Ever heard of this movie before?

Well, like any other, it's another Walt Disney movie. Not a very popular one I might say. I remember the first time I saw this poster is ages ago when I was still a kid. I saw this in a child magazine and I've been craving to watch this movie back then. But, I only get to watch it like a two weeks ago, when I was randomly browsing through the net and decided to download the torrent.

It was actually a good movie. I like it! The characters are all funny. I like the a-dork-able Milo and his awkwardness. Not to mention Vinny's accent, how Sweet said "Hold on, back up!" and Mole weirdness. It's just... well, what's the word? funny? Whatever. You should watch this. Highly recommended

1914: Milo Thatch, grandson of the great Thaddeus Thatch works in the boiler room of a museum. He knows that Atlantis was real, and he can get there if he has the mysterious Shephards journal, which can guide him to Atlantis. But he needs someone to fund a voyage. His employer thinks he’s dotty, and refuses to fund any crazy idea. He returns home to his apartment and finds a woman there. She takes him to Preston B. Whitmore, an old friend of his Grandfathers. He gives him the shepherds journal, a submarine and a 5 star crew. They travel through the Atlantic ocean, face a large lobster called the Leviathan, and finally get to Atlantis. But does the Atlantis crew have a lust for discovery, or something else?

Favorite Quotes:
Princess Kida: We are not thriving. True, our people live, but our culture is dying. We are like a stone the ocean beats against. With each passing year a little more of us is worn away.

Helga: Someone needs to talk to that girl.
Mole: I will go!
Vinny: Someone with good people skills.
Mole: I will do it!
Dr. Sweet: Someone who won't scare her away.
Mole: I volunteer!
Wilhelmina: Someone who can speak the language.
Mole: For the good of the mission, I will go!
Commander Rourke: [to Milo, who is not paying attention] Good man, Thatch. Thanks for volunteering.

Cookie: You're so skinny, if you turned sideways and stuck out your tongue, you'd look like a zipper.

Preston B. Whitmore: Your grandad had a saying: "Our lives are remembered by the gifts we leave our children." This journal is his gift to you, Milo. Atlantis is waiting. What do you say?

Milo: Forget your jammies, Mrs. Packard?
Wilhelmina: I sleep in the nude.
[Sweet throws a sleep mask to Milo]
Dr. Sweet: You're gonna want a pair of these. She sleepwalks.

Vinny: My family owned a flower shop. We would sell roses, carnations, baby's breath, you name it. One day, I'm making about three dozen corsages for this prom, you know, the one they put on the wrist, and everybody, they come. "Where is it?", "When is it?", "Does it match my dress?" It's a nightmare. Anyway, I guess there was this leak next door of gas or what. BOOM! No more Chinese laundry. Blew me right through the front window. It was like a sign from God. I found myself that boom.

Milo: What else have you, uh, got in there?
Vinny: Oh, er... gunpowder, nitroglycerin, notepads, fuses, wicks, glue, and... paper clips, big ones. You know, just, uh, office supplies.

Dr. Sweet: Less talk, more saw!


BIG SHOCK, peeps!
another Jakarta bombing!

Okay, maybe not so big. but it's still a shocking incident that early in the morning, there's already two bombing in Jakarta, South Jakarta to be exact, and it happened in the two most luxury hotels in Jakarta which is JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton Jakarta.

I was in school when these happened and all of the sudden, it became a trending topic in my school. Everyone was like talking about it, yea.. even me. I read it from the news that the first explosion happened inside Marriott at 07.45 AM and two minutes later, there's another explosion, coming from the nearby hotel which is Ritz Carlton. They said that there are 9 victims, dead.

Here's the news:

Based on the latest news, the two powerful explosions hit the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels Friday morning in the Indonesian capital, killing at least 9 people including four foreigners, and 41 peoples badly injured, 14 foreigners, including the United States and Canada citizens. From the nine people, six peoples dead in JW Marriott Hotel, two in Ritz-Carlton hotel and one dead in Medistra Hospital.

JW Marriott


Mr.Timothy McKay, CEO of PT. Holcim, one of the victim of Ritz Carlton Jakarta Bomb.

Now, it is all over the channel, wherever I flip the channel, it's talking and discussing about the bomb. Many speculations are there, but no one really know the truth behind these twin-bombings.

And ever since the morning shock of bombing, there's a lot of rumors that there are still around 40 unactive bomb in Jakarta. My friend received a sms about it. More? There are burned car in Angke Highway. First they said that it's bomb, and another said it's because of the tire exploded, but some said it is both. There are victims of course, I heard two are dead.

And there are news about MU and the cancellation thing about coming & playing in Jakarta. I don't know, there's a lot of news today. Such a day.

reality and life.

Going to the FINAL!

Just writing and telling is so boring, so I'll make today's post in a different format: INTERVIEW!


Hello there. Congrats on making it to the final.
Wow, thanks!

Don't you want to introduced yourselves to the readers?
Oh well, okay. Mm.. how do I start? I'm Carissa, but a.k.a Vicky in my ballet class and I'm an Intermediate Foundation student in Namarina West Jakarta branch.

