Occhiolism



A minute pass midnight. She decides to step down her bed as she gives up from making herself fall asleep. Maybe a cup of hot milk can help, she thinks. She has to sleep. Tomorrow will be another busy day, she can’t be late.

Her eyes wandering around the cabinet in the kitchen. The milk used to be in the second drawer, but it isn’t. It takes more than 10 minutes just to realize that the milk already used up and she has nothing left. 

She leans on the kitchenette as she takes a deep sigh. Suddenly she feels empty. The emptiness she cant even explain. 

It’s just a milk. What is so saddening of not having a milk? She asks herself. If she wants it so bad, she can just take her jacket and drive her car to the 24 hours convenience store near her house. But she doesn’t, she sits on the nearest chair she could find instead. She feels stupid as a tear drop in to her cheek, but she can’t stop it.

She knows, everything is not right.

“We’d better off this way. You with your life and me with mine.” She remember everything that person said. She remember the way that sentence cut deep her heart and left her an unhealed wound. Even after all this time. 

“Don’t you dare compare yourself to him. You don’t love me like he does, you never did.” She remember that nothing came out from her mouth listening to the cruel sentence. Just her tears fall out from her eyes to respond. 

Do I really never love that person? She asks herself again and again. She cant come out with any answer.

But if I really don’t, why I feel so empty? Why it feels so wrong? She cant understand herself.

All she knows is that she never hate that person, no matter how much that person wronged her. And deep in her heart, she knows that, so do that person. That person won’t hate her despite all the bad things happened to their relationship.

She looks at her reflection on the kitchen’s window. She has that person eyes, and smiles (when she smiles). And she knows she would feel fine now if she could see that person’s smile, at least, if she could sense that person presences.

She misses that person. She unexpectedly misses that person. 

She feels like she would do anything to turn back the time, before the big war started to split them up. She feels like she would do anything to shut her old self up from her big mouth and ruined everything.

Yes, she wants that person around so bad she would give up everything she believes she’d done right.

She doesn’t need being right. She’s fine with being the wrong one as long as she could has that person back.

She doesn’t need to be a winner, if winning means losing that person.   

But suddenly her ego strikes her back. No, I did wrong but that person was the one who draw the line. I did wrong but that person tortured me, not just once, but many times. I deserve an apology. 

She gives herself up to the tears. She wonders which one would fill up this emptiness in her heart, an apology from that person or apologizing for something she’s not sorry. 

Whichever the answer is, it must be harder to be done than buying a milk in the convenience store, especially with swollen eyes.

After all, a milk won’t ever solve her problem, her bigger heart will. 


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Prahara Ottogi Cheese Ramen

Beberapa waktu lalu, dalam rangka mengisi kegabutan saya menanti skripsi yang nyangkut berkepanjangan di meja dosen pembimbing saya yang maha sibuk (curhat), saya memutuskan untuk menonton drama Korea yang baru saja tamat di SBS. 

Yaps, Doctors.

Iya, drama yang Park Shin Hye sama Kim Rae Won itu lho. 

Tapi yaudah lah ya, bukan itu yang mau saya bahas di sini. Jadi sebenernya yang mau saya bahas di sini adalah cemilan saya ketika lagi nonton Doctors itu. Hahaha.

Seiring dengan merebaknya virus Korea di negara kita tercinta ini, makin macem-macem aja yang jadi didemamin. Dulu boyband, terus drama, nah sekarang makanan. Yoi, seiring makin banyak stand makanan Korea di mall-mall, sekarang makanan Korea makin hits aja. Let me mention one, Samyang. Samyang yang super pedes itu. Samyang yang demi apa pun juga nggak bakal masuk perut saya lagi saking pedesnya.

Nah karena saya nggak lagi-lagi menyentuh Samyang, maka perhatian saya pun teralih pada Ottogi Cheese Ramen. Cheese Ramen, guys! Mendengar namanya aja udah bikin saya super berbunga-bunga dan berekspektasi tinggi, mengingat saya emang die hard fan-nya keju. 

Lalu dengan alasan tersebut saya pun memboyong pulang sebungkus Ottogi Cheese Ramen yang dibandrol harga Rp 14.000,00 dari salah satu mal di kota tempat saya tinggal, Yogyakarta. Harga yang bisa saya bilang cukup mahal untuk sebuah mie instan. Tentu saja dengan harga segitu saya pun makin berharap dong ya, at least, harus seenak Indom*e yang buat saya adalah the best Indonesian invention of all time dong ya. Hahaha.

Tampak depan

Well, dari situ udah keliatan aja porsinya besar, guys.  Iya memang mie-nya gede-gede banget. Menjanjikan rasa kenyang.

 Bumbu-bumbunya

Yak bumbunya so much promising. Cheese powder..... ampun deh bikin nggak sabar buat dimakan.

