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Friday, February 26, 2010

Anime (Love!)


Oo, look at those two harmonious sisters. The older one named Satsuki and her little sister named Mei. What movie?


They both are from the Kusakabe family. Satsuki, Mei, and their father, Tatsuo Kusakabe, just moved into an old house in rural Japan so that they can be closer with a hospital where their sick mother is taken care. On the first day they arrive at the house, they are helped by a nice grandmother of Kanta, a boy who then become one of Satsuki's classmate. They called her "Granny". While these two girls is exploring their new house, they finds tiny-round-black creatures called Susuwatari that inhabit their house.

But as they get comfortable leaving in the house, all Susuwatari leave them. Not just Susuwatari, there are also another unique creatures they meet. Mei meet them first. At that time, Satsuki is still studying in school and her father is busy with his thing, and Mei is playing around the backyard. Suddenly, she sees a rabbit-like ear moving through the grass. When it comes out from grass, she sees a cute-chubby-small-white creatures walking.

She follows it and find there's two of it, the other one is more bigger with purple color. Mei gets curious to those creatures, so she chases them to a briar patch and end in the hollow of very large Cinnamomum camphora tree. In that place, she encounters the biggest size of the creature's race. Mei call it Totoro*.

I wanna sleep on the big Totoro like Mei did!! >_<

*In the original Japanese dub, it stems from Mei's mispronunciation of the Japanese pronunciation of the word "troll". (Wikipedia)

Meanwhile, Satsuki and Tatsuo is searching for missing Mei. They finds Mei's hat near the briar. Then they follows the briar patch and sees Mei is lying on the ground. When Mei wakes up, Mei tells them that they met Totoro. She tries to run over the patch but she doesn't get to Totoro's place. She indeed find herself come out of the briar. Later, her father tells her that it is the "keeper of the forest". One rainy day, when these two sisters are waiting for their father at a bus stop, they meets the biggest Totoro. It is the first time for Satsuki. Looking at Totoro, Satsuki gives him an umbrella to cover his body from the rain. Totoro likes the sound of falling rain touching the umbrella and he plays at it.

As the return, he gives Satsuki and Mei a small sack full of acorn seeds.

Then he call his personal transportation, a bus-like big furry cat, and then go away by that thing.

Satsuki and Mei plant the seeds at their backyard and on a night, Totoro and the other smaller Totoro (Chiby and Chu Totoro) come to their house doing a ceremonial dance that makes the seeds grow into a big tree. The girls join them too. Afterwards, Satsuki and Mei brought to fly with Totoro. (Take me! Take me! X))

The next morning, they find the seed already sprouted. They feels so happy to see that. After that event, Satsuki receive a call from hospital that her mother's condition is not good. She has to be taken care at the hospital a little longer. Satsuki has received the same kind of call before and her mother's condition is getting worse. So this time, she really is worry. She thinks of bad thing that going to happen to her mother. This situation makes Satsuki easily get mad, evenmore when her little sister say that everything's gonna be okay. Little Mei runs on her foot, bringing an ear of corn, after Satsuki yells at her. Realize that it is because her fault, Satsuki searching for Mei around the town while her dad is watching over her mother at hospital. And I don't want to tell the ending for you who haven't watch it. :))

My Neighbor Totoro is 1988 Japanese anime film directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli, Inc. This film was originally released in the U.S. on VHS and Laserdisc with the title, My Friend Totoro. (Wikipedia) In English version, Satsuki and Mei is dubbed by these two famous-young-talented actress:

 Dakota Faning as Satsuki Kusakabe and Elle Faning as Mei Kusakabe (Interesting, isn't it? They two are also sisters.. I like both Satsuki's and Mei's voice.. :))
- Pictures taken from Vogue website -

If you already watched this film, you definitely should see this too!!

It's the Kusakabe's replica house!!
Way awesome~~ @.@
Click this link for the room's detail..

P.S. I like its original soundtrack too! :))

Thursday, February 25, 2010

RCTI Box Office Movies (Part 3), Global TV Big Movies, Bioskop Trans TV

These are the reviews I've promised before!
Hope you enjoy reading this.. :)) 

RCTI Box Office

Again, they both meet after their acting in Pretty Woman..
Okay, not just both of them..
The director and another actor named Hector Elizondo (he's the one who act in Valentine's Day too!)..
It's just like Pretty Woman's reunion.. Haha..
Unfortunately, this movie not as successful as Pretty Woman..
Unique idea of story, though..
I just knew that there is case of THE REAL runaway bride.. Wow~ (Read this)

