My Top 10 : Most Popular News of 2012

As we have just passed another happy and turbulent year of 2012, I’d like to write things I feel the most events that taking up news so wide and popular among the people, of course from my own view. Please take a look (No disasters, murders, or everything regarding human lives as I only intend to write normal and interesting stories)

1. 21-12-2012
In and around day of 21st of December 2012, I sang Pearl Jam “Alive” so many times
” (Oh Oh, ho ho, I’m still alive yeaa)
No need to explain you the hype of this Maya calendar sensational fairytale, you know better than me.

2. Psy “Gangnam Style”
Suriah uprising news and another disasters decorate the early part of 2012. Then there was Psy with the hypnotic anthemic song “Oppa Gangnam Style”. I believe not many understand the meaning of the lyric, it was purely a party disco song. Psy came at the right time on the right place to entertain this full-of-pressures world.

3. Chelsea won the Champions League
Parking the bus! Parking the bus! Many football fans all around the world accused Chelsea and Di Matteo for this. Barcelona, perhaps the best football club this time around is a blatant victim. But the multi-billionare, the Russian Roman Abrahimovich won’t give any damn about it.

4. Palestine was acknowledged as a non-member of United Nations
An enormous advantage to the Palestine people, as more than 80% countries were in line with the United Nation’s decision. Of course Israel responded in another infamous houses development, but we all know that this news is a giant step forward to the freedom and peace of Palestine that should live happily alongside the Jews country, the most expected thing in the world ever.

5. US Elections
Altough Obama won it as expected, but the US Election news always pull up attentions all across the universe. Every online media all over the world as far as I have checked, reported it. The news about Mitt Romney and the league of him against Obama evolving like a daily-updated celebrity gossip, including the first debate between them which many says Romney won it. For three days I even read about hundreds of articles from various media just about the analysis of the debate. With the aggressive approach Kerry offer, I’m glad Obama won it by the way (of course another reason is because he was part of our country for 4 years, and under his leadership that US – Indonesia relationship hit the best period 🙂 )

6. Spain won the Euro 2012
Well it is like a common thing, Spain again won major tournament after Euro 2008 and World Cup 2010. But who cares? Spain is my favorite team, this generation show the world their determination, exhilarating passing games, good tactical, and great chemistry. So they deserve it, come on who can disagree?

7. Lady Gaga Cancelled Concert in Indonesia
In May 2012 our country made headlines with the cancellation of Lady Gaga concert due to constant strong objections from many Muslim organization especially FPI. Although almost 50.000 tickets sold (could be one of the Asia biggest concert in 2012) and the permission process was ongoing, the management decided to cancel the June-scheduled concert for safety reasons. I remember so many international media reporting this. Fortunately no major impact, from June to December there were about 15 major Western musicians doing concert in our country with no problem including Guns N Roses, Sting, J-Lo, and Backstreet Boys. Still it is a pity and big shame Lady Gaga could not make it here. I mean Katy Perry in February used dress-like-bikini for almost half of the show and Gun’s Roses singing many strong-frustrated lyrics but they have no problem doing concert here at all.

8. Kate Middleton Leaked Photos
I remember many of my women friends and many women in social media expressed their jealousy and fantasy in the wake of Prince William – Kate Middleton marriage. Perhaps they become a bit confused with this news, as always the member of Buckingham Palace become the frontal target of paparazies, burning media, social analysts, newspapers, etc. And the leaked photos incident just one but maybe the most infamous disaster happened to the beautiful English rose. Feel sorry for her, the photos are just normal private holiday photos, but the incident triggered so many buzz that unfortunately similar cases she may face again in the years to come. But this explain about many of Kate’s friends and England women comments about how ‘unlucky’ she was married to an English Prince.

9. China Election
As the new world’s tiger, the exchanging in China leadership naturally attract the world’s attention. Knowing as one of the closest political system in the world, they only have one party and nobody even know exactly how they choose the next party’s boss who automatically become the country’s President. Yes we can’t expect a media stage or the journalists and cameramen wandering around the Beijing City or even the Forbidden City to report what is happening from minute to minute like US election, but then every news coming from inside is waited with sch interest. I recalled so many analysts in BBC, CNN, FoxNews, Al-Jazeera, and others happily made their articles about China election.
Well maybe Guns Roses should make concert in the Great Wall or nearby to sing all the songs from their latest album with the album’s title that enough to make Chinese Government furious.

10. The End of Twilight
Well, the end to one of the most-hyped love story in the world. I like the movies and will never say anything negative about it, but at a few points I think the story on the novel are much better. Well no one can deny the success of the movies including me, everybody seems to love them (still I wonder whether most of the Robert-Kristen fans have ever read the novel anyway? :D). But to call it the best love movie ever, I will stick to Titanic, Sleepless in Seattle, and Pretty Woman. Still it is fun to read so many news and articles about the last saga of Twilight series and recall the history. What made me smile for the most of it is that Kristen-Robert is now a couple, what a lovely ending to Twilight fans ^_^