Street Musicians..

or.. Train Musicians to be exact..

It’s a common thing nowadays to have a good street musicians on the train.. (hmm.. for me it’s a new thing, since I’m a new rider of Jakarta’s “splendid” electrical train..) Some of them are actually bring a big contra bass or electrical guitars/bass or even keyboard plugged to  a car’s accumulator. For the drum set, they create a simple version with roller below and consist only 2 drumskins (bass and snare) without their cylinders and one crash cymbal. The pop band I can enjoy.. but the Dangdut one from Bojong Gede station.. -__-; can’t.. really can’t!

Today was the 1st time I heard this band. It was a pro! damn pro! They actually played groovy jazz with Oboe, percussions,  nice contra bass, and 2 acoustic guitars.. wuiiii.. nice! It was more like a jam session in a cafe.. That’s what I call “music”, my friend..

I’ve seen street bands with violins.. pretty common nowadays.. but an oboe?? That was the 1st time.. People can’t learn to play an oboe in just a couple of months, can they? I mean to play it good.. not just do re mi..

My mom said that they usually play in Depok Baru station (my stop).. and the band leader is actually a real musician.. well no wonder they can play so perfectly well..

The strange thing is.. I was immediately got the idea of make them my wedding band.. I almost approach them to ask if they do such thing.. but then I hesitated.. hmm… it’s still a long way anyway.. so why bother.. Huhuhuhu.. let’s hope that someday, if I’m getting married, they’ll still be around..

I do have a vision of my wedding.. you know.. women and their imaginations… It would be all white… and with Jazz music.. no “organ tunggal” please… definitely no Dangdut! -___-; I’ve got enough of a non-stop Dangdut every weekend echoing from across the river (my house is by the river)


“Oder”, “or”, and “atau”?

Kebiasaan utk mengakhiri kalimat dgn “oder” adalah kebiasan org2 Jerman.. Seperti contohnya.. “Das ist meins, oder?” yg artinya “Itu punya gw, kan?” dgn menambahkan kata2 “atau” di blakangnya…

Ketika mreka2 berganti ke bhs Inggris, maka penyusunan kalimat mreka juga akan seperti itu.. mreka akan blg “That’s mine, or?” bkan “That’s mine, right?”..

Ketika mahasiswa2 Indonesia di Jerman berbicara bhs inggris, maka mreka jg akan berkata yg sama… bahkan lbh parah lagi bhs Indo jg kbawa:”Tu punya gw, atau?”

Yah termasuk gw dan rekan2 lainnya.. jg gw denger dari rekan di kntor yg lulusan Jerman jg.. Trus bos Austria dan Jerman jg pake “or” kalo ngomong Inggris….

Huhuhu yah.. lucu ajah…atau?
(Tp ttp dilakukan jg sampe skrg.. susah ngilanginnya.. sama aja ky “ach so”)

New shopping mall: Central Park, Tanjung Duren

Central Park, Jakarta

Central Park, Jakarta

So… regardless the obvious idea of building a mall as a symbol of consumerism, central park offers a different ambient at its center. It has an outdoor park with fish pond, nice lamps, and dancing water spring.

Since it’s still new, and not all the shops are open (still free parking, btw), so we can actually enjoy the groovy music sitting outdoor at the park, watching the dancing water spring every hour. It’s so good for.. ehm ehm..

Ah.. sudahlah… saya sdh tewas sekali setelah marathon jalan2 tak henti2 wiken ini.. back to Indonesian..

Jadi enak kalo msh sepi ke central park bwt nongkrong2 di park luarnya.. kalo g ujan.. hehehe.. suasananya enak ky gak di Indonesia.. dan krn kmrn abis ujan kali yah, jdnya ky ga di tomang yg panas pisan.. Trus.. yah.. kalo mo nongkrong2 tapi g di cafe.. bayar minum dll kan bosen+boros.. lucu jg nongkrong situ poto2, bw bekel.. (kekeuh dgn jln2 versi murah) dan bawa PELET ikan.. :p ngasih mkn ikan (ky anak kecil ajah.. tapi kalo dah rame, g jamin tetap bs senyaman gw kmrn ya.. hehhehe..

Basah.. basah.. basah..

Weleh2.. Ujan terus bo’… huhuhuhu..mayan.. masuk angin..

Paling depressing kalo ujannya pagi2.. seruuuuuw.. syukur td pagi g ujan.. walau gw dah fully prepared dgn jaket ujan + clananya.. hahahaha.. Yah.. clananya dititipin di ojek pagi gw aja deh.. :p

Mari kita jelang langit kelalu dgn wajah biru (abis digebukin?)

To Watch list

  1. Sang Pemimpi
  2. Avatar
  3. Sherlock Holmes
  4. Nine
  5. King
  6. State of play
  7. Baka to test to shōkanjū (Rekomendasi bima)
  8. Criminal Minds (ktularan si pndek+teh dian)
  9. Garuda di dadaku
  10. … (anything else?)

Iya2 gw katro blm ntn itu smuah >__<


Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through for you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying?
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying?
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile..

Eat work sleep

Humans are creatures that eat, work, and sleep.
If one of these is satisfied, the other two naturally begin to feel satisfied. and when all three are satisfied, people finally begin to feel that they’re alive.

~Katsura, Gintama eps.110~