The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button Book Review


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: The Inspiration for the Upcoming Major Motion Picture






The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: The Inspiration for the Upcoming Major Motion Picture

Data Buku :
  • Judul Buku : The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: The Inspiration for the Upcoming Major Motion Picture
  • Jenis Buku : Novel
  • Penulis : Francis Scott Fitzgerald
  • Penerbit : Scribner 
  • Bahasa : English
  • Cetakan Pertama : 1922
  • Tebal Buku : 64 Halaman 
  • Dimensi Buku (P X L X T) : 7.1 x 4.4 x 0.3 inches
  • ISBN-10: 1416556052
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416556053
  • Website Resmi Penerbit : http://books.simonandschuster.com/Curious-Case-of-Benjamin-Button/F-Scott-Fitzgerald/9781416556053
  • Harga : 
    • Amazon.com = $ 9.95
    • Simon & Schuster = $ 9.90


Karakter Utama :
  • Benjamin Button
  • Roger Button
  • Hildegarde
  • Roscoe Button


Sinopsis :
Benjamin Button terlahir istimewa, dengan terlahir pada kondisi penghujung usia, dan semakin muda hingga akhir hayatnya.

Review :
English Review :
Unlike the Holywood version that focused on love story of Benjamin Button, the real story of Benjamin Button that are published in 1922 as a short story are focusing to make the readers became more curious, the unique plot and great storytelling making this story to remarkable great in my mind. The curiousity is started when Roger Button came to hospital and found strange reaction from the nurse about his presence when he came to see his child.
Soon Roger found that Benjamin are “special” and take him home and soon the story are focused to Benjamin, from their first love and marrying Hildegarde,  the unique relationship  with Benjamin’s Son Roscoe, the birth of Roscoe’s child, and so on.....
If you haven’t read this book but already watch the movie, it should be a good agenda to grab the copy right now in Amazon or Stanza and read it untill the end. In my opinion, the original story are much better than the movie, but it’s just my personal opinion. Happy reading readers!

Indonesia Review :
Kebanyakan dari kita sudah melihat versi Holywood dari film berjudul yang sama, namun sebagaimana film Holywood yang merombak cerita dengan tujuan-tujuan tertentu, maka ada baiknya bila membaca “cerita aslinya” yang terbit pada tahun 1922. Penulis cerita Benjamin Button menerbitkan buku ini pertama kali sebagai bagian dari cerita pendek yang cukup menarik dengan durasi 64 halaman.
Berbeda dengan versi Holywood nya yang mirip dengan film Forest Gump namun menggunakan inti cerita dari Benjamin Button, buku ini menggambarkan kisah hidup Benjamin Button dengan lebih terfokus pada apa yang dia alami dari keseluruhan hidupnya dan tidak terfokus pada kisah cintanya pada pasangannya.
Dalam cerita orisinilnya Benjamin Button terlahir dengan bentuk fisik pria tua dan kekuatan dari buku ini adalah dialog dan pembukaan cerita nya yang benar-benar membuat kita menjadi “Curious” ketimbang terharu dengan kisah percintaan. Dalam pembukaannya setelah kita dibuat penasaran dengan sudut pandang Roger Button yang keheranan dengan sikap para perawat rumah sakit dengannya dan mendapati anaknya yang baru lahir berwujud pria tua dan berbicara dengannya.
Selanjutnya dengan gaya pembawaan yang membuat anda benar-benar penasaran dengan apa yang terjadi dari kehidupan Benjamin selanjutnya, mulai dari bagaimana hubungannya dengan Hildegarde terbentuk, hubungannya dengan anaknya yang kurang baik karena ketika Roscoe dewasa, Benjamin dan kondisi fisiknya tidak memungkinkan Roscoe memanggilnya ayah dan mendesak Benjamin untuk melakukan sesuatu yang kurang etis dari sudut pandang kultur.
Tentu saja walau berbentuk cerita pendek, namun keseluruhan hidup Benjamin diceritakan dengan apik disini, sungguh menyenangkan melihat buku ini ternyata benar-benar berbeda dari film yang terinspirasi dari buku ini, sehingga sebagai buku yang cukup berumur, namun buku ini tetap layak dibaca dan menghibur. Selain bisa membeli versi cetaknya dari Amazon maupun penerbit nya langsung, anda juga bisa memperoleh buku ini secara digital dan legal melalui Amazon Kindle, atau bahkan gratis dengan membaca secara digital melalui software seperti Stanza® dan mengunduhnya dari jaringan Feedbooks karena buku ini termasuk dalam buku yang masuk dalam Public Domain, sebuah karya yang sangat direkomendasikan dan merupakan karya bersejarah dan dianggap sebagai karya yang memiliki porsi suara yang besar dalam literatur Amerika.

