Let Me Produce One

My background in college was Broadcasting and Mass Communication. I have to say, my likeness of writing grew when I was in college. Not to mention, my final project I took the role as script writer.

If I want to make my own movie, there is one role I really like to take. As a Producer. I once took a role as a director. I don’t think I fit as a director hehehehe. That’s why I want to try another role. I also don’t want to be a performer as well. I’m more comfortable to be person behind the screen.

I must admit, I have a tendencies to be a control freak. Being a producer, I have to supervise from preproduction to post production processes of a movie. Design every detail, from location, budgeting to creative suggestions and decisions. Lots of discussions and probably debates all the way. Producing a movie involving lots of people.

For me, the best part as a producer is you finally see your movie is finish. The box office result is a bonus. At least I can share the team work to public.

*Prompt 30 March: If you were involved in a movie, would you rather be the director, the producer, or the lead performer? (Note: you can’t be the writer!). The Show Must Go On

Oh My God!

I was hanging out with my friends. We were 6 persons of high school friends just having fun while reminiscing the old days. One of the guy went to the toilet and we still talking among ourselves. Then our dear friend, let’s call him Fred, came back with a huge smile on his face. We asked what happen because he looks so happy.

I just met beautiful girl outside the toilet. When she passed me, her perfume soooo fragrant and yes she is beautiful. I think this is the first time since I broke up with my ex that I meet someone beautiful as she is.

We looked at each other, acknowledge his statement. We started to tease him. Then one of our friend, let’s call him Bob, said that her mother messaged him to meet outside the restaurant. He excused himself and we continued teasing Fred. Then suddenly Fred stopped talking and stared intensively. We also looked at his direction and saw Bob talking with a woman.

“Why are you looking like that?” I asked to Fred.

“The woman that Bob talking to, who is she?” asked Fred without blinking.

“Ow, it’s Bob’s mother. Why?” said one of us. Fred’s eyes widened.

“Fred, don’t tell me…” I think I guessed correctly, judging by Fred’s panic face.

Fred then looked at me and gave a small nod. My jaw literally dropped. Our friends still didn’t get it. Then Bob came with his mother. “Mum, these are my high school friends,” he introduced his mother. We said our greetings, including Fred. I remember his face suddenly turn red. Bob has to go with his mother so he bid goodbye to us.

After they left the restaurant, I started to laugh. Fred smack my shoulder and asked me to stop laughing. I tried to stop but I couldn’t. Our friends still curious. Between the laughs, I told them that the woman Fred meet at the toilet was Bob’s mother. Everybody started to laugh.

We never saw Bob’s mother before so we didn’t expect that she looks like a woman in her 30s. Yes she looks so young. We met her 3 months ago on Bob’s wedding and she still look beautiful and young. As for Fred, we teased him for 2 weeks before we got bored. We never tell Bob about it. It’s our little secret hehehe.

*Prompt 29 March: Tell us a story — fiction or non-fiction — with a twist we can’t see coming. What a Twist!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemereal

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These flowers,,, previously bloom so beautifully. When they finished their job, they wither beautifully, too.

I took this picture on my Singapore travel at Gardens By The Bay. Only this spot covered by withered flowers. In few hours, they will swept away…

This is my post for Ephemeral

Matriarch’s Cooking

When it comes to food, my favorite dishes was made by matriarch of my family, a.k.a. my Grandmum. Yup, for us, her children and grandchildren, Grandmum’s food is really comforting. We’re not talking about portion, although she loves to eat with big portion (considering we all LOVE to eat).

Even with the simplest recipe, she can make the best food in the world I’ve ever eat. In her food, we can feel her effort, her love, her passion, and most of all her prayers. She one told me, every time she prepared and cook the food, Grandmum always pray that every person that eat her food will have more energy and good health throughout the day. A simple wish from a mother to all her child.

My Grandmum know how much we love her food. That’s why she always cook in big portion so each and everyone can bring home her food for dinner or next day breakfast. Everybody will take home one big box contains lots of food. That way, we can still feel her love even though we live separately.

That’s the best feeling you can get from my Grandmum’s cooking 🙂

*Prompt 28 March: Tell us about your favorite meal, either to eat or to prepare. Does it just taste great, or does it have other associations? Food for the Soul (and the Stomach)

It’s My Code

This year I will enter my 30s. Unlike other women, I’m really excited to turn 30 years. Looking back to my life, I’m lucky to experience many things. Joy, sad, tears, laugh, births and deaths. I guess everyone also experience these.

Witnessing some sad events in my youth really changed how I live. I decided to live my life to the fullest and go with the flow. It doesn’t mean I put my life by fate. That’s not the way I go with the flow.

As you know, the water flows according to the shape off the rivers. For me, I make the path, I form the shape. That means, I set up goals of my life and work towards that goals. That’s what I mean with go with the flow. It can be work other way around.

When I want to reach my goal, I also follow the example that other people has made. I just put their shape to my own shape and work on it. A bit improvise. We need it sometimes, right?

I also want to enjoy my life to the fullest. I think, being someone who is not married yet gives me few advantage to this. For example, a time to explore. I love to discover new things. New books, new movies, new activities, and of course new places. Even my grandmother said I should live my life while I’m not married. In short, being selfish before you share your life with your spouse.

