Monday, December 27, 2010

Singapore 2011 ticket

I spent 3 days to finally decide to buy tickets from Tiger Airways, I'm going to Singapore by March 31 - April 26 '2011. Tickets are only for $0.64 , but the extras make it become $70.24. Tiger airways will take the Singapore Budget Terminal, it might not as comfortable as Terminal 1 & 2, but it save pretty much, around $20 compared to Air Asia promo tickets.

Please wish me the best luck in finding job at Singapore for better opportunity :)

Oh, i just watched Narnia : The Voyage of The Dawn Treader. I will always love Narnia movies. ^^ the fantasy is always great, the imagination is so sweet. However the most epic is Narnia : Prince Caspian, the 2nd one. But this one is also guuuud. miss the movie after 2 years.

This is one of my most favorite scene, when Lucy cast a spell to create snow.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

ask! ask! ask!

just found a new quote that might shall be applied to be one of my life principle.

"If you want to know more, then ask! The worst thing can happen is a No answer. No big deal at all."

Thursday, December 16, 2010

pre-bake

pre-bake experience is absolutely excluding any baking activity, which is reading the recipe. I've read some cooking recipe, but not baking recipe cos i always skip any baking recipe & focusing on the baking result pictures.

My mom is an incredible cooker & baker. She loves to bake so much and people admit that her cakes is taste good! However, I've never once participated in the baking process, spend most of my time tasting the cream or waste cakes and a little time in polishing the cream. I eat more than I make food. My first made cake was a steam one in my junior-school cooking class and my only baking experience is on cookies, which also got some hands by the house-assistant.

Few months ago, one of my love-to-bake-cousin, Monica who is now an active food-blogger, kindly sent me a package of black-sesame paste & seeds + a lovely envelope with a recipe card in it. I'm super excited for the card & envelope, they have this cute simple graphic on them. (please excuse me for being a graphic designer instead of a baker) I thought by that cute stationary set then I'll be excited to bake. But in fact, I haven't tried the recipe till today! till the paste is expired and now my mom is the one who wants to bake it.

............................. sorry sis, it just hasn't worked for me yet '_' the baking stuff. but would love to try it asap.

anyway, so here goes my first experience with cake-baking-recipe. I found 3 baking terms which forced me to google them to understand + an extra question to my mom.
1. fold in : you don't stir, but you take part of the mixture & bring up & over ...
2. stiff peaks : .......... still can't describe it in words.
3. soft peaks : so does this one, but i think i understand it. I think?

Gee..... even reading recipe is tough. -.-"
wish me luck in the future! hahaha...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Jem - It's Amazing

This music video was made by compiling 25,632 still photos. O.o

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Indonesian Nature Disasters

It is very sad that there're suddenly some huge disasters across Indonesia. Mt. Merapi explosion which has made the whole Yogyakarta city become white, covered by the volcanic ashes dust and now start to effect cities near by, including Bandung and capital city, Jakarta. The volcano is still gradually erupting after its first day on October 25th, 2010. I find these photos are fascinating anyway :P emotionally pictures.While all the living area in Mentawai Island, close to Padang City has been wiped out by 3 meters tsunami waves caused by 7.2 magnitude earthquake. Even though it's only 3m the effect is higher than just 3m waves, till now Volunteers are still find it difficult to distribute helps because of the challenging area.
As those who are still able to sleep and eat peacefully in our own home, please let us share some helps for them. We don't even have to scene to help, just donate a tiny little bit of your saving account for them. No matter how small it is, even $1 would help. There are so many accounts are open for donation, one of it is via Red Cross Indonesia :
  • Bank BCA, KCU Thamrin Jakarta # 206.300668.8, p.p.Kantor Pusat PMI.
  • Bank Mandiri, KCP JKT Krakatau Steel # 070-00-0011601-7, p.p. Palang Merah Indonesia.
  • Bank BRI, KC Pancoran, Jakarta # 0390-01-000030-30-3, p.p. Palang Merah Indonesia.
Donation with American US Dollar (USD)
Bank Mandiri KCP Jakarta Wisma Baja # 070-00-0584905-9,
p.p. Palang Merah Indonesia.

PMI (Red Cross Indonesia) public relation : +62.21.7992325
e-mail : pmi@pmi.or.id

Thanks.

Monday, November 01, 2010

.....

I just can't move, am I ?

I wish to have new environment, and still I have to wait.

Oh well... you just can't ignore any opportunity of fortune.

It's my own decision though, blame no one.

Beside, who knows what may come.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hello, School Girl

Just finish watching this korean movie. It was very light story and romance, with summer soft lighting. Love it much. I didn't know that the movie was adapted from comic. The artist name is Kang Full - his nickname and we can take a short reading from here. The comic drawings are so simple, pretty amazing how they can be so famous. I guess, a strong idea still able to cover the weak execution.
Every scene seems so cute. I like the 30 years old guy character, very adorable for a guy at his age. However the supporting character seems useless in this film. Haha... The Soundtracks are also super-great. Loveeee it!! Do Listen.

