Music

I love many kinds of music and had went through various change in musical preference. From indie to mainstream. From classical music to jazz. Music is very important for me.

Books

A little bit different from other girls, rather than spend my money to buy clothes, shoes, or cosmetics, I usually choose to buy books instead.

Pharmacy

Pharmacists are healthcare professionals who practice in pharmacy, the field of health sciences focusing on safe and effective medication use. For me the science of pharmacy is fascinating and interesting.

Movie

I'm a movie enthusiast. Particularly for Fantasy, Adventure, Animation and Science-Fiction Movie. It's a nice way to escape the reality for a while.

Anime and Manga

I love to read manga and watch anime ^^

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs will be the Headline for Love Garage 2013 in Jakarta

I had known about this for so long but hesitated to post about it because it's makes me sad T.T. Yeah Yeah Yeahs is one of my favorite indie band and I'm looking forward to see them perform in Indonesia. It's too bad that none of my friends know them so there will be no one to accompany me to come to the concert T.T. Well, it's not the first time for me to watch a concert alone. I went to L'Arc~en~Ciel concert by myself. But it's a one-man concert while Love Garage is basically parade of some bands with Yeah Yeah Yeahs as its headline so the odds are they will perform at midnight. And I prefer to not risk myself wondering in Jakarta after midnight. Here are the details:

Love Garage 2013
Place: eX Park (Plaza Indonesia Extension)
Date: 1 February 2013
Time: start from 19.00
Ticket price: Rp. 450.000,- 

What? You also don't know anything about Yeah Yeah Yeahs? The group is composed of vocalist and pianist Karen O, guitarist and keyboardist Nick Zinner, and drummer Brian Chase. You could read more information about this Grammy Award-nominated band (for all of their 3 albums!) on wikipedia.

I love Karen O voice and how she sings

My favorite Yeah Yeah Yeahs member is Nick Zinner, the guitarist that you could easily recognized by his wild hair

Of course I love to hear Brian Case playing drums
Some of my favorite songs from them:
Maps


Heads Will Roll

Down Boy

Cheated Heart

Gold Lion


I still don't know whether I would go and watch this concert or not. In the meanwhile I just pray there will be friend to accompany me.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Imagine Dragons - It's Time & Radioactive

Lately, I've been hearing a four-piece rock band based in Las Vegas, Nevada named Imagine Dragons. Their music is quite fresh and I love 2 songs, "It's Time" and "Radioactive" from their album, "Night Visions".

Cover of Night Visions Album
If you're interested, you could download those songs here, It's Time and Radioactive. Tell me about your opinions after hearing those songs!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Urban Lifestyle. How important is it?

"Asyik ya jadi kamu. Tinggal di kos bagus. Punya smartphone canggih, baju dan sepatu yang bagus-bagus. Punya banyak kartu jadi gampang kalau mau beli apa-apa. Sering pergi fitness, ke karaoke, ke restoran, ke bioskop. Urban lifestyle itu tampaknya menyenangkan. Aq juga mau nieh kerja di Jakarta", pungkas salah satu teman dari temanku yang dititipkan di kosku karena sedang mengikuti wawancara kerja di salah satu perusahaan di Jakarta. Aku tertegun. "Is that how people view me?"

Tetiba aku teringat dengan kenangan absurd tentang salah satu mantan teman baikku saat SMP. Iya. Mantan. Meskipun aku selalu beranggapan jika memang teman baik selamanya akan menjadi teman baik namun ternyata ada juga kasus dimana pertemanan yang baikpun tidak dapat bertahan. :) Ah.. Tapi aku tidak dapat menyalahkannya. Masa remaja adalah masa dimana jiwa kita paling labil. Perasaan ingin diterima di lingkungan pertemanan merupakan salah satu isu yang paling penting. Well, in Junior High School I was one of those unpopular, hipster, freaky girl. I was different (but I'm proud of it!). Jadi ketika mantan temanku itu lebih memilih untuk bergaul dengan gadis-gadis lain yang populer, aku maklum. Sayangnya, ia terjebak dalam situasi yang persis seperti quote dari Dave Ramsey. "We buy things we don't need with money we don't have to impress people we don't like". Bisa menebak kemana arah semua ini? Ya. Mantan temanku itu tertangkap menggelapkan uang kas kelas yang digunakannya untuk membeli berbagai macam barang untuk membuat orang terkesan. Kabar terakhir yang kudengar dia bekerja dengan menukar kehormatannya sebagai wanita demi bisa menjalani gaya hidup yang diinginkannya. Dunia nyata memang kejam kawan :)

