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22 April 2012 @ 07:38 am
Aaaah, Sunday morning, and I woke up, and I should be making breakfast right now, and planning to check Hogsmeade weekend, but then I opened tumblr (and why, I half-planned to stay away from it), and saw all the Tribeca and Struck by Lightning and #HappyChrisColferDay and all other pics!!!!!

Now, I can't function.
20 April 2012 @ 06:23 pm

Day 2 of my 100 Things (actually, this is like half day 3) is about language.

There's this one favorite word of mine in Indonesian language, candikala (pronounced: 'chun-dee-kaa-laa'. Well, more or less.) What does it mean? Basically, it is a word to describe the specific time when the sun is setting down and the sky is painted with the right amount of red, orange, yellow, blue and purple color, and when you look up to see it, you will feel a melancholic wave surging through you and make the goosebumps on your neck stand up.

Well, maybe not that dramatic.

Some said though, that you can't see candikala in every sunset. So it means there is something mystical happened when it shows up. One of the stories said that's the time when a giant named Kala descends on earth in his search for preys, and whoever is still outside the house will be his food (this is perhaps a story to scare the children so they don't come home too late.) In another story that's not so morbid, it was said that the fairies are flying by with their colorful shawls, painting the sky with many colors. I also remember another short story I read which spin the tale of candikala to an opening of the gates to another world. Needless to say, all these stories fascinate me, like the colorful sky itself.

I've found out that not many people know this word. It came out several times when I was speaking to different friends of mine, and none of them knew the word. I, myself, knew it from my mother. Perhaps that's because this word is not the word you will use frequently in a conversation. It can also linked to the fact that Indonesian language (and its users) is like one of the most laid-back languages ever in allowing other words to influence and be used in its structure. Seriously, even journalists on newspapers prefer to use some english words rather than searching for their rightful translations. Well, on the other hand, the language itself didn't even exist naturally. By naturally, I mean that I know how it came to existence. It's not like it existed since hundred years ago. Basically, the language was fabricated circa 1928 by some influential people when they tried to bring some sense of unity to the many ethnic groups scattered throughout the entire archipelago. So, in a way, it kinds of explained why the language easily accepts other words from other native languages and foreign languages. Candikala itself, I think was originated from Sanskrit. I'm not really sure, though.

Wow, this entry turned out to be longer than I thought it would be.
19 April 2012 @ 08:18 am

Okay, for this first 100 Thing entry, I will begin with the topic everyone loves, food.

This food can't exactly be described to be my favorite food, more like the food I (and many people from my country) can't live without; rice.

Since I was a wee little kid, I eat rice every day. Rice is there for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Yeah, rice is the main food of the Indonesians. Often, I need to eat rice to justify that I have had lunch or dinner. Like, I eat a burger at 1 pm, but it doesn't count as lunch to me. It's... a snack, haha. I still have to eat rice. For example, a menu for one day will look like this:
Breakfast: rice with omelet
Lunch: rice with carrot soup and fried fish
Dinner: rice with fried chicken

Because rice is important here, Indonesians have many words for different stages of rice, like the Eskimos have many words for ice. Padi (paddy) when it's still in its plant form, beras (rice) for the hawthorns when it's ready to be cooked, and nasi (rice) when it's cooked and ready to be eaten.

Now, these are various forms of cooked rice.
You can guess which one is which. :D (Well, not you, saya22. You know this already.)

White Rice (Nasi Putih, this is the one I eat every day)
Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng) (President Obama said he likes this)
Coconut Rice (Nasi Uduk, or Nasi Lemak in Malay)
Saffron Rice, or Yellow Rice if you want the literal translation (Nasi Kuning)

18 April 2012 @ 07:58 am
Hi, folks! I'm still alive. Lol, I think I remember that time when I promised myself that I would read my flist and update my journal more frequently. As you can see, it kinda failed. But this is still very much my plan, so I decided to jump on the 100Things wagon. I've thought about what I can do for this challenge, and I decided to do '100 Stories & Things From My Country'. Basically, this sparks from a job I'm doing now that requires me to dabble a bit in my country's past life.

I will be talking about anything originated from my country (so I can cover that 100!); places, food, language, music, books, people, and my own experiences. Maybe I can attract the history and culture enthusiasts among you!

I plan to make one post a day. For my standard, that's ambitious, haha. I will make my first post later today. So, let's begin!

{Take the 100 Things challenge!}

Btw, this is my country.
29 March 2012 @ 07:47 am
Gosh, look at me, changing my layout journal every five minutes. I really love this one, but I don't like the scroll bar in the body post. Lol, looks like I will be changing the layout again very soon.
27 March 2012 @ 05:12 pm
Hi hi hi, guys, I'm not dead. Just busy with some RL stuffs, and since I could use tumblr again, I've been playing there and became addicted. Oops. I think I got addicted with new things easily, better be careful O_O. I think I have things to do and things I promised to do in LJ that I haven't done yet, so I better get cracking.

My tumblr is goldenslumbr.tumblr.com if you want to take a look and be friends there, too :D

Now, time for archiving my drawing;

I was sketching pouty Kurt at the beginning of the Heart episode, and suddenly I WANTED TO DRAW BABY PENGUIN. So there.
22 February 2012 @ 08:03 am
I'm in my parents' house this week. My parents subscribe to several paid TV channels, and yesterday night, one of them played Glee's 'The First Time' (That 'sex with clothes on' ep)

Now, I might have mentioned to some of the people in my flist that they censored things here. So, I was naturally curious how they will handle this episode. (Just so you know, they censored the Klaine slo-mo hand-holding scene in the 'Never Been Kissed' episode. It's ridiculous, but at least you can cut that scene and not disturb the story line too much, but in 'The First Time', it will be more difficult to do that.) So, I prepared my potato chips, and settled myself nicely in front of the magic box.

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16 February 2012 @ 08:14 am
I bought two bag of chips yesterday. I ate one of them all by myself this morning, because I was lazy to prepare a healthy breakfast. Then my stomach felt funny, but I proceeded to open the second bag, because those chips are yummy! Suddenly I felt like Finn Hudson.

(GV-RPG, look what you've done to me. For those who don't know, once upon a time I played Finn Hudson in an RPG for a very brief stint.)

15 February 2012 @ 02:08 pm
Though the official V-Day is over, I just want to say I love you.

15 February 2012 @ 08:35 am
To my flist;

Thanks to fvck, _eyesofpride_, and partitioning for sending me V-Gift, I love you all :D

Since I cannot send you one, here have a little something from me;

For partitioning with all the Kurtofsky love:

For _eyesofpride_ with all the Sugary love:

For fvck with all love from Dharamsala: