Monday, August 7, 2017

it's time to

Hi there!
I apologize for the lack of updates despite of my unemployment right now, haha. As much as I want to fill this space up, unfortunately it's not on the top of my priority list. I've been working on a lot of things I'd rather keep to myself, and I'm glad I'm slowly breaking out of my shell.
You may notice some changes on this blog (yep, the one I haven't worked on yet...). I'll be responsible and finish it sooooon, promise!
I'm currently in Kuala Lumpur, and will be spending some more time here before I reunite with Jakarta's traffic jam. It's been a nice change of pace so far :-)
Meanwhile, please enjoy some shots taken on my esrly days here,

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'til next time!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Your image and Your likeness

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It's
not that I don't know what to say;
In fact, I have too much to tell.
Stream of thoughts running on my mind at the moment, just like I always do.
It doesn't make me feel I'm a pretentious thinker, all I know is it makes me miserable, this realization of me thinking about my way of thinking.

To simply "stop overthink" means to block my senses from working, which I strongly oppose.
I took years defining my perception and learning to appreciate all sorts of sensations.
I don't want to become a dull adult. I want to feel, and dwell in it.

The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.
I don't want boundary, so I'm inhaling everything.
The good, the bad, the in between. Nothing is wrong, nothing is right.
It depends on one's perception.

But whose?
Mine? Yours?
The people I know? The people I know but I don't care? The people I care of but I shouldn't?

The art of knowing is knowing what to ignore.
Excuse me, I'm going back to meditating. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

keeping warm


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The plan that day was to explore Thong Lor, in search of a bakery Yuli's sister told us beforehand. It rained while we were having lunch at the usual Thai eatery nearby, luckily it turned to light drizzle by the time we walked to the bus stop.
I wonder if I had Thai tea that morning...if I didn't, I probably had bought it the next day.

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Waiting for the downpour to stop at BTS Ekkamai. If I remember correctly, it was the following weekend of the passing of king Bhumibol Adulyadej. The entire nation wore monochrome to express condolencewhich reminds me I once made a huge mistake regarding dress code, which I'll explain next time.

The ads at MRT/BTS replaced by message of sympathy. I saw boxes of black ribbon left for anyone to take on the street, my coworker even handed out black ribbon for us to wear at work. The connection between a king and his people was a fascinating sight that felt almost surreal,

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Endless steps and not a sight of the bakery's existence. Of course we were hungry after a long, splashy walk to Thong Lor. A lot of Japanese expat resides at Ekamai, so there are rows and rows of Japanese restaurant around the area. We hopped into one, secretly praying that it had reasonable price. It was! Two broke students ate in delight.

Long story short, after asking around in hand gesture combined with more walking in the rain we found the said bakery. The cloudy weather affirmed our plea to have much-needed rest, so after we got off the bus we made our mind to a random Thai massage parlour and had a 60 minute foot massage.

To this day, I can say that was one of the best decision I've ever made in my life.

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Somehow we didn't stop there. Before going home, we visited TCDC at The Emporium shopping mall. Per this month, it has moved to the Grand Postal Building near to our then apartment. That's why during that time they had an exhibition of TCDC future planning for 2017.

They were having a leather strap workshop behind the exhibit space. The fee was reasonable, so naturally we signed up and as usual ended up as the last people leaving. Went inside the lounge and had information overload at how broad their book and material collections were. Too bad we didn't stay long as it was nearing the closing time,
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It was roughly two weeks before the departure to our home country. I remember an overwhelming poignant feeling of wanting to preserve all the comfort I felt during my brief stay. Thus I started documenting everything more intensely (it was already constant picture snapping before, picture my camera roll filled with this kind of photo).

Time flies, especially when you are on a roller coaster ride.
Please excuse the bombardment of stories about my life in Bangkok scheduled for next few weeks, because my memory capacity is running low and I'm worried that I will lose trace of important details. I'm only anxious about everything, after all...

Thursday, April 13, 2017

anything today

I was so close clicking the Publish button for this post until I had to give my laptop up for several days due to hinge problem, and so began my days without an object I'm attached to (went great, I even finished a book). All is good now 🌼

Just passed a week pressed with so much anxiety.

Still baffled on how I finished my pre-thesis defense unharmed, maybe that's why 7 days after and I still refuse doing any kind of final project related work ;;
It's been months spending my time mostly at home and I can't complain, I love being inside my peaceful nest. Only thing that bothers me is the downfall of my gregariousness. All that years spent brushing my zero social skills.... my teenage self wouldn't really be proud.

Oh well, still better than having the wrong company all the time.
Meanwhile, some snaps from my phone:

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1. Though taking care of them is somewhat painful and bothersome, the boost of self-confidence after putting cute earring on my piercing is worth it

2. My fortunate ass won this pretty Alexandra Grecco tulle skirt and I couldn't be any happier! I asked people which color should I pick and everyone's choices opposed mine. Thankfully in the end I went along because that    color is pERFECT. The tax costed me a broken heart though so I will definitely treasure it

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3. Uni's 3d Print lab window was foggy and out of nowhere some irresponsible students wrote Mimi there. To this day I still wonder what Mimi means... A brave friend of mine saw the opportunity and quickly wrote Peri besides. Mimi Peri. Hehe (does that makes us responsible because we finished what they started?)

4. A very glamorous job, sanding carton into shapes. Sweeping all the dust afterwards was even more glamourous hahaha

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5.Dusk seen from my window so beautiful it ended my procrastination. My working (and basically everything) spot is in front of the window so I can get all the sunlight and sometimes, scenery like this. Recently it rained a lot too, which helps set up the mood, to sleep even longer...

6. I'm hooked on aromatheraphy ever since I moved back to my house. Looking at the whole room filled with light is a serene experience, note to self: be careful not to fall asleep and leave the candle burning ;;

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7. Satisfying in taste and appearance wise, brownies I ordered from a friend! /mouth waters/

8. Wooden elephant stopper I only had the chance to use recently. Bought it two years ago at Jepara during uni trip because I wanted to bring their famous wooden carving craft home but I'm broke so I resorted to buy something small instead


The and.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

instead of doing responsibilities, let’s just breathe

I woke up from the sound of downpour this morning.
The rain was so heavy but because I planned to stay home lazing all day, I consider it as a serendipity.

Which brings my musing back to the day with identical weather, only I was outside.

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After missed its closing hour the day before, we finally arrived at Ananta Samakom Throne Hall.
Initially, I wanted to revisit Vimanmek Mansion as it left such an impression on my 17-year-old self the first time I visited Bangkok, but at the time it was closed for renovation (wow such a fate).

Nevertheless, the throne hall is just as beautiful, in a grand way!
Please note that woman are required to wear long skirt/dress to enter. Wasn't aware of it until a resident staff told me, sometimes it's useful having the determination to dress up for the occasion.
No recording devices were allowed inside the hall. So, after the tour, by the time wehttps://www.instagram.com/yyyulianasari/ took these photos it started raining hard. Everyone scattered around trying to find shelter. Eventually, two of us and bunch of other unfortunate tourists had to share a space near the hall entrance.

It was hot and humid; even a commotion happened where a girl accidentally stepped on another girl's foot and although it didn't look that bad, the victim kept acting like any physical contact with stranger caused her chronic illness. At last we found a space spacious enough to sit and watched them arguing for don't know how long hahah.

After some time, the rain finally stopped.
Making splashes from the puddle, we excused ourselves and made our way farther to Jim Thompson House.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

you will always be

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This was my second time to Batu Secret Zoo, so the whole day was mostly spent with observing the details I missed during the first visit (2014). To my surprise there were a handful! Including Safari Farm which allows visitors to ride open roof Jeep and witness how animals there behave when they have associated Jeep coming equals to food. In short, I've never been that close with so many overly eager Mesofaunas (Φ ﻌ Φ)

Tried some of the theme park attractions, too! All of which gave me nightmare haha.
I think my subconscious is trying to erase my memory of the haunted house because little I can remember about it other than it's equipped with never ending hall and walking with squinted eyes while being sandwiched by nine other people wasn't enough to conceal my fear (or am I just that weak). I've decided to stick to reading and watching anything supernatural-related only afterwards, thank you.

And the roller coaster, let's just say I never knew that I had that much urge to live inside. All the sky-throwing rides I've ridden for my whole life can't compare to this loopless ride and its structure creaking on every turn (͘๑̊/﹏\)

The weather was nice that day so all the animals came out for the sun. Still an enjoyable visit, even after the  additional entertaining thrills. Maybe because your companion matters?
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