Thursday, October 30, 2008

Quote of The Day

Growing up is not about making the right decision, it's about dealing with decisions you've made and picking yourself up. ---Ignacio Suarez, in Ugly Betty

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Big Fan of Early Edition

What if you knew, beyond the doubt, what was going to happen tomorrow? What would you do? For a guy who gets tomorrow's news today, there is no easy answer. ~Early Edition opening theme

A year ago, I watched few scenes of Early Edition. Nothing special. But this year, I suddenly become a big fan and got really addicted to this old TV series. 

I think this is one of the best show I've ever seen. Gary Hobson is such an inspiration!  

The main idea of the show is an ordinary guy mysteriously received newspapers "early"; a day ahead of time. Therefore he has privilege to know events happening up to 24 hours before taking places, as well as to make changes of what it's written. He may prevent accidents, incidents, and many other technical casualties. 

Despite using the newspaper to his own profit, Gary Hobson willfully helps others even sometimes at the risk of his own life. Most episodes had such a heartwarming scene that made me shed tears. 

Early Edition had humor, whimsy, clever plots, intriguing premise, nice music and good dialogue. It presented a very realistic picture of what might happen if an average guy got a newspaper a day early. It was a great family show too, because it lacked of vulgarity (that's seen in way too many shows these days).

Kyle Chandler, the guy playing main character Gary Hobson, is the ultimate reason that changes my mind about my kinda guy. Before Kyle Chandler makes me swoon in Early Edition, I have stated my mind that Jason Statham and Vin Diesel are my role model when it comes to BF preference. Not necessarily handsome or bald, of course. I don't know why, somehow rugged figure turns me ON. It's undeniable though that first impression is all about what-you-can-see-through-the-eye.  

As you can see in the pictures, Kyle Chandler has a sad puppy-eye look and don't own a well-shaped body figure. But there is something about him driving me crazy. Maybe it has something to do with Gary Hobson character. Or maybe, the funny fact that we share the same birthdate? LOL.

Anyway, if by chance you want to send me a gift, please consider the complete first season DVD of Early Edition. It will be a great surprise for me, since the DVD has not been sold in Indonesia yet. 

*Image source: amazon.com, fridaynightlightinsider.com

Friday, October 17, 2008

Possibly Need a New Cellphone

Probably means there's a good chance. Possibly means we might or we might not. ---Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness
Ok so I think I possibly need a new cellphone. For 3 years I've been depending my mobile communication on my silver Sony Ericsson K750i. Sony Ericsson has been known for its best feature on music player and camera, and I have no complain about it.

However as the cellphone gets old in my ownership, I recently get hard times to operate the joystick. It's really a pain in the butt consider that there is no other keypad to replace the function of the darn joystick. My brother said it has something to do but the firmware, so I tried to search for my firmware update. Download this-and-that, follow all instructions provided but the application won't run the update on my cellphone. Hmpf!

So let it be. 

And yet the problems keep growing, driving me nuts; suddenly turn-off-itself-and-turn-on-again hang, lame camera, and believe it or not, I got a keypad took off! I guess you all know that unlike Nokia, SE cellphones are not able for casing and keypad changes. 

Shortly after the keypad incident, I used scotch tape instead of power glue to control the damage, LOL. You can see it on picture below. 

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The broken keypad is the one on upper left aka "Menu" button.

Regarding the possibility of cellphone replacements, I've been eyeing Blackberry curve 8320 in Sunset Red and of course, the legendary Blackberry Bold. It's still early to decide though, so let me just enjoy the weekend. I'll keep you updated!



Have a splendid weekend!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

And Yet Another Luck

What a day!

It's been a year since my last post about
winning random stuffs. I really wish I won't be running out of luck on each year, LOL.

I woke up this noon (lazy bumps! yes, I admit) and so excited cos I finally received the winning package from beauty blogger Nikki Tiu in Philippines. It took approximately two weeks to get it delivered on my doorstep and it was well worth waiting! 

At first Nikki was worried about the glassware shipment to international winner, but luckily her worry didn't come true. The postman handed it over in one piece, he-he-he...

