December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve.

Hello readers! Im currently in Brastagi spending my last hours to 2012 with my friends. We are having a 4-day-3-night trip and we live in Brastagi Highlands Villa. My family also comes and spend their New Year in Brastagi, but we live in different places. 2011 will end in a few hours, and i should make a new resolution for upcoming 2012. I think some of my resolution for 2011 have been achieved and these are my lists: - get skinnier, taller, cleverer, etc (again) - pass the entrance exam for national university (my choice) - better in managing my money - Jaejoong, Yoochun, Junsu, Yunho, Changmin back together again as five and watch their concert live (always and forever) - not a moody person anymore - all the best for me and my family Happy early New Year 2012 to everybody and welcoming the better year for us. Cheers!

December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Hello readers! Today is Christmas day and I spend it with my girls @chrstineee, @julquerade, @vynlia, @sheellylim, @_avelineleo. We had our breakfast at babura dimsum but pinle didn't join us at that time. Then we went to Sun Plaza to watch Sherlock Holmes at 12.45pm which just premiered yesterday and pinle came to join us. We also went to photobooth but the photobooth room was too small for us that some of our photos were ajsdjfdkjsads. We had our late lunch at Sushitei but asoi and makjul didn't join us because makjul had to go home. Although we took few photos, this is the first Christmas I spent with my besties. Besides it's just 5 days to our H.O.T holiday to Brastagi. Im really excited as this will be my second trip with my classmates. Merry Christmas!:D

December 24, 2011

Drama review: Autumn's Concerto

I've just finished watching this drama an hour ago and my opinion: great. This is kinda melodrama, but not that ordinary taiwanese drama. It talks about their love story, their separation, and how they regain their love. The story begins withe Liang Mu Cheng (Ady An) as a bento seller in Sheng De University where Ren Guang Xi (Vanness Wu) is the principal's son. After several conflicts they fall in love, but then Guang Xi find out that he has a brain cancer. His mom let Mu Cheng accompany him doing the medical treatments with the condition she should leave him after he enters the surgery room. Something happens and after the surgery, Guang Xi lost all his memory and forgets Mu Cheng. 6 years later, they meet again in Hua Tian Village where Mu Cheng live with her child, Liang/Ren Xiao Le who is also Guang Xi's son. When Guang Xi is almost married with his current girlfriend, he remember everything but he misunderstand Mu Cheng. I'm not gonna spoil the ending, because this drama is very recommended. The story involves not only the lead actor and actress, but also Guang Xi's parents dark story and Tuo Ye (Mu Cheng's bestfriend) one-sided love to Mu Cheng. Sometimes there are several funny scenes, but most of them are sad one. Autumn's Concerto has broken records with its high ratings by scoring 8.23 as its peak point for episode 18, which aired January 31, 2010. Autumn's Concerto has broken the records of The Prince Who Turns Into A Frog to become the second highest rating Taiwanese idol drama, the highest rating being held by Fated To Love You. I recommend you to watch this drama. In my opinion, this is far way better than Fated To Love You.

December 03, 2011

Wasting time.

Hello readers! Do you think I have been really active in blogging lately? Im bored yet I love the time i waste for nothing despite having course from noon till night. The weather is windy while im typing and it feels good. Yunho and Changmin is in Singapore now for the fan party and im totally regret why i didnt buy the ticket last time. If i bought it then i would meet them tomorrow. Im just afraid that what happened to JYJ concert will happen again. That's why whenever artists say they want to hold concert in anywhere close to Indonesia i always think "Will they cancel their concert later on?". Like what happened to CN Blue's BLUE STORM in Indonesia concert, it's even worse than JYJ's. I hope this wont happen in the future.

Im bored at the moment. 

December 01, 2011

A little thing.

Hello readers! Today is the first day of december. I hope many good things will happen and all plans go well too. Everything for our brastagi has been settled, and this is maybe the last vacation we will have together except if we have a goodbye vacation later on. We will spend the last day of 2011 together and make memories as the last year of high school students. Based on this, 2012 will come soon which means i have new targets for next year. As im going to enter university next year, i hope i can get into my favorite university but with my scores now, im quite pessimistic. I want to enter one of the university in Jakarta because Jakarta is a metropolitan and capital city in Indonesia and it has become my dream for years that i want to move from medan. But considering the risk i must take if i move to Jakarta make me confuse and think twice. Which university should I enter?

