Need Some Luck?

30 10 2010

Okay, folk, 30th October finally comes! Only one more day for NaNoWriMo to begin!

By this point of time, if you participate this year, have you prepared your story outline? Have you known what you want to write? Have you fallen in love to your characters? Have you decided their personalities and behaviours? But, more importantly for this post, have you prepared your lucky charm?

Lucky charm isn’t always effective. In fact, it never succeeds, except perhaps a few rare occasions that still come from your own effort. Nevertheless, lucky charm still gives you something you can’t find in yourself: confidence. Confidence that comes from a simple, childish mind, as you might say, as believing in something unreal. Yet, don’t forget that sometimes, children can be more confident than the adults, simply because they have their so-called “lucky charm”. Simple mind doesn’t worry too much; they just believe in something without asking any of those nagging question: How can I know it effective? What if they lie to me when selling this thing? Why did I buy it in the first place? Children don’t ask that kind of questions when their parents bring them outside; they just believe.

So, folk, lucky charm is just needed to make you feel good. You don’t have to believe in it, as long as your heart is comfortable with it, everything will be okay. You might have a lucky pen, not because it brings luck, but simply because you’re comfortable holding it. Or lucky jacket; not because it held any charm, but just because it’s warm and makes you look cool. These can be considered “lucky”.

So, what lucky possession do you have in you? A lucky cloth? Lucky necklace? Lucky ring? Lucky earphone? Lucky toilet paper? Lucky eye? Lucky hair? Lucky eyebrow? Lucky neck? Lucky head? Lucky body? Lucky me? Anything is good. Just make sure you feel comfortable with them—including your lucky you. 🙂


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Earth the 2nd?

30 09 2010

Check this one out.

After I red about this, the only thing that popped up in my mind is “New planet resembling Earth? Are you serious?!”

Well, since the first “other planets” found in 1995, there have been tons of other planets added into the scientist’s list, most of which the public don’t even notice that they have been discovered. Maybe some of them might have been like what we see in Star Wars, with a human inside black armour trying to rule the whole galaxy and all.

And yet, this is still the first time a planet really resembling our world is found. How cool is that?! 🙂

Still, even though in this video the planet looks pretty close to Venus, its distance is actually more than 1,000 longer than between Earth and Neptune. The distance between our world and Neptune is approximately 1 billion kilometres, depending on its position when orbiting the sun. And yet, the distance between this new planet and Earth is around 190 trillion kilometres. Wow, you really have to live forever if you want to do a marathon with that distance!

Well, it’s a pity we have to wait long enough before we can visit that planet—except maybe a giant UFO suddenly came down from the sky and shared their knowledge to us (hopefully they are nice aliens). Still, I think it’s a nice thing that our Earth isn’t alone. Maybe that planet is our Earth’s sibling. Who knows? 🙂


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My Life in the Worst Diary Ever

26 09 2010

Song for current mood: 😦

Just today, I have officially deactivated my first blog.

Just as what I have said in the previous post, the reason I want to change blog is simple: because the old one is too wild, brutal, impolite and reckless. Everything I put there is a rant of my daily life, which is usually mixed up with the craziest things I always saw nearly everyday—and this commonly results in using a very, very bad word in each post. So, I believe it’s understandable why I want to get rid of that blog: to make sure it won’t give a bad image to the positive changes I have made in the past months.

However, ever since I began Enthusiasm Shoppe, I kept delaying this process of “deactivation”. The reason is actually rather sentimental: that’s my very first blog, and even though its content is worthless, it will always be. Nothing can replace it as my first attempt of blogging, even if it’s the best blog in the history.

To be honest, I quite enjoy the days when I wrote those rants, grumbling and grumbling about ridiculous things happening in my life using tons of vulgar slangs. Though I know it’s wrong, it will always be a memento of my old High School-self: rash, careless and impatient.

Well, no matter how “garbage” that blog is, it’s still my life and it will always be. So I just want to thank Pumpkin’s Diary, for letting me put every wicked thought I had in my mind. You’re the best internet-garbage a blogger can wish for a blog!

