What’s In A Name?

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”

William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Ah, Indonesia, don’t you love this country where everything seems to be a matter of urgency? As if everything is so important that everything needs to be taken care of. So, recently in Indonesia there’s a funny story about a guy who being named Tuhan (God in Indonesian language). What started as running gag such as God already here, he’s in Indonesia (that Tuhan guy) became a national issue. So far that MUI or Majelis Ulama Indonesia (Indonesian board committee of mufti) tells him to change his name (yeah right, as if it’s cheap or easy to change every paper your name already on).

Not long after Tuhan, people discover a guy named Saiton (Syaitan or Satan), pretty bad @$$ name if you ask me, Hardcore to the max ha ha. This guy said his family once tried to replaced his name into something else but he become sick so they changed his name back to Saiton and everything went normal he he.

God & Satan exist peacefully in Indonesia ^_^
God & Satan exist peacefully in Indonesia ^_^

IMG_3457Kind of cool knowing God & Satan (Tuhan & Saiton) are here in Indonesia ha ha. Joking aside, seeing all the strange names around us (I attach some of the weirdest I found on the right) probably makes us wonder, what are their parent thinking when they give them their name? I mean, give someone a name is not like choosing a random thing that appear when the kid are born (believe it or not, Bataknese people in Indonesia used to name their child with the thing that happen or appear when their kid born, like Guntur or lightning, Nokia, Siemens, etc but that’s in the old day). In my experience, the name our parent gives is the hope, pray and wish of what they want us to become in the future (like Selamat which mean safe, untung which mean lucky, etc), while our friend name us for what we really are or for what they think of us (skinny, smelly, etc).

Sometimes, a name can predestined someone’s fate, which is why our name contains all the hope, dream, expectation & wishes our parent wish to be. That’s why sometimes people change their names. Some to avoid bad luck, some hoping the new name will bring them luck and fortune (like stage name for artist). In Indonesia, there’s a myth that sometimes some name will be to hard to handle that their name need to be changed in order to make the name bearer healthy (like in Saiton case where he fell sick when he changed his name so his family change his name back to Saiton). Indonesian first president Ir. Soekarno changed his name because when he was named Kusno he became fragile and easily sick. Another “celebrity” that can’t bear the weight of his name is the person I’m going to attach the bottom of this paragraph he he. His name is so awesome that he can’t handle it even commit a crime being jailed, the thing that his source name material won’t do, this Singaporean name is Batman bin Suparman (Batman son of Superman) ^_^.

Best. Name. Ever!
Best. Name. Ever!

IMG_2507My wife and I are thinking hard what to name our son. We sort out so many names, from Indonesia, folk-lore, religious, even video game. Our son name is Alundra Etzelquin Prathomo and probably most of you know that Alundra is a Playstation 1 video game title, an action RPG in the same vein as Zelda. A game so hard that it leave so much impression in me that somehow I remember it for years to come (or maybe I’m just a big fan of adventure RPG, if my kid is a girl I named her Zelda ^_^). Seriously, it’s a hidden gem that you should try once. So hard but fair you dig it till its over.

So, I guess when Shakespeare questioned “what’s in a name? You will “smell” as sweet no matter what you name is” , probably because his name is have a good meaning. Imagine if his name is something like Dickhead or Dweeb, or his nickname meant something sinister. Be proud of your name, it’s what your parent wish you to become, it’s could be the one that define you or shaped your future, it’s your identity. I hope my son can appreciate his name & live up to the expectation and hope we wish he would become.

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Just Another funny picture ^_^

Just another entry that makes me feel less guilty knowing I haven’t post something on my blog he he.

Modern technology kills our interaction
Modern technology kills our interaction
When Pacific Rim compares to Godzilla
Compares Pacific Rim with Godzilla
A little narcissistic ^_^
A little narcissistic ^_^
Loves dissing Supes ^_^
Loves dissing Supes ^_^

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They not always fight, sometimes team up
They not always fight, sometimes team up
Poor Tony with his hot-head, big-head cocky attitude ^_^
Tony with his hot-head, big-head cocky attitude ^_^
No wonder Starbucks is popular
No wonder Starbucks is popular
Staring at people is rude ^_^
Staring at people is rude ^_^
Poor Spidey not allowed join Avenger
Mobile-phone addict ^_^

Hope this could cheer people who read this he he.

