Wednesday, 8 March 2006

Come lah - its free...An Update

ADA APA DENGAN NICHOLAS? - He was there!! and to those of you in Glasgow and Nottingham, Nicholas and co will be heading your way after London.

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Yesterday, after renewing my ID at the university, I walked along the corridors packed with students going about their activities and I felt a tinge of envy. At the
steps leading to the reception, I was stopped by a student campaigning for his elections. Bless him, for he asked: Are you a student? and although I was pleased that he thought I was, I had to be brave and said, No, I am staff, so I cant vote.

It has been a while since I went back to the main campus but yesterday, I walked the corridors again, swiped my card to enter the library and saw familiar faces behind the counters. The small lift with its familiar smell of students, took me up to my usual hideaway – level C - a treasure trove for enthusiasts of Malay and Indonesian literature and more. How I missed this place, how I missed the joy of being alone with the books of my choice.

Anyway, so I was back there yesterday and spent some precious time running my fingers across the stacks and stacks of books which used to be my companion when I was struggling with my dissertation.

Those were the days when nothing else around me mattered – I stopped going to radio workshops, didn’t attend any talks or seminars that were not relevant to my topic and didn’t even socialise. But today, I saw the place buzzing with activities, spring events, summer seminars, festivals etc. etc.and I just wanted to join in.

I attended a talk by an American lady Dr Kristina Nelson, a daughter of presbyterian priest who was so fascinated by the melody of the Quran recital that she studied it and wrote a book called,” The Art of Recital of The Glorious Quran” The talk was later accompanied by Quran recital by 4 Qaris – it was a wonderful experience.

Anyway, this week, another busy week too for there’s the First London Indonesian Film Screening, with screening, talks and discussions with the directors of these Indonesian hits.

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Here’s the detail for those interested:
School of Oriental & African Studies
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC 1H OXG
United Kingdom
Venue : Khalili Lecture Theatre
Venue : L67 Theatre

Thursday, March 9, 2006 (Kahlili Lecture Theatre)
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5.00pm – 5.15pm Registration for Invitation and Audience start
5.15pm – 5.30pm Opening Ceremony
Keynote address: DR. RM Marty Natalegawa B.Sc., M.Phil, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia
5.30pm – 7.57pm GIE (147 minutes)
8.00pm – 9.00pm Q&A with the director and actor:
Gie, an Oak Tree standing against the wind

Friday, March 10, 2006 (Khalili Lecture Theatre)

5.00pm – 5.15pm Registration for Invitation and Audience start
5.15pm – 6.38pm Janji Joni (83 minutes)
7.00pm – 8.45pm Eliana Eliana (105 minutes)

Saturday, March 11, 2006

10.30am – 11.00am Registration for Invitation and Audience start
Khalili Lecture Theatre L67 Theatre
11.00am – 13.00pm Kuldesak (110 minutes) Daun di atas Bantal (83 minutes)
14.00pm - 16.15pm Arisan ( 129 minutes) Ada Apa Dengan Cinta (112 minutes)
16.15pm – 17.15pm Discussion:
Gender and Sexuality through the cinema in southeast Asia Discussion:
Contemporary Indonesian Film

So, come lah - its free!


elisa said...

hi mak cik kak teh. Thanks for visiting my blog.

ok bye

mar said...

Eh bestnya...Kalau dpt pegi, I would lah ...

may said...

*checks for next available flight to London*... nope, no seats...

awww, would join you if I could. have fun if you're going!

~Tis§ot~ said...

welcome back kak teh.. at last ada juga update. :)

well... nice movies in the list there huh. haf fun.

LifeBloom said...

Its always great to be back at school - the books, the noise, just the feeling that anything is possible...

You made me wish I was back there KT!

Ewok said...

i like Janji Joni and AADC. will try to make it to the screening

atn said...

am glad u r back

Queen Of The House said...

This is what I like about campus life in UK and the US ... banyak activities like this, and they are open to the public. Somehow, I don't get the same 'feel' about the universities here .....

pu1pu3 said...

Jelesnya u're there and u can watch.dahla free.

was wondering where you'd been. I know the good news already.Itu pun dpt tahu from Lifebloom's blog.hehe..Kitaorg dah pakat nak pegi makan dgn u.bestnya.Can't wait.

Reading your entry on the feeling being at the uni grounds, mmm...bring back memories. I love the student days. Filled with fun, mugging and social activities. Bestnya. Wish I could go back there again....

Nazrah said...

atas pelamin duduk termenung
beras kunyit berbunga rampai
hajat di hati nak peluk gunung
apakan daya tangan tak sampai

nak ituuuuuuuuuuut....

meandbaby said...

Dear Kak Teh,

Me and hubby is so into Indonesian movies..watched all the movies screened except for GIE..which I recently bought in yogya last week..baru nak tengok weekend ni..don't miss Daun diatas bantal...AADC is really good..dah tengok berkali-kali...Have fun!!

