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  • chibialfa 3:32 pm on November 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , blogger, blue bird, buzz, costume, event, , , media, name card, , pb2008, pesta blogger 2008, preparation,   

    Pre Pesta Blogger 2008 and all the buzz 

    I am so excited. Really.

    Usually I only have 2 excited moments of the year, 3 if you count Idul Fitri, 4 if you include birthday, 5 with new year eve…

    Euh, but I am talking about annual events. Usually what matters for me are only local advertising award shows; Pariwara and Adoi Advertising Award. I always look for those events because, well… the awards, the booze, the meet up with other creatives from advertising agency and production houses, the wild after party…

    But this year, another one has been included in my agenda, Pesta Blogger 2008.

    Am I a blogger? yes. A professional one? (you mean like being paid just by blogging, nope). Why do I blog? mentioned it here.

    I had the courtesy having Enda as my co-worker (only for a few months) last year. From him I got to know a lot about Indonesian bloggers, and how blog itself has been acknowledge as a new media. But I never got a chance to meet any other Indonesian bloggers, the senior ones, or probably the so-so ones like myself. Some of my co-workers blog too, but we tend to keep it secret from each other. I don’t know why, maybe because i still hear some words about blogging = narcist.

    Am I a narcist? hell yeah 😛

    So why all of the sudden I get so excited to attend the annual event of Pesta Blogger this year?

    It’s because of the media they (and I) use. As far as I know, they weren’t any conventional media like TV commercials or print ads. The blog of Pesta Blogger itself is pretty solid, announcement was made by invitation through facebook that spreads faster than my own internet connection. And I also have to give facebook status updates AND twitter credits for this. By reading only Enda’s status updates and twitter, it gave me buzz of what’s going on. I’ve been involving myself with twitter quiet deeply lately. As a micro blogging media, the news were fast, informative, and effective. Thanks to @aulia and @budip, I have always been updated with the latest news toward the big event itself. Thanks to the podcasts done by @thomasarie, also Pasar Malam podcasts by @aulia and @mahadewa, I get the sense of buzz news which got me really excited, although I still don’t have any idea what I will experience tomorrow….


    well, I know there will be 5 foreign bloggers, whom have been invited to do a travel from bali, jogjakarta, and end up in jakarta for the big event tomorrow. I am following 2 of them in twitter and their tweets about how they feel being here for the first time amuse me.

    I also know there will be several discussions related to blogging, one of them about creative blogging by Raditya Dika, and I am excited to meet that crazy guy in person.

    And of course, I can’t wait to see my twitter friends, too 🙂

    Please note that none of those people I mentioned above who helped Pesta Blogger spreading the buzz were being paid.

    The idea of making the bird costume came several weeks ago. I don’t know why I bother to so much to wear a costume to this event. I always wear black and only black whenever I came to award show (advertising people = black?). I guess I missed wearing costume, weather it’s gothic, awfully hit and run, 60s, or being a silly blue bird bringing a pan…

    So if you come to Pesta Blogger tomorrow, and you spot a weird creature in a shape of blue bird… yep, that’s me.


    blue bird and pingu

    blue bird and pingu



    Aldo helped me a lot in designing the costume. It was made by our friend, Gina, who know own her business in clothing, based in Bandung. The costume cost Rp 200.000,- And if you’re interested to own one, yes you can order it. Let me know, and I will put you to Gina 🙂

    I made name cards too… Three layouts, a series of ‘being nice to animals’.


    name card twittering version

    name card "twittering" version



    Flickr set of Pesta Blogger 2008 is here.

    See you in Pesta Blogger 2008!

    • Indah Sitepu 10:01 pm on November 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      we didn’t meet each other in pb08, did we?


    • Eka Riyadi 11:02 pm on November 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hi… I’m Eka Riyadi.. I see you on pesta blogger08 yesterday… nice to meet you…

      Why you use bird costume…?

    • unspun 2:21 am on November 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Chibalfa: Did not manage to meet you, blue costume and all. Hope you had a good time though.

