Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Degradations

Life supposed to be upgraded, isn't it?

But a lot of humans are downgrading it instead.

Someone who used to be anti-caffeine becomes caffeine junkie.
Someone who used to do exercise becomes a lazy ass and sport absent.
Someone who used to pray five times a day reduces it into three times to zero.
Someone who never disobey parent's rule finds a way to make a lie to them.
Someone who used to be tidy becomes a mess.

Why?

Because degradation happens slowly.
Because degradation feels good.
Because degradation seems excusable for the first times.
Because degradation is simple and a lot easier, so it's hard to realize.

Please... don't open when it's knocking on your door. Don't even hear it.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Relationship Equals Drama?

My two female friends from college just had a sleepover in my house and you can guess what the girls do at a sleepovers: trashy, trashy, trashy talk! Well excuse us for making news even juicier! Hahaha...

Yes, that night we're talking about our friends around (especially girls) who seems to like to be in the spotlight on relationships by making such a drama. As far as we concern, these girls are making at least these three things:
1. By dumping their boyfriend for no reason, mostly they answer for the sake of being single, I don't know.. Maybe they're just feeling bored but have no other choice?
2. By writing their feelings in their status updates. Yeah you name it.. Facebook, YM, or else. They write down their feelings implicitly so people will ask, "What's wrong dear?"
3. By being a "firestarter" a.k.a "stormypetrel" a.k.a the one who cause a bad fighting for the most simple reason, like why their boyfriend didn't park their car in order.

After doing that, they REALLY let people know about what happened, in many ways. They could show up in the office with the swollen eyes or teardrops still hanging in there. Or they could spread it by telling it to everyone they meet. Everyone. Or the easiest way: put down their feelings in Facebook's status update box.


Why do they need that drama? Aren't we live in a real world, with no camera watching (exception for invisible God's camera)? Do we need that camera to spice up our life? I'm pretty sure that these Drama Queens are not seeking anything but attention. Maybe it's a mixed feelings of being left alone, anger, and a lot of hope to not be left out again.

I am very sorry if I sound like a judge here. But the term "Drama Queen" is not only prevailing for the "firestarter" type. I often think, maybe I don't start the fire as a part of playing the role. I don't get mad easily. I choose to be quiet for everything bothers me. But in the end, I do hope my boyfriend could feel what I feel, and then expect him to start the fire. So I'm not the firestarter, but I MAKE him to be.

Oh no. I think because we consider that life is too flat or too plain, we create a little festivity to make our life merrier.

By the way, where's the camera?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Dehumanizing Technology

Excuse me.

What is the ESSENCE of hanging out and chit-chatting if your thumb is busy scrolling for sending e-mails, tagging and replying photo comments, and sending jokes in your phone messenger?

If so, why are we here? Why we don't we just sit in silence and exchanging the messages by thumb anyway?

Sorrrry....No offense. Just a complain from a non-user of that famous phone brand who surronded by the users.

Sigh.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Life

Life isn’t supposed to be an all or nothing battle between misery and bliss. Life isn’t supposed to be a battle at all. And when it comes to happiness, well, sometimes life is just okay, sometimes it’s comfortable, sometimes wonderful, sometimes boring, sometimes unpleasant. When your day’s not perfect, it’s not a failure or a terrible loss. It’s just another day." - Barbara Sher

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Jay Kay Is A Shy Person

Ok, before you read this review about Jamiroquai's concert last night, I want to tell you that I'm not their big fan. I adore few of their songs, but lately I didn't catch up. Moreover, I got the last-minute free ticket so I was kinda lack of preparation (reciting Jamiroquai's songs a week before called preparation for me, hehe).

The concert started at 8.30 pm (late half an hour from the schedule), with opening act by Dimi. I recognized her as an ex member of Maliq n D'essentials. She performed very well and smooth, despite that her baby bump whose the occupant looked like to see the world soon :D. After one hour performing, the crowd seemed like to be jittery since it's already 09.45 pm. And then the MC showed up, bringing Judika to the stage and asked the crowd to sing our nationality song, Indonesia Raya. I was really disappointed with these people, because they seem so ashamed to sing THEIR OWN nationality song. Unenthusiastic. After the show, I found out that "Seven Days in Sunny June" echoed louder than Indonesia Raya. *sigh*


And finally, at the 09.52 pm, Jay Kay and friends showed up and the crowd started to shout. Besides Jay Kay, the personnels on stage were: Derrick McKenzie (drums), Matthew Richard Johnson (keyboard), Paul Stephen Turner (bass), Robert Kenneth Harris (guitar), William Kenneth Fry (percussion), with two back vocalists, Valerie Etienne and Hazel Fernandes. Jay Kay wore a checkered hat, blue jacket, and white slack. Sexy!



Without waiting very long, Jay Kay opened the show with "The Kids". Ehem. I don't know this song. And they continued with "High Times". Once again, all I can do is shaking my head without ever humming with the crowd. Hehehe, sorry! After that, I expect that Jay Kay will scream a loud greeting to Jakarta like Jason Mraz did on Java Jazz Festival 2009. But no. He just smiled, and said, "the next song is...."

Back to the show, they then brought "Seven Days in Sunny June". Aww, my favorite song! But unfortunately, they kinda cut the song and continued it with "Alright". But nevermind, because Jay Kay was very energetic! He continuously jumped from one side stage to the other. I also love the way he danced. "Little L" added much my to my boogie, but the next three songs just made me sit in the chair because my lack of lyric-knowledge. Hehehe! They are "Black Capricorn Day", "Use The Force", and "Traveling Without Moving". After those 3 songs, they erased my boredom by singing 4 songs I know: “Cosmic Girl“, “Space Cowboy“, “Canned Heat” and “Love Foolosophy“. Yeah, finally I can sing, hahaha...


After "Love Foolosophy", the band put the music to the end and went to backstage. Haha! Classic encore. The crowd started to shout "we want more" chant. I bet they are coming again with"Virtual Insanity" or "Deeper Underground". Yes! They showed up again, and they chose "Deeper Underground" for Jakarta. And the show ended, for real.


In conclusion, I once again would say: Jay Kay is a shy person. Because he didn't say much to his adorers. I can give you guidelines to what he said yesterday:
"Everybody cool?"
"I heard you guys are going to vote tomorrow."
"The next song is called.."

Hello Jay Kay! How come you didn't say hello for your starter? For the transition one song to another, he mostly spent it busy talking to the band. I'm a beginner at concerts, so I assumed that EVERY musician is a festive person. But then I realized, every musician has their own character. I thought that every musician could put some more energy to the crowd, but afterall musician is only human, so it's not their fault if they are shy, right?

Three famous songs missing though, "Virtual Insanity", "Corner of The Earth", and "Emergency on Planet Earth". And "Falling", my favorite one. But it was OK. Not dissapointing, yet not very satisfying.

Oh and did I hear Jay Kay say, "see you next year"? Will they perform on Java Jazz 2010? Let's see!


photo by: Jazzuality