singapura

July 3, 2011

Halo. Saya sekarang berada di Singapura.

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dua bulan kemudian

April 30, 2011

Kalian tahu perasaan seorang stand-up comedian yang menunggu di balik panggung setelah dua bulan lebih tidak muncul dan ada desas-desus hidupnya berantakan? Yang saat dia akhirnya muncul pun, dia tahu kalau banyak dari para penontonnya mungkin tidak akan menikmati leluconnya dan memikirkan apa yang terjadi dengannya dua bulan ke belakang ini?

Yak, saya bukan pelawak, dan tidak banyak audiens yang menunggu tulisan saya (khusus untuk orang-orang yang datang ke blog saya hanya karena saya pernah menulis kata-kata “anak SMA”, tolong, bukalah website duniawi lain. You messed up my hit counter). Beberapa mungkin sudah tahu kalau saya pindah menulis singkat di Tumblr. Rasanya lucu saja menulis serius diantara para fot0-foto yang dikawinkan dengan font Helvetica, jadi sesuai janji saya, here I am: back here where it all started.

Oke, jadi penjelasannya begini.

Dua bulan kemarin ada kejadian sangat besar yang membuat saya sekarang menikmati waktu kosong selama dua bulan ke depan. Ya, memang dalam dua bulan kemarin B.N disamakan dengan J.B dan ribuan Diglett serta kakaknya Dugtrio membuat gempa di Jepang. Astuti, baik versi Masca2 ataupun Agung Pasha menjadi hits di YouTube walaupun tidak pernah masuk televisi. Bokoma di depan mesjid Salman menjadi alat pemuas kenikmatan duniawi yang baru, dan sahabat saya Echa masih single.

Ini bukan pengalihan pembicaraan: pada kenyataannya, memang ada begitu banyak kejadian yang terjadi dalam 2 bulan, kan? Mungkin ada teman saya yang orangtuanya cerai. Mungkin orang yang berpapasan dengan saya di busway kemarin hari ini sudah tiada. Kalau kemarin saya agak pelan nyetirnya saja, saya dipastikan kepalanya akan pecah terkena pentungan anak SMP yang tawuran. Jadi, dibanding seluruh kejadian aneh-aneh di sekeliling kita ini, cuti 2 bulan saya, sekalipun penyebabnya hal besar, mungkin terdengar biasa-biasa saja. I mean, here I am, blogging. On a 16″ VAIO laptop. Eating cheesecake. Listening to Bicycle Voice. I’m luxuriously okay.¬†

Jadi, kalau ada yang mau dengar cerita utuhnya, silahkan tinggalkan e-mail atau kirim pesan lewat Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm, DeviantArt, Vimeo, Bluefame, atau LinkedIn. See? Luxuriously okay. Nggak enak euy terlalu banyak nulis di sini, nanti saudara di kampung pada tahu :p #naon

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restart

October 29, 2010

Ehm. First of all, forgive my rather harsh tone on my writings lately (followed by a rather long pause of inspirations). I don’t really know the reason behind my anger. Maybe I just need to vent off. I’m supposed to channel all that by swimming, but turns out after I bought a new swimming goggles I’m still too lazy to go to the pool. Big plans gone awry, as usual.

On the bright side of the news, midtest is over. Environmental studies is becoming my favorite subject, because all I did was watching global warming and pollution-related movies twice a week and filled the midtest answer sheet just by remembering some editions of National Geographic magazine. The big assignment? designing poster. That’s just double awesome.

On even brighter side of the news, my Pasar Seni short video is a huge success. The actual event was unbelievably tiring and I didn’t watch a lot of events, but I managed to edit some footage (out of 20ish gigabytes from 5D mark II, rented by LFM) down to just over two minutes of delicious shots. I’m not a professional, so 44 reblogs on tumblr and some hundred views at facebook, vimeo, and youtube really boost by moods. Thanks a lot! For those who haven’t watched it, feel free to view and comment on here.

Now the uglies. My Blackberry Storm got stomped by a mysterious, natural born killer. The screen was cracked, so I switched to another second hand phone (which suspiciously also broken after 2 days of use). Luckily I also bought an Android phone plus a really cheap Axis data plan with the spare money, which I found unbelievably stellar. I choose Google Sky Map and Fruit Ninja over any goddamn blackberry at any day.

Now that my instability period (HAHA) is over, I’m back on writing mood. Before that, I will be having a small photosession with the Kendra Ahimsa and Tiza on Sunday. Of course, after I watch The Social Network premiere on the morning (thanks to Zahra’s spare tickets!). Regrettably, I’m not in the mood of watching any Facebook-related movies after we watched Setan Facebook last night. Wait for my..uh, review.

Doesn’t matter, I’m glad I’m back here.

36,000

September 17, 2010

Kita sering membeli waktu-waktu yang tak terukur
dengan detak jam dan berpindahnya matahari.

Waktu-waktu yang terlalui dengan sentuhan singkat,
tetesan hujan, lalu huruf-huruf yang berpendar.

internship

June 30, 2010

Today is my 24th day in internship at PT Karya SET Film, a movie production house owned by our national filmmaker, Garin Nugroho.
I’ve posted some picture at our tumblr here but here’s the rest.

What I got and learned:

  • New skills on Adobe InDesign and Illustrator
  • Few understandings of jQuery and PHP
  • A Mac Pro with a 16-gig RAM is a sight that I always evade every morning
  • Sony EX-1 and Alpha 900 are jaw-droppingly awesome and cost a leg
  • A wider tolerance of boxed and sometimes spicy foods
  • Hilarious experiences everyday (now being a Metromini regular)
  • Good quality earphone (such as my Sennheiser PX100) is a necessity
  • Wearing T-shirt everyday, while comfortable, is rather weird
  • The office itself is remarkably similar to LFM back in Bandung
    (complete with its 12am-7pm operational hour)
  • Slow wi-fi internet, but twitter and facebook is fine. Skype, too.
  • Some movie premiere invitation (last being “Minggu Pagi di Victoria Park”)
  • Mas Garin is really friendly, although he comes by not too often

Overall it’s quite fun and relaxed, the only letdown being having to wait 10-20 minutes for P72 Metromini that frequently transfers us to another bus and gets really crowded in the afternood trip back home. Thankfully there’s always something in the weekend (big thanks to Aftah, Keni, Ayu, and Reytia). A really weird roleplaying with one of my friend also

So, 2 more weeks to go. 2 more weeks to…dunno what. Haha.

once there was a mix CD

June 28, 2010

I forgot the track list. Accidentally deleted with some other stuffs, actually.
There’s a lot of accidents beside that, including falling in love, perhaps.

I wrote “before we go” in that CD cover. This too, I forget why.
Maybe it was a premature goodbye, several years too early.

I also wrote “take care” back then, as someone who really cared.
This time, I’m writing this still as someone who really cared.

This time though, those goodbye words literally come true.

Take care there, Amanda.

Once there was a mix CD
of forgettable songs
and halfhearted plea.

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