    • anton 3:08 am on November 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hola… mana foto2nya

    • Usai Sudah Acara Pesta Blogger 08 | Anak MudA 4:27 am on November 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulation for Pesta Blogger 2008 😀

      […] […]

    • Bungzhu 6:17 am on November 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      perasaan kemaren di pb sempat ngeliat deh…

    • quinie 7:34 am on November 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hola salam kenal… such a nice party :). Hope we can meet each other on the next event

    • kuyus 10:01 am on November 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      haloo .. salam kenal
      kok kita gak ketemu ya kemaren di Pesta blogger. He he .. pasti belum saling kenal sebelum nya ya ..

    • ikhsan 10:48 am on November 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      gitu to..

    • Vibhy 5:25 pm on November 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      OH MY GOD!!



    • john 3:46 am on November 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      kick ass costume!!

    • dianapriany 8:46 am on November 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      *surprise* so it was you who wear tweeter costume! yeah, I have photos of you..

      so creative! hope to see you again.. 🙂

    • Retty 9:53 am on November 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      He..he..he…burung biru yang sangat ramah, dan sabar berpose…sayangnya aku bukan fotografer canggih, mau tahu hasil yang kupilih untuk tampil? Baca di

    • antown 4:07 pm on November 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hi alfa, akhirnya nemu blogmu jugak 🙂
      hahaha, saya jadi pingin pakai kostummu kemarin itu. mampir ke blog saya. ada laporan PB juga.


    • dianosaurus 4:51 pm on November 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      LOL. That costume is perfection.

    • aRuL 7:23 pm on November 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      mantap…. coba ada pemilihan kostum terbaik, pasti anda terpilih 🙂

    • away 1:33 am on November 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      salam kenal
      saya juga hadir di pesta kemaren
      tapi gak sempet kenalan

    • Mihael "D.B." Ellinsworth 7:15 am on November 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hooo…another cosplayer there…. 😛

      Akulah sang pujangga berjaket merah. Sebenarnya aku pernah bertemu denganmu disana, lho. :mrgreen:

    • Iis sugianti 3:59 am on November 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      wow,sound great even at all! i hope the next PB09 i’ll be there. thanks for share!

    • pinkparis 4:00 am on November 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hmmm … i don’t think i met a blue bird there. I must have missed it !! *disappointed*

    • دردشة 9:13 pm on May 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply


  • chibialfa 4:28 pm on November 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 10, 20, 30, , contemplating, ponder   

    21 version 2.0 

    Don’t hide, come out, wherever you are.

    I know you’re waiting until midnight.

    It’s alright. Stay there until midnight, then. 

    You’re probably thinking that I hate you. Unlike 17.

    I was dying to be 17.

    I would kill for 21.

    But you?

    It’s not your fault, really.

    I don’t hate you. You’re going to be part of me for the next decade,

    so I think we should get along, yeah?

    I can hear you node. Good.

    Doesn’t mean that I am desperately waiting for you, either. It’s just… you come with a lot of baggage. Baggage of Questions. Of kids, of career, money, responsibility. And you give little something to ponder every now and then. One wrinkle for every stress, one white hair for every drama. 

    But you must have something good, then. I mean, by having you I can have the experience in life that 21 couldn’t give. You can also boost that confidence of being capable to do something, which sometimes 21 couldn’t provide. And you might help me in redirecting the changes in my life. Like a stepping stone, or another stage in life.

    So you’re not bad at all. You’re just a new version of 21. You’re 21 version 2.0.

    I can see you’re smiling now. I am too smiling at you. Screw midnight. Time is time, you’re part of it. Let’s become one now. You can own me, as much as I can own you with pride and joy.

    Because I will always be young at heart. Even when 40 and 50 come knocking on my door.

    Welcome 30 years old.

    Let’s rock another decade in my life 🙂

    Happy birthday me.


