Kambing Jantan The Movie

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Mudah-mudahan bisa dapet tiket gratisnya, pengen banget nonton film nya dari dulu πŸ˜€

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I Just Can’t Understand Art

No matter how hard i’ve tried, I just can’t. Yesterday for example, I got a chance to watch a work by Garin Nugroho, Opera Jawa. I met the person myself, younger than I thought really. The synopsis goes like this (from the youtube page).

Setyo and Siti live a peaceful life as husband and wife, selling earthenware in their village. But when Setyo is called away on business, a flirtatious butcher, Ludiro, takes advantage of Siti’s loneliness to seduce her. Tempted by song and dance, Siti initially refuses his advances but acquiesces in a moment of weakness, setting the stage for an epic battle between the two men. Located in lush forests and on pristine beaches of Java, director Garin Nugroho bases his deeply imagistic and dazzling visual narrative on the “The Abduction of Sita,” from the Hindu epic, The Ramayana.

Opera Jawa is featured in Global Lens 2008, a U.S. based touring film series presented by The Global Film Initiative. Global Lens 2008 showcases ten feature films from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

It was quite good, I must say. But the thing is, Why like that? Why doing such weird, unnecessary stuff like that? Why can’t it be more simple? But hey, it just me πŸ˜› Everytime I see an art performance (real art, not modern art), all I want to say is :

whysoserious

Java Swing, Put Component In The Center

It has been quite some time since I used this :

Dimension SCREEN_SIZE = Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getScreenSize();
MainFrame mainFrame = new MainFrame();
int halfWidth = mainFrame.getWidth() / 2;
int halfHeight = mainFrame.getHeight() / 2;
mainFrame.setLocation(SCREEN_SIZE.width / 2 - halfWidth, SCREEN_SIZE.height / 2 - halfHeight);
mainFrame.setVisible(true);

Example for a Frame.

And apparently, you can use this one line instead:

mainFrame.setLocationRelativeTo(null); // or 'this' to parent

damn πŸ˜€

Migration to open source

Well, not exactly, but I’m trying πŸ˜› It started with the operating system. Once windows first then ubuntu on vmware, now ubuntu first then windows on virtualBox. So far so good, except for a few things. Compiz vs ATI, still not perfect on video playback, the video will start flickering for no reason. Need to change video output to X11 on VLC, or No Vx on gstreamer but it will become slow. Then download manager, why i can’t find any single good download manager for linux platform (AFAIK) with good queueing system, timer, sites login, thread manager, and stable enough. JDownloader seems to be a good candicate, but if it hangs every once in a while, than no thank you.

WinRar, nothing can be as powerful enough as WinRar πŸ˜€ ultima prime, nothing can compare it in the linux platform, though nautilus seems fine for now. And games, totally a big loss for this one, just when i want to start my “keep in touch with the latest games” campaign. Wine will never replace it, ever πŸ˜› But what the hell, it’s been done, let’s do it and have fun πŸ˜€

Bboys, Hip Hop Art

A few weeks ago I went to this amazing hip hop art performance at Taman Ismail Marzuki, starring this two guys Raphael Hillebrand and Sebastien Ramirez. The event itself, held by Centre Culturel Francais (CCF) and Goethe-Institut. How can I describe an art exhibition? very unlikely πŸ˜› Just see it for yourself. Here’s a few highlights.

Of course, it’s a lot better if you seen it live. This is another one that looks a like, The Art of Urban Dance, Locking then Popping.

Another one, check out the girls πŸ˜›

And this is one of my favourite bboys battle of all time, Korea final, Rivers vs Drifters.