an endnote at the end of the year
wishing you all a very prosperous and joyous 2016!

remember that happiness is relative and things do get rough once in a while, but everything do get better somehow. don't be too hard on yourself but set your aim high. eat well, travel often. love many, expect less, say yes to opportunities. forget all the painful things and embrace those dearest people close. be kind, be kinder, be the kindest. be bold, be brave, be your own person. you are beautiful.

let's start this new journey together. loves, tannya xx

See You in 2016!

12/30/2015

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an endnote at the end of the year
wishing you all a very prosperous and joyous 2016!

remember that happiness is relative and things do get rough once in a while, but everything do get better somehow. don't be too hard on yourself but set your aim high. eat well, travel often. love many, expect less, say yes to opportunities. forget all the painful things and embrace those dearest people close. be kind, be kinder, be the kindest. be bold, be brave, be your own person. you are beautiful.

let's start this new journey together. loves, tannya xx
definitely been a while
november was weird. it started off jolly and ended up abruptly with a bad news. my baby bro just had his birthday on 1st and we gathered with a box of pizza and coke along with long movie marathon. it was really nice. after he got his job awhile ago we haven't had time to sit together and just talk. mostly we arrived home exhausted and sleep without even saying good nights.

the rest of november went pretty smooth. except that i fell terribly ill on third week due to the change of weather and headache. also one day that contained all series of bad luck (super shitty).

last week, dad's sister passed away. i have kind of mixed feelings for her. she's my least favorite person in the entire family. she used to badmouth me a lot. saying things about me i never ever done or judging me by how sloppy i lived back then (still is. infp problems). but she's the mom of my favorite cousin in which we basically unseparated during childhood. i politely declined invitation to the burial ceremony. dad went there.

although i feel nothing on her death, i still found myself sent some prayers. maybe it'll heal my relationship with her. i don't know.

i'm not anyone's favorite and i don't like to mingle with my big family. maybe my death someday will bring this kind of feeling on my nephews and nieces. i just hope they'll be nice enough to send me prayers.

why am i so hopeful.

anyway, those cute cute star wars lego is an installment i saw when i'm going out last sunday. they're just really cute and i think i'll just drop them here. sorry if i have to accompany such cute stuffs with gloomy post. hopefully this last month of the year going to be a better one. i'm going to have vacation after christmas! can't wait! x

Star Wars Lego // Life Lately

12/01/2015

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definitely been a while
november was weird. it started off jolly and ended up abruptly with a bad news. my baby bro just had his birthday on 1st and we gathered with a box of pizza and coke along with long movie marathon. it was really nice. after he got his job awhile ago we haven't had time to sit together and just talk. mostly we arrived home exhausted and sleep without even saying good nights.

the rest of november went pretty smooth. except that i fell terribly ill on third week due to the change of weather and headache. also one day that contained all series of bad luck (super shitty).

last week, dad's sister passed away. i have kind of mixed feelings for her. she's my least favorite person in the entire family. she used to badmouth me a lot. saying things about me i never ever done or judging me by how sloppy i lived back then (still is. infp problems). but she's the mom of my favorite cousin in which we basically unseparated during childhood. i politely declined invitation to the burial ceremony. dad went there.

although i feel nothing on her death, i still found myself sent some prayers. maybe it'll heal my relationship with her. i don't know.

i'm not anyone's favorite and i don't like to mingle with my big family. maybe my death someday will bring this kind of feeling on my nephews and nieces. i just hope they'll be nice enough to send me prayers.

why am i so hopeful.

anyway, those cute cute star wars lego is an installment i saw when i'm going out last sunday. they're just really cute and i think i'll just drop them here. sorry if i have to accompany such cute stuffs with gloomy post. hopefully this last month of the year going to be a better one. i'm going to have vacation after christmas! can't wait! x


title: crimson peak
country: united states
director: guillermo del toro
release date: october 16th, 2015 (imdb link)
i never really thought that it's actually hard to keep up with my promise to myself, which is to review every movies i watched this year. be it new or revisited ones. truthfully, i watch quite a lot of movies in a week, given my job. not to mention some movies i watch on tv during midnight. but i guess i'll just do my best to review everything. be it sooner, or later.

got time to watch this work of art (more on that later) just last sunday. three of us, all woman, along with countable number of audiences in the studio, bravely sitting for the movie. not knowing the horror which would greet us in the next two hours...

warning, review may contain spoiler.

the movie; this movie got me queasy all over due to the score, which amazingly amplified the thrill, and the shock it induced by the sudden appearance of ghosts in their gore glory here and there. not much if you're a horror fan. but if you're like me, who is easily curious yet unprepared for creepy stuffs, might think all of the visualizations are scary. in other note, the cinematography is beautiful. hauntingly beautiful. classic golden age yet ethereal. if you love literature, you'd love this movie. it has a slight resemblance with jane eyre --also played by mia wasikowska.

the casts; shamelessly raising my hand whenever people ask who come to watch it because of tom hiddleston. i'm such a sucker for him??? also charlie hunnam which is so much of an eye candy (i dislike his hair here though). mia, oh, mia. what should i say about you? you're kind of stuck playing this type of character --damsel in distress woman who halfway turned into the brave heroine of her own story-- do you? jessica chastain is almost unrecognizable and her performance was stellar. i have this thought that she built the movie herself. but the other casts also delivered enjoyable convincing performances. and it's also nice to see pacific rim alumni, charlie hunnam and burn gorman.

