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Do People Still Read Blog?

This is the first thing that came to my mind just now when I start opening my blog again, to write. I was wondering do people still read blog. I am sure people still write in blog for any kind of reasons such us a personal journey or a job or else because I sure like to save my personal journey or personal thoughts on blog as a part of sharing information that you might find useful or not.

I’ve been drowning in motherhood so I was having a hard time keeping tabs on people post in my blog. Plus with all the social media hype people find a new outlet to express themselves like though instagram or twitter or any social media (I’m sorry I am not really familiar with other social media except those two). So I was kinda anxious did people still read my blog or other blog and not just click like casually or actually read all the post and click like to appreciate what on the post.

So do you still read blog? and why?

Thank you

 

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Grey Movie Review

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I know it’s a bit late of a review while it’s already plenty of review but since this movie was banned from my country then I had to have my own way. I was never a fan of books-turn-movie things especially if the genre is some kind drama with hearts and flowers (unless if it’s consist some action that I can enjoy) so yeah I wasn’t expecting much from this movie. Based on my curiosity over this well-know erotica romance book and Jamie Dornan off course I finally able to finish watching the movie.

My first impression when I watched this movie was badly awkward. Yeah that bad kind of way because I spent myself giggling of embarrassment through out the movie. This is why:

*Book conversation turn dialogue was extremely weird. It’s pretty romantic or dark when it was written in words but sound flat when it was said. I was turning away from the screen continuously as when Christian say “I don’t make love. I fuck, hard,” and “Laters, baby,” or “I’m fifty shades of fucked up”. It ruined all imagination, I guess.

*Some casts were less suitable. It started with Grace Trevelyan-Grey, Katherine Cavanagh, Ethan Grey. It lacks the feel that I got from each character when I was reading the book.

*Jamie and Dakota lack of chemistry. I found that the chemistry was not that ‘bound’ enough. I wasn’t that dreamy looking to the exchange between both of them some suppose to be romantic or dark but they brought it in between.

The second time I watched it with my husband intending to get his point of view from someone who didn’t get to read the book. I got to agree this time that the movie was not that bad. And that was because Jamie and Dakota acting was great despite their lacks of chemistry. Gotta admit I watched this more than a couple times because I like to rehash the story. Dakota made Anastasia Steele more appealing and funny and strong than what the book has. Gone inner goddess. And I swear I saw a better version of Bella Swan in her. As for Jamie he did his best to portray Christian despite the ‘weirdness’ characteristic of Christian, though in the book Christian are millions way more dark than what Jamie portray but he doesn’t appear to be trying.

Not gonna comment a lot on the sex scene but it was considered considerate enough as in the book it was such a boring and repetitive sex scene. Yes, some people view this story as an abusive relationship which I can’t agree more but I choose to be wiser as everything need an example and through this I learn what kind of abusive relationship are. But this movie makes Grey doesn’t come off as abusive except when he lets loose on Anna with with a braided belt. Though she doesn’t safe word.

Well I guess lots of people are that curious about this movie in my country preferably because this was erotica genre. Not something that was talk or discuss or doing openly in public. But to me this books and movie was not all about sex, it was a romance books with just too much repetitive sex scene. That’s and the ‘red room of pain’.I learned a lot through this books about abusive personality, coping mechanism and BDSM (a world I never though exist). But I gotta say this books and movie was NOT a good example of BDSM practice.

The movie run for 125 minutes and comprise about 15 minutes of the film, or less than one-fifth of its 100-minute running time. SO don’t get your high up on the sex scene. I do expect the sequel though because I knew in Fifty Shades Darker it was more twisted and dramatic. But I dunno, hope they write a better screenplay.

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Why I Didn’t Shop Anymore

Shopping and woman become one individual, I guess, whether you do realize you have money or not. In my country this week is a payday week so when I saw an advertising say “tonight! Late night sale” I was like “here we go again”

As woman most of the times shopping is a must, a best-friend in lonely or happy or sad or any time. I’ve been to late night sale twice or three time, one time for shopping the other two for hanging in a mall that open till midnight. But that one time I didn’t buy anything because I hate the line. No amount of discount will equal to me waiting in a long line. That simple.

I used to be that girl not a woman yet who spend lots and lots of money of things such as bag, shoes, clothes and on. Don’t get me wrong till today I am still a bag and shoes lover. I was in high school and I have more money that my peers have, people won’t notice because I didn’t show them my bank account in their face. Yupe I had enough money that I used to travel to Bali for two person. I love saving money, that’s if you ask where do I get my money, and I worked in family business and off course money from the elders. Never in my life, at that time, I felt sufficient on money. I had more that I can spend on food, clothes, shoes and bags. But then everything changed when I entered college, as you guess perhaps, I live with less money less than what I used to have. Did I regret it? Nope. It gave me a big lesson that make me more wise in shopping.

