Monday, October 6, 2008

i'd like that (lesson from uncle john)

these are the words of John Mayer from the live performance DVD - Any Given Thursday, i found this interesting, enjoy!

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i was thinking about relationship as it pertains to song about relationship. it occured to me, i figured out a key to a relationship and how to make it work.

when u first meet somebody u find out they like you first of all. a friend of a friend of theirs tells you he or she really likes you. and it kills u, force you and sends u on the grounds. then somehow u got her phone number. u call her up and start talkin and at the end you say "well, thats a great phone conversation, can i see ya sometime?" and then they say this, they say  "i’d like that.."

"i’d like that" makes u fall on the floor again, ur heart about to stop. nothing feels better than "i’d like that". so now, ur blood presssure goin, u r six feet off the ground, u can’t sleep because of "i’d like that".

so u’ve been hanging out for a while and u’ve been calling and talkin on the phone all the time and then u drop the bomb or what feels like the bomb. u say, u know what … "i’ve been thinking about you a while". and she just went speechless and then you say "what?"… and she said "i’m sorry i’ve just… i’ve.. just.. i’ve been thinking about you too." BAM! higher than the sky. but now, "i’d like that"..DONE! now you r up to "i’ve been thinking about you.. "

"i’d like that" doesn’t work anymore.

and then a few months past , whatever weeks, whatever makes u feel comfortable you say "i gotta tell you something.." you say this…. " i’m in love with you…" and nothing in the world sounds better than i’m in love with you and maybe she starts crying.

now what doesn’t work? "i’d like that" and "i’ve been thinking about you"

now fast forward u start sayin "i love you a lot", six weeks, six months, now u are like… "i wanna marry u, i wanna impregnant u with my love, damn! words just doenst work anymore..". and then u say this line, u know u’ve used this line before "i just wish they put a new word in the dictionary bigger than love because love just doesn’t describe what i feel."

and so then now he/she start askin "do you love me?" and you start going "of course i love you, i’ll say it twice, i’ll say it three times", and then you cross a really interesting point where all of the sudden comes "i hate you, i hate you". and they are saying "i hate you a lot" and she’s goin "we’re over!!" u say "no we’re not!"

now the words do not work at all, completely meaningless, it doesn’t work anymore,you are throwing punches under water and u know u r done..

you know what the moral of the story is? if there’s any… never ever underestimate the power of "i’d like that" !

Friday, October 3, 2008

[Movie] Angel-A

I was a bit skeptical about the movie. Well, I think I always started out a bit skeptical for everything in black and white. If its not the artistic portrayal of Paris and the name Luc Besson on the DVD cover, I probably would have skipped this over any other movie.

But I was right, there's something about this movie. Luc Besson, well, let's go back a little bit before going to far. He's basically the man behind many great movies, you've probably watched the TAXI sequels, La Femme Nikita, Transporter, the most recent Taken, or my old favorite Leon (now that I've mentioned it, I'll do a review on this one too). However, in Angela, he seems to be directing toward something new. Exploring a new ground. Unlike previous movies, you won't find gunfights, bombs, fast-racing-car, etc. Instead, you'll get two person (I'll refer as The Man and The Girl) pretty much conversing for the whole movie.

Now, the kicks of the movie is the moment the two of them meet. The Man, having chased by all the debts and the problems he's made, decided to end his life by jumping off the bridge. So there he is standing on the edge only to find The Girl is a couple step away from him, about to do the same thing. When The Girl jumps off, The Man responded automatically, jumped off the bridge and helped The Girl. From that point forward, it starts to get pretty interesting. The Girl, wanted to repay the deed, pretty much helped and solved The Man's problem in an oh-so-many-unthinkable ways. And the best thing is that it doesn't stop there. The Girl goes as far as leading the crooked-piece-of-bum a.k.a The Man to finding value in himself, discovering the love that he never know he's been longing for, and finally, being able to love others in return.

