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Gx Suka Hari Ibu

Published December 22, 2011 by thejewelholic

Today is Mother’s day !!! Yay!!! ^0^

행복한 어머니의 날, 엄마. (Happy Mother’s Day, Mom).

Bapak : Assalamualaikum

Gw : Wa’alaikumsalam. Bapak, mama mana? aku mw ngomong.

Bapak : bentar

Mama : Assalamualaikum. Kenapa vie?

Gw : Mamaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa,,Selamat Hari Ibu. ^0^

Mama : oh iya, Makasih sayang. (gw yakin banget nyokap senyum selebar-lebarya)

Gw : Mama lagi ngapain?

Mama : lagi nonton TV aja. Kamu lagi apa?

Gw : gx lagi apa2. lagi telepon aja. Mama mw apa buat hari Ibu?

Mama : Mama pengen sehat biar bisa liat kamu terus.

Gw : iya amiiiiiiiin (tangis pecah, berusaha biar suara gx goyang)

Mama : Kapan pulang nak?

Gw : sekarang belum bisa pulang, nanti abis skripsinya kelar baru pulang. Aku usahaan secepatnya ya ma…

Mama : iya, manfaatin waktu kamu semaksimal mungkin yaaa…

Gw : iya beres ^_^ (masih berusaha buat gx nangis kejer)

Mama : mau ngomong sama Bapak?

Gw : Gx usah,, kan ini hari ibu, jadi ngomong sama Mama aja.

Bapak : (suaranya kedengeran sayup-sayup karena cuma teriak dari jauh) Bapak Gak Suka Hari Ibu!!!

Mama : emang kenapa?

Bapak : soalnya gak ada hari Bapak.

Gw n Mama : haha,,Bapak jealous. ;D

Gw : nanti aku sendiri yang buat hari Bapak, khusus buat Bapak ku.hehe

Mama : (ngomong sama bapak) tuh anaknya bilang nanti dibuatin Hari Bapak. 🙂

(ngomong sama gw) Jadi mw ngomong sama Bapak apa enggak?

Gw : Gx usah ah..

Bapak : (Masih sayup-sayup) Iya gx usah, paling cuma mw minta duit bulanan.

Gw : (teriak di tlp) YEEEEEEE !!!! ENAK AJA!!! SU’UDZON MULU AMA ANAKNYA. >0<

Bapak : (Masih tetep sayup-sayup) Udah tutup teleponnya, ntar abis pulsa loe,,,

Gw : yaudah ma, aq tutup teleponnya yaa,,Assalamualaikum..

Mama : wa’alaikumsalam,,

Bapak : (masih juga kedengeran sayup-sayup) Vie pulaaaang,,temenin bapak arisan keluargaaaa,,,

Gw : Aaahhh bapak berisik. Assalamualaikum lagi Ma,, >_< Mama : haha,, iya, wa’alaikumsalam lagi.

~//~

Itulah tadi sepenggal percakapan gw-nyokap-bokap di telepon sore ini. *Keluarga yang aneh*. 😀

And here’s a song that reminds me of my mom. Read the rest of this entry →

The Awesomeness of Indonesia – Kawah Ijen (Ijen Crater)

Published December 21, 2011 by thejewelholic

This time I will introduce one of  the gorgeous place in my country. KAWAH IJEN (Ijen Crater).  Located in Ijen Volcano, Bondowoso (and Banyuwangi), East Java, which has a one-kilometer-wide turquoise-colored acid crater lake. The active crater has an equivalent radius of 361 meters, a surface of 41 × 106 square meters. It is 200 meters deep and has a volume of 36 × 106 cubic meters. It’s the largest crater lake in Java Island.

Source : banyuwangikab.go.id

Last year, me and my friends (Weqy, Ayu n Angga) go on trip to this beautiful crater. We start our trip from Yogyakarta to Jember by train. And just for your information, we did a backpacker trip here. So the train cost is just IDR 33.000. We spent about 12 hours in train, me and my friends like “what?? 12 hours?? what should we do for killing the time??”. So, guess what we did?? we sleep, eat, sleep, aet, sleep again, eat again, do some games and sleep again,,hahaha 😀

After 12 hours in train, we arrived in Stasiun Jember. Then we went to Bondowoso by car. It takes one hours to go there. Oh btw, if you want to go to Ijen crater, u better rent a car from bondowoso, ‘coz there’s no public transportation to the place. Fortunately, one of us comes from Bondowoso. So right after we received my friend’s house (Angga’s house) in Bondowoso, we take our time to rest for a night there. Read the rest of this entry →

