Monday, 24 November 2014

A Chat Turns Into An Article

Source: Kompas.com - News / Megapolitan

Gadis Tionghoa: Ahok Bodoh kayak Naruto!

Kamis, 13 November 2014 | 15:14 WIB
Kompas.com/Kurnia Sari Aziza
Plt Gubernur DKI Jakarta Basuki Tjahaja Purnama di Bandara Halim Perdanakusumah, Jakarta, Sabtu (8/11/2014).
Catatan Kaki Jodhi Yudono
Pagi tadi, saya menyapa beberapa kawan melalui BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). Hampir semuanya menjawab sehat, kecuali satu orang yang menjawab sedang galau.
Petzie, begitu biasa saya memanggilnya. Nama lengkapnya Petricia Yuvita, gadis keturunan Tionghoa berusia 26 tahun dan berprofesi sebagai penulis lepas. Dia terlahir dari keluarga yang mapan, kuliah di universitas bergengsi di Jakarta, pernah jadi mayoret saat jadi siswa, kerap meluangkan waktu di kafe, dan sesekali memajang fotonya sehabis jalan-jalan ke luar negeri.
Pagi itu, Petzie mengatakan kegalauannya karena Ahok belum juga diangkat menjadi gubernur. Maka dari itu, mulailah kami memperbincangkan Plt Gubernur DKI Basuki Tjahaja Purnama alias Ahok yang sedang menunggu pelantikan sebagai gubernur resmi DKI Jakarta itu.
Dari perbincangan kami, terasa betul betapa Petzie kagum dengan keberanian Ahok. Ya, ya... Ahok memang bukan yang pertama dan satu-satunya dari etnis Tionghoa yang memiliki keberanian menegakkan kebenaran. Jauh sebelum Ahok muncul, sudah ada Soe Hok Gie, Arief Budiman, Kwik Kian Gie, Alvin Lie, dan para pemberani lainnya. Namun, harus diakui, Ahok memang istimewa dibandingkan dengan lainnya. Dia bukan cuma pemberani, melainkan dia juga seorang pejabat yang tegas menghadapi koleganya yang korup dan juga warganya yang menentang keberadaan dirinya sebagai seorang Tionghoa yang beragama minoritas.
Terakhir, dia mengaku bahwa dirinya adalah gubernur pertama yang berani menunjukkan sikapnya yang ingin membubarkan FPI. Ahok bukan cuma berani kepada FPI, melainkan juga berani kepada siapa saja, termasuk menteri yang menurutnya berpikir tidak logis.
Lantaran keberaniannya itulah, menurut Petzie, pelantikannya jadi terhambat. Petzie mengatakan, ada kekuatan besar di balik FPI yang sengaja hendak menggagalkan pelantikan Ahok sebagai gubernur.
Namun, meski Ahok berani, jujur, tegas, tetapi mengapa Petzie menuduh lelaki kelahiran Manggar, Belitung Timur, 29 Juni 1966, itu sebagai "si bodoh" yang kayak Naruto, tokoh dalam sebuah film animasi? Ikuti perbincangan saya dengan Petzie berikut ini.
Dok. Petricia YuvitaPetricia Yuvita

Are You Coming To The Tree - Katniss [The Hunger Games Mockingjay part 1]

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
They strung up a man
They say who murdered three.









Sunday, 17 August 2014

Review of The Day :: The Expendables 3

*SPOILER ALERT*
Okay, so now we are back with the third installment of Sylvester Stallone and friends' movie, The Expendables 3. If you think you have seen enough person in the first and the second, prepare yourself to see more of them, with addition of young ones, such as Kellan Lutz and Ronda Rousey, etc. Well, you can't expect me to remember all the names, right?


Most of the movie, as usual, is filled with blood here and there, boom boom explosions and neither of these guys receive serious injury (well, except for Terry Crews, who went disappear in the rest of the movie due to his being shot twice, and still alive!) despite having bombarded by lots of ammunitions. I mean, really guys, these guys have no scratch or whatsoever in their face, or even when they do, it doesn't leave any mark. Talkin' about heroes!

