ITB

Selama nge-blog, aku rasanya jarang sekali cerita tentang 8EH Radio ITB. 
Hal ini aku rasa cukup aneh, soalnya 8EH Radio ITB itu sangat dekat dengan kehidupanku. 

Pagi ini, aku bangun di studio 8EH dan melihat kru 8EH tidur bergelimpangan dimana-mana dan langsung trenyuh. Aku dan teman-teman sayang banget sama 8EH sampai mau tidur kayak sarden di studio yang berantakan...
8EH udah jadi bagian yang sangat penting dalam kehidupanku dan tanpa terasa sudah 3 tahun aku menimba ilmu di 8EH. 

Banyak banget yang aku dapat di 8EH. 
Ilmu-ilmu aplikatif tentang penyiaran radio yang sangat berguna, ilmu-ilmu softskill yang bakalan terpakai sampai aku tua, tempat nongkrong yang oke banget, sampai teman-teman yang emang benar-benar dekat. 

Seru banget lah kalau udah ngomongin 8EH. 
Kata senior-senior dulu, "Di 8EH tuh gak ada barang yang bakalan hilang! Yang hilang cuma harga diri!"
Bener juga. Saking deketnya aku dan anak-anak 8EH, aku dan teman-teman udah gak malu-malu mengungkapkan segala macam hal, yang sangat pribadi sekalipun. Kami udah sering banget menghabiskan waktu bersama, dari pagi hingga pagi lagi sehingga tidak banyak hal yang bisa disembunyikan dari satu sama lain. 

Kata Samuel, "Lo ngapain sih ngambil S2 manajemen? ikutan 8EH aja 3 tahun!"
Baner banget. di 8EH, kemampuan softskill dibidang manajemen terus-menerus dilatih dalam berbagai kegiatan. Berbagai macam permasalahan pernah terjadi di 8EH, mulai yang MT, yang suka overlap kerjaan orang, yang suka cinlok, yang gak enak-an, yang saling nyampah-nyampahin, dan segala macam. Kemampuan setiap kru aktif dalam mengatur berbagai macam hal sangat diuji di 8EH. 8EH tuh layaknya laboratorium praktikum manajemen gratisan. Seru banget!

Kata aku, "Aku selalu cinta orang-orang yang cinta sama 8EH."
Aku gak akan pernah lupa 3 tahun yang gak terlupakan di 8EH Radio ITB. Disana aku banyak banget bertemu orang yang berbeda-beda. Orang-orang ini membantu aku menjadi lebih dewasa, sadar ataupun tidak. 
Kayaknya aku gak pernah cinta sama suatu organisasi melebihi cinta aku sama 8EH Radio ITB. Selalu ada perasaan senang setelah berkumpul bersama teman-teman 8EH, apapun yang kami lakukan. 

Semoga 8EH bisa terus berjaya sampai aku punya cucu kelak. 
Semoga persahabatan aku dengan anak-anak 8EH akan berlangsung selamanya.
Semoga ilmu-ilmu yang aku dapatkan di 8EH bisa aku serap dan aplikasikan dalam kehidupan sehari-hari untuk selama-lamanya. 
 

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Speechless

Feelings are to be felt. 
Not to be written. 

Kakak Kelas Baik

X (seorang adik kelas di jurusan): "Alien, ada temen gue ngomongin lo..."

Alien: "Oh ya??? Masa??"

X: "Iya. Temen gue, si Y"

Alien: "Ngomonginnya gimana?"

X: "Itu... dia ngomentarin lo pas osjur kemarin..."

Alien: "Hah? Oh ya? Ngomong apa dia?"

X: "Katanya lo baik banget..."

Alien (bingung): "BAIK???" (wajah langsung bersinar)

X: "Iya... Katanya kan pas kemarin osjur lo jadi mentor dia. Trus lo kan ngasih tips-tips gitu..."

Alien (senyum-senyum senang): "Oh... yayayaya. Trus?"

X: "Katanya pas angkatan gue lagi dimarah-marahin, lo ngedatengin dia, trus lo ngasi semangat gitu ke dia..."

Alien: tidak kuat menahan tawa dan akhirnya tertawa terbahak-bahak.

X: "Iya, dia bilang ke gue, 'Alien tuh BAIK BANGET yaaaa...'. Gaya banget lo, Al..."

Alien (tertawa terbahak-bahak kesenangan): "Iya... Aku emang baik banget ya..."

Friday, November 20, 2009

Everything Has An End

So, after about 25 years, finally Oprah decided to end her talk show. 

I was really shocked when I read the news on twitter
I immediately rushed to CNN and TIME. 

you can read the full reports on both sites that I mentioned. 

As for myself, I still can believe it until now. 
Oprah's show has taught me a lot of stuff. It has broaden my mind. It has given me a lot of different perspectives on to how to view the world. 
According to Kim Kardashian on her twitter, "wait Oprah is stopping the Oprah Winfrey show in 2011!!! what am I ever going 2 do with my life!!!"
that Kardashian girl, spoke from my heart!

There are many rumors about Oprah is going to handle her OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) after the show. 
but we'll see about that later in the future. 
In the mean time, let's enjoy the show while we can!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Follower

So I'm currently holding an interview for people who would like to be an LO for IVED 2010. 
Through this interviews, I found many-many amazing things. 
This is one of the amazing things that happened: 

Me: "Hello, what's your name?"
X: "My name is XXX, you can call me X."
Me: "Okay. My name is Alien and he's Tomo." (I pointed Tomo out)
X: "I know you're Alien. I actually follow your blog."
Me: (looked dazzle) "WOW. Really???"
X: "Yes. I'm not following your blog by clicking the 'follow' button, but I read your blog."
Me: "WOW. Really???" (Still looked dazzle.)
X: "Yes. I was searching stuff about Environmental Engineering and your blog came on second place, after TL ITB's site."
Me: "WOW! Really?" (I was in shock.)
X: "Yes. I like your blog because you write about everything. You write not only about the good sides of ITB, but also the bad sides."
Me: "WOW! Really???" (I still couldn't believe my eyes and ears.)
X: "Yes. Really." (She was nodding hard.)
Me: "This is AMAZING. FREAKING AMAZING!"

I couldn't believe that strangers actually read my blog and like it. 
I couldn't believe that I can actually meet a stranger who read my blog and like it. 
I think it was a miracle. 

I need to keep writing. 

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Buat Apresiasi Sastra 3

Sendiri


Senyumnya tragis


Suara berlarian di telinga
Cahaya berjatuhan


Derapku sunyi
Angin menampar dingin


Dialog tak berbalas
Tepuk sebelah tangan


Sendi
Ria
N

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Something that I want

this song has been on my iPod for a very long time.
But it was a drive with Diah that got me...
The song really suited my condition right now.
*wink wink*
I just can't stop sing along:
"why do you have to be so cute?
It's impossible to ignore you.
It's bad enough we get along so well..."


