Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Random-Things-of-the-Day: Creative Resignation Letter

Can I send this to my boss for a resignation letter?
Pretty please?
I would really like to see his face when I give him this.
LOL!!!

*courtesy of funnychest.com [link]*

Just a little something before my 1 year anniversary for working in this what-so-called-content-provider-company. I need a new work place with better payment, minus all those drama, stupid bureaucracy & those over-the-top administration-thingy.
Please, anyone, help? Please?

xoxo,

Monday, March 29, 2010

Starting a Family.

Yesteday, I went to the church, attending a Sunday Mass, it was Palm Sunday [link]. One more week before Easter. No, it's not about church that I want to write about, but it was about these young families that I saw. They just had babies, going to the church together; some of them taking care the babies by themselves, but some of the took their nannies or maids. The parents looked like those yuppie-young-urban-professional-type & have that even-though-I'm-young-I-can-do-this-family-thing-kind-of-look. Looking at them, especially their  cute-yet-sometimes-annoying-babies, kind of makes me happy, or put a nice smiley face.

Deep down inside, I kind of want that, you know. To start a family, juggling between job & home, have a kid or two, taking care of them, had a passionate love-life with the wife, Oh, it's going to be hell, I know, but I guess, that is what you called life, or maybe that's what everybody told me. I mean, what do you want in life? You were born, went to school, graduated, find a job, being good & successful at it, taking care your parents & start your own family, and die rich & happy. Ah, you wish that it could be that good, plain & simple but it's not. Life sometimes just so f*cked up & you wish that you're dead.

Right now, I'm 26 going on 27, still naive, self-centered & selfish, not to mention, childish. Single-available-and-sometimes-desperate-for-attention, confused & maybe still uncomfortable with his own body image & sexuality, had a not-so-decent-job & still trying a new one, the one that you can call a career & actually making money out of it, and still figuring out what I want, the reason why I'm here, where am I at in this what-so-called-f*cked up world. These are NOT qualities for a family man, even so, not so much for a husband material. How can I possibly become a father to a child when I still act like one?

A few years back, just a couple of months before my father passed away, I was doing a foot rub/massaging his feet. He always liked it. We always had something to talked about at that time, just  one of those some small talk session. At that day, suddenly he talked about me getting married. He said, when the time comes for you to get married, he wished that I found the one & it had to be a one time only, if you're not ready, don't get married. Don't ever say you're ready to commit just because everybody was pushing you, or maybe just because it was the right thing to do & he hoped that I didn't get married because I made some girl pregnant. He wished that I found a WOMAN *a real woman, not a man or transgendered or anything, a woman with real anatomy* & has the same religion, preferably Catholic. Race is up to  me is up to me, as long she can fit-in with the family. She has to be a nice woman, smart, loving, caring, not just to you, but also to the family. One more thing, I can tolerate differences but your mom, not so much. You have to find that special person who can "connect" with her. Thank you dad, for setting the standard so high.

Apparently, this was the last conversation that we had for a long time. Months after that, he got sick really bad, and then I lost him. It breaks my heart every time I remember this & also, seeing those young families breaks my heart even more because he really wanted to see me like that. I want to give it to you dad, but if really know son, it's not that simple & even so, maybe almost impossible. I wish I can make you proud.

Am I ready get married or I can say starting a family? Have a wife & kids with a house & an amazing job?
I really don't know the answer for that.
But the time is ticking & the pressure just keeps on hitting me in the head.

You & your crazy talk .mister.dison., just stop it, it's annoying.

xoxo,

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Random-Picture-of-the-Day: If Websites Were People, What Would They Look Like?

Have you guys imagine what are your favorite websites looked like if they are actual people?
I actually think about that for quite some time, so in this lazy Saturday afternoon, I googled it, "if websites are people", and there is one image that pop & it was all over the web with different quality.


