Wednesday, 4 December 2013

[Movie Review] Planes (2013)

Movie Title      : Planes
Directed by     : Klay Hall
Produced by    : Traci Balthazor-Flynn
Studio           : Walt Disney Pictures and DisneyToon Studios
Distributed by : Walt Disney Studios and Motion Pictures
My Rating       : 4.5 of 5


‘Planes’ is an American 3D computer-animated sports comedy film, which is a spin-off of Pixar’s Cars franchise. This one is the first film in a planned ‘Planes’ trilogy, telling about Dusty Crophopper, a crop-duster plane who dreams of becoming a racer, so he practices aerobatic maneuvers in his spare time with the help of his fuel truck friend, Chug. Dusty enters the qualifiers for Wings across the World race and manages to wow everyone by his well-practiced flight maneuvers, but comes in 6th place – which means he doesn’t qualify. A few days later, a representative from the qualifier visits his town and announces to him that he is now in 5th place, due to the qualifier ahead of him is disqualified, so Dusty is replacing him.

Skipper Riley, an elderly, reclusive navy war plane, finally decides to mentor Dusty. While in the midst of his training, Dusty admits that he has a fear of heights. Despite this, their training continues and when it is completed, Dusty heads off to the meeting of the race. In the beginning of the race, Dusty keeps finishing last due to his refusal to fly high. But then, he manages to catch up step by step. Ripslinger, the arrogant and villainous 3-time winner plane, doesn’t accept Dusty’s success, so he plots to sabotage Dusty’s chances of winning. Dusty manages to survive until the end, though, and when it looks like Ripslinger will win, his ego gets the best of him and Dusty seizes the opportunity and wins the race.

I actually wrote a long summary, but then I kept erasing some parts so there’ll be no spoilers. I hope you don’t mind. All right, another animation movie from Disney. Since I watched the trailer, I already thought this would be like Cars, and it is! But of course, the story and plot is different. Both are genius, and I love them both! As usual, Disney always got awesome animations and full-of-moral-lessons stories, which I always love!

It might not be the best animation ever, but still, I love it, and it is worth to watch! From this movie, I learned that we have to be humble no matter what. Being arrogant will lead you to nowhere but failure, while being humble will bring you success and more supportive friends. I recommend you all to watch this movie, so we can learn a lot together! It is planned trilogy! I can’t wait for the rest!

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[Movie Review] The Vow (2012)

Movie Title      : The Vow
Directed by     : Michael Sucsy
Story by        : Stuart Sender
Studio           : Spyglass Entertainment
Distributed by : Screen Gems
My Rating       : 4.5 of 5


The Vow is a romantic drama film based on the true story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter. The Vow was a box office success, becoming the sixth highest-grossing romantic drama film of all time. The story is about Paige Collins (Rachel McAdams) and her husband, Leo (Channing Tatum). One night, on their way home, at a stop sign, Paige unbuckles her seatbelt to lean over and kiss Leo. At that very moment, a truck rams their car from behind and Paige crashes through the windshield. Then, the movie cuts to how Paige and Leo first met. The scenes of how they courted, proposed and married at the Art Institute of Chicago are interwoven with the present.

When Paige regains consciousness, she’s having lost all memories of the past few years. When her parents learn about this and visit her, it is the first time that Leo meets them. Paige doesn’t understand why she has married to a man who hasn’t met her parents before, left law school and became an artist, broke her engagement with her previous fiancé, Jeremy, and didn’t get in touch with her family and friends for years.

Her parents insist on taking Paige home with them, but then Leo comes to play her a voice message in which she sounds very happy and romantic – as the evidence that they’re married. Paige decides to go back with Leo, hoping it will help her regain her lost memory. Leo tries hard to help Paige gain her memory back, but it is no use. Paige’s memory stops when she’s still in law school, is engaged with Jeremy, and still being with her family.

She finds that she feels more comfortable with that situation, rather than with Leo and other unfamiliar things. With her sister’s wedding approaching, Paige decides to stay with her parents until the wedding. Though, Leo asks her out on a date and they have fun, but the relationship is further strained when Paige’s dad tries to persuade Leo to divorce his daughter, and when Leo punching Jeremy for talking about chances to bed his wife.

Paige rejoins law school and Leo signs divorce papers. At a store, Paige meets an old friend who, unaware of her amnesia, and alerting Paige as to why she had left her family. But this time, Paige decides not to leave her family again. Paige, while in class, starts sketching; thus depicting how she first left law school. She continues her interest in art. Back in her room, Paige finds the menu card on which she had written her wedding vows and is deeply moved. The movie ends with Paige finding Leo at their regular cafe and going with him to try a new place instead of their regular alternative.

Such. A. Sweet. And. Touching. Love. Story. And it is based on a true story! Gee, I can’t stop shivering! This love story is too sweet to be true! The real couple is now married with two kids, and the wife never regains her memory back. Sad, but I’m glad they’re happy now. This movie might be a little bit boring, because it’s a fully romance movie, but the story is beyond touching. I cried a bit when I watched it – couldn’t help it, it’s too heart-breaking. How they managed to fight for their love. Unchangeable love. Ah, so sweet! Recommended, of course! But I’d rather recommend this to women who love romance. It’ll be a great entertainer for you!

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Thursday, 31 October 2013

[Movie Review] Beautiful Creatures (2013)

Movie Title      : Beautiful Creatures
Directed by     : Richard LaGravenese
Based on       : Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret S
Studio           : Alcon Entertainment
Distributed by : Warner Bros. Pictures
My Rating       : 5 of 5 

Beautiful Creatures(

Beautiful Creatures is an American romantic fantasy film, telling about casters – humans who are capable of performing magical spells. There are two kinds of caster – light and dark. The male casters can choose who they want to be, but female casters can’t. They’ll be claimed by the moon, depends on their true nature.

Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert) is on her way to her sixteenth birthday, when she’ll be claimed. Her strong power makes her family worried. Her uncle, Macon Underwood (Jeremy Irons), changes from dark to light, to keep Lena’s true nature good and changes her into a light caster as well. Lena moves to Gatlin to live with her uncle and her other family members, who are all light casters. Then, she meets Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich), her school friend, and they got close. Macon disapproves of their love and fondness of each other, and conspires with Ethan’s family friend, Amma (Viola Davis), to keep the two separated. However, Ethan continues to pursue Lena, until she confesses that her family are casters and tells him about the claim.

