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Sambil mendengarkan lagu Lana del Rey di album Ultraviolence, yang notabene not ear catchy but successfully membuat saya dalam keadaan yin yang-seimbang.

Saya merenungi tamatnya komik Naruto.

Ya, naruto.

Pertama terbit sekitar 1999 – 2001 mungkin. Saya nggak sempet liat wikipedia haha. Saya sendiri baru menyadari keberadaannya waktu saya SMP. Berarti tahun 2007 ya. Sebenarnya seingat saya, saya pernah menyaksikan animenya waktu SD di… Trans TV atau TV 7 ya? Yah pokoknya itulah, dan first impression saya adalah anime tersebut benar-benar buruk.

Yah, itu kan waktu yang jauh-jauh sekali sebelum saya menyadari saya nggak suka anime, saya lebih suka manga🙂

Anyway, saya baru baca chapter terakhir pagi ini.

Marathon sih, soalnya saya belum sempat baca sisa chapternya dari bulan september, waktu zaman-zaman pelantikan bangsat itu. Perasaan saya cukup campur aduk selagi baca chapter terakhir. Di mana saya cukup syok karena pertarungan sasu-naru cukup singkat, cuma 5 chapter, mungkin? Kurang intens, tapi saya tetap suka adegan sasu-naru adu jotos karena kehabisan tenaga dalam hehe😀 Saya juga merasa time skip di chapter 700 cukup cliché. La gimana jal, anak-anak naruto dan kawan-kawannya terlalu simpel desainnya. Paling wajahnya perpaduan ayah dan ibunya haha –‘ nggak kuat wajahnya Himawari dan Inojin, karena yang pertama, cantik-cantik ada whisker mark di pipi. Dan yang kedua, kulitnya pucat mampus dan warna rambutnya merah ginger. Duuuh, mbok jangan… Tapi saya suka adegan kecil antara Kiba dewasa dan cewek yang membantu toko Nenek Kucing kenalannya Sasuke. I think they were the most perfect couple. Dan hal paling klise, tentu saja, Naruto menjadi hokage. Yah, itu kan juga tujuan komik ini toh?

Keluar dari tab halaman terakhir komik Naruto, saya merasakan hal yang tidak nyaman.

Hal itu terakumulasi terus sampai sekarang jam 13.30 ketika saya mengetik tulisan ini. Rasa sedih menyeruak ketika saya melihat update-an teman-teman di LINE tentang tamatnya Naruto. Saya merasa sayang bahwa kisah menyenangkan walaupun klise ini selesai. Saya masih ingat ketika saya masih SMP hingga SMA, setiap rabu-kamis-jumat saya selalu menunggu komik ini diperbaharui ceritanya. Saya selalu menertawakan kekonyolan dan dramatisasi Naruto ketika menyatakan cita-citanya menjadi Hokage. Absolutely amusing. Saya nggak peduli kata teman-teman saya yang bilang saya sudah tua untuk mengikuti Naruto (memang tidak ada yang bilang sih) atau pun kenyataan teman-teman cewek di SMA dulu nggak ada yang mengikuti cerita Naruto.

Naruto menginspirasi saya dengan cara yang benar.

Saya suka cara Naruto bangkit dari kemurungan dan mempertahankan ideologinya. Di dunia nyata, anak kecil yang hidup seperti Naruto pasti sudah terjerumus dalam Dunia Gelap, IYKWIM. Naruto sendiri tidak tahu kalau ayahnya adalah Hokage ke-4 hingga suatu pertarungan di hutan jauh dari desanya. Dan yang patut ditiru lagi, walaupun dia sudah tahu, dia tidak pernah memberitahukannya dengan sombong dan serta merta ke depan teman-temannya. Yang kalau di dunia nyata pasti sebagian  besar orang akan membesar-besarkan masalah itu.

Sekarang saya cukup lama membual di blog ini. Saya cukup lega, sedikiiit, setelah menuliskannya di sini. No one will read this, actually.

