Friday, July 15, 2005

emmy's out

Pusing ya baca nominasi Emmy..... Isinya kayak bedol desa gitu, semua orang dinominasiin. Tapi yang paling mengagetkan adalah dinominasiinnya Bobby Cannavale!! Hahahhahaa.. Kok bisa yaaa.. Tapi jangan tanya nominasi yang laen ya. Gak ada yang inget! Kecuali cewek2 Desperate Housewives. Go Huffman!!


Emmy nominations list is lunaticly dizzying!! Guess all who's who in Hollywood is there. But what took me by surprise is that Bobby Cannavale is nominated!! Hahahaha.. How could it be? But please, leave me alone if you're trying to get further info. Can't remember any other than Desperate Housewives chics. Ayoo Huffman!!


Just trying to prove myself that I'm not a good translator.. Because the way I talk between languages are different. :) Even the laugh is different. b-(

Thursday, July 14, 2005

hate is a strong word, and Brandon Quinton agreed to it

I hate hate hate hate goodbyes! If there is anything in the world that should not be existing, it's goodbye. I never like saying, having, ceremoning (is there such a word..) goodbyes.

And the worst thing is that I kept surrounded by people who say that they will really miss my absence presence. Lip service or not, I still can't believe how lucky I am to receive such attention. Umm.. Just today, my colleague called me and said, "We are not letting you go without having a mad mad mad party, and having a great time." And there's a sudden jolt in my stomach after he said that. And the jolt went up to my neck to make me make a gulp. And then my eyes, and before I knew it, it can be all the boo-hoo's up there..

That is maybe the reason why I only have scarce personal relationships. I don't know whether I can handle the goodbyes if there's one in the future..

Oops someone need my help. Better wrap this up, and goodbye.. (bet I have to get used to it :D)

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

remembering charlie and the chocolate factory

Hehehe.. reading this news about how Harry Potter 6 books got accidentally sold, I bet many kids (and adults, I know.. sigh..) will envy those 14 really lucky bastards for at least these 4 days.. I'm not one of the envious ones, though.

I mean how "lucky" they are.. Hahaha.. And suddenly it took me back to 1980-something, as I watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and got seriously jealous of Charlie and those four other kids. I was one of the Veruca wannabes. Hahaha.. Those good ol' days..

Update: There's another one.. Damn, he's a nice kid.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

who would have thought that 20 years of hatred yields a pity?

OK, in this moment.. right now.. I have to tell you that..

1. I always loathe Tom Cruise and his acting skill. Maybe there's a connection to the fact that he's my sister's childhood crush, but still, he can't act. Exclamation mark.
2. I always make fun of Tom Cruise whenever I got the chance. You know like how's he's acting to the camera rather than for the camera.
3. I always find it shameful that some well-known movie directors are working with Tom Cruise. To name a few: Steven Spielberg, and two of my sort of faves, Paul Thomas Anderson and Oliver Stone.

And now, he's really freaking me out. I mean seriously.. Is he.. is he.. it's just.. I mean.. it's me.. who's only sitting here and reading the you-know-what about him. Gosh.. Can you imagine if I actually saw all that stuff. And you know what, I somewhat have a pity feeling on him now. Seriously. I mean previously he's already that bad. And know he's that bad and being judged up down left right front back.

But anyway, if he can go out there, make interviews, say those things, act like that, I don't think that he needs a pity from me, doesn't he? Maybe I should call my sister to ask her how's her childhood crush doin'. He was much more normal those days.

Friday, July 08, 2005

another blogosphere madness?

Hahahaha.. ahhhahahahah.. haaahahahhaha..

I am really sorry. The interpretation of that laugh is up to you. But here's what cause that: the where's durstan thingie that rocked the web developer's blogosphere some months ago, the musical batons, the favourite books thing, and now this.

First, I doubted myself then by saying, "Oh, my. I thought I read it on Kottke's, not on Tom's." But Kottke gave a subtle hint and there you go, another let's shake the blogosphere thingie. Five years old, though.. And I think they are now just celebrating some 5th anniversary, then.. Or maybe there's still something fishy behind them. Hmmm...

Don't blame me, but I'm still loving every single one of them. Oh, wait. One more. The wordpl@y when @media was approaching. Long live blogosphere..

Schönes Wochenende, everyone..

Update: There were 2 comments in plasticbag, but then the comments were deleted, and no further comments are allowed. Hmm..

Thursday, July 07, 2005

damn you, bombers!!

I don't believe this.. Less than 24 hours after London acquire its Summer Olympics hosting right, a currently assumed terrorist attack happened there. Umm.. wrote this in their updates in its related article on London 2012 decision, and I quote:

Update: It’s London. Enjoy the traffic and the German tourists and being a central global terrorist target, old chaps!

One of the East Londoners wrote his/her reaction also about London 2012 decision in, and said more or less: "Let's be happy to the fact that the world's media will look at our city at least for the next two weeks." It's no longer in the website I think because of it is piled over by more recent reactions.

I have no slightest idea that these two comments are actualized today in London. Unfortunately, with this kind of coverage. Gosh..

Deepest condolences, Londoners.

song mapping - first attempt

Still remember Il Divo? I brought up once, OK, twice in this blog. Here's the third one. But it's not about Il Divo only, it's about one of my hobbies, ermm not hobbies, but things that I like to do whenever I got some spare times: mapping who sings what in a group song. You know, like, oh, this part was sung by A, and in here it was B, and here it's a duet between C and E, and so on.

I did it once in high school by trying to map all of the songs in one of Boyzone's albums. Forgot which one, though. But it was so boring, because only Stephan and Ronan took turns. Yawn. And everytime I had a record on a group (boyband, girlband, choir, oje, it's impossible to map choir, hahaha..) I always guess who sings what.

And. Since Il Divo is the only group whose album I have with me right now, hehehe.. I'd mapped them. And my favourite song to listen to (and therefore to map) is Passerà. Here my take goes..

As a reminder: Il Divo: (left to right) Urs, Carlos, Sebastien, David.

Le canzoni non si scrivono
ma nascono da sé
son le cose che succedono
ogni giorno intorno a noi
le canzoni basta coglierle
ce n'e' una anche per te
che fai più fatica a vivere
e non sorridi mai.

le canzoni sono zingare
e rubano poesie
sono inganni come pillole
della felicità
le canzoni non guariscono
amori e mala

passerà, passerà
se un ragazzo e una chitarra sono li
come te, in città
a guardare questa vita che non va
che ci ammazza d'illusioni
e con l'età delle canzoni

passerà su di noi
finiremo tutti in banca prima o poi
coi perché, i chissà
e le angosce di una ricca povertà
a parlare degli amori che non hai

a cantare una canzone che non sai come fa
perché l'hai perduta dentro
e ti ricordi solamente
passerà ....

in un mondo di automobili
e di gran velocità

per chi arriva sempre ultimo
per chi si dice addio

per chi sbatte negli ostacoli
della diversità

le canzoni sono lucciole
che cantano nel buio

passerà, prima o poi
questo piccolo dolore che c'e' in te
che c'e' in me, che c'e' in noi
e ci fa sentire come marinai

in balia del vento e della nostalgia
a cantare una canzone che non sai
come fa
ma quel piccolo dolore che sia odio, o che sia amore

passerà, passerà,
passerà, passerà
anche se farai soltanto la la la

passerà, passerà,
passerà, passerà
e a qualcosa una canzone servirà
se il tuo piccolo dolore
che sia odio o che sia amore

After this all, you all agree that Urs got the best voice but the most polished is Carlos, don't you? Hehehe.. And sometimes you really want to chop Sebastien's neck off don't you? Ooops.. Don't blame me, that's what one of my vocal instructors told me everytime someone sings neckishly.

Hope the colors don't hurt your eyes. :p So keep in mind, for four days, I have been doing it for two songs. The next one is somewhat more difficult, IMO, but still I had fun in doing so: When You Tell Me That You Love Me, as performed by American Idol 4 finalists on top 12 result night. Only have the mp3, haven't seen the vids. Will post them tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Monica da'lin.. It's London, bye-bee!

Blimey!! Congratz London!! Wauwww.. Quite a pleasant surprise isn't it, lot? Now, what should I say to my Parisians friends and Madrileños mates.. Hmmm..

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

revisiting the roots

Last week, when I took 3 days as holiday at work I said to a couple friends of mine, "Well, maybe it is time to catch up with some movies on the theatres." It is quite the right time, anyway. Currently there are already 4 movies that I wanted to watch, and 3 of them are on cinemas, so did I do it?

Yep. Going to the theatres and watch them? Nope. I do watched 6 films in those 5 days of doing nothing though. They are Misery, Misery Loves Company, Gosford Park, Gosford Park, Gosford Park, and Gosford Park. Loony? You can say that again, but seriously Gosford Park will, in a very short period of time, have a fast train ride to the so-called my-list-of-favourite-movie-of-all-time. Never develop such a list, though. Yet. Hehehe..

