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

April 12, 2014

#nowlistening Angus and Julia Stone - Santa Monica Dream (+ lyrics)

"Santa Monica Dream"

Goodbye to my Santa Monica dream
Fifteen kids in the backyard drinking wine
You tell me stories of the sea
And the ones you left behind
Goodbye to the roses on your street
Goodbye to the paintings on your wall
Goodbye to the children we'll never meet
And the ones we left behind
And the ones we left behind

I'm somewhere, you're somewhere
I'm nowhere, you're nowhere
You're somewhere, you're somewhere
I could go there but I don't

Rob's in the kitchen making pizza
Somewhere down in Battery Park
I'm singing songs about the future
Wondering where you are
I could call you on the telephone
But do I really want to know?
You're making love now to the lady down the road
No I don't, I don't want to know

I'm somewhere, you're somewhere
I'm nowhere, you're nowhere
You're somewhere, you're somewhere
I could go there but I don;t

Goodbye to my Santa Monica dream
Fifteen kids in the backyard drinking wine
You will tell me stories of the sea
And the ones you left behind
And the ones we left behind

I Don't Mind to Walk...

I like to walk. Every morning I always walk from the stop bus to my office, it's about 15 mins far. It's very calm and healthy thing to do. Since I don't really into running or working out and stuff, so I prefer to walk. Exploring every street, with my headset on and my favorite songs in the playlist, freedom. When I walked, I imagined my self walking in riverside park, somewhere in Paris. Why Paris? Because Paris is my very-bucket list place to visit. Once I watched one of Woody Allen's movies, Midnight in Paris, I completely in love with Paris and I just want to walk around Paris at night, and never get tired to do it over and over. The old buildings, statues, pathways, cafe, lamps, and of course Eifel tower. It's true when Gil (Owen Wilson) said "Paris when it's just getting dark - the lights go on - or at night - it's great at night.." at the very beginning of the movie, even though I haven't been in Paris for the whole of my life. But I can imagine the beautiful-ness, romantic-ness, and it's just....perfect moment.

Promenade nocturne means a night walk, and walk means happiness to me. And Google just gave me that beautiful gift, a chance to walk in Paris, at night, and I can do it all by myself, alone from my bedroom, thanks Google! That brilliant idea called Promenade Nocturne with Google.com. Actually it's more likely Google Street View, but the Promenade Nocturne is more interactive than the Google Street View. Promenade Nocturne has small map showing directions and few hotspots in Marseille, guide-speaker, detailed different background sounds wherever you go to different places, and also you can watch videos on the larger screen. Yeah, keep calm and put your headset on! That's my cool way to enjoy the walk, and Promenade Nocturne thinks the same too :) 

As you can see above, it has colored paths too, green and grey, you can choose both! And you can hear those guys playing football activity.
You can choose so many places you want to go at the small map, and to everyplace you'll go, the guide speaker will tell you about story of them.
Yet, we can also watch Jazz live performance, lol...

Isn't it AMAZING right??! Now, hurry up go to Promenade Nocturne site, and don't get too sweaty walking Marsaille... Angger

March 16, 2014

#nowlistening Regina Spektor - The Call (+ lyrics)

So, this night I watched The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, and JUST realized that they have a super great soundtrack. The music is started when the final goodbye scene between Susan and Caspian, before Susan and her siblings must go back to their "real" world. Yep, it's quite suck for me tho.It's The Call by Regina Spektor. I must be know it from her unique voice, and automatically in love with this song. When I listened, it got all of my feeling about living and understanding in relationship, when my boyfriend and I were in distance because of our work stuff. But, please enjoy listening Regina's song. Very original, and here it is..

"The Call"

It started out as a feeling
Which then grew into a hope
Which then turned into a quiet thought
Which then turned into a quiet word
And then that word grew louder and louder
'Til it was a battle cry
I'll come back when you call me
No need to say goodbye

Just because everything's changing
Doesn't mean it's never been this way before
All you can do is try to know who your friends are
As you head off to the war
Pick a star on the dark horizon and follow the light
You'll come back when it's over
No need to say goodbye
You'll come back when it's over
No need to say goodbye

Now we're back to the beginning
It's just a feeling and no one knows yet
But just because they can't feel it too
Doesn't mean that you have to forget
Let your memories grow stronger and stronger
'Til they're before your eyes
You'll come back when they call you
No need to say goodbye
You'll come back when they call you
No need to say goodbye

March 4, 2014

The Movement of Little Light in the Midnight

My favorite bands released their new official music video. Please check them out guys!

1. Perma - Little Light

2. Coldplay - Midnight

3. High Highs - Movement