Thursday, March 28, 2013

Photo Diary : Safari Edition

Location : Taman Safari, Cisarua, Bogor
Taken by : Me (Except there's full body of mine in the pic, the the credit goes to Alin, my sister)

Enjoy!

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Mission: Give ALL the Carrots!




Alin's thumb means Mission Accomplished!

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Weird pics


"Dat Ass!"


"What you say, huh?!"


"Yoo, wassup?!"

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Amazing animals


Kesha, the white tiger.


Jennifer, the orangutan.

Please, please, we need to do something with orangutans. Last time I went to Safari, there were still a lot of orangutan babies in one cage at the Baby Zoo. But this time, I see nothing but empty cage.This makes me alarmed that orangutan is really in danger. They are too cute to extinct, right?!

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This animal is also amazing.



Nah, kidding. That's a statue. A weird one.

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All about birds







The last bird, the most gorgeous one.


Ahemm..

Next!

Oh, ya, forgot this, the Lost Bird.


When riding the Ferris Wheel, I see the bird..and then an employee below trying to lure it with bird food. I don't know whether this bird get its way back to its home or not.

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4D Experience
Oh wait! I try....ummm...Rollor Coster?!


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Ride ALL the animals.






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We come Baby Zoo!




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Taman Safari from above


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Pose of the Kids


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Dinner of the Day



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Last but not least, last but the most important, Me of the Day





Thank YOU!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Queen of the Crow

So, I was in state of not knowing what to do yesterday. I looked around my notebook archives and realized I have this one pic of Tsubasa Masuwaka, that famous gyaru model, dolly wink producer, and singer. 

Here's the pic:


I got that pic from Tumblr. The concept is really different from her usual concept which is very girly and cute, yaa, you know, gyaru concept. This time she dresses in black and has Rock-ish feeling and Gothic also. With the feather surrounds her, I see her as the Queen of the Crow. Well, anyone knows further information about this pic?

And then, the desire comes to achieve this look by playing with makeup I have. Yeah, but the main reason is I don't want to waste my EOS Blytheye Grey, the super bright grey lens I bought months ago. I reviewed it here, by the way.

Okay, so here's the version of mine :




More details, in a half face pic :


That feather on the eyes, I failed to achieve that because I don't know how to draw like those on Tsubasa's eyes. I ended up by drawing ridiculous three lines, but I asked my sister "Does this eye already look like wing?", and she said "yes". Okay, quite successful. LOL!

I also had such a hard time in drawing my brows. I drew my brows first, and then after applying eyeshadow, I realized my brow was...ummm.. over-length. So I erased it again....hahahaha....and drew it again.

These are the products I used :

Face:
1. Maybelline Clear Smooth Liquid Foundation #Ivory
2. Maybelline Clear Smooth Powder
3. Skinfood Rice Concealer #Light Beige
4. NYX Brown Eyeshadow (for shading)

Eyes:
1. NYX Triple Eyeshadow #Black, Grey, White
2. Etude Oh m'Eye Line #Black
3. NYX Pencil Eyeliner #Black
4. Of course, EOS Blytheye Grey

Lips:
1. Etude House Color Me Nude Lip Concealer
2. Maybelline Moisture Extreme Lipstick

Okay, that's all. I just wanna share my experience, not a tutorial, coz I'm just a beginner who don't know how to draw eyebrows....and wings. I end this post with my Crow Queen look in Black and White.

Monday, March 25, 2013

March Beauty Haul

Haul post is hereeee!


Bought products from Etude House, The Face Shop, and Skinfood. Yeah, still stick to Korean products. Coz the price is cheap and the quality is great. It's easy to get too.

Here's the famous Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit from Etude House. It's my second time purchasing this product. Already reviewed it here.

 

Then, New Zealand Volcanic Clay Black Head Clay Nose Pack from The Face Shop. Instead of buying many pore packs, I try to use this to get rid the blackhead.


I have the very ugly dark circles. Hope this Collagen Eye Gel Patch from Etude House will help.


Next, mask sheet. Addicted to wearing mask sheet. So calming and relaxing. This is Essence Mask Vitamin C from Etude House.


And from Skin Food, Hydro Fitting Yeast Mask Sheet. The box contains five mask sheets.


