05-12-2016

 

8th-anniv

Wow, this virtual rambling site is eight years old! When I got the notification, I could not contain myself to just jump back to it and write a post. Possibly just a short post haha

Btw, Negicco has released another MV for their single!

What a cute song! And the MV is totally Negicco-like: wacky, sweet, cute!

I was so excited about it that I decided to do another subbing project. I contacted Tomomi and she was also enthusiastic about it. So please wait a bit and I will post my new sub!

Thank you!

 

 

 

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Happy 5th Anniversary to Sakura Gakuin

Sakura Gakuin has hit the 5th year mark! In five years there has been 13 graduates and 5 albums. And to commemorate the milestone, the current active twelve members held two days live events…with some graduates making surprise comeback!

To participate in the celebration, I will showcase my personal doodles for Sakura Gakuin.

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My first doodle of Sakura Gakuin. It’s inspired by a doodle in the internet. I made it for Shirai Saki’s birthday on September 28th, 2015.

 

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My birthday doodle (inspired by other doodle in the internet) for Isono Rinon on November 16th, 2015. She is the last link between the original generation and the current generation. Her remarkable self-improvement as the class president this year inspires me to develop myself too.

 

The El Presidente of Anton World, which is I, is a talented artist, right?! right?! right?! (the answer is “yes” or a head will roll)

Seven Years and Still Standing

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Thank you WordPress for reminding me when I logged in this afternoon.

It’s been a quite a ride. Honestly speaking, I don’t clearly remember how I started this, and so I will not use the phrase “it seems it was only yesterday”. I do remember Anton World was intended to be a refuge for me; a place where I can speak out, or yell out, my opinions and thoughts in a way that I can’t do in a normal real life setting. In retrospect, it was full of immature posts, which are embarrassing, but I have decided not to erase. The present person I am is nothing but the culmination of the past version of me, who produced those posts, therefore for the present Anton to hide the past Anton is lacking of decorum.

I also got some friends in the blogging universe. I read their blogs. I traded comments. It was quite fun. But then one by one retired and I also got into long hiatus. I tried to get back to writing posts, then I got back into hiatus again. The three beats of motivation, laziness, and sudden zest to write continue on forever (Gundam Wing Endless Waltz reference ヘ( ̄∇ ̄)ノ). But not long ago, I decided to break the circle and compelled myself to write consistently. Let’s pray I’m successful! *crossing fingers

Look at this world now: what is happening with all that idol stuff ?!!! Well, that’s…err..next topic, please!

Like I said before, it’s been quite a ride. Let me offer this toast for an awesome seven years of Anton World and more awesome years to come! O-tanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu!!! Happy birthday for my beloved world!

And a lot of thanks for you who visit my world. Looking at your comments or just knowing that you visited though the statistics are definitely encouraging. Please visit this world more!

Jakarta Anniversary Special: A Little Reminder

Saat kita muda, inilah waktunya
Tunjukkan percaya diri, kita pada dunia
Jangan angan semata, jadikan mimpi nyata
Bukalah matamu, bangkitkan semangatnya!

The picture shown above is a picture of a carton box of a bakpia (a food made from a mixture of green or red beans or any fillings desired and sugar wrapped in a skin made of flour and then baked) I bought at Petak 9, Glodok.

FYI, the bakpia inside is not the one shown in the box, as if they just goggled the picture and printed it on the box.

Anyway, that’s not the point. The interesting subject is actually the seller I and my father interacted with. He wasn’t really good speaking Bahasa and thus my father conversed in… I don’t know, probably Hokkian… and we walked home after purchasing 10 pieces of bakpia-s. My father later asked me whether I noticed that the previous seller spoke in the same language with him but significantly different in accent. I did not. He continued by telling me that the accent the seller used was the China mainland accent, the native accent, while my father’s and his families’ used the Pontianak accent. He concluded that the seller was recently immigrated here or probably an illegal immigrant from China. I did not know whether his conclusion is right.

But, let’s just assume my father is right. [after this notice, most of them are filled with my imagination] Wow, can you imagine that?! A man and probably with his family crossed the ocean, probably 4000 kilometers in range, to Indonesia, from his motherland China. From the one of the highest GDP countries, with large area to live, rapidly growing in economy, technologically advancing, threatening the domination of western civilization, to the country with so many negative issues, not to mention the discrimination on Chinese minority issues, and obviously not a place to catch American Dream like USA. He even chosen to settle in Jakarta, dirty, polluted, overcrowded, jammed, with poverty everywhere, and not to forget that it considered as one of World’s 10 most hated cities. Now, what was wrong with this man’s head? I don’t know. But it does give us, the Jakarta citizens, or maybe just me, a great reminder: we, who grumble so much about our country and our Jakarta, spend so much time grumbling, until we forget to be grateful and to appreciate this very city and country with all its beauty and problems that made us who we are right now. If we don’t appreciate it, there are a lot of people out there who will.

So, isn’t it nice to sit back watching the traffic jammed, imagining that there’s a man out there hiding in a cargo just to get into Jakarta, and whispering to yourself,”I’m the luckiest guy on earth living in the city like this!”, without sarcastic tone.

Dahulunya aku pernah cinta
Dahulunya aku pernah bangga
Mungkin aku hanya terlupa
Mungkin ku amnesia..a..a..a..
Nostalgila cinta…