After All The Tension's Gone...
I am back in my regular flow. My life is quite simple, actually. All of my family is living in another city, so I am basically on my own. Today is Friday, and the working rhythm is often slowing down at the end of the week. During the lunch hour, many employees are doing Friday prayer (especially this is the fasting month). I find the office is quiet and relaxed. Tomorrow should be a weekend, but since there is a photo shoot for Eid print ad commercial, I think I have to stop by at the location. Thank goodness the photo shoot location is near my place; I can even walk there. By the way, the result of the ad competition had been announced; my team didn't win the prize. The good news was the other team from my company made it through as the winner. The team members will be sent to the Asia Pacific ad competition in Singapore next week. I wish them luck.
I hope you are not already bored of my postings. Here is my next favorite commercial when I was growing up. This is a very old commercial, which had been aired for years. Since the product was a cigarette (from a local company), they couldn't show the actual packaging. Therefore, they are emphasizing on the richness unique flavor which reflecting the rich heritage of Indonesia. I think I was still in Junior high when they aired this, but I can still remember all the scenes and the song. I loved the majestic feel that they created, and they remind people about the color of the packaging with the song (yes, at that time, it was the only cigarette brand that used blue color. Most of the competitors used red as their color identity). All of the scenes were taken from across Indonesia, and I was so proud of my beautiful country when I saw this commercial.
So, what do you do for fun on weekends, Nuala? I personally love to go to karaoke. Karaoke is an activity of singing along with the instrumental of a song. In Jakarta, there are many karaoke place for family. Usually, such places would be equipped with huge TV screen, a computer device, and a percussion. Some places even have mini drums, and disco ball (which gives a colorful effect to the surrounding). At the end of every song, there will be an automatic scoring, depending on the singer's performance. Although I am a shy person, I find singing is quite therapeutic and fun (especially if you are accompanied by a bunch of lively people). In my next post, I will share some of my favorite albums of all time.
My other hobby is quite common like everybody else. I like watching movies. When I watch a movie (or reading a book) that I like, I would put myself inside the storyline and become one of the characters in the story. Even after I finish the story, I would rethink about the plot and expect more. I don't always like happy endings; I find them unrealistic and too good to be true. Maybe that is why I don't think Hollywood movies are as great as everyone think. If you judge the movies from the visual effects and high-budget settings, no one can beat Hollywood, of course. On the other hand, if you judge the movies from the originality of scriptwriting, and the casts, I think Hollywood still have so many competitors. Indie film makers, for example. Sometimes, due to lack of budget and effect, these film makers depend their execution on the power of story itself. I find European and Japanese movies are interesting, that is why I keep my eye on them. In my next post, I will also share some of my favorite movies of all time. I would love to know about your favorite movie, too.
Until then, have a great weekend!
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