Wednesday, April 12

Freshwater Escapade

You can tell it's going to be a great year when you started off the year with some crazy fun experience, don't you think?

Earlier this year, my friends and I went to Banyumala waterfall. It’s a waterfall located towards north Bali in the Buleleng regency, therefore it is quite far from where I live (South Bali). January was still the raining month, but we went anyway and it was magical.

Wednesday, April 5

Buy Experience.

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Experience, needless to say, is one of the best lessons given. Am I right?

I remember going to a mini concert that Grimes had in Jakarta back then and I wore boots with heels. It was okay for an everyday walk but for concerts, man my feet were hurting. Those boots were not made for long stands. And i never wore those boots (to concerts or basically things that forced me to stand long enough) ever again. But the concert itself was great! The Grimes ticket wasn't expensive roughly Rp250.000, and the show wasn't as crowded and cramped as I expected. And of course, Grimes herself was incredible. And... I actually got a picture with her as well as her signature! I remember my cousin, her friend and I was pushed from behind and we were saying "ouch it hurts!" And the security guy let us in to see Grimes herself. Being small has its perks.

Experience like that is a great thing to have though. A great thing to tell. A great thing to cherish. A great thing to keep. And I'd like to get more experiences this year (too late for a new years resolution?). Here are a few things I'd like to experience this year: 

Tuesday, March 28

#Memesonaitu : Confidence is Sexy

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There is a statement, known world wide, that women who are confident, is more likely to be viewed as sexy, other than women who lack confidence. The definition of sexy nowadays has evolved from ‘physical attraction’ sexy, to ‘personality and physical attraction’ sexy. Sexy used to mean revealing clothing, long legs, a great butt, big breasts, and the list goes on. However, it has come to my attention that sexy isn’t always like that. 

Women who know what they want are sexy. Women who work hard to get what they want are sexy. Women who can manage between family and career are sexy. Women who are independent are sexy. Women who read are sexy. Women who are critical are sexy. Women who lead are sexy. Women who love themselves are sexy. Women who know what they’re capable of are sexy. Women who are strong are sexy. Women who are confident about themselves are sexy.

Thursday, March 2

Bali Blessed: An Interview with Canti Widyadhari

On a Sunday in February, the sun decided to shine so brightly after hiding behind the clouds for a whole week or so. A good day to meet with friends and acquaintances, yes? On that bright and sunny morning, I decided to head North Kuta to meet up with Canti Widyadhari! A bright and charming lady who owns a well-named tarot services in Bali, Foxglove Tarot. If you've been reading my blog for a while, then you must've remembered the time I interviewed her back in 2013.

Canti and I have never met before in real life, just throwing back emails at each other. However, our first meet up wasn't awkward as she went to the kitchen when my boyfriend and I arrived, making us herbal tea infused with her blessings.

Wednesday, February 15

Wide Eyed Wanderers

taken with iPhone 5s at Balangan Beach, Bali

When I was in junior high, my dad bought me a Lomography Sprocket Rocket Panorama camera in the colour bright red. It’s basically a film panorama camera, where it uses two frames per take, thus making only 18 pictures per film roll. I randomly take pictures with the camera, not knowing enough about film cameras. In uni, I decided to experiment more with my friend’s Fuji film camera which has a built-in flash therefore making it easier to use than my Lomo camera. The results of the Fuji film camera were posted a few months ago. After using two rolls of my Lomo camera, I decided to get them washed and scanned yesterday at a film studio in Denpasar. I didn't take the DigitaLIZA Scanning Mask, therefore the sprocket holes aren't scanned. The results weren’t all good-looking and some of them were accidentally either overlapping, too bright or too dark because of my clumsiness and forgetfulness, but it made me happy anyway. I am still learning to make good looking pictures and not burning or overlapping or blurring pictures.

Wednesday, January 18

Start Up

It's been roughly two weeks since 2017 has started and lazy me hasn't update any sort of 2017 post! I'm going back to Bali next week, and honestly it feels very fast because that means uni will be starting soon.

Movies has been a big part of me. My dad works in the movie industry, thus my love for movies grew since I was a kid. My brother, Julian, was named after his favourite actress, Julia Roberts. I grew up watching Tom and Jerry with big CDs (something like a vinyl, but it's not), and then to The Sound of Music VCDs, off to Finding Nemo DVD, and so on.

I started to memorise actors and actress, and had a hobby of watching trailers on Youtube. And then a group of friends and I managed to make our very own movie (and won best director, best scriptwriter and best editing). And then I moved to Bali and I missed watching movies on theatres every other weekend, because uni isn't all that free.

Anyway, to celebrate the beginning of a year, I wanted to share the movies I have watched and a bit of how the movie influenced me. Therefore, here's a post on what to watch when...

Monday, December 26

Twenty Sixteen

“You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. Airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe in better things.” 
– Jamie Tworkowski