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#8 – The One With A New Beginning

March 12, 2016

Hi! It’s been awhile. I have drafts sitting around but maybe I should post other things, like my traveling pictures (Bangkok!) and my favourite things that I just have to share somewhere.

One of those favourite things is watching and reviewing TV shows, be it Asian (Korean, Taiwanese, Chinese or Japanese drama) or US / UK TV series or the Mexican / South American soap operas.

I started watching these shows way back in the 80’s. I remember the first one was a Japanese drama called Oshin. It was aired on the first television channel in Indonesia (and the only one at that time), TVRI. The second TV show I watched was a soap opera from Brazil called Little Missy or Sinhá Moça the original title.

Another thing I like to share to the world is my love for food! Food is not only any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body (source: Wikipedia), it is also part of indulgence or craving. Salty food is not good for our body, but I crave salt sometimes so I eat salty food like Taiwanese popular snack, Crispy Chicken with many salty condiments. I will post pictures of my favourite food and sometimes reviews of new eateries I visit with people I love.

Third and last, I will post the music I am currently listening to, films I have watched or am going to watch and maybe reviews of the ballet dvds I own. I tend to gush a lot about those things, so please pardon the fangirling post I will be posting soon.

I wish you luck for reading my posts! (mode: Nodame-like) 😀

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#7 And we’re back!

March 6, 2013

A friend dared me to continue writing.

I used to write journals quite diligently. Be it traditionally on diaries, or modernly on weblogs at Livejournal and Blogger. I don’t remember why I stopped to be quite honest.

Anyway, a lot has changed in my life. This April will mark my second year working in an imported car dealership. This June I will be turning 28, yaay! This year I’m single, having broken up with the complicated dude for realsies this time. I won’t even bother becoming friends with him. Girl power!

I haven’t done major physical makeover though. I dont think it’s needed anyway. What I really want to do is actually traveling. I have been reading exotic traveling magazines lately, and thoughts of culinary traveling keep on flashing before my eyes. I haven’t had much time to travel since working a 9-5 job, 6 days a week. I enjoy working here, but annual leave is quite non-existant.

A colleague offered a 3-day adventure to Karimunjawa this weekend. I refused on the ground of not being able to swim and I would rather not be so dark after too many hours sunbathing. I’m exotic enough, thank you very much lol. Anyway, I wouldn’t be able to pay for the trip in the first place. I’m so broke after last month trip to Jakarta, and the trip wasn’t even for a holiday.

So, this year should be more saving money & planning the holiday, right self? :p

Love,
Rie

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#6 – The one with 67th Golden Globe Awards

January 18, 2010

It was streamed live from Los Angeles this morning. I watched it starting from the red carpet, with the cute interviews with Robert Downey, Jr., Taylor Lautner, Penelope Cruz, to Jim Parsons & Lauren Graham presenting the award for Best Supporting Actor, to the crowning of Avatar for Best Picture.

Overall, it was a great show. The clothes weren’t hurting my eyes, the gentlemen weren’t being obnoxious, and the ladies weren’t being skittish with the rain. Perfect, except for Hugh Laurie not winning Best Actor. Michael C. Hall for Dexter won instead. He did great with last season’s Dexter, I guess. Although House on the brink of overdosing, with crazy hallucinations was surely much more interesting (read: biased).

Anyway, Sandra Bullock, Robert Downey, Jr., Glee, Meryl Streep, Christoph Waltz (the evil general in Inglorious Basterds), Up, Drew Barrymore, won. All my favorites, so yay! 😀

Can’t wait for 16th Screen Actors Guild Awards this Friday~ Star Trek is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble”

LIVE LONG AND PROSPER, STAR TREK!

Rie

“I really don’t want to thank my wife because I could be bussing tables at the Daily Grill right now if not for her. Jesus, what a gig that’d be.”
Robert Downey Jr.

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#5 – The one with joining any kind of wagons

January 15, 2010

I’m sitting at a university’s cafeteria. Watching the youth talking passionately about their future endeavors, be it a PR, a sociologist, a diplomat, or a great English teacher. I’ve been out of school for about 3 years now, flunked it in a dramatic way. It’s been more than 3 years that I’ve stopped seeing myself as a student of a school and more of student of the world.

I used to dream of joining the bandwagon, in the quest to change the world. I’d rather join the bandwagon in the quest to find new planets to live.

 

Live long and prosper,

Rie

 

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”
(Spock – Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan)

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#4 – The one with missing some old music from the previous laptop

January 13, 2010

So, about a year ago, I moved the whole music folder in my old laptop to another laptop, my mother’s. I only retained some music I listen frequently, TVXQ,
Clazziquai, some Classical, Frank Sinatra, and a bunch other and moved it to my new laptop. About 4 months ago, the new laptop crashed down, the hard disk got blown up, bad sectors. I could still use some parts of it, but it had slowed down, a lot. I ended up losing some of the precious old songs. For some people who know me in real life (i.e. people who have helped me with computer problems), they can testify how dramatic I can be when it comes to broken laptops. Crazy hag, they would say.

