. It's a space for my diary
and my favorite story "Mimi o sumaseba" (aka: Whisper of the
. The space for the movie is a fan space, no intention of intriguing any copyrights
FEBRUARY 2003 WEEK 3 - 4
I got my TOEFL score today. 540. Hm... actually I was kinda hoping
it would be at least 550... But well, at least my first score is
higher than my brother's! *sweatdrops* Funny is, I got my highest
score on Listening Comprehension! So listening to the VOA news did
worked! (Though the news itself was always about the same topic) No movies these 2 months, only radio news, so it's kinda
strange for me. But... I think Structure and Written Expression
gives the highest contribution to the total score. So next time, to
get higher score I should boost my skill at this section - with an
assumption I don't loosen at the other sections. [*TOEFL
test emang beda banget, ya, sama test2 di tempat2 les bhs Inggris.
BEDA BANGET! Biarpun sama2 terdiri dari 3 section yang serupa, tapi
tingkat kesulitannya... wah... ni die ni, baru namanya TEST BHS
BGM special 03 - Heart-throbbing Night (10:00 pm ~ 00:30 am):
01. Somewhere Somehow (Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith).
WOW! Thank you Mr. Radio! No doubt, my favorite part is, "Somewhere
far beyond today I will find the way to find you" It's such an
evergreen love song!
02. Creep (Radiohead). "I want a
perfect body, I want a perfect soul. I wish I was special, so very
special. But I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo" Remember that it used
to be a must song, together with White Lion's "You're All I
03. 25 minutes too late (Michael Learns To Rock). I have no
word 'bout this song but "chuchiaaaan deh lo!"
04. Baby, Don't You Break My Heart Slow (? Ally McBeal
theme). It hurts! Hiks!
05. True Love (Fujii Fumiya). I still remember every moment
when it's booming!! Hiks!
06. Can't Cry Hard Enough (The William Brothers). "Now
that you're gone, I can't cry hard hard enough, for you to hear me
07. Lagu Cinta (DEWA). "Mungkinkah
kamu sedang menatap bulan, bulan sabit yang sedang kupandangi?"
08. Eternal Love (PJ and Dunkan).
09. I'll Be Loving You (New Kids On The Block). Hohoho.
[10. Only one song that can end this thrilling list perfectly; The
Time Alone With You from Bad English. But... I'm too sleepy to
wait for it.]
List performed by All FM Radio Station in Bandung. [*Gue dengerinnya pindah2, gitu,
lho! Gue emang bukan tipe yg setia ama radio, sih! ^__^*]
I just read a magazine, the main theme of its articles was "Lara
vs Yuna". To be honest, I'm also the one who feel sorry [*bahasa
laennya; turut berduka cita*] for Yuna's changes. Though she
wears a beautiful cloth, everybody who sees her will remember Lara
POOR YUNA!! [*Chuchiaaan deh lo, Yuna!*]
She - who'd successfully replaced Rinoa - now has to be the
mirror of Lara, just in order to be sexy?? One more time: POOR YUNA!!
BUT! Well, don't be so cynical! Though it's clear that the
three musketeers (or Charlie's Angels? - Yuna, Rikku, Paine) have been commercially abused
- they're just commercial images anyway - but... still, Final
Fantasy is a guarantee for a good RPG. Wanna know my idea? THERE
SHOULD BE AN FF WITH 3 COOL BOYS TOO!! But please, PLEASE, NO
EARRING! Why the heaven FF boys had to wear earrings? NOT
COOL AT ALL!! Thank God there's Seifer!
Hm... I wonder why I've become a little too critical and cynical
these days? Critical is fine, but cynical is annoying. I remember a song from
Radiohead Iron Lung, it says more or less "we're, too
young to fall asleep, too cynical to speak". Maybe it's
But still, I like Rikku's shoes and Yuna's cloth! *grin* I like
the pink in Yuna's cloth. I'm not a pink lover, but it's a nice
BGM: 01. Love is gone (ZARD) 02. SEPIA (FIELD OF VIEW)
03. ? (forgot the title; Love Generation theme) 04. Vanishing
Love (X-Japan) 05. Perfect Blue (L'Arc~en~Ciel) 06. Lion
Heart (SMAP) 07. Evergreen (Hyde)
List performed by Wei - Garuda FM: Japan Night. [*Wei,
curang tuh! Ngga boleh tuh, udah Laruku, terus Hyde! DAME DA
YO, WEI!! Kalo gitu, besok2, puterin juga Luna
Sea, terus Ryuichi Kawamura!*]
Extra: Melodies of Life (Emiko Shiratori, FF IX theme). I
cried when this song's playing in the ending scene of FF IX. Though
I never like Garnet and that kinda "save the rich and annoying
girl" story, but this was a sweet scene. My favorite phrase is "and
who'll hear the echoes of stories never told?" I definitely
agree! If it's never been told, who would notice? Or in marketing
words: if it's never been advertised, who would buy?
It's now 8:13 pm.
[*Baru aja gue nguji nyali - dari kemaren sih.