As I lived with less money I realized I have lots and lots unused clothes, bags and shoes. Some still have price tags some rotten because I neglected them. That moment I realized that I wasted money spent them on something I never truly needed. Years after that I manage to straighten myself and I spent time and effort on donating my clothes, shoes and bags. As per today I still have 8 pairs of shoes (3 for daily, 2 for party, 3 high-heels used to for work) from almost 20 something and 10 bags (2 for daily, 2 belong to mom, 2 clutch, 4 for backpack and diaper bags) from almost 30 something and only one clothes closet shared with husband from I don’t remember how many I donate.

Today if I want to do shopping it is because I need that stuff unless no that means no shopping. And every time I but a new stuff then I’ll make sure I donate one. Sometimes in a weak moment I do emotional shopping you know but then it will leave me in big regret so I do what I gotta do, less and less window online-shopping lol but that’s true and it works most of the times.

So any experience about shopping?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: In The Depths

In response to Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth

#TANJUNG TINGGI BEACH, BELITONG, INDONESIA, 2014#

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We only see clearly when we have reached the depths of woe.
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Share Your World – 2013 Week 22

This week questions from fabulous Cee’s Share Your World:

What was the last URL that you bookmarked?

http://www.peopleforthefuture.com.au/professional/engineering/mining-engineer/

Give me insight of mining engineering job description. I worked in a mining company but I never knew each of people duties on the field so that was me try to learn when I had no idea what’s people doing.

For relaxation, would you rather meditate, swim, walk, listen to music, write, read, yoga, qigong, or other?

Hmm…. this is hard. I can’t pick one. I have  massage to relax my body. I walk to relax mind. I swim to relax my mind and my heart. I listen to music, write my piece and read books to relax my heart. I pray to relax my soul.

You’re given $500,000 dollars, what do you spend it on?

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Fly to Paris. Buy a house. Buy a watch. Buy a parfume. Seriously the last two are the easiest thing to do but yet I can’t accomplish it in near future.

 

Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing?

I don’t do swinging. I do video game or PC game since I was a kid. But I’d like to have one that made from tyre hanging on a tree.

 

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Share Your World – 2013 Week 21

Cee is back. So is Share Your World. I miss all the questions, well I miss blogging also. I am pretty stuck up with life and kinda come up with nothing. No matter what life is going on and going strong so let’s see Cee’s this week questions:

Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself?

I have a long hair. I prefer a long hair. But I want to try short hair again. I always have a long hair ever since high school, that was the last time I have a short hair, because long hair makes me look more feminine for my boyish attitude. When you look at my childhood photos you won’t find me as a girl instead you’ll find a boy. Yupe, my granny and aunty always gave me the Demi-moore-ghost hairstyle or that bowl-cut hairstyle and I swear I hate them for making me like that. I have two wish related to my hair: I want to lengthen it to waist and I want to cut it short (maybe below ear), now I am doing the first one. 10 cm to go.

Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?

I love my town a lot. It never a small town and never big town, something in between, but it is a dense town (esp nowadays). I resent rapid population growth. I always a small town girl so yes I’d like to move out someday maybe. I adore some small town in US or France. So yeah, a girl can hope, right?

What as your favorite food as a child? Do you eat it now?

My mom cooks is my favorite food. Or my granny’s food. I didn’t eat it nowadays even though there’s lot of store selling it. I like to see the process of the cooking, the taste of my mom’s hand and the knowledge of how hygiene the foods are. Things I couldn’t get out there.

Regarding outdoor temperature which would you prefer – Sunny and hot – Cool and Breezy – Cold and Snowy – Cloudy and Rain/Drizzle – Other?

Something warm. Something in between. I can’t stand cold. I’ll die freezing in snow. I get dizzy if it’s sunny and hot. It’ll spark my allergy in chilly. I hate mud stain when raining. I am hopeless. This is most of the day when cool or cold is in the air. You won’t like it when I was all about runny nose or sneezing.

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For The Promptless – S. 2, E. 5 – Gezellegheid

Gezelligheid is a Dutch noun meaning the comfort and coziness of being at home, with friends, with loved ones or general togetherness.

  • Gezellig is an adjective that the noun is based on.
  • From wiki:
    • A room can be gezellig. (meaning cosy or inviting)
    • A person can be gezellig. (meaning entertaining or pleasant)
    • A party can be gezellig. (meaning fun)
    • A visit to ones grandparents can be gezellig. (meaning togetherness)
    • A set of curtains can be gezellig. (meaning pretty or nice).

Suggested Prompts:

  • Describe something in your life where you have a gezelligheid
  • Draw something that is gezellig
  • Write a story featuring a gezellegheid
  • … or make up your own related prompt!

