Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas has Passed, New Year is Sneaking

Not like the other years, this Christmas seemed to be meaning-less. This 2011's Christmas became just another National Holiday. Which actually didn't feel like one because the Dec 25th fell right on SUNDAY. The day when we all having day off! With or without National Holiday.
This wasn't also my first Christmas since working. I've passed once. So don't know why the atmosphere of Christmas seemed just faded away.

Didn't like the other Christmas we've, okay I've been through before 2011. The previous Christmas were delightful. Lotsa fun, been deary waited since months before, and other expressions of joy and happiness on Christmas day.
But, like it or not, the Christmas day has passed almost a week ago. With not so many mark left inside this heart. And before we, or I even realize what is it, or how could it happened, the New Year's already sneaking on the edge. Waiting to be celebrated!

Just writing here.
have a joyful day, then.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Eva Quote

"When your closest person get mad at you, and able to SHOW you the reason(s), be wise! Lucky to still have a closest person - Twitter Dec 24th

"If you wanna do a comparison, you have to make it "apple to apple" - twitter Dec 24th

"Berproses pelan-pelan itu tidak sama dengan TIDAK berusaha, lho" -Twitter Dec 23rd

" #ThingsYouShouldNOTdo cheat on the one who always be there for you in all ups and downs, and take her love for granted" -twitter Dec 23rd

# ThingsYouShouldNOTdo listen to that Adele songs when you are broken hearted. It'll bring you to death faster." -twitter Dec 23rd

"I know it just like I can see it on my nails. But somehow, the feeling of recognize it and get no apologize at all is horrible" -twitter Dec 23rd in reply to @echaanes

"Never Lie or Hide something from me! because I'll always know! Your choice is to keep that Lie, or start confessing and APOLOGIZE" -twitter Dec 23rd

"A Lie is a lie. Always. You confess? It's a great step! Apologize? Even better. but no matter what, STILL a Lie." -twitter Dec 23rd

"Well dear, you are very good at lie. It's like BREATHING for you. Go on you greedy ma!1 When the food runs out, you'll die!" -twitter Dec 23rd. inspired by NINE Movie.

"Perhaps it's too many whys in this world to be answered by because(s) - twitter Dec 20th

"No matter what your purpose is, your background is, but doing harm on yourself and cause death never be a good one for me. Ever." twitter Dec 11th.

"Dear Santa, I know it's kinda impossible to ask for World Peace. please find my revised Christmas wish: 'Everybody Loves Everybody'." -twitter Dec 10th

"kita sudah hati-hati tapi masih 'ditabrak'. Berarti masalah nggak akan pandang bulu. Tugas kita untuk mencegah semampunya." -twitter Dec 9th.

"When you think no one is care for you anymore, look around. Still found no one? then look inside yourself. Perhaps you cause this matter." -Twitter Dec 4th.

"If Push-Up bra is like a bag of chips: Half Empty. So what do you call a Double Push-Up bra? A Bullshit bag of Chips? LOL." -Twitter Dec 2nd

"If you think you can not do those great things, easy, just be a nice person." -Twitter Dec 2nd.

"How could you say 'i know how it feels' when you definitely never walk in my shoes? STFU!." -Twitter nov 29th.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love. Image by: Eva Tarida. Eva Tarida Blog

 Unconditional Love. This term is very well known IMO. Clearly that the "unconditional" word already explained that there'll be no terms and condition follow along that "Love" word. Which means, to love unconditionally. To love without any of whys, whens, and because. To love with 'even though". Which I believe no man could ever done that. No man. I repeat Not-Any-Single-person could!.
Disagree? Well, that's fine. We have the right to have opinions (as long as we express them wisely and in order). Everybody has the right to agree, disagree, and doesn't care.

I surfed once on the internet, and found a blog. There she (the writer of the blog is female) also wrote about this unconditional love. And put herself as the one who loves her boyfriend (well now, ex-boyfriend) unconditionally. And to strengthen her writings and opinion, she put that Bruno mars' Just The Way You Are song at the end. And she gave examples like: she wasn't able to cook, but one time she woke up very early, went to the market, bought some ingredients and started to cook for her boyfriend. At last,she said that she with all her big-heartedly say "have a great life and congratulations" of her ex-boyfriend with his new girlfriend.

Unconditional Love (?). Between parents and Children?. Eva Tarida image. Eva Tarida Blog

And do you guys think that paragraph above really explains "Unconditional Love?." I could barely say NO. No matter how loving you are, no matter how deep you love someone, how big your love to them, how great your sacrifice to your loved ones (whoever they are), I still can say it is NOT an unconditional love. Wh? As easy as this, answer these questions, you say yo love him/her, but when they hurt you do you still get mad and say your anger? When they left you, do you feel very hurt and write some nice and easy love poems to remind them how great you both were, how big your sacrifices were? Isn't that you love them because they were chasing you, saying all great things about you you were seduced and then loved them back? Isn't that you love them because they were on your "my type of ideal boyfriend/girlfriend"? And soooo many other questions.

Do you now understand why I did say that I believe no man could have done this Unconditional Love. No one. Only GOD who is able to do that. Period.

Quote of my life: Je suis condamné à être libre - Jean Paul Sartre

Dear Santa.. I'll Buy My Own Gift #Joke

Since  the atmosphere of Christmas is everywhere, I also read a nice joke about it.
If You remember the song Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, which also covered by Michael Bolton, there come the terms and condition if you want a gift from Santa: Be Good. :)
Well, this is of course half true half not. half true, that it's good to be good. it's true that you can get a gift (or two) by being good. but it's not true that Santa will climb down your chimney and bring your gift(s) :D

By The way, the joke is about that:
A boy preparing his wishlist for Santa this Christmas. he has to prepare himself and make sure that Santa knows he's a good boy for this whole year.
here's his letter-to-be-prepared for Santa;
"Dear Santa I've been good all year! Ok most of the time. I Mean once in a while. Oh... F*ck it, I'll buy my own sh#t."

