Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I am damn-seriously tired...

O' Dear Holy weekend, please come faster....
I am a.... (what?)

You Are An ESTJ

The Guardian

You're a natural leader and quick, logical decision maker.

Goals are important in your life, and you take many steps to acheive them.

You enjoy interacting with others, mostly through work related activities.

Your high energy level means you are great at getting things done!

In love, you tend to bring stability to relationships.

You feel comfortable being in charge, and you enjoy being a provider.

At work, you take charge. You thrive in structured environments and don't mind enforcing the rules.

You would make a great teacher, judge, or police detective.

How you see yourself: Realistic, stable, and pragmatic

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Rigid, bound to rules, and a bad listener

Saw this test in this blog. Last time I tried this test, I was an ESFJ. In conclusion, I have changed from 'Feeling' into 'Thinking' in less than 2 years time =S.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Apratz’ Tsundere HOST Club

Disclaimer :

  • Apratz was not in her sane state of mind due to overloaded works (and overdosage stupidity) when she produced these. Hence, there’s no law against abnormal people, agree?
  • Apratz doesn’t own these characters. She just made them in her working paper in nearly mad state.
  • All images are courtesy of Apratz!

If perverted fanboy like him and him can fantasize about Meido’s Café or Tsundere Cafe, Apratz can also build her castles in the air by creating her own Tsundere Host Club (applause, Ladies and Gentlemen?). Before moving out further, kindly refer to wiccapedia about the definition of Tsundere.

In a nutshell, Tsundere is referring to cold, harsh, blasphemous-mouthed, and strict girls that can turn out being caring, tender, loving when she’s alone. In Apratz’ Tsundere Host Club, we have boys behaving like Tsundere girls, just that they are guys!

Similar to Ouran High Host Club which artistically classifying sweet, tender, loving, caring guys into some archetypes, Apratz’ Tsundere Host Club does the same flawless formula! So, without further ado, here is the Tsundere boys’ list,

#1 Bloody Brotherly Love : Itachi and Sasuke

Itachi and Sasuke, what’s more can you expect? They love each other, from the bottomest of their heart, just that their ‘way of Tsundere’ makes them much more violent and rough in expressing their love (ex : killing all the remaining clan to provoke ‘foolish little brother’, run into a sick pedophile for obtaining power to get closer to Onii-sama, et cetera, et cetera). Nevertheless, please believe that love is still in the air! (Kindly refer to available pic)

#2 Stoic Tsundere boy : Tieria Erde

Tieria Erde, a mysterious beauty and ultimate eyecandy from Gundam 00. A stoic looking guy who can only say ‘mission accomplished’ whenever is necessary and confront the rest of team in case anything out of plan has happened. He attracted both female and male audience of Gundam 00 (two of them are those perverted parties that we mentioned at the beginning).

#3 Sweet Tsundere boy : Wolfram von Bielefelt

Looking for a Tsundere boy with pink frilly sleeping dress that haunted your bed every night? Then Wolfram von Bielefelt from Kyou Kara Maou is for you! This sassy brat, foul mouthed, charming spoilt little Prince can be very sweet at times, and you can propose him into marriage just by slapping him on face!

#4 Loli-Shota Tsundere boy (or kid?) : Aoyagi Ritsuka

His notorious name is Loveless, and his interest is only older guys (feel sorry for girls). He can be a precocious brat that shouts at you at the first meeting! He can appear as a strong and problematic lad that melts older women’s heart (except his Mom). Yet afterwards, he will suddenly shed tears, being fragile, and in the end asked you to take a picture with him. He is very suitable with Thou with Onee-sama archetype *pointing oneself*.

Do you have any other Tsundere boy in mind? Please kindly tell Apratz, as she will be happy to broaden this insane business, in order to generate profit as much as possible! She’ll need huge amount of money to support her life contingency plan. Therefore please support Apratz, please come to her Tsundere Host Club!

After all these, Apratz realized that she might see psychiatry to test her sanity.

Credits : Bro Aussie and Otaku sama for sharing their insanity.

