Sunday, April 18, 2010

In Memoriam.

Daniel Stylites Boen.

Born: 14.12.1955
Died: 18.04.2008

Grandfather. Father. Brother. Uncle. Best Friend. A True Family Man.
It's been 2 years since you left us but the memory of you will always live in our hearts.



xoxo,

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mixed-Tape-Playlist-ish: April 2010

So, April 2010's mixed-tape/playlist/song-collection are male-singer-song-writer & a few indie-folk-pop-rock-bands. I choose & picked 10 songs for your entertainment. Enjoy!

The Cave - Mumford & Sons [link]
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http://www.cluas.com/indie-music/Portals/0/Blog/Files/18/1233/sighnomore.jpg
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Open Road - Matthew Mayfield [link]
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http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61B6IVsOOeL._SL500_.jpg
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The Ladder - Andrew Belle [link]
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http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2802/4166128873_85f9f771a8_o.jpg
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Heaven - Brett Dennen [link]
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http://www.beatmag.it/assets/recensioni/cd_breet_dennen.jpg
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Bloodline - Matt Morris [link]
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http://mp3passion.net/uploads/posts/1264439596_matt_morris__when_everything_breaks_open_2010.jpg
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It's Not True - William Fitzsimmons [link]
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Golden Train - Justin Nozuka [link]
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d0/HollyJustinNozuka.jpg
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Rabbit - Matt Duke [link]
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http://archuletafanscene.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/mattduke.jpeg
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You Are The One - Matt Hires [link]
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http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51dOxRCUL6L._SL500_.jpg
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Let Me Out - Ben's Brother [link]
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http://photos.froggytest.com/d/8910-2/Beta+male+fairytales.jpg
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Anyways, if you couldn't find the songs, just let me know, I'll be happy to help you guys. :)
Just send me a message on the comment page, then we can work some things out.
Enjoy the songs & have a nice weekend!

xoxo,

Friday, April 16, 2010

Random Thing That Happened Last Night @ Pulomas Shelter.

Random thing last night!

Ok, so, I was just arrived at TransJa's Pulomas Shelter after a long bus ride from Harmoni. I looked like sh*t that time; sweating like a pig, messy hair, sneezing with watery eyes & nose *just got the influenza* & a massive headache. I looked miserable.

Then I walked to the 'tempat angkot mangkal' so that I can continue my what-so-called journey home. I walk pretty fast with my earphones on & Lykke Li's was playing on my iPod. It was a complete serene, I couldn't hear a thing, just me walking & music filled my head.
Suddenly, out of nowhere, there this guy that I-think-he-was-Middle-Eastern-ish-or-maybe-Arab-or-maybe-can-be-Italian-or-something-ish-I-didn't-know walked beside me. He try to asked me something, so I have to unplug my earphone & try to hear what he was saying.

Random Guy: Speak English? *with a big grin in his face*
I was being nice, so I try to help him.
.mister.dison.: Yes, I can speak English, can I help you with something?
Random Guy: Ooh, good. Do you live alone or with family?
.mister.dison.:  Hue? What? *I looked completely shocked, what's that supposed to mean?*
.mister.dison.: Ok, I'm sorry, but you're being inappropriate. *but yet, I answered his question, STUPID.*
.mister.dison.: I live with my family.*awkward part 1*
Random Guy: You're handsome. *still with a big grin...*
.mister.dison: GLEK! *awkward part 2, WHAT THE F*CK???*

Then he asked another question. I never had the chance to answer the previous question because I'm still shocked.
Random Guy: Are you single? No, are you gay?
.mister.dison.: WAKS! *awkward & shocked! WHAT THE HELL? WHAT THE F*CK? WHAT ON EARTH? WHATTTTT????*

So, because it was getting a wee-bit-weird & uncomfortable *a-wee-bit? NO!*, I answered him nicely.
.mister.dison.: Uumm... Thank you for the compliment, but I'm sorry, I'm not gay. *I still try to smile but in a complete shock & horror...*

After that, I murmur what-to-be-heard-as-goodbye, plug back my earphone & just walk, a little faster but still looked calm & cool. He still looked at me, smiled & having those weird-horny-face.
I walk towards the angkot & he take the ojeg. I don't looked back, even for a split second.