That’s my code, for now. I live by this code almost half of my life.

*Prompt 27 March: Have you got a code you live by? What are the principles or set of values you actively apply in your life? I Walk the Line

Almost Got It

Working as freelance reporter, gives me advantage to cover various events or music festivals. I really like my job because I love to write and enjoy atmosphere in events I attend. I also love the energy from the crowd and it keeps me excited.

The festival that I really want to cover is Future Music Festival Asia 2015 in Singapore. I got the confirmation back in January 2015. I was excited! The line up for the festival was one of the best I’ve ever seen. Can you imagine Fatboy Slim and The Prodigy in one event??? SUPERB!!!

So I booked a flight and hostel there. I also planned to go to some places after the event over. I contacted friends and family and arranged a meetup. I already prepared myself listened to the musics so I can be familiars with the set they will play. In short, I was prepared to have a party!!!

Then came the shocking news… CANCELLATION!!! Just few days before it happened!!!

I was devastated by the news. However, I couldn’t cancel my flight ticket and hostel booking, so I went to Singapore on schedule. I searched alternative schedule and found an event called FOSS Asia. The event happened on the same day as FMFA was scheduled. So at least I have something to do there, rather wandering the city without purpose hehehe.

I do visit some places and quite pleased with myself because I can go anywhere alone. Only with maps hehehe. Even my relative quite surprise because I could find their apartment block without problems. My friends also praised me for my effort attending FOSS Asia even though I’m not working in IT industry.

Well I couldn’t watch the festival I want, but I do have some fun there. Let’s say that I traded one fun with another fun ^^

*Prompt 26 March: Tell us about a time things came this close to working out… but didn’t. What happened next? Would you like the chance to try again, or are you happy with how things eventually worked out? But No Cigar

Painful

Isn’t it a painful thing to see someone you love go in front of your eyes?

I saw my parents marriage crumbled in front of me

I saw the person I love the most betrayed my trust

Yes it hurt me so bad…

Yet it’s not the end

When I saw my Mum passed away… that’s the ultimate painful of all

The pain that I must endured whole my life

Suddenly I miss my Mum…

*Prompt 25 March: Head to “Blogs I Follow” in the Reader. Scroll down to the third post in the list. Take the third sentence in the post, and work it into your own. Third From the Top

Three Times A Charm

Part 1

I was playing with my tablet when suddenly I received newsletter from my favorite movie theater. It was limited screening of Gundam The Origin I. Excited, I contacted my boyfriend and told him about this. We arranged a double date with our friends to watch it. The weekend came, and apparently lots of Gundam fans also want to watch this movie. However, it was only an hour because this movie is the first part only. My boyfriend later told me, “It’s odd to watching Gundam movie without the Gundam itself.”

 

Part 2

I was visiting my boyfriend’s family for the first time. Yup, he finally introduced me to his family. After have a chit-chat with his parents, he took me to his room. His room is typically boys room. Comics, CDs, games and laptop dominating his room. One more thing, his Gundam collection. With proud he told me about each Gundam. I love Gundam series but honestly I had no idea what is he talking about. However, I appreciate the modelling kit activities. After that day, he often challenged me to build something. I built airplanes, tanks and Taj Mahal replica. Still waiting, Saint Seiya figurine and one set of World War 2 vehicles. Yup, apparently I love modelling kit. Just ordinary love.

 

Part 3

I remember the first time I met my boyfriend. Actually our first date kinda geeky. He accompanied me at Star Trek Event in Jakarta. I was playing paper craft. Yes it was very geeky of me, and apparently him. Finished with my activities, we went to the mall to find a place to eat. Then we passed a toy store and took a peek. That was the first time I saw him like a boy. He took one by one Gundam models, examined it and made a comments. He seems so happy. Me? I’m more attracted to Lego Series.  They have The Hobbit series!!! We spent 30 minutes there, then head to restaurant.

 

So the common thing in these posts was MODELLING KIT. I talked about Gundam a lot, but I also mentioned others. Yeah, apparently my boyfriend found a partner in me with these things 🙂

*Prompt 24 March: Draft a post with three parts, each unrelated to the other, but create a common thread between them by including the same item — an object, a symbol, a place — in each part. Weaving the Threads

Someone to Tell My Life

This is a question that easy to answer. If I want a writer to write my biography, I definitely say JK Rowling. Simple reasons:

  1. I LOVE Harry Potter series. Even when the story ends, I still read the book all over again.
  2. I like how JK Rowling describe things or situation. Very detail but not boring at all. I can imagine it only from her words.
  3. Her story similar to my Mum’s story. A single parent who tried her best to give her children a better life.

Everybody have a desire to share, including me. Each person has their own story and probably we can learn something from their story. It will be such an honor if JK Rowling can tell my story. It doesn’t have to be a book. If it’s only an excerpt appears in one of her chapter it would be great. Knowing that my stories can be inspiration to her, I’m really grateful. Who knows, probably my stories can be inspiration for another person.

*Prompt 23 March: If you could have any author –living or dead – write your biography, who would you choose? Ghostwriter