the story; edith cushing (played by mia) defined it, "it's not a ghost story, but it's a story with ghosts in it." at a glance, it might seem like a ghost story. but it's rather not. it's a story which the ghosts played important part in it. ghost is metaphor of the past, the memory that tied the living with who they become. the key to unlock the story. one lovesick daughter finding solace upon the death of her father in the arms of a mysterious man. come to a faraway red blooded land into a daunting rotten house with dark past. things got darker towards the end. the visualizations might came a little disturbing but brave through. it's beautiful. too beautiful to look away. wrapped in amazingly well-written story. well done, del toro.

the fashion + setting; "i'm so doomed." i whispered to myself on the beginning of the movie. edith in white long gown with long curly blonde hair soaked in blood. aesthetics. all of her dresses are beautiful golden age flared and flowy dresses here and there. accompanied by numbers of men in sharp coats and tuxedos. all those curly and wavy hairstyles are love. the sharpe's manor is also wonderfully made. the house bleeds, breathes, and remembers.

overall; if you're a literature fan who would love to go to watch a well crafted movie as if it pops out of the book page, this one's for you. i almost have no objection to this movie other than it marathoned my heart out and mia's somewhat bland acting. it's beautiful and haunting.

rating; 8 out of 10

oh the three of us came out of the studio in gasps. the movie wrought us out due to it's extensive sudden in-your-face ghosts appearance. most of the audiences too haha (cue i didn't sign up for this!)

Crimson Peak

10/27/2015


title: crimson peak
country: united states
director: guillermo del toro
release date: october 16th, 2015 (imdb link)
i never really thought that it's actually hard to keep up with my promise to myself, which is to review every movies i watched this year. be it new or revisited ones. truthfully, i watch quite a lot of movies in a week, given my job. not to mention some movies i watch on tv during midnight. but i guess i'll just do my best to review everything. be it sooner, or later.

got time to watch this work of art (more on that later) just last sunday. three of us, all woman, along with countable number of audiences in the studio, bravely sitting for the movie. not knowing the horror which would greet us in the next two hours...

warning, review may contain spoiler.

the movie; this movie got me queasy all over due to the score, which amazingly amplified the thrill, and the shock it induced by the sudden appearance of ghosts in their gore glory here and there. not much if you're a horror fan. but if you're like me, who is easily curious yet unprepared for creepy stuffs, might think all of the visualizations are scary. in other note, the cinematography is beautiful. hauntingly beautiful. classic golden age yet ethereal. if you love literature, you'd love this movie. it has a slight resemblance with jane eyre --also played by mia wasikowska.

the casts; shamelessly raising my hand whenever people ask who come to watch it because of tom hiddleston. i'm such a sucker for him??? also charlie hunnam which is so much of an eye candy (i dislike his hair here though). mia, oh, mia. what should i say about you? you're kind of stuck playing this type of character --damsel in distress woman who halfway turned into the brave heroine of her own story-- do you? jessica chastain is almost unrecognizable and her performance was stellar. i have this thought that she built the movie herself. but the other casts also delivered enjoyable convincing performances. and it's also nice to see pacific rim alumni, charlie hunnam and burn gorman.

the story; edith cushing (played by mia) defined it, "it's not a ghost story, but it's a story with ghosts in it." at a glance, it might seem like a ghost story. but it's rather not. it's a story which the ghosts played important part in it. ghost is metaphor of the past, the memory that tied the living with who they become. the key to unlock the story. one lovesick daughter finding solace upon the death of her father in the arms of a mysterious man. come to a faraway red blooded land into a daunting rotten house with dark past. things got darker towards the end. the visualizations might came a little disturbing but brave through. it's beautiful. too beautiful to look away. wrapped in amazingly well-written story. well done, del toro.

the fashion + setting; "i'm so doomed." i whispered to myself on the beginning of the movie. edith in white long gown with long curly blonde hair soaked in blood. aesthetics. all of her dresses are beautiful golden age flared and flowy dresses here and there. accompanied by numbers of men in sharp coats and tuxedos. all those curly and wavy hairstyles are love. the sharpe's manor is also wonderfully made. the house bleeds, breathes, and remembers.

overall; if you're a literature fan who would love to go to watch a well crafted movie as if it pops out of the book page, this one's for you. i almost have no objection to this movie other than it marathoned my heart out and mia's somewhat bland acting. it's beautiful and haunting.

rating; 8 out of 10

oh the three of us came out of the studio in gasps. the movie wrought us out due to it's extensive sudden in-your-face ghosts appearance. most of the audiences too haha (cue i didn't sign up for this!)



braving the storm for this shit. 200% worth it

i'm a sucker for food truck event. mainly because i've been hooked by this heavensent delicacy. but last sunday i was in the mood for trying something new so i opt for these cute black buns.

it was windy as hell when i arrived by afternoon. practically holding on for the sake of my little body to their truck. it was horrid. but slowed down as the night approaching. sadly it was quite empty. as if not many people knew that there was food truck event just the outside of the mall.

i ordered brand me. black buns with chicken strip and mushroom glazed in special fat belly sauce. it was heaven. so much heaven. for around $4 you get what you paid and so much more. the strip is crunchy yet soft inside. well done. the mushroom were fresh and the sauce is too yummy for words. the buns were somewhat too dry (i somewhat thought it's common for black buns?) and i wish they'd roast them for a while. but damn i'm so going to order for other stuffs. they have bacon!!!!

note: about the black buns, they mixed the dough with bamboo charcoal so they have black color. same with colored noodles and pastries, but it rather contributes nothing for the taste.

Fat Belly Indonesia Food Truck Parade

10/08/2015




braving the storm for this shit. 200% worth it

i'm a sucker for food truck event. mainly because i've been hooked by this heavensent delicacy. but last sunday i was in the mood for trying something new so i opt for these cute black buns.

it was windy as hell when i arrived by afternoon. practically holding on for the sake of my little body to their truck. it was horrid. but slowed down as the night approaching. sadly it was quite empty. as if not many people knew that there was food truck event just the outside of the mall.

i ordered brand me. black buns with chicken strip and mushroom glazed in special fat belly sauce. it was heaven. so much heaven. for around $4 you get what you paid and so much more. the strip is crunchy yet soft inside. well done. the mushroom were fresh and the sauce is too yummy for words. the buns were somewhat too dry (i somewhat thought it's common for black buns?) and i wish they'd roast them for a while. but damn i'm so going to order for other stuffs. they have bacon!!!!

note: about the black buns, they mixed the dough with bamboo charcoal so they have black color. same with colored noodles and pastries, but it rather contributes nothing for the taste.




THE COSPLAYERS





NIGHT SHOTS AND VIDEO





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sept 13th, jak-japan matsuri 2015
it's been a while. coming to japanese event like this always reminded me of my childhood and youth. days filled with getting home quickly after school and woke up early sunday morning to watch all the animes. also days of me trying to memorize and understand my favorite bands' lyrics, which made me decide to pursue degree in japanese literature.

looking back, it seems like such a distant past.

every time going to see matsuri, i felt like transported back to my younger years. time stopped and things going on just okay. an escapade in form of another culture. i can just sit at the pavement, eating takoyaki, listening to cover band music, and all my troubles seem so far away. no worries at all.

maybe i left my innocence there. in this period of time where the only thing i worried about is how to wake up early to watch sunday morning cartoon.

Jak-Japan Matsuri 2015

9/18/2015

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THE COSPLAYERS





NIGHT SHOTS AND VIDEO





A video posted by tannya (@tannyaaditya) on

sept 13th, jak-japan matsuri 2015
it's been a while. coming to japanese event like this always reminded me of my childhood and youth. days filled with getting home quickly after school and woke up early sunday morning to watch all the animes. also days of me trying to memorize and understand my favorite bands' lyrics, which made me decide to pursue degree in japanese literature.

looking back, it seems like such a distant past.

every time going to see matsuri, i felt like transported back to my younger years. time stopped and things going on just okay. an escapade in form of another culture. i can just sit at the pavement, eating takoyaki, listening to cover band music, and all my troubles seem so far away. no worries at all.

maybe i left my innocence there. in this period of time where the only thing i worried about is how to wake up early to watch sunday morning cartoon.
filler post. sorta
photo taken sometime ago when i was (finally) making trip to major street in jakarta, gatot soebroto (equivalent to new york's wall street). working in a less hectic region of jakarta have made me used to less traffic, less time to commute from work, and so on. but one day, having an appointment in such business region in jakarta made me have to commute there.

guess what, all those traffic jam made me crazy. i barely cannot stand 1,5 hour to commute to work, let alone all those long traffic jam since 6 am in the morning that my friends from outer jakarta have to face everywhere on their way to work. kudos and props, but i am so done.

somewhere while waiting for the bus, i snapped this photo. trying to avoid the long march of various vehicles on the street, i look at the sky. 

in other note, a bingsoo would be nice.

other things:
finally an iphone i covet after 5s
seeing kim kardashian in (sorta) new light
that blanket of snow, tho. also photo goals with the torii
missing those young, innocent days
more like a guide to dreamland
things you'll only see on streets of jakarta. i swear i can attest to 70% of that. not that this city is weird, it's just different lol
it just hits too close to home

have a great weekend, everyone!

A Look at the Sky

9/11/2015

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filler post. sorta
photo taken sometime ago when i was (finally) making trip to major street in jakarta, gatot soebroto (equivalent to new york's wall street). working in a less hectic region of jakarta have made me used to less traffic, less time to commute from work, and so on. but one day, having an appointment in such business region in jakarta made me have to commute there.

guess what, all those traffic jam made me crazy. i barely cannot stand 1,5 hour to commute to work, let alone all those long traffic jam since 6 am in the morning that my friends from outer jakarta have to face everywhere on their way to work. kudos and props, but i am so done.

somewhere while waiting for the bus, i snapped this photo. trying to avoid the long march of various vehicles on the street, i look at the sky. 

in other note, a bingsoo would be nice.

other things:
finally an iphone i covet after 5s
seeing kim kardashian in (sorta) new light
that blanket of snow, tho. also photo goals with the torii
missing those young, innocent days
more like a guide to dreamland
things you'll only see on streets of jakarta. i swear i can attest to 70% of that. not that this city is weird, it's just different lol
it just hits too close to home

have a great weekend, everyone!

donburi ichiya. lippo mall puri @ the st. moritz
off for quick fix of japanese food last weekend. been meaning to go here since my friend heavily raved their dishes. my verdict? it was pretty nice.

i'm always a fan of seafood and i find their aburi salmon don with mayo (above) tasted decent. the torched salmon was half raw, but yummy and somewhat juicy. definitely not fishy. i quite like it. the mini portion above was just right for small (yet often) eater like me. but i kinda find their vegetable fritters is somewhat dry.

the restaurant is nice. kind of reminds me of small restaurants in japan as i usually seen on people's traveling photos. they play some old japanese songs too.

definitely coming back to try their other menus!

