river of dreams

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Beautiful

kiera knightley (confessed she's so-not-into the celebrity thing such as getting famous and recognized by people everywhere she goes, her pictures taken and hit front page in every magazines in the country, paparazzis stalking her, no privacy at all... but hey, at least they pay you millions of dollars for just doing one movie to get over it, right?)


winona ryder (too bad she and johnny depp didn't make it... they seemed so perfect for each other. he's gorgeous, and she's drop-dead-beautiful. but even with all that good looks and celebrity label, i guess it's just not enough to resist the temptation to steal meaningless stuffs)


natalie portman (simply beautiful. even with those silly-pink-wig on, you can't ignore her)


ashley judd (she can dye her hair black or brown or red or blonde or any other color--you name it, and she'd still look this adorable)


They are some of my favourite most beautiful celebrities... even without any make up on! :)

Paul Rudd



Hmm, what can I say about this guy?

I adored him very much when he starred in Clueless as Alicia Silverstone's stepbrother-turned-boyfriend in the end of the film. He got this adorable green eyes and good looks that got me played those parts when he's around over and over again.

My favourite scene in the film? Definitely the one when the lovely couple sat on the stairs and he finally confessed how much he love his cute-little-spoiled stepsister. Lucky her!

(Too bad I couldn't find that scene's picture...)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Hurray!

Okay, this is also a very funny IT article...

HURRAY! WE'RE LOSING A FORTUNE!
Shiny, happy company name bites owners in ass shocka

by Andrew Thomas
Friday, 17 August 2007, 17.49
www.theinquirer.net

Corporate branding is a fickle mistress. Choose an upbeat name and when the wheels fall off, you tend to look like even more of an idiot than would otherwise be the case.

Spare a thought then, for Hurray!, a brightly-named Chinese wireless value-add outfit that sadly doesn't appear to have added an awful lot of value in the last few months, according to China Tech News.

Hurray! has reported rather tragic second quarter results showing net income was a meagre US$0.2 million, a decline of just 79.8 percent quarter-over-quarter and a mere 88.7 percent year-over-year. But is Hurray! CEO QD Wang depressed? No!

"Despite the current volatile market conditions and constantly changing regulatory environment, we got through the quarter in reasonable shape which is very encouraging. Going forward, we will strive to maintain stability in our WVAS operations while in the meantime continuing our efforts to carry out our strategy of developing proprietary content and diversifying distribution channels, our goal is to transform Hurray! into a leading entertainment content production and distribution house in China," japed Wang before announcing "Thank you! I'm here all week!"*

At least Hurray! isn't being chased through the courts by Yahoo! battling over the rights to an exclamation mark.

*We may have made this bit up.

Friday, August 10, 2007

nothing

I always want to go to Egypt. If I have enough money, I won't miss the chance to see the pyramids for real. I think they're so amazing, truly one of the world's finest building made by men--even though it didn't get into the 2007's list.

The mobile phone of my dreams have changed. It's no longer Samsung and Sony Ericsson, but the 9300i from Nokia. It's pretty small to carry everywhere, the keyboard is a big help when typing, I don't need any camera--I hardly use the one in my phones right now, and the design is just... perfect for me. So don't look very far to get my birthday present ok? :p

I'm crazy about Hershey's Kisses chocolate. A friend of mine gave it to me once, and I fall in love with it since then. Remember, buy the one with almonds. I used to buy it at Mustafa, Singapore. Anyone knows where I can get the sweets here in Jakarta?

Now that I've reached what they called the perfect age to get married, I got the questions all the time. "So, when?" "Got any plans yet?" "Don't forget to invite me, ok" "What are you waiting for?". It's irritating sometimes. I mean, will you get over it? Marriage doesn't mean happy ending. I want to have kids, believe me, but not until I'm positive I can support them. I want to raise a family of my own, trust me, but it's not going to happen just because YOU think I'm ready for it. Please, don't put me in YOUR shoes. You don't know what's best for me, even I don't know that. This is MY life. I'm the one who live it, deal with it, sick of it, down with it, and simply just... try to do the best I can. So, no pressure, okay? (Wow, so many emotions. But I feel so much better after getting all that out :p)

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Apple

Kind of sleepy today. I can't concentrate doing any work, so I guess I just blog.

