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Isyana (Nana to Indo peeps). 23. Taurean. Auckland, Aotearoa. Second year (starting July 2006) BA at UofA. Dip. Arts holder from UI. Naturally hot-tempered but she manages. Color-coordinated most of the time. Usually knows more than she lets on. Prefers writing to talking. Good books (she doesn't read what you call chicklit and teenlit), photography, graphic design, travels, the internet. Lives in her Giordano jeans and mostly pink-hued Polo tees. Went solo to her high school prom. More?

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You! YOU! Aaaaaaaaa! You're back in my life. I'm back in yours. The magic worked again!!! Wheee! Thank you Tuhan...
Trust your instincts. They're the voice of God. Trust them and you can't go wrong.
I'm glad this one isn't an illusion. So I was right about you all along!
Oh, and...


Many happy returns...I miss the double party :(
And happy July everyone!
EDIT: Maybe I shouldn't have been that happy. No no don't worry nothing happened.
And Tom. He's back, alright, but lately I've been getting this bad instinct about him. By that I mean something bad that will happen to me in relation to him. I've decided not to go to AV library even when I really have nothing to do, until school has commenced for sometime.
Dowh, what is it that we share? Remember when you told me you had a negative instinct about Tom, and much earlier about Caleb? I laughed it off at that time, but then you know things went ugly between me and Caleb, and now I get the same instinct about Tom...And I thank God it's not too late this time!
On a happier note, I had no idea my great grandpa (he was my paternal grandma's dad) was that famous...

Listening to: nothing
Sunday, July 2, 2006, 08:24 a.m.

still at it
Ams: Actually I didn't literally play it though. I played it in my head. On purpose, of course. Hahahaha.
More on my thoughts of the anti pornography law. Recently I read an entry on a blog run by some guy who supports the law. He argues that the government proposes the law to protect Indonesian women. To protect us my ass. Imagine this situation, supporters. Suppose the law has been legalized and one day a guy sees a girl in a sleevelees tee and shorts (normal shorts, mind, not Daisy Duke shorts). The guy then gets aroused and to stop himself from wolf-whistling or simply staring he reports the girl to the cops. Then the cops arrest the girl. Sure, there would be no loss on the guy's part, but the girl is arrested, given an offence record, and we know perfectly well how an offence record, no matter how light, can damage one's life. IMAGINE THIS THING HAPPENING TO YOUR MOTHER, SISTER, COUSIN, DAUGHTER, NIECE, GRANDDAUGHTER! She's behind bars. What did she do? Murder? No. Burglary? No. She didn't even backstab the bitch at work! She left home in shorts and a sleveeless tee. That, ladies and gentlemen, is her offence! I cry for you, Indonesia, dear home. I cry for you.
Plus, we've been wearing stuff like shorts, sleeveless, mini skirts, and hipster jeans for God knows how long. Your nans wore them in the '60s, you mums wore them in the '70s, and your big sisters wore them in the '80s, and I can go on and on...Sure there have been rapes, but remember, most rape cases happen under special circumstances. Blimmin' hell. Anti porn law supporters, fellow countrymen, how can you waste your braincells, God's greatest gift to humankind?
Enough with the controversy. I've just had an interview with Maureen Jones, Auckland Museum's volunteer coordinator. It was smooth-sailing. She told me the library and history sections (for which I offer to volunteer) already had many volunteers but I could do the information desk and guiding if I wished. I said I'd love to, and she said she'd e-mail me the timetable ASAP. Until this moment I haven't got the e-mail. I hope I can start working on Monday.
After the interview, Maureen suggested I have a tour inside the museum, and since I was going to be a volunteer I was allowed a free tour. Man, was I so glad to find the Pakeha section of the museum, which immediately became my fave part. It's about Pakeha life, which spans about a century (late 19th century to late 20th century), and I learned about a lot of things...You know the 'book of the dead' from Nicole Kidman's The Others? Such books REALLY DID exist! I thought it was all made-up. I also learned about Minnie Dean, the so-called Pakeha witch of Winton...
Yes yes anti porn law supporters...Keep screaming 'Validate the law now or risk your daughters becoming prostitutes!' or I'll drop you at Minnie Dean's place and then give you up for dead...

Listening to: Sir Mix-a-Lot - Baby Got Back
Friday, June 30, 2006, 05:59 p.m.

at it again
Indo's anti pornography law. Still in the works, but what a controversy. Hahaha a new thought pertaining to this thingie has just formed on my mind. Rhoma Irama and the guys from FPI (Islamic Defenders Front) and MMI (Indonesian Mujahideen Council) are the strongest force behind the law. Ever wondered WHY they support the law? You'd say because they're overtly devout Muslims but ever thought it's just a facade? You see, Rhoma Irama has a tendency of falling for young, nubile girls and marry them right away. Oh yes every Indonesian knows this. The case of Angel Lelga is probably still the talk of the country and I hear his first ex wife Veronica has just passed away. The guys of MMI and FPI most likely have four legal wives and Allah knows how many mistresses.
So. Since they fall in love too easily plus they get horny just at the sight of girls in hipster jeans, they need to stop seeing young women in clothing items other than baju kurung, pyjamas, burqas, and hijabs. If they keep seeing such a view, they'd keep falling in love, and if they keep falling in love they'd keep getting hitched, and imagine how much money they'd have to spend on each new wife! Thus they use their power to talk the government into making the anti pornography law.
Oh, in case you haven't got the clue, these guys deem tank tops, low-waist trousers, and tight tees 'inappropriate' and so if the law is to be, any girl wearing any of the afore-mentioned clothing items could be arrested. Yes, it's THAT scary.
Man oh man...someone NEEDS to blow these guys' sorry, idiotic heads.
I have made up my mind. I won't go home until the government decides not to validate the law. Until then, see ya Indonesia. I'll keep an eye on you from afar.

Listening to: Spice Girls - Naked
Thursday, June 29, 2006, 01:49 a.m.