September 2, 2014

#nowlistening You Belong to Me -- Jo Stafford (+ lyrics)


Last weekend I watched The Deep Blue Sea, a movie by Terence Davies, starred Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston. It's a 1950-set movie, bags of emotions, erotic-romance.. such a beautiful movie! To my knowledge, Tom has played two times as an attractive young man in old-set movies, such as The Deep Blue Sea and Midnight in Paris. At first I downloaded the movie, I was giving note to my self, a note to keep calm whatever happen in it. So, yeah. I can't. That bed-scence. I mean, Tom's porcelaine skin, so white, clean, and bright (ups.. sorry, too vulgar :P -I can't handle my self when describing Tom). But in this post, I'm going to share you guys one beautiful thing (besides Tom) from the movie. It's a song sung by Jo Stafford, called "you belong to me". OMG. It's extremely pretty melody, I can dance myself when I heard it. You could also hear it below: (Hope you enjoy!) Angger x


You Belong to Me

See the pyramids along the Nile
Watch the sun rise on a tropic isle
But just remember, darling, all the while
You belong to me

See the marketplace in old Algiers
Send me photographs and souvenirs
Just remember when a dream appears
You belong to me

I'll be so alone without you
Maybe you'll be lonesome too and blue
Fly the ocean in a silver plane
See the jungle when it's wet with rain
Just remember till you're home again
You belong to me

I'll be so alone and without you
Maybe you'll be lonesome too and blue
Fly the ocean in a silver plane
See the jungle when it's wet with rain
But remember, darling, till you're home again
That you belong to me

Brother Dear

If you are a fangirling, you must know those famous line "Brother dear". It was Mycroft Holmes who always called Sherlock as his brother dear. Even though I fight hard with my sibling, I always like the idea of sibling-in-crime in the movies, series, or books. Sounds bad-ass, right? But, in today's post, I don't talk about Holmes' brothers, but I'm going to talk about Mythology's God brothers: Thor and Loki. Since I watched the first Thor's movie, I'm in love with Loki (and the person who plays Loki :D ). Ordinary people see Loki as a villain, well actually not once, but three times, in Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World. But at my knowledge, he doesn't count as a villain in Thor: The Dark World though.

There was one interview's session where the host asked Tom Hiddleston about making a movie about Loki. It's strongly brilliant idea! Sadly, we never know, when it will be happen. But, luckily us, some creative fans made a Loki movie! It's incredibly awesome! They compile all of Loki's scences on Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World, even they added some scences from bonus track. This movie is probably a museum of emotions and feelings..

July 10, 2014

HHC: Harap-harap Cemas

Prabowo-Hatta (kiri) dan Jokowi-JK (kanan)
sumber: Kompas.com

Bagaimana rasanya punya dua calon presiden yang masing-masing menyatakan dirinya "menang" versi hitung cepat atau quick count? Ya, ini sedang terjadi di Indonesia, saudara-saudara, saat ini dan mungkin selama dua minggu kedepan. Ada apa dengan dua minggu kedepan? Dalam dua minggu, tepatnya sekitar tanggal 21 dan 22 Juli 2014, Komisi Pemilihan Umum (KPU) akan mempublikasikan hasil RESMI terkait pemilihan presiden 2014. 

Perasaan senang dan bangga meliputi saya dan keluarga setelah melakukan voting di TPS terdekat. Telivisi lokal berlomba-lomba menyajikan hasil quick count dengan berbagai macam lembaga survei. Jujur, sebagai pendukung salah satu calon presiden dan wapres, saya senang sekali melihat beberapa hasil quick count yang ditayangkan di beberapa televisi lokal (memang, jarak diantara keduanya tidak lebih dari 6%). Saat sekitar jam 3an (kalau tidak salah) saya lihat liputan khusus di MetroTV tentang kubu dari pasangan Jokowi-JK mendeklarasi kemenangan versi hasil quick count. Saya pikir ini terlalu dini, tapi kembali saya ingat-ingat ketika pemilihan gubernur DKI Jakarta pun mereka melakukan hal yang sama. Ini seperti buah simalakama, hati saya sangat bergembira sekali, tetapi di satu sisi, ini masih hasil sementara dari quick count. Saya berucap, jangan jumawa. Tak lama berselang, saya melihat TvOne menayangkan liputan khusus bahwa kubu Prabowo-Hatta juga mendeklarasikan kemenangannya versi hitung cepat.