CNN iPod Touch/iPhone Application Reviews

I'm from Indonesia, and didn't receive any CNN Broadcast anymore since in my rent room, I'm only using analog anthena receiver for receiving the broadcast from local TV Station, and it's very helpfull to have this apps in my iPod Touch, and since iPod Touch is using the very same of operating system that currently being used by iPhone, this application work best with iPhone since you can't get the latest update everywhere....

I'm don't have some real good image, so if you want to see the pictures for this apps, you can read the application reviews in this : Link

The applicaton's is worth buying, since it's very cheap (only $1.99)...

you can read an article, news, and also watch the videos from CNN from this applications... and if you configure this applications with iReports, you can also submit a news from your phone or ipod... and since you can save the articles that you want to read later, you don't need to stay connected when you want to read the news later....
One of my favourite features is there are some menu called "My CNN" and from there I can typing my interested topics to follow and received them whenever the news came... It's really nice, and I think, I Don't need the local news papers or magazines anymore....

This apps are absolutely must have, if you like to read the news or watching them.... and not use your iPod Touch/iPhone only for games :D

The Proposal, Sebuah review film....

Movie Review

The Proposal
“Dari benci menjadi cinta, semua itu baru dirasakan saat akan berpisah”

Data Film
Judul Film : The Proposal
Genre : Comedy - Romance
Sutradara : Anne Fletcher
Produser : Sandra Bullock, Kristin Burr, etc.
Penulis Skenario : Pete Chiarelli
Studio Produksi : Touchstone Pictures, Mandeville Films, Kurtzman.
Distributor : Walt Disney Studio.
Bahasa : English, Various
Durasi : 108 minutes
Tanggal Rilis : USA 1 June 2009, Indonesia 19 August 2009, Japan 16 October 2009
Data Lainnya
Aspek Rasio : 2.35 : 1, etc.
Sound Mix : DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS.
Tagline : Here comes the bribe...
Pemeran Utama : Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, etc.

Sinopsis
Seorang pimpinan editor yang suka memaksa, Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) memaksa asisten mudanya yang sering ia perbudak, Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds) untuk menikahinya karena Visa di Amerika Serikat sudah tidak berlaku dan menghindari deportasi ke negara asalnya, Kanada.

Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPgZcW8MCaA

Review
Berawal dari melihat film ini di situs Apple pada bagian iTunes dan melihat trailernya yang cukup “menggelitik” dan juga film ini telah cukup lama bertengger posternya di bagian “coming soon” bioskop dengan jaringan terbesar di Indonesia untuk kota Surabaya, sebenarnya saya sudah menunggu film ini sejak bulan Agustus, karena data resminya menunjukkan tanggal rilisnya yang 19 Agustus 2009, namun film ini baru premier di Surabaya baru-baru ini sehingga saya baru bisa menontonnya tanggal 21 Oktober 2009 kemarin.
Oke selain melihat betapa mahalnya Apple Inc. membayar placement promotion di film ini (yup, bagaimana mungkin diseluruh penjuru dunia bahkan hingga pedalaman Alaska, semua tempat menggunakan komputer buatan Apple Inc. kecuali satu tempat yaitu kantor imigrasi Amerika Serikat yang menggunakan PC Non Apple), kita akan melihat berbagai kekocakan yang hadir dalam film ini, film ini menceritakan tentang hubungan “dadakan” antara Margaret (Sandra Bullock) pimpinan editor sebuah penerbit yang ditakuti oleh seluruh pekerja kantornya, dan asistennya Andrew (Ryan Reynolds) yang terpaksa harus melakukan “kawin kontrak” ala Amerika Serikat untuk menghindari diri nya dideportasi kembali ke Kanada.
Sayangnya rencana mereka untuk sekedar “menikah” tidak sekedar menikah begitu saja, pihak imigrasi mencium sesuatu yang mencurigakan dari hubungan ini, sehingga akhirnya Margaret terpaksa menyetujui dan mengikuti perayaan ulang tahun Andrew di sebuah kota di Alaska demi membuat semua tampak “wajar”, dan melihat hal ini Andrew pun memanfaatkan peluang ini untuk mendapatkan apa yang ia inginkan, sehingga jadilah “kawin kontrak” yang lebih berupa deal bisnis diantara keduanya.
Tentu saja berbagai kejadian lucu terjadi diantara pasangan kilat ini, sebagian besar dari kejadian lucu ini dapat kita lihat bagaimana Margaret dan Andrew berusaha memainkan peran nya didepan keluarga Andrew, dan pada akhirnya beberapa kejadian menyentuh akhirnya mulai meluluhkan hati Margaret yang keras dan “sesuatu” terjadi, bagaimanakah kelanjutan dari hubungan saling membenci selama 3 tahun ini? Saksikan film yang romantis, kocak, dan menyenangkan ini di bioskop, dvd, atau Apple TV anda!!!

