Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last day of 2009


Happy last day of 2009. Now, I have dinner at Teraskota,bsd with my beibeb and mas berly. :)

Happy new year everyone and happy holiday!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Posting in the middle of night

hi my bloggers,

just when i promised not to 'bolos' to posting, i just skipped about almost 3 days!

well, on friday till sunday, i accompanied my friend, dika, who gonna leaving to Ternate soon because her husband is there and she has able to mutated herself to move there. Last weekend, she had meeting at Hotel Santika and since her room is for two person, but only her that stay there, she invited me to stay at hotel also. So on Friday, i stayed there :D

well, that was like a fresh air for me, escaping from my room in Mampang and Pamulang to stay in different places but still in Jakarta. I enjoyed watching Pay Tv there (hihi) and catch up my old serial tv series ( heroes, desperate housevives, ugly betty ) which i already skipped so long :p

on Sat ( my friend is still training) i went to Pasific Place, that was first time since Jakarta Fashion Week :p) we had lunch at Pancious Pancake (still one of favorite restaurant at PP) and my bf bought Ipod Touch there, wow, im so envy his Ipod Touch, but actually im not big fans of Ipod ( i even barely uses my ipod shuffle).

On sunday, i went to Istana Negara dan Istana Merdeka with Sahabat Museum community together with almmost 1000 people who also went there. The trip actually is short but the abundant of people whose join this trip makes slowing the whole event.

First, we met at Duta Merlin for registration (well, imagine this, almost 1000 people should be registered), then, we listen explanations about Hotel Des Indies which once was located at Duta Merlin, then we walked to Seketariat Negara next to Duta Merlin and from there, we got to Instana Negara with shuttle bus.

Arrived at Istana, we converge at a hall, and the protocol give us some brief presntation about those two palaces. After that, we started touring. Only one Istana that we can enter, which is Freedom Palace since State Palace is still used as a resident for SBY.

At Freedom Palace we saw the metting hall for president and first wife to greet his/her guests which also decorated with lot of art thingies from entire Indonesia. Actually, the palace was not as big as i imagine. As matter of fact, the size just like my grandmas house back then. :D

After touring, we back to Duta Merlin and got Ragusa Ice cream. Overall was nice, but i think Sahabat Museum should limiting their guests. Let's say only 300 people a day and they could make this event as a regular, so people can choose their day not all people joint in the same day. too crowded. Well, im lucky my number of registration is still in 100s, so im on the firsts group whose experiences the tour, but i just can't imagine people whose on 800s. How long they should waited ? Even, when i was about home, i still saw people queueing in the fron of Seketaris Negara, not enter just yet. wow.

I also went to Museum Nasional again, to accompany my beibeb who havent visit that museum. This time, the museum is full with chilidren since this holiday time for them. From that, we back to hotel to got dinner with dika.

And monday, we back to work agaaiin.... huuuh.. but the traffic is quiet. I even can sit on the bus transjakarta. yey :D

and i can't wait to my holiday next week. :D


PS: oh, about why i posting on middle of night. i just wake after a hard stomatchache last night. :(. It was very hard, i was wanted to taken 2 pills paracetamol, but i able to managed myself to not get that extra paracetamol #deritawanita

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

i think it would be nice if i were a man

so it's okay to be less-sensitive, acceptable if you were have messy room/desk, it's okay to go alone everywhere.

and no problem if you were angry and you were not doing anything to make it up. you let us to make it up first to you because you know us can't stand yours angry. They called it simply man's ego.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

reward for my a-month daily blogging

bye boring layout from blogger.

Thanks for Dita, offers lot of backgrounds that make your blog preetier :D

On holliday mood

wooww... im so wake up as if i had day-off tommorow. Not im not. As matter of fact, tommorow i will get morning marketing meeting at office. Huh.

Anyway, today is pay day :D .. it's simply make me happy. hihi.

and mark this, today is also a month after i decided to drag myself blogging everyday. :D I failed two days though! :(

next time better. still get 2 months to go :D

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Planet 51

is really a boring movie. espesially, if you have already watching the awesome Avatar movie before. :p

Monday, December 21, 2009

The greatest mom in the world!

I browsed through my facebook and suddenly realised that tommorow is Mothers Day in Indonesia.

It's been 6 years without my Mom. Lot things happened, sometimes I still feel envy when someone talks about her mother, eventhough its slightly better than before.

Look mom, I know you gonna proud with what I become today. Because I know you always proud to anything that I going through.

I miss you mom. It still feels not okay without you around. There are still some things that I only want to share only with you, like we always did..

But mom, don't you worry, besides any flaws, I'm still okay and tough. I'm still able to face world everyday.

Thanks for praying for a good man to accompany me. InsyAllah I already got one and this, I'm sure, its because your pray.

Mom, I love you, I always do..

Thank you for being a greatest mom for me.


Sunday, December 20, 2009


Hey bloggers,

Well yes, i broke my own promise! it's been 2 days im not blogging (as if there's someone care about it :p) The reasons ? well, just say... im bit hangover here. :p

What's going oonn?

well, on friday i got 2 parties attended. First is my bro's kinda-birthday-party at home. Dewi was cooking 'nasi kebuli'. Second is my junior high school after party (of his wedding) which the food wass... errrr amazing and abundant! Dharmawangsa hotel really have a good foodd!

and my friends party is .. so awesome. Well, just think that i too much watched Gossip Girl tv series. But it's kinda me thinks it's like one, though. But is's so nice to have a party that only your friends (not your parents' collegas) that come to your party.

And I also met lot of my high school friends there , and i was using my white gown (and i was drinking chocolate martini, how come im not thinking that it's so GG typical party?). and their special entertain guest is (hold your breath) "Maliq d'essential". It was so awesome watching Maliq d'essential while youre sitting in the front-row sofa. :D

overall, it was very nice :D

and as yesterday, i was watching Avatar. So great. so recommended.

ok, bye bye.. tommorow back to work again and no, at 24 dec im not getting day off. *crying*

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sang pemimpi

wake up - going to slipi - lunch at office - going to kedoya - back office - come home early - going to pejaten - eating sour sally - watching Sang Pemimpi (a good one, review later) - eating bubur ayam - typing blog via her phone.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tombak's Birthday

Happy birthday Tombak Matahari!, my bro :)

welcome to big three-zero and may God bless you :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

i miss you prameswari

hi all,

I browsed through one of album of my very bestfriend, Jihan. the album titled 'prameswari', which consits of me, dika, upik and Jihan.

That photo album brings my memory back, the half of them is when we had our first trip togehter (which only four of us) to Barcelona. I still remember, how happy we are and also the silly fights that we had there. Just because each of us, really know and understand each habits, we try tolerate, eventhough it was so hard :).

Jihan who so mother-ly, The organized and love-to-clean Upik, the dilligent and it-is-so-hard-and-complicated Dika and me (oh, describe me, girls!). After 6 years, two of us has already married. three of us (including me) find her soulmate in Amsterdam and also in the same year (about 4 years ago, right girls ?

And eventhough we are so apart half-world (literally), just remember we still have each others. And we still have facebook and SMS ;)...

I love you girls. Prameswari.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Xmas is in the malls!

Dearest people,...

As planned, today I went to brightspot market, plaza indonesia. For you who doesn't know (my beibeb didn't know until I dragged him to got there), brightspot market is kind of bazaar of young talented indonesia designer. Some of them have their own store, some of them selling it online.

Some names that also participated here are, geulis, cottontink, petite cupcakes, happy-go-lucky. I bought purple shawl from cottontink there. I love it.

What I like to going to malls these days because only on malls we can get the most xmas feelings in indonesia. Despite what religion am I, I love xmas. I think xmas is the universal celebration. The day for everyone that believe in peace as the sweetest thing in the world. Only in Christmas, war can stop. How great is it ?

Plaza indonesia also makes house that made by original ginger cake that created by the hyatt chef to celebrate xmas. Wow! it's like in fairy world :)

The malls decorate by red and green, Christmas choir, big Christmas tree and Christmas sale everywhere. Why wouldn't we love christmast ? I do :)

Bye readers :)
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Saturday, December 12, 2009


Happy weekend!

This morning, i went to Pamulang Permai and bought Rawon for breakfast with my bro and his wife. There was fruit seller there, and Dewi, my sis-in-law bought Cempedak.

Since she was original from south borneo, this fruit is quiet famous there. I, myself, can't find any difference with Nangka, but the smell itself is more like Durian. Strong.

We can eat Cempedak fresh and also with some cooking. Dewi make fried Cempedak and we eat it in the middle of rain. so yummy. We also can eat the seed as well which tastes like peanut.

And we also can eat the skin of cempedak fruit. This originally is Banjar's traditional food called Mandai. First we have to put it into water with salt and wait until the skin is tender. And then we 'tumis' it. it's pretty simple, but i like the after taste that they make :)

happy weekend! maybe tommorow ill visit Brigspot Market to see what they have, but i dont think that this is a right moment, since i want to save for my holiday :p.

bye bye.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Manga : The One I Love

hey, happy friday!

Well, my friday is not that happy, but skip that. we not gonna talk about that in this post.

Do you have your favorite manga author ? I do have. CLAMP is my manga favorite group author and maybe favorite from other manga-lover in my age. Cardcaptor Sakura, Magic Knight Rayearth, Chobits, x/1999 is few of their mangas.

What i like for them is, none of their story that have 'bad' enemy. Every of their enemy have 'one mission' which have something good on it, but because of situation, they looks bad, but actually is not. Thus, there is no bad people on CLAMP. But how they tells and also the images are very nice and sweet. and also details.

Yesterday, i went to second-hand book store at Pasar festival, and found one of CLAMP manga : The One I Love (published on 1995). Before, i already saw the Dutch version at ABC, Amsterdam, but, since it's on Dutch, i decided not to buy it (and it costs € 15 as well).

