Monday, August 31, 2009

Saturday Evening Rendezvous

Last Saturday, me and my friends had an evening rendezvous at Teras Coffee, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta. Although, not many who can come but it's so much fun! We had lots of laugh! It's been a while I haven't had fun moments like this. It's so comforting to see old friends again. Even though everybody is busy and had it's own story of life but we can compromised quite well. Even one of my friend said that it's been a while since he could relax like that..I agree with him.

Too bad the time had to passed. If not, I would love to stay long and chat with them. After the rendezvous, all of us have to get back to the world we're living. For the truth I feel kind a bit lonely. I want to chat with them for some more time. But, I know we all still can meet again someday. And so I'll be waiting for the next rendezvous ^_^

The Answer

Raikkonen: Other teams want me
Saturday 29th August 2009




Kimi Raikkonen has made it clear that if Ferrari don't want him for next year's Championship then he will find another F1 team to race for.

The Finn is currently under contract with the Scuderia and still has one season - 2010 - left on his reported £35m-a-year deal.

However, his position at the team is under threat with continued rumours claiming that Fernando Alonso will be taking his race-seat next season.

And although Raikkonen has always responded to those reports by saying he has a deal for 2010, the Finn has now made it clear that if Ferrari don't want him then he will simply sign with another team.

"If for some reason I am not at Ferrari next season I know I'll have a seat at another team in the paddock," the 2007 World Champion told the British press.

"It's not a problem. Other teams want me.

"I'm too young to retire. I have a contract with Ferrari for next season. If I didn't want to race next season I would not have signed a contract."

KiRai's Note:
Maybe people would surprised reading such brave (maybe arrogant) comment from Kimi. Well, that is Kimi ^_^ sometimes, he can be arrogant like that, but it's fine with me. Because his words are true. Kimi isn't someone who likes to talk highly and doesn't realize his potential. Kimi dares to speak like that because he knows his potentiality. That's why he's so great!
Anyhow, Ferrari shouldn't discard Kimi. Look at his achievement this season for the team. He has give many important points for the team. It's Kimi who make them keep rise the head high. If they discard him, they'll regret it for sure!
And what the happiest thing is his words, that he's still young to retired! That mean Kimi will still be around for a while! That mean I can still see him! I'm so happy!!

He did it!! XD



I still can't believe this is happening. It's not a dream, it's for real. Kimi won the Belgium GP! He finally stand at that highest podium!! I'm so happy! I'm very proud of him!

Kimi started the race from P6 and was aggressively move up to 3rd place. He got wide at the first corner but could squeeze back to take 3rd place. Then he succeed in overtaking Kubica for 2nd place but then was hit from the back by Kubica. Thank God, nothing damage at the car. (If there's damage, you know what I would do...). There's an accident at the first turn and make Safety Car to come out. After, SC went in, Kimi trail Fisichella and succeed to overtake him and become the leader of the race.

The action was happen at 2nd pit stop when both Kimi and Fisi take the pit stop together. But, thanks to the team work of the pit crew, there's no trouble come to Kimi and he succeed to come out in front of Fisi. This position stay like this until the race ended with Kimi raising his fist high up in the air! Kimi has won the Belgium GP for the fourth times!!

After, he park the car, Kimi comes out from the car and stand on top of it to wave to the crowd (and I wave back ^_^). I could see that he's really happy. Of course he is! He should! He's the greatest driver! I'm so happy to see him standing there again, and this time he's in the highest position. I bet the view is so beautiful from up there ^_^ Kimi deserve this result, he also deserve the honor. Again, for many times, Kimi has give something for the team. Let's track down his achievement for the team this season.

1. Kimi is the one who give Ferrari first points.
2. Kimi is the one who give Ferrari first podium.
3. And of course, Kimi is the one who give Ferrari the first highest podium!

That is something! That's the hard work Kimi has been given for the team! They should have thankful for having him. Kimi has give everything for the team and he deserve to be treated a lot better!
Oh well, no use to complaining in this joyful moment..let the people talking what they want..I don't care..I only care what happen now and that is the hard work Kimi has always given. I'm very proud of him.

Kimi, thank you for your hard work. You have done a great job! You are the best! Always believe that! Thank you so much!! Love you!