Christian Gamas, christian_gamas@yahoo.com, christian.gamas.blog@gmail.com

Maybe A Little bit confusing but I'm maintaining my blogs now

Okay I Know this blogs are unusual and they are chaos totally!!!! Now I'm working to improve my blogs, and I'm needing a more times to do that.... so... you maybe seeing some errors and problems.... But please give me (maximum) 1 week to fix and improving my blogs... Thanks

Playstation Network Indonesia

After a long wait, us gamers in Indonesia, are more getting attention from Sony Computer Entertainment Asia, and now from October 1st 2009, Indonesia have an official Playstation Network for their country....

I'm currently using PSN Network ID, and don't have a much time to create and switching for Indonesian PSN.... but some of comment from the atendance official launching, they say the price aren't right (if I can't say too high) and the Playstation Network Games in Indonesia are just to a little bit pricy/high....

So.... I'm a little bit curious, why the price are a little high than Singapore or Malaysia? Is the purpose for creating digital content download store is to cut distribution cost and production cost for package and media cost.... but why Playstation Store Indonesia are expenisive than other region???

iPod Shuffle 3G

well, after reading some articles about iPod Shuffle 3G, and as a fan
of this latest and tiniest ipod until this day, I'm feeling obligated
to write my personal opinnion about this ipod.
okay the idea to create an ipod without any button to control your
music seems to be bad for some people, but when you buying this one,
you need to understand that this ipod are designed to easily operated
when you're using your ipod when doing something else like sleeping,
jogging, or anything that not needing your attention n seeing any
display or searching your pocket to change your current track.
thanks for voice over that can make multiple playlist are posible jn
this latest ipod, because you're not gonna change your playlist, and
there are button to change track like oldest ipod shuffle, then you
cAn save your time for choosing the right playlist rather than
clicking next until the right track appears.
The apple earbud are available and it's have the remote control for
controlling your music content in this ipod, well... if you using
another headset, you still can use this ipod for listening the music,
but you'll lose your control for this ipod.
but when you're using your ipod as your friend when riding, driving,
jogging, or any place with dangerous posibility.... who needs a deAf
high quality earbud?
the controll scheme are good to, you can do all things in other ipod
for controlling in this new shuffle, it's a good gadget if you know
what you needed.

Sent from my iPod

Apple and Blackberry? Nice Combination

Before this new software launched (Download Here) all Blackberry Users are using Windows to use Blackberry Desktop manager to sync their device to a PC, and there's only one application that can be use for doing same function which is not so reliable (Pocket Mac), now we can use our Mac computer to sync our Blackberry Device.... you can download the software, and since there are some minor damage to my Blackberry 8320 because of trying to use Pocket Mac to sync it into my Mac.... I can't make a review for using this new software, but when my Blackberry has been repaired, I'll make a full review on this site....

Maybe you have your own review? Please let the world know.... Thank You :D

Best Place For Eating Fast Food in Midnight

Okay, I Know eating fast food isn't good for health and I'm not recommend you all to eat that food every day because I need all of my dearest reader stay healthy for a long time :D
But just in case (especially in Surabaya) you feeling very hungry and need internet connection and the clock is showing you that it's already midnight.... You can solve all of those problems by coming into fast food restaurant I recomended in this link below....

if you don't have portable computers such as laptops or netbooks you can go to KFC Ahmad Yani Surabaya, it's located near Graha Pena Building.... this restaurant is completed with internet corner that can be used by you everytime you want... please remember that for this momment this restaurant aren't having wifi connection yet...

If you have any portable computers you can go at McDonald's at Margorejo Plaza Marina Surabaya....

Both of them are located in East Surabaya.... and both of them are my favourites places for working and eating...

What about you? are you found any place that can be used for solve the problems that are mention above? please share it and let the world know... thank you :D

Western Union Fee for transfering money in Indonesian Bank

I'm writing this blog in a private Bank in Indonesia... I've sent money twice and now I found that Western Union Fee for transfering money to Kuala Lumpur is more cheap by using CIMB Niaga Bank.