I honestly don't know who was the artist behind this image. But, let's give him a salute for being spot on to the characteristic. Even though I don't really agree about the Wikipedia guy, but it's OK though.

xoxo,

Saturday, March 20, 2010

JoJoBa event: Rend Muliady's B-Day Dinner @ Yuraku Buffett - Kelapa Gading

Akhirnya, JoJoBa FISIP UPH 2002 bisa kembali berkumpul! Kali ini untuk memperingati ulang tahun salah satu member-nya, Rendy Muliady atau yang lebih sering dikenal dengan Penju. Sebenarnya ulang tahun Penju sendiri jatuh pada tanggal 1 Maret kemarin, tapi baru hari ini, tanggal 20 Maret, semua anggota bisa berkumpul, walaupun kekurangan beberapa anggota tapi the show must go on. *yeah!*

Kali ini, acara temu-kangen JoJoBa diadakan di:
Yuraku Buffett - All You Can Eat Restaurant
Jl. Bulevar Barat Kelapa Gading, Ruko Inkopal, Blok C No. 23 - 25
Kelapa Gading - Jakarta Utara

 413040163
*courtesy of Kapan Lagi dot com*

Peserta JoJoBa yang hadir kali ini adalah Penju/Rendy Muliady *si-empunya-hajatan-ini* & Levy *pacar Penju yang kebetulan adalah saudara kembar salah satu anggota, Ledy*, Ika Tjoeng & Cay-Cay-Hartoyo, Sherly, Yatty & IsKwee dan .mister.dison. sendiri. Christine tidak bisa hadir dikarenakan adanya acara keluarga. So-Tessa-Meike, di luar negeri.

Seharusnya, acara diadakan di Samudera Suki Mal Taman Anggrek, tapi ketika mendapatkan informasi bahwa restaurant tersebut sudah tutup, Penju memutuskan untuk memindahkan venue ke Kelapa Gading. Yeah! Keuntungan buat saya, kemalangan buat yang lain.

So, just enjoy this delicious photo session with a very bad Nokia E63 camera phone. Kualitas gambarnya benar-benar-benar *sampai 3x* BURUK. Catatan buat diri sendiri, BELI KAMERA DIGITAL! Anyways, akan ada beberapa foto-foto tambahan lagi, ditunggu kiriman dari Ms. Lingsm. Kalau yang ini, secara menggunakan kamera digital, dijamin hasil memuaskan.

*Poladroid session with mixed fruit soup!*

Berikut, gambar makanan yang berhasil terekam, sushi-sushi-an & shabu-shabu, yang menurut Ms. Ledyanti, "Ini kok ga mendidih-didih ya? Udah mateng apa belom sih?". Mene ke tehe Leh! Langsung dicomot aja lah, palingan sakit perut. LOL!

*Sushi & Shabu-shabu berisi bakso & sayur-sayuran...*

*Cay-Cay-Hartoyo-tidak-terlihat-di-foto-tapi-dia-duduk-disebelah-Ika, Levy & Penju. Bad quality & bad candid pictures...*
*Yatty & Sherly, menikmati makanan mereka, enak ya?*

Ada kebodohan yang gue lakukan & korban kali ini adalah Sherly. Hal pertama yang gue katakan kepada dia adalah "Eh, Sher, lo kena cacar ya?" karena melihat mukanya yang penuh bercak-bercak merah yang awalnya gue pikir memang cacar. 
*PLAK!*  
BODOH! Rupanya Sherly sedang menjalani proses perawatan wajah, makanya muka-nya  banyak merah-merah, ITU JERAWAT RUPANYA. Ya olo Sherly, maafkan diriku. Hahahaha!

*Sherly & Ledy, kualitas foto-nya sangat buruk, maafkan saya....*

Ledy sekarang punya 2 hal baru. Pertama, menenteng tas Gucci edisi Valentine, seri Joy Medium Boston, hadiah dari sang tunangan, Su-Su-Bandy. Tasnya bagus ya?Kamu beruntung ya? Saya juga mau dong dioleh-olehi tas. Haha! *ngarep-bgt-dot-com*

 http://gucci-review.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/guccimediumjoybostonbagforvalentinesday.jpg
*courtesy of Gucci reviews*
Yang kedua, dia sekarang senang kali menampar-nampar-memegang-menyentuh buah dada .mister.dison. PLEASE DONG LEDYANTIIII!!!! Lalu, berikut adalah sesi foto perempuan-perempuan JoJoBa, sekali lagi, maaf, kualitas gambarnya buruk sekali. Terlalu grainy & blurry.

*Yatty, Levy, Sherly, Ika & Ledy*

Jam 10 malam, lebih sedikit, acara temu kangen JoJoBa harus diakhiri karena Ledy & Levy harus bekerja keesokan harinya. Padahal gue masih ingin ngobrol-ngobrol lagi, belum puas dengan sesi gossip-curcol-ga-jelas-nya. Ledy-Levy-Penju pulang ke Cibubur & Pamulang, Ika & Cay-Cay juga pulang. Yatty, IsKwee, Sherly & gue memutuskan untuk kembali melanjutkan ke La Piazza. Seperti biasa, kita ngopi-ngopi-lah-hay! Lumayan lho, kita bisa menikmati malam dengan duduk di sofa; suatu hal yang jarang sekali terjadi secara sofa di Starbucks itu selalu diduduki orang.

