16 April 2011

Postingan Sebelum Spring Break

Besok, Sabtu 16 April 2011, Spring Break libur musim semi untuk semua Public School di Arlington County, kota Arlington, Virginia.

Keluarga gue liburan ini nyewa Beach House di North Carolina. Emang sih ngga sekeren temen-temen gue yang pada ke Florida, California, San Fransisco, New York, dan sebagainya. Tapi tetep seneng kok bisa liburan sama keluarga.

2 minggu terakhir ini gue lagi sibuk sama 2 hal : "Crooked" dan Ultimate

"Crooked" ini salah satu school play (alias drama sekolah) di sekolah gue. Orang-orang terdekat gue di sini dari dulu udah sering menyarankan untuk involve di drama sekolah, karena theater department di sekolah gue emang keren banget. Tapi gue ngga ada waktu dan ngga ada keberanian untuk mulai (hahaha). Trus suatu hari gue baca flyer di sekolah tentang drama ini, dan di flyer itu ditulis (kira-kira bahasa Indonesianya begini nih) : "Barang siapa yang tertarik untuk bantuin Crooked, silakan hubungi Cassandra Kendall" karena waktu itu gue udah ada waktu karena musim basket udah selesai, jadi lah gue menghubungi si Cassandra, dan tau-tau gue udah jadi Assistant Stage Manager. Pastinya gue belajar banyak hal. Mulai dari etos kerja umum seperti disiplin, cekatan, dll, sampai hal-hal yang tentang play production yang gue ngga pernah tau sebelumnya (Bikin property list, peroperty, table, run list???!!!). Drama nya main tanggal 29-30 April dan 1 Mei. Doain sukses yaa :)

Kalo Ultimate ini olahraga baru yang gue tekuni sejak musim gugur yang lalu, selain basket tentunya, hehe. Bukannya gue ngga cinta sama pembaca blog gue, tapi emang ribet kalo nerangin Ultimate ini olah raga macam apa, jadi ke setiap orang yang nanya, gue selalu bilang, "Silakan di google."ULTIMATE FRISBEE"" dan Wikipedia emang menerangkan dengan sangat baik. Intinya olahraga ini lempar-lemparan disc "frisbee" main goal nya adalah disc sampe di ujung lain lapangan (agak mirip sama American Football). Yang bikin gue seneng....

Jadi ada 3 level tim:
Varsity (level tertinggi, paling jagoan, isinya Seniors, which is banyak temen-temen gue, dan beberapa juniors),
Junior Varsity (level kedua tertinggi, isinya sophomores dan juniors),
dan Newbie (Isinya para pendatang baru. Ngga tau apa-apa tentang ultimate, ngga bisa ngelempar. Isinya Freshmen dan sophomores).
Pertama datang, pastinya gue latihan sama newbie dong. Seru sih dan gue senang karena gue jadi superior banget di tim itu,  karena rata-rata mereka lebih payah dari gue, baik teknik main maupun kemampuan fisik. Terus minggu lalu pelatihnya ngomong ke gue dan bilang dia pengen gue main untuk JV alias junior varsity. Hehehe. Jadi seneng kan. Lebih seneng lagi karena, dari newbie, yang pindah ke JV seengganya ada 3 orang, dan 2 orang yang lain itu, yang gue tau, mereka diajak ngomong sama pelatih kita, dan si pelatih bilang mereka cuma akan latihan sama JV dan mungkin ngga ikut turnamen..... Sedangkan gue, si pelatih nge-facebook gue suruh isi biodata untuk turnamen. :)

Capek deh gue jadi pamer-pamer gini.

Dan malam ini, sambil nunggu indomie rebus rasa soto mie gue agak mendingin, gue nulis blog pake bahasa Indonesia. Itu indomie rebus terakhir gue. Entah bisa dapet lagi atau engga. Mungkin gue kangen Jakarta. Atau mungkin gue ngga cukup percaya diri untuk nulis pake bahasa Inggris.

Ayah gue belum pulang kerja. Ibu gue pasti lagi nunggu dengan was-was di kamarnya sambil baca buku. Gue sayang banget sama mereka. Setiap kali lihat mereka lagi berdua, gue selalu pengen cepet-cepet nikah (ampun, mulai ngaco).

Okedeh. Teman-teman di Jakarta, selamat siang dan sampai jumpa.

09 April 2011

Legally Blonde 2

(After months without writing/reading in Indonesian, I, without any particular reason, wrote this post in Indonesian. I probably do miss Jakarta. Probably. Whatever.) 

Kebiasaan gue nih, kalo abis nonton film selalu cari "memorable quotes" nya di IMDB, atau sepanjang nonton di catet sendiri, terus gue tweet, atau plurk, atau kaya gini nih, gue blog. Hehehe.

Korban kali ini Legally Blonde 2. Gue tertarik nonton film ini karena ini diomongin di kelas US Government gue a while ago, dan gue juga suka Legally Blonde yang pertama. Setelah nonton, gue berasa keren gitu karena hampir semua tempat-tempatnya udah beberapa kali gue sambangi (secara settingnya di Washington DC) dan ternyata ga selucu yang gue harapkan. Lebih parah lagi, setelah googling-googling, gue nemu blog orang yang masukin film ini di "The 25 Worst Movie Sequels Ever Made" yang dia tulis thaun 2009 (dan film ini keluar tahun 2003). Hadeeeh :)

So, here they are!

"It's like you don't realize how bad some things are until you live them"
"Yeah, like breastfeeding"

I literally laugh my head off pas bagian sini. Langsung keluar kamar dan nanya ke host mom, "Did you breastfeed the kids?" yang mengiyakan dan dengan tampang bingung ngeliatin gue yang cekikikan masuk kamar lagi lanjutin nonton.


