Inaff 2010

I watched Inaff (Indonesia International Fantastic Film Festival) every year, and every year, I usually watched this movie fest with my friends Amet, Anggi and Nuy. But this year I spent it only with Amet, which is great because it’s been a loooooooong time since the last time we hang out together. Sadly though we only get the chance to go only on its last day, on last Sunday. (I did go with Hendra for The Girl Who Played With Fire on Saturday, but I just don’t get the festival spirit from him so that didn’t count)

I had so much fun on Sunday anyway, after a long chat over lunch, me and Amet watched :

1. The Girl Who Leap Through Time : A Japanese sci-fi drama based on a manga. About a 17 years old girl, Akari, whose mother is a scientist and found a liquid that can take you back to the past. After her mother got into a car accident, she asked Akari to go to the year 1972 and give a message to a boy, Fukumachi. But by mistake, Akari jumps into the year 1974. Realized she made a mistake, she must find this Fukumachi on the year 1974 and give him her mother message. She got help from Ryota a young amateur movie director.

2. Detour : A Norway (or Swedish?) movie about couple who have a road trip and become a target of some psycho who likes to abduct people in the dungeon and tortured them. A classic one and a little bit boring.

3. My-Ex 2 : A Thailand movie about a girl, Cee, whose boyfriend is cheating on her. Then, when her boyfriend’s love affair jumped from top of his apartment building, weird things happen to Cee and people around her. Too much twist but nice make-ups and effects. At the last movie, Tito and Mi-ink joined us, and I got a free ride home.

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows

This is the first part, and all I can say this movie is great. Please watch it.

I watched it together with Hendra too, and we’re kinda glued to the screen from the very beginning till the end. It’s not really suitable for children though, there’s a lot of violence and dead bodies. Which I thought is great, because the movie grows up, just like all the characters and the viewers. It’s like it says to take things seriously, sure is about wizard and fantasies, but it’s also about death and life.

And I must say, although this movie is about unreal world, it still more real than Sex and The City 2.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

I watch this movie on Blitz, the only cinema who got a non-blockbuster movies, this is a Swedish movie and based on the book by the same title, at first I was not sure but the review was good so I drag Hendra to watch this with me. I told him, you know what I miss the most after we’re not together? watching movies at the cinema. So we went to one. I have a blitzcard membercard and my points is already reached 114 points (yay!) oh yes, I’m a points freak.

Anyway, he’s a good companion and the movie is great! It’s like a detective and thriller kinda movie (my fave), and the plot is thick. The main character Lizbeth Sander (she’s the one with the tattoo of course) is very charismatic and .. different. A good refreshing from a typical hollywood movies. It’s a trilogy, next is The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicks The Hornet’s Nest.

 

 

 

 

in case you’re wondering..

it’s been two weeks since my last post, and I miss miss miss writing for this blog! so.. in case you’re wondering what’s up with me, not that you care anyway, but you know I need to feed my narcissism side, I’m gonna tell you what is up and what is down…

1. my job

yes, as you know already, now I’m an english teacher. I love my new office, like my new colleagues, and the students is well, challenging.. here is the pic of my desk.

by the way, look at the starbucks cup, it’s actually made from hard  plastic and got a really cool straw for a christmas edition. I also want  to  buy the mugs. And then look at my brown mug, its cup handle is  the ‘Y’  letter, I got it for free, thanks to Kandura girls. Oh, and this is  the weird thing : I got along really well with the teachers, and there’s 3  Leos in my office!

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2. my side job

I’m teaching one of my friend’s father a computer program, he’s 83  years old and I find it a bit challenging and fun. But the best part, his  house is the Kandura Keramik’s office (they use some part of the  house), so I can  drop by to see my friends, Nuri and Tisa there. In the  picture is Nuri  drinking milo at their office. I love the atmosphere  here.

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3. my best friend is getting married!!!

Manik, my best friend and my neighbor for almost 8 years will get married  tomorow. I’m so happy.. She’s the one I told my stupid stories (and x-rated  stories) about boys. And she’s also this one girl who hop from one boys to another  boys, and always get the man she wants. Just like now. It’s weird how I love to  hang around with her and her husband to be. I mean maybe that’s the sign when  you know that your bestfriend is marrying someone who’s right for her, you also  feel comfortable around her boyfriend. Best of luck for both of you.

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4. him

still stupid, still clueless, still bugging me with his constant demand. I can not believe myself. What did I do to  deserve this particular human being get into my life? I work almost  for 13 hours a day an yet he’s still…. there. I guess we’re both trying to  find our balances. I know it’s not good for me having him around too  much (it’s true because I like how’s my life going right now). Anyway,  what I wish for is, please God let me be the one who found a new  boyfriend first. (shallow me). look at his face..God, sometime I just want to  punch him right in the face.

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5. me

a little bit wiser, not that clueless, but still can’t live without zara and  mango. But  I’m doing good baby. I’m good.

Here’s me with my beautiful sister, Sasa, strolling at Zara.

half luck, half timing

Today at one of my class, I play fill the blank in Michael Buble’s song lyric. Haven’t Met You Yet. And then, when I was checking the lyrics, I couldn’t help but wonder.. I mean, of course what Michael sang about somebody right will come along is quite true, but somehow we have this doubt. Will we found it? Will we meet his or her?

And I know someday that it’ll all turn out
You’ll make me work, so we can work to work it out
And I promise you, kid, that I give so much more than I get
I just haven’t met you yet

I like the second line, I always thought that relationship needs work. But really, to found someone who wants to work it out with you, that’s the hard part.

I might have to wait, I’ll never give up
I guess it’s half timing, and the other half’s luck
Wherever you are, whenever it’s right
You’ll come out of nowhere and into my life

Half timing, half luck. This is so true, sometimes things comes into our life the least we expected. We try so much to make things happen, to push it into the condition we think is the best. And maybe sometimes we forget that we can’t control everything. Time and luck. Only God knows.

And I know that we can be so amazing
And, baby, your love is gonna change me
And now I can see every possibility

I have this utopia inside my head, whoever that’ll come into my life, he would be perfect, and everything’s gonna be great, but what most important is, the two of us are gonna be amazing. I know, I know… But I’ve seen so many times when reasonable girls got lost, so I think I’m gonna keep my little fantasy about my future partner. Agree, we will be amazing.

They say all’s fair
In love and war
But I won’t need to fight it
We’ll get it right and we’ll be united

The idea that I don’t have to fight for this person is enchanting. There’s no war, we just two people who meant to be together. We will get it right. 🙂

Try To Remember

the song originally by The Four Brothers, but the Greek singer, Nana Mouskouri sang it beautifully,  it’s the perfect match for this pictures. The song bring us to the beaches in winter, to a warm house where it’s snowing outside, to a black and white movies and sephia photos. We’re missing something and what we’re missing was good thing, good moments.

I wanna have those memories back, but at the same time, it’s better to keep it the way I remember it used to be. It’s beautiful that way. Years went by, trees grows, ocean stay silence, and the door are closed now. People forget, but then when we try to remember,we can’t help but feel the comfort of past.

bandung, jakarta, semarang, bali. fragments of memories.