Music

I love many kinds of music and had went through various change in musical preference. From indie to mainstream. From classical music to jazz. Music is very important for me.

Books

A little bit different from other girls, rather than spend my money to buy clothes, shoes, or cosmetics, I usually choose to buy books instead.

Pharmacy

Pharmacists are healthcare professionals who practice in pharmacy, the field of health sciences focusing on safe and effective medication use. For me the science of pharmacy is fascinating and interesting.

Movie

I'm a movie enthusiast. Particularly for Fantasy, Adventure, Animation and Science-Fiction Movie. It's a nice way to escape the reality for a while.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Penggunaan Kosmetika di Sekitar Mata

Setelah sekian lama menenggelamkan diri di dunia persilatan ehm... perfilman, akhirnya aku turun gunung lagi untuk menulis artikel tentang kosmetika. Yup, this time aku akan membahas soal salah satu make-up favoritku yaitu make-up yang digunakan di sekitar mata. Tapi disini aku tidak akan menulis soal bagaimana cara membuat mata tampak lebih menarik karena aku bukan ahli tata rias. Jadi aku hanya akan menulis tentang aspek keamanannya dan membagi tips bagaimana memakai kosmetika ini secara aman. Oke? Here we go!


Kosmetika yang digunakan di sekitar mata umumnya dibagi menjadi 2, yaitu:
  1. Produk perawatan. Contohnya krim untuk mencerahkan kulit di sekitar mata, krim anti aging untuk kulit sekitar mata, dll.
  2. Produk rias mata. Contohnya perona mata (eyeshadow), eyeliner, maskara, pensil alis, dll.
Kosmetika yang digunakan di sekitar mata ini relatif memiliki risiko keamanan yang lebih besar dibandingkan kosmetika lainnya seperti risiko infeksi, risiko cedera dari aplikator, dan reaksi alergi. Oleh karena itu, persyaratannyapun berbeda. Batas maksimal cemaran mikroba pada produk ini lebih rendah dan bahan-bahannya pun tidak bisa sembarangan. Banyak bahan yang diperbolehkan untuk kosmetika lainnya tetapi tidak diperbolehkan untuk kosmetika yang digunakan di sekitar mata, terutama untuk bahan pewarna.

Berikut ini adalah hal-hal yang perlu diperhatikan pada penggunaan kosmetika di sekitar mata:
  • Sedapat mungkin cuci tangan sebelum memakainya karena bakteri yang ada di tangan dapat masuk ke mata saat kita mengaplikasikan kosmetika.
  • Pastikan kebersihan setiap alat/aplikator yang digunakan di daerah sekitar mata. Ini penting banget nieh. Karena kalau kotor, besar kemungkinan matamu jadi teriritasi, bahkan kena infeksi.
  • Hindari menggunakan kosmetika ini jika sedang sakit mata atau mengalami infeksi di kulit sekitar mata. Takutnya kosmetika ini bisa memperparah keadaanmu. Bahkan bisa terkontaminasi kuman yang menginfeksi sehingga jika beberapa hari kemudian menggunakan kosmetika yang sama, bisa terjadi infeksi kembali.
  • FDA menyarankan agar maskara hanya digunakan dalam waktu 3 bulan sejak wadahnya dibuka (Wadaw.. Maskaraku udah mau 1 tahun T^T). Usahakan jangan menyimpan kosmetika ini bertahun-tahun karena kemungkinan menumpuknya kuman yang dapat menyebabkan infeksi mata.
  • Buang maskara yang telah kering. Jangan tambahkan air untuk mencairkan maskara karena dapat menumbuhkan bakteri dan mengencerkan pengawet sehingga menjadi tidak efektif untuk mencegah pertumbuhan bakteri.
  • Ketika memakai atau menghapus kosmetika di sekitar mata, berhati-hatilah untuk tidak menggosok bola mata atau daerah sensitif lainnya.
  • Jangan menggunakan kosmetika lain yang tidak diperuntukkan penggunaannya di sekitar mata, misalnya mengoleskan lip liner sebagai eye liner, atau mengoleskan lip gloss pada kelopak mata. Hal ini dapat mengkontaminasi mata dari bakteri yang ada di mulut atau bahan pewarna yang tidak boleh digunakan untuk daerah sekitar mata.
  • Hindari menggunakannya dalam kendaraan yang sedang berjalan karena risiko kosmetika tersebut mengkontaminasi mata akan lebih besar.
  • Ini kadang sulit, tapi sebaiknya hindari memakai satu kosmetika secara bersama karena dapat terjadi kontaminasi bakteri dengan sesama pengguna kosmetik tersebut.
  • Simpan kosmetika sekitar mata di tempat yang aman pada suhu ruangan dan hindari dari kontaminasi dengan menjaga wadah tetap bersih serta jauhkan dari jangkauan anak-anak.
  • Apabila kosmetika yang digunakan di sekitar mata menyebabkan iritasi, segera hentikan penggunaan. Jika iritasi berlanjut, segera hubungi dokter.
As usual. Semoga artikel ini bermanfaat untuk kalian semua. Ja, mata nee!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Oscar 2013

