Dance is amazing. Language is a barrier that can be broken by music, but if even music faiLs, there wiLL aLways be dance.
Says the girL who bawLed her eyes out in front of the TV when she saw this 5 years ago, and stiLL does whenever she see it again and again.
Dance is amazing, because it makes peopLe pushes their body to the maximum Limit and do things you thought you wouLd never be abLe to do. God is great, indeed.
Says the girL whose heart wrenched oh so tightLy knowing two of these guys got injured just before they have to perform an extended version of beLow routine.
I was thinking about quitting yosakoi aLtogether after seeing ReckLess and remembering Matthew. They are dancing for their Lives, against prejudices and injuries, whiLe I’m.. What, dancing for fun? How shaLLow.
But then if I quit, that means I wiLL Lose one more thing that can reaLLy do and make me hystericaLLy happy. PLus I feeL Like I wiLL Lose a battLe against my father. I hate Losing to my father.
So, obLiging to The TeLephones, I decide to keep on dancing. For however Long it may be.
Binging Against The Current’s Dreaming ALone earLier in the day made me reaLize how perfectLy harmonious Takaboy’s voice sounds together with Chrissy’s and that he is actuaLLy a great coLLaborator. UnLike a certain American rock vocaList featured in The Abomination of 35xxxv, Taka has this sense of.. um.. how do I put this.. compLimenting the Main artist. CLues from SimpLe PLan’s Summer Paradise and Grown Kids’ song which titLe I totaLLy forget and is too Lazy to GoogLe.
Which brings me to remembering my other favorite ‘coLLaborative’ songs, where the two voices and ‘styLe’s of the two vocaLists perfectLy combined, bLended, and created one heLL of a song.
I Love how One OK Rock keeps bombing my birthday month for two years in a row. Last year, the concert. This year, FOOL COOL ROCK is screened on some LocaL cinemas, onLy for this weekend. And of course, originaLLy pLanning just to see it once on Friday, I ended up seeing it again yesterday and today. Because FCR is quite a spectacLe. NostaLgia ran high and I think me and MP managed to annoy the heLL out of some other peopLe by our squeaLing and cLapping and singing aLong. And I got teary eyed each time Wherever You Are is on.
That Leads me to this question: Is it normaL to stiLL be fangirLing at my age? When my friends Left and right are pLanning their weddings, I’m stiLL Lusting after Tubby’s sweater and backpack and fawning over Papa Leader’s terrific hair and cooL man-bag. I just hope The Mothership wiLL never find out what I reaLLy did this weekend (and how many times I’ve seen Rurouni Kenshin Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends in totaL).
Okay, anyway. FCR has reaLLy made me appreciate the band more. I don’t care if in Japan peopLe say One OK Rock is a band for middLe-schooLers and juveniLes, I LOVE THEM.
I Love Toru for having the idea of forming a band and how he kind of get freaky in his own cooL way.
I Love Taka’s voice and his ambition to make the band better (even though some of his recent actions are.. questionabLe).
I Love Ryota for sticking with the band and growing up together with it and how he can charm his way into the hearts of some thousands of us back in Lapangan KoLam Renang Senayan on November 24th 2013.
I Love Tomoya for showing his Love for the band and the other guys with his own painfuL way and his megagaziLLion watt smiLe and his infectious Laugh and his hair and his striped vests and his.. his.. funny dances ^^
And just for this weekend, I think I kind of Like Decision.
HeLLo. I’ve been abandoning this pLace for quite too Long, I guess.
ActuaLLy I have some posts pLanned and drafted, Like the BeLitung traveL waaay back in May, but here I am, finaLLy, to taLk about anime.
I’m not a fan of Space Dandy. First two episodes in the first season, I think it’s ridicuLous. I never Look back at it again. And then I stumbLed upon A World Without Sadness, Baby.
Thank you cosmic dragons for making sure I didn’t change the channeL.
All right, I’m out again Baby.
According to a WHO study, more than a third of aLL women worLdwide wiLL experience physicaL or sexuaL abuse in their Lifetime. SeriousLy, if you’ve never heard of a rape case you must be Living under a rock or on another pLanet where it’s inhabitants are asexuaL or genderLess.
I won’t make a Long, winding, girL-angst post because honestLy, the first reaction I got after watching Oppressed Majority by ELeonore Pourriat was: Suck it, Porky. Because it’s high time those men know what it feeLs Like to be threatened, afraid, oppressed, for aLmost every singLe waking moment of your Life. How society design a day to ‘ceLebrate’ you but it’s just buLLshit anyway.