IMDB might score this one 6.9, but I'll say it's a 8.1. Why? Because I can relate with the characters very well. Isn't The Guy pretty much the reflection of every-one of us? Humans and not just humans, broken-humans. Humans who through life and its ups and downs will eventually discover his true being, his purpose, finds love and then living life like never before. It is only when we acknowledge how fragile we are, only when we let The Almighty to take control of our life, reset us, that we discover beautiful things, and find more control of our future. Splendid.

Also, I really enjoy the movie now that many of the scenes are still familiar from my last trip to Paris couple months ago. I see Notre Dame, I see the bridges (in real life they are much dirtier though), the river walkway just across Eiffel, the Concorde area, and many more. Its even more beautiful in black and white. =)

I'm happi I'm back writing again. Please feel free to comment, click the like, or if you ever want the DVD, don't hesitate.


Monday, August 18, 2008

what is this ?

ini sepertinya sebuah fenomena yang cukup menarik setelah saya melihat, memandang, menyaksikan, mengalami, memperhatikan, menilik, mengawasi, menganalisa dan mendalami hal ini secara perlahan namun pasti.

hal ini kurang lebih seperti berikut.

pria/ boys/laki-laki/cowo. apabila mereka mempunyai teman-teman wanita yang cukup dekat atau intens, secara otomatis makhluk-makhluk sosial akan memandang sang cowo mempunyai maksud terselubung terhadap sang wanita. padahal niatan sang cowo adalah (mungkin sejujurnya dari hati hanya) berteman.

sedangkan. apabila.

wanita/girls/perempuan/cewe. apabila mereka mempunyai teman-teman pria yang mereka pilih untuk dekat atau intens. jarang sekali ada yang menjudge mereka seperti hal yang terjadi pada pria.

cukup dengan excuse "apaan sih, ga boleh ya ce punya temen deket co? ga cihuy bgt sih.." semua menjadi sah dan dilegalkan oleh mahkamah makhluk-makhluk sosial. lalu dengan berlenggang-kangkung sang cewe boleh juga (dalam beberapa kasus) merangkul tangan sang pria (secara friendly saja - kalau menurut sang wanita) dan berjalan bersama.

namun sepertinya bila excuse itu dibalik "apaan sih, ga boleh ya co punya temen deket ce?" sepertinya excuse ini tidak pernah berlaku dan tidak diterima secara umum oleh makhluk-makhluk sosial. dan juga sepertinya tidak pernah diterima atau diperbolehkan seorang pria (sebagai kebalikan) merangkul tangan seorang wanita (secara friendly).

what is this?
apa gerangan ini?
saya bertanya. dan bertanya. namun tak ada jawabnya.

apakah memang pria/lakilaki/boys/cowo memang pada hakikatnya perilaku mereka selalu diasosiasikan dengan sesuatu yg negatif? seorang pria yang tidak single mendekati seorang wanita sebagai teman akan diasosiasikan dengan nge'dua'in pacar. sementara di sisi lain wanita yang tidak single, pada posisi tertentu bisa dianggap bolehboleh saja dekat dengan pria lain dengan sanggahan 'berteman'?

kalau begitu adanya. saya tidak terima.

what is this?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Leave The Great Indoors

Great Indoors - John Mayer

Check your pulse it's proof that you're not listening to
The call your life's been issuing you
The rhythm of a line of idle days

Scared of a world outside you should go explore
Pull all the shades and wander the great indoors
The great indoors

Lamplight makes the shadows play
And posters take the walls away
The T.V. is your window pane
The view won't let you down
So put your faith in a late night show
I bet you didn't even know
Depends on how far out you go
The channel numbers change

Scared of a world outside you should go explore
Pull all the shades and wander the great indoors

Though lately I can't blame you
I have seen the world
And sometimes wish your room had room for two

So go unlock the door
And find what you are here for
Leave the great indoors
Leave the great indoors


yeas i stole the line from John Mayer. and i have no intention to hide it from anyone, cause it means more than just a line for me. there's something beyond Leave The Great Indoors.

