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Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.

Georges Braque

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Hey You

How are you here? It’s been long time.

I was hiatus, less-idea, lazy to write and living in very comfort zone and surely occupied with mom-wife-house chores living. While people moving on, started a new challenge, I was (then) a slowly pacer.

How about your plan B? ” , the question was coming while I was working (hard) with my plan A. I am feeling insecure while I need to keep everything secure on behalf this big part. I was 35 now, mid 30’s. I am not even making move to keep my dream stay with me. It’s not floating away (yet), but keeping it with me, is more and more harder than I thought. But I shouldn’t let it go, I need to keep it hanging high and finish what I started, one by one. Can I ?

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pic from here , made by my favorite motivator , Grant Snider.

 

 

34/366 : Still Falling For You

Fire and ice
This love is like fire and ice
This love is like rain and blue skies
This love is like sun on the rise
This love got me rolling the dice
Don’t let me lose
Still falling for you
Still falling for you

Beautiful mind
Your heart got a story with mine
Your heart got me hurting at times
Your heart gave me new kind of highs
Your heart got me feeling so fine
So what to do
Still falling for you
Still falling for you

It took us a while
With every breath a new day
With love on the line
We’ve had our share of mistakes
But all your flaws and scars are mine
Still falling for you
Still falling for you

And just like that
All I breathe
All I feel
You are all for me
I’m in
And just like that
All I breathe
All I feel
You are all for me
No one can lift me, catch me the way that you do
I’m still falling for you

Brighter than gold
This love shining brighter than gold
This love is like letters in bold
This love is like out of control
This love is never growing old
You make it new
Still falling for you
Still falling for you

It took us a while
Because we were young and unsure
With love on the line
What if we both would need more
But all your flaws and scars are mine
Still falling for you
Still falling for you
Still falling for you

And just like that
All I breathe
All I feel
You are all for me
I’m in
And just like that
All I breathe
All I feel
You are all for me
No one can lift me, catch me the way that you do
I’m still falling for you

Falling, crash into my arms
Love you like this
Like a first kiss
Never let go
Falling, crash into my arms
Never breaking what we got
Still falling for you
Still falling for…

And just like that
All I breathe
All I feel
You are all for me
I’m in
And just like that
All I breathe
All I feel
You are all for me
All for me

And just like that
All I feel is you
All I feel is you
You are all for me
I’m still falling…
And just like that
All I feel is you
All I feel is you
You are all for me
No one can lift me, catch me the way that you do
I’m still falling for you

Ellie Goulding | Still Falling For You

Happy 7th Anniversary. My roommate, my lunch date, my half, my joker of the day, my karaoke companion. You are Virgo and I am Gemini, we are a love-hate crony. Thank you for wonderful ever 7 years journey and more journey years ahead. Love you, and I will always falling for you.

33/366 : #MusicMonday Coldplay – Fix You

Today is Fix You birthday. First out as a single on 2005 and then included in Coldplay third album, XY. This song reqularly comforted me in my-every-broken-heart moment for years. And I posted in my blog several times as many as I quoted the lyric to calm my shatered mind. Neverless, the album was the best album ever to sing with teary eyes.

Happy Birthday Fix You. May this song will always give me strength.

High up above or down below
When you’re too in love to let it go
But if you never try you’ll never know
Just what you’re worth

Coldplay | Fix You –

It is Monday and I am feeling blue.

32/366 : Rejection

A : He tried six times before he got the scholarship..
B : I tried 25. Only 4 close to the interview. I think I lost all my confidence now.
C : I tried 40 times, I got them after the 41. Keep trying, not counting the rejection. It helped you better in writing and answering though.

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Am I ready? Better keep trying, rite?!
picture by my Favorite Illustrator : Grant Snider in Incidental Comic

31/366 : 71 years

The good note to share from Budi Warsitoand the story behind the famous Indonesian Independent Day declaration.

