Friday, September 23, 2005

Horoscope says..

You're feeling less born to be wild and more born to be mild. You're not sick -- you simply need a change of pace is all. Respect your body and your mind and give them what they're asking for -- a day off -- and don't force yourself into going at a breakneck pace simply because it's what you think you should be doing. After all, like any kind of high-performance equipment, you need lots of maintenance and care in order to keep running.

a day off?.. certainly, for tomorrow is saturday... needless to say.
high-performance equipment?? hmm.. or is it just worn-out ? me

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

dicobian heula #4

try again..

dicobian heula #4

try again..

dicobian heula #3

still from dashblog.. and the rss-feed worked (it took time)..

Dicobian heula #2

nothing happens :(

dicobaan heula

good morning san fransisco!

(i'm typing this from dashblog.. just wanna check the rss-feed..ready?.. post!)

Monday, September 12, 2005

I apologize to the painter for not having his/her name here. If you happen to know the painter's name, please let me know, and I will put the painter's name here. Thank you.

Yesterday, reading Kompas Minggu, my eyes stumbled upon a picture of Mona Lisa wearing kebaya and jarik batik, with her hand holding a book of Serat Jawi, written in a honocoroko or Javanese writing system. (Thanks to my father who had read the writing for me). Another modification of Mona Lisa, I presume. I always admire Leonardo da Vinci, so everytime my eyes stumble upon something related to him, my radar works. However, an interpretation of the painting can be found in the article of the newspaper.

Another thing related to Leonardo da Vinci is the famous Dan Brown's book: The Da Vinci Code. Endra and I saw the book at the newest Kinokuniya Bookstore at Pondok Indah Mall 2, yesterday. What we saw was the illustrated edition of the book. It will be easier to follow the story line if there are illustrations in the book. The book is beautifully illustrated and more expensive (of course!) than the paperback edition. We've already had the paperback edition of the book at home.

Speaking of paperback edition, last July I bought Bill Clinton's My Life only for Volume I. The Early Years in paperback edition. It was the last one on the display arena at Kinokuniya Bookstore - Senayan Plaza. There's no full version (not separated into two volumes) nor Volume II available in the store, then. Only this one left and a stack of hard-cover edition. I'd long to read Bill Clinton's book since I had read Hillary Clinton's Living History. I didn't want to miss the chance reading the book, so I bought this last Volume I. Buying a hard-cover edition? Oh no! It was and still is too expensive for me! (KDG... Kecian Deh Gue....., pity me..)

And yesterday, at Kinokuniya, Endra saw the Volume II. The Presidential Years of Bill Clinton's book. And unfortunately: there's the full version of the book! in paperback edition! D'oh... what a fate (?).. (maksudnya: duh.., nasib....!!). If I knew then, I'd rather wait a month or two to buy this full-version paperback edition. However, I bought this Volume II of Bill Clinton's book.

And Endra? He bought iCon by Jeffrey S. Young and William L. Simon, a book about his long-time idol: Steve Jobs.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

How The Lord Created Woman

Kuniyoshi ca. 1840-1850 "Mirror of Wise and Courageous Woman"

By the time the Lord made woman,
he was into his sixth day of working overtime.
An angel appeared and said,
"Why are you spending so much time on this one?"
And the Lord answered, "Have you seen my spec sheet on her?
She has to be completely washable, but not plastic,
have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable
and able to run on diet coke and leftovers,
have a lap that can hold four children at one time,
have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee
to a broken heart and she will do everything
with only two hands."

The angel was astounded at the requirements.
"Only two hands!? No way!
And that's just on the standard model?
That's too much work for one day.
Wait until tomorrow to finish."
"But I won't," the Lord protested.
"I am so close to finishing this creation that is so
close to my own heart.
She already heals herself when she is sick
AND can work 18 hour days."

The angel moved closer and touched the woman.
"But you have made her so soft, Lord."
"She is soft," the Lord agreed,
"but I have also made her tough.
You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish."
"Will she be able to think?", asked the angle.
The Lord replied,
"Not only will she be able to think,
she will be able to reason and negotiate."
The angel then noticed something,
and reaching out, touched the woman's cheek.
"Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this mode.
I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one."
"That's not a leak,"
the Lord corrected, "that's a tear!"
"What's the tear for? the angle asked.
The Lord said, "The tear is her way of expressing her joy,
her sorrow, her pain, her dissaippointment, her love,
her loneliness, her grief and her pride."
The angel was impressed.
"You are a genius, Lord.
You thought of everything!
Woman is truly amazing."
And she is!
Women have strengths that amaze men.
They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.
They don't take "no" for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about
a birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they think there is no
strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss
can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.
They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideals.
They give moral support to their family and friends.
Women have vital things to say and everything to give.


Quoted from Didiet's (ti80) posting in the mailing-list. Thanks 'Diet.