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girls and their wants

Influenced by a friend of mine, I decided to stop by at Blockbuster and buy (pirated) DVD of  Vicky Christina Barcelona. Blockbuster is, by the way, my new-favorite DVD shop around the neighborhood. They also have two mini theatres, which I find pretty cool. I’d love to write some review as soon as I tried the mini theatre.

Anyway, from the movie Vicky Christina Barcelona, I extracted some essence of how girls define their wants under different problematic circumstances.

  • She doesn’t know what she wants, but she knows what she doesn’t want
  • She thought she knew what she wanted
  • She knows what she wants, yet she’s too afraid to leave her fake comfort zone

I consider the ending fairly realistic, that’s why I love it. Just keep in mind, being realistic doesn’t mean we can’t define and pursue our wants. Come come, while the time is right!

Into The Wild (hand-drawn)

Into The Wild (hand-drawn), originally uploaded by sirewog.

I consider Eddie Vedder’s “Into The Wild” album as great companion for any trip, especially ones that involve going into the wild.

One important lesson learned : Happiness – only real when shared.

This is my hand-drawn version of the album’s cover, created for my mate’s birthday.

We Choose and We Are Choices Itself

Hidup penuh dengan pilihan. Setiap saat kita memilih. Mulai dari rutinitas harian seperti memilih makanan untuk sarapan, baju yang dipakai, dan rute perjalanan, hingga membuat pilihan penting yang menentukan arah hidup seperti sekolah, pekerjaan, dan pasangan. Posisi kita tidak selalu sebagai pemilih, ada kalanya kitalah yang menjadi pilihan. Baik menjadi pemilih maupun pilihan memiliki konsekuensi. Di sinilah kita harus berakrobat menyeimbangkan diri dengan arus kehidupan.

Beberapa waktu yang lalu saya menonton film “My Blueberry Nights” karya Wong Kar Wai. Sebuah film drama romansa yang tadinya saya kira film petualangan. Ya memang ada petualangan hidupnya, tapi dengan alur lambat yang membuat saya tertidur hehe. Anyway, saya suka dengan pewarnaan gambarnya. Kemudian yang paling membekas di benak saya adalah sebuah adegan percakapan di kafe beberapa saat setelah kafe tersebut tutup:

Café Owner : “At the end of every night, the cheesecake and the apple pie are always completely gone. The peach cobbler and the chocolate mousse are nearly finished. But there’s always a whole blueberry pie left untouched.”

Broken-hearted Customer : “So what’s wrong with the blueberry pie?”

Café Owner : “There’s nothing wrong with the blueberry pie. It’s just people make their choices. You can’t blame the blueberry pie. It’s just no one wants it.”