Sunday, June 16, 2013

What Makes Me Happy?

Most of you might think 'who cares', right? Well, I do *obviously* and apparently, Cella from Sleepy Kelinci Kecil does too 'cause she tagged me! *ge er* xD

The rules are that you have to tag and link back to the person who tagged you, and then post about 6 things that make you happy then tag 6 other bloggers. Don't forget to let them know that they're tagged.

So, what makes me happy?

1. Delicious Foods

Yum. I looove to eat and my favourite foods are Italian food and breakfast foods. I am often in my very best mood after I eat. I'm easy like that, I guess.

2. Clear Skies

This is an instant mood booster for me. Be it day or night, sun ray or moonlight, if the sky is clear, I couldn't help but grin. I remember texting my friends, telling how beautiful the moon that one night, and one of them texted me back asking if I was flirting with her. :|

3. New Stuffs

Who doesn't love new stuffs, right? I love getting new stuffs, especially if they were mailed to you. You know, like when you buy something online. It's like birthday and who's not happy getting present? 

4. Hanging Out With My Girls

Of course. Hanging out, goofing around, wondering about without specific purpose like we have all the time in the world with my friends always cheer me up. :3

5. Finding Great Book or Movie

You know when you have no or only a little expectation when you start reading a book or watching  a movie but the book or the movie turns out to be great? Whenever this happened to me, happy would be an understatement. Excited and thrilled would be more likely.

6. Little Family Moment

Laughing together about an inside joke, or reminiscing about our last family vacation never fails to make me feel all warm and happy inside. :)

Okay, so those are the 6 things that make me happy. There are some other more, but if I wrote all of it, I would bore the life out of you, so I won't. Relax.

Anyway, I'm going to tag you:
1. Puti from burn out burn
2. Michu from FRESH
3. Suci from Sugar Clump
4. Frey from ~Pensieve in Me~
5. Inge from Luch Luch Craft
6. Rifka from My DELLilah

Do the tag if you want to and have the time to do it. I'm not gonna force you or anything, but I'll be happy if you do it. ;P

Let me know if you've done it, okay?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman

Hey hey, I'm back with another book review and it's June already. Ramadhan's just around the corner and I totally can't wait. x3

Okay. Let's just move to the review, shall we?

Nobody Owens, or Bod, was only a baby when his whole family was murdered by a man named Jack. Bod managed to crawl his way out of the house before Jack could get to him and go to a graveyard uphill from his house.

Jack couldn't finish his job for when he got to the graveyard Bod was already got taken care of. Not in the way Jack wanted him to be, though.

Mistress Owens found Bod before any harm could get to him and she and her husband decided to adopt the baby. Although, there's  this one little thing. They're a couple of ghosts.

Initially, most of the ghosts objected the Owens' decision to keep the baby. I mean, how could ghosts take care of a human being, an alive human being? But they finally agreed to let the baby live inside the graveyard after Silas, the undead nor the living, volunteered to be the baby's guardian. Oh and also, 'the Lady who rode up on the Grey horse' said that the dead should have charity.

So, that's how Bod got to live and be raised in a graveyard.

Basically the book is about how a boy live and grow up and learn stuffs in a graveyard, surrounded by ghosts. Each chapter is a short story with a problem of its own as Bod growing up, like befriending an alive girl for a first time, making a tombstone for a witch ghost, opening a Ghoul's Gate. Bod's even got to experience school life, even though it was only for a short time.

Jack did come to kill Bod and finally finish his job, but the resolution is not very satisfying if you ask me.

All in all, the book is an easy read. The story flows like a bedtime story does as it makes me a bit sleepy and bored every time I read it. It took me a pretty long time to finish the book and I'm not actually loving the book as much as I thought I would, but the illustrations helps a bit. 

OH, one other thing, in the book, it was never mentioned what creature Silas is. Throughout the book, I was always thinking that he was a vampire, but I'm still not so sure. Has anyone read the book? Can somebody tell me what he is?

Hmm, that's very much it, I guess.

