Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Other Boleyn Girl Movie



I am sooo excited that "my book" The Other Boleyn Girl was filmed and it will be in theaters February 29. It was my first novel and had 661 pages. I more excited when I found out that Nathalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, and Eric Bana will be the stars ... yay!!!

For the first time, I will watch a movie without asking Gus questions during the movie. Because I already read the book so I know the story. Woo hoo ... Maybe Gus will ask me questions this time ... ha ha ... And I am going to say: "Please be quite, I am watching the movie!" ;)

Since this is my kind of movie (Tudor English, kingdoms with a lot of dramas and stuff), I will try to get a baby sitter, so I can have a date with Gus to see the movie. Hmm ... I still have to figure it out who it is. Help: baby sitter needed! Anyone? Anyone? Please :)

Thanks to Katy Heintz ( our cousin Benny Heintz's wife) who recommended the book. It was a great book. I loved it! Katy also suggested a book: The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George. It should be good too. I will talk about it next time when I finish reading it. Maybe the end of summer. Whaaat??? Hahaaha ... What can I say? I am a slow reader especially if the book is written in English because my English is still far from good and by the way, it has 957 pages for God Sakes! Hahahaa ...

Hmm ... I wonder that they will make a movie based on this book, because it's been a long time there's no new movie about Cleopatra. Who do you think actress should become Cleopatra? She should have an exotic face like Alicia Keys, don't you think?! So who?


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

David Archuleta





After watching AI Boys, I got to say this: David Archuleta is the winner!

He was born to sing. His voice is very strong, unbeatable. I cried when I was listening he sang Imagine by John Lennon. It was beautiful and perfect! I don't even wait to say "David Archuleta is the winner" before I watch the girl's performances tomorrow night. Ouch ... sorry girls!

I know it's too early to say who's the winner but, here are the things: David Archuleta got a lot of going on: he's very young, 17 years old, cute, trendy, very polite, got a killer smile, confident, got a very strong voice, winning a lot of singing competitions and got a lot of teenagers fan.

And I think no matter what song he choose, he will nail it, no doubt! Just like Randy, Paula and Simon said: you are hot, on fire, you are superstar and you make the other 19 contestants miserable.

By the way, Gus is the winner in our Oscar Pool, if you would like to know. He wins two times in a row. Whaaat??? I can't believe it either. We both never watched any nominated movies except The Bourne Ultimatum and Transformers. So, all we had to do was searching on the internet. And Gus did it in the last minutes before he sent it to Colleen. Gus, what website did you use by the way? ;)


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Oscar 2008

I can't wait to watch it tonight! Thanks to Colleen Madden, my sister in-law, who organized the Oscar Pool for us. It was so much fun to pick which movie that will win tonight. I even enter twice! Although I regret I put Juno for best picture in one of my Oscar pool, what were I thinking? Anyway, every one has to send $10 for each entry. So, all together we have $ 80. Woo hoo ...


I can't wait to see what are the stars going to wear tonight either! I am going to join with the "fashion police" giving critiques and complements about the stars look. What a fun job to have, don't you think?!

I let you know the result of our Oscar Pool tomorrow. Wish me luck, guys!

American Idol Season 7

It's American Idol season ya'all :).

Here are my top picks:
Boys:
1. Michael Johns. He's got the whole packet (star look, confident, and off course ... sexy!).
2. David Archuleta. He is so cute. He's only 17! He has a strong voice, confident and big smiles. I bet a lot of teenage girls crazy about him, cuz I do :)
3. Robbie Carrico. Once again rock 'n roll babay! Way to go, Robbie!

Girls:
1. Asia'h Epperson. Love your voice and look, girl!
2. Ramiele Malubay. Strong voice and cute. I like her hair too.
3. Syesha Mercado. Strong voice and confident.

Now, who are your favorites?

My new ring tone and ring back

I was bored with my ring tone: "Glamorous" by Fergie, and my ring back: "Wine Up" by Kat De Luna. So, I searched for fun songs that can make people want to dance when they hear it. Benny asked me if I can use his favorite song "S.O.S" from Jonah Brothers for my ring tone. But then I remember that Thia has hers too, " See You Again" from Miley Cyrus.

