A BLOG BY

ADHY NUGROHO



I watched a movie titled Perahu Kertas in 2012. It is a movie telling a story of a girl named Kugy (Maudy Ayunda) who has a dream to be a storyteller. This is the first point that I like; a storyteller girl. Then, I like how she lives in their imagination about being a Neptune's agent, a God of freshwater. That is why this movie titled Perahu Kertas that means Paper Boat. She always writes down her feeling on a piece of paper, then makes it into a paper boat, then let it float.

Besides of her imagination and her habit doing writing of her feeling, I like how she behaves. She is not kind of grooming girl, her style is simple, and she always thinks not usual as the others.

Then, Kugy met Keenan (Adipati Dolken) an artist. At the time I watch the movie, I feel that Keenan is so me; to be honest. They're getting closer. Kugy gave her book of her story to him. And as an artist, Keenan undertakes to be the illustrator for the published book, in the future they planed.

Despite they don't have such kind of happy relationship along the movie: Kugy has a relationship with his boss in the place she works, in an advertisement office, Keenan has a relationship with a girl in Bali while he focusing on learning art there, I believe that they will be one. And yes, they're getting married in the end, in its sequel Perahu Kertas 2.

I love movie with character that, when I watch it and get understand its story, I will say "This is so me"

Kugy, who like to write stories and who behave unusual often crazy, is me. And also Keenan, who do love art, is also me. They two are something that I want to be (no, they are me). And because they are alive inside of me, I think I am going to love myself. Or.. to love myself that belong to another body. Maybe you.


About a year ago, I had a task to make a news (video; I speak as an anchor). So I decided to make my own news whether to find written news then make it into passive form. I came to a drama show at school then I got into the backstage to toke some photos, (actually I got the access because I was a member of the crew held the event and yeah..).

So, now, forget about the show and the task. The story I want to tell you is I just installed Google Drive on my phone. As long as I have been blogging, I don't really care about what is the function of Google Drive until I tried to take it care. And.. I found some of my old photos and I think it's good, it's dope; Even though I also found some of the embarrassing too.

I really don't remember that I had taken those photos. I think I was a good photographer, but now I don't think so.










Mmm... I changed my words. I think I was not so good photographer. Those are.. just so-so. I just feel amazed about who I am in the past who can produce those. Now I can't. And I also just realized that today I am just a loser. 

Camera: Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

Be Yourself
Words that always lead me to questions What am I? Who am I? and also How am I?

We all already known that we all were born naked. In the beginning of life, we were powerless. Then our parents treated us, gave us foods, security, and also education, so we can grow and thrive.

In the development of ours, Nativism Theory said that something that touches our thrives is a heredity from our parents. In the other hand, Empiricism mentioned that we were born like a white paper. So our environment gives a big influence to our thrive. Convergence becomes a blend of them (Nativism and Empiricism).

So that, because there are things that could be influences to my life and formed myself now. that mentioned above questions come up.

Common sense that I have as a human being that had been influenced by a lot of things lead me to a consciousness that I could be anything that I want. In fact, I am what I want to be, my life is pretending.

Myself is something mutable and something that is free from any holds.

Between two options: become a withdrawn person or become a shameless person, in fact, I can be both of them. However, I have consciousness for freedom to decide to be something. When I chose to be a withdrawn person and I never do something shameful, I hold myself and put it to a freedom that is never free.

If I pretend myself to be a withdrawn person and once a time I did something shameful, people will say that I ain't be myself.

So what is the meaning of “Be Yourself” when our life is pretending?
Is it when we are naked and senseless?

As a film work, I think it's not a so good film.

In a densely populated area, one of its problems is space for playing. I tried to raise this issue to my script. I hoped that viewers do not just get the issue of space of playing, but they may relate the "space" word with the other issues from the other perceptions. 

We reserve the rights to space and should seize it. Even though sometimes the weaker one must give the way to the stronger and compromise.

Morality and hypocrisy are the other issues in today's modern era. Lust and the other needs could start the conflict and people may do anything to get what they want even interfere the rights of others. That is the reality.

In this script, I tried to make classes of perception. The first is viewers may just get the kids' conflict. The second is viewers may realize there is something in the room. And the third is may viewers get the issues of gender, space for doing something and working, and the conflict of needs.

I tried to make this script as simple as it could because we don't have a lot of crew and times (in fact that we just done this work for 3 hours). The most simple is the shot and the playing area that is never panned for 90 degrees left and right. We made it as narrow as it could. And I think it's relevant to the issue.

So here is our simple work. 
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