Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Imogen Heap is Awesome

This video is amazing. Seriously. Wow. I don't know anything else to say.
Thanks to Cheela who told me about this video.

Imogen Heap singing Just For Now

Monday, April 28, 2008

Make a change for the environment

My sister once said that global warming has been some kind of a pop culture. Ever since Al Gore with his 'an inconvenient truth' went out, everyone is talking about global warming even though some of them still thinks that greenhouse effects is caused by greenhouses. Many people also started to do things to save the environment, like using canvas bags instead of plastic bags. Even Anya Hindmarch took this as an advantage and made that famous "I'm not a plastic bag" bag. Al Gore successfully raised awareness to the world and made people change their habits. I think he's proved of what Baba Dioum (a Senegal environmentalist) once said:

"In the end, we will only conserve what we love, we will only love what we understand, and we will only understand what is taught."

I sometimes consider myself as an environmentalist, even though i've never done anything drastic to save the environment like going to Kalimantan to conserve orangutans. I also can't deny that air conditioners, aerosol sprays, and styrofoam has made my life easier.
In junior high (about 6 yeras ago), I was given an assignment to do a science paper and chose global warming as the topic based on my concern for the environment. Fast forward to college, I always try to do all sort of things I know to save the environment. I sometimes get mocked on for doing the things I did to save the environment because most of it aren't very convenient, like taking the public transportation (if it's possible) instead of driving my car. But I don't really care. What makes me really happy is that some of my friends started to always throw garbage in it's proper place, print on both sides of paper, and reducing the use of plastic bags. One lesson i've learned from this is that all you need to do is raise awareness, make a good example, and you don't need to be as powerful as Al Gore to make people change for the environment.

Quoting Michael Jackson's Man in the Mirror:

If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change.


Monday, April 14, 2008

Birthday pictures

Those who made my birthday memorable..

(The house you're looking at is not my house. hehe..)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

J'ai 20 ans

It's been more than a month since my last post. It would be a shame if I told you about Java Jazz considering it happened (also) more than a month ago. One thing for sure, it was incredible as usual. I had so much fun. After Java Jazz, I always had silly thoughts that there will never be an event that would make me as happy as Java Jazz for the rest of the year. I am fully aware that it's not true though.

I turned 20 on April 7th. I think it's my best birthday ever. So here's the story:
I was suspicious already that M.R.P.P. would surprise me by coming to my house on 24.00 and be the first person (besides my sister) to say happy birthday. He's that type of guy. He did came, with a cake, candle, and all. Even though I wasn't very surprised, I was really really happy. I Love You M.R.P.P.

After blowing the candle and letting him in, I went to my room because my phone rang. When I was still in my room, somehow I heard people singing happy birthday from the terrace and I quickly went outside. Guess what.... 12 of my friends was there singing happy birthday, each of them holding a cupcake with a candle on it and a piece of paper which spells happy birthday. I jumped up and down, laughed, and screamed at the same time. Tears were already welling up on my eyes. They told me to blow the candle. At that time, I was already crying. So I blew the candle with much difficulty because, like I've said before, I was laughing, screaming, and crying at the same time.

It was catastrophe after being all sentimental. Adit dropped flour all over me and sprayed orange color string without much resistance from me. I tried to hug my friends with the intention to make them white with flour, but they ran. So I chased them in front of my house, in the middle of the night and barefoot. We sure made a lot of noise. After everything was under control, we went back to the house and talked and ate the cake together.

Six of my friends slept at my place at that night. We continued the party even though it was already 02.00. We took pictures with crazy clothes and poses and slept at 04.00.

The day after, I celebrated my birthday and invited a couple of my friends to Poke Sushi and had all you can eat. We ate so much sushi as if we haven't eaten for days. It was so brutal. We ate like pigs, seriously. It was crazy, really really crazy.

Overall, this year I had an incredible birthday. I've never said this in person to my friends, but I love them so much. One thing for sure.. Best friends sure can make you cry.....
Cry tears of Joy.

I would like to thank (with no specific order):
Muhammad Rangga Putra Pradana
Amy Tyas Susanti O.
Citra Kartika Ariani
Danar Tri Kusuma R.
Shaskia Yasmin S.
Titis Arbadefita
Devita Soraya B.
Amanda Christa
Aditya Mahendra
Hario Iman Setyo
Ferdinand Narayana
Who made my 20th birthday memorable.
I love you guys so much.. I can't tell how thankful I am to have you guys as my friend.

PS: I'll put the pictures as soon as possible.