Okay, Vicky. How do you feel about yesterday? When you knew that you're actually made it to the final?
I guess I'm happy. There's no word to describe it. I mean, yea... I'm happy and proud that actually I get what it takes to make it this far.

Tell us, what did you do the day before the semifinal round?
Mm... practicing?

Hahaha... well then, let's change the question. Tell us about your preparation, how did you practice etc?
I practiced in such a small space, you know, apartment. So, I just practiced my balanced, doing arabesque and all. Also I practiced my pirouette, making it more perfect than before. And this might be a lil' silly, but I recorded myself when I'm practicing.

Wow. Such an ambition, huh? And that's not silly at all, Vick. I guess I'll do the same. And now, tell us about the day, everything.
7.30 AM : I woke up and basically did nothing aside from eating breakfast and watching cartoons.
8.00 AM : took a bath and preparing myself for the day such as doing make up and making buns.
9.20 AM : went to the venue (STC - Senayan Trade Center)
9.50 AM : Arrived at STC but it's not opened yet. But thank God, McD is open 24 hours so I went there to meet my friend - Holie and her mom - who's already arrived from 9.00 AM.
10.00 AM : Nana arrived and decided to have a breakfast first at McD
10.20 AM : Went up to 6th floor, get a number, and went straight inside to the hall. Parents wait outside.
10.30 AM : Doing a lot of other preparation, such as tying our shoes, checking our skirt, putting up more make up (in case it's already gone). Yeah, it's busy time. Warming up at the side of the hall.
11.00 AM : Hall is open and so parents & audiences streamed into the hall.
(from now on I don't really know the time well, I didn't wear my watch anymore)
11.10 AM - 12.10 PM : Semifinal Round of Category 1.
12.10 PM - 1.10 PM : Semifinal Round of Category 2 (I'm in this category).
1.10 PM : Recess for about 55 minutes.
2.05 PM : Start of Semifinal Round of Category 3.
2.05 PM - 2.40 PM : Grade 7 and 8 Demo.
2.40 PM : A little session of Q&A with the semifinalists while waiting for the results.
3.00 PM : The Results is out, and apparently I made it to the FINAL!
3.05 PM : A lot of congrats here and there and I ordered a costume for the final.

Such a day. Are you tired?
Very. Much more than you can imagine, but I'm undoubtedly happy. It all paid off

Well, you told us about the whole day. How about your feelings? I mean, not after you know you made it to the final. Before it. How do you feel? Nervous or... anything?
Of course nervous. Who doesn't? Especially before performing. I'm so drop dead nervous, I'm afraid that I'll make a silly mistake when dancing. But, when it's all over I'm so relieved.

Speaking of mistake, did you make a mistake back then?
Mm.. not until the last part of the demi-character dances. I was late, like a second. But it's no biggie.

Before the results is out, are you wondering whether you made it to the final?
Yea, of course. But I don't really give a thought about it. I've done my best and so let the judges decide whether I'm worth it in the finals or not. No hard feelings. But, before it, I just got the feeling that I'll make it to the final.

And why is that?
Because first, I've done my very best. I feel like I executed every movement perfectly. I feel... I don't know it's just hard to describe how you feel when you're dancing. I feel I got the sense, the connection with all the movement and so I can executed it all perfectly at that time and dances it like it came from the heart. Eventually, the judges saw it. Thanks God. My hard work paid off.

Yea, indeed. I can see it, and you prove you are right. What your most perfect moment back then?
My perfect moment? Wow, I guess it's the Grand Jete in Waltz. I don't know how others thought (esp. the teachers) when they saw it, but for me? It's perfect Feels like flying.

What motivates you that day?
Actually, a lot. My teacher said something encouraging, my friends support me and of course MJ. LOL. Yea, that's right. Michael Jackson. I was inspired by him, his figure and Rev. Al Sharpton speech at MJ Memorial (which I watched again the day before).

Okay, move one to the next question. It's almost over, Vick. Tell us about your costume.
Uwaah... that, I can't really tell.

Not even a hint?
Well, it's Benhur in color. Like a royal blue. It's a nice color for sure.

Last question, when is it? The final?
It'll be held in 26 of July in TIM. Come and watch, okay?

Sure do. Once again, congratulation for making it this far.
this is me,
with all the happy aura after the competition

Michael Jackson Memorial.

I really won't saying much about today post because I'm still grieving over MJ. I still play his songs over and over again both in my iTunes and my iPod. Well, I know I never been his so-called #1 fans in the world, but I grew up with his song. I recalled this perfectly. The first CD I ever heard was his, the HIStory.

To tell the truth? MJ Memorial only make it worse. It's such a tearful event, I watched it LIVE through my TV screen and I just can't help to cry whenever I watched it all over again in Youtube.

Queen Latifah eulogizes Michael Jackson and reads Maya Angelou poem dedicated to the King of Pop, "We Had Him"

Mariah Carey & Trey Lorenz singing I'll Be There
I could barely keep myself from crying. I'm sorry that I wasn't able to pull it together and really do it right,but I was literally choked up when I saw him there in front of me"
- Mariah Carey as stated from her twitter.

