Saturday, October 4, 2014

Loop Kreatif Project

A very happy feeling I got when I know Loop Kreatif Project does exist in my hometown, Manado. Because an event like this is quite rare so I am beyond excited about this. There are mobile video class by Jovial Da Lopez (part of SkinnyIndonesian24) and digital writing class by the expert, Dewi 'dee' Lestari!


I joined both classes with partner in crime-tivity, Bell. Though so many high schooler there, we just didn't care, we enjoyed the class a lot. Jovial Da Lopez coached the audience joyously that's why we had full of laughter. He told us how to be famous in Youtube in a cool way without following others and he shared the story how can SkinnyIndonesian24 be popular in Youtube nowadays. At the beginning of class, he asked us to form a group and created 'How To Be Manadonese' scenario and after class we have to show it in front of people and it turned out fuuuuun! Thank you for recharge our minds with creativity, Jovi!


Next, we came in to writing class with Dewi Lestari. This class is very encouraging and motivating. It's cool that my focus is not easily distracted, she coached us seriously but not boring. I amazed of how she imagined something and turned into a fine writing. That's just best! She is awesome! I wish my writing skill would way develop after this.


After classes, there was a music performance by Adera! He performed about 8 songs, behind the technical trouble he still did his best with the band. It's my very first time watching him live, so far so good. Been a fan since 2011 and today I finally asked for a sign on his album and took a picture. Have met a down-to-earth personality in him. Hope to see in the next chance. Such a one fine day, I'm feeling lucky! Yay!


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Farewell with Petra Sihombing

I honestly hate to call this a farewell. But that is the reality we must face. Every hello ends with goodbye, right? So, Petra Sihombing is about to hold the last gathering for his beloved fans, Petralovers on 10-10-2014 called #bercerit4. He said that on #bercerit4 he is gonna perform on stage for the last time. Petralovers around the cities in Indonesia must be really sad about this and not all of us could attend that last event.


Lucky us Petralovers Manado, we could see him before the farewell so we held an earlier farewell! After he performed in Kawanua Life Style Expo BCA at Mantos, we met him personally in a dinner. Another priceless moment, isn't it? We sat very close to him and talked like usual. We took selfies and videos. I felt that night is so short I wish I can make it longeeer! We had fun even just for a while. He gave a very sad statement about the farewell, he asked us to keep supporting and praying the best for him, the band and the crew. Indeed, we do, Abang! We may not be there physically in #bercerit4 but you always know that our support goes to you endlessly. Wish that you are gonna surprise us with new stuff.
 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Lucky Strike

I was pretty lucky these days. In a month I won two quizzes on twitter.

I am a twitter addict because I love reading fresh informations, facts and few gossips just to keep me updated. Since I don't really into any organizations. Personally, the people (maybe not founded yet) are not really suit to me. I don't think it's a big mistake not to be in organization, right? As long as I enjoy what I live and get what I want/need in a proper way is actually enough. Guess, I talked too much why I am so into social media instead of social organization. I may lose some yet I may get some. Balance?

Back to quizzes thingy.
I love to join quiz which offer good prizes, especially CD album from favorite artist, book, etc. So far I already won four CD albums from twitter quiz. I got Radio Galau FM soundtrack by @nadyafatira, Suddenly September (Self Titled) by @suddenlysept, Calvin Jeremy (Selamanya) by @gadismagz and the last Tulus (Gajah) by @negmus.


Casually gave a try to @negmus quiz by answering the question and wasn't expect so much. I just tried to answer sincerely using my own experience and voila! They chose me!


The other quiz I joined and finally won is #TaylorSwiftEssentials book by my favorite illustrator @dindaps, she chose randomly who tweeted the pic of her book. Yes, I am the lucky one. I got it! I have said even though I couldn't see Taylor Swift concert, the book may cheer me up. Surprisingly she is featuring the book I've captured on her blog.




Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Pleasant Randomness

So here I am blogging again! Hello. Miss me? ..kidding. Well, you don't need to.

