Saturday, March 31, 2007

A Tribute To Chrisye

Everyone in Indonesia knows Chrisye (Chrismansyah Rahadi). He was a famous Indonesian male singer with unique voice and nice-to-listen songs. He also wrote songs. Chrisye, the unique singer, passed away yesterday early morning after suffering from lung cancer for about three years.

Like many Indonesians in their 40's or 50's, I grew up with Chrisye. His songs colored our high-school and university years and oh, our working years, too. From Lilin-Lilin Kecil (song and lyric by James F. Sundah), followed with Guruh-Gypsy album, Jurang Pemisah, Badai Pasti Berlalu, Sabda Alam, Percik Pesona and so on. Chrisye and friends offered a new taste of Indonesian pop music, back then in the end of the 70's. Chrisye was, is and will be everybody's favorite male singer of all time.

As for Endra and me, Chrisye's show in Solo back in 1994, brought special memories to us. We lived in Yogya then, and that night we drove from Yogya to Solo (about 60 km) vv only to watch Chrisye's performance there. I think many of Chrisye's fans in Yogya did the same thing that night. I didn't know much about Endra during those days, however I found out that he liked Chrisye and he was willing to drive to Solo for the event. Nice talk during the trip and Chrisye's performance was special. Hmm.. what sweet memories.

Chrisye, thank you for accompanying our days with your special voice and songs. Thank you for your dedication to Indonesian pop music. May your soul rest in peace.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Google Homepage: Now With Theme

Customized Google homepage, which reminds me of My Yahoo!, now come with selectable theme. There are 7 themes to choose for your Google homepage: classic, beach, bus stop, city scape, sweet dreams, tea house and seasonal scape, bringing your Google page a fresher look and more fun to wander around.Hmmm..., I am just wondering that maybe PC or Windows users have been enjoying the service for some time. And we, Mac users, just got it now, a bit late as usual... ;)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Testing SE k800i B-)

Starting today, browsing the net would be in landscape mode. feel like using iPhone? Nice try matrix..

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

π Day - Pi Day

Π Greek capital letter pi
π Greek small letter pi
ϖ Greek pi symbol
ℿ Double-struck capital pi
(Source: Character Palette of International Input Menu in MacOSX System Preferences)

March 14 is a day to celebrate pi (3.14) number. Result of searching pi day in Google could look like this.

Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Germany. Endra and I wedded on March 14, 1998 in Jakarta. No connection, huh! Except our anniversaries fall on pi day! 9 years, alhamdulillaah.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

View of A Local @ The Travel Cooler

It all began when Anni Poulsen leaving comments on this blog last October. Unfortunately, I had just noticed the messages last February after switching to the new version of Blogger. After we emailing each other for a while, finally I submited my answers to Anni, and taraaaa..... there's View of a Local from Jakarta/Java @ The Travel Cooler! (However, after reviewing the interview, I wish I could tell more and more about Jakarta, Java and Indonesia. Uh, I hadn't written about this, about that and that and that and.... )