Wednesday, August 26, 2009

twilight

bercakap-cakap dengan senja
katanya siang tak pernah mau menunggunya
dan malam selalu meninggalkannya
dan waktunya tak panjang
ia mati muda saban hari...


twilight spoke to me
she said the day never waits for her
and the night always leaves her
and her time is never long
she dies young every day...


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wearing: only i snake print dress and belt || navid o nadia red pumps || unbranded bangles


folks, please do check out only i online store. i guarantee that you will ooh and aah to see her vintage items, vintage renewal and brand new pieces that she made. i did. and not just ooh and aah, i also ordered quite a few pieces and i can tell you that they were of good craftmanship. seriously, the cute girl (Cindy of diamondhurts) behind the label is a very talented person. you should also check her blog here. she's also nice. she handles her clients very personally and she even threw in some freebies in the package. woohooo!!!


Sunday, August 23, 2009

short weekend...

...in shorts.

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wearing: tya et tiara top || h&m shorts || forever 21 belt || bcbg sunglasses || unbranded polkadot wedges from a market in thailand


the aforementioned title really represents my feeling. i felt that the weekend was really short. before i knew it, it's already monday. just when i really was enjoying my weekend downtime, away from the craziness of weekdays works. yes, i've been really busy lately, on my last days in this country. i came here for work assignment around a year ago. now, a year passed and it's time for me to go back to NYC, a place where i've been residing for almost a decade. still have some work that i need to finish up before i leave and i also have to pack. the last one was the most depressing thing. after all the traveling i've done, i thought packing would be easier. but definitely not! packing is never easy. especially with my stuff scatters around the house. i came with two luggage. but in the course of a year, those two have multiplied rampantly. clothes, shoes, accessories, books, dvds, knickknacks. arghhh...i only have three weeks left, hopefully it's enough for me to stuff everything in my luggage.

but on top of everything, with the passing of a weekend means my time here is getting shorter. and that makes me sad. this place is where i hope i could live in but the circumstances are not on my side right now. someday, hopefully someday...


Monday, August 17, 2009

pablo neruda on polaroids...

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those lines are from the last verse of Pablo Neruda's poem titled DON'T GO FAR OFF, NOT EVEN FOR A DAY. Here is the complete poem:

Don't go far off, not even for a day, because --
because -- I don't know how to say it: a day is long
and I will be waiting for you, as in an empty station
when the trains are parked off somewhere else, asleep.

Don't leave me, even for an hour, because
then the little drops of anguish will all run together,
the smoke that roams looking for a home will drift
into me, choking my lost heart.

Oh, may your silhouette never dissolve on the beach;
may your eyelids never flutter into the empty distance.
Don't leave me for a second, my dearest,

because in that moment you'll have gone so far
I'll wander mazily over all the earth, asking,
Will you come back? Will you leave me here, dying?


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wearing: CBGB man t-shirt || nyla gray skirt || unbranded leopard print tights || forever 21 gray oxford shoes

this is actually the first time ever for me to wear leopard printed item. never have the gut before. but the tights are as far as I can go for now *grin*. thanks to sassy for encouraging me to wear leopard printed clothing :).

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

$26

Shorts: $4
Boybeater: $2
Shoes: $20
Fishnet stockings: Free, courtesy of Toko Dua Amoy (still got another freebies from them. can't wait to show them off :D )
Dream catcher inspired necklace: Free, courtesy of Only I

Feeling fabulous but cheap: priceless!

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wearing: nevada shorts || lilu original white boybeater || custom made wedges || fishnet stockings from toko dua amoi || necklace from only i


Yesterday was my lil' sister's 1st wedding anniversary. Actually she wanted me to take her pre-wedding photos, but I was out of the US at the time. So, to make it up, we did a without-preparation 'trash the dress' photo session in two locations. One was at Five Point in Long Island City and the second one was in Central Park. The photo session took only around 4 hours for both locations (which were quite a distance from one another). Here are some of the photos I took:


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To my sister and my brother in law: Happy first anniversary! I love you both.




Wednesday, August 5, 2009

jaded

Yes...I am feeling a little bit jaded lately. I've got tons of work, went to lots of events (mostly Queer Film Festival), hung out with friends and other supposedly fun activities. But I still feel jaded. Not sure why.

Anyways, beside getting my photos taken, I also like to take photos. Photography has been my passion since I was in college and tho' I decided not to pursue it as a profession but I did have some of my photos published in international magazines and national newspaper. But that was waaaay back then, when DSLR cameras were not on the scene yet. Now, it was just my hobby that sometimes I pick up but sometimes I leave out. Depending on my mood, really. But when I feel down or bored or sad, I would just pack up my stuff and go on a trip and take photos. It would make me feel better. Really, I find solace in taking photos.

Here are some photos I took:


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While I am at it, here are som photos of I what I wore last weekend:

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wearing: h&m striped top || unbranded red skirt || black socks (forgot where from) || kenzie brown wedges


ooo....how i wish I knew how to pose....