Monday, August 22, 2011

Accessing Your Pain

Still related to previous post. Beside Firasat by Marcell, past experience enable me to access a painful memory and not just when singing this song. Even listening to it, my heart's pounding and there's a sinking feeling in my chest that burns a little. Well, past experience and Glenn's haunting vocals. I bet he access his pain a lot when singing this song.

What's odd, I think, is the experience isn't even mine. Years ago, my brother and his girlfriend had some problem. One time, they broke up. My brother got home, I don't know what was going on inside his head, but then I heard a howl. Perhaps he was frustrated he needed to scream. But that let out of his aching heart, my God, I can tell he was in great pain. I still can remember the sound to this day. It was like he was dreadfully wounded.

Months later, on his birthday, they met. The two talked privately, while a friend of theirs sang this song. After that beautiful moment, they reconciled.

Now they've got married and has the most handsome son. Yes people, I have a nephew who's even more handsome than Nicholas Saputra. Hahaha. Anyway.

The song is Tega by Glenn Fredly


TEGA

di tengah rasa rinduku yg menggebu
kau bersama dia
di saat-saat ku menunggu dirimu
kau bersama dia
*courtesy of LirikLaguIndonesia.net
reff: bila kau cinta aku
mengapa kau tipu diriku
tuk bersama dia

kau bunuh hatiku
saat ku bernafas untukmu
kau kebanggaan aku
yg tega menipuku




Firasat

Presentiment.

There are moments in your life when you get a hunch of what is going to happened. Maybe it's confidence, may be it's a coincidence, or you're somewhat of a soothsayer.

I love this song composed by Dewi Lestari, sang by Marcell, when the two still married.
The lyrics are poetic, naturally, given it's Dee who wrote it. The notes are is my vocal range, so this is one of my must sing karoke songs.
The song kinda brings back old memories, painful ones. Though it doesn't hurt anymore, it's there when I sing this song and it enables me to sing wholeheartedly. Like Rachel Berry said, to sing heartily you need to access you're pain....

Firasat


kemarin kulihat awan membentuk wajahmu
desau angin meniupkan namamu
tubuhku terpaku

semalam bulan sabit melengkungkan senyummu
tabur bintang serupa kilau auramu
aku pun sadari, ku segera berlari

cepat pulang
cepat kembali, jangan pergi lagi
firasatku ingin kau tuk cepat pulang
cepat kembali, jangan pergi lagi

alirnya bagai sungai yang mendamba samudera
ku tahu pasti kemanakan ku bermuara
semoga ada waktu, sayangku

ku percaya alam pun berbahasa
ada makna di balik semua pertanda
firasat ini rasa rindukah atau kah hanya bayang
aku tak peduli, ku terus berlari

cepat pulang
cepat kembali, jangan pergi lagi
firasatku ingin kau tuk cepat pulang
cepat kembali, jangan pergi lagi

dan lihatlah sayang
hujan terus membasahi
seolah turun air mata

akupun sadari
engkaulah firasat hati



Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hey Ya!

Eight years ago I love this song so much, though I didn't really understand what it's about. All I knew that it was catchy and the girls in the video clip looked craaaaazy!
Now I watch the clip again and I gotta say it still is one of my all time favorite video clip. Why? Because the girls looked keraaaaaaayzeeeeee!! The song's also insanely fun and the lyrics are cool as well, I think.




HEY YA! from Outkast

vid from youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLrxOFACYMc

1,2,3,4 go!

My baby don't mess around
Because she loves me so and this I know for show
but does she really wanna but can't stand to see me walk out the door

Don't try to fight the feelin' 'cause the thought alone is killin' me right now
Thank god for mommy and daddy for stickin' two together 'cause we dont know how

[Chorus]
heeeeeeeeeeeey yaaaa heeey ya
heeeeeeeeeeeey yaaaa heeey ya
heeeeeeeeeeeey yaaaa heeey ya
heeeeeeeeeeeey yaaaa heeey ya

[Verse 2]

You think you've got it
oh, you think you've got it
but got it just don't get it
'til theres nothing at allll
ah allllll ah allllll
ah alll ah allllll

We've get together
ohhh we've get together
but seperate is always better
when there's feelings involed
ah alllll ah allllll
ah alllll ah allllll

If what they say is "nothing is forever"
then what makes then what makes
then what makes then what makes then what makes love is a exeception

so why-o why-o
why-o why-o why-o
Are we so in denial
when we know we're not happy here?