I got some free samples too.


That's all. More reviews soon. Bye!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Secret : Bu Neng Shuo De Mimi

Hey, how's life?

Mine?! Boring.

If you feel the same, I suggest you to watch a lot of movies, like what I do. I even don't remember how many movies I've watched in just two weeks. Not drama, but many different title of movies. I don't really like drama series. It's hard to start watching it, but it's even more harder to stop before the final episode. That's why I prefer a typical-two-hour movie. Recently, I'm so interested in watching Asian movies; from Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand also. Don't know, maybe kinda bored of Hollywood style.

However, watching movies doesn't always bring good things. Yaa, when watching it till the ending, and even hours after the movie ends, I kinda forget the reality. A real awkwardness happens when realizing, oh well..I'm back to my life. So, don't blame me coz sometimes I wish I'm gonna have an adventure helping dwarves, or going to wizardry school, or practicing a new jutsu, or even bumping into a good-looking and super rich guy. It's all caused by movies.

Anyway, from many Asian movies that I've watched recently, this movie grabs my attention, and grows my interest to post about it, a Taiwan movie titled 'Secret', directed and starred by the famous Jay Chou. I'd known Jay Chou as a musician, but only yesterday, I knew he's a director of his movie also.

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How'd you expect of a movie starred and directed by a famous musician?! Of course, it would be about music.

Secret tells about a young boy named Xiang Lun who is a new student of Tamkang Secondary School. He's a music student, majoring in piano. So, it's a piano secondary school! Pretty interesting!

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Its main topic is about love between two talented students, Xiang Lun and Xiao Yu. Add Qing Yi, another girl who also likes Xiang Lun, and it's gonna be a triangle school love story. A typical romantic movie, with addition of piano thingy.

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That was I thought.

But, the movie lures me to keep guessing what's actually going on. Why? First, because a movie cannot be that plain. Second, Xiao Yu is so mysterious. She keeps saying "bu neng shuo de mimi", makes everything is a secret. Third, the story offers so many clues that direct the audience to different guesses. So that must be something to be revealed.

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Possibility no.1, Xiao Yu's gonna die, cos she has asthma, and Xiang Lun and Xiao Yu are the couple who really love each other. Typical asian movie will make one of them died, and it's supposed to be Xiao Yu.

Possibility no.2, Xiao Yu's actually a ghost. You know lah, a ghost who appears only to Xiang Lun, and she falls in love with her. This possibility comes up because Xiao Yu rarely interacts to others except Xiang Lun. She also likes to skip class without being scolded by teachers, and she's often absence, doesn't come to school. Mysterious, so it makes me guess this.

But actually, the secret is in a piano piece titled 'Secret'. It brings Xiao Yu twenty years to the future whenever she plays it on the old piano at school, and brings her back whenever she plays it fast at the same place. At first, she sees it as an adventure. Knowing that only the first person she sees that will be able to see her, she always tries to see Xiang Lun, the very first person she sees on her very first trip to the future. Xiao Yu even counts how many steps to reach the classroom in which Xiang Lun usually has to study, in order to see him first. But sometimes, she fails, ends up seeing someone else. That's why she's 'absence', in Xiang Lun's view actually.

The love problem begins when Xiao Yu sees Qing Yi's kissing Xiang Lun. Being jealous, she doesn't come back to the future for five months. And then, just like a teenage girl who has love problem, she tells 'the secret' to her teacher who's also gonna be Xiang Lun's father. Yaaa, she tells everything, every details, including a magical piano piece.

The teacher (Xiang Lun's father) who thinks he cares so much about that girl, believes Xiao Yu needs extra attention cos he thinks her brain doesn't work properly somehow. So, he tells Xiao Yu's Mom, class president, and that jerk class president tells entire school that Xiao Yu is insane. No one believes her story, even her beloved teacher. She even be mocked and bullied by her class mates. Then, it's true, she becomes 'insane', psychologically damaged by the distrust. She shuts herself up, and becomes more sick due to her asthma.