LOL!! I believe he throw away that paper to the bin. :D

Monday, December 12, 2011

In My Shoes

In My Shoes. Eva Tarida image. Eva Tarida Blog.
I'm writing this to remind everyone, including me. That everybody has their own reason to decide a choice. Everybody has their own thought to choose an option instead of another.

I'm writing this to remind everyone, including me. That never judge too much on first sight. We might have a first impression. But never let it ruin everything.

I'm writing this to remind everyone, including me. That we all are human being. Have flaws here and there. Have something calls dilemma. Have wrong decision sometimes. have stubborn sometimes.

I'm writing this to remind everyone, including me. That everybody has their own path of life. the future and the past. What they've been through, what they're dealing with now, what they'll go through later. Even twins are never the exact 100% same in every single aspect.

I'm writing this to remind everyone, including me. That the idiom "Don't judge a book by its cover" is meant for both condition. Sometimes the cover might awesome with horrible content, or the cover might disgusting but with excellent content.

I'm writing this to remind everyone, including me. That there's always an IN MY SHOES statement to be heard, to be said, to be listened, to be on thought, to be understood. Walk a mile in my shoes first. Then you have the right to say a word about me, what I am doing, what I am dealing with, which one I've chosen, what i am going to do, where I am going to go, and else...

We might never give a shit to one's history of their reaction or act. But no matter what, we still have to understand. You might never know, when the turns come to you.

Quote of today (my life): Je suis condamné à être libre - Jean Paul Sartre

Friday, December 09, 2011

The Damned United

This post is just a teaser. 
Me and my boyfriend are football maniacs. We love watching football/soccer, the games, the players, the analysis, the rumors, the news, the movie about it, etc.

Well, beside GOAL, GOAL 2, GOAL 3, and Green Street Hooligan, there is also one good Football movie, entitled: The Damned United. NOT Manchester United, but Leeds United. I don't like MU by the way. The only thing I like on MU is David Beckham. Period. 

Okay, back to The Damned United. My boyfriend and I searched for this movie all the way. I surfed also in the internet, but all I got was "Sorry, Sold out" :( But then, for the sake of big curiosity and desire-fullfilness, I surfed more and more, and I found this website. Ahahahaa.. Yeah! Thanks GOD!

Exactly on Dec 7th, 2011, the DVD arrived safely at home. I watched it for around 30 minutes only. I was just got back from watching the Mr. Big concert :p so, i was too tired to watched it full.
The first 30 minutes was amazing. Please wait a while so that I can post the full review and opinion :D

Thursday, December 08, 2011

MR. BIG #ArthursDay

Eva Tarida on Guinness Mr. Big Arthursday - Stage. Eva Tarida image
After Firehouse concert has done last year, I am heading to Mr. Big concert :D
Read an update on the twitter, me and my friend, San-san suddenly connected each other and contacted each other that Mr. Big would held a concert in Surabaya!  Followed the updates from @Guinnessid , San-san checked the to booked the pre-sale ticket. There, we got the tickets! My two sisters also joined along to watched the concert.

Anyway, this concert held in 60 countries, Indonesia in one of them, and they chose 4 big cities: Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya, Makassar. This is to commemorate the Arthur Guinness - The founder of Guinness - day.

For short, on Dec 7th, 2011
I asked my boss to left the office earlier. Then I drove back home, got prepared and went to Grand City with my sister to met another friends there. Oh, btw, San-san cancelled her presence due to work matter. So then I overhanded the ticket to another friend. He paid of course :)
There was a very long line of queue. It wasn't just a line, but two very long lines. While we were queuing, one of the committee said that we could directly came in to the concert hall from the mall. So, Half of us went up to the mall and had a queue there.The security check was very strict. But that's very oke with me :) Plus, they didn't allow anyone to smoke during the concert! GREAT! :)

Eva Tarida on Guinness Mr. Big Arthursday -Photo Booth. Eva Tarida Image

Eva Tarida on Guinness Mr. Big Arthursday -Venue. Eva Tarida Image

We got a cool rubber bracelet that contained with ID. We have to registered first, then we could took a photo at the photo booth they had. What fun was that the photo could automatically shared on our facebook (registered ones) and would be shown in big screen later. Well, I saw my pict on the big screen several times :D And if we post a tweet using the #ArthursDay hashtag, it'd also shown in the big screen's running text. Saw mine also :D That happened all the way during the show. Plus, if we showed that bracelet, we could got a free one slim can Guinness beer :)

Aaahh.. They also sell the limited edition signed Mr. Big latest original CD. I really wanted to bought it. But, I ran out of money, and not much time to ran down the stairs to withdrew some money from ATM.. HIX. I REGRET THIS SO MUCH!!! :(

Eva Tarida on Guinness Mr. Big Arthursday -Registration. Eva Tarida Image
At first, I thought we'd also have /RIF as the opening act. As I read on @Guinnessid twitter timeline, in Medan, Mr. Big concert was opened by /RIF. I am actually one of /RIF big fans :D. But different city, different surprise! The committee brought us NETRAL!! The crowd was going crazy with Netral rock show! They sang several songs, and ended with the famous nationality-breathed song 'Garuda di Dadaku"

MR. BIG #ArthursDay THE SHOW
After Netral finished their performance the crowd went crazier! We yelled MR. BIG!! MR. BIG!! MR. BIG!! MR. BIG!!. Then, the light went off, Eric Martin (vokal), Paul Gilbert (gitar), Billy Sheehan (bass), dan Pat Torpey (drum) came out and had a check sound. Note: This was also one big reason why people really attracted to came in to MR. BIG concert! They came with the first full team.. AAAAAAAAHHH!!!
Their preparation was a bit long there, but we could enjoyed the video they played on big screen shown the other concert they've done. I saw Westlife, and a bit regretting my self for not attending their concert..

Then, suddenly the lights went ON and MR. BIG is THERE!! They smashed us with "Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy"!! Who doesn't know this song, brothers and sisters?? We sang all along! It was AMAZING!! They had the atmosphere!!
You know what, to watch them live and witnessed the super SOLO SKILLS Performance by Paul Gilbert and Billy Sheehan was just like magic!!!! Paul did around 2 or 3 times solo skill performances. He played like on the way to orgasm! and stopped when he already on 'peak'!! And what the crowd did? We couldn't do anything but surprised, gazed and stared with amazed feeling!! Oh My GOODNESS!!!
And don't forget about Billy! He tapped that bass just like ukulele! Very easy for him! Amazing! And we also got a battle by Paul and Billy on stage!

We cheered all the way there. The tempo in the concert hall was so dynamic. They rocked us and then soothed us with the super songs list. They also greeted us several time with Indonesian language, and replaced 'Thank you" with 'Terima kasih' :) :)
With thousands of tickets sold out, I believe you could imagine how the crowd was! CRAZY!

After several songs, Mr. Big gave us minutes to break. And of course they drank that Guinness beers :D. They acted like the concert has done. But of course we cried for MORE MORE MORE and MOOOOREEE!!! Eric grabbed the mike, paul played the intro, aaaaaand.. 'Hold On Little Girl, show me what he's done to you..." TO BE WITH YOU LIVE ON STAGE!!!!!. And not just stopped right there, they put also WILD WORLD together in a row!!
These two ballads songs, as we all know, were superb!

Finish? uh-huh! Do not underestimate this concert, lads! They suddenly switched the role! Eric to guitar, Paul to Drum, Pat to Bass, and Billy grabbed the mic! New formation!! Super surprised! But they keep surprising us again to let us shocked by switching the role again, and now Pat lead the vocal, everybody!!!!
Eva Tarida on Guinness Mr. Big Arthursday -Ticket. Eva Tarida Image

And before they really left the stage, they gave us some words, and Billy said, "It's glad to eventually come back to Surabaya." :) 

Thanks @Guinnessid for brought us the #ArthursDay celebration

The Song List:
Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy
Green Tinted Sixties Mind
Just Take My Heart
Promise Her the Moon
Addicted to That Rush
To be With You
Wild World
Smoke On the Water
Shy Boy

-- Eva Tarida Blog --

NOTE: All the images above are Eva Tarida's private courtesy.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Curhat #LDR

#LDR. Image by Eva Tarida

Semenjak LDR, nampaknya bisa jadi blog ini jadi ajang curhat berlebih. 
Walaupun sudah jelas segala sesuatu yang berlebih itu tidak baik. Seperti bengkaknya dana pembangunan jalan X, tapi baru seminggu sudah krowak-krowak (berlubang-lubang. Bayangkan kalau beli es buah, terus ibu penjualnya bikin bulatan-bulatan dari buah Pepaya. naah.. buah pepaya utuh itu akan jadi Krowak-Krowak. Begitu) sehingga muncul spekulasi terjadinya Korupsi di pelbagai divisi.
Namun, apa daya, walaupun sudah tahu dan ada analogi semacam itu, yang namanya perempuan pasti tak bisa jauh-jauh dari curhat. Mau curhatnya sungguhan, curhat apa adanya, curhat berlebay, curhat sombong, dan sebagainya.
Ngomong-ngomong, malam ini saya nulis pakai laptop tempur saya lagi, setelah hampir 6 bulan doi nganggur di tasnya dalam keadaan mati dan baterai terlepas (katanya sih begitu, ya. Kalau barang elektronik mau dinganggurin gitu, kalau ada baterainya kudu dilepas. Entah kenapa). Enak juga ngetik dengan kibor dempet-dempet ini setelah sekian lama ngetik pakai kibor pisah-pisah dengan komputer jinjing merek buahnya Isaac Newton itu.

Soal LDR, nasib saya akhirnya jadi sama rasa dengan sahabat baik saya si Melissa Agnes. Dia sih sudah pengalaman banget soal LDR. Gara-gara dari sejak awal pacaran sama pacarnya (ya iyalah! Masa' dia pacaran sama pacar saya?? Pengkhianatan itu namanya!!) sahabat saya ini selalu LDR. Sudah 2 tahun lebih deh, sementara saya baru seminggu lebih sehari. Istilahnya, kalau di dunia game gitu doi sudah expert. Sementara saya masih beginner atau newbie kalau di Kaskus. Hehe.
Menyebalkannya, si Gincu (panggilan sayang saya untuk sahabat saya si Melissa Agnes ini) yang sudah saya beri label dan melabeli dirinya dengan sahabat baik sejak dalam kandungan rupanya sedang gemar melakukan pembalasan dendam. Segala goda-godaan yang dulu sering saya lontarkan ke dia karena status LDR itu sekarang digoda-godakan kembali ke saya. Menyebalkan kan. HUH. Awas saja kamu


Who doesn't familiar with the word ZODIAC? At least, I am familiar with it.
There are 12 zodiac signs that we barely know this far.

