Arsip | Oktober, 2006

MATCHBOX TWENTY – Unwell

31 Okt

“I’ve come to one conclusion. That in thirtyone years, I found out that everybody in the world, everybody in the world, is a little bit f*cked up. Okay?

And it’s okay, it’s okay.

When you’re young, when you’re young, you think it’s just you. You’re at home. You’re trying to hide it. You figure maybe you’ll grew out of it. Maybe sooner or later you’ll get like other people.

What you don’t know, when you were young, it’s everybody. Everybody, man. Everybody’s a little f*cked up.

And soon as you get older, as you get older, you have two kinds of people. You have the fortunate people who realized it earlier on. They let their freak-flag fly. They had a good time. They don’t think too hard about it. They don’t take themselves too seriously.

And then there’s these poor bastards on the other side, who’s trying to play it cool, man. Everyday, “I’m not fucked up!”

So, this song goes out to the wonderfully enlightened people..” Rob Thomas, in a concert in Atlanta

All day
Staring at the ceiling
Making friends with shadows on my wall
All night
Hearing voices telling me
That I should get some sleep
Because tomorrow might be good for something
Hold on
I’m feeling like I’m headed for a
Breakdown
I don’t know why

I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell
I know, right now you can’t tell
But stay awhile and maybe then you’ll see
A different side of me

I’m not crazy, I’m just a little impaired
I know, right now you don’t care
But soon enough you’re gonna think of me
And how I used to be

Me

Talking to myself in public
Dodging glances on the train
I know
I know they’ve all been talking ’bout me
I can hear them whisper
And it makes me think there must be something wrong
With me
Out of all the hours thinking
Somehow
I’ve lost my mind

I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell
I know, right now you can’t tell
But stay awhile and maybe then you’ll see
A different side of me

I’m not crazy, I’m just a little impaired
I know right now you don’t care
But soon enough you’re gonna think of me
And how I used to be

I been talking in my sleep
Pretty soon they’ll come to get me
Yeah, they’re taking me away

I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell
I know, right now you can’t tell
But stay awhile and maybe then you’ll see
A different side of me

I’m not crazy I’m just a little impaired
I know, right now you don’t care
But soon enough you’re gonna think of me
And how I used to be
Hey, how I used to be
How I used to be, yeah
Well I’m just a little unwell
How I used to be
How I used to be

PS: We’re all crazy, we’re all a little unwell. I’m a bit unwell. I’m sorry. And I know you guys have been unwell too. I forgive y’all. And, bruh, you too? You know, Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Sunday Bloody Sunday :-” *ditimpuks karena ngopi* ~o) S’okay. We all are. I know, right now we can’t tell..

Surat Cinta dari Oom Gugel

29 Okt

Akhirnya, efek dari terlalu banyak ngejunk. Entah kenapa, semalam tiba-tiba Oom Gugel kesengsem sama saya dan memutuskan untuk mengirim surat cinta ini ke saya. Aih, jadi terharu :”> Berarti udah sukses jadi junker yang berdedikasi terhadap kewajibannya dunks? Ya sudah, kalo gitu saya akan terus nyampah deh :-“

ALANIS MORISETTE – That I Would Be Good

29 Okt

That I would be good even if I did nothing
That I would be good even if I got the thumbs down
That I would be good if I got and stayed sick
That I would be good even if I gained ten pounds

That I would be fine even if I went bankrupt
That I would be good if I lost my hair and my youth
That I would be great if I was no longer queen
That I would be grand if I was not all knowing

That I would be loved even when I numb myself
That I would be good even when I am overwhelmed
That I would be loved even when I was fuming
That I would be good even if I was clingy

That I would be good even if I lost sanity
That I would be good
Whether with or without you

PS: My sister loved this song, for reasons I can’t tell. I have known this song for a long time, but I never really ‘read’ the lyrics. When I finally did today, it touches me. This is the only song she kept in her cellphone, for more than any other songs in the current playlist. It has to be really special to deserve the treatment. Perhaps it’s her anthem? I don’t know. But if it does, anthems represent what the owner think or feel. We all had our rocky times. Perhaps she need the song to constantly remind herself that she’s okay, no matter what. I’ve lost a few pounds. Gray some hairs. Achieve few dreams. Hurt some people. Love even more. I’m here. And I’m okay. We’re okay no matter what. Thanks, Sis, for sharing the song.. (there’s a huge possibility that she will read this) 😛

Happy Birthday, Bruh!

22 Okt

He’s incredibly annoying. He’s a pain in the ass. He’s cold as a fridge. He’s stubborn. He’s damn persistent. He enjoyed saying the word “deadlines“, “outline“, “skr*ps*” or asking me, “How’s your Mum?” He never waved “Hi!” first. He took more than an hour just to answer an SMS, sometimes even one full day. He loved to hung up our calls. His mood could do a 180 degree flip, just because his favorite team lost a match. His negative attitude is contagious. He stole my 7777 hits screenshot. He loved to carry the 2 megapixel cameraphone just to tick me off. He’s Enda’s apprentice. He’s gay as the day is light. He’s MESUM(tm) for sure. He’s a paedophil. He had a thing for whips (gee, I love writing these, I cud go on for hours :-“). He’s super lazy. He’s stupid. He’s willing to die just for the sake of a poetic justice. He’s obsessed with Andhara Early. He’s nuts. He’s weird. He’s my brother, and today is his birthday. Here’s your gift:

Thank you for being a great brother.
A reliable friend.
A caring uncle.
A nice replacement trash can.

