January 31, 2014

Quote of the day

"Do not raise your children the way your parents raised you; they were born for a different time."

-Ali bin Abi Taleb-


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Reading // I've been fully attached to the world of fanfiction for the past months because it's a whole lot easier to do than reading novels. You don't have to bring those thick books around, you just need your phone and a slight internet connection lmao. Hitchcock is going to be the death of me. Shu (yes I finally knew the author's name yippie!) is a one true genius author. I've been waiting for so long to have such thrilling plot like Hitchcock to be up on the internet. I'm so done with fluffy Taoris, I /need/ angst. And everytime I log in to my AFF account and get a notification of Hitchcock's update, my heart beats way too fast omo >< It's really worth the shot guys, really!

Watching // Last night for the first time ever I finally felt like a real teenager ha! Since today is Chinese new year, me and my friends decided to watch a movie. Tara and I have been waiting for its premiere which was two days ago. It's none other than the super hilarious Comic 8. Tara is a mad fan of stand-up comedians and this movie casts are played by those people. It's supposed to be an action movie about bank robbery but much expected it's actually full of laughters. I suppose I have seen the story plot somewhere in American movie before and Comic 8 is like its parody version but let's just focus on their stupidity. Definitely a must-watch movie for you all.

Thinking of // University's major! It's red code already and I haven't even got the final decision huhu T^T And school is going to be very, very, very busy for the next months so I think I'll be going on a hiatus. Those includes blogging routine too. I don't think I'll be able to blog regularly like I used to. Really, school consumes most of my time! :( Whenever I reach home, I quickly open my laptop and do homeworks and final year projects and istg there're just sooo many of them! And by this too, I'm closing my sponsorship section for indefinite time~

Wearing // School uniform. Lol. Nah I'm just kidding. I start loving dresses somehow. I think it's time for my feminine side to show itself. It's much better to go somewhere wearing casual dress or simply skirts. Tbh it's tiring to walk for hours in jeans. And it's not good for us, women, right? So I often opt for dresses recently. Just like what I wore for last night's #girlsnightout. It's one of my favourite dress. Stops right a bit above my knees, and the cuttings is lovely. The bottom doesn't flare and it's good because I don't want to attract and wandering eyes aww >,<

Listening // So I think I'm way too late in this Frozen thingy (blame school for that!) but I just happened to love Let It Go, haha. Tbh Elsa's version of the song touches me better. The lyrics are slightly different. But still, I find this song very strong and thoughtful. The Monster by Eminem ft. Rihanna is also currently on top of my playlist!

Loving // Will I sound pathetic for loving my new routines as a final year student? Pmsl. Seriously I've been so distracted by my real life this time, not the other way around. I didn't sign in to Twitter for 3~4 days straight due to my try out. It was probably much longer than that because I can barely find enough spare time to check on my social media aside from Instagram lmao xD But I've been enjoying it so far. It's not that bad anymore and it's going to end soon by the end of April sooo I'm trying my best to make the best effort.

Post inspired by Ilene of Much Love, Illy.

January 14, 2014

Album review: Miracles In December by EXO-M

Remember this post when I talked about my Growl album? Now I'm going to talk about EXO's album again haha! Back in late November 2013, SM announced EXO's upcoming comeback on releasing a Christmas album at the end of the year called Miracles in December. And I was terribly mad at SM—like I always do, tbh—because the thing about EXO releasing any kinds of album will lead to me buying each one of them. I love collecting something and collecting their albums is what I'm currently doing. I know it's just a music album, duh. All bands and singers in this world have at least one of their own. But with EXO, it's totally different, at least for me. I can't seem to ignore the kpop stores that were up on my ass offering me to buy albums through them and fml I was afraid that hyung would mock me because I COULD'VE JUST DOWNLOADED THE ALBUM FROM ITUNES YO—or even listen the songs from YouTube. But that's not my style. That's not how I roll. In the end I saved up for 2 weeks and told mom I was going to buy an album. She was so surprised to hear the price of the album (in the end I only paid for IDR 220K) because she said that the price was so expensive for an album which only has 5 (it's 6, but 1 is instrumental) songs in it. Well fortunately that's true but I never care anyway.

The fun thing about collecting Korean albums is there's a plenty of "small joy" that you can't get in Hollywood albums. Like photo cards and photo book official from the company inserted along with the album. The rush of blood when I slowly open the package and secretly hoping that I would get any of my bias' photo cards, and the squealing and dumb laughter when I look at the photo book—it's always so much fun! I spend half an hour everytime I get EXO's latest album and I even can't stop looking at Growl for 2 days I mean DUDE IT'S SO THICK FULL OF SINFUL porn PICTURES OF EXO. Speaking of that, I guess I'm so lucky when I buy the albums I mean the last time I bought Growl, I got EXO-M ot6 *awkward dancing* and this time of Miracles in December I got LORD HUANG ZITAO omg I mean he's my ultimate bias and I was thinking how many albums I have to get before finally getting Zitao's photo card I was kind of desperate when I first bought XOXO because I got Kyungsoo but then traded it with hyung so I got mine Yixing. BUT then I bought MID and Zitao's photo card popped up like it was being shoved into my face lmao.

I can only recognize the 我爱你们 part yay

Still don't get the idea of this...

Cries because his hand writing is so messy T^T

I feel so blessed haha I mean guh I can't describe my feelings when I open the box and it was so nerve-wrecking because the snowball card was turned upside down and the first thing I looked is the green part which contains his message and for the love of god I can recognize that hand writing even in the Afterlife seriously Zitao has his very own style. But I doubt that one belongs to him tho as you can see on the card his isn't that hard to read despite the fact that it's Mandarin. The one in the last photo would most likely is Kris' lmao his scribbles are just so messy I don't understand this man I guess that's the perks of knowing 3 languages with 3 different alphabets (English, Korean, and Mandarin).

See you on the next post! xx

January 02, 2014

Ain't so bad

Wow, we're already living our life in 2014 is this even possible??? lol How's your day, people? It's getting pretty exciting isn't it? New years always bring positive atmosphere for me and my family. It's like we're being reborn for once again and all our pasts get buried deep down making us focus only to our future ^^ I celebrated the new year eve with my family minus my old brother. He couldn't go home this time due to his college exams, sigh. I've missed him terribly bad :( I went to (as always) Jakarta, stopped at the highway with other civilians during midnight with all roads covered by the cars only to watch the calm and cold night skies getting lighten up by the fireworks soon after :D It was a magical sight and I love it when all buildings launched their fireworks altogether at the same time when the clock stroke on 12 o'clock. I really hope someone would sing Katy's Fireworks when it happened because that would be sooo epic, ha! (ง'̀-'́)ง

I brought along my camera at that time, but then I realized it was running out of battery so I didn't record anything or even take pictures of us :( I happened to record the fireworks party using my phone though. I'm trying my best to post them on Instagram soon ><

Went to Hana's surprise party today for her 18th birthday along with other Jakuen kids. Oh my God I can't believe it that my darling is already 18 years old it feels like yesterday she just turned 17 ಥ_ಥ It was a very quick plan and since I was so bored and school starts in less than 4 days, I thought this would be my last time to have fun with them (well, not really the last time). It feels good to be able to work behind the lens again. I mean, after I got discharged from Jakuen, I can't seem to find enough time to take photographs again. And even after few months not taking photos for these kids, I feel like it's still my obligation to do that. It's like a natural habit for me~ And please bear for the photos I took so many selcas here odg ;__;

The birthday girl!

Lmao told you I took so many selcas haha because YOLO. Ah I really miss my active days at Jakuen. Now that we're all final year students which means no more time for any club activities because all of our free time should be used to study and study. Thank you so much for everyone who takes part on this. I'm forever in love with you (yep, no matter how fucked up we used to lmao).

Anyway I got this sweet mail from Julia from Eternal Girl the other day asking me if I would feature one of her handmade accessories. Few weeks ago I got the package and quickly fell in love with it! >< I rarely wear necklaces because I can't seem to find one that suits all my outfits but this, oh this, gotta love this for few months ahead! It was hard for me to choose which one for myself because all the designs are so lovely and beautiful, they're all handmade, which is another plus point for me ;D


As you can see, I got myself the key one. I was going to choose for something blue because the whole world knows how I'm madly in love with anything blue. But then I was thinking that this key necklace will reserve as the key to my heart (sense the poetic aura?). Yep, that's how I finally picked this lovely necklace ;D Millions of thank you, Julia for sending me one of your beauties. Me likeeeyyyy :D

Until next post! xx