The currency rate exchange are good... It seems I'll do money transfer in this Bank only for now on...

What about you? Did you have another experience by using Western Union in Indonesia?

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Writing Tips... If you want to be a good writer

Hello all... At this time I'll write my feeling about my latest hobby that can make me to keep write in my little blogs... Even I know, only a little people came to visit my blog site....

My latest hobby are writing and playing with my Apple gadgets... But for this article I'll talk about my writing habits....

I love to write, and nowadays, there are so many facilities to keep your mind and idea keep recorded and give a contribution to this world... Either it positive or negative.

before became active in blogging worlds, I'm writing and sharing my idea and knowledge in community forums like in www.videogamesindonesia.com/forum, some of my idea are having a good welcome and some others not.... Nowadays, there are so many way to make your ideas and draft to get published, one of all of them are the blogs, and I'm using it, currently in this page that you're seeing now....

I'll sharing some of writing tips... Formerly (and still active until today) I'm working in distribution company as a distributors and also coach/trainers... In my spare time I'm write some of my little knowledge and share it in some forums... And I found it to be a fun to became active as online writers so I give my time not as a contributor but active as moderators in several forums....

Now I'm improving my writing skills by writing my hobbies and knowledge for my blogs, some threads in several forums, and some review article about books and movies....

Enough of introduction.... Here are some tips from me when you want to be a good writers

1. Prepare yourself
Prepare yourself for write constantly, this one need a great commitment and you must be ready mentally and decide to write, not because you good on it and want to get profit, but because you love it, your publication will be knowed and can touch the heart of your readers when you doing your writing with love... Just like cooking or any jobs in this world eh? :)

2. Give a time
You don't need a whole day to make a good writing.... Let say you're very busy man.... Just spend five or ten minutes to write, you can use your Blackberry or netbook, or small papers... Write what's in your mind whenever you've a time.... If you've Blackberry just like me, write your idea and send it into your blog.... If you only have the point share it with twitter or facebook... It can be a good things because you can get feedback from your friends and improving your write.... Just spend your time... Like any other subject... The quantities are not the ultimate things... But the consistent efforts is the most important things.

3. Prepare your tools
You can use your pda, Blackbery, iPod Touch, PC, Mac, papers, even an old typewriters.... Everything that can be use to write and store your ideas.... Just prepared it, when you in a iddle momment like waiting in a line, or waiting the queue of customer service in a Banks... You can use your times to make your skill improved and still productive as always... Don't postponed it.... Make it as your habits.... And always keep in your mind that writings is an important things like breathing....

4. Prepare your methods and framework, create your writing style.

Just like another field of expertise... Writing is an art... And you need a style to make it as a valuable commodity.... You can learn your style from your favourite books, from your favourites keynotes speakers in a seminars, or from your favourite movies or songs.... Learn from where is the best part from the media you already love, get to know how they or how the way they can get your attentions.... Learn the plot.... But don't became other people.... Do it with yourself.... You don't need to worry if you need to copycat a style from a writer for the begining... Just write... It gonna be okay... Because the more you write, the more you shape your style.

5. Place

Place for writing are not strictly by the boundaries... Who says good writings need a good place? You can do it everywhere....

I'm ussualy doing my write in cafe, toilet, and in my bed rooms.... Write anywhere you want....

That's all for now.... I'm feel sleepy now... But I promise you that I will update the writing tips...

I hope you enjoy and can get a use from my tips... If you've a comment or suggestion.... I love to read it from you... Just leave a message in this blog....

Thank You

Christian over and out :D

*beep*


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iPad mock up image

Here is some image of iPad... I know it's just a mock up, since Aplle are to good the keep their products in development secret... But it's a good things to imagine..

Let's hope this'll be true... They planned to announce about this new gadgets in January 2010, and start to distribute it in May 2010...

Enjoy the picture :D
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Apple iPad rummours??

Well... I'm a good fans for Apple products, and following as much as I can for all latest Apple products...

We all know that the iPhone and iPod Touch slightly threat the netbook market, because of their capabilities.... Both of them are good for playing multimedia contents or for browse the internet... The main purpose for netbook.

And since there are no plan from Apple Inc. Netbook, we can't hope they soon launch a cheap netbook running MacOSX.... Although I'm using retail copy of Leopard for my Dell Mini Inspiron 10V (and the good things is it run almost perfect).

Rumours say the new iPad will be have 10 inch display and running the iPod touch/iPhone Os... Perfect for reading ebook, browse the internet, and playing multimedia files....