"It will never work, Elle. You can't get people to care." Huh. Yes. This is true. At least for me.


"I don't think I've been this excited since Gucci became a publicly-traded company." HAHAHA


"You have the full support of the Sunshine State!"
"Yay for Ohio!"
Hahaha. Ini juga part dimana gue ketawa abis-abisan. Hahahah.


"An honest voice is louder then a crowd's." At least there's one good, true thing, being said in this movie.


"I didn't know I could be this happy without incurring credit card debt!" Hahaha.



Okay! That's it! Thinking about watching another movie tonight. Or maybe blog about my week and my plans this weekend (one of which is going to see DAVID BECKHAM (!)). So stay tuned :) See ya!

07 April 2011

5 Day Weekend

What happened :

Thursday

So, I got only 2 classes that day. 8:20 block and a 1:30 pm College Essay Writing class, which is an elective class, and it was our very last meeting (because electives change every quarter and it was the last day of the quarter). And, ARCTIC MONKEYS's concert tickets start being sold at 10 am sharp. Also, it was the Washington Nationals opening day, which mean their very first game of the season. So, I decided to skip history class (with, of course, full support from my pretty mommy) get tickets, and go to school at 1:30 to go to that stinking 50 minutes long class.
Okay, so I waited for the tickets but I ended up did not get it because it sold out like 2 seconds after 10 (literally) ("Life is so unfair," I skyped my mom). My writing class finished after only 30 minutes of trash talk. I went to the library and miss the school bus. Life was (and is) hard.

Friday

Teachers' Work Day! It's the end of third quarter (so sad) and no school for students. However, my Calculus class held a AP Calculus Test Practice Day. So I went to school at ten, work on the practice test, until about noon, ate doughnuts and bagels, and went to the library for a little bit, and went home.
In the afternoon, I betrayed my family by watching "The Kids Are All Right" all by myself! ("Sorry, Mom, it's (the DVD) been there FOREVER and I've been wanting to watch it," the betrayer said.) It's a good movie.

Saturday

I went to Dee's in the morning. We're supposed to visit American University except I forgot to make reservation for the tour and stuff. So we ended up went to her house and work on our presentation about Indonesia at AFS Meeting on Thurdsay afternoon (this afternoon!!). We had a very nice lunch, ramen + eggs. Too bad they did not have Indomie. Later in the afternoon, Dee and I went to Botanical Garden (which was very nice, warm, and pretty. And has lots of things we see in our backyard in Indonesia) and to the Holocaust Museum (which was VERY crowded (Yes, locals are not supposed to visit museums on weekends) but very good museum. Although I feel that we have not explored enough because we were very tired. I arrived home late afternoon.

Sunday
Mom and Dad took us to the baseball game on Sunday. It was Nats vs Atlanta Braves. Yes, it was the vary same team that the Nats played when I came to the baseball game for the very first time last fall, except Adam Dunn is no longer here, and I do not know what has changed for the Braves. Anyway... Nats were suck! They lost 11-2 :( But as my mom said, we still love them :D
I watched "Revolutionary Road" on Sunday afternoon/evening. It was the first movie Leonardo di Caprio and Kate Winslet play together after Titanic. Review? Well, that was one of few movies that I forced myself to keep watching just to finish what I have started.

Monday
On Monday, I watched WASHINGTON CAPITALS practice in Ballston. It was very, very crowded. I cannot imagine how its going to be on the weekends. Got a lot of pictures of the players. It's cool because we were like super close to the players. I got some tshirts for my brother. And I will definitely come back to get my stuff signed by those players (some of them do go out and sign stuff after the practice).
After watching the practice, I supposed to have lunch at Ballston and go downtown to do a volunteer work for the Cherry Blossom Festival.... until Yannick called and told me about the SENIOR BBQ. So I skipped the volunteer work and went to Bluemont Park instead. It was fun. I talked to people. I ate a lot of  junk food, which made my stomach upset later.


Wow, THAT'S a lot of writing! Appreciate everyone who reads it! (or just come by and put comments, or whatever)


See ya all!

01 April 2011

The Kids Are All Right

I just watched the Kids Are All Right this afternoon. I think it is nominated in a lot of different nominations in the 2011 Academy Awards (if not winning).

So yeah, i think it is a pretty good. movie. Kinda gross to think that you have 2 moms (1 of them is kinda manly.... and obviously gross). I, of course, jealous about the whole older guy figure (I WANT AN ADULT BEST FRIEND, seriously... I think I'm very, very comfortable with adults around. Anyway.... )But they done it so well.

Favorite lines (also, of course, I tweeted them) (chosen because when I heard them I screamed quitely (even sometimes loudly) "OMG THAT'S SO ME")

"I don't know... I just wish that you could've been............. Better."
Yep. This is right. I do not know what I want people do to me. I just want to feel better.

 "If you want a family so much, you go out and make your own."
This is so me. I kinda wish I have a family like my host family. Not that I dont like my natural family. It's just... Regardless, I love both my natural family and host family.

Laser : "Are you serious about the crying?"
Jules : "I wish you were gay, you'd be much more sensitive."  
Hahaha!

Life updates:
- 4 day weekend turned to 5 day weekend! 
Yup, friday is teachers' work day, and monday is senior skip day, so four day weekend for me. Plus, I hardly have any classes today because half of school was going to Florida for a music trip. So I skipped HIstory class at 8:20 in the morning (with a full support from my mom) and went to my last college essay writing class which only last for 30 minutes.
- We talked about love at the first sight during dinner today
- I ate frosted flakes for the first time in a very long time

Okay, this is getting boring. See ya!