12 Zodiac Sign. Source.
As listed there, I am one of those Aquarians around the world :D Summarizing from several source, here I found about Aquarians;

AQUARIUS - Image source. Eva Tarida blog
Witty. Honest. Clever. Humanitarian. Inventive. Original. Independent. Successful. Verbal intellectual. Firm in Opinion. Creative and smart.

Stubborn. Unemotional. Sarcastic (it could be a strength too tho). Rebellious. Aloof. Paradox (e.g: Happy to be alone, but dislikes loneliness). Emotionally detached.


Fighting for causes. Dreaming and planning for future. Thinking of the past. Good companions. Having fun (who doesn't btw?).

Full of air promises. Excessive loneliness. The Ordinary. Imitations. Idealistic. Lies

AQUARIUS GOOD. Source. Eva Tarida Blog
INDEPENDENT is one that very clear explaining about Aquarians.  If anyone or anything try to hold them down or restrict them, it'll cause them to flee. Aquarians have a basic need to be free on their own. It's an essential to their well being.

PARADOX. This word explained how Aquarians are very hard to understood. Some sources may say that if you think you understand an Aquarian, that because they let you know those parts. But beside that, an aquarian is a kind hearted friend that will go out of their way to help another. The best thing is, Aquarians never expect a return after all those good things they've done. It's naturally. They always asking "why" until to their own existence, and their needs to be recognized, but you'll never see it on a surface of an Aquarian, and it won;t bother an Aquarian, because they really realize that they're unique and special, and rather to be an individual than conform to a group.
To have a friend with an Aquarius, you may surprise every each meeting :)

AQUARIUS BAD. Source. Eva Tarida Blog

EMOTIONALLY DETACHED. It's simply because Aquarians have a fear of losing their independence. A bit of Individualistic, but well.. Aquarians love to keep the distance. So, If an Aquarian getting really close and involve to you, be happy! 'Cause they soberly choose you among everyone else! Once an Aquarian fall in love, or mentally connected to their partner, they're forever loyal. Unless you give Aquarians no other option but leaving. They are not simply unemotional, but more as an intellect driven rather than emotional driven. Thus, every emotion would be taken as a personal and combined with their ideas.

REBEL is one of Aquarians way to say that they're having their own way of living. Thus come those stubbornness which sometimes can causes them failure. This stone-head habit will make an Aquarian keep doing things on their way even though others have proved it wrong. And as a smart person, an Aquarian can easily poke fun on others look dull or inferior. To let them down, sometimes make a personal fun to an Aquarian. It's not an Aquarian fault to be smarter, but the in-sensitiveness could cause any problem then.
But, even though Aquarians are stubborn and very fixed in opinion, they will never ever impose their ideas to others. Aquarians respect everybody's differences.

CONCLUSION: Try never to understand an Aquarian. They're forever paradox, but really honest. They'll find another way out from the crowd and make their own way. they will listen from several clusters, and build a new formula. They can deal with any kind of personalities because they 'live and let live' and very respecting other's differences. They'll never intentionally hurt anyone, but will without no doubt pick the weak one to shower them with verbal exercises.

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Friday, December 02, 2011

Happy Christmas

And..... December is coming!!!! :D
The most expected month in a year, I believe is December! :) Especially the Christmas day.
All the cheerful already sounding all over the town and comes out from everybody. I don't know what this December has, but always, a grateful month.
As I also celebrating Christmas, preparation of Christmas tree is done. We are not buying the new one, just placing again the old Christmas tree, but perhaps adding some new Christmas tree decorations. Can't wait to build up this tree :)

Me and My Christmas Tree. Eva Tarida Blog
Also, Christmas songs already played in several stores and places. Not to forget, my own office. HAHA. Ce Anita, one of my office mate even already played the Christmas song since early November.. LOL! Made us longing more for Christmas.

There's one Christmas Song, (well perhaps not really a Christmas song, but a song that also brought up Christmas words or something) that I always love to hear. from the late John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono.
WAR IS OVER - John Lennon & Yoko Ono. Image Source
Eva Tarida Blog

So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
A new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas (War is Over, if you want it, war is over now)repeat with verse
For weak and for strong
The rich and the poor ones
The road is so long
So happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let's stop all the fight

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas (War is over, if you want it, war is over now) repeat with verse
And what have we done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Christmas
And we hope you have fun
The near and the dear ones
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear
War is over, if you want it
War is over now

Merry Christmas

This song means a lot. That war is over, and will be over if we all want it to be over. So, Happy Christmas!

Thursday, December 01, 2011


Rama and Eva.  eva tarida blog

LDR. One of famous acronym that stands for Long Distance Relationship.
Hate to say that I am doing it now. Like it or not. With my boyfriend.
Been more than 5 years in a relationship with my boyfriend, we never separated by distance like this. Well, okay we also got a week or two didn’t meet each other because of holiday or whatever, but this time is serious. He accepted in 1 big F&B company. One that he also dream on. But, he must agreed to be placed in other city :’(
and for sake of everything, and since we both are still very young, we decided together to accept it. :)
Well, I, We, must try really hard for each other’s best sake. Trust and fun should never go.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown band. Image taken from here. Eva Tarida blog
dimulai dari saya dan pacar saya, Rama pergi ke karaoke keluarga. Dia memilih salah satu lagu yang dia bilang bagus dan saya pasti suka. Rama bilang kalau lagu ini dulu tahun 2009 sudah pernah dia perdengarkan ke saya tapi saya tak acuh saja waktu itu. Selain itu saya juga punya masalah short-term memory lost. HAHA..