Anyway, I bought a new hard disk last week and had it installed, ready to use and everything, thanks to dearest NonQ. I postponed putting music & data in it, just in case I don’t know, it has to be re-formatted again or something. Although I did download a couple of episodes of The Big Bang Theory & House, MD, hmm… Long story short, I’m now in the process of copy-paste-ing the songs into this freshie hard disk, yay!

I can’t wait to listen to a bunch of boy band’s songs and a good number of ’90’s songs.

 

Love,

Rie

“So you got the looks but have you got the touch
Don’t get me wrong, yeah I think you’re alright”

(Shania Twain – That Impress Me Much)

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#3 – The One with traveling to Suburbia & having Late Night Karaoke Party!

January 12, 2010


So it finally happened. I succumbed to the evil whisper of one of my dearest friends, NonQ and actually let him drive me all the way to the suburb, Sidoarjo, last night. Just to grab a very late dinner. Gad, spontaneous, not quite my forte. So, why the dramatic line then? Well, a road trip on a motorcycle at night, no matter how short or long the distance is kills people. Bronchitis, accidents caused by sleep-deprived drivers, drunk drivers, etc. Those are my biggest fear, so I still can’t understand why I actually said, “Let’s go!”

He arrived at my place around 9.30pm, 30 minutes late from the time he promised earlier in our chat window (he’s the punctual type, so 30 minutes late should’ve grated on his nerve if he was in my position :P). We were IM-ing, jumping through so many topics we kind of lost track of time. It passed my dinner time, his shower time (and dinner subsequently) and almost everything else, I guess. We both said bye’s several times, but new topics came one after another. We talked about The Big Bang Theory (OF COURSE!), Kaley Cuoco’s character in the show, Penny, and her online hair barrette shop, my dream to enter English Lit major, my decline in English language usage, my fear of pain (sex, needles, committed relationship), and his overconfident complex.

It went on and on and on, I got too hungry and just said, “brb young jedi” and left to get some food. This turned to be a complete disappointment, because dinner was almost cleared out, and a couple of dishes that got left behind were undesirables. Bummer. I went back online, and next thing I knew, I was changing my jammies to my ready-to-brave-the-cold clothes. Oh, including a fuzzy warm black-grey striped cardigan, Thank you, Danang!

When we got there, Sidoarjo’s town square, we ended up eating the general East Javanese food, penyetan. Hey, it was not an easy decision since there were plenty of food stalls around, tahu campur, kikil sapi, makanan seafood, etc. But the stall we chose was quite alright, they have fantastic sambal and the seasoning for the poultry is great. As for dessert, Nonq bought steamed peanuts, delicious!

We finished dinner around 10.30 and immediately headed back to Surabaya. And Nonq just had to notice the NAV Karaoke sign blinking on the other side of the road. I don’t know why I answered yes to his “Let’s sing!” In my defense, I was too full, content to feel anything dangerous to my well being. Again, spontaneous is quite possibly a new middle name.

We finished around 1 o’clock in the morning, one of last customers, I think. I have to admit though, it was a fun night. They didn’t have the touch-screen computers, but the song lists were better! Lionel Richie’s I Call It Love, Westlife’s Mandy, Madonna’s Take a Bow, the few I can remember ’cause we sang a lot! And of course, we have our regular songs, Sara Bareilles’ Love Song, Adele’s Chasing Pavements, Marc Antony & J.Lo’s No Me Ames, Music & Lyrics OST’s Way Back into Love, F4’s Liu Xing Yi, and what a great choice that last one was (:p). We also agreed to add Paramore’s songs to our repertoire from now on, Decode, Misery Business & That’s What You Get. A couple of his favorite songs, Owl City’s Fireflies, Michael Jackson’s Human Nature. We missed, forgot to sing Man in The Mirror though. There were some computer issues, i.e. stopping in the middle of song and skipping to another song, but overall, it was a fun place in the suburb. I got so high on singing, I ended up singing The Corrs’ songs (Breathless, Irresistible, Radio, So Young…) all the way back to Surabaya, almost killing his ears, hopefully. Ha!

So, the late night adventure ended with a bang, Karaoke time! And I definitely want to do this whole spontaneous thing again, but will opt out for a car ride next time. I love the wind whipping to my face, fun—yay!, but judging from the dust I removed from my face using Clinique’s Clarifying Lotion, my face won’t be happy about it in the long run.

Love,

Rie

“Trypanophobia is the extreme and irrational fear of medical procedures involving injections or hypodermic needles.” (Wikipedia.org)

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#2 – Lazy person

January 19, 2009

I’ve tried. There’s even a draft of the original #2 post there at ScribeFire. I’m just lazy to update this blog.

For the past several months, I’ve been amusing myself by playing around down at Plurk. I signed up an account there after a link to it showed up on my flist at LJ. Plurk is even more fun than Twitter, which I also have an account: chunface.

A friend of mine called me The Sign-up Freak. The so many accounts I have in Yahoo!, Hotmail, Gmail, LJ, and other single accounts in many other places got me that name. I can never seem to stop myself signing up to stuff.

The latest one is for a site called Tumblr. I can understand the appeal, but it’s too static for me. There’s no “feedback” feature. I love the “Quote” feature though, it’s cute.

I’ll try to update again sometime soon. Hopefully, in less than 3 months =D