Simplicity. Is. Beautiful.

negara sakit...
So...what's happened to my country while I was gone? It's gotten sicker than ever baby! In the mean time as I'm a single impoverished first year university student I won't think about it...
I feel sorry for my bro. He really wanted to go to Auckland for winter holidays in December, but I went home. LOL. He just casually told the family about it, but I never thought it was serious until I read his mates' testimonials on Friendster. Some asked if his NZ plan was positive. Well I'm sorry dek...Maybe in June?

Listening to: Sting - Send Your Love
Wednesday, November 23, 2005, 09:01 a.m.

mainstream or not
As I was reading an issue of a lifestyle mag I found a humor article titled something like Jakarta's Survival Tips for Dummies. In the article there's a section about survival tips for indie band managers, and here's one of them: when asked why your band's records don't sell well, say that their music isn't mainstream. LOL. I was suddenly reminded of a local celeb (model-turn-actress) who majors in graphic design at her uni, and in an interview with a mag she claimed that artworks weren't mainstream. Maybe she was being pretentious because people didn't like her graphics? Hahaha that's mean I know...but there's a fine line between mainstream and just unpleasant. Didn't a few things that are now mainstream start off obscure? It's only people's response that defines what's mainstream and what's not. And by the way, I can name two books (local scale) that I don't categorize as mainstream yet the two become hits with people. However, I need further research to support my argument and right now I don't feel like doing it.
A famous quote by Shaq O'Neal says, "I can dribble with my right hand, I can dribble with my left hand. I'm amphibious." Hahahah...he undoubtedly meant ambidextrous.

Listening to: Anggun - Mantra
Monday, November 21, 2005, 02:10 p.m.

bandung baby
I'm off to Bandung today. Factory outlets here I come!
Andrei! How come you always tag Wuri's blog but never tag mine eh? I need to catch up with you! Gimme your number...I lost it again. My Indo number's still the same.

Listening to: Jose Mari Chan - Beautiful Girl
Saturday, November 19, 2005, 05:52 a.m.

kok ada di sini sih....
It was amazing how God punished me for my arrogance through a dream.
Now let's see my grades so far...

  • English 121: 1 B+, 1 B-

  • English 103: 1 B-, 1 C

  • FTVMS 101: 1 D+, 1 C+.

  • Oh about mediocre! And the exam results are not coming out in another three weeks. I don't know if I'll pass all three.
    Anyway, my school has ranked no. 52 in the 2005 The Times Higher Education Supplement's 200 Best Universities in The World, moving up 15 (!) notches from last year. Go UofA!!!! The UI, my almamater, doesn't make the list. It didn't make last year's list either (I checked it myself), but I heard back in 2003 it did. Well The UI is still the best university in Indonesia and it belongs to my past.
    Mariana Renata. Hahaha the mere mention of her name is a surefire way to bring hits. LOL. For those in Indoland, check out the latest Hai issue, where you can easily mistake her for Nabila Syakieb, a soap opera star. Her picture is on page 10.
    I'll probably fly back to Aucks on December 30, and it can be even sooner. I can't wait. I need my freedom back.

    Listening to: Jolin Tsai - Qi Shi Jing Shen
    Friday, November 18, 2005, 07:14 a.m.

    I miss Casey so teribly. On Monday at lunch with Orchid we talked about why Casey has a very British first name, William, and a very American middle name, Casey. We concluded that he probably had one parent British and one parent American. LOL.
    My mum. Even if I graduate with a 4.0 GPA (amen) all she'll do is rant about the clothes I wear underneath my robe. Or my oily face.
    I really don't want to go to Pontianak in the next couple of weeks. All my cousins are in Jakarta and well...I just don't like Pontianak. Plus I don't wanna meet people other than my pals. I'm tired of explaining that New Zealand is NOT in Australia and I choose English and films because I like them. Duh!

    Listening to: Xiao Xiao - Beautiful Angel
    Thursday, November 17, 2005, 08:21 a.m.