I know sharing a youtube video of a fuLL, copyright-ed fiLm couLd be a crime, but.. who doesn’t Love a cute cat and a cute guy together in one frame?
But this is more than that.
It’s that time of the year again when I make a coupLe of picspam posts about red carpet dressing. So, this is onLy the GoLden GLobe and the dresses are awesome.
Kate BLanchet in Armani Prive
First, I just need to ask: WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THIS YEAR’S MISS UNIVERSE NATIONAL COSTUME ROUND??? I mean, from aLphabet A to K, I just wanted to scratch the Leather on the armchair. ThankfuLLy, it gets somewhat better. But stiLL, I hate Indonesia’s costume even more than Last year’s costume.
What is this, a peacock Reog? I don’t think Indonesia is speciaLLy weLL-known for peacocks. Komodo dragons, yes. But jeez, whatever Foundation organizing Indonesia’s participation in Miss Universe shouLd stop empLoying those costume makers from SoLo/Jember Batik CarnivaL. Hate.
I’m quite heartbroken because Kosovo is not participating this year.. Their costumes were aLways good! But oh weLL, on with the rest of the Likes, in aLphabeticaL order.
..and it’s time for aLL things hoLy and good but damn it’s hot in here and I need to see Pacific Rim again.
Ramadhan = RaLeigh and Mako doing their thang.
If you are a man, even if you die in a ditch during battle, you will die pitching forward.
Itu kata-kata Sakamoto Ryouma yang dikutip di manga Bakuman jiLid 1, yang baruuuuu aja seLesai gwe baca beberapa menit yang LaLu.
Gwe agak stress baca Bakuman, tapi sebenernya itu haL yang bagus karena artinya gwe masih bisa ngerasa tertampar karena gwe menyia-nyiakan masa muda gwe buat mengejar mimpi. KaLo diinget, kaya’nya impian gwe waktu SMP cuma masuk SMA yang sama kaya’ gebetan gwe (iya, duLu gwe pernah punya gebetan seperti Layaknya anak perempuan normaL Lainnya). Waktu SMA impian gwe udah muLai Lebih ‘berwujud’, tapi akhirnya gwe maLah beLok jauh karena ‘LoLos’ SPMB. KaLau sekarang ditanya mimpi gwe apa, gwe cuma bisa jawab “JaLan-jaLan pakai uang sendiri, jangka pendek ke Jepang Lagi dan ke New ZeaLand, jangka panjang ke FLoriade di tahun 2022 dan ‘ngejar’ Aurora Borealis.” SepeLe. Tapi setidaknya masih bisa jadi pecutan supaya gwe rajin kerja dan nabung.
Yah, anak muda memang harus punya mimpi ^^
Um. SeriousLy. They’re good. Like, I-Like-them-and-One OK Rock good.
Now I see why some peopLe get hystericaL when their idoLs/favorite artists retweeted their tweets. It’s quite.. exhiLirating
Even though Matsue Tetsuaki was a.. nobody in my book.. He just happened to direct an awesome documentary fiLm caLLed Flashback Memories. Which I had a chance to see – for free 😀 – in 3D. Which was quite an amazing experience.
SeriousLy, if you have a chance, GO SEE IT! It was quite a feast for the eyes, ears, and souL. I’d Love to write an in-depth post about how exactLy it shook my souL, but.. right now I’m just too Lazy.
First of aLL, I don’t reaLLy remember what’s behind the word First in the GoLden GLobe red carpet post. But just to keep things tidy, this post wiLL have to bear the word Second in the titLe.
So, is it just me or the dresses paraded on 2013 Oscar red carpet were a bit.. unexciting? Sure, I Like a few, Like:
Kerry Washington’s Miu Miu
So I know GoLden GLobe’s today, and I’m curious about how Tina Fey & Amy PoehLer wiLL rock the party and if Argo or LincoLn wiLL win big (which shouLdn’t reaLLy matter to me, reaLLy, as I possibLy wouLdn’t have any chance to see both..but stiLL).
But it wasn’t after a friend tweeted me and suggested I check out Marion CotiLLard’s dress because she thought I’d Love it that I remembered: “Oh shit I have to do the usuaL red carpet post! And I have no internet at the office #@&$$*!!”
But ta-da, Lo and behoLd, my favorites red carpet Looks from the GoLden GLobe 2013.
New mama AdeLe in Burberry
Everyone can say anything they want about Miss Universe, but one thing for sure is I Love to Look at the photos of NationaL Costume Show. It’s an aLmost-obsession, I guess.
Let’s start by pLaying anaLysis about Indonesian nationaL costume: