Monday, December 30, 2013

Meski Kita Tak Kenal, Aku Kehilangan

Assalamualaikum. Wr. Wb.

Begitu ajaib bagaimana semesta menghubungkan orang satu dengan orang lainnya, dan menciptakan perasaan sayang dari hati kepada sosok satu dengan lainnya. Seperti yang aku rasakan untuk penyanyi Nasyid itu, Kang Deden... bukan tipikal penggemar wanita kepada idolanya seperti kebanyakan fangirls kepada artis Korea. Aku bukan penggemar berat, hanya dua lagu yang aku tahu dari Band Nasyid Edcoustic:

1. Sebiru Hari Ini
2. Aku Ingin Mencintai-Mu

Yang istimewa bukan hubunganku dengan mereka. Yang istimewa adalah yang menghubungkanku dengan mereka. Adalah Mabit Nurul Fikri yang mengenalkan aku dengan dua lagu ini, lagu yang kemudian menjadi pengingat akan ukhuwah yang kumiliki bersama Mabiters saat itu dan bagaimana perjuangan yang kami lalui bersama, serta perpisahan yang siap menunggu kami di depan mata. Lagu yang mengingatkanku untuk selalu kembali kepada Allah setiap kali aku kehilangan arah. Betapa besar makna lagu-lagu tersebut dan cerita di baliknya bagiku sehingga kudengarkan berkali-kali. Lalu, tiba-tiba ku dengar kabar bahwa si pelantun lagu hidupku itu baru saja berpulang. Entah bagaimana, ada kehilangan dan kesedihan dalam diriku. Padahal aku tak kenal Kang Deden, si vokalis itu. Aku tak juga ngefans seperti layaknya gadis-gadis pada idolanya. Aku hanya senang mendengarkan dua lagu yang dinyanyikannya karena cerita di baliknya. Tapi, rasa sedih itu entah kenapa tetap ada. Aneh sekali bukan, semesta ini seolah ingin mengajak semua orang mengingat bahwa salah satu sosok yang mulia itu telah kembali pulang, dan kami harus berdoa untuknya. Seolah semesta mengajak kami menangis bersama-sama, meski kami tidak kenal, tapi kehilangan itu ada entah bagaimana caranya.

Semoga Kang Deden ditempatkan di sisi terbaik Allah SWT. Suara merdu nan menyejukkan hati itu akan terus menemani kami semua sambil menunggu gilirannya pulang. Bukan hanya sekedar nyanyian, tapi juga bentuk dakwah. Nyanyianmu menyentuh hati banyak orang. Selamat jalan, Kang Deden.


Jangan lupa mengirimkan Al-Fatihah untuk Beliau

Wassalamualaikum. Wr. Wb.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

I'll Blame Me

I'm afraid that 'mine' is too strong
I've been in this place and I always know 
I'm such a terrible lover
Because I'll love perfectly, completely, wholeheartedly
Isn't that too much to take?
Wouldn't it become a burden when it's too strong for you?
And that strong feeling hurts me too much too
Because it makes me fragile for every simple reasons
I worried too much, I expect too much, and I will miss too much?
Wouldn't that be too much for you to take too?
Can anyone teach me how to control feelings?
Because mine is overflowing and I don't know how to stop it
Not that I want to stop loving
I'm just afraid that too much feeling will hurt my precious one
Tell me how to soothe this burning emotion

In the end, if I ever get hurt
It's not you whom I would blame
It's me and my own stupidity
It's me who let myself burned in my own fire
It's me who let myself falling without parachute
It's me who let myself consumed by that strong feeling
If I ever get hurt, it would be nobody's fault but me

PS: I drank too much coffee and my mind started exaggerating things. Before I realized it, I've wrote these in my cellphone. Random brain as always, but I shouldn't let these writing disappear without trace just because I wrote it without having my full sense with me. So, note this in your mind who ever read it: It's just a fictional writing. I repeat, FICTIONAL WRITING! Which means, it's not what I'm really feeling since I wrote it when I was feeling sleepy and hungry and my mind just went insane :P

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Reason to Keep Going

Assalamualaikum. Wr. Wb.

