mercredi, janvier 25, 2006


Well, actually I wasn't intending on going shopping. I was just strolling around Plaza Senayan last night just to chase the blues away :p when I came across this store where i saw this cool jacket. It was dark smokey-grey with inside pockets! It even has its own little pocket for cellphone! And what's even better, the 50% discount!!!! *LOL* Ah goodie! So there it went.. I got in the mall gloomily and went out happily :)

And today, PAYDAY! what bliss this has been.. *big grin*

mardi, janvier 24, 2006

dies irae!

I am ever so annoyed with some people these days who claim that they're wise beyond their age, while what they REALLY have is OLD look beyond their age, with wisdom of an INFANT!!!
AND WHAT IS MORE ANNOYING, THEY ARE SUCH DRAMA QUEENS!!! Who whine about trivial things.. about the so-called unfairness they had to endure, while (if ONLY they had enough INTELLIGENCE to look harder), IT IS THEIR OWN F*CKING STUPIDITY that caused the troubles in the first place!!!
These obnoxious people go around parading, saying outloud to the whole world about how good and high-quality they are, while what they really have in their heads are FART GAS!! And I guess due to their UTTER STUPIDITY, their lack of manners is understandable (though annoying like hell).. Their pea brain cannot seem to convey message to their filthy mouth to speak politely to others..

vendredi, janvier 20, 2006

The Kindly Ones

Any of you have heard the name Neil Gaiman? No? Neither have I. Until this one friend of mine e-mailed me this excerpts from one of his work, "The Sandman". It's dark, bitter, yet has a pang of truth in it. It struck me in a way that I thought I must share this work with all the people I know. I googled him, and found his website, Turn out that he's not only a writer of novels, but also of comic books. Okay, you can find out about him yourself, and here's his writings I told you about:

ROSE: Have you ever been in love?

DESIRE: You might say that.

ROSE: Horrible, isn't it?

DESIRE: In what way?

It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up this whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life... You give them a piece of you. They don't ask for it. They do something dumb one day like kiss you, or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore.

Ruth: Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so a simple phrase like "Maybe we should just be friends" or "How very perceptive" turns into a glass splinter working its way to your heart.

DESIRE: How picturesque.

It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. Nothing should be able to do that. Especially not love.

I hate love.

-- Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones--

mercredi, janvier 18, 2006


“Lalu bapakmu akan berkata, bintang tak pernah secantik tampakannya, tak sedekat yang kita duga.
Ia cuma penghias panas malam para pemimpi.
Tapi aku mau terbang. Aku mau menyentuh bintang.
Jika ujung jariku melepuh, akan kubelah lima.
Dan pulang dengan sepasang tangan berjari lima puluh"

dari: "Cala Ibi"
oleh Nukila Amal

lundi, janvier 16, 2006

Gina's BACK!!!

This is another superheroine I grew up with. "Gina" is a comic serial (circa 1980-1989) which I love so much. It's local. Written and illustrated by Gerdi WK, a Bandung-based artist. Maybe the reason why I think the comic is SO well-expressed is because the writer is also the one who makes the illustration. And to me, that particular reason sets this comic apart from other local comics. Actually there're also other comic artists who writes and illustrates their comics altogether. But I like Gina better. It's the humane problems she face, despite the super powers she possesses (she can fly, hurl thunderbolts and gush of powerful blast of wind from the palm of her hands), she falls in love, deal with heartbreaks, in a more "Indonesia" way :)

To my disappointment, I lost my collection of Gina comics somewhere when i moved out from home. I looked everywhere, to no avail. I guess, Gina comics were considered as extinct :p
And just last Sunday, I read this article about a group of people (GOD BLESS YOU guys..), who happen to LOVE comics so much (especially local comics), and willing to make Indonesian comics raise again from the dumps.. So they sponsored Gerdi WK (among others) to produce again, and hopefully reclaim their glory in olden days :p hence GINA 2005 is born. When I read the paper (oh, you can also visit, I hyperventilated!!! :))
So today, during lunchbreak, i went to ITC Kuningan to get Gina. They said that they will try to re-print Gina's other (old) episodes.. Can't wait.
So as soon as I paid for the comic, I ran to the foodcourt, order some food, sat down, tore the plastic cover, and as i turned few pages, Gina was there.. floating, gracefully, taunting this one hoodlum who tried to rob an old man in the desert.. I literally felt little hairs on the back of my neck started to raise, and i almost literally burst into tears!! (so what?! go screw yourself!).. Every single thing about the comic remains the same.. the faces, the body gestures of the characters, the words, the way the writer tells the story.. everything! I felt like a 11-year-old again suddenly.. :)
Thank you, people at Komik just made my day... no make that my WHOLE week! :)