lunathique: (Default)
( Oct. 28th, 2017 11:45 am)

To gain control on who's viewing my entry, I have made this LJ friends only. You can try to comment and ask to be added, but it's entirely up to me whether to add you back or not.
I finally went to Japan. Yay me! It's been a dream since I grew fascinated with the country and everything involves Japan. The food, the manga, the music, the culture. So it's like a dream when I stepped my foot there. Even now it still feel like one :)

Luck came to me when Air Asia was pre-launching their new route, Kuala Lumpur to Osaka, last year. I got a pretty damn cheap return ticket, and so I booked one without any hesitation. Yep, I booked one for myself. Just me myself and I. My parents (and just everyone else) thinks I'm nuts, going there alone. Japan, a land people know is not friendly to foreigners. Where people don't speak English, don't have signs in English, and a bunch of other things. Only one friend (yes, I'm looking at you) believe that I can make it. He was my sole supporter and have more faith than I did, that I can conquer the massive-spidery-lines of Tokyo subway. My only fear of going alone was that I'll get lost in Tokyo underground, not knowing which line to go. Guess what, I managed! He was right, it's useless trying to figure out the complex system of Tokyo subway map before you get there. You'll figure it out yourself when you're there. It didn't make sense to me, but it does now :)

So here's the recap of what happened there ;)

Into the land of the rising sun )
Now and then I think of when we were together
Like when you said you felt so happy you could die
Told myself that you were right for me
But felt so lonely in your company
But that was love and it's an ache I still remember

You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness
Like resignation to the end, always the end
So when we found that we could not make sense
Well you said that we would still be friends
But I'll admit that I was glad it was over

But you didn't have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
And I don't even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough
No you didn't have to stoop so low
Have your friends collect your records and then change your number
I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just somebody that I used to know

Now and then I think of all the times you screwed me over
But had me believing it was always something that I'd done
But I don't wanna live that way
Reading into every word you say
You said that you could let it go
And I wouldn't catch you hung up on somebody that you used to know

But you didn't have to cut me off
Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing
And I don't even need your love
But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough
No you didn't have to stoop so low
Have your friends collect your records and then change your number
I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just somebody that I used to know

Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know

I am currently in love with Adhitia Sofyan's songs. I've liked his song "Adelaide Sky" for couple of years but I haven't got my hands on any other songs by him until recently. Someone mentioned "After The Rain" on twitter and I downloaded it. Again, I am fascinated by his music. So I did a quick google search and downloaded more of his. It's the kinda songs you'd put when it's raining outside, while reading books and have your cup of tea. Lately I hear them on my morning, and before I go to sleep. It's soothing and calm to the soul.

Go and check out his songs. You can download the songs straight from his website. Try to download his mini album "I'm Not Getting Any Slimmer, So Here We Go" to taste few of his works before you downloaded his two albums. My fave so far is "Adelaide Sky", "After The Rain", and "Don't Look Back". The last two is in his latest album "Forget Your Plans".

"I’ll be hearing my own foot steps under Adelaide sky
Would you be kind enough to remember me"
lunathique: (Default)
( Jan. 4th, 2012 07:43 am)
Akemashite Omedettou minna-san!!!

Here's to a new beginning, a new chapter, a brand new story :)

2011 was a blessing. Work was a struggle (ain't they always!), a few great vacations, some new friends, some people who came and left mark in the heart, a wish that came true on my birthday, a new experience, a different kind of Christmas, and a way to end the year.

I don't have many resolution for 2012. Losing weight has always been on the top priority but it never really been accomplished :p Just hoping my solo Japan travel will be okay, see ARASHI in person, and a happily-ever-after never hurt ;)

May the force be with us all *peace*
lunathique: (Default)
( Jun. 2nd, 2011 12:38 pm)
Everything I know about love I learned from you, from you
And everything I know about pain I learned from you, from you
You were my only, you were my first
You showed me lonely, and you took me in when I was hurt
But the most important thing you ever gave me
You was the one that hurt the most

So thank you for the broken heart
And thank you for the permanent scar
Cause if it wasn’t for you I might forget, how it feels to let go
And how it feels to get a brand new start
So thank you for the broken heart

I still remember when you called and said
that he didn’t mean anything
How could you expect me to look at you the same way
You were my only but not my last
You showed me lonely, and you made me put you in the past
The most important thing you ever gave me was the one that hurt the most

So thank you for the broken heart
And thank you for the permanent scar
Cause if it wasn’t for you I might forget, how it feels to let go
And how it feels to get a brand new start
So thank you for the broken heart

And every time I find myself alone in pieces
I find myself I’ll just remember when you hurt me and I made it

So thank you for the broken heart
And thank you for the permanent scar
Cause if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be here,
with the love of my life all my pain disappear I’ve come so far
So thank you for the broken heart I thank you,
I thank you For the broken heart --J. Rice
lunathique: (Default)
( Mar. 24th, 2011 07:56 am)
I found this cute love letter written by Raditya Dika, a humorous writer my sis like so much. It's cute and honest.. here it goes:

“Kepada kamu,
Dengan penuh kebencian.

