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Showing posts from October, 2011

Seven Eleven past dawn

My batteries are low and draining so I'll make use most of it real fast to write this sleepless piece (of crap) as it is. Pardon me, therefore, if at some parts I deem it necessary to spare you the unnecessary boring details. And if by chance you still happen to bump into boring somewhere along the read, please do tell him that somebody else was looking for him the other day. And oh yeah, say hi for me too, he owes me a great deal of apology and it's already been a while.

It's just one of those days I guess when at some point you started the day off on top of the world, being amongst the brightest minds of the country (well, most of the time), sharing a laugh or two on not-so-bright subjects, while wondering privately why do we even bother. But we do, nevertheless, to have a lighter day of less stress when you seem to have the chance to take a blow on cracking jokes at one another and safely getting away with it; hopefully. Guess that's just how they are; needing a br…

Ka Mate Haka

In anticipation for the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final match this coming Sunday, France against New Zealand, I'm tempted to put up the Ka Mate here in the blog. 

If you've ever seen a Haka performed by the All Blacks -the New Zealand rugby team, you'd probably think it's kinda barbaric somehow with all those gestures with the hands and feet, tongue sticking out, eyes piercing as if trying to eat out the hearts of their opposite number. You'd instinctively think that they're going to war, and that's also what I thought. Well in a way, yes.

Jakarta Weekenders: Monolog

It's that wonderful time of the week again, when everyone seems to have that extra eagerness to just hangout and chill immediately right after the bell rings at work. Yes people, it's Friday night. And Jakarta Weekenders was no different.

From the last time we got together a couple weeks back at the birthday party, last night was kinda the follow up meeting to the JakWeek idea, and Monolog Senayan was chosen as the rendezvous point. A place that somehow resembles a Melbourne-like lane way cafe which appropriately sets the mood for some private walk to memory lane.

For those of you who somehow kinda just know me in the surface would suggest that I'm not really good with memories. That's one of the reasons for this blog actually, besides of course as a showcase for all the beautiful pictures ^ ^ ...and umm to think it over again, last night wasn't really quite the follow up 'cause I missed out on last week's meet up to sing your heart out at the karaoke. Bu…

Phoenix - Lasso

Where would you go? Not long ago
I've been thinking out loud, why so suddenly?
Don't you know? Don't do it
What you do, oh what you do to me

Forever is a long, long time when you've lost your way
Trying to follow your ideal
Oh sorry but your so called life it is such a waste

Wear your real eyes
No, you don't realize
What you say yes to
But you say yes to

Where would you go
Where would you go with a lasso?
Could you run into, could you run into
Could you go and run into me?

So lonely, so pretty such a lack of diplomacy
You can't get out
Don't you know, don't do it
What you do well you should do to me

Far out, so far out, such a fallout
Not only that you're lonely
Don't matter if you're not so well
No, you're not so well

Where would you go
Where would you go with a lasso?
Could you run into, could you run into
Could you go and run into me?

Wear your real eyes
No, you don't realize
What you say yes to
But you say yes to

Forever is a lon…

Steve Jobs' Commencement Speech at Stanford

I'm honored to be with you today for your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. Truth be told, I never graduated from college and this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first six months but then stayed around as a drop-in for another eighteen months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?

It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife, except that when I popped out, they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the n…

To the man who changed the world, Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

"Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple." -
Now we know why the new iPhone launched Tuesday was named iPhone 4S. For Steve, the man who changed the world, so long and rest in peace. God bless us all.
"Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?" - Steve Jobs