Pagelaran Drama Tari “Bhisma Mahawira – Sang Maha Dewa Bharata”

Published December 19, 2011 by thejewelholic

Kemaren gw sama adek kos gw nonton sebuah Drama Tari yang diadain oleh UKM (Unit Kegiatan Mahasiswa) Swagayugama Universitas Gadjah Mada which is universitas gw.hehe 🙂

Gw tau ada pagelaran ini dari spanduk yg terbentang deket kampus gw. Kenapa gw tertarik? awalnya gw tertarik karena itu spanduk selain berisi judul pagelaran, juga berisikan photo sang Bhisma yang (kelihatannya) gagah lengkap dengan kostumnya (halah,,hahaha). Alasan kedua adalah karena gw baru sekali nonton Sendra Tari semacam ini, yaitu duluuuuuuu banget di Prambanan. Namanya Sendra Tari Ramayana. Kapan-kapan bakal gw post tentang sendra tari yang amat sangat keren abis itu. Ok balik lagi ke Drama tari Bhisma Mahawira, jadi dengan dua alasan yang udah gw sebutin tadi (ditambah dua alasan lain yaitu suntuk di kosan terus and tiketnya murah,hehe), mulailah adek kos gw mencari tiket untuk kami berdua. Dan kami dapet tiket kelas I karena yang VIP udah abis. 😦 Read the rest of this entry →

The Musical of Laskar Pelangi (Rainbow Warrior)

Published December 17, 2011 by thejewelholic

Some years ago, maybe like 3 or 4 years ago (I forget the exact year, I’m sorry), there’s a novel from Indonesia that capture so many attention. That novel is LASKAR PELANGI (Rainbow Warrior).

The story is focused on the life in Timah – Belitong, an island in Indonesia. IKAL, the main character that represents Andrea Hirata, the novel’s writer himself. His poor family condition doesn’t keep his father to give IKAL a proper education. IKAL was sent to the village school that far from the standard of education. The school only has 10 students. But fortunately, in this school, IKAL learned many important things in his life. More than learning how to read, count or even being a champion. With all member of Laskar Pelangi (Rainbow Warriors) : MAHAR (an exentric artist), LINTANG (the genius one), TRAPANI (a mother complex), SAMSON (the bulk), SAHARA (the only girl), KUCAI (talkative), HARUN (who always trapped in his childhood life), SYAHDAN (the loser), and A KIONG (brother of IKAL’s first love), he lived his school life that full of surprised. Defeating another school in carnival contest, debating a professor in debate contest, until searching for FLO, child from the rich family, who finally join in Rainbow Warrior’s school. They did a lot of craziness, almost everyday. Even crossing the sea to find a shaman loved by MAHAR and FLO. But everything has an end. Economic condition became main forces that separated them. This novel is a great reading for those who searching for the meaning of life itself.

See how successful the novel, comes the idea to make it into a movie. As expected, the film is the highest grossing in Indonesian box office history and won a number of local and international awards. So, last year, after big success of the novel and the film, Laskar Pelangi (Rainbow Warrior) comes with the new look. Here’s THE MUSICAL OF LASKAR PELANGI.
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Kpop (Super Junior) on Jakarta Post Weekender

Published December 16, 2011 by thejewelholic

Haha,,Kpop benar-benar sedang mewabah di Indonesia. Biasanya yang mengulas soal kpop adalah majalah-majalah remaja seperti GADIS, BINTANG, GO GIRL, GAUL, KAWANKU, dll. Tapi sekarang, bahkan majalah sekaliber JAKARTA POST pun mengulas tentang Kpop. Yaaa walaupun diulasnya hanya di Tabloid ‘Weekender’ mereka, yang memang kebanyakan memuat segala macam budaya populis, livestyle and entertainment. So here’s the article :

The Cute Quotient

The Sweet young men of K-pop have girls swooning

and their creators laughing all the way to the bank.

Why here, why now?

South Korea’s best-known export today is not pickled cabbage. Instead, it comes in a sleek, pretty package and suits the tastes of people across Asia-especially young women – and increasingly the world.

Move over, kimchi. Come on down, K-pop male idols. In the past few years, Indonesian teenage girls, like their peers across Asia and increasingly in Europe, have become devoted fans of Hallyu (Korean Wave) entertainers such as Choi Siwon of Super Junior, Kim Jaejong of JYJ (formerly a member of DBSK/TVXQ and many more.

