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08 December 2015

Hello, Allah!

December 08, 2015 0 Comments




Hai!

Temen-temen, pasti banyak deh diantara kalian yang suka sama Adele dan saya yakin banget kalian juga pasti tahu lah lagu terbarunya Adele yang Hello. Suka ataupun nggak suka, penggemar ataupun bukan penggemar, lagu ini lagi sering banget diputer dimana-mana jadi at least familiar lah ya di kuping.

Nah, kali ini saya mau share salah satu cover-an yang lain dari pada yang lain dari lagu Hello ini. Video cover yang ada di atas itu tuh adalah sebuah karya dari Omar Esa, artis nashid dari UK. Mas Omar Esa ini dengan kerennya ngerombak lagu Adele ini jadi lagu religi yang super cool! 

Ini saya kasih cuplikan bagian reff-nya dulu aja ya

Hello from the outside, I will never say goodbye.

My lord I love you, for everything that you’ve done,
You saved me from life, it doesn’t tear me apart anymore
Well, kalau mau denger versi complete nya silahkan videonya di play. Kalau mau lebih jelas baca liriknya yang super menggugah dan bikin kita senantiasa mengingat Allah, silahkan klik CC-nya ya.

Ok, selamat hari Selasa! Selamat mengingat Allah :)


29 November 2015

Somewhat Like Quarter Life-Crisis

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Tidak terasa sudah menginjak semester ke 7 saya menjadi mahasiswi. When I said 'tidak terasa', I really means that. Masa kuliah ini, buat saya, rasanya cepat sekali. 

Menyenangkan? Ya, tentu saja. Mendapatkan kesempatan menuntut ilmu di Fakultas Ekonomika dan Bisnis terbaik di Indonesia tentu saja adalah suatu kehormatan. Suatu kehormatan yang dalam beberapa presepektif bisa dibilang saya sia-siakan.

Bisa dibilang saya benar-benar merasakan menjadi seorang mahasiswi yang sebenar-benarnya mahasiswi adalah sewaktu saya menginjakan semester 6. Ya, betapa terlambatnya. 5 semester yang lalu saya habiskan dengan sibuk berorganisasi dan bergabung dengan kepanitaan acara-acara kampus. 5 semester memprioritaskan kuliah di bawah hal-hal yang seharusnya menjadi ekstrakulikuler.

Apa saya menyesal? Tidak. Tidak akan pernah. Walaupun ada yang mengatakan 5 semester saya sia-sia, juga ada yang bilang saya terlalu lama berada di comfort zone, ada juga yang mengatakan bahwa saya hanya menjadi 'ikan besar di kolam yang kecil', tapi saya benar-benar tidak merasa menyesal. Karena 5 semester itu lah yang membuat saya menjadi saya yang hari ini. Karena 5 semester itu lah yang membuat saya mengenali diri saya hari ini. 

Saya benar-benar terbangun dari 'tidur panjang' saya dibidang akademik dan mendapati diri saya berada di tempat yang salah ketika saya benar-benar fokus kuliah. Ya, saya frustasi karena ternyata hanya dengan fokus kuliah saja pun, saya tetap tidak mengerti apa yang sedang diajarkan. Bahwa ternyata hanya dengan fokus kuliah saja pun tetap saya tidak bisa mendapatkan nilai yang maksimal. 

Tepat di semester ke 6 saya di bangku kuliah, saya benar-benar merasa tertampar dan sampai pada suatu kesimpulan, saya tidak bisa dan yah, saya benar-benar tidak menyukai apa yang sedang saya pelajari.

Tidak ada yang memaksa saya untuk berkuliah di tempat saya berkuliah sekarang. Saya bahkan memimpikan betapa indahnya masa depan saya jika bisa mengenyam pendidikan di tempat saya berkuliah sekarang. Segala keputusan yang saya ambil adalah sepenuhnya tanggung jawab saya. 

Tapi ternyata dengan mewujudkan khayalan itu, saya melupakan mimpi yang saya bangun bahkan sebelum saya mengenal tempat saya kuliah. Nama besar fakultas dan jurusan saya ternyata cukup berhasil menutup mata saya dan membuat saya memutuskan untuk mengganti mimpi. Its all my responsibility when I cant stand on my dream since I was a kid. Saya terlalu takut memperjuangkan mimpi saya yang terdengar tidak ada apa-apanya dibandingkan iming-iming prestige dan materi yang tidak pasti.

Kesadaran yang menampar saya tersebut membuat saya benar-benar berpikir serius tentang masa depan saya. Saya tidak mau menyiksa diri saya dengan hal yang tidak saya suka demi prestige. Saya ingin mengganti dan membayar waktu yang telah saya habiskan untuk 'tidur panjang' itu, yang membuat progress realisasi mimpi saya yang sebenarnya tidak berjalan kemana-mana.  Ya, sekarang saya tidak takut lagi dengan idealisme dan mimpi-mimpi saya yang dulu. Saya ingin mewujudkannya, saya ingin merasakannya. 