So, Ike Graham (Richard Gere), a newspaper columnist in New York, is out of idea to write in his column. One night, he goes to a bar and find out an unique story from a drunken man about a woman with her famous  label "the runaway bride". This woman named Maggie Carpenter (Julia Robert). Ike's offensive writing about Maggie Carpenter, a woman whom he never meets before, makes him get bad response from public. He also gets fired from journalism world. Then Ike is adviced to investigate Maggie's life at Maryland in order to get his reputation back. The latest news tell that Maggie is going to hold her 4th married. On his investigation, an unexpected affair happens. They fall in love each other and do a "real" altar kissing practice in front of Bob, Maggie's fiance who is pretending as the priest. Events after that is Bob leaves Maggie, and Ike replaces Bob's place as the groom since everything is already prepaired for the wedding. Is Maggie will left Ike like she always does at her previous wedding? Just find out! (Haha..)

The Runaway Bride: Maggie Carpenter (I like this scene.. The bride's gown color looks so contrast with the horse skin..); Julia Roberts, Garry Marshall (the director), and Richard Gere (this is what I call a reunion! XD)

Favorite quotes:
I guarantee there'll be tough times. I guarantee that at some point, one or both of us is gonna want to get out of this thing. But I also guarantee that if I don't ask you to be mine, I'll regret it for the rest of my life, because I know, in my heart, you're the only one for me. ~ Ike Graham
 Favorite soundtrack:

~ I Love You by Martina McBride ~

The sun is shining everyday
The clouds never get in the way for you and me
I've known you just a week or two
But baby I'm so into you I can hardly breathe

And I'm in
So totally wrapped up
Emotionally attracted
So physically acting
So recklessly I need you
So desperately sure as the sky is blue
Baby I love you
I love you

I never knew that I could feel like this
Can hardly wait till our next kiss
Your so cool
If I'm dreaming please don't wake me up
'Cause baby I can't get enough of what you do

And I'm in
So electrically charged up
Kinetically acting
Erractically need you
Fanatically you get to me
Magically sure as the sky is blue
Baby I love you

I can't believe
That this is real
The way I feel
Baby I gone head over heels

And I'm in
So totally wrapped up
Emotionally attracted
So physically acting
So recklessly I need you
So desperately sure as the sky is blue

And I'm in
So electrically charged up
Kinetically acting
Erractically need you
Fanatically you get to me
Magically sure as the sky is blue
Baby I love you
Baby I love you
Do you love me too
Baby I love you

And listen to my "M.U.S.I.C" column at the right.. ;) 


I've watched this movie in HBO channel.. (Ow, I miss my cable channel~~ Hix..)
The story is based on children book written by Kate DiCamillo..

A stray dog who is found by 10 years old girl, India Opal Buloni (AnnaSophia Robb), in a local market at Naomi, Florida. Opal (that girl nickname) name this dog same with the market's name: Winn-Dixie. She loves Winn Dixie very much since she has no friend yet in her new neighborhood. Opal leaves with her father who is a preacher at the local church, . Her mother has left them when Opal was 3 years old. Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal meets many new people and befriend with them all. She meets

Otis (Dave Matthews), the worker at Gertrude's Pets who has passion in music. (LOVE his guitar playing!!)
She works there to pay a leash and collar for Winn-Dixie.

Miss Franny Block (Eva Marie Saint), the libarian, and Mr. Alfred (B. J. Hopper), Opal's nearest neighbor who used to dislike Winn-Dixie because so much trouble that he has made.

The Dewberry brothers, Dunlap and Stevie Dewberry (Luke Benward and Nick Price).

Gloria Dump (Cicely Tyson), a blind recovering alcoholic who is called a witch by the Dewberrys because she never appears in the neighborhood.

Sweetie Pie Thomas (Elle Faning), she IS a sweet little girl. :))

Amanda Wilkinson (Courtney Jines), Opal calls her the "pinch-faced".

At the end of the story, Opal celebrates a party around the neighborhood at Gloria's house. The idea comes from a book she gets from Miss Franny, Gone with the Wind. Everybody joins the party and enjoys the glorious moment together.

Favorite quote:
You cannot hold onto anything that wants to go. Do you understand what I'm sayin'? You just got to love it while you got it, and that's that. ~ Gloria Dump
Hey, visit this site too..!

GLOBAL TV Big Movies

It's a romantic comedy teenagers movie..
Don't you think the girl's face is cute?!
Her name is Charlie Ray..
I read in Wikipedia, this is the first movie which she acts for without attending any movie casting..
I think she plays well enough..
Gabriel/Gabe (Josh Hutcherson), a 10 3/4 years old boy, meets his first love at his karate class. She is  11 years old Rosemary Telesco, Gabe's former kindergarten friend. Rosemary's family reverse to Gabe's. She has a loving parents and an adopted little sister. While Gabe's parent is in a divorce process although they still leave in same apartment room but different bedroom. Since then, Gabe and Rosemary often meet and talk to each other everyday.

