Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Robin Of Sherwood TV Series

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I'm not English, but Robin Hood story have been a part of my childhood. For years I always admire this character. A thief that stole from corrupt rich people and gave it to poor people. My hero? Yes he is!

I can't exactly remember which was come first, watching TV series about Robin Hood or read a thick book about him from public library. The obvious thing was, I was in love with this character.

I dunno why 2 days ago I feel missed to read about Robin Hood. I remember there was a TV series that I saw when I was in elementary school and I was crazy about it! I was wondering what's the series title coz I cannot remember exactly about the title. The only thing that I remember about this series was it has a bit different story compares to the original Robin Hood story. There is character of a guy named Nasir, A Muslim Saracen.. I forgot from which country.

After some time of searching, at last.. I found it! The title is Robin of Sherwood ^__^



Title : Robin of Sherwood
Format : Drama, adventure
Created by : Richard Carpenter
Opening Theme : "The Hooded Man" by Clannad
Country of Origin : United Kingdom
No of Seasons : 3
No of Episodes : 26

OMG, Can't believe I found it! Did you saw this series too?! So nostalgic look at those pics T_T

Robin of Sherwood is British television series that broadcasted by ITV on 28 April 1984 – 28 June 1986. I live in Indonesia and it broadcast a quite late, I can't remember which year but I think it was on late 80's - early 90's. Again, how nostalgic! T__T


Cast and Characters

The Merry Men

  • Robin of Loxley (Michael Praed)
    Born the son of Anglo-Saxon nobleman Ailric of Loxley, who died in a rebellion, he is raised by the local miller. As an adult he accepts Herne's charge and becomes the prophesied "Hooded Man". Hiding in Sherwood Forest, he assembles a number of friends until he is killed at the end of Season 2.
  • Much (Peter Llewellyn Williams)
    Son of the miller who raised Robin, he admires Robin as his big brother. He is dubbed "the half-wit" by Guy of Gisbourne.
  • Will Scarlet (Ray Winstone)
    Originally called Will Scathlock, he changed his name after his wife, Elena, is raped and trampled to death with horses by mercenaries. Hot-headed and filled with hatred of all things Norman, he is contrasted with the more collected Robin, which frequently leads to conflicts.
  • Little John (Clive Mantle)
    Originally John Little from Hathersage, this giant of a man was placed under a spell by the Baron de Belleme. When Robin defeated him and freed him from the spell, he became Robin's loyal friend.
  • Lady Marion of Leaford (Judi Trott)
    Orphaned daughter of an Anglo-Saxon nobleman, Marion lives as a ward of Abbot Hugo, who is keen on gaining her inheritance. She first enters a monastery but when Simon de Belleme desires her as his bride (actually with the intention of sacrificing her), she escapes into Sherwood Forest, where she falls in love with and marries Robin Hood. She is later rescued by Robert of Huntingdon.
  • Friar Tuck (Phil Rose)
    The Sheriff of Nottingham's chaplain, he helps Lady Marion escape into Sherwood and joins the Merry Men, forming a fast friendship with Little John.
  • Nasir (Mark Ryan)
    A Saracen assassin, he was captured in Palestine by Baron de Belleme, placed under a spell and brought back to England to work as his henchman. He is freed from the spell when the Baron is killed by Robin and, having found respect for Robin during a crucial sword fight, decides to join the Merry Men. Throughout the series, he speaks very little.
  • Robert of Huntingdon (Jason Connery)
    Chosen as Robin's successor by Herne, Robert frees the Merry Men but thinks himself inadequate to take up the mantle of the Hooded Man, despite his sympathies towards the downtrodden. He then defends Lady Marion against the advances of Lord Owen of Clun and then sets out to rescue her, reassembling the scattered Merry Men in the process. Though slightly insecure about taking over in light of his predecessor, Robert proves to be an excellent leader. He later discovers that he is the half-brother of Guy of Gisburne.
  • Herne the Hunter (John Abineri)
    A shamanic figure who often incarnates a forest spirit representing the powers of light and goodness, inspiring and protecting the Hooded Man.