Sekali lagi, rakyat Indonesia dibuat GALAU dengan topik pilpres ini. Pagi ini, saya membaca headline koran Kompas, judulnya "Jokowi-JK Unggul: 4 Lembaga Survei Unggulkan Prabowo-Hatta, 8 Unggulkan Jokowi-JK, Pengumuman KPU" dan ini membuat saya makin penasaran dengan isi beritanya. Mohon maaf, empu blog ini kurang begitu tertarik membaca koran, jadi saya hanya melihat sekilas saja, dan selebihnya saya cari informasi tersebut online. Dalam berita itu memuat perbandingan antara 12 lembaga survei yang berbeda, lengkap dengan hasil quick count yang mereka kerjakan. Empat lembaga survei yang memprediksi pasangan Prabowo-Hatta unggul adalah: JSI (Jaringan Survei Indonesia), LSN (Lembaga Survei Nasional), IRC (Indonesia Research Center), dan Puskaptis. Adapun delapan lembaga survei lainnya yang memprediksi keunggulan suara dari pasangan Jokowi-JK adalah: Cyrus Network-CSIS, LSI (Lingkaran Survei Indonesia), Litbang Kompas, Populi Center, Indikator Politik, RRI (Radio Republik Indonesia), SMRC (Saiful Mujani Research Center), dan PolTracking Institute. (mohon maaf saya tidak bisa menampilkan gambaran umum perbandingan dengan menggunakan chart, tapi Anda bisa membaca koran Kompas edisi Kamis, 10 Juli 2014, ini, dan ini).

Hitam menjadi putih, putih menjadi hitam, kepala di kaki, kaki di kepala. Begitu lah kira-kira yang bisa digambarkan pada kondisi seperti ini. Tulisan ini murni opini saya saja, tetapi tanpa mengurangi keinginan saya dalam berdemokrasi, saya berikan juga referensi beberapa link dari lembaga survei yang turut serta melakukan hitung cepat dalam pilpres kali ini. Harapan saya yang paling utama jelas Jokowi dan JK yang menjadi Presiden dan Wakil Presiden RI. Selain itu juga, semoga masyarakat Indonesia menjadi lebih cerdas dalam bertindak, karena kondisi saat ini sangat tidak bersahabat dan tidak kondusif. Tetapi mari sama-sama kita jalankan demokrasi ini sebaik-baiknya. Mudah-mudahan yang terbaik yang menang. Salam 2 Jari, Angger.

July 8, 2014

back again.

Hallo! Finally, saya bisa kembali lagi “mengurusi” blog ini, setelah sekian lama hiatus. Sometimes, kerjaan yang beneran kerja itu bener-bener suka bikin lupa. Tapi tidak apa-apa, demi masa depan yang lebih cerah yes, hehehe. Dalam postingan ini saya memang tidak menggunakan bahasa Inggris, karena saya takut yang baca malah tambah bingung saking semerawutnya tulisan ini. Saya ingin sekali membahas (atau sekedar memberikan opini) tentang pemilihan presiden 2014 yang akan berlangsung pada tanggal 9 Juli 2014 nanti. Sekali lagi saya tekankan, ini hanya opini semata, so don’t take it too serious though!

Menjelang pemilihan presiden 2014, mulai dari pengusungan calon presiden dan wakil presiden, sampai mereka medical check-up, debat kandidat, serta kampanye, saya mencoba mengikuti perkembangannya. Semakin hari, semakin seru. Bukan hanya calon presiden dan wakilnya, tetapi juga pendukungnya. Jujur, saya tidak pernah mau memberikan opini yang berkaitan dengan politik. Karena pada dasarnya, saya memang tidak terlalu paham, jadi daripada saya salah kasih opini malah jadi blunder buat saya, mending saya nyimak aja. 

