Siska's rants.. and some other things

A lot of new things happen in my life and surround I decide to write everything comes up in my mind, to remind me again of all the silly and interesting bits and pieces...

Thursday, February 28, 2008

It needs a correction, yes, but......!

First installation...
Ups.. there's some typo error, undeliberately.
Yes, we are aware of and willing to correct it.

Now, after being corrected.....

hahhhh... capeee deeehh!


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Only happen in Indonesia

This is something real ... a pulic sign for drugs campaign. In indonesian word, it means:" stay away from drugs"... but they made the wrong translation into: " Hide drugs":)
Pls check the dictionary first, will ya?


Thursday, February 21, 2008

New Things in Abu Dhabi

New things, new life, new places...some goods, some bads, some silly, some weirds.. but after all.. this is what I want.

1. Gosh, can't imagine how big their cotton buds size!.. even, for babies!

2. No numbering system in the, my apartment would be called: Abu Dhabi Plaza, between corner of Electra St and Nadja St.

3. All the town consist of perfectly squared and perpendiculars blocks and roads! Which is good for an amateur traveller (and woman) like myself.

4. The fries here is one of the best fries I've ever tasted (or maybe because the fries in Indonesia just sucks? dunno:p)

5. Very nice to walk around, the breeze and wind and cool, make you be able to wander around for hours without any sweat. (note: only during month dec - feb and after 17:00 pm - 09:00 am)

6. Everything loves to be called "full cream"... desperate to get anything in "low fat".. even some products are proud to put the label of "double cream"

7. Porn channel in the apartment??? no further commment about this..:)

8. I can sense the logic now, why in the developed and modern country... there's no traffic jam and no maids, no traffic means people come back from office quite early (not as Jakarta which at leats took 30 - unlimited mins to reach home, depends on the distance and the road situation of course), then more time at home to do all house chores!.. see the logic now?

9. Always see to the wrong side of the road? this is a big no-no.. very dangerous.. more than one I didn't see the car came fast to my because I was staring at the wrong direction when I was about to cross the street.

10. Free brochures, magazines (of course not the gossip mags), like to get the one from grocery stores and stares at the products:)

11. My addiction to tea is getting more and more serious.. since Dilmah tea is cheap here:). The tea which in Indonesia served in 5-star hotel (and will be damn expensive) here: with 6 dhs I got the 250 gr pack of their green tea. But still I miss Japanese ocha - bottomless:)
12. Thanks to the washing machine: all my underwear changed the color, bluish, reddish and now, unclassified color. I just still can't solve the mistery of which cloth smeared their color to the undies.
13. New kind of loneliness, which feels a bit weird since I've never felt that eventough I was alone in any places in indonesia


Sunday, February 17, 2008

Abu Dhabi

I am freezing in the desert..
Hard to believe, but it is true that the apartment in Abu Dhabis is very cold. I thought I have turn off the air con... but the temperature still low. I turned on the water heater to take a bath.. but the water kept cold.. so there I was.. freezing and trembling in the shower.
I've just arrived in Abu Dhabi.. my 5th locations:) (after Jakarta, Balikpapan, Pekanbaru and again - Jakarta). After a long flight, from Sat 23:00 to Sun 10:00, I flew via Singapore and Doha.
Exhausted, sleepy and sad, finally I am here.
Took almost 1 hour to reach the apartment from the airport. Got some problems with the credit card, unfriendly service, limited cash, washing machine which i don't have any idea how to operate..... but I will survive:)

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Oh, I love myself being a Gemini:)

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Gemini, the sign of the Twins, is dual-natured, elusive, complex and contradictory. On the one hand it produces the virtue of versatility, and on the other the vices of two-facedness and flightiness. Geminis are expansive, adventurous and forward-looking. They laugh at life. To them life is a game which must always be full of fresh moves and continuous entertainment, free of labor and routine. Decision making does not form a part of the Gemini persona. Most Gemini have a keen, intuitive, sometimes brilliant intelligence. But their concentration, though intense for a while, does not last. Their mental agility and energy give them a voracious appetite for knowledge from youth onward, though they dislike the labor of learning. They are quick learners. When faced with difficulties, they have little determination to worry at a problem until they find a solution - they will pick the brains of others. Geminis seldom take themselves very seriously. They are often actors, in life as well as profession. they like to experiment with roles. Geminians can be successful in many walks of life though their general characteristics tend to make them unreliable.