I was confused deciding which song that I want to use. S.O.S, See You Again, or songs from Cascade. I like Cascade because all of her songs are techno music. It makes me dance every time I hear it. And it's perfect for aerobic work out.

Thanks God, Gus helped me by picked another song that I like: hip hop ;). I know, sometimes the lyrics full of violences and drugs. I off course disagree with that. The thing is, it's hard to understand what they say because they talk so fast (can you?). So, usually I just enjoy the music because most of them are fun to listen and dance. I looove to dance, remember?! ;)

Gus picked: "Low" by Flo Rida. I like it. And actually my family like it too. Perfect! When I play this song, everyone dance (it works every time ;)) Check it out and tell me what you think!

LOW - Flo Rida







Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Bad Day

(Thia, 2-3 weeks old)

In the morning of Valentine's Day, when I just about to take Benny to school, I found out that I left my garage door open all night long. I felt so guilty and was scared too, because people could get into my house and did something bad. Thanks God, nothing happened except some animal ate garbage in my garage.

At noon after I took Thia to Local Motion (gym class), we went to a grocery store near by. When I was going to pay the groceries, I couldn't find my wallet. I must left it at home. I saw my check book, and I asked the cashier if I can use it. She said yes. O Thanks God. But then she said that she need my ID. I asked her why. She said she need to verify my identity because it was the first time I use the check in their store. O migosh ... how can I give her my ID if it's in my wallet? I was getting frustrated. She asked me again, "Do you want to get your wallet and come back again to get your groceries?" I could just say NO, I don't want my groceries. But then I remember I already took some unpaid cookies for Thia. So, I had to say YES! Arrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh .........................

Bad Day - Daniel Powter

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sugar Pie Honey Bunch

I am crazy about retro motown music now. Gus picked "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" by Four Tops for me for our valentine's day. I love it. It makes me want to sing and dance all the time.

I found this track on youtube and I am still trying to figure out the second song. Does anyone know what it is?





Oooooooooooooooh!
Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch
You know that I love you
I can't help myself
I love you and nobody else

In and out my life(in and out my life)
You come and you go(you come and you go)
Leaving just your picture behind....(ooh)
And I've kissed it a thousand times(ooh)
When you snap your finger, or wink you eye,
I come a-running to you
I'm tied to your apron strings,
And there's nothing that I can do

I can't help myself,
No, I can't help myself,

'Cause, Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
I'm weaker than a man should be
I can't help myself
I'm a fool in love 'ya see

Wanna tell you I don't love you,
Tell you that we're through
And I try....
But ev'ry time I see your face,
I get all choked up inside
When I call your name,
Girl, it starts to flame
Burning in my heart,
Tearing it all apart..
No matter how I try
My love I cannot hide....

'Cause Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
You know that I'm waiting for you(waiting for you)
I can't help myself
I love you and nobody else

Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
I'd do anything you ask me to(ask me to)
I can't help myself
I want you and nobody else

Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch
You know that I love you(I dooo)
I can't help myself...
No... I can't help myself

Saturday, February 16, 2008

My Valentine's Day


Happy Valentine's Day guys! (is not too late, is it?! ;))

When you squeeze the little hedgehog red heart, it makes sound
smooch ... smooch ... smooch ...

Tulips, one of my favorite flowers

How do you like Benny's over size pink lips?


Gus and I had romantic dinner at ... home with the kids ... haaahaaa. Well, if you don't have a baby sitter, your romantic nights out with your husband are pretty much over. It was hard, but we are okay with that now. And actually celebrating Valentine's day with Benny and Thia was the best. They were so happy got balloons, chocolate, lips candies, and red & pink little hedgehogs. Benny and Thia made cards for Gus and I. Thank you Benny and Thia! Daddy and Ibu love you so much!


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Freezing rain

Look at the ice on the branches, beautiful isn't it?! Today, once again, school is closed. This time not because of snow storm but because of freezing rain. The temperature is not too cold. It's about 30 degree F (3 degree C). The kids were having a blast playing outside. Thia was having hard time walking in the deep snow. Benny was jumping around like crazy on the snow.

I don't like being trapped in the house for many times. Like two days ago, the temperature dropped to 12 degree F (-10 degree C) plus windy. Soooo ... coooold!!! I have been complaining too much about the weather here or even in Indonesia. When I was in Indonesia, I complained a lot about how hot the weather was. I complain just about everything actually. Not good!