Friday, August 28, 2009

For Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow and on

For what I've known yesterday...For my feeling today...and for what I'm going to do tomorrow and on..this is for you...

Glamorous Sky
by Hyde


I could have seen the other side
Taking a step into the sky
Ah, I’m always late

I could’ve done the same routine
Showing the old and golden scene
I’m lying again, to make them go
Wearing again my rocking shoes
Over the puddles made of tears
Flash back, I know you’re clever
I remember

I know we could cross over rainbows
I wish that we could aim the sun again
I know we could dream for tomorrow
To share the long forgotten glamorous days

Ah..

I could have done a lot for you
Nothing was left for me to do
Ah I’m always late, I let you go
You always said it’s rock ‘n roll
Life is battle, fight and grow
Flash back, I loved your flavour
I remember

I know we could shine like the starlight
I wish that we could aim the sky again
I know we could dream for tomorrow
To share the long forgotten glamorous days
Ah glamorous days..

I won’t be sleeping!

Sunday, monday, and another Tuesday
Wednesday, Thursday you’re still away
Friday, Saturday, i’ll be lonely everyday
And then crying high up to the moon
And I somehow hope to hear you cry

I know I could fight all the troubles
If only I could stay there on your side
I know I should dream on my own now
To chase the long forgotten glorious days
I know we could cross all the rainbows

I wish that we could aim the sun again
I know we could dream for tomorrow
To share the long forgotten glamorous days

Glamorous sky..

KiRai's Note:
I tried to ask why but I don't find the answer. I try to have the hatred but I give up. I can't hate you. Instead, I give you the beautiful words that express my feeling. I wish we can be at that glorious days again. I wish we still can see that glamorous sky together. I wish I can stay at your side. You won't know this. I know that I have to face it alone now. Now I have to dream alone and also walk alone.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

I never think that I'll be saying this but after yesterday and a lot of thinking all night till now..I've make up my mind.

To Someone:

"I'm strong on the surface. Not all the way through. I've never been perfect. But neither have you,"

"Arigatou...aishite..kurete...sayounara,"

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hard Bitten (VAMPS in TIME Magazine)



Hard Bitten


KiRai's Note:
I've just get the link and quickly checked it out. It's AWESOME!! VAMPS is in TIME Magazine!! Their USA tour is really a success!! Thank God! VAMPS, I'm so proud of you!! Wishing you all the best!! But then...when will hyde back to L'Arc~en~Ciel..? ^^

Sayounara

Sayounara by L'Arc~en~Ciel
(Words&Music: hyde)


habataku tsubasa o hirogeteku chiisa na sora e
shizuka ni jidai wa ugoite
kono asa ni wakare o tsuretekita yo
kaze ni nosete

bokura wa kizukanu furi o shiteitanda ne tabun
mujaki ni hashaideita kedo
kono toki o dokoka de mitsumeteita

mou ichido waratte misete komaranaide
kyou wa otonashiinda ne
ano koro e kaeritaikedo......
mata aeru ne arigatou
soremade...... sayounara

maichiru hanabira ga waratteru
kazari ni saigo no kuchizuke o!
damatteitara namida ga koboreteshimaisou dakara
onegai
mou ichido waratte misete furuenaide
kao o agete goran
atarashii kisetsu ga kitara
mata aeru ne arigatou
aishitekurete...... sayounara

Translations:

Spreading out its wings to fly,
the age passes quietly to a tiny sky
on the wind its brought a farewell to the morning.

We pretended not to notice. Maybe...
though we played innocently somehow we saw this time coming.

Don't hesitate to smile for me once more
You're so quiet today.
I want to go back to those days but...
we'll meet again, thank you.
until then... goodbye.

the flower petals scattered in the wind are laughing
and decorate our last kiss.
If you stay quiet, the tears are going to well up
so please

Don't tremble when you smile for me once more.
raise your head.
When the new season comes,
we'll meet again, thank you for loving me.
goodbye

KiRai's Note:
I think this is a sweet break up song from L'Arc~en~Ciel ^_^ It's the reason why I love them so much! L'Arc~en~Ciel can create beautiful songs, with a beautiful words, and beautiful music. It's one of my favorite songs from them. Even so, I would never want them to say the words...never!!