The comic is really beautiful. This kind of different with other comic. They consits of 12 different stories with 2 pages of their own article that explains the manga. And it's all about love. According to wikipedia, it's consider as CLAMP's most autobiographical story ( or love story, to be exact).

Here i cited from Wikipedia about the story inside the manga :

Different: "I wanted to try something a little different, to become a little different." A girl asks to meet her boyfriend in the park after they've had a fight. She wants to apologize, but doesn't know what to say, so she wears a kimono instead. When she meets her boyfriend, she finds that he is dressed up too; he had the same idea as she did.

Cute: "I think 'cute' is such a vague word." A girl reflects on the word "cute" with her boyfriend. She can't visualize "cute," so she doesn't understand why it makes her happy when he says that she is cute.

I Miss You:
"When I can't see you, I don't know if something's happened to you." A girl has doubts about staying with her boyfriend, who has a very demanding work schedule. In the end, he skips work to visit her and she decides that their relationship will work out.

A Younger Man: "It's not like I fell in love with you because of your age." A young woman working at a bakery reflects on a past unsuccessful relationship with a younger man. In the end, a younger bakery worker asks her on a date, and she is hopeful that their relationship will work out.

Suddenly: "Love always happens suddenly." A girl working in a design company thinks about her past relationships, and one of her coworkers, whom she doesn't get along with. When a design job goes wrong and that coworker offers his ideas, she realizes that she is in love with him.

Together: "I just wanted to have something in common with that boy." A girl reflects on her childhood sweetheart, who introduced her to playing the harmonica.

Pretty: "Today's the day I wanted to look my prettiest!" A girl panics as she decides what to wear to meet her boyfriend. When she is late to meet him, she realizes that her boyfriend always thinks she is pretty, no matter what she wears.

Insecure: "I love him, but maybe he doesn't feel the same way." A girl has a dream about being dumped by her boyfriend, and she is worried that it is a premonition.

Courage: "I found the courage because today was a special day." A girl confesses her love on Valentine's Day.

Normal: "How do all those couples cross the threshold from 'love' into marriage." A young woman has doubts about getting married to her boyfriend. In the end, she realizes that even if they marry, nothing will change between them.

Apart: "When we're this far apart, we can't even hold hands." A young woman wonders if her long-distance boyfriend is being faithful. In the end, she finds out that he is very dedicated to her.

Marriage: "I feel like I'm turning into someone completely different." A young woman about to be married is nervous about her future. She is worried that she might change, but her husband reassures her that they will change together.

I really enjoy the whole story!


Thursday, December 10, 2009


getting better.busy at office.eating sushi. another night.

time to sleep now :)

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Call in sick


Today's is really boring. I spent my day only laying in the bed, call in sick. This diarheaa really kills me, but now is getting better, eventhough, the frequent of going to wc (sorry) is still quite lot, but better than yesterday.

Basically, there is no interesting thing that happening today. Expect, i want to share 2 good news from friend of mine. One is finnaly getting pregnant (after 2 years:) ) and one is finnaly reunite with her husband which residence outside javannese. However the bad news is,both of them is planning to move away from me :(.

You know you're getting older, when you find you have less good friends. but top of that, i'm happy to both of you. good luck!


Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Buka Semangat Baru

Dearest peoplee,...

Today, i went to JMC Hospital, this diarrhea kills me, then i decided to went to doctor in the hospital near my place. Luckily, my insurance is pay everything. I can just come and go home with some drugs without paying any cash. and i also happy, there is no infection so i dont need any antibiotics.

At home, i open to Raditya Dika website, and found this link that he's recommended Apparently, this is the blogs to support the new campaign of Coca Cola. This also linked to their new ad / jungle. Open happines, is the umbrella of international 2009 campaign of Cocacola.

I like how they translated 'Open Happiness' to Indonesia, buka semanagat baru. Not fully translated, but they still brings some spirits that they have on Open Happiness. Every country also make their own version. Just try to search it on youtube. They do have plenty!

What i noticed is, on Open Happiness original version, the three people that presented on tv ad is origin from differences races that also pictures how differences races they have on US, but they still united. On Indonesian version, you can't see that "Differences but United". What a pitty.

This also happen on Dove Campaign. If you look Dove ads outside Indonesia, you will see how Dove really brings their Sisterhood spirtis with differences races but united, fat or slim, black or white, straight hair or frizzy hair, all are pictures on their campaign and brings the spirit "everyone is beauty".

Here, they are not brave enough to bring that messages. You still see, the major is a girl with white fair skin with long straigh hair. Well the differences only on the lenght of their hair but not their skins nor races.

My question is always same, "Why they don't brave to bring that messages?" I know, all Indonesian people is really willing to be that kind of person. But, hey, how's about the messages of " Every of You is beautiful uniquely? "

How's about that ?

Meanwhile, please listen the jingle ad / music video of Buka Semangat Baru. I kinda like it though :p

Monday, December 07, 2009

This couple is (still) sick!

Dearest one,

I don't know why these two week, me and beibeb got sick easily. After getting cold last week, today, I got diarrhea, one of my always-sick. Apparently, today's diarrhea not only caught on me. My brother and my sister in law also got diarrhea as well. That makes my sister-in-law become a detective to find who's the culprit that make all of us sick. :p

Uh, I feeling not well. Better sleep early.

Bye readers!
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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Baby's Party

Today, i was invited to my boss daughter's birthday party, Kendra. Thus, me with one of my officemates went there.

It was long time im not in touch with so many babies and kids in one place. It was like heavenn :). Kids chatting, playing and fighting together. They looks so happy with all the presents and goodie bags that they got from the party. they are so naive and cute. how happy and simple they pictures life. I wish adult can remember how they was pictures the beautiful and easy life as they were kids.

After that, i spend my 'me time' (well, my beibeb couldn't accompany me, since he is still get toothache) at Citos. I also bought bought 'Nowhere to Go', A CD from Endah n Rhesa (IDR 25.000) and 'Indonesian Sweet Jazzy' (IDR 30.000) A compilation from old Indonesian songs with a touch of swing jazz. Both of them is good.

So, today is perfect. Thanks Allah. :)

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Lazy saturday..

I spent almost my day in my pamulang's house. Only laying in the front of tv watching Opera van Java. My baby got tootache so he can't eat anything. Poor baby :)

Heaven, after these rough days, what I need are laying and doing nothing :p

Bye, nighty readers.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Please Pray for My Aunty : Ratna Indraswari Ibrahim

Have you heard an author named Ratna Indraswari Ibrahim ? On 80's and 90's she was so popular. Her stories has been published to many newspapers (ex : Kompas) and magazines.

Yes, that great women is my aunty from my dad. Ratna Indraswari Ibrahim. She has been disable since 10 years old, but i always envy her spirtis to keep creative with her spesial skills on writting.

Today, i got sad news from my Dad. He tells that my aunty is got stroke and still on the hospital. Please, my dear readers, pray for her and her healthy and quick recorvery. Amen.

I googled a bit and got my aunty's biography on one of website. I think this pretty interesting since he's also talking about the parents of my aunty, which is my grandpa and grandma. My dad is very rare talking about them, so this article make me understand bit about my dad's family.

Link from

© Duncan Graham 2007

She's one of Indonesia's most prolific short-story writers with more than 300 published. Plus novels, poetry and a basket full of articles. For these she's collected several awards. When she's not writing she's pushing social and cultural causes.

All this makes Ratna Indraswari Ibrahim worthy of respect; add to this her work practices.

For Ratna is severely crippled and cannot write or use a keyboard; all her stories have to be dictated and transcribed. Duncan Graham met the determined author at her home in Malang, East Java.

While the interviews for this story were being conducted Malang was gripped by a bizarre family tragedy. A young Mum who seems to have suffered emotional, domestic and financial problems – and was clearly mentally unbalanced -poisoned her four children, then herself.

Adding to the tragedy is that the mother (ironically named Mercy) used her handphone to video the deaths of her youngsters. She then arranged their bodies neatly on the bed before committing suicide. The local media published the pictures.

Don't bother ploughing through newspaper archives for more details – just wait for Ratna's next story.

"I'm thinking about it," she said. "The seed is definitely there. I have to get my ideas from newspapers and books. It's not easy getting around."

But she does, and has already visited Australia, the US (where she had leadership training), and China. In some places mobility has been simpler than in her homeland. In many Western nations pavements should be smooth and level, and public buildings must have wheelchair-access ramps and wide doors for the physically challenged.

Ratna has been campaigning for similar laws in Indonesia for decades. Back in 1994 she was given a national award by then President Soeharto for her agitation on behalf of the disabled – arguing that the public should see the person, not the problem, and that all citizens have the right to use public space.

But architects and town planners largely remain unconcerned with the plight of Indonesia's handicapped; the legislation is still not in place, ensuring the disabled usually stay indoors.

"I should start a political party," a frustrated Ratna grumbled as an aside. "There are ten million disabled voters in Indonesia. Maybe then the lawmakers would start to pay attention."

It's not just the indifference of politicians that keeps the crippled out of sight. To have a child who is labeled abnormal is often regarded as a curse, proof to the superstitious that the family has committed some grave sin.

Fortunately for Ratna her parents - who came from Padang in West Sumatra, a region with a reputation for practising heavy-duty Islam - were open minded, progressive and liberal,

"I was born in 1949 and had a good and happy childhood," she said. "I could swim and loved playing outside. I was considered to be a tomboy."

When she was about ten tragedy struck. At first it was thought she'd contracted poliomyelitis, though later diagnoses indicate it may be rickets, a disease that softens bones. Whatever the cause, she lost the use of her limbs and has had to rely on others for her daily needs.

"For the first five years or so I was very angry – particularly with God because everyone else in the family was so fit," she said. "All my five sisters were beautiful. However I think I've only written one story expressing that anger – and I can't remember the title.

"My mother, Siti Bidasari, died only five years ago. She lived long enough to see and enjoy her daughter's success. I'm not trying to be immodest, but she was very proud of me.