…And farewell…. 😦


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Pinkan Mambo – Nothing Wrong with Religions!

22 09 2010

Check out this song. 🙂

Today, when I browse my facebook account, I notice my friends were debating something very serious. It’s about one actress from Indonesia—named Pinkan Mambo—who just changed her religion from Islam to Christian. Of course, in an Islamic country like Indonesia, this caused a big protest and some people even said that she was “hypnotized to change her religion” or “she neglected her God.”

Well, personally, I only have one voice here: I. Don’t. Care.

Listen, fellow mortals, why must we debate something like “our religion is the truth” or “they are sinners”? None of us isn’t a sinner—including me, myself and I—no matter we’re Islamic, Christian, Hindu, Buddha, Taoist, Godless and so on. I don’t know anything about what’s in God’s mind, but I’m sure Jesus Christ, Muhammad the prophet, Buddha and the others NEVER want us to fight each other. Religious laws are difficult and I’m no expert in any of them, but here is simple thought: all of them aim for unity of mankind and righteousness—if not now, maybe tomorrow or the next millennium.

Personally, I think this song is not just for those who are Christian. We just want to worship—that’s all. Don’t take it too hard; just because we have one certain religion, it doesn’t make ourselves better than the Godless. Remember one thing: we’re born in the same planet named Earth and we’re always in the same fellowship of humanity. The best bless on us, fellow mortals. 🙂


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Enthusiasm Shoppe

10 09 2010

Welcome to Pumpkin’s Diary v. 2: Enthusiasm Shoppe!!!

Yes, as the “v. 2” suggests, this is my second blog. The first one, unfortunately, has to be… deactivated. Why? Well, I too much “played” with the content, until it might be… “inappropriate” for public view.

I must confess: I put too much silly things in the previous blog, until it now looks like a pile of rants.

I actually wanted to keep going with it, but it might just give bad image to the development I made. It’s a pity, indeed, but it turned out I have no choice but dumping it….

I remember telling my friend once not to dump his old blog to start the new one. The reason is simple: if we didn’t continue moving on what there is now, it’s impossible for us to get on the finish line, right? Well, it turned out that this philosophy still has its flaw, and I must admit I was wrong. Perhaps, sometimes, changing the path you’re taking can be a good idea… as long as you still keep going with it.

Maybe. Either way, I hereby admit I was wrong.  😦

…Whew! But what’s the big deal? At least I still get some lessons from this:

  1. An absolute philosophy can have a flaw, depending on the situation.
  2. Don’t put too much rant in your blog—it will disgust yourself as a writer.
  3. Don’t use too much expletives in your writing—it will just ruin your image when you start to mature.
  4. Following the previous one above, think again what will happen in the future!!! If I know I will remake this blog, I might not write all of those stuffs. Probably.

…But what’s the big deal? If I didn’t do it that way, I wouldn’t learn all of this, right?  🙂

Well, anyway and anyhow, I NEVER delete the version one. I still keep it in my storage, though keeping it hidden. Some posts are too precious to be thrown away. It is now part of my personal collection, and maybe I’ll repost few of them again later, depending on what will happen in the future.

Now, let’s forget from the version one and to the new and improved… Enthusiasm Shoppe!!!

For this version, instead of posting rants and silly daily stuffs, I will focus on things that I enjoy and more useful, including (but not limited to) music, video, animation, comic and writing—just everything that might be so simple, useless and nearly meaningless, but still makes people smile or even laugh. The point of this blog is no longer “how to get rid of your frustration by writing it down”, but rather “how to see rainbow in the middle of rainy days.” Yes, this blog will include lots and lots of beautiful things in this world that we often missed—something interesting and exciting that happens today, right now, and at the moment. However, the only way for you to realize it, is no other than to take a rest for a while and see the world perceptively….

…I don’t know how about you, but I’m a bit tired of only seeing the negative sides of the world (which, unfortunately, are plenty of them). Why don’t we, for a second, take a rest from being negative and enjoy life a bit? See, this is all about changing your perspective! Because life is a rainbow… and we get it for free!  🙂

Have fun, guys! See you inside!