Broken Computer, Lamb, Collective Soul and Under The Dome



Well…I am going to pretend that someone, anyone, noticed that I haven’t been updating my blag since Monday.

The reason for my missing in action is because of my computer refused to start 😦 After my brother investigated the problem, he found out that my motherboard was broken 😦 . He is the only one who understands computer so I have to wait till he had time to buy the new motherboard. The computer wouldn’t start on Tuesday and tonight it finally comes alive again πŸ™‚

During that time, I realized how dependent I am with my dearest computer. My life was a bit miserable without it and I am not exaggerating.


When I came home from work, I usually chat with my in law, my father and my brother and always play with my naughty but super cute nephew, Rio. But when night comes, I go to my room and begins watching movies or youtube or online.

And for 4 days…I can’t do all my night time fun…those 4 days were boring nights!!

All I can think about is WHEN WILL IT BE FIXED?

TV has no use for me since it has nothing but silly soap operas and monotonous TVshows.Β  I need my computer and all the files in it!!

The weirdest thing is how not being able to write for my blog or read my friends’ blogs have become a meaningful spending time. I can still read my friends’ blogs from my mobile but it’s still not the same as using PC and for some blogs, I really have to use my PC.

Blogging has become a kind of entertainment for me.

Beside blogging…I need this this computer to see my favorite movies and TVShows.

Dear computer…please don’t be broken again xxx


Next news is I am now a Lammy πŸ™‚

my movie blogger friends are all in The Lamb, but I haven’t joined in the fun because I have a random blog, not only movies…I have books, musics, and other stuff to talk about. I don’t know what finally driven me to sing up…but I am glad I did it πŸ™‚

What is The Lamb?

The LAMB stands for Large Association of Movie Blogs, is the world’s largest movie blog directory/community.

Basically it’s a site to share all about movies πŸ™‚

To know more about The Lamb, check these sites:

Twitter:Β @lambtheΒ (LAMB Twitter Guidelines)
Facebook:Β largeassmovieblogs

Starting from today, I have these two cute banners on my side widget πŸ™‚

Large Association of Movie Blogs

Large Association of Movie Blogs

By clicking the image below, you will see the post that introduced me as a new lamb, I am #1577 πŸ™‚

Me on Lamb

Looking forward to be part of the community πŸ™‚



One of few bands I really want to see LIVE has finally decided to come to Jakarta \(^_^)/

JRL 13

Java Rockin’Land is the biggest rock festival in Indonesia (Click on the banner to go to the official site)

JRL always have great line up. I went there to see Mr. Big 3 years ago, I couldn’t come to see Cranberries 2 years ago and last year there was no JRL. I wasn’t planning to come this year BUT then I saw a name I want to see real bad, Collective Soul. I don’t much of their latest songs but I really like their older songs.

I have reviewed their Live DVD back in 2006 in my native language. I will rewrite that review and published it before the concert πŸ™‚

These two will play before Collective Soul. I am looking forward to hear Kiss Me by Six Pence Non The Richer (that’s the only song I know from them)

Here’s Collective Soul

Collective Soul1

I hope they will sing this song called RUN, I really like this song…But even though they didn’t sing it I am still going to enjoy all their songs πŸ™‚

The list of performance on Saturday can be seen HERE


Last but not least… (definitely NOT LEAST)

One of my most anticipated viewing of 2013 will start airing on June 24!!

For those who haven’t read the book, here’s the blurb:

Just down Route 119 in Chester’s Mill, Maine, all hell is about to break loose…

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day, a small town is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and rain down flaming wreckage. A gardener’s hand is severed as the dome descends. Cars explode on impact. Families are separated and panic mounts. No one can fathom what the barrier is, where it comes from, and when – or if – it will go away. Now a few intrepid citizens, led by an Iraq vet turned short-order cook, face down a ruthless politician dead set in seizing the reigns of power under the dome. But their main adversary is the dome itself. Because time isn’t just running short. It’s running out.

And here’s my book review>> here.

I love that book even though the ending is a bit off but I still consider it as one of my all time fav from King. I like how everyone in that small town has strong characterization…I plan to reread it and the time will be a week before June 24 πŸ™‚

I am planning to make a book vs miniseries comparison, like what I did with The Lord of The Rings – The Two Towers.


Well…I think I have shared everything πŸ™‚

Have a nice weekend my friends πŸ™‚

27 Comments Add yours

  1. le0pard13 says:

    Sorry to hear about your computer, glad about your LAMB status, and I getting more curious by the day for the dome.

    1. Novroz says:

      Thank you Mike πŸ™‚
      This will be my first King’s series that I see live…so excited!!

  2. Gray Dawster says:

    I am pleased that you have fixed your computer Miss. Novia and I know what you mean about missing it, we all become addicted to them and being without is definitely not an option 😦 You are a regular visitor to so many blogs around our blogosphere, definitely better than I am for visiting but I do miss you on my Space when you are offline, I figured that you were taking a holiday or something but I am happy that you are up and running again my sweet friend πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Have a lovely rest of weekend and enjoy playing with your nephew Rio i am sure he must have nissed you also πŸ™‚

    Andro xxxx

    1. Gray Dawster says:

      Missed You I Mean πŸ™‚
      Sorry for the dreaded typo…

      Andro xxxx

      1. Novroz says:

        Thank you Andro (hug)
        Yes, I visited many blogs both friends of my blog and my turtle’s blog. I always enjoy your unique blog, Andro πŸ™‚ … will see what you have in store as soon as I can.

        I always play with him…he adorable even though too active for a kid at his age.