Everything new had been through. Berarti, yang berikut-berikutnya
gue bisa lebih nyante dan tenang. Fuh! Tapi gue musti switch mode
BTW, tau ngga sih kenapa gue naruh papan kecil di sebelah kanan yg
judulnya "MY NOTE" itu?
Kesannya ngga ramah banget, ya? I'VE TRIED TO MAKE IT AS POLITE AS POSSIBLE!!
Soalnya, sebagai fans gue juga ngga mau diremehin dan direndahin -
dan dari negara manapun dia. MAAF AZZA YA! Sementara gue meskipun sedikit ilegal naruh beberapa kutipan dan lirik
lagu, tapi kan
gue ngga ngobyekin itu semua, alias ngga dapet duit dari itu, dan ngga
ngasih kesempatan orang lain utk dapet duit dgn cara ilegal. Malahan
gue berusaha ngepromosiin EVERY NAME EVERY WORK I MENTION IN THIS DIARY!
Jadi, yah, maaf aja, kalo cuma sindir-sindiran, I WON'T PROCEED! Kalo emang
ngerasa gimana2, TALK TO ME DIRECTLY, lah. Gengsian amat,
Oops, gomen ne, I've become a little too emotional. Maybe I'm just
tired and suddenly remember this annoying thing.
Padahal gue udah nahan2 beberapa hari, dan
berhasil bikin kalimat sopan seperti di "MY NOTE" itu. Tapi kadang
kesel juga, sih.*]
BGM: none. I'm not in a good mood to listen to any song.
Now playing: 01. Sailing to the World (Yasunori Mitsuda). Need a
minute to prepare myself for a song. It's been chosen and will be
playing over and over till... 02. Mezameta asa wa... (ZARD)
It's now 8:00 pm.
I just read an article about blue and white in Japan culture.
Finished reading, I kinda got the picture why the Japan national
football team' costume is blue and white!! As far as I know, the color of
national team' costume is usually taken from the color of the
national flag. "How come it's blue?" I thought so when I
saw Hidetoshi Nakata-tachi playing on the FIFA World Cup 2002. Well, maybe I should ask
to someone who knows it better, though.
BGM: Hikari (Hikaru Utada), I WANNA PLAY!! Why there's no interesting
RPG game for PC?? UGH!
(Should I make one? ^_^ But I do have an RPG
maker here in my sweetie compie. I d/l it (ups, the writer perform
illegal operation ^^) when there was an amateur game development
contest. Well, though I had developed the story, the characters, the
new thing that'd been chosen as the strong point... but... it was
never finished. Ah, maybe it was just not the time. 'Sides, I have
to boost my skill in drawing and picture editing... it's just so far
under average. Sigh.)
[*GUE BETE!! Gue ngga nonton konser DEWA!!
Sebeeel...!! Uh! Tau ngga sih, gue seumur2 nonton yg namanya live
show itu cuma sekali! S.A.T.U.K.A.L.I! BETE! Kuper bgt ngga sih gue?
Padahal dari yg sekali
itu, gue tau kalo yg namanya nonton live show itu asyik banget -
apalagi kalo band-nya yg kita senengin dan lagu2nya banyak yg kita
I renewed my diary's layout. Still using screen shots from
"Mimi o sumaseba". By the time I pass this February and
March smoothly, I'LL WATCH ALL GHIBLI' ANIMATION MOVIES!! Please
note "smoothly". If something happen to me these 3 weeks
ahead, and if I can't get through it, I'll disappear for awhile.
ngantuuuk!! Mudah2an layout yang ini bertahan agak lama. Oiya, kemaren ada
penyiar yang cerita kalo doi paling susah yang namanya nulis - dia
contohin nulis diary. Doi bilang kaya'nya di kepala banyak banget yg
pengen ditulis tapi pas mo ditulis udah keburu lupa. Gue tau tuh yg
kaya' gitu, soalnya gue dulu juga gitu. Kaya'nya kecepatan tangan
tuh ngga bisa nandingin kecepatan otak, makanya bete deh kalo nulis
diary di buku. GUE SELALU GAGAL. Tapi sekarang ada blogger, dan gue
ketagihan. Dengan ngetik, bisa jauh lebih cepet drpd nulis tangan -
asal jangan ngetik 11 jari aja!! Semua yang ada di kepala gue, bisa
dgn cepet tertulis. 'Menulis' itu asyiiik...!!*]
BGM: lotsa - from the radio!! One of them was Eternal Love (PJ and Dunkan) I
like "You're Perfect" better, though. It's such a mysterious tune,
have a listen! But it's an old song... maybe kinda hard to find. [*Windiii...!!
Gue inget lo punya kasetnya PJ and Dunkan deh. Masih ada ngga?*]
My second demo! This time, I didn't have to bring my CPU!! (*grin*)
'Cause I've changed it all so that it didn't need a shockwave
player, it can be played in any PC. Now, I'm sleepy!! This whole week was full with observation in the net
(see, that's why I've written so much this week!). If only my eyes
could have said something, they might have said, "Why don't you
awhile from the monitor?!" But there's no time! So I just told
them, "Please, hang on, will you?"