Lalu saya masak lah itu mie instan Korea, nggak lupa ditambah telor ceplok biar makin spesial gitu. 
Masaknya standar aja kaya masak mie instan biasa. Nggak ada yang spesial.

Kecuali baunya.

Iya, bau kejunya menguar di udara begitu nikmatnya.

Lalu, voila! Jadi deh. 

Siap makan

Waktu jadi, saya langsung nggak sabar untuk segera menayantap. Dan inilah review saya.
1. Mienya besar-besar.
2. Kuahnya kental.
3. RASANYA ENAK!!!!

Ini saking saya lebaynya, saya makannya pakai sendok teh biar nggak habis-habis ( I swear it really happened). Kejunya kerasa enak banget. Enaaak banget. Saya merasa worth it aja gitu ini mie instan harga selangit. Duh langsung pengen beli lagi.

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Tapi, yang namanya kedamaian memang tidak ditakdirkan untuk bertahan lama. Selesai saya makan (dan selesai nonton Doctors) tentunya, saya pun baru sadar itu adalah produk impor yang perlu dipertanyakan hukum halal dan haramnya, mengingat nggak ada sertifikat halal MUI di kemasannya.

Saya pun mulai browsing.

Kalau kata beberapa blog yang saya kunjungi, atau kata situs yang menyediakan penjualan mie ini, dan website resminya di Indonesia yaitu http://www.ottogicheeseramen.com/, mie ini halal dan tidak mengandung babi sama sekali. 

Lalu saya menghela napas bahagia.

Tapi kedamaian lagi-lagi tidak bersama saya lama-lama, saya lalu menemukan website ini https://koreanfoodreview.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/ottogi-cheese-ramen-ramen-keju-halalnon-halal/ . Di dalamnya, si blogger menelaah satu persatu komposisi yang tertulis dalam huruf hangeul dan menemukan kata  “돼지고기” yang dibaca dwaejigogi yang berarti babi (sudah saya translate pakai google translate).

Oke. 

Kenyataan sungguh menyakitkan. 

Batal saya repurchased mie instan super enak itu.

Masuk sudah makanan haram ke dalam tubuh saya. Untung nggak sengaja :")





Nb: Saya masih skeptis dengan semua website itu. Website resmi mengatakan halal karena mereka pihak yang menjual. Tapi website makanan korea haram tersebut juga hanya menjelaskan tentang Ottogi Cheese Ramen, tidak ada produk lain di dalamnya. Apakah ia hanya membuat web itu demi persaingan bisnis? Karena sejauh ini saya tidak menemukan blog lain yang mengatakan haram. 

Nb lagi: Jika ada yang punya pendapat atau have something to say about this, tolong beri tahu saya. Comment or email are welcome :) Thank you.



5 Cool Things About Sabrina



My love for Harrison Ford brought me to one of his movies, Sabrina. Harrison Ford, the actor that rarely doing romantic comedy and he did it in 1995. Because it was so one of a kind, I try to find the movie. I cant stop wondering and so curious why Mr. Ford, the Indiana Jones and the Han Solo accepted the role.

I always thought that my love for Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan's You've Got A Mail wont be replaced as my number one favorite movie of all time, and I never expect any other film would be as good as the You've Got A Mail. So did Sabrina. Moreover the ratings were not so good either. Just because Harrison Ford so I came to watch.

And then, I stunned. The movie was so beautiful and dazzling. It has so many beautiful scenes that stuck in my head that I couldn't stop thinking. So memorable.

By the way while I'm still on my euphoria, gonna list fancy things about this move. Gonna spread the virus :)

1.

The Harrison Fords and Julia Ormond's Sabrina version is actually the remake from the original one that produced in 1954. Starred by the legendary Audrey Hepburn! The movie was huge on its era, but trust me the remake as good as the original. Has several parts that different from the original but still dashing.

2. Has its bollywood version too!!!




3. Has real good dialogue and inspired from John Milton's song (1634) and poem that quoted in the movie
Sabrina fair,
Listen where thou art sitting
Under the glassy, cool, translucent wave,
In twisted braids of lilies knitting
The loose train of thy amber-dropping hair;
Listen for dear honour's sake,
Goddess of the silver lake,
Listen and save.
anyway, the poem is about mermaid :")

4. My very favorite scene was when Linus Larabee met Sabrina at the solarium, replacing her brother David. He kissed her and then she slapped him.



5. And there is this scene that has me screaming my head off. It happens after their dinner at a Moroccan restaurant. As they walk, Linus asks Sabrina words to say in French. The last question he asks her to translate is, “How do I say ‘I’m looking at what I want'”? He locks his gaze with hers and Sabrina stops dead in her tracks, holding her breath. She quickly fumbles, “I don’t remember.”

AWWWWWW

Damn cool isn't it? So cool that makes a true-(hopeless)-romcom-queen like me screamed out loud and put this masterpiece as one of the TOP romcoms I've ever watched.

You, cheesy buddy, just go watch it! :)