Right now, everyone around my age / semester / year in college is busy starting their final thesis to graduate. Whereas I'm still here, having the time of my own, still busy doing choir and mabit stuffs. Some people asked me, have I ever get bored doing the same things for these past few years? The answer is NO, I never get bored. Choir is the reason why I'm still coming to college, while Mabit is the thing that keeps me from drop myself out of college because it reminds me of how much I struggled to get university. Everyone is so eager to graduate from college while I'm here all alone, having my own dilemma. I've been in my 7th semester. Mom keeps saying that I should graduate next year, but the thing is... I don't know what am I doing. I've tried to find reason to continue studying the thing I never really interested, but as the time passed, I keep getting this feeling that what I'm doing is useless. I can't find any reason besides my Mom's order to go to college, get some diploma, and graduate soon, so the society will accept me. 

Well... does everyone go to college to get people recognize them, accept them, label them? Is it about judgement? Lucky them who actually get the chance to study the things they really want and like. A moment of silence for someone like me who need more extra reasons and courage to keep coming to college. I should be grateful, shouldn't I? And I am grateful, with my friends and organization, but not with my studying. But no matter what happen, I can't stop now, I'll try to graduate, not as soon as my Mom expect me to be, but soon. My brother said that I should enjoy college while it's last, either its classes or organization, so when I'm finally leaving, I can look back with no regrets. If I can't like what I'm studying, at least I can love what I'm doing while I'm here, and produce something. So, good luck to you who's struggling for your final thesis. Wish me luck too! :")

Anyway.... I don't need to graduate to wear those awesome uniforms, lol. I already tasted the feel of wearing these costumes. It felt hot actually, but it does make you look cooler haha.


Wassalamualaikum. Wr. Wb.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Blooming

Hello!


Something is blooming inside me and no one can stop me from feeling this happy.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Selamat Hari Kelahiran, Para Pejuang Tangguh!

Assalamualaikum. Wr. Wb.

Dua tahun lalu, tepatnya pada tanggal ini, Kami semua berkumpul di Aula Student Center UIN Jakarta, hari pertama Training Paduan Suara PSM UIN Jakarta. Pertama kalinya diperkenalkan bahwa nama angkatan kami adalah Maximilian yang berarti Pejuang yang Tangguh! Kemudian, satu persatu dipanggil dan diberi nama baru, nama PSM: Nama yang aneh dan unik dimana semuanya diambil dari judul lagu atau istilah musik. Saat itu, tak ada rasa peduli sedikitpun terhadap orang sekelilingku, tak pernah terpikirkan sedikitpun bahwa nama Maximilian akan menjadi begitu berarti, tak menduga sama sekali bahwa separuh jiwaku akan menyatu dengannya...

Dua tahun sudah sejak itu, dan aku tak ada satu haripun yang kulewati bersama mereka tanpa meninggalkan kesan yang mendalam, hingga sekarang, meskipun itu hanya tawa untuk imajinasi liar (Kita lebih sering ngomongin khayalan absurd daripada gosipin tokoh tertentu!), ataupun melakukan projek-projek besar yang tidak pernah kita duga akan mampu kita lalui. Aku bersyukur terlahir di angkatan Maximilian, Angkatan yang berhasil memenuhi ekspektasi dari nama kami, yaitu Pejuang yang Tangguh, karena Kami memang tangguh, dan kami tak akan mudah menyerah. Alhamdulillah, dua tahun kebersamaan ini merupakan salah satu momen paling berharga yang pernah kualami. Terimakasih ya Allah atas anugerah persahabatan yang kau berikan untuk kami. Semoga Engkau pertemukan kami di Surga-Mu. Aaaamin.

A little flashback :')

Happy 2nd Anniversary, My Precious Maximilian :")

Wassalamualaikum. Wr. Wb.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Meet My New Friend, Teddy!

Hello, guys.... how have you been? I'm doing great, in fact, I made a new friend, and I'd like to introduce him to you all :D

Here it is...!

His name is Teddy, his full name is Teddy Bear. Yeah, let's ignore the fact that he's pink, because not only girls who can have a pink skin. Boys can too, and I decided that Teddy is a he, not a she, because you know, I'm too lazy to come up with a new girl name just because he has a pink skin.

