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Isyana. Twenty-three. Auckland and Jakarta. Up for grabs. Taurus. Friendster, Myspace, Bebo, Deviant Art. Holds a diploma in ESL from Universitas Indonesia and is halfway through her BA studies (English literature major and FTVMS minor) at The University of Auckland. Coffee addict. Can't get enough of me?

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Sick to death of this layout. Expect a new one soon, and it will not feature Marie Antoinette.
Oh, and Saddam has just been executed.

Listening to: nothing
Saturday, December 30, 2006, 07:51 p.m.

internet oh internet how i can live without thou...
Sigh. Internet connection nationwide is retarded at the time being, all thanks to an error in the optical (?) cables under the sea caused by the Taiwan earthquake. Word has it that it will take up to a month to fix the cables. Good lord. Luckily I'm off back to Auckland in four days, and I hope the internet there isn't affected (apparently Indo isn't the only country affected by the said earthquake).
Actually, the internet is getting better bit by bit. Local websites and some overseas ones such as Friendster still load as fast as usual. Myspace's a bit slow. Gmail, Google, and Yahoo are out of the question. Yesterday I couldn't access my blog but today I can.
I tried to reinstall my Dreamweaver MX, but the installment went horribly wrong. I don't know how it could go wrong. Don't ask.

Listening to: Gigi - Kota Santri
Friday, December 29, 2006, 06:01 p.m.

indo pop culture galore

September 26 1984 - December 23 2006

Aaaaaww such a cute, cute bloke...For those not in the know, he was an actor (used to play in many a Multivison Plus production, which I think not a very wise move) and model who was killed in a motor crash. Rest in peace, dude.
Aren't dead people just interesting...If you're Indonesian you sure know who Alda Rizma was and probably follow the news of her alleged murderer Ferry Surya Perkasa. You know, lately something hit me. The dead singer/actress' first name, Alda, is an anagram of 'adla', which is Turkish for 'big sis'. In fact, Alda was of Turkish descent (like me teehee!), eldest of nine (!) and had been backbone of the family since her dad passed away in 1996. In addition to that, her siblings remember her as a loving and caring sister. That's 'big sis' in every sense. The lesson: when choosing names for your kids, make sure you choose carefully.
Dead people aside, I soo wanna buy a Celtic Woman CD! The band's been around since 2004, but I didn't hear of them until...today. I love Celtic music, and it's cool that the girls did a cover of Enya's Orinoco Flow. To sample Celtic Woman's music you can go to my Myspace.
On about CD's, my current fave CD is Gigi's Ramadhan album Pintu Surga (Indonesian for 'the gate of heaven'). Gigi is a famous local rock band that's been around for quite a while, and in this album they remake famed Ramadhan tunes mostly released decades ago by Bimbo, a Muslim pop band. The songs have been 'mandatory' plays in the holy month probably since they were first released decades ago, and I don't know if people ever got bored of them (I don't). I also have no idea if Gigi's covers are the first for the songs, but Gigi's rock touch in each song convinces me that they have done Bimbo proud.

Listening to: nothing
Tuesday, December 26, 2006, 01:01 p.m.

christmas tree o christmas tree...

For those uninitiated that's Amanda Michalka, a Christian pop songstress. I think's it's just appropriate to feature her in a Christmas card, instead of, say, Beyonce Knowles...

Listening to: Hanson - At Christmas
Monday, December 25, 2006, 08:51 p.m.