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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

My Christmas Wishes

All I simply want in this Christmas is not much:

1) A Sony walkman, and listen to the broken songs which I recorded from the radio.

2) Calling to the radio station secretly (unknown by parents), state my residence street name, order a song from A1 and quickly rush back to the radio tape just to hear my name being mentioned.

3) Tamagotchi, will insist to feed my virtual pet to the stage of obesity, and wait until it falls sick and give it an injection. And I don't know why, I just feel sad when it's really dead.

4) Tazos, just fly it everywhere around my house.

5) a pair of ATT shoes that has a glowing red light on its heel side when stepped on, will keep stepping it and enjoying the light blip while my parents worrying about the battery life.

6) wait for my childhood crush to board the school bus and purposely sit closer to her usual seat.

7) pagering my dad just to say, "Hello, pls come home earlier." (I mean the real '90 pager)

8) riding on a bicycle with two hands off the handlebar, keep cycling fast and purposely run through any speed bumps on the street.

9) buy a fake cigarette candy, put it on my mouth, and pretending to blow out the smoke like a thug.

10) randomly pick an abandoned coin of IDR 25 on the street, and willingly walk miles away just to find a store and purchase a single piece of Fruit-tella candy.

and finally...

11) reach stage 8 of Super Mario Bros without skip any preset rounds through the secret flowerpot, and meet the kingkong in fully armed condition.

Message to Santa:

I really hate it when I was enjoying my free time in the morning prior to school and suddenly my parents shouted to me from the kitchen, "Go out and buy some chili for me. Errr... and some onions too, ...and scallions." And my reply be like, "Damn, why don't you prepare all the stuff you need before you cook?" And I got, "Shut up and just go, or you'll not have your lunch. And remember... you MAY NOT keep the change."

Medan, Christmas Eve, 2014

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Stuttering Has Never Been So Funny!

Seriously, I couldn't stop laughing when watching this stutter-talking scene in "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn" (2014). Their acting were just so natural and "funny ha-ha", especially when the sales guy emphasized the F-word with his heavy stutter tone in the end of this scene :'D.

This funny scene would only make better sense if you watch the movie from beginning and understand the story plot. And imho, I think the writer/director placed this scene perfectly in time to support the humor makeup. Things that make it more interesting is, based on the facts from IMDb, the old sales guy actually did have a stutter like his character.

Official Movie Poster of "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn" (2014)

This movie is suitable for your late night refreshment, especially for those Robin Williams' fans, because this was probably one of his last performance on widescreen before he died of suicide in 2014. And for those male moviegoers out there, you can freeze your eyes on Mila Kunis who also co-starred in this movie. And this was probably one of her latest project before her pregnancy with the luckiest "bastard" in the world, Ashton Kutcher.

Medan, November 05th, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

"Mango Signature", A Taste and Beauty from Soi Bangla, Patong

"MANGO SIGNATURE", a mouthwatering dessert served by Fruity Crepes, a street food stall stood at Soi Bangla (Bangla Road), Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand. To be exact, it is located at the corner near the end of Soi Bangla, just a stone’s throw away from the beach. It is very easy to notice their stall thanks to the heavy crowd that fill up the stall front. You have to Q for a long minutes before it’s your turn to put an order. And the serving time is quite a headache. I almost gave up my order back then, but since I was on travel and nothing good might come twice, I always bear myself a principle of travelling which is “fly, try, buy, or say bye-bye”, and principle of culinary which is “never waste the taste”, I had to insist for my plate, regardless of my sore feet and hip.

So make sure you are mentally prepared before decide to park your ass there. LOL. I was finally eating at the side of the stall, because I was too tired to continue walking. Damn it, I had just walked a few miles strolling the beach and around Soi Bangla itself. It’s time to spoil my belly with some calories.

But my patience was actually paid off. Topped with few chunks of fresh mangoes, a fine scoop of chocolate ice cream, and a spread of vanilla cream and chocolate milk, the foundation was perfectly crafted. The plating itself was a temptation, that I couldn’t help to stare at it before dig up my first spoon (you can see I even took photo of it). The composition was too cute to be destroyed, but my belly was knocking hard after a long walk. I then finished it in no time, but the taste remained in thought. Really couldn’t expect more!

By the way, it costs only THB 120 (two years ago) or apprx. IDR 36K (currency at that time). Quite reasonable price I thought, consider that the location is at the heartbeat of Patong, where the razzle-dazzle of nightlife seems to drag all the passing souls, which benefits the pricing system on such tourist-oriented market spot.

Well this stall actually offers a lot of unique menus, but I had no idea why I chose “Mango Signature”. Maybe it was the picture effect, since the mangoes were so bright in yellow, and it looked so hot for a starving person like me. Haha. Unfortunately, during my 3 nights stay in Patong, I had just tasted this food once (I found this stall on the 2nd night). Due to time constraint, I couldn’t come back there because I had full trip schedules on 3rd day and night, and I had to leave for Bangkok in the next morning. At least I tasted it once, and I didn’t fail my travelling principle, though.

But I will definitely come back to Phuket one day. I’ve been there twice but it seems to be never enough. Well, tell me which traveller doesn’t like Thailand anyway? Hahaha. I just hope that the business of Fruity Crepes is going well, stay in the same location and the most important is that they still retain their old great menus.

Finally, thank you for reading my short review, I wish that it could give you an additional preference for your travel. Wah Koon Khap!

Medan, October 23rd, 2014

Sunday, February 09, 2014

[Dave & Cellyne] Is Love Really Confusing?

Cellyne: Did you know, that love will never free us from confusion in our whole life?

Dave: How come you could say that?

Cellyne: First, when you start falling in love with someone, you will afraid that you are not good enough for her. Second, when you finally confess your feeling towards her, you are afraid of being rejected. Third, even when you both finally be in a relationship, you will somehow afraid of losing her. And fourth, when you both finally married and get older, you will start afraid of who will die first.

Dave: True indeed, but I think I know how to answer that.

First, if I'm really not good enough for her, then I will just love her even more, to make me at least seen enough and heard enough.
Second, even if I was rejected, I will tell her that my love will continue in distance.
Third, if I really have to lose her, then I will start thinking to love her happiness instead of loving the person anymore.
Fourth, if the time has come, I would rather die first, so that I will never miss a day without seeing her.

Cellyne: Hahaha! Then I think I should kill you earlier, so that you will never see my old and ugly face.

Dave: You will never be ugly, sweetheart, as long as my eyes have seen enough our good memories. Even if you finally turn white, it means you are just closer to your angel's days.

Cellyne: I owe you my life!

Dave & Cellyne: (xoxo)

Medan, February 09th, 2014

Friday, February 07, 2014

[Dave & Cellyne] A Man Without Mother

Cellyne: So you are missing your mom again?

Dave: Yeah. Tomorrow is her birthday, but I feel bad since she can no longer hear me saying this.

Cellyne: Don't worry. She can feel you from up there, in heaven.

Dave: But I can't feel her in return. A man with no mother is like a man without history.

(Cellyne was touched by Dave's grief, and knew that no words could block his tears for falling down. All she could do was just embrace him tightly, so that she could somehow attached to Dave's pain, and try to recuperate the moment together)

Cellyne: Don't be sad, sweetheart. As long as I'm with you, you will lose nothing a man needs for most. Mmuahhhh!

Medan, February 07th, 2014