[Chorus (Andre 3000 Talking)]
(Ya'll dont wanna hear me you just wanna dance)
heeeeeeeeeeeey yaaaa heeey ya
(dont want to meet your daddy)
heeeeeeeeeeeey yaaaa
(just want you in my caddy)
heeey ya
(dont want to meet your momma)
heeeeeeeeeeeey yaaaa
(just want to make you comma)
heeey ya

heeeeeeeeeeeey yaaaa
(I am, I am, I am, just being honest)
heeey ya

[Andre 3000 (Guys)]
hey! alright now alright now fellas
(yeaaa) now whats cooler than being cool? (ICE COLD!!)

i cant hear ya i say whats..
whats cooler than being cool (ICECOLD!!!)

All Right (15x)

[Andre 3000 (Ladies)]

Ok now ladies (yeah)
We gon break this thing down in just afew seconds
Now dont have me break this thing down for nothing
I wanna seeya'll on ur BADDDEST behavior
Lend me some sugar
I am your neighbor

Ah hear we go now

Shake it sh shake it
Shake it sh shake it
Shake it sh shake it
Shake it
Shake it sh shake it
Shake it like a polaroid picture
Shake it sh shake it
Shake it sh shake it
Shake it sh shake it
Shake it sugar
Shake it like a polaroid picture

[Andre 3000 talking]

now all Beyonces and Lucy Lui's
and Baby Dolls get on the floor
you know what to dooooooooo
you know what to dooooooooo
ahhh you know what to do

[Chorus]
heeeeeeeeeeeey yaaaa heeey ya
heeeeeeeeeeeey yaaaa heeey ya
heeeeeeeeeeeey yaaaa heeey ya
heeeeeeeeeeeey yaaaa heeey ya
heeeeeeeeeeeey yaaaa heeey ya
heeeeeeeeeeeey yaaaa heeey ya

Brown Kirino! Nomor Satu Se-Jepang!


Caution:
This manga is SEMI-HENTAI, for 18y.o
+


Onsen Paradise
by Shota Kikuchi is one of my all time favorite manga.
It's about a woman named Brown Kirino, aged unknown, who owns a hot spring - although throughout the four series it has rarely shown any paying guest stay there unlike in most onsen in another mangas I've read, except for Kirino's friends and visitors. She works as a writer and lives with Lolimomo, her housekeeper. The story revolve about Kirino's and her friends as well as the people in her town's life.

Brown Kirino is drawn as a woman with severe sex appeal. She wears yukata or kimono most of the time, but sometimes she also wear western clothes. Despite her careless attitude, she has deep knowledge about Japanesse tradition as well as antique items. Not only she knows greatly about it, she lives the tradition as well. Never shown owning television, her favorite entertainment is drinking sake and eating sashimi on antique utensils while watching the full moon. She loves sake and shopping antiques, mostly porcelaine sake jar or ceramics plate for the snacks to accompany the sake. Brown Kirino is potrayed as a legendary gorgeous woman who lives in a small town whom even more popular than movie stars (as told in ep.24).

What I love most about this manga is the peculiar subjects it proposes: red ginger that makes people forget, going to unatetsu to eat unagi, a girl who farted in front of her boyfriend, a girl who forget to flush the toilet, magic sake jar, lower body hair, kinako mochi, kotatsu, and so on and so forth.

This manga contains more footnotes than any other manga that I've ever read. I love it. So glad the translator decided to keep a lot of the Japanese phrases!
Well. Doesn't mean I'll love it when suddenly every manga is full with footnotes. Anyway.



