My Journey Through Life..

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Popular, Cute, and Generous : Maki Horikita

This post started with the fact that some years ago I found someone special. Not that kind of ‘someone special’ but it’s more like someone to idolize. Basically I love some aspects about Japan, including its entertainment industry that leads me to find some actresses appealing and charming. Well, among many actresses of Japanese entertainment industry, I found someone that I put right at the top of my ‘most favorite actress all across Japan’. This girl had starred a lot of J-dramas and movies in the past, seems like having ongoing project and would be starring many movies or dramas again in the future.

This is the one who wins my heart..

Maki Horikita ((堀北 真希 – Horiita Maki, born October 8th, 1988) *so much older than me :'(, 1 year younger than my brother, so… Maki-nee san, I guess.. HAHAHA!! Nope, nope, back to topic. Maki Horikita : young, cute, adorable, pretty, lovely, kawaii, charming, appealing, and CARING (actually many more adjectives :D). Yes, that last capitalized word is what I’m going to bring in this post.

In short, few years ago (maybe around 2011 if not mistaken), she came to Indonesia for about 2 days. She’s not coming for vacation nor drama/movie project (well, it’s kinda but more like reality show called 24 HOUR TELEVISION 34 ~ AI WA CHIKYU WO SUKUU), but (this also surprise me when I know it for the first time) she came to Jakarta, Indonesia, went to the slum area, and did some charity event there with local charity organization. Well, she’s great outside and inside, which couldn’t be better :)) She said that was her first time in Jakarta and she brought the concept of educating poor children by giving more reading materials. Books. Yes, from some sources I read, she’s a bookworm herself. She taught them how to read properly, playing basketball together, taking a part in a puppet show, having fun together, and many more. See this video for Youtube documentation, all credits for the uploader. She even tried to speak Bahasa Indonesia (“Selamat siang, nama saya Maki Horikita or Good Morning, my name is Maki Horikita or Konnichiwa, watashi no namae wa Maki Horikita desu). Oh jeez, kawaii kawaii kawaii kawaii ❤ ❤ ❤ hahahaha.Well, no English sub, though, so I only get about 40% of the entire in-video conversation. 😐

Back in the slum area, there is one boy named Dedee, 10 y/o, who has dream of becoming soccer player as he said during a private chatting session with Maki. Well, Dedee eventually had photo session together with Maki as seen below

Well, meanwhile being together with Maki THAT CLOSE (^) in one frame is kinda my lifetime wish and dream, Dedee got his own frame of togetherness with Maki (well, great job, lucky boy! Hahahaha). Feel sorry for Dedee and his friends and neighborhood due to their social condition though, hope you get better and brighter future and achieve what you all are dreaming of.

Lady luck and wish-and-dream… They might work in parallel lines in mysterious way, no one knows. 🙂

Wish I get a chance to meet Maki someday and take a picture together THAT CLOSE (^) hahaha.

Cheers!

P.S. : *not a long post, just sudden realization after I watched that Youtube video that (my number 1 actress from Japan) Maki’s been to Indonesia before to do charity act and I just know it 4 years later :O



I also do some artworks (in self-practice as well, actually), if you’d like to visit, you are very welcomed to my Artstation and Patreon profile.

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*Sorry, get to promote everything, but, yeah, my effort on living my dream may be starting from the very bottom*

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Unexpected Tragedy : Animals’ Life

Just right at the moment before I was writing this post, I decided to go out and had dinner at some local Japanese mini stall (which will be reviewed later), but this post’ main stuff is not all about culinary. Maybe I should be cooking at home instead of going out for dinner.

I was riding my motorbike all the way from home which was about 20 minutes away. I finished my dinner and decided to go home when I saw something that gave me unsuspected emotion while I’m still full. About 700 meters from the stall and when I was calmly riding my bike on a quiet street, I saw white thing moving in unusual movement right in the middle of the street. Having no idea what it was (and I thought that’s just a plastic bag blown by the wind) I still ride my bike slowly and when I got close to it, you know what?

IT’S A CAT!

MY GOD! A dying cat! My best shot was the cat got ran over by stup** and irresponsible driver or rider. Blood was shed from its head and it might be one of the strong evidences of my suspicion. Being realized by what it really was, it’s like a shock deep inside. At that time I was like in an autopilot setting and slowly doing small maneuver to pass that poor thing. Right when I was riding next to it, I heard one clinging sound which came from a bell. Yep, a bell that is usually used by people to mark their PET, Which is most likely that cat was someone’s pet! It might not be a stray cat. Right when the cat was doing heartbreaking movement caused by the accident, the bell’s sound was just clinging non stop and I could hear it clearly before I was taking a turn about 50m ahead. Right after that, my ride home was covered in full grieve and empathy for that poor cat. About 1 km ahead, I regained a bit of my consciousness and thought that I might be able to stop for a while to put that cat on a sidewalk or in a bush, but the it’s a crowded street and I couldn’t just simply taking a turn back. My country might be terrible in term of traffic but even so it’s still not normal to see something like this.

Oh God, I just can forget those poor thing. I saw it with my very own eyes, its dying condition with struggling movements that show unbearable and unimaginable endless pain. Hel* you stup** driver or rider, why didn’t you just be more careful by the way you’re controlling your vehicles? Say that it was an accident (the cat just cross the street in a sudden, for example, and the driver couldn’t stop their vehicle quickly), why didn’t you stop for a moment and pick the cat and move it from the middle of the street? Sidewalk maybe?? Didn’t you feel something after you hit that cat in the first place? Jeez!

As human beings which are blessed with the most powerful and resourceful abilities and skills, we can (should and supposed to) take care of our surrounding, including animals. I’m not a hypocrite. I kill animals as well, like mosquitoes, cockroaches, and similar kinds of animal, but a cat? Seriously?? In case you accidentally kill animals on the street, have some manners, do what you’re supposed to do. If you know the owner (in case it’s a pet), go meet the owner and apologize. If not, you could move it to safety (not in the middle of the street),

You don’t live alone, you live with plants and animals as well, so go protect them as they might protect you as well.

To that poor white-black cat, feel sorry for you, hope you have good time up there. 🙂

P.S. :

* Jee… Cannot forget its ‘random’ unimaginable-pain-bearing gesture right in the middle of the street while it couldn’t meow anymore and was trapped right at the brink between two worlds..

* You might find me overreacted, but whatever, this is what I feel

* Every animals has right to live, and right to die, but what i know for sure is, that way is not the preferred one