This Week's Journal

Yeaaaah I've got plenty of stories coming around in March, and I'm going to spill few details about one of the latest events: JAVA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2009!!!


JAVA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2009

Friday
Woohooo, the biggest jazz festival in town is back guysss! OK so I was very excited about this event and during the Math lesson, I sang Jason Mraz's songs such as Wordplay and You and I Both. I even didn't pay attention to my Math teacher, but as a biddable teenage girl (geeez...), I had finished my Math tasks before started my sing-along
. Then I headed to my friend's house and changed my clothes there and went straight off to JAVA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2009! We decided to take the shortcut, so we didn't have to queue. We came in through the Sultan Hotel and arrived directly to the venue. 
So we headed to Exhibition Hall to watch Jason Mraz's show, although Jason Mraz's show could be entered only for the special show's ticketholder. But my friends, who were experts in Java Jazz's stuffs told me that exhibition hall was a open-for-public venue, so basically everyone could see it, for free! And my friends were right, I could watch Jason Mraz's for free! Yeah, if that was what you called 'watching a concert' because the stage was too far from me, but I could see Jason Mraz's appearance although according to my sight, he was very tiny (Yeah he wasn't that tiny, pardon me for my position, I stood up very far from the stage, well actually I stood up behind the entrance gate). Hahahaha but that was sooo okay because there was a big white screen (also called wide screen) so I could see his face clearly while he was singing his signature songs such as Make It Mine (the opening song), You And I Both, The Remedy, I'm Yours (his big hit), Butterfly, The Dynamo of Volition, A Beautiful Mess, and many more. Too bad he didn't sing "Wordplay". It was my favorite song among Jason Mraz's songs.
After finished watching Mr.A-Z, I met my cousin and my aunt (as I was mentioned in my last post, that I was going to stay with my cousin at my aunt's house) and my aunt decided to go home. Whaaaat? It was soooo early. It was around 8 pm actually and there were more performances to come. Luckily they cancelled their plans and decided to watch Matt Bianco's show. So we went home quite late, but it was okay, since Matt Bianco's show was free. We also watched Grammy-winning singer, Ledisi. She had such a powerful voice. And the best part was when she sang "What a Wonderful World". Then after that I went to Exhibition Hall again with my friends and watched some unknown musicians (well they might be unpopular for me, but for jazz-addict, maybe they were mega-stars). Then when I came back, my aunt and my cousin already queued on the front line. So I watched 
Matt Bianco, although I didn't know any songs from them. I thought that Matt Bianco was a singer, but in fact Matt Bianco was the name of a band with Mark Reilly as the frontman. But it was cool though, at the moment, I have been searching around the net for Matt Bianco's songs, but I hadn't find any until now. Do you think I should buy their CD? After finished boogieing into Matt Bianco's songs, I took some nice pictures with my aunt and cousin, and then went straight to my aunt's house. 
Saturday
I had to finished my duties at Sky Battle 2009 so I had to wait until it was like, 3 pm to go to Java Jazz. The problem was, I was so damn sleepy. I even slept during the basketball game without realizing what was going on. I only slept for a short period, but I certainly felt better that before. After that I went straight to Java Jazz with 
my friend by taxi. We had trouble about finding taxi because we have ordered the taxi, but the taxi was very late. Few other taxis already passed us on the street, but we decided to wait until the taxi was arrived. But it was too late so we couldn't wait anymore. We decided to catch another taxi on the street. And surprisingly, on the street, we saw our ordered taxi. Well, luckily we didn't wait until the taxi was arrived, because we were going to miss the show. We arrived at Java Jazz on time and watched Soulvibe for the second time, because me and my friend already watched Soulvibe on the New Year Countdown Party at Four Seasons Hotel. After that we watched Ecoutez and Ran, another Indonesian bands. After that I wanted to watch Glenn Fredly (tribute to Chrisye, an Indonesian legend) so badly, but unfortunately it was very crowded and it was so hard to get in. So after that, me and my friends decided to sit down and talked. At 11 pm, me and my friends decided to go home. Huuuu it was the last day of my first Java Jazz Festival, well I should have bought the Sunday daily 
pass though, it was the last day, huuuuu but it was okaay, next year I promise I'll attend the Java Jazz Festival, altough it was going to be held in Kemayoran. For me, Kemayoran was a secluded area (because I have hardly ever been there) and too far from my habitat, and it wasn't located in South Jakarta, so it was very far. See you next year! More international guest stars!
P.S: Speaking about guest star, I was interviewed by JakTV about this year's Java Jazz during Jason Mraz's show. I didn't have JakTV on my TV, I wonder how did I look on the TV...