Ridley (Emmy Rossum), Lena’s cousin, and Sarafine (Emma Thompson), Lena’s mother – both are dark casters, want Lena to join them, becoming a dark caster. They keep trying to turn Lena into dark. Then Lena and Ethan find out about their ancestors, caster Genevieve Duchannes (Rachel Broanahan) and mortal Confederate soldier Ethan Carter Wate were in love. Ethan Carter was shot in battle and Genevieve revived him using a forbidden spell that caused her to go dark and curse all the Duchannes family’s women. Lena almost loses hope, but her family and Ethan keep encouraging her. In the end, she finds her own solution to her problems.

The ending is an open ending, which means there’ll be sequels. There are four novels – Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos, and Beautiful Redemption. I guess they’re all gonna be filmed. Can’t wait! Sorry for the short summary. I really don’t want to give any spoilers. It’s a really great movie, trust me. Highly recommended. You won’t be disappointed! It’s sweet and touching, not just any forbidden love story, it has moral lessons, too. About family, sacrifices, and love.

The conflicts and twists are engaging, and it made me curious during the whole scenes! It has its own sense of humor and I love it! Since they’re in South Carolina, they have this western accent, which is cute! The characters are lovable! The actors and actress are good-looking and very talented. They played their role very well. I can feel their strong chemistry and it made me shiver! So, what are you waiting for? Go watch it right away, you won’t regret it!

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[Movie Review] Fast and Furious 6 (2013)

Movie Title     : Fast and Furious 6
Directed by    : Justin Lin
Based on       : Characters by Gary Scott Thompson
Studio           : Original Film and One Race Films
Distributed by : Universal Pictures
My Rating       : 5 of 5


Fast and Furious 6 is an action film, the sixth installment in the Fast and the Furious film series. It’s telling about a crew, who is following their successful Rio heist, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his crew of professional criminals have retired around the world: Dominic lives with Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky); his sister, Mia (Jordana Brewster), lives with Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) and their son – Jack, Gisele Yahsar (Gal Gadot) and Han Seoul-Oh (Sung Kang) have moved to Hong Kong; Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) and Tej Parker (Chris Bridges) live in luxury.

Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and his partner, Riley Hicks (Gina Carano) investigate the destruction of a Russian military convoy by former British Special Forces soldier, Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) and his crew. Hobbs tracks down Dominic and persuades him to help taking down Shaw, after showing him a recent photo of the supposedly long-dead Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez), Dominic’s former girlfriend. Dominic gathers his crew together and they accept the mission in exchange for full amnesty for their past crimes, allowing them to return home to the United States; Mia and Elena remain with Jack. Dominic’s crew investigates about Shaw’s connections, and find out how Letty survived the explosion that was thought to have killed her. They also find out that Shaw is stealing components to create a Nightshade device which can disable power in an entire region. He intends to sell it to the highest bidder.

This whole movie is telling about a long, engaging chase, with a brilliant and unpredictable plot. I can’t describe too much about it, since it won’t be fun if I give spoilers. In the end, Dom and his crew manage to get the chip and bring it back to Hobbs to secure their amnesty, which leads Dominic and his team to return to the United States. Hobbs and Elena (now working with Hobbs) arrive to confirm the crews are free. The last part is showing Han is in a car chase in Tokyo. He is hit by an oncoming car, and his car explodes, killing him. The other car’s driver (Jason Statham) walks away from the scene and calls Dominic, leaving him a message: “You don’t know me, you’re about to…”

There’ll be Fast and Furious 7 for sure, and I can hardly wait! This movie is one of a long series. Each movie – from one to six, has connection to each other. This one should be the one before the third movie – Tokyo Drift. And I guess the seventh movie will be the sequel of Tokyo Drift. It’ll be cool!!

Actually, when I watched this movie, I haven’t watched the prequels. But, I didn’t get lost during the movie. It does have a connection with the prequels, but it’s all explained in the movie, so I wasn’t lost. Each movie has its own main conflict, and they’re all engaging and genius! What an awesome action movie! I shivered along the whole scenes! Good-looking and talented actors played awesome roles really well, makes it such a great movie. Worth to watch!

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[Movie Review] The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

Movie Title     : The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Directed by     : Harald Zwart
Produced by   : Don Carmody and Robert Kulzer
Based on        : City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Studio            : Constantin Film
Distributed by : Screen Gems
My Rating      : 5 of 5


The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is a German-American adventure fantasy film, about the Mortal Cup – a cup that allows humans to become half-Angel. It was given to the first Shadowhunter – a warrior who has powers and is trained to secretly protect humanity by killing demons. But then, there’s this other Shadowhunter, named Valentine Morgenstern (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), who betrays his race and steals the cup for himself in order to gain control over all Shadowhunters and demons.

His wife, Jocelyn Fray (Lena Headey), manages to stop him and hide the Mortal Cup. Valentine tries to chase after her, but then Jocelyn drinks a potion that leaves her in a comatose state. Jocelyn’s daughter, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), has inherited her mother’s powers, including the ability to read runes. That makes her a key to find the cup, so Valentine is coming after her.

Unfortunately, Clary’s mind is blocked, so she can’t remember anything about Shadowhunters and other things. Hodge Starkweather (Jared Harris), the leader of Shadowhunters, instructs Jace Wayland (Jamie Campbell Bower) to take Clary to the City of Bones, where they learn about her connection to a powerful sorcerer, Magnus Bane (Godfrey Gao), who was apparently hired by Jocelyn to block knowledge of the Shadowhunters from Clary’s mind.

Clary starts to figure out the knowledge, abilities, and secrets that her mom hid from her, making her targeted to be chased. Jocelyn’s mate, Luke Garroway (Aidan Turner), Clary’s best friend Simon Lewis (Robert Sheehan) and some Shadowhunters fellow help her along the way. In the end, they manage to fight Valentine, by pushing him through a portal and destroy it, while the Mortal Cup is safely kept by Clary.

One word: AWESOME! The whole story is brilliant! It has many twists and unpredictable conflicts along the way. I kept being surprised while watching this movie, and I enjoyed it so much! The characters have different personalities and backgrounds, making them unique and lovable. The good-looking actors and actress play their characters really well. They manage to make audience feel what they want people to feel. The editing and settings are genius! I can’t praise them more! This movie is gonna be a series, since there are five novels: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, and City of Lost Souls. I bet it’s gonna be an awesome series! Can’t wait!

