"DONE PRETENDING"

All cats have jumped out of the bags. The lies have escaped through these cracks. What else is there? Nothing more is left to share. Well, what do you think? Now I'm done pretending. You've played all your cards. I'm afraid this time, your old tricks won't get you very far. Now it's way too hard. You mess with me, and you're asking for an open war. Do I look like I'm joking? No, I'm just done pretending. You think you can always bully me. Now you're trying that on my family. Your nice mas...

10 December 2012, 09:22 AM
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"IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU!"

"HEARD BUT NOT LISTENED - SEEN BUT NOT ACKNOWLEDGED?" Have you ever experienced a situation as described above? (I know it's also a pretty long title, eh?) Before I carry on, let me tell you how I've come up with that. This may sound rather mean-spirited, but I've come across someone's profile in a social media site and read the person's bio. After having scrolled down several postings, my decision was made up. Not. Adding. That. Person. Nothing personal, at least not so much now. I just d...

08 December 2012, 06:07 AM
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"YOUR BURNING EARS"

You remind me of that old song; sung by Carly Simon; straining your ears as close as can be, listening very carefully. What do you hear? Is it what you truly fear? What makes you think I've been talking about you? Do I even have any reasons to? I don't really mention your name, so you can quit your spying game. Your prying eyes glare suspiciously at everything you can find out about me. Has it all confirmed your accusations? All I sense is your own desperation. What do you see? Has it all...

06 December 2012, 10:34 AM
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"ONE NIGHT OF JAKARTA'S CRAZY TRAFFIC"

I admit that I am crazy sometimes. Besides headbanging for thirty seconds straight in public for a free laptop,I've also done other stuff. I'm not sure if it was crazy enough, so I'll just let you all decide. Jakarta is almost always full of heavy traffic. Overpopulated, overly swarmed with malls as the main entertainment for the citizens? No surprise. It's getting worse day by day. It's always the worst during rainy season, or when some groups of people decide it's a fine day for a demonstr...

05 December 2012, 09:42 AM
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"JUST ANOTHER"

I tried to reach out to you again, after what had seemed like ages. I know I've caused you so much pain, but I was ready to make amends. I understand it's not easy, and I could tell that you weren't ready. Will you ever be? Maybe never, since you'd chosen to ignore me. Am I still being punished? Now all my hopes on you have vanished. So I decided to walk away and set you free. It's the only I had to do to accept reality. Long after that, you turned around and started looking for me. Well, ...

03 December 2012, 12:06 PM
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"THE TROUBLE WITH THE ALL-TIME 'VICIOUS' HAIR"

I used to hate watching shampoo commercials on TV...so much. They're not being fair! I remember only once I saw a shampoo commercial where the model had long, curly hair. That happened back in my childhood. It took me quite a while to have finally accepted my hair the way it is. It wasn't easy at first, because I grew up a minority in the family. None of my parents and my two siblings have curly hair. Some kids in school - especially boys - used to tease me a lot about my hair. (And n...

30 November 2012, 07:41 PM
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"NO,I'M NOT BRIDGET JONES!"

At last, I turned 31 last November 4. Yay! Happy birthday to me. How does it feel for me to be this...uh,'old'? Hmm, nothing special. In fact, it's not as bad as I dreaded earlier. I mean, up to now, I'm still single. So what? Does that mean I should start feeling all lonely and miserable? Should I start freaking out with the fact that my love-life is just nonexistent at the moment? No husband, not even a boyfriend - while most women my age in Jakarta are either strolling with their little o...

11 November 2012, 05:35 PM
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"THE THIRD ARTHUR'S DAY (3/11/2012)"

I was fortunate enough to have attended the third "Arthur's Day" concert on November 3, 2012 in Gandaria City, South Jakarta. Before that, they had Lifehouse in 2010 and The Script in 2011. This time, they had Creed from United States. Before their performance, there were other bands too, like Saint Clarity and a local indie rock band called 'Efek Rumah Kaca' (The Green House Effect). Local indie fans among the audience that night were having fun as they sang along to their hit singles l...

09 November 2012, 09:25 AM
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THE REALITY SOAP FOR THE ROMANTICALLY-CHALLENGED

I am the romantically-challenged skeptic. For way too damn long, the subject of romance and all that jazz has been my worst enemy. Love has made so much fun of me. Just my luck, eh?:p Call me a quitter or a coward, but I won't start giving a damn about it until it starts giving a damn about me. Enough is enough. Still, that doesn't stop me from having fun with my life.:) I mean, why not? After all, we only live once - so we'd better make the most of it... yours truly, R.

05 November 2012, 10:17 AM
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