Sunday, May 26, 2013

‡ Trivia about Me (Pt. VII) ‡

So, like the title mentioned, I actually have shared part I till VI.
Links are here (though probably none is interested to know about my random stuff. Speaking about narcissistic here):

1st Trivia: pretty good in losing directions
2nd Trivia: verbal are better than visual
3rd Trivia: no one ever called me "LIA" (which is somewhat incorrect for now)
4th Trivia: forgetful
5th Trivia: awkward reaction (in indonesian it's simply 'salah tingkah')
6th Trivia: patience VS mad
7th Trivia: I did have imaginary friend
8th Trivia: I can learn, but I can't teach
9th Trivia: I don't like accessories (which is incorrect now since I love some stuffs)
10th Trivia: say no to these foods -- vegetables, coffee, rum, cheese, candies
11th Trivia: I love black
12th Trivia:  A listener who loves to talk

Coming up next are just so-not-important facts about me.
Ah, why do I write these kind of stuffs again?
Perhaps for no reason. LOL

13th Trivia
Passion is Writing

Writing as in fiction telling, not an article about what is happening out there or else. I love to write stories, letting my imagination to flow as far as possible, creating a world for my own.

I do love to read so many books (which, unusually, not romance books since I somehow shiver to read it unless it's comedy-romantic stories) but writing stories have this exciting unsure itself.

This has happened since I was around six or seven years old. I used to write on books (which some I still keep). Every time I read them, I chuckle at my own random choices of words and remember how much I love writing ever since I was still a little girl.

Now? My  passion keeps expanding.

14th Trivia
Wish to be a Polyglotism

What is Polyglotism?

It's the term of the ability to speak many languages; a person who can master numerous languages. To put it simple: multilingual.

I love to learn about new languages but I never really put myself to master them.

The first foreign language I ever learned is English. I had courses somewhere until I was eight or nine years old. Afterwards I just learned by myself: reading dictionary, listening music, watching movies. Autodidact it is.

Mandarin is the second language I need to learn since I used to watch Taiwanese drama on TV. My parents also somewhat good in Mandarin so I was encouraged to learn the language.
Since I love to write, I usually look for some words and find out they are derived from Latin words. Well, they are added to my vocabulary.

I also have a Japanese dictionary on my bookshelf, attending an extracurricular class during high school for one year. Autodidact lesson by watching anime and listening J-Pop.

Korean is next since I am a K-Pop fan now. However I'm not so into K-Drama so I mostly learn some vocabularies from the music and random browsing.

French and German are also interesting for me though I never try to explore more seriously about the languages.

Oh, talking about me being greedy.

Well, that's all for now.
Gotta hit some books.
Thanks for reading. ;)

Credit goes to here and here

Friday, May 24, 2013

‡ 22 ‡

Talking about birthday, some would always have their own choices to spend their special days.
Ones would love to spend their time with families and friends, or perhaps lovers if they already have.
Ones would just spend the day in ordinary way, pretending it's just another good day.
Ones would wait for people to greet them with birthday wishes, simply because it's their days -- the days to have the attention without asking for it.

I was used to be the one who was eager to have more and more birthday greetings from friends. It was the moment when I felt so special for just one day.
Then, I don't really remember when, I turned my principle to hide my birthday as unnoticed as possible -- hiding it from the social network possible, replying privately to the birthday wishes I received, and all.
The reason is quite childish. I was just hoping people would remember my birthday without notification from social network or someone else. Oh, I even once asked my close friends to not publish my birthday anywhere.

Oh, I'm just a combination of both. I'm trying to have my birthday as ordinary as it can be. I still hide my birthday here and there but, when people greet me at Twitter or other SNS, I would gladly reply to them even though it means people would notice.
I take all of them as blessings and I am grateful for them.

The different things I notice from my 22nd birthday today?

No more text message.
I used to receive text message as the form of birthday greetings until last year. Since smartphones and social networking services are worldwide now, people barely use the text messaging function -- I guess. Yep, my phone doesn't vibrate at all this whole day for a new text message.
I still kept some birthday text messages I received last year though.

No more post on Facebook wall.
Last year, people used to mention the birthday boy/girl on their Facebook status. Today I have a really peaceful Facebook notification. In fact, I have none. All the birthday wishes came from BBM, Twitter, and Whatsapp, followed by Instagram.

I have this tendency to remember one or two memorable birthday greetings I received from year to year.
Last year, Riki Rikmen sent me a text message (which I still keep in my phone inbox):

"Happy bday bu er, smoga sukses di perjalanan hidup,karir,jodoh . Tetap menjadi bu er , jangan brubah" . Bless you :)"

It might sound really simple. Well, it is really simple but it's more than memorable for me. How could I put it in words? I definitely like the words 'keep being yourself, don't change'. It makes me feel I'm good as myself -- and I'm happy.

This year's best memorable birthday greeting came from Monica Dewi Putri. She is currently at Shanghai now. Yes, different country. A really far one indeed. But she managed to give me the birthday greetings through Whatsapp.

She recorded her own voice just to wish me a birthday greeting! I was on my way back to home when I heard her voice, making me smile with unexpected expression. She made quite a surprise for me this year.

Well, in the very end of the day, I'm grateful for today. I got the chance to attend an event at Pacific Place, watched Fast and Furious 6 for free, walking around the mall with my partner at work, Stella Winata, who celebrated her birthday yesterday.

Thanks God for being so good and all for me. I'm so blessed to be loved by You.
Thanks for my family, for being the place where I grow older as time passes and be better -- I hope.
Thanks for my friends, for all the wishes and blessings you send to me. Appreciate them so much.

I also gave myself a birthday present. Pathetic, eh? But it's somehow a tradition I made for myself. LOL.
I hope I will enjoy the books. ;)

Since it's my 22nd birthday, hereby I also post the lyrics of "22", a song by Taylor Swift, one of my favorite artists.
Thank you for reading! ^^

It feels like a perfect night to dress up like hipsters
And make fun of our exes
It feels like a perfect night for breakfast at midnight
To fall in love with strangers

We're happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time
It's miserable and magical, oh yeah
Tonight's the night when we forget about the deadlines
It's time

Oh oh!
I don't know about you but I'm feeling 22
Everything will be alright if you keep me next to you
You don't know about me but I'll bet you want to
Everything will be alright if we just keep dancing like we're 22

It seems like one of those nights, this place is too crowded
Too many cool kids
(who's Taylor Swift anyway? ugh)
It seems like one of those nights, we ditch the whole scene and end up dreaming
Instead of sleeping

We're happy, free, confused, and lonely in the best way
It's miserable and magical, oh yeah
Tonight's the night when we forget about the heartbreaks
It's time

Oh oh!
I don't know about you but I'm feeling 22
Everything will be alright if you keep me next to you
You don't know about me but I'll bet you want to
Everything will be alright if we just keep dancing like we're 22
I don't know about you

It feels like one of those nights,
We ditch the whole scene
It feels like one of those nights,
We won't be sleeping
It feels like one of those nights,
You look like bad news
I gotta have you
I gotta have you

Credit goes to here and here and here