So the 85th Academy Awards will be held  in about 4 days. Honestly, it's not important whether or not my favorite movies can win the Oscar. If I like it, I don't give a damn about what other people say. But if I was one of the voting member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), here are the list of my choices (nominees that I vote is in bold):

BEST PICTURE
  • Amour
  • Argo
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Django Unchained
  • Les Misérables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty
Many people said that Argo and Lincoln is great but because I didn't watch it, I choose Django Unchained.

Actor in a Leading Role
  • Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Pla ybook
  • Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln
  • Hugh Jackman - Les Misérables
  • Joaquin Phoenix - The Master
  • Denzel Washington- Flight
I haven't watch Lincoln, The Master and Flight. But Hugh Jackman's acting in les Miserables is great so I choose him.

Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Alan Arkin - Argo
  • Robert De Niro - Silver Linings Pla ybook
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master
  • Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln
  • Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained
Actress in a Leading Role
  • Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
  • Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
  • Emmanuelle Riva - Amour
  • Quvenzhané Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Naomi Watts - The Impossible
Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Amy Adams - The Master
  • Sally Field - Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway - Les Misérables
  • Helen Hunt - The Sessions
  • Jacki Weaver - Silver Linings Playbook
Animated Feature Film
  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • ParaNorman
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
  • Wreck-It Ralph
CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • Anna Karenina
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Skyfall
I really can't choose between Life of Pi and Skyfall. Both are amazing.

DIRECTING
  • Amour - Michael Haneke
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild - Benh Zeitlin
  • Life of Pi - Ang Lee
  • Lincoln - Steven Spielberg
  • Silver Linings Playbook - David O. Russell
MAKEUP and hairstyling
  • Hitchcock
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Les Misérables
Music (Original Song)
  • Before My Time - Chasing Ice
  • Everybody Needs A Best Friend - Ted
  • Pi’s Lullaby - Life of Pi
  • Skyfall - Skyfall
  • Suddenly - Les Misérables
VISUAL EFFECTS
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Life of Pi
  • Marvel’s The Avengers
  • Prometheus
  • Snow White and the Huntsman
I can't choose between The Hobbit and Life of Pi. They're visually stunning.

If you are one of the voting member of AMPAS, where will your votes go?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

5 Movies That I Can't Wait To See in 2013

Well, almost everybody know that I'm a movie freak. And here are some movies that I can't wait to watch in 2013!!
  • Star Trek Into Darkness 
Star Trek: Into Darkness is one of my most anticipated movie of this year even though I can't say that I'm a big fan of Star Trek franchise. I remember how I love Star Trek: New Generation with Patrick Stewart as the Captain of Enterprise D when I was still in Primary School. I also watch some episodes of Star Trek: Voyager. But I never watch Star Trek movies (only watched the series) before J.J Abrams suddenly reboot the Star Trek movies in 2009.

Honestly, I don't really like the character of James T. Kirk in that movie, obviously not my type :-). Fu fu fu. Don't get me wrong, I love Chris Pine (Have you read my blog post about how I love Jack Frost? Well, Chris Pine is his voice actor), I just don't like Kirk character. My most favorite character in Star Trek is Spock and I quite like Hikaru Sulu, Pavel Chekov, and Montgomery Scott too. The things that made me really can't wait to see this movie is because one of my favorite actor, Benedict Cumberbatch, will play the villain!! Check his photos below!!