I have a friend who thinking full of plan about her future, one of it by not getting married too old so that the husband won't be too old when their kid(s) are growing up. Her consideration is that the dad might be passed away before able to see their grandchildren. After watching this movie, i feel more .... simple? I mean, look at the main actor, he was 30, and the girl was only 18. They just enjoy it, not thinking too much which make your life more simple. I just like the "mood, look and feel" the movie brought.

Friday, October 29, 2010

office stuffs lately

1. mengatakan akan move on dari kantor skrg.
2. pindah ke studio baru yang menarik.
3. hari pertama pulang dari studio baru, hujan gede-gedean dan langsung ke wihara dalam keadaan jeans basah sampe paha, tentunya kaoskaki+sepatu basah kuyup, ditambah pas pulang payung ketinggalan. Tapi aku merasa senang hari itu berhasil ke wihara dan sujud yang banyak :)
4. waktu nyoba-nyoba jalan pulang yang baru, berakhir setengah nyasar. Ternyata angkot yang dilalui melalui jalan yang tidak-biasa-kulalui, tapi kuputuskan untuk mengikuti alurnya sambil setengah berharap nemu jalan pulang baru yang lebih praktis. Tapi lambat laun, saat semakin memasuki gang-gang kecil yang gelap dan sepi. Ketakutan merayapi pikiran hingga akhirnya aku turun dan menunggu angkot yang berjalan di arah sebaliknya untuk kembali ke poin awal. *never tell no one, kinda creepy. ternyata jadi petualang rasanya cemas-cemas-geli*
5. udah nulis planning setelah resign akhir november. banyakkk benerrr... '_'
6. ternyata hari ini dikasih offer menarik sama kantor, stationary? we'll see how it goes then.

++ 25 Oct'10 = hari paling parah di Jakarta. mulai jam 4 sore semua jalan kebanjiran, hujan lebat gak kira2, jalan2 macam thamrin, sudirman, kuningan ajah banjirnya bisa 20cm, pokoknya baca twitter super parah banget update dari orang2 dan PoldaMetro. Orang pada mampet di jalan 4-5 jam perjalanan pulang. (udah Jkt-Bdg pergi-makansiang-pulang tuh). Akhirnya aku pulang jam 8.30 malem, daripada farises di busway, trus sampe rumah jam 10. Hari yang sangat asoy buat semua penduduk Jakarta.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Blue or Green?

I love almost every colors and their combinations that I never can recall my favorite one. But I don't understand why, but I always attracted to teal or turqoise color. Those somewhere-in-between colors.

A blue that is not yet a blue.
A green that is not yet a green.


Teal is a medium blue-green color.


Turquoise is a slightly greenish tone of cyan.

45 days notice

Finally... after months of thinking.
Yesterday I've stated it, my resignation statement. After 27 months working in JED, i've decided that this is the time of my life (as David Cook sing). Time to take the leap, try so many stuffs i haven't tried, pursuing my passion, and experience a lot in life so that i have so much to share with my kids about how grateful this life is.
illustration by : sweet william

So here goes the story about yesterday...

October 15th, 2010
I've even prepared my speech 2 days ago, but at the end all my structured sentences i've been practiced was ruin as the nerve mastered me. It was a pleasant light day, the work load is light and we even had a relax long lunch. When we get back to the office it was 2 pm and my heart started beating so fast and loud that i could hear it. I could feel the whole body had a trembling sensation. I knew that a light Friday could only be meaning one thing : short office hours. So I had to say it before 4 pm, meaning : two hours to go.

Then my break was finally come by 3.15 pm. "This is it. Now or Never!" I said to myself as always, coz I believe that procrastination never ends good (even though I keep doing it), if I don't have the courage to do it today, I never will have.