Donburi Ichiya Lippo Mall Puri

9/04/2015

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donburi ichiya. lippo mall puri @ the st. moritz
off for quick fix of japanese food last weekend. been meaning to go here since my friend heavily raved their dishes. my verdict? it was pretty nice.

i'm always a fan of seafood and i find their aburi salmon don with mayo (above) tasted decent. the torched salmon was half raw, but yummy and somewhat juicy. definitely not fishy. i quite like it. the mini portion above was just right for small (yet often) eater like me. but i kinda find their vegetable fritters is somewhat dry.

the restaurant is nice. kind of reminds me of small restaurants in japan as i usually seen on people's traveling photos. they play some old japanese songs too.

definitely coming back to try their other menus!
august in a nutshell -- sort of
august was hectic. no doubt. i briefly caught my breath and, bam! it's september already. time is passing too fast. so here's what's august have been to me.

it's a little after ramadhan and it's time for the weddings! syawal, the month after, has been to be known as the good month to hold the marriage. so far i've been attending three weddings in july-august. everything's been lovely and nice and full of happiness! managed to meet some of the old friends and ex-coworkers during the events. just amazing. judging from the bunch of invitations i just got, seems like the wedding march won't slow down anytime soon.

that. godly. masterpiece. how do i even start? tvxq released their special album in mid-july and it's all sorts of wonderful. all the classic sounds along with some edm tunes are just perfect. been in my heavy playlist since then.

also, august was the month of me catching up with some old friends. be it on the weddings, or some simple meetups. and never enough. being the pack of hectic people we are, not to mention some have been lived someplace far, it's pretty hard to find time in which we can gather together just for some catch up session. but i'm glad we managed to meet in august. looking forward to more meetings and catch ups in september!

how's your august?

p. s. i swear my duckface is unintentional! sorry for that ._.


August Moments

9/02/2015

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august in a nutshell -- sort of
august was hectic. no doubt. i briefly caught my breath and, bam! it's september already. time is passing too fast. so here's what's august have been to me.

it's a little after ramadhan and it's time for the weddings! syawal, the month after, has been to be known as the good month to hold the marriage. so far i've been attending three weddings in july-august. everything's been lovely and nice and full of happiness! managed to meet some of the old friends and ex-coworkers during the events. just amazing. judging from the bunch of invitations i just got, seems like the wedding march won't slow down anytime soon.

that. godly. masterpiece. how do i even start? tvxq released their special album in mid-july and it's all sorts of wonderful. all the classic sounds along with some edm tunes are just perfect. been in my heavy playlist since then.

also, august was the month of me catching up with some old friends. be it on the weddings, or some simple meetups. and never enough. being the pack of hectic people we are, not to mention some have been lived someplace far, it's pretty hard to find time in which we can gather together just for some catch up session. but i'm glad we managed to meet in august. looking forward to more meetings and catch ups in september!

how's your august?

p. s. i swear my duckface is unintentional! sorry for that ._.



panorama house by moon hoon
i suppose there's always that childish side within everyone. that playful, less-serious, let's have some fun in daily basis. so do i. growing up, i want a two-story house, one for public, one floor above for privacy, preferably with firefighter pole or slide! come on, surely i'm not the only one dreaming to have a slide inside the house?? imagine all the fun you'll have with your kids, even if you're the adult one. a friend of mine once joked he'll fill the lower floor with water just for the sake of poolhouse fun (please don't try that at home. and yes, punpunpunpun!!!)

i stumbled into this beautiful architecture in south korea longtime ago. admiring how the architect could blend staircases, slide, and bookshelves so neatly in the house without sacrificing space. as seen with the bedroom-adjacent-study room just underneath. from the top of the slide, you can also see window to a small living room. screen for movie projector almost hidden in sight for movie night. isn't it just a winner?

"the key was coming up with a multi-functional spaces. the multi-use stair and slide space brings much active energy to the house. not only children, but also grown-ups love the slide staircase," says moon hoon, architect of panorama house.

things i love:
// the slide! i'm dying to try. looks small for adult though.
// the bookshelves lined with the stairs. that's what i call neat. i already imagine lines of my comic books being displayed there.
// the maximum usage of narrow sides yet long facade. perfect for tight space or if you have a property in the hill. by that, you can see amazing view from everywhere in the house.
// that facade! the design makes it somehow look 3D!

what do you like from this house?

photos by huh juneul. as seen at dezeen.

Spaces I Love 03

8/12/2015


panorama house by moon hoon
i suppose there's always that childish side within everyone. that playful, less-serious, let's have some fun in daily basis. so do i. growing up, i want a two-story house, one for public, one floor above for privacy, preferably with firefighter pole or slide! come on, surely i'm not the only one dreaming to have a slide inside the house?? imagine all the fun you'll have with your kids, even if you're the adult one. a friend of mine once joked he'll fill the lower floor with water just for the sake of poolhouse fun (please don't try that at home. and yes, punpunpunpun!!!)

i stumbled into this beautiful architecture in south korea longtime ago. admiring how the architect could blend staircases, slide, and bookshelves so neatly in the house without sacrificing space. as seen with the bedroom-adjacent-study room just underneath. from the top of the slide, you can also see window to a small living room. screen for movie projector almost hidden in sight for movie night. isn't it just a winner?

"the key was coming up with a multi-functional spaces. the multi-use stair and slide space brings much active energy to the house. not only children, but also grown-ups love the slide staircase," says moon hoon, architect of panorama house.

things i love:
// the slide! i'm dying to try. looks small for adult though.
// the bookshelves lined with the stairs. that's what i call neat. i already imagine lines of my comic books being displayed there.
// the maximum usage of narrow sides yet long facade. perfect for tight space or if you have a property in the hill. by that, you can see amazing view from everywhere in the house.
// that facade! the design makes it somehow look 3D!

what do you like from this house?

photos by huh juneul. as seen at dezeen.

dem lippies and a little story

my late mom used to have beauty salon post 2000. she's the master of hair crafting and makeup applying. i remember of not having to go to salon to cut my hair and my mom really took good care of them. so black and sleek and shiny. so many ladies and gents came to have their look transformed and every single customer always stepped out of her salon happily. people used to say that my mom was a prodigy. and damn she was.

everytime i see stashes of makeup, i remember my childhood on how she always put them all on the table along with those brushes and hair tools, me tiptoeing to see all of them while she applying those to the customer. she was her brightest and her happiest when she's in her zone. all smiles and bits of laughter. oh how i love her.

my late mom was a woman of perfect eyebrows and red lips. those kind of mold my makeup choices today. she rocked bold ruby woo and well-arched set of brows. her skin, oh her skin. she took very good care of it to her last day. glowy, supple, and bright. she's the embodiment of woman's woman.

the only regret i have to today was she left me too early before she could pass all of her mad skillz to me.

i have dark lips (either because i'm too lazy to apply lipbalm or silently picked 1-2 of mom's lipsticks, secretly applied them and forgot to wash them afterwards). so it's kind of tricky to find good lipstick with enough pigmentation to cover them nicely. red lipstick is my to-go because it's pretty much fail-safe and pretty wearable for daily use. here are some reviews of the above.

yves saint laurent rouge pur couture in 205 prune virgin. i got it from giveaway by park & cube (blogged here worn here). rarely worn because it's kind of unsuitable for day look (and muggles said i look like as if i just ate a baby alive haha). but i wear it when i'm too lazy to wear eyeliner because it instantly make you look more dramatic. the finish is matte in the kind of red i always see my mom wears back then. so this lipstick always brings out nostalgia. (judging by the packaging, i really don't take care of it well sighs)

tonymoly delight tony tint in 02 red. finally gotten more lip conscious by this year (!!!) and this was my first acquisition. always so curious to try this one since many reviews said it's pretty much the best lip tint available. it does nothing to conceal the dark edges but magically lit the my lips to natural shade of red and instantly make my face looks more fresh. worn daily. wore off after eating and drinking though so i have to reapply.

wet n wild in bare it all. upon knowing how affordable wet n wild lipstick is, months ago i randomly asked a friend whether she had one. and she recommended me to get bare it all for nude so i buy it not too long after. i was aiming for brown, mocha lips but this one is more to pink-ish. my lips but better but a shade lighter. it's really wearable for daily use though i don't wear it often. perhaps going for mocha-licious shade for the next acquisition.

nyx soft matte lip cream in monte carlo. this particular series is da bomb in pretty much everywhere. most of my friends in town own at least one shade. but my dark lips always prevent me from buying one! after long research, i decide to buy monte carlo. application can be quite tricky as i tend to find it smudge rather easily before they dry.

currently i'm eyeing between max factor lipfinity in so glamorous, wet n wild in mochalicious or spiked with rum, la splash lip couture in latte confession or rose garden, and more nyx. i'm interested in drugstore products. any suggestion?

*my late mom passed away because of breast cancer in 2002.

Ever Growing Lipstick Collection

7/27/2015


dem lippies and a little story

my late mom used to have beauty salon post 2000. she's the master of hair crafting and makeup applying. i remember of not having to go to salon to cut my hair and my mom really took good care of them. so black and sleek and shiny. so many ladies and gents came to have their look transformed and every single customer always stepped out of her salon happily. people used to say that my mom was a prodigy. and damn she was.

everytime i see stashes of makeup, i remember my childhood on how she always put them all on the table along with those brushes and hair tools, me tiptoeing to see all of them while she applying those to the customer. she was her brightest and her happiest when she's in her zone. all smiles and bits of laughter. oh how i love her.

my late mom was a woman of perfect eyebrows and red lips. those kind of mold my makeup choices today. she rocked bold ruby woo and well-arched set of brows. her skin, oh her skin. she took very good care of it to her last day. glowy, supple, and bright. she's the embodiment of woman's woman.

the only regret i have to today was she left me too early before she could pass all of her mad skillz to me.

i have dark lips (either because i'm too lazy to apply lipbalm or silently picked 1-2 of mom's lipsticks, secretly applied them and forgot to wash them afterwards). so it's kind of tricky to find good lipstick with enough pigmentation to cover them nicely. red lipstick is my to-go because it's pretty much fail-safe and pretty wearable for daily use. here are some reviews of the above.

yves saint laurent rouge pur couture in 205 prune virgin. i got it from giveaway by park & cube (blogged here worn here). rarely worn because it's kind of unsuitable for day look (and muggles said i look like as if i just ate a baby alive haha). but i wear it when i'm too lazy to wear eyeliner because it instantly make you look more dramatic. the finish is matte in the kind of red i always see my mom wears back then. so this lipstick always brings out nostalgia. (judging by the packaging, i really don't take care of it well sighs)

tonymoly delight tony tint in 02 red. finally gotten more lip conscious by this year (!!!) and this was my first acquisition. always so curious to try this one since many reviews said it's pretty much the best lip tint available. it does nothing to conceal the dark edges but magically lit the my lips to natural shade of red and instantly make my face looks more fresh. worn daily. wore off after eating and drinking though so i have to reapply.

wet n wild in bare it all. upon knowing how affordable wet n wild lipstick is, months ago i randomly asked a friend whether she had one. and she recommended me to get bare it all for nude so i buy it not too long after. i was aiming for brown, mocha lips but this one is more to pink-ish. my lips but better but a shade lighter. it's really wearable for daily use though i don't wear it often. perhaps going for mocha-licious shade for the next acquisition.

nyx soft matte lip cream in monte carlo. this particular series is da bomb in pretty much everywhere. most of my friends in town own at least one shade. but my dark lips always prevent me from buying one! after long research, i decide to buy monte carlo. application can be quite tricky as i tend to find it smudge rather easily before they dry.

currently i'm eyeing between max factor lipfinity in so glamorous, wet n wild in mochalicious or spiked with rum, la splash lip couture in latte confession or rose garden, and more nyx. i'm interested in drugstore products. any suggestion?

*my late mom passed away because of breast cancer in 2002.
missing the beach and its glorious wave
things i recently discovered..