They  both try to find a new apartment for Gabe's dad,

 encounter and fight a trouble-maker kid,

practice karate together at Gabe's apartment,

go to a jazz concert where Gabe encourages himself to hold Rosemary's hand and kiss her for the first time.

Until one day, Rosemary gets a new karate partner. A guy who is more good-looking and older than Gabe. Gabe gets so jealous. He feels like a brokenhearted man. And the crying scene successfully makes me laugh. X) But in the end, Gabe finally says, right in front of Rosemary, that he loves her. He suddenly realized that the reason why his parents separate is things left unsaid.

Bioskop TRANS TV

A Way Back Into Love, a song that Alex Fletcher is working on, will be sang by a famous teen pop singer named Cora Corman. She gives him only days to finish it up. The problem is  he and his song-writer, Colin Thompson (Scott Porter), is stuck in finding the lyrics. Alex and Colin is two out of five members of 80s hits band, PoP!. Then, Alex accidentally discovers a talented song-writer who is watering his apartment's plant named Sophie Fisher. He really likes the lyrics that Sophie makes. Basically, all inspirations that pop out in Sophie's mind based on her own experience. She used to have an affair with her English professor, Sloan Cates who now is a well-known novelist. His best-seller book is titled The Incredibly True Story of Sally Michael. The fictional character, Sally, actually represent Sophie. He called her a talentless mimic and it discourages Sophie to continue writing since high school. Looking at this situation, Alex helps Sophie to bounce back. He says "The best time I’ve had in the last fifteen years was sitting at that piano with you." Cheesy, but it has deep meaning for Sophie. Their song project goes so well (even Cora loves it!) until Cora rearranges the song's beat into a "steamy and sticky" Indian vibe's beat which Sophie doesn't like. She thinks Cora indirectly has changed the meaning of the song. Affraid of losing his career, Alex tells Sophie to let off Cora's arrangement. Sophie, who doesn't want her writing made into a meaningless song, feels very disappointed with Alex. So she leaves him. Meanwhile, the show must go on. Cora holds her concert at Madison Square Garden and Alex Fletcher is her guest star. Sophie "sacrifisely" comes to the concert with her sister (who is a big fans of Alex) and also her sister's family (her niece is a fans of Cora and want to show her friends that her aunt is one of Cora's song-writer). Hmm.. I think it's already too much. The ending? Watch the video below. ;)

From left to right: Sophie Fisher (Drew Barrymore), Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant), and Sloan Cates (Campbell Scott); PoP! 80s band (look at Alex's straight wig! Eww.. Haha XP); Alex and Cora Corman (Haley Bennett)
Favorite quote:
A melody is like seeing someone for the first time. The physical attraction. Sex. But then, as you get to know the person, that's the lyrics. Their story. Who they are underneath. It's the combination of the two that makes it magical. ~ Sophie Fisher

~ Way Back Into Love by Hugh Grant & Haley Bennett ~

I’ve been living with a shadow overhead
I’ve been sleeping with a cloud above my bed
I’ve been lonely for so long
Trapped in the past, I just can’t seem to move on
I’ve been hiding all my hopes and dreams away
Just in case I ever need em again someday
I’ve been setting aside time
To clear a little space in the corners of my mind
All I want to do is find a way back into love
I can’t make it through without a way back into love
Oh oh oh
I’ve been watching but the stars refuse to shine
I’ve been searching but I just don’t see the signs
I know that it’s out there
There’s got to be something for my soul somewhere
I’ve been looking for someone to shed some light
Not just somebody just to get me throught the night
I could use some direction
And I’m open to your suggestions
All I want to do is find a way back into love
I can’t make it through without a way back into love
And if I open my heart again
I guess I’m hoping you’ll be there for me in the end
There are moments when I don’t know if it’s real
Or if anybody feels the way I feel
I need inspiration Not just another negotiation
All I want to do is find a way back into love
I can’t make it through without a way back into love
And if I open my heart to you
I’m hoping you’ll show me what to do
And if you help me to start again
You know that I’ll be there for you in the end

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Do you know what the word "fallen" really means in this movie?
Actually, it refers to fallen angel..

