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Letter for Harry

I wrote this for IHP Writing Contest. The contest is about writing a letter for Harry when he is in The Burrow attending Bill & Fleur's wedding. We could write about anything from anyone.

Dear Harry,

I'm a muggle but somehow I know about your magic world and I'm OK with that (it's nice to share this earth with witches and wizards ^_^) .

I know this is strange to ask, but have you met Oliver Wood lately? It has been 3 years I didn't hear about him again. Is he still in Puddlemere United? Unfortunately there's no anything news about Quidditch in muggle world (but I quietly often watch Kick & Rush, hoping that he moved his career into football <_<).

I also made a letter to Wood. Well...I know you've been so busy with horcrux things, but could you help me sending that letter to Wood? I heard that y'all have an intelligent technology called Owl, which is able to send message to someone wherever he/she is. And if Wood would like to reply my letter, …

Hail Brilli

BrilliantPhoto is a software that provides tool for the management, improvement, and sharing of digital photos. It has usual features like adjusting brightness, sharpness, contrast, cropping, changing to black and white, and more. But it is a very very great place to solve problems like red eye and flash failure. People usually use this software for deleting red eye effect, which is usually found in pictures captured from digital camera. I don't care about this red eye effect, but I really really love the Fill Flash tool...a dark picture can be shine, a dark skin can be shine...huhuhu don't we love Brilli??! The quality of using flash is better than adjusting the brightness. Look at this example (model: Riza the Great)

The first pic is the dark one, the second used flash tool, while the last adapted brightness tool. I don't know if other photo managers (like the sophisticated Adobe Photoshop) has this feature too, but I don't find it in Photo Studio (I usually use this …

Scum of the earth

Poor Indonesian! There are still many people can't read.

Tenget Night at ITB

Tenget is a Bali language for eerie (angker). That was exactly the situation on ITB last night, when Maha Gotra Ganesha (MGG), Bali Culture Unit of ITB, and some Bali Artist in Bandung, performed Calon Arang Show. Calon Arang is a horrible figure. Balinese believed that this is a sacred tale and must be performed carefully, because many spirits will be around.

This is the story of Calon Arang:
Once upon a time, in Kediri Kingdom lived a wise king who loves his citizenry so much named Airlangga. One day, the King wanted to propose a marriage to Diah Ratna Megali, but Kediri people disagreed, because mother of Diah Ratna is a witch named Walu Nata Dira or commonly called Calon Arang. When he knew about that, the King directly canceled his propose. He sent Patih Madri to deliver his message.
So, Patih Madri left. But, before he arrived, Calon Arang had known about this cancellation. She got mad and killed Kediri people using her black power. Then, when Patih Madri had arrived, he was ambush…

What will I do when I grow old?

Everyday for almost 15 years, the Old-Berta sat all day in front of her house. This is a normal behavior for old people: They sit while dreaming of their past time when were still young; they look at the world on where they didn't take part anymore; and they try to find something to be talked with their neighbours.
[The Devil and Miss Prym, Paulo Coelho]
I often sit and daydream while seeing the view from my big room window for hours. Just like today, I had lunch while looking to the scenery of ITB male dormitory (Kanayakan) outside. Even when I had finished the food, I still endured to sit...because there was bare beasted guy drying his clothes (sughooooiii!!!*drooling*).Second
I often dream of my there, study here, life with anu-san, together with ini-san, until finally I oversleep. Research shows that I sleep too much because of my fancy activity. I have ever tried to stop this habit, but then I aborted it because of 2 principles: (1) Imagining will improve crea…

Sun Flower's Message

Sun flower always face toward the sun
That's what they say, but...
The sun is the one that wishes sun flower look at him
That's why, he is so high up on the sky

It's a quote from the latest manga I've read. The manga tells about a tall girl who fell in love. The boy whom she loved was an athlete of high-jump in their school. She always looked at the boy whenever he practiced, when he jumped into the sky...just like a sun flower who always looks out on the sky to see the sun. She thought that the boy didn't care her at all.
But the truth is, he also loved her but didn't confident with his not-so-tall-body. He believed that...if he could jump high, she will look at him and realize of his existence.

So for you who are in love, be confident! Maybe she/he is waiting for you too ^_* Ganbatte!!!