// this blog is getting more and more monotone day by day. it's not my intention at all. it's just that my daily activities are also getting boring and monotonous. i guess i really need holiday.

// bought my first nyx soft matte lip cream in monte carlo and it looks so good on my dark lips, i can't even?? i popped my nyx cherry with a great acquisition! honestly i've tried many shades and not much that can cover my dark lips. i bought monte carlo out of the blue and i'm loving it! my kind of red! anyone wants a review? (maybe along with some lippies collection i have. still need to master that flatlay shot tho)

things i looking forward to..

// speaking of holiday, there's another office outing plan for the next month and we'll be going to another lovely beach this time! things are still under discussion so i couldn't disclose much but fingers crossed we'll make it this time!

// eid holiday! just because i can take a break from work hahaha i'm going to enjoy this empty city so much.

hope y'all have a great holiday or summer break! i'm going to revisit some old movies in the meantime. and i seriously can't wait for ant-man!

Of Discovered And Looking Forward

7/14/2015

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missing the beach and its glorious wave
things i recently discovered..

// this blog is getting more and more monotone day by day. it's not my intention at all. it's just that my daily activities are also getting boring and monotonous. i guess i really need holiday.

// bought my first nyx soft matte lip cream in monte carlo and it looks so good on my dark lips, i can't even?? i popped my nyx cherry with a great acquisition! honestly i've tried many shades and not much that can cover my dark lips. i bought monte carlo out of the blue and i'm loving it! my kind of red! anyone wants a review? (maybe along with some lippies collection i have. still need to master that flatlay shot tho)

things i looking forward to..

// speaking of holiday, there's another office outing plan for the next month and we'll be going to another lovely beach this time! things are still under discussion so i couldn't disclose much but fingers crossed we'll make it this time!

// eid holiday! just because i can take a break from work hahaha i'm going to enjoy this empty city so much.

hope y'all have a great holiday or summer break! i'm going to revisit some old movies in the meantime. and i seriously can't wait for ant-man!

title: minions
country: united states
director: kyle balda, pierre coffin
release date: june 17th, 2015
one of the perks of living in indonesia is you can see most blockbuster movies ahead of its release in some countries (thanks to the fight piracy policy). minions is one of them. i didn't go all the way to watch despicable me and despicable me 2 on the cinemas because i only enjoy the minions. so once i know that they finally have their own movie, i just have to watch that! oh, you don't want to hear me recite their dialogues from all three trailers. trust me. i watched them repeatedly over the months.

warning, review may contain spoiler.

the movie; i watched the movie twice in one weekend. all resulted in lower abdominal pain due to excessive laughing. all jokes (mostly slapstick) delivered nicely in all of its pg rating glory. the colors are vibrant. that tone of yellow is so cheerful. everything is made of what cartoon movie should be. also the languages used by the minions, so creative! polyglot people should love this.

the casts; gotta say i really love sandra bullock's voice. so sultry yet so evil! and the minions......... okay let's just say please deliver bob to my house because i want it so bad ;_; (gotta stop here or else this part will only contain me spazzing about minions omg)

the story; the premise is plain simple. minions travel the world --i quote it-- to find the biggest, baddest villain to serve. i really like the way they try to incorporate the history in it. twisting famous tales with a touch of minions. brilliant. somehow i kind of feel a wee tinge of disappointment in 5/6 part of the movie because the action seems to go downhill. but they managed to close the film nicely. gotta love the credit title animation!

the fashion; i find it cute that we can see minions in different style such as troops, ancient, vampire, etc. and when they finally wear the iconic denim overall, it's just cute cute cute! also i have to say that i dig scarlet and herb's style. i can picture many women dressing as scarlet in the upcoming halloween already! and herb's suit is just dashing!

overall; a nicely executed family movie. i'm so pleased to watch this movie in cinemas in which i can laugh along with the audiences over minions' antics and let my imagination run wild over what those yellow blobs were saying. did it meet my expectations? gotta say so. did i enjoy it? very! grab your ticket and watch it now!

rating; 7.3 out of 10

Minions

7/02/2015


title: minions
country: united states
director: kyle balda, pierre coffin
release date: june 17th, 2015
one of the perks of living in indonesia is you can see most blockbuster movies ahead of its release in some countries (thanks to the fight piracy policy). minions is one of them. i didn't go all the way to watch despicable me and despicable me 2 on the cinemas because i only enjoy the minions. so once i know that they finally have their own movie, i just have to watch that! oh, you don't want to hear me recite their dialogues from all three trailers. trust me. i watched them repeatedly over the months.

warning, review may contain spoiler.

the movie; i watched the movie twice in one weekend. all resulted in lower abdominal pain due to excessive laughing. all jokes (mostly slapstick) delivered nicely in all of its pg rating glory. the colors are vibrant. that tone of yellow is so cheerful. everything is made of what cartoon movie should be. also the languages used by the minions, so creative! polyglot people should love this.

the casts; gotta say i really love sandra bullock's voice. so sultry yet so evil! and the minions......... okay let's just say please deliver bob to my house because i want it so bad ;_; (gotta stop here or else this part will only contain me spazzing about minions omg)

the story; the premise is plain simple. minions travel the world --i quote it-- to find the biggest, baddest villain to serve. i really like the way they try to incorporate the history in it. twisting famous tales with a touch of minions. brilliant. somehow i kind of feel a wee tinge of disappointment in 5/6 part of the movie because the action seems to go downhill. but they managed to close the film nicely. gotta love the credit title animation!

the fashion; i find it cute that we can see minions in different style such as troops, ancient, vampire, etc. and when they finally wear the iconic denim overall, it's just cute cute cute! also i have to say that i dig scarlet and herb's style. i can picture many women dressing as scarlet in the upcoming halloween already! and herb's suit is just dashing!

overall; a nicely executed family movie. i'm so pleased to watch this movie in cinemas in which i can laugh along with the audiences over minions' antics and let my imagination run wild over what those yellow blobs were saying. did it meet my expectations? gotta say so. did i enjoy it? very! grab your ticket and watch it now!

rating; 7.3 out of 10

at this moment, i am...
listening to urban zakapa's uz album! it's so cheerful and happy, not the usual of their gloomy tracks. a change i definitely would embrace! do listen below!

inspired by cup of jo's article on saying thank you. though it's not a thing that's spoken loudly in my family, it's definitely in how you express your thankfulness in actions. y/y?

learning to accept that maybe i've been living in the wrong place and the wrong time but i definitely can make it right. wrote a short note in indonesian language here.

reminiscing about the days when my skin was super duper okay. no blemishes, discolorations, even zits! damn puberty ruined it all for me.

enjoying this new tony moly tony tint delight! wasn't expect this to be so nice on my dark lips but it turned out to be okay. it makes my face looks fresh!

loving the school holiday period! because it means less traffic jam and less hostile bus environment in daily basis. praise the government! haha

reading "bumi manusia" (this earth of the mankind) by pramoedya ananta toer. time to start reading on my country's novels! things i've been avoiding over the years because it's always somewhat between cheeky-cheesy, and too deep. really have to admit that i rarely read anything beside mangas and japanese literature (and harry potter).

wanting to make playlist at least once a month. but then realized that i rarely listen to anything but tvxq and k-pop on the past year hahaha maybe someday. idk. also i want (more of i need) a new pair of sneakers/slip-ons for work.

working on mini project of a watch-together concert in weeks to come. excited to work on fandom thingy after such a long time!

quoting ian maclaren's "a thought to help us through these difficult times: be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." i know. i do think it was plato's.

hope everyone is having a great week! x

At This Moment

6/17/2015

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at this moment, i am...
listening to urban zakapa's uz album! it's so cheerful and happy, not the usual of their gloomy tracks. a change i definitely would embrace! do listen below!

inspired by cup of jo's article on saying thank you. though it's not a thing that's spoken loudly in my family, it's definitely in how you express your thankfulness in actions. y/y?

learning to accept that maybe i've been living in the wrong place and the wrong time but i definitely can make it right. wrote a short note in indonesian language here.

reminiscing about the days when my skin was super duper okay. no blemishes, discolorations, even zits! damn puberty ruined it all for me.

enjoying this new tony moly tony tint delight! wasn't expect this to be so nice on my dark lips but it turned out to be okay. it makes my face looks fresh!

loving the school holiday period! because it means less traffic jam and less hostile bus environment in daily basis. praise the government! haha

reading "bumi manusia" (this earth of the mankind) by pramoedya ananta toer. time to start reading on my country's novels! things i've been avoiding over the years because it's always somewhat between cheeky-cheesy, and too deep. really have to admit that i rarely read anything beside mangas and japanese literature (and harry potter).

wanting to make playlist at least once a month. but then realized that i rarely listen to anything but tvxq and k-pop on the past year hahaha maybe someday. idk. also i want (more of i need) a new pair of sneakers/slip-ons for work.

working on mini project of a watch-together concert in weeks to come. excited to work on fandom thingy after such a long time!

quoting ian maclaren's "a thought to help us through these difficult times: be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." i know. i do think it was plato's.

hope everyone is having a great week! x






that late trip to ikea alam sutra 
being that lazybum-anti-mainstream-girl i am, i didn't jump on the bandwagon to do the great migration to ikea alam sutera when it opened late 2014. i will never understand how people always want to be the first to see opening of a venue/shop/outlet/whatever. it's so crowded i can't even breathe omg n o p e . and lbr, after few reviews saying that the lingonberry jam isn't available there, i was kinda disappointed. so yeah, the trip would have to wait.

so there i was, coming for the first time to the most raved housewares and furniture store all of my fave bloggers talked about. impressions? it was massive, yet so beautifully arranged. they made me want to sit on every couch available, touch all the sheets, basically they made me want to explore everything. and they made me want to buy everything. how come? it's as if they crafted each section in detail. left nothing abandoned. i feel like i've been transported to sweden all of a sudden.

in short, i was impressed.

probably the downside is that we have to queue for so long to get the infamous swedish meatballs (we gave up halfway) and how indonesians are too lazy to clean up after their mess (it's written in every table but everyone ignored it. no surprise). so we just headed downstairs for the ice cream instead. it's so yummy.

i ended up bought nothing but i made up a long list in my blue sheet. future things to buy. how's ikea in your country looks like? (please spoil me on the lingonberry jam. i'm so curious yeah)

{ gifted cardigan // uniqlo tank top and jeans // h&m bag }

An Afternoon At Ikea

5/29/2015






that late trip to ikea alam sutra 
being that lazybum-anti-mainstream-girl i am, i didn't jump on the bandwagon to do the great migration to ikea alam sutera when it opened late 2014. i will never understand how people always want to be the first to see opening of a venue/shop/outlet/whatever. it's so crowded i can't even breathe omg n o p e . and lbr, after few reviews saying that the lingonberry jam isn't available there, i was kinda disappointed. so yeah, the trip would have to wait.

so there i was, coming for the first time to the most raved housewares and furniture store all of my fave bloggers talked about. impressions? it was massive, yet so beautifully arranged. they made me want to sit on every couch available, touch all the sheets, basically they made me want to explore everything. and they made me want to buy everything. how come? it's as if they crafted each section in detail. left nothing abandoned. i feel like i've been transported to sweden all of a sudden.

in short, i was impressed.

probably the downside is that we have to queue for so long to get the infamous swedish meatballs (we gave up halfway) and how indonesians are too lazy to clean up after their mess (it's written in every table but everyone ignored it. no surprise). so we just headed downstairs for the ice cream instead. it's so yummy.

i ended up bought nothing but i made up a long list in my blue sheet. future things to buy. how's ikea in your country looks like? (please spoil me on the lingonberry jam. i'm so curious yeah)

{ gifted cardigan // uniqlo tank top and jeans // h&m bag }






the long radio silence this time sponsored by the broken laptop and the broken work pc. i already have two posts in the draft but because i couldn't edit my photos, i couldn't post them. bad news aside, i'm back with new post for spaces i love! been on the low radar lately but i've pinned some beautiful spaces in my pinterest for future posts. can't wait to share them with you!

i'm a sucker for studio type. i see a room without partitions as comforting and open (there's this theory of blood type o people as the one with many locks on the door yet open to one huge room without any partition. well, i kinda can relate). i always dream to have one studio for me to work in, a huge open space with little nook on the side by the window to rest for a while, and big long table to lay things out and do all the DIY's on. this studio of a pair and a spare has everything i want and need! i like how geneva also showcase her DIY and put it to use. and bits of green in concrete jungle added nice refreshing touch.

things i love:
// the whole DIY spirit that literally build this space. from the hanging rope shelves to sturdy table with concrete block as legs. everything seems so buildable and i think, you can make your own version of this studio at home!
// the black and white rug. i covet!
// the bare ceiling gave the studio some kind of raw touch but also keep it polished with white paint.

for more pictures and video, heads on to the post! what do you like from this space?

*photos courtesy of a pair and a spare.

Spaces I Love 02

5/19/2015







the long radio silence this time sponsored by the broken laptop and the broken work pc. i already have two posts in the draft but because i couldn't edit my photos, i couldn't post them. bad news aside, i'm back with new post for spaces i love! been on the low radar lately but i've pinned some beautiful spaces in my pinterest for future posts. can't wait to share them with you!

i'm a sucker for studio type. i see a room without partitions as comforting and open (there's this theory of blood type o people as the one with many locks on the door yet open to one huge room without any partition. well, i kinda can relate). i always dream to have one studio for me to work in, a huge open space with little nook on the side by the window to rest for a while, and big long table to lay things out and do all the DIY's on. this studio of a pair and a spare has everything i want and need! i like how geneva also showcase her DIY and put it to use. and bits of green in concrete jungle added nice refreshing touch.

things i love:
// the whole DIY spirit that literally build this space. from the hanging rope shelves to sturdy table with concrete block as legs. everything seems so buildable and i think, you can make your own version of this studio at home!
// the black and white rug. i covet!
// the bare ceiling gave the studio some kind of raw touch but also keep it polished with white paint.

for more pictures and video, heads on to the post! what do you like from this space?

*photos courtesy of a pair and a spare.

april, as presented by this potato
// so i failed to watch fast and furious, but i compensated myself by watching avengers: age of ultron twice. t w i c e. review coming soon but i guess by the amount of watching (and such shit-eating grin above), you can tell that i enjoyed it, right?

// the long radio silence got me thinking a lot. mostly in terms of family and relationship. it amazed me somehow that by not saying anything and basically shutting my world from any interaction unless the necessary ones could reveal so much of those who still stay around you despite whatever, those who only come to you when they need you, those who only use you, etc. wow, i need to do this more often.

// i made a mental note to go outside of the city (or just wander someplace new, far from concrete jungle) at least once a month. the recent trip to bogor made me realize that despite how much i said to myself that i didn't need such recharging activity with short trip, my body, mind, and soul need it. let's make plans!

// so i finished season one of arrow and currently watching the flash. both are equally awesome. i might going to start digging more dc comics in the future.

// i finished daredevil on netflix! it's so so good i'm going to cry ehmehgerd. i remember just a week ago i was such a repudiate bitch against the idea of watching it. but then out of boredom i started to watch it. the next thing i know, i finished the whole 13 eps in four days. such a great reminiscence of the raid. and that old boy reference on 2nd eps? major win. i'm having my second rerun now. everything is so badass and painful and oh my god so good it hurts to my core. go watch it if you haven't or still contemplating. do it now.

hope everyone's may will be awesome!

April

5/01/2015

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april, as presented by this potato
// so i failed to watch fast and furious, but i compensated myself by watching avengers: age of ultron twice. t w i c e. review coming soon but i guess by the amount of watching (and such shit-eating grin above), you can tell that i enjoyed it, right?

// the long radio silence got me thinking a lot. mostly in terms of family and relationship. it amazed me somehow that by not saying anything and basically shutting my world from any interaction unless the necessary ones could reveal so much of those who still stay around you despite whatever, those who only come to you when they need you, those who only use you, etc. wow, i need to do this more often.

// i made a mental note to go outside of the city (or just wander someplace new, far from concrete jungle) at least once a month. the recent trip to bogor made me realize that despite how much i said to myself that i didn't need such recharging activity with short trip, my body, mind, and soul need it. let's make plans!

// so i finished season one of arrow and currently watching the flash. both are equally awesome. i might going to start digging more dc comics in the future.

// i finished daredevil on netflix! it's so so good i'm going to cry ehmehgerd. i remember just a week ago i was such a repudiate bitch against the idea of watching it. but then out of boredom i started to watch it. the next thing i know, i finished the whole 13 eps in four days. such a great reminiscence of the raid. and that old boy reference on 2nd eps? major win. i'm having my second rerun now. everything is so badass and painful and oh my god so good it hurts to my core. go watch it if you haven't or still contemplating. do it now.

hope everyone's may will be awesome!
A Wordsmith.