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Trekking at Mt. Rinjani

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 How would you spend your        Summer holiday?

  1. Visit ancient tribe to learn more about humans.
  2. Dip and enjoy underwater coral scenery by snorkeling.
  3. Get home made gelato and relax on a beach viewing some hunk guys.
  4. Stay up late and sip blue margarita on an open air cafe.
  5. Trek up to a mountain and submerge under a waterfall.

or, all of the above

for me, all of the above. I mean, ALL OF THE ABOVE!! 😉 Read the rest of this entry »

Movie Log

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Last night, I read my friend’s movie log and it was very provoking me so I made my own. Yes, this is not authentic. Why should it be? Don’t everybody else in other parts of the world do the same 😉
–warning! spoilers ahead–

Up in The Air

1. Up in The Air, Thursday, March 11, 2010, FX XXI
I watched this movie with Ria and Tri. This was my first time watching movie at FX XXI. It was a nice theater and we got the best seats. Not to mention the price that i have to pay for the ticket and pop corn 😉 As usual, I didn’t know what the movie was about. All I knew that George Clooney was the leading actor. Not much expectation, since I didn’t hear or read any recommendation of this movie. I guessed I cannot sympathized a lot with the movie for I am a non-traveler person. However, boring the movie was, I was attached on Clooney’s lines when he was delivering speech about a backpack. There’s just a truth in his lines. And that’s made the movie worth to watch.

Ryan Bingham: How much does your life weigh? Imagine for a second that you’re carrying a backpack. I want you to pack it with all the stuff that you have in your life… you start with the little things. The shelves, the drawers, the knickknacks, then you start adding larger stuff. Clothes, tabletop appliances, lamps, your TV… the backpack should be getting pretty heavy now. You go bigger. Your couch, your car, your home… I want you to stuff it all into that backpack. Now I want you to fill it with people. Start with casual acquaintances, friends of friends, folks around the office… and then you move into the people you trust with your most intimate secrets. Your brothers, your sisters, your children, your parents and finally your husband, your wife, your boyfriend, your girlfriend. You get them into that backpack, feel the weight of that bag. Make no mistake your relationships are the heaviest components in your life. All those negotiations and arguments and secrets, the compromises. The slower we move the faster we die. Make no mistake, moving is living. Some animals were meant to carry each other to live symbiotically over a lifetime. Star crossed lovers, monogamous swans. We are not swans. We are sharks.

Alice in Wonderland 2010

2. Alice in Wonderland (3D), Friday, March 12, 2010, PS XXI
Well, my friend canceled our movie appointment yesterday. So, having been waiting to watch this movie for way too long, I decided to watch it by myself. My favorite theater is one place that I directly thought about. Luckily, I also got the best seat. Alice is not a new movie. So, I already knew where the story is going and how it will end. Johnny Depp as the leading actor is definitely the charm of the movie. Regretfully, I have to admit that the 3D effect was not as charming as Avatar. There were no breath-taking scenes. Even though it presented a sight of fight. I cannot say it was disappointing. It was just not THAT breath-taking 🙂

Green Zone

3. Green Zone, Saturday, March 13, 2010, Planet Hollywood KC 21
After a long-back-and-forth-talks, we finally agreed to watch this movie at PH KC 21. We as in, me, Diana, Mely, Tri and Elisa. It was great time, i must say. Watching movie together with friends 🙂 The movie itself was a bit so-so kinda type. I guessed it was because we watched Bourne the trilogy that we expected that this movie will somehow turn up like one of the trilogy. And sadly, it didn’t. There was no strong idea that can make me attached to the story. Thankfully, the ticket was quite affordable and I watched it with friends. So, i didn’t feel so disappointed. Do better Matt!

4. Shutter Island, Tuesday, March 16, 2010, PIM 2 XXI
It didn’t plan to watch any movie actually. But my friend, initiative accompanied me to buy the ticket. haha…so i end up watching it alone. The theater is classy, cozy and very very comfortable. I love it instantly. That was not my first time, but I didn’t remember that the theater was that great! Moreover, the movie itself was brilliant. Well, you can read my previous post about it (I’m not gonna repeat again in here). Leonardo Dicaprio did a quite job here. Thumbs up for you.

From all four movies, I think the last one is the best 🙂 If you haven’t watch it, please do. Enjoy your movie time!

Written by Vallaura

March 18, 2010 at 4:43 AM

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