Nov 30, 2007

sid vicious and the sex pistols

i'm not going to yap about the sex pistols and SID VICIOUS like an expert on them since i just listened to ONE of their songs, YESTERDAY.
i just wanna comment on SID VICIOUS.

if you guys realised, when i posted the entry Diaries, NANA and BLAME!, Ren (Nana's boyfriend), looks a lot like SID VICIOUS. in fact, he was modeled after SID VICIOUS. previously in the Black Stone/Blast (Nana's band), Ren played the bass like SID VICIOUS too.


SID VICIOUS was the bassist of The Sex Pistols. born in May 10 1957, and died on February 2 1979, due to heroin overdose. quoted from wikipedia:
Manager Malcolm McLaren once claimed "if Rotten is the voice of punk, then VICIOUS is the attitude". Alan Jones described SID as "[having] the iconic punk look (...) SID, on image alone, is what all punk rests on.

but the trouble with SID VICIOUS was:

John Lydon/Johnny Rotten (the Pistols' vocalist) later recalled: "The first rehearsals with SID were hellish. Everyone agreed he had the look. SID tried real hard... but boy, he couldn't play bass."

and he still couldn't play bass, even when they recorded their one and only studio-recorded album : Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols.

Due to VICIOUS' lack of musical ability, the bass parts on Never Mind the Bollocks were performed by others, including Glen Matlock, brought back as a session musician, Glen Thomas and Steve Jones. According to Jones: "SID wanted to come down and play on the album, and we tried as hard as possible not to let him anywhere near the studio. Luckily he had hepatitis at the time".Although VICIOUS did record on one occasion, his contribution was later over-dubbed. Jones recalls: "We just let him do it, innit. When he left I dubbed another part on, leaving SID's down low. I think it might be barely audible on the track".

it's not like i wanna do SID-bashing or something (he's dead, and even if he's alive he would be an old man, and i don't give a damn actually whether he can play music or not), it's just i wanna comment on fans attitude towards him.

he's not a great musician. he's just a celebrity with a lot of scandals that catapulted him to stardom! what good is a bassist that can't play bass? and okay, i admit, he's cute. my current wallpaper is his pictures. but then again, he's NOT a god, nor he was a GOOD punk musician, he's just the IMAGE of punk. it's like the mascot of The Sex Pistols. yeah, mascot. like the Ronald McDonald is the mascot of McDonald's.

and yeah, i wrote this out of anger when my image of SID VICIOUS was shattered by wikipedia. if my facts are wrong, sue wikipedia. i took all the quotation from there.

peace y'all.

Nov 27, 2007

lessons learned from friends

i know i don't have the ability to write like raje. or even make my life sound interesting like aisyah. but i'll try my best to express the gratitude i felt over meeting my friends...

where should i start?
maybe i'll go with primary school friends..

when i was in primary school, i was one of the popular girls. well, kinda. i think. haha! maybe because we only have around 120 students per batch, and most of us has been in the same school from standard 1 until 6. what my primary school friends taught me:

  • you can get good friends regardless of academic results
  • prefects are mostly jerks (haha!i'm a prefect too.. :P)
  • don't mess with girls, we are scary
  • friendship doesn't last forever, but it does last for 11 years or more XD XD
  • then, i moved on to lower secondary school. made more friends, but mostly i hang out with my own crowd. and i'm not that popular in lower secondary..haha! maybe it is now i started showing my weirdness and my deviation from the crowds..most of my friends now are from same class, as we have less time socializing during school hours, and i don't get to meet my schoolmates outside school time. but here's what i got during my 3 years of lower secondary:

  • same interests can bind you through the barrier of languages, races and classes (all of my close friend during lower secondary are chinese, and they are from different class from me, i mean, school class, not social class)
  • boys can cause a huge war among girls (one of the reasons why i'm not close with the malay girls)
  • cliques are fun, but at the same time, cruel
  • crowds are for the popular, the boring, and the one without principles (haha!!kidding, kidding!)

  • time for upper secondary. and the girl who can't do anything tried to live on her own in a boarding school. me, who are used to living with guys (i got two brothers, and we're close) suddenly surrounded by girls, and gossips. girls do gossip a lot! but that's one of the fun part i guess..XD XD XD.. the lessons i picked up here:

  • don't let the crowd get you. high schools are cruel place, but people changed once they've left school.
  • being different is fun, unique and memorable. i mean, how many girls can claimed they've been chased by teacher for playing fireworks and mercun at midnight???
  • good friends are easy to find, if you know where and how. i got lots of good friends here, and we still contact each other.
  • guys held such a tight string over girls. most of girls perspective are shaped by guys (that's what i found out in high school)

  • wow! i've left school! now i'm in intec, preparing for my big debut in university. i still have lots of fun, and suddenly, guys are being good to me! here's what i find out:

  • good guys are easy to find. serious.
  • being yourself have a lot of benefits, i.e you don't know that the cute guy next door like wacky girls, nor do you know that the quite girl over there really likes hanging out with loudmouths.
  • looks can be deceiving. in a good way. you never know that the clever girl likes japanese music, or the macho looking guy has an obsession with manga and anime..
  • being active can broaden your perspective, and got you a vast diversity of friends. i mean, if i don't join the theater, do you think i can be that close to didi???

