Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Almost Katy...

Just like Katy's new single "The One That Got Away"... This is exactly how I felt!!! I'm so sad I lost Katy's concert tickets just by seconds! Katy Perry is going to have her concert in Jakarta, Indonesia at January 19, 2012. The ticket box was only opened for one day at November 27, 2011 and it's already sold-out (just one day!!!)! Because I don't live in Jakarta, I'm counting on the online ticket system which was starting selling, today at 9 PM. I was so prepared. There were only 25 tickets of the seat that I wanted to buy. I clicked it as fast as I could... Then, after I click the continue button, I got a "Bad Gateway" message!!! I refreshed it in just seconds, and the tickets were sold out already! D*MN! I tried to buy the more expensive tickets, but it only took not more than 5 minutes to be sold out! I am so sad =( I really wanted to see Katy Perry in live because she's so damn good in singing and performing! And partly because I wanted to fulfill my 30B30 list. Katy is so good that her 5000 tickets were sold out only in a matter of minutes! Boy oh boy...

Well, that's all for now, there's nothing I could d0. I guess I just have to find another concert that I like or see Katy in Manila (?) Still deciding which one is better.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What's your favorite Christmas song?

It's time to dig in those Christmas songs =D
My top five favorite of all time are:

  • Christmas Through Your Eyes sang by Gloria Estefan

  • Sleigh Ride sang by Billy Gilman and Charlotte Church

  • Another Year Has Gone By sang by Celine Dion

  • Do You Hear What I Hear sang by Elmo and Rossie O'Donelle

  • Last, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.... I love all version of this song! And this is the dreamy Michael Buble version =D

So what's yours?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

November 27th is my Dad's birthday! We celebrated it by eating veggie food and watching The Adventures of Tintin. Tintin is one of my Dad's favorite comics. And it is so great seeing those comic books turn into live! Through out the whole movie, my Dad seriously thought that the characters where real humans! HAHAHA... Thanks to the wonderful art and computer world that now can make cartoon looked like real!

My Dad loves Tintin, Lucky Luke (his favorite of all), and all of that adventurous stories because he himself is an adventurous guy! Maybe it's because those comics and stories that he read through out his younger days. And I guess that's what he always encourages me to love since I was little: stories. I remembered when I was in the fourth grade and my school was being built, the fourth grades students goes to school at 12 PM, after the other kids got home because there ain't enough class rooms. It was fun for me because I could get up late! Sometimes, my Dad took me to watch the 9 PM theater. I remembered I always feel like a cool kid because I was the only kid in that theater hahaha...

My Dad was small village boy who dreamt to go out to the world. Then at the age of 19, he went to the big city to pursue his dream. After that, he made it by living in various countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hongkong, Australia, Vancouver, Philadelphia, and others that I can't remembered. He lived in each countries for about 3 months to two years. I still don't know how he did that! Actually, a part of me wanted that too... but I haven't find a way to do that. I hope someday I will have a great adventure like my Dad!

Well, this is the Tintin trailer:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Love Actually...

It's almost Christmas! YAY!
Last Wednesday, when I got up at 4 in the morning, rather than 7 a.m. like I usually do, I kinda thought that it would be a good idea to watch my favorite Christmas movie, Love Actually...
I always watch this movie near Christmas... And this is my favorite scene:

What's your favorite Christmas movie?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The day I bake a cake

One more thing on my 30 Before 30 that I did! YAY! I didn't have time to take pictures when I was making the cake because it was a hectic day, but this is how it turned-out after me and my mum decorated it. I'm so proud of what I did. I'm a person who loves handmade things. For special people, I always try to make handmade things for a gift...

Why did I want to bake a cake? Because I was born from a mother who make cakes! This is me somewhere in 1984. This was my mum's cake shop. It's called Nirmala. She sell snacks, drinks, and also make cakes. I remembered when I was little I got my own baking set that looked like real! I also remembered that I somehow had helped my mum making cookies… It's funny, because growing up, I never thought of learning or even wanting to bake cakes. I was busy with computers instead :P

Those happy memories of cakes and cookies made me want to learn how to bake a cake! And it will be a great thing to bake a cake for a special occasion: my cousin's wedding! To even top it, it's the 11-11-11 Wedding! I got this idea 2 weeks before the wedding. I imagined making a beauty white three tier cake with red flowers flowing down.

So on 10th November, I started my first lesson in baking a cake from my fabulous mother (love you Mum!). We only have a small oven, so it took quit a long time, but it's good for a first time learning because I make not only one, but four trays of cake. The first one, my mum help me by showing how it's done. There's some tricks that's not written in the book! Then I made the rest. All of the cakes turned out beautiful and it smelled so good too! I didn't burned or undercooked any… YAY! And it tasted great! Nice going on my first try. I will surely bake more cakes in the future… I loved it! I'm planning to buy my own oven next December =)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Quote of the month

November... getting near to the end of this year makes me totally mellow... And just like this quote says... avoiding things won't bring any peace (trust me!), specially avoiding how you are feeling from yourself... but... that was the exact thing that I do best. The result was, I became so much like Eeyore, so gloomy, gain TOO much weight, and even got a little insomnia. I considered this sad fact when I finally 'really' looked at myself in the mirror and not recognizing the girl in front of me... I've changed so much to the very wrong direction. I did knew it by heart, but never had the courage to do the opposite thing, so I turned to other things just to get through the day, the week, the month, and in the end, the year is almost over. I've come to a wake up call... I know I haven't have the courage yet to change whole thing around, but starting from yesterday, I have change little things. I try to sleep and wake up early and regularly, exercise 30 minutes in the morning, clean my living space bit by bit, start eating healthy food, chat with good ol' friends, and try to search little things that can make me happy. I trying to take things just in the pace that I can bare, and so far it feels good. I want to go back to the right track of being me again.

note: this picture is actually my photo from my very lovely visit to Tidung Island which I think is the right place for the word "peace".

Monday, November 7, 2011

Wedding Cake Preparation

11-11-11 is my cousin's wedding day!
With the help from my lovely mother, we're gonna make a wedding cake! YAY! It's my first time baking a cake and I want to make it special :) This is something I wish the cake would looked like or planned to looked like! Wish me luck! It's gonna be a busy week...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The day I was sick

I was planning to make a post about Halloween, but "something went terribly wrong" (quote from Ted Mosby - The Slutty Pumpkin episode hahaha…). First, my new Internet connection won't connect. It won't even work at all =( So here I am with a week with no connection. How did I get this post in my blog? Well, I have to go to the nearest Internet cafe to post it (note: in a rainy day).

Second thing, I got sick! Getting sick at work was not a good thing at all… but I got a traditional treatment: kerokan. I don’t know what language that is, but I guess it is Javaness. Kerokan is a traditional Indonesian treatment to cure sickness by using coin rubbing. I don’t really get the scientific approach, but after the coin-rubbing thing, our body gets warm, and it increased the blood flow near the skin surface. Look at the mark I go!

Well, I kinda looked like an abused victim LOL… So horrible! But I doesn’t hurt at all. I requested the most gentle rubbing because I’m not used to it. The sicker you are, the marks would be more red and just by a gentle rubbing, it will already leave a red mark. After a few hours, I’m getting better (it’s also because the soup, the medicine, and a little rest). So I guess that was my costume for this year Halloween =P