h-o-l-i-d-a-y 09/28/2008
 

just a short post, i'm currently feel soooo dizzy but happy at the same moment; happy to be home. oh well... after those 4 (quite) boring weeks in neurology but still got an 'A' for that, i'm leaving that damn hospital for (almost) 2 weeks!! i'm breathing fresh air!! ^^ i couldn't be happier than this rite now...

hmm... and if i remember those blue sky, blue sea, clear beach, and white sand waiting for me in days, my lips started to smile ;)

 
 

when i almost forgot how it feels to lose a friend...

when she came at the first time

when she killed my 'mouse' purposedly

when she got trapped in a box and rolled over in it

when we're both look pretty ^^

when she slept cutely

when she acted like a cool ones

when she had to do her side-job as a massage-girl (or cat??)

those happiest moments i spent together with her...

...and many other silly acts of her

...i lost her

 
 

last tuesday, 09092008, me and one of my co-ass group member spend a nite in solo, in one of our friend's house. she promised to treat us regarding her birthday last month, and we've made a sort of list of yummiest foods in solo to eat... such as, nasi liwet keprabon, timlo solo, selat solo, bistik, tengkleng, mandarin orion, and srabi notosuman. in the evening, after we break our fast, we drive to a place called pgs--pusat grosir solo--where plenty of famous food stalls from around the city gathered in a city walk. trust me, that place smells like heaven and oooh we just can't waaaaait to eeaaaaat!!! ;9~~

1st round, selat solo and nasi kabsha

unfortunately, we couldn't have selat mbak lies she promoted, and this selat has a thick soup (supposedly the light one... but it's ok) and sliced beef instead of a classic burger-look-alike meat,  with no mayo, and scrambled egg instead of a sunny side. fortunately, i was damn hungry... and my taste bud doesn't have any taste bud types except for 'good' and 'very good' food. so i cleaned up the whole plate in less than 15mins!! ^^ ...and i still can eat moooore ;)

in the other plate, nasi kabsha tastes just like nasi kebuli, but its sweet sour sauce with slices of pineapples was definitely nice!! spicy, sweet, and sour... hmmm what could we ask for more??

2nd round, bistik populer and sate kere a.k.a sate tempe gembus

it's a bit funny when i found out that the bistik looks similar with the previous selat, but it's presented in a right way as a classic bistik: a burger-look-alike meat with an extra sunny side egg, steamed potato wedges, peas, carrots, thick soup, and no mayo... oh well, feels like i'm eating the same thing before but n'mind, i'm still hungry and the previously grilled meat was sooooo tasty!! the thickness of the soup fits well with the meat, and again... i finished it in less than 15mins. do i have a rubber gastric or what?? ;p 

our last menu that nite is sate kere, made specially from tempe gembus. i knew that somehow this food was quite famous, but still i'm not very sure 'bout it til we order a portion. yuuuuuummmm!! the tempe was previously cooked with some typical javanese ingredients, then grilled just as an ordinary sate, but then bathe with a thick peanut sauce sprinkled with black pepper and small chilis... it was such a purrrfect desert for me ^^ and of course, it's recommended to try!

last but not least, thanks a lot to miss hutchu for the wonderful evening, and i'm still eagerly wait for the next invitation ;* love you!

me featuring the sate kere ^^

 
 

*a.k.a "escape from huang shi" ;)

yesterday when i was in the queue with my heartkeeper for "wanted", i saw a movie poster right beside it, titled "escape from huang shi", showing close-ups of jonathan rhys meyers, the famous chow yun fat and michelle yeoh *i just can't stop loving them since "crouching tiger hidden dragon", go asian!! ^^* also an australian actress named radha mitchell. so that since yesterday i pleaded him like a child that i wanna watch this movie today, before he goes to klaten in the evening.

this movie actually has 3 titles, "escape from huang shi" is actually used in indonesia and singapore--as the english title, and in australia the title "children of the silk road" is used. but those 3 titles are not the matters. the movie itself is.