Imogen Heap - Goodnight and Go

Skipping beats, blushing cheeks I am struggling
Daydreaming, bed scenes in the corner cafe
And then I'm left in bits recovering tectonic tremblings
You get me every time

Why d'ya have to be so cute?
It's impossible to ignore you
Must you make me laugh so much
It's bad enough we get along so well
Say goodnight and go

Follow you home, you've got your headphones on and you're dancing
Got lucky, beautiful shot you're taking everything off
Watch the curtains wide open
Then you fall in the same routine
flicking through the TV relaxed and reclining
And you think you're alone...

One of these days, you'll miss your train and come stay with me
(Its always say goodnight and go)
We'll have drinks and talk about things,
any excuse to stay awake with you
You'll sleep here, i'll sleep there,
but then the heating may be down again at my convenience
We'd be good, we'd be great together.



Oh GOSH!!!
I wish!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Careful

Thanks to Tirta for introducing this song to me.
He said this is actually an old song, one of the soundtrack for a TV serial called "How I Met Your Mother", one of my favorites actually.

Tirta was all over this song when he first told me.
He sent me bits of its lyrics and asked me to read it through.
Very romantic, indeed. the lyrics.
When I finally downloaded the song, I was a bit disappointed.
It was really slow and I wasn't in the mood for a slow song at that moment.
But after hearing it over and over on my iTunes, I finally get why he likes it so much.
Thanks a lot, Tirta!!!

So here, the lyrics.

Michelle Featherstone - Careful

It's the little things
They pulled me in and I'm defenceless
I try to ignore like I've done before but it's just useless

I've made up my mind that I'm gonna let you in
And I'm not afraid but I have to say

This is gonna hurt if it ever ends
But somehow you out shattered my defence
This is gonna hurt if it ever starts
So promise you'll be careful with my heart

It's the things you do
They made me fall hard for you and I can't help it
And it's every day that I feel this way
So just don't stop it

I've made up my mind that I'm gonna let you in
And I'm not afraid but I have to say

This is gonna hurt if it ever ends
But somehow you out shattered my defence
This is gonna hurt if it ever starts
So promise you'll be careful with my heart

I won't make excuses
They just all seem useless
You don't have the time
I guess I'll take my chances now that I know love is on the line

This is gonna hurt if it ever ends
But somehow you out shattered my defence
This is gonna hurt if it ever starts
So promise you'll be careful with my heart

Careful with my heart
Careful with my heart

Sunday, October 18, 2009

FUCK OFF

IF YOU DON'T LIKE ABOUT ANYTHING THAT I WROTE
PLEASE JUST DON'T COME BACK AND READ MY BLOG

DO NOT COME BACK AND TELL ME TO ERASE ANYTHING!!!
IT REALLY PISSES ME OFF

FUCK OFF AND MIND YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS!

p.s. if i don't respect my friend that much, I would ignore you to death!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Flirty

A: "kamu sekarang udah dimana?"

B: "Udah deket rumah."

A: "Awas hati-hati nabrak..."

B: "Ihhh... Inget aja kamu, aku pernah nabrak."

A: "Inget lah..."

B: "Udah sepi kali jam segini..."

A: "Kan kamu juga malem pas nabrak..."

B: "Iya. Tapi baru jam 8. Sekarang udah di kompleks kok."

A: "Sip. Ditungguin lah sampai masuk rumah."

B: "Hahahaha!"

A: "Kamu kok bisa-bisanya nyetir sambil ngetik."

B: "Iya. Ngebut lagi. Jagoan ya? Bahaya tapi. Hehehe."

A: "Ckckck. Ibumu tau?"

B: "Tau apa nih?"

A: "Ya... ngetik sambil nyetir ngebut."

B: "Udah tau kalau aku suka nyetir sambil ngetik, sambil telponan."

A: "Hoo... Apa katanya?"

B: "Cuma geleng-geleng kepala."

A: "Ckckck."

B: "Aku udah masuk rumah. Selamat, Alhamdulillah."

A: "Fiuh... well done."

B: " :D "

Atheist

Kejadian ini bukan hasil rekayasa dan benar-benar terjadi pada penulis.
Kesamaan nama dan tempat memang disengaja.

Anak Baru 1: "ohh... kakak orang Batak juga??? sama dong kita..."
(pertanyaan yang dilontarkan setelah menegtahui kalau aku punya sebuah marga dibelakang namaku)
Alien: "iya... orang Batak juga. Eh, kalian KMK juga?"
(pertanyaan yang aku lontarkan pada anak baru setelah aku mengetahui asal SMA mereka.
KMK = Keluarga Mahasiswa Katolik)
Anak Baru 2: "Saya aja yang KMK, mereka bedua PMK."
(sambil menunjuk Anak Baru 1 dan 3.
(PMK = Persekutuan Mahasiswa Kristen)
Alien: menganggung-angguk mengerti, kemudian sibuk mengobrol bersama Samuel dan Ravina.

Tiba-tiba terdengar bisik-bisik diantara ketiga anak baru tersebut.
"Si kakaknya PMK atau KMK?"
"Gak tau, tanyain aja..."

Akhirnya...
Anak Baru 3: "Kak, kakak PMK atau KMK?"
Alien: terpana dan ternganga.
Anak Baru 3: "eh... KMK atau PMK atau yang lain?"
Alien: masih terpana dan ternganga.
Samuel: "Alien tuh atheist kali..."
Anak Baru 3: "Oh iya???" (gantian terpana dan ternganga)
Alien, Ravina, Samuel: tertawa terbahak-bahak.
Samuel: "Eh enggak. Alien tuh agnostic..."
Alien: (mendiamkan Samuel) "Enggak kok. Aku Islam."
Ketiga Anak Baru: "Ooohh..." (sambil mengangguk-angguk.)

Setelah hampir 3 tahun lebih di ITB, masih aja dikira non-Islam.
Pertanda supaya aku lebih rajin beribadah kali ya...???

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Meredith Brooks - Bitch

(thanks to The Rebound,
it reminded me again of one very cool old song to rock along.

NICE!!!)

I hate the world today
You're so good to me
I know but I can't change
Tried to tell you
but you look at me like maybe I'm an angel underneath
Innocent and sweet

Yesterday I cried
You must have been relieved to see the softer side
I can understand how you'd be so confused,
I don't envy you
I'm a little bit of everything all rolled into one

I'm a bitch
I'm a lover
I'm a child
I'm a mother
I'm a sinner
I'm a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I'm your hell
I'm your dream
I'm nothing in between
You know you wouldn't want it any other way

So take me as I am
This may mean you'll have to be a stronger man
Rest assured that when I start to make you nervous
And I'm going to extremes
Tomorrow I will change and today won't mean a thing

I'm a bitch
I'm a lover
I'm a child
I'm a mother
I'm a sinner
I'm a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I'm your hell
I'm your dream
I'm nothing in between
You know you wouldn't want it any other way

Just when you think you've got me figured out
The season's already changing
I think it's cool you do what you do and don't try to save me

I'm a bitch
I'm a lover
I'm a child
I'm a mother
I'm a sinner
I'm a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I'm your hell
I'm your dream
I'm nothing in between
You know you wouldn't want it any other way

I'm a bitch
I'm a tease
I'm a Goddess on my knees
When you hurt
When you suffer
I'm your angel undercover
I've been numb
I'm revived
Can't say I'm not alive
You know I wouldn't want it any other way

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Rebound

I spent my Saturday afternoon with Samuel and we ran out things and ideas of stuff to do at around 5 pm.
We walked to Blitz and saw what was on.
We finally decided that we didn't have anything to do and it didn't hurt to watch a movie.
And we decided to watch The Rebound.