In most Christian denominations, a fallen angel is an angel who has been exiled or banished from Heaven. The best-known fallen angel is Lucifer. (Wikipedia)

In this movie, the fallen angel's name is Azazel. He roams the earth and can possess human's body. He moves to other human through body contact. To show his presence in a human's body, it's told that the characteristics are ability to speak *Aramaic language, like to sing The Rolling Stone's song "Time Is on My Side", and left-handed. Edgar Reese is a killer that possessed by Azazel and already excecuted in a gas chamber by Detective John Hobbes. Before the excecution, Azazel tried to switch body to the detective, but he can't enter it. Curious with John, Azazel terrorizes him by possessing a few bodies then makes them killing innocent people with similar killing style of Reese. As a detective, John feels like someone is playing on him until he finds out the truth that he is facing a bad spirit. A theologian named Gretta Milano, who is also daughter of a late cop that used to investage Reese's case, tells him that it's Azazel, the fallen angel. John Hobbes, in fact, is not a religious person and he doesn't easily believe in that kind of thing. But a series of odd events convince him about Azazel's existence. Azazel successfully makes John kill an innocent man who is possessed by him and he also kill John's mental illness brother, Art (Gabriel Casseus). Art has a son named Sam Hobbes (Michael J. Pagan). So, how John survives protecting his nephew while finding a way to beat Azazel? ;)

From left to right: Jonesy (John Goodman): John Hobbes' cop partner and John himself (Denzel Washington); Gretta Milano (Embeth Davidtz); Edgar Reese (Elias Koteas)

*During its 3,000-year history, Aramaic has served variously as a language of administration of empires and as a language of divine worship. It was the day-to-day language of Israel in the Second Temple period (539 BCE – 70 CE), was the original language of large sections of the biblical books of Daniel and Ezra, was the language spoken by Jesus, and is the main language of the Talmud. (Wikipedia)

Favorite quote:
Meanwhile, Dolores, she said that we brought here (live on earth) to do one thing. It's just when the moment comes, we could do the right thing or wrong. ~ Jonesy

Monday, February 22, 2010

Flavorful Life (Couldn't Wish for More)

I just feel like I want to pour this out in form of a composition..
All things that happened yesterday definitely make my life look like a flavorful candy..

In the morning, I woke up and prepared my self ready to the morning service..
I still remember the praise after sermon sang by GPIB Marturia's vocal group..
Their song melody is so The BeeGees and it was so nice to be listened.. X)
After the service, we (me and my parents) continued to our Sunday School b'day celebration..
I was so excited to sing at the opening service..
I just love celebration~~
At games time, I and my teaching partner watched over Balap Mobil (racing car) stand..
A game for kid under 5 years old.. Easy game~~
I was so enjoying every moment at the celebration before I must go to the Sunday School teacher's coaching and do the story telling..
My heart felt so calm and happy at the same time..
With these things around me, how could not?!

  • A Happy Birthday song in Indonesian version echoing in the room with sounds of claping hands.. 
  • A lovely blueberry birthday cake made by one of our Sunday School teacher..

  • The Racing Car game~~ X)
  • Cupcake made by the same person.. :))
  • Fun time with all Sunday School's teacher.. :))

And the coaching..
I got the 6th turn to come forward..
Every performance was commented and marked.. 
I was so nervous and I got more nervous when I realized that there's something wrong with my preparation based on all comments of the other previous performances..
I kept thinking what I should do with it..
Then at the last minute I decided to change my story telling model, but it was a wrong (very wrong) decision..
I should stick to the plan and believe with my own preparation.. (I did prepare well for this~)
The result was I suddenly forgot the plot in the middle of the story.. -,-"
Shame, sad, and also disappoint with my self~~
I try not to care about this but it is haunting me 'til now..
Yeah, our brain is programmed not to forget both pleasant and unpleasant moment in our life..
I convince my self that everything happens for a reason, including this..
That I must proud for volunteering my self to do the story telling..
At least I had courage to try it..

Now let's move to other topic..
Do you see the picture above the birthday cake and above the cupcake??
I just knew today from a TV program that it is called edible photo/edible image..
That pictures are printed in an icing sheet!!
Its ink made by foods coloring.. (Don't you think it's kinda cool?! Come and check this site..)
So, interested to buy??
There's a cake shop located in Pondok Kelapa Dua (Depok) named Dapur Pochopa..
Interested to try making an edible photo??
Here's the step..

Just like the song.. There's always a rainbow after the hard rain. Though it looks so small, it's still called RAINBOW ~ Jessie
God bless us~~ :))

Saturday, February 20, 2010

All We Need Is Just Communicate

Never bored to share someone's testimony..
This one is from one of my campus friend's sister..
She is now studying in China..
Three days ago, she came to our campus fellowship and shared her story..