Saya percaya Tuhan tidak tidur. Saya pun percaya Tuhan begitu baik. Buktinya Tuhan memberikan saya pekerjaan part-time di perusahaan yang sudah saya kagumi sejak lama, PT Bentang Pustaka.

Tidak banyak yang bisa saya kerjakan di sana, tapi apa yang saya dapatkan selama di sana cukup untuk bekal saya meraba dan melihat mimpi saya. Walaupun membuat hari saya melelahkan, tapi sungguh merupakan suatu kesempatan yang berharga bisa menjadi bagian dari PT Bentang Pustaka.

Saya di meja kerja saya di PT. Bentang Pustaka

Lalu saat ini, berbagai pikiran kembali berseliweran di kepala saya. Apakah yang saya pikir mimpi ini adalah hal yang benar-benar saya ingin kan?

Saya bukan pribadi yang sama dengan saya yang dulu belum pernah mengenyam pendidikan di tempat saya berkuliah sekarang. Ternyata hal itu mempengaruhi idealisme saya dalam bermimpi. Saya juga ternyata bukan pribadi yang sama dengan saya yang beberapa bulan lalu belum pernah merasakan bekerja di industri yang selalu saya inginkan. Dan ternyata hal itu juga mempengaruhi idelisme saya dalam bekerja dan berkarya.

Saya tahu, ada yang sedang ingin Tuhan sampaikan pada saya terkait masa depan. Dan saya benar-benar merasa bersyukur karena Tuhan berusaha menyampaikannya pada saya saat ini, bukan kemarin ataupun besok. Saya ngeri saja membayangkan kalau pengalaman ini terjadi setahun lagi, ketika saya sudah lulus dan menandatangani kotrak kerja yang kurun waktunya tentu lebih lama dari 3 bulan.

Tidak ada yang salah dengan mencoba hal yang selama ini ada dalam pikiran kita. Tidak ada yang salah dengan berubahnya pandangan kita bahkan terhadap diri kita sendiri. Tidak ada yang salah dengan berproses. Karena proses itu lah yang akan membuat kita semakin mengenali diri kita sendiri. Saya sekarang mengerti apa yang selama ini orang bilang: proses mencari jati diri. 

Untuk menutup tulisan ini, saya ingin mengutip sebuah kalimat yang membuat saya bangkit dari setiap fase krisis yang saya rasakan dalam proses pencarian jati diri ini

No, you won’t always get what you want.  And no, you won’t always be exactly where you want to be.  But remember this: There are lots of people who will never have what you have right now.  So use pain, frustration and inconvenience to motivate you rather than annoy you.  You are in control of the way you look at life. - Marc and Angel

Well, himnae for your life, pals! :)

14 November 2015

Something About Love

November 14, 2015 1 Comments
I wrote the words:

I will make the relationship up with everyone who loves me

early in 2015 as one of my targets of the year. The good news is that this target not just turn in to bullshit, I really work for it. I got surprised with the fact that this seemed-like-easy-thing became very, very, very difficult task.

I never thought that my tears would shed. I never thought that it would be burden. And right now, I am very tired. 

Am I giving up? No. I believe that good intention wont go wrong. I believe that every little thing I did has impact, it never wasted. I believe my sincerity wont put me in sorrow.

Am I happy? I don't know.



But even it hurts, I'm happy that I'm able to love.



18 September 2015

What If

September 18, 2015 1 Comments



I hate the term “What if”. That simple sentence always leads me to self disappointment and regret. When the words “what if” crossed my mind, the condition was always possible to be on my side IF I dare to take the chance. So what is the big deal? Why don’t I catch what I want? Why I let me be disappointed with myself?

I buried the dream to go to Big Bang Made in Jakarta Concert when I decided to go to Sabang for community service. I knew that I’ve been struggling for collecting and saving money for almost 2 years just to make this silly goal come true. But it came out the date of the concert, which was on August 1st 2015, was still my period of doing the community services. To go to the Jakarta from Sabang and get back to the west-est island in my country was not a joke. Plus, I need to spend more money for transportation and accommodation. Plus, I was not allowed to go for more than 3 days. Plus, I was the secretary of my team, it put me in the-you-have-more-responsibility-more-than-the-other-member condition.  Yeah, for me, the crazy-fangirl of a Korean best boyband ever, it was totally sucks.

The thought of attending the concert was always haunting me. The words “what if” “you’ve waited this for long time” and “you’ve came this far to make money for this and you’re not going?” never leaved my head, until a point I give up and decided to go. I will always be haunted if I do nothing. After some dramas with my parents and telling my whole team that I’d be off for 3 days, on 31st of July 2015 I went to Jakarta.

This was the craziest trip I’ve ever done. I sailed from Sabang to Banda Aceh, then rode becak motor to go the airport, had flights from Banda Aceh to Kualanamu Medan and from Kualanamu Medan to Jakarta……………. all by myself.  What makes it crazy for me was the fact that I wasn’t a flying person. I was afraid of flying alone. I knead someone hand when it comes to boarding and landing. Thanks to this trip, now I’m not afraid anymore.