- it challenged me to see the world out there. to explore. to see that God has a lot more in store. as Sun Tzu said. "in the beginners mind there are many possibilities, in the experts there are few." So yeah, this is what this blog about, me seeing things as beginners. continually observe and challenge things.

- indoors represent the so-called box we're living in. how we tend to compartmentalize our thinking. leaving the great indoors is my way of saying thinking out of the box.

- great indoors also represent the sweet-comfort-zone we prefer to stay in. so yeah, leave them once in a while. cause only when you leave that you can realize where you stand and how far you've progressed.

so yeah, that's a little bit introduction from me. to conclude this blog would be very random as it range from daily life topics, to business, to relationship, food, or anything. i would write freely, for freedom is what i seek.  To everyone daring to step into this page, hope you enjoyed my words, my trips outside the great indoors. =D

Friday, May 2, 2008

the conversation

i just felt like elaborating my previous note, especially on the whole conversation thingy. to give you a slight picture of the chemistry between Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy), here's some of the memorable quotes:

Celine: I believe if there's any kind of God it wouldn't be in any of us, not you or me but just this little space in between. If there's any kind of magic in this world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone sharing something. I know, it's almost impossible to succeed but who cares really? The answer must be in the attempt.

Jesse: You know what's the worst thing about somebody breaking up with you? Is when you remember how little you thought about the people you broke up with and you realize that is how little they're thinking of you. You know, you'd like to think you're both in all this pain but they're just like 'Hey, I'm glad you're gone'.

Celine: You know what I want?
Jesse: What?
Celine: To be kissed.
Jesse: Well I can do that.

Celine: Isn't everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?

it goes from the questions of our existence, to God, to breaking up, to life purpose, to that lil' flirtatious conversation, and whole lot more. there's so much i can see and extract out of every minute of this movie.

and i had them great conv w/ someone. sadly i passed on that.
come again life. and i'll make it right this time. =]

Let Me Sing You A Waltz

let me sing you a waltz
out of nowhere out of my thoughts
let me sing you a waltz
about this one night stand

you were for me that night

everything i ever dreamt of in life
but now you gone
you are far gone
all the way to your island of reign

it was for you just a one night thing

but you were much more to me just so you know
i don't care what they say
i know what you meant to me that day

i just want another try
i just want another night

even it doesnt seem quite right
you meant for me much more
than anyone i've met before

once single night with you little jesse
its worth a thousand with anybody
i'll never forget this one night thing
even tomorrow

my heart will stay yours until i die
let me sing you a waltz
out of nowhere out of my blues
about this lovely one night stand


The song conclude Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy dwilogy of humans-falling-in-out-of-love (well in this case, it portrays the falling-in part) which is always touching. this one... not just touching, but also sincere.

Two strangers (definitely different from Tya's term of strangers =p) meet on a train in Europe. sort of random kind of thing, one conversation leads to another and the next thing they know is they both walking on the streets of Vienna.
for me, it's a beautiful portrayal of meeting-that-right-person. added to that, the sensuality of Vienna as the background.

And guess what? conversation opens the story and conversation kinda lead the whole movie. that 105-minutes of dialogs is what keep me intrigued. while the conversation itself covers subjects that's again... random, you can definitely see how it construct them becoming more fond to each other. and i can surely relate to that (hehe curhat colongan), well, i believe all of us can relate tothat. i mean, it's amazing, if only you dare to strike up that conversation with someone new, or someone you knew all along but everything is pretty much still on-the-surface between.

As for how the story ends? I recommend you to enjoy it yourself.
it's also interesting how the first movie, Before Sunrise was filmed in 1995 and the conclusion, Before Sunset came then in 2004. 9 years in the making, and while it's not as powerful as the first movie, i surely love how the love story close with that one song above. splendid.

One of my all-time favorite movies.
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