Monday, January 21, 2008

I was a CLAMP-geek and have been drooling over at least one of CLAMP's Artbook since I knew CLAMP in Secondary School. I always went to Kinokuniya Jakarta every Sunday just to salivate over them (admire them, dreaming of them), and promised myself if and only if i became quite financially independent, i will sacrifice my first salary to buy one of them. Now that I became a poor salarygirl (I am still 21, thus being considered as a girl), I turned out to be a super cheapskate individual. I realized that money doesn't come easily. It comes with your sweat and blood as a tradeoff (nay, i am a Drama Queen). Especially when Reporting period is coming over like the past 2 weeks, I was so miserably suffered (working more than 12 hours a day is not safe for both your body and mind, trust me!). Well that explains why i seldomly blog. It requires huge opportunity cost at that time. Hence, I was reluctant to spend money just to buy artbooks that can be easily downloaded somewhere on the net.


This ultimate-benevolent guy bought me an RG Veda Artbook with case (featuring Ashura and Yasha as the front cover). He was in Japan right now (and after hearing much of his story, i decided that Japan is my top list destination for my postgraduate study in 2009 ^o^). Finally I owned one of CLAMP's divine Artbook! Argh I must be one of the most fortunate person in the world *sobbing*.


To Bro Ndityo :

Thank you very much. Obrigado. Xie-xie. Hontou ni arigatou gozaimasu. Tak skal du have. Merci Beaucoup. Shukran. Gracias. Grazie. Danke Schon. Terima kasih. Dank u wel. Efharisto. Děkuji. (that's all phrases I know XD, all thanks to my Eurotrip).
MB Singapore



Credits : Thanks Yixian for initiating this (as well as sending reminders in the end of the day on what colour to wear for the next day), thanks to Client Service Dept. who participated *grin*

Monday -Bloody Red
Sending a strong signal during Monday Morning meeting *bloody!*
I forgot to wear reddish stuffs =(

Tuesday -Horizon Blue
Feeling out of the blue, since it is STILL tuesday, 3 more days to weekend *grin*

Wednesday-Traffic Green
Finally we came in the midst of the week, feels so-so
I was fallen sick, didn't attend work X(

Tuesday -Cherryblossom Pink
Yatta, friday is almost coming, (pink's depicting overflowing cheeryblossoms in mind XD)

Friday -Morbid Black
OMG OMG OMG deadline is coming, time is running out, noo.. arrghhhhh *dead*

It was fun. I am looking forward into another event XD.

Monday, January 07, 2008


My sister is still studying in high school (note : It is a boarding school quite remote from civilization, though once was distinguished as the best multiracial and national school in the entire Indonesia –I didn’t say that school is a hasbeen, though I want to-). She’s always asking for iPod Nano, latest Digicam, most recent cell phone, as well as up-to-date laptop when I am home, and keeps saying that most of her friends already have it thus bringing it easily to school.

I was like… WTH.. WTF… **&*^&%^%^E$%#$#$!!!!!

Did teenager nowadays have even a little bit sense of crisis? Did they really need a super advance laptop while they probably only require Ms. Office or Adobe Photoshop as their most necessity? I just don’t get the point. When I was on high school, I always went to the nearest internet café in order to do a project or homework, coz I didn’t see any urgent need to own a Notebook, or digicam while I was still on High School, especially on a boarding school that I mentioned above in particular.

Numbers... Money... But they're not yours XD

I realize that it must be hard being parents in today’s era, whereby cost of having the kids is skyrocketing (hence some people prefer to be a single or married without kids). I mean, what is the normal wage for a medium income family in Indonesia, minus the monthly household expenditure, minus the tuition fee of kids, minus income tax, minus transportation, minus recreation fee, minus this and that, and how much will we get as a monthly saving? Oh, did I mention the cost of e-goods and clothes? And now, kids / teenagers are sometimes brainlessly spending money out of nothing, and it doesn’t even worth to be called ‘an investment’ (I didn’t point out bluntly to all teenagers, just some, though still that many).