I stayed at my grandma’s house and luckily, the house is not far from the concert venue. I went to the venue by ojek at 2 pm (the concert was going to started at 6.30 pm). After a long process of exchanging the ticket and queuing, finally I got to the concert hall!

I was so lucky to pick my seat. Because it was higher and I could see the stage very clear. And because I was so alone, I could run faster and got the best seat. 

Around 7.30 pm, the concert started. After an amazing opening video, Big Bang burned the venue with BANG BANG BANG. OH MY GOD!!!!!!! I was so amazed and excited that I wasn’t even took photos and videos because I want to enjoy the show with all of my senses. It was to amazing to skip even just for a wink. 

Even the promotor has so many flaws to be corrected, but Big Bang was beyond words. They sung very perfect and the stage act was a WOW. At sometimes they trying to joke with the audiences and speaking in bahasa,especially Seungri. It was fun seeing Seungri, the cute maknae messing around with the hyungs.

The other members were also astonishingly cool. Even I’ve watched them almost everyday, but they are soooo much handsome in person. TOP, GD, Taeyang, Seungri and absolutely my one and only Daesung. It was great to listening and watching each of them singing their own single with their own stage act. Just because I watched it live, I know how Taeyang’s Eyes, Nose, Lips was that grande and touching. And I didn’t even know that Daesung’s Wings could be that great on stage. 

One thing I really grateful was, beside they sung their newest songs like Bae Bae, Loser, Sober  etc., and their mainstream songs like Tonight, Haru-Haru, Lies etc, they also performed my favorite songs that they rarely sung it on shows such as Seungri’s Lets Talk About Love, Stupid Liar, Number 1. 

All the performances were impressive like I enjoy every single songs they sung but my most favorite performance was Sober.  I didn’t really like the song when it first came out, honestly. But after the performance, it was changed my whole mind about the song. SO DAMN BURNIN UP. And the very best part was when the stage main attention was Daesung. He was playing drum in the higher part of the center of the stage while the other members dancing in the stage under him. Madly- stupidly- happily-coolly hypnotized me. All his charm was flowing through the air like I couldn’t even resist.

It was started with videos and BANG BANG BANG and closed with it too. They nailed the show. Even the encore of the song still making me excited.

As the concert coming to end, I know that it was so worth my struggle. Big Bang will never-ever-ever-ever disappoint their VIPs. As my way back to Sabang, I know that I won’t ever-ever-ever-ever ignore my feeling of “What If”.

24 July 2015

Community Services Story : The Other Iedul Fitri

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August 17th 2015 we, moslem people around the world were celebrating our big day, Iedul Fitri. But for me, it was a very big day because I celebrated events in a day. First, the iedul fitri it selves. Second, it was the very first time for me to celebrate Iedul Fitri without my big family!

At first, I couldn’t wait for the iedul fitri day to come. Super excited to experience the ambience of Iedul Fitri in Sabang, an island that hold Islam in the high esteem.

We (me and my home mates) woke up around 5.30 am and prepare ourselves to do Iedul Fitri prayer. We took a bath and wore the best clothes (in our suitcase, of course) then we put some make ups on our faces. And then went to the mosque early because we afraid that we might didn’t get the prayer spot. It was a routine before doing ied prayer when we were in Java. Later I understand, the Iedul Fitri spirit (that things me and my friends did) was just occur in Java.

When I came to the mosque, I was quiet shock when I saw almost every women coming to the mosque just wearing mukenah and inside the mukenah they wore house dress! I even sure that some of them didn’t took a bath first. Well, with the big different culture, I was not surprised when all the eyes in the women saf were aiming us. 

The only dressed up girls in the mosque :"

The saf for women was not full. Later I learned that doing Iedul Fitri prayer was not a priority for women here. They prefer to go to the kitchen and doing the morning daily routine: cooking for the family.

After finished the very loooong ied prayer I’ve ever been (with un-understandable speech because the speech was in Aceh language), we went to some society figures houses to do halal bi halal from morning till very late at night (and we did the halal bi halal for the next 3 days ), we ate a lot. Like our tummies could just explode anytime, but I did not meet my super favorite Iedul Fitri meal, Opor Ayam. Honestly, the missing of opor ayam in my iedul fitri, was a big sad. I really feel that I was not at home.

We were doing halal bi halal. Ate here ate there~~~

I was doing unimportant wondering everytime I shake hands with the older while saying “Maaf lahir batin” to the people I first met but I just can said the same words to my parents and my true family by phone, without even touch their skin, whereas every year I kneel down on their feet. 

The fact that this was really made me terribly sad surprised me. I thought it wouldn’t be so hard to spent the day without them, but I was wrong. Iedul Fitri is always a family day. And with this experience, I learned the importance of a family, that I need to always cheer times I spend with them. I feel like my appreciation to the Iedul Fitri is increasing. I think, I started to miss my family.