Today I am officially done my 6th semester with OSCE (Objective Structural Clinical Exam). I hope for the best, let Allah do the rest.

Currently writing here because lots of (not really) randomness I want to share. Since today is full of surprises!

First one is after done the exam, I went to Gramedia and accidentally met Marcelino Lefrandt. Quite random rite? But he wore beanie so not many would notice him. Then I remember him as the actor on 'Bidadari' tv series when I was a kid. Duh. :))
P.S: Manado is his hometown, his dad is cardiologist which is my lecturer too.

Second one, before Taraweh there's a seven-min-lecture from the mosque preacher. He was totally awesome because he slipped Bram-Hana-Hello Kitty. You wouldn't know this if you don't watch the tv series. I guess he must be infected by Catatan Hati Seorang Istri, hahahahahaha. Amusing!

The last one, it's my favorite musician on air at Demajors radio, Gerald Situmorang Trio. I asked a question by mentioning on twitter, they answered and greet me "hai ayuuu" ihihi. Norak yes? Pardon me anyway. Oh and the other bonus that I never (totally never) expected before, that one of The Overtunes personil, Reuben.. is following me. No, it's not a following back! He is following me and I am following him back!! Boom!!


These kind of things called Serendipity;
Finding something good without looking for it / fortunate happenstance / pleasant surprise. :')

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Xpresi Party Manado Post 2014 With Tulus

Acara rutin yang diselenggarakan oleh Manado Post ini merupakan satu-satunya acara yang saya tunggu tiap tahun. Bukan karena lomba-lombanya melainkan bintang tamu yang mereka hadirkan itu favorit saya semua hahaha. Kebetulan sekali tahun ini mereka mengundang Tulus. Sebelumnya di twitter @XpresiMP panitianya voting untuk bintang tamu dan saya (sendirian) beberapa kali voting Tulus sementara yang lain voting artis lain. Beruntungnya waktu dapat announcement dari panitia, Tulus lah yang akan jadi bintang tamu. Tentu saja senang itu pasti. Saya sama Bell pun menyiapkan hadiah spesial, beberapa hari memutar otak jadi juga nih karya buatan tangan sendiri.



Berhubung dia tampilnya pas minggu ujian, alhasil Tulus jadi motivasi saya untuk belajar keras biar ga remedial. And yes, you did it Tulus!!!

Sore itu, berhubung Tulus missed flight jadi dia tiba sore di Manado dan harus adain konferensi pers bersama peserta jurnalistik. Saya dan Teman Tulus sekalian nunggu dia di venue. Kami beserta peserta jurnalistik yang lain diminta menunggu sementara dia bersiap. Saya, Bell, Abdul, Malin dan Ayu ketemu Teman Tulus baru juga yang notabene dari luar Manado yang udah berdomisili disini sejak kuliah yaitu Adrian dan Moddy.

Pukul enam sore ia baru turun dari kamar dan menyapa kami semua dengan hangat. Ia tampak sangat besar dan gagah dengan kemeja hitam lengan pendek dan celana jeans hitam. Saat konferensi pers dimulai, pertanyaan demi pertanyaan mengalir deras untuknya. Hingga harus dibatasi oleh MC. Saya yang tidak kebagian bertanya gara-gara ga keliatan sama MC dan Tulus, harus berbesar hati tapi tetap usaha. Saya pun pindah tempat yang kiranya bisa dijangkau Tulus. Waktu pindah tempat, saya cuma liatin terus, tiba-tiba dia liat saya dan..

Tulus : Hai, itu kaosnya beli dimana? *sambil senyum*
Saya  : Beli di Where The Fans Merchandise (Jakarta)
Tulus : Wah, bisa sampe Manado juga. Terima kasih ya.
Saya  : Sama-sama. *sambil senyum girang banget*

Ternyata usaha saya yang lempeng ini berhasil juga. Tanpa bertanya udah ditanya duluan. Senaaaang! Selesai konferensi pers, Tulus sempat foto-foto semua hadirin yang ada disitu dan diunggah ke twitternya.