WHAT THE HELL?
WHAT THE F*CK?
WHAT JUST HAPPEND?
WHAT?
WHY?
HOW?
WAKKKKKKKSSS!!!!

That random guy was a complete-utter-creepy-&-scary. Seriously. 
I think *and Gogo thinks so too* that he's "interested" in me, in a sexual kind of way & maybe wanted to have sex with me. 
Straight forward!
-___-"" OMG-WTF-Gagaga...
That's why he asked if I'm single, live alone & happened to be gay.
-___-"" OMG-WTF-Gagaga...
It just creeps the hell out of me. 
If I can run at that time, I WILL RUN, AS FAST AS I CAN
But I keep my cool & just walk calmly.
Let's just hope I never meet the guy anymore, like ever. If I do meet him again, I will run. Seriously.
YIKESSSS!

PS. Can you describe the guy? Oh yeah, sure. He's tall, around 180ish, looked very middle-eastern-ish, with black curly hair & slightly brown eyes, scruffy looked *maybe he forgot to shaved* with a slightly build body. Wears a t-shirt & short pants, with some groceries in his hands.
Tall, dark & kind of good looking. Just like Gogo said. "Rawr...sexie!"
Ermmm... NOT!
Creepy, Yes, definitely!

xoxo,

Monday, April 12, 2010

Eks-MBX-MM: 2009-2010, Sebuah Tribute

So, April 2010.
Tidak terasa, gue sudah bekerja di perusahaan content provider bernama MBX-MM selama kurang lebih 1 tahun. OK, bukan kurang lebih, tapi memasuki bulan April ini, gue genap bekerja selama 1 tahun. Sebuah angka yang cukup lama mengingat *dulunya* gue hanya berencana untuk menjadikan perusahaan ini sebagai batu loncatan atau mencari pengalaman, dan bukan malah menjadi ikut terjun lebih dalam, belajar & merasakan yang namanya comfort zone di bisnis content provider.

Iya, sampai detik ini, ada beberapa panggilan kerja yang gue hadiri, tapi belum ada yang menemui kecocokan dengan gue. Entah mungkin interview yang gue lakukan kurang sesuai dengan ekspekstasi perusahaan, permintaan gaji yang cukup besar tapi masih dalam batas standar, dan atau memang pada dasarnya CV/resume yang gue kirimkan kurang memuaskan HRD-HRD perusahaan  tersebut? Tidak ada yang tahu alasannya. Gue saat ini berharap & berdoa agar ada 1 yang 'nyangkut', lalu gue akan dipanggil  untuk interview & lulus, psikotes & lulu lagi, baru  akhirnya gue bisa pindah dari MBX-MM ke tempat yang *gue harap* bisa jauh lebih baik.

Jadi, waktu melihat blog gue yang mulai sepi dari tulisan-tulisan baru lagi, gue putuskan agar malam ini gue membuat sebuah tribute/penghormatan kepada para eks-karyawan-bisa-disebut-pahlawan-pahlawan-tanpa-tanda-jasa-apa-sih-gajebo yang sudah menyerah dengan MBX-MM & memutuskan untuk pindah ke tempat kerja baru.

Marilah kita mengheningkan cipta untuk jasa-jasa para pahlawan yang sudah berjuang mati-matian di MBX-MM tapi akhirnya harus menerima kekalahannya & memilih untuk PINDAH KERJA KE TEMPAT LAIN.
*lebay-mode-on*

Mengheningkan cipta,
MULAI....
*lagu pengiring: Bad Romance - Lady Gaga, lho?*
*ga-ga-ga-o-la-la...*

Bang Togi & Ari Irawan, Juni 2009
Christian Ekananto, Juli 2009
Agnes Pramasurya, Agustus 2009

Rangga Aditya Riyadhi, Agustus 2009
Juan Bayu Chandra, Oktober 2009
Yatty Agustina, Desember 2009
Bestman Harefa, Februari 2010

Update:
Bobby Purnawarman, April 2010

Mengheningkan cipta,
SELESAI...