Jokes on Love


The Rules by which females are governed :-)

1. The FEMALE always makes the rules.
2. The RULES are subject to change at any time without prior the FEMALE.
3. No MALE can possibly know all the RULES.
4. If the FEMALE suspects the MALE knows all the RULES, she must immediately change some or all of them.
5. The FEMALE is never wrong.
6. If the FEMALE is wrong, it is due to a misunderstanding which was a direct result of something the MALE did or said wrong.
7. The MALE must apologize immediately for causing the misunderstandings.
The FEMALE may change her mind at any time.
9. The MALE must never change his mind without the express written consent of the FEMALE.
10. The FEMALE has every right to be angry or upset at any time.
11. The MALE must remain calm at all times, unless the FEMALE wants him to be angry or upset.
12. The FEMALE must, under no circumstances, let the MALE know whether or not she wants him to be angry or upset.
13. The Male is expected to "mind read" at all times.
14. The MALE who doesn't abide by THE RULES; can't take the heat, lacks backbone, and is a wimp!
15. Any attempt to document THE RULES could result in bodily harm.
16. The FEMALE is ready when SHE is ready.
17. The MALE must be ready at ALL times

Stupid Jokes on Men:

1. What is the thinnest book in the world?"What Men Know About Women"
2. What's the difference between men and
government bonds? Bonds mature
3. How do you save a man from drowning? Take your foot off his head
4. What do men and beer bottles have in common? They're both empty from the neck up
5. How can you tell if a man is happy? Who cares
6. How many men does it take to change a roll of toilet paper? We don't know... it has never happened
7. What's a man's idea of helping with the housework? Lifting his leg so you can
8. What's the difference between a man and E.T? E.T. phoned home
9. What does a man consider a seven course meal? A hot dog and a six pack of beer
10. What do you call a man with half a brain? Gifted !
11. What did God say after he created man? I can do better
12. What are two reasons men don't mind their own business? 1. No mind 2. No business
13. What do you call an intelligent man in America? A tourist
14. Did you hear about the man who won the
gold medal? He bronzed it
15. How do men sort their laundry? "Filthy" and "Filthy and wearable"
16. Only a man could buy a $400 car and put a $4000 stereo in it
17. Why did God create man? He needed to practice
18. Why is it good that there are female
astronauts? When the crew gets lost, at least she will ask for directions

Jokes on marriage:

Her husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months yet she stayed by his bedside every single day. When he came to, he motioned for her to come nearer. As she sat by him, he said, "You know what? You have been with me all through the bad times. When I got fired, you were there to support me. When my business fell, you were there. When I got shot, you were by my side. When we lost the house, you gave me support. When my health started failing, you were still by my side. When I think about it now. ....I think you bring me bad luck!"
Boring husband: Honey, why are you wearing your wedding ring on the wrong finger?
Bored wife: Because I married the wrong man!

First Guy (proudly): "My wife's an angel!"
Second Guy: "You're lucky, mine's still alive."

Marriage is grand -- and divorce is at least 100 grand.
Married life is very frustrating. In the first year of marriage, the man speaks and the woman listens. In the second year, the woman speaks and the man listens. In the third year, they both speak and the neighbors listen.

When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing: either the car is new or the wife.

A woman rushed home from work and exclaimed to her husband, "Pack your bags, I've won the lottery!" The husband excitedly asks, "Should I pack clothes for cold or warm weather?" She says, "Pack'em all, you're leaving!"

A couple came upon a wishing well. The wife leaned over, made a wish and threw in a penny. The husband decided to make a wish, too But he leaned over too much, fell into the well, and drowned. The wife was stunned for a moment but then smiled, "It really works!"

Two women friends meet on the street, but they haven't seen each other for years. As they are talking one women notices that her friend has a 5 carat diamond ring, and says "My what a magnificent ring." Her friend relies, "Yes, it is, but unfortunately it comes with a curse. It comeswith my husband!"

Before marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something you say. After marriage, he will fall asleep before you finish.

Every man wants a wife who is beautiful, understanding, economical, and a good cook. But the law allows only one wife.

One woman's hobby is another woman's hubby.

Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success.

I recently read that love is entirely a matter of chemistry. That must be why my wife treats me like toxic waste.

A man is incomplete until he is married. After that, he is finished. I'm an excellent housekeeper. Every time I get a divorce, I keep the house.

We in the industry know that behind every successful screenwriter stands a woman. And behind her stands his wife.

Marriage is when a man and woman become as one; the trouble starts when they try to decide which one.

Marriages are made in heaven. But so again, are thunder and lightning.

If you want your wife to listen and pay strict attention to every word you say, talk in your sleep
Then, really, why there are still marriages?