I wasn't sure about how Samuel likes it.
but I REALLY LIKE the movie.
I mean it. I really do.

The story was about a woman with two children who was going through a divorce and moving to New York City. It was all about her and her effort on getting back on her own feet.
Long story short, she met a new guy who is much younger than her.
They started going out but she wasn't sure if she would be okay with a younger guy. Plus she was afraid that she would use this younger guy as a rebound because she was fairly upset about her husband. On the other hand, this younger guy was also a divorcee and there was a slight possibilities that she could be his rebound girl too.
They finally broke up and did whatever they needed to do. and at the end, they accidentally got back together again.

It was a really good romantic comedy. Good chick flick.
I mean with Catherine Zeta-Jones's acting. She is one hell of a mother!
The dialogues were wit! the characters were really deep-sinking.
And with the handsomeness that Justin Bartha owns, it was like a complete movie for me.

It tells stories about how women can actually do anything and everything at one time.
It also tells stories about how girls can not be controlled by guys, in any kind of situation, whatsoever, if the girls want to.
It was simply a very well-thought romantic comedy.
With a lot more messages in it, rather than just romance and comedy.

I would recommend this movie to any of my girlfriends.
or to anyone.
GREAT movie!


p.s. anyway, sorry Rav!

Buat Apresiasi Sastra 2

Dambaanku

Sejak siang aku sudah terbayang-bayang wajahmu
Rasa rindu ini membuncah, menggerogoti
Pertemuan kita semalam sepertinya belum cukup
Ditambah lagi, aku belum sempat pamit tadi pagi.

Mataku meredup perlahan
Aku merasa jiwaku melayang
Walaupun hanya membayangkan
Tapi aku sudah mabuk kepayang

Bahumu adalah sandaran terindah
Kau tidak pernah menyerah
Walaupun saat berat badanku bertambah
Kau malah menyambutku dengan tangan pasrah

Indahnya dunia saat ku dipelukmu
Rengkuhanmu begitu hangat bagiku
Mengistirahatkan benakku
Ragaku ditentramkanmu

Bersama kita membangun mimpi
Tenggelam di dalam alam tidak sadar diri
Berdekatan rapat seperti sepotong inti
Berjanji selalu bersama hingga ku mati

Tidak sabar rasanya aku untuk pulang
Berlari ke pelukanmu yang menungguku dengan sabar
Sudah kubayangkan diriku akan terjatuh
Dan membiarkan Tuhan mengistirahatkan ruhku

Tempat tidurku,
Kaulah dambaanku.


puisi ini mengundang banyak kontroversi.
padahal cuma terbentuk di dalam sebuah kelas Manajemen Teknik Lingkungan yang sangat bikin ngantuk. hahahahha!

what do you need boyfriend/girlfriend for?

I heard so many story about how suck my friends' boyfriends and girlfriends lately.
and now I get to the point of wondering:
what do you need a boyfriend/girlfriend for?

I mean, honestly people,
what do you need a boyfriend/girlfriend if your relationship is based on pity?
why do you hold on to that relationship just because you are afraid that the other person is gonna hurt?
it is simply a risk of creating a temporary relationship.
you should know from the start that there will be some point in your life when you and your boyfriend/girlfriend have to separate from each other.
Sure it's gonna hurt, but to hold on to it will definitely hurt you more.

other thing is,
what do you need a boyfriend/girlfriend who does not understand you?
when you want to drive your own car so you can easily come and go independently, your boyfriend/girlfriend should understand that.
when you would prefer to go with your friends rather than your boyfriend/girlfriend, he/she should understand that, because friendship is forever while loving your boyfriend/girlfriend can be temporary.
and when you have boyfriend/girlfriend, who said that there would be no boundaries between the two of you? You two need some privacy, some space between each other, that is why understanding each other is very important.

plus this little things,
what do you need a boyfriend/girlfriend who can't take care of his/herself?
Do you have to pick her up all the time?
do you have to wake him up every morning?
Do you have to check whether she has had dinner or not, like everyday?
do you seriously have to constantly remind him of the danger of smoking?
If he/she can't take care of his/herself, he/she wouldn't be able to take care about you.

Last thing,
what do you need a boyfriend/girlfriend who doesn't listen or, even worst, talk?
I thought one of the purposes of having a boyfriend/girlfriend is to have someone you can talk to and listen to, whenever you need him/her.
what do you need a boyfriend/girlfriend if you still tell all your life stories to your friend(s)?
what do you need a boyfriend/girlfriend who's not listening to your story, or even worse not saying anything to respond to your stories?
I thought the effort has to be mutual. so when the other person refuse to help out, by not listening and talking, why do you still have to keep it going?

as crazy as it is,
these whole problems that my friends are facing about their boyfriends/girlfriends made me think that the whole concept of platonic relationship makes more sense.
And I hate myself to think that.
I'm a conservative woman. I need my (future) guy to 'say the words' to mean what he feels about me. and platonic relationship with my paradigm don't fit together, so it's pretty complicated.

So, to my friends, wherever you are,
if you think there will be no future with your current boyfriend/girlfriend, break up!
we're still young!
would you stuck with a person you don't even like for an even longer time?
there are a lot more fishes to catch!!!

Friday, October 09, 2009

Buat Apresiasi Sastra 1



Dia Datang dan Pergi


Dia datang padaku dengan tiba-tiba
Bagai salju yang datang dibulan Juni
Suhu disekelilingku menurun drastis
Memaksa bulu kudukku berbaris tegak

Dia datang padaku tanpa tanda
Bagaikan gempa di Padang
Memberikan aku guncangan yang keras
Mempuat aku terpana

Dia datang padaku dengan seenaknya
Bagaikan hujan di bulan September
Turun sebelum waktunya
Saat aku sedang tidak punya tempat berteduh

Dia kemudian pergi

Dia pergi meninggalkanku dengan tiba-tiba
Bagai angin di bulan Oktober
Tidak terdengar datangnya,
Namun ketika pergi meninggalkan dingin di kulitku

Dia pergi meninggalkanku tanpa tanda
Bagai maling profesional
Sukses mengambil barang
Tanpa ketahuan

Dia pergi meninggalkanku dengan seenaknya
Bagai kucing kampung liar
Yang segera pergi setelah perutnya kenyang
Dan selalu kembali lagi saat perutnya lapar.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

I should stop...

