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 ^^

Saturday, December 27, 2014

What does Winner mean for Winner?


What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you heard the word "WINNER"? I'm not talking about "a person or thing that win something". In this case, WINNER is a name of a boy band. Many people mock this name at first, but I actually like it since the beginning. People said that name is a prayer. My parents gave me a name which mean "good works" because they hope I'll excel in all things that I do. Carry a name as heavy as "WINNER" certainly means people expect them to be winners. ^^. And they really do.

As you might know from my previous blog post, I'm in love with Winner and right now trying to make articles that can show you why I love this group so much. This time, I want to present my compilation of "What does Winner mean for Winner?". I love their answers that show how mature they really are without being pretentious, while lively and still fun to read. Here we go!

Kim Jin Wo. Photo credit: Winner official facebook
Kim Jinwoo
WINNER is a name that helped me realize my dream that seemed unreachable. I am so grateful for the name, because my dream that seemed vague and that I didn't want to wake up from became real. I just hope that we can bear the weight of this crown of WINNER. - Winner 2014 S/S album -
WINNER is space. Many researchers study space, but as you dig deeper, you get more new information. It is a place with infinite potential. We want to become a group like that - YGlife -
Winner is a clean slate for me, so far  - PRIME 1theK - 

Lee Seung Hoon. Photo credit: Winner official facebook
Lee Seunghoon
The name carries a more significant value because we had to fight against Team B to get it. All the members have infinite potential in so many aspects, and I hope the name WINNER becomes a cultural icon, not just the name of an idol boy band. - Winner 2014 S/S album -
WINNER is tofu. The process of making tofu is time-consuming. There are soft ones and hard ones, and we also have many different sides to show. Tofu is also really versatile. WINNER is also like that, we went through a long period of training, and we want to produce music that is not too provocative but ‘soft’ and ‘approachable.’ ‘Familiarity’ is what we aim for rather than ‘dynamism - YGlife -
Winner is a crown to me  - PRIME 1theK -
Do you like the name WINNER?
“It may be a bit juvenile (everyone laugh) but it’s not sensitive about the trends, so we think it’s a great name.”  - Kpoplanet Interview -

Song Min Ho. Photo credit: Winner official facebook
Song Minho
The name is like a pair of new shoes. Shoes in which my swollen, bruised and injured feet from the tough journey can fit perfectly. With these shoes, my feet are as light as feathers. - Winner 2014 S/S album -
New pair of shoes? It's time to put them on and start running - PRIME 1theK - 
WINNER is rice paper roll. You can choose your own ingredients to make your own roll. I want to produce music that the listeners can choose and listen. Rice paper roll is made of fresh and healthy ingredients, and we want to create music like that - YGlife -

Kang Seung Yoon. Photo credit: Winner official facebook
Kang Seungyoon
It means "toddle". Until now I was moving my fingers, trying to flip and crawl everywhere. All these activities were necessary for me to stand on my two feet. With the help of the trustworthy members, staffers and the fans, WINNER is about to take its very first step. - Winner 2014 S/S album -
WINNER is a delicious cocktail. It is a mixture of many kinds of alcohol and beverages. Our cocktail will be a whole new one. The ingredients we have are so individualistic that the outcome will be something that no one has ever tasted before - YGlife -
At first, I said “What the heck is WINNER” but after we got it, I liked it. (laughs) In any situation, we can be winners. - Elle Korea interview - 
Do you like the name WINNER?
“We love it. There’s a popular belief about how singers’ fates follows their names. So WINNER is an excellent name.” - Kpoplanet Interview -

Nam Tae Hyun. Photo credit: Winner official facebook
Nam Taehyun
WINNER is number "0". 0 looks powerless and meaningless, but if you add a 0 to 100, it becomes 1000. If Nam Taehyun alone is 100, then WINNER's Nam Taehyun is 1000. - Winner 2014 S/S album -
WINNER is kimchi. Kimchi goes well with any food. It can also be used as an ingredient to cook something. Like SEUNGHOON said, we want to approach the audience with music that has diverse charms - YGlife -
All
What is "real winner" for you?
A person who lives a happy life. It’s not important to have lots of money or no money in life. WINNERs are those who do what they want to do and are happy in the moment. We are like that. We think we are living as winners because a group called “WINNER” exists now.
They're really interesting. >///<. So, Inner Circle, What does Winner mean for you?

Quote from interview is credit to With Winner and YG Winner.