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

Before marriage, a man yearns for the woman he loves.After marriage, the "y" becomes silent.
When a newly married couple smiles, everyone knows why.When a ten-year married couple smiles, everyone wonders why.
My wife told me I should be more affectionate.So I got two girlfriends.
A husband said to his wife, "No, I don't hate your relatives. In fact, I like your mother-in-law better than I like mine."
A man meets a genie. The genie tells him he can have whatever he wants provided that his mother-in-law gets double. The man thinks for a moment and then says, "OK, give me a million dollars and beat me half to death."
The honeymoon is over when the husband calls home to say he'll be late for dinner and the answering machine says it is in the microwave.
Men who have pierced ears are better prepared for marriage.They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.
How do most men define marriage? A very expensive way to get your laundry done.
A little boy asked his father, "Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?" And the father replied, "I don't know, son, I'm still paying for it."
A couple was having a discussion about family finances. Finally the husband exploded, "If it weren't for my money, the house wouldn't be here!" The wife replied, "My dear, if it weren't for your money, I wouldn't be here."
A man said his credit card was stolen but he decided not to report it because the thief was spending less than his wife did.
Love is blind but marriage is an eye-opener.
The most effective way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
Cosmetics: A woman's way of keeping a man from reading between the lines.
Words to live by: Do not argue with a spouse who is packing your parachute
Bachelors should pay more taxes, they enjoy a better quality of life.
Why Government does not allow a Man to Marry 2 Women. Because per Constitution, you can NOT PUNISH TWICE for the same Mistake
When do you congratulate someone for their mistake.On their marriage.
If you do NOT have a wife - You are missing Some thing in your life. If you have a wife - You are missing So Many things in your life.
Marriage is a three ring circus:engagement ring, wedding ring, suffering

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This movie is sssoooooo bad, in the good and quirky way:).

Just don't have any comments about all the F words being cursed, whispered, shouted, mentioned, or just into every conversations:)

Fogell: Yo guys! Sup?

Seth: Fogell, where have you been, man? You almost gave me a goddamn heart attack. Let me see it. Did you pussy out or what?

Fogell: No noooo, man. I got it; it is flawless. Check it!

Evan: [examining the fake ID] Hawaii. All right, that's good. That's hard to trace, I guess. Wait... you changed your name to... McLovin?

Fogell: Yeah.

Evan: McLovin? What kind of a stupid name is that, Fogell? What, are you trying to be an Irish R&B singer? Fogell: Naw, they let you pick any name you want when you get down there.

Seth: And you landed on McLovin...

Fogell: Yeah. It was between that or Muhammed.

Seth: Why the FUCK would it be between THAT or Muhammed? Why don't you just pick a common name like a normal person?

Fogell: Muhammed is the most commonly used name on Earth. Read a fucking book for once.

Evan: Fogell, have you actually ever met anyone named Muhammed?

Fogell: Have YOU actually ever met anyone named McLovin?

Seth: No, that's why you picked a dumb fucking name!

Fogell: Fuck you.

Seth: Gimme that. All right, you look like a future pedophile in this picture, number 1. Number 2: it doesn't even have a first name, it just says "McLovin"!

Evan: What? One name? ONE NAME? Who are you? Seal?

Seth: Fogell, this ID says that you're 25 years old. Why wouldn't you just put 21, man?

Fogell: Seth, Seth, Seth. Listen up, ass-face: every day, hundreds of kids go into the liquor store with fake IDs, and every single one says they're 21. Pssh, how many 21 year olds do you think there are in this town? It's called fucking strategy, all right?

Evan: Stay calm, okay? Let's not lose our heads. It's... it's a fine ID; it'll... it's gonna work. It's passable, okay? This isn't terrible. I mean, it's up to you, Fogell. This guy is either gonna think 'Here's another kid with a fake ID' or 'Here's McLovin, a 25 year-old Hawaiian organ donor'. Okay? So what's it gonna be?

Fogell: [grinning] ... I am McLovin!

Seth: No you're not. No one's McLovin. McLovin's never existed because that's a made up dumb FUCKING FAIRY TALE NAME, YOU FUCK!


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

10 things why we can't be a Kat Strafford

From the movie of 10-Things I hate About You.

This is a teenage movie, which as an adaptation from Shakespeare's "Taming The Shrew", not only I learnt some new words such as:

- shrew: aggressive woman
- pensive: thoughtful
- conceited: excessively proud of oneself
- tumultuous: very loud

But, out of my curiosity, this character of Kat Strafford and why she is just a character in the movie.
1. You can't just crash your dad's car intentionally everytime you hate a guy.
2. You can't just flash your boobs in front of your teacher!
3. don't blame if a guy you like, refuse to kiss you after you puked (although apparently he likes you back)
4. If you play to be a free, feminist chick, and think of other as shallow, consumer-driver creatures - there is no reason to go out in a party and get drunk and do pole dance on the table where everybody looked at you.
5. In no other life, even you can tell that your counseling teacher is in the progress of writing a porn story.
6. Oh, please cut your hair!
7. When a guy dare to embarass himself in front of the whole school by singing "I can't take my eyes off of you" mean that either he really likes you.. or he got paid to do so.
8. It's impossible to throw a ball from > 10-meters distance with bare handed and the ball nearly hit your target (unless you consumed enough spinach to allow you to be as strong as Popeye)
9. After you slept with a guy and found out later that he's merely a jerk, best option is to get much-much away from him and pretend he never existed, instead of making him to be no-1 seen enemy and neverendingly chase each other.
10. If everyday you just go home, never go out and (apprently) never do anything else but couching at home and barking your sister, no way you can have that saped ody (unless you're blessed with a perfect metabolism.. or never really eat something)
memory of Heath Ledger (1979 - 2008)


If you thought of the worst possible thing might happen, believe me, it will!