Kupandang keseluruhan isi kamarku, lukisan Dewi Saraswati, deretan buku, tumpukan baju, aksesoris, laptop. That's not all those things that define me, my dear friend. And I never buy things to impress other people. Biasanya malah aku beli barang untuk meningkatkan perekonomian bangsa dan negara (yang membuat kebanyakan barangku adalah buatan dalam negeri. Termakan kampanye gerakan 100% cinta Indonesia). Kupandang teman dari temanku itu dan tersenyum. "Entah itu di kota besar, kota kecil, maupun di desa, bukan gaya hidup ataupun benda yang kau miliki yang membuatmu bahagia. Kebahagiaan itu tergantung dari caramu memandang dirimu dan hal-hal yang kau jalani. And I am happy with my life. Very happy".

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sherlock - BBC TV Series

I don't watch much TV. In fact, I don't own any television. You could say that I never deliberately go down to level 1 in my boarding house to watch TV except for football matches and the news (but I don't watch much news these days. Lots of unbalance and biased news in Indonesia). Luckily, sometimes in the weekend I have spare time to come to my bestfriend's apartment to watch The Voice, CSI, or the White Collar. But still, I hardly watch any series on TV. That's why I was so late in knowing about this amazing TV series!! Sherlock have been broadcasted since 2010 and here I am just watching it in 2013! Geez..

I crossed into this series because I watched the Hobit and became fond of Martin Freeman (Ow man, I really love him played the Bilbo Baggins). That's why I began to searched into his previous work and then the name of this series rose in my searching. I watched it and love it!! I mean, I've been a fan of Sherlock Holmes for a long time and when I watch this series, somehow I felt that I really have seen the Sherlock as I've imagined when I was young. It's true the story is modern, Sherlock Holmes in modern days. But still, I found it more closely resembled to Sherlock in my imagination rather than the version in Guy Ritchie's movies, even though that version is Sherlock in his original time. Fortunately, Robert Downey Jr is a brilliant actor, that's why I was kinda love Sherlock movies too even though I love this TV series more.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock and Martin Freeman as John Watson

Until now, there are only 2 seasons with 3 episodes per season. It makes this series only have 6 episodes to date:

  1. A Study in Pink
  2. The Blind Banker
  3. The Great Game
  4. A Scandal in Belgravia
  5. Hound of Baskerville
  6. The Reichenbach Fall

My favorite episode is The Great Game and The Reichenbach Fall (although watching this one makes me suffer and weep). I really think that I have a softspot for nerdy, geeky, eccentric guy. Well, as long as he's as hot as Benedict Cumberbatch >///<. Ho ho ho. I thought I nearly become a Cumberb*tches :), if only I don't remember my lovely Hiroto-kun.

If you want to know more about this series, you could find it on wikipedia. By the way, Sherlock Holmes's website, The Science of Deduction and the blog of John Watson in this series is real! You could read it after watch the series and laughing your ass off just like me :). So does Molly, she also have a blog. And Irene Adler really have a twitter account. Ho ho ho. There is someone who wrote a manga about the series too! You can read it here

It has been said that the shooting of the third season will be in March this year. I'm looking forward to it!! In the meanwhile, let's watch all the previous episodes! Then tell me what you thought about this series!