Here they are:
Today is exactly one month after my birthday and it seems like the best idea to post the video now (as many of you requested).
and here they are: the THANK YOUSSSS!
The advertisement about B.o.B was coming to Jakarta was too sudden to be noticed.
Even when I emailed my editor, to ask whether I can cover about the concert or not, there was no serious intention.
But it turned out that no one proposed the idea of writing about B.o.B‘s concert, that was called The Adventures of Bobby Ray (hence the title), just yet. So I got the ‘part’.
I was actually looking forward for this concert.
I mean, Tompi is one of my most favorite Indonesian singers of all time.
And I am not a big fan of any particular Indonesian musicians myself. But Tompi is my guy.
While Glenn Fredly, well, he’s Glenn Fredly, I guess.
I remember that I watched him one time, in one of my high school events.
His songs are pretty good, but his act on stage?
Too braggy, too snobbish, too full of himself.
(and it doesn’t change the fact that I’m actually using three adjectives that has the same meaning)
And Sandhy Sondoro, in my opinion, was just a damn lucky guy.
He happened to be in that singing competition in Europe and he happened to have a good marketing team that can boost his career here, in Indonesia.
Aside from that, his handful of songs are not that bad, indeed.
No one suspected that it was gonna be a sucky Sunday.
That last Sunday, people was supposed to have so much fun in Sunday Jazz Festival.
Unfortunately, the rain was pouring for more than two good hours.
It was almost disappointing.
Everyone was complaining about why the event promoter decided to not hire a Pawang Hujan.
Almost every journalists that were there to write a review grumbled endlessly.
Saya merasa sudah menjadi kewajiban saya untuk menulis pendapat saya tentang buku ini.
Yang harus saya tulis pertama kali adalah saya bersyukur karena telah membeli buku ini saat ada potongan harga besar-besaran di toko buku Gramedia. Jika tidak ada potongan harga, saya rasa buku ini terlalu mahal untuk dimiliki seseorang.
Hal kedua yang harus saya tulis sebelum saya menulis pendapat saya yang sebenarnya tentang buku ini adalah isi pemikiran saya tentang cara saya menulis.
Saat sedang membaca buku ini, saya mulai memikirkan cara-cara penyampaian pendapat saya tentang buku ini.
Akhirnya saya memutuskan untuk mencontoh gaya menulis Pak Habibie yang sungguh sangat mencerminkan sisi ke-insinyur-an dari dalam dirinya, yaitu gaya menulis dengan mengutamakan poin-poin terpenting yang memang ingin disampaikan.
I had the chance to write about another concert again, back in February.
It was kinda special because it wasn’t just a concert, it was more like a small festival.
and it was called Love Garage in the Park, promoted by Ismaya Live.
While I was there, I had the chance to took several pictures of the main acts.
that was the real title of the article that I wrote.
Unfortunately it got edited as (maybe) the word ‘mad’ could have double meanings. My intention on putting the word ‘mad’ was simply because it was a title of one of Ne-Yo’s songs.
Anyhow, I am very proud of this accomplishment.
And for those concert freaks out there who missed out on this very fun event, my review is available here.