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01 January 2013 @ 12:00 am
Apparently in 2012 I saw 34 less movies compared to 2011. But what a year for moviegoers! Let's hope this one will even be bigger.

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01 January 2013 @ 12:00 am
Here we go again.

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21 April 2012 @ 12:10 am
Coming across a good Indonesian film is a feat not to be taken lightly. For the last few years, this country has produced a numerous amount of movies—some worth mentioning, some even need to be boasted about, while others are better off forgotten. Amidst the confusing array of b-rated horror movies embraced and offered by the local cinema, there are times when the silver screen is graced by some works that are, well, legit. And among the people responsible for those few ‘treats’ we Indonesian moviegoers get once in a while, is Joko Anwar. On a Tuesday evening, I got a chance to chat with the filmmaker himself, on the topics of movies, snobs, love, and—of course—his latest ‘family movie’, Modus Anomali.

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Modus Anomali opens in theatres nationwide on April 26th.
01 January 2012 @ 12:00 am
2010 proved to be an unproductive year for me in terms of watching movies. So let's watch more movies in 2011.

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Adore Kase Ryo's character in オリヲン座からの招待状 / The Invitation from Cinema Orion.
Beauty and the Briefcase was a waste of time. Wish I could unwatch.
Never Let Me Go was depressing, heartbreaking, bittersweet, beautiful. And Andrew Garfield was in it. WIN.
ハナミズキ / Hanamizuki was a big Honey & Clover reunion. It has got Takemoto, Mayama, Lohmeyer-senpai and Professor Shoda.
마더 / Mother was surprisingly art-house-ish. A very nice, unexpected surprise indeed.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was all kinds of awesome and Alan Rickman is a god.
Ha Jeong Woo is one of the best actors working in Asia today and it's always such a treat to see him.
Current Music: 10cm - 죽겠네
26 July 2011 @ 09:58 pm

This film is fucking epic. Your disagreement is irrelevant.

I find everything about this movie gentle. Graceful. Both characters and the quiet setting of Iowa felt so charming, so engaging. I love the idea of being sure about somebody that you want to be with, and not necessarily about falling in love per se. I love how the film showed that you can't always put your own happiness first and expect everything to continue on merrily. If they had gotten together, things would've probably not been as expected. If they had gotten together, it would not have guaranteed their happiness. Sometimes all you can do is treasure and enjoy every given moment as fully as you possibly can, and move on. As Francesca said in the film, "We are the choices that we have made."
Current Music: Matt Morris - Love
24 July 2011 @ 03:44 am

Last Friday, the 22nd, was the first of the three-day rock music festival called Java Rockin' Land here in Jakarta. Since I'm quite broke all the time, I couldn't really afford to buy the Rp.550,000 ticket--around $60 (yet scalpers were selling them for Rp.150,000 / $20. Ha!), but super lucky for me, a very awesome friend of mine got some free tickets and she gave me one. I don't know whether I'd have still bought a ticket myself if she hadn't given me one.. I probably would've.. somehow. And the only reason I wanted to come to the event that day? 30 Seconds to Mars. People, I'm talking about Jared Leto. Blue-eyed, sex-on-legs Jared Leto.

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EDIT: A few days ago the band's website put up this very neat picture of the night (it's up for sale as a poster) so take a look! (Useful pointers and information are provided by me, of course)

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Current Music: 30 Seconds to Mars - Night of the Hunter

Posted @jdramas HERE.

This song is dope. These various renditions of the song are dope. And the series? AWESOME. For some reasons I don't quite understand, I like Toda Erika a lot. And Kase Ryo is one of my favorite actors of all time. And YAY to him being in a series that is NOT boring! I effing need a SPEC SP or a second season or a movie or anything. SPEC shouldn't end just like this. NO.
19 July 2011 @ 01:12 am
For the last few years (six? eight?), my best friends and I almost never give one another birthday gifts anymore. And birthday gift happens to be quite a foreign term in my family. So, naturally, receiving birthday gifts is pretty much a rare and happy experience for me.

This year I unexpectedly received gifts from two people! (applause?) From my great pal, it was Paulo Coelho's Eleven Minutes. She knew I had been wanting to try reading Coelho for a while so she got me one. Curse me, but I don't think Coelho is my cup of coffe. At least Eleven Minutes sure isn't. I actually enjoyed Like the Flowing River but Eleven Minutes? Sacred sex? Not so much. But anyway, gift! Yay!

The other friend who got me gifts is a person I met during my stay in China. Definitely one of the most treasured friends I made there. He sent these stuff all the way from the Netherlands and although I'm not big on cute and cuddly stuff, I sure can tolerate the doll.

Beside the doll, he also sent me some stroopwafels. Which is one of my greatest discoveries of 2010.

So, best friends, why don't we try implementing the old annual-birthday-gift-giving culture once more?
Current Music: Shin Yong Jae (4MEN) - Lonely

Shin Yong Jae (4MEN) - Lonely (O.S by 2NE1) on Yoo Hee Yeol's Sketchbook (2011.06.24)
Download: MF
Pass: scherzi@LJ

I love his voice. And I adore 2NE1. And this is one heck of a great cover. And for those of you appreciate great vocals, please do listen to 4MEN. They're amazing.
Current Music: Ester Dean - Take You to Rio
01 May 2011 @ 01:38 am
Went to accompany my best friend to look at a hotel's ballrooms, one of which she will probably hold her wedding at, next February. Not because she asked me to (because she didn't). Not because I thought it'd be fun (because I don't think I like weddings that much). Simply because I want to always be beside her in this 'journey' that she had dreamed of since she was a little girl.

And I wonder if she knows that.
Current Music: Glee - Somewhere Only We Know