Saturday, April 14, 2012

Photograph of the Week

Photographed by : Rima Putriani
Date Taken : April 4th, 2012

We're in this together... 

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Because Fun Is Fun!

Hi, I'm just hanging around with Gossip Girl with my campus-wear shirt still on right now. Cursed a lot because jerks were getting so damn evil in this 4th season and of course adored the characters a lot because they were so deadly charming! including Rufus and Lily. I hate to admit that Gossip Girl is quite addictive, although actually its story is so dramatic that sometimes I think I wanna come in to the Upper East Side and announce that every one in there needs a therapy and after that I'd go back to my bed and rest my emotions down. Ah.. but I'm now so addicted, what can I do? Oh, and before I continue watching the 4th season of Gossip Girl, I got something to tell: today, I finally got my own Hunger Games book :D

And it's in English hahaha how lovely!

Can you read the text? I guess not. Okay.

Actually I didn't expect to buy the English version. I mean, the translated one was okay because I knew the English one would be very expensive.

So, I went to Gramedia bookstore this afternoon and with a little effort of searching, I found this trilogy. Surprise! All of the books were in English and all cost: Rp. 75.000. Goodness, I could pay for that. In fact, I couldn't find the translated ones in the store..  or maybe it was only me not being observant enough, Idk :)

To be honest, I was planning to buy Catching Fire, not the Hunger Games but since I was buying the English version, I do need to read from the beginning. Seems like the weekend is going to be so fun! :D

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Hunger Games: Reading and Watching.

I watched The Hunger Games on theater three days ago. I haven't read the books, though. I always watch the movie version first, anyway, then I'll decide whether to read the book or not.  I remember saying this after watching the movie:

"I think even Hunger Games movie is better than Harry Potter movies." 

When I said that, I hadn't even realized the actual reasons yet, I just felt that way. All think was:

1. Harry Potter is all darkness, humors don't even help. The filmmakers make it that way. Hunger Games doesn't involve humor as much as HPs do, but magically it's lighter, not too horror, it's exact. 
2. I haven't read the Hunger Games books, yes. But when I was watching the movie, why did I feel like reading and watching altogether? When I watched the movie, it felt real. When I watched HP, "oh someone has made a movie and I'm watching it." Hunger Games movie feels like the real book adaptation. Perhaps it's because of the perfect casts, they do not seem to be casted to attract people to watch the movie, but to play book characters. And I think it's also because even without reading the book first, I did get the plot. While some friends of mine who indeed watched HP from the first movie (but definitely did not read the books at all) did frequently ask me how the plot actually went whenever we discussed HP.

My thought was still a bit rough.. erm, no, a bit abstract. Right? hahaha. I knew it was good, better, but I just didn't know how to deliver the reasons by words. Perhaps this article from Mugglenet explains much better: 

Do not ever read anything for a half, read the whole article above here :)

All the article says is soooooo true! I totally agree! Don't know yet with the books part though because, again, I haven't read the books.

Have you watched the movie yet? What do you think? :)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

You're A Pretty Little Flower, I'm A Busy Little Bee

How're you doing?
I'm having beautiful songs to recommend right now. I hope you'll like it. :)

1. Dia Frampton - The Broken Ones

This song is breaking my heart. It's like a mirror, I feel like I'm listening about myself. I'm not perfect, I'm sometimes broken too perhaps I rather fit to be the object than the subject. But I do tend to have a heart for the broken ones. The ones whom most people oppress. Is it bad that I seem to always see the best things on people no matter how much they do wrong?

"All your faults to me make you more beautiful."

"And oh maybe I see a part of me in them.
The missing piece always trying to fit in."

"The shattered heart,
Hungry for a home.
No you're not alone,"

2. Far East Movement - Live My Life (ft. Justin Bieber)

Okay, I don't always listen to songs with Justin Bieber in it but when I do, hey, the song sounds perfectly fit his voice! Good job, good choice, Bieber's voice truly fits the song. And.. yeah, enjoy the beat!

3. The All-American Rejects - Beekeeper's Daughter

I'm dancing slowly but sure! Don't be too busy, bee, or you'll lose your pretty little flower! Ladadadada..
Wait, did I hear a touch of such a random flute in the end of the song? hmm..

"You’re a pretty little flower
I’m a busy little bee
Honey, that’s all you need to see."

4. Cantika & Audrey - Akuilah Aku

Heeeeeey... Indonesian song again! welcome! welcome to my blog!
I don't know what to say here, I'm trying to find the exact word.. hmm.. okay, wait, I'm thinking.. hmm.. lovely song? Yes, it's lovely, it's beautiful, I fell in love since the first time I listened to the song on the radio. So? What do you say?