Main antagonists

  • Robert de Rainault, Sheriff of Nottingham (Nickolas Grace)
    The king's chief representative in Nottingham and Sherwood, he is mainly interested in increasing his own power and wealth, competing with his younger brother, the Abbot. He considers his serfs mere chattels and hates women. He frequently relies on the brawn of Guy of Gisbourne, whom he nonetheless disrespects and ridicules for his failures. His ambition results in strained relations with fellow noblemen (who consider him an "awful little man"), and with a succession of kings.
  • Hugo de Rainault, Abbot of St. Mary's (Philip Jackson)
    The sheriff's younger brother and highest-ranking church man in Nottingham, his main interest lies in acquiring land, especially that of his temporary ward, Lady Marion, and her father.
  • Guy of Gisbourne (Robert Addie)
    Steward over the abbot's lands and "gamekeeper" of Sherwood, he is the chief military commander in the area. Self-identifying "a warrior and not a courtier", he is prone to disregard diplomacy and tact in favour of brute force but he is also able to use cunning. He resents the Sheriff for frequently taunting him and Robin for being the cause of these taunts. After a rocky start he gained the respect of Prince John. Later it is revealed that he is the Earl of Huntingdon's illegitimate son and thus the second Robin's half-brother.
  • Baron Simon de Belleme (Anthony Valentine)
    A nobleman and also a worshipper of the devil. As master of the black arts, he controlled both Little John and Nasir, having captured the latter during the crusades. He desires Lady Marion to sacrifice her to his demons. He is killed by Robin but his remaining disciples still work towards his resurrection.
  • Prince John, later King of England (Phil Davis)
  • Gulnar (Richard O'Brien)
    A pagan sorcerer in the entourage of Lord Owen of Clun, he bewitches Lady Marion. After Owen is killed, he sets out to avenge him on Robin and the Merry Men.



There were 3 series:
Series 1
1.1 Robin Hood and The Sorcerer (Part 1)
1.2 Robin Hood and The Sorcerer (Part 2)
1.3 The Witch of Elsdon
1.4 Seven Poor Knights From Acre
1.5 Alan A Dale
1.6 The King's Fool
Series 2
2.1 The Prophecy
2.2 The Children of Israel
2.3 Lord of The Trees
2.4 The Enchantment
2.5 The Swords of Wayland (Part 1)
2.6 The Swords of Wayland (Part2)
2.7 The Greatest Enemy
Series 3
3.1 Herne's Son (Part 1)
3.2 Herne's Son (Part 2)
3.3 The Power of Albion
3.4 The Inheritance
3.5 The Cross of St. Ciricus
3.6 The Sheriff of Nottingham
3.7 Cromm Cruac
3.8 The Betrayal
3.9 Adam Bell
3.10 The Pretender
3.11 Rutterkin
3.12 The Time of The Wolf (Part 1)
3.13 The Time of The Wolf (Part 2)

When I was a kid, I always think that this Robin of Loxley was handsome guy, and now after years gone by well.. I still have the same opinion! LOL. Below are some pics from this series, enjoy!

Robin (Michael Praed) and Marion (Judi Trott)

Robin of Loxley (Michael Praed)

Still Robin (Michael Praed), he looks cool rite?

OMG Robin (Michael Praed)!

Robin and Marion - wedding scene

Robin(Michael Praed)  and Herne (John Abineri)

Robert of Huntingdon (Jason Connery) and his Merry Men

LittleJohn - Will Scarlet - Nasir - Much - Lord of huntingdon - Marion - Tuck



Will Scarlet (Ray Winstone)

Guy of Gisbourne (Robert Addie)

Lil John (Clive Mantle)

Lord of Huntingdon (Jason Connery)

Much (Peter Llewellyn Williams)

Marion (Judi Trott)

Marion (Judi Trott)

Nasir (Mark Ryan)

Nasir (Mark Ryan)

Sheriff of Nottingham (Nickolas Grace)

Friar Tuck (Phil Rose)

Source : wikipedia, robinofsherwood.org, others

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Destined Guy?

