Part 1: She Knows He Knows

He touched her finger that was still pointed at his chest, "Still manage to scare the day out of me, I see." She smiled. Too sweetly. "Are you trying to get us killed? Not a good day to die, you say?".

How To Cross Road In Margonda

Somebody should publish this kind of booklet long before I even got enrolled in University of Indonesia. Duh! 1. If there's eventually a traffic light for passerby, please DO pay attention. It's not there for decoration purpose (only).

Dream High

Once upon a time, in one particular high school, lived one particular girl student. Let's call her Suzy. Not only that she got the looks, she also had the wealth and singing talent and lots of antis. All things other girls could only imagine.

Story From Far Java

On my last visit to Jogja (seriously this city has something captivating), I happened to visit Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat and Kraton Surakarta in one-day-trip to Solo.

Letting Go

The big question of letting go bugged my mind around these last couple of months. Some things.. are they worth to keep, or should I let them go. Think I'm pretty good of letting things go, but when inputs and comments started to coming in, I'd have to reconsider my decision.

Monday, January 28, 2008

I saw it.. gory blood-drenched one..

Okay, so this time I'm going around some old stuff movies, say like Saw. Actually, I've never actually been built to be a fond-of-gory-movie type of person, but it came out unintentionally. So to speak. Anyway, Saw had caught my attention at its first chapter, not because of the blood-spill and sick murder in it, but more to psychological crime Jigsaw (the bad guy) made.

He can kill somebody without actually killing them. That's... somewhat cool.

And the ending, don't forget about the ending. I luuurrve it, especially because it was a bad ending =D

Then there goes the Saw II, another sequel from other selling movies, or so I thought. It turned out that the first 3 minutes of that movie enchanted me so bad; I can't even take my eyes out of it (figuratively speaking). For you guys who have watched Saw II gotta know what I mean =P

Again, Saw II provided a nice ending, leaving my jaw hanging open, felt pity and satisfied at the same time. Nice plan, Jigsaw!

However, I don't really like the tres-quel (???) of Saw, which (not surprisingly) entitled as Saw III. The plot is somehow weird, a bit maksa, and not to mention the lame plot, lame theme, lame blood-spilling (it was nearly down to none, exception goes for the angelic hook for Detective Kerri) and lame ending.

Ngga suka ah, dulu setiap kali ada karakter yang nemu kaset dari Jigsaw dan started to play it, I got thrilled. What kind of task this time? But oh no no, di Saw III it was literally plain, we're being led the whole hallway, with no surprises. Bahkan endingnya yang bilang kalo Jigsaw menyekap anak cewenya di suatu tempat tanpa makanan dan minuman, buat gue sih maksa. Selip-selipin dikit biar seru.

Anyhoo, gue suka cara sutradaranya ngasi ending di Saw I and Saw II. Lucu de. Kalo di Saw I, kan endingnya tuh dia tetep terkurung di tempat awal. Kalo di Saw II, tokohnya akhirnya terperangkap di exact same place dengan yang di ending Saw I. Lucu kaan?

Nah, recently one of my generous colleague gave me the Saw IV. Wicked! Jigsaw is already dead, what's left of him? Nothing but the same detailed murder-not-really crime. Huahahahaha. It's been a long time, pertama kalinya gue nonton Saw lagi setelah beberapa lama, I nearly missed the frightening moment when you're about to see someone get killed. Fiuh.

Anyway, after seeing it, I got to tell you, folks, this Saw IV is somewhat got deeper meaning that the previous. Damn, I like how the plot goes, how the timeframe is not absolute (or rather a bit confusing), and the shock I received afterwards. Waw, SAW has returned, guys!
In this movie, you'll be served in detail information about previous three movies, why Jigsaw chose the pig mask, what is Jigsaw's life background, etcetera etcetera... Nice.. I assume there will be the next Saw movie. Hmm, looking forward to it... Hehehehe...

Teruuus... baru-baru ini juga akhirnya gue bisa nonton yang namanya Pan's Labyrinth. And it goes right up into my favourite movies list. Why? Because the surrounding aura in the movie was nice, it's beautifully packed in a gory-tales sort of thing, if you know what I mean. It's not just about some fairy creatures, but it is also about the irony held between life in a fairytale and life in real world. And a horror real world it is.

