Sunday 23 September 2012


" You better not complain to your creator, and always be thankful
for what you’ve been given instead."

--- Dio Xervan Lee --


Sunday 16 September 2012

SCAPEDOG ( X-Com Episode 015)

"A barking dog is often more useful than a sleeping lion."
- Washington Irving

Thursday 13 September 2012

SCARY FACE ( X-Com Episode 014)

"Their six pack abs are awesome yet their face are scary. Anyway, I like you just the way you are, Xervan. I'm afraid you'll be as scary as them." 
-- CHENSY --

Sunday 9 September 2012



“No wonder, Chensy doesn’t wanna go with you Xervan! If you wanna date a girl like her, you better take her shopping with you in the fashion store, instead of insisting her to join your ‘Indiana Jones Adventure’ wanna be!”
--- Renata Natalie ---

      I’ve been spent almost five hours walking around with Renata in the Keraton and Taman Sari complex. Renata Natalie is one of my best friends, a smart pretty girl who loves photography. Taman Sari a.k.a The Water Castle(Dutch: waterkasteel) is a rest house and leasure park for the Royal Family. It was build by Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono I (Pangeran Mangkubumi) who ruled Jogjakarta kingdom in 1755 - 1792 AD). The Complex administratively is located at “Taman” Village, the distric of Keraton, in the municipality of Yogyakarta.

    This complex consisted of four distinct areas: a large artificial lake with islands and pavilions located in the west, a bathing complex in the centre, a complex of pavilions and pools in the south, and a smaller lake in the east. One of the most popular object in Taman Sari is The bathing complex. Although this area wasn’t the main point of Taman Sari, it’s  still the best preseved area in the complex. Currently it’s become the most popular tourist attraction. You can accessed this area via two gates on the east and the west side. Each of those gates leads to the center of the complex, first to an inner octogonal-shaped courtyard on the east and the west, and then each of these courtyards leads to a central bathing complex in the center.



     “A bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate.”
Proverb 15 : 17 (NLT 2007).

     “ It’s not about the chef. It’s not about the recipe. It's about the girl who impressed me. The girl who having dinner with me.”
( Dio Xervan Lie)



     Have you ever taste Nasi Soto? there are so much kind of Soto from different region in Indonesia with their own special taste, like Soto Betawi, Soto Banjar, Soto Makasar, Soto Lamongan, Soto Kudus, etc. After spending the whole day at Taman Sari Complex with Renata, we decided to order Nasi Soto Lamongan and Wedang Ronde for our dinner. Though I do like Soto, actually it isn’t my most favorite menu. I prefer for Nasi Rawon than Nasi Soto Lamongan. Unfortunately, Nasi Rawon were not available at this restaurant. 
      The weird thing that I don’t understand is,  the soup of Soto Lamongan are so extremely  delicious tasting for me that night. How could it be? It shake my tongue, and the aroma of the soup is very strong. It smell and taste like heaven.  I still don't see what's so special with this restaurant.  I wonder if anyone feels the same with me? This isn’t my firstNasi Soto Lamongan’ experience with a smart-pretty friend of mine. I don't know what kind of recipe they use, but it taste like no others. What makes this restaurant food taste so yummy? 
     I finished my dinner before Renata. Renata looks so tired when we come at the restaurant. While she eats her dinner, the tired of her face was gradually fading away. She looks prettier now to me, and I can see her beauty face clearly. When I look at the way she eat her dinner, I can imagine that she's a well educated girl, with good manners. I wouldn't say it in front of her, obviously, but if I have to confess, I really enjoyed hanging out with her.I admire her photography skills, then after a moment, I begin to admire her beauty. May be I didn't realize that before. I hope our friendships will become closer. 

Wednesday 5 September 2012

Sunday 2 September 2012

Not Over Confidence (X-Story)


“I can really distinguish between a girl who likes me and a girl who just looking for friendship!”

--- Randy Waskita ---

       Xervan notices the sad gloomy expression on his friend’s face, Randy, and offers his ear to listen to Randy’s problem, Xervan has always been a good listener to him.
       “Van, she keeps flirting with me. She is gorgeous, there is no doubt about that, but she is too aggressive, not my type of girl.”
       “Lestari? Flirting with you? Are you serious? You just met her five days ago man,” said Xervan while enjoying his tastiest Nasi Soto.
       “Maybe that’s what you feel, and maybe she acts normally towards you, but to me,” Randy pauses for a while, looks sad, then continues, “I just don’t have the heart to refuse her love for me!”
       “Yo, are you sure about this? Lestari is the type girl who gets along with everyone easily, and as far as I know, she already has..”
       “No-no-no Van!” Randy interrupts Xervan, “I know what you are going to say, and you’re wrong! I can see it in her eyes! It’s not that I’m overconfident, but… I can really distinguish between a girl who likes me and a girl who just looking for friendship!” Randy tries to convince Xervan.
       Xervan stares at Randy’s face, trying to understand what makes his friend so upset. 
       “So, Lestari is in love with you?”
       “Exactly! And that what makes me upset!”
       “Wait a second; I think I’m missing something here, if Lestari is the one who in love with you, then why you are the one who feel upset and anxious?”
       “Maybe you already notice that I’m not only handsome and good-looking, but I also have a gentle heart, I don’t even have the slight intention to break her heart! Every time I’m with another girl, she gets insanely jealous! Can you imagine if she feels broken-hearted, frustrates with the fact that she can’t get me, and then commits suicide? Who are going to responsible if all those things occur?” Randy says, slightly furious.
       While Xervan and Randy still converse about Lestari, out of the sudden, Lestari appears and walks towards Xervan and Randy, but she is not alone, walking beside her is a fine handsome man.
       “Hello Van! Sorry I can’t reply your message, my phone’s dead,” Lestari says.
       “Haa! No wonder I don’t receive any reply from you!” Xervan replies her.
       “Here you go! These are all the textbooks that I have right now, these should be sufficient for your exam preparation.” Lestari hands a pile of textbooks to Xervan.
       Randy stares at Lestari without saying a word.
       “Sorry Van, we need to go now. The film gonna start soon, it’s The Dark Knight Rises! Can’t afford to miss that!” said the fine handsome man beside Lestari.
       “Ah oke, enjoy the movie you two!’ Xervan says to both Lestari and the handsome man.
       While Lestari and the handsome man walk away, Randy feel shy and disbelief as he sees from afar Lestari holds the handsome man’s hand. It is obvious that the handsome man is Lestari’s boyfriend.
       “ Hey,Who…, who are that guy? Please Van, don’t tell me that he’s her…”
       “His name is Charisma Wijaya, and…, yes Randy, that is Lestari’s boyfriend,” Xervan interrupts Randy, it’s like he can read Randy’s mind.
Xervan notices the change of expression on his friend’s face. Randy is filled with jealousy, anger, disbelief, and even embarrassment. He still can’t accept the fact that all this time Lestari never really like him. All of his assumptions and hypothesis are all wrong.
      “ Well, isn’t it a good news for you, Randy? You don’t need to worry about making Lestari feels broken-hearted anymore!” Xervan says.
       Xervan keep trying to console Randy, but before he can do that, Randy stands up from his chair and walks away, leaving Xervan alone in the canteen with unpaid food on their table.
       “ Hey Randy, wait… where do you think you’re going? Who’s going to pay for these?”


 Story : Daniel Hok Lay
 Editor : Adrian Cahyadi