Having been working in a consultancy firm, sometimes I was wondering with the Indonesia’s statistical economic data above the paper, depicting the middle to high purchasing power of Indonesian consumers, for any branded or luxurious good. Some random data from a research firm (citation needed, but I forgot :S), Indonesian citizens are ranking the 2nd in terms of likelihood to shop (the 1st rank is Hongkong people, I left with no wonderment :p), it shows that Indonesians ARE affluent. In fact, when I was going back to Jakarta, I realized that things didn’t look that smooth. There’s still countless of people living under poverty line, and they’re outnumbered the percentage of middle-high income for certain.

And this was my conclusion why there’s no flawless research methods, as the data cannot tell you the 360 degrees of truth : the discrepancy of the affluent and the poor are getting wider and wider as time counts. The rich is getting richer, and the poor is becoming poorer, thus the soaring high earnings from the affluent party have constructed the National Income to be higher in number (but less representing the real welfare condition of the citizens, as the economic gap is so high). From the time being, I do believe that we can’t easily depend on qualitative approach, but also quantitative study at the same time, in order to get a better understanding of both macro and micro insight out of everything.

Anyway, I should have read over spoilers in Narutofan forum, why did i even bother to write things like these :S?

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Paris Van Java

Fatty Apratz (due to Holiday), Juniors and Alumni counterparts

Boohoo, lousy title for a super lousy girl *whatever* , anyway, I spent last weekend on December vacationing in Bandung West Java. My family owned a restaurant namely 'Kedai Urang Bandung' in Jl. Supratman 45 Bandung, and Mom asked me to create a menu-card as well as food display for the sake of this F&B business. Henceforth, please do stop by and indulge your culinary lust in there (and enjoy my art too *grin*). Frankly speaking, the naming was tasteless -or so to speak-, if i were a Bekasista, then my tavern-to-be will be kind of 'Warung Anak Bekasi', which is so blatantly uncreative! Next time If this will be my parents legacy in the future, I will be pleased to name it "Akatsuki" and let the waiter and waitress dress like Akatsuki Member XD.

A Maiden in Pirates' Den, no actually it was on the Parking Slot

Anyway (again), it is a total coincident that SMA TN Rendezvouz for West Java-ers was being held there. I was surprised to meet high school friends as they are already changed too much until i myself cannot recognize *_*. Honestly, I am always oblivious to keep in touch with old friends, thus I am typical of person who can't afford to maintain sustainable relationship with people. But I was happy to find that I still have chance to meet them :).

Factory Outlets (I didn't shop, but I did windowshop)

So what did I do in Bandung? First and foremost will be shopping, regrettably, those dresses that I was yearning of cost me like 200,000++ so I decided not to buy (my budget for clothes was like less than 50,000 only XD). On the other hand, I found super cute plush dolls of Deidara and Gaara *yatta* which cost me like 30,000++. I was so happy remembering that I've been salivating over those two plush dolls since I started watching Shippuuden (even I intend to bid on ebay for those items, unfortunately the shipping cost went up like crazy : USD 10).

Deidei plush ^o^

Gaara plush ^o^

Bandung is really a student-friendly place. I want to taste a "real" campus life like those in ITB (yet I don't think that I can pass the SPMB considering that I am super brainless while in High School :p). Sometimes I tend to blame SMU X for making me suffering that much when I was there. I was never ever into study when I was on Secondary School, yet I always got the second highest (if not the highest) grade in Math. When I was on High School, things seemed to go upside down, I was studying like hell, working my ass off just to pass the remedial test, but report card always went awful. Even having such nostalgic feeling makes me suffocated *fainted*.

I really did enjoy my time in Jakarta. I don't want to come back to Singapore for work, though I want my salary (who don't?). Today is my last day working normally, as starting from tommorow onwards, it is a crystal clear that I will have to work overtime *_*.
Welcome 2008!


Our slogan for this year :
Seize the day, Embrace the Night, Living for today, Yearning for afterlife, Carpe Diem, Memento Mori!!!
*how i love being contradict -_-"*