Alright, please forgive my absurdity *peace out!

I got Teddy as a present from this random student in Belimbing village when I was KKN. And ever since then, I've been talking to Teddy before I sleep, or when I don't have anyone to talk to (which means, most of the time, haha! Kidding) 

I talk about everything to him, including my secret stuffs, the things I never tell to anybody, I tell them to Teddy. Now I could only hope that Teddy would never come to life because I doubt he's a good secret keeper (sorry Teddy). But seriously, speaking my problems in louder voice makes me relieved, because I've never been able to share my deepest problems with anyone, nor even the ones I called bestfriend. Although all Teddy doing was just listening (yeah right, let's pretend that he's alive, ok!), I felt like I'm talking to someone and it feels nice because I could spill out all of my problems to him, and he won't judge me. I know this is crazy, but I kinda enjoy this new habit of mine which is talking to a doll. It's weird because I remember as a child, I didn't like dolls or other girls toys that much, but things changed, and people change all the time. Don't worry, I still have my sense with me. I'm not going mad, I just found this new way to release stress is quite fun.

Good day everyone. I said GOOD DAY! (Hannah Montana pun!)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Kuliah Kerja Nyata

KKN was one of great chapters in my life that I would cherish the most. I never expected that I would have such a deep bond with certain people from that place. How would I know? I wasn't really excited about KKN back then, barely came in meeting, wanted to stay home so badly instead of spending 30 days in another village eventhough it's not that far. Anyway, people changed. Experience also changes my perspective and opinion about KKN. Now if anyone ever asked me about KKN, I would tell them to take it and enjoy it, because it was really great and you would create great memories as well. :)


So, whom did you think had a special bond with me? KKN Ganks? Hmm... no. They're nice and awesome, but what I mean here is the kids from Belimbing Village. And when I said special, I really mean it. Let's get to know them :)

1. TINO 
He's in 5th grade and suffered from Liver, but unexpectedly he's super hyperactive. He has a great energy and he loves to tickle everyone around him. He never gets tired, he could chase me only to tickle me for like an hour and he wouldn't stop until he gets his target. Naughty... naughty boy :) This cheerful kid can get along with most of people. He likes to pulll pranks on others too, and he usually succeed. He's also very smart, like one of the most lovable kids I have ever met :) Tino loves playing chess, that explained why he's so smart :)

2. RICO
This kid is supposed to be in 5th grade, but he's stuck in 2nd grade because he suffered Down Syndrome. As far as I know, he can only read the word "Ibu" and "Ayah". He can do a bit math, he can do addition quite well, but he can't do substraction or even multipication. Rico can't be hurt nor get hurt because he has epilepsy. We can't surprise him too hard or he will faint *literally. Rico has a great courage to learn something. He's a bit autism; if you tell him something, he will do it right away. Like when I told him to come to my homestay at 7 am, he really did that. When I promised him something, he will remember it and he will keep asking me to complete my promise to him :)

3. STEPHEN
Stephen, such a cool name, tho all of his friends called him without the 'S', haha. Stephen is a Cristian, but it doesn't make him walked away from us eventhough we're from Islam University. In fact, he's one of the most lovable kids too. He's naughtier than Tino. Stephen loves to pull pranks on others, and he's like a troublemaker, but in a cute way :P Stephen also has a deep bond with us, his home is really far from our homestay but he wasn't hesitate to take a long road only to meet us and play with us. Isn't it the sweetest thing ever? And he loves animals so much. He would borrowed my camera to hunt some animals pictures. That makes him even more adorable :D