Prayer

I always said the "PRAYER" song from Hyde sama with "Hyde's Prayer"
I love this song. It's my number one favorite song from Hyde sama. I also like it since it was in English, so I could understand what Hyde sama is trying to say
I even made an artwork with the words from this song. Everyone who see it think I wrote the words but when they read the name below it, they went, "Ho..it's from that guy!"

Why I like the song so much? Because it suits my condition that sometimes I had. I feel Hyde sama could understand the feeling I had. Here's my feeling about the lyric.

Prayer by Hyde




I'm stray...

I'm crossing the borderline...without a sound
A wilderness no one could ever know
The sadness...how it brings me down
(KiRai: yes, it really bring me down)
I know I have no choice
Is it wise? Taking a life?
(KiRai: feuh..you've save me...)

And I need to know
Tell me how I should see the light?
(KiRai: yes, sometimes I couldn't see it)
I draw the gun and I take aim
The world stands still like a dream
I stray...
(KiRai: precisely)

I'm crossing the borderline
God's on my side
The sacrifice we make in Heaven's name
(KiRai: you've said it...)
I'm praying...
(KiRai: always do)

But there's no escape
(KiRai: sometimes it feel that way)
I fired a ball of lead
It's so cold
This can't be love
(KiRai: is there any love left?)

And I need to know
Tell me how I should see the light?
I draw the gun and I take aim
The world stands still like a dream
I stray...

And I need to know
Tell me how I should see the light?
I draw the gun and I take aim
The world stands still like a dream

Hear me pray...
(KiRai: yes...hear me pray...)

I stray...

KiRai's Note
I love the song so much >_< Hyde sama has said it clearly and perfectly for me. As if he’s in the same position with me. Each time I’m feeling down I would look at the words on the wall, at Hyde’s prayer, and said it quietly inside my heart. I let the words fill me and make me calm. I touch the words and…my feeling is better. Hyde sama words has saved me.

Hyde’s prayer has saved me. Hyde’s prayer is actually my prayer about the feeling I have. Arigatou gozaimashita Hyde sama. You would not know what you’ve done for me with your songs.
Thank you for saving my feeling. I’m truly grateful. Hontouni doumo arigatou gozaimashita.

Monday, August 24, 2009

He did it again! XD



Actually I feel so embarrassed..hope Kimi won't ever know this...I was overslept and don't watched when Kimi jumped out Kovalainen at 2nd pit stop :)) But after it, of course I hold my drowsiness and try to stay awake so I can see Kimi at the podium ^_^

Kimi started the race from sixth grade..and it's quite a difficult circuit since when the race started, the drivers would soon meet a junction to the right. But, awesomely Kimi manage to make up some places and be in 4th place!! Just like usual, Kimi is so awesome!! He's behind Barichello and several times look so close to overtake. But, Valencia is a street circuit like in Monaco, and it's hard to do overtaking there. Soon, Kimi was left behind but still in 4th position.

Kimi have a great first pit stop but the action happen at the 2nd one. Kimi stayed outside for few laps when Kovalainen took his 2nd pit stop. Kimi succeed to make a gap so when he come out after the pit, he was in front of Kovalainen. It's an awesome strategy that I've missed to see >_< Gomen ne Kimi....And finally, Kimi succeed to finish the race and take 3rd place. And also like usual, he went inside earlier than the other drivers. I can't see him clearly, but I still happy just to see his arms XD There's nothing change with Kimi's way at the podium, he still looking flat, calm, cool, and charming as usual ^_^ I'm so happy to see him back there again. This time it's 3rd place, but I'm sure the 1st podium won't be too long to happen. I know Kimi can do it!!

But, this happiness interrupted with no news about his achievement at the newspaper. Well. I've guess it before. People would love to criticize him but won't praised his achievements. Kimi has done a great job after Massa's accident. Luca is still learning about the race, it means Kimi was driving alone and carrying the team's burden at his shoulder. And Kimi made it. He made it to fulfill everybody expectation and what he receive...? Nothing, it seemed that people don't notice Kimi has done something great at the race. Well, it's not the first time and I know it won't be the last too. I don't care with the people. Kimi has his own way to make them silence and feel ashamed with their own words, that is by proving himself at the race track. And he has succeed! Now, what are they going to say?