Asian countries, especially Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan, have turned out plenty of attractive young entertainers in the past, but these Korean men – stylish, well groomed and well built – fulfill a fantasy for young women of the very handsome boy next door.

According to psychologist Dewi Dewo, moviegoers want to see men who are good-looking but not intimidating.

“Why do sweet-looking boys sell? because the trend today is for them. Even young stars from the West are cute guys,” she says.

Tati Winarsih, the author of  Seoulvivor, a book on K-pop hot spots in Seoul released late November, believes that it’s only natural for everybody to want to see “beautiful creatures”.

“These girls really love those pretty boys because despite their beautiful look, they are still able to show their macho side, their manly character. They aren’t effeminate despite their beauty,” she says, adding that reality shows have helped the stars to reveal their true selves to their fans.

The dramas also sell Korea. Most of the shows treat viewers to beautiful scenes of Korea’s main tourism sites. The dramas also perform wonders in advertising traditional Korean dishes such as kimchi and bibimbap.

Even UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, himself South Korean, has praised the Kpop stars, saying that, thanks to them, “Korea’s status was elevated”.

Brands of Brothers

It’s no surprise then, given the young men’s popularity and good looks, that some of them have been named brand ambassadors for South Korean cosmetics companies. Being beautiful is big business.

But apart from their beautiful faces and perfect skin, do these boys have another selling point?

“I admire their hard work. They are like the representative of Korea as a nation. They really work hard to achieve what they have become now. Other than that, they seems polite, creative and respect theit senior,” said Laksmi, a mother of two teenagers, who loves watching dramas from Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Indeed, the artists udergo training – polishing their looks ad talens – for THREE TO SEVEN YEARS before they finally debut, depending on each individual’s talent.

Even after going through such intensive training – or maybe because of it – at times they forget their dance moves or lyrics. Siwon is an example. The 25-years-old once punched a wall, shocking his fellow Super Junior members, because he was angry with himself for forgetting his dance moves, as revealed in the Secret of Super Junior by Yu Kigoshi.

The comprehensive training system, according to SM Entertainment CEO Kim Young-Min, is the secret behind the success of K-pop. SM is currently the biggest entertainment agency in South Korea, with its stable of stars including DBSK, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee and f(x).

“If a group concept is choosen, then the members start training their foreign languages, dancing and singing.” he was quoted as saying by Soompi.com. “I think the most important aspect of training is training a celebrity’s personality.”

“Creating” a superstar is not cheap enterprise. SM founder, Lee So-man, revealed how his agency spent 4 billion won (US$4 million) grooming the original five members of DBSK, according to chosun.

With its simple dance moves and catchy lyrics and melodies, K-pop has capture the heart of fans worldwide, bridging the language gap. Despite predictions that hallyu fever will fade soon, or gripes that the boys are all style and no substance, all signs show it is still going strong.

And those pretty boys still have what it take.

Itu tadi kurang lebih isi dari arikel yang di muat di Jakarta Post Weekender (For January 2012) by Primastuti Handayani. And sorry, berhubung artikelnya panjang dan gw adalah pecinta Super Junior, jadi artikelnya gw potong (cuma yang berkaitan sama k-pop dan Super unior doank yang gw tulis, yang berhubungan sama DBSK, Kim Hyun-joong atau pun JYP gx gw tulis,,hehehe).

Gw sebagai pecinta k-pop sering banget di olok-olok temen-temen gw karena gw menggilai Super Junior yang notabene BoyBand dengan member paling banyak di dunia. Padahal menurut gw gx ada yang salah sama boyband. Selama mereka punya skill dance and singing yang OK, gx ada salahnya mereka jadi idola yang di puja-puja banyak orang (baca : cewek). Tampang ganteng (tolong banget diinget kalo ganteng tuh relatif yaa,,menurut gw membernya Super Junior itu ganteng-ganteng. Terserah deh orang lain mau bilang apa?! hehe) itu cuma bonus. Dan mereka di training bertahun-tahun. sekali lagi gw tekankan. BERTAHUN-TAHUN. So, skill mereka gx di ragukan lagi. Soal suara boleh diadu sama penyanyi lain koq. Jadi jangan pikir mereka cuma bisa loncat-loncat sambil lipsync. 🙂

PS : Sorry pict na agak burem and gx enak di liat. Gw cuma pake camera HP soalnya, and tangan gw tremor. haha 😀