Selasa, 31 Januari 2017

Source of Unhappiness is Just A Point of View

It's such an enlightement. Ugh.
I've finally discovered that, actually, humanbeing is conditioned to be unhappy, as soon as they grow up and being labeled 'adult'.


Or even as a teenager, following the education system in Indonesia.

Here's why:

As an adult, we're being blamed for everything we are. 
"You are lazy when you're young, that why your life is ruined now."

Reality is: time is relative and you can release all the effects if you want. Even if you have a dark, lousy childhood, or you failed at school, or you lost a lot of friends, hey, you can always get a new pal, you can turn the light on and smile! You're not your circumstances. Go ahead, make any change you want!

We're restricted and being asked to limit ourselves. 
"Now live your life, have a job, gain money, get married, raise a child or two, send them to school, make them successfull. Don't dream too high, you're already 30."
Actually: NO ONE HAS ANY RIGHT TO CLOSE YOUR OPPORTUNITIES! You're 40 and suddenly after a stellar movie marathon, you want to be an astronaut. Then, be it. Just remember, greater things come with greater responsibilities. ;) 

Be fake. Be stress. Be difficult.
"Maintain your image. Have a great attitude, be cool. Follow the rules and trends, be safe. Mind your joke, mind your words. Don't cry, try to smile even if you're sad."
Are you insane? Should you always hold your tears and never burst laughing, well, a psychologic therapy will help you, pffft. Seriously, people? If you always try to be safe and secure, be a robot and live in the cave. Be authentic. Wear bright polkadots even if all adults around you are wearing sleek linen blouse in pastel colours. Because you're nothing without your you-ness! And, express your feeling! Don't stop crying just because you're a male. Don't hesitate to speak your mind just because you're a wife. Or so. That's too complex for a happy life. 

Don't be childish. 
"Grow up. Stop listening to kid's folksong and don't watch Barney. Don't read all those illustrated science books. Pay your bills and decide what to do in the future!
Hey. Everyone needs a cure and relaxation. And, anyway, if you stay stressfull about the future, nothing good is coming to you. Really. Let me say that, actually, you need A LOT of childhood's media's exposure. In the end, they are mostly talk about loving people, loving yourself, and manners. Because adult has lack of manner and kindness.

Oh, geez. Now I know why I'm always attracted to kid's products. Because they're colourful and bright. And why adults are so frustated? Culture has separated adulthood and childhood as a prison. Like, you'll lose your freedom and authenticity. You don't have to! Be healthy, people! Be HAPPY !

Anyway. Happy February 1st ! 
 

  

Kamis, 26 Januari 2017

My Superpowders


Name these items! What are they?  

TA-DA !


They're my superpowder team
It's my toothpaste, my dry shampoo, my weekly face mask, and, oh, actually, I forgot to take a picture of the other superpowder : my deodorant! 

The deodorant that literally only consists of...pure baking soda. Single ingredient product, huh? ;) 
Yet, it's even more effective than all deodorants in store! 

Anyway, talking about the others: 

My toothpaste is baking soda & activated charcoal mixed up into a powdery weapon. Add a little water or dip a wet toothbrush into it and you'll get a proper toothbrushing experience. No foam. But, no fluoride and parabens and such, too. 

Dry shampoo was made of cornstarch and cacao powder. That's all! And whenever I feel greasy on my crown (read as: black jungle on the head), just use a kabuki brush to apply. It works like magic !

Face mask? Yes. From rhassoul clay! Sometimes I add up a little sprinkle of activated charcoal to clean up my blackheads. Yes, it is actually give an impact, y'know. Bye, pore pack era ! 


By the way, here's a picture of city reality : 

 

(feeling guilty? no? yes?)

Selasa, 24 Januari 2017

Lupi Lupi


I met this sugar-sugar at a university field where I have to attend a sectional viola rehearsal. Anyway, she is sooooo playful that morning, and magically I successfully captured proper pictures of her! :D

So, I named her Lupi Lupi (with no specific background, as usual) and just wanna share the happiness of meeting her yesterday! ;D

Minggu, 15 Januari 2017

Why Being Vegetarian Means A Lot of Fun


Years passed me by so quickly.
Counting again, it's been my 3rd vegetarian years. Well, not a flawless period, folks. I've switched from pescaterian, to ovolacto, now ovo. But still, need more effort to avoid terasi (shrimp-based) and such.

But anyway, I'd like to share some...fun moments during the time. Here's why being vegetarian equals happier life: 

Because, firstly, you're a bit further than guilt. If you started from guilt of supporting animal murder, yea, the very important feeling you'll notice is: you're not feeling that much guilty again.  In the transition, sure, you'll still cry over an incidental chicken broth in your veggie soup, or you'll miss a taste of crispy salami on your pizza, or rendang...BUT, get going and enjoy more and more happiness from stop eating living animals! You know what that means? PEACE! Peace in your soul. Really.
 

