Off Course

Don't really feel like writing much, so here you go.

- Movie of the week was Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer with NanSee. Not one movie that I was interested in watching actually but since I watched the first one and there's so much hype about it, so off we went. I think it's an okay movie. Pretty much went along in the first movie type. It didn't try to be brainy. It just tried to be fun and funny perhaps? A typical superheroes movie. Chris Evans as the torch deserved a mentioning for being so gorgeous Well, that's pretty much my take on the movie.

- This week has been alright I suppose. Did something which got me quite anxious the previous week and something good is perhaps on the horizon for me, but along with it there are some things required of me, which I'm not sure how I'm gonna fair. Thinking about it got me to the title of the post above. I do really feel like I am off course. It's not how I planned or saw it or perhaps wanted it, but here I am and maybe I should remember that If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. I hope so, I hope this is within His plan.

- Detox is so much easier done at home in Jakarta than here but as it goes I've kinda realized what I like and come back to what I know and I'm comfortable with. I really need my space and my independent self, and ...

- This week I realize, I will always love certain people. Ah! using 'always' makes it a stupid statement because things could happen and your friend may end up not your friend anymore, but for now I do love certain people and I love how they are so nice to me and care so much. On Tuesday I got 3 bah-chang from 3 people and I was pretty much touched

- Contradictory, I dislike certain people currently. Oh my gosh, how I cannot stand some of the these people's stupid antics. Part of my horoscope prediction today said "Being nice can be a hindrance, especially if it prevents you from living the life you're supposed to live". Yes, I just want to shout "Non me ne frega niente!". I am just tired, I need me and so this quiet weekend, I'm gonna have. I need me!!! I need someone who can listen to me and give logical answers, hence ...

- I miss Vivy and the Mr. Not that the Mr always spouts logical sentences. He has his silly moments but he can be pretty wise as well. Vivy is back as she had mentioned and from the look of it, the Gates barbecue seemed pretty interesting. Can't wait to hear the story.

- Currently reading Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and how I have forgotten many parts of the story. Really need to finish this one fast and try to do my revision on The Order of Phoenix. I should have told you days ago but I kept on forgetting, I've finished Like the Flowing River by Paulo Coelho. Many interesting short stories and in his usual styles. He does try to share his life experience and wisdom and view on life to his readers. Quite an interesting read.

Alright, gonna start my quiet little weekend. I think I'm gonna get sick actually. The throat is aching and yes I'm certain I'm gonna get sick (if I'm not already am). Things are going back to a full swing real soon. So not looking forward for it. On other news, aaah Thierry Henry is moving to Barcelona. Like the song, nothing lasts forever, I suppose. Barcelona is not a bad team anyway, so good for him.

:) eKa @ 8:50:00 PM • 0 comments

of Things [160607]

Sometimes I do wonder why I blog, reporting the movies I watch, the things I do. It's like so unimportant, but somehow it has become what it is. If only I have more intelligent things to say, something that will get you thinking. However, I don't. It's kinda sadden me though to think that it is possible that I have nothing in my head. Hmmm ... let's move on. So again, these are all the unimportant facts of the things I went through this week.

- Went to the zoo on Wednesday. Pictures will come below. I went to the Singapore Zoo more times than any other attraction places in Singapore. I think I have gone there 4 times and to the night safari 2 times. Though I have gone there many times, I still think I haven't explored all the places in the zoo. Out of the 4 times I went, 2 of which were on a little different situation and Wednesday's trip fell on that category. The Singapore Zoo is of course totally cool. I think I've only gone to the Jakarta zoo once. I can't remember it but there was a picture. So yeah, the only zoo I've known of is pretty much the Singapore Zoo and I have nothing else to compare it with. I can't really say which Zoo trip was my favorite but the best night safari trip was definitely with Roy and Renny. It was really fun. Anyways, yeah, so that was Wednesday.

- So that Wednesday after the Zoo trip, I was smelly, sticky and all and I decided to just go home instead of the initial plan of catching a movie alone. In the end I watched Nuovo Cinema Paradiso or simply known as Cinema Paradiso in my computer. Gascoigne got me this movie and the reason I wanted it because I heard so much about it and I think I should really watch it. This movie is an Italian movie in case you can't guess from the title and it won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1989. Quite a nice movie. The pace felt rather slow perhaps at times but I found it to be quite tranquil. The music just made it so beautiful. The music reminded me of Il Postino actually. It just made the movie so much more beautiful. Didn't cry watching it though it did feel quite moving. Beautiful is what I can say about the movie and Carl era giusto. Il bambino era carino, molto carino. The little boy was just so adorable. I don't really feel like writing what the movie is about, but I do recommend this movie if you feel like watching something different. If you know me and want the movie, just give me a call. I have the subtitle as well. Veramente ho voluto guardare con sottotitolo italiano ma no ho capito bene. Ah, sono stupido. Così alla fine ho guardato con sottotitolo inglese.