Favorites quotes and jokes from Onsen Paradise:

"Sampai bilang mau membuang jati diri cewek, lakukan setelah jadi perempuan."
"To say gonna throw away identity as a girl, do it after become a woman."

"Ini kebijakan dan logika dari alam"
"This is wisdom and logic from nature"

"Supaya dapat harga awal yang rendah di pasar ikan"
"To get low beginning price in the fish market"

"Musim panas memang harus panas! Kalau takut terik matahari, gimana bisa makan dengaku?!"
"Summer is supposed to be hot! If afraid to sunshine, how could you eat dengaku?!"

"Untuk membelah unagi perlu latihan tiga tahun, untuk membuat kushi perlu delapan tahun! Untuk merebus delapan tahun, dan untuk membakarnya butuh waktu seumur hidup!"
"To split unagi need three years training, to make kushi need eight years! To boil eight years, and to roast them need a lifetime!!"


"Brown si setan ingatan, yang nggak akan melupakan dendam dan utang!"
"Brown the memory demon, who won't forget grudge and debt!"


"L-U-P-A-K-A-N S-A-J-A S-E-M-U-A M-A-R-I M-E-N-A-R-I S-A-J-A"
"F-O-R-G-E-T E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G L-E-T'-S J-U-S-T D-A-N-C-E"


"Reversed Bingo"

"Laki-laki yang telah memakai habis keberuntungannya"
"The man who has out used his luck"


"Buat apa aku ikut kegiatan bocah yang namanya bahasa asing semua begitu?"
"What for should I join those childish foreign names activities?"

"Aku nggak punya waktu untuk pergi ke tempat bermain bocah yang penuh mesin dan berbahasa asing begitu"
"I don't have time to go to child's playground which filled with machines and in foreign language like that"




"Itu Brown!!""Bohong!! Masa?! Yang asli?!""APA? Brown yang jadi bahan pembicaraan itu?! Untung kita datang!!"


Awesome :)


Friday, August 19, 2011

Manga In My Life, Nowadays

This is a list of manga series I'm currently reading.
No cute comments, no reviews, just list.

Red cell is the highly recommended one, yellows are the recommended ones, and whites are good but you won't die if you don't read it.

No. Title Author
1 DUA AKOYA Suzue Miuchi
2 Bambino! Sekiya Tatsuji
3 Half An Apple Yukari Koyama
4 Hotaru's Light Satoru Hiura
5 Onsen Paradise Shota Kikuchi
6 Yotsuba! Kiyohiko Azuma
7 Daydreaming Yoshimura Akemi
8 Tomo'o Oda Tobira
9 Yokohama Chinatown Nishi Yuji, Hikino Shinji
10 Miiko Ono Eriko
11 CESARE Fuyumi Souryo
12 The Drops of God Tadashi Agi, Shu Akimoto
13 Bronze Angel Saito Chiho
14 Miso-Com Rika Yonezawa
15 Oh Butterfly Oh Flower Yoshihira Yuki
16 Historie Hitoshi Iwaaki
17 Death's Notice Mase Motoro
18 Team Medical Dragon Nogizaka Taro
19 Otoboke Section Chief Masashi Ueda
20 Kobo Chan Masashi Ueda
21 Kariage Kun Masashi Ueda
22 Shattered Knife George Asakura

Moves Like Jagger

Just a couple of weeks ago my friend told me about this song, since then I've been singing it all the time. And then I watched the video and it is insaaaaaneeeeeeee...!
Mr. Levine is smoking hot, Ms. Aguilera as hot as ever, and on top of it all Mr. Mick Jagger. Mr. Mick Jagger, shirtless, and moves so freakin sexy.


video

MAROON 5 LYRICS
"Moves Like Jagger"
(feat. Christina Aguilera)

[Verse 1]
Just shoot for the stars
If it feels right
And aim for my heart
If you feel like
Can take me away and make it OK
I swear I'll behave

