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Before Sunset (part 2)

Céline: Did you ever keep a journal when you were a kid?

Jesse: Um, yeah…On and off, I guess.

Céline: It’s funny, I read a…one of mine from ’83, the other day.

Jesse: Yeah?

Céline: And, what really surprised me, is that I was feeling with life, the same way am now. I was much more hopeful and naive, but the core, and the way I was feeling things, is exactly the same. It made me realize I haven’t changed much at all.

Jesse: Yeah, I don’t think anybody does; people don’t want to admit it, but it’s like we just…we have these innate set points.

Céline: Uh-huh.

Jesse: You know, it’s like…nothing much that happens to us changes our disposition.

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Exactly what I think right now :/ and it kinda sucks

mean reds

Holly : You know those days when you get the mean reds?
Paul : The mean reds, you mean like the blues?
Holly : No. The blues are because you’re getting fat and maybe it’s been raining too long, you’re just sad that’s all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you’re afraid and you don’t know what you’re afraid of.

-Breakfast at Tiffany’s

While Holly chooses to jump in a cab and visit Tiffany’s to calm her down again; on my unproductive days, after attempting to balance the brain chemicals by consuming some vitamin B and exercising a tiiny bit, reblogging people’s creations whilst eating my delicious words surprisingly helps!

aww poor bunny


(red lipstick that is)

pictures found HERE (except for the first one)

PS: Apparently I’m losing ability to express feelings and thoughts into fluent words. I suppose I have “evolved” or something :/

The Shawsank Redemption’s Best Quote

Andy: I had Mr. Mozart to keep me company…[points and taps his head.] It was in here. [gestures over his heart] And in here. That’s the beauty of music. They can’t get that from you. Haven’t you ever felt that way about music?

Red: Well… I played a mean harmonica as a younger man. Lost interest in it, though. Didn’t make too much sense in here.

Andy: No, here’s where it makes the most sense. You need it so you don’t forget.

Red: Forget?

Andy: That there are places in the world that aren’t made out of stone. That there’s… there’s somethin’ inside that they can’t get to; that they can’t touch. It’s yours.

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Create your music, listen to it, believe in it. The temptation to judge and offend is most likely because we’re unsatisfied and not enjoying our own song, and this helps in understanding why some people act certain ways.

And I guess when we truly know who we are and what we want, whatever society say or do will never matter anymore.

*sigh*

An Asymmetrical Trauma

Nowadays, it’s all these giant sunglasses… and tattoos. It’s handbags with little dogs in them. I mean, who okayed this?

(500) Days of Summer

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Well Tom, to me, giant sunglasses, tattoos, and handbags with rich little dogs in them are still bearable to accept. But there is one fashion trend that I thought would never come back.. at least not this soon, not before the whole generation become fully mature enough to cope with the trauma it again.

After being a big hit in the early 2000’s, they’re back in less than 10 years.
The thing with one shoulders as a daily wear is, once you wear them, people will remember forever. It’s unlikely to mix and match them into various looks, therefore it is one of the least everlasting fashions. Even if style stays as fashion goes, once the trend is over, the history of your asymmetrical dress(es) begins. Therefore I guess it is best to keep this style for cocktail to formal occasions only.  

PS: For a daily wear that makes sense, check out Zooey’s style in the movie.. now that’s something everybody would agree to “okay”. *wink

Indonesia Unite: Let’s Prove That It’s Not Just Nonsense

Stop talking about love. Every asshole in the world says he loves somebody. It means nothing. What you feel only matters to you. It’s what you do to the people you say you love, that’s what matters. It’s the only thing that counts.
The Last Kiss

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merahputih

People of Indonesia – Indonesian youngsters in particular, many are being skeptical watching this Indonesia Unite movement. They say that this is just temporary, and that it does not mean anything that we change our avatars into red and white, become a fan of a facebook page, et cetera et cetera…

Personally, I love seeing our country coming together into one like this. Cynics may say “Blah, what’s the point?”

But I say, if you love something, and you support (or fight against) something, then it’s good to let people know. But this is only a very tiny step, a baby step, that frankly, could mean nothing after all.

Imagine having someone who claims that they love you so much. You believe in their words, you trust them, and you enjoy hearing them say, whisper, or even shamelessly yell out loud:

“I LOVE YOUUU… AND I WOULD DIE FOR YOUUUU MY DARLING!!!”