*Ms. Lingsm/Yatty & IsKwee, SOK IMUT!*
 *Polardroid session with Starbucks-cafe-misto*

Walaupun acara ini diakhiri dengan mipi-mipi *catatan: mipi = minum kopi* yang hanya dihadiri 3 anggota JoJoBa: Yatty-Sherly-.misted.dison., tapi gue sangat menikmati kebersamaan ini *bahasa lo cunnng!*. Kita bisa bersesi curhat-colongan dengan lebih intim *apa lagi ini....haiyya!*
I enjoyed this BIG TIME & wishing that Tessa, So & Meike could be here too, missed them so much! Lain kali, kita nangkring lagi bersama-sama ya teman-teman!

P.S: 


xoxo,

Sandra Monica: Homecoming, again. Photo-session-catching-up-gossiping-tremendous-time-together



So, last week, March 13th, 2010, one of my childhood friend, Sandra Monica, came home to Indonesia. Reason why she's home this time was to attend one of  her family's wedding. Her cousin or something. I don't really remember. LOL.

Anyways, a little information about this girl. Sandra & I, we were in the same school for almost 7 years *back then, she was called Monica, there's a story behind it, maybe another time lor*.We went to kindergarten & primary school together. After that we never see each other for almost 5 years & at the end of high school, we met again. 4-5 years later, she came home to Indonesia & we hang out again. Right now, Sandra is a 'TKW' in Australia, her main job is doing some-coding-thingy-for-some-company-that-I-can't-recall-what-its-name-I-think-I-never-asked-her-about-that. Haha!

*When I said Sandra is one of my friend from Kindergarten, I mean it, like seriously. This is the hard proof of it...*

Coming home to Indonesia means high school reunion! After making some arrangements on Facebook, Sandra decided to meet some of her old friends in La Piazza & she took my suggestion to had it in 
http://static-10.urbanesia.com/img/business/c/h/business-chatterbox-cafe.biz_logo.jpg
*whom I despise because the food was just so-so but pricey*.

The what-so-called-high-school-reunion started at around 4 or 5, but as usual, I'm being fashionably late & arrived ataround 5.30ish. LOL. What? I had to work & take a little nap first. Don't want to be drowsy during the-what-so-called-high-school-reunion.

Photo session at ChatterBox Cafe La Piazza. Take a look how whimsical I dress-up myself, green checkers shirt & a bow tie, bad choice of fashion. LOL.

*Anton, Leo, Sandra, Elma, mister.dison, Jessie, Santy, Elisa & Indra*
*Anton, Leo, Sandra, Elma, mister.dison, Jessie, Santy, Elisa & Indra - gosh, smile a bit man!*

Since I was so freaking-ly hungry, I ordered Kung Pao chicken with rice & an iced tea. It was around Rp. 50.000,- *without food & service tax, 15.5%*. Fak! I forgot to take a picture of it. OK, the plate was so big but the portion of the food was so little & it tasted so-so. Pricey-small-portion-tasted-so-so, BAD COMBINATION. I hated it.

*again with that quirky pose, stop it! lol.*

After we catched up & had some dinner at the pricey restaurant, we decided to move to another place. Next destination, Starbucks Coffee La Piazza. But, before that, let's take a little photo session, again. Haish.

*mister.dison, Elma, Sandra, Santy, WO (FAK, I HATE THIS GUY!), Elisa, Leo, Anton, Antony Betet & Indra-again, not with a smile..-____-"" *
*Santy, Elma, mister.dison, Sandra, WO (FAK, I HATE THIS GUY!), Evy, Elisa, Antony Betet, Leo & Anton*
*mister.dison, Elma, Sandra, Santy, WO (FAK, I HATE THIS GUY!), Elisa, Leo, Anton, Antony Betet & Indra-again, not with a smile, is it so hard for you to smile?*

Anyways, I just realized that my friends, they didn't have a very good fashion sense yah? No offense  but  I mean, jeans-t-shirt-&-sandals? You guys can dress yourself a little bit more lah. Wore shoes for God sake. Ok, maybe they need to have a little make-over or do a little fashion shopping.Those shirts & jeans, with sandals? Too laid-back. Thank God they didn't wore those fugly-what-so-called-silicone-based-sandals, C-to-the-effin'-ROCS. I will kill myself if they wore it.