... telling my friends stories
... listening to my friends' hypothesis
... creating a scenario in my head.

I really should stop...

Sunday, October 04, 2009

we are made for each other

Congratulations, you and your MacBook Pro were made for each other.

That was the very first sentence that was written in the little manual book that came with my new laptop.

Yes. I finally got a new laptop.
and not just a new laptop, not just any laptop.
I got the MacBook Pro.

What else can I say???
except "Thank God" and "Thank you so much, dad, mom!"

So yeah, goodbye my little VAIO!!!
Hello MacBook Pro!!!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

The Current Catchiest Song

Thanks to my friend, Fleuri Paramita Aprianti, I finally found out about this song!
Chairlift - Bruises

I tried to do handstands for you
I tried to do headstands for you
Every time I fell on you
Yeah
Every time I fell

I tried to do handstands for you
but every time I fell for you
I'm permanently black and blue
Permanently blue for you

I tried to do handstands for you
I tried to do headstands for you
Every time I fell on you
Yeah
Every time I fell

I tried to do handstands for you
but every time I fell for you
I'm permanently black and blue
Permanently blue for

You
Ooh
For you
Ooh
So black and blue
Ooh
For you
Ooh

I grabbed some frozen strawberries
so I could ice your bruisy knees
But frozen things
They all unfreeze and now I taste like

All those frozen strawberries
I used to chill your bruisy knees
Hot July ain't good to me
I'm pink and black
And blue for you

I got bruises on my knees for you
And grass stains on my knees for you
Got holes in my new jeans for you
Got pink and black
And blue

Got bruises on my knees for you
And grass stains on my knees for you
Got holes in my new jeans for you
Got pink and black
And blue for

You
Ooh
For you
Ooh
So black and blue
Ooh
For you
Ooh

Do-doo-do-do-do

Friday, October 02, 2009

chasing the pavements that were built to last

Adele - Chasing Pavements

I've made up my mind
Don't need to think it over
If I'm wrong I am right
Don't need to look no further
This ain't lust
I know this is love

But if I tell the world
I'll never say enough 'cause it was not said to you
And that’s exactly what I need to do if I end up with you

Should I give up or should I just keep chasing pavements
Even if it leads nowhere or would it be a waste
Even if I knew my place should I leave it there
Should I give up or should I just keep chasing pavements
Even if it leads nowhere

I build myself up and fly around in circles
Waiting as my heart drops and my back begins to tingle
Finally could this be it

Or should I give up
Or should I just keep chasing pavements
Even if it leads nowhere or would it be a waste
Even if I knew my place should I leave it there
Should I give up or should I just keep chasing pavements
Even if it leads nowhere

Melee - Built to Last

I've looked for love in stranger places
but never found someone like you
someone whose smile
makes me feel I've been holding back
and now there's nothing I can do

cause this is real, and this is good
it warms the inside just like it should
but most of all
most of all, it's built to last
it's built to last

all of our friends
saw from the start
so why didn't we believe it too?
now look, where we are
you're in my heart now
and there's no escaping it for you

cause this is real, and this is good
it warms the inside just like it should
but most of all
most of all, it's built to last

walking on the hills at night
with those fireworks and candlelight
you and i were made to get love right

cause this is real, and this is good
it warms the inside just like it should
but most of all
most of all, it's built to last

cause you are the sun in my universe
consider the best when we felt the worst
and most of all, most of all
most of all, most of all,
most of all. most of all
it's built to last


So Adele was still confused about keeping her feelings up,
when suddenly Melee
came to say that
if Adele feels that this is something real, then it is good.
If it
warms up her inside,
Melee believed that Adele's feeling was built to last.


what do I think?

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cowok Ganteng (part III)

Alright...
perkenalkan, dibawah ini ada satu lagi cowok ganteng yang aku 'temukan'.
Namanya Fahmy, anak Fisika Teknik ITB 2007, kru 14 8EH Radio ITB dengan jabatan Business Manager.
Kata orang-orang banyak mirip Afghan, si penyanyi itu.
Trus orang-orang juga banyak yang bilang dia ganteng, terutama cewek-cewek.
Aku sih gak nyadar karena dulu terlalu 'terpana' sama Daniel.
Trus si Fahmy juga kemarin-kemarin hobi banget rambut gondrong plus pake bando, jadi norak dan kampungan gitu.

Tapinya ya, tadi sore pas aku ketemu dia pertama kali...
Subhanallah... GANTENG BANGET!!!
beneran ini mah!
GANTENGGGGGGGGGG!!!
nih fotonya!


Agak sedikit blur dan ber-backlight.
nanti akan aku ganti fotonya sesegera mungkin.
I was too excited to realize it then. LOL

Aduh, gimana ini?
cowok-cowok kok makin muda makin ganteng aja sih???

Pomalaa

Right before I went back to my real hometown back in a very secluded village in North Sumatra, I claimed that 2009 is officially my very own Visit Indonesia Year.

Without even realizing it, this year alone, I have been to very many places in different islands in Indonesia.

Back in April, I went to Jogjakarta, Central Java, for a long weekend holiday with my family. In June and July I stayed in Balikpapan, East Borneo, for an internship. Last, this month alone, I went to two different islands. The first one was Celebes. I went to the South-East Celebes with dad to see the secluded village that I used to live in back when I was in elementary school. Then I went to my real hometown in North Sumatra.

Sure, I didn’t write anything about Jogjakarta. I have been there too many times and it hasn’t changed that much. I wrote stuff about Balikpapan, but it wasn’t enough to explain my experience for one and a half month. I was just too lazy to explain every single experience that I had. If I have spare time, I would write a lot. We’ll see.


I now want to write about the secluded village in South-East Celebes where I used to live for about 10 years. The village is called Pomalaa. Yes, with double A in the end and both of the A’s are pronounced loudly. So it is actually pronounced Pomala-a (in Bahasa Indonesia).

So how the heck did I end up there? Good question.

Long story short, my dad works in a mining company. It just happens that both of the exploration and production site are located in Pomalaa. So when he was assigned to be located there, the whole family was to follow him.

So how far is Pomalaa from Jakarta? Another good question.

In order to get to Pomalaa, I had to take a two-hours flight to Makassar, South Celebes. Then another 45-minutes flight from Makassar to Kendari, South-East Celebes. Last, it took 3.5-4 hours drive from Kendari to Pomalaa. Pretty long journey, eh?


I haven’t been to Pomalaa since Ramadhan/Eid Mubarak in 2002. It has been 7 years.

And yes, when I got there, a whole lot of things have change, for sure.

I have been to few business trips abroad with my dad. Sure, by the time we got out of the airplane, people would pick us up and take us to places where we were supposed to go. But going to Pomalaa was a totally different story.

The minute we stepped out of the car, people were lining up, waiting to shake hands with my dad. I think they even had a special person to take pictures of who got to shake hands with dad. I was in total shock, especially because I slept in the car almost the whole journey and dad didn’t warn me that any of those would happen. I awkwardly stepped aside, didn’t know what to do.