  • aahh..finally the time have come for me to enter the university...i have a lot of good friends here, and the lessons i've learned seems to repeat themselves.. so no new lessons learned except:

  • i didn't know seniors can be this interesting or this good to juniors!!!
  • older doesn't mean more mature. this apply to most male seniors.
  • actually, this post was meant to tell about all my close friends (especially aisyah and raje), but i don't know why it turned out this way..hmmm


    well, i think one of the best thing that had happened to me is to go to that boarding school. coz there i met a lot of wonderful persons (aisyah, raje, kuzi, anet, lie, mimi, wan ali, rezuan aspar, etc), and i learned to tone down my wackiness so i can survive in the harsh world of university life. and another best thing that happened to me was intec!! God, i basically partied everyday there!! XD XD XD. it was helluva fun, and damn interesting, with lots of different mix of people, unlike the boring life of my uni...hahaha!!

    but then again, if i don't come here, i wouldn't befriended all the siencrutz members, and intan, and syazwan, and jernih.. and i wouldn't be posting the picture of luqman in my blog..hmmmm... XD XD XD

    Nov 25, 2007

    random rambling

    takuya of UVERworld:

    luqman of UGM:

    they look a tad bit similar it's scary...not to mention i do have a crush on takuya..>_< ps: sorry izzah!!aku tak minat luqman!sumpah!!seyes!! cuma time aku kena demam UVERworld yang melampau je aku ushar dia!uhuks....>_< pps: i do not have a crush on him!!beside's he's my friend's boyfriend!!it's only i'm having takuya craze!!

    Nov 24, 2007


    takuro's A string could i break the 2nd thickest string of a giutar is a mystery..damn!and i only practiced a little bit tonight!not to mention i'll be having futsal match and no time to buy that dreaded string! argh!!!

    ps:kesalahan ejaan "guitar" adalah disengajakan..Uchuujin spelled it that way..i'm just following his style. XD

    Nov 23, 2007

    tell me again why i switched to blogspot?

    well..this is just me trying to vent my anger at the slow connection from my internet provider to this site.

    i switched blog from friendster to here coz it's like an impossible task for me to post a blog...i mean, loading takes forever!!and if that's not enough, then we'll have the "problem loading page" thingy showing right in front of my face.

    example of how sucky my internet connection to friendster server is, i'm currently trying to read a friend's blog, and it's still loading after more than five pages of online manga. sucks, isn't it?

    and i also have almost the same problem with blogspot, although not that severe. it's just that i'm having problems reading/posting comments. why is that happened i don't know. maybe it's due to the suckiness of my internet connection despite the amount i payed.. heck!!it's more expensive than streamyx, but the quality makes you wanna cry... to those who complain bout streamyx quality, please remember that us in indonesia we have to pay more than twice the price to get the same service quality.. DAMN!


    Nov 21, 2007

    me,music,manga,anime .animecan i make an album out of these? like L.A.M.B of Gwen? it'll be like isn't it?
    i'm just rambling bout two of my long time obsession and one currently added.
    which one is which? manga and anime is long time, and music is just current. suddenly i felt like i wanna explain why i'm obsessed with all these three. let's roll!!

    first manga that caught my attention:

    DRAGON BALL. serious. it was the Dragon Ball. all 43 volumes of it. storyline and illustration by Akira Toriyama, it's considered as one of the legendary manga series. you can still find the merchandise of Dragon Ball up until now. serious. i'm not kidding..even tho Goku probably be a real old man by now... why i like it? action-packed and uncluttered drawing. i's one of the few manga without much of unneeded screen tone every where. well..even tho in DBZ the story becomes draggy and worst in GT...but it's the anime's fault!!not the manga!! the manga was cool even until the last box where Goku flew off to godforsaken where to train with the reincarnated Majin Buu.

    first anime that caught my attention:

    can't remember..honestly i can't remember...i think might be Fruits Basket or Full Metal's not really the first anime that caught my attention, its more like the anime that got me back to watching animes. i stopped watching any after the disappointment in Chinese-dubbed Saiyuki shown in 8TV. the dub was horrible, with crappy subtitle, i'd rather kill myself than watching that shown on tv. why can't they just leave the original japanese and dubbed it in bahasa melayu?? hearing sha gojyo speaking chinese in that horrid, horrid voice was just pure torture....

    first music that make me go crazy:

    L'Arc~en~Ciel. need i to explain more?? i fell in love with the album REAL, and then..wham!there's no turning back. period. the music, pulled me into a world called J-Rock (japanese rock) and convert me to a hardcore fan girl. notice the word : "HARDCORE". because of L'Arc, i'm into other bands like UVERworld and ORANGE RANGE. two totally different bands with music so different from L'Arc. heck i even took music lessons because of this band! i started writing my "things" due to influences of the lyrics written by them...aarghh!!