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[Movie Review] Oblivion (2013)

Movie Title      : Oblivion
Directed by     : Joseph Kosinski
Based on        : Oblivion by Joseph Kosinski and Arvid Nelson
Distributed by : Universal Pictures
My Rating        : 5 of 5


Oblivion is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction film based on Joseph Kosinski’s Radical Comics-edited unpublished graphic novel of the same name. My summary:

In the year 2077, Tech 49, Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is one of the last drone repairmen stationed on Earth. The planet was nearly destroyed sixty years ago, during a war against a race of alien invaders, known as Scavengers (Scavs). The Scavs destroyed the moon, causing massive earthquakes and tsunamis, and then launched their invasion. They were only defeated by the use of nuclear weapons, which left most of the planet irradiated and uninhabitable. The few surviving humans migrated to a large space station called the “Tet”.

Jack and his partner, Victoria “Vika” Olsen (Andrea Riseborough) work as a team to maintain the autonomous drones that defend the power stations from the few remaining Scav bandits. Although Jack and Vika had their memories wiped five years earlier for security reasons, Jack has recurring dreams about meeting a mysterious woman at the Empire State Building before the war. Jack keeps a secret retreat in a forested area he sometimes visits.

One day, Jack finds a pre-invasion spacecraft and manages to rescue one of the crew, Julia (Olga Kurylenko), recognizing her as the woman from his dreams. Julia and Jack retrieve the ship’s flight recorder, but then are captured by Scavs, who are revealed to be humans. Their leader, Malcolm Beech (Morgan Freeman), claims that the alien invasion was a lie and wants Jack to reprogram a captured drone in order to destroy the Tet, by delivering a nuclear weapon. At first, Jack refuses, so Malcolm releases them, but urges them to seek the truth in the so-called “radiation zone” that Jack is forbidden to enter.

On their way back, Jack takes Julia to the ruins of the Empire State Building and Julia reveals who she is. They then flee in Jack’s ship and crashes in the radiation zone, where Jack comes face to face with Tech 52, a clone of himself. Shocked, Jack and Julia return to Beech, who tells them the truth. The Tet is in fact an alien artificial intelligence that seized Earth to exploit the planet’s resources. Jack and Victoria are just two of many thousands of clones of their original selves, created as soldiers to carry out the invasion of Earth. The Tet uses drones programmed to kill humans on sight. The survivors use old technology, like stealth fighter shielding and vocal scrambling to confuse the drones (make them look like ‘scavs’). Jack then agrees to reprogram the stolen drone to destroy the Tet.

During the flight to Tet, Jack listens to the Odyssey’s flight recorder, which reveals his and Victoria’s past. Jack enters the Tet, then triggers the nuclear bomb with Beech and destroys the Tet at the cost of their own lives. The destruction of the Tet also deactivates the remaining drones around the world. Three years later, Julia is living with her young daughter in the forest retreat on the recovering Earth. A group of survivors arrive there, and Tech 52 emerges from the group. Having the same latent memories as Tech 49, he then reunites with “his” family.

This is one of my favorite sci-fi movies!! It’s actually my first favorite. I really love the story! I was confused at first, since I don’t really understand Science, but then I got it, and wow, it’s really genius! I think the idea was inspired by dooms day, but they changed it into something new, fresh, and brilliant!! There are romantic parts which are so sweet and touching. And how Jack and Beech sacrificed their life for others, is so heroic! I love everything about this movie. The genius idea with brilliant plot and engaging conflicts, the editing, the good-looking and talented role-players, every each of them! So recommended! Really, really, really worth to watch! You’ll regret it if you don’t!

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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

[Fan Fiction] Who Are My Dream Casts for Restart by Nina Ardianti?

Joining  : Restart Giveaway
Held by : Nina Ardianti
Status  : Didn’t win


1. Fedrian Arsjad >>> Chris Pine

Tipikal rock star kece yang pede kayak Fedrian, entah kenapa cocok aja sama muka ganteng dengan senyum mautnya Chris Pine. Chris Pine yang charming ini menurutku punya kepercayaan diri yang tinggi. Bisa dilihat dari karakter yang dimainkannya di film-film, seperti "Princess Diaries 2", "Star Trek", dan "This Means War". Dia selalu jadi cowok ganteng yang penuh percaya diri (ya iyalah, ganteng begitu, mana mungkin nggak pede?)


Emang sih, dia bukan rock star atau anak band, tapi mukanya yang asli memikat itu cocok-cocok aja jadi rock star (imho). Ini nih, ada foto yang bikin tambah cocok.


2. Syiana Alamsjah >>> Katie Cassidy

Syiana itu tipe cewek sinis dan sarkastik, kan? Aku udah kenal Syiana sejak baca "Fly To The Sky", dan di bayanganku itu selalu ada cewek metropolitan yang stylish gitu, deh. Nah, menurutku, dia cocok sama Katie Cassidy.


Aku kenal cewek manis ini dari serial di Fox Crime "Harper’s Island". Dia itu cantik dan stylish, dan kadang bisa sinis dan jutek, juga. Bikin inget Syiana banget, deh. Ini nih, muka serius Katie, terkesan sinis gitu, kan?


Terus, foto ini. Di foto ini, Katie keliatannya lagi mental break down, bikin ingat Syiana yang lagi patah hati.


2. Aulia Astrawinata >>> Christopher Gorham

Kayaknya semua orang yang udah baca novel ini awalnya ngira Aulia itu cewek. Aku juga. Tapi ternyata dia cowok. Lol. Banyak yang bilang, Aulia bikin inget Ihsan di "Fly To The Sky", tipikal best friend cowok yang selalu ada buat sahabatnya. Aku setuju. Dan karna itu, dia bikin aku inget sama karakter Henry Dunn yang diperani oleh Christopher Gorham.


Henry Dunn ini tokoh di "Harper’s Island" juga. Bahkan, dia itu tunangannya Trish, yang diperanin oleh Katie Cassidy di atas. Tadinya pengen sih, sekalian dipasangin aja. Tapi, Christopher Gorham bawaannya lebih kalem, dan nggak sepede Chris Pine, jadi nggak cocok jadi Fedrian. Henry Dunn ini ceritanya punya sahabat cewek yang udah dia kenal dari kecil, namanya Abby. Henry selalu ada buat Abby, bahkan waktu dia lagi sibuk sekalipun. So sweet banget, ya? Cocok kan, sama karakter Aulia (dan Ihsan juga).