(NOTE : the way i said it, not as cool as it may sounds below, trust me it was chaotic!)
me : Jess, are you busy? *tremble*tremble*
J : Why?
me : I just want to know when are we exactly going to move to the new office?
J : dunno, when is it Erick?
E : Probably around this 2 weeks?
me : Well, I don't think I can come along with when you guys have moved there. The thing is, it was way to far. My current trip took 1.5 hours and I think if I moved there it'll add an extra half hour and I've been thinking that I've learned so much here and I've decided that it's time to move on. *there it goes*
J&E : *smile* good. good then. and it's good that you've told us now. We already have some people applying too.
me : yeah, and if you remember I've ever told Jess that I want to try to work at Singapore, so yeah...
J : good! It's good! we will a 100% support you.
E : yeah, it's a good thing. You should try to work else, try new things out of this country.
J : It's like Lina, you'll try to live alone, be independent. That is good.
me : well, I haven't quite decide what i want to do but probably will try to apply for Singapore. Beside, I have this kinda love about wedding, craft, decor details that I haven't tried and will never know how much I passion about them if I haven't done it myself.
E : haha... we don't do too much craft stuffs here, because we're having a lot of identity and branding stuffs the most.
J : ya, and beside there are some designs to do for a wedding too, you can also work a logo for it and others.
E: ya, we should learn a lot of things. Me, myself has probably work on anything that possible in design. So, till when are you planning to help us?
me : I don't mind if I have to work at the new office, only can't be too long, so probably till the end of November?
E : oh, ok then.
J : So if somewhat in the future when you still have no job and you would like to freelance for us. That's cool too. or if I'm overload might call you as well for some freelancing works.
me : yep2, anytime you need my help just call me. and I would like to thanks for everything I've had.
J&E : yap, thanks too.

aaaaaand... that's a wrap. that's it, I thought it will take an hour of conversation, but it was less than half an hour. hahahaha..... Oh gosh, I felt so nervous yesterday and the sensation hasn't gone till I got home. First timer. LOL. But I feel so relieve that I finally have said what I have to say. This is one good thing and I'm ready to plan (what next?) for my future. So much I want to do in life, experience a lot of stuffs is probably my most crucial goal, beside following my passion and having a good family. =D

It was a good day. I've said it properly. They took it well. and the most important thing is that my mom, ie2 angim and ima have arrived in Singapore safely. Thanks God! All the bless are with me all the time, couldn't have anything so smooth if it wasn't because of Your companion.

still remembering what cie2 Ony told me, when she said "I've decided to do my own baking" and her boss said "I'm glad that you've decided." wish you the best luck, cie!

:)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I'm a fan of ....

people who success by perseveringly hard-worker, not just lay on some luck or talent or headline-gossip. but also attracted to people with genius talent in anything.

@Agnezmo

Agnes Monica
A talented girl with the same age as mine but has achieved much.
One of my inspiration beside many others.
She dream high, vision them, working very hard, and now she's in LA, preparing to be the first Indonesian artist who become American Music Awards 2010's host. She's going to red carpet co-host with Danny Gokey (American Idol top 3 finalist).
Amazing. Will be following her news to the "D" day.
I found this very inspiring article about Agnes Monica while in Asian Song Festival in Seoul.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hi Typie!

Yesterday I bought myself a notebook that will be use only by me. This is so excited. I've been sharing a PC with the whole family till yesterday. This could only be meaning one thing, I finally able to write more. Yay! well, work more too of course. and browse more. hehehe...

I plan to buy a 15"macbookpro, however it cost way over the budget. Well, I'm really happy with this Rp.6kk notebook. I like the keyboard design, the touchpad, and the windows 7 i've just tried. Thinking of naming this ASUS K42JE notebook with Typie. =D

Monday, August 30, 2010

Nicole Richie back to blonde

i love this photo and she looks good either in brunette or blonde, found it on her official site which is also nice.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Awan Hitam

Bawaanku belakangan adalah marah-marah.
Pengen teriak-teriak, tapi jelas gak bisa teriak.

Rasanya hidup kok gak bebas banget, gak bisa teriak.

Jadi ujung2nya, semua ditahan terus, ditahan terus, ditahan terus.

Mo nangis pun, rasanya susah, besokannya matanya bengkak, diliatin lagi sama orang2.
bener-bener gak bebas.

arghhhhh.....

Sepertinya penyebab semuanya bermula dari stress rutinitas dan pekerjaan sih.
Rasanya ingin aku merobek sebuah selaput elastis yang melingkupi ini.
Menghirup napas di luar kantong selaput ini, udara kebebasan.

Begitu banyak mimpi yang ingin kujalani, tapi ternyata memang harus berani dan sekuat tenaga merobek selaput sialan itu. Tipis sebenarnya, tapi sangat sulit dihadapi.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Today's weather cast

what do you think about that dark moon over there? an eclipse or is it just still night?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

My current life design

summary : I'm an almost-2-years-graphic-designer who have been passing through some laid-back moments and hectic nights. I'm actually surrounded by so many source to great portfolios-to-be. My uncle has a not-so-well-designed-restaurant which i can refined. My cousin who's very talented in cupcakes-making whom already has a label for her part-time business, but hasn't had the logo for it. and last one, my aunt, whom currently asking me to do the whole graphic & branding for her ice-cream-business-to-be.