Well, for short, bener-bener saya jatuh cinta pada lagu itu. Judulnya Chicken Fried. Dinyanyikan oleh Zac Brown Band. Penyanyi + gitarisnya wajahnya seperti Seth Rogen mixed with Zach Galifianakis.. LOL!!
Anw, nuansa yang dibawa Zac Brown Band ini adalah country. And since I already declare myself as a Pop-Country woman, this song really have my ears :)

A brief explanation about  Zac Brown Band (from Wikipedia Zac brown Band)
Zac Brown Band is an American country music, southern rock, and folk band based in Atlanta, Georgia. The lineup consists of Zac Brown (vocals, guitar, bass guitar, percussion), Jimmy De Martini (fiddle, vocals), John Driskell Hopkins (bass guitar, guitar, vocals), Coy Bowles (guitar, keyboards), Chris Fryar (drums) and Clay Cook (guitar, keyboards, mandolin, steel guitar, vocals).

The band has toured throughout the United States, including a slot on the 2009 and 2010 Bonnaroo Music Festival. They have also recorded four studio albums, and charted seven Number One singles on the Billboard country charts: "Chicken Fried", "Toes", "Highway 20 Ride", "Free", "As She's Walking Away", "Colder Weather", and "Knee Deep" in addition to the single "Whatever It Is," which peaked at number 2 on the same chart.
Asal tahu saja, Zac Brown Band sudah mendapatkan berbagai nominasi dan awards. Empat nominasi di 2009 CMA Awards: New Artist of The Year, Song of the Year, Singleof the Year, dan Music Video of the Year untuk lagu Chicken Fried ini. :) Di 2009 juga, mereka menyabet tiga nominasi Grammy Awards untuk kategori Best Country Album, Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, dan Best New Artist. Dan di 2010, mereka memenangkan Grammy untuk Best New Artist.

Selain Chicken Fried, telinga saya juga sangat dimanjakan oleh lagu Toes (asyik banget nuansa pantai Hula-hula), Colder Weather (lebih love ballad), dan Whatever It Is (MUCH MORE romantic than Bruno Mars' Just The Way You Are!!)

Well, just decide to listen to them! :D

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Save Our Orangutan

Orangutan. Pict taken from: 

I am not the kind of social person or whatsoever. i am more consider myself as creative individualistic person.
However, one time I read my twitter timeline full of @Putranababan RT'ed of #Orangutan matter. 
It attracted me for awhile, but then I moved on. Till I read @deelestari TL asking about @DrBirute twitter account. Well, this made me attracted.
Then I searched along and found out the terrible fact the people in our country has made on Orangutan. I was shocked reading those news.

@ The biggest threat to orangutans ten years ago was illegal logging. Today, is the palm oil industry. >> 

The slaughtered happened in Borneo really scratched my chest! I know how precious human being is, but, hell-o! Orangutans have their own right to live! And believe it or not, Our forest in Borneo and Sumatera are the best for Orangutan!

@ Orangutans are the only great apes of Asia, found in Southeast Asia on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. >>

I searched more and found one donation program promoted via facebook. Which we have to doing votes, and the Community - Chase Community Giving - who has USD 3 millions to share will count the voters till the deadline, and give the share for the voted donation.
The vote has ended in Nov 22, 2011, and Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) got USD 25,000 share. :) 
I was following this news since Nov 15th, 2011 and this news excited me so much!!
I keep following and promoting also reminding people from my twitter account, so that people will realize the danger we are in now!

Well, I don't know, but this is the very first time I really interested in social matter like this. I even planned to sign up to Dr. Birute's Borneo tour to learn about Orangutan.

@ It's not their fault looking foods till your field it's you GUYS who STOLE their FOREST and FOODS to become your own sake field!

Let's make this world a better place. If we cannot doing great things, at least we can be a kind and nice person.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Rasa Syukur

Berhubung hari ini agak santai, jadi saya mampir sebentar ke facebook. Mengintip note-note lama saya.
Ada satu Note yang saya buat hasil mengambil kisah orang lain dari blognya.
Cukup dapat tanggapan positif. Namun saya tetap masukkan sumber cerita tersebut + saya taruh opini saya pribadi.

Silakan dinikmati:

Sebuah kisah nyata yang tak sengaja kubaca hari ini membuatku sadar akan kurangnya rasa syukur selama ini dalam hidupku. Walaupun memang benar ada banyak sekali hal tidak menyenangkan yang terjadi.
Sedikit banyak, seperti ini kisahnya ( aku akan cerita ulang, dengan sedikit gaya penuturanku :) )

