Month: December 2009

My Private Press Conference: December, April, Copeland, Whatever Would Last

Hello December. I’m introducing you to April. The month with wordless days and still felt good. The one without beautiful sad songs and I still felt like myself. Some ultra short distances trip without space rocket. April was not easy, December. I’ve been thinking a lot (grammatically means that I’m still thinking at this very moment, well, yes, but less). Maybe because I’m always a thinker, and never a dancer. I’m stiff. And it’s got to be strong to touch my heart through its shell, quoting Copeland. Oh, talking about Copeland, I know they broke up and are going on a farewell tour, but I still listen to them. Copeland said a lot of definitions I left myself unsaid, like, “Eat, Sleep, Repeat” (my definition of holiday), or “Strange and Unprepared” (one of my favorite self-definitions). And they told, “when they come knocking on your heart’s door, choose the one who loves you more,”. It worked; unfortunately, I never found their further definition of ‘love’. Well, back to you, December, I was scared. I was …

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2009

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” -John Lennon If I had to choose the most memorable line from Raditya Dika, it would be, “Time doesn’t fly, it warps!” Simply because it’s so true. It’s already our last ten days in 2009. Another beautiful year, and I’d say, this is my second most favorite year (after 2007) of my whole life. A lot of things happened; a lot of missions were accomplished, and a million blessings were poured. Most points in my ‘what-are-worth-to-be-dying-for’ list were checked. Joining Himpunan Mahasiswa Teknik Geologi ‘GEA’ Institut Teknologi Bandung, checked. Joining Liga Film Mahasiswa Institut Teknologi Bandung, checked. GPA > 3.5 of 4, checked. Blogging back, checked. Being a freelancer and earning some coins for my saving checked. Letting my hair grows long, checked. Learning photography (plus owning a DSLR, and 3 Lomos that I love love love them very much), checked. The rests were left unchecked. Like losing weights (duh!), and reading 50 books (but I bought stacks of books this year :D), …

Why You Shouldn’t Date A Musician

Despite of the movie itself, imho, the New Moon original soundtrack is g-r-e-a-t! With Death Cab for Cutie, and even Thom Yorke. And OK Go. ♥. I rate it ‘whoaaa!!‘. ;D I stumbled back upon OK Go, and I remembered that once in 2005, I read a damn great article in Elle Girl by Damian Kulash, the OK Go frontman. I lost the copy, but I could find it in OK Go official website. I, who left a lot of lines unpublished as drafts (well, everyone experiences it, uninspired time, you know :P), decided to republish this charming article as the first post this month :) Here it goes: — 06/05 Why You Shouldn’t Date A Musician Ladies, there are a million well-known reasons why you shouldn’t date a musician. We’re self-obsessed, we’re flaky, we’re hot-tempered, we’re unreliable, and we’re always broke, so you’ll have to pay for everything. We’re imperious, impenetrable, and impractical, and, let’s face it ? we ain’t usually the cleanest of folk. Nonetheless, you keep falling for us. The only reason …