Selain itu, pemainnya, Christopher Gorham, punya tatapan teduh yang bikin orang ngerasa tenang dan nyaman (terutama aku!). Dia ganteng dan charming, lagi! Senyumnya (yang selalu berhasil bikin aku klepek-klepek) juga bersahabat. Cocok, deh, sama tipikal-tipikal Aulia (dan Ihsan).

4. Edyta Fauzi >>> Mandy Moore

Aku kenal Edyta dari "Fly To The Sky" juga, dan udah kenal karakternya, yang menurutku lumayan manja, ceroboh, dan cerewet. Tapi, dia juga ceria dan lucu. Karna itu, mari aku perkenalkan Edyta dengan kembarannya, Mandy Moore. Bukan kembar secara fisik (wong aku nggak pernah ketemu Edyta), tapi lebih ke sifat. Bukan sifatnya Mandy Moore, sih, tapi tokoh Anna di "Chasing Liberty" yang diperani oleh Mandy Moore.


Anna ini ceritanya anak tunggal seorang presiden, yang merasa terkurung dengan segala aturan dan perintah ayahnya. Akhirnya, dia kabur untuk mencari kebebasan. Sebagai anak presiden (anak tunggal, lagi), otomatis pembawaan Anna ini agak manja, karna dia bisa mendapatkan apapun yang dia mau, dan semua hal udah dikerjakan untuk dia. Mirip-mirip lah, sama Edyta, yang masalahnya sering diselesaikan oleh orang-orang di sekitarnya (di "Fly To The Sky"). Ada banyak hal lain dari Anna yang bikin aku keinget sama Edyta. Waktu Anna lagi jutek atau kesal, bikin inget Edyta di bad day-nya (di hari dia ketemu Ardian). Kalo liat foto keselnya Mandy Moore yang ini, bikin aku inget Edyta yang lagi bad mood.


Terus, Anna juga kadang cerewet dan ceria (mirip Edyta). Setelah dimirip-miripin begini, jadi makin cocok, deh, rasanya.

5. Tokoh pilihanku jatuh kepada… Ardian! Ardian Putra Perdana >>> Matthew Goode

Dapat inspirasi buat Ardian ini berkat tokoh Anna yang bikin keinget Edyta. Tokoh cowok di film yang sama (Chasing Liberty), yang jadi pasangan Anna, ternyata cocok sama karakter Ardian (pas banget, ya?)


Ben, yang diperankan oleh Matthew Goode, ketemu sama Anna pas Anna kabur dari rumahnya. Dia yang ngebantu Anna ngejalanin lari dari kejaran anak buah ayahnya, dan menikmati kebebasannya. Pembawaan Ben yang tenang dan nurut selama ngehadapin tingkah Anna, bikin aku inget sama Ardian. Jadi mirip gitu, deh, sama kisah mereka (padahal beda jauh). Terus, hal yang nggak kalah penting, Matthew ini ganteng banget! Kebiasaan kecilku, kalau tokoh cowok di novel itu selalu dibayangin yang ganteng-ganteng (ya iyalah!). Dan Matthew ini bukan cuma sekedar ganteng, tapi bisa bikin klepek-klepek! Anyway, adegan ini bikin inget Edyta sama Ardian, deh!


Bukan karna kesamaan adegan atau apa, tapi di sini Anna-nya lagi kesel dan nyebelin, sedangkan Ben tetap sabar dan berusaha nenangin Anna. Mirip hubungan awal Edyta-Ardian, kan?