4. ANGGA - ANGGI
Angga (on the left) and Anggi (on the right), I usually called them Twins A. It's quite funny how I discovered them: At first, Anggi was absent because he was sick. Angga's adorable face caught my attention (phedophile mode on!!). I didn't know he has a twin. After a week, I met Anggi who was running in the school hallway, but I called him Angga. Of course, he didn't answer. Then, one of their friends told me that it was Anggi who just ran passed by me, and Angga was inside the class. Can you imagine how I reacted when I found that the adorable kid has another adorable twin? Like... double cuteness, LOL!! They're almost identical. But it's easy to differentiate them once you get used to them. Angga has a big mark on his neck while Anggi has a smaller one on his left cheek, and Anggi's face is a bit smaller. It's cute how they always wear exactly the same clothes when they visited my homestay, and they always have the same haircut. Unlike the other kids, Angga and Anggi are very shy. They refused to get closer to us in the first two weeks that it's getting a bit annoying, LOL, but after me and my friend kept showing our special 'affection' towards them, they started to accept us. It was a big surprise when they visited our homestay despite of their distant home. And they visited us everyday, although all they did were only sitting, hiding their faces, and whenever we asked them something, both of them have the same answers: "Nggak tau.." or just look away, refused to answer. But they're still really cute :P This post is longer than the others because they are, you know, double~ :P

5. ARDI
Ardi is in 4th grade. He was supposed to be in 5th grade, but he failed because he missed too many classes last year. It's sad because he's a brilliant kid, and much more mature than the others in character. He's the best kid I have ever met. He loves drawing and his drawing is fantastic. He knows that I like him more than the other kids, but he didn't act spoiled at me while the other kids usually tried to get our attention. He would just sit a bit farther and draw something, he understands that I have to teach his friends. He's very sincere and calm. He take a good care on Rico, he keeps him accompanied and he always helps Rico doing his homework. Ardi always participated in our programs, and he did it wholeheartedly. Before I left, we made a promise that he would not absent from school anymore and he would reach the first rank in class. I have faith in him, because he's actually brilliant, he's just so lazy last year, but he wanted to change it for me. Isn't that sweet? :') Sadly, at the last day, I couldn't meet him for the last time because he was so determined to go to school despite of the fact that it would be the last time he spend his time with me. I'm just so proud of him and I would take a good care of him from here. :")

6. BASTIAN
His full name is Bastian Saputra, and I'm the only one who called him Bastian. Bastian and Ardi is one packet for me, I love both of them more than I love the other kids :") Bastian also loves drawing, although his drawing isn't as great as Ardi, but he loves it. Bastian has problem in reading, although he's already in 4th grade. He's slower in reading compared to others, that's why I focused him in reading and whenever we're together, I would ask him to read any words that we found near us. Bastian is a cheerful kid, and he's already visited me in Jakarta once, a week ago. He's also the one who call me most, LOL. He's still childish and loves playing more than studying, that's normal :P He and Ardi completed each other, while Ardi is mature, Bastian is immature, while Ardi is brilliant, Bastian needs more help in studying, and Ardi would always gladly helping him. And both of them are my special sons :')

I made a promise with them that I will visit once in a while. Hopefully, I could really make it :)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Allah Mengalikan Sedekah Papa 10x

Assalamualaikum. Wr. Wb.


I just had another super quality talk with my super Dad, and I felt the urge to write about it because the topic is really interesting (for me, at least). Tentang apa? Keajaiban sedekah. Berapa banyak cerita tentang keajaiban sedekah yang pernah kita dengar? Tak terhingga, tapi hal paling sederhana pun cukup untuk membuktikan kekuasaan Allah, meski nilainya mungkin tidak sebesar kisah-kisah pengusaha Muslim yang menjadi kaya setelah rajin sedekah.

Hari ini, saya mendapat kiriman uang dari PSM, hasil danus Vietnam, yang tidak saya sangka-sangka karena kompetisinya sudah berlalu lama dan saya kira beasiswa dari Kampus merupakan puncak dari rejeki Vietnam ini. Ternyata... Allah masih belum berhenti menurunkan hujan rejekinya (dan insya Allah, tak akan pernah berhenti). Seperti biasa, uang itu kubagi untuk orangtuaku. Meski tidak seberapa, langsung kuberikan pada Papa. Saat itu Papa mulai bercerita, 

"Baru tadi sore Papa iseng memberi uang pada ibu-ibu tukang sapu jalanan, cuma Rp5000, tapi malamnya Allah sudah memberikan gantinya sebesar Rp50.000. Beberapa hari yang lalu, Papa juga iseng memberikan uang Rp20.000 kepada Bapak tua yang kakinya luka, tertidur di jalanan dengan anaknya. Lalu malam harinya, tiba-tiba Allah mengembalikan uang Papa lagi sebanyak Rp200.000. Hanya dalam hitungan jam, keajaiban sedekah itu terjadi. Dan entah kenapa, jumlahnya selalu 10 kali lebih banyak... Sesederhana keinginan untuk memberi, semudah itu pula Allah memberikan gantinya..."