I hope Apple inc. Will create this gadget and launch it into market... It'll be a good product and will be a good alternatives from amazon kindle... Since I'll prefer the iPad because of easy operational routine in their OS....

Let's wait and pray this will be happen :)


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Another function of Apple Remote, cool presentation controlers

If you think the Apple remote isn't worth for buying (because latest models of Macbook didn't include the Apple remote in the package) because it only useful for enjoying movie in front row or controls your iTunes content and you think not to buy it because didn't care for using a remote in portable systems, then you can't say hello for easy and convenient wireless control for doing keynotes presentation in wireless and stylish way...

Yup... I didn't kidding you, it can be use for controling your slideshow in keynotes 2009 (and also 2008), but you can't use it directly in the Keynotes apps.... You need to convert the slide show into a Quicktime movie.... Place it in a folder that can be accessed by Front Row, and browse the files by using front row...

What? Are you still using Microsoft Office in MacOSX??? I hope you consider to switch to Keynotes from iLife Office Suites... Because it can give you more value added presentation in a such stylish and better way because of the animation effects and transition effects....

And the capabilities of Apple Remote are trully incredible and good, it never disapointed you, because after all... It's very responsive, and you can make your audience for your keynotes speaking give you a good respect for your slide show display... Because the quality of animation from Keynotes are cool and looks like a hard stuff to create... Especially when you work or get your education in Windows oriented environment...

You can buy the remote online from this url : www.apple.com

So, Apple Remote isn't just for fun eh??? It can be use to support your activities.... And you'll love it, because if you familliar with iPod or another Apple gadget, it can be used easily....

Grab your apple remotes now guys!!! And don't forget to practices to be a good keynotes communicators.... all of this gadgets can save your time for clicking in a wireless mouse or keyboard... It'll help you to practices alone doing your speaking....




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Burn After Reading Movie Review

After doing a little review about the latest movie I've saw, then I'm will be doing some review for a long long ago released movie, yup... The Burn After Reading.

It maybe a big late (if I can't say it a little late) because this movie started the premiere this month, I think it's because there are too many dirty language and adult scene in this movie, so this movie can't show while in holiday seasons in Indonesia, because in Indonesia we ussually go to teathers with our childrens, and ratings in Indonesia only have a little attention for the people in this country... Yup... Ignorance ratio in this country are high...

So... When I'm looking for the information about this movie from my Blackberry devices through teathere website... The genre I saw was Comedy... But when I saw this movie, it's true that genre information not wrong and tell the truth...

But from my friends point of view, they can't understand that this movie are presenting a black comedy or satire comedy (I'm not sure which jargon can be true)...

This movie only showing a league of foolish people with a foolish dialogue and foolish act... One of the brilliant character in this movie is Chad, which performed by Brad Pitt.... I'm impressed with his characteristic and how he performed the foolish and (I would say so... IDIOT) funny character....

This movie theme are intelligence, this story begin from a plan from Ex-CIA personel who get caugh to be an alcoholc and get fired because of his bad habit....

After he get fired, then he wants to write a memoirs of himself working in CIA as a book...

And then, his wife who want to divorce Oz, consult to her law consultant and the consultant write all information into a single disc....

And this where cruellity began... The disc are lost, and founded in a locker room in hard bodiest health and fitness centre... To make you enjoy the movie, I'm not gonna spoiled all of the funny things and the plot....

The funniest thing is the ending... I recomended you to buy a copy of this movie, either in a DVD, Bluray, or the copy of whole movies in digital content provider such as iTunes or Amazon....

I love this movie, especially when "one of the foolish character" get burn after reading the data from the disc.... It's funny when see the silly smiles can't make you surprised (and even feeling guilty and sad at same time while laughing)....

Very good movie if I can't say Excelent for a brilliant storyline and a good satire comedy movie... Enjoy this movie guys :D


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Want to play your media files from your Mac? alternative solution, and this is not Apple TV,this is Playstation 3 :D

If you want to stream your media files like your musics, videos, or photos from your Mac(s) and still thinking is Apple TV worth to buy? maybe you should use your Playstation 3 (or buying it because it's more cheaper than 40Gigs Apple TV and have a blu-Ray Drive and can play games)....

There are many solution, you can buy $20 application that worthed to buy to make your Apple as a dlna capable machine. The applications is called MediaLink.

Or you can use this Java free Application that can be downloaded here at this url : Download Here

Of course both of the apps have a plus or minus, but both of them are already easy for use (and the $20 are more easier to use, the trial only can be use for streaming for 30 minutes).

Enjoy your files in your Playstation 3 machine.... Use it while Apple TV price drops more :D