Walaupun pertemuan kita hanya sebentar tapi saya akan terus mengingat cipta, karya, karsa & jasa kalian selama bekerja di MBX-MM.
Kalau mereka semua sudah bisa menemukan tempat baru, kenapa gue belum-belum juga ya? Nasib!
LOL.

meltinyourmouth:

Introducing the new IQuit
*courtesy of .mister.dison., a tumblog page from mister dison, click here*

I need to quit this job. ASAP. *ungrateful s-o-b, go f*ck yourself lor!*

xoxo,

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sometimes, 
it's really uncomfortable talking to other people that you just know & then asking a little bit too much about yourself. 
I don't think asking with whom I'm sleeping with is appropriate. 
Seriously.

xoxo,

Monday, April 5, 2010

T-Shirt, Celana Pendek & Sandal Jepit: Gaya Sekarang Untuk ke Gereja.


Ya, memang, gue merasa terganggu dengan cara berpakaian seseorang ketika pergi gereja  Sudah tidak sopan, datang terlambat, dan tidak menghargai ibadah lagi, tertawa-tawa, sibuk bermain ponsel & lain sebagainya. Gue juga tidak suci-100%, karena sedang di dalam misa, sempat-sempatnya melihat orang lain & berkomentar tentang cara berpakaian mereka, dan itu bukan urusan gue. Tapi,  tetap saja, gue merasa terganggu saja melihat keadaan ini.

Hal mengenai cara berpakaian sudah menjadi sebuah pembicaraan dari dulu. Menurut pastor-pastor, untuk masuk ke dalam gereja, berpakaianlah yang rapi & sopan, tunjukkan rasa hormat, bukan pada diri sendiri, pada orang lain & khususnya Tuhan. Tapi dari hari ke hari, keadaan ini semakin menjadi-jadi. bukan ke arah yang lebih baik, tapi kurang baik *belum masuk kategoti buruk*. Untuk anak-anak ataupun remaja, masih bisalah kita toleransi sedikit, tapi kalau orang dewasanya pun berpakaian seperti itu, apa jadinya nanti?

Gue juga tidak sempurna, masih kekurangannya, salah satunya adalah menyempatkan diri untuk membuat postingan status di Twitter. Berikut adalah hasil pembicaraan gue dengan beberapa orang.

"Kdng2 gue bingung, org2 itu niat ga sih ke gereja? pakai bajunya sprti mau ke mal. Kaos oblong, clana pndek & sandal. Parah.
Pakai kaos, clana pendek & sandal? Apa itu pantas dipakai utk ke sebuah pesta? Ini pesta kemenangan Tuhan & berpakaian sprti itu?
"

God sees the inside not the outside :)

That's bullsh*t We. Seriously. If the appriciate God & church, they won't even dress like that. It's really unrespectful.

Puhlease lor! A few days ago u r pissed coz someone judge u on ur opinion about church. And now u want to judge others?tsk tsk

Yes I know, I'm judging. Because how people dress can show how much you appriciate others.Ok,would you go to a party dressing casual?

yes I will, depend on my mood. Why r u so judging anyway? That's their personal relationship w/ God, so what? Sigh
Going to a church is like going to a party. It's a celebration to God. By dressing something neat,showing how u respect it.

and why r u being so fuzzy about it? Like u say, people's relationship w/ God is their personal issue. The same how they dress to church? So why?
 
I know all of you said. I'm fuzzy coz this unrespectful people came to the church late, dress like sh*t & noisy. That's why.

take care of ur own business, u judge others being disrespectful to God by the way they dress. While u urself are yapping and tweeting in church? Did u need a slap in the face?

Jawaban terakhir ini membuat gue kaget & langsung memutuskan untuk tidak melanjutkan pembicaraan ini, karena nanti ujung-ujungnya tidak akan menyenangkan & gue baru habis dari gereja, bukannya membawa kabar baik, malah kabar buruk.

Baiklah, sekarang kita kesampingkan dulu segala sesuatu yang berhubungan dengan: 
'cara berpakaian seseorang tidak mempengaruhi nilai kereligiusan seseorang', atau 
'hubungan seseorang dengan Tuhan itu intim, personal & tidak dapat diganggu gugat', atau
'menghakimi orang lain bahwa tidak religius karena cara berpakaiannya', atau
'sibuk posting Twitter di gereja', atau
'ngobrol, sms-an, ngantuk, di dalam gereja dan lain-lain sebagainya'.