Then some maid came up to me and greeted me nicely. He showed me my room and let me settle for a bit. I was just sitting by myself, in the back corner chair, near my room, trying to peek on what dad was doing, when people came up to me one after another.

They all kept saying, “Gosh! Look at you! You’re all grown up now!”

They even asked to shake my hands and take pictures with me!

They went on and on about me not coming back to Pomalaa for a very long time, about how I was so small back then, about many changes that happened in Pomalaa, and about all sorts of stuff when I still lived there. I could only reply with a smile. To be honest, I only remember very few people that I met and everyone seemed to know me.

Then people were busy asking me what I would like to do. Everyone was really busy asking me stuff and whether or not I was in the need of something.

I said I simply want to have a detailed-tour in the factory and then I would be very happy.


Good thing that it was all arranged that I was taken on a tour by some practically new employees. They just joined the company for about three years and we haven’t met each other before. So all the talk about what I was like when I was small stopped right there.

The two employees who took me on the tour couldn’t help but smiling when they were around me. I think they were as shocked as I am with all the too-warm welcoming that I just had.They were more relaxed when we finally got away from all those people. They laughed out loud when I said that I only remember one or two people out of all people who came up to me.

Both of them are ITB graduates.Out of my curiosity, I asked them about their reason of working in the company because most of ITB graduates nowadays would prefer to work in multinational or international company because the salary is a whole lot better.

To my surprise, they said that their reason was because they love Indonesia so much and working in a purely Indonesian company like my dad is one way of helping the country out. Very noble reason. The exact same reason of why my dad quit his job in Caltex (now Chevron) to work in his current company.


Going back to the village, I suddenly have various different thoughts about many things.

For example, I never remember that Pomalaa was really small. When I was just a little kid, I felt like Pomalaa was big enough for me. The streets were wide, the golf courts were vast, the jetty was huge, and so on. and my memory of Pomalaa seven years ago was so vivid, because I was really busy having reunion with my elementary friends. Now that I went there again after all these years, after all my other visits to different places, Pomalaa was indeed VERY small.

Other thing that came to my mind was about me not wanting to work after I graduate.

Before my visit to Pomalaa, even after my internship, I really don't want to work after I graduate. By not working, I mean that I don't feel like getting a job and have a career and stuff like that. In my mind, I always want to work voluntarily and travel around the world. The only job that I could think of was that I work in my own company which I built from scratch. I never imagined myself applying to any company and dedicate my whole life to a certain job in a certain company.

But after my visit to Pomalaa, I actually thought of getting a job. Especially a job in an Indonesian company. I have many thoughts of improvement that can be done to push these Indonesian companies to their maximum capacity in order to top the multinational or international company.

This thought is by far the most shocking thought that I have ever had in my entire life!


So there, my visit to a little village called Pomalaa.

It really opened my mind and I appreciate my life and my country even more after that.

The pictures would be on Facebook, as soon as I'm on the mood to upload them. :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Grateful For The Little Things

I am extremely happy for these things:

1. free dinner two nights in a row. (thanks Andhika and Ditta!)

2. my cutie pie crush is single again. (Giri... kya! kya!)

3. holiday.

4. unnecessary chats between my and my all-time-crush. *HUGE GRIN*

5. being trusted as a good listener.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Regain Happiness

"Get mad, then get over it."
by Collin Powell

"If someone you love hurts you, cry a river, build a bridge, and get over it"
Anonymous

"You don't realize how much you care about someone until they don't care about you"
Anonymous

For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, It might have been.
by John Greenleaf Whittier

Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes... just be an illusion.
by Javan

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Speechless

I was born to be ignored.


And I'm tired of being all alone,
and this solitary moment makes me want to come back home
I was born to tell you I love you
And I am torn to do what I have to, to make you mine
Stay with me tonight
Secondhand Serenade - Your Call

Monday, September 07, 2009

Nyetir

"Ngapain nyetir pelan-pelan kalau ngantuk? yah tambah ngantuk...
Ngebut aja!
Kalau ngebut kan kita jadi konsentrasi!"


oleh Alwin Syah Loebis

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Promise

When someone promised to tell you about something,
would you check your cell's inbox every two seconds?
would you check your facebook wall every five minutes?
would you check your personal message inbox every now and then?
would you check your email inbox constantly?
would you even sort through your junk folder, just in case?

would you secretly hoping to bump into this someone on your way to wherever, whenever?

would you wait, but not patiently?

would you be melancholic?

would you say you're pathetic?

exaggerating but flattering

coba klik disini.




jadi malu....

hehehe

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Decision

“It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“A decision is the action an executive must take when he has information so incomplete that the answer does not suggest itself”
Arthur William Radford

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing”
Theodore Roosevelt

Friday, August 28, 2009

Teman Baik (Bagian 6)

Aku baru aja pulang dari buka puasa bareng sama temen-temen waktu lagi KP.
Pulang dari buka puasa bareng itu, aku inget aja kalau aku belum pernah nulis apa-apa tentang teman-teman senasib dan seperjuangan di Balikpapan.
Jadi, untuk menebus itu, aku mau menulis tentang mereka sekarang.

Ceritanya tuh gini,
aku kan inget banget tuh ya aku sampai di Balikpapan tanggal 10 Juni, tapi baru mulai KP tanggal 15 Juni.
Sampai di Balikpapan kan hari Rabu sore-sore tuh. Malam-malamnya masih diajak makan sama bapak-bapak yang ngebantuin aku selama di Balikpapan. Dikasih welcome dinner lagi sama ibu kost, gratis.
Hari Kamisnya, aku ke kantor pagi-pagi. trus balik ke kost-an pas habis ngurusin badge masuk kilang. Nyobain angkot sendirian karena gak ada kerjaan dan kostan mati listrik. Balik lagi ke kantor buat safety induction. Sampai akhirnya balik lagi ke kostan dan internet-an.
Melalui facebook, aku tau kalau Lala, salah satu temen TL aku, juga udah sampai di Balikpapan tapi KP di perusahaan lain.
Malamnya, pas aku mau sms Lala, ternyata Lala udah keburu sms aku duluan, ngajak ketemuan.
Akhirnya hari Jumat kita janjian buat makan siang barengan.

Di hari Jumat siang itulah aku bertemu dengan teman-teman KP-ku yang lain.
Kasarnya sih, ini 'geng' pertama aku waktu di Balikpapan. 'Anggota'-nya ada aku, Lala, Yuni, Lukman, Sky, dan Ipul.
Kita ketemu di hari Jumat, cuma makan siang bareng padahal.
tapi emang dasarnya kita semua cerewet kali ya, jadi pembicaraan kita mengalir lancar.
Dari pertemuan itu, kita langsung janjian hari Sabtu-nya untuk janjian nonton Ketika Cinta Bertasbih.