"When I was young she told me: 'You cannot walk, but you can write. Not everyone who walks can write. You will do much more than other people because God has given you brains to use.'

"It's true that I may not have become a writer if I hadn't been disabled. I love plants and all living things, and I wanted to become a farmer.

"God made me like this so I could be writer. Originally I wrote for myself – and to please my parents, to show them that I could do other things. I didn't want them crying because I was sick."

The home environment was ideal. Dad, Saleh Ibrahim was fluent in numerous languages, an idealistic lawyer who quit his profession over issues of principle to become a businessman. The family did well - it owned a major cinema and the house was full of books. If it was a toss up between spending on haberdashery or hardbacks the novels usually won.

It was also a remarkably tolerant environment. Young Ratna was sent to a Christian school, liked some of the rituals and asked her parents if they could celebrate Christmas with a tree. They agreed – and they didn't prohibit her from talking to the prostitutes at a nearby brothel.

"I was taught not to see people for their faults," she said, "but to look at their characters piece-by-piece." It's a quality she has taken into her literature.

Mum was an admirer of intellectual and diplomat Agus Salim who also came from Padang. He was one of the founders of modern Indonesia and a writer of the Constitution who stressed the value of education.

While other kids were running the streets, kicking balls and testing the limits of their bodies and the physical environment, Ratna was exploring the limitless world of imagination.

She was exposed to the works of Anton Chekhov, Guy de Maupassant, Virginia Woolf, Thomas Hardy, Alexandre Dumas and others. Her parents would suggest books she might like – including Karl Marx's manifesto Das Kapital. This was before Soeharto introduced a ban on all works by communists.

"My parents said they would stand by me and visit me in jail if I decided to join the PKI (communist party), but they'd disown me if I was imprisoned for corruption," she said.

She didn't become a Red, but Marx influenced her to consider the plight of the poor, marginalized and dispossessed – the people who now feature in her stories.

Ratna went to Malang's Brawijaya University where her friends had to carry her up stairs to lectures. She wanted to learn more about human psychology but lost interest and channeled her energies into writing and activism.

For 13 years she chaired a Non-Government Organization (NGO) for disabled people, then founded an NGO concerned with environmental issues. She also works for Yayasan Kebudayaan Panjoeng, a cultural foundation to stimulate and preserve local history and the arts.

Her once secluded 93-year old home in central Malang is now overshadowed by a hotel on one side, and a high school on the other. When prayers and public announcements are made on what must be East Java's most raucous and deafening sound system, the mind hibernates for self-protection.

It hardly seems the ideal environment for creativity, but Ratna resting on a bed in her library while she structures her next sentence to be transcribed by secretary and poet Ragil Sukriwul, doesn't seem to mind. She has many visitors who bring her stories that may eventually find a way into her work.

Then there are the students seeking the magic elixir: 'Please tell me how to write.' Ratna's answer is blunt and direct: "Just do it!" So what sort of courses should they take? "Education is not the same as intelligence."

Relationships between the sexes are a major theme in her stories, with situations growing out of male domination of women in a society that's overwhelmingly dogmatic and masculine, and often violent.

Her female characters are usually semi-urban Muslims struggling with life and injustice, battling to raise families while maintaining a sense of self-worth. Their situations are real. Her popularity depends on her readers identifying with the characters and their daily lives. Surprisingly many of her admirers are men.

There are two main streams of women's literature in Indonesia, the traditional romantic novel (love lit) and the new kid on the shelves, sastra wangi (literally 'perfumed writing') but known elsewhere as chick lit.

Ratna rejects both as "pop writing". Despite her distaste she recognizes that the boom in sastra wangi featuring metropolitan teens coming to grips with their sexuality is encouraging young women to learn more about their bodies, human nature and the world they've inherited. "Better read than gossip," she conceded.

The success of these novelettes (check the number of titles in your nearest bookstore) clearly shows there's a great need among curious youngsters constrained by culture and imposed taboos. But it's the open discussion of sex that worries the 58-year old author.

"Sex belongs to God," she said. "It's a matter between two souls, it's not an issue that should be discussed in the open, or treated as vulgar which is how it's handled by men."

She lumps feminism into the same category because of the stress on sex – though in a Western reading of her work she is clearly a feminist writer striving to empower.

The traditional romantic novel is given the flick because it reinforces what Ratna calls the 'Cinderella complex'. This has a passive young woman waiting for some bloke to rescue her from hardships, then transport her to an abode of bliss. How he's constructed this is of no concern to author or reader.

In this genre the woman does little more than hang around, braid her locks, keep her legs together till marriage and look enchanting. She doesn't have to use her initiative or generate ideas. In fact any outburst of intelligence would probably frighten away Mr Right who has a fixation on body, not brains.

Sadly, claims Ratna, Indonesia is an "autistic country." Most women still believe in the Cinderella fantasy, even as they pummel clothes in streambeds, hump water up hills and fall pregnant too early and too often to male chauvinists.

She also attacks public perceptions of Islam as a religion that oppresses women. "People confuse culture with religion," she said. "Islam protects women's rights. It's the culture that creates the role of women in society.

"I want my readers to think about women, how they are treated, to understand their fate. I want to talk humanity – not feminism or individualism and selfishness.

"Our keraton (Javanese regal) culture promotes mutual support. Human beings were created to help each other. Readers will get what they want from my books."

(First published in the SundayPost 17 June 07)##
copyright of Duncan Graham

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Anyone there ?

After almost 2 weeks being on this self blogging challenge.

I just wondering is there anyone there, reading my blog ?

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Wednesday, December 02, 2009


I got headache and not in the mood to write anything.

And currently is busy reading this book.

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

New Moon-ing

hi all,

still feels tired after all. I just back home watching New Moon on Pejaten Village.

Well, who you gonna choose ? werewolf or vampire ?

Me personally would like to choose werewolf.

he's warm :p hihi


B : beb, who's you gonna choose if you're bella?
D : werewolf. badannya bagus, kotak2. kalo vampire mah kerempeng....


Monday, November 30, 2009

weird day


i am so tired today. can't type anything, just wonder how weird today is. 2 suicides on 2 malls between 1 day? it is so weird. Even Gi dan sency become a trending topic on twitter. And this-and-that that comes up on my life has completed my weird day.

well, for a while just listen to my favorite song from Endah n Rhesa. When you love someone. im so happy... its like.. i falling in love with Room Eleven on Holland, and in Indonesia, im in love with Endah n Rhesa. :)

Endah N Rhesa - When You Love Someone Lyric:

I love you but it’s not so easy to make you here with me
I wanna touch and hold you forever
But you’re still in my dream
And I can't stand to wait ‘till nite is coming to my life
But I still have a time to break a silence
When you love someone
just be brave to say that you want him to be with you
when you hold your love
don’t ever let it go
or you will loose your chance
to make your dreams come true...
I used to hide and watch you from a distance and i knew you realized
I was looking for a time to get closer at least to say... “hello”
And I can’t stand to wait your love is coming to my life
When you love someone
just be brave to say that you want him to be with you
when you hold your love
don’t ever let it go
or you will loose your chance
to make your dreams come true...
And I never thought that I’m so strong
I stuck on you and wait so long
but when love comes it can’t be wrong
Don’t ever give up just try and try to get what you want
Cause love will find the way....
When you love someone
just be brave to say that you want him to be with you
when you hold your love
don’t ever let it go
or you will loose your chance
to make your dreams come true...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

JGTC, here we come :)

Dear All,

Alhamdullilah, when i wake up this morning, my body is getting better. Thus, as planned, i decided to went to Jazz Goes To Campus at Universitas Indonesia Depok. JGTC is the oldest jazz festival in Indonesia, this year is their 32nd annual festival.

What i like for this year event is their sponsor is not from ciggarete company anymore (talking about no smoking campaign and go green campaign :)). And the stage is better than last year ( i think they learnt something from last year's event) :D. and i also noticed, that this year, they properly prepare for chance of raining, which is, of course, raining all over from 5 - 9 pn. :(

Oh yes, when i got there, raining is start. Since both of us is hungry, we went to food and beverage stand and got kebab as our late lunch. After that, we went around the stage and stopped at stage C to see Nina Aartsen and Jakarta Broadway Team. I like Jakarta Broadway Team (which consits of UI students i think) they are so theatrical and energetic, reminds me of black american people when they make a vocal group :) )

After that, because of heavy raining, we went to the bazzaar and got cutey and cheapy stuffs. Oh, i love the fact that im on campus area because the stuff that they got there is unique and cheap :p. We back again to stage A and saw ecoutez. But because it's raining and lot people bring umbrella, we can't see anything. all is umbrella, but the performance of ecoutez is good :) we love it.

After that, we went to stage B. they got roof that make us protected from rain. we decided to passed maliq & d'essential (owh, in all jazz festivals we got 'em), kulkul , olma ong and Balawan. we thougt it was just useless went there and can't see anything, instead only listening them under the rain!

We were waiting for Endah n Rhesa. Before that we got eriksondhy project. Endah n Rhesa was brilliant, as usual. Sweet thing is they got married next week. They show off their engagement ring. Aw, so sweet, i just knew that they're couple, no wonder they got so much chemistry in their performance :). When i was in blues festival, lot of people didnt know their song, in JGTC, those college students know by heart and sing together. awh! i think i have to buy their CD :) they sings " i dont' remember, when you love someone, uncle jim and few songs"

then we heading home, i say bye secretly to Olma Ong and was happy to see Endah n Rhesa again.