Movies that I like are a lot. But movies that I really like are a few. But to be sure that they are lined in one categories: Movies that keeps me wanting to see them more after the 5th time screening. *grin* Usually it's always been complicated movies, serious, challenging more than entertaining, and get this I am afraid of recommending it to someone else, because it's so unlike all those mainstream movies. However, to be honest, all of the movies are personally chosen.

First movie that shocked the hell outta me for being so is LA Confidential. Then came Memento. After that, I was so lucky to be able to watch Traffic. [BTW, I forgot which came first, but I watched Memento first] And then Mulholland Dr. And in the same year, came Gosford Park. To be honest, until now, I haven't seen any movies as smart as they are. But it corresponds quite linearly with my laziness of catching any movies nowadays. Hehehe.. Let's talk about this some other time.

BTW, yes I am the 90s generation, and somewhat proud of that. So no, don't come knocking and say, "Aw, it's nothing compared to some Kubrick-esque, Hitchcockianism, Kurosawaish, and so on."

So. Gosford Park. Before yesterday, I think I have watched it 4 or 5 times. And each viewing gives another new ... knowledge, if one may say that, to me. You know a friend of mine was telling me that I was somewhat obsessed with something extremely trivial. I just laughed. Not triviality that obsessed me, details are. What details do I want more than a detailed flick (but you really have to see it more than once to grasp them) like Gosford Park? Every possible ones.

Did you know about..

1. Favourite characters and actors. Honestly, the first time I saw it, I like four characters: Elsie, Commander Meredith, Mabel Nesbitt and Weissman. The last one was simply for personal reason. [Oh, oh alright.. cue to Phoebe's of FRIENDS dad]. Although favorites performances are only Emily Watson's [she's just... *speechless*] and Maggie Smith's. One of the writer's most favourite performance though is the actress who played Mabel Nesbitt. But of course he said they all performed really good, etc. etc. He's right though.

2. Story telling. Until last week's viewing I totally missed the fact that story telling was done mostly by downstairs people. The filmmakers introduce this fact: none of the scenes is showing upstairs people without downstairs people. I missed that one! And it's true! And.. ah, you have to see it by yourself to witness another brilliance of the movie. Particularly one scene introduce a potential goof just to accommodate this fact. But it still works wonderfully.

3. The red herrings. OK. We all know that prior to the murder some red herrings are leaving the room not engaged with the same activity: joining Ivor Novello's accompaniment. Namely: Freddie Nesbitt, Anthony Meredith, Robert Parks, Mrs. Wilson, William McCordle, and George the first footman. One of them got killed, one of them is the murderer. I figured out each and every men and woman's intention of leaving the group, but Commander Meredith's absence is still puzzling me. Any help?

4. The side stories. One of the thing that the writer told us in the commentaries is how he picked developing Mary and Lady Trentham's lady's maid-master relationship than other lady's maid- or valet-master relationship. He could have developed Probert-Sir William's or Lewis-Sylvia's or Barnes-Meredith. He's absolutely right. And I think he made the right choice as well by developing Mary and Lady Trentham. However, genderly-biased, I still prefer to also develop Probert-Sir William's in order to get this development of servant-master relationships.

5. The background. At first Robert Altman (director, producer) and Bob Balaban (producer) tried to find a good Agatha Christie story which has not been turned into a movie. And then Bob said he couldn't find one. And come Julian Fellowes with the story which he said that was inspired by a true story about someone who was killed by his... you know... But wait! Has he read Hercule Poirot's Christmas? Or maybe this bit by Agatha Christie was also inspired from the same affair? Hmm..

6. Social aspects. The writers spilled so many beans about society, norms and other thing that I believe is still applicable in this society. Some of them will make you icky, nervous, unreceptive, but some will make you thankful.

7. Tea at four. Dinner at eight. Murder at midnight. Sleeping at five thirty when the sun already there. Oops, that's just me.

Oh my, look at me rambling on, I must have bored you. So let me finish it here. Tum tum, tum tum tum tum tummmm... tum tum, tum tum tum tum tummmm.. Name that tune!

Monday, July 04, 2005

post-work rant



[BTW, that's not true. Jürgen brought this thing up some time in May. Sorry Jürg, for being less enthusiastic. Because I thought Heide Park would be somewhere near Heidelberg. Hehehe.. You know how will I react then the next time I see you.]

Honest to goodness, I'll be there this August! Yippeeee... It will be a dream come true, really. Just hoping that it can be sooner.

BTW, thanks for Geget for pointing this out though. Hiks..

But at least had I known this last year, I would have bought the yearly ticket I think, or even can try to visit Hansa Park this year.. Hiks..