Itu hanya salah satu dari sekian banyak kisah keajaiban sedekah yang Papa berikan kepadaku. Salah satu yang menarik lagi, 

"Waktu itu Papa pernah batal memasukkan uang amal Rp5000 ke Masjid karena mau memberikannya ke De Nanda. Papa pikir sama aja, tapi ternyata sampai sore nggak ketemu-ketemu. Lalu, sorenya, Papa ditilang polisi sebesar Rp50.000. Bukannya kesal, tapi Papa langsung introspeksi diri, ingat kalau tadi batal memasukkan uang ke Mesjid. Akhirnya besok Shubuhnya Papa iseng 'balas dendam' memasukkan amal Rp5000 ke Mesjid yang sempat batal, dan beberapa jam setelahnya Papa mendapat rejeki Rp50.000 dari seorang teman. Subhanallah..."

Papa selalu bilang, sedekah nggak perlu nunggu bertemu anak yatim-piatu, orang cacat di jalan, atau pengemis. Memberikan uang kepada Pemulung atau Tukang Sapu Jalanan juga sedekah, karena mereka juga fakir yang bekerja untuk hidupnya. Ketika ada kesempatan, jangan pikir panjang tentang untung-rugi, langsung saja berikan. Lama-lama akan jadi kebiasaan.... dan tanpa perlu mengharapkan apa-apa, Allah pada akhirnya akan membalas kita, meski kita merasa tak perlulah juga tak apa, kita ikhlas, namun Allah memberi hadiah atas keikhlasan kita, karena dia sesungguhnya yang bisa melihat jelas apakah kita tulus atau tidak. Jangan berpikir kita ingin memberi tanpa mengharapkan sesuatu dari Allah, Allah bisa menilai siapa yang sungguh ikhlas tanpa kita harus berpikir rumit tentangnya, dan meski kita menolak, Allah akan tetap memberikan reward-nya kepada Hambanya. Syukurilah...

Semoga bermanfaat.

Wassalamualaikum. Wr. Wb.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

One of My Dreams...

is having a duet partner who actually knows how to sing duet, if you know what I mean. Haha... somehow, I've been wanting to have duet partner since I listened to duet songs when I was a kid. I think it's wonderful when male and female's voice is mixed and harmonized beautifully. That's why when I'm listening to a duet song, I would learn the male's chords and notes as well, and master it, simply because I wished I would find someone later to sing it with me, LOL. What a random dream, don't you think. It would be amazing if our voices and hearts are intertwined. :)

One of my Favorite Duet Moments and Couples~


I know I'm living in a fantasy, haha~ Do you want to be my duet partner? :D

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Have a Wonderful Ied, Everyone

Assalamualaikum. Wr. Wb.

Well, nothing much happened in this year's Ramadhan, tbh. I don't go mudik like I always did in previous years. Me and my family spent this Idul Fitri in Jakarta. I think as I grown up, I'm getting more and more careless about myself. For example, this brand new Ied clothes, I didn't buy it by myself. Everything had been settled by my mother, from shoes, hijab, gamis, and everything, I don't really care about them. What I know is I will wear what my Mom has prepared for me, either it's new or old clothes, haha. No wonder if I wore such girly outfits on Ied day, which I don't regret, because my Mom bought it for me without asking me, and I'm not complaining. I just wonder, is it bad if I don't pay attention anymore on those kind of things? On a bright side, I'm not blinded with fashion things because if I were to be a fashionista-girl, I won't be able to satisfy myself since the price of those clothes are quite expensive. All I care is collecting as much as books and DVDs to make me happy. But as a girl and a woman, most people said that I couldn't careless about my look. Oh well.. is this a dilemma or just a random rant? LOL... Anyway, Happy Ied everyone!