Setelah berhari-hari, tahapan-tahapan masa kampanye dan debat sudah kita lalui, ada saja hal yang menggelitik hati ketika iseng-iseng liat timeline di facebook, twitter, path, atau group whatsapp. Berbagai macam komentar, opini, dan kampanye untuk masing-masing kandidat. Tidak hanya opini atau komentar yang pintar dan enak dibaca, ada pula yang asal kasih opini/komentar tanpa berdasarkan fakta. Dulu, sewaktu saya sedang mengerjakan skripsi, saya diberitahu oleh senior dan dosen saya. Jangan pernah menggunakan laman Wikipedia sebagai referensi penulisan ilmiah kita. Karena laman tersebut adalah laman free edit bagi siapapun, jadi informasi yang ada disana belum tentu benar adanya. 

Nah, di timeline social media banyak saya melihat orang-orang menulis opini mereka kemudian sumber yang dijadikan acuannya kebanyakan dari opini orang lain juga yang kemungkinan besar sifatnya subjektif. Saya sedih saja melihat fenomena itu. Not to mention that I’m the expert in information science, but I have learnt to choose information very wisely. Apalagi jika opini yang tidak didasarkan fakta itu mulai meyinggung suku, ras, dan agama. Waduh! Ini gawat sih. Pernah suatu ketika di laman bbm saya, ada seorang kerabat yang menulis status bbm-nya dengan cara yang sangat sensitif. Awalnya saya “ladeni” dia dengan membalas tulisan pada status saya. Lalu, saya pikir, saya tidak mau menjadi hater bagi haters. Jadinya saya diamkan saja, menulis status basa-basi, dan berpikir bahwa kerabat saya ini hanya kurang baca.

Semakin lama, banyak yang komentar tentang kebosenan mereka terhadap obrolan capres-cawapres ini. Kata yang paling sering digunakan adalah “muak”. Saya kaget, ketika melihat kata-kata itu terlontar dari beberapa teman saya, yang saya nilai tidak akan berkata seperti itu. Dari sini, saya mulai bisa “membaca” karakeristik mereka lewat status-status yang mereka post di social media. Ada yang menggebu-gebu, suka ada juga yg kesel, lucu juga sih! Folks take it too serious! Hahahaha... 

Saya, sebagai masyarakat Indonesia, ingin suatu perubahan. Karena saya juga muak. Tapi saya bukan muak dengan kampanye para capres dan cawapres. Saya muak dengan keadaan Indonesia yang makin hari makin gersang, makin sensitif, makin rawan tindak kejahatan, makin banyak penduduk miskin, makin banyak orang-orang bodoh yang populer di televisi, dan banyak lagi. Saya ingin udara baru yang sejuk di pemerintahan Indonesia. Saya tidak mau lagi punya pemimpin yang tidak ahli di bidangnya, yang tidak pernah memberikan solusi malah tambah masalah baru, yang tidak pernah mengeluh karena ini-itu, yang tidak hanya mempertontonkan kekayaan mereka, tetapi memperlihatkan hasil kerja mereka.

Saya mengerti betapa berat beban menjadi seorang pemimpin, karena saya sendiri tidak pernah becus menjadi pemimpin kelompok saya sewaktu kuliah dulu yang hanya terdiri dari 3-7 orang. Apalagi ini, seluruh masyarakat Indonesia. Saya pun mengerti, saya tidak memimpikan pemimpin yang amat sangat ideal dan sempurna. Tapi, harapan selalu ada. Because hope is the only thing stronger than fear. I do believe in Allah swt and I trust He will give me the best leader for my country and make it better than today. Insya Alloh. Happy voting! Angger #salam2jari

May 11, 2014

Benedict Cumber(Influence)

The King Speech's actor, Colin Firth, got some words about Benedict Cumberbatch in regards to his (Benedict) nomination in TIME Magazine's The 100 Most Influence People. "He must be stopped!" said Colin. Benedict became one of the most famous people because of his important role as Sherlock in Sherlock Holmes BBC, Khan in Star Trek : Into the Darkness, and Smaug in The Hobbit : Desolation of Smaug. Recently he has good times and seems enjoy them.