In China, her mom told her to find an "English speaking" church and to join the service every Sunday..
You should know that China is a communist country..
Every Christian fellowship or service is held illegally..
If they get caught, they all could put in jail..
(How grateful we are living in a liberal country~~)
But she just could find "Mandarin speaking" catholic church there..
At first she felt relieved, knowing that she had a reason to not go to church..
One day, she got a small bump at her chess..
She called her mother and was suggested to check it to doctor..
The doctor told her to wait..
If the bump get bigger, it could be a cancer or tumor..
She was so freak out so that her mother asked her whether she goes to church or not, read the Bible or not..
She answered "No, mom.. I can't understand the language and I don't bring my Bible.."
Then her mother told her, "Okay then..You just pray, ask for your healing.."
So she tried to do it..
She said "God, heal me please.. I'm sure You can cure me if You want to.." (Simple, isn't it?)

Meanwhile, she still continued searching an "English speaking" church..
All she found is Christian Protestant church with English language..
(Well, I think there is no large difference..)
Since then, every Sunday she joined the church service..
At several weeks, she said that she always sleeps in every preaching session..
(I remember a preacher saying this statement.. "Every preacher can do a miracle.. Especially at the last minute of their sermon.. Whenever they said 'And the last one, ....' , every closed eyes are opened, every exhausted person is rejuvenated.. Haha XD)
But gradually, she finally could handle it..

Her bump?!
It got smaller day by day..
She even didn't have to pay any doctor to cure that..
How incredible~~

One more thing..
After she recovered, her mom told her to pray for her brother..
She was trying to talk to his brother via Facebook chat..
But he there were no response from him..
So she only could pray for him so that her brother meet nice people who can deliver him to get to know amazing personality of God..
And her pray is answered..

Just like the title of this post "All we need is just communicate"
He wants us to come to His presence and believe that He will always find a way to find His lost sheep..
And I really feel so guilty about this thing~~
My personal relationship with Him now (my Daily Bread and my personal prayer) is just like this...

Flash from here (watch the other cool flash video!!^^)

Where are your priority, Jc??
You even haven't start your extraordinary-busy semester yet..!!
I am so pathetic~~ T___T
For every one who read this, I just need your support...
At least a valuable little prayer..
Nevertheless, I'm grateful for my family altar which is still going on until now..
I'm so sorry, Dad.. >__<

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Feel Great After I Did All :)

I'd like to start this post with a big THANK YOU to my faculty Student Council's friend who helped me with the Student Council room's cleaning...
Febri, Ribka, JeKa, Fabiola, Uwi, Fungkey, and Wince!
Really felt the song "The more we get together, together, together.. The more we get together, the happier we'll be.." ^^
Also to Bonsai's committees who participated with removing all their Bonsai's stuffs..
Quite many stuffs~~
It surely lightened our work.. :))
I woke up at 11 AM :P and went to campus at 12.30 PM after took the lunch..
When I arrived, I was already sweaty.. Haha..
Fyi, I sweat very easily~
That's why I love, love, love short hair-cut... X)
We started all the cleaning thingy at 1.30 PM and finished at about 2.45 PM..
It was one sweaty day~~

I didn't want to back home yet..
I felt like joining my mom's car than taking the Angkot, even though I have to wait she finish her job at office until night..
So I helped Siuling (my faculty Student Council's secretary, besides me) putting all the Student Council's files in order for a few hours, then I decided to cool off my body at Plaza Semanggi.. ;)
All my friends were already went home..
I thought that it is a good opportunity to watch movie at the theater ALONE!! X))
I called my mom and told her to pick me up around 7 o' clock..
It was still 4 PM when I bought the ticket while the movie played at 4.35 PM..
I decided to bought dinner (dinner?? Whatever~) at food court before I came back to the theater..

Well, the movie I watched was...

Actually, I want to watch Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief..
But this movie was still "Coming Soon" at Semanggi 21.. -,-"
It was a good romantic-comedy movie..
Many characters carry their own love stories in Valentine's day, represent every age groups' love..
There are also two "unpredictable" love stories.. X)
I can't make the review coz, you know this kind of movie..
Every story connected each others..
Just take a look a glance of this movie scenes..

Holden (Bradley Cooper) and Kate Hazeltine (Julia Roberts)                                            Willy (Taylor Lautner) and Felicia (Taylor Swift)

 Morley (Jessica Alba) and Reed Bennett (Ashton Kutcher)                                   Estelle (Shirley MacLaine) and Edgar (Hector Elizondo)

Jason (Topher Grace) and Liz (Anne Hathaway)                                                       Alex (Carter Jenkins) and Grace (Emma Roberts)