'_' just realizing how everyone in the family is share the same area for their business : FOOD.

and i was always amazed by food & beverage design, because you seems able to explore more and makes them look witty, funny, cute, pretty, or even elegant. I just love it. My direct-mail-college-project was about me pretending as a graphic house specialized in F&B design. I named it "break it fast" and made a sandwich-alike for the direct mail. Then it became my best experimental design. haha....

well, i love it though .... but the time left for me to do all the stuffs are only 9pm-morning before going back to office, where I'm currently employed. I sleep less, 3-5 hours per day and drinks coffee at the office now. (never addicted to it before). freakingly unhealthy.

Update : new other project to do : my brother is going to enter the coffee business, so... another food & beverage business in the family and to design. YAY! ahahahaha...

dimension of life

"It is not length of life, but depth of life." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is an art

"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser." - John Gardner

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Negara dengan 3 Presiden

Sepertinya gara-gara menonton liputan rapat paripurna DPR kemarin, jiwa politis saya jadi terbakar. Saat sedang duduk dengan tenang menikmati pemandangan yang berjalan dari dalam mobil pagi ini, mendadak terlintas pikiran. "Indonesia kan negaranya besar banget, apalagi bentuknya pulau-pulau terpisah. Pasti susah sekali yah mengaturnya... kasihan juga yang jadi presidennya. Kebetulan Indonesia kan sudah dibagi menjadi tiga waktu bagian, WIB, WITA, dan WIT. Kenapa presidennya tidak dibikin jadi 3 saja ya? Presiden Indonesia Barat, Presiden Indonesia Tengah, dan Presiden Indonesia Timur. Nah, kalau seperti itu kan jadi lebih teratur dan lebih memudahkan tugasnya untuk mengontrol negaranya sendiri."

Tapi kalau dipikir-pikir lagi, percaya tidak percaya, bila keadaannya seperti itu, saya yakin 96% pasti suatu saat nanti Indonesia akan menjadi negara yang semakin kecil. Mengapa? Karena manusia itu egois pada dasarnya dan ada saja kemungkinan akan timbul peperangan saling memperebutkan negara-bagian, setelah itu akhirnya memisahkan diri sendiri, lalu memerdekakan diri deh. Sungguh cerita klasik yang pasti akan terus terjadi berulang di dunia ini.

iSay disclaimer : this article is purely my personal opinion without any further intention.

Damn, I Love Indonesia

Mereka yang lahir dan tinggal di Indonesia, mengakui dan diakui keberadaannya sebagai warga negara Indonesia. Namun dalam kesehariannya, kebanyakan orang memilih untuk mengikuti perkembangan zaman, begitu kata kebanyakan orang, terutama mengikuti tren dari budaya barat. Begitu banyak orang yang melupakan tentang keotentikan kebudayaan Indonesia dan memilih negara maju lainnya sebagai kiblatnya. Oleh karena itu, beberapa di antara mereka yang menyadari hal ini mulai gencar meneriakkan gaung untuk menumbuhkan kecintaan pada negeri sendiri.

Sampai bosan rasanya saya mendengar iklan "Damn I Love Indonesia", sebuah label yang dibuat oleh VJ Daniel untuk bisnisnya. Saya mendukung, tentu saja mendukung, hanya saja saat kata-kata itu dipropagandakan sedemikian seringnya hingga yang tersisa hanyalah kata-kata semata, tidak meresap lagi maknanya. Bahkan belakangan ini saya curiga, itu salah satu strategi marketing VJ Daniel nya sendiri.
Tapi kata-kata yang dipilihnya memang sungguh tepat, "Kalau ingin merasa bangga, tentu harus bangganya pada bangsa sendiri dong!" demikian kata-kata yang sering terlontar oleh penyiar radio sebagai pembukaan iklan tersebut. Manusia memang cenderung punya tingkat kebanggaan berlebih bila menyangkut dirinya sendiri. Saat mendengar ada nama Indonesia disebutkan dalam lirik lagu penyanyi terkenal di negri koboi sana, langsung ada lonjakan kebanggaan dalam harga diri umat Indonesia yang mendengarnya. "Wih! Indonesia disebut loh!" padahal itu lagu soal keprihatinan akan bencana gempa besar yang melanda beberapa negara belakangan ini, seperti haiti dan chile, tentu saja Indonesia masuk di dalamnya mengingat gempa superbesar di Yogyakarta beberapa bulan yang lalu. Saya sendiri pun begitu, saat mendengar ada kata "Indonesia" dalam skrip yang diucapkan oleh pemain CSI, rasanya ada lonjakan aneh dalam harga diri sebagai salah satu orang dengan nama Indonesia tertulis pada label kewarganegaraan di paspor. Yah, maklum saja, mengingat begitu jarangnya nama Indonesia disebut di mana-mana. Kebanyakan orang bahkan tidak tahu Indonesia itu negara di mana, tetapi mereka tahu bahwa Bali itu adalah negara. Ironis, tapi begitulah pengetahuan orang-orang di luar sana. Belakangan ini sepertinya Indonesia mulai naik daun juga di mata dunia, selain karena dinobatkan sebagai negara dengan pertumbuhan ekonomi yang cukup baik, tentu saja karena menjadi salah satu negara yang tidak terlalu terpuruk saat krisis ekonomi global tahun 2008 akhir, yah selain itu ternyata bencana alam dan gejolak politik di Indonesia cukup menarik simpati dunia untuk menyadari bahwa Bali adalah KOTA di NEGARA Indonesia.