Five months later, it's a graduation day. The teacher asks Xiao Yu to come out and go to school to see her friends. She, then, remembers Xiang Lun ever made a promise to her to play that Secret piano piece in graduation day (it's not gonna bring him to the future cos only playing it on the old piano that works). So, Xiao Yu heads back again to the future to meet her lover. She goes to the auditorium and sees Xiang Lun's playing Secret, as he has promised. Xiang Lun sees her, at first they smiled at each other, but Xiao Yu starts to cry and then rushes out from there. Xiang Lun stops playing and tries chase her, it makes audiences wonder what's going on. Then, Xiang Lun and Xiao Yu meet again. Xiao Yu hugs him, and Xiang Lun says "Don't leave again.". At that time, the Teacher (Xiang Lun's father) comes out and scolds him, ordering to enter the auditorium and continue his playing. Xiang Lun asks Xiao Yu to wait in the classroom, and at that time, Xiao Yu sees the bracelet which is Qing Yi's rounds Xiang Lun's arm. She thinks now Xiang Lun belongs to Qing Yi, though actually Qing Yi just lends him that bracelet as charm, wishing him luck in performing at graduation day. But, yeahh, maybe there's something's wrong in Xiao Yu's mind cos of her hard life at the past, she becomes sad and decides to go back to her life. There, she sits in the classroom, writes a message to her future lover using correction pen on the desk she used to sit.....and dies there.

The message is read by Xiang Lun who already know that Xiao Yu isn't someone who actually doesn't exist in his world. This is my best favorite scene. The message that appears by itself, how Xiang Lun panicky and frustrated tries to reply the message and communicate with Xiao Yu, and the background music, those makes the goosebumps.

Then, after knowing Xiao Yu's nonexistence, Xiang Lun begins to investigate who Xiao Yu is. He comes to her home and finds that she has died already. He also asks his father and learn from him about Xiao Yu's life.

The movie is near to the ending. Knowing the truth about Xiao Yu, Xiang Lun rushes to school, to the building where the old piano is there. The bad thing is the building is in process of the demolition, along with the old piano. It means Xiang Lun decides to be in the past in order to live with Xiao Yu without the chance to go back to his present life. With the risk of being struck down by heavy demolishing equipment, he enters the building and plays 'Secret' fast, to go back to the future. This scene is also dramatized by showing Xiang Lun's playing, the equipment crushing, and last, Xiang Lun's father is also showed to observe 'Secret' piece which Xiao Yu has given to him and find the message written by Xiao Yu is read 'to Xiang Lun'. At this time, he just realizes Xiao Yu is not fantasizing about future, it's real, and the boy is his own son. Xiang Lun's father rushes to go to school try to to stop Xiang Lun. So, there are 3 scenes appears, Xiang Lun's playing piano, the equipment's crushing down the building, and Xiang Lun's father's running to school. Goosebumps......since the piano playing is also great.

The music stops while the giant equipment struck down the wall and is ready to crush Xiang Lun into pieces. Does he make it? Does he go back to the past?

There, a door is opened, and Xiao Yu is there, sitting down, and smile. Xiang Lun, with shabby clothes and wounds, smiles back. These two couple reunites in the past. The movie ends by showing the graduation pic of Tamkang Secondary School in 1979, which Xiang Lun and Xiao Yu appears in it.

Pheww...

This movie is great. I watched it again after I watched it. LOL! And I showed to my friend, asked her to watch it, and she rewatched it again right after she finished watching it. So, I watched this movie four times in just three days. LOL!

Secret has a well written and thoughtful plot. I said this movie is tidily arranged and produced. Once
you know the 'secret', you really want to watch the whole scenes by already knowing how it ends.

There are some points though that disturbs my mind.

How can Xiang Lun appears in the graduation pic when supposedly only Xiao Yu that is able to see him? That's the mystery.

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And then, how pity is Xiang Lun's father! My friend kept pitying him because Xiang Lun leave him alone in the present. But I kept thinking he may deserves it because of his disbelieving of Xiao Yu. Well, it may be impossible to happen. Right, that's right! But it's unforgivable to consider someone as a crazy because they have that kinda impossible story in their mind. That's my opinion. Sometimes I think there's no crazy person, but they're crazy because everyone keeps saying they're crazy and environment believes that.

Well, okay! Time to end this post. Watch this movie, highly recommended.

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