Jamie Woon_ed!

This is too good to be true. I’ve been his fan for quite some time. But I just saw this video tonight.

How good is he?!? Crazy!

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You Are Not So Smart

Having a resolution? Really? The same one as last year? Or from two years ago? No this time is different right? Cause this time, you MEAN it.. Hahahaha.. This is a bloody good one, perfect timing as well.. Goodbye 2011.. It’s been hell of a ride! Thank you for the memories 🙂

Gotta buy this book!

Hold On

So I’ve been looking for quite some time for this particular song. I was having coffee at Zekka, and heard a bit of it. I tried to listen to the lyric, only managed to get some bits and pieces. Tried to google it up but failed. I thought it was James Blake, cause they have similar voice, but it wasn’t. After several failed attempts, I stop trying. And today, I heard the lamest mash-up ever, sounds something like this. I was a bit pissed and decided to change the station, and VOILA!!! Triple J was playing the song!! “The song” that I’ve been looking for months! I recorded to my phone and trying to get the lyric, but still can’t quite catch it.

That’s when I just remembered, why not use Shazam? My housemate got iphone, so I had to download it first to be able to tag the song. After couple of minutes, guess what?!?! Got the song! I was so happy I was so ready to go home and buy the album off the net.

There’s my story. SBTRKT! I need all this process to be able to listen to your song, and I think its worth it!

Savage Beauty, by: Alexander McQueen

I was meeting a friend for coffee, and he got stuck in traffic. So I decided to go to Planet bookstore and waited there. Stumbled upon couple of books but nothing really jumped at me.

And then…

I was never an avid fan of fashion. Never followed any particular designers or trends. But this is just out of this world!!!! All of his stuff looks perfect. Some of my favorites:

This, this and this.

Anyway, I don’t think my words can do the justice. So go to the nearest bookstore, library or whatever. See this book, read it, absorb everything, and enjoy it.

Rest in peace Alexander McQueen, thank for the inspiration!

Ps: This is my new wallpaper

Coolest Praying Mat

For the longest time, I’m trying to commit myself to a project. Ideas are flowing but time is my real enemy. I can’t seem to find the time to make a realization out of my idea. I know it sounds like I’m making a justification out of my extreme procrastination (or should I say, laziness?). But I’ve been trying, and all I got is some sketches of ideas, and then I saw this..

Talking about commitment and consistency! I can’t imagine he spent 15months for each project. I read somewhere that he did it whilst doing his other work/project. Imagine all those sketching, coloring, and not too mention doing it while seating. Must have a back problem after a while!!

And he did it with only one BIC pen! How amazing is that? I wanna have a praying mat like that!!!

Look I found her.. Red coat!

You know one of those days when you found new song and just can’t it out of your head? Today is one of those days for me! DAMN!

I first heard of James Blake from Entourage, that was The Wilhelm Scream. And I tried to listen some of his music, but it’s just not my cup of tea, so I gave up. Today, I bumped into Pretty Much Amazing‘s website to listen to Coldplay’s new songs, and guess what, I saw: James Blake – CMYK. Being a pompous graphic designer that I am, the title drew me in. And WHOAAAA.. The song is bloody good! His music is dubstep, some say UK garage. I don’t care how people want to define his music, all i know is I’ve been listening to it for the last one hour (and will continue to do so till I’ve had enough).

Enjoy CMYK!

Hanjaya’s Poem (part 1)

Sekarang kemana sedang kau langkahkan kaki
(And now to which path do you swing your feet?)
Mengisi lembar demi lembar kekosongan insani
(Filling pages on end of emptiness that is all too human)
Kata dan bahasa yang terucap berulang
(Words and meaningless phrases often repeated)
Hangat yang kian menghilang
(The warmth that increasingly disappears)
Debu terhembus menghela nafas
(Dust blown in a heave of sigh)
Pikirku sebuah laut
(My thought is an ocean)
Sedangkah aku berada
(Do I really exist?)

By: Hanjaya Boentoro (1988 – 2011)

Rest in peace Han, we miss you!

Video by: The Boyers Production
Translation by: Avie Azis

*** Hanjaya is my bestfriend’s (Hanny) younger brother. He died earlier this year. He wrote poetry in his spare time, he had stacks of books full of it. Hanny and Craig decided to make videos out of it.