Friday, December 24

2 years and 2months

I want to make all the braces girls out there to go to their dentists regularly and at the end experience the undescribeable feeling after it (even though I REALLY KNOW how hard it is to move your lazy asses! HA!)

Amazingly TEETHLESS :D

Thursday, November 11

Barack Obama in Jakarta, Indonesia (less than 24hrs)

The #1 people in U.S. (probably the world) visited Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, for the first time since he was elected as the first 'black' President of United States of America on 2009.
Barry (Barack's litte nickname when he lived in Indonesia) came along with his elegant wife, Michelle Obama, and U.S. troops by the Air Force One (it was so damn cool!) at Monday evening. Indonesia, esp. Jakarta, was really serious to welcome them. Almost 2,000 Indonesian cops from Kapolri (Kepolisian Negara Republik Indonesia) were on Jakarta's road!! I understood my government want to serve the best security as it could be, but somehow I thought it's too much. I felt like livin' in NYC in those days!
Barry & Michelle at Masjid Istiqlal, Jakarta
A leader probably would have lovers and haters, and so do Mr. Obama. There are several groups in Indonesia who rejected his visit to Indonesia. I wasn't quite sure what's their backgrounds. What I knew is that they hate the United States related to US's involvement at the Middle East war. Like, maybe sort of you know, that Indonesia has the world's largest Moslems. They, who protested Obama's visit, might concern with the middle east issue that involved many Islamic countries there. Well, I thought it might be the reason.
He gave speech at my campus, Universitas Indonesia, at Tuesday morning. My campus was closed for public and there were no classes for the day. I didn't attend the speech but I watched it live on tv. And in less than 20 minutes, he 'bewitched' us with his inspiring speech. I just love the way he amazed us. For full speech transcript here, for the video here.
      I believe that the history of both America and Indonesia gives us hope. It’s a story written into our national mottos. E pluribus unum – out of many, one. Bhinneka Tunggal Ika – unity in diversity. We are two nations, which have travelled different paths. Yet our nations show that hundreds of millions who hold different beliefs can be united in freedom under one flag.
Little Barack statue at Menteng (now isn't there anymore because of protests of some citizens)

Tuesday, November 9

Gambar Darurat

A newest project with Jason Iskandar, a talented young film maker with some short film portofolios you can watch them, here.
 ..along with a few of old & new friends :-) so much fun!
 
Sentul, West Java, Indonesia
Just wait and see the final!


Quote of the day: 
"Money does talk in the sake of photography, instead of skills."

xx

Saturday, October 30

Our Prayer

"Doaku, Doamu, Doa Kita" (My prayer, Your prayer, Our prayer)
by Bona Sidjabat; an Information System student, Universtas Indonesia year 2009.
It's all about multicultural issue and become one of the top 20 photos at UI Festival 2010.
Let your heart vote the best one, here.
Thanks a bunch :)


p.s. this photo is like making letters U and I, isn't it? My university, Universitas Indonesia (UI), represents the diversity of Indonesia. Multicultural issue... much?

Thursday, October 28

Well, at least they #prayforindonesia..

Mentawai Tsunami, Padang's Earthquake, Merapi's erruption... Indonesia definitely has a combo.
In the meantime, I've found these similiar tweets from the public figures' timeline today
How about the Indonesians? How about us? #prayforindonesia also? I think we should do further to #actforindonesia as Alanda said. Today is Hari Sumpah Pemuda though! Feel the youth spirit and let's do something really good today! I'm planning to make a donation and go to the fundraising concerts, how about you?
courtesy of my favorite photographer, Dony Indiarto
p.s. It's the earth calling, not me.

Saturday, October 23

Sunday, September 19

(Complaining)

Deadline ini deadline itu ngurusin ini ngurusin itu
tugas ini tugas itu omongan ini omongan itu tuntutan ini tuntutan itu
DAN semua akan bertambah semakin buruk dimulai dari Senin besok.
Minggu-minggu terakhir September ini bikin gilaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
@#$&?!*
Mana ada staff yang performanya tidak begitu memuaskan... tambah beban pikiran :" (
Perhaps, it's a new challange for me, no? Argh
(!!!)

Saturday, September 18

Black labrador

#birthdaywish #currentobsession
*Someone give me this cute puppy. I'll name it Pepper.
*My parents allow me to have another dog after my best brother (RIP) Cello.
*Build a dog cage at my house.
Please :' (
*photo source

US$ 4 millions of plastic surgeries = Disaster!

let me introduce you a horrible plastic surgery victim who used to be a beautiful young lady, Joycelyn Wildenstein.

Wednesday, September 15

Ulun Danu

"Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, or Pura Bratan, is a major water temple on BaliIndonesia — the other major water temple being Pura Ulun Danu Batur. The temple complex is located on the shores of Danau Bratan (Lake Bratan) in the mountains near Bedugul."
-Mr.Wikipedia 
When I went there, a local cultural & ritual ceremony was on at the temple. It's quite a big one because there are so many local people attending this ceremony. Look at their outfits... I love their traditional clothes wheteher it's Balinese man or woman. They're just lovely.
Uniquely beautiful! isn't it? :)

"another dream spot had been conquered...:)"
August 2010.
Courtesy of Bona Sidjabat.

xx