Like it, truly like the ending, made me wonder sadly, does the fairytale world she's been living with real, or it's just another example of high imagination a kid could possibly have. Not recommended for youngsters though, there's a lot of blood in my humble opinion. For this kind of movie...

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Gossip?

Gossip Girl

Now that is a fairy tale decided to come up to the surface. Rich kids, poor kids, cinderellas, step sisters, frog princes, practically anything you ever imagined in Disney world, but only this one is in metaphor item.

The story was about two rich girls, Serena and Blair, also known as S and B (what is with the initial name calling anyway?) who happened to be a major hot chick (and bestfriends) in Upper East Side Manhattan, also branded as the queens, although according to Gossip Girl (I refer to a character not the title) they are not very much in healthy relationship (at first).

And then there comes the male characters, the rich boys, one bad, one good, named Nate (from Nathaniel, whose name I adore) Archibald and Chuck (from Charlie) Bass. You obviously could tell which one is the good one and which one is the bad, only by their name.

Do not forget the poor boy, Dan Humphrey, whose childhood love -Serena- suddenly pay notice to his bloody existence. Ini parah banget, soalnya eventhough dia sekolah di private school yang sama dengan those kids previously mentioned, no one seemed to know that he is exist. Kocak de. Quoted: Who are you again?

Cerita yang menyenangkan for a simple minded girl like me. Sejauh ini ngga ada karakter-karakter melodramatis kaya di sinetron Indonesia, ngga ada karakter yang jahat banget sampe bikin yang nonton males (personally I despise such character), ngga ada twisted path in stories, no bad things, only good things.

Yang lucu dari series ini adalah (again) koleksi baju-bajunya yang bagus, mulai dari seragam SMU (how I love private school, aaaah, Harry Potter n stuff, aaaah) yang ada dasinya dan corak kotak-kotak, coat yang suka dipake bareng ama seragam sekolahnya (and they got -logically- thousand of coats collection), footwear yang lucu dari strap heels sampe boot selutut yang dipake Serena ke sekolah *mauu*, trus dailywear yang rada-rada designer collection secara mereka pake baju tu ngga pernah yang standar like jeans and t-shirt yah, and jangan lupakan juga scarfs dan masks. Yep, you read me correctly, there is this masked ball once held in one of the episode and damn, topeng yang dipake tu keren-keren. Mulai dari yang ada tongkat pegangannya ala Marie Antoinette, sampe topeng sebelah muka buat cowo yang kaya Phantom of The Opera (okeh, gue ngarang).

And then, I do like all the witty dialogue. Huahahahaha, apalagi setelah karakter Logan Echolls di Veronica Mars.
Quoted:
C: How do you think I feel? I have not slept, I feel sick, like there is something in my stomach... fluttering...
B: Butterflies? *cynical* Oh no no no, no this is not happening.
C: No one is more surprised or ashamed than I am!
B: C, you know that I adore all of Gods creature, and the metaphors they inspire... but butterflies? They have got to be murdered.

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Enuff with the series, let us move on to something more... personal...

Hari ini gue dateng ngantor dengan kaos dan jeans dan dengan suksesnya membuat semua mata memandang ke arah gue dan begonya gue ngga kepikiran WHY-ARE-THEY-STARING-AT-ME-LIKE-I-AM-AN-ALIEN-OR-SOMETHING dan ternyata sodara-sodara ini hari Kamis ya? Bukan Jumat???

~stupid...

Friday, January 11, 2008

Golden Compass

Just two days ago I got some spare time to (finally) go to the movie and see the mighty Golden Compass with my own eyes.

Well.. for a person who have read the book, (again) the movie is not as compelling as I thought, and by that I mean yes the director didn't put much effort to include 5W1H in the movie.

And I was pretty much dissapointed sih ya... hmm, dia tu kurang ngejelasin gmana aturan maen di dunia itu, gmana sebenernya human n demonnya itu berinteraksi, dia ngga ngejelasin kalo human is not spose to touch other's demon, kalo human n demon dipisahin dari jarak berapa meter efeknya seburuk apa, dia bahkan ngga ngasi tau Dust itu apa seh?

Coba ya, mana ada informasi kalo Golden Compass itu yang ngegerakin sebenernya adalah Dust?

