A Random Blog of Everything I like
When I like something I like it more than anything and when I hate something I hate it terribly. That is the kind of person I am.
I don’t want to talk about things I hate because it can make people who love what I hate become hurt. I prefer to talk about things I love….or obsess to be more precise. There is always something/someone that I love more than anything in the same category. And the love that I show for them is sometimes, most of the time, a bit not healthy. I admit that.
When I love something, the love is transparently seen by everyone around me. I am a talk-active person and I love telling about things I love. My real life friends, my internet friends, even my students know my obsession….sometimes I think I talk too damn much ;)
From this blog, you can see that my blog covers 3 major things; book, movie and music. But I also talk about sport occasionally. In each area, there is always someone/some band/some team that I love so much…and this post is about them.
Well…let’s start!! You’ll see how obsess I am with them.
#5 Guns N’ Roses
GN’R was the first band I love the most. When I first saw their concert (in beta, there was no DVD back then), their performance awed me. I fell in love instantly, they were amazing!! I was still in my Junior High at that time and living under my parents’ allowance. I saved my allowance to buy their entire cassettes, Beta-tape, and every magazine that talked about them.
One that I remembered the most was when I spent 50 thousand rupiah (Rupiah is Indonesian Currency) in a single week to buy things related to GN’R. Let’s count that money to today’s exchange rate; when I was in Junior high, bus fee for student was only 100 Rupiah, today the fee has increased to 1000 Rupiah which means that if it was today, I have spent around 500.000Rupiah in a single week…and trust me, that’s A LOT OF money for a student to spend!!
I still love them but not as much as I use to. If they had stayed together, I bet I still love them as my number 1 band…but they are no longer together. There is rumour about the New-GNR coming to Indonesia next year…If it comes true, I’ll watch them…well, watch Axl is the right term. I don’t give a damn about the rest of them. They are not GNR!!
#4 Stephen King
I have a lot of favorite authors, but the only author I want to read all his works is Stephen King. I want to read all even the worst book by him…although so far I haven’t found bad books by him…but then again I still haven’t read all his books.
I take my time in reading his books. I don’t want to read his books one after another because I don’t want to be bored with his works. SK always awed me with his way of storytelling and his way of ending his story. He is not the best writer in the world, but he sure is one of the best story tellers I have ever read.
I have written down books I haven’t read and have read in this post. I fell in love with his work when I was in college, but I couldn’t read much because imported books are expensive. Now that I am working, I can buy whichever book I want and I plan to read them all.
I love watching sport even though I am a woman and out of all sports, Basketball has always been my number one passion. I am not a basketball player, I am just TOO short…but I love watching the game. You can see how passionate I am toward this sport by reading my post when my favorite team finally won the championship. I fell in love with NBA when I saw Michael Jordan’s fantastic moves. My jaw literally dropped few inches…he was amazing!! He made me love the game. Fortunately, I still love the game even after he left NBA.
NBA is in US and I am in Indonesia, the time differences are huge!! They played the game at night which means daylight here…time to school and work. When I was still in school, I often pretended that I was sick because I wanted to see NBA Finals or NBA All-stars (these 2 games are always in the wrong time). When I was in college, I skipped so many classes to see the Finals. It was Bulls Vs other teams in 3 straight years…How could I miss that? College came second ;)
Now that I am working, thank God I am a teacher, I can always manage to switch classes with other teachers (like what I did last year…it was Maverick!!! No way was I going to miss their winning moment!). And trust me, this switching classes will continue for years to come ;)
I have loved this game for more than 19 years now.
#2 Cillian Murphy
My number 2 obsession is the newest obsession compared to the rest in the list. In 2009, I like his cute face, thanks to 28 Days Later…but in 2010, thanks to Breakfast on Pluto, things changed drastically, from like to obsess. He is no longer just a pretty face, he is a talented pretty face.
I like a lot of actors but only Cillian has a special folder in my computer where I keep lots of his photos and movie files. He is the only one that can make me watch movies I normally don’t watch, even when he only appeared as cameo. The only actor I want to meet. I read almost all his interview and if possible, I download his interview in radio. His movies might disappoint me, sometimes, but his performances never disappoint me.
It’s not even 2 years yet but the love I have for this actor has surpassed all actors at any eras. I am sure this will go on for years and years to come because I am a loyal person.
Ow How I love this band!! I can’t even put it into words how much I love them. It’s going to be a 11 years of love next year and it never fades…it gets stronger every year. Love them so much!! I listen to a lot of music from a lot of bands…but no Laruku (shorten for L’Arc~en~Ciel) song in a day feels like something is missing. Not watching their concert DVD is over a month is impossible. I know I am addicted to this band.
I have spent lot of money to collect their concert DVD and CD. Most of my collections are imported because Indonesia doesn’t sell their DVD and the quality of the CD for Indonesia market is terrible. I downloaded almost all their live performances in Japanese TV. I once written a post called A Collection of Love where I write all my collection there.
If a genie grants my wish by saying “I will give you a chance to see Laruku’s Live Performance but you shall never see other band’s live performance again as long as you live, will you take it?” …I’d say yes even before he finishes his words. That is how much I love this band.
Honorable Mention: One Piece. I think this manga is the best of all manga, but I still haven’t come to the collecting everything zone yet. Only the manga and anime.