Then one day you got hit by a car, or an insane-coward murderer tried to shoot you in the head. You got injured, you’re running out of blood and dying. But all that so-called “significant other” do is keep on yelling at everyone, claiming how much they love you.

“I REALLY DO GODDAMIT!! LOOK AT THIS T-SHIRT I MADE FOR MY LOVED ONE, DOESN’T IT SHOW HOW MUCH I LOVE HIM/HER?”

The T-shirt has a picture of your face on it. But does it stop you from bleeding to death?

Indonesia is now crying, we are being humiliated by a group of irresponsible people (are they locals? our neighbour? is this an international scandal just to throw us back to square one? are they simply a bunch of Satan escaped from the lowest Hell trying to give us more trial to learn?). Wallahualam, God knows best.

After our peaceful, open, and democratic President election (mind you, non-voters, I’m ignoring your existence) last July 8th, a certain party feels like they need to make a scene, a coward scene where they don’t even have the balls to unveil their group’s identity. Travel warnings are being sent here and there (and we sadly can’t give any rational argumentation to convince them that they’re wrong and it is safe here). Sports and musical events and performances are being cancelled (and we can only hold grudges having our money being refunded). –Is any of you laughing out there? If so, maybe you should have your hearts and brains checked, are they functioning or just lumps of useless organs?

God I am so angry that I just want to scream and cry. And so are the rest of Indonesia.

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You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
-Mahatma Gandhi

Reality check. Kalau mau heboh membela negara sambil memproklamirkan rasa cinta kita, mungkin ada baiknya kita bersama-sama introspeksi diri dari hal-hal paling sepele.

Masih buang sampah sembarangan? Lempar-lempar sampah kaya orang udik ke jalanan/selokan?

Masih suka diskriminasi saudara satu negara? Menghina suku, agama, ras orang lain?

Masih gak mau dateng pas Pemilu? Beranggapan gak ada gunanya karena toh hidup di negara kita susah-susah juga (terus kalo gak make hak suara, menurut lo hak suara lo gak bakal disalahgunakan dan makin memperparah kondisi, gitu?)

Masih lebih seneng belanja ke luar negeri yang mengharuskan bayar fiskal yang bikin negara orang makin kaya?

Masih malu traveling ke daerah-daerah di Indonesia dan bangga berlebihan kalo bisa ke luar negeri?

Masih meremehkan hasil karya anak bangsa? Malu baca buku made in Indonesia?

Masih egois (walau manusia memang pada dasarnya egois) dan suka memerkosa, menyiksa, dan menindas hak orang lain? Nyamber-nyamber antrian atau melanggar peraturan?

Masih hobi nyakitin manusia, hewan, tumbuhan, atau ngerusak lingkungan?

Masih suka terlambat dan nunjukin etos kerja yang buruk dan males-malesan?*

*menohok diri sendiri

Kalau sudah punya kemampuan untuk benar-benar membuat negara kita lebih baik (buka lapangan usaha, bikin sekolah untuk anak-anak jalanan, dan lain sebagainya), ya lakukan saja tanpa harus gembar-gembor di dunia maya. Yang parah kan orang-orang yang cuma bisa sinis, skeptis, menganggap usaha orang itu sia-sia, padahal mereka sendiri tidak memberikan kontribusi apa-apa!

It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute… that give meaning to our lives.
-Tony Robbins


Before Sunset, Before Sunrise

Watching these two movies is like watching the battle of the sexes in witty, sharp, and intellectually stimulating conversations. There were moments where I just feel like slapping them for talking too much without even breathing, but instead they’re the ones who keep on slapping me with the ironic truth in their every word. These are really nice movies for those who’d rather think than feel. It is recommended that you watch them in DVDs though, regarding the fast and random thoughts and ideas that keep on flowing. Slow thinkers like me will need lots of pause-rewind-play in order to really get that “Oh-my-God-that’s-so-me” feeling. Sounds like another exaggeration? Well, just enjoy the quotes then!

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Memory is a wonderful thing, if you don’t have to deal with the past.

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Life’s hard. It’s supposed to be. If we didn’t suffer, we’d never learn anything.

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Everyone is made up of such beautiful specific details. You can never replace anyone. What is lost, is lost.

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