Anyway, usually during the freezing rain, the road will be slippery. I am hoping the temperature tonight will be warmer, so the ice will melt and be gone. Otherwise, my driveway will be icy and wicked slippery.


Once, two years ago, I didn't have enough experience driving on the icy driveway. FYI, my driveway is a little bit steep. I was going down the driveway and I couldn't stop my car. I was scared to death! Fortunately, there was no car passing by and I didn't drive into the woods in front of our house :( .

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Lately ...

It's been snowing a lot lately.
Gus used to snow blow our driveway, but he doesn't have time to do it now. So we have to call a plow guy. Anyway, a lot of snow it means a lot of money to pay the plow guy. He is getting rich this season ... ;)

Super Bowl ...
Who can forget how the New England Patriots lost to the New York Giants? Gus was very sad for two days after the game. I wish that his favorite team had won the game, and gone undefeated. But, I was surprised when he said that Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady's supermodel girl friend is EVIL! Gisele must have been distracting Tom. Wow ... usually I am the one who say this bitchy stuff. Well, I guess men can be bitchy sometimes when it comes to football. :)

(Correction from Gus: Of all the women in the Victoria's Secret catalog he picks Gisele? Leonardo DiCaprio's castaway? C'mon Tom!)

My kids love watching TV.
I don't blame them. In fact, I sent the kids to watch TV when I wanted to do something (bad ... very bad mother!). But since they were watching too much TV, they became monsters. They yelled at me, never listened, didn't want to play, etc. So Gus and I decided to unplug TV during the week. On the weekend they can watch TV only after they play out side, read and do their chores.

It works! Thia is back to being a sweet little girl, she plays a lot and is happier. Benny plays a lot and pays attention more.

Valentine's day is coming.
Gus has been asking me what I want for it. I told him what I want. I think that was the best way to solve the problem. Gus is happy finding out what to get for me and I am happy as well to get what I want. I know this is breaking "the rules". Girls usually want guys to know what they want. It's called "being sensitive." But in my relationship experiences with my husband, I just give up with this "sensitive" thing. Trust me, it's not worth it to fight about it with them. And actually, I do the same thing with my birthday or his birthday. You can make a list of things you want and tell your husband where you put the list. And ask your husband where he puts his list. If one of us didn't get exactly the present what we want, we just return or exchange it. We never feel bad or up sad about it. It's that simple, period! ;)


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

5 Thingies

Got tagged from Elyani about:

5 Things found in my pocket book/purse/bag:
1. a cell phone
2. two Epipen and a children Benadryl
3. a small bag of make up stuff
4. a wallet
5. a small bag of diapers and wipes

5 Things found in my wallet:
1. an identity card
2. other cards (credit cards, health insurance cards, AAA card, etc)
3. cash
4. some receipts
5. Benny and Thia's picture

5 Things found in my room:
1. a bed
2. four pillows
3. a comforter
4. two end tables
5. two table lamps
(haahahaa ... nice try! I will never mention about other things in my room beside those things above. otherwise it will be Too Much Information! ;)).

5 Things I've always wanted to do:
1. chatting with iVideoChat with my family in Indonesia. (is it possible?).
2. using a treadmill at home, ironing with a garment steamer, cleaning with a dyson vacuum, watching a plasma hdtv with a tivo hd. (my birthday is in November. hahaha ... ;))
3. taking some classes:
a photography class, a jewelry-making course, a pottery-making course, a basket-making course, a ski lesson, a cooking lesson, etc ... etc ... (it will never end ;)).
4. fixing our house:
painting our rooms, replacing our porch steps and mosquito nets, having real grass in our lawn, replacing our kitchen white ugly tiles to the real ones, planting plants and it still alive, etc. (sad but true ...).
5. watching a Chippendale show with the gals. (haahahaa ... whaaat???).

5 Things I'm currently into:
1. have been trying some new cooking recipes (love it!).
2. paying bills, grocery shopping, cleaning, doing laundry (boooriiiing!!!).
3. shopping for Benny and Thia's summer clothes (already? woman! ...).
4. taking Benny and Thia to their lessons and activities (we are getting older in the car).
5. being bitchy (blame "PMS!" ;)).

How do you like me now? :)