- On Thursday, La Gioia suddenly asked me if I wanted to watch Hula Girls which is a Japanese movie which I was interested in. So as usual, I'm not one who can turn down a movie offer, so we went to watch it with NanSee. I was jokingly telling them that NanSee may fall asleep watching the movie but it was such an entertaining movie that we really enjoyed it. It was really nice. There were funny moments (we had a good laugh) and you know how Japanese dramas can be so moving and make people cry, well this movie also had its moving moments but again I didn't cry. Well, maybe I did drop 1 tear (left and right eye combined). The story was good and it was actually based on a real event. The dancing was great. The girls were not straight off pretty, but when they danced, especially the teacher and the main girl lead, they just turned so beautiful and I like it about them. I think it is still showing in the Picture House, so if you want to watch something different, go and watch this one. The guys may feel that this one is rather too chick flick, but it is still a nice movie to watch. Again, so sorry for not writing a summary about what the movie is about.

- On life, not much happening. Well there's this and that which I choose not to think about. It may seem like running away and be in denial, but I just don't want to think about all of it because then I'll get scared and I'll get stressed out. Though I must say that perhaps I haven't stressed myself enough and whipped my lazy ass to move faster *sigh* Sometime I wonder why I feel bad when I slow down. You can't always move fast, you will burn out but I feel rather guilty now because I feel like I'm slowing down. You're an idiot, Eka!

- Oh on life, I just remembered, my cousin sent me an sms this morning. Our dear friend's dad passed away. Ah ... feel silly now thinking of all the things that I wanted to write. So I'm gonna stop right now.

As promised, pictures from the zoo. Miss Eka was rather dumb that she couldn't really take nice pictures. So many blur ones. So these come in small sizes, so that you can't notice the blurriness and of course photoshop enhanced and cropped. Take care peeps.
















:) eKa @ 8:58:00 PM • 0 comments

OCEAN'S THIRTEEN

Ah! OCEAN'S THIRTEEN, I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!! though I had the strangest and unluckiest experience in watching it. I don't know why, maybe the heaven is so against me. Anyone needs a friend to watch it with, call me okay! Looking at my Ocean's 12 post, I actually watched it 2 times, one of it was when I went back home to Jakarta. So seriously people, if you want a friend to watch Ocean's 13, call me!

I love all the Ocean's movies. I was seriously amused and amazed with the first one. I thought it was extremely smart and I'm happy that I got to watch it again recently on tv, it helped a lot in appreciating Ocean's 13 more. Of course as you may have known in this latest installment, there's no Julia Roberts (what a shame) and no Catherine Zeta Jones (don't really miss her) but we got Oprah Ah, I really really really love this movie. Interesting plots, smart scheme as usual. The amazing actors, from George to Brad, Casey Affleck, Andy Garcia, Al Pacino, and Don Cheadle. They are just so captivating! For the exception of Casey Affleck, whom I loved because of his interesting character, the actors mentioned above just have such a charisma, and I need to include Ellen Barkin there as well. Let's just say all are awesome. A very nice and cool ensemble of casts. The witty lines were a plenty. The little knick and knack of each of the characters made a good laugh, like Pitt's ring tone, Don Cheadle's poetic expression, Matt Damon's eagerness to prove himself smart (oh the nose!!!), Carl Reiner's way of getting into "character", to Shaobo Qin's ability to only speak Chinese (somehow everyone understood him while I could only understand bits and pieces)

George Clooney and Brad Pitt had many on screen times together and some of their unimportant conversations (though meaningless they may be for the audience) were amusing. I think it's because it makes them appear to be such cool guys for being able to still talk about other stuffs despite of their "big project" and at the same time still managed to appear ordinary for talking about trivial stuff. Let me give you an example of a piece of their conversation, George was telling Brad's characters to settle down and have some kids, which of course given the real situation is rather a funny thing to hear. I think I should mention that George Clooney seemed to be rather skinny in this movie. Andy Garcia was really good playing Terry Benedict. Ellen Barkin was also good in her role. I'm not so sure about Al Pacino's physical appearance in this movie, I don't know what's wrong, maybe the hair. I think he was okay. Last but not least, Oprah's appearance made such a laugh, it was hilarious. Even if not for the story, lines, and plots, this movie is really cool because it is filled with many influential people in Hollywood. Let me just say one last time that the movie is awesome and smart and I urge all of you to go and watch it.

Managed to have some talk with the Mr. last night. It's been a while since we did that. He kinda worried me with his strong belief to Darwin and such. He's assuming a new role real soon and I feel some God will do him good. I don't know if I worried him though, but I guess he thinks I'm rather unlucky or I can do better.

Managed to talk to the flyingNun a bit as well. She's in Paris and she missed home! Cretina! Sono molto gelosa. Lei va in Italia a Domenica, ah sono molto molto gelosa!

Was planning to spend tonight finishing certain things, but I got kinda lazy. So far, I've only managed to fill in something which I thought I would never have to do anymore. See, never say never. I wonder if God will punish me severely for not being able to keep my new year's resolution which I made in church with all earnestness in asking God to help me be strong in carrying out the plan.