Pagi hari dengan membawa beberapa lembar uang di tangan dengan banyak pikiran untuk mengalokasikan uang itu di pos-posnya, tak sengaja aku melihat seorang tukang sampah yang lewat dengan gerobaknya.
mengingat hari ini adalah hari pembayaran iuran sampah, suamiku langsung tergesa-gesa keluar dan menyerahkan selembar sepuluhribuan. Tukang sampah tersebut menghampiri suamiku dan menerima uang tersebut dengan senyum bahagia dan ucapan terimakasih. Sangat bahagia, tulus, dan penuh syukur.
Terhenyak dengan kenyataan di tanganku ada berlembar uang dengan nillai ratusan kali lebih banyak dari yang diterima tukang sampah itu tadi. namun aku tidak tersenyum dan bersyukur. 
Sementara, kalu dipikir lagi, berapa sih penghasilan tukang sampah itu? dengan iuran sepuluhribu rupiah per bulan untuk tiap rumah, dan volume sampah sebanyak itu, mungkin ia hanya mampu mengurus 50 rumah saja. Itu berarti hanya sekitar 500ribu rupiah per bulan dengan kerja keras tanpa henti. Masih belum diwarnai dengan bau menyengat sampah-sampah.
Saat suamiku kembali, aku bertanya mengapa tukang sampah itu begitu senang menerima uang sepuluhribuan tadi? Rupanya ada seorang ibu dari warung sebelah yang meminta keringanan untuk membayar iurannya bulan depan. Sehingga, tukang sampah itu sangat senang ada yang membayarnya tepat waktu.
Membaca kisah itu tadi, aku sendiri cukup tertampar. Seberapa tinggi sih pendidikan tukang sampah itu? Belum tentu ia pernah merasakan seragam putih abu-abu. Sementara kita menyia-nyiakan masa kuliah yang mahal hanya dengan alasan, bosan, malas, jenuh, nggak asyik, dan sebagainya. 
Berapa besar sih pendapatan tukang sampah itu per bulan? Belum lagi ia masih harus mengurus anak-isterinya. Ditambah dengan pekerjaannya yang rentan dengan penyakit. Sementara kita yang tenang saja menerima uang saku rutin selalu mengeluh dengan minimnya uang saku yang kita terima.
Dalam sehari, belum tentu tukang sampah itu bisa makan layak 3x sehari. Dan kita hanya bisa protes karena belum mencicipi makanan di restoran baru dengan harga makanan lebih besar dari pendaptan tukang sampah itu sebulan.
Saat kita terus melihat ke atas, akan banyak hal yang kita keluhkan. Tapi coba lihat sekeliling dan ke bawah. maka hidup kita mestinya penuh dengan syukur.

well... it's easy to say.. but hard to do.. apalagi mengingat kita (termasuk aku juga tentu!) yang sudah terbiasa hidup enak..

Hiduplah dengan sederhana, maka kau akan melihat lebih banyak untuk disyukuri daripada diratapi. _

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sit Very Still

There are changes in life, which we, like it or not will surely happen.
Everyone knows that the only thing which never change is the change itself.
 There also came the very famous line from Serenity Prayer brought to us by Reinhold Niebuhr saying;
"Lord, grant me the serenity to accept things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
Well.. This famous line teaches us to understand the changes and how to react.
As in our own life, there also changes happened. Whether it is good or bad. The main thing is on how do we understand it, and how we react on those things. 

I also found one awesome line made by my cousin about how dynamic her life has changed, but no matter what, there are things that shan't forgotten!
At the age of four, I learned to sit very still on the edge of a chair with my two feet firmly planted on the floor. Holding my violin.
Nowadays I hope to live an active life; I will embody Energy that is infectious!
But no matter how quickly I am going, or where or how far I have gone, I will always have the ability to sit very still and keep these feet firmly planted on the floor. - Andrini Inggarwati
 There are things that change, but still remember the main point of ourselves. There will always come a time when we have to sit very still.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Whitney Houston in "It's Not Right But It's Okay" Video Clip. Image source.
Eva Tarida Blog. Reeevaaa

All my best friends, or those who get real close to me will barely know that I am a Whitney Houston lover.
She's not beautiful yet not that so fashionable IMO. But the time she starts to sing, none of the crowd will move! I believe the crowd will gaze and amazed!
Even Oprah, in her exclusive interview with Whitney, claimed that She's a woman with the voice of national treasure! This episode means a lot to me! I even cried several times knowing how hard Whitney had to got through on her ruined up marriage.

What was Bobby Meant to Whitney? her Drugs, her world.
"He was my drug. I didn't do anything without him. I wasn't getting high by myself. It was me and him together, and we were partners, and that's what my high was — him. He and I being together, and whatever we did, we did it together. No matter what, we did it together." (source)

Those one time when Whitney said that she even sacrificed her glory of fame (she dim her light) so that her bad-ass ex husband Bobby Brown could light up more and got no jealous of her! SIGH! 
This one sentence I remember when Whitney told the crowd "I'm Mrs. Brown everybody. Don't call me Ms. Houston." Hooow Lovely attitude that got none of a bit appreciate from that ex-Hubby!
Whitney, the woman with all those glory she had, was already gave up all for her beloved ones, Bobby, who never appreciate it at all.

A bit conversation when Bobby slapped Whitney during the probation which made her had to put him in jail:
Whitney: Yeah, you can't slap somebody when you're on probation. You're in violation then. So it went to domestic violence court, and I just could not see me putting him in jail.
Oprah: So were you always appearing and making those court appearances because you felt you had to stand by your man?
Whitney: I had to. Yeah, I'm his wife.  
Oprah: You know what I get now that I didn't get then as just an observer in the world? ... What I now get is that you took those vows seriously. 
Whitney: Very, Oprah. To my heart. (source)

For Whitney, Marriage vow is EVERYTHING. That's why she was doing all the best she could to be Bobby's best wife. Speechless.....

What was very great is that even tho in such darkness time, Whitney still realized she needed to find light from God! So, she never stops to read the bible... No matter how high she was, or how sober she was.. She knew that the God is there, all she needed to do was come back to the light again. Amazingly awesome. 

Then came her Mommy and said  'I'm not losing you to the world. I'm not losing you to Satan. I want my daughter back. I want you back. I want to see that glow in your eyes. That light in your eyes. I want to see the child I raised. And you weren't raised like this. And I'm not having it. So you make a choice, and you make it here today because I have a court injunction that says you have to go." 

That's the 2 points I love.
1. The ability to still realizing God and
2. Support from the very best person!

So, I present you now one of my Whitney's fave song. I know this one is made before her downfall moment - It was recorded on 1995-, but, it's great for us to always remember. The music produced by Babyface and the Music Video directed by Forest Whitaker. Wow, you name it!