Honestly, it was not bad to spend the holy-days with my KKN pals. We ate, we laughed, we had fun….. yes, we shared the same pain together and together we trying to make the day and the following day brighter by doing what we’ve done. 

Well, readers, please pray for us. We travel along way here not to be sad, but we’re here to make good things to happen. To make smiles. So please God, be with us.

The last but not least, selamat hari raya Idul Fitri, mohon maaf lahir dan batin, world! :)

19 July 2015

Community Service's Story : Sabang, For The Very First Time

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This photo was taken at the tip of the island. 


We left the hotel at 8am in the morning to catch the boat (we thought the boat would sail at 10am). That day, July 3rd 2015, we wore our NAD 02 t-shirt and for the girls, we all wore skirt and each of us wore hijab! From the outside I felt like I was a part of Madrasah Tsanawiyah group. Wkwkwkwk

Apparently the bus was moving to Situs Tsunami PLTN Apung. It was one of real evidences that Aceh’s Tsunami was real horrifying. The PLTN Apung taken along by the water and got stuck in that place. So bad when we were get there, it still closed, so we just took photos in front of the gate.


In front of PLTN Apung

We got to Ulee Lheue Ferry Port around 9.30am and got stuck there about 6 hours because the boat departed at 3pm.

Around 5pm WIBB (Waktu Indonesia bagian Barat Banget) we reached Sabang Island! Our tummies were soooo empty and our throats dry but the open fasting time was still 2 hours to go. Fasting was so hard with the jetlag.

The boat was finally sailing

Back to Sabang Island, what welcomed us was beyond amazing! When our bus moving along the street, I could see 99 Asmaul Husna spreads in the border of the street. And when we reached the city, my eyes catch a park with “sifat-sifat Allah” around it. “Subhanallah, Im going to do community services and spending my fasting time in a religious island. Sssooooo excited!” that was crossed my mind at that time.

Sabang, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam. Yes, Sabang. The west-est island in my country, Indonesia. Sabang, an inspiration of our one of national songs, Dari Sabang Sampai Merauke. That was quite like dreams when I step my feet in this beautiful island.

Yes, this island is literally beautiful. We can see seas wherever we are, because this island has hills-like-contour. The environment here is still so natural and refreshing too, though sometimes the weather is super duper hot like if we put an egg just anywhere it can be boiled (lebay sih). We can found monkeys and babi hutan on the street.




Syilauuuw





The bus stopped at Keuchik (how we called kepala desa in here) Office of Krueng Raya village and we got a very warm welcome from Pak Keuchik and his staffs. After the welcoming ceremony, the bus moved to our ‘pondokan’. The 23 of us divided in to 5 places. 2 girls and 3 girls live in Jurong Mutiara Kolam Bermata, 4 girls and 4 girls, including me, live in Jurong Batu Singa Berfakta. And the boys live in the mosque.


As I said before, I live with 3 other girls named Puput, Sigma and Novi. These girls are all from psychology faculty, so I am the only one came from economic. Our place is separated with our host family home, their home is right beside us. The house is totally a new house. When we arrived here, the only household furnishings were just 2 beds, a mat, a broom and a shelf. Not in every room has the electricity turned on. But I am glad, it beyond my expectation that I will live separated with the host family. I am glad because I can use short pants and short t-shirt when at home. Besides, I don’t need to always put my attitude and behavior in a good formal manner all the time. HEHEHE

We eat with our host mom’s cooking. She send us the meals when the time to eat coming. Lucky us, our host mom, that we used to call Kak Neng, is vice mayor’s chef, so I can always guarantee that our meals wont failed, always delicious.

Well, community service is not as bad as my imagination, actually, its not bad at all. I am counting on the days forward and expecting the great experiences to come.


15 July 2015

Community Services Story : The Amazing Banda Aceh

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After a very loooong process of documents, financial and projects preparation, July 2nd 2015 me and my community service’s team called NAD 02 went to Sabang Island. It took us almost 10 hours (flights and delays) from Jogja to Banda Aceh. 

To go to the Sabang Island, we need to take flight to Banda Aceh first and then sailing by boat to the island. But the boat only sailed at 2pm, so we need to stay a day at Banda Aceh. 

It was around 4pm when we landed in Sultan Iskandar Muda international airport Banda Aceh but the atmosphere was like 2pm in Jogja. And what surprised us more was the fact that the ‘azan ashar’ was just reverberated! 


Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport

Like it was not enough, my friend, Dian, told us “Be patient guys, azan maghrib is around 7pm” and he giggled. We, the 22 persons whom never stepped our feet at Banda Aceh, started to feel blue. Well we were fasting, and after the looong way of our course, we definitely felt really hungry. 

Once we done with our baggage, we were welcomed by Dian’s family and they took us to the hotel (which I forgot the name) by bus. Apparently, the hotel was so close with the legendary Masjid Raya Baiturrahman. We were soooo much excited to see the mosque from the bus’es windows. 