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A bout a year ago. I had a dream. A guy, tall (at least as I remember much taller than me:p ), slim, fair ( I never in love with fair guy before :*> ), I forgot how's his face but he suddenly proposed me and I said yes - what???!!! So weird yes... at that time I still in relationship with my ex bf. I feel a bit guilty that time, why in my dream I accepted another guy proposal?

About 2-3 months after that dream, I broke up with my ex bf for reason that not really make sense (doh!). A month after we broke up I found that my ex was cheated on me (biaaaattttccchhhh!!!). Sorry for swearing :D God saved me from this f**kin cheater, THANK YOU GOD *_*


Again, I remember about that dream. Was it a sign?
If.. just if my future husband have the same characteristics with the guy in my dream, so it means it's not just a  dream, it was a sign. An answer for my prayers ^_^?

Well, we will prove it! A year, 2 years, or I dunno how many years from now, lol.

Lets see!!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Day After Tomorrow

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"The Day After Tomorrow" by SAYBIA

Please tell me why do birds
sing when you're near me
sing when you're close to me

They say that I'm a fool
for loving you deeply
loving you secretly

But I crash in my mind
whenever you are near
getting deaf, dumb and blind
just drowning in despair
I am lost in your flame
it's burning like the sun
and I call out your name
The moment you are gone

Please tell me why can't I
breathe when you're near me
breathe when you're close to me

I know, you know I'm lost
in loving you deeply
loving you secretly
secretly

But I crash in my mind
whenever you are near
getting deaf, dumb and blind
just drowning in despair
I am lost in your flame
it's burning like the sun
and I call out your name
The moment you are gone

Tomorrow
(say it all tomorrow) I'll tell it all tomorrow
(say it all tomorrow) or the day after tomorrow
(say it all today) I'm sure I'll tell you then

Well, I crash in my mind
whenever you are near
getting deaf, dumb and blind
just drowning in despair
Well, I am lost in your flame
it's burning like the sun
and I call out your name
The moment you are gone 
 
Love this song? click here for free download ^_^
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This song oh this song. I still remember I like this song when I secretly love my friend from Basketball club in my university. When I remember what I feel that time, I always laugh, lol. I was always watch him play in the field behind our Karate club secretariat. Secretly watching only him, not the whole team member! haha.. And none of my friends in Karate club know about my feeling to him :*>

But my close friends knew that I liked him. Every time I met him before class was moment of my heart beat sooooo fast, lol. Really I was lost in his flame!! OMG.. Although my friends told me that he's not good for me because of reason of ABCDE... until Z T__T  I was don't care.. fyuh...

In the end.. I never told him that love him.. lol

Tomorrow
(say it all tomorrow) I'll tell it all tomorrow
(say it all tomorrow) or the day after tomorrow
(say it all today) I'm sure I'll tell you then

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Diare

Posted by engi at 9:17:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post


Tanpa kabar tanpa berita tiba-tiba diare datang juga T__T
Kemaren adalah diare terparah yang pernah aku rasakan, biasanya segelas oralit sudah menghentikan lajunya, tapi kemaren hal itu nggak berlaku lagi. 2 gelas pun tak menghambat! Dari pagi hingga maghrib tak terhentikan, total 10x buang air. Alamaaaakkkkk.... walaupun tak terasa sakit di perut tapi yang namanya BAB that only contains water just sooo annoying dan bikin lemas di badan. Syukurlah akhirnya berhenti juga di malam hari dan aku bisa tidur dengan tenang ^__^

Mari kita sedikit berbicara tentang diare :D

Diare atau yang biasa disebut mencret adalah penyakit dimana si penderita mengalami rangsangan buang air secara terus menerus (lebih dari 3x sehari) dan tinja/feses memiliki kandungan air yang berlebihan.

