Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


gerund or present participle: leaving
  1. 1.
    go away from.

  2. 2.
    allow to remain.

A short project to portray the uneasy feeling, the fear, and the nervousness we get when leaving something--or someone-- behind.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

DIY Secret Storage Book (or Box)

First video with me talking in front of the camera. I know it's so cringe worthy....... but you should watch it nonetheless *smirk face*

By the way, life updates!
My (hopefully) last year of university life has been keeping me busy these couple months and still will. I have done my internship so now I am working on my final project. I have 3 exams to pass on my final project and I've passed the first one so I am  technically 1/3 Sarjana Teknik guys!
I know the road to S.T. may not be easy but I hope it will be smooth until the end so that I can graduate by next year. can I get an aamiin here?!

Ok then,
over and out.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Understanding the need of personal space.


One of the things I remember from learning Psychology of Architecture is that each person has their own personal space and one's need of personal space may not be as much as other's. The difference in how much space is needed for each individuals may vary based on each person's unique background and personal experience.

Growing up without any siblings around, I personally think I need more personal space than other people. I enjoy my time alone even since I was a kid. I like to be in my room doing stuff, having fun by myself. That doesn't mean I don't like people though. I love my family, my close friends, and I like to spend a lot of time with them. But what I enjoy the most is when I am in my room, alone, reading books, or drawing, painting, doing stuff. Silence doesn't bother me. 
Like the sentence Hozier puts to open his song, To Be Alone;

"Never feel too good in crowds, with folks around"

I am not good at communicating with others. I find it hard to make a decent conversation and to keep it going. I usually don't know what to say. I think I am the kind of person that think too much when talking to someone new. I always think about what I'm going to say. "Is it okay to ask that?" or "is it appropriate?" which often leads to "yeah I probably shouldn't say that." and then awkward silence occurs as we try to find something else to say. I'm actually okay with the silence, but knowing that the other person may not feel the same is what makes it awkward. 

For me, as I get more comfortable to other people, I will also be more comfortable to enjoy the silence with them without trying to find anything to say. I think that's goals; to be alone, to appreciate each other's space, even when we're together. But not all people have the same opinion as me so there can be a little misunderstanding. But I also aware that I have to make an effort, not always ask for an understanding. I'm still working on it.

I know this post sounds like an excuse for my flaws but I think knowing that each person has different need of personal space is important, so we don't be so quick to judge and can be more understanding to one another.

"It feels good, girl, it feels good
Oh to be alone with you"

Hear Hozier's To Be Alone here. It's such a beautiful song with so much emotions.

Saturday, September 17, 2016


"do you want it bad?
do you want it bad?
do you want it bad?
baby, do you?
or are you just comfortable?"
Lauv - Comfortable

Friday, September 9, 2016

DIY: Fringe Jeans

Since I was a kid, I have an interest of making/DIY-ing stuff. For example, I used to make my own Barbie's clothes. I know my mom would never bought me those unimportant things unless I score good grades (which also means I have to wait until the semester's over), so I decided to make it myself. I cut my T-shirts and turned them into my barbie's clothes. Not only that, I used to paint my shorts and my T-shirts, I cut my my pants into shorts, I cut my sweater into a beanie. My mom would get angry because sometimes I cut a nice T-shirt or pants or anything that is still in a good condition (you know, kid rebellion). And now that I'm not a kid anymore, I know that money don't grow on trees. But my love for DIY-ing stuff has not died yet. So I have to find another way.
One day, I went to Pasar Baru, accompanying my mom. Then I spotted a section of thrift stores and I knew right away, "this is the answer" because my mom allows me to "destroy" the things I get from a thrift shop.
And that is the beginning of my thrifting journey. Thrifting is not bad. You know, if you look close enough, you might find hidden gems.

(source: @brandymelivilleusa @ireneisgood @miraagile @ameliaelle @aghniapunjabi)

Now on to this DIY. So I have this long straight jeans I found at a thrift store in Jogja. I love the colors and it was still in a good condition. I bought it for IDR 50K (under 5$) which is insanely cheap. the size is too big for me so I brought it to a tailor to downsize it, but it was still a bit too long for me. So I decided to cut it, and made a little twist with adding a fringe effect on the bottom. I see this kind of jeans lately and I kinda loving it. I love custom jeans. It makes you look super unique but at the same time effortless and laid back, because it's jeans.

And today I will show you how to make this DIY fringe hem jeans!

What you need:
- Jeans (flare, wide leg, mom jeans or whatever jeans you want)
- Scissor
- Tweezer

#1: Measure
First, measure how long you would want to cut your jeans. Once you're sure, mark it with safety pins or make a line with chalk or pencil.

#2: Cut
Cut it out with a sharp scissor.

#3: Fringe
Then make a fringe with a tweezer. Jeans are woven fabrics, so that means there are horizontal threads and vertical threads interlacing each other. What you have to do is basically pull the horizontal threads with a tweezer, leaving the vertical threads to make a fringe. Pull the threads to the side to make it easier to come out. Keep doing it until you've reached the length of the fringe that you want.

