Wednesday, September 6

Three In One


For the past few months, I’ve been toying around with my trustee Sprocket Rocket Lomo camera. It isn’t as easy as a normal disposable camera or one of those just-click 35mm cameras, but it’s still pretty simple. Using a film camera is really fun, but you really just have to pray to get what you expect… because mines is… well, you’ll see. I also just bought Lomo's Aquapix for less than Rp100.000 on Tokopedia, and I cannot wait until it arrives. I haven't had the time to develop the rolls, and decided to develop three at once. My money flew right into the pictures. Anyway, this is what my life looks like in three rolls of film:

Saturday, September 2

Stay Home Club



For the past holiday, my highlights were: finishing 8 seasons of Friends (I watched the first two seasons earlier in Bali), watched 8 Harry Potter movies in a week or so (not daily), cleaning my room and finding memorabilia from my primary to high school days, We The Fest 2017 and learning to drive.

People think I am an outgoing person, because I like going out all the time. But to be honest, I'm not all that outgoing. I like staying indoors in front of the TV, watching movies trailers, DIYs, and all kinds of movies or tv series. I like rearranging my things at the room while dancing along to Michael Jackson. I like to finish my work (ugh what a work junkie) on my laptop while sipping Nestea's Thai Iced Tea. Don't get me wrong, I like going out. I like seeing new things, go window-shopping, getting 'coffee' and catching up with my friends, and the definite watch movies in the cinema. I love the last activity best. However, it's just that... being at home beats anything else, when I'm in the right moment and mood.

Thursday, August 24

How I Do My Skin+Lips



The skin is the first thing everyone sees in you, thus one of the things that creates the first impression is the skin. A healthy and glowing skin represents the person itself, therefore I always try to take care of my skin and lips mostly, rather than my hair (guilty!). I started having my own face wash when I was in junior high. The first face wash I bought was Clean and Clear's Facial Wash. Little did I know, skin care isn't only face wash. There's this whole other thing after that, and here's my skin care routine and items.

Wednesday, August 16

There's A Party

Last weekend, ISMAYA Live held their fourth We The Fest summer festival! Lucky me, I get to go to their first three-days music festival! It was held at JIExpo Kemayoran, with lineups such as Charlie XCX, The Kooks, Phoenix, Lany, Cash Cash, as well as superb local acts Stars and Rabbits, Barasuara, Scaller, The Adams, Raisa and plenty more! 

Wednesday, August 2

Over Sushi

Before we head our separate ways (Nilam will be going to Birmingham and myself to Bali), we got together and talked things over sushi. For some reason, we always ended up eating sushi whenever we're going out, wherever we are.

Tuesday, July 25

Berwisata bersama Fikri


On Sunday, I had a date to explore Jakarta. My boyfriend and I met up at my dad's office, and took a walk towards the Duren Tiga TransJakarta Stop (click here for bus route). We used my BNI Tapcash card to pay for the tickets.

We took the 6A bus towards the city, passing by Kuningan and stopped at Sarinah. The bus itself was comfortable and roomy, however I think the bus could be added more seats for non-priorities. Once we stopped at Sarinah, we had lunch nearby and head towards the Jakarta Explorer Bus Stop. We waited for roughly 20 minutes to get the bus we wanted.

Friday, July 21

Letters to Myself: Senior.

I found this note on my computer's Notes. I wrote it roughly two years ago, before I graduated high school. 

Dear lovers,

Here I am: Existing in this milky way as a not-so-little girl anymore, about to end this label as a senior, and start a new label called mahasiswa

It’s scary to think how I will soon end the twelve years of education I had grown attached to, and begin another four years of education, with a different perspective and method. When I was in junior high, I saw the seniors so powerful and free, I wanted to become them so bad. And now I’m here. It isn’t as free as I thought it would be. To be honest, sometimes I don’t think I am mature enough to be called a senior, let alone an undergraduate. But I have no choice. The universe keeps spinning and so must I.

Ending school scares me so much. I am scared to loose the innocence of a school girl. I am scared to leave the people I’ve encountered with. I am scared to go to uncertain places where there is no guarantee of secure and comfort like school has. I am scared to forget my prayers, as school always reminds me every midday. I am scared to leave the classmates that has been there for me whether they like it or not. I am scared to leave my comfort zone I have had for twelve years.

But I am excited to leave school as well. Excited for the late nights and late mornings I get to have. Excited for the surprise trips out of the city when I am bored, without any responsibility of going to school. Excited for the new people I will meet. Excited for the places I will travel to. Excited for the long-awaited freedom. Excited for the uncertainty life is preparing.

I’m not a psychologist or anything. I am not licensed to give out tips on how to live your life as a senior. But let me say this:

You will no longer be a student. You will no longer have your favourite cafeteria food waiting for you every lunch time. You will no longer be treated like a child, however, you will be expected to behave like an adult. Sometimes, too much. But those things will happen later. Right now, you are a senior. You’re spontaneous, silly, fun, sometimes stupid. You’re young. Act like it. You only get to be a senior once.

The One Who Is Desperately Trying To Find a Prom Dress,
Janis