        Hahaha….don’t worry about the typo…I did that ALL the time πŸ˜‰

        Hope you have a wonderful weekend Andro.

  3. Alice Audrey says:

    I did notice that you weren’t posting much, but I had no idea it was because your computer was down. Many years ago I tried to upgrade my RAM myself, and cracked my motherboard in the process. It was especially bad because I didn’t have any backup on my hard drive and couldn’t be sure I’d ever be able to access it again. Ended up hiring a professional to rescue it for me.

    I haven’t thought of Collective Soul in a while. I like them, too.

    What a great premiss for a story on Under the Dome. But then, you can expect that from King. I might even catch this one.

    1. Novroz says:

      So far, there are only two reasons that can keep me away from posting…away from hope or computer malfunction, and you guessed one of them correct πŸ˜‰

      I was fortunate because my brother understands computer really well so I don’t have to call any service.

      Glad to know you like them too πŸ™‚ they are not as famous as they used to be here.

      I am going to do a weekly post on Under The Dome, hope you can catch the show and share your thought…It’s a great story with not so good ending, but the whole process made up for the bad ending, IMO.

      1. Alice Audrey says:

        I should have known it would have a bad ending. That’s to totally King-like. At least in the movies I’ve seen.

        1. Novroz says:

          Under The Dome will have a new ending πŸ™‚ King sometimes has bad ending, that much I admit but most of the time he has great ending (otherwise I wont be his huge fan πŸ˜‰ )

          1. Alice Audrey says:

            I didn’t mean bad as in low quality, but bad as in not happy.

          2. Novroz says:

            Not happy is not bad for me, I don’t like forced happy ending. If it’s supposed to be sad then be it.
            He does have bad as in low quality ending sometimes, it’s like he couldn’t create extravaganza ending at that time….but the journey is always good.

  4. Binky says:

    I’m glad you got your computer fixed. I know I wouldn’t last long without one. I make my comics and art on it, do all my website creation and maintenance on it, read all the blogs on it. Life isn’t possible without a computer!

    1. Novroz says:

      Hear hear!!
      It’s scary how we depend so much on this machine…for work, socialize and fun.

  5. I’ve found that much of King’s recent stuff has started out well and then gone off the rails (I’m looking at YOU, “Bag of Bones”) — an affliction shared by the one book of his son’s that I read, “Heart-Shaped Box”. I haven’t picked up anything by King in quite a while, but I will always love “Salem’s Lot”, “Needful Things”, “The Tommyknockers”, “The Stand”, and more.

    1. Novroz says:

      I read Bag of Bones ages ago…can’t remembet how it ended but I do remember that I have no complain about it.

      You must read one of his latest books, 11/22/63 it gets better at the end. Under The Dome was great but it is one of the thing you’ve mentioned … gone a bit of the raill.

      Ah tommyknockers…that’s a book with mixed reaction, some hate it some love it. I haven’t read it yet.

  6. fitri says:

    emang acara tivi skrg cm bkin kram otak y mb nov,thank God udah sembuh kompinya..happy happy terus,peluk sayang u the babies..met nonton konser jg,moga g klamaan move on x kyk laruku hehe

    1. Novroz says:

      Huahaha iya bgt!! Mending tidur d drpd nntn TV πŸ˜‰

      Ga lah…CUMA laruku yg bikin ga move on, sisanya biasa aja.

  7. ruth says:

    Bummer about your broken computer Nov! Hope it won’t happen again soon, but who are we kidding!!! 😦 Glad you joined LAMB though, woo hoo!!

    1. Novroz says:

      Thank you Ruth πŸ™‚
      Yeah computer always find its way to be broken … I just hope it wont happen again in at least 2 years ahead.

      I don’t know what to do yet in the lamb πŸ˜‰

  8. Caroline says:

    I had a broken laptop during Christmas break and it was very annoying although I still have my PC. I know how you must have felt. Fortunately it’s working again.
    Weird I’d never heard of Collective Soul… Very good.
    I could be a Lamb too, I suppose although my war movie blog is sleeping a bit at the moment. All the war movies I watched lately were sooooo boring.

    1. Novroz says:

      I am planning to buy a laptop soon…I need it for a back up plus to be more active to write my book (not sure if that ever going to finish)

      Maybe because they aren’t THAT famous. I like Collective Soul because they sound different and have their own style.

      Oh yes…I think you should join Lamb too, you can be like my friend, Jason who specialize in Asian movies.

  9. TBM says:

    Sorry to hear about your computer issues. That is always jarring when it happens. And I’m excited to hear about the concert!

    1. Novroz says:

      Thank you TBM πŸ™‚
      I am also excited…looking forward to see other bands too

  10. Andina says:

    I love Collective Soul as well. If only they held a concert just for them only (: I don’t like many bands on one stage, felt too much for me. But I hope you’ll have fun! I love ‘Run’ as well.

    Congrats on being a new LAMB! Welcome to the community! πŸ™‚

    (I can’t login using my twitter account, which is weird!)

    1. Novroz says:

      Well actually there are 5 stages πŸ˜‰
      I quite like festivals because I get to see many bands I never have heard before….as long as it’s cheap. When BLUR came I really wanted to see them but they were in a festival which was BLOODY expensive.

      I think it’s better to use your own email than twitter πŸ˜‰

  11. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    Wow – enormous post, this one.

    I am REALLY sorry about your computer troubles, as I fully relate to that. It is so unbearable, not able to do your usual daily thing on the computer.

    But anyway, I realise this post was in June! So all I can say to that is happy new year πŸ™‚

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