Exhale (Shoop Shoop) - Whitney Houston --- Producer: Babyface 
Everyone falls, in love sometimes Sometimes it's wrong, and sometimes it's right For every win, someone must fail But there comes a point when... When we exhale, yeah yeah 
Say, shoop, shoop, shoop... 
All you gotta do is say shoop, shoop, shoop... My Lord now, shoop, shoop... 
(*) Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry Life never tells us, the whens and whys When you've got friends, to wish you well You'll find a point when, you will exhale 
Yeah, yeah 
Say, shoop, shoop, shoop.. Say shoobedoo... 
Oh, hearts are often broken 
When there are words unspoken In your soul there's, answers to your prayers If you're searching for, a place you know A familiar face, somewhere to go You should look inside your soul And you're half way there (repeat *)
I say shoop, shoop... Feels all right, you can say shoop... 

Friday, November 11, 2011

Learn to Love Yourself

There is always hard times on our life. Just as we can recall on famous line "Shit Happens Every Time", it's our job to decide how to react.
When we are facing a big wall, we need to decide, what would we do with that fvcking wall.
Will we, cry all over our tears in front of that wall?
Will we, try to climb up that wall?
Will we, get mad and kick that wall al over its surface?
Will we, throw sworn vows to the wall?
Will we, go and get a hammer or tools to stumble it down?
Will we, go and looking for a help from another party?
Will we, screaming out loud for a help and hoping someone'd hear?

It's our own free will to decide how to react, how to give ourselves a solution. And never regret what our choice will cause us. The thing is, we have to always remember on ourselves. Learining to love ourselves before we decided to choose the dreadful choice.
There's one great song, originally taped by George Benson, man who sings Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You like heaven! And later internationally popularized by my all time fave singer, Whitney Houston.

It came with a great background when Michael Masser and Linda Creed wrote this awesome song. Creed wrote the lyrics in the middle of her struggle with Breast Cancer. The words describe her feelings about the great challenges she had to face, being strong whether you fail or succeed, and passing those strengths to the children for their adult lives later. (source)

The song is called: The Greatest Love of All
Please enjoy this strengthen lyric :)

I believe the children are our  future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be
Everybody searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone who fulfill my needs
A lonely place to be
So I learned to depend on me

I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I'll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be


And if by chance, that special place
That you've been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love


Revealing After a Bad - Ass Fall

I write this in a condition of revealing after a bad-ass fall.
Everybody will at least once, fall apart. It's our own duty to stand up again and keep walking, or even running.
What do we need after the disaster fall is not much but a fully-support.
A fully support here is a support which contains:
1. Understanding
2. Forgiveness
3. Willing to fix - up
4. Real act to support to get a  better condition
5. Focus all along to the solution instead of the problem.

There 5 above are what we need from other side's. While from our self, we need nothing but a strong will and a real act to be better!
I'm happy that my beloved one are here to do those fully - support act for me :)

Here is for everybody to share.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Post in the middle of work

Nampaknya Bahasa Inggris sudah semakin lekat dengan saya, dibandingkan dengan Bahasa Indonesia.
Selama bekerja, skill berbahasa Inggris diharapkan memenuhi 2 syarat : Bagus dan Sangat Bagus! Nah Lho.
Sekitar 95% yang digunakan adalah Bahasa Inggris. Baik untuk email correspondence, abroad phone call, hingga pembuatan dokumen dan administrasi. Sisa 5% untuk berbahasa Indonesia adalah percakapan sehari-hari dengan rekan kerja, customer, dan beberapa principal yang memiliki representative di Indonesia. 

Email dengan bahasa Indonesia pun hampir tidak pernah saya lakukan dalam 5 hari bekerja dalam seminggu.
karena itu, saat kemarin harus saling berbalas email dengan customer dan menggunakan Bahasa Indonesia, saya mulai agak kagok. Merasa bahasa terlalu kaku dan berbelit dalam menyampaikan apa maksud saya. 
Kalau di blog sih, kalaupun sering nulis dalam bahasa Inggris, tapi Bahasa Indonesia juga masih sering saya pakai. Masalahnya, nulis blog itu super informal :D hehe.

Dengan kejadian ini, saya mulai takut akan memudarnya kemampuan saya dalam berbahasa Indonesia dengan baik dan benar. Tidak berlebihan lho. Seperti zaman sekarang yang saya temui anak-anak usia sekolah sangat mahir berbahasa asing, tapi begitu berbahsa Indonesia, yang keluar adalah bahasa Indonesia - Suroboyo dengan dialek dialeknya. Kadang dengerinnya agak mengganggu sih ;p Sampai-sampai waktu saya ngomong beberapa kata dalam bahasa Indonesia, banyak yang nggak tahu artinya! Oh My. 

Well, sudahlah. Daripada saya khawatir-khawatir sendiri, mendingan sekarang saya berhenti nge-blog ditengah jam kantor, dan segera ke ruang makan, karena Ibu Director saya baru saja menyelesaikan proses bikin kue Brownies coklatnya :9 yuuummmmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy  ;p

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Call From the Vatican

As you guys may read on my previous post about NINE movie, there's a song that I like the most. Sung by Penélope Cruz, with a very sexy teasing dance that I believe will gain all the attention of the audience. 
The song was sung in a scene where Guido in the bed to rest while the doctor and nurse checking on him. Carla (Penelope's cast here) is calling from a distance and start seducing Guido. Well.. you could imagine the seducing voices from remote place you listen, while you have to still realize that you are in a room with a doctor and a nurse. 
Penelope Cruz as Carla in NINE. - Eva Tarida Blog
 Ah, Why does it entitled "A Call From The VATICAN"? Hahahaaa.. Listen to the song, read the lyric. you'll notice. The best is: Watch the movie! :)
One most interesting scene IMO :)
Please check this sexy lyric also:

A Call From The Vatican 

Penelope Cruz as Carla in NINE. - Eva Tarida Blog

Guido (Spoken):

Man (Spoken):
Signore Contini. Telephone. Go ahead. It's this Signora

I was lazing around my bedroom
When an idea occurred to me I thought you might be
Wondering about.
Who's not wearing any clothes?
I'm not, my darling.
Who's afraid to kiss your toes?
I'm not.
Your mama, dear, is blowing into your ear
So you'll get her loud and clear.
I need you to squeeze me here
And here
And here...