I’m on war with you, but it would be unfair if I didn’t post this. You deserved the publication (hahaha, sokoorr..). And, since this is no longer the fasting month, I thought it would be cute if you could keep the slogan. So, selamat menjalankan ibadah puasa(tm), bruh.

Wha? I wasn’t thinkin’ about anything.. :-“

The Orange Factor(tm)

19 Okt

A: How are you?
B: Cold feet, but optimistic.
A: Must be the orange factor(tm).

Tidak segala sesuatu yang dilekatkan pada diri kita memberi dampak signifikan pada kepribadian dan konstruksi identitas yang kita miliki. Suka musik rock tidak lantas membuat orang jadi cuek dan galak. Hobi nonton film Korea tidak membuat Anda jadi orang cengeng. Punya sederetan C di transkrip nilai tidak selamanya menandakan Anda orang bodoh. *curhat colongan ditektid* 😛
Saya pernah menulis tentang bagaimana selera musik membuat persepsi orang terhadap Anda dapat berubah. Kali ini saya akan menulis tentang warna. Kita semua punya warna favorit. Pertanyaan mengenai, “Apa warna favorit Anda?” memang tidak lebih sering dilontarkan dari, “Anda suka musik apa?” Tidak karena ia tidak penting, tapi karena ia mempunyai visibilitas yang lebih. Anda tidak perlu bertanya, seringnya, kita hanya perlu menebak-nebak tentang warna kesukaan seseorang dari kuantitas warna yang ada pada barang-barang pribadinya.

Dibandingkan dengan selera musik, bisa jadi preferensi warna adalah sesuatu yang sifatnya lebih pribadi. Teman yang tidak terlalu dekat dengan Anda dapat menebak kalau Anda adalah anak emo, dengan melihat gaya berpakaian Anda, semisal. Tetapi, mereka belum tentu tau apa warna kesukaan Anda. Di lingkungan saya, setidaknya, hanya teman-teman dekat yang sadar apa warna kesukaan masing-masing sahabatnya.

Preferensi warna merupakan salah satu hal paling mendasar, dan sama seperti hal-hal lain, kita dapat menilai seseorang dari sesuatu yang disukainya. Saya suka warna oranye. Mari kita lihat apa kata Color Wheel tentang warna favorit saya:

Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.

To the human eye, orange is a very hot color, so it gives the sensation of heat. Nevertheless, orange is not as aggressive as red. Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people. As a citrus color, orange is associated with healthy food and stimulates appetite. Orange is the color of fall and harvest. In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.

Orange has very high visibility, so you can use it to catch attention and highlight the most important elements of your design. Orange is very effective for promoting food products and toys.

Dark orange can mean deceit and distrust.
Red-orange corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and thirst for action.
Gold evokes the feeling of prestige. The meaning of gold is illumination, wisdom, and wealth. Gold often symbolizes high quality.

Does it sounds like me? I think so 😛

Apakah preferensi warna mempengaruhi kepribadian dan identitas? Atau sebaliknya? Untuk saya, keduanya saling berkaitan. Kita tidak bisa tahu pasti, siapa yang urutannya berada lebih dulu. Sama saja dengan bertanya tentang ayam dan telur. Siapa yang lebih dulu? Semua tergantung sudut pandang masing-masing.

Bagaimana dengan Anda sendiri?  Does the color made you?

PS: Pesan Sponsor, biru tidak lebih keren(tm) daripada oranye! 😛

Mau Beli Materai 6000?

17 Okt

Ahemm.. Mari membahas topik sektoral. Waktu lagi jalan-jalan di suatu malam, tiba-tiba saya menemukan sesuatu yang bikin saya ngakak:
Anda tidak ikut ngakak? Jelas! 😛 Tenang, itu tandanya Anda masih normal, soalnya ini joke sektoral, dan kebetulan hari itu timingnya pas :-” Orang macam mana sih yang mau jualan Materai 6000? (xixixi, tanyalah pada satpam tempat parkir) Emangnya ada yang mau beli? :-” *ditimpukin*

Fotonya agak buram ya? Gimana kalo ganti dengan foto yang ini:

Now, this is better. Faktor fotografer mungkin ya. Memang, fotografer tremor gak reliabel untuk bikin skrinsut :-” Ngambil kuliah Fotografi Jurnalistik memang ada gunanya. Kalau begitu,  nantinya, semua kamera memang harus diserahkan ke saya. Dudududu :-“

Hiatus!

7 Okt

Jadwal mulai menggila, karena itu, saya merasa perlu untuk memasang tanda “Hiatus” di blog ini. Dalam satu sampai tiga bulan ke depan, kemungkinan besar tidak akan ada entry baru disini. Kalaupun ada, mungkin isinya tidak penting :-”

So, I’m gonna take a break. I’ll see you when I see you 😉