Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Tag Dari Nadcette

Jadi ceritanya kena tag si Nadcette yang suaranya kece itu. Dengerin di souncloudnya yaa. Nih link-nya: https://soundcloud.com/nadcette wehehe, promosi dikit gapapa dong.

Nah, langsung aja, ini peraturan tag-nya:

- Post the rule
- Write 11 things about yourself
- Answer the questions the tagger set to you
- Create 11 questions for those you want to tag
- Choose 11 bloggers to be tagged and link them to the post
- You are not allowed to tag back


1) Cewek pengangguran yang bingung cari sekolah *duh
2) I listen to nearly every covers of my favorite songs
3) Suka nyari musisi indie atau alternative atau country atau folk yang kurang terkenal tapi lagunya bagus
4) Suka bikin kue, tapi keburu habis dimakan sendiri
5) Membaca buku selain buku pelajaran terlalu banyak (referensi dari Ibu)
6) Egois dan keras kepala
7) Sering mendebat orang, nyebelin dah pokoknya
8) Nggak punya makanan favorit karena suka makan apa aja, manis, pedas, asem, asin, nano-nano
9) Dreaming about the future too much that I don't really care about studying anymore. Thank God gue udah insyaf *mudah-mudahan
10) Suka warna cokelat, navy, hijau, ungu, putih, abu-abu

Pertanyaannya Nada:

- Siapa dimana?
- Kenapa kok ngeblog? Apa manfaatnya buat kamu?
- Warna pc mu? Haha
- Umur dooong
- Pengen sukses dibidang apa, dan kenapa?
- Ring, necklace, bracelet, or piercing?
- Tattoos or piercing?
- Punya orang yang menginspirasi? Siapa, dan kenapa?
- Pernah kehabisan bahan buat ngeblog gak? Dan apa yang kamu lakukan kalo lagi kayak gitu?
- Lebih suka di rumah atau jalan-jalan?
- Ngemil atau makan berat? :))

1) Erika di Jogjaaaaa (di Mbesi tepatnya)
2) Ngeblog karena suka dan butuh tempat nyalurin tulisan. Manfaatnya: Dapet temen-temen baru yang keren-keren, belajar hal baru, tau berita terbaru, dan banyak lagi
3) Item .-.
4) Wah, dasar-_- limabelas broo!
5) Jurnalisme, fotografi, property, dan kedokteran. Kenapa? Karena cintaaaa :p
7) Hmmm sulit. *setengah abad kemudian* Piercing waek lah. Bisa dicopot kan? Lagian anting itu sama aja piercing to?
8) Not really. <-- jawaban garing
9) Sering buanget. Yang aku lakukan? Denger lagu, baca apapun (buku, review buku di goodreads, fanfic, curhatan orang, tweet lucu, tweet ngenes, tweet nggak guna, berita online, blog fashion, blog One Direction, website informasi parfum), ngunjungin Online Shop sambil pura-pura shopping barang-barang disainer, dengerin cover lagu, nontonin video-nya John Green, nonton Youtube, nyari-nyari quotes, main Polyvore,  nyuci piring atau masak, dll. Dan biasanya kalo udah gitu dapet inspirasi :D
10) Di rumah. Keluar kalo ada perlu aja. Bukannya nggak suka, tapi agak nggak guna. Kalo jarang jalan kan pas waktu jalan-jalan lebih kerasa serunya.
11) Dua-duanya. Ehehehee

Nge-tag orang? Harusnya nge-tag ya? Nggak usah ya, soalnya gak ada yang bisa di tag. Aku kepengen nangis.

Yaudah, Daah :p

Monday, 17 June 2013

Top Ten On My Book Wishlist

Sharing this because I thought someone would see it and buy me some :p

10. Garden Of Evening Mist by Tan Twang Eng

Now, I certainly want to read it because, 1) It's about mysteries, 2) I love stories involving history, 3) The title is appealing, and 4) The rating on goodreads is superb, 4.07/5 stars.

9. Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami

Paperback Edition

Murakami is one of the most mysterious writer, I think. And I want to read it because the book isn't a novella. It's Murakami's short-story collection. Plus, I love the cover.

8. The Spy Who Jumped Off The Screen by Thomas Caplan 

"A former soldier turned movie star turned spy must stop a catastrophic nuclear weapons deal. " 

Right. An action fiction. What's not to love? Plus from the reviews on Goodreads it's pretty funny (but slow paced, unfortunately). And former US president Bill Clinton got involved? Must be interesting.

7. Gangsta Granny by David Walliams

I've always loved children literature. Especially the funny one like this, with surprise. Here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma's house. All she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn't know about his grandma: she was once an international jewel thief and she has been plotting to steal the crown jewels. Now she needs Ben's help.

6. The Buddha In The Attic by Julie Otsuka

A novel that tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” nearly a century ago. I'm captivated by the togetherness the synopsis offer. So girly but deep in meaning.

5. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

I have to admit I want to read it because J.K. Rowling wrote it (except the fact that the synopsis attracted me too). Nearly half of the reader is Potterhead, and most of the fans hoped that the book will have at least a little similarity. But no, not at all. If you hoped so, all you'll get is disappointment. It's nothing like Harry Potter. When Jo said it's not Harry Potter, then it's not. This is a book for adult. End of discussion.

4. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

When you visited Kinokuniya and found a book called Cloud Atlas on best-seller list, what would you do? In my case, I'm checking the synopsis, then go straight to Wikipedia to read the plot, then I fell in love. Time-crossing, diaries, old letters, back-and-forth kinda story. A keeper.

3. Hector and The Search for Happiness by François Lelord

Enough with some formulated novels about searching life meanings. Here comes Hector and the Search for Happiness, a novel about a young psychiatrist who found most of his patients have no health problems, just simply unsatisfied with their lives. So he set a journey for himself around the world to find what makes people happy. 

The synopsis gave goosebumps the first time I read it. Philosophy-ish but light. And one of the plus sides is, it's about travelling, searching, which I love.

2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Really, I want to hug Gillian Flynn and at the same time kill her (but she's too beautiful and genius to die). Just.. I truly want to read Gone Girl that it feels hurt. Amateur detective and whodunnit mystery. I can't resist. Now I'll leave you with the tagline:

Marriage can be a real killer.

1. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

Time for "The International Best-Selling Sensation", by my now-favorite author (and from one of my favorite countries also, Sweden), Jonas Jonasson. Fiuhh that's surely one long title to write. Like I said, I love love love mysteries. But nothing beats a hilarious, worldwide-affecting mystery-adventure like this one. I WANT IT PLEASE BUY ME ONE. 

All of the books above haven't translated to Indonesian, and they're very very expensive.

Now, byeee.

Images from: goodreads.com

Top Fifteen On My Playlist

Just want to share it. You might need some fresh new music :p

15. OneRepublic - Stop And Stare 
I like this song. It might be just your ordinary pop song but well, the lyrics represent what I feel nowadays.

14. Gabriela Cilmi - Sweet About Me
Sassy soulful song by a probably unknown singer. For those who feel different.

13. Tanizawa Tomofumi - Kimi Ni Todoke Opening OST
I'm kinda in mood with some oriental music (though I don't know the real title. Or it doesn't have one?  Dunno). The song itself is beautiful, suitable for a car ride. 

12. Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway
Lovely, I promise you. Kelly's vocal plays a big part of the song. Love the meaning

11. Lisa Kelly - If You Believe (Tinkerbell and The Lost Treasure OST)
Soft ear-catching voice combined with some fairytale-ish music for a night listen, who could resist that?

10. Ludwig Van Beethoven - Egmont Overture Op84
LOL. Yes, I listen to the classics a lot. This one is my favorite now, but no classics would replace Vivaldi's The Four Season and Simphony No.9

9. Westlife - Evergreen
My favorite Westlife song would still My Love and Season In The Sun, but I like this too. Rated: Ordinary love pop song but still love it

8. The Wanted - I Found You
OMG Directioners would kill me *hide*. I'm not betraying, I just... well, I found this song entertaining. Sorry 1D boys..

7. Robert Palmer - Every Kinda People
Being someone who always paying great attention to lyrics of songs I listen to, I fell in love with this song. Check out the lyrics and you'll know why.

6. Bridgit Mendler - All I See Is Gold
Amazing song by Bridgit Mendler. You should listen to the guitar, it's somewhat bittersweet

5. Bridgit Mendler - Ready Or Not
The song included on top 10 of UK chart for weeks. No wonder. It's an easy listening, attention-grabbing song.

4. Kenny Chesney - When The Sun Goes Down
I'm such a country freak, y'know. But not like Tay Swift thingy, mine's more classy (no offense Swifties out there). Mellow song, calming effect.

3. One Direction - Summer Love
Mellow, check. Simple music, check. One Direction's song, check. Beautiful voices, check. Rich lyrics, check. Favorite. Case closed.

2. Demi Lovato - You're My Only Shorty ft. Iyaz
Fun song! Remind me of beach and bungalows

1. Emeli Sande -  River
Our Version of Events by Emeli Sande is certainly one of the best albums of 2012. You can't hate it, guaranteed.

Such a random list, but yeah.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Butuh Nge-Share Ini, Urgent. Butuh Ketenangan

Assalamualaikum :)

Now, what is wrong with the name Israeli Defense Force?

Namanya bro, namanyaaa. Israeli. Defense. Force.
Defense ya? Sebentar tak cari artinya.



  1. The action of defending from or resisting attack.
  2. Attempted justification or vindication of something: "he spoke in defense of a disciplined approach".

Action of depending from or resisting attack. Sebuah langkah atau perlakuan dalam melindungi dari serangan. Maaf, tapi ini nonsense. Israel melindungi dari serangan? Enggak maaf. Ini bukan masalah agama yaa. Jangan salah paham, aku nggak se narrow minded itu kok ;) Tapi ini masalah kemanusiaan. Israel yang diserang Palestina? Gak masuk akal -_- Mau bukti?