While the bus was moving to the hotel, Dian’s father told us about what happened along the Banda Aceh road when tsunami attacked the city. 

“Ini dulu ada mayat gelimpangan disini”
“Di bawah jembatan ini isinya mayat semua”
“Dulu banyak mayat nyangkut di got ini”
“Airnya dulu disini sampai 5 meteran”
“Ada kapal nyangkut di ujung jalan ini”

And many more. 

Honestly, I didn’t know what to feel at that time. I feel really amazed with the might of Allah. How He showed us His greatness. We, humans and every little things He created was just nothing. That we, humans had to always be bent down to Him and never ever ever forget about Him. At the same time, I feel soooo sad. I don’t know why I felt like crying when I was listening to the story. In my head played pictures of the past time at the location and I couldn’t help it to not feeling sad.

Ok enough about sad things. 

We put our bags at the hotel and went to the restaurant to eat. That was the very first time I ate Aceh meals which was literally at Aceh! I always loooooove the taste of Aceh meals that is served at rumah makan masakan Aceh in Jogja (fortunately near my house). You know what, the meals was waaaaayyyy better. Whereas the Aceh meals in Jogja was already super delicious. Please imagine how the Aceh meal original from Aceh tastes like heaven. Hohoho



Me and NAD 02 open fasting for the very first time in Aceh


After we enjoyed the meals, we went to the Masjid Raya Baiturrahman, the one and only building in that area which was totally fine when tsunami attacked, Subhanallah. We did sholat taraweh in that place and off course we went there to take some photos.  

The mosque is one of a kind! Sooooo beautiful! Like that was one of amazing mosque I’ve ever known. And we had to use proper clothes if we want to go there. No pants for women, no tight clothes. We must wear loose clothes and close the aurat. If we break the rules, the guard will reprimand us. So cool yet scary, because at that time, the girls of our team mostly wear pants and we got the warning. 

However, I was very happy to have the experience of praying at the mosque. I felt small in the greatness of the mosque environment. I felt nothing when I compare myself with the muslimah here.



Take a selfie before got the warning :3

Inside Masjid Raya Baiturrahman 

Me and the legendary mosque


After we did the prayer, I ate one of my favorite meals ever : mie aceh. The special thing here was that the mie aceh I ate was original from Aceh!!!!! Wohoooooowwww. Words couldn’t express how amazing the mie aceh tastes! 


Mie Aceh original from Aceh tastes like heaven!


I was so impressed with Banda Aceh. How the city could make me feel lacked in terms of my relationship with my God, make me feel amazed with the coolness of the city and the deliciousness of the meals.

And yeah, I got a very nice sleep afterwards.




24 June 2015

Sebuah Pengakuan dan Hadiah Ulang Tahun

June 24, 2015 0 Comments
Aku terbang dalam belenggu
Bagaimana bisa kamu menangkap noda-ku?
Mengingat semua kebiasaanku
Menyungging senyum dan berlalu

Aku mendamba dalam cemburu
Sungguh ingin ku ucapkan kata rindu
Dalam cinta yang tak mampu
Yang membuatku beranjak dan membisu

Aku bersembunyi dalam ruang tak berbatu
Ku lontarkan semua teori untuk membuatmu tergugu
Namun kini lelah kakiku berlari darimu
Seberapapun jauhnya aku melaju
Selalu kembali aku ke pelukanmu

Aku gila dibuatmu
Meski ku tahu kita tak kan baik jika bersatu


Aku mencintaimu


Ingin ku teriakkan pada dunia asal tidak menyakitimu


Ingin ku kukuhkan pada semesta asal kau mau





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If maybe you drop your eyes to this, yes, its for you. Its my birthday present for you. And your birthday gift for me (for letting your heart burdened by every words I wrote). Well, after all the dramas and lies, I guess, it will be beautiful if we make honesty as our present, right?

Happy very late birthday, I'll always hope you surrounded with happiness.

24 May 2015

In a Blue Moon

May 24, 2015 0 Comments

Well, this is it, Ilana Tan's new book, In a Blue Moon. 

Jujur, sewaktu lihat buku ini di rak toko buku, mata saya berbinar binar. Ilana Tan memang salah satu pengarang novel favorit saya. Dan tentu saja, kali itu saya tidak akan melewatkan karya Ilana Tan yang terbaru ini. Jadi, langsung saya bawa ke kasir.

Ekspektasi saya tinggi, karena lima karya Ilana Tan sebelumya benar-benar membuat saya jatuh cinta. 

Ini cerita tentang Sophie Wilson dan Lucas Ford yang memiliki sejarah buruk di masa lalu dan sepuluh tahun kemudian dipertemukan kembali oleh perjodohan secara sepihak oleh kakek mereka. 

Saya tidak akan bercerita lebih lanjut karena takut akan jadi spoiler. Saya disini hanya ingin mengomentari dan memberi kesan saya terhadap novel yang digadang menjadi mega bestseller ini. 

