28 March 2009

10 Things To Do During Earth Hour

So yeah everybody has been aware with Earth Hour right?! Honestly I'm not that into global warming caring, I just like the euphoria of it haha. I got an email from my coworker two days ago and interested in this part.

10 Things To Do During Earth Hour
1. Gather family & friends for a night picnic
2. Dine in one of the many Earth Hour participating restaurants by candlelight
3. Organize a family night playing board games
4. Throw an Earth Hour street party with your neighbors
5. Arrange a house party lit by torches
6. Take the dog for a night walk
7. Hand write a letter to loved one by lantern
8. Sit in the dark and share stories
9. Read a book using a book light
10. Share a romantic night in with your loved one
I wish I could do the last one.

Dining in the dark somehow reminds me with my experience with friends one year ago having dinner in Blind Cafe, Bandung - Indonesia. They offer meal package: drink, main course and desert with Rp 50,000 each person. All the belongings are put in locker, then go upstairs to enter the dining room leaded by a blind-guide. There are 3 waiters served us, 1 blind guy and others wearing laser glasses or something to be able to look in the dark. So we really eat in the dark. What an experience. We should be grateful to have all senses in our body. But the foods are not hilarious (but not bad either), so I think I won't come back again, just wanted to try the sensation once.

Well for tonight, it looks like I will do Tweet-Up with my twitter friends somewhere in Orchard road at that hour (so all electronic-wares in my room will be switched off :P). I am not sure the eating place we are heading to will participate in this event or not, but some landmarks there will join the darkness: Wheelock Place, Paragon Shopping Centre and Wisma Atria. Will see.

21 March 2009

Bocca Della Verità

Once upon a time, I went to Clarke Quay with BF to take bum boat of River Cruise. On the way from toilet I found a fortune machine that made me stop immediately: Bocca Della Verità. Insert S$1 coin into the machine, then it says 'PUT YOUR HAND IN MY MOUTH', put your hand, then voila, the fortune letter comes out.

Mine's written:
- You often prefer quantity to quality where food is concern (haha yep I can't tell food taste properly, most foods I said 'good good' as long I'm full enough. And yeah I can't cook, yet)
- You are very astute
- You are materialistic by nature and tend to be skeptical (ih that's so true!)
- You know how to moderate your spirit of self-sacrifice and you manage to be both happy and satisfied
- Each man has fancies contrary to his own good (I'm not a man, so?)
- Someone will try to exploit your feelings to their own advantages

Why oh why my 'Life' only has 3 stars?! Aha yeah don't put too much attention to it. So I'd just found out that this machine is world wide known and there's history about it. The real statue is hung on in Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome. In the past time, it was believed that the statue will bite someone's hand if he/she lies.

Sent via BlackBerry from SingTel!

19 March 2009

Dig It Out

I am coming to the concert!!!
To celebrate this, I want to play a song meme haha.

The Rules are..
A. Choose a singer/band/group
B. Put the picture of the singer/band/group
C. Answer using ONLY TITLES OF SONGS by that singer/band/group
D. Tag your friends according the ALBUM that singer/band/group already released
1. Male or female?
The Girl in the Dirty Shirt (kalo ga kotor, ya ga belajar :P)
2. Describe yourself
My Big Mouth
3. What people feel when they're around you?
Shakermaker (shake along with me... *dancing queen*)
4. How would you describe your previous relationship?
Turn Up the Sun (he's my superman *malu-malu kucing minta digampar*)
5. Where would you want to be now?
Up In The Sky
6. How do you feel about love?
Love Like a Bomb
7. What's your life like?
It's Getting Better
8. What would you ask for if you had only one wish?
All Around The World
9. Say something wise
Don't Look Back In Anger
10. What do you think of your bestfriend?
Stand By Me

My favourite song of Oasis is Stop Crying Your Heart Out. That song came up when I was in senior high school, at the beginning moving to Jakarta in the middle of school year. You know, it's hard to be a new student in school, make friends among other already-being-friend-people, try to be yourself, adapt in new culture that is so different from the previous one *village girl*. So yeah, at that dark times this song was accompanying me.

Though I am not so fanatic (I don't even know name of each player, except Noel and Liam), but I like their songs. Can't wait for it yay.