And now you have a fringe denim on your closet! 
I really love the result. Yes, it needs a little patience, but I swear it will worth the wait.
I hope this tutorial is useful for you. If you happen to make this DIY too, share it with me! I'd love to see your creation ❤︎

Oh, and if you're Indonesian, you can watch the tutorial I made on Youtube. It's in Bahasa ;)
(It can only be played on computer or laptop)


Sunday, August 14, 2016


Favourites Lately: Black + blue jeans

This is gonna be a quick post.
I am so sorry for the lack of updates, I'm doing an internship right now. 
And wow, guys. I just wanna share with you. Working is no joke. I literally fall into my bed the second I reach home. I don't know why but I feel really tired. But it has been a fun experience. I only got 2 months left before I back to uni, so wish me luck. I hope it will go well until the end of the internship program.
Anyway, I hope you guys are all in a good condition. It's been raining a lot lately, the season is changing. So mind your health and don't be sick.
See you on another updates! (I will try to update more frequently)


Sunday, July 3, 2016

A girl made of stardust.

“Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”  
― Rumi

Monday, June 27, 2016

Do It Yourself: Patch Jeans

DIY spirits run wild!
So one day, I saw this jeans from Irene Kim's instagram, and I knew right away that I have to make one for me too. So if you feel the same, you might want to continue reading because I'll let you know how to make this super easy DIY.

First, this is what you need to prepare:

1. Old jeans
2. Patches
3. Fabric glue (I use Delta Sobo Premium Craft & Fabric Glue)
4. Iron

I use two different type of patches for this DIY. One is the iron on type (from , and the other one is the usual type, the kind that you need to sew or glue on (from @makeitwappen).  I'll review and compare these two at the end of this post.
Now to the fun part!

Arrange your patch however you like it to be, to make sure where to put them so you can see how it will turn out before you glue them on.

After you finish arranging the patch, now you can start to glue them one by one and place them to your jeans.
For the iron-on types, you just simply peal the sticker off the patch and place them wherever you want.
And the last step, iron them patches!

That's it. You're done.
It's super easy, it's cute, and it's so unique you won't find it anywhere else.

And now that you've already know the steps, I'll talk about the patches I use for this jeans.
I've used this jeans for a while now and I've already wash it too. I must say I recommend the usual patch more than the iron-on one. The iron-on type, I find it not really stick to the jeans material and it was really easy to fell off. I think it's because you move around a lot in pants, so it makes them easy to fall. But I think it will be great if you put it on bags or laptop case.
As for the other patches, they work well with the fabric glue. They still going strong and won't come off anytime soon. But I do recommend to sew them on the edges to make them look more neat.

Anyway, I really like the final result and here is my way on how to style them.

Semarang Trip

First of all, I supposed to post this Semarang trip a few weeks ago but I didn't have a chance to post it because uni life had been really hectic these past few weeks. I got so many assignments to do. So, sorry for that. But don't worry I'm on a long holiday now! (YEAY)

A few weeks ago, we, Indonesian people, had a long weekend holiday started from Thursday to Sunday. My best friend, Dini, planned to go to Semarang on that holiday and she told me to join in because Semarang is just 3 hours away from Solo with car. We planned to visit our high school friend, Ditha, who go to a university there.

Semarang is beautiful city filled with a lot of vintage, indische empire style buildings. It's the capital city of Central Java province and it has a lot of cool spots to hangout with friends. 
So here are the places we visit on that trip. If you are planning to go to Semarang, you can add this places to you itinerary!

1. Kota Lama (Old Town)
Some people call this area as Little Netherland because there are a lot of historical buildings with the colonial style. Ditha said that Kota Lama is located in the centre of Semarang and one of the main tourist attraction in Semarang. The famous Gereja Blenduk (Blenduk Church) is located in this area too.

In this area, you can find a market that sells unique and vintage stuff such as vintage cameras, old phones, vintage posters, vintage ceramics and porcelains, etc.

2. Spiegel Bar & Bistro

It was located in the Kota Lama area. The bistro takes place in one of the old buildings in Kota Lama. The place are great and cozy, it has a strong european style with a little bit of spooky vibes from an old building. The buildings is two story house, but they only use the first floor for the bistro. The second floor is open for rent. They also have a roof top which is I think would be really good for a small outdoor birthday party with close friends and families.

Spiegel is a german word means mirror. I think that quite explains the big windows they have. For me, that is a plus point. I always love buildings with big windows on it. You can enjoy your meal or coffee while admiring the view outside, or observing people's activities.
The food, though, is not really amusing for us. It tastes pretty regular, nothing special. And the price is a bit pricey. But they have a really good gelato.

3. Tekodeko

And there's another café in the same area, Tekodeko Koffiehuis. It's not far from spiegel. They sells coffee and some other drinks, and they also have choices of snacks and food. The place is really cozy. We went there for a bit because we really tiralking around and we need something to drink. That day in Kota Lama, there's an event called Semarang Night Carnival so we plan to see that too. And we wait for the event to start there.

The drinks are great. I mean, we chose the drinks randomly but we were all satisfied. You should definitely come here if you go around the area!

4. Sam Poo Kong

I would say that this is the most famous tourist attraction in Semarang. Don't ask me why, but I think everytime anyone come to Semarang they will visit the Sam Poo Kong.
Hey, it looks like we're in China!

5. Pagoda Avalokitesvara Buddhagaya Watugong

Another tourist attraction and it's kinda similar with the Sam Poo Kong. China van Semarang 2.0!

6. Kampoeng Semawis

It is a night market, with full of foods! They sell I think almost any type of food. Chinese foods, Indonesian foods, Japanese foods, unique foods, they have it all. I came there and try some foods and it was amazing. Too bad because it is night and there were so many people there, I couldn't take a photo. But I definitely recommend you to come here if you say you love food.

I made a video diary of my Semarang trip on youtube. Give it a thumbs up if you like it and don't forget to subscribe! I will make more videos, so stay tune!