Berita baiknya, novel ini ringan. Bisa dibilang ini karya Ilana yang paling ringan. Atau sebenarnya ini hanya efek cara bercerita Ilana? Karena sesungguhnya menurut saya cerita ini tidak seringan itu. Masa lalu antara Lucas dan Sophie, kebencian Sophie, penolakan atas perjodohan, cerita Miranda dan Lucas, juga tentang Adrian. Banyak hal yang bisa dibuat lebih dramatis. Saya rasa Ilana hanya berfokus pada hubungan romantis love-hate relationship antara Lucas dan Sophie. Sehingga menurut saya, saya tidak menemukan klimaks dari novel ini. Jangankan klimaks, konfliknya saja saya merasa kurang greget. 

Lalu penggambaran karakter yang menurut saya kurang jelas. Maafkan saya jika saya menyakiti hati penggemar Ilana yang lain, tapi jujur saya tidak dapat bayangan apa-apa terhadap bentuk fisik karakter. Menurut pembaca lain mungkin itu bagus, karena membiarkan pembaca berimajinasi sendiri. Namun buat saya, saya butuh guide secara physical. 

Namun, saya suka cara Ilana Tan membuat cerita ini mengalir dengan enak begitu saja sehingga membuat saya tidak berhenti membaca. Lalu, saya suka cara Ilana menjabarkan karakteristik karakter melalui dialog-dialog yang ada. Dan yah, karakter Lucas memang potion-ing :'

Secara keseluruhan cerita ini bagus. Tapi untuk nama sebesar Ilana Tan, jujur saja, novel ini dibawah ekspektasi saya.

Tapi semua orang punya pendapat masing-masing kan? Bagaimana pendapatmu?



07 May 2015

They MADE it!

May 07, 2015 0 Comments
Well its actually quite late to tell and I guess most of you have already known the fact I want to announce. Okay, not announce, its me cant stop my self for being annoying to anyone around me because I cant stop to always blabbering about MY BOYS FINALLY MADE THEIR COMEBACK AFTER THIS LONG 3 YEARS OF WAITING!!!!!!!!!!!! *wooooooooo* *whistling*

And the fact that YG (their agency) take the album super seriously, makes me super relieved. I dont know its YG feeling sorry to all the VIPs for have made them wait so long, or its Mr YG is a genius, so that the comeback is no joke. Its brilliant. Its different from another boy bands comebacks or even debuts. That is why I always love Big Bang.

I am not so gonna tell you about the concept. Or the comeback. Or anything related to how YG capturing people's heart for the Big Bang's new album. If you are interested you can just browse :p

Im gonna talk about every thought crosses my mind about the songs in Made new album, and their new look.

They've already made it with two songs titled BAE BAE and LOSER.

To be honest, I love BAE BAE more than LOSER. But somehow, at the first time I listened to the BAE BAE song, no, I watched the MV, I thought it was just so G-Dragon's. Its not Big Bang things, its GD's, I was a bit disappointed. Until the Taeyang part, maybe I was confused and successfully been hypnotized by Taeyang's charm so that the song was become forgivable. 

My favorite part is when TOP started to rap. TOP with joker concept is a brilliant! He nailed it! TOP with that bingu kind of move, crown-like hair and different eye ball color. He's stupidly handsome. 

And then, come Daesung's part. Watched it just after amazing part of TOP.... well, it roller coasters me. Since my number one bias is Daesung, watched Daesung with a girl on top of him and almost kissed his lips...... well...... hell! But, although it was weird at first, I think his new hair style suits him well. He looks sexier, hotter... with that kind of look. *drooling* 

When Seungri's part was out, the only thing I did was screaming. Loudly. Literally. Well, I wont tell. It was adult scene. And yeah, our maknae is mature now :")

Even after the song was out, I cant stop my self for listening and murmuring it. Yeah I still thought that it just so GD. But whatever, I always love GD's songs. 

And the comeback stages was out!!!! Wooooooo!! Its wayyyy more exciting!

To watched them with Fantastic Baby everytime they were on stage for 3 years... finally over. Big Bang. Come together. As a group. After their individual projects. With their different characters. Even I almost forgot how their shape if they were back as Big Bang. At one stage. With new songs.

............ Unexplainable!  


WHATS MORE EXCITING THAN THIS, HUHHH????????


My sexy Dae with a girl hanging on him. Whats more sh*t than this? I wish a was that girl :"

Our leader. Younger look. How cute :3

This shape of Taeyang. The one I couldnt imagine, him as Big Bang with this style. This style is a brand new for Big Bang. His hair style was always the same since Haru-Haru and Gojimal till Alive album. And now, for Made, he changes.

The maknae looks like the leader. Hihihi.

THIS IS THE BEST!!! I've never felt this in love with TOP before this.