Until later, peeps.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Pirate Latitudes - Michael Crichton

Believe me, I tried writing this post in English but I think I'm just gonna write this post, mostly, in Indonesian. So, I apologise to those who stumbled upon this post who doesn't speak Indonesian. But hey, if you're still interested, there's Google Translate. ;)

Sebelum mulai, quick question. Kalo nemu buku yang judulnya Pirates Latitudes, lo bakal langsung ngira bukunya tentang pirate kah?  Karena gw nggak. :| Gw baru sadar kalo ni buku tentang bajak laut itu kira-kira di tengah buku. Bodoh sekali rasanya. Maluu~ >_<

Jadi, seperti yang harusnya sudah bisa diduga, buku ini tentang pirates di Jamaika abad ke-17. Ceritanya dimulai dengan datangnya kapal dari Inggris yang membawa Mr. Robert Hacklett, sekretaris baru untuk gubernur Jamaika, Sir James Almont.

Cerita punya cerita, kapal yang baru datang itu ternyata sempat tersesat dan melihat kapal perang Spanyol yang sedang ditambat di benteng di suatu pulau kecil. Tapi anehnya, si kapal perang tak bergeming.

Berita inilah yang bikin Sir James Almont menyewa jasa Kapten Charles Hunter karena yakin kapal perang tadi itu sebenarnya bukan kapal perang, tapi galleon Spanyol, El Trinidad, yang sedang menunggu agar aman kembali ke Spanyol. Galleon itu kabarnya membawa banyak harta dan dengan bantuan Kapten Charles Hunter, Sir Almont berencana merampasnya.

Needless to say, the plot is mainly about the adventure of Captain Hunter to get his hand on the treasure, kill the blood-thirst maniac, and get back to Port Royal to hand the treasure to the governor and gain the fame. Tapi gak segampang itu dong tentu saja. Masalah datang silih berganti. Mulai dari badai, mutiny, sampai Kraken juga ada lho.

Menurut gw sih, ceritanya biasa aja, standar adventure gitu. The research on the setting is done thoroughly, as anyone would expect from Mr. Crichton. Karakter-karakternya, while have a lot of charms, also have flaws, which I love, haha. I hate super perfect protagonist character. It make's 'em perfectly boring.

On side note, gw pikir gak akan ada lagi buku dari Michael Crichton, 'cause as far as I know, the man's passed away on 2008. Eh ternyata ada lagi buku baru dari dirinyaa~ Dan ada satu lagi rupanya yang diterbitin tahun 2011, tapi kayaknya sih belum masuk Indonesia. Ah I so can't wait to read it. x)

Oh, dan buku ini kabarnya mau dibikin film-nya loh! CMIIW, tapi gosipnya sih yang bakal bikin screenplay-nya adalah orang yang sama yang bikin screenplay-nya Jurassic Park. Huft, semoga yang di-cast jadi Capt. Hunter-nya ganteng deh, hihihi.

P.S. Sorry for the rusty review. It's been too long since the last time I write a review. Maklum aja layhya. :P

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Excuses And More (Excuses)

Okay, this is seriously lame. My last post wast posted last year, months ago, and it was ended with a promise that we all know I blew. So, let me just defend myself with some excuses.

First, I got a bad news starting the year. It made me feel rather down, well, to be honest, it still does sometimes, so that kinda makes me not wanting to say, or post, stuffs on my blog. And as I typed the sentence I knew how lame it sounds. My apology.

Second, .... Well, that's pretty much sums why I haven't posted anything since last December, so I guess that's it.

I'll try to continue and finish the Top 5 Challenge, but I think I'll make some changes before continuing. I'll try posting more often, and more reviews rather than only some random post. I'm not promising anything here, but I will try my very best. I promise. I mean, I'll try. :P

Let's just keep this post short, shall we?

P.S. I've been thinking of ombre-ing my hair, but I keep having doubt. Should I do it? Should I not? I have medium-length virgin hair. What do you think?

Oh and P.S.S., Thanks for the comment, Vina from Burger with Chili Sauce. I've been wanting to make this post, but it's your comment that makes it true. Thank you~ x3

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