Naruto, tetaplah menjadi inspirasi anak-anak di masa mendatang :’)

I’m Joining Daily Beauty 89’s Giveaway!

Great God, I never laid a finger on this blog since reviewing The Killers. I can even see the dust on top of my blog.

Anyway, I’m joining Daily Beauty 89’s Giveaway! This is my first time joining something like this. Actually I almost tried Xiao Vee’s Giveaway but I failed. I had bought many equipment but I didn’t feel in mood so I left it -__- But then I saw this! WooHoo, this giveaway is quite easy and require simple to-dos, but I just keep my finger crossed >,<

I’m hoping to catch the 2nd Prize because I want make up brushes so bad! But who knows I will win. I may not win either… at least I know how it feel to join a giveaway😀

If somebody is interested, follow this link. If you click that blue text, it will bring you to the detail page. Or, just click the picture bellow :p. In conclusion, wish me luck yes!

Come on, join, join, join!

KILLERS (2014) Review

What doesn’t kill you makes you stranger

(Joker, Batman The Dark Knight)

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Do you know what that poster is? It is a theatrical poster of “(キラーズ) Killers”. It is a first collaboration of Indonesian and Japanese for gore movie. It starred Oka Antara and Kazuki Kitamura as the main characters.

SPOILER

The scene started with a little, just a little apparently-sex scene then turned to sadistic murder of a young japanese woman by Shuhei Nomura (Kazuki Kitamura). He recorded the killing process and uploaded it in internet. From many of the watcher, one of them was Bayu Aditya (Oka Antara), a struggled Indonesian-Jakarta based journalist whose family life and carreer became falling apart due to his ambitious research towards cruel coruptor, Dharma (Ray Sahetapy).

One day after he took his daughter back to his ex-wife’s house, he was robbed in a taxi and got raped by a man, while the taxi driver took Bayu’s smartphone and recorded it. Trying to escape, he accidentally caused the dead of the robbers with their guns. The splattered blood reminds him of Nomura’s video and then… he actually recorded the dying robbers with his active smartphone’s camera. Eventually, he uploaded it in internet. Nomura saw it, he simphatized and encouraged Bayu to do more.

The rest of the film told the series of killing done by each Bayu and Nomura before they actually met and (spoiler!) they died together.

 

HORROR SCARED YOU, WHILE THRILLER…

I just watched this movie yesterday with six of my friends.

I just…

I just can’t imagine that we were actually really excited to watch it (-__-). I thought this would be an enjoyable phsycological thriller movie; It got so much anticipation on the premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2014.

In the end…

We were all scared.

If you like Saw (it’s a gore series film which the director directed Insidious too) then I bet you’ll be okay with Killers. Unfortunately, I hate Saw. I like crime scene procedural film, not sadistic violence film.

I should have watch The Lego Movie yesterday😦

While horror movie scared you, thriller movie was like… discomfort you. That’s what I felt during the film. I felt like I was chased and couldn’t hide eventhough I was actually tired running. My girl friend felt the same and the rest of the group (4 boys LOL) agreed not to watch Killers anymore.

 

RECEPTION TIME!

Buuuuuut! Even though I didn’t enjoy it, I did judge the film😀

I should praise the violence scene, It was brutal, It was abbusive, It awas really sadistic. Though the blood looked quite fake. But the murdering scene was, like, real. Just, real.

I praised the Japanese actors and actresses. They did good actings. While the Indonesian actors, most of them… err… how should I put it? Exageratting? Dull?

The acting of Oka Antara (Bayu Aditya), Luna Maya (Bayu’s ex-wife), Ersya Aurelia (Bayu’s daughter) and the Robbers (no, I don’t know who played as the robbers in this movie) was quite awesome (especially Oka Antara). But the rest of Indonesian actors… the rest…

I thought the rest was kind of disapointing. There were a scene when Bayu tortured Dharma’s lawyer (who was played by Indonesian comedian Epy Kusnandar) but Epy’s acting was really dull. Psychologically, If Dharma’s lawyer was tortured to the point he was severely injured, he should have been scared! Show some tremble! Grunts! Tears! Whatever you knew so the audience would simphatized a little! But he didn’t. So that scene was… fake to me. Yeah, most of Indonesian senior actosr couldn’t show frightened face. It was like something bound them to do so. I feel kind of embarassed, remembering that I am Indonesian too ._.

