June 28, 2009

Bergaya di Dunia Maya *cekrek..cekrek..*

Oke.. buat kalian yang tidak punya MacBook, tidak usah khawatir. Karena ternyata di dunia maya ada satu situs photo-box yang menawarkan fasilitas mirip program foto2-nya Mac. *maaf kalo saya terdengar norak, karena baru saja menyadari eksisnya situs ini*.
Tidak seperti situs2 photo-box lainnya, yang mengharuskan pengguna meng-upload sebuah foto,*bayangkan mengubek2 ratusan file foto2 anda untuk mendapatkan satu foto yang pas digunakan dengan efek yang diinginkan* situs ini mengijinkan anda untuk memilih efek yang disenangi, dan langsung mengkoneksikannya dengan web-cam. Jadi.. ya memang harus punya web-cam untuk mengeksplor website. Not to worry though, bukankah sekarang laptop paling ecek2 pun menyediakan built-in camera?? Kalaupun tidak ada, tinggal ke toko terdekat dan dapatkan sebuah webcam dengan harga yang terjangkau. So what are you waiting for?!?! Visit the site and have loads of fun!!

Foto yang diambil melalui MacBook teman saya..
Foto yang saya ambil di website www.cameroid.com *dengan bantuan laptop kakak saya, maklum laptop saya gak punya built in camera, hehe..*
Last but not least.. Don't you think these monalisa smiles are cute..hehe..^^ *God..can't believe what we've done during that 15min break..*

June 19, 2009

The Story behind Every Melancholy


Thus let me live, unseen, unknown;

Thus unlamented let me die;

Steal from the world, and not a stone

Tell where I lie.
~Alexander Pope, excerpt from Ode on Solitude

This is my prayer to thee, my lord---strike,
strike at the root of penury in my heart.
Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows.
Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service.
Give me strength never to disown the poor or bend my knees before insolent might.
Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles.
And give me the strength to surrender my strength to thy will with love.
~Rabindranath Tagore, Give Me Strength

Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,

Nor shady cypress tree:

Be the green grass above me

With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,

And if thou wilt, forget.

~C.G. Rossetti, excerpt from When I'm Dead, My Dearest

Used to be a hopeless romantic
But I refuse to be so damn pathetic
After all life is not that poetic
And now I'm stuck at being skeptic
Note:Pictures taken @ Museum Taman Prasasti, Tanah Abang, Jakarta

June 14, 2009

Miss (not) Indonesia 2009

Being so ignorant with worlds beside school, I am just amazingly shocked when I got this link from a friend. It says Non-Indonesian Speaking Miss Indonesia 2009 Representing Indonesia in The World. Go ahead. Open the link and tell me what you think about it.
Yah..tidak bermaksud munafik, saya pun belum berbahasa Indonesia dengan baik dan benar. Tetapi mendelegasikan seseorang yang bahkan tidak bisa berbahasa Indonesia untuk mewakili Indonesia ke sebuah kompetisi internasional, terlihat sungguh menggelikan. Apalagi ajang yang diwakili, diembel2i dengan istilah "duta pariwisata". Let's face it, it's a beauty pageant, and it is all it's ever gonna be.
Saya sampai kehabisan kata-kata..:tsk:

June 06, 2009

Sawarna Cavfunture!!

About a month ago, I cracked my fortune cookies after a supper at a Chinese Restaurant. Surprise.. surprise.. the wise words inside just told me what I really needed in the moment. After a long shot of disappointment due to suffocating deadlines and unfulfilled gate-away traveling plans, I was determined to successfully execute my next "having-fun-on-the-road" trip.
Fortunately, a friend of mine offer me to join an adventure trip held by her office adventure club. Despite the tempting itinerary, at first I was not sure it would be a good idea. First I'll be making a pretty long trip with a bunch of people I don't even know, let alone getting along fine. Second, d'oh.. it's a company club, I' d be like stranger in the middle of nowhere. But my friend confided me to join *oh..well.. I guess she know how much I really need this trip, haha..*. To tell you the truth, there is not a slightest regret of joining it. By the end of the trip, I got back home with a shot of adrenaline that keeps me happy like for ever, and also pumps up my energy to face weeks of deadlines.
So where did I go exactly, as most people do, you'd probably went "he?!?!" when you heard this place *I went "he?!?!" when I first heard it..^^*. For surfers -local & international- and adventurers Sawarna is no longer a secret. The big waves and untouched beaches offer a true natural beauty. Sawarna also offer dark and mysterious caves seducing to be explored. You probably thought, what is the point of going into deep darkness just to find out that the other end is a dead end *and this is not something you don't know when you first enter the cave*. But that is the fun in caving, going up and down the slippery stones and hard clay, adoring the stalactites and stalagmites, trying hard to walk on soft mud that suck your legs, and of course *this is what an untrue adventurer, like me, would do* taking pictures everywhere!! :ahaha:. Tracking the shore *I forgot the name of the beach* while enjoying the sun setting at the horizon was also another blissful moment I got. Although it was a cloudy afternoon and looks like about to rain, the sky still looks beautiful the way it is. This is probably because I already had enough of Jakarta's polluted sky. And after a really long walk, you could always enjoy a freshly cut from the tree coconut, without sweetener, preservatives, and other additive ingredients. hmmm.... yummy,,,sengihnampakgigi
As much as I want to keep this place for myself *as I fear telling it to people might make it so crowded, commercialize, and kill the joy of visiting it*, I can't help but to recommend Sawarna to those of you who wants a little bit of adventure and relaxation. Only 5 *by car* to 7 *by small bus* hours away from Jakarta, and the half day trip really do worth it. Oh..well anyway a few spots you might want to visit would be Tanjung Layar Beach *you will find a huge rock that looks like a sail*, Langir Cave *this one is only a small and short cave*, and Lalay Cave. Oh yeah.. one more thing, don't try to find a five star hotel in Sawarna, they only have guest house, which is actually rented rooms provided by the local residents.

Alive & Finding My Shangri-La

Aku ingin menghirup udara, dalam jutaan helaan nafas. Merasakan aliran darah, membawa kehidupan. Hingga ke ujung kuku. Aku ingin berlari, dalam hitungan langkah tak hingga. Terjatuh tertatih. Hanya untuk berdiri, dan berlari kembali. Aku hanya ingin menghirup udara. Aku hanya ingin berlari. Aku hanya ingin.. Hidup..-19042009-

My Shangri-La
Finding some piece of mind
In this chaotic twine

Trying to crawl out fine

And believe that the sun will always shine

Leave the grief behind

Waste of time to whine

Life is so divine

And it’s time to draw the line

My Shangri-La

In this world full of blah

Made peace with fate
And I no longer hate

I used to be blind

That’s why I don’t rewind

No more I am bind
And there’s no need to repine

-finished 27042009-

June 02, 2009

Wisdom or simply idiotic??

Suatu hari, dosen saya yang suka maen2 saham itu bilang:
Perbedaan antara wisdom dan idiot itu hanya garis yang tipis. Sedangkan gila dan eksentrik hanya duit.
Jadi sebelum kalian2 berkata, bertindak, dan menetapkan untuk memilih. Coba dipikir2 lagi.
Apakah bijaksana untuk melakukannya??
Apakah hal tersebut hanya kebodohan lainnya yang Anda lakukan lagi dan lagi??
Apakah masih masuk diakal "sehat"??
Rasio atau emosi kah yang berbicara??

think..and re-think..

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