Penyebab diare bisa bermacam-macam, antara lain:
* infeksi virus, bakteri, atau parasit
* alergi (fruktosa, laktosa)
* gejala penyakit disentri, kolera, botulisme
* memakan makanan pedas / bersantan secara berlebihan
* kelebihan vitamin C
* usus yang meradang

Penanganannya:

* buat larutan oralit, untuk menggantikan cairan yang keluar
* minum air hangat
* minum madu murni - madu yang tidak murni ~bercampur gula~ akan memperparah kondisi kamu (pengalaman pribadi T__T)
* tetap makan makanan normal tetapi hindari makanan yang mengandung serat tinggi seperti sayur
* makan telur asin, cukup membantu menghambat diare
* hindari minum/makan yang mengandung gula
* hindari minum susu, terutama untuk yang alergi laktosa
* istirahat yang cukup
Jika dari anus ada darah atau lendir yang keluar sebaiknya segera hubungi dokter terdekat ^_^

Well.. get well soon!

Source : wikipedia, berbagai sumber, dan pengalaman pribadi.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Bruno Mars Studio Session Live Videos

Posted by engi at 3:49:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
Yes, it's Bruno Mars again :D
We all know how beautiful his voice is. Recording version is something normal, we already listen to his recording songs everyday. We? Okay.. well me :D How about studio session live? Aha.. that's something very interesting yes.. It will make you flattered in the air, lol.

I found 3 studio session videos that IMO just excellent! I could feel his voice reach my soul T__T Do you feel the same? Well try to listen, and tell me your opinion ^__^


Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars




Grenade - Bruno Mars



The Lay Song - Bruno Mars

It Will Rain Lyrics by Bruno Mars

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I think I'm in love with Bruno Mars! <3
It's the first time for me to crazy about songs from soloist, yes.. every single song of him! I usually love songs from rock bands such as Linkin Park, Evanescence, or Nickelback. Yaich... am I getting soften? lol

Below is lyrics of his new song It Will Rain, enjoy!!!

It Will Rain by Bruno Mars

If you ever leave me, baby,
Leave some morphine at my door
'Cause it would take a whole lot of medication
To realize what we used to have,
We don't have it anymore.

There's no religion that could save me
No matter how long my knees are on the floor
So keep in mind all the sacrifices I'm makin'
To keep you by my side
To keep you from walkin' out the door.

'Cause there'll be no sunlight
If I lose you, baby
There'll be no clear skies
If I lose you, baby
Just like the clouds
My eyes will do the same, if you walk away
Everyday it'll rain, rain, rain

I'll never be your mother's favorite
Your daddy can't even look me in the eye
Ooh, if I was in their shoes, I'd be doing the same thing
Sayin' "There goes my little girl
Walkin' with that troublesome guy"

But they're just afraid of something they can't understand
Ooh, but little darlin' watch me change their minds
Yeah for you I'll try, I'll try, I'll try, I'll try
I'll pick up these broken pieces 'til I'm bleeding
If that'll make you mine

'Cause there'll be no sunlight
If I lose you, baby
There'll be no clear skies
If I lose you, baby
Just like the clouds
My eyes will do the same, if you walk away
Everyday it'll rain, rain, rain.

Oh, don't just say (don't just say) goodbye (goodbye),
Don't just say (don't just say) goodbye (goodbye)
I'll pick up these broken pieces 'til I'm bleeding
If that'll make it right

'Cause there'll be no sunlight
If I lose you, baby
There'll be no clear skies
If I lose you, baby
Just like the clouds
My eyes will do the same, if you walk away
Everyday it'll rain, rain, rain

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Below is official video of It Will Rain <3

Happy Chinese New Year 2012

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Happy Chinese New Year 2012!!
Gong Xi Fa Cai!!!

