Monday, July 5, 2010

No one knows about Persian cats, do they?

I remember my mother has five or more, maybe ten, Persian carpets. They have been carefully stocked up somewhere inside our stockroom where maybe-useful-in-the-future-items or so as my mother would always says about those abandoned chairs, big pots, books, are kept. They are beautiful, those Persian carpets.

Carpet is not the only thing beautiful comes from Persia, or Iran. They also have music, and not only the one with Rebana, I used to practice them when I was a little girl. They have Indie-rock, jazz, heavy metal, and even rap! And in this movie, we could see (and hear) those Arctic Monkey-ish sound played by some young Iranian who live a free but fearful life.

Music is easy yet so complicated here in Iran, a country in which a girl is prohibited to sing alone in public or where you can get arrested by simply playing some guitars and drums. Music, if it is not fit in the society norms, is a crime.



You want underground? this is the real deal here in Iran. You would see how this young Iranian struggle for their music, music by their own definition, not by law, not by society, not by government.

video
trailer

p.s. i can't believe you can't be seen with a dog in public in Iran or else everybody can stop your car and throw your dog away just like that! awww... breaks my heart.

p.s. the director, Bahman Ghobadhi, made another very very very nice movie, Turtle Can Fly, you might want to check it out also.

p.s. they can't have party in Iran, or else they might end up in jail, or hospital, or cemetery.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Why do You create us differently if You only want to be worshipped in one way?"

i watched cin(T)a last night, together with my boyfriend. me, happens to be a Moslem, watched this movie with a Catholic boyfriend :) as the result, i can easily relate myself to this movie.

and Cina, probably the only character from local movies i was instantly falling in love with, except for Rangga from Ada Apa Dengan Cinta, but i was just a naive young teenage girl back then in 2002, i mean, who doesn't want to have a super romantic, cold blooded poet as a boyfriend? right? or no... :D

ok, back to cin(T)a, i think could quote all the lines from those meaningful dialogues between Cina and Annisa to my father... hmmm... and perhaps he would understand us.

ok, did i mention that this almost 2 hours long movie only has two characters (ok, three but God does not have dialogue) and i did not feel bored, not even for a sec (well, you need to have sharp ears when it comes to Annisa because she speaks as if she was made of feather, but i love her anyway)



"Cina and Annisa love God
and God loves them both
But Cina and Annisa cannot love each other
because they call God by different names"

visit the official site cin(T)a
sneak peek the trailer on Youtube - Trailer cin(T)a
and go buy the original DVD and consume it, take the very core of it, that it is God that we must worship not religion, yeah! (ah, sok puguh saya mah, hehe)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

to : you




love, lia.

Friday, June 25, 2010

dear deers in the fake zoo,


you are saved
you are safe, aren't you?


you are happy, aren't you?

Monday, June 21, 2010

island in the sun











it was a sunny sunny day in Sundak, 2 hours driving from Jogja was worth every sun-flare we had! fufufun!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

sky

















“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to
experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a
position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for
granted.” - Bill Bryson

so goddamn true .



can i write "Traveller" as my job?

Sunday, June 13, 2010

blur

bulan ini sangat berat
ada beberapa kehilangan
dan keputusan yang terlalu takut diambil

dan gila yang lama-lama menjadi
:)








...and everything looks blurry.

Friday, June 11, 2010

ladies

i always love girls who play instruments. i love Kim Gordon, Johanna Fateman from Le Tigre, Frau our local hero here, The Organ, Amy Millan from Stars, CSS, Smoosh, Peggy Wang from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Vivian Girls, Sharin Foo from The Raveonettes.. well... i basically just love girls, period. why i love girls more than i love boys? why? hmm...

anyway, here's the latest video from my all time favorite band, Magneta Lane!!! yeaaahhhh!!! after a quite long pause, finally they're back! and this video is just surreal! and the song is just beautiful in sorta dark way, they always persistent with their beautiful but dark lyrics and songs, and yeah! women power!

video
Magneta Lane - LADY BONES

please visit their website MAGNETA LANE

i really want to know how does it feel to go out, wandering on the street, naked! haha! i guess, it wouldn't happen in near time. but meanwhile, i know exactly how it feels to go out wandering on the street wearing rain coat, even though it wasn't rain at all, haha.