Bahkan gue sebel dengan introduction the witch - Serafina Pekalla yang cuma seiprit gtu doang. Bukunya jauh lebih detail and jauh lebih panjang and jauh lebih jelas adegannya daripada filmnya. Daaaaan... napa itu ending baru kaya gtu doang? Seenggak-enggaknya Harry Potter aja berending sama di buku dan film, lah Golden Compass?

Lyra Belacqua spose to see the mighty father (yang btw napa pake cukur segala? Daniel Craignya jadi aneh) and see kedoknya tu bokap dan intentionnya tu begimane... gmana hubungan nyokap dan bokapnya yang sebenernya.. dan masih banyak lagi...

Yah, I gave 6 out of 10, only because pemeran si anak kecil Billy Costanya lucu.. hehehehe...

Friday, January 4, 2008

Nu year wishes

God grant us this year a wider view,
So we see others' faults through the eyes of You.
Teach us to judge not with hasty tongue,
Neither the adult ... nor the young.

Give us patience and grace to endure
And a stronger faith so we feel secure.
Instead of remembering, help us forget
The irritations that caused us to fret.

Freely forgiving for some offense
And finding each day a rich recompense.
In offering a friendly, helping hand
And trying in all ways to understand;

That all of us whoever we are ...
Are trying to reach an unreachable star.
For the great and small ... the good and bad,
The young and old ... the sad and glad

Are asking today; Is life worth living?
The answer is only in, loving and giving.
For only Love can make man kind
And Kindness of Heart brings Peace of Mind.


taken from talk.livedaily.com Author - Helen Steiner Rice

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Tahun Baru tu suppose to be a lighter and brighter year, betul? So, semangaaaat teman-teman!!!

The weirdest nu year I've ever been through, tergeletak di rumah sakit gara-gara digigit nyamuk, udah diniatin tidur jam 10 malem, selain untuk mengurangi efek depresi karena lagi dirawat, tapi juga karena ngantuk. Hehehe...

Di rumah sakit itu saya dapet temen baru ^__^ Hurray! Seorang anak cewe dengan marga yang sama (and yes, gue langsung ditodong pertanyaan 'Hutagalung mana?' dari dia, emaknya, dan bapaknya. Buset... emang ada berapa Hutagalung di dunia ini?)

Umur kita sama dan yang bikin gue gubrak tuh, namanya Susan... hahaha... jadi gini, waktu gue dirawat, temen kantor gue kan dateng, namanya Susanto, seorang cowo tinggi putih dan lucu =P dan karena 'sayang' trus diganti panggilannya jadi 'Susan'. Jadi pas gue ngobrol tuh, gue ngomong "Eh San, San.. Susan, dst" tanpa sadar anak cewe di sebelah gue namanya itu. Hihihi... tengsin juga... trus kenalan de akhirnya kite berdua.

Selaen dapet temen, gue juga terharu ma Satpam di tu RS, soalnya baeeek (.___.) Tiap kali gue keluar kamar dengan bawa-bawa infus dan gelas (buat minum), eh kalo ada dia malah diomelin suru balik ke kamar. "Aer lagi aer lagi!! Balik!!" sambil akhirnya ngebawain gue air putih anget. Hehehehe.

Intinya sebenernya rumah sakit itu menyenangkan, makanannya enak-enak kecuali sayurnya, tiap 2 jam sekali ada cemilan kueh-kueh, trus susternya kocak-kocak. Gue juga jadi terbiasa bangun jam 5 pagi gara-gara kebiasaan dibangunin ala asrama. Kacau tu rumah sakit.

Tapi gue tobat ama infusnya, ama jarumnya, ama tes darahnya, dan ama obat-obatnya T__T Makanya gue keluar paksa dari rumah sakit, huhuhu.. And besides, sedih banget kalo ditinggal roommate, jadi daripada gue ditinggalin, mending gue yang ninggalin =P

Yang bikin horor, hari dimana gue keluar dari rumah sakit, ada yang meninggal di ICU. Deg! Keluarganya pada histeris nangis gitu, jadi sedih =( Gue jadi bersyukur bisa hidup sehari lebih lama, ngeliat matahari terbit satu kali lagi, dan literally breathing for each more second.

Happy nu year, guys... Favor each and every day of our life, since who'll know when we will be taken from it...