    Jakarta, half an hour before 13th November 2008

    • dianosaurus 5:37 pm on November 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      happy birthday, alfa!!
      semoga tambah banyak berkat, tambah cantik, tambah feminin, tambah mesra sama suami dan tambah kreatif pastinya. gak keliatan 30 kok, suer! 😀

    • chibialfa 5:49 pm on November 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hai Dian!!! Woah, elo udah pindah ke wordpress juga dari livejournal? *stupid ignorant me enggak nyadar* MAAF.

      And THANK YOU Dear :)) that’s so sweet of you 😉

    • Vibhy 6:09 pm on November 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Alfa …

      Happy birthday!! \(^o^)/

      Wish you all the best in life for always 🙂
      Hope all your dreams come true and be a better woman than you were 🙂

      – V –

      You still look young ^^

    • hanckey 12:55 am on November 13, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      bukan cuma kelihatan muda, tapi kelihatan seperti anak-anak 🙂 hehehe

    • Daus 9:30 am on November 13, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Happy birthday dear. Hope you always have a great love and life.

    • dianosaurus 6:22 pm on November 13, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      gak pindah siy, i’ve had it for a while, & i’m keeping it for my art/craft blog hehe

    • puspa 4:57 pm on November 14, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      happy belated birthday @chibialfa..wishing u all the best and grateful for everything GOD gives u in ur life for the past, now, and in the future..goog luck dear alfa…

    • ikansapi 11:36 am on November 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      yeah, chibi, you’re as young as you feel.
      me, I stopped aging at 23. Or was it 22? I forgot.

    • ayumurti 1:02 pm on November 22, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      selamat hari burung! 🙂

  • chibialfa 8:14 pm on November 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , dancing, digicam, ghetto, john merrifield, , puppet, rants, shallow, , , vlogging, whining   

    I am better at dancing and making puppets 

    On the contrary on what I said about why I blog, I think I forgot how to blog again.

    I’ve been spending too much time on twitter. Waay too much. And I’ve been saving some tweets/ threads which told stories in my tumblr. Saving them was as fascinating as arranging them into a more readable stories. It sort of change the way I write, I guess. I tend to write shorter. Like this. Yes.

    I am back on making video blog again. I tried it once here, here, and here. Then I just lost the appetite on it. I never care why until my friend in twitter, @asil interviewed me for her writing about video blogging. She interviewed me with @kapkap. Then she encouraged me to start making one again.

    So I made one. I sort of made it for one of my twitter friend who got married. I never met her in person until her wedding day, so it was kinda special… in a way. She was so nice inviting us whom she never met beside the twitter world.

    So this is the result. It’s nothing fancy. Recorded with my ghetto digicam (courtesy of @javajive to call it ‘ghetto’ hehehe), 4 megapixel and very grainy when it deals with low light. I edited in iMovie, after converting some scenes in http://www.zamzar.com (free, easy, recommended!). This is the result. My twitter friends loved it. One of them told me she even cried, because she hoped the friendship we had was somewhat special. And I don’t think she was being corny, I agree, friendship is a gem, no matter how weird the way you find your friends 🙂

    I was happy to be able to make something that pleased people. Although it was only a small silly vlog. I remember the satisfaction is similar with the day I was inspired by John Merrifield. I think once in a while I need to get out of advertising to do something different. And even if at the end it’s only a silly video of happy friendship, I still think it’s priceless because it makes people happy.

    So one time you’re happy with the friends you found in the internet, but then another time you also sad by looking at something like this. A guy felt offended so he said goodbye to twitter and deleted his tweet. I don’t want to make any further comment on that. I just want to say that it makes me feel sad. Twitter people I met online and offline are all nice people. They’re unique individuals but basically they’re nice. 

    Some blogs were made to response to the situation (and maybe even more beyond my recent knowledge), but one of them is here. The last blog post I mentioned actually got me a bit er.. sad too. 