I like JGTC this year, we also has been prepare it better than last year ( we got rain coat, umbrella, jacket, etc). My opinion is since this is a good jazz event, and they has already know that almost every year they got raining, why dont they move it into 'dry season' like from May - August. My bf (who is lecturer) said that in November-December, all that college students have their free times so they can make such a event like this. Well, i think is more nicely that they move it on july/august since the open-air concept that they uses are needed more sun than rain :)

Next week is JakJazz, but i think we passed it. and the ticket for Java Jazz has already on sale. We will check that we want to buy it or not, since Java Jazz really like bazaar and lifestyle event than Jazz festival itself.

wow, it's almost midnight. I'm going to sleep now, peeps :D.

ps: what i love about this event is... i feel 5 years younger since i surronded by college students. ihiy :D

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Today's dinner : indian food


I spent today mostly watching movie on dvd. 3 films : ugly truth, 17 again and laws of attraction. Coincidently, ugly truth and laws of attraction share same idea, which is about men who falling in love with control-freak/though women. At first, the women dislikes the men because they are so laid-off , but turns out they both likes this not-their-type guy. So typically.

For dinner, we went to indian street food near of my home. This is our second visit and we likes the food. Unfortunately, the food that they offers is not much. Today, I got qurma ayam and he got kari ayam. Both turns good as a street-food. If you realy try a good east asian (indian/arabic) food, you can try Al-Jazerra (arabic restaurant) they offers a good nasi kebuli (1 portion for 2 people) with affordable price, and the service is good too :).

Ok, bye now! My body is not feeling well, hope it getting well tommorow as I want to see JGTC! However, last year jgtc remarks not that good memory for me. Heavy rain and crowded audiences! Duh!

Night2 :)

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Friday, November 27, 2009

A family day

Happy Eid Mubarak you all :)

I feel bit sleepy when i typed this, but i just commited to myself that im gonna have daily blogging and i know nobody gonna mad at me if i didnt blog today, but hey, here you are, a today's update!

I wake up with panic shouts from my brother, who just inform me that he's going to mosque and there is no electricity! luckily, 1 hour later, electricity is back again. Today is a family day, threofore, on noon, we went to my dad's house at Bintaro, and we eat "gulai kambing" and ketupat there.

Besides that, we also playing with dad's dog, sammy, and the kids has been introduce us with their new skateboard. I thought, the general skateboard is only with 4 wheels, but, in the future (yes, i did small research) the skateboard improves with lot types, one of them is this. the skateboard with only two small wheels. You really need balances to operate it. Me and my brother try it but it's so difficult for us, grown ups. we even can't stand on it. I tried to reserach the name of skateboard that they have, but i can't find on google (or maybe i was wrong with the name of skateboard that they mentioned to me), however, they bought it on Ace Hardware.

After that, we went dinner to a new steamboat restaurant in Sektor 9, Bintaro. the food is good, but the service is too slow. not bad. :)

enough for today, i'm so happy that we have long weekend, and on sunday maybe i'll visit Jazz Goes To Campus at UI, since the JakJazz ticket is quite expensive and im on tight shopping budget. Hope there is no heavy rain for JGTC this year!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Introduce you : Grazia Indonesia Magazine

In the end of Jakarta Fashion week, Feminagroup has just launched new women lifestyle magazine, Grazia Indonesia.

Grazia has targeted to fulfill the demands of fashion and international / national celebs information. targeted to 20 - 45 y.o make this magazine could be read by general adult women. The concept is more like Oke or People. For you, who live in Netherlands, maybe already aware with this magazine :)

Last year, Feminagroup have Bestlife as a new magazine, this year, we launched Grazia, which make me wonder, what they gonna launched next year ? For you, what 'aboard' magazine that you wanna read in Indonesia ? Vogue ? Women's Weekly? Instyle?
Let me know :)

bye readers :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

layout changes

I make some changes, but actually after 7 years with bloggers, i got bored with their basic layout. However, i dont have time to get fancier layout these times. Hopely on December (since i know they have lot of holiday) i can make a new changes for this blogger.

I also make new arrangement on page element and remove anything that didn't work.

Hope you like it :D

What, entrance ticket to Museum Nasional (aka Museum Gajah) only Rp. 750,- (oh yes, single zero)

Hi there,

today is an adventorus day. i kinda like it.

Today, i got day off and went to Museum Nasional (or aka Museum Gajah) and i just got surprised when found out that the entrance ticket is only Rp. 750 (with single zero). I know lot people gonna commenting " with this low price still there is no people that coming to museum ". I know it, but when someone is going to Museum, that means this particular person has already 'commit' to go to museum and when the price is affordable ( i think Rp. 10.000 - 20.000 counts as affordable) people gonna pay it for sure. The price is really shocking us.

And actually, compare to other museums in Kota, this museum quiet good and got a good care for government. This museum divided into two, the old museum and the new & modern museums which good arrangement, good lighting and clear explanation. The museum is pretty big which we takes about 1,5 hour to getting around them.

And yes, it is interesting, you can see our culture and heritage from papua until Aceh. and they gonna see us how rich we are. And they also have "Gold Area" when we can see some our gold jewelry that found in Indonesia.

Too bad i can't take picture inside museum. they doesn't allow us. Only few guests that we see inside museum, most of them is high school students and one or two 'bule'. I dont know this because this is not holiday season or others.

Well, the next museums that im planning to see in Jakarta is Museum Prasasti. Do you have any other advices for museum must visit at Jakarta? i'd love to hear :)

see ya :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


why i cannot upload picture here. Duh, first media really annoys me deh. i can't open some my blogger friends. I heard that they misleading some instruction from depkominfo. They said that they should banned but instead block that spesific website, they block all blogspot websites which includes me.

stupid. hope they work on this asap since i just give my guts to daily blogging again.

Monas, here we come!

Dear there,

so, this is my second post for my blogging challenges (oh no, i'm not gonna give up that easy). Now is 22:45, my tv is still broadcast about Bank Century/bibit-chandra national/hottest case in Indonesia. and this more interesting, since they already mutated Suseno after not-that-clear SBY speech (and lucky i didnt vote SBY back then, so i can critizes him without any guilty feeling attached :p)

ok, enough about politic talking. I already got enough today.

Today, I accompany my dear upik to see Monas (which i completely forgot how to get there, so there are some adventures on bus transjakarta and how to get enter Monas,which still through tunnel), there are some interesting conversation that nice to noted.

J : what is that ? *pointed to Gambir, next to Monas
B : That's Gambir, the busiest and biggest train station in Jakarta (and maybe, Indonesia ?
J : What? that's the biggest and busiest ? it's just like train stasion at Hoofdorp (hoofdorp is a small city in Holland)
B : well, that looks that this station haven't been renovated since your people build that like 100 years ago :p
J : that's what i thinking :D

*after looking on diorama on history museum*

J : why my country have to takes 4 years before acknowledge your independency ? that sounds ridicoulus.
B : haha, i think your country didn't want to lose Indonesia.. really have big..
J : assests, yes.

and then we went to Plaza Senayan to met mr. Busy Berly and my bf, we got dinner on Sushi Tei. It was the lekker one :D

After that we got around Plaza Senayan, and Jeroen bough a pair of Puma shoes there, when im on shopping tight budget, and upik can not decided what she gonna get :D

i really have a good time :) and looking forward for one tommorow. :D

ciao readers, good night !

Monday, November 23, 2009

M-TIX , Easy way to get your 21 movie tickets

Hi there,

I want to share you my new findings, maybe this pretty late for some people. As for me, i heard lot about this, but never applied it.

Yes, this is M-Tix. Mobile ticketing from 21 movie (the bigest Indonesia movie theatre), which make you say bye to queuing.

When i was told to my friend that i can't get 2012 ticket for the second times, because it always sold out when i came to movie, she told me about this M-Tix. On Saturday, when i went to Citos to try my luck for 2012 movie (and i thought, because the issue that MUI gonna banned this movie, make this movie always sold out eventhough CITOS has 3 theaters that screening this movie), i told my boyfriend that i'm gonna apply for M-Tix.

The registrations is very simple. You only deposit Rp. 150.000,- and you has already registered to M-Tix. Yesterday night, i open to their website and reserved 2 tickets for 2012 movie today. And the progress is very fast and simple. i really like it. :)

the next is, i'm gonna reserved for New Moon, but don't know the time yet since tommorow Upik is coming to Jakarta :) can't wait to meet her :)!

Bye for now, readers (if any, hihi) :)

My-Self Blogging Challenge

Dear readers (if any),

Inspired by Julie/Julia Movie Projects, I challenged myself to back to my blogging activity. For this time, I also challenges myself to blog daily, in English and is about everything around my environment that interested me.

I also noticed myself that it could be only a short text and prefer using images / pictures.

This challenges is only for 3 months since until January i have plans that make my life become more interesting than before. And i also challenges myself to become a good blogger, who visiting other blogs and give comments to them (to proves them that my blog is existed)

Ok, time and plan is set. the next post is my first post for this challenges.

bye for now.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Lebaran 2009 updates :)

Hey semua....

Bener-bener deh, gara2 twitter, hasrat untuk menulis blog jadi banyak berkurang. Rasanya kolom 140 kata itu sudah bisa menampung aspirasi ketika ada ide tiba2 yang ingin di share ke temen2 yang lain. Belum lagi, ternyata smartphone yang baru dibeli dari perjuangan airmata itu (halah, lebay :p) benar-benar bisa menampung hasrat 'civilian journalist' yang ada didalam diri ini. Ke tempat aneh sedikit, fotonya langsung bisa di upload ke facebook :)

Anyway,... ini berbagai updates yang dilakukan selama bulan puasa ini :

1. Million Dollar Restaurant, Pasar Festival, Kuningan.

Ini restaurant recommended bagi yang ingin makan sushi affordable dengan generous porsi. Ketemunya ga sengaja sih, karena di daerah kuningan sushi yang deket adalah sushigroove di Setiabudi building, dan sushigroove porsinya terlalu kecil-kecil dan harganya jadi mahal berbanding dengan porsinya, plus pernah makan salmon disana dan ternyata gak seger. :(

Restaurant baru di pojok pasar festival ini, ternyata harganya affordable sekitar 10 - 50 ribu. Dan uniknya, mungkin karena aku makan disana setiap buka puasa, takjil nya free dan super unik. Gambar diatas adalah gambar gabungan antara puding, tempura kurma , roti goreng, kulit ayam. Highly recommended, downsidenya cmn satu, wasabinya kurang pedes dan pelit ngasihnya :(

2. Lebaran di Bintaro

Berhubung si kakak tahun ini lebaran di rumah mertuanya di Martapura, lebaran kali ini dihabiskan di rumah ayah di Bintaro. Nah, di rumah Ayah ini punya anjing lucu namanya Sammy. Jadi ketika Ayah harus silahturahmi ke keluarga istrinya, aku bermain-main dengan si anjing lucu ini.