Mama Rock said...

ah, bestnya - dont miss aadc. when we fist watched it my daughter didnt enjoy it coz she cant't figure out the dialect but Nikolas Saputra made it worth watching, though she kept asking me to explain throughout the movie!

AuntyN said...

How to go lah? Flight not free ma?


Lollies said...

oh sungguh teringin nak pergi

klmuk said...

kakteh, why lah jemput when i am already across the atlantic ? (kalau masih kat sana pun belum tentu turun kan hehe!!)

enjoy it, kakteh !!!

Kak Teh said...

elisa, no problem. Will visit again.
mar - kalau u dekat dengan nottingham pergilah. go see indoensian embassy punya site for info.
may - ah i did enjoy myself.

babe- yes - a very good line up of movie and last night's Gie was particularly powerful. and of course Nicholas was there.

Kak Teh said...

lifebloom - indeed - it makes you feel young again, dont u think? But I suspect u are already young!
Ewok, thanks for the company and thanks for telling me who nicholas saputra is!
atn - yes, am back. thanks
QOTH - yes, they are always full of activities -a nd guess what? end of this month - a talk by Anwar Ibrahim!
puteri - a date?

Kak Teh said...

nazrah - nak ituuut mai lah!
meandbaby - yes, GIE is so beautiful - i bought the DVD and must watch again. I will be buying yang lain2 juga - and will not want to miss daun di atas bantal - title sounds so romantic!
mama rock - ah yes, i so know now abt nicholas saputra. cute!
auntyN - just dust the carpet and fly!
lollies -teringin come lah.
klmuk - eh u ni sekarang dah kena minta izin tau!

anedra said...

Is it too late to claim for the FREE (air)ticket as well??

nicholas saputra huh?? yr other niece; the one with the mata sepet, would've died right then and there if she was there!

sue said...

hello kak teh,
it's so luck for those who study oversea, big opportunity awaiting unlike studying in local uni, nak buat konsert kecik pun kat faculty kena serbu dengan pak guard..tapi takpe..hujan emas kat tmpt orang kan..

MamiJarum said...

Sayang sekali won't be able to make it but hope you'll have a good time there! :D

Bustaman said...

Do not miss Janji Joni. I thoroughly enjoyed the film.

Kak Teh said...

anedra, i did think of all of my nieces when i took pix with him! hehehe
traveller - that is a pity because events at the uni usually are accompnied by intelectual discussions yang memanfaatkan.
Pok Ku - salam, I missed Janji Joni but will buy the DVD - today is another long day of Inonesian films.
mami - aaah sayangs ekali - u shd have driven down!

Jane Johan said...

Kak Teh,

Dengan ini saya mengakau bahawa dalam senyap2..saya rupa2nya sudah jatuh hati pada lagu2 nyanyian:

Selepas video bersama Siti, saya adalah peminat:
1. NiKolasssss....

Hihihihiiii... ;-)

Lydia Teh said...

I a bit blur-blur. Who's that boy, very familiar lah, is he that guy in the Ada Apa Dengan Cinta movie? Googled him and found that indeed it was, then only I noticed your opening para - Ada Apa dengan Nicholas. I think I'm becoming makcik blur alsolah.

narfnarf said...

am. a. big. fan. of. nicholas. saputra.


lieawulf said...

yeah...miss those days bila kena berebut to use the computers at the lab etc. :P

i was one of them who had tried our best to avoid all sorts of talks, seminars and workshops...except those related (i.e. wajib) to our subjects ;)

Kak Teh said...

honeytar, it was up, close and personal...esp in ewok's case.
Lydia - eh, blurness ni boleh jangkit ka?
ayu...tu lah orang suruh mai dok london tak nak!
lieawulf, i think u've got yr priorities right - i could easily be distracted.

narfnarf said...


what do you think the school would say to a proposal to move stanford to london? :o)

Kak Teh said...

ayu - kecik tapak tangan, dulang ku tadahkan!

Restless said...

Wow! hebat lor Kak Teh kita ni. Siap ada gambar si macho Indonesia lagi tu... Did you get to meet him?

P.S - My computer's back, I mean, I'm back!

anggerik merah said...

Ishhh...bestnya...kalau dekat nak gak pegi.

Jane Sunshine said...

V.cute this fella. Will call you soon.

Mama Irma said...

Kak Teh,
New banner, eh! Tapi rasa macam nak pening pulak, motion sickness...

tee said...

u're back in one piece... thank god.. kteh gi hibernate ke? niway, looking forward with ur ever exciting cerite-ceriti in london..


Anonymous said...

oooo kak teh!! menggoda kita dengan cekelat kat banner tu ye...tak baik tau.