PS: If you want to see more photos, just go straight to my facebook and search through my photos



JONAS BROTHERS' WORLD TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT

Jonas Brothers, via their website, decided to reveal their world tour dates and locations on March 11, 2009. And on March 12, 2009, I brought my MacBook to school (because my class was relocated to the Chemistry class, which has a very good Wi-Fi signal). So I saved the video last night about Jonas Brothers' World Tour Announcement (try to find it on their official youtube channel). And I was very shocked because they didn't mention Asia on the list. They only mentioned South America, North America, and Europe. They even didn't put dates and locations for the European tour because they still haven't fixed it. So why they called it 'World Tour' if they didn't visit Asia? FYI, Jonas Brothers got a serious fan base in Asia. But later, I've found out that they were going to update the schedule and there was ASIA in it. Hopefully they put INDONESIA on the list, since Kevin had visited Indonesia for a charity work. Ameeeen. Start saving money from now on! Can't wait to see them, esp. Nick!

P.S.: Sky Battle 2009's closing is due tomorrow, don't forget to watch it. We've got some serious guest stars there! (The report is going to come out very soon! Ummm, but I'm going to have mid exams to do, sooooo be patient for the report!)

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Java Jazz Festival 2009 and Sky Battle 2009






OMG. Tomorrow is Friday the 6th, it means...the first day of
Java Jazz Festival 2009. Yaaaaayyyy! My plan for tomorrow is run as fast as I could after the bell rings, but..unfortunately there is going to be some kind of preparation for Sky Battle 2009. Sky Battle 2009 is an annual event held by the recurring Student's Council or you can say it is a huge event because the committee are not only recruited from Student's Council, but also almost the whole Year 11 and 10 students. Wow, now that's what we called a huge event. Btw, speaking about Sky Battle 2009, it is actually a sport competition such as basketball and soccer, but we also have photography, movie-making, dancing, and wall-climbing. The tagline for this year's Sky Battle is "Even Sky is Not The Limit" and the theme for this event is "Prehistoric". On the final day, few well-known bands are going to perform on the main stage. So, don't forget to attend this fascinating event!


Speaking of Java Jazz, I only spent Rp 200.000,- to attend Java Jazz Festival 2009 for 2 days (Friday and Saturday). I was so lucky because I won the quiz. Rp 200.000,- is very cheap for a worldwide and well-known festival like that. Beside that, the regular price for the daily pass is above Rp 200.000,-. So let's make it clear that I am very lucky! LOL :D. Btw, I'm going to stay at my auntie's house in Tanah Abang because it is easier to get there after watching Java Jazz. Otherwise, my auntie and my cousin are going to watch the Friday's special show a.k.a Jason Mraz a.k.a Mr. A-Z. Woooow don't forget to spill the reports for me guys! Hahahaha hey btw right now I'm currently reading 'Confession of a Shopaholic', another masterpiece for Sophie Kinsella :). You should read it too!


The beginning of March= What a month! Geezzz. 

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Sunday post and blah blah blah

Friday: OK so after the bell rang, I outside the class and gathered with my friends to discuss our plans. We had arranged to go to Ratu Plaza to hunt for DVDs. Ratu Plaza was widely known for their availability of rare DVDs. They offered imported DVDs and Blue Ray DVDs, but the prices were higher than Rp 7.000,- (the average price of counterfeit DVDs. I know it's illegal and counterfeit, but the quality is worth the same as the original one). My friends brought a lot of money, while I only brought Rp 35.000,-, only adequate for 5 pieces of DVD. But later I found Rp 20.000,- hidden on my bag. It meant I could buy another 3 pieces of DVD (by adding only Rp 1.000,-). 