Seperti yang semua rakyat Indonesia tau, film Ketika Cinta Bertasbih itu kualitasnya sampah bukan main, tapi kami jadi punya banyak bahan obrolan setelah menonton.
Habis nonton, kami belanja buat kostan, makan, dan mengobrol.
Pas mengobrol itulah kayaknya kami jadi makin dekat.

Akhir minggu berikutnya, kami janjian untuk ketemu lagi.
Heboh gitu nentuin kalau kami pokoknya harus jalan-jalan keluar Balikpapan. Apalagi aku dikasih banyak fasilitas berlebih yang sebenarnya bisa aku gunakan jika aku minta.
Trus, ngobrol-ngobrol lagi dan jadi makin dekat.

Puncak kedekatan kami sih, menurut aku, waktu kami jalan-jalan ke Samarinda.
Sebenarnya jalan-jalannya gak melakukan apa-apa dan gak terlalu banyak melakukan hal yang berarti. Cuma foto-foto-an di setiap tempat yang kami kunjungi.
Kunci kedekatan kami sih saat kami sudah mulai berani saling mencela satu sama lain.
Si Yuni yang jadi wanita idaman mas-mas, Sky yang emang agak lama dalam memroses satu informasi dalam otaknya, Lukman yang pendiem tapi sekali ngomong langsung berbobot, Ipul yang digosipin banyak cinloknya, Lala yang heboh sama tugas-tugas dan pengalaman kerjanya, dan aku yang biasa-biasa aja.
(sebenernya aku kena juga diejekin sama mereka dengan gosip-gosip isapan jempol belaka, tapi masa ya aku nulis gosip tentang diri aku sendiri di blog aku???)

Gak nyangka aja, sama-sama kuliah di ITB (kecuali si Ipul) tapi baru bisa kenal di Balikpapan.
Gara-gara saking seringnya menghabiskan akhir minggu bersama, kami jadi deket gitu lagi, sering berbagi cerita lah pokoknya.
Padahal kami belum pernah ketemu sebelumnya dan cuma kenalan di masa KP, tapi udah janjian, pokoknya pas di Bandung harus main bareng lagi.
Sampai akhirnya tadi kami buka puasa bareng gitu.

Aku sih orangnya sangat menghargai pertemanan sejak dulu.
Teman adalah salah satu faktor penting yang bisa membuat aku bertahan hidup, menurut aku.
Jadi tadi pas ketemu rasanya seneng banget. Udah lama gak ketemu dan cerita-cerita, tapi masih aja tetep bisa nyambung dan gak ada momen-momen aneh yang bikin diam.
Belum lagi karena si Ipul gak bisa datang ke Bandung, tadi dia menelepon kita dan ngomong sama kita semua.
Aku jadi agak-agak melankolis kalau udah ngomongin pertemanan, tapi beneran deh, aku seneng banget deh kalau ada temen lain yang juga sangat menghargai hubungan pertemanan kami.

Semoga kita bisa temenan sampai waktu yang lama ya, guys!!!


Baru nyadar ternyata kita foto pas berenam cuma sekali ini loh.
Yang lainnya gantian jadi tukang foto atau kita berenam plus AU.
Artinya kita harus lebih banyak foto-fotoan lagi, guys!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Selamat Datang Minggu Kedua Semester 7!

Setelah dikecewakan dengan perkuliahan di Semester 7 minggu pertama,
aku tidak mengharapkan apa-apa dari perkuliahan minggu kedua ini.

Perkuliahan minggu pertama udah gak ada benernya sama sekali.
Dosen gak ada yang masuk.
Ruangan gak jelas, sampai harus duduk-duduk di lantai.
Absen juga belum dihitung.

Kampungan lah!
bener-bener kayak kuliah di perguruan tinggi negeri.
kuliahnya sesuai harga, murah.
(untuk teman-teman yang masuk melalui jalur USM, maaf ya, mungkin beda perasaannya.
untuk teman-teman yang masuk lewat jalur penjaringan normal-SPMB atau apapun namanya-tapi kurang mampu, maaf ya bukan aku bermaksud sok kaya.)

Belum lagi keadaan kampus yang bener-bener rame.
Aku emang jarang ke kampus pas liburan kemarin gara-gara KP.
Tapi mendekati waktu masuk kuliah, kan aku sering bolak-balik kampus juga.
Gak bisa dibandingkan deh keadaan kampus saat liburan dan saat sekarang.

Pas liburan kampus tuh sepi banget.
Gak ada orang.
Parkiran kosong melompong.
Sekarang, dimana-mana ada orang.
disetiap sudut nongkrong di kampus, pasti ada orangnya.
ditambah lagi dengan ramainya parkiran.
bener-bener keterlaluan deh rame-nya.
Untung aja awal perkuliahan ini dimulai dengan bulan Ramadhan, jadi gak perlu makan siang.
Kalau enggak, mendingan puasa juga tiap hari deh.
Gak akan kebagian makan di kantin di dalam kampus!

Kegembiraanku di semester 7 ini hanya satu: gak ada jadwal kuliah jam 7 pagi!
Kuliah aku paling pagi jam 9, itu juga gara-gara ada jumatan.
Bener-bener deh, I can feel the joy of kuliah siang!

Bener-bener gak terasa udah semester 7 lagi...
Perasaan baru aja kuliah, gak taunya bentar lagi udah harus keluar, sebelum ditendang secara paksa.
Perasaan baru aja sering disinisin sama kakak kelas dengan kalimat, "aduuuhhh... masih anak kecil sih... belum boleh ini... belum boleh itu... manja!"
sekarang malah giliran aku yang sering jadi sinis sama adik kelas yang keliatannya manja.

Semoga aja minggu kedua kuliah di semester 7 ini menghasilkan sesuatu yang berarti.
Semoga aja minggu-minggu berikutnya di semester 7 ini juga menghasilkan sesuatu yang berarti.
Semoga aja minggu-minggu berikutnya di semester berikutnya (8 atau 9 ya????) juga bisa menghasilkan sesuatu yang berarti.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hari Pertama Bulan Ramadhan

cuma aku aja, atau emang jalanan sepi???

Bagus deh...

semoga disepanjang bulan ini, jalanan gak terus-terusan macet, apalagi sebelum buka...

Selamat puasa!
dan selamat berbuka puasa di hari pertama!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Twomovies Today (spoiler ALERT!!!)

I just went to the movies twice.
The first time was The Proposal.
The second time was G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

The Proposal.
I saw the trailer and the 'behind the scene' of this movie few months ago.
I fell in love right away.
I mean, I'm a HUGE fan of romantic comedy and I like (almost) all Sandra Bullock's movies.

The story was hillarious.
It was about Margaret (Bullock) who was very independent and very succesful in her career. She was very focused on her career that she forgot that she actually wasn't an American and she was going to be deported out of USA. In order not to get deported, she asked her assistance Andrew (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her (because to get any type of visa or 'converting' into an American citizen, a very desperate girl can practically married any American guys and she can easily get all the paper work she needs).
Long story short, Margaret and Andrew got a deal to get married, but Margaret fell in love with Andrew's family and she decided she didn't want to hurt their feelings. She ended up telling them that she was marrying Andrew to get what she needs. But then Andrew fell in love with her and it turned out that the feeling was mutual.
In the end, they were really getting married.

