Archive for June, 2009

June 17, 2009

Half world

by Kevin Aditya

When the world is torn in two,
feelings grow and die
and the bits that survived
should bloom new petals
from the seed once yours and mine.

A flower never wilt
is a plant nowhere to be found
as the nature dictates
not even the pastoral rocks
would ever last forever.

The contemplation is deep, unnervingly deathly,
and when the night draws in
rays of moon spreads the greed and envy.

Idyllic life loses devastatingly
to the glam of souls over the coast of another half.
And when the world is torn in two
I could hardly bear the new meaning of me and you.

(it barely rhymes, I know, but fuck whatever)

June 15, 2009

Luluslah

by Kevin Aditya

Berita bagus hari ini 15 Juni 2009 tidak lain dan tidakΒ  bukan adalah, apalagi kalo bukan pengumuman kelulusan SMA Labschool Kebayoran dimana murid-muridnya 100% LULUS!! Muka-muka bahagia bertebaran, siswa-siswi jenius menikmati nilai seratus dan yang di ambang garis kepintaran (macam gue) menikmati tulisan “lulus”nya juga lega bukan main. Ahh, gak ada yang ngalahin rasa leganya buat saat ini, akhirnya bebas dari ujian dan tes masuk segala macem dan nikmatin liburan sepenuhnya. Oh, apa situ bilang, mau tau nilainya berapa aja? PEDULI SETAN YANG PENTING GUA LULUS muahahahaha. Nanti gue scan kalo udah agak niat, kalo Manohara udah kurusan, kalo cewek-cewek udah gak ngeributin Boys Before Flowers lagi β€” gak mungkin. Yaa, ITB emang bukan kuliah wah di luar negri, tapi udah bisa hidup di luar Jakarta juga bolehlah dianggap satu langkah maju. (mengingatkan diri untuk sedikit berbahagia.) πŸ™„

Hidup jangan lihat ke atas terus, nanti leher kamu patah.

β€” Kata-kata bokap yang dicoba untuk diresapi

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Now playing: Lovedrug – It Won’t Last
via FoxyTunes

June 14, 2009

It’s Inspiron

by Kevin Aditya

Dude, I’m writing this from my new silver Dell Inspiron 1427 which my dad bought me in the Festival Komputer Indonesia because I got into ITB and because I can’t convince him enough to buy a Macbook instead. Oh well, he said Mac’s kinda overpriced, the specifications not any good than other brands and apparently “because it looks better” isn’t convincing enough of a reason, haha but this Inspiron thing is quite cool.Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, 250GB HDD and nVidia GeForce GS 9300M 512MB β€” the last one is why I picked this in the first place. I just hope it would last long enough before new versions of many softwares start to ask for higher and higher specification…

Webcam test, check

Webcam test, check

June 8, 2009

A hell-done movie

by Kevin Aditya

Back before the new millenium, horror movies are supposedly for guys who want to appear bravehearted while watching it with his dream girl that clings in his arms, crying like babies needing someone to protect her life from the on-screen demons. But the 21st century horror films nowadays like Saw or Hostel, they all serve nothing but another new way to kill someone by throat-cutting, finger-ripping, limb-amputating the victims so severely they shriek in pain ’till death comes β€” this age is the rise of torture porn genre. Horror films today sure aren’t a good way to spend a Saturday night, correct?

Wait, there’s Sam Raimi to save the day with his newest movie, Drag Me to Hell. Yeah, I also thought how a guy who made Peter Parker dressed in all black complete with the emo fringe could make good horror movie, but hey, what I didn’t know is that he was well-known for making cult horror flicks way before those Spiderman stuffs. And so I entered the cinema with Harsyah, Luna and Sung β€” but two guys and two girls don’t necesarrily make us two couples β€” that’s where I remember that I HATE horror movies (I get scared easily, dammit). But whatever, the movie poster was convincing enough to make me want to watch it in the first place. How could you resist such poster full with emotion?

The movie starts, there’s this blonde cutie named Christine Brown who works daily as a loan officer, and currently she’s competing for the assistant manager position with the Asian guy Stu Rubin as her competition. One day an old crazy gypsy woman named Mrs. Ganush begs her for another mortgage extension for her house because she’s having financial difficulties. Reminiscing her boss’s words that he would prefer someone who can make tough decisions to be promoted, she rejects the extension even as the old lady begs on her knees, shaming Mrs. Ganush in the process. Later that night when Christine is going to her car at the basement parking lot, the old lady suddenly reappears and strangled her in a frightening struggling scene, but finally she only takes Christine’s coat button while cursing the word “laaamiiiaaaa” before disappearing, leaving Christine and her wrecked car behind. Then as her skeptic boyfriend Clay Dalton picks her up from the basement mess, she suddenly stops at a psychic store and intuitively decides to read her fortune. She’s damn well surprised when the Indian paranormal Rham Jas tells her that she has been cursed and within three days of torment, she will be dragged to hell by the demon Lamia…

Hey, come on old lady, dont barge into my car like that.

Hey, come on old lady, don't barge into my car like that.