You wanted control
So we waited
I put on a show
Now I make it
You say I'm a kid
My ego is big
I don't give a shit
And it goes like this

[Chorus]
Take me by the tongue
And I'll know you
Kiss me 'til you're drunk
And I'll show you

All the moves like Jagger
I've got the moves like Jagger
I've got the moves like jagger

I don't need to try to control you
Look into my eyes and I'll own you

You with the moves like Jagger
I've got the moves like Jagger
I've got the moves like Jagger

[Verse 2]
Baby it's hard
When you feel like you're broken and scarred
Nothing feels right
But when you're with me
I make you believe
That I've got the key

So get in the car
We can ride it
Wherever you want
Get inside it
And you want to steer
But I'm shifting gear
I'll take it from here
And it goes like this

[Chorus]
Take me by the tongue
And I'll know you
Kiss me 'til you're drunk
And I'll show you

All the moves like Jagger
I've got the moves like Jagger
I've got the moves like Jagger

I don't need to try to control you
Look into my eyes and I'll own you

With the moves like Jagger
I've got the moves like Jagger
I've got the moves like Jagger

[Bridge]
You want to know how to make me smile
Take control, own me just for the night
But if I share my secret
You're gonna have to keep it
Nobody else can see this

So watch and learn
I won't show you twice
Head to toe, ooh baby, rub me right
But if I share my secret
You're gonna have to keep it
Nobody else can see this

And it goes like this

[Chorus]
Take me by the tongue
And I'll know you
Kiss me 'til you're drunk
And I'll show you

All the moves like Jagger
I've got the moves like Jagger
I've got the moves like Jagger

I don't need to try to control you
Look into my eyes and I'll own you

With the moves like Jagger
I've got the moves like Jagger
I've got the moves like Jagger

*video courtesy of youtube.com, lyrics of azlyrics.com

Club Cant Even Handle Me Right Now

Perhaps it's the catchy title, the upbeat tunes, or probably the excitement I'm feeling as the day of going to Manchester is approaching closer and closer, now I find myself listening to this song over and over. In my playlist and inside my head.

*lyrics courtesy of metrolyrics.com

CLUB CAN'T EVEN HANDLE ME RIGHT NOW
- Flo Rida

You know I know how
To make em stop and stare as I zone out
The club can't even handle me right now
Watchin you I'm watchin you we go all out
The club can't even handle me right now (yeahhhhh)
The club can't even handle me right now (yeahhhhh)

Hey
I own the light and I don't need no help
Gotta be the feeling that scarface player
Stuntin go wild can't handle this plan
Life of the club arrogant like yeah!
Top like money all the girls just melt
Want to many all know me like Twelve
Look like cash and they all just stare
Bottles, Models, standin on chairs
Fall out coz that's the business
All out it's so ridiclous
Zone out so much attention
Scream out I'm in the building (hey! )
They watchin I know this
I'm rockin I'm rolling
I'm holding, I know it
You know it

You know I know how
To make em stop and stare as I zone out
The club can't even handle me right now
Watchin you I'm watchin you we go all out
The club can't even handle me right now (yeahhhhh)
The club can't even handle me right now (yeahhhhh)

Hey
Still feelin myself I'm like outta control
Can't stop now more shots lets go
Ten more rounds can I get a Kato
Paparazzi trying to make me pose
Came to party to I came no more
Celebrate coz that's all I know
Tip the groupies takin off their clothes
Grand finale' like superbowl
Go hard run the show
That's right wild out got money to blow
More light more ice when I walk in the door
No hype I do it big all over the globe
Yeah!

I said it
Go tell it
Confetti
Who ready?
I'm ready!
You ready!
Lets get it!

You know I know how
To make em stop and stare as I zone out
The club can't even handle me right now
Watchin you watchin me we go all out
The club can't even handle me right now (yeahhhhh)
(Put your hands up! )
(Put your hands up! )
(Put your hands up! )
The club can't even handle me right now (yeahhhhh)
(Put your hands up! )
(Put your hands up! )
(Put your hands up! )

You got me watchin now (hey)
Got my attention now (hey)
Got everybody in the club wanting to know now
I am a ladies man
Come and be my lady and...
We can ball, soo, ahhhhhh
Bring ya body here let me switch up the atmosphere
Take you up out of this club and in my new limo
Fly you all around the world
What you want baby girl
Are you ready to go now!