Sebelum ia naik ke kamar, saya langsung sambut dan kasih dia hadiah semacam 'Diorama' dan diterima dengan senyuman hangatnya. Sekalian minta tanda tangan juga di album. Walaupun suasana saat itu sangat tidak kondusif karena semua orang menyemutinya. *ceritanya dia Gajah yang dikerumuni semut*


Belum sampai disini saja pertemuan kami. Rasanya belum lengkap kalo belum mengabadikan gambar bersama, kita pun nunggu sampai dia keluar. Dan alhamdulillah yang ditunggu mau diajak foto bareng walaupun bareng-bareng banget karena waktunya udah mepet sekali. Tulus lumayan asik kok, pas foto di gaya kedua, dia instruksiin kita "ayo, semuanya ketawa" aaah menyenangkan sekali. Semoga bisa bertemu lagi nanti, pengen banget ngobrol.


Selesai pengumuman pemenang lomba, Tulus akhirnya tampil dan membawakan lagu dari album Tulus dan Gajah. Dibuka dengan lagu Baru, lalu Jatuh Cinta, Diorama, Bumerang, Kisah Sebentar, Jangan Cintai Aku Apa Adanya, Sewindu, Gajah, Teman Hidup dan Sepatu. Di lagu Diorama, Tulus sempat membuka dengan cerita "tadi, ada Teman Tulus yang kasih hadiah Diorama dan ini dia Diorama" aaaak terharu. :') 


Terima kasih Tulus!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Torang Pe Jazz by The Sea 2014

The first international jazz festival in Manado called "Torang pe Jazz by The Sea" was held in the field front of Manado Convention Centre on May 16th. It's one of the series of World Coral Reef Conference. They presented Like Father Like Son (Barry Likumahuwa & Benny Likumahuwa), Indra Aziz, Ermy Kullit, Indro Hardjodikoro, Fajar Adi Nugroho, Prof. Tjut Nyak Deviana and many more. I was very excited about this event because I waited a festival like this for so long and it finally happened! Yaaay! They performed a satisfying performance also which amazed me. The weather was being nice during the festival, I have witnessed rainbow, sunset and fullmoon while enjoying jazzy melodies. Much pretty right? :)

 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Lyricise

I pay attention to song lyrics sometimes or probably often. 'Cause it may describes my feelings more than I ever could. Classic. Chessy. Whatever you named it. Tonight I am listening to Lady Antebellum and their lyrics are well sung so I would pick up lines and post it here.

I haven't seen you in ages, sometimes I find myself wondering where you are.
 
Dancin' Away With My Heart

You promised you'd never break my heart never leave me in the dark.
Said your love would be for all time but that was back when you were mine
.
When You Were Mine

I could stand strong and still watching you walk away.
I wouldn't hurt like this or feel so all alone. I wish I was cold as stone.

Cold As Stone

My heart was open, exposed and hoping for you to lay it on the line.
In the end it seemed there was no room for me.

Wanted You More

Love takes time to build its defenses and trust takes time to tear down those fences
And what remains is stronger than ever before.

Somewhere Love Remains

And I wonder if I ever cross your mind for me it happens all the time.
It's a quarter after one, I'm all alone and I need you now.
Need You Now

You know you keep on bringing out the best in me.

And I need you now even more than the air I breathe.
You can make me laugh when I wanna cry, this will last forever I just know. I know.
When You Got A Good Thing

'Cause love only comes once in a while knocks on your door

And throws you a smile it takes every breathe leaves every scar
It speaks to your soul and sings to your heart.
If I Knew Then

Every heartache makes you stronger but it won't be much longer.
You'll find love, you'll find peace and the you you're meant to be.
I know right now that's not the way you feel but one day you will.