Wassalamualaikum. Wr. Wb.

Monday, July 29, 2013

It's not too late to say "Happy Fasting!"

Assalamualaikum. Wr. Wb.

Ramadhan 2013 almost reach its end. Luckily, this Ramadhan happen at the same time as my college holiday. After putting my whole self into PSM activity like no end since January to July, I'm finally taking a little hiatus from it. Not only because I'm in my 7th semester of college now, but I have KKN to take care. I should pull myself away from the organisation that I love. I barely come to college and spending my days home, helping with household works and stuffs.

Also, Ramadhan means... a lot of fast breaking invitation, from old friends to the recent ones (haha, I didn't even made a new friends this year, so anti-social), but unlike previous years, I only accepted few fast breaking invitation from my most precious people.

1. Fast breaking with Maximilian

It was fun, even the friend whom I haven't met for a long time showed up. I came late though. We wrote letters to give to each other. We're probably arrogant to say this, but Maximilian is the best generation that ever exist!! :)

2. Fast breaking with childhood friends

We only meet at least once in a year. Ever since we graduated from Junior High, we went to different schools, but we're still trying to always keep in touch with each other. They are the kind of friends whom I don't feel awkward with eventhough we haven't talk for a long time. We ordered one plate of mix toast bread with green tea and vanilla ice cream as its topping and the five of us ate it. We wouldn't be able to finish it if we ordered one for each person. Sadly, Ema and Mara, couldn't join us this time :")

Just like what Kushina said, "You don't need a lot of friends. Just few, the ones you can really trust, are enough." 

Jaa, happy fasting. 
Wassalamualaikum. Wr. Wb.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Itazura na Kiss - Love in Tokyo (Jdrama)


Another adaption from a phenomenal manga is here: Itazura na Kiss - Love in Tokyo. This has been the 4th times that this manga gets live action, from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, even Indonesia. Now, Japan has come with its new version of ItaKiss with brand new actors and new twist as well. I personally think, this is the best version of all. Now, without further ado, let's jump to the story!

The Story
The epic story is started with the love confession from Kotoko Aihara (Miki Honoka) to Naoki Irie (Yuki Furukawa). She's got rejected immediately. After three years of secretly crushing on this guy, Kotoko's first love flipped by just like that. Kotoko learned Naoki's true character: behind the intelligence and his charming face, Naoki is nothing but annoying, cold-hearted, arrogant person. Kotoko regrets that she wasted her highschool life crushing on someone like Naoki. From this onwards, the unexpected fate and incidents start to happen in Kotoko's life. All of sudden, Kotoko's new house got hit by a meteor / shooting star and crush it down. Kotoko and her father must find a new place to stay.  The family who offered help to The Aiharas happened to be The Irie family. Apparently, Shigeo Aihara, Kotoko's father, and Shigeki Irie, Naoki's father were bestfriends. Kotoko and her father start living in Irie's house until they find the new home. Kotoko couldn't help but felt a little excitement because she still likes Naoki after all, but Naoki made it clear to her that he hates stupid woman. 

They Make Each Other a Better Person
Naoki who never faced any challenges or hardship, found Kotoko as her first trial who ruined his peaceful life. He never gets so much troubles as much as when he is with Kotoko. Naoki started becoming more human and shows emotions and feelings. Naoki was annoyed with this change, but at the same time, he feels an excitement that he never felt before. After helping Kotoko studied and see how hardworking she is, Naoki's perspective about her changes little by little, although he never showed it, but he has faith that Kotoko will be able to reach her goal because of her perseverance. Kotoko, who always been living so carefree and has no goal other than getting Naoki's love, has also started thinking about her dreams and do something for her life. Although she is not as smart as other people and her cooking skill sucks, she learned to be better at studying and as the time passed, she is more responsible about things that entrusted to her. Even her cooking skills improved. They are completing each other.