These are a quick list of DVDs that I had bought in Ratu Plaza on Friday: 

  1. 10 Things I Hate About You
    (already watched it few times on TV, already watched the DVD, I lent it to Garini shortly after finished watching the DVD. One of my all-time favorite movies. Hey, FYI, I've heard that it would be re-made into a television version, out in 2009, starred Meaghan Jette Martin from Camp Rock and a teenage actress from Ned Declassified School Survival's Guide)
  2. Sleepless in Seattle (a popular Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks' flick. Haven't watched it yet)
  3. Hellphone (a French movie, haven't fully watched it yet, because I had a problem with the subtitle. Dang they spoke French! I could only understand Merci, Au Revoir, and Bonjour. Cringe!)
  4. The Chorus (also a French movie, haven't watched it yet, but I hope the subtitle is pretty clear, unlike Hellphone)
  5. The Boy in Stripped Pajamas (a touchy story about the friendship between a Jewish boy and the son of the Nazi general or something. Haven't watched it yet)
  6. Slumdog Millionaire (A-ha! Everyone's favorite. Haven't watched it yet, but my brother and my mother have)
  7. Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert (Just for fun guysss, I want to have a little freedom by singing and dancing Hannah's songs. Woohoooo! I found the imported version of the DVD, but it cost approximately Rp 20.000,-. Well, that was a nice price for a piece of DVD though)
  8. You've Got Mail (Another classic love-story from Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. Haven't watched it yet)
So the grand total of the DVDs was Rp 56.000,-. After finished searching and buying, we decided to eat something at KFC, but I was running out of money. So I just picked my friends' meal. Because the lack of financial, I decided to catch a bus to school with my friend Ina. Bus was only cost Rp 2.000,- for two people because we were considered as students. But taking a bus has a disadvantage: lack of security. 

OK, here is the short story. There was a bold man sitting next to me and he was sharply watching into my bag. Luckily my friend Ina had a good sight and looked after my bag. Thank you Ina :) and I kept my wallet deep down on my bag (Yeah, my bag has some kind of secret pocket inside it). Geez, that was why I only want to take public bus (the numbered bus, unlike TransBintaro, TransBSD and/or Busway. They have a high rate of security and the fare is quite expensive though)

Then after that I went to my father's office and watched 10 Things I Hate About You. Heath Ledger rocks! Too bad he had to die in a very young age. 

After that I rushed to Wall Street to attend the dinner with the students, teachers and staffs of WSI PIM at Pronto. The dinner went quite well because we took a lot of photos there and played entertaining games as well. I also made a lot of new friends there. I'm sooo waiting for the next special event of WSI PIM, also called FAMPIERS. 

 Photos from the events:






Saturday: I had a good talk with my piano teacher about the Beatles movies such as A Hard Day's Night, Help!, and the rare one, Magical Mystery Tour. My teacher was a rough fan of the Beatles. And we also talked about some sort of war movies, such as Pearl Harbor and Flag of Our Fathers (which I've never watched it until the end of the movie. B-o-r-i-n-g! The handsome faces didn't even help). Then I went straight to WSI again to do the lab session, but I went to Heavenly Blush first to have a chit-chat with my friends. Oh, speaking about Heavenly Blush, my friend saw my photo with my cousins at HB's slideshow. I didn't have any idea where on earth they got the photo? Dang. Ok, back to the topic. They planned to watch a movie, but due to WS, I couldn't make it. I went to WS at 1.15 pm and I had some troubles with the computer, so my lesson took more than 1 hour and it meant that I couldn't join the social club because it slightly too late. Then after that I went straight to bookstores and finally bought Confession of a Shopaholic. As a big fan of Sophie Kinsella, I must have had Confession of a Shopaholic. It was considered as her masterpiece though. I doubt the movie could do better than the book. I've read the first chapters and it was terribly funny! Two thumbs up for Sophie Kinsella!

So, today I'm going to have a Math lesson with my friends. My exam is coming out on Tuesday. Wish me luck guys, and don't forget, JAVA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2009 is on the way!
PS: I already booked the Saturday daily pass from my friend. I only have to add Rp 50.000,- in order to buy his ticket. Wow, thank you guys (both of you!)

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