You know I know how
To make em stop and stare as I zone out
The club can't even handle me right now
Watchin you watchin me we go all out
The club can't even handle me right now (yeahhhhh)
(Put your hands up! )
(Put your hands up! )
(Put your hands up! )
The club can't even handle me right now (yeahhhhh)
(Put your hands up! )
Lets celebrate now
(Put your hands up! )
You know who shut it down!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mafalda

"Glory to my Nation!!"


Mafalda is a comic strip created by Argentine author, Quino.
The background was in the 60s-70s, when Argentine
was ruled by autocratic military regime. Mafalda, aged 5, potrayed the young generation from middle class economy.
She criticized the situation in her country from an innocent child's perspective.
Th
rougout the series, Mafalda constantly asked questions, made observations, complained, and criticized social, politics and international situations to her parents and friends.
She did this so frequently sometimes she annoyed people around her
.

Other characters are Mafalda's friends such as Felipe the dreamer, Manolito the capitalist, Susanita the bourgeouise, Libertad the radical, Mama and Papa (Mafalda's parents), Guille – Mafalda’s little brother, and Miguelito the philosoper.
What amazes me is even though the comic was created decades ago in Argentine, it's still relevant today in Indonesia...
Guess the world hasn't changed all that much, has it?

In 2000, Quino once stated, "The world now is still the same with the world Mafalda harshly criticized in 1973, when I no longer continue the comic strip, or even worse. I'm glad the comic is still being read, but
in the other hand it's sad to think that social injustice that she complained about it still existing until now.

Mafalda is so little and adorable, yet she's so critical and curious about the situation in her country and the world. Add the various mix of personalities of her friends, the characters make this comic as an everlasting work, incite millions of readers across the globe with the wit, sarcasm, and humour.

Let the comic speaks for itself.
Here are some of my personal favorite stripes of Mafalda :)





Mom: What are you pretend-playing, kids?

Kids: We're the government.

Mom: OK. But don't do something stupid, ok.

Maf: Chill, Mom. We really ARE not doing anything.






Mom: MAFALDA! Take your jacket off the floor!

Maf: No way! I don't need to bow on anyone's order! I'm the president!

Mom: Oh OK! But mommy's the World Bank and IMF!

Maf: (thinking) Wow. Mom IS smarter than me.






Teacher: ... So in conclusion, what shape is the earth?

Mano: Hmm... Eee... Oh! Circle.

T: Circle. That's right! Now, our earth also has area that narrows down... where?

Mano: Eh... Spirit?




S: So when we're adult, we're gonna be big madams that establish foundati on to help those poor and helpless people!
S: And then.... We're gonna host charities that serves a lot food! Chicken, ducks, beef, and a lot more! Then we'll gather a lot of funds!
S: To buy bread, beans, eggs, and you know, that sort of stuff, for them.




S: Felipe, no need to be so bumped about your disloged teeth! The mice will take and trade it with money!
F: Reaaaaally? Moneeeey? From mice? For MEEEE??
S: Yes.
F:(thinking) I never thought that mice are animals that so...
.......
F: It's horrifying, isn't it? Just now I learnt to hate other being because of money!



S: On and on with politics! Go on! You Make me sick with politics!
S: Politics is a disaster! Politics is everybody's fault. Politics this, politics that....
S: You know what you are? You are politics daughter in law! Nah! There!





Mafalda reading from dictionary; Democracy (origin Greek word, Demos: people, and Kratos: p ower) a government form where power is within people's hand.




On a related note, I sent a comment to Mafalda fanmail, and it was published at the back cover! Hoorah!! :D




MAJULAH BANGSAKU!!



* btw, forgive my poor translation. Huhuhu