Well, there’s no point in spoiling the story. What I have to tell you is that this is a really effective horror story, playing with classic blaring sound effects that will send you wrinkling on your seat instead of gore scenes full of blood. And hey, Raimi even inserted some awkwardly comedic scenes for some laughs! Really, this is a PG-13 rated horror movie. A really campy one, it reminds me of some 80s-90s decent horror flicks I’ve watched, but this one does the job well. Sam Raimi puts every element of classic horror thrills into the screen including the huge movie title just before the end credits.The demon rarely shows up throughout the movie, and that frightens you more than seeing zombies every 30 seconds, right? It brings back horror movies to be watchable on a Saturday night with your girl without feeling queasy for the rest of the night β€” if you’re single, go find some love!

8.1/10

June 5, 2009

Which type are you?

by Kevin Aditya

Feeling like you don’t really understand yourself? That’s okay, that’s youth. But rather than taking some stupid facebook quiz about who you really are determined by the first letter of your name, why don’t you take real online personality test based on Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, such like this?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or MBTI for short, determines your personality based on four dichotomies:

Attitudes: Extraversion/Introversion (E/I)
Extraverted people tend to gain energy from social activities, while introverted people spend their energy in the same activity. Introverted people feel energized when being alone instead, and tend to not prefer activities that involve many people as such activities exhaust them while extraverted people feel energized.

Functions: Sensing/iNtuition (S/N) and Thinking/Feeling (T/F)
I’ve a lack of words to explain in length for this part so let’s just quote Wikipedia. (hehe)

Jung identified two pairs of psychological functions:

  • The two perceiving functions, sensing and intuition
  • The two judging functions, thinking and feeling

According to the Myers-Briggs typology model, each person uses one of these four functions more dominantly and proficiently than the other three; however, all four functions are used at different times depending on the circumstances.

Sensing and Intuition are the information-gathering (perceiving) functions. They describe how new information is understood and interpreted. Individuals who prefer sensing are more likely to trust information that is in the present, tangible and concrete: that is, information that can be understood by the five senses. They tend to distrust hunches that seem to come out of nowhere. They prefer to look for details and facts. For them, the meaning is in the data. On the other hand, those who prefer intuition tend to trust information that is more abstract or theoretical, that can be associated with other information (either remembered or discovered by seeking a wider context or pattern). They may be more interested in future possibilities. They tend to trust those flashes of insight that seem to bubble up from the unconscious mind. The meaning is in how the data relates to the pattern or theory.

Thinking and feeling are the decision-making (judging) functions. The thinking and feeling functions are both used to make rational decisions, based on the data received from their information-gathering functions (sensing or intuition). Those who prefer thinking tend to decide things from a more detached standpoint, measuring the decision by what seems reasonable, logical, causal, consistent and matching a given set of rules. Those who prefer feeling tend to come to decisions by associating or empathizing with the situation, looking at it ‘from the inside’ and weighing the situation to achieve, on balance, the greatest harmony, consensus and fit, considering the needs of the people involved.

As noted already, people who prefer thinking do not necessarily, in the everyday sense, ‘think better’ than their feeling counterparts; the opposite preference is considered an equally rational way of coming to decisions (and, in any case, the MBTI assessment is a measure of preference, not ability). Similarly, those who prefer feeling do not necessarily have ‘better’ emotional reactions than their thinking counterparts.

Lifestyle: Judgment/Perception (J/P)

This one’s an extra, to show you which one is your preferred function: the judging function (thinking/feeling) or the perceiving function (sensing/perception) when orienting to the outside world. People who prefer Judgment tend to be a planner and make decisions early in the game, and gain a sense of control if things are predictable. Perception people, however, prefer to keep the options open so if the circumstances change they could adapt their decisions.

For more into the differences you can check it up here. All of these are then combined into four-letter personality type, classifying them into one of the 16 personality types β€” so if you’re a lonely procrastinator that relies on your gut feeling and take things emotionally, you’re an INFP. Of course the definitions aren’t that simple, and you might actually be surprised that the type describes you pretty clearly since there are four combined aspects being analyzed (note the Forer effect though). Every type, be it ESTP, INFJ, ISTJ, ENFP, or any other combinations, has its own distinctive features so don’t worry about vague descriptions. And you can take it even further by correlating it to Keirsey Temperament Sorter like this table shows you:

I’m an INTP, described as “quiet, thoughtful, analytical individuals who enjoy spending long periods of time on their own, working through problems and forming solutions.” (the actual description is long) and that’s pretty accurate. And it brings me to the Architect role variant in Keirsey’s which is surprising, because I’m gonna go to the architecture school at ITB. So, what are you waiting for? You could try it now at MyPersonality.info, and tell me your result and how exact is the description! Which type are you?

Click to view my Personality Profile page

June 2, 2009

Words; #1

by Kevin Aditya

Don’t you realize that nothing is universally right or wrong? If you help that old lady crossing the busy street, it’s right because it’s just what you choose to do. If you murder a man, it’s right because it’s just what you choose to do. Our real guideline is the society that always judge the moral values of anything you do, but don’t let the flow bring you down!

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