    The internet is a free media where everyone can speak and stand on what they believe. It became so free it rather scary. The blog post made me remember how I hurt somebody else’s feeling without intention. It was pure joke. And made realize how many other people I have harmed. The blog post also made me feel shallow in a way. What have I done? I mean, really? what have I done? Ads? Proud to got them displayed? Shitty way of showing off my knowledge to the world like here? Or proudly presenting myself and my achievement like here, there, and everywhere? 

    Gosh, I am almost 30 years old in a few days and I feel shallow.

    So what should I write? Or post? without offending other people’s feeling? My dying dog? Is that safe enough?

    Or maybe stop blogging and just keep tweeting?

    Or learn to grow up and behave properly. And stop whining like some 5 years old.

    Forgive this rant. I am better at dancing and making puppets for Sam than blogging. I should just stick to puppets. They were cute and didn’t cause any harm.

    • anthusiast 8:41 pm on November 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hello Alfa,

      Let’s put it this way : Whatever you write about, as long as you did it honestly and sincerely, – then you’re giving something to the rest of us.

      Let’s take your achievement.. It could serve as an inspiration for the readers… You did the most important thing : write anything you like without letting other people down.. That’s what matters.. 🙂

      -Your other Fa-

    • Brett 10:59 pm on November 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      growing up is TOTALLY overrated. keeping vlogging!!! 🙂

    • Vibhy 11:38 pm on November 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Just do what you wanna do 🙂

      If you think it’s cool, then it’s cool 🙂

      Don’t take anything too serious 🙂
      Or …
      You’ll be ended just like “THEM”
      People who can’t joke around and fool around 🙂

      Life is hard enough, could it be any harder?? ^^

    • Daus 10:45 am on November 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I felt offended, yes. Because I think I don’t deserve harsh words for a-little-mistake-it-wouldn’t-make-you-die I’ve done.

      I left Twitter and it feels so-damn-good.

    • barijoe 11:15 am on November 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      OMG! somebody’s taking life [on the internet] too seriously.

    • Daus 4:09 pm on November 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Alfa, maafkan kata-kata saya. Saya mengatakan itu semua dalam past tense 😉

      Seperti saya bilang, saya merasa lebih baik sekarang.

      Have a nice birthday party ya…


    • chibialfa 6:03 pm on November 12, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Daus. Makasih Mas Daus, atas penjelasannya 🙂 Sekarang saya merasa lebih enak juga. I really appreciate that,

      seperti yang saya tweet di sini:

      Maaf juga kalau saya ada salah kata, and now let’s put everything behind 🙂

      Juga, terimakasih atas birthday wish-nya. really, if you can, please come 🙂



    • Retty 9:57 am on November 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Jadi…kostum kemarin itu bikinan sendiri?

  • chibialfa 6:57 am on November 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: american, cnn, election 2008, , McCain, obama, palin, president obama, reactions, sarah, speech, wins   

    Too historical to be missed 

    267/365 via MAribeth Coghill in flickr

    267/365 via MAribeth Coghill in flickr

    Aldo : “Alfa, Obama wins!”

    Alfa : “Yay! I know…”

    Aldo : “You’re watching tv?”

    Alfa : “no need… I am watching twitter”

    ::tweets from about three hours ago::

    javajive Impressed that Twitter has held up thus far.

    aulia It’s not the campaign, it’s the message! Indonesian politicians and voters, WAKE THE FUCK UP!

    javajive Wow, Wyoming and Oklahoma = 66% McCain? Sup w/ that?

    asil Icon_red_lock LOL I just saw my friend on TV, in a cafe with election results on a big screen. And they did NOT just take the source from Facebook 😀

    budip On Digg: Photos from the Obama Rally in Chicago: http://plurl.me/27x Please Digg! RT @acmaurer

    nanashambles My ‘traditional’ co-worker yesterday said that he’s uncertain Americans will vote for Obama. He thinks America is still full of racists.

    javajive @nanashambles Unfortunately, it’s true, there are plenty of racist people in America, but I think that holds true for nearly every nation.

    jkottke Lots of political Tweetenfreude predicted for this evening.

