Tuesday, December 16, 2014

And you'll find yourself at home

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Upon seeing the sunrise, our rented jeep took us to a place which locals likely call the Teletubbies Valley. Not surprised on the choice of the name haha. The ambience is really tranquil. But nothing can really be done here, so we just strolled and goofed around until the driver called us for the next stop.
But won't the beckoning grass be a perfect rug for sleeping? (☝ ՞ਊ ՞)☝
Ugh, maybe not, because I was told later that there are tiny insects hidden beneath them.

I just finished watching One Million Yen Girl! I've always loved soul-searching movie, but this one has Yu Aoi for the lead, and beautiful scenery as the background! What a package.
Was a tad shocked and sad towards the ending, but it turned out that I interpreted it wrongly. Someone left a comment on a movie review blog about what really happened at the end of the movie and the moment I found it was an epiphany; I can sleep safe and sound now.
(Ugh. It's already this late?!)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Life Lately #1

I personally think my blog has become nothing but just adventure stories, so here's a daily life photo dump post, along with descriptions. For more square-shaped photos, follow my Instagram, maybe? ヾ( ・`⌓´・)ノ゙

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1 & 2 Holiday coordinate shots taken in June ;;
The sailor top was a steal and it's really cute! Found it at an online recycle boutique.
I really like it when I can help small business owner instead of splurging my money at retail stores teen crazed about. Sometimes these stores put a really high price just for a piece of clothing you can find everyone wearing (  ゚_ゝ゚) plus they lead you to consumerism...

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3 Had lunch at the newly-opened (haha yes) Ikea in Indonesia. The meatball was.....ordinary
4 As silly as it sounds, I fell and sprained both of my ankles last month. They were swollen for 2 weeks but thankfully the left wasn't as bad as the right one. Walking down the stairs seemed like an eternity during the healing period but I'm fine now! Though with no heavy movement for the feet at the current time.

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5 & 6 Made my own standing mirror for a subject's exam. A little messy but I'm a proud maker (゚∀゚)
I remember that I was tight in time during the making. On the finals week I barely had rest at all, haha. Didn't sleep a bit to make this mirror and the tutorial because I aimed for a high score. And wheee the result wasn't bad.

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7 On my last day of staying in friend's place, one of her woof pack suddenly asked for a pet nnngh how cute! When I first arrived she ignored my hand hahaha
8 Strawberry-picking in Batu, Malang

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9 Obligatory gift shop mirror selfie.
And yes I'm nearsighted! That's why I don't call people out first when I don't have my specs on because I've had my share of embarrassing moments when I greet the wrong person /sobs
10 A café with beautiful Christmas decoration *,*

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11 Pretty outfit shot
12 The view from my plane back to Jakarta. I've found myself getting used to my one-man journey. In fact I'm starting to enjoy it because you've got more time to contemplate and focus on the things that matter to you alone.
Especially on a flight, you never know who's sitting next to you. One time I'm on the same row with a kind elderly couple, and another time with a good looking Japanese brothers hahaha.

Another story during a trip, just the day before yesterday I sat next to a woman who brought 3 little kids on the angkot. She was talking to this lady seated across her. I couldn't help but overheard them and knew the fact that this woman has 5 kids, which are left with no dad because he passed away few months after the youngest one born. Now this strong woman works and take care of her children alone.
And like there isn't enough sorrow for the family, the tablet which the children bought with money from their piggy bank was stolen when they were sleeping at home.
Hearing her talking I was honestly stunned. That kind of soap opera-like struggle still presents and is around us. I'll take that as an eye-opener and a reminder from God to be grateful!
Ah, another reason to ride public transportation besides the price. Let's just hope the criminal rate goes lower...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

If I had pretty spring at the corner of my heart

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Spent the first week of my year-end holiday at a reeeally kind friend's place in East Java.
The night after I arrived, we woke up at wee hour to catch the sunrise over volcanoes at Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Too bad mist covered the ray that we barely saw anything. Well it was good enough rain didn't pour hard on our visit. Plus with the breathtaking scenery, who can really complain?
The air was really cold. By tropical country standard, of course! But this one friend could withstand the weather with only a layer of t-shirt and jeans. She had all of us stunned, including a Japanese man who went up to her and asked if she was okay hahah.

Then we left the viewpoint at Mt. Penanjakan for the sand sea.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

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It looks like this space has been deserted for a while (I even forget the dimension of paper I usually use on Photoshop...)
Feeling regretful for saying this but just like the annual pattern, last months of semester was the busiest and blogging came last on my priority. Much as I leave it too often, the thought of stop writing on this blog never crosses my mind.
I'll make the best of this holiday,
promise!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Below the frowning eyebrow are the expression of emotions

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Photos trace back to few months ago.
After meeting up for lunch, my friends and I had an impromptu visit to the Indonesian Armed Forces museum before we went home. Satriamandala museum collections are interesting! One of my favorites being the car pictured above, which still has the holes from bullet being shot during the early period of Indonesian independence.
But what I like the most is the ambience. Such a view in the heart of the city, where else can you see so much greenery hidden between tall, mighty buildings?
There were quite a number of visitors when we get there. They were all friendly; conclusion from their willingness to help the three of us take our photo ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Now that I remember, we asked a lot of different people for favor....;;

Overall it's really nice to pay a visit to the museum again after a looong time! I've been too busy and too weak to have another adventure with Indonesian public transportation. I hope more people pay attention to this nation's keepsake from the past! Like us hahah

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The sea before your eyes

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It took me 4 days to finish this post....for the past 3 days I always fall asleep in front of my laptop until morning......well I guess I am tired.
Everyone's energy is drained this semester, some of us stay at uni until night comes preparing for our exhibition this coming September 22nd and slowly by the end of the day as the stress level increases, our true traits show haha. I don't really mind, though. It's a relief to know that the quiet ones has their limit too.
Anyway! As overdue as it gets, these photos were taken on our second day in Bali. Went to hotel's private beach and had our time collecting snapshots before heading out. Breakfast buffet is one of my favorite, huhu! I want moreヽ(;▽;)
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