Jadi, apakah Anda bangga menjadi bangsa Indonesia? Do you damn love Indonesia? Bila boleh jujur, I damn love Indonesia. Bagaimana tidak? Saat lapar dan hanya ada uang Rp.500,- di kantong, bisa untuk beli nestea (begitu di iklannya :p) atau paling tidak satu buah tahu gorengan bisa mengganjal perut. Coba dibayangkan bila kita tinggal di negara terdekat saja, Singapura yang kursnya lebih baik dari Indonesia. Lima ratus Rupiah sama dengan kira-kira 0.7 Sen Dollar Singapura, bisa dapet apa coba? Paling-paling air minum melimpah karena kebetulan air mentahnya bisa diminum di negeri singa duyung yang hobi memancurkan air dari mulutnya. Lalu, bagaimana saya tidak cinta dengan Indonesia kalau Indonesia mampu membuat saya untuk tetap terhibur karena hanya dengan lima lembar uang seribuan sudah dapat membeli satu keping dvd (bajakan) film, tolong jangan menyebutkan tentang mendownload (bajakan) film, saya bukan seorang geek (bahkan saya tidak tahu bahasa Indonesia untuk geek '_') yang menggemari nonton di komputer. Indonesia juga luar biasa membuka peluang untuk mencari nafkah, mengemis saja bisa dapat nafkah hidup (tapi sungguh tidak disarankan kalau tidak mau jadi pengemis), ada tumpukan sampah dijual bisa jadi bisnis besar, mau buka rumah makan di rumah tinggal pun bisa, dan lain sebagainya. Yang terbaik dari semuanya adalah makanan Indonesia yang paling enak, sungguh! Saya menggemari berbagai macam masakan dari berbagai macam negara dari barat, timur tengah sampai timur (hanya masakan afrika yang saya tidak tahu rasanya seperti apa karena sepertinya belum ada yang menjual daging gajah di sini), tetapi tetap, masakan Indonesia adalah masakan yang keanekaragamannya paling maknyus di lidah saya. Di samping itu keindahan alam Indonesia (walau mulai terkontaminasi) dan hutan hujan tropisnya yang luar biasa serta detail kesenian, keterampilan dan budaya klasik peninggalan sejarah yang luar biasa menakjubkan. SO HOW COULD I NOT DAMN LOVE INDONESIA?

Masalahnya walaupun saya cinta setengah mati pada Indonesia, saya tidak bangga menjadi salah satu dari jutaan ribu makhluk lainnya yang juga menamakan dirinya sebagai bangsa Indonesia. Polusi, kemacetan, kesemrawutan (kata ini lebih poll daripada ketidakteraturan), ludah blecetan di jalanan aspal, jalanan bolong-bolong, ketidakjelasan apakah Indonesia memiliki tempat pejalan kaki, sampah berserakan, kali dekil menjijikan dan segala fasilitas umum yang tidak tersedia maupun terawat (bila disebut fasilitas umum, jadi rancu siapa yang harus disalahkan apakah pengelola atau penggunanya), salah satu (banyak) yang tidak dapat saya banggakan, apanya coba yang mau dibanggain? Hal kedua yang luar biasa memalukan adalah mental dan sifat dasar manusia Indonesia yang kampungan. Maaf yah kalau agak kasar, hanya saja, ini benar-benar memalukan sekali. Baru-baru ini saya menonton liputan sidang paripurna DPR, semuanya sungguh KAMPUNGAN! tidak punya sopan santun, tidak terlihat sebagai orang yang berpendidikan yang layak menyandang status sebagai wakil rakyat. Bayangkan saja, ada seorang wakil (wanita) dari salah satu partai politik, hendak berbicara mengemukakan suaranya, baru saja mengucap salam "Assalamualaikum Bapak-Ibu..." langsung diserbu dengan seruan ala kampung Indonesia "uuuuuuu.... uuuuu....." hal ini terjadi berulang hingga 3-4 kali. Kejadian macam ini bahkan tidak pernah saya alami selama masa saya mengenyam pendidikan di Indonesia dari TK sampai Universitas. Sekali seruan "uuuu...." mungkin sering terjadi, tapi yah hanya satu kali 'tok untuk seseorang. Ini sungguh benar-benar menggelikan, mereka yang duduk di ruangan dan mengaku sebagai wakil rakyat sungguh perlu dipertanyakan apakah mereka pantas duduk di sana? Jauh lebih memalukan dari anak-anak yang mengenyam pendidikan di bangku sekolahan. Padahal mereka orang yang jauh lebih dewasa dan saya yakin beberapa di antaranya memiliki gelar sepanjang sepuluh sentimeter. Untuk apa bersekolah kalau dapat menjadi wakil rakyat yang bersifat seperti itu? Saya jauh lebih menghormati seorang RT-RW yang tahu cara memperlakukan orang lain dengan hormat dan pantas, dibandingkan orang-orang politikal yang tidak mengerti caranya bersikap. Mereka itu sadar tidak sih kalau mereka itu diliput oleh media, diberitakan oleh media, dibaca, dilihat dan didengar oleh masyarakat super luas dari anak-anak sampai kakek-nenek? Saya sungguh kasihan pada anak-anak yang tidak sengaja menontonnya, atau bahkan sengaja menontonnya.

