Monday, January 30, 2017

Intermezzo // 07

I am in a coffee shop right now. 

I have just whipped off a bowl of pork donburi while waiting for a friend of mine to arrive here. As I am writing right now, I am secretly hoping that my laptop's battery will not die so soon because their source of electricity is too limited. The place is really nice though. 

Anyhow, here is a quick update before I get into writing the more serious and longer posts later.


1. I am on leave from work for a couple of days from last Thursday up to today. Ah, how nice is it to stay up late, laze around, curl up on the bed, work on personal stuffs and just generally be there for my own self.

2. One of the reasons I took leave was because of the Chinese New Year celebration. I did not really go anywhere though, but I took time to clean up my house slowly ((part of working on my 2017 resolution)), send parcels to family friends and visit my extended family.

3. I finished watching Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo ((pictured above)) and they are the CUTEST thing on dramaland, omg. It has been a while since I finished watching drama and felt so satisfied. I feel like I want to rave about everything about Kim Bok Joo, but alas, I need to write about something else first.

4. I also finished watching Goblin. I have a mixed review towards this drama, It is bearable but I do not like it as much as how it get so hyped.

5. I found out about this Adobe Creative Residency, it's a very amazing program and I really really wish I could join. But for now, they are only open for US, Canada and Germany residence. I wish they would expand to Asia and especially Indonesia in the future. The competition must be very tough I know, but at least it can be a good experience to apply for it.

6. A blog that I have been reading for a long time, A Beautiful Mess, is opening up a job for contributor writer. It is said that applicants can work remotely. But then again, should I or should I not give it a try?

7. I have been playing this game called SuperStar SM Town religiously. Haha! It's a fun music tapping game with music from SM Town artists. They also have this card grading system and special events which made a lot more fun!

8. Have you heard the new album from Akdong Musician? The songs are all adorable, I love them even more now. My favorite from the "Winter" album is the song "Reality", watch the live performance here.

9. Now that I think about it, I have also finished the drama Age of Youth. It is an intriguing drama that showcased the dynamic friendship of girls who were once strangers who turned into roommate. I love how the characters are so different but still complement each other. I also love how the friendship of the girls is more highlighted than the love story.

10.Last but not least, La La Land. I don't know what's wrong with me and hyped stuffs. It might be because I came in the cinema with high expectation, unlike when I came to watch Cek Toko Sebelah. I spent the first half of the movie wondering, which part of this movie that made people get so hyped about it. I knew it was wrong of me to come up with high expectation, but can't help it right, when everyone is talking about it.

I did love the visual though. The colors, the costume, the scenery, they are all soooo awesome. The songs are fitting with the story and Emma Stone, dang, you are one fine actress! But when I was there watching the movie and when the scene hit The End, I was like ??? I swear right there and then, that I can not comprehend how I actually felt about this movie. It is a good-to-watch movie especially with the beautiful visuals, but other than that, I am not very sure.

That's it for the Intermezzo. This somehow ended up as the compilation of movies, dramas, and stuffs that I have enjoyed as of lately. But that's the point of Intermezzo, isn't it? Haha.

'Til next time! 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sometimes

Sometimes

I just feel like
Walking straight to your seat

and say
things like

"I think you are attractive
and I am interested in you
Let's hang out often"

But then again

Chances are

(1)
I will never do it in real life

(2)
You will only stare blankly
and I will turn my back
as soon as possible

That's why

Let's see
how long
can I survive

or

how long
will you realize

Saturday, January 07, 2017

2017 Resolution

I am bit late in responding the questions given to me from this post. Right now I am halfway done and still have another half to be answered. I am planning to finish them all before this month ends and actually sent them to the respective person later. Sorry for the delay.

Some of the questions there are pretty interesting and since I posted that on December, many of them are related to the old & new year stuffs. Writing this resolution out on the internet kinda give these respective people a spoiler. But, can't help it, yes? Sorry again. For some reason I just feel like posting this before the moment faded.

So, here are my 7 RESOLUTIONS FOR 2017

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

"Cek Toko Sebelah" - Sebuah Film yang Memang Pantas untuk Kamu Cek


Kalau biasanya kalian baca soal saya menggila-gila soal drama Korea entah itu di blog ini, Twitter atau Path saya, hari ini saya menggila soal sesuatu yang berbeda. Kali ini saya mau cerita soal film Indonesia.

Sejujurnya, saya adalah tipe orang yang cukup skeptikal kalau masalah film Indonesia. Di satu sisi, ada keinginan untuk mengapresiasi para pegiat film di Indonesia. Tetapi di sisi lain ada kekhawatiran kalau saya akan merasa kecewa, dan sorry to say, merasa rugi sudah buang waktu dan uang untuk menontonnya.

Karena itu, saat kemarin memutuskan film “Cek Toko Sebelah”, saya pun memutuskan untuk tidak berekspektasi terlalu tinggi. Saya sudah membaca beberapa pendapat dari teman-teman yang memang sudah nonton dan mengakui kalau film ini memang bagus dan relatable. Tapi saya pun tetap masih skeptis. Apa iya film-nya bisa memenuhi ekspektasi saya?