Its beyond great is'n it? :3

I cant wait for the other songs to come. And for another surprises from YG to come. hehehe

Sorry, I dont have much time. Its finally come the time for me to back fangirl-ing after 3 years hiatus. HAHAHAHAHAHA




29 April 2015

Kissin' You

April 29, 2015 0 Comments
.....When I’m kissing you it all starts making sense And all the questions I’ve been asking in my head Like, "Are you the one? Should I really trust?" Crystal clear it becomes when I’m kissing you- Kissin' You by Miranda Cosgrove


“Reyna! Ya Tuhan……”

 Sesosok lelaki berperawakan tidak terlalu tinggi menghambur ke arah Reyna tepat ketika gadis itu mencapai  pagar depan rumahnya yang tidak tertutup. Membuat Reyna mendongakkan leher yang sedari tadi ia tundukan dalam perjalanannya menuju rumah. Vino, seseorang yang sangat tidak ia harapkan ada di beranda rumahnya saat ini sedang menyambutnya. Menatap dirinya dengan kekhawatiran yang sarat terpancar dari kedua bola mata coklat tua. 

“Kamu naik apa? Ya Tuhanku kamu jalan dari Sudirman?” Tanya lelaki itu lagi sambil menyisir rambut pendeknya yang lurus dengan jemari lalu menekan rambutnya kuat-kuat, tanda ia benar-benar frustasi.

19 April 2015

Fate

April 19, 2015 0 Comments


You'll finally understand a fate when you run... run... run.. and keep running for something and it remains to chase and catch you.

16 April 2015

Liebster Award

April 16, 2015 0 Comments

Ceritanya saya ini baru saja selesai melaksanakan ibadah Ujian Tengah Semester dan karena dompet saya cukup menyedihkan untuk diajak merayakan moment bahagia ini, jadilah saya pulang lalu menyalakan laptop dan blogwalking.

Di tengah keasyikan saya ber-blogwalking ria, saya menemukan Ayu Riana, salah satu blogger favorit saya, sedang bagi-bagi Liebster Award. Karena saya nggak ada yang ngasih award, yaudah secara mandiri saya ambil sendiri lah ya mumpung lagi dibagi juga sama mbak Ayu. Hahaha

Apasih Liebster Award ini? Kalau kata mbak Ayu sih "semacam kegiatan iseng dan lucu untuk mengisi waktu luang para blogger". Nah ya karena saya memang sedang kekurangan asupan kegiatan, ini saya buat punya saya deh. hehehe

Aturan main:

  1. Penerima Award wajib berterima kasih kepada pemberi Award.
  2. Penerima Award wajib mendeskripsikan 11 fakta mengenai dirinya.
  3. Penerima Award wajib menjawab 11 pertanyaan yang diberikan oleh si pemberi Award.
  4. Penerima Award wajib memilih 11 blogger lain sebagai nominator Award berikutnya, dan berikan 11 pertanyaan untuk mereka.

No. 1
Makasih ya mbak Ayu sudah diperbolehkan ambil awardnya. Hehehe

No. 2
11 facts about me:

  1. Saya ini penggemar es batu sejati. Saya makan es batu nggak tau lah berapa bongkah sehari. 50 bisa lebih. Alhamdulillah sampai saat ini gigi saya masih baik-baik saja :))
  2. Dari saya kecil saya pengen banget dipanggil bu dokter tanpa harus belajar medis sama sekali. Caranya? Nikah sama dokter dong :3 BAHAAHAH!
  3. Selain sambel tomat yang dipadukan sama ikan goreng, apalagi buatan ibu saya, saya menolak makan makanan apapun yang pedas.
  4. Setelah nonton film Mirror, sekitar tahun 2004, dan Final Destination 2 juga The Eye-nya Jessica Alba, saya menolak menonton segala bentuk film horor dan thriller. Pokoknya setan dan bunuh-bunuhan nggak akan masuk dalam list film yang bakalan saya tonton.
  5. Saya suka jalan-jalan ke toko buku sendirian cuma buat liat-liat tumpukan buku-buku doang, terutama kalau lagi bete. Karena entah kenapa, ngeliat tumpukan buku itu bisa membuat mood saya lebih baik dan bisa bikin pikiran saya lebih jernih.
  6. Punya cita-cita jadi guru TK suatu hari nanti.
  7. Sedang berproses untuk bisa berpakaian yang syar'i. Doakan ya akhi dan ukhti :3
  8. Sebenernya suka banget pake baju match dari atas sampe bawah dan suka banget mix and match baju-baju gitu, suka eksperimen pake baju yang aneh-aneh dan warna juga motif yang emang out of the box gitu dari dulu, tapi sempet ada komentar-komentar miring tentang kesukaan saya itu, jadi saya gak pede. Tapi sekarang udah nggak peduli orang bilang apa tentang saya. My happiness is not their business, right? 
  9. Punya kebiasaan buruk suka pukul pukul hidung dari kelas 4 SD. 
  10. Lagi madly falling in love sama kucing persia satu-satunya yang bernama Milo. Udah kebal banget lah kalau ada orang marahin gara-gara terlalu deket sama kucing lah, ntar sakit inilah itulah, bulunya bahaya lah..... Yah namanya sayang, mau gimana lagi. Udah diperlakuinnya bukan peliharaan deh, udah kayak anak.
  11. Suka lagu-lagu jadul dan berharap bisa balik ke jamannya NSYNC sama Backstreet Boys masih exist.
No. 3


1. Apa kebiasaamu kalau lagi marah?

Saya bakalan ngungkapin ke objek atau subjek kemarahan saya. Saya nggak bakalan marah ditahan soalnya rugi lah, marah kan keluar energi, masa yang dimarain gatau? Kalau nggak memungkinkan untuk ngungkapin, saya biasanya nangis. Tapi saya ini tipikal orang yang marahnya nggak lama dan mudah menyesal. 

