November 27, 2012

Rumor: Butiran Debu

Awfully beautiful song with amazing voice and lyric.. but just can't understand the whole point of this MV. With him seemingly being the only Asian surrounded by some sort of special agents. And what's with that super beautiful lady in blonde. She's too good to be paired up with him. Sorry for being mean, but I've heard this song over and over again in the radio and I've imagined the MV to be somewhat romantic and tragic, and beautiful.

Nothing like this. At all. (-____-)

But yeh the lyric and the voice is still cool nonetheless. I'm pretty sure Indos will appreciate this kinda song because lately we've been having way, way, too much crappy mainstream songs.


Butiran Debu by Rumor

Namaku cinta ketika kita bersama
Berbagi rasa untuk selamanya
Namaku cinta ketika kita bersama
Berbagi rasa sepanjang usia

Hingga tiba saatnya aku pun melihat
Cintaku yang khianat, cintaku berkhianat

Aku terjatuh dan tak bisa bangkit lagi
Aku tenggelam dalam lautan luka dalam
Aku tersesat dan tak tahu arah jalan pulang
Aku tanpamu butiran debu

Namaku cinta ketika kita bersama
Berbagi rasa untuk selamanya
Namaku cinta ketika kita bersama
Berbagi rasa sepanjang usia

Hingga tiba saatnya aku pun melihat
Cintaku yang khianat, cintaku berkhianat ooh
Menepi menepilah menjauh
Semua yang terjadi di antara kita ooh

Aku terjatuh dan tak bisa bangkit lagi
Aku tenggelam dalam lautan luka dalam
Aku tersesat dan tak tahu arah jalan pulang
Aku tanpamu butiran debu

November 23, 2012

Ignite Conference 2012, and A Father's Prayer..

Last Thursday 15 November my beloved church held a half-day long conference in Jakarta. It's called Ignite Conference 2012: God of Destiny. It was such a happy day for me.. being able to participate in the ushering team and pay contribution to the event. I was in the Ignite committee earlier this year but somewhat somehow my immaturity, new circle of friends, new job and piling workload cause me to bail out of the team :(

Lucky I can still get on with it on Ignite D-1. Thanks Lord.

The format is a typical conference's format, only that this time we have a half-day conference as a tester for our May 2013 Ignite. First, there's an afternoon rally. Then people can choose to attend either the Business Impact session or Spiritual Impact session, followed by a seriously on fire night rally.

Ignite 12 brochure in the cool two-toned black-yellow contrast. Eyecatching right?

Very unfortunate for me and ushers that we couldn't join the session because we were busy... well, ushering. It's a lot of fun though, knowing that we can serve the Lord through any means possible even if it's only by being freelance usher :D

To me, the most inspiring story doesn't come from the conference (although I was ignited like hell there). It's actually this story of a Christian father who raises up his children in strong, Godly values that he actually cried seeing his son speaking up on his belief. It's such a wonder, to me, to have Christian parents that can literally pray for you everyday and surrender your life to God even from the second you were born. Read it below.

Very inspiring story. Thank you to all the dads out there. You never knew how much you've done for your child's story of life.. May God bless you with an ever increasing wisdom and discernment to know what are the best things in life. Amen.

The Ignite team yayyy~~!!

The ladies-line up in usher and registration team

Originally cited from Paulus Bambang WS Blog - Ketika Air Mata Menetes

When The Tears of Pride Drops
By Paulus Bambang

I'm scheduled to give a seminar on 'Circle of Influence' at Ignite Conference 2012, Balai Kartini, 2.30 pm. The initial plan was to come at around 2 pm after a lunch with my wife and the youngest who want to accompany me "onstage" in this event attended by roughly 300 youths.

Found out that the eldest who's in the 'worship team' wants me to attend the event since the beginning to see his team 'performance'. I said yes to supporting him from the ground below. At least, the dad, mom, and brother can 'support' him although it's only as far as handclaps under the stage.

When the firstborn, call him Daniel, appeared and started to lead the worship with an Australian-Hillsong-youth style (my son and his friends are mostly Australian graduates), I was swept away. I joined the cheers, I danced and sang although the song is pretty new to me. I forgot my age and this pair of legs that were not as strong as they used to be in the past days.

In the middle of the worship session, my tears suddenly fell down, not just in drops but pouring down like a rain. I wiped my handkerchief several times during my son-led worship.

Why did I cry? How could my tear pour down like that?

November 17, 2012

Much Fun and Love - SCG Ambassador Trip in Bangkok, Thailand

It's been a very very very extremely full weeks for me lately. Work, family time, training, SCG Kickoff preparation, church ministry (luckily only the social media part so not much responsibility yet), friendstime and metime. I really thank God for the days I've lived in ever since I first stepped my feet in Jakarta airport. I know life in Indonesia gonna be awesome and there's a truth behind a self-fulfilling prophesy. What you believe is what you get. What you look forward to is what you work on, and that will surely increase the chance of what you want to happen in the future.

Matthew 7:7
"Ask and it will be given to you;
  seek and you will find;
  knock and the door will be opened to you."

I think I've always known the benefit of being an optimist in my entire life. Positive energy charges you up and let what seems to be impossible to happen. And not only that, positivity is contagious and it charges people around you too. It also makes you radiant. Believe me, people can tell whether you're being real or not. You can't fake self confidence and positive attitude, same as you can't fake a smile or a warm hug.

Romans 12:9-10
Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.

3-course lunch at Water Library, Bangkok with Ms Rinrada a.k.a Ant a.k.a fresh bride of the week :*

The way I see it, there's a difference between an optimistic approach toward life and living in denial. The way I see it, an optimist is someone who realises what he/she is capable of and what he's not, and he got full understanding of his character, his strengths and his flaws. That's why he can train himself to be optimist when facing challenges on the course of pursuing his life passion.

I cannot, and will never be able to hide my insecurity and lack of confidence even no matter how badly I want to. Often, I'm very much disappointed with myself for falling short of what I expect myself to do and miss the important things in life. Lucky that I have people who love to push me forward and keep encouraging me to believe in what I can do. And for this reason, I'm really grateful to God.

November 6, 2012

Donna Karan Resort 2013 Campaign with Karlie Kloss: Sleek, Romantic Silhouettes

Sleek hair and supertight, body-hugging, overflowing tail. Then sleek hair and super-light, ethereal fabric. I just love how they did it with Karlie.

Karlie Kloss, photographed by Laird+Partners

Sourced from fashiongonerogue

Max&Co Fall 2012 Campaign: Elegant, Sunny Streets of Paris

Lately I keep thinking about doing perms.. Perming the hair.. But yea anyway, look at these gorgeous coats.

Magdalena Frackowiak and Josephine Skriver
Photographed by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer

Sourced from fashiongonerogue

November 5, 2012

In The Search Of..


What's a beautiful life?
What's a beautiful woman?
What makes one's fashion language so beautiful and not another?

Many says that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
God says that beauty is found within wisdom. Wisdom is a she in the bible, and she is more valuable than any kind of gold or treasure on earth.

What's beauty to you?

The word search and discovery pop into my mind when I see these pics. Well, to me these pictures are definitely beautiful. The model, the style, the colours, all so beautiful. I'm never into matchstick-thin model so it's really pleasant to see beautiful ladies with actual lady-like curve instead of flatness.

Copied these beautiful photographs from brownplatform: My name is Sherlock Holmes - Anastasia Siantar. Enjoy :)

Picture from brownplatform