    LeonnieFM @javajive @nanashambles, I was thinking about that too, but I also believe the urge for change will overcome racist-issue.*crossing fingers*

    budip Everyone projects that Barack Obama has now been elected president. Via @slate

    LeonnieFM 297 : 139 http://edition.cnn.com/ELEC…

    aulia this is ridiculous. i’m crying. XD

    asil Icon_red_lock Fuck I want to be at Chicago right now. Just to feel the spirit. That is something you don’t see everyday. Except in sports events.

    aulia Somebody put Kevlar vest on That One. Please.

    patvandiest Halo Indonesia! Obama terpilih menjadi Presiden Amerika yang baru. Apa pengaruhnya buat Indonesia? Diskusi sekarang! 😀

    aulia Go and make that change.

    budip Welcome, President Barack Obama! Thanks, Americans!

    jkottke I hear yelling and cheering in the streets.

    aulia I think Twitter just exploded. Congratulations USA.

    rizalrenaldi Obama win. Congrat. Save the world, Obama.

    ::tweets from about two hours ago::

    javajive Ok, Twitter just got oddly silent. Are people celebrating, glued to the tube, or just in awe?

    LeonnieFM http://edition.cnn.com/2008… Yup, it’s OBAMA… wuih… what a ride! what a show

    savitri Icon_red_lock Got the feeling they’re going to throw some party in Menteng, Jakarta, to celebrate Mr President Obama.

    kapkap Obama as President of United States. Congratulations for USA 🙂 You guys restoring my faith. Thank you 🙂

    xgray w00t!

    aulia First time I can sincerely say, AMERICA, FUCK YEAH!

    savitri Icon_red_lock @aulia

    nicholaspatten wow, nyc is going crazy, so loud outside.

    spruiked BBC has called the election 306:145

    LovelyPink Good morning everybody ^^

    LovelyPink Does Obaman win??

    ndari @aulia not just you, my eyes are all watery :))

    gueamu now where’s my change?

    savitri Icon_red_lock FYI (just in case you don’t know abt the song): http://tinyurl.com/5p63lw

    javajive Being an American overseas for 6 1/2 years, this is one of the proudest moments I’ve had of my country – finally. Congratulations.


    snydez i wonder why nathan petrelli is not president of US..


    enda Obama 333, McCain 155, 270 needed to win. Ladies and Gents, we have a New President of United States of America! Vivat Obama!

    javajive “The American people have spoken, and they have spoken clearly.” McCain to Obama.

    aldy and we all will welcome the new golden Age lead by the Socialist Republic of America

    neofreko bagi yang pengen memonitor #election08 via map, yahoo dashboard http://news.yahoo.com/elect…

    asil Icon_red_lock I’m so happy I can’t sit tight.

    richstyles Say good bye two decades of Bush/Clinton/Bush

    ndari Obama’s coming to Jakarta (from CNBC). SERIOUSLY?????

    asil Icon_red_lock http://isobamapresident.com/ is counting down to the next 77 days for the change he promised.

    somemandy Obama wins! I’m so happy!

    kapkap Okay. The US Elections went well. Yay. INDONESIA, NOW IT’S YOUR TURN. Er, wait. Or we lost the hope already?

    somemandy I’ve been having a series of bad luck. But I don’t mind them now! OBAMA WINS!

    ifahmi Congratulation, America.

    LeonnieFM starring at the blue Florida & California with a big smile. Virtually hugging many crying American fellows 🙂

    aulia Slightly disappointed it wasn’t a total blackout. America, Paint it Black!

    vmahmud believes the world are Americans once again. Good show guys. Now make sure you don’t blow it like that other guy.

    serendipify Obama menang, boleh cuti nggak ya?

    chibialfa I hope by having Obama as US President, Indonesian President will not approve the stupid anti porn bill #wishlist

    chibialfa I hope this will be the end of racist war everywhere on the world, and by God, hopefully it’s the end of war at Iraq, too #wishlist

    kapkap Okay, I didn’t watch the speech but did Obama wear Kevlar? Somebody please do it. Remember JFK and Robert Kennedy guys…

    deon @serendipify obama menang gaji naek gak ya?