Kita kesampingkan dulu semua hal di atas ini.

Yang mau gue sampaikan adalah nilai kesopanan seseorang ketika memasuki sebuah gereja & beribadah di dalamnya. Simple saja tapi bisa mengena.

Gue tumbuh besar di kalangan orang-orang Manado, bahkan sempat tinggal disana selama 3 tahun. Sedari kecil, gue selalu diajarkan untuk berpakaian sopan & rapi setiap kali ke gereja. bahkan gue harus menyiapkan dengan namanya baju-untuk-gereja. Bukan untuk memamerkan kekayaan atau bersombong hati karena memiliki pakaian bagus & mahal, tapi lebih kepada untuk menunjukkan rasa hormat kepada Tuhan.

Selama 3 tahun gue menghadiri misa di Manado, gue selalu bertemu begitu banyak orang ke gereja dengan berpakaian sangat rapi, bahkan sudah seperti akan bertemu dengan pejabat ataupun presiden.Orang-orang bukan saja berpakaian sangat rapi, mereka akan datang lebih awal, duduk tenang & mengikuti misa/kebaktian dengan sangat khidmat. Mereka selalu menanti-nantikan kegiatan di gereja & tidak akan melewatkan kesempatan apapun untuk itu, pokoknya bagi mereka, hari Minggu adalah hari gereja, harinya Tuhan.

Orang-orang yang memiliki niat-amat-sangat untuk ke gereja ini kebanyakan bukanlah orang-orang berada, *sebagian dari mereka adalah tetangga-tetangga di daerah tempat tinggal gue*. Ada yang cuma penjual makanan di pasar, buruh serabutan, supir angkot, tukang listrik & lain sebagainya; sehari-harinya mungkin hidup tidak serba berkecukupan, tapi kalau berurusan dengan gereja, mereka akan selalu berusaha agar menghadiri misa / kebaktian di gereja dengan pakaian rapi. Sekali lagi, bukan untuk memamerkan diri atau apapun, tapi lebih kepada menunjukan rasa hormat, bukan hanya kepada diri sendiri, tapi kepada Tuhan.

Mungkin ini semua kembali ke pola pikir orang-orang Manado atau orang-orang Indonesia timur yang kebanyakan merupakan adalah bekas jajahan negara Barat, yang dimana menganggap gereja adalah sebuah kegiatan formal & orang-orang yang hadir harus berpakaian sopan & rapi. Dari situ, terbawalah kebiasaan tersebut sampai saat ini.

Jujur, melihat keadaan itu, gue merasa malu karena sebegitu niatnya mereka pergi ke gereja. 
Mempersiapkan diri sebagaimana rupa untuk bisa ke gereja, agar bisa berdoa,  menunjukkan rasa hormat, dengan memuji & memuliakan Tuhan. Sedangkan untuk sebagian orang, masuk ke dalam gereja berpakaian kaos oblong, celana pendek, sandal jepit, terlambat, tidak serius & bersikap acuh tak acuh.
Diri sendiri saja belum bisa dihormati, bagaimana mau menghormati Tuhan? 
Akan menghadiri suatu kegiatan formal tapi berpakaian semau-nya saja, sama seperti mau ke mal, atau bersantai-santai berlibur?

PS. Selain pesan yang agak negatif diatas, ada juga yang menyetujui posting status gue di Twitter tersebut.

don't worry.they'll wear their nicest suit on their funeral day :P (re:ke grj pke oblong)

me too..kl di daerah2 org pd ke gereja malah dandanannya kyk mau ke pesta..rapi bgt..dat is how much they appreciate church..

xoxo,

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Tag Three Game: Just For Fun.

Boring Sunday night. *yawn..*.
A day before this what-so-called-long-weekend-ends, so I do some blogwalking & found these word-play on Tessa's blog [link].
So, let's do it, just for fun. Yay!

Three names I go by:
Dison. Only closed friends & family called me with that.
Congs. No comment. -_-' LOL.
Icon. Friends in the office called with that name. Weird choice of nick name right?