I can't thank you enough for the nice and safe cushioned mailer *cuddle*

The winning prize is sponsored by Nana May's. It contains a Gift Pack of two 50-gram-glassware jar; Nana May's Magic Facial Scrub and Magic Hands. I can't wait to try them out, since Nikki herself has already made a good review for these two!

Honestly I'm not used to review beauty products cos I think this is exactly what beauty bloggers do on regular basis. Don't get me wrong, what I mean is I'm not really good at this thing. But what the heck, I might post reviews about them, someday. Who knows. Just like the old one said; you'll never know till you've tried. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blog Action Day 2008: Poverty

(Note: Sorry for late posting. Life's been upside-down these days.)
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it. ---Hellen Keller

As you've all seen on TVs or newspapers, it's no secret that U.S economy is in trouble. Some economists in U.S said this is the second most horrible financial mess after the Great Depression in 1929. However the bad news doesn't stop there. Inevitably it turns out to be a global financial crisis, since U.S is one of a developed country, many developing countries (and even underdeveloped one) get all the impacts.

I'll try to put my two cents about Indonesia, the country where I was born and spent my 22-going-23 years of life. Provided information below you may also DIY: Google it for more details.

Slightly different from 1997-1998 financial meltdown, nowadays Indonesia have been facing calamity that was started from the higher level --which refers to U.S financial crisis. Back then in 1997-1998, low-class society seemed to be neglected by the government; uncontrolled raising price from food to gasoline, ended up with chaos and riots

The Indonesian stock market has been closed for almost 3 days to suspend fears after the benchmark stock index plunged 11%. Some people I know who run their business in Jakarta told me that this year's crisis will not over anytime soon. We have to prepare the waves on the upcoming year 2009, so let's prepare for the worst.

My salutation pride goes to President SBY and his cabinet who quickly responded and performed action to prevent further devaluation of Rupiah exchange rate to foreign. 

Only God knows how long this crisis will last.

I realize the wish to eradicate poverty seems to be totally invalid under this circumstances, nonetheless we can still pray and hope for a better future.

*Image is courtesy of The Jakarta Post

Saturday, October 11, 2008

24 Handbags in 24 Hours

These aren't my recent purchase, unfortunately.
 

Handbagplanet.com is about to celebrate the launching of their website on October 15, 2008 by giving away 24 cute handbags valued between $30 and $80 completely free, in 24 hours! Unbelievable!

The contest is open to anyone all over the world, as long as USPS reach your destination.

Good luck! *wishing for myself too*

Friday, October 10, 2008

Quote of The Day

After watching Criminal Minds season 2 eps. 21 "Open Season" ... and closing this day with an upset feeling cos a fat-old lady (who happens to be one of my relatives) made a mistake of picking a quarrel with my mom. I've had enough time swearing on her back (bloody retarded!), so yeah, I won't bother humiliating her here. I'm over it anyway. I believe it's time to learn and move on. Hopefully.
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself. --- James Anthony Froude

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Web Poster Charged with Felony Harassment

I watched this video for the first time on Debbie's.

Expressing opinion by posting comments on a web is okay for the sake of freedom of speech, as long as you do it responsibly. 

We may learn something from Gargaro's experience. One thing for sure, he is not a blogger. Richard, the author of Shadow Scope clarified on his blog that Gargaro is just a commenter;
A commenter is someone that writes comments on someone else's blog posting or newspaper article. Jeffrey Gargaro is NOT a blogger, so quit with the "Blogger is jailed" crap.
You can watch the full story in video below.



I couldn't agree more with Richard's tip; WATCH WHAT YOU SAY ON THE INTERNET

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Don't Quit!

(from someone out there who truly cares about me, thank you!)

When things go wrong as sometimes they WILL,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low, and the debts are high,
And you want to SMILE, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but DON'T you quit.

Life is odd with its TWISTS and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a FAILURE turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out,
Don't GIVE UP though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.

SUCCESS is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of DOUBT,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far.
So stick to the FIGHT when you're hardest hit.
It's when things seem worst that you must NOT quit.