3. Ke Semarang

Yes, reuni tanggal 23 kemarin, jadi event yang pas buat aku balik Semarang, selain mengunjungi makam mama tentunya. Dan tentu saja, sambil mencari2 barang Mama yang bisa diborong balik dan melihat2 foto jaman dulu yang rajin dikoleksi sama Mama.

Foto diatas adalah sebagiaan foto-foto aku ultah dari kecil sampai umur 12an. Masih imut yaaa :)

4. Baking

Akhirnya baking lagiii, kemarin minggu bikin cheese brownies & kurma brownies, cmn agak kurang berhasil. Kuenya ga gembur,malah padahal rasanya udah lumayan. :( but gonna try again :) *semangat memasak sudah mulai timbul gara2 kemarin sempet nyuci sendiri dan masak sendiri*

sampai sini dulu ya updatesnya....

Friday, September 11, 2009

quote from my former secret blog

After reading , about a secret blog that you have when you were PDKT with ur significant one, and i feel like, oh yes, i do have one. I did write it when i was 2005's, when i had roller coaster feeling with my beibeb.

this is my favorite quote, when i try to picture my dream boy, which i really hope that he is the one.

anyway, i am looking a boy who can count me in.. who can controlling me, who can advicing me.. who can spoilling me.. who can understand my problem dan didnt burned because of my problem..
who can cheer me up when i broken down..
who can share my story to him..

Oh yes, he's the one :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Selamat berpuasa

All my friends, selamat berpuasa ya :) mudah2an puasa kali ini membawa banyak berkah.

For me, berharap puasa kali ini lebih produktif, lebih bermakna, dan lebih mendekat ke Allah.

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Sunday, August 09, 2009

Putri Duyung Cottage

Kemarin baru aja raker di Putri Duyung cottage, ancol.

Karena saya selalu mencintai pantai, trip kali ini menyenangkan setelah terakhir ke pantai adalah tahun lalu, setelah lebaran di anyer.

Putri duyung ini memang salah satu cottage tertua di kawasan ancol. Bangunannya masih belum berubah.

Walau pantainya ga bisa buat main air, aku sempat berenang di kolam renangnya. Kolam renangnya itu ada di sebuah kapal yg menjorok ke laut.

*capek ngetik lewat BB, segini dulu ah :p
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Saturday, July 25, 2009


Vandaag is mijn jarig! thanks buat semuan teman yang udah nyelamatin lewat FB, sms dan telfon, terutama buat teman2 di fb... wow... looking all the people that commenting and wishing my birthday, buat aku senang karena memang ada teman-teman yang care dengan aku :) terimakasih ya doanya. :D

Cerita ultah dimulai dari hari kemarin, yang kebetulan kita (anak2 lifestyle iklan femina) lagi karaokean di Inul Vizta Thamrin untuk merayakan ulang tahunnya mbak Tri, my GAM. Memang, kebetulan banget di group ku ini ulang tahunnya berbarengan, tgg; 24 itu mbak tri, 25 itu aku dan 26 itu mas Fajar, Dewi Ad manager. Sebagai jabatan yg paling junior mestinya aku ikutan mereka aja yah :D haha.

Karaokean sendiri dimulai dari jam setengah 9 (setelah sebelumnya makan nasi uduk Kebon Kacang) sampai jam setengah 1. Jadi jam 12 nya mereka semua nyanyi dan nyelamatin aku... *hiks, terharu... haha* dan hadiahnya, mereka mencekokin aku dengan segelas besar bir. Sambil mereka berkomentar, " Gapapa Bulan, udah cukup umur sekarang," hahahha :D

Paginya kita beres2 di kantor, kebetulan Feminagroup akan mempunyai satu majalah baru, dibawah mbak Tri dengan beberapa AE baru akan bergabung, jadinya kita men arrange lagi layout meja2 kita. Emang ya itu kantor, isinya cuman barang2 dan majalah, bener2 kayak gudang. Proses bersih2 dimulai dari jam 10 sampai jam 4 sore. Bener2 kerja bakti :D

Malemnya (baru saja) ngajak makan anak2 belanda yg di jakarta, standar sih yg dateng (4L, lo lagi-lo lagi :p), mas berly, khrisma, intan, ulma, dan mbak anggi and her hubby. Dika sakit, dan mbak Laura lagi sibuk Fashion Show... (dasar model :p, u missed ur bestfriend birthday :D). Kita makan di Sky Dining semanggi, restoran radja ketjil, abis itu lanjut ngopi2 di Starbucks (mas berly treats! hihi).

Sepertinya begitu dulu cerita tentang ulang tahun, kita agak tarik ke belakang dulu cerita ttg bulan Juli.

Juli ini, aku banyak sakit! di minggu pertama sempet ga masuk 2 hari gara2 maag dan diare akut, kebetulan aku sakit pas di libur kecepit pemilu, jadinya i got long weekend, tapi percaya deh, sama sekali ga menarik sakit perut itu, menyiksa banget.

Kemudian minggu berikutnya aku ke kawinannnya si Dika, my very bestfriend, di Semarang. Aku dan beibeb kesana naik pesawat, sedangkan ayah dan si tante naik mobil *kata ayah, mau menikmati masa pensiun :p*.

Ternyata bukan keputusan yang benar, hari Jumat (17/7) itu ternyata ada Bom di JW Mariott yang bikin suasana hari itu benar2 kacau balau. Dan yang lebih parah adalah truk menggelinding di pintu tol angke yang buat perjalanan ke bandara jadi 3 jam lebih dan sukses buat aku hampir ketinggalan pesawat. Pesawat jam 18.20 aku baru nyampai di bandara jam 18.50. Lari2 untuk check in, yang -thanksGod- Lion Air nya mau nungguin kita. Gimana nggak, hampir 1/4 dari isi pesawat itu terlambat gara2 macet gila2an di tol dalam kota! Kita naik pesawat jam 18.20 dan pesawat itu akhirnya terbang jam 7 malem. Bersyukur banget, ga harus repot cari pesawat pengganti..

Besok paginya datang ke acara akad nikah dika, nuansanya hijau, dan walau telat, aku ada saat Bayu mengucapkan ijab kabul itu. Owh, one of my bf is a wife now! *smooch*
Siangnya datang ke acara resepsi. She looks pretty and her hubby is so tall! dika cuman sepundaknya gitu :p

Acara resepsinya itu beda dari biasanya, jadi disana kita duduk di round table dan menunggu makanannya datang. Makanannya enak2 :D tapi sayang, karena ayah harus balik ke Jakarta aku disana cmn sampai jam 2. setelah cipika cipiki dan foto, kita balik.
Besok minggunya baru kita pulang kembali ke Jakarta.

and to finish this lovely month, hari senin ini aku ambil cuti! hahha, ga kemana2 sih cmn pengen berleha2 aja, to recharge my energy.

and thanks for the presents friends! :D

ps: sekarang lebih suka update status di twitter, karena lebih simple, cepat, walo terbatas cmn 140 words. :)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Review : Garuda di Dadaku

Setelah kehabisa karcis minggu lalu, akhirnya -ditengah orang lain mulai membicarakan Transformer- kami berhasil menonton Garuda di Dadaku di Setiabudi Building.

Untuk sebuah film Indonesia, film ini berhasil mendapatkan 4 bintang dari kami. Sinematografinya bagus, ide cerita lumayan unik, akting bagus, dan dialog berjalan alami dan membumi dan juga catchy. Inilah film cerita anak-anak yang bagus selain Sherina (karena menurut kami Laskar Pelangi bukanlah film anak-anak).

Dan yang terpenting sebagai sebuah film anak *yg sudah semakin jarang saat ini* nilai moral yang dibawa sangat bagus, beberapa nilai moral yang menurut aku bagus untuk anak-anak adalah penokohan Heri dan persahabatan diantara mereka, antara lain :

1. Heri, sahabat bayu , meskipun cacat dia tidak minder sama sekali, malahan sangat percaya diri dan pintar. Meskipun teman2 Heri tahu kalau Heri cacat, tapi mereka senang, kompak dan membantu Heri dalam keseharian. Heri sendiri digambarkan sangat mandiri walau harus pakai kursi roda kemana-mana.

2. Heri dan Bayu bisa berteman akrab meskipun beda status sosial, beda fisik dan juga beda ras.

3. Bang Duloh, supir Heri, digambarkan sebagai orang yg konyol, lucu tapi tidak bodoh. Ramzi sendiri jadi pegang peranan sehingga membuat film ini jadi lucu.

4. Ga boleh bohong, tapi juga ga boleh tidak menuruti kata hati dan kejarlah impianmu setinggi2nya. Sepertinya itu yang hendak disampaikan di film ini, selain mencoba menyinggung2 tim sepakbola Indonesia yang sudah tidak ada ceritanya, selain juga menyinggung pemerintah yang tidak punya lapangan sepakbola yang luas dan bisa dimainkan anak2 tanpa ijin khusus di Jakarta.

in conclusion, film ini sangat worthed to see! dibanding KCB atau film2 indo sejenis, film ini menjadi juaranya :)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Jalan-jalan : 3 Jam di Batavia Art Festival

Dari pertama kali melihat artikelnya di Kompas tentang Batavia Art Festival ini, aku jadi sangat penasaran untuk berkunjung ke acara ini. Acara ini sendiri dibuat untuk merayakan Hari Ulang Tahun Jakarta. Lokasinya di Kota Tua, di lapangan depan museum Fatahillah.