And what I regretted the most was a long prolog and the lack of digging the character’s past. I thought the prolog was kind of long-winded; maybe because the film should introduce two main characters. I felt sick while seeing the cruel stuff Nomura had done and the unfortunate events Bayu had experienced.

And about the lack of digging the character’s past… well, there are some scene, like, two scene that revealed a tiny bit of the character’s past:

  • After Bayu got beaten by Dharma’s bodyguard, he went home and checked his past journalism materials. He reached for a girl’s photo and the duration was quite long. So I think the girl was the missing pieces of the mistery of Bayu and Dharma’s Tweety-and-Silvester’s relationship. But the film didn’t mention further information about it.
  • Nomura had flashback about his sister several times. But the film didn’t explain in detail about her sister; except that Nomura mummified his sister in his house.

I hoped that their past would be revealed, and then they shared each other stories… That’s the drama dude!! It’s like adding salt to your food!! Man, I wished there would be a scene where the boys ended up talking in a little coffee shop, sipping on mixed arabica-java coffee and laughing, and playing golf together, and running toward the setting sun (and the title would change to Broke Back Oriental)

 

CONCLUSION

Let’s be neutral here. Eventhough I didn’t enjoy it, the cinematography was quite good. Indonesia film was used to identic with super lame story, but not for the last year. So I give it an A😀

Do Your All-Natural Lip Balm

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I’ve mentioned from the RENEWAL that I’m planning to make a homemade lip balm. And so did I. I made it just this morning. The material arrived yesterday; I bought them partially and from two different sellers yet they arrived all together! I took the recipe from The Nerdy Farm Wife (this link will be opened in new tab) and It works😉

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the result

And here are the materials I used.

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 I will recite the ratio of the recipe. Basically the basic is carrier oil : butter : beeswax = 3:1:1. For example, my balm.

  • 3 parts of carrier oil (here I used 2 parts of castor oil and 1 part of macadamia nut oil. I’m desired to use macadamia only but the oil was pricey so I decided to combine it with castor oil which was a lot cheaper. You can used olive oil, jojoba oil, virgin coconut oil, or some pricey carrier oil like pomegranate seed and rose hip)
  • 1 part of butter (I used unrefined east shea butter. It melted easily! you can substitute it with unrefined west shea butter, refined shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter, or other butter. But I only acknowledge those butter)
  • 1 part of beeswax (any beeswax, the white one, yellow one, pastilles-shaped one, big chunk—but be sure to grate it first, if not it will melt reaaaaally slow😀 )

So, if you used 3 tablespoons carrier oil, the butter and the beeswax will be each 1 tablespoon needed. If you used 1 tablespoons carrier oil, the butter and the beeswax will be each 1/3 tablespoon needed and so on. Put it in a heat-resistant place like ceramic or microwave grade bowl or stainless cup; you can oven it directly or double-boil it (I double boiled my materials). If not, just melt it directly in a saucepan on medium-low heat.

Once all the materials melt, you can stir it several time to release some heat. After that you may add drops of essential oil (I dropped peppermint oil 3 times) until the desired aroma. Don’t drop too much; essential oil is pricey, you may lose a lot because with only 3-5 drops sometimes you will meet the agreed aroma. Or without essential oil. Then you just need to place the liquid to the container. But be careful, since the container isn’t warm—usually it’s cooler, once liquid is poured it will be hard quickly. So quick that I dropped my jaw—I just wasn’t ready to see it hard already LOL.

Wait until it set (you can put it in a refrigerator or freezer to accelerate the harden process) and voila, you got your own all-natural, hygienic lip balm.