Benedict is one of my favorite British guys, along to Tom Hiddleston. Both of them has different characteristic but they surely have pure soul and charismatic gentlemen. They are very good in acting, and they have beautiful voice. I always listening to their narrating stories of various audiobooks and sit-com radio stories in BBC Radio. They have once played together in a Steven Spielberg's movie, War Horse. They look dashing together, a perfect OTP.



#SHERLOKI

April 24, 2014

Ain't Quite Good Enough, Tho!

Today I receive the final report of my english couse I have taken in LBI UI for about 6 months ago. It was, quite frankly, decreased from my previously scores. I've taken 6 TOEFL Preparation test, and the scores seemed very fluctuate. The very first test, I got 483, the second is the same, then my score increased to 523 at the third. They were my scores from the first level, pretty good as a new beginner I thought. During my fisrt level class, it's quite fun and seemed not quite difficult for me. Because I had english course when I am in 8th grade, but it lasted for only one and a half years. So it's kind a refreshment for me joining english course again. But mostly I learned something different here, and because I took TOEFL Preparation class I learned many tips to get good score in TOEFL test, about how to answer as quick as possible with reducing any possibilities of mistaken, refreshment structure and vocabulary skills, and importantly how to train our ears to listen conversation in listening section. And also, surely I met classmates from various background and different ages, insurance agent, college students, reporter, lecturer assistant, etc. Then I continued to the second level in which I met more difficulties. This is gonna be hard, I thought. But, I felt so enjoyed learning english in my second level class. My teacher, she is very best teacher I've ever met. She taught us about structure and we, my friends and I, had so much fun learning vocabulary and stuff. She made games and other interactive teaching. My friends in my second class are more attractive, funnier, awesome, talkative, and friendly. We shared good times to mingle and surely, times for good laugh. So it's madly sad knowing our class is over.

Then, here comes the day that I have been waiting for more than 2 weeks, my final report! My final report includes first score I've taken from the very beginning of class, called entry test, and final score from our final test. My boyfriend took my report for me, because I'm in the office right now. He informed me I got pretty bad score. At first I thought he's just fibbing. But he sent me picture of my report, and I can't believe it. It's true fact that my score decreased, and I don't know why. Overall, I got 510 for my entry test, 530 for mid-test, and 503 for final test. Yeah, how can I possibly relieve? gosh, I felt sorry and ashamed to my self. But this might be good feedback for me. My boyfriend told me maybe this is because I don't have enough time to study, even after work-hour. I always bring my book to the office, but still I can't get enough time and place to focus on my study. But hey, the world isn't over (yet), I already registered my self to another class, academic writing. So, I should study harder, more focus, and hopefully, I can get enough time to join the scholarship applications. Aamiin! Ganbatte!

April 18, 2014

You May Say, I am a Dreamer..

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one..
(John Lennon - Imagine)

TGIF, happy Friday!
Almost 3 am and I am still awake. I like spending my whole night for being awake at this late night moment in every-tomorrow-is-holiday. Anything, like trying this personality test from iPersonic. It is quite good result of mine :


The funny thing is they told that people like me may be "the genius controls the chaos". Sounds like Loki "the God of Mischief" (yeah of course, because I am a proud soldier of Loki's army).
But, some of them are quite accurate but the others aren't. Yes, I am the peace-loving. When I am my own muse, I could spend my whole time just to listen good audio in my iPhone's playlist, with the headset on, in a very calm and quite place. And, Joan of Arc is the very example of this type. She is my favorite hero in the Ages of Empire Campaign games. As I finished read the result, I laughed at the last of it. Eternal love? Seriously... It is true! Angger