Acaranya sendiri dimulai dari jam 7 pagi, tapi berhubung malas bangun pagi dan berpanas-panasan, jadi aku memutuskan untuk kesana agak soreaan. Pertamnya sempat janjiaan sama Awan, anak Arnhem, untuk pergi ke acara ini, tapi siang2 dia SMS bilang kalau tidak datang, karena kata temanya acaranya ga seru. Sempet agak ragu seh, sampai akhirnya memutuskan untuk tetap datang aja.

Ternyata, tidak mengecewakan. Sampai disana ada panggung besar di depan museum Fatahillah dan beberapa stan kecil, mulai dari stan makanan-makanan betawi sampai stan museum2 yang ada disana. Ternyata beberapa museum buka sampai jam 6 (jadwal sebenarnya sampai jam 3 sore, PNS bo! gmn museum indo mau maju coba?)

Begitu sampai, kami langsung memutuskan untuk masuk ke museum Wayang. Berhubung kita belum pernah masuk kesana. Sampai sana, seperti museum Indonesia yang lainnya, kondisinya sangat menyedihkan (anyway, HTM hanya Rp.2000). Walau cukup lengkap, koleksi wayang-wayangnya tapi kertas informasi cuman ditaruh asal pasang di sebelah wayangnya dan tidak ada bahasa Inggrisnya (no tourist-friendly!)Di bekas 'oude kerk' itulah -katanya- JP Coen dikuburkan, walo juga menurut informasi jenasahnya sendiri sudah dipindahkan ke Museum Prasasti. Rupanya Museum Wayang itu sedang dalam perbaharuaan, karena di akhir-akhir ruang museum, tempat display Wayangnya sudah baru dan toiletnya juga sudah bagus. Sip deh, mudah2an berlanjut yah.

Keluar dari museum Wayang, kita berpindah menuju Museum Keramik. Sayang, museum itu sudah tutup, kita cuman lihat dari luarnya aja deh, dulu tempat ini adalah "Kantor Dewan Kehakiman".

Kemudiaan kita kembali ke pusat keramaian, dan mengunjingi stan-stan museum yang ada disana. Di museum Keramik, kita bisa melihat orang membuat keramik, di museum Kain, aku mencoba membatik di kain yang disediakan. Di museum Bahari,ada orang yang sedang membuat miniatur Kapal. Selain itu masih ada stan Monas, Bank Mandiri, BI, Joeang '45, pulau Oenrust. Wow, tanpa disangka, kita itu sebetulnya punya banyak Museum loh :).

Ketika jam menunjukan pukul 6 sore, kami berpindah tempat lagi menuju Cafe Batavia. Bangunan authentic yang sudah ada dari awal abad 19 ini memang cantik. Begitu masuk suasana homey dan anggun sudah terlihat di cafe ini yang dipenuhi oleh frame-frame foto berbagai macam. Tidak hanya bisa makan, apabila mau hanya bersantai disana pun diperbolehkan.

Harganya pun cukup pricey, untuk makanan yang rasanya pun tidak terlalu istimewa. Malam itu aku memilih assorted dim sum ( Rp. 50.000,- ) sementara beibeb memilih nasi goreng nanas ( Rp. 35.000,- ). Sementara, aku cukup berbahagia karena di Cafe Batavia itulah aku bisa menemukan minuman kaleng Bitter Lemon. Yey!

Selesai bersantai disana, maka kami memutuskan pulang. Sengaja tidak mengunjungi Fatahillah (walau untuk hari itu dia buka sampai jam 10 malam) karena kami sudah sering masuk kesana. Kami melihat kalau Museum-museum itu sedang di perbaharui warna cat nya (dan disana banyak banner2 ICI Dulux yang mengklain akan mengecat semua bangunan di kota tua, baguslah!).

Selain itu, sebelum pulang kami juga mengunjungi stan yang memperlihatkan blue print rencana Kota Tua mendatang. Janjinya sih akan diperbaharui dan diperindah, kita lihat saja nanti, mudah2an presiden yang akan datang lebih memperhatikan lagi tempat-tempat bersejarah yang bisa menjadi objek wisata yang menarik turis dalam dan luar negri. Saya tahu, masih banyak orang-orang kelaparan di luar sana daripada mengurusi hal-hal yang (mungkin) remeh seperti ini, tapi saya percaya, objek wisata alternatif dan edukatif seperti museum juga harus dibangun dan diperhatikan, agar cucu kita tidak hanya melihat mall-mall yang konsumtif dan mengetahui sejarah negrinya.

anyway, untuk foto2 yang lainnya bisa dilihat di sini.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

MAY i trade w/ u ?

*judul posting karena kebanyakan mainan 'restaurant city' di facebook :P hehehe*

Yuk, pada ikutan main 'restaurant city' di facebook ... hehehhe... jadi kalau udah pada gabung, kita bisa trade food ingredients disana. :D

Hehehe, Restaurant City menjadi currenty game addicted buat aku dan Deni. Karena game ini (sampai sekarang) tidak membosankan. Ini dirancang sebagai live game, bukan main masak-masakan yang disana. Yang ada adalah, bagaimana merancang agar pelayanan kita cepat dan membuat popularitas dan level kita naik. Gimana caranya merayu teman-teman kita agar mau barter dengan produk kita dan kita bisa membuat resep baru. Dan juga. gimana cara mempercantik restaurant kita.

Saat ini aku udah di level 7 dari 3 hari bermain game ini. Coba bayangkan teman2ku yang sekarang udah di level 25. Kira-kira berapa hari ya mereka main biar bisa sampai disitu? Kalau aku seh kayaknya udah bakal bosen duluaan :D. Kalau dihitung-hitung, game yang benar-benar aku tamatin itu cuman hitungan jari. Paling cuman Jojo's fashion show sama chocoliteir. Diner Dash sudah jadi sangat membosankan buat aku :p.

Ngomong-ngomong soal game, kok masih aja yah yang menganggap game itu hanya dimainkan oleh para lelaki, bahkan dia terkejut begitu tahu aku main game online. Menurut dia, game biasanya hanya untuk lelaki. Hello man! are we now in 21st century ? *sisi feminisnya langsung keluar*

Wah, ga kerasa ya bulan Mei sudah mau berakhir. And this is a special month since my beibeb gonna have birthday! Hip, hip hoeraa, schatje!

Akhir-akhir ini issue yang paling hangat di keluargaku adalah persiapan pensiun ayah. Yups, dua bulan lagi, ayah sudah pensiun berkarya dari PLN yang sudah memperkejakannya dari usianya 24. Ga kerasa deh... begitu diperhatikan, memang tanda-tanda penuaan sudah terlihat di garis-garis wajah ayah.

Kemarin aku sempet ke PLN juga, buat periksa gigi gratis.. Eh, ternyata my first wisdom teeth di rahang kiri atas sedang tumbuh.

"Non, gigi bungsunya bener tumbuh. Wah ini tumbuhnya jelek loh, Non. Ini bisa sakit nih, soalnya tumbuhnya mengganggu yg lain. Lebih baik dicabut segera ya Non"

Aku yang lagi mangap dan giginya di oprek-oprek jelas ga bisa menjawab pertanyaan dari dokter tua itu. Di akhir sesi itu aku bilang,

" Hm, ntar deh kalo udah siap mental saya ke dokter lagi ya.."

hehehe, iya, saya takut dicabut giginya :D. Kata teman-teman sih, kalo emg ga bermasalah banget ga usah cabut giginya ya. Eh, tapi si bapak dokter itu juga memuji gigi aku loh, katanya giginya bagus ga ada tambalannya :"). hehehhehe.

Sudah dulu ya teman-teman, mainan restaurant city lagi yah sayaaaa.... Ayo-ayo pada ikutaannn..... *teuteup keukeh*


Thursday, May 14, 2009



Heart beats.

Work sucks.

Me nervousess.... :D

but honestly, nervous but happy.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Cerita Farewell

Kemarin baru aja ngerayaiin farewellnya temen kantor (yg masuk selisih 2 minggu dari aku) di Happy Puppy, Kelapa Gading yang cukup jauh dari kos itu....

Standar seh acaranya, kumpul2, karokean, dan yang terakhir jujur-jujuran dengan apa yg terjadi dengan kita selama ini.

Dan ketika dia keluar dari tempat karaoke itu, maka terputuslah cerita dia di kantor kita itu. Sudah selesai, dimana kita masih melanjutkan perjuangan kita tanpa dia.

Dulu setiap aku mau pindah, aku selalu mencoba berlama-lama memandangi barang atau ruangan yang sudah sekian lama menjadi teman hidup. Apalagi waktu mau pergi dari Belanda, yang namanya sekolah, jalan-jalan di Kalverstraat, Diemen, Utrecht, Uilenstede ga lepas dari pandanganku, berusaha menguncinya di dalam otak dan hati, termenung dan berharap kapan bisa melihat lagi, dan kemudiaan tersenyum sambil menggumamkan kata perpisahan.

Setiap aku mengantar teman-teman untuk berpisah, aku selalu membayangkan apa yang ada di depannya nanti, sementara kita kembali dalam rutinitas kita sebelumnya (hanya kali ini tanpa dia menjadi salah satu cerita hidup kita).

Dan di dalam farewell, kita selalu mencoba tertawa, mengingat segala cerita berkesan, mengharapkan hidup yang baik di masa mendatang, merencanakan kapan kita bertemu lagi (walo kebanyakan cuman jadi rencana) dan saling mengucapkan kata semoga beruntung. Dan berpisah.

*dan yang menjadi pemanis pengakhir terbaik adalah ketika mendapat sebuah ucapan manis dari orang yang pernah membuat hidup kita di tempat dahulu ceria. ;)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mantra Patronus....

Raditya dika punya posting yang bagus mengenai mantra patronus. Mantra Patronus yang dimaksud disni adalah mantra patronous yang dipakai oleh Harry Potter untuk melawan Dementor, yang salah satu syaratnya adalah mengingat hal-hal yang menyenangkan untuk melawan hawa jahat yang merengut kebahagiaan kita.