I watched "Mimi o sumaseba" once again. Still nice to watch!! Speaking
about movie... when I was a little, the TV broadcasted children
movies starred by Shirley Temple and the legendary movie
"Oliver Twist". I'm so glad I experienced such moments
(bet it's difficult to find those movies by now). Remember
"tomorrow, tomorrow I love you tomorrow you're always a day
away"? (^^) There
are not many movies about childhood as good as those by now, I
personally think. I wonder why old movies are hardly replaced by new
ones? Maybe because of the memories within. By 10 years from now,
the present movies will seemed be better than the movies in that
time cause they've already fulfilled with memories... do you think
it the same? (10 years from now... I wonder what kind of person will
I turn to be? With what kind of memories?)
BGM: 01. Honey 02. Anemone 03. Pieces 04. Town Theme
01 - 03. L'Arc~en~Ciel
04. Harvest Moon Back To Nature theme.
Nice track? You should try it - exactly like that! (^^)
"Anemone" is a special song for me, I love to sing along
with it. To sing along with men' vocal is kinda difficult, but Hyde'
is an exception, especially in this song. "Pieces"? COOL INTERLUDE!!
BTW, there are 2
songs of Laruku I love at most; "flower" and "winter
fall". Whenever my random play-mode comes to one of these, I'll
delete all songs listed except this. Good it didn't happen,
huh? Otherwise, the BGM track list above would be: 01. flower/winter
fall 02. flower/winter fall 03. flower/winter fall 04. flower/winter
fall 0X. flower/winter fall (^^;)
BGM: 01. Glass (Ryuichi Kawamura) 02. Town Theme (HM BTN theme) 03.
Opening (HM BTN theme) 04. Marble Stage (STH theme) 05. Singing
of The Gentle Wind (Xenogears theme)
Extra: Missing (Gackt)
HM BTN = Harvest Moon Back To Nature (Natsume, PlayStation)
STH = Sonic The Hedgehog (Sega, Sega Genesis)
Ah, too bad I could only get 2 HM theme!! I was hoping that I could get at least
6 (2 + 4 season theme)! But 2 are heart-throbbing enough! And I got Marble
Stage theme too!! Oh, how I miss my younger years...!! (^^;) I wanna
play! I wanna play!! I want a PS2!! \(^o^)/
[*Kalo diliat-liat spec-nya sih, Xbox lebih keren daripada PS2, apalagi dalam
hal grafik (sambil ngebayangin seandainya Xenogears dirilis ulang
buat Xbox... AWW!! Bisa beku diriku ini mandangin si BART!!). Tapi game
RPG-nya dikit banget, sih (ato ngga ada??) Pokoknya obsesi tahun ini
mo beli PS2!!*]
Oh, BTW, the extra track was played by Mr. Radio.
puterin "Nanka Shiawase" di ANIME NIGHT, dooong...!! Aku kangeeen banget sama tu
lagu! Oiya, hari Minggu kemaren liriknya "Missing"
dibacain, lho. Trus tadi pas gue coba nyanyiin... wah ini lidah
sampe kepelintir! Tau sendiri, kan, reffrain-nya!
Satu lagi, siapa yang pernah liat CD-nya Ryuichi Kawamura
"Ningen Shikkaku"? Yg di Jakarta dan suka ke WOM, pernah liat, ngga?
Katanya udah dirilis sama Universal, tapi kucari di seantero kota
Bandung ngga nemu!! Please!!*]
BGM special 02 - Xenogears (Square, PS) theme:
01. Knight of Fire 02. My Village is Number One 03. Invasion
04. June Mermaid 05. Bonds of Sea and Fire 06. Singing of the Gentle Wind
07. The treasure which cannot be stolen
Extra: Sailing to the World, demo version - a thrilling 36
Special Xenogears or special Yasunori Mitsuda again? (^^) My favorite?
Among all of the Xenogears theme, those 7 are my favorite. But most of all, of
course "Knight of Fire"!!! Theme for battle with bosses! 'Cause
to me, Xenogears theme is this! [*Liat
deh judul track 02; jayuz banget ngga sih tu judul. Tapi KEREN, bowz!
Agak2 inget Harvest Moon, sih.*]
I MISS BART SO MUCH!! And also his WILD SMILE (status attack; def
down). Probably, a wild smile is like
Totoro's smile; ^_____^? [*Ndy, aku pinjem
senyum Totoro-mu, ya*] Well, this kind of smile surely will make your defense down!!
Feb 16, Sunday night BGM: Rainy day FIELD OF VIEW. Raining all day long.
And I caught a cold. "Rainy day" - definitely one of my
favorite. 'Cause it brought a sweet imagination. (^^)
I imagined a cafe; it mainly served coffee (the coffee should be
PERFECT - smelled and tasted perfect), it should be located right beside the walking section of the street -
no parking lot (I HATE to see parking lot from the window), and it
performed a live band. It was raining outside, people with/without
umbrella were walking fast to warm their body, a cup of hot coffee
was on my table (perhaps the partner was a brownies), and the live
band was performing "Rainy day" (plus "Wake up!"
or "Yume mitsuzukete ima mo" would've been nice).
I'll search the whole world to find such a place. If I can't find it... I'll make
one! (^^; - d.r.e.a.m.e.r !!)