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.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Flipped

Okaiy.. here goes nothing..

FLIPPED (2010) is strongly recommended to you guys who's a bit tired of deep-mind-analysis and/or serious-case-of-special-effect kind of movie, such as Inception, Black Swan, Transformers, Twilight (pfttt!), etc.

This one gathered the rating 7.5 in IMDB and achieved 9/10 rating from yours truly.

It's about a girl named July Baker, an eight grade middle schooler, who conveniently believes that one day, her neighbor Bryce Loski will kiss her. And this one is formatted as she-said-he-said type of narrative.

Juli is the adventurous and interesting one. Bryce just wants to fit in at their Junior High School. Juli slowly begins to unlike Bryce and Bryce slowly begins to appreciate Juli. Will they ever meet at the same emotional place at the same time? That is the drama and story.

It's super fresh despite the oldies background, and maybe it came in the right moment when things are seriously high-tech these days. Having a crush no longer means calling their home and hanging up when they answered it. It no longer means visiting your neighbor and yelling, "Let's go out and play!".

It's highly dosed up with super simplicity and yet it brought great humbleness in appreciating vintage time. The setting is in 60's where no mobile phone had been invented and the only way to socialize is actually by knocking on your neighbor's door and bringing them cookies. Aw, sweet old time.

The tagline is you never forget your first love, which is... awwww...

By the way, the actress playing younger Juli Baker.. wow, I nearly thought, "Is Suri Cruise taking a role already? Super look-alike. So friggin cute!"
Sigh.. okay, nuff said, I just tremendously LOVE this movie, go out and watch it if you want.

Monday, April 16, 2012

How to Cross the 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). I once got scolded for crossing the street when it's still a no-go on the traffic light. The thing is, I was so touched by the fact that he even noticed the traffic light (when many people don't). Since then, if possible, I'll wait for it to go-green before crossing the street.

2. Never run, you idiot! Not only you scared other people who's crossing the street with you, you'd also scare the car and motorbike's driver. Not to mention you may slip and fall, and God knows what could be happening next.

3. Motorbike is always winning. Plus they have this weird reflex to accelerate the speed or suddenly forgetting the brake function whenever they saw someone who's about to cross the street. Yes, I know, it sucks. But we need to move on.

4. Try to look at the driver in their eyes. Sometimes they're giving you the signal to moving on like smiling (rite!) and hand-gesture. Plus, it's always a bonus if they're cute.

5. Take your time. If the street is not crowded but the car speed is dangerously high, give it up. Or leave it to the kind police officer who would stand by in the morning to help people crossing the street.

6. Use your physics ability to calculate the acceleration, momentum and collision (i.e. tumbukan lenting sempurna, etc) if the vehicle in the second lane is faster/slower than the one in the first lane AND you crossed it anyway.

7. Wear nice clothes. Hahaha. No, seriously, I did this a couple of times. If you're wearing high heels or dress up to formal occasion, people tend to give you the damn turn to cross the street. Dunno why. *shrug*

8. Walk with confident and smile. Just think of it as a runway show. Hahahaha. You know, since the driver does not want any spill of blood or bone fracture smeared their vehicle (not to mention the headache of insurance claim process), they might as well reduce their speed.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Part 1 - She Knows He Knows

Prologue can be found here.

Part 1

"Good afternoon to you, too, darlin'" 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?" She grabbed his newspaper and pretended to find anything interesting in the headline. Some creep robbed some poor bank. Some died in a car crash.

"I have to admit I have no idea what you're saying, darling." He brushed off easily, "and if you'll excuse me, I have other things to attend, presumably more important than pretty lady like you."

"Not so fast, Morocco."

She loosen the bow of her large brimming hat, took it off and stole a quick kiss on his lips before resorting to a look called calm.

He's quite taken aback, especially considering that that kiss might be a sealed deal to unknown party, confirming that he is indeed the target. "Lola, that's not very kind of you, darling."

She rolled her eyes, "If you're thinking that you could disappeared again after seeing me, you must be mad."

"This needs to be done, then," He sighed and cursed, grabbed her hands and pulled her onto him, before resuming to his earlier brisk walk, "Hate to say this, Lola love, but I seriously not in agreeable mood right now."

"Where are we going?"

"You'll see."