Setuju dengan dia, ini adalah konsep yang berbasis sangat manusiawi :)

Di saat pressure dengan deadline seperti saat ini, rasanya ini adalah saat yang tepat untuk merancang mantra patronus aku. Hal-hal bahagia yang dipikirin untuk menyerang Dementor-dementor yang ada di kehidupanku:

1. Jalan-jalan ke banyak tempat yang sudah aku lakuin bersama beibeb.
2. Travelling ke Barcelona bersama dika, upik dan jihan.
3. My last trip with my Mom, ke Filipin :)
4. Ngobrol berdua sama mas ntonk di mobil (dari jaman SMA sampai sekarang). Obrolan-obrolan ga penting seh, tapi yang penting kita bisa saling ngerti :)
5. Bikin kue/masak, baik yang sendiri ato sama temen-temen. That's my 'me' time...
6. Bermain bersama Anne.... kinda miss it, tough
7. Telfon-telfon Ayah yang hanya ingin tahu kabarku. Means lot to me.
8. Baca buku bagus / majalah di kamar.
9. Makan di Andakar bersama beibeb. Steak nya benar2 enak dan anti depressan yang menyenangkan :D
10. Bangun dan langsung ada sarapan di meja makan, tanpa harus masak/beli dulu. :)
11. Melihat foto-foto jaman dulu di FB, bertemu teman-teman lama di FB.
12. Ketika mendapat kartu kredit yang pertama!
13. Bisa membelikan ayah hadiah dari uang gaji sendiri. (yang pertama dulu kemeja beli di Roma :) yang terakhir dasi Zara)
14. Ketika dapat gaji pertama yaitu dari kerja part time Babysitting :D
15. Masa-masa Maret - July 2005. Kalo kata mas Cauf, when everything start to bloom :D. Heheheh, selain itu juga masa-masa bersama mas cauf, berly, PPI Amsterdam. :)
16. Ketika beibeb bercanda dengan memmbuat suara-suara lucu dan berpura-pura yang berbicara adalah boneka Snoopy, bukan dia.

Mungkin bagiku, intinya adalah bersyukur, masih ada orang2 yang menyayangiku, masih ada hal-hal baik di balik hal-hal yang menyebalkan. Dan bersyukur, tentang hal-hal baik yang pernah terjadi :) Dan memang hidup adalah roller coaster yang selalu naik-turun. What should I do is enjoying the ride and keep optimism ahead.

Terimakasih Raditya Dika yang membuat aku mengingat kembali hal-hal yang menyenangkan yang pernah terjadi padaku dan bersyukur atas semua itu.

ini salah satu mantra patronus aku :)

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Hap, hap, hap... owh, is it April alreaady ??

woow,time flies.. :D rasanya baru aja, nulis blog ttg bulan Maret dan sekarang sudah pertengahan April. Dan besok pemilu legislatif! eventhough, i am not sure aku bakal ikutan pemilu ato nggak :))

wes, wes, pemilu yang ga beres banget kok emang.

Anyway, skip that... :D

Maret adalah holidayyyy time. Aku pergi ke Singapore & Kl tgl 26-30 maret, walo diitung2 ada sekitar 3 harinya adalah aku dalam perjalanan, yaitu day 1 : perjalanan dari jkt-sin (flight sore), day 3:sin-kl (takes about A day! doh, blame my try-to-be-a-cheap-traveler :p), day 5: kl-jkt (the flight delayed 2 hours.... suck air asia!).

Yah, kalo ngejar jadi cheap traveler seh resikonya gitu kali ya :) apalagi aku beli tiketnya itu cuman 1,5 minggu sebelumnya. Agak mendadak memang, karena aku pas itu bener2 lagi pengen skip dari kerjaan, dan ide spontanitas aku adalah ambil cuti 2 hari dan pergi ke luar negri :)

anyway, i love my spontanity, tough :D

Aku jalan sama temen kos ku, tapi pas di Singapore pas ada ayah lagi kerja disana dan pas di malay, aku ada sepupu... jadi numpang dia gitu di rumahnya dan dianter sehariaan disana :D

Tempat yang dikunjungin sih standar, no spesial, yang bikin spesial adalah nyasar2nya di sin :D. Di sin aku nginep di backpaker hostel di Little India dan itu cuman bayar 20 sin dollar. :) emang seh nginepnya di dorm, jadi barengan sama 12 orang lainnya. Kalo aku seh dah biasa, karena kalo jalan2 pas di eropa memang situasinya begitu, tapi temenku yang satu itu sempet shock! Dia ga pernah tinggal sama cowok satu kamar sebelumnya, walo aku dah yakinin, mereka nggak bakal ngapa2in dia juga :D

Dan disitu buat aku berpikir, kenapa ya org Indo yang di Sin, ga pernah keliatan nginepnya di hostel2 yah :D?

Ah... akhirnya setelah 1,5 tahun, aku merasakan MRT (atawa METRO) lagi. Tempat tujuaan pertama adalah IKEA. Berhubung teman saya yg satu itu sangat menyukai IKEA, jadi dia bela2in ke IKEA. For me? yah,... IKEA doank gitu loh :p nothing spesial expect restorannya seh benernya hauhauhauha :D. Too bad ga makan disana, abis masa sampe sin, makan makanan swedia :D

Abis itu jalan2 di Little India (yg dari MRT nya aja sudah semerbak bau India's spices :p) dan China town, kemudiaan ke Orchard Road, buat bela2in makan es krim potong :D dan juga ke Lucky Plaza. Abit itu ke Merlion (dengan sempat nyasar2. Sampai di Merlion dah capeekkkkkkk banget, jadinya kita cmn duduk disana hampir 2 jam, foto2 dari merlion terang, sampe lampu2nya menyala. Cantik dech :)

Sampai di Merlion, pengennya seh kita ke lagoon, cmn karena ternyata tempat Lagoon harus pake taxi, jadi kita males kesana. Jadi, kita mutusin buat makan di La Pa Sat ajah :D dan baru balik ke hostel. :)

Moral of the day 2 - Singapore :

1. Bener ya kalo orang sin pake bahasa Singlish?? abis kalo aku ke china town mereka pake basa cina, kalo ke little india, mereka pake bahasa India... kalo ke orchard ? Er... yah kadang2 bisa didenger lah singlishnya.... Ke merlion? ehm.... mendengar bahasa INDONESIA :D *secara disana banyak turis Indo*

2. If you get lost in Sin, tanya information services di setiap MRT. They really helps!

Day 3: a long journey - Sin-Johor Baru-KL

Abis check out, langsung cabut ke terminal bus, khusus ke Johor Baru (deket dgn Little India dan Bugis) bayar 2,4 sin dollar (Cw 2/ johorbaru express) dan berangkat ke Johor Baru. Sebelum sampai sana, periksa imigrasi di 2 tempat : Imigrasi Sin & Imigrasi KL... Jangan buang tiket! karena sampai di Johor baru kita akan memakai tiket yang sama.

Sampai Johor Baru... kaget liat banyak calo2, tapi mengikuti saran internet, naik bus transnational ,harga sekitar 30 ringgit(yg buat nyesel, aku pergi makan dulu sebelum naik bus, yang buat aku ketinggalan bus :( ) Mestinya, kita lihat dulu jam bus terdekat (ato atur jarak biar bisa makan) baru berangkat ke KL. It took almost 5 hours (berhenti2 mulu... :D)
dan sampai disana di stasiun puduraya, KL :)

Besoknya, baru jalan2.... liat menara kembar KLCC suria, beli VINNCI :D, kl tower, petaling street, tanah merdeka, mesjid2 tersebut...

Ah, ga puas cmn sehari :D, berhubung hari minggunya di anter sama pacarnya sepupu... jadi gampang deh pergi2nya :)

Pulangnya besoknya ke Low Cost terminal nya Air Asia... dan ternyata... delay 2 jam! bete!

dan sampai rumah deh,... :)

heheheh begitu deh, sekelumit perjalanan aku....

pengen jalan2 lagiiiiii :D :D :D

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

On March : java jazz, bersih-bersih, pemilu, kambingjantan..

Duh, abis nonton film raditya dika, Kambing Jantan, aku jadi kangen ngeblog neh.. :)..

Gimana filmnya? Secara jujur seh, aku agak kecewa dengan filmnya... Menurutku, ga selucu bukunya ato blognya.. Menurut aku, Dika itu lebih pinter kaloe dia ngejoke di atas kertas. Joke-jokenya dia lebih kena disitu, begitu dia mencoba untuk menvisualisasikanya.... jadi agak... ehm, imho, garing. Apa karena ekspetasiku biar bisa ketawa kenceng di film itu terlalu tinggi ya? ehm.

Kalo teorinya beibeb *yg sama sekali belum pernah baca buku atau blognya*, dia menyayangkan kenapa Dika, harus berperan sebagai dirinya sendiri untuk menceritakan tentang kehidupan masa lalunya di dalam film yg ditulis oleh dia sendiri. Kenapa Raditya Dika, tidak menyerahkan perannya dia sendiri ke aktor lain, misalkan Ringo? Beibeb seh merasa, komedinya kurang di dramatisir (entah si beibeb akhir2 ini lagi suka menggunakan kata dramatisir kalo dia lagi mengkomen sesuatu :D)

Anyway, tadi aku nyoba nonton di XXI Pejanten Village yg baru itu. Tiketnya murah, cuman 15 ribu :p

Speaking of which, Sabtu kemarin aku baru nonton Slumdorg Millionare, yang aku personally kasih 5 out of 5 stars. Keren banget! Selesai nonton itu, jadi sedih sendiri, karena mengingat situasi Indonesia hampir setali tiga uang dengan India. Ribut2 antar agama, anak miskin dipaksa jadi pengemis, PSK, kemiskinan... Jadi prihatin :(

Minggunya, aku ke Java Jazz, tapi sebelumya bersih-bersih di gang depan kamar. Bagi yang tau seperti apa kamar Bulan di Belanda, mungkin ga heran dengan situasi kamar Bulan yang sekarang :D. Maksudnya, sama-sama berantakan :p. Dan mungkin juga ga heran,kalo Bulan males beresin gang depan kamarnya yg penuh dengan dus2 dari pemilik kamar sebelumnya.

