Monday, August 24, 2009

My Life According to My Favourite Musician (Backstreet Boys)

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I got this from Facebook notes tag, haha, please checkt it out!

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to 15 people you like and include me (presuming I'm someone you like). You can't use the band I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think! Re-post as "my life according to (band name)"

Your Artist/Band:
Backstreet Boys

Are you a male or female:
Poster Girl
My Beautiful Woman

Describe yourself:
Like a Child
Shining Star
Spanish Eyes

How do you feel:

Describe where you currently live:
Weird World

If you could go anywhere, where would you go?

Your favorite form of transportation?

Your best friend?
Safest Place to Hide
Perfect Fan

You and your best friends:
Larger Than Life

What's the weather like:
I Want It That Way

Favorite time of day:
Everytime I Close My Eyes

If your life was a TV show, what would it be called:
You Wrote the Book on Love

What is life to you:
Climbing The Walls

Your relationship:

What is the best advice you have to give:
Quit Playing Games

Thought for the Day:
Boys Will Be Boys

How you would like to die?
Never Gone

Your soul's present condition:
The Answer to Our Life

Your Motto:
What Makes You Different Makes You Beautiful

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My Book Review: The Host

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Yesterday, I’ve finally finished reading The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Well, if you don’t know her, don’t tell me that you don’t know the Twilight Saga. It’s an incredibly popular saga that fascinates readers from around the globe, especially the teenage girls (especially in USA).

I haven’t read the saga since it’s a saga. There are four volumes, and each of them are THICK. No doubt they are expensives and take much time. And it’s a saga so that you can’t just read one of them—you have to read ALL of them. So even though I really love Buffy the Vampire Slayer (it was a very popular TV show in the USA—makes me wonder if they really adore vampires that much), I’m not eager to read the saga. There are too many factors to be considered.

Then I saw this new title—The Host. The synopsys in the back cover tickled me.

Melanie Stryder refused to fade away.
Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy that takes over the minds of human hosts. Most of humanity has succumbed. When Melanie—one of the last remaining humans—is captured, she is certain it is her end.

An alien invasion? That is cool. Takes over the minds of human hosts? That is awesome. It reminded me of my favourite serial when I was young—Animorphs by K.A. Applegate. It’s about five teenagers fighting against a similar alien invasion. It’s full of action and the characters are so lively. I was hoping to taste it again in The Host. That’s why I decided to dig in my purse and bought it.

As I told you, I haven’t read the Twilight Saga at all. I didn’t know that Meyer is very melancholic. She explores her characters’ emotions deeply. It’s good. Really. But in the end, that’s what it’s all about. No hunting. No shooting. No fighting. NO ACTION. The aliens are souls and they are mild. They’re even afraid of any kind of violence. They are honest and kindhearted.

In the middle of reading, I felt like Man, it’s boring. No hearbeating. No adrenaline rushing. The story flowed so slowly. The characters moved only in very small scope. When will you guys save this world? When will you send those aliens back to their home? There was no clue. I was heartbroken. I stopped reading it for a few days, but then I continued reading it. I’ve bought it after all.

As I read it, I realized that Meyer’s strenght is not action. It’s the way she told us about universal values of life. The story is not black and white. Meyer guided us to see from the eyes of both humans and aliens. She also showed us that among them there are friendship, trust, approval, even love.

Yes, love. That’s why the Twilight Saga drives people crazy, isn’t it? The Host will not disappoint you if this is what you’re looking for. There were complicated loves—beyond your expectations. This love grew unexpectedly, craved upon your heart, and there is no way you can explain it. But if you’re looking for some actions, forget it.

My conclusion is, it’s not that bad. I’m looking forward to reading the sequel—if there will be any. But I hope there will be more action in it. Cheers =)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Berbagi Langit

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Langit itu tetap ada
tapi tidak lagi sama
di sini dan di sana
punya warna yang berbeda

Akankah nanti
kami bisa berbagi langit lagi?
Sementara bintang-bintangku
masih terserak di kaki


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"Cheadle stars as Samir Horn, a Sudan-born American who has gone to work for Muslim extremist groups, using his weapons expertise to help execute attacks all over the world. Charged with tracking him down is Roy Clayton (Guy Pearce), an FBI agent who, for some reason, is conducting an international investigation. He sends Samir to prison early in the film, but thanks to the help of his friend Omar (Said Taghmaoui) and some buddies on the outside, Samir escapes from the Yemen prison and starts planning a series of terrorist attacks that target Americans." (

There are 3 tags that made me yearn to watch this movie: terrorism, Muslim extremist groups, CIA. I mean, okay, so this should be a fascinating espionage thriller movie--my favorite! Actually, I was worried that this movie will lead people (esp. western) to misjudge Muslim community. But it turned out to be a fair story.

Samir Horn was a son of a very good Muslim, and Roy Clayton's father and grandfather were priests. Nobody speaks of any religion negatively. Even when Roy's friend started to make jokes about the Muslim extremist ("He's ready to go to heaven to see 72 angels."), the dashing Guy Pearce gave equal sample about Christian ("My neighbour burned himself with a cross... Seems like every religion have their own rituals.")

Sunday, August 9, 2009


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Sorry that I haven't write anything for so long. I just don't know what to write yet, in English I mean. But I'm reading The Host by Stephanie Meyer at this moment. I think I'll write something about it as soon as I finish it :)

Hujan Bintang

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Hujan Bintang

Kupikir aku tahu warna langitku
dan jumlah bintangnya

Tapi langit itu kelu
begitu pula aku
dan aku tak siap
ketika hujan bintang tak terhitung
memecahkan jendelaku

Salahku, salahku
karena dulu berusaha menghitungnya
dan mengatur pancarannya

Bintang-bintang pun menembus atap rumahku
memberi ruang bagi mentari
tuk mengintipku
dan berkata lembut,
langit selalu bersamaku
dan kau memiliki aku

Hujan Bintang 2

Setelah hujan bintang semalam
pagi ini kupunguti bintang-bintangku
satu demi satu
kuamati sinarnya
cemerlang atau redup

Aku belum bisa
memasangnya di langit baru
hari ini, mungkin lusa juga

Mentari muda pun tersenyum
dan berkata,
langit kan selalu ada
tak perlu kamu terburu

Hujan Bintang 3

telah cemerlang lagi
meski memang masih tercecer di sini
karena belum kutemukan langit baru
untuk menggantungkannya

tiba-tiba saja
terdengar bisik sang mentari,
tak perlu terburu sayang
selama kau masih di bumi
aku pun setia menemani


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