Three jobs I have had:

Actually, I never had a job, like a real job after college. But there was a one time only job, as a amateur DJ at some friend's birthday party. Haha. Lame, I know. But I actually got paid, so it's a job.
As for after college, I work as administrator/personal-assistant-ish, account executive & now, bussines development.

Three places I have lived:
Jakarta. Born & raised. Exact place: Kelapa Gading.
Manado. Spent 3 years through the end of junior high & half high school.
Errmm, there are only two places I have ever lived. Sorry.

Three favorite drinks:
Tea. Hot/iced/sweet /with lemon, you name it, as long it's tea.
Coke. Even though I had a very bad ulcher, but  just can't help it, soda makes me happy.
Mineral water. It's good for your health, just plain water.

Three TV shows I watch:
Grey's Anatomy. Hospital. Doctors. Daddy-issues. Sex. Drama. Me likey.
True Blood. Vampire is so hot right now, but this show just changed the face of vampirism. And the sex.
Still can't decide between Brothers & Sisters, Glee or Chuck. Yes, I'm that addicted & greedy.

Three places I have been:

Manado. Went to school for 3 years there.
Bali. My old office RNW had an event in Nusa Dua Bali. Even though I have to work, but I actually enjoy my time there. Yay!
Gold Coast - Australia. I had a vacation with my family like a long time ago. We had a blast.

Three places I would like to visit:

New York! New York! New York!
Santorini - Greece.
Tokyo - Japan.

Three favorite old TV shows:
Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Blonde petite chick trying to save the world while thinking what shoes to wear when slaying those vampires. Lots of drama also. Loved it!
The OC. One of my favorite teen-drama show who got cancelled way too fast. Sending my love Mischa Barton.
The Nanny. That Fran Drescher is HILARIOUS. Her character on that show was very annoying but lovable & funny.

Three favorite dishes:

Pecel-Ayam! Tradisional fried chicken with extra spicy chilli sauce & raw veggies. Yum!
Nasi Kuning Gorontalo. Traditional yellow cooked rice with toppings: fried potatoes, beef-stew, chilli sauce & some other things that I can't remember. LOL.
Gado-Gado. Mixed vegetables with peanut sauce. Love it so much!

Three makeup products I cannot live without:

I don't wear make up -_-"

Three things I'm looking forward too:
A trip to Bali in a few weeks-or-month. Still don't know when or what the invitation look like. Just wait & see.
Blackberry & NDS.
First, I got a gift from my uncle in USA, Blackberry Bold. Yay? I can just turn it down, but hey, a free Blackberry, why should I? :) 
Second, another gift. This time is from my besties Tessa in Shanghai, Nintendo DS. Yay!!!
Thank you to both of you. Kisses.
A trip to Singapore in August 2010. Still don't know if I can make it or not, since I'm planning to quit my job. If I actually do it, it's impossible to get what-so-called-cuti because of the new job. Keep praying & crossing fingers.

There you go, a thing or two about .mister.dison. that maybe, some of you didn't know. 
Now, let's go to sleep.

xoxo,

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Have you ever feel that your life is like a crossroads?
When you have to choose what road to take. 
When you have to choose what path to take.
The result of your decision will be unpredictable 
You can't make a mistake by choosing.
It will be a one time only decision.
And no turning back from it.
What you choose will be a turning point to everything in your life.

Yes, still there, not done yet, not even started yet.
I'm still at that crossroad.

Please God, help me choose the right one.

xoxo,

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April, 1st: A Sucky New Month in 2010.

1st of April.

4th month in 2010.

APRIL MOP! 
APRIL FOOLS DAY! 
Go set some pranks for you friends or family.

1 year anniversary for working in the what-so-called-content-provider-for-cellular-phone-company.
It's been a year of torture, but also some good things though.
All of my colleague were "Graduated", I'm the only who's left.
Fak, I need to get out from there.

Still no sign of a PAY-RISE by the company.
How can I manage to get better money for God sakes?
I've been here for a year, is that even no worth for consideration?

Still no new job interviews.
I mean, I need new job prospects, some new opportunities, something that can offer me stability & good money.

How sucks it is to be in 2010.

xoxo,