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.