16 March 2009

Tour de Court

I do solemnly swear that the testimony I am about to give in the case now before the court will be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God.

Amazingly a friend of mine found out about this event. So there we went on Sunday. This is the first time the Supreme Court Singapore holds public event since moving to the new building in 2005. At first I was kinda excited that I would come in to this castle-like building (picture below). But apparently Supreme Court has moved to building behind it, the old one now is used for art museum and pre-wedding photo setting.
The new modern building has 9 levels. First we took short Explanatory Tour that guides us to a small criminal courtroom in Level 3. Then we went to Viewing Gallery in Level 8, with unique shape like UFO, where we can see Singapore River and phenomenon buildings around it. There are also some Legal Talks about some topics related to law in Level 9 in a bigger courtroom. For example the seminar that I attended is 'Benefits of Mediating Commercing Disputes'.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . *tick tick*
Read it 3 times.
Still out of mind? That's what I felt at the beginning. Nevertheless, I joined it. It's talking about in some cases we'd better to get a mediation procecution (win-win solution) rather than fighting in court to decide who wins and who loses (ha, I was listening!).

In this Living Courthouse event, there are also Legal Clinics where you can consult your problem or question in legal terms, Learning Corner, and taking special photo with a lawyer's robe and wig (but I got no chance to try this, the queue is like forever). The highlight point is enactment of Humpty Dumpty case: "Who Pushed Humpty?". Humpty (an egg) was falling in Level 2, being pushed by Big Bad Wolf as suspected person. The witnesses are Blind Mouse, a nerd guy something and Red Riding Hood Girl. It's funny and very descriptive for children to learn about how people are doing in court. I enjoyed it also. The story ends up with Humpty comes as the last witness, tells public that he fell asleep at that time, so nobody pushed him.

How does it look like, the inside of Mahkamah Agung Indonesia?

13 March 2009

Singapore Is Small, But Not The World

Two days ago in a lunch.

Friend 1: So, you're from China? How long have you been in Singapore?
Friend 2: About 6 years. I had studied here for 4 years.
Friend 1: You don't want to go back to China?
Friend 2: Maybe someday. But I need to finish my contract first. I got scholarship here so I have to work in Singapore for 6 years after graduated.
Friend 1: So after 6 years you may be able to go back? If I were you, I will go back to China. Living here is so boring. You know, Singapore is so small. While in China you can go to many places.
Friend 2: Why you think like that?! Here we also can go to many nearest places, like to Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand etc... it's the same right?! The matter is only you want to go or not.

I was like "Auooo.. you rock, Friend 2!" I'm also tired of people judgement like this. Some Indonesians I know always grumble how they bored living here even before 1 year (but hey, why you're still here anyway?!). I doubt that if they lived in Indonesia they would go around all over cities (not only Jakarta-Bandung-Bali). And if you talked about transportation cost, you would find flying from one side to another side of Indonesia is sometimes much higher than Singapore-Bangkok.

There is much to see. All you have to do is open your eyes (and your wallet haha!).

And speaking of going around, it's hard to find free-easy-cute-travel-template-XML blogger. I hope someone can design one for me (siapa gw??!). This one is the closest I can get, very cute right?! And psycho, indeed. So here it is my new blog theme. Let's walk walk!

11 March 2009

Body-Shopping

Me and friend reached Suntec on 7pm, and trapped in Burberry sale queue. I don't know about this one before, not as famous as Body Shop sale (and I'd just found out about Charles and Keith sale and there's also IT Show -_- ahh these are just too many). If we had more time we might come looking around in this sale, but Body Shop sale is closed on 8pm so then we're in hurry getting out from this crowd.

The Body Shop queue is like hell. When we get closed to the room, it's only left 15 minutes to look around and shop. Someone from Body Shop announced that people who are still outside are invited to come tomorrow. Somes are going home, but others still persisted to queue. And yet, we're still allowed to come in.

The announcer repeatedly said to costumers to stop shopping and go to cashier immediately, but people didn't listen to it and even the salesgirls/boys still served them. I finished shopping on 9.15pm and there are still many buyers left inside. I think it will be REALLY closed around 10pm. So don't give up girls! ;)

These are what I get.



Happy body-shopping!

Updated:
Two days later, I came back to buy these.




LOL.