Friday, March 27, 2009

Tea = Caffein = Wide awake = Kebablasan...

So, last night, I was hanging out with Bee's & Valtje's bff from The Netherlands, Citra (yay! finally) with her boyfriend too, Edwin.

We meet up at Starbucks LaPiazza, the time was almost 22.00, a-little-late-up-meeting, but it was fun. Citra looked so tired and drowsy, I think because she just took an almost 24 hour trip from the Netherlands to Jakarta *which mean includes buses, trains, walking-by-foot & airplanes*, no wonders...

When I met with Citra's boyfriend, dang! He' s like so tall, maybe around 190 cm, 6 feet tall! I have to looked up to him. I haven't got the chance to talk more with both of them, maybe today. Why's today? Bee & Val has planned a trip around Jakarta, from Grand Indonesia to around Kemang or Dharmawangsa, and maybe, I can have some chit-chat with the couple.

But, Citra & Edwin aren't the focus of this posting. The focus is the drink that I order at Starbucks, that leads to wide-awake , that leads to feeling sleepy-drowsy at the bus, that leads to "kebablasan".
What's "kebablasan"???

Pay attention to this.
So, I ordered my Tazo Earl Grey Tea, instead of iced tea, I ordered a hot tea. Now, the stupidity begin, I forgot to take the tea bag out from the mug, causing the tea to be so black-thick-kental-item-a-little-sour-bitter. Yuck!

Black tea contains caffeine, and caffeine can make you wide awake. I was awake until 3 o'clock in the morning! Bummer!

Wide awake at night, until 3 o'clock in the morning makes you lose some quality sleeping time. Losing some quality sleeping makes you feel sleepy-drowsy in the morning. Ugh..

Let's move on to the bus trip that I take to get to the office. Every morning, I have to take Transjakarta Busway to go to my office *that is in the Cideng area*. I take the Pulogadung-Rawabuaya route, so I can stop at the "RS Tarakan" shelter.

OK, I after I sat down in the bus, put my iPod plugs on, I started to take a little nap and apparently it took a little more than a little nap, I got overslept!
I missed my bus shelter.




Thank God, I leave early from home today, so I stil got the time take another bus from "Taman Anggrek" to "Tarakan" shelter. Thank God!

Moral story of today: "Don't drink black tea before you sleep, drink milk instead."


Mr. E feeling so sleepy right now, DAMN YOU TAZO EARL GREY TEA!!!

click here for wikipedia page about black tea,
here for wikipedia page about earl grey tea,
here for info about Starbuck's Tazo Earl Grey Black Tea


Monday, March 23, 2009

Gadget-Of-The-Day: Redesigned iPod Shuffle.

So, have you seen the new redesigned iPod Shuffle?

It's tiny, like a baby's peepee. Seriously.
click here to see full information.

Mr. E feels so small.



So, last night, I went to La Piazza, with my mum & my little sister, to watch my younger brother's band performance. When I asked, what his band performed for, he said that, "I don't know, who gives a damn, as long as I'm playing, I don't care what this performance for."
I was like, "What the f*ck???" I mean, for God sake, ask someone, or something. Yup, my brother was being an ignorant, once again.
Apparently, it was for some charity event that his campus hosted.

For your info, the band that performed wasn't my brother's original band, it was his KMK Praise & Worship band. Ok, they performed 3 songs: Heal The World, Rumah Kita and one-Christian-song-that-I-don't-remembered-cause-I-don't-listened-to-them.

The performance was good, maybe because it was for charity & there are no press
ure to impress someone, like judges for some band-competition. *My brother plays the drum, FYI*

From what I can see, my brother got the talent and the willingness to be in a successful band. He is so determined to be BIG in the future. He's been practicing like A LOT, reading-watching-and-learning-in-every-possible-way you can imagine.

Best of luck for my brother
and his yet-to-be-famous-band-named-The SYLLABUS.

Mr. E is rooting for them, even though after listening to their song-which-is-kinda-lame-but-needs-to-be-supported-and-still-needs-A-HELLUVA-of-practice,




Friday, March 20, 2009

Quote-Of-The-Day: Meredith Grey - Grey's Anatomy

"Maybe we're not supposed to be happy. Maybe gratitude has nothing to do with joy. Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes simply to be human. Maybe we're thankful for the familiar things we know. And maybe we're thankful for the things we'll never know. At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate."

-Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey in Grey's Anatomy-



So, for the last couple of days, I've been feeling tired; so tired, I just want to take some pills, and go to bed, hoping tomorrow I'll be waking up fresh, but wake up the next day, but still feeling tired.

I don't know what happened.

This tiresome for no reason is starting to eating me up, I mean, what's wrong with me?

Am I depressed?

Or I'm having some thoughts-or-dreams, deep down in my sub-conscious, that I don't realize, and it starting eat-up on me?
I don't know.

But, I'm not having those sleeping deprived problems, insomniac thing, or panic attacks, just feeling an overbearing tiresome.

Maybe because I don't have anything to live up for, don't have thing that I excited anymore, my life became this boring pop song, that people sing-a-long-everyday, and suddenly nobody cares anymore.

It's like, what's the point of waking up tomorrow morning.
Even in the weekends, I don't feel any excitement, even though I've planned something with my friends this, somehow I just want to go home, and take another long-deep-sleep.

But remember, this is NOT SUICIDAL MODE, I repeat, far-far-far-from suicidal, it's just feeling tired.

Mr. E *yawwwnn...* is bored, sleepy, complaining-a-lot, being an-ungrateful-son-of-a-b*tch, and still feeling tired-for-no-reason.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Quote-Of-The-Day: Dr. Albert Manning - i, Robot

"There have always been ghosts in the machine.
Random segments of code, that have grouped together to form unexpected protocols.
Unanticipated, these free radicals engender questions of free will, creativity, and even the nature of what we might call the soul.
Why is it that when some robots are left in darkness, they will seek out the light?
Why is it that when robots are stored in an empty space, they will group together, rather than stand alone?
How do we explain this behavior?
Random segments of code?
Or is it something more?
When does a perceptual schematic become consciousness?
When does a difference engine become the search for truth?
When does a personality simulation become the bitter mote... of a soul.

-James Cromwell as Dr. Albert Lanning in I, Robot-


Pink is the new Black???

So, today, I'm changing the color of my blog,
green = blue = and now, PINK...
Yes, PINK...
Just sue me...


Terasi & Rujak = Migrain

So, tadi siang-menjelang-sore, tiba-tiba di ruangan kantor gue tercium suatu bau yang unik & khas Indonesia, tahukah anda bau apa itu? TERASI... *kecele ya, pasti pada beripikir, itu bau pete-jengkol-ato-durian, huehehehehe...*

Dari bau-terasi-di-dalam-ruangan-berAC-dijamin-aneh-aneh-sriwing-sriwing-gimana-gitu, tiba-tiba, gue langsung sakit kepala, yup, the migrain mode is ON!
Ugh, sangat tidak tepat, migrain di siang-menjelang-sore, a bit turn-off (apa sih???). Dasar penciuman terlalu sensitif, cuma bau terasi sedikit, langsung terpicu migrain gue, semprul!

Tiba-tiba si SeRangga, mencetuskan ide yang cukup brilian, "NGERUJAK YUK!!!"

Yoi cuy!!!!!!
Dengan hanya mengumpulkan uang Rp. 1000 - Rp. 3000 per orang, kita bisa menikmati rujak, buah-buahan yang dipotong-potong dan dinikmati dengan saos-kacang-gula-merah-dan-yang-pastinya-TERASI!
*peserta makan rujak ini ada 5 orang, termasuk gue...*

Sial, lagi migrain, makan rujak dengan terasi, dijamin tambah nyut-nyut-nyut....

*eh, tapi rujaknya enak lho, agak sedikit pedas, tapi bisa ditolerir...*

Mr. E is enjoying the rujak with some friends now,
Want some?