    Nov 20, 2007

    i fall in love with the kiss... guys didn't read it wrong.. i fell in love with the kiss.. kiss given by 4 very much older guys, and i absolutely obsessed with all of them.

    haha!! kay,kay!! i'm cutting the crap!

    first, i'm talking bout L'Arc~en~Ciel...the band that you see at my links..yes, it's a band, not just some random videos uploaded. for those who don't know L'Arc~en~Ciel , you can google bout them. i won't be the one telling you who the hell are they for 100th times..i mean, t
    here's a lot of sites dedicated to them already, and i'm just one of the later fans that don't really know much bout them.

    kay..back to my title: FALL IN LOVE WITH THE KISS

    what is KISS? like i said, given by 4 talented (but perverted..urgh) old men. easily said, latest, the very latest album by L'Arc~en~Ciel.
    official released date : 21 NOVEMBER 2007
    album: KISS
    11th album from the band L'Arc~en~Ciel, which consists of hyde (vocal), tetsu (bassist/band leader), ken (guitarist), yukihiro (drum)
    but it leaked on the 19.

    haha...currently available for downloads..and i'm one of the impatient fans that can't wait for two more days. cool cover huh?

    here's the track listing:

    2. Pretty girl
    4. Suna Dokei
    5. spiral
    8. Umibe
    9. The Black Rose
    10. Link -KISS Mix-
    11. Yuki no Ashiato
    12. Hurry Xmas

    uhh...and i'm still having a hard time to make my ranking of fav tracks...but honestly, to me, this album is much, much, much better than AWAKE...maybe that album is too heavy for me.. too full of questions bout life and all..

    gawwdddd........KISS is soooo....addictive...I'm currently listening to Umibe when i'm writing this..and seriously, the guitar, is mesmerizing, and hyde's voice is already back to his old heart wrenching style of singing...way way wayyyyy better than previous SMILE or AWAKE...not to mention my current favourites of Daybreak's Bell and MY HEART DRAWS A DREAM...even SEVENTH HEAVEN sounds good now..damn!! and i have a lot of favourites too from this album...

    ahh...tak sia-sia order three times!!!hehe!!

    oh... and here's the ad for KISS:

    yeah...they're a bunch of retarded old men...XD XD XD XD
    (OBSERVE the first part of picture, where hyde's "sweetly kissing" tetsu...and the second part, ken is making disgusted face at yukihiro's "romantic kiss"...WAHAHAHAHA!!)
    and before i forget, CONGRATS TETSU FOR GETTING MARRIED!!GOD, FINALLY!!!I THOUGHT YOU'RE A GAY!!HAHAHA!!no, no...i'm just kidding...

    Nov 12, 2007

    blackout in jackal!!!


    Jalan Kaliurang (Jackal) blacked out. i lived around that area, so my house has no electricity from 4pm till 9pm.

    the reason:

    rain + wind = wonder it blacked out for sooo longgg....

    and this also happened :

    this lane is really next to my house...and never ever before the lane was used as the main road. because of the fallen billboard the road was temporarily closed and all the vehicles (buses and trucks included) had to use this teeny weeny lane....

    yep. first time ever a blackout in Jackal was this hectic (?). but it was cool though. i went out tonight with intan to everywhere with the excuse of finding functional ATMs. me, riding a bike at night with one of the rear mirror missing, and the brake doesn't function properly, and lots of other vehicles around me. plus with a passenger behind me. sounds like a recipe for disaster. good thing we came back alive and in one piece with no damage to the machine..phew..

    *all pictures are courtesy of intan

    ps: my shoes in the shoe rack got wet.

