Monday, December 29, 2008

Holiday pictures

Here are some 'photo sessions' of my vacation. From the first picture below; left to right: Me, Iyo, Nikha, Uthew. We were in the same High school, now studying at different Universities.. These photos were taken at Total Housing Complex Sepinggan Balikpapan, Indonesia. Thanks to Iyo for providing the camera.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


(to download, please click on the image)

This is a traditional painting made by me in 2006 and was added to my DeviantART. I painted this in my room, not outside. It's an imaginary landscape, suddenly popped up in my mind. The title of this painting is 'sorrow'. In the painting we can see a man walking alone in the woods, he's leaving the house. It seems he has sorrow at the loss of someone/something he loves. Yet he is strong when he thinks there is no strength left and he's trying to leave his sorrow behind..

B!Blogger Ngeblog bareng

Dalam rangkaian acara ultah B!Blogger, kami melaksanakan acara ngeblog bareng pada tanggal 28 Desember 2008 di Dapeen Cafe Ruko Bandar, Balikpapan pada jam 16.15. Awalnya, acara ini akan dilaksanakan di cafe kilang, tetapi setelah dicek oleh mas Alfa, ternyata hotspot di cafe tersebut rusak, maka lokasi acara dipindah ke cafe dapeen ... Saya sendiri baru datang sekitar jam 8 malam bareng Iyo ama Koko, soalnya sore masih ketemuan ama temen2 alumni Smansa: Iyo, Nikha, Uthew. -_-

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Painting: Artful expression

Painting is an art done by putting paint in a liquid solvent to a surface such as paper, canvas, walls, and multiple other surfaces. Painting is a mode of expression, it's also one of many ways to celebrate life. Many artists express their feelings through painting. Today, we have digital painting which is an art done by a computer, pen tablet, and software. Digital painting software such as Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, and Adobe illustrator give artists a similar environment to a physical painter: a canvas, painting tools, etc.. These tools give people freedom. Freedom to express themselves through the digital canvas. We do not have to worry about making mistakes. We can always erase and redo.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Going Home

The third semester has ended and I finally got the chance to go home. On 24 December 2008. I went back to my hometown Balikpapan in East Borneo/East Kalimantan. The flight from Jakarta to Balikpapan took 2 hours. In the plane I spent few minutes sleeping and the rest of the time reading a book and looking outside the window. The sky looked beautiful in the early evening. 
take off

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The 31st Jazz Goes To Campus Festival

The event was held on Sunday, November 23rd 2008 at the Faculty of Economics, University Of Indonesia. It started at 10.00 and ended at 24.00 Western Indonesian Time. There were 3 stages: Stage A, stage B, and stage C. Jazz Goes To Campus ( JGTC ) is a routine event, held annually since 1978 in University Of Indonesia at the Faculty of Economics.


FEUI Band, Jazz Competition 3rd winner: Eight Soul1, Jazz Competition 2nd winner: Buy Three Get Four, Imam Pras Quartet, Bibus, Arie & Gruvi, Devian, Tripp!, Nita Aartsen QuatroGugun & The Bluesbug, The Groove Reunion feat. RiekaRoslan, Yuke Dewa19 & Ali Akbar, TaoKombo, Maliq & D’essentials


Sonny Akbar Trio, Intensive1, Sekapur Sirih, Komunitas Jazz Chic’s, Sketsa, Beben Jazz & Friends, Drewm, Tiga Mawarnih, Indo Crossover Jazz:, Four on the Floor’

Jazz Competition 1st winner: New Season, Zinia, Waditra Ganesha Big Band (ITB), Twentyfirstnight, Idang Rasjidi feat. Margie Segers, Big Band (Unpad), Lica Cecato (Brazil), Ireng Maulana Jak Jazz All Stars feat. Afgan, Ermy Kullit, Didiek SSS, Barry Likumahuwa Project feat. Benny & Utha Likumahuwa, Mus Mudjiono & Canizaro, Kul-Kul, Tompi, Tohpati

Photos by: Ady

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Home sweet home

Home.. I'm not there yet. But soon I'll be able to enjoy vacation there after the final exams. The house's not big, just small space where I can relax. Yeah, big or small, it doesn't matter at all. Home is simply a place of comfort and happiness..

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Expect the best possible outcome

Having a complete confidence, trust, and belief, are exactly what we need to have to go through life. Each one has his/her individual preferences and talents. Before starting your day, make sure you have the faith to go through the day. You must have a belief that your day will be completed as you imagine they will. There is no use of being anxious, that will just kill your confidence, you'll lose the courage to be the best of you, lose that quality that helps you go on through life. By believing that your day will be completed as you wish, you make yourself closer to achievement. You will work effectively, without worrisome thoughts. Confident thoughts have a direct effect on how you feel and work, and at the end of the day you might just expect the best possible outcome.

( photo by: Nabilah )

Monday, December 1, 2008

Featured Artist: Mew

Mew are a Danish rock band. The song 'Comforting sounds' (released in 2003) from album 'Frengers' was their first major success and that's the first song I heard from them. Just like the title, this song really gives us comfort. In 2006, they released another great song called ' The zookeeper's boy' and for me this is just another comforting sounds. Like a surreal rock music, but that's just their nature of music. When I read the lyrics, I was really confused.. I read it over and over, but still didn't get the whole meaning. I think it's about a boy with the animal instincts inside of him, how he sees today's world, and when he fell in love. Really hard to digest but they made great sounds anyway. "are you, my lady are you..."