"Nak, nak, ayo kamu nonton berita saja sana! Jangan menonton kartun melulu!" mungkin begitu kata orang tua si anak. Setelah menonton berita, mungkin orang tuanya akan menyesal telah menyarankan anaknya menonton berita, lebih baik menonton kartun yang menghibur daripada berita yang memberi pengrusakan mental.

Bukan melulu soal wakil rakyat dan orang-orang tersohor lainnya yang banyak ulah aneh-aneh. Sikap masyarakat dan para mahasiswa/i sendiri yang memalukan saat melakukan demonstrasi pun sungguh menggelikan. Bakar-bakar ban, bawa-bawa kerbau saat demo (kerbaunya di pilox lagi! ditempelin foto presiden lagi! OTAK SOPANNYA KEMANA SIH?). Sungguh sangat disayangkan mahasiswa/i yang hanya ikut-ikutan berdemo hanya untuk teriak-teriakan, pukul-pukulan, bakar-bakaran, lempar-lemparan, tetapi bahkan tidak dapat mengemukakan fokus opininya dengan baik. Demikian pula dengan masyarakat yang mau-maunya berpanas-panas-ria dan berlelah ria berjalan kaki (apalagi yang bawa anak! emangnya piknik keluarga ya?), belum lagi kalau sial digebukin, mereka ikut meramaikan aksi demo (dalam arti harafiah : me-RAMAI-kan) dengan hanya diganjar nasi kotak dan beberapa lembar uang sepuluh ribuan. Luar biasa, sungguh luar biasa.
Hal terakhir yang membuat saya malu menjadi bangsa Indonesia mungkin terletak pada masalah kebebasan berpendapat ataupun hukum. Kebebasan pendapat sendiri dapat diartikan dalam dua makna, yaitu seperti misalnya pada kasus Prita vs. RS Omni (bukan saya mendukung Prita loh, lama2 illfeel juga sama si Pritanya karena sepertinya kok malah memperpanjang masalah supaya tenar dan bisa ngisi kolam koin paman gober), atau Luna Maya (twitter) dan lainnya. Dalam hal ini, kegemaran menuntut, sedikit-sedikit mencemarkan nama baik, sedikit-sedikit tindakan tidak menyenangkan (plis dong ah, orang kentut juga bisa dituntut dong?). Kalau suatu hari nanti saya dituntut karena mengemukakan pendapat ini, saya tidak akan kaget mengingat kebebasan berpendapat sangat ditekan di negara yang katanya negara berasaskan keadilan, kemakmuran dan Pancasila ini. Makna sebaliknya kembali lagi pada kasus penyampaian pendapat yang tanpa kesopanan tadi, sehingga menjadi terlalu bebas. Masalah soal hukum, agak malas yah dibahas? Indonesia punya hukum suka-suka sepertinya, jadinya sulit untuk kemudian dibicarakan.

Sebenarnya agak tidak penting dan kurang kerjaan bagi saya untuk menulis ini, hanya sembari mengisi waktu saat terapi leher saja dan kebetulan sedang tidak mood untuk membaca buku.