Aku benci jatuh cinta.

Aku benci merasa senang bertemu lagi dengan kamu,
tersenyum malu-malu, dan menebak-nebak,
selalu menebak-nebak.

Aku benci deg-degan menunggu kamu online.

Dan di saat kamu muncul,
aku akan tiduran tengkurap,
bantal di bawah dagu,
lalu berpikir,
tersenyum, dan berusaha mencari kalimat-kalimat lucu agar kamu,
di seberang sana,
bisa tertawa.

Karena, kata orang,
cara mudah membuat orang suka denganmu adalah dengan membuatnya tertawa.

Mudah-mudahan itu benar.

Aku benci terkejut melihat SMS kamu nongol di inbox-ku dan aku benci kenapa aku harus memakan waktu begitu lama untuk membalasnya,
memikirkan kata demi kata.

Aku benci ketika jatuh cinta,
semua detail yang aku ucapkan,
tuliskan ke kamu menjadi penting,
seolah-olah harus tanpa cacat,
atau aku bisa jadi kehilangan kamu.

Aku benci harus berada dalam posisi seperti itu.

Tapi, aku tidak bisa menawar, ya?

Aku benci harus menerjemahkan isyarat-isyarat kamu itu.

Apakah pertanyaan kamu itu sekadar pancingan atau retorika atau pertanyaan biasa yang aku salah artikan dengan penuh percaya diri?

Apakah kepalamu yang kamu senderkan di bahuku kemarin hanya gesture biasa,
atau ada maksud lain,
atau aku yang-sekali lagi-salah mengartikan dengan penuh percaya diri?

Aku benci harus memikirkan kamu sebelum tidur dan merasakan sesuatu yang bergerak dari dalam dada,
menjalar ke sekujur tubuh,
dan aku merasa pasrah,

Aku benci untuk berpikir aku bisa begini terus semalaman,
tanpa harus tidur.

Cukup begini saja.

Aku benci ketika kamu menempelkan kepalamu ke sisi kepalaku,
saat kamu mencoba untuk melihat sesuatu di handycam yang sedang aku pegang.

Oh, aku benci kenapa ketika kepala kita bersentuhan,
aku tidak bernapas,
aku merasa canggung,
aku ingin berlari jauh.

Aku benci aku harus sadar atas semua kecanggungan itu,
tapi tidak bisa melakukan apa-apa.

Aku benci ketika logika aku bersuara dan mengingatkan,

Hey! Ini hanya ketertarikan fisik semata, pada akhirnya kamu akan tahu,
kalian berdua tidak punya anything in common,
harus dimentahkan oleh hati yang berkata,
Jangan hiraukan logikamu.

Aku benci harus mencari-cari kesalahan kecil yang ada di dalam diri kamu.

Kesalahan yang secara desperate aku cari dengan paksa
karena aku benci untuk tahu bahwa kamu bisa saja sempurna,
kamu bisa saja tanpa cela, dan aku,
bisa saja benar-benar jatuh hati kepadamu.

Aku benci jatuh cinta, terutama kepada kamu.

Demi Tuhan, aku benci jatuh cinta kepada kamu.

Karena, di dalam perasaan menggebu-gebu ini;
di balik semua rasa kangen, takut, canggung, yang bergumul di dalam dan meletup pelan-pelan,
aku takut sendirian.”

- Raditya Dika

it's only a quick post but i wish you a happy happy birthday.
keep up the DoS, the smile, and the current hair-style please! LOL though i will continue to love you no matter how gorilla-look-a-like your hair is.
wishing you health and more success, more drama, more movie..
congratulations for 10th year anniv with arashi, 1mill sales is not just a dream ^^
hoping you all the best for the tour concert, esp. tonight. ganbatte!!! (wishing i could be there)

my prayers always be with you. try not to lose to sho ne, he almost beat you as my ichiban LOL ♥♥♥♥♥

lotsa love!!!!
lunathique: (tamaki & book)
( May. 29th, 2008 01:08 pm)
Take time to work,
It is the price of success.

Take time to think,
It is the source of power.

Take time to play,
It is the secret of perpetual youth.

Take time to read,
It is the foundation of wisdom.

Take time to be friendly,
It is the road to happiness.

Take time to love and be loved,
It is the privilege of the gods.

Take time to share,
Life is too short to be selfish.

Take time to laugh,
It is the music of the soul.

Take time to be grateful,
It is the key to joy.

