Thursday, November 9

Adulting: Twenty



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Is there such a word as adulting? Evernote underlined the word ‘adulting’, so I guess there is no such as thing as the word ‘adulting’. But I’m making it happen. At least, in this blog post.

There’s this sentence that I got from Twitter: Remember when you thought people in their 20s were adults? Hahahaha (help me).

Today, I turn twenty years old. That is me, the tanned skin, curly hair, Pakistani face girl, turning twenty. At first it didn’t seem like it was a big deal, I age every year anyway. However, after a few people made a big deal of turning twenty, it actually got scary. I am no longer in the -teen years, as my age now begins with a 2. Not that it has affected me that much now, but I know it will later.

Sunday, October 29

Sprangled Streets


A few days ago, kak Karin and I went to Ubud to attend day three of Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2017. After paying the Indonesia student fee (God Bless in being an Indonesian student), we went around the area and found great photographic spots, Indonesian and international books on sale, stands of coffee, wine and other consumable goodies, stacks of books on a mini library, and of course… The attendants of the event, writers, readers and literature enthusiasts from around the globe. Ubud that day was 31 degrees Celsius, I was wearing denim shorts with a rather thick-fabric tshirt and sandals. I was melting in the bloody heat.

Tuesday, October 24

Days in the Sun: Bedugul



On late September, a couple of close friends and I went away to Bedugul (Bali Botanical Garden) with two cars packed with homemade food, big bottles of non-carbonated drinks, blankets and placemats, two cozy hammocks and a camera. We haven’t had such an outing for a while and it seemed like a good day picnic was the perfect way to re-bond our friendship. Lucky us, one of our friends celebrated Eid Al-Adha (a Muslim celebration reminiscing Ibrahim’s sacrifice) and had all of us over for a goat dinner! If I could describe the day with three words it would be: it left smiles.

Wednesday, October 11

Days in the Sun: Buleleng


My third Bali-exploring experience this semester was going to Buleleng.... arriving in the middle of the night. The boyfriend, other four friends and I went to Buleleng to collect some data for the campus’ ‘Monitoring Marine Debris in Bali’s Coastline’ activity. It was my first time going up north and actually staying there for a night, so it was really exciting. We went to the north-west of Bali, reaching Gilimanuk, wandered around Pemuteran area, and basically driving through the coastline until we reached my friend’s place at Gerokgak. North Bali beaches are heavenly. With back grounds of hills, cliffs and forests, it is almost by far my favourite coast in Bali. The waves are calm, peaceful and all shades of blue. Can’t wait to go back there again and visit Menjangan Island.

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.