It was a really fun movie.
And I extra like it because I get to see it with three of my best-girlfriends: Ravina, Sara, Anie.
We practically couldn't hold ourselves and were laughing really hard.

I specially really like the witty but very funny dialogues.
and the actors' body language and face expressions looked really real and (again) funny.
some details about Alaska was a great open-mind-er. A glimpse of New York life was nonetheless was extremely funny too.
I specially think it's too bad that Bullock actually looked really old in that movie. One of my friends said if she is few years older and she was as the character she was playing, it'd be hard to differentiate her and Andrew's mother. I guess actresses can grow old too. LOL

All in all, every girl should really see this movie.
The movie was very girlie and it got me thinking that no matter how independent a girl is, girl would still fall for love.
LOL

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
One thing about this movie was I have to give credits to Sara first. She was the first one who told me that Channing Tatum was a handsome man. I didn't agree with her the first time she said that. After watching that movie, I just realized that he is pretty darn good looking. LOL

The next thing that I have to give credits to are the writers of this movie. I mean, how can they come up with the idea? the story was pretty complicated and it was pretty detailed.
And then I have to give extra credits to the people who worked on the animation. It was pretty amazing. Samuel, my date for the night said, "it looks really cool! I don't think any Indonesians can top this!"
Last, I have to give credits to the person who got the idea that people can actually talk to hologram of a person and this hologram can do basically anything he/she wanted. I said to Samuel, "if this thing really happens, people don't have to worry about 'long distance relationship' anymore." LOL

What I don't get was the euphoria of 'making sequels' out of a movie.
This movie only needed was the words of "to be continued" at the end of the movie.
I now the economy is currently at the lowest point in the market, but I thought those Hollywood people were filthy rich that they don't need to make extra money out of a movie's sequels.

I still think that it was a good movie.
It'd be worth it if you can get a discount on your movie tickets

Have a GREAT weekend!
Ramadhan Mubarak, everyone!

cin(T)a

Akhirnya aku berhasil juga nonton film cin(T)a.
Film yang sangat fenomenal sekali di kalangan anak ITB.

Bagaimana tidak?
Pengambilan gambar dilakukan di ITB.
Pembuat filmnya lulusan ITB.
Cerita dalam filmnya juga dapat banyak ditemukan di ITB.

Inti ceritanya adalah:
Ada cewek kuliah di tingkat akhir Arsitektur ITB yang bernama Annisa. Annisa ini anak orang kaya dan punya kerja sambilan sebagai pemain film. Cantik, tipe-tipe artis deh pokoknya. Annisa ini agamanya Islam dan berlatar belakang Jawa banget.
Trus ada cowok namanya Cina, tingkat pertama di Arsitektur ITB juga. Cina ini, sesuai dengan namanya, berlatar belakang Cina dan beragama Kristen. Cina ini pintar tapi berasal dari keluarga kurang mampu.
Singkat cerita, Cina membantu Annisa mengerjakan TA-nya. Mereka jadi sering barengan dan ujung-ujungnya suka-suka-an.
Akhirnya gimana?
Apakah Cina dan Annisa bisa bersatu?
Bagaimana dengan perbedaan agama dan latar belakang mereka yang jauh berbeda?
Mengapa Tuhan menciptakan manusia berbeda-beda kalau Tuhan hanya ingin disembah dengan satu cara?
Nonton aja sendiri!

Sebagai film independen buatan orang Indonesia yang kebetulan lulusan ITB, film ini menurut aku berhak mendapat pujian secara keseluruhan berupa "BAGUS".
Alasannya juga cukup banyak.
Gambarnya bagus: kamera-nya mainin zoom-in dan zoom-out gitu, bagus, gak keliatan kampungan pas bibir atau mata doang yang di-zoom-in.
Detail settingnya bagus: paling terpukau deh aku sama bola-bolaan yang dijatuh-jatuhin itu buat nyalain lampu yang dibentuk sedemikian rupa sehingga bisa dibaca, "Bye Cantik".
Dialognya bagus: Aku paling suka rangkaian Hukum Newton versi Cina. Kocak.
Karakternya dibangun dengan bagus: si Cina beneran kerasa Cina Medan-nya dan kesan pernah tinggal di Singapura-nya dapet.
Ceritanya juga bagus: alurnya jelas dan gak sekonyong-konyong.

Sayangnya...
Ada beberapa hal yang ngeganggu banget dalam film ini, contohnya:
Suara si Annisa itu ganggu deh. Loyo gak jelas gitu. Kayak cewek yang butuh dibelai kampungan gitu. Aku sih pengen nampar pipinya sambil bilang, "Woy! semangat dikit dong lo!!!"
Backsound musik-nya ganggu deh. Serius ini mah. Kalau dalam teknik siaran (HUAHAHAHA!) backsoundnya terlalu kenceng.
Ringtone hp-nya Annisa ganggu banget. Beneran deh, ringtone-nya mengingatkan aku sama film One Missed Call.
Debat-debat antara Annisa dan Cina itu bisa ganggu banget. Kalimat-kalimatnya itu kadang terlalu frontal. Aku yang beragama Islam sempet agak risih dibeberapa adegan debat itu.
yang terakhir: Akhir ceritanya GANGGU BANGET! Terlalu banyak tanda tanya, terlalu menyedihkan, keterlaluan.

Ada gosip katanya film ini mau ditarik dari pasaran karena terlalu kontroversial.
Katanya setelah hari Sabtu besok gak bakalan diputer lagi di Blitz.
Tapi itu kan baru katanya...
Jadi, kalau mau nonton, cepetan lah, sebelum hari Sabtu.
Gak rugi kok nonton film ini.
Sedikit tips dari aku: pokoknya jangan membayangkan bahwa film ini adalah sebuah film yang 'wah', jadi jangan menaruh harapan yang terlalu tinggi bila akan menonton film ini.
Selamat menonton!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thanks to TV Stars

As I was writing about my current love affair with the 'mainstream music', I think that I have nothing to loose if I write that I'm in LOVE with the TV stars.

It's not a secret anymore that I'm in LOVE with Disney Channel on the TV cable.
What I haven't mention that much is that I actually REALLY LIKE watching Nickelodeon too.
I may not LOVE Nickelodeon, but I REALLY LIKE it.

Usual things happen when I watch too much TV.
I, not only like the TV programs, also like the stars and the songs.
Well, maybe I don't adore all the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon stars, but I LOVE their songs.
In fact, many of their songs; both of the TV programs theme songs and the stars' own songs.