Take time to meditate,
It is the path to peace.

Take time to pray,
It is the greatest power on earth.
lunathique: (luvly)
( Nov. 27th, 2006 09:30 am)
Dalam keadaan seperti apapun aku hari ini,
Aku tahu bahwa Engkau Bapa yang selalu mendengar saat aku berteriak
Bapa yang selalu memberi saat aku meminta
Bapa yang selalu membukakan pintu saat aku mengetuk
Bapa yang punya rancangan yang terbaik bagi hidupku

Kasih yang sempurna telah ku t'rima dari-Mu
Bukan kar'na kebaikanku
Hanya oleh kasih karunia-Mu kau pulihkan aku
Layakkanku tuk dapat memanggil-Mu, Bapa
Kau b'ri yang ku pinta
Saat ku mencari ku mendapatkan
Ku ketuk pintu-Mu dan Kau bukakan
S'bab Kau Bapaku, Bapa yang kekal
Tak kan kau biarkan aku melangkah hanya sendirian
Kau selalu bagiku, s'bab Kau Bapaku, Bapa yang kekal
lunathique: (luvly)
( Nov. 26th, 2006 09:58 pm)

Step One

- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fun ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

- If you wish for real possible things, make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post (it'll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two

- Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

- You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

- There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached.

 Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.


[Unknown site tag][Bad username or unknown identity: ]

lunathique: (xoxo)
( Sep. 10th, 2006 05:09 am)
After years of expensive education
A car full of books and anticipation
I'm an expert on Shakespeare and that's a hell of a lot
But the world don't need scholars as much as I thought

Maybe I'll go travelling for a year
Finding myself, or start a career
Could work the poor, though I'm hungry for fame
We all seem so different but we're just the same

Maybe I'll go to the gym, so I don't get fat
Aren't things more easy, with a tight six pack
Who knows the answers, who do you trust
I can't even seperate love from lust

Maybe I'll move back home and pay off my loans
Working nine to five, answering phones
But don't make me live for Friday nights
Drinking eight pints and getting in fights

Maybe I'll just fall in love
That could solve it all
Philosophers say that that's enough
There surely must be more
Love ain't the answer, nor is work
The truth elludes me so much it hurts

But I'm still having fun and I guess that's the key
I'm a twentysomething and I'll keep being me!

[Jamie Cullum]

Happy Birthday to myself fufufufufu.... ^o^
lunathique: (ladies night)
( Sep. 7th, 2006 11:52 am)
No matter what people says about Paris and her songs, it's catchy on my ears. I listened to Stars Are Blind last night and I like it!! Ya we all have different taste in music lah ya ;p

Btw, anyone can share the MP3? I've been searching all over this morning, but all the links I've found has expired :(
lunathique: (xoxo)
( Aug. 28th, 2006 07:10 pm)

Ku bertanya, adakah aku yang ada dihatimu?
Tak mengapa jikalau aku tak pasti dibenakmu
Aku tak tahu mengapa dirimu yang datang saat aku meresah
Meskipun aku tak mungkin miliki, namun kuakui kau ubah hariku

Ada getar saat ku menatapmu ada disana
Ku yakini mata hatiku tak akan pernah salah
Aku tak tahu mengapa dirimu yang datang saat aku meresah
Meskipun aku tak mungkin miliki, namun kuakui kau ubah hariku

Aku bertanya dan tanya kepada diri
Salahkah hatiku yang mengharapkan cintamu

Aku tak tahu mengapa dirimu yang datang saat aku meresah
Meskipun aku tak mungkin miliki, namun kuakui kau ubah hariku

Namun kuakui kau ubah hariku

Kahitna - Kau Ubah Hariku
lunathique: (hermione)
( Aug. 12th, 2006 01:30 am)
Sometimes I wonder kalau ngeliat bulletin board di Friendster atau email yg mendeskripsikan bahwa yang namanya lelaki itu seperti ini, yang wanita seperti ini. Bedanya pria dan cowo, atau bedanya wanita dan cewe, bedanya suka dan cinta. You name it lah. Di sana didekripsikan, bahwa (for example) kalau pria itu akan berbuat A pada situasi A, dan berbuat B pada situasi B, sedangkan cowo akan berbuat Z pada situasi A dan Y pada situasi B. In the end there's a question, which one are you?

Maksud sebenarnya memang baik ya, mencoba menggugah pembacanya menjadi berpikir 'apa iya gua kaya gitu' and trying to be a better person lah. Tapi kalau dipikir lagi, apa iya standar-standar yang diterapkan disitu sudah tepat? Siapa yang menerapkan standar tersebut? Apa iya standar tersebut bisa berlaku sama rata pada semua orang pada situasi yg sama? Bukannya itu merupakan opini dari si pembuat, dengan maksud untuk mengajak pembacanya berefleksi dan introspeksi diri? Jika itu opini, maka kembali ke definisinya, opini atau pendapat tidak ada yang salah dan tidak ada yang benar. Simply because tidak ada standar penilaian bakunya. Berarti tidak semua yg dianjurkan secara halus oleh isi buletin atau email itu harus diikuti.