November 30, 2011

HOT 66th Teachers' Day.

hello readers! Today is the last day of november which means i will face exams in approximately two weeks. Many things happened this year and without us realising it or not the end of the year is coming really soon and tadaaaaa it's 2012 already! Like what i said before, this 25 november will be my very last teacher's day because we are going to graduate next year. We tried to make it to be as memorable as possible and we did it although some things unexpected happened. Actually i have tons of photos to be uploaded, but yeah blame my lame connection so i decided to upload only some of it. And our plan for brastagi trip goes well till now. We have got villa and bus and im ready for brastagi trip season 2! :D

November 24, 2011

Before the BIG teachers' day.

Hello readers! It's been a long time i didnt take care of my blog and left it for more than a month. Tomorrow will be my very last Teacher's Day celebration as im going to be graduated next year. Thinking about this actually makes me sad, because im gonna separate with all my friends who have been very nice to me for the past years? I will miss all my high school moment! Too many to be told and I will keep everything as my secret. Fyi, we are doing some surprises for tomorrow and im gonna upload the pictures :D

October 18, 2011

Drama review : Protect The Boss

To be honest, this will be my BEST drama for the second half-year of 2011! You know i have the habit of talking the dram i've watched for days, but this is different. I always say all dramas i watched are great, because they do. I dont watch dramas which i think not THAT attractive.

This drama is really good. EVERYTHING. The story line, main actor and actress, supporting actor and actress, and the OST of course! Everything is just perfect. It's really funny and not boring at all, but what i regret the most is why my episode 15 doesnt have subtitle as it is the crucial part. I ship Jiheon - Eunseol couple and I hate Muwon. Sorry even im a cassie, but Jaejoong's character is so annoying in the middle of the story.They also used Jaejoong songs as the main theme song for the drama. Jaejoong voice surely can make you melting. It's a must-watched drama if you are a dramafreak. FIVE STARS FOR PROTECT THE BOSS.

No Eun Seol finally gets a job as a secretary at a law firm after struggling with unemployment, only to fall in love with her boss, Cha Ji Heon, the immature youngest son of a chaebol family.

October 09, 2011

RIP Steve Jobs 1955-2011.

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?

It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: "We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?" They said: "Of course." My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.

And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents' savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn't see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn't interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.

It wasn't all romantic. I didn't have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends' rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food in friends' rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:

Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn't have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can't capture, and I found it fascinating.

None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, its likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.

Photo by Diana Walker, taken from here

Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.

My second story is about love and loss.

I was lucky - I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees. We had just released our finest creation - the Macintosh - a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.

I really didn't know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down - that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me - I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.

I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I retuned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple's current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.

Photo by Diana Walker, taken from here

I'm pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn't been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle.

My third story is about death.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn't even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor's code for prepare to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you'd have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes.

I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and I'm fine now.

This was the closest I've been to facing death, and I hope its the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept:

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960's, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.

Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Thank you all very much.

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005
RIP Steve Jobs. Im one of your Apple maniacs. Thanks for creating the things that change the world. 
We love you.
 Taken from Diana Rikasari's blog.

September 25, 2011

Happy birthday papa!

Today is my father's birthday. I accidentally forgot about it, because i thought my father's birthday was a few weeks ago. I was terribly sorry for it. My father was not a type that will say something about him like his birthday or his problems. He keeps it himself. Im really grateful to have a father like him. He really loves my mom and us and absolutely the ideal father for everybody.


September 18, 2011

Parents' birthday celebration

yesterday we celebrated my mom's and dad's birthday at Cemara Paradise Seafood and Steamboat with our big family. It's our first time going there. Usually if one of our family members having birthday, we celebrate it in restaurant but this time my mom said she wanted to try another celebration so there we were. There were steamboat and chickens, squids, fish in various flavor and we grilled it ourselves. Bulgogi, Yakitori, Sichuan, and so on.

September 02, 2011

Drama review : Heartstring

hello bloggers!
I've just finished watching heartstring starring Jung Yong Hwa and Park Shin Hye. It was initially titled as You've Fallen For Me but later change into Heartstring although i prefer the former. I've been loving this couple since they starred in You're Beautiful but too bad Park Shin Hye was paired with Jang Geun Suk there and i was so happy when i knew that they'd star in a drama together as lover! This drama has a great cast and storyline, but i dont understand why it got a single-digit rating. Although Yong hwa is a rookie actor, his acting isn't awkward at all and park shin hye is cute as usual. I bet you should watch this drama. And the plus point is when Yonghwa is playing guitar you would open your mouth and say WOW. You also cant forget shin hye here as she's a gayageum artist. Her skill can be categorised as amazing because she's just an amateur and i think she'd just learned it for this drama.

