I am, I was, perhaps it’s true, something of a hopeless romantic. Always living some fantasy of a life that wasn’t mine. Sitting next to the window, as the rain pouring my garden, writing letters to men who may or may not exist. I used to think romanticism was a thing meant for foolish little girls, fated to die most likely from a manic fixation of the unsatiated heart or some other equally ostensible death from which I, stubborn headed and bitter as I can be, couldn’t possibly ever suffer from. In some way I may not believe in love, in that desire of wanting or needing other soul. But I may, I knew, deep down, I do believe in happily ever after. It’s a terribly disconcerting of what’s inside the mind of a person, when it comes to the fundamental thing.
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Saturday, 17 September 2016
People said 20s is your golden age. You live in the moment where everything is fascinating. World seems like a great adventure. You travel far from home without being attached on anything. You fail and fall thousand times and somehow you manage to get up and show up. You still able to run 10 kilometers without hurting your knees (yet). The excitement on doing crazy things still on. Your skin still flawless without any lines or wrinkles. It feels like the world is spinning on your core. And after all of that, sometimes you wake up in the morning and realize that everyday you are aging. Deep down you know that one day you’re not in your golden age, you’re in someone else’s. And so what can we do beside to embrace it? To take care what we got in the presence and prepare for the future.
It has been a while since I write anything about beauty and I started to miss it. Weeks ago I got invited to IOMA Paris event. Honestly I never know anything about this brand or trying any of their products before. I heard about it but never get a chance to experience it. In this event they introduce us about their newest skin care innovation, ma crème.
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
I thought about words, sunset, beauty, and tenderness; random things that come across my mind yet it’s hard for me to write them out. My mind travelled to places I’ve been before, brought back memory that somehow touched my soul every time it glimpsed. And when it stopped, and reality caught me back, I realized that everything happened to me in the past, brought me to where I am now. Those things made the way I thought, the way I speak, the way I look into the world. And it’s not only me, it happens to everyone else.
Heart that has been broken over and over again, and soul that has been burned to smoke and ash for the one they loved. Yet they still stand up with scars and give what if left to be given, to the new love they hope to be the one. There’s a beauty in every soul walked across your eyes. There’s a story beneath every laugh and tears. They may look ordinary on the outside, but if you let them talk, hear the story that brought them here, or simply watch them living, you’ll realize that most person are more than just ordinary.
Monday, 20 June 2016
Summer is coming! That yellow intoxicating light that penetrates through the cloud, then it shines through your skin and it left warmness that word couldn’t describe. Sands beneath your feet, sounds of waves and bird. And the smell, salty air, fresh like a cucumber. I could imagine drowning myself to the blue world, sea. Well, I think that’s enough. I didn’t have any plan on going to the beach soon, I don’t even have a holiday (sad).
But, weeks ago Sociolla sent me this cute pouch, which I think, reminded me about summer. This cute yellow pouch is from Armando Caruso- Milan. The design is classic with an interesting fabric which I couldn’t stop to touch. Beside their pretty design, this pouch is big enough for your makeup or anything else you want to put in.
Friday, 27 May 2016
Hours. Minutes. Seconds. Ages. Times are moving in a fast pace, there is no pause button. It’s turning as we grow up. Sun’s down, moon’s up, and we are turning older once again. Wrinkles come, and freckles shows as a reminder where the sun shines through. Tell me about beauty, time when you meet your beloved and get that first liquid joy running through your artery. The moment when your heart is pounding as he looked back into your eyes. I understand that it was one of the amazing feelings that you will always want to bring it back. You wish that you had a pause button, a way to stop the time.
Thursday, 31 March 2016
I would like to share a little bit about my Sociolla shopping experience. I have bought this for a while but I have been busy lately, apologize for that. I am a huge fan of a matte beauty product. Matte lipstick, matte shadows, matte eyeliners, matte powder, matte foundation, pretty much everything matte. It doesn’t mean that sparkle or glittery product is bad but it just not my thing, sorry.
Anyway, I bought a new matte compact powder from one of the well-known brand, The Balm. Like I always said, I am easily get distracted by cute and creative packaging. And The Balm is one of them, of course. It’s not only about colors, or picture but also their product’s name. They are funny and creative.
Friday, 19 February 2016
Tradition is part of Indonesian country. It is more than just a holiday but the meaning behind each of them. I would like to tell you a little bit more about my country. As you can read on my last post, Indonesia has 17,000 islands, with over 3,000 languages are spoken across them. But we unite as Indonesian. One of the unique tradition that we just passed is Chinese Lunar New Year. As Indonesian adopt many cultures, it makes Indonesia an unique country.
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
A country with more than 17,000 islands, of which are 8,000 are inhabited. Over 3,000 languages are spoken across them. But with all diversity they unite as one, called Indonesian. It’s a beguiling country with an amazingly rich nature. It is a land of so many cultures, peoples, animals, sights, artworks, foods, and plants, it’s like 100 countries melded as one. Every island has a unique men, women, and children who live upon it. They have their own tradition, and beliefs. With that, lies mysteries, and secrets passed over generations.
Time moves in a fast pace. Leaving traditions, and thoughts of an old generation. But we live in an extraordinary planet. No matter how far our knowledge goes, we will always find a way back to nature. To the place we all belong. Chemicals are there to help us. They’re invented by those fantastic scientists. But sometimes nature already provides things we need. It has been there, all this time. We just need to take a moment and find.
Tuesday, 2 February 2016
January almost end. First month of the year. The beginning of a chapter. I have seen many people have a list to do in 2016. Something they missed last year, or hopes and dreams they are trying to achieve this year. There is always an exciting feeling to read those lists. I can feel their spirit, wish, hope, and every positive thing in it, and it always good. I used to have that kind of list before. And I am one of them who have fire in me when starting a new year. But months passed, and seasons changing, that spirit is creeping out from my body. By the end of the year I lost all of it. And end up leaving my list sitting at the corner of my room, covered with dust and dried ink. So I stop having New Year list. Now I decided to change my mind, and how I look at the world. I keep hopes and dreams in my heart and never let it go no matter what. I put a goal straight there in front of me with a golden arrow pointing at it. And through the year, I just trying to maximize every second that I passed. Making each day, a moment to remember.