The release date is moved forward to 15 May 2013
Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison


There's a lot of rumors out there about the character that Benedict will play (Is it Khan? Gary Mitchell? A really new villain or what?) Alice Eve told press that Benedict would not play Khan. But again, Marion Cortillard said she would not played Talia in The Dark Knight Rises before (laugh). Whatever. I'll just sit down, sip my tea and wait patiently for the time this movie screen in Blitzmegaplex.

He's so gorgeous even though he's a bad guy in this movie
  • Iron Man 3
Do you really need a reason why this film is amongst my most anticipated movie of the year? How can I miss a movie about a Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist called Tony Stark?
I can't wait till 3rd May to watch this movie!!
This time, Tony Stark will meet his deadliest enemy yet, the Mandarin!
  • The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
After watched The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, there's no way I would not go to movie theater to watch Desolation of Smaug. I love Martin Freeman. Not to mention that Benedict Cumberbatch will play Smaug the dragon. This is going to be awesome!


Still have to wait till December 2013 to watch this movie T^T.
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The first of The Hunger Games movie maybe is one of the best adaptation movie from book that I ever saw and Jennifer Lawrence is one of my favorite actress (ever since I saw her in X-men First Class and Silver Lining Playbooks. Brilliant). And I kinda love the love stories between Peta and Katniss too.

She's so gorgeous. I can't wait to see her act on 22 November 2013
  • Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monster
Okay. Okay. Honestly, the first Percy Jackson movies is a big disappointment for the faithful readers of Percy Jackson and the Olympians books, including me. They miss almost all the things that made the books interesting. They ignored the fact that Percy is only 12 in the first book. They didn't include the big prophecy and Kronos in the storyline. What I hate the most is the end of this movie where Poseidon said how regretful he is because he can't stay with Percy and how he actually loves Percy, contrary to the book where Percy felt relieve because his father did not say any excuse for not staying with him and did not act like a human father. That's why I felt those scenes didn't sincere and fake.


Alexandra Daddario finally dyed his hair to be blond.
Anabeth is blonde and I was quite mad that she was portrayed as a brunette in the first movie.

But I will give this movie series a second chance and I can't wait to see Logan Lerman act as my precious Percy again >///<. I hope this movie series could be like Harry Potter where all the books got the chance to turn into movie because I really want to see my favorite character from the book, Nico de Angelo, come to life :-).

Well, that is my list. What about yours?

Sunday, February 3, 2013

CZ12 (Chinese Zodiac)

Despite many negative reviews about this Jackie Chan's last action movie, I simply felt entertained and enjoyed it when I watched this movie in the Galeria 21 with my siblings and cousins. Okay, maybe the action is not as tense as other Jackie Chan's movie (especially his movies in the 90s) and don't have intricate fight sequence. But I don't care. There are many good action movies that didn't even managed to stay in my memories but it's not the case in CZ12 (Chinese Zodiac). This film managed to left impression on me. I am moved because it aims to teach us the importance of appreciating and preserving our history. Well, how can't I? I always have interest to history and artifacts (maybe the only one person in my surrounding that really love to go to museums).



This movie told us about JC, a thief that leads a mercenary team to recover several lost artifacts from the Old Summer Palace, the bronze heads of the 12 Chinese Zodiac animals which was looted by foreigners in the 1800s. Actually, I didn't planned to watch movie in Bali since I usually go to Blitzmegaplex and they didn't screen this film (It is only screened in Cinema 21 and XXI). But my cousins and my brother never watch a movie in movie theater before and I wanted them to have the experience. That's why we went to the nearest movie theater from my house and CZ12 was the only movie that was played there beside Habibie and Ainun. I was so glad that they enjoyed their first experience, laugh together in every comedic scenes and thrilled to watch every action scenes. 

Jackie Chan is 60 years old now and he won't do any action scenes again so this is his last action movies. For me, just this fact alone was enough to make me watch this film. Moreover, this movie could made me laugh and entertained me. Just give it a try!