Hmm, I'm writing this down while listening to my new songs with my black 30Gig iPod video. Cool gadget. I know a lot of people are crazy about Apple's products, but I never understood why. After I own it myself, I finally know the reason. Because now I'm one of them--Apple lovers :p

At first, I was going to sell this beautiful gadget to a friend of mine. We've negotiated the price, and he promised he'd call me next week. I waited until Friday, but he didn't make the call. But I'm glad though, 'cos while I waited, I kept thinking about how much I always wanted an iPod, and wondered if selling it was the best decision.

And on that friday, finally, I've made up my mind. I want to use this one for myself. Even my mom said I must gone crazy if I sell it. So, here I am, sitting in my desk in front of my computer, typing the keyboard, while listening to "terbaik untukmu" from tic.

God, I love this product :D

Thursday, August 02, 2007

AMD

This is the funniest IT article I have ever read!

HOW AMD NAMES PLATFORMS
We aren't supposed to know this

by Charlie Demerjian
Monday, 30 July 2007, 20:38
www.theinquirer.net

During AMD's Analyst Day last week, we could not help but poke our nose into an opened door (after we turned the handle a bit) and listen in on the product meetings about upcoming AMD platforms and their naming. Names have been blanked out to protect the nearly innocent.

AMD Chief Marketing Person (CMP): OK, time to name our future 2010 and beyond platforms. Lets see, gaming halo products first, those would be snakes. What should we follow Python with?

AMD Marketeer 1: How about Cobra dan Boa?

CMP: Sure, Cobra for 2010, Boa 2011, and how about Anaconda for 2012?

AMD Marketeer 1: Great! Genius!

CMP: And now on to laptops and birds of prey. I see a vision, Falcons!

AMD Marketeer 2: And lets throw in Osprey after that, and on top of it Golden Eagle.

CMP: Yup, great. Now on to mainstream desktop, what follows Copperhead? Poisonous snakes? Less poisonous snakes than the gaming line?

AMD Marketeer 3: We could start with Adder for 2010.

CMP: Yeah, sounds good. Wait, wasn't you who dinged the door of my Cayenne back in March?

AMD Marketeer 3: Ummm, errrr, yeah. Really sorry about that. It was an accident.

CMP: No matter, back to work, poisonous snakes. Where were we, Adder and... no, I have another vision. Marketeer 3, you get Leech, Preparation H and Pansy. Good luck guys, go out there and sell millions.

Now you know how it is done, all scientific and methodological like. It is good to see that marketing is just as sensible as chip design.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

So Sorry...

I met an old friend of mine. We got kind of close when we were on the same SPMB's (it's the national test that you must go through in order to get in your favorite college) preparation team. He's not from the same institute like mine, by the way. So the only chance I get to see him was those times working together.

After a while, I begin to like him a lot. He's lovable. Good looks, white skin (he's Sundanese), not so tall but got a good sense of humor. He teased me a lot, so I knew he was paying a lot of attention towards me too. If I was single, I'm 99 percent sure that we would be more than just friends.

But, I'm not single at the time.

I didn't tell him earlier, because... well, I'm being selfish I guess. I didn't want to lose his affection. And he never really asked me about my status, so I thought I ought to keep it to myself until the right time arrives.

But, there was never a right time. He found out, I don't know how or when exactly, but he found out. He never called me again and acted differently when we were together. I felt that he was kind of angry and sad and disappointed all at the same time. He never looked at me the same way again.

I thought I should explain myself to him, why I hid the truth, tried to make him understand, but my friends said I shouldn't. Well, I didn't blame them. 'Cause I also think he didn't deserve the truth at that time because he did something terrible to me. Something unforgiven.

So I ditch him from that little space in my heart.

But I saw him the other day. And he looked no different than when I last saw him... what? Five years ago? He saw me first and he yelled my name. So maybe he didn't mad at me anymore. Or maybe he just curious to see my appearance that have quite changed since that five-long-years.

Anyway, we talked a little. He was with two friends, and I was with my boyfriend. I felt that he looked at me too hard. Like he couldn't believe it was me. Or maybe it's only my imagination.

Too bad I didn't have the chance to tell him what I wanted to tell him a few years ago. And we didn't share our numbers either. I'm not looking for forgiveness. I just want him to know the truth. That I never wanted to broke his heart.