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 :)


Thursday, September 08, 2011

Starlight or Sunshine

Sunshine and Starlight . Source.   Eva Tarida Blog
While Perry Como use "Pocketful of starlight" on his Catch a Falling Star Lyrics,
few years later, we have Natasha Bedingfield with "Pocketful of Sunshine"
These two sky things are important. The Sun for the day, the Stars for the night.
Both song use those two shinny sky things to be put in our pocket to say that these two bright things are another one awesome thing to the one we love. Anyone. Anything. We could use them both or each one of them to brighten our moments.
To be honest, I love Perry Como's better. :)
However, even tough Sun is the Star itself, which one do you love better? Starlight or Sunshine? 
And which one do you prefer to be handed to the ones you love? Pocketful of Starlight, or Pocketful of Sunshine?
Ahh.. God is awesome!

--- Eva Tarida Blog ---

Wednesday, September 07, 2011


Puncak Parade Red Flare.  Eva Tarida blog

Milanisti Indonesia sez. Surabaya.  Eva Tarida Blog
From August 27th 2011 until September 4th 2011, we, Indonesian were having Holidays due to Moslems Eid celebration. 
This supposed to be the very desired holiday :)
Usually, me and my family already had a plan to go out town. And the last 3 Eid Holidays were spent in Jogjakarta. Oh wow!But not for this time. Because my sister is having an internship in a Hotel, which means, she still had to work eventough in a holiday. So, no family out town vacay.

As I already also had a plan, this situations were okay for me ;) I already applied to join the MILAN GLORIES tour to Jakarta from Milanisti Indonesia Sezione Surabaya.
Me and my boyfriend applied to this event. Which held in GBK Stadium, Jakarta, Sept 4th, 2011. So, I need to submit my permission - to - not - come - in - the - office at September 5th 2011.
With some amount of money, we already facilitated with Bus, Hotel, Ticket to the Stadium, and Food for Breakfast and Lunch :)

Sept 2nd, 2011
Gathered in Milanisti Indonesia sez. Surabaya headquarters
Wait there for hours to get prepared.
18.30 The bus arrived, then on our way to Jakarta :)
Almost 24 hours trip to Jakarta from Surabaya with Bus. MAN!!
Of course we had there few stops to take rest, eat, and have some pee :D

Anyway, it was a very great trip. We were crazy inside the bus! hahaaaa.. Laughing, throwing jokes, singing all the way, etc.

Sept 3rd, 2011
Almost arrive in West Java. Anyway, Surabaya is located in East Java, and Jakarta is in West Java. So, we have to drove across the east and Central Java to reach Jakarta.
On noon, around 3 PM, we arrive at the Hotel. Kebayoran Hotel.
There, all the other Milanisti from another sezione greeted us.
We took a rest, got prepared, and on 5 PM went to the Hanggar (Milanisti Indonesia sez. Jakarta Headquarter).
There we prepared all the stuffs we need. Such as banner, poster, clothes, shirts, tickets, etc.
We also took pict together with others and the famous Ronaldikin, the mini Ronaldinho :D
You know, Dannielle Massaro was surprised himself when he saw Ronaldikin few months ago. And he suddenly greeted him and said "Hello, Ronaldinho!" hhahahahaaa :):D

Few of Milanisti Indonesia sez. Surabaya Angels in Hanggar.   Eva Tarida Blog

anyway, we bought some food, then went to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to welcomed the Milan Glories players.
We waited for about 2 hours there. Because it seemed like, the players waited till the airport is cleaned up from other passengers, then they went down afterwards.
We chanted all the time, and when those players walked out from inside hall in to their Bus, we all chanted louder and started yelling!!
What a greeeaattttt experience to watched the AC Milan legends walked just right in front of our eyes!!!
They even documented us from the bus with their phones and cameras :)
Massaro was the first one came out :)

Then we went back to the hotel.

Sept 4th, 2011
The match day.
In the morning, some of us went to Dahsyat (one of RCTI Music program). Few of AC Milan legends were also there for interview and little game.
It was also great to watch them there.
Massaro as always, acted like a real Don Juan :D

AC Milan Legends in Dahsyat RCTI.   Eva Tarida Blog

Franco baresi giving signature.   Eva Tarida Blog
 Then, we had a small gathering with all the Milanisti Indonesia.
Introduced ourselves, and have some fun time.
And then, the MATCH time!
together we went to GBK Stadium. We prepared all the needful.
In the line with others, we waited there for about 1 hour, and GBK, here we came in!!! :)

UL-GAD Milanisti Indonesia in GBK.   Eva Tarida Blog

in Line in to GBK Stadium.   Eva Tarida Blog

Me and Milanisti Indonesia at GBK Stadium.   Eva Tarida Blog

Me at GBK Stadium.   Eva Tarida Blog

All the Milanisti Indonesia were gathered to sector 15-16 :) on the separator gate, lots of banner were hung there. Some of Milanisti Indonesia also sit on the separator gate and they keep doing the flags during the match game. Also, we never forgot to chanted all along the match!!!

Some of the surprising parts were
1. Goals from Serginho
2. When Dida came back in as a striker
3. When Dida kop the ball and GOAL!
4. Penalty for Indonesia all star legend team - but failed. too bad.. :(
5. When Ricky Yacob scored a GOAL for Indonesia
6. End of the match with final score Ac Milan Glories 5 - 1 Indonesia All Star
7. Victory lap by AC Milan Legends. :)

Then, at the evening, we prepared to back home to Surabaya. Another 24 Hours trip from Jakarta to Surabaya with Bus.
But this time, we a bit calm and less noisy. Very tired :):)

Sept 5th, 2011
Arrive in Central java.
At Tuban, we stopped by for a while and then enjoy the beach views and weather for a while.
After that, non stop to Surabaya.


Me with Milan Glories Ticket.   Eva Tarida Blog
Last quote, like on Fernando Song: "... And if I had to do the same again, I would my friend..."


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