http://taylorshocks.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/crocs-shoes-banned_49.jpg
*fugly-Crocs-sandals! YUCK!*

So, we ended the what-so-called-high-school-reunion with a little coffee in Starbucks La Piazza. Again, WO annoyed me a big time. *sigh* 
Why he always there everytime we had a small gathering between high-school-friends? Because he WAS in high school together. *d'uh! sigh...*

*Nico, Indra, .mister.dison, Antony Betet, Evy, Sandra, Elma, Leo & Elisa. Oh, there's the fak-in' guy again, WO, go away please, you're annoying...*

Anyways, I had a tremendous time with them, catching up with some gossip, laugh-a-lot & remembering those high-school days, it was pretty awesome, I think. I don't really enjoy my high school time though since I had to move between Manado & Jakarta.

End. Fin. Selesai. Yay!

xoxo,

Friday, March 19, 2010

Quote-of-the-Day: Calvin & Dale - Greek: Highway to the Discomfort Zone 'S01.E13'

Calvin: What is she doing with him? She must like guys with personality. 
Dale: I don't know. He doesn't look that hideous to me. 
Calvin: Oh! So you find him attractive? 
Dale: Well, his got good bone structure. 
Calvin: Wait! It all makes sense! 
Dale: What? 
Calvin: Oh, Dale. Have you ever thought that the reason you're trying to turn me straight is because, deep down inside, you might be gay? 
Dale: That's ridiculous... 
Calvin: Just look at the evidence: you don't have sex with women, you like to knit, you appreciate the male form... and I've seen you run, it's a little bit squishy. 
Dale: I don't like what you're implying! 

-a quote between Calvin Owens & Dale Kettlewell 
from ABC Family's Greek [link], Season 1, Episode 13: Highway to the Discomfort Zone-

xoxo,

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mixed-Tape-Playlist-ish: March 2010

So, March 2010's playlist will be a collection of women singer/songwriter. I found these women amazing because not only they can played their own instruments, they arrange the music, lyrics & the songs are actually good & very-radio-friendly. I primarily found their song as soundtracks in TV series; esp. Grey's Anatomy

For this month's playlist, I added not only with their album cover, but their Youtube video & official website to get a preview of their music. Enjoy.

Single Girls - Laura Jansen [link]
Album cover:
http://vox2.cdn.amiestreet.com/album-art/Single-Girls-by-Laura-Jansen_V6vCB1vbA4Ix_full.jpg
Video:

Gravity - Lucy Schwartz [link]
Album/single cover:
http://www.knoxroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Lucy-Schwartz-EP_Cover_1.jpg
Video:

Think of Me - Rosi Golan [link]
Album/single cover:
http://fortyfivepesos.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/the-gypsy-and-the-drifter.jpg
Video:

Charmed Life - Joy Williams & Trent Dabbs [link]
Album/single cover:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2642/3894437654_aa0a0c2364_o.jpg

Video:

The Story - Brandi Carlile [link]
Album/single cover:
http://image.lyricspond.com/image/b/artist-brandi-carlile/album-the-story/cd-cover.jpg
Video:

All The World - Correatown [link]
Album/single cover:
http://images.payplay.fm/c/o/correa3/600/correa3.jpg
Video:

Happier - A Fine Frenzy [link]
Album/single cover:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_WSQQuXJOJsE/SrD_gVzSmEI/AAAAAAAADJ4/86k5ymFKhEY/s400/a+fine+frenzy.bmp
Video:

Your Hands - JJ Heller [link]
Album/single cover:
http://images.payplay.fm/j/j/jjheller5/600/jjheller5.jpg
Video:

Everywhere I Go - Lissie [link]
Album/single cover:
http://tommyfox.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/lissie.jpg
Video:

From Where I'm Standing - Schuyler Fisk [link]
Album/single cover:
Video:


Bonus track: 
When I Go - Slow Club [link]
Album/single cover:
http://gettothefront.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/slow_club_yeah.jpg
Video:
I know, this song isn't from a women musicians, but I have to put it together along with  the others, check out the wonderful lyric, click here.

So, we have come to the end of my mixed-tape-playlist-ish for March 2010. If you guys need help with the song, just send me a message, I'll help you find the links. 
Toodles!

xoxo,