About VidCon 2012 and I

I just opened my email, and then I saw something that attracts me. It’s from VidCon team and the subject is “VidCon 2012 Registration”. I was really excited so I double clicked the email even though I didn’t have too. Here’s what I saw right after I clicked it.

Oh my goodness! They already open the registration and the 3rd annual Vidcon will be held at Anaheim Convention Center, California on June 28th, 29th and 30th 2012. They have 3 kind of passes: 40$, 80$, or 300$. it’s all up to you.

If I lived in America, I will triple click that button while saying Yes! Yes! I’d love to attend VidCon, complete the registration and buy my 80$ pass. But unfortunately I live in Jakarta, Indonesia. I’m very very excited about VidCon but too bad I can’t attend Vidcon.

I always have this dream. In my dream, I went to VidCon alone and I had a really good times there. Met John Green and asked him to sign every hardcover of his books that I have.

Met Hank Green, watched hime singing I’m not Edward Cullen withThe Katherine and took photos with them. I met Mike Lombardo, watched him singing Caroline and took photos with him. I always read on tumblr that Mike Lombardo is a really nice person so in my dream, mike lombardo that I met is a nice guy too 😄 I met lots of people too! Like Chameleon Circuit, IJustine, ALL CAPS, EMT, and Fine Bros

Eventhough I could afford the pass, I couldn’t go there because I don’t have themoney to buy plane tickets and the hotel. I’m pretty sad because I really want to meet John Green, my favorite author. Being able to see him with my own eyes must be an incredible feeling.

DFTBA!

[Random Things] About John Green, Vidcon, Youtube, Wall of Stuff, Platinum Egoiste and How They Affect Me

Well today I guess I’ll write about random things in one post because I don’t have enough time to spend on the internet lately.  Just so you know, I finally got my bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and you know what? my mom bought me this as a graduation gift.

I was like %%^##%^*@!# when she gave me Platinum Egoiste because that perfume is the thing that I want the most since 2 years ago. Because it’s so freaking expensive and I know that I couldn’t afford it with my pocket money,  I just gave up. I never asked my mom to buy me something that costs a lot of money because I’m not one of those jerks who thinks that as soon as you turn twenty it’s your god- given right to have a brand-new chevrolet in the driveway.

I’m very grateful that I have a mom who really cares about her kids. I love you mom and Happy belated Esther Day. (Nb. Esther was a nerdfighter who loved harry potter and made videos on youtube too. She’ll be 17 this year if she hadn’t died due to cancer. John and Hank Green asked her if they can do something for her before she died and her last request was to make sure that the people you love know that you love them) I just want you to know that I love you so much Mom.

Okay let’s begin! First is about John Green. John Green is my favorite author all the time and thanks to him, I really love to read now. No, it’s not that I didn’t like to read back then, it’s just I’m into mangas more than a novel.

The first John Green’s book I read was Paper Towns and it was really good. Unlike other novels, I can say that this book is a complete package. There’s slice of life in it, there’s mystery, there’s humour, and of course there’s also romance in Paper Towns. I couldn’t find the copy of John Green’s books at local bookstores like Times, Kinokuniya, Aksara in Indonesia, so I ended up ordering them on Amazon. I read his book first before I knew that he makes videos with his brother Hank Green called Vlogbrothers on Youtube.

Speaking of youtube, I used to watch PVs, StreetenglishTV or owarai (Japanese comedy) on Youtube. After I read Paper Towns, I started looking for other John Green’s books and join a nerdfighter community called Nerdfighteria (http://nerdfighters.ning.com). On that site, I actually joined some groups like GSA which stands for Gay Straight Alliance and a group like The Nerds Who Draw Things.  At that time, I discovered a group with hundreds of members called Charlie Mcdonnell (charlieissocoollike). That was the first time I realized that actually there’re so many interesting or I should say SMART vloggers on Youtube, like Vlogbrothers, Alex Day and Charlie Mcdonnell. Not only they blog about their life, they also make good music. My favorite band now is Chameleon Circuit and they sing about Dr. Who (I actually have made a post about Chameleon Circuit here : https://smiichan.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/chameleon-circuit-still-got-legs/)

Hank Green is also making music too and the song that I love the most is It All Makes Sense at the End. Hank Green is actually an outstanding man because he actually makes an event called VIDCON. he makes that event so vloggers, nerdfighters, or youtube watchers can actually meet and gather in one place. Youtube musicians also perform on stage and the fans can actually take a photo with them, hug them, and do crazy things with them. I saw the posts about Vidcon on tumblr, it was a big success and nerdfighters were actually had so much fun. Because of that, I think I’m gonna add “GO TO VIDCON” to my “to-do-list” before I die.