the US title

inspired by a true story, this movie is a portrayal both sweeping and intimate of people who, thrown into an unexpected and desperate situation, discover their capacity for love and responsibility. back in world war II, a young englishman war reporter named george hogg (jonathan rhys meyers) came to nanjing and witnessed such a cruelty events when a group of chinese savages were all killed brutally by the japanese invaders. he got himself caught and his camera was taken, he's just an inch away from death if some subordinates of chen han sheng a.k.a jack chen (chow yun fat), leader of a chinese partisan group, didn't shot the liutenant whose swaying his samurai right above hogg's bare neck. 

being wounded, chen brought hogg away to an emergency hospital of the red cross, and met lee pearson (radha mitchell), a recklessly brave american adventurer whom war has turned into an unsentimental nurse on horseback. hogg doesn't want to give up yet, and still insist to go to the frontline. suggested by lee, jack told hogg to go to a place called huang shi, not to the frontline, where he could learn much more than just war in front of his eyes.

lies in huang shi, an old abandoned boys orphanage runs by an old maid, where lee usually came to visit once every 2 months. those boys were all dirty, smelly, eat a small portion of steamed rice taken from a jar filled with maggots, and sleep beneath a rough woven mat filled with mites. they are pathetic, in short. as time goes by, hogg manages to create relationship with those boys. he repairs the generator and turned on the lightbulbs in every room, taught  english to the boys (and they taught him chinese in return ^^), taught them to grow up some plants and vegetables for their own consumption which seeds are bought from madame wang (michelle yeoh), an aristocratic survivor who has also been displaced by war, which later became his bestfriends, and gave him a book "the silk road" as a present. together with lee, he even made those boys to take bath and use the anti-mites talc brought by lee, and also build a basketball ring to play with them. it was a happy moments just before they realized that japanese troops are getting closer to their sanctuary, and they must leave for live.


helped with stacks of supplies from madame wang, together with lee and jack, hogg leads a group of those sixty orphaned boys on an extraordinary journey of 700 miles across the snow-bound liu pan shan mountains to safety on the edge of the mongolian desert, walk the way through the authentic silk road itself. passed along the chillest snowy mountain down to the sandy desert, they managed to stay together facing all the obstacles encountered, from a couple of japanese spies, the death of one of the boy, and the bitter fact that lee had consumed opium since years ago to muffle her tired and sick heart witnessing the war.


unfortunately, hogg got himself a scar when one of the trucks they borrowed from a kindly-heart judge in their way was broken, it was just a small cut in his palm, but those happy face of the groups turned out worries seeing their greatest savior fall because of tetanus, in times when lee also ran out of all her drugs and vaccines. tears are falling in their new home, a large old temple in a mountain near the western end of the great wall of china, when lee, jack, and those boys buried the most gentle man they've ever met in their lives. and within their heart, he'll be their hero for ever and after.


 
 

*it makes me remember the history lesson 'bout france revolution

this noon i was in the middle of browsing the networks while mtv in front of me showed up a new video-clip from coldplay; "viva la vida". it wasn't a nice video for me, it's just too simple... but somehow the tunes kept on rewinding in my head til now :)

i used to rule the world
seas would rise when i gave the word
now in the morning i sleep alone
sweep the streets i used to own 

i used to roll the dice
feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
listen as the crowd would sing
"now the old king is dead! long live the king!"

one minute i held the key
next the walls were closed on me
and i discovered that my castles stand
upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand 

i hear jerusalem bells are ringing
roman cavalry choirs are singing
be my mirror, my sword and shield
my missionaries in a foreign field

for some reason i can't explain
once you go there was never
never an honest word
and that was when i ruled the world

it was the wicked and wild wind
blew down the doors to let me in
shattered windows and the sound of drums
people couldn't believe what i'd become

revolutionaries wait
for my head on a silver plate
just a puppet on a lonely string
oh who would ever want to be king?

i hear jerusalem bells are ringing
roman cavalry choirs are singing
be my mirror, my sword and shield
my missionaries in a foreign field

for some reason i can't explain
once you go there was never
never an honest word
and that was when i ruled the world

i hear jerusalem bells are ringing
roman cavalry choirs are singing
be my mirror, my sword and shield
my missionaries in a foreign field

for some reason i can't explain
once you go there was never
never an honest word
and that was when i ruled the world

 
 

we may look dirty in front of God, but forgiveness is something He'll always give if we ask for it :) minal aidin wal faidzin, dear moslems... and may we all have enjoyful fasting!