Monday, 28 October 2013

[Short Story] Revanche

Joining  : Tantangan Nulis Seru 
Held by :
Status  : Win

“Jangan mendekat!” teriak wanita itu sambil terus melangkah mundur. “Atau aku akan melompat!” ancamnya.
Pria di hadapannya tetap bergerak maju dengan langkah pelan, sambil mengangkat kedua tangannya di depan dada. “Jangan takut,” ucapnya dengan nada menenangkan, tetapi malah membuat wanita itu semakin panik.
Pria itu melambaikan tangan ke arah pemandangan yang terpampang di belakang si wanita. “Indah, ya? Bukankah kau selalu mengagumi pemandangan ini?”
Pemandangan yang indah itu, dengan kerlap-kerlip lampu yang menghiasi tiap lekuk kota Paris yang tampak mungil, bukannya mengingatkan si pria pada kenangan manis yang terbentuk di menara ini, melainkan kejadian dejavu yang menyakitkan. Di menara yang sama, jam yang sama, tetapi hari yang berbeda. Saat itu, ia juga sedang meyakinkan seseorang untuk tidak melompat dari puncak menara ini.
Sedangkan si wanita, yang ia ingat hanyalah pertemuan sederhana yang tanpa disangka membawa malapetaka padanya.
Hari itu adalah hari yang indah, bahkan hampir menjadi hari terindah dalam hidupnya. Ia akhirnya berhasil mewujudkan mimpinya untuk mengunjungi menara fenomenal ini. Ia naik sampai ke puncak, dan begitu terpesona pada pemandangan indah yang terpampang di hadapannya. Saking terpesonanya, ia tidak sengaja menabrak seorang pria yang sedang menatap lurus ke depan dengan pandangan kosong, seakan-akan pemandangan menakjubkan di hadapannya tidak bernilai sama sekali. 
Beautiful, isn’t it?” komentar wanita itu tanpa berpikir. Ia pun tidak tahu apa yang mendorongnya untuk memulai percakapan. Ia hanya merasa penasaran, mengapa pria itu tidak tampak takjub sama sekali pada pemandangan indah yang disajikan kota Paris.
Pria itu menoleh. “Pemandangan dari atas Arc de Triomphe lebih bagus,” sahutnya datar, membuat lawan bicaranya melongo.
“Tetapi, suasana yang terbentuk di menara ini berbeda. Ini menara cinta, kau tahu? Banyak kisah cinta yang terjalin di sini.” Wanita itu tidak tahu mengapa ia merasa harus membela menara favoritnya ini.
Pria itu masih menatap lawan bicaranya dengan tatapan datar. “Kau tahu, di sini juga sering terjadi kasus bunuh diri.”
Wanita itu mengangkat kedua alis sambil meringis. “Ya, aku pernah mendengarnya.”
“Kita hidup di dunia nyata, bukan di dunia fiksi. Menara ini tidak seindah yang diceritakan oleh dongeng-dongeng,” lanjut pria itu dengan nada dingin, membuat lawan bicaranya meneguk ludah dan menatapnya lekat-lekat.
“K-kau tidak sedang berniat untuk melompat dari sini, kan?” tanya wanita itu takut-takut.
Si pria melirik ke bawah sambil tersenyum samar. “Aku penasaran berapa lama waktu yang kubutuhkan untuk sampai ke bawah,” ujarnya pelan sambil bergerak maju satu langkah, membuatnya berdiri tepat di ujung menara.
Wanita itu membekap mulutnya. “No, no! Jangan melompat!” serunya sambil menoleh ke kanan dan ke kiri, hendak mencari pertolongan. Namun, sedetik kemudian, terdengar suara tawa menggelegar, yang membuat wanita itu kembali menoleh ke arah lawan bicaranya.
“K-kau cuma bercanda, kan?” tanya wanita itu memastikan, sedangkan si lawan bicara masih terkekeh.
Pria itu melangkah ke arah lawan bicaranya, menjauhi ujung menara. ”Ayo, akan kutunjukkan padamu kalau pemandangan dari puncak Arc de Triomphe lebih bagus dari ini.”
Saat itu, si wanita tidak tahu apa yang membuatnya menerima ajakan lawan bicaranya. Dan sekarang, ia sangat menyesali keputusannya itu, terlebih karena ia membiarkan pria itu mengantarnya pulang. Kalau ia tahu pria itu akan menculiknya seperti ini, ia tidak akan pernah membiarkan dirinya terlibat dengan pria gila ini.
“Sebenarnya, apa maumu?” tanya si wanita dengan nada sedingin mungkin.
Lawan bicaranya tersenyum misterius. “Siapa namaku?” tanyanya pelan, membuat si wanita mengernyit.
“Arthur. Right?” sahut si wanita ragu.
Pria yang bernama Arthur itu mendengus sinis. “Arthur-what?” tanyanya lagi,
“Kau tidak pernah memberitahu nama belakangmu,” sahut si wanita.
“Baiklah, akan kuberitahu sekarang. Namaku Arthur Clement. Does that ring a bell?”
Kedua mata cokelat wanita itu melebar. “Clement… Are you-”
Yes, I’m Lucas’s brother,” sela Arthur tak sabar.
Ekspresi wanita itu seketika berubah. “Wow, why didn’t you say so? How’s he? Sudah lama aku tidak mendengar kabar darinya. Tiba-tiba saja dia bilang dia ingin pindah ke Eropa, tapi dia tidak menyebut ke negara mana. Apa dia pindah ke sini?”
“Tiba-tiba saja?” ulang Arthur skeptis. “Bukannya kau tahu jelas kalau dia memutuskan untuk pindah tepat setelah kau menolaknya?”
Wanita itu langsung terdiam. “A-aku… He said he was okay with it. Dia bilang dia mau pindah karena sudah bosan menetap di New York,” ujarnya membela diri.
Arthur mendengus sinis. “Kau ini polos sekali, ya,” komentarnya skeptis.
“K-kalau begitu, dimana dia sekarang?” tanya si wanita, benar-benar penasaran.
Arthur bergerak maju satu langkah, mempersempit jarak di antara kedua insan itu. “Kau ingat percakapan pertama kita di sini?”
Wanita itu mengangguk ragu. Lagi-lagi, pria ini mengganti topik seenaknya, gerutunya dalam hati.
Arthur meraba saku belakang celananya, membuat lawan bicaranya menahan nafas sambil memerhatikan gerak-geriknya lekat-lekat. Sebuntal koran tua terlempar ke arah wanita itu. Tercantum tanggal hari itu, tetapi dengan tahun yang berbeda – tahun lalu.
Wanita itu melirik pria di hadapannya sekilas, lalu memungut koran itu hati-hati. Sedetik kemudian, dahi wanita itu berkerut dalam. Semua tulisan yang tertera di koran itu ditulis dalam bahasa Prancis. Ia tidak mengerti sama sekali. Tetapi, foto yang terpampang besar di halaman pertama menjelaskan segalanya. Foto seorang pria yang sedang berdiri di ujung menara. Wanita itu membekap mulut saat mengenali pria itu.
“Kau tahu apa kata-kata terakhirnya?” tanya Arthur sambil menatap lurus ke depan dengan pandangan menerawang.
Lawan bicaranya masih terlalu shock untuk merespon, sementara kenangan pahit itu menyerbu masuk ke dalam benak Arthur.
“Jangan lakukan ini, Lucas. Pikirkan keluargamu. Mom, Dad, aku. Aren’t we more precious than that ungrateful girl?” tanya Arthur dengan nada memelas.
“Kau tidak mengerti, Arthur,” sahut Lucas lesu.
Exactly. Aku tidak mengerti sama sekali. Jadi, jelaskan padaku!”
Lucas mendesah. “Inilah caraku untuk menjelaskannya padamu. Kau tidak tahu betapa aku sangat mencintai gadis itu, dan inilah buktinya.”
Setelah berkata begitu, semuanya bergerak dengan sangat cepat. Tubuh Lucas yang terhuyung ke belakang, Arthur yang berusaha menggapai tangan kakaknya, Lucas yang mengabaikan uluran tangan Arthur, dan tubuhnya yang terjun bebas dengan cepat.
“Ja-jadi, kau ingin membalas dendam?” Suara bergetar wanita di hadapannya mengembalikan kesadaran Arthur. Wanita itu sedang melirik ngeri ke arah benda yang dipegang Arthur.
Arthur tersenyum tipis. “Ah, itu terdengar terlalu kejam. Aku hanya ingin kau tahu betapa kakakku mencintaimu, dan aku ingin kau ikut merasakan apa yang dirasakannya.”
Wanita itu meneguk ludah, lalu memberanikan diri untuk menatap lawan bicaranya tepat di mata. “Kalau begitu, kenapa kau tidak membiarkanku melompat daritadi?”
Arthur tersenyum penuh arti, lalu sedetik kemudian, terdengar suara ledakan, bersamaan dengan terhuyungnya tubuh si wanita ke belakang. Kali ini, Arthur berani menatap tubuh yang berlumuran darah di bagian dada itu terjun bebas, hingga menghilang di balik kegelapan malam.