Trivia

  • Please check some references for the material and the seller. Since i am in indonesia, it’s hard to find essential oil, carrier oil and shea butter in shop. So I buy all of the materials (even beeswax) online (I was lazy to check out chemical material shop -_- please don’t mind my laziness, it’s compulsive). Indonesian guys can buy those material from trusted seller in Kaskus.co.id or from these sellers; sensasoap.com and Organic Natural Shop Facebook Page (I bought from those two). Be sure that the sellers sell the cosmetic grade materials. You don’t want to harmed your body, right?
  • You may calculate the needed materials before you melt it to avoid waste.
  • To make tinted (sheer colored) balm, include chunks of lipstick as much as you need it; the more the pigmented-er (yeah, i know that there is no pigmented-er). Mix it while melting the material. Or use pigments like mica. Coastal Scent sold it, but I don’t know how to buy it. I don’t have credit card anyway :p
  • Use any container you liked; the old lip balm tubes, jar (I used D’arbo Honey 28 gr jar that I took from a restaurant :p ). I never see empty lip balm tubes sold in my city so I used jar instead, even though I prefer tube because it ‘s more hygienic to use.
  • I’ve asked Jan Berry, the woman behind The Nerdy Farm Wife about the life time of this lip balm (she was so kind and friendly; she actually respond it nicely) and she said that it could last 6-9 months or longer; using vitamin E oil could elongated the life time. Vitamin E oil could be bought online or used vitamin E oil in capsules which could be found in pharmacy.
  • I’ve tried this balm and I must say that it was good. It was just like the the other lip balm, except there was cooling sensation from peppermint oil. I’ve seen the wonder of shea butter and I believed that this lip balm will be fabulous! The texture turned out more solid than I expected. If it happen and you don’t really like it, you can reboil it and add more oil.

Yeah, I think that’s all I can brag now. if there’s something you want to ask, please don’t hesitate. I love visitor, especially if you add name in the comment so I don’t have to call you anon haha (lame, I know). See You ;))

Bad Day

Right the day after I publish RENEWAL, I had an accident. This morning. I hit someone in her motorcycle with my car. I know, I know, everybody think it was my fault, but seriously? I think both of us contributed partial mistake in this case.

Even though I had turned the sign lamp on, check the rear mirror thoroughly, I hadn’t calculated her speed. While her mistake was she didn’t brake at all. Apparently when I tried to turn my car, she kept riding her motorcycle to the side of my turning car without alarmed me first pluuuss…. she was on the blind spot; I’d seen her motorcycle when she was still far but I couldn’t see her on my rear mirror when she was on the side of the car (that’s my car’s one of three blind spot). After that, shit happened.

Fortunately, she didn’t suffered from severed injury. Just some ache; people were worried if she broke her arm and started to hate me (I think). I feel bad for my car. It suffered a lot. The right mirror was separated badly from the body. There were big scratches on the right side (actually there were many scratches on any other side already). If only my car could speak, it must have yelled to me, “ASSHOLE!” for several minute. Well, who would imagine, right?

RENEWAL

Yes. Renewal. It’s been 3 years since I abandoned this blog. Three years, people. Three years abandoning. And it’s not good. So I decide to make it live again. I’m going to post some crazy stuff I was planning to do (wait for iiiit) IT’S HOMEMADE LIPBALM (trumpet sound).

It’s exaggerating.

I know.

I’ve made this blog since around 2008 and now is 2014; I’m a college student now and majoring in Electrical Engineering. I’m not satisfied with it. I wanted to enter Architectural Study but I failed; instead I got accepted in this engineering. Well I like conservative science, but I know nothing in electricity😦 maybe I’ll choose to focus on Information Technology (yes, electrical engineering has it). 

and I like to pronounce that I’m getting more feminine. Yes I’m loving it too😀. I used to dress boyish, cut my hair short (well, till now I actually prefer short hair) but now I see that the way I dress was boring or (spoiler) freak. Yes. Freak. I don’t like freak people but I dress like them. Even freak people actually don’t dress like the way they behave! So today I dress more normally, just like those girl😀

And I think it’s time to stop blabbering. till next post baby😀 !