2. Apa yang akan terjadi pada dirimu kalau tiba-tiba semua gadget musnah dan kita kembali pada jaman telpon rumah, telpon koin, dan telpon kartu?

Saya pikir itu bakalan indah banget sih. Social life bakalan balik. Anak kecil bakalan main bareng kalo sore hari dan bukannya mantengin tab. Akan ada pembatasan privasi dan kita bakalan lebih menghargai pertemuan.

3. Sambal bawang atau sambal terasi?

Nggak dua duanya.

4. Kamu doyan minum susu nggak? Kenapa?

DOYAN! Tiap pagi saya minum susu. Nggak bakal bisa memulai hari kalo nggak pake susu pokoknya.

5. Untuk para cowok, pilih istri bekerja atau ibu rumah tangga? Untuk para cewek, pilih suami pengusaha atau karyawan berpenghasilan tetap? Alasannya?

Mana aja deh yang penting bertanggung jawab, sayang keluarga, dan nggak berhenti sayang sama saya sampai kapan juga.

6. Ibukota Amerika Serikat itu New York atau Los Angeles sih?

Washington DC, mbak :''

7. Sebutkan satu quote favoritmu! Boleh dari buku, tokoh atau film.

"Eat less sugar, you've sweet enough already"

8. Sari kedelai atau sari kacang hijau?

Sari kacang hijau.

9. Sebutkan dong brand favoritmu, mulai dari baju, celana jeans, rok, sepatu, sampai tas!

Saya nggak brand oriented. Kalau ada yang bagus dan pas di kantong ya saya beli deh.

10. Burger atau sandwich? Alasannya?

Sandwich. Kesannya homemade aja gitu.Warm gitu like mother's hug :3

11. Twitter, Facebook, Path atau Instagram? Pilih salah satu dan sebutkan alasannya!

Path. Soalnya....... mmmm gatau suka aja. 


No. 4

Diminta milih 11 blogger buat jadi nominasi katanya. Tapi saya ni cuma tertarik memberikan award ini kepada mbak Yonarisa Prahesti. Jadi ini mbak Yona, kamu telah menjadi pemenang Liebster Award dari Luthfinta silahkan dijawab pertanyaannya :3

1. Dulu kok blogging alasannya kenapa?
2. Pernah punya rambut pendek nggak sih? 
3. Pilih wedges atau heels?
4. Warna lipstick favorite? Kenapa?
5. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
6. Kalau kamu karakter di film atau kartun, kamu ni siapa sih? Kenapa?
7. Top three drama korea?
8. Top three dosen FEB?
9. Jadi karyawan atau jadi entrepreneur?
10. Ayam rempah atau Ayam penyet suroboy*?
11. What is your overall life goal?

Oke. Thats that. Selamat bermain Liebster Award!

05 April 2015

The Family Time, Finally

April 05, 2015 0 Comments
As you grow older, how many times the thought of going out to some interesting places or family attractions with your family instead of friends or lovers crossed your mind?

For me, its rare. Even almost never. 

The most ironic part is that when I was a kid, going out with my nuclear family was our weekly routines. Like every Sunday, my parents took me and my sister to anywhere. To laugh. To love. But as time passed, things change. Its hard to just even meet at home in a complete formation. 

But miracle came to us today. Like finally God gave us time to bond. Time to be enjoyed as a nuclear family after all the things we have done in the past years which made us this 'far' from each other. Yes, YEARS. I haven't gone out with my family for YEARS. So, I cherished every seconds of our togetherness. The super very rare togetherness. The super very rare family time. 

Parang Kusumo Beach
[04.30 A.M]



Pardon my face :")









Sri Gethuk Waterfalls
[10.00 A.M]





Pindul Cave
[14.00 P.M]




Bukit Bintang
[18.30 P.M]


Me and my pale face



Koki Joni
[19.45 P.M]

The unexpected idea came to Dad. 
He asked us to eat pasta, our favorite but his hated food. Weird day ever.

Shoooooo happy! I cant even stop myself from smiling and saying gratitude to my dearest God for letting me be with my lovely family. Its literally from when the sun hadn't risen up until Kaliurang road back deserted.


Thank you Dad. We love you more than words!

Someone ever told me that family is a place where you will always come back. And now I know its true :)