1945 vs. 2605

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Pernahkah Anda memperhatikan dan bertanya-tanya, bahwa di teks proklamasi—baik versi tulisan tangan maupun yang diketik—memang tercantum angka ’05 (seperti kata guru-guru SD kita, itu singkatan dari tahun Jepang 2605), tapi kenapa di rekaman audio yang kerap diputar di TV-TV terdengar jelas Bung Karno melafalkan “..seribu sembilan ratus ampat puluh lima..” alias 1945? Mengapa beliau tidak mengucap “..duaribu anem ratus lima..” saja sesuai teks? Kenapa bisa beda, antara yang ditulis dengan yang dibaca? Jawaban paling meyakinkan sejauh ini adalah: rekaman audio tersebut sebenarnya tidak direkam tepat pada saat pembacaan proklamasi di hari Jumat Legi bulan Ramadhan tanggal 17 Agustus 1945 pukul sepuluh pagi, melainkan baru beberapa tahun setelahnya. Yak betul, itu baru direkam beberapa tahun setelahnya. Sejumlah sumber menyebut tahun 1951, konon itu pun setelah Presiden Sukarno berhasil dibujuk dengan susah payah oleh Joesoef Ronodipoero, pendiri Radio Republik Indonesia yang saat itu baru saja membeli peralatan anyar. Bapak Proklamator akhirnya berkenan “membacakan ulang” naskah proklamasi yang legendaris itu untuk direkam oleh Bapak RRI. Setelah beberapa tahun merdeka, termasuk harus mengalami tahun-tahun awal pasca-kemerdekaan yang tak mudah, sangat bisa dimengerti jika untuk rekaman audio-nya kemudian Presiden Sukarno lebih memilih mengucapkan angka 1945 tahun Masehi yang ikonik, mungkin sekaligus sebagai koreksi, dan jelas terdengar lebih nasionalis dan revolusioner ketimbang 2605 tahun Jepang di teks aslinya. Setelah itu baru Lokananta, perusahaan rekaman milik negara yang berdiri pada 1956 di Surakarta, kemudian memperbanyak rekaman “pembacaan ulang” proklamasi itu ke dalam format plat gramofon (shellac) berkecepatan 78rpm, dibundel berurutan di side A dengan lagu “Indonesia Raya” ciptaan W.R. Supratman versi instrumental resmi pemerintah—diaransemen oleh Jozef “Jos” Cleber beserta Orkes Cosmopolitan dengan beberapa saran/masukan dari Presiden Sukarno langsung.

* Mas Budi Warsito is the owner of private library called Kineruku which has 4000 books, 1000 music and film collections

30/366 : #musicMonday Twenty One Pilot : Ride

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Back to Abu Dhabi means have a long trip everywhere. For example , the nearest mall is either reached in 20-30 minutes which is 16 kms far or 20 minutes for 20 kms. We usually ride a car, the easiest the coziest. While mr.A is driving, I usually listen to the radio. My music preference is the-easy-to-listen what radio provided. So then the song from Twenty One Pilot catched my ear. The lyric said

Oh, I’m falling, so I’m taking my time on my ride

Ride | Twenty One Pilot

And suddenly I think, I guess the band or the singer should be from a place in United States. A state with long road from one city to another, so the song writer or the lead singer can spend driving to clear his mind. And  my thought was true, based on Wiki, the band , is from Ohio. No wonder the lyric became like that. 

Then,

Can a song describe a demographic condition?

Surely, I believe it can. Music had changed time to time. One genre grew and dissolved to another genre. Music is usually used as a propaganda or a campaign. Meanwhile revolution and reformation in the world also gave an effect to music, created new style of and affected the lyric. Music talked as an universal language, and passed the barrier to communicate. So, music should be a way to describe how the human races live their life.

I imagine, few thousands years later or if human races disappears, and another living creature find our music traces or records, can they describe our social life, our culture, our political view or our life style?

Maybe.

Because NASA try once to answer this. They sent an information to future human with Voyager Golden Record. This record contain sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, and are intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life form, or for future humans, who may find them.

I’ve been thinking too much
Help me.

– Ride | Twenty One Pilot