Above title is not just a non-sense thing. I start to believe it (and I'd better have) after several times I recall that It actually had happened to me.

The last event was a bid submission, in which I am working for. For the last 1 week we were so busy and tied-up with this project, finding the equipment and cost, find the economical cost, find the estimation of project and operational expenditure. Be in the office and discussed about all of these until late at night. The momentum was tense and tiring. So the submission date should be the end of this.
I woke up in the morning of the sumission day. I didn't washed my hair and a-half-teasing myself of maybe this will bring a bad luck. Then I wore a black shirt, with 1 button missing (and again, teased my thought by saying: what bad luck it will bring). Just feeling to confident that everything ha sbeen prepared and planned in well manner and professional way.
Turned out that, we were disqualified, just because of the packaging of the tender documents, instead of sealed in a separate envelope, we put the documents together. Really that was a horrible moment, where all my body was powerless and felt boneless. Evetough this is not my own fault (tender department should have do that correctly as per standard)... but still, all spirit and momentum has gone.
Yes it's true that we can go around the way and get it re-tendered again... but the spirit just gone, away.

From now, as long as I remember this moment, I will try not to the the worst possible thing might happen, since it could, and it would!


Monday, February 11, 2008

Ratatouille Year


Rescue Dawn


Legends Of The Fall


Ocean Twelve

This is the last movie which I couldn't take my sight off from while I watched it.
With the story so wise-ass smart (as one of the critics mentioned), full of big shoots and witty dialogue.
Actually this is my second time watching this movie, and believe it or not, but at the first time watching it (which was > 2 years ago) I really didn't like and get it.
Then I watched teh 3rd one, couple of months ago and start alter my idea and decide to re-watch it again.
And I was right at this moment, as I watched it late at night, still I couldn't even blink during the film.
Some of the stars I recalled in this movie:
- George Clooney, Andy Garcia, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta Jones, Casey Afleck, Albert Finney, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, etc.

If the first part telling a story about Danny Ocean (George Clooney) gathered 10 of his team to steal the money from Casino, owned by Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia) and also to get back Tess (Julia Roberts).

So, the second part is about Benedict's revenge, involved some new guys such as Lemaire (a thief-legend) and interpol detective-slash-Rusty's new lover, Isabel Lahiri (Catherine Zeta Jones) and the night fox (Vincent Cassel). Thus the name Ocean twelve might come from Tess, being involved in one of the robbery.

Nice part when Linus was being played by Rusty, Danny and one fellow thief-Matsui, who kept saying non-sensical comments and left Linus in the dark.

Other best part is when Tess (who looks like Julia Roberts) was involved as Julia, so that other member can steal the jewellery. And in the end-credit, also written: Introducing Tess as Julia Roberts.

Just-very nice!


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Men: creatures with a brobdingnagian EGO!

brobdingnagian (syn): huge, vast, immense, (in simple word) very BIG!

- now I know why God created Women with a neverending patience, because we have to deal in great amount with Men
- With the ego which is sometimes too big thus covering the actual tiny ability

- When we tried to make sense your wrong-silly idea (which if we want, we could just point to a big hole in it, big time, to see how bullshit it is), don't bark at us. Hey! we're trying to be too nice here!

- don't blame us if we stop talking to you, since we are up to our neck of dealing with mazy topics.

- So conceited in their small world of power.

For those who felt offended with this blog. My deepest apology.. probably I am just having some pms.


Monday, February 04, 2008

To identify an asshole

Meeting somebody that I've ever encountered a long time ago really inspires me to write a blog of "How to identify assholes".

An asshole never know that he should see the person he's talking to in the eye. Well, boy.. yes.. she is quite eye-catching and pretty.. but that doesn't mean that you need to change your position and point your eye to that direction? That's not only rude... but also showed very well your inability to control your manner..

Are you a jungle man? (well.. can't really blame you since you've just come back from offshore.. but again.. should some manner still left)

And hello.. you still have this one person still care to show some respect by talking to you?
It wa sgood that i just went without even bothered to finish the conversation, instead of slapping you in the face!
Just remember, that even an ugliest duckling still need some respect back also.