Two. Decided to eat only plantbased food is a challenge! Honestly saying: ONE BIG CHALLENGE. But, don't worry. You'll have many games to play, here are some examples:

1. Vege-meals seeking at wedding receptions 
Oh, mashed potato! Ah...mixed with bacon. 
Oh, nasi timbel! Hey...ikan asin. 
Oh, fried rice! Ah, bakso around.  
(eats only plain rice with some sprinkle of bellpeppers from sapi lada hitam, and a cup of es teler plus buah potong, buying mie tektek with no chicken after the party)  

2. Trying to explain how you want your pasta to cook to a waiter
"Without meat, please."
"But with sausage, right?"
"No, no sausage."
"What about meatfloss?"
"Oh, well, OK, I'm a vegetarian."
"Aah! I see. Is fish okay for you?"
Actually, I was so frustated with this kind of situation, at the beginnings. But slowly I've changed my perception about the tiring dialogue. It's actually silly, and funny. So why don't you just smile and speak softly? Don't make people think that vegetarians are annoying!

3. Telling your family / friends that you're a veggie one
"Mama, I love your ayam rica-rica, but I can't eat this any longer."
(Mother is nodding but, maybe, a little bit sad...) 
"Ow, we're going to KFC!?" 
(thinking hardly about what to eat besides french fries) 

Well, this is just a fun article anyway. Please don't put in too deeply into your heart, and no offensiveness, I wish. :D

Happy Sunday!   



Selasa, 27 Desember 2016

Tranquilty in The Heart


Mom and baby cow (?). Peacefully live on the Bali meadow. I pray so they're safe. 
Lookin' at their eyes. 
Was the moment where I seriously decided to be a vegetarian. 
It's around 2011. Phew, a long time ago! :D

So, December 2016.
I took a mug of iced coffee, poured with a simple, soothing soymilk. 

No more cow's milk.  
Cause I remember the cutest cows I've ever met on 2011. :)




Minggu, 18 Desember 2016

Haturnuhun, Taun 2016

hello, Peko Poko

Oh, unexpectedly, it's December already!
This means, the year 2016 will end soon. Wow, time flies!

If I have to name this year, maybe 2016 is a Clutter-Cleaning year. I got a lot of question about clutters, and letting go so many stuff around that have no more functional function (?) and magically started affecting my parents. A couple of human that I thought as impossible to join my clutter-cleaning movement. So, I'm touched by their kindness to support me, tho'. And they sell some of their random stuff, too! It's such a progress. Since it's crazy to walk alone through this journey.

Besides being free from a hoarder trait, I'm back to my musical path. I think I've found that music is my passion, so I'll always be with music. No matter how far I've wandered around, I always come back to the music. Or meeting music person. And other things. Like it's...stick with me. Accepting it as a fate, I think I'm grateful! ;)

Oyeah. And, recalling the biggest events of the year: my brother's getting married, doing a track-jogging in a sport field with Inez and becoming 'norak' because we never did it before, hahaha. Went to Singapore and saw A LOTTA SESAME STREET, plus...being with 4 A-blood types, 2 O-types, and 1 AB altogether with no water element (from zodiac)...oh, it's fun and crazy. Aoh. Human Jet Coaster. The Mummy track. Definitely an epic experience. (for a lady that never visited DUFAN)

MUSIC CAMP! Aw, yeah. My favourite music camp annual event. I've missed the camp for, like, 2 years, that's why it's so lovely to join 'em again. Another event? Ah, Gaby's wedding. Meeting school friends and spent an evening with them.

Ordered my first vegan cake from Kilivi/Talli Bhumi and it's delicious. Surprised my Mother on her birthday--for the first time in my life, hahaha.

Eh, and, hey, LSO gatherings! In November we held a barbeque session. It's cute that people remember my vegetarianism and gave me...grilled corn and sweet potatoes. And pumpkin soup. And fish, they believe I eat fish so they bought a fish for me unexpectedly, lol,  I ate a little of it anyway, hahaha. Thank you folks to at least remember! Had a good time playing UNO Stacko in twisted plots, by the way.

In December, we had another one-day trip. Almost canceled but happened anyway. Less people involved, but still, many laughters and happiness.

Ah, I'm not an expert in listing small details and stories, but let me show you some picture and a list of randomness, again.

THE MOST COMMON SENTENCES I RECEIVE DURING THE YEAR : 

"You're so slim now," said Kokol my brother, on May. 
"OMG you're even thinner now," said Kokol my brother, again, on December. 

"D'you still eat fish?" my friends asked. "What about eggs?"
They're consistently questioning my eating style, but, no problem.

"Monday is mop day," said Mama every single Monday.

"Please heat up the car machine," Papa asked me every Monday dan Wednesday. Duh. 

"Notice your right hand." Just my friend commenting on my viola playing.

"Just bring the cat home, Neng!" said random men around me everytime I feed a stray cat. 

"Ning," said everyone. (continued with various topics)

Well, though it's annoying, I'm happy that I'm surrounded by people who cares and pays attention. LOL.  

Last but not least, what about you? Did you enjoy 2016 so far ?  


favourite beverage, ever !

got lost in a small residential area and met this blacky







some shade...

hello...

charging my energy through the nature