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, July 26, 2010

Byakuyakou - Journey Under Midnight Sun

Okaaaay, we're back on JDorama track. Yay, I'm so glad I chose Byakuyakou as the first JDorama that I would watch after all this long. It's a depressing, somewhat insane and a bit creepy if you come to think about it. Exactly my taste.

Honestly I stumbled upon this one after a thorough search for Into The White Night, a Korean movie starred Go Soo (the ganteng guy from Will It Snow For Christmas) and Sohn Ye Jin (Personal Taste). See picture below. Had no idea about what the plot was, at least at first, but then I read somewhere that /that/ movie was a remake from a very successful 2006 JDorama, Byakuyakou.

So here I am, after only /TWO/ days of watching it and felt very content with the plot, the characters, the insane crimes they commit, etc etc.

Byakuyakou (Journey Under Midnight Sun) is a movie about two people, a boy and a girl, who committed a crime when they were just 11 years old, ladies and gentleman. And it's a murder crime, not some Lilo-shoplifting-wannabe cases.

Started from that /lil/ incident, they build lies upon lies to cover the original sin, and it continued for the next 15 years. It's the statute limit of the first crime, actually.

The plot itself is quite simple, eh? And it's not that depressing to watch Byakuyakou. Or maybe the fact that it's a JDorama and not a KDrama (who tends to dramatize every lil thing they could).

Spanning for 15 years, there's a lot of time travel in it, like "1 year later" or "2 years later" so I kinda like it. It's not a day-to-day tales but more like summary of their life. The actor is Takayuki Yamada, a guy who's actually looked so damn good when the camera took any angle BUT from the front. Hahahahahaha. The actress is Haruka Ayase, whose character I loved a lot. Absolutely sick girl.

The crime varies from a simple murder, card forgery, IT system plagiarism (GEEK!!), pedophilia, rape, to necrophilia. Crazeeeeeh...!

Into The White NightMmm, what can I say, after seeing this, I'm so eager to watch the Korean version. Korea tends to do a remake of Japanese movies (dunno why) with more dramatizations. Plus, I've seen the trailer, too. And I kinda think of it as the SP episode, you know, with racing cars and highway accidents and all of that special-effect stuff, completely opposite from the Japan version.

ps: The Japan version versus the Korean version (and I'm talking about the look =P), who's better do you think? me, personally, chose Go Soo!! Hahahaha, Korean actors are always slightly better looking than Japanese actors. I blamed the mother nature (or plastic surgeon =D).

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Midnite talk

Recently, I took lots and lotsa cabs for a home ride. In result, can't argue that sometimes you indeed would prefer one cab than the other, and in my case, it would be Trans Cab.

Okay, I admit, I used to be in love with Taxi Putra cause.. I dunno.. they sorta suited my mood, not too expensive, not too color-bright and it's pretty secure.

Blue Bird. Hmm, next.

Express taxi, standard choice, but ever since they promoted (?) new line of car, that new Limo or sumtin, (somehow) I always end up in the old version one. I had trouble distinguishing the old and the new version of Taxi Express /plus/ I got this bad sighting (and hearing actually, but that's totally unrelated) /and/ there are only three types of car for me (Kijang, Sedan, Kotak).. so yeah.. Express is not really my favorite.

Trans cab, in the other hand, is this cute orange taxi, with its cable TV and stuff, and (my personal favorite) that lil screen showing your name on it (only when you order one, though). So cute. Simple but made personal difference. Selamat datang, Ibu Maya. Gyaaah!

The cable TV itself is another means of gossiping instrument, I actually got texted by my friend (knowing that I also took a Trans cab at the same time she did) and she told me that, "Bieber is on MTV. Channel 9." Hahaha, so moron! Or so alay, more precisely.

Anywaaaaaaaaaaaay, that's not what I'm about to talk about =__=

Just now, I had a chat with one of the taxi driver, and somehow the conversation ended up in lines like, "ya know, this cab's price is actually 70 mio max. I tend to sell it next year when I settled the installment. That's my 5 years of hard work plus my deposit." Waaaw, they work only for 5 years and got a car already? Should I change my job?