Do you have any songs you want to recommend to me? Spit it out.. :)

Friday, March 16, 2012

I AM _ _ _ _ LOCKED

The title, it's a pass code, FYI. 
Well, I haven't posted anything since March started, have I?   Animated Emoticons

Of course I was busy doing my duty as a student, but I did watch movies a lot too lately. And this one has been added to my favorites:


Actually I didn't know there's the TV series of Sherlock Holmes on BBC until some months a go people reblogged the gifs of it on my tumblr dashboard again and again. I knew what they reblogged was Sherlock Holmes, but it wasn't the Sherlock Holmes I watched on theaters. So, I searched for it on google.  Apparently, BBC one has been airing the TV version of Sherlock Holmes since 2010 and the second season of it was aired last January so I guess that's way it was all over my tumblr dashboard lately. Google said that the series is the 21st century version of Sherlock Holmes. A modern Sherlock Holmes? hmm interesting. And I also checked on its IMDB

9.1/10? Wow. A must watch! And a million thanks to Putdar for letting me watch the series, the files she gave me definitely helped me out of my curiosity. And my writing below contains a little bit of spoilers, so if you hate to be spoiled, stop reading here. I'd be very pleased if you keep reading, though. Hahaha.

A lot to discuss here! I'll start with the major characters, John Watson and Sherlock Holmes. John is the type that avoids fighting. The one who will give away just to avoid punching anyone on the face. He is the one who keeps the emotions to himself and easy to forgive. He is the one who respects others' feelings. He's the one whose anger won't last long. He's the one who'll stay kind to you even though you've humiliated him. He's the one that every kind of people can be close to. He is the loyal man. I like him. He's the real human figure, I mean, he's not too fictionized (does that word even exist in English?). But Sherlock. He knows a little about sentiments, all he's acknowledged of is chemical instruments and all the science stuff. Although that doesn't mean that he has no feelings. He does, but he's not aware enough of other people's feeling that's why everybody thinks that he's annoying and perhaps that's why he doesn't have many friends. He also underestimates little knowledges such as that the Earth goes around the Sun which John --and I-- think  is a weakness. There is a big weakness, so there must be a big strength. Doesn't that hurt so much that a super annoying person would have a super genius brain? He is humiliating, yes, but sexy. Brainy is the new sexy :)

And this little thing about friends pinched me. Moriarty says to Sherlock in the latest episode, "Your only three friends in the world will die.." and who are these three friends? Sherlock mentions John, Mrs. Hudson, and Lestrade. Why them? Remember when Donovan starts to conclude that Sherlock might make things up to make himself look good, and how Lestrade reacts to it? He doubts. He never thought of it, he never thought that Sherlock was a liar, but what can he do when everybody insists to say so? Mrs. Hudson is never involved seriously in Sherlock's cases but definitely she cares  about Sherlock and knows him for long, do you really think that she'll believe the story about Sherlock the liar? Think stereotypes, I don't think so. And John Watson, we need to discuss about him. He is the first one that Sherlock mentions when Moriarty says that his friends will die. Okay, who keeps staying beside  when Moriarty makes up the story about Sherlock invented Moriarty and says that Moriarty is actually an actor hired by Sherlock? Actually, at first I thought John would start to doubt Sherlock but no, he stays beside  him even when Sherlock himself declares that he did invent Moriarty. Sherlock always says that he has no friend, but who they are that he claims to be his friends, they whom he cares about, they whom he first remembers when he's about to die? There are only four: John, Mrs. Hudson, Lestrade, and Molly (his lover). So what is it about all this? Well, friends are the ones who trust you :)

Alright then, is any of you sherlocked enough to guess the unrevealed 4 letters of pass code in the title of this post? 
*da fuq, too easy.. it's from the movie -.-

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho

Wonder how did I spend the last weekend? The answer is I was trapped in this book:

The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho. The story of Athena, the mysterious woman, told by people who know her well, who barely know her, and even people who never meet her. These people accompany Athena through her steps to become what later people know as The Witch of Portobello. The plot flows through the story that jumps from one person to another person which was something new to me and what made me feel excited to read it.

What's really something from this book is that it tells me a story from a witch/paranormal/whatever-you-call-it point of view. All this time, I judged psychics only from a normal person's point of view like they are abnormal, scary, mysterious, related to some kind of black magic, etc. I hadn't got the idea that psychics are also human, that they are just like us but with additional power (whether it is given or something constructed). All the sacrifices and suffers that Athena experiences really change my view about psychics. It's not easy to be a psychic.

After all, this is quite a good book if you need something a bit serious but meaningful to read. I learnt a lot from this book. :)

Don't be like those people who believe in "positive thinking" and tell themselves that they're loved and strong and capable. You don't need to do that, because you know it already. And when you doubt it do as I suggested. Instead of trying to prove that you're better than you think, just laugh. Laugh at your worries and insecurities. View your anxieties with humor. ~ Edda