ciao!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bapak

a good old friend lost his father

hmmm... my deepest condolence to him, hope he's doing ok because i simply couldn't imagine how does it feel to lose a father

love you, Bapak :)


Bapakku ngganteng yooo? Ibukku yo ho'oh, ayu meeennn .... ;)

Monday, June 7, 2010

to : you

you like the idea of us breaking up, dont you?

reuse your plastic bag!



i hope more and more stores give their customers sucha useful plastic bag.just like the one on us. we put it to hide our ugly hideous terrible faces and as we pose like two retarded we actually promoting stop global warming act, right? or no?

no, it's not pre wedding photograph, and yes, i am quite dysfunctional lately posting useless pictures, and so the man standing beside me and. awkward kids are awkward.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


seperti kuda sembrani yang hilang kepalanya


kamu yang memakan

Thursday, June 3, 2010

dress down for sunday

you know how much i love my boyfriend?
i'm too in love with him, you'd see me wearing his clothes from time to time








t-shirt : boyfriend's
leopard shorts : boyfriend's boxer shorts (i know, it's kinda gross, but trust me, after 5 years being together with a person, nothing is too gross to wear, haha)
shoes and bag : local brand

did i just post an all-free look again? i did, didn't i? oh, no... next time better, promise :D

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

thrift

hi there faceless ones
so, i know that this blog will never ever be a fashion blog whatsoever because obviously i know nothing about fashion. i mean, i love do shopping in... thrift stores! haha. how fashionable is that?

anyway, i love the excitements and surprises i got from these used-clothes stores, from time to time i found some nice nice items which only cost me 10.000 - 30.000 idr. haha!

one of my latest findings is this keffiyeh blazer, whoa, it's like one of a kind item!








keffiyeh blazer : thrift store
john lennon imagine t-shirt : thrift store
lace legging : local store (i got this for free by the way, because it has a tiny tiny hole)
shoes : local store(i also got this one for free)
bag : vintage (my mom's)

Oh my! my first ever look on this blog, and i post some all-free and thrifted outfits! shame on me. sorry, next time better, promise.

so, have a great first week in June, salam!




*smooch

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

bye Miss Diana

Miss Diana has found her other-part, her soul-mate, and my strong will to save all the money i got from selling this camera has failed successfully, haha.

so, Diana F+ is sold! These pictures below are the very last memories taken with Diana. gonna miss you, Miss D!



taken by boyfriend



taken by boyfriend



taken by me

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Miss Diana and Mr. Fujica

you know how boys typically get obsessed with their hobbies...

so here's the thing, my boyfriend used to be obsessed with Sonic Youth, Koil, Weezer, Yeahyeahyeahs, etc.
and then he changed his mind, all he ever wanted was to be a papercrafter
and for sometimes, he did some collages
the other time, he was drowned in writing poems and prose and some craps
and he also went through japan-o-gaga-ramalamadingdong obsession
well, this list can go forever

last year, i took photography class, and i learned some basic in photography, and voila! he had a new hobby! he bought this toycam, Diana F+, and next thing i know we were on the street, wandering with his brand new camera and Fujica MPX 105, took pictures, and had so muuuchoooosss fuuuunnnooosss

unfortunately, we are selling the camera right now, Diana F+, because i'm dying to have SLR, and i need some more moneyhoney. i hope somebody somewhere meant to be together with this darling Diana.

here are some images taken with Miss Diana


taken by meehee


taken by him


taken by him


taken by him

and for Mr. Fujica i said previously


taken by meeheee

look, he's just a little boy trapped in an old and weary body. haha.

boys and their hobbies

so, once my boyfriend got obsessed with papercraft, he was all about coreldrawing, cutting, and gluing the pattern, haha. here's one of the final result of all that mess.



yeah...that is me! papercrafted by my bf.
boys...and their hobbies...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

kyo



meet kyo, she is a shy one. i think it is true, that in some certain points, your dog turns out to be just like you.

goodbye sadbye

life.



alone.



together.



come and go.



life.



goodbye sadbye.