Another Filler Again (Gotta Found Some New Idea ^_^)

So, I have lots idea in my head but somehow I can’t find a “proper” way to write down my idea (I won’t complaints that I have no time since I know I’m too lazy to write or something hehe). So I just put some stupid pictures hoping that it still can save my “madness” that I always been proud of he he.

Why did Bats hit Hulk? No reason whatsoever! He did it cuz he is the God damn Batman!
Why did Bats hit Hulk? No reason whatsoever! He did it cuz he is the God damn Batman!
Being metal head before the term is sell out
Being metal head before the term is sell out
everyone deserves a holiday
everyone deserves a holiday
Economic crisis hits everyone equally he he
Economic crisis hits everyone equally he he
No wonder sexual abuse on the rise, song like this is popular
No wonder sexual abuse on the rise, song like this is popular
Angry bird is a success, why not other franchise?
Angry bird is a success, why not other franchise?

Some random picture besides super hero stuff he he

Parents of the year ^_^
Parents of the year ^_^
The reason why Pizza guy arrive faster than cop
The reason why Pizza guy arrive faster than cop

I know I have deadline to write this blog he he, but all I can say for that deadline is this

Que sera sera ^_^
Que sera sera ^_^

 

So, I hope that it can entertain anyone who wasted their time reading this stupid blog he he.

Been A While, Just Random Gibberish Anyway ^_^

It’s been a while since my last blog, been busy doing nothing ha ha. So I guess I just fill my blog with another stupid gibberish blog ha ha. If anyone read my blog probably know my habit to fill my blog with edited picture every time I don’t know what to write he he. Sadly this is exactly one of that time ha ha.

Don't U tired of Die Hard?
Don’t U tired of Die Hard?
So last year but still funny he he
So last year but still funny he he

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Thor kinda dumb in Baseball ha ha
Thor kinda dumb in Baseball ha ha

I’m one of Batman biggest fan ever, but that doesn’t mean I forbid myself to making fun out of him he he.

Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence

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East VS West
East VS West

Just Antoher Filler For This Year He He

So, in the spirit of Christmas & long holiday, also my laziness support it, I kinda feel…not into write something. So, I just try to fill my blog with anything that I could come up with, which in this case just making fun of some image I found he he. So, here goes nothing & I hope it could still entertain someone out there.

First stop, figures he he

Chicks dig the muscle he he
Chicks dig the muscle he he
The real hangover
The real hangover
Pogo dance still "in" in hell
Pogo dance still “in” in hell
Brokeback Mountain, marvel style
Brokeback Mountain, marvel style
No wonder Loki is jealous
No wonder Loki is jealous
My feeling exactly when I saw new toys
My feeling exactly when I saw new toys

Next, some image from comic he he.

Best. Fart. Ever!
Best. Fart. Ever!
Even in recession, Bats still rich ^_^
Even in recession, Bats still rich ^_^
Grammy performance nominee
Grammy performance nominee
Manly tears
Manly tears

Hope this can entertain U he he.

Another Writer’s Block

So, here I am again with nothing to write. So I guess i just try to excite myself with trying to be funny while watching some random image on the web. These images are not mine, I “borrowed” them just for fun, I hope no one will find it breach of intellectual property rights or something.

So, enjoy he he:

Start with how good a quality of Jeans that it can’t be torn even with strengths of many men.

Some toy story he he

Some image from my favorite past time, comic, video game and movie he he

Before recession
After recession
Even better than Notebook famous kiss scene
Never ending argument between them
Every man’s dream he he

Hope U guys enjoy it he he

Another Wacky Image

Well, last week I went to another toy fair, since most people will review how cool the toy fair is, I just decide to tell a funny things through image ha ha (OK, I admit I have some writer block or maybe too lazy to use my brain he he). Hope U find this entertaining. Well, not all of it from Toy Fair, some just come from comic book or random image from internet he he:

Nasty face he he
figure about figure…go figure he he
Rare sight he he
best duo ever
Should’ve bought ordinary dog
Crappy song Prime style

Random image from internet he he:

What I feel after hangover
Can’t get enough of Deadpool
Who is fastest in the idiot race

Random image encountered from random place :

We feel “superior” if we use DSLR he he
Absurd name for a restaurant

He he, hope you enjoy this stupid post. I know I did he he.