Tuesday, July 28, 2009

life is not always full of colors, is it?

Have you ever felt like you have to be in one place while you actually want to be somewhere else. That's what i feel right now. I want to be here, but I have to be somewhere else soon. I am actually counting the days, literally... every night I feel that I have a day short. Sometimes life is about making choices based on important priorities instead of preference, right?


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wearing: milksoup black top || unbranded white pants || custom made studded shoes

These pictures were taken on my way to the theater to see Public Enemy movie last Monday. It was a lazy Sunday for me, since I had a long day on Saturday playing an MC at the gathering event of Fashionese Daily and then out and about with my girlfriends till 3 am.
By the way, the shoes I am wearing are one of my favorites right now. They were Pour La Victoire knock-ff that I got them made here a few months ago. I first spotted the original ones on Zappos and I wanted them real bad but unfortunately Zappos doesn't ship to Jakarta and my sister in the US refused to do more (make-no-sense) favor for me. But it was a wise decision to have them made here because they only cost me $30, which was way cheaper than what I would have paid if I bought the PLV ones :D. And I can tell you that the shoes were really comfy.

Announcement to make: I am on a diet of fashion blogging right now. I kid you not! If you remember how I fret about how addictive fashion blogging is and how I basically put off lots of work because of it, I am trying to put myself in a more dicipline schedule in fashion blogging, both updating my blog and blog-walking. But I will for sure, do some blog walking today and tomorrow. I seriously miss your blogs. And let's see how long this diet can go on :D




Sunday, July 19, 2009

white for peace and love

Dear lovelies,
I am back from my two week job-related trips. Finally I can resume my blogging activities. But just a day after I came back to the capital, a sad and upsetting thing happened

Last Friday morning a tragic event happened in my beloved country. Two bombs blasted at two hotels that were located close to each other. It claimed 9 lives and injured many. I know that it wasn't the first time a bomb exploded in my country. But for more than five years, this kind of tragic event never happened again. I thought, well, many thought that those dark days were behind us. We were wrong, because it once again happened and shattered the lives of many. I was sooo upset and could not comprehend how people could bear such hatred in their heart that enabled them to do such an evil thing. I don't know what message they wanted to deliver, but one thing for certain, the violent way they picked was not and will not be an effective one. They might have thought that they did it for a good cause, but what kind of good cause could justify the lost of lives and the peace of a nation? None! I hope that the people will not be affected by the fear they tried to spread. Because if we are affected, then they win. And we don't want that to happen.

So, in light with the tragic happening, I chose to wear white this weekend. White as the symbol of love and peace.


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wearing: white romper i bought in a market in Bali || yellow nine west 'heather' shoes || f21 scarf


These photos were taken on my way to see Harry Potter this afternoon. Although it was pretty good but I didn't think it was as good as the last one(s). The story and conflicts were good but I was expecting more actions. Oh well... But it was still entertaining nonetheless.

Oh wait, I forgot to mention that I was featured in fashionjinx a little while ago. Check out their blog, it's like all fashion blogs in one blog.



Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Way I Am

Hi Folks,
Sorry for the lack of update. The day after I got back from my vacation in Bali was back into my busy days. Work, work and work. In fact, right now I am in Jogjakarta to give training for teachers on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights for (diffable) young people. Will be in Jogjakarta till the 12th and then I will continue my trip to Bali for a similar training. Since the photographer is not with me, I can't have my pictures taken :D.

On the side note, just want to say a little bit about fashion blogging. When blog walking I usually like to read comments people leave for bloggers. Most of the comments were usually nice, but sometimes there were some nasty ones too. Those nasty comments always make me wondering how people could be so rude in judging people, because I personally think that if you don't have anything nice to say then it will be better if you don't say anything. Isn't it what nice (educated) people do? Isn't there a principle of interacting with other people (you know or you don't know)? Better yet, if you don't like someone's face or blog, you can just easily leave the blog in one click. As simple as that, right? I guess some people don't think so. Some people just have a miserable life that makes them want to take it on other people to make them feel better about themselves. I never received a nasty comment before until this afternoon. Wait, it's not just one but three nasty comments! But I am so sure that it was one person who wrote those nasty comments. How? Because the subject this person wrote about and the language this person used are exactly the same. This person said that I am an ugly person and am trying too hard. This person also suggested me to get a plastic surgery to improve my face before I put my photos on my own blog. Wow.... really, this person makes me imagine how beautiful she/he might be. Maybe this person is even as beautiful as a Miss Universe that she/he feels to have the rights to insult other people. Can you imagine any other purpose this person have when she wrote those comments other than to make me feel down and feel bad about myself? Too bad, IT DOESN'T WORK! I am a person who never care about my body image. I never submit myself to a single standard of beauty. I believe that people are different and unique. Some people are tall, some are short, some have round face, some have oval face, some are fair skinned and other are dark skinned and so on and so forth. But to me, they are all beautiful in their on way. And as for myself, I accept myself just the way I am. I love my body and my face and I am proud of myself. So for the person who wrote the comments, consider yourself lucky to have a beautiful face, but I consider myself luckier for having a brain and use it for nice things in life (for instance, I don't need to put people down to feel better about myself).

So, let me apologize to you, nasty comments giver, because I am here to stay. And you will be seeing a lot more of me (if you still want to waste your life visiting my blog). It's a free world if you haven't noticed. Everyone has the rights to have their own blog and put up their photos on it regardless how they look. Have a nice day!

For all the nice folks out there. I don't have current pictures of what I wore to put up on my blog. But I do have some pictures (with cheesy poses as usual *LOL*) from few weeks ago that I forgot to post. Here they are:


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wearing: unbranded white shirt and floral skirt || trhifted pale pink blazer || unbranded shoes || urban outfitter necklace


I actually received two awards from Adela of the pinkchampagne and another one from faboo of faboomadness. I suppose to pass those award to other bloggers, but I haven't snatched the pics of the awards from the blog. I promise I will do it soon.