Jadi, pertanyaan kembali saya lontarkan, do you proud to be an Indonesian? do you damn love Indonesia? or even both or neither both? speak out your mind, you have the right to do so.

iSay disclaimer : this article is purely my personal opinion without any further intention.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

I screw up lately

  1. ada benjolan di leher sudah 3 hari, belon cek ke dokter.
  2. lagi empty trash imac kantor, tau2 folder yang nyimpen semua data kerjaan yang diletakkan di desktop, ILANG.
  3. so, saya langsung browsing dengan kalut dan download Stellar Phoenix Mac 4.0 + serial key nya dapet dari kaskus. Thanks God, they create kaskus.
  4. somehow, dia recover, tapi sepertinya gak semua filenya balik dan kebanyakan nama file sudah berubah jadi kode2.
  5. aroma rokok yang mengganggu dari warteg (yg posisinya kira2 3m dari tempatku duduk) di sebelah kantor, belakangan sering masuk melalui celah-celah jendela ruangan.
  6. terakhir, pikiran campur aduk. terima kasih.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Selena Gomez - Naturally

I fell in love with her in this video... (oh, not to mention Wizard of The Waverly Place, always entertain!)
She looks GORGEOUS!! I envy her sexy lips. hahaha...

Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes

Looks yummy, found this post via b-splendid

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes

Makes 30 (Note: I halved this recipe and it was very easy)

Ingredients:
  • 42 cream-filled sandwich cookies, such as Oreos, 30 left whole, and 12 coarsely chopped
  • 2 pounds cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Pinch of salt
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Place 1 whole cookie in the bottom of each lined cup.
  2. With an electric mixer on medium high speed, beat cream cheese until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Gradually add sugar, and beat until combined. Beat in vanilla.
  3. Drizzle in eggs, a bit at a time, beating to combine and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in sour cream and salt. Stir in chopped cookies by hand.
  4. Divide batter evenly among cookie-lined cups, filling each almost to the top. Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until filling is set, about 22 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Refrigerate at least 4 hours (or up to overnight). Remove from tins just before serving.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

GIVEAWAY Posters

So, I was tidying up my room and found some neglected souvenir-posters in the very dusty corner of my drawer....and I think it is time for them to find their more-proper-master who will take care of them with love and hugs....
If anyone of you care to have one of this as yours, please just let me know via comments. I'll give it for FREE! you just have to pay for the delivery charge (if I'm not handed it to you by myself).

Oh, please do share this link with your friends :)

Click the pic for larger images and here's caption :

1. Banana
310x445 mm

2. Unleashing Creativity (given away)
460x605 mm

3. Bear Cubs
680x480 mm

4. Orang Utan
(by hp)

320x465 mm

5. Spices
(by hp)

325x465 mm

6. Supermarket Plaza Design 2003
(by Binus)

360x675 mm

7. Fresh n Brite 2004
(by Binus)
700x505 mm

8. Disease Plaza Design 2005
(by Binus)

870x405 mm

9. Demand
(by Cicero)

700x405 mm

10. Mask & Flowers
(by Fortuna Fancy)

600x960 mm

11. Lotus (given away)
(by Fortuna Fancy)
600x960 mm

12. 2008 Wall Calendar
(by Jayakarta Offset)

980x140 mm
So, I am part of the team who designed this during my internship.
But I have 2 of this and thinking it will be nice to share it 1 to other.


13. Respect Life (given away)
(FDGI-Binus-Bali 2005)

600x900 mm

14. Mother Earth Blues
650x500 mm

15. Color Chart Chrome (given away)
(by PT. DIC Graphics - 021-4613525)

@ 20x25 mm

Friday, February 12, 2010

Google - 2010 Olympic

It's for 2010 Vancouver Olympic games, wish be able to watch on tv-cable....
anw, I've never seen google's appearance in a banner before. nice...

Phoenix - 1901

I've been listening to this song a lot, which means UH LOT! This song is very cool in everything. should listen to it. Oh, and the band, Phoenix, it's a grammy-award-winning French alternative rock band. :D and now I'm start to youtubing more songs from them. All are GREAT! Lisztomania? gonna be my next fave song too and many more to come. hihihihi..... enjoy...


The lyric itself, I find it in an advanced-level for a karaoke session. :P

Counting all different ideas drifting away
Past and present — they don’t matter.
Now the future’s sorted out
Watch,
you’re moving in elliptical pattern
Think it’s not what you say
What you say is way too complicated
For a minute thought I couldn’t tell how to fall out.

It’s 20 seconds ’til the last call,
going “hey hey hey hey hey hey”
Lie down, you know it’s easy
like we did it all summer long
And I’ll be anything you ask and more,
going “hey hey hey hey hey hey”

It’s not a miracle we needed,
and no I wouldn’t let you think so
Falling, falling, falling, falling

Girlfriend, you know your girlfriend’s drifting away
Past and present, 1855-1901
Watch them build up a material tower
Think it’s not gonna stay anyway
Think it’s overrated
For a minute, thought I couldn’t tell how to fall out

It’s 20 seconds to the last call,
going “hey hey hey hey hey”
Lie down, you know it’s easy,
like we did it all summer long
And I’ll be anything you ask and more,
going “hey hey hey hey hey”

It’s not a miracle we needed,
and no, I wouldn’t let you think so

Falling, falling, falling, falling
Falling, falling, falling, falling

Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Link Coming Up...