“Karena aku tidak hanya ingin kau merasakan apa yang kakakku rasakan. Aku ingin kau lebih menderita.” 

Friday, 13 September 2013

[Song Review] Just Give Me A Reason by Pink ft. Nate Ruess (Sam Tsui and Kylee Cover)

I have heard this song once – my friend loves it, so she made me listen to it. I didn’t know who’s the singer and what I remembered was the song was slow. I knew these were the same song because of the lyrics, “We’re not broken just bent, and we can learn to love again.”

But I prefer the cover by Sam and Kylee. It’s much much much better (in my opinion). They sang it passionately, and they sounded really well together. Plus, Kurt played piano and drum really well… He’s awesome! As usual, the lyrics are really meaningful!

Right from the start, you were a thief, you stole my heart
And I’m your willing victim
I let you see the parts of me that weren’t all that pretty
And with every touch you fixed them

Now you’ve been talking in your sleep, oh, oh
Things you never say to me, oh, oh
Tell me that you’ve had enough of our love, our love

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit’s enough
Just a second we’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It’s in the stars
It’s been written in the scars on our hearts
We’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

I’m sorry I don’t understand
Where all of this is coming from
I thought that we were fine (Kylee: Oh, we had everything)
Your head is running wild again
My dear we still have everything
And it’s all in your mind (Kylee: Yeah, but this is happenin’)

You’ve been havin’ real bad dreams, oh, oh
You used to lie so close to me, oh, oh

There’s nothing more than empty sheets
Between our love, our love
Oh, our love, our love

Back to CHORUS

[KYLEE] Oh, tear ducts can rust
[SAM] I’ll fix it for us
[KYLEE] We’re collecting dust
[KYLEE AND SAM]But our love’s enough
[SAM]You’re holding it in
[KYLEE]You’re pouring a drink
[SAM]No nothing is as bad as it seems
[KYLEE] We’ll come clean

Back to CHORUS twice…

Oh, we can learn to love again
Oh, we can learn to love again
Oh, oh, that we’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

It’s about a couple who lost their relationship, but then they want it back. Sweet <3

Lyrics Reference: (with my own modifications)

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[Twilight Saga Fan Fiction] When Fiction Becomes Reality (Part 2)

Sorry it took so long for me to post the second part. I was quite busy here, and I could only write a bit. I hope you enjoy it! Oh yeah, check out Part 1.

Aku menatap orang-orang (oke, maksudku, vampir-vampir) di hadapanku dengan takjub, namun sedikit kecewa. Well, harus kuakui, aku sedikit berharap The Cullens mirip dengan para artis yang memerankan mereka di film. Tapi, aku tahu itu mustahil. Namun, mereka tetap tampak mengagumkan, mirip dengan yang dideskripsikan oleh Stephenie Meyer di novelnya. Pria berwajah bak bintang film, yang duduk tepat di hadapan Vaughn, dengan rambut pirang sepanjang tengkuk dan tubuh tinggi agak berotot, kukenali sebagai Carlisle Cullen, pemimpin klan ini. Lalu di sebelah kanannya, wanita bertubuh ramping dengan wajah berbentuk hati dan rambut bergelombang berwarna cokelat karamel, itu pasti Esme. She looks really gorgeous.

Pria tinggi lain yang berdiri di ujung sofa, dengan rambut pendek berwarna pirang madu, kuyakini sebagai Jasper Hale. Aku tidak berani menatapnya lama-lama, karena ia sedang menatapku tajam. Wajahnya tampak sangat serius dan sedikit mengerikan. Aku mengalihkan pandangan ke arah wanita mungil yang bergelayut manja di lengan kirinya. Rambut hitamnya yang pendek mencuat-cuat keluar. Ia terseyum tipis ke arahku, membuatku merasa sedikit lebih baik. Si vampir bertubuh kecil yang mirip peri, Alice.

Pria lain yang menyandarkan tubuh berototnya ke bagian belakang sofa, tepat di belakang Carlisle, sedang tersenyum lebar ke arahku, membuat lesung pipinya muncul, dan memberi kesan polos yang menggemaskan di wajahnya. Padahal, ia pria yang bertubuh paling besar dan paling tinggi, tapi aku tidak merasa takut sama awkali padanya. That’s Emmet!

Wanita yang berdiri tegak di sebelahnya tampak kontras sekali dengan Emmet. Bukan soal warna kulit atau warna rambut (Well, memang sih, warna rambut mereka kontras, Emmet berambut cokelat tua hampir hitam, sedangkan wanita itu berambut panjang bergelombang berwarna pirang), tapi soal ekspresi. Aku mengerti mengapa Jasper dan Rosalie dianggap kembar. Mereka memiliki cukup banyak kesamaan. Warna rambut mereka sama-sama pirang, dan mereka sama-sama sering terlihat serius dan…jutek? Pokoknya aku merasa tidak nyaman jika menatap Rosalie lama-lama. Padahal, ia berwajah sangat cantik, bahkan lebih cantik dari Nikki Reed. Dan postur tubuhnya benar-benar mengagumkan. Pantas saja Emmet pernah mengiranya salah satu malaikat dari Surga.

Dan yang terakhir, dua pasangan favoritku, yang berkumpul beraam di ujung lain sofa. Si pria yang bertubuh paling tinggi dan terlihat sangat kontras dengan semua orang (err, vampir, atau makhluk) yang ada di dalam ruangan ini, dengan kulit sawo matang (mengingatkanku pada Ben), rambut cepak berwarna hitam, dan sepasang mata cokelat yang sedang menatapku tajam. Jacob Black berdiri dengan posisi siaga sambil menatapku lekat-lekat, berusaha menyembunyikan (oke, melindungi) gadis mungil yang berdiri di belakangnya. Aku tidak bisa melihatnya dengan jelas, hanya sekilas melihat rambut ikalnya yang berwarna perunggu. Seketika itu juga aku terkesiap. Itu… Renesmee? Wow, ia sudah tumbuh dewasa. Ah, tentu saja. Sudah tujuh tahun berlalu sejak ia lahir, jadi ia pasti sudah mencapai kedewasaan.