Sejak 2 minggu yang lalu, di balik kardus-kardus itu adalah rumahnya seekor Mama Kucing dan 2anaknya. Bau depan kamar memang sudah ga enak sejak si Mama Kucing pertama kali (dengan tanpa izin) mendeklarasikan tempat depan kamarnya Bulan sebagai rumahnya. Tapi, karena aku suka kucing, jadi ya aku biarin aja... walo beibeb dan tetangga2 lain sudah menyarankan untuk membersihkannya.

Sampai...... aku menemukan tikus mati di antar kardus2 tersebut!

Langsung, aku dan (memaksa) beibeb untuk beres-beres gang depan kamar. Pertama2, si anak kucing dipindahkan terlebih dahulu, baru kardus-kardus itu dibuang. Lalu beibeb membuang tikus mati itu, baru kita menggosok dan mengepel lantainya. Voila, gang depan kamar Bulan pun bersih!

Kelar bersih-bersih dan makan, kita langsung cabut ke Java Jazz. Duh, rame sekali..... Kita berhasil nonton Slank, Emerald, Tohpati, Kla Project dan Maliq D'Essential. Pas Maliq karena kita dah kecapekan, sempet ketiduran gitu di BNI Lounge. Overall sih bagus, cuman ramenya itu yg ga tahan, sama Java Jazz udah semi kyk PRJ gitu, banyak yg pameran. Kalo mau bener2 ngerasaiin festiva Jazz yg enak, kyknya aku masih lebih prefer JakJazz ya. Tapi memang bener jagronnya dia... Java Jazz is a lifestyle! secara yang dateng banyakan anak2 ABG. :D

Dan di bulan maret 2009, tentu tak lepas dari masalah pemilu. Kemarin pas Java Jazz, SLANK sempat menyelipkan pertanyaan tentang sikap anak muda pada pemilu Indonesia di sela-sela konsernya. Dia menanyakan 4 pertanyaan, dan penonton menjawab dengan mengatakan -mungkin & ga mungkin-.

Pertanyaan pertama adalah dia menanyakan, " Apakah mungkin SBY jadi presiden lagi?" dan dijawab oleh penonton..."Mungkin"
Pertanyaan kedua, "Mungkin ga JK jadi presiden?" dan dijawab... "ga mungkin"
dan pertanyaan ketiga, " Mungkin ga Golput lebih besar dibanding yang milih?" dan dijawab.... " MUNGKIN"

Kaka sempet becandaiin, " Yah... kalian jangan jadi apatis gitu donk ..."

dan buat aku berpikir, " Ini bukan tentang apatis, ini tentang kenyataan yg ada.. "

Mas Berly menulis di sini, menyatakan kebingungannya melihat banyaknya poster-poster di jalan-jalan, tanpa tau siapa mereka sebenarnya.

Pemilu Indonesia setelah pasca reformasi, adalah pemilu periode trial and error, kita berusaha mencoba segala tata cara pemilu yang baru sampai menemukan metode apa yg paling tepat buat kita (cmiiw). Untuk pemilu periode ini, terus terang aku mendapat banyak kebingungan. Mungkin memang hal yang benar dan adil bila sekarang kita men 'contreng' orangnya bukan partainya.

Tapi,... gimana caranya aku tau siapa orang terbaik diantara beratus-ratus orang yg maju jadi caleg? Ditanya partai mana yang terbaik buat aku aja itu hal yang membingungkan, apalagi kalau aku disuruh milih orang mana yg terbaik untuk jadi caleg dari partai yang aku pilih ?

Dan itu aku. Wanita urban yang tinggal di Jakarta, pusat informasi pemilu terdekat. Gimana yg tinggal di desa? Bukannya itu jadi seperti..... it's all about money ya ?

Kalo kata beibeb, " Indonesia itu masih trauma dari kekeliruaan cuman punya 3 partai kayak dulu, " Well, sudah 11 taun dari reformasi, nyatanya politik Indonesia masih di tahap trial dan error. Rakyat Indonesia, sekarang sudah mulai bosan dengan janji-janji yang ga pernah dilaksanakan dari partai pilihan mereka, yang apabila dituding seperti itu ( di diskusi2 partai di tv one/metro) akan menjawab.... " Ya, partai kami kan di pemilu lalu punya kursi sedikit, tentu saja kontribusi kami kurang, " Hm...

*Bikin Jawaban Lain Yang Lebih Kreatip Dunks, Bosen Dalihnya Itu Mulu!*

*exhale* fuuh........ lega abis posting sepanjang ini. :D Anyway, harus mengakhiri post ini disini. :) thank you yg baca sampai akhir....

Desperately needs holiday

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Komersil Dzikir

Kalau ngeliat JakTv Setiap hari minggu jam 11 maleman, ada sebuah bloking acara yang 'cukup' menarik perhatiaan, yaitu bloking acara 'Dzikir Masal Ustad Haryono- asal pasuruaan itu.

Pertama aku kira cuman liputan biasa, tapi kok setiap hari minggu (taunya hari minggu aja sih, ga tau kalo dia ada di hari lain) berita tentang dia terus ada, dengan ajakan dzikir masalnya, terus testimonial dari orang2 yang berhasil sembuh dari dia dan host acara dia adalah Feni Rose !!! ehm, jadi ini bloking iklan toh...

Hebat juga ya ustad ini, banyak duitnya, apalagi setelah googling sebentar, biaya untuk penyembuhan juga lumayan juta-an. Hm.

Sebetulnya, sebagai orang iklan sendiripun, aku ga suka liat agama jadi dikomersilkan seperti itu. Metode Dzikir, bukan dukun. Apakah layak metode penyembuhan dzikir seperti itu *melalui jalan do'a* dikomersilkan seperti itu? Disamakan seperti kalau lagi mengiklankan produk komersial, kayak misal deodorant ato sampoo seperti itu? kan ya nggak...

Bukan soal percaya atau nggak, cuman aku ga suka apa yang dilakukan dia untuk mencari uang, dan dengan mengatasnamakan nama Allah yang maha besar.

Hm. Lama-lama bangsa Indo jadi ga jelas gini deh, apa iya JakTV demi mencari uang terus menerima iklan yang seperti itu? Mestinya tetap ada batasan-batasan yang ga bisa dilanggar dunk.....

Ga tau ah :( apa jadinya Indonesia dan agama Islam kalau tetap seperti ini?

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Daily Skin Care

As an active women (hehehe, magazine style bgt :p), taking care her skins is a must, especially on our face. What products that suits you best an? After trial and error on these years, finally i settle up my basic daily skin care with these products. And i am in such the mood that would love to share you what inside my 'secret'.

1. Vitamin E Gentle Facial Wash ( Bodyshop )

After tired with Biore Facial Wash for years (esp. on high school years), i tried with this product and suddenly in love the effects that occurs after i used it. It makes you feel clean & smooth in the same time, and also feel soft (that i couldn't get from Biore Facial Wash, it's too strong). Been using this product for 5 years by now and never disappointed.

2. Bodyshop vitamin e moisture cream

Before, i never think that i gonna using any facial moisture, until my face skin is pecah-pecah because the winter and i have so many pimples on my face even though i already wash it everyday. And also another reason is, i feel that my face will be more oily if i used moisture products. And i also been trying few products, before i secretly used my roommate products and turn out that this products went well with my skin. I also tried to another moisture products of Bodyshop, but always back to this vitamin E. Beside, to its smooth, it also quickly absorbded to my skin, so i can apply the face powder immediately. Luv it!

3. Dermozone 2 in 1 cleanser with ozonated olive oil.

This product is my new finding. Even though it stated that originated from UK, i have doubt that this products is even famous in their original continent, europe :.

First, i used this when i got an sample from my office. It turns good for me. Before, i was simply thing that i dont have to have expensive for just cleanser, and i feel right when i used VIVA cleanser (which only cost me 5000) :D, but i just feel right not good or 'wow' feels that i need, and i also used to think that i enough with that bodyshop vitamin e facial wash. But now i do make up, and i think facial wash isn't enough anymore.

Because this product is quite difficult to find (only in several stores), when my sample was over, i decided to change to other product (until i can get any sample again, lol) which is Ponds Cleanser (this time costs me about IDR 12.000) and turned that PONDS product is too much alcohol, that didnt feel good on my face. Thus, when i have chance to back to Dermozone store on Sumenep, i bought this product (about IDR 87.000,-) and i feel happy of it :D. I also try their face mask, and also love that :D ( i got free samples for their face mask and face scrub, big hooray!)

4.SKIN FOOD Fresh Lime Body Cream

This is my bday gift from Lia, my ex-officemate. I love the smeel and feel relax when i apply it upon my body. Overall, this product is good, even though i dont feel to buy it by myself ( I am not big fan of body lotion/cream, besides, i already have dermozone body butter as a replace)

As i already settled up with my skin care products, i haven't settled up yet with my make-up products. I still under trying so many products (espesially the ones that i get free from my office), but still not find my 'soulmate' yet espesially on lipstic things.

What currently i use are :
1. Ultima II face powder (usually, i uses this after i apply moisture)
2. Revlon face powder ( handy on my pocket, for re-touch up )
3. Bodyshop Lip Shine
4. Caring Colours Blush On ( i love the colour when it apply on my cheek)
5. Revlon Mascara ( not that good, but feels okay)
6. Maybelline Eye Shadow (love the color, make me looks so fresh in one brush)
7. Revlon Eye Shadow
8. Bodyshop Eye Shadow(initially, it have two colors but it broken into pieces -.-)

....... and me feels so girly by writting this post..... :D