Gong Xi Fa Cai means wishing you to be prosperous in the coming years. It's a good wishing isn't? ;)

According to Chinese calendar year of 2012 is year of water dragon. Each animal sign have it's own character that will affect life condition (career, love, general,etc.) along that year. Since I'm not Feng Shui expert, so I cannot write prediction about this year, haha.. Below is overview from Yahoo Astrology, enjoy!


2012 Overview


Oh boy. The Dragon is always tempting everyone to make big changes and take huge leaps ... but this really isn't the time for you to follow in his footsteps. Things will shift and change a whole lot in 2012, so your job will be to find steady ground and hang on for dear life. Stay within your areas of expertise. Do what you're good at and what will generate the most money. Don't implement any big business ideas or career moves just yet; if you insist on doing so, wait until your lucky months to make changes. Persistent effort should pay off.
Are you on edge about your love life? Indeed, Dragon years have that type of effect. For you, the Dragon's passion and impulsiveness are a little unnerving, as you prefer when people are calm and act rationally. Luckily, Water gives relationships a boost by helping with communication. The good news is the Dragon favors marriage and celebrations. Do you hear wedding bells? This could be your year to take the big leap into love. If you're single, 2012 could be a roller coaster of interesting dates and several different relationships. Be cautious about professing your love right away -- the Dragon loves passion, but it can be fleeting. Hang on tightly and try to enjoy the ride!

It's possible your nervous tendencies could be heightened this year, so make sure you take care of yourself and your mental state. The Dragon's devil-may-care attitude probably makes you quiver; you can also expect others to act slightly crazy and unpredictable. Make time for quiet introspection and ensure your home is a place of refuge. If you have the energy, take up a high-intensity activity such as Bikram yoga or marathon-running. Channel nervous energy into healthy outlets, and keep an eye on your nutrition. After all, the Dragon tends to overdo it and indulge.

You probably don't need any warnings about your finances -- after all, you certainly have a way with money. If you can remain savvy about your finances, you might even do well this year -- that is, if you're able to avoid the Dragon's influence for big risks and impulsive purchases. It could be tempting to make costly home upgrades or book an expensive vacation. Use your lucky months for any necessary big spending, but don't go crazy with it.

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You could also read your sign prediction in website below:
Yahoo Astrology
gotohoroscope
skillon
astrology
chinesefortunecalendar
of course many others website that will give you this kind of prediction, but sites above are that I recommended ;)

Don't take it too serious, it's a prediction anyway ^_^
Happy reading!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

Posted by engi at 5:55:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
OMG.. it's been a month since my last post. Although a lil bit too late, I would like to say.. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 all!


I have made my wishing list for  2012, a long list of course! lol.. But I won't let you know what are my wishes :p

I remember  my wishing list in 2011, I have a long list. And I'm so lucky that from that long list I already complete most of it ^__^  One of uncompleted wish was a new laptop. But guess what, I fulfill it early this year, yey! Jan 7 2012 is the birth date of my new laptop SILVO. Okay.. don't frown your eyebrow like that.. yes I always give name to my laptop, hehe.. call me weird, I don't mind :D

My old laptop is DELL Inspiron 1420 named PINKO, wanna see how it looks like?
Specs : Core 2 duo, 1gb RAM, 120 harddisk, 2MP camera, 14" screen
PINKO had help my work for this last 4 years, and I think she's a bit tired and got problem with her monitor T__T

And.. my new laptop is SILVO - DELL Vostro 3350

Specs : Intel Core i5, 4gb RAM, 500gb Harddisk, 2MP camera, Win7 Professional, 13" monitor
SILVO looks so cool isn't? haha.. I will need your help to do my work SILVO, ganbatte ne!! ^__^
Review for DELL Vostro 3350? Later okay?

A happy new year!
Well.. long listings.. let's working harder to make it comes true!
 

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