Nurse (Spoken):
 Dottore.. The Pulse. It's Raising!
Doctor (Spoken):
Is there something wrong?

Guido (Spoken):
Um, I'm not sure. It's about my film. It's from the Vatican.
Go head, Mon Signore. Yes, of course I'm listening

Coochie coochie coochie coo...
I've got a plan for what I'm gonna do to you
So hot!
You're gonna steam and scream
And vibrate like a string I'm plucking.
Kiss your fevered little brow,
Pinch your cheeks till you say "OUW".
And I can hardly wait to show you how
Who won't care if you come to me tired and over-worked?
I won't, bambino!
Who knows a therapy to beat what you can get from me?
I don't!
But this will have to be enough for now.
(Spoken) I love you, Guido.
Penelope Cruz as Carla in NINE. - Eva Tarida Blog
 Now you know where the title of this song came from, right? :)
You may also enjoy the video. Also you can download the song here. :)

--- Eva Tarida Blog ---

Friday, September 09, 2011

NINE - The Movie

I forgot to make a post of one of my fave movies. NINE. It's a musical movie. However, I always love musical movies - with good story line, good act - 

NINE - Movie Poster  - Eva Tarida Blog
 What makes this movie so special? 
First of all the promise of the Italian atmosphere. That impressed me for sure. Next, the present of Marion Cotillard (Academy Award winning) and Penélope Cruz as a very good teaser!
I was already amazed with how the Guido Contini confusion at the very first beginning of scene. Way he said that his turn to 50 body can not cooperate with his still 10 years old mind. Let me just share you the story. I am not based on the imdb or whatever summaries. I will share the NINE story line from what I already watched :)

NINE; The Women - Eva Tarida Blog

The story focused on Guido Contini ( Daniel Day - Lewis) who is a director of lots of famous show in Italy. His fame fading slowly together with his productivity of directing. Then came on of his good friend, offers him to direct one good show. The one which promoted to be a BIG Bang show in Italy.
There, Guido prepared everything. They even moved out to another city to get the atmosphere. 
However, Guido as a very ambitious and self centered person, find it hard to running his life. A lot of questions keep playing in his mind. Too bad that he make it more complicated by playing with his own life. 
He played with his mistress, Carla (Penélope Cruz) and lied a lot to his beloved - sacrifice Wife, Luisa Contini (Marion Cotillard).
It doesn't stop just that. The complexion larger when good-charming actress keep coming and seducing him, which also got place in his eyes of interest. You name it, Claudia (Nicole Kidman), and Stephanie (Kate Hudson)
In My Opinion, Kate Hudson not really click with this whole exotic movie. She's too America and Pop in this movie. Too bad.
The other hand, also a life of Saraghina (Fergie - BEP), which also has a tough hard life, and she even gain some money from local little 8-10 years old boys who loves to watch her doing the sexy dance on the beach.
Lucky Guido, her Wife, Luisa is all the thing everybody wants. Beautiful, an actress also before she married to Guido and decided to become a full time wife, has a brilliant brain and art-sense. Guido also supported by his loyal assistant, Lili ( Judi Dench ).

Thing become worst, when Guido invites Carla to his shooting area, and then his wife is coming too. Luisa fund out, and decided that this is it. This unhealthy relationship should end.
While Guido, keep begging Luisa for not leaving. But it's too late. Luisa already sacrificed everything and got betrayed by her only love.
The desperado of Guido become worse and worse.
Wanna know more? Just watch this amazing movie.
The sing and dance scenes were among beautiful! The most is when Carla doing sexy teasing dance and sing A Call from Vatican. Boohoo.. Coochie Coochie Coochie Coo.. ;D

Carla (Penelope Cruz) - Eva Tarida Blog
I also capture few dialogues that catch my ears!
even the IMDB memorable quotes agrees with few of my choice :p

1. And it's become a problem when my body's getting 50 and my mind is 10. - Guido
2. You'll be fine! You're a world class liar, Darling! - Lili
3. See, you're playing with me. You're twisting my words. - Carla
4. Be Italian, take a chance, and steal a fire kiss. - Saraghina
5. What do we want? Laughter! What do we want? Dream! Don't ever forget that, mon cher.
6. You're just an appetite! And when you're stop being greedy, you die! - Luisa
7. You take everything and I'm empty! - Luisa
8. Guido: Thank you. Luisa: For what? Guido: Thank you for what I'm looking at. - Guido and Luisa (first meeting)
9. Luisa: Thank you. Guido: What for? Luisa: Thank you for reminding me I'm not special - Luisa and Guido (last meeting)
10. You open your mouth and the lie comes out! ... Why am I surprised?? It's like breathing for you! - Luisa
11. You have a great wife, Signor. She sacrifices! - A man on dinner to Guido
12. Guido Contini, Luisa Contini, number one genius and number one fans. Guido Contini, Luisa Contini, Passionate woman fell in love with this man. - Luisa

Conclusion of Guido's : This man already had the answer, and he needs his wife just like a beating heart. But his lust is just too busy playing around with another women. That's why he can't live.

However, I love the Luisa Contini role here :)