Congratuations Kimi! You've done a great job! Thank you for your hard work! I love you!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"Upload it for me, obachan,"

Some other night, I was looking at my nephew's cellular phone. One of his uncle has give it for him and he was asking could he listen songs with it.

"Yes, you can. But you need a cable data to transfer the song," I said
"But, uncle didn't give the cable data," my nephew said.
"Mm..hey, your mother has a MP3 player, why not just borrow it?" I looked at his mother who is also my only sister. She gives sign of agreement to lend her son the MP3 player.

That settles then. I'm getting back listening to J-songs via my phone.

"Then upload the songs for me," said my nephew.
"What songs?" I asked.
"Your songs,"
"Laruku and Linkin Park," I stared in surprised at him.
"Why on earth you want that songs?"
"It's not a strange thing. He always listen to it since you play it 24 hours a day," said his mother.
"Right. So upload it for me,"
"Oookkkaayyyy...,"

Then a song play out from my phone. All of us listen to it.

"Is it...what..L'Arc..something..." said my sister (yes, she really said that ^_^)
"No," I said.
"It's Luna Sea," said my nephew. And I looked at him with amazed ^_^

It's great! Finally my effort has give a satisfying result. L'Arc~en~Ciel has a new young fans, my nephew! ^_^ He always join me when I listen or watched Laruku's songs and videos, so no wonder he get the influenced. And not only Laruku, but also other J-music! Yatta!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Irritated

'Ferrari to pay-off Raikkonen'
Friday 14th August 2009


Ferrari are reportedly set to dump Kimi Raikkonen at the end of this season, offering the Finn a massive pay-off to step aside for Fernando Alonso.

Rumors of Raikkonen's pending dismissal began last season when poor results and what appeared to be a lack of motivation on the 2007 World Champion's behalf grabbed headlines.

The speculation grew this year as the Finn competed in his debut World Rally Championship event, even revealing that rallying could be his future line of work when his current Ferrari deal expires at the end of 2010.

According to The Sun, a Formula One insider has revealed that the Scuderia are intent on dumping Raikkonen, offering him a massive pay-off.

'They say the Italian giants have told the 2007 World Champion he can have half the value of his 2010 contract - thought to be worth £25million - to end it one year early,' the tabloid has reported.

Should Raikkonen part ways with Ferrari at the end of the season it would pave the way for Alonso's arrival with the double World Champion believed to already have a contract for 2011.

KiRai's Note:
Okay...I'm very irritated with the news. Who they think they are? Kimi has give his trust and 110% effort to the team and this is what he get? Kimi was just having fun with the WRC, having fun after the hard season he had. It's better doing the rally than having a party all night, right? Again, Kimi has been betrayed by his team..it seems there's no easy way for him...if it becomes like this..then maybe the right decisions is to walk away indeed and go to somewhere where he'll be accepted the way he is.

Kimi...F1 isn't fun anymore, will you walk away? If you do, I won't blame you. It's better to walk away than always getting hurt by those who supposed to support you. Fight Kimi! Don't let the news make you down..you're not alone...FIGHT!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Strange Lost

For the last several days there's some news about famous people passing away.

The first one was Mbah Surip, the phenomenal singer of "Tak Gendong". He was assumed to have an heart attack for the cause of his sudden death. I was surprised with his sudden death. He's in top of his fame at the time and hasn't have the chance to enjoy his fame. But, oh well....

The second one was Rendra, Indonesian famous man of letters. He passed away just the day after Mbah Surip died. He has been hospitalized for about a month but in the end he didn't make it. I was surprised too with the news, "another one?". Indonesia again has lost his best countryman. But, again, oh well....

Then the thrid one, I read the announcement at Laruku fans board, it's the news about the death of Jasmine You, the bassist of Versailles. I don't know who is Jasmine You but I know Versailles. I haven't listen to their songs though, I known them from a video concert a friend lend me. My first impression at that time was, "wow,,they are blooms," ^_^ The stage felt like an historical France scene..with the members wearing nobleman suits. So elegant and so beautiful... ^_^

When I heard Jasmine You death, I was shocked! I was surprised and really feel sad for sometime. I even put the feeling at my status in myspace n YM. I'm so sad. And then it make me thinking, why I can feel sad and lost like that? I don't know who Jasmine You is, I even haven't listen to the band songs. But why I feel more lost than I had with the death of Mbah Surip or Rendra? (note: my own countryman) I can say, "oh well," at them, but not to Jasmine...sigh...