    Nov 10, 2007

    i should just delete my friendster account

    seems like i really hate friendster nowadays. dunno why...maybe because the difficulty for me to login or maybe because i saw the pointlessness of having just a page that doesn't really say anything bout your recent activities..

    and someone had started abusing friendster's bulletin board. i mean, i can accept all those stupid questionnaires posted (coz i enjoy doing them too)...but i don't get the point of sending private messages using bulletin board. like...hello!!! if you're too lazy to open the person's page to send a message, then don't!! you're just making my board overcrowded and at the same time spreading your what ever problems to the world...

    dammit. stupid idiotic people with no sense whatsoever. ARGH!!!

    ps: tiredness + rain = the feeling of killing someone

    Nov 9, 2007

    a mouse in the house

    a few days ago when i was having dinner with intan at my sort of rented house, suddenly she went quiet. and she asked me:
    * " rean, kamu lihat nggak yang tadi tuh?"
    "nampak ape?"

    oh we scramble out and checked our rooms to make sure we both closed the doors. and i just arrived in the nick of time to see the rat/mouse trying to climb up to my room using those cloth hanger thingy..(alah..penyidai besi yg portable tuh...). so i banged the hanger, the mouse fell down and ran towards next door. well, the next door room was empty...but seeing the creature climbing the door made me kicked the door. and the mouse fall once again but ran towards intan. she made some commotion which made the mouse to run back to the empty room.

    well...mbak ellin kept watch on the mouse movement for us while we continue our dinner (but not in peace). then yu im came and saved the night. she scared the mouse downstairs and made sure it ran straight into the gutter. all the time, all of us was praying that the mouse wouldn't get in into any occupied rooms...

    well..see how thing so small can cause a commotion so big? not to mention i was really really geli with that stupid tikus... dang...

    * notice how the two of us speak in two different language? she in indonesian and me, malay..

    ps: sudden rain is definitely not allowed...

    Nov 8, 2007

    a mysterious man

    i got a mysterious missed calls from an unknown number yesterday. being me, my phone went dead all day and i don't even realize it until i woke up this morning. so what i actually got was reports saying i got missed calls from that alien number. and that number called me again once this morning.

    since it called me lots of time without me actually picking it up, i thought it was something or someone important. i mean, it could be my guitar instructor calling to cancel the lesson, or my classmate for things that had to do with today's tutorial. so i called the number back. three times. nobody pick it up.

    and tonight, i missed the call from that mystery number again (seems like I'm not sensitive to my phone at all). so i called back. finally i got through. the voice that greeted me was not one that i know. or knew. or whatever. and it's a he. i asked who, he didn't answer, and i asked how he got my number, he said it's through his friend.

    hm. i didn't know my number's being sold now... and he said he wanted to know me, so i said, i didn't know him. and i wasted 3 minutes worth of credit for something useless. guys who are afraid to meet me face to face to know me better has no place in my life.

    i don't need cowards. so you guys out there, i maybe look like this, but i don't come cheap. if you want to know me get ready to face me and get through my barricades of girlfriends. so suck it up man!!

    ps: i hate secret admirers..

    Nov 7, 2007

    junking away!!!

    what happen when you add me and a pc together?

    well nothing happen.

    that's it. nothing happen as i keep on sticking my but on the chair surfing the net day and night and letting my eyesight gets worst as i keep on staring at the screen. hmm.

    me plus a tv and game console?

    i wouldn't study. period.

    i'm just evaluating my actions if i bought those things. heh.

    ps: now it's not only my shoes get wet, but my pants too...dang!

    Nov 4, 2007

    so, you wanna be a rockstar, eh?

    i bought an a guitar last thursday. just got it back from being tuned yesterday. it's a Yamaha C360 model. i dunno whether it's a classical or acoustic guitar or whatever, but i'm sure it doesn't use electric, since it's not an electric guitar. and it's not exactly new either, a used guitar, but it does look new.

    my journey to be a good guitar player starts now, and it's a long, long way still. i can't do even the finger exercise properly let alone play a decent song altogether. so bear with me. maybe in 3 months time i'll be able to play a L 'Arc~en~Ciel song. maybe i need longer time, or maybe i'll only take up a month or two.

    it's cold today. i should do my lab report now, or maybe i'll just get it done tonight.

    ps: i still hate wet shoes

    Nov 3, 2007

    staring in front of the pc doing nothing

    here i am, writing blog when i should be getting ready to class.
    listening to Glay's Rock n Roll Swindle and laughing my ass of to Onegai Senorita's video clips. it's raining outside, and i really don't want to get my shoes wet. sigh.

    dream lasts for so long even after you've awaken.

    ps: my shoes did get wet..on my way back

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    Nov 1, 2007


    I wear a mask
    Your's I saw hanging in the bedroom
    The skin of the person next to me doesn't match his face
    Everybody wears a mask
    Don't dare deny it

    so real it's the truth
    so light it's unnoticed
    of comfort it's needed
    so secure can't live without

    My masks are various
    some look brand new, others had seen better days
    I don't even look in the mirror
    Without wearing one

    Sometimes I wonder
    How do I look underneath layers of masks
    I can't remember
    The last time I'm not wearing any

    I miss my own face
    If I shatter this deception
    Will it show a face
    full of regret?