The Growing Relationship
Although it seemed like the relationship between Kotoko and Naoki has gotten better, there's always something that makes Naoki back to his annoying behavior. But he has gotten more protective about her in the way that Kotoko didn't understand, because Kotoko is quite slow at understanding things, she's still thinking that nothing has changed between her and Naoki although compared to their first meeting, Naoki sure doesn't think of Kotoko as nuisance anymore and has become a very important person to Naoki.

Naoki learns to appreciate Kotoko more
I like the fact that Naoki, little by little, changes to be a better and nicer person because of his encounter with Kotoko. They come to understand each other and Naoki learned about the meaning of hard work. Although he thought of Kotoko as nuisance at first, he starts to appreciate her more.


Jealousy
Naoki started to feel strange emotions, he gets angry with Kotoko's friendship with Kinnosuke Ikezawa (Yuki Yamada), Kotoko's bestfriend who has a crush on Kotoko. Naoki might seemed cool and careless about everyone else, but he didn't realized he felt strong rivalry with Kinnosuke, although he always underestimate him because he is from class F. He always makes sure that Kotoko will never fall for anyone else but him.


Naoki believes in Kotoko's capability
Naoki always being rude with Kotoko and hates her so much to the point that he didn't want to walk with her. He always underestimate her, but as they started living together, Naoki realized that Kotoko has a strong perseverance to reach her goal and since then he knows he can push Kotoko beyond her limit to help her reach what she wants. He knows Kotoko is never give up.


Naoki is becoming more gentle towards Kotoko
You can see that Naoki's behavior towards Kotoko has changed as the time passed. He in the past wouldn't even care about her, but as he develops feelings for Kotoko, he is not hesitate to show his feelings, although Kotoko is still clueless about that.



Mischievous Kiss to Fairy Tale Kiss
At the end of their highschool days, Kotoko decided to give up on Naoki because Naoki made fun of her feelings in front of their classmates and insulted her friends. Naoki, furious with Kotoko's decision, suddenly kissed her only to make her unable to forget him easily. Naoki barely realized that he was actually jealous with Kotoko's intimate friendship with Kinnosuke, and being provoked by Kinnosuke's statement who will steal Kotoko from him. That mischievous kiss was their first kiss. The second kiss took a very different scene and circumstances. Kotoko helped Naoki's brother when he got a sudden stomachache which threatened his life and brought him to the hospital. At that time, Naoki was busy working and didn't answer any call. When he learned the situation, he realized he had caused troubles to Kotoko, but Kotoko still help him anyway. Naoki then realized how important Kotoko for him, and kissed her when she was sleeping.


The Best ItaKiss Adaptation, and here's why:
1. Miki Honoka is perfect as Kotoko. She has this natural adorable gesture which is not annoying to look, she can bring out the clumsiness and cuteness from Kotoko's character without exaggerating it like other adaption. Kotoko's character looks young, lively, and fun, and yet you watch her grow and more mature too. She is not clinging on Irie-kun all the time and even stand up for herself. Her life does not revolves around Irie-kun, unlike the other versions of Kotoko, this Kotoko is more independent. She isn't so stupid either and we can see her progressing her cooking skill and studying.

2. Yuki Furukawa is Naoki Irie in real life
He is fluent in English and graduates from the same major as Naoki's first major in college, Yuki Furukawa is truly Naoki Irie in real life, although he's much nicer lol. In other adaption, the one who portrayed his character is acting a bit exaggerated that somehow they lost the unique and typical character of Irie-kun who is supposed to be cool, hard to read, and ignorant with the things around him. This version stay faithful to Irie's character until the end, only he became nicer towards people around him, but he doesn't change his poker face nor his introvert side.

3. The best Kin-chan
In this adaption, Kinnosuke is not just comedy relief. He actually became Naoki's rival and true second lead character. He has very good chemistry with Kotoko and his feelings is not just a crush, it makes you want to support him somehow. We got to see the growth of his character and how he became professional chef. We even get to see the best part of him like when he kept supporting Kotoko despite of his own broken heart, and how he scolded Naoki who has been acting too ignorant towards people around him, including his family, and made Naoki learned the value of people who are precious to him. In term of appearance and school grades, Kinnosuke might lose to Naoki, but as a person, we get to see that he is a better human being compared to Naoki and somehow Naoki learned a lot from him.