 Lee Shin is a university student majoring in modern music. He is also the vocalist and guitarist of the band “The Stupid.” Shin is known for his good looks and strong passion for music, but in reality he is cold, lacks interest in anything unrelated to music and has neither dreams nor plans for the future. He initially likes Jung Yoon Soo, a dance professor at university, but this all changes when he meets Lee Kyu Won. Lee Kyu Won is a bright and outgoing student who was born into a prestigious family and is majoring in traditional Korean instruments, especially the gayageum. Kyu Won’s grandfather, Lee Dong Gun, is one of the top 3 traditional musicians of his age and his biggest wish is to see his granddaughter become a traditional music prodigy. Trying to live up to her grandfather’s expectations, Kyu Won immerses herself in training and becomes a university student who knows nothing outside of her studies. As her friends are fans of “The Stupid”, she was forced to go to the band’s concert with them. There she saw Lee Shin performing live, and is immediately captivated by him. (cr: mysoju)

August 23, 2011

happy sweet 17th dearest @Lililiaaa

last 2 weeks, exactly on 13th august is the birthday of our class' secretary lia. We planned a surprise party for her and luckily it was succeeded. She said that next year she'd continue her study to Jakarta which means we will seldom meet each other. I hope this can be a memorable one :D

Once again, Happy Sweet 17th Lia! ♥

ceha, lia, and me

the full-of-cream face :D


August 19, 2011

a late Happy Independence Day message to Indonesia.

I feel my blog has almost become a trashbin because of my laziness to post ㅎㅎㅎ.
2 days ago was Indonesia's Independence Day and i posted NOTHING. Well I didnt even said a thing about it in my twitter because I think it's useless while the one we should do is act for the real independence. I wont post my opinion here because this is public place and everyone can see what we write. All I want to say is Happy 66th Independence Day for Indonesia. I hope you'll be greater in the future.


This one has no connection with the post title.

I was having my monthly exam now and this time I try harder. I think this will be my last year of high school and I hope I can get the best. Pray hard.

July 30, 2011

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2

yesterday i watched Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2. I watched the one in 3D, and it really worthed. Like finally, i've waited for 2 weeks since it was premiered all around the world but not in indonesia. because of indonesia new rules which is not going to let blockbuster film entering the cinema, i was curious whether i cant watch the last part of Harry Potter series or not. Then indonesians trended #IndonesiaWantsHarryPotter, not long after that cinema21 (indonesia famous cinema) tweeted that Harry Potter could be watched in indonesia. Once this statement was released i thought all indonesians were happy and yes finally Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 premiered on 29 July 2011. I was so lucky to have watched it on the premiere day as this is the last part of Harry Potter series. Harry Potter has been my favorite one since my childhood and will always be.

July 25, 2011

the first time..

hello. yesterday my class (XII-IA-03) went to temple together for a class project. im a buddhist, but i dont go to temple every sunday. I was kinda confuse when it's starting to read paritta besides the one in our class, and there are so many paritta(s) in the book! but then i got along well and a bhante was also giving dhammadesana (read: talk). this is my second experience going to temple and listening to dhammadesana. This week also we have something special. It's ..

July 17, 2011

happy sweet 17th dearest @julquerade

today is makjul's sweet 17th. we planned to go to her house to make a surprise this morning and we did it! At first we were afraid that we couldn't make it that early (imagine we woke up at 6 and arrived at her house at 7). This was the first time in my life I ever woke up this early just to make a surprise birthday party and Im gona remember it all the time :D I, ceha, asoi, pinle, erni, and avel agreed to go to her house around 7 and when we entered her house, makjul actually hasnt waken up yet. we went to her room, want to surprise her. unfortunately she slept in her mom's room so her grandma went there and told her that we came. we thought this gonna be failed because she has known, but in fact she was indeed so happy!

once again happy birthday to my dearest makjul, hope all the best for you and may all your dreams come true : future fashion designer. Cheers!

outside makjul's home

make a wish

her sleepy face looool

makjul and her mom

all of us

and special photo below