Dua vampir terakhir juga berdiri dengan posisi melindungi yang kurang lebih sama dengan Jacob, tetapi tidak semengintimidasi werewolf itu. Si pria tinggi yang – uh, sungguhan charming, dengan rambut perunggu yang acak-acakan dan tatapan tajam, awalnya sedang menatapku dalam-dalam dengan ekspresi datar, namun sekarang ia sudah mulai tersenyum tipis. Oh no, he must bee reading mu absurd minds. Ya, siapa lagi kalau bukan Edward!

Aku mengalihkan pandangan ke arah wanita cantik yang sedang digandeng Edward. Aku mendesah kagum. Akhirnya aku bertemu dengannya. Vampir dengan rambut cokelat tua yang panjang, tebal, dan lurus, kening lebar, rahang sempit, dagu lancip, hidung runcing, bibir tebal, dan alis gelap yang tampak lurus itu tampak lebih cantik dari Kristen Stewart. Saking terpesonanya, sulit bagiku untuk mengalihkan pandangan. Ia tersenyum tipis ke arahku, membuatku merasa semakin senang.

Aku dan Vaughn akhirnya sampai di Kanada, setelah berminggu-minggu berkelana. Rumah keluarga Cullen jelas berbeda dengan yang ada di film. Jauh lebih besar dan megah. Vaughn baru saja menjelaskan segala sesuatu tentangku, yang membuat seluruh anggota keluarga agak kaget, dan kelihatannya tidak sepenuhnya percaya pada cerita Vaughn, terutama perihal “daya tahan”ku terhadap darah. Tapi Edward – yang jelas-jelas dapat membaca seluruh isi benakku, menyatakan bahwa Vaughn berkata jujur sambil menatapku takjub. Mau tidak mau aku merasa bangga.

“Katakan padaku, Nak. Apa kau sungguh-sungguh mengidolakan kami, sampai-sampai pernah mengimpikan untuk menjadi vampir?” tanya Carlisle dengan sedikit aksen Inggris yang membuatnya semakin….keren.

Aku mengangguk sambil tersenyum malu.

“Dan kau selalu membayangkan jika dirimu menjadi vampir, kau tidak akan meminum darah apapun?” tanyanya lagi, dengan nada yang terdengar seperti sedang mempertanyakan kewarasanku.

Lagi-lagi, aku mengangguk dengan senyuman malu.

“Luar biasa,” puji Carlisle tulus, membuatku merasa sedikit lebih baik.

“T-tapi akhirnya aku tetap meminum darah hewan, tetapi yang sudah diracik oleh temanku,” sahutku pelan.

“Teman?” ulang Edward dengan nada…menggoda?!

Tanpa sadar aku mendelik ke arahnya, membuatnya terkekeh.

“Kau hanya sanggup meminum darah yang sudah diracik? Berarti selama perjalanan ke sini, kau belum minum darah sedikitpun?” Kali ini, Jasper yang bertanya.

Aku mengangguk, lalu menggeleng. “Ben membawakan persediaan darah racikan itu untuk perjalananku ini,” jawabku.

Aku bisa merasakan tatapan takjub dari berbagai arah.

So, what can we help you with?” tanya Carlisle ramah. “Kau berpikir untuk bergabung dengan kami?”

Aku mengangguk, lalu menggeleng, lalu mengangguk lagi. Oke, sebenarnya aku masih belum memutuskan apapun.

“Kau ingin bergabung agar tidak merepotkan Benmu itu, tapi kau juga tidak sanggup untuk hidup jauh darinya,” ujar Edward, mewakiliku untuk angkat bicara.

Aku segera menanggapi. “Bukan itu saja. Aku kan, hanya bisa menium darah racikannya,” elakku. Entah mengapa aku tidak suka diledek begitu oleh Edward – well, ia jelas-jelas meledekku dengan kata “Benmu” barusan.

“Kami – aku dan Carlisle, bisa belajar untuk membuat racikan itu untukmu. Kau tidak perlu mengkhawatirkan itu,” sahut Edward enteng, membuat mataku berbinar.

“Kalian sungguh mau melakukan itu untukku?” tanyaku penuh harap.

Edward dan Carlisle mengangguk bersamaan.

“Atau mungkin kau mau belajar meminum langsung darah hewan segar? Itu akan lebih baik,” ujar Emmet. “Don’t be a coward, Mildred,” ejeknya.

Aku mendengus. “Hate to admit, but I am a coward,” ujarku sambil mendesah.

“Tapi, bukan itu pokok masalah kita,” ujar Edward sambil melirik ke arahku.

Aku langsung merasa tidak enak.

Ia terkekeh. “Mildred, kalau kau memang tidak bisa hidup tanpanya, tinggallah bersamanya. Ia tidak merasa keberatan, kan?”

Aku menggelengkan kepalaku kuat-kuat. “Aku tidak mau merepotkannya.”

“Ah, love,” desah Emmet sambil tersenyum menggoda. “Kasusnya mirip denganmu, ya, Edward? Jatuh cinta pada manusia,” ejeknya sambil melirik Edward, yang langsung mendelik ke arahnya.

“Tapi kasus Mildred lebih complicated,” sahut Bella tanpa kusangka-sangka.

Edward tersenyum ke arahku, membuatku meleleh. “Tenang saja, Mildred, aku yakin Ben mencintaimu sebesar kau mencintainya,” ujarnya tenang.

Aku senang mendengarnya berkata begitu, tapi…. Sungguh, ini dilema yang menyebalkan.

“Atau kau bisa mengubahnya menjadi vampir juga dan membawanya ke sini. Jauh lebih mudah begitu, kan?” usul Emmet.

Aku ingin melemparnya dengan batu. “Enak saja. Aku tidak mau mengambil kehidupannya begitu.”

Well, kau bisa meminta pendapatnya dulu. Siapa tahu ia memang mau menjadi vampir juga dan hidup bersamamu. You know,” ujar Bella sambil melirik ke arah Edward.

“Yeah.” Alice ikut menimpali. “I can see bright future for both of you, as vampires.”

Aku mengangkat sebelah alis. “Really? Tapi, aku…”

“Bella benar,” sela Carlisle. “Kau bisa mencoba menanyakan hal ini padanya.”

Aku menimbang-nimbang sejenak, dan akhirnya memutuskan untuk pulang.