4. The Iconic Things



- The morning coffee Kotoko made for Naoki. It is stated in the manga that the only thing Kotoko's good at is making a coffee, and this becomes an iconic thing in Itakiss - LIT. Naoki always looks calm and satisfied, somehow surprised, when he drinks Kotoko's coffee. Whenever he drinks coffee made by Kotoko, it seems like he just drank the most delicious coffee in the world. It makes you wonder what kind of magic that Kotoko has put in it that makes Naoki seems to enjoy it so much. This coffee thing does not exist in other adaption.
- The shooting star is something that hit Kotoko's house which result her living together with Naoki's family. The probability of a house getting hit by a meteor is one in a million, and whenever Kotoko or Naoki sees a shooting star, they are reminded of their fateful meeting.
- Walking together with 3 meters distance, this is the first rule that Naoki gave to Kotoko when they began to live together. Since they have to go to school together, but Naoki didn't want to get close to Kotoko to avoid any stupid rumors, he told Kotoko that she can walk behind him with 3 meter distance. Although it seemed annoying at first, but they always do this whenever they're walking to school or college together, in every season and different times.

I absolutely love the wedding scene too, and I highly recommend it to everyone. I hope you enjoy my review and this can be your reference in choosing good Jdramas. Love from Itakiss family.



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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

#VICC - Day 3 (21.06.13) - The Competition Day, Lampion City

Assalamualaikum. Wr. Wb.

3rd day was started by early rehearsal in Hoi An Beach, and I got this awesome sunrise scenery. This picture is chosen to be put in my College Photography Exhibition. Thank God... It was a coincidence to get this awesome silhouette :3

Last Morning Rehearsal before the Competition. Our Squad!

The Competition
Since I've put our competition pictures story in my previous post, I will only put some pictures of other choirs.
The Choir from U.S.A, they are the 1st champion of this event while we, PSM UIN Jakarta, are 2nd :) They were simply riveting. Truly, the best choir I've ever heard so far :")

This is The Voice Weavers, where most of the members are middle age. They got silver medal, but their performance were interesting and they are all very nice with us :)
After the Competition: 
With my bestfriend, Rahma Putri~
yes, we won the gold diploma!!
After the announcement of all winners, everyone was gathered on stage and sang together. It's Vienamese song but we already have part so we could sing it together. It was amazing and one of the most beautiful moment I've ever felt in my life






We made a circle after the announcement ended, to pray together and show our gratitude. It was beautiful and memorable. Everyone was crying of happiness :")
with Children Choir from China :D
We still have Gala Dinner with all choirs at night, but before we get to Gala Dinner Place, we had chance to have a little trip to Hoi An Ancient City. It was amazingly beautiful, they only use lampion as lighting.


Another awesome moment was when our squad were tired after a long walk around Hoi An Ancient City, so we decided to take a break and sing some random choir songs at the street. Suddenly, a lot of people and tourists stopped and watched us. Finally, the Squad decided to have a little performance there. People were so excited to see us, it was a great fun. We were dancing and singing along with the crowd, just like a musical :)


After that not-so-short break, we continued to walk to Gala Dinner place and met these Vietnam Children Choirs. We got along with them really fast and together with them, we sang that Vienamese song once again. Mostly those kids were singing while we only clap our hands, LOL.  And my friends taught them some ridiculous Indonesia's words and slang such as, "Eeee... Aaa.... e e e e... aaa!!" Those kids were so excited and kept saying it along the road. LOL, you don't have to understand Indonesia to say those phenomenal Dahsyat words :P And these kids apparently liked us a lot. They kept shouting "Indonesia - Vietnam!!" and played around with us :")

Gala Dinner Place

It was said that after you float this candle in the lake while wishing for something, your wish will come true. Well, I didn't buy myth, but I float that candle without wishing anything LOL 

It was truly a night to remember. We had so much fun and happiness, it's like after 6 months of struggling together, the gold diploma and those wonderful vacation and experience we didn't thought we would get before suddenly paid off all of our sweats. God truly pay us for our hardwork with something that's too good to be true :") Alhamdulillah...

Wassalamualaikum. Wr. Wb.
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