Contoh, di bulletin seorang teman yang berisi perbedaan antara wanita dan cewe (dewasa & kenak-kanakan) ada bagian ini:
Wanita: Belajar bikin kue jenis baru 2 kali seminggu
Cewe: Ke Salon 2 kali seminggu

Lalu kalau saya memang tidak suka masak atau bikin kue atau tidak belajar bikin kue 2x seminggu lantas saya dicap bukan wanita? Why the judge? Tidak harus identik dengan dapur untuk menjadi seorang wanita. Lagipula jabatan koki2 di restoran bintang lima hampir semua dipegang lelaki. Hanya karena pembuat buletin itu menyukai perempuan yang suka memasak, bukan berarti hal itu lantas dijadikan standard cara untuk semua perempuan bersikap dong.

Menurut saya, introspeksi sambil membaca bulletin itu baik dilakukan. Tapi orang yang betul2 serius mempercayai bahkan menjadikannya standard penilaian untuk dirinya sendiri dan orang lain, adalah orang bodoh. Apalagi yang secara khusus memajangnya di bulletin atau mengirimnya dalam bentuk email untuk secara halus menyindir seseorang untuk berubah mengikuti standard tersebut. No offense, itu hanya pendapat pribadi saya. Seperti yg sudah saya sampaikan di awal, pendapat atau opini itu tidak ada yg benar dan tidak ada yang salah. Sama seperti isi-isi bulletin board atau email tersebut, mereka merupakan buah pendapat dan opini si pembuat.
lunathique: (ryoma)
( Aug. 3rd, 2006 02:41 pm)
If I got scared I don't know
It just didn't feel right anymore
Something's changed from before, I wish I knew
I did not want to hurt you, I don't want to still
But I'll be around, you know I will
I just have to face the day
Now all I can say

All I can say is, I need more
All I can say is, I'm so sorry for
The promises I made to you
What I said I would do

I could make it all good
I could say that I'd try
But that would be a lie, you don't deserve
I got lost in the moment,
I was lost in you

I tried to ignore it, but then I had to
Had to face the day
Now all I can say

All I can say is, I need more
All I can say is, I'm so sorry for
The promises I made to you
What I said I would do

And I'm hoping that you can forgive me,
And I'm praying that you don't think less of me
And I'm Hoping that you, will see it too
See that it is for the better

All I can say is, I need more
All I can say is, I'm so sorry for
The promises I made to you
What I said I would do

[Lene Marlin - All I Can Say]
lunathique: (xoxo)
( Aug. 2nd, 2006 11:28 am)
Along the way I've learned,
that we cannot always have what we want,
but we surely do always get what we need;

Though the mistakes and problems I had,
I've learned that they can make you stronger
if you don't give up on them;
I've also learned that nothing can make you down
if you don't let them;

I've learned that being happy is a choice,
the way you let yourself see life,
the glasses you wear;
It can be black or white, coloured, or it can be gray,
it can be half full or half empty;
When you stop complaining about things
to see how blissfull you are with thousand other things.

I've learned that you cannot make everyone happy,
and sometimes -even if it's hard- you have to hurt someone.

I've learned to cherish this very moment,
not living in the past or confuse in future,
because we are living right now,
not in the shadow of the past,
or the unseen future that may not come;
Who says you'll be live tomorrow to indulge with all the troubles that might come.

I've learned that there's a season for everything,
and there're times to stop when you know you must;
I've learned that life changes, everything changes,
and I change with it.

I've learned that real friends
are not the ones who laughs and cry with you,
but the ones who make you laugh and stop you cry;
They are not the ones who agrees with everything you say,
but they tell you the truth, they tell you that reality bites,
even if you can't accept them;
They are the ones who still stand with you
when you finally realize that reality does bite,
and they are the ones who walk you through it;
I've learned that being one is not easy and when you got them,
they are simply the ones whom you should treasure.

I've learned that being somebody else
is not always good as we thought;
Everyone has their own problems,
and when you're in their shoes,
then you could see that you're luckier than them.

I've learned that fear is something you gotta face,
not something you run away from;
I've also learned that heartbreak
is a part you have to go through in learning to love;
And I've learned to believe that
no matter how much mine is broken to pieces,
in the end someone will help me gather its true form again,
I believe it's worth the pain.

I've learned that I still have much more to learn;
I've learned that even in your lowest day,
you can still have things to learn.

And as I keep learning, I keep changing.