Friday, December 19
PH | VERIX, PAK DENDA
I feel quite guilty for not posting as much as I used to (not really). The internet at home isn't installed yet, and I find it tiring to go out to find wifi, thus the non-updated blog. It is the end of the school year, and school isn't like school without the annual class meeting!
Saturday, December 6
This weekend, my cousins and a friend danced three times (today, and two tomorrow). Today we had a competition at TMII, and the performance was rather... Okay. This was our first big competition so it was obvious if we didn't win. But tomorrow will be our something-th performance, and we can't mess that up too.
The exams are over, however I am still the busiest girl alive right now. I am practising for the Jakarta Lantern Festival 2014 opening ceremony with 49 other dancers! It's located at Lapangan Banteng, Pasar Baru (right across Hotel Borobudur), on Friday, December 12th 2014 6pm >. Please do come! It'll be a starry night indeed (entrance is free!).
The things currently making my week:
Sunday, November 23
PH | PERSPEKTIF
The boys, - Maul + a friend
A friend of mines -- we met one in junior high -- is part of an Instagram photography group called Perspektif. Even though Perspektif itself is just him and a couple of his friends, it is definitely a canvas for young people to publish their photographs.
In this post, I'd like you to meet Nino, Tito, Maul, Falih, Yaumal, and Danis. Six seniors from a well-known high school in South Jakarta, who are pouring their hearts into photography.
Sunday, November 2
On March 2013, my class and I went to Adelaide for an exchange program. It was only for two weeks, but gosh did we experience and learn so many new things. I am very sorry, but my laziness has achieve on its limit, and I don't think I will be writing much about this trip. However, I will leave you these delicate pictures, and a summary of my favourite memories.
On the plane, I sat next to my teacher. We took off at 8 pm, so the view was dark and shiny. I watched Perks of Being a Wallflower, a novel that my teacher said wasn't age-appropriate for me. But I read and watched it anyway.
October has passed, and I'm really excited that it's already November. My birthday is getting closer, rain is starting to pour slowly, and new year's around the corner, which means the holidays are coming soon.
I dressed up as modern-day Princess Leia on Halloween, with Saras as a wounded Indonesian solder (but she didn't have any Indonesian flag, so she brought instead, an Australian flag), and Yasminn as an Arabic princess.
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I'm pretty busy right now, in and outside school, which is why I don't think I will be posting as much. But I will post as much as soon as I'm done with those that are holding me back from reaching out to youuuuuuuu. I will be dancing quite a lot coming towards the end of the year, and I will share where and when I'll be performing, in case you're wondering how awesome I am. Hehehe... Anyways, congratulations to the cheeriest blogger I've ever known, kak Diana Rikasari for her book #88LOVELIFE, as well as kak Dinda Puspitasari for illustrating the book!!! Can't wait to buy it when it's out in the open.
I am very excited this month because Mockingjay part 1 will be out in the cinemas on November 22nd. Mark your calender, and don't forget to buy IMAX tickets, because I'm telling you it's worth it. I am excited to have a license. I am excited of wearing layers of clothing. I am excited for the holidays. I am excited of everything. And I hope you guys are too.
Saturday, October 18
I remembered a paragraph from one of my Bahasa Indonesia quizzes at school. It said:
Keluargamu adalah dua kubu yang terpisah. Kau dan ibumu, adikmu dan ayahmu. Namun, kalian tetap baik-baik saja. Kalian telah terbiasa hidup seperti itu. Terbiasa dengan pertengkaran-pertengkaran kecil yang selesai dengan sendirinya. Manusia memang seperti itu, kataku. Kita hidup karena terbiasa. Kita membenci kemacetan jalan raya tapi tetap menerimanya. Karena itu bagian hidup kita. Kau terdiam seolah mengiyakan.
I can't help myself but to read the rest of the story. It's been months, but yesterday while I was waiting for my friend, I decided to google it, and found the story. The beginning is amazing, but I couldn't breathe when I got to the end. It disappointed me, of how things can change within a paragraph. I literally had trouble breathing when I knew the ending. Happy reading, my fellow lovers. Have fun dying.