I just realize how I keep finding new interesting blogs and websites when I browse, and just can't resist to keep the links for several of great blogs. After a really (deep) thoughts, (detail) consideration and (tight) selection, I finally keep some at my blog's link menu. But somehow, I just realize how the links-list keep increasing a lot and lot more lately. '_' I even have to post it on my Passionee blog to keep the links without increasing the list. You probably aren't hesitate to open them, but the links just become my exercise when I get bored while browsing, so I open almost all of them. hahaha...

anyhoooo, I just found the new comer in my link menu. This one is one of those great one. A dessert blog, also provided by nice pictures and recipe along with it. I present to you.....


Sunday, February 07, 2010

definition of "miss"

exactly! THIS IS WHY I LIKE TUMBLR, via: siluetkucing

one of moi fave quote

one of my fave quote comes from my own friends.
you'll never know where the best might pop out.
probably just coming from the one next to you.

"Segala sesuatu itu ada waktunya sendiri dan akan indah pada waktunya." - Ronald & Isur

salah jatuh hati

ini semua bagaikan petir menyambar dengan gluduk-gluduknya di tengah malam.
okeiiii...... berlebihan.

agak konyol ajah sih... ceritanya tadi abis ngobrol2 sama kucing, trus si kucing ngasih tau ke saya biasanya orang yang lagi mabuk hati itu ngapain ajah, seperti apa ajah kelakuannya, dll.

mendadak merasa go!Blog karena......

kok kayaknya semua yang terjadi di masa lampau, bisa dibilang "BUKAN! ITU BUKAN JATUH HATI!" =__=" tapi saya membuatnya bagaikan masalah superbesar....

ahhh... masa muda.... (kok jadi berasa udah tuwa banget kayaknya?)

nah, tadi itu gluduk-gluduknya.

setelah itu baru deh ngongol petir-petirnya. (secara teori sih memang cahaya dulu baru suara. Tapi kayaknya gak seru ajah kalo di awal udah klimaks, trus sekarang cuman gluduk2nya yang gak bisa ngebunuh orang)

mendadak, seperti ada kilat menyambar, membutakan mata, menggosongkan rambut menjadi hitam kemilau, arghh... dan lalu kenapa saya jadi banyak omong begini? >.< ah intinya, ciri2 yang disebutkan si kucing saya alami beberapa kali pada orang yang 100% saya yakin bukan orang yang saya jatuh hatiin (halah... apaan coba istilahnyeee...). Tapi ahh... kayaknya sih cuman dibawa pikiran ajah.

jadii...... jadi apa? kaga tau? kenapa gw nulis jadi? kenapa gak gue dilet ajah? kenapa gue jadi banyak omong? kenapa gue maju terus tanpa mencet tombol dilet? OHOHOHO.... Andai pas nulis cerita bisa kayak gini, this is so fun! Just write everything that across your mind without even mind to edit it for now. ihihihi....

okelah, saya mengaku. Fenomena maju terus tanpa neken tombol dilet bisa diakibatkan karena badan udah meronta-ronta minta ditidurin (please, read it in a positive way), begitu pula dengan otak dan kepala, tetapi hati belum mengijinkannya... (jiehilehh....) halahh yah sudah ah.... ngomong, ngomong, ngomong, ngomong terus..... gak ada intinya.

PERFECT! i just stumble through kucing's tumblr and found this : ah... engga engga.... it must be matter in other ways. saya percaya... ya ya...

Friday, February 05, 2010

When I get inspired at night, I...

1. browsing too much
2. writing so long, and forgetting the time
3. stay up till pass midnight
4. looking for guilty pleasure food/beverage (I just drank a half of coke glass with lots of ice)
5. have so many ideas about "to-do-list" in my head
6. feel so upset when I have to shut it down because of the time (especially when tomorrow is still a working day)

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

google - Norman Rockwell


One of my favorite, Norman Rockwell, is one of those great American realism painter & illustrator; and today is his birthday. You can notice his artworks from some of Hallmark cards, like this one below :

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Book : The Alchemist

Just finished reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
One of those inspiring books I've ever read.
what i love about it:
  • it encourages you to fight for what you dream of, instead of stuck at the "what you see".
  • it talks a lot about this whole world's natural chemistry, makes you appreciate nature even more.
  • the details and poetic description about everything, to "see through" not just look.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Korean Girls Band Fever

Some of my guy-friends are currently addicted to Korean Girls band.
SNSD (girls' generation) is the most.
well, I have to admit, the girls got a catchy bit in their songs, they look pretty (in that innocent looks, as what the guys said), fashionably cute, and their dance choreography is just great.

Their guy-looks suits in this video is looks awesomely great, combined with the dance.


sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry sorry........
I love my life when I know what I want to do.