One Day You Will

No longer am I afraid of the fall down it must be time to move on now.
Without the fear of how it might end. I guess I'm ready to love again.
So come and find me I'll be waiting up for you I'll be holding out for you.
Ready To Love Again



Saturday, April 26, 2014

What Kind of People Attracts Me The Most

Smart
Because they have different way of thinking, to see something from more than one perspective in solving problems based on analysis and knowledge. Without making it more complicated. Also they have deep insights at almost everything like music, movie, news, activities just anything so I will not run out of topic during the conversation. If someone is smart enough they always know how to run things well. It is exciting, isn't it? I am almost always have the heart for smarties, they are just adorable. Would love to meet one actually. 

Funny
No doubt! I am a moody person so people with good sense of humor are absolutely attracting. Whom creating cool jokes without hurt anyone's feeling at all. Just naturally funny. They can cheer up the days and make me feel like living the life a lot better. No boring, no sad tears but happy one. Maybe just maybe every girls would fall for the guy who loves made them laugh. Because laughter leads to happy. That's loveable, right?

Creative
Definitely inspiring, not boring and full of ideas. They solve problem in their own way but still brilliant and out of the box. It's just amazing to me. Artist, musician influence my life in so many ways through music, pictures, movie and so on. Use the brain and start imagine it dream it then make it happen by doing. Be productive all the waaaay! Then feel the positive vibes around.

So what are you? :)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Petra's 22 Birthday Surprise

Dan lagi.. ketemu Petraaa. Dengan perjuangan yang berbeda dan seru. Hari pertama Petra tampil dalam festival musik di FEB Unsrat dan sayang sekali kita (re: Petralovers Manado) belum berjodoh ketemu saat itu. Alhasil, hanya menonton saja dan rencana memberi kejutan ulang tahun di hari itu pun gagal, hiks.


Berhubung ia kesini tanpa manager, kita jadi bingung mau minta bantuan sama siapa. Cara alternatif yang kita punya cuma kirim DM ke Petra. Tapi sampai hari kedua belum menunjukkan respon yang berarti. Salah seorang Petlov menyarankan untuk sms ke manager Ayahnya, soalnya dia kesini bareng Om Franky. Ternyata respon dari manager-om-franky sangat baik. Petlov Manado diijinin buat ketemu Petra nanti malam di Waroeng Charity. Mereka berdua bakal jamming ceritanya.

Nah, tanpa basa basi lagi kita langsung ketemu di Mantos sekitar jam delapan. Lalu sama-sama menuju Charity. Karena, ada jamming tersebut jadi harus beli tiket masuk seharga 100 ribu rupiah. Berhubung kita lagi kantong kering, jadi tak ada satupun yang beli tiket. Kita siapin kejutan di sebelah Charity. Saya, Clau, Titut sibuk nyalain lilin dan Abdul jagain abang di depan. Dan ternyata si Abang terlalu cepat masuk sampe kita telat mencegat. Duh.

Kita pun sms manager-om-franky tapi belum dibales. Makin panik. Gara-gara tingkah kita yang gelagapan begini, ada fotografer di Charity yang memerhatikan dan kemudian nanya, "mau ketemu Petra ya? Tuh dia di dalam lagi duduk kalian berdiri aja di depan, keliatan kok." Karena tak mau gagal untuk kedua kali, kita memberanikan diri berdiri di depan Charity sambil bawa kue ulang tahun. Padahal malu banget diliat orang-orang yang jaga di depan. Kebetulan Ayahnya Petra, om Franky melihat ke arah kita dan kita langsung kasih isyarat-isyarat mau masuk. Hahahaha. Om Franky akhirnya panggil fotografer tadi untuk kasih akses masuk gratis. Horeeee!!!! Kita kasih kejutan ke Petra sambil nyanyi "Happy Birthday", kasih hadiah, foto-foto dan ngobrol ngobrol deh seperti biasanya.


Kelar foto-foto kita pamitan dan say thanks to Om Franky dan Petra yang baik banget mau beranjak dari tempat duduknya waktu lagi ngobrol sama orang lain demi say bye to us. I knew that everyone are looking fiercely on us. Well, see you again! ;)