    aldy Obama’s Victory speech=I have a dream 2.0

    ndari YES WE CAN! *all teary-eyed

    chibialfa Obama menang, kira-kira gue bisa kerja di amrik gak ya?

    anima somehow this reminds me of the finale of Heroes season #1. does Obama have a little brother?

    amalia_sari Icon_red_lock mengapa aku terharu ya Obama menang, roda berputar dan yakin semua bisa berubah

    serendipify Harga rumah Obama di Menteng berapa sekarang?

    deon @serendipify 56 M ya kalo gak salah? jual aja.. buat bayar utang luar negri.. hihihihi

    deon @chibialfa obama menang dibuatin movie sama miyazaki gak ya? *makin ngaco..:P

    ndari kenapa presiden kita kalo pidato ga bisa kayak gitu?? HAH??

    jakemarsh President Obama has left the stage, and I’m sufficiently teary-eyed. I can’t explain how happy I feel right now. Again, thank you, everyone.

    xgray wow. I can listen to that for the next four years.

    chibialfa yes, we can http://tinyurl.com/5jcjwc

    chibialfa @deon obama menang, fiskal dihapus gak ya? #wishlist alias #ngarep

    anima What if Obama fails? Okay I didn’t just say that.

    kapkap @anima – Then we have our day-to-day in politics Re. If Obama fails.

    savitri Icon_red_lock Twitter flooded indeed.

    aldy yes get the black guy to clean up a white man’s mess again

    serendipify @chibialfa @deon Obama menang, orang Indonesia jadi tambah waras?

    enda Posted: Obama untuk Dunia yang baik http://tinyurl.com/5t55ad

    chibialfa @serendipify Obama menang, check dulu sekarang dollar jadi berapa

    chibialfa glued to cnn http://tinyurl.com/65xs6m

    aldy “Politics is like driving It’s “R” to backwards and “D” to go forwards.”

    chibialfa temen gue: “Hah? Rhoma Irama jadi presiden amrik?” #gubrak

    chibialfa temen gue : “Wuih, Obama = David Palmer” #gubrak #24 #obama

    GordonWSmythe Nation proves that, for once at least, idiots don’t win EVERY time.

    GordonWSmythe Sarah Palin runs back to Alaska with a stuffed suitcase screaming that those clothes are HERS!

    chibialfa another friend FB status update : keep Sarah Palin… she still hot!! #gubrak #gubrak

    chibialfa O&M Worldwide CEO and Chairman,Shelly Lazarus, encourages her employees to take an hour and go vote on November 4th, 2008. http://is.gd/6nyV

    bening abis lari lari keliling koridor teriak teriak “OBAMA MENAAANG!” XD

    anima are we done talking about Obama winning? 😐

    chibialfa makan apa ya sekarang? *answering @anima ‘s tweet*

    ifahmi This is one beautifull remark: http://tinyurl.com/5k8yfz

    jkottke I collected a bunch of election red/blue maps from various media outlets: http://tinyurl.com/6q2phn

    budip Virtual world celebrates Obama’s win http://tinyurl.com/6adv52 (via @msnbc_tech)

    Ruby1201 wonders if i hear one more obama schobama, i’ll hurl.

    chibialfa @Ruby1201 RHOMA SCHOBAMA IRAMA XD

    chibialfa retweet stat FB glenn marsalim Glenn sebagai perwakilan dari tim sukses Obama saya menghaturkan terima kasih atas dukungannya selama ini…

    rizalrenaldi Kenapa kok pemilihan presiden sono, kita yg ‘sibuk’? .. soalnya kita negara dunia ketiga. Mereka hancur, kita lebur. -tukang bajaj.

    chibialfa RT @asil FBstat: doesn’t have to be an American to care about the US election, the way she doesn’t have to be an Iraqi to feel their pain.

    • snydez 8:20 am on November 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      ooh dear ^_^ .. kompilasi dari segala arah 😀

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