my giant shell...

not a good start for the week...
Ok, this is sooo crap. I don't think this has anything to do with the fact that I'm on the rag right now, but I'm soo at my most disorganized. Can't seem to organize my ideas, can't seem to make up my mind. Not to mention that I've been procrastinating like never before.
Bad news. My uncle told me apparently it's not only the hardware that's going bust in my laptop. There's the possibility that CPU and the fan are overheated and if that's true then, well, I'll have to get a new laptop. The laptop's been reformatted and is gonna stay with my uncle for a couple more days so he can make sure everything else is alright. Oh God I can't wait for the laptop to get back. NZ telly sucks, I miss late night chats with Rav, and most importantly I don't wanna give my long-suffering folks in my long-suffering homeland any more heart attack than I already have...with the bad news about the laptop.
So pray for me people. And Caleb (the laptop, not the person) as well. I soo can't wait for Thursday...

Listening to: nothing
Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 07:10 p.m.

passing for indian...
Ok people...As you already know by now I'm doing a paper on Bollywood cinema, FTVMS 302. Surely, there's a great deal of dancing, singing, tears, and fighting I have to sit through (yea yea I know...the Bolly is the only paper that fits into my schedule that makes it four papers. Other papers, either I'm not interested in or they clash with my other three). However, there are indeed things out of the paper's list of movies that really steal my heart. Lage Raho Munna Bhai, for example, is really hilarious you should give it a go. I laughed my brain off so loud when I first saw the movie in (where else?) the AV library that I got told to pipe down. And it's the smart, classy kind of funny, mind you. Another thing that steals my heart is this, from the movie Bombay. Check it out. No buts, no laugh, do check it out. Thank me later when you're hooked.

Isn't so...mesmerizing? That's coming from me, a non Bollywood cinema fan.
Times like these, I wish I were Indian and like it that I often get mistaken for being an Indian. When people try to figure out what race I am, I'd say 90% of the guesses is Indian (hahaha Caleb thought I was Malaysian though). I have my Egyptian and Turkish blood to thank for this and I wouldn't like it any other way.

Listening to: Nazia Hassan - Aap Jaisa Koi Meri
Sunday, October 7, 2007, 01:26 p.m.

i miss you kla project!
KLA Project is one of the very few things that make me proud to be Indo.

Does anyone remember the music video? Well strecth your memory as far back as 1996 and you'll see the video features the then 14-year-old Dian Sastro. Good for nostalgia eh. Too bad it's not available on You Tube.
It sucks not having a laptop.

Listening to: KLA Project - Terpuruk Ku Di Sini
Saturday, October 6, 2007, 03:42 p.m.

Ok, my laptop's soo going bust. It's something to do with the hardware and I'm getting it to my computer whiz uncle to be fixed. Let's just hope I can finish this entry before Windows shuts itself down again.
Three-year-old Hapsha Napianto is such a sweetie! Two days ago when I was over at the Napianto's (for the first time in what seems like a gazillion years) she came to her mum, who was working in the kitched at the time, and said, 'Look mummy, I got something for you,' and took out a paper heart! Aaaaawww....When will Auntie Ish get a paper heart too darling?
Guess what my mum and dad called, also a couple of days ago, and asked me if I still wanted to go home. They said they'd send ticket money again even if there's no special offer in airfares. That is too nice! But I told them I'd rather continue with my plan to explore New Zealand because, well, this might be my last summer in the country. If everything is smooth-sailing I'll graduate in September next year and I've no idea where I'll go from there...

Listening to: nothing
Friday, October 5, 2007, 06:19 a.m.

mama mama mamam
Ok, here are quick updates on yours truly.
As if you lot really care.
Finished my goddamn Bollywood essay. I started yesterday morning (a day before it was due), and I thought I could only munster the minimum number of words which was 1800. However, not only did I finish it an hour before the due time, but was also overlength by 10% (at my uni you can go up 10% underlength or overlength in writing an essay, but you're not permitted to go more than that)! Given my situation when I started (I was on the brink of breaking down), I guess I deserve some kudos...
Didn't get the job at Kikki. Was pretty miffed at first but perked up at this job opportunity, not telling ya. I don't want any more competition than I already have! Hahaha. Ok, one hint though. This is the place I used to volunteer at last year (the vacant position I'm after is a paid one by the way.) If you've been an avid reader you should know by now...
Happy 45th birthday mama! Funfundfierzig and still pretty damn hot! I'm sooo loving it that my card again reached you right on the birthday, just like my card reached dad right on his birthday, and your present reached me right on my birthday! Whoa! Good timing runs in the family eh...I miss you beyond words and so sad that this is the third birthday of yours for which I'm absent. Where are you guys having birthday dinner tonight? Wah me so jealous...
Oh, I don't know if the mama is in a jolly birthday mood but she called me in the evening and told me that she'd be sending money for my Wellington trip! Woohoo! I swear I didn't ask for it, nor did I ever tell her about my Wellington plan. Well, I guess not so long ago I did casually mention about my plan to explore New Zealand at the end of the year (it's about time, folks) but yea that's about it. And when I mentioned that I didn't ask her for money, mind you. Since the beginning of the year, I've been putting away money for whatever purpose...Saving for a rainy day as they call it. I plan on using it (but not entirely spend it) for the holiday, but if my mum's really sending money for Wellington then I guess I'll have more extra dosh left after Christchurch and Rotoroa (hahahah yea honest now I've never even been to Rotorua! For shame...)!
Does anyone remember the entry about the 'snake girls' Zara top that mama sent me a while ago? Well guess what, now I've munstered up the courage to wear it. And man do I love it! Since I first wore it last Thursday, I've worn it four times I think (not for four days on end, mind) and at the moment I'm actually having it on. It's gotten a bit dirty and needs to be washed but I don't feel like dunking it into the laundey basket. But someone's gotta do it. Eventually. Yeah.

Listening to: Spice Girls - Mama
Tuesday, October 2, 2007, 11:32 p.m.
19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Grew up in Indonesia, currently resides in Auckland, New Zealand. UI alumna, a third year at AU doing a BA in English Literature and Films, next stop is either Yale or NUS. Into photography, world music, graphic design, and whatnot.
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The picture was taken by yours truly in Northhead, Devonport, on April 21 2007 using a Nikon D70 belonging to The University of Auckland's Photography Society. As usual, the layout was coded by me and other images except the ones for fanlistings, cliques, and quizzes were created by me as well using Adobe Photoshop 7.0. Don't steal.


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