Kalo kalian tanya aku percaya teori konspirasi atau enggak? Ya, aku percaya. Karena aku mau buka mata. Mungkin agak kasar, tapi... konspirasi ada dimana-mana, tujuannya macem-macem. Yah, aku cuma bisa bilang, kalian yang enggak percaya mungkin cuma pura-pura nggak peduli, menutup mata, atau punya alergi akut untuk sekadar berpikir. There are too many clues, don't be so innocent. That won't help you. Hehe

Yang penting, percaya sama Tuhan. Kita punya Tuhan. Selama kita punya Tuhan, percaya aja kalo kita aman, dalam lindungan-Nya. Yang membedakan kita sama mereka, kita lebih terhormat karena punya iman. 

Okeee... aku sebenernya takut nge-post ini. Soalnya, kalian tau gak tentang Edward Snowden? Atau malah baru denger? Gapapa. Soalnya kalo kalian tahu, kalian canggih :p Memang. Soalnya berita-beritanya ditutup-tutupin sihhhh. Tapi ada all over internet kok. 

Pokoknya intinya, apapun yang kita tulis, sms kita, siapa yang kita telepon, apa yang kita bicarakan, ternyata gak cuma kita, lawan bicara kita, sama Tuhan yang tau lhooo. Aku aja shock sampe nyebut nyebut "Astaghfirullah, Mashaa Allah," gitu. 

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Lima Sentimeter Yang Semakin Jauh, Dan Kabur

Tengoklah sampingmu,
ke jalan sempit dari batu
Yang ditinggalkan sang pionir, waktu
Ada dia yang menunggu

Dia, yang tertawa keras tapi hampa
Dia, yang ingin marah tapi tak bisa
Dia, yang ingin menjadi luar biasa
Dia, yang hanya ingin sama hebat, seperti yang lainnya

Dia, memandang bintang di angkasa
Berkilau putih, sedih, sendirian
Dia, lalu berpikir, "Kita sama."
"Punya teman, tapi merasa kesepian."

Dia, yang berkata, "Berjuanglah."
Tapi untuk dirinya sendiripun, bingung menentukan arah
Dia, yang berjalan dalam bayangan,
Bertanya-tanya "Siapa aku gerangan?"

Dia yang bersinar bagai lilin dalam gelap
Hampir mati, tapi ingin tetap hidup juga
Dia yang jarang tidur lelap
Karena tak tahu mana lagi yang mimpi ataupun nyata

Tengoklah dia,
Melempar batu, menunggu
Dia murung tapi tertawa
Bisu tapi berlagu

Begitu palsu
Terlalu pilu

Dia, yang menghindar dari lampu sorot
Dia, yang merapat ke sudut ruangan
Dia, yang berdiri paling belakang
Dia, yang berusaha untuk membangun jalan,
kembali ke dunianya yang tanpa kepalsuan

Lima sentimeter itu berubah kelabu, kusam dan berdesir seperti musim dingin
Menjauh, menjauh, dan kabur seiring berjalannya waktu

Dia, yang sekarang bangkit dari duduknya dan mencari jawaban,
"Kapan musim semi itu datang?"
Lalu berlari, kembali ke jalan beraspal,
menyongsong cahaya...

What Is It?

What's so haunting about death? Is it the dark aura when someone mention it? Is it the frightening feeling it leaves? Or the uncertain position of our lives? 

Is it because people afraid of hell? Or hoping for heaven?

Or they're afraid of nonexistence? 

Maybe they're afraid of unknown condition they would face?

I'm afraid. Afraid of a lot of things. But I finally admit it. 

I'm afraid to die.

No, not now. I'm not ready yet.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Kerang Sakura

The perfectly sculptured world of Inka Barriasta, a promising, on the rise young novelist on her mid-twenties suddenly knocked down by a terrible truth: She suffered a very rare deviation in her brain, making her memorized reality mixed with her imagination. With the encouragement from her writer pal - turned - psychiatrist Peter Bailey, she returned to her homeland from Kyoto, Japan, only to face a haunting question which could only be answered by remembering the right past. "Why were you even leave this place?"

Back to her old house with two small rooms, and a walk at the beach every morning and eve, Inka met Hanum, a mature nine years old girl, who didn't know anything about daydreams and fairytales. She spoke rationally and included facts, though she loved literature.

One day they came across an argument from which they decided to trap everyone at the village to act like stories they've read. Slowly, the adventure starts, boiled to heat, while Inka find her way to her past and her old wounds actually never recovered. Both of Inka and Hanum need time to realize that frequently, facts are  even more peculiar than fiction.

"You have to shake their hands hello before finally leave and say your goodbyes."

Heeeeey, aku lagi nulis cerita nih. rencananya, rencananya lhoo mau diterbitin. Gimana menurut kalian sinopsisnya? Penasaran gak? Kira-kira bakal bagus gak? :p

Mihihi. Sebenernya udah kepengen nulis novel dari lama. Cuma ya gitu baru ada waktu, terus baru ada ide. Jadi gimana? Comment below!