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

[Song Review] Mirrors by Justin Timberlake (Sam Tsui Cover)

This one…. has such awesome lyrics! Really meaningful and touching… And Sam sang it full-heartedly <3 Kurt played the drum-pad, and Sam played the keyboard. They’re so talented!

Verse one
Aren’t you something to admire?
‘Cause your shine is something like a mirror
And I can’t help but notice
You reflect in this heart of mine
If you ever feel alone
And the glare makes me hard to find
Just know that I’m always parallel on the other side

*’Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul
I can tell you there’s no place we couldn’t go
Just put your hand on the glass
I’ll be tryin’ to pull you through
You just gotta be strong

‘Cause I don’t wanna lose you now
I’m looking right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I’ll tell you, baby
It was easy comin’ back here to you once I figured it out
You were right here all along

It’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn’t get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
And now it’s clear as this promise
That we’re making two reflections into one
‘Cause it’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me

Verse two
Aren’t you something, an original
‘Cause it doesn’t seem merely a sample
And I can’t help but stare
‘Cause I see truth somewhere in your eyes
I can’t ever change without you
You reflect me, I love that about you
And if I could, I would look at us all the time

Back to * and CHORUS

Yesterday is history
Tomorrow’s a mystery
I can see you looking back at me
Keep your eyes on me
Baby, keep your eyes on me

Back to CHORUS

Aren’t you something to admire?
‘Cause your shine is something like a mirror
And I can’t help but notice
You reflect in this heart of mine

So sweet how Justin analogizes his “girl” as a mirror that is admirable, and reflected in his heart…. So touching xD

Lyrics reference: (with my own modifications)

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[Song Review] Bring Me The Night by Sam Tsui and Kina Grannis

My second favorite song!! The music is easy-listening, and the lyrics are too sweet xD I love how Sam’s tenor voice meets Kina’s sopran voice <3

Measuring days in the spaces between our goodbyes
Learning to wait through the endless parade of our same old see-you-next-time’s
But when I close my eyes, the miles melt away
Like you’re here in my arms at the end of the day

So bring me the night, send out the stars
‘Cause when I’m dreaming, we don’t seem so far
Darken the sky and light up the moon
So that somehow you’ll be here with me soon
Bring me the night
Bring me the night
That brings me to you

[SAM] You…

Swear, I don’t know if the days are as slow as they seem
Wondering when you’ll be with me again
And this finally can be more than just a dream
But when I close my eyes, I want only to stay
Where the farthest you are is a heartbeat away

So bring me the night, send out the stars
‘Cause when I’m dreaming, we don’t seem so far
Darken the sky and light up the moon
So that somehow you’ll be here with me soon
Bring me the night
Bring me the night

[SAM] That brings me to you

[KINA] And it’s enough knowing you…
[SAM AND KINA] I know that you’re calling to me while you’re dreaming beneath the same moon
[SAM] All it takes
[SAM AND KINA] is imagining you, so that I can get through one more long and lonely day

So bring me the night, tell me it’s near
Give me the chance to pretend that you’re here
Darken the sky and light up the moon
Please bring it soon, bring it soon

So bring me the night, send out the stars
‘Cause when I’m dreaming we don’t seem so far (we don’t seem so far)
Darken the sky and light up the moon
So that somehow you’ll be here with me soon
Bring me the night
Bring me the night
Bring me the night
Bring me the night
That brings me to you

The lyrics are telling us about two lovers who are separated by the distance… It’s perfect for LDR couple xD

Lyrics reference: (with my own modifications)

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[Song Review] Let Her Go by Passenger (Tyler Wards and Kurt Hugo Schneider Cover)

My other favorite song!! Hiks, the music and lyrics, both are touching…. And Kurt took my breath away when he started singing xD I also love Tyler’s voice. It’s so unique xD

You only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go
Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go
And you let her go

Verse one
Staring at the bottom of your glass
Hoping one day, you’ll make a dream last
But dreams come slow and they go so fast
You see her when you close your eyes
Maybe one day you’ll understand why
Everything you touch surely dies

But you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go
Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go

Verse two
Staring at the ceiling in the dark
Same old empty feeling in your heart
‘Cause love comes slow and it goes so fast
You see her when you fall asleep
But never to touch and never to keep
‘Cause you loved her too much
And you dived in too deep

Back to CHORUS several times…

The lyrics are telling us about someone who’s letting his love go… Nothing can be sweeter than this xD

Lyrics reference: (with my own modifications)

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[Song Review} Hey There Delilah by Plain White T’s (Kurt Hugo Schneider Cover)

Oh, I really love it when Kurt sang this…. I always imagine that he sang this for me :p His piano playing is… breath-taking xD Check out the lyrics, it’s touching…

Hey there, Delilah
What’s it like in New York City?
I’m a thousand miles away
But girl, tonight you look so pretty
Yes, you do
Times Square can’t shine as bright as you
I swear, it’s true

Hey there, Delilah
Don’t you worry about the distance
I’m right there if you get lonely
Give this song another listen
Close your eyes
Listen to my voice, it’s my disguise
I’m by your side

Oh, it’s what you do to me
Oh, it’s what you do to me
Oh, it’s what you do to me
Oh, it’s what you do to me
What you do to me

Hey there, Delilah
I know times are getting hard
But just believe me, girl
Someday, I’ll pay the bills with this guitar
We’ll have it good
We’ll have the life we knew we would
My word is good

Hey there, Delilah
I’ve got so much left to say
If every simple song I wrote to you
Would take your breath away
I’d write it all
Even more in love with me, you’d fall
We’d have it all

Oh, it’s what you do to me
Oh, it’s what you do to me
Oh, it’s what you do to me
Oh, it’s what you do to me

A thousand miles seems pretty far
But they’ve got planes and trains and cars
I’d walk to you if I had no other way
Our friends would all make fun of us
And we’ll just laugh along
Because we know that none of them have felt this way
Delilah, I can promise you that by the time we get through
The world will never ever be the same
And you’re to blame

Hey there, Delilah
You be good and don’t you miss me
Two more years and you’ll be done with school
And I’ll be making history, like I do
You’ll know it’s all because of you
We can do whatever we want to
Hey there, Delilah
Here’s to you
This one’s for you

Back to CHORUS…

The lyrics are telling us about…. a guy who sings for his girl who is separated from him by the distance… Another LDR couple, lovely! XD

Lyrics reference: (with my own modifications)

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