I guess it's because Japanese Rock music has been so much influence for me that everything happen in it could affect me so much. Until now, I still feel the lost for Jasmine...sayounara Jasmine...so sorry I haven't have the chance to listen to you while you're still around..even though I haven't know you, but I know you're a great person.

Sleep well dear Jasmine...let the scent of your favorite flower..jasmine..companies you to your eternal sleep...sleep weel...rest well in peace...sayounara...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Kimi's reaction :P

At first I want to write about something else, but then I drop by at www.kimiraikkonennews.blogspot.com and found this tickling post. The post was written in Italian so I used Google translations to know the meaning.

This is the real post:
Raikkonen: Thank You Man :P
Reazioni da Raikkonen?
«E chi lo sa. Gli dici bravo, ti risponde thank you. Gli dici che ha sbagliato, ti risponde thank you. È la sua forza, è il suo limite».
via http://www.lastampa.it/sport/cmsSezioni/formula1/200908articoli/22023girata.asp

And this is the translations by Google:
Reactions from Raikkonen?
"And who knows. To say bravo, you answered thank you. The say that was wrong, please respond thank you. It is his strength is his limit. "

I'm not sure what the post meant..I just make my own assumptions as usual ^_^ So, I think either someone salute Kimi or asking him what happen, Kimi would only say, "thank you" and no one can do anything after he says it XD
Again, it's my own assumption XD I'll be waiting for the full posting and translations of course.
Just one thing to say, "Bravo Kimi!" ^_^

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Bad Luck >> Good Luck! XD

Schumi calls off comeback
Tuesday 11th August 2009


Michael Schumacher has called off his Formula One comeback, citing a failure to recover from a longstanding neck injury.

The German was set to replace Ferrari's Felipe Massa at the upcoming August 23rd European GP, sparking a huge rise in ticket sales as fans of the seven-time World Champion were eager to witness his brief comeback.

Schumacher's return, though, was dependent on his fitness as the seven-time World Champion is still recovering from a neck injury that he suffered in a motorbike accident back in February.

However, after undergoing various tests, including a run in Ferrari's 2007 Championship-winning car, the 40-year-old has revealed that his neck "cannot stand the extreme stresses" of competing in a F1 grand prix.

As such, Schumacher has called off his return.

"Yesterday evening, I had to inform Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo and team principal Stefano Domenicali that unfortunately I'm not able to step in for Felipe," Schumacher told his personal website.

"I really tried everything to make that temporary comeback possible, however, much to my regret it didn't work out. Unfortunately we did not manage to get a grip on the pain in the neck which occurred after the private F1-day in Mugello, even if medically or therapeutically we tried everything possible.

"The consequences of the injuries caused by the bike-accident in February, fractures in the area of head and neck, unfortunately have turned out to be still too severe. That is why my neck cannot stand the extreme stresses caused by Formula One yet.

"This are the clear results of the examinations we did on the course of the past two weeks and the final examination yesterday afternoon. As there were no improvements after the day in Mugello, I decided at short notice on Sunday to do that thorough examination already yesterday.

"I am disappointed to the core. I am awfully sorry for the guys of Ferrari and for all the fans which crossed fingers for me. I can only repeat that I tried everything that was within my power. All I can do now is to keep my fingers crossed for the whole team for the coming races."

KiRai Note:
XD...The first time I get the news, I was smiling. It's a great news I get that day when I was feeling lost over a musician death (Jasmine You from Versailles). I can't believe the news and quickly look for the update news, and it was confirmed! Schumy won't coming back! XD
I'm overwhelmed with joy! I know I'm the only one who feel so happy with this news. I don't care if people mocked me...I don't like that guy. I honored him but I still don't like him! I would hate every people who's in Kimi's way or giving him trouble and uneasy feeling. Yeah...I'm fanatic about Kimi. I'm not his fan. I'm his lover :) And my love for him is so big that I don't care about anything else beside him. For me, Kimi is the greatest. The only one.
And Luca Badoer will officially replaced Massa at Valencia GP. I hope he won't trouble Kimi and would give Kimi the way ^^

Kimi, boku wa anta ga daisukiyo!