Having liked the theme songs, I just have got to write in here that their songs have GREAT lyrics.
Take Miranda Cosgrove's Leave It All To Me song, for example.
I know you see
Somehow the world will change for me
And be so wonderful
Live life, breath air
I know somehow we're gonna get there
And feel so wonderful

I will make you change your mind
These things happen all the time
And it's all real
I'm telling you just how I feel

So wake up the members of my nation
It's your time to be
There's no chance unless you take one
And the time to see the brighter side of every situation
Some things are meant to be

Amazing aren't they?
I mean, they make teenagers listen to these lyrics every day.
They are asking the teenagers to GET THERE and FEEL WONDERFUL.
They are encouraging teenagers to CHANGE THEIR MINDS and TO WAKE UP, TAKE A CHANCE, and BE POSITIVE.
what an amazing song for teenagers!

and then there's another GREAT song.
It's called Found a Way by Drake Bell.
I never thought that it'd be so simple but
I found a way, I found a way
I always thought that it'd be too crazy but
I found a way, I found a way
Now that I know that anything's possible
I found a way, I found a way
If you open up your mind
See what's inside
It's gonna take some time, to realize
But if you look inside, I'm sure you'll find
No one cares what you give
You know you gotta live like you wanna live
When it's time to be free
You know you gotta be what you wanna be

This song is telling teenager that it is SIMPLE and NOT TOO CRAZY if we want to LIVE LIKE WE WANT TO LIVE.
it also says that it is SIMPLE and NOT TOO CRAZY if we want to BE WHAT WE WANT TO BE.
the best thing that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
what more encouragement do you need to encourage teenagers?

and the last song is my CURRENT FAVORITE song!
Miley Cyrus - The Climb.
I can almost see it
That dream I’m dreaming but
There’s a voice inside my head sayin,
You’ll never reach it,
Every step I’m taking,
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking but I
I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an up-hill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb

The struggles I’m facing
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes might knock me down but
No I’m not breaking
*I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I’m gonna remember most yeah
Just gotta keep going
And I, I gotta be strong
Just keep pushing on

Keep on moving
Keep climbing
Keep the faith baby
It’s all about
It’s all about
The climb
Keep the faith
Keep your faith

Not only this song reminds me about how cute Lucas Till was in Hannah Montana The Movie when he said "Life is a climb", this song has a very GREAT meaning.
You just have to HEAR the song and READ the lyrics.
You'll see what I mean.

All I can say is: what more encouragement you need to hear?
Plus, I say: Thanks so much TV stars!

So, the members of my nation, wake up with me?
let's climb this life and see that anything's possible!

Monday, August 10, 2009

My Kind of Boy

I just thought that it'd be some kind of fun thing to do...

Copy and paste this into your notes, delete my answers, type in your answers and tag 20 of your friends here in facebook to answer this. Then see what happens.

if you a guy- post this as my kind of girl..
if your a girl- post it as my kind of boy..

1. Do you need him/her to be good looking?
well... NEED is such a strong word...
if we click, I think I would see the good look in him.

2. Smart?
It IS A MUST!

3. Preferred age?
I would like a guy who are at least the same age as I am.

4. Preferred height?
he has to has at least the same height as me. AT LEAST.

5. How about sense of humor?
HELL YEAH! I NEED a guy who can make me laugh.

6. How about piercings?
guys with piercings are so gay, I think. So, NO.

7. Accepts you for who you are?
well... DUH!
but I'm open for criticisms.

8. Pink hair?
WTF???

9. Mushy or no?
HELL NO!

10. Thin or fat?
Enough, I guess.

11. Black, Brown or White (skin color)?
it doesn't really matter.
I don't judge people by their skin color anyway.

12. Long hair or short hair?
as short as possible (like what they have in the military), but not bald.

13. Plastic or metal?
okay... what kinda question is this exactly???

14. Smells good?
oh yeah... he'd better smell good with or without perfume.

15. Smoker?
NO FREAKING WAY!
if he can't appreciate himself with smoking, how can he appreciate me?

16. Drinker?
what kinda beverages we're talking about in here?
if it's non-alcoholic ones, it's gonna be okay.
if it's alcoholic ones, I guess when he drinks it occasionally and still manage not to get drunk, it'll be okay.

17. Girl/Boy-next-door type?
yeah, why not?

18. Muscular?
hmmm... nah... as long as he has enough in his body, I don't mind if he's not muscular.

19. Plays piano?
sure... why not?

20. Plays bass and/or acoustic guitar?
I personally think guitar is more romantic than bass or piano. so, yeah...

21. Plays violin?
whoa... I can't say no to that.
I still think guitar rocks the best.

22. Sings very good?
it doesn't have to be "very".
only "good" is enough.

23. Vain?
of course not.

24. With glasses?
he would look a bit more intelligent, so sure...
but if he's not wearing any, why push?

25. With braces?
I prefer no.
but his teeth are supposed to be in an 'okay' order though...

26. Shy type?
PLEASE NO!!!
I'm gonna be tired of initiating a conversation.

27. Rebel or good boy/girl?
as I'm such a good girl, I would also like a good boy, please...

28. Active or passive?
if I happened to meet Mr. Right, I'm praying for him to be an active person.

29. Tight or bomb?
depends on the situation, I guess.
I'm not a jumpy kinda person to be exact too.

30. Singer or dancer?
singer.
if he dances incorrectly, he has some possibilities to look very gay.

31. stunner?
enough to stun me anyway.

32. Hiphop?
sure.
I like hip hop. why can't he?

33. Earrings?
as I consider guys with piercings are gay.
then guys with earings are more gay-er.

34. Mr/Ms. count-my-ex-boyfriends/girlfriends-until-you-drop?
It would be nice to know about our each other's past relationships. But to bring it on the table everytime, I think I'm gonna puke.

35. Dimples?
no problem for me.

36. Bookworm?
I consider it slightly a must.
how can I expect someone smart who is not a big reader?

37. Mr/Ms. love letter?
one or two ocassionally would be romantic.

38. Playful?
not with other girls, please...

39. Flirt?
if he dares to do it with other girls, I'd be on fire.

40. Poem writer?
again, one or two ocassionally would be romantic.

41. Serious?
I'm a very serious person. I take (almost) everything very seriously. So, yeah.

43. Painter?
sure, why not?
he'd be doing it alone, though...

44. Religious?
He has to believe in the same religion as I am.
can he be religious but able to party hard too? because that's the kind that I like. LOL

45. Someone who likes to tease people?
I prefer not.
Him being funny is enough.
Teasing can be pretty risky.

46. Computer games geek? Or internet freak?
I don't like the words "geek" and "freak" that follow "computer" and "internet".

47. Speaks 20 languages?
oh God!
he'd be over-intelligent!
I think he'd be creepy.
around 5-10 languages are more than enough.

48. Loyal or faithful?
both, please.

49. good kisser?
Kissing is a big part of a relationship, so how can I appreciate the relationship if he doesn't appreciate the kissing?

50. loves children??
he just have to love our children (or child, if we only have one). That's enough for me.

the tags will be on my Facebook!