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Social Networking: How Does It Affect My Life?

30 Nov

This blog entry was intended to be posted for TBI Social Networking 2011 writing contest. But since I couldn’t find the link on its facebook and web page, hence this entry is posted to show someone out there the extra mile. Hope it’s okay, beb. 🙂

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At this point of time, I divide my life into pre-boyfriend and post-boyfriend eras. Pre-boyfriend era ended on July this year when I was officially dating my current boyfriend. Post-boyfriend era, with many fights, tears, smiles, loves, and struggles, is still continue until now. Let’s hope there will be happy ending for us both, amen. ❤

The fights and struggles were merely because boyfriend and I are basically different types of person. Cliche, I know, but it’s true. One of the difference is I’m a spare-time-blogger (micro or a complete one), somehow by default I engage with social media alot. Boyfriend in the other hand is someone who, I’m borrowing his word, lives in the real life, unlike me who’s trapped in the cyber world alot.

Pre-boyfriend era was me and my gadgets all the time. Though I socially hanged out and had fun with friends, my hand will never be emptied from my handphone and or my laptop. My twitter account never fall to be updated once in an hour, if not every minutes, even when I was attending a class in college. I knew my friends’ condition by reading through their tweets, not by personally contacting them or so. I even knew alot about celebtwit’s circle of life, the ones that I never met of. More like a stalker, yes I’m aware of that.

Post-boyfriend era means me and boyfriend only, like ALL the time. Less time to update my status on twitter even to hold my handphone more than 5 minutes. Most of the time, when I’m with him, my handphone is safely placed in my bag. How does it feel to have a smartphone in your bag but not be able to use it because of some restriction which is not related to phone credit?

At first, it felt weird to not hold my handphone at my palm anywhere I go. But by the time being, the truth is, I miss nothing. With less time to play with my handphone thus less time to be enganged on twitter, I actually more enganged with my surroundings. At least, I was becoming more aware with people who are physically around me, like people on the side road, those in the same public transportation with me, and the like.

In pre-boyfriend era, in every chance I had, I’ll look at my handphone’s screen the most, just to read people that I follow’s recent tweets, even when I was in the public transportation. I couldn’t hear when the street musicians sang because it just consumed my attention. I wouldn’t noticed if there’s anything happened outside the window (read: in the real world).

In post-boyfriend era, I learned that even a slightest attention to those street musicians, even if we didn’t give them any money, is meaningful for them. Just smile politely, and they’ll smile back at us. Which is meaningful for me too, because I looked and heard more than something I seen on mobile phone screen. There’s a feeling I couldn’t explain everytime I see stranger’s sincere smile.

The one thing that holding me back to never lost contact with twitter is the fact that I got my current job because of it, I owe it THAT much. I read a tweet about job opening in my current company through someone’s timeline. I applied, tested, and accepted to work here until present time.

Social media costed me time I should’ve spent more wisely in the past, but it paid back by giving me a job to work for at the moment. So what does it affect me? You decide. 🙂

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Features on (Micro) Blogs

3 Jun

So yeah.. WordPress is improving. It got new features called Reblog and Like-This-Post, though they aren’t brand new features in blogging-world.

Do you remember that I had Tumblr once on early 2009? My friend was the one who introduced me to Tumblr. And the fact that my sister had signed up for Tumblr not long before my friend introduced me to it, definitely provoked me to also did so. So voila! I signed up a Tumblr account.

What I like from Tumblr were the Love-This-Post feature and of course Reblog feature. The thing that I didn’t like from Tumblr, and also the reason why I quitted it, was Tumblarity. Sure as hell those are what Tumblr is all about, to reblog the posts you love and keep your Tumblarity high by reblog and love more posts.

For you who don’t know, Tumblarity is the rate of how active we are on Tumblr, like Karma on Plurk. The differences are:
1. The highest Karma’s score on Plurk is 100 whilst the highest Tumblarity’s score on Tumblr is… I don’t know.. a million maybe..?
2. We get more icons than can be used on our Plurk’s status update by getting a higher Karma’s score whilst the user who get higher Tumblarity’s score get nothing but more popularity on Tumblr.

I never, don’t want to, and won’t ever care about how active I am with my (micro)blog(s). That’s why I quittted Tumblr, tried to focus on my WordPress, never interested to try Plurk, and rather prefer with Twitter than it.

There’s no Twitter’s activity rate though there are ReTweet and Fave features in Twitter. I like both of them. We can also follow (and be followed by) another user in Twitter (also on Tumblr and Plurk) to get the updated contents. We could do such activity on WordPress and other kind of blog with Subscription feature, but somehow I subscribe no blogger.

So, even WordPress’ new Reblog and Like-This-Post features aren’t originally from WordPress, but I still keep my faith on WordPress. And I’ll keep my faith on it as long as WordPress isn’t planning to add another new feature such WPactivity. Blah! I’ll loathe it.

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[review] Novel: Travelers’ Tale

20 Mar

Travelers’ Tale merupakan sebuah novel yang ditulis oleh 4 penulis, yaitu Adhitya Mulya, Ninit Yunita, Iman Hidajat, dan Alaya Setya. Jumlah 2 novelis laki-laki dan 2 novelis perempuan ini cocok dengan jumlah karakter utama dalam novel, 2 laki-laki dan 2 perempuan yang sudah bersahabat sejak kecil, termasuk intrik2 percintaan di dalamnya.

pertemuan saya dengan novel ini sebenarnya secara tidak sengaja. saat itu pertengahan tahun 2009, saya dan teman2 saya sedang iseng main2 ke gramedia. tiba2 melihat cover novel ini, tertarik. kemudian membaca pengarangnya, whoa… Adhitya Mulya, salah satu novelis Indonesia favorit saya. beli tidak.. beli tidak.. sebenarnya tidak ada budget saat itu. impulsif… akhirnya novelnya saya beli juga hehe.

saat saya memuji novel ini di twitter saya.. ketika itu teman saya langsung me-reply bahwa Travelers’ Tale keluar beberapa tahun lalu saat kami baru masuk kuliah. saya ketinggalan? umm okelah. lalu tanpa diduga.. mas Adhitya Mulia me-retweet tweet-an saya 😉 yeiy!

novel ini menceritakan persahabatan 4 orang, konflik dimulai saat Francis akan menikah.. dengan seorang perempuan Barcelona. padahal selama ini diketahui Francis selalu mencintai Retno, Retno sudah 2 kali menolak Francis,, sementara Farah memendam cinta pada Francis. dan Yusup yang juga bertepuk sebelah tangan pada Farah..

berkat kehebohan rencana pernikahan Francis ini, dimulailah petualangan Retno, Farah, dan terutama Yusup ke Eropa, berakhir di Barcelona. juga perjalanan Francis keliling benua2 di dunia mengingat profesinnya yang sebagai pianis. tidak tahu kenapa.. setiap kali membaca Francis yang kebayang di otak saya adalah dengan Shinichi Chiaki-nya Nodame Cantabile hoho. gaya bercerita yang dilihat dari sudut pandang setiap tokoh.. menurut saya novel ini justru tidak membingungkan, tetapi lebih hidup dan dinamis.

kalau boleh judge a book by its cover.. novel ini keren banget hehe. apalagi dengan packaging novel yang terdapat halaman berwarna khusus untuk menampilkan gambar2. di dalam novel juga diselipkan tips2 travelling dan backpacking yang menarik 🙂

salah satu kriteria saya dalam menilai novel adalah endingnya.. dan jujur saya tidak suka ending novel ini. bukan masalah happy ending atau tidaknya.. justru saya bingung happy ending itu yang bagaimana. apakah Francis dengan Retno, atau Francis dengan Farah. endingnya justru seperti ingin mengatakan bahwa cewe itu bisa suka ama cowo yang suka sama dia.. err?

yah.. silahkan baca sendiri saja.. dijamin tidak rugi apalagi kalau memiliki novel ini sendiri (bukan minjem maksudnya hehe). packaging novel yang unik patut untuk dikoleksi 🙂 dan karakter Yusup sukses membuat saya tertawa terbahak2.

PS: to read my other book review, click here

[trailer] 3 Idiots

7 Feb

iseng2 saya blogwalking ke link2 blog yang saya miliki, termasuk blognya Upi Avianto. salah satu postingan Upi menceritakan sebuah film yang baru Upi tonton, 3 Idiots. saya baca postingan blog Upi, hmm.. sepertinya menarik. tapi saya tidak belum bergeming.

kemudian saya menjelajahi twitter penulis2 ibukota, baik penulis lagu, penulis skenario, maupun penulis novel beneran. kembali saya menemukan film 3 Idiots disebut2 disana. barulah saya iseng men-googling 3 Idiots.

saya baru tergerak untuk mencari trailer 3 Idiots di youtube setelah membaca penjelasan film tersebut dari wikipedia. pertama2 saya mencari trailer 3 Idiots dengan keyword yang salah, yaitu HANYA 3 Idiots saja, tanpa 3 Idiots with english subtitles. kesalahan idiot tersebut baru saya sadari setelah kebingungan menonton trailer tersebut dengan hanya berbahasa hindi saja (tanpa english subtitles). ini dia trailer dari 3 Idiots (yang benar) dengan english subtitles:

trailer yang sangat sebentar.. tapi sepertinya lucu kalau dilihat dari mimik pemain2nya. trailer yang pertama (tanpa subtitles, walaupun tidak mengerti tapi terlihat kocak)  sukses membuat saya menunggu film ini keluar di Bandung. setelah saya cek di 21 dan Blitz, film ini sampai dengan saat ini (07/02/2010) baru main di Blitz Megaplex Pacific Place Jakarta.

kalau benar jadi saya menonton film ini nantinya, maka 3 Idiots menjadi film Bollywood kedua yang saya tonton setelah Slumdog Millionaire hehe

GREY

26 Nov

So again I falled into another blog-thingy whilst I already have 2 blogs (wordpress and blogspot) and a microblog (twitter). Dear God please save me. Blame my sister for it because somehow I found her Livejournal and the fact that she left her blogspot. The difference is that she changes blogs so easily (from wordpress to blogspot to livejournal) while I keep my loyalty to wordpress *haha*. Let say this is the unstable part of me who still wants to tries on new thing (playing around) while I have so many things to do.

I’m not overreacting it. It’s true that I have SO MANY things to do. I have deadlines in Monday (Decision Support System Individual Task), Tuesday (Final Assigment Individual Proposal), and Wednesday (Facilities Design Group Task). You could count them with a hand BUT believe me.. even only with those 3 I won’t be able to spend my holiday (from Thursday to Sunday) as it is. Yet I still able to create a new blog and write on a first post. Don’t ask me how and why lol.

I name this blog as The Grey Area not ony because its original layout is in grey (colour). But I also refer that grey to the grey cells as in our brain. Just a few hours ago I realized that I’m much a Feeler than a Thinker which I’m quite sure that I’m the last one but I’m not. And the fact that I’m much a Perceiver than a Judger while I also sure that I’m the last one but again I’m not.

I hope this blog will keep my personality type balances hence records the journal of my (grey) life.

Keep on reading!

-nafariza

I am Back People

30 Jul

Hey.. I got my nerve to write back. A LOT! yeeiiyy

Blogwalking selalu memberikan suatu pengaruh pada saya. Setelah selama ini hanya bersentuhan dengan dunia microblogging [baca: twitter] akhirnya saya iseng-iseng [berhadiah postingan baru hehe..] membuka blog teman-teman saya. Ternyata postingan-postingan mereka sangat bisa menggerakkan keinginan saya untuk menulis lagi. Dan postingan ini adalah hasil dari perburuan blog-blog sejak saya bangun tidur jam 2 tadi siang.

