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.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sulawesi? Oke mi..

Okay, this is the very first time I’m using Windows Live Writer 2011, sooo.. so far it's a bit weird coz it downloads my blog template, and I’m not used to it.. but yeah.. not so bad… considering that you no longer need to login into browser anymore.

Anyway, this couple of weeks (‘kay, let’s face it, only the last two weeks) I’ve been visiting Sulawesi, one stranger island that I’ve never set my foot upon. And it’s in Sorowako, anyone ever heard of it? Mixed feelings when I heard that I actually gonna go there, you know, weird thoughts flying around inside my head.. wild tribe, cannibal ethnicity, creepy bugs, dense rain forest, no asphalt road.. scary (and super hyperbolic) thoughts.

P18-10-10_11-08Since apparently it’s not feasible to fly straight from Jakarta to Sorowako, I need to take another flight using Fokker 550 airplane which is a small airplane that could carry only 26 people in it. Ihiy! Cool, huh?

First time arrived in Makassar (used to be called Ujung Pandang AND I just found out about that capital-city-name-changing *shame*), first impression was.. that city is hotttt! Not hot-hot.. but HOT! 35 degrees in Celcius, methink.. damn hot, felt dizzy right away. Ugh, not good. Thank heavens for my cute cap.

P23-10-10_10-13I got lost in the Makassar airport, you know. Really moronic experience, I had trouble getting to the next flight when I still need to, like, manually do the check-in and register my luggage. Not to mention, my client (A Brazilian wax.. err.. I mean, guy) is not helping at all. Well, maybe that was entirely my fault, I went here and there, took pictures (of the airport) and sotoy-ly trying to figure out the right path. Lots of short text messages sounded like, “Where are you?” sent that day, hahahahaha.

P19-10-10_14-58In Sorowako, there’s nothing but the hills.. the scenery was A LOT different from the cities I’ve been visited. Rare houses, single track of path and the sky is soooooo big and blue. One thing that you don’t get to see very often in Jakarta. Hah!Unfortunately, with me being an annoying-whining-all-the-time-brat in the first week, complained about everything (i.e. not enough car sounds, not enough supermarket, not enough ATM, not enough shoe-store, etc), the first half of my staying is not spent efficiently. Not so much quality time, per se. And I hated it, I really wanna go back to that moment and give my-past-self a good ‘ol smack in the face. Ungrateful lil brat!

P24-10-10_15-54I stayed in a dorm (apparently there’s only two types of housing there, either you got placed in the guest-house or the dorm, which in my humble opinion, doesn’t have that much different anyway) and despite the name, it works like a hotel. You went to work in the morning, leaving a thrashy bedroom, and you would find it sneaky clean in the evening… YAY! Me love that lifestyle. PLUS to reach my workplace, there’s a driver standby and it took only 10-15 minutes. PLUS there’s buffet meal in a place called TAB (Taman Antar Bangsa) where you could eat three times a day (a luxury for me =P) and it’s bule-style. Hahahaha. Appetizer, main course, and dessert. I think (and hope) I gained some weight there. PLUS you got sum yummy view in that TAB place.. if you know what I mean =P

P19-10-10_15-07Overall… I loveeeeed that experience and I’m saddened by the fact that I have to go back to Jakarta so soon. Hiks. Not after knowing so many new people, exchanging names and greeting, and speaking English in a nonchalantly way. A.k.a super messy English. Not after having tremendous demonstration incident (causing cute hitchhiking experience). And certainly not after I saw beautiful landscape and sky-view such as that place. I missed them all. I missed having new friends. And I miss the feeling to be a stranger one more time.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sungkyunkwan Scandal


Ok, I cannot help it, I'm crazy about this drama. Hahahahahahahahaha, for as long as I've remember, this is the first time I got hooked from the very first episode. Dang, it's /that/ good! For many other dramas, I eventually find them interesting, but maybe after the n-th episode, surely not the first, but SKKS????? Daebaaaak!!!

People said it's like Boys Over Flowers with the acquisition of You're Beautiful, and I said... HELL NO! The term might've been right, given the number of main characters are four boys and one of them is a girl, disguised in boy's clothes, but the plot, the characters, the setting-up, the conflict, the stories, the cliches... it's all so freakin different, and that's why I love it.

All four boys don't even know one another until they got stuck together in one university, The Sungkyunkwan University, hence the title. Unlike the other F4-type of dramas, there are TWO grumpy characters in this group, and I love it. I love sexy bastards, hahahahahahaha! More manly hormone is good for your health. And those guys are gentlemen, too! Hmm, or maybe because the setting is at Joseon era where polite speech and attitude were number one.

Anyhow, this is one cute story about one misunderstanding which leads to much more cuter misunderstanding. Aish, it reminded me a bit of Coffee Prince when the manager thought he was such a gay for liking a man working in his cafe. This is pretty much the same, but even worse, the male lead NOT ONLY did he think he was insane for liking a man, but he thought EVERYONE was also insane since they're too liking the man that he liked. Except that... everyone else knows that he's a she, but not him. Hahahahahahaha... That's going to one big fucked up scenarios in that scene, hilariously I mean.

To sum up, the characters are (as seen in that chibi cartoon):
1. Lee Seon Joon. Left State Minister's son. Nickname: Garang (literally means beautiful husband, but perceived as good husband material)

2. Yoon-Hee/Yoon-Shik. The girl disguised as a boy. Nickname: Daemul (literally means big thing, refers to men's thing if you know what I mean, obtained the nickname ever since (s)he managed to conquered the No. 1 Gisaeng in that area)

3. Moon Jae Shin. The Prime Minister's son. Nickname: Goro (Geol-Oh) (literally means crazy horse. He's famously known for breaking the campus rule, getting drunk, get into a fight, return past curfew, etc)

4. Yong-Ha. The main flirty pervy playboy in campus. Nickname: Yeorim (literally means female bush. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, God I love this boy)

I loveeeee old-time movies. I even missed movies like To Liong To and Return of The Condor Heroes. The modern setting is not bad, but I really think the old-time setting is much more sweeter. The conversation, the properties, the attitude, the feeling.. sigh..

Ok, here's the sneak peak of behind the scenes images...

The infamous Micky-Yoochun from DBSK as Lee Seon Joon. He got the knacks for being moron (unfortunately off-screen), isn't he?