This week, I still didn't manage to get away with all the relationship talks from the people I know. One time I was sitting next to Ms. Mun in the middle of such conversation. Ms. Mun said I should open a "Dear Eka column". It hit me that perhaps all these stories from all these people are the ones making me skeptical about love, relationship, and all. However, the Indonesians seem not having any doubts about it. Got another news this week that a high school friend is getting married with his girlfriend of 5 years. It would be the weekend before Ayu's wedding. That kinda tempts me to go home and go to their weddings but it will be rather difficult for me to plan. Anyways, so they're around my age and I just can't get how they can be so sure about it, maybe it's the air there

Today had lunch with NanSee. Gosh, I feel I should be more frugal. Anyways, I hope she will feel okay real soon. I can't say that I understand because I've never experienced such things, however I can more or less figure out how it feels. It will eventually pass, I am giving it 3 months. She asked how come I'm so able of being alone. I guess the never existence of someone whom I rely a lot do help me to be able to stand on my own. Of course if such person should come, it would throw me off balance and when such person should go, I would also have a meltdown. Another thing is that, I just have other things that I want deeply and as I have mentioned a "he" is not really on the top list.

Morning engagement was rather fun. To think I wanted to skip it last night. I guess I've just been feeling rather uninterested with it and getting tired with the routine but this morning it was really fun and I had lots of laugh. Carl was totally hilarious. I guess she just really knows who she is and she's comfortable with who she is and as such she can do silly things because other people's opinion does not really affect her much and that what makes her cool. She really made us laugh. Song of the day was about the angel of death who was over the butcher, who killed the bull, who drank the water, which put off the fire, which burned the stick, which beat the dog, who bit the cat, who ate the mice, that my father bought at a fair market in the east. Prabh liked this song so much and I thought he was kidding. Kinda surprising for someone whose taste includes pearl jam, nirvana, and greenday.

Okay, better go now and clear some stuff. Take care peeps.

:) eKa @ 9:58:00 PM • 0 comments

Shrek the Third

Yep, another sequel (or is it triquel?) that I got to watch yesterday. It was pretty much an all-girls day yesterday. Morning engagement as usual (more about that later). Then lunch with Ms. J, in which updates were given and confession was made. Ms. J was encouraging, however there's always that one huge HOWEVER. Afterwards movie with NanSee, La Gioia, and yMaggio. I quite like Shrek the Third. Somehow I felt that Artie (voiced by Justin Timberlake) was quite attractive. Story wise, I think it was okay, not bad. There were many funny lines, like with pinocchio. I think the ladies took more charge this time around. The graphics were totally awesome and freaking cool and the setting for Prince Charming's musical was just beautiful, breath taking. I think it was a good entertaining watch.

After the movie, I had my dinner, so that was like 2 heavy meals in less that 4 hours. I really mean it when I said heavy. I didn't care, I was just being practical about it.

Morning engagement was interesting to say the least. Sabrina è in cinta così adesso abbiamo Anna Maria. Veramente spero che sarebbe Sabrina B. Anyways, there's a new character in our midst. I would have never expected him to be joining us. I couldn't resist writing to Carl "He's strange". I heard some got freaked out with him Everyone has a good reason to. Carl's expression was so funny when we abandoned her. However, we did have a lot of laughters because of him and I can imagine doing more of that in the future. It is very bad of me because when he came I was thinking my oh my, do I really need to encounter another strange person. Then, I remember all the strange people I've met make me a few other people giggle and bitch in delight (yes, we will burn in hell). What I'm trying to say is sometime these people do make for such an entertainment. Ah, I am really bad.

Wednesday night, I had dinner with a few people. I've got a good badgering for a "he" and to my luck the next morning Jenny did the same. All I can say to these people is "Vaffanculo!".

Been having a mini hell week, which will culminate in the next few days. I say mini because it's really nothing compared to what I've experienced before, but perhaps it's because I'm getting it easier this time around. Anyways, it still managed to bring me a bad dream and occupied my weekends and I am still nervous because I feel like I have to walk on water.

Talking about sleep, I had quite a long nap today, just didn't feel like waking up. However, there were dreams and I hate the dreams. I hate the dreams!!! Especially since some of them felt so real and so wrong

The Mr. finally called it quit and it broke my heart. I don't know why. I mean he's been gone for some time. When he left, I didn't miss him. Now when it's just official and legal (or formality as he said), I just feel so sad. I don't know if it's because I just feel so alone? I wrote him a nice reference, well it's not too difficult to do because it was pretty much facts, unlike the ones he wrote. I should wish him the best perhaps. I guess to relieve my grief, he should really fedex the latest Harry Potter US Kids edition to the park when it's out. So looking forward for it.

On other things to tell? Well, not much really. Perhaps there are much, but I don't feel like writing it. On the vague and relative front, well my feeling just fluctuate all over the chart and I don't like that. I think I want better things and I just feel what's been given to me is just not enough. I don't want to understand, I want to be understood, as selfish as it may sound.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is on TV now and gosh! How I love Captain Jack Sparrow!

:) eKa @ 8:23:00 PM • 0 comments

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