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Weekly Earworm #2

22:33:00

"Like a hot air balloon in the sky!"



With time, everything will be forgotten
And so will you
That’s what’s really sad

"Jangkar sudah terjatuh, aku sudah benar-benar luluh.."

Current muse: Kim Heechul in his variety show. >,<
He's simply entertaining. Will definitely write more about him. 
Anyway, does anyone think that Min Kyunghoon is a doppelganger of Kharis Junandharu (Silampukau)? The dimple & their voice too! =D

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Memulai Lagi Seperti Demian

00:30:00


Video ini jadi trending topic di YouTube, aksi Demian di tayangan America's Got Talent yang sukses buat keempat juri heboh dan membuatnya lolos ke babak berikutnya. Video di akun official AGT sudah mencapai 2 juta penonton dalam waktu kurang dari 24 jam. Aksi Demian memang memukau, tapi yang membuat saya tergelitik adalah membuka slot komentar di video tersebut. Ada yang nyinyir, ada yang bangga tapi yang pasti netizen Indonesia yang lebih banyak beradu argumen. Mulai dari yang mati-matian mencari celah trik Demian, mengkritik orang Indonesia overproud, macam-macam lah. 

Sulap, dengan berbagai genre-nya, menurut saya tidak diciptakan untuk dinilai, dikritik & ditelanjangi trik-triknya dengan memutar ulang video berkali-kali. Ia adalah pertunjukan yang dinikmati secara langsung dan mengecoh satu atau dua indera kita sehingga membuat yang tidak mungkin menjadi (seperti) mungkin. Howie Mandel terperanjat, Simon Cowell tampak tak yakin harus bereaksi seperti apa. Juri-juri tersebut sudah menonton ratusan aksi lain, sehingga ketika mereka memberi reaksi positif atas aksi Demian, it's pretty validated right? 

Enam tahun lalu, ketika Ciputra World dibuka untuk umum, saya cukup beruntung merasakan pengalaman menjadi volunteer untuk aksi Russian Roulette Demian seperti saya ceritakan di sini. Sampai sekarang pun saya tak tahu bagaimana Demian bisa "menggiring" saya untuk memilih paperbag yang itu, yang berpisau, dan bukan yang lain. But the thrilled is real, so what's wrong with magician doing tricks? It's an act that created to be enjoyed as a whole show, not a riddle to be guessed. 

Alih-alih saya menghargai betul bagaimana Demian mengambil resiko dengan menyanggupi undangan produser AGT, seperti ia ungkapkan dalam berita ini. Saya yakin ia sadar betul bahwa langkahnya ini akan menjadi pro-kontra di dalam negeri, Pun dapat beresiko untuk karir yang sudah ia bangun sejak lama di sini. Ia bertaruh banyak hal dan mengikuti audisi sama dengan memulai lagi, babat alas. But for a headliner show at Las Vegas and a million dollars, I think it'll paid off. Jadi mengapa tidak kita nikmati dan beri semangat tanpa harus nyinyir panjang lebar?

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Convo #4 : I Thought You're Jealous

11:00:00

B: Just see, one day I'll tackle her down to give some lesson.
C: May I speak? You could say that you just want to give her lesson, but it sounds like jealousy to me. No, you ARE jealous. 
B: Me? I mean like she doesn't have any integrity and virtue to her own brain. She should look upon the truth and logically search the truest answer of the problem. I just show her the right way. 
C: Please, don't make any excuse. You're not a Messiah. Just admit that you're jealous because she's taking side on your opposite. It's okay. 
B: Perhaps I'm jealous, or not. But her attitude is not appropriate right?
C: It's her choice, though. Come on, let them go. Take the politic, maneuver and trick aside from your horizon. It's their problem if they wanna play dirty. If you jealous, it means you care. I believe you have higher capability, integrity, intention, et cetera. Don't let their moves take you down. Just raise your bar higher. For your own sanity and clarity. Will you?

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I Let You Go

22:53:00

Now I'm reading Henry Manampiring's book Alpha Girl Guide. While several ideas mentioned is not really applicable to me, there is a topic that I hope I really know before I reach adulthood: to let people go.

Parents taught us to befriend with any people, no matter about the economic status, race, color et cetera. They only forbid to befriend with "naughty" kids or evil people. But as I grow, there's so much grey area. I don't think there is much pure evil human. Many people choose to do misdemeanor on the daily life, just because. This is not the excuse, though, since I believe every deed we did is the result of consciousness and the will. But still, it's not easy to judge people is cruel and stay away from them. So how and who are the people we need to build the fence and stay away?

Om Piring, the writer's nickname, told us to let go people who toxic. They are manipulating in relationship, befriending with them force us to wear a mask and pretend to be somebody else. Later in life, I found that somehow we just not suit each other. It's not that the particular person is ill-minded or having malicious intention. We're just not meant to be for pleasing every people, vice versa. And it's okay. 

