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 ^^

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ocean Dream Samudra

Yesterday, I went to Ocean Dream Samudra, one of the attractions in Taman Impian Jaya Ancol. My original plan was to go to Ocean Ecopark. But the weather condition shows there's a chance of rainfall. Ocean Ecopark is an open park while the shows in Ocean Dream Samudra is held in closed auditorium. That's why I decide me and my sister better go to this place.

There are 6 kind of performances in Ocean Dream Samudra, as follow:


  1. Variety Animal Show
  2. Sea Lion Show
  3. Dolphin Show
  4. 4D Cinema
  5. Underwater Theater
  6. Water Stuntman Show (Scorpion Pirates)
Here are some pictures that I took yesterday:


Variety Animal Show by Makaw bird

Variety Animal Show by Sun Bear


Sea Lion Show


Place for Dolphin Show. Right after I took this picture, my smartphone have low battery hence I couldn't take picture anymore
Overall, I couldn't enjoy the shows because I was busy thinking about the animals in these shows. Whether their welfare are guaranteed, whether they are starved before the show, whether they are tired for performing several times a day. I really hope that these are not the case because the shows in Ocean Dream Samudra itself promoted environment awareness and love for those animals.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Gondola Ancol

This afternoon, me and my sister went to Taman Impian Jaya Ancol. It's so crowded!! Silly me, it's a holiday season so there are many traffic jams inside Ancol. Just to get inside we must give a lot of effort, including riding a super crowded Wara Wiri bus in dangerous position. Pyuhhh... We've already went to Dunia Fantasi and Sea World so we want to try other attractions. This time, we choose Gondola first then went to Ocean Dream Samudra later. My sister is a little bit afraid of height so she's a little scare when we ride the Gondola. Here are some pictures from our journey today:

Wara Wiri Bus route. It's a free Bus to explore Taman Impian Jaya Ancol..

The queue

The queue


The view from above. It's so crowded today

The view from above
Overall, I think the ticket price (Rp. 45.000) is too expensive for this experience. The view from above is not really pretty and the journey is too short, just around 10-15 minutes. But that's just my opinion.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Today's Rant: Stop Making Awful Movie Get Billions of Dollars

Okay. So they said that Transformer 4 have the biggest weekend opening in USA with more than 100 millions dollars. It's mind blowing considering how bad critics and fans dissed this movie. Don't get me wrong. I quite like the Transformers 1. Bumblebee is my favorite transformer and I really want it to be my future car. But I really hate Transformers 2. What's the point of making that movie actually? Thanks God I didn't watch it in the cinema because my friend said it's terrible. Even just lend it from my friend made me regret why I spent 2 hours of my life to watch that movie. In my humble opinion, Transformers 3 is so so. It's not as bad as the 2nd movie because the actions are cooler, but the story is like a "sinetron"or a soap opera. So, I decide to wait for my friend's opinion or review on the internet before I decide whether to watch the 4th movie. And after consideration, I decided I would pass it.

Back to my amusement of how Transformers 4 did really well in box-office despite the criticism. My mind is kind of blown that people queuing to see this movie. The same people who criticize the last transformer movie were there at the opening night in the front of the line. I observe that many people bitch and moan about all types of stuff, yet they are always in the center watching those movies that they dissed every time. For people who hate stuff so much, they spend a lot of time on articles and information concerning it.

Sometimes I think this so-called fan of the original franchise are just screaming idiots who think their opinion will matter to Hollywood executives. You want to know why those executives never listen to their opinion? Because they know that fans already sold by the materials in that movie hence always come to theater to watch it, even if you hate it. Why is this a surprise? Holywood's purpose is not to create entertainment for consumers, but to create money. End of it. Therefore, if you don't like the look or feel of a movie based on your favorite franchise, please spend your money elsewhere. Stop making it get billions of dollars.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Marvel's Movies Ranking (According to Me)

Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the movies that I desperately want to see this year. This movie has already create a commotion because they had announced the sequel even though the first movie is not released yet. Wow, they really have big confidence for this movie. It will be release on 1 August in USA, but unfortunately people in Indonesia will have to wait patiently because its release date here is 20 August. That's suck! >.<. But because this decision was made to gave priority to Indonesian movie, I think I just have to bear with it.

As I wait for Guardians of the Galaxy, I decide to spend my time ranking all the Marvel movies that I've watched. I never watch The Incredible Hulk, so that movie must be taken out from this list. Here we go!

8. Iron Man 2

 
I know why the story in this movie is necessary to the development of The Avengers but honestly I dislike it. I don't like both of the antagonists. That's being said, there are several elements that I like from this movie that I still find it watchable i.e Black Widow character (I love her), Tony and Pepper's first kiss, etc.

7. Thor: The Dark World

I already reviewed it here.


6. Captain America: The First Avenger

For me, this movie is a little bit flat. Especially in the beginning.

5. Thor



Loki is an interesting antagonist and there's a good character development for Thor.

4. Iron Man 3

I already reviewed it here

3. The Avengers


I bet many of you questions me why I put this movie as number 3 and not number 1. Honestly, The Avengers is a movie with a simple story and too many characters that turns out to be a good movie because of its great Director. It could be a disaster in the hand of wrong person. Honestly, I'm not thrilled enough when I watch this movie in the cinema because I don't think it offer anything new. I really like the acting and the dynamic between the protagonists though.    

2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

I already reviewed it here

1. Iron Man


I love Iron Man because it offer something fresh to superhero movie. While other superhero trying desperately to hide their identity, Tony Stark proclaim himself as Iron Man without denial. Ha ha ha. Tony stark itself is a really interesting character and Robert Downey Jr. portrayed him perfectly.

That's my list. Agree? Disagree? Comment below and let me know what you think about it.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Ragunan Zoo (Taman Margasatwa Ragunan)

I went to Ragunan Zoo with my sister just now. This is my third visit but my sister never go to a Zoo before. So I'm gladly accompany her to Ragunan Zoo to see the cute animals. It is cheap and quite a pretty place so it's no wonder that Ragunan Zoo is among the top tourism spot in Jakarta. Here are some pictures that I took there.

Pelican

Sri Lanka Leopard. This animal move with grace


Sri Lanka Leopard. This animal move with grace




Lion. This animal move with grace and so cute


Sumatra Tiger


























Overall, I really enjoy it. My sister enjoy it too. Well, even though it was really exhausted since we have to walk and Ragunan Zoo is really vast. You can hire a bike though. Have you ever go to Ragunan Zoo? What do you think about it?