See John Green’s video about Vidcon here :

Thanks to Charlie Mcdonnell now I know a lot of musicians on youtube that actually talented like Mike Lombardo, Tom Milsom,  Charlie Mcdonnell, Alex Day, ALL CAPS, Meghan Tonjes, Julia Nunes, and Alan Lastufka. and you can actually buy their physical CD on http://dftba.com/ or download them from Itunes. Not only Chameleon Circuit and mike lombardo’s albums, I have Charlie Mcdonnell’s album “This is Me” on my itunes library too =D Oh right, Charlie inspired me to make a “wall of stuff” on my wall behind my computer too 😄

This “wall of stuff” of mine is actually full of random things from the past like artworks that I made when I was still in high school or some tickets from events like “L’arc~en~Ciel Awake and Live 2005” 😄 For short, this wall of stuff represents my personality except for that ELLE shopping picture. My sister asked me if she could put that on my wall so I have no choice but let her. there’s also a postcard full of signs from Alice Nine’s member that I got from my friend who lives in Japan. and yes, it’s fun looking at them like that wall of stuff can actually raise your mood in the morning. especially the one written with SHOW YOUR HEART and Ganbatte Nippon (in Japanese of course). I made it for GACKT’s SHOW YOUR HEART PROJECT to encourage the victims of Tsunami. You can also see the post about SHOW YOUR HEART PROJECT here : https://smiichan.wordpress.com/2011/05/05/show-your-heart-world-photo-report/

母の日 [Mother’s Day]

今日は母の日ですね~

お母さん、

生んでくれてありがとう

育ててくれてありがとう

いつもおいしいごはんありがとう

お母さん、いつもありがとう。

どうかこれからもずっと元気でいて下さい

これからもよろしくお願いします
 
これからもずーっと大好きです
 

                      your daughter, Smita Amaranggana

                                                                            xoxo

私の小さな夢

I’m bored, so I made the list about living cost in japan for 1 month. well that’s my chiisana yume ;D

Airplanes (promo ticket) 12.000円

Apartment for 1 month  (studio type or 1LDK) 150.000円

Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for 1 month 70.000円

Buses for 1 month 30.000円

Japan Rail Pass (21 day) 60.000円  (9 day) 30.000円  Total : 90.000円

Attraction fees : 50.000円

shopping : 50.000円

Miscellaneous : 100.000円

Total cost : 552.000円

I’m going to make it 600.000円 to live in Japan for 1 month which is  Rp. 60.000.000

If I have salary about 20.000円 per month, so I’m gonna go to Japan after 30 months which is 2 years and a half.

[Personal] Self Reflection 1

Sorry, this new post isn’t GACKT related or Japanese related m(_ _)m

I just realized that I’ve lost something inside me. I used to have it when I was in highschool and when I was entering college.
but now I lost it. I LOST THE PASSION.
I re-read my old posts (2008-2009) on ameblo. I was so ambitious, I was so passionate back then. but now… I’m not. not at all.
How come? I asked that to myself too, but I couldn’t find the answer.

I used to workhard with all my might to get a high GPA. Yes, I did have a perfect GPA twice.
Why can’t I be more passionate doing my thesis? I’m doing it half-assedly and I know about that but I don’t do anything because I’ve lost the passion.
I was smiling while reading my old posts about exams, GPA, stupid lecturers, killer lecturers, yaoi, love, friendship, family, painful and joy memories. I was smiling because I looked back and thinking how passionate I was back then, how naive, how straightforward, how childish, how ambitious I was. of course I was smiling at my bad bad english grammar too. *My english grammar is still bad*

But looking back like that, made me think, can I get that passion back? can I get that ambitious kid back in me? the answer is I can If I want and now I’m trying to get it back.