Everyone, please download Utada Hikaru's version of "Sukiyaki"! It's really good...if you don't think it's good by the first listen, it will grow on ya! It's the the cover version of a Boyz II Men song which was a hit back in the mid 90's, so it's in English. Actually I'm not sure if it was Boyz II Men who sang the original version, and guess what, I've just heard that "Sukiyaki" is actually a Japanese folksong westernized by Boyz II Men or whatever group made the song a hit several years ago. Well, I don't really care about the song's origin, as long as it sounds good to my ears! LOL
Still about Utada Hikaru, I may be late, but I'm glad she eventually released a full English single! It's the English version of "Hikari", retitled "Simple and Clean". I hope she'll release many more full English singles, and of course a full English album is even better! It's high time Ayumi Hamazaki did the same...It was a progress that she wrote English lyrics in most of the songs in her album "Rainbow." She'd never done that before.
My new hobby is learning about my roots. All three of them: Indonesian, Dutch, and Egyptian. I used to think of myself as a full-blood Indonesian. Heck, I guess that's the problem with non-halfer mixxies. Trying to accept themselves as full-blood, partially because of the pressure of society ("Your other ethnicity is merely a minor, so get over it! You're full-blood."). If people ask them what race they are, they'd rather not tell the truth, so they mention their nationalities instead. They only talk about their roots if someone makes a remark on their looks. I still do the same to this moment, but the difference is that I no longer have the burden of having to present myself as a full-blood Indo. I'm mixed, I'm darn proud of it, and hell yea I can flaunt my mixed genes! LOL.
Sunday, November 30, 2003 10:29 p.m.

Happy belated 20th birthday, Kathy! I miss you! Ich vermisse dich! Te extrano! Wo shang ni! You miss me too? Hehe LOL. God it's been almost two years since we last talked! I know you're gonna think I'm a freak for this, but hell...devil may care.
Y'know what, I actually typed a much longer November 29 entry before this one. But Pitas ate it and I'm too lazy to retype it.
Saturday, November 29, 2003 01:43 a.m.

HAPPY IDUL FITRI/EID MUBARAK TO MY FELLOW MUSLIMS ALL OVER AROUND THE WORLD! To describe this year's Eid, 'awful' is an understatement. Don't ask.
Tuesday, November 25, 2003 05:36 p.m.

Y'all know that there are always two sides to everything, right? My stress also has the good sides other than the bad. So yesterday I came late to the Indo-English Trans class, so I couldn't take the quiz. I didn't need the lecturer to tell me I needed to wait for the third session to take the quiz. I was only 15 minutes late, but I knew perfectly well that my so punctual Indo-English Trans lecturer wouldn't repeat the previous questions of the quiz if I insisted on coming to class, so I decided to wait in my car. Still, I was panicky. I was afraid I wouldn't be allowed to join the third session class or that the third session students were joint with the second session ones. I was so afraid I nearly broke down again, and in the midst of that I dialed Ko Jason's number. Yep, I made an international call. I couldn't care less that it cost me Rp. 10 thou/minute, as long as I could get someone to talk to. So I talked to him, and bless him, he LISTENED to me babble on the phone despite the fact that he was having his girlfriend over at that time and they were watching a movie. And he listened to me attentively! Y'know...he could've said, "Sorry, I'm having my girl over right now, so we'll talk later ok? I hope you'll be fine!" and hung up on me like so many of my guy mates did, but instead he said something like, "Honey, I know college is tough..." and other comforting words. God, how I love him! Lucky his girlfriend indeed! I'm SO SO SO jealous. *LOL* As for my worry, well...it didn't happen. I was allowed to join the third session class, and took the quiz. The rest of day went fine as well!
Friday, November 21, 2003 04:26 a.m.

God...I'm neglecting my blog again. I'm EXTREMELY busy. I truly am. Don't expect lots of posts until probably late December. And I'm sad to say I'm kind of stressed out. My head's been blank in a few classes for the past couple of weeks, and yesterday I broke down. However, apart from that, there's something that makes me happy. Since last week, I've been getting more friend requests on Friendster than I've ever had since I joined in June!
Thursday, November 20, 2003 05:17 a.m.

How are you blog? Do you guyz miss me or what? *LOL* Lots have happened throughout the week in which I've been abandoning my blog, apart from this new layout. Let's sum 'em up, shall we? My head went blank during a few classes in the mid-week. I've no idea why...lack of sleep perhaps? And then I had a row with a close online mate, and we didn't talk for a couple days, but now things are fine again. I also have been having my period since Tuesday, which prevents me to fast and pray (in case you don't know yet, Islam, like Hinduism, forbids women to do anything religious during ovulation), which is good in some ways. On Friday, I met Angela at Oh La La Cafe, PS, to hand in the latest Ayumi Hamazaki CD single and "CD Hits" mag whose front cover is Ayu that I got her in Singapore. While talking to her and her university mates (one of them turned out to be Eve's high school mate! Talk about small world!), I accidentally broke my thumb toe nail! It bled a lot, and since I have a fear of blood, Angela and Nathan had to kneel to wrap tissues around my bleeding thumb while I shielded my eyes from the sight of the crimson fluid. I'm sorry to cause you a lot trouble, guys! And although the bleeding has totally stopped now, it still hurts a bit I haven't seen a doc about it. And finally, my bro turned 18 yesterday, and we had a birthday dinner at Hotel Mulia. On far left is a pic of my bro taken at the early dawn of September 1, right after we got back from Singapore (we flew by the last flight). It was clear that he was sleepy, but he managed to pose (read: give the finger) for the pic. Sorry if any of you gets offended, but then again, what teenaged boy doesn't think offensives are cool?
Sunday, November 16, 2003 07:55 p.m.