One of my most favorite moment of the movie is the coming back of Wesley Snipes. Loved him back in the days of Blade, and couldn't be happier to see that his act and skills are one of the most awaited performance. This might be one of the best moment he got after so many years releasing himself from the Blades' image, and he totally did it. You go, Snipes!


Back to the story, the plot itself is great, I mean, having someone who was in your team, turned dark and fighting with you instead is cool, but they are not really living up to the expectation. They are too focused on their own circle and appearance that the story become blur at some point in the movie. At one point, I can't even remember who the hell is the bad guy, why he went bad and why is this guy receive special treatment and back-up from the military while the government is tracing him for war crimes....

The effect sucks. I can see the background clearly, it's like watching Indonesian movie where the background is blue (or even white, at some extent) and the casts pretending to drive their car while talking. I mean, as in Hollywood movies, you guys are supposedly do these things better than us! Amazed us, you know, the usual Hollywood excitement and stuff. But I can't find it in this one. The punchlines are also weird at some scenes, maybe it's just me but sometimes the jokes are too cold to be laughed at and the lines are being read out too slow (note the way Stallone and Schwarzenegger talks, even Ford, but Ford is much better than those two, eventhough he's old himself and having a slight problem reciting the lines, but he's alright).


The last problem is that most of my friends said they already watch this movie on DVD. Well, piracy is a crime, but mostly, we never saw this coming from Hollywood. In Indonesia, this is a usual crime, but for The Expendables 3 to be available HD on DVD first rather than watching it first on XXI is really shocking. Thought it might be bloopers or something, but it turned out affects the screening as well, so I think this has got to be true.

As true as it is, this movie serves every single heroes I want to be cooperated in one movie. Poor bad guy though, to be fighting 10 un-scratch-able heroes while he is on his own. Poor guy, really. But, yeaay, great performance, Antonio Banderas, eventhough it hurts my heart that you are acting like a clown in this movie but you really leaves a mark in the heart of everyone watching, including me, Galgo.

Ah yes, the rating would be 7 / 10 if it weren't for Jet Li making his eyes big (or is it an effect) in every scene he got. Oh my God, dude, do you really have to do that?Is it just me or is it true? Which is why, I'm giving this movie 6.9 / 10


Good call, though! Hopefully we can see Jacky Chan in the next installment. Oh! and I love your pink (?) lipgloss too, Kellan. Looks great to you, but try to keep it low next time. :*

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Life, What Does it Means?

Life..

We born, we laugh, we cry. We talked, we get angry and we forgive. All in one circle, over and over again. It keeps on and on, a neverending circle of life. So, what is life, really?

Is it when we wake up every morning feeling alive?
Is it when we saw the world for the very first time, coming out from someone's womb that we soon call mom?
Is it when we reached enlightenment, the one phase in life where someone feel as if they have been wrong the whole time and in that precise moment being reborn with new thoughts and all?
Is it when we know someone and that someone blow our mind with what he/she think of things?
Is it when we help people in need and that we feel happy when people are happy too?
Is it when we love someone that much till our heart explodes?
Is it when we touch things? Is it when we feel things?
Is it when we feel the first grasp of the one we made inside us?
Is it when we are on the verge of our death and all those memories of being living comes flashing back on us?

The greatest question in life remains, what makes us live? What makes u think that we are not in a dream where we feel that we are alive when we are not?
What if actually we all stuck in one big ball, where we are bound to be exactly the same as everybody else?
Where we have no right to be different?
In the meantime, eventhough it is so wrong, it felt right coz that is what everybody has been doing..


So, what is life, really?
Have you figured out your answer? Or you just prefer to enjoy your life as you can and not think the big meaning behind it? Whatever you choose to be or to think, whatever it is, make sure you won't regret it.. coz if you do regret it, then you just waste your life waiting for answer or when you know it, the answer might be hidden just in the palm of your hand, waiting for you to figure it out..

or maybe, you are the life itself.
You, being here, is called alive and that is life itself...