Basketball players Kobe Bryant and Earvin "Magic
" Johnson eulogize Michael Jackson, recalling how he used to eat KFC with MJ.

Jermaine Jackson singing Smile.

Although a tear may be ever so near,
That's the time you must keep on trying.
Smile, what the use in crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile.
- Smile, Michael Jackson

Jennifer Hudson singing Will You Be There?

A weeping Brooke Shields gives an emotional eulogy of her longtime friend Michael Jackson. She called their bond "the most natural and easiest of friendships."

Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine thanks the crowd at the Staples Center for attending the memorial service. Marlon Jackson then gives an emotional eulogy. "Maybe now, Michael, they will leave you alone."

Tearful Usher singing Gone Too Soon.

This bring the most tears, to me especially.
"I just want to say ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine... I just wanted to say I love him so much." - Paris Katherine Jackson

closing ceremony of Michael Joseph Jackson Memorial.

don't judge me please.


Okay, so maybe the word of the day for me. Well, maybe not just day, but days. I'll have quite a schedule next week regarding the time for the semifinal round rehearsal thingy. I've to go here and there, practice this and that. So, yea, I'll be pretty much tired when I reach home so I just don't have the time to update.

Anyway, I want to share something with you guys today. Hmm.. how to start this? First I would like to say that, I'm kinda offended by my teacher today, ballet teacher. I know she's kind and she is (otherwise she wouldn't give me a present for my birthday) but her words kinda offended me.

So today at class, I'm kinda slow absorbing the new material for the next semifinal round and I messed up at my first dance, so you know - she's angry at my slowness and me being so unfocused. She said things that hurts my feeling. Okay, the "things" she said isn't that bad for some people but I'm just too sensitive, that's all. I don't want you to think bad about her or what. But still, it hurts - for me.

I think in the end, it's all about me. I'm offended because I know what she said is true and I just couldn't accept that. You see... I have a problem with my concentration lately, since last year if I'm not wrong. And why would that be? It's because of my health condition. I have something they called as Epilepsy. It's a neurological disorder (brain disorder), I have this thing since I was a kid.

I have had a medication once when I was a child. I should ate a medicine everyday and attend a therapy session. But as a child, I was stubborn so I stop my medication at my own will and nothing particular happened to me until last year. I have seizures, twice and with that my mom took me to two doctors and again, I have to continue my medication (which I terribly hate).

And again, this medicine that I used in my medication isn't without side effect. It's affected me in a terrible and horrible way - for me. I lost MY CONCENTRATION. I found it really hard to concentrate and my marks just dropped. Really, like all of it. And, I was crushed. I feel like I'm useless. Really, I used to cry so hard when I was alone. Realizing what happened to me isn't nice. It's just heart-breaking.

I used to be a good student with a good memory and concentration, but here I am now. So hard to concentrate and to remember thing. Concentrating and remembering things were easy for me, once. It's the truth. But now? Gosh. Don't ask.

I just want one thing. I just want them to understand my condition. It's already hard for me to deal with this thing and myself. It's still hard for me. So, why can't anyone please... please, don't judge me. Don't say anything that will only hurt my feeling. I'm still trying to overcome all of these things.

I guess that's it, and for information, this is the first time I wrote this thing down.

Before you judge me,
try hard to love me,
Look within your heart then ask,
Have you seen my Childhood?

- Childhood, Michael Jackson

July is in the house!

It's July my fellow peeps and bloggie Okay, maybe you just wondering what's so special about July? Well, actually... it's the combination of good and bad news altogether. So, how shall we start this post today? Good or bad first?

Okay, I'll choose bad. In just two weeks, 15 of July to be exact, I'll be back to school and as you know, school is my personal hell on earth. So yea, it's bad news. And know what? I'm a SENIOR, which I'm happy because I'll be graduating soon but also sucks, because it'll be the busiest year for me (and hardest maybe?)

That's it about the bad parts, now come the good parts. Oh yea, excited, aren't you? Well, the good part is that I'm going to have MY SEMIFINAL ROUND! Oh my God, how exciting is that? ah yes, I haven't told you, I passed the first round of my ballet competition and now I'm one of the semifinalist! The semifinal round will be held in STC (again) in 12 July. So wish me luck again peeps. Really-really need it!

And one more thing about July, well... my crush's birthday is in this month

Anyway, I've been trying to watch some TV series these days, actually, I'm starting with Heroes, but I don't know why, I get kinda bored so I tried and watched Skins. Well, what I can say about this British Teen Drama is that - you really need to be 18++ to watched this (or at least, in the age where you're considered ADULT)

Seriously Skins is so dirty, all about those making out thing, drugs, sexes, foul languages.. it's a serious bad influence if you're still kid (12-16 years old can't watch this drama, in my opinion) but despite all of that things, I still watch this. I think the story is pretty good with all their own problem. I love EFFY STONEM!

And, one more thing, I've been planning to watch "A Very Long Engagement" which is a French movie played by Audrey Tautou and Gaspard Ulliel Anyone ever watched this before? Is it good? Tell me. Here's the trailer and with that I bid you my goodbye.