Sepertinya mengerjakan laporan kape tanpa henti setiap hari juga ikut menambah motivasi saya untuk kembali menulis di wordpress [tenang.. saya BUKAN pengkhianat wordpress. percayalah]. Selama ini (setelah kape) saya menghindari mengupdate blog karena menulis blog berarti membuka laptop di saat liburan [twitter dengan mudah dapat diakses melalui handphone]. Satu hal saya hindari saat liburan adalah menjauhi hal-hal yang berhubungan dengan perkuliahan, seperti laptop. Karena setelah laptop dihidupkan, tanpa sadar tangan saya langsung meng-klik folder Documents > College > 6th Semester. Oh tidak, mimpi buruk.

Tidak heran archive blog saya di bulan-bulan liburan selalu berisi lebih sedikit postingan dibanding bulan-bulan kuliah. Karena kuliah berarti terbiasa dengan laptop dan ketik-mengetik. Bahkan di teengah musim ujian pun saya menyempatkan diri untuk menulis blog. Maka tidak ada salahnya kan jika ketika liburan saya sedikit mengerem aktivitas saya di dunia blogging.

Tapi tenang saja.. masa kuliah sudah akan dimulai. Saya sudah kembali intens bersentuhan dengan laptop. Dan yang terpenting kemauan saya untuk menulisi blog lagi sudah muncul.

So.. let me announce you that I am back!

🙂

Follow Them on Twitter

16 Jun

Twitter is so sickening. Once you try it, you’ll be addicted to it. This is one of what makes me and yoanorvel can make through the internship. We are the twitter-holics  haha.. And you can access it by your mobile phone OR computer.

Here are some famous persons (whose account have been verified) that you might want to follow on twitter:

Andy Roddick Lance Amstrong Jason Mraz Pete Wentz ‘FOB’ Brendon Urie ‘P!ATD’ Joel Madden ‘GC’ Benji Madden ‘GC’ Green Day Coldplay Paramore John Mayer Mika John Legend Eminem Guy Sebastian Ashton Kutcher Milo Ventimiglia Hugh Jackman Daniel Radcliffe Rupert Grint Tom Felton Adrian Garnier Robert Pattinson Greg Grunberg ‘Heroes’ Ryan Seacrest David Archuleta Barack Obama Justin Timberlake Adam Sandler David Beckham Steven Gerrard

Demi Moore Oprah Winfrey Ellen Degeneres Yoko Ono Meg Cabot Agyness Deyn Lisa Loeb Emma Watson Dakota Fanning Keira Knightley Rumer Wills Katy Perry Lady Gaga Demi Levato Lily Allen Michelle Branch Vanessa Carlton Hayley William ‘Paramore’ Bjork Imogen Heap Delta Goodrem Leann Rimes Paula Abdul Ashley Olsen Mary Kate Olsen Nichole Richie Ashley Simpson Taylor Momsen Leighton Meester Hayden Panettiere Mandy Moore Hillary Duff Hayley Duff Alicia Keys Jordin Sparks Miley Cyrus Lindsay Lohan

Adhitya Mulya Giring Ganesha ‘Nidji’ Pandji Pragiwaksono Raditya Dika Vincent ‘Club80s’ Desta ‘Club80s’ Christian Sugiono Ringgo Agus Rahman Farhan Edric Tjandra Indra Herlambang Tora Sudiro Indra Birowo Uli Herdinansyah Ben Kasyafani Bayu Oktora Indra Bekti Fedi Nuril Sogi Indra Dhuaja Arie Dagienkz Joko Anwar

Sitta Karina Sherina Munaf Agnes Monica Sarah Sechan Shanty Sandra Dewi Tika Panggabean Fitri Tropica Tasya Kamila Tike Priatnakusuma Sophia Latjuba Audy Cathy Sharon Bunga Cinta Lestari Dewi ‘Dee’ Lestari Najwa Shihab

Please tell me if you know the others 🙂