If there are relationships that I lingered too long, there was two. First, to a close relative that taught me how to set plan for brighter future in my teen age, how he always spare time in the middle of his work when in town, how to hold tight into religion anytime, yet at the end he turned to believe God in different religion he taught me. Second, to a senior in my high school who became close because I want to play cupid for him and my sister, where it lead to a close relationship with his family. I came to his weddings, his firstborn son, his parents came to my wedding, et cetera. But after a definite time he changed, choosing the different way to love our God. Bopo died and I'm waiting the condolence words, at least. Yet it never came, even after I reached out in many ways I could. I'm brokenhearted for a long time, but now I really accepted that spiritual journey is personal & the basic human right. I value their choice. Back to Om Piring's word again, relationship comes and go.

I believe some people also let me go from their life, in any reason or situation. Perhaps our path will emerge again someday, or not. To people which path differed from my life, I let you go. I hope your life will be merrier and lead to kindness. I won't hold you back and asking the reason why because I respect all of your wisdom to choose. I never wish anything but luck to anyone who consciously decide and take full responsibility of their determination. Semoga Allah merahmati.  


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Weekly Earworm

22:30:00

"Just stop your crying
Have the time of your life
Breaking through the atmosphere
And things are pretty good from here"
(Sign of The Times, Harry Styles)

"If you make the same mistakes
I will love you either way"
(Safe Inside, James Arthur)

"I swear that every word you sing
You wrote them for me
Like it was a private show
But I know you never saw me
When the lights come on and I'm on my own
Will you be there to sing it again
Could I be the one you talk about in all your stories"
(Can I be Him, James Arthur)

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Stretching Courage

22:45:00

I feel spoiled, somehow. It's like I'm being too comfortable at this point. So I decide to jump to my dream. Not only dipping my feet, but also dive bravely and taste the real stream that I have to face to know where I should go for realizing the dream itself.

Just like Ruth Gordon said, the courage is like a muscle. We should stretch them out. Even though it felt a bit scary and reluctant at the first step. Whatever. It's all decided, and I'm ready.

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The Good Wife (2016)

01:52:00

Ini kali kedua saya merasa menemukan drama Korea yang memuaskan hati & pikiran. Yang pertama adalah Healer, sedangkan yang kedua adalah The Good Wife. Mungkin bukan kebetulan kalau keduanya memiliki tokoh yang diperankan oleh Yoo Ji Tae. Bisa jadi ini tentang kemampuan akting yang mumpuni dan perihal kecerdasan memilih skenario yang bernas sekaligus kompleks.


The Good Wife adalah drama remake dari serial Amerika Serikat yang berhasil dan tayang cukup lama selama 9 musim. Dalam versi Korea sendiri hanya ada 1 musim (sampai saat ini) dan mengikat hati pemirsa mulai dari jajaran bintang papan atas sebagai pemeran sampai ke pilihan detail kostum/wardrobe yang mengundang decak kagum. Saya sendiri merasa puas dengan serial ini karena wilayah abu-abu yang terbentang luas di masing-masing karakter. Tidak ada tokoh yang sepenuhnya benar atau betul-betul salah. Logika dan keputusan yang diambil tiap karakter dapat dipahami, bahkan ketika harus bersikap antagonis. Hal ini membuat cerita yang disampaikan humanis dan tak berjarak dengan pemikiran penonton. 


Ulasan lain mungkin akan bercerita bagaimana Jeon Do Yeon sukses mengawal tokoh Kim Hye Kyung sebagai ibu sekaligus pengacara amatir. Atau bagaimana Yoo Jitae menjadi sosok yang tak bisa ditebak, ingin kita benci tapi sekaligus mengiris hati di saat yang sama. Tapi saya betul-betul terjerat dalam hal-hal kecil yang dimunculkan dalam serial ini seperti pilihan wardrobe, setting background dalam tiap skena dan bagaimana printilan itu bermakna jauh lebih luas dari sekadar dialog yang diucapkan oleh aktor. 

Saya suka bagaimana lift dipilih sebagai tempat Hye Kyung dan Joong Won berinteraksi. Ada 3 skena utama dengan lift dimana secara gradual menunjukkan bagaimana hubungan mereka dari sekadar cinta bertepuk sebelah tangan, lalu perasaan resiprokal dengan timing yang meleset kemudian the makeout kisses. Pun juga dengan pink-fuschia stiletto dan lipstick (crayon type) yang dipakai Hye Kyung saat dalam keadaan hatinya ragu-ragu atau menghadapi kasus yang besar dan berat. Saya sangat menyukai bagaimana warna fuschia dipilih, dibandingkan merah, misalnya. Karena tone yang dibawa lebih ke start fresh & anew, menunjukkan konfidensi dan youth spirit

Serial ini juga membawa optimisme dalam dunia drama Korea yakni membawa trend drama yang tokohnya tidak hanya berani memilih, tetapi juga cerdik dan bukan tipe drama upik abu semata. Trend dengan variasi genre ini secara konsisten digaungkan TvN sebagai stasiun tv kabel yang menayangkan Misaeng, Reply series, Signal. Dengan deretan drama yang menyenangkan untuk diikuti ini, I'm a happy viewer!