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies (Review)

I'm really looking forward for this movie as it is the last movie from The Hobbit trilogy. If you don't know, I'm a huge fan of Martin Freeman and can't wait to see his acting again. So, without too many chit chat, let me tell you my opinion!


The Great
Martin Freeman as Bilbo and Richard Armitage as Thorin are the most precious things from this movie.They gave the most stirring performance in this film that worth your ticket money. All my favorite scenes from this movie are always about their beautiful friendship and interaction.

The Good
As expected, the battle scenes looks extravagant with lots of violence.
Lee Pace as Thranduil.
Ryan Gage as Alfrid creates many laughters.
All cast give good performance for their respective roles but they were given more stunt than lines so let's just say that they're underused.

The Bad
As you can see from my Desolation of Smaug review, I hate the added love story between Thauriel and Kili. It's so fake, unconvincing and empty, I cringe everytime I saw their scenes on the screen. 

My verdict: 
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies is not magical, but it's still an entertaining movie. Some of the scenes might pissed off fan of the original book (for example, me ^^), but overall I still recommend you to watch it.

Big Hero 6 (Review)

Lately, Disney's animation never fall shorts of my expectation. After Wreck-it Ralph and Frozen, here comes Big Hero 6, a production of Disney with characters from Marvel. I never think that there's a movie that could challenge How to Train Your Dragon 2 as my favorite animation movie this year. This movie is so cute and I always have a soft spot for story about sibling love and friendship.


Big Hero 6 is a funny and heartwarming story about Hiro Hamada, a genius, and Baymax, an inflatable medical robot, which a little bit resemble relationship between Hiccup and Toothless. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called "Big Hero 6."

Overall, this movie is good. Don't expect complicated story because it's straight and simple, I could predict the ending ^^. I honestly think it will be more interesting if the big bad guy is none other than Hiro's brother. But well, if it's like that, this story will become dark, complicated, and maybe become a not child-friendly story. He he he. Don't worry, the relationship between Hiro and Baymax is so heartwarming, so I will say you got your money's worth for seeing this movie. I recommend it for anybody, especially animation lover. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Review)

Yeah. I know, I know. I'm a lazy piece of nothing. I shut down myself from write anything in the past 2 months. I'm sorry. I'm busy hiding in my shell to defend myself from harm inflicted to me from outside world. There's no one missing me out there, right? *I'm act like there's someone following my blog posts and miss my updates where in fact, no one does ^^ *start to play "Missing" from Evanescence. Ha ha ha. Anyway, I hate being lazy. It made me gain weight >.<.

I've watched Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends about 2 months ago but only managed to post this today. without many chit chat, here are what I think about this movie!


Great
Of course the fighting scenes!!!

Good
Masaharu Fukuyama as Kenshin's teacher, Hiko Seijuro. 

Bad
I don't get carried away by the drama here.

Honestly, I'm a little bit disappointed. Maybe it's because my expectation is too high as you could read on my previous post about Kyoto Inferno. Many people said this movie is epic. Well, it's fighting scenes are indeed epic but the emotion is lacking. It's still a good movie though. It's a must for people who love Rurouni Kenshin and have watched the previous movies.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hasil Pengawasan Kosmetika Mengandung Bahan yang Dilarang per Tahun 2014

Siaran pers ini telah dilakukan hari ini, 19 Desember 2014. Hanya sekedar share saja supaya banyak yang mengetahuinya ^^. Hasil pengawasan Badan POM selama tahun 2014 diidentifikasi 68 kosmetika mengandung bahan berbahaya, terdiri dari 32 kosmetika luar negeri dan 36 kosmetika dalam negeri.  Untuk itu Badan POM mengeluarkan peringatan publik/public warning  dengan tujuan agar masyarakat tidak menggunakan kosmetika tersebut karena dapat membahayakan kesehatan. Kosmetika dalam lampiran peringatan publik/public warningtersebut terdiri dari 37 kosmetika tidak ternotifikasi dan 31 memiliki nomor notifikasi yang telah dibatalkan.

Jika diihat dari  jumlah produk yang disampling selama 5 tahun terakhir, temuan kosmetika yang mengandung bahan berbahaya/dilarang cenderung  menurun dari 0,86%  menjadi 0,48% (2010-2013)  dan meningkat kembali menjadi 0,99% (bulan Desember di tahun 2014).

Berikut daftarnya:


















Siaran Pers lengkapnya dapat dibaca di situs resmi Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan beserta lampiran lengkapnya.

Hal yang Perlu Diperhatikan pada Penggunaan Pewarna Rambut

Melanjutkan postingan di blogku tentang pewarna rambut, berikut hal-hal yang perlu diperhatikan dalam penggunaannya:
  • Baca dan ikuti petunjuk penggunaan yang tertera pada kemasan. Perhatikan semua peringatan yang tercantum.
  • Pewarna rambut dapat menyebabkan reaksi alergi yang parah. Lakukan tes kepekaan kulit sebelum mewarnai rambut. Petunjuk tentang cara melakukan tes ini tercantum pada kemasan pewarna rambut yang dibeli konsumen. Secara umum, cara melakukan tes kepekaan adalah sebagai berikut:
1.    Bersihkan kulit selebar 1 cm2 persegi di belakang telinga atau bagian dalam siku.
2.    Siapkan sedikit campuran yang telah tercampur dari sediaan pewarna dan developer pada sebuah wadah yang tidak terbuat dari bahan metal/besi. 
Penyiapan campuran pewarna rambut. Ambil sedikit campuran menggunakan cotton bud
Segera tutup sediaan pewarna rambut agar isinya tetap dalam keadaan baik. Jangan lupa selalu gunakan sarung tangan untuk melindungi dari  pewarna rambut
3.    Oleskan sedikit campuran pada daerah tes. Biarkan selama 1-2 hari, jangan ditutup atau dihilangkan.
Oleskan sedikit campuran menggunakan cotton bud.
4.    Setelah 1-2 hari, bersihkan area tersebut dengan air dan sabun.

5.    Jika tidak ada iritasi, kemerahan atau bengkak yang terlihat, maka dapat diasumsikan pewarna rambut tersebut tidak menimbulkan alergi. 
Setelah 1-2 hari, perhatikan area yang dites apakah timbul tanda-tanda alergi
6.    Jika mengalami ruam, gatal, kemerahan atau bentuk reaksi alergi lainnya, jangan gunakan pewarna rambut tersebut.

7.    Tes harus dilakukan setiap kali akan mewarnai rambut.
  • Risiko alergi dapat meningkat apabila pernah menggunakan tato "black henna" temporer.
Para-phenylenediamine (PPD) merupakan salah satu bahan pewarna rambut yang jarang menimbulkan alergi jika digunakan sesuai aturan. Namun PPD terkadang ditambahkan pada tato kulit temporer seperti tato “black henna” yang jika digunakan pada kulit dapat menimbulkan reaksi alergi yang parah. Sensitisasi terhadap PPD akibat penggunaan tato “black henna” dapat menimbulkan sensitisasi terhadap pewarna rambut lainnya.
Reaksi alergi akibat tato "Black Henna"

§  Pewarna rambut tidak boleh digunakan pada anak usia di bawah 16 tahun.
§  Penyiapan campuran (pewarna dan krim developer) harus sesuai dengan yang tercantum pada kemasan/label/brosur.
§  Jangan lupa menggunakan sarung tangan.
§  Gunakan sesuai dengan waktu yang dianjurkan pada petunjuk pemakaian. Jangan biarkan pewarna rambut menempel lebih lama.
§  Jangan mewarnai rambut, jika:
-        ada kemerahan/ruam pada wajah
-        kulit kepala yang sensitif, iritasi dan luka
-        pernah mengalami reaksi yang tidak diinginkan setelah mewarnai rambut (misal gatal, rasa terbakar, dan sebagainya).
§  Pewarna rambut sebaiknya tidak digunakan untuk mewarnai alis atau bulu mata karena dapat melukai mata, bahkan bisa menyebabkan kebutaan. Pewarnaan bulu mata dan alis hanya boleh dilakukan oleh tenaga profesional.
§  Jauhkan pewarna rambut dari jangkauan anak-anak. 

Jika terjadi efek yang tidak diinginkan akibat penggunaan pewarna rambut:
§  Hentikan pemakaian.
§  Jika setelah pemakaian dihentikan masih terdapat efek yang tidak diinginkan atau reaksi alergi yang parah, segeralah berkonsultasi ke dokter.
§  Laporkan efek tidak diinginkan yang dialami ke Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan melalui:
Contact Center Halo BPOM (021) 1500533
SMS : 081.21.9999.533
Email :
halobpom@pom.go.id

Informasi tentang peraturan terkait kosmetika dapat diakses di website resmi Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan: http://jdih.pom.go.id
Masyarakat juga dapat mengecek legalitas kosmetika pada website Notifikasi Kosmetika Badan Pengawas Obat dan Makanan: http://notifkos.pom.go.id/bpom-notifikasi/product_list.php

As usual, semoga informasi ini bermanfaat ^^

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (Review)

I watched this movie 1 month ago but only manage to post this today as I have some issues with my life. As I ever said in my previous post, Takeru Satou is my favorite Japanese actor and Rurouni Kenshin is one of my favorite Japanese manga. So, I might really biased in my opinion. You have been warned^^. Ke ke ke.

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno is the 2nd movie from Rurouni Kenshin live action trilogy. I love the first movie. But I can't help to think that non-reader or non-viewer of the original manga and anime don't have equal footing with the original fans. Being the 2nd part movie of a trilogy is problematic because it neither had the advantage of starting the story nor finish it. So it generally become the weakest in the trilogy. But it's not the case with this movie. You can watch it even if you haven't watch the first one or have no knowledge about this story before, because there's a plenty of flashback scenes. But you certainly have to watch the 3rd movie, The Legend Ends, because Kyoto Inferno's ending is rather awkward.


Okay. First, let's talk about what I like from this movie.

Great
As expected, the fighting scenes are great and exhilarating. Gosh...

Good

Takeru Satou. No need to explain why.

Comic relief from Sanosuke Sagara. Everytime Sano on the screen, everyone in the theater are laughing. And his bickering with Megumi. I love that it is hinted in this movie that Megumi indeed have some feelings for Sano.

Seta Soujiro. Ryunosuke Kamiki is perfect for the role.

Saito Hajime. One of my favorite characters in the manga that shine in this movie.

Hiko Seijuro. I nearly scream when they showed Masaharu Fukuyama on screen. I'm looking forward his acting as Kenshin's teacher here.

Bad

The way they abruptly introduce Aoshi Shinomori.

Maybe I'm a cold person, but the scene where that one boy crying because Shishio killed his parent and brother just not move my heart or make me sad. But maybe it's just because the acting and the set up. I remember crying hard while watching the opening scene of Guardians of the Galaxy (where child Peter Quill weep because his mother died).

Overall, this movie is superb. I love it so much that I watch it twice a day. He he he. Japanese fans said that Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend End is 100 x better than this movie. Wow!! I'm really excited to see the last part of this trilogy!!! It will be screened in Blitzmegaplex, starting from 22 October 2014. I can hardly wait!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Winner - 1theK "PRIME" video download (english subtitle)

I love Winner and this time I want to share their performance in PRIME, 1theK's new original program in which we can enjoy artist's performances, interview and even fan meeting within 4 episodes. I would like to say thank you for whoever had this idea to feature them on this program, owing to the fact that they hadn't appear on any radio show or variety program on TV after they debuted. As people who familliar with how YG handle things, I understand that Yang Hyun Suk sajangnim normally wouldn't let them appear that much. But still, I've been craving to see them more >///<. So, here are those 4 episodes from PRIME.
Ep. 1. "Color Ring" live acoustic performance
  

I love this performance but it's too short I end up want them to sing the entire song.

To watch it with English subtitle on Youtube link above, simply click the CC option. You can download it here:
Winner - PRIME ep. 1      Filetype: mp4     Dimension: 640 x 360 pixels         Size: 7 MB
English Subtitle                  Filetype: smi                                                          Size: 3 KB

Ep. 2 "Empty" performance


This performance really feels like a new MV for "Empty" with dance choreography. Love it.

To watch it with English subtitle on Youtube link above, simply click the CC option. You can download it here:
Winner - PRIME ep. 2      Filetype: mp4     Dimension: 854 x 480 pixels         Size:  35 MB
English Subtitle                  Filetype: smi                                                          Size: 6 KB


Ep. 3 Winner Profile

Aigoo. They're really adorable here. I love how they're so serious on stage but goofy and dorky off stage.

To watch it with English subtitle on Youtube link above, simply click the CC option. You can download it here:
Winner - PRIME ep. 3      Filetype: mp4     Dimension: 854 x 480 pixels         Size:  21 MB
English Subtitle                  Filetype: smi                                                           Size: 19 KB


Ep.4 Fan Meeting


This video is a sneak peek at Winner fan meeting with 99 lucky fans. After watching this, INNER CIRCLEs must be craving to see Winner or at least Seung Hoon in a variety show. He's so funny. ^^.

To watch it with English subtitle on Youtube link above, simply click the CC option.

Mino's drawing of Jinwoo. I see no difference (laugh)

A boy in the left side of this picture is either a fanboy or a boy accompany his girlfriend to Winner fan meeting

There's a high touch event in this fan meeting.
You can download the video here:
Winner - PRIME ep. 4      Filetype: mp4     Dimension: 854 x 480 pixels         Size:  51 MB
English Subtitle                  Filetype: smi                                                           Size: 34 KB

I hope you like it! Happy watching!

Notes:
The subtitle only work with KMPlayer or VLC media player. It is also work in android smartphone and tablet, but sometimes it can not appear perfectly. It doesn't work in Quick Time Player or Windows Media Player. I recommend you to view it using KMPlayer.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Who is Next: WIN (English subtitle) Episode 11 (Special Behind Story)

This is the behind story of WIN Final Battle. It's touching. The highlight here? You could see how Bobby got infatuated by pretty Tae Hyun. Ha ha ha. Song Danah (Song Minho's sister) was also adorable here.


Episode 11
Size 184 Mb
Resolution 640 x 360

English and Japanese Subtitle
Size 105 kB

Notes:
The subtitle only work with KMPlayer or VLC media player. It is also work in android smartphone and tablet, but sometimes it can not appear perfectly. It doesn't work in Quick Time Player or Windows Media Player. I recommend you to view it using KMPlayer. Don't forget to select English as subtitle in setting because this sub have 2 language.

You can also download other episodes here:
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
Episode 9
Episode 10

Happy watching!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Who is Next: WIN (English subtitle) Episode 10

This is the final battle in which Team A finally become the Winner. Team B performance is also good. Their song, Climax is actually good. But despite so many people praise B.I for his rap verse in Climax (Kang Seung Yoon even brought to tears by the lyrics), I simply think his voice in this song is annoying (Sorry, B.I fans >.<).



Episode 10 part 1
Size 276 Mb
Resolution

English and Japanese Subtitle
Size 180 kB

Episode 10 part 2
Size 174 Mb
Resolution

English and Japanese Subtitle
Size 136 kB

Notes:
The subtitle only work with KMPlayer or VLC media player. It is also work in android smartphone and tablet, but sometimes it can not appear perfectly. It doesn't work in Quick Time Player or Windows Media Player. I recommend you to view it using KMPlayer. Don't forget to select English as subtitle in setting because this sub have 2 language.

You can also download other episodes here:
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
Episode 9
Episode 11

Happy watching!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Who is Next: WIN (English subtitle) Episode 9

In this episode, you could see the preparation of Team A and Team B for their 3rd Battle. You could also see the high touch event between the 11 YG trainees and their fans.


Episode 9
Size 174 Mb
Resolution 640 x 360

English and Japanese Subtitle
Size 155 kB

Notes:
The subtitle only work with KMPlayer or VLC media player. It is also work in android smartphone and tablet, but sometimes it can not appear perfectly. It doesn't work in Quick Time Player or Windows Media Player. I recommend you to view it using KMPlayer. Don't forget to select English as subtitle in setting because this sub have 2 language.

You can also download other episodes here:
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
Episode 10
Episode 11

Happy watching!

Guardians of the Galaxy (Review)

I've already said it numerous times before. But in case you never read my previous blog posts, let me state it again. Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the movies that I desperately want to see this year. I've watched all the trailers, monitored the news, searched information, and became infatuated with its Director, James Gunn. >///<. Ha ha ha. Now that I'm finally watched the movie, did it live up to my high expectation? Read my review below!


Overall, I really like this movie. The music is great. The visual is great. The acting is good. The story is simple but interaction between the characters make it interesting. I love the dynamic when Star-Lord, Rocket, Groot, and Gamora first meet and try to catch each other. I also love the third act. Really hilarious. He he he. But honestly, I think James Gunn could be more creative in creating this Marvel Cosmic universe. Particularly the design of the inhabitants. I also had issue with the pace of this movie. It's too fast, I end up want this movie to be longer. It's a little bit overstuffed for a 2 hour movie so I wish there were more backstory. In the end, I recommend you to watch it in the cinema. Have you seen it? Comment below and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Who is Next: WIN (English subtitle) Episode 8

This is also one of my favorite episode from WIN, especially because Smile Again become one of my favorite song all the time. This song's lyrics is so good.


Episode 8
Size 207 Mb
Resolution 640 x 340

English and Japanese Subtitle
Size 152 kB

Notes:
The subtitle only work with KMPlayer or VLC media player. It is also work in android smartphone and tablet, but sometimes it can not appear perfectly. It doesn't work in Quick Time Player or Windows Media Player. I recommend you to view it using KMPlayer. Don't forget to select English as subtitle in setting because this sub have 2 language.

You can also download other episodes here:
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 9
Episode 10
Episode 11

Happy watching!