Archive for July, 2009

It’s been really hard

It’s been really hard to practice something named ‘Ikhlas’.
It’s been really hard to give and understand only.
It’s been really hard to get forgiveness from someone hurt.
It’s been really hard to keep in mind positively.
It’s been really hard to love someone who loves you not.
It’s been really hard to get back and make a new life.

It’s been really hard to do all…

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Here I am, still struggling against my dream as if it’s unsleepable. Not just hard to close these eyes, but also to imagine to walk with you as the prince of your heartstrings. Fondly talking about the future, as if it’s something like me and you against the world.

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Shock of This Week in Marriott

“Heal the world, make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living

Make a better place for you and for me”
Michael Jackson

I’m so sorry to hear that. Again and over again, the bomb has exploded in my beloved country, Indonesia. At least nine people have been killed, including tourists from Australia & New Zealand and dozens injured in explosions that ripped through the Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott hotels in Jakarta either Indonesian people or numerous prominent expatriate business people. Those hotels were hit by separate bombings just two minutes apart. It has put Jakarta into a no-go area, at least for next two weeks. As we know, JW Marriott hotel was also the scene of a bombing in 2003.

I can’t deny I’m so full of scared to stay at the vital building in Jakarta. I’m speechless. These attacks probably were aimed to shake Indonesia’s stability after election. Mr President, SBY on his press conference emotionally said that they are threats of trying to murder him as president. That’s it, they were coordinated attacks! I’m in the same boat with people who says this attack was carried out by a terrorist group, though it’s too early to say if it’s the same network.

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When Money’s Talking

moneyFirstly, I’d confess to all of you that I’m a big fan of Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris Katherine Jackson, still I don’t think she’s his biological kids. She doesn’t look like him at all. She’s white around blacks! But who cares if she is Jacko’s biological kids or not! The most important is the fact that Jacko raised her up as best as he could and that’s what makes him likes her real father! Why do I adore her? First because she’s Paris, second because she’s beautiful, and third because she spoke gently in Staples Centre. That’s all! (Am I weird?)

Next, (please don’t be confused!!, it’s just a silly thought!!)

Unlike Parker, I am just a casual fan of Carlos Tevez, but I was genuinely disappointed to see him go to City of Manchester Stadium. Sir Alex Ferguson’s suspicions that a deal was done with City in the winter will increase the feeling among United fans that they have been let down by somebody they adored. Gunners’ scorer Adebayor looks likely to join Tevez this week, becoming another member of overloaded striker and exclusive group of players seeking a fresh challenge at that four-stars-rated stadium. For the last case, I’m in the same boat with Jim White, it is all about money.

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Paris Broke Down in Tears

“…ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine. And I just want to say I love him so much.” —Paris Katherine Jackson

At the end of the Jackson’s memorial service, she joined the singers on stage, along with her brothers, and sang the chorus in “We Are the World” and “Heal the World”. Paris the late Thriller stars second child joined the late pop icons siblings on stage at Los Angeles Staples Center on Tuesday to pay an emotional tribute to her father.

That almost made me cry so much when Paris talked, it was so sad ! Poor little girl ! She was so brave to go up on that stage. I think Michael was the best father she could ever have. My heart goes out to his family, especially his children who didn’t deserve to loose their father at such a young age. They have the support for their family to help get them through this difficult time.

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Ferguson Again Makes a Laughing Stock

Micheal OwenIt beats me how Sir Alex Ferguson can make a decision to sign ex-England international Michael Owen for two-years deal to play at Old Trafford. No transfer was paid to former Owen’s club Newscastle United. He had been out of contract since he snubbed a new contract offer from The Magpies in December 2008. He becomes only the fourth footballer in history to played for both Manchester United and their rivals Liverpool. Last summer, I locked horn with Fergies decision to sign Dimitar Berbatov. And look, I think Berbatov signing is truly under expectation.

Here’s the deal. There is no doubt that Owen is a world class forward with a proven goalscoring record at the highest level. He is former European player of the Year. However, last season was arguably Owen’s worst. He missed all of the pre-season matches and training of the 2008-2009 season due to a bout of mumps. He also suffered a calf strain during the summer months which kept him out of the opening game of the season against Manchester United at Old Trafford, a game which Newcastle drew 1–1. That’s it, he also is very injury prone, this­ with age probably will not get any better. Moreover, his wages are too expensive.

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Bring Me Back to That Wonderland (Part 2)

We open in Venice, We next play Verona
Then on to Cremona, Lotsa laughs in Cremona.
Our next jump is Parma, That stingy, dingy menace,
Then Mantua, then Padua,Then we open again, where?

Frank Sinatra – We Open in Venice

Piazza di San Marco, VeneziaI wouldn’t say that you have to face the music when you didn’t read the previous post first before read this post. But trust me buddy, you’ve missed a lot. In my first part of the story, I told you about my first episode in Paris. It was gorgeous trip together with the Indonesian estraters and I guess we had the time of our lives to be there. I had been on Paris since 21 till 24 April before set off to Milan Malpenza in 6am. I’ve told you before that Paris always go the extra mile for the visitors. Therefore, we planned to come back to the town in 29 April after exploring Italian & Barcelona landmark. We would visit Venice, Florence, Pisa, and of course Roma! That was awesome, right?

Yeah, after spending our first four days in Paris, then we set off to Italy. We took an EasyJet flight from Paris to Milan which was quite cheap. We were in hurry toward Charles de Gauille since we had to be there at 5.30am. We just arrived in Hotel from Champs Elysses at 1am. We took off at 6.30am by that “fully commercial” plane.

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