I actually want to keep it as anonymous as I can be but it’s hard to actually think of another Gezelligheid moment I can think about. This photo taken recently when I visit home. I didn’t know but maybe it’s become a habit that we snuggle up in one tiny bed or on the floor squashing one and another. But they are my comfort of my home.

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ForThePromptless – S. 2, Ep. 1 – The Alter Ego

The Alter Ego, in Latin, literally means “Second I” or “Second Self”.  It can refer to an opposite side to the personality within someone, or a counterpart like a trusted friend.

More info on the history of the Alter Ego, as well as alternate meanings here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alter_ego

Suggested Prompts:

  • Share a picture of your alter ego, whether it be your best friend, or a version of you that others don’t often see
  • Share a picture of your pet’s alter egos
  • Write a poem/story about the alter ego
  • Make a list of your favorite alter ego duos in literature or film
  • … or make up your own prompt related to the theme!

Wohhooohhooo Rarasaur this is a very dangerous promptless for me. In reality, I think no one ever I really showed people the truly me or even the other me but I did somehow showing it on my blog. I have two alter ego but I am just gonna show you one here. The one that I think more acceptable just in case my family or my friends accidentally have their eyes in my blog. In my other blog the explanation of myself always stated: who was born half a supermodel and half a rock-star.

I knew I can’t be my alter ego in real life but I knew she was sleeping inside of me 😀 I always fascinated with loud and hard music varied from soft rock to hard rock to heavy metal, contemporary heavy metal, metal core, post-hardcore, emo, alternative metal, rap rock and nu metal, grunge, and all. I don’t care the genre as long as it loud enough to scream. I didn’t know a lot of female rock singer but my all-time favorite is always Hayley Williams. Well it’s more I listen Paramore music thousand times but I gotta admit she’s not bad.

Recently, I listen to TayMom music yes Taylor Momsen. Well, I guess she’s pretty close to what my alter ego is. She has model figures and do rock music though I expect more rough. She’s young and a rebel and sexy as hell. But no way am gonna strip myself :p

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Share Your World – 2013 Week 20

Share Your World – 2013 Week 20

Do you like winter, or not, and why?

I lived in tropical country so there’s no such thing as winter. As much as I want to touch snow, I can’t stand cold more. Rainy season here quite cold (esp in my hometown it’s definitely coooooolllllddddd) and humid, though not as cold as winter but it’s still feel cold.

Are you a listener or talker?

Am not a good talker even with my hubs, he still sometime misinterpret my intentions behind words. And I’d feel guilty afterwards but he knows me and patient about that. But when it comes to other people, once I start talking either it’s stupid words comes out my mouth or seemed unrelated answers. So I end up being a good listener. Many times my best-friends told me about their problems I didn’t give advice in return only if they want it to and since I am not a good talker all my advice will be very real and harsh. T’was me being straight forward.

What is your favorite juice or fruit drink?

I don’t really like fruit but I try to eat once a day. My choice will be fresh guava juice or artificial apple tea that they sold in supermarket.

What do you have to be so happy about?

I don’t know but every thing made me happy. Life. Love. Husband. Family. Dad. Brothers. Best-friends. Loneliness. Breathing. Different. OCD. Money. Food. Working. Books. Reading. Walking. Browsing. Blogging.

I’ve been struggling to blogging now because entering new phase at work and I have pile of paperwork in my desk. Yes I read some post people in blogosphere write but I can’t make one for myself in this short time so I’ll enjoy Share Your World for now. Join!

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Share Your World – 2013 Week 19

Share Your World – 2013 Week 19

On a vacation what you would require in any place that you would stay? Question came from Wanderings of an Elusive Mind

Beach, for sure, and beautiful tranquil surrounding. You can consider myself as young but recently I wasn’t a fan of backpacking or touristic things. I’ve changed the way I define vacation so there’s no more rush but more like leisure and pleasure.

If you were or are a writer do you prefer writing short stories, poems or novels?

I’ve been reading poems since I was in high school and if I piled it, it’ll make one decent poems book. But I do really want to write a novel. I just don’t find it easy and I will hit myself in a dead end. It will last to three to four pages because I can’t control the flowing of the ideas, the words, the plots and it drives me crazy. I have one folder in my computer consist of unfinished or maybe barely-start novels.

What’s your favorite song of the moment?

Any kind of cover music Mike Tompkins did or do.

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Titanium by David Guetta feat Sia

If you were to buy a new house/apartment what is the top items on your wish list?

First house maybe not as perfect as I dream of but first house will always memorable. I hope me and hubs will be able to have it by next year. So, let’s see what I have on my top wish list:

  • Decent but beautiful kitchen with bar and fully furnished
  • Walk in closet and showers
  • Front and back yard

It’s been a busy week and thank u again Cee your questions can make me rest and smile for a while.

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